June 24, 2022

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.

 

European Flag Project

The Senior Room are participating in the Blue Star programme this year. They are learning about the history, geography, culture and institutions of Europe. We have completed projects, sampled food from different European countries, constructed buildings from all over Europe, studied European Artists and completed Kahoot quizzes.  In November, we were very lucky to receive European goodie bags from Ballinasloe Library. This week, the pupils wrote letters to our MEPs inviting them of a virtual visit of our school.  At the end of the project, the school hopes to be awarded with a certificate and a European Flag.

 

Christmas Activities

The pupils were busy decorating the classrooms for Christmas this month. We designed and painted windows, wrapped doors, made Christmas decorations and much more.

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!

Lego Coding

 

This week, the pupils were busy building and coding a Lego Boost car and robot for Maths week. They worked cooperatively following step by step directions on the iPads and then were given time to explore coding the two builds and then on Friday we set up a circuit. The pupils had to create a string of code to navigate ‘Robbo’ around. There were some bugs but the class were very good at using the code to create angles and problem solving any problems that arose.

 

 

 

 

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.

Green-Schools

The school received our Green Flag Award for our Water theme project. The Senior Room pupils attended a virtual awards ceremony with special guests and surprises on Thursday 14th of October. The classes have worked making posters, reading the water meters, checking for leaks, calculating water usage, learning about the importance of water and how to conserve it at home. Well Done to the Green-Schools committee and all the pupils for their hard work.