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5th Class/6th Class
In 5th and 6th Class, we have been doing a project based on the 'Global Goals for Sustainable Development'.
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, we must work together to build a better future for everyone.
Based on this, we organised ourselves into groups. Each group drew a 'Global Goals' town, including as many innovative ideas as possible to achieve and promote the aims set out by the Global Goals. Our 'towns' were then joined together to create a 'Global Goals City'.
We had very interesting discussions about our role as global citizens and brainstormed ideas of how we can help to make more sustainable choices in our lives to help achieve the targets set out in the Global Goals.
Below, please look at the global goals and read our ideas as to how we can make sustainable choices.
We have started our year with a positive mindset. As a class, we are teammates and every member of the team has something special to contribute. We created this display to identify the important qualities of our group which help us to succeed. We look forward to using these skills to have a productive and fun year together!
We've been busy in 5th and 6th Class testing out our engineering skills. Have a look at the bridges we built in teams. Each bridge was required to hold a weight of 500g; each one was successful!
The Titanic was one of the most famous ships to ever sail the Atlantic Ocean. We've been reading stories about passengers on board and explored the contrasting experience passengers had depending on which class they travelled in. From reading recounts and looking at photographs, we imagined what the luxurious first class cabins were like and how cramped third class cabins were. We created models of various cabins in shoeboxes! Have a look and see if you can tell the classes apart
This year our focus in 5th and 6th Class was on the Irish Coast and Climate Change. We explored the various bays, headlands and islands around Ireland and investigated marine life that is found on our coasts.
We also explored what effect the North and South Poles melting would have on sea levels through experiments with melting ice! We finished off our week by creating an underwater collage in art.
We also worked with Junior and Senior infants to make parachutes! It was a very busy science week!