Hello from Rang 4!
We’ve had a great couple of weeks back in school and everyone in 4th class has settled in really well. We are all trying our best to follow our class rules and routines so that our school day runs smoothly and we have lots of time for learning and engaging in fun activities. We commenced station teaching in Literacy and Numeracy this week with the help of Ms. Quinn and Mrs. Wixted. We get to work in small groups to improve our skills in spellings, handwriting, reading & comprehension, tables and problem solving.
We’re collecting Aldi stickers again this term and we’ve been following the 2019 Rugby World Cup (Éire Abú!) In fact, we’re learning all about Japan and linking it to our studies in Geography, Science, English,History, Art and Drama. Have a look at the beautiful Japanese artwork we created in watercolours and fabric and fibre.
We have also completed some poetry work on the theme of Autumn. We learned ‘An Autumn Poem’ by Elsie Brady, adding appropriate actions to help us memorize the words. We then wrote our own Acrostic Autumn poems which turned our fab. We took inspiration from neighbouring Curraghchase and created some autumn forest scenes to go with our poems. Check out the pictures of our work.
This year, the school decided to set up a Students’ Council. We had over half our class interested in running for a place on the Council so we held a mini election campaign and each pupil made a poster and gave a brief presentation to the class. All candidates did an excellent job and the results were very close. We are pleased to have elected Darragh O Shaughnessy, Conor Mulcair and Kate Collopy as the 4th class representatives. We are also proud to have Aisling Foley and Cormac Fitzgerald acting as our Green Schools Reps this year. They have already been busy carrying out a Traffic Survey as part of our next Green Flag on Travel and Global Citizenship.
We have lots to look forward to this term with a few surprises in store before the Halloween break.
Slán go foill,