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Fifth Class

Fáilte romhat go rang a Cúig

Looking for Directions??

Looking for directions? Just ask our class who have ‘downloaded and updated’ their knowledge of maps and grid references this week. No need for that Google Maps app anymore! 



Lighting things up in Fifth Class

We have been working with bulbs, wires and batteries as we’ve carried out some hair-raising experiments this month!


Marine Biologist

We really enjoyed the recent visit of a marine biologist to the school. We found out all about what is involved with this job and studied some amazing shells, bones crustaceans and fossils. We also learned about the importance of cutting down on single-use plastics due to the pollution they are causing.



Here are some photos of our clay monsters which we made in art for Halloween!

We showed our support for our club Castlerahan win and we were over the moon when they won.

We wrote biopoems about ourselves, our fears and our dreams.

We’ve been experimenting with our heart rates this month, seeing how they change before and after exercise. This activity really set the pulses racing!

5th class have been studying plants and animals located in our locality recently and finally we found some ‘thyme’ to get out for a nature walk!


We’ve been working as historians this week as we’ve investigated some old school roll books! Amazingly, some have found records of grandparents and great grandparents in these 130 year old documents! Hopefully test results in 2019 are as good as those in 1889…!!






Grandparent’s Day

Thanks to all the grandparents who visited fifth class, sharing their wonderful stories and memories with us. We really enjoyed the day! 





We enjoyed completing projects and poetry on Martin Luther King. We were fascinated learning about this inspirational role model and listened to stories about him on Martin Luther King Day this January.





Fifth class had great fun designing a Mona Lisa Parody! Watch out Leonardo for our talented artists!!







Fifth class were really feeling the LOVE this Valentine’s Day!



We spent some time learning a few ‘bits and pieces’ about tangrams in Maths recently!



We have been thinking about giving up our the smartphones and social media! We’ve been testing out the latest String iPhones and we were amazed with the quality. Unfortunately, the only music we can download is the Cup Song…


Project Time

Our Projects are Out of This World!  We completed some projects on planets in the Solar System  and World War 1 this month!




Fifth class is a real balancing act

We’ve been testing our balancing skills in lots of different ways this term. In the classroom, we tried to balance some forks using just a matchstick….



… And in PE we’ve been trying out gymnastics. It’s been a real balancing act! 



In Art we created some colourful, fluttering butterflies.





After learning about the circle and shapes in Maths we completed a 2D Shape Art lesson.