Ms O Dwyers 2nd

 


Please check the News Section of the website regularly for information and updates

 Contact: eodpowerstownns@gmail.com 

19/06/2020

Happy Summer

 

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Summer. I hope you really enjoy the break. It’s been great teaching all of you and each and every one of you are truly amazing children with heaps of potential.

I want to wish the following children (whose birthdays are over the summer) a very

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

20th June – Ryan

25th June – Dara

8th July – Conor K.

11th July – Ben

14th July – Saoirse

5th August – Niamh D.

21st August – Ahmed

24th August – Lauren

26th August – Finn

 

To all parents, childminders and anyone who helped with the ‘home school’ experience, thank you so much for everything. You’ve done wonderful and I hope you have a well deserved break in the coming weeks.

 

BEST WISHES,

 

Ms O’Dwyer

 

19th June

The following also appears on the News Section of the school website

 

As previously advised, there is no concrete news regarding the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. 

 

A registration form was issued to all schools from the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore on Tuesday of this week but we sought clarification as to its purpose and did not circulate it. A clarification letter from the Bishop was received today, Thursday and is available to read below. The Diocesan Sacramental Registration Form is also available below.

 

This form is NOT to be returned to the school. It is to be returned directly to Fr. Ahearne. I think this additional administration on the only priest in our parish means that nothing will be happening immediately.

 

Fr. Ahearne has not made any decision regarding Communion and has been awaiting guidance from the powers that be. He has previously suggested that some preparation will be necessary and that Communion might successfully take place in September or October of 2020, depending on public health guidance. No direction has issued from the diocesan office. 

 

The situation regarding Confirmation is similarly uncertain. The Bishop's letter does not provide huge certainty and appears to be fact-finding in nature. I believe the children and their parents should have sufficient time to organise and prepare for this important sacrament. If we are only fact-finding at the moment, will it all end up being a big rush just to get it completed during the Summer? 

 

This posting pretty much advises that nothing has changed. There is nothing to announce regarding Communion or Confirmation. We are sorry and understand that the vagueness is a source of concern and anxiety for some. What appears likely is that the sacraments, when they take place, will be smaller affairs, subject to public health guidance and dependent on your availability and that of your child. You should be given time to plan for the event.

 

Since the school is shutting for holidays tomorrow, Friday 19th, further information sharing will have to come from the Diocesan Office at www.waterfordlismore.ie or on the parish website at www.powerstownlisronaghparish.com (Not a link)

 

Bishop's Letter: http://www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/Bishop's%20Letter.pdf

 

Sacramental Registration Form : www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/Diocese%20of%20Waterford%20&%20Lismore%20Sacramental%20Registration%20Form.pdf

 

17/06/2020

We definitely have great imaginations in this class!! I've received some wonderful ideas for a new country. 

 

Here's Lauren's Butterfly Isles:

 

Here's Jerry's Funlund: 

 

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15/06/2020

Hi Everyone,

We got there. This is our final week of work as we were due to get our holidays on Friday! YAY!

 I would recommend some form of fun on Friday (we’d usually watch a film for the day, eat nice things and generally relax). So that’s Friday sorted!

We also missed our school tour unfortunately. Here are some ideas of virtual tours if you want to try them or find your own:

 

1.     Take a tour of Áras an Uachtarán  (our President’s home) - https://president.ie/en/explore-visit/take-the-virtual-tour/

2.    Take a tour of the International Space Centre https://www.google.com/maps/space/iss/@29.5604733,-95.0855252,2a,75y,210.73h,1t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sSEfknbwn4K4AAAQvxgbyJQ!2e0!7i10000!8i5000

3.    Take a peep at the animals at Dublin Zoo - https://www.dublinzoo.ie/virtual-tours-2/

4.    Explore some places featured in the Harry Potter film - https://earth.google.com/web/@0,0,0a,22251752.77375655d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CjASLhIgYjNkZjViZmQzMWQxMTFlN2E2ZTAzZGU4NDgxNmIzNGMiCmdjc19saXN0XzA

 

With regard to work, do some revision if you can. Pick stories and poems to look at on the Bua na Cainte app, revise tables , keep reading and, if you feel a need, finish off any books you want. Additionally, https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/25-handmade-fathers-day-gifts-from-kids/ is a good place for Father’s Day art ideas if you want some art. Otherwise I’m just marking this optional project for the week that might be fun:

 

Create Your Own Country

Your task this week is to create your own country.

 

1.     Decide where your country will be. It has to be on planet Earth (so it can’t be a new planet, beside the moon etc….). You can create an island or you can put your country between other countries. If you want your country could be underground as long as it’s still on Earth.

2.    Give your country a name.

3.    Draw a map of your country. What shape is it? What mountains, rivers and lakes are you going to put in the country? What cities and towns are in the country?

4.    Decide what the capital city of your country is and write a little bit about the city. What are the tourist attractions there? Does it have a zoo, art galleries and museums?

5.    Give your country a language that you can make up yourself. Write a few sentences in your country’s language.

6.    Draw a flag for your country.

7.    Weather – think and write the kind of weather your country gets.

8.    Food – what is your country’s food like? What is the national dish?

9.    Sport – What sports are played in your country? Do they have their own sport like we do in Ireland (hurling/camogie and gaelic football)

10. National Day – In Ireland we have St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March. We celebrate with parades around the country and we wear green/ shamrocks etc… Does your country have a special day? What do the people in your country do to celebrate the day?

11.  Traditional Music – does your country have its own type of music? Can you make up a song/music that is special to your country?

12. Dance – does your country have its own special dance? Can you make up a dance from your country (keep it safe!) .

 

I’ll also ask parents to check e-mails on Tuesday!

 

Take Care & Good Luck,

 

Ms O’Dwyer

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Dear Parents/Children,

I hope everyone has had a great day. We're nearly at the end of the academic year so just keep going the best you can until next week. Please make sure to contact me if you have having problems with any activities or if you want to show me your wonderful work. I can still put pictures of activities (drawings, baking, you doing your sports day etc...) on the website if people want. 

I also just want to let you know that Tipperary Libraries has an online event from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. this Saturday. Details can be found on facebook @tipperarylibraries. 

Take Care,

Ms O'Dwyer

08/06/2020

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Hi Everyone,

 This week I’m giving four days of work only. This is because you missed your sports day. So take a day to have your sports day. You can use https://www.twinkl.ie/resources/roi-resources/twinkl-ireland-sports-week-republic-of-ireland/junior-infants-second-class-twinkl-ireland-sports-week-republic-of-ireland to help decide on your activities or you can make your own. Feel free to change the day I have given as the weather may mean it is better to do this on another day.

Also again a reminder to parents to check e-mails. 

Have a great week! 

Monday 8th June 2020

Maths:

Master Your Maths –Monday page 62 (week 29)

Mathemagic – Revision – Problems

Page 161 no. 1 – no.6 (do 7, 8, 9 if you have time)

Gaeilge:

Bua Na Cainte (with app) : Click An Aimsir, An Samhradh, Ceacht 4 – Listen to the story and play the games. Then complete page 101 of the book.

English:

Think of a book that you have read recently and really enjoyed. Complete this book review sheet about the book. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E6TDxTrJ3rbvYWF_iO2AoPwJcNIaygET/view?usp=sharing

 

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Maths:

Master Your Maths –Tuesday page 62 (week 29)

Mathemagic – Revision – Addition page 162 no.1, 2 and no. 5  ( some sums may have regrouping)

    T      U

   4         2

+  11        9

   5         1 (REGROUPING)

 

Gaeilge:

Bua Na Cainte: If you have downloaded the app pick a poem/song you enjoyed to revise.

English:

Think of a book that you have read recently and really enjoyed (make sure it’s the same one as yesterday). Complete this picture worksheet about the book. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nMhqQBnfPkzwUDm8f31fwPk6qNVkxbPL/view?usp=sharing

 

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Maths:

Master Your Maths – Wednesday page 63 (week 30)

Mathemagic – Revision – Subtraction- Page 162 no. 3, 4 and 6

Remember:  Some sums may need renaming.

Renaming explained: https://ncca.ie/media/1439/tipsheet_helping_you_child_with_subtraction_tens_units.pdf

Gaeilge:

Bua Na Cainte: If you have downloaded the app pick a poem/song you enjoyed to revise.

English:

Thinking of the same book, complete this Twinkl worksheet about the main character in the book. You can draw or write your answers: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Nge5ggCd_dMLlaqv3BMo3eZRyrB9W3OS/view?usp=sharing

 

Thursday 11th June 2020

Maths:

Master Your Maths – Thursday page 63 (week 30)

Mathemagic – Revision –  Page 160- Puzzle

Remember for addition you might have to regroup a bundle of ten. For subtraction you may have to rename a bundle of ten to make ten units.  

Gaeilge:

Bua Na Cainte: If you have downloaded the app pick a poem/song you enjoyed to revise.

English:

Today you are going to design a new cover for the book that you have been working on during the week. This Twinkl worksheet might help: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DbetQIsIU1oEUVJz57A7l5M5KDhH9Kjp/view?usp=sharing

 

MATHS HELP: Games and tutorials are available across most topics on the 2nd class curriculum on the Cj Fallon website under Busy At Maths. Go to  www.cjfallon.ie and click Primary, 2nd, Busy At Maths, Busy At Maths 2nd Class and under resource click Animation and Interactive. These will also provide a good source of revision for children.     

Weekly:

SPHE: Try an idea or two from https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

 

Religion:

Weekly theme on Grow In Love website – 11 Seasonal Lessons – 5 Inter Religious Education

 

P.E. Sport’s Day

 

OTHER SUBJECTS (Again these are just ideas as you may want to do other things/leave them out).

 

History:

Project – per last week

Geography:

Make a map to help in the design of your sports day.

Science:

Give this plant scavenger hunt (from Twinkl) a try when you are out walking with your family. It would be beneficial to print it but maybe you could save the sheet to a parent’s phone.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vhb4KRW9py8K23ScQaHcBvf2VWQFpP0O/view?usp=sharing

 

Art:

Weave a paper bookmark(this could be used as a Father’s Day gift for the 21st of June). Use this clip to help https://youtu.be/Jpbv2LdleqU and some templates are here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vLfVCDbRl3mY49uzUBgehN2lUDlIIl5F/view?usp=sharing

 

Music:

Join in with singing The Bare Necessities https://youtu.be/RRP5NNKTVBY

 

Drama:

 

Creating your own drama – Per last week. 

 

 

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Dear Parents, 

I hope everyone is keeping well. Again can I ask everyone to check e-mails. If you have not received an email from me can you please let me know. 

Much Thanks,

Ms O'Dwyer

 

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03-06-2020

Hi, 

I hope everyone  got on well today and that you have been getting out to do some outdoor work. I'm attaching Saoirse's writing piece on Pets. I think she made some super points. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dac2AL-1PfzQVhTHZ_BAYFefMe_DzVjS/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

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Hi Everyone, 

I really hope that you got on well today. Remember you can send me some of your lovely drawings and pictures of your activities if you want. Here's Síofa with her wonderful poster encouraging people to reduce, reuse and recycle. 

 

 

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Hi Everyone,

 

Hopefully you’ve all had a really wonderful weekend and enjoyed the sunshine. I’m sure that everyone has managed to pick up all their remaining books (which hopefully weren’t swimming in chocolate). I won’t be advising of work in the Shadow Book or Grow In Love but if you feel like finishing them you are more than welcome. I would recommend if you find writing difficult that you finish out Write Here, just a few lines a day.

 

Remember that the ideas for History, Geography , Science, Music, Art and Drama are all completely optional this week. You can do something else or leave them out if things are getting too much. I’ve decreased the written work in English and only one sum (and all revision and sometimes you get to decide the sum) for Mathemagic but again just to what you can. We’re getting near the end and everyone has done super work.

 

A few things of interest this week might be:

 https://www.fooddudes.ie/food-dudes-fun-at-home/ 

or

Tipperary Studies (the local history and archives department of Tipperary Libraries) are asking schoolchildren to tell them in their own words or drawings what Lockdown is like for them. This is a task that could involve just one child or the whole family. Facebook link to the video: 

https://www.facebook.com/tipperarystudies/videos/2682311762026432/

Youtube link to the video : https://youtu.be/fI3N9Yt_028 

Website Link: https://tipperarystudies.ie/life-in-lockdown/

 

Good Luck

 

 

2nd June – 5th June 2020

 

 

Daily:

Make sure to keep reading.

Optional: https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php (if you wanted you could give multiplication of 2, 5 and 10 a go. It’s all just counting up!)

 

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

Maths: 

Master Your Maths: Page 81, test 16

Revision – Fractions

Try these activities :

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-80/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-83/index.html

Additional activities if you want more fraction practise (optional) :

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-79/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-81/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-82/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-84/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-85/index.html

Then complete Mathemagic page 157 no. 2

 

Gaeilge:

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click An Aimsir, An Samhradh Ceacht 1 .

Listen to the comhrá and play the games/activities.  

OPTION 2 (without app)

Read the attached (which is the comhrá from above) – Practise the questions and answers. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kzpf_wzvoFhMBiGpuMJbsRyTA04pxQ87/view?usp=sharing

 

English:

Spellbound: page 68 exercise 2

Grumpy Teaspoon: Read page 68, 69, 70 and 71 then complete activity A on page 72 (in your copy).

 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Maths: 

Master Your Maths: Page 82, test 17

Revision – Length

Try some of these activities (whichever ones you want):

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-92/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-93/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-94/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-95/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-96/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-97/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-98/index.html

Then complete Mathemagic page 157 no. 1

 

Gaeilge:

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click An Aimsir, An Samhradh, Rainn, Míonna Na Bliana

Join in and enjoy the song

OPTION 2 (without app)

Listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZjrSrqXWVE (Just listen to the months and repeat, don’t worry about anything else) . Now see if you can Ainmnigh míonna na Míonna(name the months)

English:

Spellbound: page 69, exercise 3

Green Genie: page 95 revision of nouns, verbs and adjectives. Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zRih61HCZs if you need to be reminded!

 

Thursday, 4th June 2020

Maths: 

Master Your Maths: Page 83 test 18

Revision – Money

Take a look at this activity again http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-135/index.html  then pick a question or two to complete on page 158 of Mathemagic .

 

Gaeilge:

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click An Aimsir, An Samhradh Ceacht 2.

Listen to the comhrá and play the games/activities.  

OPTION 2 (without app)

Again listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZjrSrqXWVE (Just listen to the months and repeat, don’t worry about anything else) . Now see if you can Ainmnigh míonna na Bliana. Can you answer Cén mhí atá ann anois? (What month is it now? )  with ___________ atá ann.

 

English:

Spellbound: page 69, exercise 4

Phonics: Scavenger Hunt – Open the below (print it out or copy it out) and see if you can see anything in the house and especially the garden that has these letter patterns. Find as many things as you can for each set and don’t worry if one ends up blank.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u_gj05SLmNlU7VpBIEHcVyGzH8kKZQ5I/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

Friday, 5th June 2020

Maths: 

Master Your Maths: Page 84 test 19

Revision – Money

Complete page 159 of Mathemagic (Pick one question or do a few. It’s up to you!).

 

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click An Aimsir, An Samhradh Ceacht 3.

Listen to the comhrá and play the games/activities.  

The go to page 100 of Bua Na Cainte and answer the questions.

OPTION 2 (without app)

Practise An bhfuair ____ / Fuair /Ní bhfuair…… Did you get/ I got / I didn’t get.

Look at the picture on page 100 of Bua Na Cainte and ask some questions and give some answers using An bhfuair ____ / Fuair /Ní bhfuair……

Then complete page 100.

 

English:

Spellbound: page 70, exercise 1

Starlight: In folensonline.ie search for the Starlight 2nd class. Pick a poster of your choice and do some of the activities on it.

 

Other Subjects to try over the week (2nd – 5th June) :

SPHE: Try an idea or two from https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

 

Religion:

Weekly theme on Grow In Love website - Theme 10: Grow In Love; Lesson 2 ‘Growing In Love.’- look at the stories, songs etc…

 

P.E. – Ideas include - PE @ Home with coach Clare /10 @ 10 etc (from rteplayer), try some yoga (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg.), PE with Joe (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuN1aYvN8z9uWJMEJr7MJFd)  ….. or simply getting out with family for a walk/ back yard games is perfect. Added to this Twinkl have esports week (just type that into the search) with lots of challenge cards for outdoors.

 

OTHER SUBJECTS (Again these are just ideas as you may want to do other things/leave them out).

 

History:

Project about my family (this will be last bit of history so take your time ) and try to enjoy it.

In the project put in a family tree (it doesn’t have to have pictures),  a timeline of important events in your life, family crest (each surname has a crest which you should be able to find on the internet), interview with some people in your family about their life (you could ask them about their school, favourite toys etc..)

These pages from Twinkl will help you:

What is a family tree twinkl powerpoint: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WzociyU5NXw_ypHyOxisiy66a_Fmvzzc/view?usp=sharing

Family Tree Samples: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WAbHw4Q5kpCG3bgjr_Kl0LbdlTKh86bx/view?usp=sharing

TimeLine: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KdDPWq2tHuxZicAo22HPCJx0UOpfm_yj/view?usp=sharing – this is just an example. You want to show things that have already happened to you (in the past).

Family crest: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BhBIhwELbPX9bt5G0qjWueudOtLH2CFf/view?usp=sharing

All About Me/Family Crest/Interview a Family Member/Family Tree: https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/age-7-9-interview-a-family-member-resource-pack-t-e-2549963 (pack on Twinkl)

 

Geography

Map Work Revision – Have a look at page 13 of Small World where we drew a treasure map. Have a good look at your garden.Can you draw a map of your garden?  Make sure you spend some time in the garden to make sure your map is somewhat accurate (don’t worry about measuring).

 

Science:

Give this bird scavenger hunt a try when you are out walking with your family. It would be beneficial to print it but maybe you could save the sheet to a parent’s phone. Don’t worry too much about the point system.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_iijk7vvgyMuP2KmvBFIJ1SYrYQpBNBv/view?usp=sharing (UK based but it should be adaptable to Ireland too! )

 

Music: As you walk about listen to the sounds you hear (not the man made sounds) but the wonderful birds singing etc…..

 

Art:

Make a bird feeder (with an adult’s help. An adult might have to help you /supervise you cutting out the pieces).See https://www.pinterest.ch/pin/73746512635502425/ or https://www.pinterest.com/pin/418131146635844458/ or search other ideas.  

 

Drama:

Over the next few weeks make up your own little play and act it out.

 

 

Parents, please remember that ads are likely to pop up at the start of you tube clips and on screen when watching! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/05/2020

Please see today's answers here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rkcNbuCQ5hkgmkRepcNB5rcZqKsVx3xM/view?usp=sharing

 25/05/2020

I hope everyone had a lovely day. I'm attaching today's answers here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pZp5gGZt_fWKEQi2A3-fm-UgCUESQ-Xb/view?usp=sharing 

I'm also including a fabulous space shuttle created by Conor L.

 

 

25th May – 29th May 2020

 

Hi Everyone,

 

I’m enclosing the work for the week below. Remember do your best as always. Weekly work is at the end of the list. 

 

I also just want to let you know about a few competitions that we have been notified of:

http://www.confirm.ie/future_competition - Future of Work competition

https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools  - National Book tokens draw

 

I'm attaching below two really well argued writing pieces. One from Conor K and the other from Niamh D. Both take a different point of view and show that it is okay to have a different opinions to our friends. Welldone to both of you! 

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/Evelyn/IMG_0090.jpg (Niamh)

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/Evelyn/IMG_5423.JPG (Conor) 

I also recived this great fruit art, which Callum made with his brother Jack. Well done to you both!

Again can I remind parents,that I have not heard back from yet, to check you e-mails. (Thanks in advance). 

 

Good luck with your work!

 

Ms O’Dwyer

 

Daily:

Please revise your tables every day (https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php) and make sure that you read out loud a little each day too. We’ve finished our Fuaimeanna (so no more Irish spellings) so just open a page each day and read the words.

 

Monday, 25th May 2020

Maths: 

Master Your Maths: Page 60 Monday (week 28)

Mathemagic: Give these activities a go http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-159/index.html again then do page 152 no.1 to no. 8 – Remember to complete the sum in the bracket first. You will need to do your workings in a copy (be neat!) just like in the example at the top of the page.

 

Gaeilge:

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click Siopadóireacht, Rainn, Amhrán –Seachain an Crogall. Listen to the song a few times, joining in and even trying it on your own if you can.  (click on the link below for the meaning).

OPTION 2 (without app)

Read the song, Seachain an Crogall a few times (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HvaGc35FrtNU5QKmdh3mNC0qaPQ32Ddc/view?usp=sharing)  Try to sing it looking at the words. Are there any lines you can say/sing  without looking at the words?

 

English:

Spellbound: We’ve finished our spellings for the year so each day we will just do a little revision exercise. Today it’s page 66 exercise 1

Green Genie: Read page 92 and complete page 93 A (in copy), B and C. 

 

Tuesday, 26th May 2020

Maths: 

Master Your Maths: Page 60 Tuesday (week 28)

Mathemagic: page 152 no.9 to no. 16 – Remember complete the sum in the bracket first. You will need to do your workings in a copy (be neat!) just like in the example at the top of the page.

 

Gaeilge:

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click Siopadóireacht, Ceacht 5 and listen to the story and play the different games. (Again the meaning is attached in the below link).

OPTION 2 (without app)

Read this story a few times out loud if you can.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GT36XCwm6FAl_52bTCxzBIuZ46Mp_cOi/view?usp=sharing

 

 

English:

Spellbound: page 66 exercise 2

Pronouns: Take a look at this powerpoint (https://drive.google.com/file/d/19oHTPgHed90tPFtTl8ypnZPYynUaDxRZ/view?usp=sharing) then complete a worksheet of choice from here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b0cfggIkN_c7nVwHrNN516r9jGXHU0vy/view?usp=sharing) . There are three different levels to choose from.

 

Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Maths: 

Master Your Maths: Page 61 Wednesday (week 28)

Mathemagic: Give this game a go(http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-160/index.html) to help revise when to use plus and when to use minus. Do page 153 and remember these are two step problems so you’ll be doing two sums.

 

Gaeilge:

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click Siopadóireacht, Ceacht 6 and listen to the comhrá and play the different games. Then go to page 97 and complete the work there.

OPTION 2 (without app)

Go to page 97 of Bua Na Cainte. Practise saying the words. Make up sentences about the page (e.g. Tá coinín faoin éan – The rabbit is under the bird etc…). Then complete page 97.

 

English:

Spellbound: page 67 exercise 3

Phonics: Revision. Go to edcolearning.ie site (user: primaryedcobooks and the password is edco2020).

Click All e books, English, Let’s Talk Literacy then click on the 2nd class book. Complete page 105 by just writing the correct words in a copy.

 

 

Thursday, 28th May 2020

Maths: 

Master Your Maths: Page 61 Thursday (week 28)

Mathemagic: page 154 – again two step problems but a little harder than yesterday.

Gaeilge:

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click Siopadóireacht, Ceacht 7 and listen to the comhrá and play the different games.

OPTION 2 (without app)

Practise the following phrases a few times. Change items and names and write a few sentences out.

Cé leis _________? (Who owns _____? )

Is liomsa   é. (I own it.)

Is le ____ é. (____ owns it.)

Níl a fhios agam. (I don’t know.)

 

English:

Spellbound: page 67 exercise 4

Writing: Create a poster trying to persuade people to reduce, reuse and recycle

 

 

Friday, 29th May 2020

Master Your Maths: page 80, test 15

Time Revision:

Use these activities to help you to revise time:  http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-114/index.html , http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-116/index.html, http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-117/index.html, http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-118/index.html

When finished to some or all of revision page 156 (Mathemagic)

 

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: Randomly open a page and read the words for revision.

Bua Na Cainte:

Click on the theme An Teilifís and then Ceacht 8. Listen to the news and weather.

Then write your own news and weather on page 98. If you do not have the app go straight to page 98.

Optional: Read out your news and weather pretending to be a newsreader.

Remember: Chuaigh mé go dtí Siopa na bPeataí  – I went to the pet shop. /Chonaic mé ______ agus ______ . – I was ____ and _____ / Cheannaigh me peata nua. – I bought a new pet.

English:

Spellbound: page 68 exercise 1

Poetry: Go to this site ( https://coppclass.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/the-writer-of-this-poem-by-roger-mcgough/) and read The Writer Of This Poem by Roger McGough.

 You can also access it though Starlight (on the folens website). In the folens website bring up Starlight 2nd Class (enter into search box to find) . Under unit click Combined 07- Adventures With Authors.  Click Open under Poster 15– Adventures With Authors. Click on the poem and join in(or try to recite it yourself).

 

 

Other Subjects to try over the week:

SPHE: Try an idea or two from https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

 

History:

Small World - Read page 90 and complete activity B on page 91. Complete activity C and if you want to learn more about The International Space Centre have a look at https://youtu.be/V8c-DctLxLo (don’t worry if you don’t understand everything!).

 

Geography

Small World page 88 and 89. If you want to learn more about the life of astronauts on the International Space Centre check out https://youtu.be/UyFYgeE32f0 (sleeping in space), https://youtu.be/TU9kffoAQ8U (brushing teeth in space) and https://youtu.be/AZx0RIV0wss (Eating In Space). Note: clips are from 2013.

 

Science:

Read Small World page 83 and complete A. If you are interested take a look at the movie here https://jr.brainpop.com/science/energy/light/ and answer questions/play quizzes etc… User name is Powerstown2nd and password is 2512131920 . (Note: Give the page time to load)

 

Religion:

Weekly theme on Grow In Love website - Theme 10: Grow In Love; Lesson 1 ‘As I have loved you.’- look at the stories, songs etc…

 

P.E. – Ideas include - PE @ Home with coach Clare /10 @ 10 etc (from rteplayer), try some yoga (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg.), PE with Joe (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuN1aYvN8z9uWJMEJr7MJFd)  ….. or simply getting out with family for a walk/ back yard games is perfect.

 

Music, Art and Drama (Again these are just ideas as you may want to do other things).

 

Music: You could access this virtual piano and learn to play a few tunes https://www.twinkl.ie/go/resource/tg-ga-168-twinkl-tunes-virtual-piano-game

 

Art:Some art ideas that I saw recently and thought ‘that looks fun’ include

fish collage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgVsCYrPEVw) – you don’t need to watch the whole clip. You will get the idea from the first few minutes and you could trace and colour the circles. You also don’t need to add the glitter glue pen at the end.

Dot work art (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbg18dCiVV4)- again you don’t have to watch the whole clip to get the idea. You can use the tip of an old pencil or pen instead to the paperclip or mobile phone clip.

hooplakidzdoodle on youtube have step by step drawing activities.

 

Drama:

Use your Grumpy Teaspoon pages 73 to 76 and act out the drama with brothers/sisters or alone using different voices.

 

Parents, please remember that ads are likely to pop up at the start of you tube clips and on screen when watching! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please find answers to work from today/this week here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p3gA_zM1BElGt06YI1LpYtLlHR-v5wPC/view?usp=sharing.

Any parent who has not checked e-mail/voice mail can I ask you to do so and get back to me as soon as you can. The e-mail address that I have used are those provided in the contact sheet at the start of the year. 

Thanks, 

Ms O'D 

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These are the answers for 21/05/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Lpk4-pO9yYmPNRstwxHUjiasrCsRMJ5G/view?usp=sharing . I hope everyone is well and enjoying the weather. Remember again, there is no need to panic or worry if you don't get to a piece of work. Take Care.  .

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The answers for 20/05/2020 are here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GaLOqQEEPoX2LJfhGAeeDZIl80yszYrF/view?usp=sharing. Remember everyone, just do the best that you can (and that goes for parents and minders too!). 

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The answers for today are here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XJncVH3tS_UCD1xiMmBNh5qV4YkGKPV5/view?usp=sharing

and Lauren's great ideas for why homework should be banned can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LgTQB1n1empT4PdOs5kcza4Mpgw32M9l/view?usp=sharing   . 

Remember please e-mail me if you have any questions. 

 

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19th May 2020.

Good luck today. I tried some of the activities from  https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools and I thought they were great. I hope you get to try one or two! Remember everyone , take a break if you need to. Do what you can when you can (and don't worry....no matter what I understand if you can not get things done!) I'm attaching some more super ideas for Homework Should Be Banned. I typed them up as it was the easiest way for me to get them onto one page. I hope that is okay. There is no need for you to type things unless you want to. 

Ciaran's writing piece complete with drawing: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xyO1FujbSMl4U-HQ7s6Gcylct63-jfdk/view?usp=sharing

Ryan's writing piece: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xyO1FujbSMl4U-HQ7s6Gcylct63-jfdk/view?usp=sharing

 

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 Answers for 18/05/2020:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zp2WcTUWJLC6L_6pvDPUZTUIboisfyEO/view?usp=sharing

 

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a really nice weekend. I’m loading the work for the entire week today. Remember just try your best. Keep to the days for the basic subjects as best you can and then make your own timetable for the others! Even if you just get the basic subjects done each day, then that’s okay (even if you just give them a try!). Remember to get plenty of fresh air, some exercise, keep in contact with friends (maybe have a virtual play date) and keep reading. If you need a break (and this particularly goes for parents as your wellbeing is quite important too) then take it because I am sure that as the weeks go by it gets harder!

As always if you have something that you would like me to put on the website then please send me a picture. I hear that some of you are baking and taking really great care of your animal friends. If you want to send me pictures of your activities /work (It doesn’t have to have anything to do with the things I give you. It could be something you made outside/baking/drawings etc…) then I can share them on the website.

I did try to give everyone a round of applause on Saturday but unfortunately my dog seemed to think my clapping meant play time so unfortunately I couldn’t clap for as long as I wanted. My choice was stop clapping and throw a frisbee or end up with a giant frisbee shaped bruise! I do hope you had a really nice day anyway.

Mr. Fogarty has asked that you look at the below link from the PDST.  There are some lovely health and wellbeing activities that may be useful for everyone. This is going to be our SPHE for this week.

 https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

I have received the following writing pieces from Lyra and Callum. I think they make really good points on why homework should be banned (more samples will be posted tomorrow/later in the week).I have also included a fabulous drawing of an elephant by Lauren. 

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GVhsvM97QEdskiHpTgfxcNoTkAA03pro/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xyO1FujbSMl4U-HQ7s6Gcylct63-jfdk/view?usp=sharing

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1enWrmXCaod1R8_nMNzn-VOYZvJrBmhRR/view?usp=sharing

I have included the picture from the Sacrament of Reconciliation(moved from the top of the screen) below in case anyone wants it (although it is in all children’s Communion folder which I will mind until you have had your day!).    

 sacrament%20of%20reconciliation.jpeg

Remember to keep checking back daily as I will be posting notes and answers every day.

Anyway here is your work for the week:

Monday, 18th May 2020

Maths: 

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. As always I find https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this but you may have found a different site/app etc…

Master Your Maths: Page 58 Monday (week 27)

Mathemagic: page 147 – Getting change and making the total amounts (note the signs in the answers are in c so no need to change to €). Try to count up so if the cost is 75c then count up to 80c (that’s 5c to make eighty) then go to one euro (20c to make eighty) so I have 25c change from €1  but I gave €2. Hence that’s €1.25 or 125c. 

 

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: pages 50 and 51 this week (we had skipped these pages so we’re returning to them as we are doing shopping this week.).

Try to say the words and read the sentences given. 

Word

Meaning

Pronunciation (parents please click Munster Dialect)

Sentence Example

úll

Apple

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/%C3%BAll

Cheannaigh mé ull sa siopa. – I bought an apple in the shop.

cón

Cone

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/c%C3%B3n

D’ith mé cón. – I ate a cone.

milseáin

sweets

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/milse%c3%a1n – you will hear milseán for sweet

Níor cheannagh mé milseáin sa siopa. – I didn’t buy sweets in the shop.

barra

Bar (of chocolate )

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/barra

Tá barra agam. – I have a bar.

deoch

Drink

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/deoch

Níl deoch agam – I don’t have a drink. 

criospaí

Crisps

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/criospa%C3%AD

Ar cheannaigh tu criospaí? – Did you buy crisps?  

páipéar

Paper/newspaper

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/p%C3%A1ip%C3%A9ar

Léigh Mamaí an páipéar. –Mammy read the paper. 

paipéar grinn

Comic

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/grinn - you will hear grinn

Léigh mé an páipéar grinn. – I read the comic.  

OPTIONAL : Play Cluicke Kim (Cad a thóg mé)

Learn: page 51 úll agus cón, writing them out to help you learn.

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click Siopadóireacht, Rainn, An Siopa. Listen to the poem An Siopa a few times, joining in and making up actions if you can.

OPTION 2 (without app)

Read the poem An Siopa (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YI2wmw0Fs4EBcMEZ6vvIiNkB0DqIhbC9/view?usp=sharing) a few times. Are there any lines you can say without looking at the words? Can you make up actions to go with it?

 

English:

Spellbound: Learn page 64 (block 109) and do exercise 1– You can do some of the activities like ‘cheerleader’, ‘snap the vowels and clap the consonants’ to help you learn the words like we do in class.

Grumpy Teaspoon: Read pages 64, 65 and 66. When you finish reading, think of five words to describe Dotty. Then, nice and neatly, complete activity A, B and C in your copy.

 

Tuesday, 19th May 2020

Maths: 

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. As always I find https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this but you may have found a different site/app etc…

Master Your Maths: Page 58 Tuesday (week 27)

Change From € 2:Go to  https://my.cjfallon.ie/preview/student/10346/1 or to www.cjfallon.ie (clicking Primary, 2nd Class, Maths, Busy At Maths, Online Book). In both you will have to put in your name and e-mail to gain entry. Go to page 134 and complete the activities in your copy to get more practise at getting change from €2 by counting up.

 

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: pages 50 and 51  this week.

Practise the words through games (cad a thóg mé) and through using the words in sentences.

Do: Page 50 A and B

Learn: page 51 milseáin and barra, writing them out to help you learn .

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click Siopadóireacht, Ceacht 1. Listen to the conversation (yellow speech box), clicking on the mouse’s book to allow the words to appear, and then play the games (under games icon). Make sure you are saying the sentences/ words too.

Then do page 93 of the book.

OPTION 2 (without app)

Using the picture on page 93 of the book make up as many sentences as you can with Ar cheannaigh (Mamaí, Daidí, Ruairí, Róisín) (bagún, leitís etc.. from picture) ? and answer with Cheannaigh/Níor cheannaigh ______ like the examples given. Then write the answers in for page 93.

 

English:

Read your own book/magazine of choice for at least 15 minutes (this can be done at any time of the day).Make sure to read a little bit aloud.

Spellbound: Learn page 64 (block 110) and do exercise 2 on page 65.

Revision of nouns: Have a look at this Twinkl powerpoint https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RbzptOozyCDQomajmneHLOC_ZGJ3p9AE/view?usp=sharing (downloading then using will give the most benefit) then complete this activity (you can mail me your answers if you want): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VH3N3-tVVG0W3RQYfm3E8jm_VCEYJlRZ/view?usp=sharing

Optional: Listen to this song https://youtu.be/8p5UhEKmA7g to help revise what nouns are (don’t worry about proper and common nouns – that’s for next year).

 

Wednesday, 20th May 2020

Maths: 

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. As always I find https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this but you may have found a different site/app etc…

Master Your Maths: Page 59 Wednesday (week 27)

Total Cost: Try http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-135/index.html then go to  https://my.cjfallon.ie/preview/student/10346/1 or to the www.cjfallon.ie (clicking Primary, 2nd Class, Maths, Busy At Maths, Online Book). Go to page 135 and complete the activities in your copy.

 

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: pages 50 and 51 this week.

Practise the words through games (cad a thóg mé) and through using the words in sentences.

Do: Page 50 C and D

Learn: page 51 deoch and criospaí, writing them out to help you learn.

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click Siopadóireacht, Ceacht 2. Listen to the conversation (yellow speech box), clicking on the mouse’s book to allow the words to appear, and then play the games (under games icon). Make sure you are saying the sentences/ words too.

Then do page 94 of the book. (remember uaidh for a boy and uaithi for a girl).

OPTION 2 (without app)

Make up as many sentences as you can with Tá _____ uaidh.( He needs ____) and Tá _____ uaithi (She needs_____) . Then do page 94 of the book. Make sure to read back over the sentences to get more practice.

 

English:

Read your own book/magazine of choice for at least 15 minutes (this can be done at any time of the day).

Spellbound: Learn page 64 (block 111) and do exercise 3 on page 65.

Phonics: revision – complete page 94 of Green Genie – when finished try to think of others words that have the same sound as the one you have written. E.g Ball – you might think of fall, tall etc… afterwards.

 

Thursday, 21st May 2020

Maths: 

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. As always I find https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this but you may have found a different site/app etc…

Master Your Maths: Page 59 Thursday  (week 27)

Mathemagic: Give this activity a try (http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-159/index.htmlthen do page 151 no.1 to no.9 – Remember complete the sum in the bracket first. You will need to do your workings in a copy(be neat!)

 

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: pages 50 and 51  this week.

Practise the words through games (cad a thóg mé) and through using the words in sentences.

Do: Page 51 E and F

Learn: page 51 páipéar and páipéar grinn, writing them out to help you learn .

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click Siopadóireacht, Ceacht 3. Listen to the conversations (yellow speech box), clicking on the mouse’s book to allow the words to appear, and then play the games (under games icon). Make sure you are saying the sentences/ words too.

Then read the top of page 95 (the money amounts) and answer the questions at the end of the page. 

OPTION 2 (without app)

Look at page 95 and read the money amounts. Get an adult or an older sibling to write down a money amount and ask Cé mhéad? You answer using the top of page 95 to help you.

Example 19c : Adult: Cé mhéad? You: naoi cent déag.

When you have gone through all of the amounts compete the written activity at the end of the page.

 

English:

Read your own book/magazine of choice for at least 15 minutes (this can be done at any time of the day).

Spellbound: Learn page 64 (block 112) and do exercise 4 on page 65

Writing:

Today you are going to write your own persuasive writing piece. This time you can decide what title to argue. You could decide to write Everyone Should Have A Pet or Pets Are Too Much Trouble.

 

Firstly decide on your title then try to think of reasons to support your title.

Use this outline to help you make a plan.

Paragraph 1 – introduction –  say what pets are and maybe give a few things you need to do to look after pets.

Paragraph 2 – Give a reason why everyone should have pets and explain it well. OR give a reason why pets are too much trouble and explain it well

Paragraph 3 – Give a different reason why everyone should have pets and explain it well. OR Give a reason why pets are too much trouble and explain it well

(Paragraph 4 –if you can think of another reason and explain it. Leave this paragraph out if you can’t think of another idea)

Paragraph 5 –Complete:  I really believe that everyone should have a pet because______ or I really believe that pets are too much trouble because _______

 

Don’t forget to check back over your work (although you can do that tomorrow if you run out of time) and send me your finished work if you can. I’d love to share some on the website.

 

Friday, 22nd May 2020

Maths: 

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. As always I find https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this but you may have found a different site/app etc…

Master Your Maths: page 79, test 14

Mathemagic: page 151 no.10 to no. 18 – Remember complete the sum in the bracket first. You will need to do your workings in a copy(be neat!) just like in the example at the top of the page.

 

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: pages 50 and 51 this week.

Do: Page 51 G

Revise words and get an adult to give you a test – Please send results if you can.

 

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click Siopadóireacht, Ceacht 4. Listen to the story/conversation (yellow speech box), clicking on the mouse’s book to allow the words to appear, and then play the games (under games icon). Make sure you are saying the sentences/ words too.

Then read the top of page 96 and fill in the blanks under Bí ag scríobh. 

OPTION 2 (without app)

Read the top of page 96 a few time. Mime the story as you read it the last time and then fill in the blanks under Bí ag scríobh. 

 

English:

Read your own book/magazine of choice for at least 15 minutes (this can be done at any time of the day).

Spellbound: Revise your spellings and get an adult to give you a quick test. Again you can use two of the record cards at the back of your book to do the test if copies are running out.

Starlight (please scroll to previous Fridays if you have not logged into the Folens website before). In the folens website bring up Starlight 2nd Class (enter into search box to find) . Under unit click Combined 07- Adventures With Authors.  Click Open under Poster 15– Adventures With Authors. Look at Story 1 (starters) or Story 2 (flyers) then click and complete the tasks under Labelling, Questions (answer questions orally) and Activity.

 

 Weekly Work (make your own decisions on when to do them) : 

SPHE: Try an idea or two from https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

 

Science:

Read Small World page 86 and complete the activities. If you are interested this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ-qLUIj_A0) is a lovely song about the solar system.

 

Geography

Earth, Moon and Sun – have a look at this clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riMAITbLqZI then complete the activity on page 87 of Small World.

 

History:

Read page 90 and complete the timeline at the end of the page. If this is something that you find interesting then you might enjoy actual footage of the 1969 moon landing (https://youtu.be/oDtWnCSsBSQ  )

 

Religion:

Weekly theme on Grow In Love website - Theme 9: Creation; Lesson 1 ‘God Wants Us To Be Happy’- look at the stories, songs etc…

 

P.E.PE @ Home with coach Clare /10 @ 10 etc….. or simply getting out with family for a walk/ back yard games/ etc… or you could try some yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg.

 

Music, Art and Drama (Again these are just ideas as you may want to do other things).

Music: Listen to Viennese Percussionist Martin Breinschmid (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2LJ1i7222c) with his version of the "Typewriter" by Leroy Anderson. A typewriter was a machine used before we could type things and print them out. Join in by pretending to be the person using the typewriter. Can you make up symbols for the bell, hitting the keys and the return (where he flicks the machine to get to a new line). Orally: Do you like this piece? Why/Why not?

Art/Drama:

Have a look at this PowerPoint https://drive.google.com/file/d/15vX-px9tlu8erLpQ8eYm0rj8VB8ZgNUQ/view?usp=sharing, and complete the activity suggested if you want ( I have given another idea for art that might be more fun!) . For drama mime the different sculptures created by Anthony Gormley. Can you (safely) create other sculptures using your body (you could be sleeping, talking etc.. but remember you can’t move!).

 You could make your own space ship from materials you no longer need or make a space robot. If you were really adventurous you could try to make a solar system https://www.redtedart.com/kids-crafts-solar-system/. It would be really lovely to get a picture of your art projects for the website!

 

Parents, please remember that ads are likely to pop up at the start of you tube clips and on screen when watching!  

 

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Answers for 15/05/2020 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DwGu5C_qfSMjpRQaGDjCDtTy4T-VcAgQ/view?usp=sharing 

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 Hi All.

  Today is not quite as nice as last Saturday, weather-wise, but it's still fine and such a pity we're not celebrating your First Holy Communion. That day will come. The current restrictions will ease and we'll all have to work together to bring things back to normal, starting with this Monday 18th May. Ms. O' Dwyer and yourselves had been working so hard in preparation for today, your parents had put in a lot of work and planning too I'm sure. I hope you got a big congratulation and applause at 11.00am, as Ms. O' Dwyer suggested. Will the children now remember to say a big thank you to your parents. It sure is not easy trying to cover the school work with children at home so they deserve your applause.

Have a great day. I hope Finn enjoys the pancakes.

I wish the best for you all and your families.

Mr. Fogarty

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15/05/2020

 

Hi Children (and parents),

 

I just wanted to wish you are very happy weekend. I know that you have been brilliant for your families since all this started. I know that this weekend some of you may feel a little sad because you were meant to celebrate your First Holy Communion but you know that it will happen eventually. I know this has been really hard for all of you but you are all being super brilliant to follow all the new rules. I will be thinking of you this weekend. (This is where parents come in) I still think it is important to mark the day and how accepting you have been throughout all this. Therefore if Mams, Dads, brothers and sisters etc…. agree, could we all clap our First Holy Communion children, and our children who have been so patient and good while the First Holy Communion children prepared for their masses etc..., at 11a.m tomorrow? I know we won’t hear one another but I just feel it would be a nice gesture (obviously feel free to ignore the suggestion if it doesn’t suit).

 

Anyway, a little bit of work for today is below.

Friday, 15th May 2020

Maths: 

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this.

Master Your Maths: Page 78 test 13

Mathemagic: Change From € 2

For today’s maths try to set up a little shop and practise giving change from € 2  (please don’t go beyond this amount and draw /print the coin if needed). Some children will find this really hard while others will have no problem. Just set a maximum time and do not go beyond this.

Alternatively you can try working out change at this site https://teachingmoney.co.uk/eurosite/wb/CLASSchangeEURO.html and set the ‘give change from’ to € 2 (you can also revise giving change from 10c, 20c, 50c, € 1 too).

Try to encourage counting up.

 

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: pages 62 and 63 this week.

Revise the words and get an adult/older sibling to give you a test. If you do not have your test copy, you can use the test space in the book, Aonad 30 page 68.

E-mail me test results if you can!

 

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (if you have managed to download Bua Na Cainte) – In the Teilifís  screen click on the button saying scéal (bottom left). When they finish singing you will be able to hit play and listen to An Giorra agus an Toirtís(The hare and the tortoise). Hit the book in the mouse’s hand to make the sentences come up. Look at the pictures while you listen to get the general idea of what the story is about. Listen twice if you can then colour page 92 carefully.

OPTION 2 (if you don’t have the Bua Na Cainte app) – Open page 92 and put the words in the labels into oral sentences (for example Tá an toirtís ag súil go mall – The tortoise is walking slowly). Then colour page 92 carefully.

English:

Read your own book/magazine of choice for at least 15 minutes (this can be done at any time of the day).

Spellbound: Revise your spellings and get an adult to give you a quick test. Again you can use two of the record cards at the back of your book to do the test if copies are running out.

Starlight (please scroll to previous Fridays if you have not logged into the Folens website before).

 

In the folens website bring up Starlight 2nd Class (enter into search box to find) . Under unit click Combined 04-Extreme Environments. Click Open under Poster 12 – Extreme Environments. Once the poster loads click on the poem. Listen to the poem (Penguin by June Crebbin)  a few times and try to read it out loud yourself. 

DEAR COMMUNION CHILDREN, 

know this week would have been very different if we were in school. We should have been preparing for our Communion (doing our practices and our final artworks etc….) but unfortunately that was not possible. I know that everyone is probably very disappointed but remember you will get to have your very special day, just not right now. Try to look at the good things though. You will have more time to plan your day and make it even more special with all your families and friends again. I am missing all of you and I hope you will enjoy this week and the weekend even though it will be different to what we all had hoped!

Take care this week,

 

Ms O’Dwyer

 

 

P.S. To my non Communion children, I am really missing you too and I hope that you are working well at home! 

 

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The answers for 14/05/2020 are here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fM0c9hypWHRGN8Bpoo7goYss4rwU0-Zh/view?usp=sharing 

Remember everyone, just do what you can. If you are feeling tired or upset then it might be time to take a break. Your mams and dads (or whoever is taking care of you) know you well and can tell when you are really tired / upset and need a break. Listen to them if they tell you to take a break. Remember I know you're doing your best ! 

 

 

Thursday, 14th May 2020

Maths: 

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this.

Master Your Maths: Page 57 Thursday (week 26)

Mathemagic: Try these activities http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-132/index.html and http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-133/index.html. If parents have amounts of coins (coins up to € 2 ) then borrow them and have an adult or an older sibling ask you to show them money amounts (show me € 1.25, show me € 1.74 etc… depending on what coins you have). Then do page 145.

 

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: pages 62 and 63 this week.

Practise the words through games (cad a thóg mé) and through using the words in sentences.

Do:Page 63 E and F              

Learn: page 63 fliuch and gaofar, writing them out to help you learn.

Bua Na Cainte:

Click on the theme An Teilifís and then Ceacht 8. Listen to the news and weather.

Then write your own news and weather on page 91. If you do not have the app go straight to page 91. If you can take a picture of your news and weather and send it to me (so I can see how you are doing).  

Optional: Read out your news and weather pretending to be a newsreader.

Remember: Chuaigh mé go dtí an sorcas – I went to the circus/ Chonaic mé – I saw / Bhí an –spórt agam – I had good fun.

 

 

English:

Read your own book/magazine of choice for at least 15 minutes (this can be done at any time of the day).

Spellbound: Learn page 62 (block 108) and do page 63 exercise 4 – You can do some of the activities like ‘cheerleader’, ‘snap the vowels and clap the consonants’ to help you learn the words like we do in class.

Writing:

Today you are going to write your own persuasive writing piece. You have to argue that Homework should be banned. Try to think of reasons why homework should be banned and explain them in pararaphs 2, 3 and 4. I am giving you an introduction paragraph but you can write your own first introduction paragraph if you want. To help you to plan I have giving the paragraphs names but in your final draft you will not do this. Remember to read back over your work and send your final draft to me. (You can take time to finish this tomorrow too if you do not get it finished today).  

 

PLAN

Paragraph 1 : Introduction

Homework is something that children all over the world are forced to do at home after a full day of working in school. I believe that homework should be banned and school work should only be done in school.

 

Paragraph 2 – Write the first reason why you think homework should be banned and explain it fully.

Paragraph 3 – Write the second reason why you think homework should be banned and explain it fully.

Paragraph 4 – Write the third reason why you think homework should be banned and explain it fully.

Paragraph 5 – I really believe that homework should be banned. I think…. (say your three reasons again in one sentence without explaining them)

 

Don’t forget to check back over your work (although you can do that tomorrow if you run out of time) and send me your finished work if you can.

 

 

SPHE:

I know that some of you may be feeling a bit sad (especially the children who were meant to be making their First Holy Communion on Saturday) but remember this will not last forever. We will be back with our friends eventually! We will have a really brilliant Communion day eventually! So this week I want you to draw a time when you were really happy and then get that little voice inside your head to keep telling yourself that we will get back to these great time!

 

DAILY

Religion:

For Religion spend 10 minutes to 30 minutes doing some of the following. Just do a little each day.

Revise –Sanctus– on your prayer sheet

Weekly theme on Grow In Love website - Theme 9: Creation; Lesson 1 ‘God Created Us’- look at the stories, songs etc…

Activity:

Remember to get some exercise and spend some time outside! 

 

WEEKLY (Again these are just ideas as you may want to do other things).

P.E. – PE @ Home with coach Clare is a lovely you tube channel which shows some activities that could be completed at home. This week you could look at week 2 ‘Jumping’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGpLIPCa4oo. Adults please make sure these are completed in a safe environment (I personally wouldn’t complete the treasure hunt in a wooded area!)

Music: Listen to another song about a car called Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzATCHFY0Fs). Can you clap the rhythm of the song?

Art: If you have the equipment give this project a try https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NERX_szh_2U&feature=youtu.be – maybe you could draw a dragon (to match your English story instead of a chameleon).

Drama: This is our final week in Helena’s garden. Today you are going to use mime to show how things in the garden grow. Using gentle movements (nothing dangerous!) you could show the growth of flowers (starting low you could straighten up to show growth and spread out your arms pretending they are the petals etc…), the changes in the tress, the life cycle of the butterfly etc…

Parents, please remember that ads are likely to pop up at the start of you tube clips and on screen when watching!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please see answers for 13/05/2020 if wanted:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KFMspf_ShRzgKA7dYKAKxmV2yvmIZJQI/view?usp=sharing 

 

Additionally please find attached our writing piece: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KIKjeGZ9DxMAetSFdH5q_u6xoLMOMUfa/view?usp=sharing

 

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Wednesday, 13th May 2020 (Good luck today!!) 

Maths: 

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this.

Master Your Maths: Page 57 Wednesday (week 26)

Mathemagic: page 144 – work through as many of the problems as you can. Remember to do workings to support your answers.

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: pages 62 and 63 this week.

Practise the words through games (cad a thóg mé) and through using the words in sentences.

Do: Page 62 C and page 63 D        

Learn: page 63 fuar and te, writing them out to help you learn.

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click on the theme An Teilifís and then Ceacht 7. Listen to the conversation (yellow speech box), clicking on the mouse’s book to allow the words to appear, and then play the games (under games icon). There are a lot of games activities so just pick a few.

Then read page 90 and complete the activities at the bottom of the page.

OPTION 1 (without app)

Read page 90 a few times. Get somebody to read a sentence from the story and you act out the sentence to show that you understand it. Then complete the activities at the bottom of the page. 

English:

Read your own book/magazine of choice for at least 15 minutes (this can be done at any time of the day).

Spellbound: Learn page 62 (block 107) and do page 63 exercise 3 – You can do some of the activities like ‘cheerleader’, ‘snap the vowels and clap the consonants’ to help you learn the words like we do in class.

Phonics:

ow say o: Read this list (no need to learn) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kJvmTMrglRELLJ4D9vEvcuQ0FXNEgQh5/view?usp=sharing then complete page 90 A and B of Green Genie.

ew: Read or play this ew mat game https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DDM-3L0fO7IiZspGQprXsW2I02sG7wDa/view?usp=sharing then complete page 90 C and D of Green Genie.

Science:

Small World page 94 – read and complete the activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please find attached answers for today if anyone wants them: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JlE_ozHUhDg9afNRRIYBIW2hfdIwfWBZ/view?usp=sharing

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I hope that everyone got on well with Monday's work. I received this wonderful drawing of a dragon (based on the story Peter and the Dragon ) from Ciaran. Well done Ciaran!  www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/Evelyn/dragon.jpg 

Good luck with Tuesday's work everyone.  

 

Tuesday, 12th May 2020

Maths: 

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this.

Master Your Maths: Page 56 Tuesday (week 26)

Mathemagic: page 143 – writing cent amounts in c and euro when the amount is more than a euro. Remember we have already met this in our mental maths. To consolidate work when finished, give this little game a try http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-130/index.html .

 

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: pages 62 and 63 this week.

Practise the words through games (cad a thóg mé) and through using the words in sentences.

Do:Page 62 A and B

Learn: page 63 ag cur báistí and ag cur sneachta, writing them out to help you learn .

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click on the theme An Teilifís and then Ceacht 6. Listen to the conversation (yellow speech box), clicking on the mouse’s book to allow the words to appear, and then play the games (under games icon).

OPTION 1 (without app)

Read: Féach ar an ngriangraf. Look at the picture.

       Chuaigh an chlann go dti an sorcas. The family went to the circus.

Look at this picture:

 

Practise asking and answering:

Question: An ndeachaigh (Ruairí, Niamh, Mamaí, Daidí, Róisín, Oisín) go dtí an sorcas? – Did _______ go to the circus?

Answer: Chuaigh ______ go dtí an sorcas. (_______ went to the circus) or Ní dheachaigh _______ go dtí an sorcas. (_________ did not go to the circus.)

 

English:

Read your own book/magazine of choice for at least 15 minutes (this can be done at any time of the day).

Spellbound: Learn page 62 (block 106) and do page 63  exercise 2 – You can do some of the activities like ‘cheerleader’, ‘snap the vowels and clap the consonants’ to help you learn the words like we do in class.

Apostrophes:  Look at this powerpoint: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ywnQCAfQWUpEHN5M7KFXLxCchw-SbI6O/view?usp=sharing

then complete activity A, B and C on page 91 of The Green Genie.

 

Geography:

Small World page 72 – This is an introduction to rivers and mountains so just complete the activities as best you can. Rivers in maps are shown as blue lines and mountains are coloured in brown. You may have to do some of the activities in a copy/on a sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

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Please find attached answers for 11/05/2020 if desired 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cvwF3S8IShN3hnzNDmraNdEk5Qn_HGwx/view?usp=sharing

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Thank you to all the children who helped to correct our persuasive writing piece. I am going to put all of your corrections into the piece and post it later in the week.

Thanks to Síofra also who sent in this wonderful self-portrait:

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/Evelyn/20200508_133705.jpg

Anyway, good luck with your work today! 

Monday, 11th May 2020

Maths: 

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this.

Master Your Maths: Page 56 Monday (week 26)

Mathemagic: page 142 – writing cent amounts in c and euro. Remember we have already met this in our mental maths.

 

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: pages 62 and 63 this week.

Try to say the words and read the sentences given.  Maybe each day this week you could talk about the weather in Irish!

Word

Meaning

Pronunciation (parents please click Munster Dialect)

Sentence Example

An ghrian

The sun

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/grian%c3%a1n – without  án at end     

Tá an ghrian ag taitneamh – The sun is shining.

An ghealach

The moon

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/gealach

Tá an ghealach sa spéir – The moon is in the sky.

Ag cur

báistí

Raining

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/b%C3%A1ist%C3%AD

Tá sé ag cur báistí – It is raining.  

Ag cur sneachta

Snowing

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/sneachta

Tá sé ag cur sneachta – It is snowing.

Fuar

Cold

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/fuar

Tá sé fuar – It is cold. 

Te

Hot

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/te

Tá sé te – It is hot

fliuch

Wet

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/fliuch

Tá sé fliuch – It is hot

gaofar

Windy

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/gaofar

Tá sé gaofar – It is hot

OPTIONAL : Play Cluicke Kim (Cad a thóg mé)

Learn: page 63 an ghrian and an ghealach, writing them out to help you learn .

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (with app)

Click on the theme An Teilifís and then Ceacht 5. Listen to the conversation (yellow speech box), clicking on the mouse’s book to allow the words to appear, and then play the games (under games icon). There are a lot of activities under games so just pick a few today.

Then do page 89 of the book.

OPTION 1 (without app)

Make up as many sentences as you can with Is maith leis ______ ( He likes ____) and Is maith léi _______ (She likes) . Then do page 89 of the book. Make sure to read back over the sentences to get more practice.

 

English:

Spellbound: Learn page 62 (block 105) and do exercise 1– You can do some of the activities like ‘cheerleader’, ‘snap the vowels and clap the consonants’ to help you learn the words like we do in class.

Green Genie: Read Peter and The Dragon on page 88. When you finish reading think of words you would use to describe Peter? Why would you use these words? (You only have to say these ideas!)

Then on page 89 do activities A (in copy), B and C. If you want you can do activity E and F also but that is up to you.

 

History:

Small World page 92 and 93, complete the activities to learn about Communication. Please open the below link to read the conversation between Joan and her father for page 93. https://drive.google.com/file/d/16_kwN-aYfJv4quz5z7_9snSTzzFa-plq/view?usp=sharing

 

 

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I really hope you all have a lovely weekend. Please see the answers for today if you want to self correct!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19zO6pVu36MkxVxouUbRGGIqNrfutzgh1/view?usp=sharing

 

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 Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is being really good (I’m sure you are!). I just have a few things that I want to let you know about. TG4 have some Irish based lessons for children. For information and the schedule see https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/cula4-ar-scoil/ .

 

Waterford Libraries have set up a reading challenge for students. Full information at http://waterfordlibraries.ie/reading-challenge/ or contact Lucy on laughney@waterfordcouncil.ie

 

Good luck today and remember if you would like to send me on any of your artwork (assigned or not) please do and I can upload them to the website with your permission. 

 

Friday 8th May 2020

Maths:  

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this.

Master Your Maths –page 77 test 12.

Mathemagic: Today we will look at change from €1. Begins by playing this game http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-62/index.html.

When you have finished with the interactive work do page 141. Some children will fill out the total change first and work out the change coins. Others will find it easier to get to the nearest five, ten etc… then work out the total.  Do 1 to 8 and if you are finding it okay complete 9 to 15

 

IRISH:

Fuaimeanna:

Revise your spelling and if you can get an adult to give you a quick test. As you have no test copy you could use the space at the back of the book for Aonad 27 on page 68.

If you want you can e-mail your results to me so I know how you are doing.

Bua Na Cainte

Option 1 (using app)

Click on the theme An Teilifís and then click Rainn (which is across the bottom of the page). Click ‘Cá bhfuil mo…’ , hit the mouse’s book to get the words and then press play. Listen to the song a few times and try to join in. You can make up simple actions as you sing it.

Option 2 (not using app)

Read the song a few times (click link). If you can sing it! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-QT8OUyU9jbDmlQfPWH0s4I2C7tycn4b/view?usp=sharing

 

English:

Read your own book/magazine of choice for at least 15 minutes (this can be done at any time of the day).

Spellbound: Do exercise 4 on page 61. Then Revise your spellings and get an adult to give you a quick test. Remember I only marked three blocks this week so you only have 12 spellings. Again you can use two of the blocks at the back of your book for the test if copies are running out.

Starlight (please scroll to previous Friday if you have not logged into the Folens website before).

In the folens website bring up Starlight 2nd Class (enter Starlight 2nd  into search box to find) . Under unit click Combined 04-Extreme Environments. Click Open under Poster 12 – Extreme Environments. Once the poster loads listen to Story 2 (Flyers) and then complete Labelling, Questions (which you answer orally) and Activity.

 

DAILY:
Religion:

For Relgion spend 10 minutes to 30 minutes doing some of the follow. Just do a little each day. 

Revise – Confiteor – on your prayer sheet

Weekly theme on Grow In Love pages - Theme 8: We can Live Like Jesus then click Lesson 3 ‘Go and share the Good News’- look at the stories, songs etc…

 

P.E. Get some exercise. Try 10@10 or anything that is working for you.

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Answers for 07/05/2020: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/116p_wSdy7CbuhzS8ovOT-UP6K2fmSrpr/view?usp=sharing

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Hi everyone,

 

The work for Thursday is below. I hope you get on well. Remember to keep sending pictures of your activities if you can. Your mams and dads were telling me that most of you are getting loads of exercise so well done!!

 

Thursday 7th May 2020 

Maths:  

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this.

Master Your Maths page 76 test 11.

Money- Change From € 1

For today’s maths try to set up a little shop and practise giving change from € 1  (please don’t go beyond this amount and draw /print the coin if needed). Some children will count up to the nearest ten then onto 100c when giving change. Others will work out the change in their head and make the coins to match.

 Alternatively you can try working out change at this site https://teachingmoney.co.uk/eurosite/wb/CLASSchangeEURO.html and set the ‘give change from’ to € 1 (you can also revise giving change from 10c, 20c, 50c.).

 

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: page 56 say all the words (as yesterday and practise putting them into sentences)

Optional: Play Cluicke Kim (Cad a thóg mé)

page 57 do activities E and F

Page 57 learn to spell rás, sorcas and an nuacht and write them out to help you learn them.

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (if you have managed to download Bua Na Cainte)

Click on the theme An Teilifís and then Ceacht 4. Listen to the conversation (yellow speech box), clicking on the mouse’s book to allow the words to appear, and then play the games (under games icon).

Optional: You can do a drama alone (pretending to be the different characters using different voices- see the script below) .

OPTION 2 (if you don’t have the Bua Na Cainte app)-

Read the following. The names show the character that says each one.

NIAMH: Tá cartún ar an teilifís. = There is a cartoon on television.

          An maith leat an cartún? – Do you like the cartoon?

OISÍN: Ní maith liom an cartún. – I don’t like the cartoon.

          Athraigh an cainéal. – Change the channel.

RUAIRÍ: Ná hathraigh an cainéal. – Don’t change the channel.

          Is breá liom an cartún. – I really like the cartoon.

          Tabhair dom an rialtán. – Give me the control.

OISÍN: Tabhair dom an rialtán.

NARRATOR: Thosaigh na páistí ag troid. – The children started fighting.

MAMAÍ: Ná bígí ag troid. – Don’t fight/Don’t be fighting.

          Tabhair dom an rialtán.

RUAIRÍ: Gabh mo leithscéal, tá brón orm. – Excuse me. I am sorry

OISÍN: Gabh mo leithscéal, tá brón orm.

MAMAÍ: Tá sé ceart go leor. – It’s alright.

Optional: You can do a drama alone (pretending to be the different characters using different voices) .

 English:

Read your own book/magazine of choice for at least 15 minutes (this can be done at any time of the day).

Spellbound: Learn page 60 (block 102) and do exercise 3 on page 61 – You can do some of the activities like ‘cheerleader’, ‘snap the vowels and clap the consonants’ to help you learn the words like we do in class.

Writing:Thank you to everyone who e-mailed me with ideas for our writing piece . Time on Devices needs to be limited. This is the draft I came up with based on your ideas. Please open it and find the mistakes.

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KIKjeGZ9DxMAetSFdH5q_u6xoLMOMUfa/view?usp=sharing

Remember ARRRAdd – is there anything I need to add? /Rearrange – Are the sentences in the correct order or do I need to rearrange them? / Replace – Are there any words I could replace? Did I use a word too much/Remove – Is there anything I need to take out (remove)?

Then COPS – Check Capitals, Organisation (do I have paragraphs etc..) Punctuation (full stops, capitals etc…) and Spellings.

Remember to e-mail me the corrections that you find or things that you think could be improved.

 

Small World : 

Complete page 80 Summer

 

As you play or get some exercise outside, can you see any sign of summer? 

DAILY:
Religion:

For Relgion spend 10 minutes to 30 minutes doing some of the follow. Just do a little each day.

Revise – Confiteor – on your prayer sheet

Weekly theme on Grow In Love pages - Theme 8: We can Live Like Jesus then click Lesson 3 ‘Go and share the Good News’- look at the stories, songs etc…

 

P.E. Get some exercise. Try 10@10 or anything that is working for you.

  

WEEKLY:

Weekly Suggestions for art, music and drama (these are only suggestions and are totally optional!)

ART: Take a line for a walk:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chZn1kdjx_w (you don’t have to watch the whole clip). You could also take a look at this you tube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaJiHIXyxinDJ5Q8gRi1yWA for other ideas from Roisin Hanrahan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAMA: We will continue to look at Helena’s garden from Drama Lessons 7-11 year olds. Last week you pretended to be Helena telling about her garden worries. This week pick two of her worries (in gallery) and pretend you are a person trying to reassure her. You will be telling her that the things (her problems) normally happen and you might even explain about the life cycle of a butterfly which we did last week. Remember to be really kind when you explain the resolutions for the problems to Helena.

 MUSIC:  Enjoy and join in with My Aunty May/The Green Machine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SWiJ1_mobY. Can you find things to use (voice, pots and pans etc…) to make the noises of the broken down machine.

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Please use this link to access answes for 06/05/2020 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ha6Hqq0Ww7w_fs6UiBkgTTSk68GLh6Qv/view?usp=sharing           

 

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Hi All,

Please find attached the work for Wed 6th May.

I want to bring your attention to a few competitions:

https://drawourheroes.ie/ and

https://www.itsligo.ie/artcompetition/

For the historians out there this download might prove interesting https://dublin.epicchq.com/explorers-history-at-home-pack .

Anyone interested in creating a time capsule for your ‘at home learning’ can find resources here on twinkl:  https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/coronavirus-time-capsule-resource-pack-t-tp-2549605.

Remember also that May is the month of Mary so you might like to take a look at this lovely powerpoint: https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi-re-3-may-is-the-month-of-mary.

For anyone looking for more P.E. suggestions you could try https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/ (which can also be viewed in Irish) .

I’m attaching Lauren’s lovely reworked version of This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams. Well done Lauren. You did really well!

  https://drive.google.com/file/d/17zXp7RxaZhFzoRFLmSqKkqbGZCvseTLh/view?usp=sharing

Keep sending your lovely art work, activities and remember to tell me how you’re doing in your tests.

 

Good Luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 6th May 2020

 

 

 

Maths:  

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction tables. https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this.

Master Your Maths –page 75 test 10.

Mathemagic- Today we begin looking at money. Begin by revising making up the euro by playing this game http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-60/index.html and then make up amounts of money at http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-61/index.html.

(OPTIONAL – if you can find some coins between 1c and €1, ask an adult/older sibling to get you to make up amounts between 1c and €1. They might ask you to show them 23c, 54c etc….. )

When you have finished with the practical work do page 139 no. 1 and no. 2

 

 

 

Gaeilge:

Fuaimeanna: page 56 say all the words (as yesterday and practise putting them into sentences)

Optional: Play Cluicke Kim (Cad a thóg mé)

Page 56 do activity C and page 57 do activity D

Page 57 learn to spell rás, sorcas and an nuacht and write them out to help you learn them.

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (if you have managed to download Bua Na Cainte) –

Click on the theme An Teilifís and then Ceacht 3. Listen to the conversations 3.1 (again) and 3.2 (yellow speech box) and play both games (under games icon).

Then read the top of page 88 and draw the times at the bottom of the page. Make sure to use a ruler to draw the clock hands.

OPTION 2 (if you don’t have the Bua Na Cainte app)-

Listen to the clip which explains time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtrZurOlGFY again (Again no need to post any comments) . Remember we use tar éis for after and chun for to. Once you have watched the clip then get somebody to ask Cén t-am é ? and practise giving o’clock , quarter past, half past and quarter to answers in irish again.

Advance it by practising the phrases Cén t-am atá an ____ ar súil? (use programmes from top of page 87 ) and make up answers using ceathrú tar éis and ceathru chun. Example: Cén t-am atá an clár spóirt ar súil? (what time is the sport programme on?) Tá an clár spóirt ar súil ag ceathú chun a ceathair (The sports programme is on at quarter to 4) etc….

Then read the top of page 88 and draw the times at the bottom of the page. Make sure to use a ruler to draw the clock hands.

 

 

 

English:

Read your own book/magazine of choice for at least 15 minutes (this can be done at any time of the day).

Spellbound: Learn page 60 (block 101) and do exercise 2 on page 61 – You can do some of the activities like ‘cheerleader’, ‘snap the vowels and clap the consonants’ to help you learn the words like we do in class.

Green Genie:

Revision – Plurals. Today we are just revising plurals (more than one). To do this complete page 87. If you feel that you need more activities then try https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/skillswise/plurals/z7trpg8 for worksheets.

 

Geography:

Today we are looking at the provinces of Ireland. We will be looking at this by using Twinkl resources (so if you can’t access Twinkl then let me know and I will add you to the mailing list). Firstly look at these https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi2-g-150-counties-of-ireland-display-poster and https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi-g-54-counties-of-ireland-poem (Remember in Ulster Fermanagh, Armagh, Tyrone, Derry, Antrim and Down are actually in Northern Ireland). Then complete the wordsearches: https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi-g-47-counties-of-ireland-word-search

 

 

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Answers Tuesday 5th May 2020

Hi Everyone, 

 

I hope your work went well today. I will be uploading tomorrow's work later today / in the morning and I will be including some lovely work samples and competitions. In the meantime the below link will hopefully provide answers to today's work. 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O2415R1X-wOudK8-pXwZgCINYoFCJmNb/view?usp=sharing

 

Take Care,

Ms O'Dwyer

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Tuesday 5th May 2020

 

Maths:  

Tables: Spend about ten to fifteen minutes practising all addition and subtraction. https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php  is a great site for this.

Master Your Maths – Revision Week so we will be doing weekly tests all this week. Begin with page 74 test 9.

CJ FALLON WEBSITE: Today we will continue to look at area (final day). Remember: Area is the amount of space or surface that an object takes up.  We are going to look at the amount of squares of surface an object takes up again. You can begin by completing these games http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-150/index.html and http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19626/activity-151/index.html.

When you have completed this look at page 151 of Busy At Maths 2 no 1 and no. 2. Write your answers in a copy. There will be a lot of counting squares so just do as much as you can!

The link to the book is https://my.cjfallon.ie/preview/student/10346/155  (you will be asked to input email address to access book).

However this link may not work for you. If it does not try going onto the cjfallon site and click : Primary, 2nd, Maths, Busy At Maths, Busy At Maths 2, 2nd Class, Online Book. Hit the button under actions and go to page 151 (you may be asked to enter an e-mail address at this time.).

Gaeilge :

Fuaimeanna: This week we are returning to pages that we skipped. We will be working on pages 56 and 57, An Teilifís.

Try to say the words and read the sentences given. 

Word

Meaning

Pronunciation (parents please click Munster Dialect)

Sentence Example

Cartún

Cartoon

https://www.focloir.ie/en/dictionary/ei/cartoon – click M beside stiallchartún

Tá an cartún ar fheabhas – The cartoon is excellent.

Bia

Food

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/bia

Is maith liom cláir bhia – I like food programmes. (slight change to bia as cláir comes before it)

spórt

Sport

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/sp%C3%B3rt

Tá spórt ar an teilifís Sport is on the TV.

Rás

Race

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/r%C3%A1s

Tá an rás ar an teilifís – The race is on television.

 

Sorcas

Circus

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/sorcas

Chuaigh mé go dtí an sorcas – I went to the circus.

An nuacht

The news

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/nuacht

Is fuath liom an nuacht ar an teilifís – I hate the news on TV.

Ceol

Music

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/ceol

Is aoibheann liom ceol – I love music

Ag canadh

Singing

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/canadh

Tá sí ag canadh – She is singing. 

OPTIONAL : Play Cluicke Kim (Cad a thóg mé) by writing the words on separate pieces of paper. Close your eyes and somebody removes a word and asks cad a thóg mé? You have to work out what has been taken just like we do in school.

Complete page 56 A and B and learn cartún, bia and spórt (extra as we missed Monday but we will do less Bua)

 

Bua Na Cainte:

OPTION 1 (if you have managed to download Bua Na Cainte) –

Click on the theme An Teilifís and then Ceacht 3. Listen to the conversation 3.1(yellow speech box) and play the game Tasc Éisteachta.

 

OPTION 2 (if you don’t have the Bua Na Cainte app)-

Listen to the clip which explains time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtrZurOlGFY ( no need to post any comments! We have used it before but this time we are listen to whole clip). Remember we use tar éis for after and chun for to. Once you have watched the clip then get somebody to ask Cén t-am é ? and practise giving o’clock , quarter past, half past and quarter to answers in irish.

 

 

English:

Spellbound: Learn page 60  (block 101) and do exercise 1 and exercise 2 – You can do some of the activities like ‘cheerleader’, ‘snap the vowels and clap the consonants’ to help you learn the words like we do in class.

Green Genie: Read The Amazing Maze on pages 60, 61 and 62 .

Answer these questions orally – What clues in the story tell us that the King is mean? What clues in the story tell us that the prince is brave? What clues in the story tell us that the princess is intelligent?

Then in your copy answer the questions at A, B and C froma page 63.

 

Religion:

For Relgion spend 10 minutes to 30 minutes doing some of the follow. Just do a little each day.

Revise – Confiteor – on your prayer sheet

Weekly theme on Grow In Love pages - Theme 8: We can Live Like Jesus then click Lesson 3 ‘Go and share the Good News’- look at the stories, songs etc…

 

History

Small World – pages 78 and 79 read and complete the activities on Bealtaine

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Week From 27th April to 1st May

 

Special Wishes : 

Monday, 27th April 2020

 I’d like to wish a very HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY to CONOR L.

I really hope you have a great day and it is definitely an excuse for Conor to do less work today!

Friday, 01 May 2020

 I’d like to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Hazel who turns 9 tomorrow!

 

I really hope you have a great day and it is definitely an excuse for Hazel to do less work today!

 

 

Work Samples:

 

I received this lovely List poem from Lyra. I hope everyone enjoys it!

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/Shopping%20for%20Marshmallows.doc

 

I received a wonderful image of a coil pot created by Conor L. I think you’ll all love to see it too.

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/Evelyn/00100lrPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20200430145237866_COVER.jpg

Additional Site (not included in work summary):

 If anyone is interested some of the Junior Achievement programmes that we undertake from time to time are available at www.jai.ie/jai-home-resources/jai-home-primary-resources.html. Our Family, while aimed at a younger age group, has two nice worksheets that you might enjoy. Added to this you might like to have a look at the Our City and Our Nation resources as they might be interesting.

 

Work for the week from 27th April to 1st of May:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eS7SkeUrlaXaTXRQbkx5eX30C9EitcC6/view?usp=sharing

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Work for the week from 20th- 24th April is available here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FMK2JAprunH8hUafH5k5UoTPl4wbruVf/view?usp=sharing

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                                                              WEBSITE SUMMARY (from before Easter): 

IRISH

https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim - can be used to hear words 

BUA BA CAINTE: 

Parents can now get access to the ‘Bua na Cainte’ programme on the edco website. If you are able to download this then it will really help the children with the activities that I am marking for each week in Gaeilge. Also the children will be able to go back over songs, listen to stories, conversations and play games on topics that we have already covered (it will provide endless hours of keeping some children busy!). 

 To access the programme:

1.     Go to www.edco.ie/bua

2.     Select the file which suits your computer PC or MAC. Please note that Bua na Cainte only works on PC              and Mac computers.

3.     Select the Class Level you require(2nd), and then click on it to start a download of the file (this took quite some time for me but you hopefully have better internet). 

4.     Once the download has completed, click on the file to install and follow the on-screen instructions.

5.     A Bua na Cainte icon will appear on your desktop. Once you select this icon a login page will open where you will need to enter the details included below.

       6. The login details below can be used for all class levels. 

                                      Login: trial

 

                                    Password: trial

 

MATHS

https://www.mathsisfun.com 

https://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php - tables  

https://ncca.ie/media/1439/tipsheet_helping_you_child_with_subtraction_tens_units.pdf . _ explains renaming 

 https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html - 100 square

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/hickoryDickory -time game 

Addition games but you can find other games on the pages too. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train 

https://www.abcya.com/games/addition (you don’t have to use the mats, just click on the correct number)

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

 

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

ENGLISH  :

https://www.poetry4kids.com

 http://www.tipperarylibraries.ie/clonmel/   (reading) 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses (reading) 

https://wordville.com/ReadingComp/ - reading comprehension

https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet-services/world-book/  - reading

 Science

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khZrs-UBq28 - fun song about heat

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

 Irishrugby.ie (garden games for the pandemic) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8   - Joe Wicks 

http://fyffesfitsquad.ie/

 GENERAL 

 Twinkl have a selection of resouces for all subjects. 

 Art

https://www.easypeasyandfun.com - for some fun free art activities 

 

 Religion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HSYxDTWUVw - Alleluia song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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