Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, History, Hurling, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts

A Great Start to the New Year in the Senior Room!

The boys and girls in 4th, 5th & 6th have begun the year by looking back on all that they have achieved and done in 2022. We also discussed our hopes and wishes for the year ahead.

In English, we read some of Aesop’s Fables. We then wrote our own fables which included an important moral or lesson.

We looked at the writing genre of recount writing and the children wrote some fantastic diary entries.

The class has begun reading the novel ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. We drew predictions of what we anticipate happening in the story based on the title, front cover and blurb.

In History, we learnt about Aboriginal people of Australia. Art is very important part of Aboriginal culture. Inspired by their artwork and it’s role in storytelling, the class created their own Aboriginal Dot Paintings.

Look at how great they turned out!

In SPHE, the children explored the topic of Healthy Living. The children designed a healthy meal based on their knowledge of the food pyramid and importance of eating a balanced diet.

In SESE, the children explored the topic of Forces with Mrs. Joyce. They carried out many different experiments and investigations. The children looked at the influence of gravity and how it allows a hammer attached to a ruler by sting, to hang without falling.

They also carried out a ‘Paper Helicopter Investigation’ to discover how the shape and design of the paper helicopter affects the way it falls to the ground.

On the 1st of February, we celebrated St. Brigid’s Day.

In Religious Education, we learned about the life and work of St. Brigid. After, we designed and decorated her cloak using various pieces of fabric.

In PE, the children explored and practiced the skills needed for hurling/camogie.

The children enjoyed learning about the life and work of American artist, James Dine and created their own art in response to all they had learnt.

To celebrate St. Valentines day, we created some beautiful cards for our loved ones…

We also spoke and wrote about love…

To raise money for Heart Children Ireland, we dressed up in red for the day! Thank you to everyone for their support of this great cause!

Finally, the whole school enjoyed the Pancake Party on Tuesday, 21st of February. A massive thank you to Mrs. Dooley, Mrs. Power and the 6th class boys who prepared and served the pancakes to everyone.

Well done to all the boys and girls on a great start to 2023!

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7 Responses to A Great Start to the New Year in the Senior Room!

  1. Jan says:

    Great job everybody!!!! ?

  2. Joyce Byrne says:

    Fantastic photos of the work done by the Senior room. Well done… and yummy looking pancakes.

  3. Davina Wilson says:

    Lovely work Senior Room! You have been very busy! Your Aboriginal Art in History is very impressive and I really like your healthy meals in SPHE too! Keep up the great work ?

  4. Michele Morris says:

    I am loving all the art. It looks amazing. Well done to all.

  5. June says:

    Cool work, looks brilliant! 🙂

  6. Susan Peavoy says:

    Fantastic work seniors and Ms. Delaney! I love all the artwork you have created ?
    The pancakes were delicious too and thank you for doing a great job serving them to the whole school ☺️??

  7. Fiona Dowling says:

    Fantastic art work and the pancakes looked delicious well done to everyone ??

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