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Guided Reading in 4th Class

This term in 4th class we have been focusing on reading and improving our comprehension skills. We have enjoyed partaking in guided reading sessions twice a week every week with our teacher Ms. Walsh, Gráinne and Ms. Lennon.

We had the chance to read both fiction and non-fiction books. We revised many comprehension strategies while reading such as making predictions, questioning, recalling information, summarising information and comparing & contrasting the books with other books we have read or movies we have seen.

We also enjoyed working & reading independently at times during the guided reading sessions.

SEAI Energy Workshop

 

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.

Ms. Gallagher

World Book Day in St. Edward’s

International World Book Day was March 1st this year. Unfortunately, our school was closed that day due to a certain “Beast from the East”! Fortunately, we got to hold our postponed assembly a week later. Children dressed up as their favourite characters from books, even some of the staff were dressed up! 4th and 5th class from room 1 presented the assembly and introduced each class. 

 

World Book Day costume winners!

And the winners are………….

BEST HOMEMADE COSTUME : Moaning Myrtle (aka Nicole Room 11)

FUNNIEST COSTUME: Gangster Granny (aka Conor Room 12)

MOST ENTERTAINING CHARACTER: Horrid Henry (aka Tom P. Room 4)

Congratulations! You will receive your prize in school tomorrow.

Keep an eye out for lots of pics from our World Book Day assembly coming shortly. 

Internet Safety in Room 1

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.

 

Red Weather Warning Extended to entire country

Due to the Status Red:Snow-Ice Warning issued for all counties  from Wed 11pm until Friday 3pm and on the instruction of the Minister for Education we will close today Thursday (March 1st) and tomorrow Friday (March 2nd) on Health and Safety Grounds. We will re-open for staff only  for our planned training day on Child Protection on Monday morning (March 5th). We will re-open for staff and pupils on Tuesday March 2nd. Take care everyone!

 

 

Engineer visit in Senior Infants

As part of Engineer’s Week 2018, Senior Infants were very lucky to get a visit from Gerry the Engineer. The children interviewed Gerry about what it was like to be an Engineer and what was his favourite thing about being an engineer.

Gerry very kindly answered all the children’s questions. They learned a lot of interesting things about the work of an engineer,  designing, making and improving his inventions.

Gerry brought his Robot Max with him to show the children and explained how Max was powered by a battery and circuits. Max’s eyes were actually two sensors and his arm was ran by a motor. The children had great fun with Max and Gerry.

The children got up and out of their seats to do the Robot dance.

The children then planned and designed their very own Robot.

Abbvie Science Experiment

On Wednesday, 2nd and 3rd class were busy finding out what a scientist does. We worked in groups to conduct a materials experiment. Children had to think and work like a scientist to identify the mystery material in the science discovery box.  Children worked together to predict the result. We had so much fun trying to figure it out!

Some of us got the chance to dress like a scientist working in a laboratory!

 

Pancake Tuesday in Senior Infants

We had great fun in Senior Infants this morning!

We listened to the Story of the Runaway Pancake.

We sang the Pancake Party song.

We discussed how we make pancakes using flour, eggs and milk. Mix the ingredients all up in a bowl and pour the mixture on the frying pan. We talked about how important it was to cook them with an adult.

The children then went to the kitchen where Miss Quigley and Miss Gallagher heated up the pancakes. The children got to decorate their pancakes with Nutella, strawberries, bananas, grapes, honey, cream, lemon and/or golden syrup.

The children really enjoyed getting to decorate their pancakes!

Traffic News for February 12th

Next week, starting on Monday the 12th of February, Sligo County Council will start resurfacing Ash Lane. Ash Lane will only have one-way traffic while the road works are in progress. The traffic on Clarion Road is expected  to increase for the next 4 weeks as a result. Therefore we can expect delays in getting to and from St Edward’s NS.

Keep road safety in mind during traffic changes

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