Presentation Primary School Waterford

A great tradition of education in Waterford since 1798

Fourth Class

Miss McNamara

This month started off with Wellbeing Week. We had daily affirmations, daily meditations, tried out Zumba and did art with our buddies from second class. We also dressed up for Wacky Wednesday and got VERY creative with our outfits! We celebrated Valentine’s Day with painting created using cotton buds to paint over the word ‘love’ in many different languages. In February, we also learned about how to be safe online and had a visit from a Community Garda for Safer Internet Day. We also had the wonderful opportunity to see Frozen performed by the TY students in the Presentation Secondary this month, it was a fantastic show!
We started January off by exploring the force of gravity and the effects of friction by creating ramps for toy cars to go down. We had lots of fun doing this! We also started swimming lessons in Splashworld this month and had a great time getting more confident in the water.
We had our last few workshops with Cathy from Rhythm and Shakes and had an absolute ball learning how to play the drums. We spent much of December working hard on our our Engineers Ireland competition entries. The girls came up with some very creative engineering project ideas and put lots of hard work into creating their prototypes. We also spent lots of time singing practicing for the Christmas Pageant and for Carol singing.┬áMost of the class took part in the drama club’s Christmas play and did an absolutely fantastic job so well done to them!
October and November…
October was an extremely busy month for us in 4th Class! We started off by celebrating National Tree day and Climate Action week by learning about Irish native trees. We started by planting conkers, then we collected leaves from home and identified them in the classroom. We also did a tree survey of our school and during Maths week we figured out the height of all the trees we surveyed using triangulation. To finish off our tree learning, each group researched a tree and presented their research to the class.
We had a very special visit from Deirdre Dwyer in Garter Lane who did fun drama games with us and read from her audio drama called Seeking Cinderella. It was great fun! On the last day before Midterm everyone dressed up for Halloween and we had a lovely dance party.
We have been really busy in 4th Class in September and have settled back into school really well! We started off the month learning about games and pastimes in the past and interviewed our parents and grandparents about what they did when they were young.
We also went on a walk down to Brown’s Road Library where we drew pictures of a scene from our favourite books. The girls did some great work! In art we made some prickly hedgehogs to link in with our Science theme where we were learning about animal adaptations. We also drew self-portraits!
We were really proud of Lucy, Emily, Emilia and Leah from our class who were picked to represent the school in the Schools Cross Country event. They did great and had a good time!