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Fifth Class Learning From Home, 29 – 30 June

Hello to the fifth class children, well for another day or two before you become top of the food chain in HETNS and take your rightful place as sixth class students… the role models and ones that set the example for all who come after you.👩🏻‍🎓👨🏽‍🎓
Almost time to say goodbye until late August…👋 What a year this has been. Could any of us have predicted how fifth class would turn out? Not in our wildest dreams!🤯
We have put together a reading list for you, from both fifth class students’ recommendations and a few that might be new to you. Of course you don’t have to choose your reading material from this, if you have personal preferences for reading, continue with those… as long as you’re reading! 📚

We have included some websites and apps as well for games and interactive ways to continue practising English, Maths and Gaeilge at home, useful all year round, not just for rainy summer days. 📱💻👩🏾‍💻👨🏼‍💻

The reading list and websites are shared with you through seesaw.

In addition to these, we have shared the links to an end of year school disco and a reflective activity. Please logon to seesaw to receive farewell messages from your teachers.

We would also encourage you to get outdoors during this summer, lots of you have probably decided not to travel by airplane this summer to visit relatives and friends or for foreign holidays. 😖If you’re staying in Ireland (like us), day trips to the beach – Dublin is a coastal county, remember… as well as counties like Meath, Louth, Down and Antrim to the north of us and Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford and Cork to the south provide breath-taking scenery and welcome breaks from our usual environment. The Phoenix Park and Catherine’s Park, only ten minutes away from Hansfield provide wonderful wide open spaces for picnics and recreational activities like running, cycling and ball games (cricket and football). Dublin zoo and lots of farms will be open for visitors. 🏖⛰🚃🚗🛹🚲 Message is.. “just get out and enjoy what’s on offer locally, you’ll find more than you expected!”🤗🍦

Well done on all your hard work this year. We are really proud of you all. Enjoy the summer holidays and we’ll see you at the end of August.

Bernadine, Niall, Clare, Nicola and Emily

Fifth Class Learning From Home 22nd – 26th June

Greetings Fifth Class. We cannot believe that it is the last full week of Fifth Class!  Well done on all of your hard work last week and thanks for sharing your activities with us on seesaw.   We hope that you enjoyed learning about water safety.  There were some fantastic posters created last week to promote water safety and you can see the winners on the school website. 

This week’s learning from home will be slightly different as we are going on our “virtual school tour”. We are taking a trip to tour NASA- at home. Here is a link to the NASA at home website: where there are lots of different virtual tours you can take. Take your time and explore these. Below is a list of activities and projects. You should complete at least TWO of these, or as many more as you would like.

We hope you enjoy the activities this week and we are looking forward to seeing your work on seesaw.

Bernadine, Niall, Nicola, Emily and Clare

Fifth Class Learning From Home 15th – 19th June

Greetings Fifth Class!

We hope that you are all keeping well and that you enjoyed Get Active Week last week!

We are coming near the end of the school year, but we still have lots of activities planned for you this week including gaeilge, maths and work based on the novel ‘Wonder’. As we approach the holidays it is that time of year where we think it is important to learn about water safety so that you can enjoy water activities in a safe and responsible way. Our competition this week is to design a water safety poster so that you can inform others about ways to stay safe around it.

Here is this week’s learning from home grid:

Fifth class learning from home June 15 – 19

And some exciting news! Tune in to Phoenix FM 92.5 on Monday 15th June at 13:40 to hear the overall winner of our story reading competition. If you can’t hear it live, don’t worry, you can catch it later on .

Have a great week!

Bernadine, Niall, Nicola, Emily and Clare

Fifth Class Learning From Home 1st – 5th June

Greetings Fifth Class!

We hope that you are all keeping well and that you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend.

Once again, well done on all of your hard work last week and congratulations to our competition winners whose musical compositions were simply out of this world!

We have lots of activities planned for you this week including gaeilge, maths, work on the novel ‘Wonder’, Friends for Life and you will learn about the history of communications.
Here is this week’s learning from home grid:

Fifth class learning from home week 8

If you haven’t done so already, you can sign up to Dabbledoo Music using the following link:

Our competition this week is very exciting. You might have heard some familiar voices from Hansfield ETNS reading stories on Phoenix FM, 92.5 every Monday at 13:40? This week’s challenge is for you to record yourself reading a story or extract from a story that is approx. 9 ½ minutes long. More details are available on seesaw.

As always, remember to stay safe online. There are some helpful tips and information on .
Stay safe!

Roseanne, Bernadine, Niall, Nicola and Emily

🏆Fifth Class Winners 🏆

Afternoon to All, on this glorious day… Hope everyone is keeping safe in the sun 🌞

This week’s theme was out of this world and the challenge in Fifth Class was to compose a piece of music with a space theme.

We have two runner-ups; Adam from Roseanne’s class who wrote a great poem about Space and he even owns an acre of land on the moon🌚, might even live there some day and Veda who also wrote a super space rap. 🌠

But feast your ears and eyes on these three winners… they composed and performed some superb space songs. Click to reveal 🌠

Thank you for your continued efforts on See-saw and Raz Kids. They have been brilliant. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend 😎🍦🍦

Check out the website on Monday for the latest activities.

Roseanne, Bernadine, Niall, Emily and Nicola 😊😊😊😊😊

“Whoah…” almost at the end of the first half term of the school year. Eight weeks in the blink of an eye!

20181026_112712In Bernadine’s class, we have been very busy settling into 5th class life. Learning is a little bit trickier, homework is a little more effort, which makes “Golden Time” a little bit sweeter!

Learning in Maths has been both fun and taxing at times, building up to a crescendo with Maths week from the 15th – 19th October. Fifth class children very ably assisted the learning of the younger students in HETNS by running no less than eleven maths stations with activities ranging from time and shape to tricky worded problems, in the hall. We also created our own Theme Parks, using terminology like Profit and Loss, testing our maths and team work skills.  Well done to all involved!

*Top tip for parents of senior students, continuously question your child on times and division tables (in the car, when out for a walk or shopping) rapid recall of tables is key to problem solving.

In English, we have commenced stations along with Alison and we are developing better comprehension skills in both oral and written work. Reading interesting books not only improves fluency and understanding, but will help students become more accomplished writers. Our ‘up-levelled’ sentences are becoming more interesting and in lots of cases, like a mini story in their own right, this will feed into genre writing later in the term. We also had a wonderful visit from the very talented Marguerite Tonery, who recited and read from her series of “Kapheus” books. Children (and teachers) were completely engrossed and hanging on her every word, we excited to see whats in store for Jamie and Eliza…

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Have a look at the samples of art in the photos and ask your children about Picasso, The Maya, Pollination or The Normans which have been some of our learning topics so far this term.

Encourage your children to read as many books as they can over the mid-term break (we are currently fundraising for the “MS READATHON,” a country-wide initiative to help those suffering with the disease Multiple Sclerosis and at the same time, encouraging children to read age appropriate books and comics, read aloud, read to their siblings and overall, read for pleasure. So, KEEP READING IN BERNADINE’S CLASS!!! We will be updating the tally charts after mid-term!

All that’s left to say is, have a restful and enjoyable mid-term break. See you all, fighting fit for lots more learning, more marathon laps as well as cycling, commencing the first week in November!

Bernadine’s mindfulness advice for the week; “This time of year is ideal for a walk, wrap up, stretch your legs and look around you, nature produces some wonderful sights this time of year!”