Fifth and Sixth Class

Christmas Cookies

Our bakers this week baked Christmas cookies to share with the class. Thank you to Mrs Kelly and the boys.

Exploring Electrical Circuits

Scoil Cholmcille is under Elf Surveillance

A Blast from the Past

Look at what we found! A lovely bunch of Junior Infants in 2011 with their teacher 😄Who do you recognise??

The Season of Advent

Today the boys were introduced to the Advent Wreath as we begin our preparation for the Christmas season. We learned the significance of the wreath and of each of the candles.

Wise Old Owl

Our Visual Arts programme for the month of November was based on the theme of owls. We explored owls through the medium of clay, paint and we drew our own owls. Some examples of our work are included below.

Cookery Class

Today the boys cooked Shepherds Pie with Mrs Kelly. What a perfect warming meal on a stormy day.

Rainbow in a Jar

We investigated the density of various liquids with our Rainbow in a Jar experiment.

Clever Cookies

This weeks chefs baked chocolate chip cookies with Mrs Kelly.

Science Week 2018

We worked in groups to make parachutes for our army men using a limited store of materials. We tested the aerodynamics and made revisions to our designs.

French Toast

We were back to business in the Scoil Cholmcille kitchen today. Mrs Kelly taught the boys to make French toast served with yoghurt and fresh fruit.

Halloween Safety

We were pleased to welcome a Garda to our school on Wednesday morning. She spoke to the pupils in 5th and 6th Class and reminded them about the importance of staying safe during Halloween. She offered valuable information and advice.

 

Cinema Trip

We enjoyed seeing JK Rowling’s words come to life on the big screen.

 

Maths Week 2018

We have been studying lines and angles during Maths Week.  We also used the school laptops to play educational games to enhance our understanding of the topic.

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs

Presidential Election

In preparation for the Presidential Election on Friday 26th October, we are learning about the former presidents of Ireland and exploring the role of the president.

 

Happy Halloween

 

Writing Genres – Explanation Writing

We have been learning how to write a good explanation. We practiced using templates and then we researched a question of our own on the school laptops and presented our findings as an explanation piece.

Sing Out Loud 🎼🎼

The Celts

We learned about the Iron Age Celts in History. We wrote our names inOgham. We imagined a day in the life of a Celtic warrior and we wrote diary entries. Finally, we constructed a village of Celtic roundhouses.

 

Harry Potter

We have been listening to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling. The pupils have been really enjoying exploring the magical world of Hogwarts. Look at our cool classroom door.

The Scoil Cholmcille Cookery Class

We are delighted to have Mrs Kelly back in Scoil Cholmcille to cook with our 6th Classes. Each of the boys will be given the opportunity to cook over the course the year.  The first group baked scones this morning and they were delicious. I hope the boys share their skills at home 😄.

Army Man Launchers

We used our engineering and teamwork skills to design a launcher for our army man using a small selection of materials. We had a plastic cup, 4 lollipop sticks, string, two elastic bands and tape. We had some excellent designs. We then tried to improve on our designs to improve distance.

The Art of Vincent Van Gogh

Making a Pulley System

The pupils used their understanding of forces to design a simple pulley system. We lifted a pencil case and a pile of books. Then we designed a basket system to hoist a full basket of marbles. We tested our designs and concluded that balancing the basket was essential. We are the engineers of the future!

Earth Science

We learned about the four layers of the earth and we represented what we learned  on paper plates.