**Work for Thursday 30th of April:**

Some great work and activity again yesterday. Remember to fill in your daily challenge sheet. Ms. Leonard has reminded me that it needs to be filled in on Saturday and Sunday as well so you can return it to me on Monday.

**Spellings:**

- Do activities G and H pg 57.

**Gaeilge:**

- If you’ve managed to download Duolingo spend 15 mins working through some of the activities.

**Maths:**

- 6th Class: Busy at Maths pg 67 no. 6-10. Write all numbers as decimals and work out.
- 5th Class: Busy at Maths pg 78 no. 3. Write all numbers as decimals and work out.
- Both classes remember to write the sums downwards and to have the decimal points all directly under each other.
- Any questions just get in touch.

**Music:**

- You can go over yesterday’s song Alouette here.
- There’s also a lovely recipe for French toast there as well. Maybe some of you might like to give it a go at some stage.

**English:**

- Just Grammar pg 36.

**Art:**

- RTE School Hub have an art lesson for 5th and 6th Classes today.
- You will learn how to make a viewfinder.
- You’ll also find out about a famous artist Gustav Klimt and one of his most famous paintings, “The Kiss”.
- The two activities might be linked!
- Some more information below.

Colour Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss

**RTE School Hub:**

- The lesson for 3rd and 4th Classes is on Sign Language. You should be pretty good at this and you might find it interesting.

**PE:**

- Try a workout from Joe Wicks or Andy Moran .
- You might prefer a Kidz Bop dance.
- Of course you could try a foot dance challenge. I doubt you’ll be as good as I am at it but maybe you could all prove me wrong!

**Gallery of Wednesday’s Work:**

**Work for Wednesday 29th April:**

Well done again for all the great work yesterday. Remember to fill up your daily challenge sheet and return it to me on Friday. I’m giving less work to allow you be more active so try as many of the activities as you can.

**Spellings:**

- Do activities E and F pg 57.

**Gaeilge:**

- Continue with Duolingo if you managed to download it yesterday.
- Spend 10-15 mins completing as many lessons as you can.

**Maths:**

- Yesterday’s answers are above.
**6th Class**: Busy at Maths 6 pg 67 no. 1-5. Remember to put the decimal point under the decimal point in each of these sums.**5th Class:**Busy at Maths 5 pg 78 no. 1 and 2.- Any issue just get in touch.

**History:**

- RTE School Hub have a true or false activity on The Normans. Give it a try.
- If you’re feeling very creative you could also try to make the Norman helmet following the instructions.

**Music:**

- Look at the RTE School Hub’s Music lesson on the French song Alouette.

**PE:**

- Joe Wicks daily workout is a good way to be active.
- If you’d prefer a change of workout look at Mayo footballer Andy Moran’s version, direct from his kitchen.

**RTE School Hub:**

- The other lessons look interesting too. There’s gymnastics for 1st and 2nd Class and writing limericks for 3rd and 4th.

**Gallery of Tuesday’s Work:**

Lots of great activity today. Keep it up!!

**Work for Tuesday 28th April:**

Well done for all the activity yesterday. Do even more today. Check out the challenges on the home page. Remember to keep a record on the daily challenge sheet.

**Spellings:**

- Complete activities C and D pg 56.

**Gaeilge:**

- Something different today and for the rest of this week.
- If you can, download Duolingo to a phone or tablet. It is free.
- Choose Irish and spend 10-15 mins each day working through the levels.
- Begin on the Basics level.

**English:**

- Write a summary of Chapter 6.
- Remember, ask yourself what are the main events that have happened in the chapter?
- Now write them in the order which they took place and in your own words.

**Maths:**

- Answers for yesterday are above.
- Take note of the fraction section. 12/50=24/100 and 26/50=52/100. Remember you multiply 50 by 2 to change it into 100. Then you must multiply the top number by 2 also.
- Today’s work below.

- In D we’re dealing with 8 possible outcomes so as fractions they’ll be eighths. 1 hint. 1/8 =0.125=12.5%.
- In E you need to find out the total number of vegetables first.
- Give them a go and contact me if you have any questions.

**History:**

- Take a look at the RTE School Hub. There’ll be a lesson on The Normans.

**PE:**

- As well as the Active Challenges you could also do a Joe Wicks workout.
- Try some hurling skills demonstrated by Offaly Senior Hurling captain, Ben Conneely.

**Gallery of Monday’s Work:**

**Work for Monday 27th of April:**

Look at the home page for today’s Active Home Week activities.

I have given less work to allow you put extra effort into these activities. Remember we are all aiming to do at least 60 mins activity each day. You can send photos or videos if you like.

**Spellings:**

- Unit 27. Do Activity A & B pg 56.
- Look up the meanings of any words you’re not sure of.

**Gaeilge:**

- Bun go Barr lth 78 A. Write the sentences in the correct order. The verb usually comes first, followed by the person. The where and when of the sentence normally come at the end.

**English:**

- Read Chapter 6 of The Guns of Easter.

**Maths:**

- Another chance question today. Make sure you notice that 2 red aces are taken out of the pack so there are now 50 cards in total.
- See in the one that is done for you that the first fraction 4/50 has been changed to 8/100. This makes it easier to write as a decimal, 0.08 and as a percentage, 8%. Do the same for the rest of them.

**Science:**

- Watch the RTE School Hub lesson on the Java Lamp which looks at the effects light, air and water have on various materials.
- If you can, do some of the activities suggested.

**Friday News!**

Before you get down to work a couple of things.

First, Ms. Leonard is arranging our Active School Week (at home!) for next week. We need as many of you as possible to take part and engage in 60 mins of activity each day. She will have specific activities for you each day. She’s also looking for ideas of different fun activities, so if you let me know I’ll pass them to her.

Obviously, all this activity will have to be done keeping the rules about social or physical distancing and handwashing. We’re becoming experts in this now but it’s still important not to forget what we’ve learned over the last few weeks.

Second, I hope you have selected your project topic. Some of you have let me know already. Thanks for that. If you have decided I’d love to know what you’ve chosen.

**Gallery of Friday’s Work:**

**Work for Friday 24th of April:**

**Spellings:**

- Get someone to ask you the 16 words from this week.

**Gaeilge: **The RTE School Hub schedule may have changed and this lesson may not be on today.

- Watch the RTE School Hub Gaeilge lesson on Éadaí. It is aimed at 5th & 6th Classes.
- Try any activities suggested.

**Science:**

- Do the questions based on yesterday’s work on the solar oven here.
- You can download the worksheet here.
- If anyone made a solar oven I’d love to see it.

**Religion:**

- Watch this video about Jesus on the road to Emmaus.
- Write a short summary of the story.
- Draw a picture and colour it in nicely.

**Geography:**

- Map Skills Book: pg 48.
- Map Assessment Book: pg 29.

**Maths:**

- No new work today. Yesterday’s answers below.

- In case anyone is wondering about C. The prime numbers are 2,3,5 and 7. 1 is not a prime number. So the chance of picking a prime number will be 4 in 10 which = 4/10 = 0.4 =40%.

**Art:**

- Today you’re going to draw a picture showing perspective. Take a look at this video which shows you step by step how to draw a cityscape in perspective. (keeping objects the correct size in relation to each other)
- I would love to see your efforts.

**Gallery of Thursday’s Work:**

**Work for Thursday 23rd April:**

**Spellings:**

- Do activity G on pg 55.
- Write sentences with the final 4 words.

**Gaeilge:**

- Bun go Barr lth 44 G-Write the sentences in the Aimsir Fháistineach (Future Tense) using the verbs ceannóidh and cuideoidh.

**Music:**

- Take a look at this link to do some activities based on yesterday’s work.
- You can download the worksheet here.

**Maths:**

- Yesterday’s answers are below.

- Today’s work is below.

- A few bits of revision:
- Remember multiples of 3 are 3,6,9,12 etc.
- Prime numbers have only got 2 factors-the number itself and 1. For example the number 2 is a prime number because its factors are 2 x 1. 3 is a prime number because its factors are 3 x 1. 4 isn’t because its factors are 4 x 1 and 2 x 2.
- I’ll work out A for an extra bit of help.
- The chance of picking an odd number:
- The odd numbers in the cards up there are 1,3,5,7 and 9. There are 5 odd numbers altogether out of a total of 10 cards. So the chance of picking an odd number is 5 in 10.
- As a fraction that will be 5/10 or 1/2, as a decimal 0.5 and as a percentage 50%.
- Try your best with the others.

**English:**

- Just Grammar: pg 35
- Remember:
**they’re**means they are;**their**means belonging to them e.g. their ball rolled out on the road;**there**is used in all other cases.

**Science:**

- RTE School Hub are looking at the solar oven today. Look at the lesson and complete any activities where possible.
- Take a look at this video explaining how to make a solar oven.
- If you like and if you have the materials you could give it a go.

**Gallery of Wednesday’s Work:**

**Work for Wednesday 22nd April:**

**Spellings:**

- Do activities E and F pg 55.
- Write sentences with the next 4 words.

**Gaeilge:**

- Bun go Barr lth 43 D and F.

**English:**

- Read Chapter 5 of The Guns of Easter.
- Add any adjectives about Uncle Mick to your character sketches from before Easter.
- Towards the bottom of pg 39 the 1913 strike or lockout is mentioned. Read this to find out a bit more about it. You’ll see why the Citizens’ Army was set up.
- Write 5 sentences about the 1913 strike/lockout.
- If you want to do some more Haiku work click here. You can download this Extra Haiku Work here either.

**Music:**

- The RTE School Hub are going to look at a very famous piece of music called The Carnival of the Animals. It was composed/written by a French composer called Camille Saint-Saens.
- Listen and engage with the activities that are done on RTE.
- You can listen to it all and see a video explaining it here.

**Maths:**

- The answers to Tuesday’s work are below:

- Try these questions based on rolling 2 dice.

- A few hints : The chance of throwing the number 2 is 1 in 36. This is because there is only one way of getting 2 when throwing 2 dice. That is by rolling a 1 and a 1. In total there are 36 possible outcomes when throwing 2 dice so the chance will be 1 in 36.
- The chance of getting the number 3 is 2 in 36. This means there are 2 ways of getting 3 when throwing 2 dice. The first way is by rolling a 1 on the 1st dice and 2 on the 2nd. The second way is by rolling a 2 on the 1st dice and 1 on the 2nd. Therefore the chance of throwing a 3 is 2 in 36.
- The table up there shows all the possible outcomes.
- Any problems just get in touch.
- If you can find 2 dice throw them together 50 times or 100 times if you’d prefer.
- Predict which number you should get most and least often.
- Record your results on a tally sheet like this one.

**PE:**

- Do the Joe Wicks workout.
- Give this GAA skill a go as demonstrated by Offaly footballer David Dempsey and this one shown by another Offaly footballer Ciaran Donnelly.
- If you prefer and can do it safely, while keeping your physical distance from others, spend some time running, cycling and playing outside.

**Gallery of Tuesday’s Work:**

**Work for Tuesday 21st of April:**

**Spellings:**

- Do activities C and D on pg 54.
- Write sentences with the second four words.

**Gaeilge:**

- Bun go Barr read lth 41.
- Do B 8-10 lth 42.
- Do C 1-6 lth 42.

**English:**

- We are going to learn about Haiku poetry today. Take a look at the video above.
- Look at the Haiku lesson on the RTE School Hub.
- From what you have learned write a Haiku poem on a topic of your choice.
- If you’d like to write another one!
- You could make them better by drawing suitable illustrations.

**Maths:**

- Give these a go.
- A few hints. If you have a total of 52 cards the chance of picking the 5 of Hearts is written as 1 in 52 as there is only one 5 of Hearts card. This can then be written as a fraction 1/52.
- The chance of picking any card with 5 on it would be 4 in 52 as there are 4 cards with 5 on them-the 5 of Hearts, Clubs, Spades and Diamonds. As a fraction that would be written as 4/52 which could be simplified and written as 1/13.
- If you get number 1 done try number 2 below.
- One more bit of help. For each of these ask yourself how many of these cards are there in the pack. If there were 3 for example, that will be the first part of your answer and you write it as 3 in 52 and then as a fraction 3/52.
- Any problems just get in touch.

**SPHE:**

- Go to this link to work on some of the strategies on how to deal with worry shown on the RTE Hub yesterday.
- Some of you might like to make the Worry Box shown there also.
- You can download all the above here as well.

**History:**

- Read page 62 and 63 in you History books.
- Write 6 to 10 interesting facts about Marie Curie.

**Gallery of Monday’s Work:**

**Work for Monday 20th of April:**

**Spellings:**

- Unit 26 – look up the meaning of any words you’re not sure of.
- Do activities A and B on pg 54.
- Write sentences with the first four words.

**Gaeilge:**

- Bun go Barr: Read lth 40.
- Answer questions 1 to 7. (All answers on lth 40)

**English:**

- Guns of Easter: Read Chapter 4.
- Describe as best as you can what “The Thinking Game” is. Pg 31 and 32 will help with this.
- Add any other adjectives to your character sketches from before Easter.

**Maths:**

Both classes draw this Probability Line into your copy. We will be using this and adding to it as the week goes on.

**5th Class:**

- Busy at Maths 5 pg 177 number 1 to 15.
- pg 178 number 1.

**6th Class:**

- Busy at Maths 6 pg 178 number 1, 2 & 3.
- pg 179 number 2.

This Chance Parent Sheet might be helpful.

**SPHE:**

- Watch the RTE School class today which will be on the topic of Worry.
- Try whatever activity is suggested.

**PE:**

- Try the Joe Wicks workout.
- You could do some of the activities from the GAA either.
- If you prefer and can do it safely, while keeping your physical distance from others, spend some time running, cycling and playing outside.
- You might like to try the Colour Dash Game again.

**Some Ideas for the Easter Holidays.**

Here are some ideas and links to websites that might help you pass some time over the holidays. Most are suitable for all classes.

Don’t forget RTE School is on at 11am every day.

**Keeping Active:**

**Holy Week & Easter Resources:**

Resources from our Diocesan Website

**Art & Crafts:**

Whimsy Workshop Directed Drawing

**Reading & Books:**

Primary Planet Magazine for Kids

**Maths:**

**Gaeilge:**

**General Resources:**

Twinkl Join for free by using the code IRLTWINKLHELPS

Countries of the World for Kids

Make a Time Capsule to remember this Historic Time of Covid 19

Cooking for Kids with Jamie Oliver

Theo Michaels Home Economics on Mon/Wed/Fri

Resources for Children with Special Needs from the National Council for Special Education