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Trip to the Beach

DSC_0578DSC_0611DSC_0566DSC_0570DSC_0583Today Mr. Cloherty’s 5th Class and Ms. Brennock’s 5th class went to the beach. We walked first to the Sailor’s Grave and put a stone on the cairn at the memorial to the Belle Hill.

Then we walked along the coast to the front beach. On the way we saw seals, birds, crabs, dead fish and lots of interesting shells and stones.

When we got to the beach we played football and cricket. We also had a sandcastle competition and paddled in the sea.

On the way home the teachers bought us ice pops.

We had a great day.  Click on the link to play a video of some more pictures.

Animoto Video

More Sound Experiments

We put cling film over a bowl and then placed some grains of rice on the cling film.  When we banged loudly near the grains of rice we were able to see the rice move. The sound waves made by the loud noise made the gains ‘jump’.

We also made ‘duck whistles’. We cut a straw in half, then cut a ‘v’ shape into the top of the straw. By blowing hard into the straw, the straw vibrated and made a ‘duck’ noise. It was quite hard to make the sound, but it was funny when we did manage it.
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Learning about sound

We’ve started  learning about sound. We have learned that sound travels in waves. We also learned that sound is a force, like light and heat.

Our first experiment was with tuning forks and some water! We banged the tuning fork sharply on the table to make it vibrate (and sound) and then we popped the vibrating fork into the jar of water. The vibrations made the water splash out of the jar.
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New Playground Markings

Today as we left school Vergal and Eddie were busy painting the new markings on the school yard.  We are very excited about the new markings. Our student council were involved in the decision about which games would be painted on both the junior and senior yard.

We can’t wait to get out onto the yard in the morning!

Vergal and Eddie painting the yard!
Fergal and Eddie


Snakes and Ladders
Snakes and Ladders
Senior Yard
Senior Yard
Eddie and Fergal's Van
Eddie and Fergal’s Van
Junior Yard
Junior Yard

Grace Evelyn Gifford

Grace Evelyn Gifford

Even though people differed

Married her husband to be,

In a place that does not give people glee

A little cell,

A place of hell

All night she cried, thinking of a solution

Because she knew tomorrow would be his execution

This journey had not been a junket

Because tomorrow would be execution day

For her Joseph Plunkett

By Rachel B