Happy Easter! What an eventful term this one has been! Everyone has had a great term.
The boys took part in the FAI soccer blitz in Corbally. They played several matches and everyone had a great day out.
Both boys and girls participated in the INTO mini 7's in Newcastle West.We showed great team work and spirit.
In SESE , we completed projects on topics that were of interest of us.Some of us chose our favourite people from the past, while others made volcanoes and soap worms! Amy and Maedbh explained the science behind baking and brought us some delicious baked treats!
We also worked together in groups to complete projects on the Solar System. Each group informed the class on interesting facts about their chosen planet. We also made papier mache planets.
This year we have been working on the LEAF( Learning about forests)project. This term we completed a school based workshop learning about our natural environment. We learned about food chains and planted bare root trees in our school garden. Luckily, we had a sunny day to enjoy our activities outside! Rachel from An Taisce shared her wisdom with us about the importance of our forests and trees.
As part of our Confirmation year, we decided to donate to the Butterfly Club in Rathkeale. This club is a social club for children and teenagers with special needs. This totally voluntary club also provides respite to the parents of these children. Margaret and Julia visited us for the cheque presentation and told us about the amazing work the club is doing.
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Third and Fourth class have been learning all about weather and different climate types around the world. We also learned about hurricanes and how they are formed. We had great fun creating our own 'hurricane in a bowl' and understanding how the bands of rain and wind are formed around a spinning centre. Our experiment allowed us to see how the bands lose their shape as the spinning slows down and loses energy.
As part of our School Self Evaluation focus on Oral Language, we played barrier games in class. Barrier games are a great language tool—they provide opportunities to develop receptive (understanding) and expressive (speaking) communication skills. In a barrier game, two players sit across from each other with a barrier between them. Pupil A has information Pupil B needs and has to convey that information to Pupil B in as effective a way as possible. Some of the drawings produced were extremely accurate!
World Book Day celebrations are always a highlight of the year in Kilcornan N.S. It aptly ended our week of hosting the Scholastic Book Fair where pupils purchased lots of new reading material for home. A big thank you to Mrs. Quinn for organising and running this every year. Reading is strongly celebrated in our school and this was evident in the variety of characters brought to life on World Book Day. We saw a great selection of costumes,including imaginative home made costumes and would like to thank parents and guardians for the effort they put in preparing pupils for this day!
WOW! What a busy term we have been having! On the 5th of February we took part in the DELL Robotics competition. We had such a fun day learning about other STEM projects and taking part in several robotic challenges with our robot 'The Curraghchase Crusher'.Justin, Fionn, Rory and Micheál were our designated drivers on the day. They did a super job in all the challenges. This was an amazing learning experience and we are so delighted to have taken part in it. Thanks to Ms Quinn for all her help throughout our learning experience and to Úna Murphy.
On the 8th of February we received the sacrament of Confirmation. Bishop Brendán, Fr Donworth and Fr Chris O Donnell celebrated this special day with us. This was both a special school and community day. As a class we choose to make a charitable donation to the Butterfly Club in Rathkeale. This club does wonderful work for children with special needs and provides respite for their parents.
For all our hard work, Ms Mullane treated us to a pizza party. It was delish!
On the 2nd of March, we took part in the Peace Proms in UL. This was a super fun day of singing and dancing. Some of the songs we learned included The 'Greatest Showman' medley and a fun Pop medley.
We had a great day out and loved learning all the songs.
6th class were busy hosting our annual Pancake Tuesday event on March 5th. Darragh, Luke, Hazel and Michaela were the chefs for the morning! We worked as a team to make this a fun day for everyone. Thanks to everyone for supporting us!
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