It has been a busy and eventful year in The Violets this year. The children took some time to reflect on their favourite and indeed their proudest moments of 2020/21. We look forward to a lovely summer ahead before we move on to 6th class!
We have had a really exciting few weeks here in Room 43. Teacher wrote into RTÉ to showcase one of the gratitude letters that our class had written to his Grandmother whom he missed during the lockdown. Bradley Morrisey's letter was beautifully written, deeply moving and beyond his years in terms of the words he used. RTÉ felt it deserved much more recognition and asked if they could come to Newbridge, to our room and interview Bradley, his Grandmother and the class!!! Mícheál Ó Scannaill and his camera crew arrived a few weeks later and you can check out the link to the segment and the photos below!! We were so very proud of our moment on live National TV. The clip went viral on the news website and was viewed across the globe by tens of thousands of people! A super experience for 5th class and one which we will never forget!
The Violets have been hard at work this month with all subjects as we continue remote learning from home! Here are some of the amazing Geography Projects we have completed on our favourite North American States! Also, we celebrated Valentines Day AND Pancake Tuesday during mid term so check out some of our wonderful art below! We look forward to showing you lots more of our hard work in the coming weeks.
So here we are once again, in what will hopefully be our last lockdown! This is not the way we expected to start 2021 or the new school term, but we have been working super hard all the same! We have been busy remote learning every day and have shared some amazing work online. Below are some pictures of just a few of the topics we have learned about this past few weeks - 3D Shapes, Birds, St. Bridget, Rosa Parks and the effects of carbon dioxide to name but a few! Stay tuned for more awesome work from Room 43 and Stay Safe everybody!
We are thrilled in The Violets that Christmas is upon us! We had such a super fun month, despite all the inevitable changes to our normal hectic festive schedule in SNU! We had a Santa visit, a lovely online carol service and really enjoyed recording our own version of the hit song 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas' and performed it for the school on the Student Council section of the website. We did some awesome Christmas art and we even wrote a Christmas card each to every resident of two local nursing homes just so they might feel a little less lonely this year in particular with COVID restrictions in place. We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas Jumper Day also. We worked hard and had lots of fun this term. Here's to a new year and new possibilities ahead! Stay Safe Everyone! Happy Christmas and Lots of love from all of us in Room 43 x
With Winter closing in, we in Room 43 felt it was time to start thinking of all the little birdies who decide to stick around these parts for these cold months, and how we can help them. What started as a simple enough task to make little feeders with lollipop sticks, became a much more substantial and amazing project, as our resident craftsman extraordinaire Joe very kindly offered us his help. Over the course of a few weeks, Joe and the pupils of Room 43 created the most fabulous and sustainable feeders with the use of glue guns, varnish and other materials. Each group of children created their own design and as you can see from the gallery below, we will have some lucky and well fed little birdies flocking to Scoil Na Naomh Uilig for a feast!!
The children in Room 43 have been given the opportunity in recent weeks to teach one subject of their choosing on a Thursday to the class. Names on lollipop sticks are pulled at random and the person picked has a choice of whether they want to be that week's 'Múinteoir in the Making'. We have had some absolutely amazing lessons delivered sofar! Miss Kerrigan did a sterling job teaching us all maths, and her no nonsense approach to classroom management was so impressive! Mr. Nolan put us all through our paces on the Astro with a fast paced and fun P.E. Lesson, Mr. Quatrini created a super challenging quiz for us that really got us thinking! Miss Doyle taught us how to to create beautifully crafted baskets made from clay which we really enjoyed decorating! Mr. Rimku had our heartrates pumping in his P.E. lesson too. We can't wait to show you more of our magnificent 'Múinteoirs in the Making' in the coming year!
5th class became engineers for a day by creating an exciting experiment entitled 'Stable On the Table'. Using just toothpicks and marshmallows, their task was to build a structure more than two stories tall and see how high they could go with it without it collapsing. They discovered the effects of reinforcing their structures with extra tootpicks and had super fun creating buildings that they named themselves. We had a many interesting establishments including a football stadium, a stable and even a mancave! Then came the moment of truth....to investigate whether their structures would remain 'stable on the table' once the table was shaken. With many hammering fists and much excited noise in room43, they soon saw their results. To the delight of most groups, their buildings remained entact and upright. A whole lot of work and a whole lot of fun!
The Violets got a very special mention from ESB Science Blast for their hard work on their experiment "Are you Left Brained or Right Brained?" on their Twitter account this week! Take a look!
Comhghairdeas go léir!!
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