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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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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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3rd and 4th Class have been doing lots of art on the run up to the Christmas holidays. The children made Christmas tree decorations, painted Christmas trees, created snow globes with chalk pastels and completed negative/positive space Christmas art as well. Check out some photos of the class working hard on their art!
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1st and 2nd Class have been covering the theme of animals across a number of their subjects this term. The children designed and created their own animal puppets. They came up with a group story for their puppets. They also created scenes for their stories and had lots of fun acting their stories out.
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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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In 3rd and 4th Class, we are doing lots Education Minecraft! Minecraft gives us plenty of opportunities to explore various subjects, in particular SESE. So far, we have created Glenasmole on Minecraft in our pods. We are currently working on our Ireland’s Future is MINE entry, where we are creating sustainable versions of the Glenasmole area. We are working hard 
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For art, 3rd and 4th Class explored drawing from observation and were given the opportunity to draw various kinds of fruit! We sketched pineapples, watermelons, coconuts and lots more. We focused mainly on shading and how it its used to create a 3D effect. Check out the class completing their excellent pieces of art!
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For Science Week, 3rd and 4th class did various experiments over the course of the week to celebrate the occasion. Some of the activities included making Scribblebots using circuits and creating lava lamps using oil, water, food colouring and Alka Seltzer. We also explored heat and investigated the temperature and speed in which chocolate melted. The class had lots of 
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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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1st and 2nd Class had lots of fun doing a range of different activities for Maths Week. These included number games, art, puzzles and problem solving activities.
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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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