5th class- Mrs Lavelle

Links to 5th Class Websites


Éist leis an scéal- Amadán Aibreáin-Click here

Eist leis an scéal- Siúlóid sna Sléibhte-Click here


Éist leis an scéal- Díolachán cácaí- Click here

Éist leis an scéal- Seachtain na Leabhar-click here


Éist leis an scéal- An Clóca-Click here

Éist leis an scéal- Maistín Mór- Click here

Éist leis an scéal- Ar an teilifís- click here


Engineers Week began on the 28th of February. We learned all about the different types of engineers there are and teacher gave 5th and 6th class a quiz. We also did a workshop on gravity and built parachutes.


We recently studied rocks. We did a workshop and had fun matching rocks to their descriptions.

 Certificate winners for Food Dudes. Food Dudes is a programme developed by the University of Wales, Bangor, to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables both in school and at home.



Éist leis an scéal- Tríona Tinn- Click here

Éist leis an scéal-Béigil Click here


Éist leis an scéal- Lá de mo Shaol- Click here

The following link allows the children to practise their spellings each week. They can also play games for additional practice and test themselves online.

Click http://www.spellingcity.com/jollygrammar5/


Recently in rang a 5 we studied Australia. The country is divided into six states (Southern Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania) and two self-governing territories: Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory (which is around Canberra, the capital city).

The main cities in Australia are: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide, Hobart and Canberra (capital city)

The highest mountain of Australia is Mount Kosciuszko. Ayers Rock also called ‘Uluru’ which is in the centre of the country is the largest alone standing rock in the world.

The Great Barrier Reef in Eastern Australia is the biggest coral reef in the world. The reef consists of more than 3,000 reefs in which live more than 350 species of corals and over 1,500 species of fish. Two thirds of the country consist of desert landscape which is referred to as ‘outback’.

In history we learned about the Aborigines who inhabited Australia before settlers arrived.

We learned about their beliefs and studied the symbols they used in their cave paintings. We made Aboriginal hand prints. We hope you like them.

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In science we have looked at light- Isaac Newton observed that a thin beam of sunlight hitting a glass prism on an angle creates a band of visible colors that includes red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet (ROYGBIV). This occurred because different colors travel through glass (and other mediums) at different speeds, causing them to refract at different angles and separate from each other. We made disc of these seven colours and recreated white light.

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 Éist leis an scéal- Stoirm- Click here

We are currently learning about length in 5th class. Here are videos to help you convert.



We have been practising our carols for Christmas and decided it would be nice to base our art on this. We hope you like our carol singers.   christmas art irish videos 015 christmas art irish videos 014 christmas art irish videos 013 christmas art irish videos 012 christmas art irish videos 011 christmas art irish videos 010 christmas art irish videos 009 christmas art irish videos 008 christmas art irish videos 007

Éist leis an scéal- Ceolchoirm na Nollag

Éist leis an scéal- Lá Cois Trá

Simplifying Fractions

Adding Fractions Video

Éist leis an scéal- Úlla Deasa

http://data.cjfallon.ie/audio/16533-CD1-Track-17.mp3 During Science Week we studied all areas of science. We looked at what creates a tornado, we investigated the properties of some common kitchen substances . We were amazed that we could create small explosions with just two of these substances. Here are some of our pictures.

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We are very lucky in 5th class to have been invited to participate in the Junior Achievement programme. Junior Achievement Ireland encourages young people to remain in education and helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in a changing world. Junior Achievement was established in Ireland in 1995 and since then has built up a strong demand from schools throughout the country and created successful partnerships with over 180 leading organisations. Junior Achievement  brings science and maths skills to thousands of young students nationwide as our business volunteers work to deliver exciting programmes and events. All Junior Achievement programmes are taught by business volunteers recruited from supporting organisations who are fully trained before they commence their programme. Visiting us in Urbleshanny is one of our own past pupils Noel Sheridan. Noel works with Combilift in Monaghan. junior achievement 001 junior achievement 003 junior achievement 013 junior achievement 037   In maths we have been working at tessellation. Some patterns we found easy to replicate. Others were more difficult but we enjoyed the lesson. junior achievement 021 junior achievement 022 junior achievement 023 junior achievement 025 junior achievement 026 junior achievement 027

Deireadh Fómhair 

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In 5th class we are currently learning long division.

Here is a video to help you with the steps.

Remember all the steps- Do My Sums Brilliantly.


Meán Fómhair.


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To begin our “Art Work” this year  we created bugs from our names. The project was called Cursive Name Bug Art and we enjoyed transforming our written names into colourful artwork.

Art 3Art 2Art 1for science 051 Then in 5th class we drew our self portraits and coloured them using complementary colours. Complementary colours sit opposite each other on the colour wheel. Here are our portraits. for science 055for science 054


In science we have been learning all about ourselves- the skeletal system, the circulatory system and the respiratory system. To demonstrate exactly how the diaphragm works the teacher showed us how to make a lung using a plastic bottle and two balloons. We had great fun making lungs. Here are some pictures of our lungs. IMG_1296 IMG_1297 IMG_1299 IMG_1301 IMG_1302 IMG_1303 IMG_1304 IMG_1305 IMG_1307