Rating : 10/10 Description : This book is about a boy called Vincent. He begins to travel over to France when he faints and loses lots of energy. A man called Lorenzo (aka flamingo boy) picks him up and carries him to his home on a farm. There on the farm his sister Kezia tells Vincent a story about her and Lorenzo’s childhood. Lorenzo got his nickname flamingo boy because he always took care of and healed animals. His favourite animals to heal and care for are flamingos, that’s where he gets his nickname.
Morals: I think there are two morals to this story.The first is that even in the darkest of times, light hope, joy and love find their way to you. The second one is that it’s okay to be different. Why I love this story: I love this story because it tells you a bit about history, it’s exciting, fun, interesting and spell binding all at the same time. I couldn’t put it down!! You should definitely read it!
4th Class have been learning all about Solar Buddies, a Concern initiative, where children and refugees are given a solar light. The solar light has been developed to help those with no electricity to complete daily tasks that we take for granted. News2day came to visit Mr. Durkin's Class, the winners of the Concern Solar Buddies competition. Click on the Heading above to see more photos and videos from their visit.
Ms. O' Brien's Class read the story Henry's Freedom Box. Have a look at their dramatisation of the story.
For the past 6 weeks 4th class were doing gymnastics on a Thursday for P.E. Each session lasted 45 minutes and the instructor’s name was Lucas. During each session Lucas set up new stations and each week the stations got a little bit more difficult. Some of the stations included forward rolls, cartwheels, handstands and endurance exercises. It didn’t matter if they were confident at gymnastics or just learning they all still had fun and really enjoying it.
Fourth Class children making Valentine's Day Cupcakes
The BFG with Ms. Walsh's Class
For the past two months Ms.Walsh’s fourth class have been reading the book, The BFG by Roald Dahl. They really enjoyed reading the book and decided to do some art based on the story. First they made their very own dream jars. Ms.Walsh printed blank outlines of a jar, then gave one to each pupil. They drew their own dreams in their jar and decorated them with fun colours and designs. When they were all finished they hung them around the room. The class also weaved dream catchers with paper rings and different colours of wool. They weaved the wool in and out of the paper rings until there was a nice design. They turned out really nice and decorative. Ms. Walsh’s class thoroughly enjoyed reading the well known novel and completing activities based on the book. They would recommend the book for children aged 8 and older. By Lucy Perris and Sarah Mullins - Ms. Minogue's Class
Mr. Durkin's Class are busy working on their Write a Book projects.
Mr Durkin's Class with the help of Ms. McKeown are writing their Scríobh leabhar! The children had to plan, draft and re-draft their stories. They can also choose whether or not they want to add in pictures to illustrate their stories.
Mr. Ryan's Class are learning all about Australia. Here are some of their drawings.