Welcome to the 6th class page. There are 26 pupils in Sixth Class this year.
We had good fun on the first day back to school, co-operating in some group work activities.
Here are some photos of us building marshmallow towers and ‘Saving Fred’!
The Human Body
This month, we have been learning about the Human Body. We focused completed group projects on different organs of the body.
Audrey Tormey came in with her guide dog, Zorrow, to talk to us about her life without sight. It was fascinating to hear how positive she is about her lifestyle.
Dara, Alannah’s mum, is a physiotherapist. She came in to speak to us about balance and how our eyes, ears and feet work together to keep us standing upright. She used the WII to teach us about balance and she also let us try out special goggles!
We created God’s Eyes or ‘Ojo de Dios’ using wool and cocktail sticks. It took a while to get the hang of it, but the end results are fantastic!
We observed various optical illusions to see how different arts and prints can play tricks on our eyes. We then designed out own versions, based on our hobbies.
We went on a school trip into St Patrick’s Cathedral. We really enjoyed hearing all about the history of the building, and especially the stained glass workshop afterwards.