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Hello to the Senior Classroom!

Hello to you all and I hope you are all keeping safe and well. I am keeping well and am following all the safety measures our government has asked us to do for our country. Not going to school every day feels very strange and I miss seeing you all at Wandesforde and meeting my friends and family. However, I know this is only short term so I know I will see you and all the teachers back in Wandesforde soon! 🙂

I understand families are extremely busy at the moment but it is important for us all to stay in touch with education whether it be reading, writing, playing board games, doing exercise or engaging in everyday household chores. As we are likely to be out of school for the next few weeks, I have put together some details of work you can do to keep yourself engaged and focused on your learning.

English:

Reading: Continue to read your own novels at home

Class Reader: Read the next chapter of your class reader.

-4th & 5th Class Pg 198-203 & answer the questions orally on pg 204 & 205.

-6th Class Pg 194-201 & answer the questions orally on Page 202 & 203

Written Work: Complete another 2 pages of Just Handwriting Pg 36&37.

Spelling: Complete Spellwell Pg 58 & 59

Oral Language: CJFallon have given pupils access to the teacher’s online resources. Go to cjfallon.ie and click on Quicklinks, then Rainbow OLP 3rd -6th. Click on the picture of your child’s reader and then choose Unit 8. The children can work their way through the video clips and oral language activities.

Maths: Complete the next 2 pages of Mental Maths Pg 66 & 67 and the next 2 pages of Tables Champion Pg 34 & 35

Gaeilge: Complete the next 3 pages of Fuaimeanna & Focail Pg 79-81

SESE: Project Work:

Over the next couple of weeks, you will be doing a project on a topic of interest to you. It is important to pick an area you would like to explore more. There are many ways you can present your project. It can be written or typed and it can be displayed in a ring binder, scrapbook, on a large poster/chart or as a Powerpoint presentation on a memory stick.

Once you have chosen your topic, there are many sections you will need to put into your project. Below are the parts you should consider putting into your project.

  • Cover Page: It should contain the title of your project as well as a picture relating to the title. Your cover page should be put on the cover of your scrapbook and ringbinder/folder.
  • Introduction: This tells the reader what your project is about and why you chose the topic as well as how/where you are hoping to get the information.
  • Contents Page: Gives details of the breakdown of the chapters in your project
  • Chapters: it’s best to pick 3/4 areas relating to your project and to cover these areas as thoroughly as you can under chapter headings.

Example: If you pick the Topic “The Famine” you might break it up into sections like so:

1. Causes of the Famine

2. People in Famine Times.

3. Famine & Emigration  

4. Ireland after the Famine

In your chapters, it is important to compliment your writing and text with pictures/maps/diagrams etc. relating to what you are talking about.

  • Conclusion: This is where you summarise how your project went for you. You might want to say what you enjoyed mostly about your project, what you learned during the project as well as what you found difficult.
  • Acknowledgement Page: This is where you acknowledge the people who helped you during your project.
  • Glossary: A list of terms and difficult words relating to your project in alphabetical order which explain their meanings.
  • Bibliography: This is where you record the names of books you used in your research. It is also where you record the names of any websites you used also.

Optional Ideas for your Project

At the end of your project you might like to put in some of the following ideas:

  • A quiz/games page (wordsearch, crossword, true/false statements) on the topic
  • Drawings/Maps and other artwork to compliment your topic.

The above is an outline of what projects should have. Try your best to include these headings. Don’t forget to pick a few areas in your topic. It won’t be possible to cover everything so pick 3/4 areas and concentrate on them.

Enjoy your time exploring your project area and remember to keep it clear for all to see and understand.

Educational Websites

As mentioned already in a text message sent to you, there are many websites which are offering free and educational resources for children. Take a look at them and encourage your children to try out a few!

All Subject Areas: www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS

Health &Fitness & Well Being: https://app.gonoodle.com/login https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/

English: https://bogglesworldesl.com/cloze_activities.htm

Maths: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ https://ie.ixl.com/ https://www.mathplayground.com/ https://www.folensonline.ie/ https://www.prodigygame.com/

SESE: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ https://mysteryscience.com/

Typing Games: https://www.education.com/game/typing-fun-facts/

Reading Programme: https://readingeggspress.com/

Daily Stay at Home Quiz: https://www.seomraranga.com/2020/03/stay-at-home-quiz/ Answers need to be in by 3pm each day to be in with a chance to win €20 Book Voucher

Make sure to timetable schoolwork into your daily routine (Mon-Fri) as it will be of great benefit to you for when we all return to school. In the meantime, enjoy your time at home with your families and make sure to help out your parents in any way you can as you all know that “Many Hands Make Light Work!”

I hope you and your families continue to remain safe and well and I will see you all back at Wandesforde soon 🙂

Take Care,

Ms Wilson 🙂

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4 Responses to Hello to the Senior Classroom!

  1. Jan says:

    Hi Davina, thanks for all the work and ideas, it’s a great help. Stay safe and well.

  2. Susie says:

    Hi Davina, glad to hear you are keeping safe and well. We are carrying on with all the work and a few extras. The websites are great. Hope to see everyone soon.

  3. Davina says:

    Thanks Susie and Jan for getting in touch. The websites are very useful and I’m sure there are lots of others you may know of too! Glad you’re all keeping well 🙂

  4. Michele Morris says:

    Hi Miss Wilson,

    Thanks for all the work. Rico may have to re-write his schedule to fit it in. 😉. Be safe.

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