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Our School’s History – Stations!

Old roll books, copies from the 1960s, old photographs, primary school certificates, tape recorders and powder paint…. These are just some of the artefacts we had the opportunity to examine during our history stations!

We read about a boy called John who attended our school in the 1960s who dreamed of becoming a pilot, we wonder did his dreams come true! We also learned the history of our school and all about St. Molaga – The Man of the Bees!

Have a look at historians at work!    

Library Visit

A great day was had by all today as we ventured down to Balbriggan library. We had the opportunity to hunt for books using the dewey decimal system and discover lots of fiction and non-fiction books. We learned that up to TWELVE books at a time can be taken out for free at the library for 3 weeks. We learned how to become members of the library and got forms to sign up. Some children who are already members of Balbriggan library even got the chance to pick some new books to take home today! We can’t wait to get home to read!

 

Up the Dubs!!

Today was jersey day in aid of GOAL charity. We wore our jerseys in to school to support the Dublin Vs Mayo team. Here are some of our Dublin supporters in their jerseys! Go raibh maith agaibh, we raised a lot of money for the charity and we all had fun!

Best of luck to the Dublin team this weekend in the All Ireland Final!

UP THE DUBS!

Probability and Chance

How likely are you to win the Lotto? Although we would LOVE to say it is a definite chance, we all know that it is very unlikely. Possible – but unlikely!!

This week we were learning about the probability of certain outcomes. For example: What is the chance of rolling an odd/even number on a dice? That’s right, there is an equal chance!

We played lots of probability games like spinning a spinner and landing on different animals, flipping coins, choosing different coloured marbles out of a mystery bag. It was great fun!

Have a look at some of our photos!

Seachtain na nGaeilge

Dia dhiabh go léir!

This week we celebrated Seachtain na nGaeilge! We had lots of fun learning and performing “Amhrán na gCupán” (The Cup Song) as well as doing some Irish Dancing, Éist agus Tarraing and designing seanfhocal posters to decorate our hall for Seachtain na nGaeilge.

Well done to everyone who took part in the Seachtain na nGaeilge concert, bhí sibh ar fheabhas ar fad!!  Congratulations to Katie Davey who won herself an Easons voucher in our scríobhnoireacht competition for 5th class. Obair iontach!

Bain taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine agus Lá Fhéile Pádraig!

#LNMS17

 

Money makes the world go round!

This week, we have been doing money for maths. We worked with a partner in a fun shop keeper game where we made up prices for different items and had to buy them from or sell them to our partner! We had to calculate the total cost of items but most importantly… We had to make sure we received the correct change out of our spending money! We had great fun (but secretly wishing the money was real!)

 

By Jamie Mc Guffin-Grehan

Class Debates

We have been learning how do persuasive writing in school. Some of the debates we have had included: Children should not be given homework after school. Happiness is more important than money. Ireland is the best country for tourists to visit.

This week, we wrote debates on the topic: “Should swimming lessons be compulsory in primary schools?”. We worked with a partner to write our debates and then argued for/against the motion.

We really enjoy debates!

 

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Adverbs can be fun!

Today we learned about adverbs – What they are and when to use them. An adverb is a word that describes a verb! That’s why the word VERB is in ADVERB! Usually adverbs end in -ly. For example: kindly, quickly, happily, viciously, hastily. But sometimes is can be words that tell when something happens or where it is. For example: yesterday, now, usually, upstairs, downstairs.

We made a display all about adverbs…. very quickly and intelligently! In our group, we wrote a poem a short story, sentences, lists and the definition of adverbs. We even wrote one adverb for every letter of the alphabet!

Here is our display. We hope you enjoy reading it just as much as we enjoyed making and presenting it!

By: Elle, Mercedes, Lucas, Christian, Jamie and Luke.

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European Projects

In geography we learned about France’s culture, religion, population, cuisine, famous landmarks such as the Eifell Tower and l’Arc de Triomphe as well as France’s lakes rivers and seas. We also learned about some of France’s history such as the Renaissance period, famous artwork such as the Mona Lisa which is in the Louvre in Paris.

After we learned about France, we worked with a partner to do research on our own European project. We used laptops to research information and then we made booklets to present all that we had learned to the class. It was great fun researching information and making our projects.

Here’s what they looked like!

 

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Electrical Circuits

We had great fun investigating electricity and how electrical circuits are formed!

We used insulators and conductors to make working torches and fans. We investigated how conductors can attach positive and negatively charged wires together to create and electrical circuit! The conductors attached wires together and sent electricity to different areas on the circuit. The wires were protected by plastic insulators.

It was so exciting to watch the light-bulbs light up and the fans begin turning when the circuit was complete!

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Happy Chinese New Year!

To celebrate the Chinese New Year on January 22nd 2017, we made Chinese dragons in art. This year is the year of the rooster. Traditionally, dragons represent Chinese celebrations. We created dragons’ bodies by making intertwining loops with coloured card. Then we added detail to our dragon faces like piercing eyes, sharp teeth, pointy horns and long tongues!

Take a look at some of our work.

By Katie, Aisha and Ester.

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