Creative Inventions in Miss O’Loughlin’s Class

5th/6th class designed our own inventions. It was fun.
We had to design our own inventions for homework, and one girl even made her invention, “The Animal-o-walkie”. It allows people to understand their pets and all other animals too. Our teacher asked us to come to school with our inventions that we designed in our homework copies. Since then, we have made a flying skateboard, a magic flying school bag, a potty for dogs, a future football machine and a hovercraft.
We ‘ve also learned a little about some famous inventors and their amazing creations, like Thomas Edison’s lightbulb, Percy Shaw’s cat’s eyes and Francis Rynd’s syringe.
We are now able to learn more from our FREE World Book Day books “Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders – Funny Inventions”.

Now enrolling for Junior Infants September 2013

We are currently taking applications for Junior Infants for this September 2013.

If you would like your child to be considered for a place for September 2013, please complete enrollment form (see below or pick one up from school office) and return to the school office on or before February 28th.

If you have any queries in relation to enrolling your child in our school, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 01- 83 84 85 3 or Niall (HSCL) on 087 96 26 708.

Application form: enrolment form 2013-14

Acum se fac înscrieri pentru noul școlar, Septembre 2013.

Formularele se pot găsi pe website-il școlii sau la Biroul școlii sau de la potesorul Niall.


Science Experiment – Creeping Colours!

Here are photos of an experiment called Creeping Colours.
We cut strips of blotting paper just wide enough to fit into plastic cups.
Next we made blobs of colour with different markers on the paper approximately 5 cm from the bottom. We put some water into the cups so that it was just below the blobs on the blotting paper.  Then we waited.
What did the water do? It slowly soaked up through the blotting paper and the blobs of colour.
What happened to the colours? The colours started to spread with the water and we saw some of the different colours that make them up.
Why did this happen? Inks and dyes are made from different chemicals. To make all the different colours, lots of different coloured chemicals are mixed together. As the water rose up the blotting paper, it dissolved the chemicals and carried them with it. The different chemicals separated out.
Separating chemicals like this is called Chromatography.

Science Experiment – Pop Top!

Here are some photos of Senior Infants trying an experiment called Pop Top.
We filled bottles with very cold water, then emptied it out. This meant that the air in the bottles was very cold. We wet the caps and placed them upside down on top of the bottles. We placed our hands gently around the bottles but did not squeeze.
What happened? The caps jumped up and down on the top of the bottles…Pop Top!!
Why? When we placed our hands around the bottles, we warmed the air inside them.
Although a drinks bottle with no liquid in it looks empty, it is full of air.
If the air in the bottle is warmed, it expands and will take up more space, and try to escape, making the caps jump.
Next we placed balloons on the top of the bottles and placed our hands around them again. When the air inside the bottles was warmed by our hands the balloons inflated a little. We put the bottles into warm water and some inflated even more.

Closing Ceremony of One Book One Community

Although the children and parents will continue to read the story, the Closing Ceremony of One Book One Community took place today in City Hall, attended by the Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Children from Ms O’Loughlin’s Class who have been reading the book joined pupils from all the schools involved in the project for the ceremony.

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