Grass Heads

 

This Green School project is so simple and it provides exciting results in about a week. G4 loved watching their grasshead sprout hair and keep growing. When it’s really long, they can trim it like a barber.

The children used plastic cups and planted grass seeds in compost  in order to grow their Grass Heads. They added some odd facial features to finish them off!

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Viking Visit

Fourth Class were visited by a Viking who taught them all about how and when the Vikings first came to Ireland.

They learned about how the Vikings and the Irish natives lived back then, as well as getting to see and use some genuine Viking artefacts.

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Newtown Blues, Louth SFC Champions 2017

Last Friday, 20th October, we were lucky enough to meet Andy McDonnell, captain of the Newtown Blues, winners of the Joe Ward Cup 2017. The boys had plenty of questions for Andy about GAA, his training and dedication to the his chosen sport. Hopefullly this will inspire our boys and we will see them return in years to come to share their stories of success.

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Welcome Back!!

Welcome back to all the children for an exciting new school year in 4th Class.

G4 are looking forward to a fun year and opportunities to develop and learn new skills and talents. IMG_5065 IMG_5064 (1) IMG_5066 IMG_4934 IMG_4936 (1) IMG_5073 IMG_5041IMG_5073

Area

G4 have been learning about Area in Maths

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They needed to figure out what size of a square the whole class could fit into.

A square of area 2m² lefty us with space to spare.

We discovered that the entire class fit into a an area of 1.5m².

 

Grassheads!!!

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The boys of G4 planted grass seeds in socks and then filled them with soil.

The Grassheads were then watered and placed in the window so that they could soak up the light and heat from the sun, which  they needed to grow.

We watered them regularly.

We arrived back after the weekend and found great heads of hair/grass on them.

The boys had great fun styling the Grassheads hair!!

 

Shape Explosion

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shape2G4 got the opportuntity to explode their favourite 2-D shapes in Art class this week. Their mathemtacial thinking surrounding shape and space and their creative minds produced fantastic exploded 2-D designs.

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The boys also created 2-D and 3-D shapes using playdough and matchsticks in Maths class this week. This tested our patience and put our problem solving skills to the test!

 

 

G4 Sock Snowmen

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G4 have worked hard on making their Sock Snowmen and they really have turned out well.

Hopefully it will be  a decoration that will appear year after year in their houses at Christmas.

The children have also produced fantastic wintery pictures using chalk and charcoal.

 

 

chalk snowmen.