Month: October 2014 (page 1 of 2)

Halloween In Room 7

Senior Infants and 1st Class in Hazelwood

A group of ITSligo Students, who are studying “Physical Activity for Children” created some really fun activity classes for our Senior Infant and 1st classes. On October 23rd, they brought us to Hazelwood and Half Moon Bay for a nature walk and treasure hunt. We had to search for clues, find the answers to riddles, and decorate our sticks with found treasures. We used an information sheet with pictures and words, to find out the names of some of the leaves and seeds that we found. At the end, we discovered a pumpkin and some hidden treats!


Hallowe’en Safety Tips by 3rd Class

Here is a list of safety tips compiled by 3rd class, so that everyone can have a happy and safe Hallowe’en

  • Children should never play with fireworks. Always get an adult to light a firework and remember to stand well back.
  • Stay away from bonfires. They are very dangerous.
  • When carving pumpkins, always get an adult to help.
  • Never leave candles burning inside pumpkins overnight.
  • Keep your pets indoors

When Trick-or-Treating

  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Use the Safe Cross Code when crossing the street.
  • Bring a flashlight so that drivers can see you.
  • Don’t eat all your treats in one night.


Tag Rugby Blitz

On the 10th of October 5th and 6th class went to a Tag Rugby Blitz in Sligo I.T.  We participated in rugby matches against other schools. We had two teams. It was a great day and we really enjoyed it.

Spicy Potato Wedges – Value for money!

For Golden Time 6th class made spicy potato wedges. We made enough for the whole class – 21 children.

Here is our shopping list:

Schwartz Spicy Cajun Mix (€1.60 x2) €3.20

2 ½ kg of rooster potato €3.49

Total = €6.69

(* We also used ¾ tablespoons of cooking oil.)

We calculated that it cost €0.32 per portion.

(6.69 ÷ 21)

Using the website we researched how much a portion of wedges cost in various local fast food restaurants and takeaways.

We discovered that the cheapest potion cost €2 and the most expensive cost €3.50.

The wedges we made were delicious and much cheaper!!

An interesting visitor to tell us about the past

This week 5th class had a very interesting visitor .

Her name was Niamh O’ Connor and she is a historian.

She showed us some artefacts from almost 1000 years ago -shoes ,bones, weapons and kitchen items .

We got to try on an official warrior costume and hold a sword .

Niamh told us that there were no shops back then in medieval times and people had to make their own clothes .She showed us how to make a loom and how to weave a mini scarf or friendship band .

it was very interesting .



First Class Doing A 2D Shape Hunt

First Class did A 2D Shape Hunt around the school.

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First Class playing 2d Shape Games

First Class Were Playing 2D Shape Games in the hall

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Our Autumn Art by First Class

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The Science of Cooking

We are learning about the science of cooking in 4th class. We learned that there are 4 ways of cooking – conduction, convection, radiant heat and microwave.


We did a procedure on how to make French toast. Conduction is when heat passes through a solid object (the pan) and cooks the food. We saw how popcorn cooked this way.


This is when molecules of liquid or gas get hot and move – heating the food. We did a procedure on making blackberry jam. We could see the hot water rising to the top and turning to steam while the cold molecules went down and heated up until it was all cooked.

Radiant Heat:

This works by directly heating the surface of food. We put a slice of bread in the toaster and watched the wires get red hot while the toast cooked.


Waves of energy are sent into the food. This makes molecules of food jump around and create heat by friction – like when you rub your hands together and make them hot. We put popcorn in the microwave and watched them pop.










Radiant Heat

Radiant Heat













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