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.

Land Yachts

Last Week, 2nd and 3rd Class designed Land Yachts that were powered by wind energy. We had lots of fun choosing our materials, creating our design and making our Land Yachts. We encountered some problems along the way but we overcame them by testing them and in the end we had a race. We measured how far the Land Yachts traveled under the fair test of equal time to each team. After the race, we decided what went well and if we were to design them again, what would we do differently.

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.

 

Happy Christmas!!

Wishing all of our students and their families a magical Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here are some of our students describing what Christmas is to them …………

 

Christmas Play 2017

Last Friday we were treated to a wonderful performance from our Junior & Senior Infants acting out ‘The Nativity’ and 1st & 2nd Class performing ‘The Christmas Carol’. Great singing and acting from everybody involved. Well done to all of our students!

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.

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:-).

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!

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rugby

A huge thank you to Peter O’Hara from Monivea Rugby Club and Connacht Rugby who taught 5th & 6th class rugby skills over the last number of weeks. We are lucky to have Peter with us for the year and he will be taking different classes at different times during the year. 5th & 6th thoroughly enjoyed their coaching sessions with Peter.