5th Class Blog

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A visit from the Fire Fighters!!!

 Dublin Fire Brigade came to visit our school. They spoke to us about safety at Halloween. We watched a short video and they answered all of our questions. 

We learnt about dangers at Halloween like fireworks, bangers and bonfires .The screamer is apparently the worst firework and causes most of the injures at Halloween because they don’go off and people pick them up and they explode in their hands.

When they finished talking to us we went into the playground and got to have a look at the fire engine. We got to go inside it, some people got to put on the fire fighter’s helmet and spray the hose (the juniors and Mrs McBain got a bit wet!). 

What did you learn about the dangers at Halloween?

Scarlet and Sophie:) 


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French day!!

Bonjour, in September we started learning about France. We each made a project on France. Since the result of our projects were up to standard we had a brilliant French day! 

We ate French food, presented are projects ,wore the French colours and did no work! Mrs.Swords made us lovely crepes, Ms O’Connor made us gorgeous pastries and Carol and Jackie made us an amazing French cake.(Thank you so much!)

Some of the project were about Soutons (by Lauren.o), Paris (by Sophie and Lauren.c), Ile de Re (by Scarlet), French rugby (Oisin and Daniel) and the Tour de France (by Kian an Lucas).

What was your favourite part of French Day?

Sophie and Scarlet. 



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Rugby tournament !

At the start of October, 5th and 6th  were very lucky to be able to take part in a rugby tournament!

Before we went to the tournament we were doing training with Stephen every Thursday.4th ,5th ,3rd and 6th all did the trainng we we had great fun and learned a lot of new rugby skills!

We walked to Stradbrook and we were separated in to different countries like France, Newzeland and USA.There were two other schools that took part in the tournament too. 

We had great fun playing on and off the fields.We scored lots of tries.

What was your favourite part of the rugby tournament? 

Sophie and Scarlet.

Team France!!!



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A new school year, a new set of fantastic faces and a jam-packed September to start us off!

I hope you have all settled in nicely to 5th class and are enjoying all the lovely work we are doing between Mrs Swords and Ms O’Connor! September has been a long month but we have stuffed so many exciting things into it!

This month we have learnt about The Aztecs, and made some wonderfully bright masks to join our creative stories. Following this, we had a fantastic day with Mr Z who showed us how to make go-carts using straws and masking tape! I can let you on in a little secret that Mr Z will be joining us again soon for another Physics master class 🙂 

With the upcoming centenrary of Easter 1916 next year, 5th class are learning all about WW1 and the lead up to those momentous events. At the moment we are learning all about the trenches and the Battle of the Somme, come and have a read of some of our letters home!

Every Thursday we are lucky enough to be coached in tag rugby by Stephen, this will continue for another few weeks.

October looks to be a very exciting month, with French Day starting it off for us!

What has been your favourite part of 5th class so far?


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