School Calendar

2022-2023 5TH & 6TH CLASS

Welcome to Ms. Hayden’s class!

Take a look at what we got up to this year.

June has been a fantastic month full of activities. One of the highlights was certainly our Showcase Day for the Junior Entrepreneur Program. The class were delighted that their product was a sell-out on the day, and they really showed their independence and entrepreneurial skills in the lead up to the showcase.

This year’s active schools week was another great success and the children had the opportunity to take part in yoga, tennis, soccer and lots more throughout the week. The teachers were no match for our sixth class in the final basketball match!
We also bid farewell to the sixth class pupils at their graduation mass. The mass was a beautiful celebration and the children loved reliving their memories from Clonegal N.S.

It’s hard to believe that we’ve reached the end of this school year. I wish you all a wonderful summer, and I wish all of the sixth class the very best of luck as they venture forward into their secondary schools.

This month has been very eventful for Fifth and Sixth class and the children have had lots of fun.
At the beginning of the month the class received beautiful certificates for participating in the CHAS History Project Competition. A big congratulations to Aideen who was selected as the winner from our school submissions!
Early this month we also enjoyed a visit from Jenny Holmes, who came to educate all of us on internet safety. It was a hugely interesting and beneficial lesson and the children really enjoyed it.
We got to take part in lots of sporting events this month. The children represented the school really well at the Primary Schools Blitz organised by Coláiste Bhríde Carnew. We also had a fun morning in Kildavin taking part in their GAA fun day in Spellman Park. The children are
also enjoying basketball coaching every Monday with Ita.
The class have been working on some beautiful still life sketches in art. We’ve also been working on the ‘STEAM: Climate Action in a Box’ programme, combining SESE and Art activities to learn about climate change.
We had a brilliant day out at the school tour in Baltinglass OETC. We had beautiful weather for it and the children thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities. We finished the month with a fantastic day at the May Marathon fundraiser.
It’s been such an enjoyable month and we still have much to look forward to as the Sixth class pupils move into their final month in Clonegal N.S.

We have all settled back into class after our Easter holidays.
These past two weeks we’ve enjoyed some math games outside in the fine weather. We have also been learning about the history of the Titanic and the life cycle of different creatures.
The class have been completing beautiful artwork, including abstract flowers and some still life insects.
We are all looking forward to the summer beginning and the activities and excitement that the last terms brings!

This past month has been packed full of activities!
We began the month by taking part in some World Book Day celebrations, where all of the children really got into the spirit of the day with their wonderful constumes.
We also had our Peace Proms concert early in March which was a wonderful experience for all.
We were very lucky to have a visit from some exotic pets – everyone was in favour of a pet chinchilla after their visit!
We’ve been learning about magnetism and completed a fun STEM challenge called ‘The Floating Paperclip’. We’ve also been learning about India, and the children made some beautiful artwork including Indian Banyan Trees and some Ragoli patterns.
Bhí Lá Glas den scoth againn le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Sheinn na páistí ‘The Kerry Polka’ ar ghiotár agus ar fheadóg stáin. Ceoltóirí iontacha atá i rang a cúig agus rang a sé!
The class are delighted to have John back coaching rugby on Friday afternoons and are looking forward to the upcoming blitz at the end of April.

For the final week of term, the children were busy with lots of Easter activities. We visited the church to pray the Stations of the Cross and we learned all about the Easter Story. We also had fun making Easter wreaths.

I would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Easter break! Beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh go léir!

February has been an enjoyable month in Fifth and Sixth class. We were very lucky to have Ms. Byrne with us this month and the children loved learning the tin whistle, creating lots of different art projects and playing so many fun maths games agus cluichí Gaeilge.
The children have been learning about World War 2 and we were so fortunate that Mrs. McCabe was kind enough to share with us some newspaper clippings and other documents from the time of the war.
The highlight of the month for our class was the preparation for our ‘Dragon’s Den’ presentations as part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. Henry and Stephanie Stone along with Mrs. O’Rourke kindly agreed to hear the children’s pitches and to offer feedback on their product ideas. The children really rose to the occasion and were outstanding on theday. We now look forward to getting our chosen products rolled out – so watch this space!


The children were all happy to be back with their classmates after the Christmas Holidays and they were ready to get straight down to work once again.
This month we’ve been busy preparing our proposals for our Junior Entrepreneur Project. The groups have been learning about the risks that come with entrepreneurship, and have been calculating production costs for their proposed ideas. We’re looking forward to meeting the ‘Dragons’ and showing off our work so far.
In SESE, the children have been learning about the mountains and rivers of Ireland. They learned about Ireland in the Age of Revolutions and are planning to carry out some project work soon for Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society.
Bíonn na daltaí go léir ag cleachadh a gcuid Gaeilge sa rang agus sa chlós, agus muid ag obair go dian le haghaidh an Ghaelbhratach an bhliain seo.
The children have completed some more beautiful artwork, inspired by the work of French artist Henri Matisse.
The class are thrilled to have Ms. Byrne with us for the month of February and are looking forward to all of the wonderful lessons and activities they’ll get to do with her while she’s here.


December flew by in Fifth and Sixth class as we prepared for the festive season. This month we had lots of preparation to do for our Christmas Carol Service. The night was a lovely celebration and it was wonderful to welcome all of the parents and family members.

We also enjoyed fun games and activities with Eric during GAA coaching.

Christmas art activities are always a highlight and we completed some beautiful Christmas clay pots, some watercolour crib scenes and some colourful snow globes.

Something we really enjoyed this month was the opportunity to do some paired reading with the Junior and Senior infant classes. We read some wonderful Christmas stories and had great fun with the younger children. They even convinced us to show off our best dance moves.

We finished off the month with a very special visit from Santa and some fun games and quizzes to wrap up a great first term.


This month, Fifth and Sixth class took part in some research and experiments for Science Week. They learned about the different sense organs and carried out an experiment on the effect of our sense of smell on our sense of taste. They also researched famous scientists as well as different careers in science.
The class have begun GAA training with Eric and are thoroughly enjoying honing their skills. During some of those wet November days they’ve enjoyed playing some PE games and challenges in the hall.
The children have been learning about Dutch artist Piet Mondrian and completed some beautiful neoplasticism inspired artwork.
As part of our preparations for Peace Proms 2023, the class had a wonderful day in SETU Arena in Waterford practising with their conductor for the concert. We got to see a glimpse of what the concert will look like, and our audience will certainly be in for a treat!
Preparations for our Christmas Carol Service are now in full swing and we’re looking forward to an exciting run up to Christmas.


This has been another busy month for our Fifth and Sixth class pupils. We’ve been learning about the Great Famine and the children have shown a huge interest in this topic.

We’ve also been visited by secondary school pupils, letting us know all about the different things to look forward to in secondary school. We were even lucky enough to get to visit Bunclody Vocational College, where we received a tour of the school, a ukulele lesson and a P.E. lesson.
We were very busy for Maths Week this year, helping to organise the Problem of the Day challenge for children throughout the school. Fifth and Sixth class pupils also facilitated Maths trails for the younger pupils which were a great success.
Our Halloween Walk was back again this year and we had another brilliant day getting ready for the holidays, with Halloween art, games and a Halloween quiz.

The pupils have worked very hard these past few weeks and I hope they’ll all have a safe and enjoyable midterm break.


It has been a busy start to the year for Fifth and Sixth class. We have all settled back in after our summer holidays and are really looking forward to the year ahead. Our class are delighted to be back at swimming and guitar lessons with Music Generation. We have completed projects on Farming and Food Production in Ireland and have learned about nutrition and healthy eating. We have completed some farming inspired art projects too, including some impressionist painting based on Monet’s ‘Haystacks’.
We are really enjoying our Yoga with Catherine each week and being back out playing football and other games in P.E. We are also really enjoying taking part in A Lust for Life, a well-being programme for schools.
We are now looking forward to getting started at the Junior Entrepreneur programme and we can’t wait to share our project over the next number of months.