Rang a 4
Fáilte go dtí rang a 4!
We hope you enjoy keeping up to date with all that is happening in our classroom !
We have been learning about the different houses and homes all over the world.
We completed projects on the different types of houses and presented our work to Rang a 2.
We learned about the artist Pablo Picasso.
We created our own paintings inspired by his work.
This year we are focusing on improving our oral language skills.
We are going to take part in a debate every month to help develop our speaking skills.
This month we are debating :
'Homework Should be Banned'.
We have had super points and arguments from both sides.
"Homework Should be Banned"
We are so lucky to get the opportunity to take part in the Music Generation programme!
The boys are getting guitar lessons every week for the whole year!
The last two weeks have been spent learning about the different strings, as well as our short and long notes!
Táimid i gconaí ag cleachtadh ár dteanga ó bhéal sa Ghaeilge.
An téama an mhí seo ná 'Mé Féin'.
Táimid an-mhaith ag caint fúinn féin
Our Impressionism inspired by Claude Monet
This week in Science we completed three investigations about 'Myself'.
We found,described and compared our fingerprints.
We discovered our dominant eye, and we also found our blind spot!
We described our fingerprints in four different ways : Cusps, Loops, Splits and Ridges.
Although some of our fingerprints were similar, no two were the same !
Every fingerprint is unique!
This year we are taking part in the STEPS Young Engineering Award. This competition encourages students to explore the world of engineering by developing a project to help improve the local community.
We have seven teams taking part, and each team have come up with very interesting ideas.
We will keep you up to date with our projects as we continue to work on them.
Show & Tell
Every Friday the boys bring in an item from home for 'Show & Tell'.
We have had very interesting objects, from medals the boys have won, to amazing pieces of art!
The boys are very good at presenting their items to the class.
We have had a very busy Maths week!
This week we learned how to code, completed maths trails, solved maths riddles, played 'noggle', and resolved robberies using our knowledge of 2-D shapes!
Maith sibh Rang a 4!
The boys took part in the Aldi Play Rugby programme this year!
They had super training sessions every Monday and took part in a tag rugby blitz in Blackrock RFC last Friday.
The boys played super rugby and were undefeated!!
They then wished the Irish Rugby the best of luck in their World Cup game!
Táimid ag tnúth go mór le haghaidh Oíche Shamhna i rang a 4!
Bhí na buachaillí gléasta suas go hiontach ar an Aoine!
Rinneamar úlla seacláide agus d'imríomar cluichí Oíche Shamhna!
This week for Friendship week the boys took part in a drumming workshop, played oral language games, made friendship poetry, created loom bands, made a compliment circle, and completed an obstacle course made by rang a 6!
Oral Language Games
This year, as we are focusing on improving our oral language skills, we have a number of new oral language games.
Once a week we use these oral language games to broaden our vocabulary and improve our speaking skills.
They are great fun!
We have had a very busy science week in Rang a 4! We completed an experiment to test for the presence of starch. We added iodine to a number of foods and materials, if the iodine turned a blue-black colour starch was present. We worked hard on our STEM projects throughout the week and also had a very interesting talk from DELL.
STEPS Engineering Award
Rang a 4 are taking part in the STEPS Engineering award this year. Over the past two months the boys have been working on projects that will improve the local community. They have come up with super ideas; from planting trees, providing more public bins and creating cycle paths on the main street. Fergal, a water engineer from Engineering Ireland visited our school to watch the boys present their projects. He was very impressed with their work. The boys completed two very interesting engineering activities with Fergals help, they designed their own community, and created wind turbines.