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September 2020

September in 5th Class

We are delighted to welcome everyone back into our class. This month we settled in with a focus on ourselves and our wellbeing and our focus this year is on positive relationships. We reminded ourselves of our rainbow moments and created amazing rainbows that brighten up the hallways. We worked hard to set up our Google Classroom and had fun using it at home. We learned all about Kathrine Johnson and Malala Yousafzai and worked hard at making our own projects on ‘Amazing Women in History’, using Google slides. We wrote amazing pieces of recount based on Katherine Johnson in English. In science we were learning about force, we made levers by creating Wag the Dog and we made and tested parachutes. We made Amazing self-portraits and symmetrical name monsters in Art. Take a look at our fantastic work.

 

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October 2020

October in 5th Class

In October we learned all about Mexico and the Aztecs. The girls worked really hard at home to produce some amazing projects on google slides. We also did a project on Mexico and worked in groups to make and present them. We focussed on report writing in English and wrote a news report about a volcano erupting. We also wrote informational reports on Mexico and researched our own topics in the computer room to write a report on. In Art we used the pumpkin patch as inspiration and painted beautiful pumpkins, we also used inspiration from Frida Kahlo a Mexican artist to create spooky skeletons. We then took inspiration from our Aztecs to create amazing Aztec masks. In PE we focussed on creative dance we used the songs from Hocus Pocus to transform ourselves into witches and create our own dances. In SPHE we learned all about empathy and wrote and published Empathy poems. We also worked hard at our maths during maths week and made our Climate Action pledges during Climate Action Week. We had a busy October and are looking forward to our midterm break!

November 2020

November in 5th Class

We started November with remembering our loved ones who had passed away. We made a beautiful remembrance garden for all to see. We learned all about the famine in November and did loads of research for our famine projects. We also made beautiful jewellery boxes out of lollipop sticks, During science week we explored making crystal rocks and we also saw the effects of washing our hand using bread. The results will shock you so it is important to wash our hands with soap and water throughout the day. We had an online map drawing workshop with an environmental scientist to map biodiversity around the school. We also made posters for biodiversity and growing plants in the computer room. These are displayed around the school. We painted paintings inspired by Van Gogh’s ‘A Starry Night’. In English we read and finished the ‘Mozart Questions’. We enjoyed reading about life during World war 2 and are excited to learn more later on in the year. The images in our book were incredible. We are looking forward to December and getting into the festive mood

 

December 2020

December in 5th Class

We are all very excited for Christmas. We Made Santa’s with fan beards, gingerbread houses and Rudolph Tree decorations, out of paper. We also made beautiful Christmas trees out of clay. We painted and decorated them. And using chalk pastels we made polar bears with tessellating designed jumpers. We learned about 2D shapes in maths. We learned all about the European Union and the different capitals for the European countries. We also learned about Christmas traditions in some of these countries. In Science we learned about the different gases that make up air and the properties of different materials. We spread joy by writing letters to people in a nursing home in Ballymun. We sent them cards and Christmas tree decorations and hope they have a lovely Christmas.  We also learned all about Active listening in SPHE so we will make sure to practice this skill over Christmas. We also got into the Christmas spirit by singing Feliz Navidad and merry Xmas. We can’t wait for Christmas and to spend it with our families. We are looking forward to Santa too!