'Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.'
Write a Book Competition 2021 Congratulations to.... Kayla on her winning entry 'The Virus' Highly commended entries: Alexis - 'Mia's Sleepover', Kali - 'The Man Down the Road', and Tyra 'All About Me'
Easter Holidays are Here!
Lá Fhéile Pádraig agus Seachtain na Gaeilge We researched places to visit in Ireland and created beautiful paintings. We drew shamrock characters and constructed Celtic knots. We also read about some infamous creatures from Irish mythology. We used this information to write interesting reports on these creatures.
Christmas in 6th Class
There were lots of Christmas activities taking place in 6th class. We made Advent wreaths and an Advent Kindness calendar. We constructed paper stars to decorate the school corridors. We entered a Christmas card competition run by An Garda Síochána. We wrote and published Christmas picture books and constructed a Christmas village inspired by Whoville. We finished the lead up to Christmas by decorating cups of hot chocolate for a special someone in our lives and making snowmen.
We completed Christmas themed science projects. Our ideas included: a flying Santa, Christmas bauble lava lamps, a spinning Christmas tree, a Christmas village with moving parts, light up Christmas baubles, crystallised candy canes, making snow and a moving reindeer.
We're beginning to feel the chill of winter creeping in! We used our Irish poem 'An Geimhreadh' as an opportunity to show off our beautiful handwriting and presentation skills. As part of our narrative writing we worked on descriptive passages. We examined photos of winter scenes and used our senses to help us describe what we saw. We used our paintings of a winter evening's sky to compliment our descriptive passages.
We spent some time exploring school through the ages. We read about the progression of education in Ireland from the time of the Celts to the National School System. We put together a snap shot poster of life in Christ the King National School in the year 2020.
Science Week 2020 We celebrated Science Week with some daily science activities. We explored 'signs of life' as our theme for the week. Some of our activities included researching a famous scientist, examining the characteristics of life, imagining what form life might take on another planet, investigating yeast for signs of life and using bread to find signs of life in the form of bacteria/fungus. We constructed a robotic hand, part of the Intel Mini Scientist virtual event, and finished the week with some Science themed shadow art.
Halloween - We read about the origins and traditions of Halloween. We made Halloween torches. We enjoyed some Halloween poetry and practised alliteration in an 'A-Z of Halloween' booklet. We painted haunted houses against a night sky and created some 'Day of the Dead' collages using coloured paper.
We celebrated Maths week with lots of fun activities. We watched Maths tv, played online games, explored the number plates of the cars parked on the yard and created some interesting maths art - All About Me sums and Islamic geometric patterns.
Project work - We completed our first group projects of the year on The European Union
We designed mazes using a magnet to pull our characters along the correct path.