Category Archives: Deborah’s Blog

Winter Baking in Fourth Class!

To finish off our term, Fourth Class children had a Winter Bake Off. There were five groups. Each group made a different yet delicious cake. The children baked Lemon Cake, Chocolate Truffle Cake, Carrot Cake, Flap Jacks and Chocolate Gooey Cake. Our judges Damien and Pádraig found it very difficult to pick a winner. Nevertheless,…
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Maths in Fourth Class

This term children focused very much on developing their understanding of multiplication and division. An array of strategies have been used. In the pictures below, it shows the children using concrete materials in pairs. This strategy was used to help children understand division and remainders.
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Great Lighthouses of Ireland

As part of SESE, children carried out a study on Ireland's Greatest Lighthouses. On a map, pupils pinpointed where these lighthouses are located. Children also learned about the history of lighthouses, how they were constructed and the role of the lighthouse keeper. This topic was also integrated into English. Pupils engaged in reading, comprehension and…
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Engineering in Fourth Class

Children in fourth class were very busy during November becoming young engineers. As part of the STEPS Engineering Competition, children were introduced to the topic of engineering and what it involves. Children learned about the different types of engineers there are eg. mechanical, civil, biomedical, chemical, software etc. The children also welcomed two guest engineers…
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Science Week

Fourth Class had a very eventful Science Week. Children carried out study on the engineering of a lighthouse. They followed this up by constructing their own lighthouses. The pupils also learned how to light a small bulb by constructing their own circuits using a small battery. Children also carried out experiments in stations. Children made…
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Fourth Class Hike

Fourth Class pupils went on a very exciting educational adventure before we closed for the Halloween holidays. With the guidance of Adrian from Ambles and Rambles, pupils climbed Three Rock Mountain. Children learned about trees, their leaves, their seeds and their berries. Children also learned about the history of the location as well as viewing…
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