Leave No Trace Workshop

We did lots of science today. Barry from Leave No Trace Ireland came to visit the 4ht classes. We talked about Biodiversity.  There are thousands of plants and animal species on earth. They are all changing and getting used to the environment around them. Biodiversity is the different animals and plants found on this planet and how everyone has their role. Every action has a reaction. We went outside and looked for different animals and where they get their food, water and shelter. We talked about how we can protect the environment. Our actions matter. We must respect and enjoy our world.

 

Ms Gallery’s 4th class

 

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The Triangle

The 3 angles in a triangle always add p to 180 degrees.

Every triangle has 3 straight lines and 3 angles.

A triangle can have only one obtuse or right angle.

A right angled triangle or an obtuse angled triangle can also be scalene or isosceles but not equilateral.

by Martyna Sikora and Julia Brzezinska

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SCHOOL OPEN FOR ALL WEDNESDAY 18th OCTOBER

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school  Wednesday morning at 8.50 am, safe and sound:-)

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SCOIL SAN PHROINSIAS TO REMAIN CLOSED ON 17.10.17

ALL SCHOOLS WILL REMAIN CLOSED ON TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER DUE TO STORM OPHELIA.  PLEASE PASS THIS NEWS ALONG TO FELLOW STUDENTS OF SCOIL SAN PHROINSIAS.

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School Closed on Monday 16th October 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE: SCHOOL CLOSED FOR ALL STUDENTS TOMORROW MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2017

The Department of Education and Science has advised all schools in the status red wind alert area to remain closed tomorrow.  Please pass this news along to fellow students and parents of Scoil San Phroinsias.  We expect to re-open as normal on Tuesday 17th October.

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Land Snails

Snails can have lungs or gills. Most snails have a ribbon like tongue called a radula with thousands of microscopic teeth. Snails are herbivores. They eat leaves, stems, flowers etc.Their top speed is 45 metres per hour. Snails leave a trail of mucus as they move along. Their life span is 5 years up to 25 years. In France  they eat snails. They call them ‘escargot’.

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The Great Wall of China

Rather than being one long continuous wall,the Great Wall of China is made up of a number different sections. These sections were built by various dynasties over a long period of time from stone and other materials. Its main purpose was protection against attacks and invasions from the north. The Great Wall of China stretches around 6300 kilometres(3915 miles) in length. If you measure the length of all the different sections of the wall,the distance is more like 22000 kilometres (13670 miles). The Great Wall of China is the longest structure ever built by humans. The widest section of the wall is around 9 metres (30 feet) .The first parts of the wall were built over 2000 years ago. A large number of workers lost their lives while building the wall. Major rebuilding of the Great Wall of China took place during the major Dynasty that began in the 14th century. Construction during this time was strong due to the use of stone and brick. Earlier sections of the wall were made from stone,wood and compacted earth.

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Rainforests

 

 

Rainforests are forests that experience high levels of rainfall.

Scientists believe that there may be millions of plant and insect species in the rainforests that have yet to be discovered.

Over 25% of natural medicines have been discovered in rainforests.

Rainforests used to cover 14% of Earth’s surface but due to deforestation they now only cover around 6%.

A wide variety of animals live in rainforests including birds, snakes, insects, jaguars, cougars, chameleons, turtles, frogs and many more.

There are two types of rainforests: temperate and tropical.

Temperate rainforests lie in the temperate zones (between the tropics and the polar circles) of the globe.

They are found in a few regions scattered around the world such as western America, eastern Australia and New Zealand.

Tropical rainforests lie in the tropics (around 28 degrees north or south or the equator)

They are found in many areas near the equator such as Asia, Africa, Central America and the pacific islands.

The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world.

 

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The Liam Mc Carthy Cup

The Liam Mc Carthy Cup came to our school last Tuesday. They told us about it and who they bet in the final. They beat Waterford in the All Ireland final. A picture of our class was taken holding the cup. A former student of Scoil San Phroinsias was on the winning  U16 team which won the All Ireland as well. It just goes to show that Galway are the best at hurling.

 

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Liam Mc Carthy Cup

Yesterday 5 people came and gave us an interview about all the hurling cups they brought. The heaviest cup cup was the Liam Mc Carthy cup. When they came to our class we had a few photos. A photographer also tagged along. The five cups were the Liam Mc Carthy cup, League cup, Leinster cup, Minor cup and under 16 Camogie cup. I held the League cup, Liam Mc Carthy cup and the Minor cup. I Was so excited. I even got an autograph. The autograph is in my homework journal. My parents will be jealous because I got an autograph. This is was the best day of my primary life.I am going to be rubbing this in my parents face.  By Daniel

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