Crumlin National School

Ballyglunin, Tuam

Archive for the ‘Ms. Ní Fhatharta’s class’

Valeo Visit

5th and 6th had a wonderful opportunity last week to visit Valeo in Tuam where they learned a vast amount on the work they do in Valeo. They learned all about different types of cameras used in cars, autonomous cars, the future of automobiles and even got to see and sit in an autonomous car used in Valeo for testing. Thanks to Stephanie, John and Paul at Valeo for an extremely informative and enjoyable visit.

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!

Halloween Art!

5th & 6th showed their creative flair with the clay witches they created for Halloween, each one as unique as the children who created them:-).

Science in 5th & 6th

In 5th & 6th we have learnt about the solubility of different substances such as salt, sugar and baking powder and the effect heat has on their solubility. We also discovered the reaction when you mix vinegar with baking soda which creates CO2 and caused our balloon to rise!


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!












Heart & Lung Dissection!!

Brady’s Butchers in Athenry kindly gave Ms.Murphy a cow’s heart and lungs for us to observe and dissect! It was an eye opening experience for everyone and a lot of the children found it hard to believe that our hearts actually do look like a cow’s heart!






GOAL Jersey Day

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

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!

County Council Safe Cycling Day

On 20th October, Seán and Martin, from the County Council came to our school to instruct children from 3rd to 6th class on how to cycle safely on roads. They were extremely informative, friendly and helpful and the children learned a lot from them. They taught children how to correctly attach their helmets, braking skills, hand signals and taught them essential road safety skills. We ended the day by going on a 5km cycle to practise the skills learned. Thanks again to Seán and Martin for a very enjoyable day.


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