Sixth Class 2
This year so far we have learnt about the respiratory system. We did a project on them. We wrote about it, and drew a diagram of them. We watched a video with pigs’ lungs. They were quite big and worked like human lungs. We know that they did, because in the video he got a straw and blew into the lung. We also built a model replica of the lungs using a bottle, play dough, straws, balloons and scissors. We cut the bottom off the bottle, and then stuck the balloon to the straw using cellotape or a rubber band. If you had two lungs in your model, you stuck the straws together. We then used the play dough to hold the straw or straws in place. Next, we used another balloon to cover the bottom of the bottle. This acts as the diaphragm. We did lots of quizzes about the lungs and it was really fun!
At the start of the month, we did games to learn more things about each other. We did sketches of ourselves and they turned out really well!
We are also learning about the counties of Ireland. We played games and quizzes on the interactive white board.
We just introduced our class dojo. Ms. Hession has a system where if you do something good, you get a point. We have individual and class points. We chose the prizes/awards to work towards. You can cash in your points for different things like a lucky dip, or a homework pass. We also have been doing a lot of mindfulness colouring and it’s really calming.
By Sadhbh McWeeney and Éadaoin Fay
The football team are going great! We have been split inot two groups-Alpha and Charlie. I’m on team Alpha and we’ve played really well. Congratulations to Hazel McKenna and Ava Walsh, the amazing players who have been chosen to be team captains. Our football coaches Ms Mullins and Ms Blake are doing a great job coaching both teams. Hopefully we win all our matches so we can play in Croke Park!
By Robyn Graham
This month we did lots of fun activities! It was Space Week from October 4th-10th, so we did projects on space. We all chose a different subject on space, like the solar system, food in space and planets, to name a few. We researched the topics in the computer room. When they were finished, we presented them to different classes around the school and it was really fun!
We also made rockets during Science Week, out of foam insulation pipes. We launched them in the PE hall using them using metre sticks. We used quadrants to measure the degree of the angles we shot them at.
The next week was Maths Week and we played a lot of maths games, had a quiz with the other sixth class and lots did of fun puzzles!
Team Alpha got the Semi-Finals of GAA and we’re really proud of them!
This month we started Athletics with Coach Ciarán. He does running, jumping and throwing with us, and I hope to learn more from him.
For Halloween we made paper mache masks. We moulded tinfoil into the features for our masks and stuck them on with tape. We layered the paper mache over the balloon and its features. We painted them when they were dry.
We are preparing for the Witches Walk and Concert at the end of the month. We’re doing two songs-Peigí Litir Mór and Spooky Scary Skeletons. We will sing, play tin whistle, guitar and percussion instruments. We’ve been practicing very hard!
By Ella Sliney and Hannah Ceniza
Sixth class were busy amidst Confirmation preparations this month. Some of our favourite activities were our magnet hunt and making rocky road. We were studying magnets in science. Each girl got a magnet and investigated magnetic materials around the room. We then sorted our results into magnetic and not magnetic materials. We cross referenced our findings to the predictions made before beginning.
Our rocky road was a big success! Everyone was responsible for bringing in supplies. Each group had different ingredients- mars bars, buttons, dark chocolate, celebrations, malteasers, etc. We melted the butter and chocolate in the microwave, broke the ingredients into little pieces, mixed it all together and let it set. Each girl sampled her creation, and the class donated the rest to the bake sale. Well done girls!
The girls had their Service of Light on the 27th of February. The girls showed great reverence and had a beautiful service with consisted of reconciliation, pledges and the passing on of the light of Christ. We are very excited about our Confirmation next month.