Fifth & Sixth Class

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Teacher: Ms. Mullane

Christmas Show 2022

After two years of a hiatus, we were delighted to be able to bring back Kilcornan National School's annual Christmas show. Pupils from Junior Infants to Second Class put on a nativity based musical called 'Whoops A Daisy Angel', while pupils from Third to Sixth Class performed a selection of Christmas songs and songs from their upcoming Peace Proms performance. We are incredibly proud of all the pupils!

Thank you to the staff for their hard work in ensuring the pupils were extremely well prepared for the shows. Thank you to the Parents' Council for organising the raffle and providing refreshments for both shows. We are very grateful to the community centre for the use of the hall and to Mike O'Connell for all his work preparing the stage and providing lighting and sound. Thank you to everyone who supported the show, prepared the pupils and helped with staging and costumes.

Please find below a beautiful selection of photographs by Mary O'Shaughnessy. DVD's will be available in the new year from Fergal Nash.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and happy new year. We look forward to welcoming pupils back to Kilcornan on Thursday 5th January!

Christmas Show Photographs

Fifth & Sixth Class Christmas Update

Another busy and fun term was had by 5th and 6th class! We attended a Peace Proms rehearsal in UL under the guidance of conductor Greg Beadsell. We have been practising all the songs and are really looking forward to our performance in January. As part of the Christmas show Third to Sixth class performed a medley of songs form the Peace Proms and some festive and traditional Christmas songs. We had a super fun matinee and evening performance.

We took part in Science week and enjoyed demonstrating experiments for the class. We spent time choosing each experiment and had lots of fun making pre experiment predictions. Well done to everyone who took part.

In Literacy, we have been working on the genre of persuasion. We were set several tasks to explore and write about. We linked this with SPHE and explored recognised adverts and the power of advertising. In the run up to Christmas we looked at the traditional adverts. We created slogans and posters for various products.

As part of the Primary Climate Ambassador programme we complete training with Monica Mullins. We completed lots of activities and learned lots of new facts. Thank you Monica for a super workshop.

Johnny Dunne has been back completing football and hurling training with 5thand 6th class. This has been great fun, while also learning new skills and gaining fitness. Thank you Johnny, we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.

We were so lucky to be invited to the Salesian Secondary College Transition Year show. They performed a very entertaining production of ‘Mama Mia’. We really enjoyed it and we were so proud to see many past pupils on stage.

6thclass ran a fantastic bake sale to raise funds for their upcoming VEX Robotics competition in January. Thank you to everyone who baked, donated and attended on the day. They raised a whopping 650 to go towards parts for the robot and team t-shirts etc………

To end our term together, we did Secret Santa. We had great fun giving and unwrapping all the thoughtful and cool presents.

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh.

Fifth & Sixth Class Mid-Term Update

Welcome back to 5th and 6th class. We are all settling back well into our new classes. We were delighted to get back to seeing our friends after a lovely summer break.

In Literacy we became poets and took inspiration from Kenn Nesbitt and wrote poems titled ‘What I didn’t do this summer’. We worked on Recount and wrote our own autobiographies.

In SPHE, we explored the food pyramid and healthy eating. We kept food diaries and created healthy and balanced meal plans.

We also complied memory boxes and presented these to the class. We had great fun telling and listening to the stories behind the items we chose.

6th class took part in a football blitz in Colaiste Mhuire, Askeaton. This was a super fun day out and we played very well together as a team.

Using old magazines and newspapers, we made collages of our favourite things as one of our art projects. We were all very creative and enjoyed this activity.

During Maths week, we completed various challenges. We used Lego bricks to build pyramids and spaghetti to construct bridges.

We have started practicing for Peace Proms which will take place in January. The songs are very catchy and we already know some of them, this will be a fantastic opportunity to sing with an orchestra in UL.

We attended an online interview with Katie O’ Brien. Katie is a gold-medal winner and para-athlete. Her story of perseverance and determination inspired us on how to deal with a challenge. This is part of the Inspiring Ireland- Inspiring Students programme that Limerick Education Centre are running. We Look forward to the next interview.

Well done everyone on a great term. Ms. Mullane is so proud of all the hard work everyone is doing.

Have a spooktacular Mid term Break!

Oíche Shamhna shona daoibh!

Sixth Class Summer Update

What an end to a fantastic year we have had! It was so nice to get back to doing normal activities in school.

After Easter, we took part in the National Credit union quiz hosted on Zoom by Fergal Darcy of Today FM. Some of fifth class also joined us and there was a lot of competition during the quiz!

Both the boys and girls took part in football blitzes in Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale. We played so well as a team and showed great skill on the pitch. Thank you to Johnny Dunne for all the training he did with us throughout the year. Thank you also to Ms Balfry and the parents who brought the kids on the match days.

We were so lucky to have had the expertise of Shaun Barry for GAA skills and team building games. This was great fun- Thank you Shaun!!

6th class hosted a fantastic and fun sports day for the whole school. There were lots of activities organised including a very fun fancy dress relay! We worked very hard on the day and were all tired going home!

Linda, our amazing SNA treated us to a donut morning! They were delicious. Thank you, Linda for all your help and support throughout the year.

On the 15 June we had our school tour in UL sports and adventure centre in Killaloe. We took part in high rope climbing, team challenges, stand up paddling, sailing and canoeing. We had a super day out and luckily the sun was shining. On the way home, we stopped for some food and treats. Thank you to Mrs Wixted, Ms Quinn and Linda for accompanying us on a memorable day out.

We celebrated out 10 Green Flag in Kilcornan NS. Lily and Cathal represented our class on the committee. We had the honour of meeting Declan Hannon and in the after-noon Peter Nash brought the Liam McCarthy cup to school. We also enjoyed ice cream from the ice cream van. A day we will not forget!

To finish out our year we had a pizza party and a lovely Graduation mass celebrated by Fr Donworth. We reminisced with a slide show of memories from Junior Infants to Sixth class.

Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh Rang a Sé!

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