Ms. Forde 20/21

Good morning everyone. It’s Friday. Well done on an amazing week of work! It was lovely to see some of the children yesterday via zoom and a huge thank you to the parents who set it up and organised it behind the scenes! There is a link for today’s school hub at 11am for maths today in the PDF’s below (optional). I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

I got another exciting email from EPIC today. We, as a class have read 200+ books. We got a new badge and they sent be colouring sheets for the class which I will print off whe we get back to school. I will assign another book for each class in the morning and please continue to enjoy the site!

Good morning everyone. Please check your Aladdin app for details of this morning’s zoom. I hope you all have a lovely day.

Home School Hub 11am
Múinteoir Ray is here with a music class. We are going to listen to some traditional songs, and we are all going to sing along together! (You can sing along with the Raithlin Bog!!!!!)

Good morning children! Tomorrow morning, we will have our first zoom call! There will be two sessions, one for second class at 9.45am and one for first class at 10.30am. I will send the zoom link and password through Aladdin tomorrow afternoon along with a short list of what the children will need. (these will be simple things that they have at home). The purpose of the call is just to say hello and have a little bit of fun to lift the spirits, it is not a teaching lesson. I’m looking forward to seeing whoever can make it.

I received a fantastic email this morning from Epic to say our class has earned the Readerpillar badge which means we’ve read over 100 books as a class!!! Super work everyone!

Good morning children! I hope you all are keeping well. To start our Tuesday off, tune into today’s School Hub at 11am. I will post a new book today at 10am on Epic for anyone who’d like to read today. Feel free to read any book you like on the site. Have a lovely day!

Home School Hub 11am
In science class with Múinteoir Ray, we learn how design and engineering is all about ideas. We design and build our own crisp protector!



Good morning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I am so impressed with the amount of books our class has read on Epic over the last few days. We are a super class of readers. I hope you all have a lovely day and enjoy celebrating St Brigid’s Day with our activities today.

Epic log in details:

Thank you all for your great names for our new calves. They were all fantastic! I went down to take photos of them earlier and they were all taking a rest in the shed! I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Good morning everyone! Well done on your super work this week. You should be very proud of yourselves. As it looks like we’ll be continuing online for a few weeks longer, if there is anything I can do to to make the remote learning easier at home, please let me know. I will upload a new book to Epic at 10am today for you to read. The log in details were on yesterday’s PDF. Take care and stay safe, Ms Forde.

Good morning! To start the day off, tune in to the RTE school hub for some PE! Have a good day everyone!

PE

Home School Hub 11am
We get up moving, twisting and dancing with Múinteoir Ray first thing this morning in his PE class.

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all keeping well. We’ve had a very busy two weeks on the farm! 28 calves and 1 set of twins have been born! We have enough calves for everyone in the class to name one each! Get your thinking caps on and send me on your name. (Anna and Joe can name the twins!!)I will take some photos over the next few days and post them here on Friday. I hope you all have a great day and keep up the fantastic work at home!

Good Morning everyone. Before we start today, there’s an activity linked (for both classes) with today’s home school hub at 10am. Múinteoir Ray is teaching us how to create a fact file and we’ll be learning all about the life and work of the Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford in today’s SPHE class. 

***The PDF links for today are below this activity***

In your homework copy today, try this activity below. Also, I hope you like the jokes!!

****2nd Class Maths- A link in today’s maths lesson may be faulty. Use this link below if you are having issues with it. http://somup.com/crVOXtogV7 *****

Good Morning! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Thank you again for all the hard work over the past two week. I hope you all have a good week. If there’s anything you need or if you have any questions, please email me on e.forde@upperglanmirens.ie. Take care and keep safe, Ms Forde.

Good morning. Please find a PDF uploaded for each class below. Thank you all for your continued help and work this week. I really appreciate it. I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Take care, Ms Forde.

Good Morning. Today I have uploaded a PDF of today’s work as I had technical difficulties yesterday evening. Apologies about this. Please email me if you are unable to access it to e.forde@upperglanmirens.ie

For 2nd Class, there was a mistake on yesterday’s maths activities.  I had both Wednesday and Thursday ready to go and posted the wrong one. The pages covered will be revised and corrected when we return to school. Apologies for the mix up.

1st and 2nd Class School Work Thursday

 

I would like to wish Mollie, Joshua and Emily a very Happy Birthday for today!! I hope you have a super day! 1st Class 20th January 2020 Maths Planet Maths pg 76 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVoDg9e6N Master your Maths Week 17 Wednesday https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVooC9nJK **Tomorrow I will post a video to correct Wednesday and Thursday of your Master you Maths. Table Toppers + 12 Day 3 Tables + 12 (next 4 tables) English Spellings Spellings (4) same, name, case, made Spellbound E + F Try this dice game to practise reading your magic ‘e’ words. Roll the dice and say the row of words. Remember ‘a’ has a long sound like its saying his name.
Continue with your Look, say, cover, write and check of today’s words. Instead of sentences today, write today’s spellings in bubble writing on the next page of your copy! Reading and Writing Core Reader ‘Mother’s Chocolate Valentine’ poem (You can listen to the reading in the link below) Skills Book pg 66 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVolD9VGa New Wave English-Complete next day of questions (Day 69) Handwriting- In your handwriting copies, try the following three letters.  Your writing last week was super so keep up the great work! Today we are practising b,k and p For b and k, you start at the top and down we run. You come back up and ‘boom’ for b and kick up and kick out for ‘k’. ‘p’ starts between the blue lines- down, back and ‘pow’.
Irish Today we will be learning an Irish poem about a boy called Seanín. Click on the link below to hear the poem and say it along with me. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVoI69V9R
In your Irish copy, you can create a comic of the poem. (one picture per verse) Story Time: Before you finish your school work today, sit back, realx and enjoy this story. https://www.storylineonline.net/books/when-pigasso-met-mootisse/ P.E: This is a dance we did a lot in school as a movement break to get us up and moving after working hard. Perform it for your family at home!
This is another fun song to dance to at home tomorrow!
Poetry: Today we’re going to revise one of the poems we covered in our first term at school. I love trying different voices when I’m performing a poem. This poem is definitely one of our class favourites!
2nd Class Wednesday 20th January Maths: Tables Sheet: Revision sheet Day 4 Master Your Maths: Week 17 Thursday, then grab your red pen and correct your work using the link here. Planet Maths: Complete p 110 and talk through the item below.
Irish: Fuaimeanna Agus Focail: Learn the next two spellings tae (tea) and caife (coffee) and complete the rest of the page. Reading: Read the sentences on page 48 from yesterday. Bua na Cainte: Listen to the story here and complete p 49 of Bua na Cainte book. Oral Irish: Click here to practise oral Irish. English: Spellings: flee, flower, flesh, fluff Continue with your Look, saw, cover, write and check in your copies. On the next page of your copy, write each of the new words in large bubble writing making the consonants one colour and the vowels another. Core Reader: Read Unit 8b pg 62 & 63  Re-read the two poems again Skills Book: Complete Comprehension activities on p66 Click on the video link below to read along with this week’s reading and for help on today’s activity. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVqX89bNE Oral Language The aliens in Starlight are having a birthday. Listen to the video today. In what way is it similar to a ‘humans’ birthday party? In what ways is it different? https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVXl8Pg5D New Wave English: Day 59 After you have completed your English in Practice, click on the link below to correct it. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVFIP9lHP Handwriting: We are moving on to a new letter today. Take care when you are forming ‘f’. Complete the first two lines of page 21
Story Time: Before you finish your school work today, sit back, relax and listen to this story. https://www.storylineonline.net/books/when-pigasso-met-mootisse/ P.E: This is a dance we did a lot in school as a movement break to get us up and moving after working hard. Perform it for your family at home!
We were also working on left and right in maths this week so why not give this a go!
Poetry: Today we’re going to revise one of the poems we covered in our first term at school. I love trying different voices when I’m performing a poem. This is definitely a class favourite!
FIRST CLASS Tuesday 19th January Maths Today we are moving onto a new topic in Maths. There is a video link below to help. Planet Maths pg 75 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVoDZ9efo Master your Maths Week 17 Tuesday When you are finished Tuesday, Click on the link below to correct Monday and Tuesday together with me. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVF2y9l9u Table Toppers + 12 Day 2 Tables + 12 (next 4 tables) English Spellings This week, our spellings introduce the children to magic ‘e’. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVoXo9VyL Spellings (4) late, date, gate, fade Spellbound C+D Continue with your Look, say, cover, write and check of today’s words and put the 4 words into sentences Oral Language. This week, we are learning how to use question words. Use the poster below to help you practise different questions.
Reading and Writing Core Reader ‘Mother’s Chocolate Valentine’ poem (You can listen to the reading in the link below) Skills Book pg 67 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVoXN9VpI New Wave English-Complete next day of questions Handwriting- In your handwriting copies, try the following three letters. letters.  Your writing last week was super so keep up the great work! Today we are practising r,m,n and h For r,n and m, you start between the two lines. Start at the top and down we run, come up and finish the letter. For ‘h’, you start at the top of the red line. Start at the top and down we run, come back up and make a hump!
Irish Today, we will complete pg 33 in our Bua na Cainte. The words are written below and you must fill in the blanks. Religion: Listen to the First Reading that happens in Mass here. It will show a story from the Bible that Jesus heard when he was a boy. After watching answer these questions: Who read the First reading? What were the people in the church doing while the person was reading? At the end, the person said ‘The Word of the Lord.’ What did people say? Learn response to ‘The Word of The Lord. Thanks be to God. The next reading that we hear from the Bible at Mass is one of the psalms. There are 150 of them and each one has a number. This one is Psalm 23. We usually sing the response. Click here to listen. Music Did you know that you could use your body as an instrument.  Have a look at the picture and see can you make the four sounds.
You can create a pattern like these ones below. See can you create your own pattern (no need to draw)
Today we are going to learn a new song called ‘Little Liza Jane’. It’s a lively song and really fun to sing. I  have changed the lyrics slightly so the song includes different places around Cork!  I hope you enjoy it! https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVFXF9lQs
Tuesday 19th December 2nd Class Maths: Tables Sheet: Revision tables sheet –1 Day 2. Learn the next four. Say them to a clapping beat like you do in class. Try some games on hit the button again for revision. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Master Your Maths: Week 17 Tuesday Please get your red pen when you are done and correct yesterday’s work and today’s work using the links below. Monday  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVF2i9lKH Tuesday https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVF2X9l7G Planet Maths: Watch this video – remember vertices is just another name for corners.
Complete p 106 in your maths book and talk through the sheet below orally to see if you can answer the questions and find some cubes around your house. You could take pictures to send them to me or write down what you found in your copy.
Irish: Fuaimeanna agus Focal: Learn spellings ubh (egg) and subh (jam) and complete activity C+D. Scéal: Listen to the story on Bua na Cainte again here and colour p 47. Bua na Cainte Listen to the poem Cé hé mise and practise reading it here. Oral Language: Practise a new question continuing on from yesterday’s oral language. Listen here. English: Spellings: Today’s spellings are flag, flash, flock and flame. On the next page of your copy, divide the page in 4 and draw a picture for each word. You could try put these in alphabetical order too! Core Reader: Read Unit 8b pg 62 & 63  Re-read the two poems again Skills Book: Complete Vocabulary activity p67 Click on the video link below to read along with this week’s reading and for help on today’s activity. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVFlZ9lZ1 A Limerick is a 5 lined poem that rhymes. It’s usually written about silly things and it’s full of nonsense! Read the 5 examples below and see can you write your own ‘Limerick’!
New Wave English: DAY 58 After you have completed your English in Practice, click on the link below to correct it. The first link is for day 57 and the second link is for day 58 Day 57 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVFIs9lmy Day 58 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVFIN9lHb Handwriting: Complete the page you began yesterday . Religion: Listen to the First Reading that happens in Mass here. It will show a story from the Bible that Jesus heard when he was a boy. After watching answer these questions: Who read the First reading? What were the people in the church doing while the person was reading? At the end, the person said ‘The Word of the Lord.’ What did people say? Learn response to ‘The Word of The Lord. Thanks be to God. The next reading that we hear from the Bible at Mass is one of the psalms. There are 150 of them and each one has a number. This one is Psalm 23. We usually sing the response. Click here to listen. Music Did you know that you could use your body as an instrument.  Have a look at the picture and see can you make the four sounds.
You can create a pattern like these ones below. See can you create your own pattern (no need to draw)
Today we are going to learn a new song called ‘Little Liza Jane’. It’s a lively song and really fun to sing. I  have changed the lyrics slightly so the song includes different places around Cork!  I hope you enjoy it! https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVFXF9lQs
Good Morning! Before we start the week, I want to say a huge thank you to you all for the enormous effort that was put in last week. It was amazing. It was fantastic receiving all your emails and I’m looking forward to the week ahead! Thanks again, Ms Forde. First Class Monday 18th January Maths Master your Maths- Week 17 Monday Click on the video below to help you with today’s mental maths. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVooq9ngR Tables + 12  (first four tables) Table Toppers Worksheet + 12 Day 1 Planet Maths pg 70 ** Remember when you take zero away form a number, it stays the same. ** When you take away, you jump back on your number line. English Spellings This week, our spellings introduce the children to magic ‘e’. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVoXo9VyL Spellings (4) cake, take, rake, care Spellbound A+B Continue with your Look, say, cover, write and check of today’s words and put the 4 words into sentences Oral Language. This week, we are learning how to use question words. Use the poster below to help you practise different questions. Try come up with two questions for each word.
Reading and Writing Core Reader ‘Mother’s Chocolate Valentine’ poem (You can listen to the reading in the link below) Skills Book pg 68 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVoXE9Vgb New Wave English-Day 57 Handwriting- In your handwriting copies, try the following three letters. letters.  Your writing last week was super so keep up the great work! Today we are practising t,u and y. ‘t’ is like a teenager, it doesn’t touch the top line. Start at the top and down we run, come up and give it a cross ‘u’ make a cup and come back down and flick ‘y’ make a cup and jump under the line and curve
Irish Bua na Cainte pg 32 Bí ag Leamh (Let’s get reading!) Click on the link below to read along with today’s reading https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVol89VNf After the reading, use the poster below to write these sentences. Bhí mé _____________________. Bhí Daidí ___________________. Bhí Mamaí __________________. Bhí mo mhúinteoir (my teacher) _____________.
SESE Continuing with our Space theme, today we’re going to look at the planets in the Solar System. Below you will find a poem which will help you learn the names of the planets. This sounds really good if you add a beat(Clap or tap something) and say it with a rap style rhythm!!
Below, use the worksheet to help you design your own planet. Use paper and colours to draw a picture of your planet.
2nd Class Monday 18th January Maths: Tables Sheet: Your child should find table sheets in their maths book. Please just use the -1 sheet this week and today complete Day 1 and learn the first four tables using tables book. You could use this link to take you to hit the button for tables games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (addition within 20) Master Your Maths: Week 17 Monday Tomorrow I will go through the answers for that day and you can correct them with your red pen. Planet Maths: Try out this Simon Says game below. Whoever is at home with you could be the teacher and call out the instructions to try and catch you out. Then complete p 104 and 105 in your maths book.
Irish:
  • Fuaimeanna Agus Focail: Aonad 17 Learn two spellings – arán (bread) and im (butter) and complete A+B. There is a short video below on the pronunciation of these if you need it.
https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVboC9QVb
  • Bua na Cainte: Listen to the story about the snowman here.
Listen to anexplanation of page 46 here and then complete the page
  • In your Gaeilge copy, write 4 sentences about what the snowman is wearing. Use the words in on p 46 and this sentence structure. Tá _______air. E.g. Tá caipin air.
  • Oral Language: Listen to the short piece of oral Irish here and practise it at home.
English: Spellings: The theme for our spellings this week is words beginning in ’fl’. Today’s spellings are flip, flap, flat and float. In your homework copy 1, rule the next page and complete a Look, say, cover, write and check activity for the 4 spellings. On the next page of the copy, see can you put the four words in alphabetical order. They all have ‘fl’ at the start so you’ll have to look at the third letter! Core Reader: Read Unit 8b pg 62 & 63 Skills Book: Complete Grammar activity p68 Click on the video link below to hear today’s reading, explanation of the focus words and a revision of the grammar you will  need for your skills book today. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVo2r9nqo New Wave English: Day 57 Tomorrow I will go through the answers for that day and you can correct them with your red pen. Handwriting: Open page 19 of your ‘Write on’ book. Today we will do have this page which practise the three letters we did last week y , z and g. Complete half of this page as far as the word ‘happy’.
SESE Continuing with our Space theme, today we’re going to look at the planets in the Solar System. Below you will find a poem which will help you learn the names of the planets. This sounds really good if you add a beat(Clap or tap something) and say it with a rap style rhythm!!
Below, use the worksheet to help you design your own planet. Use paper and colours to draw a picture of your planet.
Friday, 15TH January FIRST CLASS Irish Bua na Cainte pg 31 Complete the activity in your workbook. Maths Master your Maths: Please complete the next Friday test at the back of the book. At the end of the test video below, I will call out the answers to Week 16 test so the children can correct along with me. The children are used to doing this in class. ****The Planet Maths page we had planned to do today will be completed next week instead*** Test: Click on the link below to hear this week’s test. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crV2X7PPJ9 This week there will be 16 English Spellings and 8 tables. Rule and number your copy as normal. After I call out the test on the video, I will correct the Master your Maths test with you. When you are finished the test, you can take out your table book and Spellbound and see how many you got correct. English New Wave English– Complete up to Day 66. Some of you may have these done) We will be starting Day 67 on Monday. Reading: Have a listen to this funny story called Baloney by clicking on the link below. It’s a story with some made up words in it all about a boy who makes up a very interesting excuse for being late for class. Before you listen and look at the pictures, see if you can guess what these words below mean. Then go back after listening to the story and see if you can figure out what the words mean or if your guess was correct! You can write these into your homework/busy bee copy.
Word from the storyWhat I think it means before I see the illustrationsWhat I think it means after I see the illustrations
zimulis  
deski  
szkola  
razzo  
kuningus  
sighing flosser  
   
English: I would like you to tell me about your holidays over Christmas. You can tell me about the whole holiday or Christmas day, New Year’s Eve or just your favourite day over the holidays. We’re going to use our recount language that we have been using all along. Use the images below to help you or look back at the writing booklet we did at the start of the year.
You can choose to:
  • Write it in your English copy.
  • Make a comic strip of your holiday.
  • Make a video of you telling me about your holiday.
  • Present your holiday through pictures or drawings.
  • Type it on the computer.
Make sure to use the language of recount in whatever you choose. Get creative!
SPHE: Click here to listen to a story about colours in a rainbow who did not get along. https://youtu.be/wLXrip9t_K4
Art: Here are some New Year’s Art Activities that you can try at home. You could create your own art projects at home too.
SECOND CLASS Friday, January 15th Master your Maths: Please complete the next Friday test at the back of the book. At the end of the test video below, I will call out the answers to Week 16 test so the children can correct along with me. The children are used to doing this in class. Test: Click on the link below to hear this week’s test. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crV2XUPPE3 This week there will be 16 English Spellings, 8 litriú and 8 tables. Rule your copy as normal. After I call out the test, I will correct the Master your Maths test with you. When you are finished the test, take out your homework copy and Fuaimeanna book and correct your test and see what result you get. New Wave English: For today, complete as far as Day 56. We will start on Day 57 on Monday. (Some of you may be up to date with this) English: I would like you to tell me about your holidays over Christmas. You can tell me about the whole holiday or Christmas day, New Year’s Eve or just your favourite day over the holidays. We’re going to use our recount language that we have been using all along. Use the image below to help or look back at the writing booklet you completed in September and October. You can choose to:
  • Write it in your English copy.
  • Make a comic strip of your holiday.
  • Make a video of you telling me about your holiday.
  • Present your holiday through pictures or drawings.
  • Type it on the computer.
Make sure to use the language of recount in whatever you choose. Get creative!
Maths: Skip Counting: Today we will revise counting in 2’s and 4’s. Here are two poems to help you. If you have a skipping rope, you could skip while you call out the numbers!
Weight Scavenger Hunt:
Irish: Oral language dice game: click the link to talk through the Irish questions and meanings, the roll the dice and whatever number you land on you answer that question.
  1. Cad is ainm duit?
  2. Conas atá tú?
  3. Cén dath atá ar do ghruaig?
  4. Cén dath atá ar do shúile?
  5. An mó duine atá i mo chlann?
  6. Six sit ups!!
SPHE: Click here to listen to a story about colours in a rainbow who did not get along. https://youtu.be/wLXrip9t_K4
Art: Here are some New Year’s Art Activities that you can try at home. You could create your own art projects at home too.
FIRST CLASS Thursday 14th January Maths Planet Maths pg 69 Master Your Maths Week 16 Thursday Table Toppers + 11 Day 4 Tables-Revise + 11 Last 3 tables Irish Bua na Cainte pg 30 Feicim le mo Shúilín **Create your own wordsearch using these new words. You can look at the video link here to show you how to make the wordsearch. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVI62P7ZK English Spellings (4) bud, sum, shut, club Spellbound- Complete the unit exercises Continue with your Look, say, cover, write and check of today’s words Reading-15 minutes of reading for fun.  (You could pick one of the books you found on the scavenger hunt) Skills Book pg 65 Poem Riddles-See can you figure them out! You can use the link below to help you. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVIF1PMWu In school, we have written an acrostic poems for Halloween and Christmas. Look at this example and see can you write one about WINTER or LOCKDOWN or any other word you’d like.
New Wave English-Complete next day of questions Handwriting- In your handwriting copies, try the following letters. Each of these ‘start at the top and down they run’. Try one line of each letter in your writing copy. If your hand gets tired , stretch your hands to the poem below.
PE: This is a great song for getting moving. Try this mini circuit and see how many can times you can complete it during the song.
5 x jumping jacks 5 x touch the floor and jump 5 x butt kicks 5 x punch the sky as high as you can. If you can’t use this song, use any song on the radio. You can let me know how many times you were able to complete. Best of luck! SESE: Over the next three weeks, we will be learning about space, the planets and space travel. For this week, I want you to design the rocket that you plan to go to space in and make a list of ten things you are going to take with you. When you are designing your rocket, remember to include the following things:
  1. Nose – The tip at the top of the rocket
  2. Exhaust flames- These are at the bottom of the rocket and help when it is about to launch.
  3. A window
  4. Tube of the Rocket- Centre/Main part of the rocket
  5. Fins-A rocket needs fins on the left and right side. Fins stop the rocket from wobbling left and right in the sky. (These are red on the picture below)
Next, make a list of what you would bring with you. The rocket is already stocked with food and water! You could write them in your homework copy..
2nd Class Thursday, 14th January English: Spelling: garage, post office, hospital, factory Continue with your LSCWC for each of the four spellings in your copy. On the next page of your homework copy, write out your four spellings in bubble writing making all the vowels (aeiou) red and all the consonants blue. Reading: Have a listen to this funny story called Baloney by clicking on the link below. It’s a story with some made up words in it all about a boy who makes up a very interesting excuse for being late for class. Before you listen and look at the pictures, see if you can guess what these words below mean. Then go back after listening to the story and see if you can figure out what the words mean or if your guess was correct!
Word from the storyWhat I think it means before I see the illustrationsWhat I think it means after I see the illustrations
zimulis  
deski  
szkola  
razzo  
kuningus  
sighing flosser  
   
Skills Book: p 65 write an acrostic poem for PARTY. We have done these in class. Here’s an example of one. You can write a sentence or just a word that begins with each letter. New Wave English: Next day of activities Handwriting: p19 Complete the page. ‘Z is one of the most difficult letters to from. Take your time and stretch your hands after each line
Maths: Tables Sheet: Revision sheet Day 4 Master Your Maths: Week 16 Thursday Planet Maths: Please watch the video and then complete p 98. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVIXrP7Bp Ideas you could try before the activity:
  • Show them how kilos and grams are written on food packages and in recipes. Kilos/kilograms are usually written as “kg” and grams are shortened to “g”.
  • At home, get out the kitchen scales and show them how to weigh different items that you find around the house. Experiment with different food items – tins, packets of sugar, fruit and vegetables.
  • Notice how size is not always an indication of weight. Some items are very light, even though they take up a lot of space. If you have bathroom scales, discover what weight your child is in kilos.
  • Get a few items and put them in order starting from lightest to heaviest. Make some sentences such as ‘The beans are lighter than the sugar’.
  • See if you can find anything close to ¼ kg or 250g, ½ kg or 500g and 1kg or 1000g.
Irish: Fuaimeanna Agus Focail: Learn the next two spellings Liam and Niamh Reading: Listen to the reading again in the video and then try it yourself. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVll6PGHm Bua na Cainte: Today we will be learning a new poem called ‘Sciorr an Mhuc’. The first video link explains today’s page in your Bua na Cainte. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVI6sP7xP The second link is a recording of the poem from our school Bua na Cainte.
https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVI6RP746 PE: This is a great song for getting moving. Try this mini circuit and see how many can times you can complete it during the song.
5 x jumping jacks 5 x touch the floor and jump 5 x butt kicks 5 x punch the sky as high as you can. If you can’t use this song, use any song on the radio. You can let me know how many times you were able to complete. Best of luck! SESE: Over the next three weeks, we will be learning about space, the planets and space travel. For this week, I want you to design the rocket that you plan to go to space in and make a list of ten things you are going to take with you. When you are designing your rocket, remember to include the following things:
  1. Nose – The tip at the top of the rocket
  2. Exhaust flames- These are at the bottom of the rocket and help when it is about to launch.
  3. A window
  4. Tube of the Rocket- Centre/Main part of the rocket
  5. Fins-A rocket needs fins on the left and right side. Fins stop the rocket from wobbling left and right in the sky. (These are red on the picture below)
Next, make a list of what you would bring with you. The rocket is already stocked with food and water! You could write them in your homework or busy bee copy.
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Good Morning! Well done on all your work so far this week. I hope you all have a lovely day and make sure and make time for some play and games outside! FIRST CLASS Wednesday 13th January Maths Planet Maths pg 68 Master Your Maths Week 16 Wednesday Table Toppers + 11 Day 3 Tables-Revise + 11 Next 3 tables Irish Bua na Cainte pg 29 Fill in the blanks on this activity. Use the reading on the previous page to help you. If you are taking a break, you could listen to this Irish story on you tube. It’s about a young girl called Ciara who loves to talk!
English Spellings (4) dust, trust, rust, bus Spellbound E+F Continue with your Look, say, cover, write and check of today’s words. Your sentences have been super this week so try 4 more with today’s spellings Reading- Core Reader ‘Hooray! Hooray! Happy New Year!’ Re-read the poem Skills Book pg 62 Try your best to use capital letters and  write full sentences for the six questions. If you click on this link, we will practice the reading together and I will give you help with today’s activities. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVIj5P7jv New Wave English-Complete next day of questions Handwriting- In your handwriting copies, try the following letters. ‘e’ starts in the centre and circles out, ‘s’ always starts at the top and ‘f’ falls below the line and finishes with a cross. Try one line of each letter in your writing copy.
P.E Cork GAA are providing exercise classes for children while schools remain closed. There will be a new video uploaded each week. Click on the link below to try it out! https://youtube.com/channel/UC32JMu4DI-gIzJ998ZqK_dw Music Today we will revise a song that we learned during the first term ‘Down by the Bay’. We had a great time coming up with extra verses. See can you come up with a new verse and sing it at home.
I love to march to music. Click on the link below and march to the song at home. Pretend you are the conductor of the musicians. Be as dramatic as you can and use your ruler as a baton!!!!
SECOND CLASS Wednesday, January 13th English: Spellings: Moon, sun, planet, cloud Continue with your look, say, cover, write and check activity. See can you come up with one sentence using the four words. Core Reader: Read p 59 and 60 again. Skills Book: p 62, write the answers to the questions into English copy and the rest into the book. Don’t worry about the very last item where they are asked to draw a picture unless they want to do it. They could just chat to you about it. New Wave English: Next day of activities Handwriting: 
p 19 Forming the letter ‘g’ and ‘y’ For the g, you form an ‘a’ first and for ‘y’, you form a ‘u’ first. Take your time with these as they can be tricky. Maths: Tables Sheet: Revision Sheet Day 3 Master Your Maths: Week 16 Wednesday Planet Maths: p97 Irish: Fuaimeanna Agus Focail: tine (fire)   cistin (kitchen) Activities in Fuaimeanna agus Focal E and F Bua na Cainte: lth 44 Crosfhocal – crossword and in your Irish copy draw a picture of yourself in winter time and what you are wearing. The title will be An Geimhreadh. Tá _______orm.
P.E Cork GAA are providing exercise classes for children while schools remain closed. There will be a new video uploaded each week. Click on the link below to try it out! https://youtube.com/channel/UC32JMu4DI-gIzJ998ZqK_dw Music Today we will revise a song that we learned during the first term ‘Down by the Bay’. We had a great time coming up with extra verses. See can you come up with a new verse and sing it at home.
I love to march to music. Click on the link below and march to the song at home. Pretend you are the conductor of the musicians. Be as dramatic as you can and use your ruler as a baton!!!!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dear Parents and Children, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed the break. It is with great disappointment that we are unable to return to school but I hope that the numbers will reduce in the next three weeks and we can return to school as soon as possible. Below are activities for today, Monday the 11th.  There will be a focus on activities in Maths, English and Irish. The children are used to completing these activities at school.  Throughout the week, there will be videos posted to help children at home. Work will be completed in workbooks as well as in their copies. School work will be uploaded each morning by 9.30am. I understand the next few weeks will be quite challenging. If there is anything I can help you with, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can contact me at e.forde@upperglanmirens.ie should you have any questions or need any further support. You can also send any schoolwork to be corrected to that address. The support teacher working with our class is Ms O’Callaghan. She will be working alongside me and may contact you over the next few weeks. Her email address is n.ocallaghan@upperglanmirens.ie . I would like to wish Elliot a very happy birthday today. I hope you have a great day! We had great news here at home last Wednesday when our first calf of the new year arrived. I’ll keep you posted if there are any more twins or triplets in the coming weeks!
I hope you and your family keep safe, Kind Regards, Ms Forde (Scroll down for 2nd class) 1st Class Monday 11th January Maths The link below explains this week’s maths for the children. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crViYePOfh Planet Maths pg 66  (See video link above) Master Your Maths Week 16 Monday (See video link above) Table Toppers + 11 Day 1 Tables-+11 (first 4 tables) English Spellings (4) rub, tub, run, nun Spellbound Activities A+B In your homework copy/Busy Bee, rule the next page for your Look, say, cover, write and check. On the next page, you can put each of the spellings into a sentence. (4 sentences total) Remember to number your sentences and use capital letters and full stops. Reading: Core Reader ‘Hooray! Hooray! It’s New Year’s Day!’ pg 60 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crV6bFPzeR Discuss focus words: anew, through, invisible, waterfalls, elastic, shrink, liquid, aliens, galore, distant, dinosaur, wondrous (see video) Skills Book pg 64 On this page, we will revise the grammar we covered last term. Use the poster below to help you with the capital letters.
New Wave English-Day 63 (If you have not completed 61 & 62, you can complete them during the week) Handwriting- In your handwriting copies, go to a new page and  try the following letters. They are all formed the same way by making a ‘c’ first. Try one line of each. Remember to put your letter in-between the two blue lines. Tall letters go to the red line above and letters like ‘g’ and ‘j’ go to the red line below.
Irish Bua na Cainte pg 27 Use vocab on p2g7 to complete activity in copy. Please see video below for work to be completed in copy. Tá _____ agam. (I have) Níl _____ agam. (I don’t have) Look at the video link below for this week’s activities. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVil7P0zU SESE: Read about these funny New Year Traditions from around the world.
Draw a picture of your favourite tradition in your homework/busy bee copy. Underneath it write some resolutions or plans that you have for the New Year – these could be things that you will take on or things that you might give up. This year mine are: 1) I will try to go for a walk each day. 2) I will not eat chocolate during the week. 3) I will try to learn how to bake something new. These might give you some ideas if you want to create something bigger in your copy:
Tuesday 12th January Maths Planet Maths pg 67 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crViYePOfh Here is a reminder of odd and even numbers
Master Your Maths Week 16 Tuesday Table Toppers-+11 Day 2 Tables-Revise +11 (next 4 tables) English Spellings (4) jug, plug, bug, slug Spellbound C+D Continue with your Look, say, cover, write and check of today’s words. Put each of the new spellings into sentences (4 sentences in total) Reading- Core Reader ‘Hooray! Hooray! Happy New Year!’ pg 61 Skills Book pg 63 Vocabulary-Looking at the new words in the story. You can use the video from yesterday to help you. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crV6bFPzeR New Wave English-Day 64 Oral Language: Have a look at the video below and talk to your family about what you saw. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crV6DHPaSI Handwriting- In your handwriting copies, try the following letters. They are all formed the same way by making a ‘c’ first. Try one line of each.
Scavanger Hunt I hope Santa brought you some nice books for Christmas and that you were able to read a few books over the Christmas Holidays. If you have time, see how many of the books you can find at home in the Scavenger hunt. Best of luck!!
Irish Bua na Cainte- Irish Reading pg 28 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVil7P0zU I hope that you all got lovely presents from Santa. Fill in the sentence below with some of the toys you got from Daidí na Nollaig. ‘Fuair mé ___________, ________________ agus _________________ ó Daidí na Nollaig. You could write an extra sentence for your brothers/sisters or parents Fuair Mamaí (Mammy got) Fuair Daidí (Daddy got) Fuair Mary __________ (Mary got) You could use your sisters name instead Fuair John __________ (John got) You could use your brother’s name instead. Poem: Revise the ‘Spaghetti ’ poem
P.E. In class we love the Joel Corry song ‘Head and Heart’. See how many sets of the exercises below you can do during the song. If you can’t find the song, use any song on the radio. Have a competition with your siblings too!. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDeMxlhm8XI 5 x Jumping Jacks 10 x high knees 10 x butt kicks 5 x Touch the floor and jump 2nd Class Monday 11th January Irish Litriú (2) im (butter) cic (kick) Fuaimeanna agus Focal Activities A+B Bua na Cainte Lth 43 Try the Irish reading at home. Use the video link below to help you. In your Irish copy, write 4 sentences about today’s weather. Start your writing with ‘Inniu an Luan’. Use the vocabulary in the story. Some children didn’t get the Irish Halloween activities finished in their Irish copies. You could try and complete them during the week. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crViXAP03I English: Spellings: The theme for our spellings this week is ‘All Around Us’. Today’s spellings are road, park, wood and street. In your homework copy 1, rule the next page and complete a Look, say, cover, write and check activity for the 4 spellings. On the next page of the copy, divide the page in 4 and draw a picture of each spellings. Core Reader: Read Unit 8a p59 and 60 ‘Happy Birthday to You’ Skills Book: Complete Vocabulary activity p63 New Wave English: Day 53. If you have not fully completed Day 51 and 52, complete a little bit each day this week. Handwriting: Open page 18 of your ‘Write on’ book. We are going to practise writing ‘v’ and ‘w’ today. Complete two lines of each letter. We will practise writing  them in words tomorrow. Maths: Tables Sheet: Your child should find table sheets in their maths book. Please just use the Revision Tables sheet this week and today complete Day 1 and learn the first four tables using tables book. You could use this link to take you to hit the button for tables games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (addition within 20) Master Your Maths: Week 16 Monday Planet Maths: Please watch the video here: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crV6FQPz2L Then complete p 95 B and C and the short copybook activity explained in the video. SESE: Read about these funny New Year Traditions from around the world.
Draw a picture of your favourite tradition in your homework/busy bee copy. Underneath it write some resolutions or plans that you have for the New Year – these could be things that you will take on or things that you might give up. This year mine are: 1) I will try to go for a walk each day. 2) I will not eat chocolate during the week. 3) I will try to learn how to bake something new. These might give you some ideas if you want to create something bigger in your copy:
Tuesday, January 12th English: Spellings: Spellings: The theme for our spellings this week is ‘All Around Us’. Today’s spellings are town, village, city and farm. In your homework copy 1, complete a Look, say, cover, write and check activity for the 4 spellings. On the next page of the copy, make a list of two towns, villages, cities and open farms in Ireland. Core Reader: Read Unit 8a p 59 and 60 again. Skills Book: Please watch the video below and complete activity on contractions p 64. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVXQNPghn New Wave English: Day 54 Handwriting: Complete pg 18 Scavenger Hunt: I hope Santa brought you some nice books for Christmas and that you were able to read a few books over the Christmas Holidays. If you have time, see how many of the books you can find at home in the Scavenger hunt. Best of luck!!
Maths: Tables Sheet: Revision tables sheet – Day 2. Revise +10 tables. Try some games on hit the button again for revision. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Master Your Maths: Week 16 Tuesday Planet Maths: Watch the video below and complete p 96 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crVXXKPgO8 Irish: Litriú litir (letter) picnic (picnic) Fuaimeanna agus Focal Activities C+D Bua na Cainte Lth 43 Re-read the Irish reading and fill in the blanks on the exercise at the bottom of the page. Have a look at the Irish video and write a short piece about what a boy/girl wears during Winter. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crViXAP03I Tá ______air. (He wears) Tá ______uirthi. (She wears)
Poem: Revise the ‘Spaghetti ’ poem
P.E. In class we love the Joel Corry song ‘Head and Heart’. See how many sets of the exercises below you can do during the song. If you can’t find the song, use any song on the radio. Have a competition with your siblings too or maybe create a circuit of your own at home!. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDeMxlhm8XI 5 x Jumping Jacks 10 x high knees 10 x butt kicks 5 x Touch the ground and jump!
Christmas Play 2020 The Upper Glanmire Christmas Bauble Robbery
Christmas Art
Second Class Reading (Week of December 14th)
Our Cork Supporters!
OUR COLOURFUL GNOMES
Winter Art
Science Week Fun
Today the children researched Hippos on the school iPads and we wrote an information report using the facts we found.
The children researched super facts about the cheetah. Well done!
Halloween Fun! Have a listen to our Halloween song written by of the children in the class.