Engineers Week

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Second and Third Class were busy designing rockets for Engineer’s Week. This rocket is based on stored energy.
When you pull back the elastic band, the elastic band stores this energy.
When you let it go, it releases this energy as it returns to its original length.
The best fun was testing out theory, as the students, all filed out to the yard to launch the rockets. I’m sure you will agree that the mission was an outstanding success.

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LipSync Battle

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Congratulations to Sixth Class for organising a very successful LipSync Battle for all classes. Thanks in particular to Aoife and Serena for the beautiful sign-up posters. Sixth Class are to be commended for giving up five of their lunch breaks this week to organise the music clips for each act. You were very professional judges and it was a very enjoyable morning. The talent was tremendous and the competition was very close. Congratulations to  A Troop, Emma and Aisling, Páidí and Micheál. We hope you enjoy those Easter Eggs.

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Scríobh Leabhar

 

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Comhghairdeas don triúr dalta  a fuair gradam do Scríobh Leabhar. Bhí Lá Ceiliúrtha ar siúl san Ionad Spóirt i gCill Chainnigh inniu. Bronnadh teastais agus bonn comórtha ar údair na leabhar. Rinne Oisín agallamh ar a leabhar Scéal Bleachtaire. Bhí ceol agus amhránaíocht iontach ar siúl.

Ní rinneamar dearmad ar na daltaí i rang a cúig agus rang a sé a d’fhan sa bhaile. Fuair siad teastas mar aitheantas ar a n- iarrachtaí agus cás peann luaidhe an duine acu.

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Engineers week Jnr Room

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First Class, Snr Infants and Jnr Infants were very busy during Engineers Week. After listening to the story of Rapunzel, their challenge was to invent an escape for Rapunzel as she wanted to escape from her tower.Could it be a slide, a ladder, a zip line or a pulley? They did great work using materials such as toilet paper tubes, straws, string and match sticks. I think Rapunzel would be very pleased indeed.

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World Book Day

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It was a wonderful day in Newmarket on Thursday 7th March. Pupils dressed up for World Book Day and we had some fantastic characters. Harry Potter and his friends from Hogwarts returned. Granny and Little Red Riding Hood came to school. The Mad Hatter and the Cat in the Hat were wandering about. James Bond met a Ninja, and Robin Hood was well armed.  Dirty Bertie was frightening people with his rat. David Attenborough came by to promote his best-seller. Athena the goddess was resplendent with a golden spear. Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz wore her best red shoes. There was a fabulous robot, a sassy girl from Dork Diaries and believe it or not a Boy In A Dress.

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Engineers Week

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Engineers Week Gravity

Pupils in 4th, 5th and 6th have been studying gravity this week and in particular how falling objects may be slowed down. Pupils were given the following challenge. Design a landing craft for a playdough ball (we chickened out of using eggs)
Take the following conditions into account:
– your landing craft must be able to stand upright unaided
– you may not fix your landing craft to the ground
– your landing craft must land without breaking your playdough ball. The photos say it all.

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A Visit From Garda Mounted Unit

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Hi, My name is Ellie and I love horses. While the other classes were meeting the horses and their riders, two gardaí came to speak with our class. They spoke about many things such as eir-codes and the internet. They spoke about internet safety, and if you write something or take a photo and post it online, it will be there forever!

After a while, we went to see the horses. They were beautiful, fit, strong and brave horses. I thought they were so cute! There were two bean-garda riding the horses. They looked so calm even though the horses were so tall. The mounted unit takes male horses (Irish Draught) over 16 hands high and they have to be specially trained. These horses work with the guards at events such as Soccer Matches, Festivals and shows like the RDS, and I think that’s amazing.

By Ellie (4th Class)

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