September Newsletter by Room 17

We began Fifth Class in Room 17, just over a month ago, after a lovely Summer Break. We have been working really hard and have enjoyed our first month!

We really enjoyed Art, we explored different patterns and we painted some Autumnal Scenes. For PE, we started swimming and we will keep this up during October. For Science, we did two experiments exploring sound travel and insulation. We learned about the mountains, rivers and deserts of the world in Geography and mixed it with Art to make maps of the world. In English, we wrote Recounts of our Summer holidays and we are reading Charlotte’s Web. In History, we learned all about St. Louis in the past, we were shocked to find out that there was a fire before it was a school and that the old caretaker, Mr Cullen, lived up by the offices! We collected data in Maths to make bar charts and found out some interesting things about pupils in our school. We also began using Spellings for Me and enjoyed going to the computer room for testing.

This is some of our favourite work from the month, we hope you enjoy looking at the pictures. We are really looking forward to October, which begins with Friendship Fortnight!

Thanks for reading,

Room 17

Getting ready for the Rugby World Cup in room 1

We are really excited in Room 1 about The 2019 Rugby World Cup.

It is being hosted by Japan. we all got to choose a team and learn lots of facts about that country.

We learned all about the countries physical features and their rugby jerseys.

We are looking forward to supporting Ireland too!

COME ON IRELAND!!!!!

Room 1 – Supporting The Dubs!!

The boys and girls in room 1 were busy preparing for the All Ireland Final by creating some wonderful Dublin art.

Hopefully there are some future Dublin GAA stars on the notice boards!

Learning about Georges Seurat

Room 15 were learning about lots of different artists and this month we were learning about Georges Seurat who is a french artist responsible for pointilism. Pointilism involves using closely packed together dots to create a picture.

2nd class school tour

Last Tuesday, second class went to Pine Forest up in the mountains. It was pouring rain but that didn’t stop us having lots of fun! We did lots of things including making a fish tea light holder out of clay and a monster bookmark.

Poolbeg art in Room 1

The children in Room 1 created art based on the Poolbeg Lighthouse and chimneys!
They mixed compost with brown paint and PVA for the pathway, constructed the lighthouse and chimneys out of paper and painted the background!

Room 11 – dream houses

Room 11 have been discovering the different properties of various materials to decide which ones would suit our dream houses! We designed our dream houses before adding some materials to it. There were some whacky houses- would you like to live in an upside down house?

Celebrating mothers in Room 12

Check out this lovely Mother’s Day art from Room 12!