It has been a very exciting week in Rang a Cúig! We started working on Chance in Maths, this is our final chapter this year and a really fun one! We learned about Dyslexia, how people with Dyslexia can see the world differently and how it can come with many strengths such as creativity or a talent for STEM subjects to name but a few. In Science and Geography this week we learned about people and communities, how supporting one another is important to allow everyone to thrive.
We started a challenge this week as part of our homework along with the whole school. It is about turning off the tap when you are brushing your teeth. This saves around 64 cups of water each time! Which is great for the environment. This challenge was set up by the green school committee and we are excited to see the results later in the month. Our school tour to Baltinglass adventure centre is next Thursday so we spent time discussing what we need to bring and what we will get up to there. We are very excited for this tour!
It is Pride month and we are learning all about LGBTQ+ rights and history. We have decorated our class for Pride. We have learned about Harvey Milk a prominent gay rights activist from the 1970’s and the first openly gay city offical to be elected in the USA. We have also heard lovely stories from ‘A Day In May’ by Charlie Bird, a book of personal stories related to the 2015 marriage referendum in Ireland. Today we are going to head to cricket for P.E and we are very excited. This afternoon we are going to watch a play called ‘Me,Mollser’ about the character of Mollser from Sean O’Casey’s ‘The Plough and the Stars’ specially adapted by the Abbey theatre for 5th and 6th class pupils.
Thanks so much for reading our newsletter and happy Pride month!