Over the next week I would suggest your child do the following;
● Continue on working with Mental Maths – Week 26
● Continue on working with Reading Zone – Unit 26
● Project on “ The Great Famine”
The Great Famine
Contents Page Page 1 – What was The Great Famine? What was happening? Page 2 – What was the “Blight”? Page 3 – What was “Black 47”? Page 4 – Tell me about the “Soup Kitchens”. What were they used for? Page 5 – Emigration and the Coffin ships. Page 6 – Changes after the famine.
*This ties in with our novel we read “Under the Hawthorn Tree”. Our SESE ebook is available on FolensOnline.ie (free registration).
● Read every day – In order to help them discuss it with you, get them to write a book review.
Title of book: Author: Cover Illustrator: Setting: (Where is the book set and when?)
List the main characters:
Describe your favourite character: Draw an illustration also. The plot: What is the story about? The climax: (High point-what the story is leading up to) Did you like it? The ending: (Don’t give away the story!!) Did you like it? Why/why not? Did you like the book? Why?/Why not? Grade the book: Easy to read/A little difficult/Just right/Difficult Rate the book out of ten: Would you recommend this book to your friend? Why?/Why not?
I would suggest getting outdoors as much as you can – be that in the garden or going for a walk (abiding by the social distancing rules). You can incorporate so many areas of the school curriculum in many ways; Baking/Cooking (maths – capacity/weight/fractions) – discussing measures such as grams, kilograms, millilitres and litres. Get them using mathematical language. Jigsaws – Great for spatial awareness and problem solving. Telling the time – What time is it? When is it dinner time? How long is left till? All again using the language of Maths. Length – Estimate how long the garden is; then measure it in feet/sticks or whatever instruments you may have to hand. Walks – Discuss the flowers/trees you see. Create a “Nature walk” trying to spot different things. (SESE and P.E) Gardening – Planting flowers, weeding or helping out. (SESE) Games/Colouring/Drawing/ Cycling/Explore/Build Dens/ Be Creative and HAVE FUN!!
There are plenty of resources out there to help. Here would be my top picks;
● Twinkl – Free login with the password IRLTWINKLHELPS
● FolensOnline.ie – Free using code Prim20 for roll number (Abair Liom/Unlocking SESE and planet maths)
● Top marks – UK based website for maths games
● Scoilnet.ie – Irish website with plenty of activities
● GoNoodle – Movement breaks/PE
● Joe Wicks Youtube – He is doing daily PE Lessons online
● Seomra Ranga – On their Facebook Page are doing a daily quiz for a chance to win a 20euro book voucher. Link is on their FB.
● Dundalk FC – Our very own Mr. Tom O’ Connor has designed a few dundalk fc based learning lessons! www.dundalkfc.com/learning-lessons-the-dundalk-fc-way/
● Grow in love – Free access with email of firstname.lastname@example.org and password of growinlove.
● Facebook “YogawithLiz” – Our very own Ms. Liz King has wonderful links and tips on her yoga page for mindfulness exercises and helping to cope during this difficult time.
Take the 2 weeks Easter Break as a break from work! Children need this time to play and be children and eat easter eggs! 🙂 Stay safe and hopefully we will see everyone again soon,