On the 8th of December, both 6th classes travelled to Ballina Church to learn about and rejoice the feast of the Immaculate Conception. We learned some songs for our show Alice in Wonderland. We will be performing this show in February.
We learned about WW2 (1939-1945), the Blitz, Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain. We are working on projects at the moment. Paul Conroy (Kyle' s grandad), brought in items from his war collection such as uniforms of soldiers from U.S, Germany, and Britain. He also examined ration books, models of submarines, medals and photographs. He had a Japanese blessing printed on a silk scarf attached to a scroll. He also had a 'sweetheart cushion', which was gifted to a loved one by the soldier. His visit really opened our eyes to the technology used and the similarities and differences on both sides of WW2.
We painted Christmas Windows and made Brian Boru shields to battle the' Vikings' in 3rd class. We also had a competition on who could make the best recycled Christmas decoration for the Christmas tree. Next, we learned about the diagram and functions of the kidney. Then we gathered supplies for less well off people in our community for a Christmas appeal, and made Christmas cards for senior citizens in the nursing home.
We learned how to design Christmas cards on Netbooks with Múinteoir Patricia. We look forward to printing them and sharing them with our friends and family. Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir!