September 📚✏️

We’ve had a great start to the new school year in Sixth Class! Check out what we’ve been up to below.

We began the year by learning about the theory of Multiple Intelligences. We discovered what type of learners we are and that everyone is intelligent in their own way. We have also been implementing a Growth Mindset in our class by learning about how our brain functions and how we can achieve anything through hard work and perseverance.

At his retirement assembly, we read our memories of Canon McKinley watched the Garda Band perform. Watch some clips here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RP2PvvMBcJuGiinY6Mi71ZMMDKfd1zia/view?usp=sharing

We held our Committee elections. Congratulations to our Student Council Presidents – Alice Lyster and Matthew Ryan, our Green Schools Committee members – Jack Nolan and Juliet Trenaman, and our Active School Committee members – Erin Anthoni and Tristan Magennis.

20 years on, we remembered what happened on September 11th 2001 and learned about the heroes of that day.

In Irish, we learned the song ‘Stocadh Brocadh’ which is ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ as Gaeilge. Watch here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FGc-KrVW8u-x5lIN6ZZCV4–j2xIpwH9/view?usp=sharing

We’ve been doing English stations each week and enjoying using the new iPads!

We were the first class to perform at a whole school assembly. Check out the video here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R3lsjkz1T_OoDSHHTPhJWqIxZewF6Ylp/view?usp=sharing

In general, we’ve been working hard and enjoying being around our friends every day.

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☀️ June ☀️

Take a look at what we got up to in June!

Every morning in June, we popped a balloon which contained the names of two people who are on a pod together. Those people would then get to be VIPs for the day and sit on the VIP table complete with nice pens, juice, sweets, and a bell to ring someone else on their pod for service (e.g. getting their books for them!)

We had our PJ day and an ice-cream van came to the school!

We went to Marlay Park for the day!

We did a Teachers v Students competition!
We had our Fun Night in school.
Please see the video here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/r5wScC2JFeNX3PVw9

We had our Graduation!

Please see all of the photos here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HpjJ5jRl0mxtMfmn2gK-HOto9fRwp370?usp=sharing

We also got donuts on Graduation Day!

After Graduation, we had a Holi Powder fight!

Virtual Open Morning 🎨

As parents cannot come into the school for Open Morning this year, the Sixth Class Pupils have all picked their favourite piece of Art from the year to share in this blog post. They will also be bringing their scrapbooks and sketch pads home from school today so they can show you their work in those! Enjoy ☺️

By Seren
By Pia
By Pearse
By Chloe
By BB
By Ruby
By Lochlann
By Cael
By Tyler
By Thomas
By Izzy
By Ethan
By David
By Jennifer
By Peter
By James
By Rosalyn
By Alice
By Emma
By Jasper
By Hannah R
By Kody
By Ava
By Hannah M
By Jessica
By Jake
By Ben

Here is a selection of clay and papier-mâché that we completed this year, too!

Sixth Class Update!

We’ve been busy since returning to school in March! Sixth Class have been amazing, even winning Class of the Month for April! Here’s an overview of some of the things we’ve been up to:

Suzanne, a nurse who has worked in multiple hospitals and prisons, came onto a Zoom call to answer our questions about her work.

We planted some spinach, beetroot, salad and peas. 🥬

Hannah M’s Mum kindly delivered donuts for her birthday! 🎈🍩

We got our last school photo taken!

We completed presentations all about famous composers. 🎼

We also did group projects based on World Religions.

We also made Ancient Egypt and WWII Project posters!

We took part in the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Raffle.

We started our “Secret Missions”, a problem solving game in which the class are agents and have tasks to get other classmates out e.g. someone might have to tell their target that something is voice activated and get them to try it!

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Christmas in Sixth 🎄❄️☃️⭐️

We’ve had a very festive month in 6th Class! Click this link to see the Christmas Nativity poem we learned with our Drama teacher, Ms.McCoy, as well as a Christmas song we performed just for you! https://photos.app.goo.gl/JAaRmavmayNAQ38D8

Take a look at what else we got up to in class this month!

We did our 6th Class Kris Kindle:

We made catapults to try and catapult marshmallows into hot chocolate:

We did some Christmas Art:

We decorated our class tree:

We made Christmas cards:

And lots of other fun stuff, such as watching our Pen Pals’ Nativity, a surprise message from Santa, some Christmassy lessons, Christmas pen pal letters, a Christmas quiz, Christmas movies, and a LOT of festive head gear!

Happy Christmas Sixth Class and thanks for a great term! I hope you all have a lovely break!

Tie-dye Hoodies

This week we tie-dyed our Sixth Class hoodies and they turned out amazing! It’s brilliant to see the individuality. Take a look below at some photos of the process and product. A big thank you to Kirsa for helping to make these possible!

Halloween 👻🎃

We had a great last week of half term in Sixth Class this week, filled with Halloween-themed activities!

We held a pumpkin carving competition and everyone put in an incredible amount of effort:

Everyone also dressed up in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital:

Well done on a super half-term, Sixth Class! Have a lovely week off! 🎃