6th Class

Welcome to the class blog for 6th class. We hope that enjoy looking at some the activities, lessons and outings that we get up to in our class. 

Class Information

Class Teacher :  Mr. Donagh O'Mahony

Email:  donagh@ballycloughns.com for class queries.

office@ballycloughns.com for administrative queries.

Lá Fhéile Bríde

We had great fun today in class learning all about St.Brigid. We looked a presentation about her life and had a Kahoot Quiz to test our knowledge after, well done to the winners! After we got to make our very own St. Brigid Crosses which we really enjoyed. 

La Fheile Bride Shona Daoibh 

Rugby Skills with Mallow Rugby Club

A big thank you to Maeve and all in Mallow Rugby club who came to school over a number of weeks to teach tag rugby to 6th class. The class got to explore all the elements of the game in a fun and engaging manner. 

Happy Christmas from all in 6th Class

Today marked the start of the Christmas Holidays.  We had a great time completed a Kahoot Christmas Quiz with 3rd & 4th class. It really put our Christmas knowledge to the test! 

After the quiz Santa popped in to say a quick hello and to wish us all a Merry Christmas. A big thank to our Parent's Assocation who accompanied Santa and brought a selection box for each of us.

Happy Christmas!

Secret Santa Presents

As a class we decided we would like to do Secret Santa. For this we got to pick the name of one of our classmates from a hat and then buy them a present we thought they would like.  Once all the presents were in school, we got to open them and had to guess who we thought got us the presents. 

Christmas Fire Safety Talk

In the run up to Christmas we were delighted to have Jonathan Madden from the Mallow Fire Department visit our class. He gave a very informative talk to the class during which he covered vital fire safety information to follow over the Christmas holidays. 

Our Penguin Art

Have a look at our penguin art that we recenlty completed. 

Christmas Drawing Webinar Tutorial 

We were delighted to partake in a webinar which was ran by the Wexford Education Centre. During this webinar artist Sarah Bowie did step by step drawing with the class in how to draw cartoon Christmas Characters. We really enjoyed partaking in the webinar.  At the end of the webinar we animated our drawings using Chatter Pics before uploading them onto our digital portfolios. 

Santa Comes to Ballyclough

There was a lot of excitement in the class when we got a special visit from Santa. This was organised in association with Temple Street Hospital. A big thank to everyone from their generous donations to such a worthy cause.  

6th Class Goes to the Cinema 

As a Christmas treat we got to go to the cinema in Mallow to see Home Alone 2.  We had great fun on to bus to and from the cinema during which we sang some of our favourite Christmas songs to get us into the Christmas spirit. We got to bring along some extra treats to watch during the film. The film got glowing reviews by all the class!

Collaborative Learning & Fun with our Junior and Senior Infants

We always enjoy when we get the opportunities to work with the younger classes in the school. Recently, we got to do paired work with the pupils in Junior & Seniors Infants. As part of this, we got to listen to and read stories with them. We also got to chance to get involved with their Aistear which was great fun!

Our Community Garda Talks to 6th Class

We were delighted to welcome back our community Garda John  Fitzgerald back to our school. He gave a very informative and important talk to us about the impact the cyber bullying can have on others. He also went through some very practical steps that we can take that can help to eliminate and deal with cyber bullying. 

A big talk you to Garda Fitzgearld for coming in and we look forward to welcoming him back again soon.

Biachlár e-book

In Irish we have been focusing on the theme of Bia. We integrated this in with our ICT lessons where we have been continuing to learn how to create digital e-books. 

Have a look at the menu's we created to practice the vocabulary we have been learning in Irish. 

Christmas Cards

We were delighted to receive our Christmas Cards that came in the post today. A few weeks back we got to design our very own Christmas Cards, it was great to see our work published. We can't wait to send out our cards to our friends and families. 

Fifa Men's World Cup e-book

Having complete our research and written project on the countries that are partaking in this years Fifa Men's World Cup. We decide to create e-books based on the research that we completed. We each have our own book creator account that we access through the use of own individual QR codes. We each created our own e-book based on our country, as part of this designed in own style. Once all the e-books were created we then combined all the books to create one book. Click on the image and it will bring you to our very own e-book. We hope that you enjoy reading it!

Fifa Men's World Cup Projects

We currently looking at all things World Cup in our class. We each picked a team from a hat to follow and we then researched these countries. Have a look through our projects that we created. 

Badminton Fun During PE 

Since the start of the school year we have been focusing on the strand of games in PE. We have looked as a look of different games such as hockey, tag rugby, soccer, basket and rounders. Most recently we explored the skills thats involved in badminton and got to play some badminton games.

Orienteering in Doneraile Park

Cork Sport Partnership recently ran an orienteering event in Doneraile Park. Before we began we shown how to read and follow maps, how to use a legend, how to find north in a map and finally how to use our card and punch. Once this was down we had to use the map to complete the challenge around the park to see who would be first back with their card completed.  After the orienteering we got to have some free time in the playground which was great fun!

Dream Space Student Workshop 

We as a class are delighted to partaking in European Code Week. As part of this we completed an online workshop with the Dream Space Team in Microsoft for Education.  In this workshop we were taught what is computer science, coding and all the different terms that are used when coding. We also got to follow their instructions on how to use block coding to create our very own Retro Arcade Game. We had great fun in creating our very own games using code. If you would like to try to code your own games using the Microsoft Code Arcade then click on the link below. 

World Mental Health Day:  Monday 10th October 

On Monday 10th October we celebrated World Mental Health Day. A big thank you to Claudia who came into our class and thought us a number of different mindfulness techniques. We also got a exchange one of our written pieces of homework to complete one of the World Mental Health Day Activities. 

Football Blitz 

A big well done to our boys and girls in 5th & 6th class who played in a Blitz in Glantane today. Both teams played two matches each and put in great performances. They showed a great level of skill, determination and teamwork. We are already looking forward to our next set of matches!

STEM Challenge: The Longest Paper Chain 

We always enjoy getting to explore STEM Challenges as a class. Our most recent challenge was to see who could make the longest paper chain by only using one A4 sheet of paper, a scissors and a glue stick.  Following brainstorming and putting a strategy in place, it was time to begin the challenge. Each team approached the challenge in a different manner. Following some great excitement it was time to measure the lengths of  our chains. Sadly, some chains broke when measuring as the teams focused too much on the length of the chain instead instead of the strength.

A big well done to the winning team of Anna & Clodagh who won homework off vouchers. Their chain measure a huge four metres long!

Football Training 

We are delighted to back football training again for the our up coming Scaith na Scoil matches.  A big thank you to that teachers that are helping us to improve our skills. 

Making Apple Tarts with Apples from our School Garden


We had great fun recently when we made apple tarts using apples from our school garden. Have a look at our video to see how we made them. A big thank you our form teacher Mrs. Cashman who popped in to give us a helping hand in making our tarts. We also got to make cheesecake buns with our leftover pastry which we got to cook and eat in school.