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Fourth Class 1 (Ms. Stone)

Welcome to our 4th Class page!

Please take a look at what we have been up to so far this year….



Orienteering Snake Walks

We have had so much fun learning and taking part in orienteering activities over the last two months in PE. We have learned how to orientate maps, identify symbols on maps and find objects in different locations by following instructions and reading maps. Last week we worked in groups to plan, design and create snake walks. We challenged other teams to complete our snake walks too. Take a look at our pictures to see which groups successfully completed our snake walks.





Here in 4th Class 1 we have been preparing for one of our favourite holidays, HALLOWEEN! We have been learning all about skeletons in Science. Did you know the longest bone in the human body can be found in your leg and is called a femur? We even did a skeleton dance and made our own skeletons with cotton buds! it was lots of fun.

In art we have been experimenting with mixing colours and creating shape with the way we use our paint brush. Take a look at our pumpkins and see if you can figure out what colours we mixed!


Last but not least we spent our last day before our midterm dressed up in our fantastic costumes!

We hope everyone has a very safe and happy Halloween!




Shape Hunt with Junior Infants

During Maths Week we helped Junior Infants with their Shape Hunt! Each child in our class partnered up with a child from Junior Infants and we went out to the garden. We asked the children lots of questions about colours, patterns and shapes. We also gave them lots of clues about where to find the shapes in the garden. All of the Junior Infant children did fantastic work and we thoroughly enjoyed helping them with their maths!



Math Trail for Maths Week

Today we completed a maths trail. We worked in pairs to complete lots of different word problems that we found around the yard. We used our RAVECCC strategy to help us answer all of the problems. It was so much fun. We can’t wait to go on another maths trail!


Maths Week 2018

This week we are taking part in Maths Week 2018. Here in 4th Class we have been collecting data from every class about their favourite active hobbies. We recorded this data using a tally and are currently graphing this data on bar graphs. Once we finish graphing our data we will interpret the results. Keep an eye out here for our finished graphs!


Reading Our Badger Reports to First Class

Yesterday several children from our class volunteered to read their badger and butterfly reports to first class. They also brought in pictures of the life cycle of a butterfly. First class were super at listening and were able to order the pictures of the life cycle after listening to our reports! We then had the opportunity to listen to some of the first class children read out their fox reports. We used our reading strategies and made lots of Connections to facts we already knew about our badger! We cannot wait to go into Ms. Brannigan’s class again!



Learning About Butterflies

In science we have learned all about the butterfly. We completed research on the iPads and used our reading strategy of Determining Importance to help us find important facts about a butterfly’s life cycle, diet, habitat and anatomy. We then recorded our facts in a report plan before writing our reports about butterflies.

Our science word wall now has a long list of new vocabulary that we have used in our reports. Here are just a few of our new words….

  • egg
  • hatches
  • caterpillar
  • molts
  • metamorphosis
  • chrysalis
  • pupa
  • emerges

Take a look at us learning all about the life cycle of butterfly and labeling the anatomy of a butterfly……


Super Reader!

Once of the boys in our class received a medal and certificate from his local library for taking part in their Summer Stars Reading Adventure. He visited a number of teachers and our principal to show them his awards! Great work!



Gardening with Patrick

When Patrick visited us he took us to the garden and taught us all about propagating plants. We took plant cuttings from a number of plants including lavender. Once we had all of our cuttings we returned to the classroom. Patrick showed us how to mix grit and compost to make the perfect soil for our cuttings and then we planted our seeds and cuttings. Keep an eye out in the garden for all of our new plants!

Skipping Workshop

We were lucky enough to have had the chance to take part in a skipping workshop. Our coach broke down the technique for us and we were able to skip forwards and backwards by the end of the session. Some of us (including Ms. Stone, Beata and Ms. Cunnigham!) used the skipping ropes as hurdles and jumped over these while also practicing our multiplication tables! We had lots of fun and cannot wait to practice these skills every Friday at lunchtime!