We are building a tradition here in Lisnafunchin, where every two years our 5th/6th Class learn about baking recipes with lemon as one of the key ingredients. Well done to everybody who baked. The cakes and buns were delicious.
This Christmas, the Senior Class made a Nativity Claymation. First, they divided into groups and worked on a scene each – painting backdrops, making the clay models, deciding the script for the scene, and filming the scene and speech parts with an iPad.
5th and 6th Class then put the scenes together, and recorded narration and the speaking parts. Finally they chose and added some Christmas music. Well done to all the pupils on a successful project. We hope you enjoy it.
In September and October, pupils in the Senior Class came up with their own ideas for projects. They presented their projects to the school on Thursday and Friday before the mid-term break. Here are some clips of them working on, and playing with the projects. Some were board games (Ben Duggan, Craig Comerford, Killian Lacey, Tommy Mulhall, Michael Lawler, Darragh Horgan, Rory Dunne), a field game (Garry O Dowd, some were projects and models teaching us about topics such as Volcanoes (Ashling Lawless), Milking on farms (Max Carroll), Farming (Camryn Kenyan), Wrestling (Daniel Mooney), Halloween (Eva Lawless), Show-Jumping (Aaron Fox), Bullying (Aine Dunne), a Chicken feeding device (invention by Sean Dunne), music playing (Aoife Dunne and Kyle Knowles), book writing (Chloe Kennedy, Joe Boland),
Every two years we enter the Discover Primary Science Awards Programme, where we record some of the Science projects we undertake in both classrooms, and apply for an award based on all of our hard work.
You can look at the types of investigations and experiments we carried out in school by clicking the link in the menu above or the links panel on the right hand side of this page. The project is divided into five sections, Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Field Trips.
We will be adding to each section to give more detailed descriptions and illustrations over the next few weeks.
Mrs Histon’s Junior Class visited Barnstorm Theatre Group’s The Barn Theatre in Kilkenny recently to see a play called Star Chasers. Before the play, Barnstorm visited the school to hold a workshop with the children beforehand.
The pupils had a wonderful time, as can be seen in the photograph!!
As part of Engineers’ Week we are designing and making structures. We had a competition to see who could build the best solid structure using spaghetti and marshmallows. Well done to Aimee and Molly who won!!