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Other Countries by Second Class

We studied different countries. We learned all about India and the Taj Mahal. We dressed up in Indian costumes and did projects on Indian culture. We also learned about other famous world landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Great Wall of China. Here we are in costumes and working on our projects.


Wind Socks

During our topic on weather. We made wind socks and took them outside to test them in different areas. “On the basketball court we could tell the way the wind was blowing” Sarah “We went onto the infant yard, it was strong and it was blowing our wind socks really high” Jack “You could tell it was strong because of the height the wind
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The Wind.

As part of our topic on the wind, we looked at wind strength and direction. We made windsocks and windmills and took them to different parts of the school grounds on different days. From the photographs you can see which way the wind was blowing and how strongly it was blowing on the different days. Just for fun we ran up and down the
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Visit to the seashore in Strandhill

On Wednesday 20th of May, 5th class and the green school committee had a biodiversity day out. Olivia from An Taisce and The Clean Coast programme visited our class. She talked about marine life, dunes, how we can impact our coastal areas in a good way and a bad way. She displayed a variety of shells, seaweed and fossils. We then went to Strandhill
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Wind Socks

We made wind socks and took them to various areas around the school to check the wind direction and wind strength. On the yard the socks didn’t move much because we were sheltered by the school building. They moved more out on the astro turf and pitch as we were out in the open. We also tried running with our wind socks to see what
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Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Over the past few weeks we have looked at the different types of trees, leaves, nuts and berries that are in Ireland. The children brought in some examples from home and they are now displayed on our nature table. On the 24th of September the children worked in pairs and completed an Autumn scavenger hunt around the school grounds. They had a great time
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Field Trip to Carrowmore

Our visit to Carrowmore In  September 5th and 6th classes visited Carrowmore megalithic cemetery. An archaeologist named Padraic gave us a tour of the site. We learned lots of historic facts about this area. The tombs were created from 3500bc to 4000bc by men to honour their dead. The bodies were cremated in an oak and hazel fire until they were nothing but bones,
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A better future for all the world’s children

Children in 5th  class Ransboro did a project on the theme “A better future for all the worlds’ children.” We worked in groups of two, each group selecting a country that Irish Aid assists. We thought about, talked through and researched the particular country of our choice. We examined the eight millennium development goals in detail. We paid particular attention to goals which combat
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Third Class Projects

As part of our Geography study of a European country, everyone in the class completed a project on The Netherlands. We found out lots of interesting information about this country. Some of the most popular topics featured in our projects were articles on polders, windmills, tulips, Dutch sport, Vincent Van Gogh and fact-files of the country. Our projects are currently on display on the noticeboards outside our classroom.


Debating

In Fifth class we have been involved in debating for the past few months and have enjoyed it very much .It was a fun way to read and research topics like the benefits of homework, climate change, use of iPads in the class and charity begins at home. There were six on our debating team; three speakers, a chairperson and two time keepers, though
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