St. Gerard's Primary

Primary 5/6 Activities

Week beginning 22nd of June, 2020

Good morning boys and girls.  This is the last 3 days of P5/6.  I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by.  This will be the last set of work for this school year.  I have loved working with you all and will always remember your great attitude, smiling faces and humour.  Work well next year in Primary 7 and Primary 6.

Language 

Education city tasks set 

Writing:  My new teacher

Number:  

  • Sumdog – 15 minutes daily (Also new tasks for two groups set)
  • Daily Rigour
  • Revise 7, 8 & 9 times tables.

Daily Bitesize Maths (2nd level) – (Highlight/right click/click on https)

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zr48q6f

Spanish:   Education City Task Set

H.W.B:

Religious: 

  • At 3pm each day a special prayer to St.Gerard to pray for those who are ill and in need of God’s strength.
  • St. Gerard’s Prayer: St Gerard’s Prayer
  • Children’s last liturgy  –   [ https://youtu.be/60z7IZE_vHA ]https://youtu.be/60z7IZE_vHA
  • End of year prayer
  • Bishop Toal’s message for pupils: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4pZhBtfFKY

Have a lovely last 3 days in Primary 5/6.  I hope you and your families have a lovely holiday and wish you much love, happiness and peace in the future.

Ms. Shields

June, 2020

Good morning boys and girls. It has been lovely chatting to the boys and girls during the week.  I hope more will join us this week

Next Team meeting on Monday at 10 am.  My glow e-mail is gw09shieldssuzanne@glow.sch.uk.

Language

Grammar: From the task, choose either page 2 or 3 to complete. Adverbs 15.06.20

Class Novel –  Tales of the Underworld – Oxford Owl

Task 1: Read chapters 1 & 2

Task 2: Tales of the Underworld

Task 3: Design a new cover for the book.  Be as imaginative as you can be!

New tasks set on Sumdog .  Just simply login!!

Education City: New task set.

Handwriting:   First two pages only – 2nd level handwriting – frequency words

Writing –  As this is our last full week in Primary 5/6, a simple end of year task:

end of year writing

Maths

  • Sumdog – 15 minutes daily (Also new tasks for two groups set)
  • Daily Rigour
  • Revise 7, 8 & 9 times tables.

Daily Bitesize Maths (2nd level) – (Highlight/right click/click on https)

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zr48q6f

Maths answers in your jotter:

New Math Groupings

Circles

Circles 15th of June

Triangles

Triangles Pgs 72 &73         (Pg 73 only)   and

Place value in Decimals

Education City Number Tasks – Two groups

Other Curricular Areas:

R.E.

  • At 3pm each day a special prayer to St.Gerard to pray for those who are ill and in need of God’s strength.
  • St. Gerard’s Prayer: St Gerard’s Prayer
  • https://youtu.be/5rdXgPGl47E      Children’s Liturgy

Kahoot:  To link in with your reading, these questions are based on mythology.  You will need to search for most answers before answering.  Have fun!

https://kahoot.it/challenge/09612101?challenge-id=efc64e80-ba1e-4ee7-a37a-6d6f8a554653_1592055564806

Art Task – – Create a Greek vase showing once scene from the story you have began reading.  The link below gives many examples of shapes and styles to help.

Art – Greek Vases

H.W.B.

  • Practice your meditation in a small quiet space for 10 minutes daily:
  • https://youtu.be/tOL10POrcWw

Physical Education – https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Spanish: New task set in Education City.

Simple questions and answers to hold a conversation – https://youtu.be/ffWizwiPohM

STEM    –    A few simple activities for your to try at home:

  • https://youtu.be/5J9m2FVYPdY

Science:  Login to Education City – Task set ‘Bugs’

Strange to be back in school without you all.

Ms. Shields

Week Beginning 8th of June, 2020

Good morning boys and girls. It has been lovely chatting to the boys and girls during the week.  I hope more will join us this week

Next Team meeting at t.b.c. As you know teachers will be back in school today, this means our regular 10am chat will need to be postponed . My glow e-mail is gw09shieldssuzanne@glow.sch.uk.

Language

Class Novel

Primary 5/6 we will be reading GRIMM found on Oxford Owl. The stories were chosen by Michael Morpurgo whom you know from novels read in class – The Butterfly Lion and Why the Whales Came.

Task 1: Read the four  short stories over this week.

Task 2: As you read , look at the questions asked on this first page. GRimm 08.06.20

Writing Task: To link in with your reading.  Below are two examples of fables where animals are used in a short, simple story to teach a lesson/moral.

t2-t-1502-aesops-fables-the-crow-and-the-fox-powerpoint_ver_1 (2)

T-T-14251-The-Lion-And-The-Mouse-Powerpoint

Have a go at writing your own short tale with any type of animal/s where a moral lesson is taught.

New tasks set on Sumdog .  Just simply login!!

Education City: New task set.

Maths

  • Sumdog – 15 minutes daily (Also new tasks for two groups set)
  • Daily Rigour
  • Revise 7, 8 & 9 times tables.

Daily Bitesize Maths (2nd level) – (Highlight/right click/click on https)

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zr48q6f

Maths answers in your jotter:

New Math Groupings

Circles

Circles – Decimals

Triangles

Triangles – Decimals

Education City Number Tasks – Two groups

Other Curricular Areas:

R.E.

Kahoot:

https://create.kahoot.it/share/week-22-23-news-of-the-week-kid-friendly/154272eb-636e-40c2-a2c2-b1f082a99c24

Art –  I am sure we would have missed a crazy hair day so here is an art lesson              to replace it!! Crazy Hair Day

H.W.B.

  • Practice your meditation in a small quiet space for 10 minutes daily:

Physical Education – https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Spanish: New task set in Education City.

Refresh your memory with the song below!

 

  • STEM resources across the curriculum. This is a great website for STEM resources. It has ideas for different areas of the curriculum that you can just click on and the lessons will come up. Some of them are fantastic. Registration is completely free – all you need to do is put your email in. You will then have access to lots of different resources. https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/curated-collections/primary-0

 

Missing your smiling faces.

Ms. Shields

Week Beginning 1st of June, 2020

Good morning boys and girls. I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and able to get out safely for some fresh air.  I know my walking shoes don’t know what’s happening! 🙂

  • Please, when you go onto TEAMS page, take time to show your parents/ guardians the News Bulletin and also have a look at all the outdoor ideas on the two links I’ve put there for you.

Next Team meeting at 10am on Friday the 5th of June, ’20 where I will be on video listening to all that’s been happening …my glow e-mail is gw09shieldssuzanne@glow.sch.uk.

Language

Class Novel

Primary 5/6 we will be reading The Secret Garden found on Oxford Owl.

Task 1:   Read chapters 1 – 5 where you discover that a grieving man has locked up his beloved wife’s garden and turns his back on their son, who is an invalid.  His orphaned niece comes to his home to live and manages to restore life and health to all three.

Task 2:  Answer the following Comprehension Questions:

The Secret Garden Comprehension

Task 3:  Having read the chapters, have a go at creating your own short story with the writing  task below.

Writing Task: 

  • Short Story with as many features within this style of writing. Here is an example of a page from a comic strip and a list of what to look out for and what to try to include in your own short story to make it interesting:

Just look at the image

Hints for writing your short story in this style

Templates

Fact File as requested during our TEAMS Chat!

endangered-animals Fact File

New tasks set on Sumdog .  Just simply login!!

Education City: New task set.

Extra Reading/Listening:

J.K. Rowling – her first non-Harry Potter children’s book. Free chapters online.

https://theickabog.com/

Maths

  • Sumdog – 15 minutes daily (Also new tasks for two groups set)
  • Daily Rigour
  • Revise 7, 8 & 9 times tables.

Daily Bitesize Maths (2nd level) – (Highlight/right click/click on https)

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zr48q6f

Maths answers in your jotter:

New Math Groupings

Circles

Triangles

Fractions for all!!          A short video to refresh your memories – https://youtu.be/TrutPJf9GmQ

Mixed Fractions 01.06.20

Education City Number Tasks – Two groups

Other Curricular Areas:

R.E.

  • At 3pm each day a special prayer to St.Gerard to pray for those who are ill and in need of God’s strength.
  • St. Gerard’s Prayer: St Gerard’s Prayer
  • A decade of the rosary – https://youtu.be/HZRZVaFwTVk
  • A video link from Bishop Toal for boys and girls who would have been making their confirmation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sP_BwrZjcM

Kahoot:  To help extend your knowledge on your fact file task.

https://kahoot.it/challenge/05337002?challenge-id=efc64e80-ba1e-4ee7-a37a-6d6f8a554653_1591005330467

Art –  Creating a wonderful window garden

Bringing the outdoors in

H.W.B.

  • Practice your meditation in a small quiet space for 10 minutes daily.
  • This is a lovely clip which carries on from what we looked at last week: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-ks2-growth-mindset-how-to-develop-a-positive-mindset/z6gb2sg          (Highlight,right click & open https)

Physical Education

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Spanish: New task set in Education City – Homework heading!

S.T.E.M

  • STEM resources across the curriculum. This is a great website for STEM resources. It has ideas for different areas of the curriculum that you can just click on and the lessons will come up. Some of them are fantastic. Registration is completely free – all you need to do is put your email in. You will then have access to lots of different resources.https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/curated-collections/primary-0

 

Hope to see you all on TEAM Chat at 10 am!

Ms. Shields

Week Beginning 25th of May

Good morning boys and girls.  As this is a four day week, have fun on Monday and try a Health Week task below.

As this would be Health Week within St. Gerard’s, many of the tasks will be focused on an aspect of health.  Mrs. Hunter has kindly suggested a number of activities for you to look at over this short week:

Health Week 2020

  • Please, when you go onto TEAMS page, take time to show your parents/ guardians the News Bulletin and also have a look at all the outdoor ideas on the two links I’ve put there for you.

Next Team meeting at 10am-11am on Wednesday 27th of May, ’20 where I will be on video listening to all that’s been happening …my glow e-mail is gw09shieldssuzanne@glow.sch.uk.

Language

Class Novel

Primary 5/6 we will be reading The Stories of Sherlock Holmes found on Oxford Owl.

Task 1:   Read chapters 3. 4 & 5.

Task 2:  Answer the following: Sherlock Holmes Chaps 3, 4 & 5

Task 3:  Having read the novel – create a new cover.

Writing Task: 

  • Open the link on labels – complete the activity: Food Labels Activity
  • Look at the Power-point on media advertising, and having read through the important information here and having done the ‘labels’ activity, create packaging  for a healthy new snack: The media & advertising

Grammar:

New tasks set on Sumdog Verbs – Perfect tense!!!  Just simply login!!

Jumbled words: Jumbled words 16.05.20

Education City: New task set on forms of language.

  • Before the task on Education City look up the definitions for the 7 listed

Extra Reading/Listening:

J.K. Rowling – her first non-Harry Potter children’s book. Free chapters online.

https://theickabog.com/

Maths

  • Sumdog – 15 minutes daily (Also new tasks for two groups set)
  • Daily Rigour
  • Revise 7, 8 & 9 times tables.

Daily Bitesize Maths (2nd level) – (Highlight/right click/click on https)

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zr48q6f

Maths answers in your jotter:

New Math Groupings

Circles

Triangles

Problem Solving for all– Have a go! These are multi-step problems. Here is an example for Q.1: 

6 pencils cost £1.92 (Find the cost of one =£1.92 divided by 6 = .32p). 

3 pencils and a rubber cost £1.21 (Find cost of 3 pencils = .32p x 3 = .96p) 

This means the cost of the rubber is £1.21 – .96p.    A rubber costs = .25p 

Multistep Word Problems Activity Sheet

Education City Number Tasks – Two groups

Other Curricular Areas:

R.E.

  • At 3pm each day a special prayer to St.Gerard to pray for those who are ill and in need of God’s strength.
  • A decade of the rosary – https://youtu.be/HZRZVaFwTVk
  • A video link from Bishop Toal for boys and girls who would have been making their confirmation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sP_BwrZjcM
  • Choose 2 acts of kindness from the suggested cards: Random acts of Kindness

Kahoot:  Fun questions on health!   Highlight/right click/https

https://create.kahoot.it/share/ontario-grade-5-healthy-eating-nutrients/4ae98f77-68d7-45b3-9d0c-319760d1e38a

 

Art – Mindfulness – line drawing.

MINDFULNESS in art

H.W.B.

  • Practice your meditation in a small quiet space for 10 minutes daily.
  • Changing your thoughts from negative to positive.  Open the link and write your own Negative & Postive responses in your jotter:
  • Negative to Positive

Physical Education

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Spanish: New task set in Education City – Homework heading!

S.T.E.M

  • STEM resources across the curriculum. This is a great website for STEM resources. It has ideas for different areas of the curriculum that you can just click on and the lessons will come up. Some of them are fantastic. Registration is completely free – all you need to do is put your email in. You will then have access to lots of different resources.https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/curated-collections/primary-0

 

Hope to see you all on Wednesday at 10 am!

Ms. Shields

Week Beginning 18th of May

Good morning boys and girls.  Really impressed with all the boys and girls completing all their work and asking for more!  Keep up the great attitude!!

I have enjoyed messaging you through Microsoft Teams – Next Team meeting at 10am-11am on Wednesday 27th of May, ’20 where I will be on video listening to all that’s been happening …my glow e-mail is gw09shieldssuzanne@glow.sch.uk.

Language

Class Novel

Primary 5/6 we will be reading The Stories of Sherlock Holmes found on Oxford Owl.

Task 1: Before reading – Do you now anything about Sherlock Holmes?  What kind of character do you think he is? Read the blurb –  Why do you think ‘rat’ is in inverted commas?

Task 2:   Read ‘About the author’ on page 3 and answer the following questions:

About the author

Task 3: Over this week; research the author & the character Sherlock Holmes, read ‘About the Author’ and read chapters 1&2 – tasks below:

Chaps. 1&2    Sherlock Holmes Chp. 1 & 2

Grammar:

New tasks set on Sumdog Groundbreaking grammar!!!  Just simply login!!

Collective nouns:  Collective nouns

Education City: New task set on formal and informal speech.

  • Have a look at this link to help you before the task on Education City: https://youtu.be/nwMI97hDTJk

Extra Reading/Listening

  • David Walliams announced that he will be reading one of his World’s Worst Children stories every day for 30 days, which will be free for children to download and listen to:  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Reading sites you might want to look at:

  • https://www.thebookseller.com/insight/publishers-work-hard-provide-free-homeschooling-resources-parents-and-children-schools-stay

Maths

  • Sumdog – 15 minutes daily (Also new tasks set on multiplication)
  • Daily Rigour
  • Revise 7, 8 & 9 times tables.

Daily Bitesize Maths (2nd level) – (Highlight/right click/click on https)

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zr48q6f

Maths answers in your jotter:

Primary 6

Primary 5

I have added this vertical equations task as I remember it was a challenge during our last class assessment: vertical problem equations

P5/6 – Extension – 18.05.20

Problem Solving:  Strategy – create a table

Playful Problems

Maths puzzle   ( division / ): puzzle maths 18.05.20

Education City – have a go at the fun task set using graphs (Within the homework heading).

Other Curricular Areas:

R.E.

  • At 3pm each day a special prayer to St.Gerard to pray for those who are ill and in need of God’s strength.
  • Children’s Liturgy 17th May –
    [ https://youtu.be/dK3wSdrsz1s ]https://youtu.be/dK3wSdrsz1s

 

  • Bishop Toal is celebrating Mass on Ascension Thursday at 11am to allow schools to virtually attend Mass together. He has provided this link – you can connect to it by visiting the Diocesan Facebook page:
  • www.rcdom.org.uk

Kahoot:  As I know you love riddles (Highlight/right click/click on https)

https://create.kahoot.it/share/riddles/2e996487-8393-4689-b2c6-bf612ef0954e

 

Art – As requested on our group chat, a second art activity linked to sport.

  • Create a picture which has a variety of shapes of sports equipment.  Choose only 5 or 6 shapes and draw onto page, spacing them carefully (it’s effective if some look as though they are going off the page).  Fill in the background in one bright colour then colour your objects with as much detail as possible.  Open the link below for some ideas to help.
  • Art – Sports Equipment

H.W.B.

Practice your meditation in a small quiet space for 10 minutes daily.  Remember to focus on your breathing and when thoughts enter your mind, acknowledge them and the let them go; like a leaf floating away down stream.

T2-T-1042-Mindful-Me-Focus-Breathing-PowerPoint

Physical Education

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Spanish: New task set in Education City – Homework heading!

S.T.E.M

  • STEM resources across the curriculum. This is a great website for STEM resources. It has ideas for different areas of the curriculum that you can just click on and the lessons will come up. Some of them are fantastic. Registration is completely free – all you need to do is put your email in. You will then have access to lots of different resources.https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/curated-collections/primary-0

 

Thinking of you all. Hope you are safe and staying positive!

Ms. Shield

Week Beginning 11th of May

Good morning boys and girls.  Remember this week is a four day week as Monday is an In-service Day.

I have enjoyed messaging you through Microsoft Teams – Next Team meeting at 10am-11am on Friday the 15th where I will be on video listening to all that’s been happening …my glow e-mail is gw09shieldssuzanne@glow.sch.uk.

Language

Class Novel

Primary 5/6 we will be reading a non-fiction book called Exploring the Deep found on Oxford Owl.

Task 1: Read through from Pgs 2-7 of Exploring the Deep.

Task 2:   On pages 6&7 there are three cards about Parrot fish, Box jellyfish and Brain coral. Can you create cards with the same layout about three or more different creatures form the deep?!

Task 3: Kahoot:  (Highlight/right click/click on https)

https://create.kahoot.it/share/sea-turtles-101/79e81fcc-a038-4be0-b053-2c7b2ad07750

Grammar:   New tasks set on Sumdog Grammar!!!  Just simply login!!

And & Then: And & Then 11.05.20

Education City: New Great Grammar task set.

Audio

  • David Walliams announced that he will be reading one of his World’s Worst Children stories every day for 30 days, which will be free for children to download and listen to:  https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Reading sites you might want to look at:

  • https://www.thebookseller.com/insight/publishers-work-hard-provide-free-homeschooling-resources-parents-and-children-schools-stay

Maths

  • Sumdog – 15 minutes daily (Also new tasks set on money)
  • Daily Rigour
  • Revise 7, 8 & 9 times tables.

Daily Bitesize Maths (2nd level) – (Highlight/right click/click on https)

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zr48q6f

Please write your mental maths answers in your jotter.

Problem solving questions:

Once you have your login details  for Education City – have a go at the fraction tasks set (Within the homework heading).

Other Curricular Areas:

R.E.

  • At 3pm each day a special prayer to St.Gerard to pray for those who are ill and in need of God’s strength.

In your jotter, copy the following page.  You are asked to say the Angelus each day for 20 days in May.

A Simple May Altar

Art – As requested on our group chat, an art activity linked to sport.

  • Create a picture which has a variety of shapes of sports balls.  Choose only 5 or 6 shapes and draw onto page, spacing them carefully (it’s effective if some look as though they are going off the page).  Fill in the background in one bright colour then colour your shapes with as much detail as possible; white stripes and lines across a rugby ball, white lines and green fuzz on a tennis ball…… Open the link below for some ideas to help.
  • Art – Sports Equipment

H.W.B.

Practice your meditation in a small quiet space for 10 minutes daily.  Remember to focus on your breathing and when thoughts enter your mind, acknowledge them and the let them go; like a leaf floating away down stream.

T2-T-1042-Mindful-Me-Focus-Breathing-PowerPoint

Physical Education

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

Spanish: New task set in Education City – Homework heading!

S.T.E.M

  • STEM resources across the curriculum. This is a great website for STEM resources. It has ideas for different areas of the curriculum that you can just click on and the lessons will come up. Some of them are fantastic. Registration is completely free – all you need to do is put your email in. You will then have access to lots of different resources.https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/curated-collections/primary-0

 

Thinking of you all. Hope you are safe and staying positive!

Ms. Shields

 

Week Beginning 4th of May

Good morning boys and girls.  I hope you are well and enjoying the sunshine still!!

I look forward to messaging you through Microsoft Teams – Next Team meeting at 10-11am on Wednesday the 6th …my glow e-mail is gw09shieldssuzanne@glow.sch.uk.  Well done to Shaun who won on Friday’s little quiz!

Below are activities to keep you focused on your learning.  If you would like to share your art work or a completed mini beasts hotel get onto St. Gerard’s Twitter Page!!

Language

After reading up to Chap 5  complete the following tasks in your jotter:

On completing your novel you could use a full page of your jotter to create a book report.  A template to help you is here:

Grammar:   New tasks set on Sumdog Grammar!!!  Just simply login!!

Task on perfect tense to be written into jotter.

Once you have your login details for Education City – have a go at the verbs activity set for you!

Writing:  Below is a short passage to complete (researching his speech) on a very famous historical figure – Martin Luther King.

I have a dream 04.05.20

Write a personal piece of writing about a ‘hero’ in your eyes.  This could range from; a historical sports person, politician, actor, inventor or a  family member.

Remember paragraphs; an introduction about who you have chosen, interesting facts about the person and why you have chosen that person – does this person inspire you and if so, in what ways?

Maths

  • Sumdog – 15 minutes daily (Also new tasks set on money)
  • Daily Rigour
  • Revise 7, 8 & 9 times tables.

Video to refresh your memories on division with remainders:

Primary  5 – work on remainders:

Primary 6 – work on remainders:

Please write your mental maths answers in your jotter.

Problem solving questions:

Once you have your login details  for Education City – have a go at the two number tasks set!

Other Curricular Areas:

R.E.

  • At 3pm each day a special prayer to St.Gerard to pray for those who are ill and in need of God’s strength.

As yesterday was The Fourth Sunday of Easter, below is a link to The Children’s Liturgy.

  • [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7a8CaLijwY ]

In your jotter, copy the following page.  You are asked to say the Angelus each day for 20 days in May.

DOM Daily Angelus Challenge Card

H.W.B.

Practice your meditation in a small quiet space for 10 minutes daily.  Remember to focus on your breathing and when thoughts enter your mind, acknowledge them and the let them go; like a leaf floating away down stream.

Keep healthy by being aware of what you’re eating and also the exercising you are doing!  Joe helps you do this!!  I have also heard some girls from P5 have been creating obstacle courses in their gardens!

https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html

 

Spanish – Tuesday & Thursday   (Unfortunately some boys have informed me that these classes are booked but you can still put your name on the waiting list)

Until you are able to access the classes above, I have set two Spanish tasks on EductionCity.  Please login in once you receive your details by post. 

S.T.E.M and coding.  Continue on this site challenging yourself!

  • Tynker is an excellent resource that is free and doesn’t require you to sign up or log in. Simply click on the link below and it allows you to explore coding and create games. You don’t need to have previous experience of coding because you can start from a beginners level. You can also move to more advanced skills as you progress through the games.

(Highlight writing below, right click and go to ‘Go to https…..) Have fun!

https://www.tynker.com/dashboard/student/#/dashboardI.C.T.

General Knowledge Section

  • Using our research skills, find the answers to the following general knowledge questions recording your answers in your jotter. New questions will be set each week.
  • General Knowledge 5

Have a go at Kahoot new questions below!

(Highlight writing below, right click and go to ‘Go to https…..) Have fun!

https://kahoot.it/challenge/06705384?challenge-id=efc64e80-ba1e-4ee7-a37a-6d6f8a554653_1588509049766

 

Thinking of you all. Stay safe and remember to exercise!

Ms. Shields

Week Beginning 27th of April

Good morning boys and girls.  I hope you are well and enjoying the sunshine still!!

I look forward to messaging you through Microsoft Teams – Next Team meeting at 10-11am on Monday the 4th …my glow e-mail is gw09shieldssuzanne@glow.sch.uk

Below are activities to keep you focused on your learning.  If you would like to share your art work or a completed mini beasts hotel get onto St. Gerard’s Twitter Page!!

Language

  • I.D.L. Spelling 15 minutes per day (If you are having trouble, try a different device if possible).
  • Class Novel – Air Raid (Go to www.oxfordowl.co.uk)
  • After reading chapter 3 & 4  complete the following task in your jotter;
  • Air Raid Chapters 3&4

Grammar:   New tasks set on Sumdog Grammar!!!  Just simply login!!

Task on idioms to be written into jotter.  Extra… can you find the idiom in Pg 31 of your novel?

Writing:  To link with your novel you are asked to create a newspaper report about an incident within Chaps 1-4 containing features of this genre.  Below are two helpful links to guide you with this task;

Maths

  • Sumdog – 15 minutes daily (Also new tasks set on graphs)
  • Daily Rigour
  • Revise 7, 8 & 9 times tables.

Please create the grids in your jotter.

During this week, work through this task on square numbers.  We looked at square numbers during our calculation of area;

Other Curricular Areas:

R.E.

  • At 3pm each day a special prayer to St.Gerard to pray for those who are ill and in need of God’s strength.

Watch and listen to the story of doubting Thomas (link below). Then have a go at creating an art task relating to the story in the video (blue link below).

  • https://youtu.be/fOsA5MTO9AQ  (Highlight & right click to open https)
  • Doubting Thomas

H.W.B.

Practice your meditation in a small quiet space for 10 minutes daily.  Remember to focus on your breathing and when thoughts enter your mind, acknowledge them and the let them go; like a leaf floating away down stream.

A lovely way to relax is to write a letter to post to a loved one you are missing.  Imagine your gran, auntie or friend opening up your beautiful letter with your thoughtful words, drawings or photographs inside.  A letter to be treasured!

S.T.E.M.    (Continued from last week – as I’m sure you need time to find material)

To create in your garden or a little area where you go your daily walk, an insect hotel! A lovely Eco activity to focus on during the coming weeks.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/09/how-to-build-a-bug-hotel/

Insects and other mini beasts need safe spaces to shelter

S.T.E.M and coding

  • Tynker is an excellent resource that is free and doesn’t require you to sign up or log in. Simply click on the link below and it allows you to explore coding and create games. You don’t need to have previous experience of coding because you can start from a beginners level. You can also move to more advanced skills as you progress through the games.

(Highlight writing below, right click and go to ‘Go to https…..) Have fun!

https://www.tynker.com/dashboard/student/#/dashboardI.C.T.

General Knowledge Section

  • Using our research skills, find the answers to the following general knowledge questions recording your answers in your jotter. New questions will be set each week.
  • General Knowledge Questions 4

Have a go at Kahoot new questions below!

(Highlight writing below, right click and go to ‘Go to https…..) Have fun!

https://kahoot.it/challenge/06705384?challenge-id=efc64e80-ba1e-4ee7-a37a-6d6f8a554653_1588509049766

Thinking of you all. Stay safe and remember to exercise!

Ms. Shields

Week Beginning 20th of April, 2020

Good morning Primary 5/6!  I hope you had a wonderful Easter and you’ve left some chocolate to eat over the coming weeks.  It will be strange not being able to hear your stories and what you’ve been up to with your family over Easter.

Below are activities to keep you focused on your learning.  If you would like to share your art work or a completed mini beasts hotel get onto St. Gerard’s Twitter Page!!

Literacy:

Reading and Spelling:

  • I.D.L. Spelling 15 minutes per day
  • Class Novel – Air Raid (Go to www.oxfordowl.co.uk)
  • After reading chapter 2  complete the following task in your jotter;
  • Air Raid chap. 2

Grammar:

Writing:

  • Using the ‘Story Openings’ (within your pack), choose another opening and create a descriptive story containing paragraphs, adjective, adverbs and at least one example of direct speech where speech marks and correct punctuation are used.

Maths;

  • Sumdog – 15 minutes daily (New tasks set on time)
  • Daily Rigour
  • Revise 7, 8 & 9 times table

Money word problems. Please show the workings in your jotter.

Primary 5     p5 multiply by 10

Primary 6 (23×2=46 so 46 divided by 2= 23)    P6 inversion multiplication

Other Curricular Areas:

R.E.

  • At 3pm each day a special prayer to St.Gerard to pray for those who are ill and in need of God’s strength.

Within this term P6 would have been looking through their Confirmation workbook and discussing the gifts of The Holy Spirit. As a way to reflect at home; copy the page into your jotter and find the 7 gifts given.  Discuss these with your parents/guardians.

gifts-of-the-holy-spirit

Primary 5. As we have not been together to discuss Jesus’ resurrection, could you create a comic strip which sequences the main events of the video;

H.W.B.

Practice your meditation in a small quiet space for 10 minutes daily.  Remember to focus on your breathing and when thoughts enter your mind, acknowledge them and the let them go; like a leaf floating away down stream.

S.T.E.M.

To create in your garden or a little area where you go your daily walk, an insect hotel! A lovely Eco activity to focus on during the coming weeks.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/09/how-to-build-a-bug-hotel/

Insects and other mini beasts need safe spaces to shelter

I.C.T.

  • Using our research skills, find the answers to the following general knowledge questions recording your answers in your jotter. New questions will be set each week.
  • General Knowledge Questions 3

Have a go at Kahoot questions below (Highlight writing below, right click and go to ‘Go to https…..’ Have fun.

https://kahoot.it/challenge/06702200?challenge-id=98cf8afa-3e90-4809-814d-e2d24cfc7151_1587722189957

 

Missing you all very much. Stay safe and enjoy as much sunshine as you can.

Ms. Shields

Weeks beginning 6th & 13th of April

Good morning boys and girls from Primary 5/6!

I hope you are all well and challenging yourself with all the many online tasks and games available to you.  I know it has been a difficult time, not being able to run around in these fresh Spring days, but it’s so important to stay safe by being indoors.

This week is Holy Week and a time to reflect on Jesus and the days leading up to Easter.  As this would be the beginning of our two week Easter break, I hope you have as much fun and family time over the fortnight. The following are only suggestions for activities you could do at home to help fill in the time spent over this period.

 

  • LiteracyPlanet are offering free access to online site.

I noticed this lovely keepsake which is a simple way to remember this time you are going through with your family;

Art activity; Cut out the shape of a bunny. Place it on top of a piece of card (black if you have any).  Keeping the bunny in place, shade over the bunny and onto the black paper using different coloured chalk. Now lift the bunny from the page.

While you are in your garden or out your daily walk, search for as many egg shaped pebbles/rocks as you can.

A simple way to decorate your bedroom door or living-room window.

Simple maths to keep your tables fresh!!

easter maths 1

Have a go at completing the symmetrical pattern and try to create some Easter drawings of your own;

Easter S

Have a fantastic break and I wish you and your families a lovely, peaceful Easter.

Ms. Shields

 

Week Beginning 30th of March, 2020

Literacy:

Reading and Spelling:

  • I.D.L. Spelling 15 minutes per day
  • Class Novel – Air Raid (Go to www.oxfordowl.co.uk)                                                   Class name – gerards1                                                                 Password – gerards1
  • Before reading chapter 1 study the cover and complete the following task in your jotter;                                               Air Raid 30th of March lesson 1
  • After reading Chapter 1 complete the comprehension tasks.
  • Air Raid Comp Chap 1
  • Grammar – Copy and complete the second page on homophones practice ‘ Your and You’re’

Writing:

  • Using the ‘Story Openings’ (within your pack), choose one opening and create a descriptive story containing paragraphs, adjective, adverbs and at least one example of direct speech where speech marks and correct punctuation are used.

Maths;

  • Sumdog – 15 minutes daily
  • Daily Rigour
  • Revise 7&8 times table
  • Choose two word problems from small booklet – tick to show which you have chosen, show workings and answer in jotter (Work Space area).
  • Complete maths revision sheet into your jotter.
  • Maths Revision Worksheet
  • Sumdog activity on fractions set – login to Sumdog.

Other Curricular Areas:

R.E.

  • At 3pm each day a special prayer to St.Gerard to pray for those who are ill and in need of God’s strength.
  • Gerard Majella
  • To reflect on the road to Easter. Copy (Draw)the link into your jotter, filling in the squares with the correctly sequenced words.
  • Road to Easter

Spanish:

Practice numbers in Spanish – simply press play

 

H.W.B.

Practice your meditation in a small quiet space for 10 minutes daily.  Remember to focus on your breathing and when thoughts enter your mind, acknowledge them and the let them go; like a leaf floating away down stream.

I.C.T.

  • Using your research skills, find the answers to the following general knowledge questions recording your answers in your jotter. New questions will be set each week.
  • General Knowledge Questions 2

Missing you all very much. Stay safe and REMEMBER TO HELP AROUND THE HOUSE.

Ms. Shields

 

Literacy:

  • I.DL. Spelling 15 minutes per day.
  • Homophones; where, wear, were, we’re  Questions 1-16
  • Story Openings; Read this through and decide which type of opening it is.  Use the first opening to create a short descriptive paragraph/story.
  • 10 minute personal read (News article…..) twice a week.

Maths:

  • Sumdog – 15/20 minutes.
  • Fraction workbook throughout the week.
  • Choose two word problems from small booklet – tick to show which you have chosen, show workings and answer in jotter (Work Space area).
  • Choose one activity from Second Level Numeracy Grid

Other Curriculum Area:

  • Religious Education. Look at sequencing sheets. Draw, cut and sequence Story of Easter into jotter, writing short sentences describing main events.

Health & Wellbeing:

  • From the back of your jotter, create your first diary entry. Remember to include your date, feelings, what you did with your family.

Easter Task:

  • Create an Acrostic Easter poem…. surround it with your personally designed eggs.

easter wordsearch

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