We have been busy here in Seomra Rós! In Mathematics, we revised long division and progressed our learning by introducing decimals. We now know how to divide by decimals– so I can divide your money for you, no problem! We also completed our persuasive essays on “All children should have homework every night.” Needless to say, the debate got quite heated and Ms Carey was surprised to see the majority of the class agreed with the statement!! I nGaeilge, chuamar go dtí “an bialann” (sa seomra ranga) agus bhíomar ag ordú bia. Rinneamar ár mbiachlár féin chomh maith. Bhí réimse leathan rogha ann i gcomhair reamhchúrsa, príomhchúrsa agus milseog. (In Irish, we went to a restaurant (in the classroom) and we were ordering food. We made our own menus too. There was a wide variety of choices for starters, mains and dessert) We commenced our learning about The Great Irish Famine (An Ghórta Mór). We learned all about the coffin ships, black ’47, workhouses and we even seen a photograph of a potato that had blight disease (not very appetising!!) During Drama, we got the chance to see what it must have been like to live during the Great Famine, some of us adapted to the role of cooks in the soup kitchen or to a family member trying to get into the workhouses or to a person working in the workhouses. For Science, we brought in some food packets to look at the nutritional values of different foods and to see which foods contain our main nutrients; Carbohydrates (gives us energy), protein (repairs muscle), fibre, water, vitamins and...
We have been very busy in Seomra Nóinín this past month. Bhíomar an ghnóthach ar fad! In history, we were learning about the Great Irish Famine, Native Americans and Feasts and Festivals around the world. Bhí sé an suimiúil! In geography, we learned all about Fair Trade and the importance of buying products with the Fair Trade logo. In science, we made “Power Smoothies” and we discussed the importance of a balanced diet. Bhí an chuid is mó de na smoothies iontach blasta ach níor thaithin smoothie Jodie Ní Mhoráin leí. Dúirt Jodie go raibh a smoothie go huafásach agus déistineach!We also investigated the body’s immune system. We learned about pathogens, antigens, white blood cells , B-cells and T-cells. In Irish we learned all about the past tense, Mé Féin, Bia and Siopadóireacht. Tá gach duine sásta a bheith ag labhairt Gaeilge sa seomra ranga. In English we wrote letters of complaint to local councillors about the condition of our local park and surrounding area. We used persuasive techniques like powerful vocabulary, flattery and questioning while writing our letters. Bhí sé iontach taitnimheach! Thanks for reading, Slán from Mr Garvey’s 6th...
Congratulations to the school quiz team of Joshua, Aaron, Claire and Hazel who won the semi-finals of the Credit Union Quiz. They scored a massively impressive 60 out of 72. They will now go on to represent the school in the All-Ireland Quiz on Sunday 2nd April – Best of...
Ms. McPartlan’s sixth class in Seomra Nóinín have some exciting news to share. Our classmate, Oisín Tebite, has made us very proud over the past few months. Oisín has been training hard and competed in the All Ireland’s School Swimming Finals last week. Oisín received a silver medal for the front crawl race. He also made personal bests in his times in front crawl 50 metres in 29.67 seconds and back crawl 50 metres in 34.64 seconds. Well done Oisín, keep up the training! In other news, Joseph was our class finalist and representative in our school Spelling Bee competition! Shruthi was chosen as a semi-finalist in the national Google for Doodle competition! Congratulations to you both! We have also entered the Bord Gais Script Writing Competition – watch this space! Currently in Seomra Nóinín we are continuing writing scripts for short scenes, learning lots of about fractions, decimals and percentages, and learning about the history of Ireland around the ‘Golden Era’ of Saints and Scholars of Ireland. We have also all improved in our athletics skills and running pace. Wishing you all an enjoyable midterm from Seomra Nóinín!...
On Tuesday Night last, 6th December, one of the schools quiz teams took part in the semi-final and final of the PhoenixFM School Duel Quiz. The team had already gotten through 2 knockout rounds and faced Scoil Olibhéir in the semi final. The team did a fantastic job to win by 27 points in the end. The final round took place in front of a live audience, but this didn’t phase the teams mighty knowledge. The two teams were very close through the first two rounds, but Scoil Ghráinne extended the lead to win by over 40 points. Congratulations to the team of Josh (Captain), Aaron, Claire and Hazel – You have done Mr. Byrne and Ms. Moloney proud. We will look forward to January when our 3 quiz teams will take part in the Credit Union...
Recently, 6th class Seomra Phóipín have been learning about the Native Americans. They learned that the Native Americans were mostly nomads, that they lived in 3 different types of homes (depending on their tribe) and that they used animal skin to create their clothes. Native Americans originated in Asia and traveled to what is now North American by using a piece of land that once connected America and Asia. The children also created Totem Poles which were used to scare enemies and used in ceremonies within...
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