6th class have been learning about 3-D shapes. Here are some shapes we made:
Can you count how many faces are on each shape?
Did you know that another name for a triangular based pyramid is a tetrahedron?
I f you are visiting Room 12 have a look at our 3-D shapes.
For Golden Time 6th class made spicy potato wedges. We made enough for the whole class – 21 children.
Here is our shopping list:
Schwartz Spicy Cajun Mix (€1.60 x2) €3.20
2 ½ kg of rooster potato €3.49
Total = €6.69
(* We also used ¾ tablespoons of cooking oil.)
We calculated that it cost €0.32 per portion.
(6.69 ÷ 21)
Using the website www.justeat.ie we researched how much a portion of wedges cost in various local fast food restaurants and takeaways.
We discovered that the cheapest potion cost €2 and the most expensive cost €3.50.
The wedges we made were delicious and much cheaper!!
6th class were involved in a nature talk and walk around the school looking at flora and fauna that can be seen in and around the school and Sligo area
This year 6th were working alongside two artists to produce artwork in conjunction with St Johns in Ballytivnan. This year the theme of birds were chosen and children and the old folks in St. Johns made paper mache birds which were then attached to a wooden tree.
Six children from 6th class visited St Johns to see the work being done by the old folks, to talk to some of the participants and to show off some of their work in the gardens of St. Johns.
The Bumblence or “Children’s Ambulance” visited the school and the 6th class pupils were allowed to view inside the ambulance and learn about the service that is provided by the Bumblence for sick children travelling to and from hospitals in Ireland…for more information check out the Bumblence website.
6th class were looking at changes in Ireland from the early 50’s through to modern times and we were lucky to study some of these coins that wee in circulation before the Euro became the current currency.
On Wednesday the 6th of November, as part of Science Week, St Edwards N.S held a Science Fair in our hall. Each class set up a table and demonstrated one of their favourite science experiments that they had done this term.
In 6th class we demonstrated how to make a lava lamp using oil, water, food colouring and an alka seltzer tablet. This experiment is based on chemical energy. This is the procedure:
1. Fill 1/4 of the bottle with water.
2. Fill 1/2 of the bottle with oil.
3. Add a few drops of food colouring.
4. Put an alka seltzer tablet into the bottle.
5. Shake the bottle gently.
The oil and water added to the bottle separate from each other, with oil on top because it has a lower density than water. The food colouring falls through the oil and mixes with the water at the bottom. The piece of Alka-Seltzer tablet you drop in after releases small bubbles of carbon dioxide gas that rise to the top and take some of the coloured water along for the ride making the lava lamp effect.
lakeisle of inisfree final 6th class have been learning the poem Lake Isle of Innisfree by W.B. Yeats. In art we painted our favourite scene from the poem. We then made a photostory of the poem. We hope you enjoy it!
On Friday 17th May 6th class students received the sacrament of confirmation in St. Joseph’s Church. We were joined by children from St. Joseph’s N.S. and St. Brendan’s N.S. Bishop Christopher Jones, Fr. Noel and Fr. Hugh celebrated the ceremony with us. The school choirs from both schools helped make the day extra special for us. We enjoyed spending time with our family and friends after the ceremony.
The following Monday we had a confirmation party at school. We did not wear our uniforms to school. Teacher ordered pizzas for us and we watched a DVD.
For Golden Time sixth class made Queen Cakes. Here is the procedure of how we made them. They are easy to make…give them a try!!!
Goal: How to make Queen Cakes
Ingredients: Self raising flour 125g
Caster sugar 125g
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
Hundreds and thousands
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Weigh 125g of self raising flour, caster sugar and butter
- Crack two eggs and put into a cup or bowl.
- Whisk the eggs.
- Pour in 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
- Put all the ingredients into a bowl.
- Mix them together with a hand mixer.
- Put bun cases into bun tray.
- Spoon the mixture into the bun cases.
- Bake them for 15-20 minutes.
- Put some cooking chocolate into a bowl and put on top of a saucepan full of hot water.
- Dip the Queen Cakes into the melted chocolate and if you like add some hundreds and thousands.
Evaluation: I think they were really delicious.