A pupil in 6th class received a trophy for her fantastic hip-hop dancing skills. A great achievement!
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 the dentist. She also highlighted some food that are good for teeth and some that are not. We had a look at some dental tools and some children got to dress up as dentists and dental assistants! We would like to say a big THANK YOU! to Joanne for making our next trip to the dentist a little easier!
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, Lego and Kajo robots and how to programme a BBC microbit.
4th class boys expressed how delighted they were to learn about the ‘serious stuff‘ when programming using a BBC microbit!
What an exciting way to celebrate EU Coding Week!
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 smoothly. While usually oil is used in the latter, air can also reduce the effect of friction. Therefore, pupils designed and made a CD Hovercraft that moved quicker and longer using air to reduce the friction between the CD and the table.
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!
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 spun it quick enough we could see the white light forming.
We also learned how light can be reflected using mirrors and how the angle of the mirrors directs the light in different directions.
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 and the cardboard creature climbs the string because friction exists.
What a fun way to learning about the benefits of friction!
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. It is also really fun to play board games and cards to help improve our problem solving skills and mental maths.
The Parents’ Association and Carlingford Tidy Towns on Saturday 7th Oct 2017 worked as a team to complete painting on the Infants side of the school.
Thank you to volunteers Donna, Ronan, Joanne, Jack, Gerry, Denise and Pam. They were lucky the rain held off and just had enough paint to do the job. It was completed in a record 2 hours this morning.
Thank you all soooooooooooo much , your work and support is so appreciated – Ms Eileen, Staff, Parents and Pupils.
We just love our school make-over!