Maths Week in Ms Forde’s 4th Class

Maths Week was a huge success in Ms Forde’s 4th class. The children worked very hard on developing their skills as mathematicians but also had tremendous fun! On Monday we learned Fibonacci’s number sequence. He was a famous mathematician from the 12th century. His number sequence is a series of numbers. (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34). We used this number sequence for our art. We used our compasses and rulers to measure different radii of circles. It was tricky using the compass for the first time but as the saying goes, “practice makes perfect”! Using our compasses to draw circles. We drew circles of different sizes on coloured card and cut them out. Then we experimented with circles when we were exploring what our artwork would look like. Once we were happy with our decision, we assembled and glued the circles onto the A3 page. Here are some photos of our finished artwork. We also did plenty of challenges and problem solving activities. One of the challenges was guessing the number in a blank hundred square. Another challenge was solving addition and subtraction word problems. Can you solve these problems? We also participated in one of the challenges by Microsoft’s DreamspaceTV. These challenges are introducing us to coding. In our pods, we designed an obstacle using recyclable materials. Each obstacle needed to have a ‘loop’ which meant that the player repeated the obstacle a certain number of times. Designing and making our obstacles. In the end, we created two obstacle courses. We trialed the two obstacle courses in our PE. Some children said it...
Check out the colourful 4th class corridor!

Check out the colourful 4th class corridor!

Over the last few weeks, the children from Ms Forde’s, Ms Glackin’s and Mr Butler’s 4th classes have been doing a lot of activities in SPHE and Art for our wellbeing. We reflected on our goals for this year, the things that make us happy and random acts of kindness that we have done. We also practiced gratitude by writing in our gratitude journals and writing ‘rainbow moments’ in our artwork. Look at these pictures of the colourful displays of our work. The displays has really brightened up our corridor! Ms Glackin created a tree display that the 4th class children added leaves and flowers to. If you look closely, you can read about the random acts of kindness we have done, the things that make us smile and what we are grateful for. We are very proud of the work we presented, and we hope you enjoy looking at them...

Intercultural Day 2020

This year we celebrated Intercultural Day in a different way. The children celebrated at home with their families, they made and displayed flags, wore traditional clothing and made traditional food. We asked our pupils to send us some pictures or videos of them celebrating Intercultural Day and Ms. Delaney and Ms. Forde have compiled them into a Junior and a Senior video. We would like to dedicate our Intercultural Day video to all Front Line Workers to show our appreciation for all they have done. Intercultural Day Junior Video 2020 Intercultural Day Senior Video –...

Multilingual Storytelling Project

One of our amazing families have been working on a project with Fingal Libraries called Multilingual Storytelling. Also, they have asked other families to join in the fun and read their stories too which has been really successful. They have already created some videos of storytelling in English, Spanish and Polish. There are some wonderful stories and it is lovely to hear them in different languages. So you will see lots of familiar faces from our school. If you and your family would like to share a story in your language please let your child’s class teacher know and we can help to arrange it! Here are the links to some of the...