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Sixth class have been learning about ancient buildings and ruins in Ireland. We read about the most famous ruins, such as Glendalough and Trim Castle and we recreated them using Lego. We then went for a walk to see an unusual ruin in our locality! This ruin is called ‘The Bottle Tower’ or ‘Hall’s Barn’. It was built in the 1740s during a year of intense famine in the country. It is a miniature replica of The Wonderful Barn in Leixlip.
On Monday 6th Class went on a trip to Airfield. We had a delightful day. We saw cows being milked, we toured the animals and gardens, and we spent some time catching and releasing baby frogs.
This month 6th Class engaged in a STEM investigation. We began by discussing how frisbees work. We then gathered items from our homes to investigate which one ‘sailed’ the furthest through the air. We were mindful of shape, size and weight when doing this investigation. To ensure fair testing, one person was responsible for throwing the items, from the same point, with the same force.
We then decided to make our own frisbees using materials from home and again we had to be mindful of size, shape, type of material and weight. We drew our designs, made our frisbees, tested how far they ‘sailed’ and recorded our data using charts and trend graphs.
In 6th Class we have been doing a unit of work on World War 1. The students were set the task of creating their very own World War 1 Shoebox Trench. Armed with nothing but a list of criteria and a schedule of work the 6th Class students spent 2 weeks working on their projects. Their creations demonstrate incredible creativity, resourcefulness and talent. Take a look at some of their trenches below.
Rebecca’s 6th Class have been putting their culinary skills to use every Friday as they engage in an online bake off. So far we have made chocolate brownies, Oreo and Malteser cheesecake and cupcakes. The cupcake session was led by the lovely Lily who shared her love of baking by teaching us all. There certainly are many star bakers in this class!