Our May Colour Trail ..
photos for Tech week are on Aran's blog ....
Science is fun - senior 4 learned about the PITCH and the VOLUME of SOUND while trying out the sound station at the Galway City Museum..... " sea of sound"
Take a look at Aran's photography blog. Leave comments on his ongoing project : " Photo of the Week "
Galway City Museum is a fun place to learn about Electricity. We really enjoyed the "get electric" activities.
magnet .... A magnetic field is the first ingredient needed to make electricity
Magnet + wire + force ... Copper wire is an important ingredient, as it is perfect for letting the electric current flow..
Now for the final ingredient to make electricity.... THE ARM !!!!!!! take a look below ....
Waiting for the bus .... after outing to the Museum ( 2nd floor)
Senior 4 shopping in a bookshop for school supplies. We are familiar with the routine now.
Senior 4 went on a TEXTURE TRAIL for Tree Week ( March) . We used our positional language .
World Book Day was on March 5th. It is a celebration of reading. We visited the book shop to buy a book.
A Week of Trees ... National Tree Week, March 1st -7th organised by the Tree Council of Ireland since 1985 is a week long programme of events to celebrate trees. We went on a number of Tree Trails around the school grounds and in the locality .. We investigated the Trunk of each tree : and the covering on the trunk
3 Kings followed the star to Bethlehem, where they found the baby Jesus with Mary and Joseph.
Making our own PATTERNS ... look closely at our continuing pattern work...
Seeing PATTERN in our environment .... can you use any maths word to describe something in the picture?
On our return to school after mid term break we were surrounded by signs of autumn ( check Aran's blog)
In this week's art class we cut and pasted coloured paper and card to create fun halloween costumes. We had an athlete, a One Direction member, Mario and Luigi, an artist and a scary vampire!! We used stencils and sponge paint to create a spooky atmosphere and drew our own festive pumpkins.
To celebrate Maths Week , pupils participated in a number of math activities in the classroom and outdoors : measuring, counting, discovering shapes (look ..the two boys are standing on circles),Playing number games, shopping in Westside. Special Focus was on the use of ,and understanding of, positional language eg the boys stood in front of a car, beside and behind a car.
Senior 4 Explore the natural environment
The garden is now full of Autumn colours: yellows, orange, red and brown. Compare with the bright colours we saw in early September by scrolling down..
School started on Monday September 1st. Aran, Andrew, Stanlin and Shane are happy to be back in senior 4 and welcome Conor and Uday to the class. Mary, Sharon and Louise look forward to another great year . This month we are exploring COLOUR and TEXTURE in our NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Colour and Texture in Barna Woods
Greens, Browns, Golds and Russet colours were all around us in Barna Woods. We had fun scrambling over the obstacle course created by nature: fallen trees, mounds of leaves, grassy paths and rocks. Dried leaves feel very different to fresh green leaves: crisp versus smooth. Tree trunks feel rough except when they have lovely soft fluffy moss growing on them. It is dark and cool in the wood, because the trees block the light from the sun.
Colours of the Rainbow
Friday's art lesson saw Senior 4 working together to identify and paint the colours of the rainbow. Later, some students had had a go at painting their very own rainbow and did a great job.
Texture and colour at Silver Strand
On Tuesday the 9th we took advantage of the beautiful weather and explored Silver Strand. We looked at the blue sky with white clouds, the big blue sea and the gold sand. We touched smooth and rough brown and beige shells and slimy brown and green seaweeds. We strolled on the flat soft golden beach and flat rough pepply beach and scrambled over uneven rocks. The sea shore provides us with a variety of textures and surfaces. Take a look below at the colours of the park and note how different they are.