Here is the menu of options to choose from for homework on Mondays. You should make your choice on Monday and then work on this homework for submission the following Monday.
- Folklore: collect a story that your parent/ grandparent remembers from their childhood. Jot down any details they remember. Only after you have jotted down your parent's version, conduct your own research! Find the story in a book or on the internet and write it briefly IN YOUR OWN WORDS.
- Music: Figure out the notes for a song you like, on the tin whistle. Record the notes so that you can share them with the class.
- Art: create a piece of art in response to something we are learning about in school this week.
- Book review: Write a review of a book you have read in school, or at home by yourself.
Our P.E. lessons take place on Wednesdays.
Please ensure that you wear loose trousers and appropriate footwear on these days.
Tin Whistle Homework
New members of our class may like to visit the Tin Whistle page, where each of the notes and their place on the stave are explained.
SACAWAC (study-and-cover-and-write-and-check) is a very useful approach to learning spellings. The child first has an opportunity to study the unknown word. Then they cover the word and attempt to write it. After checking against the original, the child may need to attempt it again.
Having the opportunity to write spellings allows the child to use kinaesthetic memory to recall spellings - they develop a kind of 'muscle memory' for common letter strings.
You can read more about SACAWAC here.
Note: SACAWAC can be used for both Irish and English spellings.
Help with Irish Spelling Homework
This website; abair.ie, is designed to help figure out the correct pronounciation of Irish words.It may be useful if, by the time you get home from school, you have forgotten how to pronounce one of the words in your spelling list.
When you visit the site, click English in the top right corner. Select 'Connemara' (a dialect of Irish which sounds closest to the Irish I generally speak with the children), then type the word/ phrase into the box and click 'Synthesise'. The programme then reads the text aloud.
Go n-éirí libh! / Good luck!
Why Learn Tables?
How Parents Can Help Their Child Memorise Tables: