6th class have already settled into their new classroom and routines. This year we are particulalry focusing on developing our study, organisational and note-taking skills in order to ensure we are fully prepared for our transition to post-primary school in June. Taking more responsibility for our own learning and developing as mature, independent learners are our main objectives for this school year.
Our parent information meeting was held on the morning of Friday 8th of September and parents and guardians were fully informed of the aims and objectives of the coming year and were also made aware of upcoming events and important dates. Thank you to all who attended and for those who couldn’t make it an information booklet has been sent home to you so be sure to check the schoolbags if it doesn’t appear!
Even though the term has only just begun we have already taken part in some great activities. On Thursday 14th of September the class went to Glencree to participate in the ‘Fighting Words’ creative writing workshop with Mark and his team. Don’t forget to check out our September school newsletter to find out all about the story we created together.
Mr. Clay Darcy has completed his first drugs awareness lesson with the class and we also had our first swimming lesson of the year. We can’t wait to continue both of these activities which will run until the beginning of November.
Some of the topics we have studied so far include:
Geography: The earth’s structure, plate tectonics, rocks
History: The Celts
Gaeilge: Mé féin agus tá muid ag úsáid Duolingo sa bhaile freisin
Science: The skeleton, the immune system, the skin
Mathematics: Place value, data, addition and subtraction
We have also begun many other exciting topics in the remaining curricular areas, some of which can be seen displayed in the classroom and on the display boards outside the 6th classroom. Be sure to keep an eye out for samples of our work which will be displayed around the school over the course of the year.