beaumont-crest

6th Class (2019-20)

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

All Confirmations are postponed until further notice – this message has been issued as part of the Irish Bishops’ update (March 12) in relation to Covid-19 special measures.

                                                                                                                                                                                      17-03 -2020

Dear girls,

      I hope you and your families stay safe and well during this time.

           It might be a nice idea to write a personal journal for this unique time. Remember when we read about Anne Frank and her life during World War II, this is your opportunity to create your own journal of a global situation. If you have a nice notebook (the one from Chloe's dad would be perfect) you could write a few sentences about your day. Remember to date each day. We can read these journals when you get back to school.

          You can hand write your journal, type it, add in photographs or drawings, make a video recording of your days if you want. These weeks will be an important part of your personal history and will be good to look back on when you are older.

Regards,

Ms Devine

 

Well done to the girls who have done so well on www.typing.com. The typing practise will really help you to improve.    

 

 

Friday 3/4/2020

 

https://sixthclassbeaumont.padlet.org/sixthclassbeaumont1/17ebdq96eooa  

 

In this padlet I want you to share some information about the way you spend your day now with the class.

 

Well done if you have reached 1000 points in Mathletics this week.

 

Maths pg 138. Q6 a and b.

These are called Venn Diagrams or sets. The answers are easy to work out. If possible confer to check your answers with a class mate.

 

Gaeilge

Abair Liom lch 122.

Write each verb from the purple boxes at the top of the page and change them into Aimsir Fháistineach.

Ceart Litriú lch 45 F Use the words from lch 43 to help you.

 

Literacy

Responding to Art   Word Wise pg 67.

Look at the painting and answer the questions orally.

 

SESE Geography pg 111.

After watching these videos, write the name of some places that have had earthquakes.

https://youtu.be/Q-v-G1iL67w         Introduction to Earthquakes.

https://youtu.be/VSgB1IWr6O4       Earthquakes.

 

Religion.

Read the story of Holy Week. pdf   attached to email and homework.

 

PE.

It is really important to add some movement and physical activity into your days at the moment.

At the beginning of the year, we all really enjoyed our ‘Yoga in the park’ sessions. Check out this Yoga with Adriene, I think you will enjoy it.

You could practise this yoga lesson during the school closure.

https://youtu.be/dF7O6-QabIo

 

 

Art lesson.

I know some of you are really enjoying the Art lessons, see if you would like to do these lessons sometime between now and Easter. Thank you to the girls who have sent me some Art work.

https://artprojectsforkids.org/draw-a-baby-chick-2/

https://youtu.be/ZDl3PXioJ1s

 

 

You will find a dated assignment in

www.Readingeggspress.com

www.spellingcity.com

Do 2 tasks in

www.mathletics.com

www.typing.com

 

 

 

Thurs 2/4

Maths

Master Your Maths

Thurs pg 59

Foreign Currency pg 1 attached to email. Do in your copy or on the page if you print it. Use your calculator.

Answers to last Friday’s assessment attached as well.

Gaeilge

Spellings:

Abair Liom lch 181 Aimsir Fháistineach: Faigh

Write the list in your copy.

Ceart Litriú lch 44 A agus C, lch 45 E. Use the words from lch 43 to help you.

Literacy /SESE Geography

Use this quiz to test yourself on the counties in Ireland. Use Abair Liom lch 168 to help you when you are doing the quiz.

https://world-geography-games.com/europe_ireland.html  

Small World pg 110,111

Read Inside the Earth 1 - 4.

Draw an annotated diagram of the earth on pg 110. Remember that the word annotated means you must label the diagrams.

Read the Volcano paragraph on pg 111.

Draw an annotated diagram of a volcano in your copy.

https://youtu.be/3Jxeh-yAXek Introduction to Volcanos.

https://youtu.be/WgktM2luLok What is a volcano?

https://youtu.be/xZ_CMuBJVI8

How do volcanos erupt?

You will find a dated assignment in

www.Readingeggspress.com

www.spellingcity.com

Do 2 tasks in

www.mathletics.com

Check your weekly points.

www.typing.com

 

 

 

Wed 1/4

Maths

Master Your Maths Wed pg 59

Today we are learning to change foreign currency to euro. This means how much euro we get when we change foreign money back to the euro. This will be good to use when you can go on holidays again.

Rule 2:

To change another currency Euro to you always divide the money by the exchange rate.

Change £49.92   sterling to euro @ an exchange rate of £0.78

Then you divide

£49.92 ÷ 0.78 = €64

These exchange rates are in your book.

  Q1.   €1 =     US $1.25   (USA)

Change $50 , $100,   $500, to euro  

Divide the dollar amount by the exchange rate.

  Q2.   €1 =   £0.78 (exchange rate in your book)

Change £46.80, £34.32, £43.68 to euro. Divide the sterling by the exchange rate.

FYI the rate of exchange from Euro to sterling today is €0.90. So if we changed £46.80 to Euro today using this exchange rate we would get €52

Gaeilge

Spellings:

Abair Liom lch 181

Aimsir Fháistineach:Déan

Write the list in your copy.

Abair Liom lch 162

Read the conversation and fill in the blanks in your copy using the word menu.

Literacy

Word Wise

pg 61   A 1-10 word only.

Email pg 61

Choose any task from 1-5. You can send the finished email to my email address if you want.

History

Write out the time line for Daniel O Connells life. The PP will help you.

https://youtu.be/8CGc1qaff9k   The Liberator Screenplay Trailer.

https://youtu.be/svQv8ff7Qg8     Derrynane.

 

Art

If you would like to try an Art lesson – adding tone to pencil drawings.

https://youtu.be/TPEyJfkb1SE

Don’t forget to try some PE each day.

This is a link to the skipping lessons we did earlier in the year. This would be a good time to improve your skipping skills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK8XUaAfmSs&feature=youtu.be&t=37

You will find a dated assignment in

www.Readingeggspress.com

www.spellingcity.com

Do 2 tasks in

www.mathletics.com

See if you can play Live Mathletics with someone from the class.

www.typing.com

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Tues 31/3

Monday’s padlet. Fill it in today if you didn’t do it yesterday. Check back to see what the other girls shared in the padlet.

https://sixthclassbeaumont.padlet.org/sixthclassbeaumont1/7rasxngtwcup

 

Maths

This week try your best to get 1,000 points in Mathletics. Well done to the girls who got 1,000 points last week.

 

Master Your Maths Tues pg 58

Busy at Maths pg 143

This week we are learning about foreign currency. This means how much money we get when we change our euro to foreign money. Use your calculator for these sums.

Do question 1 in your copy. Write out the names of the currencies and countries at the top of page 143.

Rule 1:

To change Euro to another currency you always multiply the money by the exchange rate. The exchange rates are in the box at the top right corner of the page. These exchange rates are not the same as the rates today but we will use them in the sums anyway.

Change €20 to £ sterling @ an exchange rate of £0.78

To do this sum you multiply €20 x £0.78 =£15.60. This means we would get £15.60 if we changed €20 to sterling using this exchange rate.

These exchange rates are in your book.

€1 =       US $1.25   (USA)

€1 =     AUD $1.45(Australia)

€1 =     £0.78

Use your calculator .

1. Change € 34 to each currency.

2. Change €87 to each currency.

3. Change €90 to each currency.

 

 

Gaeilge

Spellings: Abair Liom lch 180

Aimsir Fháistineach Clois – write the list in your copy.

Abair Liom E lch 114. Read the poem and answer the questions

A 1-4.             B 1-4. (Fíor nó bréagach)

Literacy

Word Wise pg 60 Prepositions. A preposition is a word before a noun or pronoun. It shows the relationship between the 2 nouns. Eg under a chair, above the table.

Pg 60 1-10 Words only

C 1-10 write the preposition.

Literacy / History

Unit 8, pg 54. The Liberator Daniel O Connell ( not O Donnell as lots of girls thought before)

Read the information in your History book about Daniel O Connell pg 54 – 58

Answer any 6 questions on pg 59

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/subjects/history/history-the-full-story/ireland-in-the-19th-centu/famous-irish-people/

 

PE.

Don’t forget to try some PE each day.

This is a link to the skipping lessons we did earlier in the year. This would be a good time to improve your skipping skills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK8XUaAfmSs&feature=youtu.be&t=37

PE with Joe. Joe Wicks classes are very popular at the moment. Even if you are not up at 9.00 am, you can do it later in the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk&list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl

You will find a dated reading assignment in

www.Readingeggspress.com

The tests in Spelling City are revising our 6th class spelling lists.

www.spellingcity.com

Do 2 daily tasks in

www.mathletics.com

See if you can play Live Mathletics with someone from the class. Try to get 1000 points during the week.

www.typing.com

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Friday 27/3

Well done for all your hard work this week. 24 girls wrote in the Olympic padlet. Fill in your comments if you haven’t done so already. I loved reading your comments and ideas.

Congratulations to the girls who have 1000 points in Mathletics. Great work this week! I am really proud of you all.

History Padlet from week 1 and 2.

https://sixthclassbeaumont.padlet.org/sixthclassbeaumont1/nfjwegql9z6x

Add the name of your famous female and write 2 facts that you have learned.

Maths

Maths Assessment (well it is Friday you know)

I gave you these test pages before we left school.

6th Class Assessment Test 1

(Hallowe’en

Units 1-7   Q1-20)

Gaeilge

Scéal Gaeilge (like a normal Friday ..nearly)

Abair Liom lch 107.

Use your old frásaí and the words in the book to write a page of a story called Ag Súgradh sa Pháirc.

SESE Science

Small World pg 66

Movement.

https://youtu.be/r7lglchYNew

Write the speed of four animals in your copy.

Art Lesson – maybe you might want to try this lesson during the days ahead.

https://youtu.be/KhAuUualzf4

You will find a dated assignment in

www.Readingeggspress.com

www.spellingcity.com

Do 2 tasks in

www.mathletics.com

See if you can play Live Mathletics with someone from the class.

www.typing.com

 

Thurs 26 /3

Well done to the girls who nearly have their 1,000 points in Mathletics for this week. You are working very hard.

Fill in yesterday's Padlet if you didn't do it yet. Read back to see the other girls responses.

https://sixthclassbeaumont.padlet.org/sixthclassbeaumont1/deqnvnuzelvy 

Thurs  26/3

Maths

Master Your Maths Thurs pg 57

Maths Book

Pg 140. B (a,b) Use your calculator.

Gaeilge

Abair Liom lch 106. Find the differences between the pictures. Write down the differences in your copy.

Abair Liom pg 112 G 1-12 (word only)

Literacy

North Star pg 151 blue box.

Read the euphemisms and see if you can match them orally. No need to write them down. Check them with an adult.

SESE Science Small World pg 65

Draw a food chain in your copy.

Read about the Food Chain pg 65

https://youtu.be/5Gv9yuN2Ch8

 Write down 2 food chains from this video.

Music  Jessie H See links attached to email and homework app. 

Art – a picture for Spring.

https://artprojectsforkids.org/draw-daffodil/

You will find a dated assignment in

www.Readingeggspress.com

www.spellingcity.com

Do 2 tasks in

www.mathletics.com

See if you can play Live Mathletics with someone from the class.

www.typing.com 

Project work for Week 1 and 2.   Famous female

 

 

 

Wed March 25th.
Maths
Master Your Maths Wed pg 57

Maths Book   pg 140   A (a,b,c)
Use your calculator.

1. How much is 1 kg sausages in each shop?
2. How much is 8 litres of milk in each shop?
3. How much is is 200g sausages in each shop?

Gaeilge

Abair Liom lch 103 G 1-6 words only.
Abair Liom lch 104 H 1-12. Words only.
Spellings:  Abair Liom lch 180 Aimsir Fháistineach: Bí

Literacy
Genre: Report
Write a report on the Olympic Games using this video as a resource.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBPlSN_wI0M

Padlet  Join our class padlet and answer these questions.

https://sixthclassbeaumont.padlet.org/sixthclassbeaumont1/deqnvnuzelvy


Do you think that it was right to cancel the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this year?
What is your favourite sport in the Olympics?


SESE Geography.
Answer the questions below with a word beginning with A.
Geography A to Z: The Letter A
1. Capital of the European country Greece ___
2. Continent that borders the Weddell Sea ____
3. Mountain range that runs through central Italy ____
4. Sea that borders the country India _____
5. U.S. state that borders Mexico __________
6. Inland sea that borders Kazakhstan __
7. Country in Europe that borders Switzerland and Germany __


You will find a dated assignment in
www.Readingeggspress.com
www.spellingcity.com

Do 2 tasks in
www.mathletics.com
See if you can play Live Mathletics with someone from the class.

www.typing.com  


Project work for Week 1 and 2.   Famous female.

 

 

 

Please contact the school by email if you don't know your log in details and password for web sites.  

Tues 24/3
Monday’s padlet. Fill it in today if you didn’t do it yesterday. Check back to see what the other girls in the class wrote about their weekend.

https://padlet.com/sixthclassbeaumont/vwhs0gbs4kux


Maths
This week try your best to get 1,000 points in Mathletics. Well done to the girls who got 1,000 points on last week.
Master Your Maths Tues pg 56


Maths
Remember when we were learning about VAT, we said to change the % to a decimal and multiply the price by that decimal. That answer is the VAT. The VAT must be then be added on to the original price to finish the sum.

Add VAT @ 23% to the following items.
Find the VAT for these numbers and  find the new price.
1 €250 + VAT      
2 €489   + VAT      
3 €980 + VAT        
4 €650   + VAT      
5 €367   + VAT      
6 €1,468   + VAT      
7 €8,990 + VAT      

Gaeilge
Abair Liom E lch 102. Write 6 sentences using the words in the coloured boxes.

 Spellings:  Abair Liom lch 180 Aimsir Fháistineach Beir

Ceart Litriú. F   lch 40 (Use the words on pg 38 to help you)

Literacy /History
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ94xbXnYu4

Write 5 bullet points about the history of the Olympic Games.

Literacy/Science

Snakes and Frogs pg 64.
Write one interesting fact about each animal on pg 64.

Watch these you tube links and write the name of your favourite animal in the videos.
https://youtu.be/F9Bjj7X_0Uo
https://youtu.be/gzutQey60Ew
https://youtu.be/SKuUR1BQVkA
https://youtu.be/3W5RhHPE2po
https://youtu.be/ju0pW7uDnB0
https://youtu.be/8EEau-w1Bwc

You will find a dated reading assignment in
www.Readingeggspress.com

The tasks in spelling city are revising our 6th class spelling lists.
www.spellingcity.com

Do 2 tasks in
www.mathletics.com
See if you can play Live Mathletics with someone from the class. Try to get 1000 points during the week.

www.typing.com  


Project work for Week 1 and 2.   Famous female. 

 

 
 

 

Mon 23/3

https://padlet.com/sixthclassbeaumont/vwhs0gbs4kux

Open the padlet and add a comment.

Maths

Master Your Maths Mon pg 56

Please date your copy when doing your work.

Maths Book pg 141

Remember when we were learning about VAT, we said to change the % to a decimal and multiply the price by that decimal. That answer is the VAT. The VAT must be then be added on to the original price to finish the sum.

Do Q 2 (a-g)

pg 141. The information for the VAT is at the top of the page in the coloured boxes.

Gaeilge

Abair Liom H lch 99. 1-8 Words only.

Spellings: Abair Liom lch 180 Aimsir Fháistineach: Abair

Ceart Litriú lch 39 B and C. Use the words from lch 38 to help you.

North Star pg 150.

Green questions Q1 and Q2.

SESE Science Small World.

Read pg 62 and pg 63. Read the pages and write a paragraph about one animal in your copy. Draw an illustration of the animal.

Look at these animal videos as well.

https://youtu.be/0W-iAtY6-us   urban fox

 

https://youtu.be/gZ6IHHtUFQA   baby mice

 

https://youtu.be/Ofphl_bMkE8   rat and squirrel

 

You will find a dated assignment in

www.Readingeggspress.com

www.spellingcity.com

Do 2 tasks in

www.mathletics.com

See if you can play Live Mathletics with someone from the class.

www.typing.com

Project work for Week 1 and 2.   Famous female. We will make a class padlet where you can write about the famous female you choose later this week.

Friday 20/3

Friday 20/3

Maths

Master your Maths Monday, Tuesday pg 54.

Literacy

Read your own book for 10 mins. Please make an effort to read more than usual during this school closure.

Gaeilge

Scéal Gaeilge.

Mé Féin (1 page in copy)Remember to write neatly.

SESE

Small World pg 118- pg 119

https://youtu.be/6HMk3c8yAZE

Write 6 bullet points in your copy about Fair Trade.

Name any fair trade products that you have seen in the shops.

Add 2 points about Fair Trade to the class padlet using the link below.

https://padlet.com/sixthclassbeaumont/bc64w4y28zba

You will find a dated assignment in

www.Readingeggspress.com

www.spellingcity.com

Please write down your score and the name of the lesson.

Do 2 tasks in

www.mathletics.com

See if you can play Live Mathletics with someone from the class.

www.typing.com

History

Project work for Week 1 and 2.    

Famous female.

Journal or Diary.

 

 

Thurs 19/3

Maths

Master Your Maths Thurs pg 55

Literacy

Read your own book for 10 mins.

North Star pg 150 Orange questions   Q 1-5

Gaeilge

Abair Liom pg 98 G 1-12 (word only)

Geography.

Small World pg 116-pg117

Pg 117 Q 1,3 and 4.

You will find a dated assignment in

www.Readingeggspress.com

www.spellingcity.com

Do 2 tasks in

www.mathletics.com

See if you can play Live Mathletics with someone from the class.

www.typing.com See if you can beat your high score.

History

Project work for Week 1 and 2.     Famous females

Choose from Anne Frank, Jane Austen, Coco Chanel, Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Emmeline Pankhurst or Rosa Parks.

Presentation:

Make a Powerpoint  

or type out a Word document or write 2 pages in your copy.

It might be a nice idea to write a personal journal for this unique time. Remember when we read about Anne Frank and her life during World War II, this is your opportunity to create your own journal of a global situation. If you have a nice notebook (the one from Chloe's dad would be perfect) you could write a few sentences about your day. Remember to date each day. We can read these journals when you get back to school.

You can hand write your journal, type it, add in photographs or drawings, make a video recording of your day if you want. These weeks will be an important part of your personal history.

 

 

Sixth Class Wed 18/3

Maths

Master Your Maths Wed pg 55.

Literacy

Read your own book for 10 mins.

Read North Star pg 146 -149

Pg 150 Pink/purple Questions   1-12.

Remember to date and title the page in the copy.

Digital Assignments.

You will find a dated assignment in

www.Readingeggspress.com

www.spellingcity.com

Do 2 tasks in

www.mathletics.com

See if you can play Live Mathletics with someone from the class.

www.typing.com

History

Project work for Week 1 and 2.     Famous females

Choose from Anne Frank, Jane Austen, Coco Chanel, Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Emmeline Pankhurst or Rosa Parks.

Presentation:

Make a Powerpoint  

or type out a Word document or write 2 pages in your copy.

It might be a nice idea to write a personal journal for this unique time. Remember when we read about Anne Frank and her life during World War II, this is your opportunity to create your own journal of a global situation. If you have a nice notebook (the one from Chloe's dad would be perfect) you could write a few sentences about your day. Remember to date each day. We can read these journals when you get back to school.

You can hand write your journal, type it, add in photographs or drawings, make a video recording of your day if you want. These weeks will be an important part of your personal history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are some websites which will be useful during the school closure. Please check this page regularly while the school is closed.

 

Twinkl Ireland provide resources for teachers,parents and pupils in Ireland.

 At this time they are offering free Ultimate Subscription.
1. You use www.twinkl.ie/offer to access the site
2. Check the code and enter it exactly as IRLTWINKLHELPS
There is no e in TWINKL and it is the letter I in the code not the digit 1.

https://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library   - free for all users. Join borrow box for free ebook downloads.

 https://kahoot.com/  is now free for all users.

www.readingeggspress.com

www.mathletics.com 

www.spellingcity.com

 www.typing.com

www.code.org

https://scratch.mit.edu/download/scratch2    Scratch can be used for coding practise and can be downloaded from this link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths Games with Fraction and Decimal Dominoes.

Maths Games

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 We were delighted to try out our new iPads in school.

 

Partner work with our new iPads.

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 Our last cake sale in Beaumont School.

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We had great fun learning how to make Powerpoints. Then we chose a country and made a Powerpoint about it.

 

 

Geography Powerpoints.

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Geography Powerpoints.

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Geography Powerpoints.

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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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 28nov 10       28nov 7

 

 

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

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28nov 3       28nov 4

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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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. 

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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 “5.4.3.2.1” 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.

 

Creeping Colours Experiment.

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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. 

 

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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   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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