Ms Walls 4th

 

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

 

If anyone wants to send me some work/ artwork/ some work you're proud of that you completed at home, here is my temporary email address: powerstownmwall@gmail.com

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WORD DOCUMENT LINK FOR THIS WEEK'S WORK:

 www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/4th Class Work 2nd June to 5th June.doc

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WORK FOR TUESDAY 2ND JUNE TO FRIDAY 5TH JUNE.

Hi everyone. I hope you’re all enjoying the fabulous weather and that you are all safe and well. As Mr.Fogarty mentioned on the website, we are going to start winding down the work for June. I won’t be giving a list of daily work. I’ll put up a list of work to be completed before the end of the week. If it's too much just leave out an activity or two.

If anyone wants to send me some work/ artwork/ some work you're proud of that you completed at home, here is my temporary email address: powerstownmwall@gmail.com 

 

Zoom Wednesday at 10am:

Zoom on Wednesday 3rd June at 10am! Please download Zoom Cloud Meetings prior to the quiz. If your child wishes to participate, have your child’s microphone turned on and video turned on. This week I want every child to tell the class one positive thing that has changed in his/ her live since the Covid 19 Crisis started- PLEASE HAVE THIS PREPARED WITH YOUR CHILD BEFOREHAND SO THAT THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY WHEN IT’S THEIR TURN. MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS A PEN AND PAPER BECAUSE IF WE HAVE TIME I’LL DO A SHORT QUIZ WITH THEM. We’ll start at 10am so please have the Meeting ID and Password entered by 9:55am and I’ll let the kids into the meeting for the quiz at 10am, that way we’ll start on time. We’ve only have 40 mins before Zoom will end the meeting so I want to start at 10am sharp! You can also enter the meeting using the link I send to you. I’ll send the details to a parent who will pass it onto the class what’s app group and will message those not in the what's app group.

VERY IMPORTANT:

Please send me a quick email at powerstownmwall@gmail.com by Tuesday night so I know how many to expect in the Zoom Quiz on Wednesday. PLEASE CONFIRM IN THE EMAIL THAT YOU GIVE YOUR CHILD PERMISSION TO TAKE PART. Thanks. 

 

This Week’s Work:

English:

·         Reading Zone: Read the story called ‘The Lady of Stavoren’ pg 119, 120, 121. Then answer Ex A, B and C.

·         Spellbound Week 32: Revision- Weeks 25-31. Complete exercises 1 to 5.

 

Maths:

·         Mental Maths: Week 36

·         Maths Trail- Splash Water Park

 

GAEILGE:

·         Laethanta Saoire: Holiday: Tarraing pictiúr A4 leis na rudaí seo a leanas sa phictiúr. Draw an A4 picture with the following things in the picture. Get your child to say all the words first- if not sure of pronunciation please go to www.teanglann.ie and click on the ‘Pronunciation’ section. Most of the words are there- click on the word and click Munster and you will hear the Munster pronunciation of that word.

scáth gréine

sun parasol/ umbrella (sun shade)

culaith snámha

Swimsuit

ag clárseoltóireacht

wind surfing (board sailing)

Eitleog

Kite

ag lapadaíl

Paddling

ag imirt eithpheile

playing volleyball

ag luí faoin ngrian

lying under the sun

an ghrian

the sun

spéaclaí gréine

Sunglasses

buicéad agus spád

bucket and spade

ag seoltóireacht

Sailing

caisleán gainimh

sand castle

 

SCIENCE/ GEOGRAPHY:

·         Small World Geography and Science: Read pages 100 to 104.

·         Do ‘Activities’ pg 104.

·         Make a sundial:

 

TARGET CHALLENGE:

·         This week I’m running a target challenge competition! So basically your child needs to kick/ handpass/ throw a ball into a target of their choice e.g. a basketball hoop, a bin, a bucket, a wheelbarrow, in through a window!! Get creative with your target. The ball can hit off something/ roll off something, bounce off something, or just go straight into the target. You can do the challenge however you want but the ball must end up in the target.

 

IF YOU ARE HAPPY FOR YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE YOU CAN VIDEO YOUR CHILD DOING THE CHALLENGE AND ATTACH THE VIDEO TO AN EMAIL AND SEND IT TO powerstownmwall@gmail.com. If you want you can also send the video to the class whats app group or directly to Annabelle Normile (Patrick’s mam) and she’ll be able to pass them onto me. I’ll then put the video together into one video with music and will announce the winner of the challenge at the end of the video. We did it with the girls in the club a few weeks back and it was great fun! I’ll then send the video to Annabelle, who can send it to you all via whats app! Please don’t share the video anywhere else- it’s just for the kids and you and your families to enjoy and a fun way for the kids to see each other.

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Apologies everyone, I just realised that the pictures needed for Geography on Monday weren't inserted. I thought they were there and just realised they're missing now. I've added them in. If the kids get time during the week to do the activity they can. Sorry about that.

Here's a word document link for the sheets: www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Kilimanjaro.doc

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Answers for Monday 25th May are in the gallery: Mental Maths, Grammar and Mathemagic.

Answers for Tuesday 26th May are in the gallery: Mental Maths, Grammar and Mathemagic. 

Answers for Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th May are in the gallery: Mental Maths, Reading Zone, Grammar, Mathemagic and Gaeilge. 

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WORD DOCUMENT LINK FOR THIS WEEK'S WORK:

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/4th Class Work 25th to 29th May(2).doc

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WORK FOR MONDAY 25th MAY TO FRIDAY 29th MAY

Hi everyone. I hope you’re all safe and well and having a lovely weekend.

If anyone wants to send me some work/ artwork/ some work you're proud of that you completed at home, here is my temporary email address: powerstownmwall@gmail.com

You can test your child on Spellbound Week 31 on Friday if you get a chance. 20 spellings.  

Religion this week:

In your religion book, which I’m pretty sure you all have at home, can you please read pages 85, 86 and 87. These pages look at Theme 10: Reconciliation and this week I want you to focus on Lesson 2: God Calls Us to Forgive Others.

Activity: Once you’ve read page 87 you can draw a picture for ‘The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant’. Your title is ‘The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant’. Underneath your picture, you can write this sentence from page 87: ‘Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.            

If you go to www.growinlove.ie  you can log in using these details:

Email: trial@growinlove.ie

Password: growinlove

When in you can click on the 4th class book, then on Theme 10 and finally on Lesson 2- God Calls Us to Forgive Others. There are some songs and slideshows that the kids can look at.  Also if your child didn’t bring home their Grow in Love book there’s an ebook available on the right hand side of the screen once you’ve entered the 4th class book. There’s a nice video on praying with sign language which I think the kids would enjoy trying out.

Art this week: 

Have a look at this week’s art under the heading ‘Friday 29th May’. The kids can start to gather any items they might want to use in their creations.

I’d love to see some pictures of their art so email them on if you get a chance.

 

Zoom Quiz Wednesday at 10am:

General knowledge Zoom Quiz on Wednesday 27th May at 10am! Please download Zoom Cloud Meetings prior to the quiz. If your child wishes to participate, have your child’s microphone turned on and video turned on.  I will mute the kid’s microphones once the quiz starts so that they can hear the questions- but you might please also show the kids how to mute their microphones just in case! They must have a pen/pencil and paper to write answers. No help, googling or anything!! Be honest!!! It starts at 10am so please have the Meeting ID and Password entered by 9:55am and I’ll let the kids into the meeting for the quiz at 10am, that way we’ll start on time. We’ve only have 40 mins before Zoom will end the meeting so I want to start at 10am sharp! You can also enter the meeting using the link I send to you. I’ll send the details to a parent who will pass it onto the class what’s app group and will message those not in the what's app group.

The Zoom Quiz may be a bit all over the place as obviously it’s my first time doing this with the class but we’ll give it a go! Sorry in advance for the commotion that is bound to unfold!!! 

VERY IMPORTANT:

Please send me a quick email at powerstownmwall@gmail.com by Tuesday 6pm so I know how many to expect in the Zoom Quiz on Wednesday. PLEASE CONFIRM IN THE EMAIL THAT YOU GIVE YOUR CHILD PERMISSION TO TAKE PART. Thanks. 

 

Monday 25th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 35 Monday.

This week the children will continue working on the topic of ‘Capacity’. They’ll be working on addition, subtraction, division and multiplication of litres and millilitres. It’s good revision of those operations. Later in the week they’ll also be doing word problems about capacity.

Notes on this week’s work:

The capacity of a container is the amount of liquid it can hold e.g. a carton of milk, a jug, a pot, a bottle etc.

Millilitres (ml)

Fraction of a litre (l)

Decimal of a litre (l)

Decimal of a litre- better answer because we drop the zero/ zeros at the end.

1000ml

1 whole unit

1.0 l

1 l

500ml

½ l

0.500 l

0.5 l

250ml

¼ l

0.250 l

0.25 l

750ml

¾ l

0.750l

0.75 l

100ml

1/10 l

0.100 l

0.1 l

200ml

2/10 l or 1/5l

0.200 l

0.2 l

300ml

3/10 l

0.300 l

0.3 l

400ml

4/10 l or 2/5 l

0.400 l

0.4 l

500ml

5/10l or ½ l

0.500 l

0.5 l

600ml

6/10 l or 3/5 l

0.600 l

0.6 l

700ml

7/10 l

0.700 l

0.7 l

800ml

8/10 l or 4/5 l

0.800 l

0.8 l

900ml

9/10 l

0.900 l

0.9 l

 

Mathemagic:

Pg 160

Q1 (d) (e)

Q2 (d) (e)

Q3 (d) (e)

Q4 (d) (e)

Your heading is ‘Capacity pg 160’.

 

ENGLISH:

Today I want you to read the information text from your Reading Zone called ‘Seán McSharry Climbs over the Clouds’, pg 115 and 116.

Using the heading ‘Word Detective’ I want you to look up the following words in your dictionary and write their meanings.

·summit:

·genuine:

·commitment:

·elated or elate:

·depart:

·processed (food):

·nutritious:

 

Grammar: Answer the following questions in your copybook. 

1. Which spelling is correct?  possable      possible

2. Which letters are missing in each word? er/ur/ir/ear 

th___ty      f___ther      mod___n      ___th

3. Identify the errors (mistakes) and write correctly:  I promis I’ll come strait home.

4. Write the plural of tomato and piano.

5. Which word has more syllables?   often or learn

6. An opposite of tough is?   strong      treated      tender     

7. Add bi to sect to make a word which means ‘to cut something in two’.

8. Which word would come before peculiar in alphabetical order? perhaps, position or particular.

9. Which of these is the meaning of the word shallowsomething that is not deep or something that is not seen.

10. Identify three nouns (a noun is a name, a place or a thing): Grabbing their bags, the children rushed to the bus.

11. Circle three adjectives (an adjective is a word that describes a noun e.g. tasty cakes, steep cliff, disappointedgirl. They are describing words e.g. that looks amazing/ it was brilliant).

The tired, old bus needs a new engine.

12. Write the adjective to describe each noun:  __________ children    __________ bags

packed       tasty       noisy

13. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. For example: ‘Seán went into the shop’. ‘Seán’ and ‘shop’ are both nouns. I’m going to replace the nouns with pronouns: ‘He went in there’. ‘He’ and ‘there’ are pronouns because they took the place of the nouns ‘Seán’ and ‘shop’.

 Identify the pronoun:

They are laughing.

14. me or I? Sue and ___ missed the bus.

15. Add punctuation.

How do I get there___

No, not that way ___

 

Spellbound Week 31 pg 64.

Learn Block 109 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Write out the following list in your copy to help you learn it. I’ll put examples below on how to use the words below and tomorrow you’ll be writing your own sentences.

An Réamhfhocal ‘Ó’

The Preposition ‘From’

mé (I)

uaim

from me

tú (you)

uait

from you

sé (he)

uaidh

from him

sí (she)

uaithi

from her

sinn (us /we)

Uainn

from us

sibh (you all)

Uaibh

from you all

siad (they)

Uathu

from them

You use this preposition to say that you want something:

E.g. Tá feadóg stáin uaim. Literally means- A tin whistle is from me…… I want a tin whistle.

 

Mé: Tá feadóg stáin uaim. I want a tin whistle.

Tú: Tá druma uait. You want a drum.

Sé: Tá cruit uaidh. He wants a harp.

Sí. Tá bainseó uaithi. She wants a banjo.

Sinn. Tá veidhlín uainn. We want a violin.

Sibh: Tá giotár leictreach uaibh. You all want an electric guitar.

Siad: Tá trumpa uathu. They want a trumpet.

 

Geography: 

In English you read about Kilimanjaro. Please read the following pages below to learn more about Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania in Africa. You can then do exercise A and B. If you aren’t able to print the pages you can leave out B or sketch it yourself if you’ve time.                                                                                      

 

Tuesday 26th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 35 Tuesday. 

Mathemagic:

 Pg 160

Q5 (c) (d)

Q6 (c) (d)

Q7 (c) (d)

Q8 (c) (d)

Q9 (c) (d)

Your heading is ‘Capacity pg 160’.

 

ENGLISH:

Today I want you to read the information text from your Reading Zone called ‘Seán McSharry Climbs over the Clouds’, pg 115 and 116.

Do Exercise A Fact Finding in your copybook- Full sentences.

 

Spellbound Week 31 pg 64.

Learn Block 110 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

mé (I)

Uaim

from me

tú (you)

Uait

from you

sé (he)

Uaidh

from him

sí (she)

Uaithi

from her

sinn (us /we)

Uainn

from us

sibh (you all)

Uaibh

from you all

siad (they)

Uathu

from them

I want you to make up 7 sentences like I did yesterday. I used items from a ‘Siopa Ceoil’, ‘A Music Shop’.

You can use items from the ‘Siopa Bréagán’, ‘Toy Shop’.

camán= hurley

scátaí= skates

babóg= doll

clogad= helmet

cluiche= game

liathróid= ball

rothar= bike

teidí= teddy

caisleán= castle

 

Here are mine again:

Mé: Tá feadóg stáin uaim. I want a tin whistle.

Tú: Tá druma uait. You want a drum.

Sé: Tá cruit uaidh. He wants a harp.

Sí. Tá bainseó uaithi. She wants a banjo.

Sinn. Tá veidhlín uainn. We want a violin.

Sibh: Tá giotár leictreach uaibh. You all want an electric guitar.

Siad: Tá trumpa uathu. They want a trumpet.

 

HISTORY: 

Today and tomorrow please do your one to two page project on a famous person in medicine. I’d love to see the projects so email on a picture of it if you get a chance please.

 

Wednesday 27th May:

General knowledge Zoom Quiz at 10am! Please download Zoom Cloud Meetings prior to the quiz, if your child wishes to participate, have your child’s microphone turned on and video turned on. I will mute the kid’s microphones once the quiz starts so that they can hear the questions. They must have a pen/pencil and paper to write answers. No help, googling or anything!! Be honest!!! It starts at 10am so please have the Meeting ID and Password entered by 9:55am and I’ll let the kids into the meeting at 10am, that way we’ll start on time. We’ve only 40 mins before Zoom will end the meeting so I want to start at 10am sharp! You can also enter the meeting using the link I send you.

 

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 35 Wednesday.

Today you’ll be working on word problems- it would be great if an adult could read through the problems with you in case you find some of them a little tricky. Try your best and I’ll put up answers and explanations tonight. Read each question carefully and decide what operation or operations to use (+, -, ÷, x). Remember 1 litre= 1000ml

Mathemagic:

Pg 161 Q1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Your heading is ‘Capacity pg 161’.

 

ENGLISH:

Today I want you to reread the information text from your Reading Zone called ‘Seán McSharry Climbs over the Clouds’, pg 115 and 116.

Do Exercise B PG 117 in your copybook- Full sentences.

 

Spellbound Week 31 pg 64.

Learn Block 111 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Today ‘Bí ag léamh’, ‘Be reading’.

Read the story below and if you can listen to it on the interactive programme do. (only if your parents have downloaded it). Tomorrow you will answer questions about the story.

Go to: www.edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘Siopadóireacht’…. ‘Shopping’.

Go to page 179. ‘Ag Siopadóireacht sa Siopa Ceoil’.

 

If you have downloaded the Bua na Cainte 4th class interactive programme you can go to ‘Siopadóireacht’ and click on Aonad 2 ‘Ceacht 2’. Then click on the speech bubble. You can listen to the story ‘Ag Siopadóireacht sa Siopa Ceoil’.

 

Translation:

Bhí na páistí ag siopadóireacht sa bhaile mór. The children were shopping in the big town.

Chuaigh siad isteach sa siopa ceoil. They went into the music shop.

“Dia daoibh”. God for your all/ God be with you all/ Hello to you all!

“Dia is Muire duit”. God and Mary for you/ God and Mary be with you/ Hello to you!

“Cén chaoi a bhfuil sibh? How are you all?

“Táimid togha”. We are great.

“Cén chaoi a bhfuil tú?” How are you?

“Tá mé thar barr”. I am great/ wonderful. (thar barr literally means over the top).

“Cad atá ag teastáil uaibh?” What is wanting from you all?/ What do you all want?

“Tá uirlis cheoil ag teastáil uainn”. A musical instrument is wanting from us/ We want a musical instrument.

“Cé mhéad atá ar an mbainseó? How much is the banjo?

“Ceithre euro is daichead” €44

“Cé mhéad atá ar an mbosca ceoil?” How much is the music box?

“Naoi euro is ochtú”. €89

“Cé mhéad atá ar an ngiotár leictreach?” How much is the electric guitar?

“Sé euro is caoga” €56

“Cé mhéad atá ar an druma?” How much is the drum?

“Seacht euro is seasca”. €67

“Ba mhaith linn bosca ceoil a cheannach”. We would like to buy a banjo.

“Seo duit céad euro”. (This is for you, €100) Here is €100.

“Go raibh míle maith agat”. Thank you so much.

“Seo duit an bosca ceoil”. (This is for you, there music box) Here is the music box.

 “Seo duit an briseadh- aon euro déag”. (This is for you, you change- €11). Here is your change, €11.

“Go raibh maith agat”. Thank you.

“Slán libh agus go n-éirí an bóthar libh”. Safe with you all and may the road rise with you all!/ Bye and good luck!

Slán go fóill. Safe till next time/ Bye till next time.

 

HISTORY: 

Finish your project on a famous person in medicine.

 

Thursday 28th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 35 Wednesday.

Today you’ll be working on word problems- it would be great if an adult could read through the problems with you in case you find some of them a little tricky. Try your best and I’ll put up answers and explanations tonight. Read each question carefully and decide what operation or operations to use (+, -, ÷, x). Remember 1 litre= 1000ml

Mathemagic:

Pg 161 Q6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Your heading is ‘Capacity pg 161’.

 

ENGLISH:

Reading Zone: ‘Seán McSharry Climbs over the Clouds’, pg 115 and 116.

Do Exercise C pg 117 in your copybook- Full sentences.

 

Grammar:

1. Write the word that is spelt correctly.   groop        group

2. Write the word that does not have the shun sound.   imagination      station      singer      action    

3. Identify the spelling error and write the word correctly.

They herd a strange noise. _______

4. Which word doesn’t have ies in its plural?

valley      country       tummy       comedy

5. Which word has more syllables?   experience or various

6. A similar meaning to meaning to build is _________

construct        destroy      dismantle   

7. Add dis to belief. 

8. Which word would some before address in alphabetical order?

answer       appear       actual 

9. Which of these is the meaning of the word pressurean applied force or a special gift.

10. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. For example: ‘Seán went into the shop’. ‘Seán’ and ‘shop’ are both nouns. I’m going to replace the nouns with pronouns: ‘He went in there’. ‘He’ and ‘there’ are pronouns because they took the place of the nouns ‘Seán’ and ‘shop’.

Add the missing pronoun:

Pets are great but you have to look after _____.

11. The pronoun he refers to _____.

Tom has ten fish, but he often forgets to feed them.

12. Pick out two verbs (a word describing an action e.g. Past: liked, laughed, went, ran, wrote. Present: likes, laughs, goes, runs, writes. Future: will like, will laugh, will go, will run, will write)

My horse loves the carrots we give him every morning.

13. Is the verb in the past/ present/ future tense?

 Every afternoon, he gallops around the field.

14. Add the correct verb. riding/ ridden

The horse is ______ every day.

15. Add speech marks to show direct speech. (Remember 66 and 99 eg. “Can you help me please?” asked Mary.

Here boy, here boy, I called, but the horse wouldn’t come to me.

                                                                                  

Spellbound Week 31 pg 64.

Learn Block 112 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Using yesterday’s story please answer the following questions. Your heading is ‘Freagair na Ceisteanna’. 

Try your best with them- I’ll put up the answers tonight. 

1. Cad a bhí á dhéanamh ag na páistí? What were the children doing?

2. Cá ndeachaigh siad? Where did they go? (I’m looking for the type of shop in your answer).

3. Cad a bhí ag teastáil ó na páistí? What did the children want?

4. Cé mhéad a bhí ar an mbosca ceoil?

5. Cé mhéad a bhí an an druma?

6. Cé mhéad briseadh a fuair na páistí? How much change did the children get?

 

SCIENCE: 

We’ll be learning about ‘The Sun’, today and next week! Please watch the following video on BrainPOPjr and write 5 VIPS (Very Important Points) that you learned about the from the video.

When in BrainPOP go to the ‘BrainPOPjr’ section, click into Science, then Space and finally ‘Sun’. Watch the video and you can do the quiz if you want.

Go to: www.brainpop.com

Username: PowerstownNS

Password: PowerstownNS#2020

 

 

Friday 29th May:

Spellbound Week 31 Pages 64 and 65

Do all exercises on pages 64 and 65. (Exercises 1-5)

Do your Friday test. Make sure you have your heading ‘SB Week 31’ and the date.

 

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 35 Friday.

 

ART:

 

This week I want you to create a hanging fish mobile. There are instructions in the picture below but you don’t to use oil pastels or acrylic paint. You can make your own version of the hanging fish mobile. The beads are easy enough to make but if you have your own beads at home you can use those. Use paint or any colours, materials etc that you have at home to design your fish. If using thick cardboard get an adult to help you cut the pieces. The card from a cereal box would also work just fine. Be creative and use stuff you have at home! Add in your own ideas to create the hanging fish mobile. 

 

 

My temporary email address is powerstownmwall@gmail.com

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CREATIVE SCHOOLS MAPPING PROJECT LINKS FOR DAY 4 AND DAY 5:

Day 4 Link: drive.google.com/file/d/1War5tFR-COMBmKSaP0iCZFhtn10JFSiy/view

Day 5 Link: drive.google.com/file/d/1xfh2sCJ50tf65GiWCXGRJ53kcQWBXopS/view

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 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I'd like to wish Michael a big happy birthday! He celebrated his birthday on Monday. I hope you had a lovely day. 

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Answers for Monday 18th May are in the gallery: Mathemagic, Grammar, Mental Maths and Bua na Cainte. 

Answers for Tuesday 19th May are in the gallery: Mathemagic and Mental Maths.

Answers for Wednesday 20th May are in the gallery: Mathemagic, Mental Maths and Bua na Cainte. 

Answers for Thursday 21st May are in the gallery: Mathemagic, Mental Maths, Bua na Cainte. 

Answers for Friday 22nd May are in the gallery: Mental Maths, Grammar Answers, Spellbound. 

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WORD DOCUMENT LINK FOR THIS WEEK'S WORK:

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/4th Class Work 18th to 22nd May.doc

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WORK FOR MONDAY 18th MAY TO FRIDAY 22nd MAY

I hope you’re all safe and well and having a nice weekend. Work for Monday 18th to Friday 22nd May is listed below. Again if it’s taking too long for your child on any given day please cut out an activity or whatever you need to cut out. Thanks to all those who sent me on pictures of your work. I love seeing what you’re up to and hearing how you’re getting on.

You can test your child on Spellbound Week 30 on Friday if you get a chance. 20 spellings.  

 

Religion this week:

In your religion book, which I’m pretty sure you all have at home, can you please read pages 82, 83 and 84. These pages look at Theme 10: Reconciliation and this week I want you to focus on Lesson 1: God Forgives Us.

Activity: Please write out the ‘Prayer for Forgiveness’ on pg 107. Try write out the prayer nicely and you can decorate around it with your colours and give the prayer a colourful heading ‘Prayer for Forgiveness’.            

If you go to www.growinlove.ie  you can log in using these details:

Email: trial@growinlove.ie

Password: growinlove

When in you can click on the 4th class book, then on Theme 10 and finally on Lesson 1- God Forgives Us. There are some songs and slideshows that the kids can look at.  Also if your child didn’t bring home their Grow in Love book there’s an ebook available on the right hand side of the screen once you’ve entered the 4th class book.

 

Art this week: 

Have a look at this week’s art under the heading ‘Friday 22nd May’. The kids can start to gather any items they might want to use in their creations.

I’d love to see some pictures of their art so email them on if you get a chance.

 

Monday 18th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 34 Monday.

This week the children will be working on the topic of ‘Capacity’. It’s very important that the kids read the notes below and try their best to learn the points in the notes. There are examples and images in the book that the children should look at to give them a visual image to accompany the notes.

Notes on this week’s work:

The capacity of a container is the amount of liquid it can hold e.g. a carton of milk, a jug, a pot, a bottle etc.

Millilitres (ml)

Fraction of a litre (l)

Decimal of a litre (l)

Decimal of a litre- better answer because we drop the zero/ zeros at the end.

1000ml

1 whole unit

1.0 l

1 l

500ml

½ l

0.500 l

0.5 l

250ml

¼ l

0.250 l

0.25 l

750ml

¾ l

0.750l

0.75 l

100ml

1/10 l

0.100 l

0.1 l

200ml

2/10 l or 1/5l

0.200 l

0.2 l

300ml

3/10 l

0.300 l

0.3 l

400ml

4/10 l or 2/5 l

0.400 l

0.4 l

500ml

5/10l or ½ l

0.500 l

0.5 l

600ml

6/10 l or 3/5 l

0.600 l

0.6 l

700ml

7/10 l

0.700 l

0.7 l

800ml

8/10 l or 4/5 l

0.800 l

0.8 l

900ml

9/10 l

0.900 l

0.9 l

 

Mathemagic:

Pg 158 Q1 and Q2

Your heading is ‘Capacity pg 158’.

 

ENGLISH:

This week I want the children to focus on Narrative Writing.

In this kind of writing, we write:

·         Stories

·         Fairy tales

·         Legends

·         Fables

·         Plays

Narrative writing is found in:

·         Picture books

·         Storybooks

·         Novels

·         Poetry books

·         Comics

·         Film scripts

Today I want you to read the narrative text below called ‘Climbing Rosa’.

You can answer the following questions once you’ve read the text:

1. Write a sentence to say what the story is about.

2. Who is the main character?

3. Who are the four other characters in the story? (List 4 main characters).

4. Draw a small sketch of one of the main characters as you imagine him or her and write a sentence to describe him or her.

5. What problem does the king have and how does he decide to solve it?

6. Why is the competition a good opportunity for Rosa?

7. What problem does Rosa have to overcome in order to win?

8. Write three reasons why this folktale ends happily for most of the characters.

 

Grammar: Answer the following questions in your copybook. 

1. Correct the spelling error (one of the words is spelt incorrecting)  pehaps    popular

2. Which letters are missing in each word? er/ur/ir 

b___nt      p___form      th____sty

3. Identify the error (mistake) and write correctly:  I interveiwed her myself.

4. Write the plural of match and finch.

5. Which word has more syllables?   separate or sentence

6. An opposite of complete is?   ended      complicated      unfinished     

7. Add pre to historic.

8. Which word would come before century in alphabetical order? certain, centre or circle

9. Which of these is the meaning of the word possessiona line of people moving along or something belonging to a person.

10. Identify two nouns (a noun is a name, a place or a thing): We watched the parade from our window.

11. Circle three adjectives (an adjective is a word that describes a noun e.g. tasty cakes, steep cliff, disappointedgirl. They are describing words e.g. that looks amazing/ it was brilliant).

Happy, laughing people danced on colourful floats.

12. Write the adjective to describe each noun:  __________ music    __________ faces

smiling       towering       loud

13. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. For example: ‘Seán went into the shop’. ‘Seán’ and ‘shop’ are both nouns. I’m going to replace the nouns with pronouns: ‘He went in there’. ‘He’ and ‘there’ are pronouns because they took the place of the nouns ‘Seán’ and ‘shop’.

 Identify two pronouns:

Can you see it now?

14. me or I? Give it to ___. 

15. Add punctuation.

Why is it all so noisy.

Wow, look at that one.

 

Spellbound Week 30 pg 62.

Learn Block 105 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

deich euro

€10

aon euro déag

€11

dhá euro déag

€12

trí euro déag

€13

ceithre euro déag

€14

cúig euro déag

€15

sé euro déag

€16

seacht euro déag

€17

ocht euro déag

€18

naoi euro déag

€19

fiche euro

€20

euro is fiche

€21

dhá euro is fiche

€22

trí euro is fiche

€23

ceithre euro is fiche

€24

cúig euro is fiche

€25

sé euro is fiche

€26

seacht euro is fiche

€27

ocht euro is fiche

€28

naoi euro is fiche

€29

tríocha euro

€30

aon euro is tríocha

€31

dhá euro is tríocha

€32

trí euro is tríocha

€33

ceithre euro is triocha

€34

cúig euro is tríocha

€35

sé euro is tríocha

€36

seacht euro is tríocha

€37

ocht euro is tríocha

€38

naoi euro is tríocha

€39

daichead euro

€40

caoga euro

€50

seasca euro

€60

seachtó euro

€70

ochtó euro

€80

nócha euro

€90

céad euro

€100

Use the above grid to help you complete today’s exercise.

Go to: www.edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘Siopadóireacht’…. ‘Shopping’.

Go to page 177.

Read each box and answer the questions- ONLY DO THE BOXES FOR RUAIRÍ, ÓISÍN, CIARA, RÓISÍN AND SAMAR. Look at my example below- you only have to write the answers to the questions.

I’ll do the first one for you. The answers are in red.

Cheannaigh Liam feadóg agus leabhar. Liam bought a whistle and a book. (€7)

Thug sé fiche euro don siopadóir. He gave €20 to the shopkeeper.

Cé mhéad airgid a chaith sé? How much money did he spend?

Chaith sé seacht euro. He spent €7.

Cén briseadh a fuair sé? What change did he get?

Fuair sé trí euro déag. He got €13.

 

HISTORY: 

This week for history we’ll be learning about ‘Caring for the Sick’ and studying some people from the past that helped to care for the sick. The brave frontline workers in Ireland are helping to care for those affected by the Covid 19 Coronavirus and one day they will appear in the history books of the future.

Today I just want you to go to page 88 of your Small World History Book and read pg 88. Study the timeline on the left side of the page and read about ‘Ancient Greece’ and ‘A Good Doctor’ (Hippocrates).

 

Tuesday 19th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 34 Tuesday.

This week the children will be working on the topic of ‘Capacity’. It’s very important that the kids read the notes below and try their best to learn the points in the notes. There are examples and images in the book that the children should look at to give them a visual image to accompany the notes.

Notes on this week’s work:

The capacity of a container is the amount of liquid it can hold e.g. a carton of milk, a jug, a pot, a bottle etc.

Millilitres (ml)

Fraction of a litre (l)

Decimal of a litre (l)

Decimal of a litre- better answer because we drop the zero/ zeros at the end.

1000ml

1 whole unit

1.0 l

1 l

500ml

½ l

0.500 l

0.5 l

250ml

¼ l

0.250 l

0.25 l

750ml

¾ l

0.750l

0.75 l

100ml

1/10 l

0.100 l

0.1 l

200ml

2/10 l or 1/5l

0.200 l

0.2 l

300ml

3/10 l

0.300 l

0.3 l

400ml

4/10 l or 2/5 l

0.400 l

0.4 l

500ml

5/10l or ½ l

0.500 l

0.5 l

600ml

6/10 l or 3/5 l

0.600 l

0.6 l

700ml

7/10 l

0.700 l

0.7 l

800ml

8/10 l or 4/5 l

0.800 l

0.8 l

900ml

9/10 l

0.900 l

0.9 l

 

Mathemagic:

Pg 158 Q3, Q4 and Q5.

Your heading is ‘Capacity pg 158’.

Make sure you look at the examples in the yellow box in the middle of the page over Q3.

 

ENGLISH:

Use the sheet in the link below to plan your own narrative story. The instructions are on the top of the sheet. If you can print the sheet you can use that for your plan and if not you can just write out the plan in your copy.

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Narrative Writing- Story Plan.doc 

 

Spellbound Week 30 pg 62.

Learn Block 106 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Today I want you to draw the following pictures in your copybook and then I want you to write the Irish and then the English under them. Try to learn these today. The phrases will appear in tomorrow’s story. They tell you how to say you are going downstairs, that you are downstairs and that you are going up the stairs. Once you know these in the future you’ll be able to replace the word stairs with ladder/ mountain/ elevator etc.

 

Tá Ruairí ag dul síos an staighre. Ruairí is going down the stairs.

Tá Róisín thíos ag bun an staighre. Róisín is down at the bottom of the stairs.

Tá Liam ag teacht aníos an staighre. Liam is coming up (from below) the stairs.

 

HISTORY: 

Today I want you to read pg 89 of your Small World History book. You’ll be learning about Catherine McCauley, born in North Dublin in 1778. She helped greatly in caring for the poor and sick people of Dublin in the 1800’s and her legacy lives on. You’ll also learn about the disease cholera, which struck Dublin in 1832. Make sure you read the ‘Hot History’ which explains what the ‘tenements’ were.

Activity:

Answer the following question having learned about Catherine McAuley and the Mercy Sisters. You answer should be around 5 to 6 sentences long.

How did the Sisters of Mercy show their kindness and bravery?

Now answer this question, again 5-6 sentences long:

How are the frontline workers in Ireland showing their kindness and bravery during the Covid 19 Corona Virus Crisis?

 

Wednesday 20th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 34 Wednesday.

This week the children will be working on the topic of ‘Capacity’. It’s very important that the kids read the notes below and try their best to learn the points in the notes. There are examples and images in the book that the children should look at to give them a visual image to accompany the notes.

Notes on this week’s work:

The capacity of a container is the amount of liquid it can hold e.g. a carton of milk, a jug, a pot, a bottle etc.

Millilitres (ml)

Fraction of a litre (l)

Decimal of a litre (l)

Decimal of a litre- better answer because we drop the zero/ zeros at the end.

1000ml

1 whole unit

1.0 l

1 l

500ml

½ l

0.500 l

0.5 l

250ml

¼ l

0.250 l

0.25 l

750ml

¾ l

0.750l

0.75 l

100ml

1/10 l

0.100 l

0.1 l

200ml

2/10 l or 1/5l

0.200 l

0.2 l

300ml

3/10 l

0.300 l

0.3 l

400ml

4/10 l or 2/5 l

0.400 l

0.4 l

500ml

5/10l or ½ l

0.500 l

0.5 l

600ml

6/10 l or 3/5 l

0.600 l

0.6 l

700ml

7/10 l

0.700 l

0.7 l

800ml

8/10 l or 4/5 l

0.800 l

0.8 l

900ml

9/10 l

0.900 l

0.9 l

 

Mathemagic:

Pg 158 Q6

Pg 159 Q1 and Q2

Your heading is ‘Capacity pg 158’.

Make sure you look at the examples in your book.

 

ENGLISH:

Use your plan from yesterday to write your tale…. Remember it must begin with ‘Long ago in a far-off kingdom’.

You have TWO DAYS to write the story so take your time and pay attention to spelling and punctuation. Try be descriptive in your sentences. For example: The elegant princess walked gracefully down the aisle.

Try follow your plan!

If you have time you can draw a picture at the end of your story.

I’d love to see your story so if you have time get an adult to take a photo and email it on.

 

Spellbound Week 30 pg 62.

Learn Block 107 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Go to: www.edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘Siopadóireacht’…. ‘Shopping’.

Go to page 178.

 

If you have downloaded the Bua na Cainte 4th class interactive programme you can go to ‘Siopadóireacht’ and click on Aonad 2 ‘Ceacht 1’. Then click on the speech bubble and select ‘Comhrá 1.1’. You can listen to the story ‘San Ollmhargadh’.

Translations:

Bhí an  chlann san ionad siopadóireachta. The family were in the shopping centre.

Bhí an áit plódaithe le daoine. The place was crowded with people.

Bhí trálaí ag Mamaí. Mammy had a trolley.

Bhí siad ag dul isteach san ollmhargadh. They were going into the supermarket.

Chonaic Ciara staighre. Ciara saw a stairs.

Thosaigh Ciara ag pleidhcíocht. Ciara started messing.

Chuaigh sí síos an staighre. She went down the stairs.

Thosaigh Ciara ag gáire. Ciara started laughing.

“A Mhamaí, féach ar Chiara.” “Mammy, look at Ciara.”

“Tá sí thios ag bun an staighre.” “She is down at the bottom of the stairs.”

“Tar aníos,” arsa Mamaí. “Come up (from below),” said Mamaí.

“Ná bí ag pleidhcíocht,”  “Don’t be messing,”

“Ceart go leor,” arsa Ciara. “Alright/ okay,” said Ciara.

Thosaigh Ciara ag teacht aníos an staighre. Ciara started coming up (from below) the stairs.

Bhí Mamaí sásta nuair a tháinig Ciara anios. Mammy was satisfied/ happy when Ciara came up (from below).

“Beir greim láimhe ar Chiara”, arsa Mamaí le Niamh. “Grab a hold of Ciara’s hand”, said Mammy to Niamh.

“Rachaimid ag siopadóireacht”. “We will go shopping”.

 

Answer questions 1-4:

1. Cá raibh an chlann? Where were the family?

2. Cé a chuaigh síos an staighre? Who went down the stairs?

3. An ndeachaigh Mamaí síos an staighre? Did Mammy go down the stairs?

Your answer should begin with Chuaigh Mamaí/ Ní dheachaigh Mamaí.

4. An ndeachaigh Óisín síos an staighre?

Your answer should begin with Chuaigh Mamaí/ Ní dheachaigh Mamaí.

 

HISTORY: 

Today can you please read pg 90 of Small World History. Today you’ll be learning about a man called Alexander Fleming who discovered a medicine called penicillin that has saved the lives of millions of people worldwide by fighting bacterial infections.

Please write 5 VIPS (Very Important Points) about Alexander Fleming.

 

Thursday 21st May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 34 Thursday.

This week the children will be working on the topic of ‘Capacity’. It’s very important that the kids read the notes below and try their best to learn the points in the notes. There are examples and images in the book that the children should look at to give them a visual image to accompany the notes.

Notes on this week’s work:

The capacity of a container is the amount of liquid it can hold e.g. a carton of milk, a jug, a pot, a bottle etc.

Millilitres (ml)

Fraction of a litre (l)

Decimal of a litre (l)

Decimal of a litre- better answer because we drop the zero/ zeros at the end.

1000ml

1 whole unit

1.0 l

1 l

500ml

½ l

0.500 l

0.5 l

250ml

¼ l

0.250 l

0.25 l

750ml

¾ l

0.750l

0.75 l

100ml

1/10 l

0.100 l

0.1 l

200ml

2/10 l or 1/5l

0.200 l

0.2 l

300ml

3/10 l

0.300 l

0.3 l

400ml

4/10 l or 2/5 l

0.400 l

0.4 l

500ml

5/10l or ½ l

0.500 l

0.5 l

600ml

6/10 l or 3/5 l

0.600 l

0.6 l

700ml

7/10 l

0.700 l

0.7 l

800ml

8/10 l or 4/5 l

0.800 l

0.8 l

900ml

9/10 l

0.900 l

0.9 l

 

Mathemagic:

Pg 159 Q3 and Q4

Your heading is ‘Capacity pg 158’.

Activity: Find 5 containers in your house and write down the capacity of the five containers.

e.g:

Water bottle= 500ml

Bottle of Dettol spray= 450ml

 

ENGLISH:

Finish your narrative story, your tale, today.                                                                                                               

Spellbound Week 30 pg 62.

Learn Block 108 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Re-read the story from yesterday and answer questions 5 to 8.

5. An raibh Ciara thíos ag bun an staighre? Was Ciara down at the bottom of the stairs?

Bhí/ Ní raibh

6. An raibh Niamh thíos ag bun an staighre? Was Niamh down at the bottom of the stairs?

Bhí/ Ni raibh

7. An raibh Mamaí thíos ag bun an staighre? Was Mammy down at bottom of the stair?

Bhí/ Ní raibh

8. Ar tháinig Ciara aníos an staighre? Did Ciara come up the stairs?

Tháinig/ Níor tháinig

  

HISTORY: 

RESEARCH 

Today I want you to do some research for a one to two page project that I will be putting in Monday’s work next week.

When researching please write small notes/ print info and pictures if you have access to a printer. You can draw your pictures if you can’t print. Just gather as much info as you can today and keep it in a safe place for Monday.

I want you research a famous person in medicine that we have not already learned about.

Here are some names that you could use: Claudius Galen, Andreas Vesalius, William Harvey, Elizabeth Blackwell, Louis Pasteur, Joseph Lister, Christian Barnard.

Or you can find your own famous person in medicine to research. It can be someone who is around now or someone from the past.

 

Friday 22nd May:

Spellbound Week 30 Pages 62 and 63

Do all exercises on pages 62 and 63. (Exercises 1-6)

Do your Friday test. Make sure you have your heading ‘SB Week 30’ and the date.

 

Grammar:

1. Identify and rewrite the misspelt word.   The strange experament worked.

2. Identify the word that is spelt correctly.   neighbour       naighbour       neighber  

3. Write the missing long o in each word.  o/ oa/ oe/ ow

zer__      barr __       f__      thr__t      

4. Write the correct plurals   babys or babies              flys or flies

5. run ing =

6. Does bi in the word bicycle mean that it has one, two or three wheels?

7. Write the correct word. He rode/rowed the boat ashore. 

8. or an?

It is ___ interesting book.

9. Shorten we and had.

10. desert or dessert?

We crossed the __________ in three days.

11. The noun in this sentence is:

Breathing in that hot, dry air was painful.

12. Identify the three adjectives (describing words)

We found cool water near the large, shady trees.

13. Is water a noun or an adjective?

The thirsty camels were in a hurry to reach the water.

14. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. For example: ‘Seán went into the shop’. ‘Seán’ and ‘shop’ are both nouns. I’m going to replace the nouns with pronouns: ‘He went in there’. ‘He’ and ‘there’ are pronouns because they took the place of the nouns ‘Seán’ and ‘shop’.

 Identify the two pronouns:

We saw a rabbit but it raced away.

15. Add speech marks (remember 66 and 99……”Hello everyone”, said Ms.Wall.

Can we stop here and rest before we continue on our journey? he begged.

 

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 34 Friday.

 

ART:

This week I want the kids to create some nature art! I got this idea from an art teacher I follow online. The art is inspired by the work of a British artist Andy Goldsworthy.

Please have the kids watch the video below in the link if you can- it’s the art teacher explaining what to do and talking about Andy Goldsworthy. You don’t have to watch the video but it’s good for ideas.

Video clip link:m.youtube.com/watch

My temporary email address is powerstownmwall@gmail.com

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I'd like to wish Laura a big happy birthday! She celebrates her birthday on Wednesday. Hope you have a lovely day Laura!

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Answers for Monday 11th May are in the gallery: Irish, Grammar, Mental Maths and Mathemagic. 

Answers for Tuesday 12th May are in the gallery: Irish, Mental Maths, Mathemagic and Reading Zone.

Answers for Wednesday 13th May are in the gallery: Mental Maths, Mathemagic and Reading Zone. 

Answers for Thursday 14th May are in the gallery: Mental Maths, Grammar, Reading Zone and Science Quiz. 

Answers for Friday 15th May are in the gallery: Mental Maths and Spellbound. 

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Some more fabulous pictures of work I received. Well done everyone. Keep up the great work. I'm very proud of you all.

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WORD DOCUMENT LINK FOR THIS WEEK'S WORK:

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/4th Class Work 11th to 15th May.doc

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WORK FOR MONDAY 11th MAY TO FRIDAY 15th MAY

Hi everyone. I hope you are all safe and well. Thanks to all those who sent on some pics of the kids work. I’ll put up some more pics soon for you all to see here on the website!

I hope you all are having a lovely weekend and enjoy the nice weather.

 

You can test your child on Spellbound Week 29 on Friday if you get a chance. 20 spellings. 

 

Religion this week:

In your religion book, which I’m pretty sure you all have at home, can you please read pages 79, 80 and 81. These pages look at Theme 9: The Pilgrim Church and this week I want you to focus on Lesson 2: Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Activity: Please write out the prayer on pg 81, ‘The Memorare’, and say it every day for the month of May. Hopefully you’ll know it by the end of May. This is a lovely prayer to Mary, Our Lady who we honour especially in the month of May.

If you want to do any other activities from the book you can but please try write out the prayer nicely and you can decorate around it with your colours and give the prayer a colourful heading ‘The Memorare’.            

If you go to www.growinlove.ie  you can log in using these details:

Email: trial@growinlove.ie

Password: growinlove

When in you can click on the 4th class book, then on Theme 9 and finally on Lesson 2. There’s a video about ‘Our Lady of Guadalupe’ and one about ‘Pilgrims at Guadalupe Mexico City’ that the kids should watch.  Also if your child didn’t bring home their Grow in Love book there’s an ebook available on the right hand side of the screen once you’ve entered the 4th class book.

 

Art this week: 

This week's art is under the heading Friday 15th May. This week I'm running a little competition so you can read about it in Friday's work below! Get creating!!

 

Maths this week: 

This week the kids will be adding and subtracting time. I’ve put notes and examples in where necessary but it would be great if you’d read through the short notes and the examples with your child because time can be very tricky and adding and subtracting time is something that I’ve seen kids struggle to grasp.

Here is a short power point that you should go through with your child. It will help during this week’s work:

 www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Adding and Subtracting Time PP.ppt

 

Monday 11th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 33 Monday.

Today the children will continue with the topic of time and will focus on adding time. It’s really important that they study the example carefully and read today’s notes.

Notes on today’s work:

Add the minutes first in each sum. The capital R in a circle means RENAME. You must remember that 60 minutes can be renamed as 1 hour.

Look at this example:

 

Mathemagic:

Pg 151 Q2 and Q3

Your heading is ‘Time pg 151’.

 

ENGLISH:

Reading Zone pages 106 and 107

Please read the narrative text ‘On Boasters Hill’.

Do dictionary work: ‘Word Detective’ is your title. Look up each word and write the meanings in your copybook.

1. mystery=

2. weirdy=

3. embarrassment=

4. astonishment=

5. aphid=

 

Grammar: Answer the following questions in your copybook. 

1. Correct the spelling error (one of the words is spelt incorrecting)  international  interveiw

2. Which word has a long a sound?  giant     musical     earthquake     coach

3. Identify the error (mistake) and write correctly:   His escape was amazeing.

4. Write the plural of lady and sky.

5. Which word has more syllables?   microchip or strengthen

6. An opposite of sincerely is? honestly     truly     falsely

7. Add mis to print.

8. Which word would come after disappoint in alphabetical order? dislike, disappear or disability

9. Which of these is the meaning of the word quaya wharf where ships are unloaded or something used to unlock things..

10. Identify two nouns (a noun is a name, a place or a thing): The old ship slowly entered the icy harbour.

11. Circle three adjectives (an adjective is a word that describes a noun e.g. tasty cakes, steep cliff, disappointed girl. They are describing words e.g. that looks amazing/ it was brilliant).

The ship’s young crew felt proud and excited.

12. Write the adjective to best describe the noun:  __________ sails

sparkling       billowing       tasty

13. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. For example: ‘Seán went into the shop’. ‘Seán’ and ‘shop’ are both nouns. I’m going to replace the nouns with pronouns: ‘He went in there’. ‘He’ and ‘there’ are pronouns because they took the place of the nouns ‘Seán’ and ‘shop’.

 Identify the pronoun:

John likes pizza. He doesn’t like pasta.

14. Identify the pronoun in this sentence:

Mary didn’t go. She was sick. 

15. Add speech marks (remember 66 and 99……”Hello everyone”, said Ms.Wall.

He yelled, Grab the rope.

 

Spellbound Week 29 pg 60.

Learn Block 101 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Full access info for Bua na Cainte is explained below Friday's work.

Go to: www.edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘Siopadóireacht’…. ‘Shopping’.

Go to page 173 ‘Cé mhead?’…. ‘How much?’ (Can also mean ‘How many?’)

 

If you have downloaded the Bua na Cainte 4th class interactive programme you can go to ‘Siopadóireacht’ and click on Aonad 1 ‘Ceacht 1’. Then click on the speech bubble and select ‘Comhrá 1.1’. You can listen to the pronunciation of the different amounts of money there and watch the animation. Press the little mouse holding the book in the bottom left hand corner so you can see the words while the story plays. You can also watch ‘Comhrá 1.2’ where the children ask each other how much money they have.

Do the ‘Freagair na Ceisteanna’ on page 173. Try your best with the questions and use the examples at the top of pg 173 to help you.

Title: ‘Cé mhéad? Freagair na Ceisteanna’

Example:

1. Cé mhéad airgid atá agat? How much money have you? (Literally means: How much money is at you?)

Tá trí euro is fiche agam. I have €23. (Literally means: I have €3 and 20- instead of saying I have twenty three euro in Irish they write it the other way around, I have three euro and twenty).

 

SCIENCE: 

This week we will continue learning about the living body.

On Thursday you looked at a video about ‘Lungs’ on www.brainpop.com. Today I want you to read ‘The Breathing Body’ on pg 116 and 117, ‘Lungs’ pg 117 and ‘The Breathing Body’ pg 118. You can read the extra boxes on the side of each page too. The reading is in your ‘Small World Geography and Science’ book. The name of the chapter is ‘Unit 20: The Living Body’.

 

Tuesday 12th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 33 Tuesday.

Today the children will continue with the topic of time and will focus on adding time again. Look back at yesterday’s Maths notes if you need reminding on renaming 60 mins as 1 hour. Q1 and Q2 are word problems. You might need to ask an adult to read through these with you if you’re finding it difficult to work out what steps to do to solve the problems. Q3 involves renaming hours and minutes as just minutes.

Mathemagic:

Pg 152 Q1, Q2 and Q3

Your heading is ‘Time pg 152’.

 

ENGLISH:

Please re-read the narrative text ‘On Boaster’s Hill’.

Do dictionary work: ‘Word Detective’ is your title. Look up each word and write the meanings in your copybook.

1. gracious=

2. figure=

3. massive=

4. firmly=

Reading Zone: Please do Exercise A on page 113- these are the comprehension questions to go with the text- Full sentences and the title is ‘On Boaster’s Hill Ex A’.

 

Spellbound Week 29 pg 60.

Learn Block 102 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Full access info for Bua na Cainte is explained below Friday's work.

Go to: www.edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘Siopadóireacht’…. ‘Shopping’.

Go to page 174.

 

If you have downloaded the Bua na Cainte 4th class interactive programme you can go to ‘Siopadóireacht’ and click on Aonad 1 ‘Ceacht 2’. Then click on the speech bubble. You can listen to the pronunciation of the past tense, present tense and future tense of the verb ‘Ceannaigh’- to buy.

Do ‘Scríobh na hAbairtí’ on pg 174.

 

Cheannaigh Ms.Wall= Ms.Wall bought

Ceannaíonn Ms.Wall= Ms.Wall buys

Ceannóidh Ms.Wall= Ms.Wall will buy

 

Do ‘Bí ag Scríobh’ at the bottom of page 174.

Rachaidh mé go dtí an siopa spóirt agus ceannóidh mé….

I will go to the sports shop and I will buy…

 

SCIENCE: 

Today I want you to go to page 118 of your ‘Small World Geography and Science’. The name of the chapter is ‘Unit 20: The Living Body’.

Read ‘The Beating Heart’ on pg 118 and 119. Please write five VIP’S (five very important points) that you learned about the heart.

If you have the necessary materials you can try the ‘Design and Make: A Stethoscope’ on page 119. You don’t have to do it, only if you have the things you need at home already.

There’s a good four and a half minute video on brainpop.com about the heart. When in BrainPOP go to the ‘BrainPOPjr’- The BrainPOP Junior section. When in that section click on ‘Health’, then click on ‘Bodies’ and finally on ‘Heart’. Click into it and watch it and you can do the quiz if you want.

Go to: www.brainpop.com

Username: PowerstownNS

Password: PowerstownNS#2020

 

Wednesday 13th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 33 Wednesday.

Today the children will continue with the topic of time and will focus on subtracting time. It’s really important that they study the example carefully and read today’s notes.

Notes on today’s work:

Today you’ll be subtracting time. In today’s sums, as you’ll see in the example, the minutes on top are smaller than the minutes on the bottom. You’re going to have to take an hour from the hours column and change it to 60 mins, then add that 60 mins to the mins on top. That will make the minutes on top bigger than the minutes on the bottom so now you can subtract! That sounds complicated but follow the example in the picture when you’re doing the sums and you’ll be fine.

Look at this example:

Mathemagic:

Pg 152 Q4 and Q5

Your heading is ‘Time pg 152’.

 

ENGLISH:

Please Do Ex B on page 113 of Reading Zone. Ex B is about identifying ‘SYNONYMS’ (words with similar meaning). The heading is 'On Boaster’s Hill Ex B'. 

 

Spellbound Week 29 pg 60.

Learn Block 103 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

You can click on the link below to look at a power point showing the different types of shops you can shop in.

 www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Siopaí.ppt

Here are the translations. To help you learn the words you should write the heading ‘Siopaí’ and write the list (English and Irish) if you have time today. 

1. siopa spóirt= sports shop 

2. siopa nuachtáin= Newsagent (News shop) 

3. siopa seodra= a jewellery shop (a jewellers) 

4. siopa troscáin= a furniture shop 

5. siopa crua earraí= hardware shop (crua means hard and earraí means goods- but we say hardware instead of hard goods) 

6. siopa leictreach= electrics shop 

7. siopa leabhar= Bookshop 

8. siopa glasraí agus torthaí= a vegetable and fruit shop (in English we say a fruit and vegetable shop!)

9. ollmhargadh= supermarket 

10. siopa bréagáin= toy shop 

11. siopa bróg= shoe shop 

12. siopa báicéara= bakery shop (we just say bakery!) 

13. siopa ceoil= music shop 

14. siopa búistéara= a butchers shop (we just say a butchers) 

15. siopa poitigéara= a chemist shop (we say a pharmacy) 

 

SCIENCE: 

‘Small World Geography and Science’: Unit 20: The Living Body

Activity: Label and colour the organs of the upper body. I’ve attached a sheet here in the link below that you can print if you have a printer or that you can quickly sketch in your copy if you can’t print it. Use the chapter to help you label the parts.

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Label the Organs of the Upper Body Doc.doc

 

Thursday 14th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 33 Thursday.

Today I want you to take a break from Mathemagic- time can be tough going! Use your home diary to look over your 12 times tables and then test yourself by writing out the tables on a sheet and seeing how long it takes you to answer all the tables. Mix them up.

For example:

3 x 12=

9 x 12=

0 x 12=

6 x 12=

2 x 12=

12 x 12=

8 x 12=

4 x 12=

1 x 12=

7 x 12=

11 x 12=

5 x 12=

10 x 12=

If you want you can click on this link and play the game we play in school:

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

 

ENGLISH:

Reading Zone page 113: Please do Ex C ‘Grammar’. Your title is ‘On Boaster’s Hill Ex C’.                                                                                                                        

Grammar:

1. Identify and rewrite the misspelt word.   Please anser the question..

2. Identify the word that is spelt correctly.   posishon        position       persition

3. Write the missing long a in each word.  a/ ai/ ay

cr__on       f__lure       f__mous      

4. Write the plural of shelf. _________

5. stop ing =

6. Write a similar meaning to knowledge.   ignorance, understanding or remembrance

7. Write the correct word. She gave me a tasty piece/peace of apple pie. 

8. it’s or its? (remember it’s= it is)

I said, ‘I think  ____ a delicious pie’.

9. Shorten and will.

10. lend or borrow?

Can Mam please __________ a cake tin?

11. The noun in this sentence is:

We had an unusual sandwich and decided it was the tastiest.

12. Write the two adjectives (describing words)

We made a moist, delicious cake out of butter, flour and sugar..

13. Is open a noun or an adjective?

I smelt a fruit pie cooking through the open window.

14. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. For example: ‘Seán went into the shop’. ‘Seán’ and ‘shop’ are both nouns. I’m going to replace the nouns with pronouns: ‘He went in there’. ‘He’ and ‘there’ are pronouns because they took the place of the nouns ‘Seán’ and ‘shop’.

 Identify the two pronouns:

The pupils cut the cake into slices and they gave a slice to us.

15. Add speech marks (remember 66 and 99……”Hello everyone”, said Ms.Wall.

Please, please can’t I just have one more apple muffin? Jason begged.

 

Spellbound Week 29 pg 60.

Learn Block 104 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Today I want you to write 6 sentences using some of what you learned this week. I’m going to give 6 examples here and you can’t use mine!! We’ll be using the verb ‘Ceannaigh’- 2 sentences in Aimsir Chaite (past tense), 2 sentences in Aimsir Láithreach (present tense) and 2 sentences in Aimsir Fháistineach (future tense) and you also must use the names of some of the shops you learned yesterday.

1. Cheannaigh mé stéig sa siopa búistéara. I bought steak in the butchers.

2. Cheannaigh mé arán donn sa siopa báicéara. I bought brown bread in the bakery.

3. Ceannaím sú oráiste san ollmhargadh. I buy orange juice in the supermarket.

4. Ceannaím cairéidí agus prátaí sa siopa glasraí agus torthaí. I buy carrots and potatoes in the veg and fruit shop.

5. Ceannóidh mé geansaí spóirt sa siopa spóirt. I will buy a sports jersey in the sport’s shop.

6. Ceannóidh mé veidhlín sa siopa ceoil. I will buy a violin in the sport’s shop.

  

SCIENCE: 

Quiz Time!! 

Do the quiz below! If you can find someone to call out the questions like at a real quiz that would be great! If not just read the questions yourself and write the answers! Don’t look in the book! It’s a quiz!!!

It’s only 10 questions so it won’t take long! I’ll put the answers up in the gallery later.

The Living Body Quiz!

1. Where in the human body would you find keratin?

(a) In your bones

(b) In your skin

(c) In your blood

2. What is the largest organ in the human body?

(a) Lungs

(b) Skin

(c) Heart

3. The outer layer of skin is called the…

(a) epidermis

(b) dermis

(c) glands

4. Which is FALSE?

(a) Your skin sweats to cool you down.

(b) You get goose bumps when you are too hot.

(c) The skin you can see on your body is actually dead.

5. The parts of your body that help you to breathe are known as…

(a) the respiratory system

(b) the nervous system

(c) the digestive system

6. Where in your body would you find bronchi?

(a) In your heart

(b) In your lungs

(c) In your blood

7. Which of these can hold their breath the longest?

(a) A newborn baby

(b) Tom Sietas (a famous free-diver!)

(c) A whale

8. What does your diaphragm do?

(a) It helps you to breathe.

(b) It protects your heart.

(c) It pumps blood around your body.

9. How many pumps does your heart have?

(a) One

(b) Two

(c) Eight

10. Which one of these creatures has lungs?

(a) Whale

(b) Earthworm

(c) Salmon

 

Friday 15th May:

Spellbound Week 29 Pages 60 and 61

Do all exercises on pages 60 and 61. (Exercises 1-6)

Do your Friday test. Make sure you have your heading ‘SB Week 29’ and the date.

 

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 33 Friday.

 

ART:

Competition time!

This week I’m running a little competition just for a bit of fun! When completed you must take a close up picture of the ‘Heart’ you designed and get Mam or Dad to email it to me by 6pm Sunday evening. I’ll get the other Ms.Wall to pick her 3 favourite designs! I’ll send the artists who created the top 3 designs a little prize in the post the following week! Be as creative as you can! You don’t have to enter the competition but I’d love it you do!

Your task is to design a heart (fill as much of an A4 page as you can and if you want to make it sturdy you can glue the heart onto cardboard, a cereal box or something, and cut around it again so it has a cardboard backing!)

Ask an adult to help draw the heart shape if you’re finding it difficult.

I’ll put up some examples below but you can make up your own design- last week you worked on designs inspired by the art of Brazilian Artist Beatriz Milhazes so you should have loads of ideas on creating patterns etc.

Use whatever colours/ art supplies/ materials you want to design the heart.

In the middle of the heart I want you to put the words ‘Thank You’. These hearts are to represent how thankful we all are for the wonderful work our frontline workers are doing in Ireland. And also to thank those at home who are helping you through this tough time and keeping you safe.

Be as creative as you can and use whatever materials as you can.

When taking a photo of your design go up close to the heart so that the heart almost fills the screen so that the other Ms.Wall can see everything up close and clearly! I’ll put a collage of all the hearts up on the website next week and I’ll announce the winners!

 

My temporary email address is powerstownmwall@gmail.com

ONLY DESIGN ONE HEART (ABOUT THE SIZE OF AN A4 PAGE)- THE PICS BELOW ARE JUST IDEAS. DON'T FORGET YOUR 'THANK YOU' IN THE MIDDLE.

 

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NOTE- PLEASE READ!

Hi everyone.

I'll continue putting up the work here on this page on the website but at the top of next week's work I'll also put in a link to a word document containing the work so that if you want to print off the work it might be easier rather than you having to copy and paste. I hope that helps.

Also if some of you downloaded the Bua na Cainte programme a while ago you might have noticed that the 'Teilifis' and 'Siopadóireacht' sections weren't working, that's because Edco didn't have the interactive part of the programme fully completed. They only sent me a link to update the programme on my school laptop in the last two weeks. If you try downloading it again they might have updated the 'Teilifís' and 'Siopadóireacht' sections. 

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 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I'd like to wish Chloe a big happy birthday! She celebrated her birthday on Monday. I hope you had a brilliant day Chloe. Sorry I'm a little late posting this! 

 

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Answers for Tuesday 5th May are in the gallery: Mathemagic, English Questions, Irish and Mental Maths (I also put up Monday's Mental Maths in case any kids did that too). 

Answers for Wednesday 6th May are in the gallery: Mental Maths, Irish and Mathemagic.

Answers for Thursday 7th May are in the gallery: Mental Maths, Irish and Mathemagic. 

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CREATIVE SCHOOL'S PROJECT LINK FOR DAY 3:

Here is the link for Day 3. If you have a printer you can print it off or the kids can just do it in a copybook or on sheets.

Day 3 Mapping Project: (Just click on the link below)

drive.google.com/file/d/1EZ69uwQeRtYKZ6sBtw8ltwozsMgygyt7/view

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Some more fab pictures sent onto me from last week! Keep up the great work guys!

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MAY THE MONTH OF MARY 

Click on the powerpoint link below and see if you can create your own May altar for Mary. Try pray to Mary every day this month as May is the month where we remember Our Lady.

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/May The Month of Mary.ppt

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WORK FOR TUESDAY 5th MAY TO FRIDAY 8th MAY

Hi everyone. I hope you are all safe and well. Thanks to all those who sent on some pics of the kids work. The sunflowers turned out great and I received a lovely picture of some delicious brownies! If anyone finishes their time capsule this week I’d love to see the letter or the time capsule itself if you’ve a chance to take a photo and send it on. No problem if not. Any more photos of work please send them on. I’ll be putting up some more pics on Tuesday. I’m not putting up any work for Monday as it’s a bank holiday. Again please knock off an activity or some questions if you feel something is taking too long. For example on Tuesday the kids are finishing the money problems from last week. They are tricky and might take some time so knock off two or three questions if it's too much or taking too long.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

You can test your child on Spellbound Week 28 on Friday if you get a chance. 20 spellings. 

 

Religion this week:

In your religion book, which I’m pretty sure you all have at home, can you please read pages 76, 77 and 78. You can just read or if you’ve time you can do some of the activities or write out a prayer. These pages look at Theme 9: The Pilgrim Church and this week I want you to focus on Lesson 1: Pilgrimages at Home and Abroad.

If you go to www.growinlove.ie  you can log in using these details:

Email: trial@growinlove.ie

Password: growinlove

When in you can click on the 4th class book, then on Theme 9 and finally on Lesson 1. There’s a video about World Youth Day and another about Pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick which the kids could watch. Also if your child didn’t bring home their Grow in Love book there’s an ebook available on the right hand side of the screen once you’ve entered the 4th class book.

 

History this week: try finish off your time capsule this week if you haven't already done so.

Instructions are up with last weeks work below so just scroll down.

 

Art this week: 

This week's art is under the heading 'Friday 8th May'- please have a look at it so you can gather some bits that your child will need if they are doing the art project. I’ve been following a facebook page of an Australian art teacher for a couple of years now (she has some lovely ideas) and she put up this fab idea that I think the kids would love to try. It involves drawing and colouring so your child won’t need a lot of materials.  I've uploaded some pics to the gallery showing the process. You don’t need the exact paper or colours listed- use whatever you have. Get creative with your designs and enjoy!

 

Monday 4th May:

Bank Holiday.

I hope you all have a lovely day!

 

Tuesday 5th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 32 TUESDAY. (If you want to do Monday and have time you can but you can leave it out for this week). I’ll put up answers for Monday and Tuesday.

Today the children will finish off the Money problems that they started last week. When putting up the answers tonight I will explain how to work out each question in case anyone was stuck.

Mathemagic:

Problem solving: If possible it would be great if an adult could read through these with their child before they begin just to give them some guidance if needed.

Pg 147: 15,16,17,18,19,20 (Most of today’s problems will have more than one part. They are hard so don’t worry if you get stuck. Try your best. I’ll explain them when putting up the answers so you’ll know where you went wrong, if you went wrong. Just take your time and read each question carefully).

Notes on today’s work:

Again read the problems carefully and make sure that you look at the labels on the items carefully as these will be used when answering the questions. You will be multiplying and dividing so make sure you pick the correct operation and that your sums are very neat and that your work is labelled correctly. The € sign and the decimal point must be in your answers.

 

ENGLISH:

This week we will focus on recount writing:

In this kind of writing, we:

  • tell about things that have happened to us or others.
  • tell about the events in the order in which they happened.
  • tell about who was there, what happened, when it happened, where it happened and why it happened in that way.
  • say what we thought about the events.

Recount writing is found in:

  • Storybooks
  • Newspapers
  • Letters and emails
  • Diaries
  • History books
  • Eye-witness accounts

TODAY: Reading and Comprehension: Today you will read a newspaper article which is an example of recount writing. You can see the article below the questions.

Once you’ve read the text please answer the following questions:

1. Who played the match?

2. What sport was being played?

3. Where did the match take place?

4. When was it played?

5. How does Karl give us the order of events? (Does he just tell us the best bits of the game in random order or does he tell us about the game in the order that events happened?

6. Read the text and write the scores as they were

- with 10 mins to go:

- with 5 mins to go:

- with 1 min to go:

- at the final whistle:

7. Write four words which describe the strength of the Bawnbeg team.

8. Write four words which make the text exciting for the reader.

9. Write the sentence from the text which you think is the most descriptive.

10. Write a sentence to finish this article instead of the one that Karl used.  

 

 

 

Spellbound Week 28 pg 58.

Learn Block 97 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Full access info for Bua na Cainte is explained below Friday's work.

Go to: www.edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘An Teilifís’ ‘The Television’.

Go to page 165 ‘Ag an Deireadh Seachtaine’ (At the Weekend).

 

If you have downloaded the Bua na Cainte 4th class interactive programme you can go to ‘Teilifís’ and click on Aonad 2 ‘Ceacht 1’. The click on the speech bubble and select ‘Comhrá 1.1’. You can listen to the story ‘Ag an Deireadh Seachtaine’ there. Press the little mouse holding the book in the bottom left hand corner so you can see the words while the story plays.

 

Translation:

Is maith leis na páistí an deireadh seachtaine. The children like the weekend.

Bíonn sos acu ón scoil ar an Satharn. They have a break from the school on Saturday.

Fanann Óisín agus Niamh ina suí go déanach. Óisin and Niamh stay sitting late.

Téann Ciara a codladh go luath. Bíonn tuirse uirthi. Ciara goes to sleep early. She is tired (literally- tiredness does be on her).

Féachann Niamh ar scannán ar an teilifís. Niamh watches a film on the television.

Is breá léi bheith ag féachaint ar an teilifís. She loves to be watching television.

Ní fhéachann Óisín ar an teilifís. Óisín doesn’t watch the television.

Ímríonn sé cluichí ar an ríomhaire. He plays games on the computer.

 

Léigh an scéal- Read the story. It is written in the present tense ‘An Aimsir Láithreach’. It talks about what the children do every weekend… not last weekend ‘An Aimsir Chaite’ and not next weekend ‘An Aimsir Fháistineach’.

Do the short exercise ‘Spraoi le Briathra’ on the bottom right hand side of the page. You don’t even need to use the page from the book as I have it done out here for you!

The first one and all the ‘Aimsir Láithreach’ (Present Tense) are done for you:

Aimsir Chaite= Past Tense

Aimsir Láithreach= Present Tense

Aimsir Fháistineach= Future Tense

She stayed= D’fhan sí

She stays= Fanann sí

She will stay= Fanfaidh sí

She left=

She leaves= Fágann sí

She will leave=

She grew=

She grows= Fásann sí

She will grow=

She looked/ watched=

She looks/ watches= Féachann sí

She will look/ watch=

 

SCIENCE: 

This week and next week for science you will be learning about the living body.

Today I want you to go to page 115 of your ‘Small World Geography and Science’. The name of the chapter is ‘Unit 20: The Living Body’.

Read page 115, which is all about ‘Skin’. Please write down your top 5 VIP’S (Very Important Point’s) that your learned about skin. The heading is ‘Skin VIP’S’. Keep your points short. 

There’s a good four minute video on brainpop.com about skin. When in BrainPOP go to the ‘BrainPOP’ section not the ‘BrainPOP Jr’ section. When in the right section search ‘Skin’ and the ‘Skin’ video will pop up. Click into it and watch it and you can do the quiz if you want.

Go to: www.brainpop.com

Username: PowerstownNS

Password: PowerstownNS#2020

 

Wednesday 6th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 32 Wednesday.

Today we’re going to start a new topic ‘Time’. We’ve done a lot of work on time already in school but we still have some aspects of time that we need to cover.

Notes for today:

Your heading is ‘Time pg 150’

There are 60 minutes in an hour.

If a film is 95 minutes long that can be written as 1 hour and 35 minutes (1hr 35mins). (The 1 hour is worth 60 mins and 60 mins + 35mins= 95 mins). I renamed 60 mins and called it 1 hour and then I had 35 mins left. That’s how I got the answer 95mins= 1 hr 35mins.

½ an hour= 30mins 

¼ of an hour= 15mins

¾ of an hour= 45 mins

1/5 of an hour= 12 mins (60mins ÷5= 12 mins)

Mathemagic:

Please go to pg 150 and do Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

  

ENGLISH:

This week we will focus on recount writing:

In this kind of writing we:

  • tell about things that have happened to us or others.
  • tell about the events in the order in which they happened.
  • tell about who was there, what happened, when it happened, where it happened and why it happened in that way.
  • say what we thought about the events.

Recount writing is found in:

  • Storybooks
  • Newspapers
  • Letters and emails
  • Diaries
  • History books
  • Eye-witness accounts

Today I want you to start working on writing an article (you read a sports article yesterday). You can work on it today, tomorrow and on Friday so you have loads of time.

Here is your task: Write an article for a sports newspaper describing a match or sporting event in which you took part or one that you saw on television. It could be a football, hurling, tennis, hockey or badminton match, athletics, cycling, rugby, ice-skating, golf or swimming- any sport you want at all. Make it as exciting as you can.

Today you can just PLAN your article and then you can start writing it tomorrow.

Write the following headings and a note after each one. Keep your sentences short. This is only the plan, not the actual article.

Name the sporting event:

Who took part in it:?

Where did it take place?

When did it happen?

What is the state of play at the start of your article? (what stage of the game are you at?/ what’s the score?/ what’s happening?) 

Next write about three events from the match in the order in which they happened. Use words like first, then, after that, later, following that, finally. Remember this is just your PLAN so you don’t need long sentences. Quick notes are fine and then you can fill out your sentences tomorrow.

Event 1:

Event 2:

Event 3:

Closing sentence:

 

Spellbound Week 28 pg 58.

Learn Block 98 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Full access info for Bua na Cainte is explained below Friday's work.

Go to: www.edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘An Teilifís’ ‘The Television’

Go to page 168 ‘Ag Féachaint ar an Teilifís’ ‘Looking at/ Watching Television’

 

If you have downloaded the Bua na Cainte 4th class interactive programme you can go to ‘Teilifís’ and click on Aonad 2 ‘Ceacht 3’. The click on the speech bubble and select ‘Comhrá 3.1’. You can listen to the story ‘Ag Féachaint ar an Teillifís’ there. Press the little mouse holding the book in the bottom left hand corner so you can see the words while the story plays.

 

Léigh an chéad leath den scéal- Read the first half of the story.

This story is written in the ‘Aimsir Chaite’- ‘The Past Tense’.

Translation:

An deireadh seachtaine a bhí ann. The weekend was there.

Bhí Ruairí agus Róisín ag féachaint ar scannán ar an teilifís. Ruairí and Róisín were watching a film on the television.

Bhí an scannán an-ghreannmhar. The film was very funny.

Bhí na páistí sna trithí ag gáire. The children were in the stitches laughing.

Thaitin an scannán go mór leo. They really enjoyed the film.

Bhí beach mhór ag eitilt timpeall an tseomra. A big bee was flying around the room.

Ní fhaca na páistí í mar bhí siad ag féachaint ar an teilifís. The children didn’t see it because they were watching the television.

Go tobann, chuir beach cealg i lámh Ruairí. Suddenly, a bee put a sting in Ruairí’s hand. (Suddenly a bee stung Ruaisí’s hand).

Lig sé béic as. He let a shout out of him.

Bhain sé geit as Róisín. He took a fright out of Róisín. (He frightened Róisín!)

 

Freagair na Ceisteanna: Answer the Questions:

1. Cad a bhí á dhéanamh ag Ruairí agus Róisín? What were Ruairí and Róisín doing?

2. An raibh an scannán leadránach (boring)?

Your answer should begin with ‘Bhí’ or ‘Ní raibh’

3. Céard a bhí (what was) ag eitilt timpeall an tseomra?

4. Cad a rinne an beach mhór? What did the big bee do?

 

SCIENCE: 

This week and next week for science you will be learning about the living body.

Today I want you to go to page 116 of your ‘Small World Geography and Science’.

Read the part about ‘Touch’ and look at the ‘Four Types of Fingerprints’.

Activity: I want you to find a small scrap of paper and really colour it in using your pencil. When you’re finished I want you to rub the top of your index finger over the paper until the top of your finger is covered in lead. Get a piece of sellotape (sticky side up) and press your finger onto the tape. Press down firmly. Then stick the sellotape down onto a plain piece of paper and you should be able to see your fingerprint! Is yours a simple loop, a whorl, an arch or double loops? 

Here is the link to a video on how to do it:  www.google.com/search

Ignore the jewellery bit at the end of the video!!

If you happen to have an ink pad you can just press your finger into that and then press it down onto the page you’re using.   

There’s a good 5 ½  minute video on brainpop.com about fingerprints if you have time and want to watch it. When in BrainPOP go to the ‘BrainPOP’ section not the ‘BrainPOP Jr’ section. When in the right section search ‘Fingerprints’ and the ‘Fingerprints’ video will pop up. Click into it and watch it and you can do the quiz if you want.

Go to: www.brainpop.com 

Username: PowerstownNS

Password: PowerstownNS#2020

 

Thursday 7th May:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 32 Thursday.

Mathemagic:

Pg 150 Q5 and Q6

Notes on today’s work:

Your heading is ‘Time pg 150’.

For Q5 make sure you have an hrs (hours) column and a mins (minutes) column and leave a gap between them so you have plenty space.

You must add the minutes first.

 

ENGLISH:

Here is your task: Write an article for a sports newspaper describing a match or sporting event in which you took part or one that you saw on television. It could be a football, hurling, tennis, hockey or badminton match, athletics, cycling, rugby, ice-skating, golf or swimming- any sport you want at all. Make it as exciting as you can.

Today I want you to write your article using the plan you made yesterday. You can do it all today if you want or you can do some today and finish it tomorrow. You can handwrite the article or type it, whatever you want. I’d love to see some of your reports so if you have time please email a picture of it to me. You can draw or print a picture to go with your report.

 

Spellbound Week 27 pg 56.

Learn Blocks 99 and 100 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Full access info for Bua na Cainte is explained below Friday's work.

Go to: www.edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘An Teilifís’ ‘The Television’

Go to page 168 ‘Ag Féachaint ar an Teilifís’ ‘Looking at/ Watching Television’

 

If you have downloaded the Bua na Cainte 4th class interactive programme you can go to ‘Teilifís’ and click on Aonad 2 ‘Ceacht 3’. The click on the speech bubble and select ‘Comhrá 3.1’. You can listen to the story ‘Ag Féachaint ar an Teillifís’ there. Press the little mouse holding the book in the bottom left hand corner so you can see the words while the story plays.

 

Léigh an dara leath den scéal- Read the 2nd half of the story.

This story is written in the ‘Aimsir Chaite’- ‘The Past Tense’.

Translation:

Leis sin chuala Mamaí an scread. With that Mammy heard the scream.

Tháinig sí isteach sa seomra go tapa. She came into the room quickly.

Cad atá ort? What is wrong with you?

Chuir beach cealg i mo lámh. A bee put a sting in my hand. (A bee stung my hand).

Ná bí buartha. Tabharfaidh mé aire duit. Don’t be worried. I will give care to you. (I will take care of you).

Go raibh maith agat. Thank you.

Thóg Mamaí amach an cealg. Mammy took out the sting.

Bhí Ruairí ceart go leor arís i gceann tamaill. Ruairí was alright again in a while.

 

Freagair na Ceisteanna: Answer the Questions:

1. Ar chuala Mamaí Ruairí ag béiceadh? Did Mammy hear Ruairí shouting?

Chuala/ Níor chuala

2. Cé a thug aire do Ruairí? Who gave care to Ruairi?/ Who looked after Ruairí?

Thug

3. An raibh Ruairí ceart go leor i gceann tamaill?

Bhí/ Ní raibh

4. Ar chuir beach cealg i do chorp riamh? Did a bee out a sting in your body ever?/ Did a bee ever sting your body?

Chuir/ Níor Chuir

 

SCIENCE: 

Please sign into BrainPOP and go to the ‘BrainPOPjr’ section. Click on ‘Health’, then ‘Bodies’ and finally ‘Lungs’. Watch the video on ‘Lungs’ and write down 5 VIP’S (Very important points) about lungs. Your sentences can be short. Your heading is ‘Lungs’. You can do the quiz on BrainPOPjr if you want.

We’ll continue learning about the living body on Monday.

Go to: www.brainpop.com

Username: PowerstownNS

Password: PowerstownNS#2020

 

Friday 8th May:

Grammar: Answer the following questions in your copybook. 

1. Which is the correct spelling?  heart  or  hart

2. Which word does not have a long i sound (bike)?  reptile       island       mystery  

3. Identify the error (mistake) and write correctly:   Can you ride a bycicle?

4. Write the plural of thief and wife.

5. Which word has two syllables?   knowledge or caught

6. of or offDaniel fell _______ his bike.

7. The dis in disappear and disrespect means the opposite or double?

8. Which word would come after disconnect in alphabetical order? disrespect    disallow   disarray

9. Which of these is the meaning of the word ordinarysomething that is very special or something usual or normal.

10. Identify the proper noun below. (a proper noun is a noun which refers to a specific person or place for example: supermarket is a noun but Tesco is a proper noun/ girl is a noun but Mary is a proper noun/ country is a noun but Ireland is a proper noun): 

Emma has some new brakes on her bicycle.

11. Circle two adjectives (an adjective is a word that describes a noun e.g. tasty cakes, steep cliff, disappointed girl. They are describing words e.g. that looks amazing/ it was brilliant).

The bicycle is always kept clean and shiny..

12. Write the adjective to best describe the noun:  __________ road       __________ brakes  

busy        hungry        effective

13. The bold word is a noun or an adjective?

She did up the strap on her new helmet.

14. Is the missing word safe or safety?

Wearing a helmet keeps you  ___________.      

15. Add punctuation (a full stop/ exclamation mark, a comma or a question mark)

Where’s that___

 

Spellbound Week 28 pg 58 and 59.

Do all exercises on pg 58 and 59. (Exercises 1-6)

Do your Friday test. Make sure you have your heading ‘SB Week 28’ and the date.

 

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 32 Friday

 

ART:

Look at the pictures and instructions below for this week’s art. You don’t need the same type of colours or paper that are listed, just use whatever you have at home. I can’t wait to see your creations!

 

 

My temporary email address is powerstownmwall@gmail.com

 

 

Bua na Cainte:

Hey guys I've received feedback that some people have had trouble accessing Bua na Cainte. You don't have to download the interactive programme that we use in school but I'll put up details here of how to do that if you want to try download it. It is nice as the kids can play some games etc and the programme animates and puts audio with the stories/ exercises. Here are some guidelines on how to download the interactive file. (It can be tricky and problematic but I know some people have successfully downloaded it). The ebook is sufficient for the kids to use and I'll put details of how to access that here too.

To access the interactive programme we use in school: 

1. Click on this link: 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 that you require (Fourth class), and then click on it to start a download of the file.

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 below.

Login: trial                   Password: trial

 


To access the ebook- an online version of the book we use in school:

1. Click on this link edcolearning.ie

2. Click on Login

3. Username: primaryedcobooks Password: edco2020

4. Search 'Bua na Cainte 4' and click into the book. (Not the Leabhar Lithrithe- that's a spelling book).

5. Then go to whatever page is assigned for that day's work. 

 

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Take a look at some of your super work 4th class!

Here is a selection of some of the super work you've been doing at home guys. Well done on working so hard. Keep up the great work and keep the pictures coming! I'm very proud of you all.

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CREATIVE SCHOOL'S PROJECT LINK FOR DAY 2:

Here is the link to Day 2. If you have a printer you can print it off or the kids can just do it in a copybook or on sheets.

 

Day 2 Mapping Project: (Just click on the link below).

drive.google.com/file/d/182zHYJvCTg_HrooK7CHbfeWCeW_r9wm6/view

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Hi everyone. Tunde Toth, our Creative School's coordinator, who organised all the kids work on their animation projects last year, was in contact with us and asked that the following project was put up on the webpage. She's running a 6 day 'Mapping' project explained below. The 6 parts will be spread out over three weeks. So Day 1 and Day 2 will be put up this week. Day 1 starts on Tuesday 28th and Day 2 when I receive it via email later in the week. It's totally optional but might be something that your child would enjoy. When you complete a part your can take a picture of some of the work and email it to Tunde. 

Here is the link to Day 1. If you have a printer you can print it off or the kids can just do it in a copybook or on sheets.

Day 1 Mapping Project: (Just copy and paste the link into your search bar and it will bring you to the document).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IN17SC3ZBW2plVIloFyfel8PDS8VtOEp/view?usp=sharing

The following is an introduction to the project from Tunde:

CREATIVE SCHOOLS

Get creative! Get MAPPING!

YOU are invited to participate!

This Creative Mapping Project has fun activities for everyone!

It is happening over 6 days – you will receive instructions twice a week.

You can also keep in touch and send your drawings, maps, writings to Tunde, the Creative Associate for your Creative School. You can ask her any questions about the project, and you can make suggestions if you have new ideas about mapping!

(You will find her email address at the end of DAY 1 instructions.)

 

Happy Mapping!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I'd like to wish Hugh and Natalie a big happy birthday! They both celebrated their birthdays on Saturday. I hope you both had a lovely day. 

 

WORK FOR MONDAY 27TH APRIL TO FRIDAY 1ST MAY

Hi guys! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Thanks so much to those who sent me some reports and pictures of the wonderful robots! They turned out brilliant!! The kids showed great imagination and creativity in constructing them! I also received a picture of some oaty biscuits made using the recipe I put up! They looked delicious! I hope to put together a nice collage of the kids work, which could go up in the school when we return. I hope everyone got on okay with last week’s work. Again please tailor the plan of work to suit your child and your family. If you feel there’s too much just knock some questions off or an activity.

You can test your child on Spellbound Week 27 on Friday if you get a chance. 20 spellings.

 

History this week: You can do some of this next week too if you don't get around to it all this week.

For history this week I would love if the kids would create a time capsule. They are living through history right now so I think it’d be lovely for them to create a time capsule that they can look back on in years to come. I’m not splitting the project up between the days of the week. I’ll put the list of what can be included up here and the kids can work on it during the week when they want and at the pace they want. I think they’ll really enjoy doing it. The letter (Step 1) is probably the most important step so encourage your child to take their time with this. It can be as long as they like.

1. Write a letter to yourself. (We’ve written many letters to our pen-pals in class so you know how to structure it). In the letter tell yourself your age, who your friends are, your family, your pets, your favourite colour, hobbies, T.V shows, songs, books etc. Write about what’s going on- coronavisus, social isolation, lockdown etc (There’s a video on BrainPOP called ‘Coronavirus’- just search the word ‘Coronavirus’ when in the site and it will pop up- this video might help you to describe what’s happening now). Tell your future self how you feel. Tell your future self all the things you find difficult about this time and all the things you find good and positive about this time. Talk about what you would like to be when you grow up and five things you want to do when you’re an adult.

2. If it’s safe to get a newspaper get one and cut out articles that you think might be important for your future self to remember this time in history. Or you can print them online.

3. Draw a picture of your family as it is now.

4. If you can, take some pictures of today, print them out and include them in the time capsule box.

5. Put it all together in a scrapbook or in a lunchbox or a nice box and put it somewhere safe.

 

Art this week: 

This week's art is under the heading 'Friday 1st May'- please have a look at it so you can gather some bits that your child will need if they are doing the art- 'Sunflowers'. I'll upload some pics to the gallery showing what they should kind of look like! The kids can put their own spin on them though if they like.

 

Monday 27th April:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 31 Monday.

This week the kids will be working on the topic of MONEY.

Notes for the topic of money:

We’ll mainly be looking at multiplication/ division/ addition and subtraction of money.

It’s very important that the children are careful when renaming cents as euro and cents- they must ensure that they insert the € symbol and the decimal point.

For example:

  32c

X 4

128c = €1.28

It’s perhaps easier to write the sum like this:

€ 0.32

X     4

€1.28

Mathemagic:

Multiplication of money:

Pg 142 Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6

 

ENGLISH:

Reading Zone pages 106 and 107

Please read the information text about ‘Abebe Bikila’, a famous Ethiopian marathon runner and Olympic gold medallist.

Do dictionary work: ‘Word Detective’ is your title. Look up each word and write the meanings in your copybook.

1. elite=

2. exceptional=

3. strenuous=

4. stamina=

5. championship=

 

Grammar: Answer the following questions in your copybook. 

1. Which is the correct spelling?  laff  or  laugh

2. Which word has a long e sound (like need)?  trolley     elephant     weather

3. Identify the error (mistake) and write correctly:   That singer’s voyce is beautiful.

4. Write the plural of donkey and party.

5. Which word has more syllables?   history or surprise

6. bought or brought? We ___________ some cakes at the bakery.

7. The re in return and redirect means under or again?

8. Which word would come after height in alphabetical order? heart, history or heard

9. Which of these is the meaning of the word extraordinary? something that is special or something that is added.

10. Identify the noun (a noun is a name, a place or a thing): Did you make those cakes yesterday?

11. Circle two adjectives (an adjective is a word that describes a noun e.g. tasty cakes, steep cliff, disappointed girl. They are describing words e.g. that looks amazing/ it was brilliant).

They look fabulous and I’m sure they’ll be delicious.

12. Write the adjective to best describe the noun:  __________ food       __________ cook  

busy       tasty       opposite

13. The bold word is a noun or an adjective?

I have a new recipe and I can’t wait to try it.

14. Is the missing word tasty or taste?

I can’t wait to have a ___________ of it.      

15. Add punctuation (a full stop/ exclamation mark, a comma or a question mark)

They’re fantastic _.

 

Spellbound Week 27 pg 56.

Learn Block 93 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Go to Edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘An Teilifís’ ‘The Television’.

Go to page 160 ‘An Seomra Suí’ (The Sitting Room).

Last Thursday you looked at this picture in your book and, if you had time, you drew the pictures and labelled it. Today I want you to answer the questions at the bottom of page 160.

I’ll do the first two here so that you know the way to structure your sentence. They all follow the same pattern. You can do Q3 to Q8.

1. Cad atá faoin bhfuinneog? What is under the window?

1. teasaire faoin bhfuinneog. There is a radiator under the window.

2. Cad atá ar an bhfuinneog? What is on the window?

2. dallóg ar an bhfuinneog. There is a blind on the window.

Here are some words and phrases in case you’re stuck:

os cionn na tine= above the fire

os comhair na tine= in front of the fire

sa chúinne= in the corner

ar an mbord= on the table

ag an mbord= at the table

ar an urlár= on the floor

ar an mballa= on the wall

ar an matal= on the mantle

taobh thiar den tolg= behind the couch

faoin gcuisín= under the cushion

faoin mbord= under the table

in aice leis an mbord= beside the table

bláthchuach= flower vase (bláth= flower, cuach= vase)

táibléad= a tablet

teasaire= a radiator (te= hot, teas= heat)

 

GEOGRAPHY: (linked with this week’s English reading)

Map Work- Just Maps: Project 21 Africa.

Do page 44.

 

Tuesday 28th April:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 31 Tuesday.

Notes for the today:

Again it’s very important that the children are careful when renaming cents as euro and cents- they must ensure that they insert the € symbol and the decimal point.

Remember division sums can be written in a number of different ways, as you’ll see on page 143 of Mathemagic so don’t be confused when you see them, they all mean divide.

€7.44 ÷ 6 means how many 6’s are in €7.44

Or

If I divided €7.44 between 6 people, how much would each person get.

For this sum you would use the ∟or the upside down ∟ method to divide.

Mathemagic:

Division of money:

Pg 143 Q4, Q7, Q9

 

GEOGRPAHY: (linked with this week’s English reading)

Map Work- Just Maps: Project 21 Africa.

Do page 45.

 

ENGLISH:

Please re-read the information text about ‘Abebe Bikila’, a famous Ethiopian marathon runner and Olympic gold medallist.

Do dictionary work: ‘Word Detective’ is your title. Look up each word and write the meanings in your copybook.

1. determination=

2. appendicitis=

3. astound=

4. hire=

Reading Zone: Please do Exercise A on page 108- these are the comprehension questions to go with the text- Full sentences and the title is ‘Abebe Bikila Ex A’.

 

Spellbound Week 27 pg 56.

Learn Block 94 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Go to Edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘An Teilifís’ ‘The Television’.

Go to page 162 ‘Ag féachaint ar an teilifís’ (Watching the television).

Léigh an scéal- Read the story.

Then do the exercises at the end of the page.

In the first exercise you’ll be writing the four verbs in the past, the present and the future (An Aimsir Chaite, An Aimsir Láithreach, An Aimsir Fháistineach’, just like in our yellow briathra book.

Ardaigh (to raise) is done for you but please write is out anyway. The other words follow the same pattern.

D’ardaigh sé= He raised       Ardaíonn sé= He raises         Ardóidh sé= He will raise

Ísligh (to lower)

Athraigh (to change)

Éirigh (to rise/ to get up)

In the second exercise you just need to add those words into the sentences.

 

Bhí na páistí ag féachaint ar chartún ar an teilifís. The children were watching a cartoon on the television.

‘Ardaigh an fhuaim,’ arsa Niamh. ‘Raise the volume,’ said Niamh.

‘Ní fhéidir liom í a chloisteáil’. I can’t hear it.

D’ardaigh Óisín an fhuaim. Óisín raised the sound/ volume.

‘Ná bí ag pleidhcíocht,’ arsa Niamh. ‘Don’t be messing,’ said Niamh.

‘Ísligh an fhuaim’. Lower the sound/ volume.

Tá sé ró-ard. It is too high.

D’ísligh Óisín an fhuaim. Óisín lowered the sound/ volume.

‘Athraigh an cainéal,’ arsa Niamh. ‘Change the channel,’ said Niamh.

‘Tá an cartún leadránach’. The cartoon is boring.

‘Ná hathraigh an cainéal,’ arsa Ciara. ‘Don’t change the channel,’ said Ciara.

‘Tá an cartún go han-mhaith’. The cartoon is very good.

D’athraigh Óisín an cainéal. Óisín changed the channel.

Thosaigh na páistí ag troid faoin gcianrialtán. The children started fighting about the remote control. (you looked at the word faoin yesterday and it meant ‘under the’ but it can also mean ‘about the’.

Scread Ciara go hard. Ciara screamed loudly.

Tháinig Mamaí isteach sa seomra. Mammy came into the room.

‘Ná bígí ag troid.’ ‘Tabhair dom an cianrialtán,’ arsa Mamaí. ‘Don’t be fighting.’ ‘Give me the remote control,’ said Mammy.

Thóg Mamaí an cianrialtán. Mammy took the remote control.

Mhúch sí an teilifís. She turned off (Mhúch sí can also mean ‘she quenched’) the telly.

‘Amach libh ag súgradh sa ghairdín,’ ar sise. ‘Out with you all playing in the garden’, said she/ she said.

 

Wednesday 29th April:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 31 Wednesday.

Mathemagic:

Problem solving: If possible it would be great if an adult could read through these with their child before they begin just to give them some guidance if needed.

Pg 146 Q1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Notes on today’s work:

Read the problems carefully and make sure that you look at the labels on the items carefully as these will be used when answering the questions. You will be multiplying and dividing so make sure you pick the correct operation and that your sums are very neat and that your work is labelled correctly. The € sign and the decimal point must be in your answers.

 

ENGLISH:

Please Do Ex B on page 108 of Reading Zone. Ex B is about identifying ‘SYNONYMS’ (words with similar meaning). The heading is 'Abebe Bikila Ex B'. 

 

Spellbound Week 27 pg 56.

Learn Block 95 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Please go to pg 23 of your yellow ‘Briathra’ book and write in the English of each word in the green list in pencil.

Pick 5 words and write five sentences using the types of programmes you learned last week.

Examples: (make sure you add in ‘ar’ after the verb when saying you watch something’).

1. D’fhéach mé ar chlár spóirt. I watched a sports programme.

2. D’fhéachamar ar chlár nádúra. We watched a nature programme.

3. Níor fhéach mé ar an nuacht. I didn’t watch the news.

 

Liosta Glas- Green List:

I looked/ watched

You looked/ watched

He looked/ watched

She looked/ watched

We looked/ watched

You all looked/ watched

They looked/ watched

Ar fhéach tú?= Did you look or watch?

Níor fhéach mé= I didn’t look or watch

 

Thursday 30th April:

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 31 Thursday.

Mathemagic:

Problem solving: If possible it would be great if an adult could read through these with their child before they begin just to give them some guidance if needed.

Pg 147: Q 8,9,10,11,12,13,14

Notes on today’s work:

Again read the problems carefully and make sure that you look at the labels on the items carefully as these will be used when answering the questions. You will be multiplying and dividing so make sure you pick the correct operation and that your sums are very neat and that your work is labelled correctly. The € sign and the decimal point must be in your answers.

 

ENGLISH:

Reading Zone page 109: Please do Ex E ‘Grammar’. Your title is ‘Abebe Bikila Ex E’. This exercise is about ‘HOMOPHONES’ (words that sound the same but have different meanings and/ or spellings). For example:

Would you like a piece of cake?

We all want world peace.

Both words sound the same but have different meanings and spellings.

 

Grammar:

1. Identify and rewrite the misspelt word.   I think this work is too dificult.

2. Identify the word that is spelt correctly.   speshel       special       special

3. Write the missing long i in each word.  y/ igh/ i/ ie

d__al       terrif__       br__t       d__d

4. Write the plural of calf. _________

5. fight + er =

6. Write a similar meaning to ordinary.   special, common or spectacular

7. Write the correct word. We collect our mail/male from the post office. 

8. too or to?

I think I have eaten _____ much cake.

9. Shorten he and is.

10. brought or bought?

I __________ some stickers from the shop.

11. How many nouns (a noun is a name, a place or a thing) in this sentence?

I’ve been waiting for that parcel to arrive in the post.

12. Write the two adjectives (describing words)

Tim’s favourite uncle sent him exciting puzzles.

13. Is clouds a noun or an adjective?

This difficult puzzle takes ages to do because there’s so much white snow and lots of clouds.

14. Write puzzle or puzzling in this sentence.

I don’t know the answer to this extremely __________ question.

15. Add speech marks to show direct speech (Remember 66 and 99- “ and “).

Mum complained, Please don’t leave all those puzzle pieces on the floor.

 

Spellbound Week 27 pg 56.

Learn Block 96 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

GAEILGE:

Please go to pg 23 of your yellow ‘Briathra’ book and write in the English of each word in the blue list in pencil.

Pick 5 words and write five sentences using the types of programmes you learned last week.

Examples: (make sure you add in ‘ar’ after the verb when saying you watched something’).

1. Féachaim ar chlár spóirt. I watch a sports programme.

2. Féachaimid ar chlár nádúra. We watch a nature programme.

3. Ní fhéachaim/ Ní fhéachann mé (both are correct) ar an nuacht. I don’t watch the news.

 

Liosta Gorm- Blue List:

I look/ watch

You look/ watch

He looks/ watches

She looks/ watches

We look/ watch

You all look/ watch

They look/ watch

An bhféachann tú?= Do you look or watch? FOR THIS ONE THERE IS A MISPRINT IN THE BOOK- THERE’S A ‘H’ MISSING IN THE WORD.

Ní fhéachaim/ Ní fhéachann mé (both are correct)= I don’t look or watch

 

Friday 1st May:

GAEILGE:

Please go to pg 24 of your yellow ‘Briathra’ book and write in the English of each word in the orange list in pencil.

Pick 5 words and write five sentences using the types of programmes you learned last week.

Examples: (make sure you add in ‘ar’ after the verb when saying you will watch something’).

1. Féachfaidh mé ar chlár spóirt. I will watch a sports programme.

2. Féachfaimid ar chlár nádúra. We will watch a nature programme.

3. Ní fhéachfaidh mé ar an nuacht. I will not watch the news.

 

Liosta Oráiste- Orange List:

I will look/ watch

You will look/ watch

He will look/ watch

She will look/ watch

We will look/ watch

You all will look/ watch

They will look/ watch

An bhféachfaidh tú?= Will you look or watch?

Ní fhéachfaidh mé= I will not (won’t) look or watch

 

Spellbound Week 27 pg 56 and 57.

Do all exercises on pg 56 and 57. (Exercises 1-7)

Do your Friday test. Make sure you have your heading ‘SB Week 27’ and the date.

 

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 31 Friday

 

ART:

This week I’d like you to create some sunflowers! See the gallery for some pics showing what to do!

All you need is: newspaper, a scissors, some paint/ colours, some card (cereal box will do), some type of seeds if you have them at home e.g. poppy seeds, chia seeds. Lentils or anything like that would also work.

You can stick the flowers to sticks like in the photos in the gallery or you can stick your flowers onto a page/ piece of card and draw paint/ stick strips of brown on as the stems. You could even add a vase into your picture.

I’d love if you’d email me on a picture of your sunflowers if you get a chance to complete them.

 

My temporary email address is powerstownmwall@gmail.com

 

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Spellbound Week 26 Answers are in the gallery. 

Mental Maths Answers for Friday Week 30 are in the gallery. 

Mathemagic Answers for Thursday 23rd April are in the gallery. 

Grammar Answers for Thursday 23rd April are in the gallery. 

Mental Maths Answers for Thursday Week 30 are in the gallery. 

Mental Maths Answers for Wednesday Week 30 are in the gallery. 

Mathemagic Answers for Wednesday 22nd April are in the gallery. 

Just Maps Pg 40-41 Answers for Wednesday 22nd April are in the gallery. 

Bua na Cainte 'Sceideal Teilifíse' Answers For Wednesday 22nd April are in the gallery. 

Tuesday 21st April

Mental Maths answers for Monday and Tuesday Week 30 are in my folder in the gallery. 

Grammar answers for Monday 20th April are in the gallery. 

Mathemagic Answers for Monday 20th April and Tuesday 21st April are in the gallery. 

 

CONTACT INFO:

Hi guys. Just posting here to let you know that I’ve set up a temporary email address so that you can contact me if needed. If you or your child have any questions for me or need advice just drop me an email at any stage and I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can. I’d also love if you’d send me on photos of any nice work that your child has completed- for example this week the animal report or the robot for art- you don’t have to do this, totally optional. Also can I please stress that your child does not have to do all the work that I put up each week. I know that the kids are probably doing loads of other bits themselves/ with the family and may be watching the RTÉ/ TG4 home school programmes etc. I don’t want any parents or kids to feel under pressure or stressed. Do what is manageable for you, your child and your family. 

My temporary email address is powerstownmwall@gmail.com

 

WORK FOR MONDAY 20TH APRIL TO FRIDAY 24TH APRIL

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Easter Break and that you are all safe and well. Missing the class so much. Have been helping the other Ms.Wall out on the farm during Easter! Loads of gorgeous new lambs being born. I’ll put up some pictures on my page in the Gallery for you to see during the week. Thanks to Adam for all the little plastic bottles he gave me so we could store milk for the little lambs. I have also been trying to stay fit for when football returns! Hope you are all doing a good bit of exercise and I also hope that you’re all reading for at least ten minutes per day!! When doing this week’s work try your best to keep everything organised and neat- title and date your work and underline it when you’re finished. Just try your best with it all. Parents if you don’t get everything done with your child that’s totally okay. I know people may be under pressure at home/ work so just use this plan of work in a way that suits you, your family and your child. It looks like a lot but that’s just because I’ve tried to explain everything clearly to hopefully make doing some of the work a lot easier. Do only what you can.

-You can test your child on their Spellbound Spellings Week 26 on Friday if you get a chance. 20 spellings.

-Science and Geography are combined this week in the study of ‘Energy’.

-Reminder: When you get a chance please go to the website below and your child can listen to an audio story from David Walliams, He puts up a new one every day. The last one I looked at was about 15 mins long. It's good for the kids listening comprehension to listen to someone else reading and it's also enjoyable and relaxing!

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

-Art: The kids can do this week’s art lesson on Friday. I want them to construct a robot!! Look at the two pictures in my section of the website’s gallery to get an idea of what to do. The robots aren’t very big at all but if your child wants to make a big one they can. They will need to collect items during the week in order to make the robot on Friday. PVA glue, Pritt Stick and sellotape would all be very useful. Here’s a list of some of the items last year’s class brought into school to help make these robots, they can literally use and old bits and bobs:

Match boxes (They’re small and light)

Cereal box

Toilet roll

Raisin boxes

Match sticks

Beads

Drawing pins (coloured)

Old earrings

Buttons

Cotton buds

Little springs from inside a pen

Small lego pieces

Mini doll’s items e.g. comb

Pipe cleaners

Old tops of pens/ markers

Coloured paper, card, felt, foam

Tin foil

Bits off old, broken toys

 

Monday 20th April:

ENGLISH:

This week I want the children to focus on ‘Reports’ and ‘Report Writing’. In report writing we give information about objects, places, animals or people. Report writing is found in non-fiction books, newspapers, encyclopaedias and magazines.

Today I want the kids to read a report about ‘The Bottlenose Dolphin’. This text can be found in my page in the websites gallery. Once they’ve carefully read the report they can click into the next picture in the gallery ‘Examine the Report’ and answer Q 1-9 in their copybooks- FULL SENTENCES. I’ll post answers to these question ns during the week.                                                     

             

Grammar: Answer the following questions in your copybook. Heading: Grammar Day 1

I’ll put up answers during the week.

1. Write the correct spelling: until or untill

2. Which word has a long ‘a’ sound (like make)? arrival    grey    peace

3. Find the error and write this sentence properly: It’s my birthday tomorro.

4. Write the plural of baby and try

5. Which word has more syllables? speech or valley

6. An opposite of despair is: disaster, hope or misery

7. Add dis to respect.

8. Write the word that would come after consider in alphabetical order: complete, century or continue.

9. Tick the meaning of the word inhabit: to talk non-stop or to live in a place

10. Write the nouns in this sentence (remember a noun is a name/place or thing): The old lady looked for a seat.

11. Write the two adjectives in this sentence (remember an adjective is a describing word e.g the happy puppy): The old lady sat on the comfortable seat.

12. Which adjective could go before the noun train? scattered, express, helpful

      Which adjective could go before the noun driver? scattered, express, helpful

13. The underlined word is a noun or an adjective? A man on the bus said I had good manners.

14. Is the missing word happy or happiness? The ____________ lady smiled at me.

15. Rewrite and add speech marks (Remember 66 “ and 99 “: He yelled, Hold on tight!

 

Spellbound Week 26 pg 54.

Learn Block 89 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 30 Monday- I’ll put answers up in the gallery on Friday.

This week the kids will be doing work on the topic of ‘Weight’.

Here are some notes for today’s work:

1000 grammes= 1 kilogramme (1000g= 1kg) (a bag or sugar weighs 1kg)

A bathroom scales or a large scales on the floor is used for measuring the weight of humans/ animals/ quite heavy items.

A kitchen scales is used for measuring the weight of smaller items- ones you can pick up easily enough for example flour for baking, pencil case, punnet of grapes etc.

A spring balance would be useful in measuring the weight of items that you can hang off the balance’s hook (not too heavy but not very light either for example a  schoolbag, a pair of jeans etc.

Activity if you have time and if you have a kitchen scales and a bathroom scales: Gather the following items: a cup, a jar of something (cover the weight on the label!), a cup of pebbles, a cup of sugar, some apples or other fruit in a bag), yourself!! I want you to estimate how much you think each item weighs in grammes or for heavier items maybe kilogrammes and grammes.

In your copy write down the following for each item:

Name of item:

Estimate:

Actual Weight:

 

Mathemagic:

Pg 120 Do Q1 and Q4

Pg 121 Do Q 4 and Q5

 

GAEILGE:

Téama (Theme) ‘An Teilifís’ 'The Television'

Activity: Have your child say and write these words into their copy with the English beside them.

Teideal (Heading): Cláir Teilifíse (T.V. Programmes)

Cartún= cartoon

Clár grinn= a funny programme (comedy)

Clár dúlra= a nature programme

Tráth na gceist= a quiz show

Clár spóirt= a sports programme e.g. The Sunday Game

Réamhaisnéis na hAimsire= the weather forecast

Tuar na hAimsire= the weather report

Clár cainte= a talk show e.g. The Late Late Show

An Nuacht= the news

Clár ceoil= a music programme

Sobaldráma= a soap opera drama e.g. Fair City

Dráma= a drama

Teilifís réaltachta= reality t.v. e.g. I’m a Celebrity. Get me out of Here!

Cúrsaí reatha= current affairs e.g. Prime Time

Scannán= a film

Clár staire= a history programme

Clár Tíreolaíochta= a geography programme

Clár eolaíochta= a science programme

 

SCIENCE/ GEOGRAPHY:

We’ll be looking at the topic of ‘Energy’ this week.

To begin can you please log onto the following site using the details below:

Website: www.brainpop.com

Username: PowerstownNS 

Password: PowerstownNS#2020

Once in can click in the section ‘BrainPOPjr’. The select ‘Science’. Finally click into ‘Energy’ and watch the first video that comes up. You can then do the quiz (easy or hard!).

Once you’ve watched the video you can read page 93 and 94 of your Small World Geography and Science book and do the ‘Activities’ on the top of page 95. Full sentences please and your heading is ‘Energy Activities pg 95’ and the date.

If your child didn’t bring home their ‘Small World, Geography and Science’ book, you can pop onto cjfallon.ie and click on the link to their free ebooks. When in select ‘Primary’, ‘4th class’, ‘SESE’ and ‘Small World’, then ‘Small World Geography and Science’. They will probably look for a name, email address and ask if you’re a student, teacher or parent, just before they let you into view the book so please have those details to hand.

 

Tuesday 21st April:

ENGLISH:

Today can you please look again in the gallery and go to the picture with ‘Plan a Report’ on the top. I want the kids to pick an animal that they like and to plan a report about that animal. They can use books that they might have at home/ internet to gather information. https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ has information on loads of different animals or https://www.dublinzoo.ie/ has a great section ‘Animal Encyclopaedia’ where loads of info can be gathered. The heading to be covered when planning the report are in the picture in the gallery but I’ll also list them here for convenience. It’s only a plan so full sentences aren’t needed- it’s just about gathering as much info as possible. This plan is to be written into a copybook as neatly as you can using the structure below:

1. Title: (Name of animal.)

2. Opening Sentences: (What is the report about?)

3. Description: (Make notes, using words or phrases.)

This is where it lives:

This is what it eats:

It can do this:

Other facts:

4. Write a sentence or sentences to end the report:

 

Spellbound Week 26 pg 54.

Learn Block 90 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 30 Tuesday- I’ll put answers up in the gallery on Friday.

 

Topic: ‘Weight’.

Mathemagic:

Pg 122: Do Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q7 (Look at the examples in yellow at the beginning of each question and read the questions carefully). We’ve covered a lot of this in school already and it has come up in Mental Maths many times.

Here are some notes for today’s work, which looks at Kilogrammes using fractions:

½ kg= 500g (1000g ÷ 2)

¼ kg= 250g (1000g ÷ 4)

¾ kg= 750g (1000g ÷ 4= 250g or ¼kg…. 250g x 3 = 750g or ¾kg )

1/5 kg= 200g (1000g ÷ 5)

2/5 kg= 400g (1000g ÷ 5= 200g or 1/5kg…. 200g x 2= 400g or 2/5kg)

3/5 kg= 600g (1000g ÷ 5= 200g or 1/5kg…. 200g x 3= 600g or 3/5kg)

4/5 kg= 800g (1000g ÷ 5= 200g or 1/5kg…. 200g x 4= 800g or 4/5kg)

1/10 kg= 100g (1000g ÷ 10)

2/10 kg= 200g (1000g ÷ 10= 100g or 1/10 kg…. 100g x 2= 200g or 2/10 kg)

3/10 kg= 300g

4/10 kg= 400g

5/10 kg= 500g

6/10 kg= 600g

7/10 kg= 700g

8/10 kg= 800g

9/10 kg= 900g

10/10 kg= 1000g or 1 kg

 

GAEILGE:

Go to Edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘An Teilifís’ ‘The Television’.

Go to page 164 ‘An Clár is Fearr Liom’ (My preferred/ favourite programme).

Have your child read through the conversation between Ruairí and Róisín. I’ll translate below.

Róisín: An maith leat an nuacht? Do you like the news?

Ruairí: Ní maith liom an nuacht mar tá sé leadránach. I don’t like the news because it is boring.

Róisín: An maith leat an sorcas?

Ruairí: Is maith liom an sorcas mar tá sé greannmhar. I like the circus because it is funny.

Roisín: Cén clár is fearr leat? What is your preferred/ favourite programme?

Ruairí: Is fearr liom clár staire mar tá sé suimiúil. I prefer/ My favourite is a history programme because it is interesting.

Ruairí: An maith leat an cartún? Do you llike the cartoon?

Róisín: Ní maith liom an cartún mar tá sé páistiúil. I don’t like the cartoon because it is childish.

Ruairí: An maith leat an nuacht? Do you like the news?

Róisín: Ní maith liom an nuacht mar tá sé an-leadránach. I don’t like the news because it is very boring.

Ruairí: Cén clár is fearr leat? What is your preferred/ favourite programme?

Róisín: Is fearr liom clár spóirt mar tá sé an-suimiúil. I prefer/ My favourite is a sports programme because it is very interesting.

Now answer these questions in your copy using what you have learned from Ruairí and Róisín (don’t do the questions in the book). These questions are your own personal opinions on what you like on T.V.

Examples:

An maith leat clár spóirt? Is maith liom clár spóirt mar tá sé an-suimiúil.

An maith leat clár cainte? Ní maith liom clár cainte mar tá sé leadránach.

Cén clár is fearr leat? Is fearr liom clár réaltachta mar tá sé greannmhar.

 

Teideal (Title in copy): An Clár is Fearr Liom

Ceisteanna: (Questions)

1. An maith leat an nuacht?

2. An maith leat cartún?

3. An maith leat clár spóirt?

4. An maith leat sobaldráma?

5. An maith leat clár cúrsaí reatha?

6. Cén clár is fearr leat?

 

SCIENCE/ GEOGRAPHY:

Read pg 95 and pg 96 of your Small World Geography and Science book. Today I want you to write 3 summary paragraphs (4 to 5 full sentences) explaining the following IN YOUR OWN WORDS:

1. Climate Change:

2. Greenhouse Effect:

3. Greenhouse Gases:

You can then watch a short video on the BrainPOP website:

Website: www.brainpop.com

Username: PowerstownNS 

Password: PowerstownNS#2020

Once in can click in the section ‘BrainPOP’. Then select ‘Science’ and 'Earth System'. There are two videos which the kids can watch: 'Climate Change' and 'Greenhouse Effect'.

 

Wednesday 22nd April:

ENGLISH:

Yesterday your child created a plan for their report. Today I would like them to write out their final report in their best writing or if they have access to a computer and a printer, they can type it up and print it out! It should look something like the report about ‘The Bottlenose Dolphin’ that they read on Monday. They’ll need to fill out their sentences more using the info that they gathered yesterday for their plan.

Title on top.

1st paragraph: Opening sentences.

2nd paragraph: What it looks like? (Physical features). Where it lives?

3rd paragraph: What it eats? What it can do?

4th paragraph: Other facts about your chosen animal.

5th paragraph: Write some sentences to end the report.

 

GEOGRAPHY- MAP WORK: (This links in with tomorrow’s English reading).

Please do pages 40 and 41 in your ‘Just Maps’ book, ‘Project 19’- South America. You will need an atlas to do this. If you don’t have your atlas please use the internet. I’ll put pictures of pages 40 and 41 on my page on the websites gallery just in case you don’t have your ‘Just Maps’ book at home.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Spellbound Week 26 pg 54.

Learn Block 91 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 30 Wednesday- I’ll put answers up in the gallery on Friday.

Topic: ‘Weight’.

Mathemagic:

Pg 123: Do Q2, Q3, Q4 and Q5.

Here are some notes for today’s work, which looks at Kilogrammes using decimals:

Examples of changing grammes into kilogrammes using the decimal point:

1100g as a decimal of a kg= 1.100kg (remember I always told you in school that when we’re doing decimals and we see zeros at the end of a decimal, we are allowed to drop the zeros. So the BEST ANSWER IS THAT 1110g= 1.1kg (1 whole kg and 1/10kg)

1680g as a decimal of a kg= 1.680kg but again we can drop any zeros at the end. So the BEST ANSWER IS THAT 1680g= 1.68kg (1 whole kg, 6/10kg and 8/100kg)

Examples of changing decimal kg’s in grammes:

2.7kg= 2700g (Remember 1000g has 4 digits: 1,0,0,0 therefore when you’re changing the decimal kg back into grammes you must put back in the zeros that were knocked off so that your answer has 4 digits).

2.7kg could be written as 2.700kg but we knock off the two zeros to give us a simpler answer.

3.45kg= 3450g

3.45kg could be written as 3.450kg but we knock off the zero to give us a simpler answer.

 

GAEILGE:

Go to Edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘An Teilifís’ ‘The Television’.

Go to page 163 ‘Sceideal Teilifíse’ (Television Schedule).

Here your child will see programmes and the time they start.

Your child can read each programme and the time it starts in Irish and can attempt the questions at the bottom of the page.

Teideal (Title in copy): Sceideal Teilifíse

Example:

1. Cén t-am a thosaíonn an dráma? What time does the drama start?

1. Tosaíonn an drama ar cúig chun a hocht. The drama starts at 5 to 8 (or 7:55).

 

SCIENCE/ GEOGRAPHY:

Read pg 96 ‘What Can We Do to Look After Our Planet?’ and pg 97.

Do Activities A and B- FULL SENTENCES in your copy, with the heading ‘Energy Activities A and B pg 97’ and the date.

 

Thursday 23rd April:

ENGLISH:

Go to Edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Exercise Your English 4’.

Click into the book and click on Unit 4.

Go to page 24 and read ‘The Amazon River Dolphin’. This is an information based report where the writer gives factual information about a topic without giving her or his opinion.

Do Exercise A: Full Sentences in your copy. The heading is ‘The Amazon River Dolphin’ Ex A.

Do Exercise B: Just write True or False for each answer.

 

Grammar: Answer the following questions in your copybook. Heading: Grammar Day 2

I’ll put up answers during the week.

1. Rewrite the misspelt word: Dad put new furnature in my room.

2. Which word is spelt correctly? necesary    necessery    necessary

3. Write the missing long ‘a’ in each word. a/ai/ay/ey

cl___m       l___dy       gr___       displ___

4. Write the plural of fly.

5. fill + ing=

6. Which word is closest in meaning to identical?     different    matching    belonging

7. Write the correct word. I was chased by a big brown bare/ bear?

8. Add of or offMy hat blew _____ my head.

9. Shorten do and not.

10. tried or tired?  I ______ hard to chase my favourite hat.

11. Which word in this sentence is a noun?  Eventually, I found it under the thick bushes.

12. Name the two adjectives in this sentence: It was dusty and it had dirty marks on it.

13. Is head a noun or an adjective? I picked it up and put it on my head.

14. Write the correct word. I had a feeling of great happy/ happiness.  

15. Rewrite and add speech marks to show direct speech.

Mam commented, You obviously found your hat, but now I’ll need to wash it again.

 

Spellbound Week 26 pg 54.

Learn Block 92 and test yourself. (No exercises to be done on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can do all the exercises on Friday before you do your test.)

 

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 30 Thursday- I’ll put answers up in the gallery on Friday.

Topic: ‘Weight’.

Mathemagic:

Pg 124 Q1 d and e, Q 2 d and e, Q 3 d and e, Q4 d and e, Q 5 d and e, Q 6 d, Q 7 d, Q 8 d

 

GAEILGE:

Go to Edcolearning.ie

Click Login

Username: primaryedcobooks

Password: edco2020

Once in search ‘Bua na Cainte 4’.

Click into the book and scroll down and click on ‘An Teilifís’ ‘The Television’.

Go to page 160 ‘An Seomra Suí’ (The Sitting Room).

Your child can go through all the words and read them in Irish and can then copy the picture onto an A4 page if you have one/ into a copybook, making sure they write in all the words in Irish. This will help them to remember and learn the words.

We will do the questions based on this page next week.

Please make sure that your child understands the following phrases and words that appear in the picture. I’m not translating them all just the ones that the kids might get stuck on.

os cionn na tine= in front of the fire

taobh thiar den tolg= behind the couch

faoin gcuisín= under the cushion

in aice leis an mbord= beside the table

bláthchuach= flower vase (bláth= flower, cuach= vase)

táibléad= a tablet

teasaire= a radiator (te= hot, teas= heat)

 

SCIENCE/ GEOGRAPHY:

Design a poster outlining ways in which we can help our planet based on what you studied this week in Small World Geography and Science and from watching the ‘BrainPOP’ videos.

 

Friday 24th April:

Spellbound Week 26 pg 54.

Do all exercises on pg 54 and 55. (Exercises 1-6)

Do your Friday test. Make sure you have your heading ‘SB Week 26’ and the date.

 

MATHS:

Do Mental Maths Week 30 Friday- I’ll put answers up today.

 

ART:

 

This week I’ve posted pictures of robots in my section in the websites gallery! I want the kids to work on constructing their own robots today! They don’t have to look like the picture I put up! Let your imaginations run wild! Make sure your use plenty glue/ tape so that your robot will be good and steady when you finish.

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Submitted this info on Thursday 02-04-20

Hey guys. I've uploaded the Mental Maths answers for Week 29 and the Reading Zone answers for 'A Baker's Dozen' onto my page in the websites Gallery. 

 

Submitted this info on Wednesday 01-04-20

Hope you are all safe and well. Just in case your child didn't bring home their Mental Maths book, I've put up this week's questions in my section of the website's 'Gallery'. We're on Week 29. Your child can write the answers in a copybook if they don't have the book. 

 

Submitted this info on Wednesday 25-03-20

When you get a chance please go to the website below and your child can listen to an audio story from David Walliams, I think he puts up a new one every day. The last one I looked at was about 15 mins long. It's good for the kids listening comprehension to listen to someone else reading and it's also enjoyable and relaxing!

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

Submitted this info on Tuesday 24-03-20

WORK FOR MONDAY 30TH MARCH TO THURSDAY 2ND APRIL:

I hope you are all safe and well. Say hi to the kids for me please. I know that you may not be able to get through all the work listed below and that’s totally fine. Try your best to work with your child to do what they can. I’m putting up loads and I know everyone won’t get it all finished. Encourage the kids, from me, to try their best and to do what they can.

Notes: I’ll be adding some more activities during the week- listed work today instead of later in the week so you can look into downloading the Irish programme, explained below, and gaining access to the maths book/ Geography and Science book, explained below so that your child is set up for next week’s work. Your child may have brought home their maths and geography/science book.

If your child doesn’t have their Mathemagic book go to https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources. Click on 4thClass and the subject ‘Maths’ and the Mathemagic book will come up. When you click on the book you’ll be asked to pop in your name and your email address. I’m pretty sure that’s a once off so please set this up for your child. Access is free. If you can’t get that to load, please try get another parent to send you a screen shot of the pages via WhatsApp.

Please still use notes I put up about different websites last week. They’re all still there if you scroll down and I’ll be adding more websites and ideas. Again use what you want to use- they’re just ideas to help. Thanks.

There is no test this week. No Spellbound or Irish Verb to be learned.

Monday 30th March:

RELIGION:

Please say your morning prayer every morning this week and say a silent prayer for those affected by the Covid 19 Coronavirus. If you can’t remember the prayer fully just google search ‘God of my life I welcome this new day’ and it’ll come up in the first link (www.dioceseofkerry.ie).

MATHS:

Mental Maths Monday.

Mathemagic pg 128: This is revision of ‘Rounding’, ‘Addition and Subtraction’ and ‘Time’

(I will put answers to all this week’s Mathemagic work up on Thursday evening).

ENGLISH:

Read the story ‘A Bakers Dozen’ pg 101, 102 and 103 of Reading Zone Book. Look up the following 7 words in your dictionary and write the meanings into your copy. Your heading for the dictionary work is ‘Word Detective’. Words: knead, appetising, precise, abrupt, inedible, desperate, distress.

Do one page of ‘Write Here’.

GAEILGE: TO BE COMPLETED OVER TWO DAYS (Mon and Tues)

No verbs or spelling this week.

You can download the Bua na Cainte interactive programme that I use in school with the kids from Edco on the following link www.edco.ie. If you do download it the username is ‘trial’ and the password is ‘trial’. It’s a huge file so you’ll need good broadband if downloading it. If you can’t download it don’t worry. I’ll be putting up Irish to keep the kids busy and they can still learn the vocab listed below and do some activities. If you do manage to get it downloaded please click into the theme ‘Ócáidí Speisialta’ (Special Occasions) and then click on ‘An Cháisc’ (Easter). Your child can then click on ‘Ceacht 1’ (Lesson 1) and then click on the speech bubble ‘Comhrá 1.1’ (Conversation 1.1). In here they can play the story about the little girl making an Easter card for her Grandparents. The can then click into the speech bubble again and go to ‘Comhrá 1.2’ (Conversation 1.2). Have your child click on the little mouse holding a book in the bottom left hand corner of the story screen and this will make the words come up with the story and they can read along when they play it the second time.

Key vocab to be learned- please have your child look at/ write down these words and their meanings:

An Cháisc= Easter, Ubh Chásca= Easter Egg, Beannachtaí na Cásca= Easter Greetings, sa chiseán= in the basket, bláth= a flower, sicín, a chicken/chick, coinín na Cásca= Easter bunny, teachtaireacht ar an gcárta= a message on the card, Do: Mamó agus Daideo= To: Granny and Grandad, Cáisc shona daoibh= Happy Easter, Feicfidh mé sibh i rith na Cásca= I will see you all (ye) during Easter, Ó: Niamh= From Niamh.

An chéad cheann= the first one, An dara ceann= the second one, saor= cheap, níos saoire= cheaper, daor= dear, níos daoire= dearer

Activities:

Reading along with ‘Comhrá 1’ and ‘Comhrá 2’ by clicking on the little mouse holding a book in the bottom left of the screen  (the kids will know where the mouse is).

Your child could make an Easter Card with ‘Beannachtaí na Cásca’ on the front and they can draw pictures of the Easter bunny, egg, chick etc and label them.

If you managed to download Bua na Cainte your child can do the games that are in the section ‘Ceacht 1’. Click on the game controller icon in the lesson. The kids will be familiar with this as I use it in school all the time.

 

Tuesday 31st March:

MATHS:

Mental Maths Tuesday

Mathemagic pg 129: This is revision of ‘Fractions’, ‘Decimals’ and ‘Length’

(I will put answers to all this week’s Mathemagic work up on Thursday evening).

ENGLISH:

Read the story ‘A Bakers Dozen’ again in your Reading Zone pg 101, 102 and 103. Do Exercise A and B in your copybook.

(I will put answers to all this week’s Reading Zone Exercises on Thursday evening).

Do the next page of ‘Write Here’

GAEILGE: SEE MONDAY’S WORK

SCIENCE: Can be studied Tues, Wed and Thurs

All the kids should have their Geography and Science book at home. If your child doesn’t have their Small World Geography and Science book go to https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources. Click on 4th Class and the subject ‘SESE’ and the Small World book will come up. When you click on the book you’ll be asked to pop in your name and your email address. I’m pretty sure that’s a once off so please set this up for your child. Access is free. If you can’t get that to load, please try get another parent to send you a screen shot of the pages via WhatsApp. Again I’m pretty sure your child brought that book home.

Chapter 14: Magnetism (pg 83 to 87)

I've signed up to a website brainpop.com. You can sign in using my username and password. If that doesn't work you can sign up to the website yourself for free. It has some great videos and quizzes and activities. For this weeks science where the children are studying the Small World Geography and Science chapter on 'Magnetism' the kids can watch a video on brainpop.com. Once in the website you can choose between a few categories- the ones I'll be asking the kids to look at over the next few weeks are BrainPOP and BrainPOPjr. For Magnets click into the BrainPOPjr section, then click Science, go to Forces and finally to Magnets. Your child can watch the video and do the 'Hard Quiz'. And can do any other activities there that they like.

Website: www.brainpop.com

Username: PowerstownNS

Password: PowerstownNS#2020

 

There are loads of little investigations/ experiments in this chapter- if your child has the necessary equipment they can try these out. Not to worry if they don’t have the necessary materials, they’ll still learn loads. (Fridge magnets would be helpful).

Do fill in the blanks on pg 84.

Do Activities: A,B and C on pg 87.

 

Wednesday 1st April:

MATHS:

Mental Maths Wednesday

Mathemagic pg 130: This is revision of ‘Multiplication and Division’

(I will put answers to all this week’s Mathemagic work up on Thursday evening).

ENGLISH:

Read the story ‘A Bakers Dozen’ again in your Reading Zone pg 101, 102 and 103. Do Exercise C and D in your copybook.

(I will put answers to all this week’s Reading Zone Exercises on Thursday evening).

Do the next page of ‘Write Here’.

GAEILGE: TO BE COMPLETED OVER TWO DAYS (Wed and Thurs)

No verbs or spelling this week.

You can download the Bua na Cainte interactive programme that I use in school with the kids from Edco on the following link www.edco.ie. If you do download it the username is ‘trial’ and the password is ‘trial’. It’s a huge file so you’ll need good broadband if downloading it. If you can’t download it don’t worry. I’ll be putting up Irish to keep the kids busy and they can still learn the vocab listed below and do some activities. If you do manage to get it downloaded please click into the theme ‘Ócáidí Speisialta’ (Special Occasions) and then click on ‘An Cháisc’ (Easter). Your child can then click on ‘Ceacht 2’ (Lesson 2) and then click on the speech bubble. In here they can play the story where the kids go on a walk in the countryside on Easter Sunday and see loads of different types of birds. Have your child click on the little mouse holding a book in the bottom left hand corner of the story screen and this will make the words come up with the story and they can read along when they play it the second time.

Key vocab to be learned- please have your child look at/ write down these words and their meanings:

Domhnach Cásca= Easter Sunday, Chuaigh na páistí ag siúl faoin tuath= the children went walking in the countryside, Chonaic siad= They saw, lon dubh= blackbird, fiach dubh= a black raven, céirseach= a hen blackbird, préachán= a crow, spideog= a robin, fuiseog= a lark, dreoilín= a wren, smólach= a thrush

Activities:

Reading along with the story by clicking on the little mouse holding a book in the bottom left of the screen when you click into the speech bubble.

Your child can draw, colour and label the different types of birds.

If you managed to download Bua na Cainte your child can do the games that are in the section ‘Ceacht 2’. Click on the game controller icon in the lesson. The kids will be familiar with this as I use it in school all the time. The games for Ceacht 2 are very good.

SCIENCE: SEE TUESDAY’S WORK.

 

Thursday 2nd April:

MATHS:

Mental Maths Thursday

Mathemagic pg 131: This is revision of ‘Area’, ‘Perimeter’, ‘Symmetry’ and ‘Weight’.

(I will put answers to all this week’s Mathemagic work up on Thursday evening).

ENGLISH:

Read the story ‘A Bakers Dozen’ again in your Reading Zone pg 101, 102 and 103. Do Exercise E and G (Exercise G should be about half a page to 1 page) in your copybook. No need to do Exercise F.

(I will put answers to all this week’s Reading Zone Exercises on Thursday evening).

Do the next page of ‘Write Here’.

GAEILGE: SEE WEDNESDAY’S WORK

SCIENCE: SEE TUESDAY’S WORK

 

Friday 3rd April:

I’m throwing up these recipes- thought the kids and yourself might like to try them at some stage, you don’t have to go baking on Friday!!! It’s just an idea and might be something you could do with your child during Easter.

I’m putting up a brownie recipe that my friend gave me years ago. They’re absolutely delicious! Also putting up a recipe for some simple but also delicious oaty biscuits! If you wanted you could link this activity with ‘Procedural Writing’ which is one way of writing that we study in school- this is writing about a procedure such as baking/ cooking/ gardening…. how to carry a task out/ what you need etc. You could get your child to write the recipe/s into a notebook/ copy/ recipe book that you have at home- ingredients and method. Baking also links in with the topic of weight in mathematics.

Chocolate Chip Brownies:

Ingredients:

(Makes 24 brownies)

4 oz (115g) plain chocolate

4 oz (115g) butter

3 eggs

7 oz (200g) sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla essence

Pinch of salt

5 oz (140g) plain flour

6 oz (170g) chocolate chips

Method:

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ Gas Mark 4.

2. Line a 13 x 9 inch tin (33cm x 23cm) with greaseproof paper and grease the paper with butter. (Use whatever   tin you have).

3. Melt the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water.

4. Beat together the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Sift over the flour and fold in. Add the chocolate chips!

5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and spread evenly. Bake until just set, about 30 minutes. Do not overbake. The brownies should be slightly moist inside. Cool in the pan.  

 

Oatie Biscuits:

Ingredients:

6 ozs (approx 170g) of plain flour

1 tsp (teaspoon) baking powder

6 oz (approx 170g) of porridge oats

3 oz (approx 85g) of caster sugar

6 oz (approx. 170g) of butter

3 tbsp (tablespoons) of golden syrup.

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 140 degrees Celcius.

2. Sieve the plain flour and baking powder into a bowl and then mix in the porridge oats and the caster sugar.

3. Melt your butter. Add the melted butter and your golden syrup to the dry mixture and mix.

4. Place egg sized ball of mixture onto a greased baking try and flatten to make a nice round biscuit shape.

5. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire tray.

 

ART:

At some stage during the week or during the Easter holidays your child could try to recreate their own versions one of the following art projects from the website: thatartistwoman.org. Go onto the website, click on ‘Spring Projects’ and the kids can try the ‘Fluttering Butterfly’ art piece or the ‘Tissue Paper Chicks’ art piece. I picked these because they’re not too complicated. You don’t need all the materials that the artist suggests- your child and recreate it using materials that they already have at home. They can try any of the Spring Projects that they like if they have what they need to start creating!!

 

Go to www.mrsbrownart.com and click on lesson plans if you’re looking for some extra ideas. She’s giving free access to everyone to her google drive. She has some fab ideas to keep the kids busy with arts and crafts.

 

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Hi everyone. I've sent home two weeks worth of work for the kids to do (16th March to 27th March). I know that you may not be able to complete everything and that's totally fine. Please tick off the work that your child does complete. If the closure continues after the 27th March I'll be putting up more work for the kids to do. I'll be adding ideas/ websites and activities to this page every couple of days so you can keep an eye on the website for some ideas on activities that you may wish to use.

 

WEEK 1 NOTES:

I've signed up to a website brainpop.com. You can sign in using my username and password. If that doesn't work you can sign up to the website yourself for free. It has some great videos and quizzes and activities. For Week 1 Science where the children are studying the Small World Geography and Science chapter on 'Forces' the kids can watcha video on brainpop.com. Once in the website you can choose between a few categories- the ones I'll be asking the kids to look at over the next few weeks are BrainPOP and BrainPOPjr. For forces click into the BrainPOPjr section, then click Science, go to Forces and finally to Pushes and Pulls. Your child can watch the video and do the 'Hard Quiz'.

Website: www.brainpop.com

Username: PowerstownNS 

Password: PowerstownNS#2020

 

TABLES:

Please try to keep on top of practising tables with your child, particularly multiplication and division. You can google search 'Times Tables for 7-11 Year Olds- Topmarks'. That will be up a link to www.topmarks.co.uk tables games. The kids have played these before in school so know how it works.

 

ACCESS TO READING MATERIAL:

You can join the library online and use their onine system 'Borrow Box' to gain access to ebooks and audiobooks for your child. Go to librariesireland.ie/join, complete the registration, set up a PIN and you'll be able to log into Borrow Box to download ebooks and audiobooks.

You can also go onto https://worldbook.kitaboo.com where there are loads of fantastic ebooks.

 

Physical Education and Activity Ideas:

www.gonoodle.com is a site that has great activities for kids movement and mindfulness that you can do at home.

The Body Coach: Starting on Monday 23rd March Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, will be hosting free workouts aimed at kids LIVE on his You Tube Account. The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved!! No equipment needed. The session starts at 9am each morning for 30 minutes on his You Tube channel- The Body Coach TV. If you google search The Body Coach 5 Minute Move you'll also find some kids workout videos.

We have been trying to run every day in school for the last few weeks. The class had been running for 8 mins continuously- we add a minute every week. You could challenge your child to run for 9 mins this week everyday and 10 mins next week if you have an area where it's safe to do so. 

 

TWINKL:

Twinkl is an excellent website with a wide and varied range of resources to support your child's learning. They are offering free access to parents. Please try sign up because if the closure continues past 27th March, I may be asking you to try direct your child to some useful powerpoints and activities on the twinkl site. Below is the email I received from Twinkl which explains exactly how to sign up for free:

My name is Jonathan Seaton, and I am the CEO of Twinkl. In light of recent developments in relation to Covid-19, we here at Twinkl want to support all pupils, parents and teachers should the decision be made to close primary schools in Ireland. We are offering all parents and teachers a One Month FREE Ultimate Membership to Twinkl.ie. This will allow parents and teachers unlimited access to every single resource for every single curriculum subject from junior infants to sixth class.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. We’d like your support to get this message out. We’ve also put together some guidance which outlines several ideas for how schools can support parents during school closures. Please visit our blog for more information. This code will only work for new memberships. If you are an existing member with a Core or Extra membership, please get in touch and we will upgrade you to Ultimate right away.

Accessing this offer on Twinkl.ie will allow parents the opportunity to transform their home into a classroom by being able to access PowerPoints, games, songs, rhymes, stories, worksheets and much more for every area of all subjects on the curriculum from junior infants to sixth class.

 

 

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