Ms. Rowsome

Monday 25th May (jrowsome@bunscoilris.ie)

 

Good morning 4th Class. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. The weather was beautiful yesterday. I hope you all managed to get out and get some fresh air.

It was lovely seeing most of you last Friday on Zoom. I really enjoyed hearing about  your projects. You have all grown so much since I saw you last. It has been a year since I have seen most of you 🙂

Don’t forget to tune into RTE/TG4 School Hub for your daily dose of education!

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Rowsome has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths from Ms Rowsome and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Monday 25th May.;

 

Maths

Mathletics: Log into Mathletics for 10 minutes each day. I have assigned new tasks this week. All tasks are revision of multiplication facts.

 

Mental Maths Week 34 Monday .

 

 

 

This week we are revising Long Multiplication. I would like you to complete questions 1-3 in your copy.

Question 1 is  multiplying by 10, which means we add a zero to the number you are multiplying by.  For example: 24 x 10 = 240

Questions 2 & 3 is multiplying by multiples of ten. For example 24 x 40 = 240 x 4 = 960

If you have any questions just send me a message on Class Dojo.

Maths Work May 25th

 

English

Reading Zone:  Read Unit 26, Abebe Bikila pages 106-107

 

How many of these new words do you know? Write each new word in a sentence!

 

Gaeilge

Seo Leat

Page 105 Briathia F 1 – 6

May 25th Gaeilge

 

S.P.H.E.

Mindfulness exercise:  

To start off, take on a short guided meditation focusing on the breath. Click on the first video in the link below.

https://www.rte.ie/learn/2020/0515/1138669-take-a-moment-to-relax-with-mindful-moments/

 

 

Art

Pick any piece of art  from the list below. Take the week to do  this Art project. Pick something you find interesting and fun 🙂

https://padlet.com/jryan133/89wz3vg08eo2wfd9

 

S.E.S.E.

Science:

Scientists have been observing Earth for a long time. They use NASA satellites and other instruments to collect many types of information about Earth’s land, atmosphere, ocean and ice. This information tells us that Earth’s climate is getting warmer. But how do they know?

Visit  https://climatekids.nasa.gov/climate-change-evidence/ to read all about NASA’s understanding of climate change and why it matters so much that the Earth’s climate is changing.

 

Kahoot:

 

Log into Kahoot for the following online games:

Game 1 04959434   –  Multiplication Facts
Game 2 09641894   – Common and Proper Nouns
Game 3  03325979  –  Brain Teasers

 

 

 

 

Friday 22nd May

Good morning to all! As you all know, this is myblast day as your teacher. It was a pleasure to have you all for the first year of my career and I wish you all the best for your futures. We will be having a Zoom meeting at 11am to say goodbye and to introduce Ms. Rowsome to the class. It has been a great year and let’s look back on the year with fondness.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 22nd May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 73. I want you to do Activity C.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 73-77

Maths

Maths Week 32 Friday & Problem Solving

10 mins Mathletics

Page 88 Activity B 1-2

English

English in Practice Day 43

English in Practice 35 – 60

Reading Zone page 118 E & G

Irish

Page 104 E 1-5

SESE

Your work today is to finish the PowerPoint about Tom Cream.

You must then write 5 facts about his life in your copy.

t

Kahoots!
Game 1 04266880
Game 2 03174958
Game 3 04088498

Thursday 21st May

Good morning to all. It’s my second last day! Make sure you tune into School Hub today and also Urban Rascals to get a sweat going! There is a zoom chat to say farewell to me and to welcome Ms. Rowsome tomorrow Friday at 11am so be ready if you want to join.The access details are on Class Dojo!

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 21st May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 73. I want you to do Activity B.

Maths

Mental Maths week 32 Thursday

10 mins Mathletics

Page 88 A 7 – 9 – Make sure to use the steps I have previously told you about! If you need help, make sure to message me, I would love to help!

English

English In Practice Day 42

English in Practice 35 – 60

Page 118 D & F – Make sure to include the reasons why he was determined and examples of it!

Irish

Page 103 D

SESE

We have been learning about Christopher Columbus and his voyage to America. Now, we will learn about an Irish explorer by the name of Tom Crean. Take a read through this powerpoint to learn more about him!

Read until you get to the ‘Roald Amundsen’ page! You can finish the rest tomorrow!

 

Kahoot

Game 1 0679791

Game 2 03220046

Game 3 01050267

 

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning to all! I hope everyone is having a good week. I spoke with Ms. Rowsome and she is looking forward to start with you all! There will be a Zoom call with Mr. Moran, Ms. Rowsome and I on Friday at 11am. So free your schedule for this farewell call! I will send out the meeting pin and password on Class Dojo so make sure to check your messages!

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 20th May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 73. I want you to do Activity A,

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 73-77

Maths

Mental Maths week 32 Wednesday

10 mins Mathletics

Page 88 A 3-6

There is a bit of problem-solving here. Make sure to use the RUDE strategy. For Q6, you have to multiply the amount of hours in a day by how many days in a year. I will leave you do the math. It is very important that you follow the steps exactly as it will make it easier for next year.

English 

English in Practice day 41

Read story page 115

Activities C & D

Irish

Page 103 C 1-4

SESE

I hope you enjoyed reading about Christopher Columbus. Today, we will continue with the questions. I want you to finish the questions in your copy!

 

Christopher Columbus

Kahoots!

Game 1 02225120

Game 2 09385946

Game 3  07453750

 

Tuesday 19th May

Hello all! Yesterday, I got to visit the school and it was great to see the classroom. Make sure to tune into School Hub today and also Urban Rascals for a great workout.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 19th May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 73.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 73-77

Maths

Mental Maths Week 32 Tuesday

10 mins Mathletics – new topics assigned. If you are unsure how to access, please message me on Dojo.

Planet Maths pg 88 1 & 2

These questions may look harder for us, but they are the exact same but a little bit longer. Make sure to follow the steps.

Step 1- Write the question down exactly as it is in the book.

Step 2 – Multiply by the units.

Step 3 – Put down your magic zero.

Step 4 – Multiply by the tens.

Step 5 – Add your two answers together.

Make sure to message me if you are stuck.

English

English in Practice Day 40

Reading Zone read page 115 & 116

Page 117 Activities A & B

Irish

Page 102 B 6-10

Make sure to read your sentences afterwards.

SESE

I hope you all enjoyed the powerpoint on the life of Christopher Columbus. Here is another reading passage about him. I want you to read this and do the first two questions. There is a pdf and pictures below.

Christopher Columbus

Kahoot!

Game 1  06459003

Game 2  01868629

Game 3 07597683

 

 

 

Monday 18th May

Hi all,  I hope you all had an amazing weekend. This is my last week as your teacher so let’s make it a good one! Don’t forget to tune into RTE/TG4 School Hub for your daily dose of education! I hope you are all motoring well with your long multiplication, make sure to message me if you are stuck!

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 18th May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 73.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 73-77

 

Maths

Mental Maths week 32 Monday Mental Maths Week 32&33

10 mins Mathletics

Planet Maths B 1-3

If you need help with your long multiplication, make sure to message mo on Dojo.

There are the same as we have been doing last week. You will need to write one on top of the other and then multiply like we have been doing the past few days. Here is an example. Remember to look back on the steps.

English

English in Practice Day 38

How many of these new words do you know? Write each new word in a sentence!

I want you to read pages 115 & 116 in your Reading Zone.

Irish

Seo Leat page 102 B 1-5

Make sure to look your words up in a dictionary or an online dictionary!

SESE

On Friday, I asked you all to tell me what you know about explorers. I got some great answers and now it is time to learn about some. Today we will learn about Christopher Columbus, one of the most famous explorers of all time.

Kahoot

Game 1 0803973

Game 2 02898218

Game 3 03004832

 

Friday 15th May

Hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend! Make sure to get some exercise over the weekend, it’s supposed to be lovely outside so make use of it! I see that many people are using Mathletics each day already which is great news, keep it up! Don’t forget to watch RTE or TG4 School Hub.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 15th May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 68. I also want you to do Activity C in your copies.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 68-72

Maths

Mental Maths Week 31 Problem Solving and Friday Review

10 mins Mathletics

Page 87 A 3 & 4

Here are the steps for 3a.

Step 1 – Write the question into your copy like it is in the book.

Step 2 – Multiply 41 x 6. This is a sum we can do like we normally do. 1 x 6 is 6, 4 x 6 is 24 so the answer on the first line should be 246.

Step 3 – Put in your magic zero on the line below. We put in our magic zero before we multiply by the tens so that we can multiply by 2 instead of 20.

Step 4 – Multiply 41 x 2. 2 x 1 is 2 and 4 x 2 is 8. The answer on this line should be 820.

Step 5 – Add the two numbers together to get your answer.

English

English in Practice Day 37

Page 114 E& G

It’s been a while since we have done letter writing . I’m going to leave a picture here to help you remember the layout.

Irish

Read page 100 & 101

Page 102 A 4-6

SESE

As we will start a new topic next week, I will only give you a small amount of work for today. We will be studying the history of explorers!

I want you to make a mindmap of what you know about explorers and exploration. Any facts you can think of are perfect. If you don’t know much facts, you will learn plenty next week!

Kahoots

Game 1 06650066

Game 2 06686006

Game 3 0756086

 

Thursday 14th May

Hi all! Great to see a few of you have already started to visit Mathletics already. Don’t forget to tune into Urban Rascals today at 1.30 for a great workout. Aslo, RTE/TG4 School Hub will be on so give it a try if you haven’t before!

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 15th May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 68. I also want you to do Activity B in your copies.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 68-72

Maths

Mental Maths Thursday Week 31

10 minutes Mathletics (Check Dojo for messages) – Don’t spend any more than ten minutes, or you will run out of work to do next week!

Page 87 A 1&2

Q1 – We did these ones last week. We have to write the sums in a different way. I will do the first one for you.

27 x 59 = (20 x 59) + (7 x 59)

That’s it! We don’t have to do the sum. Do you see how 27 x 59 is the same as 20×59 and 7×59 added together. This is what long multiplication is.

Q2 – These are long multiplication sums but we are dealing with larger numbers now, but the maths is still the same. This is where the magic zero starts to really help us out. I will put up the steps.

 

Step 1 – Write the question into your copy like it is in the book.

Step 2 – Multiply 52 x 7. This is a sum we can do like we normally do. 7 x 2 is 14, write down the 4 bring up the 1. 7 x 5 is 35 and add the 1 makes 36. You should have 364 below the sum.

Step 3 – Put in your magic zero on the line below. We put in our magic zero before we multiply by the tens so that we can multiply by 2 instead of 20.

Step 4 – Multiply 52 x 2.

Step 5 – Add the two numbers together to get your answer.

Here is a picture with all of the steps on it. Make sure you are doing it this way.

English

English in Practice Day 36 – I have not been putting this up the past few days as you have had plenty of work to do.

Read story page 110

Activities D & F – For F, you just need to write what happened at that part of the story in your own words.Write it as if you were telling somebody else what happened. Make sure its at least 4 sentences long.

Irish

Read page 100 & 101

Page 102 A 1-3

For Q3, your answer will either be Ghlan Alí… or Níor ghlan Alí… Read to find out!

SESE

I will give you this day to finalise any small bits you have left in your project. If youa re finished, then you do not have any SESE work.

Make sure to upload one picture of the full project so that the picture I upload to the school story can have the full project in view.

Kahoot

Game 1  03624869

Game 2 04358247

Game 3 0826630

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning to all! Thanks to everyone who joined our Zoom call yesterday. It was great to catch up with you all. For those you could not make it, I’m sure you will be able to join in next time. I hope you are all working hard on your SESE Projects and I can’t wait to see them on Class Dojo.

Unfortunately, my last day as your teacher will be on the 22nd of May. Ms. Rowsome will be returning then and taking over the online learning. It has been a great pleasure to teach you all in my first year as a teacher, I couldn’t have met a more polite, hard-working and kind group of children. I’m sure I will see you all again somewhere down the line. We still have 8 days left so let’s get back to work!

Over the next few days, I will be sending out login details for a site called Mathletics. This is a better version on SplashMaths that is suited to the Irish curriculum. Make sure to check Dojo for messages. Once you login, you can do the work that is assigned for the week. 10 minutes a day should be fine.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 13th May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 68. I also want you to do Activity A in your copies.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 68-72

Maths

Mental Maths Wednesday Week 31

Page 86 Q 2&3

I will go through the long multiplication method again. I will do question 2A as an example.

Step 1 – Write the question into your copy like it is in the book.

Step 2 – Multiply 29×8. This is a sum we can do like we normally do. Write your answer.

Step 3 – Put in your magic zero on the line below. We put in our magic zero before we multiply by the tens so that we can multiply by 1 instead of 10.

Step 4 – Multiply by 1. We are multiplying by 1 instead of 10 because we already have our zero down already that we add when multiplying by 10.

Step 5 – Add the two numbers together to get your answer.

Here are two pictures showing how to do the first two questions. The first one is the steps and the second is what your answers should look like.

 

Here is a pdf of all the steps done one by one.

2A

2B

Kahoot Game 1 is on long multiplication so you must do that as part of your maths homework! Game 1 06885155 – I have taken away the timer so you can’t run out of time.

English

Read story on page 110

Activity B & C in your copies.

If you don’t have a dictionary, you can look up words on dictionary.com

Irish

Read page 100 & 101 in Seo Leat 4 – Make sure you read it three times. Here are soe words you may not know.

Cabhróidh mé libh = I will help you (plural)

na fiaili = weeds

go dian = hard

piocfaimid = we will pick

SESE

For today you will continue to work on your projects about the countries. Make sure to have lots of facts about the country. The aim is if someone else read your project/poster, that they would learn lots of new things about the country. If you have any questions about the project, message me! Make sure to upload on Class Dojo as I will be putting them up on the School Story on ClassDojo.

Kahoot

Game 1 06885155

Game 2 03041334

Game 3 04165648

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning everyone. I am looking forward to our Zoom at 10 am, it should be fun. Also we will be starting to finish up our SESE projects on our countries today. Don’t forget to tune into Urban Rascals and also RTE/TG4 School Hub!

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 12th May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 68. I also want you to put the red words into sentences.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 68-72

Maths

Mental Maths Tuesday Week 31

Page 86 QA 4 & B 1

I will go through the long multiplication method again. I will do question 4A as an example.

Step 1 – Write the question into your copy like it is in the book.

 

Step 2 – Multiply 36 x 4. This is a sum we can do like we normally do. Write your answer.

Step 3 – Put in your magic zero on the line below. We put in our magic zero before we multiply by the tens so that we can multiply by 1 instead of 10.

Step 4 – Multiply by 1. We are multiplying by 1 instead of 10 because we already have our zero down already that we add when multiplying by 10.

Step 5 – Add the two numbers together to get your answer.

Here is a picture of the steps. I have included how to do the first two questions.

Here are the pdf examples if people would like to print them off for a better view.

Example 4a(1)

Example 4b

English

Take a look at this word cloud. How many words can you recognise? Put each word in a sentence in your copies. There are 8 new words here.

Read the story that begins on page 110 called ‘On Boaster’s Hill’.

Complete QA in your copies.

Irish

Read pg 100 in Seo Leat 4. Here are a few words you may not know.

cahbrú = help

an-gnóthach = very busy

Read this page three times to get some extra practice in.

SESE

So the past week you have all been gathering information for your projects. Now you have loads of information to share with everyone and to make into a poster. Your challenge for the next two days is to make a poster about your country. The facts you found out on the first day are very important and you can use all of the other facts also. It is very important that you have a picture of the flag on the poster to add some colour. You can either draw the flag or print it out. A good method is to write or draw on white paper and stick it onto coloured card. You can use A4 or A3 paper if you have any. If not, you can do it in your SESE hardback where the pages are big. I will give you two days to make the project so take your time and make sure you leave some until tomorrow. Make sure you have lots of information on it!

Good luck! If you have any questions about the project just ask!

Kahoot

Game 1 07099047

Game 2 09345212

Game 3 04947562

 

Monday 11th May

Welcome back everyone. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Let’s get straight back into it! Make sure you tune into RTE or TG4 School Hub.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 11th May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 68.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 68-72

Maths

Mental Maths week 31 Monday

Page 86 2 & 3 – I gave Q2 to you on Friday but I need to go over it again to explain it more clearly. This is how to do Q 2 & 3.

Here we have 41 x 17. You may notice you haven’t done questions like these before where we are multiplying two digit numbers by another two digit number. I am using a slightly different method to the one in the book so pay attention.

Step 1 – Write the question into your copy.

 

Step 2 – Multiply 41 x 7. This is a sum we can do like we normally do. Write your answer.

Step 3 – Put in your magic zero. We put in our magic zero before we multiply by the tens so that we can multiply by 1 instead of 10.

Step 4 – Multiply by 1. We are multiplying by 1 instead of 10 because we already have our zero down already that we add when multiplying by 10.

Steps Long Multiplication

 

English

English in Practice Day 35 English in Practice 35 – 60

On Friday, you all made a plan to write your own persuasive text. I gave you three headings to choose from. I want you to write it into your copies now in paragraphs.

There should be three different paragraphs. The introduction is the first paragraph. Then the arguments. Finally, the conclusion will finish off your piece. Remember you have to try and convince me to believe what you are saying.

Irish

Page 99 D – You need to write this into your copies. I will give you some words you may get stuck on, if there is more you can look them up on focloir.ie.

nuair a = when

in éineacht leo = with them

caisleán gainimh = sand castle

uachtar gréine = sun cream

SESE

Tomorrow we will be finishing off our projects on our countries. I can’t wait to see them all. Today, we are going to gather as much information as we can before we make our posters. Some new things you might want to find out are some fun facts about your country, what do the colours of the flags mean, the longest river, the tallest mountain, facts about a certain landmark.

Here are some other projects if you wish to get some ideas. Remember, we are not making the projects/posters today. We are just finishing off our facts and getting stuff ready for tomorrow!

Kahoot!

Game 1 0321465

Game 2 01016988

Game 3 0624192

Friday 8th

Maths

Mental Maths Week 30 Friday.

Planet maths Page 86 A 2 & 3

For question 1, look at the example to the right. Do you see how to 17 was broken into 10 and 7. We can do that with all of these multiplication sums to make them easier. It is easier because if we want to multiply by 10, we know we just need to add a zero.This is what long multiplication is. If we want to write 16 x 32 in a different way, we can write it like this (10 x 32) + (6 x 32). See how the 16 is divided into 10 and 6. You don’t need to write the answers to the sum, just write it differently. Il give you an example of how I want it in your copies.

17 x 42 = (10 x 42) + (7 x 42).

On Monday, you will all be completing your first full long multiplication sum so be ready!

English

I want you to read this persuasive text about mobile phones.

Are Mobile Phones Necessary Exposition Writing Sample

The author is trying to persuade people that mobile phones are necessary. Do you see how the author makes two great arguments which show why mobile phones are useful.

On Monday, we are going to write a persuasive text of our own. I will give you three choices and you can pick one to write about.

Should violent video games be banned?

Should teachers give homework?

Should Bunscoil Ris get rid of the school uniform?

Persuasive Writing Plan

You can use this planner to help you, if you don’t have a printer you can just write it into your copy.

In the main idea box, I want you to write the title you have chosen. e.g. Should violent video games be banned?

In the introduction box, I want you to give you opinion on the title and pick your side. For example, I think that violent video games should be banned in Ireland.

In the arguments box, you need to write why you agree or disagree with the title. For example, I think violent video games should be banned because children are too young to learn about guns.  Make one argument in each box.

In the conclusion, you can sum up our thoughts by combining your arguments together. For example, video games teach children about guns, are not good for children’s eyes and keep children from playing outside and this is why they should be banned!

If you are stuck, make sure to message me on Dojo.

Irish

Irish page 98 B – You can draw the boxes into your copies. If you need to look up a word, you can use focloir.ie

SESE

Today, we are going to find some facts about the capital city of your country. You have already found the capital city so we are going to find out more about it. I want you to find out these things about your capital city.

Name:

Population:

Tourist Attractions:

Famous person from here:

Two cool facts about the city:

Kahoot!

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Game 2 06415510

Game 3 02526061

 

 

Thursday 7th May

Hi everyone, hope you all enjoyed the great weather yesterday. Long may it continue! Don’t forget to tune into Urban Rascals and also School Hub on the television. Everyone is doing great work and I can’t wait to see the SESE projects when we are finished. Make sure to complete the Kahoots each day and keep up the hard work.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 7th May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 64. Do Activity B in the questions. Write these into your copies.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 64-67

Maths

Mental Maths Week 30 Thursday

Planet Maths pg 85 C

Before you start, I will explain how to do these questions. We are going to look at  Q 1a on C which is 61 times 40. We write it into our copies like it is written in the book. The first step is to multiply by 0. We put our answer which is 0, below the line. Then, we multiply by 4. We write our answer beside the zero. 4 x 1 = 4 and 4×6=24. The answer is 2440.

This is just a quick way of multiplying by 40. Instead of multiplying by 40, we can multiply by 0 and then by 4 to get the same answer. I will show you the steps below.

Step 1 – Write out the question.

Step 2 – Multiply by 0.

Step 3 – Multiply by 4.

English

English in Practice Day  34

Today for English I want you to design an advertisement for a fast-food restaurant or you can do a product from a fast food restaurant, fro example a pizza.  This advertisement will be a picture with some writing on it, but not too much. Remember, you must make up your own product, don’t copy something else that is already made. Make sure you try and use language that will persuade people to buy your product. Some slogans like ‘Finger lickin’ good’ by KFC are easy to remember and very effective. Some things to consider before designing your advertisement.

Make a list of positive words you could use to desribe your product e.g. tasty, delicious.

Will you have a slogan? E.g. Finger lickin’ good, I’m lovin’ it, Eat fresh.

What colours will you use? Try and make it bright and vibrant.

Make sure to include the price for your product? E.g. Ten euros for a 16 inch pizza.

Will you have a deal to draw people to your product? E.g. Three 16 inch pizzas for 25 Euro. People love deals!

Make sure to keep everything positive.

Look at the advertisements and the powerpoint I posted yesterday for some inspiration!

Irish

Open up page 96 & 97 in your Seo Leat and answer the following questions in your copy.

Cén séasúr atá ann? _____ atá ann.
Cé atá ag obair? Tá ___ ag obair.
Cé atá sásta? Tá ___ sásta mar…
Cé atá ar an dréimire? Tá ____ ar an dréimire.
Cad is maith leat sa phictiúr?
Cé atá ag ithe?
Inis dom faoi Bheití.
Inis dom faoin aimsir.

I have given you some help for the first four questions. I will also give you some translations in case you are stuck.

mar = because

dréimire = ladder

Inis dom faoi Bheití = Tell me about Beití

SESE

Today, we are going to create a small factfile on our country in our copies. Some of you have completed some of these yesterday but that’s fine, you can just write what you haven’t included in my list below yesterday’s work.  I want you to find out:

Put the country’s name as your heading.

Draw the flag.

Population

Capital

Leader

Currency

Climate

Bordering Countries

Language

Famous Landmarks/ People

Sports

Foods

Get all this information ready for the project!

Kahoots!

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Wednesday 6th May

Welcome back everyone, I’m hoping you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend and had all sorts of fun. Make sure you tune into RTE/TG4 School Hub and also Kahoot!

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 6th May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 64. Do Activity A in the questions. Write these into your copies.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 64-67

Maths

Mental Maths Week 30 Wednesday – Here is the pdf if you want to print – Mental Maths

The warm up for today’s lesson is Activity A page 85. The aim of this game is to multiply a colour on the left by the colour on the right. If I say black and brown, look at the numbers that are inside the colours. Multiply 8 x 10 which is 80. I’m going to give you some questions to do in your head. Multiply these but don’t write themd own.

Blue and cream

Green and turquoise

Pink and grey

Orange and white

Beige and navy

Purple and yellow

Next, do Activity B – Remember, when we are multiplying by 10, the rule is that we add on a zero! So if we multiply 7 x 10 we just add a zero to make 70. If we multiply 26 x 10 we add a zero to make 260.

Kahoot Game 1 – This is about multiplying by 10 so you must do this Kahoot as part of your homework! Remember, if we multiply by 20, we add a zero and multiply by 2. For example, 11 x 20 = 220.

English

English in Practice day 33

We will be moving away from our Reading Zone this week and doing some persuasive writing.

Do you remember watching any advertisements on the television lately? Which is your favourite one? Why?

Good advertisements are ones that capture your attention and make you want to buy the product.

 

Look at these advertisements. What do you think of them? Do they persuade you to buy the product? Answer the following questions in your head by looking at the pictures.

What is being advertised?

Is the poster colourful?

Is there a slogan in the ads? For example, the slogan for McDonalds is ‘I’m lovin it’

Is there any persuasive language in the ad? Persuasive language is any writing that makes you interested in the product.

Are they offering any deal? These can also be persuasive.

Do you think this is a good ad? Why?

Which do you think is the best ad? Why?

Take a look through this powerpoint about ads!
Tomorrow, we will be designing our own advertisement for food. I want you to think of some ideas, it can be a fast food like McDonalds,  a chocolate bar, a healthy food or anything you want! Get thinking!
Irish 

Today we will keep it simple.

I want you to go to page 96 and 97 and read the words. If you dont know them after seeing the picture, you can look them up in an irish dictionary online.

Make sure you read each word, tomorrow we will start some work about the poster!

SESE

For the next week in Geography, we are going to be doing some project work on a country outside of Europe. We live in Europe but it is still a very small place, there are many other interesting areas around the world.

Does everyone remember our Italy projects? We discovered lots of new things about Italy and its’ cities. We will be doing that with a country of our choice. I want you to pick a country outside of Europe to complete your project on.

I have some simple tasks for you to do when you have picked your country. Here is a very good map that tells you information about countries when you click on them. Use this to choose your country.  Geology.com

  1. Pick your country.
  2. Find it on the map.
  3. Find out what the flag looks like.

Kahoot! – Remember to complete the Kahoots every day!

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Friday 1st May

Hi all, happy bank holiday weekend. Bunscoil Ris will have four days off so I won’t be putting up work until next Wednesday. I hope you all enjoy your bank holiday weekend and make the most of it by getting outside and having fun. Make sure to tune into School Hub on RTE or TG4.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 1st May

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 56. Do Activity B in the questions. Write these into your copies.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 60-63

Maths

Mental Maths Week 29 Friday & Problem Solving

Counting in 11s. Count up in 1s until you reach 132. When you get to 132  I want you to count back to 0.

Planet Maths pg 131 B 1-4 – Draw a square in your copy with 12 boxes on each side. You don’t need to put the numbers in on the left. Always start from the left. If the number is white, leave that amount of boxes blank. If the next number is black, you have to colour in that amount of boxes. Look at number one as an example. The first one has a white 9 and a black 3. The first 9 boxes are blank and the next 3 are shaded. Create this pattern to see what picture will appear.

English

English in Practice Day 32

Reading Zone page 109 F

Here we have to write some examples of Adebe Bikila’s determination. Wehen they say examples, we have to write down examples of when Adebe showed his determination. I will show you how to start and give one example of his determination. I want you to come up with 4 examples of his determination.

Adebe Bikila was a very determined person. He showed his determination when he worked hard to get into the Imperial Bodyguard.

Irish

Today  I want you to write a small diary entry about what you did yesterday and the times that you did it. It is similar to what we did two days ago but we are making up our own sentences this time. I want you to come up with 8 sentences to describe your day. I will start you off. So just seven more.

Dhúisigh mé ar a leathuair tar éis a seacht.

Here are some useful verbs that you could use.

SESE

This week we have looked at electricity and the dangers surrounding it. Today we will do a fun activity to finish off the week.

ConEd-Spot_The_Hazards  PDF 

Can you find all 10 of the hazards. You don’t need to write these down.

Kahoot

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Game 2  03853626

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Thursday 30th April

Hi everyone. Thanks to all who have started to upload to Class Dojo more frequently in the past few days, it’s great to see your work and that you are working hard from home. If you are unsure how to upload each day, please leave me a message so that I can show you.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 30th April

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 56. Do Activity B in the questions. Write these into your copies.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 60-63

Maths

Mental Maths Week 29 Thursday

Counting in 12s. Count up in 12s until you reach 144. When you get to 144  I want you to count back to 0.

Planet Maths pg 130 A & B

Today we will be moving onto number patterns. I will talk you through some of the answers so that you can be ready for them!

on the very first question, it goes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. It is going up in twos each time. So the next three terms will be 12, 14, 16. That one was easy but they will get harder. You have to find the difference between each number and that will give you the next three steps. Make sure you say them out in your head if you are stuck.

For the letters questions, find out if any letters are being skipped and how many each time. This will hep you find the next three steps. If you are stuck, dont be afraid to message me on Dojo.

For question B, if you are stuck on one you can move on!

You must also complete Game 1 on Kahoot for your maths homework. I will be awarding another subject pass to the winner.

English

English in Practice Day 32

Reading Zone Read pages 106 & 107 – Look at Activity G before you read this.

Page 109 Activities E & G – Here we have a homophones exercise – words that sound the same but have a different meaning. What other homophones can you think of that were not used in the Activity?

For G – you should find more than eight words.

Make sure to upload to Class Dojo.

Irish

Page 95 E

You can do this out loud and match with your fingers because it would be difficult for replicate this in our copies. For the ones with just the word, figure out what the word means. For the ones with just the pictures, figure out which word matches it! You don’t need to write anything down. If you need a dictionary, visit www.potafocal.com

SESE

Yesterday, we looked at some of the dangers of electricity at home and out and about. We have to be super careful because if we get an electric shock, it can cause great harm to us.

I want you to make a list of six safety rules to do with electricity. These will help us to keep safe. Keep them short so that they are easy to understand for other people. I will put the powerpoint here again so that you can read through it again.

Electricity Safety Powerpoint from DonnachaGriffin

Kahoot!

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Wednesday 19th April

Good morning all. It’s looking like the weather has started to change for us today after a great spell the past month.I wonder can anyone remember the type of cloud that is in the sky today which is causing this rainfall. Thanks to everyone who joined in on the Zoom call yesterday, it was great to reconnect with you all and we will also get the chance next week. If you did not join yesterday, there will be another next week so you can join in then. Don’t forgot School Hub at 11am!

Two very generous students have decided to make a fundraiser for the New Ross Community Hospital. This is a great initiative and many people will benefit from their kindness. There is a piece of art for anyone that has donated. If you wish to donate, visit this link.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/raising-money-for-the-community-hospital

Class Dojo Portfolios – If all parents could begin to upload their child’s work onto their portfolio each day that would be great. Just take a quick picture of their work each day and upload it. If you need some assistance on this please message me so we can help you. It is important that I give daily feedback to the children about their work and it is working very well with the parents/children that are uploading regularly.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 29th April

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 56. Do Activity A in the questions. Write these into your copies.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 60-63

Maths

Mental Maths Week 29 Wednesday

Counting in 12s. Count up in 9s until you reach 144. When you get to 144  I want you to count back to 0.

Planet Maths pg 129 B – On this exercise we really need to concentrate and try and find the pattern. Take your time to look at the pattern before writing down your answer. Some of these are actually number patterns in disguise. In number 4,we start off with 2 black keys, then 3 are added on, then another 2. So what’s next?

Page 129 C – This one is largely the same as B except this deals with vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines within boxes. Take a look at the first one, we are going to look at the top row. The line is going horizontal and then it is vertical. The pattern here is horizontal, vertical, horizontal, vertical. ow look at the bottom, what is the pattern here? Keep going until you have repeated the pattern two more times in your copies.

You also must do the Kahoot game 1 tonight as it is about patterns and is part of your daily work. Winner will receive a ‘Free Subject Pass’ which will allow them to pick a subject tomorrow and not do the work for that subject. Maths is excluded from this so you can choose from English. Irish & SESE.

English

English in Practice Day 31

Reading Zone Read pages 106 & 107

Page 108 & 109 Activities C & D – If you need a dictionary you can look it up on www.dictionary.com. Make sure that you say the words in the sentence out loud to see if they make sense. This can help us find the answer sometimes if we think the words are a bit tricky.

Don’t forget to submit the work onto you portfolio on Dojo each night.

Irish

Seo Leat page 94 D – Criochaigh na hAbairtí – Write these into your copies and use the clocks above you to help you.

Finish these sentences in your copies. The first one will be an example. You just have to put the time in.

Inné, d’éirigh mé ar a hocht a chlog. = I get up at 8 o clock.

Inné, d’ith mé mo bhricfeasta ar a ……..

Inné, chuaigh mé ar scoil ar a…..

Inné, d’ith mé mo lón ar a ….

Inné, chuaigh mé abhaile ar a…

Inné, rinne mé m’obair bhaile ar a…

Inné, d’ith mé mo dinnéar ar a…

Inné, thit mé i mo chodladh ar a…

If you have any problems translating any of these sentences, please message me and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Use the times on page 94 to help.

SESE

I want you all to look at this powerpoint and read through it. Electricity is very dangerous and this will help them to learn about staying safe with electricity. If you cant open the file, message me on Dojo and I can send pictures to you instead.

Kahoot!

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Tuesday 28th April

Hi everyone. Time is really flying lately with the beautiful weather we’re having, let’s make use of it while we can. Maybe take your Urban Rascals class outside at 1.30pm. Don’t forget to send the picture in each day for a chance to win great prizes. Make sure you are uploading your work to your portfolio each day and are doing the Kahoots

 

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 28th April

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 56. Put the next six red words into a sentence. The words are Minotaur, prince, sword, dinner, evil and string.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 60-63

Maths

Mental Maths Week 29 TuesdayCounting in 9s. Count up in 9s until you reach 108. When you get to 108 I want you to count back to 0.

Today we are going to start something new,, go to page 128 and we are going to discuss some patterns. Look at Activity A and think about the answers to these questions. You do not need to write them down.

If anyone has Lego at home it will become very useful for this week. It will help bring the patterns to life right before your eyes.

Page 128 C – There are 14 circles in each of these so draw them in your copy and colour them in to continue the pattern. First of all, we must identify the pattern. Look at the pattern closely and maybe say the colours out loud. For 1a – the pattern is red, green, green and then it starts over again. You will need to do this before answering any questions.

Page 129 A – What is the pattern for each of these? Fill in the missing blanks in your head as there is too many circles to draw out into your copy.

English

English in Practice Day 30

Reading Zone Read pages 106 & 107

Page 108 A & B – Make sure you read over the story again and put in your date and heading. If you need a dictionary, you can go to www.dictionary.com

Irish 

Read page 90 & 91

Read page 94D and do the activity Cén t-am é?  If you need any help, make sure to message me your Dojo.

SESE

I saw some great mind maps yesterday about electricity. For today, I just want you to answer these questions in your copy. If you have printed out the document, you can answer on the sheet.

Electricity

Kahoots – Enter once, use your own name. If anyone would like to create their own Kahoot about any topic or maybe even general knowledge, let me know. We can test the class against your TikTok to see if they know as much as you. If you need help, let me know.

Game 1 09111023

Game 2 05925128

Game 3 02705948

Monday 27th April

Morning all! Hope everyone had a nice weekend and is re-fueled for some more work. Make sure to tune into RTE or TG4 School Hub

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 27th April

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 56. Put the first five red words into a sentence. The words are cruel, clever, enemies, enormous and evil.

Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 60-63

Maths

Mental Maths Week 29 Monday – Mental Maths Week 29

Counting in 9s. Count up in 9s until you reach 108. When you get to 108 I want you to count back to 0.

Planet Maths pg 170 A & B – write these in your copy. There’s no need to draw them out. Write it like this – a = triangular prism.

Page 171 B – Copy this table out into your copy. It might be a good idea to turn your copy sideways (landscape) if you can’t fit it in.

Look at the picture at the top of page 171.

A vertex is another name for a corner. Vertices is just the plural.

An edge is where two sides meet.

A face is another name for a side.

You should all have some of the shapes made from an activity we did last week. These shapes will be very helpful for this activity.

Here if a great website to help. It lets you view all the 3D shapes and move them like they are in your hand. https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/common-3d-shapes.html

English

English in Practice Day 30

 

 

How many of these words do you know? Could you put them in a sentence? There are ten words here. If you do not know a word, you can look it up on www.dictionary.com

Reading Zone Read PG 106 & 107

Put the red words into a sentence and write them into your copies.

Irish

Read page 90 & 91

Page 93 C

You do not need to do the matching exercise at the bottom in your copies. You can just match them with your fingers.

spéaclaí gréine = sunglasses

SESE

So today we are going to do a small bit about electricity. I want you to answer the following questions with a parent or sibling.

What is electricity?

Where does it come from?

Why do we need it?

List five things that need electricity?

Can it be dangerous?

Can you imagine a life without electricity?

Make a mindmap of what you know about electricity. Make sure you include about seven things you know.

Take a read of this sheet about electricity and where it comes from.

Electricity – Just read the first page for today.

If you can’t open this to read it, make sure to message me on Dojo and I can send pictures.

Friday 24th April

Good morning to all. Hope everyone enjoyed Urban Rascals yesterday. Don’t forget to watch RTE or TG4 School Hub this morning. It offers something different to your books and a nice break.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 24th April

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 56.

The Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 56-59 – I want you to read the story and also Activity C. Write the answers into your copies.

Maths

Mental Maths Week 28 Friday & Problem Solving – Make sure you use the RUDE problem solving strategy. Read the problem. Underline the important figures.

Counting in 8s – count up in 8s until you reach 96. When you get to 96, I want you to count backwards until you reach 0.

Planet Maths page 169 A & B

Don’t try and count the squares for each cube. How much cubes can we see on one face? You can then multiply that by how many rows that are stacked on top of each other. For example, on the top level I see that there is 8 cubes, there is six levels so 6×8=48. That’s how many cubes there are in the cuboid.

English 

English in Practice Day 29

Reading Zone Read 101-103 – Look out for details about Volkerk’s business.

Page 105 E & F

For the summary, make sure you summarize Volkerk’s business. Before you write, look over the story for as much details you can find about how it failed and started to thrive again. Your heading is ‘Volkerk’s Business’. Don’t forget your date and to upload to your portfolio.

Irish 

Some words here to learn their meanings before you start your Irish activity for today.

fliuch báite = soaking wet

sa bhácús = in the bakery

Page 92 Activity B – Write these in your copies.

SESE

Unlocking SESE Page 122  Read the ‘Helping the Homeless’

In the questions below, we get a chance to design ways that we could help the homeless as a school. Think about some possible ideas for a few minutes and chat with a parent or sibling about them. Does the school already have some projects that could help a homeless child? Maybe if there was a homeless child in the school, they could then get their breakfast in the breakfast club. They could also get their homework done at homework club if they needed to. These would help a homeless child to feel very secure. You can write down some ideas for your project in your copy.

Go through the Review questions on page 123, you don’t need to write them down. You can skip question 4.

Kahoot! – A reminder that you must do the Kahoots if you have access to a tablet/phone/computer. They are uploaded to help you revise on your work. Enter once and use your own name only! Enjoy.

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Game 2 09820654

Game 3 05334055 – TikTok Quiz – I have played this one. Does anyone know more about TikTok than Mr. Griffin?

 

Thursday 23rd April

Hi all, hope everyone is keeping well. A reminder to everyone to tune into Urban Rascals today for some exercise. It’s at 1.30pm. Make sure you send some photos to the school Facebook page. Also, RTE and TG4 are showing school hub so us at Bunscoil Ris would love if you could tune in.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 23rd April

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 56.

The Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 56-59 – I want you to read the story and also Activity B. Write the answers into your copies.

Maths

Mental Maths Week 28 Tuesday

Counting in 8s – count up in 8s until you reach 96. When you get to 96, I want you to count backwards until you reach 0.

Planet Maths Page 167 B 1,2,3,4 – Use the shapes at the top of you page to answer.

Page 168 A – Be careful with your scissors. You can use tape or glue to finish the shapes. We will do 5,6 and 7 tomorrow.

English

English in Practice Day 28

Reading Zone Read 101-103

Page 104 C and Page 105 D – Make sure you use your dictionary to check these words, if not you can go to www.dictionary.com

Make sure you have a date and heading at the top of your page. Double check to make sure you have capital letters at the start of each sentences and have also included the correct punctuation such as full-stops, commas or maybe even quotation marks.

Irish 

Read pages 90 &91

Page 92 A

Remember our questions as Gaeilge.

Cad? = What?

Cén? = What?

Cé? = Who?

Cá? = Where?

Cár? = Where?

Cén fáth? = Why?

Look over these before you do the questions!

Seo Leat page 90- 95

SESE

Great work yesterday and I hope you are becoming more aware of the challenges that homeless people face every day.

Unlocking SESE page 121 read ‘A Real Life Story’

Page 122 ‘Think About It’ – You don’t need to write these down but make sure you talk about the questions with a sibling or adult.

Diary Entry – Write a diary entry for the homeless person for one day when he was with the Simon Community. Use the senses to make your diary descriptive. Think about what the person saw, heard, smelled, tasted and felt. This question is at the top of page 122.

Before you write this, I want you to close your eyes for a moment. Imagine you are a homeless person with the Simon Community for one day. What did you see, hear, smell, taste and feel? Would you be sad if you had to leave?

Kahoot! 

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Wednesday 22nd April

Hi everyone. Thanks to all who participated in Urban Rascals yesterday. It is more important than ever to keep our minds and bodies healthy. If you haven’t joined in on the workouts yet, it’s on this Thursday at 1.30pm. RTE School Hub is really proving its’ worth during this time and its great to see so many of you watching and participating at home. Make sure to tune in again today.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 22nd April

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 56.

The Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 56-59 – I want you to read the story and also Activity A. Write the answers into your copies.

Maths

Mental Maths Week 28 Wednesday

Planet Maths pg 120 B – Make sure you double check your answers.

Challenge:

In your copies, I want you to draw out the following shapes – equilateral triangle, isosceles triangle, scalene triangle, square, rectangle, rhombus, parallelogram, pentagon, hexagon, octagon. When we are finished, we are going to cut them out and stick them on paper to make a complete poster for 2D shapes. This will help us revise.

Under each picture on the poster, we are going to describe the shapes in a few words. The things you should write below the shapes are;

  • Name of the shape.
  • How many sides? Are they all equal?
  • How many angles?
  • What types of angles?
  • Is there any parallel lines?

If you want to stick two pieces of paper together that is fine because there is 10 shapes to create. Here is an example of two shapes I have done this morning.

English

English in Practice Day 27

Reading Zone Read 101-103

Activity G – Character Description.

In the character description, it says to include details about her hair, face, skin, eyes, shoulders and voice. Think about these individually. Start with her hair, go back to the story and look for the way her hair is described? Do this for all of them before you start writing. The first sentence is ‘This is a character description for the scraggy old woman in the story ‘The Baker’s Dozen’.

Irish 

Here are some words you may need to learn before reading page 91. You don’t need to write them out.

sparán = change

imithe = gone

chas me = I turned

trína chéile= confused

Read page 90 &  91.

If you do not have your book, here are the scans.

Seo Leat page 90- 95

SESE

I want everyone to open their SESE book on page 120. I want everyone to look through the pictures and then do the ‘Think and Discuss’ box. You do not need to write them down. It is a good idea to talk through these answers with a parent or sibling.

You then have to read the ‘What is Homelessness?’ box on pg 121 and do the questions below. Write these into your copy.

If you do not have the book, here are the scans for this chapter. Unlocking SESE PG 120-123

Kahoot! – Use your own name. Dojo Points for participation and double points for the top 5.

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Game 2 03127266

Game 3 01981955

 

Tuesday 21st April 

Good morning to all, hope everyone managed fine being back to school work every day! Urban Rascals is on today at 1.30pm with another great prize to be won. Make sure you send the picture to the school Facebook page to be in with a chance to win. Also, RTE School Hub is on every day so make sure to tune in for some interesting and fun learning. If you want to watch School Hub as Gaeilge, you can tune into TG4.

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

 

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 56.

The Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 56-59 – Make sure you read the story for today! The story you have to read is called ‘A Baker’s Dozen’

Maths

Mental Maths week 28 Tuesday

Planet Maths Pg 119 Activity C – You may need a ruler. Some of these are tricky so make sure you check your answers twice.

Look at this picture of quadrilaterals, each shape has four sides. We know the difference between a square and a rectangle. Compare the rhombus and the parallelogram. How are they different? Do they both have parallel sides? Are all sides or angles the same length in each shape? How are they different to a square? Think about your answers.

Page 120 A- I don’t want you to write all of these in your copies. The only questions you need to do in your copy are question 9 & 10. Make sure you read the conversation.

English

English in Practice Day 26

Reading Zone Read 101-103 – focus on what the scraggy, old woman looks like. We will be writing a description of her tomorrow!

Page 104 QA & B – Make sure you look up these words in a dictionary. If you don’t have a dictionary, then you can go to www.dictionary.com and search for the words.

Irish

I have some new words for you to learn. Tá focail nua agam a fhoghlaim dóibh.

cúisneoir = fridge

Chabhraigh mé = I helped

citseap = ketchup

liamhás = ham

Seo Leat 4 – Read Page 90

SESE

Today, I want you to think about your home. How important is your home to you? Do you feel safe at home? Homes are different for each family but for most people, they help you to feel safe and secure.

I want you to make a mind-map about what your home means to you. Write home in the middle of your page and words or sentences describing how important home is to you. You should write at least five sentences or words around the outside but ti would be great if you could do more.

When you have finished, I want you to think about a situation where you didn’t have a home.. Would you still feel safe and secure? Look at your mind-map, would it be the same?

Kahoot! – You can only earn DojoPoints if you log into Kahoot each day and complete our quizzes. If you’re not in it, you can’t win it.

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Monday 20th April

Welcome back everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the Easter holidays and are ready to rock and roll with this school work again. I hope everyone’s family members are well. As always, I would like everyone to tune into RTE School Hub today for some interesting and fun content. If you do need me for any reason, feel free to ask me a question on ClassDojo,

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today, if you find it hard to do my work. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 20th April

In your Grumpy Teaspoon book, I want you to read the story that starts on page 56.

The Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 56-59 – Make sure you read the story for today! The story you have to read is called ‘A Baker’s Dozen’

Maths

Mental Maths Week 28 Monday – Mental Maths 27 28 Make sure you do Week 28, I have attached week 27 by mistake and that was completed berore the holidays, so ignore the first 3 pages.

Today we will practice counting up in 7s. Count up twelve times so only go as far as 84. If you want, you can play a game of ‘Buzz’ with your siblings.

Today we will revise our 2D shapes. Before we start, do you see any 2D shapes in your home? What are they? They may be one side of a 3D shape like the front of your door which is a rectangle? How many more can you see? I’m going to name a few 2D shapes that I can see in the kitchen:

  • the cover of my book is a rectangle.
  • the top of my bottle cap is a circle.
  • the tiles on my floor are squares.
  • the volume up button on my tv remote is a triangle.

Make a list of 2D shapes that you can see in your home. You should only have one of each shape that I have mentioned above. So a rectangle, square, circle and triangle.

Planet Maths pg 119 Activity A – I want you to see how many of these shapes that you can name. You do not need to write them out.

Planet Maths pg 119  B – I want you to do this activity in your copies. Some of the questions say the classroom, so I want you to use your home instead.

Here is the planet Maths scan if you do not have your maths book at home. Planet maths

English

English is Practice Day 25 – English in Practice

These are the new words that we will learn in this week’s story. Have a go at reading these words. You might not understand them all but that is okay because they are supposed to be challenging. How many do you know? Could you put the one’s you know in a sentence? You can just say the sentences out loud.

Reading Zone Read pg 101-103 – Here is the scan for people who did not bring home the books. Reading Zone 101-106

MS. Raftices Group – here is your English reading for this week. The Grumpy Teaspoon Pages 56-59. Just read the story for today.

Irish

Today we are going to practice a prepostion. Inniu, táimid ag cleachtadh réamhfhocal amháin. – Ag. We say ‘ag’ when someone is in possession of something or has something. For example, Tá liathróid ag Seán. = Sean has a ball. Tá liathróid aige = He has a ball.

For today, we are going to practice using this reamhfhocal in our copies. I want you to say them out loud and write each one in a sentence. I will give you an example of the sentences to write. Dont use rothar, use your own word. You copy should look like this.

Tá rothar ag Seán. = Seán has a bike.

Tá rothar agam = I have a bike.

Tá rothar agat. = You have a bike.

Tá rothar  aige. = He has a bike.

Tá rothar aici. = She has a bike.

Tá rothar againn. = We have a bike.

Tá rothar agaibh. = You (Ye) have a bike.

Tá rothar acu. = They have a bike.

Kahoot

Here are the codes for today’s games. Remember to use your own name, only enter once and you must complete all of the questions to get Dojo Points. Double points for the top five in each game.

Game 1 04450841

Game 2 07943811

Game 3 0930402

All games are open until 6pm. I hope everyone joins!

Friday 3rd April

Good morning guys,

This is the last days before the Easter holidays so you wont be receiving work for two whole weeks. Congratulations to everyone wo uploaded their Autism Awareness Day posters to their portfolios. I was delighted to see the great work and celebrate the day.

Dojo Points competititon winners will be crowned tonight!

Ms. Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 3rd April

Maths

Mental Maths Week 27 Friday Review & Problem Solving – Remember the RUDE problem solving method. Read the problem. Underline the important figures & words. Draw out the problem if necessary. Estimate your answer.

This week we will practice counting up in 3s, 5s and 7s. Count up in each one twelve times. For example, 3 x 12 = 36 so only count as far as 36.

15 Minutes on Hit the Button – You have used this application before on the iPads in school. Practice your tables for 3s, 5s and 7s.

Hit the Button Website

Planet Maths Page 142 Q A, B & E

Challenge:

Today’s challenge is similar to one we did last week. Does everyone remember the posters we made about perimeter? Today we are going to make one about area so we will have a matching pair. On this poster I want 3 squares, 3 rectangles and 3 irregular shapes. Feel free to draw the irregular shapes yourself. Under each shape I want you to write the area of the shape. Draw these shapes into your copy first and then cut them out and put them onto your poster. You have two options, you can pretend that each box in your copy is 1cm2 or you can print off this paper which is exactly 1cm2 for each box. If there is four boxes in your square, that means the area of your box is 4cm2. Can’t wait to see them! Make sure you upload to your portfolio.

English

English in Practice Revision Days 61-70 Q1-15

Reading Zone Page 100 Activity E – Remember the rule about quotation marks, inside them is what people are saying. I’ll give you some examples.

“You broke my window!” shouted the angry man.

“Can you get me sweets in the shop?” asked the girl.

“I’m TikTok famous.” said Addison.

When you have finished Activity E, I want you to get creative and come up with five more sentences of your own and write them in your copy. Make sure you use quotation marks.

Irish

Today’s verb I want you to practice is ‘Feic’. This means to see.

For example, chonaic me = I saw. Practice this verb by saying it out loud and then write it into your copy. My record for today was 20 seconds. Can anyone beat me?

SESE

 This is the last day to fill in for our weather observation charts. As of this morning, it looks like the clouds are very dark and we could have rain. Fill in Friday and take a look at your complete weather chart that you have made. 

Experiment time!

So today I am going to give you an experiment that you can do at home under the supervision of a parent. It is called ‘Making a Rain Cloud in a Jar.’ You may not have all the materials at home and that okay. You do not need the pipette to make drops of water if you do not have one, you can just pour a tiny amount of water in from a bottle cap! Any colour of food colouring works if you do not have blue! Here is the experiment.

Here is the pdf. t-a-7-rain-cloud-in-a-jar-science-experiment-_ver_1

Please send me any videos or pictures that you take. Good luck!

Art

As Easter is fast approaching, here are some ideas that you could use to make beautiful artistic pieces while you are at home. I’m not sure what materials that you have at home. So here is lots of ideas you could try and decorate your house with.. Make sure to upload to your portfolio.

Kahoot – Double Points

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Thursday 2nd April

 

Hi guys,

Today is a very special day, it is Autism Awareness Day. To celebrate, we are going to wear blue and send it to the school Facebook page. Let’s try to get as much people as possible to create an amazing celebration.

Secondly, Urban Rascals is on today at 1.30pm. So get your exercise gear on and send your photos to the school Facebook page.

Miss Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 2nd April

Maths

Mental Maths Week 27 Thursday

This week we will practice counting up in 3s, 5s and 7s. Count up in each one twelve times. For example, 3 x 12 = 36 so only count as far as 36.

15 Minutes on Hit the Button – You have used this application before on the iPads in school. Practice your tables for 3s, 5s and 7s.

Hit the Button Website

Planet Maths Page 141 A & B

Challenge:

Today’s Maths challenge we are going to measure the area of  both regular and irregular shapes that we can find at home. The first thing we do is find an object and trace around it onto our copy page. The first one that I tried is a tin of beans – everyone should have a tin at home to try this with! When you have traced around the circle at one end of the tin, tick the boxes that are more than half full with the circle. If the box is less than half full, we do not count it!

Notice how I only counted the squares that were more than half covered by the circle? I put a tick in those boxes so I could count them easily. Your answer will be much smaller, the squares on my whiteboard are very small. I want you to go ahead and measure the area of four irregular shapes from around your house.

Some ideas of things you might find around your house that would be good:

  • tin can
  • the lid from your butter
  • your playstation/xbox controller
  • computer mouse
  • a fridge magnet
  • bottle cap

English

English in Practice Revision Days 51-60 Q16-30

Reading Zone Read Pages 96-98

Reading Zone page 100 D

Use your imagination – Today we are going to write a small story. Remember the way to write a story, there must be a beginning, middle and end. We must also have a setting and characters. Take a look at this story mountain for a reminder.

So we begin with our opening, where we may give the setting and characters. In the middle of the story, we build-up and then create a dilemma or problem for our characters. Then, at the end we resolve the problem and give an ending. Hopefully they will live happily ever after.

I want you to write a story about a time when the magic harp had appeared in your school. What happened? Make sure your story is about one page.

Irish

Today, we are going to revise the verb ‘Tar’ which means to come. In the Aimsir Chaite (Past Tense), it is ‘Tháinig’

For example, Tháinig mé = I came. You can practice saying this verb and play the game against the wall. My record for today was 22 seconds. You have to go around three times. Can anyone beat me?

Seo Leat pg 86 Read the Poem ‘Crann’

Seo Leat Pg 87 F 8-15

SESE

Today, I want you to fill in your weather observation chart. If you want to find out the temperature, you can search ‘temperature in New Ross’ to find out. This morning it doesn’t seem like there is many clouds but it could change by the time you fill in your chart.

SPHE

As it is Autism Awareness Week and more importantly, Autism Awareness Day, we are going to do a small lesson about Autism.

Meet the Trummies — six colourful characters with vibrant personalities who are on the
autism spectrum and take centre stage in the National Autistic Society’s animations for
primary schools. Last World Autism Awareness Week they helped pupils learn we are
all the same and all different. You can watch the video here.

I want you to take a look at this poster which highlights the rules and is very interesting!

NAS_Primary_Trummies_Poster_Final_20200302

Creative Activity – I would like you all to pick one rule and make a poster for it. The heading is Autism Awareness Day. These are the things I want you to include on your poster:

  • What is Autism Awareness Week?
  • Why do we celebrate Autism Awareness week?
  • The rule you have chosen.
  • Why is it a good rule?
  • Who does it help?
  • Why did you pick this rule?
  • Some nice and positive designs so your poster looks nice.

If you want more information, everything can be found on this webpage. Just look in ‘Early Years Resources’.

Autism Awareness Week Website

Kahoot!

Unfortunately, today I will only be running one Kahoot! This is because there is a small amount of people entering multiple times using fake names. What these people don’t know is that everyone has their own icon and I can see exactly who it is! These are made to allow you have some fun at the end of your work. Parents, please monitor your child’s use of the application so that we can prevent this! Make sure everyone joins in!

Game 1 Pin – 070855

Wednesday 1st April

Hi guys, you will all be delighted to hear that there is no work for today….APRIL FOOLS. I hope you all enjoyed Urban Rascals and it was great to see some of your photos on the school Facebook page. It’s also on Thursday at 1.30pm so you have a rest day today! Again, make sure you are doing all the work below and are uploading onto the portfolio daily!

World Autism Day is taking place this Thursday. In true Bunscoil Ris fashion, we are going to celebrate this amazing day by wearing blue. If you want to join in on the celebration, wear a blue item of clothing on Thursday and send it to the school Facebook page. So, if you want to prepare some blue clothes, you have one day left!

Miss Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today. Make sure you are doing the work that Ms. Raftice has given you also. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 1st April

I would also like you do read pages 52-54 in The Grumpy Teaspoon book and Activity A on page 55. Here are the pages if you do not have the book.

Grumpy Teaspoon

Maths

Mental Maths Week 27 Monday

This week we will practice counting up in 3s, 5s and 7s. Count up in each one twelve times. For example, 3 x 12 = 36 so only count as far as 36.

15 Minutes on Hit the Button – You have used this application before on the iPads in school. Practice your tables for 3s, 5s and 7s.

Hit the Button Website

Planet Maths pg 140 Activity A & B

On Activity B, make sure that you write down your estimate before you count the squares. You might say to yourself…I think Shape A is about ten square units. Then count it and see if you were correct. When counting, you will see lots of boxes are half full, remember that two halves make 1!

English

English in Practice Revision Days 51-60 Q 1-15

Reading Zone Read Pages 96-98 – Look out for the strengths and weaknesses of Tarren while reading.

Reading Zone Page 99 C

Today we are going to write a character description for Tarren. While you were reading I hope you kept an eye out for his strengths and weaknesses. Strengths are things that we are good at and weaknesses are things that we aren’t good at or things we should improve. What strengths and weaknesses do you think Tarren has. I want you to pick two strengths and two weaknesses and write about them. I’m going to give an example of one strength and one weakness to help you get started.

Tarren Morgan was a lady from Wales. She had many strengths and weaknesses. I think that one of her strengths was that she was very confident because she loved to sing out loud. I also think that one weaknesses that she had is that she is very bad at singing.

Make sure that you explain each strength and weakness!

Irish

Today, we are going to move onto the verb ‘Tar’ which means to come. In the Aimsir Chaite (Past Tense), it is ‘Tháinig’

For example, Tháinig mé = I came. You can practice saying this verb and play the game against the wall. My record for today was 22 seconds. You have to go around three times. Can anyone beat me?

Seo Leat pg 86 Read the Poem ‘Crann’

Seo Leat Pg 87 F 1-7

SESE

Congratulations to those who uploaded pictures of their cloud posters. Some really creative designs on show! Today, I would like you to fill in your weather chart and record any clouds you saw today. If you want to find out the temperature, you can find it out here.

http://Temperature in New Ross

Kahoot! – Double Points! Today I want a big effort on Kahoot, if you cant get on to the app for some reason, make sure you message me on ClassDojo so I know you have tried!

Game 1 Pin – 0546

Game 2 Pin – 0506566

Game 3 Pin – 0672053

Tuesday 31st March

Hi guys, don’t forget about Urban Rascals today at 1.30pm. This week, you are in with a chance to win desks and laptop stands for your home. It would be a great addition to your house, make sure you send a picture of you taking part to the school Facebook page on messenger to be in with the chance to win some great prizes.

Miss Raftice’s Group

Hi guys, it’s the same rules as usual, here is some work for you to do for today. Try the work I have below for English and Maths and if you find it too hard, you can do this work! You can write the answers in your copy!

Work for 31st March

I would also like you to read page 52-54 in The Grumpy Teaspoon Book. If you do not have the book, I have scanned it and you can click on it below.

The Grumpy Teaspoon –

Maths

Mental Maths Week 27 Tuesday

This week we will practice counting up in 3s, 5s and 7s. Count up in each one twelve times. For example, 3 x 12 = 36 so only count to 36.

Planet Maths pg 139 A & B

15 Minutes Splash Learn – DOUBLE DOJO POINTS.

English

English in Practice Revision Days 41-50 Q15-30. If you missed it yesterday, you can scroll down and download it again.

Reading Zone Read Pages 96-98

Reading Zone Page 99 Activity A & B in your copies.

Gaeilge

Today, I want you to revise the verbs that we have done already. These should be in your copy from the last few days.

Seo Leat pg 86 D

This is about counting people. It is different to normal counting in Irish. I want you to read the part which counts people and then practice saying the words out loud. Tomorrow, we will do more work on this.

Seo Leat – Here’s the file if you don’t have the book.

SESE

I hope you have all been filling in your weather charts today. Today, I would like you to fill in Tuesdays report.If you want to find out the temperature in New Ross. You can follow this link.

Temperature in New Ross

Then, I want you to make a poster about the different cloud types. Draw each cloud type and write 3 facts about it. I want you to be creative and design your own poster. You can do this on coloured paper if you wish. I will be awarding Dojo Points when you upload it to the portfolio. Here is the information about the clouds.

Kahoot! – Double Points!

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Monday 30th March

Hope you all had a good weekend. I have a few quick updates for you. I would like everyone to tune into RTE School Hub at 11am. Its going to give you some useful tips and hopefully you will learn something new everyday. If any parent would like to avail of the weekly food initiative, check out the school facebook page for more details or text the school directly @ 086 0211338. That’s all my news for today so let’s get to work!

I will be giving a prize at the end of the week for the top 3 pupils with the highest Dojo Points so make sure you are using Splash Learn and Kahoot daily! Everyone is still in with a chance!

Miss Raftice’s Group

Hi guys! Here is your work for today! Please try and do the work below and if you are finding it too hard, you can do this work!

Work for 30th March

Maths;

Mental Maths Week 27 – Monday – Here is the mental maths for the next week – Mental Maths Week 27

If the file does not open for you, message me on class dojo and I can send you photos for each day. You can just write the answers into your copies as usual.

Today, we will move onto a new topic – Area. What do you think of when you hear the word area? Imagine your garden, if I asked you about the area of your garden, what am I talking about? The inside? The outside? `The area of a shape is how much space is on the inside of the shape. Take a look at this video to refresh your memory!

For example, your classroom has a larger area than your desk and the school yard has a larger area than the PE hall.

Planet Maths Page 138 A

I’m going to ask you some questions. You should do these with a sibling or parent. You do not have to write these down. Look at the pictures on the left and write and answer the questions for each one. The idea is that you count the squares INSIDE the shape.

  1. What is the area for each of the shapes? Remember to count the squares INSIDE the shape. For example, the first shape (top left) is 9 units.
  2. Which shape has the smallest area?
  3. Which shape has the largest area?
  4. Order each shape from smallest to largest area.

Activity B & C – Write the answers into your copy.

15 Minutes Splash Learn – I have set new assignments. I can see who logs in so  DOUBLE DOJO POINTS for anyone who logs in and spends 15 minutes!

English:

English in Practice Revision Days 41 – 50 Q1-15 – You can view it here – English in Practice – If you can’t open it, message me on Dojo.

I want you to try and read some of these words in the word cloud. Do you know what they mean? Could you put them in a sentence? Pick 5 of them and put them in sentences in your copy.

Reading Zone Page Read pages 96 – 98

Irish

Well done on your work last week!

Today’s verb is Déan which means to do or to make. This is how we write it in the past tense.

For example, rinne mé = I did/I made

Write it into your copy.

I want you to practice saying it out and try and play the ball game. My record for this verb was 19 seconds. Can anyone beat me?

SESE:

On Friday, we looked at the different types of clouds and tried to see if we could see any of them in the sky. This week, we are going to record what the weather is every day. I want you to draw this table into your copy. Make sure you use a ruler and keep it super neat!

Cumulus Stratus Cirrus Cumulonimbus Clear/No clouds Temperature Comments
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Every day, you should put a tick under what clouds you can see and find out the temperature each day. You can look up the temperature on the internet if you do not have a thermometer. At the end of your week, your table might look like this. You can scroll down to view the types of clouds again!

Cumulus Stratus Cirrus Cumulonimbus Clear/No clouds Temperature Comments
Monday 12 °C Sunny
Tuesday 13 °C Sunny
Wednesday 9°C Cloudy with rain
Thursday 10°C Cloudy with rain
Friday 13°C Sunny with some clouds

Kahoot! – Remember to only enter once, to write your own name and complete ALL of the questions. I can only award Dojo Points if you play to the rules! There will be a prize for the winner at the end of this week before the Easter Holidays so keep trying!

Game 1 Pin – 0644986

Game 2 Pin – 041798

Game 3 Pin – 0861510

 

Files:

Planet Maths Pages 138-141

Reading Zone The Golden Harp

 

Friday 27th March

Great to see so many tuning in to Urban Rascals yesterday. Looked like you all enjoyed it! Also, some people uploaded their designs for their apartment and they look amazing!

Ms. Raftices Group

As usual, I would like Ms Raftice’s group to try the work below for English and Maths. If it is too difficult, I have some extra work here for you.

Work for 27th March

Maths:

Mental Maths Week 26 Friday and Problem Solving – Remember to use the RUDE method for solving problems. Read the question. Underline important parts. Draw out your problem if necessary. Estimate your answer.

Practice counting – Today we will go up in 2s, 4s, and 6s. Count up in each number twelve times. For example, 12 x 2= 24 so I will finish at 24 when counting in 2s. If you have siblings/parent maybe you could play a game of ‘Buzz off Hairy Legs’ with them.

Planet Maths pg 137 D & E

Perimeter Problems – Try out the first four of these problems. Make sure you use the RUDE strategy. Just click on the blue writing.

English:

English in Practice Revision Days 31-40 Q16-30

Reading Zone Page 95 Activity F – We have to write a summary about the harm that the Chernobyl accident caused the people of Ukraine. Does everyone remember how to write a summary? We are basically writing a shorter version of what happened and the harm that it caused. All the information you need is on page 92, read between ‘One day she got an urgent message’ and ‘They needed help’. Think in your head how you would explain the Chernobyl disaster if you had to tell someone else. So get started on your shortened version of the event!

I want you to try question 1 to 5 on this worksheet. You can write these in your copy. Make sure you read the example!

Irish

Yesterday we revised the verb ‘Faigh’ in the Aimsir Chaite. Today, we are going to move onto a new verb. The verb is ‘Tabhair’ which means to give. Thug mé = I gave. I want you to write the verb into your copy. I want you to try the ball game with a parent/sibling or against a wall if you have no partner. I will attach a video of me playing the ball game and see if you can beat my score. Remember, you have to say it three times. My score was 21 seconds, can you beat me? You can upload it to your portfolio if you wish.

SESE

I want you to make a little brainstorm chart in your copy. Write the word ‘Clouds’ in the middle and write things that you know about clouds on the outside.

Then, I want you to watch this video about the types of clouds. Yes, there’s more than just one!

Okay, when you have finished watching the video. Take a look at these photos and read underneath each one.

 

 

 

 

Here comes the fun part – Look outside the window or go out to the garden if the weather is nice! Can you see any of those types of clouds in the sky? If the weather is nice, there may be some cumulus and cirrus clouds. If the weather is bad, there is probably some cumulonimbus or stratus clouds.

Kahoot!

Game 1 Pin: 0480379

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Game 3 Pin: 0409204

 

Thursday 26th March

Great work so far guys! Big increase in Kahoot participation yesterday so lets get the ball rolling again today! Also, make sure you upload some of your work to your portfolio on ClassDojo.

Today, we also have the return of the Urban Rascals gym workout. It is very important to keep active as we cannot exercise as much as usual in this situation. They start at 1:30pm. Make sure you tune in, upload a picture of your workout and you could also upload it to your portfolio for some Dojo Points!

Ms. Raftices Group:

As always, Ms. Raftices should try do the work that I put up here each day. If you do not have the booklet that Ms. Raftice handed out on the final day, here is some extra work you can do. Just click on the blue writing.

Work for 26th March

Maths:

Mental Maths Thursday Week 26/ Ms. Raftices sheet do their mental maths

Practice counting – Today we will go up in 2s, 4s, and 6s. Count up in each number twelve times. For example, 12 x 2= 24 so I will finish at 24 when counting in 2s. If you have siblings/parent maybe you could play a game of ‘Buzz off Hairy Legs’ with them.

Planet Maths Page 137 C – Try and draw these shapes out in your copy.

Challenge:

In today’s challenge we are all going to become architects. We are going to design our own apartments to live in. We will need our copies, a ruler(or something straight) and our imagination. We are going to draw the design of our dream apartment into our maths copies. We are going to pretend that each square in our copy is 1m wide. 1m is about the width of a door.

Step1:

Gather all of the things we need. Draw out your dream apartment using the squares on your maths copy. Make sure you have a kitchen, a bedroom, a sitting room and a bathroom.

Step 2:

Label each of the rooms. For example, write ‘sitting room’ is the space where your sitting room is.

Step 3:

Find the perimeter of all of your rooms. Remember, the perimeter is the length around the outside of your rooms. Write the perimeter of the rooms below the drawing. Make sure you post on the . Take a look at my effort.

English:

English in Practice Revision Days 31-40 Q1-15

 

Take a look at this video. Its going to help you revise quotation marks! Watch it twice if you need to!

I’m going to give you some examples of how we use quotation marks just in case you have forgotten.

  1. “I am going to the shop.” said Mam.
  2. “I heard you scored a goal!” shouted Mark.

Do you see how the quotation marks are always around what the person is saying.

Reading Zone Read pages 92&93 and Page 95 QE – in copy

I am going to do the first one for you – 1. “We are going to the circus tomorrow”, said the children. Do you see where I put the quotation marks – around what the children said.

Irish:

We are going to take it easy for our first day back doing Irish. Does everyone remember the verbs we were doing and our ‘Cluiche na mBriathra’ in our circle. Today I want you to focus on the verb ‘Faigh’ which means to get. Fuair mé airgead do mo breithlá = I got money for my birthday.

Write this into your copy. We are also going to play ‘Cluiche na mBriathra’. If you have a parent or sibling, they can join in. If not, you can play against a wall. Get a ball/beanbag or anything you can throw. Say ‘Fuair mé’ and throw the ball to the next person, they then have to say ‘Fuair tú’. Try get around three times just like we do in class. You can set a timer on a phone to see how long it takes. I will award DojoPoints to the winner. If you have no partner, you can do this against a wall.

If you need help to pronounce the words, listen to me say it here.

Kahoot! – Same rules as always! If anyone would like to make their own Kahoots I can give them for the whole class to do!

Game 1 Pin 0683466

Game 2 Pin 0809083

Game 3 Pin 0426079

 

 

Wednesday 25th March

Good morning to all! We now have 66% of parents signed up for ClassDojo. Just a few more until we reach 100%. If you haven’t signed up already, use the code sent by the school to join my classroom. I hope all who tuned into the Urban Rascals workout enjoyed it!

Miss Raftices Group: Ms Raftice gave you your work for Maths and English. Continue with this each day. You must do the SESE work that I post every day. I would like you to try my Maths every day also because I try to make it as fun as possible. If you were absent on the last day, I will post some extra work here.

English & Maths – Write the answers in your copy

Odd One Out Do one page each day

Maths:

Mental Maths Week 26 Wednesday

Planet Maths page 137 QA+B in copies – You might need to look back  on the 2D shapes chapter in your book.

Challenge:

Just like yesterday, we are going to draw shapes into our maths copies with a specific perimeter. We will draw triangles, rectangles and squares. We will need some A4 paper, maths copies, scissors, glue or tape and lots of effort. First, you will cut out three squares with a perimeter of your choice- one small, one medium and one large. You will then do the same with three rectangles and triangles. You pick the perimeter of the shapes but make sure all nine of them can fit on the page! I will show you the steps to make the ‘Perimeter Poster’.

Step 1: Draw your shapes in your Maths copy. There should be three squares, three triangles and three rectangles. Make sure you use the squares in your copy. You can pretend that each square is 1cm wide. If you want, you can print this sheet where the squares are exactly 1cm wide.  Find it here.

Step 2:

Cut out all of the shapes using a scissors.

Step 3:

Write ‘Perimeter’ on the top of the page. Stick the shapes onto an A4 sheet. Make sure you leave enough space for each one. Once you have placed them on the sheet, you can use glue or tape to stick them to the paper. When they are stuck to the page, you can write the length of each side.

Step 4:

Now that you have the length of each side written down. You can calculate the perimeter and write it underneath. Take a look at my effort and see if you can do better.

Step 5:

Take a picture of your poster and upload it to the portfolio. If you cant, send it to me on ClassDojo and I will upload it for you. Good luck :).

English:

English in Practice Revision days 21-30 Q15-30.

Reading Zone read pages 92 & 93 and pg 94 C &D

SESE

Design your own charity – As you know, Adi Roche set up the Chernobyl Children’s Project International. We also learned about Mother Theresa and her charities. If you had to make a charity, who would you help? Discuss this with a parent/sibling. In you copy, I want you to write;

  • the name of your charity
  • Who does your charity help?
  • 3 ways that your charity helps them.

For example, I am going to write about the charity I would create.

My charity is called ‘Friends for the Elderly’. This charity helps old people that may be lonely and want to talk to other people. We help the elderly in three ways. We help them to set up phones so that they can call other people when they are lonely. We organise events like coffee mornings so that they can meet other people. We send teenagers from the local school to their houses for a chat once a week.

Make up your own charity that helps others. Some ideas could be helping the poor, the homeless, animals or teaching new skills to people.

Kahoot! – Games active until 5pm. For every game you play, you will receive DojoPoints. The top 5 in each game will receive extra points.

Game 1 Pin: 06934

Game 2 Pin: 0936398

Game 3 Pin: 0398168

 

 

 

Tuesday 24th March
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.
Great to see that most of you have logged into Class Dojo. Also, many have been updating their portfolio on it and it shows the hard work being done at home! If you haven’t logged in, please ensure you get it done today as it is easier to communicate on that platform.

Maths:

Week 26 Mental Maths Tuesday

Today we will create shapes using our copies and cut them out. You can pretend that each square in your copy has a width of 1cm. If I want you to make a shape with a perimeter of 8cm, you could make a square with each side measuring 2cm. If I want you to make a shape with a perimeter of 12cm, you could make a rectangle with two sides of 4cm and two sides of 2cm. If I want you to make a shape of 9cm, you could make a triangle with each side measuring 3cm. I want you to make shapes with a perimeter of 4cm (square), 6cm(triangle), 10cm(rectangle), 15cm, 16cm and 20cm.

Draw these shapes into your maths copy.

Here is an example

English:

English in Practice Revision Days 21-30 Q1-15

Reading Zone Read Pages 92 & 93 and page 94 Activity A and B

SESE:

Talk to a parent/sibling about what you have learned about Mother Theresa. Discuss these questions:

  • Who was she?
  • What was she famous for?
  • Why did she decide to help people?
  • Mother Theresa was not an actual mother. Why do you think she was called Mother Theresa?

Read the passage on pg 115 about Mother Theresa.

You are going to pretend that you had a chance to interview Mother Theresa. What questions would you ask her? Make a list of five questions that you would ask Mother Theresa in your copy.

Kahoot! – Remember, for each game you play, you will receive Dojo points. 

Game 1 Pin: 0921999

Game 2 Pin: 064401

Game 3 Pin: 0876246

 

 

 

Monday 23rd March

Hi all! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. I hope everyone is staying active but still maintaining social distancing while out! It is important to relax but not forget about your school work. If any parent would like to contact me regarding their child’s work, feel free to do so. Although I cannot help the children in a face to face situation, my job is still the same – to offer guidance and support to children to enable them to learn. I’m available for corrections and feedback if any parent wishes. Contact dgriffin@bunscoilris.ie.

Maths:

Mental Maths Week 26 Monday

Take out your pencil. We are going to estimate and measure the perimeter of different objects around our house using our pencil. We will measure the kitchen table, the front of the fridge and a window. Make a table that looks like this in your copy. How many of your pencils will go around your table/fridge/window? You might need an adult to help you.

Estimate Measurement
Table
Front of Fridge
Window

Planet Maths page 136 B Q 1&2 – Remember the perimeter is the outside of the shape.

English:

Revision days 11-20 Q16-20

Take a look at the words in this word cloud. How many of them can you read? Can you put each one in a sentence?

Reading Zone Read pages 92 & 93

SESE:

Think of the following questions and discuss with a parent or sibling.

  • What does the word ‘mother’ mean to you?
  • What are some personality traits associated with the word ‘mother’. For example, I would say caring!

Open your Unlocking SESE book on page 114. Have you ever heard of Mother Theresa? Who was she? Where was she from? Why is she so well-known?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzH13X88kbM  – Watch this video!

Read pages 114 & 115. Answer Q1-3 on 115.

Kahoot! – For every game you play, you will receive Dojo points. If you play three games, you get three Dojo points! The top 5 in each game will also get an extra point. Games active until 3pm. Make sure you use your own name and only play once.

Game 1 Pin: 0997912

Game 2 Pin: 0317213

Game 3 Pin: 0633097

Files: If any of the children have left books in school, I have scanned the necessary pages and placed them below.

SESE

Reading Zone

Planet Maths

MRG – You have work from Ms. Raftice but feel free to do the first page on all of these sheets. There is some reading and some maths.

Counting in 6s  

Perimeter

Dan Does Tricks

Friday 20th March

Maths:

Mental Maths Problem Solving & Friday Review – Use RUDE strategy for Maths word problems – Read (the question 3 times), Underline (key words or buzz words and also key numbers), Draw (sketch pictures/diagrams/to help further understand) if it will help to understand how to answer question, Estimate (give an educated guess at the answer before calculating)

Planet Maths pg 136 A – Remember, the perimeter is the outside of the shape. For Q2, you can just draw the shapes in your maths copy and pretend each square is 1cm wide.

15 Mins Splash Maths- Well done to those who have been logging in so far, I can see who is active so keep it up guys!

English:

English in Practice Revision 11-20 Q1-15

Write a letter to your friend and tell them about the situation that we find ourselves in. Some things to remember – the address, date, greeting, main body, ending and signature. This should help if anyone is confused – Letter writing template

Things you may include in your letter:

  • Why you are not in school?
  • When will you return?
  • What have you been doing in your time off?

SESE:

Five ways I can help the Earth

Copy this title and these boxes into your copy. Discuss with a parent or sibling in ways that you can help the Earth and end pollution. These can be things done in school or at home. Fill in the boxes with a small picture and a sentence about how you can help the Earth. Hint: read over the English reading sheet on ending plastic pollution, there should be some useful information there.

Kahoot!

Game 1 Pin – 022594   Game 2 Pin – 0578217    Game 3 Pin – 013554

These games will be available until 3pm. Make sure you put your own name so I can see who the winners are! Good luck!

PE – Don’t forget to stay active during your time off. Whether it be a walk, a game of football in your garden or doing TikTok dances, make sure you get some exercise in every day.

 

 

Thursday 19th March

Hi all,

I hope that everyone finds themselves safe and well. I will be updating this page every day and if any child/parent needs my help regarding work, feel free to contact me at dgriffin@bunscoilris.ie. Also, if everyone could download Kahoot! onto a personal device at home, that would be great. I will be running some challenges for the kids tomorrow(Friday) at 12pm. I will send the Kahoot game pin to parents at 11:55am. It is important to stick together as a class and communicate during this situation. Mr. Griffin.

Maths:

Mental Maths Week 25 Thursday

15 minutes Splash Maths

English:

English in Practice Revision days 1-10 Q16-30

Read ‘Plastic Pollution’ and Q1-6 on the third page.

Wednesday 18th March

English:

English in Practice – Revision Days 1-10 Q1-15

Read ‘Plastic Pollution’ sheet

Maths:

Mental Maths Week 25 Wednesday (first page)

15 Minutes Splash Maths – Needs Access to phone/tablet/laptop (If google chrome does not work, use firefox browser)

Files:

Mental Maths week 25 & 26

English in Practice

Plastic Pollution

Click on these files, it is not necessary to print them. The children can write the answers in a new copy so that we can collect all work once the children are back in school.