Mr. O’Shea

Monday 8th June

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/2020/06/05/08-06-20-art-crafts-food-themed-week/

Good morning all,

As you now know, last week was our very last week of written work for this year!

As explained last week, we will have a themed approach to learning for the last three weeks of the school year. This week’s theme is Arts, Crafts and Food. Instead of visiting our class page for your work each day, please click on the link above for this week’s themed activities to complete each day.

Also, please continue to send me photos through Class Dojo of all of your wonderful activities that you will be doing over the next three weeks. I look forward to keeping in touch with you over the rest of the school year and don’t forget, we will have our final Zoom session to look forward to also!! We will do some fun activities during that session so brace yourselves!!

Again, I would like to say a massive congratulations to you all on your engagement with distance learning over the last few months. You all have done so well and should be so proud of yourselves. A huge thanks to your parents who have both facilitated and helped with all forms of amazing activities and learning completed by you at home as all the photos and dojo texts have reflected. Well done to you all- I am extremely grateful as I appreciate how difficult a time it has been, yet you have all done an amazing job at continuing to work hard right to the end!

I hope you enjoy the three themed weeks ahead and I will be in touch soon.

Pat O’Shea

PS The date and time that we have been given to return schoolbooks and also to collect our own belongings at school is Wednesday, 10th June from 11 to 11.55am. For further information on this, please click on the following link below to check out the guidelines around this school visit. Thank you!

https://teach.classdojo.com/#/schools/57bc5469715e08a246b7f814/story

Friday 5th June

Good morning and Happy Friday to you all! It’s hard to believe we’re at Friday already- where did that week go?! Today, there will be a huge amount of…..working on doing your own thing and having fun, as firstly it is Happy Friday and secondly, it is the last school day before we start our three themed weeks! You deserve to be rewarded for all your hard work before launching into these themed weeks!

Go off now and be active, be creative, be helpful and be yourselves!!

Enjoy the weekend!

Pat O’Shea

Thursday 4th June

Hi all,

We received more information during the staff meeting about the 3 active weeks this month that I wrote about yesterday. All activities will be broadly the same across all the classes! It is really exciting that we’ll all be in it together as a school throughout the last few weeks!!

More good news also as we found out that we will have another Zoom chat before the end of the school year and I will keep you posted once Mr Moran informs us of a precise date and time.

Also a number of you are nearing 5 Bronze Certificate certs on Mathletics, which means you win a Silver Certificate so keep going- you’re nearly there! A number of you are on the brink of winning your first bronze certificate so keep going to you too!! You’re all doing fantastic!

Best wishes for today,

Pat O’Shea

 

Movement Break

Animal exercises! Click on link below!

Animal exercises

Maths

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (divided by 6)

Mathletics weight section –time activity set- a little bit of something that is different!! https://login.mathletics.com/

Division with decimal point

Please see pg 117 Section B and look at the bottom yellow example box on that page. Please study it carefully (remember it doesn’t matter if you have a roof (line) above the numbers or a floor (line) beneath the numbers (the area where you write your answers) in our division house question. The book uses the ‘floor’ approach as you can see within the division house. 

Next:

A song about Division that you might enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slez17loMvU

Please see this video which completes a number of examples of dividing with decimals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjBYhI2u3uA

Please complete Planet Maths Section B Questions 4(a) (b) (c) (d) (use the the second video above as well as the tips below and the yellow example box on page 117 too)

Start it off like this 9 kg 360g. The decimal point in this case will separate the kg from g. This means that 9kg 360 g becomes 9.360kg. If the zero comes at the end, you can write it as 9.36 but it’s up to you. Write out the other questions the same way and use the video for step by step guidance.

Don’t forget to estimate first using the rounding numbers approach. Let us round 9.36- that’s right it is closer to 9 than 10. Therefore work out how many 2s would go into 9. Use your counting fingers and stop counting before you get to 9 (8). That’s right your answer is 4 (4 fingers of your fingers should now be in the air) remainder 1. This means you know that there are a tiny bit more than 4 groups of 2 that divide into 9. Don’t be afraid of relating these to real life stories to any particular area. An example of this is sharing €9.36 between 2 children (follow the above strategy to work it out)! If you need any reminders about division facts go to the back of your book/use multiplication square to help with division/practice more Hit the Button! Counting fingers is my favourite! Give the above a go and see how you get on!

Mindfulness break

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

The Bubble of Confidence 

This time our guided meditations focus on the breath and today we breathe in the energy of confidence from our golden bubble.

Gaeilge 

Break the code! Do the first page only and pick any 5 words of the 10 to figure out. Remember all words are related to the summer!

Summer-break-the-code-activity-sheets

PE

URBAN RASCALS AT 1.30PM- Join Nathan and Andy on the mat

English

-Reading Zone Section D pg. 128 Choose the correct answer

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

 

NO SPELLINGS FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! HAPPY JUNE!

Wednesday 3rd June

Wednesday 3rd June

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well! You might have seen Mr Moran’s plan for the last 3 weeks starting from next Monday 8th June for purely active based/life skills learning across a range of areas.

Therefore, next week we will focus on art and crafts and baking. The week starting Monday 15th June will be all sports based activities. Our final week, starting Monday June 22nd, the focus will be on STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering and Fun Maths tasks. I will of course be offering suggested activities each day linking in with all of these activities through the regular daily plans but you are more than welcome to pursue your own activities also within each of the categories outlined above!

Enjoy the day,

Pat O’Shea

 

Movement Break

 Please click on link below:

Maths

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (multiply by 6)

Mathletics weight section –two new decimal maths activities that I have sethttps://login.mathletics.com/

As stated, this will be our last week of written work so we will revise on multiplication and division. We will do it through looking at weight initially since it’s out current live topic and then look at other ‘real life’ areas! The focus for today will be on multiplication with decimal numbers. Remember, decimal numbers separate whole numbers from decimal numbers (comparing it to pizza- whole pizzas (units) and pizza slices from one pizza (decimal numbers). For your multiplication, please use hit the button, the back of your Planet Maths book where all the times tables are or the multiplication square below if your finding it hard to remember some of your number facts

Then look at the sample video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew6Ay99vQ78

Then answer question 111 Section B Question 1 (a) (b) and (c). Always estimate first, then calculate!!

In the sample question in the yellow box at the bottom of the page on page 111 it states 3.47 x 6.

Like yesterday, please think of what 3 x 6 is first (18) and your answer will be close to that as the decimal digits have only a very small value (always less than 1). The answer will only be slightly above that. Check out the book to ensure you follow the correct steps of multiplication using decimals. Again, this will really help!

Remember to put the decimal point in the correct place for your answer at the end. If two digits are hidden behind a decimal point in the question, there should be two digits hidden behind the decimal point in the answer.

Kind regards,

Pat O’Shea

 

Mindfulness break

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

Our Mental Body

For this moment, we’re appreciating the incredible gift of our minds and all the wonderful uses we can put them to.

Gaeilge 

Fun activity page on finding the differences (aimsigh na difríochtaí) between two pictures. See how many items you know within the picture as Gaeilge!

Aimsigh na difríochtaí- Find the differences

PE

PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpW2Mdyg-mI

Or

Go Noodle Activity

or create a brand new game with a piece cord or string outide!

English

-Reading Zone Section C pg. 127 Choose the most suitable answer

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

 

NO SPELLINGS FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! HAPPY JUNE!

Tuesday 2nd June

Good morning all!

Welcome to the month of June! I hope you all had a safe and happy long weekend in the sunshine. The weather has been absolutely stunning and I hope you all took advantage of it as much as one can in the current situation that we’re all in! Just a reminder that Urban Rascals is on today at 1.30pm if you are in a position to join Andy and Nathan on the mat today!

Also, this will be our last week of written work so we will revise on multiplication and division. We will do it through looking at weight initially since it’s out current live topic and then look at other ‘real life’ areas! The focus for today will be on multiplication with decimal numbers. Remember, decimal numbers separate whole numbers from decimal numbers (comparing it to pizza- whole pizzas (units) and pizza slices from one pizza (decimal numbers)

Maths

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (multiply by 5)

Mathletics weight section –a decimal maths activity that I have sethttps://login.mathletics.com/

As stated, this will be our last week of written work so we will revise on multiplication and division. We will do it through looking at weight initially since it’s out current live topic and then look at other ‘real life’ areas! The focus for today will be on multiplication with decimal numbers. Remember, decimal numbers separate whole numbers from decimal numbers (comparing it to pizza- whole pizzas (units) and pizza slices from one pizza (decimal numbers). For your multiplication, please use hit the button, the back of your Planet Maths book where all the times tables are or the multiplaction square below if your finding it hard to remember some of your number facts

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

  1. 117 Please look at multiplication example in the yellow box in idle of page

Then look at the sample video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew6Ay99vQ78

Then answer question 117 Section B Question 1 (a) (b) and (c). Always estimate first, then calculate!! In the sample question it states 6.41 x 6. Just think of what 6 x 6 is first (36) and your answer will be close to that as the decimal digits have only a very small value (always less than 1). The answer will only be slightly above that. Check out the book to ensure you follow the correct steps of multiplication using decimals. This will really help!

Remember to put the decimal point in the correct place for your answer. If two digits are hidden behind a decimal point in the question, there should be two digits hidden behind the decimal point in the answer. Always label your answer too- in this case kg (for kilograms) will come after your answer as your label

 

Mindfulness break

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

Gratitude

For this Mindful Moments our focus is on gratitude and all the small joys we can find in our everyday life.

 

Gaeilge (revision over poem from last week)

Dán (poem) Mo Chapall!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t6IHfOdqd7H41obBP8A96tat5hEZ1U16/view

 

PE

URBAN RASCALS AT 1.30PM https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/

English

-Reading Zone pg. 127 Synonym work- find a different word that has the same meaning

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

 

NO SPELLINGS FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! HAPPY JUNE!

Hi everyone!

A happy Thursday to you all and a happy,safe and enjoyable Bank Holiday to you and your families.

As we have no school on Friday 29th May and Monday June 1st, I will upload the next daily plan on Tuesday, 2nd June when we begin our last week of subject based work and instead we will focus on ‘Active Weeks’ for  based on Exercise and Physical Activity. 

Speaking of which, today is Urban Rascals Thursday so please tune in to Andy and Nathan at 1.30pm! They hope to see you on the mat! Concerning our ongoing seed sewing challenge outlined in the blue text above, thanks for all the photos, you are showing great ‘green fingers’ at home. Keep on sowing and keep the photos coming! There is an emphasis on non-written based activities below for today so enjoy! Please also enjoy the glorious weather over the long weekend and I will touch base with you on Tuesday.

Kind regards,

Pat O’Shea

Movement Break

What’s your name exercise challenge! Please click on link below!

What’s your name exercise challenge!

Maths

Mathletics multiplication work https://login.mathletics.com/ or Hit the Button or your own Mathletics activity!

Reminder of the ‘Build your own balancing scales’ challenge this week

Use these links below to help or design your own balancing scales. You have the week to see if this can be completed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Prz7n8cD9Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yEiUCumuLI

As mentioned at the top, once you build your balancing scales can compare the weight of different objects at home in terms of what’s heavier and lighter! You can then estimate how heavy these items (they will be well under 1kg or 1000g)examples of estimates might be: 0.10 kg or 100g 0.25kg or 250g 0.08kg or 80g. Use a kitchen scales to measure after estimating.

PE

Urban Rascals at 1.30pm with Andy and his son Nathan! https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/

 

Mindfulness break

Kindness

In this episode of Mindful Moments, we focus on the kindness we give and receive.

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

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

Wednesday 27th May

Good morning to you all,

Well done to all who participated in another great session of Urban Rascals yesterday! It was great fun and Nathan and Andy were fantastic as always.

Also, please check out a video I have uploaded today which is at the end of today’s daily plan. I saw it myself for the first time yesterday and I thought it was unbelievable! It is amazing what can be created with some creativity, problem solving and good engineering skills!  We will have more step by step sketch work from Will Sliney too! Enjoy the day!

Best wishes,

Pat O’Shea

Movement Break

  1. Stand with your feet slightly apart, and knees slightly bent.
  2. Slowly bend forward and reach for your toes.
  3. Stay relaxed like a rag doll.
  4. Repeat several times.

Gaeilge

Dán (poem) Mo Chapall!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t6IHfOdqd7H41obBP8A96tat5hEZ1U16/view

 Please learn and write the past tense irregular verb below into your copybook (Jump each time you read each one below out loud or throw and catch a ball to yourself/against the wall or to a family member)

Tabhair = To give

Aimsir Fháistineach (Future Tense)

Tabharfaidh mé (Phonetic sound- Toor-hig) I will give
Tabharfaidh tú- you will give
Tabharfaidh sé- He will give
Tabharfaidh sí- She will give
Tabharfaimid- We will give
Tabharfaidh sibh- You will give (plural)
Tabharfaidh said They will give

Litriú (LCWC)- fiosrach (curious), béic (to shout)

PE

Superhero Action Challenge

Superhero Action Training

or

PE with Joe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqHxiGvi8zE

Maths

Mathletics subtraction ‘renaming’ work set for today linking in with Planet Maths work https://login.mathletics.com/

Planet Maths pg. 116 Section B2(A)- Weight subtraction- remember ‘renaming’ or borrowing when the number on top is smaller than the number on the bottom. A reminder that you have to borrow from the tens column to make the number on top bigger!

If you get the chance, watch this video first which gives very good examples of renaming:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugmE47qWofc

Reminder of the ‘Build your own balancing scales’ challenge this week

Use these links below to help or design your own balancing scales. You have the week to see if this can be completed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Prz7n8cD9Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yEiUCumuLI

As mentioned at the top, once you build your balancing scales can compare the weight of different objects at home in terms of what’s heavier and lighter! You can then estimate how heavy these items (they will be well under 1kg or 1000g)examples of estimates might be: 0.10 kg or 100g 0.25kg or 250g 0.08kg or 80g. Use a kitchen scales to measure after estimating.

Mindfulness Break

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

Focus on the third video today- The Worry Bubble

English

-Reading Zone pgs.124-126 Fooled by Words- Reading work only today. Please read this fictional story above using the following steps:

  1. Start with the pictures, then read the title, then read the questions for clues concerning characters in the story, settings and events.
  2. Use clues in the sentences to understand tricky words. If this doesn’t work use your dictionary to look up words you don’t understand.
  3. Predict what might happen next after each page you read.
  4. Summarise the story in your own words once you have read it to a family member.
  5. Tell them about your favourite part of the story and explain why this is your favourite part.

Spellings: antidote, anticipate, antibiotic (remember to use dictionary if you are unsure of their meaning). Please put them into sentences – oral or written.

Art (continued)

Sketching with artist Will Sliney  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2Nn95aa_oo

In today’s episode, Will focuses on perspective and foreground/background of sketch using a Viking ship as an example!

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

 

Cool engineering video! Enjoy! Feel free to create your own more simple one if you wish!

 

Tuesday 26th May

Good morning!

I have set a problem solving activity on Mathletics linking in with weight (mass). Please give this a go! I am also giving you the opportunity of building a homemade balancing scales whereby you can compare the weight of different objects at home in terms of what’s heavier or lighter! You can then estimate how heavy these items will be (they will be well under 1kg or 1000g) examples of estimates might be: 0.10 kg or 100g 0.25kg or 250g 0.08kg or 80g. Use a kitchen scales to measure after estimating.

See if you can get it done by Friday!

Also, we will have the second episode of RTE’s sketching art series with Will Sliney. This series is excellent as it allows for your sketching skills to be improved in a nice step by step fashion at your own pace!

As usual, let me know how you get on through Dojo.

Best wishes,

Pat O’Shea

Movement Break

Listen to the song and join in with the actions!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFe0I8kkFOg

Gaeilge

Please listen to the following story and see how many phrases you can say back to your family! All summer related!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18DisKnDVrbdYSSV7KSHSfyIoRovFxOxu/view?usp=sharing

Please learn and write the past tense irregular verb into your copybook (Jump each time you read each one below out loud or throw and catch a ball to yourself/against the wall or to a family member)

Tabhair = To give

Aimsir Láithreach (Present Tense)

Tugaim  -(Phonetic sound- Tugim) – I give
Tugann tú –You give
Tugann sé –He gives
Tugann sí – She gives
Tugaimid – We give
Tugann sibh –You give (plural)
Tugann said – They give

Litriú (spellings) LCWC  capall (horse) taitneamh (shining)

Art

Sketching with artist Will Sliney  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMQ5i2tt6XE&t=190s

In today’s episode with Will we learnt all about storytelling and how to draw Tadgh’s cool costume. Don’t forget you can send your brilliant drawings to #wewilldraw & #RteHomeSchool

Maths

Mathletics weight section –problem solving maths activity that I have set https://login.mathletics.com/

Build your own balancing scales challenge this week

Use these links below to help or design your own balancing scales. You have the week to see if this can be completed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Prz7n8cD9Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yEiUCumuLI

As mentioned at the top, once you build your balancing scales can compare the weight of different objects at home in terms of what’s heavier and lighter! You can then estimate how heavy these items (they will be well under 1kg or 1000g)examples of estimates might be: 0.10 kg or 100g 0.25kg or 250g 0.08kg or 80g. Use a kitchen scales to measure after estimating.

P.118 Section C- estimate the weight of these items, then look at the 4 options and use process of elimination to figure out answer if you’re unsure.

 

PE

-Urban Rascals at 1.30pm https://www.facebook.com/pg/urbangym.ie/videos/?ref=page_internal

 

English

Grammar revision Reading Zone, Section E p.123- Edit each sentence correctly- remember we will need to Don’t forget you can send your brilliant drawings to #wewilldraw & #RteHomeSchool

Spellings (LCWC): antifreeze, antisocial,anticlimax

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

Mindfulness break

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

Focus on the second video- Your body

Monday 25th May

Hi all,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed plenty of fun activities bearing in mind the current situation!Please see the plan below! I will update you about the next Zoom meeting as soon as possible once I know myself!

Best wishes,

Pat O’Shea

 

Movement Break

Brain break action dances

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWTbmnfvD_4

or

Balloon Volleyball

Make a net by tying a piece of yarn from one chair to another. Then blow up a balloon and start practising those serving skills! Change things up a bit by kicking or head-bumping the balloon.

 

Gaeilge

 

Please click on link below and enjoy this video concerning more summer related vocabulary and how they’re pronounced

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aClZ1TfdtNf-PF5gFqHEHnP79H4ykeDg/view?usp=sharing

 

 Please learn and write the past tense irregular verb into your copybook (Jump each time you read each one below out loud or throw and catch a ball to yourself/against the wall or to a family member)

Tabhair = To give

Aimsir Chaite (Past Tense)

Thug mé – (Phonetic sound – Hug) I gave
Thug tú – You gave
Thug sé –He gave
Thug sí – She gave
Thugamar –We gave
Thug sibh – You gave
Thug said- They gave

 

Litriú (Spellings) LCWC: feirm, (farm) geata (gate)

 

 

Home School Hub 

at 11am on RTE2

It is also available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

 

Maths

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

Divided by 5

Mathletics login- https://login.mathletics.com/

Weight 

Then complete, Planet Maths p.116 Section A Questions A1 and A2 See the examples in red.

Reminder for A1: ¼ kg = 250g, ½ kg = 500g, ¾ kg = 750g for questions  (i) to (l)

Reminder video for decimals (very useful for revision before doing A2)

Sample A2 (i) (Remember 1000g = 1kg) 4.08kg= 4080g Remembe

PE

Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

Just Dance/Go Noodle

or

your own physical exercise game of your choosing!

 

English

Jolly Phonics spelling programme ‘anti’ words focus this week

Look Cover Write Check –please write out 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out a sentence for each if you wish!

antibody, antidote, antiseptic

 

Reading Zone p.123 Section D- Choose the correct answer (Go over the story carefully to ensure you pick the right answer!)

 

Mindfulness break

Please pick a mindfulness activity to do from the app your parents downloaded called Smiling Minds some weeks back!

  

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

Friday 22nd May

Answers from quiz today!

  1. Bruce Wayne
  2. Toto
  3. The Lion King
  4. JK Rowling
  5. The Jungle Book
  6. Ariel
  7. Dory
  8. Roald Dahl
  9. Nanny
  10. Arendelle

Don’t forget a special edition of Urban Rascals takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at 2pm in honour of the Irish Cancer Society. Please tune in! https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/

Happy Friday all!

Please find a Friday quiz at the bottom of today’s daily activity sheet. Feel free to include all family members in the quiz. I will post the answers later on this evening and you will be able to see how you got on!

Also, artwork today will link in with sketch artist Will Sliney who is a very popular comic book artist and he offers excellent tuition on developing sketching skills. He is offering art lessons as part of RTE’s Home School Hub and I have copied his first lesson onto this page. It offers enjoyable step-by-step methods of successful sketching using 2d shapes as a guide for good sketching. Don’t forget to press the pause button on his video (if you have to) when sketching so you don’t miss out on any important information! Keep the photos coming and well done to those who have one lots more Dojo points again this week as well as Mathletics certificates!

Have a lovely weekend!

Pat O’Shea

Movement Break

Dance + freeze
Adding a “freeze” element using your own music –involve as many family members as you can and pick a jusge. Dance and then freeze when music is paused! See who is the overall winner!

Gaeilge

See if you know how to say these summer words in both English and Gaeilge. Get a family member to orally test you on these for understanding! See if you can create a sentence with thesewords as Gaeilge!

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Grianghraif-an-tSamhraidh-PPT.ppt

Look back over the following poem and story from earlier in the week. Bonus dojos for anyone who successfully memorises the poem and recites it to their family!

Scéal- story

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yA7lxfdtHCfBXPCmEw0FYAlcWsx5XnIk/view?usp=sharing

Dán- Poem

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18DisKnDVrbdYSSV7KSHSfyIoRovFxOxu/view?usp=sharing

 

Maths

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (multiply by 5) test yourself on these by calling out all the answers or writing them out from 0 x 5 up to 12 x 5!

Mathletics weight section –new activity or play your own Mathletics game to build up more points and earn more certificates https://login.mathletics.com/

Friday weight work! The sport of Boxing! Find what weight category each of the boxers slot into. Example: Dan weighs 75kg. That means he slots into the Middleweight category (over 69kg, up to 75kg category is Middleweight)

Planet Maths P.117 Section A

Mindfulness break

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

Focus on the first video- Breathing

English

-Reading Zone pgs.119-121 The Lady of Stavoren (Folk Tale)

Have a look at this short video about folktales if you can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtLeYV5f3Lg

Section C p.122 Choose the most suitable answer– use process of elimination- what word or words definitely don’t belong in the sentence of the four possible options!

See how you get on with these spellings for your own test. Try and think of a sentence to put them into also:

subtract, sublime, submerge, sub-zero, subheading, submit, subdue, subside, submarine, subway

Art

Sketching with artist Will Sliney

Draw Fiadh the Viking- step by step (pause the video at different stages if you need to complete different sections of the sketch). Linking drawing a person with different 2D shapes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF914RDdEZQ

 

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

 

Quiz for you and your family if you have time!

Mega Movie Quiz

See how you score in our Mega Movie Quiz. 

Why not plan your own movie quiz night at home with the family?

  1. What is Batman’s real name?
  2. What is the name of Dorothy’s dog in the Wizard of Oz?
  3. Which movie features two characters named Scar and Mufasa?
  4. Who wrote the Harry Potter books?
  5. ‘The Bare Necessities’ is a song from which movie?
  6. What is The Little Mermaid’s name?
  7. Name the blue fish that becomes Nemo’s friend in Finding Nemo.
  8. Who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
  9. What is Mary Poppins’s job?
  10. Name the town in which Anna and Elsa live in Frozen.

Answers will be posted this evening! See which family member comes out as the winner! Best of luck!

Thursday 21st May

Good morning to you all,

I hope you are all in great form! Running parallel to the seed sowing activity I have set this week, I have inputted a fun optional extra activity about sowing a bean in a bag without compost- give it a go and see what happens! For more information on this, see the relevant section below!

Enjoy the day,

Pat O’Shea

Movement Break

3 sets of 10 switch kicks!

Gaeilge (LCWC) 4 times per word 

Cúla4 ar Scoil TG4 at 10am or on TG4 Player https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/cula4-ar-scoil/

Spellings (LCWC) – linn snámha (waves) tonnta (waves)

Maths

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (multiply by 5)

Mathletics weight section –new activity or play your own Mathletics game to build up more points and earn more certificates https://login.mathletics.com/

Planet Maths p.115 Q B2 and B3 The key thing is remembering that there are 1000g in 1  kilogram (kg) and think of 1kg as the weight of 1 bag of sugar or 1 bag of flour.

Also, please remember that ¼ kg = 250g, ½ kg = 500g ¾ kg =750g

B2 Sample Questions (Change to grams only from kilograms and gram)

Question (i) 1kg 70g—remember 1kg = 1000g and it’s only 70g after that (7 tens) and not 700g which means we have 1 thousand, 0 hundreds, 7 tens and 0 units as our answer. The answer looks like this: 1070g.

Question (j) 3kg 8g- 3kg = 3000g and 8g = 8 units only which means 0 hundreds and 0 tens so our answer is 3008g

B3 Sample Questions (Change to kilograms and grams)

Question (m) 85g means that we have 0 kg 85g as our answer

Question (n)2 ½ kg = 2kg 500g (remember (1/2 kg = 500g)

Mindfulness break

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf5K3pP2IUQ&t=14s

 

English

-Reading Zone pgs.119-121 The Lady of Stavoren (Folktale)

Have a look at this short video about folktales if you can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtLeYV5f3Lg

Section B p.122 Synonym work– find different words to similar meanings to the underlined words. Try and get rid of the words that definitely don’t belong in the sentence first (process of elimination) by reading out the sentence with the new word in it and think to yourself- does this sentence make sense with this new word in it! If not, ‘dump’ it and move onto the next of the 4 possible word options!

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out if you want!

subtract, sublime, subdued

PE

Urban Rascals at 1.30pm!! https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/

 

Science

Plant a bean over the next few days in a plastic bag! Please take a look at the link below!

 

 https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/learning-toolkit-blog/germinate-seeds-and-watch-them-sprout-windowsill.html

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning,

Firstly, thank you again for all the photos of the wonderful work you are doing at home, it is much appreciated- keep them coming! Secondly, well done on the continued excellent participation of Mathletics. The children are making great progress through the different units of work and games so keep up the great work.

Finally, it has also been confirmed that are next Zoom chat will be next week so I will let you know of the exact date and time once I know myself. I’m already looking forward to it!

Kind regards,

Pat O’Shea

Movement Break

30 star jumps to start your day!

Gaeilge

RTE 10 @10 (Gaeilge version) https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

Explore this powerpoint based on summer vocabulary ‘as Gaeilge’

Grianghraif an tSamhraidh PPT

Spellings -Litriú-(LCWC)- fáilte (welcome) thar (phonetic –har) over

Maths– weight

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (multiply by 5)

Mathletics weight section –new activity or play your own game https://login.mathletics.com/

Planet Maths p.114 C and p.115 B1 (estimate and calculate)

Mindfulness break

When you are eating, slow the process right down and try to activate all your senses. Look carefully at your food before you eat it. What does it look like? Bring it closer so you can smell it. What does it smell like? As you place it in your mouth, be aware of the texture of the food and how it feels. What does it taste like? Does the taste come in successive waves or all at once? Can you recognise the individual ingredients?

English

-Reading Zone pgs.119-121 The Lady of Stavoren

Section A p.122 

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out if you want!

submarine, subway, sublime

PE

PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos?app=desktop

 

Science

 Wind dispersal seed experiment. Please click on link below.

Seed-dispersal-by-wind-investigation-instruction-sheet-printout

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

 

Tuesday 19th May

Hi to you all!

Thank you for continuing to engage with Mathletics. It has been a huge success and well over 20,000 points have already been handed out to you great children! Keep up the fantastic work!For those who have yet to log in- please do- you are guaranteed to have great fun! If you need me to resend login details, that is no problem!

Here is today’s programme!

Have fun!!

Pat O’Shea

Plan for the day

Movement Break

Silent ball

This game is great because you can incorporate a little physical activity and coordination while maintaining an enviably silent room. Get a soft, medium-sized ball and some family members to join in! The goal is to not let the ball drop to the floor. You must constantly pass the ball to each other without using any words or noises. You all have to be moving around at all times. Add in a rule that they can’t pass the ball back to the same person immediately! Set a timer and have a five-minute round of silent ball, see how many passes you can achieve with your family members.

Gaeilge

An leabharlann (trip to the library- please watch these fun videos and see what words/phrases you can learn and repeat to your family)

Scéal- story

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yA7lxfdtHCfBXPCmEw0FYAlcWsx5XnIk/view?usp=sharing

Dán- Poem

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18DisKnDVrbdYSSV7KSHSfyIoRovFxOxu/view?usp=sharing

Frásaí gaeilge (use with your family today!): Is maith liom an leabharlann. (I like the library)

Is maith liom ag léamh. (I like reading.)

Spellings (Litriú)-(LCWC)- leabharlann (library) ar bís (excited) san (in)

Maths– weight

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (multiply by 5)

Mathletics weight section –new activity or play your own game https://login.mathletics.com/

Planet Maths p.114

Section A –  questions based on Warm Up activity Planet Maths Section A -use the pictures in section A to help with the questions in link below (you can write or say the answers out loud). Please click on link for the questions.

Weight questions.jpg

Section B- Choose the correct weight for each item. Use yesterday’s practical weight work to help you with this task. First estimate, then use process of elimination and finally measure using a kitchen scales or any scales if you have any of these items at home!

Mindfulness Break

Please click on this link.

Magnetic Hands!

English

-Reading Zone pgs. 119-121 The Lady of Stavoren

The Lady of Stavoren  a folk tale from the Netherlands which originated in the 16th century. A folktale is an old spoken story that has been passed down through generations. Please read this story but first 1. Predict what it will be about using pictures in the story and by reading the questions in Section A p.122 you will pick clues on characters, settings and main events.

  1. Read the story (out loud or quietly to yourself) and look up tricky words in the dictionary if you can’t figure out their meaning by reading the sentence that the tricky word is in.

3 Summarise the story out loud to a family member in your own word- keep it short and talk about the main events only!

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out if you want!

submerge, sub-zero, subheading

PE

Urban Rascals at 1.30pm https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/

Geography

Please read through this powerpoint on Europe

Europe Information Powerpoint

If you have time, please locate as many European capitals as you can through this game. Try and learn the ones you didn’t know! See how many you get!

Please click on link.

https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3225

 

Science- Decide on what type of seeds you would like to grow! Please use this website to help if you haven’t decided already!

http://kidsinthegarden.co.uk/plants-for-kids/choosing-and-sowing-seeds-with-your-children/

 

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

Monday 18th May

Good morning!

Hoping that you all had a nice, enjoyable, relaxing weekend! I mentioned on Friday that we would focus on sowing seeds (of any variety of your choosing!) and to take photos or write diary extracts to track the progress and document how you have been looking after the seed on its journey to become a flower/plant.

For those who have already grown something recently, well done!! It would be great to pick another type of flower/plant to cultivate (to help grow). You decide! Please send photos if you wish also!

Enjoy the day!

Pat O’Shea

Plan for the day

Movement Break

Brain break action dances

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWTbmnfvD_4

or

Balloon Volleyball

Back by popular demand!! If you haven’t played this game yet, please make a net by tying a piece of yarn from one chair to another. Then blow up a balloon and start practising those serving skills! Change things up a bit by kicking or head-bumping the balloon.

 

Gaeilge

(Joint PE/Gaeilge activity) RTE 10 at 10 (Gaeilge version) https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

 

Try and use these phrases at home with your family as much as you can!

Frásaí: Cén caitheamh aimsire is fearr (phonetic-far) leat? (What is your favourite hobby? Is fear liom ag léamh(reading)/ ag imirt sacair(playing soccer).

An bhfuil tú ag obair go dian (phonetic-deein)? Tá mé ag obair go dian (ph –deein). (I am working hard

 

Spellings (prepositions): faoin (phonetic- fween-under) ar an (on)

 

Science

Sowing seeds activity- part 1 -research what you would like to sow using information books/internet.

Please read the following information on a general way of sowing seeds.

How to Grow a Plant Posters

Maths

Maths- new area- weight

Weight is how heavy something weighs.

Remember that 1000 grams (g) equals I kilogram

500g equals half a kilogram

250g equals a quarter of a kilogram

Go on a weight trail at home. Please find the following at home:

  • Weighing scales (kitchen, electronic, bathroom, spring etc)
  • Something in your house that weighs less than 1kg, about 1kg and more than 1kg
  • Choose any five household items that you can carry-first estimate and then weigh these items you picked using kitchen scales/ balance scales/bathroom scales (grams and kilograms). Write down your estimate for each first and then write the actual weight beside your estimate after weighing the item! The item might even have the weight written on it!

 

If you have time— Mathletics- weight activity set- kilograms and grams. Win more points to gain rewards!

      

PE

(Joint PE/Gaeilge activity) RTE 10 at 10 (Gaeilge version) https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

or

Just Dance/Go Noodle

or

Choose a ball game to play against a wall/ with a sibling (throwing/kicking or catching game of your choosing)

English

Jolly Phonics spelling programme- ‘sub’words focus this week

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out a sentence for each if you wish!

submit, subdue, subside

Poetry work

There’s no place like home

Read the poem and find pairs of rhyming words. Answer multiple choice comprehension questions on this poem and write answers in your copybook.

No Place Like Home Poem Joined Handwriting- Continuous Cursive

No Place Like Home Poem Comprehension Questions

Mindfulness break

Sit in a relaxed, comfortable position. Pick something to focus your attention on, like a word you repeat in your head or your breathing.

Let’s say you decided to focus on your breathing. Breathe normally while you simply pay attention to your breath. If you want, you can close your eyes. As you breathe in and out, just notice each breath. Pay attention in an easy way — on purpose, but not forced.

Notice when your mind wanders away from paying attention to your breath. Maybe you start thinking about what’s for lunch, or whether you remembered to bring your soccer gear, or that funny joke someone told at recess. That’s your mind wandering and getting distracted. It’s natural, minds do that all the time!

Whenever you notice your attention has wandered, gently remind yourself to pay attention to breathing again. That’s how you train your attention.

Keep breathing, keep relaxing, keep paying easy attention to your breathing. Do you notice how the breath can affect your body moving? Can you pay attention to your belly or your chest moving as you breathe? Keep bringing your attention back to the breathing every time your mind wanders. Try to do this for 5 minutes.

 

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

 

Art

Sunflower Art for anyone who didn’t get to do it on Friday!

Sketch/colour a  sunflower! Here’s a video that might help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KFkJ8t6PAc

 

Friday 15th May

Hi all,

Happy Friday! Well done to you all for completing another week of busy activities at home! Keep up the great work with Mathletics also- you’re off to a great start with this programme this week and I am looking forward to handing out more certs next week!

Commencing next week also, I would love if you could prepare for the sowing of seeds in order grow a plant, flower or vegetable at home and track its progress through photos and written updates. Some of you have already made a good start on this front! I will provide more information about this on Monday!

Enjoy the weekend,

Pat O’Shea

Plan for the day

Movement break

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imhi98dHa5w

Gaeilge

Adventures of Lim and Lára

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U_HD6IMyznMcCFE8O8whryl2z_kdxoUa/view?usp=sharing

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XTGwAol3gm8wbYVVhndFu1KXJtHUDB8M/view?usp=sharing

Please use the videos to learn new vocabulary and do a role play with family members based on the videos you will see today.

Test yourself on the following spellings this week. See what you get out of 8.  lus na gréine (sunflower) trá (beach) grianmhar (sunny), cois farraige (seaside) an ghrian (the sun), te (hot)  séasúr (season), samhradh (summer)

Maths

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

Divided by 4 (Test yourself on divided by 4 if you wish from 4

Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/

 

Planet Maths p. 142 Section E –Last item from Area before we move onto Weight.

Mindfulness Break

Body scan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A0S54yAgEg

English

-Pre word test. Test yourself on the following words for spelling. Also orally tell a family member what they mean

prearrange, presume, precaution, preview, predict, precede, premiere prepare, prevent, prefix, prevail

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

 

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet –please try and complete any pages that haven’t been fully completed today as this will be something historical that you will have potentially forever to remember this Covid-19 period.

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

Art

Sketch/colour a  sunflower! Here’s a video that might help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KFkJ8t6PAc

PE

PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Or

Create your own new ball game with family members- think about what rules you would like!

Thursday 14th May

Good morning all,

A huge thanks to all you children and parents who contributed to a fun and enjoyable Zoom session yesterday. The items presented ranged from baking to gardening, from poetry to book reviews and handwritten stories, from project work and the Covid 19 Time Capsule to cooking and from active work to artwork. You should all be very proud of yourselves in what were very confident and engaging presentations.

Also, well done to seven children from our class who have already achieved Mathletics Bronze Certificates, for winning a 1000 points or more despite our accounts only being ‘live’ this week! I will send out your certificates today via Dojo! The programme has proven to be a huge success so well done children! Keep on earning your points and keep working your way towards Silver and Gold Certificates by having more fun through Mathletics!

Kind regards,

Pat O’Shea

Daily Plan- Thursday 14th May

Movement break

On the spot sprints (tipee toes only) Do 5 sets of 20 second sprints! Don’t forget to move your arms up and down as your sprinting on the spot!

Gaeilge

Sorry! I didn’t upload link below yesterday- Take 2!!!

Get Ready with Liam- copy his actions and remember his phrases to use with family members later! Please click on this link below

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GiZHihpH60qDahY6cgJyQxbOlLB_1Q2L/view?usp=sharing

LCWC, 4 times per spelling (LCWC): grianmhar (sunny), cois farraige (seaside)

Home School Hub at 11am on RTE2

It is also available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

 

Maths

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

Divided by 4

Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/- Area section and your own activities!

 

Area video recap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0UiF7d_ueo

Planet Maths –Area pg 142 Section D

Mindfulness Break

Mindful Walking

This exercise is about paying attention to how your body moves as you walk slowly.

  1. To start, pick up one foot and take a step forward, in slow motion. Pay attention to how you naturally keep your balance.
  2. Now walk in slow motion, step by step. Notice how your arms and legs and feet move. Pay attention to how your knees bend and straighten, as you lift one foot and then the other, nice and slow.
  3. Breathe in and out, in time with your steps. See if you can keep your attention focused on walking slowly, step by step, as you relax and breathe.
  4. Whenever your mind wanders, gently guide it back to your s-l-o-w motion moving. Keep breathing, in and out, as you enjoy moving in slow motion.

 

English

-Jolly Phonics spelling programme –pre words

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out if you wish!

preview, predict, precede, premiere

 

Apostrophe focus (ownership/possessive): Michael’s toy, Megan’s sandwich

https://www.education.com/game/possessive-apostrophe-quiz/

Reading Zone p.118 Section E Apostrophe (ownership)

 

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet –please try and complete any pages that haven’t been fully completed yet by tomorrow as this will be something that you will have to remember this Covid-19 period.

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

PE

Urban Rascals commencing at 1.30pm https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/

 

Geography

Have fun with this one. This is a link that Ms Ryan recommended on Class Dojo. I enjoyed it myself yesterday evening!! Please click on the link directly below

https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3007

If you want to explore other continents outside of Europe, please feel welcome to explore:

https://online.seterra.com/en

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning everyone,

Today is Zoom chat day so I look forward to chatting to you all at 11am! Just a reminder to have something ready to chat about that you want to talk about or present such as a poem, a story, book review, how to make a type of cake, pizza project or anything else you might want to chat about!

Concerning Maths I am after getting another gigantic wave of positivity back from your parents concerning Mathletics and as it is Zoom day, I have decided that you deserve another full session of Mathletics for your Maths time today. 

Chat very soon,

Pat O’Shea

Daily Plan

Movement break

https://fit.sanfordhealth.org/resources/yoga-for-kids-video

Gaeilge

Get Ready with Liam- copy his actions and remember his phrases to use with family members later!

 

LCWC, 4 times per spelling (LCWC): lus na gréine (sunflower) trá (beach)

11AM ZOOM CHAT (Login details attached in Class Dojo message- I hope to see as many of you as possible!)

Maths

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

Divided by 4

Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/- In honour of Zoom day, this will be our 3rd day of exploring and having fun!!!

Mindfulness Break

Breathing meditation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvF9AEe-ozc

English

-Jolly Phonics spelling programme –pre words

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write these sentences out if you wish!

preference, prehistoric, previously

 

Acrostic Poem focus

Please write an acrostic poem based on a SUNFLOWER- it can be one word for each letter or a sentence for each letter!

Please click on link if you need help! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gVOeA7aqM0

 

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet –please try and complete any pages that haven’t been fully completed yet over the next week as this will be something that you will have to remember this Covid-19 period.

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

PE

PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

 Get a
partner, and have a wheel barrow
race around your garden. Beat your previous time if you don’t have other family members to compete against.

Tuesday 12th May

Good morning,

I hope you are all keeping well! I posted a message yesterday on Class Dojo about our next Zoom chat Zoom meeting taking place tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11am!

Please remember to have something ready to present to the class! It can be anything at all: project work, artwork, written work, a poem or story you have created, something you made with your own hands, something you have baked, a science experiment you did at home, a book your currently reading or have read already or any other item you want to discuss/want to present to the class. This way, we can inspire each other by sharing some of our wonderful home activities that we have all been doing!

The login details for the meeting are available on Class Dojo so looking forward to chatting to you all tomorrow!!

Also, the feedback I have received from a lot of your parents yesterday has been amazing concerning Mathletics- playing the challenges against kids from other countries seemed to be a big hit! For this reason, I have decided to dedicate our Maths time today again solely to the use of the Mathletics programme- you pick your own activities. I have also set length and area work if you want to do them but I will let you decide! If you haven’t logged on yet please try to do so today as you will love it!

A reminder of Mathletics ‘Help’ links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3DLobXI8vw
 and http://www.goldrosemat.co.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=1623&type=pdf

Kind regards,

Pat O’Shea

Daily Plan

Movement break

Write Your Name Academic Focus: Spelling/Reading Activity: Using your index finger as an imaginary pencil, write your name in huge cursive in the air. Now repeat using different body parts as your pencil — elbow, knee, toe, belly button, head. Do this for your four spellings your learning today also!

Gaeilge

Cúla4 ar Scoil TG4 10am or on TG4 player

Or

RTE 10 @10 ‘As Gaeilge’- Make sure you pick the Gaeilge version- have fun as you learn new words!

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

 

LCWC, 4 times per spelling (LCWC): an ghrian (the sun), te (hot)

Home School Hub at 11am on RTE2

It is also available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

 

Maths

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

Divided by 4

Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/- explore and have fun!

Mindfulness Break

 

English

-Jolly Phonics spelling programme –pre words

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write the sentences out if you wish!

preview, predict, precede, premiere

 

Reading Zone p.118 Section D Choose the Correct Answer -using clues in the story- you need to find section in the story that will unlock the answer. They can use process of elimination too concerning which answer definitely doesn’t belong of the four options!

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet –please try and complete any pages that haven’t been fully completed yet over the next week as this will be something that you will have to remember this Covid-19 period.

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

PE

Urban Rascals commencing at 1.30pm https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/

 

SPHE

Recap on Internet Safety by listening/learning the Internet Safety Rap

https://vimeo.com/119144265

Monday 11th May

Good morning all,

Hope your weekend went well! Best of luck to those who entered the Cherry Blossom competition where the winning entries will be announced at some stage today by Ms Ryan on the ‘School Story’ page within Class Dojo and also on the school twitter account.

Also, just a quick reminder that the school has purchased a licence for Mathletics– a fantastic online Maths programme that you will really enjoy. I sent your login details to your parents yesterday and today I will give you the opportunity to explore Mathletics during your Maths time today. I have set area, length and perimeter work within this programme but this is optional. If you wish to go off and explore other areas and levels that is perfect! Please let me know what you think and if you have any questions, please just get your parents to let me know via Dojo!

The most important aspect for this week is to try to understand how this programme works, so if you could please experiment with different sections of Mathletics and see what you think of it that would be great.

For more help on this fantastic programme, please click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3DLobXI8vw
 and http://www.goldrosemat.co.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=1623&type=pdf

These websites will help to explain how to use Mathletics and how it is such a good programme to help strengthen your Maths skills!

Kind regards,

Pat O’Shea

Daily Plan

Movement break

Throwing activities at home. See link below for ideas

https://vimeo.com/402212771

 

Gaeilge

Cúla4 ar Scoil TG4 10am or on TG4 player

Or

Haic! Programme –how to build a home made phone holder ‘as Gaeilge’ using Lego

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h9_pqCjNzg&list=PLbcLsUBW9b3BwnoYd254ylL9NwoF339FB&index=1

LCWC, 4 times per spelling (LCWC): séasúr (season), samhradh (summer)

Please read through key summer vocabulary as Gaeilge by clicking on link below. Try and learn 3 words a day this week:

An samhradh

Home School Hub at 11am on RTE2

It is also available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

 

Maths

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

Divided by 4

Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/- explore and have fun!

Mindfulness Break

Blindfolded taste tests. Use a blindfold (scarf for each family member and have them experience eating any type of food you have at home

English

-Jolly Phonics spelling programme –pre words

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out if you wish!

prepare, prevent, prefix, prevail

 

Reading Zone p.117 Section C Fill in the missing words –use clues in the sentence to make sense as to what missing word would slot into the sentence. Also use process of elimination concerning of the four possible word choices- what words definitely don’t belong in the sentence that you can get rid of-there might be two or three words that can be ruled out straight away using this strategy. If the above strategies weren’t successful, please use a dictionary to figure out what the four word options mean (online/book version) so you will then be in a good position to pick the right word to slot into the sentence.

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet –please try and complete any pages that haven’t been fully completed yet this week as this will be something that you will have to remember this Covid-19 period.

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

PE

PE with Joe at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

Play 4 square with your family-use chalk/sticks/scarves etc to create a grid

 

SPHE

Listen to this song linking in with our learning about bullying earlier this year

https://vimeo.com/119144265

Friday 8th May

Good morning everybody,

This week, the school has purchased a licence for Mathletics, which is seen by teachers and pupils alike as one of the top Maths programmes on the market! You will get it for free!

For more information on this programme, please click on the following link. It is a website that contains endless amounts of games across all curricular areas of Maths, you can pick your own avator and you can play against children from around the world in different Maths related games from the comfort of your own home!

For more information about this computer programme, please click on the following link: https://www.mathletics.com/nz/for-home/

I will send your personal login details to your parents over the weekend so you will be able to login for your Maths work Monday. Our Maths work on Monday will be dedicated to using this fun and interactive website.

Have a lovely weekend!

Pat O’Shea

Daily Plan

Movement break

Do the Conga! Have family members line up, placing their hands on the shoulders of the student in front of them. Start some music and lead students around the classroom. Follow the pattern, right foot, left foot, right foot, kick with the left foot, left foot, right foot, left foot, kick with the right foot. Come up with your own patterns!!

 

Gaeilge

Cúla4 ar Scoil TG4 10am or on TG4 player

Or

The Cat in the Hat story (as Gaeilge) athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk2iHRNRk4E

Aimsir Fháistineach (Future Tense)

Gheobhaidh mé (Phonetic sound- Yo-ig- I will get)
Gheobhaidh tú- You will get
Gheobhaidh sé –He will get
Gheobhaidh sí- She will get
Gheobhaimid -(Phonetic sound- Yo-hameed)-We will get
Gheobhaidh sibh You will get (plural)
Gheobhaidh said

LCWC, 4 times per spelling (LCWC): garda (police officer) feirmeoir (farmer)

Home School Hub at 11am on RTE2

It is also available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

 

Maths

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

Multiply by 4 times tables

Area (continued)

Carry out an area trail at home!

  1. Which room in your house has the greatest (biggest) area?
  2. Which room in your house has the smallest area?____
  3. If you live in a two-storey house is the area of your house the same upstairs as downstairs?____
  4. If they are not the same, why not?____
  5. Which table at home has the greatest surface area?
  6. Does the floor of a room have the same area as the ceiling of the same room?
  7. If there are gardens outside your house which one has the greater area (front or back)?

Mindfulness Break

  • Place the side of your hand on your forehead, with your palm facing out to the side.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Slide your hand down your face, in front of your nose.
  • Say “shhh” as you slide your hand down your face
  • If you are sitting down, you do the 5 S’s while you move your hand: Sit up straight, sit still, sit silently, soft breathing, shut eyes.
  • If you are standing do the same but you are standing straight, still, silently, using soft breathing and shut eyes while you move your hand down your face.
  • Repeat this 5 times

English

-Jolly Phonics spelling programme –ent words focus this week

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out if you wish!

scientist, tourist, journalist

 

Synonym work-different words that have the same meaning- for example– wonderful, fantastic, amazing

Reading Zone p.117 Section B Synonym work– find different words to similar meanings to the underlined words. Try and get rid of the words that definitely don’t belong in the sentence first (process of elimination) by reading out the sentence with the new word in it and think to yourself- does this sentence make sense with this new word in it! If not, ‘dump’ it and move onto the next of the 4 possible word options!

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet –please try and complete any pages that haven’t been fully completed yet over the next week as this will be something that you will have to remember this Covid-19 period.

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

PE

PE with Joe at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Or

Set up a relay race with your family around your garden!

Music

Tissue dance

You will need:

A box of tissues

Space to dance

Music of your choice

Willing family volunteers!!

How to play:

Give each family member a tissue and ask them to put it on their head.

When the music starts, they should start dancing and moving on the dance floor, without letting the tissue fall.

If the tissue falls off the family member’s head and he or she catches it before it touches the ground, they can put it back on their head and continue dancing.

But if the tissue falls on the ground, the family member is out.

The last one to stand dancing with the tissue is the winner.

 

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

Thursday 7th May

Good morning to all of you!

Just a final reminder that today is the final day to get entries in for the Cherry Blossom competition so if you wish to enter please email your entries directly to There will a prize for each year group and one for the most unusual entry. Take a photo of your work and send it to J. Ryan on Class Dojo or jryan@bunscoilris.ie. You can also send it via what’s app. Winners will be announced tomorrow. There will be one winner per age group.

Also, for our next Zoom chat, it would be great if you could present a piece of work that he or she is very proud of this year. It could be anything from the following list: 

-artwork

-project work

-any piece of written work that you want to tell the class about

-any other item/area that you have enjoyed doing that you want to tell the class about

I will let you know, once I know when our next Zoom Chat will take place!

Also, today, we have Urban Rascals at 1.30pm to look forward to so I hope you all enjoy that! As always, any questions or queries, please send a Dojo message!

Best wishes,

Pat O’Shea

Movement Break

Brain break action dances

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWTbmnfvD_4

or

Crab Walks around your house!

 

Gaeilge

THE GRUFFALO AS GAEILGE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8MT3mFjCAc page to watch!

or

Cúla 4 ar scoil TG4 at 10am or TG4 player

Please write and learn the following past tense irregular verb (Clap each time you say each one below or bounce a ball off the wall or to a family member after each one you read to help you learn them! Another idea is to throw it up in the air and catch it as you say each one below!)

Aimsir Láithreach

Faighim -(Phonetic- Fy-im- I get)
Faigheann tú (Fy-en- You get)
Faigheann sé (He gets)
Faigheann sí (She gets)
Faighimid (We get)
Faigheann sibh (You get -plural)
Faigheann siad (They get)

Spellings: fuar (ph-foor–cold), scuab (ph scoo-ib–brush)

Home School Hub 

at 11am on RTE2

It is also available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

 

Maths

Hit the Button (x4) practice

https://ie.mathgames.com/skill/4.122-area-with-unit-squares

Planet Maths pg. 142- Section B – write items going from smallest to largest

 

PE

Urban Rascals at 1.30pm

English

Jolly Phonics spelling programme –ent words focus this week

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out a sentence for each if you wish!

artist, chemist, cyclist, florist

Reading Zone p.117 Seán McSharry climbs over the Clouds –Reading work only today–Section A Please look at pictures, title and questions first for clues concerning 1. Who are the main people in the comprehension piece? 2. What are the main events within the biography? 3. Where are they taking place? and 4. When did the events take place?

 

Mindfulness break

Mindfulness Break Dance Party

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet continued – If your parents get the opportunity to write a letter to you over the next few days about how you coped with the Covid-19 crisis. This is a letter you can read both now and maybe when you’re an adult looking back over this period and seeing how proud your parents were of you during this very difficult period.

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

Geography

Play this online game all about European countries

https://europa.eu/learning-corner/eu-puzzle_en

 

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

 

Art

CHERRY BLOSSOM ART COMPETITION- FINAL CHANCE TO ENTER CLOSING DATE IS TODAY, WINNER WILL BE SELECTED TOMORROW!- SEE DETAILS ON THE SCHOOL STORY PAGE ON CLASS DOJO

Wednesday 6th May

Good morning!

I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend and enjoyed the good weather! Just a reminder if you wish to enter that the Cherry Blossom competition is closing tomorrow so you still have a chance of getting an entry in to have a chance of winning a prize from The Treasury shop. You can create any sort of art connected with Cherry Blossom trees- 3d design, painting or a sketch. Thank you to those children who have already entered with excellent pieces of artwork.

Also, Mr Moran has informed me that our next Zoom chat session will be arranged for next week at some stage as classes who haven’t been on Zoom yet are being prioritised for this short week. Further details on the next Zoom chat will be given in the next few days once I have more information!

Enjoy the day,

Pat O’Shea

 

Movement Break

Brain break action dances

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWTbmnfvD_4

or

Balloon Volleyball

Make a net by tying a piece of yarn from one chair to another. Then blow up a balloon and start practising those serving skills! Change things up a bit by kicking or head-bumping the balloon.

 

Gaeilge

FUTA FATA

Listen to Irish stories for ten minutes with the use of lovely pictures. Please click on link below and click on video links on this page to watch!

https://www.rte.ie/gaeilge/2020/0320/1124337-stuggling-with-gaeilge-lessons-at-home/

 

 

Please write and learn the following past tense irregular verb (Clap each time you say each one below or bounce a ball off the wall or to a family member after each one you read to help you learn them! Another idea is to throw it up in the air and catch it as you say each one below!) You decide!!

 

 

Aimsir Chaite (to get)

Fuair mé (foor- phonetic sound) I got
Fuair tú you got
Fuair sé- he got
Fuair sí- she got
Fuaireamar- (phonetic- fooramer) we got
Fuair sibh- you got (plural)
Fuair said (they got)

 

Spellings: (oo-a phonetic sound) nua (new) suas (up)

 

Home School Hub 

at 11am on RTE2

It is also available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

 

Maths

Area(continued)

If you wish, pick a website link from last week for an area game and play it! Or try Matholia Area section-choose your own level!

Planet Maths pg. 141- Section A – Shadow Shapes

Remember, if half or more of each square is covered, count it as one and if the square is less than half shaded don’t count it when figuring out the area of each shadow item!

Section B Questions 1 and B2

(Sections B3 and B4 optional-for B4, think of a regular 100 number square or number grid to figure out the answer!!)

PE

Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

Just Dance/Go Noodle

or

your own physical exercise game of your choosing!

 

English

Jolly Phonics spelling programme –ent words focus this week

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out a sentence for each if you wish!

exist, resist, twist, insist,

Reading Zone p.115 Seán McSharry climbs over the Clouds –Reading work only today– This is a real life biography of Seán McSharry who climbed the tallest mountain in Africa at the age of ten- Mount Kilimanjaro! Just a quick reminder that a biography is a real life account of someone’s life. It is a biography is a real life factual piece- in other words, everything really happened in ‘Real Life’!

 

Mindfulness break

Please pick a mindfulness activity to do from the app you downloaded called Smiling Minds!

or

Place your hands on their abdomen. Imagine that you have a small balloon in your belly and that each time you breathe in, the balloon blows up, and each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Do this for one minute and see how you feel after?

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet continued – Complete Page 10- Interview your parents on their Covid experience (do in copybook or in Covid-19 you have printed out and write down the main points of what they say!)

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

Geography

Listen to the countries of Europe song. See how many capitals of countries you can remember! Click on link below!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW_DCGJq2i8

 

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

 

Art

CHERRY BLOSSOM ART COMPETITION- FINAL CHANCE TO ENTER CLOSING DATE IS TOMORROW THURSDAY 7TH MAT, WINNER WILL BE SELECTED ON THE 8TH MAY!- SEE DETAILS ON THE SCHOOL STORY PAGE ON CLASS DOJO

Friday 1st May 2020

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to the first official day of summer with it being the 1st May! I hope you enjoyed Active Week this week. When Active Week is over, the most important thing you can do is keep active as exercise makes you feel good and it’s great for the body and mind. It’s great fun too of course!

A reminder about the Cherry Blossom art competition. We have received some excellent entries already but you have until the 7th May to finalise your own Cherry Blossom art activity (if you wish to enter that is!) There will a prize for each year group and one for the most unusual entry. Take a photo of your work and send it to J. Ryan on Class Dojo or jryan@bunscoilris.ie. You can also send it via what’s app. Winners will be announced on May 8th.

Also, the closing date for the Design a GAA jersey competition is today so make sure you get your entries in! -Design your own GAA jersey competition (Closing Date: 1st May)- for more information, please visit https://www.damienquinndraws.com/gaajerseydesignchallenge

Also, don’t forget to look at the ‘School Story’ on Class Dojo for photos of different students in our class doing different activities. Please upload using the Portfolio option in Class Dojo or by sending pictures to me directly through Dojo messaging.

In line with our School Calendar, you have days off next Monday and Tuesday so enjoy the long weekend and I will touch base with you on Wednesday! For the parents, feel free to message me through Dojo if you have a question or query at any time.

Best wishes and stay safe,

Pat O’Shea

Gaeilge

Cúla4 ar scoil- TG4 or TG4 Player at 10am

Frásaí Gaeilge-Use with your family!

Cuir uait (phonetic-oo-it) an fón- Put away your phone!

Oíche (phonetic – ee-ha) mhaith  –Good night

– Spellings from the week- (revise over these and then get a family member to read them out to you. You spell them out loud and translate into English as you’re doing star jumps (Active Week link)!! You can clap too if you wish to add in another layer of difficulty into the activity!

LCWC- liosta (list) glasraí (vegetables)

ag gáire (laughing), an pháirc (the field)

oráiste (orange) an báibín (the baby)

ag cur báistí –raining

Maths

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

Multiply by 3 tables

Area

Art link– Create your own shapes and calculate the area and perimeter of them are, at the link below:

https://toytheater.com/area-perimeter-explorer/

or

Draw 3 of your own shapes (you decide what they might be!) into your Maths copybook and see what the area and perimeter by counting the squares in the copybook.

 

Then complete, Planet Maths pg. 140 Sections A and B. For Section B remember that two half coloured squares makes 1 whole square. Remember this when you’re counting the total number of squares and half squares to find the area of each shape.

English

Spellings- revise over all spellings for the week and then jog on the pot for each spelling you spell out loud. Do high jumps on the spot as you put them into individual sentences out loud! (Ative Week link): event, present, parent, spent, student, moment, movement, affluent, equipment, president, treatment, independent, argument, experiment, government, environment

 

PE (RTE Home School Hub Link)

Simon Harris Says (RTE Home School Hub activity) invite as many family members to do this as possible!!)

1) Choose someone to be the caller.  This person calls out actions and the players must follow them but only if the caller says: “Simon Harris says….” before saying the action.

2) For example, the caller says: “Simon Harris says scrub your hands!” and everyone does the action of scrubbing hands.  But if the caller says: “Scrub your hands!” and hasn’t said “Simon Harris says” before it and a player does the action, then they need to sit out for the rest of the game.

3) The last player still in the game is the winner.

4) You can set a time limit of 10 minutes for this warm-up game, or play for as long as you want, depending on how much fun you’re having.

5) Here are ideas for actions that can be called out (with or without “Simon Harris says…” before it):

  • Jump away from each other (to practice social distancing).
  • Wash your hands vigorously.
  • Shake it off! (Shake out your whole body).
  • Stamp out the virus (stamp your legs 10 times).
  • Cough into each elbow 10 times (alternating between elbows)
  • Raise your arms up and down 5 times (as if you’re saying “hi” to faraway neighbours).

or

PE with Joe

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet continued – Complete Page 9 –Letter to yourself. Imagine you are writing to your future self who is now an adult. Please write him/her a letter telling them about what happened during this very strange time and how you got on yourself during this period and what activities really helped you to keep you happy (do this activity in copybook or in Covid-19 if you have the Time Capsule Booklet printed out

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

Science

Wrap up experiments today from the Home School Science Hub Lab!!

https://www.rte.ie/learn/hub-lab/

 

Music

Musical Spoon Activity

https://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/crafts/seasonal/music-activities-for-kids1.htm

 

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

Thursday 29th April 2020

Good morning all,

I hope you all enjoyed catching up with your classmates yesterday on Zoom. It was fun for me to catch up with you and I’m very happy that you’re all in very good form considering the difficult times we are living through. There was a huge turnout of children which was very impressive altogether! I look forward to our session next week. Also, as promised on Zoom yesterday, I have set you up with your own login details on a Maths website called Matholia and you now have your own individual login details. This activity will be our main Maths activity today!

Enjoy the day anyway and continue to keep safe and keep active!

Pat O’Shea

Active Week movement break

For 10 to 15 seconds for each activity below HOP without stopping!

Hop with both feet on the spot.

Hop on left foot on the same spot.
Hop on right foot on the spot.

Hop with the opposite foot in your hand- left foot in right hand, right foot in left hand!
Hop forwards and backwards with both feet, then on right foot only and finally on left foot only.

Hop sideways (left to right) with both feet, then on right foot only and finally on left foot only.

 

Maths

 

Matholia website

https://matholia.com/uk

Please login and go to the ‘Area’ section. Your own login details are your first name and surname joined together! The password is again your first name and surname joined together but this time you put 2020 at the end of it. You can put in all the letters as small letters for both the username and password.

 My advice is start at Year 3 section to begin with and do the first two tasks (see the different colour tabs close to the top of screen) – see what you think! At Year 3 level if you are finding tasks too easy or too hard, you can go up and down levels if you wish.

There is a ‘Play’ tab that you can click on to play interactive games- pick any two also and see how you get on!

 

Gaeilge

Cúla4 ar Scoil –tune in at 10am!

Aimsir Fháistineach (Future Tense) Please learn and write into copybook (Jump each time you read each one below out loud or throw and catch a ball to yourself/against the wall or to a family member- Active Week link)

Cloisfidh mé (Phonetic sound – clush-hig— I will hear)
Cloisfidh tú –You will hear
Cloisfidh sé (He will hear)
Cloisfidh sí (She will hear)
Cloisfimid (Ph: clushimeed- We will hear)
Cloisfidh sibh (You will hear –plural)
Cloisfidh said (They will hear)

LCWC, 4 times per spelling: oráiste (orange) an báibín (the baby)

PE (Active Week)

PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ or 3rd/4th Class PE Session from yesterday’s The Home School Hub episode (please click on link below and follow instructions) https://www.rte.ie/learn/2020/0422/1134078-3rd-and-4th-class-pe/

or your own active activity!

11am RTE 2’s Home School Hub (Watch the episode and if you wish, do a fun activity based on the lesson at: https://www.rte.ie/learn/home-school-hub/

 

English

Spellings

-Jolly Phonics spelling programme –ent words focus this week

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out if you wish!

equipment, president, treatment, independent (spell them out as you jog on the spot- Active Week link!)

Reading Zone pg. 114 Section D Choose the Correct Answer -using clues in the story- you need to find section in the story that will unlock the answer. You can use ‘process of elimination’ –in other words, which answer or answers definitely doesn’t belong of the four options!

Mindfulness break –The Butterfly Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mX4JBBIcBk

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet continued – Complete Page 7 Our handprints-trace and colour hands of family members in your household(please do this activity in copybook if you are unable to print it out). Please click on link below to access the Time Capsule!

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

Tuesday 29th April 2020

Good morning,

This morning, we shall be having our Zoom chat at 11am which we are all really looking forward to. I can’t wait to chat to all of you and to get all the news! Bring it on!! Outside of that I will give you Gaeilge English, Maths activities, not forgetting PE (Urban Rascals- two Treasury shop vouchers to be won) and after that, please do any other activities you want for the day- if you can try and keep the activities ‘active’ as don’t forget, it’s Active Week!

Chat very soon this morning!!!!!

Pat O’Shea

Tuesday 28th April- Daily Plan

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (X3 times tables- do start jumps for each multiple of 3 -Active Week link!)

Remember that area is all the space within a shape! Remember a month ago also that we learned that perimeter is the ‘fence’ going around a particular shape- for example your garden. For a room, area would be the amount of floor space. The perimeter would be the total length of the walls going around this floor space! In honour of it being active week, please hop around the perimeter of room of your choice or run around the perimeter of your garden 5 times! For more understanding of this topic and with the help of pictures, please visit this link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSVMrPu0__U

Once you have done this, please play this fun Area and Perimeter game and see what you think: https://www.mathplayground.com/area_perimeter.html

Now get your atlases at the ready or use Google Maps to help you discover the answers to complete the following sections below!

Planet Maths Sections C and D page 138 

English

-Reading Zone p.113 Section C Fill in the missing words –use clues in the sentence to make sense as to what missing word would slot into the sentence. Also use process of elimination concerning of the four possible word choices- what words definitely don’t belong in the sentence that you can get rid of-there might be two or three words that can be ruled out straight away using this strategy. If the above strategies weren’t successful, please use a dictionary to figure out what the four word options mean (online/book version) so you will then be in a good position to pick the right word to slot into the sentence.

-Jolly Phonics spelling programme –ent words focus this week

student, moment, movement, affluent (jump up and down for each syllable in the word as you read it out loud- Active Week link!)

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out if you want!

PE

Urban Rascals on Facebook at 1.30pm at https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/

10 euro vouchers from The Treasury up for grabs if you send photos in!

Gaeilge

Spellings

Aimsir Láithreach (Present Tense)Please write and learn the following past tense irregular verb (Clap each time you say each one below or bounce a ball off the wall or to a family member after each one you read to help you learn them! Another idea is to throw it up in the air and catch it as you say each one below-it is Active Week after all!!!) You decide!!

Cloisim (Phonetic sound- clushim) I hear
Cloiseann tú –(Phonetic sound- clushin) You hear
Cloiseann sé- He hears
Cloiseann sí- She hears
Cloiseamar- We hear
Cloiseann sibh –You hear (plural)
Cloiseann said- They hear

ag gáire (laughing), an pháirc (the park/field)

Do any other activities of your choosing- keep having fun by exercising in honour of Active Week!!

 

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning!

I hope you enjoyed the weekend and the last bit of sunshine we might well have for a while according to the weather-forecast! Regardless, we’ll power on together.

It was fantastic talking to some of you children and parents last Friday and I look forward to talking to more today who I didn’t get through to. You have amazing parents who have been so supportive of you and I know you are all so grateful for their fantastic support! Equally, the effort you have put in (and helping out also!!) has been greatly appreciated by both your parents and I, so well done to all of you wonderful children!

I was also delighted to share the news on Friday about our whole class Zoom chat we will be having tomorrow morning at 11am. I will send on more information today to your parents to allow you to log-in successfully tomorrow morning! I can’t wait to see as many of you as possible on Zoom if you are in a position to log in! The whole class catch up would be great! Chat tomorrow!

Best wishes,

Pat O’Shea

Monday Plan 27/04/2020

Movement Break

Get a ball of any size and see how long both you and a family member can keep the ball from hitting the ground- you can use as many body parts as you like to keep it up!

 

Gaeilge

Cúla 4 ar Scoil-TG4 at 10am or on TG4 player at https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/cula4-ar-scoil/

Please write and learn the following past tense irregular verb (Clap each time you say each one below or bounce a ball off the wall or to a family member after each one you read to help you learn them! Another idea is to throw it up in the air and catch it as you say each one below!) You decide!!

Clois – To hear

 

Aimsir Chaite (Past Tense)
Chuala mé (phonetic sound – coo-al-a I heard)
Chuala tú – You heard
Chuala sé- He heard
Chuala sí- She heard
Chualamar-We heard
Chuala sibh (You heard –plural)
Chuala said (They said)

 

Spellings: liosta (list) glasraí (vegetables)

 

Home School Hub at 11am on RTE2

It is also available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

 

Maths

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

Multiply by 3 tables

Today we are moving on to a new area of Maths called Area!! It’s a very nice visually pleasing area of Maths to work on. Please see Planet Maths pgs 138 to 142 and that will give you an idea about area just by looking at the pictures! 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 help further understand Area:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uKKl8R1xBM

This area game will also help too:

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/AreaShapesShoot.htm

Planet Maths Page 138 A (Golden box with pictures)

Answer these questions orally to a sibling if you can!

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.

 

Page 138 B Planet Maths Please write the answers into your copy.

 

PE

Joe Wicks

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

or

Just Dance/Go Noodle

or

your own physical exercise game of your choosing!

 

English

Jolly Phonics spelling programme –ent words focus this week

Look Cover Write Check 4 times in your copybook (If unsure of meaning, please look them up in an online or hard copy dictionary). Also, try and think of a sentence in your head to slot these words into or you can write them out if you want!

event, present, parent, spent

Reading Zone p.113 On Boaster’s Hill (continued)- Synonym work– find different words to similar meanings to the underlined words. Try and get rid of the words that definitely don’t belong in the sentence first (process of elimination) by reading out the sentence with the new word in it and think to yourself- does this sentence make sense with this new word in it! If not, dump it and move onto the next of the 4 possible word options!

Mindfulness break

Please pick a mindfulness activity to do from the app you downloaded last week called Smiling Minds!

or

The Body Scan (if you could please ask one family member to read the instructions below-get your family to join in if they wish!)

The body scan is a very important part of Mindfulness! Enjoy

Whoever is reading out the instructions, could you please ask the family members doing it to explain how their body feels throughout the activity!

Instructions:

  • Please lie down on their back on a comfortable surface and close their eyes;
  • Please squeeze every muscle in their body as tight as they can. Tell them to squish their toes and feet, squeeze their hands into fists, and make their legs and arms as hard as stone;
  • After a few seconds, release all their muscles and relax for a few minutes;

 

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet continued – Complete Page 6 –What am I doing to keep busy at home? (do in copybook or in Covid-19 you have printed out

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

Science

Pick an experiment to do from RTE’s The School Hub Lab. Please click on the link below! Please try and get it done this week and don’t forget to send photos!!

https://www.rte.ie/learn/hub-lab/

 

Reading

Your own book or novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

 

Friday 24th April

Good morning to you all,

It’s hard to believe we are already through our first week back at home based learning! I hope everything went well for you this week and that there were plenty of movement breaks/PE sessions out in the sunshine! Directly after the Home School Hub at exactly 12pm, we will have an exciting team challenge across the whole country ahead of us….teachers, parents and kids will make their best effort to pick up a book and read for 15 to 20 minutes! Please take photos and send them in! For further information on this important event, please see the daily plan below!

Have an enjoyable and relaxing weekend and I will touch base with you on Monday!

Pat O’Shea

 

-Supplementary/alternative work is available at the links below for the children who work with both Ms Ryan, Ms Raftice and Ms Doyle:

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-ryan/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-raftice/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-doyle/

 

Friday 24th April 

Movement break

The movement break at any stage today can revolve around helping with gardening, housework baking, cooking! The bonus is, you’re probably doing at least one of these every day so this should be straightforward children!!

Be as you always are- both creative and helpful!

 

Gaeilge

Please watch Cúla 4 ar Scoil on TG4 at 10am or at the following link at a time of your choosing https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/cula4-ar-scoil/

Please test yourself on all spellings this week and see how you get on! Call them out loud and spell them:

abhainn (river) droichead (bridge) ciseán (basket) t-léine (t-shirt) spéaclaí gréine (sunglasses)

 

 

Home School Hub at 11am on RTE2

It is also available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

NATIONAL DROP EVERYTHING AND READ CHALLENGE AT 12pm

Tomorrow is National Drop Everything And Read Challenge.
We are all, teachers and pupils encouraged to drop everything and pick up a book at 12 o clock tomorrow and read or be read to for 15-20mins.
Here is a video from Laureate NS nOg and DEAR ambassador Sarah Crossan about the importance of reading for enjoyment.
Enjoy your book and remember to send some pictures.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lvnOP28nm_gIfV2gXlPw_h14h6Pwe6Bm/view

Hard copy books your child has at home or ebooks through Borrowbox app are perfect!!

 

Maths

Division facts (÷3) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Roman Numerals pattern work

Roman numeral is the name for a number when it is written in the way the ancient Romans used to write numbers. Roman numerals are not used very often today. They are used to write the names of kings and queens, or popes. For example: Queen Elizabeth II. They may be used to write the year a book or movie was made. Did you know the Romans had no 0 in Roman numerals?

See what you think of this Roman Numerals song!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1UmAgekzbs

Planet Maths p.132 Section E on Roman Numerals

PE

PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ or 3rd/4th Class PE Session from yesterday’s The Home School Hub episode (please click on link below and follow instructions) https://www.rte.ie/learn/2020/0422/1134078-3rd-and-4th-class-pe/

or your own indoor outdoor game that allows you to get sweating and have fun!

English

Reading Zone – Fictional story work

Boaster’s Hill. Please compete Section A p.113. Please pick out one key word from the question to find in the story and this will help you locate the answer!

 

Test yourselves on the following spellings from this week to make sure you know what they mean and know how they are spelt!

relevant, brilliant, reluctant scant, distant, servant, important, vacant, instant

Mindfulness break

The owl and the guard dog- Relax, look and listen!

https://youtu.be/so8QN9an3t8?list=PL8snGkhBF7ngDp1oJtx5VcjwatxZn8xLK

 

or deep breathing with eyes closed and think of 8 wonderful things you did in the last week to help others!

 

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet continued – Complete Page 4 –My Community/Local area during the crisis (please do this activity in copybook if you are unable to print it out). Please click on link below to access the Time Capsule!

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

Science (continued…)

RTE’s The Home School Hub Lab. Please click on the link below! Please pick an experiment to carry out at home over the next week and if you can, please send on photos!

https://www.rte.ie/learn/hub-lab/

 

Thursday 23rd April

Hi all, 

Firstly, well done to all those from our class who partook in the recent Kennedy College art competition. The standard of artwork was very high and we had two children from the class, Robbie (runner up) and Zara (4th place) that placed in the top 5 in the competition! Well done to the two of them- a big achievement! Prizes will be presented by me to the both of them when we are back in school. Urban Rascals is on today at 1.30pm as are TG4’s Cúla 4 ar Scoil (10am) and RTE 2’s Home School Hub. All of these are available on online platforms if you want to view them at a better time that suits you. Concerning our work today, I have copied a link concerning all of the RTE 2’s Home School Hub Lab’s science experiments. It would be great if you could do one of these experiments at home by the end of next week and send in photos! Thanks for all the work/photos you continue to send to me also via Dojo! Keep up the great work!

Best wishes,

Pat O’Shea

Supplementary/alternative work is available at the links below for the children who work with Ms Ryan, Ms Raftice and Ms Doyle:

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-ryan/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-raftice/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-doyle/

Daily Plan, Thursday 23rd April

Movement break

Heart to heart!

If a family member could call out the different actions that strengthen or weaken the heart below.

For actions that strengthen the heart family members must jump for 10 seconds.

For actions that weaken the heart family members must squat (or lie down) for

5 seconds.

You can do it on your own also by calling out actions to yourself and then either jumping for 10 seconds or squatting for 5 seconds

Use the following examples below. Just call out the action at the start of each statement below and everyone needs to do the correct action!

  • Cycling – you should all jump
  • Eating fast food – squat or lie down for 10 seconds
  • Going for a walk – jump
  • Watching TV all the time – squat or lie down
  • Drinking sugary drinks – squat or lie down
  • Dancing – jump
  • Swimming – jump
  • Playing on the computer for a long

time – squat down

  • Going up the stairs – jump
  • Taking the lift – squat down
  • Eating fruit and vegetables – jump
  • Eating lots of sweets and crisps –

squat

Maybe think of your own actions too!

 

Gaeilge

Please watch Cúla 4 ar Scoil on TG4 at 10am or at the following link at a time of your choosing https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/cula4-ar-scoil/

Spelling for today (LCWC)

spéaclaí gréine- sunglasses

Please write and learn the following future tense verb into your copybook

Aimsir Fháistineach

Beidh mé (Phonetic- beg) I will be
Beidh tú- You will be
Beidh sé- He will be
Beidh sí- She will be
Beimid- We will be
Beidh sibh You will be (plural)
Beidh said- They will be

 

Home School Hub– 11am on RTE 2 or RTE Player

It is also available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

Maths

Revision over division (÷3) at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Pattern Work (continued from before Easter) Play either of these fun visual pattern game first

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

or

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/manipulatives/pattern-blocks

OR

Create a pattern of your own that a family member has to figure out what comes next- it could be a number pattern or a shape pattern- can be either written down or done orally!

Planet Maths p.132 Section D –You will need any family member for this fun oral activity!

PE

Urban Rascals on Facebook at 1.30pm at https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/

English

Reading Zone –New Story (Fictional)

Reading work only for today new story pages 110, 11 and 112 called Boaster’s Hill. Please look at pictures, title and questions (Read the questions on Section A-p.113) first for clues concerning 1. Who are the main people in the comprehension piece? 2. What are the main events within the biography? 3. Where are they taking place? and 4. When did the events take place? Use clues in the sentence or a dictionary to discover the meaning of unfamiliar words

 

Spellings (LCWC)

relevant, brilliant, reluctant (please use dictionary if you are unsure of the meaning of words)

Mindfulness break

Loving-kindness meditation.

For one minute, repeat ‘May I be happy, may I be well, may I be filled with kindness and peace.’ You can substitute “you” for “I” and think of someone you know and like, or just send love to all people.

OR

An activity from the new, free Mindfulness app your parents may have downloaded called Smiling Mind

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet continued – Complete Page 3 –How I’m feeling  (please do this activity in copybook if you are unable to print it out). Please click on link below to access the Time Capsule!

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

Science

Over the next week, see if you have any home products that will allow you to make one of these experiments from RTE’s The School Hub Lab. Please click on the link below!

https://www.rte.ie/learn/hub-lab/

Reading

Your own book novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app.

 

Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning all!

I hope you all got on well with the commencement of the Covid-19 Time Capsule and you enjoyed our first Urban Rascals experience post-Easter! I also hope that you enjoyed TG4 Cúla 4 ar Scoil and hope that your child found it enjoyable. A reminder that this will be on at 10am every morning and is also available on TG4 player. It incorporates all areas of the curriculum in a fun manner through Irish. You don’t have to understand everything the teachers are saying ‘as Gaeilge’ but the key is using the pictures, actions and fun activities to help you to understand what is being taught!

Best wishes for the day and keep all the lovely photos coming!

Thanks,

Pat O’Shea

Movement Break

Jog in place as if a big scary bear is chasing you.

  • Jump in place as if you are popcorn popping.
  • March in place and play the drums as if you are in a marching band.
  • Reach up as if you are catching bubbles in the air.
  • Swim as if you are in a giant pool of jelly.
  • Walk as if you are walking through a sticky toffee pudding.
  • Paint as if the paint brush is attached to your head.
  • Shake your body as if you are a wet dog.

Maths

Fun ‘Crack the Code’ game if you wish to play!

https://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/numbers/codegame.html?utm_content=buffer3cead&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Planet Maths p.132 Section C What trick have Sophie and Sam done with the codes to help the two of them remember them? Who can spot it first?!!

 

Home School Hub 

11am on RTE2 or on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

 

English

Homophones focus (Part 2) (Homophones- words that sound the same but have different meanings and maybe even different spellings- dear and deer, see and sea etc)

First play this fun online game:

https://www.education.com/game/sentence-building-homophones/

or see how many pairs or groups of homophones you can think of in 1 minute- time yourself!

Reading Zone Section E Grammar section p.109- Homophone work continued!

Spellings LCWC –important, vacant, instant (if you are unsure of meanings please use dictionary to find definitions)

 

Mindfulness break

Parents- if you can, please download The Smiling Minds App (free) (Google Play/Apple)

For further information on this app, please go to https://www.smilingmind.com.au/smiling-mind-app

Excellent for Mindfulness/Well being for all age grades (Try one activity and see what you think)

 

Gaeilge

Please watch Cúla 4 ar scoil on TG4 at 10am or at the following link https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/cula4-ar-scoil/

Please write and learn:

Aimsir Láithreach (Present tense)

Táim / Bím  (I am)

Tá tú / Bíonn tú (You are)

Tá sé / Bíonn sé (He is)

Tá sí / Bíonn sí (She is)

Táimid / Bímid (Phonetis-taw-meed— We are)

Tá sibh /Bíonn sibh (You are -plural)

Tá siad /Bíonn siad (They are)

Gaeilge spellings (LCWC)

ciseán (basket) t-léine (t-shirt)

 

PE

PE with Joe  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evqn3sgS1lU

or create your own dance to perform to your family!

 

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet  – Complete Page 2 –All About Me

 (do this activity in copybook if you are unable to print it out). Please click on link below to access the Time Capsule!

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

 

Reading

Your own book novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app that I wrote about on yesterday’s daily plan!

Optional Art activity

Yet another competition for you all!

How would you like to be in with the chance of winning a GAA jersey designed by you?
Damien Quinn, a well-known illustrator in the sports industry from County Limerick, has launched a ‘GAA Jersey Design Challenge’. The winners of this challenge will receive their jersey, as designed by themselves, with their name and preferred number on the back.

There are four age-group categories: 6 – 9 years, 10 – 13 years, 14 – 16 years and 17+ (parents, this includes you too!).

To enter, download and print the template attached to the next post and design your dream GAA kit for your club or county team. Once you have finished, take a photo of your design and send it to ‘Damien Quinn Draws’ Instagram or Facebook page. Entries must be submitted by Friday the 1st of May.

For more information, visit https://www.damienquinndraws.com/gaajerseydesignchallenge .

Tuesday 21st April

Good morning!

I hope you all enjoyed first day back into your home learning routine yesterday. Today I have copied the link that Jasmine’s mum forwarded to me before Easter concerning tracking what you have been getting up to during the Covid-19 crisis through the Covid-19 Time Capsule booklet. This booklet, once completed by you will be an important document for years to come. It will let everyone know in the future how you got on and what you got up to during the biggest crisis to happen to this country in over a hundred years! So if you have a printer, it would be fantastic to print this out and make a start at it. If you don’t have a printer that is no problem. The headings can be copied into a copybook and you can complete it that way! If we complete one page a day of this booklet over the next two weeks that would be great! The link for the booklet is within the daily plan for today. 

Also, there is a Gaeilge version of RTE 2’s Home School Hub called Cúla 4 Ar Scoil which has started this week and is on daily at 10am for a half an hour on TG4. it is also available on the TG4 Player. Further details about this new fun programme are contained within the daily plan below also.

As always, any questions or queries please Dojo text me and I will respond promptly!

Enjoy the day!

Pat O’Shea

Movement Break

Run/walk 10 laps of your garden or run/walk/hop for 5 minutes on the spot!

Gaeilge

Please check out Cúla 4’s new TV show Cúla4 ar Scoil at 10am Monday to Friday on TG4! It is the Gaeilge version of RTE’s Home School Hub! The Gaeilge is said at a quick pace but the programme is very visual and the kids would pick up a large proportion of vocabulary through the visual activities! I fyou can’t watch the show at 10am, please check out the link to TG4 player below where you can watch the shows in your own time!

 https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/cula4-ar-scoil/

Please write the verbs below into your copybook and learn!

Bí = To be

Aimsir Chaite (Past tense)

Bhí mé (phonetic sound – vee) I was

Bhí tú- You were

Bhí sé- He is

Bhí sí- She is

Bhíomar –We were

Bhí sibh- (phonetic-shiv) You were (plural)

Bhí siad- (phonetic – sheed) They were

-Gaeilge Spellings  (Look Cover Write Check)

abhainn (river) droichead (bridge)

11am on RTE 2- Home School Hub

It is also be available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

English

English spelling/vocabulary focus this week (Jolly Phonics Spelling programme:  -ant words. Please use dictionary if you are unsure of their meanings (online/hard copy)

Look Cover Write Check

scant, distant, servant

Work on the Olympic Champion Abede Bikila continued from before Easter

Reading Zone p.109 Section D Choose the Correct Answer -using clues in the story about Abede Bikila- they need to find section in the story that will unlock the answer for each question. They can use process of elimination too concerning which answer definitely doesn’t belong of the four options!

PE

Urban Rascals at 1.30pm (send in the photos to the school Facebook page!)

Mindfulness break

Clench your fist and breathe into your fingers. … breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. (Do this for 2 minutes!)

Maths

Pattern Work (continued from before Easter) Play either of these fun visual pattern game first

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

or

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/manipulatives/pattern-blocks

Planet Maths p.132 Section B1 and B2

Movement Break

Chair Lift Ups- have a family challenge- which family member will be the champion!!

Sit on a chair with your feet on the ground.

  • Put your hands on the sides of the chair.
  • Take your weight through your hands and lift yourself off the chair a few inches.
  • Keep the pose for as long as you can or do a countdown game to make

it fun!

History

Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet (do this activity in copybook if you are unable to print it out). Please click on link below to access the Time Capsule!

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

Page 1- Draw a picture of people you are social distancing with!

Reading

Your own book novel for 15 minutes or find a free e-book/audiobook that you want to read via New Ross library through the Borrowbox app that I wrote about on yesterday’s daily plan!

 

Monday 20th April

Hi all,

It is great to be back in touch and I really hope you all had a lovely, relaxing Easter break. You really deserved it after all the hard work you did in the lead up to the break! No doubt you all got stuck into Easter Eggs too which were well deserved also!! Well done again for all the work you’ve done so far and for all the photos of projects, art activities and general written tasks you have provided so far! Please keep them coming as I am really enjoying the mixture of amazing work across all types of areas! Also just a reminder for the parents that if you wish to contact me, I am available at any time through the Class Dojo text system.

Concerning our first official day back at it, I believe it is very important to slowly ease you back into the regular work routine, so for today, you will complete activities linking in with the Easter sample plan I uploaded before the Easter break! The only emphasis therefore is on continuing to work on your life skills development, fun sports/movement activities and the School Learning Hub activities.

Please check out the plan below and do as many activities as you can! Photos of activities as always are much welcomed!

Also, an important video on children’s well being/healthy mind is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPIbb4HF5Ys&feature=youtu.be

This could be viewed instead of some of the items below if you wish. It lasts a half hour but is well worth the watch!

Also, just to inform you about a free app called Borrowbox that you can download. Through your New Ross library membership, this will give you free access to library books through e-books and audiobooks- you choose the book you want to read! Just type borrowbox into the app search engine on your device and follow the instructions from there!

Also, just a reminder that supplementary/alternative work is available at the links below for the children who work with both Ms Ryan, Ms Raftice and Ms Doyle:

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-ryan/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-raftice/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-doyle/

It is great to be back working with you after the break and please just remember- try your best at the tasks and that’s all that matters!

Best wishes,

Pat O’Shea

 

  1. Movement Break (choose from the following to get you going first thing in the morning!)

https://youngminds.org.uk/starting-a-conversation-with-your-child/20-activities-for-20-minutes/

Go Noodle

Your own movement break -be creative!

 

  1. 11am RTE 2’s Home School Hub (Watch the episode and if you wish, do a fun activity based on the lesson at: https://www.rte.ie/learn/home-school-hub/

 

  1. PE Activities

Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 or Just Dance https://justdancenow.com/ or sports/activities of your choosing in your living room/out in the garden.

 

  1. A board game you have that you can play with your family or brain games such as Sudoku/wordsearches crosswords activities (See websites below!)

https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/miscellaneous-games.html

http://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/sudoku.html

https://lovattspuzzles.com/kids/childrens-online-puzzles/

 

  1. Life skills focus: House jobs/helping with baking, cooking or gardening. Check out this cool website on kids garden activities:

https://kidsgardening.org/garden-activities/

 

  1. Kids mindfulness activities (Pick one activity form each link!)

https://www.cosmickids.com/mindfulness-meditation-videos-kids/

https://www.theottoolbox.com/mindfulness-for-kids-youtube-videos/

 

  1. Art Competition

The children of Bunscoil Rís have been invited by Kennedy College to enter an art competition. All pupils are invited to enter. Kennedy College would like you to illustrate/demonstrate your understanding of Covid-19 through art. Some have already completed Covid-19 art! This can be done through sketching, colouring, use of fabrics or construction based art. Some from our class have already completed Covid-19 artwork before the Easter holidays, so these could be emailed to the organisers straightaway!!

If you wish to enter, please forward your entries should be forwarded to Kennedy College at kennedycollege@wwetb.ie . 

 

  1. Read your book/novel for at least 15 minutes! Extremely important to keep this up. Download Borrowbox App and explore ebooks and audio books for free through your New Ross library account!

 

Suggested Easter activities

Well done to all of you children and a special thanks to your parents concerning overseeing all of their learning at home over the last few weeks. It was a magnificent effort on your part. If you are eager to do some more fun activities over the Easter break have a look at the following below. The key aim of these activities is centred on fun and enjoyment during these uncertain times. You will then be re-energised in two weeks, when we resume the formal work!

  1. Try to read your own reading book/novel every day over the break for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Make it your duty to volunteer for house jobs as much as you can. Continue to develop real life skills such as helping with cooking, baking, gardening etc. Check out this cool website on kids garden activities:

https://kidsgardening.org/garden-activities/

  1. A very important one to continue is with your PE/Movement breaks every day– Urban Rascals, Joe Wicks, Go Noodle, Just Dance. Even TJ Reid has a new hurling based exercise programme if you want to give that a go at https://www.facebook.com/TJReidFitness/!
  2. Also your own fun garden activities involving sports, self-made obstacle courses and games you have made up yourself are great too!

4.Also this is a new website below that you might want to check out for new PE based games at home

https://www.fatherly.com/play/activities/classic-outdoor-games-and-how-to-play-them/

5.Start reading/researching into starting a project any area of your choosing or create another science experiment.

6. A shout out to all Historians!! Jasmine’s Mam sent on this Covid-19 Time Capsule booklet to me today (click on the link below this paragraph). If you have a printer at home, it would be a fantastic and highly structured template and would allow for the children to document their thoughts and feelings on this very challenging but also very historical occasion. Once this booklet is completed, it could be a very important historical document for years to come, documenting at first hand, your child’s experience of this eternally remembered, deeply unfortunate event. Thank you again Vicky for sending on this excellent document!

My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

7.Art or craft activities of your choosing or these sites might be useful for ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eURwb5dzc3Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Y4Mb-S-t4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJzFkx4xt9I

8. Write a letter or letters to your grandparents!

. Try out some of the websites listed below this message- try out new ones you haven’t tried before!

9. Tune into RTE 2 The School Learning Hub every day at 11am or on RTE Player!

10. Please follow the progress of the ‘Flags for our Frontline Heroes’ campaign!

11. Tap into all the other activities/ideas available on the school website/twitter etc.

A sample daily schedule over Easter might look like the following below. Note to parents that these activities are all entirely optional!! Times can be tailored to your own specific context and routine at home. As you know, a regular routine during a challenging period like this works wonders for the kids so hopefully this will help in some small way over the next few weeks:

  1. Movement Break (see possible options below)

https://youngminds.org.uk/starting-a-conversation-with-your-child/20-activities-for-20-minutes/

Go Noodle

Just Dance

Your own activity

2.Website activities of your choosing (see below) or Covid-19 Time Capsule booklet or write a letter(s) to your grandparents!

3. 11am RTE 2’s School Learning Hub (On Monday to Friday over the Easter break-all recorded episodes on link below if that time doesn’t suit). Do a fun art/crafts activity or a science experiment from previous day’s episode if you wish at: https://www.rte.ie/learn/home-school-hub/

4.PE Activities Urban Rascals https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/ or Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ or Just Dance https://justdancenow.com/ or your own sports/activities of your choosing

5. Board games/brain games such as Sudoku/wordsearches crosswords or Fun Art/Crafts activities=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eURwb5dzc3Y

https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/miscellaneous-games.html

http://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/sudoku.html

https://lovattspuzzles.com/kids/childrens-online-puzzles/

6. Life skills focus: House jobs/helping with baking, cooking or gardening. Check out this cool website on kids garden activities:

https://kidsgardening.org/garden-activities/

7. Kids mindfulness activities

https://www.cosmickids.com/mindfulness-meditation-videos-kids/

https://www.theottoolbox.com/mindfulness-for-kids-youtube-videos/

8. Read your book/novel for at least 15 minutes! Extremely important to keep this up. Can be alternated with audio books on the following authors websites- David Walliams, JK Rowling or an audio book of your own choosing.

Something like the above daily schedule can be tweaked tailored to your own scenario. You might have a completely different plan for your child lined up for the Easter Break which is perfect, but the sample plan is available anyway, if you wish to dip in and out of it over the Easter break! Also, feel free to continue to send on texts/pictures if you wish via Dojo. Thanks so much again for all your fantastic support and well done to all the children on a super effort. I wish you the very best over this Easter period!

Kind regards,

Pat O’Shea

A reminder of the useful websites your child could explore over Easter for fun! Try ones that we haven’t looked at yet and see what you think!!

 

English:

 

Name of Website Web Address Login
Fun English Games www.funenglishgames.com No login needed
Storyberries (3rd & 4th) https://www.storyberries.com/ No login needed
World Stories

Available in many Languages

https://worldstories.org.uk/ Parent can sign up for free
Epic –

Access to 35,000 digital books

https://www.getepic.com/ Free for families to join for 30 days
Storybird – Artful Storytelling https://storybird.com/ Parent/Student can sign up for a free trial.

 

Maths

 

Name of Website Web Address Login
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ Can create a learner or parent account
Nrich Maths https://nrich.maths.org/ No login needed
Transum

(Maths games & activities)

http://www.transum.org/Software/ No login and mostly free
Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/ Optional login for parent/child
Topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ No login needed
A+Click https://www.aplusclick.org/ No login needed

 

Gaeilge

 

Name of Website Web Address Login
Cúla4 https://cula4.com/ga/ No login needed
Séideán Sí https://www.seideansi.ie/ No login needed
Youtube

Anam an Amhráin (animated songs)

Scéal an Lae (Story of the day)

https://www.youtube.com

 

Search ‘anam an amhráin’

Search ‘scéal an lae’

No login needed
Padlet

 

Padlet

 

Léighleat

 

BBC clips

https://padlet.com/lisanicd/plc

 

https://padlet.com/CLIL2019/dl1zopb4q966

 

http://www.leighleat.com/index.html

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tr700/clips

No login needed

 

SESE

 

Name of Website Web Address Login
World Book Online

(Children’s site)

https://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/home No login needed
Google Treks https://www.google.com/maps/about/treks/#/grid No login needed
Link to Science Page on Scoilnet https://www.scoilnet.ie/primary/theme-pages/science/ No login needed
Science Kids http://sciencekids.co.nz/ No login needed
National Geographic Kids https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ No login needed
Britannica Kids (Children’s Encyclopedia resource) https://kids.britannica.com/kids 7 day free trial.

 

Other Websites

Name of Website Web Address Login
Go Noodle (Exercise & mindfulness) https://www.gonoodle.com/for-families/ Create a family account
Kiddle

(Children’s search engine)

https://www.kiddle.co/ None
Kidrex

(Children’s search engine)

https://www.alarms.org/kidrex/ None
Interactive Sites

(All subjects)

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/ None
Joe Wicks on YouTube (exercise workouts) https://www.youtube.com

 

Search Joe Wicks Children’s workouts

None
Code.org (Learn to code) https://code.org/ None
Twinkl (worksheets and activities across all topics) https://www.twinkl.ie/ Free for parents for 30 days

 

Apps

 

Name of App Login Information
Book Creator (English) Approx 4 euro on the app store
Boomwriter (English) Free parent account available
SAS Math Stretch (Maths) Free App
Adobe Spark (Spark Video) (Create videos) Free App
Cosmic Kids Yoga 2 week free trial
Cód na Gaeilge Free Irish App
Borrow Box (Borrow ebooks and audio books from the library)
Light Bot (Code Hour) Free

Friday 3rd April

Good morning! I hope you all enjoyed your day in blue for World Autism Awareness Day yesterday whilst you were doing all of your activities. Also, I hope you have dusted down any flag to hang proudly for the ‘Flags for Frontline Heroes’ campaign so if you have any sort of a flag to hang up– club, county, provincial or National, could you please hang it up to show your support for our emergency service workers and all other key frontline workers too. If you didn’t get the chance yesterday, please read this link for more information on this very important event: https://www.into.ie/2020/03/31/flags-for-frontline-heroes-campaign/

Today, we will work on wrapping up the Science Experiment and Music instrument construction as well as doing some Easter art activities as well as doing a small bit of Gaeilge, English and Maths work.

To the parents, just to confirm that the emphasis over the next two weeks will be on the children taking a step back from formal academic work and I propose they focus solely and specifically on practical, real life tasks, plenty of exercise, reading for fun, Mindfulness activities and a bit of IT/Project work. Also, RTE 2’s Home School Hub will continue on a daily basis and I would highly recommend they view this fantastic programme as often as they can. Urban Rascals will continue at 1.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday as will Joe Wick’s excellent fitness programmes on a daily basis. There will be more information available tomorrow evening when I upload a recommended suggested Easter activities The main focus of these suggested activities will be to hopefully help you to keep their daily routine in place over this two week period with an emphasis on the above active-based tasks. This will give them a well-deserved break from formal schoolwork during this period as they continue to develop extremely important real life skills across so many different areas during these challenging times. I will be available via Dojo/email over the next few days and weeks also if you have any queries or if there is anything I can do to help. As stated, I will be in touch later this evening with the recommended Easter activities.

As usual, supplementary/alternative work is available at the links below for the children who work with Ms Ryan, Ms Raftice and Ms Doyle:

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-ryan/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-raftice/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-doyle/

Take care,

Pat O’Shea

Daily Plan Friday 3rd April

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  (Play the Halves Game- pick your own level you are most comfortable with!)

FUN NUMBER PATTERNS WEBSITE:

https://www.education.com/game/number-patterns-quiz-2nd/

or come up with your own top secret number patterns to try and trick some family members e.g. 10, 25, 40…what comes next?? You come up with your own!

Planet Maths p.130 Please do either A1 or A2 AND ALSO A4 or A5

RTE Home School Hub–RTE 2 at 11am–PLEASE TUNE IN!!!- It will also be available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

Movement Break- Choose a new activity from this website you haven’t done before– https://youngminds.org.uk/starting-a-conversation-with-your-child/20-activities-for-20-minutes/  or help with home tasks for 20 minutes!

English

Reading Zone pg. 108 Section C–  Fill in the missing words –use clues in the sentence to make sense as to what missing word would slot into the sentence. Also use process of elimination concerning of the four possible word choices- what words definitely don’t belong in the sentence that you can get rid of-there might be two or three words that can be ruled out straight away using this strategy. If the above strategies weren’t successful, please use a dictionary to figure out what the four word options mean (online/book version) so you will then be in a good position to pick the right word to slot into the sentence.

Spellings– challenge yourself to your own test of the spellings  (-ory) we had this week. Check over all spellings in your copybook a few more times. Call out the word and see if you can spell it correctly. Correct your own work to see how you scored! Be honest as you can so that you can gain meaningful learning from this exercise! Also as a bonus task, please come up with your own sentences including each spelling in your head or to a family member to make sure you understand what they mean! No problem if you forgot the meaning of any of them- just use the dictionary to help you remember!

PE

Joe Wicks workout https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ or TJ Reid Exercise with a hurling twist https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1606936942822544

or how many laps of your garden can you walk in 10 minutes-stick to the perimeter of your garden please!!

Gaeilge

Frásaí Gaeilge sa bhaile (at home)

An bhfuil (vwil) cead (k-yad) agam dul amach ag súgradh? (Can I go outside to play). Ceart (kyart) go leor (lore) (Okay!)

Táim (Tawm) sásta- I’m happy!

If your child uses any of these phrases at home during the day, please let me know and I will award them 5 points per phrase! Test yourself on the understanding of the spellings this week- Gaeilge to English translation. Check your copybook to see if you can translate successfully. If you have forgotten the meaning of any use your Irish dictionary or go the following online dictionary: https://www.focloir.ie/

Also test yourself on remembering your verbs from this week as you are bouncing a ball in your garden!!

 

 Movement Break- Count in tens to 100 as you jump, virtual skip, jog, sprint and any other exercise on the spot! Go at your own pace that you are most comfortable with!

 

Science work finalised

Today, please finish your science work and don’t forget to write up how it went! Use the information below to help!

Some useful websites for science: www.twinkl.iehttps://sciencebob.com/category/experiments/

the RTE Home Learning Hub or twinkl.ie or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MHn9Q5NtdY

 

If you could please write up a report on how your experiment before the end of the week that would be great under the following headings:

  1. Experiment:
  2. My Prediction (What might happen?)
  3. Materials needed:
  4. Method (The different steps to carry out the investigation)
  5. Outcome (what happened, why did it happen and was your prediction correct).

I will give 20 Dojos for any child who sends in photos of their write up of the experiment. 10 points will go to children ho send in photos of any new experiments being done without the write up! Either way you’re a winner!

Movement Break

YOGA (continued)

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/

or play your own sport(s) activities outside! 

Religion

Please watch the video (Christian themed), try and remember three main points from the video and think about them as you pick one of the art activities below:

Please watch this video about the Story of Easter and retell to a family member in your own words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL8R158Ujp4

  1. Easter Art: Create the Easter Crucifixion scene using pastels/water colours or colouring pencils at

https://www.pinterest.ie/pin/147070744053557419/

Or

  1. Colour in one of these Easter sheets if you have access to a printer

Or

  1. Easter Egg Art-pick one idea at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BccAlFNNN3M

 

Or

  1. Islamic themed Art(for the children who are Islamic in the class): http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/traditional-islamic-mosaic

Or

  1. Non-Religion themed Art: Mindfulness Colouring

https://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/mindfulness-coloring-pages.html

 

Mindfulness break

‘Peace Out’ guided relaxation (one for the whole family!) Please click on link below

Novel/book reading for 15 minutes-indoor or outdoor!

 

Music -finish this task today and send on photos! Instructions are below for those who haven’t started yet!!

Keep the photos coming -10 points for photos on this activity!

Activity

To make a Drum / Shaker –

You’ll need a tin can e.g. Coffee, formula, baked beans, sweetcorn (no jagged edges) and you’ll also need rice, a balloon and a scissors.

Start by putting some rice into the clean can. You can use other things like beads, pasta, lentils or dried chickpeas in your drum to make different sounds.

Cut the end off the balloon (the end you blow in) and stretch the other bit of the balloon tightly over the open end of the tin can. Find something to make drumsticks out of e.g. pencils or chopsticks. Now shake and bang to your beat!

Another thing you could do is rub the drumstick up and down the bumpy ridges of the can. It should make a funny noise.

As well as sending photos to Dojo, if you wish you can send RTE pictures or videos of what you have done. Ask your parents to help you send them. All relevant information at www.rte.ie/learn if this is of interest to you

 

Extra activities that you may want to explore:

-RTE’s Home School Hub– yesterday’s lesson about Irish myths– https://www.rte.ie/learn/2020/0401/1127799-3rd-and-4th-class-history/

Reading Eggs

https://readingeggs.com/home-learning/ 

 

Mangahigh Maths (REMEMBER: DOJO POINTS ARE ON OFFER!!)

https://app.mangahigh.com/en/login/student    (Number Pattern Activity STILL AVAILABLE)

 

 

Thursday 2nd April

Good morning!I hope you all had fun yesterday saying plenty of April Fools Day jokes and carrying out all sorts of pranks! Also, I hope you continue to be happy, healthy and safe! You might have noticed that the font I used for today is blue. This is in honour of today being World Autism Awareness Day. Please wear blue for the day and send on any photos you have to Class Dojo or to the school’s Facebook messenger. This video is a lovely video to watch linking in with this very important day: https://youtu.be/RbwRrVw-CRo

Also, the ‘Flags for Frontline Heroes’ campaign has been launched nationwide so if you have any sort of a flag to hang up– club, county, provincial or National, could you please hang it in an important position to show your support for our emergency service workers and to all other key frontline workers too. Please read this link for more information on this: https://www.into.ie/2020/03/31/flags-for-frontline-heroes-campaign/

Both today and tomorrow, we will continue to focus on putting the final touches on our science experiments as well as building our new musical instruments! We will also get to enjoy more sessions of RTE Learning Hub at 11am and Urban Rascals with Andy on Facebook at 1.30pm today. A reminder that catch ups of all of these episodes are available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7MVn_O267KQGFPQrHhLfOw (Urban Rascals) and https://www.rte.ie/learn/ (The School Hub) if the times above don’t suit. Keep the photos coming too for all fun activities!

Also, just a reminder that supplementary/alternative work is available at the links below for the children who work with both Ms Ryan, Ms Raftice and Ms Doyle:

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-ryan/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-raftice/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-doyle/

Happy exercising!

Pat O’Shea

 

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  (Play the Doubles game- up to 50)

Pattern work. This website is great for shape, colour and number patterns – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=FINISH%20THE%20PATTERN

Planet Maths P.128 Sections A (See image below)-Answer orally with any family member- work them out s=together-you will need to look at both the pictures in Section A and the questions in the image below. Section B (use cubes/lego bricks/smarties/colouring pencils/anything else you can get your hands to do this).

Maths Real Life oral questions -pattern work

RTE Learning Virtual Classroom–RTE 2 at 11am–PLEASE TUNE IN!!!- It will also be available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

Movement Break- Choose an activity from this website– https://youngminds.org.uk/starting-a-conversation-with-your-child/20-activities-for-20-minutes/  or help with home tasks for 20 minutes!

English

Online Synonym Matching Game (NEW):

https://www.turtlediary.com/game/matching-synonyms.html

Reading Zone pg. 108 Section B- Synonym work– find different words with similar meanings to the underlined words-

  • English spellings: Put any four of your spellings this week into sentences- Use CUPS editing- Capital Letters, Sentence Understanding, Punctuation, Spellings. Try and use synonyms of adjectives (describing words) you would normally use. For example, for the word ‘story’ (the first word from our spelling list this week), your sentence might be –This real life story of Olympic champion Abede Bikila is great. We can get rid of ‘great’ and put in ‘superb’—The real life story of Olympic champion Abede Bikila is superb! This just shows that we can use different synonyms of adjectives to make our writing more interesting!

  

PE – 1.30pm Urban Rascals with Andy on Facebook- chance to win a Laptop stand and a school bag (thanks to local businesses!)- photos sent to the school’s Facebook messenger! Please wear blue!!

Gaeilge

Frásaí Gaeilge sa bhaile (at home)

Cad atá (ataw) ar an teilifís? (What is on the television?)

Tá sé in am don lón. (It is time for lunch)!

Is breá liom an clár seo. (I love this programme)

If your child uses any of these phrases at home during the day, please let me know and I will award them 5 points per phrase!

Two options both linking in with Wednesday’s School Hub episode:

Learn In San Fhásach (In the Jungle) from RTE’s The School Hub (Start from the 22nd minute of the episode below to the 35th minute it-very enjoyable!!) https://www.rte.ie/player/series/rt%C3%A9-home-school-hub/SI0000006854?epguid=IP000065952

(NÓ) OR

RTE School Hub word search linking in with RTE School Hub- find all the animals-click on link below. (If no printer, even just see if you can point them out on-screen) Words will be at the bottom of the word search.

https://www.rte.ie/learn/2020/0331/1127531-3rd-and-4th-class-gaeilge/

Photos of any of you engaging with The School Hub would be great! 5 Dojo points awarded!

Gaeilge Spellings (Look Cover Write Check)- in copybook (Do LCWC 4 times)  –  lón- lunch, brioscaí (briskee)- biscuits

 Garden Movement Break- Star Jumps, High jumps, High knees and then create your own dance!

Science work continued

Today, start putting the finishing touches on your project- don’t forget the write up below:

Some useful websites for science: www.twinkl.iehttps://sciencebob.com/category/experiments/

the RTE Learning Hub or twinkl.ie or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MHn9Q5NtdY

 

If you could please write up a report on how your experiment before the end of the week that would be great under the following headings:

  1. Experiment:
  2. My Prediction (What might happen?)
  3. Materials needed:
  4. Method (The different steps to carry out the investigation)
  5. Outcome (what happened, why did it happen and was your prediction correct).

I will give 20 Dojos for any child who sends in photos of their write up of the experiment. 10 points will go to children ho send in photos of any new experiments being done without the write up! Either way you’re a winner!

Movement Break

YOGA (continued)

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/

or play your own sport(s) activities outside! 

Art

Two options:

1.Create a World Autism Awareness Sketch (you can use colouring pencils/water colours/pastels etc) See ideas at this link: https://www.google.com/search?q=art+ideas+kids+world+autism+awareness+day&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwinkvLNo8joAhWLRMAKHdJtCLEQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=art+ideas+kids+world+autism+awareness+day&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQA1Ds-gFYkoECYOGCAmgAcAB4AIAB4AGIAfwDkgEFMi4xLjGYAQCgAQGqAQtnd3Mtd2l6LWltZw&sclient=img&ei=6xWFXufwLYuJgQbS26GICw&bih=760&biw=1707&rlz=1C1VFKB_enIE812IE813 

OR

2. If you have a printer, please print out one of these colouring sheets to colour in for World Autism Awareness Day:

http://clipart-library.com/autism-coloring-pages.html

Please send in photos of your masterpieces!

10 Minute mindfulness break

Mindfulness deep breathing video for kids (and parents!!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU&t=29s

Continue to read your own novel for 15 minutes! Outdoor reading on the lawn if the weather is nice!

Music (Linking in with RTE Learning Hub) –the rest of the week to complete this activity!!

Keep the photos coming -10 points for photos on this activity!

Activity

To make a Drum / Shaker –

You’ll need a tin can e.g. Coffee, formula, baked beans, sweetcorn (no jagged edges) and you’ll also need rice, a balloon and a scissors.

Start by putting some rice into the clean can. You can use other things like beads, pasta, lentils or dried chickpeas in your drum to make different sounds.

Cut the end off the balloon (the end you blow in) and stretch the other bit of the balloon tightly over the open end of the tin can. Find something to make drumsticks out of e.g. pencils or chopsticks. Now shake and bang to your beat!

Another thing you could do is rub the drumstick up and down the bumpy ridges of the can. It should make a funny noise.

As well as sending photos to Dojo, if you wish you can send RTE pictures or videos of what you have done. Ask your parents to help you send them to rte.ie/learn

 

Extra activities that you might wish to explore

-Other activities on RTE’s The School Hub

Reading Eggs

https://readingeggs.com/home-learning/ 

 

Mangahigh Maths (REMEMBER: DOJO POINTS ARE ON OFFER!!)

https://app.mangahigh.com/en/login/student    (Number pattern activity UPLOADED)

 

 

Email: poshea@bunscoilris.ie or Send a Dojo mail!!

Wednesday, 1st April

Happy April Fools’ Day! Please be kind to your parents and avoid pranks but a few jokes wouldn’t go astray!!! Here are some harmless ones– What do ghosts use to clean their hair? (Sham-boo!) Why don’t you wear a cardboard belt? (That would be a waist of paper! (this joke of course is a cheeky link to our homophone work from yesterday!!)  What has eight legs and eight eyes? (Eight pirates!) and one more…. Why did the cabbage win the race? (Because it was ahead!). Dodgy jokes always a good way to kick off April Fool’s day!!!

On a far more serious note, it is World Autism Week this week. Please show your support for this very important week by wearing blue on Thursday which is World Autism Awareness Day! For more information, please click on the following link: https://autism.ie/about/our-work/world-autism-awareness-day/   and also https://twitter.com/AsIAmIreland

Again, I hope you all enjoyed the RTE’s school hub yesterday on RTE 2 at 11am and also Urban Rascals at 1.30pm yesterday. Remember all activities are available at www.rte.ie/learn and the full episode is available on RTE Player if that doesn’t suit to watch. It is on every day and I am already looking forward to the next episode as no doubt you are too!! Also, another reminder concerning Mangahigh Maths- a large number of children have now won bronze, silver and gold medals. I have rewarded them with Dojo points ranging from five up to ten points. There are more to be handed out not only to them but also for those who haven’t tried it yet! Login details are in the optional activities at the bottom of the Wednesday Daily Plan! Go on!! Give it a go!

Also, just a reminder that supplementary/alternative work is available at the links below for the children who work with both Ms Ryan, Ms Raftice and Ms Doyle:

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-ryan/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-raftice/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-doyle/

Kind regards,

Pat O’Shea

 

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  (Play the Doubles game- 10-20)

Prisms (-remember a prism has the same face at both ends with rectangular faces in the middle) and Pyramids (a wide bottom and a pointy top!!)

If you have time- this video will remind you about different types of pyramids and prisms! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTJ8xakBcZM

Also a Prism Game has been set on Mangaghigh- Please login to try it if you get the chance!

Planet Maths p.170 Sections A and B. Section C is purely optional again if you have time! Think of real life prisms and pyramids- what are they and where would you find them?

RTE Learning Virtual Classroom–RTE 2 at 11am–PLEASE TUNE IN!!!- It will also be available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

Movement Break- Outdoor fun of your choosing, Go Noodle or Just Dance

English

Reading Zone-  new story pages 106 and 107 about Olympic Champion Abede Bikila. This is a real life biography. A biography is a real life account of someone’s life. It is a factual piece- in other words, everything really happened in the story! Please look at pictures, title and questions (Section A-p.108) first for clues concerning 1. Who are the main people in the comprehension piece? 2. What are the main events within the biography? 3. Where are they taking place? and 4. When did the events take place?

Then all you have to do is read the story about Abebe’s life as an Olympian. Any tricky words, use the sentence to figure out their meaning or if that doesn’t work, use a dictionary (online or hard copy). Please give a summary of his Olympic story to your family in your own words!

If you have time, you can watch this very short video on how he won the Olympics running barefooted!!!! Just click on the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Nygi01VqI

English spelling/vocabulary focus this week:  -ory words

LCWC—satisfactory, laboratory, observatory.  Use dictionary (online/hard copy) if you are not sure of words.

 

10 Minute audio mindfulness break

Listen to David Walliams –Book of the Day

https://mobile.twitter.com/davidwalliams?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

 

Gaeilge

Frásaí Gaeilge (learn orally)

Bia- Food/Deoch- drink
Tabhair (toor) dom an t-uisce, le do thoil (hull)?. –Please give me the water.

An bhfuil ocras ort? -Are you hungry? Tá/Níl ocras orm.

DUOLINGO WEBSITE CONTINUED- FUN AND INTERACTIVE GAEILGE WEBSITE  https://www.duolingo.com/course/ga/en/Learn-Irish 

Click on Irish tricolour at top of page and start at Basics 1 for now- great for understanding for both parents and kids!

 ANY PHOTOS OF YOUR CHILD PARTAKING IN THIS GAEILGE PROGRAMME WILL WIN 5 DOJO POINTS!

Write into copybook and learn- Briathra Neamhrialta (Irregular Verbs):

(Abair – to say) Aimsir Fháistineach- Future Tense

Déarfaidh mé (Dare-hig) (I will say)

Déarfaidh tú (You will say)

Déarfaidh sé (He will say)

Déarfaidh sí (She will say)

Déarfaimid (Dare-ha-meed)(We will say)

Déarfaidh sibh (You will say –plural)

Déarfaidh siad (They will say)

Gaeilge Spellings (Look Cover Write Check)- in copybook (Do LCWC 4 times)

féidir (fayder)- can,

 liom (lum)- with me

 Enjoy the sunshine for 20 minutes! Practice your soccer/dance/hurling/Gaelic Football skills!

Science experiment preparation (continued)-due for Friday

Continue working on your experiment and consult the following web pages for support if you wish:

RTE Learning Hub or twinkl.ie or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MHn9Q5NtdY

 

If you could please write up a report on how your experiment before the end of the week that would be great under the following headings:

  1. Experiment:
  2. My Prediction (What might happen?)
  3. Materials needed:
  4. Method (The different steps to carry out the investigation)
  5. Outcome (what happened, why did it happen and was your prediction correct).

I will give 20 Dojos for any child who sends in photos of their write up of the experiment. 10 points will go to children ho send in photos of any new experiments being done without the write up! Either way you’re a winner!

 Movement Break

KIDS YOGA

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/

or play your own sport(s) activities outside! 

 

Music (Linking in with RTE Learning Hub) –the rest of the week to complete this activity!!

Keep the photos coming -10 points for photos on this activity!

Activity

To make a Drum / Shaker –

You’ll need a tin can e.g. Coffee, formula, baked beans, sweetcorn (no jagged edges) and you’ll also need rice, a balloon and a scissors.

Start by putting some rice into the clean can. You can use other things like beads, pasta, lentils or dried chickpeas in your drum to make different sounds.

Cut the end off the balloon (the end you blow in) and stretch the other bit of the balloon tightly over the open end of the tin can. Find something to make drumsticks out of e.g. pencils or chopsticks. Now shake and bang to your beat!

Another thing you could do is rub the drumstick up and down the bumpy ridges of the can. It should make a funny noise.

More April Fools Day (Music) Jokes!

If a band is playing music in a thunderstorm who is most like to get hit by lightning?

– The Conductor

What type of music are balloons scared of?

– Pop music

As well as sending photos to Dojo, if you wishm you can send RTE pictures or videos of what you have done. Ask your parents to help you send them to rte.ie/learn

Continue to read your own novel for 15 minutes! Outdoor reading on the lawn if the weather is nice!

 

Extra activities that you might want to explore

Reading Eggs

https://readingeggs.com/home-learning/ 

 

Mangahigh Maths (REMEMBER: DOJO POINTS ARE ON OFFER!!)

https://app.mangahigh.com/en/login/student    (Prism Activity UPLOADED)

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning all! Firstly, I think it is very important to again acknowledge the effort you children are all putting in, in such difficult times. No doubt you have been making a huge effort to help at home and in working as independently as possible on the ‘Daily Plan’ tasks considering how busy your parents are! To the parents, your support has been exceptional from Day 1, for which I am extremely grateful. You have been amazing at facilitating what ever work the children can get done at home in such challenging circumstances. A massive thank you from me in response! The photos and videos have been fantastic for me to stay in touch with your children and celebrating with you, all of their successes! As I always say, keep them coming!

Secondly, I hope you all enjoyed the RTE’s school hub yesterday on RTE 2 at 11am and gained much learning from it. There was a good mixture of subjects taught in a very clear, fun and interactive manner. Some of our activities today will link in with activities on that programme including creating a map work and 3D activities . Remember all activities are available at www.rte.ie/learn and the full episode is available on RTE Player if it doesn’t suit to watch the programme at 11am daily. I am already looking forward to the next episode as no doubt you are too!!

Thirdly, concerning Mangahigh Maths, a large number of children have now won bronze, silver and gold medals through fun Maths game play so well done to them! I have rewarded them with Dojo points ranging from five up to ten points. There are more to be handed out not only to them but also for those who haven’t tried it yet! Login details are in the optional activities at the bottom of the Tuesday Daily Plan! Go on!! Give it a go! 

Lastly, just a reminder that supplementary/alternative work is available at the links below for the children who work with both Ms Ryan, Ms Raftice and Ms Doyle:

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-ryan/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-raftice/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-doyle/

Best of luck,

Pat O’Shea

 

Maths

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  (Play the Doubles game- doubles up to )

3D Revision work- linking in with RTE Hub:

Complete activities below at link with a family member! (Discussion only- written answers optional!)

https://static.rasset.ie/documents/learn/2020/03/en-worksheet-3and4-monday30.pdf

Planet Maths p.169 Section A- How many cubes are in each cuboid (don’t forget the hidden ones! Use both your problem solving as well as 3D shape skills!!)

Riddle and joke below from above RTE Learning Hub!

Riddle: Figure out first and then ask your parents!!! I have many shapes, I look like a square from the outside, a circle when opened and a triangle when taken out. What am I?

First learn and then share this joke with your family: Q: What did the triangle say to the circle? A: You’re pointless!

RTE Learning Virtual Classroom–RTE 2 at 11am–PLEASE TUNE IN!!!- It will also be available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

Play a board game with your family for 10 minutes if you can!

You choose the game!

English

Homophone focus–words that sound the same but have different meanings –see and sea, meet and meat are some examples!

Please have a go at one of the homophone games at this website:  https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/homophones-games.html

or see how many pairs of homophones you can say in 1 minute to a parent or sibling!

Reading Zone pg. 105 Section E Homophone Learning

English spelling/vocabulary focus this week:  -ory words

LCWC—category, directory accessory, compulsory. Use dictionary (online/hard copy) if you are not sure of words.

 

10 Minute mindfulness break

Listen to David Walliams –Book of the Day

https://mobile.twitter.com/davidwalliams?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

 

Gaeilge

Frásaí Gaeilge (oral practice)

An aimsir / The Weather
Tá an lá go hálainn (phonetic- hawling) (it’s a lovely day).

Tá sé grianmhar (sunny), scamallach (cloudy), gaofar (windy), fuar (cold).

DUOLINGO WEBSITE CONTINUED- FUN AND INTERACTIVE GAEILGE WEBSITE  https://www.duolingo.com/course/ga/en/Learn-Irish 

Click on Irish tricolour at top of page and start at Basics 1 for now- great for understanding for both parents and kids!

 ANY PHOTOS OF YOUR CHILD PARTAKING IN THIS GAEILGE PROGRAMME WILL WIN 5 DOJO POINTS!

Write into copybook and learn- Briathra Neamhrialta (Irregular Verbs):

(Abair – to say) Aimsir Láithreach- Present Tense

Deirim (I say)
Deireann tú (You say) (phonetic –derrin)
Deireann sé (He says)
Deireann sí (She says)
Deirimid (We say)
Deireann sibh (You say- plural)
Deireann said (They say)

Gaeilge Spellings (Look Cover Write Check)- in copybook (Do LCWC 4 times on spellings below)

ollmhargadh (supermarket)  trína chéile (upset)

PE

URBAN RASCALS AT 1.30PM AT https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/

REMEMBER! THERE ARE PRIZES UP FOR GRABS FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN- MAKE SURE YOU TAKE PHOTOS OR VIDEOS AND SEND THEM TO CLASS DOJO/SCHOOL FACEBOOK ACCOUNT!

Science

Today, start gathering up materials you will need for your Science Experiment: Ideas can be found at https://sciencebob.com/category/experiments/ or you can pick any Science Experiment of your choosing separate to what is on offer within the website! Work on this experiment will be done throughout the week by you. You can even do the air resistance experiment from RTE Learning Hub that featured at the end of yesterday’s episode using a hairdryer and balloons!!

Over the week, you will predict what will happen, investigate the outcome and then the reason the outcome occurred. The next set of three children to send on photo(s) of their Science Experiment work will win 15 Dojo Points!!!!! Well done to those who have already posted!

 

Geography/Art (tweaked for 4th Class curriculum standard)- Create a detailed Treasure Map or a Map of your choice (RTE Learning Hub linked activity)

 Making a Map of your choice

What you’ll need – Paper, tea bag, water, markers

 

Steps –

  1. To make the map look old you start by tearing the straight sides off the page, so it is nice and ragged.
  2. Soak the tea bag and rub it all over the paper on both sides until it is a nice brown colour.
  3. Crumple up the page, and open it up again, to make it look extra old and battered. Then, leave it to dry for a few hours.

Tip: Do a few pages. That means you have spares if you want to do a couple of maps for different games with your family.

  1. When your map is dry it should look like it’s hundreds of years old. And now it’s time to draw your map.
  2. You can use the skills you learned from the teacher on RTE Learning Hub to draw an accurate map of your room, classroom or whole house, or you can draw a totally made up pirate world of palm trees and sea monsters. Don’t forget to put an X where the treasure is.
  3. To finish your map off, roll it up, and keep it rolled up with a piece of string or ribbon, or anything that can keep it rolled up and looks good.
  4. Have fun!

 

Continue to read your own novel for 15 minutes!

 

Extra activities that you might want to explore

Reading Eggs

https://readingeggs.com/home-learning/ 

 

Mangahigh Maths (REMEMBER: DOJO POINTS ARE ON OFFER!!)

https://app.mangahigh.com/en/login/student    (3D Activity UPLOADED)

 

Monday 30th March

Hope you all had a great weekend and were very helpful to your parents and siblings at home- no doubt you were! I hope you’re all safe and sound also and made the most of the sunshine in your garden! This morning will be our first morning of engaging with RTE’s new virtual classroom starting at 11am. It will run from 11am-12pm Monday to Friday on RTÉ 2, with a shorter “catch-up” segment later in the afternoon. It will be aimed particularly at children in 1st to 6th class. The programme will also be available on the RTÉ Player and supporting worksheets and other material will be on RTE.ie/learn. I hope you all enjoy it.

Just a reminder that supplementary/alternative work is available at the links below for the children who work with Ms Ryan, Ms Raftice and Ms Doyle:

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-ryan/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-raftice/

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/classwork/support-teachers/ms-doyle/

One aspect of work today will be to create a rainbow drawing as part of a rainbow challenge to stick on a window in your house to spread positivity and colour in extremely challenging times. If a photo is sent on via Dojo or email, your child has a chance of winning a rainbow pencil! Also well done to the growing list of children who are winning medals within their own accounts on the Mangahigh Maths website! Congratulations to you all and keep on practising! I will appoint 5 Dojos to each child who has won a medal so far.

Work today beyond that will consist of P.E. Gaeilge, English Maths and also selecting your own fun Science Experiment to complete! Reminder on  Endangered Animal projects/Art Exhibition Art for those who have yet to complete theirs. Thanks to those who have forwarded on photos. Much appreciated! Enjoy the day and I will touch base with you tomorrow morning.

Kind regards,

Pat O’Shea

 

Maths/Art!

Treasure Hunt- see how many real life objects you can find at home that match with the following 3D Shapes below. Please write them in to your copybook (Check out this 3D  properties video if you wish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-QwWFkz5hw):

Then Make and Draw three 3D Shapes of your choosing on p.168 Section A or write down the amount of faces, edges and vertices (corners) each of the above 3D shape has in your copybook-find objects that match with the above to help with your counting!)

Any photos of the treasure hunt I will award 5 Dojo Points per child!

 

RTE Learning Virtual Classroom–RTE 2 at 11am–PLEASE TUNE IN!!!- It will also be available on RTE Player at any time of your choosing. https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

 

English

Reading Zone pg. 105 Section D Choose the Correct Answer -using clues in the story- they need to find section in the story that will unlock the answer. They can use process of elimination too concerning which answer definitely doesn’t belong of the four options! (English Copybook or new copybook)

 

English spelling/vocabulary focus this week:  -ory words

LCWC—story, history, victory, territory. Use dictionary (online/hard copy) if you are not sure of words.

 

10 Minute mindfulness break

Listen to David Walliams –Book of the Day

https://mobile.twitter.com/davidwalliams?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

 

Gaeilge

PLEASE TRIAL DUOLINGO WEBSITE- FUN AND INTERACTIVE GAEILGE WEBSITE  https://www.duolingo.com/course/ga/en/Learn-Irish 

Click on Irish tricolour at top of page and start at Basics 1 for now- great for understanding for both parents and kids!

 

Write into copybook and learn- Briathra Neamhrialta (Irregular Verbs):

(Abair – to say) Aimsir Chaite- Past Tense

 

Dúirt mé (I said-phonetic sound of Dúirt is doort)

Dúirt tú (You said)

Dúirt sé (He said)

Dúirt sí (She said)

Dúramar (We said)

Dúirt sibh (You said –plural)

Dúirt siad (They said)

 

Gaeilge Spellings (Look Cover Write Check)- in copybook (Do LCWC 4 times)

carrchlós (car park)  sceallóga (fries)

 

Science

Today, all you have to do is just pick a home based experiment  to complete from the following website: https://sciencebob.com/category/experiments/ or any Science Experiment of your choosing separate to what is on offer within the website! Twinkl is also great for step by step experiments if you have signed up to a free account at www.twinkl.ie

Work on this experiment will be done throughout the week by you.

Over the week, you will predict what will happen, you will observe, investigate the outcome, you will question how any why the outcome happened. Do you have to change something to make it work better next time or was it done perfectly?! The first three children to send photo(s) or even a video of their Science Experiment work will win 15 Dojo Points!!!!!

 

Art- Rainbow Challenge

Create a rainbow drawing as part of a rainbow challenge to stick on a window in your house to spread positivity and colour in extremely challenging times. If a photo is sent on via Dojo or email, your child has a chance of winning a rainbow pencil!

 

PE

Joe Wicks workout at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ   or a sport of your own choice

 

or

 

Creative games at home- pick any 3

https://www.verywellfamily.com/games-for-kids-to-play-alone-1256807

 

Continue to read your own novel for 15 minutes!

 

Optional activities that you might want to explore:

Reading Eggs

https://readingeggs.com/home-learning/ 

Mangahigh Maths

https://app.mangahigh.com/en/login/student    (3D Activity UPLOADED)

Friday 27th March

Happy Friday!! I hope you all enjoyed another edition of Urban Rascals experience at 1.30pm yesterday at https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/ . Don’t forget if you weren’t able to view it live at 1.30pm, the videos have been placed on Urban Gym’s YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7MVn_O267KQGFPQrHhLfOw

The Urban Rascals sessions take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm.

Also Joe Wicks has live kids fun workouts are available every day from his YouTube page at 9am at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ  and it would be great to kick off this morning with Joe!

The recorded episodes are also on his YouTube page if that time doesn’t suit.

Another quick reminder also concerning a potential Pizza Party for the class if you sign up to Class Dojo. Any difficulties go to https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us.

I also hope you were happy with what you did yesterday concerning the project work and the Art exhibition work also- I will give you more time today to work on these iimportant and fun-related tasks!

We have had some glorious weather to enjoy our garden active work from the Daily Plan and I foresee (or hope for!) another sunny day today and more fun activities contained within the Daily Plan.

Also, just to let you know that from Monday, I will be incorporating RTE’s new virtual classroom into the Daily Programme and this will take place from 11am to 12pm. Please click on the following link for more information: https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0320/1124339-rte-to-launch-school-on-tv-teaching-initiative/

Have a fantastic weekend!

Pat

Daily Plan 27/03/

PE

9am Joe Wicks fun half hour kids workout at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ  

 

Maths

Mental Maths

https://www.bunscoilris.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Mental-maths-1.pdf

(Do the Thursday column please)

Maths Fun!

A MUST DO CHALLENGE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK BELOW FOR BOTH KIDS AND PARENTS

(I CAN’T STOP PLAYING IT MYSELF!!!): http://zzzscore.com/1to50/en/

English

Reading Zone pg. 104 Section C- Fill in the missing words –use clues in the sentence to make sense as to what missing word would slot into the sentence. Also use process of elimination concerning of the four possible word choices- what words that definitely don’t belong in the sentence that you can get rid of. If the above strategies weren’t successful, please use a dictionary to figure out what the word options mean (online/book version) so you will then be in a good position to pick the right word to slot into the sentence.

Please read this poem (click on link below) written by a teacher in County Tipperary about the current Covid crisis- When the world stood still– it is a very thought provoking and relevant read concerning the unfortunate events taking place at the moment across the world.

When the world stood still

Please discuss and share this poem with your parents. Think about parts of the poem that you find very interesting or where you have learned something important and discuss with your parents.

Optional extras: 1. Write a review of the poem. What did you think of it? What were your favourite parts? What would you rank it out of ten? Is there anything you would change?

  1. Write your own poem centred around this challenging time? Acrostic or Rhyming Poem!

Go over all 12 spellings (-ary word chunk) from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with your child and test them on their meaning by getting them to put them into sentences and test them orally or in written form in their copybooks

Dictionary work only (online/hard copy dictionary): look up the meaning of these words: itinerary, secretary, complementary, anniversary-please put them into oral sentences with your parents after.

 

10 Minute mindfulness break

Listen to David Walliams Audiobooks

https://mobile.twitter.com/davidwalliams?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

 

Gaeilge

PLEASE TRIAL DUOLINGO WEBSITE FOR 10 MINUTES- FUN AND INTERACTIVE GAEILGE WEBSITE  https://www.duolingo.com/course/ga/en/Learn-Irish

 

Go over all 9 Gaeilge spellings from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with your child and test them orally or in written form in their copybooks

 

Endangered Animals Project work continued

  1. Start moving from research to how you are going to design your poster/powerpoint – how are you going to layout your poster, how are you going to design your title/subtitles

Click on this link just for ideas —http://www.gowranns.ie/first-and-second-classes/animal-projects-and-art

  1. Edit your work and check for errors (CUPS editing). Any photos of progress would be much welcomed through Class Dojo

 

Movement Break

 Go Noodle or Sport of your choice in your garden, particularly if the weather is nice!

 

Artwork for School Art Exhibition

 

Please continue this- Remember, It can be anything at all that you wish to create- recycled materials, a sketch or sketches, claywork whilst choosing your own theme– namely anything your heart desires!!!!!! You have full creative license on this- I can’t wait to see all your wonderful work! You can create as many as you want but one piece would be perfect too!

 

Ideas for sketching:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNkMH6EfFk7fTpHZU3TvqRw

 

Ideas for recycled art projects.

https://www.favecrafts.com/Earth-Day-Crafts/16-Recycle-Crafts-for-Kids

 

DIY fun art ideas

 

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/10-minute-crafts-for-kids-1250670

 

https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/crafts-for-kids/

 

Movement Break

Creative games at home- create 5 new ones

https://www.verywellfamily.com/games-for-kids-to-play-alone-1256807

Reading

Read your own novel for 15 minutes as you rest on your lawn!

 

Extra activities that you might want to explore:

 

Reading Eggs

https://readingeggs.com/home-learning/ 

 

Mangahigh Maths

https://app.mangahigh.com/en/login/student    (NEW ACTIVITIES UPLOADED)

Thursday 26th March

Good morning! I hope all went well yesterday and you are all geared up for another Urban Rascals experience at 1.30pm today at https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/ . There are prizes for pupils and 4 adult T-shirts are up for grabs for the parents who partake! Also a quick reminder concerning a potential Pizza Party for the class if you sign up to Class Dojo. For the parents, any difficulties in signing up, please go to https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us.. You should all have your codes by text and email by this stage. If for any reason you didn’t receive it, please email me at the email address above and I will send it on promptly!

Children, you have all been working so hard on all aspects of work so far so far and today I want you to focus on three specific elements which are highlighted in red below. There are also optional extra tasks at the end of the Daily Plan for today if you want to do additional work! Also, David Walliams has started to release his audio books for free this week. He will be adding a new one each day for the next 30 days. So if you get a chance you could sit back, relax and let David read some of his hilarious stories to you.Please click on the following link: https://mobile.twitter.com/davidwalliams?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

In addition, I received some lovely photos of children baking yesterday through Dojo. This type of fun learning activity, along with cooking/tidying/helping with gardening/general house tasks are excellent for children in developing important life skills so well done and keep photos coming of children engaging in all forms of tasks that strengthen their life skills!

Stay safe!

Pat

 

Endangered Animals Project Work

  1. Start moving from research to how you are going to design your poster/powerpoint – how are you going to layout your poster, how are you going to design your title/subtitles.
  2. Edit your work and check for errors (CUPS editing). Any photos of progress would be much welcomed through Class Dojo
  3. Click on this link just for ideas on project presentation–http://www.gowranns.ie/first-and-second-classes/animal-projects-and-art

 

Artwork for School Art Exhibition (see main page of www.bunscoilris.ie)

It can be anything at all that you wish to create- recycled materials, a sketch or sketches, claywork whilst choosing your own theme– namely anything your heart desires!!!!!! You have full creative license on this- I can’t wait to see all your wonderful work! You can create as many as you want but one piece would be perfect too!

Again photos would be much welcomed.

 

Ideas for sketching:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNkMH6EfFk7fTpHZU3TvqRw

 

Ideas for recycled art projects.

https://www.favecrafts.com/Earth-Day-Crafts/16-Recycle-Crafts-for-Kids

 

DIY fun art ideas

 

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/10-minute-crafts-for-kids-1250670

 

https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/crafts-for-kids/

 

Physical Exercise/Sport/Fun Activities at home

 

Urban Rascals

https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/

 

Creative games at home. Please do any 5 of these (please click on link):

https://www.verywellfamily.com/games-for-kids-to-play-alone-1256807

 

Optional Extra Tasks if you are thirsty for more activities!

Baking/Helping with house tasks/Gardening/Tidying etc

Reading Eggs

https://readingeggs.com/home-learning/ 

Mangahigh Maths

https://app.mangahigh.com/en/login/student    (NEW ACTIVITIES UPLOADED)

David Walliams Audiobooks

https://mobile.twitter.com/davidwalliams?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Planet Maths p. 78 Section A- Mental Maths work

Continue to read your own novel!

 

Wednesday 25th March

Hi all,

Good morning! I hope yesterday’s work went well and your child has thought of ideas concerning recycled materials or sketch art for the Art Exhibition once we’re back in school (Please see information on this on main page at www.bunscoilris.ie). Also, well done to the children who have achieved their first Gold Medals in the Mangahigh Maths programme- a fantastic effort for sure. Also, I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Urban Rascals gym session for kids, it is after receiving fantastic reviews so well done to Andy and his team at Urban Gym- remember it’s live on Facebook every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm.

Thank you so much for all the photos so far through Dojo so far of the children doing lots of different exciting, fun activities- keep them coming. I have sent out texts today concerning the last few remaining parents who haven’t had an opportunity to sign up yet so please do at your earliest convenience. It offers an excellent platform to send on photos, updates and for quick, instantaneous communication with myself concerning your child’s daily programme. Feedback from parents is always welcome so please let me know if you have any questions/queries. Also a Pizza Party for the kids is at stake if we can get everyone to sign up!

Best wishes!

Pat

Wednesday, 25th March 2020

Maths

 

 

·         Mental Maths –Wednesday column p.78 in scanned booklet below-please click on link:

Mental maths

·         Tables 1-12 (Multiplication/Division) practice – (Online apps or using homework diary) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Complete 5 minutes of this each day.

 

FUN NEW PERIMETER GAME

http://toytheater.com/area-perimeter-explorer/

Planet Maths pg 136 Section A1 Make sure to estimate the perimeter of each colour grid first!!!

OPTIONAL— P.135 Section A2 and Section B

Another OPTIONAL game

Mangahigh: new games now uploaded based on time. Well done to those who have one their first Gold Medal Login details below:

·       https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/  Mangahigh   website  FRACTION REVISION FOCUS (COMPLETE Word Problems from yesterday). You can pick any other activities also of your choosing!

Login details –username and password created for each child – both username and password is your own first name with a capital letter at the start eg Username: Mark Password: Mark. Please also input School ID341693 to login successfully. Toggle between levels/activities. 

5 minutes- Science Movement break- Use LEGO bricks and build a structure of your choice!
20 minutes Design a poster linking in with Good Hygiene
ENGLISH ·         English in Practice 21 -30  (Monday,  Tuesday and Wednesday to complete all of this-10 questions a day)

English in Practice Revision

 

Online Synonym Game:

 

https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/synonyms/find-the-synonym.html

 

A Baker’s Dozen pg. 104 Section B- Synonym work– find different words to similar meanings to the underlined words- get your parents to tell you an adjective e.g. ‘big’ and see how many synonyms you can say out loud to them in a minute e.g. large, huge, gigantic etc

·         English spellings (LCWC-Look, Cover, Write, Check in English copybook- can use physical/online dictionary for meaning if required-‘ary’ word chunk’ imaginary, dictionary, temporary, vocabulary (English copybook or new copybook). Optional extra: put words into your own sentences orally or in your copybook.

 

 

10 minutes VARIOUS Movement break- https://www.bunscoilris.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Busy-Break-Bingo.docx

Do as many of these that you can in 10 minutes

or

Enjoy the sunshine for 10 minutes in your garden!

Reading/Computer work-15-20 minutes Continue with Reading Eggs Exploration–please get your child to sign up for a free account and let them explore it.– readingeggs.co.uk

A quick overview——-Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.

And it really works!

Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.

 

Movement break- PE

Choose a sport and practice in the back garden –soccer, hurling/camogie skills, striking ball off the wall, ‘keepy upees’ etc’

OR

Joe Wicks exercise channel below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIB2SJnBHBQ

Gaeilge Spellings (Gaeilge Copybook-Look, Cover, Write Check each spelling 4 times)- péint, (paint) dréimire, (ladder) bainne (milk)  (Translated into English to help at home)

Try a new one to yesterday– RTE 10 @10 EXERCISES (AS GAEILGE-PLEASE SELECT THE GAEILGE VERSION)

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

Movement break- Create a new ball game and devise rules with family members- trial out the game!

 

Or

 

Create a dance to your favourite song(s)

Science (Continued) S.E.S.E: Continued research on Endangered Animal Project. Use the project coversheet handed out to the children last week as a guide concerning guidelines to complete the project. Habitat of animal (jungle, desert, what country, continent etc) , Diet of animal (herbivore or carnivore), Physical Appearance, Is itWhy they are endangered, Fun Facts about your animal, Social or solitary creatures

Useful websites:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&sort=extinction_status

https://www.ducksters.com/animals/endangered_animals.php

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/endangered-species/353099

http://www.gowranns.ie/first-and-second-classes/animal-projects-and-art

Also:

Please ‘Google’ the name of your animal and type ‘kids facts’ beside it

Type Wikipedia and name of animal and pick out relevant bits

YouTube your endangered animal

Movement break Time yourself running a certain number of laps around your garden in one

Do the same for 1. Hopping around garden in one minute   2. High knees around garden in one minute 3. Any other moves of your choosing in one minute concerning laps around the garden

 

OR

Read your current novel!

ART A creation for the school art gallery (please see front page of www.bunscoilris.ie)

 

Gather items for your recycled art work  or create a rough draft sketch linking in with producing your work for the school art gallery where it would be great if you could create a sketched picture of your choosing or a piece of art using recycled materials. Create both if you wish! Feel free to send on photos through Dojo!

 

Ideas for sketching:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNkMH6EfFk7fTpHZU3TvqRw

 

Ideas for recycled art projects.

https://www.favecrafts.com/Earth-Day-Crafts/16-Recycle-Crafts-for-Kids

Tuesday 24th March

Dear Children/Parents,
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.
I hope you are all continuing to do well under the current unfortunate circumstances. The kids no doubt are trying their best as part of a new daily routine that they are getting used to, which, considering the context, is a huge undertaking by them so well done to all! Priorities as usual are geared towards creating plenty of active/fun learning elements throughout the daily programme! The advice again being for the children to try their best at as many tasks as time allows for at home but to move on in good time if it is too confusing or if too time consuming! It is important to remember that quality of work completed is more important than quantity and that the children are focused and enjoying their daytime work that they would be normally used to doing in a school setting! Also, at any stage if you want to touch base with me directly over any aspect of work, please do so!

Just a few items to take note of before the commencement of today’s recommended activities. Firstly, thank you to those who have already signed up to Dojo. Again, if for any reason you didn’t get your code, please email me and I will forward it on. If you wish, you can forward photos of kids helping with baking, doing artwork, doing outside activities/project work or any other task at your earliest convenience! You are also more than welcome to provide feedback concerning your child’s learning at any point to ensure your child is gaining the most from the work outlined on this platform on a daily basis.

Also, please see the front page at Bunscoil Ris website– https://www.bunscoilris.ie/  where Ms Griffin and Ms Ryan are organising an Art Exhibition of items made at home during this period. This is the relevant information copied from the main page——-

Art can be creative without costing money. Pictures and/or models can be made from recycled material, shells, twigs, pebbles etc. can be found in nature – in the woods, by the beach or in your back garden. We would like you to try and produce a piece of art – draw, collage, montage, crafts, recycle – in fact…..anything you like.

You can make as many pieces/pictures as you like. You can bring them to school when we return and we can have an

Art Exhibition

in the assembly hall. You can take a picture of your art, if you prefer, and e mail it to: 

bgriffin@bunscoilris.ie

jryan@bunscoilris.ie

sryan@bunscoilris.ie

Please also note that Urban Gym in New Ross are doing free kids Gym Classes called ‘Urban Rascals’. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm live on Facebook– https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/ . If you are not in a position to see the live videos. They have informed us that they will post videos on their YouTube channel also at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7MVn_O267KQGFPQrHhLfOw

 Please feel free to join in!

Any further questions, please email or Dojo me!

Enjoy the day!

Pat

Tuesday, 24th March 2020

Maths

 

 

·         Mental Maths –Tuesday column p.77 in scanned booklet below-please click on link:

Mental maths

·         Tables 1-12 (Multiplication/Division) practice – (Online apps or using homework diary) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Complete 5 minutes of this each day.

·  Good video for perimeter learning:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mopAgqjkVM

Estimate and measure (using back to back footsteps) the perimeter of kitchen and back garden

Planet Maths pg 135 Section A (look at videos above first if possible) Make sure to estimate the perimeter of each shape first and write this down in copybook!

P.135 Section B is Optional– Permiter Problem Solving

Optional games (if you have time):

Fun game on perimeter below if you wish your child to play:

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/PerimeterShapesShoot.htm

or Mangahigh: new games now uploaded based on time. Login details below:

·       https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/  Mangahigh   website  Word Problem focus today—-Login details –username and password created for each child – both username and password is your own first name with a capital letter at the start eg Username: Mark Password: Mark. Please also input School ID341693 to login successfully. Toggle between levels/activities of your choosing also! 

SCIENCE Movement break- Please go outside into your garden and notice signs of spring-report your findings to family members– https://www.scoilnet.ie/primary/theme-pages/events/celebrations-seasons/spring/
Throughout the day! Helping out with household tasks to the best of their ability!
ENGLISH ·         English in Practice 21 -30  (Monday,  Tuesday and Wednesday to complete all of this section-10 questions a day)

English in Practice Revision

A Baker’s Dozen pg. 104 Section A- full sentence answers using your best handwriting. Use buzzwords in question and find them in story to help lead you to the right answer. Be a top comprehension detective!!

·         English spellings (LCWC-Look, Cover, Write, Check in English copybook- can use physical/online dictionary for meaning if needs be-‘ary’ word chunk’ library, glossary, ordinary, necessary  (English copybook or new copybook). Optional extra: put words into your own sentences.

 

 

Reading/Computer work Reading Eggs website games continued: readingeggs.co.uk

A quick overview——-Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.

And it really works!

Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.

 

OR

Read your own book for a period of your choosing

 

30 minutes

 PE AT 1.30PM

-Urban Gym Workout LIVE

Please also note that Urban Gym in New Ross are doing free kids Gym Classes called ‘Urban Rascals’. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm live on Facebook– https://www.facebook.com/urbangym.ie/ . If you are not in a position to see the live videos. They have informed us that they will post videos on their YouTube channel also at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7MVn_O267KQGFPQrHhLfOw
Gaeilge  

Spellings (Gaeilge Copybook-Look, Cover, Write Check each spelling 4 times)-

(Translated into English to help at home)

Léigh (to read) mé féin (myself) shéid (to blow)

RTE 10 @10 EXERCISES (AS GAEILGE-PLEASE SELECT THE GAEILGE VERSION)

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

Movement break Play a game of charades with your family/siblings if family members available

or

Make a safe obstacle course in your back garden using your best creativity!

 

 

Endangered Animals Project –continued-  S.E.S.E: Continued research on Endangered Animal Project. Use the project coversheet handed out to the children last week as a guide concerning guidelines to complete the project. Habitat of animal (jungle, desert, what country, continent etc) , Diet of animal (herbivore or carnivore), Physical Appearance, Why they are endangered, Fun Facts about your animal, Social or solitary creatures

Useful websites:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&sort=extinction_status

https://www.ducksters.com/animals/endangered_animals.php

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/endangered-species/353099

http://www.gowranns.ie/first-and-second-classes/animal-projects-and-art

Also:

Please ‘Google’ the name of your animal and type ‘kids facts’ beside it

Type Wikipedia and name of animal and pick out relevant bits

YouTube your endangered animal

Movement Break https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups
ART Start thinking about creating an item for the school art gallery via sketching or using recycled materials (see information at the top). Also the following website might give you some ideas….  https://www.favecrafts.com/Earth-Day-Crafts/16-Recycle-Crafts-for-Kids

Monday, 23rd March 2020

Hi all! Wishing you all a Happy Mother’s Day and hope you all had a happy, safe weekend!

Just to confirm that we have sent out Class Dojo invitations to your parents via both email and text message on Friday. If you haven’t received the invitation via either text or email, can you please email me at the email address above and I can send you an invitation with a special login code. Presently, we have 14 sets of parents who have live Dojo accounts linking in with 4th Class. Class Dojo can be used for faster two-way communication and also for sharing photos of kids doing an assortment of fun activities if you wish!!!

I would highly recommend this Reading Programme – Reading Eggs which has 30 days free access due to the Covid 19 situation. It is a very colourful, visual programme and tracks their progress which is a huge bonus!
https://readingeggs.co.uk/home-learning/

Also Twinkl have a free Covid 19 period too which I would definitely sign up to as it is fantastic for powerpoints, worksheets etc. There is a search engine within it so all you have to do is type in the area of learning e.g. Perimeter for example and a whole range of resources pop up.
https://www.twinkl.ie/resources/covid19-school-closures
There are many more free login websites now available on the school’s Twitter account-
https://t.co/oGI1f7oSVV?amp=1

Online Planet Maths and Reading Zone available. Please follow steps below:

1.     Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register

2.     Select Teacher

3.     Fill in a username, email and password

4.     For Roll Number use the code:  Prim20

Please stay safe,

Pat O’Shea

Monday, 23rd March 2020

Maths-45 minutes

 

 

·         Mental MathsMonday column p.77 in scanned booklet below:

Mental maths

·         Tables 1-12 (Multiplication/Division) practice – (Online apps or using homework diary) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Complete 5 minutes of this each day.

·  Good video for perimeter learning:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mopAgqjkVM

Estimate and measure (using ruler) perimeter of different book/magazine covers/drawers/cupboard doors etc

Planet Maths pg 134 Sections A (look at videos above first)

P.134 Section B is Optional

Fun game on perimeter below:

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/PerimeterShapesShoot.htm

or Mangahigh: new games now uploaded based on time. Login details below:

  1. Login details for Mangahigh now fixed:please try link below

·       https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/  Mangahigh   website  Login details –username and password created for each child – both username and password is your own first name with a capital letter at the start eg Username: Mark Password: Mark. Please also input School ID341693 to login successfully. Toggle between levels/activities.  I have assigned measures and a perimeter activities. Progress tracked through teacher login.

5 minutes Movement break- If weather is good get outside and do exercises in the back garden using ideas from below website!

Kick a football or create your own dance in the garden!

English work- 30 minutes ·         English in Practice 21 -30  (Monday,  Tuesday and Wednesday to complete all of this-10 questions a day)

English in Practice Revision

Read new Reading Zone Story A Baker’s Dozen pgs. 101-103- Predict what story is about first based on pictures and questions from Sections A. Get them to summarise the story to their family member in their own words.

·         English spellings (LCWC-Look, Cover, Write, Check in English copybook- can use physical/online dictionary for meaning if needs be-‘ary’ word chunk’ literacy, primary, solitary, diary;  (English copybook or new copybook). Optional extra: put words into your own sentences.

 

 

15 minutes Movement break- https://www.bunscoilris.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Busy-Break-Bingo.docx

Do as many of these that you can in 15 minutes

Reading/Computer work-30 minutes Reading Eggs Exploration–please get your child to sign up for a free account and let them explore it.– readingeggs.co.uk

A quick overview——-Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.

And it really works!

Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.

8 minutes

 

-Joe Wicks workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXt2jLRlaf8
Gaeilge-30 minutes Frásaí Gaeilge- practice orally!

  1. An maith leat __? – Is maith/ aoibhinn/ fuath liom __.
  2. Cad is fearr leat ___ nó ___? – Is fearr liom _____.
  3. Cén dath atá ar ______? – Tá dath ____ ar _____.

Spellings (Gaeilge Copybook-Look, Cover, Write Check each spelling 4 times)-

(Translated into English to help at home)

ag léamh, (reading) seachtain, (week) ghearr (short)

Also explore the following website this week (all levels/classes-find one you enjoy pitched at your level):

https://www.seideansi.ie

Please write these verbs (briathra) into your Gaeilge or new copybook. (Translated into English to help at home)

http://studycentral.weebly.com/irish/na-briathra-neamhrialta-irregular-verbs

Aimsir Fháistineach (Future Tense Pronounced phonetically as Bare-hig)
Béarfaidh mé (I will catch)
Béarfaidh tú (You will catch)
Béarfaidh sé (He will catch)
Béarfaidh sí (She will catch)
Béarfaimid (We will catch) (Sound it out: Bare-ha-meed)
Béarfaidh sibh (sound it out: shiv) (You will catch -plural)
Béarfaidh siad (sound it out: sheed) (They will catch)

Movement break- 30 minutes https://youtu.be/zl5QodAFuVk

Also Go Noodle/Just Dance!!

 

 

30 minutes S.E.S.E: Continued research on Endangered Animal Project. Use the project coversheet handed out to the children last week as a guide concerning guidelines to complete the project. Habitat of animal (jungle, desert, what country, continent etc) , Diet of animal (herbivore or carnivore), Physical Appearance, Is itWhy they are endangered, Fun Facts about your animal, Social or solitary creatures

Useful websites:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&sort=extinction_status

https://www.ducksters.com/animals/endangered_animals.php

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/endangered-species/353099

http://www.gowranns.ie/first-and-second-classes/animal-projects-and-art

Also:

Please ‘Google’ the name of your animal and type ‘kids facts’ beside it

Type Wikipedia and name of animal and pick out relevant bits

YouTube your endangered animal

5 minutes Movement break of your choosing in garden if possible for fresh air- switch kicks, star jumps, kick a ball etc
30 minutes Pick one of these to sketch on a new page in your copybook or A4 sheet!

Image result for 30 day art challenge kids

Friday, 20th March 2020

Hi all, Please check out Mangahigh for Maths today—https://app.mangahigh.com/en-gb/login

Your child has their own login details which is their first name for both username and password with a capital letter at the start of both. Please input the school ID of 341693 also in the relevant section. The link was incorrect that was sent on Wednesday and yesterday in the but this has been fixed. I have assigned a task linking in with Measures so please encourage your child to complete this. They can also explore other activities on it. It covers all curricular areas and there is an area that you will see to teach the concept and also one for games

Reminder again also if you are seeking online versions of books see steps below to gain access to these:

1.     Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register

2.     Select Teacher

3.     Fill in a username, email and password

4.     For Roll Number use the code:  Prim20

 

Again, continue to check out our Twitter feed ( https://twitter.com/bunscoilris?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor  )

and Facebook feed ( https://www.facebook.com/bunscoilris.ie/ ) to check for other supplemntary activities that might be of interest to your child! Have a greatsw weekend! Pat O’Shea

Friday, 20th March 2020

45 minutes

 

 

·         Mental MathsProblem solving column (Please click on attachment below-they can complete these in their Maths copybook)-do as many of these as you can   

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)

Brief RUDE Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBcdGuTBiTs

Mental maths

·         Tables 1-12 (Multiplication/Division) practice – (Online apps or using homework diary) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Complete 5 minutes of this each day.

·  Good video for perimeter learning:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mopAgqjkVM

Planet Maths pg 133 Sections B and C (look at videos above first) Estimate perimeter of items at home eg kitchen table, tv screen etc and then calculate using a ruler!

  1. Login details for Mangahigh now fixed:please try link below

·       https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/  Mangahigh   website  Login details –username and password created for each child – both username and password is your own first name with a capital letter at the start eg Username: Mark Password: Mark. Please also input School ID341693 to login successfully. Toggle between levels/activities.  I have assigned measures and a perimeter activities. Progress tracked through teacher login.

5 minutes Movement break- If weather is good get outside and do exercises in the back garden using ideas from below website!

Kick a football or create your own dance in the garden!

20 – 30 minutes ·         English in Practice Revision Days Finish any questions not done from last two days (Revision Days 1-10 and 11-20)

English in Practice Revision

·      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvftsbk    (speech marks video)

  •  Reading Zone p.100 Section E Use of quotation marks (speech marks)

·         English spellings (LCWC-Look, Cover, Write, Check in English copybook- can use physical online dictionary for meaning if needs be- jewellery, celery, recovery, cutlery;  (English copybook or new copybook). Optional extra: put them into your own sentences. Test them on spellings

 

 

15 minutes Movement break
30 minutes English Writing

Purely Optional-see Short Story Competition below-be as creative as you want and don’t forget CUPS editing!!

https://johnboyne.com/short-story-competition/

5 minutes Brain break Mazes for all age Kids: (helps with attention and focusing)

http://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/sudoku.html

or exercise movement break of your choice

30 minutes Frásaí Gaeilge at home:

  1. Cén rang ina a bhfuil tú? – Tá mé i rang a ceathair.
  2. Cén scoil ina bhfuil tú? – Táim i mBunscoil Ris.
  3. Cé mheád duine i do chlann – Tá ___ duine i mo chlann.
  4. An bhfuil aon deárthair nó deirfiúr agat? – Tá___agam
  5. Go raibh maith agat – Tá fáilte romhat.

Spellings (Gaeilge Copybook-Look, Cover, Write Check each spelling 4 times)-

(Translated into English to help at home)

ag déanamh (doing) , ag féachaint (looking)

Also explore the following website this week (all levels/classes-find one you enjoy pitched at your level):

https://www.seideansi.ie

Please write these verbs (briathra) into your Gaeilge or new copybook. (Translated into English to help at home)

http://studycentral.weebly.com/irish/na-briathra-neamhrialta-irregular-verbs

Aimsir Láithreach (Present tense) (Beir- to catch)
Beirim (I catch)
Beireann tú (You catch)
Beireann sé (He catches)
Beireann sí (She catches)
Beirimid (We catch)
Beireann sibh (You catch -plural)
Beireann siad (They catch)

30 minutes Movement break of your choosing—sprint on the spot, kick a ball Go Noodle/Just Dancetc!!See below for the Peil4all Challenge also if you wish to do this!

https://twitter.com/wexgaacoaching/status/1239574680400474112

30 minutes S.E.S.E: Continued research on Endangered Animal Project. Use the project coversheet handed out to the children last week as a guide concerning guidelines to complete the project. Habitat of animal (jungle, desert, what country, continent etc) , Diet of animal (herbivore or carnivore), Physical Appearance, Is itWhy they are endangered, Fun Facts about your animal, Social or solitary creatures

Useful websites:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&sort=extinction_status

https://www.ducksters.com/animals/endangered_animals.php

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/endangered-species/353099

http://www.gowranns.ie/first-and-second-classes/animal-projects-and-art

Also:

Please ‘Google’ the name of your animal and type ‘kids facts’ beside it

Type Wikipedia and name of animal and pick out relevant bits

YouTube your endangered animal

5 minutes Movement break of your choosing in garden if possible for fresh air- switch kicks, star jumps, kick a ball etc
30 minutes Activity of your choice: Reading, GoNoodle, Watch a documentary, continued project workhttps://wordart.com/login?next=/my-word-art

or complete a selection of the websites of your choosing below

or stay out in Garden to continue with your own activities- build up a sweat!!

https://www.chesskid.com/computer/play

See all websites (linking in with all curricular areas) at bottom of this webpage if you want to do any of them- very fun and interactive!

Thursday, 19th March 2020

Hi all, I hope the day went well for 6our child concerning the work set yesterday. As always, all I want is for the kids to try their best at the tasks set.The usual rule concerning meeting the time-frame set as outlined in the daily timetable and moving on to the next task is perfect. Absolutely no need to go over the time outlined in the daily timetable!See at the bottom of this web page for the websites. Also, an optional activity beyond what I set is if your child wants to start a diary in a journal/copybook on their time spent during this crisis- something that might hopefully be never repeated in their lifetime. This can take the form of words or pictures- what ever they wish! For those who were out last week and missed out on bringing books home, please follow these instructions  to access Reading Zone book and Planet Maths online:

1.     Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register

2.     Select Teacher

3.     Fill in a username, email and password

4.     For Roll Number use the code:  Prim20

 

Again, continue to check out our Twitter feed ( https://twitter.com/bunscoilris?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor  )

and Facebook feed ( https://www.facebook.com/bunscoilris.ie/ ) to check for other supplemntary activities that might be of interest to your child! Best of luck and I will be in touch tomorrow! Pat O’Shea

Thursday, 19th March 2020

45 minutes

 

 

·         Mental Maths Thursday Column only-Questions 1-20  (Please click on attachment below-they can complete these in their Maths copybook)

Mental maths

·         Tables 1-12 (Multiplication/Division) practice – (Online apps or using homework diary) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Complete 5 minutes of this each day.

 

·         Planet Maths pg 84 Section D (could be done in conjunction with Google Maps) They can estimate first and then calculate using Google Maps- great Geography link too!!

  1. Login details for Mangahigh now fixed:please try link below

·       https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/  Mangahigh   website  Login details –username and password created for each child – both username and password is your own first name with a capital letter at the start eg Username: Mark Password: Mark. Please also input School ID341693 to login successfully. Toggle between levels/activities. Progress tracked through teacher login.

or https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/measures

5 minutes Movement break- If weather is good get outside and do exercises in the back garden using ideas from below website!

https://www.verywellfamily.com/easy-exercises-for-kids-1257391

20 – 30 minutes ·         English in Practice Revision Days Column 11-20 (to be completed in English copybook or new copybook) Please click on attachment link below

English in Practice Revision

·         Reading Zone p.100 Section D Choose the Correct Answer -using clues in the story- they need to find section in the story that will unlock the answer. They can use process of elimination too concerning which answer definitely doesn’t belong of the four options! (English Copybook or new copybook)

 

·         English spellings (LCWC-Look, Cover, Write, Check in English copybook- can use physical online dictionary for meaning if needs be- surgery, nursery, treachery, stationery (English copybook or new copybook). Optional extra: put them into your own sentences.

Quotation Marks computer activity (to prepare them for tomorrow’s written task). Please click on link below.

·  https://www.quia.com/rr/335442.html

 

 

 

15 minutes Movement break
20 – 30 minutes English Writing

Thursday – Write a description of your favourite Book Character .

Paragraph 1 – Appearance

Paragraph 2 – Personality

Paragraph 3- why you like the character so much/any other opinions on him/her

Optional extra : Diary extract of your own personal experience of the current nationwide crisis!

5 minutes Brain break Mazes for all age Kids: (helps with attention and focusing)

http://www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/sudoku.html

or exercise movement break of your choice

30 minutes Frásaí Gaeilge at home:

  1. Dia duit – Dia is Muire duit.
  2. Cad is ainm duit? ___ is ainm dom.
  3. Conas atá tú? – Tá mé go maith/ ar fheabhas.
  4. Cad as duit – Is as Loch Ghormáin mé.
  5. Cén aois thú – Tá mé deich mbliana d’aois.
  6. Cá bhfuil tú i do chónaí? – Táim i mo chónaí i Loch Ghormáin.

Spellings (Gaeilge Copybook-Look, Cover, Write Check each spelling 4 times)-

(Translated into English to help at home)

dinnéar (dinner) bréagán (toys) déanta (done)

Also explore the following website this week (all levels/classes-find one you enjoy pitched at your level):

https://www.seideansi.ie

Please write these verbs (briathra) into your Gaeilge or new copybook. (Translated into English to help at home)

Aimsir Chaite (Past Tense)

Aimsir Chaite (Beir- to catch)
Rug mé (I caught)
Rug tú (You caught)
Rug sé (He caught)
Rug sí (She caught)
Rugamar (We caught)
Rug sibh (You caught- plural)
Rug siad (They caught)

Present tense of Beir ‘to catch’ tomorrow (Friday)

30 minutes Movement break of your choosing—sprint on the spot, kick a ball etc!!
30 minutes S.E.S.E: Continued research on Endangered Animal Project. Use the project coversheet handed out to the children last week as a guide concerning guidelines to complete the project. Habitat of animal (jungle, desert, what country, continent etc) , Diet of animal (herbivore or carnivore), Physical Appearance, Is itWhy they are endangered, Fun Facts about your animal, Social or solitary creatures

Useful websites:

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/directory?direction=desc&sort=extinction_status

https://www.ducksters.com/animals/endangered_animals.php

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/endangered-species/353099

http://www.gowranns.ie/first-and-second-classes/animal-projects-and-art

Also:

Please ‘Google’ the name of your animal and type ‘kids facts’ beside it

Type Wikipedia and name of animal and pick out relevant bits

YouTube your endangered animal

5 minutes Movement break of your choosing in garden if possible for fresh air- switch kicks, star jumps, kick a ball etc
30 minutes Activity of your choice: Reading, GoNoodle, Watch a documentary, continued project workhttps://wordart.com/login?next=/my-word-art

or complete a selection of the websites of your choosing below

or stay out in Garden to continue with your own activities- build up a sweat!!

CHESS: REAL PLAY WITH ACTUAL CHESS BOARD OR VIRTUAL

https://www.chesskid.com/computer/play

 

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Support for Parents in 4th Class, Bunscoil Rís

Dear Parents,

I hope you are all safe and well and a huge HELLO to all of the fantastic children in the class! I will endeavour to create a programme for your child that will keep them busy and engaged throughout each school day and I will do this on a daily basis-Monday to Friday for as long as needs be. Please see below for today, Wednesday 18th March. It is in your child’s best interests to engage with the work to the best of his or her ability with a strong focus on their best handwriting and also strong self-editing work using CUPS editing (Capital Letters, Sentence Understanding, Punctuation, Spellings). They should also be labelling all work concerning Date, Title, Page Number. If your child does not have the relevant copybook(s) at home, a new copybook will suffice- all written work from all subjects can go into this.

Wishing you all the very best,

Pat O’Shea, 4th Class Teacher

 

General Advice:

  • Children should be reminded that they are not on school holidays and that the Daily Plan should be followed to the best of their ability
  • Be sure to guide children through a variety of activities each day as much as it is possible (suggested list set out below) and there will be movement breaks between lessons.
  • This period away from school is a valuable opportunity to fit in musical instrument practice, learning a new skill (coding, baking, cooking etc..), practising Maths tables, reading for pleasure and more.
  • Reduced time spent on Games Consoles and watching TV.
  • All work to be completed in copies provided or online.
  • Please check out the school’s Twitter account on a regular basis over the next few weeks for supplementary activities/ideas in addition to what is below.

 

Wednesday March 18th

45 minutes

 

 

·         Mental Maths Wednesday Column only-Questions 1-20  (Please click on attachment below-they can complete these in their Maths copybook)

Mental maths

·         Tables 1-12 (Multiplication/Division) practise – (Online apps or using homework diary) https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Complete 5 minutes of this each day.

 

·         Planet Maths pg 83 Section B only (Length- kilometres and metres) In Maths copybook or new copybook if your child doesn’t have Maths copybook at home.

 

·         Mangahigh website (NEW- optional) Login details –username and password created for each child – both username and password is your own first name with a capital letter at the start eg Username: Mark Password: Mark. Please also input School ID341693 to login successfully. Toggle between levels/activities. Progress tracked through teacher login.

5 minutes Movement break- Go Noodle/ Just Dance/Movement break of your choosing

https://www.verywellfamily.com/easy-exercises-for-kids-1257391

20 – 30 minutes ·         English in Practice Revision Days Column 1-10 (to be completed in English copybook or new copybook) Please click on attachment link below

English in Practice Revision

·         Reading Zone p.99 Section C Fill in the missing word activity (English Copybook or new copybook)

 

·         English spellings (LCWC-Look, Cover, Write, Check in English copybook- can use physical online dictionary for meaning if needs be- chance, balance, distance, ambulance (English copybook or new copybook)

 

·         www.funenglishgames.com- Choose English game of your choosing

 

 

 

15 minutes Movement break
20 – 30 minutes English Writing

Wednesday – Draw a picture of your favourite Book Character (English Copybook) and label with adjectives to describe his appearance and personality.

Thursday – Write a description of your Book Character .

Paragraph 1 – Appearance

Paragraph 2 – Personality

Paragraph 3- why you like the character so much/any other opinions on him/her

 

5 minutes Brain break Mazes for all age Kids: (helps with attention and focusing)

https://krazydad.com/mazes/

or exercise movement break of your choice

30 minutes Frásaí Gaeilge

Read over first story in Seo Leat book- Ruaille Buaille –revision- Read over story again– pgs 82-83

Spellings (Gaeilge Copybook-Look, Cover, Write Check each spelling 4 times)-

ag léamh (reading), scéal (story) réalta (star)

Also explore the following website this week (all levels/classes-find one you enjoy pitched at your level):

https://www.seideansi.ie

 

30 minutes Movement break of your choosing—sprint on the spot, kick a ball etc!!
30 minutes S.E.S.E: Continued research on Endangered Animal Project. Use the project coversheet handed out to the children last week as a guide concerning guidelines to complete the project.
5 minutes Movement break of your choosing- switch kicks, star jumps etc
30 minutes Activity of your choice: Reading, GoNoodle, Watch a documentary, continued project workhttps://wordart.com/login?next=/my-word-art

or complete a selection of the websites of your choosing below

 

CHESS: REAL PLAY WITH ACTUAL CHESS BOARD OR VIRTUAL

https://www.chesskid.com/computer/play

 

Useful Websites

 

English:

 

Name of Website Web Address Login
Fun English Games www.funenglishgames.com No login needed
Storyberries (3rd & 4th) https://www.storyberries.com/ No login needed
World Stories

Available in many Languages

https://worldstories.org.uk/ Parent can sign up for free
Epic –

Access to 35,000 digital books

https://www.getepic.com/ Free for families to join for 30 days
Storybird – Artful Storytelling https://storybird.com/ Parent/Student can sign up for a free trial.

 

Maths

 

Name of Website Web Address Login
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ Can create a learner or parent account
Nrich Maths https://nrich.maths.org/ No login needed
Transum

(Maths games & activities)

http://www.transum.org/Software/ No login and mostly free
Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/ Optional login for parent/child
Topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ No login needed
A+Click https://www.aplusclick.org/ No login needed

 

Gaeilge

 

Name of Website Web Address Login
Cúla4 https://cula4.com/ga/ No login needed
Séideán Sí https://www.seideansi.ie/ No login needed
Youtube

Anam an Amhráin (animated songs)

Scéal an Lae (Story of the day)

https://www.youtube.com

 

Search ‘anam an amhráin’

Search ‘scéal an lae’

No login needed
Padlet

 

Padlet

 

Léighleat

 

BBC clips

https://padlet.com/lisanicd/plc

 

https://padlet.com/CLIL2019/dl1zopb4q966

 

http://www.leighleat.com/index.html

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tr700/clips

No login needed

 

SESE

 

Name of Website Web Address Login
World Book Online

(Children’s site)

https://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/home No login needed
Google Treks https://www.google.com/maps/about/treks/#/grid No login needed
Link to Science Page on Scoilnet https://www.scoilnet.ie/primary/theme-pages/science/ No login needed
Science Kids http://sciencekids.co.nz/ No login needed
National Geographic Kids https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ No login needed
Britannica Kids (Children’s Encyclopedia resource) https://kids.britannica.com/kids 7 day free trial.

 

Other Websites

Name of Website Web Address Login
Go Noodle (Exercise & mindfulness) https://www.gonoodle.com/for-families/ Create a family account
Kiddle

(Children’s search engine)

https://www.kiddle.co/ None
Kidrex

(Children’s search engine)

https://www.alarms.org/kidrex/ None
Interactive Sites

(All subjects)

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/ None
Joe Wicks on YouTube (exercise workouts) https://www.youtube.com

 

Search Joe Wicks Children’s workouts

None
Code.org (Learn to code) https://code.org/ None
Twinkl (worksheets and activities across all topics) https://www.twinkl.ie/ Free for parents for 30 days

 

Apps

 

Name of App Login Information
Book Creator (English) Approx 4 euro on the app store
Boomwriter (English) Free parent account available
SAS Math Stretch (Maths) Free App
Adobe Spark (Spark Video) (Create videos) Free App
Cosmic Kids Yoga 2 week free trial
Cód na Gaeilge Free Irish App
Borrow Box (Borrow ebooks and audio books from the library)
Light Bot (Code Hour) Free