Mr Jim Lalor - Fifth Class 2020/2021 Blog

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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...

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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...