This year, on Internet Safety Day, the 6th of February our class teacher told us about the pros and cons of the internet. Some of the pros can be:
Websites such as Google or Wikipedia which can help people find out things they don’t know or advise people what to do in certain situations
Using social media to stay in contact with old or existing friends
Or using websites such as Tripadviser or Trivago to easily and quickly find the lowest prices for a variety of hotels
Although there are also many cons of the internet and some of these are:
Many websites can be run by bad people such as hackers who might have made a website to look like a bank’s website and maybe able to get your ID passcode or other personal details
There are also people on the internet who say they are people who they aren’t and can take advantage of children, teenagers and even many adults if they aren’t careful
These examples are only some of the many reasons we should all be careful online and don’t say or do things we might regret in the future.
By Rianna 6th Class
We then completed posters in groups to remind other children to stay safe on the internet.
For the second part of our J.E.P project, six groups presented their projects to 3 dragons. Their names were Mr. Keane, Mrs Mc Donagh and Katie Concannon.
Everybody got in to six groups and made Powerpoint presentations of their creations. Every day the different groups worked together to plan what they were creating.
To prepare for the Dragons every group practised their PowerPoints and made prototypes of their products. They practised speaking out loud in front of the class and teachers.
When the Dragons arrived everybody was excited and then presented their products to the Dragons . After presenting their products we let the Dragons have a few minutes alone to discuss their chosen product.
After a brief discussion, the dragons then said that Brilliant Bookmarks caught their eye and that Brilliant Bookmarks would then be the Bekan NS Junior Entrepreneur idea.
The whole class then came together and decided that we would make bookmarks of animals , aliens , county colours , team colours and mythical creatures.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the dragons.
The Story Telling Team- Sinéad, Jessalyn, Patrick and Caolán
This year Miss O’Brien’s 5th and 6th class will be taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme, also known as JEP.
This week was our first week of this programme and we spoke about what an entrepreneur does and what traits a person must have to become one.
It was a mesmerising experience to learn about entrepreneurship. We all had to write down words that came to our mind when we thought of an entrepreneur.
Some of these words were:
risk takers, positive, determined ,confident, organised and creative.
After that we were all given a sheet of paper with pictures of different entrepreneurs and we had to name them and their occupation.
PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF OUR ENTREPRENEURS.
This is a book review on one of the best books I have ever read. It is a heart-warming tale about a boy named August Pullman who was born deformed. He has never attended a school as his mother homeschooled him. When he reaches the age where many children begin middle school his parents see a shining opportunity to send him to a normal school with other children. He is very reluctant at first but soon starts to warm to the idea. His parents set up a meeting with middle school director Mr. Tushman who calls on three helpers: laid-back Jack, diva Charlotte and cocky Julian. Julian instantly sees August as a ‘freak’ and asks him ‘What’s the deal with your face? Were you in a fire or something?’’ August is protected by Jack who treats him like a real friend.
As soon as he starts school many see him as a ‘freak’ and dream up a game called’ the plague’. One day as he was eating he heard a voice saying ‘’Can I sit here?’’ As he looked up he saw a girl standing next to him Ever since that day they always sat together.
This story is told in many different perspectives and shows the heartbreak and joy August feels.
My favourite character: August
My least favourite character: Julian
My favourite part: When August and Jack make up after ignoring each other for weeks on end
My least favourite part: When Daisy has to be put down
We are going to see the film of Wonder on the 6th of December
By Ava Brennan
We create Auto Biography Poems on the main characters and we then created portraits of them. Finally we came up with our own precepts- here is our work!
During the month of October we focused on character descriptions in our creative writing. We chose interesting adjectives and verbs that appeal to the five senses. We then published our descriptions in a class booklet. Why don't you take a look at some of our favourite ones!
In school we entered a competion and we had to build a raft.
We had 20 elastic bands and 50 lollipop sticks .
We had 30 minutes to build our rafts.
It had to hold as many marbles as possible in water.
Firstly, we had a class competition and then we chose the winning groups to represent
Bekan N.S. in the final.
On our first team was Thomas, Aaron, Charlie and Jack.
On the second team was Patrick, Caolán, Michéal and Senan.
The competition took place in the Mc William.
There were lots of other schools there.
We didn't win but overall it was a great day.
The girls of 5th and 6th of Bekan NS took part in the mini sevens on the 9th of November in the Centre of Excellence. The team consisted of Rianna [goalie], Katie, Sarah, Alannah, Bree, Sinead, Treasa, [subs] Carlagh, Sophia, Kéleigh, Andrea, Jessalyn and Grainne. The girls were very excited.
Firist the girls played Balla who left Bekan with victory. Second the girls played Ballyhaunis and won. This left the girls with smiles on their faces. Next there was Tooreen, and if we won we would be through to a final.
It was a close fight but Bekan girls scraped through to the final. We then had to play Gaelscoil de Burca. Sadly, the Bekan girls lost their title by two points. Overall, we had a brilliant day and we wish the Gaelscoil girls the best of luck as they progress to the next stage.
By Grainne and Sinead in 5th class
In October 5th&6th class went to a rugby blitz in Ballyhaunis rugby club. We had three different team consisted of 8 people. We had to dress up as zombies, clowns and ghosts.
The pitches were divided into four quarters . Each team had four games each. There were four different schools . Ballinrobe , Gaolscoil , Ballyhaunis and Bekan.
Walter Gibbons from Connacht Rugby trained us for this blitz. We are very grateful . Each week we played a game called zap. There were three people vs three people. You had to zap the other person on the shoulder and run backward
We are very thankful for this opportunity .Thank you to Mrs McDonagh ,Ms O Brien & Walter for organising this wonderful experience.
By Sarah &Emma
Miss O'Brien's 5th and 6th Class
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