Fourth Class

Sports day is one of the most anticipated days of the school year and this year was no exception! We had a fantastic day where all the pupils participated in a variety of races, including space hopper races, bean bag races, wheelbarrow races, spoon and potato races etc. We also had races for all the mothers, fathers, grandparents and toddlers too! One of the highlights of this special day is of course the soccer match between sixth class and the teachers. The teachers got off to a flying start this year as they scored the first goal but the sixth class pupils weren’t long making a terrific comeback, making the final score 3-1 to sixth class. This was an extremely enjoyable event in the school and we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the parents and relatives who kept the enthusiasm going for the whole day as they cheered and supported everybody throughout the different sporting events. Below are some pictures of our fun sports day.

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On Tuesday the 28th of April we had our Science Day in Scoil Inse Rátha. The function of this day was to develop a knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas. Classes 4th, 5th and 6th set up science displays and experiments in their own classrooms and they invited all the other classes in the school to observe and ask questions about the displays and the experiments. Pupils were also invited to take part in some of the experiments.  This was an extremely enjoyable day for all the pupils and teachers. Below are some pictures of our exciting Science Day!


Fourth Class Displays/ Experiments:

1. Circuits and Electricity











































2. Wind Turbines

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3. Growing Herbs 












































4. Inflating Balloons










































5. Forces- Milk 

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6. The Drinking Bird

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Fifth Class Displays/ Experiments

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2. How much air is in your lungs?

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3. Rocket Launch





























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5. Magnetic Car Race

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Sixth Class Displays/ Experiments 

1. Test your sense of touch




























2. Oobleck- is it liquid or solid?

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3. Paper Aeroplanes

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4. Test your sense of smell

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5. Lava Lamps

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Congratulations to fourth class who have won the Golden Boot Award for the second time this year! It is fantastic to see our pupils using their bikes/ scooters to travel to school. Let’s hope the good weather returns shortly so that our pupils can continue to walk/ cycle or scoot to school.


Today the 4th ,5th and 6th class children hosted Science Day 2015 in their classrooms.  The Junior Infants had the opportunity to try the experiments.  Here are some lovely photos of the Junior Infants interacting with the other children.

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IMG_1370 IMG_1366 IMG_1365 IMG_1362 IMG_1357 IMG_1356 IMG_1355 IMG_1352 IMG_1351 IMG_1350 IMG_1348 Lá Ealaíne (5)Ghlac gach duine sa scoil páirt  i Seachtain na Gaeilge i mbliana. Bhí Lá Spórt, Céilí, Lá Ealaíne, Tráth na gCeist agus Lá Onsie. Bhí an chuid spraoi agus craic timpeall na scoil agus bhain gach éinne usáid as na cúpla focal Gaeilge a bhí acu. Rinne Rang 6 jab iontach as ucht an rud ar fad a rith agus a eagrú.