St. Kilian’s Junior School was awarded
The Plaque of Excellence at the STEM Awards
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023
We have been awarded the Plaque of Excellence for 2023.
Well done to all the pupils and staff and thank you to Ms. Lagan for coordinating all the STEM work at school.
Our Science work is always fun.
Strand Living Things: 1. Hedgerow/Habitat investigations
2. Woodies Budding Gardeners Challenge
See our science work on living things here
Strand Materials: 1. Junior Infants made butter. They put milk into closed containers, they danced and shook the containers until the milk turned to butter.
2. Second Class work with sweets, this was a yummy challenge!
See our science work on materials here
Strand: Energy and Forces:
Second Class made marble runs with a variety of recycled materials, they tested their constructions to see how fast the marbles went through. See our energy and forces work here
Strand: Environmental Awareness and Care:
Children have been busy all winter caring for and feeding our native birds.
We love to keep our school grounds neat and clean, we had fun during our litter picking day.
see details of both initiatives here
Space Week 2022
St. kilian’s Junior School took part in space week in October 2022. See second class making their rockets here
We use Technology every day
On Safer Internet Day on 7th February, we revised our four online safety rules. WebWise sent us bracelets so that we were reminded to talk to our parents at home about staying safe online. more details here
Second Class used their technology skills to “Teach the Teacher”, details here
Many children across all classes in the school took part in hour of code. see photos here
Many children were presented with Hour of code certificates
St Kilian’s Junior School uses Raz kids, a graded online reading scheme for every pupil. We have read thousands of online books since last September, both at school and at home.
Our visiting Engineer, Tom Murray, facilitates our Engineering week workshops for second class each year. This year he visited the school on 8th March and brought kits for all second class children to help them make circuits. He also judged our whole school engineering competition. Congratulations to Ms. Black’s Class who won the competition. See details of our Engineering work here.
We have an ongoing lego initiative in the school see our work below
We showcase our maths eyes work by presenting our posters to other classes. We show other children our coding work and buddy up with other children in the computer room to share our skills. We display our science work for our parents whenever possible.
See our STEM showcase here
We work hard at Maths at St. Kilians, we love Maths!
We use our maths as part of our stem work, below we measure the depth of soil for planting and create piecharts and bar graphs to represent our data.
We went on a maths trail around the school. we used our science skills to help us with maths. See photos here
We play maths games frequently at school, especially during Maths Week, we love our maths games, see details here