October in 5th and 6th

October 2019

October was a busy month in Fifth & Sixth with the class partaking in many activities from across the curriculum. They continue to work on the recount writing genre with some samples being posted soon. Both classes worked on Long division & participated in many fun games and problem solving activities for Maths Week. There was great excitement surrounding Oola reaching the County Final and our class created some paper woven flags for the momentous occasion,  they also made some knitted plaits to wear in support of their team.

Class learned a lot of Hallowe’en language as Gaeilge and learned how to make a Bairín Breac as Gaeilge too.

Both classes have undertaken the complex task of building Norman castles for their history learning during the month of October, this has been very engaging and has led to some excellent collaborations and superb learning opportunities. Watch this space for the finished products in November. 

As part of our Green Schools Initiative and Oola Tidy Towns we had a visit from a very informed gentleman about the natural flora and fauna in our environment. Class learned so many facts about the habitats of various living things that surrounds us every day such as a the white and green patches we see on our school walls.

  • There are approximately 20 000 different lichen species.

  • Lichen is a combination of a fungi and an algae.

  • Birds use lichen to camouflage their nests.

  • Lichen can grow on rocks, tree trunks, leather, shells of living animals and even plastic.

Class had great fun getting dressed up for hallowe’en, there was a fantastic selection of costumes and the various childrens’ creativity skills.