Our second Digital Fair in two years took place yesterday (April 19th) in the PE Hall. The hall was transformed into a high-tech hub with everything from 3D printing, augmented reality, beebots, scratch, a flying drone, podcasts and photostory, to junior scratch, raspberry pi, green screen and our video perspectus.
Easter Greetings from Room 18
We made our colourful Easter Baskets from wool and we wove into shape them using card and different colours of yarn. We used yellow tissue paper to line them and then we filled them with Easter goodies.
Easter Walk by the Boyne
It was a lovely, crisp Spring morning and the pupils of St Mary’s school went on a walk around the town and the Porchfields. We really enjoyed the the fresh air and the exercise!
We made a Gratitude Tree this week and we added some of the things we are grateful for- our families, our home, running water, friends, our lovely school. We thought about all of the things we take for granted every day and we are learning to say “thank you” more often for all the little things. We are grateful.
Congratulations to all twenty-four competitors from 5th and 6th Classes who took part in the St Mary’s Spelling Bee Final yesterday (Wednesday, 14th February). Our newly crowned champ (pictured below) has jumped the first hurdle and is now looking forward to the county final on 1st March. We wish her every success!
Last Friday, 6th Class learned about different forms of energy in a hands-on workshop. We took part in discussions and carried out a few ‘pedal’ experiments to demonstrate how energy works. Using a bicycle, a simple generator and some ‘pedal power’ we managed to light up some bulbs and make a smoothie! It was great fun!
We were delighted to welcome some Grandparents to our class last Wednesday, January 31st, to celebrate our annual Grandparents’ Day. We had a great time chatting to them and finding out how life was like when they were growing up. We really appreciate that they took the time to come in and share their memories with us. A big thank you to the grandparents of Emma, Aoife, Destinie, Casey and Amelia for being with us on this special occasion.
Today is the Feast of St Bridget, the second patron saint of Ireland. The 6th Class pupils in Room 30 visited Ms Rickard’s and Ms Dully’s classes in the afternoon. The senior pupils helped the younger girls and boys to make St Bridget’s Crosses. The finished crosses looked amazing and everyone enjoyed the experience. Here are some photos………
Congratulations to our representatives at the Credit Union Schools Quiz in Drogheda last Friday night. Despite some tough questions, the girls performed to a very high standard and represented themselves, their families and their school with distinction. Unfortunately, neither team managed to make it through to the next round, but as the expression goes, “it’s not always about winning!” Maith sibh a chailíní!
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We are having great fun using the Beebots in First Class. A Beebot is a floor robot and we have to enter commands in order for him to move around the floor. He can change direction, moving left, right, forward … Continue reading