5th Class Blog

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Write A Book

For the last couple of months, 5th class have been doing the Write A Book project. Write A Book is when we write and publish a book and then send it to Blackrock Centre Of Education. Each child wrote their own book of choice. We started by writing them in our copies and then after we checked them for any grammar mistakes. Then once we had finished our first draft we typed it up on the computer. After we typed and edited our books we illustrated and put our books together. We made our own front cover. Then we sent them into the Blackrock Centre of Education. We also get to read other schools books and at the moment are judging a group of books from another 4th and 5th class.We had such a great time while doing Write A Book. Hopefully you can get a chance to read our stories too!

By Olivia and Motheo

  

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Assembly Songs

Hi 5th Class!

Below you’ll find the YouTube links with the songs for our assembly. Remember to practice every day with the actions.

Ms O’Connor

 

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Seo Faisean

Bhí Seo Faisean ar siúl i rang a cúig seachtaine seo caite! Bhí gach páiste ag caitheamh éadaí seolta, glóite agus geala! Bhí páistí ag dul ag gleacaíocht, ag fánaíocht, ag fanacht sa theach agus go dtí go leor áiteanna difriúla. Bhain an páistí taitneamh as an seo go léir! 

   
    
    
    
    
 

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Primary Science Fair

               On Saturday the13th of January 5th class from Kill O’The Grange N.S took part in the Primary Science Fair in the RDS as part of their project ‘What if the Earth stopped spinning?’                At the very start of of our project we had to decide a question that we would answer. So individually we wrote down all the questions we thought would be interesting to answer. Then in our groups we whittled it down to the top five questions and the the class voted on which would suit us the best and we decided that would be ‘What if the Earth stopped spinning?’

               Then we had to think about our scientific method and the first step was research. Before we could find out what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning we had to do some research. We looked at the Big Bang, the three astronomers who found out the Earth spun and how human life is sustained on Earth. Then we had to hypothesis what we think would happen and as a class we didn’t think it would be possible to live on Earth if it stopped spinning.

               Then we carried out our experiments. We focused on the four things humans need to sustain life; food, water, oxygen and sleep. In our food experiment we used water cress to represent food but we took one thing away from three plants and left one with everything it needs to survive to prove what plants need to survive. These were our variables and one control. Our water experiment was a filtration system where we cleaned dirty water. Then we did an oxygen deprivation experiment where we put four different sized jars over tea lights to show that without oxygen the flame would go out. We did a sleep study where the class slept in darkness for two nights and slept with a light on for two nights and when we slept in darkness the majority of the class felt refreshed and when we slept with the light on the majority of the class felt tired.

              Then the day came when we had to present our project to everyone at the Primary Science Fair. It was fun, exciting and interesting and our stand was always really busy all day! The judge came during the morning and assessed our project. He asked us lots of questions and we all told him about it. At the end of the day the judge came back and gave us our prize! It was a really great experience and we would love to take part again next year or when we’re in secondary school. 

Keelin and Patrick

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Young Scientist Preperation!

We have researched, hypothesised, experimented, investigated, triangulated, collected our data and concluded what would happen ‘If the Earth Stopped Spinning’.

Just a test run with 6th and we are ready for the RDS Primary Science Fair on Saturday! 

Find us at Stand 27 🙂

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Something special is happening!

  5th class and senior infants have joined up to do something very special in the run up to Christmas… I wonder what it could be! #jesusisborn

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Carol Service songs

Hello 5th class!

Please use the following YouTube links to practice the songs for our Carol Service this year on December 19th.

Thank you!

Ms O’Connor

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Sail carts and motor carts

This week Mr. Z came in for another science day. Our task today was to design and build a go-cart with a sail that can be pushed by air!! We all split into our table groups. The first task was that all of us had to design a sail-cart that we have to push by us blowing. We did three different competitions and there were different groups. The group with Jake, Henry and William won. We’ll done boys!We also made Circuits & air powered go carts!! 🙂 Our goal was to design & build an air powered go-cart. We took them down to the hall to do bigger races and made adjustments to our carts down there to make them travel further. We used battery packs as motors. 

We had a great day with Mr Z and can’t wait for him to come back again.

Alannah and Lucy 

   
    
 

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Cabo FCC lend us a pro!

Thank you very much to Conor Knight for holding a football workshop with 5th class. The children really enjoyed it and loved learning some new skills from such a talented footballer.

Congratulations to Jake and Abigail for being the only two children to be able to put a shot past Conor  in nets! 

   
   

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Hurricane Ophelia report, by Patrick 

On Monday the 16 of October Hurricane Ophelia struck the South West coast of Ireland at approximately 9:00am. It started it’s ‘Rain’ of terror on the South West coast of Co. Cork. 
All around the country there was chaos. About 360,000 were without electricity. Ophelia was leaving a streak of destruction in her wake. Trees were being uprooted by the strong gusts of wind which just wouldn’t stop coming. Sadly there was 3 deaths during the course of the storm. 
It was too dangerous to go outside as the wind was too strong. Some of the precautions people took were to fill buckets of water in case their toilets stopped working. Some people also padlocked doors. The Department of Education closed all primary and secondary schools, but third level colleges had their own choice if they closed or not. 
The aftermath of the hurricane was devastating. Trees were left sprawled on roads. Parks were closed and homes all over the country were left without electricity. 

Hurricane Ophelia was said to be the worst storm in over 50 years.

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