22nd of June 2020
We have almost reached the end of this very unusual term, but I’m very happy to say that the girls of St. Catherine’s are still very busy, working away on their fantastic projects.
Take a look at TWO new exciting videos below and see the amazing work that was done during STEM week, and the fabulous arts and crafts that were sent in to celebrate European Week.
Thanks to your teachers who came up with such interesting projects and then created the wonderful videos. St. Catherine’s Senior School is full of awesome talent! Have a good week and stay safe.
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Listen to Kaila, Eva, Ruby and Niamh sing “I Have a Dream”, and see our artwork thanking all the fantastic Frontline Workers for keeping us safe.
- ‘Scholastic Learn at Home’ site has free articles to read on different topics. You can sign up with a free code.
- If you have a library card, you can download the app ‘Borrow Box’ and use your online library log in to borrow audiobooks and ebooks.
- On ‘MyStorybook.com‘ pupils can create digital storybooks and add backgrounds and characters to create scenes from their story.
- Write a recount of your Easter weekend.
- Oxford Owl – Ebooks and books read aloud.
- Listen to a story on ‘Storyline Online‘.
- Research a country/animal and write a report on what you have researched.
- Write a letter to a friend or relative
- Write the recipe and method for something you cooked or baked
- Write a movie review or book review
- Write a poem including onomatopoeia and/or hyperbole.
- Make ‘I wonder’ statements before and during reading.
- PDST Oral language games booklet
- Reading activities:
- Predict what will happen in the next chapter.
- Write a summary of what has happened in the story so far.
- Draw your favourite scene from the story.
- make a prediction for the next chapter.
- Pretend you are one of the characters in the story and write your diary for the day.
- Write similarities and differences between you and your favourite character.
- Create a character profile on your favourite character (draw a picture of the character and write a description of the character)
- Design a book cover for the book.
- Make a wanted poster for the villain in the story.
- Look at the last two pages you have read and make a list of nouns/verbs/adjectives.
- ‘Maths Playground‘.
- ‘Nrich Maths’
- ‘NZ Maths’
- ‘IXL’ (maths questions broken into class levels and topics)
- Create 3D shapes with either paper and glue or spaghetti and marshmallows
- Go on a shape hunt around your house
- Measure rooms in your house (length, width, perimeter and area)
- ‘The School Hub’.
- Dice Game: 2 people each roll a dice. Add or subtract the two numbers. The first person to get the answer gets a point.
- Bang: Adult asks a sum e.g. 8+7. The first person with the correct answer gets a point. Alternatively, adult gives an answer. The first person to come up with a sum to match the answer gets a point.
- ‘Mathsframe’ – Pupils are familiar with this website. Any of the free games on time are great for pupils to practice their knowledge of time.
- All classes will be very familiar with this website. Below are some of the games we recommend from this site. ‘Topmarks’
- Blast off
- Place Value Basketball
- Caterpillar ordering
- Chinese Dragon Game
- Rocket Rounding
- Place Value Charts
- Coconut Odd or Even
- Daily 10
- Mental Maths Train
- Hit the Button
- Coconut Multiples
- Number Fact Families
- Toy Shop Money Game
- Coins Game
- Measuring in cm
- Telling the time (Matching Analogue to Digital)
- Telling the time in words
- Bar Charts
- Tally Chart Game
Keeping Active / Physical Activities:
- ‘Go Noodle’.
- ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’
- ‘Twigin Yoga’
- PE with Joe Wicks ‘The Body Coach’
- Just Dance
- 10 @ 10 – exercises in English and Irish.
- School Hub on RTE live or on RTE Player.
- ‘Book Creator One’ can be downloaded for free as an app or you can set up an account online. Pupils have all been introduced to this software and they can create a book about a topic of interest which they research online or in a book.
- Toyota ‘Build a better world competition’
- ‘Designer minds‘ on Facebook have STEAM challenges every day.
- Create PowerPoints on topics of interest if they have access to it to at home.
- Pupils can learn and practice their typing skills on ‘BBC Typing Tutor’.
- Khan Academy
- News2Day Daily News
- TG4 – Cula 4.
- Art for Kids Hub
- ‘Help my Kid Learn’ has lots of activities (English, maths and general) with some lovely ideas for Easter activities.
- Kid friendly information for projects is available on ‘World Book Online’
- ‘Ducksters’ – project work.
- ‘National Geographic Kids’ – child friendly information on a range of topics.
- ‘Duolingo’ for practising Irish.
Other Useful Activities:
- Cook dinner / Bake
- Draw / Colour / Paint / Knit / Sew
- Play Board Games / Card Games
- Puzzle books
- Create a wordsearch
- Make a Time Capsule
- Make jigsaw puzzles
- Keep a daily diary/journal
- Treasure Hunt
- Scavenger Hunt
- Help with Housework
Great information for parents is also available on ‘Tips and Tricks for Home Learning’.