6th Class

     

Week beginning 15/06/20
Well done on keeping the work going for the last few weeks. There is no pressure to do any work this week but feel free to keep reading, finishing workbook, or any other work if you so wish. We won’t be assigning any further written work as it’s’s our final week. We still can’t believe we’re ending this school year this way!

We’ve decided that this week is going to be Virtual Sports Week- a nice way to end the year and we include links to sporting activities that you or your family might like to do. There are many activities in the pack- feel free to choose what you wish to do. Why not add a competitive element by making it a family sports day! Send us on any pictures/videos!

Visit www.healthy-kidz.com and follow the link for Republic of Ireland pupils

I’d like to wish you all the most wonderful summer and hopefully when we return in August things will hopefully have settled a lot more.

Schoolwork: (week beginning 8th June)

As we are heading into our last few weeks of term I would ask that all students make a big effort to complete all the workbooks over the next fortnight.
English in Practice
Mental Maths
Spellbound
Fuaimeanna & Focail
 

Here are some resources as extra work to complete also.

Twinkle.ie (7/8 resource packs)

https://www.twinkl.ie/resources/roi-resources/school-closure-republic-of-

ireland/sixth-school-closure-packs-school-closure-packs-republic-of-ireland

https://www.twinkl.ie/blog/new-skills-children-can-learn-during-lockdown

 

”Virtual School Tour”:

In light of the class not getting the opportunity to end the year with a school tour, here is a self-guided virtual tour worksheet for the Natural
History Museum <https://www.cliste.ie/natural-history-museum-virtual-tour/>*.
I know students will find this resource both educational and enjoyable.

The lesson worksheet can be downloaded from here –
www.cliste.ie/natural-history-museum-virtual-tour/

Regards,

Mr O’Donnell.

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Good morning all,

I hope everyone was able to log into the webinar last week hosted by Donegal Education Centre on ‘transitioning from primary to post-primary’. No doubt it would have proved a great source of help.

Cathal Doherty sent on the link for the ‘Confirmation Mass 2020’.

Please find attached the link to this year’s Confirmations. 

 

 
Schoolwork: (week beginning 1st June)
As we are heading into our last few weeks of term I would ask that all students make a big effort to complete all the workbooks over the next fortnight.
English in Practice
Mental Maths
Spellbound
Fuaimeanna & Focail
 

Here are some resources as extra work to complete also.

Twinkle.ie (7/8 resource packs)

https://www.twinkl.ie/resources/roi-resources/school-closure-republic-of-ireland/sixth-school-closure-packs-school-closure-packs-republic-of-ireland

https://www.twinkl.ie/blog/new-skills-children-can-learn-during-lockdown

 

”Virtual School Tour”:

In light of the class not getting the opportunity to end the year with a school tour, here is a self-guided virtual tour worksheet for the Natural
History Museum <https://www.cliste.ie/natural-history-museum-virtual-tour/>*.
I know students will find this resource both educational and enjoyable.

The lesson worksheet can be downloaded from here –
www.cliste.ie/natural-history-museum-virtual-tour/

Regards,

Mr O’Donnell.

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Rang a Sé Booklist 2020-21

A School Book Rental system is in place for pupils from Third to Sixth classes at a cost of €35 per pupil, subject to a family maximum contribution of €60.

For this fee, the school provides: Planet Maths 6, Starlight 6, Abair Liom H, Small World (History by C J Fallon), Small World (Geography & Science by C J Fallon), Religious Book; Class Novels in English and Gaeilge.

BOOKS TO PURCHASE

It will also be necessary for all to purchase the following workbooks for the 2020-21 school year.

New Wave English in Practice 6 (Prim-Ed);

Ready Steady Go Mental Maths 6 (Just Rewards)

Spelling Made Fun 6 (Just Rewards)

Fuaimeanna agus Focail 6 (Folens);

Map Skills 2 (CJ Fallon)

Confirmation Red Work Book (C.J. Fallon)

Handwriting B4 Copy

Irish School Atlas

English Dictionary &  Irish/English Dictionary (preferably Collins)

Notes It is school policy to have pupil names in Irish on copies etc. Personalised School Diaries will be available on opening week.

Other requirements: 1 X Maths Copy, 1 X English Copy, 1 X Gaelige, 1  X SESE

Packet Spare Copies, Pencils, Red Biro, Eraser, Sharpener, Long Ruler, Black Sharpie, Markers, Highlighter, Twistables, Pritstick, Set of Earphones.

Ringbound folder with subject dividers.

 
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Schoolwork: (week beginning 25th May)

Hello folks,

Hope everyone is still keeping safe and well. Keep up the good work that is being emailed into me every week. The standard of work has been excellent and students are to be commended for their time and effort in these difficult times. 

**Webinar on transitioning from primary to post primary***

Donegal Education Centre are doing an online webinar on Tues 26th May @ 3pm. Any parents interested are asked to go onto the website and book the course in advance. The course is free to access.

As we are nearing the end of May I would like to direct you all to websites which have end of year closure packs that you might find helpful.

Twinkle.ie (7/8 resource packs)

https://www.twinkl.ie/resources/roi-resources/school-closure-republic-of-ireland/sixth-school-closure-packs-school-closure-packs-republic-of-ireland

https://www.twinkl.ie/blog/new-skills-children-can-learn-during-lockdown

English:

English in Practice: p58, 59
Spellbound (week 34)
Readtheory.org 
Starlight: 13a Explanation (answer questions on p149)
 
Maths:
Mental Maths (week 32 p99-101)
Planet Maths 6- access the folensonline site and under 
https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths6/ebook/
(answer questions across all pages of Topic 26 ‘Weight’)
 
Gaeilge:
www.cúla4arscoil -TG4 to watch daily
Abair Liom – isteach go dtí folensonline chuig 
https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/abair-liom-6th-class/ebook/ 
(agus freagair lch 131, 132, 133 sna cóipleabhair)
Duo lingo another good website to improve their comhrá Gaeilge
Caint Comhrá (students and parents can use the front of their homework diaries which has the verbs list. Students can orally put the verbs into sentences for their parents)
 
Science/Geography:
Read Unit 21 ‘Trade’ in the Small World book and answer the questions relevant to the chapter.
 
History:
Read Unit 20 in Small World book ‘Mary Robinson’ and answer questions A, B and C on p105.
 
Powerpoint Presentation:
‘The Presidents of Ireland (1938-2011)
 
PE:
-exercise 20 mins per day through walking and/or jogging
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Schoolwork: (week beginning 18th May)

Hello all,

Well done to the students who are continuing to produce and email me outstanding work that they have completed during the lockdown. The projects and powerpoint presentations have been excellent from you. I will continue to post work for you to do weekly and as I have previously stated, do as much as you can that you feel is relevant to you.

In the meantime stay safe all.

Regards,

Mr O’Donnell

English:

English in Practice: p56,57
Spellbound (week 33)
Readtheory.org 
x10 sentences in your copy using Spellbound (week 33) word
 
Maths:
Mental Maths (week 31 p96-98)
Planet Maths 6- access the folensonline site and under 
https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths6/ebook/
(answer questions across all pages of Topic 23 ‘The Circle’)
 
Gaeilge:
www.cúla4arscoil -TG4 to watch daily
Abair Liom – isteach go dtí folensonline chuig 
https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/abair-liom-6th-class/ebook/ 
(agus freagair lch 124,125,125 sna cóipleabhair)
Duo lingo another good website to improve their comhrá Gaeilge
Caint Comhrá (students and parents can use the front of their homework diaries which has the verbs list. Students can orally put the verbs into sentences for their parents)
 
Science/Geography:
Read Unit 20 ‘Rocks’ in the Small World book and answer the questions relevant to the chapter.
 
Map Work:
Trace out a map of the USA (list all the states with their major cities). Shade in each state a different colour.
 
History:
Read Unit 19 in Small World book ‘Modern Ireland’ and answer questions A, B and C on p105.
 
Art:
Choose Q1 or Q2 on Part D in History on p105
 
PE:
exercise 20 mins per day through walking and/or jogging
 
 

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Schoolwork: (week beginning 11th May)

English:

English in Practice: p54,55
Spellbound (week 32)
Readtheory.org (using students account)
One of the links above has great access to library books:
www.coolappsforschools.com/digital-libraries.html (reading website)
x10 sentences in your copy using Spellbound (week 32) word
 
Maths:
Mental Maths (week 30 p93-95)
Planet Maths 6- access the folensonline site and under 
https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths6/ebook/
(answer questions across all pages of Topic 22 on Directed Numbers)
mathsdrills.com (great resource for practicing multiplication & division tables)
 
Gaeilge:
www.cúla4arscoil -TG4 to watch daily
Abair Liom – isteach go dtí folensonline chuig 
https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/abair-liom-6th-class/ebook/ 
(agus freagair lch 122,123 sna cóipleabhair)
Duo lingo another good website to improve their comhrá Gaeilge
Caint Comhrá (students and parents can use the front of their homework diaries which has the verbs list. Students can orally put the verbs into sentences for their parents)
 
Science/Geography:
Read Unit 18 ‘Weather and Climate’ in the Small World book and design and make an ‘Anemometer’. Instructions on p100.
 
 
Geography:
Project on Africa:
Can every student choose an African country and compile a powerpoint presentation/word document/hand written document on their chosen country under the following headings:
-History
-Economy
-Famous people
-Physical facts and features
-Tourism initiatives
(This project can be done over the next 2/3 weeks)
 
Map of the African continent: students are asked to trace out a map of the continent and show each country’s border along with the name of each country and it’s capital city. Each country should be shaded a different colour from the one next to it. 
 
History:
Read Unit 18 in Small World book ‘Barter, trade and money. Answer questions A, B and C on p99.
 
Art:
Create a wall frieze called ‘The Story of Money’ using information from the previously read history chapter.
 
PE :
exercise 20 mins per day through walking and/or jogging
 
 
 
 

Important note
Morning all,
In light of the Taoiseach’s announcement yesterday evening, it looks like your time in primary school has come to end in the classroom environment. It won’t be long now until you start a new chapter in your school life in September.
However, I still think it’s extremely important that you continue to work as much as you can on the schoolwork I provide between now and mid June. I will continue to post work on the website every week for you. It’s entirely up to you how much of it you feel you want to do and is worthwhile to you. I would suggest that you focus in on Maths, English and Irish. Very important that you give yourself the best platform in which to start secondary school. May I also suggest that you spend some time sourcing or reading around some of the material that may come up in your new curriculum books in September, especially in the subject areas I have just mentioned. 
Many thanks to the parents and students who emailed me in samples of their work over the past week. The work was of a high standard so credit to all. 
***Parents if you would like to access the answer booklet for both ‘English in Practice Book F’ & ‘Mental Maths Book F’, go to the link below and check over the answers with your child after they have completed each exercise.

Prim-Ed Answers

https://www.prim-ed.ie/downloadable-teacher-guides 

Schoolwork: (week beginning 4th May)

English:

English in Practice: p52,53
Spellbound (week 31)
Readtheory.org (using students account)
One of the links above has great access to library books:
www.coolappsforschools.com/digital-libraries.html (reading website)
x10 sentences in your copy using Spellbound (week 31) words
 
Maths:
Mental Maths (week 30 p90-92)
Planet Maths 6- access the folensonline site and under 
https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths6/ebook/
(answer questions across all pages of Topic 17 on Percentages)
mathsdrills.com (great resource for practicing multiplication & division tables)
 
Gaeilge:
www.cúla4arscoil -TG4 to watch daily
Abair Liom – isteach go dtí folensonline chuig 
https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/abair-liom-6th-class/ebook/ 
(agus freagair lch 118,119 sna cóipleabhair)
Duo lingo another good website to improve their comhrá Gaeilge
Caint Comhrá (students and parents can use the front of their homework diaries which has the verbs list. Students can orally put the verbs into sentences for their parents)
 
Science/Geography:
Read Unit 18 ‘Weather and Climate’ in the Small World book and design and make an ‘Anemometer’. Instructions on p100.
 
Geography:
Project on Africa:
Can every student choose an African country and compile a powerpoint presentation/word document/hand written document on their chosen country under the following headings:
-History
-Economy
-Famous people
-Physical facts and features
-Tourism initiatives
(This project can be done over the next 2/3 weeks)
 
Map of the African continent: students are asked to trace out a map of the continent and show the country’s borders along with the name of each country and it’s capital city. Each country should be shaded a different colour from the one next to it. 
 
History:
Read Unit 18 in Small World book ‘Barter, trade and money. Answer questions A, B and C on p99.
 
Art:
Create a wall frieze called ‘The Story of Money’ using information from the previously read history chapter.
 
PE :
exercise 20 mins per day through walking and/or jogging
 
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Schoolwork: (week beginning 27th April)

English:

English in Practice: p50, 51
Spellbound (week 30)
Readtheory.org (using students account)
One of the links above has great access to library books:
www.coolappsforschools.com/digital-libraries.html (reading website)
x10 sentences in your copy using Spellbound (week 30) words
Starlight 6 – Easter Assessment (answer the test in the folensonline site under https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/starlight-6c/resources/  in your copy
 
Maths:
Mental Maths (week 29 p86-89)
Planet Maths 6- access the folensonline site and under 
https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths6/ebook/ answer  p100, 101 in your copies
mathsdrills.com (great resource for practicing multiplication & division tables)
 
Gaeilge:
Fuaimeanna & Focail (aonad 30)
www.cúla4arscoil -TG4 to watch daily
Abair Liom – isteach go dtí folensonline chuig 
https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/abair-liom-6th-class/ebook/  agus freagair lch 114,115 sna cóipleabhair 
Duo lingo another good website to improve their comhrá Gaeilge
Caint Comhrá (students and parents can use the front of their homework diaries which has the verbs list. Students can orally put the verbs into sentences for their parents)
 
Geography/Science:
Read Unit 16 ‘Transport’ and answer questions on p91 and p93)
twinkl.ie have great resources for maps etc
 
History:
Read Unit 17 ‘The Troubles’ and answer questions A, B, C on p95
Research the internet to find out about John Hume and Bernadette Devlin and write 5 facts on both
 
Art/History:
Answer D3 on p95 of Small World ie ‘Peace Poster on the Good Friday Agreement’
 
PE : This week is Active School Week and because we cannot be in school together an Active Home Week has been organised. Below is the link:
activeschoolflag.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Active-Home-Week-Challenge-Chart-1.pdf
 
 
 
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Schoolwork: (week beginning 20th April)
Hello everyone. Below I’ve outlined work for this week coming. I know how difficult it is trying to focus on schoolwork when we are not currently in the classroom setting. Important though to do as much of the work I have set here as you possibly can.
I’ve set up an email if parents want to email any questions you have to me. 
kilmacrangase@gmail.com
 
***Parents if you would like to access the answer booklet for both ‘English in Practice Book F’ & ‘Mental Maths Book F’, go to the link www.ricpublications.com.au and check over the answers with your child after they have completed each exercise.
 
English:
Essay: ‘’The impact of Covid-19 on the world around us’’ (x2 pages)
English in Practice: (p48, 49)
Spellbound (week 29)
 
Maths:
Mental Maths: (week 28 p83-85)
Revise your times tables regularly
Maths penalty shoot-out is a good tables game to practice online
Mathsstarters.net another good resource to use
Monster Calculations
Geata Mata
 
Gaeilge:
Fuaimeanna & Focail (aonad 29)
TG4 have some good programmes to watch daily
Duo lingo another good website to improve their comhrá Gaeilge
Caint Comhrá (students and parents can use the front of their homework diaries which has the verbs list. Students can orally put the verbs into sentences for their parents)
 
Geography/Science
Read Unit 15 of Small World & answer questions on p86, A & B p88)
 
History:
Read Unit 16 on Northern Ireland & answer questions A, B, C on p89
Research the internet to learn more about Belfast
You tube:- take a virtual tour of the city showing all the sites
Research the internet to learn about the ‘Orange Order’
 
Art: Choose from Part D (Q2 or Q4 in your History book on p89 on A4 paper)
 
PE : exercise 20 mins per day through walking and/or jogging
 
Reading: book of choice & access their Read Theory account
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PREVIOUS WORK

 
Schoolwork: (week beginning 16th March)
Mental Maths (week 25 p74-76)
 English in Practice (p42, 43)
 Spellbound (week 26)
 Fuaimeanna & Focail (aonad 26)
Geography/Science (Read Unit 12 & answer questions on p69 & p71)
History (Read Unit 12 and answer questions A, B, C on p71)
PE- exercise 20 mins per day through walking and/or jogging
Reading (book of choice)
Recite times tables regularly
 
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Schoolwork: (week beginning 23rd March)
 Mental Maths (week 26 p77-79)
 English in Practice (p44, 45)
 Spellbound (week 27)
 Fuaimeanna & Focail (aonad 27)
Geography/Science (Read Unit 13 & answer questions on p75 & p78)
History (Read Unit 14 & answer questions on p83)
PE-  exercise 20 mins per day through walking and/or jogging
Reading (book of choice)
Recite times tables regularly
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Schoolwork: (week beginning 30th March)
Mental Maths  (week 27 p80-82)
English in Practice (p46, 47)
Spellbound (week 28)
Fuaimeanna & Focail (aonad 28)
Geography/Science (Read Unit 14 & answer questions on p81, 83)
History (Read Unit 15 & answer questions A,B,C on p85)
PE- exercise 20 mins per day through walking and/or jogging
Reading (book of choice)
Recite times tables regularly
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Project:
* Students are asked to complete the STEM project ‘individually’ that was required to be handed in before Easter holidays. Ideas for this can be sourced through the free online website ‘Twinkl’. Students can access this website free of charge. Type in ‘Engineers week’ when in the website and students can get a list of ideas.
 
Transport
Mary Robinson
Outer Space
Happy Halloween from Ranga 6
Decorating our classroom for Halloween
 

Welcome back Ranga 6

 

Autumn

Self Portraits

 

 
 
 
 
  • School Holidays

    • Provisional Summer Closing Date
      The school will close on Friday, 19th June.

      All dates are provisional and subject to change.

      The BOM reserves the right to use the first three days of the Easter Holidays to make up for unforeseen closures.
    • 2020-2021 School Re-opening
      Re-opening for pupils on Wed 26th August 2020.
    • Halloween Break
      Closed from Mon-26th Oct -Fri-30th Oct 2020.
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      Closing on Tues, 22nd December 2020.

      Re-opening Wed, 6th January 2021.
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      Closed on Thurs, 18th and Fri, 19th Feb 2021.
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      Closing on Fri, 26th March 2021.

      Re-opening on Mon,12th April 2021.
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      Provisional Closing date; Fri, 18th June 2021.

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