Athletics and GAA
Since the beginning of the year, we have been working on our running technique. We also learnt the correct throwing technique for shot put. We did a lot of drills but as we got better at them, we squashed the time down by about 5 minutes every week. We played lots of different games such as the 'fruit game', 'flinch game', 'last runner standing' and 'dodge ball chasing'. We had great fun working with David.
It was space week so our class did some experiments about rockets! Here are some of the experiments we did.
We did an investigation where we got some string, straw, balloons, tape and chairs and we had to figure out how to make the balloon travel from one chair to another. We put the string through the straw and attached the string to the 2 chairs. Then we blew up our balloon (it was hard!)and attached it to the straw with masking tape. Then we let go of the tail of the balloon and the balloon went from one chair to another. We then tried to see if the balloon could travel across the classroom. Watch our video below to see how we got on!
We did another experiment about rockets. We got a small container (film canister), filled it up about 2/3 with water, then put in a vitamin C tablet. We closed the lid the turn it upside down, and it took off! It was amazing! We loved it!
We read lots of books and stories about space and rockets and astronauts. We talked about Vogager I and II. It was really nice and we learned a lot.
We also learnt about why we breathe and how we breathe. First we learnt about our lungs and how important they are. Without our nose our lungs wouldn’t survive. What I mean is, when we breathe in our nose there is a sticky substance called mucus which stops all the dirt out in the air from getting into our lungs. The little hairs in our nose also clean the air before it gets to our lungs so our lungs don’t get filled with dirt. But for the air to even get to our lungs it has to go down our windpipe. Our windpipe is a long bumpy thing. If you feel the back of your neck you can probably feel it. At the bottom of your windpipe, it separates into two branches, each branch is called a bronchus
We all really enjoyed learning about breathing this year!!!!!!!!!!