Presentation Primary School Waterford

A great tradition of education in Waterford since 1798

Fifth Class

Miss Quinn


Basketball Blitz… Well done to the girls who did us proud playing against the First Years from Presentation Secondary School. It was a thrilling match from start to finish! Congrats to the First Years who beat us by a narrow margin!


We’re had a really busy month in Fifth Class. We started computer lessons; we’re really enjoying them and learning lots of tricks to help speed up our typing. We had an Internet safety talk from Zeeko where we learned about how to keep ourselves safe online.

In class we learned about seanfhocails in Irish, we made some pop art and we started learning about World War 1. We went to see the musical ‘Mary Poppins’ in the Presentation Secondary School. We were amazed by how talented the girls were; they put on a brilliant show.

We also enjoyed lots of fun activities for Pancake Tuesday, World Book Day and Seachtain na Gaeilge. We went to Kilkenny for our final National Children’s Choir practice; it’s now only two weeks until our performance!

January and February…

We’ve gotten the New Year off to a great start in Fifth Class. We finished our swimming lessons in Waterford Crystal, we all improved so much! We were all jumping and diving into the pool by the end of the 8 weeks.

We learned about and made some electrical circuits in Science and did some brilliant projects on the counties of Ireland in Geography. We also had a workshop from the ‘One World Centre’ about Rainforests which we really enjoyed.  We looked at pictures of the Northern Lights and created our own pictures of them using chalk pastels.

We’re still working hard learning our songs for the National Children’s Choir in April and we had another group practice in Kilkenny.


We’ve had another busy month in Fifth Class. We wrote winter poems and typed them in the computer room, we learned about the Aztecs in history, we’re started swimming lessons and we were very lucky to have a coach from the Wildcats teaching us basketball! We’re really enjoying the build up to Christmas too. We drew snowmen for art and made sock snowmen. We had a brilliant time at the Christmas Party, thanks to Mrs. Murphy and the parents who came in for all their hard work, we really enjoyed it!


We’ve had a very busy November in Fifth Class! For science week we went to WIT to see ‘The Science of the Circus’ where we learned about forces and how they are used in circus acts. We also had a visit from Maxi Zoo, we learned about different types of animals and loved meeting Penny the rabbit.

We had our first group practice for the National Children’s Choir in Kilkenny. We created our own board games for art and we played them together and we had a brilliant time making slime!


We went to the WIT and it was Maths Week. We learned how to save money and we learned how to count money from different countries. Then some people from our class got to go up and answer some Maths problems. We won some chocolates for being the quietest there.

We went to the Computer Room and we wrote stories for Halloween. Our teacher showed us how to edit the writing and how to make it bigger or smaller. We are going to be printing them out soon.

We did some baking in Irish, we made cookie dough.

The Mayor came to our school and we had a fancy dress day for Halloween. We all had great costumes and really enjoyed the day.

By Basia & Zoey


We’ve had a good start to Fifth Class in Ms. Quinn’s Class. We did cycling for 6 weeks with Ollie and Donal. We had so much fun doing it. They taught us how to cycle safely and they played fun games. We all loved it.

On 26th of September we had European Languages Day in the library. Some of the girls from our class spoke different languages and we learned some French. St. Stephen’s Boys’ school also went and some of the boys spoke different languages too. It is so important and good to learn new languages.

We’re doing Food Dudes too, every day we are given fruit and vegetables and if we taste them we can win a prize.

By Alix & Kayleigh