Week 1 update

We have got off to a great start in Year 4/5/6 Dublin with a week full of fun and learning.

We started the week with some activities to build teamwork skills. The children took to this naturally and they were soon working together like a well-oiled machine.

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We also took some time to reflect on what we what to achieve this year. Our work now forms part of a display to remind us of our learning goals.

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In maths, we worked on consolidating our knowledge of place value. The children ordered, compared and expanded various numbers. We also conducted an investigation, ‘Can taller children jump further?’

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In English, we learned about the features of non-chronological reports in preparation for creating our own reports. In grammar, we studied word class focusing on nouns and adjectives.

The class were introduced to our IPC topic, ‘How Humans Work’.  To begin, the children learned how to take their pulse. We then investigated to see if our heart rate would increase after doing some exercise. The children quickly got to grips with the skill of taking a pulse. They were also able to record their results in a table before providing a convincing analysis.

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The children next moved on to another important health checkup: a hearing test. They learned how to describe different sounds and how sound travels before conducting their own version of a hearing test.

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Have a great weekend everyone!

 

Welcome!

Welcome to the Year 4/5/6 class page for the year 2018/2019! I am very pleased to be joining the HFS community and I am looking forward to updating this page with examples of the fun activities, projects and learning planned for this year.

To begin, I will introduce myself a little. I am from a small town on the west coast of Ireland. I completed my undergraduate degree in History and Politics at University College Dublin before completing my PGCE at the University of East London. I taught in London for a number of years before moving to Korea. Prior to this, I taught in Spain and India.

In my free time, I enjoy taking part in outdoor pursuits; these have varied from cycling and kayaking to the exploration of caves: speleology. I am also passionate about traditional crafts. My main focus is woodwork but I have also tried my hand at blacksmithing, basket making and origami. I have a keen interest in nature and environmental issues. I have volunteered on many eco-projects and I have enjoyed growing my own vegetables in the past.

I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in the HFS community. My door is always open so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.