5th & 6th Class



Classroom Rules for 5th and 6th

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) have devised helpful tip sheets for parents. These tip sheets provide ideas, resources and information to help you promote a positive and productive learning environment at home for your child. Please click on the link below which will let you access the tipsheets for 5th & 6th Class.

Helping Your Child in 5th & 6th Class

Information from The Department of Education and Skills about the Junior Cycle in Post Primary school

Junior Cycle Information

Junior Cycle Information leaflet

Junior Cycle Information 2

The NCCA have also compiled a DVD entitled “The What, Why and How of Children’s Learning in Primary School. Click the link below to access the 5th & 6th Class section of the DVD.

The What, Why and How of Children’s learning in 5th & 6th

Maths Language

Maths language is a very important aspect of maths.  Terms used in maths can often have completely different meanings in other contexts.  Think of the word ‘Volume’ for example.  What comes to mind? The volume on the remote control or the television perhaps? In maths however the term volume has nothing to do with sound.  It refers to the amount of space taken up by a 3D object.  Maths language can often cause difficulty or confusion for children.  Therefore it is important that maths language becomes part of the children’s vocabulary.  They need to hear it used often; at school and at home.  Try to use mathematical language in every day situations. If redecorating at home, for example, discuss the area of the room.  Get them involved in measuring the room.  Discuss the volume of the tin of paint etc

The NCCA have compiled a glossary of mathematical terms for 5th & 6th class which can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Glossary of mathematical terms for 5th/6th class in primary school.

The Department of Education and Skills acknowledge that parents are the primary educators of their children.  To help parents become involved in their children’s education, they have provided funding to NALA (The National Adult Literacy Agency) to set up a website for parents.  It is called “Help My Kid Learn” and has many useful links to games and activities suitable for all age groups.  The 8-9 age group is most suitable for children in 3rd & 4th class.

The NCCA Booklet below contains some useful advice regarding your child’s transition from Primary to Post Primary School.

Supporting your child’s move from Primary to Post Primary School