During Engineer’s Week we learnt about the different types of engineers and their jobs. Keelin’s mum came in for ‘hour of code’ where we learnt how to begin coding. Here is the website for those that want to try it at home;
A marine biologist visited the class. He showed us some fascinating creatures that can be found just down the road on Dollymount Strand. His visit tied in with our attempt for our next Green Flag which is ‘Biodiversity’. Mary is the Green Girl for room 6. She has been busy attending Green School meetings and updating the class.
Safer Internet Day
February 5th was Safer Internet Day. We discussed the dangers we could face online and how to be safe. Never talk to someone you don’t know on social media. Don’t give out personal information. We then had a debate, discussing the pros and cons of owning a phone in primary school. The majority of the class decided that while a phone can be useful for keeping in contact with parents, it is not necessary to have a phone with internet connection in primary school.
Thank you to all those who visited room 6 for our successful Italian Day. The girls did fabulous work on their Ancient Rome and Italy projects. We had lots of fun presenting our work, and of course eating plenty of Italian culinary samples.
World Book Day
For World Book Day we dressed up as characters from our favourite books. The girls wrote book reviews on a book they read recently and redesigned a front cover for our annual competition. Mrs. McCarthy had a tough job reading all the entries but she now has a list of great recommendations. Congratulations to Louise – the room 6 winner! 🙂 Louise reviewed ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Bhí an spórt againn tríd Seachtain na Gaeilge. Bhíomar ag caint as Gaeilge, ag imirt cluichi agus ag damhsa. Rinne na cailíní a dhícheall Gaeilge a usáid i gconaí, ag ceartu an obair bhaile, ag caint ag am lón nó ag cuir ceist orm. Maith sibh cailíní! 🙂
We had great fun during Seachtain na Gaeilge. We were speaking Irish, playing games and dancing. The girls made an effort to always use Irish, correcting homework, talking at lunchtime or asking me questions. Well done girls!
Everyday we listened to the senior classes announce the news in Irish over the intercom. This was followed by ‘Ceist an Lae’, providing the correct answer to the daily question earned a raffle ticket to go in the draw for a prize on Lá Glas. 6th class came to remind us the steps to An Dreolín. We also learnt Ionsaí na hInse (Seige of Ennis) during P.E. On Wednesday, the whole school came together for a ceilí. Each class group preformed a different dance.
In our Lá Glas assembly we enjoyed a ceolchoirm. Doireann and Keelin played ‘Maggie in the Wood’ on the fiddle and concertina. Louise, Doireann, Keelin, Niamh and Ruth performed Irish dances for the school. We have a very talented bunch in our class! Mrs. McCarthy also announced the winners of the annual seanfhocal competition. Congratulations to Sophia who was the room 6 winner!
Biodiversity Action Day
As mentioned, the school is working towards their next Green Flag, this flag is for biodiversity. Recently, we have been learning about bees and the important role they play in our lives. We made a display of what we learnt.
We also held a no power day in room 6. For an entire day we did not use power in the classroom. No lights, computers or whiteboards were switched on for an entire day!
Mary met with Audrey who was the inspector. She seemed very impressed with our work in the garden and our noticeboard.
Born to Run
Recently we started reading our second novel, ‘Born to Run’ by Michael Morpurgo.
Murpurgo is a fantastic author! This book is a little different as the main character is a dog. We are following the adventures of Best Mate.
Some of the roles we play when reading novels are;
Word Wizard– find interesting or new words in the text
Artful Artist– visually depict anything about the story that engaged you.
Clever Connector– connect the text to your own lives, books, movies etc.
Summariser– write and share a short overview of what you have read.
We will be reading this novel for homework over the next few weeks. The girls have been advised to read with an adult. The reading can be shared, with both student and adult taking turns of reading. Discuss the plot with your daughter, predict what happens next, use new and interesting vocabulary together in daily conversations.
Our measurement stations have come to an end. Our Friday maths stations are now recap sessions. In these sessions there are two games stations and two teacher led stations with Ms. McCarthy and Mrs. O’Toole. So far we have revised fractions, multiplication and division. The stations are a great opportunity to revisit topics that haven’t been covered in a while and keep them fresh in our heads.
We have also started focusing on word problems on Thursdays. We have identified word problems as an area of maths we need to improve on as a class. We are working together to become better problem solvers 🙂
Congratulations to Andrea who is our current class president.
Ailbhe is our vice president!