4th class tour of Dalkey Castle -Ms.Keyes

Today we went on a trip to Dalkey Castle. We got a tour of the castle and learned about murder holes, feasts and life during the Norman times. When we were in the old church, a slave that had escaped from Dalkey island ran in and gave us a fright but we gave him sanctuary and then he was free! We had great fun and learned a lot!

 

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We went up on the roof of the castle. It was a fantastic look-out for enemies coming in from the sea or the hills! 

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This man was a doctor, barber and a dentist! 

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Good thing all our teeth are in good shape, otherwise they would have been yanked out!

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We made our own coins we could use to barter for other items. 

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We even put Ms.Keyes in the stocks! 

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This is the slave that escaped from Dalkey Island! 

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Venetian Masks in 4th class- Ms. Keyes

We have been studying Italy in 4th class. We loved learning about Venice and even got to travel around it on a gondola on google maps! For art we designed and painted venitian masks! People living in Venice used to spend most of the year wearing these masks as a disguise but now they are mostly just worn at Carnival. 

 

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Design a boat- 2nd class- Ms Brady’s

Will our balloons float or sink? 

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They float! 

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Water pushes the balloon upwards with a force called ‘ upthrust’. 

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Will an orange float or sink when unpeeled? 

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we found out that unpeeled oranges float and peeled oranges sink!

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We made a ball of plasticine and it sank in water. 

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I made my ball into a boat and it floated! 

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The shape of the boat was important! 

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My boat could carry more than 15 passengers before it sank! 

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The suspense! Where our predictions accurate? 

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Magnetism 2nd Class

materials we tested

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Predict first, test and record

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investigating which materials are attracted to magnets

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magnets can move a paper clip through wood.

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I discovered that my pencil case is attracted to magnets  

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Christmas Carol Performance :)

Today Ms Walsh's 1st Class had our Christmas Performance! The children worked very hard to learn lots of songs and rhymes, both in English and as Gaeilge. I am very, very proud of them all as they did a super job and really gave it socks!! We had a great time preparing for it and I hope the Mammys, Daddys, Nanas and everyone else who was able to make it had a great time too!

Take a look at our fabulous performers!! :) 

 

Roots of Empathy

Ms Walsh's first class have been really lucky this year as we have gained a  brand new teacher! Baby Finn (our new teacher) has been visiting our class every few weeks to help us learn about empathy - to understand how other people feel and to learn more about our own feelings. We absolutely LOVE when Baby Finn and Mammy Kelly come to visit us! Just look at our faces!!!

Static electricity

2nd Class Ms Brady’s  

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We rubbed our balloons on our heads and jumpers! 

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How many Rice Krispies can my balloon pick up? 

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Our balloons stuck to the wall. 

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We predicted and recorded our results. 

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Why is my hair rising? 

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