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Lighthouses

4th class have been learning all about electricity. We designed simple circuits using batteries and wire. We then used what we had learnt to design lighthouses with a simple switch to turn them on and off. We added lots of interesting features and characters.

 

Coding Workshop

Some girls from Ms. Carney’s 4th class were delighted to attend a coding workshop in Hubspot today. The girls played a game called Moana and learned some basic coding skills. They also learned about the different parts of the computer and did a fun exercise designing a laptop. Some of the girls created some interesting apps and stickers for their laptops.

 

When we were finished each pupil received a certificate and a goody bag. A big thank you to Barbara McCarthy, a parent of one of our pupils, who organised the day for us.

 

Hopefully some of our pupils will become engineers in the future, and like the book we received today become “girls who code”

Lego Workshops

We had great fun last week doing Lego workshops. The girls from 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes made a variety of objects from Lego. We then used the computer to design a programme to make our spinners, robots and crocodiles move. We loved designing and working like engineers !

 

4th Class News

The girls in 4th class are off to a flying start. Here are some highlights of what we’ve been up to.

We read a story called the Coming of the Iron Man and and we designed some robots of our own

In Science we have been learning all about materials. We discovered that oil and water don’t mix. We made some lava lamps

We tried some marbling and got some beautiful results

We have been learning about Australia and the Aborigines. We tried some dot painting

We read a story called The Mermaid’s Song and we have been busy knitting some cute little mermaids

 

 

 

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