The children in Ms. Moriarty’s 5th class starting coding with Micro Bits this week as part of their STEM block. A microbit is a very small programmable computer. Take a look at their work below.
6th class from Mr. Lowery’s room helped the Junior Infants in Room 3 to complete a Maths Trail for Maths Week. They all had great fun and loved having their big buddies to help !
Ms O’Connor’s class went on their first maths trail on Friday to celebrate Maths week. They want to send a HUGE thanks to Ms Doyle’s 6th class who were amazing buddies. They all put on their “maths eyes” and went on the hunt. They had to make circles from stones, squares from twigs and fins 4 cones and 3 bugs. It was a great maths morning in Junior Infants.
The first Art session in 6th class began last Friday ! Looks like a lot of fun..
This year, Ms. Nicola Fay’s 6th class set themselves the challenge of re-creating St. Brigid’s National School in Minecraft.
They worked in teams as they planned and measured every inch of the school. They used trundle wheels and rulers to get exact measurements. They also took photos and used their knowledge of the school to re-create it block by block. Once they agreed on a scale which was two blocks per metre, they chose the materials and colours that they thought best matched each area.
Their journey to the finished product wasn’t smooth. They began their mammoth task in four teams constructing the four separate buildings. However, it became apparent to them that this approach wouldn’t work and they decided to go back to the drawing board. Collectively, they worked on each building and yard space in turn to create the final finished product. It took the full academic year but it is something the entire class are extremely proud of.
We hope you enjoy our Minecraft project!
A big thank you to Mr Lowery’s class who treated their Senior Infant buddies to a ukulele rendition of Baby Shark last Friday. Mr. Lowery has taught his class the ukulele this year.
6th class had a very exciting day today as we had a visit from the Wriggle Roadcaster. A huge thanks to the Wriggle team for exploring coding in everyday life with the children and using sphero robots to develop critical and computational thinking.
See some photos and videos of the children at work today below.
Pictures from author Brendan O’Donoghue and illustrator Paula Mc Gloins visit to 6th class.
Brendan is an uncle of one of the boys in 6th class and has written a book called ‘Adventures in Philosophy’ which is a book of short stories aimed at introducing children to philosophy.
He posed some great questions to the children and Paula the illustrator showed the children how to make short ‘zines’.
Simone and Kim in 6th class wrote a wonderful story fo the younger children. They also did beautiful illustrations and made it into a lovely book. We thought it was so nice , we would publish it for everyone to read.