Science Week

This week Science Week was in full swing.  On Monday Sixth Class linked to an online workshop “Music to Your Ears Science Show” hosted by Sligo Science Festival in Sligo IT.  The children found out how our ears pick up sound, and how they can be damaged by loud music. They uncovered the mysteries of how CD players and MP3 players work and saw all kinds of unusual ways to make sound and music.  On Friday, as part of the Galway Science Festival, created Sixth Class had lots of fun making Scribble Bots which were a great success.  Check out the photos below.  

Sound Work!

The children in Rang a Sé are busy investigating the area of Sound at the moment.  We started off by making some string telephones and have lots of interesting experiments and investigations lined up in the days ahead.


Football Skills

Over the last few weeks Sixth Class have been busy engaging in lots of football drills honing key football skills.  This is part of the Connacht GAA Skills for Schools Programme.  So far we have had input from Ross Donovan (Sligo), Cora Staunton (Mayo) and Johnny Heaney (Galway) focusing on the body catch, hand pass and solo.  A big thank you to Daniel Hayes and Oisin Arthur, past pupils and Transition Year students who helped us out during their work experience.  After Midterm we will have more sessions focusing on the punt pass, high catch and pick up by Cathal Cregg (Roscommon) and Keith Higgins (Mayo) which we look forward to.





On Tuesdays, over the next 12 weeks, Catherine McGlinchey from Music Generation will be sharing her fantastic musical talents with the children in Sixth Class.



We are being introduced to the world of rhythm, beat, tempo and percussion.  Lots of the clapping and rhythmic games are already zooming in on our listening and responding skills.  We are learning all about rhythm syllables (ta, titi) and staff notation (crotchets and quavers) in a fun and engaging manner.





Electric Fun!

Towards the end of the Summer Term last year the Parent Association purchased a range of science kits for the school to the value of €1250 based on the many topics of the Science Curriculum including Materials, Heat, Air, Water, Sound, Electricity, Magnetism and Forces.

Since our return in September, Sixth Class have been extremely busy investigating and having great fun exploring the new equipment in our Electricity Kit. We have made simple circuits, series circuits and parallel circuits. We have made circuits with switches, bulbs, motors and buzzers and have examined and grouped materials as conductors and insulators. We have learned a lot and hope to apply our knowledge and the results of our investigations to some design and make tasks in the weeks ahead.


Building Bridges

Figure It Out

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