Category: 5th class 2018/19

School Tour 2019: Tayto Park!

Fifth and Sixth class had so much fun on their school tour last Thursday. We were prepared for rain but luckily we missed the worst of it. We boarded the bus at 8.45am and arrived at Tayto Park at 10.00am. A tour guide gave us an informative tour of their animal sanctuary and we met lots of wild and exotic animals. Afterwards, the children bravely got on lots of rollercoasters such as Flight School, Cú Chulainn and The Viking Voyage!

Active Week 2019!

We’ve had a busy week of activities here at the Good Shepherd as we participated in Active Week 2019. We had yoga sessions, a whole school dance, a teachers VS students obstacle course, boxing classes, table tennis activities and an obstacle course set up in the hall for all to use. To top it all off, on Friday we had a visit from Stephanie Roche who spoke to the children about the importance of taking part in sports and maintaining a positive mindset throughout all athletic efforts. Stephanie helped us to raise our Active Schools Flag at the end of the day.

On Monday we had Sports Day. In the morning there were stations set up for the children to get involved in – a dress up race, egg and spoon, obstacle course, tug of war, hurdles, sack races, penalty shoot out, a water race, timed sprints and a space hopper race. After this, we had cross country racing and then some cooperative games such as tennis, uni hoc, rounders and GAA. The day ended with medals and ice cream for the children!


Sculpting Clay: The Aztec People!

During this term, the children also embarked on a unit of study on The Aztec People. The Aztec People were an ancient civilization who lived in Mexico, and were at their most powerful between the years of 1345 and 1521. They were a very clever tribe who understood the importance of noting when and where the sun was rising and setting each day. By doing this they could predict weather for different times of the year which enabled them to predict rainfall and resulted in the tribe being able to harvest the best quality of crop to feed their people. They used something called a Sunstone to help document their observations. The children in fifth class carved out their own Sunstones. They also created their take on a typical Aztec temple of human sacrifice! Take a look at their creations, well done fifth class!

A Study of Water Animals!

During this term, fifth class have embarked on a study of water animals both in our own locality and in the wider world. Some children chose to research water animals that were already familiar to them such as the Mute Swan and the Whooper Swan while other children chose more exotic maritime animals such as the Bio-luminescent Octopus. The children worked individually on their projects and presented them to various classes around the school. Take a look at their hard work!


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!