Welcome to Fourth Class (2)
You are all very welcome to the Fourth Class (2) page of our school website. Make sure to check out our page regularly to keep up-to-date with the various day-to-day activities of our class.
Important Items to Note:
- Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday for the months of November and December.
- If you have any empty large yogurt cartons with plastic lids at home can you bring them in for science.
- Our annual Parent Teacher Meetings are taking place on November 25th, 26th and 27th.
Term one has so far been very busy for us. Below you will see a snapshot of some of the activities that we have been getting up to since we started back to school in September.
Irish Dancing: A new half-term and a new strand in PE! This term we will be covering the dance strand as part of PE. We will be completing a block of Irish Dancing lessons which will be followed by a block of Zumba. Here we are learning some new Irish Dancing steps.
Coding: In October we started our weekly coding sessions with Trevor and Ailbhe. These sessions will continue into November. We have been learning all about programming using Scratch and have been fortunate enough to use the new Chromebooks that were purchased during the summer months.
Maths Week: October 21st – 25th was Maths Week. We completed a number of maths related activities throughout the week and incorporated our learning in maths into as many different subject areas as possible. Below are some photographs of us taking part in a maths trail in the junior playground and of us completing some artwork on lines and angles.
Croke Park: A huge congratulations to the HCNS GAA team who got through to the Cumann na mBunscoil finals and won in Croke Park on October 22nd. We were very fortunate to have four members of our class play on the team. We couldn’t have been prouder of the boys on the day! Maith sibh!
Rathmines Library: On the 24th of October the children from fourth class 1 and 2 went to Rathmines Library where we got to meet well known author, Oisín McGann. Oisín talked to us about his work as author and illustrator and spoke about his new book ‘Race the Atlantic Wind’ which we had been reading in class. A number of children became new members on the day and we got to take a selection of books home with us.
March Against Climate Change: We took to the streets on Friday, 20th September to campaign against climate change. The day before the march we made posters and had a discussion about the harmful effects that climate change is having on our planet. Have a look at a sample of our posters.
PE – Outdoor and Adventure: In PE for the months of September and October we will be covering the Outdoor and Adventure strand. Here are some pictures of us carrying out some orienteering activities in our classroom. We had to work in pairs marking symbols on a control card to figure out a hidden message. In our following lesson we had to create our own plans of the junior playground. It was very difficult to get the hang of creating a map from a birds-eye view but we think we did pretty well.
PE – GAA: We are extremely lucky to have our very own GAA coach, Jonathan working with us for a block of GAA sessions. Jonathan has been teaching us all the skills to become great GAA players and we have also been exploring the importance of good sportsmanship. On the pitch we make sure we play as a team and don’t leave anyone out. At the end of every session we shake hands with the opposing side and all have fun regardless of the result. Here are a few photos of us in action.