5th & 6th Classes

Monday 22nd  – Thursday 25th of June

Gallery of Week’s Work:

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Hello to you all for the final week of the school year.

First of all here’s a list of the books that you need to get ready for your parents to bring into school on Monday between 10am and 11am.  Ideally put them in a bag and write your name on it.

Busy at Maths 5 or 6

Guns of Easter

Bun go Barr

All Around Me History

English Reading 5th Class: Call of the Sea   6th Class: Smart Ice-Cream

Any books you have belonging to Ms. Walsh, Ms. McGrath and Mrs. Bell should be returned also.

We’re going to have a Google Meet call at 12 midday on Thursday for all classes before the summer holidays begin.

This week concentrate on getting your Just Grammar finished and continue with Duolingo.

Some of you might like to do this Time Capsule work based on the last 3 months.

Below are some websites you might find useful.

Keeping Active:

Joe Wicks PE for Kids

TJ Reid Fitness & GAA Skills

Yoga for Kids

Kidz Bop Dance

Dancing with GoNoodle

GAA Activities

Art & Crafts:

Art for Kids Hub

Drawing with Don Conroy

Crafts for Kids

Whimsy Workshop Directed Drawing

Art Bee

Mindfulness Colouring

More Mindfulness Colouring

Animation Tutorials



Monday 15th – Friday 19th of June

Hello to you all again.  I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

You’ve been doing great work over the last number of weeks and I continue to be so impressed with all you have been doing.  The holiday brochures that were sent to me were really good too.

This week on Wednesday I’m going to have a video call with 5th Class at 10am and with 6th at 11am.  Hopefully I’ll see you all but no worries if you can’t make it.

Thursday will be a Sport’s Day at home so I hope to see as much activity on Thursday as I saw during all of Active School Week!  Think about what events you’d like to do and I’ll give you some suggestions as the week goes on as well.

We’ll be going on some Virtual School Tours this week as well so keep an eye on our page every day.

Keep trying your best once again this week but only do what you want to.  No pressure whatsoever to do the work. Contact me on geashillns1@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Ms. Mc Grath’s pupils can contact her on trishmcgrath2016@gmail.com. I know she’d love to see some of your work.

Pupils of Mrs. Bell can get in touch on mrsdbell20@gmail.com. She’d also love to see some of your work.

Ms. Walsh’s pupils can get in contact on fwalshsen@hotmail.com. I know she would also love to see how you’ve been getting on.

6th Class take a look at videos with messages of support from some well known faces that children’s author Sarah Webb organised.

 



Work for Monday 15th of June – Friday 19th of June:

This is for the week. Do what you can, when you can!

Remember Thursday is Sport’s Day at Home!

It doesn’t matter what activities you do , as long as you are active and have fun!  There are some ideas for you below. I’d love to see some photos and videos.  Whatever you get up to enjoy the day!

Races

Potato and spoon

Sack race

Skipping race

Hopping on one leg race

Balancing a book on your head race

Running race ( make sure younger ones get a head start)

Ball Skills

Penalty shoot out

Basketball shots

Tennis rally

Hurling/Camogie shots

Tag Rugby

PE Class/Dance/Yoga

Kids Bop Dance Along Wednesday 17th here

PE with Andy here.

Yoga here and here.

Click here to join in.

Indoor Recess on gonoodle.com here.

Other Activities

Hula hoop

Hit the Target

Relays- needs 4 (2 teams of 2)

Skipping

Obstacle Course – Video here

Long Jump – Video here

High Jump – Video here

Wellie Toss – Video here

Superstrong Challenge- Video here

Bottle Flip Challenge – Video here

Paper Plane Challenge- Video here

Balance the Shoe Challenge – Video here


English: 

  • Try to finish reading Guns of Easter today and tomorrow.
  • When you get it finished you could attempt to write a book review.
  • You could use this template or this one as a guide.
  • If you get it done we can talk about it on Wednesday.
  • Do two pages of Just Grammar every day.

Gaeilge:

  • Keep doing Duolingo for 20mins each day.

Geography:

  • Try to finish both your Map Skills Book and Assessment Book this week.
  • Also this week I want you to pretend you are going on a holiday to wherever you made your brochure about.
  • Pretend to book a return flight (or train journey if you are staying in Ireland) for yourself and a friend using the AerlingusRyanair or another airline’s website.  DO NOT PAY FOR THE FLIGHT WITH YOUR PARENT’S CREDIT CARD!!!
  • Then arrange your hotel or some other type of accommodation.  You could use a site like Booking.com for this.  Again DON’T PAY FOR ANYTHING!!!
  • Work out the total cost for a week or fortnight’s holiday.
  • I’d love to see what you come up with.

Maths:

  • Try A Quick Look Back page from your Maths Books each day.
  • There are 10 of these pages throughout your books.
  • Just do what you can on each page.  Don’t be under any pressure to get all 20 questions done.

RTE Home School Hub:

  • Weekly Timetable  for RTE School Hub.
  • Watch when you can and do whatever activities you have time to do.

Virtual School Tours:



Gallery of Thursday’s Fun:

Watch this video!

 

 



Gallery of Wednesday’s Work:

 



Gallery of Tuesday’s Work:

 



Gallery of Monday’s Work:

 

 



Gallery of Friday’s Work:

 

 



Monday 8th – Friday 12th of June

Hello again.  I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

Thanks to all of you who were in touch last week with questions or when sending work back to me.  Once again I was very impressed with the standard and quality of the work.  Keep it going again this week.

President Higgins has sent a message to all 6th Class children in the country as they finish their time in Primary School.  You can watch it here.

Keep trying your best once again this week and contact me on geashillns1@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Ms. Mc Grath’s pupils can contact her on trishmcgrath2016@gmail.com. I know she’d love to see some of your work.

Pupils of Mrs. Bell can get in touch on mrsdbell20@gmail.com. She’d also love to see some of your work.

Ms. Walsh’s pupils can get in contact on fwalshsen@hotmail.com. I know she would also love to see how you’ve been getting on.



Work for Friday 12th of June:

Gaeilge: 

  • Continue with Duolingo for 20 mins.

Maths:

English:

  • Read Chapter 20 of Guns of Easter.

Geography:

  • Try to finish your holiday brochures.
  • Well done to those who have sent theirs back already.

Art:

  • Take a look at some of these activities based on yesterday’s RTE School Hub lesson.
  • Or, like yesterday, give one of these activities a try from Art for Kids Hub.

PE:

  • Today in PE from RTE School Hub we learn about movement through dancing and Múinteoir Clíona teaches us 2 great line dancing songs.
  • I’d love to see a video of your line dance, if any of you are brave enough!
  • Joe Wicks Workout
  • Kidz Bop


Gallery of Thursday’s Work:

 



Work for Thursday 11th of June:

Hello everyone.  I’m hoping to have a separate video call with 5th and 6th Classes next week.  I’ll confirm the days and times later.

Also, another meeting for 6th Class parents about moving to Secondary School.  Look at the details below.

Transition from Primary to Post Primary Schools Webinar for Parents of 6th Class Primary Pupils

This session for parents of 6th class primary pupils will consider the transition from Primary to Post Primary school.  We will consider the three focus areas of Context of Transitions, Differences and Challenges, and Practical Strategies

Key areas addressed in this session are:

– Supporting parents and students to manage change.

– Identifying common contexts of transition and the complexity involved in those transitions from on setting to another.

– Practical and straightforward ways to support students transitioning to Post Primary.

Date:               Thursday 18th June 2020

Time                7-8.00pm

Registration link:         Click here to register

Facilitator:       Ciara Uí Chonduibh is a full time Special Education Teacher in a primary school setting. She is also a part-time teacher educator and researcher. Key areas of interest include collaboration for student and teacher learning, inclusive educational practices, special education provision, professional relationship development, and education in the Gaeltacht setting. 

For further information please contact Yvonne at the below number or email.

Tel: +353 578672400

Email: yvonne@laoisedcentre.ie


Gaeilge:

  • Continue with Duolingo for 20 mins.

English:

  • Guns of Easter – Read Chapter 19.
  • Write a short summary of the chapter.
  • Draw a suitable picture.

Maths:

Science:

  • Take a look at another video from Dr. Dan Nickstrom. Today he’s looking at nuclear radiation.

PE:

Geography:

  • Continue with your brochure.
  • RTE School Hub  have activities base on yesterday’s Geography lesson.

Art:

  • RTE School Hub has a lesson showing how to make homemade clay for use in pottery.
  • Then Múinteoir Clíona will show you how to make something using the clay.
  • If you prefer, try another summer art activity from the Art for Kids Hub.

 



Gallery of Wednesday’s Work:



Work for Wednesday 10th of June:

Gaeilge:

  • Continue with your Duolingo activities…or…
  • Bun go Barr lth 129 I

Science:

  • Take a look at these activities based on yesterday’s RTE School Hub lesson on the lungs.
  • If you have the suitable materials you could try to make your version of the lungs following the instructions.

Geography:

  • RTE School Hub have a lesson today looking at how over time Ireland became connected with the wider world. Múinteoir Clíona also teaches us some interesting facts about Sierra Leone.
  • Continue with your brochures.  I would love to see them by Friday.

English:

  • Read Chapter 18 Guns of Easter.
  • Just Grammar pg 44.

Maths:

 



Gallery of Tuesday’s Work:



Work for Tuesday 9th of June:

Gaeilge:

  • Continue with Duolingo for 20 mins…or…
  • Bun go Barr lth 128 H using the adjectives shown in G.

English:

  • Just Grammar pg 43.
  • Read Chapter 17 Guns of Easter.

Maths:

  • Give these a try today.  Any questions just email.

Geography:

  • Continue with your brochure work. Look at the help I suggested in yesterday’s work.

Music:

  • Look at these activities from the RTE School Hub and if you have time you could give some of them a go.
  • Can anyone match this video?

Science:

  • RTE School Hub’s lesson is on the lungs and our respiratory system.
  • Watch and take part in any suggested activities.

PE:



Gallery of Monday’s Work:



Monday 8th of June

Gaeilge:

  • Continue with your Duolingo activities for 20 mins…or…
  • Bun go Barr lth 127 D & E.
  • The phrase in E, nuair a bhí sé in am dul, means – when it was time to go to school, home, out, in and to bed.  You have to try to finish off each sentence.
  • For example, nuair a bhí sé in am dul ar scoil chuir mé mo bhosca lón isteach sa mhála.

English:

  • Read Guns of Easter Chapter 16 .
  • Write a brief summary of the chapter and draw an illustration of a scene of your choice.

Maths:

  • If you prefer you can try these activities  based on Friday’s RTE School Hub lesson on Weight.

Geography:

  • Continue with your brochure work.
  • Well done those who are finished.
  • I’m looking forward to seeing more completed this week.
  • Here is the website with information on all the different countries.
  • Step by step advice on how to make a holiday brochure can be found here.
  • Examples of persuasive language that you could use in your brochure are in this presentation.

Music:

  • The RTE School Hub have a Music lesson on percussion.
  • This video  looks like fun for all the family!

Extra Activities:

  • There are some fun activities on The Primary Planet website.
  • If you have time you could give some of them a go.

 



Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th of June 

I hope you enjoyed the wonderful weather over the weekend.

Well done again for the great work from last week.  A special mention to all of you who sent in photographs of the signs of summer. They were fantastic.

Thanks to those of you in 6th who have returned the Education Passports and I know I’ll have them all in the next few days.

Keep trying your best once again this week and contact me on geashillns1@gmail.com if you have any question.

Ms. Mc Grath’s pupils can contact her on trishmcgrath2016@gmail.com. I know she’d love to see some of your work.
Pupils of Mrs. Bell can get in touch on mrsdbell20@gmail.com. She’d also love to see some of your work.
Ms. Walsh’s pupils can get in contact on fwalshsen@hotmail.com. I know she would also love to see how you’ve been getting on.



Gallery of Friday’s Work:



Thanks to all of 6th Class who have returned the Education Passports.  One or two still need to be returned so please try to get them back today.

Also, some of 6th Class and your parents might be interested in this:

Work for Friday 5th of June:

Spellings:

  • Finish any activities on pg 67.
  • Get someone to ask you this week’s words.

Gaeilge:

  • Continue with Duolingo activities for 20 mins.

Maths:

  • Give these a try today.  Any questions just ask in an email.
  • If you prefer, watch the RTE School Hub Maths lesson today.  It’s on Weight.

English:

  • Read Chapter 15 of Guns of Easter.
  • Take a look at these activities from RTE School Hub from yesterday’s lesson on Report Writing.

Geography:

  • Continue with your work on the brochure.
  • Take a look at this website and the presentation on using persuasive language I suggested yesterday.
  • I’ve seen some lovely brochures and parts of brochures from you this week. Keep doing some bits today and next week.

Art:

  • Keeping with the holiday theme take a look at Art for Kids Hub summer activities.
  • If you have time you could try one or two of them.  I like the ice-cream one.

Have a lovely weekend!

 



Gallery of Thursday’s Work:



Work for Thursday 4th of June:

Spellings:

  • Do the next 2 activities on pg 67.

Gaeilge:

  • Continue with Duolingo for 20 mins…or…
  • Bun go Barr lth 126 C

Maths:

Give these a try today.  Anyone with a question just get in touch.

Geography:

  • Spend some time on your brochure today.
  • This site helps explain step by step how to create a brochure.
  • This presentation explains the type of language used in a holiday brochure.  It is a bit difficult in places but there are some slides that are really helpful.
  • Remember this is to be done this week and next week so take your time.

Music:

  • Take a look at these activities based on yesterday’s RTE School Hub Music lesson.

English:

  • RTE School Hub have an English lesson on Report Writing today.  The  report will be about The Suffragettes.
  • If you can’t remember what The Suffragettes did, this Horrible Histories  song will help.

 



Gallery of Wednesday’s Work:



Work for Wednesday 3rd of June:

Spellings:

  • Finish the activities on pg 66.

Gaeilge:

  • Continue with Duolingo activities for 20 mins… or…
  • Bun go Barr read lth 125 and answer questions 7 to 10 on lth 126.

English:

  • Just Grammar pg 42.

SPHE:

  • Take a look at some of the activities based on yesterday’s RTE School Hub lesson on gratitude.

Music:

  • The RTE School Hub’s lesson today is a music one.
  • The focus of the lesson is on the basics of sight reading in music.
  • Tune in and take part in any of the suggested activities.

PE:

Geography:

  • If you have time take a look at the Kids’ World Travel Guide and choose the country you’re going to base the brochure on.
  • Pick some places in the country that you’d like to visit and write down some of their features.
  • This is not to be finished today. It should take you the rest of this week and into next week.
  • This template might come in useful.
  • You can design your own if you prefer using templates from Google Docs or Microsoft Word.
  • Find suitable photographs online or draw your own.
  • For some inspiration take a look at www.sunway.ie or www.eurocamp.ie to see some online brochures.

 



Gallery of Tuesday’s Work:

 



Work for Tuesday 2nd of June:

Spellings:

  • Unit 32.  Find the meaning of any of the 16 words you’re not sure of.
  • Do activities A & B on page 66.

Gaeilge:

  • Continue with your Duolingo activities for 20 mins…or…
  • Bun go Barr – read lth 124 and answer questions B 1-6 on lth 126.

English:

  • Read Chapter 14 of The Guns of Easter.
  • Write five things that happened in this chapter and choose one of these to illustrate with a suitable picture.

Maths:

  • Try your best with these today.  Any questions just get in touch.

SPHE:

  • The RTE School Hub has a lesson on Gratitude, learning to capture your memories.
  • Take a look and take part in any suggested activities.

Geography:

  • Take a look at this travel guide for kids.
  • Today, just explore the site and pick a country that you would like to visit or find out more about.
  • Over the next week or two I’d like you to use some of this information to help you design a holiday brochure for that country or part of the country.
  • No need to write anything today for this.