We were learning about growing seeds in Senior Infants. We planted some broad bean seeds in some compost with a little water and left them in a sunny window. Using a time-lapse app on our iPad called OSnap, we recorded the seeds growing over 2 weeks. They were very slow to start but our patience paid off and we were very excited to see the roots, shoots and leaves appear!
Growing Broad Beans from St. Edward’s NS on Vimeo.
In May our school won our 6th Green Flag – ‘Global Citizenship Litter and Waste’. A girl from 6th and a boy from 3rd who are on the Green School Committee got chosen to go to Claremorris to collect the flag. They had a great day out.
At the end of June our class had a presentation of reading certs which we won by doing library quizzes. We have enjoyed reading books in the library this year.
We worked on SALF folders during the year in 3rd class. SALF means – Self Assessment Learning Folder. During the year we put some of our best work into the folders to show to everyone. We had fun working in groups and looking at all the folders. We have pictures here of our class showing some lovely work which we are very proud of.
Third class did some creative work in the Arts this month. First we listened to and described music in various styles and genres, including familiar excerpts. We enjoyed listening to Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg. We discussed mood, rhythm, tempo and how we felt when listening. Then we responded through art (clay sculptures of trolls). We made some trolls from the story. After we made the trolls some of the class made vases and other decorative objects like egg- cups.
Later in the month we worked with Fabric and Fibre. We all designed our own pictures and put them together using glue.
This month we also went on a nature and history trail. We visited the Famine Graveyard and learned about the impact of the famine in Sligo. We found out about the workhouse, emigration and the life of poor children in famine times. We also learned about how children got educated in hedge schools. We looked for native wild flowers on our nature trail and learned their names. See our pictures here.
Children from classes 1st to 6th were invited to enter the Irish Water Poster Competition in February. They had to design an A3 poster which best illustrated the theme – ‘Be Water Smart’. Those who took part had to design the poster in their own time. We received some wonderful entries and a selection from each age group have been sent away to the national competition in Dublin. Here are some of the school entries.
Those shortlisted by the Green School Committee to be sent away can be seen above. They were:
1st class – Shannon Clancy and Daria Salman.
2nd Class – Teyanna Crowley, Lauren Shannon and Marcus Beganovic.
3rd Class – Saoirse Love, Josh Mooney, Tommy Irwin, Mikey McArdle and Jakaria Nasir
6th Class – Megan Sleator, Jamie Cawley, Thomas Stokes and Usman Naveed.
Thanks to all those who took part and we hope that some of you will be lucky in the National Competition.
The children of 4th class in St. Edward’s NS have taken part in the ‘Something Fishy’ project this year. As part of the project, which also tied in with Sligo Tidy Towns, we made a beautiful mural which you can see on the front wall of the school. We learned about fish life, water quality and the importance of keeping our rivers pollution free.You can see parts 1 and 2 of the video of our project below:
Something fishy part 1 from St. Edward’s NS on Vimeo.
Something fishy part 2 from St. Edward's NS on Vimeo.
Did you know that a shadow is made when an object which doesn’t let light shine through it gets in the way of the light ?!
We make our own shadow puppet theatres in fourth class and did a puppet show based on the story of the Billy Goats Gruff .
It involved lots of careful cutting,sticking and remembering the story but all the hard work was worth it.
It was great fun !
‘Games Without Frontiers’ present a giant interactive outdoor exhibition.
The ‘Games Without Frontiers’ Public Art Project will present a giant interactive outdoor exhibition on Saturday the 29th of October in Doorly Park. Funded by the Per Cent for Art Scheme and initiated by Sligo County Council Arts Service, the project was conceived to get children living in the city to creatively explore and use their outdoor spaces.
Led by a team of artists, ‘Games Without Frontiers’ took place in venues across Sligo Town during the autumn, where the children invented games, built sculptures, made films, created songs and generally messed about – in a creative kinda way.
The venues which included the MCR Community Centre, The Northside Community Centre and Caltragh Community Centre were paired with Doorly Park, Ballytivnan Park and Mitchell Curley Park respectively. Anyone out walking may have seen such unusual sights as floating sculptures in the Garavogue, or an art making machine made from an exercise bike, or giant free standing wooden sculptures created in Ballytivnan Park.
The artworks, games and videos created will be showcased in Doorly Park from 3.30pm until 5.30pm on Saturday the 29th October. Come along and join the fun. For a sneak peek at some of the artwork check out www.sligoplayspaces.blogspot.com.