Ms. O’Mahony 19/20

Friday 3rd April

Morning all! So today is Friday and usually our test day so I want you to get somebody to give you and test. You can self assess yourself if you like just how we had been practicing.

Test

  • English spellings
  • Irish spellings
  • Master Your Maths Friday test
  • Maths (1) Find 30perent  of 300 (2) 45 percent of _ = 900
  • Say new prayer you have been learning orally

Other work 

  • Reading zone – activity E
  • Make up a title for your story and draw a cover picture for it.
  • RTE are providing some lessons also. You could tune in from 11am each day to see what  more you could learn.

Happy Easter! Enjoy the next two weeks with your family. I will speak to you all again on Monday the 20th of April.

Ms. O’Mahony

Thursday 2nd April

English

  • Spellings today are absence, ceiling, dilemma and european. Find meaning, spell and write sentence in spelling copy.
  • Write a diary entry about the day. You can use the past tense of yesterday or present tense of today.
  • Story in reading zone. Complete activity A.
  • Get an older member of your family to read and correct your work. Re write story with corrections.

Irish

  • Next aonad in F and F. Vocab copy for meanings. One sentence per word. Activity as per normal school day.
  • Leigh an sceál pg.114 – Tom Crean Look up 5 words you do not understand. Don’t forget to take off any urú or ‘h’ when looking up words.
  • Activity pg.119 J agus pg. 115 (1-3).
  • Continue speaking a cúpla focail with your family each day.

Maths

  • Complete Master your Maths daily.
  • Planet Maths pg.113 D and pg. 112 C. Opposite to yesterday where you put the fration/deciaml/percentage into a fraction, simplify fraction, divide by bottom numerator on top and multiply by bottom denominator.

Geography 

Science 

Today I would like you to complete the following science experiment.

Make Invisible Ink - Printable Science Experiments for 6th Grade

PE

  • Continue to stay as active as you can every day. Practice a skill, walk with family, help with chores around the house to keep active. See below for some other activities.

Music (Linked with Geography) 

http://www.naturesoundmap.com/

  • Click on the link above. Listen to sounds of nature from places around the world.
  • By draggng on the blue water you can explore the whole world.
  • Pick your favourite sound and write five reasons why.

Religion 

  • Continue learning three lines of a new prayer.

I will upload tomorrow!

Talk soon:)

 

Wednesday 1st April

English

  • Spellings today are symptom, pathogen, social distancing (refers to measures that reduce contact between large groups of people), screening. Find meaning, spell and write sentence in spelling copy.
  • Write a diary entry about the day. You can use the past tense of yesterday or present tense of today.
  • Story in reading zone. Complete activity D.
  • Recap on brainstorm for the story starter ‘If I could invent the best Easter egg it would be’ and write the final paragraphs. Reread story using editing checklist.

Irish

  • Next aonad in F and F. Vocab copy for meanings. One sentence per word. Activity as per normal school day.
  • Leigh an sceál pg.114 – Tom Crean Look up 5 words you do not understand. Don’t forget to take off any urú or ‘h’ when looking up words.
  • Activity pg.118 H.
  • Continue speaking a cúpla focail with your family each day.

Maths

  • Complete Master your Maths daily.
  • Planet Maths pg.111 B and pg. 112 A (put the fration/deciaml/percentage into a fraction, simplify fraction, divide by bottom denominator, multiply by top numerator

Geography 

  • Revise and learn contents of the activity completed yesterday in ‘My map workboook’.
  • Watch news 2day at 4.20pm or on https://trte.rte.ie/news2day/0

 

Science 

Today I would like you to complete the following science experiment.

Cleaning by Chemistry - Learn how Chemistry Helps you Clean

PE

  • Continue to stay as active as you can every day. Practice a skill, walk with family, help with chores around the house to keep active. See below for some other activities.

Drama 

  • With a member of your family tell them three things about yourself – two of which are true and one of which is a lie. Ask them to guess which statement is not true.
  • Have them written our before you say them so they will find it harder to guess.
  • Now tell your partner to say three true things about themself.
  • Keep going for as long as you wish!

Religion 

  • Continue learning three lines of a new prayer.

I will upload tomorrow!

Talk soon:)

 

Tuesday 31st March

English

  • Spellings today are virus, droplet, exhale, inhale, ventilator. Find meaning, spell and write sentence in spelling copy.
  • Write a diary entry about the day. You can use the past tense of yesterday or present tense of today.
  • Next story in reading zone. Complete activity C.
  • Recap on brainstorm for the story starter ‘If I could invent the best Easter egg it would be’ and write the first two paragraphs.

Irish

  • Next aonad in F and F. Vocab copy for meanings. One sentence per word. Activity as per normal school day.
  • Leigh an sceál pg.114 – Tom Crean Look up 5 words you do not understand. Don’t forget to take off any urú or ‘h’ when looking up words.
  • Activity pg.116 E. You can use more than one answer by using ‘agus’.
  • Continue speaking a cúpla focail with your family each day.

Maths

  • Complete Master your Maths daily.
  • Planet Maths pg.110 D. Divide the bottom number into 100. What ever many times that goes in, multiply the top line by this. eg. 3/5 = ?/100. 5 goes into 100 20 times. 3×20=60. Answer is then 60/100 = 60percent. If the question is already over 100 you just put the top number as the percentage.
  • Planet Maths pg.111 A

History 

  • Learn rest of vocab from yesterday.

Geography 

PE

  • Continue to stay as active as you can every day. Practice a skill, walk with family, help with chores around the house to keep active. See below for some other activities.

Art 

Religion 

  • Continue learning three lines of a new prayer.

I will upload tomorrow!

Talk soon:)

 

Update Monday 30th March 

Hi all,

This week I will provide a guided day to day list of activities. Continue to use the suggestions below also. I hope you are all keeping well and safe. Easter is coming so that is nice to be able to look forward to!

Monday 30th March

English

  • Spellings today are apex, communicable, coronavirus, epidemic. Find meaning, spell and write sentence in spelling copy.
  • Write a diary entry about the day. You can use the past tense of yesterday or present tense of today.
  • Next story in reading zone. Complete activity B.
  • Brainstorm for the story starter ‘If I could invent the best Easter egg it would be’.

Irish

  • Next aonad in F and F. Vocab copy for meanings. One sentence per word. Activity as per normal school day.
  • Leigh an sceál pg.114 – Tom Crean Look up 5 words you do not understand. Don’t forget to take off any urú or ‘h’ when looking up words.
  • Activity pg.115 B.
  • Continue speaking a cúpla focail with your family each day.

Maths

  • Complete Master your Maths daily.
  • Planet Maths pg.110 A, B and C. Remember a percentage is always over 100 in fraction form. Use Maths notes copy to help you.

History 

  • Unlocking SESE pg.108. Read contents on the chapter. Put new vocab into SESE copy using glossary at the back.
  • Learn banshee, lament and phoenix meaning.

PE

  • Continue to stay as active as you can every day. Practice a skill, walk with family, help with chores around the house to keep active. See below for some other activities.

Art 

  • As Easter is coming we will be doing a suggested art lessons each day. Here is an image of what you could create today. Use paper or cardboard (cereal box) for the backing. You could use both sides and punch a hole in the top and put some string through to hang it up. Don’t forget to brainstorm before you start. If you dont have tin foil just create an oval shape and design your egg.
  • https://iheartcraftythings.com/tin-foil-easter-egg-art.html image

 

Religion 

  • Learn three lines of a new prayer.

SPHE

  • Guided youtube story for 10minutes to help relax.

 

Update Thurday 19th March

Dear parents,

I hope you are all keeping well in these uncertain times.

Social media can be used in such a positive light at this time and there are many suggestions for activities online to help keep your child busy and learning at this time. Some of these activities require a digital device with an internet connection.

Folens have offered few access to view books online. This may be beneficial to you all but certainly to children who were away when the decision was made to close. FolensOnline.ie and put in the password Prim20.  If your child was absent there is no problem. A spare copy can be used also.

I am mindful of the challenges that may occur for families in the coming weeks and do not want to cause any extra stress or pressures for you and your children. I would hope that children could engage in this process independently for the most part. Revision on topics is important and now is a fantastic time for children to engage in this also. Please note the below are suggestions. You as parents and the children themselves can pick and choose as they feel. I have put many resources and suggestions here for the weeks ahead.

If you have any questions during this school closure time, I can be contacted through email at n.omahony@upperglanmirens.ie.

Wishing you all health,

Norma O Mahony

 

Hi children,

Hope you are all keeping well and doing what we all need to do to keep safe in these uncertain times.

Children below are a list of activities to help you to keep on learning until we make a return to school. Some of the suggestions below consists of work that would have been completed in the classroom during this time. Other activities are fun based.

All children and schools around the country are keeping up their learning. Here is a link to another school in county Donegal who have out together some activities that are linked with our class level. You will need a digital device with internet for this so you may have to ask your parents first. https://padlet.com/ffarry1/fifthsixth

English

  • Keep a diary entry each day. You could do this at the start of the day (future tense) to help plan your day or you could write it at night time to look back on the day (past tense/recount writing) that has passed. You could also include worries, joy, fear and whatever you may have felt about the latest news. If you have access to a laptop, computer or tablet with Microsoft Word you might decide to practice your typing skills.
  • Next story in reading zone each week. Complete the activities as normal including new words in vocab copy. Monday (B), Tuesday (C), Wednesday (D), Thursday (A), Friday (E).
  • If you have done any baking during this time off, you could write the recipe and the steps for making it. (procedural writing)
  • For spellings, go back over each list we have learnt and give yourself a test. Look, say, cover, write, check. Learn any spellings you got incorrect. You might pick a list a day or see how you get on yourself.(self assessment)
  • Keep working on your word and phrase lists which you got during station teaching.
  • Read, Read, Read. You could even read to one of your brothers and sisters. Reading aloud can also be fun. World Book Online have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages. https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw%3D%3D&fbclid=IwAR3Nycz_QgMmzECf2OU85QcxPxU0PItrMeUe_hLmo9s2wyD4Ka1JFiWyzjU

Irish

  • For F and F spellings complete one section per week. Continue the practice of writing a sentence for each word.
  • As with the English spellings above test yourself on previous weeks. Learn any spellings you get incorrect.
  • Continue on with your Irish vocab sheet where you look up four a day and put into copy as normal.
  • Talk with your family in Irish. Use the questions and answers we have been learning in your hardback copy.
  • In the back of our Abair Liom book there are new questions, answers, vocab, grammar points. Engage in this new learning. Maybe pick one a day.
  • Coláiste Lurgan are well known for their YouTube videos where they have translated famous songs to Irish and provided the lyrics for children to sing along. You will find their videos at youtube.com/user/tglurganand are a positive use of screen time!
  • TG4.ie is perhaps the most widely used and accessible of the resources available for engagement with the Irish language. The cartoons for children and age appropriate shows, are not only shown on television, but they are available to view of the TG4 player. The app is easily downloaded to devices, along with the Cula4 app we currently use on school iPads.

Maths

  1. https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-5
  2. https://logiclike.com/en/cabinet#/course/logic
  3. https://logiclike.com/en/cabinet#/course/logic
  4. https://www.twinkl.ie/resources/english-medium-schools-republic-of-ireland/reading-comprehension-worksheets-roi-resources-5th-6th-class/reading-comprehension-worksheets-roi-resources-5th-6th-class-maths (For use of this website go to http://www.twinkle.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLEHELPS)

Geography

  • Watch the news on RTE news2day daily to keep up with worldwide events.
  • Use your atlas to find the countries on the map when you hear them being mentioned.
  • Revise the pages we have completed in our map workbook.
  • Here you can learn more on the countries we have been hearing about on the news. https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/1297/

History

  • Pick a topic from your Unlocking SESE book that your are interested it. Research and put together a project. This could be done with paper and drawing or using powerpoint.
  • 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!

 

Science

  • If you are interested there are some excellent websites for coding. There’s loads and loads of tutorials online. https://scratch.mit.edu
  • Here are some ideas for experiments. Check with your parents first before you engage. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments.html
  • In the website folensonline (see above in parent’s section) you have access to a book called science fusion. Look at the 6th class book as this is what we are doing this year. We have covered some of these topics during the year. Read on in the book to see what is coming next.

Art

  • It is Mother’s Day this Sunday the 22nd so you might write a note or make a card to celebrate this day.
  • Here is a link to a free printable Cork camogie colouring book. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DOVlUs2KoHDwWhnzW6bvJDxJByy8F5oY/view
  • Here are two different artists you can study. Write ten facts on each of these artists. Recreate some of their work. Their work is full of colour.
  1. Henri Matisse
  2. Sonia Delaunay

Music

  • Music interest can be very personal to each of us. Use this time to listen to your favourite song or artist.
  • Integrate some mindfulness and guided stories with music. (See sphe section)
  • You can look up facts your favourite artist.
  • Draw a self-portrait of them.
  • This is a fantastic website with lots of games, activities and facts. It might take a bit of practice to find everything in it. Look down at the three sections at the bottom of the pages. There is a whole section about the orchestra too. https://www.classicsforkids.com/
  • This website has lots of songs which you could sing along with. You could get your siblings or whole family to join in too. https://www.bussongs.com/

Drama

  • Pretend play, especially with a younger brother or sister.
  • Use of board games.
  • Playdough. Don’t forget to use your imagination.
  • Here are two brilliant websites for games. Try them out!

https://dramaresource.com/drama-games/

https://www.dramanotebook.com/drama-games/

PE

  • Physical Education is about getting up and being active.
  • You could get together with your brother or sister and find a dice. Make up different activities for 1 to 6. You could make this harder by adding a second dice and work up to 12. For example, 1 = 10 squats, 2 = running on spot for 10 seconds etc. Ask your family members to make up some to include everyone. If you don’t have a dice you can draw the net of a cube on paper and put it together to make one.
  • Log onto gonoodle and pick some activities of your choice.
  • Go outside with family for a walk or cycle to stay active. Make sure to engage in social distancing.
  • Put on a timer and increase your time each day. You can also try out the motor skills section to practice a skill.
  • You could get a family member to join in and do timer activities. 15 seconds on, 10 seconds rest for 3-4 minutes at different times during the day.
  • Starting on Monday 23rd March, Joe Wicks otherwise known as The Body Coach or Lean in 15, will be hosting a free 30 minute workout aimed at kids LIVE at 9am each morning on his youtube channel linked here. There are also some kids workouts all ready on here. https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv

SPHE

  • Understand that sometimes it is ok to be worried. Not even mums and dads know all the answers during these times. If you are feeling worried and a little bit anxious know that it is okay. Lots of adults feel like this also. Log into gonoodle and go to the mindfulness section. You could also look up some guided relaxation stories for children on youtube. You could even put on some headphones and listen to the guided story.
  • Now is a great time to practice some life skills for the future. This could be helping your parents our with chores or asking for help to learn new ones. Here are some suggestions below that you could try out. https://frugalfun4boys.com/app/uploads/2019/01/Old-Fashioned-Skills-for-Today.pdf

Religion

  • Write a prayer to help all those who are in need at this time including those in other countries, those who are at home, alone and working with the sick.
  • In the back of your Grow in Love book take some time to revise the prayers we have learnt this year. Also learn a new prayer(s).
  • Keep a list of all the things you are grateful for now. Pick one per day. For example, shelter, loving family, siblings you can play with.

 

Hope you enjoy engaging with the work above. Don’t worry if you don’t have access to a digital device with internet. There are loads of activities to keep you learning above without a device. If you have any questions during this school closure time about the work above or you wish to show some of your work, you can ask your parents to contact me through email at n.omahony@upperglanmirens.ie.

Stay safe,

Ms. O’Mahony.