In preparation for St. Brigid’s day the pupils of 4th & 5th class made St Brigid’s crosses last Friday. They learnt about the life of St Brigid through stories and poems about St. Brigid. We even made some St. Brigid’s Crosses! The annual tradition of making the crosses is lovely for both the pupils and their families who are delighted to receive a new cross into their homes on time for St. Brigid’s day.
We hope that everyone’s home will be blessed and that everyone will have a happy, safe year.
In 4th & 5th Class we have been learning about the properties of various 3D shapes. We have been talking about them in terms of how many edges, faces and corners (vertices) they have, what types of faces they have, and whether they can stack, roll or both. We enjoyed making our very own 3D shapes using maths sticks and plasticine, polydrons and card. Check out our cubes, cuboids, prisms and pyramids and many more below. After we made our shapes we had fun making our own creations!
Our Plasticine & Match Sticks 3D Creations
Our 3D Creations
4th & 5th class recently took to the floor in the GPR and performed a two minute gymnastics routine (in groups) that the children had choreographed themselves. There were cartwheels, rolls, handstands, pyramids, and stunts using benches and the horse. It was a spectacular end to our Gymnastics PE lessons.
A very entertaining and enjoyable time was had by all in fourth and fifth class on Friday 12th December as they performed their Christmas Concert – The X-Mas Factor to a packed GPR. The concert was a twist on the popular TV series ‘The X-Factor’.
Here are a few pictures of us in our costumes:
The Judges: Mr Claus, Mrs Claus, Rudolph, Jack Frost
Jack Frost & the Snow Gang
Mr Claus & the Elves
Mr Claus & the Elves (Audience)
Rudolph & the Reindeer
Mrs Claus & the Angels
Fourth & Fifth class read extracts from Roald Dahl’s “The BFG” based on Dreams. We read some of the BFG’s Dreams and how he placed his dreams, which he caught with his net, into dream jars.
We wrote our own dreams, using the BFG as inspiration, and created dream jars to accompany our stories.
Here are our stories and dream jars: