Before the midterm break, 4th class took part in a maths trail in the school hall. Each team had 4 members and had three trails to solve in the given time. Each question answered revealed a symbol and in turn the symbol represented a letter needed to crack the trail code. We were delighted to put all of our hard work and learning to use in a practical and fun way!
The Daily Mile Programme
The Daily Mile Programme is an inititive that sees primary school children run or jog at their own pace for 15 minutes everyday to improve their mental and physical health. We have been having great fun and improving our fitness all in one!
For the past number of weeks, we have been participating in STEM workshops facilitated by Depuy Synthes (Johnson & Johnson) engineers each Friday. We have been working with the Lego Mindstorms Education Pack to design, build and programme a lego robot to complete various tasks. We have learned how to create code to make our robot move in various directions, react to different colours, move using sensors, say a word on a given signal and much more. This opportunity has allowed us to develop our collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity skills.
Our School Garden
Last year, in 3rd Class, we were very lucky to be asked to take responsibility for our school garden. Emilija taught us lots about gardening and helped us to plant various types of vegetables. This year, we were delighted to continue our learning and to see how well our vegetables had grown over the summer. We harvested our vegetables just in time for the Rathcormac Community Council Autumn Show. Check out our award-winning wonky carrot, giant beetroot and herb below!