Autumn Art

In autumn the children enjoyed engaging in Visual Arts.  Drawing trees, using the colours of brown, orange, yellow and green the children had to paint an autumn themed drawing.  Another challenging art lesson was the use of the interactive white board to display an animal or animals associated with autumn i.e. hedgehog & red squirrel. [...]

By |2020-03-22T21:23:03+00:00November 21st, 2019|4th Mr. Frawley 2019/20, Curriculum, English, Geography, In the Classrooms 2019/2020, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts|Comments Off on Autumn Art

STEAM Projects Rang III-IV

For many years, our Clare Education Centre has been promoting the teaching of ‘Science’ in Barefield N.S. and in other schools around Co. Clare. The promotion of active learning as well as co-operative learning were the foundation on which this promotion was built. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.  Pupils in our Ranganna [...]

By |2019-11-19T14:02:45+00:00November 19th, 2019|Mathematics, News, Science, SESE, Visual Arts|Comments Off on STEAM Projects Rang III-IV

Green Schools Committee 2019

Members of the Green Schools Committee met this week to start planning our work for the coming year. This year we will be applying for our eighth Green Flag- Global Citizenship: Marine Environment. The Committee will be speaking at the November Assembly and we are also organising a talk for the infant classes.

By |2019-11-14T17:48:00+00:00November 14th, 2019|Geography, Green School Flag, News, Science, SESE|Comments Off on Green Schools Committee 2019

National Science Week November 10th -17th

Currently, our pupils are mini-scientists. Einstein would be very proud of us! Experiments are underway in classrooms involving: Forces, Magnetism, Properties of Materials, Characteristics of Materials, and Electricity. Teachers are amazed with the ingenuity and initiatives shown by their pupils. A major Science Exhibition Day is planned in our Halla for Friday, November 15th.  On [...]

By |2019-11-11T11:10:42+00:00November 11th, 2019|News, Science|Comments Off on National Science Week November 10th -17th

Mr. Gay Byrne R.I.P.

We wish to pay tribute to the the late Gay Byrne R.I.P., pioneering Broadcaster, host of the Late, Late Show on RTÉ television and The Gay Byrne Show on RTÉ Radio. During one of our visits to the RDS Science Exhibitions, he kindly came over to view our pupils' science projects and he also found [...]

By |2019-11-11T11:01:21+00:00November 11th, 2019|News, Science|Comments Off on Mr. Gay Byrne R.I.P.

Rang III Sea Safari to Quilty Beach

Rang III pupils had a great day on Sea Safari during their visit to Quilty Beach on June 7th. Carmel Madigan started the day speaking to the pupils about the weather, tide conditions, wave action, shore composition and the wide variety of marine plants and creatures living on the shore. Thanks to Carmel, the pupils [...]

By |2019-06-10T19:59:18+01:00June 10th, 2019|3rd Mr. Burns 2018/19, English, Geography, Green School Flag, News, Science, SESE, SPHE, Visual Arts|Comments Off on Rang III Sea Safari to Quilty Beach

Rang III Ardnacrusha Hydro Generating Station Tour

On Tuesday May 28th,, both Rang III classes went on tour to Ardnacrusha Hydro Generating Station. The children had a fantastic day out and were greeted by Tour Guides, who gave each of them a hi-viz jacket, safety goggles and a hard hat. The first stop on the tour was a fountain made from a [...]

By |2019-05-29T22:34:45+01:00May 29th, 2019|3rd Mr. Burns 2018/19, Geography, History, News, Science, SESE|Comments Off on Rang III Ardnacrusha Hydro Generating Station Tour

Visit of St. Flannan’s College Students and Scientists

We welcomed  Jack, Emer, Elise, Gavin and Eoin, students from St. Flannan's College, who visited our pupils to explain about their project, called Terra Star. With this project, they won third prize in the International NASA Ames space settlement design contest (most senior category).  TerraStar features a plan to 3D print a settlement in-situ in [...]

By |2019-05-24T08:39:40+01:00May 23rd, 2019|Celebrations, Discover Primary Science and Maths, News, Science, Visual Arts|Comments Off on Visit of St. Flannan’s College Students and Scientists

Global Citizenship – Marine Environment

As part of our efforts to obtain our 7th Green Flag, our Rang VI pupils, fully equipped,  ventured to Quilty Beach, where we cleaned the beach, collecting all types of rubbish and plastics. The renowned environmentalist, Carmel Madigan, taught our pupils about our  marine eco-systems and the work being done to save them. It was [...]

By |2019-05-16T20:11:51+01:00May 16th, 2019|News, Science, SPHE|Comments Off on Global Citizenship – Marine Environment

Circular Revolution | New Exhibition turning Marine Plastic into Art

A new art exhibition: ‘The Circular Revolution – Towards Zero’, involving Barefield N.S. and 11 other primary schools across Clare has been designed and curated by Carmel Madigan, a professional artist and founder of the Loop Head Summer Hedge School. As part of this Explorers Education Programme in Clare, our pupils created unique artworks from marine [...]