Nature’s Web Newsletter – Autumn 2021

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The Autumn 2021 Issue of the Nature’s Web Newsletter, an exciting newsletter for children, has been posted on the web.

In this issue you’ll find…

Harvest Moon

Editor’s Page: Delicate But Deadly!; Seafood Recipe  

Black John – the Bogus Pirate: The Loch Ness ‘Dinosaur”?

Animal Life: Storing Food

Colour In: Foraging for Food

Activity Page: Make Insect Chess Pieces

All in a Day’s Work: Amy Geraghty – Zoology Curator, Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum: Decanting a Museum

Plant Life: Heather

Quiz: Autumn Harvest

The World Around Us: “Foreign Correspondent” Michael Ludwig

Fun Page: How Much Did You Learn?, Nature Jokes

Doheny Athletic Club

Notice from Doheny Athletic Club –

In Door Training will start  on Tuesday 2nd November from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm sharp

(This will be held in the Sports Hall – Behind Galvin’s

€2 charge each night of training

€5 charge for family of 3 and over

Training is for Age 8 upwards

Children will have to be dropped and collected at the entrance door

Doheny Athletic Club are Looking for parents to help out as a lot of children are attending.

MICC Zoom meeting

We had the pleasure of ‘meeting’ Mr Murphy the principal of MICC  and Ms Mead via Zoom. It was great to chat with them about the warm welcome and fantastic opportunities that await them in @MICCDunmanway.    Due to Covid-19 restrictions they were unable to have a traditional Open Night so it has moved online.   The MICC Virtual Open Night has already taken place and our current 6th class found it very helpful.

Science Award

We are delighted to announce that were awarded another plaque for our Science, Maths, Engineering and Technology (S.T.E.M.) work in Togher N.S.

We provided evidence of children’s engagement with STEM in the following areas:

1 Science

2 Technology

3 Engineering

4 Maths

5 STEM Showcase

We have been very busy undertaking science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) work in school. We had to submit a comprehensive portfolio with evidence of our work which included reports, powerpoints, photos, videos and drawings.  We were delighted they acknowledged the exceptional  standard of our submission.

All classes made a huge contribution to our submission.

Agri Aware Zoom Call

All classes were delighted with the Agri Aware Zoom call today.

The session included an

Introduction to dairy cows and products 

The story of milk 

Let’s make banana milkshakes 

Quiz challenger question 

 The quiz challenger question was related to the material in the webinar. The class with the most correct answers at the end of the webinar series will win a class prize of a trip to Dublin Zoo, Ireland’s number one family attraction.!

The recipe below can out tried at home. Please note that the measurements below are per student.  

 You will need: 

A leak proof glass jar with a lid / plastic bottle with lid (minimum capacity of 200 millilitres) 

1-2 tbsp mashed banana (prepared in advance) 

½ tablespoon of honey 

100-150 ml of milk 

Enjoy!

Covid Information for Parents

The HSE has provided information for parents about the changes to contact tracing and testing for children aged between 3 months and 13 years in early learning and care, school aged childcare, education, primary school sports and social settings. You can find it here:

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/13610-information-for-parents-about-the-changes-to-contact-tracing-and-testing-for-children-aged-between-3-months-and-13-years-in-early-learning-and-care-elc-and-school-age-childcare-sac-education-primary-school-sports-and-social-settings/

Basketball and Volleyball

Sports help children develop physical skills, get exercise, make friends, have fun, learn teamwork, learn to play fair, and improve self-esteem. At Togher N.S. we hope to give children an opportunity to play as many sports as possible. This summer the school yard has been lined and marked and new equipment has been purchased. We just needed a few budding engineers to put the equipment together.