Ms. Kavanagh

05/06/2020

Good morning boys and girls! Today is our last day of classwork. You have done tremendous work the past three months, of which you should be very proud. I want you all too to thank your wonderful parents, minders or guardians for helping you and co-teaching with me during this time. Have any of them expressed interest in maybe becoming a teacher??

I hope to see you all fully engaged for the last three weeks as we take a thematic approach towards learning. Keep an eye on the school’s website homepage, class DoJo and the school’s Facebook page for daily information about the activities each day. The work below will remain here for the summer months if you want to go back and do something that you missed.

Also, please upload all remaining work to your portfolio on Class DoJo so we have record of your engagement.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Kavanagh

English:

Dictation sentences:

  1. I fractured my arm while having an adventure.
  2. “I took a picture of the creature!” exclaimed Trevor.
  3. The pirates measured their treasure.

Please continue to read each day for 10-15 minutes. Libraries reopen on June 8th so if you can, take a visit to New Ross Library and rent out some books. It’s free to join and free to take books out on loan. Reading is a fantastic hobby to maintain or even take up!

Maths:
Mathletics and xtramath.org

Planet Maths page 171

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat page 115

04/06/2020

Good morning boys and girls. Urban Rascals at 1.30pm today!!

English:

Week 32. Play the dice game with one of the words.

Read a page from your Read At Home. Read it out loud to someone. Remember to speak clearly, don’t have your hands over your mouth and read with enthusiasm. If you don’t have this book, then please try to read a book that is in your home.

Read over your piece of writing from yesterday. Is there anything you would change about it? If you feel like it needs to be edited, then either rewrite it or change the mistakes on that piece. Ask yourself have I tried my best?

Maths:

Mathletics

Planet Maths page 170

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat page 111 Activity G

Read the scéal on pages 112 and 113

03/06/2020

Good morning 3rd class. Weather isn’t as great today but still try to get out for some fresh air! Enjoy doing this work and do what you can. Try your best!

English:

Week 32. Put your spellings into alphabetical order.

Read a page from your Read At Home. Read it out loud to someone. Remember to speak clearly, don’t have your hands over your mouth and read with enthusiasm. If you don’t have this book, then please try to read a book that is in your home.

Write a piece titled ‘If I were Leo Varadkar for the day’. Please plan this work by creating a spider web beforehand. Maybe choose 3 things you would do if you were An Taoiseach.

  1. Include a lot of sentences saying ‘I would…’ or ‘If I were Leo…’.
  2. At least a page in length as you will soon be starting 4th class and need to be adding more content to your work.
  3. Neat and you form your letters fully.
  4. Don’t forget the date and the title.
  5. Read over it when you are finished but don’t send it to me today as we will work more on it tomorrow.

Maths:

Mathletics

Planet Maths page 169

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat page 110

02/06/2020

This is our last week of online learning. At this time of year, we would be excited for our upcoming school tour, sports day and doing more fun activities outdoors in the sunshine. So after this week, there will be themed weeks. This will include one week of baking/ arts/ crafts activities, Active Week and then STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Week.

You have engaged very well with the online learning since March. You and your parents should be very proud for adapting to this huge change to our lives. I certainly didn’t envisage my first year nor yours in Bunscoil Rís as ending like this but there’s a first for everything!

I think we all deserve a break and to have a bit of fun together as a class at the end of the school year. So give this week your best shot and then themed weeks begin!

J Kavanagh

URBAN RASCALS 1.30PM TODAY LIVE ON URBAN GYM’S FACEBOOK PAGE!

English:

Week 32. Look up the meanings of 5 words that you don’t understand and put them into sentences then.

Read a page from your Read At Home. Read it out loud to someone. Remember to speak clearly, don’t have your hands over your mouth and read with enthusiasm. If you don’t have this book, then please try to read a book that is in your home.

Maths:

Mathletics

Planet Maths page 168

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat page 108 Activity B

28/05/2020

URBAN RASCALS AT 1.30PM TODAY

English:

Spellings

Week 31. Dictation sentences.

  1. The cheering crowd was waiting for the prince and princess’s appearance.
  2. “My best earrings have disappeared,” said Beth.
  3. “Did you hear the dreary speech?” asked Bill.

Reading

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone audiobook https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Read a story from your Read At Home book.

It is important to read every day for enjoyment, language development, spelling, fluency. The list goes on so please ensure you are reading for 10-15 mins!

Writing

Reading Zone page 128 Activities D and E

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat page 108 A

Maths:

Mathletics and you can continue to do xtramath.org if you like.

Planet Maths page 167

PE:

‘PE with Joe’ on YouTube

27/05/2020

Good morning boys and girls. It’s midweek already which means it’s almost Friday, my favourite day of the week. This morning why don’t you try have something different for breakfast?! I am here all day if you have any questions. I can be contacted via Class DoJo and at jkavanagh@bunscoilris.ie. I hope you have a lovely day!

English:

Spellings

Week 31. Put your spellings into alphabetical order.

Reading

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone audiobook https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Read a story from your Read At Home book.

It is important to read every day for enjoyment, language development, spelling, fluency. The list goes on so please ensure you are reading for 10-15 mins!

Writing

Reading Zone page 127 Activity A

Gaeilge:

Read pages 106 and 107 Seo Leat

Maths:

Mathletics and you can continue to do xtramath.org if you like.

Planet Maths page 165

PE:

‘PE with Joe’ on YouTube

26/05/2020

URBAN RASCALS AT 1.30PM TODAY LIVE FROM URBAN GYM’S FACEBOOK PAGE. TAKE PART AND SEND A PICTURE TO THE SCHOOL’S FACEBOOK PAGE!

English:

Spellings

Week 31. You can choose one word too and play the dice game we played in the classroom. Remember…roll 1= write with left hand, roll 2= write in bubble writing etc.

Reading

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone audiobook https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Reading Zone page 125

It is important to read every day for enjoyment, language development, spelling, fluency. The list goes on so please ensure you are reading for 10-15 mins!

Writing

Reading Zone page 127 Activity C

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat page 104 B

Maths:

Mathletics and you can continue to do xtramath.org if you like.

Science:

Take a look at this powerpoint. Tell someone in your house about it!

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-10435-minibeasts-and-their-micro-habitats-powerpoint

PE:

‘PE with Joe’ on YouTube

 

25/05/2020

Good morning 3rd class. Get up, get dressed, wash your face, brush your teeth and get this week off to a good start!

English:

Spellings

Week 31. Look up the meanings of five of your spellings and write this down. You can choose one word too and play the dice game we played in the classroom. Remember…roll 1= write with left hand, roll 2= write in bubble writing etc.

Reading

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone audiobook https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Reading Zone page 124

Writing

Reading Zone page 127 Activity B

It is important to read every day for enjoyment, language development, spelling, fluency. The list goes on so please ensure you are reading for 10-15 mins!

Gaeilge:

Look at pages 102 and 103. Choose 6 words and put them into sentences.

Maths:

Mathletics and you can continue to do xtramath.org if you like.

Planet Maths page 146 A

SPHE:

Think about 3 things you are grateful for and tell someone in your house.

Science:

On Friday, you researched why earthworms are so important. Now I want you to find out why bees are important in our gardens!

Write about what you learn. This shouldn’t be just one sentence or one word.

https://www.natgeokids.com/za/discover/animals/insects/honey-bees/

https://kids.kiddle.co/Bee

PE:

‘PE with Joe’ on YouTube

Visual Art:

Pick one to draw or draw both in the one picture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLWNOafqfh0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho4aUHY6fss

22/05/2020

HAPPY FRIDAY BOYS AND GIRLS. HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND AND I WILL TALK TO YOU ON MONDAY!

Ms. Kavanagh

English:

Dictation

  1. I hope I write the right words.
  2. “I can see the sea,” shouted the children excitedly.
  3. “I would like to go to the wood,” declared Tim.

Reading

Try to read for 15 minutes or more each day.

Writing

Do some free writing for 15 minutes.

Maths:

Mathletics and xtramath.org

Visual Art:

Continue to work on your bug hotel.

Science:

Find out why worms are so important for the soil and write about it in your SESE copies. This shouldn’t be one sentence. Describe what an earthworm is and write about their purpose.

https://www.kiddle.co/

https://kids.kiddle.co/Earthworm

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/earthworm/

21/05/2020

URBAN RASCALS TODAY AT 1.30PM ON URBAN GYM’S FACEBOOK PAGE. LET’S TRY GET AS CLOSE TO 100% ATTENDANCE FROM OUR CLASS. I WANT YOU ALL TO COME ON AND SAY ‘HELLO!’. SEND ME A PICTURE TOO!

PLEASE REGULARLY CHECK CLASS DOJO AND SCHOOL’S FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. NEW POSTS ADDED TODAY ABOUT FOOD BOXES, FOR EXAMPLE.

Have a lovely day and get out in the sunshine. I plan on going for a nice long walk today to clear my head.

J Kavanagh

English:

Week 30. Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check with 3 words.

Imagine you are a minibeast and write a story with the opening line. ‘I woke up and suddenly I was no longer a minibeast but a megabeast!’. Plan your story, use paragraphs, lots of adjectives and make sure your handwriting is neat. You should follow this structure. Please read over your story and make sure you remain focussed on the opening statement.

  1. Title
  2. Opening line (see above)
  3. Describe the characters and the setting.
  4. Describe something that happens to the characters in the setting. This can be good or bad. This part should be the longest part of your story.
  5. Finish your story with either a happy or sad ending.

Maths:

Xtramath.org and matheletics

Gaeilge:

Call someone in your class and ask them the following questions

  1. Conas atá tú?
  2. Cad a d’ith tú don bhricfeasta?
  3. An bhfuil aon nuacht agat?

Science:

Continue your minibeast work. So find out some interesting facts about a mini beast.

Visual Art:

Design and make a bug hotel for mini beasts.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/build-a-bug-hotel/

20/05/2020

Hi everyone! I hope you are getting up early and eating a healthy breakfast. Has anyway been eating al fresco lately with this fabulous weather?

English:

Week 30. Your spellings this week are homophones. Find out what a homophone is and make a list of other homophones that you can think of.

Edit and rewrite your persuasive writing piece. Make sure it makes sense to you and then ask someone in your house to read it to. It is always important to check back over your work as you’ll always find mistakes or notice something you forgot to include.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone audiobook https://stories.audible.com/discovery

It is important to read every day for enjoyment, language development, spelling, fluency. The list goes on so please ensure you are reading for 10-15 mins!

Gaeilge:

Write about the picture below. Keep your sentences simple!

Maths:

Xtramath.org and Mathletics.

Planet Maths page 146 Q C

Answers to Planet Maths page 146 Q A. Please message me on Class DoJo if you are struggling with this.

  1. 16
  2. 14
  3. 16
  4. 18
  5. 14
  6. 17
  7. 16
  8. 19
  9. 19
  10. 12

PE:

‘PE with Joe’ on You Tube

Science:

Choose a minibeast which you found on your hunt on Monday and find out 5 pieces of information about this minibeast. Using kiddle on Google is great to filter websites suitable for children.

 

19/05/2020

Good morning 3rd class! 

URBAN RASCALS AT 1.30PM TODAY LIVE FROM URBAN GYM’S FACEBOOK PAGE

English:

Spellings

Week 30. Put your spellings in alphabetical order. You can choose one word too and play the dice game we played in the classroom. Remember…roll 1= write with left hand, roll 2= write in bubble writing etc.

Writing

Your persuasive writing pieces have been excellent. You’ve all made really good persuasive points. Some of you need to write a little bit more though and include some phrases from the sheet I posted last week (see classwork from 13/05). You need to make sure to say why you think something too. Please read over your work before posting it to me and think is this the best I can do? Is it neat? Can I understand it?

Write your persuasive writing piece. Please use your plan from yesterday to help you.

Reading

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone audiobook https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Reading Zone page 121

It is important to read every day for enjoyment, language development, spelling, fluency. The list goes on so please ensure you are reading for 10-15 mins!

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat page 100

Maths:

Mathletics and you can continue to do xtramath.org if you like.

As we continue with division please check on Class Story as I have posted two pictures of how to layout the sum correctly. Please date and number each maths question too.

Planet Maths page 146 B.

SPHE:

Take a look at the front page of the Irish Independent yesterday and answer the following questions. Please put the title ‘Media’ and number each answer. Don’t start a sentence with ‘cause’ or ‘because’. Instead you should be writing full sentences that start with phrases like ‘I think…’, ‘In my opinion…’ etc.

  1. What is the name of the newspaper?
  2. What was the newspaper’s headline?
  3. What does the term ‘leap of faith’ mean?
  4. What do you think our ‘new normal’ means?
  5. Do you think this is a positive headline? How does it make you feel?
  6. Can you think of a different headline that would suit the start of Stage One of reopening Ireland?

PE:

‘PE with Joe’ on YouTube

 

18/05/2020

Good morning 3rd class! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

English:

Spellings

Week 30. Look up the meanings of five of your spellings and write this down. You can choose one word too and play the dice game we played in the classroom. Remember…roll 1= write with left hand, roll 2= write in bubble writing etc.

Writing

Your persuasive writing pieces have been excellent. You’ve all made really good persuasive points. Some of you need to write a little bit more though and include some phrases from the sheet I posted last week (see classwork from 13/05). You need to make sure to say why you think something too. Please read over your work before posting it to me and think is this the best I can do? Is it neat? Can I understand it?

So we are going to just do a plan today. I want you to make a spider web plan for your persuasive writing piece. It needs to include the following points:

  1. An opening statement
  2. 3 reasons why you agree/ disagree and why
  3. Conclusion

Reading

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone audiobook https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Reading Zone page 120

It is important to read every day for enjoyment, language development, spelling, fluency. The list goes on so please ensure you are reading for 10-15 mins!

Gaeilge:

Ag scríobh focail faoin An tSamhradh. Use your dictionary to make a list of as many words as Gaeilge to do with Summer. Also use your own knowledge!

Maths:

Mathletics and you can continue to do xtramath.org if you like.

As we continue with division please check on Class Story as I have posted two pictures of how to layout the sum correctly. Please date and number each maths question too.

Planet Maths page 146 A

SPHE:

Discuss with your child what the word ‘hoensty’ means and times we were dishonest about something but owned up to it. Give them 10 minutes then to do some free writing. They can write about what was just discussed or a story or their weekend. Anything! This is a great way to allow you child to express themselves without being told exactly what to write. Hence why it is called ‘Free Writing’. They can do this daily if they so wish.

Science:

What is a minibeast?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKQfJFAHW8Q Look at this video to find out more.

Go on a minibeast hunt outside. Use a blank sheet of paper to draw small pictures of what you and try to label them too. Remember not to remove them from their habitat or play with them!

PE:

‘PE with Joe’ on YouTube

15/05/2020

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Please continue to send me your work on Class DoJo!

English:

Dictation sentences so ask someone in your house to call these out.

  1. They still talk about the great storm last August.
  2. “I like strawberry sauce on my ice cream,” commented Sam.
  3. The lions and tigers have big claws.

Reading Zone Read Unit 28 again but this time read it silently by yourself. Answer questions in Activity A. Remember the title, the date, number each sentence and full sentences. Don’t start an answer with ‘Cause’ or ‘Because’ too.

Gaeilge:

Some revision today. Remember ‘sa’ means ‘in the’ and when you follow this with a noun the noun has a séimhiú, for example, bosca (a box) but sa bhosca (in the box).

Seo Leat page 99 Activity C

Maths:

Mathletics and xtramath.org

Give this maths word problem a go https://nrich.maths.org/content/id/12672/AlwaysSometimesNeverStatementsNumberNew.pdf

Visual Art:

Please finish your Banksy picture and send it to me. I have received only three so far and would love to see some more.

PE:
‘PE with Joe’ on YouTube

14/05/2020

Good morning boys and girls. I hope you are all continuing to get up early, getting dressed, washing your face and teeth and eating healthily throughout the day. Also try to help out as best you can at home by emptying the dishwasher or dressing your bed and say please and thank you to your parents regularly.

J Kavanagh

English:

Week 28. Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check

Read you persuasive writing piece out loud to someone in your house. Have you persuaded them?

Listen to the audiobook ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Read RZ page 117 and answer the questions afterwards in Activity B

Maths:

Xtramath.org and Mathletics.

Gaeilge:

Play Deir Ó Ghrádaigh with your family.

Seo Leat page 98 Activity B

Science:

Continue to design your plane and also write it into your SESE copy. Please make sure you use the correct headings (check our previous experiments in your copy).

Visual Art:

Continue with your Banksy inspired drawing.

13/05/2020

Hi everyone! Please log on to our Zoom Meeting at 10am! Check the class story for the link.

English:

Week 29. Put them into alphabetical order

Continue to listen to the audiobook ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’

RZ page 116

Look back on the persuasive writing piece ‘Schools should reopen in June’ and I want you to rewrite it. Some of you need to give more reasons why you agree/disagree and you also need to expand the reasons, for example, someone wrote ‘I would like to see my friends’ instead you should expand this and say ‘I would like to see my friends because I have nobody to play with who is my age’. Here is a poster which will help you too. It has lots for phrases that you could include in your persuasive writing piece.

Structure of a persuasive writing piece:

  1. Introduction: An opening statement, such as, ‘I agree that schools should reopen in June.’
  2. Reasons: Explain why you agree/ disagree and make sure to say why!
  3. Conclusion: You conclude and bring it to an end, for example, ‘For these reasons, I hope I have persuaded you that schools should reopen in June.’

Maths:

Xtramath and Mathletics. Please log on and spend some time completing the activities.

Planet Maths page 145 B 1-6. Please look at the sample I have posted to the Class Story. This is how you write down the division sums.

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat page 98 Activity A

Science:

Make an aeroplane from recyclable materials. It must be able to fly!

Visual Art:

We have been looking at Game Changer by Banksy. Now I want you to draw a picture which is very similar to Banksy. So draw yourself playing with who you believe is a superhero. It may be your parent, your grandparent, your friend, who do you see as a superhero during this times but make it personal to you! It must also be done in black and white. Use the Banksy image that I shared on Monday for inspiration.

12/05/2020

Good morning! I have now sent you all your Mathlethics usernames and passwords and I have assigned you work on this. Please message me on Class DoJo if you’re struggling with any aspect of this. It is new for me too!

Please be mindful of your handwriting and presentation of your work. You need to remember to start at the margin, write your words on the line and complete your letters properly. Don’t forget also to write in cursive handwriting when you can.

Urban Rascals at 1.30pm today so log in and say ‘Hello’ and your name will be put in a draw to win a €10 voucher for The Treasury, New Ross. They are delivering around New Ross so you could treat yourself to a new pencilcase or some art and crafts materials!

I hope you all have a lovely day and don’t forget to post your work to the Class DoJo Portfolio for me to correct! 

Ms. J. Kavanagh

English:

Week 29 Look Cover Say Write Check

It is important to keep up with your reading each day so please try to read something, even if it is the back of the cereal box in the morning. If you can at all, please try to read a novel and if you don’t have books you could read your Reading Zone book.

Reading Zone page 115 and complete Activities C and E pages 118/119

Maths:

We can keep doing our xtramath and you can also now log onto your Mathletics account.

Gaeilge:

Read page 96 Seo Leat

Visual Art:

After looking at Banksy’s latest drawing, I want you to write a diary entry as the child in the painting from the day they are playing with the superheroes. This should be at least a page in length. As the boy, think about why you are playing with a superhero who is dressed as a nurse, why you other toys are in the bin, how you feel about the coronavirus, your feelings etc.

Geography:

Interview a parent about the job they do and write about it. Make sure these are full sentences and your handwriting is neat and tidy.

Ask them the following questions and more if you like:

  • What is your job title?
  • Where do you work?
  • What do you do on a typical day?
  • What is your least favourite thing about your job?
  • What is your most favourite thing about your job?

11/05/2020

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. The school has invested in a new maths programme which is available online and called Mathlethics. Can you please check your messages on DoJo for log in details? I hope to have them sent to you by the afternoon!

Have a great day and don’t forget to send me your work via Class DoJo!

Ms. Kavanagh

Don’t forget there’s loads of things you can do to keep you busy.

  1. Urban Rascals at 1.30pm each Tuesday and Thursday (Live on Urban Gym’s FB page)
  2. “PE with Joe” by Joe Wicks on YouTube is available daily
  3. Listen to David Walliams audiobook Elevnses https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
  4. Bake something. There are loads of recipes online!
  5. Get out daily for fresh air
  6. RTÉ School Hub daily on RTÉ2 at 11am

English:

Spelling List Week 29. Look up the meanings of 3 of the words in your dictionary and put them into sentences.

Write a persuasive writing piece called ‘Schools should reopen in June’. Decide whether you agree or disagree with this. See below the layout of a persuasive writing piece. Do a spider web plan first if this helps.

Continue to listen to the audiobook Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Maths:

Xtramath.org for number work activities

Planet Maths page 145 Q A (try to use concrete materials if you can like cubes, lego pieces, smarties)

Gaeilge:

Call you friend and have a short comhrá with them.

Science:

Have you designed your boat that can float in water? If you have write about the experiment in your SESE copy (see our experiment we did about mouldy bread for the correct layout)

Art:

Banksy is an anonymous (look up this word in the dictionary) artist and is from England. We do know he is 46 years old and is famous for his street art. On Wednesday this picture appeared in Southampton Hospital which is in England.

Have a chat with someone in your house and answer the following questions in your SESE copies.

  1. List everything you see in the picture.
  2. What is the boy doing?
  3. Why are Spiderman and Batman in a bin?
  4. The boy is playing with a nurse instead of the other superheroes. Why?
  5. Banksy titled this ‘Game Changer’. Why do you think he called it this?

 

08/05/2020

Good morning boys and girls! Did anyone stay up to see the supermoon in the sky last night? It is also visible at 10.40pm tonight if you missed it!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and don’t forget to send me your work.

Ms.Kavanagh

English:

Read page 112 and do activity A on page 113

Speech marks are used in writing when you want to show what someone is saying. Speech marks are put in at the start of what someone says and at the end of what they say. You also put a comma! And don’t forget to use a verb to show how they said it. Remember we made a great list of words we can use in our writing instead of said. Here are some examples:

  1. “I am so happy the weather is good day,” exclaimed Ryan.
  2. “Look! The boy has fallen on the yard,” shouted Kuba.
  3. “I think that dress looks beautiful,” whispered Natalia during assembly.

Do you understand what speech marks are now? They are these “____”. So insert what the person says in between them. I want you to draw different faces in your copy with a speech bubble coming out of their mouths and write what they could be saying. Don’t forget to include those speech marks!

Maths:

Xtramath

SPHE:

Write a diary entry from one day this week. Remember it should be in the past tense as it has already happened, include your feelings, describe the weather, things you did, food you ate, time you woke up at etc.

Science:

Design and make your own boat that will float on water. I want to see photos as evidence so send them to me on Class DoJo.

Write up your experiment in your SESE copy (see the one we did when we made the solar ovens as a reminder of the layout). You can do this writing part another day if you feel like it!

07/05/2020

Hi everyone! Can you believe it’s been 8 weeks since you were last in our classroom?! Time seems to be going very fast which during these times is a good thing, I think! I hope you’re all keeping well and are helping as much as you can at home with cooking, cleaning and perhaps minding younger siblings.

Don’t forget to log onto Facebook and join Andy for Urban Rascals at 1.30pm today!

Visual Art:

You last chance to enter Ms. Ryan’s Art Competition. See Class DoJo events for more information on this.

English:

Reading Zone page 111 and do Activities D and E. on page 114

Call someone in your class and see how they are and what they have been up to. Try to call someone who you haven’t been speaking to daily.

Write a summary of Leo Varadkar’s speech announced last Friday. Here is a video to help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtYYCEg8LAE

Maths:

Xtramath.org

Planet Maths page 144 Q B 1-7. Again like yesterday, do as many as you can. Write the sum the same way as Question A.

Gaeilge:

Some revision today with counting as Gaeilge which we have done a lot of work on in the classroom. Look at the top of page 95 Seo Leat. In Irish, there are several ways to count different things. So counting on a numberline you say aon, dó, trí, ceathair and so on. When counting people we say duine, beirt, triúr and so on. You will see this at the top of page 95.

Next fill in the sentences below in your copy. You must say how many people are in your family (sentence 3) and how many friends you have (sentence 4). Seo iad mo chairde (list your friends) and seo iad mo pheataí (list your pets). Do as far as sentence 5.

PE:

“PE with Joe”

Geography:

Please check Class DoJo story for link about the African Penguin

06/05/2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Visual Art:

Last few days left now to enter Ms.Ryan’s Art Competition by drawing a cherry blossom tree. Please ensure you send the picture to J. Ryan on Class Dojo or jryan@bunscoilris.ie.

English:

Read page 110 in your Reading Zone and do Activities B and C on page 113.

Maths:

Xtramath.org

  • Planet Maths page 144 Q A. Do all of the questions or as many as you can.

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat page 94 Activity 2

Science:

Look at this video that we watched last week about the whale and litter in our oceans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODni_Bey154

Now list ways that we can prevent this from happening.

PE:

“PE with Joe” on YouTube.

01/05/2020

Hi everyone! It’s Friday which is my favourite day of the week and it’s a long bank holiday weekend. Hopefully the weather improves and we can get out in the sunshine. I know exactly how difficult it is not seeing your friends and family but we are doing a fantastic job staying apart so we need to keep it up especially this weekend.

  • RTÉ School Hub at 11am today
  • PE with Joe on YouTube

Visual Art:

At this time of year there are cherry blossoms everywhere. This is a tutorial on painting blossoms. Ms. S. Ryan is holding an Art Competition. The challenge is to draw/make/3D model, in fact any medium you like, an Art piece showing cherry blossoms. There will be be five prizes of various Art supplies. There will a prize for each year group and one for the most unusual entry. Take a photo of your work and send it to J. Ryan on Class Dojo or jryan@bunscoilris.ie. You can also send it via what’s app. Winners will be announced on May 8th. The photos have been uploaded to the school’s FB page and to the school’s Class Story on DoJo.

Maths:

Xtramath.org and please remember to fully complete each activity.

English:

Reading: Continue to listen to the audiobook Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Spellings: Dictations sentences. Ask someone in your house to read these sentences out to you. Just once, you say it back and then write it down. The very same way we do it in class every Friday.

  1. “Look at the white swan,” called the child.
  2. They are watching a tennis match against a Dutch team.
  3. The wasps buzzed around the fizzy drinks.

Writing: Write about our Zoom meeting yesterday. Here are some questions to help you.

Who was on it? What time was it at? Did you enjoy it? What happened? Where were you? How did you feel? Do you think it’s similar to us speaking in the classroom?

SESE:

Continue to work on your Under the Sea project.

Look at this video and write about what happens. Try to be as detailed as possible and watch the video several times if needs be!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODni_Bey154

Gaeilge:

Write about what you did yesterday. Use the Glance Card which I posted onto the Class Story to help you, your Irish dictionary, your small word book and your Seo Leat book. You may also have an older sibling who could help. Remember to keep it simple!

I hope you have a lovely weekend and I will talk to you all on Tuesday.

Ms. Kavanagh

30/04/2020

Hi 3rd class! I hope you are all having a great week. Remember to just try your best and remember that the summer holidays have not started yet, this is our new way of doing school. Many of you have adjusted so well already which is fantastic. It has been lovely too speaking to some of you over the past few days. You all seem in great form, under the circumstances. Fingers crossed, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar lifts some of the restrictions next week.

Some reminders for you:

  • RTÉ School Hub at 11am today
  • PE with Joe on YouTube
  • Urban Rascals at 1.30pm with a chance to win a €10 voucher for The Treasury
  • Zoom Meeting at 11am (watch on DoJo Class Story for the link to the meeting)

English:

Spellings: Week 28. Write a short story using as many of the spellings as you can.

Reading: Continue to listen to the audible Harry Potter story and read any book which you are reading at home.

SPHE:

An announcement will be made this weekend about the restrictions which have been put in place until May 5th. What would you like to see reopening and why? How will you feel if this is reopened?

Maths:

xtramath.org. You are all doing great on this now so well done!

If the weather is good, go for a walk/run, count your steps, the distance you go and how long it takes you. Are you improving?

SESE:

As part of us learning about under the sea I want you to have a think and answer these questions in your SESE copy. There is no right or wrong answer. This is your opinion.

Do we as humans look after our oceans and seas?

Do we bring any harm to the animals that live in our oceans and seas?

Gaeilge:

Continue to teach someone at home how to play Deir Ó Ghrádaigh.

Seo Leat page 94 Activity E1

Visual Art:

At this time of year there are cherry blossoms everywhere. This is a tutorial on painting blossoms. Ms. S. Ryan is holding an Art Competition. The challenge is to draw/make/3D model, in fact any medium you like, an Art piece showing cherry blossoms. There will be be five prizes of various Art supplies. There will a prize for each year group and one for the most unusual entry. Take a photo of your work and send it to J. Ryan on Class Dojo or jryan@bunscoilris.ie. You can also send it via what’s app. Winners will be announced on May 8th. The photos have been uploaded to the school’s FB page and to the school’s Class Story on DoJo.

 

 

29/04/2020

Hey everyone! Hope you are all keeping well.

  • RTÉ School Hub at 11am today.
  • “PE with Joe” on YouTube.
  • Urban Rascals at 1.30pm on Urban Gym’s Facebook page this Thursday.
  • If your Under the Sea project is in PowerPoint form, please email it to me at jkavanagh@bunscoilris.ie.
  • Zoom Meeting Thursday at 11am. SHOW AND TELL so if you want you can show us something you have made since the lock down!
  • Play a board game or cards today because it’s miserable outside.
  • I made these on Monday evening and since the weather is bad you could make some treats indoors. They are so easy and delicious! https://donalskehan.com/recipes/chocolate-caramel-rice-crispy-treats/ 

English:

Spellings: Week 28. Put your spellings into alphabetical order. Choose 6 spellings to put into sentences.

Reading: https://stories.audible.com/discovery Listen to Harry Potter for 20 minutes, on your way preferably and in a quiet area of your home. Try to relax during this time. Please continue to keep up your reading at home. If you do not have a novel to read, go back to the start of your Reading Zone book and read a page each day. Read aloud for someone in your house.

Writing: Summarise chapter one of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Who was in the chapter? Where was the chapter set (Dursley House etc.)? What happened to the characters?

Gaeilge:

Play Deir Ó Ghrádaigh with someone at home. Use the back of the Seo Leat book for a list of doing words.

You say ‘Deir Ó Ghrádaigh bígí ag ____’ or ‘Bígí ag ____. If you say the second one and they do the action; then they are out. You were all experts at this game in the classroom so see are your family members just as good. Maybe teach them 3 or 4 doing words from your Seo Leat book before starting (be the teacher) or mime the action for them.

Maths:

Xtramath.org for number work. There are three activities to complete. Make sure you do them all and finish the activities in full. I am keeping an eye on your progress each day and you are all doing brilliantly. Make sure to read the sum carefully!

I’m living just outside New Ross so I assume it’s also pouring rain but if it stops at any point get out for some fresh air or even like yesterday, go for a walk (if your parents are super busy and can’t go with you, walk around your garden several times) count how many steps you take, how long it takes you and how far you walk. Has it improved since yesterday?

Planet Maths page 143 Activity E. Choose 4 sums to write a word problem for. If you feel like it, do all of them!

SESE:

Continue to work on your Under the Sea projects and also take a look at History from yesterday’s classwork. For those of you who have completed all of this, write a diary entry pretending to be a passenger on the Titanic.

28/04/2020

Good morning 3rd class! I hope you are all well today. This weekend is the May Bank Holiday so we have a long weekend to look forward to and a day off from classwork next Monday.

  • RTÉ School Hub at 11am today.
  • PE with Joe on YouTube.
  • Urban Rascals at 1.30pm on Urban Gym’s Facebook page.
  • If your Under the Sea project is in PowerPoint form, please email it to me at jkavanagh@bunscoilris.ie.
  • Zoom Meeting Thursday at 11am. Show and tell so I want you to show me and the class something that you have made since lockdown. Now don’t stress, it can be as simple as a picture you drew or a project you have completed or if it is something in your garden that you can’t necessarily show us on camera, then just explain it to us.

English:

Spellings: Week 28. Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check.

Writing: Following on from yesterday’s work, I want you to expand your reasons that you listed yesterday. Remember you are trying to PERSUADE the person reading your work that ‘Homework should be banned’ or perhaps ‘Homework should not be banned’. These videos that I link each day should help you to understand persuasive writing more. If you are still struggling to understand what it means, message me on Class DoJo! J

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bbWJKIvl2c

Reading: https://stories.audible.com/discovery Listen to Harry Potter for 20 minutes, on your way preferably and in a quiet area of your home. Try to relax during this time.

Please continue to keep up your reading at home. If you do not have a novel to read, go back to the start of your Reading Zone book and read a page each day. Read aloud for someone in your house.

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat Lch 92 Activity B

Teach your family members how to play “I spy” as Gaeilge, (Feicim rud éigin ag tosú le……) Remember: Tá tú ceart / Níl tú ceart.

Maths:

Xtramath.org for number work.

Planet Maths page 143 Q B (write down the answers in your copy, set a timer for maybe 7 minutes and see how fast you can answer these questions.

Last week I ran 5km in 33 mins 07 seconds. Yesterday I ran the same route in 32 mins 20 secs. I want you to walk or run a certain distance today (you choose but challenge yourselves!) and time yourself. Then some day during the week I want you to try and beat that time!

Geography:
Continue to work on your Under the Sea project.

History:

As part of learning about Under the Sea, we are also going to learn about probably the most well-known ship that sunk in 1912. Take a look at these links to learn more. If you want, list 5 things you have learned in your SESE copies or write a diary entry as a passenger on the ship. Do this history over the next few days if you like.

https://www.natgeokids.com/ie/discover/history/general-history/would-you-have-survived-the-titanic/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_1EihgfTYY

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/a-titanic-anniversary/

Music:

Practise singing the song Under the Sea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyFUteFMrro

I hope you have a lovely day and we will chat again soon

27/04/2020

Good morning boys and girls! Another new week and another week closer to being out of this lockdown. Fingers crossed a positive announcement is made after this weekend! But until then we will keep doing what we are doing. I was so proud to see the amazing things you have all been doing in your gardens last week, from building spider homes to volcanoes! Well done!

RTÉ School Hub is on RTÉ2 each day at 11am if you want to tune into that while have a snack. By snack, I mean a piece of fruit or veg. Don’t forget all that we have learned with Food Dudes!

Urban Rascals continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm. If you have never done this, please try doing it. It’s a great exercise class and it is so important you stay active during this time. Send a picture of you doing it to the school’s messenger on Facebook. Also Joe Wicks uploads a PE lesson called ‘PE with Joe’ each day on YouTube. I have started to run 5km one day and then walk the next day. I try to do it early in the morning as it seems to energise me for the day!

We will have another Zoom meeting this Thursday and I want you to present to the class one thing that you have made since the lockdown. It can be a cake you baked, a picture you drew, something you made in your garden, a project, the list is endless! And if you don’t want to show us because you’re a bit camera shy, then that is fine too. Just tune in and maybe pick up some ideas! I will share the link with you all on Wednesday.

So here is your work for the day. Please do what you can, try your best and enjoy it!

English:

Writing: Look at the video below. Here the girl has chosen the topic about convincing her teacher to have more recess (break time). She lists all the reasons why she wants more recess. This will hopefully persuade/ convince her teacher to extend her recess. Take a look at the video and see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHCYvNvV68c

So first we are all going to be giving our opinion on the same topic so we can share our examples and learn from one another. This week’s topic is ‘I think homework should be banned’. I want you to write down this topic as your title and list the reasons why you agree with this topic or why you disagree. If you agree then you think homework should be banned. If you disagree then you think there should be homework. Here is an example with a different topic:

I think the weekend should be three days.

Agree

We get to spend more time with our family.

We can go on a longer holiday for the weekend.

It means 4 days working and 3 days of our own free time so it is more balanced.

People who work for Amazon only work 4 days a week and it has shown to be excellent for their wellbeing.

Disagree

People would then want a 4 day weekend after a while.

People would become very lazy if they only worked for 4 days.

It would be sad not seeing our classmates for 3 days of the week.

Reading: Listen to the audiobook ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Continue to read a novel that you may have at home.

Spelling: Week 28. Look up the meanings of 4 of your spellings in the dictionary and put them into sentences.

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat Lch 92 Activity A

Teach your family members how to play “I spy” as Gaeilge, (Feicim rud éigin ag tosú le……) Remember: Tá tú ceart / Níl tú ceart.

Maths:

Xtramath.org each day

Planet Maths page 92 Q A

Go for a walk today and count how many steps you take and how fast you can do it. Try to beat yoru time from last Friday.

Geography:

Continue to work on your Under the Sea project. If you have finished that. Then you could do another project but maybe on different transport used in our seas and oceans.

Music:

Practise singing the song Under the Sea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyFUteFMrro

SPHE:
Write down 3 things you are grateful for and why.

24/04/2020

Good morning 3rd class! It was fantastic to see some of you yesterday. It certainly put me in a great mood for the rest of the day. I hope it did for you too! Tune into RTÉ School Hub at 11am. I have watched it a few times and I’ve even learned a thing or two so give it a go.

The important thing is to get outside at some stage. Just like Mr. Moran said on Zoom yesterday, don’t be stuck behind a screen all day. Why don’t you do your school work in your garden or sit outside and draw a nice picture of what you are looking at?

English:

Dictation: Ask a parent or an older sibling to call out the following sentences. You need to write them down and then check to see if you are correct.

  1. He was given a new bicycle.
  2. “I will be using the new gym when it opens,” said Nick.
  3. The secret code had symbols instead of letters.

Reading: We are going to start a class novel so each day I want you to spend 15 minutes listening to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling.

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Maths:

Xtramath.org for number work. You are all doing great on this!

Loads of you have been going for walks outside which is great so today I want you to go on a Maths Trail and answer the following questions;

First estimate and write down your estimations. Remember to give an educated realistic estimate. Then go do it and write down what the actual answer is!

How long did it take you to walk around the block or your garden?

How many people did you see?

How many steps will you take? Measure this on your phone or on a watch if you have a FitBit.

How many chimneys do you see along your walk?

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat page 92 Activity A

SESE:

Continue to work on your Under the Sea project.

Music:

Practise the Under the Sea song. Maybe next week we could perform it as a whole class on Zoom??

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

PE:

Joe Wicks ‘PE with Joe’ on YouTube. It was great to hear yesterday that some of you are going for walks every day which is brilliant so keep this up!

23/04/2020

Good morning! So today I hope we will get to see each other after such a long time. I am very excited to see your faces!!

  • Zoom Meeting at 11am. Please check your messages on DoJo and it’s also posted to the class story to find the link!
  • RTÉ School Hub at 11am
  • Urban Rascals at 1.30pm

If you need to speak to me privately, I am available on DoJo Messages from 9-4 each day. Let me know if your child is unwell, struggling with the work or would like more challenging work. I am here to help! J

Ms. Kavanagh

English:

Spellings: Week 27. Word Work with two new words.

Writing: Persuasive writing is to persuade or convince someone. You write about what you think of something, how you feel about something and what you believe in. Take a look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiexHnX0xZY and brainstorm some things that you would like to give your opinion on.

Reading Zone page 108 Activity G

Oral Language: Ever play the game Heads Up? Download it onto your tablet or phone and play this with someone in your house.

Reading: Read pages 106 and 107 again in your Reading Zone

Maths:

Number: xtramath.org activities. Please ensure you complete the activities in full and end it.

Division word problems:

Please complete these in your maths copy. Rule, date and write down each sum in your copy.

  1. Kuba needed to put 18 plates away in the kitchen. She put the plates in stacks of 2. How many stacks did the chef make?
  2. For a parade, 24 dancers arranged themselves evenly in 6 rows. How many dancers were in each row?
  3. Ryan Murphy Walsh picked 27 apples from his orchard. If it takes 9 apples to make an apple tart, how many apple tarts can Cooper make?
  4. Natalia bought 50 glass beads. She split the beads evenly among 5 of her friends. How many beads did Natalia give to each friend?
  5. A photographer called Jakub needs to mail 60 photographs to a newspaper in another town. If he can put 6 photographs in each envelope, how many envelopes will the photographer need to use?
  6. A group of 25 students in Ms.Kavanagh’s 3rd class want to ride a roller coaster. If the cars on the roller coaster can each hold 5 people, how many cars will the students need?
  7. Isabella made 56 finger puppets. She gave the same number of puppets to each of 8 friends. How many finger puppets did Isabella give to each friend?
  8. Emmanuel rode his bike for a total of 18 kilometers in the past 3 days. He rode the same distance every day. How many kilometers did Abdul bike each day?

Gaeilge:

Reading: Seo Leat page 90 and 91. Bí ag léamh!

Music:

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

I hope we can do a practise via Zoom someday next week.

Geography:

Please start or continue to work on your project of your favourite sea creature. Here are some useful websites:

https://www.kiddle.co/

https://oceana.org/marine-life

https://www.natgeokids.com/ie/discover/animals/sea-life/strange-sea-creatures/

Please don’t take information from Wikipedia and just like we always do, only take information that you understand and write it in your own words. Your project can be presented as a poster, in a mini book (made from pages stapled together) or as a PowerPoint (you will need a laptop for this).

SPHE:

By holding our Zoom meeting, I think it is fantastic for our wellbeing to see our friends!

PE:

Urban Rascals at 1.30pm on Facebook’s Urban Gym page.

PE with Joe on YouTube.

22/04/2020

Hey everyone! I hope you are all getting up nice and early and sticking to the routine that you would typically do before this lockdown started. Try to get up by 9am, dressed, eat breakfast, wash your face and brush your teeth. I want you to dress your bed and tidy up after yourself throughout the day too. I’m sure your parents are not running a hotel service!

  • RTÉ School Hub is live each day from 11am with lessons from every school subject.
  • YouTube search ‘Easy steps to draw a ____’. Pick anything and learn to draw it!
  • Visit David Walliams website and do activities based on his books or take a listen to his books. He uploads himself reading his books online each week. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities/

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

  • Do some free writing
  • Do a project based on a country or a famous person
  • Bake something and share the pictures on Class DoJo
  • Try doing some yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Have a lovely day. Imagine it’s midweek already!

Ms.Kavanagh

English:

Spellings: Today I want you to look up the meanings of 5 of the words in the dictionary and then put all 18 words into alphabetical order.

Writing/ Reading: We have begun to learn about persuasive writing. Today I want you to look at the link (YouTube) below and also read two samples (PDST website).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD9arWXIddM

https://pdst.ie/persuasivewriting

Oral Language: Call someone in the class and ask them how their Easter holidays went

Maths:

Xtramath.org. Please read the sum carefully before answering it.

Planet Maths page 91. D

Gaeilge:

Seo Leat Book. We had started time before the Easter break so I want you to look back over page 80. Then complete the activity F on page 81.

Music:

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

Geography:

Follow this link to learn about sea creatures. You may need to set up a Twinkl account (it is free for the duration of school closures).

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-tp-856-sea-creature-fact-powerpoint

Which sea creature would you like to know more about? I am giving you until Wednesday 29th April to research more about one of these sea creatures and present the class with your project. This can be presented by just showing us a picture or sending a video of you presenting it. The project can be presented on paper, as a large poster, by PowerPoint (remember we had almost completed our lovely space projects this way). If you have a laptop, you should have PowerPoint. You can type it out either! I don’t mind. Get creative!

If you cannot get onto Twinkl, choose a sea creature to still research.

Visual Art:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkFK_2cti7g

Please keep an empty cereal box as we will need this next week for art.

21/04/2020

Good morning 3rd class! I have spoken to some of you and you are whizzing through the work which is fantastic!! If you’re looking for something else to keep you occupied here is a list of things you could do:

Have a great day!

Ms.Kavanagh

English:

Spellings: Week 27. Please continue to do word work. So look up the meaning in the dictionary, write down words that are similar or related to the word and put them into sentences. Do Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check as you would have done for your homework each night.

Reading: Reading Zone page 107 and read any novel you are reading at the moment. If you have a library card, you can download books for free from Wexford County Library. Follow this link to find out more

Writing: Set the timer on your phone/ tablet for 15 minutes and do some free writing. Make up a story, write about the lockdown, write a poem, put your spellings into sentences etc.

Oral Language: Have a chat with someone in your house about this lockdown (schools being closed, limit of 2km for travel and exercise, only essential shops being opened). Firstly, have a think about whether you agree or disagree with the measures the government have taken. Then discuss your opinion with someone. Try to persuade them that your opinion is correct but also take on board what they say and perhaps they might change your opinion.

Maths:

Number: Have you logged onto xtramath.org? If not, please message me on DoJo and we can sort this out. It’s very easy! If you have logged on, continue to do the sums each day to keep up with your number work.

Division: Correct your answers from yesterday’s maths in Planet Maths page 90 Question C 2. These are available on DoJo Class Story. Do page 91 question C and D.

Gaeilge:

Bí ag léamh eLeathanach. Don’t stress if you don’t know what it entirely means. Use your dictionary to help you! It’s about RTE School Hub, Things to do in your house and the change in time.

https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/sites/default/files/assets/document//Eleathanach%20346.pdf

Geography:

We will be learning about all things to do with Under The Sea for the next fortnight.

In the classroom before we start to learn about something new, we make a KWL chart (what you know, what you want to know and what you have learned). So I want you to draw two spider web diagrams. Label one with a K and label another with a W. Write down in the K web what you already know about our oceans and seas (fish, plants, transport, famous historical events etc.) and then in the W web write down what you would like to know.

Look at this PowerPoint (you may need to set up a Twinkl account to access this) and video to learn about the oceans on Planet Earth.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-tp-5976-oceans-of-the-world-facts-powerpoint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-up6zuCQQg

PE:

Joe Wicks is continuing to upload a PE lesson each day on YouTube. Search ‘PE with Joe’. Urban Rascals is continuing every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm so tune in to that on the Urban Gym’s Facebook page.

Music:

We are going to learn this song as a whole class so I want you to practise singing this song.

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

SPHE:

Choose a strength that you wrote down yesterday and write an acrostic poem with that word but make sure to describe yourself and how you show that strength.

 

Monday 20th April 2020

Welcome back everyone!  

To my wonderful 3rd class students,

I hope you had a lovely Easter break and ate lots of Easter eggs. I still have three left (99c in Aldi so couldn’t resist)! Having said that, I want you to keep up with Food Dudes and continue to eat portions of fruit and veg each day. I hope you are adjusting well to this surreal change to our lives. Remember to just try your best with the work that I post each day. If you are struggling in any way, I am of course here to help you. Just message me on DoJo and we can talk about it! Or if you just want to have a chat then go for it. The summer holidays have not started yet so I want you to get into the mindset that this is our new way of doing school. Now of course, it’s difficult because we are not in our classroom, you are not with your classmates and you don’t have me, your teacher, standing in front of you but for some sense of normality, give the work below a go. Plus it’s a good distraction from the elephant in the room at the moment and gives us some sense of normality!

To the parents,

You are doing a fantastic job!! Don’t be worrying about getting all of this work done to perfection and uploaded to me each day. Most of the work can actually be done independently so if some of you are working from home and/ or have small children to mind, your 3rd class child should be able to do the work by themselves. You’re not teachers and your kitchen is not a classroom and I completely understand this so please don’t stress and worry. If this is still very overwhelming, then please message me on DoJo and we can have a chat! Use this time to get to know your child. If you want to go for a walk or bake a cake rather than do Planet Maths one day, then go for it and still send me a picture (and the recipe!).

Finally, please upload any work that you complete to DoJo under the activities section, preferably not through the messages as it’s difficult to correct and support teachers cannot see it. Also please take a CLEAR BIRD’S EYE VIEW of each page of work. 

I hope you have a great day and remember to be kind.

Chat soon,

Ms. Kavanagh

English:

Spellings: Week 27. Please continue to do word work. So look up the meaning in the dictionary, write down words that are similar or related to the word and put them into sentences. Do Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check as you would have done for your homework each night.

Writing: We will be learning about Persuasive Writing for the next few weeks. Do you know what persuasive writing is? What does the word persuade mean?

Persuasive texts are written to argue or persuade. They promote the writers point of view. You are trying to change someone’s opinion and persuade them that you are correct.

Play this game at home with someone ‘Change the point of view’. Pretend to be Goldilocks and tell the story of the Goldilocks and the 3 bears from her point of view. Try to persuade whoever you are telling the story to that Goldilocks was actually the victim and the three bears were mean! Try this with different stories if you like.

Reading: Read Reading Zone page 106 and of course, if you are reading a novel at the moment then continue to read this each day. I am reading every day using my Kindle. I sit in my conservatory for about 45 minutes and just lose myself in the story which is a lovely distraction.

Maths:

Number: Have you logged onto xtramath.org? If not, please message me on DoJo and we can sort this out. It’s very easy! If you have logged on, continue to do the sums each day to keep up with your number work.

Division: Planet Maths page 90 Question C 2. For this question, here are some suggestions if you don’t have cubes; cheerios, smarties, skittles, minstrels, blocks, jigsaw pieces, magnetic letters or cut up pieces of paper. Get creative!

Gaeilge:

Mo Deireadh Seachtaine (My Weekend). Write down as much as you can about what you did over the weekend. Use your Seo Leat book and your dictionary to help you but remember to write down simple sentences and ones that you understand! Here are some verbs and phrases to help you:

D’ith mé- I ate

D’ól mé- I drank

Rinne mé- I made

Inné- Yesterday

Bhí mé ag imirt- I was playing

Bhí an ghrian ag taitneamh sa spéir- The sun was shining in the sky

PE:

Joe Wicks is continuing to upload a PE lesson each week so go onto You Tube and search ‘PE with Joe’. If the weather is nice, try to get out for a walk, even if it is just around your garden. I have been trying to go for a walk every day, not only for exercise but to clear my mind and get out of the house. I walked 10km yesterday and then ate a slice of rolo cheesecake. You might be snacking more at home so make sure you are doing the exercise. Balance!

SPHE:

I want you to think about your strengths and make a poster about them. You can have as many or as little as you like.

 

03/04/2020

Good morning everyone! Imagine, today would have been the last day of school before the Easter holidays. I want you all to do your work today, put your best effort in and then it is time for a well- deserved break. You have all worked incredibly hard and even if you only did a small bit each day, well done to you. This is a new experience for me, for your family and of course, for you. So if you’re finding it hard to concentrate and didn’t understand all of the work, that is absolutely fine. Don’t stress about it. All you can do is your best!

Over the Easter break, you can still access work because I know some of you are bored:

  • RTÉ School Hub will still be shown daily from 11.30am Monday to Friday.
  • Urban Rascals will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1.30pm on Urban Gym’s Facebook Page.
  • Joe Wicks will continue to upload his PE lesson every day Monday- Friday on his YouTube channel.
  • Keep an eye on the school’s Twitter and Facebook page as we will be sharing activities.
  • Twinkl is available too which is a website with PowerPoints, art activities, writing pieces etc. It is now available free of charge if you want to take a look at that.
  • xtramath.org is available over the Easter break.
  • Any work that you didn’t complete over the last three weeks, you could do. The work below will not be removed!

TODAY’S TASK: Clear the table after dinner, fill the dishwasher or do the washing up!

Please upload any work that you complete today to your portfolio on DoJo. Try your best!

English:

  • Get someone to read these sentences to you to write down.
  1. ‘I think he is a thief,’ she shouted.
  2. My neice and I will be shopping on Saturday.
  3. They shrieked as the bull charged across the field.

Correct you sentences and any words that you spell incorrectly, write them out 3 times.

  • Write a short story beginning with ‘One beautiful spring day I was walking in a meadow. Imagine my surprise when a butterfly landed on my shoulder and whispered in my ear…’.

A narrative piece of writing will have a beginning, middle and end.

Beginning: Write the sentence above and add what the butterfly said. Then, describe the meadow, the weather, yourself and the butterfly. Set the scene!

Middle: This is the plot. Describe what happens to you and the butterfly in the meadow. Usually the characters (you and the butterfly) have a problem that they must solve.

End: Finish your story with a happy or sad ending. Make sure the problem is solved!

It will help you a lot if you make a spider web plan first. Keep your story short and focused. Keep reading over what you have wrote and use a dictionary to help with your spelling.

Maths:

  • Log onto xtramath.org. Congratulations to Ruth Curry who received her first maths certificate yesterday on the site!
  • Correct your homework from yesterday.
  • Play a board game or cards with someone in your house, just like the way we would play snakes and ladders for maths in the classroom. If you don’t own a board game, I will be posting a picture of a game on DoJo which you can copy onto a page and play.

Gaeilge:

  • Call someone in the class and have a 3 minute comhrá (conversation).

SPHE:

  • Write down 3 things that you are grateful for.

Visual Art:

Draw an Easter bunny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNKRfEQoE0E

02/04/2020

Hi everyone! How is everyone today? Please continue to send me your work daily on Class DoJo. Tune into RTÉ School Hub at 11am today on RTÉ2, Joe Wicks’ home workout video on YouTube and most importantly, Urban Rascals is live again today from 1.30pm. Please dress up in blue, do the workout outside and get someone to take a picture of you doing it. Then send it to the school’s Facebook page on messenger.

English:

Spellings: Week 26. Please continue to do word work. So look up the meaning in the dictionary, write down words that are similar or related to the word and put them into sentences.

Grammar: A paragraph is a group of sentences within a piece of writing which is written about the same idea or topic. Paragraphs are often separated by missing a line between them. Draw out this worksheet in your English copy and fill it in. You could do it across two pages if you want. It doesn’t have to be laid out exactly like this page.

Writing: Write a diary entry about your weekend. Include your feelings, what you ate, what you did etc.

Maths:

Log onto xtramath.org and do some number work. Please contact me via DoJo messages to those who have not connected to this yet.

Correct your maths work that you did yesterday. Answers posted to the Class Story on Class DoJo.

Do page 70 Planet Maths Q B

Gaeilge:

Look at Seo Leat page 80 and study activity D. This is how you tell the time as Gaeilge. You put ‘Bhí sé’ before each one which means ‘It was’ and then ‘Tá mé’ before each one to say ‘It is’. Write down the following times in your copy.

It was five o’clock.

It was six o’clock.

It is ten o’ clock.

It is twelve o’clock.

Science/ Geography:

Watch this video again to recap on the different types of rock and their properties.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeuYx-AbZdo

Igneous rocks are formed from lava that has dried and become solid. Magma comes out of a volcano after it erupts and this is then known as lava. When the lava cools and solidifies (becomes hard), rock is formed. Igneous rocks typically have crystals in them. Here is more information if you want to know more https://www.britannica.com/science/igneous-rock.

Today I want you to make a volcano. Take pictures and even a video and send it to me on the school’s facebook page via messenger! http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/how-to-make-a-volcano/

SPHE:

Write down 3 of your strengths. What are you good at? You can do this in your SESE copy.

 

01/04/2020

Hey boys and girls. How is everyone today? It’s midweek already. Time is going by so fast and just think, we are always one day closer to going back to normality! Please try to tune into RTÉ School Hub at 11am today on RTÉ2. Don’t forget Joe Wicks has his daily episode on YouTube with a great workout! Tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day. Please wear something blue and send a picture to the school Facebook page on messenger.

Parents/ guardians, please never feel under pressure to do all of the work I am giving your child. If you do not have the materials, ingredients etc. then that is absolutely fine.

Please send me any of your work today to the portfolio section on Class DoJo.

Daily Task:

Make Hot Cross Buns. I just quickly googled this recipe so if you want a different one, just type in Hot Cross Buns recipe and loads will come up. Good Friday is April 10th and apparently a monk baked these on Good Friday and marked them with a cross so give them a go.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-hot-cross-buns

English:

  1. Continue with word work on week 26 of your spelling list.
  2. Reading Zone page 105 Activity F
  3. It is very important that you are reading a little bit each day. Please read back over the story from Unit 25 of your Reading Zone or read a book you have at home.

Gaeilge:

Please correct or else write down this in your copy:

Aimsir Chaite (Past Tense) Aimsir Láithreach (Present Tense) Aimsir Fháistineach (Future Tense)
Chaill mé (I lost) Cailleann mé (I lose) Caillfidh mé (I will lose)
Chaill tú Cailleann tú Caillfidh tú
Chaill sé/ sí Caileann sé/ sí Caillfidh sé/ sí
Chailleamar (We lost) Caillaimid Caillfimid
Chaill sibh Cailleann sibh Cailleann sibh
Chaill siad Cailleann siad Cailleann siad

Write down 6 sentences using these verbs. Notice how the ending is –eann/ -fidh because the last vowel in Caill is ‘i’ so caol le caol (slender with slender).

Maths:

  1. xtramath.org or get someone to ask you your division tables from your homework journal
  2. Discuss the date with your child. Ask them the following questions:
  • What month are we in now?
  • How many days in this month?
  • How many months left in Spring?
  • What important events take place during this month?
  1. Take a look at this brochure I picked up yesterday in Aldi. You might even have it at home! Answer these questions in your Maths copy.

  • How much would 2 junior hurleys cost me? Can you think of an easy way to do this in your head?
  • What is the price difference between the training sliotar and the single sliotar?
  • If the hurling grips cost €3.49 and there are 2 in a pack. How much is one hurling grip?
  • My name is Leo Varadkar and I want to take up hurling. I need a senior hurley, a training sliotar and a premium mouth guard. How much money do I need to bring into Aldi tomorrow?
  • What date is this stuff available in the Aldi stores?

 Geography:

Watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeuYx-AbZdo

Write down 3 facts each about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Using the rocks you collected yesterday, what type of rocks do you think you have?

This picture may help you.

Visual Art:

Collect more pebbles, twigs, rocks etc. from outside and use the picture below to create a scene.

31/03/2020

Good morning 3rd class. I hope you and your families are well. Please read the following notices:

  1. Tune into RTÉ School Hub at 11am today. I watched it yesterday and it was excellent! It’s hard to focus on everything for the hour so watch what you can.
  2. Urban Rascals is upon us again and we are very excited this week as we have a desk to give away. Go onto Facebook at 1.30pm, go to the Urban Rascals page, work up a sweat, send a picture to the school FB messenger (get creative!) and you could win!
  3. If you are feeling very active, go onto YouTube and watch Joe Wicks daily exercise videos. I have been trying his HIIT exercises and they are excellent!
  4. Food Dudes: Send me pictures via Class DoJo of you eating your fruit and veg!

English:

  1. Two new words from Week 26 and continue doing word work with these.
  2. Look at this photograph and have a conversation about it with someone in your house. These two doctors are celebrating when one of their patients has recovered from Covid19. You could ask each other these questions:
  • What are they thinking?
  • How do they feel?
  • Why are they wearing so much personal protective equipment?
  • Do you think they are brave and determined people? Why?
  • Would you like to be in their position? Why?
  • What kinds of sounds can they hear?
  • Have you ever achieved anything? How did this make you feel?

  1. Write a diary entry pretending to be one of these doctors. Write it as though you have come home after a day of being in this hospital. Describe the hospital, the patients and your feelings.

Maths:

  1. Do xtramath.org. I can see your results daily so well done!
  2. Take a look at this receipt and answer the following questions. I was in Aldi last week and this one is healthier than the Tesco receipt!

 

         

How much money did I spend in total?

How much were the firelighters?

How much were the eggs and milk altogether?

How much money did I spend on chocolate?

I bought a 3 pack of onions for 99c. How much did they each cost me?

I spent €74.47. How much change would I have got if I gave the cashier €80.00? Try solve this one in your head and write down the answer. Do the sum then to see if you are correct.

 Gaeilge

An briathar nua: Caill (to lose)

Write this in the aimsir chaite, aimsir laithreach (AL) and aimsir fhaistineach (AF). Remember our rules!

If the last vowel is caol (i,e) it ends in

–eann and imid (AL) Example: Cailleann mé (I lose)

–fidh and –fimind (AF) Example: Caillfidh mé (I will lose)

If the last vowel is leathan (a,o,u) it ends in

–ann and –aimid (AL) Example: Dúnann mé (I close)

–faidh and –faimid (AF) Example: Dúnfaidh mé (I will close)

Science:
I want you to go outside and collect 3 different types of rocks (similar size). Examine them and answer the following questions in your SESE copy, label them Rock A, Rock B, Rock C when you are writing about them.

  1. Describe the colours of each of the rocks.
  2. What weight are each of the rocks?
  3. What texture is each rock? Soft, smooth, hard, grainy etc.
  4. Is the rock strong? Try throw it against the ground and see does it chip or break. Please do this outside and not on your kitchen tiles!!

30/03/2020

Good morning boys and girls. I hope you and your families are well! Here are some points I want to draw your attention to:

  1. RTÉ are starting Home School Hub today and every day from 11am-12pm each day. It will be live from RTE 2. This morning they are teaching a lesson aimed at 3rd and 4th class!
  2. Urban Rascals continues this week so tune in from 1.30pm Tuesday and Thursday. This week’s prize is a schools home study centre which has been kindly donated by one of our parents.
  3. Please take a look at the school Facebook and DoJo accounts as we post their regularly with important information. See the post about the School Meals and please text 086 021 1338 if you are interested in this service.
  4. David Walliams is uploading an audiobook daily so tune into this and have a listen.
  5. Try not to spend your whole day on social media and looking at the news. Look and listen to these to inform yourself, not absorb yourself!

Daily Task:

Make a to do list for the week so you have some focus. Maybe make a timetable for each day!

English:

  1. Word Work: Two new words from Week 26 spelling list and continue to do work on these words (discuss meaning, write down words within the word etc.)
  2. Reading: Read the story in RZ pages 101-103 again or read your library book
  3. Writing: RZ page 104 Activities B + C

Gaeilge:

  1. Seo Leat page 84 Activity B
  2. Read pages 82 and 83

Maths:

  1. Please log on to xtramath.org. It is a fantastic website that works on your child’s understanding of number. In the classroom, I would always do number work at the start of a maths lesson so I am trying to keep this up. Please message me on DoJo today if you are finding it hard to log on. Well done to those to have started it!
  2. Planet Maths page 66 Q D

History:

Write the information you have collected about a famous inventor on sheets of paper, just like we would in class. If you have a lined refill pad at home this would be great. Take a look at the picture I have uploaded recently on the school FB page. Some children from other classes have done projects. Remember the way we presented our projects about famous women in history, present it like that please. Try your best and make sure it is neat!

PE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk

Joe Wicks Classroom Workout

SPHE:

Is there anything you took for granted before we were told we had to stay in our homes and only leave to exercise and get food? When these restrictions have been lifted, what will you do first? Do you think you will appreciate things more, for example, seeing your friends, being in a crowd, being in school etc.

Write about this and try to answer the questions above.

27/03/2020

Good morning boys and girls. It’s Friday! We have completed our second week of classwork at home so well done to both you and your parents. Just some important points I would like to draw your attention to:

Please date and put a title on your work. Take a bird’s eye view of the work you complete.

Log onto Class DoJo and Bunscoil Rís Facebook page for regular updates on school activities, news and answers to your classwork.

Please keep any newspapers you have!

Daily Task:

I want you to call a relative and ask them how they are. Tell them about your week!

English:

Please read each sentence below once, your child says it back and then writes it down. We do this every Friday morning. They know that this is dictation.

  1. The priceless china vase fell and smashed into hundreds of pieces.
  2. He broke his arm and needed a plaster cast.
  3. ‘My class has drama next,’ explained Kim quickly.

Please correct these sentences. Choose a word that they spelled incorrectly and examine the word. What does it mean? How many vowels are there? Can you spell any words from this word? Get your child to write down the word again and put it into a sentence.

Have you been listening to David Walliams audiobooks? Listen to that today in a quiet area of the house! I usually like to make a cup of tea and have a biscuit so treat yourself…you deserve it after another week of living in this mad world!

Maths:

  1. Log on to xtramath.org and do a maths activity. Please make sure you are entering the correct log in code using capital letters and hyphens.
  2. Here are two word problems. The first one is quite tricky. Do what you can!

Gaeilge:

Write about your day yesterday. I will post a picture of a Glance Card later today to help you. Remember to keep it simple and use the words we have learned. Think about what you ate (D’ith mé), what you did/ made (Rinne mé) etc.

SESE:

  1. Take a look at your soil profile. What has happened? If it’s still the exact same, why do you think that is?
  2. Spend 15 minutes looking over the notes you gathered on the famous inventor, check spellings and ensure you’ve enough information.

SPHE:

  1. Think about 3 things you are grateful for. You can write it down if you like!
  2. Write a diary entry for yesterday. Describe how the Coronavius pandemic is affecting you and your family.

26/03/2020

Good morning 3rd Class. Don’t forget to ask someone at home how they are today! Please log onto DoJo is you haven’t already done so. This is where I am uploading the answers to the classwork so keep an eye out and give it a like so I know you are seeing it. If you are struggling to do this, please email me at jkavanagh@bunscoilris.ie.

Daily Task:

Sort out your sock and underwear drawer. Throw out any of those odd socks and pair up the ones that need pairing up!

PE

Log onto Urban Gym at 1.30pm on Facebook for Urban Rascals. Take a picture and send it to the messenger on the school’s Facebook page. Joe Wicks is uploading daily to his YouTube account a PE lesson so do that if you want.

English:

  1. Word Work: Put all of your spellings into alphabethical order.
  2. Reading: Read RZ pages 102 and 103. Try to read daily for your own enjoyment. David Walliams is uploading an audio version each day of one of his novels too. Read your books outside today in the sunshine.
  3. Writing: RZ page 104 Q A

Gaeilge:

  1. Reading: Read pages 82 and 83 in your Seo Leat Book
  2. Writing: Answer the questions on page 84 Activity A

Cad?= What?, Cé= Who?, An raibh Beití?= Was Betty?, le Beití= with Betty

Parents/ guardians the children should be able to do Gaeilge by themselves. I completely understand that some of you did not learn the language in school. If any child is really struggling, please tell me and I can give different work on DoJo.

Maths:

  1. Number work: Log onto your xtramath.org account and do your first activity. I have messaged each of you on DoJo with a code to log in. Please follow the instructions.
  2. Planet Maths p. 66 B and C

SESE:

I want you to choose from one of the following inventors and do a mini project on them. Just like we have always done project work, I want you to use various websites and your own knowledge to gather information. Take notes in your SESE copy for today. Gather as much information as you can. Remember when gathering information to use bullet points and write in short hand (not full sentences).

  1. Thomas Edison
  2. Marie Curie
  3. Alexander Graham Bell
  4. Albert Einstein
  5. Steve Jobs
  6. Louis Braille

Useful websites:

https://www.britannica.com/

https://www.kiddle.co/

www.twinkl.ie (teacher’s website which you usually pay to access but is now free since this outbreak so hopefully you can get into that, search your inventor and there will be a good Powerpoint there)

YouTube would have videos but be careful with the ones you watch.

Please don’t use Wikipedia!

 

25/03/2020

Good morning guys! How are you today? If you are reading this with your parent/ guardian/ sibling, turn to them and ask them how they are. Have you eaten a healthy breakfast today? Try to eat three meals a day and at regular intervals. I am struggling not to ‘snack’ all of the time and mostly out of boredom! But try to stay healthy and keep the treats for the weekend.

I am so happy to see all your work on DoJo. You are all amazing and have adapted so well to this surreal situation! Can I please ask can you take a bird’s eye view of your work and a picture of each page as I am struggling at times to read your work? Thanks! 

If you haven’t logged onto DoJo, can you please do so today. A pizza party is up for grabs for the class who has the most people on their Class DoJo.

Take part in Urban Rascals workout at 1.30pm tomorrow on Urban Gym’s Facebook page. There will be another prize for you to possibly win and also Urban Gym t-shirts for the adults!

I completely forgot that last week I said I was going to set you a task each day:

Ring someone who you haven’t seen since schools closed. It’s so important you keep up communication with others, not just sending them a Snapchat. Call them and ask them how they are, how they are finding all of this etc.

English:

  1. Word Work: Two new words from Week 25 spelling list and continue to do work on these words (discuss meaning, write down words within the word etc.)
  2. Reading: Read RZ page 102 and listen to David Walliams audiobook (maybe before you go to sleep or as a break away from everyone in the house) https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/mr-stink-by-david-walliams-read-by-david-wallims-and-matt-lucas-audiobook-extract/
  3. Writing: Write the poem ‘Coronavirus’ again using what I have corrected and sent back to you via DoJo. Decorate the poem and send me a picture.
  4. Do a page of free writing if you are really bored! Write a diary entry, a review of David Walliams book, what do you miss most since Covid-19 happened etc.

Maths:

  1. Number work: Solve the following sums in your head 89+17 and 79+21. Explain how you got your answer. Please continue to get someone in your house to ask you your division and multiplication sums!
  2. Money: Planet Maths page 67, questions A and B

Gaeilge:

Comhrá: Try to video call someone in the class and have a small comhrá! Ask them the following questions:

  1. Conas atá tú? Tá mé _____.
  2. Cad a d’ith tú don bhricfeasta? D’ith mé _____.

Music:

Practise playing your tin whistle and any work that Ellie has done with you.

PE:

Tune into Joe Wicks’ daily video on YouTube. He posts a new PE lesson every day.

Visual Art:

Go outside, pick a flower or take a picture of one. Draw it, colour it and send me a picture!

 

24/03/2020
Today, please take a look at Urban Rascals on the Urban Gym Facebook Page. Tomorrow they are bringing you a really fun children’s fitness class at 1:30pm live from New Ross. Anyone who posts a photograph of themselves working out on the school website will have their name put into a draw with a chance to win a FitBit! Really looking forward to seeing some photos!
Win a pizza party for your class by logging into Class DoJo.
Greetings boys and girls! I hope you are all settling well into doing classwork this way. Don’t forget Food Dudes. Are you eating fruit and vegetables at home, just like you would have in school? Each morning, you should fill your Food Dudes lunchbox, leave it in the fridge and eat it at 10.30am.

English:

  1. Word Work: Two new words from Week 25 spelling list and repeat what you did yesterday.
  2. Read page 101 of your RZ. I told you yesterday to read page 107 which I think is wrong. Could someone tell me on DoJo please?
  3. Remember we read the poem ‘The Pencil’ and we spoke about personification (an thing being described as a person). I want you to write a poem called ‘The Coronavirus’. You have a week to do this so plan it tomorrow. Make a spider web plan and write your first draft. You can share it with me then to correct. Get into the mind of the coronavirus. Does anyone like you? Do you go wherever you like? What happens when you get into someone’s nose and throat? Be creative!

Maths:

  1. Count in 5s, 10s, 25s, 50s
  2. I went to Tesco yesterday (in my defense I bought 90% of my groceries in Aldi but went to Tesco for some quarantine snacks!). I want you to answer the following questions and do the sums in your maths copy. Don’t forget to carry your tens and show this!

  1. How much were the Big Bag Crisps altogether?
  2. How much did I spend on chocolate?
  3. The baguettes cost me €1.09. How much change would I get if I had €2?
  4. How much was the deodorant?
  5. How much were the bagels and the cheese with bits?

Some trickier questions. Try them if you dare…

  1. How come the total came to €33.37 but I only paid €26.35? See Sub total and Visa Debit Sale. How much money did I save?
  2. If I paid with a €50.00 note what would my change have been?

Gaeilge:

Read the scéal Ag Glanadh agus Ag Scuabadh pages 82 and 83 in your Seo Leat Book. If you do not have this book, message me on DoJo.

PE:

  1. Tune into Joe Wicks on YouTube for his daily PE lesson.
  2. Tune into Urban Gym on Facebook at 1.30pm for Urban Rascals. Send me a picture of you doing the class and your name goes into a draw to win a FitBit!

SESE:

  1. If you didn’t gather any soil yesterday, do it today and if you have no access to soil, then that’s okay too. Today I want you to observe the soil. The rocks in the soil should have landed on the bottom of the jar and then the next heaviest particle and so on. Take a look at this picture. Does your soil look like this?

       

2. The picture on the right is a soil profile. Draw and label this in your SESE copy.

SPHE

  1. Think of 3 things that you are grateful for this week (your family, your health, the nice sunny weather, for example)
  2. Design a poster on ways to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus. You can design this in your copy or on a page. Display it in your window for people to see.

Keep an eye on Class DoJo for the answers to the Maths questions. Have a great day and keep in touch! Just like in the classroom, I am here to help.

23/03/2020

Good morning guys! I hope you all had a nice relaxed weekend. I hope you are still respecting what the HSE are telling us to do by staying indoors and social distancing ourselves from others!

Please complete what you can. The number one rule in our classroom is to TRY YOUR BEST and this now applies at home!

Send me any pictures of completed work via DoJo. I can correct it and give you some feedback, just like I would in the classroom. I am so proud of all of you. Keep it up!

Ms. Kavanagh 

English:

  1. Word Work: Week 25 spelling list. Each day, I want you to choose two words to examine. Look up the meaning in your dictionary, write down the words that you can see within that word, discuss how many vowels and consonants there are etc. Then do Look, Cover, Say, Write, Check. This means look at the word, cover the word, say it, write it down and then check it. If you are incorrect, repeat this process. Finally put these words into sentences. Remember the game we played in the classroom (roll the dice and a number has a task i.e writing with your left hand)?? Well play this too if you want!
  2. Reading: Please read RZ page 107 and read your library book (if you have one) for 30 minutes.
  3. Oral Language: Play the game Heads Up. This can be downloaded as an app on your phone or tablet.

Maths:

  1. Number work: Ask your child division and multiplication sums. Ask them to count in 10s up to 100 (forwards and backwards).
  2. Solve the following money word problems:

Gaeilge:

  1. On Friday you wrote down Glan in the AC, AL and AF. Today I want you to write down 5 sentences using the verb Glan in the AC. Here’s what you should have in your copy: Ghlan mé, Ghlan tú, Ghlan sé/sí, Ghlanamar, Ghlan sibh, Ghlan siad.
  2. Have a little comhrá (conversation) with someone at home especially with a sibling who is also in school. Say hello and ask them how they are!

SESE:

  1. Look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysIm7ImsK6c
  2. I want you to go outside and collect some soil (maybe from your garden, from a flowerbed etc.). Fill a glass jar half way with soil, fill the rest of it with water and watch as the soil separates into parts. What happens? I will be writing the question on DoJo later and I hope to see some answers! Leave the soil in the jar for 24 hours and you should see a better result.
  3. Just like in the classroom, any mess you make, you clean it up yourself!

SPHE/ PE:

What are you grateful for today? Have a think about it? And if you want tell someone or just keep it to yourself. I want you then to do some yoga for your wellbeing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg&t=272s

Visual Art:

Make some cupcakes and decorate them! Please don’t feel under pressure to do this and think you have to leave the house for ingredients. Only do this if you can!

https://www.odlums.ie/recipes/cupcakes/

 

20/03/2020

Good morning boys and girls. It’s Friday! We have completed our first week of classwork at home so well done to both you and your parents. Just some important points:

  1. Please date and put a title on your work.
  2. Try your best. This is a very unimaginable situation we find ourselves in but I want you to perform the same way you would in the classroom!
  3. Neat and tidy work please and I want you to use this time to perfect your cursive handwriting.
  4. Have you logged on to DoJo? Please contact me via email (jkavanagh@bunscoilris.ie) if you have not received an email with a link!

English:

Please read each sentence below once, your child says it back and then writes it down. We do this every Friday morning. They know that this is dictation.

  1. ‘I sent an email on my computer’, Granny said proudly.
  2. We saw an unusual monument.
  3. The policeman was on duty all night.

Please correct these sentences. Choose a word that they spelled incorrectly and examine the word. What does it mean? How many vowels are there? Can you spell any words from this word? Get your child to write down the word again and put it into a sentence.

Maths:

Please use these links and complete.

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-3/count-coins-and-notes-up-to-5-euro-note

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-3/division-facts-for-2-3-4-5-10

Open up one of your parents’ (with permission) wallets and I want you to count how much money is there. Try to ask your child questions relating to money in your purse, for example, if I went into Tesco with this €5 and I came out with €1.50 in change, how much money did I spend? I have €20.86 in my purse, how much more money would I need to have €25.

Gaeilge:

Write down the verb ‘Glan’ (to clean) in the Aimsir Chaite, Aimsir Laithreach and Aimsir Fháistineach. Remember to look at the last vowel in the verb so you know the correct ending

Aimsir Chaite you add a ‘h’

Aimsir Laithreach you add either ‘ann/eann’

Aimsir Fháistineach you add either ‘fidh/faidh’

 SESE:

Next week you will be learning about rocks and soils so just like we would in the classroom, I want you to discuss what you already know about soil. What is it made from? Do you know there are different layers? Where would you find soil?

Look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysIm7ImsK6c. There is lots of information here so we will be looking at this again but I want you to write down 3 things you learned from this video. Also use your dictionary to write down the meanings of the following words:

Fertile, Hummus, Soil

SPHE:

I want you to write down 3 things in your SESE copy which you are grateful for this week. It can be as simple as the ‘I am grateful that the weather has been nice’ or ‘I am grateful that my family are healthy’.

PE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

Have some fun at home doing this workout and you certainly don’t have to do it alone, get your whole family involved!

Finally, it is Mother’s Day on Sunday and although it’s impossible for us to make something nice for our mothers in the classroom, I want you to give your mother a big hug on Sunday and ask her how she is. This is so simple and would mean the world to her! They do so much for you so this weekend, I want you to do one thing for her. Maybe bring her breakfast in bed with the help of someone older in the house or you could offer to hoover the house!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I hope you are safe and staying healthy. Please remember to wash your hands (think back to our mouldy bread experiment) and respect what I, your parents and the HSE are telling us to do. We really have your best interests at heart!

Le meas,

Ms. Kavanagh 

19/03/2020

Good morning 3D!  How is everyone today? I hope you are making your bed, getting changed and eating a healthy breakfast before you start. Remember our hard work with Food Dudes do don’t forget to eat your portion of fruit and veg each day too. Each day I will be setting you a non-school related task, as well as classwork to do. I am going to try my best to continue doing the work I had planned on doing with you.

Good morning parents/ guardians, in September I set up a DoJo account. It is an app/ website. I am using this now to communicate with you and your child during this time. Some of you have not logged on to this so could you please follow the link I have emailed you to gain access to this. If you have not received an email, please email me today at jkavanagh@bunscoilris.ie and I will help you to gain access. Here you can send me pictures of your child’s work, message me privately and the children can ask me questions about work.

If your child is missing a copy or book, please contact another parent to send you a picture of the page. They can do the work at the back of any copy if they are missing a copy.

Today’s Task:

I want you to tidy and clean up your bedroom. Maybe it needs a clear out or you could rearrange the furniture. Freshen it up!

Maths:

I want you to try and solve this money problem https://nrich.maths.org/223. It is in sterling so if it helps, rewrite it in euro. I want you to practise RUDE here (Read, Underline, Draw, Estimate). When you have solved your problem, I want you to send me a picture of it on DoJo for me to correct and we can share with one another how we did it.

Ask your child division and multiplication sums (located at back of Planet Maths book and also in Homework Journals).

English:

Read page 106 in the Reading Zone book. Also, I want you to read a book for at least 20 minutes each day. Read this for enjoyment and to take a break from the news and social media. Try find a quiet space in your house to do this.

Play the word game called ‘Stop the Bus’. Make a list across the top of a page boy’s name, girl’s name, food, household item, body part. Your parent calls out a letter from the alphabet and you have 60 seconds to write down a word in each category beginning with that letter. See example if your parent/ guardian says ‘A’:

Girl’s Name Boy’s Name Food Household item Body Part
Amelia Allan Apple Armchair Arm

Next week we will be starting Week 25 of your spellings.

Gaeilge:

Put the following words into sentences: sa chistin, cuisneoir, bord, doirteal. Use your Irish dictionaries, phrases at the back of your Seo Leat book and your own knowledge!

SESE:

I want you to look at the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNmm5OLBx8c and write down the three things Leo Varadkar asked the children of Ireland to do.

Music:

Play a song to someone at home with your tin whistle.

 

18/03/2020

Good morning 3rd Class. I hope you are all well and keeping safe. This is a surreal situation but we are going to continue doing our work just as we would in the classroom. Please try your best and be patient with whoever is doing it with you at home! 

Reading: Read page 101 in Reading Zone

Writing: Reading Zone page 105 Activity E. Try to write this in cursive handwriting.

Maths: Ask someone to ask you division sums from 1-6 (revision). Planet Maths p.68 Q C.

SESE: Write a diary entry from yesterday (include the date, what you did at home, what you ate, who you were with, did you go for a walk?). Also if you have access to a newspaper, keep any articles relating to the coronavirus.

Visual Art: Follow this link and try to draw a dragon. Display it in your sitting room window so people out walking can see your wonderful artwork. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRAarF177Y4