Maths Table Quiz 3rd/4th

 

The 3rd and 4th classes took part in a table quiz for maths week.

There were some fantastic mathematicians on display and they worked out some very difficult maths problems. Not to mention the boys watching on, that were eager to display their mathematical knowledge.

It was a closely fought contest between all of the teams, but it was the experience of both 4th classes that seen them battle it out to a controversial finish.

After a recount of points it was G5 that were the eventual winners.

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MATHS WEEK!!!

 

 

 

 

G5 solving the Moving Coin Puzzle. These moving coin puzzles were popularised by the great English puzzler Henry Dudeney. They can be played with coins, buttons, counters or any objects that make two distinct sets. The aim of this “E” puzzle (so-called because of its shape) is to reverse the positions of the Green and Red counters in the grid.

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Talk with Tom Palmer.

This week G5 had the opportunity to see a popular author speak about his books in Drogheda Library. His books make use of football and sports to engage all ages of reader.

Tom Palmer has an international reputation in reader development. Tom has been the official writer for the Premier League Reading Stars scheme for five years.

Tom also gave G5 some tips for planning their own stories which we will be writing in the run up to Halloween. 99E80B9F-4CBC-47D7-97C6-D6D87CFA11E5 9A6ED2C5-D85F-4395-9EF5-8BEC8C67CABD 4AB7D7A0-C28B-47D1-8544-0CA6D05BE0F0 3BEA6875-D947-402E-9758-1F7EE63283BB

 

 

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!!