Salt Dough creations!!
Well done Rang a Sé on these beautiful salt dough creations and thank you to all the Mams and Dads who helped out too! As part of our work on procedural writing, the children followed a procedure to first of all make salt dough, then mould it into a character or item, and finally cook it in the oven to harden it. We will be finishing off the painting in school to add some more colour.
We celebrated Engineer's Week early this year and we were very lucky to have a visit from Ciarán, who is a civil engineer in DKIT. We learned all about some of the amazing bridges that have been designed by engineer's throughout the world. Ciarán demonstrated to us how a triangle is a much stronger shape than a square. With that in mind, we got to work designing and building a bridge using knex. Once the bridges were finished, we tested which bridge was the strongest by hanging weights on and seeing which could take the heaviest load. We definitely have some engineers in the making in Rang a Sé!
Lá Fhéile Bríde
On St. Brigid's Day, we followed in the footsteps of generations of Irish people and made traditional St. Brigid's Day crosses from rushes. Brigid used a cross made from rushes to teach a dying Pagan chieftain about the life of Jesus. The cross is made by interlocking rushes, which are folded in half, one rush at a time over the previous one. It sounds complicated but once the boys and girls got started, it wasn't long before we had some beautiful crosses to hang up around the school. Well done!
Crazy Hair Day!!
Crazy hair day in 6th class was a very elaborate affair. From spider webs to pumpkins to the contents of your pencil case, we had all sorts of bric-a-brac being sported as hair accessories!
6th class assembly
During the month of September, 6th class learned all about the county, people and History of Limerick. The lead singer of The Cranberries, Dolores O' Riordan, came from Limerick. We performed her song 'Dreams' at the September assembly. We also sang 'Shotgun' as Gaeilge and we hope to learn more Irish pop-songs throughout the year.