Maths Trails Room 1 and Room 32

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.

Minecraft Model of Our School – 6th class Ms. Fay

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!

Philosophy in 6th Class

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’.