Mr Jim Lalor - Fifth Class 2020/2021 Blog

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Sports stars in the making

5th class spent the past eight weeks trying to master two Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) – ‘Throwing’ and ‘Kicking’ in P.E.. Just like elite athletes, the children turned to digital technology to try and...

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A parable for our time

The boys and girls in 5th class have been learning about Parables as part of their Religious Education studies. A parable is a story with two meanings – one meaning is obvious but the...

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Clontarf in the past

The boys and girls of Room 12 delved back in time and took a closer look at The Clontarf Baths as part of their History studies. The children examined how the local site has...

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Budding architects

The girls and boys of 5th class have been studiying ‘area’ in Maths. They explored floor plans and calculated the size a surface takes up as well as perimeter. They then took everything they...

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from 5th class! The children signed off before the Easter Holidays with an Easter Egg hunt. The girls and boys also each created a unique Easter sock bunny filled with porridge oats!...

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Not-so-bored games

The boys and girls in 5th class have been getting creative in recent weeks! They designed and built amazing family board games. First, a theme was chosen. Then, they decided on whether to create a strategy,...

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Nat-ure ordinary days!

5th class spent the past week considering natural materials in their locality. The children were challenged to build a working raft. Their task came with the caveat that they could only only use materials that...

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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...