Ms Moroneys 5th Class Blog


Welcome to Ms Moroneys 5th Class Blog!  👋 


Everyone in Ms Moroneys fifth class have settled very well back to school after the summer holidays. As life in school can be very busy we, as a class, decided to write a class blog together. We hope to include and keep record of the different activities we get up to in and outside of the classroom.  


As we are all trying to keep our school a greener environment, Mr Ó Bradaigh had the great idea of every child in the school having the opportunity to plant. Every child in St Mary’s planted either a daffodil or tulip bulb. Fifth class planted daffodil bulbs by the front gates of the school. We all had great fun while separating compound bulbs, digging our holes and planting our daffodil bulbs.  🌷🌼

On Friday the 19th of October both 5th and 6th classes from St Mary’s walked down to the Ashbourne Rugby club for a rugby blitz. There were other 5th and 6th class students there also from the locality. We all had a great day especially when Ms Moroneys 5th class bet a St Mary’s 6th class! Thank you to Kevin from the rugby club for organizing it. 😃

We had a jam packed day on the last day before the Halloween break. 🎃 

We firstly made our class into a polling station and the class voted for who they’d like to see as Ireland’s next president. Michael D Higgins won by a land slide 🇮🇪 

Later that day we had a Halloween party. We played flour tower and we also bobbed for apples. 🍎🍏

👩🏼‍🔬 Science Week 👨🏽‍🔬                                                 ➡️ 12th- 16th Nov 
We had a fantastic week learning about different areas in Science.  On Tuesday we were invited down to the library where we were given a talk by the Rediscovery Centre from Ballymun. We were firstly shown a PowerPoint about fun science facts and where the future with regards to Science will be heading. After this we got to do some hands on experiments with acids, bases and neutrals, how the human body works and how to make a circuit to light a bulb. Thank you to the Rediscovery Centre and to Ashbourne library for having us. 

Back in class we did an experiment with skittles. We also looked at the different bones in our bodies and tried to identify these bones from x-rays. We also drew an outline of the body and drew in all the bones of the body that we know.

On Friday at assembly the parents association announced the winners of the coin trail! There was great excitement when our class was crowned the winners of the coin trail. 🤗 We look forward to our trip to melt. 🍦 Thanks to the parents association and all the hard work they do for our school. 👏🏻

Our Trip to Melt on the 7th of December 🍦 🍦

On the 7th of December we went to the church, the library and then to Melt. We visited the crib while at the church and stayed for prayers with Fr Ciarán. We then walked to the library where we spent some time browsing and reading books. 

Tummies started to rumble so we headed to Melt to claim our prize from the Coin Trail. Melt were very generous to us and looked after us very well. Thanks again to the Parents Association for organizing the prize and to Melt for having us, it was a great day out.

Teach the Teacher 👩‍🏫 

Throughout the month of December    everyone in the class taught Ms Moroney something. It could have been something different they know how to do or a skill they have. George and Dara showed us how they clean the school fish tank everyFriday. Teach the teacher was a huge success with many different and unique things taught. We had a demonstration on how to pair a pair of socks, spell our names in sign language, say a few Spanish phrases, know our roman numerals and solve a rubix cube plus many more. 

In art we made reindeers. 

Kevin our rugby coach from Ashbourne Rugby Club came in to see us with these two cups Leinster won this year, the Heineken cup and the pro 14.