Category: 4th Class (page 1 of 11)

Science in Room 1

Have a look our Wiggle Bot project that we worked on back in term 1!

Guided Reading in 4th Class

This term in 4th class we have been focusing on reading and improving our comprehension skills. We have enjoyed partaking in guided reading sessions twice a week every week with our teacher Ms. Walsh, Gráinne and Ms. Lennon.

We had the chance to read both fiction and non-fiction books. We revised many comprehension strategies while reading such as making predictions, questioning, recalling information, summarising information and comparing & contrasting the books with other books we have read or movies we have seen.

We also enjoyed working & reading independently at times during the guided reading sessions.

SEAI Energy Workshop

 

On Tuesday 13th of March, Room 1 participated in a science workshop organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

First, we took part in a discussion during which we learned lots of interesting facts about where we get our electricity from. We learned about the different places we can get energy from, the importance of saving energy and the importance of looking after our planet by recycling.

We then carried out some experiments. We used energy from a potato to light a light bulb! We also trapped gas inside a small tube which caused it to explode.

Lastly, we played a life size board game. We used all the facts we learned during the workshop to compete against each other in groups.

It was a very interesting and exciting workshop.

Ms. Gallagher

Internet Safety in Room 1

In February, 4th and 5th class in room 1 were learning about internet safety. We learned about technology through the ages and discussed what cyber bullying is after watching an animated clip about a girl who is excluded from her group of friends. Her friends used group texting to talk about her behind her back and decide that they were not going to go to her birthday party, but go to another persons party on the same day instead! We learned that being a bystander is not ok, that we need to stand up for others if we know that somebody is being bullied.  

We are also learning how to comment in a positive way on people’s work online. We have been practicing by writing comments on news articles on ClicNews online. Please watch our video for our 5 tips on composing a great comment!

Commenting on Peopel’s work online from St. Edward’s NS on Vimeo.

 

St. Brigid’s Day in Room 4

February 1st is the feast day of St. Brigid. She is remembered for her great charity and kindness.

Today we marked St. Brigid’s Day in Room 4 by making St. Brigid’s Day crosses.
We used fresh green rushes to make the crosses. People make crosses and hang them in their home to protect their homes from evil spirits.

Have a look at how we got on!

Oral Language Presentations

The children in room 4 have been very busy over the last few weeks. We have been working on our oral language skills and made our second presentations of the year this week. This time we had to speak at the top of our class infront of everybody. We had to speak for 45seconds about something based on the theme of winter. Some presentations included children speaking about Why they love Christmas, Winter time animals, Trying to catch Santa & Christmas in the country I come from. We had to remember to use good presentation skills – having good eye contact with our audience, standing still and speaking loud and clear. We also enjoyed giving each other two stars & a wish after the presentations were made. After Christmas we will be working towards speaking for one minute or more!!

Dean speaking about ‘Winter’

Teyanna speaking about ‘Counting down to Christmas’

Arnas speaking about ‘Winter in Lithuania’

Sligo On Ice!

Some of the children in room 1 wrote about their trip to Sligo On Ice:

On Tuesday the 19th of December, the children from room 1, room 12 and room 11 went ice skating at Sligo On Ice in Stephen St. car park in town. – Kelsey & Miya

We have been planning to go to Sligo On Ice for the past three weeks. Each week we had to earn 15 dojo points. In order  to get dojo points you have to do your best in class,be a good listener, be ready to work and have a tidy table. When we counted them the  day before ice skating, we had enough dojo points.The day finally came and everybody had to have a jacket,  track suit bottoms, long socks, gloves and a spare  change of clothes- Donald & David 

 We left at 11AM and we walked up the hill. Teacher said there was a surprise. We kept walking past the skating rink and went to the 4 Lights for chips! After that, we walked to Sligo On Ice. We got some ice skates and put on some helmets. They gave us the safety instructions and then we got on the ice. Some people slipped and fell, and some people were holding onto the wall. Then we all got the hang of it and soon everyone was skating all around. Even some of the teachers! – Mikey & Rachel

When we got off the ice, we went over to the seats and took off our skates. We got back into our pairs and headed back to school.  We really enjoyed skating and would really recommend it to anybody. We would love to do it all over again!-Tiffany & Shayna

 

Reading Certificates

Congratulations to the children in 3rd to 5th classes who were presented with their reading certificates at assembly today. We are proud of you!

Coding with Minecraft in Room 1

The Hour of Code is a global event which takes place each year, when millions of people across the world from ages 4 upwards get the chance to learn about computer science and coding in particular. Continue reading

Science Discovery in 4th Class

We were lucky in 4th class to welcome Abbvie into our class this week for some science discovery.

First we talked about ‘who is a scientist?’. Then some children had a chance to dress up as scientists. We spoke about why a scientist needs a coat and glasses – to protect themselves.

After that each group was given a mystery box. We weren’t allowed to touch it at first, we had to take a guess of what is was, what was inside of it and the materials it was made from.

Then we compared another box, of the same size, but with various materials inside it to try and identify what was in the mystery box. We compared the weight, sound and whether or not the contents inside could be magnetised. From that, we identified what was in our mystery box.

 

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