Category: 5th class 2018/19

Terenure Drama Competition: Tom Sawyer!

The children in fifth class participated in the annual Terenure Drama Competition last Wednesday evening with our adaptation of the well loved play “Tom Sawyer”. They performed fantastically and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We’d like to thank our drama teacher Sandra and Ms. Tierney for their support and assistance in preparing the class for the play. Well done fifth class!


Health Week 2019: Cooking Demonstration!

Children from Fourth and Fifth Class were very lucky to attend a cookery demonstration today as part of our school-run Health Week 2019! The children were given the opportunity to sample lots of healthy food and even got to create their own dishes and snacks. They created a chicken salad wrap, a vegetarian pasta dish and a carrot cupcakes. Thank you so much to our demonstrators, the children thoroughly enjoyed the morning!


Looking Back at 2018: Some More Highlights!

Here are some further pictures of our highlights from 2018!


We completed lots of Christmas Art during the month of December. We used the method of papier maché to create our Rudolfs. We also used crepe paper to create beautiful cards to give to our friends and family!


We thoroughly enjoyed our activities during Science Week 2018. We even got to learn about astrology in a planetarium!


We had a visit from a Dublin GAA official and he showed us the actual Sam Maguire! We asked lots of questions and got some interesting answers!


We have been enjoying our time in Homework Club on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons!


We were so lucky to have lots of help during busy times of the year, and Lauren helped us so much with our learning when she was with our class! Thanks so much Lauren!


Well done Fifth Class, keep up the amazing work!


Looking Back at 2018: Some Highlights!

As we eagerly begin our new term in Fifth Class in The Good Shepherd National School we look back at some of the memories we have from 2018!


As a school we took part in Science Week 2018 and we were very lucky to be introduced to some beautiful and interesting birds. Some of us even got to hold them!



We were working very hard all year in Fifth Class and we completed some project work based on the countries of Europe. We presented out projects to the class and the rest of the school!



We also worked very hard in Maths, and we completed some fun lessons on 2D shapes. We learned that there is a lot of tricky terminology in relation to 2D shapes but we worked super hard to get a grasp of it! We were tasked with making models of 2D shapes and also to use tangrams to create scenes from our environment!



Well done Fifth Class!


(More pictures to follow!)

Happy Halloween!

It’s the time of year again to celebrate Halloween. We had a lovely day on Thursday 25th on our dress up day, we were very inventive with our costumes this year! After all of our hard work this term we got to have a Halloween themed party in class – we played some games, enjoyed some treats and watched some spooky Goosebumps! Have a lovely day on Wednesday!


Maths Week: Brickx Club!

We had a brilliant time during Maths week in Fifth class – we solved Maths crosswords, worked extra hard with our fractions, played lots of games of Around the World (well done to our winners!) and ended the week with Brickx Club! We worked individually and in groups to design our constructions so that they would be able to support themselves as structures. We were also able to decorate them at the end! Take a look at all of our fabulous creations, well done to all!


Keeping Active: Sponsored Walk 2018!

Everyone at The Good Shepherd National School were busy over the past few weeks fundraising for the school as part of our annual Sponsored Walk. Every child in the school participated in the walk today and we surely covered a lot of ground in the local area! We ended the walk with a well deserved trip to the playground at Rathfarnham Castle. Well done to all!


Science Investigation: Exploring Sound!

After our work with our tin whistles we decided to investigate the science behind sound; what is sound, how is it created and how does it travel? We made our own string telephones to investigate the matter and we were challenged by having to choose the best string for the sound energy to travel through. We also attempted to make our own reed instruments using straws and we investigated how the sound changed if the straw was longer or shorter. Well done fifth class, keep up the great work!


Feeling Musical: Tin Whistle Group!

The children in fifth class have been practicing the tin whistle for a couple of weeks now. They are progressing steadily as they work on holding the tin whistle correctly, getting a sound from their instrument, practicing their scale, reading music notation and also starting their first song: Oró Sé Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile. Well done fifth class, keep up the superb work!