November 1, 2022

Aughrim Climate Action Heroes

Here in Aughrim we are working on ecological projects throughout the year and learning to be climate change friendly. The children were involved in creating this videoclip with Reverend John to highlight the ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and live more sustainable lifestyles. Please watch the YouTube clip to see our wonderful work.

The Garden Centre

The second class pupils decided to write up a newspaper article this month all about our Aistear theme ‘The Garden Centre’. We hope you enjoy reading it.

Sowing the Seeds

We are in the paper!!! The article, as seen below, highlights some of the important ecological projects the pupils are involved in within the school. Recently the children planted twenty fruit trees in the rectory garden which were kindly donated by two different charities; DCs for Bees and Trees on the Land. The article was published in the Connacht Tribune and Ballinasloe Life in the past week. Well done to all the pupils, staff and gardeners involved.

Open Day in The Glebe NS

Wildflower Hunt

This month as part of our aistear theme the children have been learning all about wildflowers. We decided to go for a walk around the action park to see what wildflowers are growing here on our school grounds. The children were pleasantly surprised to have found as many as they did.

 

Abstract Art

The past number of weeks the pupils in the Junior room have been studying abstract art. Here you can see their own take on abstract art which they were all very proud of, and don’t they look fantastic!

 

School Fitness Ireland

We are delighted to welcome our new coach from School Fitness Ireland who is teaching the children all about exercise and fitness. The classes will focus on various skills such as balancing, co-ordination, dance, stretching and flexibility, resistance/conditioning, and circuits. We are focusing on enhancing the children’s fundamental movement skills, gross motor skills and locomotor skills.

 

Ballinasloe Christmas Jumper Day

Here at The Glebe NS we took part in the Ballinasloe Christmas Jumper Day. We proudly raised one hundred and thirteen euro for Galway Hospice and Ballinasloe Social Services. Well done to all the children and didn’t they look great!!

Science Week

Last week for Science Week we had great fun in the Junior classroom exploring and completing various experiments. Some of the experiments included; making a rainbow in a jar, creating invisible ink, making a rain cloud and we even made our own delicious butter. The children also enjoyed working in pairs using the Lego WeDo kit to improve their construction and coding skills. Some of the older pupils completed some research on a famous scientist of their choice and presented it to the rest of the class. Lastly, we ended the week by taking part in a stem challenge where the children again worked in pairs to make a paper chain as long as they could using only one sheet of paper. We had a great week and look forward to Science Week 2022!

Autumn

The past number of weeks the pupils in the Junior Room have been learning all about autumn. We have been creating beautiful autumnal art, going on autumn walks and learning all about the seasonal changes. During Aistear the children enjoyed creating hibernation stations. Some of the children brought in some lovely colourful leaves and nests to use during these lessons.