5th Class Work at Home – Week: May 18th – May 22nd 2020




Reading ·         Continue to read each day

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

·         Read pages 11- 22 of ‘Holes’ [Chapter 7 to the end of chapter 9]

·         Answers these questions orally.

1.       What do the boys have to do in order to get a day off?

2.       What does Madame Zeroni think of Myra Menke?

3.       Do you think Elya moving to America is a good decision? Why?

4.       Why do yellow-spotted lizards live in the holes?

5.       Describe the ‘Wreck Room’.

6.       Who is Caveman?

Spellings ·         Unit 31 Learning and all activities.

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

Writing ·         Continue to keep a daily diary. You can use last week’s template to help you.

·         Would you like to travel to space? Write an essay based on this question. Remember this is your personal opinion so try to think of at least 3 or 4 reasons for your answer.


Some tips for the layout of your essay

– Opening paragraph which clearly explains your opinion.

– Writing in paragraphs (Each paragraph could explain a different reason for your answer)

-Some sentence starters you could use are;

. First of all, Next, Finally, To conclude, In my opinion, I think.

-Concluding paragraph which restates your opinion



Topic: Outer Space

Task:     Small World Geography/Science

  • Read Chapter 20 Outer Space (Revise Chapter)
  • Complete the following activities in your SESE copy

Pg. 115 Q1

The following are some informative video links from last week’s work;

Visual Art/Science

Theme: Outer Space/ Rockets

Task: For this week’s art lesson we are combining construction, design, maths and science. We want you to design and create a rocket using materials from home e.g. paper, cardboard, toilet roll holders etc.

This link will give you some ideas and questions on how to construct and test the distance of your rocket;



Listen and respond to “Roar” by Katy Perry  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW5SMrURVbM

Answer the following questions;

Music Journal Entry

Song Title:__________________________________________ By:______________________________________

This song is an example of which style e.g. classical, pop, rock etc.? ___________________________________________________

My first response to this recording was: __________________________________________________________________________________


The instruments I hear are: __________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________-__

After listening to this recording, I (circle one):

Love it       Like it            Don’t like it            Want to listen again Why?:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Free Write Reflection: Here are some ideas for your reflection: Does this song make you think of a time in your life, a specific person, another song? Does this song make you feel something? Have you heard this song before, or know something about it or the artist that you’d like to share? This section is for you to reflect on any thoughts or connections you may have with this song being played and whatever it makes you think of. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________







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.