Sixth Class

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Teacher: Ms. Mullane

6th Class Mid Term Update

Welcome back to another school year! We were so happy to be reunited with all our friends.

The past couple of months have been very busy settling back into routines. We are all working so hard in our pods.

During the nice weather, we took the opportunity to read outside and enjoy the sunshine!

In PE we completed obstacle courses. We all encouraged the other members of our teams.

We have been very busy doing lots of art activities. We recreated our favourite emojis and drew some portraits. We also took inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh and recreated our own Starry Night.

In English we have been working on making predictions and recount writing. We particularly loved ‘One Boy’s War’ by Lynn Huggins-Cooper.

We loved dressing up for Halloween and supporting the Butterfly Club in Rathkeale. We had a super fun day together!

Stay tuned for more updates!

Slán from the 6th class bubble!

LEAF Project

On Tuesday 4th February 2020 5th & 6th class participated in their school workshop of the LEAF (Learning about forests) programme run by an Taisce.

This was run by Niamh Ní Dhúill, who taught us so much and planted trees with us in the school garden area. We explored all the products that can be made of wood and we explored our native trees and ‘special guest’ trees that are in Ireland.

Niamh also kindly brought in frog spawn from her own pond that we looked at and showed the rest of the school.

In the afternoon we planted bare root trees in the garden. 6th class were busy digging while 5th class gathered twigs and grass to keep the protective cardboard in place.

We were so lucky that it was a sunny and dry day.

We had a brilliant day and thanks to Niamh for such a super fun and educational workshop.

Vex Robotics!

On the 28th January 2020,  5th & 6th class participated in the DELL VEX IQ Primary School Competition in DELL Limerick. This is a unique school project that gives pupils their first opportunity to learn about engineering and robots. Hundreds of pupils participated all bringing STEM skills to life with their designed and built robot to play against and with other teams.

With the help of Úna Murphy & past pupil Jason O Shaughnessy we were competition ready!

Amy, Willie, Stephen, Justin, Micheál and Kian were the designated drivers for the day!

We had a super day out and loved participating in the competition.

Thanks to Ms Quinn and Catherine for coming with us on the day.

5th and 6th Class Update

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to 5th and 6th class! We had such a busy term last year preparing for our Christmas show and had so much fun working with Katie Upton producing Cinderella. We did Secret Santa this year and had so much fun opening our presents on the day of holidays!
We also had a super trip to UL for the Aladdin panto- oh yes we did!

Preparations are well underway for our Dell Vex Robotics competition in Dell on the 28th of January. Our Robot Ranger is built and nearly ready to compete. We are also working on our STEM Project based on how robotics play a part in data collection. We are busy making our stand display for completion day & have lots of lots of ideas! Thank you to Catherine and Ms Quinn for their continued help.

We are looking forward to a busy new term! Stay tuned for more updates!

Marina Mullane




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