From now on this will be the Dolphins page until they leave the school at the end of 6th class. Each year, news from the Dolphins will be added to what happened the previous years.
Welcome to the 5th Class section of the Dolphins page. We hope to add really important news and updates here. Anna
5th Class Celebrate Tree Day
A New School Year, A New School Friend
Welcome to the 4th class distance learning page. Here you will see a selection of some of our excellent work that we’ve completed during the school closure. We’ve been super busy with our daily Zoom calls and are becoming pros with using Seesaw. All in all we’re making the best out of a difficult situation! Brian
The Tower of RETNS
4th Class are great at co-operating together, just look at the tower Samuel G, Luka, Lorcan, Rose and Dillion constructed! It is EPIC! Well done. Brian
Learn to Sew
I learned to sew when I was in Primary School in Galway by using Gingham material. It makes following the lines easier. Now 4th class are learning to sew using this tried and trusted method. They are doing amazing at sewing. Brian
Before our May break we made clay tiles and let them dry. We have now added our colours to the clay tiles. They look amazing. Brian
4th Class Write-a-book
Well done to all of 4th class for completing the Write a Book project for a second year. It’s a big undertaking but the payoff is definitely worth it when you see what they created.
Congratulations to Lauren who won the Merit Award for her story The Secret Unicorn. There were three other books that were Highly Commended: Joke Land by Luke, The Girl Sailor by Éilis and Piper and Tweet’s Amazing Adventures by Elle. A big thank you also goes to the parents and guardians who helped with the planning, correcting and editing. Brian
Indian Ink Sketching with Twigs
Niamh Kelly is currently filling in for Una who is on leave. Niamh is also an artist who works with ink. She helped us create these gorgeous paintings using Indian ink. We used twigs to spread the ink, similar to how quills work. They make a striking feature outside the classroom.
4th Class Record Attempts
4th Class have been creating a record book full of challenges. One of the challenges was to create the largest picture in the class. Amber and Irie were the main people behind the amazing Dragon and Unicorn pi cture above. Lots of others helped colour it in. And they did this all themselves without any imput from any adults!
4th Class have been busy!
We’ve packed quite a lot into these last two weeks. Most of our work has been focused on getting our Write a Books finished and ill think you agree that they look fantastic! The weather has been pretty nice of late so we’ve been trying to get out and enjoy it while it lasts. We are lucky that we now have a new outdoor learning area beside the raised beds. Finally, our art has focused on Easter and St. Patrick’s Day/Ireland. We made some fabric eggs and decorated them and they turned out really well. Celtic symbols were the inspiration for our paintings.
Green School Competition:- 4th Class Entries
“The ocean and me” “Waves” “Deep down in the sea”
were the themes set by the Green School Committee in this writing competition. Amber, Lauren and Irie sent in some lovely work! Well done Girls, Brian
The Ocean and Me
The Ocean and Me feel the breeze through the wind,
The Ocean and Me feel the beat from the waves going in and out. The sun is setting, all the city lights are off.
Now it’s just The Ocean and Me.
I sometimes wonder what’s deep down in the Ocean?
I see creatures flashing through my eyes.. like turtles, dolphins, and fish in all kinds of colours.
I see more creatures,
What creatures do you see in the Ocean?
The Ocean and Me
Samuel G's At-At
Look at Samuel G’s At-At. Samuel saved up his money to purchase the At-At himself. It took him four hours to complete. Well done Samuel, a fantastic piece of engineering work! Brian
Signs of Spring
Now that spring has sprung, I set the class a photo challenge to take pictures of any signs of spring in their home or neighbourhood. We’ve seen lots of daffodils and a blue tit in Elle’s garden! A few people made their own pictures too. Amber made a lovely video of how she put her spring painting together. I have such a talented class! Brian
Pancake Tuesday 16th February 2021
4th Class created this cool padlet which contains a load of interesting facts about Pancake Tuesday!
Lauren bakes tasty buns
Lauren made good use of her screen free day to make some tasty pink iced buns. Oh how I wish I got to taste them, yummy!
Maeve: Fashion Designer
Maeve designed and made this wonderful doll this week. It would make a worthy entry for Junk Kouture.
Gráinne's Art: Valentine's Tree
For Art this week, Gráinne (our student teacher) assigned a seasonally appropriate art lesson, a Valentine’s Tree. Have a look at some of the lovely pieces we got back through See-Saw this week.