This week, nine sessions of guitar lessons, culminated in a most entertaining performance by the children of fourth class. They strummed, sang and danced to entertain their parents and other classes. They did their teachers, including Mr. Nea their guitar instructor, very proud. Special thanks to the PTA for funding the lessons.
As part of Science Week we investigated materials and how they change. We separated cream into a solid (butter) and liquid (buttermilk) by shaking it in a different containers. The single cream worked best for us in the glass jar. We enjoyed our butter on crackers.
We had great fun celebrating Science Week!
Fourth class were extremely busy today celebrating one of our favourite authors - Roald Dahl. To mark this special day, we completed a team quiz on the author. We also picked our favourite book written by Roald Dahl and in groups drew a picture to represent the book cover.
We really enjoyed being a part of this special day!
Today, the children of both fourth and fifth class had their school tour. They went to Rathbeggan Lakes, in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. From the moment we got on the bus, everyone's excitement took over and we knew we had an excellent day in store. The children were able to complete a wide range of activities. They completed a heritage walk which focused on the Stone Age. The children were able to visit Baileys & Moates as well as Crannógs which brought what we have learnt in History to real life. The children were also given the opportunity to go on the paddles boats on the lakes and try and keep their balance in the water rollers. After lunch we visited the playground, pet farm and an array of bouncy castles. Its safe to say we all really enjoyed our day!
The children of fourth class participated in guitar lessons for the past ten weeks. Below are the videos which the excellent performance they did for their families and classmates. They played guitar and percussion instruments, sang and dance. We know that everyone in the audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance.
Both Ms. Gaire's and Mrs. Sword's 4th classes were very busy preparing for Christmas. We learned lovely Christmas songs and poems, learned how to play Christmas songs on the tin-whistle, made creative art pieces and paid an important visit to Santa in Santa's Grotto. Also, we were hard at work preparing for our concert "Chris the Christmas Tree." We made many props, painted a forest backdrop, decided on costumes and spent time learning lines, dance routines and songs. We really enjoyed preparing for our concert. Our hard work paid off as the audience really enjoyed our show.
We hope you all enjoy the Christmas holidays and have a happy and healthy 2015!
Please, have a look at our photographs!
Below are our paintings of our favourite reindeer- Rudolph.
We had a very special visitor to our school- SANTA! Santa heard that we were all behaving well for our teachers this year so he gave us all a lollipop as a reward. Santa was very funny and we sang a Christmas song with him.
Below you will see a selection of photographs taken on the night of our Christmas concert.
Did you know that Ms. Gaire's 4th class are brilliant Scientists? Under Ms. Mahoney's guidance, the class participated in a Science Fair. The children formed groups and chose a theme to base their projects on. The children made posters and made booklets of information, drawings, diagrams and surveys. Each group presented their project to judges, teachers and children, and carried out clever experiments for all to see. Here are some pictures of the children with their wonderful projects:
Congratulations to the winning group: Aaron Carmody, Deejay Farrell and Tristan McKeon who based their project on "Newton's Laws of Motion."
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