Hi everyone and welcome to 4th class in Seomra Chormac!
We’ve had a very busy few months since returning in September. We spent a lot of our time preparing for the Intel Mini Scientist Competition which was held in our school on Friday the 24th November. We entered seven science projects from our class. They were ‘The Effect of Liquids on Plants’, ‘Does Sun Cream Protect Your Skin?’ ‘How to Make Cardboard’, ‘What Makes Your Teeth Weak?’, ‘How to Make a Rainbow’, A Cloud in a Jar’ and the winning entry from Scoil Ghráinne, ‘The Effect of Liquids on Bones’’. A huge amount of preparation went into the projects, such as sourcing the materials for the experiments, doing the experiments, recording the results, compiling a booklet, creating display posters and preparing their presentations for the judges. The three judges commented on how well prepared the children were and how confidently they spoke on the day when presenting their projects. They also commended the children for how well they answered the questions they were asked. We want to wish Grace, Domas, Sabir and Samuel the best of luck with ‘Bendy Bones’ in the Regional Finals in the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown on Friday 8th December.
We have been learning about the body. We discussed the different bones in the body. We also learned about our organs and their function. We found some of the information a little bit disgusting, such as, your stomach muscles squash your food until it is a creamy pulp but we also learned some very interesting facts too, such as, the liver is the largest organ in the body.
This year we are learning all about Cycling Safety. So far we’ve learned how to complete three safety checks before cycling; a helmet check, a clothes check and a bike check. In our first session in the yard we learned how to make the correct signal when turning left or right and also how to make an emergency stop. We are very excited about what the next couple of weeks have in store for us in Cycling Safety.
We are also enjoying G.A.A. this year. We learned how to make a hand pass in our first session and are looking forward to learning lots of skills such as soloing, kick passing etc. in the rest of the sessions this year.
We’re currently learning about writing to socialise and how to write letters. Ms. Woods is organising pen pals for us in a school in Firhouse and we are very excited about sending them a letter and receiving their reply. We’ll keep you all updated on how we get on.
That’s all for now,