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Fifth Class Update

Here’s some of what we did last term! We made clay pots using coiling and explored drawing lines.

We learned a lot about the Normans. We made model castles and pictures. We visited Dublinia.

We’ve been doing camogie training and long distance running.


Bhí an-spórt againn ag an céillí

…and Easter Eggs….


Fifth Class Update

A sample of some of our recent activities!

Dodder Walk

Fifth class have been learning about Irish rivers, so we took a walk along the Dodder. The weather was perfect, we spotted the pondskater, grey heron and even a kingfisher. We remembered famine victims who had walked this route to the Dropping Well, looking for food and shelter. We spotted a stone with 1847 inscription, the blackest year of the famine. We saw the old Milltown laundry chimney and a lamppost dated 1912, Imagine it lasted for two world wars! As nature detectives we identified many Autumn leaves, berries and limestone. Back in the classroom, we used wool to measure the distance we had walked on the map and then read the scale to calculate the distance, -eight kilometres! It was great fun.

Tús Maith….

Fifth class has really settled back to school. Here’s some of our work.

We worked on projects about Nelson Mandela and the fox

We met author Debbie Thomas in Terenure library, started SALF folders and learned about the geography of Ireland

For Autumn art, we explored Autumn leaves and used a salad spinner! We also made leaf prints on clay.

And finally…. we planted crocus bulbs.

Christmas Coffee Morning

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun so what better excuse to hold a Christmas coffee morning.

Please join the Parents Association on the morning of 12th December for a coffee and a selection of traditional mince pies and festive treats from 8.30 in the large sports hall.

Grab a coffee on your way to work or take the time to catch up with other parents from your child’s class.

We look forward to seeing you and sharing the festive spirit.


Knitting and Crochet Club

Once again the Knitting and Crochet Club have had a busy and creative term. The club meets on Thursdays and the girls have already produced some wonderful pieces. All the girls have knit some colourful hats for the Innocent Big Knit Appeal . Some members have knit “puppy hats”, hedgehogs and dolls. We will be knitting some Christmas decorations and we are all looking forward to learning how to crochet in 2015

Football Team

Well done to our football team. They made it to the Semi-Final and narrowly missed out on a final in Croke Park. All the girls have improved hugely over the last number of weeks and have put in fantastic performances both at matches and at training. We wish them all the best in their last few games of the season. Keep up the great work!


Brian O’Driscoll’s visit to school

Last Wednesday we had a very special surprise visitor to school. Brian O’Driscoll dropped by to say hello with the RBS 6 Nations trophy. We were very honoured in 1st class to be in on the secret and to put on an assembly for Brian filled with facts, questions and singing. He was very impressed with the wonderful reception he received and everyone had a chance to meet the legend himself. Brian you’re welcome back anytime!!

Choir and Recorder News


On Monday March 3rd the choir took part in the Córfhéile. This is a non-competitive festival of music for primary schools.We sang “Éist”, “Adiemus” by Karl Jenkins and “Love Changes Everything” by A.L. Weber. We really enjoyed the night. it was lovely to hear all of the other school perform too. The moltór gave us a brilliant report.

On Friday March 7th we took part in the Wesley College Competitions. 12 choirs participated and we finished 3rd. We were thrilled. The senior recorder band also entered the recorder ensemble competition. They finished 2nd. Mrs Keating said we did ourselves and our school proud!