Scavenger Hunt

The children in Miss M. Daly’s room enjoyed a scavenger hunt in the school grounds last week. A scavenger hunt is a great fun activity that allows children to get outside, get active and develop an appreciation of nature.

The Science of Lift

The children in 3rd and 4th class have been learning about The Wright Brothers and the first powered and sustained heavier than air flight in 1903. The children discovered that the brothers completed many experiments with different wing shapes and that they used a wind tunnel to study the effectiveness of these wing shapes.

As a science experiment the children have tested different wing shapes to discover which wing shape creates the greatest lift. After a number of failed efforts our latest wing shape was ready for testing in our wind tunnel (a piece of string and an old hairdryer) The children were delighted to finally see wing lift in action.

 

 

 

Daily Mile

This term we are participating in the Daily Mile.  The Daily Mile is a social activity wherein children run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes every day during school hours with their classmates. Everyone has fun taking part – it is not P.E. nor is it competitive – while building relationships, confidence and resilience.

School Garden

The senior class were busy in the school garden planting seedlings, weeding, composting and giving the garden a general clean up.

Infants planted wildflowers, cauliflower and broccoli. Seniors planted a mixture of herbs and vegetables. We look forward to seeing them grow over the next few months.

Internet Safety

National Parents Council Primary are running free online interactive workshops on Internet Safety all next week.

This programme will give you practical information and supports to help you as a parent in this vital role. It will help you better understand that your parenting skills are key to keeping your child safe and it will also look at some of the evidence about what children in Ireland are spending their time doing online and will also examine some of the risks and benefits for children online.

The sessions are taking place online via Zoom at 10am on Monday to Friday, and 8pm on Monday to Thursday next week, starting Monday the 19th.

Just click on the link below to register.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/internet-Safety-Registration-April-2021

Each session will have limited numbers for discussion and questions, and places will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Internet Safety

National Parents Council Primary are running free online interactive workshops on Internet Safety all next week.

This programme will give you practical information and supports to help you as a parent in this vital role. It will help you better understand that your parenting skills are key to keeping your child safe and it will also look at some of the evidence about what children in Ireland are spending their time doing online and will also examine some of the risks and benefits for children online.

The sessions are taking place online via Zoom at 10am on Monday to Friday, and 8pm on Monday to Thursday next week, starting Monday the 19th.

Just click on the link below to register.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/internet-Safety-Registration-April-2021

Each session will have limited numbers for discussion and questions, and places will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny was very busy at Togher N.S. on the day of the Easter holidays.  He dropped Easter eggs in the playground for all the children.  They had great fun searching and they were truly delighted when they found the Easter Bunny’s presents.

We are sad to say he didn’t leave anything for the teachers.  Perhaps next year the teachers will get a treat from him. 

I hope the Easter Bunny reads this blog.

Easter Zoom Camp

Participants of the SCP Easter Camp took home ingredients to make Rocky Roads. There are some amazing activities planned. They are certainly looking forward to the Easter Camp via Zoom this year.