Fifth and Sixth Class


Maths Week in 6th class


This week 6th class have been taking part in many different challenges as part of maths week 2018. We are doing an estimation challenge, trying our hand at dingbats, took on the jumping maze and other maths challenges!









Sixth Class Art.



Maths Workshop rang a Sé 

We had the opportunity of working with Mr Pat Hanrahan a retired principal last week. He introduce us to maths equipment called Izac9. This equipment was very interesting and we enjoyed using it. See us in action. 




Shrove Tuesday

Pancakes with 5th Class





Pancakes with 6th class





Seó Faisin Rang a Sé




Sixth Class Science.

In a recent science lesson, we built “Electrical Bugs” 

Materials required.

One size D battery,

Electrical wire

A small bulb

Blu tack



We took two electrical wires and connect one to the top of the battery and one to the bottom of the battery. We then connected the other end of both wires to the bulb using Blu tack. This created a circuit. 

We had alot of fun doing this experiment. Some bugs worked better than others and some bugs looked really cool.





We were praying for snow!!




Our Art Display 





Fifth Class Gymnastics

The children of 5th Class participating in P.E. We are currently covering the strand of gymnastics and the children are learning how to perform various movements and sequences. In the strand of Gymnastics, the children improve quality in body performance, body tension and body shape. They are thoroughly enjoying it and will be creating a routine in groups which they will be marked on, based on teamwork, movements, balance and the range of gymnastics actions in which they have learned.



Our Christmas Play.




from Out of the Ark

5th & 6th Class 2016



Biz Works 2016




On Friday evening, the 25th of November the children of 5th class from St Joseph’s National School attended the Enterprise Ireland event in the Spots Centre, Skibbereen. The Bank of Ireland hosted the event and many businesses from around Skibbereen had stalls promoting their businesses. Dáithí Ó Sé was the guest speaker and made the whole event very pleasant for the children. The event ran from 5.30-8.30 pm and Miss Quinn and Mrs Groarke assisted the children for the night.

The children of the winning team from Biz World ‘Shotpots’ had prepared the ingredients in school and kept them refrigerated until they had to be brought down to the Sports hall. When we arrived to the hall, there was an assigned table arranged for the children and alongside them was the Parents association who were selling tickets for the Winter Warmer. The parents association also so kindly donated the ingredients for the ‘Shotpots’. The children began to set up their stall and a queue formed promptly. The girls felt the pressure as there was a huge demand for the ‘Shotpots’. They thoroughly enjoyed dealing with the money and communicating with the customers. They got the ultimate experience of what running a business is all about.

The winning group were called up on stage, gave their speech on what Biz World is all about and were presented with their certificates from the witty Dáithí Ó Sé, they also thanked the Bank of Ireland for giving them the opportunity to participate in the programme and presented Marge Doolan with a card and a bunch of flowers and Celeste (manager of BOI) with a card. Each child from the class was then called up and presented with their certificate.

 Dáithí was extremely busy mingling with the people of the community; however we managed to capture some beautiful pictures. The girls were thrilled when he decided to have a ‘Shotpot’ which the girls had kept for especially him as their business was a sell-out.

Bríd Stack, the Cork Senior Footballer also arrived and had a brief interview with Dáithí on stage, the girls were lucky enough to capture some beautiful moments with her and the cup, they even managed a few ‘selfies’. As the time passed by Celeste Shorten announced the winner of the Christmas decoration which the children took part in. The main winner who was presented with a tablet was Claire Mary Griffin of 5th Class and Orla O’ Driscoll took second place winning a glass ornament both sponsored by the Bank of Ireland. The children were ecstatic with their profits from the ‘Shotpots’ and really enjoyed their evening. 




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