Hi again 4th, 5th & 6th Class and all the busy Mums and Dads! I hope you are all keeping safe and well. I am keeping well and so are all my family thankfully. As you may be aware by now, we will unfortunately be unable to return to Wandesforde until September. This is very sad news indeed, especially for our 6th Class pupils. The Summer Term is always a busy yet fun term with Swimming, School Tours, Sports Day as well as many other school activities but sadly this can not happen this year. I had hoped, as had all the teachers, that we would be back for a couple of weeks in June but this is not the case. We now have to continue to follow the government’s guidelines to ensure that we contain and control this terrible virus.
I am sure you are all enjoying this great weather which has been so good to us during this unusual time. Are you baking, gardening, farming, doing arts and crafts in your homes? Please if you get a chance, can you forward any photos of your time away from school to firstname.lastname@example.org and write Ms. Wilson in the subject line. By doing this, it means that I can keep you all, as senior pupils, connected with each other in some way 🙂
I hope you enjoyed the video clip the teachers and staff put together for you. It was great fun doing it and for me, it was really nice to see all the other teachers and to see them safe and well 🙂
Now to the work I need you to do over the next 2 weeks (5th-15th May) so that you continue to be engaged in your learning at home.
Reading: Continue to read your own novels at home. Please keep an account of the books you have read during your time at home. You can record it on a sheet of paper or in a copybook if you have one at home.
Class Reader: Read the next 2 chapters of your class reader.
–4th & 5th Class: Read Lift Off: “A Drive in the Motor Car” Pg 220- 225 & answer the questions & activities orally on pg 226 & 227. Read “Cars” Pg 228-231 & answer the questions & activities orally on Pg 232 & 233. Read the Poem “Motor-Cars” on Pg 234
–6th Class: Read Flying High: Poem: Mid Term Break Pg 218, “Driving Through Africa” Pg 219-223 & answer the questions orally on Pg 224 & 225. Read “Big Cats” Pg 226-229 & answer the questions orally on Pg 230 & 231
Written Work: Complete 4 pages of Just Handwriting Pg 41-44
Spelling: Complete Spellwell Pg 64-67
Oral Language: CJFallon have given pupils access to the teacher’s online resources. Go to https://www.cjfallon.ie/ and click on Quicklinks, then Rainbow OLP 3rd -6th. Click on the picture of your child’s reader and then choose Unit 10. The children can work their way through the video clips and oral language activities.
Maths: Complete the next 6 pages of Mental Maths Pg 74-79 and the next 2 pages of Tables Champion Pg 39 & 40
Gaeilge: Complete the next 3 pages of Fuaimeanna & Focail Pg 88-90
Music Generation Workshops: Continue to work on the areas Clare has prepared for our class.
SESE: FREE ACCESS TO THE PRIMARY PLANET MAGAZINE!!
If you would like access to this month’s Primary Planet, please click the link below. You can also read back over the magazines since January! There are also 2 other magazines, Newsflash & EIPIC, on this website for free.
Worksheet Activity Pack: Below is a downloadable activity pack with lots of great worksheets! I recommend you print it off and do it together with your siblings and family
Time Capsule Activity Pack: Really nice activity sheets relating to how we are spending our time during Covid-19
Here are some more educational websites. Take a look at them and encourage your children to try out a few! Be sure they click their class or age grouping.
RTE School Hub:
This is the schedule for the RTE Hub for all classes this week!
Gaeilge: There are games and e-books to read as Gaeilge.
Reading: The Oxford Owl website has great resources to both read and listen to
www.storyberries.com This is a free, online collection of easy-to-read and beautifully illustrated stories, comics and poems for kids. You can select stories by theme & age.
Creative Writing: The site below provides opportunities for students to write and illustrate their own books
You can continue to complete a selection of the daily topics for May from the link below. Use a copybook to record what you do 😉
Maths with Carol Vorderman: www.mathsfactor.com
Great interactive website: https://ie.ixl.com/
SESE: Learn about Science, Geography and History.
National Geographic Kids www.kids.nationalgeographic.com.
Nasa Kids’ Club www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/ Child-friendly resource where kids can learn about science and space.
www.kahoot.com Search from millions of existing games on any topic such as brain teasers, trivia of all sorts, news quizzes and science.
Arts: Learn to program interactive games, stories and animations
SPHE: Health & Well Being
Remember to keep active too! Try the following websites and work your way through the different levels 🙂
For PE, use the Joe Wick’s ‘PE with Joe.’ Joe’s workout can be done in the tiniest of places.
https://rtejr.rte.ie/wp-content/blogs.dir/22/files/2018/01/10at10-Episode-1-English.mp4: There are 15 episodes you can work through for the 10 at 10
https://app.gonoodle.com/login Lots of various physical exercises to keep us all active during our time at home 🙂
www.scoilnet.ie Website for resources in all subject areas at all levels. The World Book area is particularly good within which the early learning section has online games and the encyclopaedia section is excellent
www.twinkl.ie There continues to be a free account option for some of their resources
Go to the Resources Section to give you access to Printable Worksheets, Online Games, Interactive Activities in English & Maths as well as a Worksheet Generator.
There are some emoji puzzles here you might enjoy solving as well as lots of other activities for various subject areas.
This is the Dorling Kindersley website which has a wide range of general resources
Learn to Type!!
Why not learn a new skill like typing! This is available free of charge at the link below 🙂
Baking: There are lots of yummy recipes to bake and cook at the link below.
Art & Craft: Take a look and try out some of the creative ideas at the websites below
Please try your best everybody to get the written work done in the books mentioned above and then enjoy exploring some of these great educational programmes and websites. They are there for us all to enjoy! It is important at this time to keep ourselves busy as naturally we all are missing aspects of our life which we have to put on hold for another little while. I miss school and I miss you all and the staff very much. Please get in touch through the school website if and when you need to. Take Care and remember to help out as much as you can at home as your parents are doing so much to keep you all safe and well 🙂