Trocaire Poetry Competition 2017.

Posted on May 17th, 2017 in zz ~ Ms. McLoughlin by Martha Mcloughlin

Some of the girls from Ms Mc loughlin’s 6th class entered Trocaire’s annual poetry competition run in associated with Poetry Ireland.

The theme of this years competition was ‘Before the Storm’, exploring how people prepare for extreme weather events caused by climate change. Sinéad O Reilly’s poem ‘Foreboding’ was awarded Second Place, we are very proud of her. She will attend the awards ceremony next week in The National Library in Dublin.

Well done to all the girls who wrote fantastic poems for the competition. Here is Sinéad’s winning poem. Well done Sinéad!!!

FOREBODING

The warning comes in,

It’s worse than they thought.

In a hurricane’s path,

All items are caught.

They think back two decades,

To Hurricane Mitch,

Destroying the fields,

And crops that were rich.

It swept through the land,

Its fingers stretched out,

All houses and trees

Were snatched down its mouth.

The hurricane’s hungry,

It wants to be fed,

It ploughs on, relentless,

Fills people with dread.

They try to build shelters,

Make ways to escape,

But some will not leave

For their history’s sake.

They pile up the sandbags,

And build up the walls,

They know that tomorrow

Some houses will fall.

They gather together,

And ponder their fate,

All they can do now

Is sit there and wait.

Sinéad O’Reilly

6th class have been really busy!

Posted on February 1st, 2017 in zz ~ Ms. McLoughlin by Martha Mcloughlin

We have been learning all about World War II in History. We have found out lots of interesting information about World War II. In pairs we researched World War II and created projects which we presented to the rest of the class.
Some of our projects were about Adolf Hitler, Anne Frank, The Treatment of Jews between 1939-1945 and The Allies and Axis Power’s.
We really enjoyed creating and presenting our projects!

 

We also recreated scenes from the ‘Blitzkrieg’ which means ‘Lightning war’. The Germans introduced this new system of warfare to attack their enemies quickly . We used sponges to create an early sunrise background and used black paper to design our city silhouette.  We really enjoyed doing these pictures and we think they look great!!

The 1798 Centre and Vinegar Hill

Posted on October 21st, 2016 in zz ~ Ms. McLoughlin by Martha Mcloughlin

We have been learning about the 1798 Rebellion in school and we were so lucky to get to take a trip to visit the 1798 Centre, Enniscorthy Castle and also Vinegar Hill.

The two sixth classes set off on Friday 14th October and we had a great day. We learned loads of information about the Rebellion from our tour guides, we explored the castle and we got to try on old fashioned costumes.

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6th class so far…

Posted on October 10th, 2016 in zz ~ Ms. McLoughlin by Martha Mcloughlin

We are all delighted to be back in school and in 6th class.

September was a busy month for us and here’s a sample of what we’ve been up to in room 9.

The Food Pyramid

We created The Food Pyramid as a class.

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We drew these beautiful still life drawings of a fruit bowl, we carefully shaded them in using pencil.

In English, we have been creatively writing. We wrote newspaper articles about the Titanic and using tea-stained paper we wrote messages in bottles.

We have also begun working on geography projects. In pairs we chose a country we would like to find out more about, we researched many facts about these countries and we are now in the process of putting our projects together. We will be presenting them to the class soon!

We have lots more exciting things planned and we can’t wait to share them with you all soon.

Keep an eye out for more news from 6th class!