4th Class visit Rathfarnham Castle

4th Class visit Rathfarnham Castle

Last week, 4th class took a short walk down to Rathfarnham Castle where our tour guide, Eoin showed us around. Over the last couple of weeks, the children have been researching and creating projects based on the locality.

There was a wonderful variety of projects from posters to books, scratch projects to videos.

Keep an eye on the Kids’ Blog over the next few days as some of the children’s recount pieces will appear.

Meanwhile, have a look at Saul’s fantastic video project!

4th Class Norman Castles

4th Class Norman Castles

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The boys and girls in 4th class have been working extremely hard on their 3-D reconstructions of Norman Castles for the last couple of weeks. The children collected recyclable materials from home and got to work on putting them altogether. The children were set a further challenge – they were not allowed use sellotape! But the boys and girls rose to it. They inserted and changed the shapes of their materials in order to fit it all together to recreate a Medieval fortress!
They are all on display outside our classroom if you wish to have a look!
Well done to all the boys and girls in 4th class for their outstanding effort!
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4th class OWLS visit

4th class OWLS visit

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4th class recently participated in a workshop delivered by Andrew (or ‘Mouse) from OWLS (Outdoor, Wildlife, Survival, Learning). He spoke to the class about the changes winter brings to both animals and plants in Ireland and even brought a little “spikey” visitor with him!

 

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4th Class OWLS Nature Walk 21st March

4th Class OWLS Nature Walk 21st March

 

 

On Thursday March 21st, 4th class went on a very interesting and fun nature walk led by Andrew from OWLS (Outdoor Wildlife Learning Survival). Andrew has visited the class twice already, in winter and autumn,  and we always look forward to his arrival as he is full of facts and information about the wildlife around us. For his most recent visit we braved the cold and made our way to Loreto Park and the stream that runs through it. Using nets and trays, we gathered some samples of creatures from the stream which included fresh water shrimp and minnows! When we returned to the school Andrew talked to the class about the life cycle of the frog and let us all handle some frog spawn. We learned that the frog is one of only three amphibians in Ireland, the others being toads and newts. Everyone agreed that the day was both fun and educational! Flip through our album of pictures!

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