Sixth Class have been busy creating a Winter Wonderland Scene. The children of room 22 have made Christmas Trees and Snowmen in the run up to Christmas. We then grouped our Snowmen; giving them personalities and families through observation of each others Snowmen. We hope you all have a very Happy Christmas.
As part of Book Week and Multicultural Week, the children of 6th class (room 22) worked in groups to create projects based on Chile. They worked in groups of five or six; each choosing a different topic to research. During class time the children discussed their topics and how they would present their projects. The children then worked cooperatively to put their projects together. Each group presented their projects to the class. Well done on all your hard work; the projects were fantastic.
To help us learn more about life in Chile we invited Paola White into our classroom to hear first hand what growing up in Chile was really like. We prepared questions to ask Paola during her visit. Paola brought in some lovely pieces from Chile which can be seen in one of our pictures. Thank you Paola for giving up your time to tell us of your experiences of Chile. We really enjoyed your visit and learned so much. One day we may be lucky enough to visit Chile.
Sixth Class were performing at assembly this month. We sang “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen as a tribute following his recent passing. We also sang “Amhrán na gCupán” or “The Cup Song”, which involved the children learning a rhythmic pattern using cups. They put a huge amount of work into these songs and they performed them exceptionally well last Friday.
Also this November, we were learning about Impressionism as an art movement. We studied the work of Impressionist artists such Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh. The children then produced their own paintings using Impressionist techniques inspired by “Field of Poppies” by Vincent Van Gogh. The end results were fantastic and the children had a lot of fun.
This month in Science, we were learning about electricity and magnetism. The children designed and constructed their own series and parallel circuits. We also learned about how magnets work and we designed and made our own compasses. After this we did a little bit of orienteering outside. The children enjoyed working cooperatively on these activities.
Sixth class really enjoyed Book Week this year. Our theme was “Books from around the World”. Sixth classes researched and read books from Chile, Israel and Mexico. Also, as part of this we had a short story competition, we read to the younger classes and we had the opportunity to meet and learn from a very successful children’s author, Jackie Burke. Here’s a picture of us browsing books on one of our trips to the hall. It was a fantastic week.