Check out some of our work from before the Easter break. Here are pictures of our springtime watercolours, sunset silhouettes and St. Anne’s Park timelines.
In fourth class, problem solving is a challenging area in maths. We have started to work on trickier problem solving sums in class and we will be doing a lot of work on them in class to improve our problem solving skills. I will start to send home some problem solving questions for homework too so that the girls are getting plenty of opportunity to practice them
There are also some good questions that you can do at home if you follow this link https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-4 and scroll down to mixed operations. Start at F1 and work down through the questions. They get harder as you work your way towards F9
The more practice we do, the better we will get at them 🙂
Hope you all enjoyed the lovely mother’s day cups and cards the girls made last week 🙂
We were studying various types of rocks and soils in fourth class. We had to sort and group the rocks and samples of soil and then compare and contrast them, focusing on certain criteria.
We looked at different samples of soil from areas around Dublin. In our experiment, we added the same amount of water to each soil type and observed how each reacted.
We also had to look at the properties of various rocks in our groups and share our findings with the class.
Lastly, we explored the influence of soils and rocks on animal and plant life in our environment 🙂
We had great fun building 3-D shapes from craft sticks. Take a look at some of our work 🙂
Recently we started reading our second novel, ‘Born to Run’ by Michael Morpurgo.
Murpurgo is a fantastic author! This book is a little different as the main character is a dog. We are following the adventures of Best Mate.
Some of the roles we play when reading novels are;
Word Wizard– find interesting or new words in the text
Artful Artist– visually depict anything about the story that engaged you.
Clever Connector– connect the text to your own lives, books, movies etc.
Summariser– write and share a short overview of what you have read.
We will be reading this novel for homework over the next few weeks. The girls have been advised to read with an adult. The reading can be shared, with both student and adult taking turns of reading. Discuss the plot with your daughter, predict what happens next, use new and interesting vocabulary together in daily conversations.
Here is the website link for coding if you have some free time over the midterm 🙂
Today we celebrated Italian Day in fourth class. Thank you to all who attended this morning!
We had great fun presenting our creative projects, showing off all of our hard work and tasting our Italian foods. Yum!
Here are some photos for the day! 🙂
This week we had to design, plan and carry out a simple investigation to build a bridge in small groups using lollipop sticks. We interpreted information regarding the materials used in designing a bridge through looking at various bridges around the world and in Dublin. The group that created the most stable bridge told us the strategy they used when making their bridge and we discussed strategies which may be used by an engineer in designing a bridge.
Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí!