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Coding with Minecraft in Room 1

The Hour of Code is a global event which takes place each year, when millions of people across the world from ages 4 upwards get the chance to learn about computer science and coding in particular. Continue reading

Final Maths Week Question:

Well done to all the boys and girls who attempted our second maths problem of Maths week. The following children earn themselves 3 stamps/dojo points for getting the questions correct & being the first to Room 4 with their answers:

6th Class: Hermann 
5th Class: Sebastian 
4th Class: Matthew 
1st Class: Hubert 

Bonus question – earns 1 stamp/dojo point:
6th Class: Nigel 
5th Class: Mikey 

Here’s the final question of the week:

Junior Question:

Granny gave Tom 15c and on the way home he lost 5c.
How much does he have now?

Senior Question:

Directions: Find the words that fit.
Example: 29 = D in F in a L Y
What do the letters stand for?
Answer: 29 = Days in February in a Leap Year

26 = L of the A
7 = D of the W
101 = D
52 = C in a D
88 = P K
13 = S on the A F
365 = D in a Y
18 = H on a G C
90 = D in a R A
3 = B M (S H T R)
24 = H in a D
4 = W on a C
60 = S in a M
28 = D in F
64 = S on a C B

Good luck!

Maths Question Number 2

Well done to all the boys and girls who attempted our first maths problem of Maths week. The following children earn themselves 3 stamps/dojo points for being the first from their room to me with the correct answer:

6th Class: Chloe
5th Class: Mikey
4th Class: Teyanna 
1st Class: Stephen

Question Number 2:

Junior Question:

Eight marbles are in the basket. Four are red and the rest are
green. How many marbles are green?

Senior Question:

o A goldfish costs €1.80
o An angelfish costs €1.40
o Noirín paid exactly €20 for some fish
o How many of each kind did she buy?

Remember to bring your answers to Room 4

Happy Maths Week!

Hello everyone!

As it is Maths Week in Ireland this week all classes will be doing different tasks and activities to celebrate it. Each day there will be a maths question on our school blog for you to solve. The first child to Room 4 with the correct answer for the problem will win themselves some stamps.

Good luck!!

Junior Problem:

Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the ark. How many creatures could he have seen?
How many different answers can you find?

Senior Problem:

Jennie the old sheep dog is lazing around in the paddock near the house. She counts the number of animals in the paddock. There are 11 of them, pigs and ducks. Then she counts the legs. She sees 28 legs.

How many ducks are there?

Remember, bring your answers to Room 4!

Hour of Code in 2nd Class

Second Class enjoyed doing the Hour of Code this year. Our coding was based on the Disney film ‘Moana’. Moana and Maui were attacked by the Kakamora. They had to approach the Kakamora barge, get on board and cut all the ropes to sink the barge.
We had to tell Maui how to get to the barge and cut the ropes while avoiding being attacked himself. We did this by dragging and dropping the orders telling Maui what to do, where to move, when to dodge, strike and cut the ropes.
The last lesson was brilliant. We had to invent a dance for the Kakamora. When you press run you can watch the dance. We made the dances really funny.
‘ I found out that coding is easy and really fun’. – Leah
‘It’s amazing giving the order and when you press the run button you see the character on screen carrying out your orders’. – Shannon
‘I thought coding was hard but it was really easy. If you make a mistake you just press reset and fix it’. – Bobby

This is what coding with Moana looks like. You can try Moana and other code themes at home using this link moanahttps://code.org/learn

 

Hour of Code

Students in our school, from 2nd to 6th class took part in an Hour of Code recently. This is an international event during which children (and adults!) spend an hour taking part in activities which introduce the basics of computer coding. Code is the language that computer scientists write to make machines work. Students created programmes using themes such as Star Trek, Minecraft and even Frozen!

2nd class really enjoyed using the Star Wars lesson activity and you can too by following this link:

Star Wars Hour of Code

2nd class also enjoyed taking part in the Hour of Code. Here are some of the things they said about it:

“Coding is really cool and good fun” Rachel

“The coding is really like maths. If you count the spaces you need to move BB8 and R2D2 it’s really easy” Matthew

“The sound effects are really cool. I like being in control of the droids” Teyanna

“Once you know left, right, up, down, the games are easy” Joshua

“When you got to level 15 in Star Wars it was more fun. You didn’t have to follow any rules, you made your own” Kelsey

“The instructions were really clear in all levels” Chelsea

A problem solved!

We had a bit of a dirty problem in Senior Infants! We are making a Supermarket in our classroom and have lots of brown (bronze) and gold coins to use in our wallets, handbags and in our cash register. They have been used a lot over the last few years and were very dirty. We had to keep washing our hands. Teacher saw a picture in a book of a person cleaning coins with Coca Cola.We wondered if it would be better to wash them with water or a bottle of coke, so we decided to do a science experiment to find out. We had to think about what scientists do. I asked the class “What do we do when we work as scientists?”. This is what Basia said:
https://soundcloud.com/stedwards-ns/when-we-work-as-scientists

We recorded our question and our predictions on the Whiteboard:

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We worked together to clean some of them using water, and some of them using coke.

 

And the result?

All the coins looked cleaner, but the ones washed in coca cola looked shinier.

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