Happy Christmas from 5th Class!
We can’t mix pods in our classroom, so we go outside for some activities.
Sometimes we even do Irish outside!
We LOVE doing STEM challenges. This one was to see who could make the longest paper chain.
We learned all about the Solar System and did some active learning to fill in our fact sheets!
We also learned about Dia de los Muertos and created our own calaveras.
We did some debating in Fifth Class, judged by our adjudicators. They had a very difficult job!
This year marked the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and we searched through articles for information.
We learned about the inventor Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh and her invention “Sugru”.
As we hadn’t heard about it before, we made some advertisements for her product “Sugru”.
We sent an email to the company to show them our great work and they sent us some Sugru!!
Eoghan found a great use for his Sugru!
We watched a Ted Talk “How design should include everyone” by Sinéad Burke, an Irish little person. In the talk she outlines the difficulties she faces in society as almost everything is designed for average height people.
We took part in an “Accessible Homes” project, where we designed a home for someone with a disability.
We were delighted with the results.
We used Sugru in our houses to help fix furniture in place or to hang pictures.
We also learned about circuits and added one to our home.
We are really proud of our homes!
We created an Advent calendar in our class.
Some days we helped at home with hoovering or washing the dishes. Other days we got a treat, like…
making rice krispie buns…..
…doing extra Christmas art…..
…or wearing something festive to school!
€1 per student in the class was also donated to “Wear to Care” for the Irish Cancer Society.