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May 2020 – Ballinadee National School

Archive for Month: May

2nd Class Seesaw part 5

In maths this week 2nd have been working on ‘Weight’. Many 1 kg, 500g and 250 g packets have been handled this week and weighing scales have been put to good use. Second class have been busy on Seesaw this week. They practised finding verbs through using emojis. On...

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4th and 5th Class Flying It part 3

4th and 5th have been keeping themselves busy over the past week. As many of us are baking a lot there are plenty of egg cartons around so we decided to get creative. Here are some of our amazing pieces of art work. So we hope soon we will...

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Sixth Class Sign In part 3

6thClass STEM Project; Sixth class were given a design brief to draw, construct and decorate a school building with 7 classrooms. We had to test the stability of the structure and ensure it met all criteria of the design brief. We also considered how it would be possible to...

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Second Class Seesaw part 4

This week 2ndclass have been working on ‘Capacity’ in maths. They have been busily measuring out litres, ½ litres and ¼ litres. Much searching was done in kitchens and bathrooms for containers that held 1litre and 500 ml. In SESE children studied the theme of water and looked at...

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Sixth class wanted to acknowledge the work of workers on the front line. We are all playing our part but these people put themselves out there every day and we felt it appropriate to thank a small number of them. We wrote letters to thank them and inspire them...

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First Class Blast Off

First class have been busy making collages and constructing buildings as part of the creative cluster project. The have also been making rockets as part of the space theme they were working on. We think they are out of this world.

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2nd Class Seesaw part 3

Second class have been learning about 3D shapes this week (the cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone and sphere). On Seesaw children sorted shapes into different categories and recorded their explanation as to why they sorted them the way they did. They went on a 3D shape hunt at home and...

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2nd Class Seesaw part 2

In this the final week of spring 2nd class typed a spring acrostic using a template on Seesaw, the learning application. They also wrote short letters to grandparents or friends they haven’t seen in a while due to the lockdown. Lists of maths questions were also compiled based on...

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Irish Times Competition

A Celebration of Lighthouses and Stories for Cruinniú na nÓg Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland are inviting 7-12 year-olds to become Young Storykeepers. All they have to do is to create a story inspired by lighthouses. The unique story can take any form – poetry, prose, or...

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4th and 5th Flying It Part 2

Fourth and fifth may be at home but that doesn’t mean we cannot imagine being elsewhere. This week our theme was all about travel and exercise. Just look at how busy we were this week doing the Active Home Week challenges. There is no doubt that we got at...

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