Category: S.E.S.E.

Pancake Tuesday

The children had great fun on Pancake Tuesday preparing, cooking and eating their delicious pancakes.
Cooking is not only a fun, engaging activity for children, but is also an important development tool for all ages.
Measuring out ingredients is a practical way of learning about weight and capacity in Maths.
As they follow a recipe, children organise ingredients, follow a sequence, and carry out multiple directions. Cooking is a great way to develop practical life skills.
The children also learned about the tradition behind Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday i.e. that on the day before Lent begins, Christian families would use up all their eggs, butter, milk and flour in one dish, before fasting for Lent.
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Green-Schools: Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the fifth Green-Schools theme.

As we explored this theme, we became more aware of the importance of native plants, animals and habitats and we looked at steps which can be taken to increase biodiversity in our locality.

We learned about different species of plants and animals; some that are native to Ireland and some that are non-native or ‘alien’. We learned how some invasive species can impact on our biodiversity because they sometimes spread too quickly and can endanger our native species as a result.

We also learned about various habitats and ecosystems and what we can do to help preserve and enhance them in our local environment.

As part of our schoolwide project on biodiversity, we created a wonderful ‘Bug Hotel’.
Check out the photos below!

Well done to our Green-Schools Committee for all their hard work and dedication!

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Science Week

Science Week took place from the 13th to 20th November 2016.
It is a national, annual event that celebrates the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The children from both classrooms carried out a selection of experiments and science-based activities during Science Week. Firsthand investigation is central to the way in which young children learn science.

Click on the links below to see some fun activities you could try with your kids at home.
Science at Home
Activity Movies

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Trip to Clonmacnoise on the Viking Boat

On 2nd September, the pupils and staff took a trip on the Viking Boat all the way to Clonmacnoise, an ancient monastic site near Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly. We were given a tour of the grounds and we even got to tell our secrets into the ‘Whispering Arch’!!! The Senior Room are learning about the Vikings at the moment and this field trip certainly brought their study alive.

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