November was a busy month in the school. Science Week took place from November 12th – 19th and pupils from all classes engaged in experiments across all strands of the Science curriculum.
5th and 6th class have been busy preparing for the Primary Science Fair which will take place in the RDS in January. Once again we feel proud and honoured to have been selected from hundreds of schools to participate in this prestigious national event. Well done to Ms Radford and her class for their investigations into school bag weight. More news on their findings will follow.
Our ‘Artist of the Month’ activities also took on a scientific theme – Inventions. Well done to all pupils for putting on your creative and scientific thinking caps and for coming up with some wonderful inventions.
In non-science news:
3rd and 4th class continued with their Cycle Safety training. This very enjoyable and important aspect of PE takes place for 3rd and 4th class every two years with the aid of funding from Kildare County Council.
On Friday 25th our school Chess Club participated in the first round of the Kildare Education Centre Chess League. We were delighted to host a fixture against St David’s NS, Naas. The score was 2.5-1.5 to St David’s, but more importantly than that, the 30 pupils from both schools had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon playing chess. They met children from another school who shared their enthusiasm for the Game of Kings. We look forward to our next fixture in the New Year.
On November 28th the teachers attended training in Kildare Education Centre for the new Primary Language curriculum. Implementation of this curriculum will take place on a phased basis, beginning with the implementation of the oral language strand in the Infants and 1st and 2nd classes.