“Occupations” is the Aistear theme of the month in Junior and Senior Infants for November. The children have been learning all about the work of the doctor and the nurse in recent weeks. On Thursday 16th November the class had a visit from Nurse Sara Rock, who told us all about her work at the hospital and the tiny babies she take [...]
Emyln from An Taisce came to the school to talk to us about Energy. He talked to us about fossil fuels, these are the products that we use to make energy. Fossil fuels are a type of material that you can burn and you can’t use again.
These are fossil fuels, Oil, petrol, diesel, coal and peat/turf. These fossil fuels are making climate [...]
The latest initiative from our Green Schools Committee was a Toy Swap Shop. This worked on a ticket system. Pupils were invited to bring in used or unwanted toys and were allocated tickets corresponding to their approximate value – during which pupils traded toys in for tickets.
All pupils enjoyed participating- swapping their unwanted [...]
5th and 6th class have been learning about chromatography. Paper chromatography is a method of separating mixtures, particularly water-soluble markers, food colouring on sweets, paints or pigments in plants. Chromatography separates out the colours and we can find out which ones are present in ink or dye.
After our experiment, we made spooky [...]
On Thursday, 26th of October, Yvonne from the Hedgehog Rescue center based in Rush came to visit our school. She cares for over 250 hedgehogs!
Yvonne brought along two hedgehogs, the smaller one was called Sonic whilst the larger one was called Leon. We were told that she has 47 hedgehogs called Sonic! But now the hedgehogs are given the sur [...]
On Thursday, the 19th of October, 6th class went to Christ Church. Before the service, we explored the vaults underneath. We saw a dead cat and a dead rat who got stuck in the organ pipe, costumes from a TV series “The Tudors” which part was filmed in Christ Church.
After we ate lunch in the crypt we went upstairs to the service. [...]