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Author: Kevin Maguire

We have been learning all about space this last few weeks. Here are sone interesting facts we learned: There are 8 planets in our solar system In our solar system there are four gas giants, these are Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune. The closest star to Earth has a planet orbiting it aswell. Check out our Podcasts to learn more 
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5ht and 6th class have been busy working on local History studies over the past few weeks. We have learned all about Glenasmole and it’s interesting history. We learned about Myths and Legends, homes, folklore, the waterworks, old tales, murders, strange buildings, graves, Cairns, The GAA and much more. We recreated Glenasmole valley in Minecraft and added buildings, natural features, 
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Check out our latest podcast episode where we discuss science week in Glenasmole. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR PODCAST
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This week, things are getting a bit spooky in Glenasmole. The children have been working hard carving and decorating pumpkins for our school wall. Check out some of the fantastic designs they have created.
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Our 5th and 6th class students are going to be posting podcasts about what they are learning to this site. This week, they talk about some facts they have learned about Bohernabreena Water works. Check it out at:
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We recently completed our yard extension. This involved removing the unused grass area on the road side of the school and adding on a new tarmacadam space. The children have been using the extra space on yard and during PE and lunch these past few weeks and they are delighted with the new space. Thank you to all in the 
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LINK TO RTE ARTICLE LINK TO IRISH TIMES ARTICLE On September 15th, Mr. Maguire’s 5th and 6th class students were invited to Dublin City University to partake in the Launch of a new nationwide project for schools. The project aims to get students from around the country to use Minecraft Education to learn, build, create and collaborate on interesting projects 
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Please see the HSE guidelines in relation to Covid 19 here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/13610-information-for-parents-about-the-changes-to-contact-tracing-and-testing-for-children-aged-between-3-months-and-13-years-in-early-learning-and-care-elc-and-school-age-childcare-sac-education-primary-school-sports-and-social-settings/ Further resources for parents can be seen here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a04fc-advice-for-students-and-their-families/
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