Team Hope Christmas Shoe box Appeal

On Monday, Team Hope came back to school to collect the Christmas shoe boxes which the children had been busily packing over the mid-term break.  Every child carried their shoe box down to the Robert Smyth Hall and built them up against the back wall to make a very colourful mountain!  Sixth Class helped carry out and load the boxes into the Team Hope van.  Well done to all the children who took part! Taney children sent off an amazing 359 boxes to surprise and thrill the lucky boys and girls who receive them; what a fabulous Christmas present to get!!

Rediscovery Centre School Tour

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Last Thursday Sixth Class went on a trip to the Rediscovery Centre.  The children engaged in an “Everyday Engineering” workshop which introduced various engineering concepts and processes, types of engineering, and illustrated how engineering is an essential part of our lives.  The hands-on activities included engineering challenges from K’Nex towers and circuit building, to constructing an earthquake-proof house.  Some of our houses even managed to stay intact during the earthquake!  A great day was had by all.

Australia S.E.S.E.

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As part of our Australia S.E.S.E. topic we are studying the Aboriginal People.  The children created their own Aboriginal dance.  They used instruments to add in a musical element and a beat to follow.

Myths & Legends

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It all began with telling versions of the same myth involving Fionn MacCumhall!  A drama, writing some ideas of our own myth, using a mind-map and then creating our own comic strip myth.

STEM Group Challenges

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The pupils in Sixth Class have been very busy since they returned to school.  We’ve been engaging in STEM group challenges including: Marshmallow Towers and Cup Towers.

 

Back to School!

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6th Class began their Science for the year with a critical thinking activity!  They had to save Fred the snake/worm using only 4 paperclips and team work!!

Chicks!

It’s that time of the year again!  This year we have 4 chicks between both 6th classes.  A few less than normal but these ones are a lively bunch and are already trying to escape from their box!  The chicks have been on a tour of the school to meet all the children.

Avengers: Infinity War

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As you can see there are some Avengers: Infinity War inspired pieces here!  6th class created these art pieces manipulating chalk using rubbing techniques and rulers.  Some added in detail using a fine liner pen!

6th Class History projects

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6th class have been on a journey in History over the last few months.  We started with Slavery, moved onto The American Civil War, and we have just finished learning about the inspirational Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  What do you think of our MLK inspired art?

Newspaper Skyline

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In pairs the class created a Newspaper Skyline.  They used sponges to create the background and cut up newspaper for the skyline.  They added detail with fineliner pens or permanent markers.  Some chose their own skyline, whereas others took inspiration from a variety of famous skylines across the globe!

Sixth Class Activities

Sixth Class have been very active in recent weeks, having fun at the Sponsored Walk in Marlay, starting the first week of their Cycling Course.  In the classroom too…painting Salvador Dali themed “Spring Birds” and performing a Jackson Five “I Want You Back” inspired drama!

Final Year Project

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Before Ms. Dolan’s class embark on their final project of the year they had some fantastic project presentations from two members of the other class!  This final project will be on a topic of the children’s choice and it will include a PowerPoint and a presentation.

 

The Digestive System

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Sixth class have completed a delightful experiment to model the process of Digestion!

They used a ziploc bag to represent the stomach, tights which were the small intestine, a metal tray or tupperware box which was the body, and a paper cup with a hole in it which represented both the large intestine and the rectum.

Sa bhialann

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Sixth Class are doing “Sa bhialaan” as our comhrá week.

The class have been learning vocabulary all week.  Today they created a drama of a comhrá in pairs and recorded it on whiteboards.  They then performed it for the class and wrote the comhrá into their Gaeilge copy.

Science Week & Projects

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Sixth class learnt about Australia in October. The children create a range of posters and projects as part of this combined History and Geography theme.  They have also created other great projects and artwork.

To celebrate Science Week children from 6th class got into groups and picked some experiments to show the Junior Infants. They picked a mixture of experiments; ones that they learnt in previous years and new experiments that they had researched.