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!”

Ancient Egypt

Mr Smyth’s Class are studying about Ancient Egypt.
Check out more about Ancient Egypt here on this website about its timeline:
http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/egypt/egyptiantimeline/

Learn about the Egyptian Gods here:

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/history/egypt/egyptiangod/

Learn more about the River Nile here:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/egypt/nile.htm#8

Poles Apart!

Today 4th/5th class were learning about Magnetism and the greatest magnet of all- Planet Earth. Check out the experiment they designed themselves to make their own compass using only a basin, some water, a plastic tray and a bar magnet. With it they showed how the north pole of the magnet will always move to the direction of the earth magnetic north.You can read more about Magnets HERE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/magnets_springs.shtml

A Little Light Work in Mr Smyths Class!

This month we have been learning about electricity. We have learned about circuits and how electricity flows.

We carried out an experiment with batteries, wire and bulbs.

Check out the pictures above.

Maths Week 2015 is Here!

Maths Week 2015 is currently underway in St. Gabriel’s N.S. and around the island of Ireland!  We have many activities taking place during the week from Maths Trails to the Times Tables Tournament among other events.  We need  as many parents as possible to come and take part in our Maths Games Extravaganza this Wednesday 14th October.  All the children from Junior Infants to 6th Class will come together in the P.E. Hall at 9 am to play a number of Maths games that include topics such as Number, Shape and Space, Fractions, Time etc.  Please let us know if you can come and be a part of Maths Week 2015 and an event that our pupils gain a lot from every year!

Maths Week 2015

The pupils and teachers of St. Gabriel’s will be celebrating national Maths Week 2015 from the 12th to the 16th of October.  As well as making Maths lessons extra fun every day that week, a number of events will also take place throughout the school, with pupils from Junior Infants to 6th Class taking part.  During the week there will be different Maths Trails taking place around the school and in the Phoenix Park.  The children from 1st Class to 6th Class will be vying for a spot in the Tables Championship finals on Thursday.  On Wednesday at 9 am, every pupil in the school will take part in a Maths Games Extravaganza in the P.E. Hall and we look forward to seeing as many parents as possible taking part in this fantastic event.  For more information on Maths Week Ireland check out www.mathsweek.ie.