Oisín’s 5th Class

 

Winter in 5th Class

5th Class created some fabulous landscape paintings and constructed penguins to add to the scene and promote a winter atmosphere as we approach the end of the first term.

Gymnastics

Carrying on from last year’s experience, 5th Class have built on their abilities and knowledge in gymnastics, while also trying out some new stretches, techniques and routines. All the lads put in a big effort and pushed themselves, while also having a bit of fun in the process. Check out the video below to see how we got on over the last few weeks:

BizWorld

5th Class entered the world of entrepreneurship during November. With the help of Denis from Bank of Ireland in Kildare Town, the students organised, created, managed and sold their own inventive products and ideas to 4th Class (see video below). Not only that, but 5th Class had to persuade two Dragons (Diarmuid from BOI & Gerry) to invest in their business by pitching their company, presenting their business plan and calculate their foreseen income over the next three years. We had great fun during this two-day workshop and got a real flavour for the daunting world of business. Last Saturday (Nov 25th), our class were presented with certificates and a plaque at the Kildare House Hotel.

 

 

Líne Is Fearr

5th Class won our Líne Is Fearr Competition last week, and as a reward we ventured to the local playground with Shane’s 1st Class. Here are a few shots of the fun we had:

 

It’s STILL Good Craic

5th Class had a bit of fun today messing around with Still-Imagery and short Dramatic Presentations to represent A Recipe for a Disastrous Day that we have studied as part of Procedural Writing in English.

 

Spooked Up for Halloween

Everyone made a great effort to spook one another out with some extremely creative costumes and ideas. We read our horror stories and did our very best to ensure nobody left school feeling safe and comfortable!!!!!

Society Changers

Our second project of the year, and possibly the most interesting one thus far, has been all about people who made a contribution to society and shaped our world. The children put a lot of effort in to the content and presented the information fabulously:

Shaping Up Well!

5th had a busy time during Power Hour focusing on fractions (thanks to Rachel, Christine and Anthony for their help). To unwind we experiment with tangrams, a series of seven shapes used to create shapes, puzzles and even animals, and had great fun… and a bit of frustration!!

Golden Time

This week 5th Class enjoyed some Golden Time outdoors before the wet weather sets in:

 

WONDERful Portraits

As we draw near to the conclusion of our first novel of the year, Wonder, the children created portraits of the main characters. Cleverly, Rang a 5 decorated the portraits with each of the character’s traits and personalities to give each portrait a unique and individual quality.

 

Stone Mad for Rocks!!

Our first project of the year explored everything to do with rocks! Some children created project books, posters, flip-charts and PowerPoints, some students even brought in examples of Sedimentary, Igneous and Metamorphic rocks. Everyone made a great effort in their projects and contributed to a fabulous display outside our room.

Getting to the Point

5th Class explored pointillism during some art lessons, a technique whereby you use dots or ‘points’ to create a picture. We used cotton-buds instead of paintbrushes and created magnificent pieces of art: