I am very impressed with the work you have been doing to date. Using Seesaw, many of you have shown me pictures of projects and reports you have completed- well done to all of you! I want to thank everyone who engaged with the Seesaw app. You will find English based activities on the app this week. Keep up the good work everyone!
Ms Dargan has set up an email address firstname.lastname@example.org . If you would like to send us photos of the great work you are doing please send them to this email address. These photos will be added to the school website.
Continue to complete one mental maths activity each day. (Don’t forget about Problem Solving!)
10 minutes each day. Level 4 activities. Set timers to an appropriate time for you!
If you feel ready, move on to Level 5 activites!
(Try a mixture of all activities each day – Addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, values, rounding, multiplication, division, doubles/halves, fractions)
Mathemagic 5 : Chapter 20 (Percentages)
Maths book can be found online via the CJFallon online resource bank. Follow these steps to access the book.
Primary > 5th class > Maths > Mathemagic> Mathemagic 5 > Online Book.
If you have not completed this chapter yet continue to work through it at your own pace.
If you have completed the chapter try some of the following work;
Example: ½ >>> I must change this fraction to make sure it is OUT OF 100.
Numerator: 1x 50 = 50
Denominator: 2×50= 100
Fraction : 50/100
a)¼ b) 1/5 c) ¾ d) 1/10 e) 2/5 f) 3/10 g) 3/5 h) 4/5 i) 7/10
Example: 25% >>> 25 OUT OF 100 >>> 25/100
I must divide the top and bottom by the same number to achieve an equivalent fraction.
Numerator: 25 ÷5 = 5
Denominator: 100 ÷ 5 = 20
Fraction 5/20 >>>> Is this it’s simplest form? No! I will divide again.
Numerator: 5 ÷5 = 1
Denominator: 20 ÷ 5 = 4
Fraction : ¼
a)50 % b) 25% c) 75% d) 20% e) 10% f) 30% g) 40 % h) 60% i) 80% j) 90%
Example: 0.75 > 75% > 75/100 > ¾
a)0.25 b) 0.5 c) 0.2 d) 0.25 e) 0.1 f) 0.9 g) 0.45 h) 0.35 i) 0.7
Example: ¼ > 25% > 0.25
a)¾ b) 1/5 c) 1/10 d) 3/10 e) 2/5 f) 7/10 g) 10/10 h) 4/5 i)1/20
Tips to remember:
Ms. Mc Keon’s Maths Group
Answers to Last Week’s Maths Questions
Add: ( Write numbers under each other before adding/subtracting )
Multiply: a) 1.896 L X3 = 5.688L b) 5.678 L X 24=136.272
Divide: a) 12.560 L ÷ 8 = 1.57L b) 24.345 L ÷ 5 =4.869L
Problems to solve
Do it again. What did you notice? Try it out on someone else at home.
Ms. Mc Keon’s 5th Class Maths Group
5th -8th May
Now try these yourself.
a)0.35 = b) 0.78= c) 0.42 = d) 0.15 = e) 0.90 = f)0.07 =
g) 0.12= h) 0.09= i)60 = j) 0.44 = k) 0.68= l) 0.74=
a) 35%= 0. b) 75% = 0. c) 90%= d) 40% = e) 88 %= f) 25%=
g) 20%= h)55%= i) 36%= j) 78%= k) 63%= l) 15%=
a) 27% = b) 57% = c) 63% = d) 47% = e) 87% = f) 91 % =
Sometimes the fractions can be broken down again to lowest terms eg 25% = 25/100 =1/4 and 40%=40/100 = 4/10 =2/5
g) 0.75= /100 = h) 30% = i) 80% = j) 50%= k) 20%= l) 60%=
If you have your Maths Matters 5 at home with you you could try the questions on p.145, 146 and 148.
Problems of the week
What percentage of the books is sold?
What percentage of the books is left?
This week we will be moving on to book three in the Famine Trilogy: Fields of Home by Marita Conlon- McKenna.
I will upload a Read Aloud on Seesaw. There will be no follow on activities- the purpose of this is purely for enjoyment of the story.
If you happen to have the book why not read along with me! There is no pressure on anyone to purchase a copy of the book.
Read the following poem and complete the following activities:
The ozone layer is in the upper atmosphere,
And a major factor in letting us live here.
It filters out the harmful rays,
From the radiant sun to prolong our days.
But we never cared about this fact,
Just used, abused and forgot our contract.
To look after the earth, the flowers and the trees,
To care for the animals, birds and bees.
Don’t burn and be greedy for monetary gain,
We want the beauty of this planet to remain.
So let’s be careful in what we do,
The ozone sends its message to me and to you.
By Gary Kay
Narratives entertain and engage the reader in an imaginative experience.
Narrative have characters, settings and an event leading to a problem and it’s solution.
Read the following narrative. Can you identify the setting, the characters and the problem and solution?
See Seesaw for a narrative writing challenge.
Spellcheck: Week 24
Each day: Complete one box per day.
Just Handwriting: Complete one page each day.
Grammar: Idioms (2)
Idioms are common phrases used in conversation that have a different meaning from that which appears at first sight.
Example: I hit the nail on the head >>>> I got something exactly right.
Follow the link below for further examples.
Can you figure out what the following idioms really mean?
Pupils who go to Ms. Tiernan/ Ms. Mc Keon
Read at Home Book 5
If you don’t have the book at home with you go to:
Primary > 5th class > English > Read at Home > Read at Home Book 5 > Online Book.
Tuesday: Mind your Manners p. 91
Wednesday: Everyone is Going Bananas p.92
Thursday: Downhill All the Way p.93
Friday: Emperor Penguins p.94
Read each story twice . Answer the questions in your copy .
Choose one (or more of the following activities if you have time):
1) Write your own list of 5 good manners.
2)Find a recipe or make up your own recipe that has bananas in it. Try and make it if you can.
3)Jim, in the story on p.93, took a risk when he cycled downhill. Write a few sentences about a time when you took a risk.
4) Write 5 facts you learned about penguins on p.94.
When you have signed up to Seesaw, choose one of the stories above and practise reading it (or part of it) aloud. Record yourself reading and upload it to Seesaw I’d love to hear you reading. You could also take a picture of some of your work and post it on Seesaw too.
( SNIP Spelling Programme
Part 2 http://www.snip-newsletter.co.uk/pdfs/downloads/literacy_programme_part_2.pdf )
( site, caught, brief, chose, are, sauce, through, two, does )
Learn the spellings following LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK
Do one activity each day. Get someone at home to give you a little test on Friday.(or test yourself)
Léigh sa Bhaile: Read a page each day and listen to the audio. Tell a parent/ sibling what the text was all about.
Primary > 5th class > Gaeilge > Léigh sa Bhaile> Léigh sa bhaile Leabhar E > Online Book.
Audio Clips of the reading can be found also.
Primary > 5th class > Gaeilge > Léigh sa Bhaile> Léigh sa bhaile Leabhar E > Audio.
Ríra: Aonad 4: Uimhreacha (lth 8-9)
Sos beag A (lth 10-13)
Irish book can be found online via the CJFallon online resource bank. Follow these steps to access the book.
Primary > 5th class > Gaeilge > Ríra> Ríra 5 > Online Book.
Engage with the language:
Weekly news for children available via Maynooth University (Froebel Dept)
10 ag a 10
Plenty of appropriate cartoons are available to watch are TG4 or Cula4.
Last week we looked at the difference between weather and climate. This week we will look at weather instruments and how we measure the weather.
Complete this worksheet on weather instruments: Fill the table- name the instrument, explain how it is used and name the unit of measurement it uses.
Think: Why is weather forecasting important? Can you think of four groups of people who need to know the weather forecast and why it is important to them?
Example: Mountain climbers: They need to know what weather to expect while they are on the mountain. If there is a storm coming, they will now it won’t be safe to climb that day.
Design and Make challenge: Follow the instructions to create one or more of the following weather instruments. Try to use it!
Rain Gauge: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ad4216667-98c1-447b-a224-18923ea73237
Continue to keep a daily/ weekly journal documenting this time.
Kindness: Watch the following video about spreading kindness.
Kindness if always important, but in these uncertain times we need it more than ever. Can you think of ways you can spread kindness in your home and in your community at the moment? Make a list of ways you can be kind.
Can you complete this kindness challenge? Remember kindness can be as simple as smiling at someone!
Vivaldi is a famous musical composer. Read about him and write five facts you have learnt.
One of Vivaldi’s most famous compositions is “The Four Seasons”. Listen this section, named “Spring” . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-dYNttdgl0
Can you identify the family of instruments used in this piece?
Paint/ draw/ construct something in visual art that is inspired by this piece of music.
Continue to engage with these activities also:
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