On 3rd November, the school hosted anti-bullying and online safety workshops for all pupils from 1st class upwards with Bully4U as part of the SPHE curriculum. We also hosted a parent talk on cyber safety which all attendees found very informative.
We celebrated Science Fortnight from the 8th-19th November during which the children engaged with in a variety of science webinars, conducted experiments and participated in a range of STEM challenges.
All pupils participated in a live Zoom webinar with The National Gallery of Ireland which involved looking at and responding to the work of Jack B. Yates.
Congratulations to Robyn O Reilly who won a prize in the local Credit Union Art competition. The theme this year was “Imagine”. Congratulations also to Lucy Meagher and Ellie O Donnell who won prizes for their posters supporting Kilsheelan in the Senior County Hurling Final.
This month the Junior Room explored the topic of Iceland in SESE. The first and second class completed research projects on specialized topics such as food, wildlife, myths and legends and tourist attractions which they presented to the junior and senior infants. They then assessed the infants by asking them questions based on these which they came up with themselves. The children took part in a wide range of STEM activities and science experiments for Science fortnight. They made their own sensory bottles and explored sound by using percussion instruments to create a “stormy seascape” and made their own panpipes using straws. They also explored the concept of melting materials by making their own hot chocolate. All pupils concurred that the result of this experiment was delicious.
In Arts and crafts, the children made pom poms to be used in a “Yarn Bombing” art installation in Clonmel. The first and second class were also introduced to stitching and created some beautiful patterns and images by stitching wool into hessian fabric.
This month the senior room looked at the 7 wonders of the world. Each pod chose a wonder which interested them and together they compiled a project on its geography, history and interesting facts connected with it. For Science Fortnight the children partook in some fun STEM activities and online workshops. They created towers using tinfoil and came up with some fun alternative uses for a paperclip. They also attended a Zoom awareness workshop on water pollution and an interactive lesson on milk production with Teagasc. Pupils looked at the Visual Arts strand of fabric and fibre and stitched some beautiful flower creations using wool and hessian fabric.