World War II Projects
We spent January researching and completing our projects on World War II. We were allowed to choose whichever topic piqued our interest and we had to do a written element and a 3D element. We invited all our parents in to view our projects one Monday afternoon and they were very impressed with the amount of work we had put into our projects!
A Visit from ARC (Aquaculture Remote Classroom)
The Arc mobile classroom has been designed to raise young people’s awareness of aquaculture. We are the first school in Europe to participate in this programme. The truck-sized classroom is fully equipped to provide students with an interactive and engaging experience with large displays, VR-headsets and hands-on group experiences. We learned about aquaculture, explored its role in food production and in preserving the environment, and discovered how it affects our local community.
Bord Iascaigh Mhara has developed the ARC as part out its involvement in the EU Commission Farmed in the EU Project. Farmed in the EU aims to highlight the benefits of aquaculture as an industry that produces fresh sustainable seafood, creates employment and helps sustain rural communities.
Christmas Time in 6th Class
December is always a lovely time of singing and excitement. This year we got to sit with our buddies in Junior Infants for our annual Christmas Sing-Along in the hall. We sang all the old favourites like Away in a Manger and Rudolph. Our Sing-Along just wouldn't be the same without our rendition of 'The 12 Days of Christmas'.
We also got the opportunity to sing Carols for our neighbours up the road in Glebe House Nursing Home. The residents always really appreciate us singing for them and they love joining in. We all had a chance to chat to them once the singing was over.
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!