Ms. Mooney/Ms.Kenny

Monday 25th May 2020

Hello everyone. Happy Monday. Can you believe this is the last week in May? The weeks are going so quickly I think.  My sister was supposed to be getting married this Friday but she isn’t now, so this week will be a very different week than we had thought. We plan to come together and have a table with a cake in the middle and our immediate families together on different sides and chat away for the afternoon instead. And we will still have the wedding to look forward to. So lots of memories to be made.

Task 1: EXERCISE 

This is a five minute workout with Joe Wicks. Try this and a walk at some stage today. Getting out of the house safely and adhering to the 5km limit and 2 metre social distancing can be lovely.

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

 

Task 2: DAILY DIARY

Continue your daily diary. You could think about something that you would be normally doing now if Covid – 19 wasn’t here, playing with friends, school tours, sports day and think about a way to do this but with a difference. Could you do a zoom sports day with friends and each of you set a physical challenge for each other? Anyone think of any other ideas?

This can be used as handwriting practice. Handwriting practice is more important now than ever as you are doing less of it.  So rule your page, start writing at the margin and write as neatly as possible.

Things we have discussed and to remember when writing:

  1. Do hand warm ups.
  2. Make sure you are sitting comfortably with your two feet flat on the ground.
  3. Choose the right writing instrument for you.
  4. Hold your pencil about 2 centimetres from the tip between the thumb and fingers.
  5. Choose a time to write your diary entry when you are not feeling rushed.
  6. You form a, d, g, o and q from writing c first.
  7. Use capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and full stops at the end.

Or as Ms Kenny said it can be used as typing practice.

 

TASK 3 HANDWRITING.

This week I want you to focus on using finger spacing between your words. I have noticed in some of the work you are sending us your words are very close together. This makes reading it a bit more difficult. Adequate spacing between your words when writing is very important. Be mindful of this throughout your writing this week. Below is a sheet to practice writing a shopping list.

Lists are very handy in life to keep us focused on what needs to be done. They can be used for shopping we need to get, jobs we want to get done, items we need to pack when packing bag to go somewhere etc.

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TASK 4: SPELLINGS

Here are this week’s spellings.  These are from the most used words in the English language so these spellings will come up all through your lives. Practice, practice, practice.

Different – diff e rent

does

end

England – Eng land

even

found –

hand

high – h igh

home – home magic e

house – h ou s e

kind – kind

land –

Say it 3 times, spell it 3 times, write it 3 times, cover it and write it and spell it.

TASK 5: READ AND CHILL

Find a book, any book, and read or listen for 15 minutes.

This week instead of giving a short comprehension and question for you to answer I want to show you the different types of questions you will be asked in reading comprehensions. There are 5 different types of questions:

Vocabulary,

Retriever

Sequencing

Inference

Predicting

Today we will look at Sequencing Questions. Sequencing is about putting things in order. Putting things that happened in the order that they happened in for example what happened first, what happened in the end etc. There are three different sheets to look at.

Sequencing Suki 2 Sequencing Suki Info Sequencing Suki Lets Read

TASK 6: Watch the RTE Hub

Tune into RTE 2 at 11 and watch the RTE Hub. You might pick up some interesting pieces of learning.

TASK 7: Expand the mind

Here are two lovely new words to build up that vocabulary and grow the mind. Today’s words are horizontal and vertical. Look them up in a dictionary of online and find the definition. These words are found in maths a lot especially with shapes.  Check out the pages below and see if you found the correct definition. Try use them in a sentence or a conversation today.

Page 30 Horizontal Page 31 Vertical

 

TASK 8: Continue improving your tables.

Practice your 7, 8, 9 and 10 times tables with https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Click on the link below to get a revision sheet. Remember you do each question once every day.  If you get the answer correct you put a tick in the box, if you get it wrong you put a dot in the box and go over the correct answer a few times.  Keep practising every day until you get three ticks in a row on each question – that means you will get the question right three days in a row. There is also a fact sheet for you to learn.

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TASK 9: WORKING MEMORY 

This week look at the sheet and say the number inside the shape, then look at the next picture and say the amount of sides the shape has. For example 3, 5, 5, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 4

Tell Me 7

TASK 10: NUMBER DETECTIVE 

Read these clues and write the answer for each clue somewhere safe. Add to it again tomorrow when you get more clues like this…..

Clue 1:  My Guess

Clue 2: My Guess

Clue 3: My Guess

Clue 4: My Guess

Clue 5: My Guess

Clue 1 – The secret number has 3 digits.

Clue 2 – To find the digit in the hundreds place subtract 19 from 21.

Any guesses, I would love to hear them.

 

Ingredients for tomorrow for Jumbo Macaroni Cheese are

250g pasta, 50g butter, 50g plain flour,600ml milk, 200g cheddar cheese, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional) salt and pepper, 200g frozen spinach, 3 rashers rindless, 125g cherry tomatoes

Individual Work Folders

Yellow Monday 24th May 2020    Yellow (1) Yellow (1) Yellow (2) Yellow (2) Yellow (3) Yellow

Blue Monday 25th May 2020 Blue

red Red Monday 25th May 2020 red

 

 

 

Friday May 22

Hello everyone and happy Friday. I hope you have all had a lovely week and I hope enjoy your weekend. Thank you so much to those of you who have send your completed work to class Dojo.
Ms Mooney will be with you on Monday.
Ms Doyle sent me this photo of the willow dome yesterday! Can you believe it? Look how much it has grown. I think its so beautiful. I look forward to the time when we can all sit inside and enjoy it.

Task 1: Exercise
Did you try Urban Rascals yesterday? I haven’t done any of these online classes! So well done if you have managed it. I prefer a walk outside if I can get the time. Here is another Joe Wicks PE class which you can try or else make sure you get outside for fresh air and exercise.

Task 2: Spelling
Can you ask somebody in your house to give you a spelling test today.
You can take your test using some of the alternatives Ms Mooney suggested! You could write your answers in flour, sand, mud or your dad’s shaving foam! Or paper if you prefer.
How did you get on?

Task 3: Reading
This is a never changing task! You could decide this is something you will do every day…for the rest of your life and still you would never run out of books.
Take some quiet time to read a book or to listen to a book being read to you. Have you seen that Ms King posts up a video of her reading a book every day. Why not follow this if you don’t have access to audio books.

Task 4: Times tables
Like reading, times tables are important. You don’t have to do them every day for the rest of your life BUT it is a good idea to continually practise them until you know them inside out. This skill will really help you with your maths. Keep practising. Every day.
Here are suggestions for different ways to do this.

You can practise every day on hit the button.

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

You can play a ball game, passing the ball Back and forth with a family member and counting up as you go.

You can use the multiplication wheels you made with me a few weeks ago.

You can make your own multiplication square.

Task 5: Meditation

I’ve uploaded a mindfulness journal here if you’d like to print it out and fill it in.

Can you continue your square breathing!

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Task 6: Daily Diary
Keep this up also. This is your chance to keep your writing oiled up. Having a writing practise every day is a great way to put things into words. If you read AND do your diary, your writing WILL improve. Remember it is also an opportunity to practise your handwriting. Don’t forget those full stops and capital letters.
Has anyone tried typing their diary yet?
Here is the site
Typing is a great skill to master.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Task 7: RTE hub
Tune in at 11.30.

Other
Ms Sinead Ryan has a wonderful page set up, there for anyone to access. She has listed many wonderful art activities. Dip in if you’re looking for extra creative work to try out.

Individual work

Red May 22   

Yellow May 20 21 22  yellow work it out

Blue May 20 21 22   roi-l-53887-match-the-words-high-frequency-14-peg-game

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Thursday, May 21st

Hi all, another beautiful day. We have been so incredibly lucky with this weather. I hope you’re getting outside and enjoying it.

Ok, general tasks listed below. Dip in, do what you can and enjoy what you do! Your individual work is posted below that. Thank you for all your hard work.

Task 1: Exercise: Tune into Urban Rascals! Share a photo of you participating if you like. Have you seen the great photo montage Ms Ryan has made. You’ll find it on the main dojo page and you might even spot yourself!

Task 2: Spelling

Try a spelling test today. Revise this weeks spellings. You can make this a very active task and try writing them in flour, sand or mud as Ms Mooney suggested. Then quickly test yourself. Which ones did you get wrong? Concentrate on these. Do them 3 times each. Try again.

You can get somebody to test you again tomorrow.

Task 3: Reading

Continue with daily reading. Make reading a daily practise. Try it for a minimum of fifteen minutes and after that, for as long as you like! If you find reading tricky, you can still enjoy a book by listening to somebody else read or by listening to an audiobook.

Task 4: Daily Table practise

It is important to practise you times tables. You need to know them inside out and backwards! You can choose how you best like to learn them.

You can practise every day on hit the button.

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

You can play a ball game, passing the ball Back and forth with a family member and counting up as you go.

You can use the multiplication wheels you made with me a few weeks ago.

I posted a picture of times tables square yesterday.

Did you make your own? Send me a picture if you can. I’d love to see them.

Task 5: Meditation

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Task 6: Art on Thursday

Today you are going to visit one the biggest and the best modern art galleries in the world! You are going to New York and you ar going on a tour or MoMa. This fabulous animation lets your explore some the key pieces of art in the museum.

Pick one masterpiece that you like. Do you own version! Send me a photo if you do this activity!

https://www.moma.org/interactives/destination/

Task 7: Daily Diary

Write your daily diary. Try to make it at least 7 sentences. If you would like to type it and have access to a keyboard, give it a go.

This is the site we were using to practise your typing!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Did you do your daily diary yesterday? Share it with me.

Task 8:

Tune into the RTE hub daily at 11.30.

Individual Work 

Yellow May 20 21 22 yellow work it out

Red May 20 21 22 Red May 20 21 22 copy

Blue May 20 21 22

Wednesday, May 20th

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all keeping well! This is Ms Kenny and I’ll be with you till Friday.
As always, you will find some general tasks listed below and then your individual work below that. If you need any help or extra work, just drop us an email on dojo and we will be there to help out!
I hope you are enjoying the relaxation in the lockdown measures. The numbers have been very low this week which is very encouraging.

Task 1 Exercise

Task 2 Spelling

Here are this week’s spellings.

work – or says er as in word and world

year – y ea r

again –

air

animal – an i mal

another – an other

answer – be careful of the silent w answer

ask –

away – a way

because – because elephants can’t answer us said emma

big –

change – e makes g say j – change

I like Ms Mooney’s suggestions to try writing your spellings in different substances! That’s fun.Try it again today.

Say it 3 times, spell it 3 times, write it in mud, a baking tray cover with salt, stones, a baking tray covered in shaving foam anything you like and get someone to test you at the end

Task 3: Reading

Continue with daily reading. Make reading a daily practise. Try it for a minimum of fifteen minutes and after that, for as long as you like! If you find reading tricky, you can still enjoy a book by listening to somebody else read or by listening to an audiobook.

Task 4: Daily Table practise

It is important to practise you times tables. You need to know them inside out and backwards! You can choose how you best like to learn them.

You can practise every day on hit the button.

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

You can play a ball game, passing the ball Back and forth with a family member and counting up as you go.

You can use the multiplication wheels you made with me a few weeks ago.

Or you can make your own times tables square like the one below.

You’ll be all whizz kids with your times tables by the time we get back to school!

Task 5: Working Memory

Play this game with your family.

It’s called “What’s Missing”

Line up at least 10 objects on the table. Give everyone 1 minute to look at the objects.

Ask them to turn around. Remove one object.

Ask game participants “What’s missing?”

If they get it right, it’s their turn to remove an object.

If 10 is too easy, add in more objects. If its too hard, remove a few objects.

Who has the best memory in your house?

Task 6: Body and Soul

Try this breathing exercise.

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Task 7: Take a virtual Trip

As we’re all locked down in our homes, there are very few people travelling. Today however, you are going to take a virtual trip to Paris where you will visit the Eiffel Tower.

Enjoy!

https://www.toureiffel.paris/en/news/130-years/virtual-tour-eiffel-tower

Task 8 Daily Diary

Write your daily diary. Try to make it 7+ sentences. Tell us about your day so far, how you’re doing, what you’re doing, what you will be doing later!

OR

Take the virtual tour of the Eiffel Tower. Pretend you are on holiday in France. Write a diary entry telling us all about your holiday so far!

Task 8: Social Wednesdays

Organize a picnic for your family. You can have it in the garden or if its raining, have it indoors. Invite different members of your family. You could make some simple snacks or you could put your chef hat back on and make one of Ms Mooney’s tastey Tuesday recipes!

Task 9: RTE school hub

Tune into the RTE HUB at 11.30.

Individual work 

Yellow May 20 21 22

yellow work it out

Red May 20 21 22

Red May 20 21 22 copy

Blue May 20 21 22

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BLUE t-l-3919-tricky-words-on-writing-practice-activity-sheets-_ver_3

BLUE t-l-527192-phase-3-phonics-activity-booklet-english_ver_5

 

 

Tuesday 19th May 2020 

Hello guys. How did the work go yesterday? Remember to get into a routine and make sure you are getting fresh air and some exercise. These are vital to staying healthy, happy and on track with learning. And don’t forget to check out your main class pages for SESE, music and other types of work.

TASK 1 EXERCISE

Join in to Urban Rascals on The Urban Gym Facebook page at 1.30 and get a nice work out in.  See if you can rope your parents into joining in too 🙂

TASK 2: SPELLINGS

Continue with this week’s spellings.

work  – or says er as in word and world

year – y ea r

again –

air

animal – an i mal

another – an other

answer –  be careful of the silent w  answer

ask –

away – a way

because – because elephants can’t answer us said emma

big –

change – e makes g say j – change

 

Say it 3 times, spell it 3 times, write it in mud, a baking tray cover with salt, stones, a baking tray covered in shaving foam anything you like and get someone to test you at the end.

TASK 3 – DAILY DIARY

Continue your daily diary and here’s an idea for today. Dublin Zoo have live webcams so you can watch some of the animals. Today click on the link below and write about what animals you watched, what they were doing, which was your favourite and pretend you had a trip to the zoo. Maybe you write if you were an animal what animal you would be.

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/

Or do you have any plans to meet someone you maybe haven’t seen since this all started now Phase One has started. I plan on Thursday night to go to my friend’s garden and have a long awaited social distancing face to face chat. I am looking forward to it so much.

TASK 4 TABLES

Continue with yesterday’s questions and tick the answer sheet and try

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

Hit the Button to practice your 7, 8, 9 and 10 times tables.

TASK 5 MINDFULNESS

Take note of how you feel, check in with yourself, are you happy? Sad? Tired? Content? Bored? Hungry? Warm?

Now let’s practice kind thoughts. Can you think about 5 people you would like to send kind thoughts to? Close your eyes and imagine those thoughts going from your mind and into theirs. Picture their faces when they receive your kind thought, whatever it may be.

Take note again, how do you feel? Do you feel the same? Maybe you do or maybe there is some other feeling there now too or instead. Remember there is no right or wrong way to feel.

TASK 6 RTE SCHOOL HUB

Tune in to RTE at 11am and watch the school hub.  You might learn something interesting from the comfort of your couch 🙂

TASK 7: EXPAND THE MIND

Today’s lovely words are Fleet and Parallel. Ooh parallel is a good one, at the moment our lives are parallel to each other.  If you are unsure of them look them up in a dictionary.  You can check the pages below to see if you found the correct definition. Can you use these two words in a conversation today?

page 28 Fleet Page 29 Parallel

 

TASK 8: NUMBER DETECTIVE

Read these clues and write the answer for each clue somewhere safe. Add to it again tomorrow when you get more clues like this

Clue 1:  My Guess

Clue 2: My Guess

Clue 3: My Guess

Clue 4: My Guess

Clue 5: My Guess

Clue 3 – The secret number is greater than 5, plus 5.

Clue 4 – The secret number is even.

Clue 5 – Doce. That’s the secret number in Spanish

 

TASK 9: COMPRHENSION

Instead of answering comprehension questions on something we have read at the moment we are learning about the types of questions you get asked. Yesterday we got some help from Vocabulary Victor and learned about the first type of questions VOCABULARY.

Today we will meet Retriever Rex. Yes the next type of questions you get asked are RETRIEVAL questions. This is where you are asked a question and you have to go in and find or retrieve than information for example what colour was the girls dress? Where did the boy live? What was the boy doing? The answer to that question will be given in the text. Look at the links below to find out more.

Retriever Rex Info Retriever Rex Let’s Read Retriever Rex Questions

 

TASK 10 GET YOUR CHEF ON!

So today is mini vegetable frittatas. Here is the recipe.

Vegetable Frittatas

 

For next week’s cooking you will need 250g pasta, 50g butter, 50g plain flour,600ml milk, 200g cheddar cheese, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional) salt and pepper, 200g frozen spinach, 3 rashers rindless, 125g cherry tomatoes

We will make Jumbo Macaroni Cheese

The secret number is 12. Did anyone get it?

 

Individual Work

 

Blue Tuesday 19th May 2020 Blue

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Monday 18th May 2020

Hello everyone. Happy Monday.  So as of today we have entered Phase One of the Covid 19 restrictions being lifted. We can meet in groups of up to 4 people outdoors, within 5km of our homes but we need to remember the big rules of social distancing, not touching our faces, sneezing into our elbows and washing our hands regularly.

                   Some workers can go back to work such as construction workers. Garden centres and some other retail businesses can open, all with strict social distancing.

People have been advised to wear a face mask when using public transport and in shops.

But people are still advised to stay at home where possible unless you are going to work, shop for essentials, exercise within 5km of your home, medical reasons, to cae for others or to meet friend or family outside, within 5km of your home, in groups of no more than four.

This is a great step and if people follow all the restrictions still in place gives us good hope for the future.

Task 1: EXERCISE 

This is a five minute work out with Joe Wicks. Try this and a walk at some stage today. Getting out of the house safely and adhering to the 5km limit and 2 metre social distancing can be lovely.

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

 

Task 2: DAILY DIARY

Continue your daily diary. You could note the phase 1 lift on restrictions and what this means to you of if it makes any difference to your life.  If you don’t fancy this you could write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

This can be used as handwriting practice. Handwriting practice is more important now than ever as you are doing less of it.  So rule your page, start writing at the margin and write as neatly as possible.

Things we have discussed and to remember when writing:

  1. Do hand warm ups.
  2. Make sure you are sitting comfortably with your two feet flat on the ground.
  3. Choose the right writing instrument for you.
  4. Hold your pencil about 2 centimetres from the tip between the thumb and fingers.
  5. Choose a time to write your diary entry when you are not feeling rushed.
  6. You form a, d, g, o and q from writing c first.

Or as Ms Kenny said it can be used as typing practice.

 

TASK 3 HANDWRITING.

This week I want you to focus on using capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and full stops at the end of a sentence.  Be mindful of this throughout your writing this week. Below is a sheet to practice writing some of the dolch words.

Page 25 Dolch List

 

TASK 4 :SPELLINGS

Here are this week’s spellings.  These are from the most used words in the English language so these spellings will come up all through your lives. Practice, practice, practice.

work  – or says er as in word and world

year – y ea r

again –

air

animal – an i mal

another – an other

answer –  be careful of the silent w  answer

ask –

away – a way

because – because elephants can’t answer us said emma

big –

change – e makes g say j – change

Say it 3 times, spell it 3 times, write it 3 times, cover it and write it and spell it.

TASK 5: READ AND CHILL

Find a book, any book, and read or listen for 15 minutes.

This week instead of giving a short comprehension and question for you to answer I want to show you the different types of questions you will be asked in reading comprehensions. There are 5 different types of questions:

Vocabulary,

Retriever

Sequencing

Inference

Predicting

Today we will look at Vocabulary Questions and Vocabulary Victor will help us understand what to do. Vocabulary questions are all about the words that are used.  It could be a question about the definition of a word and to give a word with the same meaning. It is easier to answer these questions if you know a lot of words. You learn words by reading and looking up words. They could also be questions about parts of speech or grammar, eg nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs etc. We will look at grammar later in the month. Please read the worksheets below and learn about vocabulary questions with Vocabulary Victor. There are three different sheets to look at.

a Vocabulary Victor Questions Vocaublary Victor Questions 2

TASK 6: Watch the RTE Hub

Tune into RTE 2 at 11 and watch the RTE Hub. You might pick up some interesting pieces of learning.

 

TASK 7: Expand the mind

Here are two lovely new words to build up that vocabulary and grow the mind. Today’s words are smitten and allude. Look them up in a dictionary of online and find the definition. Check out the pages below and see if you found the correct definition. Try use them in a sentence or even your diary or pieces of writing today.

Allude page 27 Smitten Page 26

TASK 8: Continue improving your tables.

This week it is the turn of the 7 times tables. Learn and practice your 7 times tables with https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Click on the link below to get a revision sheet. Remember you do each question once every day.  If you get the answer correct you put a tick in the box, if you get it wrong you put a dot in the box and go over the correct answer a few times.  Keep practising every day until you get three ticks in a row on each question – that means you will get the question right three days in a row.

Page 34 Page 35

Keep practising your 9, 8 and 10 times tables.

TASK 9: WORKING MEMORY 

This week it is changed a little. There are three different things to remember. Look at the first square and call out the colour, then look at the next square and call out the letter, and then look at the next square and call out the shape. Continue this pattern all the way through for example – yellow, B, circle, red, E, circle, orange, H, triangle

Tell Me 6

TASK 10: NUMBER DETECTIVE 

Read these clues and write the answer for each clue somewhere safe. Add to it again tomorrow when you get more clues like this…..

Clue 1:  My Guess

Clue 2: My Guess

Clue 3: My Guess

Clue 4: My Guess

Clue 5: My Guess

Clue 1 – If you spell out the secret number there are 6 letters in his name.

Clue 2 – The secret number is less than 20.

Any guesses, I would love to hear them.

 

Ingredients for tomorrow for vegetable frittatas.

250g potatoes, 125g frozen mixed vegetables, little oil for brushing, 75g cheese, 6 eggs, salt and pepper

Individual Work

Blue Monday 18th May 2020 Blue

Red 18th May 2020 Red

yellow (1) yellow (1) yellow (2) yellow (3) Yellow Monday 18th May 2020

 

Friday May 15th

Hello Everyone and happy Friday! I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather yesterday.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Task 1 Take some exercise

Task 2 Spelling test

Here is the list of spellings Ms Mooney set for you on Monday.

say  – s ay

show – sh ow

small – sm all

sound – s ou nd –

take – t ake

thing – th ing

think – th ink

three – th ee     – the number three

through – thr – orange under green hedge

too – t oo   – also –  I want to go too, I want to go also.

very – v er y

want

Ok, it’s time to take your spelling test!

Can you ask somebody in your house to read them out to you. How did you get on? Drop me a message on Dojo so we can keep a record of it!

Task 3: Reading

Make sure you read every day. It’s enjoyable, it’s relaxing and it’s a doorway into another world. Did anyone fill in the book review I posted yesterday? Send it to me on class dojo. I’d love to have a look!

Task 4: Daily diary

Fill in your daily diary. Keep a continuous record of this time. It’s truly an historic time. Strange to think you’ve been home schooling now for almost two months. How do you find it?

Answers these questions in your daily diary today.

Do you like home schooling? Why/why not?

What do you miss most about school? What do you miss least?

Can you write down one thing you will look forward to in September and one thing you might miss?

Remember, your daily diary is also a chance to improve your handwriting. However, if you have access to a keyboard, you could start type your daily diary.

We were all learning typing when school unexpectedly closed.

You should get back to typing if you can.

This is the website we were using

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

Task 5: Mind and Body 

Having a daily mediation or relaxation practise is as important as physical exercise.

I set this meditation practise yesterday. Today, I’d like you repeat it.

If you would like to write it out, please do. I thought it might be a nice activity to draw the instructions inside a ballon on paper. Colour it in as a relaxing Friday activity.

The Balloon

This guided meditation brings a visual component to a very simple deep breathing exercise. You can do this standing or seated.

  1. Relax your body and begin to take deep inhales and slow exhales through the nose.
  2. Start to take a slow, deep breath to fill your belly up with air, as if you’re trying to blow up a big balloon. Expand your belly as much as you can.
  3. Slowly let the air out of the balloon (through the nose) as you release the breath from the belly.
  4. Encourage your kids to feel their entire body relax each time they exhale, each time air is slowly being released from the balloon. You can even make a “hissing” noise to encourage them to slow down the exhale even more, “Like letting air out of the balloon.”
  5. Continue for several minutes

Task 6: Mindful colouring 

If you have access to a printer, you can do this relaxing colouring with a member of your family. Remember, it’s Friday. Enjoy!

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Individual work

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Thursday May 14 

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a lovely week so far. Please find our usual general activities below and links to your individual work below that.

Here is the link to a great offer for parents. I’m just posting it again in case you haven’t seen it. We get many of our resources from this site and its free to sign up to if you’d like this as an extra resource at home.

Parents can avail of free membership to Twinkl by using the following code IRLTWINKLHELPS at www.twinkl.ie/offer

Audible .co.uk are also running a free offer on all audiobooks for children. This is worth checking out if your child prefers to listen to a book.

Task 1: Urban Rascals

Remember to tune into Urban Rascals at 1.30 today. Post of a photo of yourself participating to class Dojo if you like!

Remember to get outside and enjoy the fresh air today. The sun is set to shine!

Task 2 RTE hub

You should tune into RTE hub every day at 11.30.

Spellings

Please go over all the spellings Ms Mooney has set you this week.

Today, can you test yourself. Which spellings still need work? Concentrate on these ones. Tomorrow somebody in your house will read out your spellings for you.

Task 3 Reading

Are you reading? What are you reading? Can you send me a message and let me know what you are reading right now. Read for 15 minutes today. Or listen for 15 minutes if you can find someone to read to you.

What the last book you finished? Can you use the template below and write a short book review?

Book Review Template Differentiated

Task 4 Creative Writing 

Pick one of these story starters and write the first paragraph. If you find writing gets in the way of your story, can you dictate what you want to write to someone in your house and ask them to write it down for you. If you try this task, can you send me your opening paragraph please! I look forward to seeing which story starter you choose.

 

Task 5 Art on Thursday 

Check out this lovely lesson all about Pablo Picasso. See can you learn to draw like Picasso!

Task 6 Working Memory

Try this game!

Task 7 Active Time tables

Get a ball and a partner to play with! Throw the ball between you and your partner, counting upwards in 2s. Each time somebody misses the ball, take a step back from each other and move up to the next number, counting in 3s, 4s, 5s etc

Task 8 Meditation 

The Balloon

This guided meditation brings a visual component to a very simple deep breathing exercise. You can do this standing or seated.

  1. Relax your body and begin to take deep inhales and slow exhales through the nose.
  2. Start to take a slow, deep breath to fill your belly up with air, as if you’re trying to blow up a big balloon. Expand your belly as much as you can.
  3. Slowly let the air out of the balloon (through the nose) as you release the breath from the belly.
  4. Encourage your kids to feel their entire body relax each time they exhale, each time air is slowly being released from the balloon. You can even make a “hissing” noise to encourage them to slow down the exhale even more, “Like letting air out of the balloon.”
  5. Continue for several minutes

Individual work 

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Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good morning everyone. I hope ye are all well today and ready to get your work on 🙂 Please note Task 8 Well Being Wednesday and the information on a growth mindset. We want to continue growing our minds and having a growth mindset.

 

TASK 1: SPELLINGS

Keep going at your spellings and don’t forget to go over the ones from the last few weeks as well. You will forget them if you don’t use them.

Here are this weeks spellings.  These are from the most used words in the English language so these spellings will come up all through your lives. I have upped the amount to three a day. You can do it I know you can.

say  – s ay

show – sh ow

small – sm all

sound – s ou nd –

take – t ake

thing – th ing

think – th ink

three – th ee     – the number three

through – thr – orange under green hedge

too – t oo   – also I want to go too, I want to go also.

very – v er y

want

Say it 3 times, spell it 3 times, write it 3 times, cover it and write it and spell it.

TASK 2: EXERCISE

Try out Joe Wicks again live at 9am. This is a great way to start your day and wake you up and get the energy levels going. I did it last Wednesday and I had a lot more go for the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLxPLLr1oPk

TASK 3: READ AND CHILL

Find a book, any book, and read or listen quietly for 15 minutes. Or read to your siblings if you have them. They would love it.

To continue working on our comprehension and inferences read this and see if you can answer the question.

Mum looked at the pile of muddy rugby clothes lying in a heap on the kitchen floor. Toby had another match tomorrow. Mum picked up the heap with a sigh.

What was Mum going to do? How do you know?

 

TASK 4: SOCIAL WEDNESDAYS

To help combat the mid week slump and get us socially engaged, today I would like you write a postcard for a neighbour or friend or family member that is self isolating and may feel lonely. It will brighten up their day. You could make one on card yourself if you can’t print these or if someone is going to the post office they could get some of the free post ones they are kindly giving out.

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TASK 5: RTE SCHOOL HUB

Look at the school hub on RTE 2 at 11am. I see it every now and again and it is informative and enjoyable to watch. I loved the lava lamps they made on Monday.

 

TASK 6: CONTINUE IMPROVING YOUR TABLES

Continue to work on your tables.

See if you can complete these Fact Families pages and send me a picture when you are finished.

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TASK 7 : WORKING MEMORY 

So our working memory today is to work on our instant recall.  Get some one in your family to put 4 item in a row on the table in front of you, for example a peg, pencil, fork, hat. Then they take them away and you have to say what items were on the table in the correct order they were placed. Can you remember 5 or 6 items? I would love to hear how many you can remember. You can do this with someone writing number or letters in a row too.

TASK 8: WELL BEING WEDNESDAY

Let’s continue talking about a Growth Mindset. 

1. What does it mean to grow? Growth means to develop, change, mature, evolve. Living things grow – plants, animals and people. Even our Brains grow.

2. When you think of the brain or the mind, what do you think Mindset means? Mindset is the way our brain thinks of ourselves and the world. Our mindset helps us look at problems and mistakes in a positive way.

3. Let’s put these words together – Growth and Mindset. When we combine them it means something really important. A growth mindset is believing in the power of yourself and your brain! We know our
intellect and abilities develop when we try hard things, use the right strategies,
and don’t give up. So a growth mindset is when we know, with practice, we will
get better at something.

4. If fixed is the opposite of growth, what does it mean to have a FIXED mindset?
A fixed mindset means you think you can’t get better at things, even if you
practice. Wanting to quit, give up, or deciding we’re just not good at something
are all the clues we have a fixed mindset.

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Now colour this and think about something you are finding difficult and a silver lining to it and  fill in at least one cloud. Mine is I miss being able to go places but I am getting jobs done in my house.

I miss seeing my friends and family but my husband is home more.

Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

Task 9: WRITE A DAILY DIARY 

Continue your daily diary.  Maybe you could add your silver linings or your thoughts on growth mindset? Remember if you can’t think what to write about you can answer these questions as a guide.

What day is it today?

What is the weather like?

How are you feeling today?

Write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

This can be used as handwriting practice. Handwriting practice is more important now than ever as you are doing less of it.  So rule your page, start writing at the margin and write as neatly as possible and don’t forget to put your date at the top.

Things we have discussed and to remember when writing:

  1. Do hand warm ups.
  2. Make sure you are sitting comfortably with your two feet flat on the ground.
  3. Choose the right writing instrument for you.
  4. Hold your pencil about 2 centimetres from the tip between the thumb and fingers.
  5. Choose a time to write your diary entry when you are not feeling rushed.
  6. You form a, d, g, o and q from writing c first.
  7. Focus on letter formation.

 

TASK 10: NUMBER DETECTIVE 

Read these clues and write the answer for each clue somewhere safe. Add to it again tomorrow when you get more clues like this

Clue 1:  My Guess

Clue 2: My Guess

Clue 3: My Guess

Clue 4: My Guess

Clue 5: My Guess

Clue 5 – How many sides does a trapezoid have? That’s the secret number.

 

Ms Kenny is with you tomorrow and Friday. Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you so much for working with me.

Here are your individual work folders. Remember we are here to help, so if there is work that you don’t understand or find difficult please let us know and we can try guide you and help you understand. Some of you are putting up your amazing work and activities you are doing at home and if you are not we would love to see some. We know you are working hard. Be proud of it, show it off 🙂

The secret number is 4. 

 

Did you think Mum was going to put on a wash and wash the rugby jerseys? We know she was going to do that because they were muddy and they were in a pile on the floor. 

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Tuesday 12th May 2020 

Hello guys. How did the work go yesterday? Remember to get into a routine and make sure you are getting fresh air and some exercise. These are vital to staying healthy, happy and on track with learning. And don’t forget to check out your main class pages for SESE, music and other types of work.

TASK 1 EXERCISE

Join in to Urban Rascals on The Urban Gym Facebook page at 1.30 and get a nice work out in.  See if you can rope your parents into joining in too 🙂

TASK 2 :SPELLINGS

Here are this weeks spellings.  These are from the most used words in the English language so these spellings will come up all through your lives. I have upped the amount to three a day. You can do it I know you can.

say  – s ay

show – sh ow

small – sm all

sound – s ou nd –

take – t ake

thing – th ing

think – th ink

three – th ee     – the number three

through – thr – orange under green hedge

too – t oo   – also –  I want to go too, I want to go also.

very – v er y

want

Spell it out loud three times then walk across the room, or run :), and write it on a piece of paper, come back and do the same with the next one. At the end get someone to test you.

TASK 3 – DAILY DIARY

Continue your daily diary and hear’s an idea for today, stop what you are doing and listen, just listen for about 3 minutes and write about all the sounds you can hear from where ever you are sitting.

TASK 4 Tables

Try this Fact Families worksheet. Here are 2 more you tube links to explain it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i31rRt5m1-4

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

And here is some work I would like you to do. It is like yesterdays worksheet.

Fact Families Worksheet

Also continue practising all your tables on Hit The Button.

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

TASK 5 Meditation

Meditation is just noticing what you feel right now in your body, head, and all around you. It’s not about trying to clear your mind, but allowing thoughts and emotions to come and go without judgement.  It is okay to feel all emotions and it is what we do about the emotion that counts.  For example it is okay to feel angry but not ok to hit someone even if we want to and there are better ways to deal with things than shouting at people. Equally it is ok to feel excited but again not ok to jump out of your seat with excitement in the middle of class.  It takes practice to be able to allow out thoughts to come and go without judgement.

When doing school work we often drift off into another world and while this is normal it is important to recognise that we are doing that and bring our thoughts back to the task you are doing or listening to.  Mindfullness and mediation practices can also help us do this. Try out the one below. I like it because it can be done anywhere and does not have to take long but it can bring our bodies and minds back to the present moment – back to the now.

Move Around the Clock

Shift your weight while sitting by imagining your hips circling a clock.

Move slowly – 12 to 3 to 6 to 9

Move across – 2 to 8  to 4 to 10.

Move your way around the clock until you feel ready to stop.

 

                   If you like this you could write it on a small piece of card and put it at your work station to use as a movement break during your work.

 

TASK 6 RTE SCHOOL HUB

Tune in to RTE at 11am and watch the school hub.  You might learn something interesting from the comfort of your couch 🙂

TASK 7: EXPAND THE MIND

Today’s lovely words are prance and encroach.  I love a good prance myself. If you are unsure of them look them up in a dictionary.  You can check the pages below to see if you found the correct definition. Can you use these two words in a conversation today?

Encroach page 25 Prance Page 24 

 

TASK 8: NUMBER DETECTIVE

Read these clues and write the answer for each clue somewhere safe. Add to it again tomorrow when you get more clues like this

Clue 1:  My Guess

Clue 2: My Guess

Clue 3: My Guess

Clue 4: My Guess

Clue 5: My Guess

Clue 3 – If you write the secret number as a Roman Numeral it looks like this IV.

Clue 4 – The secret number is not an odd number.

 

TASK 9 GET YOUR CHEF ON!

So today is Chunky Monkey Cookies. I have made these before minus the cherries and they are YUM! Some pictures of you cooking would be great. Here is the recipe.

Chunky Monkey Cookies

 

For next week’s cooking you will need 250g potatoes, 125g frozen mixed vegetables, little oil for brushing, 75g cheese, 6 eggs, salt and pepper

We will make mini vegetable frittatas.

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Monday 11th May 2020

Hello everyone. Happy Monday.  Wow what a gorgeous Saturday. How amazing was the weather? We enjoyed soaking the sun up outside and I hope you did too. Remember these are some guides of work that you can do. They are tasks around the work myself and Ms Kenny would do with you when we were working with you in Carrickmore.  Remember to look at your teachers page for learning that you would do in the classroom like history, geography, science and music.

Task 1: EXERCISE 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W2N-Xcw17U

Try this out to keep active.

Task 2: DAILY DIARY

Continue your daily diary. Did you hear the Leaving Certificate might not be going ahead this summer. Students might be given points by their teachers or they might have a choice to sit the exams in January which would mean they couldn’t go to college this year they would take a year out and go the year after.  You could write your thoughts on this and note it in your diary as it would be a major change in the country due to covid – 19 to remember for the future. If you don’t fancy this you could write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

This can be used as handwriting practice. Handwriting practice is more important now than ever as you are doing less of it.  So rule your page, start writing at the margin and write as neatly as possible.

Things we have discussed and to remember when writing:

  1. Do hand warm ups.
  2. Make sure you are sitting comfortably with your two feet flat on the ground.
  3. Choose the right writing instrument for you.
  4. Hold your pencil about 2 centimetres from the tip between the thumb and fingers.
  5. Choose a time to write your diary entry when you are not feeling rushed.
  6. You form a, d, g, o and q from writing c first.

 

TASK 3 HANDWRITING.

This is more about focusing on letter formation. This does not have to be done as an task by itself you could do this while writing your diary or any writing you are doing. It is about being mindful of how you write and how you form your letters. This week we are looking at letters that are grouped together because they have a similar shape. This week during your writing I really want you to focus on how these are of similar shape and how you write them.

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TASK 4 :SPELLINGS

Here are this weeks spellings.  These are from the most used words in the English language so these spellings will come up all through your lives. I have upped the amount to three a day. You can do it I know you can.

say  – ay

show – sh ow

small – sm all

sound – ou nd – 

take – ake

thing – th ing

think – th ink     

three – th ee     – the number three

through – thr – orange under green hedge

too – oo   – also I want to go too, I want to go also.

very – v er y

want 

Say it 3 times, spell it 3 times, write it 3 times, cover it and write it and spell it.

TASK 5: READ AND CHILL

Find a book, any book, and read or listen for 15 minutes.

To continue working on our comprehension and inferences read this and see if you can answer the question.

Jeff’s car started to pull to the left and bump along the road. Jeff knew all the signs. He parked the car on the verge, got the jack out of the boot, and lifted the spare tyre out on to the grass.

What was Jeff going to do? How do you know?

I’d love to hear your answers if you post to dojo and I’ll respond.

 

TASK 6: Watch the RTE Hub

Tune into RTE 2 at 11 and watch the RTE Hub. You might pick up some interesting pieces of learning.

 

TASK 7: Expand the mind

Here is a review of the words we have done. Try the worksheet and see if you remember the meaning of them all. You don’t have to write it you could do it orally. Orally means speaking, so you would just say the answers instead of writing them.

pg 23 Review

TASK 8: Continue improving your tables.

Click into the link below and you will see your tables for today. Today it is about Fact Families. These are when you group numbers together to make maths statements and help you see how multiplication and division are related.

Before you watch this clip please have 12 objects ready. It could be 12 pencils, stones, pegs, sweets, anything as long as you have 12.  Please watch it first and then replay it and do it along with her.  The second half of the clip is a repeat of the 1st part but with no sound, sorry about this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBPkUId8hRA

Now try this worksheet. I would love to see it and hear how you got on. Did you understand it or find it confusing.

Fact Families 1

Keep practising your 9 and 8 times tables maybe use https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button It is good fun.

TASK 9: WORKING MEMORY 

Look at the page and work your way through the pictures calling out the number you see and the next square the shape you see, then the number, then the shape for example 1, triangle, 3, triangle.  Time yourself and see how quickly you can do it. Why not test your family members.

I see Ms Kenny is giving you great working memory exercises also. Do you find your memory is improving?

Tell Me 5

TASK 10: NUMBER DETECTIVE 

Read these clues and write the answer for each clue somewhere safe. Add to it again tomorrow when you get more clues like this…..

Clue 1:  My Guess

Clue 2: My Guess

Clue 3: My Guess

Clue 4: My Guess

Clue 5: My Guess

Clue 1 – The Secret number does not have 2 digits.

Clue 2 – To find the digit in the units place subtract 14 from 18

 

Answer To Task 5 – Did you think Jeff was going to change a tyre? If you  did you are correct. 

Ingredients for tomorrow for Chunky Monkey Cookies are

200g plain flour, 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda, 125g caster sugar,  125g butter, 1 egg,  1 tablespoon milk,  150g white chocolate, 75g glace cherries

INDIVIDUAL WORK FOLDERS

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interesting! I’ve been doing a lot of drawing and writing myself and I’m enjoying that very much.

To all our parents, if you’re reading this, can you let me know if you have any difficulty opening the links I set in our individual work. If you have, one way to fix it is to cut and paste the link directly into your browser. That should work.

Important**

Parents can avail of free membership to Twinkl by using the following code IRLTWINKLHELPS at www.twinkl.ie/offer

You can also join Folensonline (which has many of our schoolbooks) go to https://www.folensonline.ie/registration/?r=t  where you can simply register as a teacher and use this special code for the roll number Prim20

Mathletics passwords will be shared as soon as we have them. Check your individual work below to see if you have your password yet. Thank you and have a lovely weekend. Ms Mooney will be with you on Monday.

 

Task 1: Spelling  Test

Can you ask someone in your house to read out spellings below. Let me know how you get on. You’ll have your next set of spellings on Monday.

  1. Name
  2. new
  3. about
  4. old
  5. only
  6. place
  7. same
  8. sentence (try and break this up like this: sen ten ce)

Task 2: Writing

You have the same two options today:  for your writing you can either do your usual every day diary or choose to write a short paragraph based on one the sentences below.

Option 1: 

If you enjoy writing the short diary entry every day, please continue this as usual. Use the same prompt questions as always. If you’re tired of this, try one of the writing prompts below:

Option 2: Read the sentences below. Pick one and write! 

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Task 5 Drawing

Yesterday, I asked you to try an upside down drawing. Did you try it? You can try this with any picture. Just turn it upside down and try and draw what you see. Here is yesterday’s drawing the right way up! It’s by Picasso.

Here is another fun drawing exercise: this is called a Blind Drawing.

Pick an object you’d like to draw. Get your pencil and paper. Here is the rule, you are NOT allowed to look at your paper. You look at the object you are drawing but don’t look down until you are finished! Your first attempt will most likely look really messy but if you keep doing this, you will actually become very very good at drawing as it makes your observation skills razor sharp! Try it.

 

Task 6: Work on your memory

Can you play one of our memory games? Either play pairs with a deck of playing cards or I packed my bag for Boston.

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Thursday, May 7th 

Hi everyone, I hope you are well today. Today is Thursday so remember you can tune into Urban Rascals at 1.30pm for a live workout. RTÉ hub is on every day at 11.30am also and has some great lessons so tune in there if you’re looking for extra work.

Remember we will be posting general tasks for you here everyday and we also post some individual work for you to do also. You should remember to look at your class teacher’s Page and keep up with the work there if you can.

Most importantly: do what you can and enjoy what you do!

If you haven’t heard from me yet, you will have your NEW matheltics sign in details in the next few days. Bare with us.

Task 1: Spelling

I gave you these spellings yesterday. Can you send me your sentences on dojo please? Today can you put 4-8 into short sentences please?

  1. Name
  2. new
  3. about
  4. old
  5. only
  6. place
  7. same
  8. sentence (try and break this up like this: sen ten ce)

Task 2: Writing

Two options today: From what I’ve heard, some of you enjoy the daily diary, others don’t! So today you can chose from the two writing options below.

Option 1: 

If you enjoy writing the short diary entry every day, please continue this as usual. Use the same prompt questions as always. If you’re tired of this, try one of the writing prompts below:

Option 2: Read the sentences below. Pick one and write! 

Task 3: Reading

Can you read this piece about the White Rhino or can you listen to somebody reading it to you. You dont need to answer the questions today but could you tell someone a new fact you learned about the White Rhino.

The White Rhinoceros

Task 4: Number

Get out your multiplication wheels and practise your 8 time tables please.

Practise a few times and then go to Topmarks.co.uk. How did you get on?

Task 5: Art activity: Upside down drawing 

Can you try this experiment for me please? It’s fun and sometimes the results are AMAZING. Adults in the house should try this too…

This is a drawing exercise and kind of a trick too…

You will need: a pencil, paper and time. Give yourself around 30 mins – an hour to do this. Turn on some relaxing music.

I’m am going to post a picture here. I want you to draw what you see. This image is upside down. And its MEANT to be. Don’t turn it around. Just draw what you see. You are tricking your brain.

Start wherever you wish. Try to NOT figure out what you’re looking at. Just copy the lines. TAKE YOUR TIME. Do the drawing in one sitting.

When you’re finished and only when you’re finished you can turn it around. I will post the image the right way up tomorrow!

Task 6: Working memory 

Take a look at the PowerPoint to learn about how to improve your memory.

Working Memory Powerpoint

Task 7:  Mind and Body 

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Tune in to Urban Rascals at 1.30!

Or you can learn to skip or improve your skipping!

Move at Home Skipping Workout 2

INDIVIDUAL WORK

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Wednesday, May 6th

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the super long weekend. What a treat, no school work till Wednesday!

I couldn’t believe the news that we won’t be back in school till September and I hope you are all feeling ok about this. I know it must be hard in particular for our 6th class students. These are such unusual times and although it feels very strange to away from school for all this time, remember that by staying home, we are actually saving lives.

Aren’t we lucky the weather has been so amazing. I hope you’re getting out into the sunshine when you can.

Below you will find our daily tasks. Try them all if you can and post of pictures of your work to Dojo. Below are our general tasks and then you’ll also find some individual work. Do you what you can and enjoy what you do!

Task 1: Spellings

It’s a short week this week but see if you can learn these spellings in three days:

  1. Name
  2. new
  3. about
  4. old
  5. only
  6. place
  7. same
  8. sentence (try and break this up like this: sen ten ce)

Can you put the first four words into simple sentences please. This is also a chance to practise your handwriting so make it as neat as you can.

Task 2: Reading

Read aloud to an adult at home. Try it for 5 minutes or 10 minutes if you can.

I’ve recommended that some of you try audio books also so if you find reading tricky, you can change this activity around and try listening to somebody reading to you for 10 minutes. When they’ve finished reading, can you try and recall what you’ve just heard?

Task 3 Oral Language

Why not try this game with someone at home?

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Task 4 Mind and Body 

If someone in your family has an Instagram account you might be interested in

trying this out.

It’s today at 5PM.

And if you’re looking for an online workout:

 

Task 6: A workout for your memory 

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Task 7:

Random act of kindness. This is an optional task but why don’t you surprise someone in your family today by doing something kind for them…a hug, a nice comment or just helping out in some small way!

Task 8: Writing

Can you continue your daily diary?

Just a few short sentences writing about your so far.

Here are some prompt questions if you’re not sure what to write:

What day is it today? What’s the weather like? How are doing today? What have you done so far today? What do you hope to do later in the day?

Remember this exercise is also an opportunity for you to practise your handwriting!

Task 9: Number work 

Reivse your times tables by playing a game of hit the button here: www.topmarks.co.uk

Practise your addition with these worksheets. Set a timer and see how many you can do in 15 minutes! Try it again tomorrow. Just take up from where you left off.

t2-m-297-2-digit-number-addition-worksheets–_ver_4

INDIVIDUAL WORK

BLUE APRIL May 6-8

Green MAY 6,7,8

Red May 6,7,8

Yellow May 6,7,8

 

 

 

Friday May 1st

 

Hello all, I hope you’ve had a good week and happy Friday!  Have you seen Ms Ryan’s fabulous Cherry Blossom art competition? All information is on class Dojo but in case you’ve missed it: create cherry blossom art in any way medium you like: A painting, a drawing, a sculpture, its up to you. You have until May 8th to submit your art work.

As I mentioned yesterday, it’s always great to hear from you on Dojo, either a message telling us how your work is going or even a picture of your work and we can then correct it.

Ok, our tasks for today are below and your individual work will be posted after them.

Remember, these are optional exercises, always do what you can and do your best. Your class teacher is also posting work so there is a lot to choose from. You don’t have to do everything, just dip in and try! Thanks for all your hard work so far.

 

Task One: Spellings

Spellings

A virtual spelling test.

Can you ask somebody in your house to give you a short spelling test? How did you do?

Top marks I bet!

Ms Mooney will set your next spellings on Monday.

Task Two: Number

Warm up with a game of hit the button on www.topmarks.co.uk

Take out your timetable wheels? Take a look at your 7 times wheels. Practise your 7 times tables using the wheel. Now, go online and practice your 7s tables again.

Or for a NON SCREEN activity, get a ball and throw it forward and back to someone in your family, count in 7s. We’ve done this lots of times. Keep practising until you can do this with ease!

You can practise this one anytime, with any number!

 

Task three: Reading

Reading.

Try and read a passage aloud. Read a short passage from a book at home. OR if you’re not comfortable reading aloud, could you ask someone to read to you? Snuggle in, close your eyes and listen. Can you recount what you’ve listened to?

I mentioned audible a few times. It’s a fantastic audio book website. I just checked and they are still offering FREE AUDIO BOOKS FOR KIDS! Don’t miss this fantastic offer. Try it out. Listen to your favourite book ever or try a new one.

test copy

 

Task four: Working memory

How did your memory game go yesterday? Try it again. I enjoy playing this game and it’s a great one to keep the memory oiled up!

You will need: a deck of cards and….a good memory!

What to do with this activity?

This game is a great family card game. You can play it with a regular pack of cards, or with picture cards if you have them.

Younger players are often able to compete with older players because they can be very good at memory-based games.

The objective is to collect the most pairs of cards.

Shuffle the cards and lay them on the table, face down, in rows.

The youngest player goes first. Play then continues in a clockwise direction.

On each turn, a player turns over any two cards (one at a time) and keeps them if the cards match (for instance, two kings)

If they successfully match a pair they get to keep the cards, and that player gets another turn.

When a player turns over two cards that do not match, those cards are turned face down again (in the same position) and it becomes the next player’s turn.

The trick is to remember which cards are where.

The person with the most pairs at the end of the game wins.

 Task 6

Tune into RTÉ hub at 11.30.

Task 7 Mind and Body

This is Thursday’s workout but he hadn’t yet posted up Fridays! Enjoy 🙂

Try this one again!

BLUE APRIL May 1st

Yellow May 1st

Red May 1st

Green, MAY 1ST

See you all next Wednesday! Have a lovely LONG weekend.

No posting till then!

Thursday April 30th

Hello all, I hope you’ve had a good week so far? Always great to hear from you on Dojo and see the work you’ve been doing. Today is Thursday so do remember to tune into Urban Rascals at 1.30. I’ve been seeing some photos of kids in school doing great workouts! I still haven’t managed to try it myself.

Ok, our tasks for today are below and your individual work will be posted after them.

Remember, these are optional exercises, always do what you can and do your best. Your class teacher is also posting work so there is a lot to choose from. You don’t have to do everything, just dip and try! Thanks for all your hard work so far.

Task One:

Spellings

Ms Mooney has set your weekly spellings. Today, I would like to go over them again. LOOK, SAY,WRITE, COVER, Repeat.

Tomorrow someone in your house will give you a short spelling test but today try and test yourself!

Task Two:

Timetables

Did you finish your timetable wheels? Take a look at your 6 times wheels. Practise your 6 times tables using the wheel. Now, go online and practice your 6 tables again. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Or for a NON SCREEN activity, get a ball and throw it forward and back to someone in your family, count in 6s. We’ve done this lots of times. Keep practising until you can do this with ease!

You can practise this one anytime, with any number!

Task three

Reading.

Try and read a passage aloud. Read a short passage from a book at home. What books are you reading? Can you send me a message on Dojo and tell me the title of your book?

Task Four:

Improving your memory.

You will need: a deck of cards and….a good memory!

What to do with this activity?

This game is a great family card game. You can play it with a regular pack of cards, or with picture cards if you have them.

Younger players are often able to compete with older players because they can be very good at memory-based games.

The objective is to collect the most pairs of cards.

Shuffle the cards and lay them on the table, face down, in rows.

The youngest player goes first. Play then continues in a clockwise direction.

On each turn, a player turns over any two cards (one at a time) and keeps them if the cards match (for instance, two kings)

If they successfully match a pair they get to keep the cards, and that player gets another turn.

When a player turns over two cards that do not match, those cards are turned face down again (in the same position) and it becomes the next player’s turn.

The trick is to remember which cards are where.

The person with the most pairs at the end of the game wins.

 Task 5

Tune into RTÉ hub at 11.30.

Task 6

Arty Thursdays

Fun activity for you to try. It’s not really an art activity but it is a make and do sort of activity! I’ve tried this at home and it is sooooo much fun. You are going to make your own bubble machine and it is SO easy!

You need: a plastic bottle, a scissors, an old sock and some washing up liquid.

Step 1: cut the plastic bottle in half.

Step 2: Cover it with an old sock.

Step 3: Dip it in washing up liquid.

Step 4: GO outside and Blow!

See you all tomorrow!

BLUE APRIL 30-31

Green, April 30-31

Yellow April 30-31

Red April 30-31

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Good morning everyone. It is the middle of the week but no mid week slumps here 🙂 Did anyone make flapjacks yesterday? Were they nice? I plan to make them with my children today.

TASK 1: SPELLINGS

Keep going at your spellings and don’t forget to go over the ones from the last few weeks as well. You will forget them if you don’t use them.

follow – note there are 2 ll and the ow at the end

form – or

give – words never end in v so we give an e

great – it is great to eat

little

live – words never end in v so we give an e

mean – note it is this ea not ee

much – mu ch

Say it 3 times, spell it 3 times,  write it 3 times, cover it and write it and spell it.

TASK 2: EXERCISE

Try out Joe Wicks again live at 9am. This is a great way to start your day and wake you up and get the energy levels going.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLxPLLr1oPk

TASK 3: READ AND CHILL

Find a book, any book, and read or listen quietly for 15 minutes. Or read to your siblings if you have them. They would love it.

To continue working on our comprehension and inferences read this and see if you can answer the question.

The doctor got Adam to sit down on a chair. “Just a little scratch”, he said to Adam. “Hold out your arm”. Adam did as he was told, and shut his eyes. He hardly felt it, and the doctor said he had been very brave.

What was the doctor doing? How do you know?

From Monday: Did anybody think Kasia was a bridesmaid for her sisters wedding and she was about to walk up the aisle?

 

TASK 4: SOCIAL WEDNESDAYS

To help combat the mid week slump and get us socially engaged, today I would like you to ring a friend, a cousin, an aunt or uncle, a grandparent or even talk to someone at home and ask them the questions on the sheet I have attached below. Before you ring them or talk to them you write down your guess to the answer first. This is the fun part.

Phone A Friend

TASK 5: RTE SCHOOL HUB

Look at the school hub on RTE 2 at 11am. I see it every now and again and it is informative and enjoyable to watch. I loved the lava lamps they made on Monday.

TASK 6: CONTINUE IMPROVING YOUR TABLES

Continue to work on your tables. How are the ticks coming on? And don’t forget your 9 and 8 times tables.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button You can use this to practice.

TASK 7 : WORKING MEMORY 

How did your family get on with Monday’s working memory?  Today I want you to get someone to call out three objects and you have to repeat them in order from smallest to biggest. Try 4 objects and see how ye get on? Try it out on your family.

TASK 8: WELL BEING WEDNESDAY

Instead of meditation today I want to talk to you about a growth mindset. This is where you put a positive spin on things. For example, if the day is raining – instead of saying or thinking awh no it’s raining I hate the rain you could think oh it’s a rainy day, it’s not my preferred weather but the day will pass and the plants are getting some water to grow.  To have a growth mindset takes practice but the more you practice the easier it gets.  I have attached a sheet below with a positive message to colour. If you don’t have a printer, why not write the message in pretty colours or different writing on a sheet and hang it up for some positive vibes in the house. Or write it into your diary for today?

Colouring A Positive Message

Task 9: WRITE A DAILY DIARY 

Continue your daily diary.  Maybe you could add your positive message or who you rang and the answers you thought were the best?  Remember if you can’t think what to write about you can answer these questions as a guide.

What day is it today?

What is the weather like?

How are you feeling today?

Write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

This can be used as handwriting practice. Handwriting practice is more important now than ever as you are doing less of it.  So rule your page, start writing at the margin and write as neatly as possible and don’t forget to put your date at the top.

Things we have discussed and to remember when writing:

  1. Do hand warm ups.
  2. Make sure you are sitting comfortably with your two feet flat on the ground.
  3. Choose the right writing instrument for you.
  4. Hold your pencil about 2 centimetres from the tip between the thumb and fingers.
  5. Choose a time to write your diary entry when you are not feeling rushed.
  6. You form a, d, g, o and q from writing c first.
  7. Focus on letter formation.

Ms Kenny is with you tomorrow and Friday. Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you so much for working with me.

Here are your individual work folders. Remember we are here to help, so if there is work that you don’t understand or find difficult please let us know and we can try guide you and help you understand. Some of you are putting up your amazing work and activities you are doing at home and if you are not we would love to see some. We know you are working hard. Be proud of it, show it off 🙂

Yellow (1) Yellow (2) Yellow (3) Yellow 29th April 2020

blue (1) blue (2) Blue 29th April 2020

Green (1) Green (2) Green (3) Green 1st April 2020

Red 29th March 2020 Red

 

 

 

Tuesday 28th April 2020 

Hello guys. How did the work go yesterday? Remember to get into a routine and make sure you are getting fresh air and some exercise. These are vital to staying healthy, happy and on track with learning. And don’t forget to check out your main class pages for SESE and other types of work.

TASK 1 EXERCISE

Join in to Urban Rascals on The Urban Gym Facebook page at 1.30 and get a nice work out in.  See if you can rope your parents into joining in too 🙂

TASK 2 Spellings 

follow – note there are 2 ll and the ow at the end

form – or 

give – words never end in v so we give an e

great – it is great to eat

little

live – words never end in v so we give an e

mean – note it is this ea not ee

much – mu ch

 

TASK 3 – DAILY DIARY

Continue your daily diary and today you could write about your cooking and how you got on doing Urban Rascals.

TASK 4 Tables

Continue with yesterdays tables. The link below will get you to hit the button. It’s a fun way to practise.

TASK 5 Meditation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rdmpL6AXuk

This one is lovely. It even has cooked and uncooked spaghetti we do in school sometimes.  This one is for anxiety.  Try it and see if it could become a tool to try while feeling anxious. If the weather is nice, it might be nice to do it outside.

TASK 6 RTE SCHOOL HUB

Tune in to RTE at 11am and watch the school hub.  You might learn something interesting from the comfort of your couch 🙂

TASK 7 GET YOUR CHEF ON!

 

 

We would love to see your finished cooking so why not take a photograph and upload to the school web page or our class Dojo if you are connected or you main class Dojo if that is where you are connected.

For next week’s cooking you will 200g plain flour, 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda, 125g caster sugar,  125g butter, 1 egg,  1 tablespoon milk,  150g white chocolate, 75g glace cherries

We will be making Chunky Monkey Cookies

Green 28th April 2020      Green

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Yellow 28thApril 2020 yellow  

Red 28th March 2020

 

Monday 27th April 2020

Hello everyone. Happy Monday.  I hope you are enjoying these tasks or some of them anyway. Remember these are some guides of work that you can do and they are tasks around the work myself and Ms Kenny would do with you when we were working with you in Carrickmore.  Remember to look at your teachers page for learning that you would do in the classroom like history, geography, science and music.

Task 1: EXERCISE 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W2N-Xcw17U

Try this out to keep active.

Task 2: DAILY DIARY

Continue your daily diary. You could think about your favourite thing to do while being at home and write about that today.  If you are stuck you can answer these questions as a guide.

What day is it today?

What is the weather like?

How are you feeling today?

Write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

This can be used as handwriting practice. Handwriting practice is more important now than ever as you are doing less of it.  So rule your page, start writing at the margin and write as neatly as possible.

Things we have discussed and to remember when writing:

  1. Do hand warm ups.
  2. Make sure you are sitting comfortably with your two feet flat on the ground.
  3. Choose the right writing instrument for you.
  4. Hold your pencil about 2 centimetres from the tip between the thumb and fingers.
  5. Choose a time to write your diary entry when you are not feeling rushed.
  6. You form a, d, g, o and q from writing c first.

TASK 3 HANDWRITING.

This is more about focusing on letter formation. This does not have to be done as an task by itself you could do this while writing your diary or any writing you are doing. It is about being mindful of how you write and how you form your letters.

Handwriting

 

TASK 4 :SPELLINGS

Here are this weeks spellings.  These are from the most used words in the english langauge so these spellings will come up all through your lives.

follow – note there are 2 ll and the ow at the end

form – or 

give – words never end in v so we give an e

great – it is great to eat

little

live – words never end in v so we give an e

mean – note it is this ea not ee

much – mu ch

Say it 3 times, spell it 3 times,  write it 3 times, cover it and write it and spell it.

TASK 5: READ AND CHILL

Find a book, any book, and read or listen  for 15 minutes.

To continue working on our comprehension and inferences read this and see if you can answer the question.

Kasia looked in the mirror to see her headdress was on straight, and clutched her posy of flowers tightly. The music started to play, and her big sister in her beautiful dress and veil moved towards the church door. Kasia walked solemnly behind her.

What was Kasia going to do? How do you know?

 

TASK 6: Watch the RTE Hub

Tune into RTE 2 at 11 and watch the RTE Hub. You might pick up some interesting pieces of learning.

 

TASK 7: Expand the mind

Let’s grow our brains and fill it with lots of lovely new words. Your new words for today are fertile and aqueduct.  If you are unsure of them look them up in a dictionary.  You can check the pages below to see if you found the correct definition. Can you use these two words in a conversation today?

pg 21 Fertile pg 22 Aqueduct

TASK 8: Continue improving your tables.

Click into the link below and you will see your tables for this week. You ask the question every day and if you answer it correctly you give yourself a tick, if you don’t answer it correctly you give yourself a dot.  You only do the questions once a day. When you get 3 ticks in a row it means the practice is paying off and you know it.  If you don’t have a printer, do not worry, write the questions on a page or in your copy and tick them off there.

Keep practising your 9 and 8 times tables maybe use https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button It is good fun.

pg 29 pg 30 pg 31

 

TASK 9: WORKING MEMORY 

Look at the page and work your way through the pictures calling out the shape you see and the next square the letter you see, then the shape, then the letter for example circle, b, circle, d. Time yourself and see how quickly you can do it. Why not test your family members.

working memory 4

Ingredients for Tasty Tuesday tomorrow are 120g porridge oats,  60g softened butter, 60g light brown sugar, 1 – 2 tablespoons golden syrup

INDIVIDUAL WORK FOLDERS

Blue 27th April 2020 blue (1) blue (2)

Yellow 27th April 2020    yellow      yellow

Green (1) Green (2) Green (3) Green 27th April 2020

red (1) red (2) Red 27th April 2020

Friday, April 24

Hi there and happy Friday. Did you try the Urban Racals yesterday? I hope it went well. Don’t forget you can also tune into the RTÉ daily school hub at 11 am.

As usual,  below you will find a selection of general tasks and at the bottom of our daily post, you will find your individual activities!

Remember when it’s Ms Kenny’s day, I always ask you to say your password before you begin?

Forgotten what it is? Check Wednesday’s post!

Ok, say the password.

Done?

Great, let’s go!

Task 1 EXERCISE

https://youtu.be/Z42mwuX_Xj8

Task 2 Diary

Yesterday I asked you to answer some questions for your daily diary. Today, let’s get back to our usual diary entry. You can use these prompts to help you. Remember this is a great opportunity to practise your handwriting.

What day is it today?

What is the weather like?

How are you feeling today?

Write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

Task 3 Reading

Pick your favourite book at home or your class novel and take 15 minutes for quiet reading today. Set a timer and chill with your book. When you’re finished can you summarise what you’ve read for someone in your house?

Task 4 Number/Time tables

Have you made your multiplication wheels yet? If you have, can you post up a photo of them for me to see? Don’t worry if you haven’t finished them yet. They take time to make.  Keep practising these, every day, whenever you can, as much as you can! Time tables are one thing you will definitely use for the rest of your life. You need to know them off by heart! Practise practise practise

Task 5 Relaxation

Try this relaxation exercise.  You might find one of these that you really enjoy or it might not be your cup of tea at all! As we’ve posted quite a few now, I’m going to start reposting the older ones again and try to find one that suits you. This is as important a part of your day as exercising and academic work. A regular meditation or breathing exercise is grounding and a very good way to manage anxiety.

https://youtu.be/Bk_qU7l-fcU

Task 6 Working Memory

Play this memory game with a member of your family!

Think of somewhere you’d really like to go…

Got it? This time mine is Japan.

Now use this sentence to play this game

”I packed my bag for Japan, and in it I put….

List something and then the next person must remember what you packed and add something of their own, it goes on like this until someone falters. You can play this with two people or more! How many items can you remember?

Task 7

Do something nice to help out at home! Maybe set the table, make your mam a cup of tea or just deliver an unexpected hug!

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GREEN APRIL 22-24TH

Happy Friday all.

Ms Mooney with be with you next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Ms Kenny

 

Thursday April 23

Hi there and welcome to our virtual classroom. Below you will find a selection of general tasks and at the bottom of our daily post, you will find your individual activities! 

Remember when it’s Ms Kenny’s day, I always ask you to say your password before you begin?

Forgotten what it is? Check yesterday’s post!

Today is Thursday so that means URBAN RASCALS AT 1.30. Tune in, join in and have fun. 

RTE hub is available every day at 11am. Check it out if you haven’t already done so.

Ok, say the password.

Done?

Great, let’s go.

Task 1 EXERCISE

Tune into Urban Rascals. Post a photo to feel more like part of the community. Lots of other pupils are doing this. 

Task 2 Diary

Yesterday I asked you to answer some questions for your daily diary. Can you do that again today? Here are the prompts. Answer at least two please! Can you post these to me in a message on Dojo please?  

Task 3 Reading

Has anyone tried audible yet? I suggested you listen to a book. Holes by Luis Saccher is a great book, How about a David Walliams book? 

Task 4 Number/Time tables

Check out these multiplication wheels. Make your own please. Practise these, every day, whenever you can, as much as you can! Time tables are one thing you will definitely use for the rest of your life. You need to know them off by heart! Practise practise practise

You don’t have to print this out. Instead you could try and make your own wheels. Use an eggcup to do the inner circle, a side plate to do the the next one and large dinner plate to do the outer circle. Use a ruler to draw the lines. 

 

Task 5 Relaxation 

Try this relaxation exercise.  You might find one of these that you really enjoy or it might not be your cup of tea at all! As we’ve posted quite a few now, I’m going to start reposting the older ones again and try to find one that suits you. This is as important a part of your day as exercising and academic work. A regular meditation or breathing exercise is grounding and a very good way to manage anxiety. 

 

 

Task 6 Art on Thursdays 

Blue Blue April 22-24

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Red RED APRIL 22-24TH

Yellow Yellow April 22-24      roi2-e-2800-the-koala-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity_ver_1

 

Hi all, welcome back our virtual classroom.

Our password for this week is

I am loved.

WHICH IS TRUE. Enjoy the feeling of knowing this is so.

Right, let’s get to work! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. We’re back to our daily posting. On our page, every day you will find some general tasks here and at the bottom of our page each day, you will find some individual work. Ms Mooney and I each have our own days for posting. If you have workbooks at home, please continue to work through them at your own pace, or delve into our work here and pick what you’d like to try. We will update daily but also, please do scroll back through the work we’ve posted over the last few weeks also. You won’t be stuck for things to do!

Don’t stress, really enjoy This time of home learning and do what you can. We are always delighted to see work you’ve done, so continue to post on Dojo.

Each day I’ll remind you to tune into the RTÉ 2 Digital school Hub at 11 am.

And of course, we have Urban Rascals each Tuesday and  Thursday.

Task 1 Exercise

 

Task 2 Writing

Diary entry

For you diary entry today, I’d like you answer as many of the questions below as you like but you must answer at least 2!

 

Task 3

Spellings and sentences

first, number, oil, other, people, these, two, would, also, around, below, boy

Put each of these spellings into a short sentence.

Task 4: Mind and Soul

Try this very relaxing meditation.

 

Task 5: Time tables

Practise your times table on the hit the button. Do the mixed tables option and work out which time tables you really need to work at.

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

Now, try the x5 fast as you can up and down from 100. Have a look at game called coconut multiples  below.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Task 6: Creative Writing

What would you wish for it you were granted three wishes? Write them down. Develop this into a short story if you like!

Red: RED APRIL 22-24TH

Green: Green APRIL 22-24TH

Blue: Blue April 22-24

Yellow; Yellow Maths APRIL 22-24TH Yellow April 22-24english 

 

  • Tuesday 21st April 2020 Hello guys. How did the work go yesterday? My laptop has stopped working  so with some difficulty I am posting from my phone. Because  of this I won’t be posting any individual work but most of you have work to continue on with or can do these tasks and some of your classwork if you want more.TASK 1 EXERCISEJoin in to Urban Rascals on The Urban Gym Facebook page at 1.30 and post a photo of you doing the exercises on the school web page and be in with a chance of winning a home study centre.TASK 2 NUMBER DETECTIVE How did ye get on with your guesses yesterday? Here are today’s clues.CLUE 3 – Count by 3’s 3,6,9. The 12th number you count is the secret number.TASK 3 – DAILY DIARYContinue your daily diary and today you could write about your cooking and how you got on doing Urban Rascals.TASK 4 Meditation Try  yesterdays meditations. The practice is really good for your brain and helps calm the soul.TASK 4 RTE SCHOOL HUBTune in to RTE at 11am and watch the school hub.  You might learn something interesting. The poem on it yesterday about worry was great. I will try to find it for you.TASK 6 GET YOUR CHEF ON!Today’s recipe is Cheesy Hearts.

  • We would love to see your finished cooking so why not take a photograph and upload to the school web page or our class Dojo if you are connected or you main class Dojo if that is where you are connected.
  • The secret number is 36. Did anyone get it?
  • Ms Kenny is with you for the rest of the week. Enjoy 😊

 

 

  • Monday 20th April 2020

Welcome back everyone. I hope you all had a lovely Easter. Wasn’t the weather wonderful.  We enjoyed lots of time outdoors over the last few weeks and I am grateful for that.

It is not easy to get back into Homeschooling and doing abit of work from home so some of you miht benefit from making up a schedule of that day to follow. I know my children prefer when we do this.  Here is an idea of a schedule you could do

Get up                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eat breakfast                                                                                                                                                                                              Do some exercise                                                                                                                                                                                       School work (maybe 1 hour)                                                                                                                                                                  Snack and watch the rte hub                                                                                                                                                                  Read a book/ draw or paint/ build with lego                                                                                                                                      Lunch                                                                                                                                                                                                           School work (maybe 1 hour)                                                                                                                                                                  Time in the garden/ walk                                                                                                                                                                         Help with some jobs in the house                                                                                                                                                         Free time                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dinner                                                                                                                                                                                                         PLay a game with a family member                                                                                                                                                     Watch tele                                                                                                                                                                                                    Read or listen to music                                                                                                                                                                            Bed

These are just ideas, you will have to create a schedule that suits you and your house and those living in it.

Ok lets get started 🙂

Task 1: EXERCISE 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-8wW40jTzc

Task 2: DAILY DIARY

Continue your daily diary. Maybe add a bit about your Easter and how you got on and how you feel about getting back into school work. If you are stuck you can answer these questions as a guide.

What day is it today?

What is the weather like?

How are you feeling today?

Write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

This can be used as handwriting practice. Handwriting practice is more important now than ever as you are doing less of it.  So rule your page, start writing at the margin and write as neatly as possible.

Things we have discussed and to remember when writing:

  1. Do hand warm ups.
  2. Make sure you are sitting comfortably with your two feet flat on the ground.
  3. Choose the right writing instrument for you.
  4. Hold your pencil about 2 centimetres from the tip between the thumb and fingers.
  5. Choose a time to write your diary entry when you are not feeling rushed.
  6. You form a, d, g, o and q from writing c first.

TASK 3 HANDWRITING 

Lets move on in our handwriting workshop.  This week it is about practising letter formation on this sheet, on a page or in a copy.

Handwriting pg 20 Handwriting pg 21

 

TASK 4 :SPELLINGS

Lets get back into things slowly and use this week as a revision week.

first, number, oil, other, people, these, two, would, also, around, below, boy

Say it 3 times, spell it 3 times,  write it 3 times, cover it and write it and spell it.

TASK 5: READ AND CHILL

Find a book, any book, and read quietly for 15 minutes. Or listen to a story.  Ms Kenny told you about audible.com. Or if you have younger siblings, why not read a story to them?

To continue working on our comprehension and inferences read this and see if you can answer the question.

Lydia wriggles until she was inside the sack with her head and arms poking out. The teacher checked to see that the children were in a nice straight line, and blew her whistle. After three steps, Lydia was flat on the ground.

What were Lydia and the other children doing? How do you know?

 

TASK 6: Watch the RTE Hub

Tune into RTE 2 at 11 and watch the RTE Hub. You might pick up some interesting pieces of learning.

 

TASK 7: Expand the mind

Let’s grow our brains and fill it with lots of lovely new words. Your new words for today are guerrillas and flounder .  If you are unsure of them look them up in a dictionary.  You can check the pages below to see if you found the correct definition. Can you use these two words in a conversation today?

pg 14 Guerrillas pg 16 Flounder

TASK 8: Continue improving your tables.

Click into the link below and you will see your tables for this week. This week it is the 8 times tables. I have also put up a page that you write in any tables you found difficult and you can practice them a little more. This sheet is like the others you ask the question every day and if you answer it correctly you give yourself a tick, if you don’t answer it correctly you give yourself a dot.  You only do the questions once a day. When you get 3 ticks in a row it means the practice is paying off and you know it.  If you don’t have a printer, do not worry, write the questions on a page or in your copy and tick them off there.

Keep practising your 9 times tables maybe use https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button It is good fun.

pg 24 pg 25 pg 27

TASK 9: Number Detective 

Read these clues and write the answer for each clue somewhere safe. Add to it again tomorrow when you get more clues like this

Clue 1:  My Guess

Clue 2: My Guess

Clue 3: My Guess

Clue 4: My Guess

Clue 5: My Guess

Clue 1 – The first digit of the secret number is 0, 3 or 6.

Clue 2 – The second digit is also 0, 3 or 6. 

 

TASK 10: WORKING MEMORY 

Look at the page and work your way through the pictures calling out the shape you see and the next square the number you see, then the shape, then the number for example square, 2, triangle, 4. Time yourself and see how quickly you can do it. Why not test your family members.

working memeory Tell me 3

TASK 11: Meditation

I think this is a relaxing one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mX4JBBIcBk

Oh and remember Tasty Tuesday tomorrow. Here are the ingredients you will need

175g butter, 250g plain flour, plus a little extra for kneading, salt and pepper, 175g cheddar cheese, 2 egg yolks, 1 whole egg. It is a recipe for cheesy hearts. Yum!

And now you’re individual work.

Yellow 20th April 2020  yellowYellow    Yellow pg 25Yellow pg 26Yellow pg 27Yellow pg 28Yellow pg 29Yellow pg 30Yellow pg 31Yellow pg 32Yellow pg 33

Blue 20th April 2020 Blue (1) Blue (2)

Green 20th April 2020      Green      Green   Green pg 25Green pg 26Green pg 27Green pg 28Green pg 29Green pg 30Green pg 31Green pg 32Green pg 33

Red 20th April 2020     Red    Red

 

 

Friday April 3rd  

Welcome to our virtual classroom.

Don’t forget to tune into the RTÉ hub at 11am. 

Say my password please?

Can you remember it? 

(All is well). 

Today say it twice. Thank you and let’s go!

I was listening to the radio last week and instead of the sports news, they read a poem. I thought it was a very beautiful poem and I am going to share the last few lines with you. It reminds me a bit of our password.

If you’d like to draw a picture of these words, that would be a really nice Friday task. If you do, please send me a picture on our class dojo or keep it for Ms Ryan’s art exhibition.

It’s called 

Everything is going to be alright 

“The sun rises in spite of everything 

and the far cities are beautiful and bright. 

I lie here in a riot of sunlight 

watching the day break and the clouds flying. 

Everything is going to be all right

Derek Mahon Poet 

Task 1 Write a daily diary 

Just keep it as short or as long as you like!

What day is it today?

What is the weather like?

How are you feeling today?

Write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

This writing time can also be used as handwriting practice. See Ms Mooney’s notes on good hand writing practise that she posted yesterday.

Choose a time to write your diary entry when you are not feeling rushed. It should be an enjoyable task.

TASK 2 EXERCISE:

Want to change it up a little? Try out this guy:

TASK 3 WORKING MEMORY

Play this game with your family again: See can you beat yesterday’s score. 

Think of somewhere you’d really like to go…

Got it? Mine is New York

Now use this sentence to play this game

”I packed my bag for New York, and in it I put….”

List something and then the next person must remember what you packed and add something of their own, it goes on like this until someone falters. You can play this with two people or more! How many items can you remember?!

TASK 4 MEDITATION

Try this if you like. It’s a colour themed mediation. You will need someone to read this out for you. Find somewhere quiet. Get comfy and relax and listen. 

  1. Imagine you are surrounded by the relaxing colour. No longer is the air clear, it is the relaxing colour.
  2. You can still make out shapes, but your world is now a different colour.
  3. Imagine that as you breathe in, you breathe in this colour too.
  4. See the colour filling up your lungs.
  5. Imagine as you breathe out, that your breath is the colour of stress.
  6. See the stress colour mix into the relaxing colour around you. Watch the stress colour slowly disappear.
  7. Breath in your relaxing colour.
  8. Breath out the stress colour.

TASK 5: READ AND CHILL 

Reading. This is a daily task. Every single day, pick up your book and read it. Last week I told you all about a great website called audible.com. Did anyone check it out? If you find reading challenging, you can simply listen to a book. This is a really enjoyable way to “read” a book. You can close your eyes and relax and imagine the story unfolding in your imagination. Remember, Audible have made ALL their children’s books free at the moment. Try it out.

Have you read or listened to Holes by Louis Sachar? It’s a really super book. Why not listen to it and when you’re finished you can watch the equally great movie! individual work posted below.

RED

Green 2nd, 3rd

Blue April 2nd

ART:  TASKS FOR YOU TO DIP INTO OVER THE BREAK

Enjoy the Easter break everyone. 

 

Thursday, April 2nd

Welcome to our virtual classroom.

Say my password please. It’s the same as last week and will be the same for the duration of this time…because it’s still true and will always be true! Can you remember it? 

(All is well). 

Today say it twice. Thank you and let’s go!

Today and tomorrow it will be me posting tasks, fun things to do and some individual work too. I hope you are all doing well. I was delighted to see that some of you have been sharing your work both here and on your class dojo’s. It’s great to see and well done! Mr Moran has promised rainbow pencils for everyone who posts work.

Don’t forget to tune into Urban Rascals at 1.30 TODAY for a great workout. This doesn’t have to be just for the kids, get the whole family to join in!

RTÉ Hub: Tune in every day at 11 am.

Today is world Autism Day! That’s why I’m writing in blue today.

Although you are at home with your own family, it is still important to mark these days! Wear blue to show your support. Can you post a photo of you wearing Blue to to our Dojo page or your class Dojo page? COOL PRIZE FOR ANYONE WHO DOES THIS FROM ME, PROMISE!

Here Is a short video about what it means to have autism! Then why  not try the scavenger hunt posted below. Ms Doyle’s page also has lots of autism related activities if you want to take a look! 

Are You Autism Aware A4 Display Poster.pdf

Ok, here are some of our daily tasks. Your colour coded individual work is posted after them. Enjoy! 

Task 1 Write a daily diary

Just keep it as short or as long as you like! But today, can you try to use all your spellings in your diary?!

What day is it today?

What is the weather like?

How are you feeling today?

Write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

This writing time can also be used as handwriting practice. See Ms Mooney’s notes on good hand writing practise that she posted yesterday.

Choose a time to write your diary entry when you are not feeling rushed. It should be an enjoyable task.

TASK 2 EXERCISE: Tune into Urban Rascals!

TASK 3 WORKING MEMORY

Play this game with your family: I’m sure you’re all familiar with it.

Think of somewhere you’d really like to go…

Got it? Mine is New York

Now use this sentence to play this game

”I packed my bag for New York, and in it I put….”

List something and then the next person must remember what you packed and add something of their own, it goes on like this until someone falters. You can play this with two people or more! How many items can you remember?!

TASK 4 ART ACTIVITY.

This is so much FUN! Click on the link below if you’d like to try a really really fun art activity. I’ve done this one and I love it and we will all try it together when we’re back in school. You need paint or marbling inks or food colouring. Hopefully you’ll have some food colouring or paint around somewhere!?

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/make-marbled-paper-foam

TASK 5 MEDITATION

Try this meditation .Simple breathing and meditation exercises are a great way to stay calm and centred during these strange times.

You can also try this activity again. All of these exercises can be used over and over again. 

If you do things like this every day, you will begin to feel different…in a good way!

TASK 6: READ AND CHILL 

Reading. This is a daily task. Every single day, pick up your book and read it. Last week I told you all about a great website called audible.com. Did anyone check it out? If you find reading challenging, you can simply listen to a book. This is a really enjoyable way to “read” a book. You can close your eyes and relax and imagine the story unfolding in your imagination. Remember, Audible have made ALL their children’s books free at the moment. Try it out.

Have you read or listened to Holes by Louis Sachar? It’s a really super book. Why not listen to it and when you’re finished you can watch the equally great movie! 

See some individual work posted below and see you all tomorrow. 

BLUE

GREEN

RED


Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning everyone. It is the middle of the week but no mid week slumps here 🙂

Task 1: April Fools Day 

Today is April Fools Day. Task 1 today is to think of a fun practical joke to play on a member of your family and have a bit of fun. Check out these links and learn about April Fools Day.

https://www.ducksters.com/holidays/april_fools_day.php https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE7HUkHdkW8

Check out these pranks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyFUzIVt37w

Task 2: Write a daily diary 

Continue your daily diary.  Maybe you could write about your April Fools Day Prank? Remember if you can’t think what to write about you can answer these questions as a guide.

What day is it today?

What is the weather like?

How are you feeling today?

Write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

This can be used as handwriting practice. Handwriting practice is more important now than ever as you are doing less of it.  So rule your page, start writing at the margin and write as neatly as possible and don’t forget to put your date at the top.

Things we have discussed and to remember when writing:

  1. Do hand warm ups.
  2. Make sure you are sitting comfortably with your two feet flat on the ground.
  3. Choose the right writing instrument for you.
  4. Hold your pencil about 2 centimetres from the tip between the thumb and fingers.
  5. Choose a time to write your diary entry when you are not feeling rushed.
  6. You form a, d, g, o and q from writing c first.

 

TASK 3 SPELLINGS

Keep going at your spellings and don’t forget to go over the ones from the last 2 weeks as well. You will forget them if you don’t use them.

Two – this is the number and not to be mistaken with to or too

would – w – – – d  would orange umbrellas leak

also   – it begins like already and almost  also

around – around

before – before eating food old Ronnie exercises

boy – not to be mistaken with buy boy

Say it 3 times, spell it 3 times,  write it 3 times, cover it and write it and spell it.

TASK 4 EXERCISE

Try out Joe Wicks again live at 9am. This is a great way to start your day and wake you up and get the energy levels going.

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

TASK 5: READ AND CHILL

Find a book, any book, and read quietly for 10 minutes. Or listen to a story on audible.com. Find a book you would like to read and listen to it instead. It can be very relaxing.

To continue working on our comprehension and inferences read this and see if you can answer the question.

Lydia wriggled until she was inside the sack with her head and arms poking out. The teacher checked to see that the children were in a nice straight line, blew her whistle. After three steps, Lydia was flat on the ground.

What were Lydia and the other children doing? How do you know?

 

TASK 6: Social Wednesdays

To help combat the mid week slump and get us socially engaged, today I would like you to ask your parent can you use their phone for Whatsapp or use your own if you have one and call a cousin, grandparent, friend and play a game of eye spy with what you can see from the camera. Have fun. I have to keep reminding myself there is a world full of people outside of this house so I think it is important to keep in contact with them. Give it a go.

TASK 7: RTE SCHOOL HUB

Look at the school hub on RTE 2 at 11am.

TASK 8: Continue improving your tables.

Continue to work on your tables. How are the ticks coming on? And don’t forget your 9 times tables from last week. you tables.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button You can use this to practise.

Perform with tables 22Perform with Tables 23

TASK 9: Number Detective 

By now you should have an answer filled in for clue 1, 2, 3 and 4. Here is clue 5. Maybe you have the answer.

Clue 1:  My Guess

Clue 2: My Guess

Clue 3: My Guess

Clue 4: My Guess

Clue 5: My Guess

Clue 5 – The sum of 23 and 79 will show you the secret number. 

 

TASK 10: WORKING MEMORY 

How did your family get on with Monday’s working memory. Today I want you to get someone to call out three numbers for you and you have to repeat them back to them only backwards for example 3 5 7  will be 7 5 3.  If you can do 3 numbers easily try 4. Can anyone do 5. Try it out with the rest of the family. Lets see if we can get everyone’s working memory tested.

TASK 11: Meditation

Give yourself some you time and practise a meditation or calmness of your choice from some of the options myself and Ms Kenny have given over the last 2 weeks. This weeks are below.

https://josierobinson.com/journal/gratitude-meditation

mindful breaths (1) mindful breaths (2)

The secret number is 102 Did anyone get it?

 

Here are your individual work folders

Blue Blue 1st April 2020

Yellow 1st April 2020 yellow Yellow yellow Yellow Intro (3)Yellow Intro (4)Yellow Intro (5)Yellow Intro (6)Yellow Intro (7) Yellow (1)Yellow (2)Yellow (3)Yellow (4)Yellow (5)Yellow (6)Yellow (7)Yellow (8)Yellow (9)Yellow

Green 1st April 2020GreenGreen

Red 1st April 2020 Red Red

Ms Kenny is with you for the rest of the week and then hopefully we have our Easter holidays so you will be free of school work for 2 weeks. It is good to keep up some reading over the holidays though guys and maybe the exercise and meditation?

Happy Easter

Ms Mooney

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020 

Hello guys. How did the work go yesterday? I hope I didn’t give you too much or it wasn’t too confusing. Did you watch the RTE Hub at 11 on RTE 2? I thought it was very good. They covered some interesting topics. My favourite was learning about squirrels at the end but the shapes section was also very informative as was all I thought.

TASK 1 EXERCISE

Join in to Urban Rascals on The Urban Gym Facebook page at 1.30 and post a photo of you doing the exercises on the school web page and be in with a chance of winning a home study centre.

TASK 2 NUMBER DETECTIVE 

How did ye get on with your guesses yesterday? Here are today’s clues.

CLUE 3 – The last digit is not a zero but one of the other digits is.

CLUE 4 – Add all of the digits and you get 3

TASK 3 – DAILY DIARY

Continue your daily diary and today you could write about your cooking and how you got on doing Urban Rascals.

TASK 4 Meditation 

Try one of yesterdays meditations or both. The practice is really good for your brain and helps calm the soul.

TASK 4 RTE SCHOOL HUB

Tune in to RTE at 11am and watch the school hub.  You might learn something interesting.

TASK 6 GET YOUR CHEF ON!

Today’s recipe is Apple Muffins.  The recipe I have attached makes 6 muffins.  If you doubled it how many muffins would you make.  Can you figure out how much of each ingredient you will need if you doubled the recipe?

Apple Muffins

We would love to see your finished cooking so why not take a photograph and upload to the school web page or our class Dojo if you are connected or you main class Dojo if that is where you are connected.

For next week’s cooking you will 175g butter, 250g plain flour, plus a little extra for kneading, salt and pepper, 175g cheddar cheese, 2 egg yolks, 1 whole egg.

Can anyone guess the recipe?

Blue 31st March 2020

Green 31st March 2020 green (1) green (2) green (3)

Yellow – same as yesterday. You will find at the bottom of Mondays page. Or just do the cooking.

Monday 30th March 2020

Happy Monday everyone. Can you believe it is Monday already. The weeks are really flying by even though life has slowed down, time seems to be as fast as ever. I really want you all to understand these tasks below are a guide as is your own teachers classwork.  Please do not put yourself under any pressure to do all of these tasks. If you can that is great and if you can’t do what you can. The same with your classwork that your teacher puts up, do it if you can and if you can’t dip into this page. Learning from home is very different from being in school and it will take some time to get into a routine. While you are finding this out these are some tasks to keep your brain exercised and growing. And you can contact myself and Ms Kenny on class dojo if you need help with anything. We will try our best to help you.  Or maybe you are not finding this. Before we start our tasks for today there are a few pieces of information for you to share with your parents.

  1. Every day from today RTE are doing a school hub at 11 o clock until 12 o clock. This is to help parents with homeschooling and you guys to learn.  You should look at this and see if it helps you.
  2. If you tune in and exercise with Urban Rascals on the Urban Gym facebook page at 1.30 tomorrow and Thursday and put some photos or you doing this on the school webpage you are in with a chance of winning a home study centre. Wouldn’t that be nice?
  3. Fresh Today, the people that supplied your school lunches are offering an initiative where you can get a box of food for your house. If you are interested look at the school facebook page or text the school mobile 086 0211338 to sign up.

Now lets get down to business and remember there are more work for some of you at the end of this page under your colour.

Task 1: Write a daily diary 

Continue your daily diary.  So the clocks went forward Saturday night. Maybe you could write about that and how if affected your day yesterday. My day was a bit odd. I felt like I was late making all the meals and my children did not want to go to bed at the time they were meant to.   If you are stuck you can answer these questions as a guide.

What day is it today?

What is the weather like?

How are you feeling today?

Write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

This can be used as handwriting practice. Handwriting practice is more important now than ever as you are doing less of it.  So rule your page, start writing at the margin and write as neatly as possible.

Things we have discussed and to remember when writing:

  1. Do hand warm ups.
  2. Make sure you are sitting comfortably with your two feet flat on the ground.
  3. Choose the right writing instrument for you.
  4. Hold your pencil about 2 centimetres from the tip between the thumb and fingers.
  5. Choose a time to write your diary entry when you are not feeling rushed.
  6. You form a, d, g, o and q from writing c first.

TASK 2 HANDWRITING 

Lets move on in our handwriting workshop.  This week over the week I want you to practise these doodles. Trying to keep them as neat as possible.  These are the shapes used in writing the letters of the alphabet so practising these shapes will help with letter formation.

handwriting (1)handwriting (2)

TASK 3 SPELLINGS

Here is some new spellings for this week. Remember guys you need to keep practising the words from previous weeks to keep them fresh in your heads.

Two – this is the number and not to be mistaken with to or too

would – w – – – d  would orange umbrellas leak

also   – it begins like already and almost  also

around – around

before – before eating food old Ronnie exercises

boy – not to be mistaken with buy boy

Say it 3 times, spell it 3 times,  write it 3 times, cover it and write it and spell it.

TASK 4 EXERCISE

Try out this skipping challenge. https://www.facebook.com/shares/view/?av=690840907

How many skips can you do in a minute. If you don’t have a skipping rope maybe there is an ordinary rope in your house or maybe you could just skip. Let me know hoe you get on.

TASK 5: READ AND CHILL

Find a book, any book, and read quietly for 10 minutes. Or listen to a story.  Ms Kenny told you about audible.com. Find a book you would like to read and listen to it instead. It can be very relaxing. Or to be kind or helpful to your parents and if you have younger siblings, why not read a story to them?

To continue working on our comprehension and inferences read this and see if you can answer the question.

Noah lay down on the ground and peered into the pond.  It was muddy, and he couldn’t see anything in there.  Still, he pulled his net carefully through the water. When he pulled it up, there were four or five little black wriggly things in it, the size of matchsticks. He tipped them into his jar.

What was Noah doing? How do you know?

 

TASK 6: Expand the mind

Let’s grow our brains and fill it with lots of lovely new words. Your new words for today are abduct and inhabit.  If you are unsure of them look them up in a dictionary.  You can check the pages below to see if you found the correct definition. Here is your challenge if you dare to accept it :), use these two words in a conversation today.

Abduct inhabit

TASK 7: Continue improving your tables.

Click into the link below and you will see your tables for this week.  This week is like the first week I gave you tables. There is a list of questions and if you answer it correctly you give yourself a tick, if you don’t answer it correctly you give yourself a dot.  You only do the questions once a day. When you get 3 ticks in a row it means the practice is paying off and you are ready to move on. If you don’t have a printer, do not worry, write the questions on a page or in your copy and tick them off there.

Keep practising your 9 times tables maybe use https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button It is good fun.

Perform with tables 22Perform with Tables 23

TASK 8: Number Detective 

Read these clues and write the answer for each clue somewhere safe. Add to it again tomorrow when you get more clues like this

Clue 1:  My Guess

Clue 2: My Guess

Clue 3: My Guess

Clue 4: My Guess

Clue 5: My Guess

Clue 1 – The secret number has three digits this time

Clue 2 – The number is less than 150

 

TASK 9: WORKING MEMORY 

Look at the page and work your way through the pictures calling out the name of the colour you see and the next square the number you see, then the colour, then the number for example red, 2, yellow, 4. See how quickly you can do it. Why not test your family members.

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TASK 10: Meditation

If you can get into the habit of doing a daily mindfulness activity and continue that when life goes back to normal you will have gained a very powerful skill from your time at home. There is evidence to support mindfulness in helping brain development and better ability to think clearly and learn. So maybe it is something you might permanently take up. I will leave up last weeks gratitude meditation as I had mentioned practising it for 30 days and I am going to continue with this but for those of you who were not very keen on it or would like to try two a day here is another option

https://josierobinson.com/journal/gratitude-meditation

mindful breaths (1) mindful breaths (2)

Tasty Tuesday tomorrow here are the ingredients you will need.

2 apples, 100g butter (softened), 100g caster sugar, 100g self raising flour, 2 eggs, 8 tablespoons of cream cheese. sprinkle or sweets to decorate.

Here are your individual work folders

Blue 30th March 2020

Green 30th March 2020Green Green 2 Green Green Intro (1) Green Intro (2) Green Intro (3) Green Intro (4) Green Intro (5)Green Chapter 1 (1) Green Chapter 1 (2) Green Chapter 1 (3) Green Chapter 1 (4) Green Chapter 1 (5) Green Chapter 1 (6) Green Chapter 1 (7) Green Chapter 1 (8) Green Chapter 1 (9)

Yellow 30th March 2020Yellow Yellow 2Yellow Yellow Intro (3) Yellow Intro (4) Yellow Intro (5) Yellow Intro (6) Yellow Intro (7) Yellow Chapter 1 (8) Yellow Chapter 1 (9) Yellow Chapter 1 (10) Yellow Chapter 1 (11) Yellow Chapter 1 (12) Yellow Chapter 1 (13) Yellow Chapter 1 (14) Yellow Chapter 1 (15) Yellow Chapter 1 (16)  

Red 30th March 2020Red 2Red

Orange 30th March 2020Orange Intro (5) Orange Intro (6) Orange Intro (7) Orange Intro (8) Orange Intro (9) Orange Chapter 1 (6) Orange Chapter 1 (7) Orange Chapter 1 (8) Orange Chapter 1 (9) Orange Chapter 1 (10) Orange Chapter 1 (11) Orange Chapter 1 (12) Orange Chapter 1 (13) Orange Chapter 1 (14)

 

 

Bye!

 

Friday, March 26th

Hello all and happy Friday. I just can’t believe its been almost two weeks since school very suddenly just…stopped! I really hope you are all doing well and that you’re beginning to enjoy home schooling! I’m getting used to it too. As I mentioned yesterday, we will be putting up individual work from Monday and we will also be posting general wellbeing tasks every day. Every Tuesday Ms Mooney will be posting a cooking challenge and every Thursday I will be posting an art challenge.

Ok, say the password. Say it out loud and now whisper it.

All is well.

All is well.

Ok, let’s go.

TASK ONE:

Make a timetable for next week. Stick it up in your room or on your fridge. Do your best to stick to it. It really helps to have a routine.

TASK TWO

Reading. This is a daily task. Every single day, pick up your book and read it. Yesterday I told you all about a great website called audible.com. Did anyone check it out? If you find reading challenging, you can simply listen to a book. This is a really enjoyable way to “read” a book. You can close your eyes and relax and imagine the story unfolding in your imagination. Audible have made ALL their children’s books free at the moment. Try it out.

TASK THREE

Daily diary

Please add to your daily diary. It might seems pointless or boring but it’s not! You are living through an historic time. Nothing like this has happened in any of our lifetimes before. Write about the life of a child during the covid-19 crisis. Have you read or seen The Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Give your diary a name…The Diary of a homeschool kid…or something like that! Add in a picture here and there. Make it fun. I look forward to seeing your diaries. There will be a prize for interesting entires and we can share them with each other when we’re back in school.

TASK FOUR

Quiet time. Do you remember how to catch a thought? We tried it on Wednesday. Give it another go. It can be interesting to sometimes try to stop thinking and take a moment to watch your thoughts. Sounds strange…but give it a go if you’re interested. This task can help to make you feel calm.

TASK FIVE

It’s Friday! Please do one thing that makes you really happy. It can’t be playing on your phone or computer though! What is it? Write it down.

And do one kind thing for somebody in your family. Don’t tell them you’re doing it. Just surprise them. You might offer to help your mother or hang out with a younger sister or brother or just say something to nice to someone in your family. Hugs are always good too!

TASK SIX

Your 9 times tables. Do it again…and again 

You’re going to nail your 9 times tables before Easter. Ms Mooney set this task for you on Monday, do it again and again and again! It’s a really great one to know! I sometimes use it still. It’s like a magic trick.

Look at the picture below and practice your 9 times tables using these ideas.

 

 

Have a lovely weekend and see you all next week! Ms Mooney will be taking over on Monday.

 

Thursday, March 26th

Don’t forget to log into your main classes Dojo today. Pizza party to be won.

AND Log onto urban rascals today at 1.30 through the urban gym website for a great workout!  Prizes to be won!

(A little note to parents: Both Ms Mooney and I have managed to chat to most of you by now. We will be setting individual work here on our page from Monday. Each of you will receive a text with a colour code tomorrow. Thank you for bearing with us. We will continue to post general well being tasks and every Tuesday we’ll have a cooking challenge with Ms Mooney  and every Thursday an art challenge with me. We hope you’ll enjoy them. It’s been good to talk to most of you this week.)

Please say the password. Do you remember it? Say it out loud.

All is well.

Good. Ok, let’s go.

TASK 1 DAILY DIARY 

DAILY DIARY

Continue your daily diary. This is an opportunity to record how you’re doing and what you’re doing. Believe it or not, you are living through an historic time. It is interesting to keep a record of this time. For your entry, fill in the day of the week, what’s the weather like outside? How are you feeling today? What have you done today so far? Any other news you might have? Try to do at least 5-7 sentences. If you find it hard to write a full sentence, maybe dictate it to someone in your family who might find writing it down easier. I look forward to reading your diaries when we’re all back and there will be a prize for the most interesting entries.

TASK 2

Spelling test. This is the BEST kind of spelling test because you get to give it to yourself. No cheating 🙂

Here is the list of spellings that Ms Mooney set this week.

First – Remember I come first first

Number – break the word up num ber

Oil oil

other

people – people eat oranges people like eating

These – 

Have a quick look to refresh your mind. Ask someone in your home to test you; if there is nobody free to help out, try and test yourself. Give yourself a minute to look at all the words and then see if you can write them out without making any mistakes!

TASK 3 ART CHALLENGE

Welcome back to the art studio. I showed you all how to take a line for walk yesterday. Did you do it? Did you finish it? Keep it, I want to see it. I’m still finishing mine. Today I’m going to show you a really simple printing technique. You will need

A piece of paper, a scissors, paint, a paint brush and a wooden spoon.


Cut out a shape from paper. I’ve cut out the simple shape of a house

Paint your cut out shape. Don’t use water! Just paint.

Now place your cut out shape, paint side down on the paper. Get a wooden spoon and rub it. Rub rub rub. The more you rub the better your print.

Gently pull off your shape.

And hey presto, you’ve made a print. You can keep printing shape after shape after shape. Experiment and enjoy!

TASK 4 Continue improving your tables.

You’re going to nail your 9 times tables before Easter. Ms Mooney set this task for you on Monday, do it again and again and again! It’s a really great one to know! I sometimes use it still. It’s like a magic trick.

Look at the picture below and practice your 9 times tables using these ideas.

TASK 5

READ READ READ. Every day, you should try and read for 15 minutes and longer of course if you’re enjoying it. Sometimes, it can be hard to read. Or maybe you find reading really challenging? If you do, then LISTEN. Listen to a book! There is a great website called www.audible.com  and at the moment they have made ALL their children’s books free to listen to. I love this website and I’ve been listening to books myself for years. If you want to check it out, please do. Instead of reading a book, you can simply lie back and listen to a book. Give it a go! Just don’t fall asleep!

TASK 6 VOCABULARY

Try this activity!

Find the Synonym

Tomorrow is FRIDAY! See you all then and I hope you are all keeping well.

Wednesday, March 25th
* don’t forget to log into your main class dojo today! Pizza party to be won!
Log onto urban rascals tomorrow at 1.30 through the urban gym website for a great workout!  Prizes to be won!

Hi all and welcome again to our virtual classroom. It’s Ms Kenny today. I hope some of you had the chance to try out Ms Mooney’s recipe? It looked delicious.

Ok, before we get started, our password remains the same.

Please say it out loud and then proceed…

(in case you’ve forgotten, the password is “All is well”)

Say it out loud. Thank you and let’s go.

TASK 1

DAILY DIARY

Continue your daily diary and today write about how you’re finding this new type of teaching! Write full sentences please and use this as an opportunity to practise your handwriting too. Have you been keeping your daily diary in one place? Can you try to do this please. If you have a spare copy, use that, or if you’re using separate sheets, can you make sure to keep them all together. Thanks!

Ok, so fill in your diary using these prompts to help you:

I really like/don’t like this new way of learning because: (give three reasons please)

This is very different to being in school because (give two ways its different)

I’m looking forward/I’m not looking forward to being back in school because: (give two reasons)

I look forward to reading your answers.

TASK 2 EXERCISE 

Did you join the Urban gym yesterday? It was fantastic. Don’t worry if you missed it. You’ll have a chance again tomorrow at 1.30! Don’t miss it and make sure everyone in your family takes part if they can!

When you have time today do the following exercises; get yourself outside if you can and do 50 jumping jacks, run on the spot for 3 minutes, do 35 squats and take a short 10 minute walk. Check out your class teacher’s PE suggestions too.

TASK 3 ART STUDIO TIME 

I’ve uploaded a very short video here, welcome to my home art studio. I don’t usually let anyone in!

Today we’re doing a very simple exercise. All you need is a pencil, some paper and some colouring pencils. Click on the link and I’ll tell you in person exactly what to do!

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TASK 4: SPELLINGS! 

Set a timer for 10 minutes and take a look at the spellings Ms Mooney set for you. Test yourself. Tomorrow we’ll have a virtual spelling test.

First – Remember I come first first

Number – break the word up num ber

Oil oil

other

people – people eat oranges people like eating

These – 

Say it 3 times, write it 3 times, cover it and write it and say it.

TASK 5 CATCH A THOUGHT  

For this task you need to find a quiet spot. I know in some houses that can be hard! Set your timer for 3 minutes.

Ok, so here’s how it goes: We are going to try and catch a thought.

You are a cat.

Your thoughts are the mice.

I want you to try and NOT think…you are to wait for a thought to arrive, imagine it like this: you are a cat, you are ready and waiting outside a mouse hole, waiting for the mouse to come out, the mouse is your thought, as soon as it shows itself, catch it and then start waiting again for the next one.

What thought did you catch? How many did you catch in 3 minutes? Are any of them the same thoughts? Remember we can actually control some of our thoughts and we can help turn scary thoughts into not so scary thoughts!

TASK 5: Continue improving your tables.

Ms Mooney set this task for you on Monday, do it again! It’s a really great one to know!

Look at the picture below and practice your 9 times tables using these ideas.

See you all tomorrow. Soon your mum or dad will be receiving a text with your own individual colour code. We will posting individual work here from Monday next! In the meantime, enjoy our fun activities.

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good morning everyone, welcome to Tasty Tuesday :). Your task today is to cook the following recipe for yourself and someone else in your family. Who knows maybe you will cook it for everyone. But 1st I want to remind you of the importance of keeping fit and healthy and getting some exercise in. To help with that there is a gym in New Ross called Urban Gym and Andy is doing an Urban Rascals for all of us and our parents and siblings to help us keep active. He will do this Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1.30 on their facebook page Urban Gym. Why not give it a go today and see what you think. I’m going to try it with my little boys. And this is very exciting but there is a fitbit to be won for one lucky pupil who posts a photo of them exercising on our school website page tomorrow.

The next thing I would like to say is talk to your parents and see if they can accept Mr Moran’s text to join class Dojo. It will be a great way for us to communicate.

Lastly then this is a website that will give you some new speech and language exercises and OT exercises, designed and put up for you at home by OTs and Speech and Language Therapists. https://ncse.ie/online-resources It might be a good idea to have a look and see if there is anything helpful to you.

TASK 1 EXERCISE

To join in with the Urban Rascals workout I mentioned above and post your photo while doing it to the school webpage.

TASK 2 NUMBER DETECTIVE 

How did ye get on with your guesses yesterday. Here are todays clues.

CLUE 4 – Hmmmmm…. I wonder if I am holding the scrap of paper upside down????

CLUE 5 – Both digits are the same.

TASK 3 – DAILY DIARY

Continue your daily diary and today write about your cooking, did you like it? What parts of cooking it did you enjoy and were there any parts your found difficult or any new skill you learned? Who did you cook it for and did they like it? Would you make it again and why?

TASK 4 Meditation 

Try out the gratitude mediation again and think about how it makes you feel.

TASK 5 GET YOUR CHEF ON!

Todays Tasty Tuesday recipe is

French Toast

  Makes 2 slices

Ingredients                                                                Equipment

1 egg                                                                            shallow bowl

1 tablespoon milk                                                     fork

2 slices bread                                                               chopping board

15g butter                                                                      small sharp knife

1 tablespoon oil                                                            frying pan

1 tablespoon caster sugar (optional)                        fish slice/ spatula

few berries/ orange segments or any fruit                plate

to serve if wanted

 

 

Method

  1. Break the egg into the shallow bowl, add the milk and beat with a fork until mixed.
  2. Put the bread on the chopping board and cut the slices into triangles with the knife.
  3. Put the butter and oil in the frying pan and turn on the hob to a high heat.
  4. While the butter and oil are heating put the bowl with the egg mixture beside the hob.
  5. Put your empty plate beside the hob.
  6. Dip a few pieces of the bread into the mixture, turning until they are covered.
  7. Lift the bread out of the egg mixture, letting the extra mixture drain back into the bowl.
  8. Add the bread to the frying pan and cook for 2 – 3 minutes, turning once with the fish slice/spatula, until golden. You might need to get an adult to help with this.
  9. Dip and cook the rest of the bread in the same way.
  10. Sprinkle with the sugar if wanted and serve with whatever fruit you choose.
  11. Enjoy !

If you have access to a printer and want to print this recipe and create a new recipe book click on the link below

French Toast

Why not send a picture of your finished french toast to the class dojo page, I would love to see it and maybe one to the school webpage as well?

Enjoy guys. Ms Kenny is with you for the rest of the week so I will talk to you next Monday.  By the way the answer to the number detective is 77. Did you get it?

Ingredients for next week are

2 apples, 100g butter (softened), 100g caster sugar, 100g self raising flour, 2 eggs, 8 tablespoons of cream cheese. sprinkle or sweets to decorate.

Bye, have a good week.

 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good morning everyone it’s Ms Mooney Monday. I hope you enjoyed your weekend and the gorgeous weather yesterday. It was such a lovely day to be out and I hope you ot to do a nice walk or spend time in your garden. I know that at times this Covid 19 business seems unreal as we can’t see it, but the importance of washing, social distancing when out and avoiding people is still as important as ever. The safety of our country relies on all of us. By now you all should have received a text message from Mr Moran about Class Dojo, please sign up as this will be our form of communication. If you or your parents have any questions or have anything you would like help with or to talk about you can send Ms Kenny and I a message on this.

Task 1: Write a daily diary 

Continue your daily diary and,as yesterday was mothers day maybe you could write something nice you did for your mother and if you forgot maybe you could do it today instead. It is never too late to show your mother your appreciation for her love and all she does. Remember if you are stuck you can answer these questions as a guide.

What day is it today?

What is the weather like?

How are you feeling today?

Write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

This can be used as handwriting practice. Handwriting practice is more important now than ever as you are doing less of it.  So rule your page, start writing at the margin and write as neatly as possible.

Things we have discussed and to remember when writing:

  1. Do hand warm ups.
  2. Make sure you are sitting comfortably with your two feet flat on the ground.
  3. Choose the right writing instrument for you.
  4. Hold your pencil about 2 centimetres from the tip between the thumb and fingers.
  5. Choose a time to write your diary entry when you are not feeling rushed.
  6. You form a, d, g, o and q from writing c first.

TASK 2 SPELLINGS

I hope ye all got on well with last weeks spellings. This weeks words are

First – Remember I come first first

Number – break the word up num ber

Oil oil

other

people – people eat oranges people like eating

These – 

Say it 3 times, write it 3 times, cover it and write it and say it.

TASK 3 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

If you don’t have access to you tube do a slow jog twice around your garden or sitting room, 20 knee raises (run on the spot but lift your knees up as high as you can each time), 20 punches to the air in front of you as hard as you can alternating arms, 10 sit ups and 10 chair push ups.  It would be best to do this outside if possible and fill those lungs with fresh air. Later in the day go for a 10 minute walk.

TASK 3: READ AND CHILL

Find a book, any book, and read quietly for 10 minutes.

To continue working on our comprehension and inferences read this and see if you can answer the question.

Will crept into the cupboard under the stairs, and pulled the door shut. He could hear the others rushing about the house, looking behind chairs and under the beds.  Somebody shouted, “Cuckoo, we can’t find you!” but Will kept quiet.

What were the children playing? How do you know?

 

TASK 4: Expand the mind

Let’s grow our brains and fill it with lots of lovely new words. Your new words for today are Buffoon and elegant.  If you are unsure of them look them up in a dictionary.  You can check the pages below to see if you found the correct definition. Here is your challenge if you dare to accept it :), use these two words in a conversation today.

TASK 5: Continue improving your tables.

Look at the picture below and practice your 9 times tables using these ideas.

TASK 6: Number Detective 

Read these clues and write the answer for each clue somewhere safe. Add to it again tomorrow when you get more clues like this

Clue 1:  My Guess

Clue 2: My Guess

Clue 3: My Guess

Clue 4: My Guess

Clue 5: My Guess

Clue 1 – The first digit is odd. The second digit is also odd

Clue 2 – To find the first digit, subtract 9 from 16.

Clue 3 – I have a scrap piece of paper that says LL . It must be a clue.

 

TASK 6: Meditation

There were times last week I found hard. I miss being out in the real world, I miss going to work and seeing the other teachers and you guys and I really miss seeing my family and friends.  When times became hard I tried this,a gratitude meditation to remind myself of all that is amazing in my life. Will you join me in the challenge of practising this meditation for 30 days?

https://josierobinson.com/journal/gratitude-meditation

If you don’t have access to youtube try this

Find some where you can relax either sitting or lying down and close your eyes.

Breathe in for 4 counts and out for 4 counts.  Repeat this 5 times.

Imagine the things you are grateful for and you feel lucky to have, whether it is people, belongings, food, feelings whatever.  Slow down and let these things float around in your head and say thank you to each one.

Spend as long as you want with your thoughts and images of all you are grateful for and when you are ready wriggle your fingers and toes and open your eyes.

How do you feel?

Tuesdays will be declared TASTY Tuesdays. I will put up a recipe for you to follow and cook on a Tuesday as your work for that day.  The ingredients you will need for tomorrow are

1 egg, 1 tablespoon of milk, 2 slices of bread, 15g butter, 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, 1 tablespoon of caster sugar.

Chat to you tomorrow for our 1st week of masterchef on Tasty Tuesday and don’t forget accept Mr Moran’s invite for class Dojo.

Bye!

 

Thursday, 19th March 2020

Hello everyone, and welcome to our virtual classroom. This morning it’s Ms Kenny!

In order to enter our virtual classroom you must say this password aloud:

“All is well.”

Done? Ok…you’re in. Let’s go.

We hope you are keeping well. Ms Mooney and I will be posting activities, tasks and work for you to do each day. Do what you can, enjoy it and most importantly don’t worry if something is tricky. Just give it a go. We’ll be posting relaxation activities too that will help to keep you calm and centred during these unusual  times. They are important tasks too, give them a go!

We’re getting used to this as are you. So we’ll start out slowly this week with some easy tasks for today.

Here is a sample timetable, which might help add some structure to your day.

Tasks for today:

Task 1: Write a daily diary 

Write a daily diary. If you’re stuck, answer these questions:

What day is it today?

What is the weather like?

How are you feeling today?

Write down three things you’ve done so far today and three things you hope to do later in the day.

TASK 2 EXERCISE 

Go for a 10 minute walk then jog for three minutes and finish off with 21 jumping jacks.

Task 3 RELAX 

Now, find a book. Sit down somewhere quiet and read for 15 minutes.

Task 4 BE HAPPY

Yes, this is a task. Do something, anything, that makes you happy for 20 minutes. What is it? Write it down and I‘ll be asking you when I next see you. It can’t be playing a computer game by the way…

TASK 5 NUMBERS

Set a timer for 2 minutes. Starting at 0, count up in 3s.

for example 3,6,9,12….

What number did you get to?

Go again, set the timer for 2 minute. Starting at 0, count up in 4s.

What number did you get to?

TASK 6

Write out the months of the year and cut them up. Mix them up and time yourself putting them into order.

Task 7

And finally, please finish off by trying Ms Mooney’s 1st link below to a guided meditation for anxiety.

That’s all for today. See you tomorrow!

 

Wednesday 18th March 2020

We hope you are all well and are minding yourselves and being safe.

Mindfulness: An anxiety relieving meditation to try if there are times you are feeling anxious about the Corona Virus situation or for any reason at all.

OT:  Hold Superman for 15 seconds. If you can raise your right leg off the floor and hold for 15 seconds and then raise the left leg off the floor and hold for 15 seconds.  If you can do this easily raise your right arm and left leg off the floor at the same time and hold for 15 seconds and then raise your left arm and right leg off the floor for 15 seconds. If doing this make sure your body is still straight and you are feeling no discomfort or pain anywhere.. Just do whichever you have been doing in school. Remember squeeze your stomach muscles.

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English:  Most of you are working on learning to spell the 300 most used words using the Stareway to Spelling Programme.  Your words for this week are:

SAID –said and interesting doctor

USE

WHICH –  wh i ch – you can hear the sounds if you break it down

WITH – it is not a question word so it doesn’t get a wh at the start

COULD – could orange umberellas leak? c – – -d

Day and They – day of the week   / they (a group of people) they came to school on the bus

Say it 3 times, write it 3 times, cover it and write it and say it.

Put the words into sentences.

 

MATHS:  During our support plan chats most of you asked for help or tables so this was a new plan we were about to start to help remember tables and improve our mental maths.  It is from Perform with Times Tables.  You will need a tables book or calculator to check your answers to begin with.

Perform with times tables section 1

 

 

 

 

Some social stories and visuals that may help ease any anxieties or worries your child may have.

Corona Virus Social Story

 

 

 

Friday March 13th test, Ms Kenny