November in 6th Class

We had a very busy November in 6th Class, which was dominated by an excellent Science week. The students took it upon themselves to set up and organize a science experiment demonstration day for the whole school.

There was also a combined history/drama project, which challenged the students to become ‘Moving Statues’ – whenever their button was pushed, the students would come to life and tell their chosen historical character’s story, and answer questions in the role also.

We also had some amazing leftover photos of some Halloween outfits to show off – apologies they’re only appearing now, but they’re too good not to share (however late they may be).

We also enjoyed the start of the runs around the astro pitch, which is a really important fundraising initiative. Despite the inclement weather, the community came along to cheer on the start of the school’s ambition to run a combined (…..insane amount of kilometers!) together.

At the start of the month, we had so much fun using maths outside to learn. It was really nice to get out and about to measure, observe and calculate all the maths that is right on our doorstep. The class also completed some maths tests in class, and the class average was probably the highest I can remember recording for a class at this stage of the year. I can only praise the students, parents and past teachers for instilling such wonderful maths brains into this class – superb results!

To wrap things up at the end of this month, 6th Class put on a ‘Moving Statues’ drama/history project. Each student was tasked with researching an important historical figure (dead or alive) that meant something to them. They then had to perform as that character when the other classes came to visit 6th Class – but only once the visiting child stepped on the statue’s button. It really was great fun, and a lot of amazing performances were enjoyed by all.

6th Class look forward to a brilliant December with a new teacher, Ms. Kelly. We’re sure it will be a fantastic last month of the year.

Speaking on my own behalf (Mr Gannon speaking here), it was a privilege to have been the teacher for this class from the start of the year. The class is brimming with talent and capable students. I have no doubt they all have wonderful futures ahead of them. From the bottom of my heart, I wish only the very best to you all.

Drama lesson fun.
Not your regular group photo, but a great time was had by all!
A maths group helping each other out to complete the trail as fast as possible.
Maths trail fun.
The maths trail incorporated calculating the average time of a group to sprint the width of the new astro pitch.
6th Class were brilliant explaining the science to the younger classes.
Mr Colreavy inspecting a science experiment demonstrating atmospheric pressure and vacuums.
Gas craic.
All smiles for the maths trail. Nice to get out of class and see maths in the world all around us.
Can you spot a proud grandmother in the background as the girls complete the maths trail?
Beware of the lava! Fantastic use of clay to help demonstrate that art + science = great learning and fun!
Great smiles for the production of carbon dioxide (which filled the blue balloon)
Running the first laps of the sponsored K-a-day!
Setting up the experiments for Science Demonstration Day.
Amelia Earhart, Britney Spears, Charles Dickens and Bob Ross come to life!
Muhammad Ali tells his life story and then gets stung by some little butterfly punches.
Nikola Tesla stays frozen as a statue as Michael Collins comes to life to educate and entertain the younger class.
The two heavyweight contenders of the school this year!

October in 6th Class

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.

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.

September 6th Class

It was a fun start to the year in sixth class. As there is a sub teacher, Mr Gannon, in for Ms Hickey, we did a few getting-to-know-each-other activities. Mr Gannon spent a some time teaching in Japan, so we made did some very simple origami art to start the year off. Hopefully we’ll move on to some more challenging pieces before too long.

In art this month, we had great fun looking at the paintings and portraits of the Mexican artist, Freda Kahlo.

We also were studying lots of English grammar and we decided to paint some images based on abstract nouns – our brief was to paint a carton of any emotion we liked, with some of the ingredients for that emotion or feeling listed on the carton. Some of the resulting ‘cartons of’ were pretty amazing.

Horses and friends were the ‘ingredients’ for one student’s happiness.

We also learned our first seanfhocal of the year: Tús maith, leath na hoibre (a good start is half the battle). We are all looking forward to continuing on with the good work and we all enjoy a great year together in 6th class.

April Fools 😅

Mrs. Gallagher and Ms. Kerins didn’t know what to think when they walked into their classrooms yesterday morning.
Senior infants and sixth class had swapped classrooms! 🤪

Well Done Harry!

Massive congratulations to Harry Rush who won 1st place in the Under 12 – 1 metre Equijump Spring tour 2021 . He was presented with this award at the weekend at the Pony Awards night.

Marine Biodiversity 🐋🐟🐙🦑

We really enjoyed our guest speaker Mairead O’Donovan from Explorers Education Programme.

Cooking Competition!

We have a great class of Masterchefs! We cooked up some savoury dishes this month and we absolutely loved this challenge. Again, to prepare we wrote up our recipe first. We have learned so much from this experience and we hope to do more cooking ourselves. We would like to thank Mr. Colreavy and Margaret for judging and giving us the opportunity to participate in this initiative.

February 2022

St Brigid’s Day Crosses

Thanks to Laura Lane for brining in rushes to school. We enjoyed the challenge of making Brigid’s day Crosses.

6th Class Bake Off!👩‍🍳🧑‍🍳

We had a Baking Competition in 6th class this month. We absolutely loved preparing for this day. To prepare, we looked up recipe writing and various ideas on what we could bake to bring in. Thanks to our judges – Mr. Colreavy, Margaret , and Kayden Loftus. It was a really enjoyable day. We really enjoyed the treats and the effort everyone who participated put into this. It is a great skill to have. 👨‍🍳👩‍🍳Well done everyone 👏🏻


We read the poem ‘On Top of Mount Everest’. We really enjoyed the images this poem portrayed.


We really enjoyed our Drama lesson. We based out Drama lesson from the poem we studied. We created still image, motion with out words and motion with words.

January 2022

New years resolutions

We started off the first few days back to school, making resolutions and goals for the year 2022.


We worked on 2D shapes this month. We constructed various 2D shapes to identify the properties of each shape and we also integrated angles and symmetry into this topic.

Fresh today presentations

We were extremely busy with project work this month. We created amazing PowerPoints both at home and at school for our meeting with Ken Horgan from Fresh today. We were able to send our projects to one another both at home and at school through our platform google classroom. We worked really hard on these projects and we were delighted with the feedback we got.

Football Tournament

Thanks to Mr.Higgins for organising and refereeing the football tournament.

We are extremely lucky and delighted to get the opportunity to play in the tournament!


We loved experimenting with weaving and print. We enjoyed making coats/bodies for our dog pieces. They looked cool!

December 2021

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Break and wishing you a Happy New Year from all of us in 6th Class.


We really enjoyed a relaxing last day before our Christmas holidays. We enjoyed some hot chocolate and treats while playing games/ Christmas activities.


We loved decorating our classroom for Christmas this year and enjoyed helping Miss Kerins hang our art work around the room.

Advent Calendar/ Kindness Calendar

We all created our own Kindness calendar. We focused on kind gestures/activities we could do this December to help a friend/ family member/etc.

SESE – Christmas around the world

We studied Christmas around the world. In our groups we choose a different location to study their traditions. We loved exploring and finding out how various countries/cultures celebrate Christmas time.


We have recently been getting the new issue of The Primary Planet. It is a magazine that is issued monthly to our class. The magazine contains various pieces of recent news/facts/information happening around the world everyday. The activities are great and we complete a quiz each week as a class on their website. – Here is a link to the website, there are many activities quizzes each week to take part in.

Active Flag:

Well done to Alex, who won the Slogan competition in the school for our Active Flag. Excellent work Alex 👏🏻