Inné, rinneamar rólimirt sa siopa! Bhí an-spoirt againn!
As part of our fitness programme, we are doing circuit training. This consists of a circuit of activities to help exercise different parts of our body. We spend three minutes at each station. Here are pictures of the different stations.
Wall Sit/ Squat
Core Work- planks and crunches
Mountain climbing and Burpees
The Nicest Station- REST!!
In science we are learning about the human body. This week we are focusing on the lungs. We constructed a model of the lungs using a plastic bottle (the ribcage), a straw (the trachea), a balloon (the lung) and a stretched balloon (the diaphragm).
When the stretched balloon (diaphragm) at the base of the bottle is pulled down, air rushes in and fills the balloon (lung). This demonstrates how we inhale air. When the stretched balloon returns to its position, the air rushes out, demonstrating exhalation!
This term we are trying to get fitter! Each day in school we try to exercise! GoNoodle is an excellent website with quick activities-fun exercises, dancing and brain breaks! This can also be accessed at home at:
It is easy and free to sign up! Keep exercising fourth class!
In maths we have been learning about money. To finish the topic, we were given a shopping task using Argos catalogues. We were given €100 to spend on gifts for the Simpson family. The challenge was to spend as close to €100 as possible! One group succeeded in spending exactly €100 and all others came very close! Well done fourth class!
Táimid ag foghlaim dán nua chun cabhrú le briathra neamhrialta. Today we recorded Perrine on Voki reciting the poem. Click on the Voki on the sidebar to hear the poem.
Today fourth class begin kidblog! Kidblog allows the children the opportunity to blog from home as well as in school. Children are given tasks to complete and have their own personal page to blog from. This week the children will be required to post on ‘Native Americans.’ See the ‘kidblog’ page above for details on accessing your page!
This term, we will be working hard to get fit! Today, we tested our fitness using the bleep test. Next we will participate in a fitness programme in school and at home. After six weeks, we hope to see an improvement when we test our fitness levels again!
The Bleep Test
The bleep test is a multi-stage fitness test. It is also known as a shuttle run test.