The girls have had a very busy September in fifth class! We discussed our goals and aspirations for the year and made our beautiful aspiration tree.
The girls also learned about Mexico and worked very hard to create their group posters about Mexico.
The classroom is full of beautiful artwork as the girls have explored the colour wheel, responded to W.B. Yeats' poem "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" using watercolours and responded to the artist Georgia O'Keeffe's close-up flower work using chalk pastels.
October was another very busy and fun month in room six! The girls responded to "Ska" music with a halloween theme and created excellent movement and dance routines!
The girls also created some beautiful Halloween inspired paintings. Look at the wonderful designs and use of colours!
We also had a very fun dress up day for Halloween. The costumes were absolutely fantastic and so creative, take a look!
This week the girls learned all about the digestive system as part of science week in room 6. They worked very hard in their groups to research and create a model of the digestive system in their groups.
Take a look at the projects in progress!
The girls then presented their projects to the class and gave wonderful presentations about how the digestive system works.
Take a look at the fantastic finished projects!
The girls have been working hard this December in room 6!
We have been preparing for Christmas through the season of Advent. We have created an Advent space in our classroom where the girls each recorded an Advent promise such as a kind act they will complete during the season of Advent.
The girls also helped to create an Advent wreath in the classroom, using their handprints to create the wreath.
We have been busy creating lots of festive art in room 6! The girls designed and created beautiful paper plate Christmas decorations. Each girl drew their own design and used various colours of paint to add colour to their decorations.
The girls also worked to create wonderful Christmas character decorations using some recycled materials as well as paper, card and ribbon. It was fantastic to see the creativity that went into these decorations, well done to everyone!
We had our Secret Santa gift giving in room six recently. It was incredible to see the kindness and generosity of each girl through this gift giving. A wonderful sense of Christmas cheer in the room during this time!
Junior Achievers Programme
The girls have been working hard in the Junior Achievers programme. The girls recently worked on a task all about survival and had to work out what items in a survival kit would be most important if they were stranded in the mountains. The girls also worked hard in their groups to carry out some calculations to find out how long they would have to travel to reach the nearest town as part of the task and how long it would take them to get there.
Vincent Van Gogh Inspired Art
We have recently been exploring the artist Vincent Van Gogh and examined a variety of his paintings such as "Sunflowers". The girls created some wonderful and unique flowers inspired by this painting. The girls used bright colours and clear brush strokes just as Van Gogh did in his work when creating their flowers. Each girl also added a range of pieces of fabric and fibre to add some texture to their flowers. The whole class created a bright and beautiful vase of flowers. A lovely and cheerful sight!
Catholic Schools Week 2022
We recently celebrated Catholic Schools Week and had a very enjoyable time reflecting each day on a different topic. As part of this week, the girls reflected on how we can live life to the fullest together and how we can show kindness by helping others. We created a "Helping Hands" tree in our classroom and each girl recorded various acts of kindness we can carry out to help others.
St. Brigid's Day
We celebrated St. Brigid's Day in room six on the 1st February. The girls engaged in a webinar which told us all about the story of the life of St. Brigid. The girls also made fantastic St. Brigid's crosses from paper during this time. Take a look!
We have set up a book review wall in our classroom. The girls have been reading lots of different books from the library and book fair and it is wonderful to hear all about these books! Each girl may illustrate the cover of the book they have read and write a short review to place on the book review wall.
The girls recently researched a range of different European countries and created excellent projects to share with the class. The girls worked very hard to research lots of information about one European country each and learned a lot about its climate, landscape, cities and traditions. There was a fantastic variety of projects with some girls creating posters, booklets, scrapbooks and preparing slideshows. There was great effort put into these projects, well done to everyone! Here is a selection of some of the wonderful projects.
"The Daffodils" by William Wordsworth
We have recently been exploring the poem "The Daffodils" by William Wordsworth. We analysed many of the poem's poetic techniques such as the poet's personification of the daffodils. To reflect on the poem, each girl selected their favourite quote from the poem and wrote this quote onto their own daffodil. We now have our own beautiful field of daffodils to admire!
Spring has finally arrived! The girls created beautiful artwork to reflect the beauty of this season. Each girl painted their own spring scene featuring various tulips and other spring imagery. The bright colours have brought much joy to the classroom!
We are preparing for Easter this Lent and discussed the Lenten promises we would each make this year. The girls wrote all about these promises and we are reminded of them everyday as we look at them on display.
World Book Day
We recently celebrated world book day in room six. It was fantastic to hear all about the girls' favourite books in the class. We wrote book reviews about our favourite books and designed a new cover for some of these books too. Take a look at all the fun we had!
We have been learning how to weave as part of our art lessons. The girls each painted a design onto a paper plate and then used wool to create wonderful woven designs on their plates. The girls took great care and time to complete their weaving. Take a look at the weaving process and some of the fantastic completed pieces of art!
Seachtain na Gaeilge
We recently celebrated "Seachtain na Gaeilge" and the girls took part in lots of different activities. Everyone made great efforts to speak "as Gaeilge" and also took part in a word hunt, danced in the céilí and sang songs in Irish. We had some fabulous dancing in our own classroom also. The girls also designed wonderful posters for the classroom for Irish phrases we could use as well as posters for the various proverbs ("seanfhocail") as Gaeilge.
St. Patrick's Day
The girls designed and painted a wonderful array of St. Patrick's Day themed art. Take a look at their fabulous work!
April has been a very busy and enjoyable month in room 6! We have had great fun celebrating our wellbeing week as well as creating some wonderful clay art. Take a look at our great work!
Our wellbeing week focused on the themes of kindness and friendship. The girls participated in many excellent activities including: yoga, creating kind hands and posters, writing positive chalk messages on the yard and baking wonderful items for the bake sale.
We explored the theme of fantasy creatures this month. The girls created their own creatures and wrote poems about these creatures. We the designed and made our own clay fantasy creatures. Take a look at the incredible creations!
May has been a busy month in fifth class. The girls completed an interesting science experiment, created lots of beautiful art and worked hard this month.
The girls explored the concept of precipitation through this experiment. Each group had a jar half filled with water and placed some shaving foam and food colouring to replicate the effect of rain falling from clouds. It produced some excellent results!
June has been a fantastic and busy month so far in room 6! The girls have been very busy with Active Schools Week, sports day, a visit from the ice cream van and working on group projects. Take a look!
Active Schools Week 2022
The girls had a wonderful time during Active Schools week this year. They took part in many different activities including tag rugby, camogie, Gaelic football, dance, rounders and much more! We had great fun on sports day also with everyone getting involved with the sack race, water races, clothes races, orienteering, obstacle courses and the teachers vs students rounders game! Well done to everyone!