Sixth Class Events

Sixth Class have been very busy over the past few weeks, read about some of the activities they got up to.

GALWAY DEBATING COMPETITION

On Tuesday the 20th of January, the students in Sixth Class travelled by bus to Oranmore Library to the Galway Primary School Debating Competition. It is the first year that Scoil Íde has taken part in the competition.

The team which consisted of Captain Lucja and her team mates Francesca and Ellen faced a strong opposing team – Scoil Iognáid. The motion on the day was: ‘We All Have the Right to Free Water’. It was our job to convince the audience of this as we proposed the motion.

Over the past few months, we have done a lot of work in the area of debating and persuasive writing. During the days leading up to this debate, we prepared diligently by working with our class, our teacher and Mrs. Horgan. We carried out a lot of research about the topic, re-wrote our speeches many times and practised reciting aloud. In the end, our speeches were brilliant!

When we got to Oranmore, it was straight down to business. Our class mates took their seats, the chairperson addressed the audience and the debate commenced. Lucja was the first speaker. She led our team excellently. Francesca followed on from her with some very strong points and Ellen confidently concluded our debate. Unfortunately in the end, the opposing team won.

Although we were disappointed we were very proud of our efforts. All in all it was a brilliant whole class experience and each and every one of us learnt and developed skills that will help us throughout our lives.

SEÓ FAISIN

Cúpla seachtain ó shin nuair a bhíomar ag foghlaim faoi ‘éadaí’, bhí seó faisin againn i Rang a Sé. Bhíomar ag obair le chéile i ngrúpanna. Ghléas muid in éadaí difriúla ; sean éadaí, éadai nua, éadai geimhridh agus éadaí samhraidh. Fuaireamar na headaí sa bhaile, inár gcófraí agus i vardrúis ár máithreacha! Bhí an-spórt againn. Féach ar na pictiúiri! Nach bhfuil muid ag breathnú go hálainn!

A TRIP TO THE THEATRE!

Last Tuesday, the  27th of January, Sixth Class and our teacher went to the Town Hall Theatre to see a production of the show; ‘All Shook Up’, which was being staged by the transition year students in Salerno Secondary School.

The show commenced at 11 o’clock. When we arrived at the theatre, we were delighted when the steward showed us upstairs to the balcony. We were the only school seated on the upper level! We quickly sat back and enjoyed the show. We were able to sing along with lots of the songs as they were all songs made famous by ‘The King’ – Elvis Presley.

The show was quite light-hearted and humorous. There were many tales of romances, failed romances, and unrequited love in a sleepy little town in America in the 1960s! We all squirmed a little when it came to the ‘lovey-dovey’ parts , but laughed out loud and really engaged with the story.

It is safe to say we all had a great experience. Maybe one day we will be on stage in the Town Hall Theatre!

SIXTH CLASS SCIENCE FAIR

Last Friday afternoon the students of Sixth Class became scientists! We turned our classroom into a laboratory and demonstrated various interesting experiments to the children in both first class and fourth class.

We all worked in groups to carry out the different experiments. We prepared for the experiments for some weeks, collected a range of materials, researched information  and carefully planned the experiment processes. We supported our projects with pictures and posters which we made during art class.

The experiments carried out were ; testing for starch, electrical circuits, the electromagnet, friction and bearings, a water tornado, an aerosol spray-gun and a kaleidoscope.

During our science fair, we clearly explained what we were trying to prove, how the experiment works and the materials that we used. We showed models and diagrams to the children. We received a lot of positive feedback from everyone!