Category: 5th Class (page 1 of 9)

Senior Tour

5th and 6th classes went on their tour this week to Donegal Adventure Centre in Bundoran and had a great day. 

Once the wet suits were finally on, we headed to Rossnowlagh beach where we had some games and some instructions on the shore before jumping into the waves with our body boards. 

After a well deserved lunch, we headed back outdoors to compete on the Toraíoct Adventure Challenge. There was lots of climbing and crawling and squeezing through and balancing and running and……

There were a lot of tired heads on Monday evening!

CPR and Defibrillator Training

Children from rooms 1, 11 and 12 took part in a first aid training workshop with Brian O’Hara from Innisfree Safety. We discussed fire and water safety and learned about how to contact emergency services on 999 if we ever need them.

Brian showed us a defibrillator and we learned how to use one. They are also called AEDs. We were surprised by how safe and easy they were to use. They can be used if somebody is unconscious and not breathing. You can check this by watching their chest for 10 seconds to see if it is going up and down. We also learned how to do compressions on a persons chest and on a baby’s chest to help keep the blood circulating around their body while waiting for help to arrive. 

It was really great to get the chance to practice these skills on the mannequins. The strange thing was that they were all called Anne! 

 

 

Science in Room 1

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

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.

 

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

Hour of Code in Junior Infants and 5th and 6th.

We had great fun today learning about coding. Coding is telling the computer what to do and it is how computer games and apps are created.

Junior Infants love computers and wanted to learn about coding. Pupils from 5th and 6th class offered  to come and help us. We played a game called Candy Quest.

We got to choose our characters and we had to tell the computer what to do to so our character could move through the different levels. We learned a lot about computers and really enjoyed it.

 

Reading Certificate Assembly

On Thursday we met in the hall where children received their Reading Certificates. The children from 3rd to 6th classes have been reading loads of books from our library and completing quizzes using our Accelerated Reader program. This program checks comprehension and vocabulary and children are awarded points based on the book level and their score in the quiz. Over the course of their years in the senior classes, children can work their way through all levels from Ready Reader to Honours Reader. 

Children from each class presented an oral book review to the assembly and made recommendations based of their favourite reads. Then Mrs. McGowan asked each class teacher to present the latest certificates achieved in each room. We are very proud of our fantastic readers in St. Edward’s !

 

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