Congratulations to the girls who performed their play 'An Múinteoir Dána' on Friday as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. After lots of preparation, the performances went fantastically well. Fair play to the girls for their dedication and best efforts to learn their lines, rehearse readings and practise their dance all through Irish. Thanks so much to the family members at home who helped make costumes, resource props and rehearse lines. It was greatly appreciated.
To celebrate World Book Day, the children dressed up as some of their favourite characters from novels, stories and films. We discussed what the girls knew about these characters and why we like or dislike that character. After our catwalk in the classroom, the children took part in a special book quiz with first and third class. Two girls from the class were part of the winning group! It was a great day.
The girls were researching penguins this week! They watched videos, used iPads to look up facts and learned a lot of interesting penguin facts! They then created these lovely penguin projects! Well done girls!
The children were working as historians to figure out what happened to Tom Crean. After analyisng photographs and maps, the children read the story of Tom Crean and his many adventures. They then created comic strips to illustrate his life.
After discussing the benefits of making New Year's resolutions the girls all thought of and wrote down a few New Year's Resolutions of their own. Let's see if they can stick to them!
Recently in science we have been studying floating and sinking. Yesterday the girls were challenged with making a piece of mála sink and then float. Many of the girls were successful in making floating devices. We then tested the effectiveness of each float by placing passengers in each. The best models managed to keep afloat with 15 passengers for over 2 minutes each.
We have been doing a lot of preparation for the Christmas carol service. The girls are singing beautifully... Please join us in Mornington Church on Tuesday 18th December at 7pm for some festive cheer.
The girls were tasked with designing a calender for the month of December! There were lots of excellent designs. This task linked with our study of time in maths.
After learning about gravity, studying the effects of slopes on the distance travelled by a toy car and discussing the term 'friction', the girls were tasked with designing and making a prototype for a safe but exciting slide for a theme park. The girls worked in groups to design and make their prototypes from toilet rolls, lollipop sticks and tape. We then tested the structures to ensure that the slide would be safe for a human being and that they wouldn't fall out or get stuck!