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Strand: Living things. Strand unit: Plants and animals.
Third Class enjoyed an autumnal mini-beast hunt.
On October 10th, children from 5th and 6th classes participated in a hands-on survey of our local catchment. This involved an aquatic kick samlping survey of the stream at Sandy Banks in Headford town.
While three groups participated in the kick sampling activities, three other groups worked on identifying trees.
Science Day Speaker
Galway Clinic Medical Physicist Peter Woulfe came to speak to and demonstrate for the children from third class to sixth class during Science Week.
Strand: Energy and forces. Strand unit: Sound.
Junior Infants learned all about their senses. They gathered a range of materials and explored and discussed whether they made a soft sound or a loud sound. They then categorised them accordingly using a Venn diagram.
Strand: Materials. Strand unit: Materials and change.
Here in Third Class, having watched butterflies progress through their life cycle, we decided to make chromatography butterflies. Chromatography involves separating the coloured pigment in the ink in the markers.
New Year Clean Up
Strand: Environmental awareness and care. Strand unit: Caring for the environment.
Children from Junior Infants right up to Sixth Class helped to clean up our school. Our aim is to keep our school environment a litter free area. Keep up the good work everyone! MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK!
Fourth and Fifth Classes are participating in the Something Fishy programme. Check out their class page soon to see their progress.