Crumlin National School

Ballyglunin, Tuam

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


Seashore Safari

Many thanks to Brendan Allard who brought us on the Seashore Safari to Grattan Park. It was a super day and 5th and 6th class thoroughly enjoyed the day. The children found lots of interesting species that they had never seen before including hermit crabs, butter fish, limpets, periwinkles, different types of seaweed and shore crabs! It was such a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gravity Egg Drop

5th & 6th were learning about the Moon in Science and the effect of gravity in Space. We looked at the Mars lander and how space crafts need to have a soft landing on the moon. 5th & 6th were then tasked with designing a landing craft for raw eggs that were dropped from a metre above their table. We had some very inventive creations made from cotton wool, string, straws, tin foil, sellotape and lollipop sticks. They had great fun and 4 out of 12 eggs survived!! We invited the younger classes in to see our gravity testing eggs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seashore Safari Talk

Brendan Allard from Atlantaquarium in Galway visited our school to explain to pupils what we might find on the beach when we go to Salthill on our Seashore Safari. Many thanks to Brendan for his visit which was very enjoyable and extremely informative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absorption Experiment

5th & 6th pupils carried out an absorption experiment with paper towel, comparing and contrasting the different textures, quality, absorption, prices and value for money!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

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!

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:-).