Welcome to Fifth Class 2022
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!
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