5th Class Project on Australia
Ms. Regan's 5th class did a project on Australia.
Our class was divided into 4 groups and each group was given an area to research.
Group 1 researched important facts and the flag.
Group 2 studied plants, animals and foods.
Group 3 researched the biggest city, Sydney and famous landmarks,
Group 4 found out about the native Australians, the Aborigines.
To begin our projects we used our time in the new computer room to research our topics and fill out a fact file. We then typed out the information which we collected on Microsoft Word and used our computer skills to copy and edit pictures and images from the Internet to illustrate our project. Some of us wrote out the information we collected in our best joined handwriting. We also drew our own pictures to illustrate our topics. Each group was given poster paper to present our work.
We really enjoyed learning about Australia and hope to visit the country some time!
5th class visited Milano's and learned how to make pizza. We first learned how to make the pizza base. Then we rolled it out and added our favourite toppings. We baked them in the pizza ovens. They were absolutely delicious.
5th Class Walking Tour of Mervue
As part of our project on 1916 we went on a walking tour of Mervue. All the streets in Mervue are named after Irish historical figures but we were particularly interested in the streets named after the signatories of the 1916 Proclamation. We presented our project to some other classes in the school and we displayed them in the hall during the visit of two members of the Irish Army, who presented our school with the Irish Flag.
Our World War One Project
5th Class did a project on World War One. We learned about all the countries involved in the war, the Central Powers, the allies and the neutral countries. We created a timeline of the most important events.
We went on a school trip to the Galway City Museum as it was holding an exhibition on WW1. We saw many interesting artefacts such as guns, bullets, rifles, a tomb, uniforms worn by the soldiers and letters people had sent to family during the war. We had a great day and learned a lot about the Great War