Science: Healthy Foods

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As part of our Science this month we were looking at healthy foods and the benefits of these foods.  We learned about the many benefits of eating kiwi but also, more importantly, we learned about the benefits of eating the skin of a kiwi!  Yes, the furry part!!  So we decided to try it out….!

Buddy time

Junior Infants and Sixth Class buddied up for some exciting station activities.

In the Sixth Class room they designed some most impressive buildings using marshmallows and sticks, then programmed robot mice to run through a tricky maze to get the delicious cheese!

In the Junior Infant room the children used both English and Gaeilge to converse which visiting the shop and the restaurant.

Peace Proms

Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes performed at the Peace Proms concert at the RDS on Sunday 3rd February.

Peace Proms celebrates culture and diversity and promotes peace, tolerance and unity through music.  It was a unique experience where our pupils were afforded the opportunity to perform songs and dance moves with a live orchestra and dozens of other schools from all over Ireland!  The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, even came to watch our performance!

It was a most memorable day for pupils, teachers and families alike.

DreamSpace at Microsoft

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What a day!  6th Class had a wonderful trip to DreamSpace at Microsoft Ireland in Leopardstown.  The day began with some fruit and juice as Amanda explained to the children all about DreamSpace.  The children learned that in 11 years time experts reckon that 50% of the jobs people will be doing then, don’t exist at the moment!  We discussed the prospect of having robots completing human jobs.  However the 4 C’s are the reasons why human input will still be vital – Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaborator and Communicator.  These human skills will always be better than robots (thankfully!).  The activities included coding and creating a 3D reality video which was played for the entire group.  Before we left we all ate some delicious sandwiches followed by a cookie!

Class of of 2019

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Thanks to the initiative of some of our 6th Class entrepreneurs, many of the children in 6th Class are now wearing the hoodie especially designed for them by their clever classmates!

Engineering: Newspaper Towers

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This week in 6th Class we discussed Engineering and various types of engineers.  The children worked as Civil Engineers and created Newspaper Towers in groups.  The children had to build a tower that was as high as possible but had to withstand some strength tests.  Firstly they had to predict the height of their tower and then get to building!  The next day we did two tests, the first was a blowing test and in the second we used a hairdryer!!

 

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