Ms. Tobin

ltobin@bunscoilris.ie

Friday 12th March 2021

Hi guys,

I won’t be giving you work to do today, just corrections, as I would like you to put all your school equipment (books, sheets, copies and pencil-case) into a plastic bag and quarantine them before your return to school.

I can’t wait to see you all on Monday and I’m sure you are all dying to see your friends at this stage! Well done for all your hard work during lockdown.

Please join our last Zoom assembly at 11am this morning!

See you all on Monday hopefully,

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Maths Corrections

1. What subject does Kim have first thing on Monday morning? English

2. What subject does Kim have between break and lunch on Wednesday? Science

3. Which days of the week is Kim free after school? Tuesday and Thursday

4. What time does P.E. start on Wednesday? 1.30pm

5. On what day and  at what time does Kim have history? Wednesday at 9am

6. What time does school start and finish at for Kim? 9am until 3pm

7. How many maths classes does Kim have during the week? 3

8. How long does each class last? 1 and a half hours

 

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.

 

Thursday 11th March 2021

Hi everybody,

The countdown is on!

Now is the time to start getting yourself organised for your return to school on Monday so that everything goes smoothly. Dig out your uniform and school supplies (lunchbox, pencil-case etc). On Friday you should put your textbooks and copies into a plastic bag to quarantine before your return to school. Make sure you have a few clean face-masks ready for the week ahead, you can give them a wash after school and they will be dry for the next day. It is a good idea to put a little plastic bag in your schoolbag to store your mask in when you are not using it. It is also time to start getting to bed a little earlier so you are not stuck to the bed on Monday morning!

Now for some corrections and a little bit of work…

 

Maths Corrections

1. €3.50

2. January 16th

3. 32

4. 13 stamps

5. €48.00

6. 1 and a 1/2

7.15

 

Maths Work

Look at this timetable  and answer the questions below in your copy please.

1. What subject does Kim have first thing on Monday morning?

2. What subject does Kim have between break and lunch on Wednesday?

3. Which days of the week is Kim free after school?

4. What time does P.E. start on Wednesday?

5. On what day and  at what time does Kim have history?

6. What time does school start and finish at for Kim?

7. How many maths classes does Kim have during the week?

8. How long does each class last?

 

 

English Writing

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

 

English Reading and Oral Language

Finish reading Kipper and the Trolls.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1316.html

Retell the story in your own words.

 

Have a great day guys,

Chat soon!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Wednesday 10th March 2021

Hi guys. Here are the corrections and some work for today…

Corrections

Maths

How many days are there in the month of July? 31

2. What day of the week is the 4th of July? Saturday

3. What day of the week is the last day of July? Friday

4. I took a week off from the 9th of July, on what date did I return to work? 16th of July

5. How many Tuesdays are there in July? 4

6. What month comes before July? June

7. What day of the week is the first day of August? Saturday

8. What date is the third Sunday in July? 19th

 

English Corrections

  1. heavy-light
  2. forward-backwards
  3. healthy-sick/unhealthy
  4. laugh-cry
  5. husband-wife
  6. few-many
  7. give-take
  8. careful-careless
  9. expensive-cheap
  10. dark-light
  11. create-destroy
  12. boy-girl
  13. absent-present
  14. accept-decline
  15. ascend-descend
  16. ask-Answer

 

New English Work

Writing

Today I would like tell me about a film you have watched during Lockdown. You can write it under the title Film Review.

I would like you to use the following headings in your film review please…

Name of film:

Main Actor/s:

Genre: (What type of film is it? Is it a Comedy, Romance, Action, Adventure etc…?)

What I liked about it:

Star Rating: (How many stars would you give it from 1-5. If you give it 5 stars it means you thought it was brilliant, 4 means very good, 3 means quite good, 2 means not really worth the watch and if you give it 1 star it means you thought it was terrible!)

 

Oral Language

Talk about a film you liked in as much detail as you can. Tell somebody what the film is about and try to explain what happens during the film in the correct order. Try to remember the names of the main characters, the setting (where it took place) and how it starts and ends. What did you like most about the film? Is there any part you didn’t like? Did it have a good ending?

Reading

Click on the link to read Kipper and the Trolls pgs 1-12

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1316.html

 

Maths

Problem Solving

Today I am going to give you some problems to work out. Firstly you must decide whether to add, subtract or multiply to get you answer. For some of the problems you may have to do two steps, so you might have to add and then subtract or multiply. Just try your best!

  1. I went to the shop with €16.00. I bought a bag for €4.00, a bar for €1.50 and a teddy for €7.00. How much change did I get?
  2. I went on holidays for 4 nights. I left on the 12th of January. On what date did I return home?
  3. There were 20 sheep in a field. The farmer bought 15 more sheep and he sold 3 of his old sheep. How many were there in the field then?
  4. Susan had 13 stamps. She bought some more and she then had double the amount she started with. How many more did she buy?
  5. If a pizza costs €8.00, how much would 6 pizzas cost?

6. Mary baked 2 cakes. Her children ate a quarter of a cake and her            husband ate another quarter of the cake. How much was left?

7.If 3 glasses of water makes a litre, how many glasses make 5 litres?

 

That’s all for today guys. I’ll be back tomorrow with more work. Keep trying, only a few more days and we will be doing our work together!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Tuesday 9th March 2021

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well. Only six days left now until our return to school…yay! Don’t forget to take some pictures of things that make you smile and send them into Covidphotos@bunscoilris.ie. Some of the photos will be featured in The New Ross Standard next week.

Now for some corrections and work. Try your best 🙂

 

Corrections

 

Maths

1. Half 18. 9

2. Double 11. 22

3. How many sides has an octagon? 8

4. Draw a horizontal line.  —————————————

5. Double 7, add on 6, then divide by 2. What is the answer? 10

6. A matchbox is an example of which 3D shape? cuboid

7. How many millilitres in half a litre? 500ml

8. There were 10 slices of pizza in the box. I ate 5 of them. What fraction did I eat? half or 1/2

9. 7+7+7+7 = 7 x 4

10. 3 Tens is the same as how many Fives? 6

11. What number is ten less than 54? 44

12. I run 2 miles every day for a week. How far do I run? 14 miles

 

English Corrections

  1. Night-Day
  2. Arrive-Leave
  3. Junior-Senior
  4. Black-White
  5. Right-Wrong or Left
  6. Rich-Poor
  7. Smart-Foolish
  8. Small-Big
  9. Loud-Quiet
  10. Shy-Confident/Unafraid
  11. Freezing-Roasting
  12. Early-Late
  13. Happy-Sad
  14. Sweet-Sour
  15. Heavy-Light

 

Maths

This is a page from a calender. Please use it to answer the questions below in your copy.

1. How many days are there in the month of July?

2. What day of the week is the 4th of July?

3. What day of the week is the last day of July?

4. I took a week off from the 9th of July, on what date did I return to work?

5. How many Tuesdays are there in July?

6. What month comes before July?

7. What day of the week is the first day of August?

8. What date is the third Sunday in July?

 

English Writing

Today we are going to continue with antonyms or opposites. See if you can think of a word opposite in meaning to the words below and write them in your copy please.

  1. Forward
  2. Healthy
  3. Laugh
  4. Husband
  5. Few
  6. Give
  7. Careful
  8. Expensive
  9. Dark
  10. Create
  11. Boy
  12. Absent
  13. Accept
  14. Ascend
  15. Ask

 

English Reading and Oral Language

Click on the link below and read pgs 16-22 of Beast Feasts

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/23319.html

Discuss the word omnivore and see if you can remember what the words carnivore and herbivore mean. Can you list examples of each? Look back at the book if you can’t remember.

 

 

Monday 8th March 2021

Hi everybody. I am delighted to have finally reached our last week of remote learning (hopefully!!) I am really looking forward to seeing your lovely faces this day next week!

Here is some work to keep you going until then…

 

English Corrections

1. played

2. went

3. lived

4. sold

5. saw

6. watched

7. sat

8. met

9. came

10. drove

11. was

12. ate

 

Maths

Please write the answers in your copy

Mental Maths

1. Half 18.

2. Double 11

3. How many sides has an octagon?

4. Draw a horizontal line.

5. Double 7, add on 6, then divide by 2. What is the answer?

6. A matchbox is an example of which 3D shape?

7. How many millilitres in half a litre?

8. There were 10 slices of pizza in the box. I ate 5 of them. What fraction did I eat?

9. 7+7+7+7 = 7 x ?

10. 3 Tens is the same as how many Fives?

11. What number is ten less than 54?

12. I run 2 miles every day for a week. How far do I run?

 

English Writing

Antonyms/Opposites

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

 

English Reading and Oral Language

Click on the link below and read pg1-15 of Beast Feasts

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/23319.html

After Reading

Discuss the words Herbivore and Carnivore.

What do they eat? Can you give examples of each?

 

Have a great day. Make sure to get some exercise and fresh air.

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Friday 5th March

Happy Friday guys! Hopefully I will see you all at assembly at 11am. Don’t forget to send your World Book Day photos to covidphotos@bunscoilris.ie if you haven’t already.

 

Maths Corrections

1. 10

2. 100

3. Metres

4. centimetres

5. millimetres

 

Maths

Mental Maths

Click on the link below and try the Topmarks Daily Ten. You can choose to time yourself or leave the timer off, you can also choose your difficulty level.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

English Writing

Please choose the correct word for each sentence and write them into your copy.

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.
Reading
Click on the link below and read Winnie and Wilbur stay At Home.
Mindfulness
Yoga for kids with Alissa Kepas
I hope you all have a great weekend. Make sure you get out in the fresh air if the weather is nice. I’ll be back on Monday with more work for our final week of online learning (hopefully!)
Ms. Tobin 🙂

Thursday 4th March 2021

Hi everybody. It’s Thursday already, the week is flying. Only eleven more days at home and hopefully we’ll all be back at school!

Here are the corrections and some new work to do. Try your best.

 

Maths Corrections

  1. 3m = 300cm
  2. 4m = 400cm
  3. 9m = 900cm
  4. 2m = 200cm
  5. 4m = 400cm
  6. 33m = 3300cm
  7. 10m = 1000cm
  8. 57m = 5700cm
  9. 02m = 200cm
  10. 20m = 2000cm
  1. 3cm = 30mm
  2. 8cm = 80mm
  3. 19cm = 190mm
  4. 56cm = 560mm
  5. 74cm = 740mm
  6. 5cm= 50mm

 

New Maths

Length

Click on the links below and see if you can figure out what each item measures.

object-ruler-cm1

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm

 

Answer these questions on length in your copy

1. How many millimetres in a centimetre?

2. How many centimeters in a metre?

3. Would you measure the length of a room using metres, centimetres or millimetres?

4. Would you measure the length of a book using metres, centimetres or millimetres?

5. Would you measure a pea using metres, centimetres or millmetres?

6. Find something in your house that measures about a centimetre.

7.Find something in your house that measures about a metre.

 

English Written Work and Oral Language

Today is World Book Day so I am going to ask you to do a simple book review. I would like you to think of a book that you really enjoyed. It may be a book that you have read yourself or it may be a book that your mammy, daddy or teacher read for you…it doesn’t matter! I would like you firstly to talk about the book with a family member and see can you tell them what the story is about. Then I would like you to answer the following questions about the book in your copy and then I would like you to draw an illustration (picture) that you think would be nice on the cover!

  • Who are the main characters?
  • Where is the story set? (Where does it take place?)
  • What is your favourite part of the book?
  • Who is the author? (Who wrote the book?)
  • How does the book end? (Does it have a happy ending?)
  • Why do you like it so much?

 

Reading

Finish the book Rumpelstiltskin

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1491.html

 

Hope you all have a great day. Feel free to pose with your favourite book or  dress up as your favourite character from a book and send your photos into Covidphotos@bunscoilris.ie

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Hi guys. Hope all is well. Here is some work and the corrections for today.

Maths Corrections

1. Lucy, Mam, Leo, Dad

2. 78cm

3. 43cm

4. 4cm

5. 5m 99cm

 

  1. 240cm=2m 40cm
  2. 129cm=1m 29cm
  3. 659cm=6m 59cm
  4. 300cm=3m 0cm
  5. 45cm=om 45cm
  6. 465cm=4m 65cm

 

English Corrections

1.There are two birds on the fence.

Yesterday there were two birds on the fence.

 

  1. I am bringing orange juice to the party.

Yesterday I brought orange juice to the party.

 

  1. Tomorrow Billy is going to the dentist.

Yesterday Billy went to the dentist.

 

  1. Sarah jumps over the fence.

An hour ago Sarah jumped over the fence.

 

  1. Joey is catching an airplane to Spain.

Last year Joey caught an airplane to Spain.

 

6.My sister likes her ice-cream.

My sister liked her ice-cream.

 

  1. There is a cat sitting on the path.

Yesterday there was a cat sitting on the path.

 

8.Tomorrow I am going to eat really healthily.

Yesterday I ate really healthily.

 

Maths Work

Length

Change these lengths from metres to centimetres

Examples: 4.5m = 450cm

                    3.08m = 308cm

                     7m = 700cm

 

  1. 3m = —cm
  2. 4m = —cm
  3. 09m = —cm
  4. 2m = —cm
  5. 4m = —cm
  6. 33m = —cm
  7. 10m = —-cm
  8. 57m = —cm
  9. 02m = —cm
  10. 20m = —cm

 

There are 10mm (millimetres) in 1cm (centimetre) You can see this on your ruler.

Examples: 4cm=40mm

                    45cm = 450mm

How many millimetres are there in…

  1. 3cm = –mm
  2. 8cm = –mm
  3. 19cm = –mm
  4. 56cm = –mm
  5. 74cm = –mm
  6. 5cm= –mm

 

English Written Work

Now that the weather is improving it is finally starting to feel like Spring! Today I would like you to write a few sentences about Spring in your copy.

The following questions might get you thinking about what you could write:

What happens with animals in Spring?

What do the trees look like?

Can you think of any Spring flowers we are starting to see?

What months are in Spring?

What celebrations are there in Spring?

What is the weather like in Spring?

What do you like best about Spring?

 

English Reading

Click on the link below  and read Rumplestiltskin p8-15. Don’t forget to log into Oxford Owl first.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1491.html

 

Oral Language

Today I want you to put on your timer and talk about the season of Spring for as long as you can. See how long you can talk for! You can mention the months of Spring, Lent, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, new baby animals, longer days, better weather and lots more I’m sure. Maybe your birthday is in Spring! Do it in front of an adult if you can and they will help you out if you get stuck.

 

Have a good day and hopefully the sun will be shining again!

Ms. Tobin:-)

 

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Hi everybody. I hope you all got out to enjoy the beautiful weather on the first day of March, long may it continue! It is great to see some of you posting your work on Dojo, please continue to do so. It is lovely to see your work and praise all the effort you are making.

Here are the corrections and some work for today.

 

Maths Corrections

1. 74

2. 576

3.72

4.100

5. 0

6. 900

7. 0456

8. 500

9. tens

10. 5400

 

English Corrections

  1. ‘You have eaten three biscuits today.’
  2. ‘Why have you come home early?’
  3. ‘Who has taken my water?’
  4. We ate too much last night.
  5. Tom gave his dog a biscuit.
  6. John fell off his bike yesterday.
  7. ‘I’m sorry, I’ve forgotten your name.’
  8. She took my pencil.
  9. ‘Sorry Miss, I forgot my homework.’

 

New Maths

 

Length

Here are the heights of Leo’s family:

Leo: 1m 64cm    Lucy: 86cm    Dad: 1m 96cm    Mam: 1m 53cm

  1. Order the family from shortest to tallest
  2. What is the difference in height between Leo and Lucy?
  3. What is the difference in height between Mam and Dad?
  4. How many more centimetres would Dad have to grow to be 2m?
  5. Add all the heights together. What answer do you get? Give your answer in metres and centimetres.

 

Change these lengths from centimetres to metres and centimetres.

Remember 1m=100cm

For example: 157cm=1m and 57cm

  1. 240cm=
  2. 129cm=
  3. 659cm=
  4. 300cm=
  5. 45cm=
  6. 465cm=

 

Counting

Say the following sequences out loud and fill in the blanks:

  1. 4, 8, 12,–,–, 24, — c) 9, 18, –, 36, –, 54
  2. 19, 18, 17,–, –, 14, — d) 85, 80, –,–, 65,–

 

English Written Work

Change each sentence to the past tense and write the sentences in your copy.

 

1.There are two birds on the fence.

Yesterday there —— two birds on the fence.

 

  1. I am bringing orange juice to the party.

Yesterday I ——- orange juice to the party.

 

  1. Tomorrow Billy is going to the dentist.

Yesterday Billy ——- to the dentist.

 

  1. Sarah jumps over the fence.

An hour ago Sarah ——- over the fence.

 

  1. Joey is catching an airplane to Spain.

Last year Joey —– an airplane to Spain.

 

6.My sister likes her ice-cream.

My sister —— her ice-cream.

 

  1. There is a cat sitting on the path.

Yesterday there —- a cat sitting on the path.

 

8.Tomorrow I am going to eat really healthily.

Yesterday I —– really healthily.

 

Reading

Read page 1-7 of Rumplestiltskin by clicking on the link below.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1491.html

 

That’s all for today guys. Try your best!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Monday 1st March 2021

Hi everybody. I hope you all had a nice weekend and you made the most of the dry weather. Can you believe March is here already?! Hopefully the days will start getting longer and warmer now so you can all get out for some fresh air. Only two weeks, hopefully, until I will see you all at school!

 

Here are the corrections and some work for today…

 

Maths Corrections

. Choose the number in which the digit 5 has the greatest value.
(a) 4,652   (c) 9,510
(b) 5,183    (d) 6,005

2. Round the number 7,488 to the nearest thousand.7000

3. 95 + 59 + 176 = 330

4. Len delivered 270 leaflets on Monday. On Tuesday, he
delivered 50 more leaflets than he did on Monday. How
many leaflets did he deliver on Tuesday? 320

6. Draw hands on a clock face to show the 15 minutes to 5. Big hand at 9, little hand just coming up to 5.

7. Change 25 past 9 to digital time. 9.25

8. Which time comes 1 hour  before 5 past 2? 5 past 1

9. 21 x 8 = 168

10. How many more pages have I to read of my 500 page
book if I read 95 pages on each of the last 3 nights? 215

 

English Corrections

1) joys

2)amazingly

3)tries

4)annoyed

5)finally

 

New Maths Work

Place Value

Choose the correct answer to these questions and write them in your copy.

  1. Who am I
    My units digit is four
    My tens digit is 3 more than my units digit
    I am the number ____________?

a) 34
b) 43
c) 74
d) 47

2) Who am I
My units digit is six
My tens digit is 1 more than units digit
my hundreds digit is 2 less than my tens digit I am the number ____________

a) 276
b) 576
c) 675
d) 566

3) 22 more than 50 ________?

a) 72
b) 38
c) 28
d) 70

4) 1 added to 99 gives ________?

a) 1
b) 0
c) 10
d) 100

5) Take away 8 from 8 _______?

a) 0
b) 1
c) 2
d) 3

6) 100 less than 1000 is ________?

a) 800
b) 900
c) 100
d) 600

7) __________ Is the smallest four digit numeral formed by 4,5,0,6?

a) 0456
b) 4506
c) 4650
d) 4056

8) The value of 5 in 3578 ?

a) 505
b) 550
c) 55
d) 500

9) __________place lies right to the hundreds place in a number?

a) Tens
b) Thousands
c) Hundreds
d) Ones

10) One number for 400+5000

a) 451
b) 5401
c) 5400
d) 901

 

English Written Work

 

Present Perfect & Simple Past Verbs

 

Example of present perfect:

I have written to your parents.

 

Example of simple past:

I wrote to your parents last week.

 

 

Activity 1

Fill in the missing words and write the sentences in your copy.

broken           come          eaten          started         ate    fell

forgotten    forgot        given          gave         took       taken

  1. ‘You have _______ three biscuits today.’
  2. ‘Why have you _______ home early?’
  3. ‘Who has _______ my water?’
  4. We _______ too much last night.
  5. Tom _______ his dog a biscuit.
  6. John _______ off his bike yesterday.
  7. ‘I’m sorry, I’ve ________ your name.’
  8. She ______ my pencil.
  9. ‘Sorry Miss, I _______ my homework.’

 

English Reading

Read The Lazy Giant chapter 5

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/27295.html

 

Oral Language

Pick a topic that you know a lot about such as soccer or music or even food. Talk about that topic for a full minute, trying to fit in as many facts about the topic as you can! Time yourself 🙂

 

That’s all for today guys. Have a good day!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

Friday 26th February

Hi guys. Here are the corrections for today and a little bit of work. I hope you all have a lovely weekend! 🙂

 

Maths Corrections

1. 1kg=1000g

2. 1m=100cm

3. 1km=1000m

4. 1cm=10mm

5. 1l=1000ml

6. €1=100c

 

English Corrections

1.and

2.so/and

3.and/or

4.but

5.because

6.or

7.but

8.so, and

9.because

 

Maths Work

1. Choose the number in which the digit 5 has the greatest value.
(a) 4,652   (c) 9,510
(b) 5,183    (d) 6,005

2. Round the number 7,488 to the nearest thousand.

3. 95 + 59 + 176 = ___________

4. Len delivered 270 leaflets on Monday. On Tuesday, he
delivered 50 more leaflets than he did on Monday. How
many leaflets did he deliver on Tuesday? ___________

6. Draw hands on a clock face to show the 15 minutes to 5.

7. Change 25 past 9 to digital time.

8. Which time comes 1 hour  before 5 past 2?

9. 21 x 8 = ___________

10. How many more pages have I to read of my 500 page
book if I read 95 pages on each of the last 3 nights? _________

 

 

English Writing

Choose the word or phrase that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word.

1. Jane squealed with delight as she opened her present.

a)fear   b)joy   c)terror   d)anger

2. The chair was surprisingly heavy.

a)sadly   b)fairly   c)amazingly   d)delightfully

3. Learning to ride a bike takes a few attempts.

a)tries   b)fails   c)days   d)runs

4. He felt frustrated when he couldn’t do it properly.

a)pleased   b)annoyed  c)thrilled   d)bold

5. Eventually we reached the top of the hill

a)immediately   b)soon   c)finally   d)quickly

 

English Reading

Read The Lazy Giant chapter 3 and 4

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/27295.html

 

 

Thursday 25th February

Hi guys. Happy Thursday! We are nearly there, the weekend is in sight 🙂

 

Maths Corrections

  1. How many grams are in ¾ of a kg? 750g
  2. How many grams are in 2½kg? 2500g
  3. Add 3.3kg, 4.745kg, and 6.88kg. 14.925kg
  4. Subtract 4.465kg from 11.21kg. 6.745
  5. 1.125kg + 4.09kg + 6.77kg =11.985
  6. Which of the following weights is the heaviest: 740g, 9.25g or 0.85kg? 0.85kg
  7. Rory weighs 79.65kg and Brendan weighs 73.4kg. What is their total weight?153.05k

 

English Corrections

  1. We grow vegetables in our greenhouse.
  2. Would you prefer a banana or an orange?
  3. The rocket launched into space. 
  4. I went to the shop and bought an ice-cream.
  5. Are you going to go to the cinema this evening?
  6. You can come over to my to my house tomorrow.

 

New Maths Work

 

Measures Revision

1. How many grammes in a kilogram?

2. How many centimetres in a metre?

3. How many metres in a kilometre?

4. How many milimetres in a centimetre?

5. How many mililitres in a litre?

6. How many cents in a euro?

 

Click on the link below to play a measures game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm

 

English Writing

Insert the correct conjunction from the words below 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

Read The Lazy Giant chapter 1 and 2

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/27295.html

 

Oral Language

List as many fruits and vegetables as you can think of. Go through the letters of the alphabet and see can you name a fruit or vegetable for each letter.

For example: A is for apple

B is for broccoli

C is for carrots

 

That’s all for today folks. Have a great day!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

 

Wednesday 24th February

Hi everybody,

l hope you are all doing well. The weather has taken a bad turn so I will post a few home exercise links that you may like to use during the week. Keep trying hard with your schoolwork. You won’t feel it before we are all back, at the moment it looks like we will be returning on the 15th of March so fingers crossed it will happen!

Here are the corrections and some work for today…

Maths Corrections

You will need to upload your number facts to Dojo please, for me to check if they are correct.

 

English Corrections

1. What did the princess want for her birthday?

The princess wanted a golden ball for her birthday.

2. What did the frog want in return for the golden ball?

The frog wanted to be her friend in return for the golden ball.

3. Can you think of words to describe the princess at the beginning of the story?

The princess was spoilt and selfish because she expected her mother to get her a ball made from gold. She was rude because she never said thank-you to the frog when he got the ball. She was dishonest and mean because she promised the frog that she would be his friend but she didn’t mean it.

 

New Maths Work

Counting (Out loud)

  • Count forwards from 67 to 85
  • Count backwards from 73 to 62
  • Count in twos from 86 to 100
  • Count in tens from 50 to 120
  • Count backwards in fives from 50 to 20
  • Count in sixes from 12 to 48
  • Count backwards from 108 to 93

 

Weight

Before doing these sums remember that 1kg=1000g and half a kg=500g

Also, when adding or subtracting weights, make sure you add them downwards and make sure the decimal point is directly underneath the decimal point.

  1. How many grams are in ¾ of a kg?
  2. How many grams are in 2½kg?
  3. Add 3.3kg, 4.745kg, and 6.88kg.
  4. Subtract 4.465kg from 11.21kg.
  5. 1.125kg + 4.09kg + 6.77kg =
  6. Which of the following weights is the heaviest: 740g, 9.25g or 0.85kg?
  7. Rory weighs 79.65kg and Brendan weighs 73.4kg. What is their total weight?

 

English Writing

Common Nouns

A noun is the name of a person, place, animal or thing. Common nouns are just like concrete nouns in the way that you can physically touch them. A common noun is a general name for people, places, animals or things, e.g. ‘dog’.

Underline the common nouns in the following sentences.

  1. We grow vegetables in our greenhouse.
  2. Would you prefer a banana or an orange?
  3. The rocket launched into space.
  4. I went to the shop and bought an ice-cream.
  5. Are you going to go to the cinema this evening?
  6. You can come over to my house tomorrow.

 

English Reading and Oral Language

Read the story ‘The Orchid Thief’ from Oxford Owl ebooks.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/26340.html

After reading try to retell the story in your own words. Please try to tell it in the right order and use the correct names for the characters.

 

Exercise Links

Kids and adults workout (16 mins)

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

Donna Dunne Fitness (27 mins)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggsQ7BB5J_4

 

That’s all for today guys. Chat tomorrow.

Ms Tobin:-)

Tuesday 23rd February

Hi guys,

I hope you got settled back into your daily homeschool routine. It was fantastic to see so many pupils back on the class Zoom meeting, keep it up! Remember that even if you only do a little bit of work every day, it is far better than doing nothing at all. Don’t give up if you have a bad day, just start afresh the next day. These are tough times so it is very important to be kind to yourself and be proud of all the things you manage to do!

For a little bit of positivity today I want you to start your day by reading the poem below (which I really agree with!) If it is a bit difficult to read, ask your mam or dad to read it out to you and give yourself a big clap on the back!

 

Maths Corrections

1. What are the least expensive items on the menu?

Olives Marinate and Roasted Tomatoes

2. What is the most expensive item on the menu?

Dough Balls Double

3. How much change would you get from €5.00 if you ordered Garlic Bread?

35 cent

4. How much change would you get from €10.00 if you ordered Dough Balls Doppio?

€1.35

5. What is the difference in price between the Roasted Tomatoes and the Garlic Bread with Mozzarella?

€1.90

6. List three items you could afford to buy if you had €15.00. How much change would you get back?

This answer depends on which three items you picked. Maybe your mam or dad could check it for you or you can upload all your answers to Dojo and I will see how you got on!

 

New Maths

Look at the numbers in the blue squares below and write one fact that is true for each of the numbers.

For example, if your number was 7, you could say any of the following facts:

  • This is an odd number between 6 and 8. 
  • This is the product when you multiply 7 by 1
  • This is is a prime number because it will only divide by itself and 1.
  • 5+2 makes this number, 4+3 makes this number, 6+1 makes this number
  • A heptagon has this number of sides

25 Fun Maths Games For Kids To Do At Home | Free Maths Activities

See if anybody at home can figure out your numbers when you read out the facts about them!

 

English reading and writing

Read the the book ‘The Frog Prince’ by clicking the link below. Answer the questions underneath in your copy please. Don’t forget to write a full sentence for your answer !

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24759.html

1. What did the princess want for her birthday?

2. What did the frog want in return for the golden ball?

3. Can you think of words to describe the princess at the beginning of the story?

4. Did you ever break a promise?

 

 

Mindfulness Activity for this week 

Be the Pond/ Cosmic kids Zen Den

https://youtu.be/wf5K3pP2IUQ

 

 

Monday 22nd February

Hi guys,

Welcome back! I hope you all had a fabulous Mid-Term Break and enjoyed a rest from the work. We are still not sure when we are going back to school but hopefully it won’t be too much longer. Until then we must continue to try our best with remote learning. Try to get your daily routine back on track this week by getting up early, getting dressed, having a good breakfast, keeping yourself clean, joining your class Zoom meeting on time and making time for some schoolwork, exercise and relaxation. We all feel better when we have a plan to follow, so maybe spend some time this morning thinking about the week ahead and motivate yourself by making a little timetable for your activities.

Now for a little bit of work!

 

Maths

Look at the menu below and answer the questions underneath in your copy.

Remember to find the difference or to find out what change you get you take away.

1. What are the least expensive items on the menu?

2. What is the most expensive item on the menu?

3. How much change would you get from €5.00 if you ordered Garlic Bread?

4. How much change would you get from €10.00 if you ordered Dough Balls Doppio?

5. What is the difference in price between the Roasted Tomatoes and the Garlic Bread with Mozzarella?

6. List three items you could afford to buy if you had €15.00. How much change would you get back?

 

English Writing

Today I would like you to do a little bit of Recount Writing about your Mid-Term Break.

Perhaps you could answer some of the following questions in your paragraph…

  • What did you do for fun?
  • Did you watch any nice films?
  • Did you go for any interesting walks?
  • How did you help out at home?
  • Did you eat anything nice or get any treats?
  • Did you stay up later or sleep on late in the morning?
  • Did you make anything?
  • Did you do a video call or a Zoom with anyone?

I would love if you would upload your writing to the Class Dojo and I can look at it there!

 

Reading/Poetry

Read the following poem aloud with expression. You might have to practice it a few times if you have difficulty with some of the words.

Sick

Don’t breathe next to me!
You might get me sick.
Your nose is so red
That it looks like a brick.

Your eyes are all puffy;
You’re sneezing a lot.
I’m leaving the room;
I don’t want what you’ve got.

Don’t cough when I’m here –
You might pass it on.
For goodness sakes,
Cover your mouth when you yawn!

And don’t touch my food
Lest your cooties adhere,
Thus making me sick
For the rest of the year.

The last thing I need
Is a cold or a flu,
And so I am thinking
I’ll bid you adieu.

I’m much better off
Wherever you’re not –
Don’t breathe next to me;
I don’t want what you’ve got!

~ Barbara Vance

 

Oral Language

Discuss the poem and answer the following questions orally

  • Can you remember a time when you were sick?
  • How did you feel? List as many words as you can to describe how awful you felt. For example: tired, cranky, sore….
  • Did you have to stay at home from school?
  • Were you able to eat/drink anything?
  • Did you have to go to the doctor?
  • What were your symptoms? For example: runny nose, fever….

That’s all for today guys. Don’t forget to get out for a walk and help out a little bit at home if you can.

Stay safe!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Friday 12th February

Hi everybody,

Happy Friday! Today I am going to give you some educational activities and games to keep you going over the mid-term break, just in case you are bored! You can do them all today instead if you want!;-)

I hope you all really enjoy the break from remote learning. I know it is not easy to sit down and do the work by yourself day after day, so well done to those of you have been working hard since the start of lockdown.

Don’t forget assembly today at 11am.

Chat soon,

Ms Tobin 🙂

 

Maths Corrections

How many 5c coins in 30c? 6

2) Double 14 28

3) Round 67 to the nearest 10 70

4) How many centimetres in 6 metres? 600cm

5) What is 3 times 8? 24

6) Write down all the odd numbers from the list below

3, 6, 8, 12, 15, 19, 67, 47 

7) How many sides in a quadrilateral? 4

8) How many faces does a cube have? 6

9) (4×3)+7= 19

10) How many years are there in a decade? 10

 

Maths Activities and Games

The Daily Ten is excellent for revising mental maths. You can set your own time intervals between questions. Click the link below and see what level suits you.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Revise your tables and doubles by clicking the link below and playing Hit the Button.

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

See if you can recognise the odd and even numbers by clicking the link below

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/carroll-diagrams/odd-and-even

 

English Activities

Watch the video below, ‘Embarked,’and either write down or discuss how Jimmy felt at the beginning of the video and and the end. How do you think the the treehouse felt at different stages of the story?

https://www.literacyshed.com/embarked.html

 

Look at the picture below and answer the questions

Picture

  • Where is he from?
  • Why is he so small?
  • Are there more like him?
  • Where does he live?
  • How will you look after him?
  • Will you keep him a secret or tell someone?
  • What is he called?
  • Is he magic?  What magic can he do?

 

Reading

Read over any of the Oxford Owl books from the last few weeks, especially those you found a bit tricky. Try to keep up the reading over the break.

 

Exercise

Kidsbop ‘Fight Song’

If you fancy learning a new dance this is a great song to dance to!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40uEcTuqIvM

 

Yoga Poses for kids

Yoga is very relaxing. It is not only a good exercise for our bodies but also for our minds. This thirteen minute video shows you how to do some of the well known yoga poses so that you can do them all by yourself and improve your flexibility

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho9uttOZdOQ

 

Art

Valentine’s Day Card

Your final activity is to make your mam/dad/ granny/ grandad a nice card for Valentine’s Day and show them that you care for them and love them. It is especially important this year to spread the love and joy!

Enjoy the break 🙂

 

Thursday 11th February

Maths Corrections

  1. (4×5) +6=26
  2. Write down the number three hundred and seven: 307
  3. Fill in the missing number 54=46+8
  4. What is halfway between 10 and 20? 15
  5. List the multiples of three between 1 and 15: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15
  6. What is the value of the digit 3 in the number 734? 3 tens
  7. I have €1.00. I spend 45c. How much do I have left? 55c
  8. Today is the 10th of February. What date is it in a week’s time? 17th February
  9. What is double 40? 80
  10. An apple costs 23c. What do 3 apples cost? 69c

 

New Maths

Count backwards from 67 to 59

Count forwards from 80 to 95

Count with a partner. Start at 100 and count backwards taking turns saying every second number until you get to one

Revise counting in threes to 36

Revise counting in fours to 48

Revise counting in fives to 60

 

Mental Maths

1) How many 5c coins in 30c?

2) Double 14

3) Round 67 to the nearest 10

4) How many centimetres in 6 metres?

5) What is 3 times 8?

6) Write down all the odd numbers from the list below

3, 6, 8, 12, 15, 19, 67, 47

7) How many sides in a quadrilateral?

8) How many faces does a cube have?

9) (4×3) + 7 =

10) How many years are there in a decade?

 

English Exercise

Adjectives are words that describe nouns. For example: The shy girl

Adverbs are words that describe verbs. For example: He ate quickly

Complete the sentences with an adjective or adverb.

Please write the sentences in your copy

1. He is a  boy.
2. He is tired because he has worked .
3. He isn’t tired because he has slept .
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 .

 

Reading and Oral Language

Read page 1 to 15 of ‘The Big Breakfast’

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1395.html

What is your favourite breakfast to eat?

What is your least favourite breakfast?

 

Physical Education

Shake off the cobwebs by doing this great little home workout!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc4QS2USKmk

 

That’s all for today guys, try your best please!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Wednesday 10th February

Hi guys,

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. We have just three more days to go until our mid-term break so try your best to do all the work you can for the next few days and then you can relax a bit, knowing that you have put in  a great effort!

Don’t forget to air your brains outside for a while every day and practice some mindfulness through meditation or yoga.

Here is the work for today…

 

Maths Corrections

1) 7, 14, 21, 28

2) 49, 42, 35, 28

3) 70, 63, 56, 49

4) 63, 70, 77, 84

 

Fractions

1) 4/4

2)1/2

3)6/8

4)6/9

5)2/6

6)2/10

 

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.

 

New Maths Work

Counting

Count backwards from 76 to 62

Count backwards from 97 to 85

Count forwards from 38 to 50

Count forwards from 98 to 110

Count backwards in threes from 24 to 0

Count forwards in sevens from 21 to 49

 

Mental Maths

Please write the answers in your copy

  1. (4×5) +6=
  2. Write down the number three hundred and seven
  3. Fill in the missing number 54=46+?
  4. What is halfway between 10 and 20?
  5. List the multiples of three between 1 and 15
  6. What is the value of the digit 3 in the number 734?
  7. I have €1.00. I spend 45c. How much do I have left?
  8. Today is the 10th of February. What date is it in a week’s time?
  9. What is double 40?
  10. An apple costs 23c. What do 3 apples cost?

 

English Exercise

Yesterday I asked you to  discuss your favourite things with somebody at home. Today I would like you to write these into your copy as sentences. Write at least 6 sentences about your favourite things.

 Examples:

  • My favourite drink is orange juice because it is very refreshing and full of vitimin C.
  • My favourite film is Oliver because I love the story and the songs in it are brilliant too!
  • My favourite food is steak because it is tasty and I don’t get to have it too often.

 

Reading and Oral Language

Click on the link below and read ‘The Orchard Thief’

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/26340.html

Discuss what happens in the story and try to retell the story in your own words.

or

If you want something slightly more difficult click the link below and read ‘Who Eats Who?’

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/33407.html

Can you remember why living things eat each other?

Can you remember the food chain from a hot place?

 

That’s all for today folks. Have a great day!

Ms Tobin 🙂

 

Tuesday 9th February

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and happy. Here are the corrections and new work for today. If you need any assistance please contact me at the above email address or via Dojo message. Have a good day!

 

Maths Corrections

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

 

English Corrections

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?

 

New Maths Exercise

Counting

Last week we were practicing counting in sevens. Today I would like you to fill in the sequences based on counting forwards and backwards in sevens.

1) 7, 14, –, 28

2) 49, 42, –, 28

3) 70, –, 56, 49

4) 63, 70, –, —

 

Fractions

Click on the link below and write the answers in your copy please.

find-equivalent-fraction

 

New English Work

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 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.

1)What does Brian do?

2)When does he always have his lunch?

3)What time does he usually get up?

4)What is he doing at 12.00 today?

5)How does he usually go to work?

6)Why does he usually watch TV at 7.30?

7)Why is he driving to work today?

8)What time does he go to bed?

9)What time does he arrive at work everyday?

 

*For extra reading pick a book that suits your level from Oxford Owl Reading Website. 

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

 

Oral Language

Talk to somebody at home about all your favourite things! You can ask them, in turn, what their favourite things are. Make sure to tell them why it is your favourite.

For example you might say ‘My favourite bar is a Dairymilk because I like plain chocolate, without caramel or nuts or raisins. Also, Cadbury is my favourite make of chocolate’.

Here are some ideas:

My Favourite Place…

My Favourite Film…

My Favourite Song….

My Favourite Colour…

My Favourite Hobby…

My Favourite Book…

I’m sure you can think of lots more favourite things all by yourself. Don’t forget to say why you like them so much!

 

That’s all for today guys. I’ll be back tomorrow with more work. Just try your best please.

Ms Tobin 🙂

 

Monday 8th February

Hi everybody,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and that you got some fresh air and exercise!

Here is some work for today….

 

Maths

Click on the link below to get a fraction wall, this will help you to understand equal fractions.

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

 

 Fractions

 

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

 

Decimals

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, —

 

English Writing

Please write these sentences in your copy and fill in the correct word.

Fill in me, you, him, her, it, us, you or 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 ?

 

 

Reading and Oral language

Read ‘A Mouse in the House’ by clicking the link below.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/30561.html

After Reading: Can you remember the steps for taking care of a mouse? What dangers may a mouse encounter around the house? How often should you clean a mouse’s house? Would you like to have a mouse for a pet? Why? Where do you buy mouse food?

 

 

Mindfulness Exercise

Guided meditation for Anxiety and Worry: The Magic Shell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX9PUQcdQ2U

You might get a chance to do this at some stage today or you can come back to it another time. Invite your family to join in with you, it is very relaxing!

Have a lovely day 🙂

 

 

Friday 5th February

Hi guys and a big ‘Happy Friday’ to you all!

I am  going to give you some fun activities today as I’m sure you have been working really hard at your written exercises all week. As it is Mental Health week, today’s theme is Mindfulness and Wellbeing. Enjoy!

Don’t forget to join our assembly at 11am where Mr. Moran will be showing us pictures of everybody helping out at home. If you haven’t sent in your photos yet, please submit them to Covidphotos@bunscoilris.ie

Have a super weekend and, most importantly, stay safe!

 

Maths Corrections

1. A teacher asks some children to arrange some chairs into 12 rows of eight chairs. How many chairs will be laid out? 96

2. A crate contains 32 packs of four water bottles. How many bottles are there on each crate? 128

3. A photo album contains 28 pages. Each page can hold six photos. How many photos can each album hold? 168

4. A grocer has 37 packs of bananas. Each pack contains seven bananas. How many bananas are in the packs? 259

5. Marbles are sold in bags of 25. A shop has 6 bags. How many marbles are there in the shop? 150

6. A library has 50 shelves. Each shelf has 10 books. How many books are there in the library? (to multiply by 10 you just add a zero!) 500

 

English Corrections

Giraffes are the tallest living animals in the world. They can .grow up to about 5 metres tall. That
is about as tall as a doubledecker  bus!
Giraffes live in Africa. Their long necks help them to eat the leaves in the tallest part of the trees. They like the leaves on the acacia trees most of all.
Giraffes can run very fast but not for very long. They can sleep standing up but often sleep sitting down with their feet tucked under them.

Maths Games (New)

Click on the link below to play Place Value Millionaire Game.

http://www.math-play.com/Place-Value-Millionaire/place-value-millionaire-game_html5.html

Click on the link below to practice ordering number.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=HigherAndLower

The final game I would like you to try out today will allow you to practice both ordering and sequencing numbers. You can choose whatever difficulty level you feel is suitable for you.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/chinese-dragon-ordering

 

Mindfulness Exercise/ Writing

Things to look forward to in the future!

I would like you to find a jar/container and some paper and I would like you to cut the paper into small rectangles. On each rectangle I would like you to write down something that you are looking forward to in the future. It might be something simple like watching a movie with your family at the weekend, or it could be something that you are looking forward to when  the Pandemic is over!

It is so important to have things to look forward to!

Click on the link below for some ideas to decorate your jar. You don’t have to do it exactly like this, you can keep it simple if you like!

t-tp-2549511-wellbeing-craft—things-to-look-forward-to-jar_ver_9

 

Guided Meditation

Letting Go of Worries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZO-R7iuCNo

 

Storytime and Reading

Today I am going to ask you to listen to the story ‘In my Heart, a book of feelings’. It is lovely!

It is very important that we recognise our feelings and realise that all these feelings are perfectly normal. It is okay to be sad and angry sometimes, we just need to wait for these emotions to pass and talk to our family when we are feeling down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIfLgHBwYx4

I would also like you to read the story ‘Everybody Worries’ again.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29765.html

 

I hope you all have a fabulous and ‘worry-free’ weekend! 🙂

 

Thursday 4th February

Hi everybody. Here is the work and corrections from today. If you are unable to post the work on Dojo, please email it to my email address which is posted above. I would really love to see the work that you are doing!

 

Maths Corrections

a) €2.40 = 240c
b) €3.36 = 336c
c) €1.99 = 199c
d) €0.63 = 63c
e) €5.00 = 500c
f) €7.50 = 750c

a) 80c = €0.80
b) 231c = €2.13
c) 5c = €0.05
d) 500c = €5.00
e) 320c = €3.20
f) 139c = €1.39

 

English Corrections

Click below for the answers to yesterdays questions.

Wolves Differentiated Reading Comprehension Ma Answers

New 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?

5. Marbles are sold in bags of 25. A shop has 6 bags. How many marbles are there in the shop?

6. A library has 50 shelves. Each shelf has 10 books. How many books are there in the library? (to multiply by 10 you just add a zero!)

 

Counting

Continue to practice counting in sevens with and without using the hundred square. Make sure you count forwards and backwards in sevens as far as 84.

 

New English Exercise

 

All About Giraffes

Amazing Fact!
In the wild, giraffes eat lots of leaves and plants and spend
most of their day eating!

Challenge
Choose from the words below to fill the gaps in these sentences. Write the paragraph into your copy neatly please.

most             up          grow          necks          Africa
feet              leaves         bus         long           tallest

Giraffes are the ——- living animals in the world. They can ——- up to about 5 metres tall. That
is about as tall as a doubledecker  ——!
Giraffes live in ——. Their long ——help them to eat the ——in the tallest part of the trees. They like the leaves on the acacia trees —— of all.
Giraffes can run very fast but not for very —— . They can sleep standing — but often sleep sitting down with their —— tucked under them.

 

Reading

Read page 12-23 of ‘Things that Sting’

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1440.html

 

Oral Language

Name all the animals and things that sting from the book. Can you think of any more?

List the ways to treat the different types of stings?

Play a game with somebody at home where you describe how to treat a particular sting and they try to guess what it is that you are describing!

 

Wednesday 3rd February

Hi guys,

I hope you got on okay with yesterday’s work. If you found the maths difficult, don’t worry, we will do it together when we are back at school. Some things are easier to explain in person but I hope you all tried your best to figure out the answers. Today I will add some mindful exercises to the day’s work so you can wind down after using your brain so much!

Have a good day 🙂

 

Maths Corrections

1) (5 x 8)=30+10

2) (4 x 9)=28+8

3) (8+12)=2+18

4) 7+5=(4 x 3)

5) (36+4)=20+20

6) (48-6)=7 x 6

7) 56-6=(5×10)

8) (20+10)=3 x 10

9) (4+4+4+4)=4 x 4

10) (5+5+5)=3 x 5

 

English Corrections

1. The supermarket is over there.

2.The children hung up their coats.

3. We went over there in their car.

4. There was a hurricane and they lost their home.

5. Their mother told them to run over there.

6. In Antartica there are dry valleys where no snow falls.

7. Scientists put on goggles to protect their eyes.

8.There are many different creatures living in the sea.

9.The father penguins protect their eggs until they hatch.

10. There are elephant seals over there.

 

New Maths

 

Counting

Practice counting forwards and backwards in sevens all the way to 84, then try to count backwards. Use your hundred square first of all to help you and,by Friday, hopefully you can do it without the hundred square!

 

Money

When changing from Euros to cents get rid of the decimal point and if there is a zero before the decimal point you leave that out too. Example: €0.14=14c

Write these amounts in cents:
a) €2.40 =
b) €3.36 =
c) €1.99 =
d) €0.63 =
e) €5.00 =
f) €7.50 =

When changing from cents to Euros you add a decimal point after the hundreds digit. If the sum of money is less than a Euro you put a zero before the decimal point and after the decimal point if it is less than 10 c. Examples: 7c=€0.07,    13c=€0.13

Write these amounts in Euros:
a) 80c =
b) 231c =
c) 5c =
d) 500c =
e) 320c =
f) 139c =

 

English Reading and Writing Exercise

Click into the link below and read the comprehension about wolves. Please answer the questions in your copy.

Wolves Differentiated Reading Comprehension Ma

 

Mindfulness Exercise

Guided Meditation: The Magnificent Garden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNKA2k44aTw

 

That’s all for today guys. I really hope you enjoy doing the meditation, you could try to get all your family to do it!!

Stay safe,

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Tuesday 2nd February

Hi everybody,

I hope you are all doing well! Here are the corrections and exercises for today. Please have a look at what you got wrong to see if the correct answer makes sense to you. If you like, you can correct your mistakes before uploading them to Class Dojo…it’s up to you 🙂

 

Maths Corrections

  1. 665=6 hundreds
  2. 8696=6 units
  3. 674=7 tens
  4. 62=2 units
  5. 796=7 hundreds
  6. 3887=3 thousands
  1.  76, 746, 764, 7640
  2. 690,960, 6990, 9660
  3.  3, 30, 300, 3000, 3003
  4. 263, 326, 2603, 2630
  5. 375, 573, 5703, 5730

 

New Maths 

 

Today we will be balancing two sides of an equation when there is a n equals sign in between.

For Example: (5×7)=(_+25)

Method

  • 5 x 7=35 so we need the other side to make 35 too.
  • What plus 25 makes 35? 10 is the answer because 10+25=35
  •  Always work out the side with no missing number first.
  • The last step is to check over and make sure that both sides balance.
  •   (5 x 7)=(10+25) Both sides are equal because they both make 35

1) (5 x 8)=30+_

2) (4 x 9)=28+_

3) (8+12)=2+_

4) 7+_=(4 x 3)

5) (36+4)=20+_

6) (48-6)=7 x _

7) 56-_=(5×10)

8) (20+10)=3 x _

9) (4+4+4+4)=4 x _

10) (5+5+5)=3 x _

 


 

English Written Exercise

 

‘There’ and ‘Their’

  • ‘There’ means ‘in, at, or to that place’. Example: The cow is over there.
  • ‘There‘ is also used to show the existence of something. Example: There are 25 pupils in my class.
  • ‘Their’ means ‘belonging to them’. Example: Their bags were left beside the car.

 

Fill in the the blanks with the correct word ‘there’ or ‘their’ and write the sentences into your copy.

1. The supermarket is over —–.

2.The children hung up —– coats.

3. We went over —– in —– car.

4. —– was a hurricane and they lost —– home.

5. —– mother told them to run over —–.

6. In Antartica —– are dry valleys where no snow falls.

7. Scientists put on goggles to protect —– eyes.

8. —– are many different creatures living in the sea.

9.The father penguins protect —– eggs until they hatch.

10. —– are elephant seals over —–.

 

English Reading and Oral Language

Click the link below and read pages 1-11 of ‘Things that Sting’

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1440.html

After reading answer the following questions orally. Have you ever been stung? What stung you? Did you put anything on the sting? Try to recall as many facts as you can from what you have read so far. Say the facts out loud and you might remember them better!

Have a great day!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Monday 1st February

Hi guys,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are bouncing into the first day of spring! I don’t think it will seem like a new season for a while, as there are still warnings for snow and ice, but we can live in hope;-)

Today is also St. Brigid’s Day and if you feel like getting crafty, Ms. King shared a link showing how to make St. Brigid’s Crosses on Dojo.

Here are the corrections from last week and some new work for today. Try your best!

 

Maths Corrections

1) How many centimetres are there in 3 and a half metres? 350cm

2)Three planks of wood each measure 2m 65cm. What is the total length of 3 planks? 7m 95cm or 795cm

3) (4×5)+(3×5)= 7x5

4) (9×9)+5=86

5) There are 10 chalks in a box. How many chalks are there in 8 boxes? 80

6) How many degrees are there in a straight angle? 180 degrees

7) How many faces does a cube have? 6

8) What time is 20 minutes earlier than 8.30? (Count back in fives!) 8.10

9) How many 5c coins make a euro? 20

10) A teacher bought 3 copies at 12c each. What change did she get from 50c? 14c

 

English Corrections

1.The girls went to the shops and the boys went too.

2.Apples and oranges are the names of  two fruits.

3.The two children went to the circus.

4.The haunted house was too frightening for them.

5.We want to go on holidays to France.

6. We wanted to bake, but we were missing two ingredients.

7.Tom was too full to eat anything.

8.The children went to school carrying two bags.

9.Ben asked to go to Dublin and I did too.

10.It cost us two euro to get into the swimming pool.

 

New Maths

Place Value

The order of four digit numbers are (left to right) Thousands, Hundreds, Tens, Units

For example:

In the number 214, the red digit is 1 ten.

In the number 4567 the red digit is worth 4 thousand.

 

What is the value of the red digit in each number?

  1. 665
  2. 8696
  3. 674
  4. 62
  5. 796
  6. 3887

 

Put the following numbers in order from smallest to biggest:

  1. 764, 7640, 76, 746
  2. 690, 6990, 960, 9660
  3. 300, 30, 3, 3000, 3003
  4. 263, 326, 2630, 2603
  5. 573, 375, 5730, 5703

 

New English Exercise

Write five sentences about your weekend using the following verbs:

1)watched

2)ate

3)helped

4) went

5) played

  • Try to make your sentences interesting by using adjectives.
  • Check your spellings when you are finished and make sure you start each sentence with a capital letter and end with a full stop. Please upload your sentences to Dojo!

 

English Reading and Oral Language

Click on the link below and read poem 2 and 3, Bonfire Night and Pancake Day.

Have you ever been to a bonfire? Discuss what you remember about it.

Do you like pancakes? What are the ingredients used for making pancakes? What is your favourite pancake topping? (Mine is chocolate!!)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1378.html

 

Mindfulness Exercise

Click below for a short 3 minute body scan meditation

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

 

Don’t forget to send in pictures of you helping out at home to  Covidphotos@bunscoilris.ie

I’ll be back tomorrow and will be checking on Dojo for your work in the mean time.

Stay safe and just try your best!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

 

Friday 28th January

Hi everybody,

Happy Friday! Hope to see you all at assembly at 11am this morning.

Well done for putting in another great week of remote learning. I hope you all have a lovely relaxing weekend and enjoy a break from the books 🙂

 

Mental Maths Corrections

  1. Name the three months of Winter. November, December and January
  2. Name the three months of Summer. May, June and July
  3. Today is 20th of April. Emma’s birthday will be in seven months time. In which month is her birthday? November
  4. How many sides in a hexagon? 6
  5. If a half a kg of sweets costs 2euros, how much does 2kgs cost? 8 euros
  6. What is the name given to two lines that will never meet? Parallel lines
  7. 10×10=100
  8. 12×10=120
  9. If a half a litre of orange juice costs 60c, how much does a litre and a half cost? 180c or 1.80
  10. (9×6)-8=46
  11. (4×7)+11=39
  12. 825+50=875
  13. 356-100=256
  14. 89 stamps were shared between 8 people. How many did each person get and how many stamps were left over?11 each with one left over
  15. There were 110 oranges in a box. Half of them were bad, how many were good?55

 

English Corrections

 

1.’Where are you going tonight?’

2.We were hoping to go to the cinema, but it’s closed.

3.’ Where were you going at 8 o’clock this morning?’

4. The children were excited when the teacher told them where they were going.

5. ‘Did you see where the boys were going?’

6. We’re going to Disneyland in June.

7. A person’s accent can tell you where they come from.

8. You had a high temperature when you were sick.

 

New Maths

1) How many centimetres are there in 3 and a half metres?

2)Three planks of wood each measure 2m 65cm. What is the total length of 3 planks?

3) (4×5) + (3×5) = –x5

4) (9×9) + 5 =

5) There are 10 chalks in a box. How many chalks are there in 8 boxes?

6) How many degrees are there in a straight angle?

7) How many faces does a cube have?

8) What time is 20 minutes earlier than 8.30? (Count back in fives!)

9) How many 5c coins make a euro?

10) A teacher bought 3 copies at 12c each. What change did she get from 50c?

 

New English Written Task

Two, To and Too

  • ‘Two’ means the number two. Example: There are two birds in the tree.
  • ‘To’ means towards. Example: I went to school.
  • ‘Too’ means ‘more than enough’ or ‘as well’. Example: The boy ate too much and the girl did too.

Fill in the blanks with the correct word and write these sentences into your copy.

1.The girls went —– the shops and the boys went —-.

2.Apples and oranges are the names of —– fruits.

3.The —– children went —– the circus.

4.The haunted house was —– frightening for them.

5.We want —- go on holidays — France.

6. We wanted —- bake, but we were missing —- ingredients.

7.Tom was —- full—- eat anything.

8.The children went — school carrying — bags.

9.Ben asked — go — Dublin and I did —.

10.It cost us —euro —get into the swimming pool.

 

Reading and Oral Language

Click into the link below and read the book ‘Painting the Loft’.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1345.html

Discuss: Have you ever helped your Granny with painting or any other jobs around the house? If you could decorate your room any way you wanted what would you do?

 

That’s all for this week I will be back on Monday with some more work.

Stay happy and safe!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Thursday 28th January

Hi everybody,

I hope you are all getting on alright with the work and finding some time for relaxation and exercise also. The weather has been awful this week, which makes it harder to get outside. I am going to put up an exercise link at the end of today’s work that will get you moving in the comfort of your own home!

Well done to everybody for your great attendance at the daily Zooms. Yesterday was the highest attendance this week, lets see if we can top it today!

As always, please try to upload you work to you class Dojo. I am linked to your teacher’s Dojo and I can view it there. Feel free to change mistakes you have made when you see the correct answers here; once you have seen where you went wrong there is no harm in fixing it!

Have a good day 🙂

 

Maths Corrections

1)81, 80, 79, 78, 77, 76, 75, 74, 73

2) 103, 102, 101, 100, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95

3) 55, 54, 53, 52, 51, 50, 49, 48, 47

4) 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103

5) 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

 

New Maths 

Mental Maths

Please write the answers in your copy

  1. Name the three months of Winter.
  2. Name the three months of Summer.
  3. Today is 20th of April. Emma’s birthday will be in seven months time. In which month is her birthday?
  4. How many sides in a hexagon?
  5. If a half a kg of sweets costs 2euros, how much does 2kgs cost?
  6. What is the name given to two lines that will never meet?
  7. 10×10=
  8. 12×10=
  9. If a half a litre of orange juice costs 60c, how much does a litre and a half cost?
  10. (9×6)-8=
  11. (4×7)+11=
  12. 825+50=
  13. 356-100=
  14. 89 stamps were shared between 8 people. How many did each person get and how many stamps were left over?
  15. There were 110 oranges in a box. Half of them were bad, how many were good?

 

English Written Work

Today we are going to look at three words: Where, were and we’re. 

Examples a)Where are you going after school?

  b) What were you doing at the playground?

c) We’re going to Dublin on Saturday. (We’re is a short way of saying we are)

Fill in the blanks and write the sentences in your copy.

1.’—— are you going tonight?’

2.We —— hoping to go to the cinema, but it’s closed.

3.’——   ——  you going at 8 o’clock this morning?’

4. The children —– excited when the teacher told them —— they —— going.

5. ‘Did you see —— the boys —– going?’

6. —— going to Disneyland in June.

7. A person’s accent can tell you —– they come from.

8. You had a high temperature when you —– sick.

 

English Reading and Oral Language

Click on the link below and read the book ‘The Strange Beast’.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/23318.html

After Reading

  • Look at the pictures and retell the story in your own words.
  • The story is about elephants. Imagine you are talking to somebody who has never seen an elephant before, how would you describe one to them? (Think about colour, size, shape, features, eating habits etc)

 

8 minute P.E. Workout (Go on…you will feel great after it!!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUp2_VAHIrI

 

Chat tomorrow,

Stay safe,

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

 

 

Wednesday 27th January

Hi guys,

Hope all is well. We are half-way through the week already, so keep trying your best and you will really deserve a break then when the weekend comes. Don’t forget to tune into RTE School Hub if you are at a loose end. I know it airs at the same time as your Zoom call but maybe you could record it and watch it later. Also, as mentioned at assembly last week, don’t forget to forward the pictures of yourself and your pets to Covidphotos@bunscoilris.ie

Have a great day!

 

Maths Corrections

  1. I have 4 equal triangular faces and one square face. What am I?  A square-based pyramid
  2. I have 2 equal triangular faces and 3 rectangular faces. What am I? A triangular prism
  3. I have 6 square shaped equal faces. What am I? A cube
  4. A box of matches is shaped like me. What am I? A cuboid
  5. I have 2 circular faces and one curved face. I can roll. What am I? A cylinder
  6. I am the same shape as a ball. I have no corners. What am I? A sphere

 

Counting Corrections

Say these sequences aloud and fill in the blanks. Use the 100 square if you need to.

1)67, 64, 61, 58, 55, 52,49, 46

2) 45, 43, 41, 39, 37,35, 33

3) 28, 38, 48, 58, 68, 78, 88

4) 99, 89, 79, 69, 59, 49, 39

5) 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56

 

English Corrections

  1. The wolves ran into the bushes after the foxes.
  2. The ladies shouted when the thieves grabbed the knives.
  3. The boys ate the loaves of bread.
  4. The elves packed the sleighs with toys.
  5. The leaves grew on the branches of the trees.
  6. The calves walked around the fields.

 

New Maths Work

Counting

1) Count backwards from 81 to 73 and write out all the numbers.

2) Count backwards from 103 to 95 and write out all the numbers.

3) Count backwards from 55 to 47 and write out all the numbers.

4) Count forwards from 95 to 103 and write out all the numbers.

5) Count forwards from 18 to 26 and write out all the numbers.

 

3D Shapes

Try and find as many cuboid and cube shapes as you can around your house and make a list for each shape.

For example: Cuboid=Cereal box, matches box, mattress

Cube=Square sided tissue box

 

 

New English Reading and Writing

Click the link below to read the book ‘Plants for Dinner’, then answer the questions below in your copy.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/26361.html

  1. Can you name a vegetable with roots?
  2. Can you name three fruits mentioned in the book?
  3. Where do plant shoots grow from?

 

 

 

Tuesday 26th January 2021

Hi guys 🙂

I hope you got on okay with yesterday’s work and that you had fun revising your 2-D shapes. I am trying to ring around to see if you are all able to find the school work online  and upload it. If you haven’t heard from me yet, you will soon! It’s great to hear all the positivity from parents, it sounds like there is fantastic work and play going on in your homes. Well done to all of you that are helping your parents with housework and minding your siblings, it is so important to lend a hand at home when you can. You are all just wonderful, keep it up!!

 

English Corrections

1. The girls ran to the churches.

2. The babies chewed the biscuits.

3. The teachers gave the girls some cakes.

4. The families travelled to the cities.

5. The boys rode the buses through the countries.

6. The fairies and the witches ate the cherries .

7. The armies marched across the deserts.

8. The classes looked at the ponies in the fields.

9. The lorries drove quickly through the streets.

10. The bullies went to the principal’s offices.

 

Maths Work

 

3D Shapes

Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct answer from the words below

Triangular prism     Cube      Sphere      Cylinder      Square-based pyramid      Cuboid

  1. I have 4 equal triangular faces and one square face. What am I?   ———
  2. I have 2 equal triangular faces and 3 rectangular faces. What am I? ——-
  3. I have 6 square shaped equal faces. What am I? ——
  4. A box of matches is shaped like me. What am I?——-
  5. I have 2 round faces and one curved face. I can roll. What am I?——
  6. I am the same shape as a ball. I have no corners. What am I?——

 

Counting

Say these sequences aloud and fill in the blanks. Use the 100 square if you need to.

1)67, 64, 61,–, 55, 52,–, 46

2) 45, 43, 41, –, 37,–,33

3) 28, 38, 48,–, 68, –, 88

4) 99, 89, –, 69, 59, –, 39

5) 8, 16, 24,–, 40, 48, —

 

English Written Work

Singular and Plural Continued

When a word ends with f or fe in the singular form, you change it to v and add es to make the plural form.

Example: wolf changes to wolves

In your copy, change the underlined words to their plural form

  1. The wolf ran into the bush after the fox.
  2. The lady shouted when the thief grabbed the knife.
  3. The boy ate the loaf of bread.
  4. The elf packed the sleigh with toy.
  5. The leaf grew on the branch of the tree.
  6. The calf walked around the field.

 

Reading and Oral Language

Read the book ‘Home for a Night’ and try to tell the story to somebody at home from memory. Have you ever stayed away from home for the night? Have you ever gone camping before? What things would you need to bring with you on a camping trip?

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/23320.html

or

click the link below for a slightly harder book if you want to challenge yourself

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1352.html

 

That’s all for today guys. Please try to upload whatever work you have done to your portfolio on Dojo. It doesn’t have to be perfect at all, I would just love to see that you are trying.

Stay safe!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Monday 25th January 2021

Hi everybody. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Did you get a chance to play in the snow and build a snowman? I hope so! Make sure to upload any nice pictures you have along with your work. Remember, this week’s theme for Friday’s assembly is pets, so get snapping some lovely photos with your pets and send them on to us.

Now for a bit of work!

 

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, 6 obtuse angles
  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: 3 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.

 

New Maths Work

Today I would like you to click on these links to revise your 2-D shapes before we move on to 3-D shapes tomorrow. Have fun!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/carroll-diagrams/2d-shapes

https://www.education.com/game/identifying-shapes-attributes/

See if you can list the properties of different 2-D shapes to people in your family and let them guess what they are! For example: I have four equal sides  and four right angles. I do not roll. (Square)

 

English Exercise

Singular means there is only one of something.

Examples: cat      box       berry

Plural means there are more than one

Examples: cats      boxes      berries

Rewrite these sentences in your copy, changing the underlined words to their plural form.

1. The girl ran to the church.

2. The baby chewed the biscuit.

3. The teacher gave the girl some cake.

4. The family travelled to the city.

5. The boy rode the bus through the country.

6. The fairy and the witch ate the cherry .

7. The army marched across the desert.

8. The class looked at the pony in the field.

9. The lorry drove quickly through the street.

10. The bully went to the principal’s office.

 

English Reading and Oral Language

Read one of the books below by clicking into the link. The first book is easier, but if you like you can click into both to see which suits your reading level.

Before reading the book try to make some predictions…what do you think is going to happen? After reading the book can you think of an alternative title for the story? Were your predictions at the start correct?

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1387.html

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1369.html

 

Mindfulness

Try to relax somehow each day. Some of you may enjoy playing with your pet or listening to music, others might like doing yoga or going for a walk. This is an example of a guided meditation for kids. You might like to close your eyes and cuddle up with a blanket or a cushion when doing this.

Guided Meditation for Children: My Secret Treehouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc

 

That’s all for today folks!

Stay safe,

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Friday 22nd January 2021

Happy Friday guys!! I hope to see you all at assembly on Zoom at 11am this morning. I would really love to see some of your work so can you please upload it to you portfolio on Dojo. Have a lovely weekend 🙂

 

Corrections

Counting

  1. 25, 20, 15, 10, 5
  2. 96, 94, 92, 90, 88
  3. 8, 16, 24, 32, 40
  4. 100, 90, 80, 70, 60
  5. 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72
  6. 34, 31, 28, 25, 22, 19
  7. 12, 16, 20, 24, 28,
  8. 86, 85, 84, 83, 82, 81
  9. 100, 99, 98, 97, 96
  10. 72, 68, 64 , 60, 56

 

Multiplication Answers

1)96

2)50

3)52

4)64

5)75

6)46

7)258

8)166

9)475

10)304

11)190

12)171

 

 

New Maths Work

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

If you forget any of the shapes just google them.  Please use a ruler!!!!

 

English Writing

Since it’s Friday I’m just going to ask you to do a bit of free writing today. Here are some topic ideas but you can come up with your own if you prefer!

You can write a list, a diary entry, a report etc. It’s up to you!

 

English Reading

Read one of the following books. Read with a parent if you find it difficult. The first book is a bit easier than the second.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24759.html

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/33162.html

 

 

Thursday 21st January 2021

 

Corrections

English

are or our

1)’Where can we leave —- coats?’

2)’—- you going to the cinema tonight?’

3)We eat —- dinner at six o’ clock.

4)My children —- on holidays in France.

5)We —– hoping to win the football final.

6)—- friend’s dog barked all night.

 

Maths

*I won’t put up the maths corrections until tomorrow as I told you I would give you two days to do them.

Please finish the multiplication sums today!

Counting

Say the following sequences aloud and fill in the blanks as you say them. Try to work out the pattern first…

  1. 25, 20, –, 10, 5
  2. 96, 94, 92, 90,–
  3. 8, 16, 24, –, 40
  4. 100, 90, 80,–, 60
  5. 67, 68, 69, –, 71, 72
  6. 34, 31, –, 25, 22, —
  7. 12, 16, 20, –, 28, —
  8. 86, 85, 84, 83, –, —
  9. 100, –, 98, –, 96
  10. 72, 68, –, 60, —

 

English Written Work

Look at the shopping list below and answer the questions underneath it in your copies.

1) What fruits are on the shopping list?

2) Are there any vegetables on the shopping list?

3) What is your favourite thing to eat from the shopping list?

4) What item of food is last on the list?

5) What item on the list comes from cows?

6) Why would you write a list before going to the shop?

7) Write your own little shopping list. You are only allowed to buy five items so make them good!

 

Reading and Oral Language

Click on the link from yesterday and continue reading ‘Perfect Pets’. What was your favourite pet out of them all? Can you list all the pets that you have read about and remember a fact about each?

 

 

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Corrections

1) 24, 26 ,28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40

2)34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26

3)89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97

4)75, 70, 65, 60, 55, 50,45, 40, 35

5)48, 44, 40, 36, 32, 28, 24, 20, 16

 

Mental Maths

1) Susan got up at a quarter past 9, write this in digital time. 9.15

2) School starts at 7.15, John was half an hour late. At what time did he arrive? 7.45

3) What is half of 40? 20

4) What is 7 times 4? 28

5) (7 +12)-(2+9)=8

6) 43 – (13+8)=22

7)How many 4c sweets can I buy for 20c? 5

8) There are 8 buns on a tray. How many buns are there on 4 trays? 32

9) How many days are there in January?31

10) How many sides are there in a pentagon? 5

 

dived       marched       hopped       flew       limped       danced       sneaked

  1. The bird flew up high into the sky.
  2. The injured man limped home.
  3. The ballerina danced across the floor.
  4. The fox sneaked into the chicken coop.
  5. The swimmer dived into the water.
  6. The soldier marched up the hill.
  7. The frog hopped across the grass.

 

New 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!

Try to do the same counting in fours…you say 4, other person says 8, you say 12… See how far you can go in a minute!

Multiplication 

Click on the link to bring up a multiplication square to help you with the sums below but ONLY if you REALLY need to. Some of you might like to use it just to check your answers, this would be much better! This is your maths written work for today and tomorrow as there are fifteen questions. I will put up the corrections on Friday. Please check over each sum as you do it so you don’t make mistakes.

http://www.mathematicshed.com/uploads/1/2/5/7/12572836/multiplicationsquare.pdf

 

 

English Writing

Fill in the blanks with the correct word and write the sentences in your copy

are or our

1)’Where can we leave —- coats?’

2)’—- you going to the cinema tonight?’

3)We eat —- dinner at six o’ clock.

4)My children —- on holidays in France.

5)We —– hoping to win the football final.

6)—- friend’s dog barked all night.

 

English Reading and Oral Language

Read ‘Perfect Pets’ by clicking the link below. Read as far as page 9 today and you can read the rest tomorrow. Discuss the pets that you have read about. Why are they good pets? Which is your favourite? How do you take care of your pet if you have one? What is a gecko? How does it climb up walls? Which animal is the sleepiest animal?

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/33158.html

That’s all for today guys. Make sure you get a bit of movement in during the day. The weather is not great at the moment but you can always do some exercise inside.

I hope you are all doing well.

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Corrections

a) 9, 12, 15, 18 , 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48

b) 98, 96, 94, 92, 90, 88, 86, 84, 82, 80, 78, 76, 74, 72

c) 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38

d) 69, 66, 63, 60, 57, 54, 51, 48, 45, 42, 39, 36, 33, 30, 27

 

Mental Maths 

1.How many minutes in 1 hour and 20 minutes? 80 minutes

2.What time is 15 minutes earlier than 4.30? 4.15

3.How many minutes are there from 5.20 to 5.45? 25 mins

4.Round 23 to the nearest ten. 20

5.Round 167 to the nearest hundred. 200

6.Name the 3-D shape that looks like a ball. A sphere

7.How many sides does a cube have? 6 sides

8. What is 8 times 5? 40

9. What is an angle measuring 90 degrees called? A right angle

10. What is half of 24? 12

 

English Corrections

  1. We took off our coats and hung them up.
  2. The door of the fridge was open.
  3. The switch of the hairdryer was turned off.
  4. I nearly fell off the ladder.
  5. Turn the cooker off before you go out to play.
  6. The door of the car fell off.

 

New Maths Activities

Counting

Say these number sequences out loud and fill in the blanks as you say them. Some of the sequences are skip counting backward/forwards and some are just counting backwards/forwards in ones.

1) 24, 26 ,28,–,–,34, 36, 38,–

2)34, 33, 32, 31, –, –, 28, 27, 26

3)89, –, 91, 92, –, 94, 95, –, 97

4)75, 70, 65, –,55, 50,–, 40,–

5)48, 44, –, 36, –, 28, 24, 20, —

 

Mental Maths

1) Susan got up at a quarter past 9, write this in digital time.

2) School starts at 7.15, John was half an hour late. At what time did he arrive?

3) What is half of 40?

4) What is 7 times 4?

5) (7 +12)-(2+9)=

6) 43 – (13+8)=

7)How many 4c sweets can I buy for 20c?

8) There are 8 buns on a tray. How many buns are there on 4 trays?

9) How many days are there in January?

10) How many sides are there in a pentagon?

 

English Written Exercise

Find the most suitable word to replace ‘went’ in these sentences. Choose from the words below

dived       marched       hopped       flew       limped       danced       sneaked

  1. The bird —- up high into the sky.
  2. The injured man —- home.
  3. The ballerina —– across the floor.
  4. The fox —– into the chicken coop.
  5. The swimmer —– into the water.
  6. The soldier —– up the hill.
  7. The frog —– across the grass.

 

English reading and Oral Language

Read the book below which is called ‘A Flight to New York’. After reading, do the ‘talk-about’ questions at the end of the book and try your best to remember the answers. Have you ever been to New York? What would be your dream holiday? (I know we won’t be flying anywhere for a while but it’s nice to think about at least!!)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29297.html

 

That’s all today guys. I’ll be back tomorrow with  corrections and some more work. Make sure you upload your work to your portfolio so I can take a look at what you are doing.

Be good for your parents and stay safe. Miss you all!

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

 

Monday 18th January 2021

Hi everybody,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend with your families. This is a full week of Lockdown learning so try your best to do a bit every day. Your mind is nice and fresh in the morning, so maybe try to get the work out of the way before your 11 o’clock Zoom meeting. If you can do your class teacher’s work, don’t feel like you have to do this work too…I am posting this so that you can pick and choose from both. Some days you might be able to do everything on your class teacher’s page, whereas other days the work might be a bit difficult so you can do this work instead. The Oxford Owl is an excellent website which I would highly recommend for reading resources and Topmarks is a great website for maths games, maybe have a browse through these if the written work is causing you difficulty.  You can only do your best and the most important things are your health and well-being 🙂

Now for some corrections….

 

Counting in threes to 36

3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36

Counting in sixes to 36

6,12, 18, 24, 30, 36 (Did you notice every second multiple of 3 is a multiple of 6?)

 

 is     or      are

1.The Nile is the longest river in the world.

2.There are a number of pyramids in Egypt.

3.Lots of people are living near active volcanoes.

4.An active volcano is one that is likely to erupt.

5.Domestic horses are found all around the world.

6.A horse’s body is packed with muscle.

 

New Maths Exercises

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. Use your hundred square to help you if you need to.

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, —

 

Mental Maths  (Please write the answers in your copy)

1.How many minutes in 1 hour and 20 minutes?

2.What time is 15 minutes earlier than 4.30?

3.How many minutes are there from 5.20 to 5.45?

4.Round 23 to the nearest ten.

5.Round 167 to the nearest hundred.

6.Name the 3-D shape that looks like a ball.

7.How many sides does a cube have?

8. What is 8 times 5?

9. What is an angle measuring 90 degrees called?

10. What is half of 24?

 

English Written Exercise

Example 1) The book fell off the table

2) I was full of energy after my walk

Fill in the blanks with the correct word from below in your copy

                of or off

  1. We took —– our coats and hung them up.
  2. The door —- the fridge was open.
  3. The switch —- the hairdryer was turned —-.
  4. I nearly fell —– the ladder.
  5. Turn the cooker —- before you go out to play.
  6. The door —- the car fell —-.

 

Reading and Oral Language 

(Choose one book, the first book is a bit easier)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/23317.html

This book is about different types of homes around the world. After reading, describe out loud what some of the homes are like. How are they different to your home? What is your favourite thing about your home? What materials were used to build it?

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29249.html

This book is entitled Our Incredible Planet. After reading, discuss with a parent how everybody can protect the planet from greenhouse gases. Why is looking after our planet important? What do you do regularly to help the environment at home and in school?

 

That’s all for today guys. Hope you have a great day!

Stay safe,

Ms Tobin 🙂

 

Friday 15th January 2021

 

Hi all,

Can you believe it’s Friday already?! It was nice to ease into the work gently before having a full five day week of doing school at home 🙂

Hopefully you are all managing to get a little bit of work done everyday. Don’t forget that it is just as important to get some exercise and fresh air. If the weather is bad put on some music and dance until you are out of breath! Kidz Bop and Go Noodle on You Tube are also good to use if you feel like dancing.

Hope to see all your lovely faces at assembly at 11.00, it’s good to stay connected! Happy Friday 🙂

I will start today by correcting the written work from yesterday. Feel free to tick the sentences that you got right!

 

Corrections  

The multiples of 4 to 48 are as follows….4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48

 

was or were

1. We were at the cinema yesterday.

2.My friend was born in May.

3.The children were excited when they won first prize.

4. John was happy but Emma was sad.

5.They were at the beach on Friday.

6. She was the best swimmer in the race.

 

New Maths Activity

Put a red square around all the multiples of 3 on your hundred square up as far as 36 (i.e) 3, 6, 9…..

Write out your three times tables and see how many of them you remember without using the hundred square.

Counting

Count in threes up as far as 36 with the hundred square, then without the hundred square. Go backwards in threes from 36 with and without the hundred square.

Count in sixes up to 36…What do you notice? 

 

English Written Activity

Choose the correct words to fill in the blanks.

Please write the full sentence out in your copy.

 is     or      are

1.The Nile —— the longest river in the world.

2.There —— a number of pyramids in Egypt.

3.Lots of people ——- living near active volcanoes.

4.An active volcano  —— one that —— likely to erupt.

5.Domestic horses —— found all around the world.

6.A horse’s body —- packed with muscle.

 

Reading and Oral Language

Choose between the following two books to read by clicking on the link. The first one is easier, but click into both and see which one you think you are able for.  After reading the story see if you can retell the story in your own words (for the first book). If you choose the second book to read see how many facts you can remember.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/digital_books/1380.html

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29280.html

 

Have a lovely weekend guys and I’ll be back on Monday,

Stay safe,

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Thursday 14th January 2021

Hi guys,

I hope you are all well and aren’t missing us too much!! I am certainly missing you all and looking forward to seeing you all when it’s a bit safer.

Make sure you are getting out in the fresh air for a little bit each day, it will really help your body and mind. Also, I’m sure your parents would really like a bit of help around the house if you are really bored! 😉

Don’t forget to wash your hands and stay and try your very best to keep socially distanced if you meet anybody when you are outside getting fresh air.

Don’t forget RTE School Hub is on daily from 10-12 in the morning!

Now for a little bit of work… 🙂

 

 

Maths 

Counting

Use your hundred square to repeat yesterday’s challenge and count forward in twos to a hundred. Count backwards in twos from 100 to zero using the hundred square. Then use the hundred square to count in fours to 48 and then count in fours backwards from 48 to zero.

Count in twos to a hundred this time without the hundred square. Try counting backwards from a hundred in twos without using hundred square (If you need to take a peek along the way that is fine, practice makes perfect!)

Count backwards from 48 in fours without using the hundred square.

Maths Activity

Circle all the multiples of 4 up to 48 on your hundred square.

 

English Writing Activity

Choose the correct word to fill in the blank.

was or were

1. We ——— at the cinema yesterday.

2.My friend ———- born in May.

3.The children ———- excited when they won first prize.

4. John ———– happy but Emma ——— sad.

5.They ———– at the beach on Friday.

6. She  ——– the best swimmer in the race.

 

 Reading and Oral Language

Choose between the following two books to read by clicking on the link. The first one is easier, but click into both and see which one you think you are able for.  After reading the story see if you can retell the story in your own words (for the first book). If you choose the second book to read see how many facts you can remember.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/24764.html

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/27301.html

Don’t forget to upload your efforts to your portfolio on Dojo!

You should try to do your class teacher’s work too if you are able to but feel free to pick and choose between both.

Stay safe guys,

Ms. Tobin 🙂

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Hi everybody,

I hope you are all well and surviving lockdown so far; it’s hard to believe we are back here again!  We will try our best to stay positive and get on with things until we are back together at  school. I will be posting a bit of work here daily. You can pick and choose between this work and the class teacher’s work (which will be on the Dojo page) I am not going to put up too much as I don’t want parents to feel under pressure during this difficult time. If you want to do more, you can log into Mathletics and do the challenges at your own pace. The most important thing is that you all stay safe and that your mental health is not suffering due to trying to juggle too much. A little bit of Maths, reading and writing daily will keep your brains active; anything else is a bonus! Also School Hub is on daily from 10am-12 on RTE and is a great way to keep the education going from home without too much effort. Don’t forget to join your class Zoom daily at 11am, it will be a lovely chance to see your friends!

Please feel free to upload any completed work to the class Dojo portfolio.

Now for a little bit of work….

 

Maths Activity

Make your own hundred square that you can use at home for your counting practice. Counting is so important for improving your Maths and your Tables. Feel free to look at one on Google if you forget the layout. You can do it in your copy or on a page if you have one.

Colour all the even numbers yellow (remember the even numbers are the numbers that end in 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8)

Colour all the odd numbers orange (remember the odd numbers are the numbers that end in 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9)

Counting

Count in twos up to fifty,  then count back in twos.

Count in fours up to 48, then count back in fours.

Practice doing this a few times

 

English Writing Activity

Write about the best Christmas present you got!

What colour is it?

Was it a surprise?

Have you played with it much?

Why do you like it so much?

 

Phonics

Think of three words that rhyme with the word LAME. Can you spell them out loud?

Think of three words that rhyme with the word GATE. Can you spell them out loud?

If you you have time you can put a couple of the words into sentences!

 

Reading and Oral Language

Click on the link and read the story ‘Everybody Worries’. Maybe a parent or older sibling will help you if you are stuck on some words.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29765.html

After reading the story discuss what worries you have at the moment and think about what you can do to ease these worries (the story may help you think of some ideas!)

That’s all for today guys!

Stay safe 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-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

Friday, 5th of June

Hi all,

Happy Friday and happy last day of using your school books! I hope you are all keeping well. Please remember to upload some of the lovely activities that you do over the next few weeks. We will be in touch with you regarding your Graduation from Sixth Class. Unfortunately it won’t be the big ceremony that we had planned, but hopefully we can mark it in some way for you. Make sure to check the main page of the school website and Dojo next week to see what activities are planned.

Here are your last couple of assignments from me and maths corrections…

Maths Corrections

  1. How many people did the survey altogether? 20
  2. What is the most popular type of movie? Romance
  3. What is the least popular type of movie? Drama
  4. How many people like comedy and romance films altogether? 10
  5. Do you think the people doing this survey were children or adults? Why? Probably adults since the most popular film is romance.
  6. What does Sci Fi stand for? Science Fiction
  7. How many people like Drama and Action films? 6
  8. What is the difference between the amount of people that like Comedy and the people that like Drama? 3

English Assignment

Continue writing about your fondest memories of Primary School. Today I want you to write your highlights from 3rd Class to 6th Class.

Remember to include teachers names, who your friends were, funny moments, all of your achievements and any new activities you started. Tell me about the new things you learned each year. Write about how school came to an abrupt end in 6th class when Covid 19 happened. How did you feel? How do you feel now?  Finish up by saying what you will miss most about Primary School.

 

Spellings: Spelling Test on your words this week

 

Reading: Simon Barbeque chapter 3. Click link from yesterday.

Toe-by-Toe: 10/15 mins per day with an adult. This can be continued during the Summer Holidays at your leisure, if you would like to get it completed before secondary school.

 

 

Maths Assignment

Look at the dessert menu below (yum, yum!) and answer the questions that follow please.

  1. How many Banana Boats could you buy if you had €20.00?
  2. How much change would you get from €10.00 if you bought a Knickerbocker Glory?
  3. How much would you pay for 3 portions of cheesecake?
  4. What is the cheapest dessert on the menu?
  5. What desserts cost fifty cents more than profiteroles?
  6. How much would it cost you if you bought one of each dessert on the menu?

Have a lovely weekend guys. Well done to all of you who have continued to engage with the work that we have put up here. It will make a big difference to you entering First Year. Thank you for trying your best,

Stay safe,

Ms. Tobin (-:

 

Thursday, 4th of June

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. Just to let you know that this is our last week of written work. For the rest of the month of June we will be taking a thematic approach. The whole student body will be given a variety of  practical and fun activities to at home, ranging from arts and crafts and baking in week one to science experiments in the last week. We are hoping that you will upload your efforts to the  Dojo, as we would love to see your efforts and admire your hard work! (-:

In the meantime here are a couple of bits to keep you going today….

 

English Assignment

Today and tomorrow I would like you to write down your fondest memories from Primary School! Today I would like you to cover your memories from Junior Infants to Second Class. Here are some questions that may give you ideas for things to write about…

  • Your First Day at School…What age were you? How did you feel? Who did you meet first? Who was your teacher? What was your favourite game/toy? How did you feel? Who were you friends with? Did you know anybody starting school?
  • Senior Infants…Who was your teacher? Who did you sit beside? What was your favourite thing to bring for lunch? Did you go on a school tour? Did anything memorable happen this year?
  • First Class…What was your favourite subject? Did you have a new teacher? Did anything funny happen? What did you like to play in the yard? Did you do any after school activities?
  • Second Class… Did you feel big? Did anything funny happen this year at school that made you laugh? Do you remember your First Holy Communion?…what did you do to celebrate? Who were your closest friends at this time?

Remember fond memories are thoughts that make you smile or giggle when you think back on them. Anything that makes you smile, put it down on paper. It will be lovely to look back and remember the good times in years to come…especially after the year we have had so far! Write them out in a copy that you are not planning to throw out. Alternatively  you could write them out on an A4 page and laminate them or type them up and save them onto a memory stick. Please email them to me if you type them up, I would LOVE to read them!

 

Reading

Click on yesterday’s link and read Simon Barbeque chapter 2

Toe by Toe: 10/15 mins with an adult

 

Spellings

distain
explain
complain
Spain

 

Maths Assignment

Look at this bar graph and answer the questions below!

 

Favorite Type of Movie

  1. How many people did the survey altogether?
  2. What is the most popular type of movie?
  3. What is the least popular type of movie?
  4. How many people like comedy and romance films altogether?
  5. Do you think the people doing this survey were children or adults? Why?
  6. What does Sci Fi stand for?
  7. How many people like Drama and Action films?
  8. What is the difference between the amount of people that like Comedy and the people that like Drama?

Try your best!

Chat tomorrow,

Ms. Tobin (-:

Wednesday, 3rd of June

Answers from yesterdays work

  1. Carlow, Cavan, Donegal, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary and Wexford.
  2. Average cases in counties of Leinster=35.5
  3. Average cases in coastal counties=37
  4. Dublin, yes
  5. Monaghan had the least amount of cases. Now Waterford, Carlow, Leitrim and Sligo have the lowest amount of cases.
  6. 584 cases then, 1658 cases now
  7. Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow
  8. Galway
  9. Sentences, feel free to send to dojo.
  10. 1074

 

English Assignment

I would like you to write an acrostic poem about Summer.

An acrostic poem is a poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase. Typically, the first letters of each line are used to spell the message, but they can appear anywhere.

This is an example of one for Winter

Second grade Lesson Poetry: Acrostic Poem | BetterLesson

Reading: Simon Barbeque chapter 1

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/30566.html

 

Spellings

punctual
punctuation
puncture
junction

Maths Assignment

Topic: Data

Click on the following link to revise bar charts

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/51/bar_charts

Design a bar chart to show the following data:

A class of thirty were asked about their favourite sports. These were the results: 5 liked soccer, 12 liked swimming, four liked tennis, 2 liked basketball and 7 liked hurling.

 

Tuesday, 2nd 0f June

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the month of June! We are definitely on the countdown now. I bet you are glad you are not stuck in the classroom on these scorching hot days! That’s why you should really be trying your best to get outside to enjoy it, before it starts raining again. Try to just get a little bit of written work done nice and early so that the rest of the day is all yours. I will try to combine English and Maths a little bit this month. Only another week until the restrictions are eased a little more and we can travel 20km. Hopefully most of us should be able to go to a beach then…I miss the sea!

 

English and Maths Assignment

This is a summary of the Covid-19 cases in Ireland on Thursday, 19th of March. Underneath this I have written some questions for you to answer…some Maths questions, some English! You also may need to Google some facts about the new statistics for one or two answers!

 

 

Questions to answer. Use a calculator if you need to.

  1. What counties of Ireland had 5 cases or less at this time?
  2. What is the average number of cases per county for the Leinster counties? (Louth, Meath, Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Kildare, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Longford)
  3. What is the average number of cases per county for the coastal counties? (The counties that have a coastline for example Wexford, Waterford, Dublin, Cork)
  4. Which county had the highest amount of cases at this time? Does this county still have the highest amount of cases?
  5. Name the county with the least number of cases at this time? Does this county still have the least number of cases?
  6. What is the total number of cases in the Republic of Ireland at this time?
  7. Put the counties in alphabetical order.
  8. What county had four more cases than Wicklow at this time?
  9. Write a sentence about three of the counties above, write about two counties in one sentence if you wish (if you are talking about hurling!!)
  10. What is the difference between the total number of cases then compared to now.

 

Reading: Ebook from Oxford Owl

Toe-by-Toe: 10/15 mins

 

Spellings

transport
import
export
portable

Look up the meaning of words you don’t understand.

 

Chat tomorrow,

Ms. Tobin (-:

 

 

Friday, 28th of May

Great news guys…it’s a four day weekend as we were supposed to have Friday and Monday off school, so I won’t be posting any work until Tuesday! Feel free to do your spelling test and your book review if you wish though!! Get out and enjoy this fabulous weather and have a nice break.

Don’t forget to keep up the social distancing and hand washing,

Stay safe,

Ms. Tobin (-:

 

Thursday, 28th of May 

Hi guys,

What AMAZING weather we had yesterday, I’m hoping that today will be every bit as nice!

So yesterday I asked you to try to guess what was going on in a picture that was printed in The New York Times just over a week ago. I will now give you the true explanation…

This image comes from the May 11, 2020 article “After Months Apart, Mother’s Day Visits Through a Doorway” The story details the scene at a Los Angeles nursing home on Mother’s Day. Families got their first chance to see their Mams since the Coronavirus Lockdown began — as long as they stayed outside, and she stayed in.

Did you guess right?! Have another look…does it make sense now? I wonder how many of you spotted the Mother’s Day balloons in the background… It is really good for our thinking skills to try to analyse pictures like this and search for clues. Well done for trying!

English

Today’s Picture

What’s going on in this picture? Look closely at the image above or view it in a <a href="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/09/09/learning/VTS09-09-19LN/VTS09-09-19LN-superJumbo.jpg">larger size</a>, then tell us what you see by posting a comment. On Thursday afternoon, we will reveal more about the image and its origins at the bottom of this post.

After looking closely at the image above image, try to come up with an answer for these three questions:

*Feel free to discuss it with somebody at home to bounce ideas off each other.

  • What is going on in this picture?

  • What do you see that makes you say that?

  • What more can you find?

Spellings

If you have time please put each word into a sentence. Look up the meanings firs if you don’t understand them.

1.cease
2.crease
3.increase
4.release

 

Reading: Double Exposure, chapter 3

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/26750.html

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

 

Maths Trail

I hope you all enjoyed measuring the circumference of trees in your garden yesterday!! Today we are moving our Maths Trail to your bedroom today! I will set you four investigative tasks and I would love if you made up a couple of your own also, no pressure if it takes too long.

1. How many pillows would it take to cover your bed? Estimate first, then check using real pillows (or by moving one pillow across and down the bed as you count)

2. How many different pairs of items do you have in your room? Try to think of all the different possibilities…earrings, socks, frames, shoes etc. Estimate first and then get counting!

3. If somebody was cleaning your bedroom window, what surface area would they be expected to clean? (Length by width)

4. How long is the skirting board all around your bedroom?

5. What is the average number of hours you spend in your bedroom each day? (Remember to include when you are asleep at night!)

 

Try your best,

Chat tomorrow,

Ms Tobin (-:

 

Wednesday, 27th of May

Hi guys,

I hope you are enjoying doing the imaginative work for English this week and some investigative Maths in your home. We will continue along the same thread for the rest of the week. Don’t forget to upload some work to your portfolio or e-mail it directly to me if you prefer. I would love to hear some of your theories about the flying house or the girl trapped in the bottle!! The weather is beautiful this week so make sure you are getting out to your gardens too!

 

English Assignment: 

Write a few sentences about this picture after studying it as closely as you can. Focus on answering the three questions below the picture. I will tell you what’s really happening in the picture tomorrow and you can see if you guessed anything similar! Don’t forget to look at EVERYTHING in the picture when trying to figure out what’s going on.

 It was taken on May 11, 2020. 

What’s going on in this picture? Look closely at the image above or view it in a <a href="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/05/15/learning/VTS05-18-20LN/VTS05-18-20LN-superJumbo.jpg">larger size</a>, then tell us what you see by posting a comment. On Thursday afternoon, we will reveal more about the image and its origins at the bottom of this post.

• What is going on in this picture?

• What do you see that makes you say that?

• What more can you find?

 

Spellings

  1. total
  2. abnormal
  3. alphabetic
  4. allocate

 

Reading

Click on the link from yesterday and read Double Exposure chapter two.

On Friday I am going to ask you to do a book review on this story, or whatever story you have read this week. Please make sure you are trying to read something so you can review it for me on Friday!

Toe-by-Toe: 10/15 mins with an adult

 

Maths

Today I want you to continue your Maths Trail in the garden. As in the other days, I will give you a few questions to answer and then you make up a few of your own.

  1. Measure the length and width of your garden. Estimate first and then use steps to measure.
  2. When you know the length and width, calculate the area and the perimeter of the garden.
  3. How many different types of plants/trees/flowers are in your garden
  4. Estimate how long it will take you to walk/run around the garden. Then, using a stop watch time yourself and see how many seconds/ minutes it took.
  5. If there is a tree in your garden measure the circumference of the tree. To do this you will need some string or wool. You wrap the string around the tree and cut it when it has gone right around. Measure the piece of string that you have cut and that will give you the circumference of the tree.

Try your best guys,

Chat tomorrow,

Ms. Tobin (-:

 

Tuesday, 26th of May

Hi guys,

I don’t have any corrections put up today as I would need to see your individual work for English and Maths. Maybe somebody at home could have a look at it or, alternatively, you could post it to your Dojo portfolio or email it to me. I hope you enjoyed using the picture as a stimulus for your English writing, I am going to give you another one today. All you have to do is let your imagination flow! We are going to move on to a new room today for your Maths At Home Trail and it’s going to be the sitting room! Enjoy 🙂

English Assignment

1.Use your imagination to explain to me why this house might be flying. You can come up with a few different suggestions or just focus on one theory that you come up with. Have fun coming up with ideas!

2. Would you like if your house could fly? Where would you go first? Would you be scared or how do you think you’d feel?

 

Spellings

  1. build
  2. guilty
  3. guitar
  4. biscuit

 

Reading

Double Exposure chapter 1

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/26750.html

Toe by Toe 10/15 mins with a parent

 

Maths Assignment

Today I want you to do a little maths trail in your sitting room.

I will give you four maths challenges and I would love you to come up with a few of your own.

  1. How many buttons on the remote control? Estimate first, then count.
  2. What is the length and height of your couch? Estimate first, then measure using either non-standard units of measurement (maybe use your hand span for the height and footsteps for the length) or standard units (m and cm using a measuring tape)
  3. Look at the picture frames on the walls and on the shelves in the sitting room. How many right angles are there when you add them all together? (Remember: one rectangular or square frame has four right angles, circular or oval shaped frames have no right-angles) Don’t forget to estimate first.
  4. Find the area and perimeter of your television screen. (Remember: area=length multiplied by width and you give your answer im metres or cm squared; perimeter= length + length + width + width)

Don’t forget to try your best with the Mathletics tasks that your teacher is setting for you.

Chat tomorrow,

Ms. Tobin (-:

 

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 or 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