Mr Jim Lalor - Fifth Class 2020/2021 Blog

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Gravity: It always lets you down

The girls and boys of 5th class have not been letting the school closures slow them down. Along with sterling work in their Maths, English and Gaeilge, they have been busy with plenty of...

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Happy Christmas from Fifth Class

Fifth class have been busy getting into the Christmas spirit over the past few days. There was great excitement in Room 12 when the boys and girls opened their Secret Santa presents.    ...

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Symbols and propaganda

The boys and girls’ higher-order thinking skills kicked into gear during English studies over the past few days. Room 12 has been working on the narrative writing genre through their class novel ‘The Boy...

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Drains, Brains and Elf mobiles

We have been getting into the Christmas spirit over the past week. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas ever since we decorated the classroom and learned Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer (Rudolph...

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The Power of Persuasion

Fifth class have had a busy week. In pairs the boys and girls created holiday brochures as they continued their learning about persuasive writing. First they identified elements of persuasive writing in holiday brochures...

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Sound Scientists

The girls and boys of 5th class placed their focus on sound for Science Week. Room 12’s challenge for the week was to ultimately design and construct a soundproof studio. The children began by...

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Spooktacular Halloween

The boys and girls of Room 12 had a busy build-up to the mid-term break. They took part in a beach clean-up on Bull Island and went all-out dressing up for Halloween. Here is...

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Meaningful Maths Week

Fifth class had their Maths Hats on over the past week. The boys and girls undertook a Maths challenge each day, solved puzzles on Seesaw and learned, played and then taught their peers Maths...

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Update from Room 12

Room 12 studied pointillism and explored the work of its founding father – French artist Georges Seurat – over the past week. Below is a taste of 5th class’ pointillist creations drawing upon contemporary...

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Mathmagicians and history buffs

We have been learning about industry in Clontarf through the ages from the time of the Sheds Fishing Village when Clontarf had only one road right up to the present day. We looked at...