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Sixth class art

In art we have been studying the work of Henrí Matisse. Matisse is a French artist known for making colourful works of art. Matisse is considered to be one of the pioneers of the Fauvism movement in which natural scenes are portrayed in unnatural,usually extremely bright colours. He used a variety of materials in his work, including oil paint, bronze and he would also
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GAA Amigos Skills Challenge

Congratulations to Liam, Cormac, Andrew and Jamie who won the Sligo final of the GAA Amigos skills challenge. The challenge was held in Summerhill College on Thursday 3rd March. Twelve schools from around the county participated with four players on each team. Teams were tested on their soloing, kick passing and point scoring ability. Ransboro emerged victorious with a total score of 41 out
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Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Rosha who represented Ransboro NS in the county final of the Sligo Spelling Bee. The competition was held recently in Calry NS.  Participants from 21 schools around Sligo competed and the standard of spelling was extremely high. Rosha performed admirably, making it through to the fifth round of the competition. Among the spellings asked on the day were vulnerability, ethnomethodology, tyranny and vernacular.The
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1916 Rising

                        Sixth class have been studying the 1916 Rising in History. We learned all about the build-up to the Rising and the reasons for it; the Rising itself and the events of Easter week; and the consequences of the rebellion. We researched the Rising independently and completed group projects on the topic. In
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Pop Art

Sixth class have been studying the Pop Art movement. Pop Art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the USA. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising and news. Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. One of its
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Sixth class computer work

Sixth class have been busy using the new school laptops since we returned from the Christmas holidays. We have been using the laptops for a range of different activities across the curriculum. On Friday February 4th, we started a four week computer programming course using the ‘Scratch’ software. Keith McManus from Sligo IT will be showing us how to use the software to create our very
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Sixth Class Christmas Village

Sixth class constructed a model Christmas village as our Art lesson over the last few weeks. First we constructed different shaped buildings from cardboard, paying particular attention to features like windows, doors, roofs and chimneys. Next we covered our structures with papier-mâché. When the papier-mâché dried, we designed shop-fronts for our buildings and painted them accordingly. Finally we added festive effects such as snow
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Every day on my way to school I cross four bridges, and pass under three, but never notice anything different. But it’s amazing to think that something as common as a bridge is actually brilliant enough to hold its own weight and much more. I suspect most other people are the same as me, never realising how wonderful bridges are unless you stop to
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Hallowe’en Fancy Dress

Sixth class enjoyed dressing up for Hallowe’en in a variety of weird and wonderful outfits. We had a scarecrow, a box-troll, a demon kick-boxer, two Hermione Graingers, Harry Potter, two Special Agents, a vampire granny, a pirate and a Jamaican!

Sixth Class Music Generation

Sixth class have been learning how to play the violin as part of the Music Generation programme. We have had five lessons so far with our tutor, Julia. Each lesson begins with 20 minutes of music theory followed by an hour of violin instruction. We are really enjoying the programme and are making great progress. We have already learned to play excerpts from ‘Willow Waltz’,
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