Aisling’s 6th Class

 

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 February 2017!

Science week!

Final Experiment!

After presenting their projects, the children tried their hands at erupting cauldrons. The children worked in pairs and completed the experiment in different colours also. They son realized by adding more bicarbonate soda, their cauldron would overflow faster! Great fun had!

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Albert Einstein Projects!

As part of Science week the children worked together in groups on a project about Albert Einstein. The children were given time during class to complete an interesting and creative project based on him. The pictures below show the children in the stations working on their project and presenting them to the class on the final day. The children worked really hard and all of the groups showed great imagination and interest as they presented some extremely interesting and creative projects.

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Teaming up with Julie’s class!

On Wednesday of Science week we went to Julie’s Junior Infant class to work with them to carry out the exploding bag experiment. My class have completed the experiment before so they took the lead and worked extremely well with the juniors as they showed them what they needed to have ready before we headed outside to watch as the bags exploded. It was great fun and both classes really enjoyed it!

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For Science week the children took part in several different activities including investigating balance. The children were pretty sure these activities would be extremely simple but it soon became clear some of them were trickier than they looked. All the children participated and were interested to discover what improves our balance and also what hinders it!

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Syllables! this month we looked at syllables. We worked them across the curriculum and linking work completed in English with our class novel and completing different activities. We finished up our work with them by playing a syllables pair game. This ended to be avery competitive activity with the children very determined to be the winner!

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PE this month we worked on our gymnastic skills. Some of the girls in the class practice gymnastics outside school so they were great to have as demonstrates and as inspiration while watching them perform some very impressive skills!

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January 2017!!!!!!

New Year New Term!

6th class came back a few weeks ago and began work in maths in the area of Time! The new concept for the children this year is working with time zones and the concept of speed. The maths stations for time also included work previously covered with converting from analogue clocks to digital clocks and time word problems. The children had great fun and had to listen to me repeat the line “Remember there is 60 minutes in  1 hour not 100 minutes!”

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PE This Term – Gymnastics

This term in PE we will be concentrating on Gymnastics which will include work with the beam and mat work including tumbles, handstands and cartwheels. The children will work with apparatus like show in the pictures below and will also work on performing a routine consisting of the different movements in groups. The different movements are scaled for the children’s varying abilities also.

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English – Alliteration 

This month in English we looked at examples of alliteration in the oral, written and reading we are doing throughout the day. The children got into pairs and came up with examples of Alliteration. Considering these examples, the children then worked individually to compose an Alliteration poems. The completed poems are shown below, the children had great fun reading them out and some were extremely challenging to read as they used so many alliterations in them! The children displayed the poems pictorially also with all of them making great effort with the presentation of their work!

 

 

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SESE – American Revolution 

This month our theme was the American Revolution. At the beginning of the month we as a group brain stormed all the different areas of the American Revolution. The children pointed out just how many topics there is to do with the American Revolution. We decided to focus on a few key topics. One of which was The Boston Tea Party. The children enjoyed working in pairs to decide what the key causes were and the key effects of the Boston Tea party were.

They then integrated this information with Art and displayed this information in a tea cup! Some of which are shown below. After this we looked at American Presidents and we focused in on George Washington. After gathering some information about George Washington through the use of video clips, comprehensions and brainstorming what they already knew, the children worked in pairs to write and ‘I Am’ Poem about George Washington. All of the poems were really impressive and are excellent examples of the information they retained about George Washington.

As we looked at the American Revolution in art this month we looked at the American artist Jasper John and his 3 flags creation. The children reconstructed this image using his original as a guide to create their version. The flags were then displayed in the class room and looked visually very impressive.

 

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 Learn Together – Chinese New Year

This month one of the themes for our Learn Together Time included looking at Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated. The children enjoyed watching clips about the tradition dragon dances used in parades and learning about the food that is eaten. As it is the year of the rooster the children combined some mindfulness colouring with this theme and designed some beautiful Chinese New Year Rooster pictures as seen below.

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SPHE – Stay Safe Programme – Bullying 

In SPHE this month under the Stay Safe programme we are focusing on the topic of Bullying as a whole school. The picture below shows the beginning of the lesson as we used circle time to discuss bullying, what it is , when it is bullying and how they feel about bullying. The children then took part in a ‘Walking Debate’. They worked in pairs and were given different statements about bullying and had to decide whether they ‘Agreed’ Disagreed’ and or were ‘Not Sure’ with the statement they were given.

Once they decided this they walked to the area in the room that had the appropriate sign that represented their decision. They then discussed why they chose to agree or disagree or where unsure with the statement. The lesson was concluded by the children completing a reflection sheet individually which asked the children to think about themselves and the type of friend they seen themselves as. The feedback on these sheets showed that the children enjoyed the ‘Walking debate’ lesson style and found it a good way to discuss sensitive subjects.

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END OF TERM ONE!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the children this month for all their hard work since September and to wish them and their families a Happy Christmas and New Year!

Christmas Art: 

In Art the children created some cartoon Christmas images using pastels and also ‘catching snowflake’ images. Both lessons were really fun and again shows the artistic talents of this group!

 

 

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Science: Christmas Candy Cane Experiment!

In Science this month we looked at which liquid could dissolve a candy cane the quickest if at all. Firstly the children completed an investigation sheet as they stated which liquid they would pick. They had four liquids to choose from, vinegar, oil, hot water and cold water! The children all dropped the candy canes at the same time and watched as the candy canes dissolved into the liquids. The children were all very interested that it was in fact the oil that did nothing to the candy cane while all of the other liquids eventually completely dissolved the candy cane!

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DECEMBER!!!!!!!!!!

This month we began by linking our themes in our Learn Together programme and the subject of S.P.H.E as we looked at how Christmas is celebrated all around the world. The children then picked a country and displayed how Christmas is celebrated there.

 

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Ancient Greek Clay Project

 In art the children worked on creating a mythological creature made from clay. This project along with the projects completed at home ended the theme of Ancient Greece. The children worked very hard on their individual projects at home and i would like to take this chance to thank all the parents for all of their input and help during the month!

 

 

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Maths Art : Perimeter Names!

To finish off our work on Perimeter, the children found the perimeter of their own names! This lesson linked maths with art and the children really enjoyed designing their names along with finding the perimeter of them. So many beautiful finished pieces of work created by a very talented group of children!

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Perimeter:

The children continued their work in maths this month as we looked at the topic of Perimeter. The children took part in some stations which included a perimeter snakes and ladders game along with finding the perimeter of different item around the classroom!

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Ancient Greek Pottery

The children’s work on Ancient Greece continued as we studied Ancient Greek Pottery. We looked at the different types of pottery along with the different drawings and patterns seen on them. The children then designed their own pottery.

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Personification Superheros!

This month in English we looked at Personification. The children chose an object and turned it into a Personification Superhero! They then wrote a short piece about their creation and created an image of them also!

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Ancient Greek Mythological Creatures

We looked at several Mythological creatures this month and the legends around them. The children chose a creature to feature in their charcoal drawings below.

 

 

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LENGTH: 

The children revised the topic of length this month in Maths. Below the children completed the task of working in pairs and first of estimating the length of different class items like the window, the door, teachers desk and also their partner. Once estimated the children then had to measure to check their estimations.

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MYTHOLOGICAL GREEK CLAY CREATURES!

As the children continue their work on Ancient Greece throughout the month, they drafted a mythological creature they would like to create using clay. The photos below show the children creating their creatures. The clay is currently drying out and the finsihed pieces will be uploaded shortly!

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Music lessons with Teacher Aran:

6th class have been taking part in music lessons with Teacher Aran every week and have recently begun working on a performance with Aran. The photos below show the children practicing with Aran on their performance. Teacher Katie has also joined along playing the cello with the group. The pieces are coming together and the children are really enjoying the Music lessons each week.

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Debating with Teacher Clare!

This month the children have been working with Clare on taking part in a debate and the procedure for carrying out a debate. The pictures below show the chidlren debating the topic of the need for mobile phones by young children. The topics have been very engaging and interesting to discuss with the children and gain their insights on different topical matters.

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Calligram Poems:

The children created a Calligram poem this month on an object/ topic of their choosing.

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GAA WITH TOMMY:

6th class have been playing GAA every week under the guidance of Tommy. Every week i have noticed how the games are increasing some the children’s confidence and their willingness to engage in the game. The girls in particular have really increased their confidence levels and as a result as can be seen in the pictures below are more active in the games each week.

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P.E. this month involves circuit training and games!

Below are some pictures of the children playing ‘meet me in the middle’. In this game the children have to meet their partner in the middle and complete the given activity and then return to the wall as quick as they can. Activities include 5 push ups, 5 high fives, 5 sit ups each before returning to the wall. The game is a firm favourite with the group.

 

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MATHS DATA PROJECT:

This month the children completed a lot of project work. We looked at the topic of date this month and the children completed a project involving date. They had to complete several parts to the project including presenting it to the class at the end. Before this they had to first come up with a Research question relevant for their age group and that would allow them to collect data for. Some of the chosen topics included: which bottle is the best to practice flipping and which clothes brand is the most popular in our class. The children then asked all their classmates their research question and they then had to display the results on a trend graph. They worked hard to then come up with question about their graph and finally had to swap projects with another group to complete the questions. This involved a peer assessment questionnaire. The final stage was a presentation to the class on the project as a whole and all the steps involved. The children worked really hard and created some fantastic graphs and are improving at presenting their work all the time. Photos below show the children presenting their project and working in their groups.

 

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ANCIENT GREECE:

Our theme this month is Ancient Greece and the children began by creating a storyboard involving one of the Greek Gods and Goddesses in the story. The children worked on this in groups and will use the story board to write the story out and present it to the class as a group.

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NOVEMBER

The children have started the month with setting to work on Narrative writing.

Firstly the children began with working on different settings. The children were given different settings and created a short story using this setting. They came up with some very creative and imaginative stories and depicted these in some beautiful pictures also.

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Happy Halloween!

The children all made great efforts to celebrate Halloween.

We had some very interesting and elaborate costumes which provided great entertainment and fun for everyone.

 

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CREATIVE COLOURFUL CREATURES!

The children drafted and sketched a creature of their own and used pastels

to design and colour before displaying on some paper!

 

 

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SCÉALTA OÍCHE SHAMHNA!!!!!!!!!

The children worked very very hard this month on learning the irregular Irish verbs in the past tense. They also spent a lot of time learning prepositions in Irish and constructing sentences with them. They put all their hard work together to create a short Irish Halloween story containing all of these elements. They displayed them on a spooky haunted house before reading it out loud to the rest of the class to practice reading in Irish also! Oíche Shamhna Shona duit!

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HARVEST TIME!

The children learned about Harvest celebrations around the world this month. They worked in groups to become up with a picture which depicted how Harvest was celebrated across the different continents! Afterwards the children creasted Harvest Acrostic poems individually.

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MATHS MULTIPLICATION STATIONS!!!!!!!

The children finished all their hard work on multiplication in maths this month with stations. There was great fun and excitement in particular with the card games where quick thinking was involved to gain point to become the winner! Alot of the children lost track of their dies while playing the games in some pf the pictures!

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METAPHOR POEMS!!!

The children created metaphor poems this month during their English time in class! The children are concentrating hard on completing in all of their assigned in class work by the end of the week. This piece of work is a good example of how diligent the children are becoming at this task with all the children’s poems displayed by Friday!

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193 AUTUMN ADJECTIVE POEMS!

The children worked in pairs to come up with as many adjectives as they could to describe Autumn. Once they had compiled a list they chose a topic associated with Autumn. A lot of the children based their poems on Halloween! 

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Simile Sandwiches!

The children revised similes this month. They listened to a song compilation to identify the examples of similes they could hear. Afterwards the children created a simile sandwich in pairs using the parts of a sandwich to inspire them! 

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SPACE WEEK!!!!!!!

During October we celebrated Space Week by working on group projects about each of the planets in our Solar System. The children were in mainly groups of three and had to work together to gather information and plan their project including how they would display their information and how they would present their project to the class. On the final day of Space week, the children presented their projects and displayed new skills in how they conducted the presentation. Well done to all of the children for working as a group to create these beautiful projects!

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193 AUTUMN ADJECTIVE POEMS!

The children worked in pairs to come up with as many adjectives as they could to describe Autumn. Once they had compiled a list they chose a topic associated with Autumn. A lot of the children based their poems on Halloween! 

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Simile Sandwiches!

The children revised similes this month. They listened to a song compilation to identify the examples of similes they could hear. Afterwards the children created a simile sandwich in pairs using the parts of a sandwich to inspire them! 

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SPACE WEEK!!!!!!!

During October we celebrated Space Week by working on group projects about each of the planets in our Solar System. The children were in mainly groups of three and had to work together to gather information and plan their project including how they would display their information and how they would present their project to the class. On the final day of Space week, the children presented their projects and displayed new skills in how they conducted the presentation. Well done to all of the children for working as a group to create these beautiful projects!

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ANDY WARHOL INSPIRED PORTRAITS:

The children created some beautiful Andy Warhol inspired portraits this month. They really enjoyed creating the colourful portraits using pastels and put a huge amount of effort into their work.

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LEGO PORTRAITS

The children completed lego portraits this month also during art to add to their collection of portraits for the month of Sepetember.

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Class Projects!

Below are some of the beautiful projects the children worked on during the month of September. Each child was given a country to research at home and then in class created a display for their information before presenting it at the end of the week. Each child took part in the first presentation and although a little nervous, they all did extremely well and displayed all the hard work they had completed on their individual projects!

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Mine craft Portraits!

This month in Art we looked at portraits and different styles. The children created a Mine Craft inspired portrait on their chosen model. They turned out great and proved what a creative bunch the children of 6th class are!

 

 

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Alex Nolan’s Marge Simpson Mine Craft Creation!

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Mine craft inspired self portrait by Dylan

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Place Value Stations!

The Following pictures display the children working at different maths stations

involving place value games!

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Danny & Alex losing track of their dice!

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Finley and Luca drawing at Place Value Card Game!

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The next set of pictures involves the children working on 2d shapes maths stations, involving constructing a

2d shape individually and investigating lines of symmetry and playing a version of tic tac toe involving 2d shapes!

 

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Evas star construction with added smiley faces!