Fifth & Sixth Class


Teacher: Ms. Mullane

5th and 6th Class Easter Update

Happy Easter everyone!

We have had a busy and fun term in fifth and Sixth class. Sixth class took part in the VEX Regional Robotics competition in Dell on the 24th January. They were so prepared and our drivers were amazing on the day. They scooped the design award and the team challenge award.This gained us a place into the National competition in MTU which took place on the 28th February. Here, we came second in the Team Challenge award.This was an outstanding achievement for Sixth class. They worked so well together as a team. Thank you to Ian O’Gorman and Jason O’ Shaughnessy for all their guidance, encouragement and support. It is greatly appreciated.

On the 28th January we attended Peace Proms in UL. This was a unique opportunity to perform with a full orchestra. Music Generation was brilliant this term. We learned how to play the ukulele and performed several songs together. Thanks to Aoife and Norah for all their teaching and patience.

Sixth Class hosted the annual pop up café on Pancake Tuesday. This was a great day and everyone enjoyed tasty pancakes and baked goods. Well done Sixth!

We took part in the FAI 5 a side soccer blitz in Corbally. Even though the weather was not good we had a great day out and are got through to the next round.

In Geography, we studied the countries Japan and Mexico. We learned lots of interesting facts about their cultures and traditions.

We celebrated Seachtain Na Gaeilge with a whole school performance of the Haka and Shoe the Donkey. Bhí an-spórt againn!

Thank you to Linda who helps us every day in our classroom.

Cháisc Shona Daoibh go léir!

Fifth and Sixth Class Christmas Update

We had a great and busy term in 5th and 6th class. We have been busy practising for the Christmas show. We will perform some of our Peace Proms songs along with some Christmas favourites. We had Peace Proms rehearsal in UL and we are really looking forward to the show in January.

In Maths, 5th class mastered long division and we had fun using the calculator for several tasks. We also used the Smyths catalogue to complete tasks that were based on a budget. We also had some Hit the Button competitions!

The girls took part in the mini sevens football blitz in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. This was good fun and they showed great team work and sportsmanship.

We took part in Science week and enjoyed demonstrating experiments for the class.Everyone enjoyed our experiment day. We also took part in Anti-Bullying week and created cool odd sock art pieces. We also wore odd socks to school for a day.

In History, we learned about the Ancient Greeks and learned lots of facts from each other.We also explored Christmas traditions around the world and here in Ireland.

We were so lucky to be invited back to the Salesian Secondary College Transition Year show. They performed a very entertaining production of ‘Back to the 80’s’. We really enjoyed it and we were so proud to see many past pupils on stage.

We are continuing the Music Generation programme and we are really enjoying all the lessons. For Christmas we composed our own class song.

6th class 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 an amazing 750 euro to go towards getting competition ready. We are looking forward to the day in DELL, where we will compete with other schools.

To end our term together, we did Secret Santa. This was great fun and everyone enjoyed unwrapping their thoughtful and cool presents.

NollaigShona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh.

Fifth and Sixth Class October Midterm Update

Welcome back 5th and 6th class from Ms Mullane and Linda.

It is so great to be back to a new term and new classes. Everyone is settling back so well and we have had a great start to the new academic year!

In SESE, we have focused on our local area. We completed projects on the school laptops and presented them to the rest of the class. We explored the history of our school, Curraghchase and other local landmarks. We also created Kahoots based on Kilcornan. We learned lots from each other!

In PE, we worked on the strand of athletics. We completed relays, hurdles, javelin throws and long jump techniques. This was super fun!

We have been reading the novel ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ by Emma Carroll. This book is set during WWII. We are following the lives of Olive and Cliff as they embark on months of heavy air and raids across London.

We have been learning lots of sign language with Ger every week. This is a great skill to learn.

Music Generation has been so much fun. We have learned about the names of the music notes, patterns and different beats.

To celebrate Maths week, we completed a Maths Trail around the school. We also completed challenges using Lego. Sixth class were lucky to win the jar of sweets with the closest guess.

Well done to everyone on all your hard work!

Have a lovely Midterm break. Oíche Shamhna shona daoibh!

Fifth & Sixth Class Easter Update

What a busy and fun term we have had! It began in January with 6th class competing in the VEX Robotics competition in Dell, Limerick. We had a super day out and finished it off with a pizza and hot food stop in Clarina. It was a great experience and thank you to Ian O’ Gorman and Jason O’ Shaughnessy for helping us to get competition ready.

On the 29th January we attended Peace Proms in UL. This was a unique opportunity to perform with a full orchestra. We were all tired on Monday but it was worth it!

We had super fun making St Brigid’s crosses to celebrate St Brigid’s day on the 1st February.

Fr Dominic and his colleagues hosted a Confirmation retreat for us in preparation for the Sacrament. Pupils took part in meditation, prayer and games on the day. Thank you to Fr Dominic for all his spiritual guidance this year.

On the 24th of February, we received the gifts of the Holy Spirit at our Confirmation. Thank you to Bishop Brendan, Fr Donworth and Fr Dominic for a beautiful ceremony. It was lovely to all celebrate together in the Community Centre after. A big thank you to the Parents Association for a great party and cool goodie bags.

We took part in Literacy station teaching. This is such a fun way to learn new things. Thank you Ms Ruddle for organising this.

As part of Green schools, we are taking part in their Primary Climate Ambassadors initiative. We are researching various themes and completing challenges to earn points on the Leader board. We ran a whole school zero waste lunch day which was a super success.

In History we learned about the 1916 Easter Rising. We went back in time and found out lots of facts and information.

In Art we explored the Irish artist Jack B Yeats. We learned lots of facts about him and studied many of his creations.

Thank you to Linda who helps us every day in our classroom.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Cháisc Shona Daoibh go léir!


Fifth & Sixth Class