Lego Robotics – 3rd Class


NB: Apologies for the delay.  There has been a problem with our school blog which I have been trying to solve with the help of the Schools’ Broadband Helpdesk.

Homework task explained:

  • How water comes into our homes – explain how water gets from rivers and lakes into our homes and what happens to the water along the way.
  • Problem – explain what problem happens during this journey that your team set about fixing.
  • Solution – explain how your team came up with the solution to this problem.
  • What we learned – write about what you feel your team has learned (about water, working in a team, engineering/design and anything else that you’ve learned).
  • The water cycle – this is to give some background information about water.
  • Water conservation – write about water conservation in a simple way to show you understand what it is.
  • How your project solution will improve water conservation (e.g. fixing leaks so there is less waste)
  • Engineering and our project – a simple explanation of engineering for children and about our class visit from an engineer

Team members and their tasks:

Ruth – Problem

Claudia – How water comes into our homes

Thomas – The Water Cycle

Daragh – Solution

Emilian – Engineering

Jack T – What we learned

Philip – Water conservation


Jack R – Problem

Zara – water conservation

Conor S – Engineering

Conor F – The water cycle

Ella – Water conservation

Emma – What we learned

Cian – How water comes into our homes

Oisin – Solution


Caoilinn – Water conservation – how our project helps

Sylwester – The water cycle

Ciara – Water conservation – a simple explanation

Timmy – What we learned

Sally – How water comes into our homes

Ryan T – Water conservation – how our project improves things

Meave – Solution

Rory – Problem


Erica – Solution

Aoife – What we learned

Ryan F – the water cycle

Alex – Engineering

Jamie – How water comes into our homes

Jennifer – Problem

Róisín – Water conservation – a simple explanation of what this is

Luke – Water conservation – how our project idea helps conserve water


Important Note:  This does not have to be typed out.  You are doing the research now and making some notes.  You can either handwrite it or type it when you have found some information.


Useful websites for research:

First Lego League Jr official website:

World Book Online Encyclopedia:

Irish Water:

Search Engine: 

You can email any information (text or pictures) that you wish to use in your project to:






Rainforest Research – Junior FLL 2017/SESE

Click on these links to carry out your research into the Amazon Rainforest:

Information about the four storeys of the rainforest – focus on South America – find out more about the animals that live in the different storeys of the Amazon Rainforest.  Remember, your animal has to share its habitat with the bee so keep to land and air, not rivers please.  If you have any questions, you can email them or post  them to the project padlet.

Scoilnet – Rainforest Research Link

DK Findout – Rainforest research link

Make a note of your findings or upload images on our class rainforest projects padlet by clicking here: 3rd Class Rainforest Projects Padlet


Fractions Task – 3rd Class

Step 1: Watch this short video from Khan Academy about fractions:

Note to parents: If this clip is not displaying on your PC, you may need to download the free software FlashPlayer at Download Adobe FlashPlayer here.  If you’re using an iPad, you will need to install an app reader for Flash e.g. Photon Flash Video Player.

Step 2: Next, click on this link to watch this short clip about fractions and have fun playing the fractions games here:

BBC Bitesize Fractions Introduction with games 

Step 3: Let us know what you have learned by adding to the class fractions padlet here:

3rd Class Fractions Padlet


Task 3

For today’s flipped lesson, you are going to make your own paper airplane at home.  Please bring your finished airplane into school tomorrow and we will try them out!  To begin, you will need: 1 x A4 sheet of paper.  You can pause the video or replay it to allow you time to create your airplane.  Have fun!

If you’re having any problems viewing this video on this page, you can watch it here:   Please make sure you get your parent’s permission before watching this on YouTube.

Task 2

Here’s the link to our class padlet on Aviation History for today’s flipped lesson:

Task 1

Please look through this video.  We will be doing activities based on it in class.  If you’ve any questions, write them down and we will discuss them tomorrow.