Crumlin National School

Ballyglunin, Tuam

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Sacrament of First Penance

Congratulations to the Second Class pupils who made their First Confession yesterday evening in Brooklodge Church. You were all fantastic! Thanks also to Fr. Howley for celebrating this sacrament with us.

Write a Book Awards

Well done to our Write a Book winners who received their award last Tuesday evening at the ceremony which was held in the Galmont Hotel.

 

Spring Planting

This week we planted some chive and lettuce seeds. When they get bigger and when the weather is warmer, we will transplant them to our raised beds.

Looking after the Birds

Here are some of our students keeping our bird feeder topped up during the colder months.

Scratch Programming

2nd and 3rd Class have been programming over  the previous few weeks learning lots of new scripts in Scratch….

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Earth Model

This week some 3rd Class students created an Earth model from playdough…………

Write A Book Project

Well done to 1st – 6th Class students who participated in this year’s ‘Write A Book Project’ in association with The Galway Education Centre. The books will be swapped with another school in Galway this week. Books will be returned to pupils once again in a few weeks time.

Planting Cress Seeds

Last week, Junior Infants carried out an experiment: ‘Will Seeds Grow Without Light?’. One set of seeds received light and water whilst the other set was placed in a dark cupboard with water. They discovered that the set that got both light and water grew the best and were green. The other set grew a little but were yellow and not very healthy looking. Well done to our Junior Scientists!

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.