June 22nd Work Suggestions

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all in good form and that you enjoyed trying out some of the sports activities last week. We are now at the end of term and school holidays are just here so I wanted to say a big well done and thank you to you all as I know these past few weeks have been strange and it hasn’t been easy for you being away from school and friends. You have done great work both in school this year and at home since school closed and I am very proud of all of you! I was sorry that we could not finish the year together as you have been such a lovely class to work with but it has all been for a very important reason and I look forward to seeing you all when school returns. I hope you all have a lovely summer and that the sun shines so keep smiling 3rd class (almost 4th!!) and take careJ

Parents, I just want to say thank you for your support and hardwork throughout the year also and in particular since our schools closed. I hope you are all well and I wish you all a lovely summer.

Take care

Ms.Egan

 

Hort Elementary

 

English:

Reading every day even just a few pages is really important so keep it going.

  • https://www.getepic.com/ is a really good reading site with access to lots and lots of great books and has free parental access for 30 days. Definitely worth a look if you need more reading material.
  • Oral Language – Why not try a summer themed barrier game? – Draw a summer picture then describe it in detail to someone else giving them directions as they draw it too. Remember don’t let them see yours until they are finished. How well did they listen and how well did you describe it? Change roles after and try it.
  • Reading/Comprehension: Wordwise pg 82 The Great Adventure Day – Read and discuss. Look at pg 83 and answer the questions on A. B+ C can be done orally.
  • Writing: As it’s our last week I’ve put some summer word searches, alphabet challenges etc together HERE along with some writing templates for a summer themed acrostic poem. Remember an acrostic poem is where we start each new sentence with the next letter of the word we are writing about. Try to make sure your sentences suit the topic you choose e.g SEASIDE, SUMMER.
  • Well done to those of you who have finished your Go with the Flow handwriting book and maybe if you haven’t you might like to do a bit this week if the rain hangs around. Keep working at your cursive writing for 4th class and you’ll have your pen licence in no time!

Maths:

  • Now that you are at the end of the year you might like to try THIS tables sheet to see how well you know your tables. Time yourself and see how long it takes you to do the 50 tables questions or see how many you can do in a certain time. Remember do the ones you know really well first and see which ones you find tricky. No pressure it’s just a challenge you might try.

Maths topic: Data

This week we are finishing off with Data. Sometimes instead of words we use graphs or tables to show information e.g a survey on favourite sports

Look at Cracking Maths pg 186/187 for a look at Block Graphs (no spaces between the different columns) and Bar Chart (these have equal space between the columns)

 

Try pg 188 Bar Chart and then try to draw your own bar chart by surveying something at home or you can make up the numbers – favourite foods? Favourite sport? Etc

Make a table similar to the one on pg 189 first to collect your information then try to draw out your own bar chart and use different colours for each column.

You could try pg 192 on the computer with some help if you like.

Why not try some of the activites in the homework section on pg 193/194

Remember bar charts can go vertically or horizontally so try one whichever way you prefer.  I have added a blank graph page HERE if you want to print it out to do your chart but your copy will work just fine too.

 

SESE/ART:  You might like to try this STEM boat building challenge this week or during the summer on a rainy day. https://youtu.be/CQ0qxrcHPto links to a STEM boat challenge . You could also try your own boat building challenge by building a boat that must have a sail, must carry 4 passengers (think toys, Lego ), looks nice, floats without taking in water. See what else you can think of as you explore different materials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ_MCCsC8yk this is a similar challenge but you can use whatever materials you have at home

 

 

P.E

Do laps of the garden while you skip or jump for joy because your school holidays are finally in sight! J

Do try to get out and about as much as possible this summer to stay active and have fun!                                                                         

 

If you want to try another virtual tour I am putting some links here for you to have a look at:

  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/
  2. https://www.nationalgallery.ie/virtual-tour Take a virtual tour of the National Art Gallery by clicking on the photo of each room.
  3. San Diego Zoo is another zoo tour you might like without having to hop on a plane.

If anyone has any questions or needs any extra resources my email address is began@tarahillns.ie Please feel free to forward on any work to me or to send me some pictures of what you’ve been getting up to as I would love to hear from you. Also if you have any problems with any of the resource links please let me know and I can forward the information onto you by email.

Thank you again for a great year and I hope you and all your families have a safe and fun filled summer. You have all been super so well done 3rd class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15th June 2020 3rd Class Work Suggestions

Hi everyone,

How are you all doing? Your school holidays are almost in sight now and I know it is hard to stay focused on work at this time of year so we are reducing the amount of suggestions for you this week. I am just giving ideas for some subject areas but if anyone does want any extra work please just email me began@tarahillns.ie . Instead this week is our School Sports/Active Week so we want you to get outside and have fun as much as possible.

Check out the school padlet https://padlet.com/asunderland1/qj1co9v1bj9ojxfj  to see lots of fun sport/active ideas for each day of the week

Unfortunately we can’t go on a school tour this year but I am including a virtual tour that you might like to try.  Hop on board the sofa bus with your bag of goodies and sit back and explore a virtual tour of Dublin zoo. I love visiting Dublin Zoo and while it’s not quite the same you can have a great look at all the animals and see things that maybe you hadn’t noticed before. No need to pack your rain coat either!

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/virtual-tours-2/

English:

Reading every day even just a few pages is really important so keep it going.

  • https://www.getepic.com/ is a really good reading site with access to lots and lots of great books and has free parental access for 30 days. Definitely worth a look if you need more reading material.
  • Keep up your Read at Home reading until the book is finished ( 1 page daily)
  • Oral Language – Story telling pg 77 Word Wise – use the words to create your own story – try a funny story – use your imagination and retell it to someone at home
  • Reading/Comprehension: Wordwise pg 72 Emily’s Legs (seeing as its Sports week)- Read and discuss. Look at pg 72/73 and answer the questions on A + B . Do c orally by pointing to match.
  • Writing: This week we are going to try some more poetry writing. We are using our senses again to write a summer senses poem –Think about what you see in summer? Hear? Smell? Feel(touch)? Feel (emotion)? Taste? Use one of these template to help you write your poem. Think sun cream, BBQ, ice cream, sand, water fights…
  • Spellings – this week we are going to look at summer word spellings . Mark them, highlight them, make them stick in your memory with colour etc. My Spelling Workbook pg 70/71 Unit 18 summer words and online games if you want to practice them some more.
  • Hand writing – continue Go with the Flow If anyone is finished their book then use your hand writing copy to revise all lower case and capital letters over the coming weeks and some free writing can also be done here in cursive.

Maths:

  • Keep revising your tables and continue onto the next week in Tables Champion until complete. Try Hit the Button again to see how much you’ve improved.

 

Maths topic: Lines and angles

This week we are looking at Lines and angles to follow on from our 2D shape work last week. Lines are all around us but we describe them in different ways depending on the direction they go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3AOoLbA3us&vl=en have a listen to this rap about lines

 

See here for our 4 different line types

 

Have a look around the house to see if you can find these parallel, perpendicular, vertical and horizontal lines. Can you find 10 examples of each line?

Look at pg 166/167 Cracking Maths to see what you know about these lines

Maths Mate pg 66/67 all about lines

 

An angle is the space that is between two lines when they meet at one point

an angle   Right Angle

 

A Right Angle is the name for an angle that is a perfect corner or an L shape

 

Click https://tarahillns-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/began_tarahillns_ie/EjGU42258cRMlDa7y-uA-44BKV_oxhnmjCuydhxb5AGx4g?e=oxzOZUhere for some angle resources to help you

 

Try Cracking Maths pg 172/173 Homework section

 

Explore lines and angles outside and see what you can find too !

 

SPHE:

This week as we get closer to school holidays and hopefully more sunny weather (grey clouds go away please) we need to think about water safety. I hope you will all get a chance to get to the beach or refill your paddling pools so water safety is really important. Remember water can be found in lots of places not just beaches and pools so it’s important to know about water safety on the farm and at home too.

RTÉ Home School Hub PAWS is now on the RTE Home School Hub available by clicking here. and go to the videos for 1st-3rd. The lessons and activities will guide children through Water Safety at home, on farms, in swimming pools, rivers, lakes and of course at the beach. Splash the Bear and River the Otter will show children how to stay safe at these locations, and how keep their family and friends safe too! By taking part not only will children be safer on or near the water, they can also become a PAWS HERO! All resources can also be found by visiting the Teach PAWS website too.

Music:

Keep going at your ukulele guys. Practice those chord changes and go over the songs you have in your folder and the new links from Diarmuid below
🎶 Click here:  Shake It Off- How to Play

Click here:  Shake It Off- Play Through

 

See pdf of lyrics and chords here

 

                                                                          

P.E

This week is Tara Hill Sports Week. When we were in school we had started the ‘Climb up Carrauntoohil Challenge’, where we tried to skip every day and count our skips – we are going to continue with this challenge this week. If you have a skipping rope try to skip every day and record your number of skips and email the amount in to me at the end of the week. We will add them all together and see how many mountains we can climb!

All of the activities and challenges are linked here on this padlet.

Each day there are 4 activities: Sports Day Race, Family Fun Activity, Mini Challenge and Skipping. In the last column of the padlet you will find lots more challenges to keep you busy in June. Don’t forget to take some photographs and send your favourite one to me for the virtual sports gallery which we’ll put together for you all to view.

If anyone has any questions or needs any extra resources my email address is began@tarahillns.ie Please feel free to forward on any work to me or to send me some pictures of what you’ve been getting up to as I would love to hear from you. Also if you have any problems with any of the resource links please let me know and I can forward the information onto you by email.

Stay safe and take care,

Bróna Egan

Third Class SET work

  • Ms Furlong will email suggested work to her pupils.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3rd Class Work Suggestions June 8th

Hi everyone,

I hope all of you are well and that you are helping out at home.  We have only a few more weeks left before your summer holidays and I know it is hard to do schoolwork some days but try your best to do a little every day. As always remember use the suggestions to help you choose work that interests you. You can choose as many or as few that is practical and suitable for you. Sit down and pick out what you can do yourself, what you might need help with and plan from there because it will work differently in every house. You have been doing great work and it has been lovely to see your photos so well done!

 

English:

Reading every day even just a few pages is really important so keep it going.

  • https://www.getepic.com/ is a really good reading site with access to lots and lots of great books and has free parental access for 30 days. Definitely worth a look if you need more reading material.
  • Keep up your Read at Home reading until the book is finished ( 1 page daily)
  • Oral Language – Don’t say it! – Word game. Use this link to play. Describe what you see on the card without using the words listed. Can the other person guess the correct answer from your description? Make it more challenging by setting a timer that you can reduce as you get better at describing.
  • Reading/Comprehension: Wordwise pg 78 Kilkenny – Read and examine the map. Find the different places from the map key then look at pg 78/79 and answer the questions on A. Do B orally
  • Writing: This week we are going to try some poetry writing. As we were looking at our senses last week we are going to follow on by trying a senses poem about an outdoor place of your choice – the garden, the beach, the woods etc. Think about what you see? Hear? Smell? Feel(touch)? Feel (emotion)? Taste? Use one of these template to help you write your poem.
  • Spellings – this week we are going to look at spellings with silent letters. These are all tricky works so you need to look carefully at them and the silent part. Mark them, highlight them, make them stick in your memory with colour etc. py Spelling Workbook pg 66/67 Unit 17 and online games if you want to practice them some more.
  • Hand writing – continue Go with the Flow If anyone is finished their book then use your hand writing copy to revise all lower case and capital letters over the coming weeks and some free writing can also be done here in cursive.

Maths:

  • Keep revising your tables and continue onto the next week in Tables Champion until complete. Try Hit the Button again to see how much you’ve improved.
  • Puzzle: Put the numbers 1-7 in the circles (draw it out) so that each straight line of three numbers adds up to the same amount.
  • Maths puzzle-03-seven-up

 

Maths topic: 2D Shapes

This week we are looking at 2D shapes to follow on from our symmetry work last week. Remember a 2D shape is a flat shape with only length and width.

How many 2D shapes can you name? Make a list.

Look at pg 150 Cracking Maths to revise some basic shapes and to learn more about Hexagons (6 sides)

Use 10 match sticks or pencils etc to see how many 2D shapes you can make.

Maths Mate pg 72 no.1, 5, 6,7,8 ( we’ll look at the angle questions next week)

Try Cracking Maths pg 155/156 Homework section no 5 +6 for practical tasks

 

Tessellation:

When we look at 2D shapes we can see that some shapes will fit together perfectly without leaving any gaps or spaces between them. We say that they tessellate. Not all shapes do this. Look at pg 152 C.M to see 2 examples.

Maths Mate pg 73 and 74 have some tessellation and pattern work that you might like to try.

 

Irish:

An Aimsir – some resources to help you with our weather phrases and vocabulary here

Try to watch the weather forecast (réamhaisnéis na haimsire) as Gaeilge or why not try to present your own simple forecast as Gaeilge at the end of the week using “Bhí sé —— anseo – it was  ——here, Bhí an ghrian ag taitneamh etc.

Abair Liom pg 122/123 Cénsórt aimsire atá ann inniu? Look at the poster page and go through the frásaí and foclóir nua.Try the interactive games for this unit on Folens.

You might like to listen to the scéal online and read along based on the poster. You’’ll find it in the resources that go with the poster page

Look at pg 125 C – go over the words and try to complete the sentences 1-6

Why not try to unjumble the sentences on pg 126 D – use the poster and story to help you with this.

You can play the interactive games that we use in class on Folens online by registering as a teacher and using Prim20 as roll number and opening Abair Liom E.

Look at pg 181 in Abair liom – An t-ainm briathartha . (Remember these are our –ing words) Pick 5 new or tricky ones to learn this week if you wish.

Use your Irish dictionary to help with any other words or try https://www.focloir.ie/

Watch TG4 Cúla4 which is also online.

Register free on duolingo  –   https://www.duolingo.com/  for short daily Irish games/revision and practice.

    

SESE:

The Great Outdoors SVG (With images) | Outdoors theme, The great ...

 

This week is Great Outdoors/Science Week so get out and explore your natural environment.  Why not try a mini beast scavenger hunt or a leaf hunt, make a mini bug hotel or worm hotel, plant something new, identify what are weeds and what are not while helping out in the garden.  Try some outdoor science experiments too. I’ve put some scavenger hunt sheets here and the links below have some other fun outdoor science ideas to suit younger and older kids so everyone can get involved. Write about, draw or photograph something you did and send it in to began@tarahillns.ie

https://www.weareteachers.com/outdoor-science/

https://andreasnotebook.com/25-outdoor-science-experiments-for-kids/

 

Music:

Keep going at your ukulele guys. Practice those chord changes and go over the songs you have in your folder and the new links from Diarmuid which you will find in the work email for June 8th.

 

Get outside again and see what sounds/instruments you can make with objects in your outside environment.

 

Art:

As it’s Great Outdoors/Science Week  if you didn’t try it last week then you could make a piece of natural art outside using leaves, twigs, stones, flowers etc. Why not try a sand sculpture if you can get to the beach  Have a look at some of the ideas here

You Might like to try your own piece of tessellation art either by following the idea in this link

 

SPHE

Sit back and relax and try these nature visualisation/relaxation links:

 

https://soundcloud.com/user-547419318/seaside-relaxation-visualisation-for-children-guided-by-nuala

 

 https://soundcloud.com/user-547419318/listening-to-the-wind-visualisation-for-children-guided-by-emma

 

Religion

Grow in Love theme 10 The Mass lesson 1 At Mass we listen to the word of God

Chat about the different parts of the Church and the special things we see there: sanctuary lamp, lecturn, aisle, altar, tabernacle etc

Read pg 79-82 Grow in Love

 

P.E

As it’s Great Outdoors week, try to go on a slightly longer walk, cycle or run even than usual. Try a relay race around your garden, on the beach or where ever you are out and have space.  If you have chalk you could try to make your own chalk walk for everyone at home to try https://www.ssww.com/blog/5-fun-sidewalk-chalk-activities-and-ideas/

Joe Wicks is still doing his PE classes online which can be a great way to start the day off before you do your other work.

Remember if you like hurling you could join All Star hurler TJ Reid on one of his live PE lessons. Every Tuesday and Thursday on Facebook Live at 12pm

Get outside and do whatever hobby you enjoy most and have fun!

 

If anyone has any questions or needs any extra resources my email address is began@tarahillns.ie Please feel free to forward on any work to me or to send me some pictures of what you’ve been getting up to as I would love to hear from you. Also if you have any problems with any of the resource links please let me know and I can forward the information onto you by email.

Stay safe and take care,

Bróna Egan

Third Class SET work

  • Ms Furlong will email suggested work to her pupils.
  • K5learning.com- Comprehension exercises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 3rd

Hi everyone,

How are you all doing? I hope all of you are well and getting out in the fresh air as much as possible in the lovely sunshine. Thank you to everyone who sent me photos of your cookery masterpieces last week, they looked delicious! As per our school calendar, you’ll be delighted to hear that this is a short 3 day week so I am reducing the work below. I hope that you all enjoy the extra days and that the sun shines. Remember use the suggestions to help you choose work that interests you as it is a bank of ideas that you can choose as many or as few that is practical and suitable for you. Sit down and pick out what you can do yourself, what you might need help with and plan from there because it will work differently in every house.

 

English:

Reading every day even just a few pages is really important so keep it going.

  • https://www.getepic.com/ is a really good reading site with access to lots and lots of great books and has free parental access for 30 days. Definitely worth a look if you need more reading material.
  • Keep up your Read at Home reading until the book is finished ( 1 page daily)
  • Oral Language – Descriptive language game – What am I? Describe a mystery object from your house eg. A toy, a kitchen utensil etc. Can the other person guess what it is from your description? Use descriptive vocabulary such as smooth, rough, curved, straight, larger than, sharp, spikey, round, rectangular, shiny etc. Give detail but don’t make it too easy for them to guess. Can they guess it in 5 clues? 10 clues? Take turns.
  • Reading/Comprehension: Wordwise pg 68 How to Recognise a Witch Read and discuss then look at pg 69 A(Full sentences) B(write the words only) and C ( do orally)
  • Hand writing – continue Go with the Flow If anyone is finished their book then use your hand writing copy to revise all lower case and capital letters over the coming weeks and some free writing can also be done here in cursive.
  • No Spellings this week as it’s a short week but you could do a quick oral quiz on some of the words from the last few units.

Maths:

  • Keep revising your tables and continue onto the next week in Tables Champion and remember division is just the opposite to multiplication

3 x 4= 12 so 12÷ 4 = 3 (forwards – backwards like we did in class)

Puzzle:              cut out 10 circles and lay them out like the left of this picture. See if you can change them to look like the right side by moving only 3 of the circles. Have a go !

Maths Topic – Symmetry – This week we are learning about symmetry. Something is symmetrical when it is the same on both sides. A shape has symmetry if it can be divided by a line into two halves so that both sides of the shape are exactly the same. We call this line a line of symmetry. Some shapes etc have 1 line of symmetry, some have more than 1 and some have none!

Cut out some shapes/pictures and see if you can fold them over so that one half sits exactly on the other. Try to fold them in different ways to see how many lines of symmetry they have. You can use these shape templates to cut out and fold if you wish

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-symmetry explains the idea of symmetry and may be useful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCKILUeV1xk – symmetry around us in nature etc.

Try Maths Mate pg47/48 – symmetry work

Try Cracking Maths pg 135 – 140 Homework section for practical tasks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity19  – Mission  Symmetry online game

https://www.math-salamanders.com/image-files/free-printable-geometry-worksheets-1-line-symmetry-castle.gif  (right click on black part of screen to print)

https://www.math-salamanders.com/image-files/geometry-pictures-1-line-symmetry-butterfly.gif   ( right click on black part to print)

 

Irish:

As we are thinking about our senses this week, try the “Ag an mbearbaiciú”(BBQ) worksheet attached here. Think about cad a d’ith tú? Cad a d’ól tú? Etc. Scríobh na rudaí i ngach bosca (write the things you ate, drank, smelt, said etc at the barbeque) Do it on a page if you can’t print it

Tarraing pictiúr don beárbaiciú agus cuir leipéid ar gach rud ( draw and label yur own BBQ picture)

Use the food word mats from last week here to help you.

Look at pg 181 in Abair liom – An t-ainm briathartha . (Remember these are our –ing words) See how many of them you know really well and then pick 5 new or tricky ones to learn this week. You could make mini posters of the 5 showing the actions and the words to help you learn them. Play charades to show the action and get someone to guess the correct word then you be the guesser.

Can you put them into simple sentences? Mar shampla: ag luascadh – swinging

Bhí mé ag luascadh ar an gcathaoir – I was swinging on the chair.

You will find the réamhfhocail on pg 180 good for helping with these sentences too so have a look at these.

You can play the interactive games that we use in class on Folens online by registering as a teacher and using Prim20 as roll number and opening Abair Liom E.

Use your Irish dictionary to help with any other words or try https://www.focloir.ie/

Watch TG4 Cúla4 which is also online.

Register free on duolingo  –   https://www.duolingo.com/  for short daily Irish games/revision and practice.

    

SESE:

Science: The Human Body – Your Senses

Senses allow us to observe and understand the world around us. There are five main ways we can do this: through sight (with our eyes), touch (with our fingers), smell (with our nose), taste (with our tongue) and hearing (with our ears).

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/our-senses  has some great facts about your senses for you to have a read through

You might like to try some of the senses experiments from the link below to test each of your senses

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/experiment-main.html

 

 

 

Music:

Keep going at your ukulele guys. Practice those chord changes and go over the songs you have in your folder and the links from Diarmuid.

 

Use your senses activity – listen carefully and focus on the sounds

Listen to and identify sounds from sound effect clips game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZsssS_I_2Y identify the 22 sounds in this game

https://watchkin.com/474c3fea82. Make sure to pause it after the sound on this video as the answer will appear shortly after

https://www.pacdv.com/sounds/index.html you will find lots of sound effects here if you  want to try your own game

 

Art:

Symmetry is all around us do this week why not try some symmetrical art? It could be based on symmetry in nature or you could do your own symmetrical drawing of an object, robot, building or landscape. Fold your page in half and make sure you draw the same parts on both sides or make a piece of symmetry art outside using leaves, twigs etc.0

 

                                                                          

 

SPHE

When we are mindful we are paying attention to what is happening right here and now. And we can choose where we direct our focus, placing it on something helpful and moving it away from something unhelpful (like distracting thoughts or activities).

This week is “Wellbeing Week” so we want you to take some time to relax and unwind and maybe try some of the activities here this week.

Ms.Sadlier has added some lovely new Wellbeing ideas/resources to the school padlet

https://padlet.com/patriciasadlier/f3zq0trvxoydnq64 that you might find useful and you might also like to do some of these activities during the week

 

  • Take your book outside to read in the fresh air.
  • Go outside and lie down in the garden and listen to the sounds around you and look at the clouds – see what shapes you can see in them, can you imagine any objects, animals etc in the clouds?
  • Listen to a piece of music that you like and draw what it reminds you of while you listen.
  • Pick a mindfulness colouring sheet to complete (You might like to have some nice calm music on while you do this)
  • Go for a walk and have a look at all the natural beauty around you – the flowers, birds, insects, beach etc.
  • I have put some mindfulness summer colouring sheets and other activities here also

 

 

 

Religion

Grow in Love theme 9 lesson 2 Christian Pilgrimage pg 76-78. Learn about Knock as a place of pilgrimage. Chat about it at home. Chat about other places such as Lourdes. Ask if anyone you know has been to any of these places and what it was like if they have.

 

P.E

As it is Well Being week this week you might like to try some of the yoga ideas on https://www.cosmickids.com/. Go to the watch episodes tab and see what ones might interest you.

Joe Wicks is still doing his PE classes online which can be a great way to start the day off before you do your other work.

Remember if you like hurling you could join All Star hurler TJ Reid on one of his live PE lessons. Every Tuesday and Thursday on Facebook Live at 12pm

Get outside and do whatever hobby you enjoy most and have fun!

 

If anyone has any questions or needs any extra resources my email address is began@tarahillns.ie Please feel free to forward on any work to me or to send me some pictures of what you’ve been getting up to as I would love to hear from you. Also if you have any problems with any of the resource links please let me know and I can forward the information onto you by email.

Stay safe and take care,

Bróna Egan

Third Class SET work

  • Ms Furlong will email suggested work to her pupils.
  • K5learning.com- Comprehension exercises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3rd Class Work Suggestions May 25th – 28th

Hi everyone,

I hope that you and your families are safe and well.   Thank you to those of you who have been in contact and have sent me photos of your work. I loved seeing your brilliant art last week and can’t wait to see them all in our “Virtual Gallery”.  I know it can be difficult to stay motivated but I would encourage you to keep up the super work you are already doing. Use the suggestions below to help you choose work that interests you. Remember it is a bank of ideas that you can choose as many or as few that is practical and suitable for you. Sit down and pick out what you can do yourself, what you might need help with and plan from there because it will work differently in every house.  Do try to read and revise tables and spellings daily if possible even for a few minutes 3rd class.

We also have a new challenge for you this week in the form of “Tara Hill Master Chef”. We want you to show us your baking/cookery skills by sending us a photo of the finished dish or if you don’t get time to cook it then don’t worry just write out your favourite recipe and send that in. All these will be displayed in our “Masterchef Gallery” so “ready, steady, bake!” J

 

English:

Reading every day even just a few pages is really important so keep it going.

  • https://www.getepic.com/ is a really good reading site with access to lots and lots of great books and has free parental access for 30 days. Definitely worth a look if you need more reading material.
  • Keep up your Read at Home reading until the book is finished ( 1 page daily)
  • Oral Language – giving directions/instructions game – these are called barrier games and are great for listening skills and oral description work as well as being fun. Have a look at Wordwise pg 67 E to see an idea that could be done in 2’s or you could try to draw something and then describe it to the other person as they draw it before comparing the two pictures. Think about the words you use and be clear with directions e.g. above, to the right of, in the middle of page, large circle, on top of, curved line, straight etc.
  • Writing –Explanation writing part 2 – this week you could try to write your own piece of explanation writing. Pick something that interests you to explain how it works or why something happens? It could be a lifecycle – butterfly, frog etc. It could be a weather event explained, or how a spider spins a web. Remember it is factual so you may need to do a bit of research first. Have a look at the resources I have put together HERE to help you.
  • Reading/Comprehension: If you are not doing the explanation writing then you might try some of these cloze procedure pieces – read and fill in the correct words. Remember how we did these in class – read, reread, does it make sense? I have put a few in and they relate to our explanation work so see which ones interest you. You can do them orally or write the words down in a list as you do them. Click here
  • Spelling/phonics – -war sound in words .Spelling Workbook Unit 16 pg64/65. Mark the tricky parts in colour. Try the interactive games online.
  • Hand writing – continue Go with the Flow If anyone is finished their book then use your hand writing copy to revise all lower case and capital letters over the coming weeks and some free writing can also be done here in cursive.

Maths: Apologies for the 2 errors in the Kahoot quiz last week, I don’t know why that happened.

  • Keep revising your tables and continue onto the next week in Tables Champion and remember division is just the opposite to multiplication

3 x 4= 12 so 12÷ 4 = 3 (forwards – backwards like we did in class)

Maths Topic – Weight

This week we are learning about weigh which is how heavy an object is.

We measure this in Kilograms (kg) and grams (g) usually. There are 1000g in 1kg.Have a look in your presses to see what items you can find that are measured in kg’s and grams (g). Look at and chat about how heavy one item is compared to another. Use lighter, lightest, heavier, heaviest when comparing. Order 6 items from lightest to heaviest without looking at their exact weight and then check were you right.

Get your kitchen scales or bathroom scales out and look at the measurements on them. Chat about the amount between each line etc. Find the 1 kg mark, 750g (¾ of a kg), 500g (½ a kg), 250ml (¼ of a kg).  ? Chat about 750g, 500g and 250g by looking at the scales also and seeing where on the 1kg bag that might be. Mark it if possible.

Weigh a variety of objects from home but estimate what you think they might weigh first. Use a 1kg bag if possible as a guide to help you decide. Feel the weight and compare it to the 1kg(eg sugar). How much heavier/lighter do you think it is?

Try Cracking Maths pg 179/180 Homework section for practical tasks

Try Maths Mate pg86/87 (pick the ones you want to complete) for changing kg’s to grams, addition and subtraction tasks (remember keep the kg’s under the kg’s and the grams under grams)

https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/15392/   has lots of weight related maths resources

 

Irish:

As it’s Masterchef week try to write a menu ”Biachlár” this week. You could look back at unit 03 in Abair liom to help you revise. Use Réamhchúrsaí (starters) Príomhchúrsaí (mains) Milseoga (desserts) Deochanna (drinks). Decorate it too.

Use the word mats and the template here to help you.

Have a look at the ceisteanna prompts aswell to revise Ba mhaith liom..(I would like) Is fearr liom(I prefer) Taitníonn —liom ( I like …) orally.

Scríobh liosta siopadóireachta don dinnéar nó don picnic, bia beárbaiciú etc. (write shopping lists for different occasions such as picnic, bbq, dinner)

You can play the interactive games that we use in class on Folens online by registering as a teacher and using Prim20 as roll number and opening Abair Liom E.

Use your Irish dictionary to help with any other words or try https://www.focloir.ie/

Watch TG4 Cúla4 which is also online.

Register free on duolingo  –   https://www.duolingo.com/  for short daily Irish games/revision and practice.

    

SESE:

Geography – Where does our food come from? Get your atlas ready and have a look at the different foods in your kitchen and see where they come from. Find the country on the map using your altas or mark it on the blank world map in the link below if you want to print one out. Think about where you think they come from first and then check. Chat about why they come from these countries? How do they get from there to here?

You might like to look at this fruits of the world PowerPoint and activity sheet also here.

History: This week you might like to find out more about Christopher Columbus. We know he travelled to many new places and he would have brought all sorts of things back from his travels and of course tried lots of new foods along the way. You can read all about him from the pages in this link here or you can view them on the CJ Fallon website here and filter down to 3rd class – SESE -Small World –History. Login your details and go to page 76 on  the ebook. Write 8 interesting facts about Christopher after you have read it.

https://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/christopher_columbus.php Read about his life and take the short quiz at the end

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/christopher-columbus-facts/

 

Music:

It’s song writing time guys and you guessed it – it’s a food related challenge!

A lot of you may know the song “Favourite things” from The Sound of Music (ask Mum or Dad for some help if not)  Well this week see if you can write your own version based on all your favourite foods and have a go at singing it with the backing track in this link. You needn’t do the full song, just try a verse or two and maybe you can get someone else in the house to make up their own verse too. It’s just for fun so have a go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p6fayEC6iQ

Keep going at your ukulele guys. Practice those chord changes and go over the songs you have in your folder.

Art:

As this is Master Chef week and we are looking at all things food related, you might like to try this funny fruit basket drawing.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QaO7H-3ZbM

 

You could try your own still life food drawing either by setting some food up on the table and drawing it by looking carefully at the shapes and lines of each part and the colours. Remember only draw what you actually see.

How to Draw a Bowl of Fruit Easy - YouTubeIntro to still life drawing | Homeschool art, Elementary art projects

 

SPHE

How did you get on with your new life skills last week? I hope you are all helping out at home and keeping those bedrooms tidy! This week why not think about some ways to keep healthy https://www.moocrew.ie/homeschooling/  has some nice videos for 1- 3rd class (scroll down page) along with activities to accompany each one. These could be done orally if you can’t print them. Have a look at dairy in my diet, dental health, keeping active and more.

 

 

Religion

This week we are going to look at May the month of Mary. When I was younger we always set up a May altar at home. Ask your parents or if you’re talking to grandparents on the phone ask them if they had May altars and what they did/remember about them.

You could set one up at home for the remainder of May by drawing a picture of Mary if you don’t have a statue or you might like the stain glass colouring page in the link here

 

 

P.E

Get out on your bike, scooter, trampoline or whatever you have at home every day this week for 10mins or more.

Joe Wicks is still doing his PE classes online which can be a great way to start the day off before you do your other work.

If you like hurling you could join All Star hurler TJ Reid on one of his live PE lessons. Every Tuesday and Thursday on Facebook Live at 12pm

 

 

 

If anyone has any questions or needs any extra resources my email address is began@tarahillns.ie Please feel free to forward on any work to menor to send me some pictures of what you’ve been getting up to as I would love to hear from you. Also if you have any problems with any of the resource links please let me know and I can forward the information onto you by email.

Stay safe and take care,

Bróna Egan

Third Class SET work

  • Ms Furlong will email suggested work to her pupils.
  • K5learning.com- Comprehension exercises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3rd Class Suggestions May 18th

Hi again everyone,

I hope this email finds you all well and that you have all been enjoying the lovely sunshine this week even if it has been a little bit cooler outside. Thank you so much for your emails and photos, it is always lovely to hear from you and to see the great work you have been doing so well done! Below is the work for this week May 18th and as always they are just suggestions so see what works best for you this week. I know in our house some days work out better than others do so just have a go and see how you get on.

I would love to see your art work this week if you would like to send me a photo of your work for our “Virtual Art Gallery”. You all did some really lovely pieces in class this year so get your materials ready and remember have fun J

English:

Reading every day even just a few pages is really important so keep it going.

For David Walliams fans have a look at the site below and you can listen to him reading in the Elevenses section. It’s “Bad Dad” at the moment and you can listen to the catch up recordings to get you up to date

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

For our Harry Potter fans you might like to have a look at

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home  – hear extracts of the books read by Harry himself, you can do some quizzes, read about the characters, see how to draw videos etc. You do not need to login or sign up to Wizarding World if it brings you to a login page.

  • Keep up your Read at Home reading
  • Oral Language – giving directions. Use turn left/right, continue straight ahead, go through etc. to give directions to objects in your house/garden (make a game out of it – hide the object first/treasure hunt) Try giving direction from your house to places nearby, to school etc. You could draw your own maps, treasure map etc too just for fun and give someone directions to places on your map.
  • Read – Hurricanes pg 62 Wordwise and go through the questions orally. I know we had started this just before school closed but read over it again as it is a nice explanation piece and you need it to help with your written task this week.
  • https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/explanation-text-examples-t-l-52424 has some other explanation samples for reading if you want to have a look
  • Writing – Try your own explanation writing by completing task B pg 66 -How is a hurricane formed? Remember explanation writing has to be clear and factual as it explains how and why something happens. Next week we will look at writing our own explanation pieces where you can pick the topic.
  • Grammar –revise plurals by completing pg 50 B/C Wordwise – think about the rules we did in class. Do A orally first and look at rule.
  • Spelling/phonics – -war sound in words .Spelling Workbook Unit 16 pg62/63– Can you build any other words from the list words? E.g swarm – swarmed, swarming, swarms. Mark the tricky parts in colour. Try the interactive games online.  Get someone to test you on unit 15 words this week to see have you remembered them
  • Hand writing – continue Go with the Flow If anyone is finished their book then use your hand writing copy to revise all lower case and capital letters over the coming weeks and some free writing can also be done here in cursive.

Maths:

  • Keep revising your tables and continue onto the next week in Tables Champion and remember division is just the opposite to multiplication

3 x 4= 12 so 12÷ 4 = 3 (forwards – backwards like we did in class)

  • https://www.transum.org/Tables/Times_Tables.asp is a good tables site also and if you go to their main page transom.org there are other maths challenges with some suitable for primary level that you might like – good brain training exercises to make you think  – e.g. 23 or bust, basic addition levels 1-9

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/popup/popup_multiplication.htm

  • You might like to try this Kahoot quiz on multiplications tables to see how you get on. I have set the completion date to Friday 22nd at 3pm . There are 50 questions to give you a good tables work out!

https://kahoot.it/challenge/0395641?challenge-id=6aba52ed-509a-4492-98e0-6abbfd493753_1589379559050

This is instead of a riddle this week but if you want a riddle just email me and I’ll send on one or two.

 

Maths Topic – Capacity

This week we are learning about capacity which is the amount of liquid a container can hold.

We measure this in litres (l) and millilitres (ml) usually. There are 1000mls in 1litre.Have a look in your fridge and presses to see what items you can find that are measured in litres (l) and millilitres (ml). Look at and chat about the shape of the containers and compare how much they each hold.

Try Maths Mate pg 61 no 1+2

Get out a measuring jug if you have one and look at the markings and discuss them. Find the 1 litre mark, 750ml (¾ of a litre), 500ml (½ a litre), 250ml (¼ of a litre).  If not can you find a bottle or carton that holds 1 litre. Use the jug/carton to do the work below. Outside might be a good place to do this work to save mess and you can water the plants after – don’t waste the waterJ

Go to pg 209 Cracking Maths and try the Estimating Capacity and Measuring Capacity exercises. You can use different containers from home too so work with whatever you have. Try lots of different containers. You could have a look at the puzzler too on pg 210 and chat about it together if you like.

You could then try to add and subtract with litres and millilitres then

Remember to keep them lined up – Litres under litres, millilitres under millilitres

Maths Mate pg 61 No 3 a,b,c    No 4 d,e,f ( write these out going down the way like we do in class) pg 62 no1 a,b  no2 c,d no3 e,f . C, C, C – check calculations carefully!

There are lots more capacity questions on pg 61/62 if you want more.

https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/15506/  scoilnet page with capacity activities for 3rd/4th

 

 

 

Irish:

You can play the interactive games that we use in class on Folens online by registering as a teacher and using Prim20 as roll number and opening Abair Liom E.

Draw out or cut out pictures to make a different room in the house this week to revise or you might try a new place e.g. an gairdín –the garden. Label all parts as Gaeilge. Can you say some simple sentences using some of the words from your picture?

E.g. Bhí mé sa ghairdín. Chonaic mé bláthanna agus crainn.

Bhí mé sa chistin. D’ith mé ceapaire agus d’ól mé uisce.

Use your Irish dictionary to help with any other words or try https://www.focloir.ie/

Game:

  • Verb Hunt:

Have a number of Irish verbs or words written out.  Hide them around the house or garden and get your child to look for them.  Have the timer set and see how s/ he can find and read out or do an action for in the time. It is really good practice. You could have the Irish(front) and English meaning (on back) of them the first few times especially the verbs (just past tense-Aimsir Chaite) and then just try just the Irish as they get more familiar with them again. Abair liom book has a list at the back on pg 182/183 that you could use but it works for vocabulary also.

You could add a small treat/reward as a prize at the end.

 

Watch TG4 Cúla4 which is also online.

Register free on duolingo  –   https://www.duolingo.com/  for short daily Irish games/revision and practice.

    

SESE:  Continue any work you want to finish from previous weeks but again I have added new ideas too if anyone wants to try these.

Geography/Science If you have read through unit 12 The Rainforests in Small World you could continue to learn about them as you create a mini project or you might like to try some of the activities I have put together here instead. Remember you don’t have to print them out, you can do the same ideas on a page yourself either.The mind map is a nice one to see what you know and maybe what you’d like to find out more about or you could use some of the headings for your project if you are doing one.

Remember there are 2 types of rainforests –Tropical (warm) and Temperate(cooler) although we are focusing more on the tropical rainforests for our work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMdD6TTDZ_g  – nice to show the 2 types of rainforests Tropical and Temperate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEsV5rqbVNQ –learn about the rainforests and the animals that live there.

https://www.science-sparks.com/jumping-frogs/ – simple science experiment

https://watchkin.com/70dfafb31d – make an origami jumping frog

https://spark.adobe.com/page/7Px8WVYwS9ZGI/ – identify our trees by their twigs and leaves – scroll down to 3rd/4th Science

Music

https://dabbledoomusic.com/   is a great site for different aspects of music that might interest you.

You can enrol free to access a wide range of music activities and songs for Primary level

Keep practising your ukulele

 

Art:

This week is our” Virtual Art” week and I would love if you could create a piece of art and send me a photo of it so we can display your work in our “Virtual Art Gallery”. It can be based on whatever you like and you can use whatever materials you wish – e.g. crayons, markers, chalk, paint, pencil, fabric, clay or you can construct a piece of 3D art using materials from home/recycling – the choice is yours!

 

SPHE

This week is all about learning a new life skill so chat about something new and useful that you could learn. Here are some examples: learn your address, parents phone numbers and your date of birth, set the table, fold the laundry, put away the shopping, help with dinner, learn to tie your laces, learn how to sew a button, make a sandwich, empty and load the dishwasher.  Maybe you will come up with other ones at home after you chat to your parents about it.

 

Religion

Grow in Love Theme 9 lesson 1 Early Christian Ireland pg 73-75. Read about St.Kevin

The Grow in Love program has now given open access so you can view the lesson videos etc there if you wish.

 

P.E

How did you all get on with your personal PE challenges last week? Why not try another one but maybe pick a new skill to try. Challenge your siblings or parents too just for fun.

Do your own personal PE challenge this week. Pick a skill to practice eg. Keepy uppy , bat and ball bounce, roll lifts with hurl, jumping jacks – whatever interests you.  See how many you can do? Can you beat your record the next day?

 

 

If anyone has any questions or needs any extra resources my email address is began@tarahillns.ie Please feel free to forward on any work to me if you wish or to send me some pictures of what you’ve been getting up to as I would love to hear from you.

Stay safe and take care,

Bróna Egan

Third Class SET work

  • Ms Furlong will email suggested work to her pupils.
  • K5learning.com- Comprehension exercises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well and that you had a nice weekend. I have put together this week’s work for May 11th so see how you get on and as always try your best but don’t be stressed! They are only suggestions and there is no pressure to get everything done. Do try to keep up daily reading and revise tables and tricky spellings when possible. I know it’s strange not being in school at the moment so try to keep yourself busy and active and make sure you have fun!

English:

Reading every day even just a few pages is really important so keep it going.

For David Walliams fans have a look at the site below and you can listen to him reading in the Elevenses section. It’s Fing at the moment and you can listen to the catch up recordings to get you up to date

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

For our Harry Potter fans you might like to have a look at

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home  – you can do some quizzes, read about the characters, see how to draw videos etc. You do not need to login or sign up to wizardingworld if it brings you to a login page.

  • Keep up your Read at Home reading
  • Oral Language game – name 5 things. Eg 5 things that are sweet, 5 things that are blue, 5 things that sharp etc. You could try name 10 things then and use a timer if you want to challenge yourself https://tinyurl.com/Oral-language. You can also continue to discuss your opinions on different topics e.g. Footballers get paid too much – discuss
  • Writing – persuasive – This is the last part of our persuasive work and is a bit different this week. Persuasive is not always arguing a point. It can also be used to persuade people to go somewhere eg. A holiday destination, or to buy something etc.  Read the piece in this link https://tinyurl.com/persuasive-2  and answer the questions orally
  • Have a go at writing your own persuasive travel piece or make a travel brochure. It could be for a real or imaginary place so have some fun thinking of weird and wonderful places. I’ve put some resources together here that might help and there are some different templates to print or get ideas for layout from too. https://tinyurl.com/Persuasive-travel-writing
  • Spelling –Spelling Workbook Unit 15 pg60/61– mark the tricky parts in colour. Try the interactive games online.  Get someone to test you on unit 14 words to see have you remembered them
  • Hand writing – continue Go with the Flow If anyone is finished their book then use your hand writing copy to revise all lower case and capital letters over the coming weeks and some free writing can also be done here in cursive.

Maths:

  • Keep revising your tables and continue onto the next week in Tables Champion and remember division is just the opposite to multiplication

3 x 4= 12 so 12÷ 4 = 3 (forwards – backwards like we did in class)

  • If anyone does not have the tables skip counting song sheet I can email it on.
  • https://www.timestables.com/ does a 5 step approach to learning your times tables and has games too. Worth doing for the ones that you are finding trickier.
  • Try these maths riddles:

 

Chat about what number each colour represents to figure out the first puzzle

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 in each of the squares so that each side adds up to the middle number?

Maths Topic – Area

This week we are learning about the amount of surface that something covers – area

Chat about why and when we might need to know this – new carpet, covering a wall etc.

Try the practical tasks on pg 125 Homework Cracking Maths but estimate your answers first and then see how close you were. You could your copies, A4 sheets, playing cards etc. You don’t have to stick exactly to the book – measure different things at home if you prefer.

Next try to find the area by counting the squares covered (square units) pg 123 Cracking Maths – watch out for half squares and again estimate first!

Pg 124 no 5+6 can be drawn in your copy if you want to try them

Our school vegetable garden on pg 124/125 is based on square units also but count carefully!

You could try find the area of things in your own garden either by measuring with A4 sheets if you like.

 

(If you want me to forward on answers to any of the maths just email me with a snap of the completed tasks/riddles and I’ll send them on to you)

 

Irish:

Look at Abair Liom pg 106/107 postaer and go over the vocabulary and phrases .You can also play the interactive games that we use in class on Folens online by following the link and information form last week.

Draw out or cut out pictures to make your own sitting room plan. Label all parts as Gaeilge.

Use your Irish dictionary to help with any other words or try https://www.focloir.ie/

Game:

Make labels to put around your own sitting room at home. Teach someone else the words that you are learning. Time challenge on Friday – how quickly can you put all your labels on the correct items. Check your poster to see how you did

 

Watch TG4 Cúla4 which is also online.

 

Try writing some sentences using our:

Briathar(verb)     Cé?(who)      Cad?(what)     Cén áit?(where)   Cathain?(when)

Chuaigh            Mamaí        ag  rith            ar an trá                   maidin inniu

Try 3 more verbs form pg 182/183

 

SESE:  Continue any work you want to finish from previous weeks but again I have added new ideas too if anyone wants to try these.

Geography/Science This week you might like to have a look Rainforests. They are often called “the lungs of the planet” so have a read through unit 12 pg 73 -77 in your Small World book and find out why. Can you answer the questions on pg 74? (oral work). Pick 1 of the activities on pg 77 to complete if you wish and draw what you think the rainforest looks like now that you have read about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEsV5rqbVNQ –learn about the rainforests and the animals that live there.

You could start to gather up information or draw pictures for a short rainforests project next week.

Music/Art

We are combining our music and art this week to make and decorate our own musical instruments at home using items we can find in our house. Think shakers, elastic band guitars, drums or whatever instrument takes your fancy. Have fun playing around with different ideas and see what you come up with.

Keep practising your ukulele

SPHE

Keep up your kindness at home this week – it will be nice for everyone at home so try to help out and do some jobs, pay a compliment etc when you can. Try to make someone smile or laugh – you’ll smile too J

Draw or write down how you are feeling this week – you could do this in your wellbeing journal if you started one from previous weeks.

 

Religion

Grow in Love Theme 8 lesson Baptism pg 72

Find out about your own baptism or a christening you were at – when? Where? Wha happened at the baptism? Who was there? See if you have any photos and have a look at them together.

The Grow in Love program has now given open access so you can view the lesson videos etc there if you wish.

 

P.E.  

The 10@10 on rte jnr is really good too https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/. Just click play, no need to download

Do your own personal PE challenge this week. Pick a skill to practice eg. Keepy uppy , bat and ball bounce, roll lifts with hurl, jumping jacks – whatever interests you.  See how many you can do? Can you beat your record the next day?

 

If anyone has any questions or need extra resources my email address is began@tarahillns.ie  and children can send me pictures of their work

Stay safe and take care,

Bróna Egan

Third Class SET work

  • Ms Furlong will email suggested work to her pupils.
  • K5learning.com- Comprehension exercises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Class Work Suggestions May 5th

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all safe and well and that the rain isn’t dampening your spirits too much. Fingers crossed the sun will be out again soon and you can get back outside as much as possible. Below are some ideas for this week Tues May 5th. Try a little each day but as always pick out what works best for you and your family.  Everyone’s situation is different at the moment so please don’t feel under pressure, they are just suggestions.

English:

Reading every day even just a few pages is really important so keep it going.

I’ve added links to some other reading sites/audio books below

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ – books for different ages to read online

https://www.storylineonline.net/  – lots of books read by different people  – Oprah, Chris Dowd etc

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/ – has some free books to read online and no login etc needed

For David Walliams fans have a look at the site below and you can listen to him reading in the Elevenses section. It’s Fing at the moment and you can listen to the catch up recordings to get you up to date

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

For our Harry Potter fans you might like to have a look at

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home  – you can do some quizzes, read about the characters, see how to draw videos etc. You do not need to login or sign up to wizardingworld if it brings you to a login page.

  • Keep up your Read at Home reading
  • Oral Language – opinions options – discuss if you think school uniforms are a good/bad thing? Think about reasons and evidence to back up your opinion.

Or discuss the argument that “television is bad for children”. What do you think and why?

I’m leaving these links from last week here in case you didn’t get a chance to look at them

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/au-l-53229-introduction-to-persuasive-text-powerpoint

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/persuasive-writing-example-t2-e-3131

  • Writing – persuasive – can you convince someone that your opinion is the right one again this week? Pick one of the topics from the Oral Language work to write about this week. I’m adding a link here to some OREO templates- yum! It might help you plan out your argument, so have a look if you can.

https://tinyurl.com/Persuasive-work

  • Spelling –Spelling Workbook Unit 15 pg58/59– mark the tricky parts in colour. Try the interactive games online.
  • Hand writing – continue Go with the Flow If anyone is finished their book then use your hand writing copy to revise all lower case and capital letters over the coming weeks and some free writing can also be done here in cursive.

Maths:

  • Keep revising your tables and continue onto the next week in Tables Champion and remember division is just the opposite to multiplication

3 x 4= 12 so 12÷ 4 = 3 (forwards – backwards like we did in class)

  • If anyone does not have the tables skip counting song sheet I can email it on.
  • https://www.timestables.com/ does a 5 step approach to learning your times tables and has games too. Worth doing for the ones that you are finding trickier.
  • Try this maths riddle:

 

Instructions:

Arrange the numbers for each triangle (1-6 for the 3 x 3 x 3 triangle (easier); 1-9 for the 4 x 4 x 4 triangle) so that the sum of numbers on each side is equal to the sum of numbers on every other side.

There are 4 possible numbers for the smaller triangle and 5 for the larger one. Can you figure them out? Make counters so you can move them around easier while you work.
Maths Topic – Money continued

Task 1 – making given amounts of money https://tinyurl.com/Money-task

*The amounts in these pictures are in pounds/pence but you can do the same for euro/cent

Make up your own amounts if you wish.

Remember we don’t use the € and c together. €1 =100c

We don’t really use 1c and 2c coins now in shops – chat about why this might be with Mam or Dad.

Have another go at shopping at home to add up money and then subtract to give change.

Put prices on your items and get someone to buy some.

How much money do they need to give you? (add)

What change will they get if any?( subtract)

You could use a Lidl or Aldi leaflet or a till receipt to play around with what you could buy for €5, €10 etc. or get Mam or Dad to pick items they want and you work out their bill.

Cracking Maths pg 133  -Word problems based on pictures on pg 132 – Remember our RUDE strategy – Read x2, Underline key words/numbers, Draw a diagram or picture to help you, Estimate your answer and think does it make sense?. Take your time and check your work

Maths Mate pg 75/76 also has Money work that you could continue if you haven’t done them all last week. Remember get the coins out to help you if possible for pg 75

(If you want me to forward on answers to any of the maths just email me with a snap of the completed tasks and I’ll send them on to you)

 

Irish:

https://www.folensonline.ie/registration/ – Link to sign up to Abair liom online so you can listen to the stories and play the interactive vocabulary games. Go to Abair liom ebook and you will can open up the page you want. If there are resources for a page you will see a pink circle at the bottom with a number in it. This tells you how many resources there are. You can click here and the children know how we use these in class.

Abair Liom pg 100 – Na mothúcháin (feelings) Revise and learn the words again. Act them out and see if someone can guess the feeling in Irish. Draw your own mini posters for each feeling to help you learn them.  Remember we don’t say : Tá mé fearg        bhí me brón

Instead we say:        Tá fearg orm            Bhí  brón orm

Look at pg 103 part H to revise orm, ort, air, uirthi again also as these are the ones we use for feelings. Complete the activity. I have added a link below to a PowerPoint and some other worksheets based on Na Mothúcháin

https://tinyurl.com/feelings-work

Watch TG4 Cúla4 which is also online.

 

Try writing some sentences using our:

Briathar(verb)     Cé?(who)      Cad?(what)     Cén áit?(where)   Cathain?(when)

D’ith                Seán                na sceallóga      sa bhialann            tráthnóna inné.

Try 3 more verbs form pg 182/183

SESE:  Continue any work you are doing on lasts weeks topics if you are in the middle of something as some of these tasks take more time but I have added new ideas too if anyone wants to try these.

Science –Looking at light. We have looked at the sun as a light source but this week see if you can find a torch to investigate what materials allow light to shine pass through them and which ones don’t. Our new words for this are transparent (allows all the light to pass though) translucent (allows some of the light to pass through) opaque (allows no light to pass through)

https://www.generationgenius.com/videolessons/introduction-to-light-video-for-kids/  – nice video that explains the terms above and shows examples and a song

Remember to predict what you think will happen before you shine the light on the object. You could write your prediction and results down to see how you did at the end. Try lots of different materials/objects.

https://tinyurl.com/light-sheet – simple sheet to record your predictions/results

 

History:  I know some of you are continuing to learn about the Normans so the links are still up on last weeks work. Who were they? Where did they come from and why? Clothes? Food? Homes? Knights?

Try to create a Norman Fact File if you have finished to see what you have learned. Add  your own pictures.

Or create your own Norman comic strip to show some of the things you learned.

https://tinyurl.com/Normans-resources – There is a blank fact file style template in here and other bits that you might find useful

Music: Keep practising your ukulele

Pick a call and response song on Go noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/ get everyone at home to try it for fun with you.

Art:  As we are looking at light in Science why not have a go at shadow drawing and see what you can do. Play around and make it as easy or tricky as you like. Try to create a picture using more than one object. This link shows a very simple version but you can add as much detail as you like to your shadow pictures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAX3OJdZZBo

SPHE

Wellbeing – try some colouring or make a jigsaw together while listening to a quiet piece of music that you like.

Do some random acts of kindness at home to help others without being asked.

 

Religion

Grow in Love Theme 8 lesson 3 pg 70/71

The Grow in Love program has now given open access so you can view the lesson videos etc there if you wish.

 

P.E.  

https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit/beyond/   has lessons on different skills that you might like to have a look at. Also the 10@10 on rte jnr is really good too https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/. Just click play, no need to download

Bounce on your trampolines, play football, bake, build a lego town, paint and draw, cycle and make sure to have fun!

If anyone has any questions or needs extra resources my email address is began@tarahillns.ie  and children can send me pictures of their work if they wish.

Stay safe and take care,

Bróna Egan

Third Class SET work

  • Ms Furlong will email suggested work to her pupils.
  • K5learning.com- Comprehension exercises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd Class Work Suggestions April 27th:

Hi 3rd Class and Parents/Guardians

I hope everyone is well and that you are all helping out at home and getting outside in the fresh air.

Here are your work suggestions for this week April 27th so have a go and see how you get on 3rd class.  As before there is no pressure to complete everything so feel free to choose the parts that work best for you right now. Please do remember to read, read, read guys!

English:

Reading every day even just a few pages is really important. Any of your own books and as I said before, if you are running out of books to read you can use e-books on library online if already a member or join now here:

https://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library.

Here are other sites with online reading material that you might like also:

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-websites-reading-childrens-stories-online/

  • Keep up your Read at Home reading
  • Oral Language – opinions options – discuss if you think zoos are a good/bad thing? Think about reasons for your opinion. Discuss if homework is necessary/unnecessary and have clear reasons for your answers .try have a look at this link

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/au-l-53229-introduction-to-persuasive-text-powerpoint

  • Writing – persuasive – can you convince someone that your opinion is the right one?

Read pg 46 Wordwise – Zoos.

Then try the Homework argument on pg 46 in your copy. Think carefully and make sure your reasons make sense.

  • Reading – https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/persuasive-writing-example-t2-e-3131 Try to read some of these sample persuasive pieces – can you make up 5 questions for 1 of the pieces? Do you agree/disagree with any of the arguments?
  • Spelling –Spelling Workbook Unit 14 pg56/57 – Contractions -mark the tricky parts in colour. Write out the next 8 in your copy with the full version beside it eg. You’re = you are and if you want you can put these 8 contractions in sentences also. Try the interactive games online.
  • Hand writing – continue Go with the Flow

Maths:

  • Keep revising your tables and continue onto the next week in Tables Champion and remember division is just the opposite to multiplication

3 x 4= 12 so 12÷ 4 = 3  (forwards – backwards like we did in class)

  • If anyone does not have the tables skip counting song sheet I can email it on.
  • Try Hit the button tables game on topmarks website again if you haven’t used it lately – can you beat your own record?
  • Try these maths riddles:

 Matchstick Square riddle | Puzzle Fry

  • A matchstick puzzleMove 3 matches to show 2 squares. Pencils or crayons will work either.
  • I am a number. I am not an odd number. I am higher than 90 but I am not higher than 100. If you subtract me from 100 you get nothing. What number am I?

 

Maths Topic – Money

This week have a look at money at home.

Can you find 1 of each coin?

Can you identify the notes? See pg 127 Cracking Maths

Chat about which ones we use most and why?

Remember we don’t use the € and c together. €1 =100c

Try turning cent to euro pg 127 no.2 and then euro to cent pg 128 no.4

Have a go at shopping at home to add up money and then subtract to give change.

Start small and build up as you go – put prices on your items and get someone to buy some.

How much money do they need to give you? (add)

What change will they get if any?( subtract)

You could use a Lidl or Aldi leaflet either to play around with what you could buy for €5, €10 etc. or get Mam or Dad to pick items they want and you work out their bill.

Cracking Maths pg129/130  No.1- you could try the addition here

Cracking Maths pg 131/132 No 1 – you could the subtraction

Maths Mate pg 75/76 also has Money work that you could try too if you want to do more. Get the coins out to help you if possible for pg 75

(If you want me to forward on answers to any of the maths just email me with a snap of any completed tasks and I’ll send them on to you)

 

Irish:

Go back over the days of the week and months of the year from last week -Abair Liom pg 176 has the days, seasons and months.

If you are doing the calendar art idea above then you could include the month in Irish too.

https://www.folensonline.ie/registration/ – Link to sign up to Abair liom online so you can listen to the stories and play the interactive vocabulary games. Go to Abair liom ebook and you will can open up the page you want pg 90/91. If there are resources for a page you will see a pink circle at the bottom with a number in it. This tells you how many resources there are. You can click here and the children know how we use these in class.

Briathra pg 95 = Ullmhaigh(to prepare)    Éirigh(to get up)  remember verbs beginning with a vowel take a D’ in the positive past tense but not for the question or negative answer. Try page 95 Abair Liom and look at the blue boxes for the examples.

Look at the picture and use your dictionary to help you with page 104 to describe what she is wearing. Have a go and if you like you could try pg 105 also.

Remember our verbs on pg 182/183 will help too.:

Watch TG4 Cúla4 which is also online

Try writing some sentences using our:

Briathar(verb)     Cé?(who)      Cad?(what)     Cén áit?(where)   Cathain?(when)

D’ith                Seán                na sceallóga      sa bhialann            tráthnóna inné.

Try 5 more verbs form pg 182/183

SESE:   I am leaving some of the ideas from last week up as they would take more time to complete but I have added a few new ideas to follow on also if you want to look at these.

Geography/Science – A Small World pg 93 –The Sun and The Solar System – read through the unit. Start a mini project on the solar system if you wish. Twinkl has loads of great bits on the solar system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6nLM2QlWw –good video with information on all the planets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noiwY7kQ5NQ- planets song to help you learn them

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/solar-system/ – nice information from Nasa Science

You might like to try the activities on page 95 this week

We can remember the order of the planets by using the first letters of the planets, (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) to create a silly but memorable sentence. E.g. “My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Noodles”

Try to learn this or why not make up your own sentence and draw and label the planets with your sentence written underneath to help you learn them or try to create a simple fact card for each planet. Try to find out at least 3 facts on each planet.

 

History: Continue to learn about the Normans. Who were they? Where did they come from and why? Clothes? Food? Homes? Knights?

A Small World History 3rd book online at CJ Fallon has a unit on Life in Norman Ireland which has some really good information and you can access this book now online at https://www.cjfallon.ie/  follow the login to get to Primary-3rd Class-SESE-Small World History –View online book and jump to pg 64.

If you were able to look at the Small World History Book from the link above you could try to answer the questions on pg 69 orally to see what you remember and tell someone at home about the Normans.

Motte and Bailey castles were the first castles built by the Normans and had 2 parts to them – a raised mound with a wooden or stone building/castle (Motte) where the Lord lived and an area of land below the ”Motte” called a “Bailey” where the other people lived and it could have several buildings.

Try to build a Norman castle using materials at home – recycling boxes, cartons, tubes etc

You could draw an early Norman castle – Motte and Bailey if you prefer

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/castles/motteandbailey.htm – the first Norman castles

https://historykids.net/history/motte-and-bailey-castle-facts-and-information/

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/search/normans/

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/the-normans-come-to-ireland-timeline-powerpoint-roi2-h-225

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/subjects/history/history-the-full-story/norman-ireland-medieval-i/

Music: Keep practising your ukulele – See the email from Diarmuid and Music Generation forwarded by Ms. Sadlier

Art: If you are still working on your calendar then continue on as it will be lovely to have.

If you are finished you might like to challenge yourself by trying to draw a person running seeing as it is Active Home Week.  Below are 2 links to guide you. Have a go, it’s just for fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMmT_ZJYRW0

https://watchkin.com/005080e679

 

SPHE

Wellbeing

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/3rd-6th-wellbeing-activity-roi-sphe-30

This week try to think about some of the things you are grateful for, are enjoying, are finding challenging or what the highlight of your week is? Write about or draw some of them.

 

Religion

Grow in Love Theme 8 lesson 2 Life in a Parish pg 67-69

The Grow in Love program has now given open access so you can view the lesson videos etc there if you wish.

 

P.E

This week is “Active Home Week” so have a look at the email from Ms. Sadlier with ideas to keep you moving.

 

Remember as before these are only suggestions and the other activities such as baking, making jigsaws, playing cards and board games, building Lego, making junk art/construction projects are all important too so have fun and get outside as much as possible.

If anyone has any questions or needs extra resources my email address is began@tarahillns.ie  and children can send me pictures of their work if they wish.

Stay safe and take care,

Bróna Egan

Third Class SET work

  • Ms Furlong will email suggested work to her pupils.
  • K5learning.com- Comprehension exercises

 

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Other Activities:

  • Ask your child questions on what they have read, ask them to predict what might happen next and discuss characters and settings.
  • Keep a diary of the days you are off.
  • Encourage your child to become an expert editor – checking their work for capitals, full stops and spelling mistakes.
  • Practise cursive handwriting – copy a page from a book they are reading in the cursive handwriting style.
  • Revise the spelling they have learned from My Spelling Workbook and put some of their spellings into sentences.
  • Bake then write up and illustrate the recipe step by step – procedural writing
  • Do a project on a chosen topic e.g. a famous person in History or a country of their choice.
  • Revision of tables. Encourage your child to give quick responses – play games using a deck of cards to multiply, add, subtract etc.
  • Play card games and board games.
  • Do riddles and puzzles.
  • Build Lego and make jigsaws.
  • Create drawings/paintings or construct small houses, boats etc from old boxes, bottles and containers.

 

  • 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.prim-ed.ie/contentFiles/SpellingActivitiesC.zip  – to download the activities that accompany our spelling workbook.

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

 

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