Happy World Ocean Day! Today is usually a special day at our school. Last year, pupils and staff dressed in blue. Carmel Madigan (Explorers Education Marine Institute), Róisín Garvey (An Taisce), Hugh O' Malley (Achill Oysters) and Joe Queally (RNLI) visited the school and worked with the children. There was a fabulous exhibition, all pupils [...]
I am delighted to inform you all that our application for the Global Citizenship Marine Environment Green Flag has been successful. Barefield School has been awarded its eight Green Flag! Ms. Power, Mr Chambers and the Green Schools Committees, past and present, deserve a huge amount of thanks for their hard work and dedication. We [...]
Well done to Clare Education Centre Director and staff who are publishing some wonderful weekly STEAM activities and challenges. Be sure to visit: https://www.clareed.ie/clareed-news/307-clare-education-centre-challenges-for-clare-primary-school-pupils.html for your weekly project. Please click 'Read More' for further information and best of luck to everyone. Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy.
Dear Parent/Guardian, I have created a Padlet of resources for your child over the last number of days. They include access to all the online educational companies sites and resources for each subject area. I have also put in additional worksheets for Irish, English and Mathematics in their relevant columns. You can access this Padlet through the [...]
Since October 2019 the pupils in fourth class have been set STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) challenges ranging from crossing an imaginary river with paper boats, to building the highest book tower to support a weight, investigating sound, building their own tin phones and becoming shoe makers for a few days to list [...]
Dear Parents, I hope you are keeping well and staying safe during these times. Please ensure the skill of cursive writing is being kept up to highest standard during these two weeks. Please see the following hand hygiene videos to do with your children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JYhm9oa-DM Please be aware during this time educational websites with fantastic [...]
My Rang III pupils are naturally curious. We had a most enjoyable class making egg-timers using re-cycled plastic bottles and free flowing solid materials. The timer had to take 1 minute for all the sand to travel from one end of the timer to the other. Our pupils had great fun ensuring the egg timer was [...]
Rang III pupils had a wonderful time designing and constructing various structures using Imagination Playground equipment. It was a great experiences for problem solving skills and team work. the children really enjoyed the new equipment.
At Barefield N.S we are so fortunate to have wonderful parents who are very generous with their talents and time. Yesterday Jennifer came to visit our two First Classes and treated them to a fabulous puppet show. The puppet show was great fun but also very informative. The children learned all about the importance of [...]
Meet our new Green School Committee for the School Year 2019-2020. We are working extremely hard behind the scenes planning our school year ahead. The new Green Team presented a presentation at whole school Assembly, November 25th on the theme of the Marine Environment. The committee spoke about their hopes of obtaining their final Green [...]