Ms Downes’ Home Ec Work

March 25, 2020 Admin

Hello everyone,

Hope all is well and everyone is keeping safe, keeping indoors and washing their hands!

Here’s some work to keep everyone up to date.

I have also included a very easy white  bread  recipe for anyone who would like to try it.

Hope to see you all soon.

Ms Downes


LCA. Ms Allis’ Class

Before we finished up I handed everyone back their HCT books and told you to focus on module 1 and 2. Here’s a link to an exam paper. I would like everyone to try questions 1 and 2 this week. And take 2 more questions next week


Keep revising your booklet and now is a great chance to catch up and answer any pages you may have missed



Junior Cert. Mr Boland’s Class.

I’m sure you have heard by now that the practical exams have been cancelled and you will all receive top marks. Well done to everyone who had practiced so hard already and I know you would have all done so well in the exam. Now it’s time to really focus of the written exam.

You all have your exam papers at home. First we’ll work on some short question. We have completed the first 2 pages of section for every year of the exam papers. So for now if complete all the short questions from year 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016. So SECTION A should be complete in all of these.


I would like you all to finish the consumer studies  questions in your exam papers too.  Page 107, 151, and 184

Junior Cert. Mr. Lavin’s Class.


Revise consumer studies notes

Here’s a video to help explain impulse buying.


Here’s some interactive notes on the Digestive system that we covered before the break.




Room 4,5,6 and 7


Here’s a quick video and game to revise the food pyramid



Primary. Ms Ó Callaghan Class


Here’s a quick game all about how to make a healthy lunchbox


QQI. Room. 11, 12 and 21

I would like all QQI classes to revise their food groups.  Here’s some interactive notes on food groups. Click on the food on the plate to learn about each food group.



White soda bread

To make 1 small loaf



25Og of plain flour

1 tsp bread soda

Pinch of salt

150ml of butter milk.



Preheat the oven to 220oC

Sieve the flour, bread soda and salt in to a mixing bowl.

Slowly, stir in the butter milk until all the flour combines. (make sure the dough is not sticky)

Knead the bread on a flour tables until it becomes nice and soft.

Shape it into a circle and press a cross in the top with a knife

Sprinkle some flour onto a baking tray and place the bread on top.

Place into the oven at 220oC for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes turn the oven down to 200oC and allow to bake for another 15 minutes.