Welcome to our Primary 4&5 class page. We hope that you enjoy looking at all our activities throughout the year.
Fun and sun shine on Sports Day!
We took our pea plants home this week. The tallest measured 25cm.
We had our school trip today. We went to “Jump Boxx” in Banbridge and we all agreed that it was the “best trip so far!” Below are some photos of our antics. They may be blurry because no one stayed still long enough to pose for a picture. We went to “Solitude Park” after lunch, and on the way home Henry the bus driver took us to the “magic hill” at Spelga Dam. Wow!
This morning we had a visit from Christine McMahon, the Irish 400m Hurdler. She has competed in 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2014 & 2016 European Championships. The whole school took part in her Sports for Schools Fitness Challenge. It was great fun.
Christine demonstrated some of the techniques she needs to use when she is training and then invited some of us to take part too.....
We worked together to try to identify the characteristics of the front page of a newspaper.
Developing quick (and correct) recall of multiplication facts, playing “Fours a Winner!”
Our pea seeds have started to develop. The roots have started to grow, they are white. We measured them and they are about 6cm long. The stalk has also developed. It is about 7 or 8cm tall. They are growing very quickly.
We are going to monitor the growth of a pea seed. We placed a tube of newspaper into a jar or bottle. Then, (with difficulty) we placed peas between the paper and the jar. We poured some water into the bottom of the jar. It began to soak into the paper. The pea with absorb some water from the paper and begin to grow. We will be able to see how it grows through the jar.
“Eyes Down!” Multiplication Bingo! Oh What Fun!
Our beautiful May Altar. The children brought in statues, prayers, relics and flowers to help decorate it.
We used our knowledge of the characteristics of a diary text to help in our peer assessment of each other’s work.
This week we continued our work on measure. Each group was given a selection of items to measure, sticks, leaves, stones and “rat’s tails.” We had to select the best tool to measure these objects, a 30cm ruler, a 1metre stick or a 150cm tape. We then estimated the length of our objects before we measured them. We were introduced to the word “circumference” when those measuring the stones measured around them.
We then had to create “rat’s tails” of a given length.
We were then challenged to find which group could create the longest “rat’s tail,” The longest tail created was 5m 86cm.
In Measure this week, we estimated the length of given lines. We used our fingers to do this as we agreed that the width of our fingers are about 1cm. After estimating, we measured the exact length of the lines using a 30cm ruler.
In Spanish this week, we played “Snap!” We only used cards with the numbers 1 - 10. When we uncovered two matching cards we had to call out the number in Spanish.
We created “A Plague Doctor’s Beak,” using recycled materials. It had to be worn to cover the mouth and nose. We had to fill it with herbs and spices to protect the doctor from the “bad air”
We were “Finding All Possibilities,” as we sorted 20 eggs in to 3 nests. We were only allowed to have an even number of eggs in each nest. There was lots of discussion as to how we could sort and organise the different variations.
We had a “Clustering” session in Numeracy. We were each given a number and had to find “two relations.” We had many ideas of how our numbers were connected, e.g. consecutive, counting in 2s, counting in 3s. We eventually realised that we were connected through times tables.....
Lots of ICT work going on. We made comments on the C2k Newsdesk about our pets and our school trips. We played some Maths games to help develop quick recall of our times tables.
We played the “Calendar Game” on the IWB creating a schedule for the month. Not just as straightforward as was first imagined, but great fun.
A very busy Mathematics Session this week. Everyone working really hard.
We had great fun, learning how to play the castanets this week. Now all we need to do, is to try to co-ordinate dance moves....
We visited the church, to see the Story of Easter through The Stations of the Cross.
Painting our Easter salt-dough decorations.
We learned how to use an apostrophe, when contracting words. We played “Pairs” to help us remember how to spell the contracted words properly.
Using a two pan balance and a variety of 10g, 20g, 50g, 100g, 200g, 500g and 1kg weights, we found the weight of different everyday items.
We then weighed the same objects using a kitchen scale, that had 25g intervals. These scales gave us a more accurate weight.
We had great fun in PE this week playing, “Through the Hoop!”
Our “Green Day!” Celebrations
Wishing the Irish Rugby Team all the best in their quest for the Grand Slam.
Creating our “Mother’s Day” cards. ....brings a completely new meaning to “hand made” ( photos taken by Fianna Murphy.)
The characters who came to school for World Book Day.
Taking part in the “Readon” raising money for sick children.
We explored the properties of 3D shapes this week.