What do you sphinx of our Egyptian Art?

This week the boys and girls of Room 13 designed a Sarcophagus for an Egyptian Pharaoh. We first planned our designs on paper before picking up our tools and setting to work. We used a template for the shape of the sarcophagus and then carved intricate designs. Once our clay designs were dry we then used paint to add even more detail. What do you sphinx of our work?!

Canal trip in Room 2

Room 2 really enjoyed learning all about the flora and fauna along the Grand Canal with wildlife expert Éanna ní Lamhna and investigating pollution in the canal. It’s cleaner than you’d think!

Communion preparation for the 2nd classes

Lots of children in second class are preparing for their Communion this month. After a practice in the church this week, room 1 were lucky enough to be given a tour of the church by Eoin. We learned lots! Thanks Eoin!

Kilmainham Gaol visit for Room 2

Room 2 really enjoyed a day out to Kilmainham Gaol with a guided tour around this historical building. We saw some of the cells where the 1916 rebels were imprisoned and the yard where some of them were executed. We were happy to enjoy lunch in some wide open spaces after all that confinement!

Static electricity in Room 4

Room 4 learned all about static electricity this week. We rubbed balloons on our hair to create an electrical charge and then had great fun creating crazy hairstyles! We learned that the static electricity enables the balloons to stick to the wall and pick up tiny bits of paper also!
We were ecSTATIC in science class today!

Electricity in Room 1

Room 1 had fun today exploring the concept of static electricity. Static electricity is the build-up of an electrical charge on an object. We used static electricity to make hair stand up, move a can without touching it, and even pick up pieces of paper using a balloon!

More Crystal Maze fun!

5th class visit The Crystal Maze!

The 5th classes went on their school tour to The Crystal Maze.

The day was filled with fun challenges and activities. We had to earn crystals in order to win a trophy for the school.

We even got to do some water activities in the river. It was a super day!

SPUd-tacular updates from Room 13

We hope you’ve kept your eyes peeled in the Millennium Playground and have noticed our potatoes tiny shoots appearing. Our little potato plants have started to peek through the soil soak up some of the lovely Spring sunshine and today we measured their shoots and counted their leaves and will do this weekly until the Summer holidays. Stay tuned for some hot potato updates. 🥔🌱