Welcome to Sixth Class. We have had a very busy month. We are working extremely hard so far this year and we can’t wait to show you all of the amazing work we have done.
The topics that we have been learning this month are Mé Féin agus Bia. We have been practicing our oral language development as Gaeilge through games in our pods, writing our own questions and conversations in pairs – ‘Agallamh Beirte‘. We have gained great confidence speaking as Gaeilge in front of our classmates.
Pat has been with us this month teaching us Gaelic skills. We have been working on our kicking, catching, passing, co-ordination and balancing skills. Pat has shown us how to work effectively as part of a team and we cannot wait to further develop our skills!
We have been very fortunate to have Carl from ‘Music Generation Sligo’ in our school every Friday. The instrument we have been learning to play this term is the guitar. Carl has been teaching us many new skills on the guitar. We have learnt four tunes so far, our favourite being ‘I Got a Feeling’. We are LOVING these lessons and we sound like absolute rockstars, so we cannot wait to learn more tunes with Carl.
We have shown our teacher how talented we are at art with the amazing pieces we have all created. We completed a Picasso inspired drawing. We loved how they turned out!
We also based one of our art lessons on the story ‘The Dot’ by Peter H. Reynolds to celebrate International Dot day. We really enjoyed this story and resonated with the message this story portrayed.
We have been challenged to a STEM activity this month. A STEM challenge is project work that allows us to explore, test and design using Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths. We learned to be creative, innovative and think logically about our task. We also worked really hard as a team. Each group had a leader to delegate the roles. We completed this challenge over two lessons. The first lesson we planned and constructed within our pods. In the second lesson we tested out our rollercoasters for our classmates and teacher. We had great fun with this challenge.
Our task was to build a rollercoaster using: paper, tape, scissors and corrugated cardboard.
Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle
We created posters to make everyone in our school aware of Recycling. We wanted to show how important it is to put rubbish in the correct bin. We went to each classroom with these posters to show what students should be putting into their general waste bin and recycling bin. We have attached a really useful website below with more information on recycling.