Crumlin National School

Ballyglunin, Tuam

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Absorption

Yesterday, we conducted an experiment to test which material would best absorb water. Out of newspaper, magazine, kitchen paper and plastic, we discovered that kitchen paper was the most absorbent and that plastic is waterproof. We performed a Fair Test giving each material the same amount of water and the same time to soak. The variable was the material changing each time we carried out the experiment.

Space Fun!

Senior Infants & First really enjoyed the theme of space.  We had great time learning all about the sun, moon, gravity and planets. Great fun was had during our Aistear time to explore the theme even more.  To settle our inquisitive minds a few experiments were carried out to find out more information on gravity and meteorites.  First Class ended the topic by creating some fabulous projects on their favourite planet.

 

Junior Infants Trip to Coole Park

Junior Infants had great fun on their trip to Coole Park where they met up with a guide who showed them all different aspects of nature to be found there.

 

Junior Infants First Day of School

Some pictures of Junior Infants on their first day of big school đŸ™‚ 

S.A.P Visit to Crumlin!

A huge thank you to Dave Ryan and his colleagues Maeve & Rebecca from S.A.P. who came to school today and spoke about Computer Science & Design Process to the children. 3rd & 4th class created remote control cars. 5th & 6th worked in teams to design and create bridges made from just straws and sellotape. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all and showcased the skills and thought processes needed for differing careers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liam McCarthy visits Crumlin!!!

There was great excitement in our school when Galway players Brian and Paul Flaherty brought the Liam McCarthy along with the Bob O’Keefe, Irish Press and National League Cups to our school. It was a great visit and huge thanks to all involved for organising the special occasion. The players were happy to answer all the children’s questions and sign lots of hurls, jerseys and sliotars! Let’s hope we’ll see Liam again many more times in our school!

BaborĂ³ Outing

Yesterday 3rd Class attended the BaborĂ³ production of Bounce in the Black Box Theatre. Well done to Aoife Shanley who won the tickets for her and her class through the Galway Water Colouring Competition. The class had a wonderful day out and thoroughly enjoyed the show!

GOAL Jersey Day

Well done and thanks to our students for participating in GOAL Jersey Day. Crumlin NS raised a total of €221.93.

Visitor from Brigid’s Garden

On Thursday the 5th of October, Will Softly (in association with SEAI) visited us from Brigid’s Garden and held workshops with Senior Infants, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

Will informed the students of the various renewable and non-renewable sources of energy and had lots of fun with the pupils through games, puppets and dress-up. He gave us some great energy saving tips.

Will also demonstrated how chemical energy can be converted into electrical energy using apples!

Thanks Will for a great day!

M17 Motorway Visit

On the 25th of September, pupils from 3rd, 4th and 5th  were accompanied by SISK engineers Noel Curtis and Alan Mullane on to the new Tuam-Gort Motorway. The children were shown the largest roundabout in Ireland, SOS telephones, road signage, rumble strips, water run -off areas and what materials were used in constructing the new road. Many thanks to SISK for this opportunity.