Fifth class were put though their paces last week. We began the week with fitness classes and mindful moments. We tested our heart rates and how they were changes during exercise circuits. We went swimming on Wednesday and challenged ourselves with Monkey Gym on Thursday. Our busy week was rounded up with great fun on a gloriously sunny Sports Day. A big thank you to Ms. Coe for organising so many great activities!
Fifth Class have been learning about The Great Famine in SESE this term. One aspect we looked at was mass emigration to places like the UK, Canada and America. The children worked hard to research famine ships and try their hand at making the own ships. Well done to all the children for their impressive ingenuity, almost all floated!
We are fortunate to have a very committed group of girls from 4th to 6th class participating in Senior Soccer this year. They have been training hard every Thursday afternoon in Leicester Celtic, come hail or shine!! This year the girls team is entered for the Dublin Primary Schools Cup and League. Unfortunately the girls were beaten in a tough Cup match by a more experienced team from Malahide. However, since that loss, they are unbeaten in the League, with one match to go! After Easter the girls will train on a Friday afternoon instead, on the grass pitch in Marlay Park.
In Ms.Hanbidge’s fifth class we’ve been learning about Antarctica. We’ve about the famous adventurers like Tom Crean and Ernest Shackleton.
We’ve also explored the climate and how this affects the animal and plant life.
We completed some experiments to find out which material was the best insulator. This helped us make very interesting hybrid creature that could withstand Antarctic life. Lots of fun!
Taney Girls played in St. Gerard’s end of season tournament for the Primary School League. A total of 30 schools took part,including Taney’s A and B Teams. Both teams came home with silver medals, playing Whitechurch and St. Matthew’s in their respective finals. Despite some nasty weather the girls and their supporting parents had a great afternoon. Many thanks to our coaches for all their support and input!
The tow 5th classes hugely enjoyed learning more about Viking and Medieval Dublin on our trip to Dublinia.
Lots of fun was had by all as we tried on some Viking armour, took a longboat trip and visited the docks.
We explored a home from medieval Dublin! Although it was charming, Fifth Class have decided we much prefer having our own space and functioning toilets.
In the Norman Ireland section we saw Dublin city being built, took a trip to medieval fair and encountered the (rather disgusting) bubonic plague and its victims.
A very exciting day out!
Bhí seo faisin againn i rang Ms.Hanbidge an tseachtain seo chaite. Phioc na daltaí éadaí seolta agus scríobh gach duine sliocht ag cur síos ar a gcuid éadaí. De hAoine bhí spraoi againn ag féachaint ar na feisteáin a bhí roghnaithe.
Féach ar na ghrianghraif!
Watch your back Simone Biles! Ms. Hanbidge’s fifth class have been working in partner balances and travelling as part of our gymnastics unit in PE. Take a look at some photos.