Category Archives: 4th Class

March Fun!

In March, we have been busy scientists preparing for our Science Fair. We had so much fun creating our amazing lava lamps.

         

 

     

We also made balloon powered cars by using some recycled materials. We had great fun racing them.

                

 

3rd & 4th Class Swimming Lessons – Checklist

Below are the items children need to bring with them every week to their swimming lessons.

  • Swimming togs/shorts – to make it easier for your child we would advise they wear their swimming togs under their school clothes when coming to school every Thursday so they are ready on arrival to the pool.
  • Change of underwear and/or vest
  • Towel
  • Swimming hat (compulsory)
  • Goggles (optional)
  • Plastic bag to put wet swimming togs into
  • Arm bands if your child cannot swim as the pool is 1.5m deep
  • Swimming socks (optional) to avoid verrucas

The first lesson will comprise of the children being grouped into levels of ability. Your child will be able to tell you what group they are in after the first class.

 

Thank You,

Róisín

February in Fourth Class

In February, we said goodbye to Róisín who had been teaching us for the month of January. We had lots of fun making chocolate rice krispy buns on her last day.

        

We really enjoyed friendship week, where we played co-operative games, made friendship bracelets and added to our kindness bucket. Everyone really enjoyed having a ‘secret friend’.

As part of Spring, we planted some cress, pea and spinach seeds and made sure to give our plant pots enough light and water. We were surprised at how easy it was to grow our own food and some of us might even attempt to grow more at home.

 

Fun in Fourth Class

This month we have started reading a new novel ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E.B White. We are really enjoying the novel and getting to know the different characters especially the pig ‘Wilbur’. We loved him so much, we created our very own Wilbur with clay.

            

In Science, we investigated what makes ice melt faster. We set up four containers with the same amount of ice in each one. We predicted our results and then added sugar, salt and baking soda to each container. We kept one container with just ice. Can you predict what happened?

In Maths, we’ve been busy investigating 3D shapes and learning about the properties of pyramids and prisms. We had great fun creating our very own 3D shapes.

                

Trip to the RDS Science Fair

Michaels 4th class went to the RDS Science fair recently. The children had a great time and got to see lots of amazing shows and scientific experiments. The children really enjoyed the Robot Wars show when they arrived and they also went to a 3D cinema that was showing a picture about a journey through space and time. Throughout the day the children were divided into groups and saw lots of other children and teenagers Science experiments. Here are some pictures of the children at the Science fair.