The Snowdrop Room
5th Class 21/22
Welcome to the 5th class webpage.
Here we will keep you updated on our class news.
We hope you enjoy looking at some of our wonderful work.
Class Teacher : Amanda O' Sullivan
We had a brilliant last week in 5th class!
We cashed in all our remaining dojo rewards and got to go on a trip to the playground, the local shop and have a picnic in the pitch!
On our last day we had a delicious breakfast in school.
Fun Friday 17/06/2022
Congratulations Nathan on winning the senior Bake Off competition!
Active Schools Week
We had a fantastic week of activities this week. Thank you to Mrs Casey for teaching us gymnastics and to Claudia for teaching us yoga!
Today we went to see Robin Hood in our local hall!
We really enjoyed the show.
Thanks to the West Midlands Theatre Company for putting on a great show.
We love debating!
We have been working on debating in oral language and as part of our genre writing.
We debated for and against some topics in class!
5th and 6th Class
School Tour 2022
Killaloe Adventure Centre
The water activities were our favourite.
We rate this tour 10/10
We traded in our Dojo points for ice-cream!
We needed 700 points to win this prize.
It was hard work getting to 700, but it was worth it.
Sunflowers for Ukraine
We planted sunflowers as a symbol of solidarity and peace to the people of Ukraine.
We can't wait to see out plants grow! The average height of a sunflower is 6 foot / 180cm (Taller than Ms O' Sullivan)
We reused yoghurt cartons as pots.
We also painted sunflowers for art!
World Beed Day Art
World Bee Day was the 20th of May this year. We have been learning about bees and biodiversity as part of our green flag!
We also collected the Supervalu "Save the Bees" cards! They were full of interesting facts.
We had a brilliant day in Buttervent at a soccer blitz.
Both our boys and girls team made it to the final!
Well done to our girls who won the final!
Jersey Day on Friday 20th May in memory of Linda Glassett RIP
Picture for the school website
Our May Alter
May is the month of Mary.
We are learning the prayer to Mary "Hail Mary" in Irish.
Sé do bheatha, a Mhuire,
atá lán de ghrásta,
Tá an Tiarna leat.
Is beannaithe thú idir mná,
Agus is beannaithe toradh do bhroinne; Íosa.
a Mháthair Dé,
guigh orainn na peacaigh,
anois, agus ar uair ár mbáis.
Emma attended a Swimming Gala last Saturday and won three medals!
Well Done Emma
Emma competed in six races and won three medals securing herself a First, Second and Third place.
Investigating Properties of 3D Shape using concrete materials.
Today Liam the Lamb visited our school!
He was so cute and really soft!
Our Spring Art
This week in science we made butter!
We put cream in a clean, empty jam jar and shook it for 1 minute each!
It tasted just like butter you buy in the shop.
Funky Easter Bunnies
Check out the detail in this artwork!
We made Pita Bread Pizza's!
They were very easy to make and delicious.
We made buns and decorated them with icing. They were so tasty!
We didn't break our Lenten Promise enjoying this treat.
We have been out enjoying the nice weather! We got to plant some beetroot and lettuce with our school caretaker Tim!
National Confidence Day
24th March 2022
We watched a brilliant webinar today from Starcamp entitled
"I BELIEVE IN ME"
We got to see many guest speakers including Rory's Stories, Joe The Magician, Keith Barry and Micheál Martin.
We danced, sang, learned some magic and had great fun!
We were shocked and delighted when Micheál Martin announced a National No Homework Day!
We're going swimming !
We are so excited to be going on a bus and going swimming again!
We can't wait to jump into the pool.
We held our annual Lá Glas in school Wednesday March 16th.
The children dressed up and wore green.
The children were also invited to bring a cash donation for the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.
The Michelangelo Experience
We had great fun re-creating "The Creation of Adam" in a similar way to how Michelangelo painted the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. It's harder than it looks!
Emma had a brilliant weekend at her dancing competition in Dublin.
She placed 3rd in her group dance, 3rd in her duet and 2nd in her group of six.
Check out her plaque and medals!
Anna won 1st place in her Taekwon-do Patterns in the Leinster Open Championships in Dublin.
Check out her amazing medal!
World Book Day
Look who got caught reading!
We talked about our favourite books and reviewed them.
Check out our art.
We had so much fun making pancakes today!
We all made our own pancake and got to choose our own toppings!
We learned about the Famine in History.
We used the iPads to research documents and photos from the time.
We also looked a monuments around the world in memory of all the people who died at the time.
We made our own monuments using recycled materials.
Fun with Magnets
We have been learning about energy and forces!
The paper clips are not tied together.
The force of the magnet is pulling is attracting them and making them stick together.
Safer Internet Day 8/2/22
Wearing our Safer Internet wristbands!
Our Golden Rules for Safer Internet Use
1. Always be kind and show respect to friends and others.
2. Not everyone you meet on the internet is who they pretend to be.
3. Never meet someone in person you’ve only known online.
4. If you receive a message that bothers you:
STOP – don’t reply to the message but do take a screenshot
BLOCK– block the sender
TELL – a trusted adult
We did a fun Safer Internet Quiz !
Check out this Anti-Cyber Bullying Rap we listened to today!
We were delighted to have Pat back with us today for GAA coaching!
He showed us some great games to practice our skills.
Happy St. Brigid's Day
Beannachtaí Lá Fhéile Bríde
We have been learning about St. Brigid this week.
We enjoyed reading about St Brigid in History and Irish.
We made St. Brigid's Day crosses to take home!
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!
We are looking forward to brighter and warmer days !
Luckily we made woolly hats to keep us warm for now
Congratulations to Tadhg who won a cosy blanket hoodie in our class raffle !
Happy Christmas from 5th Class
Christmas Spirits were high in our classroom this week.
We were so lucky to have Santa Clause visit our school.
He brought us all a selection box!
We had a brilliant time watching the Panto "Jack and The Beanstalk"
We have been doing Dance in PE and created our own dance to the song
"Rocking around the Christmas Tree"
Check out our Christmas Outfits!
Ms O' Sullivan and Laura getting in the Christmas Spirit !
A wonderful home made Christmas T-shirt by Emmie!
Christmas Quiz Winners !
Santas Little Helpers (Grúpa Dearg)
Anna was awarded a Green Belt in
She brought her certificate to school to show us.
We are very proud!
The Nutty Scientist
We had a visit from the Nutty Scientists last week!
We learned lots about Carbon Dioxide and got to try some of the experiments.
Don't try these at home!
Our First Morning Wearing Masks!We are finding it strange but we are getting used to it.
15th - 19th November
Be the 'I' in Kind
We learned about using positive language and being kind to others.
All Different, All Equal
We wore odd socks on Monday to symbolise that we are all equal.
Inspired by Vincent Van Gough's Mulberry Tree
We mixed colours to create different shades of blue