Lego Workshop

 

To celebrate Maths Week, second class enjoyed an amazing Lego workshop with Brickz for Kidz. We created clock towers.  We all really enjoyed it!

2018 Visit of the Sam Maguire and Brendan Martin Cups

There was great excitement in Scoil Thomáis today when All Ireland Senior Football Champion Ciarán Kilkenny visited with the Sam Maguire cup. We were also lucky enough to be visited by a member of the All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Champion team and the Brendan Martin cup too! Pupils from Junior Infants and Senior Infants formed a guard of honour welcoming our special guests to the school. When Ciarán and the Sam Maguire arrived to the hall, there was a great reception from pupils and staff. Some pupils from 6th Class got the chance to ask Ciarán some questions like "Have you any advice for younger players?" and "Who is the hardest player you've ever marked?". Everyone sung "Sam is Coming Home" while Ciarán Kilkenny walked around the pupils with the Sam Maguire. 

Thank you to the organisers of the visit - we hope to see Sam back again next year after the 5-in-a-row win!

 

Amhrán i Seomra 21

Bhíomar ag cleachtadh amhrán i Seomra 21. Bain taitneamh as!

We have been practicing a song as Gaeilge in Room 21 as part of “RTÉ 2fm’s Ceol 2018”. We chose to sing Bear Claws by The Academic.

We hope you enjoy!

Maths Week in Scoil Thomáis

Pupils in all classes were involved in various extra Maths activities during the week to promote awareness and appreciation of mathematics in our world. These included Estimation and Puzzle Design competitions, Maths Trails, daily Problem Solving/Puzzle Time, IZAK 9, and the online maths website Mangahigh. Pupils from 2nd class also enjoyed participating in the curriculum-based Bricks4kidz Lego and Technic workshops. There were lots of maths posters and maths puzzles dotted around the school for pupils to challenge their numeracy skills. Well done to all the pupils who took part in the ‘Estimation’ and Puzzle Design Competitions. Results will be announced after Halloween.

Thanks to teacher Ms Deirdre Travers who organised Maths Week activities

 

Data Collection in Room 20

This week in Room 20 we started to learn about ‘Data’. We carried out surveys in the other 4th classes. The surveys were based on ‘Favourite Food’, ‘Favourite Countries’, ‘Favourite Video Games’, ‘Favourite Sports’, ‘Favourite Celebrations’ and ‘Favourite Breeds of Dogs’. We used tally sheets to collect our data. We then presented the data in bar charts and pie charts. We also learned about pictograms and bar line graphs in class. We had lots of fun completing these activities.

Read more: Data Collection in Room 20

Fighting Words in Room 22

On Tuesday 9th October, the children from 4th class, room 22 went on a writing workshop. The children had a fantastic morning creating and then writing their own stories which were printed in book form. The whole class created a story called,’ The Messed Up Match’, in which Joey the toilet wanted to become a professional football player. The story are now displayed in room 22 for all to read!

Read more: Fighting Words in Room 22

Sock Puppets in Room 27!

Just for fun, Ms. Moran’s second class made sock puppets last Friday. We had amazing puppets such as people, snakes, cats, penguins and even monsters!! Well done everyone!

Pumpkins in Room 3!

We had a wonderful time carving these Autumn pumpkins in Room 3! First we used cubes to measure how tall our pumpkins were, then we wrote numbers on our pumpkins and played maths games using the terms ‘before’, ‘after’ and ‘in-between’. We then drew faces on our pumpkins using 2d shapes. Finally, we filled zip-lock bags with the insides of the pumpkins and practiced writing our numbers in the gooey pulp and seeds!

 

Wellness on Wheels

Wellness On Wheels has been developed by the library team and is designed to help maintain children’s well-being. The trolley is filled with books that cover topics from abuse to losing your favourite toy, from body image to having an unwell parent. “Well-Being In Primary Schools”, published by the Department Of Education And Skills states that “mental health should permeate all aspects of school life and learning” and that “schools should put systems in place to promote mental health and well-being”. The trolley will visit each class about once a month. By using this trolley, we are actively developing a caring culture and climate where a sense of belonging and connectedness is fostered. We are supporting our pupils to experience a wide variety of life experiences in a creative, safe and fun atmosphere. We are hoping to expose our pupils to, and encouraging our pupils to accept, the rich diversity and variety of values in our school!

Thank you to Mr Kelly's 5th Class for allowing us to photograph them as they enjoyed Wellness on Wheels.

 

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