Many of the 5th and 6th class students may already be familiar with the Primary Planet magazine. It is a children’s monthly newspaper style glossy magazine. It contains 40 pages of fresh, topical and up to date features each month.
The online version is jam packed with news, sport, entertainment, activities and competitions to children in a language they understand and in a manner they can easily relate to. It also encourages children to read and write for a purpose, providing opportunities for them to contribute to the magazine and engage with our readers.
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If you haven't heard of Niamh Shaw before, you definitely need to watch this and follow her online, watch her videos and listen to her stories. An engineer, a scientist, an artist and a performer. Her ultimate dream is to go to space! And one of passions is to bring everyone along with her on her journey through talks on radio, television. Just take a look for yourself.....BE CURIOUS! :)
Niamh also recommends those interested to follow @esa (European Space Agency). They have great activities you can do at home.
This website has designed a daily schedule of interesting topics to learn about, research and much more. They have broken it into class levels. Now, it is American so some topics may not be relevant but scroll through it and you definitely find a few activities that will interest your child.
Equivalent Grade/Class levels:
Pre-K = Junior Infants
Kindergarten = Senior Infants
Grade 1 = 1st Class
Grade 2 = 2nd Class....and so on..
Follow this link: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
A Sneaky Peek....
Junior Infants & Senior Infants
3rd Class - 5th Class
Make the most of the screen time by switching from cartoons or sitcoms to something entertaining and educational at the same time.
Here is a list compiled by weareteachers.com
What about organising a bug hunt for the kids in the garden? Or if you don’t have a garden, a patio or the local park will work too. Even a virus can’t cancel spring and this is the time of year when all manner of mini-beasts are at their most active. So, set a challenge. How many insects can the kids find and identify, while not touching or otherwise disturbing the tiny creatures? Good places to search are on flowering plants, beneath logs and stones, and amid grassland roots.
To start you could give them a pen and paper to note such details as colour, size and how many legs the bugs have and then send them off (a magnifying glass is extra fun if you have one). Afterwards, go online with them to research the insects’ names and be amazed by how many mini-beasts are sequestered in even the smallest spaces. A useful website for doing this is insectidentification.org.
Download an app to your phone such as Skyview or Starwalk and then, on a clear night, take a look outside. Both good apps especially if you are new to it all. Point your camera at the heavens and Skyview will identify any star, planet or constellation you see. You can even find man-made satellites such as the Hubble telescope or the International Space Station. Touch any of the stars or planets on your screen and you can get further information such as its size and distance from the Earth.
Welcome to the 2020 Incredible Edibles Family Challenge!Incredible Edibles is a healthy eating project normally availed by primary school teachers. However, in light of the current global pandemic, with schools closed and most of the Irish public in home isolation, we decided to open it up to ALL PARENTS to aid in at home learning, while also giving you an opportunity to win some PRIZES!
This is a fun and educational curriculum linked horticulture project, that will get your children thinking and learning all about how your food goes from field to fork!
If you are a social bunch like us, why not take pictures of your work and tag us @agriaware and use the hashtag #IncredibleEdibles2020 Family Challenge. We would be sure to re share, and love to see your progression with the project!
Designer Minds is for the children who can't stop tinkering with technology, the ones who love learning about nature and how the world works, the kids who love to create, design and draw, the children who are mad for science experiments and those who love building with LEGO! These are the boys AND GIRLS who have the potential to be great scientists, engineers, programmers and designers!
Our subjects are Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (STEAM).
Everyday while the children are out of school, Designer Minds will be setting a home challenge for primary school children.
Follow this link to check out their Facebook Page:
Here's a video showing some experiments the children have done in the Designer Minds After School Clubs around the country.
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This page has been created in response to the closure of schools.
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