We´ve just had a great week of fun learning activities as part of Maths week (an all-island celebration of all things Mathematical!). Maths trails, Maths puzzles competition (Monday is the closing date for entries) and an online blitz of mangahigh.com were the highlights. Check out some photos here.
We also embarked on a road safety campaign for the past few weeks – where
we had poster competitions and talks by our traffic wardens about being safe
on the footpath and crossing the road. Other areas such as bike and scooter
safety were covered too and some of the younger classes received high-vis
vests, high-vis arm bands, stickers, pencils and rulers.
Our 1st class pupils focussed on the Seatbelt Sherriff’s message which is to
buckle up in any vehicle they are travelling in. Our 2nd class pupils
created posters – their glow in the dark posters were very effective and
remind everyone to be bright day and night when out walking, or cycling.
Our 3rd class pupils created a dance and made a simple video for our
younger pupils to teach them ‘The Safe Cross Code’. Bn Ui Loingsigh’s class
also enjoyed dancing to the older version of ‘The Safe Cross Code’ that some
mammys, daddys and grandparents may remember!
Check out our gallery of safety posters here!
A Routine Fire Safety Check should only take a couple of minutes but it
could mean the difference between Life and Death.
Our boys raised awareness about Fire Safety in school through talks,
projects and poster competitions.
Even our infants got in on the action and during Aistear learning time where
they headed on a fire mission to highlight all the fire equipment in the
school. Check out our gallery of Fire Safety posters here!
Well done to all the boys from 4th class who presented their projects on “My Local Hero” at Faughs Community Schools Night last week. St. Joseph´s past-pupil Danny O’Reilly of the Coronas presented the prizes. Winners were Conor, Tommy and Issac. More Photos here.
A great effort by the Joeys boys over two days in Santry after some last minute coaching with Melina. Louis (60m h) and Tom (600m) both took bronze medals with Gareth taking silver also in the 600m to follow up his gold in the recent South Dublin cross country champions race. Best result was from Alex who threw a great 10.77m to win the shot put. You can see a clip of Louis´ heat victory on RTE here at 2.05. In the relays, the Under 10s just missed a medal after two great runs but the three older teams all bagged silver medals after some close contests and slick baton changing. Our thanks to Fergus and William of Sherry Fitzgerald Lettings who have generously sponsored new kit for our athletes. Photos here Videos
We decided to do a project on Sugar content in food that we like to eat and drink sometimes on a daily basis and then sometimes as a treat on a Friday.
We recorded that some drinks that you think are healthy may not what you think (mountain dew). Most people were surprised at how much and little sugar were in the different drinks.
We found out that McDonalds’ Happy Meal has 32g of sugar and even more salt and fats. An 800ml bottle of Heinz’ Ketchup has 160g of sugar. We also found out that too much sugar could rot your teeth.
The best drink for us was of course water and the worst drink was mountain dew. The best food for us is blackberry/raspberries. The best bread for us was brown bread and the worst type of bread was the bagel. The best bar for us was Nature Valley bar with still a lot of sugar with 47g of sugar. The worst was the Crunchie with 65g per 100g.
All of us visited every single class presenting all of our projects. Every class was amazed to know how much sugar they actually eat on a daily basis
These are a few photos of our project and trips to classes.
We celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID 2018) on Tuesday 6th February.
We had some fun activities such as Super Selfie, MySelfie and the wider world, the Granny Rule, and making posters to help promote safer internet for all of us.
We also worked on an online code and debated issues such as ‘cyber bullying’. We all received a SID2018 wristband which reminds us that it UP2US to keep safe online.
Check out webwise.ie
Last week we had many activities for ‘Irish Road Safety Week’ where the pupils learned about road safety and about wearing hi-vis clothing, bag covers and vests to and from school.
We focussed on:
· The Safe Cross Code
· Be safe, be seen
· Wearing seatbelts
· Cycle safety
· Car safety
· Pedestrian safety
Check out http://www.rsa.ie/en/RSA/Road-Safety/Road-safety-for-kids/
The following website is more suitable for pupils up to second class http://www.seatbeltsheriff.ie/index.html
Fun stuff sections, quizzes and teacher packs are also available there.
Congratulations to our lucky winners of our Road Safety Poster Awareness Campaign!
Report by Emilis and Jamie (5th Class)
We had a cookery demonstration from a chef who works at “The Lovely Food Company”. He taught us how to make smoothies and he made us some pancakes (with raspberry jam, white chocolate and marshmallows. He used pure orange juice, yoghurt, berries and honey instead of sugar. For the pancakes, he used eggs, flour, and a tiny bit of sugar. Then he told us about that cola is bad for your teeth, but it is very nice and ok to drink it sometimes, but not always.
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