Mr. O’Sullivan 19/20

June 3rd 2020 10am

Hi everyone,

before you read the work for the week below, I would ask the 6th class (and 5th if you would like) to watch and listen to President Michael D. Higgins who has kindly left a lovely message for 6th class children in Ireland. The work for the week is below. Have a lovely week, Mr. O’Sullivan.

 

June the 3rd to the 5th 2020

Good morning everyone,

Another week is over, and we are into the home stretch. I have left work below for you. It is a short week as we were meant to be off Monday and Tuesday. So, I have pasted many practical ideas and experiments for the 3 days. I’ve also given you a new task of looking out for 2 garden birds; the Robin and the Pied Wagtail. They are both small garden birds and will come fairly close to you if you stay still. We have a family of Pied wagtails living behind our classroom. I often wonder do they question “where is everyone gone?”

 

 

 

I’ve left another voice message for you below. Stay safe everyone and have a lovely long weekend,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

Let’s start the week with a poem all about June and a robin.

This week’s brain teaser and the last few weeks’ riddle answers:

 

 

Here is the answer sheet for last week’s Friday Test.

 

mym friday test 28


Maths   ·

Go over the percentages and equivalence sheet that I gave out at the start of the year. For example;  ½ = 50% = 0.5

 

Revise multiplication and division tables.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

 

The great balloon challenge is useful as well.

 

Revise multiplication and division tables. Follow the link

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

 

Follow the link below for answer sheets to help with your corrections

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cpQM5S2zNJ9hbWu8iMuj3sxI_R35BLsB?usp=sharing

 

This week we are going to focus on The Circle. We will do one page this week and finish the chapter next week. You will need a compass and a small pencil for the compass.

 

Page 141(6th class)

 

Page 138 and 139 (5th class)

Here is some you tube links that may help your understanding;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ni53wpVO2I

Complete FRIDAY TEST Week 29

 

 

 

 

Extra activities can be found on the website below

 

https://www.math-aids.com/


Gaeilge

 

Abair Liom    Both Classes

 

I’ve attached a recipe as gaeilge for a soda shake. This brings back memories for me as a child. If you have this yummy treat, take a picture and send it to me if you can.

Revise pages 154- 160 with your folks.

 

P162 – Frásaí agus Foclóir – Practice these with your siblings or parents.

 

P112 – Complete exercises.

 

F and F next chapter

 

Revise Aimsir Chaite, Aimsir Láithreach and Aimsir Fháistineach verbs and practice with your parents or siblings.

 


English

6th class

Reading Zone is finished so now can you log onto FolensOnline.ie and put in the password Prim20

Type in Starlight 6th class   and for 5th,     Starlight 5th class.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/6th_class/resources/activities/SL_06_ACT_CH16_001/index.html

You can roam through this resource and it is meant to last us until the end of the year. Start with explore, starters, flyers , questions and poems in that order. Follow the questions. It really is a great resource.

5th class

You can also log onto Folens.ie

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/5th_class/resources/activities/SL_05_ACT_CH16_002/index.html

You can roam through this resource and it is meant to last us until the end of the year. Start with explore, starters, flyers , questions and poems in that order. Follow the questions. It really is a great resource.

 

Both classes: Write me a story. Remember all the hard work we did on creating stories. The different ‘shops’ we visited. The real world shop, the reality shop and the what if shop. Put a beginning, a middle and an end in. Use all the wonderful vocabulary you have and mind your capitals and full stops. It can be as short or as long as you want. I’m looking for quality not quantity.

Try reading a book of your choice if you haven’t already. Some children have sent me on what they have read already and I’ve been so impressed, well done


Religion:

 

Another really interesting chapter this week.

 

Learn a new prayer this week and revise all the other ones.

 

Page 138 ; 3 VIPs please


Science: I’ve pasted in some more experiments to do at home if you can.


Art: I’ve pasted in instructions for drawing another favourite of mine… the leopard! Well done to all the artists out there last week that I saw. Try your best.

 


 

SESE: Unlocking Sese: Chapter 22: Global Warming: another interesting topic in our current situation of COVID-19. Has the virus helped the global warming situation as we can’t fly as much as we used to? We can’t drive beyond our 5k limit, has this saved the environment? Discuss with your family.


Pe           ·         One hour a day physical activity minimum. Practice your hurling or camogie skills, walk the dog, cut the grass or help your parents with housework. Upload images of your activities.

I received this email from the FAI this week. Why not check it out?

FAI Homeskills

We have just wrapped up on Week 7 of our FAI Homeskills videos. Every weekday at 11am on the FAI Grassroots Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, a new skill is introduced by our Ambassadors, current and former Republic of Ireland internationals, with a demonstration of the skill by our FAI Development Officers, and current Domestic and International players. Each day, we invite viewers to submit their own video of performing the skill for a chance to win a FAI Goodie Bag. The library of all 35 skills is available on YouTube: FAI Homeskills. This may be a good initiative to implement for Active Schools Weeks to give the kids ideas – all they need is a ball and a small area of space


How are the diaries coming along? Remember that your diaries may be used by historians in years to come to study what children were doing and feeling during Covid-19!

 

Meditate…. New technique

 

Try picking a moment where you were the happiest you have ever been. It is a magic moment. Concentrate on that moment and squeeze you thumb and index fingers together. The next time you are stressed squeeze your thumb and index finger and it should bring you the feeling of that magic moment. This is a technique advised by many professionals for times of stress.

 

Keep reading a book of your choice and remember the book review we recommended.

 

I know I type this every week, but I must remind all of you that these are suggested activities. Mind yourself and your family and pray that we see each other sooner rather than later.

 

Kindest regards,

 

Mr. O’Sullivan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Monday the 25/05/20

25th —- 29th  of May 2020

Good morning children and parents of Mr. O’Sullivan’s 5th/6th class,

I hope you had a nice weekend. I have posted work for this week below.

I hope you are keeping safe and healthy and following the government’s recommendations.

I really enjoyed talking to some of the class this week and if you missed my call, email me and we can arrange a suitable time for a call. No pressure at all. Thanks to all who sent me work and art work. They were brilliant!

I’ve left another voice message for you below. Stay safe everyone,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

Let’s start the week with a poem I found online from a lady named Gemma in the UK;

 

The Rainbow Children

 

The history books will talk of now,

That time the world stood still.

When every family stayed at home,

Waved out from windowsills-

At those they loved but could not hold,

Because they loved them so.

Yet, whilst they did they noticed all the flowers start to grow.

 

The sun came out, they can recall,

And windows, rainbows filled.

They kicked a football in their yards,

Until the night drew in.

They walked each day but not too close,

That time the world stood still.

When people walked straight down the roads,

That once the cars did fill.

 

They saw that people became ill,

They knew the world was scared.

But whilst the world stood still they saw,

How much the whole world cared.

They clapped on Thursdays from their doors,

They cheered for the brave.

For people who would risk their lives,

So others could be saved.

 

The schools closed down, they missed their friends,

They missed their teachers so.

Their Mam’s and Dad’s helped with their work,

They helped their minds to grow.

The parents used to worry that,

As schools were put on hold,

Their children wouldn’t have the tools,

They’d need as they grew old.

 

But history books will talk of them,

Now adults, fully grown.

Those little boys and girls back then,

The ones who stayed at home.

They’ll tell you that they fixed this world,

Of all they would fulfil.

The RAINBOW children building dreams,

They’d dreamed whilst time stood still.

 

This week’s riddle and last week’s riddle answer:

 

 

Here is the answer sheet for last week’s Friday Test.

Week 27 Test MYM MAY 25th

Maths   ·        Go over the percentages and equivalence sheet that I gave out at the start of the year. For example;  ½ = 50% = 0.5

Revise multiplication and division tables.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

The great balloon challenge is useful as well.

Revise multiplication and division tables. Follow the link

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

Follow the link below for answer sheets to help with your corrections

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cpQM5S2zNJ9hbWu8iMuj3sxI_R35BLsB?usp=sharing

This week we are going to focus on Directed Numbers

Page 136(6th class)

Page 153(5th class)

Try to attempt the questions in the chapter. There are many examples of directed numbers in real life such as; temperature, golf scores, sea level and bank accounts. Make a go of the chapter and see how you get on. All you can do is try your best!

Complete FRIDAY TEST Week 28

 

Extra activities can be found on the website below

https://www.math-aids.com/


Gaeilge

Abair Liom    Both Classes

I’ve attached a recipe as gaeilge for French Toast. If you have this yummy toast (as a treat), take a picture and send it to me if you can.

Revise pages 154- 160 with your folks.

P162 – Frásaí agus Foclóir – Practice these with your siblings or parents.

P110 + P111 – Complete exercises. IGNORE part E as it’s a listening exercise.

F and F next chapter

Revise Aimsir Chaite, Aimsir Láithreach and Aimsir Fháistineach verbs and practice with your parents or siblings.


English

LAST CHAPTER OF READING ZONE!! Well done to everyone for finishing the book!!

English  Reading Zone Units 30

6th The Conger Eel

5th Ex Poser

Read the story.

Write out and look up the underlined words (Vocab)

Answer questions A – G in your copybook.

Try reading a book of your choice if you haven’t already. Some children have sent me on what they have read already and I’ve been so impressed, well done


Religion:

Really interesting chapter this week on Islam and it is always a good thing to learn something about other people’s belief systems.

Learn a new prayer this week and revise all the other ones.

Pages 134 to 137; 3 VIPs please


Science: I’ve pasted in some more experiments to do at home if you can.


Art: I’ve pasted in instructions for drawing my favourite member of the cat family… the lion! Well done to all the artists out there last week that I saw. The attempts were brilliant! Try your best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SESE: Unlocking Sese: Chapter 22: Modern Ireland: another interesting topic in our current situation of COVID-19. What will the history books say about Ireland during Covid-19? How is ‘Modern Ireland’ coping with this pandemic? Are you proud to be part of modern Ireland? Discuss with your family.


Pe           ·         One hour a day physical activity minimum. Practice your hurling or camogie skills, walk the dog, cut the grass or help your parents with housework. Upload images of your activities.


How are the diaries coming along? Remember that your diaries may be used by historians in years to come to study what children were doing and feeling during Covid-19!


Meditate….

Try a body scan this week. Start at the feet and scan upwards focusing on your body as you breathe deeply and relax. This is a commonly used method of  focusing yourself to stay in the present moment.

Keep reading a book of your choice and remember the book review we recommended.

I must remind all of you that these are suggested activities. Mind yourself and your family and pray that we see each other sooner rather than later.

Kindest regards,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday the 20/05/20

Good morning all,

Ms Flanagan was kind enough to send us an email about National Bee Day 2020 which is today the 20th of May.

I’ve pasted all the information she sent us for your reading below. Enjoy the weather today!

Thanks to all on the Green Schools Team for sending us the information

Kindest regards,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

This week is National Biodiversity week. As this is our current Green Schools theme, I thought I would share some information and resources with you. This year a lot of the content has been moved online and might be of interest. You will find a lot of information on the National Biodiversity Week 2020 Facebook page. Here is an article that lists some of the many activities happening this week.

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/what-s-on-for-national-biodiversity-week-1.4256128

 

Living Earth are conducting a “biodiversity virtual tour” every day at 5pm from their website. For World Bee Day, which is today (20/5) there will be a livestream all about bees and their role in biodiversity. Tomorrow’s (21/5) livestream is a guided wellness walk through JFK Memorial Park and Arboretum. On Friday (22/5) they will be doing a livestreamed tour of the Wexford Seal Rescue. Click on the link below for details of these and other events.

 

http://www.livingearth.ie/living-earth-tv/

 

Biodiversity Ireland are undertaking many surveys and studies that you can participate in from your garden including a butterfly monitoring scheme. Click on the link below for more details.

 

https://www.biodiversityireland.ie/

 

Finally, here is an animated video all about bees, why we need them and how we can help them.

 

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

 


 

 

Monday the 18/05/20

18th —–22nd of May 2020

Good morning children and parents of Mr. O’Sullivan’s 5th/6th class,

I hope you had a nice weekend. I have posted work for this week below.

I hope you are keeping safe and healthy and following the government’s recommendations.

I’ve left you a short message to remind you of what I sound like and that I’m still here!

I said I’d also paste in a nice little poem for the start of the week:

Image may contain: drawing and text

 

Why not try your own poems and send them to me?

Here are some optical illusions to warm up your eyes;

 

 

Have a lovely week and contact me if you need anything,

Thanks a million,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

 

This week’s riddle and last week’s riddle answer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the answer sheet for week 30 Master Your Maths

MYM MAY 11TH OF MAY ANSWERS

 

Maths   ·        Go over the percentages and equivalence sheet that I gave out at the start of the year. For example;  ½ = 50% = 0.5

Revise multiplication and division tables.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

The great balloon challenge is useful as well.

The weekly Master Your Maths exercises are done so fair play to everyone for completing a year of them.

Revise multiplication and division tables. Follow the link

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

Follow the link below for answer sheets to help with your corrections

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cpQM5S2zNJ9hbWu8iMuj3sxI_R35BLsB?usp=sharing

This week we are going to focus on Chance (Chapter 20 in your Planet Maths) Page 126-130 (6th class)

Page 181-186 (5th class)

Try your best to attempt the questions in the chapter. This is a fun topic. Get out some dice and coins and have a go at the activities throughout the chapter. You’ll be surprised by some of the results. Farkle is a perfect example of chance if you wanted a way of thinking about how chance works.

 

Complete FRIDAY TEST Week 27

Extra activities can be found on the website below

https://www.math-aids.com/

Gaeilge

Abair Liom    Both Classes

I’ve attached a recipe as gaeilge for Ubh sa Pholl. If you decide to make the recipe, take a picture and send it to me if you can.

Revise pages 154- 160 with your folks.

P162 – Frásaí agus Foclóir – Practice these with your siblings or parents.

P108 – Practice the Eiseamláirí at the top of the page.

P109. Complete page over the course of the week.

F AND F Aonad 24 A-G

Revise Aimsir Chaite, Aimsir Láithreach and Aimsir Fháistineach verbs and practice with your parents or siblings.

English

English  Reading Zone Units 29

6th An Accident at the Power Station

5th Unit 29 The Baby Sentry

Read the story.

Write out and look up the underlined words (Vocab)

Answer questions A – G in your copybook.

Try reading a book of your choice if you haven’t already. Some children have sent me on what they have read already and I’ve been so impressed, well done

 

Religion:

Learn a new prayer this week and revise all the other ones.

Pages 130 to 133; 3 VIPs please

 

Science: I’ve pasted in some more experiments to do at home if you can. Corny Goo sounds like a bit of fun. The Bacteria Bistro doesn’t appeal to many these days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art: I’ve pasted in instructions for drawing snow leopards below! Try your best.

 

SESE: Unlocking Sese: Chapter 21: Tourism in Ireland: this topic is even more interesting in our current situation of COVID-19. What will happen to tourism in Ireland do you think? Will we have more families staying to holiday in Ireland? Discuss with your family.

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Pe           ·         One hour a day physical activity minimum. Practice your hurling or camogie skills, walk the dog, cut the grass or help your parents with housework. Upload images of your activities.

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I would also like to remind children to keep a daily diary over the coming weeks. A daily news entry might get you started and then you can add any worries, concerns or joyful thoughts you may have.

Meditate…. If you can. Focus on your breath and try and use your senses; what can I see, smell, taste, hear and feel. It will help with worry and any upsetting thoughts you may have.

Keep reading a book of your choice and remember the book review we recommended.

I must remind all of you that these are suggested activities. Mind yourself and your family and pray that we see each other sooner rather than later.

Kindest regards,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

 

 

 

 

Monday the 11/05/20

11th —–15th of May 2020

Good morning children and parents of Mr. O’Sullivan’s 5th/6th class,

I hope you had a nice weekend. I have posted work for this week below.

I hope you are keeping safe and healthy and following the government’s recommendations.

Some of you have contacted me about being sad and worried about not returning to school until September. If it is any consolation to you; I feel the same. I miss my classroom, my students and all my friends (teachers and other staff) in Upper Glanmire National School. I miss the interaction with your parents and all the events that we had planned. It is not easy and it is upsetting. It is normal to be upset over these times and it is so important to get this off your chest if you need to. You have my email address (n.osullivan@upperglanmirens.ie) and you have your family and friends too to chat to. Write down your worries in your diary or record them on your devices. It will help.

6th class, don’t worry, we will make you feel very special the next time we are back in school. I won’t tell you what we have planned but it will be great, I promise. Please don’t hesitate to email me with any queries or worries you have about secondary school. I will try my best to answer your questions or at least put your mind at ease. I’ve posted our class photograph taken this school year to remember that not so long ago we were in school and we will see each other again soon.

Kindest regards,

Mr. O’Sullivan 😊.

Here is RTE’s schedule for this week. The lessons are really great.

This week’s riddle and last week’s riddle answer:

 

MATHS

Here is the answer sheet for week 29 Master Your Maths

WEEK 29 MYM answers

Maths   ·        Go over the percentages and equivalence sheet that I gave out at the start of the year. For example;  ½ = 50% = 0.5

 

 

Revise multiplication and division tables.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

The great balloon challenge is useful as well.

Complete week 30 Master your Maths activities.

Complete FRIDAY TEST Week 26- this is new. If you have done the Friday tests up to now, well done. It was my fault, I didn’t ask you to do them.

I’ve attached the powerpoint for the game Farkle. I know you all loved that game and why not teach your family and have some fun with it?

farkle

Extra activities can be found on the website below

https://www.math-aids.com/

Gaeilge

Abair Liom    Both Classes

I’ve attached a recipe as gaeilge for scrambled egg. If you have scrambled egg, take a picture and send it to me if you can.

Revise pages 154- 160 with your folks.

P161 – Frásaí agus Foclóir – Practice these with your siblings or parents.

P94 – Practice the Eiseamláirí at the top of the page.

P106 and 107. Complete both pages over the course of the week. Pages 107 for both classes is challenging without guidance. Try your best.

Revise Aimsir Chaite, Aimsir Láithreach and Aimsir Fháistineach verbs and practice with your parents or siblings.

I’ve attached a useful sheet on the irregular verbs and how to use them as questions.

 

 

English

English  Reading Zone Units 28

6th The Most Beautiful Flower

5th Unit 28 Go Bananas

Read the story.

Write out and look up the underlined words (Vocab)

Answer questions A – G in your copybook.

Try reading a book of your choice if you haven’t already. Some children have sent me on what they have read already and I’ve been so impressed, well done!

 

 

History  Unlocking SESE

 

Chapter 17- Transport and Communication – Read the Chapter and write out 8 VIP’s in your copybook.

Ask your parents/grandparents about different types of transport and communication types from your area. Ask about how letters were sent back before the internet and smart phones!

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Science: I’ve pasted in some more experiments to do at home if you can. I’ve also pasted in a cool experiment exploring the science of your eyes. Fascinating!

 

 

 

 

 

Religion:

Learn a new prayer this week and revise all the other ones. I’ve pasted the lyrics for a classic church song ‘Bring Flowers of the Rarest’ which is associated with the month of May (Also on Page 149). Google it and watch the youtube video on the song. It’s one of my mother’s favourite songs.

Pages 126 to 129; 3 VIPs please

 

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Art: I’ve pasted in instructions for drawing a panther below! Try your best.

Pe           ·         One hour a day physical activity minimum. Practice your hurling or camogie skills, walk the dog, cut the grass or help your parents with housework. Upload images of your activities.

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I would also like to remind children to keep a daily diary over the coming weeks. A daily news entry might get you started and then you can add any worries, concerns or joyful thoughts you may have.

Meditate…. If you can. Focus on your breath and try and use the 5 senses meditation below;It will help with worry and any upsetting thoughts you may have.

Keep reading a book of your choice and remember the book review we recommended.

I must remind all of you that these are suggested activities. Mind yourself and your family and pray that we see each other sooner rather than later.

Kindest regards,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

 

 

 

 

Monday 4/5/20: work for this week 6th to the 8th of May 2020

Good morning children and parents of Mr. O’Sullivan’s 5th/6th class,

I hope you had a nice long weekend. I have posted the 3 days work for this week below.

I hope you are keeping safe and healthy and following the government’s recommendations. The government decided last Friday that we will not be returning to school until September. I really wanted to return to school and see you all again, especially our 6th class, who will be leaving us to go to secondary school in September. I did not want to finish the 2019/2020 school year this way. It is always a sad time for me when we say goodbye to 6th class pupils but this is making it even sadder. I will be here for you and please contact me if you have any worries or concerns. My email address is listed below.

 

This week’s riddle and last week’s answer:


Gaeilge

Abair Liom    Both Classes

I’ve attached a recipe as gaeilge for a fruit salad. If you make a salad, take a picture and send it to me if you can.

Revise pages 154- 160 with your folks.

P161 – Frásaí agus Foclóir – Practice these with your siblings or parents.

P94 – Practice the Eiseamláirí at the top of the page.

P104 and P105. Complete both pages over the course of the week.

Revise Aimsir Chaite, Aimsir Láithreach and Aimsir Fháistineach verbs and practice with your parents or siblings.


Maths

Here is the answer sheet for week 28 Master Your Maths

week 28 MYM answers

Maths   ·        Go over the percentages and equivalence sheet that I gave out at the start of the year. For example;  ½ = 50% = 0.5

Revise multiplication and division tables.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

The great balloon challenge is useful as well.

Complete week 29 Master your Maths activities.

I’ve attached the powerpoint for the game Farkle. I know you all loved that game and why not teach your family and have some fun with it?

farkle

Extra activities can be found on the website below

https://www.math-aids.com/


English

English  Reading Zone

6th A Patchwork Hoax

5th Unit 27 House

Read the story.

Write out and look up the underlined words (Vocab)

Answer questions A – G in your copybook.

Try reading a book of your choice if you haven’t already. Some children have sent me on what they have read already and I’ve been so impressed, well done!


History  Unlocking SESE

 

Chapter 16- Settlements – Read the Chapter and write out 8 VIP’s in your copybook.

Ask your parents/grandparents about different types of homes from your area.


Science: I’ve pasted in some experiments to do at home if you can. I’ve also pasted in a cool experiment exploring the science of hovering. If you’re using sharp scissors or knives please ask an adult to help!


Religion:

Learn a new prayer this week and revise all the other ones.

Pages 122 to 125; 3 VIPs please


Art: I’ve pasted in instructions for drawing a piglet below! Try your best.


Pe           ·         One hour a day physical activity minimum. Practice your hurling or camogie skills, walk the dog, cut the grass or help your parents with housework. Upload images of your activities


I would also like to remind children to keep a daily diary over the coming weeks. A daily news entry might get you started and then you can add any worries, concerns or joyful thoughts you may have.

 

Keep reading a book of your choice and remember the book review we recommended.

I must remind all of you that these are suggested activities. Mind yourself and your family and pray that we see each other sooner rather than later.

Kindest regards,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

 

 


27/04/20

Good morning children and parents of Mr. O’Sullivan’s 5th/6th class,

I hope you all are getting on ok and helping out at home for your parents and doing the suggested work as best as you can.

Remember to keep following the government’s recommendations.

I have listed the menu again for the week below. Remember it is a suggested menu. Try your best to get through as much as possible please.

This week’s brain teaser;

Week 4 (27th of April to the 1st of May 2020)

Here is the answer sheet for week 27 Master Your Maths

MYM ANSWER SHEET 5TH 6TH WEEK 27.docx

Maths   ·        Go over the percentages and equivalence sheet that I gave out at the start of the year. For example;  ½ = 50% = 0.5

Revise multiplication and division tables.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

 

The great balloon challenge is useful as well.

 

Complete week 28 Master your Maths activities.

I’ve attached the powerpoint for the game Farkle. I know you all loved that game and why not teach your family and have some fun with it?

farkle

Extra activities can be found on the website below

https://www.math-aids.com/

 

Gaeilge Abair Liom    Both Classes

I’ve attached a recipe as gaeilge for a BLT. If you make a BLT take a picture and send it to me if you can.

P161 – Frásaí agus Foclóir – Practice these with your siblings or parents.

P94 – Practice the Eiseamláirí at the top of the page.

P102 and P103. Complete both pages over the course of the week. Part F is a listening test but you can make an educated guess as to what is to go into the space.

Revise Aimsir Chaite and Aimsir Láithreach verbs and practice with your parents or siblings.

English  Reading Zone

 

6th THE HOOK

5th FACES

Read the story.

Write out and look up the underlined words (Vocab)

Answer questions A – G in your copybook.

 

History  Unlocking SESE

 

Chapter 15 – Read the Chapter and write out 8 VIP’s in your copybook.

Ask your parents/grandparents about the workplaces from your area.

Science ·

I’ve attached some experiments below with ice. There are 4 so you could try one a day and see what your results were. You could record your results in your science copybook or in your homework copybook.

 

Geography         ·         Research a COUNTY of your choice. Project to be completed in the coming weeks.

 

Continue with the country project if you haven’t finished it already.

 

Art          ·   I’ve attached step by step pages to draw a Leopard. You can use any medium you like. Have a go and no pressure. I’d love to see your efforts.

 

Pe           ·         One hour a day physical activity minimum. Practice your hurling or camogie skills, walk the dog, cut the grass or help your parents with housework. Upload images of your activities

 

 

 

 

Religion: Grow In Love Pages 82-85- 3 VIPS

Learn a new prayer every week until I see you again.

 

I would also like to remind children to keep a daily diary over the coming weeks. A daily news entry might get you started and then you can add any worries, concerns or joyful thoughts you may have.

 

Keep reading a book of your choice and remember the book review we recommended.

I must remind all of you that these are suggested activities. Mind yourself and your family and pray that we see each other sooner rather than later.

Kindest regards,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

 

 

 

 

20/04/20

Good morning children and parents of Mr. O’Sullivan’s 5th/6th class,

I hope you all had a nice Easter break.

It has been a real test for us all and I hope you are doing as well as you can and following the governments recommendations.

I have listed the menu for the week below. Remember it is a suggested menu. Try your best to get through as much as possible please.

I have spent a lot of time drawing with my girls on art for kids hub on you tube. It is amazing to develop your sketching skills.

 

Week 3 (20th of April to the 24th)

 

 


Maths   ·         Revise multiplication and division tables.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

 

The great balloon challenge is useful as well.

 

Complete week 27 Master your Maths activities.

 

Extra activities can be found on the website below

https://www.math-aids.com/


Gaeilge Abair Liom    Both Classes

P161 – Frásaí agus Foclóir – Practice these with your siblings or parents.

P94 – Practice the Eiseamláirí at the top of the page.

P100 and P101. Complete both pages over the course of the week.

Revise Aimsir Láithreach verbs and practice with your parents or siblings.

 


 

English  Reading Zone

6th A Rat and some renovations 5th Saint of the gutters    – Read the story.

Write out and look up the underlined words (Vocab)

Answer questions A – G in your copybook.


History  Unlocking SESE

 

Chapter 14 – Read the Chapter and write out 8 VIP’s in your copybook.

Ask your parents/grandparents about and tales and folklore from your area.

 

Science ·         Watch the video below and write down what you learned.

 

A News2Day Special where Minister for Health Simon Harris answers kids Coronavirus Covid-19 questions.

https://www.rte.ie/player/series/news2day/SI0000001210?epguid=IH000391033

 

 

 

Geography         ·         Research a COUNTY of your choice. Project to be completed in the coming weeks.

 

Continue with the country project if you haven’t finished it already.


Art          ·         https://www.artforkidshub.com/

Click on the link and pick any lesson you want. They can be drawn with a parent or family member. We drew Mickey Mouse yesterday and it was great fun. We swapped drawings and coloured each others. Do as many as you wish.


 

Pe           ·         One hour a day physical activity minimum. Practice your hurling or camogie skills, walk the dog, cut the grass or help your parents with housework. Upload images of your activities 😊


Religion: Grow In Love Pages 78-81- 3 VIPS


TV LESSONS THIS WEEK

Home School Hub (Week: 20-24 April)
Date – 5th and 6th class
Monday 20 April – SPHE (Worry)
Tuesday 21 April – English (Haiku)
Wednesday 22 April – Music (Carnival of the Animals)
Thursday 23 April – Science (Solar Oven)
Friday 24 April – Gaeilge ((Dul Siar ar Éadaí)

Cúla4 ar Scoil – R=rang so look for R5 or R6 depending on what class you are in

 

I would also like to remind children to keep a daily diary over the coming weeks. A daily news entry might get you started and then you can add any worries, concerns or joyful thoughts you may have.

 

Keep reading a book of your choice and remember the book review we recommended.

I must remind all of you that these are suggested activities. Mind yourself and your family and pray that we see each other sooner rather than later.

My email address is  n.osullivan@upperglanmirens.ie  and I will be checking emails during school hours. If you have any queries or concerns just let me know. If I am slow to reply it will because of my internet speed as it is not too strong where I live. As soon as I can reply I will.

Kindest regards,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

20/04/20

9am

 

 

 

3/4/20

Good morning 5th and 6th class parents and children of Mr. O’Sullivan’s class,

I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. It is has been such a strange time for us all. I hope you have all been good for your parents and helping out as much as possible.

Enjoy the Easter break and the only work I have for you over the next fortnight is to be a helping hand at home and to try your best with your brothers and sisters. Get some air and abide by the rules that the government have put in place. I suggest keeping up your journal entries but there is no obligation to do it.

If we aren’t back to school after Easter I will post work for that week on Monday morning the 20th of April. I have also posted a link to the answers to this week’s Master Your Maths so you can check your answers.

Kindest regards and have a lovely and safe Easter time,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

 

MYM ANSWER SHEET 5TH 6TH WEEK 26

 


 

 

Hi all,

please find a link to Master Your Maths answers for week 25 for both classes below; 5th on the left and 6th on the right. I hope you are all ok and staying safe and healthy.

Kind regards,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

MYM ANSWER SHEET 5TH 6TH WEEK 25


Dear 5th/6th class children and parents of Mr. O’Sullivan’s class,

Good morning everyone. I hope you and your families are all well and staying safe.

I want to remind you to take this week’s work as a menu for possible work rather than a requirement. We just want you to do your best. I want to repeat my message of getting out in the fresh air regularly (while adhering to the HSE guidelines) while the weather is so nice. My family and I planted seeds last week and they’re already starting to germinate. The RTE show “Grow, Cook, Eat” is brilliant for inspiration and advice. You can watch it previous seasons on the RTE player or on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm.

Thanks for those who have sent me video clips, documents, emails and photographs. The work being done is brilliant. Your parents should be so proud of you.

My email address is  n.osullivan@upperglanmirens.ie  and I will be checking emails during school hours. If you have any queries or concerns just let me know.

If you would like to use the digital form of your books you can log into FolensOnline.ie and put in the password Prim20       Folens have given access to all the Folens material using these details.

I wish you and all your families a nice Easter break. I know it will be a very unusual time but take this opportunity to enjoy each others company and I pray we will see each other again soon.

Stay safe and healthy,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

 

 

Week 2 (30th – 3rd)

 

Maths   ·         Revise multiplication and division tables.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

The great balloon challenge is useful as well.

  • Complete week 26 Master your Maths activities.

 

  • Extra activities can be found on the website below

 

https://www.math-aids.com/

 

 

 

Gaeilge Abair Liom    Both Classes

  • P161 – Frásaí agus Foclóir – Practice these with your siblings or parents.

 

  • P94 – Practice the Eiseamláirí at the top of the page.

 

  • P98 and P99. Complete both pages over the course of the week.

 

  • Revise Aimsir Chaite verbs and practice with your parents or siblings.

 

English  Reading Zone

  • 6th Betty Brightside 5th Special Fridays    – Read the story.

 

  • Write out and look up the underlined words (Vocab)

 

  • Answer questions A – G in your copybook.

 

History  Unlocking SESE

  • Chapter 11 – Read the Chapter and write out 8 VIP’s in your copybook.

 

Science ·         Watch the video below and write down what you learned.

https://trte.rte.ie/news2day/how-to-deal-with-upsetting-news/

 

Geography         ·         Research a country of your choice. Project to be completed in the coming weeks.

Continue with this project.

 

Art          ·         Design an Easter Egg. Come up with some new ideas for flavours and design the packaging and the style of the egg. You can give it a price and an advertising slogan or campaign.

 

Pe           ·         One hour a day physical activity minimum. Practice your hurling or camogie skills, walk the dog, cut the grass or help your parents with housework. Upload images of your activities 😊

 

Religion: Grow In Love Pages 74-77- 3 VIPS

I would also like children to keep a daily diary over the coming weeks. A daily news entry might get you started and then you can add any worries, concerns or joyful thoughts you may have.

Keep reading a book of your choice and remember the book review we recommended. David Walliams has kindly released free audiobooks on https://bit.ly/AudioElevenses that you may like to listen to as well.

Cosmic Kids Yoga on you tube will help you to meditate each. Focus on your breath and remember the techniques I taught you this year to calm your mind and body.

 

Please find below a list of potential online resources I have put together, which may be of use to children and parents over the coming weeks.

 

Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/) – Khan Academy offers free courses of all grade levels to help students master subjects and accelerate their learning. Through these courses, Kahn Academy allows students to personalize their learning and learn at their own pace.

TEDEd (https://ed.ted.com/) – TEDEd brings lessons to life for students through animation. TEDEd’s goal is to ignite curiosity among learners. To do this, TEDEd collects the best teacher lessons around the world. Then, it turns them into shareable animated videos for students.

Lumosity (https://www.lumosity.com/en/) – Lumosity offers free brain games to keep student minds actively engaged. For example, the games use problem solving, critical thinking, and memory to keep students on their toes and strengthen their skills.

BrainPOP (https://www.brainpop.com/) – BrainPOP provides animated interactive lessons, quizzes, and games for core subjects and a variety of electives.

Mindspark (https://mindspark.in/index.php/) – An adaptive online tutoring system that helps students practice and learn mathematics. The system was shortlisted for the 2018 ICT in Education Prize.

Twinkl (https://www.twinkl.ie/) – Twinkl Educational Publishing is an online educational publishing house, producing teaching and educational materials.

Nessy (https://www.nessy.com/) – Nessy has a fun, multisensory approach to learning, using games, videos and worksheets to help build confidence and teach valuable reading, writing and spelling skills. Email  to request free 4 week trial

Nrich (https://nrich.maths.org/) – The Nrich Maths Project Cambridge,England offers Mathematics resources for children, parents and teachers to enrich learning.

The Kids Should See This (https://thekidshouldseethis.com/) – Educational videos for curious kids of all ages, a free resource for parents & teachers

Starting on Monday, for the next two weeks, Seomra Ranga will have a quiz for stay-at-home kids to complete. There will be a daily prize of a €20 Book Voucher to be won. It might pass half an hour at home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear 5th/6th class children and parents of Mr. O’Sullivan’s class,

firstly, I’d like to say hello and I hope you are all safe. You have been in my thoughts and I completely understand that it is tough staying at home all the time, but we must look after each other at the moment. I hope you managed to try and have a nice St. Patrick’s Day. We are all (including you boys and girls) working from home as asked by the government to do so. All I ask is you try your best.

I urge you to take this as a menu for possible work rather than a requirement. Many parents are still working or looking after loved ones so just do your best.

Each Friday, I will be uploading a document with the following weeks suggested work. I understand that each family situation is very different, therefore I do not expect all the work to be complete nor do I expect the work to be completed daily within the time frames of a normal school day. The last thing I want to do is to put more stress or pressure on parents during this difficult and unprecedented time. If you have any concerns, please communicate with me and we can work as a team to get through this challenging time.

Please use this time to focus on other curricular areas. Start a project with a loved one, bake, learn a new recipe, do the laundry, sew a button or take up a hobby. I urge you to continue to ask questions and to use this time to learn about something you want to learn about. Above all, be kind, be caring and be considerate. Help those in need and please be patient with your parents and younger siblings. I know this is tough but avoid too much screen time and get out in the fresh air regularly (while adhering to the HSE guidelines).

You can send me some photographs of your work or type up some of your work and send it to me also as a word document. I will try my best to reply as soon as possible. If you are typing your work, it might be a good idea to save it on a usb stick and I can view it when we get back to school or print it off and paste it into our copybooks.

My email address is  n.osullivan@upperglanmirens.ie  and I will be checking emails during school hours. If you have any queries or concerns just let me know.

If you would like to use the digital form of your books you can log into FolensOnline.ie and put in the password Prim20       Folens have given access to all the Folens material using these details.

 

Week 1 (19th – 27th)


Maths   ·         Revise multiplication and division tables.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

 

  • Complete week 25 Master your Maths activities.

 

  • Extra activities can be found on the website below

 

https://www.math-aids.com/


Gaeilge Abair Liom    Both Classes

  • P161 – Frásaí agus Foclóir – Practice these with your siblings or parents.

 

  • P94 – Practice the Eiseamláirí at the top of the page.

 

  • P95 – Read the story daily and answer the questions on Thursday of next week.

 

  • Revise Aimsir Chaite verbs and practice with your parents or siblings.

English  Reading Zone

  • 6th Class Life of a guide dog- Read the story
  • 5th Call of the Sea    – Read the story.
  • Write out and look up the underlined words (Vocab)
  • Answer questions A – G in your copybook.

History  Unlocking SESE

  • Chapter 10 – Read the Chapter and write out 8 VIP’s in your copybook.

Science ·         Watch the below video and write down what you learned.


Geography         ·         Research a country of your choice. Project to be completed in the coming weeks.


Art          ·         Design a Celtic Cross (St Patricks Day Theme)


Pe           ·         One hour a day physical activity minimum. Practice your hurling or camogie skills, walk the dog, cut the grass or help your parents with housework. Upload images of your activities 😊


 

I would also like children to keep a daily diary over the coming weeks. A daily news entry might get you started and then you can add any worries, concerns or joyful thoughts you may have.

Children are also encouraged to read a new book and complete a book review at the end of the month.

I would ask you to meditate each day once in the morning and once in the afternoon or before bed. Focus on your breath and remember the techniques I taught you this year to calm your mind and body.

Please find below a list of potential online resources I have put together, which may be of use to children and parents over the coming weeks.

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/  -Great way to introduce kids to yoga. Videos can also be loaded on youtube.

Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/) – Khan Academy offers free courses of all grade levels to help students master subjects and accelerate their learning. Through these courses, Kahn Academy allows students to personalize their learning and learn at their own pace.

TEDEd (https://ed.ted.com/) – TEDEd brings lessons to life for students through animation. TEDEd’s goal is to ignite curiosity among learners. To do this, TEDEd collects the best teacher lessons around the world. Then, it turns them into shareable animated videos for students.

Lumosity (https://www.lumosity.com/en/) – Lumosity offers free brain games to keep student minds actively engaged. For example, the games use problem solving, critical thinking, and memory to keep students on their toes and strengthen their skills.

BrainPOP (https://www.brainpop.com/) – BrainPOP provides animated interactive lessons, quizzes, and games for core subjects and a variety of electives.

Mindspark (https://mindspark.in/index.php/) – An adaptive online tutoring system that helps students practice and learn mathematics. The system was shortlisted for the 2018 ICT in Education Prize.

Twinkl (https://www.twinkl.ie/) – Twinkl Educational Publishing is an online educational publishing house, producing teaching and educational materials.

Nessy (https://www.nessy.com/) – Nessy has a fun, multisensory approach to learning, using games, videos and worksheets to help build confidence and teach valuable reading, writing and spelling skills. Email  to request free 4 week trial

Nrich (https://nrich.maths.org/) – The Nrich Maths Project Cambridge,England offers Mathematics resources for children, parents and teachers to enrich learning.

The Kids Should See This (https://thekidshouldseethis.com/) – Educational videos for curious kids of all ages, a free resource for parents & teachers

Starting on Monday, for the next two weeks, Seomra Ranga will have a quiz for stay-at-home kids to complete. There will be a daily prize of a €20 Book Voucher to be won. It might pass half an hour at home!