Fourth Class OWLs Programme

The fourth classes went ‘pond-dipping’ with Mouse in Ranelagh Gardens.   We used nets to discover what small creatures lived under the surface of the water.  We found lots of tiny insects and used a key to discover their names.  It was a messy but enjoyable job!

Room 7 visit Dubray books

Today was really fun!  We went to Dubray Books and got some cool books using our World Book Day vouchers.  We also met the author of The Demon Notebook and The Broken Spell, Erika McGann.  She read us a bit of both her books and told us how she wrote them.  She told us how she came up with the characters, and how she developed the storyline and plot.  It was really interesting.  A lot of children bought her books and when we got back to school we got a chance to read some of our new books.  We had a great trip to the book shop!

By Alexandru and Rachel

Room 7 – Dissolving Boundaries Video conferencing

The children in Room 7 are taking part in a wonderful project called Dissolving Boundaries, where we are working collaboratively with a school in County Down, Cedar Integrated Primary School.   To celebrate World Book Day we had a video conference with the children in Cedar Integrated P.S.  We reviewed our favourite books and our class novel ‘Stig of the Dump’.  We also told them about the Write a Book competition where everyone in our class became an author and wrote their own books.  The children in Cedar Integrated Primary told us about how they were celebrating World Book Day.  They were dressed as their favourite book characters and we tried to guess who they were.  It was a really fun experience and we will be video conferencing them this week also to talk about ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ and St. Patricks Day.