6th Class

Teacher’s Name: Ms Lena Grace
Teacher’s Email: lgrace @ stbrendansps.ie
( please note there are no spaces when typing into your email- we had to include re SPAM)

Hi everyone,
Below is a list of work and activities from22nd-25th June. Last week of school and primary school for the boys, so hard to believe!! Well done to you all for your excellent work, it has been such a pleasure teaching you all and it was lovely to see most of you last week collecting your hoodies  Thank you so much to all the parents too for all your support and hard-work too, it really has made all the difference 
If there is something that the boys do not understand or you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to email me at lgrace@stbrendansps.ie or Mr. Cunningham at dcunningham@stbrendansps.ie.
Kind regards,
Ms. Grace

Ok so….only one or two small things to finish up….and this week we want you to be active!!! 
1. Please make sure you have your hero speech and project completed. Please upload to seesaw or send a typed version to my email so that I can correct it for you!
2. Last chance to get those tiktok videos in!! (by Monday evening please)
3. Virtual Sports Week (see details below)
4. ZOOM Graduation this Wednesday 24th June at 7pm…keep an eye on your phone for login & password…Looking forward to seeing you all then!!

St. Brendan’s PS Birr

Sports Activities

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
• Keepie uppies-how many can you do in 1 minute?
• Hang tough
• *Water relay race
• 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?
*Bowling- you can use plastic bottles or cups and a tennis ball or football. Throw or kick the ball at the target.
*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.
Here is a class challenge from your teachers!

• 5th/6th- The Plank Challenge- get your body in the ‘plank’ position which is like a push-up. How long can you hold this position for? Let us know on seesaw!!

Hi everyone,
Below is a list of work and activities from 15th -19th June. Last couple of weeks of school now so we are on the wind-down. Have a look at the work below for this week, please try to have the hero speeches written and uploaded to seesaw by Thursday at the latest.
If there is something that the boys do not understand or you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to email me at lgrace@stbrendansps.ie or Mr. Cunningham at dcunningham@stbrendansps.ie. Please send a photo/audio/video of your completed work to the seesaw app. Make sure to try out the activities on seesaw too.
Hope everyone is keeping safe, happy and healthy,
Kind regards,
Ms. Grace

• PLEASE READ ALL: For our 6th Class Graduation we each have 4 jobs to do this week (both Ms. Grace & Mr. Cunningham’s groups:
1. Write a Hero Speech: Try to have it completed by Thursday of this week at the latest. You will all hopefully have picked your heroes from last week, started getting some ideas. Read instructions/guidelines below on how to write your hero speech.
2. Design a Hero Project : You may have this completed from last week
3. Write down (or record yourself saying) some of your favourite memories from primary school and upload to seesaw (if you have not done so already)
4. Download the app tiktok. I’m sure a lot of you have already!! Look up the song ‘Think about things’. We as a class are going to make one big tiktok, put it all together and show the tiktok on our zoom graduation night. Upload a 5/6 second video of you on your own/you and your family/brothers/sisters or other boys in the class doing the moves for ‘Think about things’ (Have a look on tiktok for different ideas -Tadhg Fleming has some cool ones) and upload by Thursday evening this week. No need to record it on tiktok, just normal video on your phone. I will then put them altogether and add the song to the video. Should be gas when it is altogether!! Wear some props- hats/glasses/wigs if you like !! Make sure you are getting in on the fun!!

Also:
• We will be having a class QUIZ on ZOOM this week. It will hopefully be on Friday at 12pm. Keep an eye out for further details during the week 
• Please try out more daily activities on seesaw. (2 daily activities)
• Readtheorg.org exercise

Steps to writing your Hero Speech (Most of you will have completed Steps 1 and 2 last week):
• Step 1: Choose your hero (you may have done this last week) Think about why this person is your hero. Why do they inspire you and what can you learn from them? Please discuss hero ideas at home with your parents/siblings.
• Step 2: Research your hero, look them up on different websites and include some information that you know about them already. Brainstorm ideas for your speech and write them down. Think about what information about your hero would be interesting to share with an audience (your peers/teachers/parents). The audience would love to hear why this person inspires you especially. What have they done in their lives that makes them your hero? What can you/we learn from them as a person and how they live their life?
• Step 3: Start your speech by saying one of the following phrases- Good afternoon everyone/ Good evening everyone (depending on time of graduation)/Hello everyone/Good evening ladies, gentlemen, boys and girls
• Step 4: Then introduce yourself- My name is ________ and I am going to tell you about my hero __________.
• Step 5: Introduction: Tell us a line or two about what your hero does and why they are famous. Keep this brief, capture the attention of the audience and establish the subject and purpose of the speech.
• Step 6: Middle: Sets out your ideas, shares your research, includes examples to support your topic. Work on having a powerful statement to lead into each new point / paragraph. Think about the order you would like your speech to be in. It’s usually nice to have the speech in chronological order. Tell us briefly why you have chosen them. Tell us about their lives. Tell the audience why they inspire you. Make sure to make it interesting to the audience- Tell us facts about your hero. What would the audience like to know about this person that they may not know already? Put your speech into paragraphs-different ideas/parts of their lives in different paragraphs.
• Step 7: Your speech should take 1 and half minutes/2 minutes to read so you should have enough information to allow for this. It is better to have more and then take out bits to bring it down to the time limit.
• Step 8: Ending: Short statement relating back to the topic and sums up the subject and purpose of the speech. Make it brief, but memorable. Try including a memorable line that the audience can take away with them. Memorise your conclusion, so your last couple of sentences can be delivered with confidence and with full eye contact with the audience.
Finish your speech by referring to why this person is your hero again. Add in a phrase such as ‘Thank you all for listening, I hope you enjoyed my speech’.
• Step 9: Please try to have your speech written by Thursday of this week at the latest. Upload your speech to seesaw throughout the week, you can upload different paragraphs as you go or the whole speech whichever you wish. Upload early in the week to seesaw if you can as you many have some changes to make and will need time to do this. Mr. Cunningham and I can give you feedback on seesaw. Please try your best to get the speech finished this week when you have help from Mr. Cunningham and I, otherwise you won’t have the help in August if you decide to write one then outside of school time.
• Step 10: Practice reading your speech at home to your family. Read your speech slowly and clearly with appropriate intonation and pace. Make sure to practice looking up while you are reading your speech too and that you are not looking down for the whole speech- pick a focus point to look at.

Hi everyone,
Below is a list of suggested work and activities from 8th – 12th June. Today you will hopefully have received some summer assessments in the post (English, Maths and Irish). I will be assigning less formal/written school work this week to allow time to complete assessments at home. When completing the assessments, set aside some time without distractions and complete the assessments as you would in school (on your own, no help from dictionaries, hard-backs etc).
Mr. Crofton is also sending you an email about Graduation plans so make sure you look out for that email too 
If there is something that the boys do not understand or you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to email me at lgrace@stbrendansps.ie or Mr. Cunningham at dcunningham@stbrendansps.ie. Please send a photo/audio/video of your completed work to the seesaw app. Make sure to try out the activities on seesaw too.
Hope everyone is keeping safe, happy and healthy,
Kind regards,
Ms. Grace

• This week our work is based on our 6th class Graduation and all work is assigned for both Ms. Grace and Mr. Cunningham’s groups.
• For our 6th Class Graduation we each have 4 jobs to do over the next 2 weeks:
1. Write a Hero Speech
2. Design a Hero Project
3. Write down (or record yourself saying) some of your favourite memories from primary school and upload to seesaw. (I will put all the memories together into a PowerPoint and show you the PowerPoint on our Graduation night)
4. We will be making a class/family tiktok video….more details to follow 😀

For this Week:
• Please try out more daily activities on seesaw.
• For the next couple of weeks, we are going to use our English time to write a speech about ‘My Hero’ and to design a project based on your hero. You will get the opportunity to read the speech at our outdoor Graduation ceremony/mass in August. Writing a ‘My Hero’ speech is a tradition for 6th Class pupils in St. Brendans and we want to give you the opportunity to write one too. Please do not rush the writing of your speech, take time to think about your hero (can be anyone- famous/not famous, someone you know or know of etc), research them and then write down some ideas for a speech this week. We can focus on writing the speeches properly then next week.

• Steps to writing Your Hero Speech:
• Step 1: Think about why this person is your hero. Why do they inspire you and what can you learn from them? Please discuss hero ideas at home with your parents/siblings.

• Step 2: Research your hero, look them up on different websites and include some information that you know about them already. Brainstorm ideas for your speech and write them down. Think about what information about your hero would be interesting to share with an audience (your peers/teachers/parents). The audience would love to hear why this person inspires you especially. What have they done in their lives that makes them your hero? What can you/we learn from them as a person and how they live their life?

• Step 3: Please let me know via seesaw/email who you are going to complete your speech on. You can share any ideas or ask any questions you may have. Mr. Cunningham and I will guide you through the different drafts of your speech then on seesaw.

• Step 4: Design a Hero Project based on your hero. Like the SESE projects, design a project to tell us all about your hero (A2/A3 size preferably). We can display these on the night of the graduation mass in August.

• Step 5: Next week we will use this information (your brainstorm and project) to write your speech. I will guide you through the layout of a good speech and give you feedback to make sure you are happy with your final speech. Best of luck  !

• Readtheory.org website. Continue with challenges and try to move up one level
• EPIC Website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access (for 30 days to thousands of books online for under 12s. https://www.getepic.com/

Hi everyone,
Below is a list of suggested work and activities from 3rd- 5th June. Hope you all had a lovely long weekend 
If there is something that the boys do not understand or you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to email me at lgrace@stbrendansps.ie or Mr. Cunningham at dcunningham@stbrendansps.ie. Please send a photo/audio/video of your completed work to the seesaw app. Make sure to try out the activities on seesaw too.
Hope everyone is keeping safe, happy and healthy,
Kind regards,
Ms. Grace

English
Ms. Grace’s group:
 Spellbound Week 33: Complete the whole week, spread this out as you wish over the week.
 Please try out more daily activities on seesaw.

• Wednesday: Write a recount about your long weekend & Read theory.com comprehension
Recount Tips: Include Who, What, Where, When. Use the language- First, Next, Then, After that, Finally. Don’t forget to write in paragraphs.

• Thursday: Write a book review about your favourite all-time book
Book Review Tips: Include the title and author, has the author written any other books? Give a brief outline of the plot (what happens) but remember do not give away the ending. Discuss the main characters. Do you think the book was well written and why? Would you recommend it and why? Don’t forget to write in paragraphs.

• Friday: Diary Entry, you are a soldier in World Wat II on the front line, write a diary entry for one day, try to be historically correct with dates.
Diary Entry Tips: Remember a diary entry talks about feelings and what you have seen/done during that day, don’t forget to date your diary back to WWII, – Look back through your copy for other examples of diary entries.

• Readtheory.org website. Continue with challenges and try to move up one level
• EPIC Website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access (for 30 days to thousands of books online for under 12s. https://www.getepic.com/

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Wednesday: Write a recount about your long weekend
Recount Tips: Include Who, What, Where, When. Use the language- First, Next, Then, After that, Finally. Don’t forget to write in paragraphs.

• Thursday: Write a book review about your favourite all-time book
Book Review Tips: Include the title and author, has the author written any other books? Give a brief outline of the plot (what happens) but remember do not give away the ending. Discuss the main characters. Do you think the book was well written and why? Would you recommend it and why? Don’t forget to write in paragraphs.

• Friday: Diary Entry, you are a soldier in World Wat II on the front line, write a diary entry for one day, try to be historically correct with dates.
Diary Entry Tips: Remember a diary entry talks about feelings and what you have seen/done during that day, don’t forget to date your diary back to WWII

• Please try more activities on seesaw.
• Spellbound Week 33
• Upload work to seesaw.
• Website: Readtheory.org: Continue with challenges to move up one level
• EPIC website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access to thousands of books online for under 12s

Maths: Encourage the boys to use their maths hardback if they have them.
Ms. Grace’s group:
• Master Your Maths 6- Complete any days you missed
• Try daily activities assigned on seesaw.
• The boys can check their answers on calculators to get used to them for secondary school before uploading the completed work to the seesaw app.

• Wednesday: Action Maths 6 Let’s Look Back (Revision) p. 180 Q. 1- 7
These are all revision questions so have a look in your maths hardback/copy. Remember a ‘variable’ is the missing part of the sum (for example the letter ‘b’). Also note, all 3 sides of a triangle always add up to 180 degrees. A straight angle is 180 degrees. To find a percentage of a number, change it to a decimal and multiply. A prime number is a number that has only 2 factors. If anyone needs any more help, just write a comment on seesaw 

• Thursday: p. 180 Q. 8-10, p. 181 Q. 1-5
Remember to find the average of a group of numbers, add up all the numbers and divide by the amount of numbers. Remember the Distance, Time and Speed triangle we drew in class when working out questions involving them. To find the area of a rectangle, multiply the length by width.

• Friday p. 181 Q. 6, 8, 9, p. 182 Q. 1, 2
Remember the BOMDAS rule when working out sums.

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Wedneday: Action Maths 5 Wednesday p. 144
• Thursday: p. 145
• Friday: p. 146
• Go to www.topmarks.co.uk and complete daily mental maths challenges
• Please try out maths activities on seesaw & upload work to seesaw

Gaeilge:
Inis Dom 6: Ceacht 22. Duolingo app. Cartoons on TG4
Below is a suggested daily breakdown of work. If your child is struggling with any of the Irish, please look at the seesaw app where I will upload explanations in English of each piece. Encourage the boys to use their hardbacks & to try their best with it.
• Wednesday: Inis Dom- Read p.112, 113 & 114. An Garda (The Guard) Note the foclóir nua on p. 114 in the orange box. Look at seesaw for the translation/reading of this text. Practice reading p. 114 again. Put the following words/phrases in your hardback and then put them in sentences:
Faoi cheilt= hidden, teach leathscoite= semi-detached house, dúghorm= navy, ar diúité= on duty, Uaireanta= Sometimes, post iontach= great job

• Thursday: Look over the new words from yesterday. Inis Dom- Read p. 114 –Read ‘a’ again & try your best to answer questions from ‘b’. Look up your Irish hardback for the question meanings. I will upload an audio of the translation of these questions on seesaw.

• Friday: Inis Dom p. 35 Q. 3a- Revise the verb Tar (to come) Revise the new words & Friday TEST of new words if you wish. Spend 10 mins on the Duolingo app.

PE
• Mr. Cunningham’s skill challenge on seesaw (upload a video of you completing any sports skill at home; can be soccer, hurling, football, golf, basketball, skateboarding, tennis, athletics or any other skill you can think of) Best skill will get a Homework Pass for one day!!
• Try to get outside (even your garden) for a short run/fresh air every day.
• Joe Wicks has a daily PE lesson at 9am on his YouTube channel if you’re up for it. This can be accessed at any other time too!!
• TJ Reid Hurling Challenges- every Tuesday & Thursday at 12pm. See TJ Reid Health & Fitness on Facebook where the videos of the online challenges can be accessed. Take videos of your PE challenges and upload them to the SEESAW app if you wish.

Extra Work: Watch News2day, watch cartoons on TG4, write daily journals/diary entries
Websites:
Download the APP ‘Duolingo’ & learn Irish or any new language
EPIC website: The Leading Digital Library; register for free parental access on their website with access to thousands of online library books for kids
Listen to stories for free on the ‘audible’ app

Topmarks: Literacy and Numeracy
Twinkl: free subscription for all this book-general
EPIC: Reading novels online

Hi everyone,
Below is a list of suggested work and activities from 25th -28th May(Friday 29th & Monday 1st/Tuesday 2nd June-no school). Extra-long weekend for you and the boys to enjoy at home 
If there is something that the boys do not understand or you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to email me at lgrace@stbrendansps.ie or Mr. Cunningham at dcunningham@stbrendansps.ie. Please send a photo/audio/video of your completed work to the seesaw app. Make sure to try out the activities on seesaw too.
Hope everyone is keeping safe, happy and healthy,
Kind regards,
Ms. Grace

English
Ms. Grace’s group:
 Spellbound Week 32: Complete the whole week, spread this out as you wish over the week.
 Please try out more daily activities on seesaw.

 Monday: Reading Zone 6 Unit 23: Read text and complete activity A. Look up highlighted words in the dictionary
• Tuesday: Reading Zone Unit 23: Activities B, C & D
• Wednesday: Reading Zone Unit 23: Activities E & F
• Thursday: Readtheory.org website. Continue with challenges and try to move up one level
• EPIC Website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access (for 30 days to thousands of books online for under 12s. https://www.getepic.com/

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Starlight Unit 16a- Read comprehension and complete all exercises.
• Please try more activities on seesaw.
• Spellbound Week 32
• Upload work to seesaw.
• Website: Readtheory.org: Continue with challenges to move up one level
• EPIC website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access to thousands of books online for under 12s

Below is a suggested daily guideline for English::
• Monday: Read comprehension and activity A. Look up highlighted words in dictionary. Tuesday: Read comprehension again. Activities B & C. Put red words in sentences.
• Wednesday: Activities D & E.
• Thursday: Activities F & G.
• Friday: Login to readtheory.org and complete a comprehension

Maths: Encourage the boys to use their maths hardback if they have them.
Ms. Grace’s group:
• Master Your Maths 6- Complete any days you missed
• Try daily activities assigned on seesaw.
• The boys can check their answers on calculators to get used to them for secondary school before uploading the completed work to the seesaw app.
• I will upload demonstrations of the maths on seesaw throughout the week.

• Monday: Action Maths 6 Data Representation p. 187 Q. 3. Drawing a trend graph. Look at seesaw for last week’s example of this (other example on p. 155 Q.1) Don’t forget to use a full page, pencil and ruler when doing your work. Give your graph a title. Put the number of litres on the vertical line (y-axis) and the Days on the horizontal line (x-axis)

• Tuesday: p. 157 Q. 3. Also Draw a bar-chart to represent the following information about children’s favourite sports: 11 hurling, 2 tennis, 7 basketball, 7 athletics, 9 soccer. Write 5 questions about your chart

• Wednesday: Action Maths 6 p. 155 Q. 3 and p. 190 Q.1 Answer the questions based on the pie-charts. Remember how do you find a fraction of a number? (Divide by the bottom, multiply by the top). Look at seesaw for explanation

• Thursday: p. 138 Q.1, 2 (answer about your home),5, 6, p. 139 Q. 4. Look at seesaw activities explaining 3D shapes (faces, edges, vertices etc)

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Action Maths 5: Unit 14 pgs. 103-108 (spread out this work over the week)
• Go to www.topmarks.co.uk and complete daily mental maths challenges
• Please try out maths activities on seesaw

Gaeilge:
Inis Dom 6: Ceacht 19. Duolingo app. Cartoons on TG4
Below is a suggested daily breakdown of work. If your child is struggling with any of the Irish, please look at the seesaw app where I will upload explanations in English of each piece. Encourage the boys to use their hardbacks & to try their best with it.
• Monday: Inis Dom- Read p. 95, 96 & 97. Timpiste (Accident) Note the foclóir nua on p. 97 in the orange box. Look at seesaw for the translation/reading of this text. Practice reading p. 97 again. Put the following words/phrases in your hardback and then put them in sentences:
Timpiste=accident, pian uafásach= awful pain, in éineacht leis= with him, díomá= disappointed (Bhí díomá orm), níos cúramaí= more careful, Scríobh mé= I wrote

• Tuesday: Look over the new words from yesterday. Inis Dom- Read p. 97 –Read ‘a’ again & try your best to answer questions from ‘b’. Look up your Irish hardback for the question meanings. I will upload an audio of the translation of these questions on seesaw.

• Wednesday: Look over the new words. Revise the verb ‘Téigh’ (to go) –Inis Dom p.30 (a) and complete ‘b’. Use your Irish hardback to help here if you have it. Look at part ‘a’ for answers and listen to audio on seesaw. Write a sentence of your own for each tense (3 sentences)

• Thursday: Revise the new words and the verb ‘Téigh’. Friday TEST of new words and verb if you wish. Spend 10 mins on the Duolingo app.

SESE:
• The projects have all been fabulous so far so well done to you all 
• For this week (seeing as it is shorter) instead of a research project, I would like to see you getting even more creative and complete some STEM activity challenges on seesaw and post your pictures. (These can be found under activities on the seesaw app) We have posted up some examples of the 5th class work on seesaw.

Art
Art competition for those interested- I will send on a link with details to your parents via email.
Website: www.drawyourhero.ie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drawyourhero/
Instagram: drawyourhero2020

We would like submissions from children based on the hero in their lives helping them through this time. This hero should be a person known to them as we will have special prizes for the winning artists hero. Some examples to help the children are as follows:
• Maybe it’s your Mam or Dad who is a nurse or doctor on the frontline
• Perhaps it’s your Gran or Grandad who are sticking out cocooning like a trooper
• Maybe it’s your Aunt or Uncle who are out delivering hot meals to the homeless, checking in on elderly neighbours
• Could it be your brother or sister who helped to keep you entertained throughout the lockdown
• Perhaps it could be your neighbour who is working round the clock as a paramedic or your cousin who is delivering goods to our shops
• For more inspiration please check out our facebook and instagram pages where some of the excellent submissions to date have been featured!
Submissions are open until June 3rd and you can find full details on the website

PE
• Mr. Cunningham’s skill challenge on seesaw (upload a video of you completing any sports skill at home; can be soccer, hurling, football, golf, basketball, skateboarding, tennis, athletics or any other skill you can think of) Best skill will get a Homework Pass for one day!!
• Try to get outside (even your garden) for a short run/fresh air every day.
• Joe Wicks has a daily PE lesson at 9am on his YouTube channel if you’re up for it. This can be accessed at any other time too!!
• TJ Reid Hurling Challenges- every Tuesday & Thursday at 12pm. See TJ Reid Health & Fitness on Facebook where the videos of the online challenges can be accessed. Take videos of your PE challenges and upload them to the SEESAW app if you wish.

Extra Work: Watch News2day, watch cartoons on TG4, write daily journals/diary entries
Websites:
Download the APP ‘Duolingo’ & learn Irish or any new language
EPIC website: The Leading Digital Library; register for free parental access on their website with access to thousands of online library books for kids
Listen to stories for free on the ‘audible’ app

Topmarks: Literacy and Numeracy
Twinkl: free subscription for all this book-general
EPIC: Reading novels online

Hi everyone,
Below I have laid out some work and activities from 18th to 22nd May. Firstly I would like to say well done to all the boys and parents at home for completing some excellent work so far, well done to you all, I know you are all working really hard : ) Also, just a reminder about our Zoom transfer for the boys going to secondary school on Tuesday evening (19th) at 7pm. Please check your email if you have not done so already with the details from Mr. Crofton. I look forward to seeing you all and hopefully it will be some help and reassurance to you : ).
Please look at seesaw for videos/demos explaining some of the day’s work before starting. Hopefully this will help you to work more independently at home. If there is something that the boys do not understand or you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to email me at lgrace@stbrendansps.ie or Mr. Cunningham at dcunningham@stbrendansps.ie. Please send a photo/audio/video of your completed work to the seesaw app. Make sure to try out the activities on seesaw too. I would love to hear what you are all up to at home too on the daily journal on seesaw 
Hope everyone is keeping safe, happy and healthy,
Kind regards,
Ms. Grace

English
Ms. Grace’s group:
 Spellbound Week 31: Complete the whole week, spread this out as you wish over the week.
 Please try out more daily activities on seesaw.

 Monday: Narrative Writing: Write 2/3 page story on one of the following titles/themes. You may pick your own title if your wish. Make sure you read the tips below before you write your story. It will take your more time to write the story today, so maybe complete the spellbound/SESE on a different day. I have also given less maths work today to allow for this.
Story Titles/Themes:
• It was the morning of the All-Ireland..
• Being chased by a vicious dog
• The day I won the lotto
• The day the lockdown finished
• A soldier going into battle
• A prisoner escaping from jail

 Please take time to brainstorm/plan your story first. Draw a brainstorm and include the characters, scene, plot, problem, solution before you write your story. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STORY GUIDELINES BELOW.
SHORT STORY TIPS:
• Tells an exciting story (real or imaginative) to entertain the reader
• Plan your story with a beginning, middle and end.
• Has a setting, believable characters, plot, problem to be solved, dialogue (What the characters say to each other)
• Begin with a strong hook (opening line)
• Change paragraphs when there is a new scene
• Include an exciting action scene
• Use interesting adjectives. Use descriptive language so that the reader can imagine the story like a movie clip.
• Leave out boring, unnecessary details. Remember to keep the reader engaged.
• Show your character’s personality and feelings.
• Catch the reader’s attention- try to make the reader laugh or cry or jump!
• When you’re finished, read over your work. How could you improve it? Make these improvements in a second draft. Pay attention to spelling and punctuation
• Illustrate/ Draw pictures

• Tuesday: Reading Zone 6 Unit 21: Read text and complete activity A. Look up highlighted words in the dictionary.
• Wednesday: Reading Zone Unit 21: Activities B, C & D
• Thursday: Reading Zone Unit 21: Activities E & F
• Friday: Readtheory.org website. Login and complete some comprehensions.
• EPIC Website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access (for 30 days to thousands of books online for under 12s. https://www.getepic.com/
• Spellbound Week 31

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Starlight Unit 15b- Read comprehension and complete all exercises.
• Please try more activities on seesaw.
• Spellbound Week 31
• Upload work to seesaw.
• Website: Readtheory.org: Continue comprehensions online at your own level
• EPIC website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access to thousands of books online for under 12s

Below is a suggested daily guideline for English::
• Monday: Read comprehension and activity A. Look up highlighted words in dictionary. Tuesday: Read comprehension again. Activities B & C. Put red words in sentences.
• Wednesday: Activities D & E.
• Thursday: Activities F & G.
• Friday: Login to readtheory.org and complete a comprehension

Maths: Encourage the boys to use their maths hardback if they have them.
Ms. Grace’s group:
• Master Your Maths 6 Week 30- Complete one exercise a day
• Try daily activities assigned on seesaw.
• The boys can check their answers on calculators to get used to them for secondary school before uploading the completed work to the seesaw app.
• I will upload demonstrations of the maths on seesaw throughout the week.

• Monday: Action Maths 6 Data Representation p. 152 Q. 3. I have assigned less maths homework today so that you can spend more time on your English story. Answer the questions based on the graph. Please note the word ‘compiled’ in part d means ‘made up’ or ‘put together’

• Tuesday: Action Maths 6 p.153 Q. 1 & 2. Complete seesaw activities. Answer the questions based on the pictogram for question 1. Draw your own pictogram for question 2. Look at seesaw for demo. Make sure you use a pencil and ruler & make sure your work is neat. Include a title, label the numbers on the y-axis (vertical line) and the names of the animals on the x-axis (horizontal line).

• Wednesday: p. 153 Q. 3 & 4. Complete seesaw activities. Answer the questions based on the bar chart. Draw your own bar chart for question 4. Look at seesaw for demo. Make sure you use a pencil and ruler & make sure your work is neat. Include a title, label the numbers on the y-axis (vertical line) and the names of the food on the x-axis (horizontal line)

• Thursday: p. 154 Q. 1 & 2. Complete seesaw activities.
Answer the questions based on the bar line graph. Draw your own bar line graph for question 2. Look at seesaw for demo. Make sure you use a pencil and ruler & make sure your work is neat. Include a title, label the numbers on the y-axis (vertical line) and the hobbies on the x-axis (horizontal line)

• Friday: p. 155 Q. 1 & 2. Complete seesaw activities.
Answer the questions based on the trend graph. Draw your own trend graph for question 2. Look at seesaw for demo. Make sure you use a pencil and ruler & make sure your work is neat. Include a title, label the numbers (degrees) on the y-axis (vertical line) and the times on the x-axis (horizontal line)

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Action Maths 5: Unit 10 Decimals pgs 71-78 (spread out this work over the week)
• Go to www.topmarks.co.uk and complete daily mental maths challenges
• Please try out maths activities on seesaw

Gaeilge:
Inis Dom 6: Ceacht 18. Duolingo app. Cartoons on TG4
Below is a suggested daily breakdown of work. If your child is struggling with any of the Irish, please look at the seesaw app where I will upload explanations in English of each piece. Encourage the boys to use their hardbacks & to try their best with it.
• Monday: Inis Dom- Read p. 90,91 & 92 Cuairt ar an bhFeirm (Visit to the farm) Note the foclóir nua on p. 92 in the orange box. Look at seesaw for the translation/reading of this text. Practice reading p. 92 again. Put the following words/phrases in your hardback and then put them in sentences:
Mo chol ceathar= my cousin, Thug ___ cead dom= ____ gives me permission (e.g. Thug mamaí cead dom dul go dtí an cóisir (party)), cuairt= visit, D’fhill mé abhaile= I returned home, Thiomáin mé= I drove, Bhuail mé le= I met with

• Tuesday: Look over the new words from yesterday. Inis Dom- Read p. 92 –Read ‘a’ again & try your best to answer questions from ‘b’. Look up your Irish hardback for the question meanings. I will upload an audio of the translation of these questions on seesaw.

• Wednesday: Look over the new words. Revise the verb ‘Feic’ (to see) –Inis Dom p.93 (a) and complete ‘b’. Use your Irish hardback to help here if you have it. Look at part ‘a’ for answers and listen to audio on seesaw. Write a sentence of your own for each tense (3 sentences)

• Thursday: Put the following verbs in sentences (Aimsir Chaite: Past tense): Chuaigh (went), Bhuail mé le (I met with), Chuidigh (helped), Thiomáin (drove), Shiúil (walk), D’fhill (returned), Chonaic (saw)

• Friday: Revise the new words and the verb ‘Feic’. Friday TEST of new words and verb if you wish. Spend 10 mins on the Duolingo app.

SESE:
• Complete some STEM activity challenges on seesaw and post your response.
• Complete a project on Peru. You can type or write your project. Put the researched information into your own words and include images and/or draw your own. You can share your projects with me on the seesaw app. I would love to see them 🙂

You can research your project using the following links:
 Go onto the website scoilnet and click on World Book Online. Click on Kids, then type ‘Peru’ into the search engine. From there, you will find some articles on Peru
 https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/peru/
 https://kids.kiddle.co/Machu_Picchu

Include the following information in your project:
• Location/Continent of Peru
• Capital of Peru
• Population of Peru
• 3 interesting facts about Peru
• The Inca People (3 facts)
• Machu Picchu
• The Inca Trail
• Would you like to hike the Inca Trail in the future?

Art
Art competition for those interested- I will send on a link with details to your parents via email.
Website: www.drawyourhero.ie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drawyourhero/
Instagram: drawyourhero2020

We would like submissions from children based on the hero in their lives helping them through this time. This hero should be a person known to them as we will have special prizes for the winning artists hero. Some examples to help the children are as follows:
• Maybe it’s your Mam or Dad who is a nurse or doctor on the frontline
• Perhaps it’s your Gran or Grandad who are sticking out cocooning like a trooper
• Maybe it’s your Aunt or Uncle who are out delivering hot meals to the homeless, checking in on elderly neighbours
• Could it be your brother or sister who helped to keep you entertained throughout the lockdown
• Perhaps it could be your neighbour who is working round the clock as a paramedic or your cousin who is delivering goods to our shops
• For more inspiration please check out our facebook and instagram pages where some of the excellent submissions to date have been featured!
Submissions are open until June 3rd and you can find full details on the website

PE
• Mr. Cunningham’s skill challenge on seesaw (upload a video of you completing any sports skill at home; can be soccer, hurling, football, golf, basketball, skateboarding, tennis, athletics or any other skill you can think of) Best skill will get a Homework Pass for one day!!
• Try to get outside (even your garden) for a short run/fresh air every day.
• Joe Wicks has a daily PE lesson at 9am on his YouTube channel if you’re up for it. This can be accessed at any other time too!!
• TJ Reid Hurling Challenges- every Tuesday & Thursday at 12pm. See TJ Reid Health & Fitness on Facebook where the videos of the online challenges can be accessed. Take videos of your PE challenges and upload them to the SEESAW app if you wish.

Extra Work: Watch News2day, watch cartoons on TG4, write daily journals/diary entries
Websites:
Download the APP ‘Duolingo’ & learn Irish or any new language
EPIC website: The Leading Digital Library; register for free parental access on their website with access to thousands of online library books for kids
Listen to stories for free on the ‘audible’ app

Topmarks: Literacy and Numeracy
Twinkl: free subscription for all this book-general
EPIC: Reading novels online

Hi everyone,

Below I have laid out some work and activities from 11th to 15th May.  Please encourage the boys to look at seesaw for videos/demos explaining some of the day’s work before starting. Hopefully this will help the boys to work more independently at home. If there is something that the boys do not understand or you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to email me at lgrace@stbrendansps.ie or Mr. Cunningham at dcunningham@stbrendansps.ie. Please send a photo/audio/video of your completed work to the seesaw app.

Hope everyone is keeping well and safe,

Ms. Grace

 

 

English

Ms. Grace’s group: Try out some of the activities I have assigned on the seesaw app. Some of these may be easier to complete on a laptop/desktop

  • Spellbound Week 30: Complete the whole week, spread this out as you wish over the week.
  • Monday: Persuasive Writing: Debate Writing. Write 1 to 2 pages on the topic ‘Computers can replace teachers’. Remind the boys to choose a side of the argument (agree or disagree with the topic) and to jot down some ideas in a brainstorm. Use the OREO method to make their argument. There should be at least 4 paragraphs– 1 for every letter of OREO (explained further below) Please spend time to think about your argument before writing your final piece. (This exercise should take at least 30 minutes)

 

  • O= Opinion (Write down the title and state whether you agree/disagree with the above statement/topic. Make sure you are very clear about your opinion and that the reader knows what the debate is about) Use phrases such as ‘I strongly agree…’, ‘I firmly believe that…’

 

  • R= Reason (Give strong reasons for why you feel this way- 2/3) Use language such as ‘Firstly’, ‘As well as that…’, ‘Also’, ‘Secondly’, ‘Supporting my argument’, ‘In my opinion..’

 

 

  • E= Example (Add 1 or 2 examples of these reasons that are personal to you) Use phrases such as ‘In my opinion…’, ‘Also..’, ‘Lastly…’, ‘Finally….’

 

  • O= Opinion (State your opinion again on the topic and finish by thanking your audience for listening. You could add in phrases such as ‘I hope you now agree that…..’, ‘As I stated earlier…..’

 

 

Don’t forget to use paragraphs. I will pick the best persuasive writing piece and it will be posted on the school twitter page. Upload a video of you reading your persuasive piece to the seesaw app also as well as a picture of your written work. Remember to be persuasive when you are reading this!!

 

  • Tuesday: Reading Zone 6 Unit 20: Read text and complete activity A. Look up highlighted words in the dictionary.
  • Wednesday: Reading Zone Unit 20: Activities B, C & D
  • Thursday: Reading Zone Unit 20: Activities E & F
  • Friday:org website. Login and complete some comprehensions.
  • EPIC Website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access (for 30 days to thousands of books online for under 12s. https://www.getepic.com/
  • Spellbound Week 30

 

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Starlight Unit 15a- Read comprehension and complete all exercises.
  • Website: Readtheory.org: Continue comprehensions online at your own level
  • Try out the literacy activities on our seesaw account and try to send Mr. Cunningham an audio of your news
  • EPIC website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access to thousands of books online for under 12s

 

 

Below is a suggested daily guideline for English::

  • Monday: Read comprehension and activity A. Look up highlighted words in dictionary. Tuesday: Read comprehension again. Activities B & C. Put red words in sentences.
  • Wednesday: Activities D & E.
  • Thursday: Activities F & G.
  • Friday: Login to readtheory.org and complete a comprehension

 

Maths: Encourage the boys to use their maths hardback if they have them.

Ms. Grace’s group:

  • Master Your Maths 6 Week 29- Complete one exercise a day
  • Try out some of the activities based on problem solving assigned on seesaw. It might be easier to complete these on a laptop.
  • The boys can check their answers on calculators to get used to them for secondary school before uploading the completed work to the seesaw app.
  • I will upload demonstrations of the maths on seesaw throughout the week.

 

  • Monday: Action Maths 6 p. 162- Unit 20: Area and Perimeter. Complete Question 3

Please note:    Area= length X width         Perimeter= Length + Length + Width + width (add all sides/imagine a fence of the shape)

 

Use a ruler at home to complete these exercises.

 

  • Tuesday: Action Maths 6 p.164 Q. 1

Please draw these rectangles using the measurements first, then label each side. Then find the area and perimeter of each rectangle. Check your answer on a calculator and upload images of your drawings, rough-work and answers to seesaw.

 

  • Wednesday: p. 164 Q. 2

Please note:  100 metres squared = 1 are 

Tip: Work out your answer in m then change your answer to ares by dividing by 100 (because 100m squared = 1 are). Remember a quick easy way to do this is to simply move the decimal point back 2 places (2 zeros in a hundred) I will demonstrate this on the seesaw app Wednesday morning.

 

  • Thursday: p. 164 Q. 3-5

Please note: 10,000 metres squared = 1 hectare

Tip: For question 3, find the area of the land surfaces in metres first, then change to hectares by dividing by 10,000 (because 10,000m = 1 hectare) or simply move the decimal point back 4 places ( 4 zeros in 10,000). Look at seesaw for further explanation on Thursday morning.

Tip: For question 4 and 5 use the RUDE problem solving strategy (R-Read 3 times, U- Underline important parts, D-draw out the problem, E- estimate your answer).

 

  • Friday: p. 164 Q. 6

Draw out the table in your copy and use a calculator (on a phone/ipad if you do not have one) to complete this table.

Tip: When given the area, divide by length or width to find the length or width (depending on question) because L X W = Area. When given the perimeter, draw out the shape and label the sides you know, from there try to work out area etc. Watch out for the video on seesaw.

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Action Maths 5: Unit 9 Time pgs 66-70 (spread out this work over the week)
  • Go to topmarks.co.uk and complete daily mental maths challenges
  • Try out maths activities on seesaw

 

 

 

Gaeilge:

Inis Dom 6: Ceacht 16. Duolingo app. Cartoons on TG4

Below is a suggested daily breakdown of work. If your child is struggling with any of the Irish, please look at the seesaw app where I will upload explanations in English of each piece. Encourage the boys to use their hardbacks & to try their best with it.

  • Monday: Inis Dom- Read p. 79, 80 & 81 Bronntanas (Present) Note the foclóir nua on p. 81 in the orange box. Look at seesaw for the translation/reading of this text. Practice reading p. 81 again. Put the following words/phrases in your hardback and then put them in sentences:

Mo bhreithlá= my birthday, Leanaim = I follow, i gcoinne= against, imreoirí = players, Theip mé = I failed, Bhuaigh mé= I won

 

  • Tuesday: Look over the new words from yesterday. Inis Dom- Read p. 81 –Read ‘a’ again & try your best to answer questions from ‘b’. Look up your Irish hardback for the question meanings. I will upload an audio of the translation of these questions on seesaw.

 

  • Wednesday: Look over the new words. Revise the verb ‘Faigh’ (to get) –Inis Dom p.82 (a) and complete ‘c’. Use your Irish hardback to help here if you have it. Look at part ‘a’ for answers and listen to audio on seesaw.

 

  • Thursday: Put the following verbs in sentences (Aimsir Chaite: Past tense): Fuair, Bhuaigh, Theip, Leanaim (see above for translations)

 

 

  • Friday: Revise the new words and the verb ‘Fuair’. Friday TEST of new words and verb if you wish. Spend 10 mins on the Duolingo app.

 

 

 

 

SESE:

Complete a mini-project on Fairtrade (A4 page is plenty) You can type or write your project. Put the researched information into your own words and include images and/or draw your own. You can share your projects with me on the seesaw app. I would love to see them 🙂 I will also be picking the best project and sharing it on the school twitter page.

Step 1:  Write down a definition and 5 facts about Fairtrade after reading through the following links:  Watch the videos on the pages below also

Step 2: List 5 foods that display the Fairtrade symbol. What major chocolate company supports Fair Trade? List 3 supermarkets that support Fairtrade.

Step 3: Go on the following link https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Buying-Fairtrade  and choose a product ( Pick Bananas or Chocolate), read the information on the page and watch the videos. Click on ‘Read more about Fair trade…’. List 3 ways that Fairtrade helps these banana or cocoa farmers.

 

 

PE

  • Cunningham skill challenge on seesaw (upload a video of you completing any sports skill at home; can be soccer, hurling, football, golf, basketball, skateboarding, tennis, athletics or any other skill you can think of) Best skill will get a Homework Pass for one day!!
  • Try to get outside (even your garden) for a short run/fresh air every day.
  • Joe Wicks has a daily PE lesson at 9am on his YouTube channel if you’re up for it. This can be accessed at any other time too!!
  • TJ Reid Hurling Challenges- every Tuesday & Thursday at 12pm. See TJ Reid Health & Fitness on Facebook where the videos of the online challenges can be accessed. Take videos of your PE challenges and upload them to the SEESAW app if you wish.

 

Extra Work: Watch News2day, watch cartoons on TG4, write daily journals/diary entries

Websites:

Download the APP ‘Duolingo’ & learn Irish or any new language

EPIC website: The Leading Digital Library; register for free parental access on their website with access to thousands of online library books for kids

Listen to stories for free on the ‘audible’ app

 

Topmarks: Literacy and Numeracy

Twinkl: free subscription for all this book-general

EPIC: Reading novels online

 

 

 

 

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a nice long weekend and got out to enjoy the sun : ). Below I have laid out some work and activities from  5th to 8th May.  If there is something that the boys do not understand or you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to email me at lgrace@stbrendansps.ie Can Mr. Cunningham’s groups please contact him via email dcunningham@stbrendansps.ie. Please send a photo/audio/video of your completed work to the seesaw app. This week, I will put up some audios/videos explaining the day’s work, you can access this on the seesaw app also. Hopefully this will help the boys to work even more independently at home. Please email me if you need any assistance with this. Mr. Cunningham and I have also added extra activities to seesaw, try some of them out and we will give you some feedback on them.

Hope everyone is keeping well and safe,

Ms. Grace

 

 

English

Ms. Grace’s group: Try out some of the activities I have assigned on the seesaw app. Some of these may be easier to complete on a laptop/desktop

  • Tuesday: Persuasive Writing: Debate Writing. Write 1 to 2 pages on the topic ‘All children should have to do daily chores at home’. We have done plenty of persuasive writing in school. Remind the boys to choose a side of the argument (agree or disagree with the topic) and to jot down some ideas in a brainstorm. They then use the OREO method to make their argument. There should be at least 4 paragraphs– 1 for every letter of OREO (explained further below)

 

  • O= Opinion (Write down the title and state whether you agree/disagree with the above statement/topic. Make sure you are very clear about your opinion and that the reader knows what the debate is about) Use phrases such as ‘I strongly agree…’, ‘I firmly believe that…’

 

  • R= Reason (Give strong reasons for why you feel this way- 2/3) Use language such as ‘Firstly’, ‘As well as that…’, ‘Also’, ‘Secondly’, ‘Supporting my argument’, ‘In my opinion..’

 

 

  • E= Example (Add 1 or 2 examples of these reasons that are personal to you) Use phrases such as ‘In my opinion…’, ‘Also..’, ‘Lastly…’, ‘Finally….’

 

  • O= Opinion (State your opinion again on the topic and finish by thanking your audience for listening. You could add in phrases such as ‘I hope you now agree that…..’, ‘As I stated earlier…..’

 

 

Don’t forget to use paragraphs. Feel free to read these at home, although I hope they do not cause any arguments 😀 I will pick the best persuasive writing piece and it will be posted on the school twitter page. Upload a video of you reading your persuasive piece to the seesaw app also as well as a picture of your written work. Remember to be persuasive when you are reading this!!

 

  • Wednesday: Reading Zone 6 Unit 19: Read text and complete activity A. Look up highlighted words in the dictionary. Put these words in sentences if you wish.
  • Thursday: Reading Zone Unit 19: Activities B, C & D
  • Friday:org website. Login and complete some comprehensions.
  • EPIC Website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access (for 30 days to thousands of books online for under 12s. https://www.getepic.com/

 

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Starlight Unit 14b- Read comprehension and complete all exercises.
  • Website: Readtheory.org: Continue comprehensions online at your own level
  • Try out the literacy activities on our seesaw account and try to send Mr. Cunningham an audio of your news
  • EPIC website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access to thousands of books online for under 12s

 

 

Below is a suggested daily guideline for English::

  • Monday: Read comprehension and activity A. Look up highlighted words in dictionary. Tuesday: Read comprehension again. Activities B & C. Put red words in sentences.
  • Wednesday: Activities D & E.
  • Thursday: Activities F & G.
  • Friday: Login to readtheory.org and complete a comprehension

 

Maths: Encourage the boys to use their maths hardback if they have them.

Ms. Grace’s group:

  • Try out some of the activities based on problem solving assigned on seesaw. It might be easier to complete these on a laptop.
  • The boys can check their answers on calculators to get used to them for secondary school before uploading the completed work to the seesaw app.

 

  • Tuesday: Action Maths 6 p. 172- Unit 20: Finish Capacity. Complete Q. 1 & 2

 

Please Note for question 2:   1000 ML = 1L       500ML = half of a Litre      250 ML = quarter of a Litre

  1. 1: Simply multiply the amount of litres by the cost. (I will explain this further on the seesaw app)
  2. 2: The cost is given differently here (per 500 ML /250ML) so you will need to remember this when finding your answer.

 

  • Wednesday: Action Maths 6 p. 158 – Unit 19: Area and Perimeter. Complete Q. 1-5. Complete the extra activities on seesaw based on finding the area/perimeter of different shapes. Don’t forget to add in m/cm at the end of your answer.

Please note:    Area= length X width         Perimeter= Length + Length + Width + width (add all sides/imagine a fence of the shape)

 

  • Thursday: p. 159 Q. 1-5.

Please note:    Area= length X width         Perimeter= Length + Length + Width + width (add all sides/imagine a fence of the shape) For questions 4 and 5, draw out the shape first and label the different sides.

 

 

  • Friday: p. 159 Q. 6-10

Please note: The boys may find some of these difficult but encourage them to try their best and use the RUDE problem solving strategy (R-Read 3 times, U- Underline important parts, D-draw out the problem, E- estimate your answer) Hint: The most important thing is to draw out these shapes, it will be easy to figure out which strategy to use then. Question 9 and 10 may be challenging but try your best and I will put up a demo on seesaw.

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Action Maths 5: Unit 7 Fractions pgs 41-51 (spread out this work over the week)
  • Go to topmarks.co.uk and complete daily mental maths challenges
  • Try out maths activities on seesaw

 

 

 

Gaeilge:

Inis Dom 6: Ceacht 14. Duolingo app. Cartoons on TG4

Below is a suggested daily breakdown of work. If your child is struggling with any of the Irish, please look at the seesaw app where I will upload explanations in English of each piece. Encourage the boys to use their hardbacks & to try their best with it.

  • Tuesday: Inis Dom- Read p. 70 & 71 Turas go dtí an Ghaillimh (A Tour to Galway). Note the foclóir nua on p. 71 in the orange box. Look at seesaw for the translation/reading of this text. Practice reading p. 71 again. Put the following words/phrases in your hardback and then put them in sentences:

stáisiún na traenach= train-station, Bhí an t-ádh leo= They were lucky, ticéad fillet = return ticket, os comhair = in front of, irisleabhair= magazine, seoladh= address

 

  • Wednesday: Look over the new words from yesterday. Inis Dom- Read p. 71 –Read ‘a’ again & try your best to answer questions from ‘b’. Look up your Irish hardback for the question meanings. I will upload an audio of the translation of these questions on seesaw.

 

  • Thursday: Look over the new words. Revise the verb ‘Bí’ (to be) –Inis Dom p.72 and complete ‘c’. Use your Irish hardback to help here if you have it. Look at part ‘a’ for answers and listen to audio on seesaw.

 

 

  • Friday: Revise the new words and the verb ‘Bí’. Friday TEST of new words and verb if you wish. Spend 10 mins on the Duolingo app.

 

 

 

 

SESE:

Complete a project on World War II(2). You can type or write your project. Put the researched information into your own words and include images and/or draw your own. You can share your projects with me on the seesaw app. I would love to see them 🙂 I will also be picking the best project and sharing it on the school twitter page.

When looking at the different websites, include the following information:

  • Why and when did World War II art.
  • What countries fought on which side
  • Who were the main leaders in World War II
  • What effects did the war have on people.
  • When did World War II end

 

PE

  • Try to get outside (even your garden) for a short run/fresh air every day.
  • Joe Wicks has a daily PE lesson at 9am on his YouTube channel if you’re up for it. This can be accessed at any other time too!!
  • TJ Reid Hurling Challenges- every Tuesday & Thursday at 12pm. See TJ Reid Health & Fitness on Facebook where the videos of the online challenges can be accessed. Take videos of your PE challenges and upload them to the SEESAW app if you wish.

 

Extra Work: Watch News2day, watch cartoons on TG4, write daily journals/diary entries

Websites:

Download the APP ‘Duolingo’ & learn Irish or any new language

EPIC website: The Leading Digital Library; register for free parental access on their website with access to thousands of online library books for kids

Listen to stories for free on the ‘audible’ app

 

Topmarks: Literacy and Numeracy

Twinkl: free subscription for all this book-general

EPIC: Reading novels online

 

 

 

 

Hi everyone,

Below I have laid out some work and activities from 27th April to 1st May.  If there is something that the boys do not understand or you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to email me at lgrace@stbrendansps.ie Can Mr. Cunningham’s groups please contact him via email dcunningham@stbrendansps.ie. Please send a photo of your completed work to the seesaw app. Please email me if you need any assistance with this.

Hope everyone is keeping well and safe J

Ms. Grace

English

Ms. Grace’s group: see below for a suggested daily breakdown.

  • Reading Zone 6: UNIT 18: The Race (p. 87-89) Complete Activities A- G.

Please note: Activity E: Grammar: Preposition (Words that tell you exactly where something is for eg on, in, beneath, underneath, beside, under, behind, between, in front etc Can you think of anymore?) Only a paragraph is required for the writing piece F & G. Also complete dictionary work for the words in red and put them in sentences. Play vobackulary at home with the new vocabulary if you wish!

  • Spellbound: Complete all week 29 & spelling test on Friday if you wish.
  • org: Continue with comprehensions.
  • EPIC website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access to thousands of books online for under 12s
  • Try out some of the activities I have assigned on the seesaw app. Some of these may be easier to complete on a laptop/desktop.

 

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Starlight Unit 14a- Read comprehension and complete all exercises.
  • Spellbound: Complete all week 29 & spelling test on Friday if you wish.
  • org: Continue comprehensions online at your own level
  • Try out the literacy activities on our seesaw account and try to send Mr. Cunningham an audio of your news
  • EPIC website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access to thousands of books online for under 12s

 

 

Below is a suggested daily guideline for both English groups:

  • Monday: Read comprehension and activity A. Look up highlighted words in dictionary. SB BL 1 Ex 1 & 2
  • Tuesday: Read comprehension again. Activities B & C. Put red words in sentences. SB Bl 2 & 3
  • Wednesday: Activities D & E. SB Bl 3 Ex 3 & 4
  • Thursday: Activities F & G. SB Bl 4 Ex 5 & 6
  • Friday: Login to readtheory.org and complete a comprehension

 

 

Maths: Encourage the boys to use their maths hardback if they have them.

Ms. Grace’s group:

  • Master Your Maths: Week 28-one exercise a day & Friday Test
  • Try out some of the activities based on problem solving assigned on seesaw. It might be easier to complete these on a laptop.

 

  • Monday: Action Maths 6 p. 170- Unit 20: Capacity. Complete Q. 3. Similar to when we covered length & weight, the boys will have to change units of capacity. This is explained in the book. Please Note: 100 CL=1 L, 10 ML = 1 CL, 1000 ML = 1L. When changing L to ML (x1000), when changing ML to L (divide by 1000), when changing CL to ML (x10), when changing ML to CL (divide by 10), when changing L to CL (x100), when changing CL to L (divide by 100)

 

Please remind the boys: When adding/subtracting numbers with decimal points, put the decimal point under the decimal point. When multiplying/dividing numbers with decimal points, multiply/divide as normal and count the number of decimal places at the end. Don’t forget to add a decimal point to your answer. The boys can check their answers on calculators to get used to them for secondary school before uploading the completed work to the seesaw app.

 

  • Tuesday: Action Maths 6 p. 170 Q. 4

Please note: It is probably easier to change ‘f’ to decimal points before multiplying. Don’t forget your magic zero on the second line when doing long multiplication

 

  • Wednesday: p. 170 Q.5

Please note: long division can be completed the same way as short division. Make sure you have plenty of space for rough work. Check you answer on a calculator (type the larger number into the calculator first)

 

  • Thursday: p. 171 Q. 1-4

Please note: The boys may find some of these difficult but encourage them to try their best and use the RUDE problem solving strategy (R-Read 3 times, U- Underline important parts, D-draw out the problem, E- estimate your answer) Hint: All of these are either multiplication or division; ask the boys will your answer be bigger or smaller? Now decide on which strategy you will use. Q.2 will involve 2 different steps.

 

  • Friday: p. 171 Q. 6-8

Please encourage the boys to use the same problem solving strategies as yesterday and to try their best with them. Each problem will involve either multiplication or division or both.

 

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Action Maths 5: Unit 6 Number pgs 35-40 (spread out this work over the week)
  • Master Your Maths: Week 28-one exercise a day & Friday Test
  • Go to topmarks.co.uk and complete daily mental maths challenges
  • Try out maths activities on seesaw

 

 

 

Gaeilge:

Inis Dom 6: Ceacht 13. Download the APP Duolingo on a phone/ipad if you have access to one. This is a really fun way to learn Irish or any new language. Select to learn Irish and spend 5min to 20min daily learning the language whilst competing with others around the country, even adults! Watch some of the cartoons on TG4 as Gaeilge! Below is a suggested daily breakdown of work. If your child is struggling with any of the Irish, please do not worry or spend too long at it, just encourage them to use their hardbacks & just answer what they can. (30 min daily max on Irish) But so far, the Irish I have been sent on the seesaw app has been excellent and the boys know a lot more than they think J

  • Monday: Inis Dom- Read p. 65 & 66 An Sladmargadh (The Sale). Note the foclóir nua on p. 66 in the orange box. Look up another 6 words in the dictionary from the piece that you do not understand & write them in your copy as well as the words in the orange box. Put these words in sentences if you can.

 

  • Tuesday: Look over the new words from Monday. Inis Dom- Read p. 66 –‘a’ & try your best to answer questions from ‘b’ if you can. Look up your Irish hardback for the question meanings.

 

  • Wednesday: Look over the new words from Monday. Revise the verb ‘Tabhair’ (to give) –Inis Dom p.67 and complete ‘b’. Use your Irish hardback to help here if you have it.

 

  • Thursday: Look over the new words from Monday. Look at the réamhfhocail ‘de’ (of/off) on p. 67 & complete ‘b’ on p. 68. Please note: den + h, de + h

 

  • Friday: Revise the new words, the verb ‘Tabhair’ & ‘de’. Friday TEST of new words and verb/réamhfhocail if you wish. Watch some cartoons on TG4!

 

 

 

SESE:

Complete a mini-project (A4 page) on the 1916 Easter Rising. You can type or write your project. Put the researched information into your own words and include images and/or draw your own. You can share your projects with me on the seesaw app. I would love to see them 🙂

Additional links if you require more information:

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

http://www.easter1916.net/

 

PE

  • Try to get outside (even your garden) for a short run/fresh air every day.
  • Joe Wicks has a daily PE lesson at 9am on his YouTube channel if you’re up for it. This can be accessed at any other time too!!
  • TJ Reid Hurling Challenges- every Tuesday & Thursday at 12pm. See TJ Reid Health & Fitness on Facebook where the videos of the online challenges can be accessed. Take videos of your PE challenges and upload them to the SEESAW app if you wish.

 

Extra Work: Watch News2day, watch cartoons on TG4, write daily journals/diary entries

Websites:

Download the APP ‘Duolingo’ & learn Irish or any new language

EPIC website: The Leading Digital Library; register for free parental access on their website with access to thousands of online library books for kids

Listen to stories for free on the ‘audible’ app

 

Topmarks: Literacy and Numeracy

Twinkl: free subscription for all this book-general

EPIC: Reading novels online

 

Hi everyone,

Below I have laid out some work and activities from 20th to the 24th April.  If there is something that the boys do not understand or you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to email me at lgrace@stbrendansps.ie Mr. Cunningham and I also be contacting every parent this week via phone call on a private number just to check in. Can Mr. Cunningham’s groups please contact him via email dcunningham@stbrendansps.ie for online activities and passwords. We will also both be in contact through seesaw and will be able to assess/give feedback to the boys work through the seesaw app (more info to follow from Mr. Croften).

Take care & keep safe,

Ms. Grace

 

 

English

Ms. Grace’s group:

  • Reading Zone 6: UNIT 16: A Dangerous Job (Read p. 77 & 78) Complete Activities A- G.

Please note: Activity E: Grammar: Contractions (e.g. you are can be written as you’re, what is can be written as What’s etc) Only a paragraph is required for the writing piece F. Write 6 questions for G. Also complete dictionary work for the words in red and put them in sentences. Play vobackulary at home with the new vocabulary if you wish!

  • Spellbound: Complete all week 28 & spelling test on Friday if you wish.
  • readtheory.org: This is an excellent reading/comprehension website that I had planned on introducing the boys to soon. Each boy completes a comprehension that will put them at their own level. They will then have to try work up the levels on the site. I can also track the progress of each pupil online. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT lgrace@stbrendansps.ie FOR YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL LOGIN & PASSWORD if you have not done so already.
  • EPIC website: Online Library: Register as a parent for free access to thousands of books online for under 12s

 

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Starlight Unit 13b- Read comprehension and complete all exercises.
  • Spellbound: Complete all week 28 & spelling test on Friday if you wish.
  • readtheory.org: Continue comprehensions online at your own level. Mr. Cunningham’s group have been already given their login and password but please email him at dcunningham@stbrendansps.ie if you have lost these details. Please continue with this and Mr. Cunningham will ask you on seesaw how you are getting on.

 

 

Below is a suggested daily guideline for both English groups:

  • Monday: Read comprehension and activity A. Look up highlighted words in dictionary. SB BL 1 Ex 1 & 2
  • Tuesday: Read comprehension again. Activities B & C. Put red words in sentences. SB Bl 2 & 3
  • Wednesday: Activities D & E. SB Bl 3 Ex 3 & 4
  • Thursday: Activities F & G. SB Bl 4 Ex 5 & 6
  • Friday: Login to readtheory.org and complete a comprehension (PLEASE EMAIL your teacher for you login and password if you have not done so already)

 

 

 

Maths: Encourage the boys to use their maths hardback if they have them.

Ms. Grace’s group:

  • Master Your Maths: Week 27-one exercise a day & Friday Test

 

  • Monday: Action Maths 6 p. 166- Unit 20: Capacity. Complete all of p. 166 Q. 1,2,3,4. Similar to when we covered length & weight, the boys will have to change units of capacity. This is explained in the book. Please Note: 100 CL=1 L, 10 ML = 1 CL, 1000 ML = 1L. When changing L to ML (x1000), when changing ML to L (divide by 1000), when changing CL to ML (x10), when changing ML to CL (divide by 10), when changing L to CL (x100), when changing CL to L (divide by 100)

 

  • Tuesday: Action Maths 6 p. 167 Q. 2 & 3. Remember 1000 ML = 1L

 

  • Wednesday: p. 170 Q.1– Adding capacity

 

  • Thursday: p. 170 Q. 2– Subtracting capacity

 

  • Friday: p. 168. Using a measuring jug at home (if you have one) to complete Q. 1. Try your best to complete 2, 3, 4. Even discuss.

 

 

Mr. Cunningham’s group:

  • Action Maths 5: Unit 5 Number pgs 26-34 (spread out this work over the week)
  • Master Your Maths: Week 27-one exercise a day & Friday Test

 

 

 

Gaeilge:

Inis Dom 6: Ceacht 11. Download the APP Duolingo on a phone/ipad if you have access to one. This is a really fun way to learn Irish or any new language. Select to learn Irish and spend 5min to 20min daily learning the language whilst competing with others around the country, even adults! Watch some of the cartoons on TG4 as Gaeilge! Below is a suggested daily breakdown of work. If your child is struggling with any of the Irish, please do not worry or spend too long at it, just encourage them to use their hardbacks & just answer what they can. (30 min daily max on Irish)

  • Monday: Inis Dom- Read p. 54 & 55. Note the foclóir nua on p. 55 in the orange box. Look up another 6 words in the dictionary from the piece that you do not understand & write them in your copy as well as the words in the orange box. Put these words in sentences if you can.

 

  • Tuesday: Look over the new words from Monday. Inis Dom- Read p. 55 –‘a’ & try your best to answer questions from ‘b’ if you can.

 

 

  • Wednesday: Look over the new words from Monday. Revise the verb ‘Clois’ (to hear) –Inis Dom p.56 and complete ‘c’ on p. 56. Use your Irish hardback to help here if you have it.

 

  • Thursday: Look over the new words from Monday. Revise the réamhfhocail ‘do’ (for/to) & complete ‘b’ on p. 57

 

  • Friday: Revise the new words, the verb ‘Clois’ & ‘do’. Friday TEST of new words and verb/réamhfhocail if you wish. Watch some cartoons on TG4- SpongeBob is my favourite :D!

 

 

 

SESE:

Go on website scoilnet and go on to World Book Online. Look up Nobel Prize Winners under Important People and write a report on one of them.

Also on the World Book Online, click on Compare Places, click on countries and compare 2 countries of your choice. If you find this too difficult, just write a report on 2 countries instead. (10 facts each)

 

PE

  • Try to get outside (even your garden) for a short run/fresh air every day.
  • Joe Wicks has a daily PE lesson at 9am on his YouTube channel if you’re up for it. This can be accessed at any other time too!!
  • TJ Reid Hurling Challenges- every Tuesday & Thursday at 12pm. See TJ Reid Health & Fitness on Facebook where the videos of the online challenges can be accessed. Take videos of your PE challenges and upload them to the SEESAW app if you wish.

 

Extra Work: Watch News2day, watch cartoons on TG4, write daily journals/diary entries

Websites:

Download the APP ‘Duolingo’ & learn Irish or any new language

EPIC website: The Leading Digital Library; register for free parental access on their website with access to thousands of online library books for kids

Listen to stories for free on the ‘audible’ app

 

Topmarks: Literacy and Numeracy

Twinkl: free subscription for all this book-general

EPIC: Reading novels online

 

Hi everyone,
I hope you and your family are all doing okay at this difficult time. Below I have laid out some work and activities for you from 27th March to the 3rd April. Try your best to complete an hour or two of classwork a day but please do not stress over this and I understand if you do not get everything done. I have set work for the boys that they will hopefully be able to complete on their own. However, if there is something that they do not understand or you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to email me at lgrace@stbrendansps.ie
Take care & keep safe,
Ms. Grace
English
Ms. Grace’s group:
• Reading Zone 6: UNIT 13: Kite Surfing Craze (Read p. 62 & 63, Complete Activities A- G)
Please note: Only a paragraph is required for the writing piece F. Use a whole page for designing the poster for part G. Also complete dictionary work for the words in red and put them in sentences. Play vobackulary at home with the new vocabulary if you wish!
• Spellbound: Complete all week 27 & spelling test on Friday if you wish.
• Readtheory.org: This is an excellent reading/comprehension website that I had planned on introducing the boys to soon. Each child is given their own login & password. They then complete a comprehension that will put them at their own level. They will then have to try work up the levels on the site. I can also track the progress of each pupil online. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT lgrace@stbrendansps.ie FOR YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL LOGIN & PASSWORD.

Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Starlight Unit 12- Read comprehension and complete all exercises.
• Spellbound: Complete all week 27 & spelling test on Friday if you wish.
• Readtheory.org: Complete comprehensions online at your own level. Mr. Cunningham’s group have already been given a login & password and have started this in school.
Below is a suggested daily guideline for both English groups:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Read comprehension & answer A & look up red words in dictionary
SB Bl 1 Ex 1 & 2 Activities B & C.

Put red words in sentences if you have extra time.

SB Bl 2 Ex 3 Activities D & E

SB Bl 1 Ex 3 Ex 4 Activities F & G

SB Bl 4 Ex 5 & 6 Login to
Readtheory.org & complete a comprehension

SB TEST if you wish

Maths: Encourage the boys to use their maths hardback if they have them.
Ms. Grace’s group:
• Action Maths 6: Let’s Look Back 4 p. 142- 144 (Aim for half a page a day)
• Master Your Maths: Week 26-one exercise a day & Friday Test
Mr. Cunningham’s group:
• Action Maths 5: Let’s Look Back 3 (Aim for half a page a day)
• Master Your Maths: Week 26-one exercise a day & Friday Test

Gaeilge:
Inis Dom 6: Ceacht 9. Watch some of the cartoons on TG4 as Gaeilge! Below is a suggested daily breakdown of work. If your child is struggling with any of the Irish, please do not worry or spend too long at it, just encourage them to use their hardbacks & just answer what they can. (30 min max)
Mondy Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Inis Dom- Read p. 44 & 45. Look up 6 words in the dictionary from the piece that you do not understand & write them in your copy. Put these words in sentences if you can. Look over the new words from Monday.
Inis Dom- Read p. 45 –‘a’ & try your best to answer questions from ‘b’ if you can. Look over the new words from Monday.
Revise the verb ‘Déan’ (to make/do) –Inis Dom p.46 and complete ‘c’ on p. 46. Use your Irish hardback to help here if you have it. Look over the new words from Monday.
Revise the réamhfhocail ‘le’ (with) & complete ‘b’ on p. 47 Revise the new words, the verb ‘Dean’ & ‘le’. Watch some cartoons on TG4- SpongeBob is my favourite :D!

SESE:
Finish the Ireland worksheets: counties, rivers, lakes & mountains of Ireland.
Go on website scoilnet and go on to World Book Online. Write a report on the following: 1 Civil Rights leader (under important people)
Explore the map section on worldbookonline and find distance between various counties.
PE
Try to get outside (even your garden) for a short run/fresh air every day.
Joe Wicks has a daily PE lesson at 9am on his YouTube channel if you’re up for it. This can be accessed at any other time too!!
Extra Work: Watch News2day, watch cartoons on TG4, write daily journals/diary entries
Websites:
Download the APP ‘Duolingo’ & learn Irish or any new language
Topmarks: Literacy and Numeracy
Twinkl: free subscription for all this book-general
EPIC: Reading novels online