Deirdre’s 5th Class

5th Class News

June 2018

 5th Class had a fantastic day out in Malahide for their School Tour. 

They sailed, kayaked and windsurfed in the estuary and then headed to Malahide Castle for a picnic, a quick run around the playground and a tour of the castle. Everyone was exhausted by the end of the day – It was great fun! 

Experimenting with yeast to make delicious homemade pizzas from scratch! 

Taking part in Tuesday Reuse day to reduce waste at RaLET!
Jesse, Conn and Darragh begging to get into the workhouse during a reinactment of The Great Famine. 
Synchronised worms from Dylan And Harry during one of many Wake ‘n’ Shakes. 
GogoDermo visited 5th class with tales from his travels. We were delighted to see him return safely! 
We had an intense boxing class during Active School week. 

Litter pick up around Lusk during our  Active School Week.

Nevan, Jesse, Callum Dylan and Euan during a freeze frame in drama based on Climate Change… Their oil business was under threat!
Planting out our Dwarf Green Beans in the Garden in April. 
5th class enjoyed art outside, using nature as inspiration for our drawings, checkn out Shauna’s work in progress!
Liam had a photo and autograph from Duncan Stuart during our Green Flag Day of Action.
5th class spent 6 weeks in cycle training to learn about the rules of the road and how to cycle safely. We even took a trip to Lusk Village estate to put our learning to practice! 
5th class have measured out our K-a-Day track using the trundle wheels in Maths class. The fitness levels continue to rise in the class with some people aiming to run half a kilometre without stopping and others going for the full kilometre! We run every MondayWednesday and Friday, when the weather lets us. 
Our Class Meal 
We had a class meal in January to celebrate good team work! Lots of people brought in different foods to share and we tasted many delicious dishes from many different parts of the world. Some savory dishes included tandoori chicken, chickpeas, freshly baked bread, olives, chorizo and banana bread! We also ate lots of sweet dishes like Milk tarts, Victoria sponge cake, iced buns and many, many more!  It was great to sit down and share the meal together. 
Endangered Animals 
We have spent the month researching endangered animals such as the Giant Panda, the Peacock Tarantula, Tortoises, Seals, Sea Lions and many more. We learned about threats to the species such as deforestation, pollution, war, hunting, poaching and over fishing. We also looked at different conservation efforts across the globe. Everyone in our class presented a fantastic project and Iona’s second class and Aodhán’s fifth class came to view our projects and ask us questions about the various animals. 
Perspective in Art 
In art we have been learning how to use one point perspective in our drawing and atmospheric perspective using paint. You can see from our pictures that as objects approach the horizon they appear to get smaller. Also, you can see that colours fade in the distance. These two techniques are used to show distance and make our pictures look very life like! 
Each painting represents a different journey.