Toys - Then and Now

Fourth class have really been getting into the spirit of Christmas, and have been comparing and contrasting toys from the past to the toys we play with today. We also watched clips of old episodes of the Late Late Toy Show and compared these to this year's Toy Show. Here we are playing with some older toys.

Golden Boot Winners!

Fourth class have won the Golden Boot for taking the most steps in the school this week! Our favourite way to keep active here in Room 15 is to dance along to Just Dance videos on YouTube. We also like getting active homework, such as to dance along to our favourite song. We are very proud of ourselves.

Gorilla by Anthony Browne

Over the past few weeks, fourth class have used the story 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne as inspiration for drama. We really enjoyed this story and therefore we found it easy to use our imaginations to think of many more adventures that Hannah and the gorilla might have gone on other than those mentioned in the book. We then acted some of these adventures out.
The theme of the story is friendship which connected well to a lot of other activities we were doing in school at the same time for Friendship Week. One of these activities was 'filling each others buckets' which we would be happy to tell you about.
Here is a YouTube link of the full story if anyone would like to listen to it again at home. The words also appear on screen which means you can read along.

Blue Star

Hi everyone! This year we are taking part in the Blue Star SESE programme. According to their website this is "an education initiative for primary school pupils across Ireland. The idea of the Programme is simple: to foster better understanding and knowledge of the European Union and how it affects the lives of Irish citizens among primary pupils through classroom projects and activities." 

Here is a link to the website for anyone who would like to take a further look:

After learning some new information about Europe and the European Union, we split into groups and researched and prepared projects based on various EU countries. We tried to choose countries that we had connection to in the class, such as girls in the class who were born in these countries, or girls who had family members living in certain countries.

Have a look at some of our projects:

Have a listen!

Here we are singing a round of the three songs 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot', 'I wanna sing' and 'When the Saints go Marching In'. Each group had to sing their own piece whilst trying not to be distracted by the other two groups which was really difficult, but we think we did a good job! Have a listen here:

Green Halloween

Over the past few weeks, we have been preparing our costumes for green Halloween. This meant that our costumes had to be made from recycled materials as Scoil Mhuire is a green school. We had great fun making these costumes in school, and would also like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped us at home. The fashion show took place on Thursday 26/10/17 and it was a huge success. Check out some of our pictures of us preparing our projects and also some of the finished products. Have a spooktacular and safe Halloween mid-term everybody!

Halloween Poems

Here are two examples of our spooky Halloween poems:

Little Vampire - to Ruby
Bim bam boom, is that the sound of the vacuum? No it's just Veronica, my sister, she's in the bathroom
She's trying to look for her snack, But be careful she might attack
She might give you a fright, She might also bite, If you open up that door, You might see Veronica a little more.
I never told you this, but you're her snack. I'm sorry Ruby, But it was a trap.
By Ima

Halloween Night
When it is Halloween night, I look at all the spooky sights. Killer clowns and witches too, Ghosts that come out and say boo.
Smelly black cats with their green eyes, I scream and hysterically shout bye. Desperate children look for sweets, I throw them and say "take all you can eat!"
That's the end of my poem. Goodbye and quickly go home. 
By Michaela