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Primary Maths + Science

Science week 2015

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This years file and folder have been submitted and we await the decision of the steering committee.

All our information and data is currently being collected and will be put in the folder for submission.

On Friday 6th of March an engineer came to our school for engineer’s week. The engineer’s name was Fionán McCarty. Fionán was asking us what our world would be like without engineers. There are a lot of types of engineers. Fionán is a civil engineer. He did an exercise with us that involved balloons. What we had to do was hit a balloon as hard as we could and see how far it went. After we hit the balloon hard we hit it soft to see how far it would go.
By: Jerry Griffin

What Is Engineers Week?
Engineers week is a week-long program of nationwide events celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The aim of the week is to create a positive awareness of and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession among people of various ages with little or no engineering background.

Primary Science and Maths

On Thursday 20th of November we had brought in something for our science table. After we saw all of the artefacts, we voted on the best one. Aoife won and got a green star for her team. She brought in a Zoomer, which is an interactive pet. Liath came second and brought in a vtech and some games. I brought in my furby boom and tablet and demonstrated how you play with it on the app.
by: Holly Prendergast

field trip
On the 5th of September we had a field trip in the school yard. There were four teams. Over the week the team had to plan everything out. The team captains would give every one a job and on the last day you had to bring to school. Some people had to type dictionary work, fieldwork five and others had to draw a map of the school yard with the markings where they found the bugs, Others had to draw and colour pictures of bugs and some had to get rubbings of a tree bark or a leaf. On Thursday the 5th sir gave the captain instruments for their teams. They had pouters and tweezers magnify glass , we had to go around with the instruments to find bugs, then the teams had to get all together. then we had to vote for the best project the teams were 3 4 5 and 6 they were all very good. when we counted up all the votes team three won.
by Zara O’Reilly

On this page we hope to show you the hard work we will do in the areas of Maths and Science. We have applied to be part of the Discover Maths and Science awards and hopefully we will be participating in the programme during the year.

Primary Science and Maths Award
Today we received our Primary Science and Maths Award. We are delighted that we achieved this award. We are going to put it above our Science and Maths notice board in the bottom room.

The greenwave project has now begun. We will be trying to photograph and document the signs of Spring. we have chosen the Horse Chestnut as our species of choice.