6th Class Blog
This morning we're looking at Pg. 149 of our Busy at Maths- finding the approximate area of a circle. It's important to remember this is not the formula to find the area of a circle it's an estimate. As always having your book open on the page to follow along will help. As it's the end of the week (what a beautiful weather to have an extra long weekend) I'll upload the solutions from this week this afternoon.
This morning we are looking at Pg.148 in our Busy at Maths, all about the circumference of a circle. Have your book out and open as you work through the videos. Try your best with Question 3 it's a really one to get you thinking!
Today we're looking at Pg. 130 of our Busy at Maths. We are still dealing with ares and hectares so take your time converting them at the end of each question. Videos below to help explain, have your book out and open as we work through them. For the second part of Question 2 try to create an equation to help you solve the missing part. For the final question look back over the steps from Pg. 126, finding the area of trickier shapes, to help you. As always try your best!
Mrs Kirby and Ciara have kindly organised your sixth class hoodies and will be in touch about sizes and prices. Once again this is not how any of us saw your final term in Kilkerley and I'm so disappointed for you all. In coming months, when it's safe for everyone to do so, you will have your graduation ceremony and a send off you deserve. With this in mind remember to hold on to your school shirt so that all your class mates can sign it on the day.
Today we're looking at Pg. 129 of our Busy at Maths all about ares and hectares. When changing the units of measurement remember the following:
metres squared to cm squared multiply by 10,000
cm squared to metres squared divide by 10,000
metres squared to ares divide by 100
ares to metres squared multiply by 100
hectares to metres squared multiply by 10,000
ares to hectares divide by 100
hectares to ares multiply by 100
There are videos below to help explain further. It's not as confusing as it sounds I swear!
Last week of May, it’s hard to believe! Thanks again to everyone who has sent on work either through photographs, PDFs, sharing work on Google Docs and slides, playing Kahoots or completing Imagine Forest assignments. Not only is it fantastic to see how you’re getting on with the activities but it also means I can give you some positive feedback on a job well done. Even if it’s only a few of your favourite pieces of work from the week try, if you can, to send something on, that way I know you’re understanding everything ok and I can send you a message back with comments about your work. Of course you can also email me on firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have on the activities and I’ll try to help out as best I can.
As always the activities below are suggestions but try your best to do what you can, this is a really great opportunity to get into the habit of independent learning for secondary school and beyond!
Have a great week,
Perhaps take the episodes 4-6 this week. Listening to the audio book is also a really great example of how to read with expression.
Art: I loved seeing all of your art work last week, well done! This week some activity suggestions
Other suggested activities:
I understand some of the English activities above are a little challenging. Below are some alternative activities based on WWI that you could choose instead. Remember we all work at our own pace, all I ask is that you try your best!
Below are some photos of work from last week. Well done! I'll upload a selection of your report writing and free writing this week, it's been really fantastic, keep up the super work!
In the post this week you will receive Educational Passport forms. There is one for you to fill in and one for your parents to fill in too. The forms are a way of sharing information about yourself with your new school such as your interests and things you are good at. Remember there are no right or wrong answers on this form, it's simply to let your new teachers know some information about you to help you settle in better come September. You'll be asked to return them to the school at some stage during June and we then forward them on to your secondary school.
Well done for all the hard work in maths this week, I know it was quite a challenge at times. We will be continuing area next week. Below are the solutions for Pgs 125-128.
Well done on the School Hub yesterday you all looked fantastic- it's hard to believe that was three years ago!! I'm sure you're all as proud as I am, it was a real honour to be chosen by Fís out of all the movies they have received down through the years.
To celebrate your success the Kahoot this week is on all things Fís related. As always you have until 3pm next Thursday to complete it.
Game PIN: 08892347
Well done to all the participants in last weeks Kahoot- we have a new champion!
Congratulations Eve! Will she hold on to her title for two weeks in a row? Will Tadhg stage a come back? Will we have a brand new champ next week? Click on the link to be in with a chance!
Remember it's just for fun!
Today we're looking at Pg. 128 of our Busy at Maths- it's about using scale. Remember scale means drawing something either smaller or larger than it is in real life but with the proportions the same - think of the plan for the playground or using a map. You'll need your ruler as well as your maths book. The first video revises what scale is and the second briefly explains the activity for today- you'll be delighted to hear it's much less challenging than the work earlier in the week! I'll upload answers for this week this afternoon.
Keep up the great work,