The pupils in Sixth Class have been focusing on Procedural Writing and the use of “instruction verbs” in English and Irish. In PE, each pod created a game using some equipment. Using the procedural writing genre, we wrote some fantastic instructions for the games we created. Another pod followed the steps to try out our games. As you can see, we had great fun!
The children this week are focussing on orders in Irish and English. In P.E. class today they had to plan a game with their pod using a small amount of equipment and then tonight they will write up the game and have it ready to hand in on Friday!
There are three challenges:
- Working together to create an idea.
- Creating a game with a small amount of equipment.
- Creating a game that had 8 steps.
Sixth Class had lots of fun during Science Week. We conducted an experiment to show that “Air Exerts Pressure”. The card stayed put on some containers but there were lots of giggles when one or two experiments didn’t quite work out!
We also investigated aerodynamics and made paper gliders and aeroplanes. Some children adjusted their models in an attempt to make them go further. This is what engineers often do when testing out their new products and designs. We had some travel well over 8 metres!
Many of us also designed posters for the “ESB Stay Safe, Stay Clear” competition. This competition promotes the importance of staying safe outdoors when near electricity poles and overhead wires.
Last week 6th class took part in a “Flights Distances Workshop” where they designed a paper airplane and threw it to see how far it would go in metres. The children then had the opportunity to return to the class and change or alter the design and then have a second try to see if they could get the plane to go even further!! Some children even counted how long their airplane was airborne for, the average time was about 2-3 seconds!
6th class enjoyed getting soaked this week when the experiment we were doing went wrong! We were trying to show that ‘”Air exerts pressure”! Many pupils were successful, however some ended up getting drenched, much to their delight!!
This week in Sixth Class we designed our own spooky Hallowe’en t-shirts. Some of even wore them when we performed our own ‘Thriller’ dance. Check out some of our moves.
Have a nice mid-term break from all of us in Sixth Class!
The pupils in Sixth Class have been learning about lots of new things. We explored some of the Geography and History of Australia. We even performed our own Aboriginal dances and added instruments. Some of our other work includes beautiful Rangoli-inspired Art and Myths and Legends we wrote and illustrated ourselves.
6th class have been discussing Colonialism and the countries in Australasia. We discussed Australia and learnt about the Geography of the country. We then moved onto New Zealand and learnt a little bit about the aboriginal people in New Zealand, the Mauri. We learnt about The Haka and the traditions behind it. We then created our own versions of the Haka! We even got a chance to battle it out!