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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Happy Chinese New Year!

For the month of January, 2nd class have been learning lots about China and the celebrations that occur around Chinese New Year. We have learned lots of the Great Wall of China, Dragon Boat Festival and Lantern Festival. We were even lucky enough to have 2 special guest speakers who have visited China to talk…

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Clay Rainforest Creations!

2nd class in Art at the moment are in the middle of creating a rainforest animal of their choice from clay! First, the class spent time working with the clay; pinching, pounding, pressing and poking it! The next step now is to paint the figures…. Stay tuned for the final pieces!

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