Parents and guardians are invited to submit one or two pieces of their children's best work each week for publication on our class's webpage! Simply attach photographs of the work to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to include your child's teacher's name as the email's subject. Please try to submit your work by Wednesday each week and a new gallery will be published by each weekend.
STEAM work in class!
On Monday, 9th March our school will host teachers and pupils from Rathfarnham ETNS and Stepaside ETNS for the inaugural Educate Together STEM Showcase! Our class was busy preparing for the event today. We created a banner and posters to brighten our hall. We also worked on a range of science, technology, engineering and maths projects. We created cars and fans using Lego WeDo 2.0. We created a probability spinner with a Crumble and programmed it our. We made a circuit to cause a fan to spin up in the air. We learned lots and look forward to showing off our work at the event on Monday!
ESB Science Blast at the RDS
This year, the pupils from 3rd, 4th and 5th Class participated in the ESB Science Blast at the RDS! Each class selected and researched their own research question and presented their findings to judges and visitors at the event. There were also very engaging demonstrations of real-world science by speakers from Explorium and the BBC. 4th Class asked the question, "What are the benefits of using electricity efficiently in our school?"
The judges were very impressed by the students' hard work and their excellent displays, which included graphs they created themselves using ICT. Here were the judges' remarks:
"Had a deep understanding of energy efficiency. Positive about teamwork. Understood the wider implications and how useful their findings were. Created a survey, used their survey data, graphed the outcome and understood the concept of a baseline in order to measure change. Answered all questions clearly and understood how to make changes in behaviour. The display was attractive and the posters were imaginative and creative. Well done to all!"
Viking projects: Jigsaw learning
In January 2020, we started learning about the Vikings. We used the iPads to research facts on World Book Online (an encyclopaedia). We left our base tables and were split into new groups to learn about four topics: 1) Viking life, 2) wars and attacks, 3) exploration and trade and 4) shipbuilding and sailing. Next, we will return to our base groups as the experts in our area and share our new knowledge with our base group. This is called jigsaw learning.
Making diva lamps for Diwali
Visit to the post office with the Junior Infant classes
On Friday, 13th December the pupils of Fourth Class walked to our local post office with the pupils of Junior Infants. We had been practising letter writing in English and we composed letters to our parents/guardians. We were excited when the letters arrived the following day!
Congratulations to Aidan on winning the Dublin Fire Brigade fire safety art competition!
Visiting engineers Stephen and Victor from Dublin City Council
As part of our class's involvement in the Young Engineers Award, we were lucky enough to have a talk in our class from two engineers! Stephen and Victor, who work for Dublin City Council, joined us to discuss the importance of the work of engineers in our everyday lives. They discussed the projects they have been involved in and answered the pupils' questions about engineering. We are extremely grateful to both Stephen and Victor, as well as Engineers Ireland which organised the visit for us.
Training session with coaches from Cricket Leinster
Code Week 2019 begins! Lego WeDo 2.0 in 4th Class
FAI Primary Schools Futsal Competition
March for climate change action
4th Class grows cress seeds!
Julian Opie pop art self-portraits
Learning about electricity: working with basic circuits