Room 18 visit the National Gallery
On Thursday 14th December our class went on a school tour to the National Gallery. Everyone was really excited about it! First, when we got there, we put our bags into a huge drawer, which was really cool! The gallery was huge! A woman called Mags guided us around the gallery. She showed us some wonderful art pieces. First, we saw a rather strange painting called “Morning in the City”, which was a painting of a town. There were many busy people on the streets, but you could not see their faces clearly. Secondly, she brought us to a beautiful painting by Claude Monet, which was a painting of the sea with a boat floating on the water. To the right of the sea were trees which had many beautiful colours, such as orange and green. We also were showed paintings by Jack B. Yeats and Caravaggio, as well as an amazing stained glass window by Harry Clarke and a magnificent new wooden sculpture recently added to the gallery after it was refurbished.
After our trip to the gallery, we made our way to St. Stephen’s Green. We had a little walk and we played in the playground for a few minutes, it was really fun. Then, on our way to the bus stop, we saw the Mansion House, and we got to see the live crib. There were two sheep, a donkey and a goat. We got to pet them, and they were really cute. Then, we got the bus back home from Dawson Street.
We had an amazing time, and we are all very grateful for our day out. Thank you to Mr. Doherty for arranging this trip. Ms O’Sullivan who came along with us to help out and the parents of some children in our class who helped out too.
The Tragic Fate of Christmas!
Santa wants to deliver his presents....but there's just one problem! Read on to find out more!
We hope you enjoy the Christmas comic book we have created.
by Asher Oziegbe, Ciaran McLoone, & Jason Omodayo in Room 20.
‘Great Global Citizens’ projects in 5th Class
The pupils in 5th Class recently took part in a project on global citizenship, learning about what it means to be a good citizen for the world. Working alone or in groups, the children chose someone whom they admired and described what he/she had done to make the world a better place. The variety of figures chosen was very interesting, including politicians, activists, musicians and ordinary people who stood up for themselves and others in difficult situations.
Well done to all the pupils for their excellent work on these projects, and a special congratulations to the overall winners of the competition; Sheila, Amélie and Robyn in Room 18, Sarah, Goda and Charlie from Room 19, and Ciaran, Áine and Charlotte in Room 20.
Thanks also to Jennifer and Lauren from Trócaire who visited the 5th Classes to tell them about Trócaire’s work to improve the lives of people less fortunate than us.
Read more: ‘Great Global Citizens’ projects in 5th Class
Lego WeDo in Room 19
We tried out the new Lego© WeDo kits in Room 19 this week. Lego© WeDo is a fun way of learning about engineering and coding.
First, we split into groups and worked together to build racing cars. Then, we had to connect the motors to the iPad app and programme them to move. We had quite a few ‘technical difficulties’ that required a bit of patience to solve, but we got there in the end!
We then investigated some of the factors that influence the speed of the car - by using different sized wheels, changing the power of the motor, and adding a weight to the car. We looked at some pictures of fast cars like Lamborghinis to see if we could spot some of those features.
We learned a lot working with the Lego© kits, and we can’t wait to use them in class again!