Welcome to Fourth Class
Sunny days in fourth class!
Easter Clay Crafts!
Recreation of Henry Matisses’ Paintings!
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Bhí go leor gníomhachtaí ar siúl in ár scoil i rith an tseachtain seo i.e. comórtas na doirse, damhsa na réaltaí, comórtas dathla agus tráth na gceist.
Tráth na gCeist
Doras Rang 4 don Seachtain na Gaeilge!
On Monday 5th March, we made a trip to Blackrock Observatory. During the morning session we conducted many Science Experiments on electricity. We then were given a guided tour of the castle and completed our tour by entering The Dome which involved learning all about space.
Completion of The Junior Achievement Programme!
Drama Time with Avril!
Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Rang 4!
Science Day in Glasheen
Life Time Lab Maths Workshop – 12-2-2018!
Life Time Lab visited our school and brought with them a wide variety of materials/puzzles and games which required critical thinking, reasoning, solving & computation skills. The general consensus was a 10/10 score.
More Station Teaching in Maths!
We were doing data/graphs in Maths this week and consolidated our learning with 5 stations which included (1)Making block graphs using uni-fix cubes (2)Tallying results using matchsticks & a tally board (3)Tables using ipads (4)Problem/Word – Story Solving as a group & (5)Activity Sheet comprising of a mixture of questions. Also, as part of our data studies we collected data with In. Uí Bhriain in relation to the cars in the staff car park i.e. car registrations, car colours & car tax information and represented this information on bar line graphs, block graphs & bar charts.
Our Guided Tour of U.C.C – 8-2-2018!
First, we met the Vice-President of U.C.C.
Ellie was greeted by her dad who works in U.C.C.
Getting gowned for our tour!
Our Tour Guide, Kate!
Here we are in The Aula Maxima!
The Honan Chapel!
George Boole Monument!
We touched George Boole’s nose, now we’re all geniuses! (Well, so Kate told us)
The Crawford Observatory!
Graduation Time – We successfully completed our tour of U.C.C.
Author’s Visit to our Classroom!
Maria Burke, the author of (1)’The Ark of Dun Ruah’ and (2)’The Ark of Dun Ruah – Protector of the Flame’ visited our classroom and told us all about the process involved in the writing and illustrating of both her books. It was lovely to listen to her read from her books and she answered our many questions at the end of the session.
Station Teaching in Maths
We have been busy consolidating what weAi?? have learned in decimals through station teaching on Friday. In. Uí Bhriain and our teacher were helping us with the activities i.e. tables on the ipads, representing decimal numbers using geo boards, decimal bingo and abacus work.
Margaret from Musgrave’s Cash and Carry visits our classroom every Wednesday to doAi?? a Junior Achievement class with us. We are learning how a business works and the best way to be successful in any business. This involves individual production, mass production and much much more.Ai??
Fabric and Fibre-Initial Letters of our names displayed using buttons
We’ve been inspired by Operation Transformation’s 10 @ 10 and each and every morning, we are busy increasing our heart rates with many different exercises.
Take a look at our Christmas Houses!
Féach ar ár dtithe Nollaig a rinneamar san Ealan Have a look at our Christmas houses which we constructed, painted and decorated. Our reception hall in our school has come alive with the twinkling of lights and the vibrancy of our Christmas Village which we created.
Exploring The Solar System!
A big thank you to Lorraine from Blackrock Observatory for visiting our school and erecting the dome in one of our classrooms. We loved learning all about The Solar System in this amazing environment.
Party Time in Rang 4
The afternoon of Thursday 7th December was one with a difference in our classroom. We contributed generously to our I.T. School Fundraiser and were treated to a pizza, popcorn & dvd party. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon!
Comhghairdeas Kate on your winning slogan in The Green Schools’ Slogan Competition.
We looked at and were inspired by many works of pop art that various artists had created. We responded to these through discussion and by using our imaginations and creativity to produce these 2-D and 3-D works.
Our Penguin Line Drawings
Climate Change Talk
A big thank you to Lisa, from An Taisce who visited our classroom and gave us a very informative talk on ‘Climate Change’
A visit to rang 4 from dental hygienists!
Last Friday, 2 students studying dental hygiene visited our class and gave us a presentation on the structure of our teeth, how to look after our teeth & presented each one of us with a toothbrush pack. It was extremely insightful and educational!
Celebrating Science Week!
We explored the technique of collage in Art this week – this is where we created a work of art by sticking newspaper and magazine cut outs onto a drawn/cut out portrait. We are very proud of our finished works!
Smoothie Day 13-11-2017!
We were invited to the halla for a smoothie making demonstration by The Health Promoting Committee. Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and natural yoghurt were used to make these delicious, healthy and nutritious smoothies. Best of all, each one of us were given some to taste. An-dheas ar fad a bhí siad!!!!!!
Gléasta Suas don Oíche Shamhna!
Jazzing it up in Glasheen!
EalaAi??n OAi??che Shamhna
Our creativity sprung to the fore in this Art lesson. We allowed our imaginations to go wild with all things spooky for our Halloween wreaths. Each child’s wreath is unique and individual and will undoubtedly take pride of place in her home during Halloween.
Embracing Glasheen’s Autumn/Halloween Garden
Fundraising Walk to ‘The Lough’
Inspired by Picasso
Firstly, we learned all about the life of Pablo Picasso and looked at and responded to many of his great and inspirational works. We decided to dwell on his Cubism Period whereby his works included many geometric shapes. Plans for our masks were made and we designed an outline which we later filled in with various shapes. Carefully, we chose the colours that we thought would best suit our masks. TA?imid brA?dA?il go mA?r astu!
On our way to see Cats…… The Musical!
Last Friday, we were fortunate enough to receive the opportunity to attend ‘Cats….The Musical’ in The Presentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane. What an amazing performance it was! An explosion of lights and music revealed a larger-than-life junkyard at midnight. It tells the story of the tribe of Jellicle Cats reuniting to celebrate who they are. It truly was a spectacular show. Well done! A big congratulations goes to Sandra Alexander who won one of the 2 spot prizes i.e. voucher for 12 donuts in Sticky Fingers. Comhghairdeas leat, Sandra!
Our Amazing Silhouettes
We thoroughly enjoyed drawing our friend’s silhouettes. This required complete stillness fromAi?? each person whilst our friends traced around our silhouette. We then designed the silhouettes with various designs and painted them in groups. Working as a team was instrumental in achieving these superb creations!