Ceolchoirm 16ú Márta 2018: Ranganna a hÁon go dtí a Trí

Féach Orainn!

Táimid go leir sa halla!

Lá Fheile Phádraig faoi Mhaisa Daoibh go Leir!

Rang 3: Seomra 26

Do The Earth A Favour Be A Water Saver.

As part of the green schools water saving committee, we decided to make a slogan competition for our water conservation flag. We asked all the classes to participate in the slogan competition .We gave each class a week to make up a slogan. We collected the slogans and it took two days to pick the winner. All the slogans were excellent but we could only choose one winner which was Tahirat from Ms Wynne’s 6th class.

Tahirat: When I first heard of the slogan competition, I didn’t actually want to participate. Then on the very last day I decided to take part. I came up with the slogan when I was reading book and it said “Do me a favour and save the world.’’

To choose the winner we gathered all the slogans and chose the top ten best slogans. We put a show of hands for the top five slogans which slogans we thought was best. Mrs. Hennessy put the top five slogans on the board. Then we wrote down a number on a piece of paper. Then everyone on the committee voted which one was their favourite.

Tahirat: When they announced that I was the winner I was very surprised and so was my classroom pupils. I didn’t think I’d win AT ALL!!! I was also very happy that I decided to take part after all.


The school adopted the slogan and use it for every announcement and to encourage everyone at school and at home to save water.

Do The Earth A Favour

Be A Water Saver.

Green school’s blog

By: Naoise, Joe and Matthew.

We are reporting from our mini scientist’s project, the members of our project were Naoise, Joe, Leo, and Matthew. Our project was about filtering water. We then thought that the regular option would be buying a filter, we then thought if there was a way to do it at home for less money and we thought of coffee paper. After that we thought of the idea of using natural resources, and decided on that.

We looked up what resources could clean dirty water, and we found the following:

2L Bottle, which would hold our resources

Gravel, which would take out big chunks of debris

Sand, which would take out leftover bits of dirt

Activated Carbon, which would purify the water

Cotton wool, which let water through, but stopped the resources shown above.


Step 1: Prepare the plastic bottle by cutting it in half.

Step 2: Test tap water using litmus paper for acidity in water and its pH value.

Step 3: Mix the tap water and dirt together.

Step 4: Place cotton wool in the cap area.

Step 5: Layer the bottle with activated carbon, gravel and sand.

Step 6: Place the upside-down bottle over plastic cup.

Step 7: pour the dirty water mixture through the bottle [big hole] and wait for water

to filter through all the layers into the plastic cup.


We thought that the natural materials would clean the water but not 100%, as there is no water like this, there is water that’s safe to drink but even that has some beneficial irons and metals. We thought the result would be around 90% clean, and we were right our water was fine once you put some lemon in it.

Our results for our ph (potential of hydrogen) test was a 7 which is what you should aim for.

Our results for the Nitrite test was 0.1 which is acceptable and safe to drink.

Last but not least, the litmus test on the sample came out light blue which is good. We did the Litmus test on some balsamic vinegar and got orange which means that it was high in acidity.

When we brought our filter into school where we were asked to test the water in the school fish tank. We used our filter to see how effective it was. The answer was that it was really efficient; it helped the pH in the fish tank compared to the water without being filtered.

We have tested the fish tank water on a few occasions to see if the water is pure, some test results were lower while others were higher. It was pure enough for the fish to live in. Sometimes people from the other classes help with the fish tank.

Though the water has been successfully filtered , and looks clean and pure , it does not taste as nice as fresh tap water. The filtering process seems to have affected its taste . However , a slice of lemon in the filtered water improves the taste .

SNOW 2018

Today we took some pictures of the snow at school! We were able to come to school today because lots of families volunteered to help dig out the snow!

A big thank you everyone!



This is what it looked like last week before you helped dig the snow out!

Kevin, our caretaker, took these photographs and said we could blog them to you!



Ár mBaile-Na Solláin


An Cánal Mór

An stáisiúm traenach

An séipéal


Shiúileamar timpeall na.Sollain inné(Dé Céardaoin 20 ú Nollaig). Bhíomar a lorg ar an h-áiseanna inar gceantar. Bhí tableid ríomhaire againn.Thógamar a lán grianghraif. Tá roinnt mhaith aiseanna.Bhian sproai againn.

Ryan,Óisín,Jemma,Amy,Dylan O’ S.

Rang a 6.

Ár mBaile – Na Solláin

Jack,Dylan,Ciara and Jennie.

Rang a 6

Shiuileamar timpeall na Sollain inne ( De Ceadaoin 20u Nollaig)

Bhiomar ag lorg an n h-alainn inar greanta

Bhi tableid riomhaire againn.

Thógamar a lán grianghraif.

Tá roinnt mhaith áiseanna aice lamha.

An Canal Mhór.


Phairc imeathra C.L.G


Scoil Naomh Lorcán


Ár mBaile-Na Solláin

Keeva,Katie,Kieran,Adam and Hannah

Rang a 6.

Shiuilearmar timpeall n.a. Sollon inne (Dé Ceadoin 20ú Nollaig).

Bhíomar at lorg ar na h-áiseanna inar gceantar.

Bhí taiblaid riomhaire againn.

Thogamar (a lán / iomarca) grianghraif.

Tá ronnt mhaith áiseanna in aice laimhe.

Bhí an spórt againn.

An Scoil.

An Canal mor

An pairc imeartha


Ár mBaile – Na Solláin

●Shiuileamar timpeall na Salloin inné (De  Ceadoain 20u nollag.)

●Bhiomar at org ar na haiseanna inar gceantar.

●Bhí table if riomhaire againn.

●Thógamar a lán griangraif.

●Tá roinnt mhaith áiseanna in aice laimhe.

●Bhaineannar an taitnaimh againn.

Cillian, Glen, Aimee, Jude, Anna


An t-Ionad siopadoreacht agus an staisiun traenach agus an  canal

Ranga 6

Ár mBaile-Na Sollain

Luke,Paddy, Sarah, Amy,Szymon

Rang a 6.

Shiuileamar timpeall na Sollain inné. (Dé Céadaoin 20 ú Nollag). Bhíomar ag lorg at na h-aiseanna inár gceantar. Thógamar a lán grianghraif. Tá round my with áiseanna in aice laimhe. Bhí an sport againn.

Seo iad grainghraif do staisiúin traenach , an canál ,pairc imeartha.

Ár mBaile – Na Solláin.


Rang a 6

Shiúileamar timpeall na Solláin inné (De Ceadaoin 20ú Nollag) .Bhíomar ag lorg ar na h-aiseanna inár gceantar. D’usáideamar táibléid riomhaire. Thógamar a lán grianghraif .Tá roint mhaith ais in aice lamha. Bhí an-spórt againn.

An Cánal Mhór.


C.L.G. Na Sollain.

Our Budding Artist in Room 7!

Last Week, Seán in our class came second place in the County Kildare Credit Union Art Competition.                                                        Seán attended a lovely awards ceremony in Toghers where he collected his prize! Well done Seán! We are really proud of you!

Christmas in Room 14

We have been having lots of festive fun here in room 14 in the build up to Christmas time. We would like to share some of the things we have been doing with our friends and families.

One of the things we love to do at Christmas time is to decorate the Christmas tree. We made paper ball reindeer as a decoration to take home to our Christmas trees. Another big tradition at this time of year is Christmas cards. We used finger painting and crepe paper to create cards with some of Santa’s reindeer on the front. We also made these fun elf envelopes to deliver our cards in.



As a festive treat last Friday and to warm up from all the ice, snow and cold weather we made some hot chocolate with Ms. Reidy. We poured our hot chocolate into the polar bear paper cups we designed the day before. We added marshmallows and chocolate chips to the top.  It tasted delicious.

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from all the boys and girls in room 14 and Ms. Reidy.

By Jack O’ S., Isabelle and Jack C.



6th Class Willow Weaving

Last Tuesday and Wednesday Beth Murphy came into our 6th classes and taught us how to weave with willow.She showed us different types of Willow.She also showed us how to make a small Christmas Tree.


Step 1:

She gave us a thick piece of Willow to start our frame. We made a triangle with the Willow.

Step 2:

We used thin Willow to make the top of the tree by weaving it around the frame and trunk of the tree.

Step 3:

We used new willow to continue the tree and add colour.

Step 4:



We used buff willow to complete the tree.


Step 5:

When we finished, Beth helped trim the tree. We decorated our trees with ribbon.



Beth showed us a video about willow weaving and some of here pieces.

We enjoyed it and we would like to do it again.



2nd Class: Room 25 Explore Materials In The Garden

We went to the garden. 

We looked at different materials and plants. 

We found lots of great things.


On Friday 1st December, in Room 18, we made “Breakfast Bites”

We followed the DK:  COOK IT STEP BY STEP book! Delicious dishes you’ll really want to make!









See how we worked together to make this popular dish.

It is eaten in Portugal at Christmas.

You will need:

Eggs, one each is good!

240 ml milk

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Slices of white bread. We took two each!

2 tbsp sunflower oil

Fruit to serve: we had strawberries!

Whisk, mixing bowl, shallow dish, frying pan and a spatula


Blog by students in 3rd class.

Make Your Own Mini Pizzas

Miniature Pizzas

Last Friday we made some tasty mini pizzas with Ms. Reidy!

This is the recipe we followed to make them:

1. We chopped the mushrooms and ham into slices (optional).
2. We rolled small handfuls of pre-made pizza dough into round pizza base shapes with our hands and two rolling pins.
3. We added a tablespoon of pizza sauce to the pizza bases and we spread it evenly around the centre.
4. We sprinkled some grated cheese (whatever cheese you like) on top and we layered our pizzas with your chosen toppings (We put ham. cheese and mushrooms on ours).
5. We placed them on a baking tray and put them in the oven for 25 minutes.

Now, we hope you enjoy our delicious home-made pizza recipe and recommend you try making them at home!

Posted by Jack C. and Conor (Room 30).




THANKSGIVING! American Style Pancakes to Share with the Family and Friends!

Hello from ROOM 18 COOK WITH US! THANKSGIVING PANCAKES! Davey is really interested in reading about world histories! Thursday was THANKSGIVING DAY in America. Davey had read about the origin of this FEAST and told us all about the first THANKSGIVING of the pilgrims. We celebrated by making and sharing American Style Pancakes. Firstly we Continue reading →

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Rugby Season So Far


School rugby is back again for another year. We have four teams this year, A, B, C and D. The teams are made up of students from 3rd to 6th class. We have been training since Halloween and we have played two matches since then.


For our first match we travelled to Castleknock in Dublin. In this match it was only the A team playing because it was against 1st years. It was a very wet and windy day so the conditions were very hard to play in. After a tight first half Castleknock led by 5 points. We came back strong in the second half and pulled it back to a draw. They brought on their subs and that won it for them.


Training resumed on Tuesday and each team had a match against C.U.S the following week. Going into this match we were hoping for a win after losing our last match. The conditions were fine that day. The A team had a brilliant 1st half and by the time the whistle blew they were up 42-0. They kept their great lead in the second half and the game finished 75-0. We had the stronger teams on the day as three out of four teams won.

Well done to all the teams and we can’t wait for our next match!

Mini Scientist: How Healthy Is Healthy Food?

Our idea was to find out how much sugar is actually in protein bars . We chose this idea because we have been told that obesity has become a problem in Ireland. What we wanted to do to help is to try to find a way to make protein bars healthier, we chose protein bars because most people think they are healthy but they are not.

We researched to find out how much sugar is in each store bought bar by looking at the table at the back of the packet.


Recipe for oat bar:


  • 350g of oats
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 180ml of almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Vanilla essence ( if wanted )
  • 1 tbsp of sweetener
  • A drizzle of honey


  1. Put oats into a bowl.
  2. Put wet ingredients into a bowl.
  3. Then stir.
  4. Add your dry ingredients into a bowl and stir.
  5. When done put the mixture into a tray.
  6. Put the tray into the oven for 12 minutes at 180 degrees.


Recipe for nut bar:


  • 150g of oats
  • Hand full of nuts
  • A drizzle of honey
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tbsp of sweetener
  • 180ml of almond milk
  • 2 eggs


  1. Put the oats and nuts into a bowl.
  2. Add wet Ingredients and stir.
  3. Add dry ingredients and stir.
  4. Put the mixture into a tray.
  5. Put into the oven for 12 minutes at 180 degrees.



Our report is based on sugar and which protein bar is the best one to buy. It is also based on making our own protein bars using ingredients that you might have at home. We compared the shop bought verses homemade. Our prediction was that the homemade protein bars would taste better than the shop made one and will have less sugar. We also predict it will cost less. We think that the shop made protein bar will have a high amount of sugar.


Mini Scientist School Exhibition

On the Mini Scientists Day we found out that people preferred the nut bar than the vanilla extract one. We also found out that people would buy our homemade protein bars instead of the shop bought ones.



Our conclusion is that the homemade protein bars have less sugar in them than the shop bought ones and costs less. We found out that the worse one you can buy is the Nature Valley Bar with 6.2g of sugar. The best one you can buy is the Lidl brand Meal Pro with 0.8g of sugar. Our conclusion is that the homemade protein bars are healthier than the shop bought ones.

3rd Class PICTURES Room 28

I took some PHOTOS of pictures by our class. The pictures are like VINCENT VAN GOUGH!





Mini-Scientists: What is a Dry Ice Bubble?

For our project we wanted to find out what a dry ice bubble is and how it forms.

We made the dry ice ourselves using a fire extinguisher instead of buying it because it can be expensive and hard to get on time.

We learned a lot during this project. We learned that carbon dioxide is what makes dry ice and that when carbon dioxide mixes with water it makes a solid bubble.

We really enjoyed doing this project and are very grateful for getting the chance of doing the Mini Scientist again this year!

Thank you!

Anna, Keeva, Aimee, Amy


  How Social Media Affects Our Health.


We picked this topic because we wanted kids to know the dangers of social media. Our favourite part about doing this project was the surveys on our class and showing the judges, parents and kids on the day. It was a great experience for us and our school. We learned a lot from other projects too. We hope we can use all this information in the future and everyone else can too. We would like to thank the judges from Intel, Mrs. Keane for organising the mini scientist and all the staff for helping.

Ciara, Jennie, Amy & Hannah.

Rang a 6.

Which Liquid Cleans Metal The Best?

Hi, our names are Kieran, Dylan, Adam and Jack. Our project was ‘Which Liquid Cleans Metal the Best?’. We learned that the acid in the lemon juice cleaned the metal the best. We really enjoyed this opportunity to be able to do the mini scientists. We give a huge thanks to our parents and our teachers for helping us with our project.


Lorcan: I am 11 years of age and I like soccer and GAA.

Cillian: I am 12 and I like soccer.

Glenn: I am 13 years of age and I like Film.

Szymon: I am 11 years of age and I like playing xbox and computer games.

Our project is based on evaporation and how different liquids can evaporate at various rates. We tested these rates by putting different liquids under the same level of heat for the same amount of time.

Science Fair

We had another really busy day today. It is Science Week. Yesterday we had the Intel Miniscientist and today we had to demonstrate our projects to all of the school in the morning and in the afternoon parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends came to see everything. We had a brilliant day! Everybody loved our projects Continue reading →

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Science Week

This week is Science Week in our school. It has been very busy for us. We had the Intel Miniscientist Competition yesterday. Judges from Intel came to our school and looked at all the projects from Mr Kelly’s 4th class and all of the 5th and 6th classes. We were all very excited and nervous Continue reading →

Third Class at the Mini-Scientist Fair

Today we went to the mini-scientist fair in our school halls.


This Friday, 10th of November is the first day of our new walk to school campaign; ‘Feet on Friday!’
The committee are encouraging all pupils to walk to school on Fridays.
The class with the highest percentage of walkers on Friday mornings will receive a reward.
If you are being driven to school, why not get dropped off at the community centre and walk from there, that way you can be included as a ‘walker’.
Don’t worry, pupils who travel to school on the bus won’t affect their class score.
Let’s put in a big effort and be sure to KEEP SAFE, walking on the footpaths and crossing only at traffic lights and with our Lollipop Lady.
‘Keep active, keep fit, your body needs it!’
Active Schools Committee.



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