Well done to all the boys and girls (And the two mammies) who braved the wild weather in Ballinrobe for the annual South Mayo Cross Country. We had a great day out and everyone was super good!
The Juniors have been working on growing and changing and have been discussing the things they could do as babies and the things they can do now! They have also been discussing the things they needed help to do as babies and the things that they do now. Last week, they held a baby clinic which would challenge a public health nurse visiting a new baby for the first time as they knew all the right things to do!
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EU code week takes place this year from the 15th to the 23rd of October. We have some very exciting plans for the week! You can check them all out at http://events.codeweek.eu/search/?country_code=IE&past=no
Here is a sneak peek at three of our events titles – to read more about them and to find out about our other two events click on the link above !
On Monday last, two of our pupils, Padraic and Aoibheann who are in 5th class won a pride of Ireland award. We were all watching TV on Sunday night after the match to see them get their prize from their hero rugby international and farm safety ambassador Sean O Brien.
Well done you two and keep up all the great work you are doing promoting farm safety. If you haven’t seen their website yet – you really should check it out www.farmsafety4kids.net
We were busy decorating our school and learning Mayo songs last week – now we get to do it all again for the replay – UP MAYO!
Here we are singing the Cup Song – which has been released by two local Garrymore natives to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis!
This term we are doing alot of work on recount writing. What better way to start than recounting some of our favourite stories! Have a loook at the infants recount Goldilocks
Our Favourite School photo Jumping for joy on sports day: https://theta360.com/s/dUVyke1GzDkH1nUH6m56rTIiu
Our individual Photo Story Challenges:
4th class – Aoibheann and Padraic.
We got the Theta 360 camera from Hassan a few weeks ago. It was really cool to see what a 360 camera looked like – we were not expecting it to be so small and it really looked quite cool and was easy to carry around and bring places. It was ideal size for a handbag (“as tested by Aoibheann and not me” – Padraic) When Hassan came he explained to us how we look at pictures and even how we usually set pictures up is limited to what we can see. He showed us our blind spot and how we cannot fully see everything around us. Then he let us to it.
Our teacher put us all in groups and we were taken out with her seperatly to take secret pics – we were not allowed to discuss our pictures with anyone or even give clues to what we had done! We thought this was great fun and couldnt wait to see everyones pictures!!! When we were waiting for our turn we started to plan our picture. Because there is only 2 of us in 4th class we thought of one in front the camera and one behind it then drawing a circle on a page we realised while that was 360 circle wise the camera was able to take a sphere so we thought of another angle available to us up and down! Well down wasn’t going to be more than the grass really as we have no cool aerial spots in school and if we did the up of the picture would be the sky so we decided to put something into the up part of our picture. SO as big football fans it was football. Padraic was the shot taker and Aoibheann was the goalkeeper and we could then use our photo – and we were allowed to make a video to analyse our shots. It was really cool. On the video especially you could line up angles and time and see if the goalie reaction time was good. It was a pity we got the camera so late in the year, we were just getting great ideas when school was over for the summer. Please Mrs Mangan buy a 360 camera this summer!!
Here is our pic
Click on this link https://theta360.com/s/px010oPH8lSCAGBWsLWcyPn4S
6th Class – Nora and Tiernan
The camera itself is an amazing device – to tell a story , trust us we know from experience. The camera is linked up to a device using modern technology. Wel went to the school garden and told a story in one photograph. The camera let our creative juices flowing and our imaginations go crazy with all the ideas we had.
We loved whole idea and hats off the the maker because it really shows the time it took to make on the camera. I found it boring just waiting for the app to upload (thats thanks to super slow internet speeds in our school not the maker) but after we were flying and it took about 2 mins to know what you were doing. So even if you don’t know that much about technology , it is simple to use.
Here is our photostory: https://theta360.com/s/mKio2ofpp5lfyp1K6…
5th Class – Mikey, Eva and Anna
We had a 360 camera in school for a few days – it was really cool to use. It was a handy size and had its own tripod which was good as the day we were using it for our photo challenge was a windy day and it would have blown over without it. we found it easy to use the camera but hard to get the 360 image at first. We kept thinking as you do when you take a normal photo of just standing on one side of the camera and framing it from there. Once we had taken 2 or 3 photos and gone through them with our teacher she showed us how to think more on using both sides of the camera – it was like having a hoola hoop on the ground and making something happen on all sides. When we finished it we were very happy and we can see how you would use this camera to learn things even like maths and stories in irish and English.
Here is our Photostory: https://theta360.com/s/hzG3UJvvA9tldADLBBHtQmV4S
2nd Class – Cian and Cameron
We had great fun with our turn with the camera. We love that you can see up, down and all around so we thought we would play basketball as that has all those combinations. We hope you like our picture – we would love to make a video of this and use it for sports checking how we do everything when we are playing. I think we could use it for the Mayo footballers and hurlers this year and they might let us get in and meet the team!!
Here is our photo https://theta360.com/s/adNOOUGW3boHqOYPgUl6iRiOe
Have a look at our Learnstorm 2016 Journey
Mrs McGing got a parcel in the post the other day. The parcel had alot of careful and fragile stickers on it – it also said open immediatly!!! We all examined the envelope for clues….a butterfly sticker….hmmm what could it be!!!!
On careful examination and opening, we found a jar with 5 caterpillars – teeny tiny caterpillars. Mrs McGing explained to us that the caterpillars and their built in food would feed on the food at the bottom of the jar, grow then form cocoons and eventually turn into butterflies – we can’t wait to see the life cycle before our own eyes!