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!!!!!

Geography quiz in Room 15

We were revising on our counties of Ireland today in Room 15.

How many counties could you name?

Clean up in Room 11!

Room 11 have been learning about the harmful effects of littering on our planet. Dropping a water bottle in Rathmines could end up harming the ecosystem in the oceans!

We decided to get our gloves on and grab some rubbish bags and clean up Rathmines Green. We also wrote letters to our Taoiseach expressing our concerns.

 

Junior Achievement in Room 10

Room 10 are learning about city planning as part of the Junior Achievement Ireland program!

 

Primary Science Award

The children in Room 5 were celebrating the delivery of our plaque from Primary science.

The school was awarded the plaque for it’s work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. These areas are called STEM. We worked very hard for this award and we are proud to get it.

Oral language in Room 12

Room 12 made ‘Chocolate Mug Cakes’ as part of an oral language class! We had lots of fun working in pairs to follow a recipe and eating our tasty treats.

Gardaí visit Room 1

The Gardaí visited the children in Room 1 today! They talked to them about CSI (crime scene investigation)
They had lots of fun!

Room 11 – fun with bubbles

Room 11 ended the week with some fun with bubbles. We tried different ways to see how to make the biggest bubble!