Infants Maths Trails

The Scoil Íde Infant teachers were able to sit back and relax last Thursday as Sixth Class became the teachers for the morning. Using Maths Trails that they had written themselves the girls led the Infants around the school looking for Maths in the environment.

 We’re not sure but we think they enjoyed it.

We love Maths

Scoil Íde Perform at the Peace Proms!

On Friday the 17th of October the girls from 4th and 5th class in Scoil Íde joined hundreds of other children from different schools to sing as a choir along with the Cross Border Youth Orchestra of Ireland. A fantastic night was had by all!

Thank you very much to the girls of 4th and 5th class who worked very hard practising for their performance. Their hard work certainly paid off!

Scoil Íde Celebrated Tree Day 2014

To celebrate Tree Day 2014 on the 9th of October all the children of Scoil Íde went out to learn more about the trees in our school garden.

Classes made bark and leaf rubbings, painted tree pictures and went orienteering through the trees. Some class went on a leaf hunt!

Every year each class adopts a tree. Here are the trees that each class looks after for the year:

  • Junior Infants: The Oak Tree
  • Senior Infants: The Maple Tree
  • First Class:  The Beech Tree
  • Second Class: The Hawthorn Tree
  • Third Class: The Birch Tree
  • Fourth Class: The Cherry Tree
  • Fifth Class: The Oak Tree
  • Sixth Class: The Maple Tree

Maths News


Enter the “Maths Eyes Poster” competition by clicking here.

Closing date for all entries is  Friday 21st  November 2014.



On Monday October 13th sixth class walked to and from The Atlantaquarium in Salthill. They switched on their “Maths Eyes”. They saw many examples of mathematics in their environment. They saw numbers, lines, parallel lines, angles, shapes and patterns. Here are a few examples of what they saw through their Maths eyes.!




Sixth Class took part in an exciting Maths Trail at Galway Atlantaquarium on Monday October 13th.




Daily Maths question  for Maths Week. Have fun!


Question 1.There are two ropes that both take exactly 1 hour to burn from end to end. You are unable to cut the ropes. How can you burn the  two ropes in a total of 45 minutes?

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Question 2. A person who suffers from claustrophobia gets on a train. The train enters a tunnel just as it is leaving the station.

Where is the best place for him to sit?

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Question 3: If you toss a coin ten times and it lands heads up every time, what are the chances it will land heads up if you toss it again?

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Question 4: What is 1/2 of 2/3 of 3/4 of 4/5 of 5/6 of 6/7 0f 7/8 of 8/9 of 9/10 of 10,000?

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Question 5: Does a kilogram of feathers or a kilogram of bricks weigh more?

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Scoil Íde Rehearses for their Peace Proms Performance!

On Wednesday the 1st of October the 4th and 5th Scoil Íde girls brought their best singing voices to rehearsals in Leisureland for their Peace Proms concert.

On the night of the performance Scoil Íde will sing along with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and some of the country’s best musicians  led by Ireland’s top conductor Gearóid Grant.

Parents can buy tickets to the performance which will take place on Friday the 17th of October in Leisureland, Salthill at 8pm here.