The 5th class children from St Molaga’s were invited to visit Balbriggan Community College. The children were split into different coloured groups on arrival. They then, with their group leader, visited the art room to make gory cuts out of paint, glue and plaster, the tech room to look at robots, the science lab to make fire and dissect a lambs heart and finally to their new amazing gymnasium to jump the high jump and climb the climbing wall.
The children got a real flavour of what secondary school in Balbriggan Community College will be like if they chose to go there.
This week we celebrated Seachtain na nGaeilge! We had lots of fun learning and performing “Amhrán na gCupán” (The Cup Song) as well as doing some Irish Dancing, Éist agus Tarraing and designing seanfhocal posters to decorate our hall for Seachtain na nGaeilge.
Well done to everyone who took part in the Seachtain na nGaeilge concert, bhí sibh ar fheabhas ar fad!! Congratulations to Katie Davey who won herself an Easons voucher in our scríobhnoireacht competition for 5th class. Obair iontach!
Bain taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine agus Lá Fhéile Pádraig!
This week, we have been doing money for maths. We worked with a partner in a fun shop keeper game where we made up prices for different items and had to buy them from or sell them to our partner! We had to calculate the total cost of items but most importantly… We had to make sure we received the correct change out of our spending money! We had great fun (but secretly wishing the money was real!)
We have been learning how do persuasive writing in school. Some of the debates we have had included: Children should not be given homework after school. Happiness is more important than money. Ireland is the best country for tourists to visit.
This week, we wrote debates on the topic: “Should swimming lessons be compulsory in primary schools?”. We worked with a partner to write our debates and then argued for/against the motion.
Today we learned about adverbs – What they are and when to use them. An adverb is a word that describes a verb! That’s why the word VERB is in ADVERB! Usually adverbs end in -ly. For example: kindly, quickly, happily, viciously, hastily. But sometimes is can be words that tell when something happens or where it is. For example: yesterday, now, usually, upstairs, downstairs.
We made a display all about adverbs…. very quickly and intelligently! In our group, we wrote a poem a short story, sentences, lists and the definition of adverbs. We even wrote one adverb for every letter of the alphabet!
Here is our display. We hope you enjoy reading it just as much as we enjoyed making and presenting it!
By: Elle, Mercedes, Lucas, Christian, Jamie and Luke.
In geography we learned about France’s culture, religion, population, cuisine, famous landmarks such as the Eifell Tower and l’Arc de Triomphe as well as France’s lakes rivers and seas. We also learned about some of France’s history such as the Renaissance period, famous artwork such as the Mona Lisa which is in the Louvre in Paris.
After we learned about France, we worked with a partner to do research on our own European project. We used laptops to research information and then we made booklets to present all that we had learned to the class. It was great fun researching information and making our projects.
We had great fun investigating electricity and how electrical circuits are formed!
We used insulators and conductors to make working torches and fans. We investigated how conductors can attach positive and negatively charged wires together to create and electrical circuit! The conductors attached wires together and sent electricity to different areas on the circuit. The wires were protected by plastic insulators.
It was so exciting to watch the light-bulbs light up and the fans begin turning when the circuit was complete!
To celebrate the Chinese New Year on January 22nd 2017, we made Chinese dragons in art. This year is the year of the rooster. Traditionally, dragons represent Chinese celebrations. We created dragons’ bodies by making intertwining loops with coloured card. Then we added detail to our dragon faces like piercing eyes, sharp teeth, pointy horns and long tongues!