5th Class Blog

What have you done today to make you feel proud?

A rainy day calls for a sun dance!

If we can’t get outside for break time we’ll make sure to have a dance inside 🙂


Elementary Engineering Workshop 1

  Mr. Z came to visit 5th class on the 20th September. When he arrived, Mr. Z had 5th class straight into work! The first thing they built were go-karts out of axels, wheels, tape and straws. He also taught 5th class all about different forces, including applied force, gravity and friction. They were split up into different groups. 5th class had 5 minutes to create their go karts and then they’d race them to see which created the least amount of friction and travelled the furthest.

 After they had their little break, Mr. Z took 5th class down to the P.E hall and told them to build roller coasters! He gave them different materials including tape, foam tubes , a marble, paper cups and four chairs to begin with and then he kept adding chairs to give the roller coaster more support and make the task more difficult. He gave them lots of different tasks to complete. He made them try to do loop the loops, hills and trying them both together when creating different momentum!

 In the end there was a competition. Mr. Z told 5th class to select one of the three track challenges he had drawn up and if they completed the challenges their team would earn game points. After three of these challenges, he counted the points to see which team won. The winning team was very proud of themselves for winning but every team was proud of what they had achieved throughout the day. 

5th class really enjoyed their fun day and they can’t wait until Mr Z’s next visit!
 By Ryanne and Oscar


Back to 5th class!


   Our proud
wall.In the first week in school, Ms O’Connor asked 5th class to write a piece about something they are proud of that they did over summer. Some people brought in photos and some people drew pictures. 5th class also made selfie art, to go above their proud wall. 5th class really enjoyed working on their art and proud wall! Here are pictures of their amazing work! 

Our first week back to school was exciting! We sat at new tables and we were happy to see all our friends again. We did plenty of hard work but it was all worth it when we did fun activities. In math class we did revision of things we could have forgotten ! In Irish we were looking over uru’s and grammar and in English we wrote about our summer holidays. We also began reading a funny book called ” There’s a boy in the girls bathroom!” We all had a fantastic week back in school!! 

Ryanne and Oscar


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