5th Class Work at Home – Week: June 2nd – June 5th 2020

Click the button below to see a social story about having a teams call with my teacher. This may be very useful for some children prior to their first group call.

Social Story – A Teams Call With Teacher

Please send your email to the class teacher – this will allow them to send an invite for your child to join a group meeting online via Microsoft Teams.

The following video shows how to join a Microsoft Teams meeting:

Download Microsoft Teams App


  • Correct maths [answers below]
  • Revise Multiplication & Division Tables
  • Revise all maths topics covered in 5th Class



Reading ●       Novel: ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. Available online here: http://www.hayatschool.com/kuwait/articles/Holes_by_Louis_Sachar1.pdf

●       Read pages 35- 47 of ‘Holes’ [Chapter 18 to the end of chapter 24]

●       Answers these questions orally.

1.      Why does Stanley write his letter in the tent?

2.      Explain how Stanley is in the wrong place at the wrong time in Chapter 19.

3.      Do you think it is fair that Stanley takes the blame for Magnet? Why?

4.      Why does Mr. Sir not believe that Stanley took the sunflower seeds?

5.      What do you think the warden means when she tells Stanley it is unfortunate for him that Mr. Sir will not die?

6.      Do you think Mr. Sir regrets telling the warden what has happened? Why?

7.      Why does Stanley decide not to tell the other boys what happened?

8.      Why, do you think, Stanley decides to teach Zero how to read? What does this tell you about Stanley?

9.      Do you think that Zero is a ‘stupid’ boy like everyone seems to think?

10.   How does Mr. Sir punish Stanley?


Topic: Renewable Energy

Task: Create a poster, PowerPoint or video on Renewable energy

  • You might like to include Energy and Power from the past from last week’s history.
  • Include different types of renewable energy- solar, wind, hydro power, geothermal etc.
  • Include fact boxes with new information.
  • Include pictures or drawings.

These links might be helpful:

Visual Art

Task: Create your own wind turbine using materials from home.

These pictures might give you some ideas.


Lesson 1: Environmental Sounds from ‘Dabbledoo Music’

  • Be as quiet as you can and see if there are any sounds you can hear.
  • Try opening the windows and repeat this listening exercise.
  • Can you hear sounds from outside?
  • Cars, barking dogs, rain?
  • Think of three quiet sounds and three loud sounds.
  • Create a symbol or picture to show these sounds in the worksheet below.

Lesson 2: Composing Challenge

John Cage was interested in new ways of making music. Here is a short video of him performing with some very unusual instruments. Watch and listen carefully!


The Composer Challenge – House Walks

Create your own composition using sounds as you walk through your home.

You can record your composition on a phone, so you’ll have the sounds and the visuals to think about.

Start at the front door for 10 seconds.

Visit 2 separate rooms in the house – 1 minute per room

Each room should have at least 1 long sound, 1 short sound, 1 quiet sound and 1 musical sound.

Finish at the back door or back window for 10 seconds

Your Composition Sheet

Find your sounds and practice how to make them. How long is each sound? How many times will you make it? You can use the worksheet attached to write out your ideas.

Here is a composition sheet.


Keep exercising each day. Try this week’s challenge or come up with your own!


Maths Answers

Maths Challenge

*Please email us if you have any questions or if you want to share children’s work*

Mrs. Henderson phenderson@scoilghobnatan.com
Ms. Murphy [Room 25] mmurphy@scoilghobnatan.com
Ms. Murphy [Room 30] memurphy@scoilghobnatan.com



  • RTE Home School  – will broadcast over an hour of “school on TV” to support primary school children and their parents at home. It will run from 11-12 Monday to Friday on RTÉ 2, with a shorter “catch-up” segment later in the afternoon. It will be aimed particularly at children in 1st to 6th class.

  • Cúla4 on TG4 provides plenty of Gaeilge programmes which children can watch to keep up their Gaeilge learning.

  • My 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule – a great resource to help capture the memories from the time we spend safe at home.

  • Water Safety Now every child can learn basic water safety skills at home

  • Twinkl.ie have excellent school closures packs which can be used as extra work from home should your child like to do some extra activities – use code CVDTWINKLEHELPS for a free month when signing up

  • Let’s Play Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency.

  • Active HOME Week are inviting you to participate in the ‘Active HOME Week‘ challenge.

Special Education Needs

  • NCSE  – The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is currently preparing online resources for children with Special Educational Needs who are at home as a result of the schools’ closure.

Messages for 6th Class

  • #Messagesfor6thclass  – Some helpful messages for 6th class pupils as they move from Primary School to Secondary School