Ready Set Go Maths – Senior Infants

Senior Infants are really enjoying our Ready Set Go Maths lessons which is truly up and running now. We are so thankful to our volunteer parents who are helping us – we really can’t do RSG Maths without them. Thank you! .

Our Senses – Senior Infants

Senior Infants have been learning all about our senses. As an introduction to the topic, we were taken to the Parents’ Room where we made some popcorn in the microwave! In making the popcorn we had to think about What can we see? We saw the popcorn twirling around in the microwave. What can we […]

First Class Magnetism

First Class had lots of fun exploring and investigating with magnets! First we brainstormed “forces”. Magnets are a type of force. We had lots of different styles of magnets to explore with, including bar, donut, horseshoe, wand and disc magnets. Each group was given a box of items (pegs, toy cars, blocks, 5c coins, 10c […]

1st Class (Ms. Phelan) Let there be Light!!

We had a wonderful day at the Ravenswell Science Fair! We set up our table with our experiments and created a backdrop with all of our Scientific Method material. We broke our class up into 3 different presenting groups so everyone got a chance to present our Light experiments on the day. We’ve been working […]

1st Class (Ms. Phelan) Light Bending Refraction!

Today we had good fun still working on our Science Fair entry exploring Light. Question: So we already proved that light travels in a straight line. But does it ever bend? Prediction: We really don’t know! Materials: Tall glass Straws Water Procedure: Fill a tall glass with water. Check that the straw is straight. It […]

1st Class (Ms. Phelan) Science Fair Experiment

First class were very excited to get working on our entry for this years Ravenswell Science Fair. Each class has been assigned a different strand and unit of the Science Curriculum to ensure we’re not all covering the same areas.  Our class got “Energy and Forces: Light”  💡 and we’re absolutely delighted!! (Great topic!!😀) We started […]

1st Class Science – Cleaning Coins!

First Class completed their first science experiment following the steps of the Scientific Method. Scientific Method: Question Prediction Resources /Materials/ Equipment Steps / Method Results / Data Conclusion / Summary The question we wanted to explore was “What cleans old coins the best?” We had a selection of liquids to experiment with: water, washing up […]

1st Class Aistear – The Dentist

Welcome back to school!  We can’t believe how quickly the summer holidays went but we’re super happy to be back too! We have a very happy First Class year group as they get to continue to do Aistear this year. For the month of September our focus is on the dentist. We’ve done lots of […]

5th Whole School Science Survey: The Results Are In!

So after writing our questions, creating a Google Forms survey and helping with surveying all younger classes of the school, Ms. Phelan’s 5th Class now have the results of our “Whole School Science Survey.” You can see the results on display at our Science Fair on Friday 29th March in the school hall! We are […]

5th Science Fair Experiment: Session 3 Test

For our final Vacuum Cleaner session, with our circuit built we finally could add the bottle (housing) and net (dust bag) and test our creations out. Check out this short video of one of our Vacuum cleaners in operation. When our circuit is wired properly and our fan spins in one direction it will suck […]