Santry 2017

Santry was a great success this year! Everyone did really well and tried their best. We won 26 medals and a cup! We had trials for the team and then four training sessions. On Monday we had Field Events and on Tuesday we had Track Events. Overall we had a great time! Thank you to…

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Gaeltacht Day 4

Fifth Class had another amazing day here in Donegal. We started the morning off with a tasty breakfast. Then we went on the bus to the colaiste for our last Irish class. We had a sand castle competition in the afternoon. Some of us ventured into the sea for a quick paddle. Our last dinner…

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Gaeltacht Day 3

A quick update from beautiful Donegal. The children had another wonderful day of activities including a fabulous trip to Árainn Mhór island. The scenery was spectacular. Fifth Class really enjoyed the boat trip to the island. We bought some delicious treats in the shop and had an energetic hike. Then it was back to our…

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Gaeltacht Day 2

Greetings from Coláiste na Rosann. We had an action packed day here in Donegal. An early breakfast started the day. Then we went straight to the college for our Irish classes. We returned to our Bean an Tí’s house for lunch before heading to Dunlewey. The adventure centre was amazing. There were lots of fun…

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Gaeltacht Day 1

Fifth class are having a wonderful time in Donegal. We stopped in Glenveagh National Park and had a lovely walk. We also watched a short documentary about the area. We reached our destination in time for dinner. We had time for a quick change of clothes and off to the ceili. We are looking forward…

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Engineering and Technology

Fifth Class really enjoyed engineering and technology week. We used the WeDo Lego Robotics programme to build Milo the robot. We gave Milo commands such as move forwards, turn left, turn right and go back. We also made some amazing K’nex creations. The children worked in pairs for this activity to design a bridge, scissors and a…

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Easter Egg Hunt & Bop Hop

Fifth Class really enjoyed the Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday. They worked with their reading buddy to find the eight hidden Easter Eggs. Fifth Class devoured their mini-egg prizes. The Bop Hop Dance took place on Friday. Fifth Class showed some fantastic disco moves. They had great fun with 1st and 4th Class. A big thank you…

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Wind Energy 5th Class

Fifth Class are learning about renewable energy.  Renewable energy comes from natural resources that are naturally replenished, such as sunlight, wind and waves. We focused on wind energy this week. We discovered that wind turbines are used to convert wind energy to electricity. The wind blows the blades around and this movement is converted into electricity….

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5th Class Music

Fifth Class have really enjoyed their Music lessons this term. They have learned some fabulous new songs, used percussion instruments, and expanded on their knowledge of music theory. Fifth Class are fantastic when it comes to identifying the instruments used in a piece of music. They are currently learning the song Rule the World with the student…

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Science Talk 2017

Fifth Class attended the Science talk this morning. It was hosted by some parent volunteers. We enjoyed participating in a variety of experiments. We learned about water pressure, water underground, electrons and friction. It was really fun using the microscopes and learning about yeast. Sixth Class volunteers treated us to an interesting talk about their Young…

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