October in Sixth Class

October in Sixth Class

We had another busy month in 6th class this October. At the beginning of month we celebrated National Tree Day on October 4th by going on a guided walk through Union Wood with Mark, Barry and Richard from Coillte. We also planted a Guelder Rose tree in the All Weather Pitch along the fence.

In English we are continuing with our novel, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, we also completed projects in pairs about different aspects of WWII, at the moment we are presenting these to the class and we are all learning a lot.

We spent a lot of time learning about averages in Maths and had great fun last week during Maths Week. Each day we completed a different Maths problem together. Last Friday we were very lucky to have been given the opportunity to visit the IT for a magic show with Dr. Ken. It was most enjoyable. We also took part in a Maths table quiz in the G.P. room.

We investigated what happens during a eclipse and we learned about insulators in Science. We also learned about caves and caverns and how they are formed.

In Art we studied the artist Edvard Munch and we did our own versions of his famous painting ‘The scream’.

We are learning about lines and spaces in Music generation with Róisín. We also played along to ‘The Addams Family’ and Queens ‘We will Rock’ using rhythm sticks. It was great fun.

Josh Mulrennan, a past pupil, does soccer with our class every Wednesday as part of his TY with the FAI. We love his lessons and are delighted to have him back in the school.

Bhíomar ag foghlaim faoi Oíche Shamhna i nGaeilge. D’imir muid cluichí Oíche Shamhna leis an Máistir. Scríobhamar scéal faoi Oíche Shamhna. Scríobhamar faoi ‘Mé Fein’ freisin. Tharraing muid pictiúr leis an scríobhneoireacht. Tá siad ag crochadh taobh amuigh den seomra ranga.

Today we dressed up for Halloween, we all looked fantastic. We had spent some time during the week learning about the Presidential Election and the Referendum on blasphemy. We took part in a mock election in the G.P. Room and the votes we cast secured Michael D. Higgins another seven years in the Áras and saw the term blasphemy remaining in our constitution. We are very interested to see whether the rest of Ireland will vote as we have.

We’ve had a busy start to the year and are delighted to be heading into mid-term, we wish you all a happy  and safe Halloween break.