Senior Room Web Page

4th, 5th and 6th class would like to welcome you to our page. Once again we are having a very busy year and would like to share what we have been doing with you.

 

This year we are working towards getting an Active School flag. We have set up a committee to organise events and keep note of what is being done in school and at home to keep active and healthy. The committee is made up of all the pupils from the senior room. We ran a competition to create a slogan and mascot for our Active Flag and the winner was "PE Pete" with the slogan:

Hands on your hips,

A smile on your lips,

Spirit in your heart,

Get ready to start. Well done to everyone who entered and to the runners up and winners.


  

 

 

 To find out more about the Active School Flag check out http://www.activeschoolflag.ie/home.html 

 

The Active Flag committee then decided they wanted to turn PE Pete into a real mascot. In art we used junk art along with plaster of Paris and began creating a 3D model. We will update you of a picture when he is complete.

 

 

 Guitar lessons are continuing to go well with all the children practicing hard and getting really good! We took advantage of one of the few sunny days we got and played a few tunes outside.

 

 

 

 

 Before the Easter holidays we had great fun taking part in an Easter hunt which led us to some delicious Easter eggs.

 

 

 

During Seachtain na Gaeilge we learned how to do ceili dancing and performed the Waves of Tory and the Ballai Luimnigh with the junior classroom. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the 6th March we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite characters from books we have read.

 

 

We have been working really hard practicing our creative writing and going through the writing process to produce stories that we are very proud of. We wrote our stories, illustrated pictures and published our very own books with colourful book covers. On World Book Day we got the chance to read our own books to a special audience (the junior room).

 

 

 

 

We really got into the Christmas spirit this year and made some beautiful sculptures from clay as well as writing some humorous newspaper articles.

 

 

 

We even got a visit from Santa himself.


 

 

 

In October we visited the Ulster Scots centre where we learned about life in our area long ago. We were taught about how people lived, the work they did, what they wore and what they ate.  We also got a lesson on how bread was made, how to make our own butter from cream and what flax was used for in the olden days.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

In October we were learning about the physical features of Ireland in geography. We then made our own physical features maps of Ireland using dough and icing.