I can't believe that it is the summer holidays, can you! Well done to you all! I know online learning was very different to what you are used to. You have so many things to look forward to, and I am very proud of you all girls! I have attached a short video for you, please have a look at it. Remember to enjoy your summer! I will miss you all very much!! Myself and Emma made you a picture, I hope you all like it. I will see you all when we return to school.
See you soon,
I hope you are all well. This is our last week! I hope you have enjoyed all the online activities that I have posted for you, and well done! It is nearly the summer holidays! This week's theme is Travel and Holidays. I have attached activities below for you to do. I have also attached a link to one of my favourite songs!! Enjoy!
Frozen- In Summer Song
I want you to pick a country that you would like to travel to on holidays. You will have to do some research on your country of choice. I have attached a Country Fact File for you to use.
So now that you have chosen your country, you will need to get organised, and pack your suitcase. I want you to think about what you will need! Look up what currency you will need to get. Will you need to get vaccinations?? It is all so exciting!! I have attached a Suitcase List for you!
Great, we are making progress. Now we need to check, and see if our passports are in date! We will also have to check in online, and print out our boarding passes. I have attached a passport template, and boarding passes for you. You can print them out, and fill them in. Make your passport bright and colourful!
Brilliant work girls! Now we need to plan our trip. What do you want to do? Is there anything in particular that you want to see? I have attached a Travel Planner to help you plan your trip. Remember to check the weather forecast in advance, and make sure that you have the correct clothing packed!
So once you are in your country of choice, you will write a postcard and send it home. I have attached a sample postcard for you to look at, and I have attached a postcard template as well.
You could also keep a diary, and write about what you have done each day. This will involve you using your imagination, and Google so you can look up interesting things to do in your chosen country. You can use your English copy as your diary!
If you get time this week, you could also create a brochure about your chosen country. I have attached a sample one for you, and I have also attached a template for you.
Please have loads of fun this week girls. You will have to look up facts on your country, online. Have a lovely week, and remember to email me if you have any questions.
I will talk to you soon,
This week's theme is Sports and Wellbeing! I hope you all enjoyed last week's theme. Remember to continue to have fun with this week! I have attached various activities and links for you all below, enjoy!!
Sports and Wellbeing:
How to make a DIY obstacle course outside!
Ten things you can use to create a DIY obstacle course:
Get outside, and flex your creative muscles, and get an all-over workout, here are some inexpensive everyday items that you can use to get creating an obstacle course of your own:
Try these variations to make your obstacle course more challenging:
I have attached a short story for you to read. It is called Dave the Dog is Worried About Coronavirus.
Jump Rope Songs:
Girls I have attached some Jump Rope Songs for you to say whilst skipping. You will need a skipping rope!
How Many Positives Can You Think Of?
Think about all the positive things in your life. Sometimes it can be very easy to focus on the negative things! Thinking positively can become a habit! I want you to have a look at the activity that I have attached below!
I have attached some relaxation activities for you! Have a look!
Ways to Feel Better:
Take a look at the worksheet that I have attached!
We all worry a little sometimes, and that is ok! Take a look at our Worry Jar!
Remember to email me if you have any questions. I hope you have a lovely week!
I will talk to you all very soon,
The weeks are going by so quickly! I hope you enjoyed last week's theme of Under the Sea. This week we are going to look at a different theme- Art, Music and Drama. I want you to have loads of fun this week!
Choose a video to watch, and draw! I have attached links below for other things that you might like to draw. Have a go!
How to Draw Buildings!
How to Draw Characters!
How to Create a Father's Day Card!
How to Draw Summer Pictures!
I have included a few fun activities and games below! You can do these with family members at home!
Fun Drama Games and Activities!
1. Ribbon of Sound:
Sit in a circle. One person starts a sound. The next person picks it up and it travels around the circle so it becomes a ribbon of sound. Each person should pick it up and pass it on as quickly as possible. Transform it into another sound with the person next to the one who started the first sound.
2. Co-operative Stand Up:
Choose partners. Sit back to back on the floor, legs straight out in front. Interlock arms. Try to stand up together as a unit by pushing against each others’ backs.
3. Led by the Nose- Drama Game:Children imagine that strings are attached to various parts of their bodies.
They move about the room led by that part. Example: right thumb, nose, knees. Eyelashes etc.
4. Strike a Pose:
1. Form a circle. Each person chooses one other person in the circle to secretly watch.
2. Everyone closes their eyes and strikes a pose.
3. On “GO” — everyone opens their eyes and begins to copy the person they chose to watch. (In posture, pose, stance, etc.)
Watch as the whole team morphs into the same pose!
5. Bean Bag ‘Voice Projection’:This exercise demonstrate to children how important it is to project their voices. Place three bean bags or balls in front of a row of children. One about 5 feet away from them – the second about 10 feet away, the third about 15 feet away (this can obviously be changed to suit how many are playing).
1. Ask each child to look directly at the first bean bag, say their name and the name of their favourite animal.
2. Instruct them to say the exact same things to the second bean bag.
3. Would they speak with the same volume? Of course not – the “person” is further away.
4. When asked to address the third bean bag, they obviously should be projecting their voices as loud as they can.
5. After the entire group has addressed the bean bags, let them know they were really acting in a play just then – reaching the first three rows, the middle rows, and the back rows of the theater.
6. Hold a Fashion Show! Props: a raised platform/ stage and music.
First session: Putting on a fashion show can be fun for all players, especially if everyone gets to choose the role they will play. In the planning stages, have participants decide on a theme for the show (such as holiday outfits); plan music and which roles children will play. Both male and female models would be nice; you’ll also need designers, emcees, a journalist or two, and photographer.
Help the players plan the set up; where youth will enter and exit—as well as where the audience will sit. Make a list of special clothing to wear during the show and any other props you may need. If you have the “#3-WACKY” version below—you’ll also have to make the outfits…
Second session: Give members time to set up the show and get organized. Get the audience seated a let the show begin!
IDEA #2: Rehearse a show in which EVERYTHING GOES WRONG! (On purpose). It’s fun but not easy to do. Example: The emcee trips over the microphone cord, or models wear things that don’t fit—and don’t go together. Think of all the silliness you can!
7. Read an Easy Story That Can Be Dramatized:Choose children or adults to participate and have them recreate the story. They can make up the lines or you can reread or tell it as they act it out. Choose parts and practice acting it out. Perform your story.
8. Changing Body Game:
You may not at first see this as a drama game–but it is! (Pretending you are something/someone else using art!)
Drama Play Activities:
Relax and explore your five senses by PRETENDING to:
• A hot stove
• Sharp tacks
• A sour lemon
• Your favourite sweets
• A gentle wind
• Underwater sounds
· A whistle
• A car coming far away and towards you
• A giant
• An ant
• A big black spider
• Freshly baked bread
• A skunk
10. Mystery Bag:
Blindfold children and have them use their senses to identify objects.
11. Imaging Taste:
This activity is about making other people’s mouths water.
12. I Can't Stand_____!
Have each player in turn describe a food that they cannot stand to eat. Encourage as much detail as possible so that the other group members are disgusted by the food, too.
13. Bottle of What!
Before the meeting, gather several empty plastic bottles with caps. Fill each bottle with a different material-such as dried peas, pebbles, marbles, sand, and birdseed. Put the caps back on and cover the bottles with paper so the materials inside are hidden. Ask group members to listen to the sound each bottle makes and guess what is inside it.
Drama Game Activities:
• Carry on a “conversation” with another person using only that person’s name. See the range of meaning you can communicate through voice inflection, facial expression and gestures.
· Trust Walk/Blindfold Walk.
In a pair or group-shake hands quickly, slowly, gently, angrily, sadly, tenderly.Make your hands take on different characteristics: nervous, greedy, flabby, magic, fierce, gentle, strong, frightened, etc
• Puppets/Puppet show: Make or purchase puppets; write, produce, practice, perform.
• Two partners share one pillow. Experiment with different ways of giving and taking the pillow. Make it something very valuable and precious. Make it something vile and distasteful. Make it very heavy. Make it light. Make it prickly. Pretend that it’s a ticking bomb, an injured cat, a hot plate.
Have a listen to the songs, and learn the dance moves that go with them. I have attached links below. Remember to smile and have fun!
Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodlehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhfkYzUwYFk
Peanut Butter in a Cup:Peanut Butter in a Cup - Moose Tube | GoNoodlehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPCGfa44bF0
Boom Chicka Boom - Moose Tube | GoNoodlehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b6axyuaKcY
HAKA! New Zealand perform The Haka after winning the Women's Rugby World Cup.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzg4rJJNX30
Amhrán na gCupán - Cup Song in Irish - When I'm gone as Gaeilge.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz63M3v11nE
Mindfulness Meditation for Kids | BREATHING EXERCISE | Guided Meditation for Childrenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU
I hope you enjoy all the activities and tasks for this week! Send me an email if you have any questions. My email is on the top of this page.
I hope you are all keeping well, and enjoying the beautiful weather. This week we are going to focus on the theme of Under the Sea. Keep up the wonderful work, and I will hopefully see you all very soon!
I have attached a piece of writing on Jacques Cousteau below. Before you read it I would like you to do some Brainstorming!
1. When and where was Jacques Cousteau born?
2. Why was he expelled from school?
3. What school did Jacques attend after boarding school?
4. What device did he help to invent?
5. What was Jacques Cousteau's cause of death?
Digging Deep: Discuss.
1. What would you have to be good at to be a film-maker?
2. How did Jacques regain his strength after his accident?
3. What inspired him to invent the first scuba diving device?
4. Why did he call the device the 'aqua-lung'?
5. If you could ask Jacques Cousteau one question, what would it be?
Extract information from the text to complete this character profile of Jacques Cousteau.
Slogans are often short and snappy. Can you think of some slogans for the Cousteau Society for the Protection of Ocean Life?
Make up a slogan, and design a poster to go with it. Remember to have fun!
I have also attached a poem from Ms. Heaslip's page, which she very kindly let me use. Please read down through the poem, and answer the questions as well. When you are finished, try and make up your own poem based on the sea. Remember to decorate it.
All of the above work can be done into your English copy. Remember to email me on any work or questions that you may have.
Good morning girls!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I have attached more work for you below for this week. Please make an effort to complete it.
Complete the next unit in your Spellbound, and pick ten spellings to learn. Get someone at home to test you on these Friday morning. Remember to continue with your DEAR time every day. Do your freewriting as well, and ask someone to read over it, and to give you Two Stars and Wish.
Last week we took a look at recount writing. I have attached a recount story for you to read. Please take a look at it, and see does your story have a similar layout to this story. I will also reattach the recount template from last week. I want you to write another recount story for me. Remember a recount is the retelling of an event or an experience. Try to write at least a page and a half, and please remember to plan your story on the template sheet before you start writing out your story.
Last week we looked at the poem Homework! Oh Homework!, by Jack Prelutsky. This week I would like you to make up your own poem about homework. Read over Jack Prelusky's poem on last week's post for some inspiration!
This week we are going to revise the topic Singular and Plural. Remember singular refers to only one, and plural refers to more than one. I have attached worksheets for you to complete.
Remember to complete all your work using cursive script, when writing!
This week we are going to finish the topic Capacity. Please complete the worksheets attached.
Complete the tables worksheet below as well!
Complete pages attached!
Write a few sentences into your copy about today's weather. Try and write a few sentences into your Irish copy (every day), about the weather this week. Use the phrases on the worksheets above to help.
Remember to pick five spellings from your Abair Liom, and get someone at home to test you on them Friday morning.
Continue your training for your 5km! I hope you are all training hard!
Do ten to fifteen minutes of mindfulness daily!
Send me an email if you have any questions, or if you want me to look over your work. I hope you all have a lovely week.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. The weeks are going by so quickly. I have attached more work for you this week. Please look over previous posts, and make sure that you have attempted all the tasks that I have assigned for you. Email me with any questions or work that you may have. I would love to hear how you are all getting on! Remember my email address is at the top of this page!
We covered Recount Writing already in school, and I would like you to think back to the most recent holiday that you were on, and write about it. If you can't remember a holiday, try and write about an outing that you enjoyed, for example a trip to the zoo etc. Use the template below to plan your recount, and then write out your recount into your English copy. Please remember to write in cursive script, put a date and heading on you page and to rule your copy with a ruler and a red pen. Write at least a page and a half! When you are finished please read over your work and ensure that you have used capital letters, full stops, paragraphs etc. Please feel free to send me on your recounts,if you would like me to look over them.
1. What is the title of the poem?
2. Who is the poet?
3. Do you like this poem? Give reasons for your answer?
4. What colours are mentioned in the poem?
5. Do you think homework is important? Give reasons for your answer.
This week we are going to look back over Personal Pronouns. Please complete the worksheet attached.
Complete the worksheets attached.
Continue to train for your 5km. Try running a full 5km. Record your times, and see how fast you can run a 5km!
Spend ten to fifteen minutes daily doing Mindfulness.
Continue working on your Twenty Five Day Art Challenge.
Try your best girls, and let me know your times for your 5km runs!
Looking forward to hearing from you,
I hope you are all staying safe, and helping out at home as much as possible! Please find attached more work for this week, and as I have mentioned before please email me if you have any questions.
Poetry: This week I want you to read through the poem below, and answer the questions attached. Written work can be done into your Poetry or English copy.
Start the next unit in your Spellbound. If you have this book completed, please go through it and finish pages that you missed throughout the year. Pick ten spellings and get someone at home to test you on them Friday morning. If you are not finished your Read At Home, please continue to do one page daily.
Writing Genre: Exploring and Using
Imagine that you are Eddie. Draft a chapter about what would happen if Bolan came to school with you. Use the story starter below to guide you:
Create a fact file on the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Use the websites below to complete your fact file.
Please complete the worksheets attached. I have also included Mental Maths worksheets for those of you who have finished their Maths Challenge. Continue to work on your Maths Challenge, if you do not have it finished. Learn your 1-12 multiplication and division tables, and get someone at home to ask you ten random ones at home on Friday morning.
Continue with your training for your 5km. Some of you should be close to running a full 5km now. If not, please keep training in your garden. Best of luck girls, you can do it!
Spend ten to fifteen minutes daily doing your mindfulness.
Continue with your Twenty Five Day Art Challenge.
Did you look over your Sunset Diary?
Did you notice anything?
The days are getting longer as we are heading into summer, therefore the street lights should gradually come on at a later time each evening. Was this the case? Please send me an email and let me know how you got on with this task! I would love to hear from you! Remember my email is at the top of this page.
I hope you have a lovely week, and I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks to Ellen and Sarah for their emails, it was great to hear from you both!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and that you all got loads of sunshine. Please find some more work below for this week. Remember to look back on the timetable from last week that I put up. This will help you stay in a routine.
Complete the two pages that I have attached below. Remember to log onto Coláiste Lurgan, and listen to songs of your choice. Pick three random spellings from your homework journal that we have learnt already, and get someone at home to test on Friday morning.
This week we are going to start a new topic. I know we have covered the topic division already this year, but I think it would be no harm to go over it again. I have attached Maths pages below. Please make an effort to complete them, and if you feel yourself becoming frustrated with some of the harder ones you can try some of the easier ones first. Please keep learning your tables, and this week please focus on revising your 1-12 division tables. Get someone at home to test you on ten random division tables on Friday morning.
Start a new unit in your Spellbound. Pick ten spellings and ask someone at home to test you on them Friday as well. If your book is finished complete pages that you have missed throughout the year. Continue with completing one page of your Read At Home daily, likewise if you have finished this book please go back and complete pages that you have not done.
This week I want to focus on poetry and look at writing acrostic poems. I would like you to create a Summer Acrostic Poem:
When you have your poem finished, remember to decorate it. Poems can be written into your English copy.
Last week we looked at verbs.
A Verb is a word used to describe an action word. Here are some examples: jog, stop, hear, call etc.
This week I want you to write ten sentences into your English copy using a verb. If you are finding this easy look through the narrative story from last week- Bolan: A Tyrannosaurus Pet, and pick out all the verbs in the story. If you get this completed try replacing some of the verbs in the story with other interesting verbs. Have a go, and make sure you have fun whilst doing it! (Please look to last week's post for a copy of the story.)
Geography: ( we started this topic last week!)
This week we will be learning about Planet Earth in Space and we will be looking at the positions of the sun when rising and setting and changing of light during the seasons.
(b) Sunset time:
(c) The time street lights are turned on?:
Continue with your training for your 5km. This week I really want you to push yourself, and try run for a lot longer than previous weeks. Please take breaks if you are finding this difficult. It's so important to keep active girls! Aim for at least three runs a week, best of luck!
I hope everyone is doing Mindfulness every day. If you don't get time during the day, try and do it before you go to sleep at night.
Just a gentle reminder to girls that go to Ms. Heaslip- please take a look at her page as she has set some lovely tasks and activities for you all.
Keep safe girls, and my email is at the top of this page if you need to contact me or send me in work. I'm missing you all, and I am looking forward to seeing you all very soon.