Bee Project in 1st/2nd Class

Posted by Ms. Naughton On March - 8 - 2024

1st and 2nd class have been very busy bees learning all about the honey bee.  Lucky for us here in 1st and 2nd class, we have a bee expert in our midst – Conor Jennings in 2nd class! Conor’s family have their own bee farm locally.  We were delighted when Conor brought in some of his bee protection clothing, bee food, smoker and honey frame to present to the class.  We learnt a lot from Conor about taking care of bees, the honey making process and and it was fantastic to see some of these items needed up close!

In SESE, we learnt some interesting facts about the honey bee, it’s life cycle and labelling different parts of the bee anatomy.  We also learnt the importance of bees in helping to pollinate our flowers.  Without bees, we wouldn’t have lots of delicious fruit and vegetables to eat!  Later in Spring, we hope to plant some more bee-friendly plants in our school sensory garden.

In Art, the children created some beautiful crafts for display and they really brighten up our classroom.  Well done everyone!

   

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Science Week 2023

Posted by Ms. Naughton On November - 16 - 2023
Science Week 2023
This week, 1st & 2nd class carried out a number of simple experiments to celebrate Science Week 2023. The children had a lot of fun making predictions & writing /drawing about the experiments.
We covered:
⭐“Skittles” Experiment – colour mixing
⭐“Dancing Raisins” Experiment – floating/sinking
⭐ “Rain clouds in a Jar” Experiment – water cycle
⭐ “Gummy Bear” Experiment – water absorption/osmosis
Science Week is always a great opportunity for the kids to engage with science through fun & engaging activities. They had a lot of fun.

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Our School Community Garden

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On April - 19 - 2023

Our school community garden is taking shape. Each classroom has its own raised bed. All pupils planted seeds and we had a debate as to whether or not we should go organic. The motion to grow organically won and we are also looking forward to welcoming some hens to school in the coming days.

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Halloween Slime Fun in First & Second Class

Posted by Ms. McNeive On October - 28 - 2022

We had great fun making Halloween Slime in First & Second Class today!

First we measured out 100ml of PVA glue and poured it into a bowl.

 

          

 

Then we mixed in a few drops of food colouring and some glitter.

           

Next we added some bicarbonate of soda

            

We mixed it well and added in some contact lenses solution to bring all the slime together

 

 

 

We worked the slime using our hands, pushing and pulling it together until it formed Slime that we could play with.

We had great fun seeing how far we could stretch our slime out!

       

                     

         

 

 

 

 

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Science Week Fun in First & Second Class!

Posted by Ms. McNeive On November - 16 - 2020

We had great fun in First and Second Class last week for Science Week.

We created our own Lava Lamps and Fizz Inflators and we had a fun Zoom Meeting with “The Exploration Dome” https://explorationdome.ie/

Our Own Fizz Inflator!

                    

 

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