5th Class

Teacher’s Name: Ms Sarah Pilkington
Teacher’s Email: spilkington @ stbrendansps.ie

SEN teacher support dcunningham @stbrendansps.ie
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22nd – 25th June 2020 (Virtual Sports Week)
5th Class Work List
Teacher email: spilkington@stbrendansps.ie

English:
• read theory.org
• Epic!
• Seesaw activities

Maths:
• Seesaw activities

Virtual Sports Week

Here are some sports activities for our last week! Try and complete as many as you can throughout the week. Get as many people in your family as you can to take part and have fun! Send us a photo of how you get on through Seesaw.

• St. Brendan’s Tea bag challenge
• Sack race of three legged race
• Wellie throw into a bucket/bin or over a goal post
• ‘Make your own hurdle’ race
• Hang tough
• *Water relay race
• Keepie uppies-how many can you do in 1 minute?
• Skipping-how many skips can you do in 2 minutes?
• *Obstacle course

*Water relay race- set up 2 containers / buckets a distance apart. Fill one of these with water and leave the other one empty. How fast can you fill one into the other using a cup?

*Obstacle course- Build a fun obstacle course using whatever is available to get the whole family running, jumping, hopping and crawling! See who can complete it the quickest and challenge yourself to beat your own time.

Beat the Teacher
The Plank Challenge- get your body in the ‘plank’ position which is like a push-up. How long can you hold this position for?
Can you beat your teacher?

15th – 19th June 2020 (Virtual Tour Week)
5th Class Work List
Teacher email: spilkington@stbrendansps.ie

English:
• read theory.org
• Epic!
• Seesaw activities

Maths:
• Revise 7-12 times tables
• Seesaw activities

Gaeilge

• Revise verbs from week 5 & 6 of distant learning. Ensure you know the English meaning of each one and vice versa. Scroll down on Distant Learning 2020 section on school website to see English pronunciation.
Wk. 5: Bhuaigh (won), D’fhéach (looked), Shiúil (walked), Chuir (put)
Wk. 6: D’ith (ate), Ghlaoigh (called), Rinne (made), D’fhan (stayed)

Virtual Tour Week

Monday:
Destination – Dublin Zoo

Virtual Tours

Animal Encyclopedia


Animal Sound Quiz

Activities
1. Click on the first link and watch as many of the videos of the animals as you like.
2. Click on the second link and choose an animal to learn about.
3. Create a report about your animal and upload it to Seesaw. (See template below or in Seesaw if you like)
You can write it, type it or voice record it. Remember in a report you should talk about:
• What the animal looks like
• Where the animal lives
• What food the animal eats
• What the animal can do
4. Click on the third link and try the Animal Quiz.

Tuesday
Destination- Legoland, Windsor, Uk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khqY6n0Xg
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http://www.film360.com/legoland_vtour2/

Activities
1. Click on the first link to watch a video of Miniland. What buildings or parts of the world do you recognise?
2. Click on the second link to explore it more!
3. Click on the third link to watch today’s lego challenge. You must make something from one of the continents of the world.
4. Upload a photo to Seesaw.

Wednesday
Destination – Monteray Bay Aquarium, California – Sea Otters
https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals
/animals-a-to-z/sea-otter

Activities
1. Scroll down and read about sea otters.
2. Watch the videos about how much they eat, about their fur, and about the sea otters in Monteray Bay Aquarium.
3. Click on the second link and watch how to draw a sea otter.
4. Upload your picture to Seesaw.

Thursday
Destination – Your choice!
Where would you like to bring your teacher on a tour of?

Activities
Bring your teacher on a tour to a destination of your choice! Maybe it’s of somewhere you like to visit? Maybe it’s somewhere near your house? Maybe it’s your garden?
You can tell your teacher about it by taking photos, drawing it, writing about it, making a video or voice recording telling about it. You choose how you want to show your teacher and upload it to Seesaw. (You can do this as a family if you like)

Friday
Review

What was your favourite place to visit virtually this week and why?

You can write about it, draw it, video yourself like a presenter or make a voice recording and add it to Seesaw.

8th – 12th June 2020 (Assessment Week)
5th Class Work List
Teacher email: spilkington@stbrendansps.ie
English:
• Complete English assessment
• read theory.org
• Epic!
• Seesaw activities

Maths:
• Complete maths assessment
• Revise 2 – 6 times tables
• Seesaw activities

Gaeilge
• Complete Gaeilge assessment
• Ceisteanna – learn these off by heart
Cén? = which?
Cé mhéad = how many?
Cad? = what
Cathain? = When?

• Revise verbs from week 3 & 4 of distant learning. Ensure you know the English meaning of each one and vice versa. Scroll down on Distant Learning 2020 section on school website to see English pronunciation.
Wk. 3: D’oscail (opened), Shuigh (sat), Chuala (heard), Rith (ran)
Wk. 4: Chonaic (saw), Ghoid (stole), Thosaigh (started), Tháinig (came)

3rd- 5th June 2020
5th Class Work List
Teacher email: spilkington@stbrendansps.ie
English:
Ms. Pilkington’s group:
• Reading Zone Unit 10 – read pgs. 46,47 & 48. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 49 & 50
• Spellbound week 35 (please email me for the answers if you wish)
• Reading: Read theory.org or Epic! – read books online
• Seesaw – novel work and other literacy activities
• Writing- Reading Zone page 50 part F.

Suggested weekly plan of work for English:
Wednesday- RZ: Read text and complete parts A and B.
Spb: Ex. 1.
Seesaw activities.
Thursday- RZ: complete part C&D.
Spb: Ex. 2.
Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.
Seesaw activities.
Friday – RZ: Complete part E and F.
Seesaw activities.
Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.

*Additional work if needed- look up the highlighted red words in the RZ text, write their definitions and put them into sentences.

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
Wednesday – write a recount about your long weekend
Thursday – write a book review about your favourite all time book
Friday – Diary entry – You are a soldier in World War II on the frontline. Write a diary entry for one day. Try to be historically correct with the dates.
Ms. Doyle’s group:
• Write a recount about your long weekend.
• Starlight 4th Unit 8a – read pg. 90. Complete activities A, D and E on pgs. 91-92
• Read theory.org
• Epic! – read books online
• Seesaw
Suggested weekly plan of work for Mr Cunningham & Ms Doyle’s English:
Wednesday- SL: Read text and complete part A. Plan recount. Seesaw activities.
Thursday – SL: Complete part D. Write recount. Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.
Friday- SL: Complete part E. Edit recount using CUPS (C=capital letters, U = will the reader understand it? P= punctuation, S = spellings). Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home

Maths:
Ms. Pilkington’s group:
• Master your Maths – complete any days/Friday tests missed throughout the year (1 per day)
• Action Maths – 3D Shapes pg. 118-122
Please email me for answers.
Suggested weekly plan of work for Maths:
Wednesday: MyM. AM pg. 118 & 119. Seesaw activities
Thursday: MyM. AM pg. 120 and pg. 121 Q 1&2. Seesaw activities
Friday: MyM. AM pg. 121 Q 3&4 and pg. 122. Seesaw activities

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Action Maths 4th – Let’s Look Back 4
Wednesday: pg. 112
Thursday: pg. 113
Friday: pg. 114
• Maths activities on Seesaw.
• Please upload work to Seesaw

Ms. Stack’s group:
• Continue on with Master Your Maths- one unit per day.
• Action Maths Unit 11 Area pg. 80, pg. 81 Q1&2, pg. 82, pg. 83 Q1&2
• Upload work to Seesaw

Gaeilge
• Am don Léamh- pg. read pg. 38, answer parts A – D on pg. 39. (please email me for recording & translation of text and questions)

Fóclóir to help with story:
An doras cúil=the back door
Anuas = down
Sásar bainne = saucer of milk
Ar an talamh = on the ground
Fág= leave
Tar isteach = come in

Cesiteanna: (please try and learn these off by heart)
Cé? = who?
Cá? = where?
Céard? = what?

• Revise verbs from week 1 & 2 of distant learning. Ensure you know the English meaning of each one and vice versa. Scroll down on Distant Learning 2020 section on school website to see English pronunciation.
Wk. 1: Bhailigh (collected), D’éist (listened), Bhris(broke), D’fhág (left)
Wk. 2: Fuair (got), Thóg (took), Cheannaigh (bought), Chodail (slept)

25th – 28th May
5th Class Work List
Teacher email: spilkington@stbrendansps.ie
English:
Ms. Pilkington’s group:
• Reading Zone Unit 9 – read pgs. 42&43. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 44 & 45
• Vocabulary – look up the 9 words highlighted in red from the text, write their definitions and put them into sentences.
• Spellbound week 34 Ex 1-4 (please email me for the answers if you wish)
• Reading: Read theory.org or Epic! – read books online
• Seesaw – novel work and other literacy activities
• Writing- Reading Zone page 45 part G.

Suggested weekly plan of work for English:
Monday- RZ: Read text and look up highlighted words in red. Put the new red words into sentences.
Spb: Ex. 1.
Complete character plan for narrative writing. (see above)
Seesaw activities.
Tuesday- RZ: Re-read text and complete parts A and B.
Spb: Ex. 2.
Seesaw activities.
Wednesday- RZ: complete part C&D.
Spb: Ex.3.
Seesaw activities.
Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.
Thursday – RZ: Complete part E and G.
Spb: Ex. 4.
Seesaw activities.
Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Starlight 4th Unit 12a – read pgs. 134- 136. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 137 & 138
• Please continue with read theory- challenge yourself to move up a level
• Literacy activities on Seesaw
• Upload work to Seesaw

Ms. Doyle’s group:
• Starlight 4th Unit 7a – read pgs. 78-80 Complete activities A – E on pgs. 81-82
• Read theory.org
• Epic! – read books online
• Seesaw
• Complete narrative story from Ms Pilkington’s English group if you wish (see above)
Suggested weekly plan of work for Mr Cunningham & Ms Doyle’s English:
Monday- SL: Read text and complete part A. Seesaw activities.
Tuesday- SL: Read text again and complete part B. Seesaw activities.
Wednesday- SL: Complete part C. Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.
Thursday – SL: Complete part D&E. Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.

Maths:
Ms. Pilkington’s group:
• Master your Maths – complete any days/Friday tests missed throughout the year (1 per day)
• Action Maths –Percentages (1) pg. 138, 139 Q5, 140,141, 142
Please email me for answers.
Suggested weekly plan of work for Maths:
Monday: Mym. AM pg. 138 & 139 Q5. (See video on Seesaw for help). Seesaw activities
Tuesday: MyM. AM pg. 140. (See video on Seesaw for help) Seesaw activities
Wednesday: MyM. AM pg. 141. (See video on Seesaw for help) Seesaw activities
Thursday: MyM. AM pg. 142. (See video on Seesaw for help) Seesaw activities

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Action Maths 4th – Unit 11 Fractions pgs. 79-85
• Maths activities on Seesaw.

Ms. Stack’s group:
• Continue on with Master Your Maths- one unit per day.
• Action Maths Unit 10 Decimals (1) pg. 71, pg. 72 Q1-4, pg. 73.
• Upload work to Seesaw

Gaeilge
• Am don Léamh- pg. read pg. 36, answer parts A – D on pg. 37. (please email me for recording & translation of text and questions)

Fóclóir to help with story:
Ildaite = multi-coloured/colourful
Mhaisigh = decorated
Soilse = lights
Gach duine = everyone
In am = in time
An-gheal = very bright
Briste = broken

Cesiteanna: (please try and learn these off by heart)
Cé? = who?
Cá? = where?
Conas? = how?

• Revise/learn the following verbs. Write them into Irish hardback copies if you have them and put them into sentences if you can – (don’t forget to change the ‘mé’ part if you wish – Eg. D’inis sí an scéal do na gardaí).

1. D’inis mé = I told (din-ish may)
2. Thug mé = I gave (hug may)
3. Dúirt mé = I said (door-t may)
4. Rug mé = I grabbed/caught (rug may)

SESE
Science – Working Scientifically
Conduct an experiment to find out if exercise makes your heart beat faster.
Use the following scientific method used by most scientists.
1. Ask a Question (What do you want to find out)– Does exercise make your heart beat faster?
2. Conduct Research (What is already known about the topic?) – Find out the normal resting heart rate, and the normal heart rate during exercise for a human.
3. Write a Hypothesis (What do you think the answer is?) – running for 30 seconds will increase a person’s heart rate.
4. Design an Experiment (How will you test your hypothesis fairly and accurately?) – Set up an experiment to take three people’s heart rate while they are resting. Then plan to have each person run for 30 seconds before you retake their heart rate.
5. Conduct the Experiment (Follow the steps of your experiment and record the results.) – Conduct the test and record the results.
6. Analyse the Results (What can you conclude from the result of your experiment?) – Each person’s heart rate increased. The hypothesis was correct.
7. Communicate (How will you share what you have learned?) – Create a report or presentation to share your findings.

If an experiment does not produce the expected results and the hypothesis is not proved to be correct, the scientist may adjust their hypothesis and test again.

Use this scientific method to carry out the above experiment.
Can you come up with any other theory/idea and test them to see if you are correct using the scientific method?

18th – 22nd May
5th Class Work List
Teacher email: spilkington@stbrendansps.ie
English:
Ms. Pilkington’s group:
• Reading Zone Unit 8 – read pgs. 37, 38 & 39. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 40 & 41
• Vocabulary – look up the 9 words highlighted in red from the text, write their definitions and put them into sentences.
• Spellbound week 33 (please email me for the answers if you wish)
• Reading: Read theory.org or Epic! – read books online
• Seesaw – novel work and other literacy activities
• Writing- Narrative: plan and write a narrative story that has strange characters.
When planning
– start with a character map – who is your main character(s), what do they look/sound/smell like, what are their interests, have they special powers etc.
– Then focus on your 3 Ps – person/people, a place and a problem.
– Choose an interesting story hook to open your narrative (some good story hooks begin with dialogue, a question, an interesting fact, a vivid description or a mysterious situation –something that will grasp the reader’s attention and make them want to read more.
– Choose your audience – who would you like to read this story?
– Choose an interesting title that will be appealing to the reader
When writing
– Begin with a story hook (see planning section)
– Use paragraphs – a new paragraph can mark a change of time, place, subject or a new speaker (in dialogue)
– Use descriptive language – use lots of different adjectives, verbs, adverbs. Try include at least one simile (he ran as fast as the wind etc.) and metaphor (he is a night owl/it was raining cats and dogs etc.)
– In your final paragraph, state the result of the problem (the problem is usually solved by the end of the story) and the characters’ thoughts/feelings e.g. Deep down she knew that, whatever happened in the race, she was already a winner. You may also decide to leave the story on a cliff hanger as I know a lot of you love to do!! 🙂
When editing remember to use CUPS

C- have I used capital letters?
U- can the reader understand what I am trying to say? Does it make sense?
P – have I used the correct punctuation? (speech marks, commas, full stops, exclamation marks, question marks)
S – Have I checked my spellings?

Please upload a picture of your narratives to Seesaw or email it if typing. I’m looking forward to reading them!

Suggested weekly plan of work for English:
Monday- RZ: Read text and look up highlighted words in red. Put the new red words into sentences.
Spb: Ex. 1.
Complete character plan for narrative writing. (see above)
Seesaw activities.
Tuesday- RZ: Re-read text and complete parts A and B.
Spb: Ex. 2.
Complete narrative plan – Title:, Person/People:, Place:, Problem:, Solution/Outcome:
Seesaw activities.
Wednesday- RZ: complete part C.
Spb: Ex.3.
Write/type your narrative story.
Seesaw activities.
Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.
Thursday – RZ: Complete part D.
Spb: Ex. 4.
Edit your narrative story using CUPS
Seesaw activities.
Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.
Friday – RZ: Complete part E.
Spb: Ex. 5.
Finish narrative.
Seesaw activities.
Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Starlight 4th Unit 11b – read pgs. 128-130. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 131 & 132
• Please continue with read theory
• Literacy activities on Seesaw
• Upload work to Seesaw
• Complete narrative story from Ms Pilkington’s English group if you wish (see above)

Ms. Doyle’s group:
• Starlight 4th Unit 6b – read pgs. 72-74 Complete activities A – E on pgs. 75 & 76
• Read theory.org
• Epic! – read books online
• Seesaw
• Complete narrative story from Ms Pilkington’s English group if you wish (see above)
Suggested weekly plan of work for Mr Cunnigham & Ms Doyle’s English:
Monday- SL: Read text and complete part A. Seesaw activities.
Tuesday- SL: Read text again and complete part B. Seesaw activities.
Wednesday- SL: Complete part C. Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.
Thursday – SL: Complete part D. Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.
Friday – SL: Complete part E. Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.

Maths:
Ms. Pilkington’s group:
• Master your Maths – complete any days/Friday tests missed throughout the year (1 per day)
• Action Maths – Length pg. 115-117, Percentages (1) pg. 136&137 (see Seesaw on Thurs. & Fri. for videos to help with percentages – we will give it a go and see how we get on!)
Please email me for answers.
Suggested weekly plan of work for Maths:
Monday: Mym. AM pg. 115 (complete as many word problems as possible). Seesaw activities
Tuesday: MyM. AM pg. 116 – Perimeter – remember to add EVERY side of the shape. Use your ruler for Q.1 and make sure you’re exact with your measurement. For Q 3 & 4 remember that a rectangle has 2 lengths that are equal and 2 widths that are equal. Therefore, to find the perimeter of a rectangle we can add the length and the width and multiply by 2. (L + W) X 2= perimeter of a rectangle. Seesaw activities
Wednesday: MyM. AM pg. 117 For Q 2 &3 remember that all the sides of a square are equal. Therefore, we can multiply the length of the square’s side by 4 to get the perimeter. Seesaw activities
Thursday: MyM. AM pg. 136 Discuss Q 1-5 with an adult/older sibling. Q 6 & 7 are revision of fractions. (See Seesaw video for help). Seesaw activities
Friday: Mym. AM pg. 137 Q1, 4 & 5. (See Seesaw video for help). Seesaw activities

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Action Maths 4th – Unit 10 2D Shapes pgs. 70-75.
• Maths activities on Seesaw.

Ms. Stack’s group:
• Continue on with Master Your Maths- one unit per day.
• Action Maths Unit 9 Time pages 66 – 69
• Upload work to Seesaw

Gaeilge
• Am don Léamh- pg. read pg. 34, answer parts A – D on pg. 35 ( skip Lá an Deoilín) (please email me for recording & translation of text and questions)
Fóclóir to help with story:
Ag sciáil = skiing
Sneachta = snow
Na sléibhte = the mountains
Cártaí poist = post cards
Do bhean = to a woman
Grianghraf = photograph
Ar chúl = on the back
Sa seaicéad dearg = in the red jacket
Spéaclaí gréine = sunglasses
Ag dul abhaile = going home

Cesiteanna: (please try and learn these off by heart)
Cé? = who?
Céard? = what?
Cén? = Which?

• Revise/learn the following verbs. Write them into Irish hardback copies if you have them and put them into sentences if you can – (don’t forget to change the ‘mé’ part if you wish – Eg. D’fhéach sé amach an fhuinneog agus chonaic sé na sléibhte).

1. D’ith mé = I ate (dih may)
2. Ghlaoigh mé = I called (glay – uk may)
3. Rinne mé = I made (rin-a may)
4. D’fhan mé = I stayed (don may)

SESE
Geography- The Local Natural Environment
There are many scenic landscapes in and around our locality. Choose one of the following landscapes and design a poster or brochure that would encourage tourism in the locality.
Birr Castle Demesne – Parklands and Gardens
Include a briefly labelled map, the rivers that flows through the castle, the flora and fauna found here (plant and animal life), and things to do and see here.
You will find information here https://birrcastle.com/ Click on the Parklands & Gardens tab.

The Slieve Bloom Mountains
Include information on one of the loop walks or bike trails, a river that rises in the Slieve Blooms, the flora and fauna found here (plant and animal life- you will find this under the ‘Places to see’ tab), and things to do and see here. Also include places to stay and eat – that would really appeal to tourists!!
You will find information here https://slievebloom.ie/

Lough Boora Discovery Park
Include a briefly labelled map of the park, lakes and wetlands found here, the flora and fauna found here (plant and animal life), and things to do and see here.
You will find information here https://www.loughboora.com/

Keep it brief, maybe use bullet points and include lots of pictures and colour – remember that too much writing will not appeal to tourists! Enjoy! 🙂

11th – 15th May

5th Class Work List                                        

Teacher email: spilkington@stbrendansps.ie                   

English:

Ms. Pilkington’s group:

  • Reading Zone Unit 7 – read pgs. 32, 33 & 34. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 36 & 36
  • Vocabulary – look up the 12 words highlighted in red from the text, write their definitions and put them into sentences.
  • Writing- Reading Zone pg 36 – Choose part F or G
  • Spellbound week 32 (please email me for the answers if you wish)
  • Read theory.org
  • Epic! – read books online
  • Seesaw – novel work and other literacy activities

Suggested weekly plan of work for English:

Monday– RZ: Read text and look up highlighted words in red. Put the new red words into sentences. Spb: Ex. 1. Seesaw activities.

Tuesday- RZ: Re-read text and complete parts A and B. Spb: Ex. 2. Seesaw activities.

Wednesday– RZ: complete parts C and D. Spb: Ex. 3. Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.

Thursday – RZ: Complete part E . Spb: Ex. 4. Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.

Friday – RZ: Complete parts F or G. Spb: Ex. 5. Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Starlight 4th Unit 11a – read pgs. 122-124. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 125 & 126
  • Please continue with read theory
  • Literacy activities on Seesaw
  • Upload work to Seesaw

 

Ms. Doyle’s group:

  • Starlight 4th Unit 6a – read pgs. 66-68. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 69 & 70
  • Read theory.org
  • Epic! – read books online
  • Seesaw

Suggested weekly plan of work for Mr Cunnigham & Ms Doyle’s English:

Monday– SL: Read text and complete part A. Seesaw activities.

Tuesday- SL: Read text again and complete part B. Seesaw activities.

Wednesday– SL: Complete part C. Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.

Thursday – SL: Complete part D. Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.

Friday – SL: Complete part E. Seesaw activities. Read a text from Epic! or read theory, or your own book at home.

 

 

Maths:

Ms. Pilkington’s group:

  • Master your Maths – complete any days/Friday tests missed throughout the year (1 per day)
  • Action Maths – Length pg. 111-114

Please email me for answers.

Suggested weekly plan of work for Maths:

Monday: Mym. AM pg. 111. Seesaw activities

Tuesday: MyM.  AM pg. 112 (for Q. 3 you can choose any 5 objects you have at home) Seesaw activities

Wednesday: MyM.  AM pg. 113 Q 1-4. Seesaw activities

Thursday: MyM.  AM pg. 113 Q 5 – 8.  (Remember 10mm= 1 cm, 1000mm = 1m) Seesaw activities

Friday: Mym. AM pg. 114. Seesaw activities

 

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Action Maths 4th – Unit 9 Money pgs. 63-69. Upload work to Seesaw.

 

Ms. Grime’s group:

  • Continue on with Master Your Maths- one unit per day.
  • Action Maths Unit 16 3D shapes pgs. 118-122
  • Post work to Seesaw

 

Gaeilge

  • Am don Léamh- pg. read pg. 30, answer parts A – D on pg. 29 (please email me for recording & translation of text and questions)

 

  • Revise/learn the following verbs. Write them into Irish hardback copies if you have them and put them into sentences if you can – (don’t forget to change the ‘mé’ part if you wish – Eg. D’fhéach amach an fhuinneog agus chonaic sé na sléibhte).

 

  1. Bhuaigh mé = I won     (voo-ig may)
  2. D’fhéach mé = I looked    (day – uk may)
  3. Shiúil mé = I walked           (hue-il may)
  4. Chuir mé = I put                (kwir may)

 

SESE

History- Local History

Choose any area or landmark in Birr and research its history. Write or type about what you have learned. Include pictures, old and present,  if you can!

A nice one to do would be Birr Castle. You could research the history of the castle itself, the Parsons family or the Great Telescope. You will find information on this on www.birrcastle.com and click on the ‘HERITAGE’ tab.

 

You could also focus on the history of the town itself. You will find information here http://www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/digital-book-collection/digital-books-by-county/offaly/cooke-the-early-history-o/

 

Another suggestion would be to research about the first ever All-Ireland Hurling Final which was played in Birr. https://www.rte.ie/culture/2018/0917/994350-the-day-of-the-first-all-ireland-hurling-final/

 

Enjoy!

5th – 8th  May

5th Class Work List                                        

Teacher email: spilkington@stbrendansps.ie                   

English:

Ms. Pilkington’s group:

  • Reading Zone Unit 6 – read pgs. 28 & 29. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 30 & 31
  • Vocabulary – look up the 9 words highlighted in red from the text, write their definitions and put them into sentences.
  • Writing- Reading Zone pg 31 – Choose part F or G
  • Spellbound week 31 (please email me for the answers if you wish)
  • Read theory.org
  • Epic! – read books online
  • Seesaw – novel work and other literacy activities

Suggested weekly plan of work for English:

Tuesday– RZ: Read text and look up highlighted words in red. Put the new red words into sentences. Spb: Ex. 1 & 2. Seesaw activities.

Wednesday– RZ: Read text again and complete part A and B. Spb: Ex. 3 & 4. Seesaw activities.

Thursday – RZ: Complete part C & D. Read a text from Epic! or read theory. Spb: Ex. 5 & 6. Seesaw activities.

Friday – RZ: Complete parts E & F or G. Spb: Ex. 7. Seesaw activities.

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Starlight 4th Unit 10b – read pgs. 116-118 . Complete activities A – E on pgs. 119 & 120
  • Please continue with read theory
  • Literacy activities on Seesaw

 

Ms. Doyle’s group:

  • Starlight 4th Unit 5b – read pgs. 60-62. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 63 & 64
  • Read theory.org
  • Epic! – read books online
  • Seesaw

 

Maths:

Ms. Pilkington’s group:

  • Master your Maths – complete any days/Friday tests missed throughout the year
  • Action Maths – Decimals (2)   106 – 8&9, pg. 107, 108

Length pg. 109

Please email me for answers.

Suggested weekly plan of work for Maths:

Tuesday: MyM.  AM: pg 106 Q 8 & 9 , pg. 107 Q 1-7

Wednesday: MyM.  AM: pg. 107 Q 8 & 9, pg. 108 Q 1

Thursday: MyM.  AM pg. 108 2-4

Friday: MyM.  AM pg. 109 Q1-12. Remember 1m=100cm and 1km = 1,000m. When finding a fraction of the length remember to divide by the bottom ( denominator) and multiply your answer by the top (numerator). Example: ½m = 50cm because 100cm÷2 =50x 1= 50cm.

 

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Action Maths 4th – Unit 5 Lines and Angles pgs. 41-51. Upload pictures to Seesaw.
  • Games on topmarks.co.uk

 

Ms. Grime’s group:

  • Continue on with Master Your Maths – send pictures of completed work on Seesaw for Ms Grimes to correct
  • Action Maths Lets Look Back pgs. 55-57

 

Gaeilge

  • Am don Léamh- pg. read pg. 28, answer parts A – D on pg. 29 (please email me for recording & translation of text and questions)

 

  • Revise/learn the following verbs. Write them into Irish hardback copies if you have them and put them into sentences if you can – (don’t forget to change the ‘mé’ part if you wish – Eg. Ghoid an ghadaí tilifís mór).

 

  1. Chonaic mé = I saw     (kun-ic may)
  2. Ghoid mé = I stole            (gwid may)
  3. Thosaigh mé = I started     (huss-ig may)
  4. Tháinig mé = I came            (hawn-ig may)

 

SESE

Geography – Mountains and Oceans

Use World Book Online or google to research the following:

  1. On which continent would you find each of these mountain ranges?
  2. Rockies
  3. Alps
  4. Andes
  5. Ethiopian highlands
  6. Himalayas
  7. Caucasus

 

  1. Look a world map and locate each of these oceans:
  2. Pacific Ocean
  3. Atlantic Ocean
  4. Indian Ocean
  5. Southern Ocean
  6. Arctic Ocean

 

  1. What ocean or oceans touch each of these places?
  2. Ireland
  3. Australia
  4. South America
  5. Africa
  6. USA
  7. Antartica

 

  1. Research information about Mount Everest – include where in the world it is located, its height, who first two men to climb the mountain were and at least two interesting facts about it.

 

Remember to access world book online through the scoilnet website to help you with

 

 

27th April – 1st May

5th Class Work List                                        

Teacher email: spilkington@stbrendansps.ie                   

English:

Ms. Pilkington’s group:

  • Reading Zone Unit 5 – read pgs. 23-25. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 26 & 27
  • Vocabulary – look up the 9 words highlighted in red from the text, write their definitions and put them into sentences.
  • Writing- Procedural – Plan and write a procedure about how to play your favourite game. Remember to include the goal (the game you’ll be playing), the equipment, the method (in ordered steps and using ‘bossy’ verbs e.g. throw, roll, choose etc.) and the evaluation (could you make the game better/harder/easier etc.
  • Spellbound week 30 (please email me for the answers if you wish)
  • org
  • Epic! – read books online
  • Seesaw – novel work and other literacy activities

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Starlight 4th Unit 10a – read pgs. 110-112. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 113 & 114
  • Please continue with read theory
  • Literacy activities on Seesaw – please try send an audio recording of your news

 

Ms. Doyle’s group:

  • Starlight 4th Unit 5a – read pgs. 54-56. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 57 & 58
  • org
  • Epic! – read books online
  • Seesaw

 

Maths:

Ms. Pilkington’s group:

  • Master your Maths – week 30 & Friday test
  • Action Maths – Continue on with Let’s Look back 2 & 3 if not completed.

Unit 14 Decimals (2) pg. 103-106

Please see Seesaw for how to multiply decimals. It is much the same as normal multiplication, with just one extra rule to remember, so don’t let the decimal point throw you off!  Please do not worry if you are finding this difficult as we will go back over it when we get back to school. (Page 103 Q1-5 are revision questions from Decimals (1) that we have already done in class.)

Please email me for answers.

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Action Maths 4th – Unit 4 Subtraction pgs. 25-31
  • Maths activities on seesaw
  • Visit topmarks.co.uk and complete mental maths daily challenge

 

Ms. Grime’s group:

  • Continue on with Master Your Maths – send pictures of completed work on Seesaw for Ms Grimes to correct
  • Action Maths Lets Look Back pgs. 52-54

 

Gaeilge

  • Am don Léamh- pg. read pg. 26, answer parts A – D on pg. 27 (please email me for recording & translation of text and questions)

 

  • Revise/learn the following verbs. Write them into Irish hardback copies if you have them and put them into sentences if you can – (don’t forget to change the ‘mé’ part if you wish – Eg. Rith Róisín go dtí an siopa inné).

 

  1. D’oscail mé = I opened   (dusk-il may)
  2. Shuigh mé = I sat                (hig may)
  3. Chuala mé = I heard     (coo-la may)
  4. Rith mé = I ran              (rih may)

 

SESE

Science – Animal Groupings

  • Research the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates in the animal kingdom. Research each animal grouping and give at least one example for each.

Vertebrates:

Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish

Invertebrates:

Echinoderms, Molluscs, Ringed Worms, Arthropods, Flat Worms, Jellyfish & Corals

Answer the following questions based on your research.

  1. To which group do people belong?
  2. Give two examples of an animal from the reptile group.
  3. To which group do snails belong?
  4. To which group do eagles belong?
  5. Give two examples of an animal from the amphibian group.
  6. To which group does the spider belong?

 

Remember to access worldbookonline through the scoilnet website to help you with your research.

5th Class Work List                                        20th – 24th April 2020

Teacher email: spilkington @stbrendansps.ie                   

English:

Ms. Pilkington’s group:

  • Reading Zone Unit 4 – read pgs. 18-20 Complete activities A – E on pgs. 20 & 21.
  • Vocabulary – look up the 11 words highlighted in red from the text, write their definitions and put them into sentences. (You could do 2-3 a day to break it up!)
  • Writing- write an Easter recount– remember to include who/where/when/what/why in your first paragraph. Your second paragraph must state your sequence of events in order and using time words/phrases First, soon after that, after a while, next etc. Your final paragraph should include your thoughts and feelings about the day – did you enjoy it? What was your favourite Easter egg etc.
  • Spellbound week 29 (please email me for the answers if you wish)
  • readtheory.org
  • Epic! – read books online

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Starlight 4th Unit 9b – read pgs. 104-106. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 107 & 108
  • Please continue with read theory

 

Ms. Doyle’s group:

  • Starlight 4th Unit 4b – read pgs. 48-50. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 51 & 52.
  • readtheory.org
  • Epic! – read books online

 

Maths:

Ms. Pilkington’s group:

  • Master your Maths – week 29 & Friday test
  • Action Maths – Continue on with Let’s Look back (2) pgs. 52 – 56 if you did not complete it. Let’s Look Back (3) pgs. 97-101 (work at your own pace but aim for roughly ½ a page – 1 page each day.)

Please email me for answers.

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Action Maths 4th – Chapter 3 Addition pgs. 17-24

 

Ms. Grime’s group:

  • Continue on with Master Your Maths.
  • Action Maths Lets Look Back (1) pgs. 5-8

 

Gaeilge

  • Am don Léamh- pg. read pg. 24, answer part A on pg. 25 (please email me for recording & translation of text and questions)

 

  • Revise/learn the following verbs. Write them into Irish hardback copies if you have them and put them into sentences if you can – (don’t forget to change the ‘mé’ part if you wish – Eg. Chodail sa leaba nua).

 

  1. Fuair mé = I got                (foo-ir may)
  2. Thóg mé = I gave             (hoag may)
  3. Cheannaigh mé = I bought (c-yan-ig may)
  4. Chodail mé = I slept (cud-il may)

 

SESE

Additional links if you require more information:

https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/what-was-the-easter-rising

http://www.easter1916.net/

  • Create a written or typed project about the 1916 Easter Rising. Put the researched information into your own words and include images/photographs or draw your own portraits of the leaders, draw maps etc. if handwriting the project.

 

Email the projects to me (take photo of it or attach your word document/PowerPoint) or send through Seesaw– I’d love to see them! =)

5th Class Work List 30th March – 3rd April 2020
English:
Ms. Pilkington’s group:
• Reading Zone Unit 3 – read pgs. 14 & 15. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 16 & 18.
• Vocabulary – look up the 6 words highlighted in red on pg. 15, write their definitions and put them into sentences.
• Writing- design a DVD cover for your favourite movie or make up your own!
• Spellbound week 28
• Readtheory.org
• Epic! – read books online

I suggest splitting English up as follows:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Zone (RZ): Reading & Ex. A

Spb:
Sp. block 97 Ex 1 & 2

Readtheory or Epic! RZ:Look up red words from text & put them into sentences

Spb:
Sp. block 98 Ex. 3

Readtheory or Epic! RZ: Ex. B & C

Spb:
Sp. block 99 Ex. 4

Readtheory or Epic! RZ: Ex. D & E

Spb:
Sp. block 100 Ex. 5

Readtheory or Epic! Writing: DVD cover

Spb:
Ex. 6
Spelling test if you wish!

Readtheory or Epic!

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Starlight 4th Unit 9a – read pgs. 98-100. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 101 & 102
• Readtheory.org
• Epic! – read books online

Ms. Doyle’s group:
• Starlight 4th Unit 4a – read pgs. 42-44. Complete activities A – E on pgs. 45 & 46.
• Readtheory.org
• Epic! – read books online

Maths:
Ms. Pilkington’s group:
• Master your Maths – week 28 & Friday test
• Action Maths – Let’s Look Back (2) pgs. 52 – 56 ( work at your own pace but aim for roughly ½ a page each day! Some boys will be able to do 1 page each day.)

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Action Maths 4th – Let’s Look Back (1) pgs. 5-9

Ms. Grime’s group:
• Continue on with Master Your Maths.

Gaeilge
• Am don Léamh pg. 22 & 23

• Revise/learn the following verbs. Write them into Irish hardback copies if you have them and put them into sentences if you can – (don’t forget to change the ‘mé’ part if you wish – Eg. Bhailigh an múinteoir na cóipleabhair inné).

1. Bhailigh mé = I collected (vol-ig may)
2. D’éist mé = I listened (day-ish-t may)
3. Bhris mé = I broke (vrish may)
4. D’fhág mé = I left (dawg may)

SESE
• Compare two continents or countries of your choice and complete a written/typed report on them. (If you find it difficult to compare them you can write a report on just one continent or country – whichever you’d prefer!)

Do as best as you can, keep active, keep healthy and keep safe!! 