Primary Hub
for 5th & 6th Class

Commencing week of 20th September 2021

At The Institute of Education, we are committed to helping all students maximise their education and learning.

Designed for boys and girls in 5th and 6th class of primary school, our Primary Hub aims to increase knowledge, understanding and confidence across multiple subjects and introduce them to the skills and techniques to help them succeed in secondary school. Every class will be relaxed, fun and friendly where boys and girls will learn through practical application of subjects and through experimentation to discover the joy of each subject on their terms and in their language.

Boys and girls in 5th and 6th class will be able to increase knowledge and understanding while getting a head start at second level Maths, Irish, English and French. Our FREE Crafting and Lego programme will give them confidence in themselves and the world around them, in a fun and relaxed environment. Be sure to include your FREE class Lego or Crafting class when making your booking on our website.

The courses in our Primary Hub are designed to be extra-curricular. Although complimentary to the Primary School curriculum, they are not constrained by the curriculum. They seek to prepare students for secondary school as opposed to being a substitute for the learning taking place in the primary school classroom.

Our Primary Hub will take place outside of school hours in our rented location in Holy Cross School, Kilmacud Rd Upper, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

 

When surveyed, 96% of the 2,000 students who attended our Primary Maths Camps in 2020/21 said that they would recommend it to a friend.

Here is what some of our students and parents had to say:

All 5th and 6th class boys and girls attending any of  our Primary Hub courses will receive the following benefits:

  • Classes delivered by our expert teachers.
  • The opportunity to interact with teachers and ask questions during all classes.
  • A practical, fun, and hands on approach to learning designed to increase knowledge, understanding, and confidence.
  • Comprehensive notes and instruction.

 

Please Note:

Our Primary Hub courses are designed to be extra-curricular. Although complimentary to the Primary School curriculum, they are not constrained by the curriculum. They seek to prepare students for secondary school as opposed to being a substitute for the learning taking place in the primary school classroom.

Our Primary Hub courses will take place outside of school hours in our rented location in Holy Cross School, Kilmacud Rd Upper, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

 

Maths

Over a period of 32 weeks, children in this programme are enabled to develop their understanding of the value and importance of Mathematics to everyday life through meaningful and enjoyable learning activities. Active learning, engagement, creativity and collaboration are prioritised within lessons grounded in STEM development, problem-solving, 21st century learning, and real-life applications of mathematical processes.  This Maths course is designed to complement the Primary School Maths curriculum and is not rooted or constrained by the curriculum.

6th class content focus:

  • Coordinates
  • Money
  • Algebra
  • Measures
  • Data
  • Chance and Probability

5th class content focus:

  • Shape and Space
  • Fractions
  • Decimals and Percentages
  • Data and Time


 

Irish

The programme will help students improve their oral Irish skills. Students will engage in enjoyable, stimulating activities within a nurturing environment where they will use Irish as a means of communication. The students will realise that Irish is a living, real language and a means of natural communication.

Irish culture will be promoted. The teacher will create an environment for students to integrate Irish into their lives in a creative fun atmosphere. Language activities will be run to the highest standard in an environment where students are encouraged to actively participate and reach their full potential. These activities will promote students’ self-confidence in the spoken language through the everyday hobbies and interests of young people. This Irish course is designed to complement the Primary School Irish curriculum and is not rooted or constrained by the curriculum.

This course will enable students to use the Irish language as a means of communication while having fun.

 

English

This programme will teach students how to write great stories!

The classes will focus on encouraging students to write and let their imagination develop their own unique writer’s voice. Each session will explore different styles of creative writing together with a drama element to ensure students have fun while getting their creative juices flowing!

These classes will combine drama and writing to guide students to reach their full potential. Course content will include an idea creation workshop, character development, setting the scene, point of view, plot structure, script writing and lots of improvisation drama games. Students will also be encouraged to share their work with the group on a weekly basis. This English course is designed to complement the Primary School English curriculum and is not rooted or constrained by the curriculum.

 

French

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This course is designed for all students willing to have fun and wanting to discover the French language and French culture.

Children who already have some knowledge of French will enjoy enriching their understanding of the language and French way of life through alternative teaching practices. For those that are new to the language they will find this as an easy starters guide to French culture and have fun along the way.

The lessons are taught through mixing a series of entertaining activities over the weeks.

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Marlene is a French native and fully qualified teacher who grew up near Paris and has lived in Ireland for 17 years. She has a lot of experience teaching both primary and secondary school students.

WHAT WILL CLASSES BE LIKE?

The goal is to learn French through fun activities. The students will do arts and crafts, play a mix of games, sing along to French songs, read stories, and participate in drama and role plays. Activities will vary every week.

Each class will start with a 10-minute recap of what was covered the previous week before starting something new and different.

A lot of activities will be done orally but students will regularly be given written recaps of what was done in class, so they can look and practice at home and show their parents, and ideally use them if they choose French when they go to secondary school.

WHAT WILL THE STUDENTS LEARN OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR?

  • Colours, numbers, alphabet
  • How to introduce and describe oneself
  • How to greet people
  • The basic verbs like Be, Have, Like…
  • How to pronounce French sounds properly
  • How to use French intonation right
  • Introduction to reading in French
  • Varied basic vocabulary: family, food, school, animals, sports, holidays…
  • How to give the date and the time
  • How to find out basic information: introduction to basic questions
  • How to speak in the present tense, introduction to the future tense

 

Crafting

Our teachers are working on the specific course content for this course, which will be published here in the coming days.

 

Lego

A Bricks 4 Kidz Workshop takes learning out of the pages of the textbook and into an imaginative, 3-dimensional, hands-on learning experience! Use the LEGO® bricks students already know and love to get them excited about learning. A Bricks 4 Kidz Workshop is a fun-filled, engaging experience that kids will be talking about long after the fun and learning has ended.

Bricks 4 Kidz programs are kid-tested, educator and Science Foundation of Ireland-approved to deliver valuable learning experiences that correlate to a variety of cross-disciplinary curriculum objectives. Every lesson introduces kids to enriching content related to the model, presented in a question and answer format designed to spark the children’s curiosity and draw them into a discussion. The Bricks 4 Kidz approach to learning connects with the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles of children as students listen to the lesson presented by the teacher, look at the model plans, and use their hands to put the model together.

The following is the timetable of the classes that we offer as part of the Primary Hub.

Each class is 60 minutes in duration.

If you book one or more classes you will receive a free Crafting or Lego class. Remember to include your FREE Lego or Crafting class when enrolling on the course.

Day/Time
Tues: 16:30 - 17:305th Class MathsFrench
Tues: 17:40 - 18:406th Class MathsFrenchLego
Sat: 09:00 - 10:005th Class MathsEnglishLegoCrafting
Sat: 10:15 - 11:155th Class Maths6th Class MathsIrishLego/Crafting
Sat: 11:30 - 12:30IrishEnglishLegoCrafting

The following are the fees applicable to the Primary Hub classes.

If you book one or more classes you will receive a free Crafting or Lego class.

No. of ClassesPrice
1 Class€575
2 Classes€895
3 Classes€1,195

You may also pay in installments. The installment amounts are listed below.

No. of ClassesInstallment 1Installment 2
1 Class€288€288
2 Classes€448€448
3 Classes€598€598

Please note:

  • Credit Card payments accepted.
  • 10% reduction for the second and subsequent members of the same family, attending the same courses. Please contact our office to avail of this discount.
  • Fees are non-transferable.

Please click on each question below for an answer: 

Q: How long is the course?

A:       Our Primary Hub is designed to run over 32 weeks.

 

Q: Where will the Primary Hub Classes take place?

A:      All classes in our Primary Hub will take place at Holy Cross School, Kilmacud Rd Upper, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

 

Q: Is it possible to receive copies of the Institute’s class notes?

A:       Yes. Each student will receive comprehensive notes and instruction for each of the subjects that they book into.

Below is some of the feedback we received from students who attended that course.

Below is some of the feedback we received from students who attended that course.

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