This week in Seomra Óisin, we have been learning about lines and angles in Maths. We have learned about different types of angles, for example; acute, obtuse, right, straight and reflex. This week, we were using our protractors for measuring and constructing angles. In history, we have looked at ‘Schools from the Past’. As a class, we researched some of the punishments, lessons and equipment used in different schools. We also began uncovering the Circulatory System in Science. We focused on the breathing system, discussing the different parts of the lungs, i.e. the diaphragm, trachea, intercostal muscles, bronchi, bronchiole and the alveoli. We also looked at how our bodies take in oxygen (02) and breathe out carbon dioxide...
Fifth class have been working very hard in the build-up to Halloween. We’ve been working on group projects about myths and legends. One myths we looked at was the Greek myth of Medusa, the tale of a young woman who had her hair turned to snakes. If anyone looked directly into her eyes, they were turned to stone! She was eventually beheaded by the warrior Persius…ouch! We also had a visit from our local community Garda who gave us a talk on safety over Halloween. We learned that many fireworks can be dangerous and can cause serious injury if not handled correctly. Fifth class would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe...
This blog was written by Chidinma Adikaibe. During the past six weeks in Seomra Plúirín Sneachta, we have learned lots of new things: In Maths, we have been learning about rounding, adding, subtracting, abacus’, 2D shapes and symmetry. Symmetry is when, for example, there is a circle and when cut in half, both sides look the same. So it’s basically a mirror image. Daily 5 is what we do when we come in from lunch. We have five groups where we do the following: reading, dictionary work, a writing activity and grammar. We do this everyday for about half an hour. After daily 5 we do English. So far, we have learned about synonyms and sometimes we watch news2day and take bullet points, which we later turn into full sentences, and finally news paragraphs. We use our ‘who, what, where, when and why strategies when doing this. Last but not least, we do Gaeilge. We usually do Gaeilge at the end of each day. The first thing we do is ‘ama’ and ‘clárama’ where we write down what the teacher calls out, for example; teacher calls out a time in Irish and we have to write it down! Then he makes it trickier by asking us subject questions like maths multiplication in Irish! That’s all for now from Seomra Plúirín Sneachta! Bye for now! Bonus: In Science, we’ve been learning about these three types of rocks; Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic…stay tuned to learn more! Chidinma...
We have had a very busy few weeks here in Ms. Carry’s 5th class. Before the midterm break we all researched and created projects based on our favourite myths and legends from all over the world. This was great fun and we really enjoyed presenting our projects to the other 5th classes in the Halla. We listened to each other telling the stories Cú Chulainn, Medusa, Oisín and Tír na nÓg, the Phoenix and many more interesting myths and legends from all over the world, including the myth Pineapple, which comes from the Philippines. This month we are learning all about our local environment and we have been examining maps of the locality and identifying all the changes which have occurred in this area over the years. In Science we are learning about different types of animals and classifying them into different groups including mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish. We have started reading our new class novel The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo and we are really enjoying it so far. Over the next few weeks we are starting to learn how to knit, which we are all really looking forward to. Slán go fóill!...
For the past 3 weeks the boys and girls in Seomra Phlúirín Sneachta have been having a wonderful time with Miss Fogarty, a trainee teacher from St Patricks College. We have done cool experiments in science to show how the stomach dissolves food and to show what foods contain fats. In geography, we made rain gauges to measure precipitation as well as creating water tornadoes! In history we learned all about WW1. This week we will be celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge so we’ve bee busy practising our song for the assembly…it’s been all go in Seomra Phlúirín...
We’ve had a very busy start to the new year in 5th class. Before the holidays we were learning how to knit. We all really enjoyed it and some of us even knitted presents for our families and friends. Since we came back we have been learning all about what life was like in ancient Egypt. We have researched and designed projects on daily Egyptian life, the Pyramids, Egyptian Gods, Pharaohs, Tutankhamen and hieroglyphics, which was the system of writing they used. We also used clay to engrave and paint our initials in hieroglyphics. We really enjoyed learning all about ancient Egypt and discovered some very interesting facts. We learnt that the ancient Egyptian civilisation lasted for more than 3000 years, longer than any other civilisation in human history. We also learnt that the ancient Egyptians are famous for the building of the Pyramids. The pyramids were built as the burial places of the Egyptian kings. We also had great fun in science this month learning about mixtures and solutions. We carried out the Lava Lamp experiment to show how oil and water do not mix so the molecules of the oil pull together when salt is added to form bubbles. ...
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