WW1 and Picasso in Ruth’s 5th class

We have been working so hard on WW1 individual and group activities over the past few weeks. It is such an interesting time in history that we thoroughly enjoyed learning about it and integrating it through many subjects such as Literacy, Art, Drama and even Maths. In art we have been learning all about the […]

Gratitude December in Ruth’s 5th Class

This December we introduced a section to our morning routine called Gratitude December. We listened to meditations specifically made for children from the Headspace app. We explored themes such as kindness, generosity, calm and focus. After our morning meditation we wrote down 3 things that we were grateful for on that particular day. We found […]

Creative writing in Ruth’s 5th class

This week we have done lots of preparation for the writing genre of narrative writing. We have taken part in several fun lessons such as investigating similes and metaphors, changing ‘boring’ sentences into exciting sentences through the use of adjectives, adverbs etc. We also invented our own characters and displayed a profile on each character. […]

Photography workshop in Ruth’s class

On Thursday we began our photography workshop with photographer Brian Cregan. We learned all about photography and its relationship with building a narrative and a 3 picture story. We then created a pictogram using negatives of pictures of ourselves and small items that mean a lot to us. We explored the grounds of the school […]

Happy Halloween from Ruth’s 5th class

As a treat for working so diligently this week the children were treated to a little party this afternoon. There were fun halloween games set up at 5 stations and many healthy and sugary treats on offer also. We all thouroughly enjoyed the day and dressing up in our Halloween costumes! Also, a big farewell […]

Maths Trail in Ruth’s 5th

We marked Maths Week on the calendar this week by taking part in some fun mathematical activities.  On Thursday we took part in a maths trail in the halla. We partnered up with Sacra’s 1st class to show them how to carry out the activities at each station. Our class really enjoyed setting up the […]

SARI workshop in Ruth’s 5th class

On Tuesday the children took part in a SARI workshop which celebrates cultural diversity in schools through games. It was a fantastic workshop which left a lasting impression with the class…. “Today we learned about racism, sexism and homophobia through game.” – David. “Everyone is important in their own way.” – Katie. “We learned to […]

Ruth’s 5th class news

We worked on many exciting lessons this week in Ruth’s 5th class. Here are some of those lessons. In Geography we studied our natural environment and the recreational activities that people can take part in. In groups we did project work on an activity and location of our choice. Examples are abseiling, fishing, potholing and […]

Ruth’s 5th class news

Here are some of the many things we did in class this week. We enjoyed playing Irish games based on ‘Mé Féin’ vocabulary we learned. We began our section on ‘Bia’ and we’re learning how to order breakfast, lunch and dinner in a restaurant ‘as Gaeilge’. In Music class we are enjoying playing the tin […]

Fantastic Sports Day in Ruth’s 5th class

This Wednesday was NETNS Sports Day which was a massive success. The children loved each and every minute of it, especially enjoying the Ice Cream station and the co-operative games. They were on their best beahaviour and worked very well in their groups. Here are some photos from the day:      Enjoy the weekend […]

Clay imprints and Book Club in Ruth’s 5th class

This week in 5th class we worked on their book reviews for today’s ‘Book Club’. Over the past month we have been reading one book and thinking like a book critic as we read the book. We really enjoyed the process and also writing the book review. First of all we decorated a plan and then we […]

Ruth’s 5th Class News

This week in 5th class we conducted an experiment on gravity. We learned that the proper name for what we made using a tube, water and two basins is called a siphon. Siphons use air pressure to keep the water flowing in the tube from one basin to the other. We will continue to learn […]

Éadaí, Circuits and Tin whistle in Ruth’s 5th class

This week in 5th class we learned lots of phrases based on the section ‘Éadaí’. On Friday we used these phrases to play different roles in Dráma Gaeilge. We really enjoyed playing roles such as  ‘an custaiméir’ and ‘an airgeadóir’ when buying items from ‘An Siopa Éadaí’ On Friday we finished our range of athletics […]

Cubism in 5th class

In 5th this week class we finished our Pablo Picasso pieces. We designed our own version of the faces Picasso painted in the Cubism period. They turned out so well! The open evening was a huge success and thank you to everyone who came along. The children really enjoyed it. Here is our Picasso art: […]

Ruth’s 5th Class

This week the students designed their very own Hotel Brochures. They learned how to use persuasive language in speech and  in text. They portrayed their knowledge throughout the brochures superbly. In Art we focused on Pablo Picasso, the fabulous artist from Madrid. The children made a construction of a cubism portrait through adding abstract shapes to the […]