Everyone in Room 4 put their thinking caps on today as we had a competition to see who could build the tallest tower! We used spaghetti and Blu-Tac to build our towers. We worked really hard with our partners on the challenge. Tara and Josh built the tallest tower in the end. It measured 11cm tall. The next time, we would like to try and build some bridges.
In Room 4, we have been very busy looking at how heat can change things.
We have discovered that when you make a solid hot, it usually turns into a liquid. We observed ice melting into water and we saw how jelly cubes melt into a liquid when you add hot water.
Because there are so many class birthdays in November in our class, we wondered if there was a way for us to melt our jelly cubes quickly. We decided to melt 6 big cubes of jelly and then melt 28 tiny jelly. We monitored our water temperature using a thermometer and we made sure that we used the same amount of water in each bowl. We all made our predictions, then our race began!
Can you guess which cubes melted faster?
As a part of Maths Week, 5th class, Room 7 have come up with a number of word problems for all of the students in first class to solve. This morning, the two classes met and first class proved their worth as they solved over 20 word problems together.
On Friday, 5th class plan to come back with problems that are even more challenging. We can’t wait!
In First class, Room 4, we have been talking about and looking at all the big changes that happen around us during Autumn: The leaves change colour and fall from the trees, the animals are preparing for hibernation, the birds are migrating and the weather changes.
We went on an “Autumn Hunt“. We looked for anything that reminded us of Autumn. Our nature table is now full of conkers, hazelnuts and leaves. Well done Room 4!
On Thursday, the St. Clare’s Camogie team travelled to Dolphin’s Barn for the Kevin’s Camogie Blitz. St Clare’s had two teams competing in the blitz and both teams played remarkably well. Each and every girl was awarded a medal on the day. Two girls in particular were rewarded for their wonderful team-work and leadership skills. What a great day! Well done girls!
In Room 8, we mastered the “Safe Cross Code”. The Summer is here and we are all playing outside in the evenings. We are also making a huge effort to walk, scoot or cycle to school each day. It is so important to know how to cross the road safely.
Here is our dance video!