The middle class took inspiration from the infant room's spring crafts for their art lesson this week. These new spring chicks are "peckish" and are looking for food. The children have brought their chicks home, in the hope that they will be well fed!
A Christmas Carol - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Classes
Today's Science lesson was an investigation into how air moves when heated and cooled. We started the lesson by making snake spirals. We drew a spiral and decorated it with snake patterns. We cut out the snakes and attached string. We discovered that when we held our snakes over the radiator, the snakes began to… Continue reading Snake Spiral #scienceweek
We had a fabulous day at the National Museum of Country life today. We spent most of our time learning about and examining ordinary objects made by people using the materials that they had to hand at the time; mostly straw, willow (sally) and heather. All sorts of household, farming and fishing items were made… Continue reading Visit to National Museum of Country Life
Day three of Science Week 2015 in Craggagh NS involved magnets and dancing paperclips! Today we tested the strength of magnets. We investigated how magnetic pull worked over varying distances. We used squared paper to help measure the distance of the magnet's pull. To make a fair test, each group used the same type of… Continue reading Mid-week Magnetism #scienceweek
FAI Schools Futsal for 3rd/4th Class The boys of 3rd and 4th classes will participate in the local Futsal competition to be held in Breaffy House Sports Centre on November 24th. Our boys have been drawn in Group A which will see them pitted against Breaffy NS, St Pats NS (Castlebar) and Snugboro NS. The top team… Continue reading 3rd and 4th Class boys to compete in FAI Schools Futsal competition
Today we were practicing the science of forensics in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Fingerprint ananysis is probably the most well known form of forensic science. We studied our fingerprints in todays science lesson. We discovered that there are three main types of print patterns; arches, whorls and loops. We took samples of our finger prints… Continue reading CSI Craggagh #scienceweek
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated in The Church Of The Holy Family, Kiltimagh on May 7th, 2016 at 12pm. No dates as yet for Remember Me Together Masses or Sacrament of Penance. View our school calendar here
To kick of science week in the middle classroom, we investigated what makes objects sink or float. We discovered that an unpeeled orange floats in water. We thought that this was because there is air between the skin and the flesh. We decided to peel the orange to test our theory and see if it… Continue reading Science Week 2015: Monday
FAO parents of children in 3rd - 6th clases Two trips have been organised for the children of 3rd to 6th classes for next week. On Tuesday (Nov 10), we will attend a performance of “Hairspray” by the TY students in St Louis Community School in the Town Hall Theatre. The bus will depart the… Continue reading St Louis Musical and Fighting Words Writers’ Workshops – Field Trips for 3rd – 6th Classes
We decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather yesterday by going on a nature walk. We brought identification cards for leaves and twigs to help us figure out what types of trees we have in our local area. We found ash, hawthorn, sycamore and elder trees as well as lots of ivy and bramble… Continue reading Autumn Nature Walk
We were learning all about Ancient Eygpt in our class last month. We researched Egyptian Pharoahs, pyramids, hieroglyphs and mummies! We used hieroglyphs to make a cartouche of our names.