SESE: The Ecosystem of a Hedgerow
Did you know that Hedgerows are habitats for over 47 species? Some of which are endangered. During the month of June, we identified and examined the flora and fauna that live in the hedgerow across from our school. We now recognise how the actions of people cutting down hedgerows can have significant and detrimental impacts. Here are some pictures of us investigating the various flora and exploring any evidence we can find of fauna that may live there.
Tinfoil Embossed Art
During the months of May and June, we created tinfoil embossed art using cardboard, string, tinfoil and markers. Here are the finished products below, which really light up our classroom.
School Tour: Tanagh Adventure Centre
Rang 3, 4, 5 and 6 enjoyed a brilliant day in Tanagh Adventure Centre for their school tour. They had a very positive experience as they engaged in many outdoor and adventure activities such as orienteering, obstacle courses, archery, canoeing and even a slippery slope. There were plenty of big (and mucky) smiles all around. Here are pictures and videos of the some of the madness!
Congratulations to all in rang 6 who celebrated their Confirmation in Roslea this month. May the gifts of the Holy Spirit help and guide rang 6 throughout life to make good choices, especially as they embark on the exciting transition into secondary school.
SESE and Art: Construction
During April we learned all about forces and movement. Friction is a force that acts against the movement of an object and slows it down. A type of friction that we were very interested in was air-resistance, as so many of us would love to sky-dive some day! Air-resistance is a type of friction that allows a sky-diver to land safely. In class we experimented with different types of materials to see which material would create the best type of parachute for our 'marble' to land safely. Here we are in action creating our parachutes.
It was very important for us to ensure this was a fair test when we were experimenting. This means that only one thing can change e.g. the type of material or the size of the material. We can only have one variable in our experiment to have a fair result.
Gaeilge agus Drámaíocht: Seó Faisean
Bhí seó faisean againn i Rang a 5 agus 6. Bhíomar gléasta go deas. Bhaineamar an-taitneamh as an seó faisean.
Happy Valentine's Day From Rang 5 agus 6
In February, our class took a moment to reflect and give thanks for all the people in our lives who love and care for us every single day. We showed our appreciation for this love and support that we receive from them by creating a LOVE collage in fabric and fibre. Here are our end products.
English and Art: Reader's Theatre
In December, we used a strategy called 'reader's theatre' in our classroom. This involved reading out loud from a script in our pods. We decided that our main focus was to read with expression and using a steady pace (not too fast or too slow), to project our voice and of course, to get into character. We also created the 'stage backdrop' for our performance. We quickly sketched our initial ideas as this helped our pod to visualise different solutions and to choose the best direction for our backdrop. Here we are creating our backdrop and performing our reader's theatre in front of the class.
Christmas- A time to celebrate in song!
This year, due to Covid restrictions we could not put on our usual live performance for our families and friends. However, we did have a lot of fun working with rang 3 & 4 singing Christmas Carols. We hope you enjoy and we wish all our family and friends a happy and healthy Christmas.
History: Schools in the past
In November, we interviewed our parents and grandparents and asked them lots of questions about their time in primary school. We asked them about the resources, games, punishments and subjects that they had in school and how this was different to what we have now in Scoil Mhuire. We presented our findings within our pods and created a project together. Here we are creating our group project and presenting it to the rest of the class.
Art: Self Portraits
During October we focused on drawing self portraits. We cut a picture of ourselves in half, and drew the other half focusing on our main features. Here are some of the final products.
Halloween Dress up 2021
We are all so excited to be back into the classroom for a new school year. Now that we are in the senior classroom, we cannot wait to showcase some of the hard work and fun activities that we will do this year in rang 5 and 6.
Clay Butterflies in Art
In Art in April we made butterflies using clay and decorated them! Here are some of the final results!
During the month of April we learned about electricity in Science. Here are some photos of us making our own circuits!
Active Schools #FeelGoodFriday: Local Hero Challenge
Three Monaghan footballers challenged us to complete different activities during Active School Week. We took on the challenge of doing the Bronco Running Fitness Test and Burpees! It was definitely a tough challenge!!
Sports Day 2021 with 5th & 6th Class
Sports Day was slightly different to every other year this year as we could not have it as a whole school event on the same day. We had our Sports Day on Thursday 29th April and we had a great day of fun and activities! Have a look at some of our pictures..
Saint Patrick's Day
We were all so happy to be reunited in our classroom on Monday 15th March and we were back just in time to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day together. We made Saint Patrick's Day Wreaths and Shamrock Men!
We had a Santa Dash on our Christmas jumper day to be active and festive all at once!
Snow Globes Art
In Art we created winter scenes using chalk on black paper! We're dreaming of a white Christmas!!!
The Great Famine
In November we were learning about The Great Famine in History. The children worked in groups to create a poster about a topic from the famine. They researched and designed the poster together and presented it to the whole class. The class then asked them questions about their topic and made a comment on the layout of the poster!
Mosaics in Art
Gaeilge Sa Halla
D'fhoghlaim rang a cúig agus a sé dán as Gaeilge i mí na Samhna! 'Ag Ceannach Éadaí' an t-ainm a bhí air, le Daire Mac Pháidín!
5th & 6th Class learned a poem in Irish in the month of November! 'Ag Ceannach Éadaí' was the name of it, by Daire Mac Pháidín!
You can listen to them saying the poem by clicking the link below!
Papier Mâché Masks for Hallowe'en!
5th & 6th Class made Hallowe'en masks using papier mâché in October. They were very creative in adding their own choice of features to the blank mask and decorating it! Have a look at the slideshow below to see the great ideas they all had!
World War 2 Projects
In October we learned about World War 2 in History. The children were given different titles in their pods to research further using information from the internet on the tablets and information from their books. They then designed projects using the information they found and presented their projects to the rest of the class! Have a look at the brilliant projects they designed below...