Ms. Cooney

Monday 8th of June:

Good morning all. This is the beginning of themed week learning for you. I want to say a huge thank you to all  of you who have kept up the hard work, sent me pictures and have tried your best with the learning. I also want to take the opportunity to say thank you to the parents for helping out and it is very much appreciated.

 

This week your work will be posted on padlet. Please follow the link below or copy and paste it for your web browser.  this link below to find you work for the week. Please send me on any pictures and look on the school story on Dojo for updates 🙂

https://padlet.com/jryan133/gwx3shrszt6quot2

 

Friday 5th of June: 

Happy Friday all, yet another week down of home schooling!! It will be a little different  next week as it will be an Art/Craft and baking week. I will post more information on Dojo.

English: 

Like always on a Friday, please give yourself a spellings test of the spellings you covered this week 🙂

 

Direct Speech: Open the attached sheet and complete activities A, B and C. 

direct speech 1

Corrections to Reading Zone E: 

  1. released, untalkative, night.
  2. quiet, smooth, moon
  3. take, old, whispered
  4. closed, exited, quickly
  5. light, started fasting

 

Maths:

Correct your MM from yesterday.

Thurs mm corr

Complete your Friday test and problem solving.

Fri MM test

Space Maths Challenge: I am attaching some challenge cards. Try them out 🙂

Space Maths Challenge

Mathletics: Please complete your activities on Mathletics.

 

Gaeilge: 

  • Open the attached sheet and revise the rules for the endings of Aimsir Chaite agus Aimsir Fháistineach Briathra Aon Siolla agus Dhá Shiolla, Leathan agus Caol. (Past and Future, 1 and 2 syllable, broad and slender verbs)verbs – Root agus A.C agus A.F. 

 

Science: I am attaching a link with more information on the company “Tesla”- have a read.

https://kids.kiddle.co/Tesla_Motors

 

Visual Art: 

Here is a video of how the number 1001 can be turned into a car doodle. Give it a try!

That is everything for today everyone.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Chat Monday 🙂 

 

Thursday 4th of June: 

Good morning everyone. Don’t forget Urban Rascals is on today at 1.30pm.

English: 

Spellings: See Monday’s post

Group 1: 9-12

Group 2: 9 & 10

Writing: Activity E on The Baby Sentry. This is based on antonyms- these are words which have opposite meanings such as tall/short or day/night. Try your best!!

The Baby Sentry

Reading: A little bit different today. I want you to look at the information based on Space X which i mentioned yesterday. Spend 5 minutes reading the information on this web page.

https://kids.kiddle.co/SpaceX

 

Maths: 

Correct your MM from yesterday.

Weds Corr

Complete Thursday MM.

Thurs 4-6

Rules and Properties: 

Answer to yesterday’s bracket work:

3a. 9     b. 32     c. 5

4a. 9     b. 33     c. 65

Now complete qs 5

Brackets

 

Gaeilge: 

Bláthanna agus Beacha

Leigh an chéad leathanach sa scéal nua ‘Bláthanna agus Beacha’ leathanach 100 agus 101 – Read the first page of the new story ‘Flowers and bees’ page 100 and 101.

Bain úsáid as https://www.focloir.ie/ga/ nó d’fhoclóir chun na focail nua a aimsiú – Use this website or your dictionary to look the meaning of new words.

Scríobh an Ghaeilge agus an Béarla do na focail seo i do chóipleabhar – Write the Irish and English for these words in your copy.

  1. Gabhar
  2. buartha
  3. carbhán
  4. rócliste
  5. domhain

History: We have been looking at Space X and Elon Musk. Please have a look at the powerpoint below on Elon Musk.

Elon Musk

Research Elon Musk, Space X and Tesla and see what information you can find 🙂

 

PE: 

Urban Rascals at 1.30pm

 

Something fun: 

I had seen this post yesterday and I thought it was pretty smart!! Something I never realised. Have a watch 🙂

Watching the clock for so many years, I did not pay attention to it. What a magic.

Posted by Debashish Chittaranjan Roy on Sunday, May 24, 2020

Another day of work done. Chat tomorrow.

 

Wednesday 3rd June: 

Good morning all, half way through the week already as we had the bank hol, 🙂 Hope you are all well!!

  1. RTE School Hub Monday-Friday at 11am.
  2. Urban Rascals Tuesday and Thursday each week at 1.30pm. 
  3. Cúla4 Ar Scoil on at the moment and each day from 10am to 10.30am on TG4, fun way to revise and refresh your Gaeilge.
  4. Join up for Mathletics.
  5. Reading every day for at least 15 minutes.

English: 

Spellings: See Monday’s post.

Group 1: Spellings 5-8

Group 2: Spellings 5 & 6

Reading and Writing: Continue on with The Baby Sentry and complete activity D.

Corrections: Answers to B & C from The Baby Sentry.

B1. overjoyed     2. enchanted     3. crazy      4. distressed     5. shrivelled     6. echoed

C1. Initially       2. hollering         3. clambered     4. interval     5. dishevelled    6. consolation

 

Maths:

Correct your MM from the answers below.

Tues MM corr

Complete Weds MM.

Weds MM 3-6

 

Rules and Properties: Yesterday you looked at the rules of brackets (you do the sum in the bracket first!!). Correct your work from yesterday please.

(b) 20 x (10 x 2) = do the sum in the bracket first 10x 2 = 20   So your sum is now 20 x 20 = 400

c. 34

2a.  5       b. 84     c. 5

Now please complete qs 3 & 4

Rules and Properties

Mathletics: I hope you tried the puzzles from yesterday. I have updated your Mathletics with new tasks for you all.

 

Gaeilge: Yesterday you look at An Gorta Mór (The Great Famine). Today, I would like you to do activity A & B on the following page. Take your time with activity B and use a dictionary to help when necessary.

An Gorta Mór

 

SPHE: Water Safety 

I set you the task of getting familiar with the website and a powerpoint yesterday. Have a look at the fun, interactive resources from the PAWS website today 🙂

Fifth and Sixth Classes

 

History/ Science: 

Did any of you watch the Space X launch? We are going to move on from The Great Famine and have a look at Space travel as it is something highly relevant in today’s society.

Historic timeline of humans and space exploration. Below is a video giving a brief description of space travel. Have a watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f02BzO1wxb0

Two NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, aboard the Space X’s Crew Dragon launched into space if you missed the Space X launch. Space X is led by Elon Musk, who is also CEO of Tesla. Some of you may have heard about Tesla cars already. Have a read of the article below for more background info.

https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/post/humans-are-going-to-space-today.-5-reasons-why-the-spacex-launch-is-histori

 

Here is a video of the launch if you missed it (if you skip to around 1 minute 50 seconds you will get thte countdown)

That is everything for today. Chat tomorrow. 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd of June: 

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the amazing sunshine. It is a new month and now summer!! Don’t forget that Urban Rascals is on today at 1.30pm. 

 

English: 

Spellings:

Group 1: 1-4

Group 2: 1&2

Spellings 2-6

Reading and Writing: Reread the story “The Baby Sentry” from last week and complete activity C.

The Baby Sentry

Cursive Handwriting: At this stage, your handwriting books should nearly be finished. Please complete a page of cursive handwriting in your books or copies.

 

Maths: 

Correct Thurday’s MM with the answers below.

Thurs corr

Complete Tuesday’s MM.

MM 2-6

Maths Puzzles: Take a look at the puzzles on the following website and give them a go 🙂

5th Grade Grade 5 Page 1

Rules and Properties: Have a look at page 145 of your PM books or the image below. We are going to learn about brackets today. You do the sum in the bracket first.

eg. 11 + (44÷4) =

do the sum in the bracket first : 44 ÷ 4 = 11   

 Now go back to the original sum and see what you have left to do

The sum is now 11+11= 22

Please try all the questions in 1 and 2.

Brackets

 

Gaeilge: 

Seeing as we have been looking at The Great Famine in History, we are going to read a small piece of it from our Irish readers. Have a look at the first page of “An Gorta Mór” (The great Famine) and like usual, draw the pictures and the words into your copies.

An Gorta Mór

 

History: As you have been studying the Famine, have a look at this powerpoint for more information.

The Great Famine

I would like you to write down all the facts you have learned about the Famine. 10 Max!!

 

Water Safety: I had highlighted the PAWS website to you last year. Please use the following link as an introduction and have a look at the info.

https://online.flowpaper.com/7efd0784/PAWS4ENGLISHWEB/#page=3

That is everything for today. Take care and chat tomorrow. 

 

Thursday 28th of May:

 

Good morning everyone. Happy Thursday!! This is like our Friday as you have no school tomorrow or Monday as it is a bank holiday weekend. Don’t forget: Urban Rascals today at 1.30pm. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy it. 

 

English:

Spellings: see Monday’s post

Group 1: Spellings 13-16

Group 2: Spellings 13 & 14

 

Reading and Writing: The Baby Sentry is your familiar read for today. Please complete Activity B after reading.

The Baby Sentry

Covid Booklet: Continue you work on your Covid 19 booklet.

Covid 19 Time Capsule

Maths:

Correct your MM from yesterday with the corrections below.

Wed 27-5

Complete Thursday’s part of MM.

Maths 27-5

Rules and Properties: yesterday’s answer to Activity C:

2a. Subtact 12       b. Add 1.3

3a. Add 1.09         b. Add 2,2,1,2

4a. Add 4,6,4,6,4     b. Subtract 13

5a. Subtact 2.5          b. Subtract 0.08

6a. Subtract 2,3,2,3    b. Subtract 4, 8,4,8

Now complete activity D on pg 144 or from the image below.

Rules and Properties

Gaeilge:

Something fun for today! We had looked at Irish Seanfhocail when we were in school. Most of you had picked one and decorated it for an art competition. I am attaching a crossword today to see if you can remember any of these!! Use google to help you with the ones you are stuck on. Answers are on the last page.

SeanFhocail Crossword

 

History:

Unlocking SESE

Chapter 10: The Famine

Unlocking SESE 12-5

Read page 70 and 71 and complete the checkpoint questions on page 70.

Here is a powerpoint with more information based on The Famine also.

The Great Famine

 

SPHE:

Water Safety: Over the month of June, we will look at water safety. Please have a look at the website below and look at the video on the homepage today.

https://watersafety.ie/primary-school/

 

Have a fantastic long weekend everyone. Let’s hope it’s sunny. Chat Tuesday.

 

 

Wednesday 27th of May:

Good morning everyone, half way through the week. Please see Monday’s post for any reminders of the week.

 

English:

Spellings: see Monday’s post.

Group 1: spellings 9-12

Group 2: spellings 9 & 10

 

Reading and Writing: please read the last page of the story The Baby Sentry in your Reading Zone on pg 137. Then on pg.138, I would like you t complete Activity A into your copies. Just write the answers for today.

The Baby Sentry

Maths:

Correct your MM from yesterday.

Tuesday26-5

Complete Wednesday’s MM.

Mental Maths 27-5

Rules and Properties: We are continuing on with sequences today. I would like you to complete Activity C on pg 144 of your Planet Maths. The first one is done for you. I am going to do (b) as an example also.

  1. 1(b) 25,40,55,70,85 Add 15.

Rules and Properties

Gaeilge:

Please open the attached sheet which is all about items in our home (Sa Bhaile).roi-gl-36-sa-bhaile-word-mats

There are 5 pages. Today I would like you to study the items in the third list on page 1 : Sa Seomra Codlata (items we have in our bedroom) Use your dictionaries to look up the meanings of each word in this list and write the Irish word and English meaning into your copies. Your title is Sa Bhaile: sa seomra codlata. Scroll to page 3 when you are finished to check were you correct in your dictionary work.

 

History:

Unlocking SESE

Chapter 10: The Famine

Unlocking SESE 11-5

Read page 68 and 69 and complete the following task:

Research what life was like for Irish emigrants during the famine years once they arrived in America. Imagine you are one of these Irish emigrants. Write a letter to your family describing your voyage across the Atlantic. Talk about what you left and about the advantages and disadvantages of your new life compared to life back in Ireland.

 

Science:

Deep sea creature project due on Friday.

 

Visual Arts:

Pebble Art: you can use markers or paints for these at home if you have them. You can create a little pebble garden outside your home. I have seen lovely ideas in my local area as children are making fairy gardens in the local woods. Have a look and give it a go.

55+ Beautiful Pebble Art Ideas (With images) | Rock crafts, Stone ...Pebble Art Painting at PaintingValley.com | Explore collection of ...Don't Quit inspirational rock (With images) | Inspirational rocks ...

That is everything for today. Remember to keep up exercising and getting fresh air. Chat tomorrow. 

 

 

Tuesday 26th of May:

Hi all, hope you are all well. Please don’t forget that Urban Rascals is on today at 1.30pm.

 

English:

Spellings: See yesterday’s post.

Group 1: Spellings 5-8

Group 2: Spellings 5 & 6

 

Reading: Read pg. 136 of your Reading Zones or from the image below.

The Baby Sentry pg.2

Writing: Look up the following words in your dictionary and add these words to sentences.

  • Evict
  • Refuge
  • Interlude
  • Mortal
  • Sentry

 

Maths: 

Correct MM from yesterday.

MM CORR 25-5

Complete Tuesday’s MM.

MM 25-5

Rules and Properties: Continue your work with your sequencing. Complete Activity D. Please see yesterday’s post fro activity sheet.

Mathletics: Continue your work on Mathletics.

 

Gaeilge: 

Yesterday, you were looking at aidiachtaí. Today, please complete Activity F both tasks (7 sentences in total). Please go over the aidiachtaí and their meanings as these will come up frequently in Irish.

 

History:

 Unlocking SESE

Chapter 10: The Famine

Unlocking SESE

Read page 66 and 67, complete the History Detective and Checkpoint Questions.

 

SESE: 

Continue your projects on deep sea creatures.

 

Visual Arts: 

Some of you made gorgeous garden jars. To stick with our theme of the ocean…have a look at these lovely sea jars and maybe give them a go!! You can use markers or paints to design yojur jar and if you have any spare materials or shells you can glue them on.

46 Autumn Mason Jar Craft Ideas for Making Eye-Catching Fall ArtGallery Glass Sea Art Tutorial - Coastal Crafts with Paint

That is everything for today. Have a lovely day. Chat tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

Monday 25th of June:

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Some reminders for the week;

  1. RTE School Hub Monday-Friday at 11am.
  2. Urban Rascals Tuesday and Thursday each week at 1.30pm. Great prizes and great fun to be had!
  3. Cúla4 Ar Scoil on at the moment and each day from 10am to 10.30am on TG4, fun way to revise and refresh your Gaeilge.
  4. Join up for Mathletics.
  5. Reading every day for at least 15 minutes.

 

English:

Spelling list –tial words.

Group 1: Spellings 1-4

Group 2: Spellings 1&2

Spelling List 29

Writing: Unscramble the words on the sheet.

Reading: We are very close to the end of our Reading Zones. Today, we are going to look at the story, The Baby Sentry on pg 135 or from the image below. Read this page please.

The Baby Sentry

Dictionary Work: From the story, please look up the following words in your dictionaries and write their meanings into your copies.

  • Ecstatic
  • Enthral
  • Prise
  • Demented
  • Agitated

 

 

Maths:

Correct your Mental Maths test with the corrections below.

Problem solving

Complete Monday’s Mental Maths.

MM 25-5

Rules and Properties: We are going to look at number sequence today (you have done this lots in Mental Maths). I would like you to look at pg.143 or from the image below and do C. Here is an example for you;

10,20,30,40 ____,_____,___

Well each number is going up by ten so the next numbers are 50,60,70.

Number Properties

 

Mathletics: Lots of you still need to sign up…please check out new assigned tasks.

 

Gaeilge:

Aidiachtaí: I would like you to look at pg 94 of your Seo Leat books or from the image below. These are the adjectives and are in complete opposite to each other. Today I would like you to write these into your copies and use your dictionary to translate. For example, mór = big, beag = small.

Aidiachtaí

 

Music:

We are continuing to examine Traditional Irish Musicians today in Music. Please open the attached sheet from  Friday’s post and reread the information about the five various Irish bands and musicians. Go on Youtube and search for a song from each band/musician

 

PE:

Becci Whelan from 2 Many Dance Moves in New Ross has made up a really nice choreographed dance routine for you all. You might remember Becci from doing the Weaving Well-being dance programme last year. Have a go and I would love to see your moves on dojo!!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yl9hZJ9SlleRte99O7hdfF-oFHQaC603/view?usp=sharing

 

SESE:

Friday is the due date for your projects on deep sea creatures.

 

That is everything for today. Have a great day and chat tomorrow.

 

 

Friday 22nd of May:

 

Happy Friday everyone… another week of home schooling complete. The weather is meant to be fantastic this weekend so I hope you manage to get outside to enjoy it.

 

English:

Spellings: as usual, try as someone at home to test you on the spellings you have learned this week.

 

Grammar Work: Over used words

Please open the attached sheet and complete Section A+B.overused words 1

 

Maths:

Correct yesterday’s Mental Maths with the image below.

Complete your Friday Test and problem solving on your Mental Maths for this week.

The Circle: This week, we went over the parts of a circle. I am going to attach a worksheet for you to complete on the various parts of the circle. You might have to complete some research as the sheets get more difficult!!

Parts of a Circle

 

Gaeilge:

We have been looking at the story of Buachaill Cliste and translating words from the story. Today, I would like you to look at page 93 of you Seo Leat books or from the image below and complete exercise Dd at the top of the page. Use you foclóir to translate the words in the pink box and put full sentences into your copies.

Níl aon  ______ agam means I don’t have ________.

 

SESE:

I hope your projects on deep sea creatures are going well! I have posted lots about bioluminescence this week so maybe use this as a basis if you are struggling also. The deep sea is a fascinating place where scientists still have to fully explore!! You should be able find lots of facts online. Projects are due in next Friday!

 

Music:

We are moving onto examine Traditional Irish Musicians in Music. Read the information about the five various Irish bands and musicians.

roi2-mu-20-traditional-irish-musicians-and-groups-display-posters

 

That is everything for today. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I will chat to you on Monday.

 

 

Thursday 21st of May:

Good morning everyone, don’t forget Urban Rascals is on today at 1.30pm. Please keep sending me your work on dojo also.

Here is your work for today;

 

English:

Spellings: See Monday’s post.

Group 1: Spellings 13-16

Group 2: Spellings 13 & 14.

 

Writing: Today we are going to do some story writing. Please remember what we had gone over in class, such as conjunctions, overused words (for example “and then”), grammar, punctuation etc. I am going to attach a writing planner to help you with your story.

Begin a story with the words;

“If I’d known then, what I know now, I never would have…….”

 

This can be anything you like, such as saying yes to playing a match, to going sky diving (you can be as imaginative as you like!!!). I look forward to seeing them on class dojo.

 

Maths:

Correct your Mental Maths from yesterday.

Complete Thursday’s Mental Maths.

The Circle: Correct you work from yesterday with the answers below;

 

  1. Circle with a radius of 7cm. Diameter is twice the length of the radius. So 7cm x 2 = 14cm
  2. Circle with a radius of 10cm. 20cm
  3. Circle with a radius of 20cm. 40cm
  4. Circle with a radius of 15cm. 30cm
  5. Circle with a radius of 55cm. 110cm
  6. Circle with a radius of 25.5cm. 51cm
  7. Circle with a radius of 19.25cm. 5cm
  8. Circle with a radius of 22.3cm 6cm

Mathletics: Please continue work on you assigned topics on Mathletics.

 

Gaeilge:

Yesterday you looked at the first story of Buachaill Cliste. Today, I want you to look at the second page of the story on page 91 of your Seo Leat books or from the image below and translate the following words;

  • Talamh
  • Screadáil
  • Bindealán
  • Otharcharr
  • Rúitín

Create a picture dictionary in your copies with these words.

 

SESE:

More information on bioluminescence!!

Bioluminescence

 

Visual Arts:

A video link of how to draw deep sea creatures.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJtgTlm2KAQ

 

That is all for today everyone. I hope your projects on deep sea creatures are going well. Chat tomorrow.

 

Wednesday 20th May:

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well. Here is you work for today;

 

English:

Spellings: please see Monday’s post.

Group 1: Spellings 9-12

Group 2: Spellings 9 & 10

 

Writing: Continue filling out your Covid booket.

Covid 19 Time Capsule

Grammar Work: Adjectives

Please open the attached sheet and complete Section A+B.adjectives 1

 

Maths:

Correct your Mental Maths from yesterday.

Complete Wednesday’s Mental Maths.

The Circle: Correct yesterday’s work from the example and answers below.

 

  1. A circle with a diameter of 14cm. Radius is half the diameter so 14 ÷ 2 = 7cm
  2. A circle with diameter of 120cm. 60cm
  3. A circle with diameter of  250cm. 125cm
  4. A circle with a diameter of 130cm.  65cm
  5. A circle with a diameter of 75cm. 5cm

 

Now you have worked out the radius, we are going to work on finding the diameter. The diameter is twice the length of the radius.

 

What is the diameter of the following circles;

eg:

Circle with a radius of 6cm. Diameter is twice the length of the radius.

6cm x 2 = 12cm.

 

  1. Circle with a radius of 7cm.
  2. Circle with a radius of 10cm.
  3. Circle with a radius of 20cm.
  4. Circle with a radius of 15cm.
  5. Circle with a radius of 55cm.
  6. Circle with a radius of 25.5cm.
  7. Circle with a radius of 19.25cm.
  8. Circle with a radius of 22.3cm

 

Gaeilge:

Answers for yesterday’s work;

  1. Inné
  2. Amárach
  3. Amárach
  4. Inné
  5. Amárach
  6. Inné
  7. Amárach
  8. Inné

 

Today we are moving onto a new story “Buachaill Cliste?”. Please read the story on pg 90 of your Seo Leat books or from the image below. Then translate the following words.

  • Cliste
  • Bealach
  • Cúl
  • Peileadóir

SESE:

Some of you may have already came across the term bioluminescence.

Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. It is a form of chemiluminescence. Bioluminescence occurs widely in marine vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as in some fungi, microorganisms including some bioluminescent bacteria and terrestrial arthropod such as fireflies. In some animals, the light is bacteriogenic, produced by symbiotic bacteria such as those from the genus Vibrio; in others, it is autogenic, produced by the animals themselves.

 

The video below shows what it looks like and what these creatures use bioluminiscence for: 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue your project on deep sea creatures.

 

Visual Arts:

Have a try of this one! Yesterday I had posted a video on a 3D ladder, this one focuses on an optical illusion hole.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnVv3hO8vE4

 

That is everything for today. Please send me any pictures of work on class dojo, I would love to see any baking, projects or art you have been doing!!

 

 

Tuesday 19th of May: 

Good morning everyone. Urban Rascals is on today at 1.30pm. Please look at yesterday’s post for any reminders of the week. 

English: 

Spellings: See yesterday’s post.

Group 1: Spellings 5-8

Group 2: Spellings 5 & 6.

Reading:

  • Please read the story “Animal Magic ” again . This is your familiar read today. Answer questions 1-8 from the‘Work to discover’ section pg 32 and look at pg 33 ‘Mouse search’ section and research five facts about an animal you are curious to learn more about. 

Animal Magic PG 1Animal Magic PG 2Animal Magic PG 3Animal Magic PG 4pdfAnimal Magic PG 5 pdfAnimal Magic PG 6Animal Magic PG 7Animal Magic PG 8

Animal Magic Questions..Animal Magic Questions

 

Maths:

Correct your Mental Maths from yesterday.

Complete Tuesday’s Mental Maths from below.

The Circle: Yesterday, I ask you to draw the diagram of the circle into your copies and label it. These are important facts to remember:

The line that cuts a circle in half is called the diameter. 

The radius is exactly the length of half the diameter.

Here are some sums with an example for you to try;

What is the size of the radius in the following circles; 

example: 

A circle with a diameter of 10cm. 

The radius is half the diameter so the radius is 5cm

  1. A circle with a diameter of 14cm.
  2. A circle with diameter of 120cm.
  3. A circle with diameter of  250cm.
  4. A circle with a diameter of 130cm. 
  5. A circle with a diameter of 75cm. 

Mathletics: Please continue you work assigned to you on Mathletics. There are still lots of children who need to sign up!

 

Gaeilge: 

Please correct your work on the briathra from Friday and yesterday with the corrections below.

1. Dúirt 

2. Béarfaidh

3. Beidh

4. Chuala

5. Déanfaidh

6. Gheobhaidh

7.Chonaic

8. D’ith

9. Tháinig

10. Tabharfaidh

11. Rachaidh

Now I could like you to complete the exercise on the bottom of page 86 or from the image below. You need to write inné or amárach after each sentence. Use the grid on the top of the page to assist you. If the verb is under the AC- it will be inné. If the verb is under the AF, it will be amárach. 

 

 

SESE: 

Yesterday, I got you to begin researching deep sea creatures. I want you to continue on with this today. I would like you to focus on 2 deep sea creatures and write as many facts as you can about them. There should be extensive information found on google and on kiddle. Most deep sea creatures are extremely odd-looking as they have adapted to the environment in which they live. Sketch the creature you are focusing on by using images from google search. If you are stuck for ideas on what creatures to focus on, you can chose from the list below.

  • Giant Spider Crab
  • Atlantic Wolffish Pair
  • Fangtooth Fish
  • Six-Gill Shark.
  • Giant Tube Worms
  • Vampire Squid
  • Pacific Viperfish

Art

Illusions : You’ll need two markers or a marker and a pencil to get the two different shades. Just watch the video first and watch and then have a go pausing the video as you draw.

That is everything for today. I hope you are all keeping up with the work and trying your best. Chat tomorrow. 

 

Monday 18th of May: 

Good morning 5th class, hope you had a fantastic weekend and are ready for a new week of learning!! Just a few reminders for the week.

  1. RTE School Hub Monday-Friday at 11am.
  2. Urban Rascals Tuesday and Thursday each week at 1.30pm. Great prizes and great fun to be had!
  3. Cúla4 Ar Scoil on at the moment and each day from 10am to 10.30am on TG4, fun way to revise and refresh your Gaeilge.
  4.  Join up for Mathletics.
  5. Reading every day for at least 15 minutes.

 

English: 

Spellings: Please see sheet attached of -tious spellings.

Group 1 spellings 1-4

Group 2 spellings 1 & 2

 

Writing: Unscramble the letters in the cupcakes on the worksheet to make the words.

Reading: Please read the story “Animal Magic ” and answer questions 1-6 from the‘Tale and Detail’ section pg 32.

 

Animal Magic PG 1Animal Magic PG 2Animal Magic PG 3Animal Magic PG 4pdfAnimal Magic PG 5 pdfAnimal Magic PG 6Animal Magic PG 7Animal Magic PG 8

Animal Magic Questions..Animal Magic Questions

Maths: 

Correct your Mental Maths test from last week.

Complete Monday’s Mental Maths below.

 

The Circle: We had briefly covered some of the circle as part of our mental maths. Today, draw the diagram into the copy from the image below and label.

The Circle

Mathletics: I have assigned new tasks for you to complete. Well done to those children who have joined.

 

Gaeilge: 

Last week you had completed some briathra work on your Aimsir Chaite and Aimsir Fháistineach, I would like you to finish this page today. Remember inné- Aimsir Chaite and amárach- Aimsir Fháistineach.

 

 

Music:

  • We are continuing to learn about the genre: R&B music. Please open the attached information sheet, R and B
  • Scroll down to pg 2, please read through this today and write this information into your copies, if you didn’t get a chance to last week. Don’t forget to take down the title “Musical Styles through the 20th Century:R&B” and draw an illustration.
  • Then follow this youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69fx7n-D_nUand listen to Janet Jackson “Together again”. Then, it’s time to respond: please draw an illustration to show what this song makes you think of or if you were directing the modern music video for this song what would it look like.

SESE: 

As you have been busy learning about the sea, we are going to begin a project on Deep Sea Creatures. These are creatures which live at the bottom of the ocean. Some of them look very strange!! Have a look at the link below for some pictures of such creatures.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/oceans/photos/deep-sea-creatures/

This link is also very good.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-wonders-of-nature-underwater-world/zh3ygwx

Today, I would like you to research a bit about deep sea creatures- what layer of the ocean do they live in, have they got any special features to help them survive in the deep sea, what do they eat etc.

 

That is everything for today. Don’t forget to send me any work on class dojo. Take care. 

 

Friday 15th of May:

Good morning all, another week nearly completed of home schooling!! Well done. Please make sure you sign up for Mathletics if you haven’t done so already. I am keeping today’s workload a little lighter than during the week to give you time to sign up for this and to maybe try some art or exercise at home 🙂  Here is today’s work;

 

English:

Spellings Test: Please try complete a spellings test with your spellings you have learned this week.

 

Comprehension: Yesterday, you re-read the Wimbledon piece and completed questions 1-5 on pg 16. I would like you to finish the questions on this comprehension piece today. As you probably know by now, the answers are attached to the back for self- correction.

Wimbledon Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

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

Maths:

Correct you Mental Maths from the image below:

Complete your Friday Mental Maths test: (sorry for the coffee stain!!)

 

Gaeilge:

Yesterday, you wrote the grid of Aimsir Chaite and Aimsir Fháistineach verbs into your copies. If you have not done this, please do it today. Learn verbs 4-6 in both forms. Then I would like you to look at your Seo Leat books on l. 86 and complete sentences 1-5 (full into your copies).

Remember: inné means the Aimsir Chaite       

amárach is the Aimsir Fháistineach.

 

Geography:

Yesterday, you look at basic fact based on the world’s oceans. The power point below has more information on these. Please look through and read the facts.

Worlds Oceans

 

Visual Arts:

This week, I gave the daily drawing challenge a little break. I know I had set the challenge of a shell before, however I came across these lovely sketches on Pinterest when searching for sketches for the sea. Please have a look and use for inspiration- or try the wave art below too. Each require minimal art equipment.

That is everything for another day and another week. Happy Friday everyone.. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Chat Monday!

 

 

 

Thursday 14th of May:

Good morning everyone…. Thank you to those of you who could make the zoom call yesterday, it was great seeing your faces 🙂 I really enjoyed it! Don’t forget that Urban Rascals  is on today at 1:30pm.

 

English:

Spellings: Please see Monday’s post for spellings list.

Group 1: spellings 13-18

Group 2: spellings 13 & 14

 

Reading and writing: Yesterday, you read a piece on Wimbledon on pg13 of the booklet. Re-read this piece today and complete questions 1-5 on pg 16. Please see yesterday’s post for Wimbledon piece.

 

Maths:

 

Correct Wednesday’s Mental Maths with answers below.

Complete Thursday’s Mental Maths.

Money:

Correct yesterday’s money work with the answers below. I will use the first one as a full example.

 

  1. 6 pencil cases for €9 or 7 pencil cases for €10.85.

€9 ÷ 6 = €1.50                  €10.85 ÷ 7 = €1.55

Therefore 6 pencil cases for 9 euros is cheaper.

 

  1. 10 kiwis for €2.60 or 12 kiwis for €3

12 kiwis for 3euros is cheaper

  1. 5 folders for €5.05 or 10 folders for €9.90.

10 folders for 9.90euros is cheaper

 

Mathletics: Please continue you work on Mathletics as I have set tasks for you for the week.

 

 

Gaeilge:

Correct you work from yesterday with the answers below.

  1. An-tinn
  2. An-lag
  3. Ocras an domhain
  4. Fluich go craiceann.

Today we are going to go onto the Briathra Neamhrialta in Aimsir Chaite and Aimsir Fháistineach. I would like you to copy the grid into your copies. Learn the first three verbs in their AC and AF form.

An Aimsir Chaite

(inné)

An Aimsir Fháistineach

(amárach)

Bhí Beidh
Chonaic Feicfidh
Chuala Cloisfidh
Chuaigh Rachaidh
Rinne Déanfaidh
Dúirt Déarfaidh
Rug Béarfaidh
Fuair Gheobhaidh
D’ith Íosfaidh
Tháinig Tíocfaidh
Thug Tabharfaidh

 

 

Science:

Layers of the Ocean: Please have a look at the powerpoint attached below which describes the layers of the ocean.

Layers of the Ocean

 

This video also breaks down the Layers of the Ocean for you.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHVE4B-UjmM

 

 

Geography:

Oceans of the world:

Please write this fact into your copies. 

There are five oceans that cover just over 70% of our planet , and they are all connected together:

  • the Atlantic Ocean
  • the Pacific Ocean
  • the Indian Ocean
  • the Southern Ocean
  • the Arctic Ocean

                 

That is everything for today.. don’t forget to send on your on class dojo. Chat tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 13th of May:

Good morning all, I hope you are all well. Today we are going to have a Zoom Meeting today at 12pm. Look at the details below for login. If  you have anything that you have completed over this period, such as  a project or a piece of art, please have it ready to show the class.  I hope you can make it. 🙂

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84740282352?pwd=TmYvbXVnemdLTzRHODNZQ0ZxRHhrUT09

 

Meeting ID: 847 4028 2352

Password: 868258

 

English:

Spellings: See Monday’s post for spellings.

Group 1: Spellings 9- 12

Group 2: Spellings 9 & 10

 

Writing: Please finish sentences 11 & 12 from your spelling sheet.

 

Covid Booklet: We are going to complete the next page in your covid booklet which is all about you. We did something similar at the start of the year. It is very interesting to see if anything has changed in that time.

Covid 19 Time Capsule

Writing Genre: Yesterday, I set you the task of writing your own persuasive writing piece. Today I would like to self-correct it using the checklist below. This will show you what you have done correctly and what you can do the next time.

Persuasive Writing Checklist

Reading: As the weather gets hotter and we come into summer, I always think of Wimbledon. Today I would like you to read the comprehension activity below. There are many differentiated articles but I would like you to read the last article which is on pg13.

Wimbledon Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Maths:

Please correct yesterday’s mental maths from the answers below.

Complete Wednesday’s Mental Maths below.

Money: Please continue your work on the unitary method. Have a look at Monday’s post for the examples on how to complete these.

 Which is better value for money?

  1. 6 pencil cases for €9 or 7 pencil cases for €10.85.
  2. 10 kiwis for €2.60 or 12 kiwis for €3
  3. 5 folders for €5.05 or 10 folders for €9.90.

 

Gaeilge:

Correct you work from yesterday with the answers below;

Bhí an siopadóir trína chéile mar ní raibh aoin sóinseáil aige.

Bhí an seanfhear trína chéile mar chaill sé na spéaclaí.

Bhí an gruagaire trína chéile mar ní raibh aon siosúr aige.

Bhí an múinteoir trína chéile mar d’fhág sí na cóipleabhair sa bhaile.

 

Scríobh: Now attempt the líon na bearnaí below. Write the full sentences into your copy please. Look up the words in the pink box in your dictionary if you are having difficulty.

 

Féach ar na pictiúir ag bun an leathanaigh agus bain triail as tú féin, tarraing pictiúr agus taispeáin ‘ Táim préachta leis an bhfuacht’ (I am freezing with the cold)- look at the pictures on the bottom of the page and draw one for yourself.

Science:

Yesterday we were looking at why do fish have scales. Today we are going to have a look at the power point below in which it describes the parts of the fish. I would then like you to draw a fish into your copies and label.

Parts of a fish

Science: Garden in a Jar

I have seen some lovely ideas on this from the school’s class dojo and on social media. Some children are creating their own mini-garden in a jar.

All you need is:

  • Empty glass gar
  • Compost/soil
  • Pebbles
  • Small plants (you can get these from your garden if you have any small plants)

Have a look at the link below if you feel like making your own garden in a jar.

https://www.redtedart.com/terrarium-tutorial-mini-garden/

 

That is everything for today all. I hope you can make the zoom meeting today at 12pm. Chat soon, Ms. Cooney

 

Tuesday 12th of May:

 Good morning everyone, I hope some of you managed to log on to Mathletics yesterday. Please check your class dojo messages for passwords. Don’t forget that Urban Rascals is on today at 1:0pm also. Check yesterday’s post for reminders of the week.

We are going to have another zoom meeting Wednesday at 12pm. I will post login details on here and on dojo on Wednesday morning 🙂 

 

English:

Spellings- see yesterday’s post

Group 1 spellings 5-8

Group 2: spellings 5 & 6

 

Writing: Please complete sentences 6-10 on your spelling worksheet. Full sentences into your copies and fill in the blanks.

 

Writing Genre: Last week, we had spent the week looking at the writing genre Persuasive Writing. This week we are going to put our knowledge into writing.

 

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

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

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

I think the weekend should be three days.

Agree

We get to spend more time with our family.

We can go on a longer holiday for the weekend.

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

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

Disagree

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

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

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

 

Reading: I hope you are keeping up with reading at home. If you do not have any novels at home please go over some of your stories in your Reading Zone.

 

Maths:

Please correct yesterday’s mental maths from the image below.

Mental Maths: Please complete the Tuesday section.

 

Mathletics: I hope you have all set up your Mathletics accounts with the passwords I sent on yesterday. Please have a look at the tasks I assigned to you and start working your way through them. If you have any trouble logging in, send me a message on Dojo.

 

Gaeilge:

Correct your work for Seo Leat below.

 

A1. Bhí Hollaí agus Ollaí are an mbealach abhaile ón leabharlann.

  1. Thosaigh sé ag stealladh báistí.
  2. Rith Salann iseatch faoin mboard angus rith Piobar g dtí an fhuinneog agus thosaigh sé ag tafann.
  3. Chonaic sé seanbhean ag siúl síos an bóthar.
  4. Chabhraigh sé leis an tseanbhean.

6.Tá sí préachta leis an bhfuacht agus caillte.

7.Ní raibh fón póca ag Nóra.

  1. Nuair a bhí an stoirm thart, chuaigh sí abhaile.

 

B1. Chodail.

  1. D’inis.
  2. Tabharfaidh.
  3. Déánfaidh.
  4. Ghlaoigh.

 

Now try exercise D on pg 85 of your books or from the image below.

Science:

As we have been busy learning about fishing in Ireland and the salmon, we are going to look at the question “Why do fish have scales?”

Please read the information below;

 

Fish have scales for many reasons. Firstly, to protect the skin of the fish from attacks from predators, parasites and other injuries. Secondly, scales overlap each other in the same way that an armour would protect a person. Hence, providing a layer of protection for the fish. Lastly, they provide a hydrodynamic purpose and reduce water resistance when the fish is swimming.

Different types of fish scales

Different fish have different kinds of scales. Such as –

  1. Pinecone Fish :- This fish has large and thick scales that overlap each other to make it look like a pine cone.
  2. Porcupine Fish :-This fish raises its spines when an enemy approaches.
  3. Trunkfish :- This fish’s scale cover most parts of the body and is very hard. A trunkfish therefore can only move its eyes, mouth, fins and tail.
  4. Shark :- A shark has small pointed scales that are like teeth

Scales can show how old a fish is?

Rings on every scale can tell us about a fish’s age.

Are there any fish that don’t have scales?

The catfish and the lamprey do not have scales.

Skin and scales of fishes

  • Fish have two layers of skin. The epidermis, which is the outer layer, secretes mucus like substances that protects the fish’s skin from bacteria and fungi.
  • The dermis forms the inner layer of its skin and is made of a tough bony material.

 Now look at this video below;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJN3gJoZqlY

 

Write 5 facts which you have learned about fish and their scales into your copies. Even if you can research your own facts, I would love to hear them 🙂

 

That is everything for today. I hope you are enjoying Mathletics!! Chat tomorrow.

 

 

Monday 11th of May:

Good morning 5th class, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. The weather was fantastic here!! Just want to say thank you to those children who entered the cherry blossom competition ran by Ms. Ryan. Also would love to know if any of you got up early to see the sunrise for Darkness into Light 2020. Please check your messages on class dojo today regarding login details for your child for Mathletics.

 

  1. Urban Rascals tomorrow at  1:30pm on Urban Gym Facebook…. another great way for you to get active.
  2. RTE School Hub Monday- Friday 11am-12pm
  3. Cúla4 Ar Scoil on at the moment and each day from 10am to 10.30am on TG4, fun way to revise and refresh your Gaeilge.
  4. If you attend classes by another teacher, such as Ms. McKenna- don’t forget to check out her page as she is also posting daily work. 
  5. Joe Wick’s exercise class daily at 9am.
  6. Please do not forget to keep your school work organised with ruling your copies, giving your work a title and a date. 

 

English: Please see spelling sheet attached below for this week’s spellings.

Group 1: spellings 1-4

Group 2: spellings 1 & 2

Dictionary Work: Look through all the spellings in your list. Pick 5 that you may not know the meaning of or are uncertain and look these up into your dictionaries.

 

Writing: Complete sentences 1-5 into your copies. Write the full sentences into your copies and fill in the blanks with the words from your spelling list.

 

Time Capsule: I am going to attach a time capsule booklet. If you have access to a printer at home, you can print this off. If not use your copies or blank sheets to complete the activities attached. It is a very strange time and one we will not forget for the rest of our lives so it is a great idea to keep a record of this as it will become a piece of history in years to come. Please complete the first page of the booklet in which you draw a picture of those you are social distancing with.

Covid 19 Time Capsule

 

Maths:

Correct your Friday Mental Maths test and problem-solving from the answers below.

Mental Maths: Complete Monday’s section of Mental Maths.

Money: We are moving onto Unit Pricing today which is on pg116 of your books.

 

Unit Pricing: We can use the unitary method to compare the best prices of a single product sold in various quantities. That way we can figure out the best value for money.

Which of these is better value for money?

A bag of apples for 2.40?                   or                A bag of  6 apples for €3.00?

What is the cost of 1 apple?                                   What is the cost of 1 apple?

€2.40 ÷ 4 = 60c                                                    €3.00 ÷ 6 = 50c

 

6 apples for €3.00 is better value. Each apple costs 10c less than the apples in the other bag.

**Now using the example to help you, try these sums:

Which is better value for money?

  1. 6 apples for €2.52 or 7 apples for 87?
  2. ¼ litre of coke for 80c or 1 ½ litres for €3.75?

 

Mathletics: Today I will be sending you on messages on class dojo for your child’s password to “Mathletics” which is a great website for them to practise and improve maths skills. Once you get your child’s login could you please let me know if it works.

 

 

Gaeilge:

Please try exercise C on pg 84 of your Seo Leat books or from the image below. Look at the verbs in the pink box first and use your dictionaries or online dictionaries to help you translate these. I will do the first two for you below. Please write the full sentences into your copies.

Déanfaidh- will make

Ghlaoigh- Called

 

 

SESE:

We are continuing on with survival of the salmon in your Unlocking SESE books or from the images below. Read the pages below. Then complete the Research and Write it on pg 115 of your books.

We know that lots of people love to eat salmon, but what do salmon like to eat? Research and write a list of the different types of food salmon eat. Does an adult salmon eat the same things as it did when it was a young parr?

 

½ page to a page is perfect for this.

 

Visual Arts:

I am giving the drawing challenge a rest for today. We are going to complete the Design and Draw task in your Unlocking SESE books on pg116.

 

Design a poster that you could post beside a local waterway (river, stream or sea) to encourage people to think about their actions and avoid pollution.

 

It is a poster so don’t forget to make it eye catching!! 🙂

That is everything for today all. I will try to get those passwords out as soon as I can for Mathletics. Chat soon, Ms. Cooney.

 

 

Classwork Friday 8th of May

 Hello 5th class… another week nearly done and you know what Friday means, TESTS!! However, there will be no English spellings test today as you were just revising some spellings for this week. Please have a look at previous posts for reminders and don’t forget: today is the closing date for the cherry blossom art competition.

 

English:

Reread the story Lucy looks into the Wardrobe. The please complete the 2 questions on Mouse Search- we have already discussed “mythical creatures” and “endangered species” in the classroom so you have previous knowledge on such creature.

Pick both a mythical creature and an endangered species and write a page on both please. You can use your existing knowledge based on this or use google (just like our iPad work in the classroom). Your Unlocking SESE book has chapter dedicated to Creatures and Myths on pg 108 also (we have read this in class)

 

Lucy looks into a wardrobe PG 1Lucy looks into a wardrobe PG 2

Lucy looks into a wardrobe PG 3Lucy looks into a wardrobe Questions

 

Writing Genre:

This week we have focused on persuasive writing. Before you start writing any of your texts, it is extremely important that you get familiar with the language and the layout used in persuasive writing. Below is an example about Dogs making the best pets.  It has highlighted the structure used during persuasive writing. Read this twice to familiarise yourself with it.

Persuasive Writing Sample- Dogs

Next we have a word mat with words and sentence starters used in persuasive texts. In your copies, I would like you to write three sentence starters or words under each title- copy the titles from the word mat which are in blue such as introduction and making our point and write three examples under each.

Persuasive Writing Word Mat

 

Maths:

Please correct Thursday’s Mental Maths from the image below.

 

Now please complete this week’s Friday test.

 

Money:

Here are the correction for yesterday’s work based on Money.

 

  1. ¼ of milk costs €0.45. How much for 2 litres?

Well if 4 quarter make 1 whole.

1 whole (I litre) = €0.45 + €0.45 + €0.45 + €0.45 = €1.80

2 litres would then be €1.80 + €1.80 = €3.60

 

  1. 250ml of mouthwash is €1.60. How much for 1 litre?

250 ml is ¼ of a litre as there’s 1000ml in a litre

So €1.60 + €1.60 + €1.60 + €1.60 = €6.40

 

  1. ¼ kg of biscuits is €0.50. How much for ½ kg?

Firstly, ¼ + ¼ = ½

So €0.50 + €0.50 = €1.00

 

Now try this sum:

Gillian’s school tour is the 22nd of June. From the 1st of January she saved 30c per day (it is not a leap year). The tour costs €35 and she would like to have €25 spending money.

  1. Will Gillian have enough money saved by the 22nd of June?
  2. On what date will she have the correct amount?
  3. How long would it take Gillian to save €30?
  4. How long would it take Gillian to save €120?

 

Gaeilge:

Yesterday, I had set you the task to look up some words. Please find the translations below.

  • trína chéile- mixed up or confused
  • préachta- perished (freezing)
  • garleanaí – grandchild

 

Now I would like you to try part A on lch. 84 of your Seo Leat books or from the image below. Bain úsáid as https://www.focloir.ie/ga/ nó d’fhoclóir chun na focail nua a aimsiú – Use this website or your dictionary to look the meaning of new words.

 

 

History:

 Please send pictures of your Easter 1916 project as today is the last day 🙂

 

SESE:

As we have spent the week looking at the Fishing Industry in Ireland, we are going to read the chapter based on the Survival of the Salmon on pg112 of your Unlocking SESE books or from the images below. Please read pgs 113 and 114. You have already looked at a power point based on the life cycle of a fish from yesterday’s posts.

Now have a look on a little but more information from this link below.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/5th-%2B-6th-class/5th-%2B-6th-class-environme/watery-wonders/the-open-ocean/salmon/index.xml

 

 

Music:

  • We are going to begin learning about the genre: R&B music. Please open the attached information sheet, R and B
  • Scroll down to pg 2, please read through this today and write this information into your copies. Don’t forget to take down the title “Musical Styles through the 20th Century:R&B” and draw an illustration.
  • Then follow this youtube linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH3giaIzONA and listen to Whitney Houston “I wanna dance with somebody”. After listening to this song it’s time to respond: please draw an illustration to show what this song makes you think of or if you were directing the modern music video for this song what would it look like.

 

That is everything for today class. Happy Friday- have a fantastic weekend and stay safe. Chat on Monday.

 

 

Thursday 7th of May:

Hi all, I hope you got on ok with the classwork from yesterday. Don’t forget that Urban Rascals is on today at 1.30pm on Urban Gym’s facebook.

Please see yesterday’s posts for all the usual reminders of the week also.

 

English:

Spellings: Please revise the following spellings:

Group 1: advise, revise, advertise and comprise.

Group 2: advise and revise.

 

Reading and Writing: Please read yesterday’s story  “Lucy looks into a wardrobe”  from the pages below. This is your familiar read today. Answer question 1 from the ‘Surf the Imagination’ section in your copies. You can play “Kim’s Game” (Q2) with a parent/sibling when you have finished. 

Lucy looks into a wardrobe PG 1Lucy looks into a wardrobe PG 2

Lucy looks into a wardrobe PG 3Lucy looks into a wardrobe Questions

 

Writing Genre: Yesterday we had started looking at our new writing genre “Persuasive Writing”. To become familiar with this genre, can you please read the following examples attached below.

Persuasive Writing Sample

 

 

Maths:

Please correct your Wednesday section of your mental maths from the answers.

 

Mental Maths: Please complete the Thursday section from the image below.

 

Money: Please look at the corrections from yesterday’s work and correct your answers.

  1. 1/2 litre of apple juice is 88c.

(a) How much for 1 litre? ½ litre + ½ litre = I litre = 88c + 88c = €1.76

(b) How much for 2 litres? 1 litre= €1.76   therefore €1.76 + €1.76 = €3.52

 

  1. 1/2 litre of diesel is 57 cent.

(a) How much for 1 litre? €1.14

(b) How much for 4 litres? I litre = €1.14 therefore €1.14+€1.14+€1.14+€1.14= 4.56

 

Now try these following sums:

  1. ¼ litre of milk costs €0.45. How much for 2 litres?
  2. 250ml of mouthwash is €1.60. How much for 1 litre?
  3. ¼ kg of biscuits is €0.50. How much for ½ kg?

 

Gaeilge: Léigh l. 83 sa leabhair or from the picture below and look up the following words in your dictionaries:

  • trína chéile
  • préachta
  • garleanaí

The meanings of yesterday’s words are

  • bocht = poor
  • toirneach = thunder
  • tintreach = lightening
  • ag tafann = barking
  • seanbhean = old woman

Please write these words, their meanings and draw a picture to create a picture dictionary in your copies.

 

Geography: We are going to continue with our “Fishing in Ireland” chapter in our Unlocking SESE books. Please read pgs 121- 123 or from the images below. The complete the checkpoint on pg 121 into your copies.

 

Science:

Please have a look at the power point below based on “The Life cycle of a Fish”.

Life Cycle of a Fish

 

History: 

Closing date for projects is this Friday!!

 

Visual Arts:

Please continue on with your cherry blossom art for Ms. Ryan’s art competition. Today’s daily challenge is also teeth.

 

Baking-

I tried these delicious brownies from Roz Purcell aka. The Natural Born Feeder. I did not have cacao powder so I just swapped it for Dairymilk chocolate powder 🙂 Please let me know if you try them.

http://naturalbornfeeder.com/peanut-butter-brownies/

 

That is everything for today all. Try your best with your Maths and look over the examples from yesterday to help you also. Chat tomorrow. 

 

Wednesday 6th of May: 

Hi everyone… welcome back!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and had plenty of time to relax and enjoyed the lovely sunshine. This week we have a short week of school work so we will have no new spellings. Here are just a few reminders for the week for you; 

  1. Urban Rascals tomorrow at 1.30pm on Urban Gym Facebook…. another great way for you to get active.
  2. RTE School Hub Monday- Friday 11am-12pm
  3. Cúla4 Ar Scoil on at the moment and each day from 10am to 10.30am on TG4, fun way to revise and refresh your Gaeilge.
  4. If you attend classes by another teacher, such as Ms. McKenna- don’t forget to check out her page as she is also posting daily work. 
  5.  Joe Wick’s exercise class daily at 9am.
  6. Please do not forget to keep your school work organised with ruling your copies, giving your work a title and a date. 
  7. The closing date for Ms. Ryan’s art competition is this Friday. 

English: 

Spellings: I am not setting new spellings this week as it is a short week. Instead I would like you to revise these spellings please:

  • Group 1: prize, capsize, arise devise.
  • Group 2:  prize, capsize.

Reading and writing: 

Please read the story  “Lucy looks into a wardrobe” from your Starry Links Stories and Poetry Book pg 22 and answer questions 1-7 from the ‘Tale and Detail’ section pg 28.

Attached for those without the book:

Lucy looks into a wardrobe PG 1Lucy looks into a wardrobe PG 2

Lucy looks into a wardrobe PG 3Lucy looks into a wardrobe Questions

Diary Entry: Please continue on with your diary entries, describe what you got up to over the weekend and how you felt.

Writing Genre: 

We are going to start a new writing genre this week and over the next couple of weeks. It is called “Persuasive Writing”. 

Please read the information below and look through the power point for more information on this writing genre.

Persuasive Writing
Persuasive texts are written to argue or persuade. They promote the writers point of view.
Persuasive texts are organised with: Proposition to be argued, arguments in logical order,
reiteration.
The features of persuasive writing are: generalised participants, passives to help text structure,
linking words associated with reasoning, nominalisation (actions become things) e.g. To pollute
becomes pollution.

Persuasive Writing

 

Maths: 

Friday Test: please correct your mental maths test and problem solving from last week with the answers below.

Mental Maths: Please complete Wednesday’s section of Mental Maths below;

Money: We are going to continue on with the unitary method this week. Please look at the example below;

1/2kg of washing powder is €4.50.

How much is 1kg of the same washing powder? 

1/2kg + 1/2kg= 1kg 

€4.50 + €4.50 = €9.00

Now please try the following sums:

  1. 1/2 litre of apple juice is 88c.

(a) How much for 1 litre?

(b) How much for 2 litres?

 

2. 1/2 litre of diesel is 57 cent.

(a) How much for 1 litre?

(b) How much for 4 litres?

XtraMath, Splash Maths, Hit the Button: Please spend 10 minutes practicing on any of these websites. If you have came across any other maths websites that are useful, please message me on Class Dojo 🙂

Gaeilge: 

Last week you were looking at the Aimsir Chaite and Aimsir Fháistineach. Please correct your work from last week:

  1. Ólfaidh
  2. D’fhan
  3. Cuirfidh
  4. Ghlan
  5. Bhris
  6. Tógfaidh
  7. Cheannaigh
  8. Tosóidh
  9. Ullmhóidh
  10. D’éirigh
  11. Bhailigh
  12. Cabhróidh

Léigh: Now I would like you to read l. 82 in your Seo Leat books or from the image below.

Please look up the meaning of the following words and write into your copies: 

  • bocht
  • toirneach
  • tintreach
  • ag tafann
  • seanbhean

Geography: This week we are going to look at “Fishing in Ireland” in your Unlocking SESE books. This is on pg 118 of your books or from the images below.

Have a read of these interesting facts about fishing. Please pick 4 and write them into your copies.

  • There are 27,000 living species of fish around the world out of which 6,000 are found in Australian waters alone! They come in a variety of colors and sizes.
  • Fishing is a full-time profession. The act of fishing can be divided into two categories: Sports fishing and Commercial Fishing. Commercial fishing happens at a big scale around the world, helping to feed us all.
  • Many people pursue fishing as sports. The fun thing about sports fishing is that mostly, the caught fish is thrown back into the sea or river.
  • Since, there are so many kinds of fish, it is a clear fact that there needs to be more than one way of catching the fish.
  • Therefore, people gradually explored several other styles of fishing like reef fishing, estuary fishing, fresh-water fishing, fly fishing, etc.
  • Fly fishing, however, is the most popular style of fishing and in fact, is the most ancient of all the other styles too. This form of fishing was invented around 200 CE.
  • There are 21 million full-time fishermen and approximately 200 million people depend on fishing for survival and livelihood.
  • China has the world’s largest fishing industry followed by Peru, Japan, US, Chile, Indonesia, Russia, India, Thailand, Norway, and Iceland.
  • ” The hungrier the fish, the easier to catch,” isn’t true.
  • Catfish have more taste buds than humans, prepare your lures accordingly.

History: Please finish off your Easter 1916 Rising projects as Friday is the last day. Would love to see your work on Class Dojo 🙂

Visual Arts: Please continue on with your Cherry Blossom Art for the competition ran by Ms. Ryan. Look at last week’s posts for some inspiration and guidance if you need it.

That is all for today guys. I hope you are all keeping well and trying to keep some routine at home. Chat tomorrow 🙂

 

Friday 1st of May:

Hi everyone….another week finished! Well done. As usual we are going to have our spelling and Mental Maths test today. You will also have a nice, long weekend as it is a bank holiday weekend. Please look at previous posts for any reminders.

 

English: Please try and complete your spelling test. Even try test yourself- it is important that you try this to improve on and identify where you are going wrong.

 

Corrections:

It is very hard to correct part B of this exercise as you could have picked many “fl” words. Please send me your work on class dojo and I can check these for you.

  1. exclusively
  2. varieties
  3. flexible
  4. exception
  5. familiar

 

Poetry work: Yesterday we were looking at similes and metaphors. Please have a look at the worksheet below and identify what each sentence is.

Simile or methaphor

 

**Once you have completed that task, now look at this worksheet. You have to change the simile to a metaphor. The answer sheet is attached for you to self-correct.

Changing simile to metaphor

 

Cursive Handwriting: Please continue practice with your handwriting.

 

Maths:

Please correct your MM from yesterday with the corrections below.

 

Friday Test: Please complete your Friday Maths test. There is also problem solving on this page…. Please try these to challenge yourself. I will post the answers on Monday.

Money: Yesterday I posted some sums for you to do. I will do the first sum completely and then write the answers for the following two sums.

 

  1. 7 apples cost €2.66.How much for 4 apples?
  2. 7 pineapples cost €2.52. How much for 5 pineapples?
  3. 6 bananas cost €2. 88. How much for 9 bananas?

 

Question 1:

First you need to find out the cost of 1 apple.

€2.66 ÷ 7= €0.38

Now I need to find the cost of 4. I will multiply.

€0.38

x     4

€1. 52

 

Answers:       2. €1.80             3. €4.32

 

Money: using this example…..please try the following two sums:

 

  1. 3 chocolate bars cost €1.80. How much for 7 bars?
  2. 4 ice-creams cost €2.48. How much for 2?

Gaeilge:

Here are the answers for yesterday’s work.

  1. Bhí lá spóirt na scoile ar an Aoine. Bhuaigh Róisín bonn óir sa rás céád méadar. Bhuaigh Éanna bonn airgid sa rás ocht gcéád méadar. Bhuaigh Róisín bonn cré-umha sa léim fhada.

 

  1. rás léim      rith      bonn

 

Aimsir Chaite/ Aimsir Fhásitineach

We are going to look over our grammar now. We are looking at the past tense (Aimsir Chaite) and the future tense (Aimsir Fháistineach).

Have a look at the examples on the top of the page.

Clues to identify to help you with your work.

Amárach- Aimsir Fháistineach

Inné- Aimsir Chaite

History: Continue your 1916 projects please. These are to be completed by next Friday.

 

Science: We had started learning about “friction” this week. Have a look at the worksheet below and try use what you have learned about friction in answering the questions.

Friction

 

Music:

  • We are going to continue learning about the genre: Soul music. Please open the attached information sheet, Soul Music
  • Scroll down to pg 2, please read through this today and revise this inofrmation. If you didn’t get a chance to last week, please write the information into your copies. Don’t forget to take down the title “Musical Styles through the 20th Century: Soul” and draw an illustration.
  • Then follow this youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkKJy4UaPHMand listen to The Four Tops “It’s the same old song”. After listening to this song it’s time to respond: please draw an illustration to show what this song makes you think of or if you were directing the modern music video for this song what would it look like.

 

Visual Arts: Ms Ryan is running an art completion. It involves presenting Cheery Blossoms any way you like. We have already created Cherry Blossoms this year in our scrolls. You can make them out of crepe paper, draw or paint a picture etc. The competition will be run right up until the 8th of May. There are some lovely art supplies for the lucky winner 🙂

 Here is a link with some art ideas to help you; 

https://www.google.com/search?q=cherry+blossom+art+ks2&rlz=1C1CHBD_enIE811IE811&sxsrf=ALeKk02R7PocQidqwFO_n2lTAjYdhSJ79g:1588267714520&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiSlLqn1pDpAhX7QhUIHSJgDD8Q_AUoAXoECAwQAw&biw=1366&bih=625

 

That is everything for today. I wish you all a fantastic long weekend and make sure you take time to relax!! Happy Friday 🙂

 

 

Thursday 30th  of April:

Hi everyone… we are nearing the yet of another week of home- schooling. It is very hard to believe that it has gone on for this long. Here are a few reminders for today;

  1. Urban Racals at 1.30pm.
  2. Please look at Class Dojo for activities to complete for Active schools week.
  3. RTE School Hub Monday- Friday 11am-12pm.
  4. Cúla4 Ar Scoil on at the moment and each day from 10am to 10.30am on TG4, fun way to revise and refresh your Gaeilge.
  5. If you attend classes by another teacher, such as Ms. McKenna- don’t forget to check out her page as she is also posting daily work.
  6. Joe Wick’s exercise class daily at 9am.

 

English:

Spellings: Please see Monday’s post

Group 1: Spellings 13-16

Group 2: Spellings 13 & 14

 

Corrections from yesterday’s Reading Zone. Please correct.

 

Writing: On the page below, can you please complete Activity B and C. For be you are looking for three words that begin with the “fl” sound and then try think of two more to add to sentences, such as fly, flow, flip etc.

 

Poetry: This week we were looking at the poem, “To My Sister”. In school we had studied some features of poetry, “Onomatopeia”, “Alliteration” and “Rhyme”. Today we are going to look at “metaphors” and “similes”. Please read the information below on both terms. Write the definition of each and one example of each into your copies please.

 

What is a metaphor?

A metaphor is a word or a phrase used to describe something as if it were something else:

  • For example, “A wave of terror washed over him.”
  • The terror isn’t actually a wave, but a wave is a good way of describing the feeling.
  • “Jess is dynamite.”
  • She’s not made of dynamite, but it’s a way to explain how exciting she is.

What is a simile?

A simile describes something by comparing it to something else, using like or as:

  • The snake moved like a ripple on a pond.
  • It was as slippery as an eel.
  • Jess is as graceful as a gazelle.

 

 

Maths:

Mental Maths: please correct you MM from yesterday with the corrections below.

 

Now please complete Thursday’s section of Mental Maths.

Money: We have been looking at how to work out the cost of 1 item this week. Here are your answers for yesterday’s questions.

  1. 10 muffins for €2.00  = €2.00 ÷ 10= 20 cent each
  2. 6eggs for €2.28       = 38 cent each
  3. 9 bananas for €3.15 = 35 cent each

Now please look at this example below;

6 buns cost €11.40. How much for 8 buns?

**Now we need to find the price of 1 bun first. This is what you have been doing all week.

Your first some will look like this;

€11.40 ÷ 6 = €1.90

**Now you have found the price of 1 bun. You need to find the price of 8.

You multiply the price of one bun by the price of how many you want. Your next sum will look like this.

I bun = €1.90     8 buns = ??

€1.90

x     8

€15.20

 

Using this example as help, please try the following sums.

  1. 7 apples cost €2.66.How much for 4 apples?
  2. 7 pineapples cost €2.52. How much for 5 pineapples?
  3. 6 bananas cost €2. 88. How much for 9 bananas?

 

XtraMath: I have created a student profile for each of you on Xtramath.org. Please contact me on class dojo for you login details 🙂

 

 

Gaeilge:

Here are your answers for exercise A & B from this week;

  1. Fíor
  2. Bréagach
  3. Bréagach
  4. Bréagach
  5. Fíor
  6. Bréagach
  7. Fíor.

 

  1. Bhí an aimsir go hálainn.
  2. Bhí lá spóirt na scoile ar an Aoine.
  3. Bhuaigh Róisin an bonn óir.
  4. Bhuaigh sé bonn airgid.
  5. Fuair Éanna bualadh bos mór.
  6. Tháinig sí sa tríú háit.
  7. Bhuaigh Róisín agus Éanna an rás barra rotha.

 

Scríobh: Now complete part C agus D.

 

 

History: Please continue your work on 1916 Easter Rising Projects. I would like to have these completed by Friday next week.

Northern Ireland: Please find more informative images of Northern Ireland. Read over these please.

 

SPHE:

Internet learning: I would love you to write down 5 opinions you have on the new style of learning you are completing.

Do you like it?

Do you find it difficult?

How long do you spend at it?

Do you prefer internet learning or being at school? What do you miss about school?

 

Visual Arts: Today’s drawing challenge is a beverage. This is another word for a drink. This could be a can of coke, a glass of water, a carton of milk etc.

 

That is everything for today. Please take your time to read the example of the Maths before you try it. Have a look on Class Dojo for some ideas for Active Week and please remember to upload some of your work. Happy Thursday!!

 

 

 

Wednesday 29th of April: 

Hi everyone. It was super to see so many of you log onto zoom yesterday and to hear you are doing well 🙂 Make sure you log in next week for more chats. Remember to post your work to Class Dojo so I can see all the fantastic work you are doing!

English: 

Spellings: See Monday’s post.

Group 1: Spellings 9-12

Group 2: Spellings 9 & 10

Reading Zone: 

Corrections for part D: 

  1. herb       2. (b) used to wrap up food        3. (c) Tumeric        4. This one I found tricky!! n the text it says “about two minutes” so a-c would be correct here really!!      5. (a) bottom is golden brown and the top is puffed.

Writing:  Now please complete exercise E of your Reading Zone on pg 134 or from the image below. Remember, we have gone over prepositions last week. Read the example to help you 🙂

Poetry: We are going to continue with our poem “To My Sister”. Please complete the remaining questions based on the poem. Question 8 might prove a little difficult- try your best and write down what you think each phrase means.

Reading: I would like you to take a look at “Oxford Owl Reading”- google this into your search bar. You can get your parent to create an account with their email and on this site are some books you can read 🙂

 

Maths: 

Mental Maths: Please correct your mental Maths from yesterday and Monday using the corrections below; 

Mental Maths: please complete Wednesday’s section below;

Money: yesterday I posted some work on the unitary method. Here are the answers;

a. 6 oranges for €3.60 = 60 cent or  €0.60      b.  10 apples for €3.90 = 39cent or  €0.39

c. 7 pears for €2.52 = 36cent or    €o.36       d. 12 kiwis for €2.76  = 23 cent or  €  0.23

e. 8 melons for €12.40=    €1.55                           f. 6 bananas for €2.88= 48 cent or €0.48

Now calculate the cost for one of each of the following items; (if stuck please look at yesterday’s post)

a.   10 muffins for €2.00             b. 6eggs for €2.28          c. 9 bananas for €3.15

XtraMath: I have created a student profile for each of you on Xtramath.org. Please contact me on class dojo for you login details 🙂

 

Gaeilge: 

Please complete part B based on “Lá Spóirt”. These are always the hardest part of the Irish reading. Remember to match words from the questions to the answers!!

 

 

History: Please continue your projects on The 1916 Easter Rising. I would love to see some of your work on Dojo.

 

Science: This week we have been looking at gravity. We are now going to have a look at friction today. Please read the facts below.

Friction

Friction is a force between two surfaces that are sliding, or trying to slide, across each other. For example, when you try to push a book along the floor, friction makes this difficult.

Friction always works in the direction opposite to the direction in which the object is moving, or trying to move. Friction always slows a moving object down.

The amount of friction depends on the materials from which the two surfaces are made. The rougher the surface, the more friction is produced. Friction also produces heat. If you rub your hands together quickly, you will feel them get warmer.

Friction can be a useful force because it prevents our shoes slipping on the pavement when we walk and stops car tyres skidding on the road. When you walk, friction is caused between the tread on shoes and the ground. This friction acts to grip the ground and prevent sliding.

Sometimes we want to reduce friction. For example, we use oil to reduce the friction between the moving parts inside a car engine. The oil holds the surfaces apart and can flow between them. The reduced friction means there is less wear on the car’s moving parts and less heat produced.

****Write four facts about friction into your copies please.****

 

Visual Arts: Today’s drawing challenge is a famous landmark. This could be the leaning tower of Pisa, the Eiffel tower, Newgrange etc. Have fun!!

Exercise: it was great to hear that some of you have been busy going for walks and in thee back garden. Please make sure you try to get 30 minutes daily exercise. I will be posting more ideas on Class Dojo for Active School’s Week. 

That is everything for another day. Happy Wednesday all. Try your best 🙂 Ms. Cooney. 

 

Tuesday 28th of April: 

Hello everyone, hope you got through yesterday’s work ok. Here are some important reminders for today:

  1. Zoom Meeting at 1pm today. Please try download the zoom app for your mobile or google “zoom” this morning and have a look to what it is. It would be great for you to try join for a chat and catch up.Hi Boys & Girls,There will be a Zoom meeting for your class at the link below in blue at 1pm Tuesday.Myself, Ms McKenna & 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

    Meeting ID: 739 448 5359

  2. Urban Rascals today at 1.30pm on Urban Gym Facebook…. another great way for you to get active for Active School’s Week.
  3. RTE School Hub Monday- Friday 11am-12pm
  4. Cúla4 Ar Scoil on at the moment and each day from 10am to 10.30am on TG4, fun way to revise and refresh your Gaeilge.
  5. If you attend classes by another teacher, such as Ms. McKenna- don’t forget to check out her page as she is also posting daily work. 
  6.  Joe Wick’s exercise class daily at 9am.

English: Spelling list attached to Monday’s post.

Group 1: Spellings 5-8

Group 2: Spellings 6-7

**If you are struggling with any of the spellings, please reduce your spellings you learn. For instance if you are learning 4 a day, please learn 3 instead**

 

Poetry: Please reread the poem from yesterday twice. Now, try answer questions 1-5 from the image below. Please use google for question 1 if you are stuck.

Diary Entry: Please continue with your diary entry- describe what you got up to over the weekend, how are you feeling, are you missing school etc.

 

Maths: Please complete from the image below. I will post the answers to both exercises tomorrow.

Money: I know some of you found the “unitary method” tricky to understand from last week. Please have a look at the video below which I have made to try explain this a little more. I know it’s very quick…I could not send longer videos from my phone! Sorry everyone…I am only a video newbie 🙂

Unitary Method

Now once you have watched this video, please try the following sums.

Calculate the cost for one of each of the following items; 

a. 6 oranges for €3.60         b.  10 apples for €3.90        c. 7 pears for €2.52           d. 12 kiwis for €2.76                               e. 8 melons for €12.40        f. 6 bananas for €2.88

I am going to do the example of (a) for you below; 

6 oranges for €3.60

I need to divide the total cost by the amount of oranges I have

€3.60 ÷ 6 = the price of one apple. 

 

XtraMath: I have created a student profile for each of you on Xtramath.org. Please contact me on class dojo for you login details 🙂

 

Gaeilge: 

Please try part a fíor nó bréagach based on yesterday’s reading.

Bain úsáid as https://www.focloir.ie/ga/ chun focail nua a aimsiú – Use this website or your dictionary to look the meaning of new words below from your story;

  1. méadar
  2. rás
  3. bonn
  4. bualadh bos
  5. rás barra rotha

Science: Please have a look at the video below;

Now I would like you tot write 5 facts about gravity into your copies please.

If you would like, I have attached a document on how to design a parachute. 

design a parachute

History: Today, have a look at the page below based on The Good Friday Agreement. This is the last page on your chapter based on Northern Ireland and is a very important piece of history.

Visual Arts Challenge: Today’s challenge is something with wings. This could be a real life creature or something from your imagination 🙂

That is everything for today all. Please don’t forget the Zoom Meeting at 1pm. Would love to see and chat with you all. Ms. Cooney. 

 

 

Monday 27th of April: 

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

Just a few reminders for this week; 

  1. RTE School Hub Monday- Friday 11am-12pm
  2. Cúla4 Ar Scoil on at the moment and each day from 10am to 10.30am on TG4, fun way to revise and refresh your Gaeilge.
  3. If you attend classes by another teacher, such as Ms. McKenna- don’t forget to check out her page as she is also posting daily work. 
  4.  Joe Wick’s exercise class daily at 9am

English: 

Your spellings this week are -ous words.

Group 1- Spellings 1-4

Group 2- Spellings 1& 2

It is very important that you use a dictionary to look up the meanings of any spellings that you do not know.

 

Writing: We have not finished all of our activities from “Go Bananas” yet. Please complete part D based on Go Bananas on page 134 of your Reading Zones or from the image below.

Poetry: Please look at the poem “To My Sister”by William Wordsworth below. Write this into your copies and decorate it.

 

Maths: 

Friday Mental Maths Test Answers: Please correct your test from Friday using the following answers; 

  1. 11
  2. 2
  3. 45 degrees
  4. 1oo degrees
  5. 5 cans
  6. 27194
  7. 1 whole pizza
  8. 45/60
  9. 4000
  10. 53.28
  11. true
  12. 2/10 or 1/5
  13. 30
  14. 20
  15. 2
  16. 8
  17. 9:50pm
  18. 1450euros
  19. 35
  20. 180 degrees
  21. trapezium
  22. 39000
  23. 3.1
  24. 34.25
  25. tenths

Mental Maths: 

Please complete part A of mental maths 4 on page 102 into your copies.

Critical Thinking: I would like to give you a challenge today. Can you think of a word problem for Maths? for example;

Ms. Cooney spends 75euros a week on shopping. How much does she spend in a year? 

Please think about it and send me your word problems on dojo and I will try solve them. Make them as tricky as you can!! 🙂

 

Gaeilge: 

Léigh an scéal “Lá Spóirt. Pick 5 words you do no know from this story and look up them up in your dictionaries.

Mothúcháin-Feelings (1)

Déan athbhreithniú ar na mothúcháin a d’fhoghlaim tú inné agus críochnaigh na habairtí – Revise the feelings you learned yesterday and finish the sentences. 

• níor bhuamar an cluiche – we did not win the game
• rinne mé dearmad ar m’obair bhaile – I forgot my homework
• bhuaigh mé an cluiche – I won the game
• bhí me ag snámh – I was swimming
• chaill mé mo mhadra – I lost my dog
• rith mé an rás – I ran the race
• chuala mé torann ait – I heard a strange noise
• níor ith mé mo bhricfeasta – I did not eat my breakfast.

Science: We are moving on to study Gravity.

Did you know that without gravity, we would fall right off of Earth’s surface and float away?

Or that gravity is the reason a ball comes back down when you throw it into the air, instead of just traveling higher and higher?

how-to-make-a-bouncy-ball

What exactly is this mysterious force of nature? Keep reading to find out!

What is gravity?

Gravity is a force of attraction that pulls together all matter (anything you can physically touch).The more matter something has, the greater the force of its gravity.

That means really big objects like planets and stars have a stronger gravitational pull.

Power point: Have a look at the power point below with some facts on gravity also.

Gravity

 

History: Please continue work on your projects based on The 1916 Easter Rising. There are many factual pieces in last week’s posts and also use the internet if you can to find more  information.

 

Visual Arts: Today’s drawing challenge is your favourite TV show. This can be a scene, the title or even your favourite character. Have  fun.

 

That’s everything for today all. Try your best with any of the work I have set. I know it’s very difficult to fully understand new concepts and topics, well done to you all. Stay Safe. Ms. Cooney. 

 

 

Friday 24th of April: 

Hi all, another week nearly completed to independent learning… well done! Today you will need a red pen as I will be posting most of the corrections to your work here 🙂 I will post a little bit of learning also. Don’t forget to look at the previous days post for any reminders. 

English Class Corrections:
Reading Zone:
A
1. The banana mentioned in the text is the Cavendish banana.
2. The soil in Iceland is heated by geysers which makes it possible to grow bananas.
3. You can speed up the ripening process by sealing them in a brown paper bag with an apple or a tomato overnight.
4. 240ml of milk is used in the recipe.
5. The recipe will make 4 pancakes.

B
1. Types
2. Bunch
3. Bendy
4. Solely
5. Think
6. Capture

C.
1. familiar
2. exception
3. harvested
4. Horticulturists
5. spatula
6. evaporates

Prepositions:

On 17th December 1903, the Wright Brothers made the first flight in an aeroplane. Wilbur and Orville Wright were from Indiana and learned teir trade in a bicycle shop. These two men had never been to school buy they managed to be the first pair to get us up into  the air. This flight lasted for twelve seconds, but it was nevertheless the first in the history of the world in which a machine carrying a man had raised itself by it’s own power into the air on full flight.

 

Written work: Practise your cursive hadwriting into your hadnwriting books or copies please.

Diary Entry: Please write a diary entry on what you got up to this week.

Spelling Test:  If you could get a member of your family to test you on your spellings you have covered this week it would be fantastic 🙂

 

Maths:

Maths Questions:

Money

A. 

  1. €0.09        2.€0.15     3. €0.28      4. €1.24       5. €2.00      6. €10.10        7. €25.50       8. €300.00        9. €450.00      10. €555.00

 

 

C 1

a. 7c     b. 25c      c. 94c      d. 106c      e. 133c      f. 566c      g. 1024c     h.12932c     i.20534 c     j.52408c

2

A. €2.94         b.€12.53      c.€28.43       d. €43.01       e. €10.39      f. €50.77    g. €62      h.€16.99

 

Thursday’s work from Planet Maths: These might have been super tricky for you…. I am going to upload a video next week explaining how to do this!! I won’t correct the work today and we will ggo over it next week 🙂 

Mental Maths Test:  Please complete the Friday test below.

Gaeilge: 

Answers: 

A.

  1. Bréagach
  2. Fíor
  3. Fíor
  4. Bréagach
  5. Fíor
  6. Bréagach
  7. Bréágach

B. 

  1. Breithlá Éanna a bhí ann.
  2. Fuair sé clár toinne mar bhronntanas.
  3. Shiúil Éanna isteach san fharraige.
  4. Léím Éanna suas ar an gclár toinne.
  5. Bhí Éanna ag deanamh gaisce.
  6. Thit sé isteach san uisce.
  7. Níor thóg Róisín grianghraf d’Éanna.

C. 

Fuair Éanna clár toinne mar bhronntanas. Chuaigh Éanna agus Róisín go dtí an trá. Bhí Éanna ag surfáil ar an tonn mhór. Thit Éanna isteach san uisce.

 

D. 

trá, uisce, tonn, brón

Mothúchain- Feelings 

Mothúcháin-Feelings

I bhur chóipleabhair tarraing na hAghaidheanna agus scríobh an abairt faoin bpictiúr  – In your copies, draw the faces and write the sentence under the picture:

  1. Tá gliondar orm.
  2. Tá náire orm.
  3. Tá eagla orm.
  4. Tá tuirse orm.
  5. Tá ocras orm.
  6. Tá fearg orm.

SESE- Continue your work on you 1916 Easter Rising projects- have a look at all of this week’s posts for resources 🙂

Geography- Seeing as it was World Earth Day over the week- please design a poster or a poem on ways w e protect the environment. Please have a look at the link below for inspiration 🙂

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enIE811IE811&sxsrf=ALeKk03KjT10Ivcadx7w0N2Cm6Im1LeO9A:1587664170960&q=world+earth+day+art&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiczbr3jf_oAhX0TxUIHWQECLYQsAR6BAgKEAE&biw=1366&bih=576

Visual Arts- Today’s drawing challenge is Zodiac Sign- if you don’t know yours, google your birthday and zodiac sign 🙂

 

That’s it all for today. Well done for another week of homeschooling! As I said earlier, I will try out some video to teach new concepts and topics next week. Message me on dojo if you have any work you would like me to see. Have a lovely weekend and stay safe, Ms. Cooney 🙂 

Thursday 23rd of April: 

Hi all, just a few reminders for today; 

  1. Tune into Urban Rascals today a 1.30pm.
  2. RTE School Hub Monday- Friday 11am-12pm. 
  3. Cúla4 Ar Scoil on at the moment and each day from 10am to 10.30am on TG4, fun way to revise and refresh your Gaeilge.
  4. If you attend classes by another teacher, such as Ms. McKenna- don’t forget to check out her page as she is also posting daily work 🙂

 

English: 

Spellings: please see Monday’s post.

Group 1: Spellings 13-16

Group 2: Spellings 13 & 14

Alphabetical order: Look at your spellings list. Can you please try put all the spellings into alphabetical order.

Writing: Please complete part c based on ” Go Bananas” and complete part C.

Cursive Handwriting: Please continue practice writing 1 page of cursive handwriting into your copies.

 

Maths: 

I hope you all got on ok with the money addition sums from yesterday. I would like you to try (e-f) today (see Tuesday’s post for sums and examples!)

Money: 

Today we are looking at the unitary method, this means working out the value, cost or size of 1 unit.

If 10 oranges are €3.00,

1 orange = €3.00 ÷ 10,

So, 1 orange = 30 c

Topic 18: Money, Page 115, do Question A and B.

Planet-Maths-23-4

Splash Maths: Please continue practising on Splash Maths.

 

Gaeilge: Continue with your work from “Ag Surfáil” today (Monday and Tuesday’s post). Complete part C and D please.

Continue teaching your family members how to play “I spy” as Gaeilge, (Feicim rud éigin ag tosú le……)like we do in class every day! Remember: Tá tú ceart / Níl tú ceart.

 

Music

  • We are going to begin learning about the genre: Soul music. Please open the attached information sheet, Soul Music
  • Scroll down to pg 2, please read through this today and write this information into your copies. Don’t forget to take down the title “Musical Styles through the 20th Century: Soul” and draw an illustration.
  • Then follow this youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTVjnBo96Ug and listen to Otis Redding “Sittin on the Dock of the Bay”.  After listening to this song it’s time to respond: please draw an illustration to show what this song makes you think of or if you were directing the modern music video for this song what would it look like.  Enjoy! I look forward to seeing some of your illustrations on Class Dojo 🙂

 

History: I hope your research with the Easter Rising went well. Please find attached more information to help you with your project based on this.

Easter Rising 1916 Timeline

And this link is full of articles to help you with your research 🙂

https://www.scoilnet.ie/primary/theme-pages/history/easter-rising-1916/

**Here is a fun take on the 1916 history**

 

Visual Arts: Today’s drawing challenge is your guilty pleasure. This could be your favourite carton or treat 🙂

 

BBC bitesize- I had posted about this on Class dojo yesterday. Please have a look.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

That’s everything for today all. Stay safe, Ms. Cooney 🙂 

 

Wednesday 22nd of April: 

Hi all, hope you enjoyed Urban Rascals yesterday and worked up a sweat. Don’t forget to tune into RTE school hub on RTE 2 today at 11am. Also, I had posted a reminder to check out TG4 for Irish on class dojo yesterday also. Today, I will leave a link below for a program to watch 🙂 Also Cúla4 Ar Scoil on at the moment and each day from 10am to 10.30am on TG4, fun way to revise and refresh your Gaeilge

 

English: 

Spellings: (please see Monday’s post for attached sheet)

Group 1- spellings 9 -12

Group 2- spellings 9 & 10.

Reading: Reread your reading zone extract on “Go Bananas” ( see Monday’s and Tuesday’s post).

Written Work: Please complete part B below based on “Go Bananas”. 

Grammar Work: The grammar work in the Reading Zone this week is based on “prepositions”- we have completed some work on these in the classroom. Prepositions include- on, of, for, into etc. Prepositions normally show a relationship in space or time between two or more people, places and things. An examples would be’ “The book is on the table”. Please try part B on the bottom of the page attached.

 

Maths: 

Target Board: We have completed some of these in class as part of Maths Week. Please find attached the set of rules to accompany a “target board” below;

This is the target board I want you to try today! Get a large blank sheet and have patience 🙂 Spend 15 minutes on it and I will post the solution tomorrow.

Money: Please attempt part C qs 2 a-d today. Remember it is very important to write the sum correctly. Put the largest amount of money first!! I will do part (a) as an example below;

€2.36

€0.50

+    €0.08

________

 

*Please write the sums as a list and not how they are written in your book 🙂

Tables: Continue revision on divided by 3, 6 and 9. Use hit the button to make this fun 🙂

 

Gaeilge: 

Please have a little look at Episode 1 of Lurgan Beo which I have attached a link to below. You may recognise some pupils in this video as they take current, popular songs and translate them to Irish 🙂

https://www.tg4.ie/en/player/categories/childrens-tv-shows/play/?pid=5733897124001&title=Lurgan%202K17&series=Lurgan%20Beo&genre=Cula4&pcode=056614

 

Worksheet- Try these worksheet to illustrate the feelings in each person’s face.

Feelings

 

History/ Geography: We are continuing on with your work on Northern Ireland today. Please look at your Unlocking SESE books page 133-135 or from the images below.

 

Here is a link with some information on the civil rights movement also;

https://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/1031-civil-rights-movement-1968-9/

 

Writing: Between the reading and the above link, please write  5 facts that you have learned into your copies.

 

Visual Arts: Today’s drawing challenge is a historical figure. For example, this could be Cleopatra, Nelson Mandela or anyone you would like 🙂

 

P.E : Joe Wicks is doing live exercise classes Monday to Friday at 9am on his Youtube Channel.

or you can copy and follow this link and complete some of these exercise videos.https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+wicks+kids+workout

 

That’s everything for today. Will be back tomorrow with more work, chat then everyone 🙂 

 

 

Tuesday 21st of April: 

Hello everyone…I hope you got through the work ok yesterday. It can be tricky to get back into a routine of independent learning after 2 weeks off!

**Reminder** 

RTE School Hub-  continues on RTE 2 daily from 11am-12pm.

Urban Rascals on Urban Gym’s facebook every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30pm. 

 

Here is the work for today;

English: 

Please look at Monday’s post for the spelling list.

Group 1: Spellings 5-8

Group 2: Spellings 5 &6

Reading: Please read the next page of “Go Banana’s” of your Reading Zone on pg 132 or from the image below.

Dictionary: Please use your dictionaries or online dictionaries to look up the following words from your reading;

  • variety
  • exception
  • exclusive
  • horticulturists
  • conquest

Written Work: Please complete part A all the questions based on your reading on page 133 of Reading Zones or below.

 

Maths:

Mental Maths: Please complete the Tuesday section of Mental Maths below.

Money: 

Please complete part C qs 1 a-j below.

Here are the answers for a and b to help you;

a) 7c     b) 25c

Tables: please revise your divided by 3,6 and 9 tables.

 

Gaeilge: 

Please answer the Fíor nó Bréagach and the questions from yesterday’s story. As always- part B can be tricky, use your online dictionary for help and don’t forget that the answer will match some words in your questions 🙂

 

History: I hope the research into 1916 went well yesterday. Today, you are going to begin the chapter on Northern Ireland on pg131 and 132 of your Unlocking SESE as this is integrated into the 1916 theme. Please complete the checkpoint on pg 132.

Here is an informative power point based on Northern Ireland also;

Northern Ireland pp

Visual Arts: Today’s daily art challenge is song lyrics. Pick your favourite song, write some lyrics from it and decorate 🙂

Quiz: Here is something fun to finish off today’s learning. Seomra Ranga have been posting quizzes for children to practice their general knowledge. All the quizzes are found on the link below.

https://www.seomraranga.com/tag/quiz/

 

That is everything for today all. Stay safe, Ms. Cooney.

 

 

Monday 20th April: 

Hi everyone. Welcome back…. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter holidays enjoying the sunshine and plenty of chocolate 🙂 

It is super important that you stick into a routine with your school work. I can assure you that all the hard work you are putting in will pay off 🙂 

Remember, when the weather is fine, try get outside for some fresh air. Try spend 10-15 minutes reading daily, this can be books, articles online, comics or even the newspaper and try make your learning

English: 

This week your spellings will contain -ify.

Group one- spellings 1-4. Group 2- Spellings 1&2.

Dictionary Work: Please look up the meanings of the spellings you are learning and write the meanings into your copies.

 

Writing: I would love to hear what you got up to over the Easter Holidays. You could write an entry into your diaries or you can use one of the templates I’ve attached below. Don’t forget to put your news in chronological order and you can draw pictures to accompany some of the activities you completed.

Easter Writing

 

Reading: Please look at “Go Bananas” in your Reading Zone on pg 131 or in the image below.

 

Maths: 

We are going to focus on Money today. Below is a link for ixl maths which you can complete the adding and subtracting of money. Have fun 🙂

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-5/add-and-subtract-money-amounts

Worksheet: Please compete qs A- remember there are 100cents in a euro. eg A qs 1: o.o9euros

Splash Maths: Please spend 10 minutes practising on Splash Maths. 

Mental Maths: 

Please complete the Monday section of the MM attached below.

 

Irish: It can be a little tricky to get back into Irish after some time off. I am going to attached the story of “Ag Surfáil”- today look over the picture dictionary on the top and the bottom of the page. Then draw these pictures and words into your copies.

 

History: Most of you completed fantastic WW1 projects. Now we are going to move on and study The 1916 Rising and complete projects on this amazing piece of history. Please look at the Power point attached below and write 5 Facts about the 1916 rising. Over the week, we are going to study it more and you can start compiling your facts as project work 🙂

1916 rising

Here is also an informative website to help you with your research.

http://www.easter1916.ie/

Visual Arts: I have been loving the pictures you have been sending me in of your challenges. We are going to continue on with our challenge. Today’s challenge is your spirit animal. This can be an animal you may have a connection to or just one you really like.

Exercise: Joe Wick’s is still running his daily PE lessons each morning. Hurling 365 also have great videos on FB and instagram to challenge and improve your hurling skills. Keep getting as much fresh air as you can as it’s great for your mind and body 🙂

That’s everything for today all. I hope you are all keeping yourselves busy during this strange time. It’s very surreal that it has gone on this long. Chat tomorrow, Ms. Cooney 🙂

 

 

 

Friday 3rd April: 

Hi everyone, last post for a little while as your Easter Holidays start next week 🙂

I will not be posting work up here for you, however its super important for you to keep reading and going over your tables. Please continue with your numeracy practise on Splash Maths and Hit the Button. 

Also RTE School Hub will still be on television and Urban Rascals will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

I wish you a wonderful break for Easter and lots of chocolate eating 🙂 

English: 

Here are your answers for the Reading Zone activities;

A

  1. The car stopped for the man as waved his arms and stepped into the road.
  2.  The passenger was out of breath as he had been running.
  3.  He had gone to the house for help as is own car had broken down.
  4. The house was dark, thatched, ivy-covered and looked deserted.
  5.  The house didn’t have electricity as the man was using an oil-lamp. It also had a beamed ceiling, oak table and heavy chairs.

 

B 1. Protected      2. vacant      3. sensibleness       4. doomed    5. comfort      6. illusion

 

C. 1. Glare     2. muffled      3. composure      4.obtain     5. beckoned      6. assurancec

 

Write: Please complete question D with full sentences into your copies. ( See Monday’s post for story and questions)

Spellings: No new spellings for you today. However, revise the ones you have learned. Try test yourself with them 🙂

Maths: 

some of you have signed up for Splash Maths and seem to be really enjoying it. Well done!! Continue practise today and over the Easter holidays on this.

Decimals: Continue your work on the word problems of your decimals from yesterday’s post on pg5.

Word Problems: 

Joe has €4.30. Jane has €2.50 more than Joe, how much money has Jane?
Jim has 35 cards. Jane has 12 more than Jim, how many cards do they have between them?
Six bars of chocolate cost €2.30, how much would 18 bars cost?
Ten pens cost €4.50, how much does one pen cost?
What must be added to 10 times 53 to make 600?

Sudoku: Sudoku x 9

 

Gaeilge: 

From our reader, please answer questions C & D. 

 

 

Here is the story that it is based on 🙂

Gaeilge-30-3

**Please write the below verds and their negative and positive answers into your copies**
An raibh (to be)?
Bhí
Ní raibh
An ndearna (to do)?
Rinne
Ní dhearna
An ndeachaigh (to go)?
Chuaigh
Ní dheachaigh
An bhfaca (to see)?
Chonaic
Ní fhaca
An bhfuair (to get)?
Fuair
Ní bhfuair
An ndúirt (to say)
Dúirt
Ní dúirt

 

Religion: Have a look at this story of Easter and try the questions on the following pages. Please start the story from pg12 and complete the questions after it.

The Story of Easter

Here is a power point of the story also;

t-or-1138-the-easter-journal-the-story-of-easter-powerpoint

 

Science: 

Over the course of Easter, it would be AWESOME if you could try one science experiment. These are easy ones that you could complete with some items from your home 🙂

https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/blog/easy-cool-science-experiments-for-kids

 

Visual Arts: 

Drawing Challenge: Today’s drawing challenge is to draw something you ate today.

Construction Project: Milk Carton Elephants 

This is something I had seen online also. It uses a milk carton to make an elephant. Simple but highly effective. If you have an spare plastic milk cartons at home, give it a go 🙂 REMEMBER: Be careful when using a scissors or knife to cut- you may need an adults help with this one.

 

Additional Material: 

Seeing as your now on holidays, if you ever get bored during it, I am going to leave 2 packs below which contain lots of fun material to keep you busy.

5th class Pack 2

5th Class Pack

That’s it all for today and for another little while everyone! I hope you all have a fantastic Easter break with your families! Enjoy the weather and the chocolate 🙂  Get lots of fresh air and sunshine when can. Don’t forget to continue reading and tuning into Urban Rascals. Stay Safe. Chat soon. 

Ms. Cooney 🙂

 

Thursday April 2nd: 

Today is World Autism Day. Please try wear something blue today and take a picture 🙂 

Urban Rascals also takes place today on Urban Gym Facebook.

Splash Maths: Please look at class dojo for insstructions on how to log into your splash maths account. 

 

English

**Spelling list attached to Monday’s post**

Group 1- spellings 13-16

Group 2- spellings 13 & 14

Read: Reread the story of faces in your

Reading Zones or attached to Monday’s post.

Look up these words in the dictionary please;

  • glare
  • beam
  • filter
  • normality

Then answer part C on page 124 of your books or on the question page attached to Monday’s post.

Writing: Please practise 1 page of your cursive handwriting in your copies.

 

Maths: 

I will post answers to Mental Maths tomorrow for you to correct 🙂 

Decimal Addition: There are many addition sums here for you to try. I would like you to complete pg 5 today. Don’t forget to bring down your decimal first!!

Decimal Addition

Splash Maths: Please log onto your Splash Maths account to access lots of fun games!!

 

Gaeilge: 

Gaeilge-30-3

Leigh and scéal agus freagair na ceisteanna:
Cé a bhí ag dul go Meiriceá?
Cár cheannaigh Róisín a ticéad?
Céard a chuir Róisín ina mála?
Cár chuir Róisín a Pas?
Céard a thit ar an urlár?
Cé a chonaic an Pas ar an urlár?

 

Science: 

As we have been focusing on the solar system, I am going to leave a video from youtube for you to watch and a factual power point on the moon! Write 3 facts that you have learned from these resources into your copies please.

And here is the power point on the movement of the moon;

Moon

 

Autism AwarenessAs it’s a very special day, I have added some information for you on autism below. Please have a little read.

Your job is to design a poster for autism awareness. I’ve attached some images below to help 🙂

 

Autism

Exercise: don’t forget how important it is to get your 30 minutes of exercise daily. Jooe Wick’s is at 9am today on youtube and Urban Rascals on Urban Gym’s FB at 1.30pm.

That is everything for another day. I hope you are all staying safe and well. Chat soon. 

 

 

Wednesday 1st April:

Hello every one!! It’s the beginning of a new month and April Fools Day. 

Tomorrow Thursday the 2nd of April is World Autism Day. If you can try wear something blue on Thursday and take a picture it would be brilliant 🙂

Here is your work for today;

English: 

Spellings: (see Monday’s post)

Group 1- spellings 9-12

Group 2: Spellings 9 & 10

 

Read the story “Faces” from yesterday (attached on Monday’s post).

Look up these words either in a dictionary or online and write the meanings into your copies;

  • insulate
  • inhabited
  • reasonable
  • accurse
  • consolation
  • hallucination

Writing: Complete part B on pg 124 or on the question page in Monday’s post

April Fools Report: Have a look at the newspaper report below. It’s your tunr to write a silly story about the school now, don’t forget a title to catch the reader’s attention. Maybe something like a science explosion happening or someone painting the school green!! 🙂

April Fools Report

 

Maths: 

Here are your answers for MM this week;

Word Problems- Complete these in your copy please:

What is the sum of 17268, 23570 and 16895?
What number is 26 times greater than 938?
A plane can carry 37 passengers, how many passengers will 24 planes carry?
By how much is the product of 596 and 78 less than 50,000?
One Sunday 23, 256 people attended a football match. 4, 378 fewer than that attended the next Sunday. How many attended that Sunday?

Mental Maths: 

If you fly through the word problems, please try this mental maths 🙂

MM-Week-27-Monday-Tuesday

 

Gaeilge: 

Read this story and draw/write your own passport:

Gaeilge-30-3

 

Geography: 

Seeing as it is April Fool’s Day, please have a look at the power point attached below about April Fool’s Day traditions around the world. Pick a country and write 2 facts about April Fool’s Day traditions there. You can google more information if you like 🙂

April Fools Traditions

History: Please finish any WW1 projects and send them to me 🙂 

Science: 

Yesterday you had learned about Earth and Mars. Seeing as it is only fitting with this fantastic weather, today is going to be focused on The Sun. Please have a look at the facts below in the power point or you can search facts online or youtube. Write 5 facts please , you can even incorporate some sun safety facts.

Sun

Visual Arts: Today’s drawing challenge is to draw an insect 🙂

 

That is all the work for today. There is a lot of work there- if you need to finish your WW1 project please prioritise that as I would love to see some more. Chat soon, 

Ms Cooney

 

 

Tuesday 31st March: 

Hi everyone. It’s nearly the end of the month!! Don’t forget to tune into Urban Rascals today for your exercise 🙂 

Here is your work menu for  today;

Spellings: Please learn spellings 5-8 from Monday’s image. If you are in group two please do spellings 5 and 6.

Reading and Writing:  We are going to go back to our Reading Zone books and we are going to do the story “Faces” on pages 121-123. Once you have completed the story, please complete all of the questions in part on pg 124.

 

Gaeilge: 

Today is corrections day 🙂 Please correct your work. I have already posted corrections for part A in last week’s posts.

B: 

  1. Bhí na fiailí sa ghairdín,
  2. Chuaigh Éanna agus Roisin amach sa ghairdín.
  3. Bhailigh Éanna na duilleoga le chéile.
  4. Tharraing Róisín na fiailí amach.
  5. Chuir an múinteoir bleibíní sa ghairdín.
  6. Bhí plúiríni sneachta, cloigíní gorma, lusanna an chromchinn agus tiúlipí sa ghairdín.
  7. Bhí an múinteoir agus na páístí  an-sásta.

 

C. 1. ráca, féar, bleibíní, féileicháin.

D. There are lost of words- any from the text is perfect 🙂 

 

From reading this story, I would like you to try put the following words into sentences– Use the story to help you. It is in yesterday’s posts.

  1. múinteoir            2. duilleoga         3. féileacáin

 

Maths: 

Please continue on with your mental maths and I will post the answers to all sections tomorrow for you to correct.

 

Long Division: 

  1. 2000 divided by 25
  2. 1250 divided by 25
  3. 1089 divided by 11

 

Science: As we were meant to move onto the solar sytem in Science, I am going to add some powerpoints on Earth and Mars for you to look at. You can also find lots of information on youtube/ google. Please write three facts on both Earth and Mars 🙂

Earth Powerpoint

Mars

 

Visual Arts: Today’s drawing challenge is an urban legend. This could be something from myths which we have already completed projects on 🙂

Exercise: Tune into Urban Rascals/ Joe Wick’s for your daily exercise and don’t forget to send me pictures.

 

That’s everything. I hope you are all well. If you have tried out the cookie recipe or any baking please send me on pictures as I would love to hear from you. Stay Safe. 

Ms. Cooney

 

 

Monday 3oth March: 

Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It is a beginning of a new week of school work. Before we start, I have a few important pieces of information;

RTE School Hub- If you have the opportunity to watch, RTE are doing a school hub everyday between 11am-12pm. 

Urban Rascals- The urban rascals prize is a home study centre which has been kindly donated by a parent. 

Food Initiative- There is a box of food weekly initiative occuring. Please look at the school’s facebook page or text a message to the school’s mobile number 0860211338 for more information. 

 

Here is your menu of work for today;

English:

Spellings: -ise and -ize words. 

Please learn the first four spellings in the list below. Group 2 please learn the first two.

Dictionary work: Look up the spellings that you are learning wither inn a dictionary or online and add the to sentence each in your copies.

Reading: Continue reading from the story last Friday.

Help-its-Harriet-PG-1Help-its-Harriet-Questions Help-its-Harriet-PG-2

Once you have finished reading, answer the “Undercover Work” qs 1-8 on the question page.

 

 

Maths: 

Mental Maths: Continue on with your mental maths work on pg 78 of your books or below in the attached image. Complete A & B all questions.

Tables: Use this opportunity to revise your division tables on Hit the Button. 

Planet Maths also has a great parent portal for you to revise certain maths topics 🙂

Decimals: Please have a look at and try attempt the worksheet below. The answers are at the very last page for you to self correct. Have fun 🙂

Decimal

 

Gaeilge: 

Last week you had the questions from An Gairdín Scoile. Please finish the last set of exercise C&D and I will post the answers tomorrow.

Scríobh: In your copies, please draw the the words and pictures of the picture dictionary.

 

SPHE: As many of you have been enjoying the weather and are out for walks I would like you to either write 5 safety rules while walking on the road or design a poster for road safety, such as

  1. Always walk on the left hand side.

I look forward to seeing them 🙂

Science: Please have a look at this page. Everday at 11am Maddie and Greg chat about nature. There are already lots of videos for you to catch up on 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate

 

Exercise: continue on with Joe Wicks each morning at 9am. Also Obi Mabuse is running a daily dance class on facebook at 11.30am. Search his name on FB to avail of this.

 

Visual Arts: 

Today’s drawing challenge is something from the sea. This could be a shell, driftwood, seaweed or even some form of sea life. Enjoy.

 

That’s everything for today everyone. Well done again… if you find you are sruggling with some work, please try your best for around 10-15minutes at it and then take a break. This will help you clear your mind. Stay Safe 🙂 

Ms. Cooney

 

 

Friday 27th March: 

Hi all, 

Hope you all loved Urban Rascal’s PE session yesterday and the lovely weather. It’s an end of another week of home-schooling so well done!! I know it’s not easy and I’m very proud of you all for putting in tremendous efforts!! Here is your work for today; 

English: 

No new spellings for today. Revise the spellings you have covered this week. If you can get anyone to call out the spellings and for you to write them it would be a great idea. Test yourself 🙂

Reading: Read the story of “Help it’s Harriet” below. Then complete the Tale and Detail qs 1-7 on the qs page.

Help-its-Harriet-PG-1 Help-its-Harriet-Questions Help-its-Harriet-PG-2

Writing: Continue on with your diary entry for today.

Maths:

Here are you answers for mental maths for yesterday.

Worksheet: Complete this worksheet as revision of your decimals to fraction.

Fractions to decimals

 

Hit the Button: Revise all your multiplication tables on hit the button.

 

Gaeilge: 

Here are the answers to yesterdays Fíor nó Bréagach

  1. Bréagach
  2. Fíor
  3. Bréagach
  4.  Bréagach
  5. Fíor
  6. Fíor

 

For today try complete part B of the questions page (Look at yesterday’s post for story and qs pg)

There will be a little tricky but use the questions to help you look for your answer.

The translations for the first three questions are:

  1. Where were the weeds?
  2. Who went out to the garden?
  3. Who collected the leaves?

Geography: 

Simple activity for today. Label the map below. Use any online map to complete this. The answer page is attached for you to self correct after you give it a go 🙂

t2-g-590-locating-countries-of-europe-map-activity-sheet-_ver_5

 

Visual Arts: Todays art challenge is crystals. Maybe google some images first and then try sketch.

Exercise: Don’t forget Joe Wick’s at 9am on Youtube.

I’ve kept it short today everyone as I know we normally have golden time on a Friday. Just to say well done again for completing work at home! It’s not an easy challenge and I ma loving seeing pictures and hearing from your parents. I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Stay Safe, 

Ms. Cooney

 

 

Thursday 26th March.
Good morning everyone. Hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather yesterday. I have a few important reminders for you;
Class Dojo– again thank you to all of you who have signed up to class dojo already. If we get 100% sign up for our class, we win a PIZZA PARTY!!! I have loved receiving pictures of all your fantastic work! Well done 🙂
Urban Gym– Urban gym are running their exercise class at 1.30 pm again today. Please tune into to their facebook page. There are chances to win prizes and adults can win t-shirts . Continue with your Joe Wick’s daily PE lesson also. 

Here is your work for today;
English:
Revise spellings:
1. Vaccinate
2. Participate
3. Invalidate
4. Speculate

Reading and Writing:
Read the FA Cup comprehension below from pg 14 (not the comprehensions at the beginning). Answer the questions that follow. The answers are at the end pages for you to self-correct.

FA CUP

Audiobook: Please try listen to one of David Walliam’s free audiobooks. Follow the link in yesterday’s post to access these 🙂

Maths:
Complete Mental Maths on pg 53 of your Planet Maths or from the image below.

Multiplication: As you have been busy revising your tables, test out your knowledge on the multiplication sheet below, remember to start multiplying in the units.

Multiplication

 

Irish:

Today, we are going to do a story from our readers. Try read the story of “An Gairdín Scoile”. The picture dictionary will help you understand the story. Then try answer the first task on the question part Fíor no Bréagach (True or false). If you find this tricky, please just try your best:)

 

History: continue on with your WW1 projects. Thank you and well done to the children who have already sent me on pictures of their super work. I am adding a link to an ebook below with more facts etc for your to read and enjoy 🙂

WW1 Ebook

 

Visual Arts: Today’s art challenge is for you to draw an eyeball. 

Music- I would like you to take 5 minutes to listen to your current favourite song. This could be an old or new song under any genre (pop, rock, rap etc.) After you are finished listening to the song, I would love for you to respond to it by either drawing an illustration or writing a short piece abut how the song makes you feel, why you like it or what you can imagine when you listen to the song.

 

That’s everything for today. Keep sending in pictures of your lovely work. Stay Safe. 

Ms. Cooney

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 25th March: Classwork

Good morning everyone. I hope you all managed to log onto Urban Gym’s exercise session yesterday, it was lots of fun. Thank you again to those parents who have signed up for class dojo and have sent me on pictures of your wonderful work. 

AudioBook: The children’s author David Walliams is also releasing a free audiobook daily. This is a great way to listen to some of your favourite stories. Follow the link below to listen. 

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

Exercise: Continue on with Joe Wick’s daily PE lesson. Link can be found on Monday’s post 🙂

Here is something fun for you to try. It is called “Spell your Name PE”- do both your first name and surname.

 

English: 

Revise these spellings please;

  1. formulate
  2. circulate
  3. originate
  4. aggravate

Diary Entry- Continue with your diary entries. 1- 2 pages is perfect.

Acrostic Poem- Following with the theme of keeping safe, can you try write an acrostic poem under “Stay Safe” and decorate. Remember arrange your letters in a list for it to be an acrostic poem. Try make it rhyme where you can 🙂

 

Maths: 

There are your mental maths answers from Monday’s work. Please correct your work and be honest with your corrections.

 

Long Division: Continue your work on long division. Complete the second row of questions on this sheet.

Remember your division family (and your remainders!!)

Long division

ixl maths: Take a look at this website for some fun maths activities. Your guardian may need to create an account for you.

Sudoku: here is a simple sudoku activity for you to try. Answers are on following page.

Sudoku

 

Gaeilge: Take a break from the Briathra revision for today. Yesterday you played “Deir Ó Grádaigh”. Today try play “Chuaigh mé go dtí an siopa agus cheannaigh me …….” with someone at home. Use things such as úlla, oráiste, sicín, ubh, arán etc. Have fun 🙂

 

Geography: 

To link in with our work on WW1- I am adding a fact page on Germany and also a mini-project template. You can use the internet to research more facts or the sheet attached. You can write these facts into your copies or display as a mini-project.

Germany fact template Germany

Germany

 

Visual Arts: 

Today’s visual arts challenge is for you to draw a childhood toy. This could be a toy you still play with, or something you played with when you were younger.

That’s everything for today. Have fun and well done to those of you who are working so hard at home completing this work. 

Ms. Cooney

 

Tuesday 24th March: Classwork

Hi everyone. I would just like to say thank you again for all the parents who have signed up to Class Dojo, it will make communication very simple during this difficult time. 

*Important*- Please have a look at URBAN RASCALS on Urban Gym Facebook. They are running a Keep Fit class for the pupils of New Ross today and Thursday at 1.30pm. There is a Fitbit to be won for one pupil who posts a photo exercising on the school’s facebook page. Continue with your  Joe Wick’s daily exercise challenge which I posted on yesterday’s blog 🙂

**Art Exhibition**- Some teachers are running an art exhibition. If you have any pieces of art, please try take a picture and send them onto my email address tcooney@bunscoilris.ie.

 

Here is your work menu today;

English: 

Revise -ate spellings: (Look at yesterdays post for instructions on Group 1 and Group 2)

  1. activate
  2. captivate
  3. hibernate
  4. complicate

Handwriting: Practise 1/2 page of your cursive handwriting in your copies.

Reading: Please look at the comprehension based on Usian Bolt below. Read the comprehension on pgs 10-11 and complete the questions on pgs 12 & 13. The answers are on pg 14 for you to self correct your own work.

Usain Bolt Biography Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

 

Maths: 

Hit the Button: Revise multiplication tables.

Multiplication Challenge: This is a different maths activity today. There are lots of maths questions on the first page. If you can, set a timer and GO!! See how long it takes you to complete the page 🙂 Answers are on the second sheet. Use these to self-correct and not to answer.

Ultimate Tables Challenge

 

Emoji Code Breaker: Another fun activity to complete today. Can you break these Emoji codes?

Emoji Code Breaker

 

Gaeilge: 

From yesterday, please complete the bottom of the Irish page 🙂

Aimsir Chaite Briathra Aon Siolla

 

Deir Ó Grádaigh- Try show someone how to play “Simon Says” as Gaeilge.

*Hints*- Deir Ó Grádaigh, bigí ag rith- Simon says “Run”

Deir Ó Grádaigh, bigí ag ithe- Simon says “Eat”.

 

SPHE: During this uncertain time- personal hygiene such as handwashing, not touching our face with our hands and covering our mouth when we cough have been very important.

Please design a poster on ways to stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus. You can design these in your copies or on pages.

 

Art: Today’s art challenge is Flowers. If the weather is nice, why not go outside and sketch a flower you see 🙂

That’s everything for today. Keep safe everyone. 

Ms. Cooney 🙂

 

 

Monday 23rd March: Classwork

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and had a chance to enjoy the beautiful sunshine. By now, you should have all received a text from Mr. Moran about Class Dojo. This will act as our basis for communication- if there are any problems please contact me on Class Dojo and I will try respond as quickly as I can in school hours. Also, if you are missing any books, I will be posting pictures of the pages on here so you will be able complete your work. 

Here is your work for today;

English: 

Revise -ate spellings.

Group 1 can revise the 4 spellings listed below.

Group 2 can do the first two spellings listed.

  1. negate
  2. decorate
  3. pollinate
  4. frustrate

Diary Entry: Please continue work on your diary entries. You should have lots to tell me about after the weekend 🙂

Writing: As yesterday was Mother’s Day, I would like you to choose a woman who inspires you and write a piece about her. Tell me why she inspires you (hard-working, caring, strong etc). Base this on a woman you know personally such as your mam, grandmother, sister, aunt, stepmam or even a friend 🙂

 

Maths: 

Please complete Mental Maths A&B on pg 52 of your PM books. Please see image attached if you do not have your maths book.

Tables: Please use Hit the Button to revise your multiplication tables.

 

Gaeilge:

 Please revise your Aimsir Chaite Briathra Aon Siolla. Look at the page attached below and complete the first two written activities.

Aimsir Chaite Briathra Aon Siolla

 

History: Please continue work on your WW1 project/ fact building in your copies. If you have your Unlocking SESE books, please read Chapter 14: Ireland and the Great War. If you do not have your books, please spend 10-15 minutes if you can researching WW1 and Ireland online. I have attached some pages below to help you with your fact building. I would love for you to draw some pictures to add to your project 🙂

 

Art: 

Today’s art challenge is for you to draw something with Two Heads. Try use your imagination for this task 🙂

 

Exercise: 

Joe Wicks is doing live exercise classes Monday to Friday at 9am on his Youtube Channel.
or you can copy and follow this link and complete some of these exercise videos.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+wicks+kids+workout

 

That’s everything for today. Remember to keep your work dated! Have a super day 🙂

Ms. Cooney

 

 

 

Friday 20th March: Classwork 

Hi all , 

I hope you have settled into a routine of doing your work from home now. If you are experiencing any difficulty, please get your parent to contact me on tcooney@bunscoilris.ie so I can set them up on Class Dojo. I know some parents are already set up. It is an easy way to keep communication and I will try my best to get back to you within school working hours. 

Here is your work for today;

English: it is important for you to continue reading for 15minutes daily to maintain your fluency.

Reading Zone: Please complete part E on pg 120. Read the examples twice before completing it.

Diary Entry: Continue work on your diary entry. Please don’t forget to date it 🙂

Maths: 

Please correct your mental maths from yesterday. Here are the answers;

The answers to the long division sums were : 1. 83        2. 23

Hit the Button: Today, could you please spend 10 minutes playing hit the button to revise your multiplication tables. 

Long Division: Can you please try do sums 1-4 (the top row) on this worksheet please. These have remainders so be careful!!

Long Division

Gaeilge: 

Remember- Keep practising your Irish!! Revise the same rule from yesterday 🙂

 

History: As a little bit of revision on what we covered on Aztec people, please read the diary entry I have attached below and commplete Activity D qs 1-6 in your copies.

 

Visual Art: 

To continue on with our daily art challenge- today’s theme is Exotic Pets. Maybe you could sketch a lizard or a snake.

Here is a great video to help you with a lizard sketch;

Practical Activity: Please pick on from menu below daily 🙂

Learn-at-Home-Activities

 

 

Don’t forget to get outside and get fresh air. Next week, I will be setting a little more Irish work and English spellings for you to learn. I wish you all a lovely weekend. 

Ms Cooney

 

 

Thursday 19th March: Classwork
Hi everyone. I hope you are all well and managed to complete the work I set for you yesterday. I am going to leave some more work for you to try to complete today. I hope you are all taking the opportunity to get some fresh air as the weather has been quite good. Remember our RAD rule when completing work in your copies (rule, a title, date). This will help keep your work organised and easier to correct when we are all back in school. Please look at the school’s twitter page (@bunscoilris) for lots of updates and activities for you to complete 🙂

Here is your menu of work to complete today;

English: it is important for you to continue reading for 15minutes daily to maintain your fluency.
Reading Zone: Please reread Saint of the Gutters pgs 117-118 and complete pg120 Activity D.
Handwriting: Practise 1/2 page of your cursive handwriting daily.
Diary Entry: Continue with your diary entry for today please. Tell me what you have been up to, what you have been grateful for and any updates you have heard on the news.

Maths:
Please correct your mental maths work from yesterday. Be honest with your corrections 🙂 Here are the answers;

Mental Maths: please complete pg 27 C&D today.

Long Division: It is important to keep practising our Long Division. Remember your division family rule when completing these. They also have no remainder-

  1. 2324 divided by 28
  2. 621 divided by 27

*Maths Riddle*

A ship was afloat in the harbour. A rope ladder hung over the side of the ship with 12 rungs of the ladder above the water line. The rungs were 35cm apart.

How many rungs remained above the water line after the tide had risen two metres?

 

Gaeilge: 

It is very important that you keep revising your Irish grammar rules. Please revise the plural version of these Aimsir Chaite verbs below;

Please write the two examples into your copies.

 

Practical Activities: Let’s take the opportunity to complete some activities that you may not have the chance to do on  a regular school day. Please select one activity from below each day to complete;

Learn-at-Home-Activities

 

Visual Art: 

It’s a great chance to start an art challenge. You will receive a new challenge daily to draw. This can be done in your copies or on pages. Today the challenge for you to draw are bones.

 

Exercise: 

Try complete 30 minutes daily of exercise. This can be done outdoors by seeing how many “keepy uppies” you can do with the soccer ball. If the weather doesn’t facilitate this, great exercises can be found on www.gonoodle.com. Also Ireland rugby star Greg O’Shea is running a challenge under the title “CreateDon’tContiminate”- he wants you to see how many “keepy uppies” you can complete with a toilet roll. This is a great, fun way to practise a skill indoors (please stay away from any breakables if you try this 🙂 )

 

That’s all for today everyone. I hope you are staying safe during this time and enjoying some fresh air. I’ll be back on tomorrow to post some more work. Stay Safe 🙂 

Ms. Cooney

 

 

 

Wednesday 18th March: Classwork

 

Hi everyone, I am going to leave a little but of classwork for you to complete daily. I hope you are keeping safe during this period.

 

Reading: Please try complete 15 minutes of reading daily. If you do not have a reader/book at home- please reread some stories from the Reading Zone booklet.

Writing: Practise 1/2 page of cursive handwriting in your copies. Remember quality and not quantity!!

Diary entry: This is a very monumental time in Irish history. If you have a spare copy- we are going to start writing a diary entry about what you have done with being off due to the cornovirus. If you do not have a sare copy- write your diary entries on blank pieces of paper (we can staple them together on your return to school) or in your copy you brought home. Tell me what you have spent your time doing and what you have heard on the news. I look forward to hearing it once we are back 🙂 1- 2 pages a day is perfect.

Maths: Complete Planet Maths pg: 26 A & B- all questions. 

Unlocking SESE: Reread chapter 13- The War to End all Wars. Write immportant facts learned from this into yout copies. We have learned lots about WW1 so this should be familiar to you. If you have any resources, begin to  compile your facts into a little project. I would love to display them in class once we are back. If you have access to browse the internet for facts, please do. However, facts from your books are great too.

Practical Activities: I would love for you to take this time to complete some practical, everyday life activities that at times we don’t have a chance to do in school. Even practise certain skills. Today,  would love for you to do one household chore at home- such as empty the dishwasher, put away the dishes, hoover, clean your bedroom. Even make someone a cup of tea at home as we had practised during our instructional writing.

Brainteasers/ Riddles of the day: 

Riddle 1. 

Once upon a time Patsy wrote the following in her diary:
“The day before yesterday Percy was 13 years old.
Next year he will turn 16.”
How can she have been correct?

 

Riddle 2. 

When is eighteen hundred subtract fifty
the same as seventeen hundred add ten?

 

*I hope you are all enjoying this time off. Please try complete this work. Remember, stay safe by practising handwashing, hand sanitising and social distancing*