Calling all bakers! Please support our annual cake sale.
4th class room 4 are organising the cake sale this year on Friday at our Fáilte festival. We would really appreciate if each family could contribute something to sell. All sweets and treats, big or small welcome!
Cakes and buns can be dropped into the school on Friday morning. Cakes go on sale at 1.15pm
Children from rooms 1, 11 and 12 took part in a first aid training workshop with Brian O’Hara from Innisfree Safety. We discussed fire and water safety and learned about how to contact emergency services on 999 if we ever need them.
Brian showed us a defibrillator and we learned how to use one. They are also called AEDs. We were surprised by how safe and easy they were to use. They can be used if somebody is unconscious and not breathing. You can check this by watching their chest for 10 seconds to see if it is going up and down. We also learned how to do compressions on a persons chest and on a baby’s chest to help keep the blood circulating around their body while waiting for help to arrive.
It was really great to get the chance to practice these skills on the mannequins. The strange thing was that they were all called Anne!
CPR on infants
Using the AED device
Have a look our Wiggle Bot project that we worked on back in term 1!
On Tuesday 13th of March, Room 1 participated in a science workshop organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.
First, we took part in a discussion during which we learned lots of interesting facts about where we get our electricity from. We learned about the different places we can get energy from, the importance of saving energy and the importance of looking after our planet by recycling.
We then carried out some experiments. We used energy from a potato to light a light bulb! We also trapped gas inside a small tube which caused it to explode.
Lastly, we played a life size board game. We used all the facts we learned during the workshop to compete against each other in groups.
It was a very interesting and exciting workshop.
In February, 4th and 5th class in room 1 were learning about internet safety. We learned about technology through the ages and discussed what cyber bullying is after watching an animated clip about a girl who is excluded from her group of friends. Her friends used group texting to talk about her behind her back and decide that they were not going to go to her birthday party, but go to another persons party on the same day instead! We learned that being a bystander is not ok, that we need to stand up for others if we know that somebody is being bullied.
We are also learning how to comment in a positive way on people’s work online. We have been practicing by writing comments on news articles on ClicNews online. Please watch our video for our 5 tips on composing a great comment!
Commenting on Peopel’s work online from St. Edward’s NS on Vimeo.
The children in room 4 have been very busy over the last few weeks. We have been working on our oral language skills and made our second presentations of the year this week. This time we had to speak at the top of our class infront of everybody. We had to speak for 45seconds about something based on the theme of winter. Some presentations included children speaking about Why they love Christmas, Winter time animals, Trying to catch Santa & Christmas in the country I come from. We had to remember to use good presentation skills – having good eye contact with our audience, standing still and speaking loud and clear. We also enjoyed giving each other two stars & a wish after the presentations were made. After Christmas we will be working towards speaking for one minute or more!!
Dean speaking about ‘Winter’
Teyanna speaking about ‘Counting down to Christmas’
Arnas speaking about ‘Winter in Lithuania’
Some of the children in room 1 wrote about their trip to Sligo On Ice:
On Tuesday the 19th of December, the children from room 1, room 12 and room 11 went ice skating at Sligo On Ice in Stephen St. car park in town. – Kelsey & Miya
We have been planning to go to Sligo On Ice for the past three weeks. Each week we had to earn 15 dojo points. In order to get dojo points you have to do your best in class,be a good listener, be ready to work and have a tidy table. When we counted them the day before ice skating, we had enough dojo points.The day finally came and everybody had to have a jacket, track suit bottoms, long socks, gloves and a spare change of clothes- Donald & David
We left at 11AM and we walked up the hill. Teacher said there was a surprise. We kept walking past the skating rink and went to the 4 Lights for chips! After that, we walked to Sligo On Ice. We got some ice skates and put on some helmets. They gave us the safety instructions and then we got on the ice. Some people slipped and fell, and some people were holding onto the wall. Then we all got the hang of it and soon everyone was skating all around. Even some of the teachers! – Mikey & Rachel
When we got off the ice, we went over to the seats and took off our skates. We got back into our pairs and headed back to school. We really enjoyed skating and would really recommend it to anybody. We would love to do it all over again!-Tiffany & Shayna
Congratulations to the children in 3rd to 5th classes who were presented with their reading certificates at assembly today. We are proud of you!