Category Archives: Science

Mirrors and Images

We investigated how different objects are reflected using light. We learned that when you place an object between two hinged mirrors, light from the object bounces back and forth between the mirrors before it reaches your eyes. 
” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” … Continue reading

Posted in Science | Comments Off on Mirrors and Images

Mad4Maths Every Day

In 4th and 5th, we’ve really enjoyed daily Mad4Maths time since we’ve returned in 2018. What a great way to end each day by playing maths games with our friends! Some of the visiting 1st class even got to join … Continue reading

Posted in Science, St. Oliver's N.S. | Comments Off on Mad4Maths Every Day

New Year Tables Class Champions

4th and 5th really enjoyed competing in a class times tables competition last term, so we’ve decided to have a weekly competition this term. They are a very competitive group and it was a very tight competition today when they … Continue reading

Posted in Science, St. Oliver's N.S. | Comments Off on New Year Tables Class Champions

Christmas Craic in Class

Among all the preparations for the School Play and Choral Singing, we managed to squeeze in a bit of time for creating some Christmas decorations.
We designed and made 3D Tetrahedron hanging Christmas Tree decorations with surprise sweets inside.
We also created … Continue reading

Posted in Science, St. Oliver's N.S., The Arts | Comments Off on Christmas Craic in Class

Magnificent Magnetic Cars

During December, 4th and 5th enjoyed designing and making cardboard cars powered by pushing magnetic forces. 
We learned lots about 3D shapes and their nets as well as teamwork and all about magnetic forces during this fun challenge!
” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” … Continue reading

Posted in Science, St. Oliver's N.S. | Comments Off on Magnificent Magnetic Cars

Scratch Dance Animations

4th and 5th class enjoyed learning more about Scratch this month and in pairs, they created dance animations using the programming tool. Have a look at our programs on our google site here.

Posted in Digital Literacy, Science, St. Oliver's N.S. | Comments Off on Scratch Dance Animations

Tom Crean and the Antarctic Videos

4th and 5th have enjoyed learning how to use Adobe Spark Videos this month and created information videos on the Antarctic and Tom Crean.
This is another wonderful tool that they have under their belt for creating digital media in school … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Flag, Digital Literacy, Environmental Awareness, Science, St. Oliver's N.S. | Comments Off on Tom Crean and the Antarctic Videos

My Family in JI and SI

We have had a fun but very busy time in JI and SI where we have been learning about ‘My Family’. We designed our own house and play areas as well as taking on the different roles in the family … Continue reading

Posted in Health Promoting School, Science, St. Oliver's N.S., The Arts | Comments Off on My Family in JI and SI

Super 3D Shapes

We enjoyed learning about the characteristics of 3D shapes last week in 4th and 5th by making models using sticks and modelling clay to help determine the number of vertices, edges and faces in each of the shapes. 
We then were … Continue reading

Posted in Science, St. Oliver's N.S. | Comments Off on Super 3D Shapes

Lots about Louth

Pupils researched lots about the towns, sites, people and businesses in Louth recently together in groups and presented their projects to their peers using Google Slides. 
They learned so much as they assessed their team work and the content of their … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Flag, Environmental Awareness, Science, St. Oliver's N.S. | Comments Off on Lots about Louth