Draughts

October 11, 2021

We've started playing Draughts in 6th Class this month. Hopefully, with a bit of practice, we will be able to set up a class tournament in the coming weeks 🤞🏽

PE

October 11, 2021

So far this term we are working on the Games strand of  PE. We started off with some basketball and soccer and have now moved on to Hockey! 🏑

 

September Blog

October 11, 2021

September 2021

Have a look at what we've been up to during the month of September.

One of the first fun things we did was learning about this person called ‘Banksy’. He is an anonymous artist who is known for his street art. We learned that he had a very good painting but he put a shredder in the frame of the art. It was called ‘Girl with a balloon’. It was sold for €1 million and as soon as the hammer hit the wood, it shredded itself.

Odhrán Healy

 

 

 

 

Kandinsky is an artist who specialised in abstract art. His art doesn’t look like too much, but each dot, line or squiggle means something. Each of his pictures tells it's own story. He even has a painting that is just circles. It was sold for millions; that tells it's own story!

Ben O'Connor

 

Another thing we were learning about was different types of families. I thought before, everything is fine with every family but it really isn’t. Last year I lost my brother and I learned how precious your family is.
I also learned how hard life is for other families, like how some are living on a mountain in tents. Honestly, I don’t know how lucky I am to have an easy life. We did this game about two weeks ago where we guessed where families live.
You think you know so much about everyone, but you don’t realise how hard it is for some families. That’s all I have to say about families, but one more thing: Feel lucky for how much you have.

Luca Herviaux

 

The Novel we are reading is called Can You See Me? I love seeing what life is like for a girl with Autism. It explains how people see her, what she feels about things and what helps her.
Apphia Murphy Biggins

 

I found abstract painting interesting. You had to draw your own creative drawing. I had what looked like a space portal and coloured the background in black and dotted white dots around it. One of my favourite paintings was the oil pastels. It was so satisfying. It was the sun setting and it’s reflection bouncing off the water.
Josh Farnham

 

For Irish, sometimes we would play Irish ‘Guess Who’. Basically you just play Guess Who but you use Irish words and phrases!
James Glynn

 

In Science we learned about different types of solids, liquids and gases. We did two fun experiments. The first experiment was watching solids mix into liquids by dissolving sugar in water. The second experiment was creating a gas by mixing vinegar, water and baking soda in a bottle and putting a balloon over the mouth of the bottle. The balloon expanded!

Ella Dowling