As a whole school we are always looking at the work we do and aim to make small changes which will lead to better teaching, learning and outcomes for pupils. This year 2018/19 we have decided to focus on Science and getting our students to think scientifically though exploration and discovery. The whole focus comes under the term STEAM which is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. We’ll be aiming to incorporate all these things in scientific activities!
Some of the things happening so far…
- Surveys sent to parents and to teachers for their input.
- Donation of €1000 from a parent in the school on behalf of ON Semiconductor
- Staff Training from Discover Primary Science and Maths (check out their website at www.sfi.ie)
- ‘Designer Minds’ have set up an after school club in the school… keep an eye out if you’re interested!
- Rang III and IV had a visit from a scientist and brought petri dishes home full to watch bacteria grow!
- Parents’ Council will be offering this year’s fundraising proceeds to improve our Scientific resources in the classroom
- VEX Robotics Club has started! They will be building a robot, programming it and getting it to perform tasks on an obstacle course… against other schools!
Keep an eye on this page for updates and please get in touch if you have an idea that you can share with us!
- Science Club have a blast!- Our Friday Science club built their own rockets under the guidance of Ruth. They learned about the different materials needed and the Science behind how the rockets work. Last Friday they had the opportunity to launch their rockets out on our school field. This was a wonderful experience for the children, 6th class came out… Continue Reading
- Engineer’s Week- We had a busy Engineer's Week this year in our school. It commenced with us being awarded 1st place and highly commended in the STEPS Engineering project. A huge well done again to Ms Healy and Ms Kelleher's class. As well as this we had our own school project. Classes were given spaghetti and marshmallows… Continue Reading
- We found our Blind Spot!- Ms Clifford's class wanted to find out how we can find the blind spot in our eyes so we used the following small diagram: We held the cross and spot diagram at arm's length with the cross on the right. While bringing the page slowly towards our face we could see the spot disappear.. … Continue Reading
- Spring Nature Walk – Ms. Moylan’s class- We had a lovely time during our nature walk last Friday! We talked about Spring first and we went through the checklist before we left the school. The kids predicted what they may see or not see during our walk. At the end, we used the opportunity to enjoy the local playground and a picnic… Continue Reading
- Why does jelly set?- Why does jelly set? Mrs O'Sullivan's class in Coisceim investigated what is it that makes jelly set. We learned that jelly contains gelatin. The fibres in the gelatin come apart when the jelly is melted. We watched the jelly from the packet melt as we added the hot water, and talked… Continue Reading
- Monoprints in Ms. Moylan’s class- We had great fun making our Monoprints today. They enjoyed being able to paint their own design and transfer it to the white paper to see the result Continue Reading
- Life Cycle of a Butterfly- Junior Infants explored the life cycle of a butterfly! https://youtu.be/ZWbgMNLXBJ8 Continue Reading
- The Life Cycle of a Butterfly- Junior Infants explored the life cycle of a butterfly! https://youtu.be/no5rFIUCQcs Continue Reading
- The Life Cycle of a Butterfly- Junior Infants explored the life cycle of a butterfly! https://youtu.be/-4Kww5fx2Zk Continue Reading
- PM Engineer’s visit for Engineer’s Week- PM Engineer's visited our school again this year to talk to our 6th class students about the work of an Engineer. Ms. Moynihan's 2nd class were also very lucky to have a surprise visit from them as they had designed and built cars as an engineering project. Thank you to Pa, Orla and Moses for… Continue Reading