Our JEP team for 2017 is Mikey, Eva, Anna, Padraic, Aoibheann, Cameron and Cian. This year our product is Code Hero Scratch Cards, cards that will teach you how to do computer programming using Scratch. Thank you to everyone who came to our showcase day and to the many people who have wished us well and made orders online!
Happy Mother Day to all our Mothers!
Our 5th and 6th class were invited to demonstrate farm safety at the recent Mayo CO Co multi organisational road safety event in Breaffy Arena in Castlebar. Aoibheann and Padraic creators of www.farmsafety4kids.net were interviewed on the Tommy Marron Show in the roadcaster on the day. The children were a credit to the school at the event and spoke to lots of transition years and teachers at the event! We would also like to thank Noel Gibbons and those who organise the event – very well done guys! We were thrilled to scones and hot chocolate in Healy Macs after the event!
Aoibheann in rang 5 went to give workshop at the Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam in Belfast at the wkend. Well done Aoibheann!
Last Wednesday we held our open night! Thank you to all the children and parents who came along and well done to the pupils the work you showcased on the night was tremendous and you represented our school with great pride. Maith sibh! Enrolment forms are still available in the school office or online under the parents link.
On Friday the juniors told us the story they were working on this week – it was called Rainbow Fish. To review their work, we set up three story telling stations with their buddies, we also had a rest table where we had a lego treat and everyone got 15 minutes at each station. When the 15 minutes were up we all rotated tables and finished the work started by the previous team. We had a table doing pixel art rainbow fish, a table telling the story in scratch and a table working on a stop motion of the story. Have a look at the video of the stop motion below!
Last week we built our first Lego Drone – a big thank you to Cian who brought in his Christmas Present for us all to test out! We build a quadcopter – (there are 3 options a Quadcopter, hexcopter and octocopter) We had alot of fun building it though all the steps had to be double and triple checked to make sure we were doing them right! When we had it built, we took it for a test drive – next time we must fly it outside as its very fast and on both ocassions we flew it, we managed to crash it!
This year we had lots of entries in the National Scratch Competition.
Here are some of our entries:
Cians Star Wars Quiz
Annas Dodge the Dogs
Mikeys Pandas 12
Aoibheanns Tin Whistle Tutor
On the Farm By Padraic
more to follow …..
This year we are learning about clinical trials – how they work and what they involve. As part of our learning we are taking part in the START competition which has given us great resources to follow setting up our trial – now we can’t tell you what it involves until we reach our conclusions but we have registered our question and will be sending out consent forms to our “guinea pigs” ahem… test subjects soon!