Tag Archives: Fun Stuff

Puffin Live – The Illustrators Take Over

On Friday, we joined a Puffin Virtually Live presentation.  We were able to draw along with Adam Hargreaves – son of Roger Hargreaves, who continues his father’s popular Mr. Men and Little Miss series of children’s books, and this year has illustrated the Dr Men Series.

We created comic book characters with Jeff Kinney, author and illustrator of Diary of Wimpy Kid.

We were inspired to create our own superhero by Ali-A, who’s been inspired by his new graphic novel Game On1!, illustrated by Alek Sotirovski.

We heard the author of Wonder,  R. J. Palacio, talking about using technology to create illustrations.

One of the best sections was looking at the wonderful illustrations in Malala’s inspiring new picture book, Malala’s Magic Pencil illustrated by Kerascoët. We have read this book in class and we love it. 

Maths Week Quizzes

We had two Math Quizzes in the hall on Thursday as part of Maths Week.  The teams were all mixed, with children from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th all being on teams together.  Ms Geraghty, Ms Donnellan, Ms Ferguson and Mr Brown’s classes took part in the first quiz. Ms Carmody, Ms Walsh, Ms McNicholas and Ms McMahon’s classes took part in the second quiz. Everyone had a great time!

The winners of the first quiz – a draw!

The winners of the second quiz.

Taking on the Teachers!

Our sixth classes took part in the Active Ireland “Taking on the Teachers” challenge. We did basketball relays, tug of war, a penalty shoot out and golf (which everyone found hard!) At the end of the challenge, it was a draw but sixth class won after a basketball shoot out. Everyone was delighted, especially when they got a night off homework as a prize!

In even better news, we just learned that our school, along with another school in Donegal, won the competition so we have won €150 of sports equipment for the school.

We are all looking forward to the rematch!

Tree Day 2017

We had great fun today celebrating Tree Day 2017.

We went on a Tree Trail and examined an Oak tree in the school grounds. Then we all collected a variety of leaves and tried to identify them using the sheet that teacher gave us.

We also collected some berries, horse chestnuts and acorns.

It was hard to work out what some of the leaves were! Teacher had a book which helped us identify them.

We also planted an Alder sapling that we received from the Tree Council.

We planted conkers from a horse chestnut tree that we won’t see germinate until next spring!

Teacher brought in part of a tree stump and we were able to do rubbings and look at the age of the tree by counting its rings.

 

Running laps

We are a healthy and  active class. At least once once a day we go out to the All weather pitch (“the big astro”) for a run. The children choose whether to run a full lap which is approximately 440 metres or a half lap. In September the class ran a total of 489 laps.

Start
1st (but it’s not a race!).
Full lap
Half lap
Finished.

Can you Balance?

In order to balance when you are standing your centre of gravity should be over your feet. When you are standing and bend forwards your centre of gravity starts to move forward too. Normally, you’d compensate by sticking your bum out behind you.

In this experiment you stand with your back and heels against a wall/door. Drop a coin on the floor in front of you and try to pick it up without falling over.

With the wall/door there, this is impossible, so you fall over.

School Football Blitz 2017

On the 20th of June, the school had a football blitz with the 5th and 6th class teams. The winning team will play against the teachers next week. Here are some photographs taken of the football blitz.

Freezing into place for an action photograph!
Goal!
Running after the ball
Going for the goal
Another goal?
Who’s going to get the ball?
Airtime!
Look! It’s Football Man!

Near the end of the Football Blitz we took photographs of the teams.