Today we had a class debate. Daisy and Jocelyn were team captains. Daisy's team proposed the motion that Animals should not be used for human purposes. Jocelyn's team opposed the motion. Each team member made a timed speech and our adjudicator Ms.Cooke carefully noted how we spoke, the arguments we made and the vocabulary we used. In the end the motion was carried. Tara won the Toastmaster Best Speaker Award for 6th class and Ciara B. won the Toastmaster Best Speaker Award for 5th class. Well done everyone!
Equality For All!
We have been learning about the Equal Status Act and the nine grounds on which it is illegal to discriminate in Ireland. We emailed local politicians and when we visited Dáil Eireann we asked the Taoiseach about how we can make sure all people in our country are treated equally. We also wrote reports about famous people in history from all over the world who fought for equality and we designed our own Equality For All posters.
Click through the gallery to see our fabulous costumes for World Book Day!
Click through the gallery to see photos of our special day
In history we have been learning about the Renaissance for a few weeks. During this time in history from the 14th to the 17th century people showed a new enthusiasm for art, literature, science and music. We read about a German artist named Albrecht Dürer. He was famous for developing a wood carving method to create prints. He carved designs into wood and then printed multiple pictures by rolling ink onto the wood template. We carved designs out of styrofoam and created repeated prints to try out Dürer's technique. We also learned about how Michelangelo spent 4 years painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He completed all this amazing work lying on scaffolding on his back. We tried out painting while lying on our back! It made us appreciate the talent of Michelangelo even more! Next, we researched the most famous Renaissance Man of all - painter, inventor and scientist Leonardo da Vinci. We re-imagined his most famous work the Mona Lisa and created 'Modern Mona Lisas'... what would Mona Lisa look like if she were painted today? Finally, on Valentine's Day we learned all about Renaissance writer William Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet'. We had no idea they were so young!! We used a wash technique to create romantic pictures of the 'star crossed lovers'.
Our Christmas Basketball Blitz is ON!!!
It's Christmas Card Time Again!!
We are learning about the difference between compounds and mixtures. Last week we saw how the compounds potassium hydroxide and magnesium oxide were made. This week we examined how to separate mixtures.
Maths Week 2021
Fifth and Sixth class pupils showed great leadership skills during our week long Massive Maths Mission. They helped, guided and encouraged younger pupils to complete many different maths tasks and worked on activities themselves including averages, ratios, angles and pie charts. Every pupil in the school also received their Manga High login and we all enjoyed playing educational maths games online. Well done to Jamie whose team narrowly edged out Rachel's team to top the Massive Maths Mission league table.
After 8 weeks of round robins we finally made it to the Championship Knockout Day in our tennis tournament! There were some amazing matches played with some fantastic skills displayed. Our final went down to the wire with Daniel and Ross narrowly scraping by Gina and Grace in a tie breaker final game! Congratulations to everyone!
Anyone for Tennis?
5th and 6th class were thrilled to start an in-school tennis league this week. We got to see some great skills and learned a lot about refereeing and scoring!