The girls have had a very busy February! In Science they learned all about Forces. They made their own experiment to test different surfaces around the school for friction using the wheels from the Lego in our classroom. They also learned about Electricity. They put together their own circuits and managed to get a lightbulb to turn on and a buzzer which was great excitement. We had another Wacky Wednesday to fundraise for countries affected by natural disasters. We had a visit from a local Guard who spoke to the girls about internet safety and they even got to try on some of the equipment.
We were also very lucky to be invited to the Presentation Secondary school where we got to see their TY show “Frozen”. It was an amazing performance and we were delighted to be able to go and meet some of the stars of the show! We celebrated World Book Day where the girls dressed up as characters from their favourite books. We went on a “Guess the Teacher” trail around the school where we had to guess which teacher was which based on their favourite book. A lot of fun was had doing this.
The girls are settling back into school after the holidays and have had a great January so far. They have also been getting to know their new teacher Ms. Hennebry. This week was Well-Being week, also marking the first week of February, and we were very busy! On Mindful Monday the girls took some time to relax with mindful colouring activities. The girls enjoyed a brilliant Zumba class which they got to do on Together Tuesday. They engaged in mindfulness and mediation daily. We also enjoyed time with our buddy class, 1st class, reading together in the library and completing art together. On Wacky Wednesday the girls expressed themselves through crazy hair and unique clothes which was very fun and exciting. We have been engaging in swimming lessons the last 4 Thursdays in Splashworld. We also took time to think about the things in life we are grateful for on Thankful Thursday. On Friday we enjoyed some tasty treats with a quiz and had a ‘Feel Good Friday’!
We had a lovely December in our class… we were delighted the school could hold the Pageant again for the first time since we were in First Class. We sang “Rejoice With Us” with the other Fourth Classes, and joined in with any other songs that we knew. Lots of girls also took part in the after-school drama performance and they were great! Parents came to watch and then the whole school came and they all really enjoyed it.
We met up with our reading buddies to exchange cards and to have a Christmas party with hot chocolate & dancing!
We did lots of art including 3-D snowflakes, paper craft angels, tinfoil printed snow-globes & beautiful winter sunset scenes. Our teacher finally learned how to use Kahoot and we had great fun doing different quizzes about Christmas and other topics.
We had a class Secret Santa which was very highly anticipated, it was lovely to give and receive gifts.
We also collected food and other items to donate to SVP, to help people locally who might be having a hard time this Christmas. Debbie came from SVP to collect everything and she was delighted with our donations. She told us about the charity and played a game with the class to get us thinking.
It has been a busy but lovely term. In January, we’ll have a new teacher, Miss Hennebry, and we’re so looking forward to meeting her.
We had a great time during Science Week; we worked together to make butter out of cream and it tasted great! We figured out that double cream works better, and we decided it didn’t need any added salt.
We also did a “dancing raisins” experiment and observed what happened when we added raisins to different drinks.
In the PE hall, we worked together on an engineering challenge to construct a platform that would hold us up, using just paper cups and cardboard. It took some figuring out for how to place the cups & how to step onto the platform, but we managed to get it up to three storeys!
Emily P, Emma and Lucy worked hard to figure out how to get the motor working in the Lego set that Emily won. It was so exciting to see their ferris wheel turn!
Lastly, a group of girls were awarded achievement medals for taking on a maths challenge and completing extra maths homework each week! They were so enthusiastic and did a great job. Well done girls!
We’ve had a great October in Pre-Fab 3. We went on two trips, to see the De La Salle show and to an art workshop in Garter Lane. We helped First Class with reading and PE games; hopefully we can meet up with them again soon.
There was big excitement when a crew from WLR FM came to give Emily P. her prize from winning “Are You Smarter Than a Forty Year Old?” The Lego Spike Essentials set she won for the school are really impressive and we’ve made a start figuring out how to use all the parts.
We also made chocolate apples for Halloween and had great fun dressing up as well.
We have been really busy in 4th Class; September has been going by so fast! We welcomed two new girls, Yasmim and Cera. They have been settling in really well.
We’ve been enjoying going to Walsh Park to play rounders for PE. We read and watched video clips about how plants & animals adapt to their environment, and we mixed & blended paint to show chameleons “changing” from one colour to another. We also interviewed parents & grandparents about “Games & Pastimes” from their childhood, and how they think things have changed, for better or worse. We walked down to Paddy Brown’s Road Library to take part in an art workshop, drawing a scene from our favourite books. We’re lucky to have such a nice little library so close to us!
We were really proud of Zoey and Lucy who represented the school in the Schools Cross Country event. They did so well and had a great time. Zoey even brought back a medal!
Emily Power had a very busy morning on Friday 23rd. She was on WLR FM radio before school, taking part in “Are You Smarter Than a Forty Year Old?” It turns out that she is! Emily won a Lego set for the school worth €300… Thanks Emily!!