We had a great day in Clare yesterday for our school tour. We visited Bunratty Castle, The Planet in Ennis for bowling and Craggaunowen. We learned a lot and had fun in the playground at Bunratty and at bowling.
An Taisce, together with our Green Schools Committee, organised for our pupils to have a bike maintenance workshop. Scott did a great job fixing minor problems with our bikes like our brakes, wheels.and saddles..
We completed projects on 26 countries in Europe. Some of us made posters, a few of us made projects using Microsoft word and others made powerpoint presentations. We put a lot of hard work into our projects and we all learned lots of interesting facts about all the countries. For example did you know that the longest place name in Ireland is Muchanaghederdauhaulia in Co. Galway? And did you know that in 2008 Norway knighted a penguin? You can read some of our projects below. Enjoy!
We held our County Sports Trials in Dangan last Friday. Everyone ran so well on the day. We wish all those who got through the very best of luck on May 24th.
We followed a series of steps to create our coil pots. We created a base and then rolled out coils to create our pots. We then painted them when they were set.
We created simple circuits in Science. A circuit is a loop of wire leading from a power source to an appliance and back to the power source again. We saw how electircity flows along a path called a circuit by using a small bulb in a bulb holder, insulated wire and a battery to light the bulb.
In art we created our own drawings of flowers using pastels while drawing inspiration from Georgia O'Keeffe's flower paintings.
The boys and girls of Rang a Cúig created dioramas to depict key scenes in the 1916 Easter Rising.
We have been doing a lot in interesting research into the events of the 1916 Rising to mark the Centenary this year. We divided into groups to do our research and we completed brilliant projects on The Irish Volunteers, The I.R.B (Irish Republican Brotherhood), The I.C.A (Irish Citizen Army), Cumann na mBan, Women of the Rebellion and Casualties of the rebellion. We found out lots of interesting facts and information and we really enjoyed learning all about the Rising.
Bhí ceolchoirm sa scoil inniu le haghaidh seachtain na Gaeilge. Chan rang a cúig dhá hamhráin, 'Difriúil' agus 'An bhfaca tú mo Sheamaisín?'. Ansin sheinn an rang 'Maggie in the Woods' ar an bhfeadóg stáin agus rinne siad Ionsaí na hInse freisin. Bhaineamar an-taitneamh as.
We made the most of the lovely weather today for P.E by using our fantastic astro-turf pitch to play mini soccer matches..
Today in our P.E class we worked at different stations. We practised throwing and catching with basketballs, tennis balls and beanbags. We practised juggling and made the challenges more difficult each time.
We have been learning about soil in fifth class. We have been learning about the different layers of soil, different types of soil and what plants need to grow in soil. We examined some soil samples from our gardens and found some grass, dead leaves, twigs, moss, roots, an insect and two snails in them.
We had great fun on Tuesday making pancakes. We all helped to make the batter using flour, eggs and milk. We brought in our own fillings of nutella, fruit, maple syrup and marshmallows. The pancakes were delicious!!
The tangram is an ancient Chinese puzzle that is made up of 7 pieces. Each piece is called a tan. The purpose of the puzzle is to make different shapes using all of the pieces. Have a look at some of the pieces we made!
We had a visit from Canine Buddies yesterday. We learned all about being ready to have a dog, where to buy dogs from, how to care for them and the importance of vaccinations and cleaning up after our dogs. We especially enjoyed having Babe the greyhound and Homer and Marge in to visit us. Some of us didn't want them to leave!! We also got some lovely prizes and certificates.
We performed our Christmas play 'The Thieves of Father Christmas' for our parents today. We all really enjoyed performing the play and our parents loved it!! We put a lot of work into the play and are very proud of ourselves.
We had good fun in our p.e class today. We started off by doing some warm ups. We then practised some basketball skills through games by working together in groups. Finally, we took part in some fun, short sprints.
On Tuesday afternoon we had a whole school skipping show in the hall with Lee. Some of us got to demonstrate the new skipping skills that we learned. We have all made wonderful progress since Lee has started coming to the school. Thanks Lee!!
Today we were very lucky to have Lee visit the school to teach us some new skipping skills. This is our third year having Lee in and it just gets better every year. We are really looking forward to the school show as some of us have been picked to demonstrate our skipping skills.
This year, we in 5th Class, have undertaken a class project to be part of the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. We have put a lot of thought and effort into making our shoe boxes special for the boys and girls who will be receiving them. We are very proud of what we have done and are so pleased to know that we are making a difference and that we will be making all the boys and girls so happy.