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.

Many thanks,

Fiona Nolan

 

Daily Schedule:

9-9:15 Mental Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

  • Revise multiplication and division facts on this website

9:15-10:00  Maths

  • 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.

10-10:30 Gaeilge

10:30-10:50 Break

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.

https://www.literacyshed.com/the-fantasy-shed.html

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.

13:45-14:30 Project

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.

14:30-14:50 Reading

Sit back, relax and enjoy reading your school library book or your own reading book.

More Activities:

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

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-baking

  • 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’.