5th Class - Room 12

5th Class – Room 12

The boys have been very busy in their last term in Fifth Class.  In the classroom, we have been working very hard across all subjects. Furthermore, Term 3 gave us plenty of opportunities to learn outside the walls of Room 12, as well!

At the end of February, we were invited to the Hugh Lane Gallery on Parnell Square to meet with the artists in residence, discuss some of the paintings and even create our own pieces! We finished the day by eating our lunch in the Garden of Remembrance.

Many months of hard work culminated with a trip to the ESB Science Blast in the RDS in March with our project entitled “How Can We Help Our Bodies to Heal?”. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet schools from all over the country, engage with their projects and join in experiments hosted by teams from many science and engineering companies, and even Leinster Rugby! To top it all off, our project was highly commended by our two judges from UCD.

Our school tour in June took us to Flynn Park on a very wet and windy day. The boys were absolute troopers and braved the conditions to enjoy themselves on the obstacle course on the water and in a paintball war!

A great end to a great year!

5th Class – Room 12

This month, we have been looking at the history and geography of Ireland. Work has begun on the Easter Rising and the class created a fantastic collaborative art project entitled “In Dublin’s Fair City”. See if you can spot any famous landmarks  in the picture!


Our unit on World War Two has finally come to an end. We finished the unit by reading “Once” by Morris Gleitzman as our class novel and putting together amazing projects. The winner of the WW2 projects – as judged by our support teacher Mr O’Donnell – was the Emergency!


During Friendship Week, we were very lucky to have been invited to take part in a Positive Peer Relationships workshop with Peter McAuliffe, an Australian speaker. The boys engaged in a variety of team-building games and participated in interesting discussions around subjects such as confidence, motivation, accountability for our own actions and collaboration. It was very enjoyable and beneficial!

5th Class – Room 12

We hit the ground running here in Room 12! The boys have been very busy – both in and outside the classroom! Swimming on Wednesday mornings has been going – well – swimmingly! We are also participating in the Marathon Kids programme and are now running 14 laps of the yard – maith sibh!


Back in the classroom, the boys are working hard. In Art, we studied famous abstract artists before creating our own abstract piece. World War II is our History topic for October so we have selected The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas as our class novel for Power Hour. Finally, attendance has been fantastic since the return to school, with a full house almost every day – keep up the great work!