Science Week 2020

We marked ‘Science Week’ from Monday 9th to Friday 13th November last week.  We are presently working towards the Discover Primary Science Plaque of STEM Excellence which is awarded to schools in recognition of their extensive work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  

There were many Science activities in all classes during ‘Science Week’ this year including; science experiments, science shows, Mad Scientist Crazy Hair day, our virtual Science Showcase and much more. 

Please see a snapshot of some of the Science activities in the classes during Science Week 2020.

1st Class explored shadows in the school yard. 

2nd Class created a chemical reaction during the Fizzy Colours experiment. 

3rd Class explored floating and sinking of different stones and how a plasma ball reacts to sound and touch. 

4th Class made “Elephant toothpaste” 

5th Class completed the Chromatography and Milk Rainbow experiment. Also, they explored how plants absorb water and made butter.  

More Science Week photos to follow soon……..

Sensory Garden Update

Sensory Garden Mr Walsh (Junior) has been doing some amazing work on our new Sensory Garden recently. He has enlisted the help of our 6th Class who completed some Trojan work. As you can see from the sneak preview below, our Sensory Garden is taking shape nicely! Stay...

Space Week 2020

We marked 'Space Week' from Monday  5th October to Friday 9th October last week.  We are presently working towards the Discover Primary Science Plaque of STEM Excellence which is awarded to schools in recognition of their extensive work in Science, Technology,...

Knockskeagh receive Primary Science and Maths Award

Our school has just received its eighth ‘Award of Science and Maths Excellence’. We are extremely proud of this award, as it once again recognises the work done in Science & Maths throughout the school. Congratulations to all staff and pupils who participated in...

Knockskeagh awarded its 6th Green Schools Flag

Green Schools Flag Last week, we received our 6th  Green Flag for our school. This flag was for Global Citizenship; Litter and Waste.  This theme enables schools to discover how their work positively influences our global community. We worked very hard in several...

Step One: Science

Experiment One Strand: Living Things Class: 2nd Class Activity: Mini Beast HuntExperiment Two Strand: Energy and Forces Class: Senior Infants Activity: MagnetsExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava LampExperiment Four...

Step Two: Technology

IPads Our school uses iPads for two classes per week per class group from Junior Infants to 6th class! Each class uses the IPads to; access information for project work, access an abundance of different programs or play educational games. They really are a fantastic...

Green Schools Award 2020

We were delighted to hear that we received our 6th Green Flag this year for our work in Global Citizenship: Litter and Waste. The theme enables schools to discover how their work positively influences our global community. Our main aims and results when working...

Engineers Week 2020

We marked 'Engineers Week' from Monday 2nd March to Friday 6th March this year.  We are presently working towards the Discover Primary Science Plaque of STEM Excellence which is awarded to schools in recognition of their extensive work in Science, Technology,...

Knockskeagh General Election

We held our very own general election in February 2020 this year.Each 6th class member was assigned a candidate in the Cork South West general election. The morning begun with all 6th class canvassing the school yard! Then they moved onto their speeches in the school...

1st Class Exploring Shadows

2nd Class Fizzy Colours Experiment

3rd Class Floating Stone Experiment and Plasma Ball Reactions

4th Class made Elephant Toothpaste

5th Class Chromatography and Milk Rainbow Experiment, exploration of water absorption of plants and butter making.

Mad Scientist Crazy Hair Day

Latest News

Active Flag Homework

Active Flag Homework

As part of our ongoing Active Flag application process, we commenced PE Homework for all pupils in the school today....

read more
Active Flag Initiatives

Active Flag Initiatives

As part of the Active Flag , we practice some of the following initiatives to promote regular physical activity in our...

read more