School Calendar

5TH & 6TH CLASS

Welcome to Ms. Hayden’s class!

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

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.

November

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.

October

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.

September

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.