The weather was kind to us last Friday as we made our way to Newgrange to see the wonderful ancient passage tomb. The children were thoroughly engaged by our tour guide Gerry who further explained the historical importance of the site. Making our way inside the tomb to the central chamber was the highlight of the day.
Fourth Class studied some of the large buildings of the world in English during the month of October. To explore elements of building, balance, structure etc. we also did some construction in arts & crafts. Here are some pictures of this great work in progress.
Congratulations to 6th class 2017/18 who were involved in the Pride of Place School Garden Scheme. They achieved Level 5, the highest grade that can be achieved. Today the current 6th class had the pleasure of officially collecting the plaque that will be displayed proudly in the school.
Next time you’re on the school grounds please feel free to take a walk among our beautiful garden and see all the care and hard work that has been put in throughout the year. Big thanks to Ms Galligan and Niamh Murtagh for making it happen.
Everyone enjoyed fantastic fun last week in celebration Maths Week Ireland 2018, a nationwide event. The children from 1st-6th Class were treated to Lego Enginneering Workshops from Learnit. The workshops were delivered in a well-structured, professional manner and they were a wonderful educational opportunity for the children. All classes were also involved in our first ever series of maths fairs. Thank you to Ms Flanagan, Ms Galligan & Ms Donnellan for all of the planning, preparation & hard work that went into making these events such a success. They were based around puzzles, problem-solving & ‘thinking outside the box’ and the children enjoyed the challenges involved and awarded a 5-star rating to the events!… READ MORE
Weeks of planning and preparation went into the organisation & running of this year’s Senior Maths Fair for Maths Week Ireland 2018. Huge thanks to Ms Galligan’s class who ran the maths fair simultaneously, allowing more classes to enjoy the experience. Ms Donnellan also kindly ran the 1st & 2nd Class Maths Fair & we owe her huge thanks too. Fourth Class spent many days investigating and solving the maths puzzles in groups and fairs to begin with. They then organised themselves into groups and planned the presentation of each maths puzzle. A couple of days of poster making and decorating followed.… READ MORE
The children in 4th Class made a particularly special effort to organise a maths fair that was suitable for Junior and Senior Infants. They were amazing with these children, the youngest members of our school community. They displayed kindness and patience as the children solved maths puzzles which were carefully pitched at their level. The children should all be very proud of themselves!! Even Mr O’Donoghue arrived to try some puzzles 🙂
The children in Fourth Class were busy bees in the run up to Maths Week organising both a Junior Maths Fair for Junior & Senior Infants and a Senior Maths Fair for 3rd/6th Class. We were thrilled & most grateful to be assisted by Ms Galligan & Ms Donnellan’s classes, who each ran a maths fair too. With all this activity and hard work the children thoroughly enjoyed some down-time when Rob and Niamh from Learnit arrived to host our Maths Week Lego Engineering Workshops. It was an interesting and informative learning opportunity for the children and they enjoyed every moment!… READ MORE
Fourth Class have been studying many aspects of stone age life over the past few weeks. The highlight was our trip to Newgrange to see the ancient passage tomb. The children were awestruck with the wonder & historical importance of the site. We were met with stormy winds and a few showers but it didn’t dampen spirits and we had a wonderful day.
This blog post from Maths Ireland was written for parents of children at secondary level but I think it will be of interest to all. It was written by Georgina Murphy, Deputy Principal of a school in Kilkenny.
Early education experts stress reading to children every day, and maths should be part of a daily regimen as well. Since most parents use maths in some form every day, they should be able to help their children develop mathematical reasoning without going too far out of their way to design lessons or learn more maths themselves (although this certainly helps if parents have the time).… READ MORE