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!!
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.
Some dance moves to keep us active on a rainy day!
For the week that’s in it, today we took inspiration from Michael Jackson’s Thriller to create zombie inspired dances of our own!
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.
Ms. Coe’s 6th class buddied up with Ms. Leahy’s Junior Infants and taught them a range of games.
In Drama class, Ms. Coe’s 6th Class developed a drama through Irish and you can see “Luch sa Theach” pictured here.
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.
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.
Today Junior Infants and 6th Class had their first Buddy Day! The 6th class children taught the Juniors how to play different games.
We finished off our “Air” topic in Science by playing a game showing that air exerts pressure.
Our first Irish Dancing module begins.
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!!
A presentation of a plate each was made to our two soccer Players of the Year in Assembly this week. Well done!
We have had lovely sunny days for the 6th class training season and matches.
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.
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 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?
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 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!
Our 6th Class cricket team won their first game of the Leinster Leprechaun Cupn against St. Joseph’s all boys school in Clondalkin – well done Taney!
When mirroring you partner’s dance moves in P.E. turns into a girls vs boys dance off!!
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.
Mrs Martin’s sixth class buddied up with Miss Leahy’s junior infants to help them with their reading and sounds, and everyone had great fun!
Sixth class were using some of their new “score & slip” skills in clay to create some delicious looking cupcakes.
Sixth class have been learning about France in Geography and History. To finish off the topic they created a Travel Brochure for France. This also incorporated persuasive writing and advertising awareness!
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.
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.
Sixth Class have been busy getting their classrooms ready for Christmas!
In recent weeks they have also completed some clay models.
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.