November is always a busy month in our school, with the Feast of the Presentation to look forward to (21st Nov), Science Week and now this year, Heritage in Schools lessons.
We have engaged in the Heritage in Schools scheme for the past number of years, with experts in history, or nature or science coming to our school to visit classes.
This year, we cannot have visitors come into our school building, but we managed to have lessons with history experts, Dig it Kids in a virtual way!
From First to Sixth class, pupils learned about the Norman invasion to Ireland, and engaged in art and craft activities linked with this period in history.
1st - 4th class made shields, and learned about the symbols and colours that knights used on these. 5th and 6th class learned about Kilkenny Castle and then proceeded to make a model of the famous castle, built by William Marshall. The girls are building on this model and we will post photos soon.
Check out the work of 1st and 2nd class here:
3rd and 4th class made shields as well:
Science Week is great fun every year. Classes from Junior Infants had fun with experiments, taking part in online activities and even interviewing a local award- winning technological expert (a past pupil, too). Here are some photos of the experiments conducted in Junior classes: