Four classes took part in this year’s Challenge to Change project – Mrs.Lawless, Mrs.White/Ms.Smyth, Ms.Malone and Ms.Kilcoyne. Ten pupils travelled to Portlaoise to display the project and share their work with others. The pupils had the opportunity to take part in a workshop. They enjoyed meeting pupils from other schools and hearing about their projects.

Filed Under (3rd class, Mrs. Lawless) by Audrey Lynch on 20-06-2015

rm 4 2015 boats 005Room 4 2015 057rm 4 2015 boats 027In this term, the girls in room 4 have been learning about the properties and characteristics of materials.
We discussed materials and their uses and why certain materials are chosen for certain objects.

The girls then designed their own boat using suitable materials. The next task was to make a boat that would float and hold a small weight ( a magnet!!).

The girls really enjoyed this and I’m sure you’ll agree they were very inventive and creative!
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Filed Under (3rd class, Mrs. Lawless) by Audrey Lynch on 22-05-2015

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Our 3rd class girls are currently attending swimming lessons. For some avid swimmers it’s a chance to practise and improve their skill. For others it’s their first experience of the pool. After 4 weeks, our swimming instructors are delighted with the progress to date. With only 2 weeks left, we will miss our weekly trip to the pool but we hope that the girls continue to swim and become strong and able swimmers.

An important part of learning to swim is using the pool safely and general water safety. Here are some safety posters designed by room 4.
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