Shark Week

The children in 3rd and 4th classes have enjoyed discovering the sharks that live in or visit Irish waters. They were delighted to learn about The Blue shark, The Porbeagle shark, The Basking shark, The Common Thresher shark and a new visitor to our shores The Smooth Hammerhead shark. It was now time to make our own sharks.

Active School Flag

We were delighted to be awarded The Active School Flag that recognises Togher N.S. as an Active School. The Active School Flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often. During our Christmas Celebrations we raised our Active School Flag and The Health Promoting School Flag we were awarded earlier in the year.

 

 

Robotics and Coding

The children in 5th and 6th opened the boxes of our new EV3 Robotics and Coding equipment. As a School Excellence – Digital School our children have a wonderful opportunity to develop their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) ability and as a “Hands on Minds on” school these kits perfectly enable our children to explore robotics and coding.

 

Rugby World Cup Projects

The children in 4th, 5th and 6th were each given a country playing in the Rugby World Cup Finals to research for a Geography Project. The children really enjoyed supporting their allocated country during the tournament. Of course the child with South Africa was delighted! The children also enjoyed presenting their projects to the children in other classes.

 

Autumn Nature Walk

The children in our First and Second Classes have been busy exploring our local habitats. As well as looking beautiful, berries, fruits, nuts and cones contain the seeds of a plant and are therefore crucial for the cycle of life. Seed dispersal was discussed and samples were collected. These samples were displayed by the children in their lovely autumn nature booklets.