RTE 2: Home School Hub


Home School Hub is breaking through the dark days, like a ray of sunshine and, dare we say it…is there a bit of a stretch in the evenings already?!

So, make sure to tune in every weekday from 10am on RTÉ2 to join the class wherever you are. For students, parents and teachers this is where the lessons will be posted and the new activity sheets will be added as the week goes on.

We want you to check in here and share your learning with us! So, let’s see what’s in store…

Monday, 8 February

NEW Home School Hub 10am
Múinteoir Ray will be teaching us how to write a postcard in today’s English class. 
English – Postcards

We’ll be exploring the heart in science class with Múinteoir John. 
Science – The Heart

And in Múinteoir Clíona’s music class we’ll be making music using a balloon, glasses and some bottles.
Music

Múinteoir Emer will be telling us why breakfast is so important in the first exercise class of the week.

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There’s some great special guests all week too! We start on Monday with Dubs legend Lyndsey Davey. We know she can take the heat in Croke Park because she is a fire fighter!

And, Magician Aidan McCann is also here with his sister Molly to show us a few tricks!

CHECK OUT THE FULL GUEST LIST FOR THE WEEK HERE!

Home School Hub 11am
Bhíomar ag caint, ag éisteacht, ag léamh agus ag scríobh chéile faoi caitheamh aimsire le Múinteoir Ray.
Gaeilge

In art we look at the contemporary art of Keith Haring and try and draw our own interpretations of some of his works with Múinteoir John.
Art – Keith Haring
Ealaín – Keith Haring

Do you know what a ‘Clinometer’ is? Don’t worry if not! Muinteoir Clíona explains it all to you.
Science – Clinometer
Eolaíocht

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Tuesday, 9 February

NEW Home School Hub 10am
Beidh Síofra an Sioráf agus Liam an Laoch ag imirt le bréagán le Múinteoir Ray i rang Gaelige.

Oh NO he isn’t! Múinteoir John is teaching us all about the pantomine in today’s history class.

And in Múinteoir Clíona’s art class, we’ll be learning how to recreate famous skyscrapers in our own window’s.

We’re back in the Hub Lab with Phil of Science today, experimenting with 3D printing and Múinteoir Emer will be getting our heart rate racing with another Exercise with Emer.

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Learn about 3D printing with Phil of Science.

Home School Hub 11am
Today Múinteoir Ray puts on a show and he wants you to join in.
Drama – Play
Dráma

We will learn all about different types of currencies and the importance of decimal points while we count them in this maths class with Múinteoir John.
Maths – Decimal point
Mata

And in English class with Múinteoir Clíona, we’ll be studying poetry and learn how it can be used to evoke different types of imagery.
English – Imagery

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Wednesday, 10 February

NEW Home School Hub 10am
Múinteoir Ray is teaching how to write our own Sea Shanties in a really fun music class. We want to hear your own versions too!

In English class with Múinteoir John we’ll be learning all about adjectives. 

Múinteoir Clíona will be introducing us to the life of the Irish historical figure, Grace Gifford.

PLUS we’ll be finding out why stretching is so important in today’s Exercise with Emer.

Home School Hub 11am
Today Múinteoir Ray explains how we express our opinions and how it is important to respect the opinions of others.
SPHE – Fact v Opinion
SPHE – Fíric Tuairim

We will learn about the counties of Ulster in Múinteoir johns geography class. How many can you name before the lesson?
Geography
Tíreolaíocht

Today Múinteoir Clíona shows us how to create our own stamps.
Art – Stamps
Ealaín – Stampa

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Thursday, 11 February

NEW Home School Hub 10am
We’ll be learning all about the engineering that goes into bridges in today’s science class with Múinteoir Ray.

It’s all about the ‘bear necessities’ with Múinteoir John in today’s Jungle Art class.

Agus beimid ag foghlaim agus ag canadh faoi éiníní le Múinteoir Clíona i rang Gaeilge an lae inniu.

Dr Niamh Shaw will be telling us all about Gravity in today’s Space Hub and Múinteoir Emer will be talking about eating the alphabet in Exercise with Emer.

Home School Hub 11am
Let’s learn about the great explorer Tom Crean and his voyages with Captain Scott in this history class with Múinteoir Ray.
History – Tom Crean
Stair – Tom Crean

Múinteoir John will teaching us all about the importance of personal hygiene in an SPHE class.
SPHE – Hygiene
SPHE – Sláinteachas

And, Múinteoir Clíóna teaches us about mapping our homes and furniture in Irish.
Gaeilge

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Friday, 12 February

NEW Home School Hub 10am
We’ll be learning all about trees in today’s history class with Múinteoir Ray.

With Pancake Tuesday just around the corner, Múinteoir John has a themed maths class for us today on capacity.

Múinteoir Clíona will busting a move with a PE class with a twist!

And we’ll be using our senses with Múinteoir Emer in today’s exercise class.

Home School Hub 11am
Today we learn about the carnival of Venice and how to make our very own Venetian mask in Múinteoir Ray’s Art Class.
Art – Venetian masks
Ealain – Maisc Veinéiseacha

As part of Home School Hub Movie Week, we learn about different types of movies with Múinteoir John.
English – Movies

Múinteoir Clíona teaches us all about the ultraviolet rays of the sun and how important it is to protect our skin.
Geography – Sunscreen
Tireolaíocht

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7th February 2021

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Coming up in the first week of February

There seemed to have been around 75 weeks in January, but it’s NEARLY 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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WEDNESDAY, 3 FEBRUARY

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

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

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

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

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!

Can a potato really make electricity? Múinteoir John is going to find out in today’s geography class.

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

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 Mars in today’s Space Hub!

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

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.

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

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

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

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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