Hedgehog Art

The children in the Junior Room have been exploring clay during Visual Art lessons this month. They had great fun making their own hedgehogs. The next project will be to make tealight holders which the children will design and decorate themselves.

 

Readathon

Embark on an epic adventure this November! The MS Readathon inspires children to read as much as they can, all for an incredible cause. The rules are simple. Read whatever you like, as much as you can, in November. This year’s MS Readathon will be a magical quest, and the adventure kicks off on November 1st and wraps up on November 30th.

Children can register individually. More information from https://www.msreadathon.ie

Pumpkin Soup

We will be busy this week making Pumpkin Soup.

Serves 6
Preparation Time: 15-30 minutes.

Ingredients
750g pumpkin, diced
250 g potatoes, diced
3 medium onions, diced
3 chicken stock cubes, crumbled
840ml water
250 ml thickened cream
Salt
Pepper

Method
1. Place all ingredients, except cream in a large saucepan.
2. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
3. Remove from the heat.
4. Blend with a stick blender until smooth.
5. Add cream and stir through (do not boil after adding cream).
6. Season to taste.

Coding during Maths Week

We had great fun this week decoding messages. To encrypt a message with a Caesar cipher, each letter in the message is changed using a simple rule: shift by three. Each letter is replaced by the letter three letters ahead in the alphabet. A becomes D, B becomes E, and so on.

MICC

Reminder that the deadline for receipt of applications for 1st Year 2021-2022 is next Friday 23rd October. All details can be found here micc.ie/admissions/

Maths Week 2020

Pupils in the senior classes will receive their unique passwords to log into www.mangahigh.com on Monday morning.

A brand new competition leaderboard will appear on their Mangahigh account, and the aim of the game is to score the most points by playing as many activities as possible.  Students earn points towards our school’s total by completing any activity on Mangahigh.  This can consist of assigned tasks set by Ms O Connell, recommendations from our virtual tutor or activities they have selected to do independently.

This is always a very popular activity during Maths Week.