Hi all, hope you are all doing well during this difficult time. Here are some ideas and work structures for the coming week. Hopefully they will serve as a help to you all as you navigate through the next period. These are only recommendations and you as parents will know what works for you and your child.
Every day I would recommend completing one test from BrainTeasers. Continue on each day in sequential order.
For spelling and litriú, take a unit a week. For English spellings, I would advise taking 4 words a day for 4 days; 16 words in total. For litriú, take 3 words a day for 4 days; 12 words in total.
Maths: – Every day practice multiplication and division tables. These can be done in a fun and enjoyable manner through challenges and games. Recite tables within a certain time frame, get 10/15/20 tables correct in a row etc, etc. The maths games Fizz Buzz and Buno are especially popular in the class.
For the coming week focus on the clock. Begin by revising 5-minute intervals on the clock face. Every number on the clock face represents a 5- minute interval. the big hand shows minutes, the small hand shows hours. With analogue time, the numbers 1-6 reflect ‘minutes past’ the previous hour while the numbers 7-11 are referred to as ‘minutes to’ the next hour’. 12 refers to ‘o’clock’. Below are a useful powerpoint to revise this and a page of activities.
Tuesday; Converting time from digital and analogue can be quite tricky. Remember that with digital time there is no ‘minutes to the hour’, it is always ‘minutes past’ the previous hour’, for example 12:35, 8:44, 9:15. Underneath is a worksheet to convert digital time into analogue time.
Wednesday: One Minute Intervals. The lines between each number on a clock represent one-minute gaps. Here are some activities to practice.
Thursday: Here are another page of activities.
Friday: Time to apply time in some real-life situations. Here are some timetable activities. Have a go at them, the answers are also attached.
No need for parents to panic here!
Here are links to four songs we have done as Gaeilge this year. I would encourage the children to practice a song a day this week before I give a new song next week!
Practice these 2 dramas we have done in school. There will be a new one next week!
Have a go at this quiz!
Read a book for 20 minutes every day. Pick 5 tricky words from your reading each day, find out what they mean and put them into sentences. Don’t forget full stops, capital letters, adjectives and adverbs!
In history you will read about Anne Frank. Every day spend 10 minutes writing a diary about your day and what is going on around you. When you are older , people might ask what life was like during this time. This is your chance to write about what you are experiencing and how you are feeling. Use your new words in your writing and concentrate on beautiful handwriting, punctuation and spelling. Look over your work at least twice and fix any mistakes you spot!
My Read at Home. Continue on with My Read at Home. Do a page a day (Starting on page 82: Elephants) and answer the questions.
Anne Frank: During World War 2, the Germans invaded many countries and targeted many people, especially the Jews. Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl from Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. When the Nazis took over the city, Anne and her family went into hiding. During her time in hiding she kept a diary of her life. Here are 3 reading comprehensions at different difficulty levels on Anne Frank
Take a virtual tour of the Secret Annex:
Pick a country of your choice apart from Ireland.
Find out: 1) What continent it’s in.
3) Capital City
4) 3 other cities
5) Languages spoken
6) National sport
7) 5 Famous people from the country
8) Name and describe a famous landmark
9) Draw the flag of the country
10) Draw a map of the country and put the capital and the three other cities in the correct place.
Music: One of the countries invaded by Germany during the Second World War was Austria. The film the Sound of Music takes place in Austria during this time. It gives a good insight into life for Austrians under the Nazi regime. If you get the chance during the week, it would be a lovely film for the family to watch.
The songs in this film are fantastic. The song Edelweiss is about a flower native to Austria which is seen as a symbol of hope during the terrible period. Attached are lyrics and video links for you to practice and learn
Exercise is so important during this time. Every day this week, I challenge you to do 20 jumping jacks, 15 squat jumps and to hop on each leg 10 times. Do these three exercises three times a day.
Here is a fantastic challenge for you all to practice with a ball. Can you master it by the end of the week???
8 Step Challenge
This year we have spoken a lot about Gratitude and Kindness. Every day write down 3 things you are grateful for and 3 kind things you did for others today. It is so important that you are helpful and caring to your families during this time. You have the chance to fill someone else’s bucket every single day
Most importantly, have fun with your families. Play plenty of games, practice your sports or instruments and read some books!