Sixth Class 25th-29th May
Sixth Class Work 18th-22nd May
After Easter Home Learning Pack
I hope this finds you and your family well at this extraordinary time. I am writing to you with
regard to the third term of our school year.
While schools are currently to remain closed up until 19th April it seems very unlikely that
schools will be allowed to re-open on Monday 20th April. We are preparing therefore for the
very likely continuation of school closures into the third term of the year.
Based on the feedback we received from parents, through the parental survey, we are
offering a more structured approach to learning after Easter. In short, each class teacher will
be providing a suggested timetable of work, Monday to Friday, which we will be encouraging
all children to engage with. Initially the focus after Easter will be on revision however if the
school closure continues it will become necessary to move onto new learning content.
Engage as much as you can. Not every family will be in a position to participate in all
activities or perhaps have the technology required. As a staff, we understand this and value
every family’s decision equally. There is no obligation on families to complete the activities
and work we will suggest however we do believe that they will be beneficial to your child for
when school re-opens. Everyone's main focus however should be on keeping safe and
healthy during this time.
The connection between home and school is very important to us and we hope that our new
approach will strengthen that connection and be of support to children and parents.
This pack aims to let you know how I will be interacting with you and your child(ren) in the
third term until school re-opens and to give you a chance to get set up before the 20th April.
Things you need to know:
I will be using the following platforms to upload lessons:
2. 6th Class Tab of the School
3. Aladdin Homework
I will upload my lessons each week on: Sunday Night
Here are the teachers that are available to support your child: Mr Maher and Ms Parkinson
E-Mail Account if experiencing difficulties:
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Suggested Timetable for your child(ren)’s day
1. Breakfast & Exercise:
Before any home learning gets done, it's a good idea to eat your breakfast and get in some
movement or exercise.
Go for a quick walk, do some stretches or any exercise you enjoy.
Every morning at 9am, Joe Wicks, the Body Coach is doing a live workout for kids on his YouTube Channel
2. Morning Check-In:Each morning, I will invite the class to let me know how they are feeling using their SeeSaw Journal.
3. Core Subjects:
These are English, Gaeilge and Maths. It’s a good idea to start with these each day.
In general, don’t spend more than 30-45 minutes on each subject. Please contact me if it is
taking longer than this to complete these activities.
4. Break Time:
It's important to take a break. Make sure to have a snack and to try and get outside for some fresh air.
5. School On TV:
Every day at 11am, RTE2 is showing School on TV.
6. Project/Research Work:
I’ll be asking the children to complete different projects/tasks in the coming weeks.
7. Lunch Time:
It's important to eat their lunch. They should try and get outside if they can too.
8. Physical Education:
It is important that everyone gets 30-60 mins of active time every day. I will have suggested
ideas on SeeSaw and on the 6th class tab of our school website.
9. Free Time:
School work should be completed by now. Children, of course, can continue with projects or
research and have some downtime. Please encourage your child to read as often as possible.
Ideally, they should read daily but do encourage them as much as possible and do what
works best in your home. The content doesn't really matter as long as they are reading at
their own level.
10. Evening Check-In:
Each day, I will pose a simple activity for the class on SeeSaw. This will also give the class a
chance to send me a message if they are having any difficulties or worries.
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I would love to see photographs of the children’s work and projects. I will offer praise and
encouraging feedback for all efforts. I will be asking families for help in some assessments
by asking you to check if your child(ren)’s answers are correct, and that appropriate levels of
effort are shown for the work being completed at home. I will provide feedback where
If children would like, they can type all of their answers and submit work directly to me via a
This can be uploaded to SeeSaw or emailed to me directly.
Accessing SeeSaw and Other Resources
Some of the work will require access to a tablet or laptop.
Ms Parkinson will only be able to post differentiated work via SeeSaw. This work will be
posted directly and privately to the relevant pupils.
SeeSaw - Pupil Access:
The SeeSaw Class app is for the children.
They can access our Class by following these steps:
1. Open the Seesaw Class app on iOS or Android.
2. Choose ‘I am a Student’.
3. Type in the Class Code - AGIM OJZJ
(Please note, this code will reset on 12th April. If you need a new code thereafter,
please contact me by email.)
SeeSaw - Family Access:
Family access is a way of allowing parents to see what work their child is doing. Parents will
only be able to view/comment on their own child’s work.
Using a computer/laptop, please follow these instructions:
1. In a web browser, go to: https://app.seesaw.me/s/323-367-175
2. Choose your child from the list
3. Create your account
4. Once you’re approved, you’ll get access to Seesaw
Alternatively, I can invite you directly by using your phone number or email.
Please send me an email or ask your child to get in touch through SeeSaw.
All school books are available on the publishers’ websites but where possible I will include a
link or upload a photo of the page in question.
I have set-up a class Account with CJ Fallon. This should be the only Website needed for
the first two weeks.
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