Last month Mr Smyth’s Class learned about Recycling. This month in Art we are doing construction and have created very cool Junkyard Robots from recyclable materials we found around our homes. Thanks to all the mums and dads who helped the children collect materials. Anything we didn’t use went into our classroom’s recycle bins for plastic, paper and cardboard.
Check out our futuristic Robot Creatures below:
We did construction with lollipops today in Ms Sweetman’s class.
The pupils from 5th and 6th Class recently took part in Quavers to Quadratics, a collaborative initiative between the National Concert Hall, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. The programme is centred around enabling primary school children to explore the overlap between science and music.
The children spent the whole day in the National Concert Hall taking part in three different workshops, (1) Seeing Sound, (2) Feeling Sound and (3) Creating Sound. Every pupil was really engaged in the different activities and had a fantastic day.
One of the most popular events every year in Maths Week in St. Gabriel’s is the Tables Championship. Pupils from 1st to 3rd Class battle it out to become the junior champion, and those from 4th to 6th Class compete for the senior crown. In a tense final, Ms. McLoone had to keep adding more and more difficult sums until the winners finally emerged. Well done to all involved!
Maths Week Ireland took place in October of this year all around the country and as usual the children in St. Gabriel’s took part in many different activities, from Maths trails and Maths games to our first ever Maths Week Table Quiz. Thank you to all the parents who came along to take part in the events. The most important goal of Maths Week is that the children have fun while learning and we all agreed that this was definitely true!
This month in Maths, Mr Smyth’s Class are focussing on Data. We have been doing surveys about people’s favourite colours and putting them into pictograms. Check out the survey we carried out with Junior Infants. Which colour is the most popular?