6th class are in room 15 with Ms. Hanly
In November we focused on procedural writing and we had great fun completing group procedures. In maths we were working on lines, angles and fractions. In Gaeilge we focused on 'ag siopadoireacht'. In Art we improved our drawing skilks. In SESE we brushed up on our knowledge of rivers, mountians and other features in Ireland, explored effects of heat, researched inspiring people and feasts and festivals from the past. Science week is another highlight of our month and we had experiments from mini explosions, to lava lamps to volcanoes! We had the honour of attending workshops in Colaiste Bride for College Appreciation Week. A busy month of work indeed!
December is bringing plenty of work to room 15. We enjoyed welcoming the inspectors to our room the first week of December as part of our Whole School Evaluation. We have been busy preparing for Christmas making salt dough decoration, creating fabric and fibre pictures and completing some button art. We enjoyed a trip to Ballyfermot to see a production of the pantomine 'Robin Hood'.
On Tuesday October 8th we enjoyed a trip to the Grand Canal which flows through Clondalkin. We learned about the history of the Canal, facts about the Canal and explored the flora and fauna in the area. We had a great day and would like thank Sandra for sharing all her knowledge with us.
Have a look through some of our photographs from Halloween.
We have been learning all about nutrition and the importance of healthy eating recently in Science. To finish up the topic we made some delicious smoothies to show how good fruit and vegtables really are.
We are doing plenty of painting as part of the paint and colour strand. Recently we focused on mixing the primary colours and exploring tonal colours.
We are big books fans in room 15 and have got our year off to a good start by visiting the library in search of some of our favourite authors.
We had a guest speaker into us recently to speak about first aid and St. John's ambulance.
We are delighted to get back into our refurbished computer room this year. We have doing some research for our history projects on the Celts and practicing our maths skills in ICT games.
We love taking part in sport in room 15. We are starting to build up our running again and are increasing the number of laps we can run each week. We dance everymorning before our lessons begin to warm us up and help get us to focus on our work. We are improving our Gaelic football skills during PE and twelve girls out of our class play on the school team which train every Tuesday and plays matches on Wednesdays. Every Wednesday we welcome in a coach from Leinster Rugby to put us through our paces while playing Tag Rugby. We absolutely loved brushing up on our skipping skills at the recent skipping workshop...what will we do next?
Another month has passed and it sure it wasn't a quiet month!
We've been busy speaking about bia as Gaeilge, improving our multiplication and division in Maths and extending our vocabulary in English. We had a very busy week during Maths Week partnering up Junior Infants and playing games on the yard. We learned how to make data charts in excel and we are improving our typing skills. We've started attending mass every second Friday and we enjoy taking part in the readings and singing some hymns. In Geography we have been focusing on Australia and learning about the native Australians in History. We've been busy improving our tag rugby skills. Unfortunately we are finished our football league having lost the semi finals earlier this month. In Art we have painted some Autumn pictures and with pastels created our own 'Scream' pictures. In Science we enjoyed our trip to the Grand Canal and noted all the wildlife in the local environment. We've also been engaging in some 'Mystery Skype' calls and have made friends all the way over in Philadelphia. We are looking forward to learning about their school day and what life in Greenvile is like.
We prepared for Halloweeen by dressing up in character and by singing some spooky Halloween songs.
Believe it or not, that's only some of the things we got up to during October!
To celebrate reaching the end of the first half term we made some Halloween treats! Have a look through some of our work from the last month.
College Appreciation Week.
Colaiste Bride welcomed students from the senior end of Scoil Íde to their school during College Appreciation Week. 2nd years for Colaiste Bride presented to the Scoil Íde students different courses that one could pursue at third level. Each student received a wealth of information about various career paths, necessary requirements for different college courses and employment opportunities. It was extremely informative and our pupils are thinking about the different subjects they would like to pick for second level and possible courses for third level.
Thanks to Colaiste Bride for organising the event.
We are settled back now into routine and enjoying our time in 6th class so far. We have been improving our gaelic football skills each week, enjoying drama games and brushing up on our art skills. Have a look at some of our work so far.