Jan-Feb in 5th Class

Mar 15, 2024

Since Christmas school has been both busy and exciting for the boys in Fifth Class. The class
undertook a number of interesting school trips throughout January and February. These included a
visit to the National Museum of Ireland at Collins’ Barracks. While there, the boys took part in a
workshop called If Things Could Talk, where they examined artefacts from bygone days.

The class also recently attended a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) workshop in
TUI Grangegorman. While attending the workshop, the pupils had their spatial awareness and
strategy building skills put to the test. The workshop was a great success and we are thankful to the
coordinators of the programme for inviting us to the university campus.

Our third day-trip consisted of a visit to Dáil Eireann. As part of the tour, the pupils were escorted
around government buildings and learned about the history of Leinster House. We also visited the
Dáil and Oireachtas chambers and had our photograph taken on the famous Dáil plinth.

As well as trips away from school, the pupils in Fifth Class have been very busy on the academic
front. As part of our Maths work, we learned about fractions and decimals, while our History work
included learning about schools in the past and the differences between schools from that period
and today.

On the sporting front, our fortnightly GAA coaching continues in St. Finbarr’s GAA club and we
recently concluded a block of athletics coaching with our instructor Janet.

Pancake Tuesday took place on February 13th and to celebrate the occasion, we prepared some
delicious pancakes in the school kitchen. Thanks to Suzanne our SNA for helping us make these

Finally, the boys in Fifth Class recently learned to sing two well known Coldplay songs, called Yellow
and Viva La Vida. We hope to perform these songs at a school assembly later in the year. In
preparation for Seachtain na Gaeilge, we are currently learning a rendition as Gaeilge of the famous
Ed Sheeran song, Ag Smaoineamh Os Ard.