The Snowdrop Room

5th Class

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 Information

Class Teacher : Miss Amanda O'Sullivan

Email: amanda@ballycloughns.com for class queries.

office@ballycloughns.com for administrative queries.

Our Class

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 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

Reality

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 Naomh-Mhuire,

a Mháthair Dé,

guigh orainn na peacaigh,

anois, agus ar uair ár mbáis.

Amen.


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.

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Today Liam the Lamb visited our school!

He was so cute and really soft!

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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.

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Funky Easter Bunnies

Check out the detail in this artwork!

Cooking

We made Pita Bread Pizza's!

They were very easy to make and delicious.

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Baking

We made buns and decorated them with icing. They were so tasty!

We didn't break our Lenten Promise enjoying this treat.

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Gardening

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!

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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.


Debating

Lá Glas

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!





Congratulations Emma

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!

Congratulation Anna

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.

Pancake Tuesday

We had so much fun making pancakes today!

We all made our own pancake and got to choose our own toppings!

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Famine Monuments

  • 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.

Art Gallery

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!

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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"



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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!

Grúpa Buí

Grúpa Corcora

Grúpa Glas

Grúpa Oráiste

Grúpa Gorm

Grúpa Dearg

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)


Congratulations Anna!

Anna was awarded a Green Belt in

Taekwon-Do recently.

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!

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Our First Morning Wearing Masks!

We are finding it strange but we are getting used to it.

Anti-Bullying Week

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.

Art Gallery

Autumn Trees

Inspired by Vincent Van Gough's Mulberry Tree

Halloween Art

Winter Art

We mixed colours to create different shades of blue

Happy Halloween!

We really enjoyed dressing up.