6th Class Blog
Today, our 29 pupils from Mrs Michelle Murphy's 6th Class celebrated the Ceremony of Light, kindly facilitated by Fr Brian and Fr Gerry in the Community Centre. This is an important celebration on their faith journey, the highlight of which for them will be the Sacrament of Confirmation. We thank all who are involved in handing on the faith to our young people.
Good Morning Everyone!
Hope you all enjoyed the beautiful sunshine over the weekend. Fingers crossed we will be back in the school building soon, I’m sure like myself you will have your eyes and ears tuned in to the news this week for any developments. I know it’s difficult continuing with our remote learning but let’s keep up the great work as everything you do is preparing you for moving on to second level.
Thanks for all the fantastic photos, videos, plans and reflections as part of our Engineers Week activities. We definitely have some budding engineers in the classroom. As it’s Seachtain na Gaeilge and approaching St. Patrick’s Day we will be looking at Irish culture in our lessons this week, continuing our study of the Gaelic Revival in history, learning about traditional Irish instruments and there will be a special Seachtain na Gaeilge activity on SeeSaw each day- a tongue twister for you to try and a Cé Mise game. Will you be able to figure them out?
Thanks again to Fr. Brian for meeting with us on Zoom last Friday to talk about confirmation. Again anyone that was unable to join us can watch it on the link below:
We will learn more about what Fr. Brian spoke about this week, discussing confirmation names and sponsors. We will also be talking about the actual confirmation service itself.
As always if you have any questions or need any extra help you can contact me on SeeSaw or my email email@example.com
Have a great week,
Good Morning Everyone!
March has landed and there is definitely a feeling that Spring is in the air, I’m sure any of you that live on a farm are very busy at the moment. Hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the beautiful dry weather. I know some of your younger brothers and sisters will be returning to school today, hopefully all going well, we will be returning shortly too.
We have a very busy but fun week this week. It is not only World Book Day this week but Engineers Week too. With this in mind our timetable is full of lovely activities for both, with a little less of our usual work so you can fully focus on getting the most out of each activity. Be sure to send in any photographs or videos of your work, remember we are still working towards our STEM badge! Other classes will be participating in the events too so if you want to pair up with your siblings for some of the activities go for it! The events we have chosen in 5th and 6th are aimed at your age group however if at any point you would like to substitute one of the activities for an activity that your brothers/sisters might be doing that’s ok too.
The Engineers week workshops are pre-recorded however you can participate live in the World Book Day activities. You do not need to watch them live however, they will be available afterwards, it just means you can’t ask the authors any questions.
If you have any trouble logging on to the World Book Day events you can use the password: clubsandfairs and it will allow you to access any of the workshops for free.
Thank you for all the wonderful effort in your religion last week, it’s clear to see you are all really motivated in your preparation for Confirmation. We are learning all about the fruits of the Holy Spirit this week.
Our timetable of work is attached below along with any files you may need for the week ahead.
As always if you have any questions or need any extra help you can send me a message on SeeSaw or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a wonderful Engineers and World Book Week!
I hope you all enjoyed your midterm break, I know myself it was wonderful to switch off from the devices for a few days and enjoy some of the beautiful sunshine we had and even the snow!
We’re getting stuck back into work this week now that we are all refreshed and revived! Keep up the great work I saw at the start of term, remember all your effort is helping you prepare for moving on to first year. Speaking of your journey through sixth class, you will notice that in religion and SPHE we will be talking a lot about the Holy Spirit and receiving that sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation is a huge part of sixth class and although at the moment we can’t be physically together as we prepare for it, we are all together in spirit.
This week we will also be learning about the GAA and how it played a part in the Gaelic revival of the late 1800s. I hope you are enjoying our novel, Holes. This week we will watch some of the movie Holes, just like War Horse it will be interesting to see the comparisons and contrasts between the two- which will you prefer I wonder?
Thank you to everyone for their lovely messages and well wishes for my wedding, we had a wonderful day. You’ll also have noticed that I’m no longer Ms Condron! You’re now all part of Mrs Murphy’s class, that will take a while to get used to!
As always if you have any questions or need anything you can contact me via SeeSaw or on my email email@example.com
Have a great week,
Good Morning Everybody!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend; it’s great to think that on Friday we will be on mid-term break for the whole of next week. I think after the effort you have put in since the start of January you all deserve a well earned rest!
Our timetable of work is listed below along with any PDFs needed. I hope you are enjoying our novel ‘Holes’, it’s one of my favourites when I teach sixth class.
As a nice way to finish up the half term each of the classes will be having a Zoom meeting this Friday. Ours will be at 1:30pm and we will have a quiz/scavenger hunt looking back at lots of things we’ve covered since the start of January. If you cannot make it that’s ok it’s just for fun! Just like in class there are certain rules to follow when we are having a Zoom class to make sure everyone is safe and gets the best out of it. These rules are attached below along with a letter from Mrs. Kirby, most of your parents will have received these through email already. A link to the meeting will be uploaded to SeeSaw on Tuesday and again on Thursday, if you have any questions about it just ask.
Finally, we learned a lot in our Unit on marriage in Grow in Love last week, it was a great help to me too as I will actually be getting married myself this coming Friday! From Wednesday Ms O’Donoghue will be responding to your fantastic work on SeeSaw. If you need anything you can still get in touch with her via SeeSaw or my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great week and enjoy every second of your midterm break. You should be very proud of the hard work you put in the last few weeks; you have shown real maturity and dedication, well done!
Good morning everyone and Happy St. Brigid’s Day!
Well done for all your hard work last week- I know some of it was a challenge (especially the maths!) but I’m very impressed you stuck with it! At this stage most of you will have collected your basket of books. This will take some of the pressure off constant screen time. I will still upload our guided lessons each morning so make sure you check in with SeeSaw each day- the videos are there to help you understand the new topics and concepts and fully explain what you need to do. Remember it’s also very important to send in your work so please continue to do so.
We are starting our novel ‘Holes’, this week, each Wednesday and Thursday our English activities will be based on it. You can download the questions for this week below and I will upload a guided lesson on it each Wednesday and Thursday. I see a lot of you have also logged on to Epic, the online library; I hope you are enjoying it, there are so many amazing books, videos and comics to choose from!
Your timetable of work for the week is attached below as are the questions for our novel. If you are accessing this on SeeSaw the questions will be uploaded as part of the English lesson on Wednesday and Thursday.
If you have any questions just ask, you can contact me on SeeSaw or via email email@example.com
Have a great week,
Good Morning Everyone!
Week three already my goodness where has the time gone! Well done to everyone for their hard work and wonderful responses last week. Not only is it lovely to see your work each day but your responses also help me to see how well you are understanding each topic so it’s important to keep these up.
At the start of the year we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of remote learning. You have probably experienced some of the advantages in the first two weeks- choosing what subjects to start the day with, having a little lie in each morning, taking a tea break whenever you fancy it! I do however realize that many of the disadvantages we spoke about are starting to emerge- you miss seeing your friends, having a laugh at lunch, playing football and basketball on the yard. I certainly miss seeing you all and hearing your fantastic input, no matter how crazy it can be at times, my house is very quiet indeed! I understand it’s tough on you all but it’s also important to remember we will get through this. It can also be difficult to stay motivated but again it’s important to remain focused, the work you are completing will give you a good foundation for secondary school.
Your timetable of work for this week is attached below. Remember each day lessons are uploaded to SeeSaw with videos to help explain each topic so make sure to log on each morning. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me either on SeeSaw or my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a good week- hopefully we’ll get some more snow!
Hope you all enjoyed the PE challenges last week, there were some excellent activities to help improve your ball handling skills.
This week we have 5 indoor challenges as it could be quite chilly outside. You can attempt some or all depending on what interests you most. To prevent injury always warm up a little beforehand. Remember to take a video or photo if you can and upload it to SeeSaw.
Gotta Catch Them All:
Hand stand shirt challenge:
Basket Toilet Paper Challenge:
Get your head on the floor Challenge:
Work your socks off challenge:
Good morning everyone,
I hope you all had a lovely relaxing weekend, you deserved it after all your hard work last week. I know I’ve mentioned it already but I have been so impressed with the hard work and standard of responses. It shows a real maturity which will be of great benefit to you all as you move on to second level in August.
A timetable of work for this week is attached below in PDF format. Please remember that videos and activities to explain in more detail are uploaded on SeeSaw each morning. I fully understand that some of you may have poor internet access so try your best with what you can.
Again if you have any questions or need a little extra support do not hesitate to ask. You can contact me on SeeSaw directly or email me on email@example.com
Have a great week and keep up the super work,
Good Morning Everybody and Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Christmas. It’s very disappointing that we’re starting this term from home but just like the last time it will ensure we are all kept safe and well for the next number of weeks.
Now for the fun part:
Every Monday morning I will upload a timetable of work to both the blog and SeeSaw to be completed each day that week. It is in a PDF below so can be downloaded and printed off. Some of the activities can be completed using the books you took home before Christmas and some will be on SeeSaw. It’s important to remember that you are in sixth class now so you need to stay focused and try to complete the lessons to the best of your ability.
As we are all set up on SeeSaw, each morning I will upload your lessons for that day- this might be some videos to help explain maths, some oral work in Gaeilge or explaining how to complete an activity in your Skills Book etc. You can attach your responses and work to the activity- these can be photos of written work or typing the answers on SeeSaw etc. I will upload the answers to your maths questions each afternoon for self correction but I would still encourage you to send on a photo of your work as it helps me to understand how everybody is getting on.
Just like in class some of you may need a little extra help or may not get everything finished. If you are finding the workload a challenge please message me on SeeSaw or email me on my teacher email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you further assistance. Similarly for anybody that is completing the timetabled work each day in a short space of time you can choose from a list of suggested activities for the week. Also if there is a topic/story/project you’ve always wanted to look in to go for it, this is a wonderful opportunity to practice your independent learning. Anyone that goes to Ms Fahy she will be in touch over the coming days.
Remember your passwords for SeeSaw are in your folders and also glued into the front of your homework diaries, along with your Spellings for Me login details. If you have lost them please message me and I can forward them on.
Fingers crossed we will all return at the start of February, you have so much to look forward to in your final six months of school life in Scoil Mhuire gan Smál!
The following downloads are:
1) Timetable PDF
2) Foclóir agus Frásaí
3 and 4) Grow in Love