Presentation Primary School Waterford

A great tradition of education in Waterford since 1798

Fifth Class

Miss Duke


Time is flying in 5th class! We can’t believe it is June already!

We were delighted to welcome Ms. White to our class, we had so much fun with her and learned so much! She taught us all about sound in science, procedural writing, percentages and 1916.

We love being active, we’ve been working on our basketball skills as well as developing tactics and strategies in bench ball, we started tag rugby with the coaches from Waterford Sports Partnership and we are loving it!

We were so excited to start getting hot meals for lunch, they get a big thumbs up from us! (We recommend the chicken curry – it is amazing!)

We went on the EPIC Walking Tour of Waterford, we learned so much about the history of Waterford and finished it off with a delicious hot chocolate from the Bishops Palace Café.

Our school is the best school ever, they organised a Fun Day for us this month and we had the most amazing time. We loved meeting Winston the micro pig from the Nore Valley Farm, racing our teacher down the slide on the bouncy castle, dancing to our hearts content at the disco and drumming with Cathy from Rhythm and Shakes! We even had an ice cream van come to the school!

We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has instore for us! Stay tuned for our final few weeks of 5th Class!


We are delighted to be back together in Room.18, we enjoyed  online school but there is nothing better being back with our friends and teacher!
We have been so busy! We’re taking part in the Run around Ireland Challenge, we go outside running every day for 10 minutes. So far we’ve reached the Rock of Cashell & The Spire in Dublin!
We’ve been learning about electricity, we experimented with circuits and had the chance to create circuits in pairs.
We’ve been working on our sketching techniques in art, we had a workshop with our resident digital artist Lauren who gave us lots of tips and tricks!
We’re loving playing basketball and benchball! Hot seat is our favourite game, our shooting technique has improved so much in such a short space of time!
We started an online typing programme to build up our typing skills, we are flying! We’re also taking part in lots of research tasks in the computer room, our most recent topic was Latvia. Did you know Latvia has the tallest women in the world and the fastest WiFi??
Food Dudes is well and truly underway in Room 18, the most popular item so far has definitely been the cherry tomatoes.. delicious!
Stay tuned for more fun facts and lovely photos from our final term of 5th Class!



We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a parade and a céilí in the yard. The sun was shining and we had a great day.


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!


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!


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.


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!