We looked at the role of the President and learned about former Presidents of Ireland in sixth class this week. We also held a mock election , voting by secret ballot. Toby and Éanna were selected as the polling station clerks. When voting was completed, Kane sorted the ballot papers eliminating any spoiled votes. The votes were then counted and the quota (15 votes) was met by Michael D. Higgins in the first count. We will be watching the count centres carefully this weekend to see if the result will be similar.
We used pastels to create a picture inspired by The Scream by Edvard Munch. The results were very impressive.
We made some fantastic projects on volcanoes and hibernation. We have learned so much from all the different projects. A lot of hard work was put into making them. Have a look at our work!
Today we made some Halloween shortbread biscuits. We used butter, sugar and flour to make them and used Halloween shaped cutters to create bats, owls and cats from the mixture. We wrote the recipe in our copies and might try to bake them at home. They were delicious!!!!
Sixth Class had a very busy week last week taking part in a range of activities for Maths Week. We worked together to solve puzzles and mazes enjoying challenges such as Solvemoji on the Ipads. We participated in a walkabout maths trail in groups on the school yard on Monday. On Wednesday we were delighted to welcome Pat Hanrahan into the classroom to introduce us to an exciting new maths resource called Izak 9. Izak 9 consists of 27 cubes in a box and a wide range of activities can be completed using these. We hope we get to use them again. Throughout the week, the pupils in 5th and 6th Class participated in the Maths Week target board challenge. We worked with determination with number and operations to arrive at the daily target number and were rewarded with first position on the leader board at the end of the week. We are very proud of ourselves!
We have been working on our teamwork skills over the last few weeks in sixth class by taking part in some team challenges. One challenge was to build a cup tower using twelve cups and a rubber band with four strings attached. We could only touch the stings and not the band or the cups. We worked very well together and constructed some impressive towers.
Check out our 'Funky Witches Legs' and our 'Spooky Skeleton Masks' that we created as part of Halloween Art this year! We enjoyed drawing, painting, cutting, sticking and decorating these spooky creations!! Happy Halloween to All !!!!
We have been learning about a variety of animals and their habitats in Rang a Trí recently. Over the past couple of weeks we have been busy researching on our school Ipads and at home. We all picked different animals and shared lots of interesting facts with the class. We represented our findings using pictures and our best handwriting. Some of us also decided to do 3D projects! Well done everybody!
What a week we've had here in Room 10 and we are delighted to announce that Bushypark NS are now the National Maths Week Target Board champions! We, along with the other senior classes, took part in the sometimes "mind boggling" task of carrying out various computations and equations in order to compete in the Target Board Challenge. Tensions were often high and we found ourselves in a real battle with another school on Thursday afternoon; however all the hard work paid off in the end! A lot of co-operation and teamwork was involved and each person's input was greatly needed!
We want to say a huge thank you to Mr. Cunningham for organising all of the Maths Week Activities!
Take a look at some of the highlights from Maths Week in Room 10!
We did some lovely activities this week for Maths Week. Here are some pictures of what we did. They were fun ways of learning Maths.
Thanks and well done to MacDara and Shay for their amazing volcano projects. They added vinegar, bread soda, washing-up liquid and red food colouring to make their volcanoes erupt. It was great fun watching them. Great work boys!!
Yesterday we did an investigation on a sample of soil to see what we would find. During our search we found bugs, moss, twigs, leaves and stones as well as other things. We then filled half a glass jar with soil and the other half with water and left it to settle for an hour. We recorded what had sank and what had floated to the top.
Green Schools Walk Ability
Today my class had a visit from Caitríona, the Green Schools person. She told us that we were going on a walk to the Bailey and Bushypark Church. She gave some of us jobs. Tommy and Isabelle were on timing, Cian and Aidan were tallying the vehicles and Sophie, Leah and I were measuring the distance with trundle wheels.
We started at the school gates wearing hi-vis vests and carrying pens and paper. By the time we got the Bailey we covered 580m and it took 8mins 42secs going up and 7mins 19seconds going down. We saw 74 cars, 5 lorries, 3 bikers and 1 digger.
Going down to the church from our school gate was 864m and took 11mins 49 seconds . We saw 52 vans, 17 lorries, 3 buses, 2 walkers, 2 bikers and 320 cars.
On our walk we saw lots of leaves, some of them were the sycamore, the hawthorn, oak, birch, ash and horse chestnut. We also found some holly, ivy, ash keys [ash tree seeds] and butterfly plants.
Some good things we saw along our walk ability trip were a zebra crossing outside our school, a school sign, a footpath and a speed limit sign. Some things we saw that were not too good were that the footpath didn’t continue all the way up to The Bailey, our school sign was slightly covered by a bush and the speeding sign was very small.
It was a really fun day and I’m sure everyone would love to do it again!
By Bridget Egan, 5th Class.
Here in 6th class we recently looked into the colour wheel - learning all about primary, secondary and tertiary colours.
We explored how we can create a huge variety of colours and tones by mixing the 3 Primary colours: Red, Blue and Yellow. We also looked at 'complimentary colours' - which are colours that are found at opposite sides of the colour wheel.
Take a look at our how we created our wonderful 'Colour Wheel Eyes' - it's amazing what can be achieved using only 3 colours!