Massive congratulations to Harry Rush who won 1st place in the Under 12 – 1 metre Equijump Spring tour 2021 . He was presented with this award at the weekend at the Pony Awards night.
We really enjoyed our guest speaker Mairead O’Donovan from Explorers Education Programme.
We have a great class of Masterchefs! We cooked up some savoury dishes this month and we absolutely loved this challenge. Again, to prepare we wrote up our recipe first. We have learned so much from this experience and we hope to do more cooking ourselves. We would like to thank Mr. Colreavy and Margaret for judging and giving us the opportunity to participate in this initiative.
Letters to Cloonamahon Residents
Thank you to all the pupils in 2nd class for writing letters to the residents of Cloonamahon.
Well done to the pupils of 6th and 5th who have resumed the morning mile run every morning. More classes will join them in the New Year.
Some classes have had the pleasure of the Music Generation tutors this term and the rest will avail of this in the New Year.
Elf on the Shelf
We have had reports from several classes where there have been elves causing havoc. They seem to be enjoying their time in our school.
We have taken up the baton of achieving the Active Flag for Scoil Mhuire Agus Iosaf. We will post updates as we make progress on this.
Keeping School Tidy
A big thank you to all the pupils of 6th class who are doing an excellent job of keeping the school tidy with litter picking and sweeping among other jobs
New Hepa Filter/Air Purifiers
Following Department of Education recommendations we have recently purchased new Hepa Filter/Air Purifiers for each classroom.
Áthbhlian Nua Faoi Mhaise Dhaoibh.
Wishing all of you a very peaceful Christmas and New Year. School resumes on the 6th of January.
From Paul and staff
We’ve had a busy November. We are excited to show you what we have got up to this month.
Professional Photographs – Music Generation Sligo
We have been LOVING music generation with Carl. This month, a professional photographer, Brian Farrell, visited our classroom to take some snaps of us. The pictures look amazing and they are now posted on the Music generation Sligo website. We were delighted that our class were chosen. You can have a look at the pictures by clicking the link below. Thanks Brian & Carl!
Science week 7-14th of November
We really enjoyed science week this year. We participated in many activities, both online and in class throughout the week. This year, Science week focused on the theme of ‘Creating a Better Future’. We watched live streams online including demonstrations and exhibitions. We really enjoyed the live show streamed from YouTube featuring the worlds fastest Paralympian on the planet and the Junior Einstein’s science club hosted by John Sharpson. For Science week, while we carried out various experiments, our main focus was to carry out a STEAM project on how we think we could build a better future -we focused on schools. We loved making these projects.
Group focus – Bright and colourful.
Well done to Laura Lane who visited the Sligo IT during Science week. She created this wonderful piece and explained to the class how it was made. Excellent work Laura! Laura explains below about her piece:
“This piece is called a crank shaft. A crank shaft can move in many different motions, up and down, back and fourth and around. When I went to Sligo I.T during Science week, I met a teacher there at a stall, who was both an engineer and an artist. He taught us about crank shafts and how to make them. This crank shaft is moved by spinning a lever around by hand. Fun Fact: Every car engine has a crank shaft.”
We have been working on fractions this month. We completed stations, games on interactive white board/ flashcards etc. We are really happy with our progress on fractions this month.
Clay was one of our strands this month. We created simple techniques to make photo frames. We then studied the artists Van Gough and Monet for inspiration as we painted our pieces within our frames. Finally, we created mini Van Gough and mini Monet inspired pieces.
We also created our Christmas own jumpers. We had to guess what jumper Ryan Tubridy was going to wear on this years Late Late Toy Show. We had great fun creating and brainstorming different ideas. We were looking forward to watching and to find out who had the closest jumper to Ryan’s.
We also created 3-D snowflakes using 6 sheets of coloured/white paper. We loved how these turned out and they were very enjoyable to make. Our houses’ are covered in these snowflakes at home too! They look beautiful hanging in our classroom.
We have been contributing towards achieving our active flag this month by completing the ‘Morning Mile’ each morning. We are really enjoying this initiative. We will be completing a range of activities to make sure we are staying fit this winter and contributing as a class towards achieving our active flag!
The Department of Education have just issued a press release advising that schools in certain counties including Sligo remain closed tomorrow December 8th due to Storm Barra.
We will be reopen on Thursday 9th unless otherwise advised.
Click on the attached link for the press release
Please click on the attached link for a Quick Guide to Isolation for parents of children older than 3months and up to 13 years of age
Please click on the attached link to see how you can support your child’s literacy learning at home
Thanks to all who supported our recent fundraiser.
Robyn Curley McManus presenting the cheque to Ursula Smullen of North West Hospice and as Dorothy and her pals from the Wizard of Oz for the Halloween Fancy Dress Day when we raised the funds.