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Congratulations to Miss Pykett, or as we now must call her, Mrs. Donnelly on her recent wedding!


Miss Pykett and her new husband, Jamie, married in the Holy Trinity church in Ratoath and had their reception after in Darver Castle.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

October - Halloween Masks

Fourth class created some very imaginative Halloween masks for Art this month. I think you'll agree that they did a fantastic job. 

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This month fourth class were learning about the story of Genesis in Religion and created beautiful pictures in groups to depict the 7 days of creation. In Science they learned about the function of their skeleton and the names of the various bones of their skeleton. In Art they created fun self-portraits using material and wrote a piece about themselves as Gaeilge to accompany it.

Sept - Genesis

Sept - Skeleton

Sept - Self Portrait

September - New School Acrostic Poems

Well done to fourth class on writing their New School acrostic poems. Some of the common things mentioned in their poems were the cleanliness of the school, their new blue chairs and door and having a elevator in the school. I think it's safe to say they are like their new school.

Sept - Acrostic Poems 


September - Welcome to 4th class 2018 - 2019

Fourth class have set out some goals they would like to achieve this year. They wrote their goals on their hands and decorated them for our front door. They will keep an eye on them during the year and see how they are progressing.

Sept - Reaching for our best



February - Engineer's Week Parachute Activity

For Engineer's week 4th class took part in an activity where they had to design and make a parachute for a Lego man. Firstly they explored the theme of forces by seeing how many ways they could make a toy car move. They discovered that they could pull/push the car and that gravity pulled the toy car down a slope which they made by tilting their desks. 

Feb - Engineers wk 1

Next the class watched a video of Felix Baumgartner skydiving from the edge of space and discussed how Felix was able to work against gravity and slow himself down. Through enaging in other experiments they discovered that the greater the surface area the greater the air resistance. Felix used his body initially and then his parachute to slow himself down. In groups the class worked together to design and make parachutes which would help slow a lego man down against the force of gravity. 

Below are their designs. All of the parachutes worked successfully and each lego man landed safely!

Well done 4th class!

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February - Chinese New Year Art

Happy Chinese New Year!

This month 4th class were using the laptops in SESE to carry out some research about China and the Chinese New Year. They used the dkfindout website to carry out their research and learned that it's the year of the dog. For Art the children wrote their names in Chinese on scrolls. 

Feb - Chinese art

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