Wednesday 3rd June
Dia daoibh ar maidin a pháistí
I hope you had a lovely weekend and that you enjoyed the fabulous weather. We are fast approaching the end of this very unusual school year but our learning must continue for another while yet. This is a short week so we will try to catch up on any work left unfinished from previous weeks and also continue our independent work in our books. I've posted your work in detail on Seesaw as usual.
Our main learning focus is on our persuasive writing skills. I will be asking you to complete another piece of writing for me this week using the template and examples to help you.
In SESE we will continue with "Something Fishy" moving on to lesson 3 where you will learn about how salmon spawning occurs and the importance of habitat conservation.
I look forward to reading your posts to Seesaw during the week.
Monday 27th April
Dia daoibh a pháistí,
Tá súil agam go bhfuil sibh go maith. We will continue our remote learning through Seesaw. Our focus this week is on Mayo , our own county as well as our regular Maths, Irish and English.
There is also an opportunity for you to take up The Active Home Challenge which is to complete 60 min of activity everyday. The activity you choose is up to yourself. It can be 6 different 10 min activities or 2 x 30 min activities etc.
Check out The Home Challenges Page for more information.
Thanks to all of you for your posts and engagement with Seesaw. I look forward to hearing from you this week .
Slán go fóill,
Update Monday 20th April
Dia daoibh a pháistí,
I hope you had a lovely Easter and that you and your families are keeping well. As the school remains closed, we will continue our learning remotely through Seesaw. I know it is difficult during this lovely weather to settle down to school work but try your best. Thanks to you all for engaging with the Seesaw app. I will check it every day and respond to you as soon as I can. I’m still finding my way through it and learning as I go along. I have posted the work you should aim to complete before Friday 24th April and additional suggested activities for you to try.
Update Tuesday 31st March
Dear boy and girls,
Hope you are all well during these very unusual times. It looks like we’ll be off school for another while yet, so from today we will start to use “Seesaw” software to record and share our work. You will be able to take pictures of your work or upload it and I will be able to read it and get back to you. I will forward a login code this evening to your parents email address. I am looking forward to connecting with you on the Seesaw this week to see how you are getting on and to offer some suggestions for learning from home.
Bye for now,
Wednesday 19th March
Dia daoibh a pháistí,
I hope you’re all well and making the most of your time off school. Please ensure that you go outside and exercise in the fresh air and that you take the opportunity to enjoy other hobbies now that you have some extra free time. Even though the school is closed, it is very important that you continue your learning independently. Here are some activities for you to get working on between now and March 29th.
English: Spelling made Fun Lists 24 & 25
Irish: Ceartlitriú 6 : Units 2 & 12 Bia
Maths: Prim ED Mental Maths- Do the next 2 weeks including Friday reviews. Go back over previous weeks and begin to fill in unfinished work.
Project Work: Germany
Begin to research Germany. You may use the internet with permission from home. Here are some guidelines to help you. Find out about
Physical features – rivers, mountains, lakes, coastline
Cities & towns
Culture- music, dance, language, flag, anthem
History- WW1, WW2,
Famous Germans- eg Beethoven
Schools & Education
Industry eg cars, electrical goods
Compare & contrast with Ireland
Study one city or river in more detail eg The Rhine
Before you begin your research
How Much Do You Know about Germany?
Find the answers.
1. What does ‘Guten Tag’ mean?
2. Which popular confectionary originated in Germany?
3. What is the capital of Germany?
4. What is this image of?
5. At what age do German children start school?
6. Which famous Friends actor has a German surname?
7. What is the approximate population of Germany?
8. What divided Berlin between the years 1961 and 1989?
9. Which famous German scientist discovered the theory of relativity?
10. Find the name of a famous German football team.
11. Find the name of a famous German Supermarket.
12. What is Lufthansa?
13. ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ means what in English?
14. Which famous composer lived in Bonn?
15. What time does the typical German school day end?
16. Germany is made up of 16 ‘Länder’. What are ‘Länder’?
17. Find the name of a German car manufacturer.
18. What currency does Germany use?
19. Who is the German Chancellor?
20. Which three colours appear on the German Flag?
Find info on these sites
Search” Germany “ in Twinkl.ie or Twinkl.co.uk There are very good power points and fact files
Try to do a little school work every day. Set aside a definite time each morning and try to get your work done early in the day.
Update on school work 27th March
Dear boys and girls
I hope you are keeping well and that you are aware of how staying away from others will keep you and your family safe and healthy during this time.
Hopefully you have been able to do some learning activities over the past week or so. Don’t worry if you haven’t completed all the work from our class page, you can work at your own pace. If you have collected some facts and information on Germany, you could create a power point presentation and email it to me at email@example.com .
Parents, please don't feel under pressure to cover any of this work with your child most of it is independent work. I know you are very busy with other concerns and worries at this time.
Suggested work for the next 2 weeks
Spelling made Fun Lists 26 & 27 Get someone at home to test you on the lists done and fill in test units at the back of the book
Read, read, read- this is the best time to read as much as you can. Pick a good book and write a book review which you can share with the class when we return. There are many templates online which you can use
Ceartlitriú 6 : Revise the units on Bia
Spend a short time each day looking at TG4 or listening to Raidió na Gaeltachta to keep in tune with the Irish language. Keep revising your verbs in your learning log. Check out Briathra pages on Twinkl
Prim ED Mental Maths- Do the next 2 weeks including Friday reviews. Go back over previous weeks and begin to fill in unfinished work. Make a note in your learning log of any sums you found difficult
Use Khan Academy to provide practice on a range of topics in Maths.
Some other learning activities to consider
Typing.com is a good resource to help children become proficient in their typing skills. You may help your children to create their own accounts. ( ) Also – here’s a link to the BBC website that teaches you how to touch type. It’s a handy skill for when you are in college and all your assignments are typed. https://www.dancemattypingguide.com/dance-mat-typing-level-1/
Try to keep a diary every other day of how you have been spending your time-
Try some free writing e.g. poems, creative writing, email, letter to a friend or grandparent
Lightbot: Lightbot is an educational game for kids that introduces several principles of programming. Children will practice concepts like sequence, conditions, and loops without typing or coding. Use problem solving skills to complete the puzzles!
Scratch: With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Scratch 5-7 year olds:
Scratch 8-16 year olds: https://scratch.mit.edu/
Other Research Projects
Prepare a research project to present to your class when you come back to school.
Your research project can be about anything that you want! It can be about:
your favourite team (e.g. Juventus, LA Lakers, Liverpool etc.)
a type of animal (e.g. Lion, elephant etc.)
your favourite game (e.g. football, soccer, computer gametc.)
a landmark (e.g. the Eiffel Tower (France), Christ the Redeemer (Rio) etc.)
A moment in history (e.g. World War 1, The Titanic etc.)
Draw, paint or construct
A caricature of yourself.
Depict yourself as a superhero.
A view out of a window.
Capture the view from your car’s rearview mirror.
Choose an object and give it a face.
Create an alternate cover to your favourite book or album.
Invent your own insects.
Get a handful of utensils and toss them on the table. Draw them as they land.
PE: Practise your Gaelic Football Skills by doing the 200 touch challenge. All you need is a ball and a wall!
Try your best to do a bit every day. Keep safe and help out at home.
Slán agus beannacht, Mrs Tighe