5th Class Work at Home – Week: May 11th – May 15th 2020


  • Master Your Maths Week 30 Day 1-4 & Test [Ms. Murphy Room 30]
  • Master Your Maths Week 29 Day 1 -4 & Test [Ms. Murphy Room 25 & Mrs. Henderson]
  • Revise Multiplication & Division tables (topmarks.com)
  • Revise Maths Notes copy


  • Am Don Léamh pg. 60 & 61
  • Revise Irish Notes copy

Scéal an Lae: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn1mxujspEA&list=PLbcLsUBW9b3AsknOKbR0-K_No4maqeKBB


Reading ·         Continue to read each day

·         We are going to study the novel: ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. Available online here: http://www.hayatschool.com/kuwait/articles/Holes_by_Louis_Sachar1.pdf

·         Read pages 2- 11 of ‘Holes’ [to the end of chapter 6]

·         Answers these questions.

1.       Why are people sent to Camp Green Lake?

2.       What three items are in Stanley’s backpack?

3.       Do you think Mrs. Bell sounds like a good teacher? Why?

4.       Why do the boys have to start digging so early?

5.       What kind of character do you think Mr. Sir is, based on what you have read so far?

6.       What, according to Mr. Pendanski, is the most important rule at Camp Green Lake?

7.       Why do you think the boys prefer to be called by their nicknames at Camp Green Lake?

8.       What sort of boy is Armpit, do you think? Why?

9.       What crime is Stanley accused of committing?

10.   Why didn’t the teachers believe Derrick Dunne was picking on Stanley?

Spellings ·         Unit 30 Learning and all activities.

*Spelling test can be completed at the back of Spellbound book*

Writing ·         Keep a daily diary. Use template below to help you.

·         Create a poem or narrative story (you can do both if you wish) based on one of the following images.

Narrative Writing Checklist
Based on skills we have studied in class
• Give your story a title
• Opening Paragraph (Story Hook)
• Write in paragraphs
• Capital Letters
• Punctuation (full stops. commas, question marks? exclamation marks!)
• Adjectives e.g. beautiful, huge, tiny, grotesque,
• Try to use other words for said e.g. asked, cried, laughed, bellowed, screamed etc.
• Direct Speech “Anyone home?” yelled Lottie.

Poetry Checklist
You might like to include some of these features in your poem.
• Rhyming
• Alliteration (explained in last week’s work)
• Onomatopoeia (explained in last week’s work)
• Similes
• Metaphors (explained in last week’s work)


Topic: Outer Space


  • Read Chapter 20 ‘Outer Space’ in Small World Geography/Science
  • Complete the following activites in your SESE copy: 113 Q 1-8

The following are some informative video links:

  • The Milky Way



Visual Art

Theme: Outer Space

Task: Small World Geography/Science Chapter 20 Outer Space

Pg. 115 C1 – Create your own constellation and give it a name.

Here some examples that are available on google images.


Listen to a few minutes of the ‘The Blue Danube Waltz’ by Strauss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKkDMiGUbUw

Answer these questions:

  • What instruments can you identify in this piece of music?
  • Describe the tempo [fast/slow]
  • Describe the pitch [high/low]
  • Describe the dynamics [loud/soft]
  • Do the tempo, pitch and dynamics stay the same throughout the piece of music?
  • How does the music make you feel?
  • What do you like/dislike about this piece of music?
  • Does this piece of music remind you of anything?
  • Respond to this piece of music by drawing or dancing.

Fun Fact! The Danube is Europe’s second longest river! Can you find out where it is located? Can you find out Europe’s longest river?


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



*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 two hours of “school on TV” to support primary school children and their parents at home. It will air every weekday, for two hours from 10am on RTÉ2 starting Monday, 11 January 2021.

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

  • 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.

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.