Monday 22nd June
Girls, can you believe that it the final week of the school year already? It’s crazy to think about how fast time has gone since we all stepped into our classroom last August.
I just wanted to say a huge congratulations to each and every one of you for rising to the challenge of a crazy, unpredictable and often disappointing year and doing it with such adaptability and grace. You are a credit to yourselves and your families and you should all be extremely proud of yourselves as I am of you.
It has been an absolute pleasure teaching you all this year and thank you for making my first ever year teaching back home in Cork so enjoyable and fun and confirming that this is definitely where I want to be!
For this week, we are just continuing with themed work to wind down! I know that I made some errors in uploading the themes so we have another week of The Beach but the rest of the school is on Under the Sea. You can have a look through them and see if there is anything that tickles your fancy!
As our Seesaw subscription expires on Thursday 25th June, there will be no new Seesaws this week but keep a look out for any messages Monday through Wednesday!
I will put up the codes for Zooms tomorrow when I confirm which days I’ll be at home to do them!
Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication throughout the year. Your secondary schools are so lucky to be gaining you all as students next year!
Monday 15th June
Good morning girls,
Please find attached home learning for the week 15th -19th June. We’re doing a little bit of History, Maths and Irish but it shouldn’t take up too much time – they are short tasks! 6th class home learning 15th -19th June 2020
- Maths for the week: Monday Test 112 Tuesday – Friday 113-116
- Answers for maths: Monday – Friday Answers
- English Word search: Word Search
This fortnight’s theme is ‘The Beach.’ The Beach
Have a wonderful week!
Monday 8th June
We are going on tour!!! Just because we are stuck in Cork, it doesn’t mean that we can’t explore the world in which we live in. Each day this week we are going to go to a different place around the world and explore what they have to offer (except Friday – that’s a bit different!) So get your passports ready, pack your imaginary suitcases and get ready to go on virtual school tours to:
- Monday – Nasa
- Tuesday – African safari
- Wednesday – Paris
- Thursday – Legoland
- Friday – Coding workshop
I’ve attached all the links for the places that you can view or take tours of and a list of activities that you can do while on tour! Some days have loads of things that you can do to but remember it’s not a compulsory list so please don’t do it all (unless you really really want to!) Do whatever you feel comfortable with. Like any school tour, they are supposed to be enjoyable!
I’d love to hear how you get on so feel free to send me any of the things that you’ve done or even a quick reflection. Was there anything you liked, disliked or anything that you would change!
Themed work: Under the sea (I think I added the wrong theme last week – it’s supposed to be ‘The Beach’ but we’re going to stick to ‘Under the Sea’ and I’ll add ‘The Beach’ next week! If you and your sister(s) are going them together, either option is perfect!)
The HSE have a detailed Secondary Transfer document to support students moving from Primary to Secondary school called Big Fish to Little Fish. There are lots of bits to read and activities to do to get you ready to go off on your new adventure. Some we have already done a variation of but there are some that are a little different or another example of something. It’s attached here if you want to have a read through or do any of it. Feel free to ask me any questions if you have any. Big-Fish-to-Little-Fish
Have a lovely week now that we can do a little bit more!
Monday 1st June
Good morning girls!
I hope that you are enjoying the gorgeous weather and you are able to spend time outside. Well done for all the fantastic Seesaws and emails of work that I have received over the last few months – you have worked so hard and you should be really proud of yourselves (and your families -whom I’m sure are giving you lots of support at home!) I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your consistent hard work and that your secondary schools are really lucky to be gaining such hardworking and diligent students!
It’s now June so we are slowing down! There is no English, Irish or Maths posted for Monday or Tuesday this week. There is some art and PE but check out the other links below too for some ideas of what you could do. If you do none and want to spend time in your garden or being outside, that’s brilliant too!
There are English, Maths and Irish activities for Wednesday – Friday. This is just a guide and put up simply because I know that there will be girls who will want things to do. Not everything needs to be completed and it can done in any order or format you wish! If you don’t do any and focus on the Seesaws or the activities, that’s perfect!
Our work for the week of June 1st – 5th is here: Click here
Seesaws are live from 6pm Sunday 31st May. These are creative ones this week! Again, you don’t need to do all 5! The only one I would like you to do for certain is the secondary transfer one please!
Our theme this week is ‘Under the Sea.’ Have a look at some of the things that you could do on this topic: Under the sea
Monteray Bay in California has live web cams coverage of their aquarium. Check it out if you like sea life. https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams
Some creative ideas to consider:
- Draw Your Hero are running an art competition honouring the superheroes in your life. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 3rd June so you need to be quick if you want to enter. Read the instructions on https://drawyourhero.ie/the-competition/ Entries must be uploaded on their website.
- J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, has a new book that she is releasing in chapters on her website specifically for the book. Have a read. There are 10 chapters in total up there now! It’s not the same as Harry Potter but looks really good! https://www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/
- There is also an illustration competition to run alongside the book. Have a look here https://www.theickabog.com/competition/ for what you need to do! The competition is from 7-12 year olds, sorry girls who are already 13, and you need your parents permission.
- The Tate museum in London has some fun ideas of creative things that you could do also! https://www.tate.org.uk/kids
Have a wonderful week and apologies for the long message today!
Monday 25th May
Can you believe it’s the last week of May?!
Please follow the link for home learning for week 25th – 29th May. Click here
The geography quiz link is here. This is also on Seesaw so it can be completed there if you wish. Geography Quiz
The theme for the next two weeks is ‘Summer.’ Make sure that you get out an enjoy the sunshine (if we get it this week!) Summer Ideas
Also just a gentle reminder to:
- Fill in both the ‘My Profile’ and ‘My Child’s Profile’
- Take a photo of your daughter for inclusion in the yearbook as we obviously won’t have the photographer coming to school this year. Please send these to the sixth class email address.
Thank you in advance!
Have a wonderful week!
Monday 18th May
Morning ladies. Well done on your continued hard work. You are working really hard.
Please follow the link for home learning for week 18th – 22nd May Click here
The garden is still the theme for this week so follow the link below.
Instructions for maths and Irish are on Seesaw.
Have a lovely week!
Monday 11th May
Good morning girls! I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine on Saturday. You did a great job last week. All the Seesaws and emails were fantastic from the short stories to the photography to the coordinates in maths! Well done! You are all stars!
Please follow the link for home learning for week 11th – 15th May Click here
Our topic for the next 2 weeks is ‘The Garden/Gardening.’ Please complete some of the items on the list. I would love to see what creative things you come up with! You could even think outside the box with photography, videos, art etc! The Garden
There is no mental maths on the list of work for the week as the Busy at Maths is quite detailed but if you wish for some, I can send it on!
Don’t forget to KEEP READING! Reading any book at all is so beneficial!
Remember if you are stuck on anything, feel free to email me!
Monday 4th May
Hello girls! I loved hearing from you last week via Seesaw and email. Your Andy Goldsworthy inspired artworks were amazing and I loved the poems that I read! You are doing a brilliant job of working from home. As today is a bank holiday, we only have an art topic and then normal tasks will continue from Tuesday. Seesaw tasks will go up on Monday evening.
Monday’s art inspiration Hokusai
Please follow the link for home learning for week 4th – 8th May Click here
Our topic this week is ‘Dogs.’ Please complete some of the items on the list. I would love to see what creative things you come up with! Dogs
As our Master Your Maths should now be completed, here is a mental maths worksheet to be completed in sections throughout the week. Maths Time Worksheet
Remember if you are stuck on anything feel free to email me!
Monday 27th April
Good morning ladies! Here we are for another week. Please follow the link for home learning for week 27th April – 1st May 2020. Click here
Our topic this week is ‘Ireland.’ Please complete some of the items on the list. I would love to see what creative things you come up with!
I know you are disappointed that the confirmation has been postponed and your special day is not taking place today. Why not take a moment to enjoy this little video clip and be thankful for all the special memories and great friends you have made over the years in Glasheen.
Monday 20th April
Good morning girls! I hope that you are well and enjoyed your Easter holidays! Please follow the link for school work for week 20th – 24th April 2020 Click here
Our topic this week ‘Houses and Homes.’ Please complete some of the items on the list. I would love to what creative things you come up with! Houses and Homes Ideas
I hope that you are all staying healthy and happy during this strange time. It’s definitely strange for me not seeing all your faces every day – I don’t like it! Hopefully you are making your way (as slowly as you want) through the list of work that I gave you. Remember to take time to create some art, do some exercise and just do things that bring you enjoyment! I hope that you are being kind to your family and you are making time to stay in contact with your friends (virtually of course!)
Fingers crossed we’ll be back in class soon. Until then I’ve added a tiny bit more to the list from the 12th March. Again, don’t feel pressure to get it all done!
|Maths||Master Your Maths Week 28|
|English||Writing genre: Narrative
Write a story using the line:
I did a double take. Surely, I was losing my mind. There is absolutely no way that outside the window there was a ________.
The line can be anywhere in the story. Try and incorporate these writing features into it:
· Past tense
· Descriptive language (powerful verbs, exciting adverbs, specific nouns and precise descriptive adjectives)
· Varied sentence lengths
· Multi clause sentences (drop in clauses, relative clauses – who, whom, whoever-, and subordinate clauses – which, despite, as, if, since)
· Speech only when necessary
· Correct punctation for speech (Eg, “Can you believe it’s already March?” exclaimed Bob.)
|SPHE||Create a bullet journal entry of all the things that you are grateful for at the minute. Remember when creating these, the absolute smallest of things are really important too.|