Activities completed by the children in 2nd and 3rd Class
6th March 2020
We had a brilliant day in Powerstown Recycling Centre. We had a really interesting and engaging tour of the facilities from Mary and Sinéad. There was plenty of information that we can use in out next Green School’s Action Plan. We learned about the different items that can be brought to the recycling centre and be recycled. For example in school, we can’t recycle sheets of paper that have been laminated. However, we now know that we can bring them to Powerstown Recycling Centre and recycle them there!
From there, we moved onto Kilkenny Castle for a fantastic tour of the castle. We learned about the Butler family and their Norman roots.
To finish the day off, the children went to the park and enjoyed the sunshine!!
21st February 2020
We have been working hard on our Norman Castles this month in History.
31st January 2020
We are studying The Norman in History and Art. In History, we are learning about the lives of the Normans and in Art, designing a Norman castle and creating pottery with clay, to go into the castle. We have also started Tag Rugby this month, which we are really enjoying!
We have been playing Twister as Gaeilge, creating pictures in art using chalk and creating pottery for our Norman Houses.
27th November 2019
Our models of the school building and our Christmas Mugs.
Chicks 7th June 2019
Our chicks have grown so much!!
Carlow IT 5th June 2019
We went to Carlow IT today with the Senior Room.. In the morning, we did circuits in the hall and then went to the sports lab. In the lab, we measured our speed sprinting, how high we can jump and learned how to develop our strength through squatting.
In the afternoon, we extracted DNA from a banana. We really enjoyed wearing lab coats and being scientists!!
New Students in the Middle Room 29th May 2019
We have had an incubator with some eggs inside for the last few weeks. This morning, three chicks hatched from their eggs. There is one more on the way!!
Discovering the Past 20th May 2019
This term, in SESE, we were learning about the Vikings. The Vikings lived in wooden longhouses, often built with wood cut in places far from home and shipped back to Scandinavia. Materials, animals and slaves were taken from Celtic Ireland to new settlements in Iceland and Greenland too.
We made models of Viking longhouses to picture this and their way of life better. We learned a lot about design and building as well!
Electricity and Circuits 20th May 2019
In Science we studied electricity and after doing some experiments with static electricity, we moved on to building circuits.
First we built a maze. Bee Bots were programmed in Maths lessons (shape and space / programming) and sent off into the maze. If they went wrong, we needed an alarm.
Then we designed switches to close the circuits that lost Bee Bots would set off. Some amazing imagination and creativity here in first, second and third : )