6th Class Work at Home – Week: June 15th – June 19th 2020


Parents & pupils, as we reach the end of our school year we will this year mark it with a new departure- a virtual graduation. As you are aware it is the safest option available but we do hope to gather all of you for one final farewell in September/October when safe to do so. We will broadcast the virtual graduation online and with parental permission, which we will deem given or consented to when you forward the following to us:

  • A series of photos(3) of your school years –   (1)early school years/ 1st day at school, (2)middle school years (2nd /3rd /4th classes) & (3) 6th class/ present day photo. These photos do not necessarily have to be in school uniform but if they are, ALL THE BETTER!!
  • The items from last week’s HW- the comic strip of a favourite event of your time in Scoil Ghobnatan & your name decorated and coloured

To facilitate compiling of this clip with 64 pupils, we are appealing to you to please forward it to your class teacher kcottrell@scoilghobnatan.com or foneill@scoilghobnatan.com  by Monday 15th June.

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 joining a group call.

Social Story – A Teams Call With Teacher

When books are being collected from the school at the prescribed times for each class level during the week beginning Jan 11th, each pupil will receive a username and password which will allow them access to Microsoft Office365 – this online resource will allow each child access a range of Microsoft features such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook (email) and Microsoft Teams. 

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

Download Microsoft Teams App


This summer will mark the retirement of one of our long serving teachers, Ms. Cremin. She has been a support teacher attached to 6th class for many years, as well as being an invaluable asset in helping us out with in- class literacy, maths, well- being stations, supervision etc. We in 6th would like to wish her health and happiness in retirement and thank her for her work.

6th Class students

As is tradition for the 6th class students, this will be the last week of work set before your official summer holidays.  It has been a tough, challenging year but you have all risen to the task admirably. Well done to all and stay safe over your summer holidays.

 Comhghairdeas agus Go n-éirí on bóthar libh!!!


Islam pg 134-137

Pg. 134 Read This Week in school and The Key Words

Pg 135/136 Read The Story of Muhammad

Pg. 136 Read Fact File On The Qur’an and Learn For Memorisation

Pg.137 Read This week section and Prayer.


Duolingo for schools. We are continuing to use this website for Irish. Each pupil has been assigned a username & password.

Scéal an Lae: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwspl08EtkY&list=PLbcLsUBW9b3AsknOKbR0-K_No4maqeKBB&index=4 Listen to the story and pick out words/phrases you understand. Don’t worry if you don’t understand the whole story.

Art: Blow Painting

You need: Paper, straws, coloured paint, dark paper


Bernoulli effect

Read it — Try it safely — Explore it further

Example 1

Place an empty soft-drink can in a mug

Hold the mug by hand

Blow air in direction of green arrow

Blow really hard!

What do you notice?

The “uplift” is similar to what enables an airplane to rise off the tarmac when air blows across the wing.

Example 2

Switch on a hair-dryer facing upwards

Place a table tennis ball above it

Instead of blowing away, it bobbles about as if inside an invisible cone due to inward air-pressures represented by blue arrows. If you have two table tennis balls and time to practice, you may teach them to dance.

Extension activity: Explore other examples of Bernoulli effect



See how many you can tick off over the week!


My Achievements Shield

Write in the small sections of the shield:

2 achievements you are proud of

1 skill, 1 talent and 1 quality you have.

The square can be used for a photo or drawing of yourself.

You can create your own personal motto on the banner below the shield.

Maths: Capacity

Mathemagic p.159 to 162      * 1litre=1000ml*

Monday: 159

Q1 Estimate the capacity of four containers- eggcup, mug, ketchup bottle, can.

Q2. Graduted cylinder is used to measure amounts of water in millilitres.

Q3.  Use the information provided to answer the questions.

Tuesday: 160

Q1. How many measures in 1L? eg. 100ml =100/1000 = 10 measures

Q2. How many millilitres are there in….?  eg. ½ of 1 litre= 1000ml/2= 500ml

Q3. How many millilitres are there in…? eg. 0.2l= 200ml

Q4. Write as fractions of a litre. Eg. 500ml= 500/1000=1/2L

Q6. Write as litres using decimals. Eg. 5500ml=5.5L

Wednesday: 161

Volume= LxWxH eg. 10x10x10=1000cm3

Q1. A, B, C, F.

Q2.  A,B,C.

Q3. A,B,C

Thursday: 162   * capacity is in ml, volume is in cm3*

Q2. A, B, C.


Q4. A and B.


  • 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.