6th Class (2019-20)

Ms. Devine's  6TH CLASS         CLASS OF 2019-2020

Confirmation Day - 10.30 am Monday March 30th 2020.



We had a very busy week for our last week before the Christmas holidays.

On Monday we went carol singing at Super Valu. 

On Tues we had a special visit from Santa to our school. Thank you to Station Office Irene Wallace who collected Santa and delivered him to our school. 

On Wednesday we had our carol concert in school.

On Thursday we went carol singing to AIB, 66 South Mall. 

And on Friday we finally finished school for our Christmas holidays. 


 Our last day in school for 2019. Happy Christmas to everyone!

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Thank you to the Parents Association for bringing us some delicious hot chocolate this morning.

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On Tuesday we were delighted to welcome Santa  to our classroom. 


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Great excitement today as Santa arrived in a fire engine driven by  Station Officer Irene Wallace from Cork City Fire Brigade. 


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On Monday we were carol singing at Super Valu, Skehard Rd. 


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 We were working with clay for our Visual Arts lesson this week. 

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We are really enjoying our Friday cycling classes. This week we went cycling on the road. You can see the video of us leaving the school on Twitter. 


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Thank you to Fiona's mom Marsee for bringing us some delicious turkey cookies today. This will be our last time having these cookies. We want to thank Marsee for sharing this Thanksgiving tradition with our class each year. Happy Thanksgiving!

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This week we were learning about communication skills in SPHE. We enjoyed working on our communication skills with our partners.

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 Our Visual Arts lesson this week is based on the theme of Gratitude as we prepare for our Thanksgiving celebration with Fiona's mom next week. Our slogan for our art work is:

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This week we had had an assignment called 'Cool Country.' We had to choose a country and discover some facts about it. Then we had to create a Powerpoint about the country.


We really enjoyed learning how to create our Powerpoints. We saved them onto a USB key and presented them to our class on the interactive touch screen in our classroom. 


Geography Powerpoints.

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We designed our own cups of hot chocolate. We would have loved to have some hot chocolate after cycling class on Friday. 


We had our second cycling lesson this morning. The sun was shining but it was very cold. 

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Third class to sixth class displayed a selection of Science experiments in the halla for Science week. 

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 We have certainly had a busy Science Week. We had great fun measuring our reaction times with the game boards in the Rockies. We had to work quickly to hit the lights so we could get a high score. 


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We started Science Week 2019 by learning about the heart, our pulse rate and blood pressure.  


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We have enjoyed lots of activities during Science Week 2019.

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 Thank you to Avondale Soccer Club and Mr Noel Long for displaying our Sciath na Scol team on their board. 


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This week we were learning about 'Mo Scoil' in our Gaeilge class. 

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Our first week back after the mid-term was very exciting for our fantastic Sciath na Scol Gaelic team. We played Scoil Barra Ballincollig in the final and we had a great victory.

Well done to the players and their coaches. 

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 Midterm break and Halloween 2019.

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 Can you see our class witch in our photographs?

Halloween Still Images.

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After a busy two months in sixth class, our tests are finished and we are ready to enjoy our mid term break. 

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 We really enjoyed watching the Junior and Senior Infants perform their Halloween songs for us. 


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We had a busy week this week. We dressed in our Blackrock colours to support the 'Dazzlers' but we also had to work hard at our mid-term tests. 



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 This week we were learning about the bones in our hands in Science.

We enjoyed making our x-ray hands in Visual Arts. They looked great when we put them on the windows. 

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 The Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress came to visit our school. Sixth class provided a Guard of Honour for their visit.



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We were delighted to welcome Fiona's mom and our 'Garden Team' to our classroom for a pumpkin carving session. Thank you to Kay for the wonderful recipes she made from the pumpkins. 

Pumpkin Carving for Halloween.

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We finished off a busy Maths Week with a Maths table quiz with 5th class. We were in teams of four and we worked together to answer as many Maths questions as possible.

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 This week was our last swimming lesson. Our swimming coaches Eleanor, John and Kelly are delighted with our progress over the last six weeks. Friday was a 'No Uniform Day' to support Mercy Hospital Heroes. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations.

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Maths Trail for Maths Week.

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Sixth class were asked to sing at our Open Night on Thurs night. We sang 'Try Everything'. We were delighted to be joined by two girls from 3rd and 4th who created and performed their own dance for our song.

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Partner work for Maths Week Webquest.

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We were delighted to welcome our visitors for our annual Special Seniors Day. We really appreciate the effort they made to come to our school.

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This week was Maths Week so we had to complete a lot of Maths challenges. One of our challenges was to see who could get the most scores in a minute of Live Mathletics. Well done to Chloe for her record score of 86 correct answers in a minute.




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We enjoyed a presentation from Martina Ryan the Education Officer from Cork Mental Health on Monday Oct 14th.




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Crazy Sock Day.

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 We learned about Greece in Geography this week. We had great fun learning the Greek Alphabet. Ms. O Brien was very impressed when we sang it for her. 



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We learned the poem 'An tEitleán'. Ms. Devine made a video of us and then we tweeted it for 'Space Week'.


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Typing our narrative stories.

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This week was Space Week. We used Space as our theme for our work this week. Our creative writing was based on the narrative genre. These are some of our narrative stories. 


Narrative Genre:

The first person to walk on the moon. by: Abbie S.

June 20th 1969:                                                                                     

My name is Neil Armstrong, and this is my story.

I have been training in N.A.S.A for many years now and I have finally been picked by my professor to go on a journey to space. I am hoping to be the first ever person to land on the moon.

The day that I get to fly into space in the Apollo 11 rocket is here at last. I was filled with excitement but I was also nervous that something could go wrong. I told myself that I have to stay positive, and have trust in my training.

I was getting ready to take off with the rest of the crew, when the captain yelled “” and then all of a sudden blast off. We were flying through the air so fast I couldn’t even see out the window. Approximately 8 ½ minutes later we had left the orbit and then into space. We finally slowed down and I looked out the window to see the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. Space! The sight was so amazing, I was bursting with excitement. I couldn’t wait to step out and be the first ever person to walk on the moon.

We had stopped and we were told to get out of the space ship. I put on my helmet and attached a cable which joined me to the rocket. Finally, I grabbed the flag. I stepped onto the moon and I was filled with pride. The moon looked like an off white football with holes. It was stunning I had never seen anything like it before. I planted the flag, and my friend took a photo to have proof of this amazing moment.

I walked forward filled with joy and ready to explore, as I announced

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. J



Genre: Narrative. Space Astronaut Missing!


By Fiona

Somewhere in space, on Thursday the 21st of June, 1984, Jake Landel and his space shuttle disappeared. N.A.S.A sent Oliver Johnson on the case to search and recover the missing space shuttle.

Johnson’s spaceship was launched at 1300 hours on the Saturday after Landel disappeared. It was a nerve-racking launch because the ship needed some last minute repairs before it was certified ready to launch. Finally Johnson was launched high in the sky into space.

When his space shuttle docked at the landing area, Oliver began his search for Jake. He was a bit confused because he didn’t exactly know where to start. He tied a cable onto his suit that was connected to the spaceship. He started off towards the last place Jake Landel was detected to be, Saturn.

It was a long distance to Saturn and Oliver realised he connected himself to the wrong cable. He needed a longer cable. He had to try to float back to the ship. Luckily he wasn’t that far away from the ship so he could easily see it.

While he was attaching the longer cable to himself, he heard something coming from outside the shuttle. Something was knocking on the exterior of the ship. Instantly, Oliver grabbed a knife from the kitchen. Then he opened the door slowly and first he saw a hand, and then an arm, and a leg, a shoe, another leg, arm and shoe and finally he opened the door fully and it was Jake Landel!!!!!!!:)



Genre: Narrative

A Trip to Space. By Beth W                

Hi, my name is Buzz Aldrin and I am an astronaut. 50 years ago I was part of Apollo 11. Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and I set off into space.

We had all been training for years and years in advance. One week before the final departure the nerves started kicking in because that’s when you start thinking of everything that could possibly go wrong, go horribly wrong.

It was the big day, the day that I set off into space. We had to stick to a very tight schedule, it involved being at NASA space station for 4:30am. So off I went to NASA. When I arrived Neil and Michael were already there. Take off was at 7:00am so we were straight to work!

6:30am came and we were starting to board the spacecraft. This is also when family and friends started to arrive. We were all strapped in and everything was ready, next thing I heard,

‘10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4,’ When four came I was terrified !

‘3, 2, 1 and blast off!

The first day on board went by and we were all so happy with how smoothly the take off had gone. We were tired from our long day so we decided to go to sleep. During the night I felt a shake and it seemed to be getting stronger, so I went to wake Neil and Michael. The shake was getting bigger and bigger but also louder and louder. During our training we had prepared for moonquakes so we had to put our years of training into action. We let out the parachute and started floating down towards Earth. After about three hours of terror and fear our parachute touched down on safe land. I had never been so happy to see my family!            




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“3, 2, 1” I heard from the N.A.S.A team as we immediately lifted off the earth surface. My co-workers were all excited but as for me I was terrified. Possibly being the first people on the moon was very scary. Not knowing what to expect I just sat back to experience the ride to the Milky Way.

I fell asleep and when I woke up we were 7 hours up in the air but we still hadn’t arrived at our destination. I was hoping what happened next would just be impossible but unfortunately it wasn’t. One of our tank engines gave in and it all went downhill from there. We were speeding through the huge, fluffy, white clouds only to find out that we were heading straight towards the crystal, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean off the island of Fiji.

We landed with a huge splash. We ejected from the space shuttle and began to swim towards safety. Freezing cold we continued to swim as fast as we could. We saw a harbour off the coast of the beach in Fiji.

Two men helped us up on top of a dock and called an ambulance. We were rushed to the nearest hospital where we were given medical care, until the doctors said we were allowed to return to America. People were happy we were safe but disappointed that we didn’t get to space. We were safe and that’s good. The endJ            


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                   Genre: Narrative: A Trip to Space.     By Sarah A

2030: News just came in from space. There is an unusual planet found in space never seen before. The astronauts were going on a research mission to look for new discoveries that they might find there.

They were going past Jupiter and suddenly they noticed an unusual planet never seen before. It wasn’t a normal planet it was more like a cube shape. It had light effects coming off it. They landed on it and they realised it was a planet you could live on. When they landed there they say the most beautiful creatures and animals.

Immediately they contacted NASA to tell them the news. This new planet was then named Jurister. It was the biggest planet ever discovered.

The team went back to their space ship but realised the space ship suddenly developed a problem. They were very worried as they thought that the space ship wasn’t working properly. They went on a short trip to check that it was functioning again.

The crew then went to return to visit the planet again but it seemed as if it had disappeared and they were very curious about where it had gone.

After a while, the crew contacted NASA and asked

‘Would you be able to track the planet we named Jurister?’.

NASA tracked it and they found out that it had moved far away. They haven’t found out how out why but it was the strangest thing they ever have seen. From that day nobody has ever seen Jurister again.    






Genre: Narrative   08/10/2019   By Ugne      

Dear Readers,

I hope you are looking forward to my recount of being in space, especially if anyone wants to be an astronaut. I wish your dream will come true.

On 7th of October 1999 I set off to a journey to the moon. I was getting for this day for years and it finally came. Everybody was cheering while I was walking to the space shuttle.

So I walked in, sat down on my seat and I still heard everybody cheer. Then they started to do a countdown. 5,4,3,2,1.

I flew up and a few hours later I was at the moon. I landed carefully trying to not damage the rocket and took a deep breath. As I started walking on the moon I saw 2 aliens on the moon.. the two aliens were speaking a different language that I could not understand. The aliens turned around and stared at me for a while they came over and started to talk to me in their own language.

I was very nervous that the aliens would do something to me because they looked very suspicious. After awhile the aliens kept on staring at me and whispering to each other thinking that I understand their language. I feel very scared and even more nervous.

Then they started to come closer to me and then they suddenly jumped up on me and started to attack me. They caught me by the legs and dragged me and I suddenly got dizzy and blacked out. When I woke up I was in a pitch black room. I was so scared and I heard very strange noises. The aliens came into the room and said something to me but I couldn’t understand them. They turned out to be Russian alien spies who captured me. I was lucky because I got a chance to escape, so I ran away before they did anything else to me. I dashed back to my space ship and blasted off back to earth. It was a relief to land safely on Earth again.



Our first project this year was our Personal Timeline Project. We worked very hard on our timelines and we are very pleased with them. 


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 We used coffee filters and markers for our Science Experiment. We were exploring how the colours separate when the filters were put in water.


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 We had a great sixth class cake sale. Thank you to everyone for making our delicious cakes. An extra special thanks to Abigail for making our fabulous Rainbow Raffle Cake.


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6th class Cake Sale

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 Science Experiments. 


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Mathletics in the Computer Room.

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Brilliant work in Mathletics. I am really proud of you all.

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Well done girls! Great work with Mathletics this week.

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Yoga In the Park.

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   Thank you to Caroline for giving us a lovely 'Yoga in the Park' session  on Friday.

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 We started our swimming lessons on Friday morning.



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                                    We have lots of tests on Friday morning.

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                   Last year's sixth class girls came back to visit us. They gave us lots of advice about life in secondary school.

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                                               Football Cool Down.



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                                                        Morning Test.

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                                             Working hard at our morning test.



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   Back to school: 'Getting to Know You' Game.




Getting to Know You.

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Back to school for the Class of 2020


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