Tables Championship Finals

On Thursday we had an exciting (and stressful!) day as the finals of the  Maths Week Tables Championships took place.  A huge well done to all the children who reached the finals and showed everyone their amazing number skills and strategies. Congratulations to Alan, our junior champion and well done to Marta and Karol who were our runners up.  In the senior final it was congratulations to Alistair who came in 1st place and his worthy runners up were Daniel and Leon.  Well done to all involved.

Recycle Magic!

Last week a magician visited St. Gabriel’s with a special message about recycling.
He taught us the recycle rap – “Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Yo!”

Outdoor Maths Trail for Junior Infants

Junior Infants and 5th and 6th Class went on another adventure to the Phoenix Park today, this time following a Maths Trail!  Each group was tasked with finding lots of different items such as 3 pieces of bark, 7 leaves, 9 stones, 5 chestnuts, 12 twigs etc.  The pupils also had to look out for any circles, triangles and squares in the environment and to make 2D shapes with the twigs and stones they found.  The Junior Infants children were so enthusiastic that we all had a really fantastic time.  Watch this space for more adventures throughout the year with these classes!

Junior Infants go on an Adventure!

Junior Infants went on an adventure to the Phoenix Park last week with their buddies from 5th and 6th Class.  In October, each class is focusing on the strand Outdoor and Adventure Activities in our P.E. lessons and the pupils from 5th and 6th Class were delighted to be asked to accompany their ‘Buddies’ from Junior Infants to the park.  We managed to include some S.E.S.E. on our trip and discovered lots of different coloured Autumn leaves and chestnuts.  We are all looking forward to doing some more fun activities together during the year!