Author Archives: St. Oliver's N.S.

Goal Jersey Day

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Creative Coding in St. Vincent’s Secondary School

4th, 5th and 6th classes had the wonderful opportunity to learn about coding in St. Vincent’s Secondary School in Dundalk. The amazing teachers and TYs very professionally gave the pupils the chance to learn the basics of scratch, coding with Sphero, … Continue reading

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Handmade Hovercrafts

We learned how wonderful friction is and how it makes lots of things possible in our world (like walking without slipping!), however we also learned how it is necessary to reduce friction at times, for example, to make machinery run … Continue reading

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Amazing Actors

We have had so much fun in September building on our drama skills. The pupils have really enjoyed role play during drama classes and have demonstrated wonderful improvisational skills while in the hot seat!
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Light and Colour

We had lots of time in September investigating light and colour in  4th and 5th.
We learned how light is divided into different colours and all pupils made a colour wheel during art and used it to show how if we … Continue reading

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Fantastic Friction – Designing and Making Halloween Creepy Crawly Toys

We were learning how friction is the force that tries to stop things sliding over each other and we decided to use this force to design and make a Halloween Creepy Crawly Toy.
These toys work on the principle of friction … Continue reading

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Mad 4 Maths

4th and 5th have been getting active during Mad 4 Maths stations on Fridays. It’s a great opportunity to play lots of interactive games on the computer and the Interactive Whiteboard on topics we have been learning in maths lessons. … Continue reading

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Super Scratch Animations

We’ve been discovering how to code using Scratch programming. We started very small by animating our names. Have a look at some of our projects by clicking the pictures below and clicking the green flag to run our programs.
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Innovative Emojis

We discovered how to create Google Drawings this week and decided to digitise emojis we created earlier in the week when we were talking about feelings and emotions. 
What a fun way to learn how to use our wonderful new chromebooks!
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Riveting Research

4th and 5th were delighted to start a project on Vikings today on our new school Chromebooks.
WorldBooks Online is an online encyclopedia, dictionary and atlas, and is now free to all Irish school children from the scoilnet.ie website. This is … Continue reading

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