For Science Week 2020, we made Porridge Playdough.
We used 2 cups of porridge, 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water.
First, we mixed the porridge and flour. These are dry.
Next, we added the water. This made it wet.
Then, we mixed it with a spoon because it was sticky.
Lastly, we kneaded it with our hands until doughy and stretchy.
We used Goldilocks and the Three Bears mats to play with our Porridge Playdough.
We made bowls, windows, a blanket and a spoon.
I’m sure Baby Bear would love to make his own Porridge Playdough!
We loved dressing up on the last day of term. Our costumes included Gomez Addams, Willy Wonka, a clown, a dinosaur, a Storm Trooper and Stick Man. We particularly enjoyed a relaxing walk on the school field taking in the beauty of autumn.
We had so much fun during Maths Week 2020. On Monday and Tuesday, we played number board games. On Wednesday, we played Dominoes. On Thursday, we completed an outdoor maths trail and played Hopscotch. Finally, on Friday, we explored Numicon tiles in our sand trays during sensory play.
We enjoyed making 2D shapes on pegboards. This fun activity helped us in developing our fine motor, problem-solving and mathematical skills.
Six happy boys today in Room 11 having their photograph taken with the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy Cup!
We had such a fantastic day today dressing up as characters from our favourite books, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter and Aliens Love Underpants! All of us enjoyed taking part in the parade and looking at the creative costumes in the hall.
We had so much fun at Sports Day today. What a great start to the week!
Over the last few weeks we worked together at building this Lego set and today we completed it! Each of us played an important role as Engineer, Supplier and Builder. We look forward to building a new Lego set very soon. Below are the following phrases we practiced using during Lego Club:
We need the…
How many do we need?
Good job _______!
Thank you _______.
Do you need some help?
That goes there.
We did it!
We had so much fun today taking part in the Easter Bonnet Parade. We loved being on stage and talking into the microphone. Happy Easter everyone! From Lorchán, Thomas, Ciarán, Seán, Akshay and Lenny
STEM Activity: To programme a Bee-bot to move in the shape of a circle
- Investigating and experimenting
- Recording and communicating
- Rubber bands
What we did:
- We watched a fun video about the circle with a catchy song.
- Lorchán wrote the word ‘circle’ on the whiteboard.
- Each of us had a turn at drawing a circle on the whiteboard.
- We did a hunt around the classroom to find circular objects. We really enjoyed this.
- We sat at the group work table and read through our Bee-bot social story.
- Thomas ordered sandpaper numerals from 1-4 on the table and we looked at the 4 pieces of equipment which we needed for the experiment.
- We each took a turn at programming the Bee-bot to move in the shape of a circle by pressing the right arrow 4 times.
- Ciarán cleverly pointed out that we could also press the left arrow and it would still move in the shape of a circle.
- We watched the video about the circle again.
- We recapped Lesson 1 by looking at photographs on the interactive whiteboard which were taken during the lesson.
- We discussed how we could confirm our observations and prove that the Bee-bot can move in the shape of a circle.
- We observed Ms. Groarke attaching the marker to the Bee-bot with an elastic band.
- Each of us took a turn at programming the Bee-bot to move in the shape of a circle with the marker attached. We pressed the right arrow 4 times and ‘Go.’ Then we pressed the left arrow 4 times and ‘Go.’
- Sometimes we had to press ‘Go’ more than once and adjust the marker so that it left a more visible circle on paper.
- We labelled our work with lots of care as you can see.
- We watched the video about the circle one more time.
- We recapped Lessons 1 and 2 using photographs.
- We discussed if 2 or more Bee-bots could move in the shape of a circle at the same time.
- We agreed that that they could once we press the right/left arrow the same number of times and ‘Go’ at the same time.
- We prepared 2 Bee-bots by turning them on.
- We pressed the right arrow 4 times on both Bee-bots.
- We practiced pressing ‘Go’ on the 2 Bee-bots at the same time and observed them mostly moving in unison.
- After a few trials, we did it one last time and video recorded our results.
We hope you enjoy reading about our contribution to this year’s Science Exhibition!
Lorchán, Thomas, Ciarán, Seán and Akshay