Stay connected with all the fun activities of 5th and 6th Class below.
Check out the below photos of some of the activities we have been doing in November. - Art: Optical Illusion Art where we attempted to create depth using line in our pictures. We took part in an ESB Art competition where we learned about important safety messages of the dangers of electricity outside. We also created some 'Woodland Art'. This was lots of fun drawing silhouettes using permanent marker and then we experimented with tin foil, washable markers and water to create some light background colour. - In Gaeilge we wrote all about Mé Féin - ourselves. - In Science we carried out Mammal projects and learned all about blood too. - For golden time, we loved playing board games with our friends. - In Geography we were comparing and contrasting Dunboyne to a seaside town. We worked in groups looked at all of the advantages and disadvantages of living in different areas in terms of transport, industry, farming, tourism and buildings. - We also took part in the Leinster schools Orienteering event in Santry. It was great getting to go on a trip and take part in the event. We can't wait for the next one! - Be sure to take a look at some of the visitors and zooms we had in the special visitors section for science week.
5th and 6th Class have had a busy first 2 months back at school. Check out some of what we have been doing.....
The children created some wonderful Halloween Art. They have also been working on some optical illusion art. Can you see some handprints in them?
In Science, Geography and History the children have been learning about lots of different things. In Science: The Digestive System and Mammals, in particular some wide mammals found in the countryside throughout Ireland. We were also very lucky to have a visit from some kittens and we learned about how to take care of them. In Geography: Children completed amazing projects on different counties of Ireland (check out the photos below) and also prepared presentations on what they learned. We also explored the Coast of Ireland. In History: Children have been working in pairs researching and learning about different topics in history such as the Maori, Cúchulainn, Feasts and Festivals and Games from the past. We made a timeline of when some popular toys were invented.
In Maths we have been learning about decimals and place value, long multiplication, data and graphs and lines and angles. The children really enjoyed learning how to use protractors to draw angles and triangles. They did a great job!
We have been doing lots of things in English. One of the most popular things we covered was debating.
We've been practising different Athletics skills in PE such as running, relays, throwing and jumping. Groups also designed and created their own obstacle courses incorporating some of our athletics skills we had been learning.
Welcome to 5th and 6th Class!
Its a thumbs up from all our children in 5th and 6th Class. They are a super group and we can't wait to see all the amazing work they will do this year!
Sports day & ice-cream treats :) 24th June 2021
St. Peter's National School, Maynooth Road, Dunboyne, Co. Meath