Welcome to 6th class.
World Book Day, March 5th
We really enjoyed our last World Book Day in HCNS. There were lots of fantastic costumes in Rang 6 and we got to take part in two Book Character scavenger hunts. One organised by Ms. Curtis in room 13 and one during maths class where we had to solve word problems to work out the names of some of our favourite book characters. In drama we took on the roles of our characters and we had the opportunity to read with Ms. Murray’s 2nd class. A fantastic day.
Ms. Curtis has been teaching us all about Africa. Check out our AWESOME Africa project:
We also created African animal clay tiles:
Safer Internet Day
We examined the Terms and Conditions of some of our favourite social media sites (and we found quite a few surprises!) We designed posters and presented our findings to the rest of the class. We also learned more about safer internet use using the Google online game Internaut.
Maths and PE
We practised our Time skills in maths while getting some exercise with our time races.
Boxing with Michael Carruth
We still can’t believe we got the chance to meet a true Olympic champion Michael Carruth! He won a GOLD MEDAL at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics! We were very fortunate that we got to have two boxing sessions with him. Thank you Ms. O’Meara for organising it!
We are REALLY proud of our Animal Eyes artwork
Our World War 2 Book Reports in progress
Art Displays for November and December
We studied the work of Marc Chagall, a fauvist artist. We chose one of his pieces of works as inspiration for our own artwork. We could choose between 3 different art projects. In December we created winter-themed self-portraits.
Active Maths Trails and Games
Our final Junior Achievement session took place in the Deloitte offices! We loved learning with Joanne for the last 5 weeks.
Our Native American Projects
WE ARE SO PROUD OF MARC AND SEAN AND THEIR SUCCESS IN CROKE PARK!
We loved supporting the team in Croke Park!
Native American Art
We are making dreamcatchers.
Our Summer Recounts
We completed our first solo Google Slides presentations this week. We recounted one of the best events from our summer holidays. Here are some screenshots from our stories, if you would like to read the whole recount click on the picture to view a pdf.
Our first projects of the year turned out pretty fantastic if we do say so ourselves!
We have had great fun in our drama lessons discussing different emotions, acting out our English poetry and exploring fairtrade through hot-seating and mime.
We used rotational symmetry to create a Mandela design out of our first name.
Active Maths Tasks
We have been up and moving in our maths lessons this month! Orienteering, tables games and team challenges using the Izak 9 cubes.
Orienteering and Marathon Kids in PE
We are in training with the Marathon Kids programme! By November everyone in 6th class will have run a marathon – that’s 42 kilometres (or 295 laps of the astro turf!) – if you spot us out on the astro running laps make sure you cheer us on!
Back with a Bang!
We are so excited to be the first class in HCNS to use the new chromebooks which were purchased over the summer holidays! Fortunately, some of the class are already tech wizards and they helped Ms. Everlien and Ms. Moriarty teach the rest of us how to get started on our first Google Slides project on Friday. Here we are hard at work:
Getting to Know You – Our T-Shirts are up on display!