After all the practice over the years, our 6th class have almost become professional skippers! We loved learning all the new skills and tricks again this year and its amazing what we can now do both jumping on our own... and with our friends!! Take a look at what we can do!!
We spent a lot of time the last few weeks discussing the importance of kindness and looking out for others. We have become very aware of the importance of including everyone and never being a bystander in any situation. We did some nice art work, had a "special secret friend" each day, a "Describe Me" activity, kept a special eye out for people on the yard and made a big effort to speak to or acknowledge everyone each day. Our motto of the week was "All Equal, All Different" and we celebrated our individuality in a welcome environment!
Describe Me Activity
We would like to say a huge thank you to Xperimental who came to visit us during Science Week and put on a fantastic show! We really enjoyed learning all about the gases and materials that were used for the experiments. Some lucky volunteers got a chance to take part in the show. Take a look at the pictures below to get a taste of what we got to see on the day!
We have been studying plants in 6th class recently and we did our own experiment to observe how water is transported through a plant. We used food colouring, celery, water and a clear plastic cup for our experiment. The food colouring and water was absorbed by the plant and each day we watched how it slowly travelled up through the stem with the food colouring. Can you notice the movement by looking through the pictures?
We have been looking at length in room 6 and finding different ways to measure different lengths and widths. We used our fingertips, hand span, stride, cubes and lollipop sticks to measure. Take a look at us investigating.
Today, as part of science week in fourth class, we had a visit from Marine Biologists in G.M.I.T . They set up six stations in our classroom and we were divided into groups. Each station had a different task in relation to plastic and the marine environment. We really enjoyed all the tasks and would like to say a huge thank you to Róisín and all the Marine Biologists for taking the time to visit us. Here are some pictures of us working at the stations:
We had great fun on Friday October the 27th before we went home for the Halloween break! We spent the morning "attempting" to bake but I think we can safely say that Ms Fox will not be leading her little 6th class bakers to the Great British Bake Off any time soon!! :) (There were a few little mistakes made that made it all the more entertaining and we will be sure not to make again! )
We made spooky tasting buns that we didn't intend on being spooky... taste if you dare!!
Thankfully Ms Walsh saved the day with her cookie making skills and they were delicious! We had a great laugh and thoroughly enjoyed the fun in the kitchen!
Just before the school bell rang, we had a little visitor.. A friendly witch!! She was so very kind to give us all some Halloween treats. We had no idea who the witch was but we had a sneaky suspicion that it resembled a very kind Mum of someone in the class! A big thank you to our special visitor!!