6th 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 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

On Fri. 5th June school will open for  6th class pupils for a limited time period (12.30-1.30pm). We are asking you to return the History & Geography book rentals , school library books, class novels (The Silver Sword & Guns of Easter) and school musical instruments on this day. If you have Religion (Grow in Love 6) or the 6th class Starlight English reader that you would like to donate to the school we will also gratefully accept these on the day.  On that day we will also return any tour monies you have paid (including deposits which Tayto Park refunded).


Religion: pg122-125

Pg 122 Read KEY WORD twice:  Read “St. Brigid” & Ans. Q1-3 & Think about it ( NO WRITING)

Pg 123Think About it (NO WRITING)  Read”The Story of Hannah” and “Hannah’s Prayer” & ans. Think about it (THINK ONLY)

Pg 124 Complete Journal Exercise, read “ A Christian Hero: Chiara Luce Badano(1971-90), Think About Questions

Pg 125 Read “St.Brigid’s Blessing”


English: Memories of Scoil Ghobnatan

Reading:  Finish Class novel

Create a comic strip based on your favourite events of your time in Scoil Ghobnatan. Eg. School tours, class occasions, sporting events, concerts etc.


Geography: UNIT 21 TRADE

Use the Internet to find out more about Fairtrade Ireland.

Design a poster to encourage people to but Fairtrade products.


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

Each teacher has set up a class list with usernames & passwords. To access this a parent must email your class teacher kcottrell@scoilghobnatan.com  or foneill@scoilghobnatan.com  and we will forward the details to you. There are different levels in this- we will continue on to the 2nd level this week.

Maths; Chance (Mathemagic p.165-170)

TUESDAY: p.165,166

Language of Chance ranging from certain to impossible Q1 and 2 (p.165)

Match the sentence to the most appropriate word Q1 (p.166)

WEDNESDAY: p.166, 167,168

Tossing Coins Q2 p.166; what is the Chance of 2 heads = 1 in 4 or 25% or 0.25

Dice Q1 p.167: chance of throwing a 1 = 1 in 6

Cards Q1 and Q2 p.168 ( no jokers in pack, 52 cards, 4 suits )


Throwing 2 dice Q2 and Q3: Show possible outcomes when you throw two dice

Eg. There is only one way to score 2 = 1+1,

For 3 = 1+2 and 2+1. etc

FRIDAY: p.170

Changing Chance: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 and Q5

5 cubes in a bag, 3 are yellow, 1 is blue, 1 is red. Chance of drawing a yellow is 3 in 5 or 60%. Chance of drawing a blue is 1 in 5 or 20%



Icebergs and climate change

Read it    —    Try it safely    —    Explore it further

Melting ice is a concern due to global warming

You will need :

A towel

A bucket


An iceberg

What to do:

Make an iceberg in your freezer

Partially fill bucket with tap water.

Place it on a level surface.

Place iceberg in bucket of water.

Add water from a jug until the water is all the way to the brim.

Observe the ice floating with the top of iceberg above the surface of the water.

Observe closely as iceberg melts.

Extension activity:       Research “floating”, Archimedes and buoyancy

Explore differences between Arctic ice and Antarctic ice.


Draw/Paint/Colour/Sketch your name on an A4 piece of paper.

Please bring in to the school when you are collecting your books on 5<sup>th</sup> June.

For parents and students:

Help in Transitioning from Primary to Secondary

Visit Folens.ie to download the “Making the move from Primary to Secondary school” guidebook. (This can be found under the parents and students section)


  • 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.