5th Class Blog 2020/21
We've had a busy week in Kamilah class. The students used clay to mould their own pumpkins. There was great creativity shown by the students - we even had a banana shaped pumpkin from Bnejamin! The students also worked in groups, in their pods, to design and paint pumpkins. Finally, each student submitted a design for our class pumpkin carving. We voted for our favourite design, and Sarah just pipped Sergey to the post for the win. Sarah painted the class pumpkin, with some help from Delisha. It was spectacular!
The students worked really hard on their projects about Mesopotamia. Most of the students had to opportunity to present their work to the class on Friday.
Finally, we decorated biscuits on Friday, in lieu of our usual annual bake sale. We have some budding chefs in the class! The final creations were excellent.
Have a great midterm!
Today we hit the roads around Tyrrelstown! We got the chance to put all our practice and theory into action on the road. We indicated around left and right turn, finding the right position on the road for the turn. We practiced signaling out in to the road to overtake and pass safely cars parks on our left.
Check out the photos above to see us cycling safely around the area!
It was Maths Week this week. We had loads of fun activities planned. The students worked hard on their skills to be Maths student of the Week. There were challenges on Mangahigh for the students to take part in. In Kamilah class we went on a maths trail around the school on Tuesday. The students worked together to answer some mathematical questions about the environment around them. Maths Week 2020 was a great success.
In fifth class we were learning all about the Irish government and the elections held in Ireland. We learned all about the Oireachtas, the Dáil and Seanad and also about the powers of the President vs the powers of government.
We then elected out new council members to the various school committees. Congratulations to all those who were chosen to represent their class and well done to all those who ran!
We have noticed so many families cycling to school over the last few weeks, such a great way to get to and from school!!
This week is Bike Week and Fingal County Council are running a virtual cycling event called “Pedal for your Medal”. It is a 50km cycle challenge where participants are asked to complete an accumulated distance of 50kms cycling during bike week.
However, we realise this is a lot to ask of primary school children and would like to involve them by making it a little easier on their legs whilst also encouraging them to participate.
We are hoping that the younger children could register for their 50kms during Bike Week with a view of them completing 50kms by the end of October. In return for their completed 50kms they will receive their very only 50km bespoke medal designed by MMI Group.
Follow the link here to sign up and start counting your KMs!
We're so lucky to have Tyrrelstown House right on our door step and to have such a good relationship with it's owner Mark Wilkinson.
It is such a privilege to be able to explore the grounds each season observing the seasonal changes that occur in nature. On our trip we identified several native Irish trees such as oak, holly, hazel and we even found some that were non native too such as the Chinese chestnut tree!
Have a look above to see what we got up to behind those big closed gates!
We were given an invitation to explore the grounds of Tyrellstown house today. We went for a nature walk and identified a variety of trees and plants. Some of us collected leaves and flowers to bring back to display in the classroom. It was lovely to be out in the sunshine, enjoying our wonderful environment.
Our first day of cycle right training was a huge success - it was sunny, warm and the conditions for bike riding were perfect!
Have a look to see some of the photos from the session where our class were focusing on proper brake use and pedal speed retention!
Welcome to the Alder and Kamilah Class Blog,
We're back! Great first week in the Alder and Kamilah class. We're all loving being back in school and getting back in to the swing of things. We've already completed lots of amazing work and James and Sinéad are so impressed with the standard of work after such a long time away.
Above you will find some of the work that we will be completing this month in 5th Class. We look forward to working with you all this year.
James, Sinéad and Cliodhna!