Another month completed in 2020 and time is flying. We’ve had a busy November learning about bullying, perspective, long division and much more!
We’ve really enjoyed a wide range of activities and threw ourselves into Science Week with a range of different investigations. We tried to find a balance between looking after our mental and physical health throughout the month by continuing our wellbeing journals, taking regular movement breaks and learning how to recognise and help in bullying situations. We enjoyed time in the field, learned new basketball skills to show off in the yard and began construction on Norman castles, armour and weapons. We tackled lots of Irish verbs and hosted assembly for the senior classes.
Enjoy some photos of our November escapades!
Showing off our soccer skills up in the field:
For Science week
First off, we investigated the power of soap…
We put on our engineering hats and tried to create helicopters:
Once we got the design right, we needed to add a little height..
Following a few alterations, we let our helicopters fly…
We continued our Science Week adventures with some building challenges: tallest tower and sturdiest stool:
Thursday and Friday were set aside for individual experiments and investigations…
We even had two professional scientists join us for a virtual visit.
We got stuck into anti-bullying week and hosted an anti-bullying assembly for the other senior classes including some educational dramas. These dramas are unfortunately too large to upload, but I’ve made them available on Google Classroom. We wore blue to unite us against bullying and said NO to bullying behaviour. We were very proud of our schoolmates in 6th class on their TV appearance – we even spotted some of our own art work on the show!
We really enjoyed Anti-Bullying Week and decided to choose kindness over all else..
We were very proud of our class winners. A member of our class penned the winning anti-bullying slogan and another student represented the class in a GAA 100 challenge – well done!
We finished the month with a mound of cardboard which will be transformed into historical replicas of Norman buildings, clothing and famous Drogheda landmarks. They’re currently under construction, you’ll have to wait until next month to see the final products!