Category Archives: Ms Allen’s Class

Junior Boys receive Heroes Welcome

Our wonderful Junior Boys Gaelic team received a heroes welcome when they returned from playing in the Fingal League final in Abbotstown today. Sadly they did not bring the trophy with them but they played an exceptionally good game against tough opposition (Gaelscoil Brian Boroimhe) and they fought like warriors, never letting their heads go down and making Brain Boroimhe work very hard for every point they scored. The team worked very hard and played some exceptional football to get to the finals, and while the result on the day didn’t go their way, they were wonderful ambassadors for their school and should wear their medals with pride! Many congratulations to: Adam M, Callum J, Jamie M, Sean C, Shane C, Callum T, Ryan T, Adam D, Billy R, C.J M, Sean A, James B, Judge I, Max K, Sean L, Conor M, Daniel N, Callum D, Adam K, Daniel K IMG_5627 and Sean M.

5th Class visits the National Gallery and National History Museum

On Friday 18th May, 5th Class visited the National Gallery and National History Museum. It was a lovely day out and we really enjoyed it.

We had a guided tour in the National Gallery and saw paintings from artists such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Jack B Yeats. We were also lucky enough to be some of the first people to see a newly installed piece by Joe Caslin called “Finding Power”.

 

We loved the National History Museum and learned a lot about native animals and international animals.

Researching some native animals
We recognised the curlew from the school yard!
Look at the size of that fish!

 

Run Around Europe

Our class have been taking part in the Run Around Europe Challenge. Most days after little break we run laps around the astro. Every lap counts as 1km. So far this year we have “visited” London, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam and Luxembourg. We are working hard at the minute to reach our next destination,  Vaduz in Liechtenstein.

Watch Geckoria’s Claymation here!

We have recently been learning about the 1916 Rising in history and reading the novel Friend or Foe. Inspired by all this, Geckoria decided to make a claymation to depict life at the time.

Here are some of the group’s comments about their work:

I really liked it because it was fun.

I liked the music and the sound effects.

I liked that it was black and white and looked like what it would have really been like in 1916.

Click on the link below to watch the claymation in full!

1916 Rising

Watch Hufflepuff’s Claymation here!

Hufflepuff made a claymation about an alien invasion and a watermelon called Steve. It is a major news story in New York city.

Here are some of the group’s comments on their work:

I liked that it was original and that people laughed at it.

The speaking, sound effects and music were funny and the actions were good.

I liked editing the claymation.

Click below to watch the claymation in full!

Alien Invasion

Making Claymations!

Over four weeks we worked in groups and made claymations.  The first step in making a claymation is to draw a storyboard of our movie. Once we had a plan in mind we got to work making our clay models. Have a look at some of the characters and props being created below.

Here are all of the finished characters and props!

Next step was to arrange our set and take our pictures. We had to be careful and keep the camera really steady. 

Once we had all of our pictures taken we had to upload the photographs onto the laptops. We had to edit our photographs, add text, add narration and create music for our claymation! This was definitely the hardest part of making the claymations. It took a lot of patience and teamwork.

When we finished our claymations, we had a Movie Day! We watched every group’s claymation and we really enjoyed seeing everyone’s hard work come to life! Thanks to Ms. Ferguson for popping in to watch them with us and sharing our work on Twitter!

All About Sound!

Recently we learned all about sound!

We carried out some investigations to see how sound travels through air and wood and designed and made ear muffs using tissue, bubble wrap or cotton wool! We even designed and made our own instruments. They turned out really well! Take a look!

We know that our hearing is very important so we learned all about our ears. We watched a video which told us about the different parts of the ear and their functions. We then used playdough and made a model of the ear in our groups.

 

 

 

Ceolchoirm Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2018

Comhghairdeas le gach rang a ghlac páirt i gceolchoirm Sheachtain na Gaeilge.

Bhí dánta, ceol, amhráin agus rince le fáil. Bhí na páistí go léir go hiontach ar fad! Go raibh mile maith agaibh do na múinteoirí agus páistí go léir  – chuir sibh an-obair go deo isteach sa cheolchoirm!

Go raibh maith agat do Michael freisin, a d’ullmhaigh an stáitse agus do Gill agus Colette a chroch suas na póstaeir a rinne na páistí chun an halla a mhaisiú.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine!

Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam!!