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6th Class Newsletters

6th Class have done a fantastic job to date on their monthly newsletters. Feel free to check them out below. Keep up the good work Rang a 6!!

6. January-newsletter

5. Christmas-Newsletter

4. November Newsletter – PAGE 2

3. November Newsletter PAGE 1

2. October-Newsletter

1. September Newsletter

Songs for Peace Proms

Please click on link for peace proms website and to download songs.

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Clay workshop in 3rd Class

3rd Class’s Clay Workshop     By Diarmuid Cahill

On Friday the 6th of November 2015, a lady called Helen came into 3rd class, Shanbally National School, to teach them how to do clay. As she lived in an area where the majority of people spoke Irish, she was also there to improve their Irish.

 

She started off by asking us our name and our hobbies. While 3rd class were answering, she was cutting clay evenly. She did this using a special type of wire. After she had done this, we had all a lump of clay. Helen then asked us to soften the clay by rolling it around in our hands. After about 3 minutes of doing this, we were asked to split the clay in half.

 

Helen said to take one half of the clay and put the other half somewhere safe. She then put clay cutters into the middle of the table. There was a range of stuff including: ginger bread men and women, stars, dogs, Christmas trees and hearts. Helen told 3rd class to make some Christmas decorations. While 3rd class were making their Christmas decorations using the cutters, the 3rd class teacher was writing their names on boxes. These boxes were then given out to the children to put their Christmas decorations in when they were finished. The 3rd class teacher, Ms. Tuohy, was putting their website: www. luoismulhahy.ie up to show 3rd class videos of how pottery was made.

 

After doing this, 3rd class were allowed to make whatever we wanted. Some people made houses, some made pinch pots and some made pencil holders. Helen was putting out a special paint called glaze. It is kind of weird because it might look like green, but turn out to be purple.

 

After all this, we thanked Helen. Then 3rd class had a photo taken with her. Three people then went with Helen to help bring the equipment out to her car. She was going to put them in a kiln to make it stronger. We thanked her again and said goodbye.

   The End

 

Here are some photos of our Clay Workshop with Helen.

Clay with Helen

 

 

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We looked at the Website of Louis Mulcahy and there were a few short films describing how to make and glaze the pottery.

clay in the kiln

 

Helen sent up these photos of our clay pots and decorations in the kiln in Ballyferritter.

This is the first firing of the clay, also called the Bisque firing.

 

Bisque firing of clay

Our Clay Workshop

Ms Tuohy’s sister came to our school and did some pottery. We made pinch pots and then she let us make our own piece. Helen was a very nice person. She lives in Kerry and in her village  she speaks Irish all the time.

To make the pot we first got a ball of clay. Then we rolled the clay on the table. Then we covered our pieces with glaze.

Helen has brought them to the kiln and we should have before Christmas. I am   giving   my Mom and Dad my pottery   for Christmas.

Everyone enjoyed our pottery workshop.

By Noah Morris

 

The clay workshop with Helen

by Billy Creamer

We made a clay workshop with our teacher’s sister Helen. I made a Minecraft house with clay. Helen would cut clay with a wire. Helen also came to improve our Irish. She will put our clay structures in a kiln for it form into a stronger structure.

The paint we used was a particular type of paint called glaze. We also made Christmas decorations and pinch pots and used a roller to flatten the clay. Some structures that were made might not be strong enough because it might burn in the kiln.

The clay that Helen bought was quite expensive for clay. Helen came all the way from Kerry. Some lamps are made out of clay as well as a lot of bowls plates etc. When she first came in we introduced ourselves to her while she was cutting clay. She also taught the other class using clay.

At the end of the day Ms.Corkery  took a photo of the class,  Helen and Ms.Tuohy.

 

Christmas Bazaar Craft in 6th Class!

6th class loved baking in school for a change and did a great job. I hope they enjoyed tasting them after the Bazaar on Sunday.

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6th Class Get Creative for Halloween!!

A massive well done to 6th class on making all their own Halloween costumes this year. To say we were impressed was an understatement!! A special mention to our class spider and vending machine who won the vote for best boys and girls costume.

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Sixth Class Science Show in Shanbally NS

Well done to all the Sixth Class pupils and to their teacher, Ms. Moran, on an absolutely brilliant Science Show last Friday 13th November. For the past few years the Science Show has become a highlight of the week during Science Week, in our school. This year the pupils excelled once again. They researched their work carefully, tried out their experiment at home and then demonstrated their work, not only to all the pupils at school, but to the parents who visited the school on our recent open night. They showed great confidence during the whole science show and it was clear that each pupil had researched their chosen subject very well and had a very clear understanding of their experiment.

Well done to all the Sixth Class pupils and to their teacher, Ms. Moran !!

We would welcome any pupil’s  account of the show and we would be happy to publish them on this page also.

 

 

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Maths Week: BrainSnack prizewinners

Recently, during Maths Week, there were many games and puzzles taking place throughout the school. One popular item  was the BrainSnack cards which were posted throughout the school,,,,,,,, Approx sixty answers were submitted and we had quite a few correct answers. The overall winners were chosen because  they submitted the most correct answers.

 

 

Maths Week Winners (2)

 

 

 

Here is a list of winners:

Four Correct Answers:

  • Ethan Hurley

  • Maebh O’Mahony

  • Cormac Ryan

Three Correct Answers

  • Chloe Foley

  • Liam Middleton

Well done to all who entered the BrainSnack Competition!

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September Newsletter Issue 1 by Sixth Class Pupils

Well done to Sixth Class pupils who composed the September  newsletter.

It features lots of interesting school information. highlights of the month, penmanship awards, Gaeilgeoirí na Mhíosa, congratulations notes, and some lovely photos.

The newsletter was enjoyed very much by all the pupils. and both  staff and pupils look forward to reading the October issue of the newsletter which will be published over the next few days.

Please click on the link below, to read the September issue. .

6th Class Newsletter

 

Maths Week 2015!

 

 

Everybody in Shanbally N.S. had great fun this week solving daily puzzles and playing maths games in the yard. A big thank you to all the 6th class students who did a great job organising it! Well done.

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