6th Class Alive Outside tour

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6th class went to Alive Outside on tour this year.

We took part in kayaking, Splash Down and Water Jump in the early part of the morning – even Ms Dolan and Ms Coe took the plunge!  Later we did some bushcraft and outdoor survival skills, had lunchbreak in the forest followed by marshmallows on the campfire.  As the rain got increasingly heavier we tried out the various obstacle courses and even tackled the W A L L!

Despite the rain, we all had the BEST time!

 

Class of 2021 Graduation

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On Thursday, a beautiful day, our 6th Class pupils had their Graduation Service in the school playground.  They shared their memories of their Taney years through Reflection Poems and prayers.  Ms. Dolan and Ms. Coe presented the children with their Graduation scrolls at the end of the service.  The day ended with lovely goodie bags and graduation cupcakes organised by the 5th Class Parents and the PTA.

Congratulations to you all as you head off to secondary school – we will miss you!

6th Class Sports for All Day!

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Sports Day looked a little different this year but it was jam packed full of exciting activities!  We started off our morning with Zumba and some Circuit challenges.  Later on we did some Rounders, Football and Strength & Conditioning.  The day was finished with a delicious 99 ice cream and some mindfulness and relaxing board games.  Everyone had a great day!

Minibeasts

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In Sixth Class we have been learning about Minibeasts, and more specifically, Insects!  We learnt lots of interesting facts about them.  Insects have six legs, they are invertebrates and they can grow new exoskeletons!  We set some pitfall traps outside and we put different foods in the containers.  By doing so, we found out that some minibeasts are carnivores, some are herbivores and others are omnivores.  We also did some research and beautiful artwork where we used skills and elements such as tonal shading, realistic and abstract colours, patterns and texture.

Garda Visit

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Today Sixth Class had a visit from Sergeant Howlin and Garda Ivor.  We sat out in the glorious sunshine and he spoke to us about internet safety, secondary school, abiding by the law and the importance of integrity and respect.

Sixth Class Artists

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This week, we learnt all about the famous artist, Mondrian.  He developed an interest in abstract art and was inspired by Cubism.  He developed his own style called “Neoplasticism”.  He painted using primary colours, simple lines and geometric shapes.  We planned our ideas and created the shapes using masking tape.  Then, we painted our blocks of colour, removed the masking tape and pained our black lines.  Check out our impressive work inspired by Mondrian.

Nelson Mandela

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As part of our Nelson Mandela discovery, we looked at some of his most famous quotes.  We discussed why his quotes were famous and why his words were important.  The class looked at different quotes and then chose the one that stood out to them the most and created a poster to represent the words!

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