Welcome to the 6th class page. There are 26 pupils in Sixth Class this year.
Sixth Class have had a hectic few months and next week, we are off to the Gaeltacht in Co.Donegal!
We learned about 1916 and then visited Kilmainham Gaol on the Luas. We visited some of the prisoner’s cells..
We took part in a P.M.C.A. 6 week workshop and were presented with certificates in front of our parents. We had to perform role plays too!
During Seachtain na Gaeilge, we ran a Siopa Gaeilge. All of the other classes visited our classroom and we sold them rudaí as gaeilge!
We also had our School Sale…we all set up different stalls for the other classes to enjoy!
Eve’s mum, Chris Nolan, is a nutritionist. She came in to talk to us about how important it is to fuel our bodies with fresh, healthy foods. We also made some protein power balls which were delicious!
We have been learning all about World War 2. We read the novel ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ which is a fascinating story about an evacuee, William Beech. We wrote reviews of the novel. Click on the links below to have a read!
Robin Nash’s book review James O’Brien’s book review Johnny Doyle’s book review
We visited Collin’s Barracks where we took part in a workshop. We worked in groups to identify various artefacts.
We had to present our artefacts in groups.
There were loads of different uniforms to try on!
During ‘The Blitz’, people took extra precautions to help protect themselves from bombs which were being dropped from the sky. Many families built Anderson Shelters in their back gardens. They took shelter in there during the bombings. We worked in groups to create our own Anderson Shelters!
Sixth Class have spent some time focusing on Cyber Safety. We composed a Cyber Safety agreement to help keep us safe and happy online. Parents were asked to contribute their ideas also. Cliona Curley from Cyber Safe Ireland came in to talk to us as she has huge experience in the area of Internet Safety.
We designed these Christmas wall hangings using hessian and scrap materials. They turned out really well!
We have been learning all about Figurative Language. We studied the different types and can now identify each type in the poems we study. We even created our own figurative language poems!
We have been learning some of W.B. Yeat’s most famous poems and we took a visit to the W.B. Yeat’s exhibition in the National Library in January. It was a really interactive and informative trip.
Science is a great excuse to get messy! We made slime together and made an absolute shambles of the classroom!
This year, the theme of kindness week was ‘Superheroes’ We had to try and use our power for good! Miss Hogan put a huge amount of work into the week. We really enjoyed all the different acitivites. Here we are reading story books to infants- it was had to decide who enjoyed it more, Junior Infants or the Sixth Class! 🙂
World Religion Projects
We worked in groups to study about one of the six main religions. We did research on the tablets and then designed posters. As an added pressure, we then had to present out projects to Fifth Class. They seemed satisfied with the standard over all!
OCTOBER and NOVEMBER
Check out our Halloween pop-art display!
We dressed up on the last day before mid-term and some of us helped out at the Bake Sale!
We used clay to design faces inspired by Picasso. We have always had an interest in his ‘cubism’ style of art.
In October, we went on a trip to Milanos where we made pizzas! A very messy yet delicious day….
We studied all about mountains, learning about their key features, the different types and how each type are formed. We also carried out group projects, each group focusing on a different mountains of the world. We’re getting better at working together in various groups and negotiating with one another.
We carried out various experiments which were messy but fun! We made ‘quicksand’ by mixing the right about of water with cornflour. The consistency was surprising…it kept switching from a liquid to a solid! Try it at home and you could even add some food colouring…
Next, we tried out ‘Exploding Bags’! We placed baking soda and vinegar into a ziplock bag and gave them a good shake…. The began to expand until they finally exploded! We may have had to give them a whack first though!
We also visited Dun Laoghaire Lexicon library to attend a talk and exhibition on ‘The Solar System’. There was a lot of information to take in, but we did well and picked up a few new facts. Here we are taking part in some of the active experiments to show how asteroids affect the moon’s surface and to show the distance between each planet.
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.