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Presentation Primary School Waterford

A great tradition of education in Waterford since 1798

Fifth Class

Miss Duke

December…

We would like to wish all of our families, friends and school staff a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!  We are hoping that 2021 will bring new adventures and many exciting days!

December has been a super busy month for us. We had our fish tank arrive from Oceanics in Tramore and we have been working hard to care for them. We have prawns, blennies, butterfish, scorpion fish and beadlet anemones.

We were lucky enough to be chosen as one of the schools to create the Fan in the Stands for the All Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park, unfortunately it wasn’t our day but beidh lá éile againn!

We have loved taking part in the Christmas activities, especially the hot chocolate station and Christmas disco! We really enjoyed our schools Active Christmas Trail, we had a great giggle at the jokes too!

November…

Our wish came true when we welcomed ‘Edison’ to our classroom, Edison is an educational robot that we got to experiment with and programme! We put Edison to the test with the various courses we designed and we investigated whether he was as effective at following lines over a longer distance – turns out Edison is an excellent long distance robot, he travelled 9 metres super quick!

Congratulations to all the girls in our class who have achieved their Pen Licences so far, your hard work has really paid off. Also, congratulations to our new President Milica and her Vice President Cherry, the class enjoyed following the US Election so much that we had to have our own election!

October…

From researching and writing reports, to planning our ‘ag siopadóireacht sa bhaile’ towns, to learning about schools in the past it has been non-stop! We have settled into life in our new pods and we are loving the new skipping ropes that Mrs O’Mara got for us, we’ve been keeping count of our skips so we can take part in the ‘Climb the Mountains of Europe’ challenge – we are flying!

We met our friends Donal and Ollie who taught us the skills we’d need for ‘Safe Cycling’, we’ve mastered right and left hand turns, junctions and even roundabouts – you’ll see us cycling the roads in no time!

We have been busy learning long multiplication and enjoying maths stations, this week we met the Long Division Family for the first time – they were not as scary as they sounded.

September…

This was a busy month; we welcomed our new friend Amelia to our class, and we got to meet our new teacher. We played lots of games and worked on our communication skills. We worked together on our class rules and decided on a class motto. Our motto is ‘If you can dream it, you can do it’. We have practiced mindful breathing and mindful listening, we’ve learned about South Africa, explored the world of archaeology, started orienteering on our new Active Walkway and we have even created a personification poem about a bin.

Stay tuned for some more of our adventures!