Our first half term in 6th class - September and October 2017
It's been such a busy couple of months since we came back to school at the end of August. We had our 6-week block of swimming lessons in Meadowbrook Pool which was great fun, hard to believe that's it for us for swimming lessons in KCOINS!
The thing everyone was most looking forward to about 6th class was meeting their Junior Infant buddies for the first time. We did this in September and all the buddies were thrilled to meet each other. We have done lots of fun things together, including art classes and picnics. We also really enjoyed exploring our new playground together!
In October, a group of 10 of us went to Christ Church Cathedral with Mrs. Brislane to represent the school at the Diocesan service for Primary Schools.
Some of what we've been learning this term:
SESE - we've been learning about friction and levers in Science and we all made catapults. We've learned a lot about famine in both History and Geography; in History we focused on The Great Famine in Ireland in the 1800s and in Geography we looked at current famine in West Africa.
We've been reading the novel 'Under the Hawthorn Tree' by Marita Conlon-McKenna and just before Halloween, Mrs Brislane started reading the novel 'Underworld' to us.
Art - We designed Maori tattoos, designed 3D portraits inspired by Picasso - this is Mrs Brislane's favourite art project, as she gets to look at the gorgeous art from the top of her classroom every day! We did some chalk pastel drawings (inspired by Munch's 'The Scream') Our latest art project was 'Drawing with Scissors' inspired by the work of Henri Matisse who, when he became too ill to paint, used paper cut-outs to create art.
Music - We've been learning to play the recorder and have been doing really well at it. We're currently preparing for the Peace Proms in the RDS - we've a lot of learning to do before our rehearsal date on December 12th.
We were sad to say goodbye to Eva, whose family left for America this term. We wish her all the very best in her new school, but we miss her here.
We had a lovely Hallowe'en Dress Up Day and the Hallowe'en Parade was fab.
Looking forward to an equally busy run-up to Christmas!