Hi again to all pupils and parents of 4th, 5th & 6th Class. It feels like ages since we were in school together and I hope you are all keeping safe and well. I am keeping well and trying to keep busy doing school work, housework and keeping in touch with family and friends over the phone. I am sure some of you are texting and keeping in touch with each other and your extended families through technology so be sure to keep that up! I was thinking that it might be a nice idea for you to write a postcard, letter or card to someone (friend or family member) you may not get to talk to so much at the moment. We all know how nice it is to receive something in the post! Anyhow it is just an idea!
I have been keeping in touch with the teachers too who are all keeping well and like everybody else, we are missing our day to day routines. Believe it or not Seniors, I am becoming a bit of a “techie” during this time at home and I have managed to set up a Zoom meeting which I have been using regularly to keep in touch with groups of friends.
As we are likely to be out of school for another while, I have put together some details of work you can do over the next fortnight (20th April – 1st May) Once again, I understand families are extremely busy at the moment but it is important for you to stay in touch with education whether it be doing daily exercise, reading, writing, baking, gardening or engaging in hobbies you enjoy.
This is just a selection of work you can dip in and out of over the next while. It is important for all of us (including me) to keep in touch with our learning and our work so please give it your best shot!
Also, I would love to hear from you all through the website so if you get a chance, ask for permission from your parents and upload a message in the comment box so we can all keep in touch 🙂 You might also like to send some photos of your work (art, craft, drawings, books you’re reading, board games you’re playing, homebaking, hobbies or jobs you’re involved in at home etc.)to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to write Ms. Wilson in the subject heading of your email. Please make sure to ask for your parents’ permission before sending photos. I will then put up these photos onto the school website so we can keep in touch in a fun and engaging way 🙂
Reading: Continue to read your own novels at home
Reading Log: Please keep an account of the books you have read during your time at home. I’ve attached an example of what you can mention in your reading log. 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: “Refugees” Pg 206- 209 & answer the questions orally on pg 210 & 211. Read “Walk by the Canal” Pg 213-217 & answer the questions orally on Pg 218 & 219
–6th Class: Read Flying High: “Japan” Pg 204-207 & answer the questions orally on Pg 208 & 209. Read “The Wonderling” Pg 210-215 & answer the questions orally on Pg 216 & 217
Written Work: Complete another 3 pages of Just Handwriting Pg 38-40.
Spelling: Complete Spellwell Pg 60-63
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 9. The children can work their way through the video clips and oral language activities.
Maths: Complete the next 6 pages of Mental Maths Pg 68-73 and the next 3 pages of Tables Champion Pg 36-38
Gaeilge: Complete the next 6 pages of Fuaimeanna & Focail Pg 82-87
Music Generation Workshops: Please find Music Workshops Clare has prepared for the class to engage with over the next few weeks.
SESE: Project Work: Be sure to be putting your project together during this time. If you have finished it, read back through it and edit it if needs be. You should also use this time to present your project orally to members of your family so that you are ready to do it when we return to school soon 😉
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!
You can browse through various historical objects and then complete the test your knowledge quiz at the end of each section.
SESE: Healthy Eating : Great challenge for the whole family to take part in & it is free 🙂
SESE: Grow your own Produce at Home!
English: Classic Stories, Legends, Myths and Folktales-audio option also available for stories.
English: Creative Writing
You can complete a selection of the daily topics for April and May from the link below. Use a copybook to record what you do 😉
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.
Great website for exploring all subject areas 🙂
Learn to Type!!
Why not learn a new skill like typing! This is available free of charge at the link below 🙂
Keep active during this time too. Try the following websites and work your way through the different levels
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
Lots of various physical exercises to keep us all active during our time at home 🙂
Music: At the moment you Can enrol for Free 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 links below 😉
Take Care everybody and please remember to leave a little message in the comment box on this blogpost for your classmates or if possible send on photos of your “work at home” to the school email.
Ms. Wilson 🙂