Bananagrams in Room 5

We were busy using our spelling skills in Room 5 today playing Bananagrams!

Interviewing in Room 10

Room 10 were learning all about being an interviewer and an interviewee in English this week!

Spellings For Me work in Room 10

Room 10 have worked so hard on their Spellings for Me over the last couple of weeks. Here are some of our favourites!

Author visits Room 13

4th Class in Room 13 had a wonderful time learning about Ireland and Dublin in 1911 with author, Sarah Webb. Sarah quizzed us on what life was like for children in 1911 and then read an extract from her beautiful book “The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street” for us.  We really liked how this story is based in Rathmines and around the city. Thank you to Rathmines Library for organising this for us!

 

Twitter – Sarah Webb @sarahwebbishereRathmines Library @dubcilib

Spellings in Room 5

We were busy in the computer room working on Spellings For Me this week.

The spellings are getting more challenging but we are really enjoying using the programme!

 

Noun work in Room 10

Room 10 learning the difference between Common and Proper Nouns using a board game in our Over the Moon book!

Report writing with Room 5

We were learning about report writing. We all chose 3 Olympic sports that feature in the Summer Olympic games and we had to write a report on them. We displayed them together on the notice boards at the front of the school.

It was great to learn so much about so many new sports!

Marvellous medicines in Room 9

We are reading George’s Marvellous Medicine. The children got to create their own Marvellous Medicine in class.

Learning about the EU in Room 13

We learnt all about the European Union in Room 13. As part of this topic, each of us researched for and put together a project on an EU country. We presented our projects to our pods and learnt so much from one another as each of us were assigned a different country. The EU was an interesting topic to learn about and we loved finding out about different European cultures through our own research and through the research of others.

Debating in Room 13

In order to learn how to use persuasive language, Room 13 prepared for Pod Debates. Each pod was split into two teams and given a motion. We drafted and redrafted our speeches until we felt confident enough to engage in a debate with the opposition/proposition.
The four motions were as follows:
-School should start later.
-Uniforms are unnecessary.
-It would be good to be famous.
-Lunchtime should be longer.
Many thanks to Room 14 who were a wonderful audience. They listened intently and brought a lot to the experience by asking questions and voting to decide which team won.
In advance, we felt nervous. However, the debates were thoroughly enjoyable to watch and be a part of and there were many interesting and unplanned moments caused by interruptions from the other team with points of information!