Ms. Tobin


ltobin@bunscoilris.ie

-Urban Rascals every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30. Don’t forget to submit pictures for Dojo!

–Cúla 4 ar Scoil on TG4 every day at 10am- fun Gaeilge learning for kids.

-Home School Hub on every day at 11am on RTE 2 or available on RTE Player.

-Picture on School Class Dojo Page. Pupils Ruby & Robbie Kehoe have started a fundraiser in aid of New Ross Community Hospital. Each person who donates will receive a piece of artwork. Link below to donate. What a great way to support our local community. Well done to Ruby & Robbie.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/raising-money-for-the-community-hospital?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=2cf07af1d443402d93e003c0cbee09d8

Monday, 25th of May

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and that you got out to enjoy the beautiful sunshine. Another week of work ahead but try to remember that the Summer holidays are not too far away and that every little bit that you manage to do now, will help you in secondary school. Have a great week!

English Corrections

Childhood is a time when there are few responsibilities to make life difficult. If a child has good parents, he is fed, looked after and loved, whatever he may do, it is improbable that he will ever again in his life be given so much without having to do anything in return. In addition, life is always presenting new things to the child. A child finds pleasure in playing in the rain or in the snow. His first visit to the seaside is wonderful adventure. But a child has his pains; he is not free to do as he wishes; he is continually being told not to do things or is being punished . His life is therefore not perfectly happy.

 

English Assignment

This image is great for writing a flashback.  Using your imagination write a paragraph or two, to tell me how the girl ended up in the bottle and how will she escape?!

Reading

Choose a book to read from Oxford Owl or read along with one of the Storyline books on you tube.

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Toe by Toe: 10/15 mins with a parent.

 

Spellings

1. victim

2. victory

3. victorious

4. vicious

Look up the meanings of any words that you are unsure of.

 

Maths Assignment

This week you will be using your own house to think mathematically. I want you to ask questions such as ‘What size/shape/weight/height is that table/chair etc?’ I want you to look at angles in your home. I want you to estimate all your answers before you do your calculations because estimating is very important and helps to improve your understanding of mathematical concepts.

Today I want you to do a little maths trail in your kitchen!

I will give you five tasks to do and I would love you to make up of your own please.

  1. How many jars/tins in the food presses altogether? Estimate first, then count them!
  2. How much do all the labelled jars/tins weigh altogether? Estimate first, then look for the weights on the packaging (g or kg) and add them up. You may use a calculator if you wish.
  3. What is the length and width of your kitchen? Estimate first, then measure using either non-standard units of measurement (steps) or standard units (m and cm using a measuring tape)
  4. How many cups of water would it take to fill the biggest saucepan in your house? Estimate first, then measure using cup.
  5. a)Try to find 10 right angles in your kitchen…   b) Find a cuboid, a cube, a sphere and a prism in your kitchen if you can. What other 3-D shapes can you find?

Try your best!

Ms Tobin (-:

 

Friday, 22nd of May

Hi everyone, happy Friday!

I hope you all had a great week and that you got to meet up with a few people outdoors, in the sunshine. Don’t forget to try to post some work on Dojo before the weekend. It doesn’t have to be just school work, we would love pictures of other nice things that you are getting up to at home, such as baking, painting etc. Have a super weekend (-:

English Corrections

Can we see  if the earth is a globe? Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea. If we watch closely, we see that the ship begins to disappear. The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower,  until we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all. What is hiding the ship from us? It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and slowly turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear,  just as a ship does on the earth.

 

English Assignment

Please write this passage into your copies and choose the correct words to fill the blanks.

Childhood is a time when there are 1—– responsibilities to make life difficult. If a child 2.______ good parents, he is fed, looked 3._______ and loved, whatever he may do, it is improbable that he will ever again in his life 4._______ given so much without having to do anything 5._______ return. In addition, life is always 6._______ new things to the child. A child finds 7._______ in playing in the rain or in the snow. His first visit 8.________ the seaside is wonderful adventure. But a child has his pains; he is not free to do as he wishes; he is continually being 9._______ not to do things or is being 10._______ . His life is therefore not perfectly happy.

1.

  1. many
  2. little
  3. few
  4. more
2.

  1. had
  2. have
  3. has
  4. will have
3.

  1. up
  2. at
  3. after
  4. around
4.

  1. is
  2. has
  3. are
  4. be
5.

  1. for
  2. in
  3. as
  4. of
6.

  1. donating
  2. displaying
  3. granting
  4. presenting
7.

  1. pain
  2. progress
  3. pressure
  4. pleasure
8.

  1. on
  2. to
  3. in
  4. for
9.

  1. ordered
  2. told
  3. forbidden
  4. restricted
10.

  1. beaten
  2. penalised
  3. disturbed
  4. punished

 

Reading

Pick a book on Oxford Owl and read for 10/15 mins

Toe-by-Toe: 10/15 mins with a parent

 

Spellings

Ask somebody at home to give you a spelling test in your copy. Feel free to send results to me!

 

Maths Corrections

1. 0.12

2. 0.25

3. 0.5

4. 0.1

5. 0.01

6. 0.7

7. 0.006

8. 0.012

9. 0.3

10. 0.090

Maths Assignment

Since it’s Friday, here are some links for some games to revise your decimals and fractions!

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/120/match_fractions_decimals_and_percentages#.UCdcd2MsCEY

https://www.mathplayground.com/Triplets/index.html

Also try to do some Mathletics at your own pace.

Chat next week guys,

Be good!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

Thursday, 21st of May

 

English Corrections

  1. Do u like chocolate milkshakes or strawberry milkshakes?
  2. My hairband fell of my head when I was running for the bus.
  3. A baby horse is called a foal and a baby dog is called a puppy.
  4. Would you like to come for dinner in my house on Saturday?
  5. A guitar is a stringed instrument that lots of people play.
  6. Meat is a very good source of protein.
  7. Fizzy drinks are very bad for your teeth, water is much better.
  8. During the Summer the weather is usually very nice.
  9. Do u love listening to music in your spare time?
  10. When the clock strikes midnight I have to go home.

English Assignment

Can we see (1) ……… the earth is a globe? Yes, we can, when we watch a ship that sails out to sea. If we watch closely, we see that the ship begins to(2) …….. . The bottom of the ship disappears first, and then the ship seems to sink lower and lower, (3) ……… we can only see the top of the ship, and then we see nothing at all. What is hiding the ship from us? It is the earth. Stick a pin most of the way into an orange, and (4) ……… turn the orange away from you. You will see the pin disappear, (5) ……… a ship does on the earth.

1.

A. if
B. where
C. that
D. whether
E. when

2.

A. being disappeared
B. to be disappeared
C. to have disappeared
D. to disappear
E. having disappeared

3.

A. until
B. since
C. after
D. by the time
E. unless

4.

A. reluctantly
B. accidentally
C. slowly
D. passionately
E. carefully

5.

A. the same
B. alike
C. just as
D. by the way
E. similar to

Reading

Pick a book on Oxford Owl and read for 10/15 mins

Toe-by-Toe: 10/15 mins with a parent

 

Spellings

1.health

2.healthy

3.wealth

4.wealthy

 

Maths Corrections

  1. 1/2 of €80=€40
  2. 2/6 of €36=€12
  3. 5/7 of €49=€35
  4. 3/8 of €64=€24
  5. 2/5 of €45=€18
  6. 8/9 of €81=€72
  7. 3/7 of €56=€24
  8. 3/4 of €28=€21
  9. 1/4 of €24=€6
  10. 3/5 of €30=€18

Maths Assignment

Write these decimals as a fraction

1. 0.12

2. 0.25

3. 0.5

4. 0.1

5. 0.01

6. 0.7

7. 0.006

8. 0.012

9. 0.3

10. 0.090

Try your best guys, don’t forget Mathletics!

Ms. Tobin (-:

 

 

English Corrections

We played football last Saturday.

I went to the cinema last night.

We lived in a small flat for a year.
They sold their house.
I saw you last night.
We watched a great film at the weekend.
A nice girl sat next to me.
I met Joe this morning.
Jane came to see me yesterday.
Joe drove to London yesterday.
The weather was cold last week.
I ate breakfast this morning.
The war began three years ago.
I bought a new tablet last week.
I felt happy when I passed the test.
I spoke to her for a long time

Have you read this book yet?

I  took my sister out for lunch.

They forgot to pick up the cake.

 

English Assignment

Please re-write the following sentences in your copy.

The following sentences have mistakes. Some words are written the way you would write them in a text message, you need to write them correctly. Other words are misspelled, I would like you to spell them properly. There are also some punctuation and grammar mistakes which also need to be fixed. Try your best to change everything that is wrong to make the sentences sound right!

  1. Do u like choclat milkshakes or strawbery milkshakes!
  2. my hareband fell of my head wen I was running 4 the bus?
  3. A babie Horse is called a fole and a babie dog is called a puppie
  4. would you like to come 4 dins in my hse on saturday.
  5. a gitare is a stringed instrument dat lotsa people play
  6. meet is a very gud source of proteen
  7. fizzy drincs are vry bad 4 ur teeth water is much better?
  8. Juring the sumer the wether is usually vry nise.
  9. do u luv lisining to music in ur spare time?
  10. when the clok strikes midnite i have 2 go home

 

Reading

Adrenalin Rush (finish eBook)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1105.html

Toe-by-Toe: Read for 10/15 mins with a parent.

 

Spellings

1.through

2.thread

3.threat

4.threaten

 

Maths Corrections

Simplify the following fractions:

a)5/10=1/2

b)6/10=3/5

c)4/8=1/2

d)4/12=1/3

e)6/12=1/2

f)5/20=1/4

g)6/9=2/3

 

Fill in the missing decimals in the sequences:

0.2, 0.5, 0.8, 1.1, 1.4, 1.7

1.8, 1.6, 1.4, 1.2, 1.0, 0.8

3.1, 3.6, 4.1,  4.6, 5.1

 

Maths Assignment

To find a fraction of a number we divide by the bottom and multiply by the top, for example to find 2/3 of  €90 we divide €90 by 3 (the bottom part of the fraction) and get 30, then you multiply by 2 (the top part of the fraction) and the answer is €60.

Find the fractions of the following numbers:

  1. 1/2 of €80
  2. 2/6 of €36
  3. 5/7 of €49
  4. 3/8 of €64
  5. 2/5 of €45
  6. 8/9 of €81
  7. 3/7 of €56
  8. 3/4 of €28
  9. 1/4 of €24
  10. 3/5 of €30

 

Don’t forget to log into Mathletics. Your teacher has sent you a code. Do what you can. There are lots of videos and games to enjoy.

Chat tomorrow guys, do your best!
Ms. Tobin (-:

Tuesday, 19th of May

English Corrections

1.fox: foxes

2.witch: witches

3.boy: boys

4.sheep: sheep

5.duck: ducks

6.fairy: fairies

7.pain: pains

8.foot: feet

9.baby: babies

10.zoo: zoos

 

English Assignment: Please write  these sentences into your copy and choose the correct verb tense

We —– football last Saturday.

I —— to the cinema last night.

We—— in a small flat for a year.

They——-their house.

sold
I——- you last night.

We——- a great film at the weekend.

A nice girl——- next to me.

I —— Joe this morning.

Jane——- to see me yesterday.

Joe—— to London yesterday.

The weather——  cold last week.

I——- breakfast this morning.

The war——- three years ago.

I——- a new tablet last week.

I——- happy when I passed the test.

I ——- to her for a long time.

Have you ——- this book yet?

I  ——- my sister out for lunch.

 

They——- to pick up the cake.

Reading

Adrenalin Rush (eBook page 11-20)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1105.html

Toe-by-Toe: Read for 10/15 mins with a parent.

 

Spellings

1.serve

2.observe

3.servant

4.service

 

Maths Corrections

 Decimal numbers from largest to smallest

a)9.12    9.012    4.93     4.39       4.093

b)260.1    26.1     2.61      2.601       2.6

c)550.0     55.0     50.5    50.05     0.50     .

 

Please write the following decimals as fractions:

a) o.25=1/4      b)0.5=1/2      c) 0.333=1/3      d) 0.75=3/4      e) 0.1=1/10

f) 0.01=1/100      g) 0.001=1/1000     h)0.2=2/10 0r 1/5

 

Maths Assignment

To simplify fractions you divide the top and bottom of the fraction by the same number until you can’t divide anymore. e.g. 6/8 is the same as 3/4 (divide the 6 and the 8 by 2)

Simplify the following fractions:

a)5/10

b)6/10

c)4/8

d)4/12

e)6/12

f)5/20

g)6/9

 

Fill in the missing decimals in the sequences:

0.2, 0.5, 0.8, 1.1,–, —

1.8, 1.6, 1.4, –, 1.0, —

3.1, 3.6, 4.1, –, 4.6, —

 

Don’t forget to try to do the Mathletics that your class teacher sets for you.

Chat tomorrow,

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

 

Monday, 18th of May

Hi guys,

Hope you all had a nice weekend. Today is the first day where restrictions are going to be eased a little bit…yay! Hopefully all of you will get a chance to meet up with one or two of your friends outside this week at a social distance. It is still very important to wash your hands lots and stick to the rules. Enjoy!

English Corrections

Moving House

I think one of the most difficult things to do is to move house, especially when you have lived somewhere all your life. As well as leaving your home, you also have the problem of packing everything you own into boxes. You don’t realise how much you have until you have to pack it all up! We are moving house in about two weeks’ time so I know what I’m talking about!

My father has found a new job in another village about a hundred kilometres from here. He has been looking for an opportunity like this for a long time so the whole family agreed that we should move. Our house is just sold , and my parents have already found a new one. It is much bigger than the one we live in at the moment. My sister and I will have our own rooms,which I’m glad about because she has been annoying me lately. She is always borrowing my clothes without asking me. She isn’t very glad about moving , but I’ quite excited about it, and I don’t think I’ll mind about living in a new town.

 

English Assignment

English plural nouns

In order to change a singular noun to its plural form in English, you usually add “s”. For example, the plural of book is books. The plural of table is tables. These are regular plurals.

But there are many nouns which don’t follow this rule. For example the plural of fish is fish. The plural of tooth is teeth. These are irregular plurals

Nouns that end in ch, x, s, z or s-like sounds, however, will require an es for the plural

Nouns that end in ‘y’, you drop the ‘y’ and add ‘ies’

Write the plural for the following words and put each plural into an interesting sentence:

1.fox:

2.witch:

3.boy:

4.sheep:

5.duck:

6.fairy:

7.pain:

8.foot:

9.baby:

10.zoo:

 

Reading:

Adrenalin Rush (eBook page 1-10)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1105.html

Toe-by-Toe: Read for 10/15 mins with a parent.

 

Spellings 

Look up the meaning of them if you are unsure what they mean.

1.speedometer

2.barometer

3.thermometer

4.diameter

 

Maths Corrections

Round the following numbers to the nearest 10

a)46=50     b)67=70     c)54=50      d)99=100     e)11=10      f)45=50

Round the following numbers to the nearest 100

a)467=500      b)678=700      c)550=600      d)54=100      e)143=100    f)820=800

Round these numbers to the nearest 1000

a)5699=6000     b)4872=5000    c)2934=3000    d)1499=1000    e)8711=9000    f)789=1000

 

Maths Assignment

This week we are going to revise some decimals and fractions.

Please order these decimal numbers from largest to smallest

a)4.39     4.93      9.12     9.012     4.093

b)2.61      2.601    26.1     260.1     2.6

c)50.5      55.0      0.50     550.0     50.05

 

Please write the following decimals as fractions:

a) o.25      b)0.5      c) 0.333      d) 0.75      e) 0.1      f) 0.01      g) 0.001      h)0.2

 

Don’t forget to log into Mathletics. Your teacher has sent you a code. Do what you can. There are lots of videos and games to enjoy.

Chat tomorrow,

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

 

Friday, 15th of May

Happy Friday everyone!

Hopefully you have managed to get a bit done during the week. It was so nice to see some of you on the Zoom meetings, for those of you who missed the first one try your best to join the next! The weather has been amazing, so it’s very important to make the most of that too. Have a great weekend 🙂

English Corrections

New York City is one of the largest cities in the world. It is also one of the most densely populated , with an estimated 8 million inhabitants. Manhattan is the most popular part of New York with tourists and has many interesting sights. There is also a large number of businesses in this area of the city , including the head offices of some of the world’s leading companies. New York’s subway system provides transport for more than a third of the city’s workforce.

New York is also regarded  as the centre of entertainment. Broadway is the scene of many box-office hits, Carnegie Hall is one of the most famous concert halls in the world and the city is also home of several opera and ballet companies.

With more choice of food, entertainment and social life than any other city , it is no wonder that people flock to New York to experience life in the Big Apple.

English Assignment

Please write this cloze test into your copy and fill in the space with the most suitable word you can think of

Moving House

I think one of  most difficult things to do is to move house, especially when you have  somewhere all your life. As well as leaving your home, you also have the problem of packing everything  own into boxes. You don’t realise how much you have until you have to pack it all up ! We  moving house in about two weeks’ time so I know what I’m talking about! My father  found a new job in another village about a hundred kilometres from here. He has  looking for an opportunity like this  a long time so the whole family agreed that we should move. Our house is  sold , and my parents have  found a new one. It is much bigger than the one we live in  the moment. My sister and I will have our own rooms,  I’m glad about because she has been annoying me lately. She is  borrowing my clothes without asking me. She isn’t very glad about moving , but I’ quite excited about it, and I don’t  I’ll mind about living in a new town.

 

Reading

Read over The Secret Garden

Toe by Toe: 10/15 mins with an adult

 

Spellings

Ask somebody at home to test you on your spellings. Feel free to upload your efforts to Dojo or email me @  ltobin@gmail.com! Also, still looking forward to getting your stories!!

 

Maths Corrections

Averages

a) 18,13 and 35=22

b) 22, 29,6 and 7=16

c) 48 and 22=35

d) 80, 10, 35, 55 and 70=50

e) 23, 15 and 4=14

f) 18, 16, 12, 8, 6 and 24=12

 

Maths Assignment

Revise Rounding

Round the following numbers to the nearest 10

a)46      b)67      c)54      d)99      e)11      f)45

Round the following numbers to the nearest 100

a)467      b)678      c)550      d)54      e)143     f)820

Round these numbers to the nearest 1000

a)5699     b)4872    c)2934    d)1499    e)8711    f)789

 

Have a fab weekend guys, chat next week!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Thursday, 14th of May

 

English Assignment

Please write this cloze test into your copy and fill in the gaps with a suitable word. Make sure to read over it afterwards to ensure that it makes sense.

New York

New York City is  of the largest cities in  world. It is also one of the most densely populated , with an estimated 8 million inhabitants. Manhattan is the  popular part of New York with tourists and has many interesting sights. There is also a large number  businesses in this area of the city , including the head offices of some of the world’s leading companies. New York’s subway system provides transport for more  a third of the city’s workforce.

New York is also regarded  the centre of entertainment. Broadway is the scene of many box-office hits, Carnegie Hall is one of the most famous concert halls in the world and the city is also home of several opera and ballet companies.

With  choice of food, entertainment and social life than  other city , it is  wonder that people flock to New York to experience life in the Big Apple.

 

Reading

Read chapter 5 of The Secret Garden by clicking into the link below.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/20162.html

Toe-by-Toe: 10/15 mins with a parent

 

Spellings

1.telephone

2.telegram

3.telescope

4.television

 

Maths Corrections

Rounding to the nearest 1000

a)3000     b)3000      c)2000      d)6000      e)3000      f)9000      g)7000      h)1000      i)9000      j)5000     k)4000     l)1000

 

Maths Assignment

Today we are going to revise how to find the average of a set of numbers.

To find the average you simply add up all the numbers and then divide by the amount of numbers there are.

For example…Lets find the average of 4, 5, 8 and 10. Firstly we add the numbers together: 4+5+8+11=28  Then we divide the answer by the amount of numbers which is 4. 28 divided by 4=7

The average is 7

Now you can try some. Find the average of the following sets:

a) 18,13 and 35

b) 22, 29,6 and 7

c) 48 and 22

d) 80, 10, 35, 55 and 70

e) 23, 15 and 4

f) 18, 16, 12, 8, 6 and 24

 

Wednesday, 13th of May

English Assignment

Hi guys,

Continue with your short story. If you have it finished, look over it and read it aloud. Does it make sense to you? Have you used capital letters for the names of characters etc? Make sure you don’t forget to put in full stops when a sentence is finished and start your new sentence with a capital letter. If you have some long sentences you may need to put in commas. If somebody is talking in your story, put in your direct speech marks at the beginning and end of what they are saying, they look like this “. Check the spellings that you are unsure of in the dictionary,  google online dictionary if you don’t have one at home. Read your story aloud to somebody at home and if you have typed it out I would LOVE you to send it to me at my email ltobin@bunscoilris.ie

 

Reading

Click into the link from yesterday on Oxford Owl and read The Secret Garden chapter 3 and 4

Toe by Toe: 10/15 mins with an adult

 

Spellings

If you have finished your story you might have time to put these words into a sentence!

1.together

2.altogether

3.thermostat

4.weather

 

Maths Corrections: Rounding to 100

a)677=700      b)356=400      c)599=600      d)245=200      e)450=500      f)321=300      g)871=900      h)551=600      i)98=100          j) 267=300      k)980=1000      l)473=500      m)250=300

 

Maths Assignment

Rounding to the nearest 1000

When rounding to the nearest 1000 look at the digit in the hundreds place. If the value is 500 or greater, round up, if it is less round down… For example take the number 2476. The hundreds digit is 4 so that means 400, this is less than 500 so it rounds down to 2000. If the hundreds digit had been 5 or higher it would round up to 3000.

a)3478      b)2663      c)1500      d)6211      e)3298      f)9438      g)7121      h)800      i)8531      j)5220      k)3900     l)1118

 

Counting

Say these number sequences out loud and fill in the blanks as you say them. This activity should consolidate what you have been doing, counting forwards and backwards in twos and threes from a range of numbers.

a) 9, 12, 15, — , 21, 24, –, 27, 30, –, 36, 39, –, –, 48

b) 98, 96, 94, 92, –, 88, 86, –, –, 80, 78, 76, –, 72

c) 10, 12, 14, 16, –, –, 22, 24, 26, –, 30, 32, 34, –, —

d) 69, 66, 63, –, 57, 54, –, 48, –, 42, –, 36, –, 30, —

Also, make sure to log in to Mathletics, your class teacher has sent out passwords etc. There are so many brilliant resources on it.

Have a good day!

Stay safe,

 

Ms. Tobin (-:

 

 

Tuesday, 12th of May

English – Short Story

Hi guys,

I hope you have by now at least come up with an idea for your story. In case you got confused yesterday when I went through all the steps of writing, I am just going to tell you what I would like in simple terms!!

All I want is for you to come up with an idea for what you think would be a good story. Make a plan first on a piece of paper, which just means write down what your main idea is and how it’s going to begin and end.

For example, if you were writing a story about a boy with superpowers you might start your story by saying:

‘Nobody knew that Brian was different to anybody other boy his age. He looked the same. He went to school like every other kid in his estate. He played soccer with the local team. He even ate pizza on Fridays. However, Brian was hiding a deep dark secret that nobody was aware of. When the lights were out every night, Brian got out of bed and took to the sky. Yes, you guessed – Brian could fly!

The rest of your essay could be about his adventures as he flew at night. Maybe somebody finds out his secret along the way… Maybe he has an accident… Maybe somebody discovers his secret…

Your ending just tells the reader how things finished up. In the fairy tales they often use the line ‘And they all lived happily ever after.’ Maybe if in the middle of the story he has an accident the last paragraph could say how he recovered. Can he still fly? How is he now? If somebody uncovered his secret maybe your last paragraph could tell us whether Brian feels better now that everybody knows. Can he still fly at night? Does he bring his friends with him now?

The main thing is that you have fun writing, it doesn’t have to be perfect at all. Write about something that you think you could have fun writing about! Maybe a parent/sister/brother could help you to get started if you are really having difficulty. Some of you will be able to write a few pages, for others a page or two is fine. No pressure. I know it’s much harder to do this from home when I am not there to guide you, but I think it’s important that you are able to do a little bit of creative writing. Just do a little bit each day and see what you have by Thursday! Remember I would love to read them, I won’t share them – don’t worry. Feel free to email your writing or any work to me at ltobin@bunscoilris.ie

 

Reading: The Secret Garden Chapter 1 and 2

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/20162.html

Toe by Toe: 10/15 mins with an adult

 

Spellings

1. Temper

2. Temperature

3. Attempt

4. Temptation

 

Maths Corrections

Rounding to the nearest  10

a)20     b)20     c)40      d)20      e)40      f)60      g)90      h)30      i)80       j)60      k)70      l)60      m)100     n)60

o)20      p)50      q)30      r)40       s)80      t)10      u)70      v)60      w)90     x)20      y)20      z)90

Maths Assignment

Today I want you to round numbers to the nearest 100.

When rounding to the nearest hundred, look at the digit in the tens place. If it is 50 or more you should round up. If it’s less than 50 you should round down. For example 134 rounds to 100 as the 34 is less than 50.

a)677      b)356      c)599      d)245      e)450      f)321      g)871      h)551      i)98     j) 267      k)980      l)473      m)250

Have a great day and just try your best! The most important thing is that you are happy and getting some fresh air and exercise each day. Some days you will get more work done than others and that’s fine.

Stay safe,

Ms Tobin 🙂

Monday, 11th of May

Hi everyone,

It’s Monday again, it’s hard to believe… The weeks are flying. I hope you all had a lovely weekend, what amazing weather we had! One more week of Lockdown, (you can do it!) and then, gradually, you will be able to start meeting up with people outside at a social distance. That’s definitely something to look forward to for all of us. Have a great Monday! (-:

 

English Corrections

My name is James. I (1)am a mechanic. I (2)live in London, I (3)have a brother and a sister. My sister is a university student. She (4)does/studies medicine. She is going to be a doctor. My brother doesn’t want (5)to go to university. (6)However/I think he wants to be a mechanic like me. He comes and (7)helps me in my shop on Sundays. He hasn’t finished his education yet. (8)After/When finished his education, he is thinking of (9)working with me. We will (10)run the business together.

English Assignment

Writing a short story

Today I am going to give you an assignment that will take the next three days. I’m going to ask you to write a short story. Today you will need to brainstorm ideas- think of your characters, decide on the setting etc. The following steps might help you today as you begin:

 

Step. 1: Think of an idea and a title

Here are some ideas for titles, you don’t have to use them:

 My Superpower 

 My day as an invisible person                 

 The Best Holiday

The Promise                                                 

The Runaway 

The Haunted House

The Journey I will never forget 

What was that noise?                                   

The Worst Day Ever

 

 

Step 2: Create a character and a setting…Will your main character be a child, an adult, or even an animal? Will the story be set in the local park, a different country, or even outer space?

Step 3: The Beginning…all good stories have a beginning, middle and an end. You will need to expand on your original story idea and set the opening scene. What’s special or different about their main character? Maybe it’s a cat who enjoys taking baths, a superhero who can’t fly, or a princess who lives in a cave!

Step 4: The Conflict…this is the problem that arises in the story that needs to be fixed; for example in the story Little Red Riding Hood, the conflict is that the wolf wants to eat Granny and Little Red riding Hood  and he does eat them!!

Step 5: The Resolution/Conclusion…A good story doesn’t finish without a final resolution. Most stories finish with a happy ending, whereby the problem is solved (or the conflict is resolved) and everyone is better off. In Little Red Riding Hood the woodcutter cuts open the wolf’s tummy and saves Granny and Little Red and all is good again. You can decide whether to give your story a happy ending or a sad one or to leave the reader guessing!!!

Mostly I just want you to use your imaginations and be creative! I want you to spend Monday and Tuesday planning and writing the first draft of the story. On Wednesday I’d like you to edit (correct) the story and write it out as best you can. It would be absolutely brilliant if you could email me your story at ltobin@bunscoilris.ie

I would really love to read them!

Don’t forget to go onto a new line (a new paragraph) for a new part of your story…your beginning would be one paragraph, the middle two/three/four paragraph and the conclusion would be another. If you can’t remember how to use paragraphs don’t stress. The most important thing is that you use your imagination and just write for pleasure…

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/kids-activities/creative-writing/

This link has some helpful tips for creative writing.

 

Reading

Dragon Tales chapter 3,

Discuss the chapter when you have finished it. Try to summarise the chapter aloud for yourself or a grown up.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1248.html

Toe by Toe: 10/15 minutes with a parent

Spellings (Look, say, cover, write, check)

1.Feather

2.Leather

3.Weather

4.Sweater

Maths

This week we are going to revise rounding as you will need to be able to do this in secondary school. Today we will round numbers to the nearest 10. Look at the digit in the units place. If it is 5 or greater round up, if it is less than 5 round down (eg)Take the number 14. If you are rounding to the nearest 10 we know that 14 is going to round to either 10 or 20 (as it is between these two numbers) 14 rounds down to 10 because the units digit (4) is less than 5.

Round the following numbers to the nearest 10:

a)15      b)22      c)36      d)19       e)43      f)57      g)87      h)31      i)77       j)58      k)65      l)56      m)98      n)63

o)16      p)47      q)32      r)39       s)84      t)12      u)71      v)55      w)89     x)15      y)17      z)91

Counting

Practice counting in threes from different points on the hundred square. Count forwards and backwards.

Do your best guys…

Chat tomorrow,

Ms. Tobin (-:

Friday, 8th of May

Hi guys,

Happy Friday to everyone! It came nice and quickly this week thanks to having the Monday and Tuesday off. I’m sure you are all looking forward to a weekend of leisure and relaxation.

There is a Zoom meeting @ 11am this morning with Mr Ring’s class, looking forward to seeing a few of you!

 

English Corrections

  1. When the tomato came to Europe, people did not eat it. Doctors said it would make them sick. So people just grew tomatoes because they looked nice.
  2. There are many things tomatoes are NOT used for…once you named one. For example tomatoes are NOT used to make a cup of tea!
  3. The farms bring in poor people from far away to help grow tomatoes. Without these workers, the farms could not run.
  4. The workers do not get much money. Canada does not let the workers stay here. Many people say this is not fair.
  5. Put the plant by a window. The plant needs four hours of sun a day.

 

Maths Corrections

Sphere, triangular prism, square pyramid

How many Edges Faces and Vertices does each shape have?

Sphere: Edges=0, Vertices=0, It has one curved surface, rather than a face.

Triangular Prism: Edges=9, Vertices=6, Faces=5

Square Pyramid: Edges=8, Vertices=5, Faces=5

 

 

English Assignment

Choose the correct answers to complete the following short passage and write it into your copy.

My name is James. I (1)—- a mechanic. I (2)—- in London, I (3)—- a brother and a sister. My sister is a university student. She (4)—- medicine. She is going to be a doctor. My brother doesn’t want (5)—- to university. (6)—-he wants to be a mechanic like me. He comes and (7)—- me in my shop on Sundays. He hasn’t finished his education yet. (8)—- his education, he is thinking of (9)—- with me. We will (10)—- the business together.

Reading: Dragon Tales chapter 2,

Discuss the chapter when you have finished it. Try to summarise the chapter aloud for yourself or a grown up.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1248.html

Toe by Toe: 10/15 mins with an adult

Spellings

If there is somebody at home who can ask you your spellings do the test in your copy please. If there is nobody available to ask you, see if you can remember them yourself and write them down without looking!

Maths

Counting

Count in threes, see how far you can get in one minute. Count backwards, can you get back to the start in one minute. If there is somebody at home that will count with you take turns and count in threes, you would say ‘three’, your Mam/Dad would say ‘six’ etc. See if you can count to 99 in threes!

Revise 3D shapes with games on Topmarks website, click link below.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=3d%20shapes

Thursday, 7th of May

English Corrections

  1. and
  2. so/and
  3. and/or
  4. but
  5. because
  6. or
  7. but
  8. so, and
  9. because

Maths Corrections

Cube: Faces-6, Vertices-8, Edges-12

Cuboid: Faces-6, Vertices-8, Edges-12

Cylinder: Faces- 3,Vertices-0, Edges-2

Cone: Faces- 2, Vertices-1, Edges-1

 

English Assignment: Reading and Comprehension

Read the following text  and answer the questions below…

 

Tomatoes

The tomato is from South America. When the tomato came to Europe, people did not eat it. Doctors said it would make them sick. So people just grew tomatoes because they looked nice.

Now people from all over the world eat tomatoes. Tomatoes are used in sauce, soup, juice, salsa, and ketchup. The tomato is very good for you. Only a tomato leaf or stem will make you sick.

People do odd things with tomatoes. People grow tomatoes in space. There is a big tomato fight every year in Spain. A long time ago, people would toss a bad tomato when they saw a show they did not like.

In Canada, many tomatoes are grown on big farms. The farms bring in poor people from far away to help grow tomatoes. Without these workers, the farms could not run. But the workers do not get much money. Canada does not let the workers stay here. Many people say this is not fair.

Most farms pick tomatoes before they are ripe. They last longer this way. But these tomatoes do not taste as good. So lots of people grow their own tomatoes.

Grow Your Own Tomatoes

Tomatoes that you grow are better than tomatoes that you buy. You can grow tomatoes inside if you do not have a garden.

You need:

  • Tomato seeds
  • A big pot (50 cm deep)
  • Potting soil (many big food shops sell this)
  • A window

Fill the pot with potting soil. Pack the soil down a little bit. Put a seed on top of the soil. Add a bit more soil on top.

Add water. The soil must always be a bit wet. Seeds like to be warm. Put your pot in a warm place. It does not need sun yet.

The plant will grow above the soil. Put the plant by a window. The plant needs four hours of sun a day. You can tie the stem to a stick to help the plant stay up. Always keep the soil a bit wet.

Pick the tomatoes when they are the same red colour top to bottom. Enjoy!

What happened when the tomato first came to Europe?

What is something tomatoes are NOT used for?

What helps control the price of tomatoes in Canada?

According to the reading, how are the tomato workers treated unfairly?

When you are growing your own tomatoes, where should you put the plant and how much sunlight will it need?

 

Reading: Dragon Tales Chapter 1

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1248.html

Toe by Toe: 10/15 mins every day with an adult

 

Spellings

  1. Accountant
  2. Architect
  3. Technician
  4. Plumber

Maths Assignment

3D Shapes

List the properties of the following shapes: Sphere, triangular prism, square pyramid

How many Edges Faces and Vertices does each shape have?

Find as many examples of the four 3D shapes mentioned and write a list for each shape.

(eg) Sphere: football, globe

 

Stay safe,

Ms. Tobin 😉

 

Wednesday, 6th of May

Hi everyone!

Welcome back. Hope you all had a fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend! I’m sure you have all heard by now that we won’t be back to school before the Summer Holidays. I’m sure you were all a bit emotional after hearing the news; it’s not the way you imagined finishing up in Primary School. You are all heroes, as you have saved hundreds of lives already by following the rules and making sacrifices. Try to think of all the good you are doing rather than focusing on all that you are missing, I know it’s hard!! Hopefully I will see you all in a Zoom chat soon with your class teacher. In the meantime, feel free to contact me via Class Dojo if you encounter any problems with the work along the way. It is important to try to engage with the work from my page and your teachers page(pick and choose what work you can manage). Even a small amount of work each day is far better than nothing at all. I know it can be hard to motivate yourself at home, just try to think how much it will be of benefit to you in secondary school.

Now for some corrections…

 

 

English Corrections

  1. gone
  2. been
  3. been
  4. gone
  5. gone
  6. been
  7. been
  8. gone

 

New English Assignment

Insert the correct conjunction and write the sentences into your copy… and, because, but, or, so

I’ve got a brother  a sister.

It was very sunny last Sunday,  we went to the beach.

Would you like meat  vegetables for lunch?

My father likes football  he doesn’t like basketball.

We aren’t going to the bank  it is closed.

We can go to the beach  to the mountain. I don’t really mind.

Spain is hotter than Ireland, Ireland is more beautiful.

It is rainy today,  take your umbrella  your boots.

I didn’t buy the new shoes  I didn’t have any money.

 

English Reading

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1110.html

Finish Air Raid on the Oxford Owl website

Toe-by-Toe: 10/15 mins with an adult five days a week if possible or as often as you can.

Spellings

When learning your spellings Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check. Put each spelling into an interesting sentence.

  1. Doctor
  2. Conductor
  3. Visitor
  4. Actor

Recount

Continue Covid-19 Diary or write an account of your Bank Holiday Weekend. I know it’s harder because you are not going anywhere, but just write down the simple home comforts that you enjoyed.

 

Maths Assignment

This week we will revise 3D shapes

List the properties of the following shapes: Cube, Cuboid, Cylinder and Cone.

How many Edges Faces and Vertices does each shape have?

Find as many examples of the four 3D shapes mentioned above in your home and write a list for each shape. Check each room in your house!

(eg) Cuboid=Cereal Box, matches, lunchbox.

 

Have fun, wash your hands and stay safe!

Chat tomorrow,

Ms Tobin 🙂

 

 

 

Friday, 1st of May

Hi guys,

Happy Friday and happy first day of Summer!

This is the last day of work for a few days as it is Bank Holiday Weekend and we are off school/home-school Monday and Tuesday. I will be back posting work on Wednesday. Hope you all really enjoy the break. Missing you all lots and hoping you are staying happy and healthy. x

English Corrections

  1. Night-Day
  2. Arrive-Leave
  3. Junior-Senior
  4. Black-White
  5. Right-Left/Wrong
  6. Rich-Poor
  7. Smart-foolish
  8. Small-big
  9. Loud-quiet
  10. Shy-confident/assertive
  11. Freezing-roasting
  12. Early-late
  13. Happy-sad
  14. Sweet-sour/bitter
  15. Heavy-light
  16. Forward-backwards
  17. Healthy-sick/unhealthy
  18. Laugh-cry
  19. Husband-wife
  20. Few-many
  21. Give-take
  22. Careful-careless
  23. Expensive-cheap
  24. Dark-light
  25. Create-destroy
  26. Boy-girl
  27. Absent-present
  28. Accept-decline
  29. Ascend-descend
  30. Ask-Answer

Well done if you got most of these answers, some were hard!!

 

Maths Corrections

  1. Circle: No sides or angles, multiple lines of symmetry, one curved line
  2. square: 4 equal sides, Four 90 degree angles, 4 lines of symmetry
  3. hexagon: 6 sides, 6 sides of symmetry
  4. rectangle: 2 pairs of equal sides that are opposite to each other, 2 lines of symmetry, four 90 degree angles
  5. right-angled triangle: £ sides, one angle is a right angle and 90 degrees
  6. rhombus: A rhombus is like a square pushed over a bit. opposite sides are parallel, it has 2 lines of symmetry
  7. parallelogram: A parallelogram is like a rectangle pushed over a bit. It has no lines of symmetry.
  8. equilateral triangle: 3 acute angles, all 60 degrees. 3 sides. 3 lines of symmetry

 

English assignment…been or gone? Write these sentences into your copy and choose the correct word!

  •  – She’s ___ to visit Susan. She’ll be home tomorrow.

  • 2 – Have you ever ___ to New York?

 


  • 3 – You are late. Where have you ___?

 


  • 4 – Where has Eric ___? He was here a minute ago!

 


  • 5 – She was offered a new job and has ___ to London.

  • 6 – I’m so tired. I’ve ___ working all day.

 


  • 7 – I don’t know that restaurant, I’ve never ___ there.

 


  • 8 – Are you ok? Your skin has ___ all red!

 


Toe-by-Toe: 10/15 minutes each day if poosible with an adult

Reading: Use the link from yesterday to read the next chapter of Air Raid on Oxford Owl

Maths Activity

Begin your maths with some counting practice. Choose different starting points and count forwards from that point and then backwards (eg) Begin with 200 today. Maybe count on for 30 seconds or so…201,202 etc,then change direction and count backwards 200,199,198 etc. If you find this easy then try counting forwards and backwards in twos from the starting number (eg) 200,202,202….    200,198,196…

Revise 2D shapes through this link

https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Tessellation-Creator/

 

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend,

Stay safe,

Ms. Tobin;-)

 

Thursday, 30th April

Hi all,

I can’t believe that the last day of April is here already…how did that happen?! Yesterday was a very rainy day so hopefully today the sun will be out again, to lead us into the first day of Summer tomorrow! Maybe try to get a little bit more work on those rainy days, especially if you’ve any subject areas that you’ve been neglecting. It’s also lovely to read a good book when the weather is bad outside. Some of you are probably missing your friends a lot by now- make sure you connect through video calls etc. It’s good to keep the lines of communication open!

Now for some corrections…

 

English Corrections

2. What is the dog’s name? Tip is the dog’s name

3. Who is older…Brendan or Tip? Tip is older than Brendan.

4. How does a child learn how to be responsible for a dog?

The child will learn to be responsible for a dog by realising that if they don’t care of the dog’s daily needs, the animal’s health will suffer.

5. What kind of love does a dog provide? A dog provides unconditional love.

*Note: Number 1 and 6 will have to be corrected by a parent or when we return to school.

Maths Corrections

  1. 320+270=590
  2. 10,576+15,498=26,074
  3. 123-67=56
  4. 965-213=752
  5. 35-6-13=16

 

New English Assignment

Antonyms

An Antonym is a word that means the opposite of the other word, for instance, the antonym of hot may be cold. Please write antonyms for the following words in your copy  and, as an extra challenge, add a few of your own to the list! 

  1. Night
  2. Arrive
  3. Junior
  4. Black
  5. Right
  6. Rich
  7. Smart
  8. Small
  9. Loud
  10. Shy
  11. Freezing
  12. Early
  13. Happy
  14. Sweet
  15. Heavy
  16. Forward
  17. Healthy
  18. Laugh
  19. Husband
  20. Few
  21. Give
  22. Careful
  23. Expensive
  24. Dark
  25. Create
  26. Boy
  27. Absent
  28. Accept
  29. Ascend
  30. Ask

 

Spellings: Look up the meaning of the words in the dictionary and it would be great if you had time to write three sentences!

  1. ascend
  2. immediate
  3. magnificent

 

Reading

Hopefully most of you will have registered for the free Oxford Owl website at this stage. If not, don’t worry, there is still plenty of time. It’s a very handy website to join, especially if you’re like me and are running out of books to read at home! I am going to ask you to read chapter one of the book Air Raid today, which you’ll find on Oxford Owl. If you are in the middle of reading a book at home that you like, feel free to continue on with that instead.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1110.html

 

Toe-by-Toe

Ten minutes with an adult if possible. If you miss a day, maybe do 15 mins the next day or catch up on Saturday or Sunday. Continuity is very important so try your best to fit it in a few times a week please.

 

Maths Assignment

Revision of 2D shapes 

Draw the following 2D shapes into your copy and describe/define each one. How many vertices (corners), sides, angles? What type of angles does the shape have? How many lines of symmetry (where the shape folds perfectly)? Does it roll?

  1. Circle
  2. square
  3. hexagon
  4. rectangle
  5. right-angled triangle
  6. rhombus
  7. parallelogram
  8. equilateral triangle

If you forget any of the shapes just google them. This is revision, so hopefully some of them are still clear in your head! Please use a ruler!!!!

 

Have a good day and just do what you can!

Stay safe:-)

Ms Tobin

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 29th April

English Corrections

I asked to to make up a question for the answers I gave you. I will give a few questions for some of them as there are a few possibilities.

  1. What age are you? / How old are you?
  2. What are your favourite zoo animals? / What are your favourite wild animals? / What animals do you like the best?
  3. What does the character Mary Poppins do? / What is Mary Poppins’ job? / What happens in the film Mary Poppins?/ Why is Mary Poppins a terrific lady?
  4. What should you do if you are thirsty/dehydrated? / What should you do after exercise?
  5. What is the weather like today?/ What is the weather like in Spain/France/Portugal…(name any hot country)? / Why did you decide to go to the beach today?/ Why are you happy today?
  6. Who is Leo Varadkar?
  7. What do people usually wear when they get married? / What do the bride and groom usually wear when they get married?
  8. What do kids do at Halloween? / What is a big tradition at Halloween?
  9. How many days are there in the month of February?
  10. What time do you go to bed at every night?
  11. Do you have any pets / amimals? / How many pets do you have? / What type of pets do you have?
  12. What would you like to be when you grow up? / What job would you like when you’re older?
  13. What is your dream holiday? / Where would you like to go on holiday? / If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
  14. Is your hair long or short? / What is your hair like?
  15. What nationality are you?

 

Maths Corrections

What change would I get from €20.00?

a) €10

b)€17.70

c)€16.20

d)50c

e)No change

 

English: Spellings

1.Nuisance

2. Empathy

3.Considerate

 

Toe-by-Toe: 10 minutes with an adult every day that you can

 

English: Reading and comprehension

Please read the following piece of writing aloud and answer the questions underneath in your copy. 

The Positive Effects on Children of Owning a Dog

Brendan’s best friend is Tip. Tip and Brendan are inseparable. They teach each other things and they look after each other. Tip has helped Brendan become more responsible, more caring, and a better friend. Brendan is a nine-year-old boy, and Tip is a ten-year-old dog. Brendan and Tip are an example of how owning a dog can have a positive effect on a child’s development. Having a dog develops a child’s sense of responsibility, broadens his capacity for empathy, and teaches the nature of friendship.

Having a dog helps a child learn how to act responsibly. As a dog owner, the child must take care of the animal’s daily needs. The dog must be fed and exercised every day. A dog is completely dependent on its owner for all its needs, including the need for good health and a safe environment. Therefore, being responsible for a dog also means taking care of the dog so that it stays healthy. Furthermore, the owner must take responsibility for the safety of the dog and the safety of the people it comes into contact with. If the child forgets any of these duties and responsibilities, or ignores any of the dog’s needs, the dog will suffer. This teaches the child that his responsibility to the dog is more important than his desire to play with his toys, talk on the phone, or watch TV. This is true not only for the care of a dog, but also for the care of oneself, another person, or one’s job. Learning how to take responsibility for the health and welfare of a dog leads to learning how to take responsibility for oneself.

Another lesson that a child can learn from having a dog is how to be empathetic. Empathy is the ability to put oneself in another person’s, or in this case another creature’s, situation and imagine that person’s or creature’s feelings or problems. A dog cannot express itself with speech, so its owner must learn how to interpret its behaviour. The child must learn to understand what the dog’s behaviour means. Is the dog frightened, aggressive, or sick? The child needs to understand what is going on in the dog’s mind. Understanding a situation from the dog’s perspective helps the child understand why the dog is behaving in a certain way and what the dog needs. The result of learning to read a dog’s behaviour is that the child develops empathy. By learning how to empathise with a dog, the child also learns how to empathise with other people. This leads to the child becoming a more considerate and caring person.

Being considerate and caring are important characteristics in a good friend. One of the most significant benefits of owning a dog is the example of true friendship that a dog provides. A dog gives unconditional love to its owner. A dog will not stop loving its owner because of a little anger, indifference, or neglect. The dog will wait patiently for its owner to pat its head and say a few kind words. This acceptance of the negative qualities and appreciation for the positive qualities of its owner provide a wonderful model of how to be a good friend. A child soon realises that his dog will always listen to him, will always be ready to play with him, will always protect him, and will always forgive him. A child who has learned to be even half as good a friend to others as his dog is to him will have learned one of the most valuable lessons in life.

These are some of the most important lessons a child will ever learn. The benefits of owning a dog will last the child’s entire lifetime. The understanding and appreciation of responsibility, empathy, and friendship that a child develops from the experience of having a dog will help him or her grow into a reliable, caring, and mature adult.

Exercises

1. There are some very interesting words in this comprehension. Look up the words that are red and, when you think you understand their meaning, try to put them in your own sentences.

2. What is the dog’s name?

3. Who is older…Brendan or Tip?

4. How does a child learn how to be responsible for a dog?

5. What kind of love does a dog provide?

6. What do you think is the best thing about owning a dog?

 

 Maths Problems  (Addition and subtraction)

1. How many cookies did you sell if you sold 320 chocolate cookies   and 270 vanilla cookies?

2.The hobby store normally sells 10,576 trading cards per month.    In June, the hobby store sold 15,498 more trading cards than        normal. In total, how many trading cards did the hobby store        sell in June?

3.Your team scored a total of 123 points. 67 points were scored in the first half. How many were scored in the second half?

4.Nathan has a big ant farm. He decided to sell some of his ants. He started with 965 ants. He sold 213. How many ants does he have now?

5.Charlene had a pack of 35 crayons. She gave 6 to her friend Theresa. She gave 13 to her friend Mandy. How many pencil crayons does Charlene have left?

 

That’s all for today guys. Try to help out at home and be patient with each other (survival tip!!)

Stay safe!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

 

Tuesday, 28th of April

 

Don’t forget Urban Rascals at 1.30 today Urban Gym on facebook!

 

English Corrections

1.I woke up at eight o’clock.

2.My friend has a new laptop.

3.I eat crisps as a treat sometimes. / I sometimes eat crisps as a treat. / I eat crisps sometimes as a treat.

4.He does his homework at the kitchen table.

5.School is not opened on Saturday or Sunday.

6. People buy pink clothes for baby girls and blue clothes for baby boys. /        People buy blue clothes for boys and pink clothes for girls.

7.I got a nice tan on the sunny holiday.

8.Toddlers sometimes cry if they don’t get their own way.

9.You need a passport when travelling abroad.

10.Vegetarians don’t like to eat meat.

 

Maths Corrections

  1. 2400
  2. 200
  3. 450
  4. 100km/hr
  5. 50,000

 

English Exercise

I want you to write a question for each of the following answers please…

Example 1: I live in New Ross, County Wexford.

The question could be: Where do you live? or Where do you live in Ireland?

Example 2: I love pizza but my favourite dinner is chicken curry.

The question could be: What is your favourite food? or What are your favourite foods? or What do you like to eat? or What is your favourite dinner?

Only write one question for each answer I give please.

  1. I am ten years old.
  2. I like monkeys and lions the most.
  3. Mary Poppins minds the children and introduces them to a magical world.
  4. You should drink water and re-hydrate.
  5. The sun is shining and the sky is blue.
  6. He is the Taoiseach of Ireland.
  7. The bride usually wears a white dress and the groom wears a suit.
  8. Kids dress up in costumes and go Trick-or-Treating.
  9. It has 28 days and every fourth year it is a leap year and it has 29 days.
  10. I go to bed at nine o’clock during the week and at ten o’clock at the weekend.
  11. I have a dog and two cats.
  12. I would like to be a farmer or a vet.
  13. I would like to go to America.
  14. I have long hair.
  15. I am Russian.

Reading: Choose something from Oxford Owl to read aloud for ten minutes.

Toe-by-Toe: 10 minutes with an adult

 

Spellings

  1. frightened
  2. embarrassed
  3. obvious

Put spellings into a sentence in your copy if you have time.

 

Maths

Begin your maths with some counting practice. Choose different starting points and count forwards from that point and then backwards (eg) Begin with 90. Maybe count on for 30 seconds or so….91,92,93,94,95,96 etc,then change direction and count backwards 90,89,88,87,86,85,84 etc. If you find this easy then try counting forwards and backwards in twos from the starting number (eg) 90,92,94,96,98,100,102,104….    90,88,86,84,82,80,78,76…

 

Written Activity

(Add up money spent and take your answer away from €20)

What change do I get from 20 euros if I buy…..

a)A magazine for €4.60 and a book for €5.40?

b)A pen for €1.50 and a rubber for 80c?

c)A bar for €1.20, an apple for 70c and a bottle of water for €1.90?

d)A t-shirt for €6.00, a hat for €3.00 and a pair of sunglasses for €10.50?

e)A bag for €8.00 and a jacket for €12.00?

 

Do your best guys and get out and enjoy the sunshine in your back garden before the rain starts!!!

Stay safe (-:

Ms Tobin

 

 

 

Monday, 27th of April

Hi everyone,

We are now entering our seventh week out of school and our fifth week of doing school work at home (two weeks were your Easter holidays). It is now the new norm and there are no signs of anything changing any time soon. It is really important that you are not feeling stressed by school work but it’s also advisable to do a bit each day, just what you can manage, so you don’t forget what it’s like to read, write and be creative. Every home situation is different and sometimes it’s more important to help out with your brothers and sisters than take your books out. Maybe you could combine the two (family and education) by reading a story to your sibling/s or by watching RTE’s School Hub together at 11am daily. Others might like to exercise together with Urban Rascals 1.30-2pm Tuesday and Thursday. The most important thing is to stay happy and content during Lockdown, so do what makes you happy every day. Oh and give lots of hugs!! Hope this week is a good one for everyone. Stay positive. Stay safe 🙂

Ms. Tobin

 

 

 

Corrections

English Corrections

  1. Longest
  2. Most interesting
  3. More frightening
  4. Most boring
  5. Prettiest
  6. Narrower
  7. Easiest
  8. More polite

 

 Maths corrections

  1. What day and date will it be in two weeks time? Friday, May 1st
  2. How many hours in three full days? 3 times 24=72
  3. How many days are there in March? 31
  4. How many sides has a hexagon? 6
  5. Draw a quadrilateral Any shape that has four sides is correct
  6. List the even numbers from 0-20….2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20
  7. How many minutes in three quarters of an hour? 45 minutes
  8. What is the price of 6 eggs if a dozen eggs costs 4 euros? 2 euros
  9. What time is a half an hour earlier than a quarter to 7? a quarter past 6 or 6.15
  10. What month comes before November? October

 

New Work

English

Covid 19 Diary: Tell me about your weekend. Did you enjoy the sunshine? Do you find it harder or easier to stay at home when the weather is nice? What did you watch? What did you eat? How did you pass the time?

 

Re-write these sentences in your copy so that they actually make sense. Hint: The first word has a capital letter. Don’t forget to put a full-stop at the end and try to have neat handwriting!

  1. woke at up o’clock eight I
  2. laptop new a My has friend
  3. treat eat I crisps as sometimes a
  4. at He is the kitchen table homework does his
  5.  not opened Saturday School is on or Sunday
  6. pink clothes buy girls boys People for baby and blue for baby clothes
  7. nice tan sunny I a got holiday the on
  8. cry way sometimes own they if Toddlers don’t get their
  9. passport You abroad need a travelling when
  10. like to Vegetarians don’t meat eat

Reading: Choose something to read aloud for 10 minutes. Try to find an Ebook that you find interesting. Even reading an Aldi catalogue from cover to cover qualifies as reading!

Toe-by-Toe: 10/15 minutes with an adult. Please try to do this most days (those of you who do it with me) It would be such a pity to undo all the progress that you had been making before the school closed. Stick with it and persevere!!!

Spellings

This week we are going to concentrate on tricky words. These words are spelled a little different to how they sound so they need to be learned. Best of luck with them! Put each spelling into an interesting sentence if you have time.

1.colonel

2.business

3.restaurant

 

Maths

Begin your maths with some counting practice. Choose different starting points and count forwards from that point and then backwards (eg) Begin with 45. Maybe count on for 30 seconds or so…45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53 etc,then change direction and count backwards 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38 etc. If you find this easy then try counting forwards and backwards in twos from the starting number (eg) 45, 47, 49, 51, 53….    45, 43, 41, 39, 37…

 

Activity

Use estimation and rounding to pick an appropriate answer for each question

There are about 310 passengers in each car of the city train. As there are 8 cars
for each train, there are about __________ passengers on each train.
a. 240                                          b. 2,400                                    c. 2,004

2. The first bus had 96 passengers and the second bus had 107 passengers. There are about __________ passengers into total.
a. 100                                          b. 150                                         c. 200

3. In the morning, there are about 452 planes taking off from the airport and 127 of the planes are delayed for more than 15 minutes. About _______ planes take off within 15 minutes of the scheduled time.
a. 450                                          b. 130                                          c. 330

4. The distance between two bus terminals is 390 km. It takes the bus 4 hours to go from one terminal to another. The speed of the bus is about _______ km per hour.
a. 100                                           b. 10                                            c. 386

 

5. In a city, there are 45,960 electric cars and 96,113 petrol cars. There are about_________ more petrol cars than electric cars.
a. 5,000                                       b. 50,000                                    c. 5,100

 

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Friday, 24th April 2020

Hi all,

Happy Friday! I really hope you have all had a good week and are getting used to doing the bit of work at home each day. Relax and put the feet up now over the weekend, when you finish doing your household chores of course!! I know you were supposed to be making your Confirmation tomorrow and I’m sure you are all very disappointed that it’s not happening right now, but it WILL happen at a later date and you WILL have your lovely day. Thinking of you all. Hopefully the good weather will continue and you can enjoy a nice picnic or BBQ in the garden instead. Keep washing your hands and keeping your social distance, it is saving lives so very worthwhile 🙂

 

Corrections of word problems (Maths)

  1. Today’s date is Thursday, 23rd of April. She will see her Grandma on Wednesday, 29th of April.
  2. Six days (2m each day and 3m on the last day as he has reached the top and won’t slip down the wall)
  3.  7 times 2=14

 

English

Spelling Test

Have a look over your spellings for the week and try to get somebody at home to give you a test. Write them in your test copy or the copy that you have been using for English. Correct afterwards and see how you do!

Reading and Comprehension

Earth Day was on the 22nd of April. This is a nice reading comprehension that makes you think about how you can help keep The Earth healthy. Do the comprehension to follow orally or some of it in your copy if you have time. Hopefully you have all signed up to Twinkl by now as it is free at the moment and offers a huge amount of resources. If you haven’t signed up, please read something you have at home instead.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/earth-day-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-t2-e-5247

Toe-by-Toe: 10/15 minutes with an adult.

Covid 19 Diary: Are you looking forward to the weekend? Are you doing anything nice? What were the highlights of your week?

Adjectives: Re-write and fill in the word or words needed to make the sentences sound correct.

  1. Do you know the name  of the  (long) river in the world ?
  2. This is the  (interesting) book I have ever read .
  3. A little spider is sometimes  (frightening) than a big dog.
  4. Mr. Johnstone is the  (boring) teacher in the whole school.
  5. I think Sabine is the  (pretty) girl in our class.
  6. A bike path is usually  (narrow) than a road.
  7. My English teacher thinks English is the  (easy) thing on earth.
  8. Most girls are  (polite) than boys.

 

Maths…some quick fire questions!

  1. What day and date will it be in two weeks time?
  2. How many hours in three full days?
  3. How many days are there in March?
  4. How many sides has a hexagon?
  5. Draw a quadrilateral
  6. List the even numbers from 0-20
  7. How many minutes in three quarters of an hour?
  8. What is the price of 6 eggs if a dozen eggs costs 4 euros?
  9. What time is a half an hour earlier than a quarter to 7?
  10. What month comes before November?

 

Thurday, 23rd April 2020

Notices

School Hub

Remember RTE School Hub  everyday from 11:00am to 12:00noon. The teachers and guests cover school work and lots of fun learning activities.

Cúla 4 ar Scoil

This is on TG4 daily at 10am and is a great way of keeping up to speed with your Gaeilge. You can also get it on the internet if you miss the actual show.

Urban Rascals

Check in with Andy at Urban Rascals today at 1:30am for a great 30 mins of fun exercise activities

 

Maths Corrections

1. John had 36 sweets. He ate half of them and the gave 6 of them to his brother. His sister ate 2 of his remaining sweets when he wasn’t looking. How many had he left?

Method: Half of 36 is 36 divided by 2, which is 18. 18-6=12  12-2=10

Answer=10

2. Sharon walked 1.5km to school and 1.5km home on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. She caught the bus on Friday. How many kilometres did she walk each week?

Method: 1.5 plus 1.5=3    3 multiplied by 4(days)=12

Answer=12

3. Elaine drank 500mls of apple juice for breakfast, she had a litre of water throughout the day, she had a quarter of a litre of milk with her dinner. How much liquid did she drink in total.

Method: 500mls + 1000mls(1l) + 250mls=1750mls

Answer: 1750mls or 1.75l

 

English

Covid 19 Diary...just jot down anything new you have done or how you are feeling as the restrictions stay in place.

Spellings 

  1. shingles
  2. shrink
  3. sheltered         *Also revise the other spelling so you can ask your parents                              to test you on Friday if they have time.

 

Adjective Alphabet

Write an adjective (a word that describes a person, place or thing) to describe a noun for as many letters of the alphabet that you can think of. I’ll give you a few examples…..

A: Angry Anna

B: Bitter Barry

C: Crazy clown…

See how many you can get!!

 

Reading

Read the following text on the white rhinoceros. Try to do the questions that follow either orally, or in your copy. There are a few different versions of the text, so read whichever version you are able for. Make sure to read aloud for practice and look up any words that you don’t know.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi2-e-2673-the-white-rhinoceros-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity

Toe-by-Toe: 15 minutes daily where possible. This needs to be done with an adult.

Maths Word Problems

1.Anna is going to see her Grandma in 6 days from now.

What is today’s date?

What date will she see her Grandma?

 

2.A frog wants to get out from the bottom of the well.
Each day, he climbs 3m up the wall of the well and then rests.
But the wall is slippery and he then slips down 1m.
The next day he does the same thing.
In fact he does this every day until he gets out of the well.

The well is 13m deep. How long does it take the frog to climb out of the well?

 

3.Pizza Place has just two big tables.

If 7 people can sit around each table, how many people can be seated           altogether?

 

Do your best guys, don’t worry if you get stuck somewhere along the way.

Stay safe,

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Hi guys, I just want to let you know about an Irish programme available to you all. It’s called Cúla 4 ar Scoil – It’s on TG4 everyday also and can be watched online.  RTE School Hub also features interesting lessons in different subject areas each day from 11am-12noon. Urban Rascals exercise class continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 1.30 and is great fun to do, especially outdoors during this spell of lovely weather. I hope you are also enjoying the simple pleasure of  walking in the sunshine and enjoying nature. In this fine weather you don’t want to be sitting at a table all day! Now for some corrections….

English Corrections

What does Brian do? Brian is a doctor.

When does he always have his lunch? He has his lunch at 12.00.

What time does he usually get up? He usually gets up at 6.00

What is he doing at 12.00 today? He is looking after his patients.

How does he usually go to work? He usually goes on the train.

Why does he usually watch TV at 7.30? He watches his favourite programme.

Why is he driving to work today? He is driving because he got up a half an hour later than usual.

What time does he go to bed? He goes to bed at midnight.

What time does he arrive at work everyday? He arrives at 6.30 every day.

 

Maths Corrections

One-step multiplication problems

1.A teacher asks some children to arrange some chairs into 12 rows of eight
chairs. How many chairs will be laid out? Answer: 96
2. A crate contains 32 packs of four water bottles. How many bottles are there
on each crate? Answer: 128
3. A photo album contains 28 pages. Each page can hold six photos. How many photos can each album hold? Answer: 168
4. A grocer has 37 packs of bananas. Each pack contains seven bananas. How
many bananas are in the packs? Answer: 259

English

So today I am going to give you an outdoor activity to do as your English assignment to make you dust off those cobwebs and get outside! I want you to bring your copy and something to lean on. I want you to find somewhere that you can sit down (on a wall, on the grass, on a bench…) and I want you to write a detailed description of everything you see all around you.

You can start by describing where exactly you are (e.g.) I am sitting on a wooden bench in my back garden. Use as many adjectives as you can to give a detailed description of everything you see (e.g.) I can hear the small birds chirping, as they fly from the beautiful cherry blossom trees to the top of the high rooftops. I can see our battered swing set, I can see weeds poking up their heads beside our bright Spring flowers etc.

Describe colours, smells and sounds. Close your eyes and listen. Write down exactly what you hear and smell (eg) I can hear the loud lawnmower in the garden next door. I can hear the faint laughter of a family in the distance. I can hear the skidding of brakes from the main road. I can smell the freshly cut grass…etc.

Try to be as detailed as you can to really describe all around you. Don’t worry too much about spellings, you can always write in pencil and correct a few mistakes when you go back inside. Enjoy!

 

Spellings

1.Shower

2.Shack

3.Shore

 

Reading

Toe-by-Toe

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Choose from an Oxford Owl text or read a book you have at home aloud for ten minutes at least.

There are also a variety of texts available on Twinkl such as this one about Jonathon Sexton.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/jonathan-sexton-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity-roi2-e-2774

 

Maths 

Word Problems

1. John had 36 sweets. He ate half of them and the gave 6 of them to his brother. His sister ate 2 of his remaining sweets when he wasn’t looking. How many had he left?

2. Sharon walked 1.5km to school and 1.5km home on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. She caught the bus on Friday. How many kilometres did she walk each week?

3. Elaine drank 500mls of apple juice for breakfast, she had a litre of water throughout the day, she had a quarter of a litre of milk with her dinner. How much liquid did she drink in total.

Give you answer in litres or mls. If you give your answer in litres, use a decimal point. Don’t forget 1 litre=1000ml

Try your best!

Stay safe and socially distanced, I know it’s hard but we are making a big difference by being so good!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Tuesday, 21st April 2020

School Hub

Remember RTE School Hub  everyday from 11:00am to 12:00noon. The teachers and guests cover school work and lots of fun learning activities.

Urban Rascals

Check in with Andy at Urban Rascals today at 1:30am for a great 30 mins of fun exercise activities

Corrections (Homophones)

1. “I can’t believe this class is one hour long,” said John.
2. “I know, that’s a long time, right?” I replied.
3. John is my best friend and I’ll never meet a better friend than him.
4. Our teacher was giving us a lesson on homophones.
5. It was still pretty early in the morning.
6. That was when those ninjas jumped through the window.
7. I was worried because ninjas are masters of the martial arts.
8. I could feel their cold stares on me.
9. “John, they are here to steal our teacher’s answer keys,” I said.
10. John didn’t seem that worried.
11. I exclaimed, “We can not let that happen, John!”
12. John said, “I just don’t see why we should put ourselves in danger for more homework.”
13. I stood up and said, “Because it’s the right thing to do, John.”
14. Some of these ninjas were twice my size so I had to be smart.
15. I grabbed the answer keys and ran toward the principal’s office.

Corrections (Word Problems)

  1. 7 times 39=273, 273-13=260
  2. 10 times 24=240, 240+12=252
  3. 150 doubled=300, 300-5=295

 

English work for today 

 

  • Covid 19 Diary

 

  • Spellings (please learn and put each word in a sentence)
  1. Shout
  2. Share
  3. Should

 

Reading

Toe-by-Toe

Choose a text to read from Oxford Owl or something at home.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

  • Comprehension

Read the paragraph and answer the questions in your copy please:

Brian is a doctor. He looks after sick people. He usually gets up at 6.00 o’clock. Today he is late, it is 6.30 and he is still in bed. He usually goes to work by train but today he is driving to work. He arrives at work at 6.30 every morning but it is 7.30 now and he is still driving. It’s 12.00 o’clock now. He always has his lunch at 12.00 but today he isn’t having lunch at 12.00, he is looking after his sick patients. It is half past seven now, Brian is watching TV. He
usually watches TV at half past seven because his favourite programme starts at half past seven. Brian has his dinner at 8.30 everyday and he is having dinner now. It is midnight now and Brian is going to bed. He always goes to bed at midnight.

What does Brian do?

When does he always have his lunch?

What time does he usually get up?

What is he doing at 12.00 today?

How does he usually go to work?

Why does he usually watch TV at 7.30?

Why is he driving to work today?

What time does he go to bed?

What time does he arrive at work everyday?

 

Maths

One-step multiplication problems

1.A teacher asks some children to arrange some chairs into 12 rows of eight
chairs. How many chairs will be laid out?
2. A crate contains 32 packs of four water bottles. How many bottles are there
on each crate?
3. A photo album contains 28 pages. Each page can hold six photos. How many photos can each album hold?
4. A grocer has 37 packs of bananas. Each pack contains seven bananas. How
many bananas are in the packs?

 

That’s all for today folks. Try your best and just do what you can! Don’t forget to help out a bit at home and get out and enjoy the sunshine in your garden.

Stay safe,

Ms Tobin 🙂

 

 

 

Monday, 20th April 2020

Hi everyone!

Welcome back and welcome to the final term of online school! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and managed to eat plenty of chocolate.

Hopefully we will be back to school in a few weeks, but until then we will try our best to get some work done through the assignments and links given here. It is fine if you want to keep all the work in one copy. I am trying to give you work that you can manage by yourself, but feel free to communicate with me via Dojo if you can’t do something and I will try to explain it. Just do your best and split up the work with some movement breaks and snacks.

 

Corrections

5. That is (where) I used to live.

6. The children (were) very tired after their day out.

7. I like to (wear) red.

8. Hurry up, (we’re) going to be late.

9. We (were) freezing cold.

10. She will always (wear) her hair in pigtails.

11.(We’re)  very excited.

12. Do you know (where)I can find the dinner hall?

13. I am going to (wear) my new shoes.

14. The children (were) very well behaved on the school trip.

15. I wonder (where) this path will take us.

16. (We’re)  leaving in ten minutes.

 

New English assignments

Homophones

Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Please choose the correct word for each sentence and write them out in your copy in your best writing. Use a dictionary if you are not sure.

1. “I can’t believe this class is one hour / our long,” said John.
2. “I know, that’s a long thyme / time , right?” I replied.
3. John is my best friend and I’ll never meat / meet a better friend than him.
4. Our teacher was giving us a lessen / lesson on homophones.
5. It was still pretty early in the morning / mourning.
6. That was when those ninjas jumped threw / through the window.
7. I was worried because ninjas are masters of the marshal / martial arts.
8. I could feel their cold stairs / stares on me.
9. “John, they are here to steal / steel our teacher’s answer keys,” I said.
10. John didn’t seam / seem that worried.
11. I exclaimed, “We can knot / not let that happen, John!”
12. John said, “I just don’t sea / see why we should put ourselves in danger for more homework.”
13. I stood up and said, “Because it’s the right / write thing to do, John.”
14. Some of these ninjas were twice my sighs / size so I had to be smart.
15. I grabbed the answer keys and ran toward the principal’s / principle’s office.

Recount Writing / Covid 19 Diary

Write about your Easter holidays. Did you enjoy a break from doing school work? How did you pass the time at home? Did you go for any nice walks/cycles? How did you communicate with your extended family…Did you use Face Time/Zoom/Skype? Have you done any projects at home?

 

Spellings

We are going to get back to learning spellings this week. If you would like to learn your teacher’s spellings instead that’s fine, maybe some of you would like to do both! This week we are going to focus on ‘Sh’ words. I won’t be able to give you a test on Friday but hopefully somebody at home might. Learn your three spellings each day and you can put each word into a sentence in your copy if you have time.

  1. Shampoo
  2. Shadow
  3. Shovel

Reading

Those doing the Toe-by-Toe book continue at home with an adult. Ten minutes a day would be brilliant and would keep you on track to get the book finished.

You may be running out of books at home to read. This is an good website with a selection of Ebooks available for free. The goal is to read EVERY SINGLE DAY!! It doesn’t matter whether you are reading material in Ebook format or an actual paperback, as long as you are reading.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Maths

For the next two weeks we are going to do word problems. This will hopefully develop not only your mathematical reasoning, but also your comprehension skills. Each day I will give you three word problems. You may have to do a number of steps to find an answer for some of them, but others may only be one step problems. Try to work the sums out yourself and then check your answers on the calculator. If you are finding the multiplication or division too difficult to do yourself then you may use the calculator. I will post the correct method and the answers the following day.

Word Problems

  1. Steve had 7 boxes of 39 balls. He met a friend and gave him 13 balls. How many balls does he have now?
  2. Jill had 10 boxes of 24 stamps. She met a friend who gave her gave her 12 more stamps. How many does she have now?
  3. Shane had 150 sheep. He had double this amount when he bought more at the mart. Then 5 went missing from the field. How many does he have now?

Best of luck doing these activities. Make to log into your class teacher’s page also for assignments on other subjects. Don’t work too hard, make some time for exercise and relaxation.

Stay safe,

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Friday, 3rd April 2020

Happy Friday everyone!

Hope you have had a productive week at home and have managed to do at least some of the work that myself and your class teacher have been setting. As I hope I’ve already clarified, you are not expected to do ALL of my work and All of your teacher’s work too – that would be far too much. Pick and choose from both pages. Do the English from my page, if you find it a bit easier and if you can’t do your teacher’s Maths on a particular day, have a look at the revision exercises I am giving and see if you can manage those instead. We are just trying to provide options. Please correct the work when I put up the corrections; It is important you see where you are having problems. I won’t be able to put up answers for all the activities, as some of them can have many different answers that are all correct!

The good news is that you will have a two week break for Easter after today!! Some of you may like to catch up on a bit of work that you didn’t get to do yet, but I won’t be adding to the workload because you all deserve a break and some chocolate;-)

Now for some corrections and some new work…

Fill in me, you, him, her, it, us, you and them.
1. Who is that woman? Why are you looking at her?
2. Do you know that man? Yes, I work with him.
3. I am talking to you. Please listen to me.
4. These photos are nice. Do you want to look at them?
5. I like that camera. I am going to buy it.
6. I don’t know Peter’s girlfriend. Do you know her?
7. Where are the tickets? I can’t find them.
8. We are going to the disco. Can you come with us?
9. I don’t like dogs. I’m afraid of  them.
10. Where is she? I want to talk to her.
11. Those apples are bad. Don’t eat them!
12. I don’t know this girl. Do you know her?
13. Alan never drinks milk. He doesn’t like it.
14. Where are the children? Have you seen them?
15. I can’t find my pencil. Can you give one to me?

 

English

Where, Wear, Were, We’re

Complete these sentences using the correct words in the spaces. The first four have been
done for you.

1. Where are you going?

2. Do you know what we’re doing today?

3. Please can I wear your coat?

4. We were going to go swimming but it was closed.

5. That is (             ) I used to live.

6. The children (                ) very tired after their day out.

7. I like to (                   ) red.

8. Hurry up, (                 ) going to be late.

9. We (                ) freezing cold.

10. She will always (                    )her hair in pigtails.

11.(                 )  very excited.

12. Do you know (                      )I can find the dinner hall?

13. I am going to (                   ) my new shoes.

14. The children  (                      ) very well behaved on the school trip.

15. I wonder (                        ) this path will take us.

16. (                          )  leaving in ten minutes.

 

Covid 19 Diary: What are you looking forward to over the Easter Holidays? Include any highlights of your week.

Toe -by-Toe: 10/15 mins every day with a parent or older sibling.

Reading Aloud: 10/15 mins

 

Maths

Revision of analogue time (clocks) Draw out these clocks. If you are stuck on any times, click the link provided to revise

a)A quarter past 5          d) Half past 3

b) Five past 8                   e) 20 past 1

c)A quarter to 6                f) 25 to

 

11https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

 

Happy Easter everyone. Remember to be kind and helpful at home. Enjoy all the yummy chocolate!!!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 2nd April 2020

Hi everyone,

Today is World Autism Day. Wear blue when you are out doing your Urban Rascals to show your support and send in your photos. Ms Doyle is offering a range of blue prizes on your return to school! Resources are available on www.autism.org/uk/get-involved/world-autism-awareness-week/schools.aspx

Tune into Urban Rascals at 1.30, try and get your whole family involved! Great prizes still to be won, one being a laptop stand!

Flags For Frontline Heroes – fly a flag to show your support for all our Frontline Heroes who are doing so much to make sure that we have food and are looked after if we are feeling unwell. You can show your support by putting up a flag – any flag your team, club, county or country colours. Remember to email or message via Class Dojo any photo of your activities. Rainbow pencil for all who send in pics.

Now for some corrections…

 

Spelling Corrections

 

  1. again                   11. around
  2. dropped             12. because
  3. beileve                13. girl
  4. going                   14. receive
  5. doubt                  15. learn
  6. money                16. children
  7. until                    17. night
  8. school                 18. people
  9. little                   19. ready
  10. friend                20. before

 

Punctuation Corrections

Frightened and alone, Snow White ran into the forest. Blazing eyes peered out at her from the darkness and eerie shrieks pierced the air. The branches of the trees grabbed at her. Finally she could run no further and collapsed to the ground, sobbing. When Snow White looked up she saw several forest animals gathered around her. “Hello, do you know where I can stay?” Snow White followed the animals to a charming little cottage in the woods. She knocked on the door but no one answered. She went inside. “Oh, it’s adorable! just like a dolls house!” she said.

English for today…please write the sentences out in your copy!

Fill in me, you, him, her, it, us, you and them.
1. Who is that woman? Why are you looking at ?
2. Do you know that man? Yes, I work with .
3. I am talking to you. Please listen to .
4. These photos are nice. Do you want to look at ?
5. I like that camera. I am going to buy .
6. I don’t know Peter’s girlfriend. Do you know ?
7. Where are the tickets? I can’t find .
8. We are going to the disco. Can you come with ?
9. I don’t like dogs. I’m afraid of .
10. Where is she? I want to talk to .
11. Those apples are bad. Don’t eat !
12. I don’t know this girl. Do you know ?
13. Alan never drinks milk. He doesn’t like .
14. Where are the children? Have you seen ?
15. I can’t find my pencil. Can you give one to ?

 

Complete the sentences with an adjective or adverb.
1. He is a  boy.
2. He is tired because he has worked .
3. He isn’t tired because he has  worked.
4. She is a  girl.
5. She went to bed .
6. He is not a good student, but he writes .
7. You should speak more .
8. The children behaved .
9. The brave men fought .
10. They lived together .
11. She looks .
12. That milk tastes .
13. I don’t know  where they live.
14. She turned .
15. This brown fur feels .

 

Covid 19 Diary: Update your diary with anything new from your personal life or The News.

Toe-by-Toe: 10/15 minutes with a parent or older sibling.

Read Aloud for 10/15 mins: This is the most important activity of them all. It doesn’t matter what you read once you are reading! 🙂

 

Maths

Topic: Time

Today we will concentrate on 25 to, 20 to, 10 to and 5 to

Points to remember

For 25 to, the big hand is at the 7 and the small hand is in between the hour before and the hour to come.

For 20 to, the big hand is at the 8 and the small hand is moving closer to the next hour.

For ten to, the big hand  is at 10 and the small hand is pretty close to the next hour.

For five to, the big hand is at 11 and the small hand is right beside the next hour.

Please draw the following clocks in your copy:

a) 5 to 6 or 5:55                     d) 20 to 2 or 1:40

b) 10 to 8 or 7:50                  e) 5 to 11 or 10:55

c)25 to 12 or 11:35                 f) 10 to 4 or 3:50

 

If you have any problems don’t hesitate to send me a message via Dojo.

Stay safe and just do your best!

Ms Tobin 🙂

 

 

Wednesday, April 1st 2020

Hi guys,

I hope you got on okay with the direct speech and changing to the present tense. I am putting the answers up now so you can correct your work. If you have problems with any of your work send me a message on Dojo and I’ll reply as soon as I see it. Some people have sent me messages already; lovely to hear from you two!!


Direct Speech Corrections

  1. “Don’t throw the ball too high!” said Jen.
  2. “Do you want to go for dinner,”asked Mary, “or will we eat at home?”
  3. John knew he was in trouble when the teacher said “Where were you?”
  4. “Eating spaghetti is fun,” Shane giggled, “but very messy!”
  5. “There are too many people waiting,” complained John, “I’ll be here all day!”
  6. “Madrid is really hot in August,” warned Samantha.

Present Tense Corrections

Diane runs all the way home. She is so happy because it is her birthday. She calls to her family as she comes in the door but there is no answer. She looks at the table in the kitchen and sees a huge chocolate cake, covered in candles. She feels her heart jumping with excitement. There are pink and purple balloons everywhere. Where are her family though? She turns around slowly and listens to see if  she can hear anything. All of a sudden she hears a noise from underneath the table.”Surprise”!!! her Mam, Dad and siblings yell, as they come out from under the table and grab her in a big bear hug. Diane is so shocked that she starts laughing. All she wants now is a bit of that yummy cake! 


English for today, April 1st

Below are words that have been misspelled. Please correct the spelling mistakes and write the words out properly. Use your dictionaries if you need to.

  1. agin                   11. arownd
  2. droped             12. becaus
  3. beleve               13. gurl
  4. goin                   14. receeve
  5. dowt                  15. lern
  6. mony                 16. childrin
  7. untill                  17. nite
  8. scool                  18. peeple
  9. littel                   19. reddy
  10. freind                20. befor

Punctuation

Please punctuate the following passage from ‘Snow White’ correctly- using full-stops, commas, capital letters, question marks, exclamation marks and direct speech marks if needed.

frightened and alone snow white ran into the forest blazing eyes peered out at her from the darkness and eerie shrieks pierced the air the branches of the trees grabbed at her finally she could run no further and collapsed to the ground sobbing when snow white looked up she saw several forest animals gathered around her hello do you know where i can stay Snow white followed the animals to a charming little cottage in the woods she knocked on the door but no one answered she went inside Oh it’s adorable just like a dolls house she said

Covid 19 Diary: Update your diary with any news. Talk about the weather and what you are having for lunch if you are really stuck for ideas! Maybe some of you might be planning some April Fools tricks!!!

Toe-by-Toe: Do for ten mins with an adult/older sibling.

Read Aloud: 10/15 mins

 

Maths

Topic: Time

Today we will focus on 5 past, 10 past, 20 past and 25 past

Points to remember: 5 past – big hand is at 1 on the clock, small hand still on the hour

10 past – big hand is at 2 on the clock, small hand moves on ever so slightly

20 past – big hand is at 4 on the clock, small hand moves on a bit more

25 past – big hand is at 5 on the clock, small hand moves a bit more and is                                                 almost halfway between the hour it is and the next hour

Please draw the following clocks:

a) 5 past 4 or 4:05             d) 25 past 12 or 12: 25

b) 20 past 5 or 5:20           e) 10 past 6 or 6:10

c) 10 past 1 or 1:10              f) 20 past 3 or 3:20

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

 

 

Tuesday, March 31st 2020

English

Please put the Direct Speech marks (“”) in the correct place.

For example: “I would like some chips please”, requested Sarah.

  1. Don’t throw the ball too high said Jen.
  2. Do you want to go for dinner, asked Mary, or will we eat at home?
  3. John knew he was in trouble when the teacher said Where were you?
  4. Eating spaghetti is fun, Shane giggled, but very messy!
  5. There are too many people waiting, complained John, I’ll be here all day!
  6. Madrid is really hot in August, warned Samantha.

 

Please rewrite the following paragraph in the present tense starting with: Diane runs……

Diane ran all the way home. She was so happy because it was her birthday. She called to her family as she came in the door but there was no answer. She looked at the table in the kitchen and saw a huge chocolate cake, covered in candles. She felt her heart jumped with excitement. There were pink and purple balloons everywhere. Where were her family though? She turned around slowly and listened to see if  she could hear anything. All of a sudden she heard a noise from underneath the table.”Surprise”!!! her Mam, Dad and siblings yelled, as they came out from under the table and grabbed her in a big bear hug. Diane was so shocked that she started laughing. All she wanted now was a bit of that yummy cake! 

Covid 19 Diary: Fill it with what has gone on in your life in the last 24 hours. How are you finding life at the moment? Did you do anything different yesterday…try any new things? This diary will be a piece of history soon!

Toe by Toe: 10/15 mins with an adult/older sibling.

Read Aloud for 10 minutes to an adult and it’s also important to be reading for yourself.

 

Maths

Remember… 1 hour=60mins     Half an hour=30 mins   Quarter of an hour=15mins

For o’ clock,  the big hand is at 12, the little hand is at the hour.

For a quarter past, the big hand is at 15, the little hand is just a tiny bit past the hour.

For half past, the big hand is at 6, the little hand is half way between the hour gone                                 and the  next hour.

For a quarter to, the big hand is at 9, the little hand is approaching the hour                                             mentioned.

Today we will focus on a quarter past and a quarter to…

Please draw the following clocks in your copy or on a sheet that you can keep in your folders…

a) A quarter past 4 or 4.15                  d)A quarter to 9 or 8.45

b) A quarter past 8 or 8.15                  e) A quarter to 3 or 2.45

c) A quarter past 12 0r 12.15               f)A quarter to 1 or 12.45

This is a handy link to use if you want to spend some time practising you time at home, it is interactive and child friendly.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

 

Monday, March 30th 2020

Hi everybody,

I hope you all had a really nice weekend. We have one more week of work to do before you get to take a break for your Easter Holidays so try your very best this week to do a bit every day.

RTE School Hub starts tomorrow and is on each day at 11am-12pm. We would encourage you to watch this as part of your day’s learning.

Urban Rascal’s prize this week is a home study centre – donated by a generous parent! It would certainly make learning at home more fun, so make sure you get involved and share your outdoor pictures and videos.

The school is offering a food box weekly. If you are interested in availing of this please check out the school facebook page for more information or text a message to the school mobile (086) 021 1338

Now for some work….

English

Read aloud for 10/15 mins

Continue with Literacy Booklet. Some of you have probably finished this so it’s the last day I’ll mention it.

Continue with Toe-By-Toe, 10 mins with an adult if possible.

Research Easter traditions around the world and write out some interesting facts for me. If you would prefer to take just one country and focus on how they celebrate Easter that is fine too. Maybe some of my Polish, Lithuanian and Latvian pupils might compare the Irish traditions to that of those countries.

Write about your weekend in your Covid 19 Diary. Where did you go? Did you watch any nice films? Did you help out at home? If so, how? What new rules has our Taoiseach put in place for the next two weeks?

Dictionary Work: Look up these words and put them into sentences…

  1. vary
  2. placid

Maths

This week we will try to revise time. Use a clock at home to help you count forward and back in fives if you get stuck.

Remember… 1 hour=60mins     Half an hour=30 mins   Quarter of an hour=15mins

For o’ clock,  the big hand is at 12, the little hand is at the hour.

For a quarter past, the big hand is at 15, the little hand is just a tiny bit past the hour.

For half past, the big hand is at 6, the little hand is half way between the hour gone                                 and the  next hour.

For a quarter to, the big hand is at 9, the little hand is approaching the hour                                             mentioned.

Today we will concentrate on o’ clock and half past times. Please draw the following clocks out in your maths copy:

a) 4 o’ clock or 4:00             d) Half past 3 or 3:30

b) 6 o’ clock or 6:00             e) Half past 1 or 1.30

c) 12 o’clock or 12:00            f) Half past 9 0r 9:30

 

Best of luck with today’s work everyone. Don’t worry if you get stuck, just give it your best shot. Make sure to have fresh air and exercise breaks.

Stay Safe,

Ms Tobin 🙂

 

Friday, March 27th 2020

Happy Friday everyone!

I’ll go lightly on you guys today since it’s Friday and give you a different type of activity.

English

Fun interview with a parent/parents:

Write out ten questions to ask your parents about their childhood to test their memory, then write out their answers in your best handwriting in your copy. You should have a little fun along the way!

You can choose from the following questions or make up your own…

What was the naughtiest thing you ever did as a child?

What did you spend your Communion/Confirmation money on?

Why did your parents give you the name they did?

What was your dream as a child?

Did you ever get into a fight with anybody?

What was your best friend’s name in Primary School?

Did you have a nickname? Where did it come from?

What thing have you done in your life that would surprise me?

What was the best present you ever received?

Tell me about a holiday/day trip you went on that you loved?

What was your favourite possession when you were my age?

Who was your favourite band/singer when you were my age?

What is your earliest childhood memory?

 

This activity should be a nice one to do with your parent/s and provide a few laughs along the way!

I can’t wait to read the answers!!! 😉

Reading

Read aloud for 10/15 mins

Toe-by-Toe (Do up to 15 mins with an adult if possible)

Maths: The hardest tables…12 times tables. Write them out first. Go over them for as long as you need and test yourself with a Topmarks challenge

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

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and the the sunny spell continues!

Stay safe and stay at home,

Ms. Tobin 🙂

Thursday, March 26th 2020

Hi everybody,

Firstly, I’d like to remind everybody to log into your teacher’s Class Dojo. There is a pizza party to be won!! I am connected to the four sixth class Dojos, so now you just need to sign up to your own class teacher, if you haven’t already done so.

Secondly, login to Urban Rascals @ 1.30pm through Urban Gym Website. Prizes for pupils and four adult t-shirts for parents to be won.

I hope everybody enjoyed making up their timetables yesterday! Don’t forget to e-mail them to me if you would like me to share them on the school Dojo, as I’m sure they’re all great!

I will give you some more work today but please remember that you are not obligated to do all of these activities, especially if you are also doing some of the work on your class teacher’s page. I’m sure your parents would like you to do a bit to keep up with your work, but don’t stress yourself out by trying to fit too much into your day.

English: Continue with literacy booklet

Toe-by-Toe: 10 mins with an adult or older sibling

Read aloud for five/ten minutes for an adult. This is something that I would encourage to be done daily. Hopefully you have some books at home that you can use, now that the library is no longer available.

Covid-19 Diary: Keep it updated with your news from home and the wider world each day. Even a couple of sentences per day is better than nothing at all.

Dictionary Work: Look up the definition of the following three words and put them into sentences:

1. virus

2. fiasco

3. empathy

Write a shopping list for your parents, don’t forget to include all your favourite treats!

Maths: 10 and 11 times tables on Topmarks website. These tables are a little bit easier as all the ten times tables end in a zero and all the eleven times tables (until you get to 11 by 10) have double digits in their answer (eg) 11 by 6=66, 11 by 4=44

If you think you know the others that you have revised so far mix it up and test yourself on all the tables mixed up together in a Topmarks Challenge. If you don’t have access to a device you can still write out you tables and learn them…it’s not too late!

Next week I will put up written tasks for Maths for those of you finding the set class work a bit tricky.

Stay safe guys,

Ms Tobin 🙂

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 25th 2020

Hi everybody,

I’m sure you’ve all heard that you won’t be back to school until after the Easter Holidays. Some of you may be delighted about that, but others are probably missing the social interaction and the routine of school.

That in mind, my main task for you guys today is to make up a weekly timetable for yourself. I have one stuck to my own fridge here and it is great for the kids to be able to see the general plan for their day in the morning. You don’t have to stick to it rigidly, but it really does help your mind if you have some structure to your day.

Make sure you slot in a time each day for things you enjoy such as… art and crafts, robotics, lego, jigsaws, listening to your favourite music or even podcasts for children, playing your computer games, baking, cooking, reading, exercising indoors (maybe Urban Rascals on Tuesday and Thursday or Joe Wicks P.E. is live every morning on You Tube at 9am) and also getting some fresh air outside. You also need to factor in meal times, relaxation time, shower/bath times, times to connect with your friends and family through video chats etc. Your day can actually fill up very quickly!

It is important to include some academic time each day. I would suggest perhaps doing an hour or two in the morning after breakfast, breaking it up then with some of the above activities (which are equally as important!) and then a bit more written work after lunch, and then maybe do some quiet reading in the evening when you want to relax.

I want you all to talk to your parents about this and really take your time getting the balance right. I have attached a link that may be helpful to use. If you cant print it off, alternatively, you can be creative and design your own. We would love to see what you come up with. When you get one completed feel free to email it to me and we will share it on the school Dojo.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-c-079-editable-mini-additional-visual-timetable-cards

Stay safe guys and make sure you are reading a bit every day,

Ms Tobin  🙂

Tuesday, March 24th 2020

Good morning everybody (-:
Today, please take a look at Urban Rascals on the Urban Gym Facebook Page. Tomorrow they are bringing you a really fun children’s fitness class at 1:30pm live from New Ross. Anyone who posts a photograph of themselves working out on the school website will have their name put into a draw with a chance to win a FitBit! Really looking forward to seeing some photos!
Win a pizza party for your class by logging into Class DoJo.
Here is a list of today’s work, a lot of it is following on from what you did yesterday. Remember to try to have nice handwriting and to use correct punctuation, even if this means that you get less done.

English: Literacy booklet page 5

Toe by Toe with a parent/older sibling for ten to fifteen minutes. (Even five minutes is beneficial and better than not doing it at all)

Diary Entry:

Concentrate on expressing how you are feeling at the moment. What is making you happy/sad/frustrated? What is making you laugh? What part of the day is your favourite/ least favourite? What news would you really like to hear today?

Dictionary Work: 

Write down the definitions of the following words then put them into interesting sentences:

  1. Relevant
  2. Substantial
  3. Chronic
  4. Entitled

Procedural Writing

Write out the procedure for making something (i.e.) a cup of tea, beans on toast, your favourite sandwich

First write down the ingredients and appliances needed. Then write out the procedure in a step-by-step format. Number each step if you wish. Choose  something different to write down the procedure for each day this week. Ask a parent for help if you unsure of steps.

Maths: Topmarks Website, 9 times tables

PE: Urban Rascals on Urban Gym facebook today and Thursday @ 1.30. Fitbit to be won for  pupil who posts a photo of them exercising on the school website!

*Pick and choose which activities you do each day. Try to mix it up and make sure you try and do a variety of exercises during the week. You are not expected to do it all (unless you REALLY want to!!) Please sign up to the school Dojo, pizza party for first three classes to all sign up! It is a great communication tool to use if you have any queries about work posted etc.

Stay safe!

Ms. Tobin (-:

 

Monday, March 23rd 2020

Hi everybody,

I hope you enjoyed the weekend and the lovely sunshine, whilst practicing social distancing. I know it can be hard being cooped up and not able to see your friends but it is so important.  All the doctors, nurses and front-line workers are counting on you guys to help the country get through this. You should be really proud of yourselves if you are sticking to the rules…Well Done (-:

I miss seeing all your faces!!

Here is some work for the week.

English: Your Covid 19 Diary entry can be done every day, as can the Toe-by-Toe (with an adult) for those of you who do this.

Literacy booklet p4, Read and do activity.

Dictionary Work: Look up the following words and write out definition and put each word into an interesting sentence

1. Flair

2. Flare

3. Accept

4. Except

Write out the procedure for making something (i.e.) scrambled eggs, a cheese and ham toastie, Rice Crispy buns, beans on toast, fish fingers and homemade chips

First write down the ingredients and appliances needed. Then write out the procedure in a step-by-step format. Number each step if you wish. Choose  something different to write down the procedure for each day this week. Ask a parent for help if you unsure of steps.

Maths: Topmarks Website. Today concentrate on revising your 8 times tables.

This will be too much work for some of you, along with the work that your class teacher is giving you. Pick and choose what you feel you are capable of doing on any given day. Don’t stress yourselves or your parents out over it, we are just providing you with options!

Have a good day and stay safe,

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

 

Friday, March 20th 2020

English: Literacy booklet page 3. Read passage and do activity to follow.

Diary Entry: Covid-19…What is my new daily routine? What do I like/dislike about being off school and socially distancing? What challenges am I facing daily?

List: Make a list of ten things that you are grateful for today

Dictionary work: Look up the following words

1. berserk

2. calamity

3. crestfallen

4. eavesdrop

Write out the definition of each word and then put the word into a sentence.

Toe-by-Toe ….15 mins if there is somebody available to do it with you.

Maths: Tables Games: Topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

Concentrate on revising 6 and 7 times tables. Try to beat your score as you get better.

Revise all the tables you have done so far this week: Multiplication 2-7

 

Stay safe everyone and have a lovely, relaxing weekend with the people that you love.

Ms Tobin:-)

 

 

Thursday, March 19th 2020

English: Literacy booklet, page 2

Diary entry…Covid-19, What am I doing today? How has life changed for me?

Toe-by-Toe ….15 mins if there is somebody available to do it with you

Spellings: Pick out three hard words from your literacy booklet activity today. Look them                    up in the dictionary. Write out their meanings and put them in  sentences.

Maths: Topmarks Website: Revise Four Times and Five Times tables.

Help your parents and offer to do jobs that you may not normally do at home….(eg) sort the recycling, set the table, tidy your room… the list is endless!! Also remember to make time for exercise and relaxation. Fresh air is essential!

Stay safe,

Ms. Tobin (-:

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your time at home with your families and are helping out as much as possible. It is important to keep active and to keep your minds busy or you will get bored and feel tired. We are here to help! Every day I will post some work ideas that might appeal to you. For my literacy groups it is so important that you read and write every single day. For those of you finding your tables difficult, now is the time to work on them so that you will have a good grasp of them in time for secondary school.

Be kind and remember that being housebound can be hard for your parents too!! 🙂

 

Wednesday March 18th 2020

English: Do page one of literacy booklet

Write about St Patrick’s Day 2020… What did you do at home?  Did you miss having a parade? Did you dress up in green?

Do fifteen minutes of Toe-by-Toe (for pupils that have them) You will need an adult or older sibling to do it with you. If there is nobody that can do it with you, leave it until tomorrow.

Start a diary (new copy) entitled ‘My Covid-19 Diary’. You are living through a pandemic that will go down in history. It would be a shame for your experience to go undocumented so write everything down! Write the date on the top for each day and write about how you passed the day. Include current affairs news for that particular day.

Read your favourite book.

Maths:    Website with Maths Games: Topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

Practice 2 times and 3 times tables on topmarks

Your class teacher will have assigned work for you also. Don’t worry if you don’t get all the work completed each day but make sure you don’t neglect it altogether as you will really fall behind.

Stay safe!

Ms Tobin