5th & 6th Class
We have had a really busy start to our school year in the 5 th and 6 th Classroom. Everyone has settled back into their new school routines and I have been really pleased by the positive and helpful attitudes that everyone has displayed.
We have had great fun playing some new games both in the classroom and in the yard during PE. We have also really enjoyed Art where we did Block Name Art, Picasso Art where we did funky self-portraits.
For Halloween we did Spooky skeletons and Jack O Lanterns. In our skills group we made origami swans with Ms Delaney. We had great fun getting dressed up for Halloween and for Polly’s Pink Day. We also had great fun doing our Halloween scavenger hunt!
In English we have been doing procedural writing where we had to follow instructions, step by step. We wrote down the instructions on how to bake brownies and then we baked them in the classroom. It was great fun. Each pod got to do a step each as Mr Beckett brought the ingredients to
them. We also wrote out a recipe for cookies but we didn’t get to make them. The brownies were still really yummy!! By Chloe (6 th Class)
A couple of the children wrote about how they feel about being back in school:
I’m glad to be back in school because when we were off I wasn’t able to see my friends. When I wasn’t in school I was tempted to stop working because I had so many things around me that were tempting me to stop. I’ve been enjoying Art the most because it’s really fun. We’ve also made brownies and I really enjoyed that. So far I’ve been enjoying the school year. By Emily (6 th Class)
I’m happy to be back in school to see my friends and it was very boring at home. It’s different in school because we have to wash our hands four times a day and we have pods. I’m enjoying Art and PE. We have to do PE outdoors on Wednesdays and Fridays. Overall I have been enjoying school but I hope Corona goes away so we don’t have to social distance, have pods and wash our hands all of the time. By Ella (6 th Class)
For Art we did mixed picture art. We had to draw two Christmas pictures and then coloured them in. We folded them into 8 pieces and then we cut them out. We also drew snow globes and painted them with water colours. It was great fun!-Hannah 5th Class
Carol Singing in the Maldron
We walked to the Maldron Hotel to do our Carol Singing. We sang about twelve Christmas songs like: Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and When Santa Got Stuck up the Chinmey. Afterwards we had cookies and hot chocolate!! It was so much fun!!-Olivia 5th Class
Climate Change Walk
This month we made posters for climate change. After we made them we walked around the village holding them up for everyone to see. We got some people to come with litter pickers and we picked up all the litter on the way. It was really good fun!-Emily 5th Class
We are all very excited in anticipation of this year’s school Nativity ‘A Midwife Crisis’. I am a king. The play is about the story of two midwives and a pair of donkeys who go on a journey to help give birth to baby Jesus. They have some fun on the way. We have been practicing for a while now and we’re ready for the big day!-Viola 6th Class
On the 6th of November we started cycle safety with Noel and Michael. They were really funny. On the first day Noel just talked to us about what we would be doing and all about the clothes we wear when cycling and how to look after our bikes. Noel had a van with loads of bikes and helmets or ‘brain buckets’ as he called them! On the last day we went to Corkagh Park and did a practical cycle safety lesson outdoors. We all had a great time and I’m sure we would all love to do it again! -Saira 6th Class
The Irish Recorder Society came into the school and played lots of songs with the children who play recorder in assembly. Mrs Tuffrey taught us all of the songs for it. We practiced for about a month before putting on the recital for our parents. It was very nerve wracking at the start but as we got to the second song it was ok. Everyone loved it! -Eoghan 5th Class
World Mental Health Day
The 10th October was World Mental Health Day, so for art we did Mindfulness. We wrote our name in bubble writing and then drew designs inside. They were really fun to do! Also, they look really cool and everyone’s is unique. We also talked about mental health and the slogan “It’s ok not to be ok”. Then we listened to relaxing mindfulness music during art.
Abby – 6th Class
Garda Maeve –
Garda Maeve came into our classroom on the 14th October and she told us about the role of the garda. Garda Maeve also told us how to be safe from fireworks and bonfires. She let some of us try on her uniform. It was lots of fun.
Faye – 5th Class
We were doing really fun things in P.E, walking activities and outdoor challenges. Mr Beckett hid names of countries and their capital cities. We had to write down all the countries first and then try to figure out their capital cities. It was a bit of a challenge to remember which city belongs to what country.
Chloe – 5th Class
On Friday 4th October, Caroline Busher came into 5th & 6th class and told us about her books and she brought in a bag so we had to pick an item out of the bag and she would tell us a story about it. It was really fun and at the end we took a picture and we also got an autograph.
Daniel – 6th Class
Christ Church –
On 17th October 6th Class went to Christ Church. The theme was Bear Necessities. We got the bus to Christ Church and the Service started. The two reverends dressed up as bears and we all sang songs. It was brilliant. When it ended we all went downstairs to the crypt and we saw loads of ancient things along with a dead cat and mouse.
Niamh , 6th Class
5th and 6th Class have had a great start to the new school year. We have been very busy in all subject areas. Everyone has settled in well and we are looking forward to the year ahead!
In Art we have focused on rotational symmetry, with the children created some lovely pieces of artwork where they disguised their names. We also looked at water colour wax resist autumn leaves making a lovely display.
In English we looked at acrostic poetry, making our own poems and we also focused on recount writing where the pupils wrote emails.
We have just started hockey lessons with our coach Rhys. The boys and girls really enjoyed the first lesson and can’t wait to learn some new skills so they can test them out in a match!!
We have lots planned for the year and can’t wait to keep you informed about our additional activities as the year progresses!
Practising our new Hockey skills