Mr Smyth’s 4th/5th Class have been examining the properties of 3-D shape. Check out some of the shapes they have tried to recreate using printable nets which they cut out and glued. Here is a fun 3-D shape game you can play at home: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/3d_shapes/play/
This month our focus in Literacy Hour in writing is on Narrative Writing. We have studied the character Mr. Twit from Roald Dahl’s classic story.
The pupils have created their own imaginative “nasty” character and are writing their own creative story around the character.
Check out the wonderful characters they have created Literacy Hour and brought to life with fabric and fibre in Art Class. Well done!
Mr Smyth’s Class are studying the Human Body. Try out the Human Skeleton game on this website:
Mr Smyth’s 4th and 5th Class have been learning about the counties, rivers and mountains of Ireland.
Check out this cool game on the counties of Ireland:
Mr Smyth’s Class recently visited the Design Hub in Dublin Castle for a special tour of the exhibition and a workshop in construction. Check out the pictures below.
Click your fingers Santa’s coming,
Here’s the time for Christmas humming,
Reindeer through the snow are running,
Its the Christmas joy,
Tonight we get a Christmas toy,
Santa Claus is filled with joy,
Mums and Dads are happy tonight,
All of us cheer tonight,
Santa Claus is coming tonight!
This month 4th/5th Class have been learning about Wind: Where wind comes from and how wind is measured.
We have studied the work of Francis Beaufort from County Meath who invented the Beaufort Scale for measuring wind speed.
We have built our own Wind Gauges or Anemometers. We are collecting our results over a few days to see how the wind speed changes.
In Mr Smyth’s class this month we are learning about our Solar System. We are working in teams each discovering new things about a different planet.
There are 8 different planets in our Solar System. There were 9, until Pluto got dropped!
You can learn more about each planet here:
Today 4th/5th class were learning about Magnetism and the greatest magnet of all- Planet Earth. Check out the experiment they designed themselves to make their own compass using only a basin, some water, a plastic tray and a bar magnet. With it they showed how the north pole of the magnet will always move to the direction of the earth magnetic north.You can read more about Magnets HERE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/magnets_springs.shtml