The pupils of 5th and 6th class are working on creating their own Maths Quiz Powerpoints by writing their own word problems to challenge others in the class.
STEM: SMILING SUNFLOWERS: (science/maths): We planted sunflowers last year and they have thrived over the summer. We estimated the height of each sunflower and will measure them later this month. We will calculate the average height and create a bar char
We designed our own tin foil boat and estimated how many marbles/ plastic bears it would take until it sank. We watched a video explaining buoyancy and mass. We picked out two new Talktime words for our Word Wall- "reinforce" and "cargo". We tested our boat designs in a large container of water and calculated the mass by using rice. Most importantly...we all had loads of fun!
GUEST SPEAKERS: Webinars for 2023/2024: Meet the Scientists: The webinars will involve an engaging talk from a science professional about their career, followed by a Q&A session .
3RD-6TH CLASS WILL MEET SCIENTISTS AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR PROFESSIONS:
November 15th 2023 - Meet the Zoologist - Prof. Louise Allcock
December 6th 2023 - Meet the Neuroscientist - Dr Siobhan McMahon
January 10th 2024 - Meet the Mathematician - Dr Rachel Quinlan
January 24th 2024 - Meet the Blood Collector - Dr Marina Zaki
January 31st 2024 - Meet the Dentist - Dr Ciara Scott
February 7th 2024 - Meet the Seahorse Man - Kealan Doyle
The 5th and 6th class pupils did a clean up of the school grounds today. We weeded various play areas and collected rubbish from around our school. We collected two full bags of rubbish! Well done to everyone for the huge effort in keeping our environment clean!
Our duties will include weeding and preparing the planting beds, researching plants we can grow at different times of the year, watering plants weekly, maintaining and caring for the plants and harvesting.
We have set up our new ICT committee for the year ahead. We are delighted to announce that we will be given the use of 15 laptops in the senior classes and tablets in the junior rooms. We have begun learning to use Powerpoint for our project work and research. Our duties will be to ensure the laptops/tablets are stored correctly and charged. We will distribute the laptops and tablets to the various classes each day. We will teach others how to use Scratch coding and Powerpoint.