5th Class Work at Home – Week: June 8nd – June 12th 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]
  • Challenge questions below.
  • Revise all topics covered in 5th
  • Continue to revise tables.



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

·         Read pages 47-61 of ‘Holes’ [Chapter 25 to the end of chapter 30]

·         Answers these questions orally.

1.       How does Kate pay Sam for fixing the roof?

2.       Why is Sam not allowed to attend classes?

3.       Why do the children stop attending school in Green Lake?

4.       What sort of person do you think the sheriff is? Why?

5.       What effect does the town’s mistreatment of Katherine have on her? Explain.

6.       How do the other boys react when Zero has been digging Stanley’s hole?

7.       What is Zero’s real name?

8.       How has Green Lake changed when Kate Barlow returns after 20 years?

9.       Do you think Kate Barlow is afraid of Trout? Why?

10.   Why are the boys hoping for more rain?

11.   How does Stanley’s great-grandfather end up in the desert?

12.   If you had to spend four weeks on a desert island, what four things would you take with you and why?

13.   Why does Zigzag ask for an extra carton of juice?

14.   Why does it seem that Mr. Pandanski has it in for Zero?




‘Seaside Scene’ by Greg Costello

Answers these questions orally:



Topic: Places to Visit in Ireland


Make a fact file of 10 of the best places to visit in Ireland.  For example, Killarney, Blarney Castle, The Burren, Mallow castle, Giants Causeway.

Please include:

  • Pictures or drawings
  • What county and province each area is in?
  • A brief history of the area/ castle.
  • Why this area is so unique/ beautiful?
  • What is there to do or see there?

These links may be useful:


Visual Art

Theme:  Beach/ Holidays


Design a piece of art based on the theme the beach/ holidays using materials you have at home.

These are some ideas for you:


Check out this lesson on Rap from ‘Dabbledoo Music’:

Basics of Rap

Rapping is a form of rhythmic, rhyming speech over a beat. This could be a simple pulse, stamping your feet, or a full musical backing track. Here’s an example of a very simple rap from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (your parents should remember this one!). Notice the first two lines and the last two lines rhyme with each other. This is a very simple way to arrange your rhyming structure.

In west Philadelphia born and raised

On the playground was where I spent most of my days

Chillin’ out max and relaxing all cool

And shootin’ some B ball outside of the school

Also notice the words in bold are on the strong beat of the music. You can pick out a similar emphasis on words if you read a poem. In this poem [‘Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth] it is the second and fourth lines that rhyme with each other and the 1st and the 3rd.

wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vale and hill

When all at once I saw a crowd

A host of golden daffodils



Finding the Words

You could practice rapping by taking a well-known rhyme or poem and rapping it along with the beat. In the video below, by filmmaker Wes Tank, he takes a book by Dr. Seuss and uses it to rap over some beats. In this example, there are loads of simple rhymes and repeated words. The rhymes get more complicated as the song progresses. https://youtu.be/LB4BD2LrBQs

Now you try it!

Take a famous rhyme or poem and say it rhythmically. Take something simple like Mary had a Little Lamb and try to say it in different ways. Have fun with it and experiment. There is no right or wrong!

Once you have a few ideas you can start making up your own rhymes.


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


Maths Answers:

Maths Challenge


·         Find 60% of 765

·         Write 60% as a fraction = 3/5

·         Divide by 5    (155)

·         Multiply by 3   (155 x 3= 465)

*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