For Engineers Week, we looked at the different types of engineering such as electrical, chemical, mechanical, biomedical, civil engineering etc. 4th class looked at the work of civil engineers when they worked together to build bridges using their textbooks. They had to ensure that their bridges were able to hold the weight of a pencil case and the bridges had to be at least 10 cm off the ground. They all came up with different approaches and they decided to see which group could build the tallest bridge.
Well done to Sam in 5th Class and his Dad who mended and painted an old birdhouse that they donated to the school fairy garden. Sam also did a bird project to go with his donation.
Trip to Blennerville Windmill While studying about the Little Red Hen in Aistear, both Senior Infants and Junior Infants got a tour of the Blennerville Windmill. They got to see all the inner workings of a windmill by climbing all the way to the top. They got to make flour just like the Little Red Hens. Some children even pulled the rope brake on the blades of the windmill to stop it from spinning with all their strength.
Houses In Aistear, Mrs Edel O’Sullivan’s Junior Infants are working on the theme 'The Three Little Pigs'. They went on a house hunt, looking for detached, semi-detached, terraced houses and bungalows with help from 6th Class. In Aistear, Junior Infants looked at building the types of houses they spotted on their house hunt. Here are some photos of both Junior Infants and 6th Class on the house hunt and of Junior Infants constructing the houses using Lego and ......
SPHE Lesson on Communication In SPHE, 6th Class were asked to build a youth club out of Lego without communicating verbally. All groups were extremely creative and competitive. Ms. Quinn had a tough job choosing the winning design.