Ms. O’Byrne

Monday, 25th May, 2020

Good morning all,

Happy Monday! I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend and that you are refreshed and ready for a new week.

You’ll find today’s work below. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you might have.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

*Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10am on TG4 each day*

*Home School Hub at 11am on RTE 2 each day, also available on RTE player*

*Urban Rascals fitness class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm*

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: Week 32, Monday column Mental Maths Week 32
  2. Mathletics: Please complete assigned activities. Feel free to continue with optional activities once these are done.

English                           

  1. Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain ‘il’, for example, ‘pupil’ and ‘stencil’.

‘civil’, ‘pupil’ and ‘pencil’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
civil evil fossil stencil
pupil nostril utensil tranquil
pencil basil lentil April

 

  1. Link each of the following spellings to the correct definition – you may need your dictionary to help you:

 

Spelling Definition
Civil An act carried out without concern for the pain of others
Pupil A type of herb used in cooking
Pencil One of the two outside openings in the nose
Evil Using good manners or being polite
Nostril A long, thin tool used for drawing or writing
Basil A person who is taught by a teacher

 

  1. Grammar: English in Practice, page 41 English in Practice 31 – 42
  2. Poem: Read ‘The Teacher Took my iPod’ by Kenn Nesbit RZ – My Teacher Took my iPod

Answer the following questions based on the poem:

  1. Describe an iPod. Talk about its colour, shape and function.
  2. Why do you think the teacher took the iPod? What effect did it have on her?
  3. Why do you think the teacher changed her mind in relation to the rule about iPods in school?
  4. What is the rule about iPods in our school? Would you like this rule to change? Why/why not?

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
An Samhradh – Summer Plandaí – plants Eitleán – plane Ag scuabadh – sweeping
ag taitneamh – shining Blathanna – flowers Ag péinteáil – painting Bara rόtha – wheel barrow

 

  1. Féach ar an bpóstaer seo – Look at this poster

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/seo_leat/SL_4C_T01_U17/index.html

a. Brúigh ar na focail chun iad a chloisteáil – Click on the words to hear them

b. Scríobh na focail nua i do chóipleabhar – Write any words that are new to you into your copy

Geography:

Animals: Read pages 18 and 19. Complete activities 1 to 4 on page 19 – Small World – Animals

Science:

I’d like you to carry out a little bit of research into marsupials. Write one paragraph about marsupials in your copy. Your paragraph should contain the following information:

  1. What are marsupials?
  2. Where are marsupials found?
  3. What makes marsupials different from other animals?
  4. Provide some examples of marsupials.
  5. What do all marsupials have in common?
  6. Which marsupial stays in its mother’s pouch for the longest period of time?
  7. Which marsupial stays in its mother’s pouch for the shortest period of time?

 

Art/SPHE

My COVID-19 Time Capsule Booklet – page 6, Handprints! Print the hands of all the people living in your home at this time – My-Covid-19-Time-Capsule-Booklet

If you are unable to print out the booklet, you can complete the activities in your copy or on separate blank pages which you can put together when you have completed the booklet.

 

Friday, 22st May, 2020

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday! The weekend has arrived yet again. Make sure you get out safely to enjoy the lovely weather.

You’ll find today’s work below. Could the owners of the lovely knitted bunnies on our Class Dojo Story please let me know which belongs to them so that I can return them to you. Thank you.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

*Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10am on TG4 each day*

*Home School Hub at 11am on RTE 2 each day, also available on RTE player*

*Urban Rascals fitness class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm*

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: Week 31, Friday and Problem Solving column Mental Maths Week 31
  2. Mathletics: Many of you are engaging with Mathletics which is fantastic! I would really encourage you to complete your two assigned tasks before completing voluntary tasks. If you could do this from here on in, it would be great. Each pupil has at least two activities assigned to them – please continue with these. Some pupils have more than two assigned, but I am only asking you to complete to per day.

If you come to a question you are unsure about, click the ‘information’ button on the right hand side of the box. This will take you through the question, step-by-step, and explain it to you. That should answer any question you might have.

English

  1. Spellings: Revise each of the spellings we had this week – ‘el’ words. Create a test situation for yourself and ask an adult or older sibling to ask you each of the words. You can either write them down or spell out loud.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Label Angel Model Squirrel
Cancel Cruel Vowel Tunnel
Parcel Fuel Kennel Channel

 

  1. Grammar: English in Practice, page 40 English in Practice 31 – 42
  2. Reading Zone: Homophones. Page 105, E, 1 – 6. Reading Zone: A Baker’s Dozen

I’m sure you remember learning about homophones earlier this year. A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another but has a different meaning. For example, one and won, no and know, meat and meet.

  1. Reading: Don’t forget that Epic is still there as a fantastic resource for you to keep up your reading!

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
An Samhradh – Summer Grianmhar – sunny Trá – beach Hata gréine – Sun hat
An ghrian – the sun Uachtar reoite – ice cream Gainimh – sand Uachtar gréine – Sun cream

Ask an older sibling or adult at home to do a little test with you on this week’s spellings. You can spell them out loud or write them down.

Geography:

This week we have been learning about the differences between weather and climate and climate change.

  • Weather, as we know, describes the conditions outside in a specific place at a specific time. The weather in a place might be described as rainy, sunny, windy, snowy, etc.
  • Climate, however, describes the weather conditions expected in a particular place at a particular time of year. The climate of an area is determined by observing its weather over many, many years.
  • Climate change is a change in the average weather conditions in a place over a long period of time. Over the last 50 to 100 years, scientists have agreed that the earth is getting warmer. For this reason, climate change is also known as ‘global warming’.

NASA ask the question, ‘What can trees tell us about climate change?’. Read this article https://climatekids.nasa.gov/tree-rings/ and answer the questions below:

  • What can scientists learn from studying the rings inside a tree?
  • What instrument is used to collect a tree sample? How does it work?
  • What do light and dark coloured rings in the wood represent?
  • What might tree rings grown in warm, wet years look like?
  • What might tree rings grown in cold, dry years look like?
  • What do old trees offer clues about?

Art

Continue with your ‘Contrasting Climate Zones’ art. I am looking forward to seeing the finished products!

Art/SPHE

‘COVID-19 Time Capsule Booklet’. Today we will move on to page 5 – ‘What I am doing to keep busy at home’ My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

If you are unable to print out the booklet, you can complete the activities in your copy or on separate blank pages which you can put together when you have completed the booklet.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 21st May, 2020

Good morning everyone,

I hope you’re all doing well this Thursday morning!

On our Class Dojo Story you will see that I have posted photos of three bunnies that were in the process of being made with Sr. Eucharia. I would like to return the bunnies to their owners but I am unsure who they belong to! If one of them belong to you, or you happen to know who they belong to, please let me know. Thank you.

You will find today’s work below. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

*Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10am on TG4 each day*

*Home School Hub at 11am on RTE 2 each day, also available on RTE player*

*Urban Rascals fitness class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm*

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: Week 31, Thursday column Mental Maths Week 31
  2. Mathletics: Many of you are engaging with Mathletics which is fantastic! I would encourage you to complete your two assigned tasks before completing voluntary tasks. If you could do this from here on in, it would be great. Each pupil has at least two activities assigned to them – please continue with these. Some pupils have more than two assigned, but I am only asking you to complete to per day.

If you come to a question you are unsure about, click the ‘information’ button on the right hand side of the box. This will take you through the question, step-by-step, and explain it to you. That should answer any question you might have.

English                           

  1. Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain ‘el’, for example, ‘squirrel’ and ‘tunnel’.

‘Squirrel’, ‘tunnel’ and ‘channel’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Label Angel Model Squirrel
Cancel Cruel Vowel Tunnel
Parcel Fuel Kennel Channel

 

  1. Grammar: English in Practice, page 39 English in Practice 31 – 42
  2. Reading Zone: ‘A Baker’s Dozen’ Reading Zone: A Baker’s Dozen

Read pages 101 to 103 and complete exercise D, 1 to 5 in your copies.

  1. Reading: Don’t forget that Epic is still there as a fantastic resource for you to keep up your reading!

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
An Samhradh – Summer Grianmhar – sunny Trá – beach Hata gréine – Sun hat
An ghrian – the sun Uachtar reoite – ice cream Gainimh – sand Uachtar gréine – Sun cream

 

Geography:

We have been discussing the six types of climate, or the six climate zones, as they are also known.

Today we are going to have a look at examples of places where each of these climate types are found. Take a look at this power-point on ‘Climate Zones’ – Climate Zones PPT.  When you open the power-point, click on ‘slideshow’ and ‘from beginning’.

First you will revise the six climate zones – polar, temperate, arid, tropical, mediterranean and mountainous. Then, you will be asked to find different locations on a map and identify which climate zone each location has. You may need an atlas to help you identify the locations, or maybe an older sibling or adult at home could help you. You have six locations to find and the climate zone of each location to identify. Good luck!

Art

Today we are going to illustrate four contrasting climate zones. To begin, select which four of the six climate zones you would like to depict. Grab a blank A4 page and divide it into four quarters. Assign one climate zone to each box.  This example might provide some inspiration – Four Climate Types Art

SPHE

‘COVID-19 Time Capsule Booklet’. Today we will move on to page 4 – ‘My Community’ – My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

Since we cannot spend time in each other’s company right now, how are you staying connected with your family, friends and community?

If you are unable to print out the booklet, you can complete the activities in your copy or on separate blank pages which you can put together when you have completed the booklet.

 

Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

Good morning everyone,

Happy Wednesday! We are half way through the week already. Time is flying.

You will find your work for today below. Keep the great work coming in.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

*Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10am on TG4 each day*

*Home School Hub at 11am on RTE 2 each day, also available on RTE player*

*Urban Rascals fitness class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm*

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: Week 31, Wednesday column Mental Maths Week 31
  2. Mathletics: Each pupil has activities assigned to them – please continue with these. If you come to a question you are unsure about, click the ‘information’ button on the right hand side of the box. This will take you through the question, step-by-step, and explain it to you. That should answer any question you might have. Continue to play around with the different activities available to you and complete plenty of optional activities too!

English                           

  1. Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain ‘el’, for example, ‘squirrel’ and ‘tunnel’.

‘Model’, ‘vowel’ and ‘kennel’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Label Angel Model Squirrel
Cancel Cruel Vowel Tunnel
Parcel Fuel Kennel Channel

 

  1. Grammar: English in Practice, page 38 English in Practice 31 – 42
  2. Reading Zone: ‘A Baker’s Dozen’ Reading Zone: A Baker’s Dozen

a) Read pages 101 to 103 and complete exercise C, 1 to 6 in your copies.

b)Answer the following questions based on the story:

  • Do you think Volkert was a hard worker? Why?
  • Would you like to work for Volkert in his bakery? Why/why not?
  • What was your favourite part of the story? Why?
  • Give the story another title. Give reason for your answer.

 

c) We came across some new words as we read through the text. You were asked to fill in the blanks in the following sentences using the new words in the box. The answers are below:

renowned inedible kneaded temperatures Complaining

 

  • The nights are cold, but temperatures climb to nearly 20 degrees during the day.
  • The dough was kneaded, moulded and baked in the oven. It smelled delicious!
  • I really miss my friends at the moment, but I try to stop myself from complaining. Hopefully I will see them soon.
  • When my poor dad tried to cook us dinner, the meat was so burned that it was inedible.
  • Chopin is one of Poland’s reknowned composers and musicians

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
An Samhradh – Summer Grianmhar – sunny Trá – beach Hata gréine – Sun hat
An ghrian – the sun Uachtar reoite – ice cream Gainimh – sand Uachtar gréine – Sun cream

 

  1. Líon na bearnaí leis na focail sa bhosca: Na freagraí

 

An ghrian Uachtar reoite trá grianmhar An Samhradh

 

  1. Ba mhaith liom uachtar reoite seacláide le do thoil.
  2. Bhí an ghrian ag taitneamh sa spéir.
  3. Chuaigh mé go dtí an trá le mo chlann.
  4. Is é an Samhradh an séasúr is fearr liom.
  5. grianmhar a bhí ann.

 

  1. Féach ar na pictiúir seo An Samhradh Tá baint acu leis an samhradh. Scríobh aon fhocail nua i do chóipleabhar.

(Look at these pictures. They are all associated with summer. Write any new words in your copy)

 

Geography:

*Please send any remaining Poland projects in this week. Well done to everyone who sent them in on Friday. They are terrific!*

This week we have been reading about the six different climate types:

  1. Polar
  2. Temperate
  3. Arid
  4. Tropical
  5. Mediterranean
  6. Mountainous

Use your knowledge of these different climate types to complete exercise C, 2 on page 46. You must decide which climate each house would be most suited to – Small World – Weather and Climate

Science:

Scientists tell us that the Earth’s climate is gradually getting warmer. But how do they know?

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

Art/SPHE

‘COVID-19 Time Capsule Booklet’. Today we will move on to page 3 – ‘How I’m Feeling’. We have discussed feelings, both good and bad, in previous lessons. We explored positive emotions and the importance of recognizing them in yourself. We also explored some worries we might have, and good ways of dealing with them. Think back to what you learned in these lessons to help you to complete ‘How I’m Feeling’ My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

If you are unable to print out the booklet, you can complete the activities in your copy or on separate blank pages which you can put together when you have completed the booklet.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020

Hello everyone,

Good morning and happy Tuesday! You will find today’s work below.

There is some great work coming in at the moment, well done everyone. Keep it up!

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

*Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10am on TG4 each day*

*Home School Hub at 11am on RTE 2 each day, also available on RTE player*

*Urban Rascals fitness class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm*

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: Week 31, Tuesday column Mental Maths Week 31
  2. Mathletics: Each pupil has activities assigned to them – please continue with these. If you come to a question you are unsure about, click the ‘information’ button on the right hand side of the box. This will take you through the question, step-by-step, and explain it to you. That should answer any question you might have. Continue to play around with the different activities available to you and complete plenty of optional activities too!

English                           

  1. Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain ‘el’, for example, ‘squirrel’ and ‘tunnel’.

‘Angel’, ‘cruel’ and ‘fuel’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Label Angel Model Squirrel
Cancel Cruel Vowel Tunnel
Parcel Fuel Kennel Channel

 

  1. Grammar: English in Practice, page 37
  2. Reading Zone: ‘A Baker’s Dozen’ – Reading Zone: A Baker’s Dozen

a) Read pages 101 to 103 and complete exercise B, 1 to 6 in your copies.

b) We come across some new words as we read through the text. You were asked to link each of these new words to the correct definition. Here they are for you:

New Word Definition
Renowned Famous or well-known
Inedible Something that you can’t eat
Kneaded Pressed and folded the dough to make bread
Temperatures Measurements of hot and cold
Complaining Saying that you are unhappy about something

 

4.  Fill in the blanks using our new words in the box below

renowned inedible kneaded temperatures complaining

 

a) The nights are cold, but __________ climb to nearly 20 degrees during the day.

b) The dough was _________ , moulded and baked in the oven. It smelled delicious!

c) I really miss my friends at the moment, but I try to stop myself from _________ . Hopefully I will see them soon.

d) When my poor dad tried to cook us dinner, the meat was so burned that it was _________ .

e) Chopin is one of Poland’s _________ composers and musicians.

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
An Samhradh – Summer Grianmhar – sunny Trá – beach Hata gréine – Sun hat
An ghrian – the sun Uachtar reoite – ice cream Gainimh – sand Uachtar gréine – Sun cream

 

  1. Líon na bearnaí leis na focail sa bhosca

 

an ghrian uachtar reoite trá grianmhar An Samhradh

 

  1. Ba mhaith liom _________ seacláide le do thoil (please).
  2. Bhí _________ ag taitneamh sa spéir.
  3. Chuaigh mé go dtí an _________ le mo chlann.
  4. Is é _________ an séasúr is fearr liom.
  5. Lá _________ a bhí ann.

Geography:

*Please send any remaining Poland projects in this week. Well done to everyone who sent them in on Friday. They are terrific! I will be getting back to everyone with feedback today*

We will continue where we left off with ‘Climate and Weather’. Read pages 42 – 45. Complete page 46, B, 1 – 7. Small World – Weather and Climate

Science:

What is the difference between weather and climate? Yesterday we took a look at a video made by NASA to find out all about the difference between weather and climate. If you missed it, here is the link: https://climatekids.nasa.gov/weather-climate/.

Today, take a look at this poster ‘What is the difference between weather and climate?’ I’d like you to take five key points from the poster and write them in your own words in your copy – Difference Between Climate and Weather Poster

Art/SPHE

‘COVID-19 Time Capsule Booklet’. This is a great chance to creatively document your experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be a very valuable piece of work for you to look back on in years to come. You might wish to include some photos from this time, newspaper articles, snippets from your daily journal, or any art you have created. Today we will move on to page 2 – ‘All About Me’ My-Covid-19-Time-Capsule-Booklet

If you are unable to print out the booklet, you can complete the activities in your copy or on separate blank pages which you can put together when you have completed the booklet.

 

 

Monday, 18th May, 2020

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! You’ll find your work for today below. Please get in touch with any questions.

The projects on Poland I received were creative, informative and really well presented. I will be sending feedback to each student today. Well done to you all!

Happy Monday! Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

*Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10am on TG4 each day*

*Home School Hub at 11am on RTE 2 each day, also available on RTE player*

*Urban Rascals fitness class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm*

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: Week 31, Monday column – Mental Maths Week 31
  2. Mathletics: Each pupil has activities assigned to them – please continue with these. If you come to a question you are unsure about, click the ‘information’ button on the right hand side of the box. This will take you through the question, step-by-step, and explain it to you. That should answer any question you might have. Continue to play around with the different activities available to you and complete plenty of optional activities too!

English                           

  1. Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain ‘el’, for example, ‘squirrel’ and ‘tunnel’.

‘Label’, ‘Cancel’ and ‘Parcel’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Label Angel Model Squirrel
Cancel Cruel Vowel Tunnel
Parcel Fuel Kennel Channel

 

  1. Grammar: English in Practice, page 36 English in Practice 31 – 42
  2. Reading Zone: ‘A Baker’s Dozen’ Reading Zone: A Baker’s Dozen

a) Based on the title and illustrations from page 101 to 103, what do you think the story might be about? Make a prediction.

b) Read pages 101 to 103 and complete exercise A, 1 to 5 in your copies.

c) We come across some new words as we read through the text. Use your dictionary to help you to link these words to the correct definition.

New Word Definition
Renowned Pressed and folded the dough to make bread
Inedible Measurements of hot and cold
Kneaded Famous or well-known
Temperatures Saying that you are unhappy about something
Complaining Something that you can’t eat

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
An Samhradh – Summer Grianmhar – sunny Trá – beach Hata gréine – Sun hat
An ghrian – the sun Uachtar reoite – ice cream Gainimh – sand Uachtar gréine – Sun cream

 

  1. Féach ar an bpóstaer seo – Look at this poster – An Samhradh
  • Baineann na focail seo leis an Samhradh – The words are associated with summer
  • Tarraing ocht mbosca i do chóipleabhar – Draw eight boxes in your copy
  • Scríobh focal amháin i ngach bosca – Write one word in each box
  • Tarraing an pictiúr ceart i ngach bosca – Draw the correct picture in each box

Geography:

*Please send any remaining Poland projects in this week. Well done to everyone who sent them in on Friday. They are terrific! I will be getting back to everyone with feedback today*

We will continue where we left off with ‘Climate and Weather’ – Small World – Weather and Climate Read pages 42 – 45. Complete page 46, A, 1 – 5.

Science:

What is the difference between weather and climate? Take a look at this video made by NASA to find out – https://climatekids.nasa.gov/weather-climate/. The video also tells us about NASA’s satellites. They are constantly orbiting the earth, keeping an eye on the earth’s climate and tracking any changes. At the moment, they are observing that the earth is getting warmer.

Art/SPHE

We are going to begin a ‘COVID-19 Time Capsule Booklet’. This is a great chance to creatively document your experience during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be a very valuable piece of work for you to look back on in years to come. You might wish to include some photos from this time, newspaper articles, snippets from your daily journal, or any art you have created. We’ll begin with page 1 – Draw a picture of the people you are social distancing with – My Covid-19 Time Capsule Booklet

If you are unable to print out the booklet, you can complete the activities in your copy or on separate blank pages which you can put together when you have completed the booklet.

 

 

Friday, 15th May, 2020

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday to you all! Thank you and well done to everyone who joined our Zoom meeting yesterday. Once again, it was lovely to see everyone and hear what you have been up to. Keep up the great work!

Poland projects are due in today. If for some reason you are behind time with your project, you can send it to me on Monday.

I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend. Take care of yourselves!

Ms. O’Byrne

*Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10am on TG4 each day*

*Home School Hub at 11am on RTE 2 each day, also available on RTE player*

*Urban Rascals fitness class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm*

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: We will begin Week 31 on Monday. Until then, please make sure you have all of Week 30 complete and sent to me. Thank you!
  2. Mathletics: Continue with the assigned activities. Don’t forget that if you come to a question you are unsure about, click the ‘information’ button on the right hand side of the box. This will take you through the question and explain it to you. That should answer any question you might have. Continue to play around with the different activities available to you and complete plenty of optional activities too!

English                           

  1. Spellings: Revise each of the spellings we had this week – ‘al’ words. Create a test situation for yourself and ask an adult or older sibling to ask you each of the words. You can either write them down or spell out loud.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
loyal Factual Hospital Oval
total General Medal Capital
arrival virtual Normal Natural

 

  1. Grammar: Quotation Marks

Thursday’s answers

Rewrite the following sentences using quotation marks in the correct places.

  1. “Pass the salt please,” said Daddy.
  2. “Can I borrow your rubber?” asked John.
  3. “Put your hands up,” shouted the policeman.
  4. “Always write neatly in your copy,” reminded the teacher.
  5. “Will you drive me to school?” asked Paul.
  6. Mary called, “Don’t forget to zip up your coat.”

For some more practice with quotation marks, complete any 6 of the 12 sentences on this worksheet –Quotation Marks extra practice

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo: Revise this week’s spellings and ask an adult or older sibling to test you. You can either write down the spellings or spell them out loud.
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
Scion – knife Spúnόg – spoon Babhla – bowl Cupán – cup
Forc – fork Pláta – plate Gloine – glass Bialann – restaurant

 

  1. Léigh an scéal ‘Am Lόin’ os ard – Read ‘Am Lόin’ out loud – 9. Am Loin

Freagair na ceisteanna i do chóipleabhar – Answer the questions in your copy.

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary.

 

History/Geography:

  1. Poland projects are due in today! Take one last look at the checklist and make sure you have all boxes ticked before sending in your project. I am looking forward to seeing them. I will get back to everyone with feedback on the project early next week.
  2. Weather and Climate: Read pages 42 to 44 and complete activities 1 to 7 on page 44 – Small World – Weather and Climate

Art/SPHE

It is good to be me! Complete the following worksheet -.17. Good to be me!

We are all made up of good and some not-so-good parts. No one is perfect! It is important that we focus our energy on all of the good things about us. This worksheet asks you to talk to members of your family about all the great things about you.

 

 

Thursday, 14th May, 2020

Good morning everyone,

Don’t forget our Zoom meeting will take place at 10am this morning. The details you need are posted on our Class Dojo Story. As I said yesterday, bring along something that you have created – something that you are proud of and are happy to tell us a little bit about. It could be a piece of writing, drawing or art, something you constructed, or something that you baked, for example.

Poland projects must be sent in tomorrow – any time tomorrow is fine. See Geography/History section below for more details.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

*Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10am on TG4 each day*

*Home School Hub at 11am on RTE 2 each day, also available on RTE player*

*Urban Rascals fitness class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm*

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: Complete any Week 30 column that you have not yet done. If you have completed them all, fantastic!
  2. Mathletics:

Children who have completed all assigned activities so far – well done! I have assigned two more for you. Children not yet finished the assigned activities, please do as soon as you can. Your results are good so far, let’s keep the momentum going! When you have finished assigned activities, explore the site further become familiar with the different activities available to you.

 

English                           

  1. Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain ‘al’, for example, ‘local’ and ‘hospital’.

‘Oval’, ‘capital’ and ‘natural’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
loyal Factual Hospital Oval
total General Medal Capital
arrival virtual Normal Natural

 

  1. Grammar: Quotation Marks

Take a look at this Quotation Marks Rules powerpoint – Quotation Marks Rules

Write the words that someone says inside quotation marks. For example, “Eat your dinner,” said Mammy; “Would you like to play with us?” asked Bill; “Practice your times tables,” reminded the teacher.

 

Rewrite the following sentences using quotation marks in the correct places.

  1. Pass the salt please, said Daddy.
  2. Can I borrow your rubber? asked John.
  3. Put your hands up, shouted the policeman.
  4. Always write neatly in your copy, reminded the teacher.
  5. Will you drive me to school? asked Paul.
  6. Mary called, Don’t forget to zip up your coat.

 

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
Scion – knife Spúnόg – spoon Babhla – bowl Cupán – cup
Forc – fork Pláta – plate Gloine – glass Bialann – restaurant

 

  1. ‘Siopaí’ – Na freagraí:
  2. Bhí Mamaí agus na páistí sa siopa torthaí.
  3. Ba mhaith le Jack oráiste.
  4. Ba mhaith le Síle anann.
  5. Cheannaigh Mamaí oráiste, anann agus sútha talún.

 

  1. Filíocht – Poetry

Léigh an Dán ‘Is maith liom bainne’ – Dan – Is Maith Liom Bainne

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary.

 

 

 

History/Geography:

As tomorrow is the deadline, today is your last opportunity to get some more work done and put the finishing touches to your Poland Project.

Double and triple check that you have included everything on our checklist

Don’t forget to put little page numbers at the bottom of each page, just in case pages get muddled up

Be sure to photograph each page individually and make sure that everything on the page can be clearly seen and read.

I am sure your projects will be terrific. Best of luck!

 

Art/SPHE

Today, I am giving you a real opportunity to focus on your Poland projects. I would like you to take the time you would have spent on today’s Art or SPHE lessons and put it back in to your project. Focus especially on the information you are giving and how it is presented. Ask yourself:

  • Is it good quality information that I am giving?
  • Is it in my own words?
  • Is it easy to understand?
  • Is it clearly presented/easy to read?
  • Have I included illustrations?
  • Is there anything I can improve?

If possible, ask an older sibling or an adult at home to take a look at it with you. They might spot little things that you have missed. It is very easy to miss little mistakes when we are reading our own work. If you have any questions, please ask!

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020

Happy Wednesday everyone!

As you know, our next Zoom meeting will take place tomorrow, Thursday 14th, at 10am. Please see Dojo Class story for details. Hope to see you all there.

Please post a short note to your Dojo portfolio to let me know how you are getting on with Mathletics. Are you enjoying trying something new? Again, if anyone is having any difficulty logging in, please let me know.

Gentle reminder that projects on Poland are due in on Friday! I hope they are going well for you.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

*Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10am on TG4 each day*

*Home School Hub at 11am on RTE 2 each day, also available on RTE player*

*Urban Rascals fitness class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm*

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 30, Problem-Solving column – Mental Maths Week 30
  2. Mathletics:

I have assigned two more activities for you to do – again, both practicing the facts we know about multiplication.  When you have finished these, take a further look around the website. Click on ‘explore’ or ‘games’ and become familiar with the different activities available to you. Enjoy!

English                           

  1. Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain ‘al’, for example, ‘local’ and ‘hospital’.

‘factual’, ‘medal’ and ‘normal’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
loyal Factual Hospital Oval
total General Medal Capital
arrival virtual Normal Natural
  1. Reading Zone: Re-read ‘The Golden Harp’, page 96 to 98 – Reading Zone – The Golden Harp Answer the following questions in your copy:
  1. Describe Tarren’s singing voice.
  2. What work does a bard do?
  3. Why did the three fairies disguise themselves?
  4. What would you wish for from the three fairies?
  5. What was your favourite part of the story? Why?
  6. Look at the illustration on the cover of your Reading Zone, and in ‘The Golden Harp’ story. Do the illustrations suit this story? Why/why not?
  7. Give the story a different title and give reasons for your choice.

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
Scion – knife Spúnόg – spoon Babhla – bowl Cupán – cup
Forc – fork Pláta – plate Gloine – glass Bialann – restaurant

 

  1. Líon na bearnaí leis na focail ceart – Na freagraí:
  1. D’ith mé babhla leite agus d’ól mé gloine sú oráiste don bhricfeasta.
  2. Rinne mé cupán tae do mo mham.
  3. Ithim mo dhinnéar le forc agus scion.
  4. Chuir mé an pláta sa mhiasniteoir (dishwasher).
  5. D’ith mé mo anraith (soup) le spúnόg
  1. Léigh an scéal ‘Siopaí’ os ard – Read ‘Siopaí’ out loud – 8. Siopai

Freagair na ceisteanna i do chóipleabhar – Answer the questions in your copy.

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary

 

History/Geography:

You guessed it – Poland project work. Friday is our deadline, as you know.

Please post a short note to your Dojo portfolio to let me know how your project is going and if you need support with anything at all. I am looking forward to seeing your work!

Art/SPHE

It is completely normal, especially right now, for you to feel a little sad, lonely, scared or anxious from time to time. When I am feeling a tad worried, I find a ‘mood boost’ really helpful. A mood boost is anything you can do that lifts your spirits, helps you to forget about what is worrying you, and generally makes you feel a little bit better. Today, we are going to create our own ‘Mood Boost List’. My ‘Mood Boost List’ would include activities like walking, drawing, listening to relaxing music, phoning a friend or watching a Disney Classic! What does your ‘Mood Boost List’ include?16. Mood Boost List

 

 

Tuesday, 12th May, 2020

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well this morning.

You will find your work for today below. I hope everyone successfully managed to sign in to Mathletics yesterday – if you had any problems, please let me know. The aim for this week is to find your way around the website, so be sure to take some time to explore different games and activities. Post a short note to your Dojo portfolio to let me know what you think!

Projects on Poland need to be sent to me on Friday. Each page of your project needs to be photographed individually. Make sure that it is possible to read the project through the photo. Just in case pages don’t send in the correct order, write little page numbers on the bottom corner of each page before photographing and sending them. That way, if pages get mixed up, I will still know what goes where.  Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might have.

We will have another Zoom meeting this Thursday at 10am. Our last Zoom meeting was great – it was lovely to see everyone, catch up, and remember we are all in the same boat. I hope lots of you can join us this Thursday. More details to follow.

 

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

*Cúla 4 ar Scoil at 10am on TG4 each day*

*Home School Hub at 11am on RTE 2 each day, also available on RTE player*

*Urban Rascals fitness class takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm*

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 30, Friday column Mental Maths Week 30
  2. Mathletics:

I have assigned two more activities for you to do – both practicing the facts we know about multiplication.  When you have finished these, take a further look around the website. Click on ‘explore’ or ‘games’ and become familiar with the different activities available to you. Enjoy!

 

English                           

  1. Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school www.kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain ‘al’, for example, ‘local’ and ‘hospital’.

‘factual’, ‘general’ and ‘virtual’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
loyal Factual Hospital Oval
total General Medal Capital
arrival virtual Normal Natural

 

2. Answers to yesterday’s spelling exercise:

  1. An oval is a 2D shape.
  2. I was awarded a medal for winning the race.
  3. We waited for the arrival of our father at the airport.
  4. Dogs make very loyal
  5. What is the total of 19 and 23?
  6. My mother works in the hospital as she is a nurse.
  7. It is normal to want something sweet after dinner.
  8. The computer game was set in a virtual. 

 

  1. Grammar: English in Practice, page 35.
  2. Reading Zone: ‘The Golden Harp’, page 100, exercise D – Reading Zone – The Golden Harp

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
Scion – knife Spúnόg – spoon Babhla – bowl Cupán – cup
Forc – fork Pláta – plate Gloine – glass Bialann – restaurant

 

  1. Líon na bearnaí leis na focail ceart – Fill the blanks with the correct words

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary.

 

  1. D’ith mé ________ leite agus d’ól mé ________ sú oráiste don bhricfeasta.
  2. Rinne mé ________ tae do mo mham.
  3. Ithim mo dhinnéar le ________ agus ________.
  4. Chuir mé an _______ sa mhiasniteoir (dishwasher).
  5. D’ith mé mo anraith (soup) le _________.

 

  1. ‘’Bialann Frazi’ – Na freagraí:
  1. Bialann Frazi is ainm don bhialann.
  2. Oibríonn Jen mar chócaire.
  3. Oibríonn Tomás mar fhreastalaí.
  4. Oibríonn Cáit mar ghlantóir.

 

History/Geography:

Your project on Poland is our focus this week. Friday is our deadline, as you know.

Please post a short note to your Dojo portfolio to let me know how your project is going and if you need support with anything at all. I am looking forward to seeing your work!

Art/SPHE

Bravery! Yesterday we discussed what it means to be brave. We read a number of quotes about bravery and designed a poster based on what exactly what it means to us to be brave. To me, being brave is about not allowing your fears to get in the way of doing things you enjoy or trying new things.

Today I would like you to think about someone you admire for their bravery. It may be a friend, a family member, a member of your community or a character from a movie or book. Take a look at this worksheet – 15. Bravery – A Person I Admire . I would like you to draw the person you admire and write a little bit about why you admire them for being brave.

At the present time, I have great admiration for frontline workers, as I’m sure we all do. Doctors, nurses, paramedics, hospital and nursing home staff show true bravery and courage every day as they continue to look after those in need.

 

Monday, 11th May, 2020

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend and are ready for a shiny new week!

Don’t forget that your Poland projects need to be sent in by Friday, so keep on working at them each day – this will be your Geography/History focus this week.

We will begin using Mathletics today. You will find your username and password in your Dojo messages. When you log in you will find that I have assigned two activities. When you have completed these, have a good look around the website, play some games and explore.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to send me a Dojo message or an email to sobyrne@bunscoilris.ie.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 30, Thursday column – Mental Maths Week 30
  2. Mathletics:

I have sent everyone a Dojo message with their Mathletics username and password. Please use these to log in at https://student.mathletics.com/primary#/launch.

When you log in, you will be brought to your home page. You will see ‘Activities assigned to you’. I have assigned two activities – both division activities. They focus on the division exercises we completed last week. Both have 10 questions. Complete both as best you can and I’ll read over the logged results once you have completed them.

When you have finished these, take a look around the website. Click on ‘explore’ or ‘games’ and become familiar with the different activities available to you. Enjoy!

 

English                           

  1. Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school www.kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain ‘al’, for example, ‘local’ and ‘hospital’.

‘loyal’, ‘total’ and ‘arrival’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
loyal Factual Hospital Oval
total General Medal Capital
arrival virtual Normal Natural

 

2. Put the above words into the sentences below:

  1. An ________ is a 2D shape
  2. I was awarded a ________ for winning the race.
  3. We waited for the ________ of our father at the airport.
  4. Dogs make very ________ pets.
  5. What is the ________ of 19 and 23?
  6. My mother works in the ________ as she is a nurse.
  7. It is ________ to want something sweet after dinner.
  8. The computer game was set in a ________ reality.

 

3. Grammar: English in Practice, page 34 – English in Practice 31 – 42

4. Reading: Continue to read a book of your choice for enjoyment, or log in to Epic and browse the hundreds of online books

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
Scion – knife Spúnόg – spoon Babhla – bowl Cupán – cup
Forc – fork Pláta – plate Gloine – glass Bialann – restaurant

 

  1. Léigh an scéal ‘Bialann Frazi’ os ard – Read ‘Bialann Frazi’ out loud – 3. Bialann Frazi

Freagair na ceisteanna i do chóipleabhar – Answer the questions in your copy.

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary.

 

History/Geography:

Keep working away at your Poland project. Remember the finished product needs to me submitted by this Friday, 15th. Your project needs to include everything on this checklist – Poland Project Checklist

Any questions, please ask!

Art/SPHE

Bravery! What does it mean to be brave?

Here are some quotes about it:

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow”

“There is something you must always remember – you are braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think”

Take a look at this worksheet. Your task is to design a poster based on bravery and what it means to you to be brave – 14. Being Brave

 

 

 

Friday, 8th May, 2020

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday! This week was a quick one, yet we managed to get some great work done, so well done to you all.

Well done and thank you to everyone who joined myself, Mr. Moran and Ms. Raftice for our Zoom chat yesterday. It was great to see you and catch up with everyone. Hopefully we can schedule another Zoom for next week and lots of you will get involved.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 30, Wednesday column Mental Maths Week 30
  2. Division: We will recap on all the division we have been practicing over the last week with a quick division ‘check-up’. Planet Maths, page 60, B: 5 – 8, C and D Division Check-up

 

English

Note: New spelling list will begin on Monday

  1. Reading Zone: ‘The Golden Harp’ – Reading Zone The Golden Harp

Read page 96 to 98 out loud for an adult or older sibling. Complete exercises B and C, page 99, in your copies.

We came across some new words as we read through the text.  Yesterday you were asked to link each new word to the correct definition. Here they are:

New Word Definition
Berserk Crazy
Jovial Cheerful and merry
Disguise Outfit that makes someone look different
Unpleasantly Horribly or not pleasantly
Incredible Unbelievable

 

  1. Grammar: English in Practice, Day 33 English in Practice 31 – 42

Gaeilge

Note: Beidh litriú nua againn Dé Luain – New spelling list will begin on Monday

  1. ‘Uibheacha Briste’ – Na freagraí:

 

a) An raibh Daidí sásta?

Ní raibh Daidí sásta. Bhí fearg air.

b) Cad ba cheart dó a dhéanamh?

Ba cheart do Dhaidí cabhair a fháil ón siopadóir.

 

Geography/History

Continue to concentrate on your Poland projects.

Yesterday I posted an example of a schedule for getting all sections of your project completed by 15th of May. Did you make your own plan or schedule for getting your project finished on time?

Post a short note to your Dojo portfolio to let me know how your project is going for you. For example, what parts of your project have you started/finished? What pieces of artwork do you plan to include? Where are you getting your information?  Don’t be afraid to ask any questions you might have.

Read your ‘Poland Project Checklist’ again to be certain that you are aware of everything that needs to be included in your project and how it needs to be presented.

Music

In this week’s story, ‘The Golden Harp’, Tarren was rewarded with the ability to play the harp beautifully. For as long as Tarren played, people danced. Tarren enjoyed the fame the harp had brought her.

The harp has a special place in our history and has been an official symbol of Ireland for centuries. If you ever happen to get a letter from the President, it would be sealed with a harp. The harp is also found on many official documents, your Passport, the Leinster flag and euro coins, for example.

In the orchestra, the harp is part of the string family. It has many strings tied tightly to a frame. Harp players pluck the strings with their fingers. This makes the strings vibrate so that they make sounds. Each string plays a different musical note.

Michael Rooney is a well-known Irish harpist. Listen to him play some traditional Irish music on the harp here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZmFhsy8QSU

Here’s one you’re all familiar with – ‘A Million Dreams’ from our Peace Proms days! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXM7nsQZGys .

a) Do you like the sound of the harp?

b) Which of the styles you listen to do you think suits the harp best?

 

Art

Continue to work on pieces of art that you can include in your Poland Project. These could include the Polish flag, traditional Polish folk art, traditional Polish dress and food, for example.

 

 

 

Thursday, 7th May, 2020

*NB: Class Zoom meeting now taking place at 1pm today, not 11am*

Good morning all,

Happy Thursday! I hope you got out to enjoy the beautiful weather yesterday, it was just lovely. Let’s hope for the same today – that way you can head out to enjoy Urban Rascals in the sunshine! It will be at the usual time of 1.30pm.

As you know, our Zoom meeting takes place today at 11am. Here is a note about it from Mr. Moran:

“Hi Boys & Girls,

There will be a Zoom meeting for your class at the link below in blue at 11am Thursday 7th.
Ms O’Byrne & Ms Raftice & Mr Moran look forward to meeting with you.
We hope that it will give you a chance to see & chat with your class mates.
Some Points:

· Please make sure there is a wall behind you not a window.
· No Jammies allowed
· An adult must be in the room with you.
· No recording of class is allowed

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7394485359?pwd=TTBsU0RPVlJTZzhJbUNwc3BDQ0trUT09
Meeting ID: 739 448 5359
Password: Bunscoil07

Gerry Moran,
Principal”

 

I hope to see you all at 11am!

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 30, Tuesday column Mental Maths Week 30
  2. Division: The long division method – page 42. Yesterday, you were asked to read the examples at the top of the page, watch the tutorial and complete exercises 1, 2 and 3. If you have not done 1, 2 and 3, please do so today before moving on.

To recap today, re-watch the tutorial below and complete exercises 4, 5 and 6 using the long division method. You can also complete Challenge 1 and 2 at the bottom of the page.

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/20691/BAM4_Tutorial_029/lessons/BAM4_Tutorial_029/index.html

Division 1

English

Note: New spelling list will begin on Monday

*Please post yesterday’s Creative Writing ‘Soup Recipe’ to your Dojo portfolio, thank you*

  1. Reading Zone: ‘The Golden Harp’. Reading Zone – The Golden Harp

Based on the title and illustrations from page 96 to 98, what do you think the story might be about? Make a prediction.

Read page 96 to 98 and complete exercise A, 1 to 5 in your copies.

We come across some new words as we read through the text. Use your dictionary to help you to link these words to the correct definition.

New Word Definition
Berserk Horribly or not pleasantly
Jovial Outfit that makes someone look different
Disguise Cheerful and merry
Unpleasantly Unbelievable
Incredible Crazy

 

  1. Grammar: English in Practice, Day 32 English in Practice 31 – 42

Gaeilge

Note: Beidh litriú nua againn Dé Luain – New spelling list will begin on Monday

  1. ‘Uibheacha Briste’ – Na freagraí
  1. Chuaigh Daidí go dtí an siopa.
  2. Fuair ​​sé arán, bainne agus uibheacha.
  3. Thit na huibheacha ar an urlár.
  4. Bhris na huibheacha ar fad.
  1. Ceisteanna eile – Some more questions:
  1. An raibh Daidí sásta?
  2. Cad ba cheart dó a dhéanamh? – What should he do? Rith amach an doras? Faigh cabhair ón siopadóir?

Freagair na ceisteanna i do chóipleabhar – Answer the questions in your copy.

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary.

 

Geography/History

Concentrate on your Poland projects.

Yesterday I attached your project checklist which tells you exactly what needs to go in to your project and how it needs to be presented. It may be helpful for you to go through the checklist and plan out which days you are going to do each item. Planning ahead will help you to ensure that it will be finished before May 15th. Your plan might look something like this:

  • Thursday 7th May: Poland Fact File and flag
  • Friday 8th May: Geography and History of Poland
  • Over the weekend you might enjoy designing the front cover for your project
  • Monday 11th May: Climate in Poland
  • Tuesday 12th May: Food and drink in Poland
  • Wednesday 13th May: Culture in Poland
  • Thursday 14th May: Famous people from Poland
  • Friday 15th May: Time to hand your project in!

Art

Continue to work on pieces of art that you can include in your Poland Project. These could include the Polish flag, traditional Polish folk art, traditional Polish dress and food, for example.

Optional extra art activity:

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

Here is a tutorial on painting cherry blossoms:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP9omRfQRpg

 

 

 

Wednesday, 6th May, 2020

Good morning everyone,

Welcome back after the long weekend. I hope it was an enjoyable one.

You’ll find your school work for today below. You might be glad to hear that we won’t start our new spelling list until Monday. We are starting our Projects on Poland, however, so be sure to get them off to a good start!

Don’t forget to check out Home School Hub at 11am. Today they will be talking about how design and engineering is all about ideas, about ‘An Teilifis’ and about myths, legends and folklore. All sounds very interesting!

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 30, Monday column – Mental Maths Week 30
  2. Division: The long division method – page 42. Read the examples at the top of the page. Watch this tutorial – it explains very clearly what you need to do. Complete exercises 1, 2 and 3. http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/20691/BAM4_Tutorial_029/lessons/BAM4_Tutorial_029/index.html

Division 1

English

Note: New spelling list will begin on Monday

  1. Before we carry on to the next Reading Zone text, I would like us to complete the creative writing activity posted on Friday. If you have already completed this, please post it to your Dojo portfolio. Here are the details again:

Creative Writing –  A Soup Recipe! After reading and re-reading ‘Stone Soup’ this week, I think it’s time for us to get creative and write our own recipes for soup. It could be any regular soup, like vegetable soup or tomato soup, for example. Or, it could be an imaginative soup, like Popcorn and Minstrel flavoured, or Gingerbread and Jelly Bean flavoured. The choice is yours! Be sure to include all the common features of recipes – ingredient list, cooking utensils needed, preparation and cooking times, how many people it serves and a step by step approach to making it.

  1. Grammar: English in Practice, Day 31 – English in Practice 31 – 42

Gaeilge

Note: Beidh litriú nua againn Dé Luain – New spelling list will begin on Monday

  1. Léigh an scéal ‘Uibheacha Briste’ os ard – Read ‘Uibheacha Briste’ out loud – 7. Uibheacha Briste

Freagair na ceisteanna i do chóipleabhar – Answer the questions in your copy.

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary.

 

Geography/History

Time to get started on our Poland projects. As I mentioned on Friday, it would be ideal if these could be presented in a large scrapbook. If it is not possible to get your hands on a scrapbook, an A4 folder or large poster would be just fine too.

You have until Friday, 15th May to complete your project. You will need to take a photo of each page and send them to me in a Dojo message or upload them to your Dojo portfolio.

Here is a checklist which tells you exactly how your project should be presented and what information needs to be included – Poland Project Checklist

Best of luck with your projects, everyone. Any questions, just ask!

Art

Concentrate on pieces of artwork that you can include in your Poland Project. These could include the Polish flag, traditional Polish folk art, traditional Polish dress and food, for example.

SPHE

Last week we had a think about some worries that we are experiencing right now. We also briefly talked about healthy ways of dealing with these worries so that they don’t take up too much of our time or keep us from having fun in our day to day lives.

When we are worried, breathing can help us to feel calm and relaxed. Read ‘Relax with Rainbow Breathing’ on this worksheet and give Rainbow Breathing a go –13. Rainbow Breathing

Complete the exercise by writing words and drawing pictures that you associate with feeling relaxed and positive.

 

Friday, 1st May, 2020

Happy Friday, everyone!

We have reached the end of another week. Well done to all those who continued to put great effort into their school work this week, and every week!

Next week we will begin to put together our projects on Poland. Over the weekend, I’d like you to source something to present your project on. A large scrapbook would be ideal, if you can get your hands on one.

Today is May 1st  – where did April go? As it is a Bank Holiday weekend, there will be no school work posted on Monday. We will return to normal on Tuesday.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 29, Friday review and problem solving column – Mental Maths Week 28 & 29
  2. Division – Complete page 41 questions 9 to 11 and the challenge – Division 1
  3. Times tables practice using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button or  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

 

English

  1. This week, all of our spellings contain a silent letter, for example, ‘architect’ where the h is silent and ‘subtle’ where the b is silent. Each day focused on a different silent letter.

Today, ask an older sibling or an adult at home to help you to test yourself on this week’s spellings. Ask them to read the spellings from the box below. You can either spell the words back to them out loud, or write them down like we do in school – whichever suits you better.

 

Monday – Silent H Tuesday – Silent K Wednesday – Silent B Thursday – Silent G
Character Knot Crumb Design
Chaos Knight Subtle Foreign
Architect knowledge Doubt Assign

 

  1. Yesterday, we had another look at the new words we came across in ‘Stone Soup’. You were given the task of linking each word to the correct explanation. Here are the words linked to the correct definition:
  1. Predicament – A difficult situation
  2. Intrigued – Interested in something
  3. Behaviour – The way a person behaves
  4. Anticipated – Something which is expected
  5. Dismayed – Shocked and upset

 

  1. Creative Writing – A Soup Recipe! After reading and re-reading ‘Stone Soup’ this week, I think it’s time for us to get creative and write our own recipes for soup. It could be any regular soup, like vegetable soup or tomato soup, for example. Or, it could be an imaginative soup, like Popcorn and Minstrel flavoured, or Gingerbread and Jelly Bean flavoured. The choice is yours! Be sure to include all the common features of recipes – ingredient list, cooking utensils needed, preparation and cooking times, how many people it serves and a step by step approach to making it.

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
Ollmhargadh – supermarket Torthaí – fruit Feoil – meat Arán – bread
Ag siopadόireacht – shopping Glasraí – vegetables Ceapaire – sandwich Cáis – cheese

Again, ask an older sibling or an adult at home to test you on this week’s spellings. Bain triail as!

Folamh nό Lán – Na freagraí

  1. Níl aon bhia sa chόfra.
  2. Níl, tá an cόfra folamh.
  3. Tá an tralaí lán.

 

Geography/History:

We are making our way through the many cultural traditions in Poland. Yesterday, in ‘Cultural Traditions in Poland’, you read about and took notes on Constitution Day, Independence Day and Corpus Christi. Today, I would like you to read pages 16 to 21 – St. Johns’ Eve, Harvest Festival and All Saints’ Day. Again, jot down key points as you go.

Next week we will make a start on our projects. All our work on Poland so far will be put to good use – the geographical and historical facts, customs and traditions, musicians and artists, scientists and inventors, and famous landmarks and tourist attractions.

Art/Music

Today, I would like you to complete any art activity you may not have finished since the Easter break. This could be:

  1. Polish Gwiazdy (Tuesday, 21st April)
  2. GAA Jersey Design Challenges (Thursday, 23rd April)
  3. Crazy Combo Creatures (Wednesday, 29th April)
  4. Fruit/vegetable observational drawing (Thursday, 30th April)

If you have completed all of the above, create a Polish Flag to go with your project.

SPHE

Return to your ‘Acts of Kindness’ log and fill in any kind acts you carried out this week – no matter how small. Looking at your log, are you proud of the kindness you showed to others this week?

PE

I hope you took the opportunity to participate in and enjoy ‘Active Home Week’ this week. Please post any completed Challenge Charts to Dojo.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 30th April, 2020

Good morning everyone,

I hope you are all well this morning. We are nearing the end of yet another week – keep up the good work.

Thursday means Urban Rascals – 1.30pm, as usual! Join in and share a photo of your participation to be in with a chance of winning a €10 voucher for The Treasury.

Please post at least one piece of work per day to your Dojo portfolio.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 29, Thursday column – Mental Maths Week 28 & 29
  2. Division – Different ways of doing division. Complete exercises 5 to 8 page 41 – Division 1
  3. Times tables practice using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button or  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

 

English

  1. Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain a silent letter, for example, ‘architect’ where the h is silent and ‘subtle’ where the b is silent. Each day focuses on a different silent letter.

‘design’, ‘foreign’ and ‘assign’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday – Silent H Tuesday – Silent K Wednesday – Silent B Thursday – Silent G
Character Knot Crumb Design
Chaos Knight Subtle Foreign
Architect knowledge Doubt Assign

 

  1. When reading ‘Stone Soup’ this week, we came across a number of new words. Your task here is to link each word to the correct description. If you are unsure about a particular word, find the word in the text and read the full paragraph – Reading Zone – Stone Soup. The context the word is in may make it a little easier to understand. If you are still unsure, use the online dictionary linked above to help you.
New Word Definition
Predicament The way a person behaves
Intrigued A difficult situation
Behaviour Something which is expected
Anticipated Shocked and upset
Dismayed Interested in something

 

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
Ollmhargadh – supermarket Torthaí – fruit Feoil – meat Arán – bread
Ag siopadόireacht – shopping Glasraí – vegetables Ceapaire – sandwich Cáis – cheese

 

 

Geography/History

Last week we started reading ‘Cultural Traditions in Poland’ on ‘Epic’. We wrote down key points about Name Day and Weddings, the Drowning of Marzanna and Easter in Poland. Today we will continue where we left off, on page 12, and read about Constitution Day, Independence Day and Corpus Christi. Again, note key points on each tradition in your copy as you go along. These will help you when it comes to planning your project.

Art

In this week’s story, ‘Stone Soup’ the villagers share their vegetables with Thomas so that he can make soup with his soup stone. For art today, we are going to draw some vegetables from memory, then from observation and compare them. So, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Choose a vegetable from your fridge that you will use for your drawings (a piece of fruit would be fine too!)
  2. Put your chosen vegetable back in the fridge, get a pencil and paper and draw the vegetable from memory
  3. Next, you will draw the vegetable from observation. This means that the vegetable will now be in front of you. You will look carefully at it before you begin to draw it. You will draw exactly what you see, rather than what you imagine it looks like
  4. Compare the vegetable drawn from memory to your observational drawing of the vegetable
  5. Take a photo of your two drawings side by side, post to your Dojo portfolio. I am looking forward to seeing them and will post my drawings tomorrow too!

SPHE

Worries – we all have them! You are not alone. It is important that we all have ways of dealing with our worries so that they don’t take too much of our time and energy, or stop us from enjoying the here and now. Have a read of the following ways in which we can deal with our worries. Then, jot down two of your own worries in the thoughts bubbles, and ways in which you can deal with them in a healthy way –12. Dealing with worries.

 

 

Wednesday, 29th April, 2020

Good morning one and all,

I hope you are all well. It is Wednesday already! Another week flying by.

How is ‘Active Home Week’ going for you all? I hope the Challenge Chart is proving helpful. Feel free to send in any photos from your 60 minutes of exercise!

Just a reminder to post at least one piece of work per day to your Dojo portfolio – there is lots of great work coming in at the moment, well done.

Stay safe,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 29, Wednesday column – Mental Maths Week 28 & 29
  2. Division – Different ways of doing division. Complete exercises 1 to 4, page 41 – Division 1
  3. Times tables practice using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button or  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

 

English

  1. Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school www.kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain a silent letter, for example, ‘architect’ where the h is silent and ‘subtle’ where the b is silent. Each day focuses on a different silent letter.

‘crumb’, ‘subtle’ and ‘doubt’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday – Silent H Tuesday – Silent K Wednesday – Silent B Thursday – Silent G
Character Knot Crumb Design
Chaos Knight Subtle Foreign
Architect knowledge Doubt Assign

 

 

  1. Reading Zone: ‘Stone Soup’. Read pages 88 and 89. Complete exercise D, page 91 – Reading Zone – Stone Soup
  2. Grammar: page 91, E. Rewrite the sentences using capital letters and either a full stop or a question mark, as needed. For example, no. 5 becomes ‘Emily bakes an apple tart for Jim every Monday.’ There is no question mark as this sentence is a statement, not a question.
  3. Reading: Continue to read a book of your choice for enjoyment, or log in to Epic and browse the hundreds of online books

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
Ollmhargadh – supermarket Torthaí – fruit Feoil – meat Arán – bread
Ag siopadόireacht – shopping Glasraí – vegetables Ceapaire – sandwich Cáis – cheese

 

  1. Léigh an scéal ‘Folamh nό Lán’ os ard – Read ‘Folamh nό Lán’ out loud – 6. Folamh no Lan

Freagair na ceisteanna i do chóipleabhar – Answer the questions in your copy.

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary.

 

Geography and History:

Wieliczka Salt Mine, near Krakow, is one of the top tourist attractions in Poland. The Salt Mine can be simply described as an underground kingdom of salt. It contains chapels and works of art hand-carved by miners, all connected by chambers and lit up by beautiful chandeliers – and all made from salt. Wieliczka Salt Mine is visited by over 1.2 million tourists every year. Read more about the Salt Mine – https://www.wieliczka-saltmine.com/

Take a virtual tour of the Salt Mine here, and see for yourself just why it is one of Poland’s top tourist attractions –

https://api.kopalnia.pl/panoramy/Wieliczka_EN/Wieliczka.html?&_&_ga=2.47559969.725353406.1588104775-1546033738.1588104775#pano968/176.9/-0.5/90.0

Art and SPHE:

Getting creative, using your imagination and having fun are all great practices for your wellbeing. Today we are going to do all three to create some Crazy Combo Creatures – 11. Crazy Combo Creatures

 

 

 

Tuesday, 28th April, 2020

Good morning all,

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is well this morning.

As I referred to yesterday on our Dojo Class Story, this week is Active School Week – now Active Home Week! Our goal is to complete at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day. I posted a link to a pool of ideas as to how you can make up your 60 minutes. There is no limit to what you can do! I also posted a Challenge Chart which will help you to keep track of your physical activity through the week.

Speaking of Active Home Week – Urban Rascals takes place at 1.30pm today as usual. There are two €10 vouchers for the Treasury up for grabs. So log in, take part and enjoy!

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 29, Tuesday column – Mental Maths Week 28 & 29
  2. Division – Remember, division is the opposite of multiplication

 

3 x 9 = 27                              so, 27 ÷ 9 = 3                              and, 27 ÷ 3 = 9

 

Complete exercises 1 to 4, page 38 – Division 1

  1. Times tables practice using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button or  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

    

English

Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school www.kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain a silent letter, for example, ‘architect’ where the h is silent and ‘subtle’ where the b is silent. Each day focuses on a different silent letter.

‘knot’, ‘knight’ and ‘knowledge’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy

Monday – Silent H Tuesday – Silent K Wednesday – Silent B Thursday – Silent G
Character Knot Crumb Design
Chaos Knight Subtle Foreign
Architect knowledge Doubt Assign

 

  1. Reading Zone: ‘Stone Soup’. Read pages 88 and 89. Complete exercises B and C, page 91, 92 – Reading Zone – Stone Soup
  2. Reading: Continue to read a book of your choice for enjoyment, or log in to Epic and browse the hundreds of online books

 

Gaeilge

 

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
Ollmhargadh – supermarket Torthaí – fruit Feoil – meat Arán – bread
Ag siopadόireacht – shopping Glasraí – vegetables Ceapaire – sandwich Cáis – cheese

 

Geography

Complete the following Poland Fact File worksheet – Poland Fact File. Use the books about Poland that we read on Epic, or simply do your research online.  https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/poland/ and https://www.ducksters.com/geography/country/poland.php will be of great help to you.

History

Frederic Chopin and Marie Curie are the two famous faces of Poland we have researched so far.

Choose one more individual from the following list to research and include in your project:

  1. Gunter Blobel – Nobel Prize winning biologist
  2. Wernher von Braun – Early rocket scientist
  3. Nicolas Copernicus – Astronomer
  4. Pope John Paul II

Today, carry out some online research and write a short account on your chosen character. You must include where in Poland they come from, why it is they are well-known or ‘famous’ and their field of study/discoveries/contributions they have made to the world we know.

SPHE

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind”

Yesterday, we discussed the importance of kindness and how a simple act of kindness can make a big difference to someone’s day. You thoughts of acts of kindness you intend to carry out, and wrote them down. Here is a template for you to log and keep track of the kind deeds you carry out each day – 10. My Acts of Kindness

 

Monday, 27th April, 2020

Good morning everyone!

Hope you all had an enjoyable weekend and are ready for the week ahead.

As normal, please post any work you complete to your Dojo portfolio. If everyone could post at least one piece of work each day, that would be fantastic.

Stay safe,

Ms. O’Byrne

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 29, Monday column Mental Maths Week 28 & 29
  2. Multiplication – Complete ‘The Pharmacy’ questions 1 to 11, as well as Challenge 1 and 2 Multiplication 1
  3. Times tables practice using https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button or  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

English                           

  1. Spellings: Three spellings per day as normal. You will learn your three spellings and put them into sentences each day. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school www.kids.wordsmyth.net

This week, all of our spellings contain a silent letter, for example, ‘architect’ where the h is silent and ‘subtle’ where the b is silent. Each day focuses on a different silent letter.

‘character’, ‘chaos’ and ‘architect’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday – Silent H Tuesday – Silent K Wednesday – Silent B Thursday – Silent G
Character Knot Crumb Design
Chaos Knight Subtle Foreign
Architect knowledge Doubt Assign

 

  1. Reading Zone: ‘Stone Soup’. Read pages 88 and 89. Complete exercise A, 1 to 5 on page 90 Reading Zone – Stone Soup
  2. Reading: Continue to read a book of your choice for enjoyment, or log in to Epic and browse the hundreds of online books

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
Ollmhargadh – supermarket Torthaí – fruit Feoil – meat Arán – bread
Ag siopadόireacht – shopping Glasraí – vegetables Ceapaire – sandwich Cáis – cheese

 

  1. Léigh an scéal ‘Tá Ocras Orm’ os ard – Read ‘Tá Ocras Orm’ out loud 5. Ta Ocras Orm

Freagair na ceisteanna i do chóipleabhar – Answer the questions in your copy.

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary.

 

History:

Marie Curie – On Friday, you read all about Marie Curie. Re-read the text, and answer the following questions:

Marie Curie – Comprehension

  1. Why did Marie Curie move to France?
  2. When did the Pierre et Marie Curie station first open?
  3. Who helped Marie Curie to install over 200 x-ray machines?
  4. Find a word in the first paragraph that is a synonym for ‘important’?
  5. What did Marie Curie observe about injured soldiers?
  6. What was different about Marie Curie’s life in France and her life in Poland?
  7. How would you describe Marie Curie’s character? Give reason for your answer.
  8. In 2009, Marie Curie was named ‘The Most Influential Woman in Science’. Do you think she deserved this title? Explain your answer.

SPHE

We all know how important it is to show kindness to all at this time of uncertainty. Showing kindness doesn’t cost a penny and can make a huge difference to someone’s day.  You can show kindness in the simplest of ways – by smiling, being polite, helping out around the house or calling a relative, for example. Complete this worksheet by filling in acts of kindness you intend to carry out this week 9. Acts of Kindness

Friday 24th April, 2020

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday! I hope you are all well this morning. Another week down, time is flying.

Well done again to those continuously sharing their work with me – you are doing brilliantly. I am loving your Wellbeing Acrostic Poems especially, they are so full of positivity!

Enjoy your weekend everyone and stay safe,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: Week 28, Friday column and problem solving column – Mental Maths Week 28 & 29
  2. Revision of Multiplication: Page 36, complete question 5 in your copy. Multiplication 1
  3. Spend 10 minutes playing any Maths game of your choice at http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

English

  1. This week, all of our spellings contain the letters ‘st’, where the ‘t’ is silent. You had three spellings to learn and put into sentences each day. Today, ask an older sibling or an adult at home to help you to test yourself on this week’s spellings. Ask them to read the spellings from the box below. You can either spell the words back to them out loud, or write them down like we do in school – whichever suits you better. Let me know how you get on!

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Listen Whistle Wrestle Christmas
Fasten Thistle Castle Mistletoe
Glisten Apostle Rustle Christening

 

  1. Reading Zone: ‘Krakus and the Dragon’, re-read the story and answer the following questions in your copy:
  1. Describe the dragon’s appearance.
  2. What problems did the Dragon cause for the people of the village?
  3. How would you have slain the dragon if the villagers had asked for your help?
  4. What was your favourite part of the story? Why?
  5. Give the story another title. Give reason for your title.
  6. Do you think the illustrations go well with the story? Why/why not?

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
ag ithe  –  eating bricfeasta  –  breakfast im  –  butter tόsta  –  toast
sa chistin  –  in the kitchen ag ullmhú  –  preparing subh  –  jam bainne  –  milk

Again, ask an older sibling or an adult at home to test you on this week’s spellings. Bain triail as!

 

Geography/History

  1. Poland: I have assigned another book on Epic – ‘Cultural Traditions in Poland’. Read pages 4 to 11. As you read, jot down at least one key point about Poland itself, Name Day and Weddings, The Drowning of Marzanna and Easter in Poland. This information will help you when it comes to preparing your project.
  2. Marie Curie: Yesterday, we introduced Marie Curie. You watched a short video about Marie Curie’s life and her achievements. Let’s read a little further into her amazing discoveries and why her work is so well-known today. She is certainly a famous face I would be including in my project – Marie Curie – Comprehension

 

SPHE

Today we are going to talk a little bit about being speaking kindly to yourself. It sounds so simple, but really, it is so important! When you speak kindly to yourself, you are not only doing yourself a favour, you are also doing the world around you a favour. Speaking kindly to ourselves helps us to be happier, kinder and more understanding towards others. Have a read of some of the kind things we ought to be saying to ourselves, and complete the ‘Kind Mind Selfie’ – 8. Kind Mind

 

 

Thursday 23rd April, 2020

Good morning everyone,

Thursday already, the week is flying!

Well done to everyone who sent in work yesterday. Feel free to send anything you have completed, even if it is from a week or two ago – I will still be more than happy to see it.

Our progress on Epic is looking great. As a class, we have read for a total of nearly 74 hours, and completed 163 books. That is quite a lot of reading! It will be of huge benefit to you all. Well done and keep it up.

As with every Tuesday and Thursday, Urban Rascals takes place at 1.30pm today. Be part of the action!

If you have any questions at all, please email me at sobyrne@bunscoilris.ie, or send me a message through Dojo.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: Week 28, Thursday column – Mental Maths Week 28 & 29
  2. Revision of Multiplication: Page 35, complete exercises 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and the challenge in your copy – Multiplication 1
  3. Spend 10 minutes playing Fruit Splat Multiples at http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/multiples/fruit-splat-game/ to get some times tables practice in.

 

English

  1. This week, all of our spellings contain the letters ‘st’, where the ‘t’ is silent.

‘Christmas’, ‘mistletoe’ and ‘christening’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

www.kids.wordsmyth.net will help you to clarify the meaning of any words you are unsure of.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Listen Whistle Wrestle Christmas
Fasten Thistle Castle Mistletoe
Glisten Apostle Rustle Christening

 

  1. Poetry: Read the poem ‘What and Why and When and How and Where and Who’ by Rudyard Kipling – RZ – What and Why and When . Answer the questions about the poem in your copy.
  2. Reading: I have assigned a book on Epic for you to read – details in Geography/History section below.

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
ag ithe  –  eating bricfeasta  –  breakfast im  –  butter tόsta  –  toast
sa chistin  –  in the kitchen ag ullmhú  –  preparing subh  –  jam bainne  –  milk

 

  1. Léigh an scéal ‘Dé Sathairn’ os ard – Read ‘Dé Sathairn’ out loud – 4. De Sathairn

Freagair na ceisteanna i do chóipleabhar – Answer the questions in your copy.

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary.

 

Geography/History

  1. Project Work: Today, we will continue to read the assigned ‘Poland’ book on Epic. Yesterday you read pages 1 to 15 and completed a quiz. If you have not taken this quiz yet, please do so today. We will read pages 16 to 30 today, and will take another quiz when we complete the book on Friday.
  2. During the week we read about Frederic Chopin, the well-known Polish composer and piano player. Marie Curie is another one of Poland’s famous faces. Watch this video to discover who Marie Curie was and what she contributed to the world we know today – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP2d1Rz6Qog

Art

Continue designing your GAA jerseys – I am looking forward to seeing them! I have posted the information and template to our Class Dojo story, for anyone still on the lookout for it. Visit  https://www.damienquinndraws.com/gaajerseydesignchallenge and scroll down to the bottom of the page to see some of the amazing entries already submitted.

SPHE

Take a look at this video which focuses on our wellbeing, identity and values – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om3INBWfoxY

When you have watched the video, use the template to create your own ‘Wellbeing Acrostic Poem’. Your poem should communicate what ‘wellbeing’ means to you, what your values are and how they play a part in your life. I look forward to seeing them! 7. Wellbeing Acrostic Poem

 

Wednesday 22nd April, 2020

Good morning all,

I hope everyone is well and rearing to go this morning!

Pop over to the Dojo School Story where I posted information about the ‘GAA Jersey Design Challenge’. I know many of you would be interested in entering and would do a terrific job!

Remember, RTE’s Home School Hub runs every day from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Home School Hub takes place through Irish on TG4, too!

Please send on any work you have completed via your Dojo portfolio or messenger.

Stay safe,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: Week 28, Wednesday column – Mental Maths Week 28 & 29
  2. Revision of Multiplication: Page 34, complete exercises 3, 4, 5 and 6 in your copy – Multiplication 1

Remember,

*Multiplying any number by 0 gives you 0, for example, 2 x 0 = 0

*Multiplying any number by 1 gives you one set of the original number (there is no change), example, 5 x 1 = 5

*Multiplying any number by 10, add a 0 to the original number, example, 6 x 10 = 60

  1. Complete the challenge at the bottom of page 34.

 

English

  1. This week, all of our spellings contain the letters ‘st’, where the ‘t’ is silent.

‘wrestle’, ‘castle’ and ‘rustle’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

www.kids.wordsmyth.net will help you to clarify the meaning of any words you are unsure of.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Listen Whistle Wrestle Christmas
Fasten Thistle Castle Mistletoe
Glisten Apostle Rustle Christening

 

  1. Reading Zone: ‘Krakus and the Dragon’. Re-read pages 84 and 85. Complete exercises D and G, page 87, in your copy – Reading Zone – Krakus and the Dragon
  2. Grammar: Page 87, Exercise D. Here, you will be inserting commas into the sentences to separate the adjectives. Be careful, you do not put a comma between the last adjective and the noun. For example, ‘The girl brushed her long, shiny, black hair’, and ‘I was nervous crossing the old, narrow, worn bridge’.
  3. Reading: I have assigned a book on Epic for you to read – details in Geography/History section below.

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
ag ithe  –  eating bricfeasta  –  breakfast im  –  butter tόsta  –  toast
sa chistin  –  in the kitchen ag ullmhú  –  preparing subh  –  jam bainne  –  milk

 

  1. Léigh an scéal ‘Bialann Frazi’ os ard – Read ‘Bialann Frazi’ out loud – 3. Bialann Frazi

Scríobh na ceisteanna seo i do chóipleabhar – Write these questions in your copy:

 

Cén post atá ag Niamh?  (What job does Niamh have?)

Oibríonn Niamh mar dochtúir     (Niamh works as a doctor)

Cén post atá ag Pόl?    (What job does Pόl have?)

Oibríonn Pόl mar fiaclóir     (Pόl works as a dentist)

 

Freagair na ceisteanna i do chóipleabhar – Answer the questions in your copy.

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary.

 

Geography/History:

Yesterday, we discussed some of the terms which are important for us to understand and be aware of when preparing our project on Poland.  Your task was to link each term to the correct definition, as done here:

  1. Population – The number of people living in a country
  2. Culture – The language, ideas, customs and traditions of a group of people
  3. Continent – A large body of land, usually made up of more than one country
  4. Currency – The money used in a particular country
  5. Climate – The most common weather in a country
  6. Equator – An imaginary line that marks the centre of the earth
  7. Transportation – The way people get from one place to another

Project Work: For a little background information on our project, I have assigned a book on Poland for you to read. Log in to Epic and you will receive a notification to say that I have assigned a book named ‘Poland’ for everyone to read. Read pages 1 to 15. They will take you through Poland’s location, population, important cities and a little bit on the History of Poland. When you have read these pages, click the three question marks on the top right hand side of the page. This will take you to a short quiz I created. Take the quiz, do your best!

SPHE

We are continuing with positive emotions today. As we said, positive emotions feel good, and they’re good for you! Take time to experience them and pay attention to them during your day. Complete this worksheet which will get you thinking about times when you feel inspired, loved, joy and time when you feel like laughing – 6. Positive Emotions Continued

 

 

 

Tuesday 21st April, 2020

Good morning everyone,

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all well this morning.

Just a quick note to let you know about a local short story competition ‘The Great Wexford Short Story Contest’. The competition is open to all Primary School children in County Wexford and is running every week for 12 weeks. Children are given a topic or prompt each week to base their stories on. For example, the prompt for week 1 of the competition was;

“Yes, kids”, Mammy said. “We are definitely lost”.

We are now in week 3 of the competition.  The prompt for this week is;

“The children watched in awe as the oddly shaped glowing figure in the distance seemed to be making its way towards them…”

Check out ‘The Great Wexford Short Story Competition’ Facebook page for more information.

Stay safe,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

*RTE Home School Hub

Remember, RTE’s Home School Hub runs every day from 11:00am to 12:00pm. The teachers and guests cover school work and lots of fun learning activities. Here is a snapshot of what they will be exploring this week RTE Home School Hub 20 – 24 April

*Urban Rascals Keep Fit Class

Urban Rascals continues today at 1.30pm. There is a fantastic study centre to be won! Take part, take a photo and send it via messenger to our school Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning. Send your photos on to our Class Dojo too.

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: Week 28, Tuesday column – Mental Maths Week 28 & 29
  2. Revision of Multiplication: Take a look at the Challenge at the bottom of page 33. Give it a shot! The weight of the medicine ball is 9kg. Each child lifted the ball a certain number of times. Your task is to find the total weight lifted by each child individually, and then, find the total weight lifted by all the children together.

On page 34, read the box at the top of the page. Complete exercises 1 and 2 in your copy – Multiplication 1

3. Visit topmarks.co.uk and spend 10 minutes practicing your times tables by choosing one of the games.

English

  1. This week, all of our spellings contain the letters ‘st’, where the ‘t’ is silent.

‘whistle’, ‘thistle’ and ‘apostle’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

www.kids.wordsmyth.net will help you to clarify the meaning of any words you are unsure of.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Listen Whistle Wrestle Christmas
Fasten Thistle Castle Mistletoe
Glisten Apostle Rustle Christening

 

  1. Reading Zone: ‘Krakus and the Dragon’. Re-read pages 84 and 85. Complete exercises B and C, page 86, in your copy – Reading Zone – Krakus and the Dragon
  2. Reading: Continue reading on Epic, or a book of your own, purely for enjoyment!

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
ag ithe  –  eating bricfeasta  –  breakfast im  –  butter tόsta  –  toast
sa chistin  –  in the kitchen ag ullmhú  –  preparing subh  –  jam bainne  –  milk

 

  1. Léigh an scéal ‘Picnic’ os ard – Read ‘Picnic’ out loud – 2. Picnic

Scríobh an cheist seo i do chóipleabhar – Write this question in your copy:

 

An maith leat bananaí?

Is maith liom bananaí / Ní maith liom bananaí

 

Freagair na ceisteanna i do chóipleabhar – Answer the questions in your copy.

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary.

 

Geography/History

Over the next couple of weeks you will be preparing your own research project on Poland. Pupils will be presenting their projects to the class on our return to school. Don’t worry about your project for now, we won’t be starting it for a little while yet.

Before we begin to think about what we would like to go into our project to make it informative, interesting and fun, there are a number of terms we need to familiarise ourselves with. It is important that we understand the meaning of each of these terms in order to present information about Poland (or any country!) in a meaningful way. Let us see which ones you are familiar with already.

Link each term to its definition:

Climate                                                             The number of people living in a country

Continent                                                         The language, ideas, customs and traditions of a group of people

Currency                                                           A large body of land, usually made up of more than one country

Population                                                       The money used in a particular country

Culture                                                              The most common weather in a country

Transportation                                                An imaginary line that marks the centre of the earth

Equator                                                             The way people get from one place to another

 

Take a look at this short video to get a sneakpeek at the beautiful scenery and experiences Poland has to offer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCelkqmkxMs&feature=emb_title

Art

Today, we are going to create some Polish Gwiazdy. Gwiazdy means ‘stars’ in Polish.  This paper cutting craft comes from the Kurpie and Lowicz regions of Poland.

Visit https://www.dltk-kids.com/world/mgwiazdy.html for illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Results should look something like this:

finished paper craft

SPHE

Feeling positive emotions: Positive emotions feel good, and they’re good for you! We should look for ways to make time for positive emotions in our everyday lives, and pay attention to them. Complete this worksheet which will get you thinking about times when you feel calm, proud, grateful, amazed and interested – 5. Feeling Positive Emotions

PE

Urban Rascals Keep Fit Class continues today at 1.30pm. Join us!

 

 

Monday, 20th April, 2020

email: sobyrne@bunscoilris.ie

Welcome back one and all!

I hope a lovely Easter was had by everyone. It was quite different from the Easter break you would have had last year, I’m sure– but I hope it was enjoyable, nonetheless. I hope you went on plenty of sunny walks and enjoyed many an Easter egg!

Time for us to get back into the swing of things. I will be setting work for you each day (Monday to Friday) – please post any work you complete to your Dojo portfolio. Alternatively, you can send me your work through Dojo messenger. Try your best with each task and please contact me if you have any questions.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

*Kennedy College Art Competition

Kennedy College have invited all pupils to enter an art competition. They would like you to illustrate/demonstrate your understanding of Covid 19 through art. Photographs of your entries should be emailed to Kennedy College at kennedycollege@wwetb.ie . More information on this competition is available on the school’s website.

*RTE Home School Hub

Remember, RTE’s Home School Hub runs every day from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Here is a snapshot of what they will be exploring this week – RTE Home School Hub 20 – 24 April

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths: Week 28, Monday column – Mental Maths Week 28 & 29
  2. Revision of Multiplication: Here is the chapter we will be working from – Multiplication 1 . Complete page 33, exercises 1 to 5 in your copies. Remember, to find the product of two numbers, you multiply the two numbers together.
  3. Visit topmarks.co.uk and spend 10 minutes practicing your times tables by choosing one of the games.

English

  1. Spellings: You will have three spellings per day as normal Each day you will be learning your three spellings and putting them into sentences. If you are not sure what a word means, you might ask an adult at home to help you or use a dictionary to find the meaning. This is the online dictionary we have been using in school kids.wordsmyth.net – it is very helpful.

This week, all of our spellings contain the letters ‘st’, where the ‘t’ is silent.

‘Listen’, ‘Fasten’ and ‘Glisten’ are your spellings for today.

Practice your ‘Look, say, cover, write, check’ for each, and put them into sentences in your copy.

 

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Listen Whistle Wrestle Christmas
Fasten Thistle Castle Mistletoe
Glisten Apostle Rustle Christening

 

  1. Reading Zone: ‘Krakus and the Dragon’. Read pages 84 and 85. Complete exercise A, 1 to 5 on page 86 – Reading Zone – Krakus and the Dragon
  2. Reading: I’m sure many of you kept up your great reading over the Easter break. Pick up where you left off on Epic, or read a book of your own for at least 20 minutes.

 

Gaeilge

  1. Ár litriú an tseachtain seo:
Dé Luain Dé Máirt Dé Céadaoin Déardaoin
ag ithe  –  eating bricfeasta  –  breakfast im  –  butter tόsta  –  toast
sa chistin  –  in the kitchen ag ullmhú  –  preparing subh  –  jam bainne  –  milk

 

  1. Léigh an scéal ‘Bricfeasta’ os ard – Read ‘Bricfeasta’ out loud – 1. Bricfeasta

Freagair na ceisteanna i do chóipleabhar – Answer the questions in your copy.

Bain úsáid as www.focloir.ie  chun cabhrú leat – Use www.focloir.ie to help you, if necessary.

 

Geography

The story we are looking at in our Reading Zone this week is ‘Krakus and the Dragon’. This story comes from Poland. There is a city in Poland named after the main character in the story, Krakus. Can you guess which city that is?

Open Google Maps. Find Poland.

  1. Identify the countries that border Poland.
  2. What is the capital of Poland?
  3. Find Krakow. What part of Poland is it in – north, south, east or west?
  4. Name three other cities in Poland.
  5. Have you ever been to Poland? Or have you ever lived in Poland? If so, share a little bit of what you know about it. Post to your Dojo portfolio.

Music

Frederic Chopin is thought to be Poland’s greatest composer of music. He composed mostly piano music. By the age of 6, Chopin was a very capable piano player and had already started to write his own piano music. ‘A Young Girl’s Wish’ is a traditional Polish song, and one of Chopin’s best known pieces of music. Listen to it here –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__taEpwLAjU

Did you enjoy this piece of music? Why/why not?

SPHE

  1. Jot down a couple of sentences in your Dojo Journal about what you got up to over the Easter break.
  2. Happy Memory Snapshots! Sit back and have a think about four of the happiest times in your life. Remembering these happy times makes us feel good about ourselves. Use this template to draw a picture of each memory and write a sentence or two about each one – Happy Memory Snapshots.

 

 

 

 

Friday, 3rd April, 2020

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday!

We have reached the end of another school week. Well done to you all for the great efforts you continue to put in to your class work – give yourselves a pat on the back!

I hope you all enjoyed World Autism Awareness Day. It was lovely to come together as a school community, all dressed in blue, to show our support. Well done to everyone who sent in beautiful Autism Awareness logos and Acrostic Poems – they are all fantastic. For people with autism and their families, every day could be Autism Awareness Day. However, it is lovely for them to have their very own day to celebrate who they are, and we are very lucky to be able to celebrate with them.

Easter holidays begin on Monday. While teachers won’t be setting school work for you, it does not mean you don’t have work to do! Over the next two weeks, I would like you to focus on your practical life skills and how you can help out at home. Some very simple examples include – keeping your room organised and tidy, putting away your clothes neatly, sorting your clothes for the laundry, helping to put away the groceries, washing and drying dishes or helping load and unload the dishwasher and watering the houseplants, to name a few. There is no end to the number of things you can do around the house to be helpful.

If you’re looking for a little bit of school work, however, you can always look back over the work I have posted each day and complete anything you missed along the way. There are also plenty of fun activities to be found on our school Twitter feed. Keep logging into Epic and continue your reading – you are doing so well! Stick with Duolingo also – you will be surprised at how much your Irish can improve through even 5 minutes practice per day. Also, RTE 2’s Home School Hub will be running each day, 11am – 12pm. I would really encourage you all to tune into this each, it is a brilliant resource.

You all know how important it is that we keep active. Get out for walks if you can, enjoy the sunlight we are getting at the moment. Of course, Urban Fitness Keep Fit class will continue each Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm. Joe Wicks also runs exciting fitness programmes on a daily basis, live through Youtube  – check him out!

If I can be of help to anyone, feel free to send me a message through Dojo. I am happy to help if I can!

Enjoy the Easter break and take care of yourselves,

 

Ms. O’Byrne

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 27, Friday and problem solving column
  2. Visit topmarks.co.uk. Click on ‘Maths’, ‘subtraction grids’, and ‘two numbers’. See how many subtraction calculations you can do in 2 minutes.
  3. While on topmarks.co.uk, get some times tables and division facts practice in, 15 to 20 minutes.

 

English

  1. Take a look at this poem, ‘I’m supposed to be at school today’. It was written by a student, Lucy Short

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In your copies, answer the following questions.

  • What is this poem about?
  • In what ways is Lucy living life a little differently at this time?
  • How does Lucy feel?
  • Can you relate to how Lucy is feeling?
  • What message can we take from Lucy’s poem?

I really enjoyed reading Lucy’s poem. It reminded me that we are not alone in this difficult time – everyone is experiencing the same thing. The final few lines also reminded me that this strange time in our lives will pass, and that we must have hope.

Gaeilge

  1. Foclόir don Cháisc – Easter vocabulary. Foclόir don Cháisc
  2. Scríobh na focail nua i do chóipleabhair – I would like to transfer this new vocabulary into your copies
  3. Abair gach focal os ard, arís is arís eile – Practice saying each word aloud, three times.
  4. Dathaigh na pictiúirí – Colour the pictures

Also, continue your progress with Duolingo.

History

Yesterday, you chose one well-known person with autism, and carried out some research into his/her life. Today, I would like you to choose a second person from this list and do some research into their life, too. If you know of a well-known person living with autism who is not on this list, feel free to do your research on them. Here is the list that we had:

  • Hans Christian Andersen – Children’s author
  • Susan Boyle – Singer
  • Tim Burton – Movie Director
  • Albert Einstein – Scientist and Mathematician
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Classical Composer

 

SPHE

I would like you write your own poem about Covid-19, and this experience.

It can be an Acrostic Poem ‘COVID 19’, or just a regular poem, like the one we read today.

You might refer to:

  • Lockdown
  • The different way you are living your life right now
  • Things we can no longer do for the moment
  • What you miss the most
  • Questions we might have
  • Fears we might have
  • Other feelings
  • Positives in this difficult situation
  • Hope
  • The future

I know you will do a great job, and I am really looking forward to seeing these poems. Please share on Dojo. Thank you!

 

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020

 Good morning everyone,

As you all know, today is World Autism Awareness Day. I hope you’re all sporting something blue, ready to show your support and celebrate those in our school and community living with autism. Well done to those of you who created and shared Autism Awareness logos – each and every one of them are fantastic. Great care and thought went into them and they send a clear and strong message about how beautiful and unique individuals with autism are, and how they are supported and included by their community.

It’s Thursday, which means another Urban Rascals Keep Fit class! Be in with a chance of winning a prize by sending us a photo of you and your workout buddies – outdoors, wearing blue, taking part in Urban Rascals class.

A big well done to those of you who are sharing your work with me through Dojo each day – you are all doing a terrific job, and I am delighted to see each and every piece of work that comes in. Keep up the fantastic work.

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 27, Thursday column
  2. Maths problem – Estimate weight Maths Poster 8 Estimate weight
  3. Complete this Ultimate Division Challenge. Time yourself or ask someone to time you. The answers are on the page 2 to help you with your corrections afterwards. Each incorrect answer adds one second on to your overall time. Let me know how you get on!Ultimate Division Challenge

English

*Please post your notes from George’s Youtube video clip to your Dojo portfolio please*

We have created many Acrostic poems this year. Acrostic poems are something you all enjoy creating, and I enjoy reading! Today, we are going to write one in honour of World Autism Awareness Day.

First, we will write the Acrostic poem. Then, as part of our Art lesson for today, we will colour and decorate it. Take a look at these examples:

To begin, it might be a good idea to jot down some words that come to mind when you think about autism. For example, strong, brave, amazing, admirable, courageous, unique, individual, intelligent, talented, gifted. These words might help you along the way. Now, time to create your own! Please share your finished product through Dojo.

Reading: Log into Epic and continue where you left off. Many of you have soared up through the reading levels and are doing really well. Keep up the great reading!

Gaeilge

How did you all get on with Duolingo yesterday? Leave a little note in your Dojo journal to let me know what you thought of it.  For today, continue on where you left off – see if you can reach the next level!

History

Autism is certainly not a new thing, history is full of well-known people who have lived with autism. Below are a number of well-known individuals who had/have autism. I would like you to choose one of these individuals and carry out some research into their lives.

  • Hans Christian Andersen – Children’s author
  • Susan Boyle – Singer
  • Tim Burton – Movie Director
  • Albert Einstein – Scientist and Mathematician
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Classical Composer

Where did they come from? What are they famous for? What have we got to thank this person for?

Art

Your task today is to design and decorate the Autism Acrostic poem you have just written. Turn your poem into a colourful, eye-catching poster, just calling out to be read! Remember that bright colours represent hope for those with autism and their families, so the brighter, the better!

SPHE

Gratitude Journals – keep them going, thank you to those of you who have shared them on Dojo.

Busy Break Bingo – Keep them ticking over. Many of you are flying through them!

 

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020

 Good morning all,

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all well.  I also hope there is another beautiful sunny day in store for us today, just like yesterday. Take some time to get out into the garden and enjoy it.

Did you all enjoy both Home School Hub and Urban Rascals yesterday? I hope so. Home School Hub takes place each morning 11am – 12pm on RTE 2, while Urban Rascals is every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm, live on their Facebook page.

This week, from March 30th to April 5th is World Autism Awareness Week.

During Autism Awareness Week, we make an extra special effort to learn a little bit more about what autism is, we try to understand what it be might like to have a diagnosis of autism, and we also make a big effort to identify ways in which we can help individuals with autism deal with the world around them.

During Autism Awareness Week, we also aim to spread awareness and acceptance of autism. We celebrate each person with autism as an individual, with their own unique personality, interests, gifts and talents.

Lots of our learning and activities will tie in with Autism Awareness Week. I would like to encourage everyone to get involved and celebrate individuals with autism in our school and community.

So, the first thing we are asking everyone to do is to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day with us on April 2nd.You can show your support for Autism Awareness Day very simply by wearing something blue, taking a photo and sending it to us!

 Take care everyone,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 27, Wednesday column
  2. Maths problem – Shapes Maths Poster 7 Shapes
  3. Complete this Ultimate Times Tables Missing Numbers Challenge. Time yourself or ask someone to time you. The answers are on the page 2 to help you with your corrections afterwards. Each incorrect answer adds one second on to your overall time. Let me know how you get on! Tables Missing Numbers Challenge

English

*Please complete this English activity before your Art activity today*

  1. In the following video clip you will meet George.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIK2yXfrCfw

George is going to tell you all about himself and his life with autism. While watching the video, I would like you to take notes under the following headings:

  1. Things George enjoys doing
  2. Things George does not enjoy doing
  3. George’s specialized interests and skills
  4. How George’s senses differ from my senses
  5. How autism effects George’s daily life
  6. How George has learned to cope with challenges he faces

Reading: Log into Epic and continue where you left off. Many of you have soared up through the reading levels and are doing really well. Keep up the great reading!

Gaeilge

I would like you to give Duolingo a go! Go to www.duolingo.com or download the Duolingo app if using an iPad. Next, you need to ‘Create a Profile’, and will need an adult at home to help you to do this. Once your profile has been created, select ‘Basics 1’ as your path, and you’re ready to go. Bainigí sult as!

Music 

Open this link and let the music play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlnYANIVslc

Lie down, close your eyes, relax and listen to the calming music.

Art

The Autism Awareness logo is a ribbon covered in a jigsaw puzzle pattern. The puzzle pattern with many different shapes reflects how every individual with autism is entirely unique. There is no one type of autism – no two individuals with autism are the same – yet, they all link together. The brightness of the colours of the ribbon signals hope for people with autism and their families.

Today, I would like you to design your own logo. Your logo must have the words ‘Autism Awareness’ on it. Your pictures should be meaningful – they should show that each individual with autism is their own unique person, yet they all fit together in understanding and supporting each other.

Here is a template for you Autism Awareness – Design a Logo

SPHE

  1. As you know, we have our very own Autism Unit in our school – Carrickmore. Carrickmore is a wonderful space where individuals with autism in our school may go to take a break from the classroom, which may become a little overwhelming at times. Lots of great learning takes place in Carrickmore too! We are very lucky to have Ms. Doyle and Ms. Kenny – they know exactly what to do to make the school environment a lovely place to be for our friends with autism.

Have a look at this short video clip – you will meet ‘The Trummies’ who will give us 5 good rules for an autism-friendly school.   https://youtu.be/KwT8gdWfC10

  1. Gratitude Journals
  2. Busy Break Bingo

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 21st March, 2020

Good morning all!

So, RTE’s Home School Hub brought the classroom to your sitting room for the first time yesterday. I hope you all got to tune in and enjoy it! What did you think? I thought Múinteoir Ray, Múinteoir John and Múinteoir Cliodhna were great! Tune in from 11am to 12pm today to keep up to speed.

Get active with Urban Rascals today at 1.30pm in another Keep Fit class. It has been brilliant to see so many children taking part at home, lots of siblings and parents too – keep the photos coming! The prize up for grabs this week is a Home Study Centre. To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, log in to Urban Rascals Keep Fit class on today at 1.30pm, and share a photo of your participation.

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 27, Tuesday column
  2. Maths problem – True or false? Maths Poster 6 True or False
  3. Complete this Ultimate Times Tables Challenge. Time yourself or ask someone to time you. Each incorrect answer adds one second on to your overall time. Let me know how you get on! Tables Challenge 1

English

*Post a picture of your “Go Wild” mind-maps to your Dojo portfolio please*

  1. Reading Zone: ‘The Ghost’, page 80 and 81. Read and complete B and C in your copies. For those of you who don’t have the book, these are the pages you need Reading Zone – The Ghost
  2. Reading: Log into Epic and continue where you left off. Some of you are flying up through the levels, well done.
  3. Under the Hawthorn Tree:

At the beginning of the children’s journey, they are instructed to go to the workhouse as their parents are gone and they have no one to support them. The children make the decision to go to Castletaggart in search of their great-aunts instead. Mary-Kate helps them to escape from the workhouse group, and they set out on their long and difficult journey.

Re-read chapter 5, The Road to the Workhouse

In your copies, answer the following questions:

  1. What was the workhouse? Why did Kitty O’Hara want to go there?
  2. Mary-Kate helped the Eily, Michael and Peggy in many ways. Write a short paragraph on the ways Mary-Kate helped the children. What do you think was the most helpful thing she did for them?
  3. What do you think you would have done if you were in Eily, Michael and Peggy’s shoes? Do you think you would have: Stayed in the cottage? Gone to the workhouse? Gone to the great-aunts? Other?

Give reasons for your answer.

Gaeilge

Ól  (to drink) – Aimsir Chaite

Mé                         D’όl mé                I drank

Tú                           D’όl tú                   You drank

Sé                           D’όl sé                  He drank

Sí                             D’όl sí                    She drank

Sinn                       D’όlamar              We drank

Sibh                       D’όl sibh              You (plural) drank

Siad                        D’όl said               They drank

Scríobh na habairtí san Aimsir Chaite

  1. (όl + sí) bainne. = D’όl sí bainne.
  2. (όl + sibh) caife.
  3. (όl + sinn) uisce.
  4. (όl + mé) cόla.
  5. (όl + siad) tae.

 

Handwriting

Handwriting book, page 7 and 8

Art

Keep those beautiful rainbows coming in please! Also, please post any remaining art work to your Dojo portfolio please.

PE

Urban Rascals Keep Fit class – 1.30pm

SPHE

  1. Question of the day: ‘What can I do to help the people around me at this difficult time?’ Today I would like you to type your answers into your Dojo journal please.
  2. Carry on with your Gratitude Journal and log the three things you are grateful for each day.
  3. Tick off another ‘Busy Break Bingo’ task. Send photos please!

 

Monday, 30th March, 2020

Good morning everyone,

It’s Monday – the beginning of a fresh new week! It was the perfect weekend for getting active in the garden and soaking up some sunshine. I hope you all enjoyed it.

I have a couple of important points to kick-start our week:

  • Today, RTE are broadcasting their first ‘Home School Hub’ Virtual Classroom, from 11am – 12pm on RTE2, as well as online. The ‘Home School Hub’ is a fantastic initiative and I would really encourage you to tune in at 11am to see what they’re up to and get involved. There will be lots of fun and engaging lessons and activities for all from 1st to 6th I will be tuning in myself, for sure, so we can catch up about it after! For more information, visit  https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2020/0326/1126525-rte-are-launching-a-home-school-hub-for-primary-school-students/
  • The Urban Rascals prize up for grabs this week is a Home Study Centre! This was kindly donated to the school by a parent. To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize log in to Urban Rascals Keep Fit class on Tuesday at 1.30pm, and share a photo of your participation.
  • Schools meals: Parents, many thanks to those of you who have responded to the text regarding interest in weekly school meals. If you have not yet responded to this text, please do so at your earliest convenience. We need to confirm numbers of those interested. Check Facebook page for further information.

In terms of our school work:

  • I had a glance at our class on Epic – some of you are putting great time into your reading and are completing book after book. All this reading will be of great benefit to you – keep it up.
  • Thank you and well done to the children who are sharing their work with me through Dojo – I am delighted to see it. Again, if you have trouble posting photos of your work to your portfolio, send them to me in a message. Photographs of work done in your copies is perfectly fine. Please post any work you have left from last week. Thank you.

 

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 27, Monday column Mental Maths Week 27
  2. Maths problem – Diamond or square? Maths Poster 5 Diamond or Square
  3. Complete the multiplication wheel for 9, 10, 11 and 12 times tables. Again, ask someone to time you for each set (attached to Friday’s post)

English

*Post a picture of your five questions from the We Love Books podcast to your Dojo portfolio please*

*Post a picture of your “Go Wild” mind-maps to your Dojo portfolio please*

  1. Write a Weekend Recount in your Dojo Journal (Go to your Dojo home page, click ‘journal’, write your Weekend Recount’, and click ‘Hand In’).
  2. Reading Zone: ‘The Ghost’, page 80 and 81. Read and complete A, 1 – 5 in your copies. For those of you who don’t have the book, these are the pages you need Reading Zone – The Ghost
  3. Reading: Log into Epic and continue where you left off. Some of you have put great time into your reading, well done.
  4. Under the Hawthorn Tree:

Mother often recalled ‘the good old days’ and told the children stories from her childhood to allow them to escape their reality for a short time. On one occasion, she told them all about her eighth birthday – what she was wearing, who was there, what they ate, what gifts she received and all about the wonderful music and dancing. She wondered if any of her children would ever get to celebrate their birthdays this way.

 

Re-read page 34, from “Did I ever tell you..”, to page 35 “.. dancing lesson”.

 

In your copies, write a paragraph about Mother on her eighth birthday. In your writing, try to show how she felt warm, happy and secure.

 

Gaeilge

We will be looking at the Aimsir Chaite, while still focusing on our theme of ‘Bia’.

Ól  (to drink) – Aimsir Chaite  

Mé                         D’όl mé                I drank

Tú                           D’όl tú                   You drank

Sé                           D’όl sé                  He drank

Sí                             D’όl sí                    She drank

Sinn                       D’όlamar              We drank

Sibh                       D’όl sibh              You (plural) drank

Siad                        D’όl said               They drank

 

Complete the following sentences in your copies. The first one is done for you.

Líon na bearnaí

  1. ____________________________ cupán tae. (mé) = D’όl mé cupán tae.
  2. ____________________________ uisce. (sinn) =
  3. ____________________________ bainne. (siad) =
  4. ____________________________ caife. (tú) =
  5. ____________________________ cό (sé)

Geography

*Post your National Tree Week poster to your Dojo portfolio please*

*Post a photo of your completed letter to your Dojo portfolio please*

Read about the Wonderful Woodlands and answer questions 1 to 5 in your copies Wonderful Woodlands

Handwriting

Further practice, page 5 and 6.

Complete this in your books, pencil only please.

SPHE

  1. Question of the day: ‘Can you think of a time when you were just too excited to sleep? What was happening the following day?’ Discuss with a sibling or adult at home.
  2. Carry on with your Gratitude Journal and log the three things you are grateful for each day.
  3. Tick off another ‘Busy Break Bingo’ task. Send photos please!

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Good morning everyone,

Happy Friday! That was quite a fast week, I thought. How about you?

Hopefully, in a couple of weeks, we’ll be right back in our classroom doing our normal Friday morning tests and heading down to assembly. After this experience, I think it’s safe to say we’ll never take our routine for granted again.

But for now, we’ll work with what we have. Keep those Gratitude Journals going – they are a very helpful thing to have at a time like this.

Have a lovely weekend everyone – read books, watch movies, tell stories, bake cakes, flick through old photographs and enjoy the company of your family.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 26, Friday and Problem Solving column
  2. How many shapes can you see? Solve it! Maths Poster Solve It 3
  3. Complete the multiplication wheel for 5, 6, 7 and 8 times tables – get someone to time you for each set of tables. I reckon you’ll be fastest at the 5 times tables, let me know if I’m wrong! Multiplication Wheels

English

*Post a picture of your five questions from the We Love Books podcast to your Dojo portfolio please*

*Post a picture of your “Go Wild” mind-maps to your Dojo portfolio please*

  1. Reading: Log into Epic and continue where you left off. If anyone has trouble logging in, please let me know.
  2. Writing: I will have a look at your “Go Wild” mind-maps over the weekend, and we can hit the ground running with our stories next week. The closing date (13th April) is not all that far away! Thank you to those of you who posted them to Dojo already. If you haven’t had the chance yet, please do as soon as you can. Thank you.
  3. Novel: Let’s go back to ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’.

In chapter 3, Mother goes to the village to exchange some of her belongings for food. While she is gone, an old woman and her son call to the house. The woman said they were tired, sore, thirsty and in need of help. Eily went to answer the door, but Michael stopped her. He had thought on his feet, very quickly, and had a plan.

Re-read chapter 3, Nothing to Eat.

Answer the following questions in your copies:

  1. Why didn’t the children welcome the woman and her son?
  2. Do you think it was irresponsible of Mother to go to the village and leave the children on their own?
  3. Do you think Michael’s plan was clever? Why?
  4. What do you think happened to the woman and her son after they left the door and set off down the lane?
  5. What do you think you would do in the same situation? Would you let the strangers in? Why?

 

 

Geography

*Post your National Tree Week poster to your Dojo portfolio please*

Save our Hedgerow:

Today you will complete the second green ‘To Do’ box Save Our Hedgerow Page 2

The children wrote a letter to the planning authority. They wanted to let them know that they were worried that the process of building three new houses in the field would disrupt the trees, plants, wildlife and their homes. They hoped their letter would result in the planning authority instructing the builders to protect the trees and plants already there.

The children’s letter has been started for you. Your task is to finish it!

*Post a photo of your completed letter to your Dojo portfolio please*

 

Handwriting

  1. Revise all lowercase letter joins – complete page 4
  2. Practice Capitals and their lower case – complete page 5

Remember:

  1. Sit up straight
  2. Don’t grip your pencil too tightly
  3. Keep your forearm of your writing hand on the table

SPHE

  1. Question of the day: ‘What do you miss most about your normal every day routine?’

Discuss with a sibling or adult at home.

  1. Carry on with your Gratitude Journal and log the three things you are grateful for each day.
  2. Post a note to your Dojo portfolio about how you are getting on with your ‘Busy Break Bingo’. Take photos of the tasks as you complete them, send them to me and I will post them to our Dojo class story.

 

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Hello again everyone!

My apologies – I didnt realise that the ‘Save the Hedgerow’ scanned pages wouldn’t enlarge for you. I’ll try again! Save Our Hedgerow Page 1 Save Our Hedgerow Page 2

Hi everyone,

Don’t forget – LIVE Urban Rascals Keep Fit class today at 1.30pm. It is so important that we stay active, fit and healthy at this time, so tune in!

Congratulations once again to Zofia Filipiak. Zofia shared a fantastic photo of herself taking part in Tuesday’s Keep Fit class and was chosen to be the lucky winner of a FitBit. Well done Zofia! Be sure to tune in today to be in with a chance of scooping up some more great prizes, both parents and children.

Also, log into Class Dojo to be in with a chance of winning (another!) pizza party!

Stay safe,

Ms. O’Byrne

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 26, Thursday column
  2. Is bigger always better? Solve it. Ask an adult at home to help you Maths Poster Solve It 2
  3. Complete the multiplication wheel for 1, 2, 3 and 4 times tables – get someone to time you for each set of tables Multiplication Wheels

English

*Post a picture of your five questions from the We Love Books podcast to your Dojo portfolio please*

  1. Reading Zone: In your copies, page 95, D and E.
  2. Reading: Log into Epic and continue where you left off. Delighted to see some of you making such great use of all the reading material available to you!
  3. Writing: It’s time to start putting down some of your ideas for the We Love Books writing competition. The third and fourth class theme “Go Wild” could, in fact, be about anything! Try to think outside of the box. There will be hundreds of entries – wouldn’t you like yours to stand out? You could “go wild” while on a family trip to the wilds of Africa, or when planning a surprise birthday party. You could even “go wild” when creating playground games with your friends. Let your imagination “go wild” and jot some ideas down in a mind-map! This template will help you Story Mind Map – Go Wild

 

Geography

*Post your National Tree Week poster to your Dojo portfolio please*

In keeping with the theme of National Tree Week, we are going to read ‘Save Our Hedgerow’. This text tells us about children who became worried about the field next door to their school when they learned that three new houses were going to be built on it. They knew the field was home to many trees, plants and wildlife.

Here are the pages you need

Your task is to read both pages. Today, I would like you to complete the first green ‘To Do’ box. In your copies, match the plant to its description.

Tomorrow (Friday), you will complete the second green ‘To Do’ box.

SPHE

  1. Question of the day: ‘What five words do you think describe you best? Why?’

Discuss with a sibling or adult at home.

  1. Carry on with your Gratitude Journal and log the three things you are grateful for each day.
  2. How is your ‘Busy Break Bingo’ going? You should have a number of tasks ticked off at this stage. Let me know how you’re getting on with the different tasks. Log in to your Dojo profile and click ‘journal’. This brings you to a blank page where I would like you to tell me a little bit about the Busy Break Bingo tasks you have already completed – Which have you done? How did they go? Did you complete them alone or with siblings? Did you feel they gave your brain a break?

 

 

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Hi everyone,

Thank you once again to all who signed up to our Class Dojo. If you are yet to sign up, please do so as soon as possible. The code you need was sent via text yesterday.

Class Dojo will allow you to show me all the wonderful work you have been doing! But first, I need you to sign in using the following code within the next 48 hours. Follow these instructions:

  1. Open Class Dojo app or the website page dojo.me
  2. Click ‘Enter text code’, or tap ‘I’m a student’ on the app
  3. Enter the code WUR GXF to sign in

Once you have signed in, you will see a list of all the pupils in our class. Click on your own name, which will take you to your own personal profile. This is where you get creative!

The first thing I’d like you to do is personalise your avatar – you can do this by tapping the little pencil beside your avatar. I am looking forward to seeing your creations!

Secondly, I would like you to do a test run of posting a piece of your work to your portfolio. Last week, one of your tasks was to design your own book cover for ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’. Take a photo of your piece of work. To post it to your portfolio, go to your Dojo profile and click on ‘Portfolio’, then click on the blue plus sign, attach file and image. This will allow you to search your device for the photo you took of your work. Find and select the photo to post it to your profile. Only you, your parents and I can see your work. It won’t be visible to everyone. Please post your completed book covers to your portfolio today. I am looking forward to seeing them!

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

English

  1. Reading: Well done to those of you who signed into Epic, chose a book and got stuck into it. Please do the same today for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Reading Zone: In your copies, page 94, exercise B and C.
  3. RTE Junior headquarters have launched a brand new podcast called We Love Books. It is all about what makes authors write and what makes us read. I’d like you to listen to it. While you do, I’d like you to write down at least five questions. We will share and answer these on Class Dojo in the coming days https://www.rte.ie/culture/books/2020/0218/1116127-we-love-books/.

We Love Books is also launching a nationwide writing competition – you can read about it on the webpage linked above. The third and fourth class theme is “Go Wild!”. Entries must be 500 words or less and the deadline is April 13th. No need to put pen to paper yet, but get your thinking caps on and begin to imagine how you intend to “Go Wild” with your writing!

 

Maths

  1. Mental Maths, Week 26, Wednesday column
  2. Which carrots are more expensive? Solve it! Maths Poster Solve It 1
  3. Go to sheppardsoftware.com and play any of the addition, subtraction, multiplication or division games for 15 minutes.

Geography

Today I would like you to download the app ‘LeafSnap’. LeafSnap is a plant identifying app – take a photo of a leaf, upload it to the app, the app will identify its tree and give you lots of information about it.

I’d like you to go on a short nature walk – it could just be around your back garden. Take a couple of photos of leaves you come across, upload them to LeafSnap and find out all about them. Take note of your findings in your copies.

Art

As I mentioned above, I’d like you to log into Class Dojo and personalise your avatar. Put your own spin on things and let your personality shine through this little character!

SPHE

  1. Question of the day:

Describe what you imagine would be an amazing day in your life. What are you doing that makes it so amazing?

  1. Gratitude Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020
Today, please take a look at Urban Rascals on the Urban Gym Facebook Page. Tomorrow they are bringing you a really fun children’s fitness class at 1:30pm live from New Ross. Anyone who posts a photograph of themselves working out on the school website will have their name put into a draw with a chance to win a FitBit! Really looking forward to seeing some photos!
Win a pizza party for your class by logging into Class DoJo.
English:

  1. Reading Zone: The Golden Harp. Read pages 92 and 93. For anyone who does not have their book, here are the pages you need Reading Zone . Complete A, 1 to 5 in your copies.
  2. Reading:

Have you ever heard of ‘epic!’ ? In a nutshell, it is the online book version of Netflix! It is a digital library which offers you access to thousands and thousands of books. I have set up an Epic account for our class. Each of your names have been input already. Your job is to get to the Epic website, log in using our class code and click on your name. Find your instructions below.

Once you have followed the instructions and enter Epic, have a look around! Wherever your interest lies, there is a book for you! Pick one, curl up and enjoy.

Class Login Instructions

If you are using a laptop or chromebook:

  1. Open up your web browser
  2. Go to getepic.com/students
  3. Log in with our class code: vus9094
  4. Select your name and you’re in!

If you are using iOS or Android:

  1. Download the Epic app and open it
  2. Select ‘Have an account? Log in’, then click ‘Students and Educators’
  3. Log in with our class code: vus9094
  4. Select your name and you’re in!

 

Maths:

  1. Mental Maths, Week 26, Tuesday column
  2. Play ‘Hit the Button’ for 15 – 20 minutes to practice 6, 7 and 8 times tables https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Geography:

This week, from Saturday 21st of March to Friday 27th of March, is National Tree Week!

This year’s theme is “Healthy Trees Healthy Planet”.

Let us familiarise ourselves with the trees of Ireland by studying the following powerpoint

Trees of Ireland PPT

Art:

Here is the official poster for promoting and raising awareness

of National Tree week 2020

National Tree Week 2020 | Tree Council – Postponed

Today, I would like you to design your own poster to raise awareness of National Tree Week 2020. Make sure your poster reflects this year’s theme “Healthy Trees Healthy Planet”.

 

SPHE:

  1. Question of the day:

What is the best thing about being the age you are at the moment?

Discuss this with a sibling or adult at home.

  1. Continue your Gratitude Journal. Reflect on your day and jot down the three things you feel grateful for.
  2. Busy Break Bingo – Keep the momentum going and tick off another task!

PE:

Tune in to Urban Rascals (through Urban Gym Facebook page) at 1.30pm to enjoy some Keep Fit classes.
Andy from Urban Gym in New Ross has created a new class for pupils. It should be great fun.
A Fit Bit can be won by a pupil who takes part in the class and posts a photo on our school website afterwards!
Again, log in using the Urban Gym Facebook page. Have fun!

 

 

Monday, 23rd March, 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope a safe and enjoyable weekend was had by all. The weather was beautiful – I hope you got out into the fresh air to soak it up, safely.

It’s the start of a new week. Let us start as we mean to continue, by going about our days positively, productively and patiently. Our current circumstances are not ideal, but we are all in this together.

Take care,

Ms. O’Byrne

Maths:

  1. Mental Maths, Week 26, Monday column Mental Maths 25, 26
  2. Play ‘Hit the Button’ for 15 – 20 minutes to practice 3, 4 and 5 times tables https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

English:

  1. English in Practice, Revision Days 31 – 40 English in Practice Revision 1 -10
  2. Reading – Reread ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’, Chapter 3, ‘Nothing to Eat’.

In this chapter, mother goes to the village with the hope of selling some of her belongings for food. This is the advice she gives her children before setting off for the village:

‘Keep the fire going.’

‘Get some water in.’

‘Stay indoors.’

‘Keep the door shut.’

Answer the following questions in your copies:

  1. Give reasons for each piece of mother’s advice.
  2. What three pieces of advice might your parent/guardian give you if you had to be left at home alone for a short while? Suggest a reason for each piece of advice.

History:

I am looking forward to getting the chance to revisit life in the Irish workhouse through your Workhouse sensory poems from last week!

This week, we are going to look a little more closely at the history of the Great Famine. At the very back of your ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ book, you will find a couple of pages, titled ‘A Simple History of the Great Famine’. Have a read. Answer the following questions in your copy:

  1. What were the main circumstances that led to the Famine?
  2. Why did so many people die in the years 1845 to 1850?
  3. What help was available to the Irish people?
  4. What were the long-term effects of the Famine on Ireland?

SPHE:

  1. Question of the day:

Is it worse to fail at something or to never attempt it at all?

Discuss this with a sibling or adult at home.

  1. Continue your Gratitude Journal. Reflect on the weekend you just had and jot down the three things you feel grateful for.
  2. Busy Break Bingo – Scan the options and select your next target. Don’t forget to mark them off as you go along!

 

 

Friday, 20th March, 2020

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday to you all!

At this stage, I hope you are falling into a nice routine around completing your school work at home – it takes a day or two to get into the swing of things, I know! Setting an alarm, getting up, having a shower, eating breakfast and getting stuck into your schoolwork gets your day off to a great start. When you put your head down and motor on with what you need to do, you can get a real sense of achievement as early as lunchtime. It’s a great feeling!

So, why not set yourself a target of having your day’s schoolwork done and dusted by a certain time? You’ll be surprised by how much you can achieve when you set yourself a goal and put your mind to it. Good luck!

If you or your parents have any questions, please email them on to sobyrne@bunscoilris.ie.

Stay safe!

Ms. O’Byrne

Maths:

  1. Mental Maths, Week 25, Problem Solving and Friday Review columns (worksheet linked in Wednesday’s post)
  2. Play ‘Hit the Button’ for 15 minutes to practice halves and doubles

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

English:

  1. English in Practice, Revision Days 21 – 30 (worksheet linked in Wednesday’s post)
  2. Reading – Reread ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’, Chapter 17, page 142. Answer the following questions in your copies:

Title        Under the Hawthorn Tree:  Chapter 17   ‘Journey’s End’

  1. What does Peggy accidentally walk into?
  2. Who do the children meet at the shop with the blue and white shutters?
  3. What is the name of the lane where the aunts’ shop used to be?
  4. Which of the aunts is your favourite? Why?
  5. At the end of the book, Eily feels that her heart will always belong to her home back in Duneen. Put yourself in Eily’s shoes, how do you think you would feel in this situation?
  6. Did you enjoy the ending to this book? Give reasons for your answer.

History:

  1. Yesterday we read about workhouses established in Ireland during the Great Famine. We also carefully looked at and discussed drawings of workhouses. This helped us to visualise the workhouses in our minds, and imagine what life must have been like for people on the inside. Today, we are going to use this visualisation along with our other senses to create a Workhouse Sensory Poem. Please use this template Workhouse sensory poem

Music:

Give this song a listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr1rzSSMsac

Heard it before? I’m sure you have!

‘The Fields of Athenry’ is one of the most popular Irish songs there is. It has been translated into 50 different languages and you will find 846 different versions of it on Youtube.

Despite its popularity, few people seem to know about the history or background of the song. This song is, in fact, an Irish folk ballad, set during the Great Irish Famine. The songs tells of a man named Michael who comes from a place in County Galway called Athenry. At the height of the Irish Famine, Michael was caught stealing food for his starving family and was sentenced to deportation to Botany Bay off the coast of Australia.

Geography:

Use Google Maps to locate the village of Athenry in County Galway and answer the following questions in your copy:

  1. How many kilometers is it from New Ross to Athenry?
  2. If you were travelling by car, how long would it take to get from New Ross to Athenry?
  3. If you were using public transport to travel from New Ross to Athenry, what mode of transport would you take? How long would this journey last?

Now, use Google Maps to locate Botany Bay, off the coast of Australia.

  1. What major Australian city is Botany Bay relatively close to?

 

SPHE:

  1. Continue your Gratitude Journal and jot down the three things you feel grateful for today. Over time, it may become a symbol of gratitude for you – even by just looking at it you will feel a sense of appreciation for all that you have.
  2. Busy Break Bingo – Scan the options and select your next target. Don’t forget to mark them off as you go along! (linked to yesterday’s post)

 

Thursday, 19th March, 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope that you all got on well with yesterday’s work – again, what matters is that you give the work your best effort. I am looking forward to seeing those book covers! For today:

Maths:

  1. Mental Maths, Week 25, Wednesday and Thursday columns (worksheet linked in yesterday’s post)
  2. Go to sheppardsoftware.com, click on any of the addition, subtraction, multiplication or division games. Enjoy for 15 minutes!

English:

  1. English in Practice, Revision Days 11 – 20 (worksheet linked in yesterday’s post)
  2. Reading – If you have not already done so, please read ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’, Chapter 17 (our final chapter!), page 142. Answer the following questions in your copies:

Title        Under the Hawthorn Tree: Chapter 16 ‘Castletaggart’

  1. Why does Peggy climb through the gap in the wall?
  2. Name three items that are in the bag.
  3. Why do you think the priest puts his handkerchief to his face when speaking to the children?
  4. Why do people avoid looking at the children?
  5. Eily and Michael are anxious. This is making them feel as though Peggy is gone for a very long time. Can you think of a time when you felt anxious and time seemed to stop, or pass very slowly? Write about it – half a page will do!
  6. The children finally reach their destination. How do you think they feel? Describe their emotions in this chapter.

History:

  1. Visit this page to read about soup kitchens and workhouses in Ireland during the Famine

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/3rd-+-4th-class/history/history-the-full-story/ireland-in-the-19th-centu/soup-kitchens-and-workhou/

  1. This drawing illustrates a scene at the gate of a workhouse during the Famine. Look at the drawing closely. Think about what you can see and write down your thoughts. Discuss the drawing and questions underneath with an adult at home.

Workhouses – Look and discuss

SPHE:

  1. Continue your Gratitude Journal – log away those three things you are grateful for each evening. They can be as simple as being grateful for the nice weather this morning which allowed you to get out for a walk, hearing your favourite song on the radio or being lucky enough to tuck into a delicious meal for dinner. These are all things we should be thankful for!
  2. Brain Break Bingo! In the grid below you will find a range activities that you can complete in your own time – they are enjoyable activities that will give your brain a short break from all the learning you are doing! Be sure to tick off the activities you have completed along the way – one per day would be ideal. Enjoy!
  3. Get some fresh air! If you can safely enjoy some time in the outdoors, please do. The fresh air will help you to feel more energised, will help you to sleep better and will relieve symptoms of being cooped up indoors for a little too long.

Busy Break Bingo

Finally! Don’t forget to check out our Twitter feed – plenty to keep you busy!

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

 

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020

Hello everyone,

Firstly, a belated Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you all. I hope that you and your families are all keeping well.

Over the course of the school closure, I will be posting work on this page for you to complete. There will be a mixture of Maths, English, Irish, SESE, art, music and SPHE – all sorts! It is important that we continue to engage with our school work, despite not being in the school building. You may come across some bits and pieces that you find challenging, but give everything your best shot – that’s all we can do!

For all of this work, you will need to start one new copy. Just one copy will do – all subjects can go into it. Please make sure that you title all of your work correctly, including the subject, the title of the activity you are completing and the date. This will be a great help to me when I go to correct all of your work when we return to school. Also, be mindful of your handwriting – wouldn’t it be great to earn your pen license this year!

 

Wishing you and your families all the very best,

Ms. O’Byrne

 

Maths:

Mental Maths, Week 25, Monday and Tuesday columns (No need to print out the worksheets, just write the answers into your copies)

Go to www.sheppardsoftware.com, click on ‘Fruit Splat Mixed Operations’ on the right hand side. Enjoy for 15 minutes!

English:

English in Practice, Revision Days 1 – 10

Reading – Read ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’, chapter 16, page 135. If you cannot resist going ahead to the final chapter, feel free to read chapter 17 too!

Art:

Design a new book cover for ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’. What sort of pictures come into your head when you think about Eily, Michael and Peggy’s long journey? Use the template below.

News 2Day:

Watch the latest episode of News 2Day that you can find. As you listen, write down at least five questions for an adult or older sibling at home.

SPHE:

Start a Gratitude Journal. It is very important for us to appreciate and be thankful for what we have – both the big things and the little things in life. You might be thankful for your family, friends, pets, favourite books and films, time to relax, etc. Reflecting on our day and writing down three things that we are thankful for is a great way to end your day. You might begin with – ‘I am thankful for…’, ‘I am grateful for…’, ‘I appreciate…’. Try it!

 

English in Practice Revision 1 -10

Mental Maths 25, 26

Book Cover Design