Our class made remembrance cards for our loved ones. Have a look at our Remembrance Wall.
You ask - 'What is a haiku?
No, it's not some sort of strange dance. A haiku is a type of poem.
A haiku is usually composed of seventeen syllables in three short lines. The first line
often contains five syllables, the second line seven syllables, and the third line five
syllables. A haiku is usually written in present tense, with a pause at the end of the first or
second line, and it normally doesn't rhyme.
Here is a flavour of our Halloween haikus.
The day of the dead
Trick or treat with lots of sweets
Don't forget to share. Ryan
It is Halloween
Horror, ghosts and trick or treat,
I love Halloween. Rebecca
Horror's on telly
Bonfires and fireworks explode
Children treat or treat Shauna
This is Halloween
Roasted pumpkins, horror, skulls
This is Halloween Eoghan
The night of the dead
Bonfire, fireworks, BOOM!! Erin
This is Halloween
Everybody trick or treat
Dress up and be seen. Amber
Halloween is here
It's such a spooky time
I love Halloween. Hayley
Here are some of our Mayan projects that truley capture the history of the Maya. We have a lot of amazing projets by all of our amazing students . The Maya were desendents of a native American tribe named the Olmec . The Maya were a very inteligent civilization being the first to write on paper, make chocolate and to read the stars. They were most advanced between two hundred and nine hundred AD . Many factors led to their decline such as, wars between cities, loss of food and disease and or a mass murder attack by the Spanish when they landed during the Spanish conquisedores.
eoghan birchall, shauna byrne, izza may soliven and cadhla cotter
we are all so happy to be chosen to work on our school blog.
Welcome to our class blog for the 18/19 school year. We hope that you enjoy reading about and viewing the many activities and lessons we will be doing throughout the year ahead.
Autumn is with us and we decided to look at the many autumn scenes around us. Our inspiration was the artist, David Hockney.
David Hockney is one of the most important painters of the 20th century.
He was born on 9th July 1937 in Bradford, England.
His paintings sell for millions of dollars.
It is said that he is the most popular and versatile British artist of the 20th century.
This is my first ever blog for 5th and 6th class blog.
Today in our Art Class we used the technique of collage to create our summery pictures. Everybody is enjoying the beautiful sunny weather we have right now. It is important to use our imaginations to create designs for our flip flops. We had the opportunity to listen to our favourite music as we worked.
Well done to Ajay who created today's blog! 08/06/2018
The pupils in 5th and 6th class have formed groups to work on STEM projects throughout our final term this school year.
Our first challenge was to create an object with wheels that would stand on its own and that would roll freely on flat ground.
Each day this past week a group worked independently on the challenge. We used Knex to create our automobiles. Our next target will be to include motors and create motorised vehicles.
Please have a look at our results!
We are preparing for our Global Citizenship Energy Flag and today we embarked on a programme of discovery to create energy from a variety of sources. We had five stations with something different happening at each station.
Table 1 had the task of creating a simple motor _ They followed every step but the motor did not work. That team have to go back to the drawing board to find out WHY?
Table 2 were looking at Renewable and Non Renewable sources of energy _ They took a pinwheel and used wind to make it move. Then they went to gather coins spread throughout the room. The more they went to look for coins the less was there to be found. Renewable energy like wind can be used again and again. Whereas Non-Renewable energy like coal, peat and oil are diminishing in supply all the time. As Global Citizens we need to come up with ways of using more and more Renewable Energy.
Table 3 examined different products to determine their effectiveness as Insulator _ With three different Insulators wrapped around the mugs the group had a fourth mug without any insulation. This acted as the control. They placed a thermometer in each mug. Then Teacher poured the same quantity of hot water into each mug. The group tracked the temperature of each mug at intervals of five minutes. They found that the Bubble Paper was the best overall insulator.
Table 4 used up the left over lemons from Pancake Day to create electric energy - A lemon with two slits and a €2 coin wedged into each slit. A wire was put down into the slit. All the team waited to get a shock but NO ACTION. Sean was thinking scientifically and he trim the edge of the wire insulator and replaced the wires in the slit. RESULT - Everybody could feel the tingling sensation of the electricity. Well Done Sean!!
Table 5 made their own flying rocket using simply AIR - Elise and her team set up a landing strip for their balloon rocket to take off. They had a quick result and deduced that the shape of the balloon had a link to how fast the rocket flew across the strip.
We'll be back again for more exciting science.