Teacher: Mr. Murray: 2017/2018
5th & 6th: Ms. Curran
Ms Curran’s 5th Class worked in groups to design and construct spooky houses.
Would you like to live in one of their haunted houses??
5th Class S.T.E.A.M Project
By Faris Zunaidi and Prinson Machado
Ms Curran’s 5th Class started their STEAM project this week. STEAM stands for Science Technology Engineering Art and Maths. We are working with Charles Piron, who is an engineer from Belgium.
In our first lesson we learned all about infrastructure. Infrastructure means the facilities and services in a country – including houses, roads, schools, factories and shops.
Our first activity involved building a tall tower from two A4 sheets of paper. It was difficult to balance them so we ha tdo roll or fold the pages.
The second activity saw us using lollipop sticks, foldback clips, blue-tack and pipe cleaners to build a bridge. The bridge had to be at least 30cm long to support the weight of a small bottle of water.
Charles encouraged us to use the engineering design process. We knew the problem so we brainstormed possible solutions in groups. We had to think, sketch and gather materials. Next we built some prototypes and tested them. Finally we got some extra materials, like string, to try to improve our designs.
We had great fun and learned lots of information about engineering. Do you know what Triangulation means? It means the formation of, or division into, triangles.
Teacher: Mr. Murray: 2016/2017
Teacher: Mr. Murray: 2015/2016
Ms. Moynihan’s V & VI 2014/2015
Eason’s Spelling Bee
On Wednesday April 15th, I went with my teacher Miss Moynihan to the Rochestown Park Hotel to represent our school in the Eason’s Spelling Bee competition. There were a number of rounds held in our own school in March. Every boy in fifth and sixth class participated in the first round and then it went to the knockout stage. In the end I was thrilled to be chosen to be our school representative in the Cork County final.
I was quite nervous when I first arrived at the hotel. There were seventy five children competing. We were given a word to spell into a microphone and the adjudicator then said whether it was right or wrong. It was quite nerve-wracking. I did very well but eventually I was knocked out!
It certainly was a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience. I left the Rochestown Park delighted that I had the honour to participate in such an exciting event.