5th Class – Mr Moloney
Couch to 5K
The boys are really feeling the benefits from our Couch to 5K training. It’s great to hear to boys talk about how much further they can run and how their stamina has improved. Their enthusiasm is contagious and we can’t wait for our 5K run on Thursday, 6th April.
Click this link to view our Couch to 5K plan; Couch to 5k Metric Version
On Tuesday, 13th June, wewent on a school tour to the Sugarloaf Mountain. Following on from our Couch to 5K programme we wanted to challenge ourselves for our school tour. The boys showed a great attitude all day and were determined to make it to the top. The view at the top made it all worth it!
Yoga & Mindfulness
We have recently started our Yoga course and are now in our 3rd week. Every Wednesday, for 6 weeks, the boys are taught various Yoga poses and introduced to mindfulness. Maura is our instructor and does a great job in explaining the different poses to the boys.
We were delighted when our class was accepted to attend the ‘Fighting Words’ literacy workshop. This workshop is the brainchild of Roddy Doyle and aims to promote the art of storytelling in students in both Primary and Secondary schools. Each writer received their own personalised book of the story which included the illustrations and their photo at the back.
As a class, we brainstormed different ideas and skills we could incorporate into the session. The boys were careful to include both physical and technical activities and to stagger them so that each muscle would get a rest.
Young Einstein Scientists
Oliwia from the Young Einstein Science Program has visited us for the past 4 weeks. We learned all sorts of cool new things to do with electricity, crime scenes and explosions.
We had a great time learning how to prepare and cook our own pizzas. The boys were provided with a selection of toppings and were allowed bring in their own toppings if they wished.
Last week every class had a visit from a Leinster Rugby coach. He taught us the basics of tag rugby. We will be getting 3 more training sessions before taking part in a competition against other schools. There were serious skills on show for a first day!
The boys impressed so much that 30 boys were invited to take part in a Tag Rugby Tournament in Irishtown Stadium, Ringsend. The boys did themselves proud winning 11 out of 12 games and winning their respective leagues in the process.