This month we will be learning percentages in mathematics, The Sun in geography and sound in science. In history we will be learning about The American War of Independence, The French Revolution and how these influenced the history of Ireland. In gaeilge we will be learning about our favourite pastimes. In REEP we will be learning all about honeybees, biodiversity and the Chinese Religion of Taoism. In P.E. we will be doing gymnastics and some exciting projects in Art! Keep an eye out for exciting activities on World Maths Day and World Book Day. We are continuing with the lunchtime basketball league and gaelic football training after school. An exciting month lies ahead!
Seachtain na Leabhair
Revolutions: Document Research
Today, as part of our research into the American War of Independence and The French Revolution, we looked at some important documents from the time: The American Declaration of Independence (1776), The Bill of Rights (1789) and The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (1789). We had to use magnifying glasses because some of the writing was tiny and we had to wear special gloves so as not to damage the old parchment.
Our own Garry Kasparov!
Ag Imirt Spóirt
The American War of Independence & the French Revolution
Revolution in France - Lady Gaga style!
What happens to a non-newtonian liquid when you put it on a sub-woofer?
In science we are learning about the effect sound vibrations have on different materials. Today we looked at what happens to a non-newtonian liquid when you put it on a sub-woofer and play a bass tone. A non-newtonian liquid is a liquid, which, when put under pressure acts like a solid yet, when is left alone reverts to a liquid state. Quick-sand is a good example of a non-newtonian liquid. We made our own non-newtonian liquid using cornflour and water (and green food colouring for coolness!). Have a look at the results!
Dramaí Rang a Cuig bunaithe ar an abhar 'Caitheamh Aimsire'.
'Overboard' and 'Castaway'
In the story 'Overboard' Michael uses a football as a buoyancy aid. The football literally saves his life. In the movie 'Castaway' a man is stranded on a deserted island for years. His only friend in all that time is a football he names Wilson. Have a look at this sad scene when he loses his friend Wilson. Why is it unusual? Can you understand how he is feeling and why he acts the way he does?
Island in the Sun - Weezer
Listen to the song and enjoy the video...
...now try the karaoke version!
Cymatics - Visible Sound Vibrations
Cliceáil ar an bpictiúr thios chun leitheoireacht leathanaigh 40 & 41 a chloisteáil.
Cliceáil ar na pictiúir thios chun cleachtaí bunaithe ar an teacs a chloisteáil.
Cliceáil ar an bpictiúr thios chun cluiche bunaithe ar an teacs a imirt.
Lá sa Chathair
Learn the Safe Cross Code Song!
Soap Sculpture inspired by Michelangelo.
Learn about The Scientific Method!
Activity Week - The Vital Organs with Dr. Peter Sloane
If you are squemish look away now!
Activity Week - Beach Art in Silver Strand
The History of Medicine Quiz
Click on the big red x below and find the answers to the quiz.
Our Champion - the next Michael Flately!
Mona Lisa Art Project
First we looked at the Mona Lisa and had a discussion about what we thought of it. Then we looked at examples of how people have interpreted this iconic piece of art over the years. Then we made our own!
Chance & Probability Maths Games
The History of Medicine
Camouflage hand art
Learn to sing 'Close to me' by The Cure. Next week we are going to learn to play it!
Have a go at these 3-D shapes maths games
Times Tables Games
We tried some of these dance moves. Not easy!
All about heat & weather
In 5th Class we are learning about the history of barter, trade and money. If you would like to learn about it yourself have a look at this presentation we made on the topic. Also we came across this bank note from Zimbabwe which was actually used by the people. In 2009 it was worth only $5!!!!
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Click on the link underneath each question to search for the answer. Write the answers into your SESE copy. Good luck!
1. How much would a Roman Silver Coin, or ‘Denarius’ be worth in British pounds today?
2. Which Roman Emperor is pictured on the Denarius coin?
3. What was the heaviest Roman Coin? How much did it weigh?
4. In what year did Ireland decimalise its currency (i.e. change from the old system of shillings and farthings to the new system of pounds and pence – now cent and euros)?
5. What animal is pictured on the British 10 pence coin?
6. What animal was found on the old Irish half penny?
7. How much was the florin worth in old Irish coinage?
8. On what date did the stock market crash in New York causing the Great Depression?
9. What was this day better known as?
10. What caused the Great Depression?
a) Increase in the price of oil b) Decrease in the value of gold c) Fall in stock prices
In Maths we are learning all about positive and negative numbers!
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