Mr Hewitt

 


Please check the News Section of the website regularly for information and updates

 

Hi Everyone, Here is my personal email for all work the children wish to send to me for corrections. 

bhewittpowerstownns@gmail.com

 

Happy Holidays

To all in 6th class 2020,

Thank you all so much for the hard work you did both in school and at home during Covid 19. You have all shown tremendous courage. You have been an amazing class and I loved walking into our classroom every day. You are a credit to your parents and you all have made a lasting impression on our school. I hope to see you all next Friday the 26th for our Graduation. Have a great summer and best of luck in secondary school.

Mr Hewitt 

 

 

 

 

Sacraments Communion and Confirmation

Thursday June 18, 2020

As previously advised, there is no concrete news regarding the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. 

 

A registration form was issued to all schools from the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore on Tuesday of this week but we sought clarification as to its purpose and did not circulate it. A clarification letter from the Bishop was received today, Thursday and is available to read below. The Diocesan Sacramental Registration Form is also available below.

 

This form is NOT to be returned to the school. It is to be returned directly to Fr. Ahearne. I think this additional administration on the only priest in our parish means that nothing will be happening immediately.

 

Fr. Ahearne has not made any decision regarding Communion and has been awaiting guidance from the powers that be. He has previously suggested that some preparation will be necessary and that Communion might successfully take place in September or October of 2020, depending on public health guidance. No direction has issued from the diocesan office. 

 

The situation regarding Confirmation is similarly uncertain. The Bishop's letter does not provide huge certainty and appears to be fact-finding in nature. I believe the children and their parents should have sufficient time to organise and prepare for this important sacrament. If we are only fact-finding at the moment, will it all end up being a big rush just to get it completed during the Summer? 

 

This posting pretty much advises that nothing has changed. There is nothing to announce regarding Communion or Confirmation. We are sorry and understand that the vagueness is a source of concern and anxiety for some. What appears likely is that the sacraments, when they take place, will be smaller affairs, subject to public health guidance and dependent on your availability and that of your child. You should be given time to plan for the event.

 

Since the school is shutting for holidays tomorrow, Friday 19th, further information sharing will have to come from the Diocesan Office at www.waterfordlismore.ie or on the parish website at www.powerstownlisronaghparish.com (Not a link)

 

Bishop's Letter: http://www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/Bishop's%20Letter.pdf

 

Sacramental Registration Form : www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/Diocese%20of%20Waterford%20&%20Lismore%20Sacramental%20Registration%20Form.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 Graduation

Graduation will take place for 6th class on Friday June 26th at 7pm. Further details will follow. We would love if everyone could participate. 

 

 

 IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PASSPORTS

A number of passports returned have incorrectly ticked the 'NEPS student transfer form has been forwarded to your secondary school' box. 

Please ensure to only tick this box if your child has a NEPS assessment. This is not applicable to private assessments. 

If you have ticked this box in error, I would appreciate it if you could resend your childs passport omitting this error, to me.

I hope you are all keeping well and I would like to thank you all for the graduation videos. 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIXTH CLASS GRADUATION

*Please submit your videos to me as soon as possible, I hope to have it ready for viewing for our last day next Friday, June 19th*

Please Note Passports are Due tomorrow June 12th

 

Hello everyone,

Just a quick update on our 6th Class Graduation.

We are continuing to monitor developments regarding restrictions and how the lifting of these will allow greater flexibility around a more personal graduation for 6th class. We should know more after Monday, June 8th when the next set of restrictions are eased. 

Along with our graduation plans, we are hoping to create a video message from the children in 6th class, which will be 10-15 seconds long per child. The title of this message is ‘My Time in Powerstown National School’. Some may wish to say goodbye to their friends and teachers, others may wish to say what they really enjoyed in school. There are no set rules on what to say. If your child does not wish to take part, that is completely fine also. Please email your videos to Mr Hewitt or Mrs Hally and we will do the rest.

Regards,

 

Mr Hewitt and Mrs Hally. 

 

 

Monday June 15th

English/SPHE: Stay safe Swimming:

Please click on the following on Water Safety:

http://paws.edco.ie/fifth-and-sixth-classes/

Please complete each of these activities to check how much you know about water safety.

 

Virtual Tour

Here is a link to the San Diego Zoo where you can log into cameras for all the animals!

If you click on ‘Plants and Animals’ and then on ‘Videos’ you can watch videos from the animals in the zoo

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

 

Tuesday June 16th

Complete the following online reading comprehension

 These resources include a reading passage and ten multiple choice questions. It gives immediate feedback. In addition, when you click the "listen" button, you can hear the passage while it highlights the text

 

mrnussbaum.com/rosa-parks-reading-comprehension-online

 

 

 

Arás an Uachtaráin is the home of our wonderful President, Mr. Michael D. Higgins ( I'm a huge fan).

Enjoy this tour, I know I did. Give a special hello to Bród and Síoda!

Task : Write a postcard to our President OR Write an essay titled ' If I Were President......

 

https://president.ie/en/explore-visit/interactive-tour

 

https://president.ie/en/explore-visit/interactive-tour

 

 

 

Wednesday June 17th

Virtual Tour

Harry Potter

Diagon Alley

https://www.360virtualtour.co/portfolio/harry-potter-movie-set-virtual-tour/

A Tour of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gxVWPvfyLE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8bUr6L9AhQ

Your task is to complete a review of the tours. You can mention what you liked or disliked about the tours or if you have ever been to these places. You may combine all three into the same review.

 

Science

 

Click on the following link to find lots of fun Science experiments. www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments.html

 

Pick one you find interesting (you can do more if you want) and try it out. Take some photos if you can

and then write up your experiment in your SESE copy using the following headings:

a) Title

b) Materials

c) Purpose (I wonder)

d) Hypothesis (I think)

e) Procedure (method)

f) Results

g) Conclusion (I learned)

 

Email me a picture or video of your experiments if you wish. Have fun and be safe.

 

 

 

Thursday June 18th

English/SPHE: Stay safe cycling:

Please watch this about staying safe while cycling:

https://www.rsa.ie/RSA/Road-Safety/Campaigns/Current-road-safety-campaigns/Cycle-Smart-Cycle-Safe/

This gives you some more information safety while cycling:

https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/child-health/road-safety-and-your-child-cycling-scooting-and-walking/cycling-safety-for-children.html

Take this quiz and test your road safety knowledge:

https://www.rsasnakesandhazards.com/

Please create a poster about the importance of staying safe while cycling.

 

Friday June 19th

DISNEYLAND!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR-KP8KH1Ng

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8OHP9OriMA

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz_c6WTyxwo

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.3691793,-81.5526231,2a,15y/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqPrUJV08Zb-JowNGR5tx0w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.3593933,-81.5605846,2a,75y,271.42h,110.06t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUgglNL_jmY4_TpXJrU2O2w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@28.418732,-81.5813006,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1svlXS5W-lSh3-0p7hbptVCA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

 

Here a list of tours, street views and rollercoasters from Disneyland you can watch and navigate your way through. Your task is to design a rollercoaster or float that could be built for Disneyland. Good luck and have fun.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 Secondary School Passports

Hello everyone, below are the passports that are forwarded to your child’s secondary school along with their school report. Can you please complete the ‘My Profile’ PDF and the ‘My Child’s Profile’ PDF linked below. Can you please fill these in and send them to me by June 12th at the latest. Thank you.

 

https://ncca.ie/media/4534/my-profile-2020.pdf To be completed by Student

 

https://ncca.ie/media/4535/my-childs-profile_eng_2020.pdf To be completed by Parent/Guardian

 

 

https://ncca.ie/media/4483/outline-of-transfer-process-2020.pdf Overview of entire process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Here is a fantastic Powerpoint on the Siege of Clonmel by Hannah B. Great Work Hannah!!

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A08aff9e1-f24d-44cf-939a-0dd0b4eb7535

Please ensure that your parent gives permission for continued communication. Could they send back the following from their e-mail address.

I confirm my consent for my child ____Name_____ to communicate with his/her teacher through electronic mail form this address _______Address________.

 

Below is a link to the PDST homepage containing information on health and wellbeing and relaxation support during this time.

https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

 


6th Class: A message for you as you end one chapter of your education and begin another. https://president.ie/en/diary/details/president-higgins-issues-message-to-6th-class-students/video

 

Monday June 8th

English – Below are some grammar work for the children on verbs. Try your best and there are no set answers for these activities as you will see. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:e2ca78d5-704f-4b42-9589-b60ad5dfe91e

 

Gaeilge – Below is a link to ‘Na Briathra Neamhrialta’. Each verb has 10 questions. Today can you please do ‘Faigh’. Answers are listed at the bottom of the PDF. Remember, these verbs are the funny ones that are different in the Caite, Laith agus Fhais.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:e070a7f9-6f7c-427f-a83e-23c012622228

 

Maths – Equations. Today we are revising some equations using a few of our strands in Maths. Remember we can have positive and negative numbers. The answers are provided for corrections.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:458c7b01-2193-4647-aed5-a76d75bb4cb9

 

Tuesday June 9th

English – Synonyms. Today we are looking at synonyms again. Remember they mean the same. So for example a synonym for tired would be exhausted. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:638ec81f-a84f-40ec-8f5e-d51533bb37f9

 

Gaeilge – Duolingo, spend 15 minutes on your Duolingo account. Hopefully you all are quite a bit through the content at this stage. If you could let me know how you all are finding it, that would be great.

Maths – Today we are revising some long division. Remember to use your rough work. If you find these tasks too hard which is totally understandable as long division is hard, leave them. Email me if you need help and I will go through them with you via a platform.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:3c3959f3-759e-4c3f-a255-c412449a55e6

 

 

Wednesday June 10th

English – Today we are focusing on commonly confused words which can be tricky to remember. The answers are provided for these.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:793d951d-c185-4d2d-a402-1b368748b81b

 

Gaeilge – Below is a reading comprehension bunaithe ar Timpiste sa Chistin. Freagair na ceaiteanna.

Email me your answers and I will give you feedback on your work.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:26508e10-d4ca-4462-9b6c-84c0a342a971

 

Maths – Fractions to percentages. Just some revision of changing fractions. Remember if there is a whole number in front of fraction it will be more than 100%, ie 2 and 3/4  will be 275%

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:e79f5689-4b48-469f-b846-dee7964d1bfa

 

Thursday June 11th

English – Today we are studying the words ‘there’, ‘their’ and ‘they’re’

There: Look at the cat over there.

Their: Their new car is really big.

They’re (They are): They’re going to the shops today

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:ea19368c-7b6c-4374-8d74-8a07a92681df

 

 

Gaeilge – Below is a link to ‘Na Briathra Neamhrialta’. Each verb has 10 questions. Today can you please do ‘Feic’. Answers are listed at the bottom of the PDF. Remember, these verbs are the funny ones that are different in the Caite, Laith agus Fhais.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:e070a7f9-6f7c-427f-a83e-23c012622228

 

Maths – Finding the Area and Perimeter of irregular shapes. The answers are provided. Remember Area is how long a shape is by how wide it is. Perimeter is adding all the sides. Remember you will have to cut these shapes into regular shapes to calculate area.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:3ff7ed6e-3033-4b8a-8874-e22e90aa015a

 

Friday June 12th

English – Here is a cloze procedure about the sun with answers provided.

I have also included a fun exercise you all might enjoy. It is entitled ‘Most likely to’

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:78e7b98e-e3bc-4eea-ad0b-a613c480781b

 

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:eaddff4e-ac2e-4aa9-b278-745efe096bd1

 

 

Maths – Today we are revising simplifying fractions. The answers are provided for your corrections. Remember to do the same to the top and bottom numbers in order to simplify them.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:7dc34747-0796-4fb9-a388-a1cfa1863581

 

 

Visual Art –

Here is a lovely Art lesson on how to draw a hot air balloon. Colour and decorate them when you are finished and please send them to me so I can display them.

https://artprojectsforkids.org/draw-hot-air-balloon/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello everyone, this week we will not have as much work and I have tried to make it as fun as possible. Make sure you all enjoy the weather. These lessons should not take too long and if they do, leave them until it rains.

 

Tuesday 2nd June

Gaeilge – Duolingo, spend 15 minutes on your Duolingo account. Hopefully you all are quite a bit through the content at this stage. If you could let me know how you all are finding it, that would be great.

Maths – Adding Fractions Worksheets with Answers. Remember to find the LCM of the fractions you are adding.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:f6baa945-910c-4662-921f-b9093eff30bd

 

English – Comprehension Work. This linked PDF should be completed over two days as it is quite long plus there are a number of activities based on the story. Answers are provided to some questions at the bottom, others are pupil choice answers. DAY ONE

https://www.k5learning.com/worksheets/reading-comprehension/level-u1-childrens-story.pdf

 

Wednesday 3rd June

Gaeilge - Below is a link to ‘Na Briathra Neamhrialta’. Each verb has 10 questions. Today can you please do ‘Bí’. Answers are listed at the bottom of the PDF. Remember, these verbs are the funny ones that are different in the Caite, Laith agus Fhais.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:e070a7f9-6f7c-427f-a83e-23c012622228

 

Maths – Ordering Decimals, these can be quite tricky so remember to examine them carefully.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:77b469d9-bff2-4d44-9bc4-508716b2b6e7

 

English - Comprehension Work. This linked PDF should be completed over two days as it is quite long plus there are a number of activities based on the story. Answers are provided to some questions at the bottom, others are pupil choice answers. DAY TWO

https://www.k5learning.com/worksheets/reading-comprehension/level-u1-childrens-story.pdf

 

Thursday 4th June

Gaeilge - Below is a link to ‘Na Briathra Neamhrialta’. Each verb has 10 questions. Today can you please do ‘Déan’. Answers are listed at the bottom of the PDF. Remember, these verbs are the funny ones that are different in the Caite, Laith agus Fhais.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:e070a7f9-6f7c-427f-a83e-23c012622228

 

Maths – Reading Angles, this worksheet has two Protractors, read the angles marked. Answers are provided.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:39ae54a1-dbab-4ac2-8750-2a11cc486e57

English – Cesar Chavez – DAY ONE

Below is a link to a reading comprehension along with a wide range of various questions and writing activities. This should be done over two days as there are a number of written activities.

https://www.k5learning.com/worksheets/reading-comprehension/level-t1-childrens-story.pdf

Friday 5th June

English -  Cesar Chavez – DAY TWO

Below is a link to a reading comprehension along with a wide range of various questions and writing activities. This should be done over two days as there are a number of written activities.

https://www.k5learning.com/worksheets/reading-comprehension/level-t1-childrens-story.pdf

Maths – Reading Data from a Pictograph. Answers are provided underneath the graph.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:66947625-e1c9-4087-bf34-f338423b5563

 

Visual Art – This week I thought it would be a great idea to paint, decorate or design one of the flower pots you may have around the house. This is a great way to spend time outside and it is also enjoyable. Simply take a picture of it and I will upload them to our school website. Get creative and more importantly enjoy the sun.

 

 

 

 

Monday 25th May

Gaeilge:  Below is a link to ‘Na Briathra Neamhrialta’. Each verb has 10 questions. Today can you please do ‘ITH’. Answers are listed at the bottom of the PDF. Remember, these verbs are the funny ones that are different in the Caite, Laith agus Fhais.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:e070a7f9-6f7c-427f-a83e-23c012622228

 

English: Below is a story from Storyberries.com and I have created some questions based on the story. Answer the questions after reading the story to see how well you took in the information.

https://www.storyberries.com/bedtime-stories-the-lazy-loppin-goat-short-stories-for-kids/

1.   What is the name of the town in the story?

2.   Why was Alfred so happy to hear the goat?

3.   How much did Alfred pay for the goat?

4.   What is the goat’s name?

5.   What was unusual about the goat?

6.   What were the two things the goat wished for?

Maths: Below is a link to my pdf on interpreting data. The answers are provided underneath the graph. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:8823855e-52d7-4cef-abbe-8594f97e99ef

 

Tuesday 26th May

Gaeilge: Below is a link to ‘Na Briathra Neamhrialta’. Each verb has 10 questions. Today can you please do ‘Clois’. Answers are listed at the bottom of the PDF. Remember, these verbs are the funny ones that are different in the Caite, Laith agus Fhais.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:e070a7f9-6f7c-427f-a83e-23c012622228

History:  Cloze Activities. Below are two Cloze activities about two well-known Historical figures, Paul Revere, a messenger for the US during the American Revolution and Nelson Mandela.

Paul Revere https://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/colonial/revere/cloze/

Nelson Mandela https://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/africa/southafrica/mandela/cloze.shtml

 

Maths: Below is a link to a maths worksheet containing place value questions. Simply label the number asked on each question. The answers are provided. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:989b8a41-3d9d-4e4f-be2b-0c504306a11f

 

Wednesday 27th May

English:  Your English for today is to read independently for 30 minutes. I understand it will be difficult to read during this great weather so why not wait until the evening time? You may read something you are currently reading or you can log into Storyberries.com and choose from their wide selection of stories.

Science: Below is a reading comprehension based on Scientist Stephen Hawking. There are three versions of the text, choose the version most suitable to your child. The answers are provided.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:14cb363d-0d6a-4cbc-b01d-37f15ba56430

 

Maths: Today we are doing some work on rounding. Remember your hint number. Also remember, if its 1,2,3 or 4 we round down and if it is 5,6,7,8 or 9 we round up. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:4ca8df4b-b1de-41bf-8a5e-1484baec2190

 

Thursday 28th May

Maths: Subtraction with 4 digits. The answers are provided. Concentrate on these sums, if one calculation is incorrect, you will get the sum wrong.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:463791b3-3a9e-4e53-a96a-ffca2363b803

 

Music: This week, all you have to do is listen to each of these samples below from famous composers and then tell me in a couple of sentences why you like it. How did it make you feel? Did it remind you of anything? Enjoy.

Mozart –Turkish March https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJSyAjx2rHA&list=PLxVexRqKs_pTbFJvJJVekhpRF46A14tFj

Bach – Badinerie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm6CA_r4IAE&list=PLnmvUWZfw3ksauF2Lk8D63FO9nfjrb2Uy

Beethoven – Moonlight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUzwdBQDzxw&list=PLJFJk9LXgFfrPybXXcK0YDCMBxbZmxSxJ

 

English: Letter writing. Today we will be writing letters to someone you would like to write to. It can be one of your friends, a relative in a different county, a famous person or even a politician. Remember the structure of a letter is very important. It must be appropriate it length also. If you are writing a formal letter to a politician, ensure you make your argument clear and concise. For informal letters to friends or relatives, ask them how they are and what you have been up to. You do not need to post any of these letters but if you wish, by all means do.

Religion: Log into your free Grow in Love account. Turn to page 150 of the ebook or your book if you have it to hand. Please revise ‘Morning Prayer’ ‘Evening Prayer’ ‘Grace before meals’ and ‘Grace after meals’.

Friday 29th May

Geography: Kahoot!

I know you all loved using Kahoot in school so for this lesson you can all use Kahoot for a quiz with your family or friends or classmates. Here is how to create a quiz.

1.      Each quiz needs a quizmaster on a device (phone, laptop or tablet), this person is not in the quiz and this person gives out the game pin.

2.      To take part in a quiz, all you need is the game pin. You do not need to log in to take part in a quiz, all you do go to https://kahoot.it/ and enter your game pin for your quiz.

3.      When choosing your quiz, the quiz master logs into Kahoot and picks any quiz you want, click ‘PLAY’ then ‘TEACH’ then ‘CLASSIC’ and this will generate your pin.

4.      Once the quiz master has the pin, he/she must send it to all players.

5.      Once everyone is in and ready to go, the quiz master clicks start quiz.

It would be a good idea to schedule your quiz for a certain time so everyone is ready to go at a certain time. I hope these instructions are clear, if you cannot follow them, you can play a quiz with everyone in your home.

 

Gaeilge: Continue with your Duolingo progress. Hopefully you all are enjoying the app, it is a great resource. Try to do roughly 20 minutes on the app per session.

Maths: Sequencing worksheet. Our final maths lesson this week involves sequencing, as usual the answers are provided. Some may involve negative numbers.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:ff11b998-792f-4596-87d4-c6c6134301ab

  

Monday May 18th

English (Reading):  Read Reading Zone Unit 30 ‘The Conger Eel’ and answer questions A and B. The answers are provided below.

 

Gaeilge: Below is a link to ‘Na Briathra Neamhrialta’. Each verb has 10 questions. Today can you please do ‘Abair’. Answers are listed at the bottom of the PDF. Remember, these verbs are the funny ones that are different in the Caite, Laith agus Fhais.

 

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A4e2882da-2896-4e0e-8980-b2c6ed6e3843

 

Maths: Below is a division of decimals worksheet. Remember to have an idea of your answer in your head before you begin. So for example 1.58 divided by 2 will not go in once so your answer will have to start with ‘0.’ The answers are provided.

 https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:b3f607f7-6175-43d4-9451-7ec75ade17c3

 

 

Religion: Log into your free Grow in Love account. Turn to page 150 of the ebook or your book if you have it to hand. Please revise ‘Morning Prayer’ ‘Evening Prayer’ ‘Grace before meals’ and ‘Grace after meals’. These can be done over our two RE lessons this week.

 

 

Tuesday May 19th

English (Procedural) Having spoken to a lot of you during the Zoom call, a lot of you are cooking and baking which is great. Combining with our procedural writing, write out a recipe which you have used over these past few weeks. Remember, the sequence of steps is very important. Draw a picture or better yet send me a picture of what you have made, if you took a photo. 

 

Gaeilge: Scríobh litir do do chara atá ina chonaí i Sasana. Luaigh an aimsir, an nuacht, do chaitheamh aimsire agus rudaí eile.

Write a letter to your friend who is living in England. Mention the weather, the news, your hobbies and other things you wish. (20 mins writing)

This website is a great tool with useful vocabulary.

http://studycentral.weebly.com/irish/an-litir-vocabulary

 

Geography 

 

This week, we are learning about the Amazon River and the Amazon Rainforest. I have attached some useful links to help you research these. Please display all the information you find on an A3 page and email them to me so I can display them.

 

https://kids.kiddle.co/Amazon_rainforest

 

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/amazonrainforest.html

 

https://www.natgeokids.com/ie/discover/geography/physical-geography/amazon-facts/

 

https://kids.kiddle.co/Amazon_River

 

Religion: Log into your free Grow in Love account. Turn to page 150 of the ebook or your book if you have it to hand. Please revise ‘Morning Prayer’ ‘Evening Prayer’ ‘Grace before meals’ and ‘Grace after meals’. These can be done over our two RE lessons this week.

 

Wednesday May 20th

English (Reading/Writing) – Proceed with Reading Zone Activities C, D and E

In addition to these small activities, can you please read independently for 20 minutes. If you have your own material, you may read that, if not please select a story on Storyberries.com. It is so important you read every day. Find a genre you enjoy. Do not read something you do not enjoy; you will get tired of it.

 

Gaeilge:

https://www.cjfallon.ie/

 Log into CJ Fallon, select 6th class, Gaeilge, Bun Go Barr, online book. Scroll to page 2 and read the story mo chlann and answer the questions on page 4.

Léigh an scéal ‘Mo chlann’ ar lth 2 agus 3.

Cesiteanna ar lth 4, 1-10

 

Maths: Below is a link to a pdf containing subtraction of mixed fractions. Remember to find the Lowest common multiple and proceed with your subtraction. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:1c22a4d0-0f6c-4ff2-95bb-9fde751580ba

 

 

History:

Ancient Greece: Below is a brief overview of the Greek Gods and some information. There is also a quiz at the bottom of the page.

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greek_mythology.php

 

Ancient Greece: Below is a link containing information about the ancient city of Sparta. Read the information and answer the quiz.

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greece/sparta.php

 

Thursday May 21st

English: Below is a link to Scholastic story starters. Choose one of the four categories for a story of your choice. You should spend 20-30 minutes writing. Remember to use some alliteration, similes, adjectives and adverbs. 

 http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/

 

Gaeilge: Continue your progress with Duolingo, you should spend roughly 15-20 minutes using the app for this Irish lesson. Do not worry if you are not as far as other people in our class, some children will move through stages at different paces.

 

Maths: Below is a link containing a bar chart with information and questions. Read the data represented on the bar chart and answer the questions. The answers are included. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:003fece8-6789-469b-bd4b-f43bc0b8aa4e

 

 

Science: Today I felt it would be fun to try a few different experiments.

 

Storm in a glass http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/storm-in-a-glass/

 

Making a Volcano (DO THIS OUTSIDE PLEASE) http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/how-to-make-a-volcano/

 

Making a Lava Lamp (use vinegar and baking soda instead of Alka Seltzer)

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/lava-lamp/

Friday May 22nd

English English (Oral) Below is the Rainbow Oral Language programme that we have been using. Please follow the steps below to access each part.

Step One: rainbow3to6.cjfallon.ie

Step two: Click on the picture of the 6th class book

Step three: Select Unit 8, Russia

Step four: Discuss the slides with your child before moving on. All prompts for questioning are given on each slides

If you wish, I have attached some fun spelling games which you might enjoy.

https://www.homespellingwords.com/crazy-fish-all-grades     Crazy Fish Game

https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/games-7849.htm        Against the Clock Game

 

Gaeilge Below is a link to ‘Na Briathra Neamhrialta’. Each verb has 10 questions. Today can you please do ‘Beir’. Answers are listed at the bottom of the PDF. Remember, these verbs are the funny ones that are different in the Caite, Laith agus Fhais.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A4e2882da-2896-4e0e-8980-b2c6ed6e3843

 

Maths: Below is a pdf containing ‘Time elapsed’ questions. Simply calculate how much time has elapsed from the first to the second times shown. Answers provided.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:b4114b87-6704-44c1-b764-983fb75313b3

 

 

Visual Art: You may continue your Artwork for these competitions from last week. The deadlines for each competition are listed below. Good luck everyone, I can’t wait to see some of the brilliant pieces of Art.

29th of May – Competition One

3rd of June – Competition Two

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Zone Unit 30 ‘The Conger Eel’ Answers

A.

1. Three baby pollocks and one mackerel.

2. Because they plunged to the depths of

the sea so their white bellies were no

longer visible and their blue-black sides

and backs were the colour of the sea.

3. He was amazed and terrified.

4. The conger eel thrashed about and tore

parts of the net.

5. They cursed violently because the eel

had torn their net and ruined their catch

of mackerel.

B.

1. b; 2. a; 3. b; 4. c; 5. d; 6. c.

C.

1. Least; 2. Plodded; 3. Graceful;

4. Solved; 5. Power; 6. Between.

D.

1. b; 2. d; 3. a; 4. c; 5. a.

E.

Worried – Anxious

Happy – Pleased

Hurry – Haste

Hurricane – Cyclone

Push – Shove

Sad – Unhappy

Important – Significant

Sly – Crafty

Fast – Quick

Vicious – Fierce

F.

Personal answers

G.

Personal answersClass 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday May 11th

English (Reading) Reading Zone Unit 29 ‘An Accident at the Power Station’

            Answer Activities A and B

Gaeilge: Log into your Duolingo Account and continue with your progress for 20 minutes. Let me know how you are finding Duolingo. Your progression through some stages may take longer than others.

Maths: Pie Charts, below are two pie charts with questions and answers provided. Read the questions carefully.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A44dcf582-770a-4667-8b6c-391f6ea3b8be

History: Progressing from our work on the Terracotta army and the Great Wall, this week we are learning about the layout of Ancient China and the Forbidden city. Each link has a ten question quiz.

Ancient Geography:https://www.ducksters.com/history/china/geography_of_ancient_china.php

Forbidden City: https://www.ducksters.com/history/china/forbidden_city.php

Religion: As May is the month for our Lady. Create a May Alter somewhere in your home. It can be very simple and contain a little picture and a bunch of flowers. If you wish you can also write a little prayer and place it on the Alter.

Tuesday May 12th

English (Writing) Below is a link to a PDF I have saved about the novel we have studied ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. If you scroll down to ‘Reflections on the Novel’ (Page 13) you will see 6 bullet point questions. Please answer these 6 bullet points for today.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aa411f9bd-30f4-4c12-8c52-61f8564ea7b0

 

Gaeilge: Léigh an scéal agus freagair na ceisteanna.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A41a957d1-4513-4b1a-9175-63baa1808c3a

Maths: Multiplication of Decimals, take your time and remember the zero when you move onto a new line. Answers provided.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A8a1d3895-a2ad-44c7-b502-f756671c4f26

 

Geography: This week we will be learning about the Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world. Read the information on the page linked below and answer the questions. https://kids.kiddle.co/Himalayas

Questions

1.       What is the highest mountain in the world?

2.       What does the word ‘Himalaya’ mean?

3.       How were the Himalayas formed?

4.       Name some animals found in the Himalayas.

5.       How many main rivers are there in the Himalayas? Name them.

 

 

Wednesday May 13th

English (Oral) Below is the Rainbow Oral Language programme that we have been using. Please follow the steps below to access each part.

Step One: rainbow3to6.cjfallon.ie

Step two: Click on the picture of the 6th class book

Step three: Select Unit 7, WWII

Step four: Discuss the slides with your child before moving on. All prompts for questioning are given on each slides

 

Gaeilge: Léigh an scéal agus freagair na ceisteanna bunaithe ar an scéal.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A4915e5aa-0d11-4f22-b87a-4a83d06d6eba

 

Maths: Fractions multiplied by whole numbers. Remember, we have a few ways to solve these problems. One way is to write out the fraction however many times you need to multiply by, so 1/3 x 2 could be solved as 1/3 +1/3 = 2/3. A quicker way is to put the whole number over 1 and multiply Top x Top and then bottom x bottom as shown in the worksheet answer section.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A33db23cb-d825-4501-b0b3-9023b98b61ab

 

Science: This week we are learning about Conduction. Below is a brief description of what conduction is. There are also three simple experiments you can try at home to further understand what Conduction is. Do not worry if you cannot do the thermometer experiment. The balloon and spoons experiments will do.

Conduction in physics is about forms of energy, namely heat or electricity.

·         Heat conduction takes place between two objects in contact with each other. Heat energy moves from one to the other. In heat conduction, the heat energy travels from the hot point to a cold point. Eventually, the two materials will even out in temperature as the heat keeps on transferring until the temperatures are the same. This is equilibrium. For example, a pan of hot soup is taken off the oven and put on a table. The area of the table under the pot gets hot. Heat from the pot moved to the table top by conduction.

·         Electrical conduction is usually done through wires or cables. Something that electrons can easily move through is a good electrical conductor. Metals are mostly good conductors. An insulator like rubber is a poor conductor. Plastics are insulators. Some materials, such as glass, are conductors for heat but not electricity.

Besides conduction, the other major ways of moving energy are by radiation and convection

The Water, Balloon and Candle Experiment

•••

This experiment is for those who don't wish to spend a ton of money in order to have fun with science. You'll need two balloons, a candle and some water. Inflate the first balloon and hold it over the lighted candle. The heat from the flame thins out the balloon's material when transferred and should cause the balloon to pop. Fill the second balloon halfway with water and inflate the rest. When the balloon is held over the flame, it will not pop because the water in the balloon absorbs the heat.

 

Feel the Heat (A Touching Experiment)

This experiment requires just walking around the house with an infrared thermometer, a pen and a notepad. Use the thermometer to record temperature readings of various objects before and after touching them. Record those readings along with observations on how warm or cool that object felt to the touch. Items that are stronger heat conductors will absorb the heat from your fingers, making it feel cool to the touch. Good insulators, such as cloth or brick, will feel warmer.

Spoons- Heat Conductors

•••

For this experiment, you'll need a wooden spoon, a metal spoon, a ceramic spoon and a plastic spoon. Boil some water in a kettle and pour it into a coffee mug. Put all four spoons into the water at once, arrange them so they aren't touching, and then feel the difference in temperature in each spoon. The spoons will be soaking up the heat from the water and the more conductive the material, the hotter it will feel.

 

 

Thursday May 14th

English (Reading/Writing) Below is a differentiated reading comprehension with questions based on former Ireland rugby player Brian O’Driscoll. Please select which version best suits your child’s ability.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A7847636a-4103-4532-9765-a64ffe217606

Gaeilge: Líon na habairtí

___________________________is ainm dom.

Líon na bearnaí: Bain Úsáid as an Aimsir Chaite.

1.             (Glan)__________________ mé na fuinneoga inné.

2.             (Ith) __________________Seán a dhinnéar aréir.

3.             (Críochnaigh)________________sí an obair bhaile ar maidin.

4.             (Caith muid)___________________an liathróid sa chluiche.

5.             (Deisigh)_________________an meicneoir an gluaisteán.

6.             (Ní ól) ____________________Daidí an bainne ar maidin.

7.             (Bris)__________________siad na cupáin.

8.             (Ceannaigh muid)___________milseáin sa siopa inné.

9.             (Ní Fág)                                    an cailín a mála ar an mbus.

10.    (Ní éirigh) _____________mé go moch ar maidin.

11.    (Buail muid)____________bóthar inné,

12.    (Tosaigh ?)____________liam ag caoineadh ar scoil?

Freagraí

1. Ghlan

2. D’ith

3. Chríochnaigh

4. Chaitheamar

5. Dheisigh

6. Níor Ól

7. Bhris

8. Cheannaíomar

9. Níor Fhág

10. Níor Éirigh

11. Bhuaileamar

12.  Thosaigh

 

Maths: Greater than, less than or equal to. Fill in each box. Answers provided.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A5d2a35a0-b0fa-4446-ad92-e42fb86282ec

 

Drama: Below is a fantastic website packed full of games and activities for drama. There is a wide variety so pick and choose one or two activities your child would like to do.

http://www.bbbpress.com/dramagames/

PE: I am sure quite a lot of you are spending time outside running and playing which is fantastic and is more than enough per week but If you wish to do some physical exercise which is led, you can try these

Joe Wicks- Youtube channel

GoNoodle – Website which has lots of fun themes and is free to use.

RTE 10 at 10 on the RTE player

The PE Shed – Online website

 

 

Friday May 15th

English (Reading/Writing) Finish Reading Zone Activities C, D and E. Answers are provided below. Read independently for 30 minutes after these activities. You may read your own book if you have one or alternatively you can log onto Storyberries,com and select a genre or your choice.

Gaeilge: EDCO are offering free access to their material online.

Level: Primary         Username: primaryedcobooks              Password: edco2020

Below is a poem by Gabriel Fitzmaurice about Summer. Write a poem of your own in Irish about summer. It does not need to be long, try your best and use your summer vocabulary.

‘Samhradh An ghrian ag taitneamh go hard sa spéir. Feirmeoir ag baint an fhéir. An bheach ag dul ó bhláth go bláth, Is mé istigh gach uile lá. Istigh sa rang ar feadh an lae, Lig amach sinn in ainm Dé.’

Gabriel Fitzmaurice

Maths: Word problems. Solve each problem, remember to read each question carefully and write out the information you receive. Some information given is not needed.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ac87623ab-1f45-46a1-926d-de99db2728ab

 

Music: Below is a link to a pdf. This worksheet is a responding activity to Britsih composer Edward Elgar. Listen to his song ‘Nimrod’ provided below and respond to the questions.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A06fb73ae-8089-4ad0-bc0d-62bea9b26ad7

Edward Elgar ‘Nimrod’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUgoBb8m1eE

Visual Art: Art Competition One

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A9fd72f20-a07d-4cab-89dc-e7c35eed98a2

Art Competition Two

Below is information regarding another Art Competition your child may be interested in.

‘Hi there,

 

I hope this email finds you safe and well?

 

I just wanted to let you know about an art competition that I have set up. The aim is to encourage children to take a moment to reflect on, and be inspired by, the various actions being taken by people all around them. Let's celebrate Irelands budding young artists while recognising the heroes that have stepped up for our country in the recent weeks and months.

 

We would like submissions from children based on the hero in their lives helping them through this time. This hero should be a person known to them as we will have special prizes for the winning artists hero. Some examples to help the children are as follows:

  • Maybe it’s your Mam or Dad who is a nurse or doctor on the frontline
  • Perhaps it’s your Gran or Grandad who are sticking out cocooning like a trooper
  • Maybe it’s your Aunt or Uncle who are out delivering hot meals to the homeless, checking in on elderly neighbours
  • Could it be your brother or sister who helped to keep you entertained throughout the lockdown
  • Perhaps it could be your neighbour who is working round the clock as a paramedic or your cousin who is delivering goods to our shops
  • For more inspiration please check out our facebook and instagram pages where some of the excellent submissions to date have been featured!

Submissions are open until June 3rd and you can find full details on the website. I would be grateful if you could spread the word with the parents of your students and I look forward to seeing the creative submissions!

 

Many thanks,

 

Eamonn Lunn’



Website: www.drawyourhero.ie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drawyourhero/

Instagram: drawyourhero2020

 

 

UNIT Reading Zone Unit 29 Answers 􀀶 􀀶􀀶􀀶􀀶􀀶􀁗􀁗􀁗􀁗􀁗􀁗􀁄􀁄􀁄􀁄􀁄􀁄􀁗􀁗􀁗􀁗􀁗􀁗i􀁒􀁒􀁒􀁒􀁒􀁒􀁑􀁑􀁑􀁑􀁑􀁑

A.

1. Because she was just learning to walk

and she stumbled quite often.

2. Dorota’s father hung up and hurried to

his bedroom to change into his uniform.

Then he went out the door and into his

small red pick-up truck and drove off.

3. She saw that fire-fighters from other

towns were being called in to deal with

it.

4. Anna got Yelena, Dorota got her warm

coat and boots and Olga got ready in

case they had to leave in a hurry.

5. Because they had never had to evacuate

before, even during the War.

B.

1. b; 2. b; 3. d; 4. d; 5. c; 6. c.

C.

1. Turbulence; 2. Podium;

3. Accompaniment; 4. Illusion;

5. Producer; 6. Wardrobe.

D.

1. a; 2. c; 3. d; 4. c; 5. b.

E.

1. The little cat rose slowly from her nap

and pounced on the huge mouse.

2. Soccer is unpopular with old people,

while cricket is more popular.

3. The bonfire burned unpleasantly and

terrible fireworks exploded all day.

4. The disgusting toast was dripping with

sour jam.

5. None of the critics disagreed that the

old movie was the worst in the series.

F.

Personal answers

G.

Personal answers

 

6th Class

 

Tuesday May 5th 2020

Maths: Create a bar chart or pie chart of your choice. Gather data from people you wish to include, you can make up data if you wish. An example might be, ‘Favourite Foods in my family’. Collect the data, so your results could look like; 2-steak and chips, 3-Lasagna, 5- Stew, 3-Pizza, 2-Other. You could ring or text anyone in your family you might want to include. Remember to equally measure your scale on the left hand side. Send me on your final bar charts or pie charts. If you decide to use a pie chart, remember you need to turn your results into degrees as there are 360 degrees in a full circle.

Gaeilge: Log onto your Duolingo account and proceed with your progress for 20 minutes. To complete each level, it may take some people longer than others. Try your best and let me know what levels you are reaching if you wish.

English (Oral): Below is the Rainbow Oral Language programme that we have been using. Please follow the steps below to access each part.

Step One: rainbow3to6.cjfallon.ie

Step two: Click on the picture of the 6th class book

Step three: Select Unit 6, space.

Step four: Discuss the slides with your child before moving on. All prompts for questioning are given on each slides

History: Ancient China: Below are two links containing information about Ancient China. Each link also contains a 10 question quiz at the bottom. Try each quiz after the passages

Great Wall of China         https://www.ducksters.com/history/china/great_wall_of_china.php

            Terracotta Army         https://www.ducksters.com/history/china/terracotta_army.php

Religion: (Day One) Log into Grow in Love at turn to page 118 of the ebook if your child does not have their hard copy. This is additional lesson One. Could you please read through it with your child over, this chapter could be completed over two days if you wish. There are also prayer resources on the website for this chapter.

Wednesday May 6th

Maths: Draw out 3 rooms in your house and put down the measurements (roughly) of the length and width of each one. Calculate the area and Perimeter of each room. Email me your drawings and calculations. Remember some rooms may be irregular shapes so you must chop your drawing into regular shapes to find the total area.

Gaeilge: ‘Inis dom faoi do theach’

            Scríobh píosa bunaithe ar do theach,

Luaigh

 Cé mhéad urlár atá ann?     Cé mhéad seomra leaba atá agat?

Cén sort gardín atá agat?            Cén sort teach atá agat?

English (Reading); This link below contains a Sustainable Energy Reading Comprehension with activities. Answers provided also.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A41474b56-2302-4872-8d52-d1b0c8c7ed38

Geography: Below are two links containing information about different physical features of the world. There is also a quiz after each piece of information, just click on it at the end of the article. The video at the top of the Nile link does not need to be watched as it is about an American trail.

Sahara Desert: https://www.ducksters.com/history/africa/sahara_desert.php

The River Nile: https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt/geography_nile_river.php

Thursday May 7th

English (Writing); Write a poem about being in lock down during this time. Mention some fun things you and your family do to have some fun at home. It does not need to rhyme.

 

 

Maths; Fractions, below is a link to my pdf with work on adding fractions. Answers are provided also.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A14de2b1a-cc44-4af6-82bf-c1d685914b29

 

Religion: (Day Two) Log into Grow in Love at turn to page 118 of the ebook if your child does not have their hard copy. This is additional lesson One. Could you please read through it with your child over, this chapter could be completed over two days if you wish. There are also prayer resources on the website for this chapter.

Gaeilge; The first link below will bring you to a 10 at 10 Irish speaking PE lesson which is great for listening to Irish. Link two will bring you to Cúla 4. Similar to the RTE school hub except as Gaeilge.

One-    https://rtejr.rte.ie/wp-content/blogs.dir/22/files/2018/01/10at10-Episode-4-Irish.mp4

Two -     https://cula4.com/en/shows/cula4-ar-scoil/

               

Science; This week we will be learning about Heat. Below are two links, both containing 10 question quizzes at the bottom of each article.

Heat                           https://www.ducksters.com/science/heat.php

Temperature           https://www.ducksters.com/science/physics/temperature.php

Friday May 8th

English: Below is a link to a reading comprehension with questions and answers provided. You can also email me telling me about a book you may be reading.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Adddcd6f3-2d8a-4510-b295-03d930a48d01

Maths: Ratio. Below is a link to my pdf involving ratio word problems. Answers provided also.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ae56e8d0f-9dad-48d3-ac4c-95a56409153c

Gaeilge: Cúla 4 lesson for Friday May 8th. Also 10-15 minutes of your Duolingo lessons please.

Visual Art: Chinese Lanterns. Linking with our SESE work, this Art lesson is very enjoyable.

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeZKYGmuZn0

 

Pe: If you wish, click into Joe Wicks Youtube channel and there are a wide range of exercise videos available. I find them very beneficial.

 

April 27th to 1st May

Monday April 27th

English (Reading): Read Reading Zone Unit 28 ‘The most Beautiful flower’

Answer questions A and B into your copy. The answers to unit 28 are shown above.

Gaeilge: Aistrigh Go Gaeilge

1.     She will eat her dinner at 6 o clock this evening. She likes chicken and chips.

2.     We went for a walk with the dog yesterday, it was very sunny and there was no wind.

3.     I play hurling and football every day with my brother and sister. It is great.

4.     It will be my birthday tomorrow. We will make a cake and play games in the house.

5.     He played games yesterday inside with his family. They used every room in the house; the sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and bed rooms.

6.     I love spending time at home with my family, I help my mam and dad during the day.

Maths: Decimals. Below is a link to a PDF containing subtraction of decimals. Answers are included.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A08b89356-ff40-4800-95ef-93f2f3e81838

 

Religion: Log into Veritas: Grow in Love and click into theme 8 ‘Eucharist’ lesson One. Click into the resources shown and discuss them with your child. You can also access the ebook through this website.

 

History: Barter, Trade and Money.

            https://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/money.html

Above is a link to a page on a website containing information about the history of money. Read the information and answer these questions below.

1.      What were the first things people used to trade with?

2.      Why did trading items like food not continue to be used for very long?

3.      Where were coins first introduced?

4.      Why were coins used as currency?

5.      What did the Greeks and Romans put on their coins?

6.      What was a money tree?

7.      Explain the term ‘string of money’.

8.      Why do you think paper money was easier to use?

 

Tuesday April 28th

English (Writing): Read and listen to these two resources from David Walliams giving advice to young writers about how to write. Next, select one story starter from the third link and write a story based on the starter.

David Walliams https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2FZmtfshnKNT5HX743x1Srj/5-pieces-of-advice-from-david-walliams-for-budding-writers

David Walliams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKWj1IW5ReM

Story Starters https://thinkwritten.com/writing-prompts-for-kids/

Gaeilge: Below is a link to a differentiated Irish comprehension activity with questions. There are three options to choose from, pick the one your child feels able to do. Please email me your answers.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Adbb40bfd-fcb1-49eb-b16c-a93d1117bb89

 

Maths: Multiplication worksheets involving an unknown number. Answers provided once again. Try to find the value of N, there are a few ways you can do this. Try your best.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Afc5c53f1-213c-465d-9e68-4213aee86c50

 

Geography: Trading: Coffee

Below is a link to the Fairtrade website and this week we are looking at how coffee is grown and eventually ends up in our homes or take away cups. Please read the linked page carefully and select each of the mini articles to find out more information about each coffee growing area.

Answer question one before you begin.

                        https://www.fairtrade.ie/farmers-and-workers/coffee/

1.       Before you start, what do you know about how coffee is grown and ends up in your home?

2.       Where in the world is coffee grown?

3.       Like the bananas from last week, why is fair trade so important for coffee bean farmers?

4.       What do you notice about the weather in the countries that can grow coffee?

5.       How does growing coffee beans help these communities?

NB. This lesson doubles up with your Visual Art lesson time for Friday so be sure to decorate and design it using pictures and images from the Fairtrade website.

 

Wednesday April 29th

English (Oral): Below is the Rainbow Oral Language programme that we have been using. Please follow the steps below to access each part.

Step One: rainbow3to6.cjfallon.ie

Step two: Click on the picture of the 6th class book

Step three: Select Unit 5, great survivors.

Step four: Discuss the slides with your child before moving on.

Gaeilge: Below is a link to a word bank on Twinkl based on ‘Samhradh’. Scríobh scéal faoin ‘Lá ar an Trá’ san aimsir Caite/Láithreach nó Fháis

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A024808f2-515b-4055-ac09-6ee8ad517ec1

 

Maths: Problem Solving. Here are some problems involving fractions with the answers provided.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aaf7edcb0-7743-48c8-9672-2ebbcf69186b

 

Science: Climate Change

This week we are examining Climate Change and how the actions we are taking are harming the world. Have a look at the linked page and also click into the video tabs at the bottom of the web page. On an A4/A3 page, write out interesting facts, print off graphs, include pictures and anything else you feel would be interesting to include. No need to go overboard with these, just show what you have learned.

https://climatekids.nasa.gov/climate-change-meaning/

 

 

Thursday April 30th

English (Reading/Writing):

Read Reading Zone Unit 28 ‘The most Beautiful flower’

Answer questions C and D into your copy. The answers to unit 28 are shown above.

Gaeilge: Log onto Duolingo.com and continue your progression on your account from last week. Allocate 20 minutes for today. As you complete each stage the vocabulary, sentence structure and verbs will become more difficult. Your progression is saved as you work through the levels.

 

 

Maths: Circles. Measure the radius and Diameter of each circle shown.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Af7256792-c3a7-427c-8cd1-9e29cbed0dc7

Religion: Log into Veritas: Grow in Love and click into theme 8 ‘Eucharist’ lesson Two ‘At Mass we remember Jesus’ sacrifice. Click into the resources shown and discuss them with your child. You can also access the ebook through this website.

Drama: Have a game of Charades at home with your family. Cut out some suggestions of films, tv shows, books, famous people etc and roll them up. Each team/person will then try to act out the piece of paper in 30 seconds. Remember, you can’t speak.

 

Friday May 1st

English (Reading/Writing):

Put these word into sentences. Look up the meaning if you are unsure.

1.      Fortunately 2. Evacuate 3. Unnecessary 4. Associated 5. Vicious

 6.  Crumble 7. Uncanny 8. Complex 9. Stubborn 10. Wither

 

Maths: Angles, add the angles to find the missing ones. Remember to read the question carefully and they will make sense.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A3bc46a8b-f0d7-41b6-af39-7e285ab257a8

 

 

Visual Art: Use this visual art time in conjunction with your Geography assignment on Fair trade coffee. Cut, stick, print, draw and make your A3/A4 poster about Fair trade coffee.

 

PE: Given the circumstances and the weather, we should all be spending time outside every day. If you are interested in GAA, you can spend time pucking/kicking around outside or if you are interested in any other sport try to practice those skills. If you are not interested in sport, play some fun games like 52 bonkers or hide and seek. Enjoy the sun and try to limit screen time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 20th to Friday 24th April 2020

Hi all, I hope you all had a great Easter and spent some time enjoying the sun. Here is the plan for the week. I will be putting up the answers to work throughout the week if it is not already provided. I will be checking each link before Monday 20th to ensure you all can access them.

Monday 20th

English: Reading Zone Unit 27. Read A Patchwork Hoax. Exercise A and B

Maths: Fractions worksheet PDF below along with the answers for corrections.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A49aae86e-fd80-4098-81b3-a671063264ca

Gaeilge: Create an account with www.Duolingo.com to help with your Irish. Just do 10/15 minutes when I assign it on a given day. It will automatically correct your answers.

History: The Vikings. Below is a link to DKfindout. Click on all the information provided about the Vikings before you try the quiz at the end.

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/history/vikings/

Tuesday 21st

English: Reading Zone Unit 27. Exercise C

Maths: Long Division worksheet below with guidance along with the answers.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ae23b9578-a4ca-475e-9904-ec5c1320d809

Gaelige: Write half a page or a full page if you are able about what you did during Easter. Don’t forget to use your focail deacair copy for vocabulary and the lists of verbs.

Geography: Trade. Below is a link to the Fairtrade Foundation website. Watch the short clip and answer the following questions based on banana production.

http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/en/farmers-and-workers/bananas

1.       Where are the majority of bananas produced?

2.       Based on the video, how are the bananas harvested?

3.       What were the lives of the Coobana workers like before Fairtrade?

4.       What improvements are they making for their harvesting?

5.       How has Fairtrade improved their home lives?

Wednesday 22nd

English: Reading Zone Unit 27. Exercise D

Below is a link to Scholastic story starters. Select which type of story you wish to write about and the website generates information to write about.

                http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/

Maths: Lines and Angles, draw these angles with your Geometry set. Remember you can start with a straight line; then make sure the angle you are drawing is on the inside. Also, remember when drawing the larger angles, draw the remaining angle of 360 and the rest will be your angle. For example, if you are drawing 200 degrees, draw 160 (as 360-200 is 160) and the other side of the 160 degrees is 200 degrees.

1.       65 degrees                  5. 120 degrees                  9.  320 degrees

2.       25 degrees                 6.  240 degrees                 10.  83 degrees

3.       45 degrees                 7.  180 degrees                 11. 145 degrees

4.       90 degrees                  8.  200 degrees                 12. 60 degrees

Religion: Log into Veritas: Grow in Love. You can create an account for free. Choose the sixth class book then click theme 9 ‘Morality’. Choose lesson one and discuss the slides provided with your child for a couple of minutes.

Science: Deforestation

                https://kids.kiddle.co/Deforestation

                https://www.activewild.com/what-is-deforestation-for-kids-information-and-facts/

The links above contain information, facts and images about Deforestation. Create a poster outlining the main points about it, ie; ways to prevent it, why is it so important? who is affected? What happens because of it? Etc. You can access more websites or images if you so wish. Display all information on a A4/A3 page if you have them.

Thursday 23rd

English: Reading Zone Unit 27. Exercise E

                Read this story and answer the 4 questions underneath the story              https://www.storyberries.com/fairy-tales-the-star-child-by-oscar-wilde/

Maths: Money problems with answers

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Af6a4acdd-b8a9-4aea-bd30-aac1f4bf10ed

Drama: Below is an activity where you have a phrase or song and you must say it in the different ways listed in the link. Be creative, this is just a bit of fun.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi2-t-670-say-it-another-way-drama-activity

Friday 24th

Maths: Rounding worksheet with answers

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ad00c52ec-a5c6-464e-ac2a-69b317a21b9a

Gaeilge: Aistrigh go Gaeilge

1.       The man went to the shopping centre and he bought shoes, a jumper and a new coat.

2.       She will go to her friend’s house next week and they will go to the beach in Waterford.

3.       They heard the school bell when they were in the car park.

4.       He cleans his room after his dinner every day.

5.       They collected the copies for the teacher at the end of the day.

6.       We went to the new restaurant in Clonmel last weekend, it was amazing.

7.       I woke up at 8 o clock and I got up at half past 8 yesterday.

8.       I do my schoolwork in the morning and then I play outside with my family

 

 

Art Lesson: Research the work of the artist Claude Monet. Recreate one of his paintings that you like. Write a brief description at the bottom of your piece of art as to why you like it.

Religion: Log into Veritas: Grow in Love. You can create an account for free. Choose the sixth class book then click theme 9 ‘Morality’. Choose lesson two and discuss the slides provided with your child for a couple of minutes.

 

Reading Zone Answers

UNIT 26 Answers 

A. 1. Because it was raining heavily and he needed shelter for the night. 2. A hot bath, soft towels, hot soup, a roaring fire and a soft bed. 3. Because he realised that the inn was on fire. 4. John covered his face with his shirt. 5. Because when he returned the inn was not there and there was only the ruin of a house that must have been standing there over a hundred years ago. B. 1. a; 2. a; 3. b; 4. d; 5. c; 6. d. C. 1. Discussions; 2. Continued; 3. Squeals; 4. Apparition; 5. Origins; 6. Tranquillity. D. 1. a; 2. d; 3. c; 4. b; 5. d. E. Siobhan crept along the hedge until she caught sight of the leprechaun. He was in his blue coat and cocked hat with a red feather, an apron over his knees and he was hammering away at a little silver dance shoe. Beside him was a little pot of drink. She came up behind him and seized the back of his coat with the command, “Where is your treasure?” “You’re hurting me,” said the leprechaun as he tried to wriggle out but, of course, Siobhan had a tight hold of him. She had no intention of letting go until he told her where the gold was hidden. F. Personal answers G. Personal answers 221 Read Zone 6th TM '11.indd 221

 

6th Class UNIT 27 Answers

 A. 1. Because it has a patchwork of the features of birds, reptiles and mammals. 2. Two. 3. Its bill has an electrosensory system, which it uses to forage for food underwater, and it carries its catch in special cheek pouches. 4. The platypus lives in a relatively small region along Australia’s east coast, Tasmania and Papua New Guinea. It lives in streams and rivers in the cool climates of Tasmania and the Australian Alps and also lives in the hot rainforests along the coast of Queensland. 5. Water rats, snakes, hawks, owls, eagles, crocodiles and water pollution. B. 1. d; 2. d; 3. a; 4. c; 5. d; 6. b. C. 1. Slither; 2. Released; 3. For; 4. Gnawed; 5. Cowardice; 6. Squalor. D. 1. d; 2. c; 3. b; 4. a; 5. b. E. easily, wearily, heavily, sensibly, nobly, skilfully, gracefully, bitterly, honestly, cautiously, frequently, probably, steadily, idly, gradually, angrily, annually, noisily, patiently, immediately F. Personal answers G. Personal answers

 

UNIT 28 Answers

A.      1. Because he thought old people were useless and stood in the way of younger men with new ideas. 2. The old man took his grandson’s shoes and cut away the soles so that the shoes would seem whole from above but the young man’s feet would be on the ground. 3. Because he thought the richer men would look far and wide for the most exotic blooms but he could only choose from the wild flowers that grew around the farm. 4. She raised her eyebrows in astonishment and the king wanted to know why the farmer thought this was a suitable gift for her. Then the farmer said that nothing is more beautiful than a field of wheat and nothing smells better than freshly baked bread. 5. Personal answers. B. 1. a; 2. d; 3. b; 4. c; 5. c; 6. a. C. 1. Flared; 2. Promising; 3. Suffocating; 4. Stealthily; 5. Apportioned; 6. Foremost. D. 1. d; 2. c; 3. b; 4. c; 5. b. E. A pride of lions A swarm of bees A litter of pups A flock of sheep A plague of locusts A flock of doves A herd of cattle A pack of wolves A shoal of herring A school of whales An orchestra of musicians A fleet of ships A den of thieves A crew of sailors An army of soldiers A deck of cards F. Personal answers G. Personal answers

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