Recently the 4th,5th and 6th classes have been taking part in our school soccer league. Lately it has been very tense because we are now in the knock out stages. We had the group stage and Orla Hayes’ team scored the most points so they got a bye to the semi-final. We then had three quarter finals in which James Burgess’ team, Jacob Donnelly’s team and and Cathal Byrne’s team got knocked out. The first semi-final was today and Anya Brown’s team got knocked out. We anxiously await the second semi and on Friday the 22nd the final!
By Peter Connolly, Ronan Byrne, Scott Feldman and Arran McEntaggart
This week is all about technology and 4th,5th and 6th class of Rathbeggan NS have been working extra hard.We have been working on some short videos about internet safety.It has been a lot of fun coming up with videos and acting them out.
We also have been passing around two frames and someone would take it home and take a picture with a piece of technology in it, old or new.It could be a new phone, an old phone, a new computer, an old computer or even a car.
Tech week has been lots of fun especially learning about internet safety and loads of new websites for e.g scratch which we learned about earlier this week.
Today,27/4/15 Declan and Sophie gave a lesson to the class about coding using Scratch. We showed them coding and a game we made called The Racing Game. We taught them how to make an animation, game and colour effects. Then we played the Racing Game and played the battle ship game. They were a great bunch to teach and when Anna played the racing game she held down the go key and crashed into the wall !
Here is a link to the Scratch website with millions of projects:
Next week, April 26th to May 2nd as it’s National Tech Week 2015. So look out for our blog next week! We, along with many others around the world will be celebrating Tech Week. We are all very excited! We are very happy as we will be using lots of technology such as Edmodo, Ed puzzle and Khan Academy. 🙂
Today is March 20th and here at Rathbeggan N.S we are celebrating ‘Lots of Socks Day’ for Down Syndrome Ireland
Lots of socks day is to raise awareness for down syndrome and all the children in the school wore all types of crazy socks such as odd socks, football socks , colourful socks , and stripey socks! We had great fun looking at everyone’s funny socks.The message for today is:
We are all the same we are all human we are all different.
Here are some photographs of all classes wearing socks!
A few days ago Rathbeggan N.S took part in a workshop of skipping with Mark . We learned a lot of tricks some were challenging and some were easy . Fourth and fifth went out to Mark at different times so each class learned different things. Fifth classes hardest challenge was probably the pretzil which Lauren K performed at the demonstration in front of the school in the school hall .
Peter with his amazing 360 degree turn skip was also performing in the demonstration .
Jared with the eye watering skip called double dutch was the most challenging and entertaining skip to watch and it was a piece of pie for him !!!!!!!
Kinney did a routine for the demonstration but only a small one .
Rathbeggan are very grateful for Mark coming to teach us and we thank the parents association for organising the day !!!
First we tested for starch in foods. If the Iodine went purple,blue or black that meant there was lots of starch in it If the iodine stayed the same colour there wasn’t a lot of starch in it.
These are some of the things we used : Iodine, Plastic droppers, Lab goggles, Cheese, Lollipops, Brown bread, Eggs, Milk, Pasta, Potatoes and much more.
This is what we did : we got the plastic droppers and dipped them into the iodine and we dropped the iodine onto the foods to tell how much starch was in it. These are some of the results we got: the pasta, potatoes,brown bread,eggs and lollipops had lots of starch in it and butter and milk did not have a lot of starch in it.
For the second experiment we got the Benedict’s solution and heated it up and we got plastic droppers and dipped them in the Benedict’s solution and dropped it on food and the darker the colour means there was a lot of sugar in the food.