|5th class have had a very busy start to the year. We enjoyed a local history tour to Cloonakilla Graveyard and other points of local historical interest in September with Martin Curley. We created and designed maths games for the junior infant classes during Maths week, They were fantastic and cleverly put together. The infants thoroughly enjoyed their visit upstairs. We held a Mental Maths Competition daily. The overall winner for 5th class was Senan. Well done! We have created lovely pieces of art each week. We especially enjoyed our lesson based on the style of Tim Burton. We have been reading novels like The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Holes & There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom. Mrs. O’Rourke has resumed choir practice on Thursday afternoons. We are learning lots of fun songs like Beidh Aonach Amarach, Rocky Mountain & Sloop John B. She also visited our room to chat to us “as gaeilge”. We learned about the digestive system in science and have been learning about planting spring bulbs this week with the help of Gerry our caretaker .We are all looking forward to our Halloween break!|
5th class have had a busy third term so far and it’s only May! We have taken part in sports blitzes and competitions in soccer, Gaelic and basketball. French lessons with our tutor Emeline have been ongoing each week. The children created fabulous projects about World War 1. We have also enjoyed discussing our novels ‘Out of My Mind’ and ‘Ways to be Me.’
The children in Mrs Cronolly’s, Ms Cunniffe’s and Ms Dowling’s classes are taking part in weekly Cookery Classes. Classes have already begun, and so far the children have made Tortilla Pizzas, Wholemeal Scones and Sausage Rolls. In the coming weeks, the children will continue to learn how to make more healthy meals including pancakes for Pancake Tuesday. These classes link with the Procedural Writing strand that we are undertaking in English.
In Art, Valentines was this month’s theme and the pupils created very interesting and colourful displays using a variety of mediums.
In Geography , we researched and studied about France. We each put together an individual project which we presented to our classmates whilst enjoying an array of delicious typical French foods. We look forward to visiting the places we were learning about in summer 2022!
- Learning about the geography of Ireland-rivers, lakes, mountains and provinces
- Tag rugby sessions
- Gaelic coaching every Wednesday
- Tennis coaching every Friday
- Guided Reading with novels
- Creating dioramas, self portraits and various other cool art activities
- Presentation of group projects on The Aztecs
- Creating amazing Recounts and typing them up on the laptops for display
- Fun maths activities for Maths Week
- Fun, games and ice cream, along with meeting Olympian Aoife O’Rourke on Amber Flag/Active Flag Day
- Taking part in European Schools Sports Day
The children in Fifth Class created beautiful Arts and Crafts.
For the month of February, as part of our Active schools campaign we are going to take part in a February challenge called “Every Step Counts”. The main aim for the month is to get active. The first thing you need to do is print off the record sheet attached so that you can record the amount of steps you do each day. If you cannot record the exact number of steps that is fine just colour in the foot once you have completed your walk/run. If you miss a day then leave the foot blank. On Mondays, I will ask you to take a photo of your weekly steps & upload it to Seesaw. At the end of the month the steps from all the children & staff will be added up and the aim is that we will have walked enough kilometres to have reached a country in Europe. There is also an app called “Irish Life-My Life” which allows you to get steps for your local club-Clann na nGael. The club have already registered so if you would like to participate just log on to the app & follow the instructions to help them win prizes.(see photo below) Have lots of fun & remember every step counts🚶♀️🚶♂️ Miss P. Cunniffe.