'Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.'
Welcome to the start of Term 2 in 6th class and a return to learning from home! From Monday, January 11th, you will find your list of school work here. New work will be added each day, making use of our school books, online websites and Seesaw. Remember to always check here first for each day's work and use Seesaw to send me a photo of your completed work. Take great care with handwriting and presentation as you would in class. We will hopefully be returning to the classroom very soon but until then do your best each day and stay safe. Ms. Keogh
Friday, 15th January Gaeilge p. 137 Bun go Barr
Write out the 'Ceisteanna' box into your copy
Learn the meanings of the question words. Test yourself!
Unit 8 p. 31 Learn: aerobatics to aerodrome. Go over your 'starred' words. Find meanings in crossword. Do Q5
Carefully check your answers for yesterday's work (Seesaw Activity)
Mental Maths p.49 Friday Review
SPHE (Seesaw Activity)
Complete your Rainbow Moments for this week
Choose one activity from the 'Weaving Wellbeing' challenge sheet
Draw/colour a 'New Year's Fireworks' scene
Keep your background colour dark and let the colour of the fireworks explode from the page
Google 'new year's fireworks' for some inspiration
Thursday, 14th January English Spellings Unit 8 p. 30/31 Learn: airmail - aerial. Go over your 'starred' words. Find meanings in crossword. Do Q4. Use the red box 'prefixes' to help you with this question and an online dictionary https://kids.britannica.com/kids/browse/dictionary
Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXOanvv4plU Listen to a performance of 'Mars' from 'The Planets' written for orchestra by the composer Holst. This piece represents the planet Mars but all the planets are represented in the full composition. What do you visualise in your head as you listen? How does it make you feel? Draw/write your response. PE(Posted in Seesaw) Use your name to build some movement breaks into your day.
Wednesday, 13th January Gaeilge (Activity in Seesaw) Read p. 34 of story San Ionad Siopadóireachta (In the Shopping Centre) Highlight the verbs at the start of the sentences. Write the verbs in a list in your copy. Find the meanings of the verbs using p. 132/133 at the back of your book. Aim to write/translate at least 8 verbs. English Spellings Unit 8 p. 30 Learn: airline - airborne. Go over your 'starred' words. Find meanings in crossword. Do Q2. Reading Read at Home p. 55 Notre Dame Read the text. Highlight the answers to Q1-5 in your book. Writing Write and illustrate an information leaflet for the the tourists that visit Notre Dame cathedral on their holidays. Include: Title, Photos/drawings, History of the building, Description of the building, Places/items of interest inside the building. Use kids.kiddle.co/Notre-Dame_de_Paris for extra reading. Maths Mental Maths Wednesday + Problem Solving. (Use Tuesday's correct answers posted in Seesaw Activities to help with today's work) Lines and angles (Activity in Seesaw)
Project work continued – Geography – The Solar System (Take as much time as you need to complete this work. Present your information creatively. Extra tasks will be added during the week. Use the provided links and your own research.) Task 3.A mnemonic is a sentence that helps us to memorise something eg. in recorder we use Every Green Bus Drives Fast to help us remember the order of music notes on the lines - e,g,b,d,f. Write your own menemonic sentence to help you remember the order of the planets. The first letter of each word in the sentence should match the first letter of each planet (in the correct order!). Write/illustrate your sentence. Try to memorise the order of the planets in our solar system. (See example in Seesaw)
Task 1. Draw and label a diagram of the solar system. Pay attention to the colour and detail of the planets, their location, the location of the sun. Task 2. Create a fact box for each planet in the solar system. Name each planet and write 3 facts about each one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf40ruY8UOs https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/space/ https://www.esa.int/kids/en/learn/Our_Universe/Planets_and_moons/The_Solar_System_and_its_planets Tuesday, 12th January Gaeilge (Activity in Seesaw) Read p. 34 of new story San Ionad Siopadóireachta (In the Shopping Centre) English Spellings Unit 8 p. 30 Ask someone to pretest your spelling list. Mark your ‘starred’ words. Learn airbrush, airstrip, airlift. (Look, say, cover, write, check) Find 3 spelling words in crossword. Complete Q1. Reading Read at Home p. 54 Against the Wind Read the text. Highlight the answers to Q1-5 in your book. Writing (See Newspaper template in Seesaw) Imagine yourself as a newspaper journalist. Write a report on the flight of the airplane ‘Bremen’ from Dublin to Canada. Use factual information from p. 54 ‘Against the Wind’ in your report. Paragraph 2 onwards will help you. Your report should include: a headline, date of event, paragraphs, names of people involved, names of places, description of events and closing sentence. Draw and caption a photo as part of your newspaper report (See example of layout in Seesaw) Maths Mental Maths Week 16 Tuesday + Problem Solving Action Maths p. 73 Draw and label the types of anglesshown in the blue box on p. 73. Use a ruler for straight lines. Colour the curved line that represents the angle.
Monday, 11th January Gaeilge 'Athbhliain faoi mhaoise daoibh!' Write and decorate the message 'Athbhliain faoi mhaoise daoibh!' ('Happy New Year!') English Spellings RESOLUTION - a firm decision to do or not to do something. (look, say, cover, write,check) Set a timer for 3 minutes. Write as many words as you can using the letters in the word ‘resolution’. Writing Write a recount of your Christmas holidays or just one day in particular. (Use paragraphs - Opening – who, what, when, where. First event – describe what happened, give interesting detail. Second event. Thirdevent. Closing sentence.) Highlight your capital letters. Maths Tables practice – Click on 'Times Tables'. Complete 3 rounds of ‘Tables up to 12’ ‘Hit the Answer’ ‘Mixed’. Record your highest score. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Introduction to 2d shapes. Try this sorting game. Start easy at Level 1 and work your way up. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/carroll-diagrams/2d-shapes Wellbeing 3 Good Things: write down 3 good things that happened to you over the Christmas holidays. Think about how they made you feel.
Christmas in 6th Class
There were lots of Christmas activities taking place in 6th class. We made Advent wreaths and an Advent Kindness calendar. We constructed paper stars to decorate the school corridors. We entered a Christmas card competition run by An Garda Síochána. We wrote and published Christmas picture books and constructed a Christmas village inspired by Whoville. We finished the lead up to Christmas by decorating cups of hot chocolate for a special someone in our lives and making snowmen.
We completed Christmas themed science projects. Our ideas included: a flying Santa, Christmas bauble lava lamps, a spinning Christmas tree, a Christmas village with moving parts, light up Christmas baubles, crystallised candy canes, making snow and a moving reindeer.
We're beginning to feel the chill of winter creeping in! We used our Irish poem 'An Geimhreadh' as an opportunity to show off our beautiful handwriting and presentation skills. As part of our narrative writing we worked on descriptive passages. We examined photos of winter scenes and used our senses to help us describe what we saw. We used our paintings of a winter evening's sky to compliment our descriptive passages.
We spent some time exploring school through the ages. We read about the progression of education in Ireland from the time of the Celts to the National School System. We put together a snap shot poster of life in Christ the King National School in the year 2020.
Science Week 2020 We celebrated Science Week with some daily science activities. We explored 'signs of life' as our theme for the week. Some of our activities included researching a famous scientist, examining the characteristics of life, imagining what form life might take on another planet, investigating yeast for signs of life and using bread to find signs of life in the form of bacteria/fungus. We constructed a robotic hand, part of the Intel Mini Scientist virtual event, and finished the week with some Science themed shadow art.
Halloween - We read about the origins and traditions of Halloween. We made Halloween torches. We enjoyed some Halloween poetry and practised alliteration in an 'A-Z of Halloween' booklet. We painted haunted houses against a night sky and created some 'Day of the Dead' collages using coloured paper.
We celebrated Maths week with lots of fun activities. We watched Maths tv, played online games, explored the number plates of the cars parked on the yard and created some interesting maths art - All About Me sums and Islamic geometric patterns.
Project work - We completed our first group projects of the year on The European Union
We designed mazes using a magnet to pull our characters along the correct path.