We have had a fun filled December and have been very busy in room 17. We went to the cinema to see wish which was a huge treat. We posted some letters with our buddies in the special Santa post box. We also made some reindeer biscuits which was great fun . We completed some Christmas procedures and even tested ourselves and wrote a procedure as Gaeilge. We have had the best start to 5th Class in 2023 and can’t wait for 2024. We are ending 2023 with a tea party and some chocolate biscuit cake we made ourselves.
In November we started our winter art and we’re inspired by van Goughs starry night and the northern lights. We had a cosy pj day and watched The Parent Trap. We also learnt all about materials and how they can mix in science and made our very own lava lamps. We made cards for our buddies for homework and delivered to them in their classroom.
We were very busy for ‘Maths Week’ in room 17. We picked a number a day and made as many equations as we could for that number.
Our next activity we completed a ‘Figure Me Out’ page, the girls made some equations about themselves for example our age, house number, number of siblings and shoe sizes. We then swapped these with our class members and they ‘figured out’ all the information about us.
We also designed some Maths trails for our buddies and brought our buddies on a Maths trail around the school.
We also did some fun Maths in the computer room – Miss Fortune gave each of us a budget and we got to spend that budget on designing a room in a house. We researched different websites to find items that we could buy within our budget.
Lastly we did some data with smarties. We first predicted how many smarties were in the box, then we counted them and divided them into groups of colour. We made bar graphs based on these. Finally we got to eat the smarties.
We had a great week for Maths Week in our class and saw how Maths is everywhere and can be very fun.
We made some identity bracelets that showcased and celebrated our similarities and differences. We competed some STEM activities which showed that we needed to work together to get the best results. We competed an activity with toothpaste that though us a very deep message that once we’ve said unkind words to our friends it is very hard to take them back.
We also got stuck in to some reading where we had an afternoon of book tasting – we were allowed to read as many books as we could in each station and keep note of the ones we liked the most.
We got stuck in to some place value and learnt all about prime numbers.
We also became archaeologists and noticed how difficult it is to be so careful and mindful with the delicate artefacts ( this proved difficult for us as our artefacts were chocolate chips from cookies).
We got stuck in to some safe cycling in the yard and had some very brave girls who cycled for the first time with no stabilisers.
We also learnt all about our body organs and made our very own model of the organs and also a model of our lungs.