Welcome to 5th Class 2019/2020
Teacher: Ms. Murphy
5th Class Home Learning: 30th March-3rd April
Firstly I hope you and your families are all keeping well. I would give anything to be able to go to school and see you all in the morning, but unfortunately we can’t do that at the moment. Let’s all keep hoping and praying that we will be back to normal before too long!
I hope you’re all taking the time to enjoy this extra time with your families and to relax – 5th Class has been a busy year so far! Myself and all my family are well, I’ve been spending my days going for walks, organising work and fun activities to send to you all at home, and planning lovely lessons for when we’re back in school!
I have made a list of work for you to be doing at home this week. Try your best with it but please don’t stress if you don’t understand something. Ask someone at home for help or we will look at it when we’re back in school. As well as the list of book work, I have been looking for activities that you can be doing at home that are fun and interesting. I have found lots of different websites and apps that you can use to have fun and still be learning at the same time. Some of these websites require your parent to sign up with their email and some of them don’t, please show your mum or dad what website you are going into so they know what you are doing. Some of these websites are American/British: remember we are the same as Grade 5 (USA) or Year 6 (UK). I know you may have to share a laptop or you might not be able to go online all the time, these sites are just to give you some ideas and you by no means have to play every single game on every single website or do every single activity!! They are just some nice ideas for you that I have found.
As well as websites, there are some authors and artists who are running live online classes for children at home at different times throughout the day. I have included the details with their information below. These classes may be run on Facebook Live or Instagram Live, so please ask your parents for permission to watch these classes first. Don’t forget to check our class Twitter page every now and then (@GlasheenGNS5th) as I will share any useful ideas and activities on there if I come across them.
I hope you are all safe and happy, and are keeping in touch with each other. I know you might be starting to get a bit unsettled and restless, and probably missing your friends. But like our Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, don’t forget to ask your parents what you can do to help them too. I know this can be a strange time for you but it’s a worrying time for your mums and dads too, so don’t forget to ask them how they are!
You are all kind, hard-working and caring young women and I can’t wait until we are back to normality in our classroom and I’m hearing about all the lovely family times you’ve shared over this time at home. Enjoy the activities and games I have included below. Remember: keep washing your hands, and keep smiling!!
Miss Murphy J
- www.morningchallenge.co.uk – this is a great website to kick off your learning every morning! It has a word of the day, country of the day, some maths problems to solve, a history fact for that date, some daily challenges, a ‘Spot The Spelling/Grammar Mistake’ and some other things all on one screen. You need to look at it on a laptop/computer as it doesn’t work on phones.
- www.mrsmactivity.co.uk/free-resources-2/ – there is free access to this website which is full of resources
- twinkl.ie – a fantastic website full of activities giving free membership for a month to parents and students working at home. Go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and use the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.
- www.abcya.com – has a good mixture of maths and literacy games
- www.topmarks.co.uk – has a lot of great games across all subjects
- Online activities:
- Manga High
- https://matr.org/blog/fun-maths-games-activities-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR0keDZQ9j1AIFVkYf1pokBwaSRg0tdZpiYwId_yPO8Ln2SLzMk44KSqB5E – a blog with a list of maths activities to do at home
- gregtangmath.com – some nice games on this website
- play.prodigygame.com – fun maths games
- iknowit.com – some really good maths games on here
- Hit The Button game
- Keep revising your tables! Try playing some of our tables games at home
- revision of ÷6 and x6
- Monday 30th March
- Busy at Maths p19 – revision
- Tuesday 31st March
- BAM p84 Q5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 & Maths Fact – Long Division
- Wednesday 1st April
- BAM p102 Q4, 5, 6 – Percentages
- Thursday 2nd April
- BAM p85 Q1-8 & Maths Fact – Long Division
- Friday 3rd April
- BAM p103 Q2, 4, 5, 6, 7 – Percentages
- Online activities:
- literacyshedplus.com has some great free resources at the moment, full of videos with writing activities and comprehension packs
- Listen to audio versions of your favourite children’s books on YouTube
- Borrow Box – free app, allows you to download ebooks and audiobooks, you just need a regular library card
- Oliver Jeffers is a fantastic children’s author and is reading one of his books live online every weekday evening around 6pm on Instagram Live.
- Every day at 11am David Walliams will release an audio story from his book ‘The World’s Worst Children’. It is on his website worldofdavidwalliams.com. It takes about 20 minutes, so sit down with a cup of tea and a biscuit, take a break and relax while you listen to one of his stories!
- Read at Home: p93-96
- Spellings: (don’t forget to use a new spelling strategy in your word study copy!)
à if there are any words you don’t understand, look them up in your dictionary
- Monday 30th: chariots, February, imitate, league
- Tuesday 31st: muscles, physical, valuable, purchase
- Wednesday 1st: telephone, microphone, geography, triumph
- Thursday 2nd: terrible, possible, impossible, invisible
- Friday 3rd: Ask someone to test your spellings, write them into your word study copy
- Word Study
- Do one word study each day from these 5 spellings: imitate, valuable, triumph, chariots and purchase. Divide your page into 4 and find the definition, a synonym, put the word in a sentence and draw it out in a picture.
- Writing/Project of the week:
- We are living through history right now. As I said to you all before we left school, this is something that I have never seen in my lifetime, and you will (hopefully) never see again in yours. So I thought it would be a good idea for you all to make a time capsule documenting this extraordinary time in your lives, for you to look back on when you’re older. Sort of like the time capsule we all made at the beginning of the year! It’s a way for you to write about how you were feeling at the time, explain all about what’s happening in the world around you, and what you might be happy or worried about.
- First, write a letter to your future self. (Decide on a day to open it – maybe you could date it for when you turn 18!) Write your age, family, who your friends are, where you live, favourite TV show/song/book, what you like to eat/drink, what your hobbies are, what class you are in, etc. Include some food wrappers/labels of things you like. Write about what’s going on in the world right now, in your own words. Tell your future self how you feel, talk about what you want to be when you grow up and some things you are looking forward to doing when you’re an adult. It will be so interesting for you to look back at this in however many years time and see if anything has changed!
- Next, if your family get the newspaper, cut out some articles about Covid-19 that you think will be important for your future self to read. Or, include the whole newspaper in the time capsule. If your family doesn’t get the newspaper, you could print some articles from online.
- Another activity is to draw a picture of your family as you are now. It will be cool to see how much you’ve all grown and changed when you look back at it in the future! If you can, take some photos of yourself, your family, your pets, what you’re getting up to day-to-day during this social distancing. When all of this is over, you can print them out and include them in the time capsule. Also trace around your hand so your future self can compare hand sizes with you.
- Lastly, try to keep a diary every day during this time at home. This is something I have done every night since we finished up school, and I know it will be interesting to read back on it in the future as I might not remember the little things that have been happening, like having to sanitise the trolley before I went into the supermarket! Write about things from the news, what you got up to that day, how you are feeling, any worries, news, ideas.. anything at all.
à Put all of this together in a scrapbook or a box, and when we are back to normality you can put it into the attic or somewhere you won’t get at it for years to come!
- Online activities
- Duolingo: this is an app and a website. It’s brilliant for practicing languages, so it would be super if you could all sign up and be practicing your Irish at home. I’ve even started using it every day to learn some Spanish!!
- I Spy game in Irish: ‘I Spy with my little eye something beginning with…’ – ‘Feicim le mo shúilín rud a tosnaíonn le…’
- Watch a programme on Cúla4/TG4 (also available online)
- Inspirational Woman Project: I hope your project on your chosen woman that inspires you is going well. Remember to include as much information about the person’s early life, family, ambitions, what made them famous, etc. You could now type this biography up on Microsoft Word and print it off (if possible!) Don’t forget to draw and paint/colour a portrait of this person. Some good sites to use when doing your research are:
- WorldBookOnline (access it through scoilnet.ie )
- Avoid Wikipedia!!
- Happy Songs – I find sometimes when I get a bit worried or anxious these days it’s a good idea to listen to a happy song to cheer myself right back up again! Here is my ‘Happy Song’ for this week for you to have a listen to J
à Bob Marley: ‘Three Little Birds (Don’t Worry)’
- Marvel comic artist William Sliney’s Facebook/Twitter page has an art challenge to print out and colour in every day – some of them so far have been Marvel characters like Spiderman.
- The Craft Cabin, Cavan is doing a Facebook Live every day at 12pm with a craft challenge for children to do (using mainly paper and things you would have at home)
- Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is doing daily PE lessons for 30 minutes Monday-Friday @ 9am, live on his YouTube channel. Just search ‘Body Coach TV’ in the YouTube search bar and click ‘Subscribe’ to be notified about when he goes live every day. This is a really good idea to get you up and ready for the day!!
- Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube
- Go for walks with your family