There has been great excitement in Scoil Thomáis as classes from infants to sixth class anticipate the arrival of our mobile Christmas Library! Thank you so much to Ms.Steen and her team of librarians for making DEAR time even more magical!
We love this new addition to our school library - a poem, written by some of our super talented pupils!
Three of our 6th Class pupils set out to prove the importance of regular handwashing in their recent science project! They investigated the difference in bacteria present on unwashed hands, hands that have just been washed with water, and hands that have been washed properly using soap and water. They did this by collecting fingerprints from a number of peers, teachers, and SNAs using agar and petri dishes. Their project outlines their findings as well as their plans to emphasize the importance of handwashing throughout the school with pom-pom germs! The pupils and their peers have been busy making the 'germs' from wool to distribute to classrooms as a visual reminder of the importance of handwashing. We hope you enjoy this outstanding project as much as we did!
Room 8 had so much fun making lava lamps during Science Week. They created their lamps using very simple ingredients -oil, water, food colouring and fizzy tablets! Well done, boys and girls!
The main theme throughout the week was Climate Change and how we can make a real difference with our everyday actions! We carried out walking debates, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of plastic. We even discovered that you can pierce a sandwich bag full of water with a pencil, without spilling a drop! Keeping in line with COP26, we learned about fossil fuels and greenhouse gases, creating our own greenhouse gas models using gummy bears. As well as this we discovered that water is denser than oil and therefore oil always sits on top of water. This was a crucial element of our lava lamp experiment.
Finally we topped off the week by coming 3rd place in RTÉ’s Science Week Quiz: Pick your brain quiz!
Room 23 had an amazing time exploring the great outdoors - they participated in games, bug-hunting, foraging and even made wooden pendants, hammocks and rope swings! Thank you to Ciara Hinksman from 'Heritage in Schools' for a wonderful day!
Congratulations to the winners of our Scoil Thomáis Maths Week poster competition! There was great excitement on Friday as the boys and girls were presented with their prizes by our principal, Ms.Diffley, and Maths Week coordinator Ms.Travers!
Our pupils welcomed the mid-term break in style by dressing up, visiting the spooky courtyard and going on the school walk! Mr.O'Doherty's 2nd Class captured the day very nicely in the video below!
Wishing all of our pupils and their families a happy and safe Halloween break - we look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on the 1st of November!
Mr. Ryan's class took part in the Maths Week mega quiz hosted by mathsweek.ie. They even got a shout out!
Wow! Wonderful work from Room 6- the boys and girls have been enjoying lots of fun activities on the lead up to Halloween!
Room 8 have been having a great time learning all about Autumn and getting ready for Halloween!