We had a great week this week celebrating engineer week. Some of us created mazes with Lego and junk art for our hex bugs and the rest of the class had a workshop with Bricks4kidz to create motorised Lego models. We worked really hard and really enjoyed learning how these things work. @PDSTprimSTEM # engineerweek
As part of Engineering Week, Second and Third Class took part in a Lego Workshop today. Each girl was given a Lego kit and instruction manual and set about constructing a swing boat. The girls showed great focus and determination throughout the workshop. The results were fantastic. I think there are some future engineers in […]
Last week was internet safety week. We really learned a lot about how to be safe when using the internet on our iPads, consoles, laptops and phones. I have encourage the girls in fourth class to show parents and guardians the different apps they are using and games they are playing and to talking to […]
Today in the afterschool Scratch Programming class we got to try out our brand new upgraded computers! These computers were funded by a previous PA donation to the school from fundraising. The girls each made their own variations of the game “Pong” …. they were so excited because the new computers are so much faster, […]
We use technology to enhance our learning in many ways!
We were very excited to hear that the new iPads were ready to use and couldn’t wait to get our hands on them. We were partnered up and given the task of creating a project on Mexico that we would later present to the rest of the class. We used the iPads to look up […]
The following video contains very helpful information on the topic of CYBERSAFETY. CYBERSAFETY is about keeping safe when using the internet. This video gives useful advice on how to approach this with your children. It gives practical advice on what we adults can do to keep up with the latest apps and technology that our […]
We have been doing a lot of work on internet safety in our senior classes. Classes have watched this video which reminds the children how important it is to be careful what information they put online. It also emphasises the importance of privacy settings. This weekend might be a good time to have a conversation […]
This week in Irish we have been learning all about the weather. We really love talking, writing and singing in Irish. Today we broadcast the weather forecast live from Room 8. We hope ye enjoy it as much as we did making it. Watch out Teresa Mannion, you have got nothing on these kids!
Senior infants are enjoying playing games on the computer and learning new skills! They also enjoyed building with the sand! We love our new sand and water tray!!