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6th Class December news

6th Class December news

The end of the first term in 6th class is here and we just cannot believe how quickly it has arrived! 6th class deserve a well-earned break this Christmas to spend some quality time with family after working so hard over the last few months.


We have been working hard at creating visualisations while we read during the month of December. Visualising involves creating a picture in our mind’s eye and using all five of our senses to create a full, detailed picture – what we see, what we hear, what we feel, what we taste and what we smell.

Both Ms. Synnott’s and Ms. Sheehan/Lane’s class have finished their guided reading novels. Although we were sad to see the end of some fantastic novels, we are looking forward to making the switch to reading informational texts in the New Year. Likewise, Ms. Fleming’s and Mr. Ó’Luasaigh’s class have completed their study of non-fiction texts and are excited to begin reading novels in January.

6th class have also put even more effort and dedication into their work on Narrative Writing over the last month and are preparing themselves to begin the ‘Write a Book’ project when we return to school after the break. This project involves every child in 6th class writing their own short story from start to finish. This always proves to be such a wonderful project and past pupils often say it was one of their favourite things to do in 6th class so we can’t wait to get started! Some boys and girls already know exactly what their story will be about!


Bhíomar ag caint faoi téama nua – An Nollaig.

  • Bhíomar an-ghnóthach ag déanamh cártaí Nollag, géansaí Nollag agus ag ullmhú an crann Nollag.
  • Léamar litir ghearáin chuig Daidí na Nollag – bhí sé an-ghreannmhar ar fad.
  • D’imríomar cluichí biongó le foclóir Nollag nua agus bhaineamar an-taitneamh as!

Anois, táimid in ann na ceisteanna seo a fhreagairt:

  • Cad a rinne tú maidin lae Nollag?
  • Cad a itheann tú don dhinnéar Nollag de ghnáth?
  • Cad a dtabharfaidh Daidí na Nollag duit?
  • Cad é an séasúr is fear leat? Cén fáth?


We took a well-deserved break from fractions, decimals and percentages over the month of December and moved on to learning all about shapes. We studied 2D shapes, co-ordinates and 3D shapes. We have really enjoyed integrating our maths learning with Christmas in making snowmen 3D shapes from nets and plotting co-ordinates to create Christmas scenes. 6th class have worked so hard developing their maths skills over the first term and are preparing themselves for secondary school all the time.

Other News

The lead up to Christmas in 6th class has been as exciting as ever. We were extremely lucky to be able to watch a virtual pantomime based on ‘The Sword and the Stone’ which was kindly purchased for our school by our fantastic Parents’ Association. The pantomime performance was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Ms. Synnott’s class also worked extremely hard in composing and rehearsing a Christmas performance which they performed virtually for all of the other classes in the school. We have created some beautiful Christmas artwork over the last few weeks, including 3D paper snowflakes, sock snowmen, Christmas tree decorations made from recyclable coffee capsules and so much more!

We have also had some great success in 6th class with some Christmas competitions. Ms. Synnott’s class won the Christmas door decorating competition in the 6th class group and have a whole class homework pass to look forward to in January as a result. Our school Elf on the Shelf was also revealed to be Samantha and we had two winners from 6th class, Chloe Hayden and Alan Foxton, who both guessed correctly and went home with two amazing hampers filled with goodies! Congratulations to everyone who took part!

From all of us in 6th class, we hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year. Stay safe, be kind to one another and we look forward to welcoming you back in January. Nollaig shona daoibh go léir.

Ms. Synnott, Ms. Lane, Ms. Fleming, Mr. Ó’Luasaigh.

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