Five Grandparents came into 4th, 5th and 6th class.
The Grandparents told us about when they were young and in school. This linked with us learning about the 1960's in history.
We found out lots of information:
-Grandparents walked/cycled to school.
-Not all could afford to have a uniform.
-They couldn’t afford a television but some had a radio.
-Nuns taught the Grandparents. Nuns were way more strict then nowadays.
-They had less subjects than us.
-They had less exciting times at Christmas.
-They did Latin in Primary school and we don’t.
If they were lucky, they would get sweets but very rarely.
We much prefer school now than when our grandparents were younger!!!!
By Mattie, Cillian and Aishling.
Scór na bPáistí was on the 13th and 21st of January in Lisgoold. There were 5 girls and 1 boy.
There was a group dance called the Fairy reel. There was also a solo dance called the Fairy reel as well. We got through to the semi-final but sadly we did not get to go to the final. We were only 1 point short to getting through. We wore black leotards with a white and green patterns on the neck and a plain black flowy skirt. Our shoes were black with tight laces that went up your leg and in our hair we had a green ribbon rapped around our bun. Our boy wore a green bow on his black t-shirt. The competition was very hard but our teachers said we were amazing! :)
By Ella, Anna and Ewan.
WHITEGATE N.S. GOT 5 NEW COMPUTERS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
KAREN COLEMAN KINDLY DONATED THEM TO THE SCHOOL AND WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THEM.
WE LEARNED HOW TO DESIGN WORDS WHEN WE'RE TYPING ON A WORD DOCUMENT.
WE ARE ABLE TO LOOK UP LOADS OF DIFFERENT INFORMATION ABOUT A COUNTRY, FAMOUS PEOPLE AND LOADS MORE!!
WE’RE NOW TYPING PARAGRAPHS TO PUT UP ON OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE.
NEXT WE WILL LEARN HOW TO USE POWERPOINT.
By BRIANNA & FAYE
Each pupil in 4th, 5th and 6th class were given a European country to study.
Our countries were Denmark, Slovenia and Luxemburg.
When we finished the projects, we got into groups to teach other children in our class about what we found out.
Each child did this project at home and found out loads of facts about their countries.
We found out about the population, rivers, food and mountains.
We drew their flag and pointed to it on a map.
We learned about all the countries that are landlocked or not.
We had lots of fun doing these projects and learned loads.
The principal, all the teachers and staff were very impressed by the work we had done!!!
By Kieran, Liadán & Senan
In January we made the Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. We used pastels on the picture and they're all unique. We started by sketching it with a pencil, and then coloured the tree/hill/tower with black pastels. Then, we started to colour the stars with lots of different shades of yellow. Next we coloured the wind with blue, green and yellow. After that we coloured the sky blue, the hills green and did some little details in the picture. They all looked very like the original one that Van Gogh did. We all had lots of fun making them and we suggest trying one yourself. By Isla, Emerson & Fionn
The children in 4th, 5th and 6th class tried their hands in making parachutes out of string, mala (clay) and different types of materials including paper, newspaper and plastic. The objective of this was to make parachute out of these materials and to see which material was best. The children were split into groups of three and brainstormed about how to make this project a reality. When the groups decided how they would build their parachutes, they then needed to test out their parachutes together and see which material was the overall best. When time was up Ms Carey got us to drop our parachutes at the same time. The result of the project was this: the plastic parachutes took longer to fall, while the paper fell almost straight away. Overall, we had great fun in making and testing out our parachutes. We learned about gravity, air resistance, teamwork and making things together.
By Kate, Ciara & Jason.