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Ancient Rome: 4th Class

We have been learning all about life in Ancient Rome. We designed some shields like the ones worn by Roman soldiers long ago.

We made a ” tortoise” with our shields to show how the soldiers protected themselves in battle

We designed some shops and stalls

We did some projects

We wrote some interesting facts about the Romans. Click to read them!

The Romans

4th Class News

4th class have produced some beautiful artwork using tinfoil

 

The girls entered a 1916 themed competition organised by Faughs GAA Club. Here are the winning projects

 

Well done to all the pupils who took part in the competition

4th Class Visit the Hugh Lane Gallery

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The three 4th classes visited the Hugh Lane Gallery in Parnell Square this week. The Gallery was very interesting and we had guided tours which were very informative. We saw lots of lovely works of art including Les Parapluies by Renoir, The Sleeping Princess by Edward Burne-Jones, and The Eve of St Agnes by Harry Clarke which all featured in “Presentation’s Favourite Painting” last year. We were very interested in the Sean Scully room as we have been studying some of the work of this famous Irish painter. Did you know that he only paints rectangles? You should visit the Gallery and see the paintings for yourself. The gallery is called after Hugh Lane who donated many of the works of art that are on display and we were interested to find out that he was drowned in the sinking of the Lusitania off the Old Head of Kinsale 100 years ago on the 6th of May 1915. We also visited the Garden of Remembrance.

4th Class Easter Crafts

All of the girls in 4th Class have been busy knitting lovely Easter chicks and painting and decorating egg-cups for the chicks to sit on. We think they are really cute.
We also got to hold some of the newborn chicks from 2nd Class on Tuesday which was a lovely experience, thanks Ms Brannock

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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.

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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

4th Class have been busy!

The girls in the three 4th classes have been learning all about The Aborigines. They have painted some beautiful “Dot Art” pictures.They have also been very busy reading some interesting stories- among them was one about a mermaid called Emerald, another about a Stone Age  boy called Stig  and a very funny story about a 4 year old who could fly!  These pictures were inspired by what they have learned.

 

 

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4th Class Novel

In 4th class we read ‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo. It was a great book because it was interesting, without being too complicated, and really enjoyable. It takes place in the Scilly Isles. The three main characters are Gracie, Daniel and The Birdman. Gracie and Daniel like to sail model boats together, but when two swans invade their usual place they have to find another spot to sail their boats. There is only one place they can go, the forbidden Rushy Bay! The reason it’s forbidden is that it is home to The Birdman, the local mad man (or so they think). At first Daniel and Gracie are pretty wary of The Birdman and stay clear of him, but soon they begin to communicate through messages in the sand made from shells and sticks and stones, finally they start to meet in person, and become great friends. Gracie and Daniel visit The Birdman every chance they get and everything is going fine-until the war starts and Gracie’s Father decides to join the Navy. Will he die at sea? Will he survive? And will the whales have something to do with his fate? Read the book to find out.  

Jodie  Ms Murphy/ Ms O’Reilly’s 4th Class

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!!

Knitting and Crochet Club Display

The Knitting and Crochet Club display can now be viewed in the school. This year the theme is fairy tales and nursery rhymes. The main part of the display is the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe  ( along with  her many children and babies !). A big thank you to Ms. Walshe who created the impressive shoe. You can also see Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Three Blind Mice,  Mary had a Little Lamb and many other creatures and animals. Well done to all the girls who produced such an appealing and colourful display.