Crumlin National School

Ballyglunin, Tuam

Archive for the ‘Mrs Ruane’s Class’


Gravity: Designing parachutes

 

Third and fourth class had lots of fun designing parachutes when we learned about gravity. We carefully chose and measured suitable materials. We made parachutes for Lego figures. All of our parachutes succeeded in slowing down the Lego figure as it fell.

  

We refined our designs and tested different materials and different sizes against each other. We discovered that the best material was black plastic bin bags; the bigger the better!

Maths stations

Throughout the year, third and fourth class have been busy doing maths stations. Here are a few pictures of us busy at work.

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.

Brigit’s Garden

4th, 5th & 6th class had a fantastic and very informative day in Brigit’s Garden as part of Science Week. We learned all about energy, our interdependence on nature and sustainability.
Thanks to Hedda and Will who were excellent teachers and facilitators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Maths Day Parade!

Once again this year we had a very enjoyable Maths Fashion Parade! Well done to all who made a huge effort and produced amazing outfits for the day!

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Visit to New Motorway

On the 14th of February, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Class took a trip to the new Gort-Tuam Motorway. They were accompanied by Sisk engineers Noel Curtis and Alan Mullane. Our Green-Schools Travel Officer, Ray Foley also joined us for the day. The students learned about the percolation area off the Motorway which helps prevent flooding and also how the wildlife was taken into consideration when the road was been constructed. The children also had to opportunity to ask the engineers what their jobs entailed of. We may have some budding engineers after our day out!