STEP 1: SCIENCE

Energy and Forces

  • Electricity 

                                         

Fifth and sixth class learning all about circuits and electricity during a Lifetime Lab workshop.

  • Magnetism

                     

Sixth class learning all about the properties of magnets. 

 

Materials 

  • Properties and characteristics of materials

                             

Fourth class learning about acids and bases during a BioMarin workshop.

                                         

Senior Infants investigating and exploring objects that sink and float. They also created life-jackets. They predicted, recorded and communicated their results. 

 

Environmental Awareness and Care

  • Environmental Awareness

                 

Sixth class researching and presenting a project on Fairtrade products.

Caring for the Environment

                             

All classes in the school are involved in looking after our school surroundings. We have flower beds, a bee-friendly area, a new composting section and an Air Bee and Bee. 

 

STEP 2: TECHNOLOGY

Bee-Bots

           

Senior Infants learning the basics of programming in a fun and effective way.

 

VexRobotics

                                                                 

Fifth and sixth class pupils competing in the VexRobotics competition in MTU. They made the national finals and won four awards- Skills, Strategy and Create. 

 

Lego

                                         

Senior Infants expressing their creativity through Lego building. 

 

Stop Motion Animation

                                     

First class are having great fun creating their own stop motion animations.

 

STEP 3: Engineering 

Marble Run

                                                     

Sixth class constructed marble runs during Science Week. 

 

Boat Building 

                                                           

Fifth class built boats from household objects during Science Week.

 

Digital Tinkercad

                             

Sixth class experimenting with 3D designs, electronics, and coding.

 

ARUP

 

STEP 4: MATHS

 

Lifetime Lab Maths Workshop

                                                                

Fourth class enjoying the hands-on activities during the Mobile Maths Workshop provided by the Lifetime Lab.

 

Maths Week

                                                                                                        

The whole school participated in Maths Week. Our main focus was the topic of money. Children and parents/guardians guessed how much money was in a jar, guessed different currencies, went on treasure hunts, made coin bridges, played maths games, created maths trails, were given budgets to source outfits and much more. 

 

Maths Trail

                  

Junior Infants exploring the school grounds on their Maths Trail.

 

STEP 5: Show and Tell