Rang a 5 (5th class) have been very excited coming back to school this September. We have already one month completed and we have been very busy. Many of our boys and girls have been taking part in the “Cumann na mBunscoil” Gaelic Football competitions recently and they have shown magnificent progress in all of their skills. The whole of 5th class have been learning about the Islamic celebration of “Eid Al-Adha”. The Muslim children in our classes shared stories of how they celebrate “Eid” and the whole class has become aware of the customs and traditions celebrated by Muslims. We also enjoyed a party where food was shared and traditional clothing was shown. Our class has also been very busy in all of our subjects. In Gaeilge (Irish), we have been playing games and having conversations in the language. In maths we have been revising addition and subtraction using big numbers, doing word problems and learning about shape and space. In English, we have completed our final drafts of our recount writing pieces and they are now hanging proudly in our classroom. That’s all for now. Slán 🙂 Seomra...
This month in 5th class we welcomed back our new bunch of eager students! They were delighted to be back…most of them anyway:) We have been having great fun experimenting with circuits in our science lessons. We learned that electricity flows through conductors such as copper and that electricity is supplied to our homes through the mains power supply. For our experiments, we built circuits in series and in parallel. We learned that electricity has only one path to follow in a series circuit but that it as two paths to follow in a parallel...
All the boys and girls in 5th Class, participated in the Write A book Project 2015. As part of this project, the children published their own books. They worked extremely hard for five whole weeks where they brainstormed, drafted their ideas, re-drafted, published and illustrated pictures for their books. The 5th Class teachers are very proud of the fantastic effort the children put into this project. The children themselves should be very proud of the individual books they wrote. Here are some of the end products: The children’s books were then sent to another school to be read and reviewed. The other schools wrote a book review on each of the books and chose two children from each class to win a Special Merit Award. We are sure that this was a very difficult task as the standard was so high. The chosen winners from each class are: Seomra Rós (Ms Scully’s Class): Naomi and Berina Seomra Phoipín (Mr Byrne’s Class): Edward and Emma Seomra Nóinín (Mr Meegan’s Class): Ella and Anna Watch out!!! The current 5th Class may be some of the famous Irish authors of the...
This week, as part of art week 2015 in Scoil Ghráinne, fifth class took a trip to the Hugh Lane gallery. We took the 39a into Dublin City centre and from there w were just a short stroll to the gallery on Parnell Square. The students of 5th class saw famous paintings such as Waterloo Bridge by Claude Monnet, Les Parapluies or The Umbrellas by Auguste Renoir and the Portrait of Eva Gonzales by Edouard Manet. We saw the reconstruction of Francis Bacon’s art studio from London. Every piece of the studio was taken (including the dust!) and set out exactly as the artist left it. We all really enjoyed our trip to the gallery and the sudntes appreciated the fine work on display. Below is an image of Les Parapluies or The Umbrellas by Auguste...
This week in 5th class we have been busy carrying out daily experiments and setting up our display on ‘evaporation‘ for Science Week 2015. As part of Science Week, the transition year students from Scoil Pobal Setanta visited out school and carried our some amazing experiments for the students of 4th and 5th class. There was imploding cans, green goo that was both a solid and a liquid! We even made our very own lava lamps using cooking oil and alka-seltzer! Take a look at the pictures...
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