6th Class: Suggestions of work to be completed Monday 22nd June – Friday 26th June

Hi 6th class. We have made it to the end of the school year. This is the last week you will be receiving suggestions for school work. Well done on all your hard work and efforts over the last few months. I’m sure you’re all delighted to be approaching the summer holidays. It has been a strange few months but things are beginning to get easier now as more and more restrictions are being lifted.

This week’s work consists of the last of your videos from Lisa Johnston, a lovely message in the form of a music video from a 6th class pupil and the end of your Maths programme. I have also included some general suggestions on the theme of the circus and am giving you the links again for the virtual tours. I hope to send on your digital yearbook and 6th class photostory by the end of the week.

I hope you all enjoy your summer break and I look forward to seeing you on the day of your Confirmation.

SPHE

  • Lisa Johnston has sent on the third and final video that it part of your transfer programme to secondary school. I sent this out by email last week so I’m just including it here in case anyone missed it. You can access it at the following link:
  • She has also sent on a few useful worksheets and some further links which include videos of Gorey Community School. You can access them at the following link:

Music

  • A girl called Anna Magee has made a lovely video for all the 6th class pupils around the country. She changed the words of the song ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis and has called her song ‘Wonderful’. It is definitely worth a listen. You will find it at the following link.

 

Maths                   Topic: Time

https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-6th-class-pupils-book

  • Maths Mate
    • Pg 49: 1 – 7
    • Pg 50: 1, 2
    • Pg 51: 1- 6

Theme – Circus

Pick and choose from the following list. You do not need to do all of them. Do the ones that interest you the most.

  • Do you agree with the concept of the circus? Examine and list the positive and negative aspects of the circus before making your decision. Ask other family members for their thoughts on the matter.
  • Research the origins and history of circuses.
  • Imagine you are a lion tamer at the circus. What would it be like caged in with all those large cats? How would you feel if you had to place your head inside a lion’s mouth? Answer using exactly 35 words.
  • Circus people and families need to travel all around the country or world performing. What advantages are there in doing this? What disadvantages are there? Do you think you would enjoy this lifestyle? Explain your response.
  • Assume the role of one of the circus animals. What are your thoughts on being a circus star? List five things you like and five things that you don’t like about it.
  • Rank in order the three most dangerous circus acts. Write three sentences explaining why your number one choice is more dangerous than the other two listed.
  • Make a list of thirty words based on the theme of the circus.
  • You are auditioning for the job of hosting the circus. Make a recording that introduces the following acts – the clowns, the elephants, the trapeze artists and the lion tamer. Include an opening welcome and a closing speech. Add music to your production.
  • If you were allowed to decorate a form of public transport on the theme of the circus, what would you do? Make a drawing/painting of your design.
  • If clowns were replaced by robot clowns in the future, what would they look like? Draw and label the important design features that would enable the robot to entertain the audience.

SESE        Virtual Tours

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6th Class: Suggestions of work to be completed Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June

Hello again 6th class. We are now into the second last week of the academic year….we’re nearly there!! We will all be glad to reach the summer holidays I’m sure. This week the school focus is on PE so we are having a Sports Week. Please see the link in the PE section to the super padlet which Ms. Sunderland has created. It is full of great activities and challenges for the week ahead. I am setting less school work than usual this week as that would be the case if we were in school at the moment. The last two weeks are usually full of sport activities, tours, walks up the hill etc.

If you have any questions, ideas, feedback or wish to submit some work, you can contact me at the following email address: agleeson@tarahillns.ie Thank you to those have been in contact, it’s lovely to hear from you and see the work you have been getting up to.

PE

 

English

  • Thank you to everyone who sent me their contribution for the 6th class yearbook. If you have not already done so please send it on today, Monday 15th
  • Continue to read every day and add new words to your vocabulary list.
  • New Wave: English in Practice Days 95 – 99. I recommend doing one exercise each day.
  • Starlight Programme – Unit 16(b): On Aging
    • Space the work out over the week.
    • A – answer the questions orally
    • B, C, D, E, F – Write out the answers
  • Starlight can be accessed online. Go to folensonline.ie and click on Register – select Teacher, fill in your details and for roll number use Prim20. Then enter Starlight 6th class into search tool, click on Resources and then click on Combined Reader (near top right of screen).
  • Spellings: For the month of June your work for spellings is revision. Look back over any that you found tricky or difficult.

Maths                   Topic: Capacity

  • This week we are moving onto the topic of capacity. Capacity refers to the amount of liquid a container can hold. The main units of measurement for capacity are litres and millilitres. We use the letter ‘l’ when referring to litres and ‘ml’ for millilitres. You also need to be able to write capacities using fractions and decimals. There are a lot of similarities between capacity and weight in terms of our maths work.
    • 1000 ml = 1 l
    • 1 ml = 0.001 l
    • 1 ml = 1/1000 l
    • 250 ml = 1/4 l
    • 500 ml = 1/2 l
    • 750 ml = 3/4 l
    • 2600 ml = 2 l 600 ml
    • 2600 ml = 2.6 l
    • 2600 ml = 2 600/1000 l which we simplify to 2 3/5 l
  • You need to be able to write the same capacity amount a number of different ways as shown above. You also need to be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide weights. Our normal rules for the four operations ( +, -, x, ÷) still apply.
  • It is very important that you lay your maths work out neatly and correctly when doing these sums. Put each number in a box on its own (in maths copy) and space the work out properly leaving a gap between the litres and millilitres when required. This will help to ensure accuracy with your calculations. Don’t forget to include the decimal point in your answers when needed.
  • Remember the importance of ‘0’ as a place holder when converting some capacities. For example, 3 l 9 ml = 3009 ml or 3.009 l, 2 l 45 ml = 2045 ml or 2.045 l
  • Before you add or subtract, you need to make sure that each of the capacities is written in the same format. See the yellow box on page 206 of Cracking Maths.
  • The following websites are helpful:
  • Cracking Maths
    • Pg 202: 1, 2, 3, 4 [for no.2 change the word ‘classroom’ to ‘home’]
    • Pg 203: 2 (a-e), 3, 4 (a,b,c), 5 (a,b,c,i)
    • Pg 204: 6, 7, 8 (first 5 down the grid)
    • Pg 205: Puzzler, yellow box
    • Pg 206: Yellow box, 4 (b,d,f)
    • Pg 207: 6, 7 (c,d,f), yellow box, 10 (orange juice, apple juice, lemonade)
    • Pg 208: 11 (b,d,h) 12 (a,b,e,f)
  • Cracking Maths can be found at:

https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-6th-class-pupils-book

  • Maths Mate
    • Pg 83: 1 (c,f), 2 (d,f) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • Pg 84: 1, 2

SESE        Virtual Tours

SPHE – Water Safety

  • As the warmer weather has arrived and restrictions are being eased, more of us may be taking trips to the beach. Every year around this time in school we take a look at water safety. While you are probably familiar with many of the water safety guidelines, it is a very important topic and I would ask you to take some time to revise it .
  • The following link contains the 6th class booklet from the PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety) Programme which has been designed by Water Safety Ireland. It is full of very important and useful information.
  • The following website is also useful:

 

 

Music

 

Religion

  • Grow in Love: Theme 8 – Morality
    • Lesson 2: God Has Given Us Free Will, pages 94 – 97
    • The Grow in Love programme (ebook and extra resources) can be accessed online at the moment. Go to https://www.growinlove.ie/en/ and enter trial@growinlove.ie for the email and growinlove for the password.
  • Confirmation Copy – the following pages:
    • My Favourite Poem

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6th Class: Suggestions of work to be completed Monday 8th June – Friday 12th June

Hello 6th class. I hope that everyone is keeping well. We are now into the last few school weeks of the academic year and the summer holidays are fast approaching. I understand it is difficult to stay motivated to keep up your school work at this stage, particularly if you have older siblings in secondary school who are now finished. Try your best to get some school activities done over the upcoming weeks and then you will have a well deserved break during July and August.

Please make sure to look at the video from Lisa Johnston in the SPHE section. Otherwise, as always, this is a list of suggestions for your work for the next week. You do not need to complete every single item. Do what you can and what works best for you.

Keep an eye on the ‘School Closure Page’ on the school website for suggestions of other activities as well as the padlet set up by Ms. Sadlier which can be found at this web address: https://padlet.com/patriciasadlier/f3zq0trvxoydnq64

If you have any questions, ideas, feedback or wish to submit some work, you can contact me at the following email address: agleeson@tarahillns.ie Thank you to those have been in contact, it’s lovely to hear from you and see the work you have been getting up to.

English

  • Continue to work on your piece for the 6th class yearbook. Please email it to me no later than Monday 15th Thank you to those who have already sent it on to me.
  • Continue to read every day and add new words to your vocabulary list.
  • New Wave: English in Practice Days 90 – 94. I recommend doing one exercise each day.
  • Starlight Programme – Unit 8(b): The Listeners pgs:94 – 97
    • Space the work out over the week.
    • A – answer the questions orally
    • B, C, D, E, F – Write out the answers
  • By now I imagine most of you are finished your piece of narrative story writing. This week have a go at writing a narrative poem. Use the following guidelines to help you:
    • Starlight Programme:
      • Pg 93 – Writing Genre: Planning a tense narrative poem
      • Pg 97 – Writing Genre: Writing a tense narrative poem
    • Starlight can be accessed online. Go to folensonline.ie and click on Register – select Teacher, fill in your details and for roll number use Prim20. Then enter Starlight 6th class into search tool, click on Resources and then click on Combined Reader (near top right of screen).
    • Spellings: For the month of June your work for spellings is revision. Look back over any that you found tricky or difficult.

Maths                   Topic: Area

  • This week we are moving onto the topic of area. Area is the size of a surface. It is the amount of space inside the boundary of a flat (2-dimensional) shape such as a square or circle, or the surface of a solid (3-dimensional) object.
  • The main units of measurement for area are square metres and square centimetres:
    • 1m2 = 100cm2
  • For larger areas we use ares and hectares:
    • 1 are = 10m2
    • 1 hectare = 100m2
  • You will find helpful information at the following link. You do not need to be able to work out the areas of triangles, circles, parallelograms or trapeziums so you can ignore these parts.
  • The following website is also helpful:
  • Cracking Maths
    • Pg 192: 1, 2, 3
    • Pg 193: 4 (1,3,5) 5 (a, b), 5 (a,b), yellow box
    • Pg 194: 7 (2,4,5) 9
    • Pg 195: 1 (a,b,c) 2 (b,e,f)
    • Pg 196: 1, 2, (the first 2 shapes), yellow box
    • Pg 197: 1, 2 (parcel 3 & 5), yellow box, 3 (cuboid 2 & 5)
    • Pg 198: yellow box
    • Pg 199: 5 (A, E)
  • Cracking Maths
    • Pg 217: yellow box + read bottom of page
    • Pg 218: yellow box, 1, 2 (a,b,e,f), 3 (1,3,4)
    • Pg 219: 4 (a, b), 5 (field 5), 1
    • Pg 220: 2, 4
  • Cracking Maths can be found at:

https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-6th-class-pupils-book

  • Maths Mate
    • Pg 56: 1 -4
    • Pg 57: 1 -5

Gaeilge

  • Continue to use Duolingo / watch TG4
  • The Abair Liom book and resources are available online. Go to folensonline.ie and click on Register – select Teacher, fill in your details and for roll number use Prim20. You can then search for Abair Liom H and you will have access to both the ebook and the online resources to go with each chapter.
  • Continue to revise your Irish vocab that is highlighted in your Abair Liom.
    • Abair Liom – 12: An Buachaill sa Ghúna
    • Pg 90: This shows you how to form the future tense of regular verbs that have two syllables. Take a look back at page 84 to revise verbs with one syllable. You will see that the endings are different.
      • Ceannaigh = to buy, éirigh = to get up, imir = to play
      • Complete all of F.
    • Pg 91: An Forainm Réamhfhoclach – ‘de’ which means ‘off’ [den = off the]
      • Bhain Mam an geansaí salach de Sheán = Mam took the dirty jumper off Seán.
      • Bhain an freastalaí seaicéad den mhainicín = The shop assistant took the jacket off the
      • Complete all of G
    • Pg 91: Na fuaimeanna ‘b’ agus ‘bh’.
      • ‘Bh’ is pronounced like a ‘v’.
      • A bríste = her trousers
      • A bhríste = his trousers [‘a’ for a boy puts in a ‘h’]
      • Complete all of H.
    • Pg 92: Déan cur síos ar fheisteas Amit. Write a description of Amit’s outfit. Use the vocabulary at the bottom of the page to help. Gléasfaigh mé suas ….= I will dress up as….
    • Pg 93: Pleanáil d’fheisteas féin agus dean cur síos air. Plan your own outfit and draw a picture of it and then write a description underneath it.

SESE        Topic – Green Week / The Great Outdoors

  • This week we would like you to focus on the great outdoors. Please see the poster on the school website for further information. You can send a photo to my email address: agleeson@tarahillne.ie

SESE        Topic – Living Things: Plants

  • Small World – Chapter 4 – Plants pg 21 – 25
  • Write out the answers to the questions in your A4 hardback ‘6th Class Work’.
  • You will find a wealth of information on plants at the following link:
  • The ebook version of Small World is available online. Go to https://my.cjfallon.ie/ and select Student Resources. Then across the top of the page select Primary – 6th Class – SESE – Small World – Small World: Sixth Class Geography & Science – Online book.

 

SPHE

  • Lisa Johnston has sent on the second video that is part of your transfer programme to secondary school. Please take the time to listen to it. It is available at the following link:

PE

  • Continue to try to do some physical exercise every day. The great weather we have been having makes it very easy to keep active outdoors.
  • Have you used any of the videos and home activities for the fundamental movement skills yet? If not, have a go at the ‘Striking with the hand’ activities this week:
  • Continue to use your Super Troopers guide.
  • Joe Wicks has lots of videos on YouTube and does live sessions at 9am Monday-Friday.
  • The Go Noodle website has a great selection of activities https://www.gonoodle.com/
  • 10@10 exercises can be found at https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  • Also see the suggested list of activities for keeping active that have previously been sent by email.

Religion

  • We are continuing with preparation work for Confirmation this week.
  • Grow in Love: Theme 10 – Confirmation
    • Lesson 3: The Liturgy of Confirmation, pages 110 – 113
    • The Grow in Love programme (ebook and extra resources) can be accessed online at the moment. Go to https://www.growinlove.ie/en/ and enter trial@growinlove.ie for the email and growinlove for the password.
  • Confirmation Copy – the following pages:
    • My Hopes for the Future

Art

Music

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6th Class: Suggestions of work to be completed Wednesday 3rd June – Friday 5th June

Hi again everyone. I hope that you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend and the fabulous weather that we have had recently. Let’s hope it continues. This week is a short 3-day week and the school’s focus for the next few days is ‘Wellbeing’ or in other words, looking after ourselves. This is particularly important for all of us at the moment when we are still adjusting to a new way of living. Try to spend some time on some of the suggested activities listed in the SPHE section.

As always, if you have any questions, ideas, feedback or wish to submit some work, you can contact me at the following email address: agleeson@tarahillns.ie Thank you to those have been in contact, it’s lovely to hear from you and see the work you have been getting up to.

English

  • Your English work for this week is a bit different. I am hoping to create a digital yearbook for the class as part of your graduation. Therefore, I am asking you to work on your contribution to it. I would like you to create a page for the yearbook at home, take a photo of it and email it to me at agleeson@tarahillns.ie . Alternatively, you can type out your page and email the document to me. The list below gives suggestions as to what you might like to include. You do not have to include all of these and you can include any others that you can think of. You can also decide on the layout of the content. You can divide your page into sections or boxes if you wish, rather than just write it all in paragraphs. Try to include some headings on your page.
    • What you particularly like about Tara Hill school
    • Your happiest memory from your time in Tara Hill
    • Your funniest memory (please don’t include anything that might have been funny at the expense of someone else’s feelings)
    • Your favourite school tour/outing ( and why you enjoyed it)
    • Your favourite school activity (think of all the extra fun activities there have been such as dress up days, pancake days, enterprise days etc)
    • What you’ll miss about Tara Hill
    • A message to your fellow classmates
  • Please add some colour and decoration/small pictures to your work also. Put effort into the presentation of it.
  • It might be an idea to use a rough sheet first to plan out how you are going to do it. If you are handwriting it, please don’t have your writing too small or this will make it difficult to read, particularly off a screen. Try your best to have spellings correct.
  • If anyone would like to write a poem for the year book, you can submit that also.
  • Try to take the photo in such a way that there is not too much else in the photograph other than your sheet of paper.
  • Please email them to me by Monday 15th June at the latest. I look forward to seeing your creations.

Maths                   Topic: Data

  • We are going to continue with some maths work this week so that we will have all our 6th class topics covered by the end of June.
  • This week we are looking at ‘Data’. Data is another word for information. We have already done some work on this during the year in school when we looked at bar charts and trend graphs. This week we are looking at pie charts which also involves using our knowledge of the circle and fractions.
  • You will find helpful information at the following links:
  • Cracking Maths
    • Pg 189: 1 (a-c), 2 (a, d), 3 (a-e)
    • Pg 190: 1 (a) read the yellow box carefully, 2
    • Pg 191: 3 (a, b, c) 5 (c, d, e) 1 (a, b, c, f)
    • Cracking Maths can be found at:

https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-6th-class-pupils-book

  • Maths Mate
    • Pg 82: 1, 2, 3, 4

 

SPHE

  • A separate email is being sent to parents on Wednesday morning in relation to additional SPHE topics for this week.
  • As I mentioned already, this week our school focus is on wellbeing. You will find links to websites with lots of lovely ideas and activities on the school padlet. Scroll across to the right to find the ‘Wellbeing’ section.
  • This week I would like you to think about the phrase ‘Be your own best friend’. This does not mean not having a best friend or best friends. Rather it means that you treat yourself the same way your best friend would treat you. In other words, you treat yourself with kindness and compassion. At times when your internal voice is being hard on yourself, you think about what your friend would say to you if you were to share those thoughts with him/her or what would you say to your best friend if they were feeling as you are feeling. For example, you might be feeling upset about not doing well in a sporting activity and feeling that you’re not good enough at it. At times like this we might find it hard to feel good about ourselves. What would your best friend say to you? I am sure they would be understanding and supportive. You can also be understanding and supportive towards yourself and change that internal voice that is giving out to you to a positive and reassuring one. Of course, you can also talk to one of your close friends as well when feeling upset about something. This is just another technique that can help us to look after our own wellbeing. The next time you are feeling cross, annoyed, fed up or upset, ask yourself what would you say to your best friend if they were experiencing these emotions. Then try to apply those words of comfort to yourself.
  • You can also continue to use the mindfulness/meditation suggestions that I have previously given you. Please see below:

PE

  • Keep up your physical activities as much as you can. The weather at the moment means that we want to be outside as much as we can. Being outside in nature and being active are both very good for our wellbeing.
  • Try to use items from home to design an activity race that you can play with other members of your family.
  • You can also continue to work on your fundamental movement skills that we have been practising in school by using the videos and home activities that are available at the following link: https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit/beyond/
  • Continue to use your Super Troopers guide.
  • Joe Wicks has lots of videos on YouTube and does live sessions at 9am Monday-Friday.
  • The Go Noodle website has a great selection of activities https://www.gonoodle.com/
  • 10@10 exercises can be found at https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________________________________________________________6th Class: Suggestions of work to be completed Monday 25th May – Thursday 28th May

Hi 6th class. As per our school calendar for this year I’m sure you’ll all be delighted to know that this week is a four day week. I hope that everyone is getting on well with the work and managing to get some done each week. I’m sure it’s very hard to stay motivated when we’re not in school but the summer holidays are not too far away now. Try to stick with it for another little while and then you’ll be able to have a break from school work over the summer months. As I say every week, this is a list of suggestions for your school activities for the week ahead. You do not have to complete every item and don’t put any pressure on yourself. You might choose to do other learning activities that you have a particular interest in or try to learn a new skill. Do you know how to work the washing machine at home or hang up laundry?!! I’m sure Mums and Dads would love a little help. Fionn isn’t two yet but he’s already trying to help me with the laundry!!

Please be sure to look at the SPHE section of this week’s work.

Keep an eye on the ‘School Closure Page’ on the school website for suggestions of other activities as well as the padlet set up by Ms. Sadlier which can be found at this web address: : https://padlet.com/patriciasadlier/f3zq0trvxoydnq64

If you have any questions, ideas, feedback or wish to submit some work, you can contact me at the following email address: agleeson@tarahillns.ie Thank you to those have been in contact, it’s lovely to hear from you and see the work you have been getting up to.

English

  • Continue to read every day and add new words to your vocabulary list.
  • Keep a short daily diary.
  • New Wave: English in Practice Days 86 – 89. I recommend doing one exercise each day.
  • We are taking a break from Starlight this week and I would like you to focus on your narrative writing piece. How is it coming along? Hopefully by now you have a lot of the story written and maybe even finished. Next comes the editing part. This is what turns your work from a good story into a super story. I’m pretty sure no great author ever published the first draft of their work. It is really important to check back over your work to correct errors and to make improvements. I would like you to consider the following points when editing your piece of writing.
    • Have you laid out your story using paragraphs? Try to aim for the layout on page 3 of the ‘Planning Template’ available below. If you find that tricky you can work with the first or second page.
    • Have you checked your work using the CUPS method?
      • C = Capitals (Have you capital letters only where they are needed?)
      • U = Understanding (Are all your sentences proper sentences and do they make sense?)
      • P = Punctuation (Have you correct basic punctuation such as full stops, commas and question marks? Have you included any other punctuation such as exclamation marks or an ellipsis? Your ‘Punctuation Pit Stop’ sheet will help this.)
      • S = Spellings (Have you used a dictionary to check any spellings that you are not sure of?)
    • Also see the checklist in the documents below to help you check your work.
  • The link below directs you to some documents that will help you write an impressive story. They are similar to what we have used already in class when we were working on other genres. It includes the following:
  • If you are finished your story and wish to begin another you may like to use one of the following story starters for ideas:

 

Maths                   Topic: Weight

  • This week we are moving onto the topic of weight. Weight is sometimes referred to as mass. We use the measurements of grams and kilograms for weight. We use the letter ‘g’ to stand for grams and the letters ‘kg’ for kilograms. You need to be able to also write weights as fractions or decimals of a kilogram:
    • 1000grams = 1 kilogram and     1000 kilograms (kg) = 1 tonne (t)
    • 1 g = 0.001 kg
    • 1 g = 1/1000 kg
    • 1300g = 1 kg 300g
    • 1300g = 1.5 kg
    • 1300g = 1 300/1000 kg which we simplify to 1 3/10 kg
  • You need to be able to write the same weight a number of different ways as shown above. You also need to be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide weights. Our normal rules for the four operations ( +, -, x, ÷) still apply.
  • It is very important that you lay your maths work out neatly and correctly when doing these sums. Put each number in a box on its own (in maths copy) and space the work out properly leaving a gap between the kilograms and grams when required. This will help to ensure accuracy with your calculations. Don’t forget to include the decimal point in your answers when needed.
  • Remember the importance of ‘0’ as a place holder when converting some weights. For example, 1 kg 5g = 1005g or 1.005 kg, 2 kg 73g = 2073g or 2.073kg
  • Before you add or subtract, you need to make sure that each of the weights is written in the same format. See the yellow box on page 183 of Cracking Maths.
  • You may also find the following video useful:
  • Cracking Maths
    • Pg 181: 1, 2
    • Pg 182: 1, 2 (b,c,e,f,i), 3 (first 4 in the table)
    • Pg 183: 4 (first four in the table), 5 (a,c,e)
    • Pg 184: 6 (a, d, e), 1 (a, c, d, f)
    • Pg 185: 1 (a, b, g, i), 2, 4 (a, b, e, h), 5 (a, c)
    • Cracking Maths can be found at:

https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-6th-class-pupils-book

 

Gaeilge

  • Continue to use Duolingo / watch TG4
  • The Abair Liom book and resources are available online. Go to folensonline.ie and click on Register – select Teacher, fill in your details and for roll number use Prim20. You can then search for Abair Liom H and you will have access to both the ebook and the online resources to go with each chapter.
  • Continue to revise your Irish vocab that is highlighted in your Abair Liom.
  • Abair Liom – 11: Gléasta go breá 12: An Buachaill sa Ghúna
    • Pg 86/87: Revise ‘An Buachaill sa Ghúna and highlighted words/phrases.
    • Pg 88: Comhrá – this is available to listen to online. Highlight the following words: gan amhras = without doubt, ag tnúth = looking forward to, beidh orainn gléasadh suas = we will have to dress up, cuirfidh mé dath ar m’aghaidh = I will put colour on my face, sciatháin sióg = fairy wings, claíomh = sword
    • Pg 88, C: Write the descriptions of the outfits. Use the vocabulary at the bottom of the page to help you.

SESE        Masterchef Tara Hill

  • We know some of you have been baking and cooking at home and we’d love to see some of your creations. Following on from our online art gallery, this week we would like to create a gallery of all the wonderful Masterchefs we have in the school. Please email me a photo of your lovely baking or cooking (or feel free to leave it at my front door!!). You may also send on pictures of recipes you have been working on if you wish.

SESE        History – The Industrial Revolution

 

SPHE

  • I hope you have been finding the mindfulness and meditation activities helpful. Try to continue to have a little switch off time for yourself each day.
  • We were due to have visits from Lisa Johnson during the last term of school to help prepare for the transition to secondary school. She has sent on a video instead which you can find at the link below. She will also send on further videos for you before we finish up in June. I’m sure you are feeling a little apprehensive about starting secondary school. Don’t worry about not having school work finished. We will have covered almost all topics online that we were due to do in school. Also, secondary schools realise that you did not get the opportunity to do all your 6th class curriculum in a classroom setting and they will take that into account when planning their lessons. While you might feel nervous about the move, there is a lot to look forward to in secondary school.

PE

  • Try to do some physical exercise every day.
  • You can continue to work on your fundamental movement skills that we have been practising in school by using the videos and home activities that are available at the following link: https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit/beyond/
  • Continue to use your Super Troopers guide.
  • Joe Wicks has lots of videos on YouTube and does live sessions at 9am Monday-Friday.
  • The Go Noodle website has a great selection of activities https://www.gonoodle.com/
  • 10@10 exercises can be found at https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  • Also see the suggested list of activities for keeping active that have previously been sent by email.

Religion

  • We are continuing with preparation work for Confirmation this week.
  • Grow in Love: Theme 10 – Confirmation
    • Lesson 2: The Fruits of the Holy Spirit, pages 106 – 109
    • Have a go at answering the questions in the chapter but you don’t need to write out the answers to the questions.
    • The Grow in Love programme (ebook and extra resources) can be accessed online at the moment. Go to https://www.growinlove.ie/en/ and enter trial@growinlove.ie for the email and growinlove for the password.
  • You can access a powerpoint on the ‘The Fruits of the Holy Spirit’ at the following link:
  • You can access a powerpoint on ‘The Symbols of the Holy Spirit’ at the following link:
  • Confirmation Copy – the following page:
    • The Fruits of the Holy Spirit

 

Art

  • Well done and thank you to everyone who sent artwork for the school online gallery.
  • This week I would like you to choose one of the fruits of the holy spirit and to try some word art using that word.
  • You can find ideas for art using words at the following link:

Music

  • We have done a lot of work on climate change during the year. A small country school in Cappabue, Co. Cork composed and performed a song called ‘One Small Change’ on the theme of climate change. They recently won the ‘Schoolovision’, which is a primary schools’ version of the Eurovision Song Contest. They did a super job. You can listen to their song at the following link:

 

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6th Class: Suggestions of work to be completed Monday 18th May – Friday 22nd  May

Hi 6th class. We have now reached Week 5 of the summer term. I hope that you have been finding the suggestions for work useful. At this stage you have probably got some sort of a routine for doing your school work. As always, these are strange times and the activities you are being set are not meant to cause you any worry or stress. Do what you can. You do not need to complete every single item. As I said before, make sure to keep reading, reading, reading and try to continue working away at some maths. Do the activities/subjects that you enjoy working on. For some people that might be history, for others it might be art and for others it might even be some Gaeilge! It is also important to exercise as much as you can and enjoy all the lovely sunshine we have been having. I hope everyone is also helping out a bit at home to some degree.

Keep an eye on the ‘School Closure Page’ on the school website for suggestions of other activities as well as the padlet set up by Ms. Sadlier which can be found at this web address: : https://padlet.com/patriciasadlier/f3zq0trvxoydnq64

I will give new ideas for a project next week and those of you who wish to, can continue working on the projects already set, the time capsule or a project of your own choosing.

If you have any questions, ideas, feedback or wish to submit some work, you can contact me at the following email address: agleeson@tarahillns.ie Thank you to those have been in contact, it’s lovely to hear from you and see the work you have been getting up to.

English

  • Continue to read every day and add new words to your vocabulary list.
  • Keep a short daily diary.
  • New Wave: English in Practice Days 81 – 85. I recommend doing one exercise each day.
  • We are finished reading our novel. The work for this week in Starlight looks at an extract from ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. This will conclude our work on the novel.
  • Starlight Programme – Unit 14a: Bruno and Shmuel pgs:158 – 163
    • Space the work out over the week.
    • A – answer the questions orally
    • B, C, D, E, F – Write out the answers
    • The grammar section looks at quotation marks and apostrophes.
  • Quotation marks are sometimes called speech marks or inverted commas.
    • Quotation marks ( “ “ ) are used to show direct speech (the actual words spoken by a person).
    • They are used at the beginning and the end of speech.
    • If there is more than one person speaking, you go on to a new line when there is a new speaker.
    • Use a capital letter at the start of the direct speech.
    • The end punctuation goes inside the quotation marks. This might be a comma, a full stop, a question mark or an exclamation mark.
    • The following website is useful:
    • Apostrophes are used for two reasons.
      • To show that letters are missing. For example: when do not becomes don’t.
      • To show ownership. For example: the boy’s coat.
      • When there is more than one owner we put the apostrophe after the s. For example: the boys’ coat
    • Also see the ‘Quotation Marks’ powerpoint’ and the ‘Possessive Apostrophes’ document at the following link:
    • Starlight can be accessed online. Go to folensonline.ie and click on Register – select Teacher, fill in your details and for roll number use Prim20. Then enter Starlight 6th class into search tool, click on Resources and then click on Combined Reader (near top right of screen).
    • The writing genre we are studying at the moment is the narrative genre, or in other words, storytelling. This week I would like you to continue to work on your story. By now you should have the plan for your story completed and also have written the opening paragraph. Did you use a hook to draw the reader in? Your opening should set the scene and introduce the main character. You now need to develop the story further by introducing the problem and how the characters are going to deal with it. Don’t make your story overly complicated and remember to use lots of adjectives and adverbs to make it interesting.
      • The link below directs you to some documents that will help you plan, write, check and edit your story. They are similar to what we have used already in class when we were working on other genres. It includes the following:
      • Spellings: (-ance words) distance, expectance, admittance, substance, resemblance, attendance, observance, tolerance, radiance, entrance. Use a dictionary to check the meaning of words if you are unsure about them. Challenge SPS – guarantee, hindrance, harass.
        • The following link allows you to learn these words online using the look, cover, write, check method – click on YRS 5&6, select patterns and select the sixth pattern ’ –ance’.
        • Spelling Group – measure, leisure, closure, composure, enclosure, pleasure, treasure. Use a dictionary to check the meaning of words if you are unsure about them.

Maths                   Topic: Directed Numbers

  • This week we are moving onto the topic of directed numbers which looks at the concept of positive and negative numbers. If a number has no sign in front of it that generally means that it is a positive number. A negative number will have the negative sign (which is – ) in front of it. Take a look at the yellow boxes on pages 174, 176 and 177 of Cracking Maths. Be sure to also read through the following website which gives a very clear explanation of how to work with directed numbers.
  • You may also find the following video useful:
  • Cracking Maths
    • Pg 173: 1, 2, 3
    • Pg 174: 9, 10, 1 (a, b, c, e) 2 (a)
    • Pg 175: 3 (a, b, c) 5 (c, d, e) 1 (a, b, c, f)
    • Pg 176: 2 (a, c,) 3 (b, c) 1 (Bantry, Dingle)
    • Pg 177: 2 (a, e, f, h) 3 (Boston, Miami)
    • Pg 178: 6, 7, 9
    • Pg 179: 12 (see the green and yellow box to answer this question)
    • Cracking Maths can be found at:

https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-6th-class-pupils-book

  • Maths Mate
    • Pg 65: 1, 2, 3
    • Pg 66: 1

 

Gaeilge

  • Continue to use Duolingo / watch TG4
  • The Abair Liom book and resources are available online. Go to folensonline.ie and click on Register – select Teacher, fill in your details and for roll number use Prim20. You can then search for Abair Liom H and you will have access to both the ebook and the online resources to go with each chapter.
  • Continue to revise your Irish vocab that is highlighted in your Abair Liom.
  • Abair Liom – 11: Gléasta go breá 12: An Buachaill sa Ghúna
    • Pg 81: Revise ‘Éadaí sa lá atá inniu ann’ and highlighted words.
    • Pg 85: ‘do’ means to. We use different forms of ‘do’ depending on the person (me, you, him, her etc.) Tabhair dom an leabhar means give the book to me. Tabhair an leabhar means give the book to him.
    • Pg 86/87: Read ‘An Buachaill sa Ghúna. Highlight the following words: éadaí áille = beautiful clothes, triaileann sé = he tries, beagáinín ait = a bit strange, ag breathnú = looking, ag éirí cúthail = becoming shy, ionad garraíodóireachta = garden centre, searmanas bronnta = awards ceremony, bainis teaghlaigh = family wedding, vardrús = wardrobe.
    • Pg 87: Have a go at answering the questions. Write the answers out to 4 of them. Remember to write full answers not just a word or two.
    • Pg 175: Revise Na Réamhfhocail. Write five sentences using words/phrases from this page.

SESE        Topic – People & other Lands: Greece

 

SPHE

  • Did you spend some time practising mindfulness or meditations? How did it go? Try to continue with that this week. Take a few minutes each day to have some time for yourself to switch off from all that is going on around you. The more that you practice mindfulness/meditations the more beneficial it will be for you. It is a good habit to have for now and into the future.
  • You will find suggestions for one minute mindfulness exercises at the following link:
  • There are some super guided visualisations and calming breathing techniques available from PDST. They are designed to bring a sense of peace and comfort at any time. I really recommend trying some of them. They are available at the following link:
  • Bressie is hosting live mindfulness sessions for children on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5pm on his Instagram account.
  • The following are links to breath meditations https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=142&v=CvF9AEe-ozc&feature=emb_title https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X462QPGZQt4
  • Spend some time doing mindfulness colouring. If you have access to a printer, there are lots of options available online if you don’t have a mindfulness colouring book at home.

PE

  • Try to do some physical exercise every day.
  • You can continue to work on your fundamental movement skills that we have been practising in school by using the videos and home activities that are available at the following link: https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit/beyond/
  • Continue to use your Super Troopers guide.
  • Joe Wicks has lots of videos on YouTube and does live sessions at 9am Monday-Friday.
  • The Go Noodle website has a great selection of activities https://www.gonoodle.com/
  • 10@10 exercises can be found at https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  • Also see the suggested list of activities for keeping active that have previously been sent by email.

Religion

  • The week before schools closed we had begun our preparation for Confirmation. While unfortunately it had to be postponed, it will take place at a future date when it is safe to do so. We are going to continue with that preparation work over the new few weeks.
  • You can access a powerpoint on the symbols of the Holy Spirit at the following link:
  • Grow in Love: Theme 10 – Confirmation
    • Lesson 1: The Power of the Holy Spirit, pages 102 – 105 (we had already begun this chapter in school)
    • Have a go at answering the questions in the chapter but you don’t need to write out the answers to the questions
    • The Grow in Love programme (ebook and extra resources) can be accessed online at the moment. Go to https://www.growinlove.ie/en/ and enter trial@growinlove.ie for the email and growinlove for the password.
  • Confirmation Copy – the following page:
    • The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

 

 

Art

Music

 

 

 

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6th Class: Suggestions of work to be completed Monday 11th  May – Friday 15th  May

Hello 6th class. I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that schools won’t be open again before September. This is especially difficult news for our class as I know you were looking forward to all the different activities that 6th class normally take part in during their last term in primary school. I’m also very disappointed not to be going back to school. However, we need to try keep in mind that this is all for a very good reason, to keep people safe and healthy and ultimately to help save lives. That is why we are all doing this. While it is very difficult not being able to spend time with your friends at the moment, these current restrictions will end and you will have lots to look forward to. I think we are all going to enjoy spending time with our friends more than we ever did before so that’s a good thing.

Once again, this is a list of suggestions for your work for the next week. You do not need to complete every single item. Do what you can and what works best for you. Make sure to keep up your reading and spend some time on your maths. Keep an eye on the ‘School Closure Page’ on the school website for suggestions of other activities as well as the padlet set up by Ms. Sadlier which can be found at this web address: : https://padlet.com/patriciasadlier/f3zq0trvxoydnq64

If you wish, you may continue to work on the suggestions for the projects on entertainment or ancient civilisations or a topic of your own choice.

If you have any questions, ideas, feedback or wish to submit some work, you can contact me at the following email address: agleeson@tarahillns.ie Thank you to those have been in contact, it’s lovely to hear from you and see the work you have been getting up to.

English

  • Continue to read every day and add new words to your vocabulary list.
  • Keep a short daily diary.
  • New Wave: English in Practice Days 76 – 80. I recommend doing one exercise each day.
  • Novel: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – we have finished reading the novel at this stage. I’m sure you’ll agree that it is a great book even though the ending is very very sad. Please choose two of the following questions to answer:
    • How have characters changed from the beginning to the end of the novel? Pick two characters to discuss.
    • If you were writing an extra chapter at the end, what would happen next?
    • Is there a hero in this story? Explain your answer.
    • Is there a villain in this story? Explain your answer.
    • Who is your favourite character in the novel? Why are they your favourite?
  • This is a link to an online version of the novel for those of you that don’t have the novel at home: https://www.beasleyac.org/ourpages/auto/2011/9/7/53584980/The%20Boy%20in%20the%20Striped%20Pajamas.pdf
  • Starlight Programme – Unit 7b: The Teleficator pgs:84 – 86
    • Space the work out over the week.
    • A – answer the questions orally
    • B, C, D, E, F – Write out the answers
  • Starlight can be accessed online. Go to folensonline.ie and click on Register – select Teacher, fill in your details and for roll number use Prim20. Then enter Starlight 6th class into search tool, click on Resources and then click on Combined Reader (near top right of screen).
  • The writing genre we are studying at the moment is the narrative genre, or in other words, storytelling. Carefully consider the following features when planning and writing your story: Setting, characters and plot (which should include a problem or dilemma and a solution). Your story also needs to have a clear beginning, middle and ending. Finalise your outline or plan for your story (you can use the template below) this week and begin to write the opening of the story. We will continue working on it over the next couple of weeks.
    • The link below directs you to some documents that will help you plan, write, check and edit your story. They are similar to what we have used already in class when we were working on other genres. It includes the following:
    • Spellings: (-tial words) essential, partial, impartial, torrential, influential, substantial, initial, confidential, palatial. Use a dictionary to check the meaning of words if you are unsure about them. Challenge SPS – embarrass, existence, exaggerate.
      • The following link allows you to learn these words online using the look, cover, write, check method – click on YRS 5&6, select patterns and select the third pattern’ –tial’.
      • Spelling Group – wrinkle, wrist, wrote, write, writer, writing, written, wrong, wrap, wreck, wriggle, wring.
        • The following link allows you to learn these words online using the look, cover, write, check method – click on YR 2, select patterns and select ‘wr’

Maths                   Topic: Percentages

  • This week we are finishing our work on percentages and starting work on Averages.
  • Percentages:
  • When shopkeepers sell items they sell them at a higher price than they paid for them in order to make money for themselves. This money that they make is called their profit. The amount that they spend on buying the item is called the cost price. The amount they sell the item for in their shop or online is called the selling price. To work out how much profit they made they subtract the cost price from the selling price. See the yellow boxes on page 163 of Cracking Maths and page 60 of Maths Mate.
    • Selling price –  Cost price = Profit
    • To work out what percentage profit they made, we write the profit as a fraction of the cost price and then convert the fraction to a percentage. See previous work on how to convert a fraction to a percentage.
  • Sometimes shopkeepers sell their items for a lower price than they bought them for, for example, when they have a sale or special offers. In these cases they don’t make a profit, they make a loss. This happens when the selling price is less than the cost price. See the yellow boxes on page 164 of Cracking Maths and page 61 of Maths Mate.
    • Cost price –  Selling price = Loss
    • Again, to work out the percentage loss, we write the loss as a fraction of the cost price and then convert the fraction to a percentage.
  • Cracking Maths
    • Pg 164: 1 (television, DVD player, CD), 3
    • Pg 165: 1 (bicycle, scooter, van), 2 (b, d) 4 (a, c)
    • Cracking Maths can be found at:

https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-6th-class-pupils-book

  • Maths Mate
    • Pg 60: 1 (a, b) 2 (b, c) 3
    • Pg 61: 1, 2
  • Averages
  • To find the average of a set of numbers, you add the particular numbers together and then divide your answer by the amount of numbers. For example to find the average of the following five numbers: 84, 93, 72, 75 and 61
    • Add the numbers: 84+93+72+75+61 = 385
    • Divide by the amount of numbers:385 ÷ 5 = 77
    • The average for these five numbers is 77
  • The average is also sometimes called the mean. Both words have the same meaning.
  • The following video is helpful to explain some of the trickier questions when you are told what the average (or mean) is but you don’t know what one of the numbers is.
  • Cracking Maths
    • Pg 169: 1 (c, d, f) 2, 4
    • Pg 170: 8 (a, b, c)
    • Pg 171: 10, 12, 14 (a, c)[ Remember: speed = distance ÷ time]

Gaeilge

  • Continue to use Duolingo / watch TG4
  • The Abair Liom book and resources are available online. Go to folensonline.ie and click on Register – select Teacher, fill in your details and for roll number use Prim20. You can then search for Abair Liom H and you will have access to both the ebook and the online resources to go with each chapter.
  • Continue to revise your Irish vocab that is highlighted in your Abair Liom.
  • Abair Liom – 11: Gléasta go breá
    • Pg 81: Read back over ‘Éadaí sa lá atá inniu ann’ and revise the words we highlighted last week.
    • Pg 82: Comhrá – you can also listen to this online. Highlight the following words – foirfe = perfect, olann = wool, ag tochas = itching [Cuireann sé ag tochas mé = it makes me itch], stop den ghearán = stop complaining, tá sé ina mhargadh = it’s a deal.
    • Pg 84: Verbs in the future tense – both glan (to clean) and caith (to wear / to spend / to throw) are regular verbs. Complete the sentences and answer the questions.

SESE        Topic – Materials

  • Some points to note:
  • Materials can be natural or man-made.
  • All materials are made up of atoms and molecules. Materials are in a solid, liquid or gas state, depending on how the molecules are arranged. Each state has its own distinct properties.
  • Materials expand when heated and contract when cooled. Water is an example of a material that changes state through heating and cooling.
  • Heat can change a material – some changes are reversible and other changes are irreversible.
  • A material can change when mixed with another material. Some materials dissolve in water, such as sugar. Others are suspended in water, such as fat droplets in milk.
  • When certain materials are mixed, a chemical change takes place. Iron oxide, or rust, is formed when iron or steel comes in contact with water and air. This is a chemical change and also an example of a permanent change. Burning also causes a permanent change to materials.
  • Most materials are mixtures. Air is a mixture of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, water vapour and a number of other gases.
  • Small World – Chapter 2 – Materials and Change – pgs 11 – 15
    • Write out the answers to questions in your A4 hardback ‘6th Class Work’.
    • Most of the investigations in this chapter involve using regular household items. Be sure to have adult supervision if you are doing either of the following two investigations: ‘The Effects of Heat on Various Materials’ or ‘Burning Causes a Permanent Change’.
    • The ebook version of Small World is available online. Go to https://my.cjfallon.ie/ and select Student Resources. Then across the top of the page select Primary – 6th Class – SESE – Small World – Small World: Sixth Class Geography & Science – Online book.
  • The following websites have information and activities:

SPHE

  • It can feel very strange and indeed upsetting at times to be living through a global pandemic. It’s not something I ever thought would happen during my life. We are all adjusting to a new way of living at the moment. It is important to take care of ourselves and those around us.
  • One of the things you can do to help take care of yourself is practice some mindfulness or meditation. Just spending even a few minutes each day can really help. There are lots of videos and suggestions available online. Maybe try one of the options below and see how you get on. Many people find it unusual at first so give it a few tries before you decide if it works for you.
  • Bressie is hosting live mindfulness sessions for children on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5pm on his Instagram account.
  • The following are links to breath meditations https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=142&v=CvF9AEe-ozc&feature=emb_title https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X462QPGZQt4
  • Spend some time doing mindfulness colouring. If you have access to a printer, there are lots of options available online if you don’t have a mindfulness colouring book at home.

PE

  • Try to do some physical exercise every day.
  • You can continue to work on your fundamental movement skills that we have been practising in school by using the videos and home activities that are available at the following link: https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit/beyond/
  • Continue to use your Super Troopers guide.
  • Joe Wicks has lots of videos on YouTube and does live sessions at 9am Monday-Friday.
  • The Go Noodle website has a great selection of activities https://www.gonoodle.com/
  • 10@10 exercises can be found at https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  • Also see the suggested list of activities for keeping active that have previously been sent by email.

Religion

  • Grow in Love: Theme 8 – Morality
    • Lesson 1: Each Of Us Is God’s Masterpiece, pages 90 – 93
    • Have a go at answering the questions in the chapter but you don’t need to write out the answers to the questions
    • The Grow in Love programme (ebook and extra resources) can be accessed online at the moment. Go to https://www.growinlove.ie/en/ and enter trial@growinlove.ie for the email and growinlove for the password.
  • Confirmation Copy – the following pages:
    • The Good Samaritan

Art

Music

 

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6th Class: Suggestions of work to be completed Monday  4th May – Friday 8th May

Hi again everyone. I’m sure we all thought that we’d be back in school by now and I’m sure we all wish we were. As always, this is a list of suggestions for your work for the next week. You do not need to complete every single item. Do what you can and what works best for you. Definitely keep up your reading and try to keep your maths brain ticking over!

This week I am listing ideas for a new project on the topic of ancient civilisations. Again, this work is optional and something that you can work on over the next number of weeks if you’d like to. If you are not finished the project on entertainment, by all means you can continue to work on that instead. You can also continue to use the suggested list of websites from before.  Also, Ms. Sadlier has set up a padlet with links to many great websites which can be found at the following web address: https://padlet.com/patriciasadlier/f3zq0trvxoydnq64

If you have any questions, ideas, feedback or wish to submit some work, you can contact me at the following email address: agleeson@tarahillns.ie Thank you to those have been in contact, it’s lovely to hear from you and see the work you have been getting up to.

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 Amended English Work for 6th Class 06.05.20

Apologies for the mix-up with this week’s English Work.

English:

  • Continue to read every day and add new words to your vocabulary list.
  • Keep a short daily diary.
  • New Wave: English in Practice – do any catch up work as far as Day 75
  • Starlight Programme – Unit 8a: Prince Kano pgs:90 – 93
    • Space the work out over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
    • A – answer the questions orally
    • B, C, D, E, F – Write out the answers
    • The grammar section looks at the order of adjectives. When more than one adjective comes before a noun, the adjectives are normally in a particular order. For example, ‘the beautiful blue painting.’ We would not say ‘the blue beautiful painting.’ The general rule is that opinion adjectives come before fact adjectives. [Beautiful is an opinion, blue is a fact]. If an adjective is based on someone’s own perception, it is an opinion adjective and comes first. If an adjective can be proved, it is a fact adjective, and comes later.
    • You might enjoy the following song on youtube to help you remember the order of adjectives! Remember, articles refers to the words ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘the’.
    • Starlight can be accessed online. Go to folensonline.ie and click on Register – select Teacher, fill in your details and for roll number use Prim20. Then enter Starlight 6th class into search tool, click on Resources and then click on Combined Reader (near top right of screen).
    • Revise your spellings to date.

 

Maths                   Topic: Percentages

  • This week we are continuing our work on percentages.
  • If we want to write one number as a percentage of another number we first of all write it as a fraction and then we convert it to a percentage. Let’s say that there are 40 marbles in a jar. I take out 5 of the marbles. What percentage of the marbles have I taken out? So if we want to know what percent of 40 is 5, or in other words, 5 out of 40 is what percent, we begin by writing it as a fraction = 5/40.
    • Next we change it to a percentage. . [See last week’s section on how to change a fraction into a percentage to revise this]. This is not a fraction that I can convert to hundredths so I need to divide the numerator by the denominator,

5 ÷ 40. This becomes a long division sum involving decimals. The answer is 0.125. We can then convert this to a percentage by multiplying by 100.                   0.125 x 100 = 12.5%

So I took 12.5% of the marbles out of the jar.

  • Cracking Maths
    • pg 159: 1 (a,c,e,h,j) 2 (a,b) 4, 5 [With no. 2, carefully count the total number of squares first]
    • pg 160: 8,9
  • Increasing an amount by a percentage. Let’s look at 1 (a) on page 161. The usual weight of the bread is 400g. The manufacturer is going to add an extra 25% to it so we need to first of all work out what is 25% of 400g. [See last week’s section on how to calculate a percentage of a number to revise this] 25% is the same as 1/4 and 1/4  of 400g is 100g. Therefore, the new weight of the bread will be 400g + 100g = 500g.
  • Cracking Maths
    • pg 161: 1 (d,e,f) 2 (d,e) 3 (c,d,g,i)
  • Decreasing an amount by a percentage is the same idea except that this time you will work out the percentage and then subtract it from the original amount.
  • Cracking Maths
    • Pg 162: 1 (the first three) 2 (a,d,f,h)
  • VAT : If a phone bill is €45 and we can see that €5 of that bill is a charge for VAT, we can work out what percentage of the bill is VAT by finding out the percentage for  5 out of 45.
  • Cracking Maths
    • Pg 162: 4
    • Pg 163: 5, 6 (the kettle and the oven)
  • Maths Mate
    • Pg 53: 1, 2 (a-g) 4, 5

Gaeilge

  • Continue to use Duolingo / watch TG4
  • The Abair Liom book and resources are available online. Go to folensonline.ie and click on Register – select Teacher, fill in your details and for roll number use Prim20. You can then search for Abair Liom H and you will have access to both the ebook and the online resources to go with each chapter.
  • Continue to revise your Irish vocab that is highlighted in your Abair Liom.
  • Abair Liom – 11: Gléasta go breá
    • Pg 81: Éadaí sa lá atá inniu ann – read the scéal and answer the questions after it – have a go at writing out the answers to 4 of them, you can choose which 4.
    • Highlight the following words: Fionnadh = fur, craiceann ainmhithe = animal skins, oireann = suits (the verb, as in something suits you), ábhar = material, an-choitianta = very common, irisí = magazines, phraghsanna ísle = lower prices
    • Pg 83: Éist agus tarraing – you can access the audio for the listening task online and you can also listen to the poem ‘Éadaí’ on line as well as read it in your book.

SESE        Topic – The Bronze Age

  • This week we are looking at the Bronze Age which began around 2000BC in Ireland and lasted until approximately 500BC. It came after the Stone Age and before the Iron Age. During this time metals were discovered which would change the lives of people forever.
  • Copper was the first metal that was used by Irish people. It was mined underground and proved to be a better material than stone which had been used before it. Part of Co. Waterford is called the Copper Coast after the copper mines found there. However, copper was a little soft and coeáuld be dented easily. In time, Europeans discovered that if you mixed copper with another metal, tin, then you could create a new stronger metal that was called bronze. This idea quickly spread throughout the continent and bronze was used to make many tools and weapons. This led to changes and improvements in many aspects of the lives of people. Ireland had plenty of copper but had to import tin from England.
  • Use the websites below to learn more about the Bronze Age and to help you answer the following questions.

SESE        Topic – Time Capsule

SPHE

  • This week I would like you to give some thought to what you are grateful for. It’s not always easy at the moment having to stay at home so much but hopefully you have learned to appreciate some of the many things that we all took for granted.
  • List the things that you are most grateful for, even if you are not getting to experience them just now. They might include particular people or places or activities. They might be big or small things.
  • What are you most looking forward to when these current restrictions are lifted?

PE

  • Try to do some physical exercise every day.
  • Continue to use your Super Troopers guide.
  • Joe Wicks has lots of videos on YouTube and does live sessions at 9am Monday-Friday.
  • The Go Noodle website has a great selection of activities.
  • 10@10 exercises can be found at https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  • See also the suggested list of activities for keeping active that have previously been sent by email.

Religion

  • Grow in Love: Theme 8 – Eucharist: At Mass We Remember Jesus’ Sacrifice
    • Lesson 2: pages 86 – 89
    • Have a go at answering the questions in the chapter but you don’t need to write out the answers to the questions
    • The Grow in Love programme (ebook and extra resources) can be accessed online at the moment. Go to https://www.growinlove.ie/en/ and enter trial@growinlove.ie for the email and growinlove for the password.
  • Confirmation Copy – the following pages:
    • My Favourite Biblical Story
    • Milestones in My Life

Art

Music

 

Project                Topic – Ancient Civilisations

Answer some (or all!) of the following questions on the topic of ancient civilisations. You do not have to write down the answers to all of them but could consider discussing some of them with other family members or indeed educating your siblings/parents on what you have discovered. Write out the answers/complete the activities that interest you the most.

  • Many ancient ruins or symbols of the past are now tourist attractions. Choose one of these ruins and make a model of it.
  • Design a tourist information brochure about the attraction that could be used by a travel agency.
  • List ten important things you might do if you became king or queen of an ancient civilisation for a week.
  • The ancient city of Pompeii was buried by volcanic ash. Present an argument to suggest that it was not caused by a volcano, but instead the work of alien visitors to our planet.
  • What are the seven wonders of The Ancient World? What are the seven wonders of The Modern World?
  • A pyramid is twenty rows high. It begins with a single brick on the top. On the second row there are two bricks and on the third row there are four bricks. How many bricks are on the twentieth row?
  • Do you think that time travel which enables you to travel into the past to visit ancient civilisations, will one day become a reality? List ten possible benefits of time travel.
  • Ancient armies would often sing or chant as they marched into battle. Perform a chant you know or make one up. Add music to the chant.
  • Design a humorous birthday card based on the theme of ancient civilisations. Try to make it a 3D pop out card.
  • Walk like an Egyptian. What is different about the walk? Create and perform an ancient dance to music of your choice.
  • Make a model of a time machine that would enable you to return to an ancient civilisation of your choice. Clearly label and describe the important design features.
  • Find out about a famous leader from an ancient civilisation such as Cleopatra, Julius Caesar or Alexander the Great.

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6th Class: Suggestions of work to be completed Monday  27th April – Friday 1st May

Hello again 6th class. It is now week two of the third term and I have more suggestions for your school work for the next week. I hope you are all doing well and finding the suggestions for work useful. As always, do what you can. Don’t put yourselves under any pressure to finish everything. I’m sure it’s easier to get work done on some days more than others so just try your best.  Don’t forget to continue to take care with the presentation of your work – neat handwriting, titles, red lines, numbers in the margin etc.

You can continue to work on the ideas for the entertainment project that you got last week.  I have added a few new websites to the general list as well.  If you have any questions, ideas, feedback or wish to submit some work, you can contact me at the following email address: agleeson@tarahillns.ie Thank you to those have been in contact, it’s great to hear from you and see the work you have been getting up to.

English

  • Continue to read every day and add new words to your vocabulary list.
  • Keep a short daily diary.
  • New Wave: English in Practice Days 71 – 75. I recommend doing one exercise each day.
  • Novel: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – read chapters 14 to 20 (pages 150 – 216) and answer the following questions:
    • Why wasn’t Shmuel at the fence for two days?
    • How do the boys feel when they’re finally on the same side of the fence?
    • What does Bruno tell Shmuel after they march?
    • Do you feel sorry for Bruno’s father? Explain your answer.
  • This is a link to an online version of the novel for those of you that don’t have the novel at home: https://www.beasleyac.org/ourpages/auto/2011/9/7/53584980/The%20Boy%20in%20the%20Striped%20Pajamas.pdf
  • Starlight Programme – Unit 7a: Hinin Boy pgs:78 – 83
    • Space the work out over the week.
    • A – answer the questions orally
    • B, C, D, E, F – Write out the answers
  • The writing genre we are working on at the moment is the narrative genre or storytelling. Use the diagram on page 83 to begin to make a plan for your own piece of narrative writing. You don’t need to begin writing it yet, just brainstorm ideas and start a plan.
  • Starlight can be accessed online. Go to folensonline.ie and click on Register – select Teacher, fill in your details and for roll number use Prim20. Then enter Starlight 6th class into search tool, click on Resources and then click on Combined Reader (near top right of screen).
  • Spellings – cautious, fictitious, infectious, ambitious, nutritious, fractious. Challenge SPS – conscience, convenience, criticise.
    • The following link allows you to learn these words online using the look, cover, write, check method – click on YRS 5&6, select patterns and select the second pattern’ –tious’.
    • Spelling Group – tough, rough, double, enough, touch, country, trouble, courage, encourage, young, flourish, cousin
      • The following link allows you to learn these words online using the look, cover, write, check method – click on YRS 3&4, select patterns and select ‘ou as u’

Maths                   Topic: Percentages

  • The word percent means out of 100 and we use this symbol %   to show percentages. 55% means 55 out of 100. Fractions and decimals are closely linked with percentages in our maths work. The Fractions Knowledge Organiser that you were given in school (should be in your Bits’n’Bobs folder!) has some information on the back of the sheet.
  • To change a percentage into a decimal divide it by 100 (move the decimal point two places to the left). So 23% = 0.23 and 5% =0.05%
  • To change a decimal into a percentage multiply it by 100 (move the decimal point two places to the right). So 0.35 = 35% and 0.03 = 3%
  • To change a percentage into a fraction you put it over 100 and then simplify the fraction if possible. So 48% = 48/100 or 12/25 when simplified. Remember to simplify fractions you need to think about common factors for the numerator and the denominator. In this case 4 was the common factor. [48/100 ÷ 4/4 = 12/25]
  • To change a fraction into a percentage is a little trickier. If the fraction is written as hundredths, it is straightforward, e.g. 71/100 = 71%.

However, if the fraction is, for example, 3/5, then we need to change it to an equivalent fraction involving hundredths. So we multiply it by a member of the family of one and in this case that would be 20/20.  We know this because we know that

5 x 20 =100. Our equivalent fraction is worked out as follows: 3/5 x 20/20 = 60/100 Therefore, 3/= 60%

Sometimes we cannot change the fraction to an equivalent fraction involving hundredths. For example, with 7/8. In these cases we change the fraction to a decimal first and then to a percentage. To change a fraction to a decimal we divide the numerator by the denominator. So, 7 ÷ 8. You can watch a video here showing you how to do that –https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-decimals/arith-review-decimals-to-fractions/v/converting-fractions-to-decimals-example

Then answer to 7 ÷ 8 = 0.875

We can then convert this to a percentage by multiplying by 100.

0.875 x 100 = 87.5%

  • To calculate a percentage of a number, e.g. what is 45% of 270?, you can use either the fraction method (where you first convert the percentage to a fraction) or else the decimal method (where you convert the percentage to a decimal). See the yellow box on page 157 of Cracking Maths.
  • The following websites are helpful:
  • Cracking Maths
    • pg 154: 1, 2, 3
    • Pg 155: 1 (a,b,e,f,k,l), 2, 3, 4
    • Pg 156: 5 (b,c), 6 (a,d,e,g,i) 7 (a,c,e,h) 8
    • Pg 157: 1, 2, 4, 5 (a,b,e,h,k)
    • Pg 158: 6 (a), 8
    • Cracking Maths can be found at:

https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-6th-class-pupils-book

  • Maths Mate pg 47: 1, 2 and 3 pg 48: 1 – 8

Gaeilge

  • Sign up to Duolingo – it is a language learning website/app that you can use either on a computer or phone and it’s free.
  • Watch TG4
  • The Abair Liom book and resources are available online. Go to folensonline.ie and click on Register – select Teacher, fill in your details and for roll number use Prim20. You can then search for Abair Liom H and you will have access to both the ebook and the online resources to go with each chapter.
  • Revise your stories and vocab from Abair Liom – you can listen to them online also.
  • Pg 74 – learn the verbs and complete the sentences – this is the present tense (Aimsir Láithreach) of some of the irregular verbs – can you remember the past tense (Aimsir Chaite) of these verbs? If not, take a look at pgs 181 & 182 of Abair Liom.
  • Pg 75 – H & I – remember í makes the ee sound like in sí.
  • Pg 76 – complete the poster.
  • Pg 77 – listen to the comhrá for this chapter again online and then write the comhrá between the shopkeeper and Aoife. The words in bold tell you what Aoife is looking to buy. Díolachán speisialta is a special offer. The phrases at the bottom of the page are very useful.

 

SESE        Topic – Weather and Climate

  • Small World Unit 18: Weather and Climate pgs 99 – 103
    • Write out the answers to questions in your A4 hardback ‘6th Class Work’.
    • The ebook version of Small World is available online. Go to https://my.cjfallon.ie/ and select Student Resources. Then across the top of the page select Primary – 6th Class – SESE – Small World – Small World: Sixth Class Geography & Science – Online book.
  • The following websites have lots of information and activities:

SESE        Topic – Time Capsule

SPHE

  • This week I would like you to consider the statement – Don’t believe everything you think. I came across this statement a while ago and thought that it was good advice. We often hear statements such as don’t believe everything you hear……or read in the newspapers …….or see on the internet etc. However, we generally tend to believe our own thoughts / believe ourselves! But just because you think or feel that something is true does not always mean that it actually is true. For example, you meet your friend and they are a bit snappy at you. Later when you text them, they don’t reply for ages. You may think or feel that they are annoyed with you over something when in fact they might just be having a bad day due to something else entirely. It is important to always be open to the idea that at times we can be wrong about something even when we initially feel sure about it. This is one of the things that hopefully some of you have discovered through our debating during the year. It is important to keep an open mind.
  • A well-known quote on thoughts goes as follows –
    • ‘Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.’ What do you think the author of this is trying to say?

PE

  • Try to do some physical exercise every day.
  • Continue to use your Super Troopers guide.
  • Joe Wicks has lots of videos on YouTube and does live sessions at 9am Monday-Friday.
  • The Go Noodle website has a great selection of activities.
  • 10@10 exercises can be found at https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  • See also the suggested list of activities for keeping active that have previously been sent by email.

Religion

  • Grow in Love: Theme 8 – Eucharist: At Mass We Give Thanks
    • Lesson 1: pages 82 – 85
    • Have a go at answering the questions in the chapter but you don’t need to write out the answers to the questions
    • The Grow in Love programme (ebook and extra resources) can be accessed online at the moment. Go to https://www.growinlove.ie/en/ and enter trial@growinlove.ie for the email and growinlove for the password.
  • Confirmation Copy – the following pages:
    • My School
    • Milestones in My Life

Art

Music

 

Project                Topic – Entertainment

Answer some (or all!) of the following questions on the topic of entertainment. You do not have to write down the answers to all of them but could consider discussing some of them with other family members or indeed educating your siblings/parents on what you have discovered. Write out the answers to the particular areas that interest you the most.

  • Find out what you can about the invention of the television.
  • Research the life of a famous movie star.
  • If you could be a famous person from the current world of entertainment who would you chose and why? Give five reasons for your choice.
  • Prepare a one minute speech about your favourite movie.
  • Prepare and tape a three minute recording demonstrating your skills as a radio DJ. Include an advertisement, a news update, a sports update and a song introduction.
  • Design a poster for a movie.
  • Design two almost identical cartoon illustrations but with 10 slightly noticeable differences between them. See if a family member can spot the differences.
  • What are your views on the use of violence in movies and television programs?
  • What do you think it would be like to be extremely famous? List ten advantages and ten disadvantages.
  • You have been informed that you have been called to audition to be the host of a well known TV game show. Choose a particular TV game show and prepare a two minute audition to perform in front of an audience.
  • As a famous movie star you are paid 5 million euro to make a movie. It takes 45 days to make the movie. How much do you get paid a day, an hour and per minute? You may use a calculator but write down what calculations you are working on.
  • Your TV provider gives you three options for paying your annual subscription. Which option is the most expensive and which is the least expensive?
    • Option A – €55.65 a month
    • Option B – €15.75 a week
    • Option C – €3.25 a day
  • Is television harmful or good for you? Design a suitable questionnaire with six questions about the effects of television on young people.

https://tinyurl.com/Ms-Gleeson-6th-Class-websites

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Websites For 6th Class

General Websites

https://www.scoilnet.ie/go-to-primary/

Scoilnet has a lot of resources available on all subjects. You can search by class, subject and topics.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

You can browse/search this website by subject and age group. Select Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3 for the age group.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/

The Learning Zone section is divided up into different class levels and different subjects.

English

https://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library

There are e-books available online at the moment.

www.worldofdavidwalliams.com

David Walliams is releasing a book reading for children every morning at 11am.

https://trte.rte.ie/news2day/

https://www.slideshare.net/powerfulpoint/pixar-22rulestophenomenalstorytellingpowerfulpointslideshare

Gaeilge

https://www.duolingo.com/learn

https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/

https://www.tg4.ie/en/player/watch-live/home/

https://www.teanglann.ie/en

Maths

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/

I really like the 5-a-day worksheets on this website. Each worksheet provides 5 questions for you to work on. The worksheets are also divided into varying levels of difficulty with Bronze being the easiest and Platinum being the most difficult. They are listed by date but you could just start at the top of the page (January) and work your way down. The website also has some very good videos which explain many mathematical concepts and operations.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/index.htm

This is a great website that explains lots of maths topics in an easy to understand format. It has puzzles for you to try and a super online maths dictionary that is very easy to use.

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

https://www.khanacademy.org/

https://www.mathplayground.com/

https://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games

https://www.homeschoolmath.net/

This website has some fun puzzles to try. Go to Games & Activities – select For all levels – select Favourite math puzzles.

http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/

You can download a General Maths Dictionary from this website. You will find it under Free Resources. It might be useful for general revision. You only need to concentrate on the terms that apply to 6th class maths but feel free to learn some new ones as well!

 

History

http://irishmuseums.org/text-pages/irishmuseumsonline-content-and-resources

Irish museums online allows you to take virtual tours of museums, see online exhibitions, listen to podcasts and it also has lots of activities and resources for you to explore.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

This interesting website contains information from the 1901 and 1911 censuses of Ireland. You can search the website by county, town, townland or street and surname. You might be able to research some of your ancestors. It also contains information on what life was like in Ireland in the early 20th century.

Geography

https://www.ducksters.com/geography/

http://www.atlapedia.com/

Science

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

This website has lots of information, games, quizzes and activities on loads of science topics.

https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

This website tells you how to spot the international space station in the sky. This might be a nice activity to do with your siblings/family.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPsUnPz-Xpsj4swr86aWysw

This a link to the youtube channel of Mark the Science Guy. We saw/heard him at Science Blast explaining all about football physics. He has some short but interesting videos on his channel.

https://www.sfi.ie/engagement/discover-primary-science-and-maths/activities-search/

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6th Class: Suggestions of work to be completed Monday 30th March – Friday 3rd April:

Hello to all of 6th class. I hope that everyone is keeping well and enjoying the lovely sunshine we have been having lately. The list below gives suggestions for your school work for the next week. Try your best to get the work completed but don’t worry if you can’t finish all of it. If you find any aspect of the work difficult or tricky, give it a go and then move on to something else. If you have any questions or wish to submit some work, you can contact me at the following email address: agleeson@tarahillns.ie

English:

  • Continue to read every day and add new words to your vocabulary list.
  • Choose 5 difficult words from your reading to learn for spellings.
  • New Wave: English in Practice Days 61 – 65.
  • Novel: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – read chapters 7 and 8, pages 67 – 94. If you have not read as far as chapter 7, catch up on what you have missed first.
  • Starlight Programme – Unit 4a, pages 46 & 47 – Answer D, E and F.

Gaeilge:

  • Spend time watching TG4
  • Abair Liom – Chapter 10 – Read the story ‘Daithí agus na Bróga Reatha’. Highlight new or tricky words and use your dictionary to help you understand their meaning. Have a go at A: Freagair na Ceisteanna – you do not need to write out the answers.
  • Go back over the verbs on pages 180-182 and write 5 sentences using these verbs.

Maths:

  • Cracking Maths – We are working on the chapter on Length at the moment. You might find the following websites useful:
  • https://www.mathsisfun.com/measure/metric-length.html Revision of units of measurement for length
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mopAgqjkVM This video explains perimeter
  • Cracking Maths page 139 no. 1,2,3 page 140 no. 1,2,3            page 141 no. 1 (do schoolyard 1,2,3     page 143 no. 3 a, b,c
  • Maths Mate page 42 no. 1-5 page 43 no. 1-6      Have a go at some of the red numbers if you feel able

SESE

PE

  • Try to do some physical exercise every day.
  • Continue to use your Super Troopers guide.
  • Joe Wicks has lots of videos on YouTube and does live sessions at 9am Monday-Friday.
  • The Go Noodle website has a great selection of activities.
  • 10@10 exercises can be found at https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

Religion

  • Grow in Love – Theme 7 – Holy Week & Easter
    • Lesson 1 – pages 74 – 77
    • Have a go at answering the questions in the chapter but you don’t need to write out the answers to the questions
  • Confirmation Copy – the following pages:
    • The Last Supper
    • Jesus is Crucified

Other:

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6th Class Suggestions for work in the event of Emergency School Closures: March 12th

  • Read every day and add new words to your vocabulary list
  • Revise your spellings and work on any challenge spellings that you have not yet learned – use the suggested activities that are in your Assessment copy
  • Complete work in your New Wave book up as far as DAY 60 and do any catch up work
  • Revise multiplication and division tables by setting yourself speed challenges or playing online games
  • Finish any pages in Maths Mate which you have started but not completed
  • Read back over the stories we have done in Abair Liom
  • Revise your Irish vocab and study the verbs on pages 180-182 of Abair Liom
  • Keep a daily diary of events /activities
  • Write a chapter summary of the book you are currently reading
  • Write a review of a book you have read or a film you have seen
  • Write a short story that begins with: The day started like any other until………….
  • Choose your favourite character from a book or film and write a character profile under the headings – appearance, personality traits, family/friends
  • Do a mini project on a country or animal you interested in learning more about
  • Research the life of either a previous Irish president or American president
  • Begin a project on a topic of your choice
  • Continue with Super Troopers as well as other forms of physical exercise
  • Create a piece of art of your own choosing
  • Complete the worksheets you were given in school
  • Use the websites listed below for online games and research

 

  • Twinkl is a great site for lots of really good resources and they are offering free access for 1 month due to school closures which is brilliant.

Websites Sixth Class

Special Education Team – Emergency Work

Below are some really useful websites that you might like to have a look at:

 

English:

www.readingbear.org – phonics

www.storyberries.com

www.sightwords.com – good for sightwords

www.oxfordowl.co.uk – ebook library and other bits

www.primaryresources.co.uk

 

 

Maths:

www.primaryresources.co.uk

www.aaamath.com

www.nrich.maths.org