Ms. Flanagan 20/21

Friday 5/2/’21

Good morning everyone,

Third Class, it was lovely to see some of you on your Thursday Zoom this week. Thank you again for taking the time to connect with your friends and teachers. Fourth Class, we will have our Zoom call at 12pm today. I have already sent a message on Aladdin, along with the invitation to your parents. Send me an email if you did not receive it. Like last week, this Zoom will be for 4th class only.

To those of you who have submitted your projects, well done. I’ve learned a lot already and I look forward to seeing more today and early next week.

Have a good day,

Ms. Flanagan

Test

Both Classes

Today we will start with a test as we usually do on a Friday. Take out your January Copy and rule it as you would for a test. Over the first column write Gaeilge and on the other write English. Test yourself on the 12 Irish and 10 English spellings that you learned this week using the Look, Say, Write, Cover, Check method. First look at the word and say it, next, cover it up. Try to write it. Now check to see if you got it right. If you did, give yourself a tick. If not, try again. Everyone should get full marks this week, if it takes a few tries that is quite alright.

3rd Class

To test your tables use this speed test.  https://www.timestables.com/speed-test/

You can click on 3, 6 and 9 as these were the tables we were working on this week. How quickly can you answer 20 questions? They will ask you the tables this way 12×3= but may also switch the numbers around like this 3×12= but as you know, multiplication is commutative so the answer is the same whichever number comes first.

In your Table Toppers, do the Revision 8 section on p.21 which has a mixture of the tables you have worked on this week.

4th Class

To test your tables use this website http://www.timestables.me.uk/ again. Click on ‘divide by’, click on 3, 6 and 9 and press start. They will ask you some of your division tables from this week and they will switch some around. Can you get 10 /10? Send me a screenshot of your score and time!

Irish:

Both Classes

Eist leis an amhrán seo agus leigh na liricí

Listen to this song and read the lyrics

It’s very catchy, if you listen to it a couple of times you’ll be singing it all day!

Ar Maidin

D’eirigh mé ar maidin, bhain mé mo pitseámaí díom (x3)

Heeey, d’eirigh mé.

D’eirigh mé ar maidin, nigh mé mo láimh is m’aghaidh (x3)

Heeey, d’eirigh mé.

D’eirigh mé ar maidin, chuir mé mo chuid éadaí orm (x3)

Heeey, d’eirigh mé

D’eirigh mé ar maidin, d’ith me mo bhricfeasta (x3)

Heeey, d’eirigh mé.

D’eirigh mé ar maidin, rith mé ar scoil go tapa (x3)

Heeey, d’eirigh mé.

D’eirigh mé ar maidin, bhí mé déanach don scoil (x3)- I was late for school

Heeey, d’eirigh mé.

D’eirigh mé ar maidin, thug muinteoir íde béil dom (x3)- the teacher gave out to me

Heeey, d’eirigh mé.

 

 

Maths:

3rd Class:

  • Here are the answers to yesterday’s MYM. Do not do the test today, we will catch up with those when we return to school.

 

  • This week you learned about 3D shapes. You learned about two new shapes- a triangular prism and a pyramid and about the properties of 3D shapes- edges, faces and vertices. Today do p. 156 B and C in your copy. Now take a look at E and see if you can figure it out (no need to write this). Try the quiz below. Click on slideshow, then click on From Beginning. Name the shape before you click to see the answer!

3D Shape quiz

 

4th Class:

  • Here are the answers to yesterday’s MYM. Do not do the test today, we will catch up with those when we return to school.

  • This week you learned about 3D shapes. You learned the names of different 3D shapes and what their nets look like. Some of you constructed 3D shapes from their nets. You learned about the properties and different types of prisms and pyramids. Today you are going to try drawing 3D shapes. First watch the video below. Then have go at drawing some of the shapes. Use the guide on p. 168 B to help too. Send on some pictures of your efforts.

Drawing 3D Shapes Video

 

English:

Both Classes

Poetry: Here are two poems that were written about two very different hobbies. Click into each poster and go straight to the poem. Listen to both. Let me know in your email today which one you prefer and why. Have a go at writing your own poem about a hobby that you enjoy. Start it today but you can think about it and work on it over the weekend or next week and send it to me when you are ready.

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/4th_class/resources/activities/SL_04_ACT_CH06_001/index.html

The poem above is called The Cancan. The Cancan is a famous, high energy dance with lots of high kicks. Click here to listen to the Cancan- get up and dance if you like!

The Cancan

The following poem is about another hobby that I know some of you enjoy. 

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/4th_class/resources/activities/SL_04_ACT_CH03_001/index.html

 

Art

Today we are going to explore the Fabric and Fibre strand. There are two options that you can choose from for this.

  1. Make a picture using clothes: Simply create a picture using clothes instead of crayons or paints. Then photograph your creation. Watch the video to show you how to choose the best clothes for your creation.

https://watchkin.com/ab4dfd77e1

Here are some photos of finished creations to inspire you. Make sure you put all of the clothes away neatly when you are finished!

  1. If you have some old clothes that you can cut up or some fabric scraps, you could make some clothes for a teddy or doll or glue the scraps to a sheet of card to make a picture. Make sure you ask permission before cutting anything!!! Here are pictures of some creations that children from 3rd and 4th class have made in previous years.

 

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 4/2/’21

Good morning again everyone,

I hope you are all well and thank you once again for your continued engagement with myself, Ms. Barrett and Ms. Daly. I hope to see some of the 3rd class on the Zoom meeting later today. I sent the invitation on Aladdin yesterday. If you have not received it let me know via email and I will forward it on. As always, I totally understand if your child cannot make the meeting this week. 4th class, I will see you tomorrow on Zoom, if you can make it. I will be sending an invitation via Aladdin to your parents later today.

Kind regards,

Ms. Flanagan

Irish:

  • Both classes can continue to practise Comhrá today. Maybe you could try some of the phrases that you learned this week, without using your copy. It is important that you do this out loud and with a friend or family member if possible. I will attach links to the sheet in case you haven’t been able to print it and to the videos from Tuesday and Wednesday to help you.

Eadaí: Foclóir agus Frásaí

Eadaí 1

Eadaí 2

3rd Class:

  • Go to Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 17 and complete all of p. 54 today. Use the ‘Féach, Abair, Clúdaigh, Scríobh agus Seiceáil’ method to test yourself at the end of p. 54.

 

  • Before you do today’s written activity, play this game to remind you of the names of the colours in Irish. Let me know if you were able to get them all right and how quickly you did it! There are some tricky ones in there so it might take a few tries.

Dathanna

  • Have a look at p. 93 in Abair Liom. You can do Section C today. Remember B’fhearr liom = I would prefer

4th Class:

  • Go to Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 17 and complete all of p. 54 today. Use the ‘Féach, Abair, Clúdaigh, Scríobh agus Seiceáil’ method to test yourself at the end of p. 54.
  • Have a look at p. 93 in Abair Liom. You can do Section C today. Write the question and answer for 2-5. All of the meanings for the words you need can be found in your Foclóir & Frásaí sheet. There is some help with the questions below but write the full questions into your copy.

2. Cad a cheapann tú de mo gheansaí nua? ——

3. _______________________ mo hata nua? ——

4. _______________________ mo ghúna nua? ——

5. _______________________mo chóta nua? ——

Eadaí: Foclóir agus Frásaí

Maths:

3rd Class

  • Find the answers to yesterday’s MYM here:

  • Today you can move on to Week 15 Thursday. Click on the video for help with some of the more difficult ones.

MYM 3rd Week 15 Thurs

  • Here is a link to some nets for 3D shapes. If possible, print out the nets, cut them out and make some of the 3D shapes. If you do not have access to a printer, don’t worry, you can do p.155 A in your Planet Maths instead.

Geometric-Nets-Printable-Pack

  • Next, draw out the table on p.155 B and fill in the missing numbers

4th Class

  • Find the answers to yesterday’s MYM here:

  • Today you can move on to Week 15 Thursday. Click on the video for help with some of the more difficult ones. I know that some of you have been finding MYM hard this week. Listen to the video carefully as you go through the page, stopping the video if needed. Do your best with as many as you can and have your calculator ready for the word problems.

MYM 4th Week 15 Thurs

  • Today you are going to learn about prisms and pyramids. Watch the video below to learn how to tell the difference between these shapes.

Prisms and Pyramids

  • Now go to p. 171 and complete the table in B. If you are unsure as to what any of the shapes look like, watch the video again or look at the pictures on p.170.
  • We have some great mathematicians in our class. Look at p.171 E to learn about a formula discovered by the mathematician Euler. If you would like an extra challenge, try out his formula on some of the 3D shapes you have learned about.
  • If you enjoyed the solving the problems yesterday, try the game below. Can you get all the way to level 10?

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

English:

Both Classes

Spellings

  • Continue to learn your spellings this week

Woman, animals, started, that’s, would, said, wanted, bear, from, frightened

Use https://www.spellingtraining.com/ again today. Type in your spellings very carefully and choose a game to play (Jungle Speller is good!) Give yourself a mini test today to prepare for tomorrow using the look, say, cover, write, check method.

Story

  • Listen to the following story.

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

Consider the following questions when you have listened to the story. You do not have to write the answers but when you are emailing me today, maybe you could let me know what you thought of the story.

  • How would you describe an enemy?
  • How do people act when they are your enemy?
  • What would the opposite of an enemy be?
  • How is being someone’s enemy different than being someone’s friend?

3rd Class

  • Complete Write On p. 16. Pay particular attention to your capital letters. Finish the drawings and colour them in.

4th Class

  • If you have the workbook, you can complete p. 35 in Write On. If not, you can write each sentence twice into your handwriting copy. Use the link below, go to page 35 and copy the sentences in your best joined writing.

 

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/writeon-book2/ebook/

 

Religion/ SPHE:

  • For SPHE this week, why not try some yoga? People enjoy doing yoga for many reasons. Some people find it helps them to relax their bodies and minds. It can increase your strength and flexibility. It can also help with concentration. There are two options below. Each video takes around 15 mins. Enjoy, and if you like, you could send me a picture or video.

Cosmic Kids Yoga Squish the Fish

Cosmic Kids Yoga Minecraft

  • This week take a look at your Grow in Love book p. 49-51 and read about how people respond to God’s call to make the world a better, fairer place. 4th class, this ties in with your Starlight reading from this week where you learned about the good work that Trocaire does all over the world. If you haven’t already, you can access the Grow in Love resources (instructions below). Click on 3rd class, Theme 5 and then Lesson 4. Watch the video about how volunteers can make the world a better place. Think about how you can help make the world a better place.

 

Parents- the Grow in Love resources can be accessed by following the instructions below.

Enjoy the rest of your day today.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 3/2/’21

Good morning,

Please find today’s assignments and resources below. The weather was a bit miserable yesterday. Hopefully today will be brighter and we might get out for a walk, a run or to play!

Hope you all have a good day, whatever the weather,

Ms. Flanagan

Gaeilge:

Both Classes

  • We will continue the theme of Eadaí today. Have a look at the vocabulary sheet if you stuck it in your hardback copy. If you couldn’t do that, see the link to the sheet here and you can write the 7 phrases into your copy if you wish.

Eadaí: Foclóir agus Frásaí

  • Today, use the words and the phrases in the right-hand column with a partner. You could ask someone at home to help or maybe do it with a classmate via facetime or zoom. Here is a video to help with pronounciation.

Eadaí 2

3rd Class:

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 17 and complete activities F,G today. Learn the next 4 spellings. See translations from Monday if needed.
  • Read the Comhrá on page 93 of Abair Liom. If it suits today, maybe you could call a school friend and act out the Comhrá as we do in school. You could also try this with somebody at home or read it aloud playing both roles yourself! Here is a link to listen to the Comhrá first. Use your vocabulary sheet for help with meanings if you need it.

B’fhearr liom = I prefer

Tar éis tamaill = After a while

Faoi dheireadh = At last

 

Comhrá Eadaí

 

4th Class:

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 17 and complete activities F,G today. Learn the next 4 spellings. See translations from Monday if needed.
  • Read the Comhrá on page 93 of Abair Liom. If it suits today, maybe you could call a few school friends and act out the Comhrá as we do in school. You could also try this with somebody at home or read it aloud playing all roles yourself! Here is a link to listen to the Comhrá first. Use your vocabulary sheet or dictionary for help with meanings if needed.

Culaith = suit

Nílim cinnte = I’m not sure

Rógheal = too bright

Ní dóigh liom é = I don’t think so

Ní oireann an dath sin duit = that colour doesn’t suit you

Uafásach = Awful

 

Comhrá Eadaí 4th

 

Maths:

3rd Class

  • Here are the answers for yesterday’s MYM

 

  • Below is a video to help you to complete Wednesday, Week 15 in MYM p.35.

MYM 3rd Week 15 Wednesday

  • We will continue to revise x3, x6 and x9 this week. We’ll continue with x9 today. Begin by counting up to 108 in 9s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Click here for a game to help you to practise the tables.

Math Monster

Click on ‘9’ and then click ‘enter’. Of course, you can use Hit the Button instead if you prefer. Complete Table Toppers p. 21, Day 3.

  • Revise what you learned yesterday by trying this quiz. Click on Slideshow, start from beginning and then click on the slide to see each clue. Try to answer yourself before you click to see the answer!

3D shape face, edge, vertex quiz

  • When you flatten a 3D shape out so that you can see all its faces, you make what is called a net. Watch the video below and then try p. 154 B.

Nets Video

 

4th Class

  • Here are the answers for yesterday’s MYM

 

  • Below is a video to help you to complete Wednesday, Week 15 in MYM p.35.

MYM 4th Week 15 Thursday

  • Tables: we will continue to revise ÷3, ÷6 and ÷9. We will move on to ÷9 today. Begin by counting back from 108 in 9s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. 5.97 seconds was yesterday’s record!!! Click on the link for a game to help you to practise the tables.

Math Monster Division  Click on ‘9’ and then click ‘enter’. Of course, you can use Hit the Button instead if you prefer.

 

  • Today you are going to solve some problems involving 3D shapes. Watch the videos and then try PM p. 169 A and B

Making shapes from cubes

Worms and Matchboxes

 

English:

Spellings for both classes

  • Continue learning the spellings below.

Woman, animals, started, that’s, would, said, wanted, bear, from, frightened

Below is a link to a different spelling website. You can type your spellings in and play a variety of games. I love the Amazing Rollercoaster Game. Please, please, please type your spellings in carefully so that you are learning them the right way! Maybe get an adult to double check them before you start. Don’t forget to include the apostrophe in that’s.

https://www.spellingtraining.com/

3rd Class

  • Read Starlight, Unit 10b p.116-118. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete C on p. 119. You can answer by writing the correct word only.

Try the game below to help you to learn and remember what the new words from the story mean. I am top of the leader board, can you knock me off? 🙂 If you would prefer to play the maze game instead when you click the link look over at the right-hand side of the page it will say ‘switch template’ and if you go to ‘show all’ you will be able to change it to the Maze chase game or you could try another type of game if you wish.

 

Vocabulary Game 10B

 

4th Class

  • Read Starlight, Unit 10b p.116-118. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete C on p. 119. You can answer by writing the correct word only.

Try the game below to help you to learn and remember what the new words from the story mean. If you would prefer to play the maze game instead when you click the link look over at the right-hand side of the page it will say ‘switch template’ and if you go to ‘show all’ you will be able to change it to the Maze chase game or you could try another type of game if you wish.

 

Dictionary Game 10b

SESE (Geography)

  • Continue with your mini project today and throughout the week. Everybody should have chosen a country, done some research about that country (using some of the suggestions in the pdf below) and decided how your project is going to be presented. You can submit your project from Friday 5/2.

Mini Project

Photos and Videos:

Thank you for all of the lovely pictures that you sent yesterday and please keep them coming. It is great to see you trying some of the activities outside of English, Irish and Maths.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

 

 

Tuesday 2/2/’21

Good morning

Please find today’s assignments and resources below. Thank you for your emails yesterday and this morning.

Kind regards,

Ms. Flanagan

Gaeilge:

Both Classes

  • We will continue the theme of Eadaí today. Have a look at the vocabulary sheet if you stuck it in your hardback copy yesterday. If you couldn’t do that, see the link to the sheet here-

Eadaí: Foclóir agus Frásaí

  • Today, use the words and the phrases in the left- hand column with a partner. You could ask someone at home to help or maybe do it with a classmate via facetime or zoom. Here is a video to help with pronounciation

Eadaí 1

3rd Class:

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 17 and complete activities C, D, E today. Learn the next 4 spellings today. See translations from yesterday if needed.
  • Listen to the recording below and then read through page 92 of Abair Liom at least 3 times. Answer the questions orally as best you can. Choose 2 that you feel confident with to write in your copy. You can do all 6 if you would like the challenge! Remember our ‘question words’. Cá = Where, Cad = What,  Cén fáth = Why

Abair Liom l. 92

4th Class:

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 17 and complete activities C, D, E today. Learn the next 4 spellings today. See translations from yesterday if needed.

 

  • Listen to the recording below and then read through page 92 of Abair Liom at least 3 times. Answer the questions orally as best you can. Choose 2 that you feel confident with to write in your copy. You can do all 6 if you would like the challenge! Remember our ‘question words’. Cén t-am = What time?, Cad = What,  Cén sort = What sort

Abair Liom l.92 4th

Maths:

3rd Class

  • Here are the answers for yesterday’s MYM

 

  • Here is a video to help you to complete Tuesday, Week 15 in MYM p.34.

MYM 3rd Week 15 Tues

  • We will continue to revise x3, x6 and x9 this week. We will focus on x6 today. Begin by counting up to 72 in 6s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. 14.67sec was the best I heard yesterday! Here is a game to help you to practise the tables.

Math Monster

Click on ‘6’ and then click ‘enter’. Of course, you can use Hit the Button instead if you prefer. Complete Table Toppers p. 20, Day 2.

  • Today you will learn the names of two new 3D shapes. Look at the top of p. 153 in Planet Maths to see a triangular prism and a pyramid. Write down or draw one example of each of these shapes in the world around you. What 2D shapes make up these 3D shapes? Write them into your copy.
  • Now take a look at the blue rectangle on p.153 which explains the parts of a 3D shape. Can you see what a face, edge and corner are? A corner can also be called a vertex. Complete B and C1 in your copy now. You do not need to draw the shapes in B.

4th Class

  • Here are the answers for yesterday’s MYM

 

  • Here is a video to help you to complete Tuesday, Week 15 in MYM p.34.

MYM 4th Week 15 Tues

  • Tables: we will continue to revise ÷3, ÷6 and ÷9 this week. We will move on to ÷6 today. Begin by counting back from 72 in 6s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Here is the link to a game to help you to practise the tables.

Math Monster Division

Click on ‘6’ and then click ‘enter’. Of course, you can use Hit the Button instead if you prefer.

  • As you learned last year, when you flatten a 3D shape out so that you can see all its faces, you make what is called a net. Watch the video below.
  • Nets Video
  • Here is a link to some nets for 3D shapes. If possible, print out the nets, cut them out and make some of the 3D shapes. If you do not have access to a printer, don’t worry, you can do the exercise below in the picture instead. Write the answers into your Maths copy.

Geometric-Nets-Printable-Pack

English:

Spellings for both classes

  • Continue learning the spellings below. Choose three to put into sentences today.

Woman, animals, started, that’s, would, said, wanted, bear, from, frightened

3rd Class

  • Read Starlight, Unit 10b p.116-118. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete A on p. 119. Answer using full sentences.

4th Class

  • Read Starlight, Unit 10b p.116-118. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete A on p. 119. Answer using full sentences.

 

SESE (Geography)

  • Continue with your mini project today and throughout the week. Everybody should have chosen a country, done some research about that country (using some of the suggestions in the pdf below) and decided how your project is going to be presented. You can submit your project from Friday 5/2.

Mini Project

 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

 

Monday, 1/2/’21

Good morning to you all,

I had hoped that we might be back in the classroom this morning, but we must remain at home to keep each other, and the wider community, safe and sound. I know that you all have been working very hard and that your parents have been supporting you and helping with your learning as well as looking after all of their other responsibilities. You can make it a little easier by spending some time in the morning reading through the work and getting your copies, workbooks and books ready. If you spend some time getting organised, you will get through the work much more quickly. Do whatever you can independently (clicking on the videos and resources for guidance) then ask for help at a time that suits your parents if you need it. You can also ask me, Ms. Barrett or Ms. Daly for help via email (depending on who you are submitting your work to). My email address is c.flanagan@upperglanmirens.ie, Ms. Barrett’s is p.barrett@upperglanmirens.ie and Ms. Daly’s is i.daly@upperglanmirens.ie. I have sent your parents a message on Aladdin this morning to remind them of which teacher to submit your work to.

Have a good day today,

Ms. Flanagan

Irish:

Both Classes

  • We will begin the theme of Eadaí (clothes) this week. Below is a link to the Eadaí Foclóir & Frásaí sheet. If possible, print this sheet out and stick it into your Irish hardback copy. If you do not have access to a printer, you can write the first seven phrases into your hardback copy.

Eadaí: Foclóir agus Frásaí

3rd Class:

  • Look at the poster on pages 90 & 91 of Abair Liom and read all of the words aloud. There is a link to resources that go with the poster below. Listen to the story, play the game and see if you can answer the questions (orally).

An Gúna Nua

  • Look at Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 17 p. 52 and complete activities A and B today. See translations below. Learn the first 4 spellings today.

 

4th Class

 

  • Look at the poster on pages 90 & 91 of Abair Liom and read all of the words aloud. There is a link to resources that go with the poster below. Listen to the story, play the game and see if you can answer the questions (orally).

An Chulaith Nua

  • Look at Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 17 p.52 and complete activities A and B today. See translations below. Learn the first 4 spellings today.

Maths:

3rd Class

  • You can do Monday, Week 15 in MYM (p. 34) today. Here is a short video that might help.

MYM Week 15 Monday 3rd

 

  • Tables: This week we will revise x3, x6 and x9. We’ll start with x3 today. Begin by counting up to 36 in 3s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Here is a new game to help you to practise the tables.

Math Monster

Click on ‘3’ and then click ‘enter’. Of course, you can use Hit the Button instead if you prefer. Complete Table Toppers p. 20, Day 1.

 

  • This week we are going to continue with shapes but move on to the 3D shapes chapter in Planet Maths. 2D shapes such as circles and squares have 2 dimensions- length and width. 3D shapes have a 3rd dimension- depth. You can hold a 3D shape in your hand. When we look in our books, we will see drawings of 3D shapes, but you can imagine the real objects.
  • First, play this 3D shape game to revise what you already know.
  • Now you can take a look at page 152 Do B 1 orally and then draw and complete the table from B 2 into your copy. Now move on to C. You can answer like this.

C 1. Cylinder

4th Class

  • You can do Monday, Week 15 in MYM (p. 34) today. Here is a short video that might help.

MYM Week 15 Monday 4th

  • Tables: This week we will revise ÷3, ÷6 and ÷9. We’ll start with ÷3 today. Begin by counting back from 36 in 3s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Here is a new game to help you to practise the tables.

Math Monster Division

Click on ‘3’ and then click ‘enter’. Of course, you can use Hit the Button instead if you prefer.

 

  • This week we are going to continue with shapes but move on to the 3D shapes chapter in Planet Maths. As you know, 2D shapes such as circles and squares have 2 dimensions- width and height. 3D shapes have a 3rd dimension- depth. You can hold a 3D shape in your hand. When we look in our books, we will see drawings of 3D shapes, but you can imagine the real objects.
  • Try the quiz below to revise what you already know about 3D shapes. Click on slideshow, then click on From Beginning. Name the shape before you click to see the answer!

3D Shape quiz

  • You can take a look at page 167 in PM. Do B (a) and (b) in your copy. Now have a look around your house and make a list (at least 10 items) of items that have a 3D shape you can name. Write the name of the item and its shape.

 

English:

Spellings for both classes

  • Here are this weeks’ 10 words from your sheet of 100 commonly misspelled words.

Woman, animals, started, that’s, would, said, wanted, bear, from, frightened

That’s is a contraction of that is– the apostrophe replaces the i in is.

Would and wood are homophones so are bear and bare. These are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Use your dictionary to make sure you know which one you are learning this week!

Said is a tricky word as it is spelled differently than it sounds. Watch this short video to learn about mnemonics and how you can use one to remember how to spell said. Can you remember the mnemonic that helps us to spell because?

Spelling Said

 

3rd Class

  • Go to Starlight, Unit 10b which you will find on p.116. This is a report as was last week’s piece. Your SESE project will also be a report, containing lots of facts about the country you have chosen. Read p.116-118. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. If there are any words that you do not understand, use your dictionary to help.
  • Complete E on p. 120. You learned about pronouns last week too. Read the instructions carefully and write pronouns that belong in the sentences in the first part (word only). Then write out the paragraph, underlining the pronouns you have put in.

4th Class

  • Go to Starlight, Unit 10b which you will find on p.116. This is a report as was last week’s piece. Your SESE project will also be a report, containing lots of facts about the country you have chosen. Read p.116-118. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. If there are any words that you do not understand, use your dictionary to help.
  • Complete E on p. 120. You learned about conjunctions last week too. Read the instructions carefully and write the conjunctions that belong in the sentences in the first part (word only). Then write out the 5 sentences in part 2, underlining the conjunctions you put in.

P.E.

Here is an active and fun P.E. lesson from After School Hub using items that you can find at home. Click on the video and you can pause it while you collect what you need.

Exercise with Emer | RTÉ After School Hub

If you would prefer to do something else for P.E. today, you can, it is your choice. The important thing is that you are moving and having fun!

Religion/ Art

February 1st is the feast of St. Brigid and, in Ireland, it is often considered the first day of Spring. You might like to say the following prayer with your family today or see how to make a St. Brigid’s Cross below.

Here are two different ways to make a St. Brigid’s Cross. For one you need straws and for the other newspaper. If there are rushes near your house, you could follow the straw instructions and make a traditional St. Brigid’s Cross. If you manage to make a cross, I would love to see a photo.

Newspaper St. Brigid’s Cross

ROI-T-129-How-to-Make-a-Saint-Brigids-Cross (1)

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

 

 

Friday 29/1/’21

Good morning everyone,

Third Class, it was lovely to see some of you on your Thursday Zoom this week. Thank you for taking the time to connect with your friends and teachers. Don’t worry Fourth Class, I haven’t forgotten about you, we will have our Zoom call at 12pm today. I have already sent a message on Aladdin, along with the invitation, to your parents. Send me an email if you did not receive it. This Zoom will be for 4th class only which will give us some extra chatting time so if there is something you would like to tell the class, or a specific friend about or if you have a question for anybody, this is your opportunity.

Today we will start with a test just like we would in school on a Friday. Take out your January Copy and rule it as you would for a test. Over the first column write Gaeilge (watch the spelling) and on the other write English. Test yourself on the 12 Irish and 10 English spellings that you learned this week using the Look, Say, Write, Cover, Check method. First look at the word and say it, next, cover it up. Try to write it. Now check to see if you got it right. If you did, give yourself a tick. If not, try again. Everyone should get full marks this week, if it takes a few tries that is quite alright.

3rd Class

To test your tables use this website https://www.mathsisfun.com/timestable.html

In your Table Toppers, do test 8 on p.61

4th Class

To test your tables use this website http://www.timestables.me.uk/ Click on ‘divide by’, click on ‘9’ and press start. Can you get 10 /10? I think 7.14 seconds was the final record for counting back from 108 this week!

Irish:

Both Classes

Watch the following Powerpoint and see if you can answer the questions out loud before you click to see the answers, good luck!

roi-gl-310-cad-a-cheannaigh-aoife-powerpoint_ver_1

Maths:

3rd Class:

  • Here are the answers to yesterday’s MYM. Do not do the test today, we will catch up with those when we return to school.

 

  • This week you learned what a hexagon was, you learned the difference between regular and irregular shapes and you learned about tessellation. Today complete D from P.M. p. 123 (you can just write the words in your copies). Look back at previous pages if you need help finding the answers. Links to the shape websites and games you explored this week are below, have another go with them today.

shape game

sorting shape game

polygon playground

 

4th Class:

  • Here are the answers to yesterday’s MYM. Do not do the test today, we will catch up with those when we return to school. What did you answer for Number 2? It will depend on whether you consider the work you are doing at home during the school closure as ‘homework’ or ‘schoolwork’.

  • Complete PM, p. 123 D today.
  • Have a go at the following Powerpoint quiz to check your knowledge of 2D shapes. Run the Powerpoint from the beginning. Click on the shape and then on the correct answer. Good luck! 2D Shapes Quiz

English:

Both Classes

Oral Language: Click below to see some activities from the Starlight oral language programme. You can look at all of the sections if you like but I would like you to click on the ‘Flyers’ section to listen to the story, next go to the ‘Questions’ section and see if you can answer them all (if not, go back and listen again). Finally, you can listen to the podcast in the Let’s Talk section.

Oral Language: Poster 10: Winter Sports

 

Drama:

Watch the following video in which drama teacher, actor, playwright and director Naomi Cahill and theatre maker/drama facilitator Aisling Byrne invite you to join in a series of four improv exercises that you can do with someone at home or over a facetime call with a friend or relation.

Drama Improv Video

The four fun exercises include:

  • Word Association
  • One Word Story
  • One Sentence Story
  • Yes And

These activities are all about getting your imagination going and letting ideas flow, so jump in and learn how improvisation can help jumpstart your creativity. Let me know in your email today which one you thought was best. Maybe we could try one on our next class Zoom call?

S.E.S.E. (Geography):

You can continue with your project today. You should all have chosen a country by now and be well on your way with your research. Hope it is going well. If you are having trouble finding information or if you have any questions, email me and I will help as best I can. The links in the pdf below are a very good starting point.

Mini Geography Project pdf

Photos and videos:

I am delighted to share some more of the lovely videos and photographs you sent this week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!


 

I would also like to add a link to a game that was made by our very own Ethan Roche. He used the Wordwall website that I used to make the vocabulary game this week. Ethan’s game is here

Pac Man Soccer Game – be warned, it is very hard!

If you would like to explore the website and maybe make your own game, you can do so below. Please ask permission from your parents first as you have to sign up. It is free to create the first five games.

https://wordwall.net/

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

Thursday 28/1/’21

Good morning again 3rd and 4th class,

I hope you and your families are all well. Thank you for your emails yesterday. It is great to hear from you and to see how hard you are working. We are also enjoying seeing your photos, video clips and voice recordings. Below you will find your tasks for today.

Have a good day,

Ms. Flanagan

 

Irish:

 

Both Classes:

  • We are moving on to a new téama (theme) next week so make sure that you can use all of your ‘foclóir agus frásaí’ from the Siopadóireacht sheet. You could try a comhrá (conversation) with someone at home or on a video call with a classmate using as much of the vocabulary as possible. You could also ask someone at home to test you. They call out the English and you say the Irish. Here are all the videos from January in case you are unsure of pronounciation.

 

Siopadóireacht 1

Siopadóireacht 2

Siopadóireacht 3

Siopdóireacht 4

Siopadóireacht 5

Siopadóireacht 6

 

3rd Class:

 

  • Today you can look at page 83 of Abair Liom. Listen to the comhrá anseo. Now write your own comhrá, using the template on p. 83 F to help you.
  • Continue with Unit 16 in F&F today and complete p.51 today. Revise all of your spellings today using the ‘féach, abair, clúdaigh, scríobh agus seicáil’ (look, say, cover, write, check) method on p. 45. If you get one wrong, keep trying until you can write it correctly.

 

4th Class:

  • Today you can look at page 83 of Abair Liom. Listen to the comhrá anseo. Now write your own comhrá, using the template on p. 83 F to help you.
  • Continue with Unit 16 in F&F today and complete p.51 today. Revise all of your spellings today using the ‘féach, abair, clúdaigh, scríobh agus seicáil’ (look, say, cover, write, check) method on p. 45. If you get one wrong, keep trying until you can write it correctly.

 

Maths:

3rd Class

  • First, correct your MYM from yesterday carefully.

  • Today we will do Thursday Week 14 in MYM p.33. Here is a short video to help you.

MYM Week 14 3rd Thurs

  • Tables x9: Begin by counting up to 108 in 9s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables. Complete Table Toppers p. 19, Day 3.

 

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

 

  • Watch the video below again today to practise the trick for x9 tables. It is useful for the tables up to 10×9=

x 9 tables trick

  • Today you can take a look at the pictures in B and C on p. 122 in PM. Think about the questions in B. Can you answer them orally? Draw your own picture using at least two different shapes that tesselate.

 

4th Class

  • First, correct your MYM from yesterday carefully. Sorry, I had posted the wrong answers but here are the correct ones.

 

  • Today you can do Thursday, Week 14 in MYM on p. 33. Here is a short video that might help and the video for number 3 yesterday that should help you with number 6 today as they are similar.

Number 3

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVt2aRcSf

  • Tables ÷9 Begin by counting back from 108 in 9s as quickly as you can. Time yourself doing this. Yesterday’s record was 7.28 seconds! Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables.

 

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

 

  • Complete PM p121 A+B today. Look back in the book or to the videos from earlier in the week if you are unsure of your answers.

English:

Both Classes

Spellings

  • Continue to learn your spellings this week.

Swimming, first, were, than, two, let’s, mother, another, through, some

Use https://www.spellingcity.com/ again today. Type in 4 of the spellings that you have been finding difficult and choose a game to play. Give yourself a mini test today to prepare for tomorrow using the look, say, cover, write, check method.

Story

Listen to the following story.

The Coal Thief by Alane Adams

Consider the following questions when you have listened to the story. You do not have to write the answers but when you are emailing me today, maybe you could let me know what you thought of the story.

-Who is the main character?

– What is he like?

-What kind of a character is Harley? Do you like him?

-What are the problems/dilemmas Georgie encounters?

-How does Georgie react to Harley’s requests?

-Do you think Georgie wants to do what Harley asks?

-What does Georgie’s father do to help?

-What does he have Georgie do with the coal? Why?

3rd Class

  • Complete Write On p. 15. Pay particular attention to your capital letters.

4th Class

  • If you have the workbook, you can complete p. 34 in Write On. If not, you can write each sentence twice into your handwriting copy. Use the link below, go to page 34 and copy the sentences in your best joined writing.

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/writeon-book2/ebook/

 

Religion

This week have a look at pages 46-48 of your Grow in Love book. Read about how we can take care of the Earth. If you are going for a walk today notice the beauty of nature.

 

 

Parents- You can access the Grow in Love resources by following the instructions below.

It was lovely to hear about all of the nice ways you contacted or remembered your grandparents yesterday. Here are just some of the beautiful pictures of your grandparents that you shared with me yesterday. I will post some more tomorrow. Thank you all so much!

 

S.E.S.E.- Geography

Continue working on your project today. I hope the research is going well. Don’t forget, your atlas will be a great source of information about your country. If you go to the Epic reading website and search for your country, you are likely to find a book about it. If you have not logged in to Epic yet, then ask your parents to check back through their emails for the link. I can resend the email if needed, just let me know.

Mini Geography Project Pdf

Hope you all have a nice day!

 

 

 

Wednesday 27/1/’21

Good morning,

Here are today’s tasks and resources for Irish, Maths and English. For Geography today you can continue researching for the mini project on a country of your choice. I have also included a section on Religion for you to take a look at.

Have a good day,

Ms. Flanagan

 

Irish:

 

Both Classes:

  • We will move on to the next 8 words and phrases on your Siopadóireacht sheet. Before you start learning the new words, check to see if you can remember the words from yesterday and the day before. Clic anseo for help with pronounciation of the last eight words.

3rd Class:

  • Today you can do page 84 of Abair Liom. You can write either the questions or answers depending on where the blanks are. For number 6 you can write a question and answer of your choice. Before you begin, watch the video below.

Na huimhreacha

 

  • Continue with Unit 16 today and complete activities F & G today. Learn the last 4 spellings today.

 

4th Class:

  • Today you can do page 84 of Abair Liom. No need to write the questions (except for number 5). For number 6 and 7 they are asking whether one item is dearer (níos daoire) than another. Before you begin, watch the videos below.

Na huimhreacha

 

Na huimhreacha 2

 

  • Continue with Unit 16 today and complete activities F&G today. Learn the last 4 spellings today.

 

 

Maths:

3rd Class

  • First, correct your MYM from yesterday carefully.

  • Today we will do Wednesday Week 14 in MYM p.33. Here is a short video to help you.

MYM 3rd Week 14 Wed

  • Tables x9: Begin by counting up to 108 in 9s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables. Complete Table Toppers p. 19, Day 3.

 

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

 

  • Watch the video below again today to practise the trick for x9 tables. It is useful for the tables up to 10×9=

x 9 tables trick

  • Look at p. 121 of PM. Read the explanation of tessellation. We have come across this concept before in MYM. Think about shapes that might tesselate and those that would not. Do C in your copy. No need to draw the shapes, just write ‘yes’ if you think they will tesselate and ‘no’ if you think that they won’t.
  • Do A on p. 122 next.
  • Finally, take a trip to the polygon playground and explore the shapes. Think about tessellation while you are playing.

4th Class

  • First, correct your MYM from yesterday carefully.

  • Today you can do Wednesday, Week 14 in MYM on p. 33. Here is a short video that might help and a video to help you with number 3.

MYM 4th Week 14 Wed

Number 3

 

  • Tables ÷9 Begin by counting back from 108 in 9s as quickly as you can. Time yourself doing this. Yesterday the record was 9.25 seconds! Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables.

 

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

 

  • Watch the following video about pentagons and octagons

Pentagon and Octagon

 

  • Now try PM p120 B (for number 10 draw the grid into your copy)
  • You can explore the two websites from yesterday again today if you wish.

polygon playground

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

 

English:

Spellings for both classes

  • Continue to learn your spellings this week.

Swimming, first, were, than, two, let’s, mother, another, through, some

 

3rd Class

  • Read p.110-112 in Starlight again today. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete C on p. 113. You can just write the word for your answer today. First play this game to see if you understand some of the vocabulary from 10a. Vocabulary game

4th Class

  • Read p.110-112 in Starlight again today. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete C on p. 113. You can just write the word for your answer today. Try the vocabulary game again today. Maze Game

Religion

Usually, I post some work and ideas for Religion on Thursday and I will do so tomorrow. However, I wanted to let you know that today is Grandparents Day. Maybe today you could call or write a card or letter to one of your grandparents. If any of your grandparents have died, you could light a candle for them today, say a little prayer and either think about some happy memories you have about them or ask your parents to tell you more about them. I will be thinking about my grandparents today too. Here is a picture of my Nana and I when I was about your age. We called her Nana Westport because she lived in Westport, Co. Mayo!

If you would like to share a photo of you with your grandparents or any nice stories you have about them, I would love to see and hear them. Let me know if I have your permission to share your pictures with the class tomorrow.

S.E.S.E.- Geography

Continue working on your project today. By the end of today you should have your country chosen, made a decision on how you are going to present your project and started your research.

Hope you all have a nice day!

 

 

Tuesday 26/1/’21

Good morning,

Thank you for your emails to myself, Ms. Barrett and Ms. Daly yesterday. We appreciate your continued efforts. Below you will find today’s tasks. You will see that for SESE this week I have a assigned a mini project on a country of your choice. You will be completing this project over two weeks so take your time with it. Give it plenty of thought and do some reading and research before you choose your country and start writing.

Have a good day,

Ms. Flanagan

Irish:

 Both Classes:

  • We will move on to the next 8 words and phrases on your Siopadóireacht sheet. Before you start learning the new words, check to see if you can remember the words from yesterday. Clic anseo for help with pronounciation of the next eight words.

 3rd Class:

  • Read through page 80 of Abair Liom again today. Remember you can use your vocab sheet for help. Read one section aloud for somebody at home.
  • Listen to the following piece and draw what you hear. Tips: Your drawing should include the name of the shop, some items on display, the ‘freastalaí’ and the customers.

Eist agus tarraing

  • Continue with Unit 16 in F&F today and complete activities C, D and E today. Learn the next 4 spellings today.

4th Class:

  • Read through page 80 of Abair Liom again today. Remember you can use your vocab sheet and your dictionary for help. Read one section aloud for somebody at home.
  • Look at the end of p. 81 in A.L. “Cad a tharla ansin?” Draw a picture and write two or three sentences to show what happened next. Use the vocab and sentences in your reading on p. 80 to help.
  • Continue with Unit 16 in F&F today and complete activities C, D and E today. Learn the next 4 spellings today.

Maths:

3rd Class

  • First, correct your MYM from yesterday carefully.

  • Today we will do Tuesday Week 14 in MYM p.32. Here is a short video to help you.

    MYM Week 13 Tues

 

  • Tables x9: Begin by counting up to 108 in 9s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables. Complete Table Toppers p. 18, Day 2.

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

  • Watch the video below again today to practise the trick for x9 tables. It is useful for the tables up to 10×9=

x 9 tables trick

  • Read the blue box at the top of p. 121 in PM carefully. When you are sure you know the difference between regular and irregular shapes try activity A. You can answer in your copy like this- A 1. (a) regular
  • Complete A2 orally. Explain your answer to somebody at home.
  • Now play this sorting shape game to make sure you understand all about regular and irregular shapes. Note: In this game, the circle is considered an irregular shape as it is not a polygon like the others.

4th Class

  • First, correct your MYM from yesterday carefully.

 

  • Today you can do Tuesday, Week 14 in MYM on p. 32. Here is a short video that might help.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVTIC9dkg

  • Tables ÷9 Begin by counting back from 108 in 9s as quickly as you can. The record from yesterday is 15.89 seconds. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables.

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

  • Before you start your work in Planet Maths today, watch this video which explains a parallelogram and rhombus. Parallelogram and Rhombus
  • Now read the cartoon on p.120 carefully before completing the questions in A. If you are unsure, re-watch the video above or re-read the cartoon.
  • Now answer true or false for the statements on p. 123 C
  • In PM on p122 you can read about tessellations. If you would like to experiment and play with tessellating shapes follow either of the links below. If you make a cool tessellating pattern and would like to show me please send a screenshot on.  

polygon playground

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

English:

Spellings for both classes

  • Continue to learn your spellings this week.

Swimming, first, were, than, two, let’s, mother, another, through, some

3rd Class

  • Read p.110-112 in Starlight again today. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete A on p. 113. Write full sentences for your answers

4th Class

  • Read p.110-112 in Starlight again today. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete A on p. 113. Write full sentences for your answers.

Here is a great game that Ms. Fogarty made to test your vocabulary from the story!

Maze Game

S.E.S.E.- Geography

Click below to see a pdf of guidelines for your Geography mini project.

Mini Project: Geography

Have a great day!

 

25/1/’21

Good morning again everyone,

Welcome to week 3 of online learning and well done to you all for taking part last week. Each day this week, you will be expected to do some work in Irish, English and Maths. This will be followed by some work in one other area. Every day read through the work and decide what you would like to do first. Spend some time getting organised before you get started. Work carefully through each task, taking breaks when needed for a run around, a chat or a snack. Some of the work is for both classes and some is marked ‘3rd Class’ or ‘4th Class’ and sometimes I will ask you to do a task from the book orally rather than writing it in your copy, so read the instructions carefully. I have added some links and videos that might help. My email address is c.flanagan@upperglanmirens.ie and you or your parents can email me or your assigned teacher (Ms. Barrett or Ms. Daly) your work for help or feedback.

Keep up the good work this week,

Ms. Flanagan

 

Irish:

 

Both Classes:

  • We will continue with the theme of Siopadóireacht this week. You can split the vocabulary on the second half of your Siopadóireacht sheet into four parts. This will give you eight words to learn each day. Don’t worry too much about the spellings of these but you should be able to say them and know what they mean.

    Clic anseo for help with pronounciation of the first eight words and phrases.

 

3rd Class:

  • Read through page 80 of Abair Liom at least 3 times. Answer the questions orally as best you can. Choose 2 that you feel confident with to write in your copy. You can do all 6 if you would like the challenge!

See the photo below for some help with the questions.

  • As we did Unit 15 in F+F coming up to Christmas we will move on to Unit 16 this week and complete activities A and B today. See translations below. Learn the first 4 spellings today.

4th Class:

  • Read through page 80 of Abair Liom at least 3 times. Answer the questions orally as best you can. Choose 2 that you feel confident with to write in your copy. You can do all 6 if you would like the challenge! This piece is in the Aimsir Chaite (past tense) as it is about an event that happened in the past. Remember your question words. Cá ndeachaigh? = Where did they go? / Cén siopa = Which shop? / Cad = What? / Cé = Who / Cén t-am den bhliain? = What time of year?

 

  • As you did Unit 15 in the 3rd class book coming up to Christmas we will move on to Unit 16 this week and complete activities A and B today. See translations below. Learn the first 4 spellings today.

 

 

Maths:

3rd Class

  • Today we move on to Week 14 in MYM p.32. Here is a short video to help you.

MYM Week 14 Mon

  • Tables x9: Begin by counting up to 108 in 9s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables. Complete Table Toppers p. 18, Day 1.

 

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

 

  • Do you remember when I taught the 4th class a trick to help them with their x9 tables? Well now it is your turn. Watch the video below to learn the trick. It is useful for the tables up to 10×9=

x 9 tables trick

 

 

  • This week we are going to jump ahead to the 2D shapes chapter in Planet Maths as we feel this will be a nice topic for you to do from home.

First, play this shape game to revise what you already know.

  • Now you can take a look at page 119 and do B and C orally.
  • Next turn to page 120. It tells you that a heXagon has siX sides. A good way to remember this is that both words contain an X. All regular hexagons look the same but irregular hexagons can look very different. Complete activity A. Do B1 orally and do B2 in your Maths copy.

 

4th Class

  • Today you can do Monday, Week 14 in MYM on p. 32. Here is a short video that might help.

MYM 4th Week 14 Mon

 

  • Tables ÷9 Begin by counting back from 108 in 9s as quickly as you can. Time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables.

 

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

 

  • This week we are going to jump ahead to the 2D shapes chapter in Planet Maths as we feel this will be a nice topic for you to do from home. Begin by watching this video on 2-D shapes and triangles. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVZXY9E0V
  • Look at Planet Maths p. 119. Look at A and answer the following questions orally.

PM p119 Activity A questions

  • Now complete Section B and write the answers in your Maths copy.
  • Take a look at p.123 and do A orally and B in your copy.

 

English:

Spellings for both classes

  • This week we will continue to work our way through 100 commonly misspelled words. The next 10 words are as follows.

Swimming, first, were, than, two, let’s, mother, another, through, some

Sometimes people get mixed up between where and were. Where means ‘what place’. Your spelling this week is were which is the past tense of are.

Eg. The girls were happy to see us.

‘Let’s’ is a contraction (short for) ‘let us’. The apostrophe shows where the missing ‘u’ belongs.

Eg. Let’s go to the match on Saturday.

 

3rd Class

  • We will do Starlight, Unit 10a this week which you will find on p.110. This is a report. Read p.110-112. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete E on p. 114. Read the instructions carefully. You can write out the correct word for each one rather than the whole sentence.

4th Class

  • We will do Starlight, Unit 10a this week which you will find on p.110. This is a report. Read p.110-112. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete E on p. 114. Read the instructions carefully and then read the paragraph and figure out which conjunctions fit. You do not need to write this paragraph out. Now complete the three sentences in the second part. Write these out in your copy.

P.E.

It’s P.E. day again, so your final task for today is to do some exercise. Just like last week, the choice is yours. You can go back and find the links to Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel or GoNoodle. Here is the link to the videos from Cork GAA again.

Cork GAA videos

If you would like to try something different today, then take out your skipping rope! Skipping is brilliant exercise. It definitely gets your heart rate up and increases your fitness. It is also good for coordination and great fun!

Skipping Rhymes

Ask you parents or grandparents if they can remember any skipping games or rhymes that they used to enjoy.

Have a great day!

 

 

 

Friday, 22/1/’21

Good morning everyone,

In advance of our Zoom call later, please look at this poster which outlines some rules for the call. I am looking forward to seeing those of you who can make it today. If it is not possible for you to join us this week, don’t worry, there will be another opportunity.

Today we will start with a test just like we would in school on a Friday. Take out your January Copy and rule it as you would for a test. Over the first column write Gaeilge (watch the spelling) and on the other write English. Test your self on the 12 Irish and 10 English spellings that you learned this week using the Look, Say, Write, Cover, Check method. First look at the word and say it, next, cover it up. Try to write it. Now check to see if you got it right. If you did, give yourself a tick. If not, try again. Everyone should get full marks this week, if it takes a few tries that is quite alright.

3rd Class

To test your tables use this website https://www.mathsisfun.com/timestable.html

4th Class

To test your tables use this website http://www.timestables.me.uk/ Click on ‘divide by’, click on ‘ ‘6’ and press start. Can you get 10 /10?

Irish:

Both Classes

Click here to play an Irish game to help you to revise ‘na mothúcháin’ (emotions/ feelings) as Gaeilge. Click on Imir an Cluiche to get started.

Click here to play another Irish game. This one will help you to revise ages. Remember déag = teen. Click on Imir an Cluiche to start the game.

4th Class:

Here is a transalation of yesterday’s poem which someone asked me for yesterday.

Maths:

3rd Class:

  • Here are the answers to yesterday’s MYM. Do not do the test today, we will catch up with those when we return to school.

 

  • PM p. 84: Today do C 1-3 in your Maths copies. See if you know what all of the words in D mean (you do not need to write sentences in your copy for this). Now take a look at E and try to figure out what everybody is thinking of. Tip: Start with the last clue! Once you have figured out the answer, challenge a family member with this riddle.

4th Class:

  • Here are the answers to yesterday’s MYM. Do not do the test today, we will catch up with those when we return to school.

  • PM p. 84: Do A and C orally today and write the sums from B into your copy. Write these sums vertically and if there are no centimetres, write in 00cm. For the multiplication sum, multiply the centimetres first and then the metres.

 

English:

Both Classes

Oral Language: Click below to see some activities from the Starlight oral language programme. You can look at all of the sections if you like but I would like you to click on the “flyers” section to listen to the story, next go to the questions section and see if you can answer them all orally (if not, go back and listen again). Finally you can listen to the poem.

Oral language link

Art:

Thank you for sharing pictures of your construction creations from the Art task last week. Below are some of the pictures I received. If you are still working on your dream bedroom, that’s perfectly fine, keep going and whenever you are ready, send on a photo.

Music

 

Activity 1 – This is a clapping challenge. It starts off nice and slow and by the end it gets very fast. Can you keep up with the clapping, clicking and slapping? I would love to see a video if you can do the very fast bit at the end!  Bim Bum challenge

 

Activity 2 – Can you learn the Cup Song today? You will need a sturdy plastic/paper cup. Again, I would love to see a video of this if you manage to learn it. Have fun! Cup song

I look forward to performing these action songs together when we return to school.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

Thursday 21/1/’21

Good morning all. The bad weather is making it difficult to get out and about this week. Be kind to yourself and to the people around you today. Treat yourself to some time playing your favourite game, watching your favourite tv programme, playing with your pet or eating your favourite food. Ask a parent if you can help them with anything today to make their day a little bit easier. You could unload the dishwasher, tidy your room or make lunch for everyone. Being kind to yourself and others cheers everyone up!

Have a good day today,

Ms. Flanagan

Irish

Both Classes

Continue with your oral work today. Try to use your vocabulary today gan cóipleabhar (without your copy). Below is an example of an Irish comhrá.

Siopadóireacht – in this comhrá, the word briseadh is used instead of sóinseáil but both have the same meaning. Can you remember what it is?

3rd Class

  • Listen to the dán (poem) on p. 79 of Abair Liom by clicking on this link- Dán. Listen to it a few times and read along with poem when you are ready. Then read the poem to someone at home.
  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 14- complete p. 45 today. Revise all of your spellings today using the ‘féach, abair, clúdaigh, scríobh agus seicáil’ (look, say, cover, write, check) method on p. 45. If you get one wrong, keep trying until you can write it correctly.

4th Class

  • Listen to the dán (poem) on p. 79 of Abair Liom by clicking on this link- Dán. Listen to it a few times and read along with poem when you are ready. Then read the poem to someone at home.
  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 14 and complete p. 45 today. Revise all of your spellings today using the ‘féach, abair, clúdaigh, scríobh agus seicáil’ (look, say, cover, write, check) method on p. 45. If you get one wrong, keep trying until you can write it correctly.

Maths

3rd Class

  • Do MYM p.31 Thursday today, using the video below for help if needed.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVYFF9Okl

  • Here are the answers to yesterday’s MYM.
  • PM p. 82 C (6, 7, 8) & D (6, 7, 8, 9) today. Add and subtract as you would with HTU but remember to write in m and cm in your answers.

4th Class

  • Do MYM p.31 Thursday today, using the video below for help if needed.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVYFT9O5X

  • Here are the answers to yesterday’s MYM.

  • PM p. 82 A. Do 1 (a) and (b) and 2 (a) and (b)- read the instructions and change the m and cm to m as they show in the book. Eg. 3m 56cm becomes 3.56m

 

English

Both Classes

Spellings

because, thought, and, beautiful, it’s, something, named, came, name, tried

Use https://www.spellingcity.com/ again today. Type in 4 of the spellings that you have been finding difficult and choose a game to play. Give your self a mini test today to prepare for tomorrow using the look, say, cover, write, check method.

Story

Listen to the following story.

Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller

Now you can follow the instructions below to draw Arnie the Doughnut or create your own food related character…. Ernie the Egg? Lucy the Lettuce? I’m sure you will come up with better ideas than those!

 

3rd Class

  • Complete Write On p. 14. Pay particular attention to your capital letters.

4th Class

  • If you have the workbook, you can complete p. 33 in Write On. If not, you can write each sentence twice into your handwriting copy. Use the link below, go to page 33 and copy the sentences in your best joined writing.

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/writeon-book2/ebook/

 

Religion/ SPHE:

Both Classes

Another reminder this week that many people find daily prayer or mindfulness helpful and comforting. You will find many prayers starting at page 100 of your Grow in Love book. You could read or recite some of these. You could also just close your eyes and talk to God.

This week have a look at pages 43-45 of your Grow in Love book. Read about agreements and the story about Moses at Mount Sinai. Talk to a parent about the first three commandments and see if you can memorise them.

 

Parents- You can access the Grow in Love resources by following the instructions below.

Below are some playful, yet mindful activities that it might be nice to do for fun but can also be used as calming techniques when needed.

Enjoy the rest of your day today. I look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday 20/1/’21

Good morning to you all,

Ms. Barrett, Ms. Daly and I would like to thank you for your continued engagement and for submitting your work. My email address is c.flanagan@upperglanmirens.ie and I continue to be available to answer any questions or to help with any difficulties you might be having to do with the workload or distance learning in general.

 

Keep up the good work,

Ms. Flanagan

 

Irish:

Both Classes:

  • We will continue with the theme of Siopadóireacht today. Have a conversation using the vocabulary in your hardback copy. Why not try recording yourself today. If you wish you can send it on to me but listening to yourself is also a good way to see how you are getting on. If you are in 3rd class your comhrá (conversation) can be set in a shop, if you are in 4th class, challenge yourself and try a comhrá (conversation) where one person is giving directions to another.

3rd Class:

  • Take another look on the poster on pages 72 & 73 of Abair Liom. Engage with the resources that go with the poster again today. Repitition will help your learning. Listen to the story, play the game and see if you can answer the questions orally. Click ANSEO to find the resources you will need.
  • Look at p. 78, Section H in Abair Liom today. Write each word in full. First, have a look and see if you know any already. Then find any tricky ones in your hardback copy or on page 72 or 73 in Abair Liom. Try to learn any of the words you did not already know.
  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 14 and complete activities F, G today. Learn the last 4 spellings today.

 

4th Class:

  • Take another look on the poster on pages 72 & 73 of Abair Liom. Engage with the resources that go with the poster again this week. Repitition will help your learning. Listen to the story, play the game and see if you can answer the questions orally. Click ANSEO to find the resources you will need.
  • Look at p. 79, Section J in Abair Liom today. Write each word in full. First, have a look and see if you know any already. ‘óg’ is the sound you learned last week so look back at p. 40 of F&F for some extra help.
  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 14 and complete activities F & G today. Learn the last 4 spellings today.

Maths:

3rd Class

  • Have a go at Wednesday, Week 13 in MYM p.31. You can watch the video first or come back to it if you need help.

 

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVqqv9Y7T

Here are the answers for yesterday’s MYM so that you can correct them yourself as you would in school. If you do not understand where you went wrong, you can email myself or Ms. Barrett for help.

 

  • Tables x6: Begin by counting up to 72 in 6s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables. Complete Table Toppers p. 17, Day 3.

 

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

 

  • Click here to play a game that will help you to convert (change) metres to centimetres
  • Look at p. 82 in PM. You know that 1metre = 100 centimetres so after playing the game and looking at the examples in the book, you should be able to do A 1 and 2. In 2 (b) 8m + 1cm = 800cm + 1cm, so the answer is 801cm. Keep this in mind when you are doing (g) also.

4th Class

  • Today you can do Tuesday, Week 13 in MYM p.30. Here is a short video that might help. I am also posting a link to a short video that explains division and which will help you with number 4 today.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVqqC9Y8t

 

Division Video

 

Here are the answers for yesterday’s MYM so that you can correct them yourself as you would in school. If you do not understand where you went wrong, you can email me for help.

 

  • Tables ÷6 Begin by counting back from 72 in 6s as quickly as you can. Time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables.

 

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

 

  • Look at Planet Maths p. 81. We are going to try a few from B today. Take a good look at the example first. Now do 1. a)- d), 2 a)- d) and 3 a)- d)

 

English:

Spellings for both classes

because, thought, and, beautiful, it’s, something, named, came, name, tried

Use https://www.spellingcity.com/ today. Type in 4 of the spellings that you have been finding difficult and choose a game to play.

3rd Class

  • We will continue with Starlight, Unit 9b this week which you will find on p.104. Read p.104-106 again. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete C on p. 107. You can just write the word for your answer but please use your dictionary to check an answer if you are unsure.

4th Class

  • We will continue with Starlight, Unit 9b this week which you will find on p.104. Read p.104-106 again. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete C on p. 107. You can just write the word for your answer but please use your dictionary to check an answer if you are unsure.

 

Reading for Pleasure

I have added all of the children in our 3rd and 4th class to a website called EPIC! This is a free online digital reading platform. Parents should have received a code via email in the last couple of days that you can use to log in and find your profile. Ask a parent to help you with this. Today I would like you to explore the website. You can browse or look for specific books. The site also has audio books and short educational videos. Choose at least one book or audiobook to read or listen to today. I will be able to see from the website how you are getting on. Parents- I hope that there will not be too many emails from this site. If you would prefer not to receive them, feel free to unsubscribe.

If you have the opportunity today, watch some of the tv coverage of the American presidential inauguration. I know a lot of you were interested in the American election back in November. As Epic is an American website, there are some books about American presidents and politics available if you are interested in learning more.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

Tuesday 19/1/’21

Good morning again everyone,

I hope the school work went ok yesterday. We will continue in a similar way today. Remember that the learning, reading and oral work are just as important as the written work so give plenty of time to those activities too! I’m sorry that I posted the wrong page number for the Starlight written activity yesterday but most of you figured out which was the correct one to do. Your parents may have received emails from a reading website. I am currently setting our class up with an account. Tell your parents that they do not have to do anything at the moment and I will give more details in tomorrow’s post. My email address is c.flanagan@upperglanmirens.ie

Keep up the good work this week,

Ms. Flanagan

 

Irish:

Both Classes:

  • We will continue with the theme of Siopadóireacht this week. Have a conversation using the vocabulary in your hardback copy.

3rd Class:

  • Take another look on the poster on pages 72 & 73 of Abair Liom. Engage with the resources that go with the poster again this week. Listen to the story, play the game and see if you can answer the questions orally. Click ANSEO to find the resources you will need.
  • Look at p. 78, Section G in Abair Liom today. This is a listening activity. Eist agus scríobh liosta Mhamaí. Listen and write Mum’s list for each shop. You might need to listen more than once. Write your answers as Gaeilge (in Irish).

 

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 14 and complete activities C, D, E today. See yesterday’s translations if needed. Learn the next 4 spellings today. You might have to make a change in E!

 

4th Class:

  • Take another look on the poster on pages 72 & 73 of Abair Liom. Engage with the resources that go with the poster again this week. Listen to the story, play the game and see if you can answer the questions orally. Click ANSEO to find the resources you will need.
  • Féach ar Abair Liom l. 78 H. Cad é an ceann corr? What is the odd one out? Write each one in your copy. Your hardback copy will be useful if you are unsure of any of the words.
  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 14 and complete activities C, D, E today. See translations from yesterday if needed. Learn the next 4 spellings today.

Maths:

3rd Class

  • Have a go at Tuesday, Week 13 in MYM p.30. Here is a short video that might help.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVFl39l0y

 

Here are the answers for yesterday’s MYM so that you can correct them yourself as you would in school. If you do not understand where you went wrong, you can email myself or Ms. Barrett for help.

 

  • Tables x6: Begin by counting up to 72 in 6s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables. Complete Table Toppers p. 16, Day 2.

 

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

 

  • You can play the game below again today.

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/PlanetMaths/PM3/resources/activitya/pm_3c_080/index.html

  • Look at p. 81 in PM. If we were in school we would use the metre stick to measure larger items. If you have a measuring tape at home, you could use this for the activities on this page. Draw out the table in A in your maths Copy. Find 4 items. Estimate their length and then carefully measure them. In section B, write true (if it could be true) or false (if it couldn’t possibly be true) for each one.

4th Class

  • Today you can do Tuesday, Week 13 in MYM p.30. Here is a short video that might help.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVFly9lOC

 

Here are the answers for yesterday’s MYM so that you can correct them yourself as you would in school. If you do not understand where you went wrong, you can email me for help.

  • Tables ÷6 Begin by counting back from 72 in 6s as quickly as you can. Time yourself doing this. The score to beat today is 9.37 seconds! Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables.

 

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

 

 

  • You can play the game below again today

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/PlanetMaths/PM4/resources/activitya/pm_4c_080/index.html

  • Look at Planet Maths p. 81. You can do A (1) yourself using your ruler. Make sure you are starting at 0. You don’t need to write the answers into your copy. Do A (2) carefully in your copy. You can do A(3) orally.
  • In B on p.81 I would like you to choose 2 in each section to do. Your answers should look like this so that I know which ones you have chosen.

B 1. (a) 4.21m = 4m 21cm = 421cm

B 2. (a) 461cm = 4.61m

B 3. (a) 2cm

English:

Spellings for both classes

  • This week we will continue to work our way through 100 commonly misspelled words.

because, thought, and, beautiful, it’s, something, named, came, name, tried

The last spelling is tried which is the past tense of try

3rd Class

  • We will continue with Starlight, Unit 9b this week which you will find on p.104. Read p.104-106 again. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete A on p. 107. Answer using full sentences

4th Class

  • We will continue with Starlight, Unit 9b this week which you will find on p.104. Read p.104-106 again. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete A on p. 107. Answer using full sentences

Geography/ Science

  • Geography – The Water Cycle Unlocking SESE – Read pages 58 and 59 and find out about the water cycle. Answer the questions on bottom of page 58 orally.
  • Here is a link to a video from the Home School Hub. A lesson about the Water Cycle which includes a really cool science experiment begins at minute 22 of this video.

Water Cycle lesson

You can watch the experiment or try it at home. If you are trying it, make sure that you have asked a parent’s permission and are supervised as there is hot water involved.

  • Draw your own version of the picture below in your SESE hardback copy. Your title is Geography/ Science, don’t forget the date. Fill in the labels 1-4. You will know the answers for these from top of page 59 in Unlocking SESE and the Home School Hub lesson.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday 18/2/’21

Good morning everyone,

Welcome to another week of online learning and well done to you all for taking part last week. It was so nice to hear your voices and see your faces in the Zoom call. Let’s try to do that again at the end of this week. Just like last week, every day I will give you a little bit of work in Irish, English and Maths. This will be followed by some work in one other area. Every day read through the work and decide what you would like to do first. Spend some time getting organised before you get started. Work carefully through each task, taking breaks when needed for a run around, a chat or a snack. Some of the work is for both classes and some is marked ‘3rd Class’ or ‘4th class’ so read carefully. You should be able to do most of the work yourself. I have added some links and videos that might help. My email address is c.flanagan@upperglanmirens.ie and you or your parents can email me your work for help or feedback.

Keep up the good work this week,

Ms. Flanagan

 

Irish:

Both Classes:

  • We will continue with the theme of Siopadóireacht this week. Have a conversation using the vocabulary in your hardback copy.

3rd Class:

  • Take another look on the poster on pages 72 & 73 of Abair Liom. Engage with the resources that go with the poster again this week. Listen to the story, play the game and see if you can answer the questions orally. Click ANSEO to find the resources you will need.
  • Complete p. 77 in Abair Liom today. You can just write the missing words in your copy today rather than the full sentences. Click on the video below before you start.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVboZ9jSl

 

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 14 and complete activities A and B today. See translations below. Learn the first 4 spellings today- Beidh scrúdú againn maidin Dé hAoine!

4th Class:

  • Take another look on the poster on pages 72 & 73 of Abair Liom. Engage with the resources that go with the poster again this week. Listen to the story, play the game and see if you can answer the questions orally. Click ANSEO to find the resources you will need.
  • Abair Liom on p. 78 G is a listening exercise. Listen to the link below and ‘líon na bearnaí’ (fill in the gaps). You will probably need to listen a few times. You only need to write the missing words today, not the whole question or sentence. The answers are all names of shops, look in your hardback copy if you need help with the spellings.

 

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/4th_class/resources/Listening/AL_4C_AUD_CH09_001.mp3

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 14 and complete activities A and B today. See translations below. Learn the first 4 spellings today- Beidh scrúdú againn maidin Dé hAoine!

Maths:

3rd Class

  • Have a go at Monday, Week 13 in MYM p.30. Here is a short video that might help.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVboc9j8J

 

Tomorrow morning, I will post the answers for MYM so you can correct them yourself as you would in school. If you do not understand where you went wrong, you can email myself or Ms. Barrett for help.

 

  • Tables x6: Begin by counting up to 72 in 6s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables. Complete Table Toppers p. 16, Day 1.

 

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

 

  • ‘Length’ is our topic this week. First play the game below to warm up and to remind you of what you know already about this topic

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/PlanetMaths/PM3/resources/activitya/pm_3c_080/index.html

  • Carefully read the instructions in the blue box on p. 80 in PM. Use the measurement of 15cm to check that you are using your ruler correctly. Now complete section B and C.

4th Class

  • Today you can do Monday, Week 13 in MYM p.30. Here is a short video that might help.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVboI9j9A

 

Tomorrow morning, I will post the answers for MYM so you can correct them yourself as you would in school. If you do not understand where you went wrong, you can email me for help.

  • Tables ÷6 Begin by counting back from 72 in 6s as quickly as you can. Time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables.

 

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

 

 

 

  • ‘Length’ is our topic this week. First play the game below to warm up and to remind you of what you know already about this topic.

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/PlanetMaths/PM4/resources/activitya/pm_4c_080/index.html

  • Look at Planet Maths p. 80. Answer the questions in B. You can tick if you think the measurement is ‘probably right’ and write an X if you think the measurements are ‘definitely wrong’.
  • Look at the picture in section C. You must estimate your answers, making a clever guess about what the measurements would be if you saw this scene in real life.

English:

Spellings for both classes

  • This week we will continue to work our way through 100 commonly misspelled words. These are words that people (even adults) often get wrong. There will be a test on Friday!

because, thought, and, beautiful, it’s, something, named, came, name, tried

Here is a trick to help you learn to spell ‘because’

Remember that it’s is only ever used to shorten it is

Also, thought is the past tense of think (not the past tense of teach- which is taught)

3rd Class

  • We will do Starlight, Unit 9b this week which you will find on p.104. This is another recount piece. Read p.104-106. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete E on p. 108. Read the instructions carefully. You can do the first part orally and write out the sentences in the second section.

4th Class

  • We will do Starlight, Unit 9b this week which you will find on p.104. This is another recount piece. Read p.104-106. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete E on p. 108. Read the instructions carefully. You can write out the correct word for each one rather than the whole sentence. Here is a PowerPoint about homophones that you may find helpful.

t-l-3607-homophones-powerpoint_ver_3 (1)

P.E.

It’s P.E. day again, so your final task for today is to do some exercise and get your heart rate up! Just like last week, the choice is yours. You can go back and find the links to Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel or GoNoodle. Alternatively, you could explore some of the videos that Cork GAA have posted to help children stay active and practise their skills during lockdown.

Cork GAA videos

Of course you can also chat to your family and see if they have any ideas for an activity that you could all do together today or later this evening.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

 

Friday, 15/1/’21

Good morning everyone,

In advance of our Zoom call later, please look at this poster which outlines some rules for the call. I am looking forward to seeing those of you who can make it today. If it isn’t possible for your family this week, don’t worry, there will be other opportunities.

Today we will start with a test just like we would in school on a Friday. Take out your January Copy and rule it as you would for a test. Over the first column write Gaeilge (watch the spelling) and on the other write English. Test your self on the 12 Irish and 10 English spellings that you learned this week using the Look, Say, Write, Cover, Check method. First look at the word and say it, next, cover it up. Try to write it. Now check to see if you got it right. If you did, give yourself a tick. If not, try again. Everyone should get full marks this week, if it takes a few tries that is quite alright.

3rd Class

To test your tables use this website https://www.mathsisfun.com/timestable.html

4th Class

To test your tables use this website http://www.timestables.me.uk/ Click on ‘divide by’, click on ‘3’ and press start. Can you get 10 /10?

Irish:

If it is possible, practise your Siopadóireacht comhrá today with one or two of your classmates. Use your hardback copy to help you if you need to. Maybe try some of the Irish you have learned from other topics. If you have brothers and sisters you could set up a shop and teach them some Irish. Here are the links from earlier in the week to help you with pronounciation.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVlojPmGK

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVXXyPg0B

 

Maths:

3rd Class:

Below is a link to a problem-solving game on the Planet Maths website. Give it a try. You might need to have a pencil and paper beside you to help you to figure out the problems. If you get one or two wrong, play the game again.

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/PlanetMaths/PM3/resources/activities/pm_3c_073/index.html

4th Class:

Below is a link to a Symmetry game on the Planet Maths website and a link to another Symmetry game. Give them a go!

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/PlanetMaths/PM4/resources/activitya/pm_4c_071/index.html

https://www.teacherled.com/iresources/symmetry/symmetryshapes/

 

 

English:

If you have not yet finished, continue with your Recount writing or oral report today. I will repost the instructions below. I look forward to seeing (or hearing) your recount next week.

I want you to tell me about your Christmas break. You can choose to tell me about the whole break or pick your favourite day or event that happened over the Christmas. Make sure to make a rough plan or brainstorm of what you want to include before you start.

You can send your story to me in any way you choose. Here are some ideas on how to send it:

  • write your recount in your copy, take a picture and email it to me.
  • type a story on your computer
  • create a short video of you telling the story (you could use iMovie/capcut/inshot)
  • create a short video using pictures you took over the break. You can type in short sentences to go with your pictures or you can inset voice clips telling me about the picture.
  • make a voice recording of your recount piece.
  • create a comic strip or drawings telling me your story.

Art:

Usually in January we would start the Construction Strand of the Visual Art curriculum. Today you are going to design your dream bedroom and start making it using construction materials. You could use Lego, bricks or blocks or you could make it using an old shoe box and some little boxes and pieces of card. Look around your house and see what you have to work with. Here are some pictures to inspire you.

 

 

When you have decided on your idea, draw out a plan and then begin to create. Take your time with this activity. You can start it today and maybe work on it over the weekend and into next week.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Thursday, 14/1/’21

Good morning again everyone,

I hope you are all well and ready for some more schoolwork. It has been a busy week so far and I hope you are managing to make time to talk to your friends and to do nice things with your family. Again, my email address is c.flanagan@upperglanmirens.ie for submitting work or if you have any questions.

Ms. Flanagan

Irish:

  • Both classes can continue to practise Comhrá today. Maybe you could try some of the phrases without using your copy. It is important that you do this out loud and with a friend or family member if possible. I will attach links to the videos from Tuesday and Wednesday to help you.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVXXyPg0B

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVlojPmGK

3rd Class:

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 13 and complete H on page 42 today. Use the ‘Féach, Abair, Clúdaigh, Scríobh agus Seiceáil’ method to test yourself at the end of p. 42. To do this you must look at the word and say it, cover it, write it and check it. If you get it wrong, try again.
  • Have a look at p. 76 in Abair Liom. You can do section D orally. How many sentences can you say starting with Cheannaigh mé (I bought)? Make sure you are buying things in the correct shop!

 

  • Section E shows the regular verbs ceannaigh (to buy) and bailigh (to collect or gather). In the Aimsir Chaite (past tense) these verbs get a h so ‘Cheannaigh Mamaí’ means ‘Mammy bought’/ ‘Níor cheannaigh Mamaí’ means ‘Mammy did not buy’ and ‘Ar cheannaigh Mamaí’ means ‘Did Mammy buy?’ Give it a try and don’t forget the h!

4th Class:

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 13 and complete H on page 42 today. Use the ‘Féach, Abair, Clúdaigh, Scríobh agus Seiceáil’ method to test yourself at the end of p. 42. To do this you must look at the word and say it, cover it, write it and check it. If you get it wrong, try again.
  • Today you are going to read a short story as Gaeilge, ‘An Baile Mór’. Play the game below and see if you know some of the tricky vocab before you read the story.

https://wordwall.net/play/9333/614/975

Now, you can listen to Ms. Fogarty reading it, then you can try it yourself. Play the video back to listen to any tricky words you come across.

https://videopress.com/v/XV49rqkm

Now you try reading it: 

Gaeilge story

If you like you can record yourself reading using video or a voice recorder and send it onto me. This is optional as it may not be possible for everyone.

 

Maths:

3rd Class

  • Today we will do Thursday, Week 12 in MYM p.29. Here is a short video that might help.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVIF3PLhq

 

  • Continue tables x3. Begin by counting up to 36 in 3s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables. Complete Table Toppers p. 15, Day 4.

 

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

 

  • We will continue with problem solving strategies today. Remind yourself of the “Rules for Problem Solving on page 71 of Planet Maths. Look at p. 73. Do C, D and E today. Your method will be the same for all sums in each section but the numbers will get bigger. Write out each sum.

4th Class

  • Move on to Thursday, Week 12 in MYM p.29. Watch the video and it may help you with the more difficult ones. I forgot to mention in the video that you will find the answer to number 8 on page 119 of PM.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVIFgPLlF

  • Continue tables ÷3 Begin by counting back from 36 in 3s as quickly as you can. The record of 5.47 still stands! Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables.

 

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

 

  • Today I would like you to do PM p. 74 B 1-3.

English:

Spellings for both classes

  • Continue learning the spellings below.

their, to, there, they, then, your, clothes, looked, people, pretty

Explore the spelling city website again today and see what other games you can play with your spellings.

www.spellingcity.com

Both Classes

  • This term in the Building Bridges programme I had hoped that we would do the Questioning Watch and listen to the story below. You may need to watch it more than once to understand it. The boy in the story had three questions which were answered in the story. What do you wonder about as you listen to the story? Does the author answer your questions or are you left wondering at the end? Play the story for an adult in your house or an older brother or sister. What do they think of the story?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pOIYGjjvRc

 

3rd Class

  • Complete Write On p. 13. Pay particular attention to your capital letters.

4th Class

  • If you have the workbook, you can complete p. 33 in Write On. If not, you can write each sentence twice into your handwriting copy. Use the link below, go to page 33 and copy the sentences in your best joined writing.

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/writeon-book2/ebook/

Religion/ SPHE:

While the school is closed it might be helpful to take some time to pray or practise mindfulness. We like to do both in school. You will find many prayers starting at page 100 of your Grow in Love book. You could read or recite some of these. You could also just close your eyes and talk to God. Parents- the smiling mind app is free and has some meditations that are suitable for young children.

This week have a look at pages 41-42 of your Grow in Love book. Read about Moses in Egypt and how he responded to God’s call.

 

Parents- You can access the Grow in Love resources by following the instructions below.

Enjoy the rest of your day today. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

13/1/’21

Good morning again everyone,

Thank you to everyone who contacted me yesterday. I am very happy with the standard of the written work submitted so far. You are all remembering to rule your page, have a clear heading and you are taking care with your handwriting as you would in school. Again, my email address is c.flanagan@upperglanmirens.ie

Ms. Flanagan

Irish:

  • We will continue the theme of Siopadóireacht today. Have a look at the vocabulary sheet in your hardback copy. Today, take a look at the words and the phrases in the right-hand column. This column shows phrases that you might need when shopping or asking for directions. You could ask someone at home to help you to practise or maybe do it with a classmate via facetime or zoom. Here is a video to help with pronounciation. You can also take another look at yesterday’s video.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVlojPmGK

3rd Class:

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 13 and complete activities F & G today. Learn the last 4 spellings today. See translations from Monday if needed.

 

  • Read the Comhrá on page 75 of Abair Liom. If it suits today, maybe you could Facetime 2 school friends and act out the Comhrá as we do in school. You could also try this with somebody at home or read it aloud playing all three roles yourself! Here is a link to that will help you with pronounciation.

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/3rd_class/resources/Dialogue/AL_3C_ACT_DIA_CH09_008/index.html

  • Complete p. 75 C. Write out each question and answer. The question stays the same each time. You will change which item you buy depending on which shop you are in.

4th Class:

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 13 and complete activities F & G today. Learn the last 4 spellings today. See translations from yesterday if needed.

 

  • Read the Comhrá on page 75 of Abair Liom. If it suits today, maybe you could Facetime 2 school friends and act out the Comhrá as we do in school. You could also try this with somebody at home or read it aloud playing all three roles yourself! Here is a link to listen to that will help you with pronounciation.

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/4th_class/resources/Dialogue/AL_4C_ACT_DIA_CH09_008/index.html

  • Try C on page 75. I have done the first one for you as an example (see picture below). Imagine you are standing outside the Café in the poster on p. 72 and 73. You are asked for directions to the Siopa Bróg and Siopa Milseán. Write out the question and the directions. Use the vocabulary at the top of section C to help you.

Maths:

3rd Class

  • Have a go at Wednesday, Week 12 in MYM p.29. Here is a short video that might help.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVloCPmSt

  • Continue tables x3. Begin by counting up to 36 in 3s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables. Complete Table Toppers p. 15, Day 3.

 

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

 

  • We will continue with problem solving strategies today. Remind yourself of the “Rules for Problem Solving on page 71 of Planet Maths. Look at p. 73. Do A and B today. Your method will be the same for all three sums but the numbers will get bigger. Write out each sum.

4th Class

  • Move on to Wednesday, Week 12 in MYM p.29. There are some difficult ones today. Watch the video first and you can always go back and watch it again while you are working if needed.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVloRPHhD

  • Continue tables ÷3 Begin by counting back from 36 in 3s as quickly as you can. Would you believe that new record is 5.47 seconds!!! Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables.

 

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

 

  • We will continue working on symmetry in Maths. On page 73 A there are some symmetrical patterns. You can complete these in your book (very lightly, with a pencil- we’ll rub them out afterwards). In your Maths copy create your own symmetrical pattern using the squares to help you. Draw the line of Symmetry with your red pen.

English:

Spellings for both classes

  • Continue learning the spellings below.

their, to, there, they, then, your, clothes, looked, people, pretty

Here is a link to a website called spelling city which allows you to put in four of your spellings and play games and do tests with them. Check it out and let me know how you get on with it.

www.spellingcity.com

3rd Class

  • Read Starlight, Unit 9a p.98-100. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete C on p. 101. Use your dictionary if you need it. You can just write the correct word rather than the whole sentence for this activity.

4th Class

  • Read Starlight, Unit 9a p.98-100. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete C on p. 101. Use your dictionary if you need it. You can just write the correct word rather than the whole sentence for this activity.

 

History

Below are some interesting websites about Vikings. Have a look at them and also at your Unlocking SESE book starting on page 82. With your parents’ permission you could also do some of your own research. Write 3 things that you learned about Vikings in your hardback SESE copy. Draw a picture of a Viking longboat or of a Viking. You do not need to submit this work to me, I will see it when we return to school.

https://www.danishnet.com/vikings/cleanliness-did-vikings-take-baths/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/subjects/history/history-the-full-story/the-vikings-in-ireland/

 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

 

 

 

 

12/1/’21

Good morning

Please find today’s assignments and resources below. Thank you for your emails yesterday and this morning. A reminder that my email address is c.flanagan@upperglanmirens.ie and you or your parents can email me your work for help or feedback. You can email at any time of the day and I will be reading and responding during school hours so don’t worry if you do not hear from me on the day that you email.

Ms. Flanagan

Irish:

  • We will continue the theme of Siopadóireacht (Shopping) today. Have a look at the vocabulary sheet in your hardback copy. Use the words and the phrases in the left- hand column with a partner. You could ask someone at home to help or maybe do it with a classmate via facetime or zoom. Here is a video to help with pronounciation

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVXXyPg0B

3rd Class:

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 13 and complete activities C, D, E today. You will see the Aimsir Chaite is used in section C. Ar chuir tú? = did you put? Answer the questions- ‘Chuir’ if you did put and ‘Níor chuir’ if you did not put. Learn the next 4 spellings today. See translations from yesterday if needed.
  • Read through page 74 of Abair Liom at least 3 times. Answer the questions orally as best you can. Choose 2 that you feel confident with to write in your copy. You can do all 6 if you would like the challenge! Remember our ‘question words’. Cad = What, Cathain = When,  

4th Class:

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 13 and complete activities C, D, E today. Learn the next 4 spellings today. See translations from yesterday if needed.
  • Read through page 74 of Abair Liom at least 3 times. This story in written in the Aimsir Láithreach, it tells us what the family do every Saturday. Answer the questions orally as best you can. Choose 2 that you feel confident with to write in your copy. You can do all 6 if you would like the challenge! Remember our ‘question words’. Cá = Where, Cé = Who, Cad = What, Cathain = When.

Maths:

3rd Class

  • Have a go at Tuesday, Week 12 in MYM p.28. Here is a short video that might help.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVXlaPgAD

 

 

  • Continue tables x3. Begin by counting up to 36 in 3s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables. Complete Table Toppers p. 14, Day 2.

 

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

 

  • We will continue with problem solving strategies today. Remind yourself of the “Rules for Problem Solving on page 71 of Planet Maths. Complete A on p.72. Again, write out the sum, even if you can do it in your head so that I can see how you figured it out. The middle of p. 72 gives us another good problem solving strategy that you can add to the other 6.
  1. If a problem has large numbers, try it with smaller numbers first.

Now try the problems in section B. They are the same as the questions in section A except the numbers are bigger.

4th Class

  • Move on to Tuesday, Week 12 in MYM p.28. Here is a short video that might help.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVXlHPgk8

  • Continue tables ÷3 Begin by counting back from 36 in 3s as quickly as you can. Time yourself doing this. The best time emailed to me yesterday was 18.99 seconds! See if you can do better. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables.

 

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

 

  • We will continue working on symmetry in Maths this week. Take a look at p.72 in Planet Maths. Complete section A. Choose one shape from B to copy and complete in your Maths copy using the squares in your copy as a guide. You will need to turn your copy to the side to do this. Finally, look at C. Complete 3 of the flags in your Maths copy using colour. Say whether each flag has a horizontal or vertical line of symmetry. Now go to your atlas and find three other flags that are symmetrical.

English:

Spellings for both classes

  • Continue learning the spellings below. Choose three to put into sentences.

their, to, there, they, then, your, clothes, looked, people, pretty

Here is a poster that might help you to remember the difference between there, their and they’re. Your parents can set up a free twinkl account while schools are closed.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/there-their-and-theyre-homophones-display-poster-t-e-888?sign_in=1

Here is a poster to help you to remember the difference between to, two and too.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/to-two-and-too-homophones-display-poster-t-l-9472

3rd Class

  • Read Starlight, Unit 9a p.98-100. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete A on p. 101. Answer using full sentences.

4th Class

  • Read Starlight, Unit 9a p.98-100. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete A on p. 101. Answer using full sentences.

Extra Activity: Recount Writing

Take your time with this activity, you can start it today and work on it when you have some free time. I do not expect you to submit it until the end of the week or maybe even next week. I know there are some talented writers and storytellers in the class and I look forward to seeing and hearing your work.

I want you to tell me about your Christmas break. You can choose to tell me about the whole break or pick your favourite day or event that happened over the Christmas. Make sure to make a rough plan or brainstorm of what you want to include before you start.

You can send your story to me in any way you choose. Here are some ideas on how to send it:

  • write your recount in your copy, take a picture and email it to me.
  • type a story on your computer
  • create a short video of you telling the story (you could use iMovie/capcut/inshot)
  • create a short video using pictures you took over the break. You can type in short sentences to go with your pictures or you can inset voice clips telling me about the picture.
  • make a voice recording of your recount piece.
  • create a comic strip or drawings telling me your story.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

 

 

11/1/’21

Good morning to you all!

I am very disappointed that we are not in our lovely classroom this morning. I would love to be hearing all the news about your Christmas break, but for now, this is what we have to do to keep everybody safe. Every day I will give you a little bit of work in Irish, English and Maths. This will be followed by some work in one other area (today it’s PE 😊). Read through the work and decide what you would like to do first. Some of the work is for both classes and some is marked ‘3rd Class’ or ‘4th class’ so read carefully. I have sent a message to your parents saying that you should have  2 ‘January Copies’, one for Maths and one for all other work. If you had spare copies in school I put them into your box. You should be able to do most of the work yourself. I have added some links and videos that might help. My email address is c.flanagan@upperglanmirens.ie and you or your parents can email me your work for help or feedback.

Hope it all goes well today,

Ms. Flanagan

Irish:

  • We will begin the theme of Siopadóireacht (Shopping) this week. I put a copy of the vocabulary sheet for this theme in each of your boxes. This can now be put into your Irish hardback copy. The poster on pages 72 & 73 of Abair Liom will also be useful. There is a link to resources that go with the poster below. Listen to the story, play the game and see if you can answer the questions.

3rd Class:

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/3rd_class/resources/Poster/AL_3C_ACT_POS_CH09_009/index.html

4th Class:

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/4th_class/resources/Poster/AL_4C_ACT_POS_CH09_009/index.html

  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Unit 13 and complete activities A and B today. See translations below. Learn the first 4 spellings today- Beidh scrúdú againn maidin Dé hAoine!

 

3rd Class

 4th Class

Maths:

3rd Class

  • Have a go at Monday, Week 12 in MYM p.28. Here is a short video that might help.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crV6lmPaT1

 

  • Tables x3 Begin by counting up to 36 in 3s as quickly as you can. Ask somebody to time you or time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables. Complete Table Toppers p. 14, Day 1.

 

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

 

  • We will be working on problem solving strategies this week. Take a look at the “Rules for Problem Solving on page 71 of Planet Maths. Which one do you think is most useful? Write it into your January Maths Copy. Now try all of the word problems on page 71. Even if the sums are easy, write them out so I can see how you figured it out.

4th Class

  • Have a go at Monday, Week 12 in MYM p.28. Here is a short video that might help.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crV6IfPaOk

  • Tables ÷3 Begin by counting back from 36 in 3s as quickly as you can. Time yourself doing this. Use Hit the Button or your tables book to learn and practise the tables.

 

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

 

  • We will be working on symmetry in Maths this week. Take a look at p.71 in Planet Maths. Look at the symmetrical photos in section A. Can you find any examples of symmetry in your surroundings? Write down 2 examples in your January Maths copy. Do B in your copy. Use a ruler to draw the shapes and use the squares in your Maths copy to make sure that they are even. Finally, look at C. Place your ruler on the pictures to show the line of symmetry. This does not need to be done in your copy.

English:

Spellings for both classes

  • We will take a break from the Words Their Way spelling programme while the school is closed. Instead, we will work our way through 100 commonly misspelled words. I put a copy of this in your box. These are words that people (even adults) often get wrong. We will work on the first 10 words this week. There will be a test on Friday!

their, to, there, they, then, your, clothes, looked, people, pretty

Here is a poster that might help you to remember the difference between there, their and they’re. Your parents can set up a free twinkl account while schools are closed.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/there-their-and-theyre-homophones-display-poster-t-e-888?sign_in=1

Here is a poster to help you to remember the difference between to, two and too.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/to-two-and-too-homophones-display-poster-t-l-9472

3rd Class

  • We will skip ahead to Starlight, Unit 9a which you will find on p.98. This is a recount piece like the recount writing you did last term. Read p.98-100. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete E on p. 102. Read the instructions carefully.

4th Class

  • We will skip ahead to Starlight, Unit 9a which you will find on p.98. This is a recount piece like the recount writing you did last term. See if you can find the places mentioned in the recount in your atlas eg. Syria, Turkey. Read p.98-100. Read some of the piece out loud for someone at home. Complete E on p. 102. Read the instructions carefully.

P.E.:

We usually do PE on Mondays so your final task for today is to do some exercise and get your heart rate up! Below are some suggestions but talk to your family and find an activity you can do for at least 60 minutes that will suit everyone. You could play outside in the garden or go for a long, fast walk or run.

Joe Wicks is starting his PE classes again today. A lot of families enjoyed them during the last closure. Here is a link to his YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBodyCoachTV/videos

Ask your parents to sign up to GoNoodle and do all of your favourite guided dances and activities.

https://app.gonoodle.com/login

 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

 

Christmas Performance: Reindeer Revolution

Santa’s reindeer are looking for recognition and appreciation! Check out what happens in our Christmas performance below.

Christmas Slideshow

The video below shows photos of just some of the activities we have been enjoying since the return to school. Happy Christmas to all of the families of 3rd/ 4th class. Looking forward to seeing you in January.

 
 
Cork Heritage Projects

Six of the children in 4th class decided to create projects for the Cork Schools’ Heritage Project 2021. The theme this year is ‘Living Through History’ and although all three projects are very different they all manage to make history real and relevant for children today. Our class had the pleasure of hearing Sadie and Julia telling us about their research on the Shandon Bells, Ethan and Robert telling us all about the history of Cork City FC and Maria and Lily informing us about their research into the Butter Museum and the history of butter production in Cork. Their models will be on display in our classroom and below you will see some photos and a video of their work and presentations. Well done to all!


Halloween Fun