Gerald Griffin St. Cork

April, 2016

Parachute Jumping

4th class were very busy in science this week. The girls had to design their own parachutes. First they had to pick which material they thought would work best, before deciding on which shape they would make it and how many strings they would need. They then choose a crash test dummy to see if …Continue reading


Solar System

4th class have been very busy last week learning about the solar system. The girls did their own projects on some of the planets before making all of them using paper mache. The girls first had to cover balloons with multiple layers of newspaper and paste. Once they were dry the class went painting them. …Continue reading


Volcanic Eruptions.

4th class were learning about Japan last week. One of the things that they learned was that there is a very famous volcano in Japan called Mount Fuji. For science they  used vinegar and bread soda to make their own volcanic eruptions. It was great fun. Later in the week the class used clay to …Continue reading


Pizza Making

4th class were very lucky when one of the girls in the class won a competition, where the prize was for the whole class to go down to Papa John’s and make pizza. The class all got to make their own individual pizzas, from rolling out the dough, putting on the toppings, to the final …Continue reading


Japanese Cultural Talk

Mrs Greene is our only Japanese mother in the school. She came in to tell our 4th and 1st classes all about Japan and Japanese culture. She showed us Japanese newspapers, origami and pictures of beautiful Japan. Some of the children had the opportunity to try on her summer kimono. She even brought in her …Continue reading


Green Fingers

The children have been busy with Anne replanting our vegetable garden.  We will look forward to gathering the vegetables later on in the year and cooking with them.  


Parent & Child Cookery

We now have a parent and child cookery club. On our first day the children made toffee apples with their mums. They were delicious. 


Baba Marta

We learnt all about Baba Marta in First Class. This is a tradition in Bulgaria to mark the start of Spring and one of the parents in First Class came in to explain all about Baba Marta to us. We asked lots of great questions and were able to write all about it.


First Class Flowers

First Class love going on Spring walks around the garden. They took great care of their flowers there. We made sure they had enough water and sunlight to grow. The yellow daffodils and red tulips were ready to take home at Easter.


Trip to Waterstone’s

First Class were very lucky to go on a trip to Waterstone’s for World Book Day. We walked all the way from school into the city with 5th Class! Everyone used their book voucher to buy a book in the shop. It was a great adventure!

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