4th and 5th Class have really enjoyed doing the “Santa Clones” dance in the lead up to Christmas 💫 We really enjoyed learning about “Pointillism” over the last few weeks. Georges Seurat produced many wonderful paintings and here are samples of Christmas pointillism from 4th/5th class. After a week of hard work and tests, 4th/5th Class had great fun watching “The Sword in the Stone” pantomime
4th and 5th Class were very busy this week. We continued to explore the topic of “The Great Irish Famine” and we created freeze frames in drama. We then added dialogue to our freeze frames. We also continued with orienteering in P.E. The pupils really enjoyed completing a mathematical scavenger hunt outdoors and participating in a variety of Christmas themed movement breaks throughout the week!
Other examples of fantastic art and Irish work in 4th and 5th Class
4th and 5th Class worked collaboratively and created this magnificent ”Merry Christmas” scene for our classroom.
4th and 5th class participated in “orienteering” in P.E. this week. We had great fun on our scavenger hunt of the school grounds! 4th and 5th Class have really enjoyed a variety of Advent and Christmas based activities this week. We opened our Advent calendar each day. We “rolled an elf” and watched a variety of Christmas advertisements. We really enjoyed the special messages from each of the advertisements ⭐️
4th and 5th Class have been learning about lakes in geography recently. We read, discussed and responded to the poem “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats. We created wonderful visualisations based on this poem. We learned all about Thanksgiving and the traditions around it in history this week. Each pupil created a “thankful feather” listing the many things they are thankful for. Ms.Furney is very thankful for her 4th and 5th class pupils ⭐️ What a wonderful display of 3D animals made from egg cartons and cardboard boxes. There are many different types of animals on display. Ms. Furney’s classes have been very creative indeed!
4th and 5th Class continued with dance in PE this week. Each group created their own dance routine to the same song. There was a great deal of energy and enthusiasm shown by all of the pupils!!
Ms.Furney would like to thank the parents/guardians of 4th and 5th class for sending in so many cardboard boxes and egg cartons. 4th and 5th class had great fun creating 3D animals. I’m sure you will all agree that they did a wonderful job ⭐️ 4th and 5th class have been working extremely hard on their oral Irish. We are also on Day 59 on Duolingo! Ar fheabhas!
4th and 5th class had great fun making slime today. We used PVA glue, paint, liquid detergent and shaving foam to create our super slime! Happy Science Week everyone!! 4th and 5th class were introduced to a poem in Irish this week. This poem will help us to learn irregular verbs as Gaeilge. 5th class have been covering the theme of “The Aztecs” over the last few weeks. Here are written pieces entitled “A Day In The Life Of An Aztec” 4th class have been working on the topic of “The Celts” over the last few weeks. Here are a variety of interesting facts about them!
4th and 5th class enjoyed a wonderful “Science Geeks Unleashed” webinar on Monday. It was a great way to kick off science week in our classroom! Throughout the week we have been watching a variety of science videos on the National Geographic website. We even learned how to create a “squishy” egg. We will be carrying out two different experiments on Friday also. Watch this space.. 😊 https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/eggs-periments-squishy-egg/
In art this week, 4th and 5th class were learning all about Pop Art and Andy Warhol. Check out our cool penguins designed in various ways! 4th and 5th Class started dance in PE this week. Here we are dancing to the ‘Cha Cha Slide’ and we all had great fun! Here are examples of 3D drainage basins created during geography this week! We were learning lots about rivers in 4th and 5th class.
We got to enjoy some beautiful music today as two of the pupils played pieces on the piano as part of their Show and Tell today. They were magnificent!!
Spooktacular Samples of Hallowe’en Art from 4th and 5th Class!
4th and 5th Class really enjoyed ‘Rolling a Story” in English this week. This was a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to create imaginative stories based on the theme of Hallowe’en. Why not try it at home? All you need is dice, paper, pencil and your imagination 🎃 4th and 5th class read a poem called ‘Hallowe’en Night When The Witches Run’ this week and created both vocal sounds and body percussion to accompany it. It was great fun! 4th/5th enjoyed a ‘mindful moment’ in the midst of all of their tests this week. Ms.Furney is so proud of 4th and 5th class for all of their hard work, productivity and positivity!
4th and 5th class really enjoyed following dance routines this week. It was very enjoyable for all involved! 4th/5th class have been working very hard on their Gaeilge through “Duolingo”. We are thrilled that they have been working on it for 24 days in a row! They are really enjoying it! This week was ‘Maths Week’ in school. 4th class worked on the topic of time and 5th class worked on the topic of long division. We played interactive multiplication games and oral language games in our classroom too. We learned lots and had fun while doing it 😊
The pupils were working in pairs this week on the topic of counties, provinces and towns of Ireland. We also used a poem and a fun game to help us learn about the various counties. Great work 4th and 5th class! Ms.Furney’s 4th and 5th class were having great fun in PE this week:)
Ms.Furney’s 4th and 5th class have been working very hard on the topic of ‘Data’ in maths this week. They really enjoyed answering questions and creating bar charts as one of their activities!
More examples of the marvellous ‘Micrography’ pieces created in Ms.Furney’s classroom. The pupils also created “Inner and Outer Self” drawings. These illustrate what they look like on the outside and what they look like on the inside (their feelings, interests and hobbies).
This week 4th and 5th class learned all about Pablo Picasso in art. The pupils all had great fun “Rolling Picassos” using dice, paper and various mediums to colour with. I think you will all agree how wonderful the drawings are!
These are four examples of our Micrography in art. Micrography is the art or practice of writing in very small characters.
4th and 5th Class were writing fabulous book reviews and we were working on ‘Micrography’ in art this week. Keep an eye out for the finished pieces next week!
4th and 5th Class have been very busy and creative this week 🙂
Ms. Furney has loved her first two days with her fabulous 4th and 5th Class 🙂
Hi 4th and 5th Class, my name is Ms. Furney. I originally come from the sunny South East. Does anybody know what county I am talking about? I am really excited to meet you all tomorrow! See you in the morning 🙂