5th Class Scratch Projects

scratchbloglogoScratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.

Students from Miss Leamy’s  5th class have been creating Scratch Projects. Follow the links below to see the projects completed to date.


Creeper’s Home https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/130682260/

Bake the Cake https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/127577913/

Save the Carrot https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/132626708/

Creeper’s Quiz https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/139672393/

Just Doodle!  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/146262165/

Learn how to use Scratch!    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/149041599/

Can Cats Fly?    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/156974563/

Ruby https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/122463527/

Adam  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/125249852/

Niall  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/129473035/

Molly  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/129472486/

Daniel   https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/134397269/

Roisin   https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/134396947/

Ciara    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/134396526/

Grace   https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/139493084/

Megan  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/139493966/

Shona https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/144168416/

Ross https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/143723331/

Katie https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/143722064/

Tadhg  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/149046243/

Robert  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/149045995/

Martha  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/149046624/

Marie  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/153804087/

Zoe   https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/153803481/

Kerrianne   https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/153804577/

Orla    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/162392587/

Emma    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/162392202/

Lea    https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/162391616/


National Schools Gala 2017

National Schools Gala 2017

On Sunday 12th February, I took part in the National Schools swimming finals. These took place in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. I was competing in the 50m backstroke final against 83 other competitors. My entry time to the race was 42.80 secs, and I was really hoping to break 40 seconds in the finals. The build up to the actual race was quite long; I did my warm up at half past two and was not scheduled to race until quarter past five, so there was a lot of hanging around and trying to stay focused.

After my warm up I ate some carbs and protein for energy. When we were called for the race I went to the holding area, there were 9 heats and I was swimming in heat 4. My club teammates and I were all swimming in this event and we all gave each other encouragement and helped each other stretch. When the time came to go to the starting blocks, I started to get butterflies in my stomach. I knew I had to get a good start, and when the starter’s buzzer went, I took off.

When I came up from under the water, I knew I had a good start. My turn at 25m was one of the best I had done, but we had spent a lot of time practising it in training. I was a full body length ahead of the next person so I just swam as fast as I could to keep my lead. I touched the wall and looked up at the scoreboard to see I had swam the race in 37.2 secs and knocked almost 6 secs off my personal best.

I had to wait to see how all the other heats went as medals were only for the fastest three swimmers overall. I was so happy to see that even though I did not get a medal I came 10th out of 84. It was better that I could have imagined, but now I have to get back to practice and hopefully reach the qualifying times for the National Division Two gala later this year.

Eva N

6th Class

TSI in 5th class

During October and November our class did a program called TSI for 6 weeks.

T.S.I stands for Transactional Strategies Instruction. We did it three times a week for six weeks. It was to develop our reading strategies such as making predictions and connections and to widen our vocabulary.

In this program we took on the role of the Leader, Strategist or a Questioner.

If you got the role of being the Leader, you had to get the folder with your equipment in it and the books. You also had to decide how much of the book you were going to read that day.

If you got the role of being the Strategist you had to ask the children about their predictions, connections and visualising before, during and after reading.

If you got the role of being the Questioner you had to ask the children in your group if they had any questions about the chapter. These questions could have the answers in the text or we might have to discuss amongst ourselves.

 As a whole group we filled in our vocabulary sheets and used coding in the novels to mark our predictions/questions.

Each group was given a different novel to read. The novels we read were called ‘Mr. Stink’ by David Walliams, ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar and ‘Who’s a Big Bully Then?’ By Michael Morpurgo.

We learned lots of new skills in TSI.

Holes: This book is about a boy who goes to juvenile prison and has to dig holes to learn his lesson. The holes were 5 feet deep and 5 feet wide.

Mr Stink: This book is about a girl that meets a tramp called Mr. Stink. She becomes best friends with him and invites him to stay in her shed.

Who’s a big bully then? : This is a book about a boy that is being bullied by Darren. He dares Darren to go into a field and pet the bull but it doesn’t go so well.

Some comments from our class

TSI was great fun and helped me to read longer words.”

“I thought TSI was great fun and helped me to practice my reading strategies.”

“I learned how to make connections and visualise. It was a great help.”

“I got to read a book I hadn’t read before and it was called Holes by Louis Sacher.”

“The books were all really interesting.”

“I thought it helped working together and talking to each other.”

“We got to learn lots of really interesting things about the past when I read Holes.”

“I thought TSI got more people into reading books and learning different strategies.”

By 5th Class A

Caragh NS – U11 Camogie Champions

U11 Camogie Team 2016

The winning U11 team

On Thursday 13th of October the Caragh U11 camogie team went to Raheens GAA to play a blitz. There were 5 teams attending, the teams were Caragh, Robertstown, Gaelscoil Chill Dara, Sallins and Ardclough.

Our first match was against Sallins which we won and Leah Mcgovern scored. In our second match we were against Robertstown, the people that scored were Leah and Sarah Mcgovern and Maeve Magner and which gave us another win. The third match was against Gaelscoil Chill Dara, Maeve Magner, Sarah and Leah Mcgovern scored and we continued our winning streak. In the fourth match we were successful again with another win against Ardclough, Grace Shields, Sarah Mcgovern and Martha scored.

Next we found out that we were into the final and we were against Sallins. We were both nervous and excited. The players that scored were Leah and Sarah Mcgovern and Maeve Magner. It was our toughest match so far but we fought hard and were successful in the end. We ended the day with the whole team walking back to the school with our heads held high and the winning cup in our hands. I was delighted and honoured to be picked as captain for the day. It was a great achievement to represent Caragh National School for the U11 camogie team. Congratulations to everyone to that participated in this event, and many thanks to Ms. Greville and Ms. Losty for organising it and for training us during the year.

By: Maeve

U11 Camogie blitz 2016

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Leinster Blitz


Leinster Blitz

By Orlagh F.

This year after attending trials for the Kildare U- 12 county team, I was selected to go through. Competition was hard as there was a lot of talented girls from all over the county looking for a position on the team.  The teams trained on Sunday morning at 9.15am until 11am  and matches took place midweek.

Unfortunately for me, I broke my wrist nearing the end of our first match meaning I could no longer play for a while but I continued to train and commit to the team.

On the 17th of September we had a day of matches. Teams from all over the country attended and competed to try and win the under12s leinster blitz.

Most counties put in three teams in three different divisions, the Kildare panel had a team in division 3, division 2 and division 1 of which I was captain.

On the day of the blitz everyone including the managers and parents were very nervous for the day ahead.

Our first match was taking place at 10:00 am, so we started our warm up at around 9:00am.

So then came the time our first match was against Dublin, from the start it was a close game but the Lilywhites beat the dubs. Next we played Longford. That was an easy enough match since we were very fit from training all year round. After that came the Wexford yellowbellies trying to beat us, they were a good side but not good enough.

That was it, we were in the final up against Meath. Nerves started to kick in but we got there in the end. There was a big crowd watching us and cheering both sides on. The final whistle went, that was it all of our training in snow, storms, hailstones and the odd bit of sun had paid off!

The whole squad was roaring, chanting and hugging anyone and everyone around them. We got presented the cup and I made my speech as captain.

Everyone who was there had a wonderful day, we had played lovely football and won what we have worked very hard for every Sunday morning!


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