5th & 6th Class - Mr Flynn
During Maths week which ran from the 13th - 21st October, the children of 5th and 6th class were busy taking part in on-line maths challenges against other class members and even tested themselves against other children around the country. They did really well in all of their challenges.
Before we broke up for our Halloween mid-term break the children were working hard right up to the last minute...........
Ya right!!! We had a great day, everyone dressed up in fancy dress. There were zombies, dead hurlers, devils, rock chicks, doctors, chuckys, pirates, nuns, skeletons, wrestlers, jack-in-the-box, marshmallow, minions and even Joe Brolly showed up. The effort made by the children was phenomenal. The prize for best costume went to Asher, well done Asher!
Once again the talents of the children in 5th and 6th class were recognised within the wider community when Ryan and Cormac Donohue won an art competition. The competition was ran by the Ballinasloe panto and there were entries from all over the region. The lads were the toast of the class as all of the children in 5th and 6th class won a ticket to see the panto Aladdin, well done lads!
In addition to this Iosabélla Treacy in 5th class also won an art competition ran by the Credit Union. Iosabélla's artistic creation will now go onto a national competition. Watch this space to see how she gets on...... Well done Iosabélla!
The Christmas Concert was held on the 6th of December in the parish hall. The 5th and 6th class production was the final act of the night and what a way to end a great nights entertainment! All the hours of rehearsal paid off with the children saving their best performance for the night. All 25 children played a huge part in the show and they did themselves and their families proud. There is no doubt that some of this group will be threading the boards on Broadway in the not too distant future, well done all!.
The Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) is well under way in 5th and 6th class. The children have been working on their ideas for the big project. In order to get to decide on the big project, the children came up with approximately 40 original ideas. The process of narrowing this down to 5 projects was not easy and involved a lot of negotiating, collaborating and discussion among the groups. Having decided on 5 projects, one per group, the children set about developing their group ideas and preparing prototypes and a presentation for our three dragons.
Our 'Dragons Den' day was on the 18th of December and each group pitched their idea to a panel of carefully selected dragons. We were privileged to have Ms. Egan, Mr. McHugh and our guest dragon Lorcan Mitchell from Mitchell Drums mitchelldrum.com to judge the presentations. After long deliberations one project was chosen as our big idea and we will progress with this idea as our class project. Lorcan is pictured below with 5th and 6th class and there are photos of the groups presenting their ideas to the dragons.
On behalf of 5th and 6th class I would like to wish all the parents and families a happy, healthy and safe Christmas and I am looking forward to working with you all again in 2019. Below is a sample of the Christmas decorations the children made in class (apologies for the all the glitter that was used and found in cars, sitting rooms, kitchens, clothes etc. as a result of the decorations going home:)