This week each classroom held a science experiment showcase for all the other classes based on the theme of water.
Experiments included floating and sinking, optical illusions, the use of a siphon to transport liquid, water travelling through absorption, surface tension, the density of water and
it’s attraction to electricity.
3rd Class did a presentation on water pollution and read out poems they had written on the theme saving our rivers. They demonstrated how water can be cleaned using a filtration system. The finale in the middle classroom was the reaction of substances to create elephant’s toothpaste.
The senior classroom demonstrated the affects of water pollution on the environment and wildlife. They demonstrated an oil spill and it’s clean up. They proved that water may be polluted even though it does not look polluted.
They made a tornado in a bottle, demonstrated refraction and chromatography.
Today every child planted either a potato or an onion in the school garden. These will be harvested when the children return in September.
At the start of the year an Active School Committee was chosen from a very enthusiastic group of students. Our committee is made up of a student from 6th, 5th, 4th (2 students) 3rd and 2nd class. We have weekly meetings where we discuss our aims and goals for the month and we review what has worked well and what we can improve on. We ran a competition at the start of the year where we picked our school slogan from a huge amount of entries. The winners slogan, and now our slogan for the school is……………………….’Hockey, tennis, swimming and more……..Templebreedy is active to the core!’ Our Active Schools board displays a range of these slogans, as well as tips and ideas of how to get healthy and moving throughout our days.
Today the three primary schools in the village came together to celebrate World Day of Prayer.
All classes have been participating in operation transformation 10@10 for the month of February and are loving it! With the weather being so temperamental lately it has been great that they are getting moving indoors as well as outdoors when possible! Below are children in the junior and senior classrooms enjoying some movement and exercise!
green-schools-primary-water-forum-2017-18-1Templebreedy were fortunate enough to be allocated a place on this years Green Schools Water Forum in Cork. There were many activities included in the day including a presentation by Irish Water and many experiments exploring the water theme.