THE BOYS WERE BUSY DURING MATHS WEEk.
ADDING, TAKING AWAY, PROBLEM SOLVING AND MAKING DECISIONS WHILE HAVING FUN PLAYING A VARIETY OF MATHS GAMES.
Pupils in 4th and 5th class paired up to cmplete a maths trail in the classroom, around the school and outside the building. The maths trail encouraged children to use their 'maths eyes' and bring maths into everyday life.
4th and fifth class pupils worked together in stations for Maths week. Stations involved practising and memorising times tables and division tables, measuring stations, time station, a variety of maths games and 3D shapes constructions.
Pupils tasted their baking today after lunch. The brack had set really well and Mrs. Little did a great job cutting it up!
Words used by the pupils to describe the brack were:
delicious, fruity, sweet, bursting with flavour, mouth-watering, soft exploding with flavours, outstanding, old school...etc.
A copy of the recipe is attached below the pictures if anyone would like to make it at home :)
Well done boys, future chefs in the making in Belturbet!
Some of the pupils in 4th and 5th class have been learning the song 'Galway Girl' by Sharon Shannon and Mundy, as Gaeilge this month. Click the link below to have a listen to the Irish version. The lyrics are also attached below the video link in a downloadable format. (Perhaps, a sing along as Gaeilge in the kitchen when making the dinner, with your son(s), and anyone else of course, to celebrate our language). Enjoy!
Mar a deir an seanfhocal (old Irish saying): Tír gan teanga, Tír gan anam!
(A country without a language is a country without a soul*)
4th and 5th classes had fun baking today in preparation for Halloween. They baked a Halloween Tea Brack. They worked in groups to weigh and mix ingredients together. The smell of the homemade Tea Brack throughout the school after lunch was mouth-watering. However, we weren't as happy to learn that the brack had to be covered for two days when finished baking to set! So we're looking forward to Monday and tasting our cooking :)
Our brack is cooling over the weekend as it needed to be covered in greaseproof paper, once cooled, to set.
2nd and 3rd class enjoyed participating in Space Week…….
We attended a mobile planetarium dome.
We researched the solar system in groups and presented our findings to the class.
We created our own Solar System artwork and some boys even created their own masterpieces at home!
Thank you to all the boys who brought in their Space books,
telescope and planetarium to share with the class.
4th and 5th class engaged in a class debate for Space Week in October. The motion posed was 'Is Space Research a waste of time and money?'. Pupils posed many, many persuasive facts, arguments and further questions. Some arguments were:
- Why are we looking for other planets when we can't even take care of our own?
- Very expensive - money could be spent on fixing problems on our earth (deforestation, homelessness, global warming, poverty etc.)
- Not necessary for human survival (yet)
- Could possibly bring back new diseases/ bacteria/ viruses that us humans could not fight
- Rising world population means we need more place for humans to live
- Possible cures and medications to be found?
- Assist in technology upgrades (e.g. accident blankets, robotics...)
- Could maybe provide another home for humans in the future
- Expand our community in space
- Answer one of our biggest questions: Are we Alone?
Well done to all involved!
What is your opinion on Space Research?
The Junior team getting ready to run the course. They performed brilliantly and won gold thanks to a great team effort. There were pupils on this team from 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Well done!
Our Senior team was made up of these three boys from 6th class.
They ran a great race against formidable opposition and represented our school proudly. Maith sibh!
Enjoying lunch under a chestnut tree in lovely sunshine after all the hard work.
Ready for home.
Those smiles say it all! What a happy group of boys proudly holding their medals. For some of these boys it was their first time to take part in Cross Country. They did themselves and their school proud. I have a feeling they will be taking part in many more. Buaiteoirí Scoil Mhuire Abú!
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