Great Irish Famine

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The children in Mr. Ross’ fifth class have been learning about the Great Irish Famine.  They showed fantastic skills as young historians and completed research in order to compile what they have learned into factbooks.  They did extremely well and showed great understanding and empathy towards the trials and suffering of the Famine.  They also constructed excellent Coffin Ships at home!

Engineering Week in 5th Class

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As part of Engineer week we had a building challenge using marshmallows and spaghetti to see who could build the strongest structure!

We also had a talk from an Engineer who came in to tell us all about his work.

Engineers Week

Sixth class enjoyed a day of engineering inspired activities on Friday.

From teaching Junior Infants about Forces using toy cars, Team Work using paper cups and developing their Problem Solving skills using trains and Lego to having a talk from a real life Engineer!

After their talk 6th class had to create a sound structure using spaghetti and mini marshmallows that could hold a toy car!  They found this part quite challenging however we had one or two successful attempts!

Jeanie Johnston & Epic Irish Emigration Museum

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After showing a deep interest in the Great Irish Famine and enthusiasm to learn more, both fifth classes headed to thte Jeanie Johnston famine ship and Epic Irish Emigration Museum to find out even more!  We had an excellent day touring the Famine ship and finding out about all the amazing history and achievements of Irish emigrants across the world!

The Irish Famine – 5th Class trip

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5th class had a really enjoyable class trip to the Epic Emigration Museum and the Jeanie Johnson famine ship.  We have been learning about the Irish Famine in 5th class this year and we learned so much about what it was like aboard a famine ship.  We had great fun in the Epic Museum and learned lots about Irish people who emigrated all over the world!

The Election Process

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Ms. Lawrence’s Fifth Class were learning all about the election process this week and created their own parties and wrote their own manifestos.  After making speeches to the other classes, the children from 5th and 6th class casted their votes at our balloting station.  Well done to the five candidates who ran for election!

Proportion & Shading

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We have been working on life drawing in Mr. Ross’s fifth class.  This week we used what we have learned about proportion and shading to complete a picture of half of our face.  It proved to be quite the challenge but we are very impressed by the results!  Well done!

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