Easter Exercises 5th and 6th class

Hello Everyone,

I hope this message finds you well and that you all enjoyed last weeks activities. For most things this week all you will need is a pencil,  a copy book or a piece of paper.

Did you enjoy listening to the next few Chapters of ‘Holes’?.  I miss the great conversations myself and Ms. Fahey had with you about the characters and crazy predictions. I suppose at this stage we would also have to forgive you for watching the movie, “I would have”. If you have though continue to listen to the story and try and spot the differences!

I’d like to wish everyone who has had a birthday while we are off a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Don’t worry I’m sure we’ll sing for you all when we get back to school!

For this years Easter Holidays I plan to complete a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle and try to convince the dogs that they want to go for ANOTHER walk! They run away from me now when they see me coming with their leads.

I have no doubt that you are doing everything you can to help at home. Remember to keep your things nice and tidy and clean up after you finish your activities.Enjoy the Holidays.

Missing you all,

Ms. S

Kite Experiment – Science

Sock Art – Art

Maths Challenges:

Zios and Zepts

 Maths Challenge 2

Easter Poem Exercise - Poetry

Holes Louise Sachar Chap 8-9 and Exercises - Listening Exercise

See you again - Music

Gaeilge Caisc Easter – Gaeilge

I have uploaded many additional activities for you to do on my Padlet if you find yourself looking for something to do:


Please note: For internet based activities please ensure your children are supervised while accessing the internet.


St. Gabriel’s Supports Flags for Frontline Heroes

Across the country children are coming to a new realisation that heroes come in many forms and that many of them in fact are in their own homes. In the face of the Global COVID-19 pandemic, these heroes are their parents, cousins, neighbours and friends who are spending long hours, day and night, fighting to ensure that this virus is controlled and lives are protected.

We are asking if all children who have a flag in their county or club colours, or whatever team they follow across any code, would hang that flag from their gate posts, windows, or wherever they would normally place a flag when supporting their county club or team ahead of an important match.

While sports events at the moment are currently postponed, such a show of solidarity from the children of the country towards those on the frontline will demonstrate our gratitude for their marvelous dedication to their critical work at this extraordinary time. Hanging out the flags will also provide colour to lift everybody at a time when people are psychologically feeling the effects of this terrible pandemic.

It is the hope that in the coming days, with your help, every road, street, lane, avenue, estate and apartment complex will be festooned with colour to honour our Heroes – our families, neighbours and friends in the Frontline services.

Homework 5th and 6th class 27/03/2020

Hi Everyone,

I’ve attached a number of activities below for you to try. Just click on the blue writing. I understand that things are very busy at home so just do the best you can. Be kind to one another.

“Smile, shine and take it one day at a time.”

Ms. S

 Take a look at our Bingo chart, there are a number of activities such as Geography projects, poems, board games, song singing, card making and friendship bracelets.

 * if you do choose to do a project you might find it helpful to look for the following:

1. Capital City, Map, Flag, Population

2. Geography (rivers, lakes, mountains)

3. Language(s)

4. Surrounding countries

5. Famous Landmarks

6. A famous person from this country

Additional Maths and English – The following are some revision activities which can be answered in your Homework Copy or on a page. The maths activities are multiple choice answers. These can be checked on a calculator when you are finished. The English revision is a Recount Comprehension.

Irish Me Fein Helpers – Using these helpful sentences and vocabulary. Write a paragraph about yourself and your family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5knLsLjlaE - DIY Friendship bracelet link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7t6Fv1j3Q0&list=PLg-J652UZsr1FBQ2FMZImRv_UWF1C2Rgi - Holes by Louis Sachar link.

https://padlet.com/sweetman_clairelouise/hw317wxgvq4a - This is a link with lots of different things you can use to help you along your way. The link to David Walliams audio books are here, PE Lessons with The body coach, and even some of our choir songs if you feel like performing for everyone!

Try these tongue twisters!

  1. Any noise annoys an oyster but a noisy noise annoys an oyster more.
  2. If a black bug bleeds black blood, what colour blood does a blue bug bleed?
  3. If two witches were watching two watches: which witch would watch which watch?



Buddy Reading

5th and 6th Class buddy reading with Junior Infants.