Fifth / Six

07-Samhain-17

Class Photos with Shayna!

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World War II

We have spent the last few weeks learning about World War II and have really enjoyed this topic. We learned about the allies and axis powers, the blitz, battles of Dunkirk and Stalingrad. We learned about the Holocaust, Ireland during World War II and propaganda during World War II. We created lapbooks and filled them with content as we went along. In art we painted blitz scenes and drew propaganda posters. We finished up the topic with a lesson on food rationing by baking fruit turnovers using a recipe from 1940. Tá sárobair déanta againn i rang a cúig agus rang a sé, maith sibh a pháistí.

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Lá Fhéile Vailintín

Our class created some beautiful art for valentines day which is currently on display in the cillín in the village. Be sure to go up and have a

look!

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Lá na bPancóg

Go raibh míle maith agat Paola for bringing in a giant stack of delicious pancakes for our class today. We ate them after rugby practice and they were devoured! Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras!

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Lá Fhéile Bríde

Rinneamar Crosanna Naomh Bríde inné chun tús an earraigh a chéiliúradh. Cad a cheapann sibh?

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Ceol

We had just finished learning about Turlough O’Carolan in music when múinteoir Hazel brought in some harps to learn about. We were treated to some beautiful harp playing by múinteoir Hazel. Tá an t-ádh linn sa rang seo.

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Meet our new Playworks Coaches!

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This week our class have been busy training as Playworks coaches. We started off by learning some new Playworks games which are active, inclusive, safe and fun. We learned how to help children solve conflict in a game through ‘rock-paper-scissors’. We spoke about encouraging children with high fives and using positive phrases such as ‘good job nice try’ and ‘maith thú’ when they lose a point and have to join the waiting line again. We also learned how to do a ‘whoosh clap’ which the winner of four square receives when they are king or queen of the game!

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Titanic

We have been learning about the Titanic this week, it’s such an interesting topic. Here we are researching questions we composed about the Titanic.

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We drew the Titanic and worked on perspective to create some beautiful pieces of art. Here are two of our works of art.

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Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh Go Léir

We started off our first day back with a discussion about Christmas and all the fun we had and moved on to discussing books read over Christmas. Everyone has been busy reading over the Christmas. We have now read a total of 162 books in our class since September. What a great start to the new year everyone, maith sibh!

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Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir

December was a busy month in our class. We had fun making Christmas decorations with clay and practised Christmas carols for our visit to the local nursing home. Some of our class also played traditional Irish music at the blessing of the cillín. Our visit to the nursing home was a success, the residents loved our music and enjoyed meeting everyone after.

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Cake Toppers

Aoife’s mum came in to visit our class this week and gave us a lesson in cake decorating. We learned how to make a cake topper. It was so much fun. Thank you Mrs Davoren.

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There were quite a few different steps to creating our cake toppers so we set up stations for each step.

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Squid Dissection

We said good bye to our fishy friends on Friday. Our room sounds very quiet now without the sound of the water bubbling away in the background but we know that our friends will be well taken care of by Brendan in Atlantaquaria.

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We presented our group projects to Brendan and show cased all that we had learned about plastic in the ocean.

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We also learned about the anatomy of a squid and dissected a squid.

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Rugbaí

Bhíomar ag imirt rugbaí inné. Baineamar an-taitneamh as! Go raibh maith agat Matt.

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Bubbleology – end of Science Week

Sue McGrath performed a science show today as part of Science Week. It was informative and entertaining at the same time. Sue spoke about Scientific Literacy and demonstrated making giant bubbles. That’s the end of Science Week for this year, thank you Ms O Toole for all your hard work organising a super week.

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Our Science Week Demonstration

Our class demonstrated refraction in the halla this week. Refraction is the bending of light as it travels from one medium to another.
First we shone a laser through a bottle of water – the laser shone straight through.
Then we put a hole in a bottle of water and let the water pour out. We shone the laser through the hole from the other side of the bottle and the laser beam followed the flow of the water down.

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We also demonstrated reflection with a mirror. Reflection occurs when a light ray hits a surface and bounces off. If the surface is flat the light rays will bounce off in the same direction. This type of reflection is called mirror reflection.

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What is Light?

Mr Higgins visited our classroom today and taught us all about light. We learned that light is an electromagnetic wave. We used diffraction grating glasses (which are marked with 17,500 parallel lines) to spread the light waves and produce a rainbow.

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Mr Higgins told us that lasers are used to cut and glue things together. We also learned that red, white and blue LED’s make white light.

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Mia and her Dad demonstrated the use of stents. It was an enjoyable visit and our class are very grateful to Mr Higgins for coming in to teach us today.

Science Week fun has begun ...

Mr Waters who is a structural engineer came in and spoke to our class about bridges today. We learned a lot of interesting facts, thank you Mr Waters. Later on in the afternoon we received some training in the use of AED’s and in CPR. We learned the location of the defibrillators in the village (Centra, Supervalu, Sweeney Oil and Áras Uilinn), practised chest compressions on a dummy and learned how to put someone into the recovery position.

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Learning about sound ...

Today we learned that sound is a type of energy made by vibrations. We learned about the history of the telephone and made our own telephones. First we tried a two way phone and were amazed at how well it worked. Then we tried a three way phone and took turns talking to one another.

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Explorers Aquarium in our Classroom

We are very lucky to have been chosen to take part in the Explorers Education Programme. This Explorers Education Programme is supported by the Marine Institute and is funded under the Marine Research Programme by the Irish Government. As part of the Programme we have been given a saltwater aquarium for four weeks. Mr Allard who is the Explorers Education Officer came to visit us last week to teach us all about marine living things. We enjoyed his fun quiz at the end of the visit and enjoyed learning about how to care for the animals in the aquarium. In our aquarium we have a starfish, a prawn, a hermit crab, a sand gobi, a flatfish and a sea anemone. We are looking forward to starting our projects on ocean literacy next week and have been enjoying watching our new friends settle in to their new home.

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Comhghairdeas Charlie

This October our class worked on procedural writing. We looked at the features of procedural writing and had an interesting lesson where we followed instructions step by step and drew Sponge Bob Square Pants. This exercise taught us the importance of writing out our instructions carefully. We had fun writing recipes for cookies, monster stew and slime.

At the end of the month we entered Aughnanure Castle’s spell competition and Charlie who is in sixth class won first prize. Comhgairdeas Charlie.

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Rang a Cúig & Rang a Sé learned about colour tones in a recent art lesson. We learned that every colour can produce a variety of tones.

We added white to a colour of our choosing to create tints (lighter versions) of the colour.

We added black to create shades (darker versions) of the colour.

Do you like how our trees look faoi sholas na gealaí?

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