A very warm welcome back to our new 6th Class in Room 7!
We have had a busy week and a half since coming back to school. We are organised and ready for a new school year!
In History, we are learning about the schools in the past. In particular, we are investigating the history of St. Philomena's N.S. and the changes that have taken place in our school over the years.
We were delighted to welcome back Miss Corrigan, who answered all of our questions about what the school was like when she began teaching here. We learned a lot and we were thrilled to get the chance to have a chat with Miss Corrigan!
Last week we said a final farewell to our 6th Class 2018/19.
We celebrated the occasion with a lovely graduation mass in the Convent Chapel, followed by tea and coffee in the school. All of the 6th Class girls took part in the mass through prayer and song. Thank you to everyone involved and to all of the family members who attended.
We wish our 6th Class girls the very best as they begin secondary school and thank them for their contributions to St. Philomena's N.S. over the past four years!
We hope that all of the girls will look back fondly on their time in the school and that they have made friends for life in St. Philomena's!
Some of our Room 7 memories have been captured in a slideshow. Have a look below!
6th Class have been working hard over the last couple of months completing their entry for the Our World Irish Aid Awards (have a look at our blog posts below for more details!).
We were thrilled to be chosen as one of the fifteen regional finalists!
Rachael, Abbie, Domante, Ali and Grace traveled to Mary Immaculate College in Limerick to receive the award on behalf of the class. On the day, they brought a poster showing off some of our best work. They also listened to some interesting speakers and took part in a dance lesson!
We are very proud of our great achievement and were delighted to take part in such a worthwhile project!
For the month of March and April, we did a project called the Irish Aid Awards.
We are going to be talking about a food demonstration and a play we did in class.
In the food demonstration we made a bunch of recipes using leftover food .
Here are some of the food we made today . For starters we made a Caesar salad
for main course we made a cheesy pasta and for dessert we made brownies in a cup.
Now we are going to talk about how the drama went we were doing a play to show people to help countries like Ethiopia in the play, we gave an Ethiopian person seeds so they can grow a plant then they can sell the the plant to make money and buy food.
Both activities were a huge success!
Written by Mija and Rachael
Ms.Higgins' 6th class have started doing the Irish Aid Awards. This means that the class are doing a number of mini projects that were put together to create the entry for the awards. The theme is 'Leave No One Behind'they chose two topics Zero Hunger and Responsible Consumption and Production.
We already knew a bit about the topics but were not sure what they really meant. So we all did a bit of research and found out that people in the partner countries were not as fortunate as Ireland and it was a lot worse than we thought. So we decided to take on the job of spreading the word to the public.
We did this by contacting our local shopping centre (Bridge Centre) to spread the word and and have a food donation trolley.
Then our teacher's friend Trasa came in to talk to us about Ethiopia as she went there for three weeks last summer.
HERE ARE THE PHOTOS!!!
More parts of the project are still in progress. Check in later for more!
By Sarah and Cathy!!!
6th Class have been busy preparing for Confirmation Day which will take place on 2nd March at 11am. Excitement is building and we are all looking forward to this special occasion!
From the 14th-19th October was Maths Week. Our class did a Maths Fair on Friday the 19th. We had lots of fun preparing our maths games. Each class came down and and played our games. Some of our games were: Number Cups, Maths Twister, Treasure Island, Fortune Maths Problems, Snakes and Ladders, Hook the Answer and many more…..We designed posters to let the school know that the fair was taking place. On the morning of the Maths Fair each group set up their maths games in St. Mary’s Youth Centre. All of the other classes came down to enjoy our activities. Each group was a great success! We had a lot of fun doing the Maths Fair.
By Olivia and Sarah
Last week was kindness week at St. Philomena's.
We did all sorts of activities such as :
Mrs. Corrigan retiring after 34 years of teaching .We all had a great time. We did a play for her on the Good Samaritan .
We sang songs .We also did as many acts of random kindness and we did a trend graph to show how many random acts of kindness that we received during the week.
Mrs.Buckley came into the class and we did activities like:
Best Friend Challenge which was extremely fun .
We coloured in pictures of owls and wrote what a good friend is .
We also did a padlet online. We did all about what we enjoyed about kindness.
You can read it all down below:
We are all back in school now and very happy to be in Sixth Class. We have done some fun activities already. We did some fun art. We did S.P.H.E. on new friends and made posters about it. We learned about the Normans and did work on them. Garda Fergus Collins came in and talked to us about internet safety. We also went to the library. We are working on our project on Motte and Bailey art. We had lots of fun so far in Sixth Class.
Make sure to check out the website regularly for more updates and posts on the Sixth Class classroom!
By Ella Kinnarney and Shauna Geraghty
A warm welcome back to our new Room 7 6th Class in St. Philomena's N.S.!
We have a busy year ahead, keep up to date with our activities on our blog!