HAPPY HOLIDAYS Girls. Well done on all your hard work during the year. I hope you all have a great summer and enjoy spending this time with your family and friends. Try to get outside and stay as active as you can. Also try your best to help out at home in any way you can.
Enjoy the holidays,
Hi Girls, I hope you are all well. I also I hope you enjoyed last week’s work and practiced some of the suggested mindfulness exercises. This week is the last week of school before the summer holidays (and our last week of 5th class). Our theme for this week is HOLIDAYS & TRAVEL. Although your summer holiday plans may have changed, I hope you all have fun during your time off. Things are slowly returning to a bit of normality so try to enjoy your holidays as much as you can. Below are your tasks for this week. I hope you attempt them all and hopefully learn something new.
Below is a quiz containing 50 questions. As you already know, I think it is very important to be very familiar with the world in which we live. These questions (and researching the answers) should help you learn a little more about the geography of our amazing planet.
What is the only country with a coastline on both the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf?
2. Which river flows through Paris?
3. Where in the British isles is Lady Isabella, the world’s largest working water wheel?
4. What is the capital city of Slovenia, formerly part of the state of Yugoslavia?
5. Which European country shares its border with the most neighbours (nine)?
6. Which Asian country is bigger than France, Spain and Germany combined but has a population of little over two million?
7. What is Europe’s largest port?
8. Hamilton is the capital of which island in the North Atlantic Ocean?
9. In which country is the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis?
10. Mount Vesuvius overlooks which modern Italian city?
1.Of which country is Sofia the capital?
2. Which republic lies partly in Europe and partly in Asia?
3. Which stretch of water separates the Isle of Wights from mainland Britain?
4. Which country is nicknamed ‘The Cockpit of Europe’ because of the number of battles throughout history fought on its soil?
5. What is the capital of Libya?
6. Which European capital city is divided by canals into about 90 islands joined by about 400 bridges?
7. In which US state is the Harvard University?
8. In which ocean are the beautiful islands of Seychelles?
9. What is the highest active volcano in Europe?
10. Brisbane is the capital of which Australian state?
1.Which European country is divided into 26 cantons, six of which are designated ‘semi-cantons’ but function as full cantons?
2. A sabra is a native of which country?
3. Which South American country has land borders with ten other countries?
4. Which country has Montevideo as its capital city?
5. Name the only country through which both the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn pass.
6. Riga is the capital city of which European country?
7. Apart from Dutch and French, what is the other official language of Belgium?
8. In which European country is the cathedral town of Teruel?
9. Which, by area, is the largest country in South America?
10. What’s the world’s biggest port?
Round 41. The Maritime Alps run along the border between which two countries?
2. Which river forms part of the boundary between Mexico and the United States?
3. New Caledonia is a dependent state of which country?
4. Port Moresby is the capital of which country?
5. Which mountain range in Africa has the same name as a town in South Wales?
6. At 2,277 feet, Mount Botrange is the highest point of which European country?
7. Which river flows through Glasgow?
8. What is the world’s second highest mountain after Everest, being situated in Asia?
9. Which sea in Northern Europe is bounded by several countries including Sweden, Finland, Poland and Germany?
10.A road tunnel runs from Pelerins in France to Entreves in Italy under which mountain?
Round 51.Which present day state capital was the fist capital of the Confederate states during the American Civil War?
2. In area, Alaska, Texas and California are the three largest US states. Which is the fourth?
3. Kathmandu is the capital city of which country?
4. Which city is also known as ‘The Eternal City’?
5. Saxony was a former state of which country?
6. What is the longest river solely in England?
7. New Haven, New Britain and New London are all cities in which US state?
8. The Great Barrier Reef is off the coast of which Australian state?
9. What is the longest river flowing in India?
10. Baile Átha Cliath is the Irish name for which city?
In 15 minutes, how many capitals of the world countries can you name? Click on the link below and try to challenge yourself. You may want to revise all your countries and capitals first and then take the quiz at the end of the week
I love to travel to different countries. It is a great way to find out more about the world. It lets you see how other people live and it opens your eyes to the different cultures, languages, and customs that exist. In the future you may decide to travel to various countries around the world. I would always research a country before I travel to it. I would always want to know the following points about the country that I intend on travelling to.
I would like you to pick any country in the world that you would like to travel to and research the above questions, as well as any other points of interest that you may have.
This summer many people will stay in Ireland during the holidays. If you could travel to any place in Ireland for your holidays, where would you go? Please research your place of interest and answer the following questions
I hope you enjoy this week’s work and just email me if you have any questions. This is our last bit of work for the year so please try your best. What you learn while completing the above tasks may be very useful to you in the future :)
Hi Girls, I hope you are all well. I also hope you enjoyed the activities in last week's work. Thank you to everyone for sending videos and pictures of their amazing art work, sign language, parachutes and kites. You are all doing fantastic work. This week's theme is "WELL-BEING & SPORT".
Looking after your own physical and emotional well-being is always very important and is more relevant now, more than ever. Below are your tasks for this week and I've also included a "Sports Day" link if you are interested in doing a sports day at home. I hope you all enjoy this week's work and try your best to have a go at all the suggested tasks. Have a great week and just email me if you have any questions.
Hi Girls, I hope you are all well and that you got through last week’s work without too much difficulty. As I mentioned last week, we will have a theme for each week until the end of the school year. This week’s theme is Art, Music and Drama. Have a go at the suggested activities below and enjoy yourselves. Hopefully you will discover a talent that you did not know you had:)
This week we are going to draw/paint/colour our own interpretation of the Northern Lights. There are links below to help you but you can also just use your imagination:)
What are Northern Lights?
The official name for the Northern Lights is Aurora Borealis. They light up the sky in the Northern Hemisphere above the magnetic North Pole. The Northern Lights are a natural light display in the sky that is created by the Solar Wind as it is passing Earth.
Viewing lights near North Pole
People living close enough to the magnetic North Pole have watch the Northern Lights for thousands of years. The Ancient Chinese and Greek people wrote about the Northern Lights. The Eskimo's and Scandinavian people have told oral stories about the Northern Lights for hundreds of years.
Location of Northern lights
The Northern Lights are located from 80 km to 640 km (50 to 400 miles) above the Earth. They can last for several hours filling the sky with glowing and dancing curtains of green, pink, yellow and orange lights. Green is the most common aurora color and red is the rarest. Most of the time the Auroras last about 30 minutes.