Monday 25th May
Good morning all. Hope ye had a great weekend. We have a short week this week as there will be no work on Friday as it was a scheduled day off for the June Bank holiday weekend. To make things even better, this will be our last week of formal school work. We will be concentrating on thematic weeks for the month of June. I’ll still be posting everyday but your tasks will be art, cooking, physical activities, Next Steps work(about moving to secondary school) and you will still be required to send in pictures. You may remember we have always done something like this every June.So do please try your best this week and do as much as you can. Here is todays work.
firstly answers to Fridays mental maths
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click here for todays mental maths.set a timer
We are beginning the chapter on Variables on page 179
Remember when we did the circle and that 2 times the radius is equals to the diameter
2xr=d example 2xr=24 ∴ (therefore) r=12
Planet Maths page 179 Part C – do in copy.
revise x9 ÷9 Use Snappy maths, Hit the Button or Paint the squares.
Practice daily comhrá
Read this weeks story. Complete Fíor nó breagach.
Put these words into sentences.
Blue – 1. enjoyable, 2. adorable, 3. avoidable, 4. available, 5. notable
Red/green – 1. aeroplane, 2. homemade, 3. canary, 4. pilot, 5. tragedy.
Blue group – read Reading zone -Betty Brightside page 117 – 119
red/green group – read this sheet on Amelia Earhart
Please ensure you complete this page – ‘My Hopes for the Future’ in your confirmation booklet if you have not done so.
You all should have received a booklet on the transition to secondary school – next steps. Please have a look at these 2 pages, the first one of quotes and the next page involves identifying the feelings you may be experiencing.
Also please check out this link, which has famous faces sharing inspirational messages for 6th classes everywhere.
Read the chapter on Feasts and Festivals in unlocking SESE page 78.
do the checkpoint (2qa.s) page 79 and Checkpoint (3 qa.s) page 80. Write these into your hardbacks. have a look at this quick youtube clip explaining Diwali.
Ok everyone, that is it for today. Please do what you can. Remember you can contact me on dojo or email me at email@example.com. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Friday 22nd May
Hi everyone and I’m sure you are all glad it is Friday, as am I. If you have taken photos with the theme of ‘Happiness is… ‘ then today is the last day to upload them. I look forward to seeing them. If you didn’t get the chance to look at the youtube clip on 5 Famous women artists, then maybe have a look today over the weekend. Its a short clip but with lovely images and great information. Do create some art based on it if you can and send it in whenever. So I hope you all have a good weekend. Regarding the work please do what you can.
Here are the answers to yesterdays mental maths.
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Click here for todays Friday test. Please set a timer.
We are still on the topic of Number Rules. Todays task is to calculate the squares. To square a number is to multiply it by itself.
Planet Maths page 167 part E . Please write into copies.
Revise ÷3 and ÷6. Try writing these out to test yourself.
Practice daily comhrá.
Complete this task from Seo leat – thosaigh siad ag ullmhú (they started getting ready….)
Write a diary entry for the past few days.
Here’s another chance to become a script writer and write your own dialogue. I got some examples last week which was great.
I am aware that you are all at different stages in your handwriting books so please continue with the next page . Send pictures in if you can.
Today its another ‘One-page Project’. You can do a project on any of the 5 female artists featured in the art lesson on Wednesday. We talked about trees this week too and will be doing more work on them so that too could be your project. Keeping on the theme of comic strips and writing, you could also create a comic strip or even write about your favourite show or character. Just as long as its one page. There is plenty of scope.
That’s all for today. Well done to you all for getting through another week. We are moving closer and closer to times when normality will return so do remember that. Have a great weekend 6th class and take care.
Thursday 21st May
Hello all. I hope you are all in good spirits and good health this morning. Do get out into this sunny weather we are having, its great. I hope you are all having a go at the photo task I gave ye. Looking forward to seeing your work. Just a quick reminder about books, please ensure you are keeping them safe and in one place as we will have to get them back from everyone at some stage. I’ll let you know the details as soon as I know. The Urban Rascals is on today so do check that out. Please attempt the classwork. For various reasons some of ye will not be able to get it all done but do what you can. It is important to keep up your learning at the minute and as we know that can take many forms. Anyway here is todays work.
Answers to yesterdays mental maths blue group.
Answers to yesterdays mental maths red group.
click here for todays mental maths. Set a timer. Do Thursday only
Planet Maths page 167 part B – Question 1 and 2 – simply complete the sequence.
Continue to revise ÷3 and ÷6.
Practice daily comhrá. look at Cúla 4 ar Scoil, even once a week to hear the language spoken.
Answers to yesterdays briathra task.
- Thosaigh mé ag scríobh inné.
- Tosaímid ag gáire inné.
- Tosóidh sé ag obair amárach.
- Thosaigh siad ag sugradh inné.
- Tosóimid ag obair amárach.
- Thosaigh siad ag damhsa aréir.
Todays task – ag siopadoireacht. Look at shops in picture and match the item to the correct shop.
Firstly test yourself on your spellings from yesterday or get someone to call them out for you.
Next have a look at this factsheet on trees. Complete the questions. its all about Trees in Ireland and native species.
Ms. Tobin/Ms. Kenny/Ms. Mooney groups – see relevant pages
Sticking with the theme of trees, this is a simple experiment on how a leaf breathes.
Try it out, write it up in your hardback, with a clear heading, list of items required, draw a diagram and label clearly.
Please click on this link
Don’t forget to tune into Urban Rascals today at 1.30. Remember to post a ‘hello’ and get a chance to win vouchers.
Thats all for today, do what you can and do your best.
Wednesday 20th May
Good morning all. I hope ye are all in good form today and that you are getting out into the nice weather. Hopefully it will continue. I hope some of ye will get the chance to try out the photo challenge that I sent out through dojo. You can upload a picture into your portfolio -the theme is – Happiness is….. You all know how ‘challenged’ I am with regards technology. However even I can manage this and just to prove it, I’ve uploaded some pictures with various (if somewhat limited) effects. Not necessarily sticking with theme but more variation. Viola!!!
Buzz – black and white – classic Buzz – Nostalgia
Friends – not sure what effect this was ‘Chestnut’ – cartoon/animation(I think)
So there you go 6th class. I look forward to a wave of photographs and perhaps some of ye will become photographers of the future. Don’t forget me in your awards speeches!!!!!
Anyway please remind your parents about details of webinar that I put on dojo yesterday. The usual reminders then – Cúla4 at 10am, School Hub at 11 and do check out either Splash maths (at Splashlearn.com) or Mathletics if you can.
Here are answers to yesterdays mental maths
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click on this link for todays mental maths. Remember to set a timer. Do Wednesday only
Todays maths has a simple rule. When there are no brackets, remember the MIDAS touch – it means multiply or divide before you add or subtract. Work from left to right.
Planet Maths page 166 Part E questions 1 and 2
continue to revise ÷3 and ÷6.
Do a diary entry for the last few days, maybe even go back over the weekend and what you did.
Dictionary work – look them up and out them into sentences. Also learn how to spell them.
Blue group – 1.imperial, 2. memorial, 3. territorial, 4. editorial, 5. industrial.
red/green – 1. mixture, 2. flatten, 3. flapjacks, 4. saucepan.
Ms. Tobin/Ms. Kenny/Ms. Mooney groups – check their pages please.
Go over the daily comhrá.
Please have a look at this weeks new verb – tosaigh – to begin.
You can write out the verb and try and translate the sentences. Use Irish /english online dictionary. I will put up answers tomorrow.
Today I would like you to have a look at the page in your confirmation book entitled – The Confirmation Pledge.
Discuss this with your parents and i have included an example of what you could write.
Please have a look at this youtube clip on 5 women artists. I would like you to create a piece of art based on any of these women. Maybe you will be inspired to draw flowers like Georgia O Keeffe (pictured below) or something dotty like the work of Yayoi Kasama. Please give it a go and enjoy the process and if you can I’d love to see some pictures.
I hope this gives you all plenty of inspiration. Take care all and do what you can. Till tomorrow
Tuesday 19th May.
Hi everyone, hope all is good with ye this morning. I hope you all got a chance to have a look at the Easter Rising clip as it is a quick and easy way to get a snappy history of Irish independence. I’m sure its difficult to remain focused during these times. There are days when I feel the same and I just don’t want to do anything but please try and keep a few things going. It will really stand to you next year. Thank you to everyone who is sending in samples of their work. It is so important. Anyway don’t forget the Hub today and of course our very own Urban Rascals. there are prizes to be won so if you can give a shout out that would be great. Remember do what you can and do your best. Also I have assigned another task on class dojo – you can take a photo on the theme – ‘Happiness is…..’ upload it to your portfolio. I look forward to the pictures. There is no rush but ideally if you could have them in by Friday this week. Here are todays activities.
answers to yesterdays mental maths
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Please click on link for todays maths- spend no longer that 12 minutes on these activities. Do Tuesday
Today we will continue with our work on Number Rules
Planet maths page 166 Part D questions 1 and 2. Read the example carefully
continue to revise ÷3 and ÷6
Practice some comhrá on a family member – you can teach them!
Read the story again and finish the rest of the activities.
Blue group – Read the Life of a Guide dog page 113 (Reading Zone) and complete part b and c on page 115
Red/green group- Read the recipe on flapjacks again and answer the questions in your copy
(test yourself on yesterdays spellings -get someone to call them out to you and write them down)
We will continue work on Africa. Please use a map of Africa from the internet or if you have an atlas thats fine too. this is a nice map activity that is quick and interesting. Also have a look at this short clip about Africa.
Urban Rascals is on at 1.30 today so tune in if you can. If you can’t for whatever reason, pick an activity and do that for 30 mins. It can be football, skipping, dancing, tennis, swingball(if you have it) or whatever exercise you like to do and enjoy.
If you are limited with space you can always just stick on the radio or some uplifting music and dance your socks off. Pick your favourite band or singer and just go for it.
Thats all for today. I hope you all find something interesting there. Enjoy the rest of your day and don’t hesitate to contact me. Take care all
Monday 18th May
Good morning everyone and welcome to a new week. I hope you all had a good weekend and that everyone is safe and well. Firstly let me say a belated Happy Birthday to Matas whose birthday was on the 9th. I hope you managed to enjoy it. It will certainly be one to remember. This week please check out Splash maths. I will extend the activities on it and likewise I have set some activities for you all in Mathletics. Have a go as its a good way of keeping your numeracy skills fresh and enjoyable. So the usual reminders, tune into the School Hub and cúla 4. Also do what you can in terms of work and send a picture of one piece of work everyday. Most of you have managed this but there are still a few who haven’t. Send pictures of yourselves baking, painting, gardening or whatever. I will only put pictures up with your permission. You can also add pictures and evidence of your work to your class dojo portfolio. Take care
Answers to last Fridays mental maths tests.
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click here for todays mental maths. Remember set a timer
We are still on the topic of Number Rules. Please complete the following questions in your maths copy
Planet Maths – page 166 Part B Questions 1 – 8
So for example q. 1 8×4÷2 = do multiplication forst 8×4= 32 then 32÷2 =16
8×4÷2 = 32÷2 = 16.
Please revise ÷3 and ÷ 6 this week. Use Snappy maths, Topmarks, Hit the button, Paint the squares.
Spend a few minutes on daily comhrá
Read this weeks story from Am don léamh and do Fíor nóbreagach in your copies.
look up these words in your dictionary to help with understanding – bís, bealach, gealach, bhailigh, dréimire, long, uachtarán
Can you please let me know if you are having problems with these files and if they are enlarging ok.
Dictionary work and spellings – look up these words and write definitions into copy
Blue ; 1. denial, 2. trivial, 3. burial, 4. jovial, 5. material.
blue group also read the story in Reading Zone – life of a Guide Dog (unit 23 page 113)
Red/green : 1. baked, 2. lunchtime, 3. porridge, 4. perfect – learn to spell and put into sentences
Red/green; Read this recipe for Flapjacks
Please try and write a gratitude diary, listing 3 or 4 things you are grateful for and explain why.
also please have a look at this sheet on being nice to yourself and complete it in your copy or on a page.
We are continuing work on the Easter Rising — Please read pages 120 – 125 in Unlocking SESE
complete the Checkpoint on page 120 and the checkpoint on pg 124. Write answers only into hardback. however please copy visual diary of main points on page 125 into your hardback. you could also watch this youtube clip again as it will give you a good overview of the Road to Independence.
Thats all the activities for today. I am also interested in seeing your one page projects on Africa so don’t worry if you are not finished, do try and maybe get it done before the end of the week and sens a picture.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Friday 15th May
Greetings all and at last its Friday. Hope you are all well and excited for the weekend. Its great to have a break from the work. You all know the extent of my technological genius so you can well imagine how I am faring with all the new systems. Its been a steep learning curve and I don’t have my usual assistants. Anyway the weather will hopefully be good so get out as much as you can and enjoy it. Don’t forget the usuals – Cúla 4 and the School Hub. Most importantly don’t forget to post a picture if you can. So here is todays work – do what you can. You can email or message me. I was having a problem with email but thankfully its working again. Have a lovely weekend.
Yesterdays answers for Mental maths.
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These are todays Friday test mental maths. spend no more than 15 minutes at this activity.
Please complete these questions in your maths copy
Planet Maths page 166. Part A only Q1 – 8
Remember the rule – Add or subtract and work from left to right
so 12+7-3 = 18-3=16
revise ÷8 and ÷ 12 Test yourself and write them out in your copy.
Try out this task on verbs
Diary – please do a diary entry for yesterday
Today I have put in a writing task. There are 2 comic strips with blank dialogue boxes. choose one or if you are feeling really inspired do both. You could print them off and fill them in.
We did Africa in Geography this week so I thought it would be good to do a one page project on Africa or if you prefer you can pick a particular country in Africa. Remember its a one page project. No problem if you don’t get it finished today just as long as you can start it. look up facts online or use the info we had in Geography on Tuesday. Here’s a map of Africa to help with your decision
Thats all for today, I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Remember do what you can.
Thursday 14th May
Hi everyone, hope you are are in good form and good spirits today. Let me just start by saying how great it was to see some of you yesterday at the Zoom meeting. I really have missed ye! Yes I can hear some of ye already saying – Miss you need to get a life! Well it was fantastic. If you couldn’t attend, maybe you might be able to get to the next one which will be the week after next. So just to remind you to keep thinking about our end of year celebrations and do discuss it with your friends to see if ye can come up with some ideas. I’m dying to hear them. Email them or message on dojo. Also please remind parents about the webinar on the 27th may. All details below in previous days work. Don’t forget to upload a picture of any piece of work each day. It can be art, bakery, painting, written work, whatever. So here are the tasks for today.
Answers to yesterdays mental maths
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click on link for todays mental maths and don’t spend any more than 10 -12 minutes on this activity. Do thursday.
We will continue work on Number Rules. Please insert brackets in question 4 and fill in answers in question 5
Planet Maths page 165. Part C qa. 4 and qa. 5 Please write title, page and date.
There are assignments in Splash Maths so please give them a go. I will be assigning work in mathletics next week.
Revise ÷8 and ÷12
Here are the answers to the translations on the verb ‘Ceannaigh’
- Cheannaigh mé brogaí nua inné.
- Ceannóidh sé cóta amarach.
- Ceannaímid lón gach lá. ( Apologies I left out an ‘n ‘ on word document)
- Ar cheannaigh tú brogaí inné?
- Ceannóidh sí leabhar amarach.
You may have noticed that the endings are slightly different on these verbs, that is because they belong to the 2nd declension of verbs, which just means group. We did the irregular verbs first, then the 1st group of regular verbs(meaning they have the same endings) and this is the 2nd group of regular verbs(which will all have the same endings too)
Here are 2 snappy little activities from Seo leat. 4 sentences each and just look at the pictures.
Have a look at the poem In Flanders Fields again.
look at the notes and explanation for verse 3 and then answer the questions below.In Flanders Fields poem by John McCrae stanza 3 explained
- Is this a haunting poem in your opinion?
- Why do you think he wrote this poem? (hint his own experience)
- Please write out 4 to 5 points about John McCrae’s life in your copy.
Do a diary entry for yesterday, maybe mention our zoom call.
Ms. Tobins/Ms. Kenny/Ms. Mooney groups- check relevant pages
Have a look at this article on Eco Holidays, yes indeed we can all start fantasising about the holidays we will go on when all this is over. Have a quick read and complete the questions in your hardback.
Tune into Urban Rascals today at 1.30. Make sure to post a ‘hello’ if you can as your name will be entered into a draw for vouchers.
Thats it for today 6th class. I hope ye can all manage that work. Remember to do what you can and post a picture. Have a lovely day and I’ll post again tomorrow.
Wednesday 13th May
Good morning all. I hope you are all keeping well and have been enjoying the recent sunshine. Don’t forget that we have a Zoom meeting this morning at 10 am. Please attend if you can. I do understand that some people may not be able to but maybe you will be able to attend the next one. I am really looking forward to seeing you all. Also please remind your parents about the Webinar on the 27th May at 11am. It will be really helpful in terms of information about secondary school. So reminders for today – our Zoom if you can, School hub then at 11 and don’t forget to try out Splash Maths and Mathletics. Please upload one picture a day of any piece of work you have done. Do what you can and stay safe and please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on dojo. Here are the tasks for today.
First the answers to yesterdays mental maths
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click on link for todays mental maths. Do Wednesdays only. Set a timer for between 10 and 12 minutes.
Planet Maths pg. 165 PartC question 2 and question 3. Write date and title and number clearly.
Continue to revise ÷8 and ÷12 .
We are looking at a new verb today -ceannaigh – to buy
Write the verb into your copy and translate the sentences. Use Irish dictionary online.
Dictionary work – write definitions into your copy
Blue – 1. entirety. 2. subtlety 3. opportunity, 4. possibility
red/green – 1. unity, 2. pity, 3. opportunity
Ms. Tobins literacy group – check her page
Ms. Mooney/Ms. Kennys group – check their page.
Please complete this phonics exercise. write into copy.
Please fill in News Headlines of the Year.
March – Schools in Ireland close due to the Corona virus.
St. Patricks Day parades are cancelled across the country.
April – Severe restrictions are imposed on people due to the corona Virus.
Our Confirmation is cancelled.
May – May 1st – Announcement from government to say that schools will not re-open before September
the Leaving Certificate state exam is cancelled.
Restrictions to be eased on May 18th.
Please add your own news to these months.
Have a look at these pictures and see if you can create a picture with flowers or whatever is in your garden or on a nearby hedge. Please upload pictures on dojo. You can draw any type of background, whatever you like. It can be a vehicle, a tree, or a building or whatever your imagination can come up with. Enjoy.
Thats all for today 6th class. Please do what you can and do send evidence of some part of your work. It is necessary and much appreciated also. Enjoy the rest of your day and I will talk to you tomorrow.
Information re Webinar on ‘Transition to Second level- An Adventure and a Challenge’
Hi all, this is latest news re webinar for transition from Primary to secondary school. Please have a look and register as soon as possible to ensure a place.
To meet the demand for extra places we have added a third date for our Webinar on the Transition to Second Level – An Adventure and a Challenge on Wednesday 27th of May @ 11am.
I would appreciate it if you could share with your 6th class parents & teachers .
How to register for a Meeting /Webinar with Co. Wexford Education Centre
When parents are registering on our website they go to book here link and they will come to the course registration page
They will enter
Teaching Council Number – Skip on THIS SECTION Only for teachers
School Name – ie School their child is attending
School Roll –
Registration Type – Select PARENT from the options given
Click Process Registration
- A link will be emailed to participants to complete the registration process and receive their unique link to join the Webinar. Please register with your Full name
- Following registration an individual meeting/webinar link will be sent to each registered participant. Do not share your link with others. Each participant will need to use this link to access the Webinar
- The ‘Waiting Room’ will be open 10 – 15 minutes before the webinar is due to begin.
- The host will allow participants to enter the webinar from the Waiting Room at the scheduled start time for the meeting/webinar. Please note that if there are a large number of participants registered for the Webinar, you might need to wait 5 minutes so the host can admit all the participants.
- The meeting/webinar will be ‘locked’ shortly after the webinar begins. Please note your contact details will be shared with the Webinar host so they can admit you to the Webinar.
Tuesday 12th May
Djen dobry, labas rytas, maidin mhaith, marhaaban, good morning! I hope you are all keeping well this morning. I sent out the mathletics usernames and passwords yesterday so do have a look at that. It is a valuable website and I know from having it before in the CBS, it was really popular with kids. I hope you all enjoyed the 2 youtube clips about the Easter Rising. If you didn’t get a chance to see them try and have a look. They provide a quick summary of the Rising in an entertaining way, especially the lego one. Maybe this will inspire you all to make mini documentaries. Tomorrow morning we will do a zoom meeting with the class at 10 am. I will post details below. If you can join us that would be great. Its just a chance to say hello, say how your are doing and give a wave to your classmates. I hope you all can join. I’m dying to see ye!!! don’t forget Urban Rascals today at 1.30.
Here are details of the Zoom meeting
Boys & Girls,
There will be a Zoom meeting for your class at the link below in blue at 10am Wednesday.
Ms Whelan & Ms Tobin & Mr Moran look forward to meeting with you.
We hope that it will give you a chance to see & chat with your class mates.
· Please make sure there is a wall behind you not a window.
· No Jammies allowed
· An adult must be in the room with you.
· No recording of class is allowed
Join Zoom Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 886 7691 4580
Ok now back to our work and here are the answers to yesterdays mental maths first.
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Please click on link for todays mental maths. Spend no more than 10 -12 minutes on this activity.
do Tuesday only please
Our topic is Number Rules chapter 165. Hope ye got on ok with identifying signs. Most are self explanatory. Some you may not have known – 1. security camera 4. no entry 7. no cameras/no flash photography 8. radiation. 14. incident 16. Bio hazard 17. Wear ear defenders.
Today please do Planet Maths page 165 part C question 1 (a – f)
Revise ÷8 and ÷12
Continue to practice comhrá.
Reread the story and do all the activities in your copy. Please enlarge page to see text.
Dictionary work – learn spellings and write definition into your copies
Blue – 1. identity, 2. safety, 3.anxiety, 4. variety 5. society.
Red/green – 1. safety, 2. variety 3. society
Ms. Tobins literacy group, Ms.Kenny/Ms. Mooney’s group – please also see their pages.
Blue group – todays comprehension Venice
Red/green group – todays comprehension Coral Reefs
As you are all on different stages in your handwriting books, please complete the next full page, making sure to date it.
We are starting a new topic – People and other lands – Africa. Have a read of these 2 pages and then answer the true or false questions (Activity A) in your hardback.
Urban Rascals is on at 1.30 so tune into that either then or later in the day, whenever suits you best.
Thats all for today
Please don’t forget to save that link for tomorrows Zoom at 10am. I look forward to it. Its just an informal chat and a catch up.#
Take care all.
Monday 11th May
Hi all, welcome to a new week in this our new classroom format. I hope you all had a lovely weekend and that you and your families are well. Mathletics has landed and I’m happy to inform you that I will send on the Usernames and passwords to each of ye privately on class dojo today. Have a look at it and we will begin to use it more formally next week. Please do what you can do, in terms of work. I know everybody’s home situations are different but you are 6th class and definitely capable of working on your own. Also do send on samples of your work. Ideally one piece of work a day. All work will not be put up on dojo, only examples of art work(and of course with your permission). You can send on pictures of your Maths, English, whatever. It is important that we do see some evidence of your work. To those of you who have sent on pictures already, thank you very much and please continue to do so. So back to today’s reminders – Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10am, School hub at 11 and Urban rascals in up tomorrow at 1.30. So here are otdays tasks.
Firstly Fridays mental maths answers
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click on link below for todays mental maths. spend about 10 minutes on this activity.
This week we are starting a new chapter – Number Rules.(chapter 27)
Planet Maths page 165. As an intro to this topic please try part B and see how many of the signs you recognise( 1 -17)
Some are obvious enough – Please write your heading, page, number etc. It is enough to write number and what you think sign is, you don’t have to draw them.
Revise ÷8 and ÷12.
Use the ‘Paint the Squares’ activity on Topmarks or Hit the Button or Snappy Maths.
Practice daily comhrá on a family member – You can teach them!
Try writing out some key info about the day -Inniú an…, bhí inné an…., Beidh amárach an…., Tá an aimsir…, An Samhradh atá ann, Bealtaine atá ann freisin, Ag an deireadh seachtaine bhí mé ag……
Please read the above story and look up the following words – 1. ealaí, 2. bás, 3. chaith, 4. óg, 5. phós, 6. slat, 7. draíochta, 8. bhuail Use irish dictionary online, its so quick and keep translations in copy for tomorrows activities.
this week spellings <-ity> <-ety> list 28
Please learn how to spell them and put them into sentences
Blue -1. activity, 2. ability, 3. purity, 4. reality, 5. security.
Red/green – 1. activity, 2. ability, 3. security.
Ms. Tobins literacy group – please also see her page.
I have put in a book report template and would love if you all could do this report on our novel. You can print off the template or else copy the headings onto a page. Please send pictures of your finished report.
Please complete your gratitude diary. This involves writing down 3 things that you are grateful for. Its a great idea to do this in a journal or in your copy every day as it is very life affirming. Give it a go!
I have also included the link to the ‘Mandalas to colour’ again as this is both a very mindful and enjoyable activity. Print them off if you can but if not create your own.
We are starting the chapter – The Road to Independence (chapter 18) This charts how Ireland fought to gain independence from British Rule. Have a look at the 2 video clips. They give a brief history of the Easter Rising and the fight for independence. Then read page 118 and 119 in your Unlocking SESE.
Hope thats ok for today.
Please feel free to email me or message me on class dojo. Enjoy the rest of your day and take care
Friday 8th May
Good morning everyone and here we are at Friday again. I hope this short week went ok for ye all. Please continue to do some work and keep busy. Also I would love to see more of ye posting pictures of your work so maybe thats something to focus on for next week. Also keep thinking of ideas for our eventual celebrations. Have a chat between yourselves and see what ye can come up with. Don’t forget to log onto Splash Maths and I’ll have Mathletics ready to go for ye on Monday. By the way have a look at the poster below, Wexford education centre is hosting a one hour webinar for 6th class pupils on Wednesday 13th called ‘Transition to Second Level’. It aims to explain Junior cycle and help with any concerns you have. Home School Liaison will put it on our school facebook so check it out there. So please have a great weekend, be safe and stay positive!
click on link above to see entire poster
Here’s yesterdays mental maths answers
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click on link for todays friday test. Please use a timer and spend no more than 15 minutes.
Our topic is still Averages and charts so please complete the following activity. Remember when you want to calculate say the long jump. Make sure to write metres in the same way – 1m 85cm +1m 96cm+1m 79cm+2m ocm =
Planet Maths page 174 Part C Please write title, page and date. There is no need to write out the table.
Revise ÷2 and ÷4
Practice comhrá and write these sentences into your copy. They are mixed up so put them in the correct order.
Please write a diary entry and at the beginning turn it into a gratitude diary by listing 3 things you are grateful for.
Please complete the following task on pronouns
This is a mindful activity. There are 6 mandalas in this document and you could print off one or all of them. Colouring is a very mindful activity where we are very much in the moment. If you cant print these mandalas, have a go at making your own, you can do much simpler ones if you like. Also doing one outside on the path or pavement is a nice idea. Do send in your pictures.
There is a page entitled – Pentecost. Please write in the story as outlined in this document into your Confirmation books.
Thats all for today. Please do your best and do what you can. Do also send in evidence of your work and to those of you who have sent in pictures already, thank you. It is really appreciated. Have a good weekend all and I’ll be in contact again on Monday. By the way do have a little think about our future celebrations and also if there are any tasks or challenges you would like me to put to the class, all ideas would be massively appreciated. Take care and stay positive.
Thursday 7th May
Hi all, I hope you and your families are good today. Its a short week this week, which is nice so try and get a few bits and pieces done if you can. If you are feeling particularly energetic you could maybe do some tasks that you have not completed or of course put your own spin on something. I eagerly await your input. Don’t forget Urban Rascals at 1.30 today and the usual School hub and Cúla 4. Ms. Ryan has been putting up some of the ‘Cherry blossom art’ on the School dojo. Give it a go! Also please try Splash Maths. We have also recently signed up to ‘Mathletics’ so I will be getting you all signed up to that today. I’ll let you all know when you can start. Here’s todays activities.
Here are the answers to yesterdays mental maths
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please click on following link. Do Thursday only and set a timer. Spend between 10 and 15 minutes on these questions.
We will continue work on averages – Planet Maths page 174 Part B question 2. when you have finished check your answers with a calculator.
continue revision of ÷2 and ÷4 tables. Use Topmarks.co.uk, Hit the Button Snappy maths etc.
Practice your daily comhrá on an unsuspecting member of the family.
Cad is ainm duit?, Cén aois thú? Cá bhfuil tú i do chonaí? Cad a rinne tú inné? Cén lá atá ann inniú? Cén seasúir atá ann? Cén mhí atá ann? Cén sort aimsir atá ann inniú? Cén caitheamh aimsire atá agat?(What are your pastimes?)
Complete this quick task from Seo leat – Briathra beo – Put the correct verb into the sentence. Always use the online irish dictionary.
Please do a diary entry each day -I would like if you all did a gratitude diary also as an element of your normal diary. Every morning write down 3 things you are thankful for.
Learn these spellings
Blue – 1. rumour, 2. odour, 3. clamour, 4. colourful, 5. neighbour.
red/green – 1. colour, 2.labour.
ms. Tobins group – see her page also.
Read this short comprehension on the artist Vincent van Gogh and answer the questions in your copy.
I think it was last week or the week before that we did an experiment on density. Here’s another one for you to try at home. I try to pick experiments that you will have the necessary elements for at home. Please read it carefully, try it out and write it up in your hard back. Please write title, draw what you need, write the simple procedure and then the results. Remember you are working as a scientist.
Do Grapes Sink Or Float please click on this link
have a look at this poster when you are writing it up.
Tune into Urban Rascals today at 1.30 or play it back at a different time during the day if it suits you better. Do some exercise every day. It is good for your body and mind.
Ok thats it again for today. Please try your best and do what you can. If you can, send in some pictures of your work. Its important to see that everyone is trying something out. Take care all. Do email or message me whenever you need to. I’m only delighted to contact ye. Have a good day.
Wednesday 6th May
Good morning everyone. As you are aware, following an Taoiseach’s address on Friday, we know now that our school will not reopen until September. This is sad news for us all. To my 6th class, I’m sure you are as sad as I am to hear we won’t be back. I am very disappointed. We had so many plans for your last term. However I will continue to be in contact via the website, emails and class dojo. We can still keep some of our plans ‘on ice’ so to speak, until the day comes that we can come together again. I’ll be looking for ideas from ye over the coming weeks so do put your thinking caps on. Amidst all this disappointment the most important thing is that everyone stays at home and stays safe. It hard being away from family and friends but this will pass. Be patient and stay positive.
So we must continue as we are and so I encourage you all to do your best and do what you can. Don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be trying to ring a few of ye that I didn’t catch first time round. The usual reminders – The School Hub at 11, Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10 on TG4 and have a look at Ms.Ryans Art competition again. The theme is the ‘Cherry blossom’ which is both beautiful and abundant at this time. Please try out Splash Maths. Congrats to those who have done so already. So here are the activities for today.
mental maths answers for last Friday 1st May
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click on link for todays mental maths. Do Wednesday only and remember set a timer for 10 -15 minutes max.
We are starting a new topic – Averages and Charts chapter 28.
Remember to find the average – add the numbers in a set and then divide by the amount of numbers in the set
Example 18+74+23+18+7 find average
add the numbers and divide by 5 190÷5 = 38
Task page 174 Planet Maths Part B Question 1 only
Tables Revise division tables ÷2 and ÷4
Please try out these 2 quick activities from your Seo Leat book, write into copies, title and date please.
Today I’m asking you to take a new approach to your diary and make it a gratitude diary . I would like you to write down 3 things you are grateful for. I’m going to start one also, so lets see how we all get on with it.
Spellings week 27 <our> Please look up any you are unsure of but learn how to spell them.
blue – 1. armour, 2. favour, 3. flavour, 4. harbour, 5. humour.
red/green – 1. favour, 2. flavour, 3. harbour.
Ms. Tobins literacy group – see her page also.
Have a look at this delicious recipe (you know me and Italian food!) Answer questions in your copy and if anyone has written out a recipe they use please send in a picture, or even if its you actually cooking or baking – that would be even better.
Just to remind you again about Ms. Ryans Art competition with the Cherry Blossom as the theme.
This week I’d like you all to have a look at this youtube clip. Its about an artist like Edouardo Paolozzi. See what you think and what you can make. If you want to make a robot, then brilliant or if not you can draw, design or paint one. If you want to do something else, maybe something futuristic, that would be fine also. You could design a supercar, a spaceship, a modern hotel, whatever.just let your imagination run wild!
Right click this link and press open link in a new tab
Thats it for today 6th class. I hope you find something enjoyable and challenging there. Don’t forget you can message me on classdojo or email me at email@example.com
Enjoy the rest of your day and above all, stay safe. Talk tomorrow
Friday 1st May
Hello everyone and ‘Happy Mayday’ to you all! Its the first day of Summer and although it is like no other Mayday, we do have hopes for the future. We are weathering the storm so to speak but things will return to normal and it will be amazing. So please be strong, stay safe and do try and enjoy yourselves this bank holiday weekend. I put up this picture , of course because its Mayday but also because of a great competition Ms. Ryan is running. Details are below. We have no school till Wednesday so take advantage of having no school work on Monday or Tuesday. By the way I hope ye managed to make your Time capsule. If so today is a good day to hide it, bury it, put it in the attic or whatever you intend to do with it.Maybe an old press in the garage, just somewhere where you wont see it for a long time. It holds history and will be very important in the future! So here are today’s activities.
Firstly the answers to yesterdays mental maths.
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click here for Friday tests
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Length Planet Maths pg. 85 Part C Question 2. So remember 2055cm = 20.55m
Revise x7 and x11 tables
Here are the translated sentences from Wednesday.
Have a go at this activity. líon na bearnaí: le ar
Remember you are only using the first 2 columns.
Example sé(him) Is maith leis uachtar reoite.
Try out this sheet on pronouns
May is the month of Mary. Have a look at this powerpoint. It is also synonymous with many other May day traditions. Have a look at the powepoint on Mayday traditions and also the youtube clip on the Bealtaine Festival
So thats it for today, hope you can give it your best shot. Do what you can. Enjoy the rest of your day and I will post again on Wednesday. Please do enjoy this long weekend. Stay safe
Thursday 30th of April
Good morning to all my class on today the last day of April! Yes tomorrow is technically the start of Summer. I know at the moment it doesn’t really feel like that. Maybe we’re all feeling a little bit flat about everything but our day will come, YOUR day will come!!. We will celebrate, we will meet and life will return to normal. but actually a better normal. So its a bank holiday this weekend which means no work on Monday. Surely a bonus eh? So please keep strong and stay safe. Ruby and Robbie Kehoe have started a fundraiser in aid of the New Ross community Hospital. Each person that donates will receive a piece of artwork. Please check out the ‘gofundme’ link at the end of today’s post. Just the usual reminders- Urban Rascal today at 1.30, Cúla4 ar scoil at 10 and the School Hub at 11. Let me know how ye are getting on with the online magazines and also don’t forget to check out the activities on Splash Maths. Try and send a picture of at least one piece of work a day( if you can). Also let me know what you thought of the youtube clip on Surrealism and our little Lobster friend. So here is today’s work and remember do what you can.
Answers to yesterdays mental maths
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Do Thursday only
Planet Maths page 85 Part C question 1 only. Please write date, title and page neatly into your copies.
Please try out the Splash Maths activities
Revise x7 and x11 (Use Topmarks website)
Please do a diary entry, if you don’t want to write you can draw a picture or maybe a doodle that can kind of sum up your thoughts at the minute.
Learn spellings and put into sentences
Blue – 1. rupture, 2. cultured, 3. manufacture, 4. adventurer
green/red – 1. culture, 2. adventure
(Ms. Tobins group see her page)
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
We have finished the novel and I’m sure you’ll agree it was a very interesting and moving book. What did you think of the ending? Shocking indeed and utterly sad. So for our last task on the novel, I would like to give you all a few choices.Here they are and you pick which is best for you.
- Consider how if you could change this ending,how you would change it? Explain your answer.
- Produce a piece of art based on any scene in the story.
- Sketch any character from the story.
- Imagine you are Bruno’s father. Write about any regrets you might have at the end of the story.
- Imagine you are a news reporter during World War 2.Write a newspaper article about events at Auschwitz.
- Write a poem about the book or any scene from it. Now the choice is yours!!!
Have a look at this experiment exploring the centre of gravity. Read the introduction,do the experiment and record the results in your hardback. Don’t forget the title and date of the experiment. Do some sketches to show what you did. You could copy the ones in the book. Record results (part C) and draw where you think the centre of gravity is in the illustration.
P.E Urban Rascals
Tune into Urban Rascals today at 1.30 or watch at a later time. Of course do try and get outside in the fresh air .
Well that is it for today. I hope ye are all managing to get on with some bits and pieces. Please send pics of your work as much as you can and a big thank you to all those who have done so already and continue to do so.
Wednesday 29th April
Hello everyone! I hope you are all well this morning.
I just thought I’d begin today by showing you this little fella, he’s a surrealist lobster(not me!!). You’ll be seeing more of him in Art later. He’s from a youtube clip from Tate modern, so no, Ms. Whelan has not lost the plot, there is method to the madness. I hope ye all enjoyed Urban Rascals yesterday, it was as always a great work out. At last I have managed to put up some assignments on Splash Maths. They are just games you can practice to revise some of our work. I’ll add more next week but there’s plenty there if you can give it a go. So here’s todays work, remember do what you can.
answers to yesterdays mental maths
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Click here for todays mental maths. Do Wednesday only and set a timer.
Topic – Length- Planet Maths page 85 Part B Question 2 and 3. Remember 1000metres = 1 kilometre.
so for example 148m =0.148km and 0.5km = 500m
Revise x7 and x11 Use Topmarks to practice
This week we are revising the verb ‘glan -to clean’ Please translate sentences adn I will put up the answers tomorrow
Diary entry for yesterday please.
spellings – please learn and put into sentences. <ure>
Blue group – 1. pasture, 2. sculpture, 3. creature, 4. stature, 5. torture.
Red/green group – 1. pasture, 2. sculpture, 3. creature.
Ms. Tobins literacy group – also see her page
Questions on novel – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (chapter 19)
- What almost ruins their plans on Friday?
- How do the boys feel when they are finally on the same side of the fence?
- What does Bruno see in the camp?
- What happens to the boys at the end of the chapter?
Please fill in the following information into your Confirmation books -it relates to the page – Easter, a new time of life. Do your best handwriting and decorate also.
So this week we will continue the drawing challenge. Do please send in pictures of your work(if you can) as I’d love to see them. I’d also like you to have a look at his youtube clip. Its about Surrealist art, maybe it will give you some ideas for this weeks challenge. Anyway have a look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YE_Zas-A5A&t=25s
Here are some topics you can choose from but if you have another idea that’s perfectly fine too.
- Zodiac sign
- Fave T.V. show
- Something with wings
- a famous landmark
- a beverage
Ok that’s it for today. I hope there is something there that you will enjoy. As I’ve said before, some things just have to be practiced regularly. Anyway do your best, take care and I’ll talk again tomorrow. Please send pictures of your activities or work..
Tuesday 28th April
Morning everybody, djen dobry, marhabaan, labas rytas, maidin mhaith!! Hope ye are all doing good and have managed to settle back into the week and attempt some of the work or as much as YOU can manage. Reminders for today – Urban Rascals at 1.30, of course if this time slot doesn’t work for everyone, be sure to play it back when best suits your family routine. Also Cúla 4 ar Scoil at ten and the School hub at 11. If you’ve had the chance to look at those online magazines, tell me how you found them. That address again in case you missed it yesterday – https://www.newsmagmedia.ie/Mags.aspx It has The Primary Planet(9-12 year olds) News Flash(7-10 year olds) and Eipic (Irish language news magazine for 11 plus). Have a look! Also if you get the chance to do the recipe from last week, if you have a picture of yourself making something, send it in. anyway here’s the work for today. Please feel free to explore any of the topics in a way that best suits you.
Here are yesterdays answers to mental maths
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Do Tuesday (remember spend between 10 and 15 minutes only on this activity- set a timer)
Planet Maths pg. 85 Part A q. 3 change from cm to m, example 198cm=1.98m
pg. 85 Part B q.1 change from m to cm, example 1.78m = 178cm
Revise x7, x11 tables Hit the Button
Reread story and do activities
Write a diary entry.
Ms. Tobins literacy group – please see her page
Have a look at this document explaining the second verse of the poem In Flanders Fields and reread the explanation on verse 1 also.
Answer the questions
1. How are the dead commemorated in this poem? What images does the poet use?
2. Where is Flanders?
3. How does the poet make us see these soldiers as real people and not just war fatalities?
As you are all on different stages in your handwriting books, please complete the next full page and try and finish off a few ‘unfinished ones’ from earlier in your books.
The Solar System – Please read pages 172 – 175 – Unlocking SESE do do the questions on page 173 (Checkpoint 1-5) in your hardback.
Have a look at this you tube clip on the solar system
just remember to press ctrl and click and this will bring you to the you tube clip
P.E – Urban Rascals
Urban rascals is on at 1.30. Tune in then or at a later or earlier time.
Try and get out and get some fresh air.
Thats it for today 6th class.
Enjoy the rest of your day, do what you can and above all else stay safe.
Ms. Whelan firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 27th April
Good morning all.Welcome to a new week and I hope you all had a good weekend and that you and your families are well. We didn’t have the Confirmation but we will make up for it. I know this whole situation is dragging on and like everybody else you are sick of it. I certainly am. However we are beating this virus and things WILL get better. I spoke with some of ye and your parents last week, I couldn’t get through to some people but I will try to make contact this week. Its just to say hello and to see how you are getting on. With regards the work, please do what you can. If I’ve chosen a topic, feel free to take your own angle on it. Say for example we are still doing the Solar system in Geography this week, you can design a rocket, create an alien, build a space station etc. I want ye to feel free to make your own interpretation of the work, if there is something that interests you. Ye are 6th class so do use your own initiative. So the usual reminders – Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10 and the School Hub at 11 till 12 . Also try out this link to some online magazines – https://www.newsmagmedia.ie/Mags.aspx It has The Primary Planet(9-12 year olds) News Flash(7-10 year olds) and Eipic (Irish language news magazine for 11 plus). Have a look!
last fridays mental maths answers
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Here are todays mental maths mental maths 27 and 28 April blue group
We are still on the topic of length so please complete exercises Planet Maths page 85 Question 1 and 2
This involves changing mm to cm and vice versa. So for example 78mm = 7.8cm
Please write topic, title, page and date.
Please do x7 and x11 . Use Hit the Button as a means of revision, any other games on topmarks.co.uk either.
Practice daily comhrá
Read the story and look up list of words(or use Irish dictionary online), write meanings into copy in preparation for tomorrows activities. Write title and date.
look up these words – 1.plandaí, 2. tochailt, 3.talamh, 4. crua, 5. oscail, 6. lean, 7.loch, 8. clé, 9. déis.
Write an entry into your diary, describing your weekend.
LEARN spellings and write definitions from dictionary into copies. This week both groups are working from the one list – all words have <ure>
Blue group – 1. picture, 2. nature, 3. injure, 4. lecture, 5. texture.
Red/Green – 1. picture, 2. nature, 3. injure
(literacy groups – see Ms. Tobins page)
Keep up your reading as much as possible.Do checkout the online magazines. Also please finish chapter 19 and 20 of ‘The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas’. We will do questions and activities on these chapters on Wednesday.
This is a fun activity to try at home. Try and spend the week finding bits and pieces to go into the capsule and if you can upload an image on or before Friday, that would be good. That will be the official date for closing the Time capsule. This way you have a week to find things and decide what to put in or add.
So we are going to wrap up work on World War 2 this week. Could you all finish reading the chapter in Unlocking SESE from pages 132 – 137. Write out the 3 points in the Visual Summary into your hardback and then I’d like ye to have a look at these War posters, see if you can come up with your own one or design ones similar to those presented. You can also put these into your hardbacks.
Ok so thats it for today. I hope there’s something there that appeals to all of ye. Do your best and do what you can. Don’t forget you can send me a message on dojo or email me at email@example.com . Enjoy the rest of the day and stay strong and stay safe.
Friday 24th April
Hello everybody,its the last day of work and yes indeed its great that its Friday! I hope you are all finding ways of amusing yourselves. Sure this is a pain but it will pass so do try and make the most of it and do remember that your grandchildren will be quizzing you about this crazy time. Anyway I hope all is well with ye this morning. Do something nice for yourselves tomorrow. I know we can’t all celebrate the Confirmation together but we will make up for it, when the time is right and safe. So have an enjoyable weekend. The usual reminders this morning – the School hub at 11 and Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10. The weather is good so do enjoy it safely. Here’s the work for today – give it a go and give it your best shot.
Answers for yesterdays mental maths
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the Friday test – please make sure to spend a maximum of 15 minutes on this.
We will continue with topic of length.Today I will give ye a choice of activity depending on whether you have a ruler or not, or you can simply choose which one you prefer.
Planet Maths pg. 84 part A Question 2, 3, 4 and 5
Planet Maths pg. 84 Part B (measure the shapes-)
Revise x5, x10 tables
Practice daily comhrá on an unsuspecting member of the family.
Cúpla ceist nua – Scríobh i do choipleabhar
- Cén saghas lae atá ann inniú?
- Cad a dhéanann tú ar lá fliuch sa bhaile?
- Cad a dhéanann tú ar lá fliuch ar scoil?
- Cén séasúr is fearr leat? Cén fáth?
Complete this task in your copies also.
Write a diary entry for your week so far and how you are finding being back in school, how its still different, how you feel about the Confirmation and what you will do when you can make your Confirmation.
Recipe – write a recipe that you use, maybe its making some particular dinner, or making a pizza or even buns. keep it simple. You can draw ingredients and take a picture of yourself making something either. Send it on, we’d love to see them.
I hope some of ye got the chance to try out the experiment. Here is the reasoning behind those results so please write it into your hardback. If you didn’t get the chance to do it, maybe try it at some stage.
Please put this information on Mary into the page in your Confirmation book entitled – ‘Mary Mother of Jesus’
Also do remember that Ramadan started yesterday so if you didn’t get the chance to see it,maybe have a look. Some kids said they had issues opening the link so try this and it should work
So right click(double click) on the link
A box will come up – press ‘open in a new tab’
It should download then at the bottom left of your screen.
There’s a few things that I’d like you all to try and catch up on or at least finish within the next week.
Here is this weeks Art drawing challenge again – it would be great if all of you attempted one and send a picture. I’ve got some in already and they are amazing.
- Something you ate today
- Your Spirit animal
- Song lyrics
- Historical figure.
- Guilty pleasure.
The Solar System Diagram
Image inspired by lines of poem – In Flanders Fields
Information poster on Ramadan.
Ok that’s it for today and this week. Have a lovely weekend and we WILL make up for this. Be kind to your family even if they are driving you mad and be kind to yourselves.
Take care and mind yourselves.
Thursday 23rd April
Good morning all, Marhabaan, djen dobry, labas rytas, maidin mhaith!!!! Hello, I hope you are all doing good this morning and that you and yours are all safe and happy. The weather was beautiful yesterday for Earth day so hopefully it will be the same again today.Please do try and get out into it. Sometimes its just lovely to lie on the ground and stare up at the sky……..because once we all get back to reality again, it’ll be go, go, go. And yes we will get there. So don’t forget Urban Rascals today at 1.30, the School Hub which is really excellent and check out Cúla 4 Ar scoil on TG4 at 10am(go on, just try it). So speaking of reality, here’s your work for today. Do what you can, spread it out over a few days if you want to, but PLEASE send on some pictures.
Firstly mental maths answers to yesterday
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please ensure you do Thursday
Planet maths pg 83 Part D (remember 10mm =1cm)
x5, x10 revision. practice on ‘Paint the squares’ practicing tables to date.
Check this picture of birds and plants. Check which ones you’ve seen or are familiar with. Draw and label the ones you can see, or have seen in your copy. Complete these sentences in your copy.
Chuaigh mé isteach sa ghairdín agus chonaic mé………
Tá ………… ag fás sa ghairdín.
Answers to yesterdays verb Cuir translations.
- Chuir mé mo mhála ar an mbord inné.
- Cuirfidh sé an mála ar an mbord amárach.
- cuirim mo chóta orm gach lá.
- Cuirimid ár bréagáin sa bhosca gach lá.
- chuir sí a cóta uirthi inné.
- Cuirfimid ár leabhair ar an tseilf leabhar amárach.
put these words into sentences
Blue group ; 1. Although 2. doughnut. 3. thorough. 4. breakthrough.
red/ green. 1. flavour, 2. recipe, 3. essence, 4. sprinkle
literacy group – also see Ms. Tobins page)
Please click on link for notes on ‘In Flanders Fields’ poem. You can print it out and stick it in your copy, but do keep it as I will give you notes on last 2 verses and then we will do work on the poem next week. Screen shot it either with your phone. But task today is to read notes and draw the scene.- write the verse beneath it. If you can please post a picture.
Also try this link, the singer and poet Leonard Cohen recites the poem.
Try this experiment if you can – Sink or Float Oranges
- Fill 2 glasses with water about 3/4 full.
- You can use any oranges, or even lemons or limes.
- Peel one orange and leave the other as is.
Make a Hypothesis (write this in your hardback- the definition too) what you think may happen
In Science a hypothesis is an idea or an explanation that you can test through study and experimentation.
Outside Science, it can be a theory or a guess. A hypothesis is more than a wild guess but less than a well established theory.
4. Will the orange with the peel sink or float?
5. Look at results and record why you think this is!
Tomorrow I will give ye the scientific explanation but feel free to figure it out or research it yourself.
Task – Record hypothesis
Record steps and process in your hardbacks.
Do diagram in hardbacks
I’d love to see examples of your work so if you can please send them on.
Urban Rascals at 1.30.
So thats it for today, I hope ye can manage some of it. I am trying to vary work,but some things just have to be done like revision of verbs and maths practice(do not collectively yawn) but feel free to send on any suggestions of tasks you’d like me to set ( I wish I had an emoji to put there as I can well imagine some of the remarks from ye!!!!). I do have lots more planned for ye though. Anyway enjoy the rest of the day and most importantly stay safe. Take care all. Till tomorrow..
Wednesday 22nd April
Djen dobry, labas rytas, olá, fáilte, hello!!! I hope you are all in good spirits today and your families too. I hope that you are all tuning into the Urban Rascals, it was a great workout yesterday. My two boys here love it. Don’t forget to tune into TG4 at 10am for Cúla 4 ar Scoil. It doesn’t matter if you don’t understand everything, its just to hear the language spoken. Of course the School Hub is on again and it really provides a great variety of topics. With regards the Confirmation that should be happening this Saturday, of course we are all deeply disappointed. Its such a shame. However I will keep you informed as soon as we hear anything about it. I expect there won’t be a decision for a few weeks yet but hopefully we will get to have that day even if its awhile later. But I suggest you all try and do something nice for yourselves that day, keeping in mind the current rules of course. Maybe a zoom call with your friends. Anyway here’s todays work. Do what you can and please don’t hesitate to email me or send me a message on dojo.
Firstly answers to yesterdays Mental maths for both groups.
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Here is link for todays Mental maths. Please do Wednesday only.
Planet maths page 83 Part C Qa. 1 and 2
please remember 10mm=1cm so 65mm = 6.5cm, 17mm =1.7cm.
Draw and label lines.
Always write date, title and page
Continue to revise x5 and x10 and if you can try ‘Paint the Squares’ activity on Topmarks.co.uk (whiteboard resources)at some stage.
Please revise the verb ‘cuir’ and translate the sentences . I will put up the translations on thursday.
Also please practice comhrá.
Questions on novel based on chapter 17 and 18
- Bruno says his mother is unhappy at Out-With. Why do you think this is?
- What do Bruno’s parents argue about?
- What decision does Bruno’s father make?
- Why wasn’t Shmuel at the fence for two days?
- What regrets do the boys have about their friendship?
- What plan do the boys make?
Tomorrow is the beginning of Ramadan. Please take time to view this powerpoint and design an information poster that might be used in schools to explain Ramadan to students. Do send on pictures during the week if you can.
I would like you all to continue on with the creation of your diagram on The Solar System
Also I would like you to try the drawing challenge that we began a few weeks ago. You can pick one from the list but if you’re feeling particularly creative(which I’m sure many of ye are) do feel free to do more than one. You don’t have to do it all today of course, its fine at any time.Here’s this weeks list.
- Something you ate today
- Your Spirit animal
- Song lyrics
- Historical figure.
- Guilty pleasure.
Please, please, please send on some pics! I am dying to see some of them as I know how great they will be.
So thats it for today 6th class.
Enjoy the rest of your day, try your best and do what you can and above all else Stay safe!
Tuesday 21st April
Good morning everyone. Hope you all settled back into the school routine easy enough yesterday. The weather was great so make sure to get out into it if you can at all. Please remember that the work here is a guide, do what you can but do remember it is good to do a bit at least, keeps things fresh. So just some reminders;
Urban Rascals at 1.30 today
School Hub at 11-12 on RTE 2
Cúla 4 Ar Scoil- TG4 10 -10.30 – have a listen as it will help you refresh your gaeilge
I will also include details of a Writing Competition and an Art Competition at the end.
So here’s today’s work, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries whatsoever.
Firstly answers to yesterdays Mental Maths
Blue group Red group
Please click on link and do Tuesday only.
We are looking at length so this is a practical task. Please measure the following items in your house – write Title (Measures- Length) and date also, number items clearly. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A RULER. estimate by using the guide on pg 83, so if something is approximately a metre, or approximately 10 cms. Remember 100 cm =1 metre. You can record answers in metres or centimetres. If there is something you don’t have then substitute in something else. If you can take a picture of your work, please do and send it on via email/class dojo.
Measures – Length – Items to measure
- length of kitchen table.
- Width of kitchen table.
- length of sofa.
- width of doorway.
- width of TV
- length of bath
- length of bed.
Continue to revise x5, x10 tables. Also you could revise previous tablesby playing ‘Paint the squares’ (100 square game on Topmarks.co.uk) . go to whiteboard resources, maths, keystage 2
Reread the story again and complete part A and B of the activities in your copy ensuring you have a clear title, date and each section is numbered correctly. Tune in to Cúla 4 ar scoil at 10 am on TG4- give it a go !
Diary entry – Its really important to keep a diary during this time. This is HISTORIC! Any account of it will be important, so do try an d write a bit on what you did over the holidays, how you feel about everything, how life has changed for the moment and maybe what you are really looking forward to when all this is over.
Dictionary work – just look up and write meaning.
Blue group – 1. though, 2. through, 3. enough, 4. drought, 5 bought.
Red/Green – 1. marsupial, 2. pouch, 3. native, 4. bamboo
Have a read of this poem and see what you think of it, what does it relate to, think of the imagery,maybe sketch a scene from it or any single element.
We will be doing more work on it later in the week
We will be looking at The Solar System this week .I will send on a powerpoint later in week but it would be great if you could get started with some background info – Unlocking SESE Read pages 168 -171. Complete questions on page 169 and 171.Do these in your hardback.
Diagram of Planets – page 170. Please take the week to do this. I would like to get pictures of this on completion. Instructions.
- Diagram in Hardback or on page(full page)
- Draw sun first and then colour entire page black.
- Draw individual planets, varying size, on different pages.
- Use diagram on page 170 as a guide.
- Cut out and stick onto page.
- Attach labels, paying particular attention to order.
Urban Rascals at 1.30 today. Tune in and get active.
So here are the details of the 2 competitions.
The prompt for this week in week 3 of the writing competition is as follows ;
The children watched in awe as the oddly shaped glowing figure in the distance seemed to be making its way towards them
entries to be emailed to – firstname.lastname@example.org before 2pm each friday. There are weekly prizes. Check out ‘The Great Wexford short Story Competition’ Facebook page for more info.
Art competition is in association with Kennedy college.
So there is plenty to keep you all busy there.Enjoy your day and try your best but most importantly take care.
Talk tomorrow morning.
Hi all! Welcome back. I hope you and your families are all good and keeping well. Hopefully you enjoyed your Easter holidays. For sure, they were like no other. This is still a very strange situation that we’re in but at least now we know we are seriously beating this virus and transmission in Wexford is the lowest in the country. So WELL DONE to YOU! Each and everyone has helped to do this. I REALLY miss our classroom and the excitement and madness that abounded. But we still have to continue the way we are for a bit yet. Please contact me as much as you want, send pictures of your work/tasks and if you would prefer not to have them put up on class dojo, that’s fine, just say so. Also this work is a guide, get as much done as YOU can. So here we go for today’s work. Enjoy and try your best.
Don’t forget the School hub on rte2 from 11 -12 today and also Urban Rascals tomorrow at 1.30
I almost forgot, here are the answers for Friday April 3rd mental maths
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Click onto link for mental maths. Do Monday only and set a timer for 10 minutes or so, no need to spend any more time on it. Remember, its not all about getting them all right but how you can improve on your score each day and become familiar with strategies.
We are going to revisit Length this week(please try and locate a ruler) so please go to PLANET MATHS, page 83.
Have a look at units of measurement on part A – cm, mm, metre, kilometre
Do part B in your copy (which unit of measurement would you use)
Draw the following lines in your copy – 3cm, 7cm, 10cm, 12cm, 8.5cm, 6.5cm.
Tables revise x5 and x10 this week. use snappy maths, hit the button or splash maths
Read story and look up following words in your dictionary/put into copy
dictionary work – 1. leabhar cócaireachta, 2. oideas, 3. plúr, 4. spúnóg adhmaid, 5. meascán, 6. stán cáca, 7. ghearr, 8.cosán
Practice gaeilge comhrá- cad is ainm duit?, cén aois thú?, etc(check list of qa.s from copy)
Dictionary work and put into sentences
Blue group – 1. cough, 2. dough, 3. bough, 4. rough, 5. tough
Red/green – 1. mammal, 2. kangaroo, 3. wombat, 4. koala
(Ms. Tobins group – check her page please.
Have a read of this recipe( you all know the way I love Italian food) please complete the questions in your copies, ensuring you put a date and a title too. But most importantly have a think about a recipe you know, or watch someone make dinner and note what they do, as later in the week I will be setting you a task where you need to write out a recipe. You can use this one as a guide.
Please have chapters 17 and 18 (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) read by Wednesday- tasks on these chapters will be set then.
Please fill in the story of ‘Jesus is Crucified’ in your Confirmation Books, story is below. Decorate page also
Please click on this link , go to story 1 and let clip play. Then go to the questions section – answer questions orally
write 7 new pieces of information you learned re World War 2 – Write title and date clearly and please send a picture if you can
That’s it for today. Hope you all can manage some of it. Take care and talk in the morning. Of course, please feel free to email me or send me a message on class dojo.
Friday 3rd April
Hello everyone and welcome to the last day of your work before the Easter holidays. Of course these holidays will not be like previous years but I think after the last 3 weeks we could all do with a break. That way we’ll all be refreshed for Monday the 20th April. While there is a break in the structured school work I would urge ye all to get out into the fresh air, read, log onto Urban Rascals,watch the School Hub, draw, write, do something that you love doing and use some of the websites during the hols. It is still important to do the social distancing and washing hands because this is is the really crucial time. So have a nice holiday, keep safe and I wish you all the very best. If there are things that you didn’t get done, any of the tasks, feel free to work away and please, please, please send me pictures!!! I will be in contact to remind you about Urban Rascals and the School Hub and such over the hols.
Here are yesterdays answers
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Click on link for Friday test
- Calculate the perimeter of your bedroom.
- Calculate the perimeter of your kitchen.
- Calculate the area of one of the above.
Please finish revison of x3, x6,x9
Gaeilge – Please complete activity in your copies and practice your comhrá
Write your diary entry for yesterday.
Dictionary work – write meaning
Blue – 1. disguise, 2. beguile, 3. guardian, 4. guillotine.
Red /Green 1. disguise, 2. guilty, 3. guardian. 4. guilty.
Please read the comprehension on D-Day. Answers in copy. Ms. Tobins literacy group – see her page.
Please write the story of The Last Supper into your Confirmation books on the relevant page.
As its Easter I’d like you all to try this out. I’ve put up an outline of a rabbit, simply add lines and then you can draw patterns in between. Make it as colourful as you can. Its both a creative and a mindful activity. I’d love to see pictures of this work over the hols and also any other art work that you do.Enjoy.
Ok everybody, that’s it for today. I hope it all goes well for ye. Have a great break and I’ll be in contact.
Stay safe and Happy Easter
Good Morning all and I hope you and your families are in good health and in good spirits. Today is World Autism Awareness day. Please wear blue as a sign of your support. I’ve been asked to tell you all that anyone who wears blue tomorrow and posts a picture, will get a blue treat when we return to school!!! You can message the FACEBOOK messenger straight away. Also you can post a picture of yourself wearing blue during Urban Rascals to be in with a prize too. Remember URBAN RASCALS is at 1.30 today. We’re asking you to also show your support for the Front Line Staff who really are the heroes in our lives at the minute. Please join the FLAGS FOR FRONTLINE HEROES campaign, in support of the health workers and front line staff who are doing so much for the rest of us. We may complain about being bored or annoyed that we can’t continue with our lives but these people are RISKING their lives for US. You can do this by putting up a flag in your team, county or club colours. There will be a Rainbow pencil for everyone who flies a flag in support.So please remember to email or classdojo meany pictures of your work or activities. Thanks so much to everyone who’s messaged or sent in pictures so far.
Here are yesterdays answers to mental maths.
Blue group Red group
Please do Thursday
Planet Maths – Ares and Square Metres Part B pg. 114
Question 1 – Write example in red – Always divide square metres by 100 Example 480m2 ÷100 = 4.8 ares
Question 2 – Rule Multiply ares by 100 – Write example in red
x3, x6, x9 Go over using topmarks, hit the button. ( I will send codes for Splash maths tomorrow- apologies, didn’t get chance today)
Gaeilge – Seo Leat activitiy
Please practice comhrá questions also.
Here are translations for yesterdays verb Rith
- Rith mé go dtí an siopa inné.
- Rithfidh sé go dtí an siopa amárach.
- Ritheann siad ar scoil gach lá.
- Rithfidh siad go dtí an leabharlann amárach.
- Rith sí go dtí an páirc aréir.
- Rithimid go dtí an chlós gach lá.
Do diary entry for yesterday
Dictionary work – Blue – 1. Extinguish, 2. distinguished, 3. guarantee, 4. lifeguard.
Red/green – 1. lifeguard, 2. guideline, 3. guesthouse
Please complete the following sheet on idioms.
Try out this experiment in you have the relevant equipment. Please send pictures of your findings and make sure to record your results in your hardback.
Please tune into Urban Rascal today at 1.30. There are more prizes to be won, another study table and also a school bag(kindly donated by the Treasury bookshop). Be sure to wear blue and also post your pictures via the facebook messenger.
Please continue to send in your pictures, use email or class dojo. I am dying to see your work. Let me know how those art challenges are coming along. Enjoy the rest of your day and take care everyone. Talk to you all tomorrow.
Wednesday 1st April
Hello, Óla, djen dobry, labas rytas, fáilte! Good morning all! Today’s Wednesday and we’re only a few days from the Easter holidays. It will be a bit different this year but things will return to normal in a few weeks. So make the most of it. Hope ye all enjoyed Urban Rascals yesterday and don’t forget to tune into the RTE School Hub on RTE 2 from 11-12 everyday. Its very good and very diverse. Its World Autism Day tomorrow (Thursday 2nd) so please have a look at the link at the bottom of the post and also wear Blue to support it. Do send in your pictures also regarding that and anything else. Thank you to all the pupils who’ve been sending in stuff. I really appreciate it.
Here’s yesterdays Mental maths answers.
Blue group Red group
Planet maths page 116 Part B question 1 ( a- f) Write title, page and date into maths copy
Red group – go to Ms. Tobins page.
Tables – x3, x6, x9 Use any of sites previously mentioned, I have set you all up on Splashlearn so you can do Splash Maths. I will send you all your student code and the class code throughout the day today.
Gaeilge – Please revise the verb – Rith. look at the 3 tense of the verb and translate the sentences below.I will put up answers tomorrow.
Also please practice your comhrá with a member of your family, you can do it at breakfast or lunch!!
do diary entry in diary copy for yesterday.
Dictionarywork/spellings. learn to spell words and write definitions into copy.
Blue – 1. guitar, 2. language, 3. penguin, 4. iguana, 5. anguish.
red/green – 1. guitar,2. language, 3. iguana
(literacy group – check Ms. Tobins page)
Novel -Answer these questions on chapter 16.
- What has happened to Lieutenant Kotler?
- Why does Bruno think his friendship with Shmuel is strange?
- What does Bruno ask Gretel and what explanation does she give?
I asked you all to decide on a favourite poem to put in your Confirmation books. If you haven’t decided, here are a few suggestions- Daffodils by WilliamWordsworth, The Lake of Innisfreeby WB Yeats, He Wishes for the cloths of Heave by WB Yeats, Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Rober Frost. Have a look at these and see what you think. We did a couple of them. However please do feel free to google and pick something else. Try and get it finished/chosen by Friday. Write it in as neatly as you can, decorate and send in a picture on class dojo.
I gave you this art challenge a few week ago, so I will give you all a choice of topics today. Please send in a picture via dojo so I can see how you are all getting on. Here are your topics this week.
- Something from the sea
- Urban Legend
I look forward to seeing them.
Please begin your lego challenge, remember the theme is any type of building. Have fun!!!
So that’s it for today, take care all and I’ll talk to you all tomorrow. Remember wear Blue to support World Autism Day! Here’s a website ye can check out – https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/world-autism-awareness-week/school.aspx
Enjoy your day.
Tuesday 31st March
Dzien dobry, Labrit, labas rytas, maidin mhaith, failte, good morning EVERYONE! Well I hope that makes you all feel like we’re back in class again. I hope you and your families are all in good form and good spirits. Just a few things to remember today, Urban Rascals is at 1.30 today, don’t forget to tune in and there’s even a prize of a study desk to be won! Also do try and create something for our Art Exhibition. Please use recyclables and things from nature. I eagerly await your creations. You can use class dojo to send messages as well as pictures, so please do! Oh I almost forgot, tune into the RTE School Hub on RTE 2 from 11 till 12. Its really good, I tuned into it myself yesterday.
so here’s the answers to yesterdays mental maths. Please try and keep up with these as its great practice and keeps everything fresh.
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Maths – please do Tuesday only
Perimeter – Please calculate the perimeter of these shapes in your copies, write title, date and name of shape.
Square – side 16cm
rectangle – side 12 cm
pentagon – side 21cm
hexagon – side 26cm
heptagon – side 17cm
octagon – side 42cm
nonagon – side 31cm
decagon – side 43 cm Remember to multiply the length of each side by the number of sides.
Red group – please see Ms. Tobins page
x3, x6,x9 Use topmarks, Hit the button, splash Maths or Snappy maths
Please practice the comhrá questions from yesterday. Reread the story and complete activities B, C and D
Please do a diary entry for yesterday(Mon 30th)
Please do the following task on Nouns.
We did a powerpoint about housing last week so today please read Chapter 16 – Settlements (Unlocking SESE) page 108 -111
Now look at Question 3 critical thinking page 111– discuss the effects of the building of a shopping centre with a multistorey car park and cinema in your local area. Please divide your page in two,(in your hardback ) into pro’s and cons and jot down some information using bullet points. This should be a quick exercise. If you can send on a picture via email or class dojo with your points, that would be great! Please do.
Urban Rascals is on at 1.30 so please tune in to win prizes. Send pictures to the Facebook page. If you can’t do this get out into the fresh air somehow. Please ensure you get some form of physical activity for an hour a day.
I’m just going to give you all the heads up on this, give you all time to try and locate some sort of lego, blocks or whatever you can lay your hands on. Ideally lego but if not anything, someone even suggested Minecraft. This week I’d like you to stick with our theme of Housing/settlements but I’m letting you all extend it to any type of building . It can be a fire station, a hospital, a church, a school, an institution, a shopping centre, an igloo, town hall or whatever you wish. Please try and get it done this week and send pictures with an explanation of your amazing creations. Best of luck with it! I CANNOT wait to see them!
Ok so that’s it for today 6th class. I hope you enjoy the work. just tip away at it.
Stay safe and talk tomorrow.
Monday 30th March
Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and welcome to a new week! Hopefully the weather will continue to be good. I hope you and your families are all keeping well. Do try and get some fresh air everyday, even if its just in your garden or outside your back door and please continue to tune into Urban Rascals on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Its our new PE time for the moment. Do as much of the work as you can and maybe try and catch up on the book cover and construction project if you haven’t managed it yet. Take care all and please send in pictures of your work or activities.I absolutely love getting them! Of course you can email me or send me as message on class dojo. Have a great day.
Other important info:
- Check out the RTE School Hub, its on from 11- 12 every day.
- Urban Rascals prize this week is a home study centre donated by a parent!
- box of Food weekly initiative – check school Facebook page or text a message to school on 086-0211338
Here are the answers to last fridays mental maths tests.
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click on link Mental maths 30 and 31 march blue group
Please do Monday only
Planet Maths – pg. 114 Part A Question 1 – Change to m2 (when you divide by 10,000, the rule is move the decimal 4 places to the left) Write the example from the book in red into your maths copy.
Tables – this week please go over x3, x6, x9 – Use Topmarks, hit the Button, Snappy Maths or splash maths.
Gaeilge – Read the story, look up the following words in your dictionary(if you don’t have your irish dictionary, go to Irish dictionary online)
cóisir, bronntanas, díoma, béic, náire. Write title(name of story) and date in your copy. Write out Fíor nó bréagach into copy and answer.
Write these questions into your scrap book and practice your comhrá with a family member, they don’t have to know Irish, YOU can teach them!! – Cad is ainm duit?, Cén aois thú? Cá bhfuil tú i do chonaí? Cad a rinne tú inné? Cén lá atá ann inniú? Cén seasúir atá ann? Cén mhí atá ann? Cén sort aimsir atá ann inniú? Cén caitheamh aimsire atá agat?(What are your pastimes?)
Diary – Write an entry into your diary for what you did on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Spellings – please look these words up, write definition and learn to spell. Please check Ms. Tobins page for other work also(literacy group)
<gu> spellings this week for all groups
Blue – 1. guide 2. guard, 3. guess, 4. guest. 5. guilt.
Red /Green – 1. guide, guard, guess.
Reading – chapter 16 The boy in the Striped Pyjamas. (Any pupil who is not doing this novel should read any book for 15 minutes)
Have a look at these mindful colouring pages, print and use but if you can’t print, recreate it by drawing around your own foot and create interesting patterns with a black pen or marker, which you can then colour. It is very important to ‘switch off’ and this is very easily done by doing some mindful colouring.
Please check that you have the following pages done in your Confirmation book. If not try and get them completed before the end of the week. -‘Growing Up’, ‘My Family’, ‘My friends’, ‘My Talents’,’my First Communion’ and’God speaks to us in the beauty of Creation’. Please ask at home for the relevant information and ensure all these pages are fully decorated. Have a look at poems and later in the week you will pick a favourite poem to write in.
Please begin World War 2 on page 130 in the Unlocking SESE book. I would like you all to read pages 130 – 133. Put the timeline on page 132 -133 into your hardback. Make sure it goes across 2 pages. Then answer the 3 questions Checkpoint on page 131 and write into your copy.I will send on powerpoints later during the week.
Ok so that’s it for today. Take care all and I’ll talk to you again in the morning.
Friday 27th march
Hello to all this morning. I hope everyone is feeling well and in good form. Its the weekend so hopefully this good weather will continue. Well done again to kids and parents for ensuring we were the first class to win the Pizza Party! We will surely have a great time that day and I can genuinely say that I am really looking forward to it. Hope ye all enjoyed Urban Rascal too! Its great, my kids did it as well! so if you haven’t given it a go, do try it.
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mental maths friday test red group
This is a revision sheet on perimeter and area. Write answers in maths copy area perimeter sheet
Tables – last day revision of x2,x4, x8tables. Please use topmarks and hit the button
Gaeilge – here are translations for yesterdays sentences -on the verb Téigh
- Chuaigh mé go dtí an siopa.
- Téann sí ar scoil gach lá.
- Rachaidh siad go dtí an siopa amárach.
- Rachaidh sé go dtí an seipéal(eaglais) amárach.
- Chuaigh siad ar scoil inné.
- Téimid go dtí an pháirc gach lá.
Don’t worry if you made some mistakes! here are some more for today. We’ll do a verb or 2 a week.
cuir — Please read the verbs in all the tense and translate the sentences below.
Please write a diary entry for what you did yesterday
Do the next page in your handwritng book, please date.
novel : Chapter 15 – Write a diary entry
Imagine you are Schmuel, write in your diary describing how you feel about the days events.
( by the way if you got the chance to redesign the cover of the book,could you please send me some pictures, if you didn’t maybe have a think about it and do it this coming week)
There is a page in your Confirmation books – ‘When Jesus was a boy’ – please fill in the following information on that page
Your task is to have a look at any of these websites, read some of the story or if its storylineonline, they’ll be short anyway. However much you read I’d like you to either pick a character or a scene and draw it, send pictures. You can also try the worldbook online and David Williams is making one of his stories available for free each day in audible form if you’d like to try one of those. Anyway enjoy and have fun with it! https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses.
So to my class, I hope you enjoy this work, like in life there are just some things that we have to do, so I get that some is a bit of a chore but we’ve just gotta keep on top of it. Do what you can and do your best. Have a lovely weekend. Get out in the sunshine.You and your families stay safe. Talk to you all on Monday and just remember that pizza party.
Thursday 26th March
Good morning everyone, I hope this Thursday morning finds you and your families in good form and good spirits. So far the weather has been good so hopefully that will continue. I hope ye all started your construction project, I do realise ye have limited resources but I also know what a talented bunch ye are. There’s no hurry on completion but try and get going on it. Two things to remember today –
- Log onto Class dojo. There is a pizza party to be won!!!
- Prizes for pupils and 4 adult t-shirts for parents to be won also. Congrats to Zofia Filipiak who won the fitbit on Tuesday. Send in your pics. Enjoy your day, stay safe and make the most of this time.
So here’s your answers to wednesdays mentalmaths
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click on link for today,s mental maths. do Thursday
In your copy, please draw 4 irregular shapes. you can do something similar to yesterdays homework but vary the measurements. Use a ruler and label them. Write title and date. calculate area and perimeter.
Tables – practice your tables on topmarks and hit the button. x2,x4, x8 . By next week I will have you all set up on a new website Mangahigh.
Gaeilge – look at the verb in the 3 tense – the Aimsir chaite(past), the AimsirLaithreach(present) and the Aimsir Fhaistineach(future).translate the sentences below using the correct verb. Scríobh an teideal agus an dáta. I will put up the answers tomorrow.
Science – please view the following powerpoint on Famous Irish Scientists
Pick one of these scientists and do a factfile in your hardback. Try and do some more research on your chosen scientist and see if you can add 5 more bullet points/facts of information to your factfile.
On a separate note its worth looking up the positive aspect of this corona virus – fish now back in canals in Venice, they had been gone for centuries due to the murky water. Check you-tube for footage
English – please do diary entry for yesterday
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Chapter 15 – do questions in english section of homework copy.
- What prevented Bruno and Schmuel from seeing each other?
- Why is Bruno worried about his friend?
- Bruno’s mother is spending a lot of time with Lieutenant Kotler. What examples of this are we given?
- What reasons does Bruno have for disliking Lieutenant Kotler?
- How does Lieutenant Kotler treat Bruno?
P.E – please check into Urban Rascals on the Urban gym website, its on at 1.30 today.Email pics to me or to the school for your chance to win prizes for you and your family.
Ok everybody, good luck with that work, try your best and stay in contact. Talk to you again on Friday morning.
Wednesday 25th March
Hello everyone, I hope this morning finds you and your families in good form and keeping well in these unusual times. I guess this will become our normal for awhile, but it is only for awhile. This too will pass! Anyway to keep you all occupied, here are some things to be getting on with. Don’t forget to check out the art competition/exhibition! And do send pictures, I got some great ones yesterday. Of course email too. By the way,well done to everyone who signed into Urban Rascals today, it was great, check it out this Thursday at 1.30 again. And please send in your photos for a chance to win a fitbit!
Firstly here are yesterdays answers for the mental maths
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Click on link for todays mental maths. Do Wednesday ONLY
Planet Math pg. 113 Part A qa. 1,2,3- Find area, make sure to divide shapes into smaller rectangles. Calculate area and add)
Tables – practice on topmarks.co.uk, also hit the button x2 ,x4 ,x8
please reread Obair Bhaile and finish activities. Always write date and title
English – do diary entry for yesterday
dictionary work – blue group – prologue, epilogue, harangue, ghoulishly.
Write definition and put into sentences.
Read chapter 15 as I will put up questions tomorrow specific to this chapter
Religion – copy The Beatitudes into confirmation book
I asked you all to keep an old cereal box or actually you could even use a milk carton, any cardboard really and so your task this week is Construction – to construct a house/home or building of you choice. This nicely ties in with our Geography yesterday. I’ve put up some ideas for you to have a look at, and I even made a model myself today for ye to check out – never let it be said 6th class, what I do for ye !!!(lol)
If you want to see mine, checkout class dojo, I even bribed my own 2 to make something so that I could show it to you all! So get out there and be creative and then share your pics. We may even use these in our art exhibition. Have fun!!!
Parents can avail of free membership to Twinkl by using the following code IRLTWINKLHELPS at www.twinkl.ie/offer
You can also join Folensonline(which has many of our schoolbooks) go https://www.folensonline.ie/registration/?r=t
simply register as a teacher and use this special code for the roll number Prim2o
Hope this helps
Take care and talk in the morning
Tuesday 24th March
Good morning everyone. Hope ye all got out in the sun yesterday as it was lovely. A couple of things to draw to your attention to. Please try and join Urban Rascals on Urban Gym facebook page, its FREE. This is based in New Ross and they are running fitness classes for all our pupils. it will be live at 1.30 today(Tuesday and Thursday). Also there is a chance to win a fitbit. Also please try and locate and empty cereal box for tomorrows art activity. We are running an art competition, with the view of having an art exhibition. Check out all the details on home page – art made from nature!
So here’s the answers to yesterdays mental maths
Blue group Red group
Now for today’s work, lets start with;
Planet Maths – Area and perimeter page 112 do part B question 1 and 2 only.
(remember add all the sides for perimeter and multiply the length by the width to get the area) Please write title, page and date.
Tables – go to snappymaths.com and practice x2, x4, x8 tables ( 15 mins daily)
Read the story ‘Obair Bhaile’ ( from Am Don Léamh) and please look up the following words in your dictionary
- tháinig, 2. Chaith 3. déanta, 4. fada, 5. déanach, 6. maidin, 7. tuirseach,8. breise 9. anocht.
Do part A( fíor nó breagach) into copy also.
English – Please fill in your diary for Monday, try to make reference to what you did, what the weather was like and how you are finding this new temporary way of life.
Dictionary work- write a definition and put them into a sentence.
Blue group – spaghetti, ghostwriter, colleague, dialogue
Red/green – effort, considerable, unfortunately, remarkable.
( Specific pupils to check Ms. Tobin’s page)
Please do the next page in your handwriting book, making sure to date the page and to take care to do it as neatly and accurately as possible.
Our topic this week is Human Environments and I’d like you to do a survey of the houses or types of accommodation in your estate and in the general area. Have a look around and see how many you different types you can list. Write them into your hardback and please title.
Then check out this powerpoint and draw and label examples of the ones in your area.
Do try and have a look at Urban Rascals on the Urban gym facebook page.This will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1.30. The trainer has gone to a great deal of trouble to set up these classes for all our pupils and there’s the added chance of winning a fitbit. Also PE with Joe on youtube, provides daily workouts – https://youtu.be/RzOgo1pTda8.
So best of luck with it all and remember to just do your best. Get out and about in the fresh air but please don’t congregate with friends or in groups. Text them or connect with them in another way. We will get on top of the virus but we all have our part to play.
Take care all, don’t hesitate to contact me and I will check in with you all tomorrow.
Monday 23rd March
Hi all, hope ye had a nice weekend and enjoyed Mothers Day, and that in some way you were able to connect with mothers, grandmothers or other significant females in your lives. We’re back to a new week and I hope to provide you all with varied and interesting work! Email me if you have any problems or queries and we’ll also use class dojo for messages. Also could you please try and keep an empty cereal box for art on wednesday. We are going to do a construction project. All will be revealed then and I’ll put up some pictures on class dojo. Great. By the way belated ‘Happy Birthday’ to Ryan Dempsey and Hebe Lin!! We’ll catch up on all the birthday songs at some stage for sure!
Firstly here are the answers to last Fridays mental maths tests.
|Blue group||Red group|
Now here’s monday’s work.
click on link to access todays mental maths. Please do MONDAY ONLY
We are starting Area and Perimeter this week so go to Planet Maths pg.112
Do part B(qa. 1 and 2)
Also please draw the following rectangles in your maths copy.
- length 7cm width 6cm
- length 8cm width 3cm
- length 4cm width 5cm
- length 5cm width 2cm
- length 4cm width 3cm
Find perimeter(by adding all the sides)
Find area by multiplying example 7×6 =?
Tables. go to snappymaths.com and practice x2, x4, x8 tables Do this for 10 mins every day.
Write diary entry for your activities over the weekend(in diary copy)
If you have baked something, or made dinner, maybe even planted something, take time to write out the procedure into the English section of homework copy. If you haven’t done any of these , make it up. You could write out the steps for – How to make a cup of tea(this is procedural writing) Write titles and dates please.
Blue group – ghastly. meringue, intrigue, tongue, fatigue
Red/Green groups – superstitious, precaution, pavement,mishap, dread
Please fill in this information on the following pages
Fruits of the Holy Spirit – Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self control
Gifts of the Holy Spirit – Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitiude, Knowledge, Piety, Fear of the Lord.
please write these in neatly and decorate.
We will begin World War 2 shortly but firstly lets have a quick look at the reasons for WW1. Please view these power-points and make some short bullet point notes on what you think is important. Write title anddate and please do this in your hardbacks.
Play some music that you like and doodle on a page, this is a mindful activity that focuses the mind. Use an A4 page if you have one and keep this for your scrap book.
Please try and get out into the fresh air. If you can get 30 minutes activity outside, it is beneficial in so many ways, both physically and mentally. Also try https /family.gonoodle.com/
Take care all and talk to you on Tuesday morning.
Friday 20th March
Hi everyone, I hope all is well and you’re getting used to our new school routine for the moment. Its all a bit strange but we’ll get through it together. You can contact me at email@example.com and also on class dojo so please do not hesitate. The weekend is here so do have a good one!!
Firstly here are the answers for Wednesday and Thursdays mental maths, for both groups.
click on link for mental maths friday test
blue groupMental Maths 20 March
red groupMental maths wk 26 Red group
Please write your answers in maths copy. Write day, date and week 26 clearly please.
Please complete one more journey recording your steps to a different location, it can be as long or as short as you like. Now add the steps from the 3 journeys, find the total steps and then find the average amount of steps. ( I know ye could all see this coming from day 1, so predictable eh!!)
please reread the story – Rothar gan solas(see thursday for link) and complete questions and activities.
Please record a diary entry for yesterday, try and include what you are doing, whats going on and how you are feeling. Record this in your new diary copy or if not on a page so you can add it to this copy when you get it. draw a picture too.
Questions on chapter 14 – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
1. When Schmuel has a black eye, what does Bruno think has happened?
2. What does Bruno have to say about the striped pyjamas?
3. What does Bruno let slip to Gretel?
4. What does Schmuel say about his grandfather?
Use an A4 page to redesign a cover for this novel. Please keep this safe so you can stick it in your scrap book. We will begin to really use the scrap book next week for various activities so do try and pick up one over the weekend. If not keep all your pages together and we will staple them.
Please complete this page in your Confirmation book – The People I most admire.
Consider your parents,grandparents, family members, sports figures, musicians, artists, writers and friends as people you admire.
Please try to get outside and get some exercise. By all means go onto ‘go noodle’ for awhile, or play your favourite music and dance, but also get out and about and maybe even play a game with your sibling or family member. A good walk will clear your head. Try to get at least 30 minutes activity outside.
Please try and read everyday as this is paramount to developing your vocabulary, knowledge and fluency. Storylineonline is a great website to avail of. World Book Online have just made their collection of over 3000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. these books are suitable for all ages. Click on link
Take care all.
Talk to u on Monday.
So have a good weekend, take care of yourselves and I look forward to connecting with ye all next week.
My email address is – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don’t hesitate to contact me. Also please follow the steps below in order to register with folensonline for FREE. There are numerous books that we are using online, such as Am don léamh, Reading Zone, Planet Maths and many others. It would be very useful to have.
Thursday 19th March.
Good morning all! Hope you and your families are doing ok and that ye all managed and enjoyed yesterdays work! By the way I have included yesterdays answers for the Mental maths for both groups. Please check and mark out of 20. I will always put up the answers at the end for the previous days work. Hopefully this work will keep ye entertained and I will try to vary it as much as possible. Any queries just message me on class dojo or email me. Take care and mind yourselves. Ms. Whelan
mmred group 18 and 19 march Red group mental maths.
Click on link and write answers in Maths copy (homework copy) Always write day and date and complete wednesday and thursday only.
Go for another walk today and record your steps from your house to a chosen location and back. Please write number of steps and title of journey example – from house to park and back.
Planet Maths pg.140 part B question 1. (directed Numbers)
Please read the following story, look up these words in your dictionary and write ‘Rothar gan Solas – foclóir’ into the english part of homework copy.
Ordaigh, cnag, iontach, gloine, cuisneoir, gaoithe, solas, dearmad, cheannaigh arís.
Do fíor nó breagach – write into copy.
Click this link to read about the scientist Marie Curie. Answer the questions at the end of the comprehension in your hardback. Do a one page factfile on Marie Curie.
Go to https://family.gonoodle.com/ Try a different activity for 30 minutes today.
Today is normally PE day so I would ask all of you to do some extra physical activity today.
Put on a timer and try the following activities for a minute, with a minutes rest in between:
jogging on the spot, jumping, starjumps, press ups, burpees, lunges. Repeat 3 times. This can be fun if you do the challenge with a sibling or even a parent!!!!
Please use a new copy to record a diary entry for the the previous day (i.e wednesday 18th March) say what you did, how you found your new ‘school ‘ experience and how you are feeling. You can write and draw a picture if you want. Write on a page if you have not had the chance to get a new copy yet. Keep in a folder or with your school stuff and you can stick it in to the copy when you get one. Try and get a scrap book soon.
Answers to Mental Maths
Blue group Mon 16th march
- 5/8, 2. 400, 3. 20, 4. -13, 5.0.9,0.222,0.11,5% 6. 3/4, 7. 0.54, 8. 5.264, 9. 16.632, 10. 30% of 100, 11. 2, 12. 25, 13. 14, 14. 0.12, 15. 4x4x4=64, 16. 50, 17. A=2,2 B=0,3 C=5,0 18. 2/4=1/2, 19. 10,990,090 20. 3
- Blue group Tues march 17th 1. -11, 2. 300, 3. 28, 4. 0.75, 5. 50, 6. 1,750, 7. 8, 8. 14.369, 9. 5, 10. 5, 11. 0.18, 12.16, 13. 8, 80, 80, 14. 7 faces, 15 edges, 10 vertices, 15. 5, 16. A= 5,2 B= 1,4 C=3,1, 17. 30, 18. 28, 19. 202,000,20. 4
- Red Group Mon march 16th
- 1. self check, 2. 6, 3. self check, 4. 0.2, 5. 140, 6. 10, 7. =, 8. 16, 9. no, 10. 7 february, 11. 10, 12. 25, 13. 5, 14. 6712, 15. 3, 16. 25, 17. 6, 18. 12, 19. 24, 20. 1.5
- Red group Tues march 17th
- 1 self check, 2. 1550c, 3. 22, 4. 250, 5. 5, 6. 2 hour 30 min or 150 min, 7. 0.4, 8. self check, 9. 1 january, 10. yes, 11.>, 12. 15, 13. self check, 14. yes, 15. octagon, 16. €15.00, 17. 7, 18. 0.7, 19. €7.60, 20. 20
Some pupils are on differentiated work so you may attempt the tasks but you do not have to fully complete them.
Todays recommended online resource
topmarks.co.uk go to whiteboard resources, try literacy and numeracy keystage 3
Enjoy the rest of your day! Stick with this 6th class and just remember that things will go back to normal. Take care and I look forward to when we are back to our usual school routines, complete with all its madness and laughs.
Wednesday 18th March.
Maths – Mental Maths 16 and 17 March
mm4 pg1 wk 26 mon tues RED GROUP MENTAL MATHS.
Click on link and write answers in maths copy (Homework copy) always write day and date and complete Monday and Tuesday only.
Walk from your house to the top of your estate and back, or to your your local shop and back,or any other area. Record number of steps – write date. (this info will be used later in week)
English – dictionary work. Look up the following words, write definition and put into sentences.
Blue group – dinghy, rogue, plague, vague, league.
Green – necessity, diligent, proverb, collapse, invention.
Red – Write 5 sentences about your day.
Reading – Reread chapter 14 novel
P.E – Active – go onto https://family.gonoodle.com/
30 minutes activity
Art –We will do an art challenge. Please choose from one of these 5 subjects. draw on a page, write title and date. keep safe in order to stick into a scrap book.
1. Bones 2. Exotic pet 3. something with two heads 4. flowers 5. childhood toy.
Religion – Confirmation book – please complete following pages -‘Favourite Things’ and ‘my Christmas’
Todays recommended online resource:
Topmarks.co.uk is a great FREE website. Go to whiteboard resources, then press maths, keystage 3 and finally Fractions ; Equality. This is an excellent games that will help pupils revise fractions.
Over the next few days please try and buy a spare writing copy and a scrapbook .
Hello to all my class and I hope ye are all doing ok.