December has been a very busy month in our classroom. We have been practising so much with Kate for the exciting production of the Wizard of Oz. Everyone has been involved from acting to stage management to making props! It’s going to be a very entertaining show!
During the month Mura from Goal visited to tell us about the work they do. We took part in drama activities and role play. We also had a recycling workshop. We will be reminding our parents & family to recycle where possible.
Our robot is finally built after some fun attempts! Our STEM project is almost ready for YouTube! There are some future directors and producers from Kilcornan bound for Hollywood!!
We were very lucky to have had some GAA skills workshops on Friday mornings. We improved our skills and had lots of fun.
This month we were working on persuasive writing. We created posters to promote healthy eating & worked on our debating skills.
We created lots of Christmas art to get into the Christmas spirit. We would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year. Stay tuned for our updates in the new year.
Ms. Mullane and her 5th and 6th Class have been hard at work this term! They have been chosen to take part in Dell's Robotics Competition in January 2019. This prestigious competition encompasses all aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)The world currently faces an unprecedented need for new innovators, thinkers, and problem solving leaders. We already need double the number of qualified workers if we want to fill open STEM positions.The study of robotics inherently relates to all facets of STEM, and when students learn through exploration, it increases motivation and desire to succeed. The study of competitive robotics not only encompasses all four pillars of STEM education, but also encourages important life skills like teamwork, communication, and project-based organization. We applaud Ms. Mullane and her class for the effort they have been putting in! Please find below a letter from the team. We would appreciate any help parents can give to support this initiative!
27th November 2018
This year in Kilcornan National School, 5th and 6th class students have been chosen to take part in the Dell Robotics competition.
This competition involves designing and creating a robot to take part in various different challenges. it covers subjects subjects such as Science, Technology,Coding, Computing, Engineering and Maths. There are two parts to this competition: making the robot and a written presentation on 'Maths in Everyday Life'.
We have been divided into different groups as part of this project. Our roles involve P.R, I.T, Engineering and Design, Construction, Resource Research, Testing and Recording, Artwork and Coding. Everyone has a part to play in this project.
We will be fundraising in the coming months for the costs of the arena, batteries and lots more. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
We are working on this everyday and are delighted to be involved in this project.In January when our robot is completed, we will be entered into a competition against other schools in Dell.
We thank Úna Murphy and Dell for giving us this opportunity to learn more about robots in the real world.
The Robotics Projects Team
Welcome to Fifth and Sixth class! We have had such a busy term but we worked hard and had lots of fun. September was busy settling back!
On the 4th of October we were lucky to participate in a LEAF workshop in Curraghchase with Rachel and Ray from An Taisce. LEAF(Learning about forests) is a fun way for us to learn about our forests and natural environment.
We are also very lucky to be taking part in Vexrobotics sponsored by DELL. We will learn about Science Technology Engineering and Maths ( STEM) while having fun! We will design, build, program and compete with our robot in a super competition organised by DELL. Thanks to Úna Murphy ( Fionn & Darragh’s mom) for her enthusiasm and help!
We had super fun during maths week. We took on a challenge to build bridges using spaghetti! We loved taking part in our maths trail and lots of fun activities.
The Wizard of Oz is in full swing in our classes. We are busy learning our lines and practising for the stage! We have loved our classes with Kate every week.
In art we took inspiration from Jackson Pollock and created our own pieces. We had lots of fun and loved the clean up!!
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The Glen Resource Centre in Co. Cork hosted pupils from Junior Infants to Sixth Class for our school tour this year. With different activities catering for the various classes, pupils enjoyed a wide variety of games from snowtubing and zip wire to trampolining and zorbing. We were extremely fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day and the feedback from pupils was very high! As usual, the professionalism and efficient manner in which The Glen is run ensured a fantastic day for all!