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Pizza Party!

We started off the week by making loads of creative creations with pizza boxes, like toy kitchens, dart boards and projectors! On Friday, Micheál came in with lots of amazing and delicious pizzas for us. We also showed Micheál our very creative art that we made out of pizza boxes. He really liked them.

Oscar and Zoe Garvey 



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The Digestive System

On  Wednesday 12th October, we learnt about the digestive system. We did a really cool experiment. 

Miss O’Connor showed us how the digestive system really works. 

1. Food goes into your mouth and your teeth chew with the help of saliva. 


2. The food goes into your oesophagus and takes about 3 seconds to reach your stomach. 

3.  The food does into your stomach. The food is churned with the enzymes and all the harmful bacteria is taken out. 

  4. The food mush now goes into your small intestine  continues to break down the food mixture so that your body can absorb all the nutrients. The following organs help with the absorption of nutrients: 


 The Pancreas: produces juices that help with the digestion of fats and proteins. 

The liver: produces a fluid called bile, which helps with the absorption of fat into your bloodstream

 The gallbladder:stores bile until your body needs it. 

The food mixture stays In your small imtestine for 4 hours until it goes  very watery . At  the end of this the nutrients are absorbed in to your blood stream.the blood travels to your liver ,which sorts the nutrients out.it releases some to your body and stores the rest for later.the lining of your small intestine. Stops the bad stuff going into you or blood stream”the waste material goes into large intestine. 


This is the small intestine

The large intestine: is also known as the bowel or the colon. The main role of your large intestine is to absorb water and digest any remaining nutrients in the waste material. As wateris absorbed into your body, the waste material becomes more solid and is now called faeces. The muscles in your large intestine ouch the faeces down into your rectum. They stay there until you are ready to use the toilet and then it passes out through your anus. 

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Autumn Trees

Last month we had a guest speaker in to talk to us about some of the trees we have in our school garden.We started by taking the tempature it was approx 15c and the date was 27 th September we then started writing down facts these are some of them:

We learnt that heat helps things to decompose.

We found a bug motel built by 4th class that was for dry bugs.

We found out that ivy grows during winter and bees and wasps eat ivy.

We learnt that nettles like to live on rich ground.

Nettles also use rich ground for lots of food.

When you touch a nettle a hair breaks of into your skin and it stings.

 We found Special leaves called clemitists used to be called dancing ballerinas.

It was an interisting lesson 

  Everyone learning facts  

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Shoebox Appeal with TeamHope

Mr and Mrs.Malseed came into our class and started talking about the shoe box appeal, and how excited other children in poorer countries become when they receive stuff that we give to them.

When you are packing your shoe box think of the four W’s they are 

Wow,Wear,Write and wash 

Wow: A nice teddy, toy cars,whistle,ball rubber or tennis and cards.

Wear: gloves,hats and socks.

Write:pence case,pencils,paper/notebook,colouring pencles,markers and sharpener.

Wash:face cloth,tooth brush,tooth paste,soap, (No Liquids) .

If you are giving a box to a Girl try not to give hair bands try give head bands instead. 

If you have anything extra we can make up some fifth class boxes too!

Do not give chocolate,if you are giving jellies they must be well in date.


Boxes are due on or before November 11th. Happy wrapping 🙂

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