Welcome to Ms. O Connor and Ms. Dennehy's Fourth class
Making special homemade trinkets to gift or hang on our Christmas trees at home. The children enjoying some Christmas craft projects in Art.
Christmas cards for schools 2018
We were delighted when these arrived into class this morning. The children were so excited to see their designs in print. Many thanks to our Parents Association for organising.
Science Week started Nov 12th. We completed experiments in groups including slime making, butter making, making a volcano, fireworks in a glass, lava lamps and snow nappies. Our favourite experiment was making butter. We took some butter home and ate it. We filmed our experiments and documented the results. We then wrote a report on Science Week in class.
Teamwork in Fourth class
Blue Star Projects on Italy
We used an integrated approach to learning incorporating many subjects and topics such as procedural writing in English, Geography, History and Art.
The children really enjoyed presenting their 'Blue Star' Italy projects to each other and the effort and hard work was very evident to see. They plan to showcase them to other classes in the coming weeks.
Some of the topics covered by the children:
Writing recipes for traditional Italian gelato and other Italian food
History of Italy and the Romans
Italian supercars, some of which were seen at the recent Canonball in Blarney
Famous landmarks such as Leaning tower of Pisa and the Colloseum
Rome and Venice
Geography of Italy
Looked at Italian art and drew the famous 'Mona Lisa' by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci
Italy and Europe
Miss Dennehy’s 4th Class Christmas Tree
Fourth class girls at the Gaelic Football Blitz (4th Dec)
Exploring Lines and Angles in Miss Dennehy’s 4th Class
Maths Week in 4th Class (15th-19th October)
Lots of fun activities have been going on this week for Maths Week 2018! So far we have had great fun exploring maths through games, with much more to come!
Shape Walk as part of Maths Week
Over the last few weeks we have done some wonderful exploring of the beautiful Italy! Along the way we have learned some incredible and wacky facts! For example, did you know that each year, Italians consume on average 55 pounds of pasta? Or that there are in fact over 500 different kinds of pasta! After some tough debates, it was discovered that Lasagne was the most popular pasta dish in Rang 4! Here is Ms. Dennehy’s 4th class putting together some fact files for our Italy project!
Running Around Ireland. Cork-Sligo!
This year we are taking part in the Running Around Ireland initiative. Our aim is to run the distance between Cork and Sligo - that’s 320km! We’ve been taking time each week to get running and clocking up the Km’s as we go! The children are loving getting out and running in a variety of ways - races, laps and games!