5th Class

Welcome to Ms Lorraine O'Loughlin's 5th Class

Welcome to our classroom!

Here is a copy of the school calendar for 2023/2024:


Our Classroom News!

Standardised Testing Dates 2024

Standardised testing for the children in 1st – 6th Class will take place on the following dates.

If at all possible, please avoid booking holidays for these dates.
o Spelling: February 27th & 28th
o Reading: May 8th & 9th
o Maths: May 28th & 29th

Back to School!!!

Looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow!

Staff List 2023/2024:

Junior Infants: Ms Mary Clayton

Senior Infants: Ms Brigid O Donnell

1st/2nd: Ms Lisa Maher

3rd/4th: Mr Padraig McGroggan

5th/6th: Ms Lorraine O’Loughlin

SET: Ms Laura McGinty

SNA: Mrs Mary Kennedy

Secretary: Mrs Jennifer Donoghue

Art and Craft material, photocopying and stationery:                                   €40

Personal Pupil Insurance (24hr cover) **Optional**                                    €9

Payment can be made online through the following portal:


Please ensure payment is made on or before Friday September 22nd 2023

See you all at 8.50am tomorrow!!

Showcase Day

Today was ‘Showcase Day’ for the 5th & 6th class.

They are taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme and set up a mini business called “Cara Buildéal”.

Thank you to everyone who called in to make orders and buy products.

It is very much appreciated by us all.

Student Corner

Notes & Reminders

The School Day:

8.50: Drop Off

2.30: Home Time

General Notes:

Tracksuit to be worn on PE day only

Healthy Eating Policy:

At Scoil Cholmcille, we have a healthy eating policy. The children are encouraged to eat fruit and veg. Sweets, chocolate, biscuits and crisps are not allowed in school.

As Scoil Cholmcille is a NUT FREE SCHOOL, we would ask that parents do not give their children nut products for lunch.

Useful Class Links

Useful Websites:


A variety of Maths games and English games.


A website where children can publish and illustrate their own stories.


Launched Sept 2012. Includes audio and video content to support parents with literacy difficulties and links to others websites providing more detailed information on specific topics.

The site is designed for parents, grandparents and carers of children aged 0 – 12 years and is searchable according to the child’s age.


Providing lots of information and activities on History, Geography & Science broken down into class levels.


Providing a range of resources, worksheets, and project information for all subjects within the Irish primary curriculum broken down by class levels.


Discover Primary Science is a flagship project run by the Discover Science & Engineering (DSE) awareness programme. The programme aims to show children how important and fun science can be!


A database of Irish terms containing over 270,000 terms, searchable under both Irish and English versions.

Vikings Network Ireland

A site devoted to the history of the Vikings in Ireland


Webwise.ie educates on safer usage of the Internet. Aimed at students, teachers and parents it also promotes the positive aspects of using the Internet and informs on how to deal with the risks.

Class Booklist

Reading Corner

Faraway Home- Marilyn Taylor

Holes – Louis Sachar

Goodnight Mr Tom – Michele Magorian

Wonder – R. J. Palacio

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne

Under the Hawthorn Tree – Marita Conlon McKenna

War Horse – Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo

Emlyn’s Moon – Jenny Nimmo

Children on the Oregon Trail – A Rutgers Van Der Loeff

The Custodian – D. A. O’ Connor