Category Archives: Science

Weather Warnings for Monday 16th Oct 2017

Department of Education’s guidelines published on severe weather warnings https://goo.gl/E6o8fo this is a PRECAUTIONARY notice to make you aware that Carlingford/Omeath areas are presently considered high orange weather status for severe winds! https://goo.gl/nydhEP this means we are being vigilant, giving … Continue reading

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Dental Visit!

Senior Infants, First class and Third class had the pleasure of inviting Joanne Redpath to our school to discuss the importance of oral hygiene. Joanne did a fantastic job of informing the children what to expect on a trip to … Continue reading

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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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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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Senior Infants and Junior Infants off to a fun start.

The Senior Infants have been showing the new Junior Infants the ropes here in St. Oliver’s where we have had a fun filled September. There has been plenty of exploring and investigating as well as a huge amount of imaginative … Continue reading

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Signs of Autumn

Senior Infants and First Class were busy this week observing trees and looking for signs of Autumn. They took note of the different colours on leaves. They found conkers, acorns and pine cones. They picked a tree to observe throughout … Continue reading

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Learning about Lungs

We made models of our lungs to help us understand how they work. We had great fun making our models and presenting them to the class. We learned that when you pull on the rubber, the space inside the bottle … Continue reading

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