STEPS Young Engineers Award

Last term we took part in the STEPS Young Engineers Award. We were given the task to design something to help within our community. We had to build a prototype to show how our design would work. Four engineers came to visit our class. One of the engineers was a drone engineer and another one worked on space stations. We presented our work to the engineers and they gave us.


We have started working on personal scrapbooks where we will keep all our memories of 4th class. So far we have included our hopes for the school year, some of our SESE project work, Halloween art and stories and we have written all about the ‘Drive for Five’, ‘three in a row’ and Sam Maguire’s visit. It will be interesting to look back on what we were like when we.

Group work in the Prefab

We have really enjoyed the run up to Halloween in the Prefab.  Group work is a fundamental part of our learning in 4th class.  We love to collaborate and work together, as you can see from the pictures below!  We are looking forward to returning to school in November following the mid-term break and enjoying a busy few weeks in the run up to Christmas.  Happy Halloween!

Prefab: 4th Class

Welcome to Mr. Donaghy’s fourth class!  As for all classes, September has been a very busy month. We learned all about the Romans in History, and Italy in Geography.  We especially enjoyed creating Roman Gladiator clay heads last week for art. With Halloween approaching, we are getting into the groove with our narrative scary stories.  Watch this space for some spooky characters, all created by the children in the Prefab!

Learning About the Human Body

In Room 8 we have been learning all about the organs in the human body. To help us learn we made ‘Human Body’ information posters. Using the IPads, we researched information and added the information to the posters.

Snap, Crackle and Pop!

We spent the morning making rice krispie buns! We finally filled our reward jar with cotton wool which means we got a treat! We used the microwave to melt the chocolate and added marshmallows, mini eggs and sprinkles to our rice krispie buns. We enjoyed them while having a movie afternoon as part of our reward day 🙂

Write A Book 2019!

We spent a lot of time working on our “Write a Book” entries this year. We planned, drafted, edited, and published our creations. We worked in our classroom, the computer room and at home and added drawings and designs to add to our stories. We sent them away and a class in another school read our books and wrote comments at the back! Well done to Grace and Matthew who.

Irish Emigration Museum Visit

      On Wednesday, March 20th we went to EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum. EPIC stands for ‘Every Person Is Connected’. We had been learning about the Great Famine in history and we wanted to learn more about Irish emigration. It was very exciting, learning and playing games. They use advanced technology to make learning fun. Did you know…at one time women were not allowed to join the army.

The Fearless Five!

  Our class were lucky enough to be picked to go to Easons for the launch of “The Fearless Five” by Bannie McPartlin. The author herself was there to read us some of her book, talk to us about the idea for the book and the characters and to answer our questions. We were even able to get the author’s autograph! She was so impressed to hear about our “Write-.

Visit to the Bog of Allen

Our class had a a very interesting trip to The Bog of Allen. We did many exciting things such as pond dipping, searching for frogs, we visited a section of the bog and a museum. Finally made our very own bog in a bottle! We were even lucky enough that the sun came out on the day.

Ducks and Bikes in Room 2!

After 6 weeks of Cycle Safety training, the children in Room 2 took part in a Cycle around the Phoenix Park.  They were joined by Mr. Parker, who gave the children some wonderful facts about different parts of the Phoenix Park.  It was a wonderful day out and the children particularly enjoyed the lap of the 15 acres! Just before our mid-term in June, the children welcomed some new pupils.

Our Day At The Bog

After learning about the bog, our class went on a trip with all of the 4th classes to the Bog of Allen. There we learned all about the different plants and animals that live there.   We started the day with some pond-dipping. We had to work together to catch mini-beasts from a pond and figure out what we had caught using a guide. We then learned how the bog.

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