Seomra Nóinín – Sixth Class

Seomra Nóinín are currently looking forward to their upcoming school tour! We have been learning lots about Europe and Greece, and soon to be learning about Africa – lots of interesting projects and an exhibition coming up! Our class really enjoyed taking part in the Spring Performance and we are proud of our classmates for singing their solos, whole class songs, dancing and taking on the roles of the Lion King characters as part of the drama. Well done to all classes on their performances! Rian in our class was lucky enough to meet the president recently, feel free to read all about it below!...

Seomra Chonn Discover Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day!

In 4th Class, Seomra Chonn have been looking at the Roman Empire. The Romans were an ancient civilisation that ruled Europe for 500 years. We learned that we have the Roman’s to thank for a lot  things. Did you know the Romans invented roads, plumbing, newspapers and even concrete? We also looked at the Colosseum in Rome where the warriors, known as gladiators used to fight. The Collosseum was like a modern day football stadium except the Romans would sometimes fill it with water to recreate naval battles. Try doing that in the Aviva! Finally, we looked at the legend of Romulus and Remus, two bothers who were supposed to be the founders of Rome, and who were raised by a wolf! Sadly, Romulus and Remus fell out about the name of their city and Romulus killed Remus. Rome was named after Romulus and still bares his name...

Senior Infants Seomra Oráiste

Seomra Oraiste is very excited for Halloween. The boys and girls can’t wait to wear their costumes in on Friday – there are LOTS of witches and even a pirate! We had ‘Mighty Moose’ visiting our class on Tuesday and he supervised as we played Halloween Bingo, learnt the Halloween song ‘There was an old witch’ and recived Bonfire tips from Fireman Sam (very important around this time of year!). Senior Infants are nearly finished revising their sounds and ‘th’ and ‘qu’ are the last ones. We can’t wait to throw ourselves back into our work after the...

Is it hot in here?

Seomra Chonn (Mr. Condon’s fourth class) have been looking at heat as part of Science this term. We discovered that heat can travel in three ways – conduction, convection and radiation. We conducted a number of experiments to show each of the above. Conduction, for example, is when a hot object comes in contact with a cold object. The heat is transferred from the hot object to the colder one e.g. a coffee cup heating the table that it is sitting on. Convection is the way in which hot air or hot water, rises. This is how hot air balloons work. We placed equal amounts of food dye in three glasses of water (one hot, one cold, and one at room temperature). We discovered that in the cold one, the dye simple sinks to the bottom. In hot glass the dye circulates around the glass from top to bottom. Finally, we conducted an experiment to show radiation. Radiation is when heat travels through the air without touching an object e.g. like when you stand close to your radiators at home and you can feel the heat coming off them. We used two balloons, one filled with air and one filled with water. We placed them both near a candle (but not touching the candle!). As air heats faster than water the balloon full of air quickly popped. However, the balloon containing water didn’t pop as the water took longer to heat....

3rd/4h Class G.A.A. Blitz

On Monday 20th June the boys and girls of 3rd/4th class played the G.A.A. blitz finals. It was a great afternoon where the eight teams had a chance to pit themselves against their classmates over four finals. Ultimately there could only be FOUR winners. Waterford, Limerick, Dublin and Meath reigned supreme on the day! Afterwards the boys and girl were lucky enough to have medal presented by Dublin U21 hurlers Paul O’Dea and AJ Muphy with every child receiving one as a memento for all their hard work. The Championship plaque was presented to Dari  and the names of the Meath team (and management! will be inscribed to join previous winners Monaghan and Limerick. A word of praise must also go to the individual winners. From 3rd class, Emily and Oliver and 4th class, Catharcie and Bogban.   Hopefully all the boys and girls will play G.A.A. over the Summer and come back in September ready t o go for another big year of...

Marathon moves by 6th Class

On Tuesday, the 6th class group took part in a fundraiser for their school tour. They participated in a combined marathon. They ran in pairs and collectively ran 41.125km over the course of an hour. The students were very persistent with the running and continued right to the end. Thank you to all of the people who have supported the sponsorship so far and the children will still be fundraising until Friday 20th May. The 6th classes are planning a trip to Avon Rí Adventure centre for 7th...