News from Inver National School

News and currents adventures from Inver National School, Inver, Co. Mayo

Final Week of Quadblogging

April7

We are now in our final week of our Quadblogging project with three other schools, which are all based in the UK:
Horningsham Primary School at http://horningshamowls.wordpress.com
Humberstone Junior Academy at http://humboblog.primaryblogger.co.uk
and Bidston Avenue Primary School at http://kidblog.org/Miss_Taylor/.

This week our school will again be the focus class allowing the other three classes to visit and comment on the our class blog. We like having visitors to our blog and we love when they leave comments.

As we visit each school’s blog, we read about the school, learn a little about life and learning in that school and then we leave a comment. Our comments are always positive and encouraging and we remember to spell words correctly, using full stops and capital letters. We always re-read our comments before submitting. See Mrs. Yollis’ children’s suggestions here:

 

More information on Quadblogging available at http://www.quadblogging.com.

A visit from Nurse Evelyn

March31

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On Friday, Evelyn the community nurse came to our school.
She told us all about her job. She works as a midwife and a nurse. She goes to people’s houses if they are sick.
If they are sick, she takes their blood pressure, and checks their pulse.She took Kian’s blood pressure just to show us how to do it. We all took notes. And at the end we asked each other questions about it.
She brought in a syringe, it’s used for measuring blood. The syringe starts from 0ml to 20ml. You need to know maths and science for this job. It’s really important.It was really interesting learning about how she uses maths and science in her life.
She also brought in a stethoscope, she went around the class, checking our heart beat. It was really cool.
It was really cool having Evelyn in to our school. And was really interesting learning how she uses maths and science in her life.
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Gaelic Football

March11

Our Quadblog partners asked us what Gaelic football is. So here goes:

Gaelic football: an Irish Sport
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Gaelic is an Irish sport and is a bit like soccer except you are allowed to touch the ball with your hands. Gaelic can get a bit rough at times. Our school has a Gaelic football team, we actually have two, the boys team and the girls team. Their jerseys colours are black and red. Gaelic is a fun sport. We have to wear football shorts, Gaelic boots, football socks and a body warmer.

Our trainer is James Mason. He trains us every Friday. When he trains us, we do hand passes and solos.
The Gaelic ball is hard and round.In school, we play Gaelic football matches a lot in a series of Gaelic football games for schools which is called the “Cumann na mBunscol”. Last year our teams even won the Erris final!

Nearly every county in Ireland has a Gaelic football team. Our own county Mayo has a football team too. Every year the country has a long series of gaelic football games and in the very end the winning county’s team wins a big trophy called the Sam Maguire. Our county’s team gets to the nationwide final but sadly they haven’t won the Sam Maguire in over 60 years! Last year Mayo and Dublin were in the final but sadly, Mayo lost to Dublin and they took home the Sam Maguire. We were very disappointed but we all hope that Mayo will get to the final this year and win it!

Other countries have their own type of sport but I think that everybody is Ireland is happy that Gaelic is our own country’s sport!

The End!
By Amy and Grace

Welcome to our QuadBlog partners

March9

Our School: Inver National School
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We love our school Inver NS! Our school is 129 years old but yet it is still standing tall! Sadly, we are a small school and only have 29 pupils in our school, two teachers, a help teacher and a secertary, but luckily that’s not keeping us down! Our school football teams’ colours are black and red and our school is painted white and purple. We are a green school and an active school.

A green school means a school is environmentally friendly and recycles. When you become a green school your school gets a special flag called a green flag.
When we became a green school we were very happy and we had a special raising the flag ceremony and all the parents of the children in the school came. One of the years we got the green flag Jedward came to our school! Lots of people and schools from around the area came to see them! Being an active school means that all the children in your school are involved in sports. We also had a raising of the flag ceremony for that too!

When our school became 125 years old we had a very special ceremony that lasted a while. We used to go up to the community centre, right here in Inver, and have some celebrations there, as well as the ones in the school! One night there was a party up in the community centre and lots of people went to it. We got a very special cake that was in the shape of our school and Rosín, who was the youngest in the school at the time, cut the cake. We all got a slice. It was very nice!

We love our school and we think it’s one of the best schools in Ireland!

The End!

By Amy

Our school
Our school is a nice small school with three class rooms and three toilets each for the boys and girls. We have two teachers in our school. One teacher teaches all the younger classes and the other teacher teaches 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th class.

We have 2 green flags. We are working on our 3rd one which is for conserving water. Our very first flag was for reducing litter. Jedward came to raise the flag. Our second flag was for conserving energy.

There are 29 pupils in our school. The colours on the walls of the school are cream and purple. We got an astroturf on our field. We have an interactive white board. Our teachers names are Múinteoir Máirin and Múinteoir Máirín. Our break times are at 11:00 o’clock and 12:30.

The end By Grace

Seachtain na Gaeilge

March9

This is Seachtain na Gaeilge. As our QuadBlog partners Horningsham Primary School at http://horningshamowls.wordpress.com
Humberstone Junior Academy at http://humboblog.primaryblogger.co.uk
and Bidston Avenue Primary School at http://kidblog.org/Miss_Taylor/ look at our blog, we would like to explain what Seachtain na Gaeilge is. Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture that takes place each year in Ireland and in many other countries.

This year’s festival is running from 1 – 17 March 2014.

The festival gives an opportunity to everyone to enjoy Irish, whether you are a fluent speaker, learner or have a cúpla focal, with a calendar of entertaining and fun events for every type of interest and every age group.

Voluntary and community groups, local authorities, schools, libraries, and music, sports, arts and culture organisations organise events for Seachtain na Gaeilge in their local area.

Irish is for everyone, Seachtain na Gaeilge is for everyone – Croí na Teanga, It’s You!

Bain triall as!

Quadblog

March8

We are now in our third week of our Quadblogging project with three other schools, which are all based in the UK:
Horningsham Primary School at http://horningshamowls.wordpress.com
Humberstone Junior Academy at http://humboblog.primaryblogger.co.uk
and Bidston Avenue Primary School at http://kidblog.org/Miss_Taylor/.

This week our school will be the focus class allowing the other three classes to visit and comment on the our class blog.

Over a cycle of 4 weeks, each class has their week as the focus class. Each Quad gets to decide how many cycles are completed and when you have completed the cycles, you simply come back and register for a new Quad. More information available at http://www.quadblogging.com.

Quadblogging

February8


We are about to begin our Quadblogging project with three other schools, which are all based in the UK:
Horningsham Primary School at http://horningshamowls.wordpress.com
Humberstone Junior Academy at http://humboblog.primaryblogger.co.uk
and Bidston Avenue Primary School at http://kidblog.org/Miss_Taylor/.

As a group of four, each week, a different class will be the focus class allowing the other three classes to visit and comment on the focus class blog. Over a cycle of 4 weeks, each class has their week as the focus class. Each Quad gets to decide how many cycles are completed and when you have completed the cycles, you simply come back and register for a new Quad. More information available at http://www.quadblogging.com.

Listen to David Mitchell, the key designer of Quadblogging, speak about it:



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