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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…!!