Slick Tricks!!

     We had loads of fun doing this experiment and it was my favourite so far.Its called Slicks Tricks,Energy and Forces.If you want to try this at home here is what you need.You will need a 1kg weight,1 metre long piece of string and cooking oil.First we tied the string around the weight.Next we lifted the weight off the ground with one hand.Then we put the we put the weight down on the ground and rubbed a small bit of oil on our hands.And then we tried again to lift the the weight.We predicted that the string would snap!! But guess what? It didnt break but it was very hard to lift the weight.It was so slippery!The oil reduced the friction on the string.Experimented by 6th class.Written by Maria O Brien.

                                        Here is some pictures of us doing the experiment



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Testing For Starch!!

We had great fun doing this experiment. It was very interesting to see what foods had starch in them and which didn’t!! We found out that crackers have starch, cheese has starch, bread hasn’t got starch,apples have starch, pasta has a lot of starch, potatoes have starch, sugar has starch, salt has starch, plastic does not have starch and tissue does not have starch. We had to use a very dangerous poison called iodine. Here are some pictures to show you what we got up to: By Jack Cronin 6th Class

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Ireland’s Fastest Feet

1st, 2nd and some of 3rd class are busy training for Ireland’s Fastest Feet. On Thursday 20th October 20 children will go to Belleek Athletics Track to participate in a qualifier for “Ireland’s Fastest Feet” as part of a “Sports Development Day” in Belleek in conjunction with Active Communities Network and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The competition is open to boys and girls aged 7 and 8 years. The competition consists of a 10/20 metre timed race and entry is free. Who will have Culleen’s Fastest Feet? Best of luck everyone.

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Science Fair

Last Thursday Culleens school was a hive of activity as our budding scientists were emersed in lots of different activities . Declan Holmes from Science Ireland came to the school to help organise a science fair. He intrigued the fifth and sixth classes with an hour long show demonstrating activities on forces , magnetism ,sound ,light . After break we set up in the hall . We had 10 stations of activities

image image image image image image image image image image image image imageand 5 th and sixth shared their newly acquired knowledge with all the pupils from infants to fourth. Declan also did a 20 minute show in each room. Here are some photos of the day .

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4th class Trip to Céide and Art Centre.


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First day/ First day back

Here are the Juniors and Senior Infants working hard, making new friends and having lots of fun.

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Junior Infants Homework

Dear Parents,

Junior Infant home work starts next Monday. Below are some useful links. If you have any problems please feel free to contact your childs class teacher.

Good luck and have fun!

Jolly Phonics Website

Jolly Phonics Songs

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Friday 30th September

Children and teachers can dress up in green and red on Friday. We are also hosting a coffee morning from 9.30am and 12pm we will have our big draw. Tickets are available from the school for €10 each. There are some great prizes so please support.

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Up Mayo!

We want to wish Mayo the best of luck on Saturday the 1st of October as they take on Dublin again for the All Ireland Football Final replay in Croke Park. Kick off is at 5pm. Let’s hope Mayo will lift the Sam Maguire cup.
Have a look at Mr Duffy and his brother Mark rapping “In the Name of Mayo” to get you in the spirit of the match. The second video features 5th class.

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The Nicky Rackard Cup

The Nicky Rackard Cup (often referred to as the Rackard Cup) is the third-highest senior inter-county championship overall in hurling. On Satursday 4th June Mayo claimed victory over Armagh (1-15 2-16) to win the cup. We were lucky to have a chance to see the cup in September.

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