Welcome to Fifth Class 2022

5th class

Lá Fhéile Padraig

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all! The boys dressed in green recently in honour of St. Patrick

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Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine

This week’s “Gaeilgeoir” was Ryan Cummins due to his outstanding efforts to speak Irish at various times during the school day and for his astute

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Student of the Week

Pictured are: Michal Michalak, Saeed Ahmed and Ryan Cummins. Missing from photo is Thomas O’Rourke Byrne. These boys received the “Student of the Week” award

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Engineers Week

The boys in fifth class recently designed a “Light House Paper Circuit” using copper tape, a coin battery, LED, circuit template, lighthouse template and their

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We, along with many other groups of people have been discussing the global issue of Climate Change and the repercussions that Climate Change is creating.

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World Book Day

On Thursday, March 3rd our whole school celebrated World Book Day and all things Reading! The effort the boys put in to dressing as their

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We are fortunate to have children in this class with beautiful singing voices. The boys have been working hard with their music teacher, Elspeth from Music Generation. They are working on two very different pieces of music, a choral piece called “Our Dustbin” and a well-known Traditional Irish Rebel song called “Óró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile”. The theme of this song is Rebellion and it references the Irish Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley or “Granuaile” as the children know her as from their “Small World” History Course.


The boys recently constructed triangular based pyramids using bamboo sticks and marshmallows. They attached a plastic spoon to their construction in order to create a “Catapult”. They used their knowledge of “Forces” to enable a mini marshmallow to be “catapulted” a distance of at least one metre. Well done boys! 

Fifth class boys were also discussing alkaline liquids like water and how they differ from acidic liquids such as cola or vinegar. The boys worked in teams to prove that cola is the most acidic liquid when compared to milk, water and vinegar. They proved this fact by leaving a rusty nail for three days in each of the following cups: a cup of cola, a cup of milk, cup of vinegar, soap and water, milk and cola, vinegar, cola and vinegar. When they checked the cups it was clear that the rusty nail that had been placed in the cup of cola was the cleanest nail!

An Ghaeilge

Lá na Pancóga

Lá na Pancóga a bhí ann ar an Máirt. Bhí pancóga ag na páistí agus chuir siad a rud féin orthu. Bhí rogha acu idir líomóid, sméara, seacláid, mil, uachtar reoite agus siúcra a chur orthu. Bhaineadar an-sult as! 

Mar is eol dúinn ciallaíonn Lá na Pancóga go bhfuil an Carghas ag teacht. Thug an t-athair Ó Foghlú cuairt ar an rang agus labhair na buachaillí leis faoi na dea-rudaí a bheidh á dhéanamh acu i rith an Carghas. Maith sibh a bhuachaillí agus go n-éirí go geal libh! 



An Mháirt = Tuesday

Chuir siad = They put 

Rogha        = Choice

líomóid      = Lemon 

Sméara       = Berries

Seacláid = Chocolate 

Mil          = Honey