4th class have had a very busy start to the year. We embarked on a local history tour to Meehambee Dolmen in September with Martin Curley. We demonstrated our excellent mathematical skills during Maths week with Saibh, Gabriella, Jake, Misha and Cathal reaching the final before Cathal became the overall winner. We have created lovely pieces of art each week. We have been reading novels like Under the Hawthorn Tree, Charlotte’s Web and the Twits. We wrote fantastic recounts trying to include as many wow words and rich vocabulary as we could. Mrs. O’Rourke did a ‘Talk About’ competition with us in Irish and Cerys was the overall winner. We have focused on games in PE and really improved our skills across a range of sports. We created models of the lungs in science and have been learning about the many different forces at play in the world this week. We have also been learning about the counties and rivers of Ireland in geography. We have well earned our Halloween break. Oíche Shamhna shona daoibh.
In 4th class we have really enjoyed participating in STEAM. We brainstormed the possible solutions/ alternatives to fuel-powered vehicles. Next we sketched ideas and then made sustainable boats. We tested the buoyancy of the boats in the water before making any changes.
We have been learning about Ireland in the 18th Century in History. We wrote about the Penal Laws and the life and achievements of Daniel O’Connell.
We painted beautiful summer meadows in Art. We used a range of different items to paint such as pipe cleaners, lollipop sticks and our fingers for the flowers.
We participated in a scavenger hunt in PE as part of our outdoor and adventure strand. It was great fun!
This term 4th class were learning about Italy in Geography. In our pods we completed group projects about Italy. We each had a role within the group and a specific Italian topic to research. We completed informative and eye-catching projects and presented our class mates with an oral report summarising our research.
We were focusing on procedural writing in English. We made some mouth-watering pizzas in our pods and wrote up the recipe as part of our procedural writing. We had specific headings and language we had to include and used checklists to self-assess our work. Of course, we got to eat the pizzas too!
In Art, we were looking at the print-making strand. We watched a video online and used paper and scissors to create our own custom made stencils. We then used sponges to create prints using these stencils.
4th class have been working very hard this term so far and we have had lots of fun!
We visited Meehambee Dolmen as part of our Local History. Martin Curley was our tour guide. He taught us lots of interesting facts. We learnt about the history of our local area and where the old post office and barracks were.
European Sports Day
We had great fun completing lots of challenges against our teacher, Mr. Connolly. We played an enjoyable game of football rounders and practised our basketball skills too!
So far this term we have participated in tennis and tag rugby lessons, practised improving our running technique and skills in football and basketball.
We have lots of wonderful Art on show in our classroom. We experimented with warm and cold colours with pastels when drawing autumn leaves, created monsters for Halloween and we even created a new costume for Mr. Stink!
Our Nature Walk.
The Fourth Class children created beautiful Art!