Dear Parents & 6th Class Pupils,
I hope you are all well. I have put together a guide for a routine for the next two weeks below. The pupils brought home a worklist on the last day of school which details page numbers to be completed in their books. Anywhere I mention worklist, this is what I am referring to.
The below schedule of course is only a guide to help you so do not feel under pressure to follow it exactly as it is and of course feel free to add/swap in things which the children have a keen interest in. I hope you all enjoy your experience of home-school and thank you all for your support during this time.
9-9:15 Mental Maths
- Revise multiplication and division facts on this website
- Complete 3 questions from Mathemagic worklist e.g Qs 1-3. If you are finished all maths work from this list go back to chapter 20 & chapter 16 in Mathemagic and complete 3 questions daily from this chapter.
- listen to and sing along to contemporary songs in Gaeilge on the website–https://lurgan.biz/lurganlingo/
- https://www.duolingo.com/learn– complete 20 mins daily on this website to extend your Gaeilge.
Have a snack and an exercise break
Here are some exercise options:
- Go Noodle website- indoor recess section
- Solo a ball for as long as you can or skip with as skipping rope for as long as you can
10:50 – 11:50 Reading Zone
- Complete a unit from your worklist. Read the story and do activities A-E. If you finish these units on the worklist continue onto the next units/stories.
11:50-12:30 Atlas Hunt
- Using your atlas complete a page in Atlas Hunt from your worklist
12:30- 13:00 Lunch & catch up on the news on https://trte.rte.ie/news2day/
13-13:45 Creative Writing
- Complete writing activities from this animation website. You can choose your own writing activities from the website or complete those listed below.
Example Writing Activities
- Watch the short animation video ‘Adrift’ and write a story titled ‘The Girl Who Lived On The Back Of A Whale.
- Watch the short animation video ‘Forever Young’ and write a diary entry from the man’s point of view leading up to when he goes through the gate.
- Watch the short animation video ‘Arctic Circle’ and write a story about it focusing on detailed descriptions of the lonely landscape.
Work on your project about your secondary school. Some ideas you could include: The history of the school, how many pupils & teachers, the subjects, the sports & clubs, draw a picture of the school, things you learned from the open day.
Sit back, relax and enjoy reading your school library book or your own reading book.
Some extra activities for anytime during the week or weekend
- Baking: With the help of an adult, try out baking some chocolate chip muffins, blueberry muffins or chocolate chip cookies. The recipes are on this website
- Drawing: Create a still life drawing. Pick your favourite place in your home or outside, sit down and draw it exactly as it looks from your view at that moment.
- Drama: learn your lines for ‘Alice In Wonderland’.