Coding with Photon

The children in 1st and 2nd class had a wonderful time learning with the Photon robot. The Photon is an interactive educational robot that introduces children to the world of new technologies through experiences and experiments. The Photon robot helps children to develop their creativity and logical thinking and teaches them basic programming.

Maths Artwork

Using art is a great way to support learning in many different subjects. It can also help children to be more creative. Most children learn best through playing or creating. This week during Maths Week the children in the Senior Room brought an artistic twist to their maths activities.

Maths Week

Maths Week is held on the 13th – 21st October in Ireland to encourage and enhance a positive attitude towards learning maths. The children in the Junior Room really enjoyed the many fun maths activities during Maths Week.

Scratch Programming

The children in 1st and 2nd had great fun designing and programming a car racing game using Scratch. Even though the progamming was more or less the same for each game they were all unique due to the track and car design. To make things a bit trickier they decided to add “speed boosts” at different points on their tracks. They really enjoyed trying out the different tracks they had each designed.

3D Printing Sustainability Challenge

We are delighted to announce that Togher N.S. has won the Best Design Category in a nationwide 3D Printing Sustainability Challenge.  The judging panel was from I-Form  based in U.C.D. and Stryker.   The school has won a €1000 voucher and children will be presented with individual vouchers in the near future.   Our entry will now go forward to represent Ireland in the European Showcase. 3D Printing and CAD have been a wonderful addition to the school and has allowed Togher N.S. to further extend the technical and artistic skills that our pupils will need in the future.  We hope you enjoy our winning video.

Beebots

The children in Miss Daly’s room really enjoy working with Beebots. These friendly little robots are a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation and problem-solving. As a “Hands On – Minds On” school these robots allow our children to experience hand’s on maths in the most enjoyable way.