STEM Challenges

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

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Viking Art Work

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!

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Vicious Vikings

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  

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Edvard Munch

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!

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