October in 6th Class

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We had the brilliant Ms Whitehead in on Teaching Practice with us in 6th Class this month. We did many activities and the students really enjoyed all the wonderfully creative lessons. The theme for the lessons was ‘Water’ and the students particularly enjoyed the science, drama and music lessons.

In Maths we looked at 2D shapes, 3D shapes and Volume & Capacity. The children enjoyed creating shapes with tessellating shapes.

A kangaroo using all 7 pieces
A spaceship? It comes in peace.
An easy one to guess, and completely original.


Earlier in the month we created sugar skulls. We used a variety of colour to make our skulls and were really happy with how they turned out! We were learning about the Mexican tradition El Día de los Muertos – The day of the dead – which is a tradition to celebrate and honour the dead.

Early on in the month, we also had a wonderful surprise visit from some players from the Sligo All Stars. The students had a great time interviewing the players and comparing hand sizes!

Spellings for Me

We are using a brand new spelling programme this year in 6th Class. Spellings for me is an online indivdualised programme. The children complete a series of tests each day which generates their learning words. (The words that they spell incorrectly). This focuses on the child’s ability rather than their class level. We have attached a link to their website for you to read more about how we are learning our spellings. https://www.spellingsforme.ie/

We might have to double check the spelling of ‘address’ there, but it is an interesting and engaging way to learn spellings.

Thank you to Ms Whitehead

We would just like to thank Ms Whitehead for all her hard work this month. She is a brilliant teacher and we wish her all the very best in her future teaching career.