Scoil Iósaif Naofa
Oranmore Boys NS
  Scoil Iósaif Naofa, Maree Rd, Oranmore
  info@oranmoreboysns.ie
  091 790312
Welcome to Ms. Conneely 5th Class
BloG
Our posts
Virtual Reality

Our school is extremely fortunate to have been selected to participate in a fabulous pilot project called 'Virtually Here' as part the immersive classroom project Galway 2020. 5th Class will be working with the Visual Artist JoJo Hynes to create virtual reality worlds. Jojo visited our classroom on Friday last week and led the class through different virtual reality worlds including a trip to China, a Diwali festival and even a flight through the sky from a birds eye view. Jojo will visit our classroom several times between now and June. Throughout the weeks the boys will begin to create their own virtual worlds with the use of a 360 degree camera. They are extremely excited to share their projects with other schools through the use of a conferencing tool on a Webex board provided by Cisco. Many thanks to Ms Mc Laughlin who applied for the project on the schools behalf and to the PDST for providing all the amazing equipment we will use in the coming weeks.

03 March 2020
Norman Castles

Over the past few weeks 5th class have been studying the Normans in History. We learned about how the Normans invaded Ireland and the places that they settled in. The Normans were excellent soldiers and were strategic in selecting locations that they could defend their colonies from. We examined different towns in Ireland where the Normans built their castles for example Athlone and Athenry. The most common feature Norman castles shared was a motte and bailey. We decided to work in groups and make models of Norman castles. Some boys chose to use lego and cardboard, while others presented their project digitally using minecraft. All in a all it was a very enjoyable and educational experience!

11 December 2019
Our posts
Virtual Reality

Our school is extremely fortunate to have been selected to participate in a fabulous pilot project called 'Virtually Here' as part the immersive classroom project Galway 2020. 5th Class will be working with the Visual Artist JoJo Hynes to create virtual reality worlds. Jojo visited our classroom on Friday last week and led the class through different virtual reality worlds including a trip to China, a Diwali festival and even a flight through the sky from a birds eye view. Jojo will visit our classroom several times between now and June. Throughout the weeks the boys will begin to create their own virtual worlds with the use of a 360 degree camera. They are extremely excited to share their projects with other schools through the use of a conferencing tool on a Webex board provided by Cisco. Many thanks to Ms Mc Laughlin who applied for the project on the schools behalf and to the PDST for providing all the amazing equipment we will use in the coming weeks.

03 March 2020
Norman Castles

Over the past few weeks 5th class have been studying the Normans in History. We learned about how the Normans invaded Ireland and the places that they settled in. The Normans were excellent soldiers and were strategic in selecting locations that they could defend their colonies from. We examined different towns in Ireland where the Normans built their castles for example Athlone and Athenry. The most common feature Norman castles shared was a motte and bailey. We decided to work in groups and make models of Norman castles. Some boys chose to use lego and cardboard, while others presented their project digitally using minecraft. All in a all it was a very enjoyable and educational experience!

11 December 2019