Well whoever thought learning was mess-free was wrong. The Middle Room got their hands and almost everything else, quite messy when we learned how to make meteors on the moon. We investigated the the effect rocks have landing on a sticky floury mixture of cornflour and baby oil. The bigger the rock, the bigger the impact and the mess! The moon was studied in great depth and we learned many new and interesting things.
Our school embarked on a nature walk to Curraghchase. From start to finish it was a fantastic day. What better way to learn about seasonal changes in nature than taking a long walk in the ever-popular park Curraghchase. We had a scavenger hunt with the teachers. Buíochas le Dia, bhí an ghrian ag taitneamh>
We discovered our new talents with this amazing music class. All these drums came to our Halla and we each had an opportunity to learn to drum. It was a musical and noisy morning. We hope each child enjoyed it and maybe ask Santa for a new drum next Christmas!
In First and Second Class we love maths. Counting, using 3D shapes, rolling the dice and having fun with numbers is a great way to learn. We love to do station teaching and get through many activities. We learn from each other which is awesome too. Maths is magic!
We welcomed prospective students and parents to our school this February. The boys and girls were a pleasure to meet. They were greeted by their new teachers and heard all about our school. Our school band and Irish dancing students provided top class entertainment. Newly elected TD, Richard O'Donoghue also visited us. Richard is a proud past student of Banogue NS. Looking forward to September. .
Geoff Hunt visited the Junior Room with an exciting scientific tool, a microsope. The children examined daisies through the microscopic lens. We identified the different parts of the flower, particularly the dusty pollen. We drew bright daisies in our copies. What a lovely experience!
Geoff Hunt paid the school an exciting visit this March. The students took a spring walk around the school area to discover, to their surprise, many wildflowers. We learned the names of these wildflowers and their different characteristics. Our creative talents were called upon as we made Wildflower Posters. Our hallways have never looked so colourful!