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The science behind snow!

Using the website Weather Whiz Kids we found a wide variety of facts about what a blizzard is and how snow and ice are created. What are snowflakes? Snowflakes are made of ice, each snowflake is made up of as many as 200 ice crystals. Some snow crystals are symmetrical. Snowflakes will form only if the temperature is below 0 Celsius. They make those shapes because that is how water molecule form when they freeze. Otherwise they are small and irregularly shaped. They rotate and they become heavier as they fall towards Earth. What does a blizzard need? 1. For snow to fall...
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Storm Emma and The Beast From The East

Storm Emma and The Beast From The East Take On Sacred Heart S.N.S. By Ben and Alex. As all of you know, the entire country came to a standstill last week when we were issued with a Red Weather Warning. This was caused when Storm Emma accompanied by the Beast from the East hit the shores of Ireland. All the pupils and even the teachers…(Mr Diver!!!!) were thrilled to wake up Wednesday morning to the news that school was to be closed due to ghastly weather conditions. Luckily here in Sacred Heart S.N.S we have our very own weather station,...
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Learning Chess

Learning Chess

chess Mr Maguire is setting up a chess tournament. We are learning how to play chess. All of us can play.  Qwam are Tyler have done lots of practice and we think we are the best. Mr. Maguire will give us some homework passes if we ever beat him. We record our checkmates on a chart. We, Qwam and Tyler, are drawing. We learned about what each piece is worth. A queen is worth 9 points and a pawn is worth 1. Hopefully we will have the tournament soon, we will have to keep practicing before it starts though.   Qwam and Tyler
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Science week experiments in 6th

Science week experiments in 6th

                                         DRY ICE! Last week was science week, Mr Maguire’s class done an experiment with dry ice. Dry ice is some carbon dioxide frozen that you can order online. We were not allowed touch it because you could get frost bite in less than five seconds. We used fairy liquid, gloves, balloons, bottles, cup, water, kettle, plate and pipes. Firstly Mr Maguire put on gloves. Then Mr Maguire took a cup and put about a half of a cup of dry ice and put it on the plate. Then we put cold water in the kettle and...
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Creative Writing in 6th Class

Ms Ryan’s 6th class have been very busy writing some eerie setting descriptions. We worked very hard on our pieces of writing! Our main objective was to use lots of adventurous vocabulary, this helped us make our writing be more exciting for our audience. The main focus was figurative language, we used our senses to help us with this. Before we started writing we looked at lots of examples of setting description writing and grabbed some examples of wonderful vocabulary. Ms Ryan also provided us with descriptive word banks so we could up level our writing. Take a...