STEM is designed to educate students in four specific areas — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Ms. Cooney’s class showed great innovation and creativity when they completed Lego-based STEM challenges recently. If you would like to try other STEM challenges with your child at home, check out https://nrich.maths.org/stemclubs
We have been exploring Norway and in doing so we took a look at the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. We looked at the amazing colours he used in his painting The Scream and the background behind the painting. We had a go at creating our own version using the beautiful reds, oranges and blacks that Munch used.
Ms. Cooney’s class worked brilliantly in teams to construct beautiful Viking longboats. Not only was Ms. Cooney delighted with the impressive longboats, she was thrilled to see her students work so well together. The boys and girls listened to one another, they helped one another and they were very proud of their constructions. Keep up the great work!
Ms. Cooney’s students are really enjoying learning about The Vikings this month. One of her students is a talented wood carver and he created these fabulous pieces inspired by what he knows about Vikings. If your child is interested in further Viking research, you can find more information on these websites: http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/subjects/history/history-the-full-story/the-vikings-in-ireland/ https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/vikings
Ms. Cooney’s class are learning about Edvard Munch this month. He is a famous Norwegian artist. The class responded to two of his paintings – “Inger on the Beach” and “Self-Portrait. Between a Clock and a Bed”. Ms. Cooney is so impressed with her students’ work!
The Magical Christmas Jigsaw, the 4th class Nativity play was a delight and we congratulate Ms Hyland, Ms Keneally, MsMurray, Ciaran,Joan,Maria and Sondra for all the preparation that went into this show. We also congratulate the talented 4th class boys and girls for such uplifting performances, which reminded us all of the true meaning of Christmas in such an entertaining way. [Show thumbnails]
The boys Gaelic football team had an excellent day at the Interschool blitz between 4th& 5th class boys in Holy Spirit and St. Damian’s N.S. The teams played for the Michael McAlinney Perpetual cup. The Final ended all square after a tremendous contest and both schools shared the cup. A big word of thanks to Robert Emmets GAA club for providing the facilities and referees. Well done to all the…