Congratulations to both Mr. Dodd’s & Ms. Murray’s 6th Classes St. Brigid’s NS. They won 1st PRIZE for primary schools in an ALL-ISLAND SCHOOLS HISTORY COMPETITION for primary and secondary school. This was in the Women’s History section. The ‘Decade of Centenaries’ competition is sponsored by the Department of Education, Mercier Press & UCC’s School of History ,and supported by the ‘History Ireland’ magazine.
Parent, Conall Finn gave a presentation on “Bridge Building” to the two 6th classes on Wednesday 14th March to celebrate Engineers Week. The children worked in small groups constructing bridges using different materials. They had lots of fun on the day and some expressed an interest in pursuing a career in engineering in the future.
Well done to the sixth class pupils that participated in the La Touche Legacy’s Annual Festival of History at the end of September 2017.
Mr. Dodd’s class performed a drama on three women who lived through the War of Independence and who had connections with Greystones: Grace Gifford, Kitty Kiernan and Sinéad De Valera. You can get a taste of their wonderful performance HERE
Ms. Murray’s class did excellent project work on these women. You can learn more about these three brave women HERE
School Year 2016-17
Here is a slideshow of Mr.Dodd’s 6th class play.
King Lear – by 6th Class, Room 9
Ms Ní Chárthaigh’s 5th Class did some fascinating science experiments with the help of Áine’s mum and some of her students. Thank you to our visitors for a truly educational experience. Daniel M. and Andrew H. wrote about it.
On the 16th of June Celine Marmion and her team came to St. Brigid’s N.S 5th class. To start off, they talked to us about matter and dry ice. Then every pair of students got a glove and a balloon. We inserted dry ice into that which changed from a solid form to a gas which inflated the balloon and glove. We then put them to the side and let them enlarge.
The second experiment was about solid dry ice turning into gas in when it met fairy liquid and water. The result was the dry ice turning into gas which created bubbles that overflowed the tube.
The third experiment was about making our own lava lamps, we started by getting a small tube and filling it with oil, water, citric acid, bicarbonate soda and coloured dye. We let it rest until the oil and water separated making oil bubbles rise and then descend making the lava lamp effect.
At the end we looked at how big the gloves and balloons were from the CO2 (dry ice)
Click on THIS LINK to see what happened when Ms Ní Chárthaigh’s 5th Class decorated polystyrene cups and these cups were dropped down to the bottom of the ocean. What do you think would happen? Click on the link and see!
Colourful and creative Easter bonnets from 5th Class
We always knew there were ‘bright sparks’ in Ms Ní Chárthaigh’s 5th Class, Room 12. Here is the proof! An Animoto slideshow
and some photos on Photopeach also
Beautiful Trees from Ms. Heneghan’s 6th Class
Pictures inspired by Van Gogh – Mrs. Caffrey’s 5th Class, Room 11
Grecian Vases in 2D and 3D from 5th Class
History: Continuity and Change from Ms Ní Chárthaigh’s 5th Class, Room 12
Nativity Scenes in Silhouette from Mr.Dodd’s 6th Class, Room 9
Natural Collages from Ms Ní Chárthaigh’s 5th Class, Room 12
‘To the Point’ – Designs from Ms.Heneghan’s 6th Class R10
‘An Emigrant’s Suitcase’ by Ms Ní Chárthaigh’s 5th Class, Room 12
Self Portraits from 6th Class Room 9
Space Projects from Mrs.Caffrey’s 5th Class
‘Autumn Leaf Prints’ from Ms Ní Chárthaigh’s 5th Class, Room 12
School Year 2015-16
Riverdance and the Three Stages of a River
An innovative arts lesson from Mr. Dodd; the integration of music and art.
The Tragedy of Hamlet – from Mr. Dodd’s 6th Class Room 9
Mrs. Caffrey’s 6th Class – Pencil Portraits
Christmas is here!!
The boys and girls in Ms. Dunne’s 1st class and Ms. Walle’s 5th class have been very busy this week. They really enjoyed making their gingerbread houses. Take a look at their houses here.
Top Lobby Art
Click HERE to see the Mr. Dodd’s 6th class blog. It is a
window on all the work Room 9 do.
Mr. Dodd and Ms. Caffrey’s 6th classes went to Glendalough on Friday 10th October. They had fabulous weather for their walk. Here is a slideshow of photos from the day.
Some of the boys and girls from 5th and 6th class go to art classes with Ms. Dunne. They have produced some excellent pieces of work so far. Here are a few fabulous hairstyles that they created using buttons. Keep an eye out for some more of their artwork soon.