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Podcasting in Rang VI

This year in Rang VI we decided to do some Podcasting. We started by making a Word of the Day Podcast. We posted on a platform called SoundCloud. Three pupils per day participate in creating the podcast – two presenters and a sound engineer. We use Audacity to record the podcast. We also occasionally use the Garageband App. We did a special Podcast featuring
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2nd Class Maths Trail

Last week second class went outside to do a maths trail as part of maths week. During computers they worked in pairs to write a couple of sentences about the trail. We did a maths trail. The easiest bit was the table tops. We thought the front yard was the most fun. By Conor + Oisín D We did strides around the track we
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Horses Video

Our Literacy Group in The Glen were learning about Horses and we read a story about them. In the story we learned some new vocabulary about horses. We decided to write our own story about horses, but instead of writing the story down, we decided to make a movie of our story. Everyone in the group contributed to the story and we edited it
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Internet Safety

On Thursday November 12th, as well as a talk on Healthy Eating, we also had a talk in the school hall on Internet Safety for parents. This is an important topic for parents to be informed about and parent and IT professional Debbie Woodward gave an excellent presentation to parents. The presentation covered areas such as Social Networks (Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Messenger), Online
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Oxford Reading Tree App

Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) is one of the reading schemes we use in the school for supplementary readers. With systematic phonics at its heart and ORT’s well-loved characters, it is a graded reading scheme which builds on the skills and vocabulary learned by reading books in previous levels. There is now an iPad/Android app called “Read With Biff, Chip and Kipper”. This app is
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Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was held in the Radisson Hotel on Friday night and was a great success. It was really fantastic to see such a large group of parents, staff, friends and people from the local community supporting a new initiative. Lots of people spoke very positively about the night. A huge “Well Done” to the group of parents who organised the event
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Boston Tea Party

A group of parents have been busy organising a fundraising Boston Tea Party for September 19th in the Radisson Hotel. Funds raised from the Boston Tea Party will be used to update the IT equipment which will be used throughout our school in all classrooms. It promises to be a great night out and all for a good cause – so all the children of Ransboro School
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A better future for all the world’s children

Children in 5th  class Ransboro did a project on the theme “A better future for all the worlds’ children.” We worked in groups of two, each group selecting a country that Irish Aid assists. We thought about, talked through and researched the particular country of our choice. We examined the eight millennium development goals in detail. We paid particular attention to goals which combat
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Michael Morpurgo’s novels

In 5th class we formed three groups and we read and analysed three novels simultaneously by Michael Morpurgo; The Butterfly Lion, Why the Whales Came and Kensuke’s Kingdom. We selected our favourite images, metaphors, phrases and interesting words. We explored common themes in Morpurgo’s novels, such as friendship with animals, relationship between young and old, care of the natural environment, war, overcoming obstacles, maritime
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Debating

In Fifth class we have been involved in debating for the past few months and have enjoyed it very much .It was a fun way to read and research topics like the benefits of homework, climate change, use of iPads in the class and charity begins at home. There were six on our debating team; three speakers, a chairperson and two time keepers, though
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