All of the girls in Rang a sé completed projects on an EU country of their choice over the last few weeks. They also had to present their project to their classmates. What a wonderful job they all did! Teacher is so proud of their presenting skills and of how hard they worked on the projects. Well done everyone and keep up the hard work! You should be so proud of yourselves!
Are you looking forward to Science Week 2018? We are!! Wait until you see what we have planned......
We have been learning the song 'Defying Gravity' from the musical 'Wicked' in Music this month. We definitely have some budding Idina Menzels in our class! Then we decided to try to draw and paint our versions of the witch Elphaba. Here are some pictures of the 'wicked' art in action! Have a look at our Art Gallery to see the finished art work!!
What a wonderful opportunity we had today! We had a visit to the school from The Garda Band and they were absolutely amazing! We sang along to many tunes from artists such as Bruno Mars and many Disney songs too! We got to see and hear all of the instruments from each section of the band and sang and danced along to all of the music. Thank you so much to the Garda Band for coming to our school today. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit!
Sixth Class girls had great fun this week on a maths trail around the school to mark Maths Week Ireland 2018. The girls had to use their mathematical skills while completing the maths trail and they had lots of fun doing it. Some activities included timing runs, measuring the hall, calculating the cost of cleaning the windows in the school and finding various angles.
Bhí na cailíní i rang a sé ag déanamh drámaí beaga "Sa Bhialann"an seachtain seo. Bhain siad a lán taitneamh as na drámaí agus bhí siad ag foghlaim ag an am céanna!
The 6th Class girls were taking part in dramas in Irish this week. They had great fun pretending to be in a restaurant and speaking and learning Irish at the same time. Well done girls and keep up the great effort in your Gaeilge! Maith sibh!
Sixth class were busy this week working with batteries, wires, bulbs and tinfoil to see if they could make electrical circuits and light bulbs. The girls had great fun learning all about electricity and how it travels (current electricity). Some groups even managed to make buzzers sound as they were so fast at figuring out how to make the circuits to light the bulbs. A few budding Thomas Edisons in the making for sure!
On Friday the 5th of October sixth class girls got their walking shoes on for a historical walking tour of Drogheda. We were treated to many wonderful stories of historical happenings in our town by an amazing tour guide called Alan.
We started at Millmount Museum and went from there to Barrick Lane. After that we walked to the main part of town where we learned about the bridges in Drogheda and how important the town was because of the River Boyne. We then got a chance to visit the tourist centre in the Tholsel where we got to do some interactive games and looked at a 3d model of the town from years ago. Emma even got to see some of her Granda's displays on show there!
After this we headed to Highlanes Gallery and we got the opportunity to see some of the children's art exhibition which is being displayed there at the moment. Perhaps we will have a winner this year!!
We headed up the hill then to St. Lawrence's gate where Alan gave us lots of information about the gate and why it was built. Then we went to Palace St. where we saw the Bishop's Palace.
We walked further on from there to St. Peter's Protestant Church and to the graveyard there. This was so interesting and we got to see the two Cadaver graves that are there (only a few left in Ireland). We heard a spooky story about Annie Harmon who is buried there before finishing at St. Peter's Church on West St. The girls learned about St. Oliver Plunkett and then went into the church to see his relic.
We got onto the bus again and headed to Mellifont Abbey in Tullyallen where the girls enjoyed a picnic lunch. Then they were split into groups and were given site maps and numbered points of interest. Their mapping skills were excellent as they navigated their way around the site ticking off the locations on their maps.
What a great day we had. We took lots of photos so have a look below!
The girls in Sixth Class had a chance to put their scientific skills to the test this week while working with magnets. They learned about how magnets repel and attract and about magnetic fields and how magnets are used in compasses. Here are some pictures of the magnet investigations....