NB This article refers to the lessons and resources for the week beginning Monday, 1 February.
You can catch up on the RTÉ Player and download all the activity sheets here!

There seemed to have been around 75 weeks in January, but it's over now! This means the Home School Hub crew have an extra spring in their step as we kick off February.

So, make sure to join us for a great mix of fun learning to keep everyone going. You are all doing a great job with all your home schooling!

New activity sheets will be added to this article during the week, and the topics covered are already set out below.
For any teachers or parents looking to plan ahead this is the place to be! 

Tune in from 10am for two hours of Home School Hub every weekday on RTÉ2. The show also airs at 1pm on RTÉjr with ISL. But wait, there's more...After School Hub keeps the fun going at 3.15pm on RTÉ2!

Below is the full plan for the week beginning 1 February...

MONDAY, 1 FEBRUARY

NEW Home School Hub 10am
Múinteoir Ray is teaching us science this morning as we learn all about light and how it is important in our everyday life.
Science - Light

Múinteoir John has a furry special guest in today's English class as he introduces us to persuasive writing. Dogs rule OK!
English - Persuasive writing

And we will be singing along with Múinteoir Clíona as she plays "The Name Game" in today's music class.
Music - Tempo

It’s all bananas in today’s Exercise with Emer with Múinteoir Emer.

CATCH UP ON MONDAYS'S SHOW HERE ON RTÉ PLAYER

Home School Hub 11am
We are going to explore how poets communicate with us in their writing by using comparisons or similes in English. Múinteoir Ray sings us a beautiful song to illustrate the lesson.
English - Simile

In visual art class with Múinteoir John, we learn about how the Native Americans used dreamcatchers - and we get to build our own.
Art - Dreamcatcher

In geography, Múinteoir Cliona teaches us about how the sun affects our seasons.
Geography - The seasons

There's some really great special guests on the show this week too! On Monday we meet Paul Geoghegan, who is a visually impaired Judo champion.

CHECK OUT WHO ELSE IS ON THE SHOW HERE - SPECIAL GUESTS

TUESDAY, 2 FEBRUARY

NEW Home School Hub 10am
Grab a bucket and a stick as we'll be learning how to make music and keep a beat in music class with Múinteoir Ray.
Music - Drumming

Múinteoir John is being a bit dramatic. But this drama class looks at how the way you walk can tell a lot about how you are feeling.
Drama - Character walking

And in Múinteoir Clíona’s geography class, we will be learning about the planets in our Solar System and try to make making our own model of it!
Geography - Solar system

Múinteoir Emer will has our heart rate up in today’s Exercise with Emer and she’ll be telling us how exercise can help us even when we are tired.

Catch up on Tuesday's full show thanks to the RTÉ Player!

Home School Hub 11am
In science class with Múinteoir Ray, we learn how design and engineering is all about ideas. We design and build our own crisp protector!
Science - Design

In Gaeilge we learn all about the telifís with Múinteoir John.
Gaeilge - Teilifís

And in history Múinteoir Clíona will to be reading a mythological story and teaching us all about myth and folklore.
History - Myths

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Mikey Moloney was the special guest on Wednesday...

 

WEDNESDAY, 3 FEBRUARY

NEW Home School Hub 10am
Múinteoir Ray will be teaching us some reading this morning in English class.
English - Reading and predictions

We'll be learning all about the North and South Poles in Múinteoir John’s geography class.
Geography - North and South Pole

Múinteoir Clíona will be teaching us all about tessellations in today’s Maths class.
Maths - Tessellation

We’ll also be learning all about Nutrients in our diet as we get up and active with Múinteoir Emer.

Catch up on Wednesday's show on RTÉ Player

Home School Hub 11am
Múinteoir Ray will be teaching us all about coordination by getting us moving with some indoor ball skills, drumming and even making our own hip-hop beatbox!

In English with Múinteoir John, we learn how we use procedural writing to complete specific tasks such as recipes, directions and science experiments.
English - Procedural writing

And in Múinteoir Clíona's maths class, today we will explore the relationship between time, distance and average speed.
Maths - Speed, distance and time.

THURSDAY, 4 FEBRUARY

NEW Home School Hub 10am
Múinteoir Ray will be introducing us to the world of improv first thing this morning in today's drama class. It's just making things up on the spot!
Dravma - Impro

Can a potato really make electricity? Múinteoir John is going to find out in today’s geography class and you can learn more about them with the activity sheet here.
Geography - The potato

Beimid ag foghlaim faoi ainmhithe an Earraigh i rang Gaeilge leis an Múinteoir Clíona.
Gaeilge

Múinteoir Emer will be giving us tips on how to keep our teeth sparkling in today’s Exercise with Emer and Dr Niamh Shaw is back telling us all about the Red Planet in Space Hub

Catch up Thursday's show on the RTÉ Player HERE!

Home School Hub 11am
Múinteoir Ray is here with a music class. We are going to listen to some traditional songs, and we are all going to sing along together!
Music

In Múinteoir John's Geography lesson we learn all about the counties in Connacht.
Geography - Connacht

And Múinteoir Clíona is going to look at some of the grammar rules in the English language.
English - Grammar

Kilkenny cats Aoife and Michelle are on the show Friday!

FRIDAY, 5 FEBRUARY

NEW Home School Hub 10am
Múinteoir Ray is teaching us how rain, thunder and lighting all happen in today's Geography class.
Geography - Rain

Múinteoir John is talking all things Gold – from Ancient Egypt to Ireland in today’s History class.
SESE - Gold

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Múinteoir Clíona will be showing us how to make our own Valentine’s Day cards.
Art - Valentine's Day

Múinteoir Emer will be teaching us the importance of sleep in Active Hub.

Catch up on Friday's show here on RTÉ Player!

Home School Hub 11am
Today we will learn all about all about spatial awareness and about direction in Múinteoir Ray's Maths class.
Maths - Spatial awareness

In Muinteoir John’s History class, he will be introducing us to the story of Gráinne Mhaol and her eventful life on the seas.
History - Gráinne Mhaol

Múinteoir Clíona’s SPHE class we will be teaching us about the types and causes of diabetes.
SPHE - Diabetes

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