Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh

Rushbrooke, Cobh, Co. Cork

STEAM!

As a whole school we are always looking at the work we do and aim to make small changes which will lead to better teaching, learning and outcomes for pupils. This year 2018/19 we have decided to focus on Science and getting our students to think scientifically though exploration and discovery. The whole focus comes under the term STEAM which is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. We’ll be aiming to incorporate all these things in scientific activities!

Some of the things happening so far…

  • Surveys sent to parents and to teachers for their input.
  • Donation of €1000 from a parent in the school on behalf of ON Semiconductor
  • Staff Training from Discover Primary Science and Maths (check out their website at www.sfi.ie)
  • ‘Designer Minds’ have set up an after school club in the school… keep an eye out if you’re interested!
  • Rang III and IV had a visit from a scientist and brought petri dishes home full to watch bacteria grow!
  • Parents’ Council will be offering this year’s fundraising proceeds to improve our Scientific resources in the classroom
  • VEX Robotics Club has started! They will be building a robot, programming it and getting it to perform tasks on an obstacle course… against other schools!

Keep an eye on this page for updates and please get in touch if you have an idea that you can share with us!

  • Science in BSRAC - Have a look at our future scientists. We love science in BSRAC, first class were doing melting experiments. Check some pictures of the melting process. Continue Reading
  • Learning about Egypt -   We were very busy learning about ancient Egypt in November. We visited the school library and took out books about Egypt. We then used our class iPad to gather pictures and more information. Finally, we created a display in our classroom. We used different materials to build our own pyramids too.   Continue Reading
  • Coiscéim’s Nature Walk using a digital tool (SSE) - Our pupils loved going outdoors to interact with the natural environment. They were given the class IPad as a digital tool to take photographs of any signs of Winter around the school field. In addition, they collected sticks to make a Winter Tree for our art craft. Continue Reading
  • Science Week in Coiscéim – Magnet Exploration - We had a brilliant time exploring with magnetic wands! During this hands on learning activity, the pupils predicted and then tested magnetic and non -magnetic  items. At the end of the session, they looked for objects around the room and used the class phone (as a digital technology tool) to take photos of the magnetic… Continue Reading
  • Juniors Infants – Magnet fun for Science Week - Continue Reading
  • Maths Week 2021 in 6th Class! - Mr. Stephenson's 6th Class had lots of fun during Maths Week 2021. We completed lots of daily STEM challenges each morning and worked on them collaboratively using problem-solving methods . To finish our week, we went on a maths trail around the school and used our 'Math's Eyes' to look at our school through a… Continue Reading
  • Bricks 4 Kidz After School Club - Mondays 2.30pm to 4pm! Continue Reading
  • Space Week 2021- 5th class -   Ms Kennedy’s 5th class explored the genre of report writing. As we celebrated Space Week 2021 last week, we put our knowledge of report writing to use to create a Space Report project. The children worked in their groups and decided on a space topic together. We all learned so many interesting facts on… Continue Reading
  • 6th Class STEAM Club - Mr. Stephenson's Sixth Class STEM Club has been exploring areas of physics and chemistry over the past number of weeks through fun, hands-on experiments. We have also examined the steps needed to complete a fair test and how we can compose theories and hypotheses through analysing our results. Below, you can see some videos and… Continue Reading
  • After-School STEAM Club - We were very excited to start our After School STEAM Club this year with sixth class! This past week, we explored the STEAM concepts of aerodynamics, surface area, air pressure and velocity. We worked collaboratively to create paper airplanes and bottle rockets and even got the chance to test them out. Afterwards, we reviewed what… Continue Reading