We have had a busy and wonderful start to the school year in fifth class room 1! We have been working very hard this September and have had lots of fun. Take a look at some of the exciting things that have happened in room 1 this month.
We set our goals for this school year at the start of this month. It has been wonderful to see the aspirations we have for ourselves this year and I cannot wait to see us working towards these goals throughout the year!
We have been busy creating lots of beautiful artwork this month. Take a look at some examples!
Lake Isle of Innisfree Inspired Painting:
We explored the poem 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' by W.B. Yeats. We each created a painting inspired by our favourite line from the poem.
Colour Wheel Painting
We have been very fortunate to be taking part in weekly karate classes as part of P.E. The girls have been enjoying learning lots of different and new skills each week.
October has been a busy and fun-filled month. We continued with our Karate lessons as part of P.E., we celebrated Maths week, we started our reading buddies with senior infants and explored lots of Halloween themed work.
We had our final karate lessons this month. We have really enjoyed learning many different skills each week as part of our P.E.
We learned all about the country of Mexico as part of our geography lessons. Each group researched different aspects of the country of Mexico such as food, mountains, lakes, population, cities etc. The groups then created information posters portraying all they had learned about the country.
Maths Week 2023
We celebrated maths week this month. We took part in a range of excellent maths based activities such as the maths eyes competition, active maths walkway and maths stations.
We explored painting and silhouettes as part of our Halloween themed art. We painted a vibrant background and then used black card to design a spooky Halloween silhouette.
Halloween Dress-Up Day 2023
We had a wonderful day for our Halloween dress-up. It was great to see the range of costumes worn by everyone, incredible creativity shown by all!
November has been a busy month once again in fifth class!
Science Week-Digestive System Projects
This month we celebrated science week. We researched the digestive system, exploring the journey of food through our bodies. The girls each worked in their groups to create a 3D model of the digestive system. Each group worked hard to discuss what they would use to represent different parts of the digestive system and how they would present their project to the class.
The girls created wonderful examples and models of the digestive system. Well done to all!
We have really been enjoying taking part in reading buddies with senior infants this year. Each week our class and a senior infant class visit the library and the girls from fifth class read a book with girls from senior infants. The girls ask their reading buddy questions about the cover of the book as well as questions about what has happened in each story. We also have a reading buddy log where we write about our favourite part of the story.
December has been an excellent and fun-filled month in room 1.
The girls have created some beautiful and creative artwork this month. Take a look!
The girls painted a Christmas/winter scene using a variety of bright colours.
Christmas Markets 2023
We had a wonderful time at our Christmas markets. Each group worked so hard to create wonderful stalls for the day. We had a great variety of baked goods, Christmas decorations and artwork for sale.
We have had a great start to the new year this January in room 1.
Hopes and Dreams for 2024
We discussed our hopes and dreams for this new year as a class. Each girl created three goals for 2024 and we have displayed this in our class as a reminder of what we are hoping to achieve this year!
We have used different materials to create wonderful pieces of art this month including chalk pastels, paint and oil pastels.
We used chalk pastels to create bright and striking new year art welcoming 2024.
We explored the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh. We used paint to create our very own 'Starry Night' inspired paintings.
We have been learning all about space and the solar system this month and so we used oil pastels to create beautiful images of a galaxy or the planets.
This month, we have been learning about space and so each group in the class completed a research project on a different planet from the solar system. We used the iPads to research various facts about each planet such as its atmosphere, its rotation time, its temperature, moons and many other facts. Each group created a poster of information and presented their planet to the class. It was wonderful to see the effort each group put into their presentations, they were all so creative and they knew their information so well. We all learned so much about the solar system!
St Brigid's Day
We celebrated St. Brigid's Day on Thursday 1st February. To remember St. Brigid, we created St. Brigid's crosses using card. We made our own crosses in 5th class and then also helped girls in senior infants to make their own crosses too!
We had a non-uniform day on Wednesday 14th February. We also had an active walk. Our class walked with senior infants, we really enjoyed the fresh air and our walk!