4th Class Covid Work 22/6/20

Good Morning 4th class.

I hope you and your family enjoyed the sport’s day activities that were planned for you last week.  Well done on keeping up your schoolwork over the last few months at home. I want to congratulate you on all your hard work and effort.

I‘m sure at times, it wasn’t easy but at last you have made it to the end of 4th and to your much-deserved summer break.

Below are the suggestions for the next 7 days work.

As always please set your own pace for schoolwork and don’t worry if it doesn’t get completed.

Have a great summer, enjoy the holidays, and keep safe.

This week is Virtual Tours Week. There are lots of options of tours you might like to take, choose one or two that interest you and enjoy!

 

English:

 

  1. Reading: Remember to try to do 20 /30 minutes reading each day, using children’s own books or from books online.
  • Write down any new words you have seen in your book and look up their definition.

Try to keep your reading up over the summer months.

  1. Writing: Choose one from the list below:
    • Pick one virtual tour and write a paragraph about it, convincing me why I should visit.
    • Make a brochure advertising a tour.
    • Create a memory project on A3 card looking back on your year in 4th.

It might include a list of your friends, the funniest moment in 4th, a challenge you overcame, your favourite subject, something you will miss, The most memorable moment in 4th………

Maths:

  1. Keep revising your tables every day by using  table shoot out or by playing multiplication snap with a family member.

Complete Daily 10 mental Maths Challenge on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Lots of different online games to practice multiplication and division facts

https://www.mathplayground.com/index_multiplication_division.html

 

  1. Cracking Maths: 3D shapes. 176-178
  2. Maths Mate: 3D shapes: pgs.67 and 68

Look back over these links to help.

A tetrahedron is another name for a triangular based pyramid.

https://tinyurl.com/chart-for-3D  

https://watchkin.com/7ca1fc422d  A video explaining different types of Prisms and Pyramids.

S.E.S.E

Science:

  1. Tour of the Natural History Museum with accompanying worksheets. Click on the download button at the bottom of the page and then click on the links to take the tour.

https://www.cliste.ie/natural-history-museum-virtual-tour/

  1. A link to Dublin Zoo – where you will find webcam links, videos and links to activities and workbooks.

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/news/dublinzoofun/

 

  1. Interested in Sea Life?

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

The link below has some short mini booklets that you can download about sea otters, sharks, tracking ocean animals and other sea life

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/for-educators/book-a-field-trip/ocean-explorers-booklets

History:

TITANIC BELFAST/ COBH

Take a tour of the Titanic Museums in Belfast or Cobh.

  1. https://tour.Titanic tour – Visit the Belfast museum. The tour has Three Sections. Click on English to begin an audio tour.

https://www.virtualvisittours.com/titanic-experience-cobh/ – click on the arrows to visit the Titanic museum in Cobh. The tour has lots of visuals of inside the ship.

  1. https://www.italyguides.it/en/campania/pompeii- 360-degree photos of Pompeii’s ruins.
  2. https://www.dublinia.ie/online-learning/primary/ , scroll along the time line on the left to see how Dublin has changed over time ,click on the red tags to hear information and watch videos. Click on the word teacher at the end to find mini quizzes if you want to test your knowledge.

 

ART

https://www.nationalgallery.ie/virtual-tour  Take a virtual tour of our national art gallery by clicking on the photo of each room.

 

Online books

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk   Free e-books listed by age.

https://www.getepic.com/- offering free 30-day access to online children’s books.

https://www.storylineonline.net This is a free literacy resource where the world’s best storytellers read to children. Books at different levels.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet-services/world-book/  Information books to help   with projects and reports etc.

 

If you would like to send on work or contact me with a question, you can email me at amurphy@tarahillns.ie.

 

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4th Class Covid Work 15/6/20

Good Morning 4th class.

Well done on keeping up your schoolwork.  I hope you enjoyed your Great Outdoors week and were able to make the most of the good weather to explore your locality. Summer holidays are just around the corner so try to keep doing a little bit each day.

Below are the suggestions for this week’s work.

As always please set your own pace for schoolwork and don’t worry if it doesn’t get completed.

 

This week is Sports Week

 

English:

 

  1. Reading: Remember to try to do 20 /30 minutes reading each day, using children’s own books or from books online.
  • Work based on your reader. Write a summary of the main plot.
  • Write down any new words you have seen in your book and look up their definition.
  1. Remember to balance your reading by reading both fictional and non-fictional books.
  2. Spellings made fun: List 32. This is the last module of your book. Complete the activities over 4 days.
  3. Writing –

Persuasive writing:

Design a poster advertising your own sports day event. ( maybe invent a completely new sport for the day)

 

Or

Write a short biography about a famous sportsman/sportswoman of your choice.

Structure of a Biography

 

  • Title
  • Opening- Summarise the main events of the person’s life.
  • Key Events: Record key events in their sporting career in chronological order.
  • Their life: early life, family, home, any influences.
  • Conclusion: What are they doing now or how they will be remembered

 

 

 

Maths:

  1. Keep revising your tables every day.
  2. Games

Practice your tables – keep trying table shoot out or playing multiplication snap with a family member.

Complete Daily 10 mental Maths Challenge on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Lots of different online games to practice multiplication and division facts

https://www.mathplayground.com/index_multiplication_division.html

 

  1. Cracking Maths: 3D shapes. 173-175

Below is a chart revising 3D shapes and their properties.

A tetrahedron is another name for a triangular based pyramid.

https://tinyurl.com/chart-for-3D  

https://watchkin.com/7ca1fc422d  A video explaining different types of Prisms and Pyramids.

Matching 3D shapes to their nets PowerPoint – Images of common 3D shapes and their nets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.E.S.E

History:           The Romans. Entertainment

This is our last week exploring Romans together.

However, you may want to continue with your own research at home.  You might want to learn more about famous roman emperors like Julius Caesar. Perhaps you would like to learn more about Roman gods. The planets in our solar system are named after them.

Those of you less squeamish than me, might want to read or look at Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans.

Entertainment

The romans were known for their love of games. The Colosseum was designed especially for them. Trained fighters called gladiators fought to the death to entertain the audience.

To learn more about gladiators visit the link below.

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-rome/gladiators/

To learn more about the roman theatre and the famous gladiator Spartacus   visit:

https://tinyurl.com/4th-romans

S.P.H.E:  

Water Safety.

Usually at this stage of the year we think it’s very important to cover water safety.

Water Safety Ireland’s PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety) programme outlines the essential life-saving guidelines that every child needs to know. Learn skills that can save lives.

PAWS is now on the RTE Home School Hub available by clicking the link below:

https://www.rte.ie/learn/2020/0513/1138157-learn-skills-that-save-lives-by-becoming-a-paws-hero/  or by clicking on  www.teachpaws.ie

 

 

 

 

 

P.E

This is sports week.  Please visit Ms. Sunderland’s padlet for lots of great ideas for you and your family to enjoy over the week. Take a photo of one event you really enjoyed and send it in to my email address to be included in our sports gallery.

https://padlet.com/asunderland1/qj1co9v1bj9ojxfj

 

 

 

Online books

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk   Free e-books listed by age.

https://www.getepic.com/- offering free 30-day access to online children’s books.

https://www.storylineonline.net This is a free literacy resource where the world’s best storytellers read to children. Books at different levels.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet-services/world-book/  Information books to help   with projects and reports etc.

 

If you would like to send on work or contact me with a question, you can email me at amurphy@tarahillns.ie.

 

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4th Class Covid Work 8/6/20

Good Morning 4th class.

Well done on keeping up your schoolwork. We are in June now, so you only have a few more weeks to keep going with all your good efforts.

Below are the suggestions for this week’s work.

As always please set your own pace for schoolwork and don’t worry if it doesn’t get completed.

Every family is different so please use the suggestions as a guide to how you might plan your learning over the week.

This week is Great Outdoors week.

 

English:

 

  1. Reading: Remember to try to do 20 /30 minutes reading each day, using children’s own books or from books online.
  • Work based on your reader. Write a blurb for the back of your book.
  • Write down any new words you have seen in your book and look up their definition.
  1. Remember to balance your reading by reading both fictional and non-fictional books.
  2. Go with the Flow – try to do a page each day till you reach the end of the book.
  3. Spellings made fun: List 31. Complete the activities over 4 days.
  4. Exercise Your English pgs.90 and 91 (Persuasive Writing and Writing a Postcard)
  5. Writing – This month we will be looking at Persuasive Writing.

Persuasive texts are written to argue or persuade. They promote the writer’s point of view. Examples of procedural writing include brochures, posters, debates.

 

Design a poster advertising a local wildlife amenity or nature trail/walk, encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors.

 

 

Gaeilge:

  1. Watch and listen to TG4 for 10 minutes daily.
  2. This week why not try going to  https://www.folensonline.ie  following the link and login information given out  on previous weeks.

Abair Liom F.  Theme:  Caitheamh Aimsire

Póstaer – 17. An turas scoile

  • Scéal- Éist leis an scéal. Listen to story online.
  • Foclóir- practice the new vocabulary.
  • foclóir agus Frásaí – A list of this week’s phrases and new vocabulary.

 

 

Use your dictionary to help you or visit www.focloir.ie for an online dictionary

Maths:

  1. Tables Champion. We have now completed this book. It is still important that you continue to revise your tables through online games or by practising them with a family member.
  2. Games

Practice your tables – keep trying table shoot out or playing multiplication snap with a family member.

Complete Daily 10 mental Maths Challenge on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Online game to practice multiplication facts

https://coolsciencelab.com/math_magician.html

 

  1. Cracking Maths: 3D shapes. 169- 172

Where it’s says classroom in question 2, try exploring 3d shapes outside and in your homes.

Below is a chart showing 3D shapes and their properties.

A tetrahedron is another name for a triangular based pyramid.

https://tinyurl.com/chart-for-3D

https://watchkin.com/d309bacb8d  A short, simple video to revise 3D shapes and their properties.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/common-3d-shapes.html 

Click on a shape: The top of each page introduces you the shape.

 

S.E.S.E

 

Science:

Something for Nature

Over the next two weeks I’d like you to design and make either a bird feeder or a bug hotel for your garden.  There are lots of shop bought ones but why not try to create one of your own. There are some ideas listed below but before you look at them, design your own first. Try to use whatever materials are available to you at home or you might need to improvise.

Ideas for building a bird feeder. https://tinyurl.com/Bird-feeders

Ideas and instructions for building your own Insect hotel

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/build-a-minibeast-hotel/

Optional – Carry out a bird /insect identification survey charting the wildlife in your garden.

or

Try a scavenger hunt using this UK inspired worksheet.

Ideas worksheet for Scavenger hunt

S.P.H.E:  

This week why not take on a new challenge in the garden, plant a tree, do some weeding, or water the flowers.

Wellbeing: 

The school padlet was updated last week with a section dedicated to well-being.

Other

P.E– As part of great outdoors week let’s go outside this week and explore the local environment. This might be by walking, jogging, cycling, horse riding etc.

Art

   Silver Perfection: 10 Groovy Tin Foil Crafts

 

This week why not try some tinfoil art.

You will need

  • Scrap cardboard for the background
  • PVA glue
  • String/wool
  • Markers (sharpies work best)
  1. Think of a design and sketch it with a pencil.
  2. Next glue string down over your pencil lines.
  3. Carefully smooth tinfoil over the card and string. Keeping it as smooth as you can.
  4. The string will create ridges.
  5. Carefully colour in-between the ridges with your markers.

As it is outdoor week you might want to base your tinfoil art on the theme of nature.

 

Music

This week why not try a song from the movies

“Try Everything “from Zootropolis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpqV3dzYOgk

 

Online books

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk   Free e-books listed by age.

https://www.getepic.com/- offering free 30-day access to online children’s books.

https://www.storylineonline.net This is a free literacy resource where the world’s best storytellers read to children. Books at different levels.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet-services/world-book/  Information books to help   with projects and reports etc.

 

If you would like to send on work or contact me with a question, you can email me at amurphy@tarahillns.ie.

You can also send in a photograph of a piece of work you are proud of.

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4th Class Covid Work 3/6/20

Good Morning 4th class.

Well done on keeping up your schoolwork. I know it hasn’t been easy with all the good weather, but you have been doing a great job.  Thank you for sending in your photos last week. The baking looked delicious.

Below are the suggestions for this week’s work.

As it is a three-day week, work for this week has been reduced. As always please set your own pace for schoolwork and don’t worry if it doesn’t get completed.

Every family is different so please use the suggestions as a guide to how you might plan your learning.

This week is also RSE and Wellbeing week. Please check personal emails for a separate letter addressed to parents.

 

English:

  1. Reading: Remember to try to do 20 /30 minutes reading each day, using children’s own books or from books online.
  • Work based on your reader. Write three questions you would like to ask the main character in the book or the author if you had the chance.
  • Write down any new words you have seen in your book and look up their definition.
  1. Remember to balance your reading by reading both fictional and non-fictional books.
  2. Go with the Flow – try to do a page each day.
  3. Writing –
  • Write a report on your favourite wild animal

Remember: reports give facts without opinions.

(Please try to follow the structure of a report)

  • The Title
  • What is it? e.g. Dolphins are toothed- whales and belong to the biggest group of mammals.
  • Description – what does it look like, where does it live, what does it eat, what does it do?
  • Summary/Conclusion – What did you learn, Interesting fact.

or

 

  • Narrative: Everything but the kitchen sink.

Generate a list of ten words based on a theme, like Easter, summer, or school.

Now you are going to write a story based on that theme – but you are not allowed to use any of the words on the list of ten that you have come up with. Try to find clever ways or alternative words to avoid your word list.

 

Gaeilge:

  1. Watch and listen to TG4 for 10 minutes daily.
  2. This week why not try going to  https://www.folensonline.ie  following the link and login information given out  on previous weeks.

Abair Liom F.  Theme: Aimsir.  Try clicking on:

  • Scéal – 16. An aimsir ar fud an domhain – Scéal digiteach : re-read the story.
  • Try completing Ceist B: Ceangail on pg 131 of Abair Liom
  • Amhrán agus Dán – revise the song and poem.
  • Comhrá -Click on Comhrá and follow the conversation on pg 133 Abair Liom.
  • Ceist G .Gramadach : Na Céimeanna comparáide. Learn the comparative phrases and try the accompanying exercise on pg134.

e.g beag ,níos lú- small , smaller.  sean , níos sine- old, older.

 

 

 

Use your dictionary to help you or visit www.focloir.ie for an online dictionary

Maths:

  1. Tables Champion. Check -up 4. Last page of your book.
  2. Games

Practice your tables – keep trying table shoot out or playing multiplication snap with a family member.

Complete Daily 10 mental Maths Challenge on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Online game to practice multiplication facts

https://coolsciencelab.com/math_magician.html

  1. Cracking Maths: Money: Chapter 21 pg. 148 Questions 4 and 5, pg. 149 to 151

 

 

 

Ideas for working with Money in Everyday Life.

  • Give your child receipts and bills with totals removed and ask them to estimate the cost of the bill by rounding.
  • Encourage your child to keep a running total while shopping for a few items. g. This could be done as part of an internet shop or using supermarket catalogues.
  • Create opportunities for your child to handle money and work within budgets.
  • Encourage your child to look at value for money. Is it better value to get 6 bananas for €1.50 or 10 bananas for €2?
  • Use the internet or catalogues e.g. Toy catalogues, supermarket catalogues to compare the cost of certain items. for example, books, CDs. Etc
  • Menus from local restaurants can provide excellent opportunities for pupils to work with money using real world situations. Which dish is the most expensive?Look at dishes on the menu. Arrange them in order, of cost, starting with the cheapest/dearest. Compare the cost of two dishes.

 

Games/Tasks /Activities for exploring Money

https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/15289/

S.E.S.E

History :          The Romans.

This week I would like you to learn about Roman schools.

Roman schools taught three main subjects – reading, maths and public speaking. Boys went to school from around 7yrs to 16. Girls mostly stayed at home where they were taught to cook and weave cloth. However, girls from rich families also learned to read, write, and keep accounts.

The link below will bring you to more information about Roman schools.

It contains a short PowerPoint and a compare and contrast activity.

https://tinyurl.com/Roman-schools

 

Optional activity:  Write a diary as a Roman child, describing what their life was like and the differences between the lives of boys and girls.

 

Religion:

Grow in Love Pupil Book- Theme 12- Lesson 4. End of Year Review: How We Have Grown In Love.

You can access Grow in Love resources online. Go to https://app.growinlove.ie/en

Login as Username– trialgrowinlove.ie and Password growinlove

 

S.P.H.E:  

RSE week.  A separate email has been sent for the attention of parents. Please check your email account for details and booklets on Wednesday.

Wellbeing: 

The padlet has been updated with some nice ideas and websites to explore wellbeing.

https://padlet.com/patriciasadlier/f3zq0trvxoydnq64

These are some of the ideas you will see on the padlet.

Short Meditation clips    on

https://thoughtbubbles.org.uk/try-thought-bubbles

Well -being and mental health.

https://www.walkinmyshoes.ie/schools/primary-school/resources

Breathe – Self regulation and relaxation techniques for children

https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

Other

P.E

  • Go noodle and Cosmic Yoga on YouTube have P.E and mindfulness activities.
  • Fyffes workout- offering live workouts daily. Past videos are on their website. Workouts are for indoors and outdoors.

http://fyffesfitsquad.ie/

  • Joe Wicks also has lots of videos online and is live weekday mornings at 9am.
  • Local GAA clubs like Castletown GAA have been posting drills up on their Facebook pages.
  • https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/ Lots of P.E episodes in Irish and English.

 

Art

 

This week why not try some bean and seed art.

You will need

  • Scrap cardboard for the background
  • PVA glue
  • Pencil for sketching out your animal
  • Dried beans or seeds.
  • Paint (Acrylic paint is best if you have it)

Steps- Sketch your design with a pencil, then glue down your beans /and seeds and let the glue dry. Finally paint over your beans and seeds or leave some unpainted if you prefer.

Music

This week why not sing along to some songs from The Musicals

Pick one you like and give it a go.

From Oliver” Food Glorious Food” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0qSDxxtCGM

From Mary Poppins “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZNRzc3hWvE

From The Jungle Book “ Bare necessities” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ivNpDnvEvA

Online books

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk   Free e-books listed by age.

https://www.getepic.com/- offering free 30-day access to online children’s books.

https://www.storylineonline.net This is a free literacy resource where the world’s best storytellers read to children. Books at different levels.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet-services/world-book/  Information books to help   with projects and reports etc.

 

If you would like to send on work or contact me with a question, you can email me at amurphy@tarahillns.ie.

You can also send in a photograph of a piece of work you are proud of.

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4th Class Covid Work 25/5/20

Good Morning 4th class.

Well done on keeping up your schoolwork and thank you to those who have been sending me photos and pictures of what you have been up to at home.

It has been lovely to see them.

Below are the suggestions for this week’s work.

As it is a four-day week, work for this week has been reduced. As always please set your own pace for schoolwork and don’t worry if it doesn’t get completed.

Every family is different so please use the suggestions below as a guide to how you might plan your weekly learning.

 

English:

  1. Spellings Made Fun– Move on to List 30 and complete the activities over 4 days, children are used to this process. Spellings can also be put into sentences in English Hardbacks. look up any words you don’t know in your dictionary.
  2. Exercise your English: Unit 14 pgs. 82and 83 (Reading Comprehension)
  3. Go with the Flow: Complete a page of cursive handwriting each day.
  4. Reading: Remember to try to do 20 /30 minutes reading each day, using children’s own books or from books online.
  • Work based on your reader. Draw a poster advertising your book.
  • Write down any new words you have seen in your book and look up their definition.
  1. Talk about the best book you have read so far this year with a family member. How would you rate it? Why was it your favourite? Was it because of the characters? Was it the plot? The way it made you feel? or the ending?

 

Gaeilge:

  1. Watch and listen to TG4 for 10 minutes daily.
  2. Continue to keep your weather diary.

You can use the grid on pg128 of Abair Liom to help lay out your diary.

  1. This week why not try going to  https://www.folensonline.ie  following the link and login information given out  on previous weeks.

Abair Liom F.  Theme: Aimsir.  Try clicking on:

  • Scéal – 16. An aimsir ar fud an domhain – Scéal digiteach , click on the icon to hear the story and read along on pg 130 of Abair Liom.
  • Amhrán – Ní Maith Liom an Ghrian- Listen to the song. Words are on the screen.

 

Use your dictionary to help you or visit www.focloir.ie for an online dictionary

Maths:

  1. Tables Champion: Complete week 30, 4 days in a week.
  2. Games

Practice your tables – keep trying table shoot out or playing multiplication snap with a family member.

Complete Daily 10 mental Maths Challenge on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Online game to practice multiplication facts

https://coolsciencelab.com/math_magician.html

  1. Cracking Maths: Money: Chapter 21 pgs. 147 and 148 Q 1-3.
  2. Maths Mate: Chapter 8. Pg24 Money

 

 

Ideas for working with Money in Everyday Life.

  • Give your child receipts and bills with totals removed and ask them to estimate the cost of the bill by rounding.
  • Encourage your child to keep a running total while shopping for a few items. g. This could be done as part of an internet shop or using supermarket catalogues.
  • Create opportunities for your child to handle money and work within budgets.
  • Encourage your child to look at value for money. Is it better value to get 6 bananas for €1.50 or 10 bananas for €2?
  • Use the internet or catalogues e.g. Toy catalogues, supermarket catalogues to compare the cost of certain items. for example, books, CDs. Etc
  • Menus from local restaurants can provide excellent opportunities for pupils to work with money using real world situations. Which dish is the most expensive?Look at dishes on the menu. Arrange them in order, of cost, starting with the cheapest/dearest. Compare the cost of two dishes.

 

Games/Tasks /Activities for exploring Money

https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/15289/

S.E.S.E

History

The Romans.

This week I would like you to learn about Roman Numerals.

To learn more about Roman Numerals visit the link below.

https://tinyurl.com/Roman-numerals-4th

When you click on the link you will see an Introductory PowerPoint about Roman Numerals and a number chart explaining roman numerals. There are also some optional worksheets you might like to try.

 

Science

  • Small World: Unit 18: Materials and Change 109 and activities

 Primary science: supporting children's learning: 2.5 ...

Religion:

Grow in Love Pupil Book- Theme 11- Mass- Lesson 1

You can access Grow in Love resources online. Go to https://app.growinlove.ie/en

Login as Username– trialgrowinlove.ie and Password growinlove

 

S.P.H.E:  

Gratitude Challenge

This week try to keep a gratitude jar. Each day write down five things you are grateful for and add them to your jar. You might be grateful for a person, a place, a thing, or something that happened that day. It might be something as small as having your favourite dinner that day.

At the end of the week take them out and read them.

 

Wellbeing:  Breathe – Self regulation and relaxation techniques for children

https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

Other

P.E

  • Go noodle and Cosmic Yoga on YouTube have P.E and mindfulness activities.
  • Fyffes workout- offering live workouts daily. Past videos are on their website. Workouts are for indoors and outdoors.

http://fyffesfitsquad.ie/

  • Joe Wicks also has lots of videos online and is live weekday mornings at 9am.
  • Local GAA clubs like Castletown GAA have been posting drills up on their Facebook pages.
  • https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/ Lots of P.E episodes in Irish and English.

 

Theme Week

 

This week’s theme is MasterChef  Week. This is your week to display your talent as a baker or an up and coming chef. You can either send in a copy of your favourite recipe or even better send us a picture of the finished product.  Please send in your pictures to my email address so they can be uploaded on the website next week. Don’t forget to include your name and class with your work.

Music

https://dabbledoomusic.com/  Free enrolment to parents.

This week why not check out their Irish course and learn about traditional Irish music, Irish instruments, and the history of Irish music.

 

Online books

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk   Free e-books listed by age.

https://www.getepic.com/- offering free 30-day access to online children’s books.

https://www.storylineonline.net This is a free literacy resource where the world’s best storytellers read to children. Books at different levels.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet-services/world-book/  Information books to help   with projects and reports etc.

 

If you would like to send on work or contact me with a question, you can email me at amurphy@tarahillns.ie.

 

4th Class Covid Work 18/5/20

Good Morning 4th class.

Well done on keeping up your schoolwork. Below are the suggestions for this week’s work. As always please set your own pace for schoolwork for the week and don’t worry if it doesn’t get completed. This work is not meant to put extra pressure on your family.  It is just a guide to how you might plan out your learning. Try your best to give things a go but remember to also enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

 

English:

  1. Spellings Made Fun- Move on to List 29 and complete the activities over 4 days, children are used to this process. Spellings can also be put into sentences in English Hardbacks. look up any words you don’t know in your dictionary.
  2. Exercise your English: Complete the following Work: Unit 13 pgs. 78and 79 (Report writing and Grammar)
  3. Go with the Flow: Complete a page of cursive handwriting each day.
  4. Reading: Remember to try to do 20 /30 minutes reading each day, using children’s own books or from books online.
  • Work based on your reader. This week why not try to write a new ending to your book.

Decide what you would change and write two or three paragraphs.

  • Write down any new words you have seen in your book and look up their definition.
  • Talk about your book with a family member. Talk about the characters, setting, the plot, predict what will happen next. Would you recommend your book to them? Why/why not?
  1. Writing – As above
  • A Report on A famous Person taken from Exercise Your English

 

  • Write a new ending to your book.

Gaeilge:

  1. Watch and listen to TG4 for 10 minutes daily.
  2. Try to keep a weather diary for the next two weeks.

You can use the grid on pg128 of Abair Liom to help lay out your diary.

  1. This week why not try going to  https://www.folensonline.ie  following the links given out  on previous weeks.

We are still learning about Aimsir.  Try clicking on:

  • Foclóir- Revise your vocabulary.
  • Éist agus tarraing nó scríobh, -Click on the microphone icon to hear a recording. This will help you to complete Question. G Éist agus Tarraing nó scríóbh.on lch 128 of Abair Liom.
  • Dán- Listen to the poem An Aimsir and follow the words on pg 129 of Abair Liom.

 

Use your dictionary to help you or visit www.focloir.ie for an online dictionary

Maths:

  1. Tables Champion: Complete week 29, 4 days in a week, children are used to this pattern.
  2. Games

Practice your tables – try a table shoot out with another family member to test your speed.   Players stand back to back. A question is called out 7 x 6. The first player to shout bang bang and say the correct answer is the winner. Could be made into the best of ten games.

Use a pack of playing cards to practice multiplication. Turn two cards over: multiply the cards, who can answer first. Like “snap” the winner is the person with the most cards at the end.

  1. Complete Daily 10 mental Maths Challenge on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
  2. Cracking Maths: Money: Chapter 21 pgs. 145 and 146.
  3. Maths Mate: Chapter 29 pg. 87

Online games to practice number facts

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

If you have been using Folens online already for Irish, there is a nice little money game on their site to revise the value of money. Click on Planet Maths 4th, Resources, topic: Money.

 

Ideas for working with Money in Everyday Life.

  • Give your child receipts and bills with totals removed and ask them to estimate the cost of the bill by rounding.
  • Encourage your child to keep a running total while shopping for a few items. g. This could be done as part of an internet shop or using supermarket catalogues.
  • Create opportunities for your child to handle money and work within budgets.
  • Encourage your child to look at value for money. Is it better value to get 6 bananas for €1.50 or 10 bananas for €2?
  • Use the internet or catalogues e.g. Toy catalogues, supermarket catalogues to compare the cost of certain items. for example, books, CDs. Etc
  • Menus from local restaurants can provide excellent opportunities for pupils to work with money using real world situations. Which dish is the most expensive?Look at dishes on the menu. Arrange them in order, of cost, starting with the cheapest/dearest. Compare the cost of two dishes.

 

Games/Tasks /Activities for exploring Money

https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/15289/

S.E.S.E

History

  1. This term we would have been studying The Romans.

This week I would like you to do some reading about Roman Clothes

Mr. McSweeney History Hub - Ancient Rome

The following sites have some information to help you with your learning.

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome/clothing.php

https://www.historyforkids.net/roman-clothing.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/clothes.htm

 

 

Science

  • Small World: Unit 18: Materials and Change 107 and 108

Why not try some of the investigations on page 108.

 

Don’t forget to ask for an adult’s help to carry them out.

Religion:

Grow in Love Pupil Book- Theme 10- Reconciliation

You can access Grow in Love resources online. Go to https://app.growinlove.ie/en

Login as Username– trialgrowinlove.ie and Password growinlove

 

S.P.H.E:  

Why not try to go on a mindfulness walk outside.

Walk slowly, take your time to stop and close your eyes and even sit for a while.  Remember to take deep breaths and to really listen to the sounds around you. Notice the smells, the air, the feel of the ground. Try to only concentrate on being outside and listening to the sounds around you. If other thoughts creep into your head, acknowledge them and then try to go back to listening quietly to the sounds around.

Wellbeing:  Breathe – Self regulation and relaxation techniques for children

https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

Other

P.E

  • Try Go noodle and Cosmic Yoga on YouTube for some P.E ideas.

They also have ideas on mindfulness.

  • Fyffes workout- offering live workouts daily. Past videos are on their website. Workouts are for indoors and outdoors.

http://fyffesfitsquad.ie/

  • Joe Wicks also has lots of videos online and is live weekday mornings at 9am.
  • Local GAA clubs like Castletown GAA have been posting drills up on their Facebook pages or make up your own drill stations /obstacle course in the garden with star jumps, jumping jacks, sprints etc.

 

Art

(Our Virtual Art Gallery)

This week you have an opportunity to display your talents as an artist on the school’s website. Pick any piece of art you have already completed  this year or if you like create something new of your choice, photograph it and send it to my email address to have it included on next week’s page. Don’t forget to include your name and class on your work.

 

You can choose anything – clay, junk art, painting, craft. Whatever you like, anything goes!

Music

Learn about the different instruments of the Orchestra.

https://www.classicsforkids.com/games.html

 

Online books

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk   Free e-books listed by age.

https://www.getepic.com/- offering free 30-day access to online children’s books.

https://www.storylineonline.net This is a free literacy resource where the world’s best storytellers read to children. Books at different levels.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet-services/world-book/  Information books to help   with projects and reports etc.

 

If you would like to send on work or contact me with a question, you can email me at amurphy@tarahillns.ie.

You can also send in a photograph of a piece of work you are proud of.

 

 

________________________________________________________________________________

4th Class Covid Work 11/5/20

Good Morning 4th class.

Below are the suggestions for work for this week. As always please set your own pace for schoolwork for the week and don’t worry if it doesn’t get completed. This work is not meant to put extra pressure on your family. It is just a guide. Pick what you would like to do and give it a go!

 

English:

  1. Spellings Made Fun- Move on to List 28 and complete the activities over 4 days, children are used to this process. Spellings can also be put into sentences in English Hardbacks. look up any words you don’t know in your dictionary.
  2. Exercise your English: Complete the following Work: Unit 13 pgs. 74and 75 (Oral Language work and Prefixes)
  3. Go with the Flow: Complete a page of cursive handwriting each day.
  4. Reading: Remember to try to do 20 /30 minutes reading each day, using children’s own books or from books online.
  • Work based on your reader. This week redesign the cover of your book and make a list of 5 Titles that you think would make a better name for your book.
  • Write down any new words you have seen in your book and look up their definition.
  • Talk about your book with a family member. Talk about the characters, setting, the plot, predict what will happen next. Would you recommend your book to them? Why/why not?
  1. Writing –
  • Why not try making your own pizza and designing you own pizza toppings. Then write out your recipe.

 

or

 

  • Based on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl design a new room for the chocolate factory. Be as descriptive as you can. Use lots of adjectives to describe the room .

 

 

Gaeilge:

  1. Watch and listen to TG4 for 10 minutes daily.
  2. Revise all vocabulary and phrases in Gaeilge hardback. Parents can call out words or phrases in English and children have to call out the same in Irish.

 

  1. Look at the verbs listed on the top of page 127 and go over them, then try completing activity F Q 1-5 .

Beir (  catch ), Clois ( hear), Ith ( eat), Tabhair ( give) Tar ( come)

 

  1. Use your dictionary to help you or visit focloir.ie for an online dictionary.
  2. Read back through all stories completed in each Chapter Mé Féin, Bia, Sa Bhaile, An Scoil, Siopadóireacht agus Éadaí.

 

Due to school closures Folens (publisher of Abair Liom) are allowing parents free access to their digital resources.

Go to folensonline.ie and click register, select teacher, fill in a username, email and a password. For school roll number use Prim20.  This allows you access to the posters, stories and vocabulary you have been using in class during the year.

 

This week why not try going to   https://www.folensonline.ie

Click on Theme and choose   An aimsir . 

Foclóir- Revise your new vocabulary.

Comhrá- Listen to the conversation and follow the story on pg 125. Of Abair Liom.

 

Look back over your list of foclóir and frásaí .

 

Maths:

  1. Tables Champion: Complete week 28, 4 days in a week, children are used to this pattern.
  2. Practice your tables – try a table shoot out with another family member to test your speed.  Players stand back to back. A question is called out 7 x 6. The first player to shout bang bang and say the correct answer is the winner. Could be made into the best of ten games.
  3. Use a pack of playing cards to practice multiplication. Turn two cards over: multiply the cards, who can answer first. Like “snap” the winner is the person with the most cards at the end.
  4. Complete Daily 10 mental Maths Challenge on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
  5. Cracking Maths: Chapter 19. Number Sentences. Pgs.143-144
  6. Maths Mate: Chapter 29 pg86

Online games to practice multiplication and division.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

http://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  – practices addition, subtraction, multiplication and division by bursting balloons as quickly as you can.

S.E.S.E

History

  1. This term we would have been studying The Romans.

This week I would like you to do some reading about Roman Houses

The following sites have some information to help you with your learning.

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome/housing_and_homes.php

https://www.historyforkids.net/roman-houses.html http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/houses/Roman/features.htm

 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t2-h-5753-roman-houses-information-powerpoint ( registration is for free)

 

Take a virtual tour of a roman Domus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDiqKUzSeZM

Science

  • Small World: Unit 18: Materials and Change pg. 105-106 with activities.

 

Religion:

Grow in Love Pupil Book- Theme 9.  Lessons 1 and 2. The Pilgrim Church

You can access Grow in Love resources online. Go to https://app.growinlove.ie/en

Login as Username– trialgrowinlove.ie and Password growinlove

 

S.P.H.E:  

Write an acrostic poem using the word THANKFUL.   Starting with each letter write down something you are thankful for.

e.g   Talents

Hospital staff

A……

 

 

Other

P.E

  • Try Go noodle and Cosmic Yoga on YouTube for some P.E ideas.

They also have ideas on mindfulness.

  • Fyffes workout- offering live workouts daily. Past videos are on their website. Workouts are for indoors and outdoors.

http://fyffesfitsquad.ie/

  • Joe Wicks also has lots of videos online and is live weekday mornings at 9am.
  • Local GAA clubs like Castletown GAA have been posting drills up on their Facebook pages or make up your own drill stations /obstacle course in the garden with star jumps, jumping jacks, sprints etc.

 

Art

Create your own Roman Mosaic

3rd Grade Roman Mosaic - Lessons - Tes Teach                 paper mosaic | Mosaic art projects, Mosaic art, School art projects

The floors of Roman buildings were often richly decorated with mosaics. Mosaics were made from tiny coloured stones which they called tesserae

You can make your own mosaics using a large piece of card, some scraps of coloured card and textured card, glue and a scissors. You will need to draw the outline of your design on a large card and then cut the paper scraps into small squares. Glue the smaller squares onto the large card following the outline of your design.

Music

There are lots of famous Italian composers e.g. Vivaldi, Verdi, Rossini etc.  If you are interested why not listen to some of their pieces this week.

Some useful websites for the children to explore:

  • All sorts of engaging educational videos for Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

  • Free Science lessons

https://mysteryscience.com

https://www.sciences-sparks.com

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub

 

General Resources.

CJ Fallon publishers of Small World and other educational books are allowing parents free access to their books and resources. Go to their web page.

Click on Student Resources and then filter to the class and interactive you would like to view.

https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources

 

General Maths sites

https://www.khanacademy.org/math – free registration.

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

 

Awesome printable resources for kids

https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk

Online books

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk   Free e-books listed by age.

https://www.getepic.com/- offering free 30-day access to online children’s books.

https://www.storylineonline.net This is a free literacy resource where the world’s best storytellers read to children. Books at different levels.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

If you would like to send on work or contact me with a question , you can email me at amurphy@tarahillns.ie.

4th Class Covid Work 4/5/20

Good Morning 4th class.

Below are the suggestions for work for this week. Please set your own pace for schoolwork and don’t worry if it doesn’t get completed. This work is not meant to put extra pressure on your family. It is just a guide to help you set out this week’s learning. Try your best and give it a go.

English:

  1. Spellings Made Fun- Move on to List 27 and complete the activities over 4 days, children are used to this process. Spellings can also be put into sentences in English Hardbacks. look up any words you don’t know in your dictionary.
  2. Exercise your English: Complete the following Work: Unit 12 pgs. 72 and 73 (Narrative writing and Plurals)
  3. Go with the Flow: Complete a page of cursive handwriting each day.
  4. Reading: Remember to try to do 20 /30 minutes reading each day, using children’s own books or from books online.
  • Work based on your reader. This week pick one chapter from your book and complete a visualisation exercise. Like a film maker imagine what the setting would look like on the big screen and draw a picture.
  • Write down any new words you have seen in your book and look up their definition.
  • Talk about your book with a family member. Talk about the characters, setting, the plot, predict what will happen next. Would you recommend your book to them? Why/why not?
  1. Writing -This week your writing will be your Geography report on Italy.

 

Gaeilge:

  1. Watch and listen to TG4 for 10 minutes daily.
  2. Revise all vocabulary and phrases in Gaeilge hardback. Parents can call out words or phrases in English and children have to call out the same in Irish.
  3. Try writing sentences using some present tense verbs. Use the structure – verb, who, what, where, to write your sentences.

 

Try these Aimsir  Láithreach verbs this week-  Feicim  ( I see ), Tá  (is), ,Cloisim ( I hear)

Use the list below to help you write some sentences.

 

Duine                                       Ag                                            Áit

An dochtúir                             ag damhsa                              ar scoil

An múinteoir                           ag ithe                                     sa siopa.

An garda                                 ag ól                                        sa chistin

An feirmeoir                           ag léamh                                 sa pháirc.

An runaí                                  ag canadh                               sa chlós

An tíománaí                            ag obair                                   san ospidéal

Siofra                                       ag rith                                     san oifig

Séan                                        ag gáire                                   ag an trá

 

e.g  Cloisim an múinteoir ag  canadh  ar scoil.

 

You can find a list of verbs to help you on pg. 181 of Abair Liom F.

 

  1. Use your dictionary to help you or visit focloir.ie for an online dictionary.
  2. Read back through all stories completed in each Chapter Mé Féin, Bia, Sa Bhaile, An Scoil, Siopadóireacht agus Éadaí.

 

Due to school closures Folens (publisher of Abair Liom) are allowing parents free access to their digital resources.

Go to folensonline.ie and click register, select teacher, fill in a username, email and a password. For school roll number use Prim20.  This allows you access to the posters, stories and vocabulary you have been using in class during the year.

 

This week why not try going to   https://www.folensonline.ie

Click on Theme and choose   An aimsir , Choose  Póstaer – 15. Na séasúir. 

Scéal-Listen to the story being read, Foclóir-learn and practice your new vocabulary.

Look back over your list of foclóir and frásaí emailed last week.

 

If you want try pg 126  Section D – Scríobh n.a habairtí in Abair Liom.

 

Pretend to be a weather forecaster and practice some of your  phrases by dragging icons onto  the map on Cúla 4 https://www.cula4.com/games/aimsir/index.html

 

Maths:

  1. Tables Champion: Complete week 27, 4 days in a week, children are used to this pattern.
  2. Practice your tables – try a table shoot out with another family member to test your speed.  Players stand back to back. A question is called out 7 x 6. The first player to shout bang bang and say the correct answer is the winner. Could be made into the best of ten games.
  3. Use a pack of playing cards to practice multiplication. Turn two cards over: multiply the cards, who can answer first. Like “snap” the winner is the person with the most cards at the end.
  4. Complete Daily 10 mental Maths Challenge on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
  5. Cracking Maths: Chapter 19. Number Sentences. Pgs. 138 Q2 -142.

Online games to practice multiplication and division.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

https://www.multiplication.com/games/division-games  – practices division with video arcade style games.

S.E.S.E

History

  1. This term we would have been studying The Romans.

This week I would like you to do some reading about the Roman Army.

These websites will be helpful in finding more information.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwmpfg8/articles/zqbnfg8 http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/romans/soldiers.html

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome_army_legions.php

Video – A Day in The Life of a Roman Soldier – Robert Garland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5e7cl19Ha0

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t2-h-229-roman-soldier-uniform-information-powerpoint

 

Optional- I will attach “Label a Roman Soldier” worksheet to the email.

 

Geography

 

  1. After starting your research last week, this week begin writing your report on a famous Italian landmark, town or city that interests you. You might want to learn more about Rome or Venice. You might want to learn about the leaning tower of Pisa.

 

This could be done on an A4 piece of paper or in a scrapbook.

These sites may be helpful in gathering information.

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/italy-facts.html

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/italy/

 

Religion:

Grow in Love Pupil Book- theme 8.  The church. Lessons 3 and 4. Read through with your child and discuss the information with them.

You can access Grow in Love resources online. Go to https://app.growinlove.ie/en

Login as Username– trialgrowinlove.ie and Password growinlove

S.P.H.E:  

Think about a time you were successful this year. Write about a paragraph about it and then think about why you succeeded. Was it because you worked hard? Was it because you practiced a lot? You succeeded at something because you asked for help or because you just believed in yourself?………….

Other

P.E

  • Try Go noodle and Cosmic Yoga on YouTube for some P.E ideas.

They also have ideas on mindfulness.

  • Fyffes workout- offering live workouts daily. Past videos are on their website. Workouts are for indoors and outdoors.

http://fyffesfitsquad.ie/

  • Joe Wicks also has lots of videos online and is live weekday mornings at 9am.
  • Local GAA clubs like Castletown GAA have been posting drills up on their Facebook pages or make up your own drill stations /obstacle course in the garden with star jumps, jumping jacks, sprints etc.

 

Art

Continue work on your Mini Junk Art Project Using Lego, clay, cardboard boxes, yoghurt cartons, papier mache or whatever is available to create a 3D model of a famous Italian Landmark e.g. The leaning tower of Pizza, the Colosseum or a replica of Mount Vesuvius.

 

Or   Create and make your own Roman shield from cardboard.

You can make and design your shield from whatever material is in your house or if you want you can copy the shield in this link.

http://www.show.me.uk/editorial/1191-how-to-make-a-roman-shield

 

Some useful websites for the children to explore:

  • All sorts of engaging educational videos for Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

  • Free Science lessons

https://mysteryscience.com

https://www.sciences-sparks.com

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub

 

General Resources.

CJ Fallon publishers of Small World and other educational books are allowing parents free access to their books and resources. Go to their web page.

Click on Student Resources and then filter to the class and interactive you would like to view.

https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources

 

General Maths sites

https://www.khanacademy.org/math – free registration.

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

 

Awesome printable resources for kids

https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk

Online books

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk   Free e-books listed by age.

https://www.getepic.com/- offering free 30-day access to online children’s books.

https://www.storylineonline.net This is a free literacy resource where the world’s best storytellers read to children. Books at different levels.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

If you would like to send on work or contact me with a question , you can email me at amurphy@tarahillns.ie

________________________________________________________________________________

4th Class Covid Work 27/4/20

Below are some suggestions for work for this week. Please set your own pace for schoolwork and don’t worry if it doesn’t get completed. Try your best and give it a go. This work is not meant to put extra pressure on your family. It is a guide to help your learning.

 

English:

  1. Spellings Made Fun- Move on to List 26 and complete the activities over 4 days, children are used to this process. Spellings can also be put into sentences in English Hardbacks. look up any words you don’t know in your dictionary.
  2. Exercise your English: Complete the following Work: Unit 12 pgs. 70 and 71 (Reading and Comprehension)
  3. Go with the Flow: Complete a page of cursive handwriting each day.
  4. Reading: Remember to try to do 20 /30 minutes reading each day, using children’s own books or from books online.
  • Work based on your reader. This week find five examples of where the writer uses interesting words. Copy the words, put them into sentences of your own and explain why you liked them.
  • Write down any new words you have seen in your book and look up their definition.
  • Talk about your book with a family member. Talk about the characters, setting, the plot, predict what will happen next. Would you recommend your book to them? Why/why not?
  1. Free writing -choose one of the following to complete
  • If you had a magic carpet where would you fly or
  • Write out the recipe for your favourite dessert.

 

 

Gaeilge:

  1. Watch and listen to TG4 for 10 minutes daily.
  2. Revise all vocabulary and phrases in Gaeilge hardback. Parents can call out words or phrases in English and children have to call out the same in Irish.
  3. Try writing sentences using the past tense verbs covered in class this year. Use the structure – verb, who, what, where, to write your sentences.

 

 

Try these Aimsir  Chaite verbs this week-  Chonaic mé  ( I saw), Bhí _ (was), ,Chuala mé

Use the list below to help you write some sentences.

 

Duine                                       Ag                                            Áit

An dochtúir                             ag damhsa                              ar scoil

An múinteoir                           ag ithe                                     sa siopa.

An garda                                 ag ól                                        sa chistin

An feirmeoir                           ag léamh                                 sa pháirc.

An runaí                                  ag canadh                               sa chlós

An tíománaí                            ag obair                                   san ospidéal

Siofra                                       ag rith                                     san oifig

Séan                                        ag gáire                                   ag an trá

 

e.g  Chonaic mé an múinteoir ag damhsa sa siopa.

 

You can find a list of verbs to help you on pg. 181 of Abair Liom F.

 

  1. Use your dictionary to help you or visit focloir.ie for an online dictionary.
  2. Read back through all stories completed in each Chapter Mé Féin, Bia, Sa Bhaile, An Scoil, Siopadóireacht agus Éadaí.

 

Due to school closures Folens (publisher of Abair Liom) are allowing parents free access to their digital resources.

Go to folensonline.ie and click register, select teacher, fill in a username, email and a password. For school roll number use Prim20.  This allows you access to the posters, songs, stories, poems and vocabulary you have been using in class during the year.

 

This week why not try going to   https://www.folensonline.ie

Click on Theme and choose   An aimsir , Choose  Póstaer – 15. Na séasúir. 

Scéal-Listen to the story being read, Foclóir-learn and practice your new vocabulary.

A list of foclóir and frásaí in Irish and English are attached to the email.

 

Maths:

  1. Tables Champion: Complete week 27, 4 days in a week, children are used to this pattern.
  2. Practice your tables – try a table shoot out with another family member to test your speed.  Players stand back to back. A question is called out 7 x 6. The first player to shout bang bang and say the correct answer is the winner. Could be made into the best of ten games.
  3. Use a pack of playing cards to practice multiplication. Turn two cards over: multiply the cards, who can answer first. Like “snap” the winner is the person with the most cards at the end.
  4. Complete Daily 10 mental Maths Challenge on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
  5. Cracking Maths: Chapter 19. Number Sentences. Pgs. 135-138 Finish on Q1.

Online games to practice addition and subtraction facts.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/addition-and-subtraction

 

S.E.S.E

History

  1. Continue your work on your time capsule.
  2. This term we would have been studying The Romans.

Below are some links that might be useful in learning/reading about this new topic. These have general information to start us off.

Small World History by CJ Fallon.

https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources

Click on 4th class, SESE, Small World, History, View. Try reading pgs. 24 to 26 this week about the Roman Empire and its Buildings. To access CJ fallon’s online resources you will need an email address to register for free.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t2-h-4502-the-roman-empire-ebook

 

Geography

  1. Small World: Unit 10 -Italy, read pages 60 and 61 and complete activities.
  2. This week start researching a famous Italian landmark, town or city that interests you. You might want to learn more about Rome or Venice. You might want to learn about the leaning tower of Pisa.

 

Next week I would like you to write a report on the topic that interested you. This could be done on an A4 piece of paper or in a scrapbook.

These sites may be helpful in gathering information.

https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/italy-facts.html

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/italy/

 

Religion:

Grow in Love Pupil Book- move on to theme 8.  The church. Lessons 1-3. Read through with your child and discuss the information with them.

 

S.P.H.E:  

Write a list of your best qualities. Try to think as of many as you can on your own. At the end ask a family member if they can add to your list.

e.g.   I am brave, I am kind. …..

 

Other

P.E

  • Try Go noodle and Cosmic Yoga on YouTube for some P.E ideas.

They also have ideas on mindfulness.

  • Joe Wicks also has lots of videos online and is live weekday mornings at 9am.
  • Local GAA clubs like Castletown GAA have been posting drills up on their Facebook pages or make up your own drill stations /obstacle course in the garden with star jumps, jumping jacks, sprints etc. Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.

Art

Design a mask for Carnevale as part of your activities in Small World.

or

Mini Junk Art Project Using Lego, clay, cardboard boxes, yoghurt cartons, papier mache or whatever is available create a 3D model of a famous Italian Landmark e.g. The leaning tower of Pizza, the Colosseum or a replica of Mount Vesuvius.

Artist creates the Pisa landmark on the side of paper cups ...       Craft / Building A Roman Amphitheatre – Clara and Macy        Mt Vesuvius Volcano and Pompeii | Volcano projects, Pompeii ...

 

 

Some useful websites for the children to explore:

  • All sorts of engaging educational videos for Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

  • Free Science lessons

https://mysteryscience.com

https://www.sciences-sparks.com

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub

 

General Resources.

CJ Fallon publishers of Small World and other educational books are allowing parents free access to their books and resources. Go to their web page.

Click on Student Resources and then filter to the class and interactive you would like to view.

https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources

 

General Maths sites

https://www.khanacademy.org/math – free registration.

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

 

Awesome printable resources for kids

https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk

Online books

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk   Free e-books listed by age.

https://www.getepic.com/- offering free 30-day access to online children’s books.

https://www.storylineonline.net This is a free literacy resource where the world’s best storytellers read to children. Books at different levels.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

If you would like to send on work or contact me with a question , you can email me at amurphy@tarahillns.ie

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4th Class Work Suggestions March 30th- April 3rd

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well.

Below are the new work suggestions for the week ahead.

English:

  1. Spellings Made Fun- Move on to do one list of spellings each week and complete the activities over 4 days, children are used to this process. Spellings can also be put into sentences in English Hardbacks or look up each word in dictionary.
  2. Exercise your English: Complete the following Work; Unit 8 Revision pg. 46 Dictionary Skills, pg. 47 Phonics and pg. 48 Grammar
  3. Go with the Flow: Complete a page of cursive handwriting each day.
  4. Reading; using children’s own books or from books online, read the chapters and write a summary on the chapter. When book is finished write a quiz based on the book in English Hardback.
  5. Free Writing Copies: Choose one this week
  • If I won the lotto I would…
  • One of my favourite memories is.
  • Write a shopping list and estimate how much each item will cost.

Gaeilge:

  1. Watch and listen to TG4 for 10 minutes daily.
  2. Revise all vocabulary and phrases in Gaeilge hardback. Parents can call out words or phrases in English and children have to call out the same in Irish.
  3. Read back through all stories completed in each Chapter Mé Féin, Bia, Sa Bhaile, An Scoil, Siopadóireacht agus Éadaí.

Maths:

  1. Maths Mate: ‘In Your Head’ sections complete one a week. Complete pgs. 36 and 41 on Length.
  2. Tables Champion: Complete a new week, 4 days in a week, children are used to this pattern.
  3. Complete Daily 10 mental Maths Challenge on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10
  4. Cracking Maths: Complete Chapter on 2d shapes beginning on pg. 125.

S.E.S.E

  1. Continue to work on project about China from the following areas: Beijing, Gobi Desert, Yellow River, Hong Kong, Mount Everest or the Great Wall of China. If you have completed this on one or more area, I would suggest you research some of the other areas and add them to your project.
  2. Look at and research Life in Medieval Ireland and record information in SESE Hardbacks under the following headings: Timelines, Location, Homes, Food, Culture/ Beliefs and any other interesting facts.
  3. Small World: Revise the chapter on Magnets unit 14 Page 83.

Religion:

  1. Grow in Love Pupil Book- move on to theme 6. Read through with your child and discuss the information with them. Move on accordingly each week in book.

S.P.H.E:

Attitude of Gratitude:

  1. I’m grateful for ……..
  2. Think about all of the things you are lucky to have.
  3. Think about family, friends, your home, school, pets or nature.
  4. Draw 4 small pictures of things you are thankful for.

Other:

  1. Revise Sea Shanty “Fall Down Billy O’Shea- this is a great song to get the whole family involved.
  2. Children can experiment with different art ideas from going online and following instructions or simply using their imagination and the materials they have available to them to create their own masterpieces.

Some useful websites for the children to explore:

  • All sorts of engaging educational videos for Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

  • Free Science lessons

https://mysteryscience.com

https://www.sciences-sparks.com

Awesome printable resources for kids

https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk

If you have any questions or want to send me some pictures of their work , you can contact me on Ms.Murphy’s school email this week amurphy@tarahillns.ie.

Kind regards,

Miss Donohoe

Please also see below suggested resources from the SET – Special Education Team

If you have any questions you can contact us on our school emails – pgrey@tarahillns.ie, hfurlong@tarahillns.ie, rmcgirr@tarahillns.ie

Covid 19- I Can Help by Carol Grey from ncse.ie

  • Book Creator app
  • Twinkl for SEN

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4th Class Emergency Closure Work March 12th

 English:

Spellings Made Fun pg’s, 50- 53 list 22 and 23 and complete activities over two week period. Put each word into a sentence in your Free Writing copy. Dictionary work- look up the meaning of the words on your spelling list.

 

Daily reading and writing book reports in free writing copies.

 

Exercise your English pg 66- Explanation writing. Choosing a scientific question and finding an explanation for it.

 

Complete Free writing using own imagination. Some ideas:

  • A cozy spot at home.
  • A day at the beach.
  • A day in the desert.
  • A funny time in my family.
  • A great day with a friend.
  • A great place to go.
  • A great treehouse.
  • A helpful person I have met.

 

Maths:

 

Tables Champion: complete pg’s 32 and 33 week 23 and 24 over two-week period.

 

Maths Mate: pg’s 31 and 32 Patterns.

 

Maths Mate: Complete any “In your head” pages of topics we have covered previously.

 

Gaeilge:

 

Revise All foclóir from topics covered previously in Gaeilge hardback.

 

SESE:

 

Complete a project on one or more of the following areas in China:

Beijing, Gobi Desert, Yellow River, Hong Kong, Mount Everest, Great Wall of China. – To be completed in scrapbook, should take at least 5 pages of scrapbook.

 

 

Optional Work:

 

  • Write a daily weather report.
  • Write a newspaper article on the Coronavirus in Ireland.
  • Write a daily Schedule of how you help around the house. Documenting jobs completed.
  • Remember to practice sitting in silence with your positive thoughts for 10 minutes each day with no screens or distractions of any kind.
  • Twinkl is a great site for lots of really good resources and they are offering free access for 1 month due to school closures which is brilliant.

  Special Education Team work links below also

Some Useful Websites:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ – great site for lots of subject areas and topics

https://www.topmarks.co.uk  great games for a variety of subject areas (You’ll find Hit the Button here)

https://www.fun4thebrain.com

https://www.mathplayground.com/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page   a good resource with a free ebook library – if you are running out of books at home!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize    – lots of fun games and activities

www.multiplication.com

www.resources.oswego.org/games/
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/

www.mathplayground.com

www.homeschoolmath.net

www.scispy.ie

www.primaryscience.ie

www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone

www.kidsites.com

www.purplemash.com

 

Special Education Team – Emergency Work

Below are some really useful websites that you might like to have a look at:

 

English:

www.readingbear.org – phonics

www.storyberries.com

www.sightwords.com – good for sightwords

www.oxfordowl.co.uk – ebook library and other bits

www.primaryresources.co.uk

 

 

Maths:

www.primaryresources.co.uk

www.aaamath.com

www.nrich.maths.org