Homework will again be divided between traditional homework and project-based work. Parents/Guardians should check this page for any updates on homework. The children will take down their homework in their diaries each night. I would appreciate it if the child’s homework diary could be signed each night after completion. If there are any queries/issues with homework please feel free to write a note in the child’s diary or send me an email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Spellings this week will be from Unit 8 – Each child has a sheet with all our spellings for the year
Litriú this week are from Seachtain 2 Sa Bhaile- Each child has a sheet with all our spelling on it
Tables this week with be revision on Division and Multiplication 11 – Tables are in each of the students homework diaries
Project: World War I
Date given: Monday Jan 15th Due date: Friday Jan 19th
This project must be presented via poster/booklet/spreadsheet (anything that can be hand-written) and must include drawings and/or pictures. No more than 1 hour each night and check the website for videos and links on World War I to aid the project.
Section 1: Breakout of WW1 – Due Tuesday 16th
Discuss the main reasons for World War 1 occurring via paragraphs in your own words and draw a map of how Europe looked in 1914, labelling the countries directly involved in the war. Write down the leaders of each country during WWI e.g. United Kingdom = Woodrow Wilson.
Extra: Add the year each country joined the war. Colour code countries of the same alliance. Note down the estimated casualties of each country.
Section 2: Warfare & Significant Battles – Due Wednesday 17th
Focus specifically on the battles that occurred during WW1 e.g. Battle of the Somme, Trench Warfare etc. Describe the weapons used (Rifles, Gas, Artillery etc.) and ensure pictures/drawings accompany this section.
Extra: Add in other significant battles detailing their importance (Battles on the Western Front) and possibly lesser known battles.
Section 3: Point of View – Due Thursday 18th
Write two letters from either the perspective of a soldier before/during or after the war; a woman left out of the fighting examining her new daily-life and struggles; or a child in France or Germany during or after a great battle, detailing what that they see, hear, smell and think.
Extra: Write a series of entries (diary/journal/letter) from the perspective of a commander or leader of a country involved.
Section 4: Consequences of the Great War – Due Friday 19th
Outline how the war ended and the main consequences/outcomes of the war. Briefly outline how Ireland was affected by the war. You can also add any last piece of information (something you found shocking or interesting)
Extra: Write a profile on a person of significance e.g. a famous commander during the war/a soldier or civilian who contributed heroically/someone lesser known that made a contribution.
Each child should spend time reading over every section and checking for correct spelling, adding and pictures/photos to bulk up the project.