mrkeegan6thclass2020@gmail.com
Welcome to Mr Keegan's 6th Class
I hope everyone is enjoying March and the lovely weather we are having this weekend.
We will finish Area in Maths this week and continue will complete our Geography chapter on the physical features of Europe, Africa and Australia.
This week is the final week for the World War 1 project which is due on the 12th of March. I have received many really good entries so far. See below for more details on it. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me by email.
Remember to keep active and make sure to get some exercise each day. Another thing to keep in mind is to help out in whatever way you can. Your parents would really be glad of your support.
Mr Keegan.
We will finish Area in Maths this week and continue will complete our Geography chapter on the physical features of Europe, Africa and Australia.
This week is the final week for the World War 1 project which is due on the 12th of March. I have received many really good entries so far. See below for more details on it. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me by email.
Remember to keep active and make sure to get some exercise each day. Another thing to keep in mind is to help out in whatever way you can. Your parents would really be glad of your support.
Mr Keegan.
Friday 12th March 2021
Maths: Area Q B pg 115
For today's exercise we focus on surface area. This is the total are on the outside of the shape
The 2 formulae we need are:
Surface area of a Cube  (Length X Length) X 6
Surface area of a Cuboid 
(Length X Height X 2) + (Lenght X Depth X 2) + (Height X Depth X 2)
I have included a couple of videos explaining how to find the surface area of a cuboid.
The 2 formulae we need are:
Surface area of a Cube  (Length X Length) X 6
Surface area of a Cuboid 
(Length X Height X 2) + (Lenght X Depth X 2) + (Height X Depth X 2)
I have included a couple of videos explaining how to find the surface area of a cuboid.


Thursday 11th March 2021
Maths: Area P115 Q A
Q A above looks at a few practical uses of area.
To answer Q 2, we need to multiply €19.99 by tea rea of the sitting room  27m2
In Q 3, we need to find the perimeter of each room. For example the dining room has a perimeter of 16m (4m + 3m + 4m + 5m)
To answer Q 2, we need to multiply €19.99 by tea rea of the sitting room  27m2
In Q 3, we need to find the perimeter of each room. For example the dining room has a perimeter of 16m (4m + 3m + 4m + 5m)
Mindfulness
Below is a 5 minute meditation class. Try this to help prepare yourself for the challenges of the day.
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Maths: Area Pg 114 Q C
The questions we are looking at today test your estimation skills.
One important thing to remember  Hectares > Ares > metres sq.
Looking at Q C 1c above, we know that Ireland is the largest and Louth is the smallest from this list. Therefore we can guesstimate that:
Ireland = 6.9 million hectares
Leinster = 1.9 million Hectares
Kildare = 169,425 Hectares
Louth = 82,334 Hectares
Q C 2 asks us to choose either mm2, cm2, m2 , Ares or Hectares as the best unit of measure for the list.
For example a sports hall is best measured in m2 and a shopping centre is measure in Ares.
One important thing to remember  Hectares > Ares > metres sq.
Looking at Q C 1c above, we know that Ireland is the largest and Louth is the smallest from this list. Therefore we can guesstimate that:
Ireland = 6.9 million hectares
Leinster = 1.9 million Hectares
Kildare = 169,425 Hectares
Louth = 82,334 Hectares
Q C 2 asks us to choose either mm2, cm2, m2 , Ares or Hectares as the best unit of measure for the list.
For example a sports hall is best measured in m2 and a shopping centre is measure in Ares.
P.E: Workout Wednesday!
Have a look at this 10 minute (ish) workout routine a go to get your heart racing and clear away any cobwebs that may have developed over the past few days.
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Maths: Area Pg 114 Q B
Yesterday we looked at converting from m2 to cm2 and back again. We continue converting today, this time converting from m2 to ares and back again.
An Are(Air) is a unit of area equal to 100 square metres.
Let us look at some examples from Q B above. Remember 100m2 = 1 are.
Q B 1 d) 123 m2 = 1.23 ares (Divide by 100)
Q B 2d) 4.5 ares = 450 m2 (Multiply by 100)
An Are(Air) is a unit of area equal to 100 square metres.
Let us look at some examples from Q B above. Remember 100m2 = 1 are.
Q B 1 d) 123 m2 = 1.23 ares (Divide by 100)
Q B 2d) 4.5 ares = 450 m2 (Multiply by 100)
History: Famous Birthdays  Yuri Gargarin
The 9th of March is the birthday of the first human in space  Yuri Gargarin. Have a look at the video and article below to find our more about him.
Monday 8th March 2021
Maths: Area Q A pg 114
In this section, we look at converting from cm2 to m2 and back again. Have a look at the video above which shows you some examples.
Remember:
When converting from cm2 to m2, we divide by 10,000 eg 1800cm2 = 0.18m2
When converting from m2 to m2 we multiply by 10,000 eg 0.1340m2 = 1340cm2
Remember:
When converting from cm2 to m2, we divide by 10,000 eg 1800cm2 = 0.18m2
When converting from m2 to m2 we multiply by 10,000 eg 0.1340m2 = 1340cm2
English: Freda Kahlo
This week we study the Mexican artist, Freda Kahlo who was known for her surreal and very personal works. I have included a video about her life and some of her most famous paintings.


Friday 5th March 2021
Maths: Area Pg 113 Q B
We finish off our Maths this week by looking at the circle and estimating their area. Have a look at the video below to refresh your memory on how to do this type of question.
Nature Walk/Birdwatching
As we have reached the weekend, it is a great opportunity to get out and about. I have included two birdwatching resources below to help you spot some of the winged wildlife that is all around you. Good luck.
Thursday 4th March 2021
Maths: Area Pg 113 Q A
Our task today is to find the area of irregular shapes like the ones we see in Q A above. Let's look at the first question as an example.
We need to first split the shape up in to 2 sections  Shape A and Shape B
Step 1) Find the area of shape A where L = 8cm and W = 2cm
Area = 8 X 2 = 16cm2
Step 2) Find the area of shape B where L = 4cm and W = 2cm
Area = 4 X 2 = 8cm2
Step 3) Combine the two answers to find the total area.
16cm2 + 8cm2 = 24cm2
We need to first split the shape up in to 2 sections  Shape A and Shape B
Step 1) Find the area of shape A where L = 8cm and W = 2cm
Area = 8 X 2 = 16cm2
Step 2) Find the area of shape B where L = 4cm and W = 2cm
Area = 4 X 2 = 8cm2
Step 3) Combine the two answers to find the total area.
16cm2 + 8cm2 = 24cm2
Geography: Europe.
We end Unit 8 by looking at our own continent  Europe. I have included a map of the continent below and 2 videos below talking about its geography.


Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Maths: Area Pg 112 Q D
Our practice with Area and Perimeter continues today.
Remember we use the two formulae on the right. Looking at Q 3a as an example Step 1) Find the perimeter if L = 40cm and W = 20cm Perimeter = 2 X (40cm + 20cm) = 2 X 60cm = 120cm Perimeter = 120cm Step Find the area if L = 40cm and W = 20cm Area = 40cm X 20cm = 800cm2 The Area = 800cm2 
P.E: Workout Wednesday
Give this 20 minute workout routine a go to get your heart racing and clear away any cobwebs that may have developed over the past few days.
Tuesday 2nd March 2020.
Maths: Area pg 112 Q C
We answer these questions in a similar way to yesterday. We again need to formulae for Perimeter and Area that we se on the right.
Looking at Q C 1a as an example. L= 8cm W = 4cm Step 1) Find the Perimeter using the formula P = 2 X (L + W) P = 2 X (8cm + 4cm) P = 2 X 12cm = 24cm Our answer to this part is 24cm. Step 2) Find the Area using the formula A = L X W A = 8cm X 4cm = 32cm2 Our answer is 32cm2 
Geography: Australia.
Continuing our Unit 8 journey, we look at a different continent  Australia. I have included a map of the continent below and 2 videos below talking about its geography and wildlife.


Monday 1st March 2021
Maths:Area
Use the formulae on the left hand side to answer Q B today
To answer the questions today, we need to use the formual for perimeter  2 X (Length + Width). In the first question, using the formula we get  2 X (1cm + 6cm) = 2 X 6cm = 12cm. Our answer is 12 cm. Make sure to have cm in each of your answers. 
Geography: Africa
We will finish our section on the geography of Africa. We will look at the river Nile and and the enormous Sahara. We also look at the Democratic .I have included a few short documentaries of these below.




Friday 25th February 2021
Geography: The Physical Geography of Africa
We continue our look into the vast continent that is Africa. We will look at Tanzania and the Serengeti which is found in the south west of the continent. We also look at the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the south east. I have included a short documentary of both below.


Thursday 25th February 2021
Geography: The Physical Geography of Africa
We start Unit 8 by looking at the massive continent of Africa. It is has a wide variety of climates and animals. I have included a map of the continent below and 2 videos below talking about its geography.


TimeOut Thursday
Below is a 5 minute meditation class. Give this a go to help prepare yourself for the challenges of the day.
Wednesday 24th February 2021
Planet Maths: Percentages 2 pg 110
To answer these question we use some of the knowledge we have learned over the past few weeks.
Let's look at at a couple of examples where we find which is greater. 9 out of 20 or 12 out of 25 Step 1) Express both parts of the question as a fraction  9 out of 20 = 9/20 12 out of 25 = 12/24 Step 2) Convert both fractions to percentages  9/20 = 45% (Remember that 1/20 =5%) 12/25 = 48% (Remember that 1/25 = 4%) Our answer is 12 out of 25. 
P.E: WorkOut Wednesdays
After all the rain today, here are a few football drills you can practice yourselves indoors. Be careful to choose a room that is free of valuables/priceless crystal/delicate furniture! Good Luck!
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Planet Maths: Percentages 2 pg 110
Starlight Unit 9b: The Audition
In our account of Susan Boyle's journey through the Britain's Got Talent auditions, we see that it takes place at the Clyde Auditorium. Have a look at the article below to find out more about it. I have also included some photos.
Monday 22nd February 2021
Planet Maths: Percentages 2 pg 110
To answer the questions for today we need to convert the percentages to fractions.
Let us look at Q A 1a) 10% of it is 45. Remember for these questions our answers will be bigger than the question. Step 1) Convert 10%  10% = 1/10 Step 2) Multiply by the denominator  45 X 10 = 450 Our answer is 450. 
Looking at a different example:
Q A 1f) 16 2/3% of it is 48 Step 1) Convert 16 2/3%  16 2/3% = 1/6 Step 2) Multiply by the denominator  48 X 6 = 288 Our answer is 288 
Starlight Unit 9b: The Audition
For the past couple of weeks, we have been looking at the Britain's got talent auditions at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow. We learned all about Ellie McCarthy's trip last week and this week will follow the story of the most famous person to audition that day  Susan Boyle.
Have look below to see her audition in full and her performance in the final that year.
Have look below to see her audition in full and her performance in the final that year.


Wednesday 17th February 2021
Maths: Percentages 2
The method to answer the above questions is the same as it has been up to now. We use either the fraction or decimal method.
We use our judgement to decide which one to choose. I will look at 2 of the above questions below.
We use our judgement to decide which one to choose. I will look at 2 of the above questions below.
Find 11% of 23,159
Step 1) Convert 11% to a decimal  11% = 0.11 Step 2) Multiply by 0.11  23,159 X 0.11 2,547.49 Our answer is 2,547.49 
Find 14 2/7 of 413,224.
Step 1) Convert 14 2/7% to a fraction 14 2/7% = 1/7 Step 2) Divide 413,224 by 7  413,224 ÷ 7 = 59,032 Our answer is 59,032 
P.E: WorkOut Wednesdays
Give this 10 minute workout routine a go to get your heart racing and clear away any cobwebs that may have developed over the past few days.
Tuesday 16th February 2021
Maths: Percentages 2
For the questions today, we need to judge the method we use based on the percentage in front of us.
For example 20% is answered easiest using the fractions whereas 4% is best answered using decimals.
For example 20% is answered easiest using the fractions whereas 4% is best answered using decimals.
Gráinne.
Find 20% of 72450. Step 1) Convert to a fraction  20% =1/5 Step 2) Divide  72450 ÷ 5 = 14490 Gráinne received 14490 votes. 
Zach
Find 4% of 72450 Step 1) Convert to a decimal  4% = 0.04 Step 2) Multiply  72450 X 0.04 2898.00 Zach received 2898 votes 
Pancake Tuesday


Monday 15th February 2021
Maths: Percentages 2
Today, the questions want us to find a percentage of a number, meaning that our answer will be smaller that the question.
Again there are 2 methods to answer these questions. I will look at question C below.
Again there are 2 methods to answer these questions. I will look at question C below.
Method 1
Find 99% of 7286 Step 1) Convert to a fraction  Find 99/100 of 725 Step 2) Divide by 100  72.86 ÷ 100 = 72.86 Step 3) Multiply by 9  72.86 X 99 = 65.25 Step 4) Subtract 725  65.25 = 7213.14 Our answer is 7213.14 
Method 2
Find 99% of 7286 Step 1) Convert to a decimal  Find 0.99 of 7286 Step 2) Multiply 7286 by 0.99. 7286 X0.99 7213.14 Our answer is 7213.14 
History: World War 1 Project
For the past few weeks we have been looking at a crucial point in World history. The 5 years from 1914 to 1919 marked a sea change for people around the world and the effects of this era are still being felt today.
The details of the project are:
Task: Create a project on World War One between 1914 and 1919.
Topic: Open (but I would prefer a project focused on or two topics rather than a very broad one that tries to cover everything. Check Small World: History pg 48  53 for topic ideas).
Medium: Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides*
Length: Minimum 7 pages and Maximum of 10 pages
Deadline: 12th of March 2020
Prizes: Top 4 submissions will receive a € prize
How to submit: mrkeegan6thclass2020@gmail.com
*If you don't have access to these programs, submissions can be made by taking pictures of the project in written form.
The details of the project are:
Task: Create a project on World War One between 1914 and 1919.
Topic: Open (but I would prefer a project focused on or two topics rather than a very broad one that tries to cover everything. Check Small World: History pg 48  53 for topic ideas).
Medium: Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides*
Length: Minimum 7 pages and Maximum of 10 pages
Deadline: 12th of March 2020
Prizes: Top 4 submissions will receive a € prize
How to submit: mrkeegan6thclass2020@gmail.com
*If you don't have access to these programs, submissions can be made by taking pictures of the project in written form.


Friday 12th February 2021
Maths: Percentages 2
For the questions you see above, we need to begin by answering them in a similar way to yesterday. However instead of adding as our final step, we subtract from the original amount. This means our answer will be smaller than the question.
Below we look at question 3d. We will look at two methods to answer it.
Below we look at question 3d. We will look at two methods to answer it.
Method 1
Find 9% of 725 Step 1) Convert to a fraction  Find 9/100 of 725 Step 2) Divide by 100  725 ÷ 100 = 7.25 Step 3) Multiply by 9  7.25 X 9 = 65.25 Step 4) Subtract 725  65.25 = 659.75 Our answer is 659.75 
Method 2
Find 9% of 725 Step 1) Convert to a decimal  Find 0.09 of 725 Step 2) Multiply 725 by 0.09. 725 X0.09 65.25 Step 3) Subtract 725  65.25 = 659.75 Our answer is 659.75 
History: World War 1 Project
For the past few weeks we have been looking at a crucial point in World history. The 5 years from 1914 to 1919 marked a sea change for people around the world and the effects of this era are still being felt today.
The details of the project are:
Task: Create a project on World War One between 1914 and 1919.
Topic: Open (but I would prefer a project focused on or two topics rather than a very broad one that tries to cover everything. Check Small World: History pg 48  53 for topic ideas).
Medium: Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides*
Length: Minimum 7 pages and Maximum of 10 pages
Deadline: 12th of March 2020
Prizes: Top 4 submissions will receive a € prize
How to submit: mrkeegan6thclass2020@gmail.com
*If you don't have access to these programs, submissions can be made by taking pictures of the project in written form.
The details of the project are:
Task: Create a project on World War One between 1914 and 1919.
Topic: Open (but I would prefer a project focused on or two topics rather than a very broad one that tries to cover everything. Check Small World: History pg 48  53 for topic ideas).
Medium: Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides*
Length: Minimum 7 pages and Maximum of 10 pages
Deadline: 12th of March 2020
Prizes: Top 4 submissions will receive a € prize
How to submit: mrkeegan6thclass2020@gmail.com
*If you don't have access to these programs, submissions can be made by taking pictures of the project in written form.
Thursday 11th February 2021.
Maths: Percentages 2
The questions above tackle increasing a number by a certain percentage. Again these are similar to questions we answered in chapter 15 a few weeks ago.
We tackle these the same way we did in yesterday's question. We can use either of the same 2 methods as well.
Our example today will be Q C 1f  Increase 945 by 99%
We tackle these the same way we did in yesterday's question. We can use either of the same 2 methods as well.
Our example today will be Q C 1f  Increase 945 by 99%
Method 1
Find 99% of 945. Step 1) Convert to a fraction  Find 99/100 of 945 Step 2) Divide by 100  945 ÷ 100 = 9.45 Step 3) Multiply by 99  9.45 X 99 = 935.55 Step 4) Add 945 + 935.55 = 1880.55 Our answer is 1880.55 
Method 2
Find 99% of 945. Step 1) Convert to a decimal  Find 0.99 of 128 Step 2) Multiply 945 by 0.99. 945 X0.99 935.55 Step 3) Add 945 + 935.55 = 1880.55 Our answer is 8.96. 
History: World War 1.
As we come to the end of the Small World chapter on World War One, we look at some videos about the end of the war. The first looks at the armistice (truce) that took place at 11pm on the 11/11/1918. .
The second two videos talk about the peace conference that took place outside Paris in the summer of 1919. It happened while there was still fighting going on in some areas of Europe, including in Ireland.
The second two videos talk about the peace conference that took place outside Paris in the summer of 1919. It happened while there was still fighting going on in some areas of Europe, including in Ireland.



Wednesday 10th February 2021
Maths: Percentages.
The questions today are quite similar to the ones we looked at in the previous chapter. There are 2 ways to answer these. We will look at the 2 methods of answering the final question above  Find 7% of 128. 7
It is possible to use either method.
It is possible to use either method.
Method 1
Find 7% of 128. Step 1) Convert to a fraction  Find 7/100 of 128. Step 2) Divide by 100  128 ÷ 100 = 1.28 Step 3) Multiply by 7  1.28 X 7 = 8.96 Our answer is 8.96. 
Method 2
Find 7% of 128 Step 1) Convert to a decimal  Find 0.07 of 128 Step 2) Multiply 128 by 0.07. 128 X0.07 8.96 Our answer is 8.96. 
P.E: WorkOut Wednesdays
Give this 10 minute workout routine a go to get your heart racing and clear away any cobwebs that may have developed over the past few days.
Tuesday 9th February2021
Maths: Percentages 2
Our work comes from question D above. This exercise is the reverse of yesterday.
To answer these question we multiply the decimal by 100 to find the percentage.
For example:
Q 1 e) 0.20 X 100 = 20%
Q 2 e) 1.00 X 100 = 100%
Q 3 e) 3.00 X 100 = 300%
To answer these question we multiply the decimal by 100 to find the percentage.
For example:
Q 1 e) 0.20 X 100 = 20%
Q 2 e) 1.00 X 100 = 100%
Q 3 e) 3.00 X 100 = 300%
History:World War 1.
Have a look at the two websites below. Both give us an excellent idea of many topics connected to WW1. The first one, BBC bitesize has lots of smaller articles that answer many of the questions your have had about the war.
The second website talks about the war from Ireland's point of view and is curated by the National Library of Ireland.
The second website talks about the war from Ireland's point of view and is curated by the National Library of Ireland.
Monday 8th February 2021
Maths: Percentages 2
We return to percentages today after a break for a couple of weeks. This chapter contains many types of questions that we have already practiced so if there were any that you found difficult, you can perfect them over the next couple of weeks.
Our work today is from question C below. Here we need to convert these percentages to decimals. We do this my dividing by 100.
For example, 84.0% divided by 100 = 0.84.
2.00% divided by 100 = 0.02
18.0% divided by 100 = 0.18.
* Adding .00 on to the percentage can make it easier to answer to divide by 100  23% becomes 23.00%
Our work today is from question C below. Here we need to convert these percentages to decimals. We do this my dividing by 100.
For example, 84.0% divided by 100 = 0.84.
2.00% divided by 100 = 0.02
18.0% divided by 100 = 0.18.
* Adding .00 on to the percentage can make it easier to answer to divide by 100  23% becomes 23.00%
History:World War 1.
Have a look at this video in which John Green teaches you about World War I and how it got started
Friday 5th February 2021
Maths:Time
Have a look at the three examples below. These are taken from the top half of the table.
Barry  Find his Speed.
To find speed we divide distance by time In this question speed = 16 ÷ 2 = 8Km/h Our answer is 8Km/h. 
Evan  Find the distance he travelled
To find distance we multiply speed by time. In this question Distance = 4hr X 30Kph = 120Km Our answer is 120Km 
Fionn  find the time it took him.
To find time we divide distance by speed. In this question time = 360Km ÷60Km/h = 6 hours Our answer is 6 hours. 
Virtual tours
Why not check our some of these excellent virtual tours of various sites around Ireland
Thursday 4th February 2021
Maths: Time
We progress today from looking only at European time zones to looking at the time zones across the whole world.
For the questions today, we can use the table below or the map above to help us. If it is 15:00 in Ireland and we know that Johannesburg is 1 hour ahead, that means that the time there is 16:00. Similarly, Chicago is 6 hours behind Ireland, meaning the time there is 10:00.
If it is 18:00 in Auckland and we know that Sydney is 2 hours behind, this means that it is now 16:00 in Sydney.
If the time is 23:00 in Bangkok, and Athens is 4 hours behind, this means that the time is 19:00.
If it is 18:00 in Auckland and we know that Sydney is 2 hours behind, this means that it is now 16:00 in Sydney.
If the time is 23:00 in Bangkok, and Athens is 4 hours behind, this means that the time is 19:00.
P.E: Joe Wicks
For something a little bit different why not check out yesterday's video from Joe.
Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Maths: Time
We change focus to something a little bit different today  Time zones. Have a look a the links and videos below to get an better understanding of what time zones are and how they are used.


Science: Light
Have a look at these 4 short videos that cover some of the topics covered in this weeks science.




Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Maths:Time
Today's maths are similar to yesterdays but are a little more difficult. The trick here is make sure you convert to Kilometres and hours
For example if it says 500m, we need to convert this to 1/2Km or if it says 5 mins this has to be converted to 1/12 hr
For example if it says 500m, we need to convert this to 1/2Km or if it says 5 mins this has to be converted to 1/12 hr
Calculate the speed in Km/h in the following questions:
Question 1: 200m in a minute. Step 1: Convert 200m in a minute to 1/5Km in 1/60hr Step 2: Find the Speed = 1/5Km ÷ 1/60hr = 1/5Km X 60/1hr = 60/5 = 12Km/h Our answer is 12 Km/h 
Calculate the speed in Km/h in the following questions:
Question 5: 25Km in 5 minutes. Step 1: Convert 25Km in 5 minutes to 25Km in 1/12hr Step 2: Find the Speed = 25Km ÷ 1/12hr = 25Km X 12/1hr = 300Km/h Our answer is 300Km/h 
Science: Light
Have a look at the links and videos to look a little deeper into the topic of light.


Monday 1st February
Maths: Time
Our task today is to find the average speed in each of 9 questions above.
Remember that Speed = Distance ÷ Time. Lets look at some examples: Question 2a) Speed = 30Km ÷ 1/4 = 30/1 ÷1/4 This becomes 30/1 X 4/1 = 120/1 Our answer is 120 Km/h 
Question 2g) ** Remember to convert 1 minute to 1/60 hr** Speed = 3 ÷ 1/60 = 3/1 ÷ 1/60 This becomes 3/1 X 60/1 = 180/1 Our answer is 180Km/h Make sure to answer in Km/h. 
Science: Mirrors and Light
Below is a video that talks through the science behind mirrors and light
Try it out during the week and email some of your creations.
You will need: Shiny, flat objects (mirrors, CDs, DVDs or saucepan lids), source of light (mobile phone or torch), Sticky tack or plasticine
Try it out during the week and email some of your creations.
You will need: Shiny, flat objects (mirrors, CDs, DVDs or saucepan lids), source of light (mobile phone or torch), Sticky tack or plasticine
Friday 29th January 2021
Maths: Time
Today we look at another use of time and distance.
Question 1a) To find the distance between Waterford and Athlone, we find Waterford on the bottom left corner. Next we move horizontally until we are directly under Athlone. The number here is 174Km giving us the distance. Question 2a) Find 193Km in the table  below Galway then move horizontally to the left to find what town is 193Km from Galway. Here Galway is 193Km from Killarney. Question 3) Find the smallest distance on the list. Question 4) Find the largest distance horizontally from Roscommon Question 5) Here we need to add both distances. Question 6) Find the distance number between Galway and Dublin and multiply by 5. 
P.E
Why not give Joe Wicks' video from Wednesday a go. It is a great way to clear your head an get ready for the weekend ahead!
Thursday 28th January 2021
Maths: Time
Our questions today will again the formula triangle below.
The only formula we will need today is Time = Distance ÷ Speed
Make sure your answers are in Hours
Let's look at 2 examples:
Question 1a:
Time = 120Km ÷ 120Km/h = 1 hour.
Our answer is 1 hour.
Question 2d:
Time = 40Km ÷ 120Km/h = 40/120 = 4/12 = 1/3 = 1/3hr
Our answer is 1/3 of an hour or 20 mins.
Make sure your answers are in Hours
The only formula we will need today is Time = Distance ÷ Speed
Make sure your answers are in Hours
Let's look at 2 examples:
Question 1a:
Time = 120Km ÷ 120Km/h = 1 hour.
Our answer is 1 hour.
Question 2d:
Time = 40Km ÷ 120Km/h = 40/120 = 4/12 = 1/3 = 1/3hr
Our answer is 1/3 of an hour or 20 mins.
Make sure your answers are in Hours
Virtual Tours
Why not check our some of these excellent virtual tours of various sites around Ireland
Dublin Zoo  kids can watch live webcams of the animals and look them up in their Animal Encyclopedia: https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/ouranimals/
Children's Section of Áras an Uachtaráin  see inside the Áras, learn about the President (Who is He, What Does He Do, Where Does He Live) and then take the quiz and test your knowledge: https://president.ie/en/childrenssection
Dublinia  a fully interactive tour where you can learn all about the Viking and Medieval history of Dublin: https://dublinia.ie/onlinelearning/
Children's Section of Áras an Uachtaráin  see inside the Áras, learn about the President (Who is He, What Does He Do, Where Does He Live) and then take the quiz and test your knowledge: https://president.ie/en/childrenssection
Dublinia  a fully interactive tour where you can learn all about the Viking and Medieval history of Dublin: https://dublinia.ie/onlinelearning/
Wednesday 27th January 2021
Maths: Time
Our questions today use the formula triangle on the right.
The only formula we will need today is Distance =Speed X Time. It is really important to make sure your time is in hours eg 15 mins = 15/60 hr = 1/4 hr or 20 mins = 20/60 = 1/3 hr. Looking at 2 examples: 1a) Convert 30 mins to hours  30 mins = 1/2hr Multiply  180 X 1/2 = 180/2 = 90Km 2d) Convert 5 mins to hours  5 mins = 1/12 hr Multiply  180 X 1/12 = 180/12 = 15Km Make sure your answers are in Kilometers. 
Tuesday 26th January 2021
Maths: Time
Today we continue to practice with the formulae we see on the left. Like yesterday, we will go through 2 examples below.
The first question is to find out how far will I travel if I spend 1 hour at 100km/h. As we want to find distance we use the formula Distance = Speed X Time. Distance = 100Km/h X 1hr = 100km. The 3rd question wants us to find the time it takes to travel 300Km at 100km/h. This means we use the formula  Time = Distance ÷ Speed. Therefore Time = 300Km ÷ 100Km/h = 3 hours. 
Mindfulness
Below is a 5 minute meditation class. Try this to help prepare yourself for the challenges of the day.
Maths: Time
Today we begin to look at time. In previous years, we have looked at treading the time and converting between the 24 hour and the 12 hour clocks as well as changing between digital and analog time.
This year however, we are going to focus on word problems involving time, speed and distance in addition to looking at time zones. . Question B above has 3 parts. The first 2 parts should be pretty straight forward so we will focus on question B 3 The question is asking about distance. Using the formulae to the right, we see that we find distance by multiplying speed by time. To figure out question B 3 a we multiply 60 kp/h by 2 hrs to get 120Km A second example is question G: 60km/h X 1/2 = 60Km/h/2 = 30Km Finally to look at the last question. there are 2 ways to answer this question  using fractions or decimals. Using decimals is the easier way so we convert 4 1/2 hrs to a decimal  4.5 hrs. We then multiply 4.5hrs b60km/h to get 270Km Make sure to give your answers in KM 
English: The Listeners by Walter de la Mare
Science/Stem: Constructing Straw Planes
Below is a video that talks through the science behind paper towers and how to make different shapes of tower.
Try it out during the week and email some of your creations.
You will need: Paper straws, card, sticky tape, scissors, different kinds of paper or card, ruler or tape measure
Try it out during the week and email some of your creations.
You will need: Paper straws, card, sticky tape, scissors, different kinds of paper or card, ruler or tape measure
Friday 22nd January 2021
Maths: Percentages
Our work today continues with percentages and in a similar vein to yesterday, we will be changing numbers by a percentage.
Make sure to subtract as your final step.
Make sure to subtract as your final step.
Q 1a) Decrease 35 by 20%
1) Convert 20% to a fraction  20% = 1/5 2) Find 1/5 of 35 by dividing 35 by 5  35 ÷ 5 = 7. 3) Subtract 7 from 35  35  7 = 28 Our answer is 28 
Q 2a) Decrease 42 by 16 2/3%
1) Convert 16 2/3% to a fraction  16 2/3% = 1/6 2) Find 1/6 of 42 by dividing 42 by 6  42 ÷ 6 = 7. 3) Subtract 7 from 42  42  7 = 35 Our answer is 70. 
Mindfulnes: Yoga
Thursday 21st January 2021
Maths: Percentages
We continue from yesterday, looking at increasing a number by a percentage. Remember that when increasing by a percentage, our answer will be a number, we need to add at the end off the question and because of this our answer will always be bigger than the question.
Lets look at two examples from the questions above:
Q 1a) Increase 63 by 14 2/7%
1) Convert 14 2/7% to a fraction  14 2/7% = 1/7 2) Find 1/7 of 63 by dividing 63 by 7  63 ÷ 7 = 9. 3) Add 7 onto 63  63 + 7 = 70 Our answer is 70. 
Q 2) Increase €5350 by 20%
1) Convert 20% to a fraction  20% = 2/10 2) Find 2/10 by dividing 5350 by 10 then multiplying by 2  5350 ÷ 10 = 535. 535 X 2 = 1070 3) Add €1070 onto $5350  €1070 + €5350 = €6420 Our answer is €6420. 
History: The Titanic
Below are 2 excellent links on the Titanic by the BBC.


Wednesday 20th January 2021
Maths
Today we build on what we have been working on so far this week.
We are going to be increasing numbers by a percentage, in this case all of our numbers will increase by 10%.
Increase 60 by 10%
1) Convert 10% to a fraction  10% =1/10
2) Find 1/10 of 60 dividing 60 by the denominator  60 ÷ 10 = 6
3) Add 6 onto the original amount  60 + 6 =66
Our answer is 66
We are going to be increasing numbers by a percentage, in this case all of our numbers will increase by 10%.
Increase 60 by 10%
1) Convert 10% to a fraction  10% =1/10
2) Find 1/10 of 60 dividing 60 by the denominator  60 ÷ 10 = 6
3) Add 6 onto the original amount  60 + 6 =66
Our answer is 66
Art
Why not enter this RTE art competition. Closing date is the end of January. Details below.
Tuesday 19th January 2021
Maths
The questions today are the very same as yesterday.
**Remember to show each step of your answer**
Question 1a ) Find 62 1/2% of 416.
1) Find 5/8 of 416 (Convert the percentage to a fraction)
2) 416 ÷ 8 = 52 (Divide by the denominator)
3) 52 X 5 = 260 (Multiply by the numerator)
Answer = 260.
**Remember to show each step of your answer**
Question 1a ) Find 62 1/2% of 416.
1) Find 5/8 of 416 (Convert the percentage to a fraction)
2) 416 ÷ 8 = 52 (Divide by the denominator)
3) 52 X 5 = 260 (Multiply by the numerator)
Answer = 260.
Irish: Mé Féin
An seachtain seo, Táimid ag foghlaim faoi " Mé Féin " Féach ag na físeáin anseo chun cahbrú libh. Beir Bua!!


Monday 18th January
Science
Below is the video that I sent on Aladdin. Have look at it and try out the various types of tower. Why not email your creations to the address above and I will post them here.
Maths
Here we are looking finding a percentage of a number.
As an example  Find 50% of 20. The first step is to change the 50% to a fraction  50% = 1/2 Now we find 1/2 of 20 by dividing by the (Bottom) denominator then multiply by the numerator(top) 20 ÷ 2 = 10 10 X 1 = 10 Answer = 10 
A second, more difficult, example:
Find 66 2/3% of 60. First step  change 66 2/3% to a fraction  66 2/3% = 2/3 Now we find 2/3 of 60 by dividing by the (Bottom) denominator then multiply by the numerator(top) 60 ÷ 3 = 20 20 X 2 = 40 Answer = 40 
Friday 15th January 2021
Maths
Today we continue to practice converting fractions to percentages. Have a look at the website below to help you with them. You can also review the video from yesterday.
History: The Titanic
Have a look at the two websites below for some excellent information about life on the Titanic.
Thursday 14th January 2021
Maths
Meditation
Why not take a break from things and spend a few minutes checking in with yourself using this guided meditation video.
Wednesday 13th January 2021
Maths
We continue today with a similar activity to yesterday where we need to convert the percentages to fractions. We must simplify the fractions in order to get the correct answer.
If we take 44% as an example, this converts to 44/100.
However, we can simplify this by dividing 4 into both the denominator and the numerator.
44 divided by 4 is 11 and 100 divided by 4 is 100 leaving us with an answer of 11/25
If we take 44% as an example, this converts to 44/100.
However, we can simplify this by dividing 4 into both the denominator and the numerator.
44 divided by 4 is 11 and 100 divided by 4 is 100 leaving us with an answer of 11/25
History: The Titanic
In anticipation of our our chapter on the Titanic, I have added in some links and videos for you below


Below are two website that give an excellent idea of life on the ship


Tuesday 12th January 2021
Maths
The task in the exercise above is to convert the percentages above into fractions making sure to simplify them if possible.
Take 31% as an example. This will convert to 31/100 while 53% converts to 53/100.
An example of a percentage that will simplify in fraction form is 45%. This easily converts to 45/100 but this can be simplified by dividing both numbers by 5. Therefore 45 divided by 5 is 9 while 100 divided by 5 is 20 meaning that our answer is 9/20.
Take 31% as an example. This will convert to 31/100 while 53% converts to 53/100.
An example of a percentage that will simplify in fraction form is 45%. This easily converts to 45/100 but this can be simplified by dividing both numbers by 5. Therefore 45 divided by 5 is 9 while 100 divided by 5 is 20 meaning that our answer is 9/20.
Meditation
Below is a 7 minute meditation class. Try this to help prepare yourself for the challenges of the day.
Monday 11th January 2021
English:
Prince Kano by Edward Lowbury
In a dark wood Prince Kano lost his way And searching in vain through the long summer’s day. At last, when night was near, he came in sight Of a small clearing filled with yellow light, And there, bending beside his brazier, stood A charcoal burner wearing a black hood. The Prince cried out for joy: ‘Good friend, I’ll give What you will ask: guide me to where I live.’ The man pulled back his hood: he had no face – Where it should be there was an empty space. Half dead with fear the Prince staggered away, Rushed blindly through the wood till break of day; And then he saw a larger clearing, filled With houses, people; but his soul was chilled. He looked around for comfort, and his search Led him inside a small, halfempty church Where monks prayed. ‘Father,’ to one he said, ‘I’ve seen a dreadful thing; I am afraid.’ ‘What did you see, my son?’ ‘I saw a man Whose face was like…’ and, as the Prince began, The monk drew back his hood and seemed to hiss, Pointing to where his face should be, ‘Like this?’ 
Our reading for this week is Edward Lowbury's tense horror poem. Try to notice how the level of tension changes as the poem progresses. Below is a picture of a Brazier. These would be very handy at this time of year.

Maths
The sheet below will be very useful to use over the next few weeks. You should have one in your folder otherwise you can use this one.
The exercise in our Planet Maths get us started on percentages by asking us to give the percentage of yellow and white squares in each hundred square.
So to look at the first question, there are 3 yellow squares which means that the yellow is 3%. To find the value of the white squares, we could count them all, but the easiest was is to subtract the value of the yellow squares. In this case its 100  3 = 97%. Therefore our two answers in this question are 3% and 97%. 