Presentation Primary School Waterford

A great tradition of education in Waterford since 1798

Fifth Class

Mrs McAra


We are currently in rehearsals for the school musical ‘Willy Wonka Jr’ which will be performed in June for parents and for the school.

A cake sale fundraiser will take place later this month to help with the costs of the show.


On 23rd April, 10 pupils travelled to Kilkenny to present their project ‘Celebrating Diversity’. All pupils in the class worked very hard this year researching, recording, compiling and presenting their findings on this topic. The opportunity to travel to Kilkenny and meet with pupils from other schools was wonderful. The girls presented their project with confidence and it was clear to see how proud they were of all their hard work. A huge well done to all pupils in the class and an extra well done to Mrs McAra who worked tirelessly since the beginning of project. Congratulations!

Click here to listen to Emma introducing¬†‘Challenge to Change – Celebrating Diversity’

We sang at the Confirmation which was celebrated on the 26th April.


October was a busy month in our class. We went to Garter Lane for a Halloween art workshop. We explored Izak9 cubes for a week this month as part of maths activities and looked at some topics around refugees and asylum seekers for our School of Sanctuary work. Check out some of our activities in our photos.


In Mrs McAra’s 5th Class we have been really enjoying our 1st few weeks back to school. We had a gallery walk along the corridor which was based on a book we have been studying in our class called “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodsin. We also transformed our classroom for a book tasting morning where we got to browse a taster of some of the books from our school library. We each made a “Top Picks” list so that we can easily pick a book when we go for our weekly library slot.

We have had great fun with some team building and stem activities too. It has been a test of patients with the challenges we faced but it was fun team work.
This week we all became archaeologists, we learned how difficult a dig can be and just how delicate artifacts are. We each excavated a chocolate chip cookie using toothpicks as our tool. This was tricky work to try conserve the artifacts (chocolate chips).