Sixth Class


Sixth Class

Welcome to the 6th class page. There are 26 pupils in Sixth Class this year! 

FEBRUARY UPDATE

THE AVIVA

We were lucky enough to be invited to attend an Open Training session at The Aviva just before Half Term. It was amazing watching the guys train before their match against Italy. We spent a lot of time screaming out their names and collecting autographs!

PMCA

We completed a Drugs Awareness Programme with PMCA (Parents Making Children Aware) this year. We invited our parents in to see us perform some role plays and receive our certificates. One group even composed a rap and performed it live to the audience!

KAHOOT!

Kahoot is our obsession when it comes to learning! One pupil created a personalised Kahoot especially for us…so much fun!

TRIP TO THE NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM

We visited the National Archaeology Museum at the end of January. It was a fascinating way to learn all about Prehistoric Ireland. Here we are, eating our lunch in St.Stephen’s Green Park! We created cave paintings for the classroom!

CAVE PAINTINGS

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 

Before the Christmas holidays, we were lucky enough to be invited to the Bank of Ireland in College Green where we got to explore the Old Vaults. It was fascinating! We we also popped in to see the Seamus Heaney exhibition as we had been studying his poetry.

We really embraced the Christmas spirit, decorating the classroom with artwork and completing projects on ‘Christmas Around the World’.

Our window decorations turned out so well!

 

As did our Hessian wall hangings!

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

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’!

VISITS AND VISITORS

We we so lucky to have Chloe Watkins and Gillian Pinder visit us! They reached the World Cup Hockey Final….and they started hockey when they were in GKNS!

Here we are in St.Patrick’s Cathedral where we saw a play about St. Patrick and created stained glass art. It was our first trip of the year!

Ten pupils from the class were chosen to attend Christ Church Cathedral for the School Diocesan Service. It was a lovely day out!

Our second trip was to the RNLI Lifeboats in Dun Laoghaire. We heard all about the fantastic voluntary work carried out by the charity. We tried on the kits, looked around the station and asked A LOT of questions….!

All that talk of water made us pretty hungry so we headed to Milano’s to make pizzas before heading to the park for a run around. All in all, a very successful trip!

THE HUMAN BODY

We’ve been studying all about the Human Body. We worked in groups to create projects on specific organs of the body. We’re getting better at working together and negotiating. The end results were pretty impressive!

As we have been studying about the eye, Audrey Tormey, who attended GKNS when she was growing up came to visit. Audrey is blind and travels everywhere with her precious guide dog, Zorrow. It was fascinating hearing all about Audrey’s life – her positive outlook on everything is inspiring.

  

MOUNTAINS

We studied about Mountains around Ireland, Europe and located some key mountains around the world. We used chalk to create these beautiful pictures.

We also made Hobby Heads to depict our interests and we made papier maché masks!

HALLOWEEN

Some of us helped out at the Bake Sale on the last day before midterm. We then engaged in some fun games and made an absolute shambles of the classroom! It was worth it though! We dressed up too!