On Tuesday 9th October, both 4th Classes were treated to the annual trip to St Nahi’s Church in Dundrum. The classes each spent a couple of hours getting to know the history of the church and surrounding area thanks to a very animated and interesting presentation by Reverend Cathy. The children were entralled as she regaled them with tales of the Dublin slums, diseases of the day, graverobbers and graveside shoot-outs. They were also surprised by the fact that Taney School had once been located in the Church before moving to the cottages in the Parish Centre and elsewhere. The children got to explore by virtue of a questionnaire and Reverend Nigel completed the tour with a walk-through of the cemetery, pointing out some of the more famous people buried in the grounds.
Adams Gift is a campaign run every October by Order of Malta Ireland to promote CPR awareness. Adam was the 13 year old son of a member of the Order of Malta who died suddenly – his mum started the initiative in his memory. Yesterday (also World Restart a Heart day) 4th class learned the importance of bystander CPR. They learned to call an ambulance, get a defibrillator and give compressions (to the tune of Baby Shark 100-120 beats per minute!). The message is if you find someone unresponsive and not breathing: call for help, ask someone to get an AED and give compressions – push hard and fast in the centre of the chest. Any standard of CPR is better than no CPR. Anyone can save a life! All of the 4th Class pupils were presented with certificates for CPR awareness.
Fourth Class spin into summer!
The pupils in Miss Coe’s Fourth Class have been working hard preparing explanations about our sense of “Taste” for Mr. McConnell’s First Class. First they conducted research in the computer room where they discovered and recorded lots of interesting information. Next they planned, edited, redrafted and published their work. There were lots of different designs, colours, diagrams and shapes used during their publishing work and they looked wonderful!
Fourth class had lots of fun delivering their explanations to First Class. They also gave a short quiz to the pupils they were working with and First Class had star pupils all round!
A pupil from Dr Brook’s class reads her own story called “Chaos at the Zoo” to the Junior Infants – a budding author!!
Everyone in Fourth Class has been having great fun over the past few weeks! We have been very active with Movement Breaks, Adventure Trails and Walk for Water on Your Funky Feet! Check out some of our funky shoe designs.
It has been great fun to have parents and grandparents in helping with knitting. We’re very grateful for their help! Here’s a few photos of some of us. Many thanks also to Dorthe Meulangratch, Olive Murray and Deirdre Culbert.
Fourth class have made some lovely cross stitch decorations for their Christmas tree!
Here’s some recent pictures of our brilliant Bronze Age creations!