STEM: PLANTS AND ANIMALS: We are learning about the part of the earthworm. We created a wormery in our classroom to observe them over the next month.
Halloween Creations in Junior and Senior Infants: Things are getting spooky in Garrafrauns this week!
STEM SHOWCASE: The children from 5th and 6th class showcased their science projects to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes. We prepared our presentation and answered questions on the Respiratory System.
Dunmore Library Visit: The children of 5th and 6th class had the pleasure of meeting the author Caroline Busher today. They discussed her novel "The Girl who Ate the Stars". The children prepared illustrations, art pieces and questions for her.
CHESS TOURNAMENT LAUNCH DAY: Mr Coleman launched our chess tournaments from 3rd to 6th class today. We played our first tournament matches.
Wellness Wednesday: Our whole school participated in Walk a Friendship Mile. We chatted to others in different classes. We are developing our coping strategies for stress and anxiety.
PEER TUTORING: We have been using peer tutoring in maths to demonstrate long division and to improve our oral explanation skills in 5th and 6th class
STEM Award: We have started experimenting in the senior classes. We created a model lung which demonstrated the function of the diaphragm.
Art Creations: We are painting and experimenting through the medium of acrylic. We used our English novel "The Girl Who Ate the Stars" as the stimulus for our art pieces.
Oral Language Presentations: We are working on oral language, vocabulary expansion, sentence structure and questioning as part of SSE. Here some of the 5th and 6th class give presentations to the rest of the class working on expression, tone, eye-contact
Station teaching has started in 5th and 6th class. We are focusing on literacy and numeracy stations including comprehension, spelling strategies, reading fluency, dictation, word problems, Khan Academy, long multiplication and division, 2D shapes and co
Best wishes to our past pupils Barbara and Lucy Hannon who are playing in the Ireland Ladies Football Final on Sunday- Up Galway
County Champions 2019: Congratulations to the girls from 3rd to 6th class who won the County Final in Claregalway on 28/05/19. Thank you to Mr. Curley for training our teams during the year. Well done everyone!
Artist in Residence: Sketching from observation. We sketched items and flower arrangements focusing on elevation, plan and section. 3rd- 6th class
Chess Presentation for the 4 divisions from 3rd- 6th class. Thank you to Mr. Colman and well done to all who participated!
Well done to the chess champions of division 2
1ST PLACE: Donnacha Meade 5th class
2ND PLACE: Ciara Farrell 5th class
3RD PLACE: Jonathan Kenny 5th class
4TH PLACE: Keelan Giles 5th class
WELL DONE TO OUR CHESS CHAMPIONS OF DIVISION 1
1ST PLACE: Dylan Hannon 5th class
2ND PLACE: Patrick Forde 5th class
3RD PLACE: Scott Glynn 6th class
4TH PLACE: J.P Rabbitte 6th class
Garrafrauns National School