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Fifth Class 2 (Ms. K Judge)

 

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December

December has been a very short month, it absolutely flew by! This month has been all about practising for our Christmas play – learning lines, rehearsals and sewing our own soldier belts. Everyone put a huge amount of effort into the production and the hard work really paid off. You can watch our play below, we hope you enjoy it! When we weren’t rehearsing, we were tackling the difficult subject of Fractions in Maths, completing a Christmas story writing workshop with the author Anthony Garvey and learning lots of An Nollaig vocabulary in Gaeilge.

Well done to everyone in the class for all their work in 2021, it was a very busy term and everyone enjoys a nice break. Happy Christmas everyone!

 

November

November kicked off with some awards going to all the children who reached their Accelerated Reading targets, and to Zach and Gabriele for their great work during Maths Week. We had a few sessions of GAA which everyone loved, and started Zumba classes with Audrey. These classes ended with a dance competition, where the class made up their own amazing dances. Audrey and I were very impressed with the routines the children came up with, well done! On November 9th, ten members of the class took part in Gaeilge 24, where they raised money and made a huge effort to speak Gaeilge all day – maith sibh gach duine!

A big highlight of the month was the finale of Marathon Kids, which we ran in the park. Over the last 8 weeks the children have run or walked a total of 42.195km – a very impressive achievement! Well done to everyone, I hope you all try to keep up the great fitness you’ve built up.

 
Here are some of the other things we did in November:
Literacy: Narrative writing and the novel Warhorse
Gaeilge: An Scoil
STEM: Sound Experiments, Website creation with HTML, 2D shapes, Lines & Angles
History: World War 1
Geography: Europe
PE: Zumba, GAA

Art: WW1 art & play props

Well done to November award winners Fagr, Hayley & Oisín!

October

What a busy month October was! We kicked off the month with Marathon Kids – a programme 5th class are participating in to run the distance of a marathon over 8 weeks. The effort levels have been fantastic so far so keep up the hard work! During Maths week (October 18th-22nd) we had some fun maths lessons indoors and took part in a really challenging maths trail around the school astro. Jersey/pyjama day was on October 15th and our class raised €56 for Make a Wish Foundation. We finished the half term with a great dress up day where everyone was positively spooky! I hope everyone has a great mid term, see you all in November!
Here’s some of the other things we did this month:
Literacy: Recount writing, narrative writing and the novel Warhorse
Gaeilge: Mo Theach
STEM: Fungus (Yeast, Mould & Mushrooms), Coding with Scratch, Long Division, Code breaking & code making, Izak 9 cubes (more info here www.izak9.com)
History: 15th & 16th Century Ireland
Geography: Britain
PE: Orienteering, Outdoor Activities
Music: Ska and Dancehall music & dance (from Jamaica)
Art: Roy Lichenstein & Dia Del Muerto
Marathon Kids – Day 1

Comhghairdeas to October’s merit award winners – Grace, Adam and Luca.

September

It was lovely to have everyone back in September after a great summer break. We got stuck into work straight away and have been very busy with lots of fun activities! Here’s a snippet of what we’ve been up to this month.

Literacy: Recount writing and the novel Warhorse
Gaeilge: Mé Féin
STEM: Green Schools, Electricity, Coding, Place Value, Data and Multiplication
History: The Industrial Revolution
PE: Basketball, Volleyball and Orienteering
Art: Johannes Vermeer

A huge well done to September’s merit award winners – Caroline, Ruairí and Liam!