5th Class Rube Goldberg Machines

This week in 5th Class we created some Rube Goldberg Machines as part of our Distance Learning work. The goal of a Rube Goldberg Machine is to accomplish a very simple task in an elaborate way, e.g. putting a marble into a jar using a marble run. Please watch and enjoy them! IMG_9821 Rube Goldberg…

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3-D Printing and Engineering Workshop in 6th Class

Some of you may remember that back in October, 6th Class entered a 3-D printing sustainability competition, which Gilles won with his water filter design! Well, because of this success, we were very fortunate to have Sylvia Leatham from i-Form, and Ronan McCann, from DCU (who is working with Gilles on his prototype), come out…

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Well-being Week in St Matthew’s

Well-being Week took place from 19th-23rd January across the school and certainly succeeded in making us feel good! The week was divided into different days and each class had a range of activities each day. Here’s a reminder of what we did – perhaps it will re-inspire you to take care of your well-being! Why…

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Election Fever!

Election fever hit 6th Class in the week before mid-term! Inspired by the General Election, we decided to conduct our own election to show what we would do if we formed the government.   As preparation, we learned about the General Election and the major parties and their leaders. We researched what constituency each of…

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Pancake Tuesday!

6th Class thoroughly enjoyed some delicious pancakes for Pancake Tuesday! Thank you very much to the PTA for slaving away in the kitchen and for giving up your time to serve us all today. It was very much appreciated. Have a look at some happy faces and some interesting topping choices here!     

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Green Schools Week

The 2019 Green School Week was plenty of fun! 5th class had a different teacher since Mr. Mc Andrew was out. The 5th classers made loads of slogans and pictures about pollution. Here are some of their opinions: “Save the turtles!” says Toby O’Connell. “Just a week isn’t enough” says Tadhg Bradshaw. “It is good,…

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STEM Week in 5th Class

On the last week of November (2019) the school was doing STEM week S standing for science T standing for technology E for engineering and M for maths. We had lots of fun doing many activities such as Lego WeDo, For Lego WeDo we made a Lego robot and programmed it to walk in a…

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