6th class Home Learning
3rd April 2020
Happy holidays! Hope you are all still keeping well. The next two weeks are the Easter holidays so I won’t add any work on here for you! However if you happen to get bored there are some fun ideas below!
Make sure to get plenty of rest, eat lots of chocolate and look after yourselves and your families,
- Reading – David Walliams is releasing free audio stories. You enjoyed reading Awful Auntie last year so you might enjoy these - bit.ly/AudioElevenses
- JK Rowling has also released some Harry Potter content – https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home
- You can also borrow books from the Louth County Library to read online on a tablet or other device - lgma.iii.com/selfreg
- This time will be remembered in History in the years to come. Why not keep a diary or make a time capsule that you can look at to remind you. There are lots of great templates for time capsules online if you have a printer, if not design your own!
Update 29th March
I hope you are all keeping well. Below please find some work that you can do from the books you have at home for next week - week beginning Monday 30th March. This work is just suggestions, there is no pressure to complete it all. If you can access Seesaw, then I will post the work each day and can answer any questions you have about it.
Every day I will upload these and some other activities to Seesaw, so if you can access this please do as I can then give the girls feedback on their work, There are also lots of opportunities to revise Maths on the khan academy website. I know that everyone doesn’t have access to laptops and other devices so I will post work every week. Remember you can do lots of different learning at home, learn how to cook a certain recipe, play cards or board games, help with the housework, do some art. Most importantly – read, read, read! There is no pressure to cover all of this work. If you have any questions, or want me to explain anything or want to send me your work to correct it, you can send me a picture of it on Seesaw or email me firstname.lastname@example.org Take care of yourselves.
Work for week beginning Monday March 30th
Spellbound - Unit 31
If you have Mathemagic 6 – Chapter 31 – Rules and Properties – page 133 and page 134
If you have Maths Mate 6 – Chapter 23 – Number Rules – page 70 and page 71
(If you don't have either Maths book - You can access Mathemagic 6 on the CJ Fallon website. Visit http://my.cjfallon.ie, click 'Student Resources', then filter to the title you require, making sure 'Online Book' is selected under 'Resources'.)
– Activity Book D – ‘I Am David’ – read the story. Answer the questions.
– read one chapter of any book that you have already read or are currently reading. Write down as many nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and pronouns as you can from the chapter.
- Write a persuasive writing piece like we have done in class ‘Learning at school is better than learning at home.’ Or ‘Learning at home is better than learning at school.’ Or choose your own topic. Don’t forget to use formal language and to work hard to explain your reasons.
– Write a letter to anyone you like – a friend, family member, teacher, celebrity. Tell them about what you have been doing. If possible, you could take a picture of the letter and email or message it to that person.
SESE – choose any topic relating to History or Geography, for example World War 2, the 1916 Rising, any country of your choice. Create a project based on your topic to share with the rest of the class when you come back to school. It is up to you how you present the project so try to be creative – you could make a powerpoint, a poster, a booklet, a video, use recycled materials to build something from a country…………………...it’s up to you!
Also Joe Wicks- The Body Coach- is doing online PE lessons daily at 9am on his Youtube channel. You can also get them later on each day on YouTube. Try to get the whole family involved and stay active!
6th Class – Home Learning
Dear Parents and 6th class girls,
Hope you are all doing well and keeping safe. I know this is a strange time for everyone but try to set aside time every day to do a bit of school work. It will be easier if you make yourself a timetable and decide what you are going to do. Make sure to help your parents every day and if you have younger brothers or sisters, help them out too, play with them or help them with their school work. Most of all, keep reading! Below are a list of activities and websites. You have a Maths book and English textbook in your bags so work away at these. I will update assignments for you on the khanacademy website and on seesaw over the next while, so please try these out if you can!
Take care of yourselves and your families,
Any questions or if you need work on any particular subject - email: email@example.com and I'll do my best to help.
Twinkl are offering a free month subscription due to school closures – register online using the code: IRLTWINKLHELPS This website gives you access to resources across all subjects.
Open the seesaw class app. Or go to https://app.seesaw.me on your computer. Then scan the QR code on the top of this page. When a few have joined I will set some activities for you all. If you want me to correct any work you have done at home - upload a picture of it on seesaw and I will be able to correct it for you - don't forget to tell me which page of which book it has come from!
You can access your Busy at Maths 6, Bun Go Barr 6 and A Way With Words 6 on the CJ Fallon website. Visit http://my.cjfallon.ie, click 'Student Resources', then filter to the title you require, making sure 'Online Book' is selected under 'Resources'.
Reading is key – read a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. There are lots of different stories with comprehension questions in the Activity Book (purple book) that you all have. There are also lots of other activities in this book that will help you practise grammar.
Some reading activities
- Predict what might happen in the next chapter
- Design a new cover for the book
- Write a book review
- Summarise the book/ chapter in 100 words or less
- Complete a character profile (draw the character on a piece of paper and write words to describe the character around the drawing – find evidence to back up what adjectives you use)
- Go on a noun hunt/verb hunt/adjective hunt/adverb hunt/pronoun hunt in one chapter
- Create a quiz based on the book
- Write a letter to the author
- Continue with spellingsforme using the login in your homework journal
- If you can’t use the internet – use the units in your Spellbound or choose words from a novel or your Activity book.
Talk about what is happening around the world in relation to Corona Virus. Look at the ‘good news’ stories as well as the news and have discussions about different things.
Watch news2day on RTE.
- Look at pictures from around the world and have a chat about them
- Talk about the people who are helping us at this time (nurses, doctors, truck drivers, Gardaí, ambulance drivers, supermarket workers, scientists, the government, journalists, pharmacists, those working in factories, coffee shops, hotels and hundreds of other people)
- Talk about the positives of working from home/ online schooling and the negatives – can you write a persuasive writing piece like we have done in class? ‘Learning at school is better than learning at home.’ Or ‘Learning at home is better than learning at school.’
- Play the game categories with your parents or siblings. Choose a topic or category is chosen e.g. colours and you then have to list as many as you can. To make it a game you could write down a list of topics and then play together or siblings could play together and take it in turns to name something that fits with the category. It keeps going until someone can’t think of one (only 3-5 seconds allowed for thinking).
- FaceTime or video call family members and friends you can’t be with at the moment
- Websites such as Pobble365 are fantastic – there is a new photo shared daily and lots of ideas for discussion. These are also good for writing a story about!
- Practise your handwriting.
- If you have access to a computer practise typing and see if you can get better at it
- Make a cake or any recipe – write the instructions (procedure writing)
- How to wash your hands (procedure writing)
- A letter to Boris Johnson on why schools should be closed in the U.K. (persuasive writing)
- A letter of thanks to the local supermarket workers/ nurses/ doctors/ truck drivers and everyone who is helping us at this time (letter writing)
- A diary about this time (This could be written or it could be a video diary but it will be something to look back on in the future so I would definitely encourage it) (Recount writing)
- Story – choose any character, setting and problem/event and create a story about it (narrative writing)
- Write a letter to grandparents or other relatives/friends who you can’t see at the moment (if you’re worried about going to post it etc. take a photo of the handwritten note and send it by message/WhatsApp or email and ask them to write back by letter too)
https://www.khanacademy.org/join/7Y3PV63G - set up an account as a student and then I can set you Maths to work on
- Practise tables every day – use the daily 10 as we do in class - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 or hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button If you are confident that you already know your tables well, try some of the more challenging levels on the daily10.
- Use your Mathemagic 6/Maths Mate or Maths Challenge books to practise areas of Maths that you have found tricky so far this year. Work on word problems.
- Learn how to use a calculator properly and use it to check your work.
- Measure different items around your house and find the area and perimeter of each – remember area is length x width and perimeter is all the sides added together
- Watch cartoons or other children’s programmes on TG4·
- If you have a tablet or other device download the Duolingo app to practise your Irish for 15 minutes a day· - https://youtu.be/9-OYnVuDjxo·
- Try writing simple sentences or a short story using the Irish you know. Google translate can help you with words. Use the verbs at the back of Bun Go Barr.
- Choose any topic – e.g. a country or an area in history that you are interested in e.g. WW2, 1916 Rising. Research this topic and make your own project. You could make a booklet, poster, video, power point.
- Learn the capitals of European countries.
- Walk, jog, run, cycle around your local area.
- Create an obstacle course in your house or back garden.
- Youtube/Go Noodle/Just dance/10 @ 10/body coach video
- Create your own dances to your favourite songs
- Have a planking competition with the whole family
- Choose an exercise e.g. mountain climbers, squats, burpees and see how many you can do in one minute. Try to beat your own score every day.
- Listen to a piece of music and write about it – what does it remind you of? how does it make you feel?
- Learn a song that your parents loved when they were your age? 5 years ago?
- Listen to the different instruments of the orchestra
- Listen to a variety of different pieces of music
- Draw scenes from the book you’re reading
- Create a monster using recycled materials
- Using an old shoebox create your dream bedroom (use recycled materials or draw)
- Create a rollercoaster using recycled materials