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Fifth Class

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We’ve been settling in really well to life in 5th class – check out all the things we’ve been doing since September! Inspired by Gretta Thunberg, we’ve been keeping an eye on the weather. We have also been studying what types of plants and trees grow in our locality. Luckily, we got a chance to go on a nature walk before storm Lorenzo hit Ballyjamesduff!

The rush of everyday life in 5th class can really set the pulses racing, especially this past month when we were learning about how our heart works!





Our new 5th class has been pottering along nicely! Have a look at our cracking Greek pots which contain personalised myths and legends. At least we know that art is definitely not our ‘Achilles Heel’…



We were so lucky this month to get going with our cycling workshops – everyone’s having a ‘wheelie’ good time! We’ve also been practising our GAA skills, getting inspiration from men’s and ladies teams locally and nationally! We were delighted to see Castlerahan do the double in the final this year!



We’ve had an electrifying time learning about magnets and electricity this past month. We were really shocked at how easy it is to make some circuits!

We love Halloween in 5th class! Check out some of our terrifying costumes 

We’ve started off the new decade on a good note as we got the opportunity to try out the latest in mobile phone technology! Our devices may not have snapchat or Instagram, but we could just have a good chat instead!




We’ve been learning all about maps and grid references in Geography this week. Hopefully we can put these map reading skills to good use in the future!



Winter can be a treacherous time for driving, especially with frosty mornings and slippy roads. We’ve been learning about friction and how some surfaces can slow our cars better than others.

Reader’s Theatre

Here in Ms Lyon’s 5th class, we have been engaging with ‘Reader’s Theatre’ with their class novel ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. We love drama, having fun, making our own drama scripts and acting them out!