The girls in 6th Class have been working hard on Roald Dahl projects throughout September. They worked in groups to create Roald Dahl Theme Parks, including many ideas and stories throughout their parks. We had rollercoasters such as "The Chokey" and "The Dreamcatcher", a "James and the Giant Peach Café", "Fox Escape games" and much more. What a creative bunch of girls in 6th Class!
We were so lucky in Room 1 to attend a live webinar with the fantastic author David Walliams. He spoke about his interest in reading from a young age, some of his inspirations and we were treated to a special reading from his new book, "World's Worst Children".
We have been making great use of the school iPads and laptops in 6th class lately. Before the midterm break, the girls wrote wonderful Recounts about their favourite holiday. Once drafted and edited, they typed their pieces on the devices and their writing was published. This was a great achievement for the class.
Typing and using computer programmes like Word and OneDrive will really stand to the girls next year in secondary school.
Before the Halloween break, Garda Shane (Clane's community Garda) visited the senior end of the school speaking about fireworks and fire safety around Halloween. The girls had some excellent questions for him after his presentation.
What an incredible display of instruments!
These were handmade by the children and we had a huge range of instruments from drums, panpipes, didgeridoos, pianos and even fully tuned guitars!! I was so impressed with how much effort the girls went to and the rest of the school have really enjoyed viewing these as they pass our classrooms.
The children took part in guided drawing today in Art. They followed along with the video to make the minions and then added their own twist to each one. Look at how individual each one is - fantastic work girls 🙂
We have been so excited to see the fantastic work going on outside our classroom window over the last few weeks. The outdoor learning area/school garden is a wonderful asset to our school.
The class got the opportunity to paint the flowerbeds which was great fun. We also had our lunch out here recently and we really enjoyed being on the benches during our break to chat to people we may not usually sit beside.
Faye taught us some sign language today in class. We are now able to sign the alphabet. Thank you so much Faye 🙂
The children used the school iPads to create their own cartoons using an app called 'Toontastic'. They had so much fun drawing and creating settings/backgrounds, characters and even got to voice their characters in the short story. They would highly recommend this app to try at home!
The costumes this year were just incredible and the girls had so much fun during the day. Here are a selection of costumes and a group photo with the other 6th class. The teachers even took part too!
After the witch walk, the children read some spooky stories which they had created in pairs. We pulled down the blinds, held a flashlight and read our spooky stories aloud.
What incredible artwork!
The 6th class girls have been working on these beautiful paintings over the last fortnight. On the first week, they created the backgrounds, given only blue, white and black paint. They had to mix the paints in order to create an ombré effect, blending from a white to a dark navy/black. On the 2nd week, the children created a silhouette image of their choice under the theme 'Halloween'.
The girls have been revising 2D shapes, tesselation and symmetry in Maths over the past week. On Friday, we used tangrams to make a variety of different shapes using their imagination and following instructions. Using tangrams is an excellent way to develop spatial-visualisation skills.
Throughout the year, the children have been engaging in Wellbeing activities for 10 minutes every morning. Each day, we will do something new.
Mindful/Motivational Monday: some mindfulness/motivational activities to get us ready for a new week
Talk it Out Tuesday: Pair/Group Discussion based on a random topic
Wellbeing Wednesday: Meditations or other wellbeing activities
Thankful Thursday: Write/Draw 3 things you are thankful for this week
Feel Good Friday: Something that went well this week
Take a look at some of our Motivational Monday post-its!
Throughout October, the children were tasked with a research project on a European country. They had one week to find out as much information as they could about the country and compile a booklet sharing the information that they gathered.
The girls have been learning about the importance of checking their sources when researching information and evaluating the information they gather into the most relevant points.
The finished products were fantastic and the girls were able to share lots of information on the countries that they learned about. It has been wonderful to read their projects in class. Well done 🙂
We were very busy during Science week this year. The children had the opportunity every day of watching various Science and STEM related videos. They learned about Asian Elephants in Dublin Zoo, Giraffes in Fota Wildlife Park, our memories and techniques to improve our memory.
They also used the school iPads to research lots of great scientists from around the world. The children worked in pairs for this exercise and gave a feedback of their information to the class after their research time.
On Friday, the children did some experiments in class which they thoroughly enjoyed!