Ms. Duggan 19/20

26.06.20

Boys & Girls it’s the day of the Summer Holidays! I am so sad I didn’t get to teach you all for longer, you are an amazing class and I really enjoyed my time with you. I am delighted with how hard you have all worked during these crazy times and you should be so proud of yourselves to have managed so well. I want you all to say a big thank you to Mom, Dad or whoever helped you with working from home the past few weeks. It hasn’t been easy but WOW you have done some really impressive work.

I was so proud to have you all in my class 🙂 We have lot’s of great memories from our time together, you never failed to make me laugh and we had so many achievements too! (Long multiplication for one! Haha)

I loved seeing your pictures, work and reading your emails. I hope you all have a lovely summer. Keep in touch with your school friends, help at home and would I be pushing it by saying try to do a little reading! (I know lot’s of you will gladly) Stay safe and happy, and I wish you all the best in 5th class 🙂 

Your Teacher, 

Ms Duggan :* 

 

 

Good Morning All!

Delighted to see some of you braved the bad weather yesterday!

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Today’s theme for our Virtual Sports Week is ‘Kicking’. We have posted some ideas on the home page of the website. Give them a try. If you share pictures of your activities with me I will post them on the website tomorrow. have a good day!

22.6.20

Good morning,

This is our final week of school work as we will be on our summer holidays on Friday. Each day I will post sporting activities based on different themes.

I am delighted to announce the winner of art competition is Allanah!! Allanah made a lego model, it looks like it took a lot of time and effort. Well done, your prize will be in school for you tomorrow 🙂

 

I got lot’s of amazing entries I wanted to share with you all.

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Sophia’s creation!

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LilyMay

Lily May 🙂

Joy

Joy!

Darragh

Darragh

Abby O

Abby ❤

Well done everyone great work!

SPORTS ACTIVITY FOR MONDAY 22/6

Today was the planned day for our annual school 5k run. Your challenge is to go for a long walk or run. Maybe you or your parent could use a phone or a fitbit to measure your walk or run. How many kilometres did you manage? You can share pictures of your walk or run on the school Facebook page or you can email them to me at a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

Talk Soon,

Ms Duggan

15/06/2020

Good morning,

It is almost the end of the school year. Well done for all of your hard work since the school closed way back in March. I have really enjoyed seeing photos of you and your work and I hope the feedback was helpful. Some parents have emailed to ask if they can hand in the copy with their child’s work. If you would like to do this, you could put my name on it and hand it in when you return your book rental books. I can return it to your child when we go back to school in August. There is no obligation to do this, it is totally up to you.  There will be a reduced amount of work this week. If we were in school, we would be spending plenty of time outside, visiting the field for PE, doing some summer art etc. so you might enjoy doing that at home this week. I am always very happy to hear from you and am still contactable at a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie if you would like to get in touch.

Kind Regards,

Aoife Duggan

English:

We will be continuing on with our Novel read Chapters 16,17&18

https://www.beasleyac.org/ourpages/auto/2011/9/7/53584980/The%20Boy%20in%20the%20Striped%20Pajamas.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1Sp4xtlWOFWdj6F-_Vx8zRbAtRCeNL1hgcc34DW5W5OcxuH1-JKQDwlnU

https://youtu.be/kdjvCcq-4gg

This week I suggest you answer the following questions orally! Discuss the books with someone in your house, maybe a friend on facetime/or socially distancing

Chapter 13

  1. Why isn’t Bruno feeling quite so unhappy about his new life?
  2. What does Bruno ask Maria about Pavel?
  3. What jobs do the boys want when they grow up?
  4. What is Shmuel’s opinion of soldiers?
  5. Describe the friendship the boys have.
  6. How does Bruno feel when he looks at Pavel?
  7. How has Pavel’s appearance changed since Bruno met him?
  8. What complaints does Bruno make about Herr Liszt?
  9. What mistake does Lieutenant Kotler make in conversation?
  10. What view does Bruno’s father have of people who left Germany in 1938?

Activity Debate:

Do people with power ever abuse their power? Discuss.

Chapter 14

  1. When Shmuel has a black eye, what does Bruno think happened?
  2. What does Bruno ask Shmuel every day?
  3. What does Bruno have to say about the striped pyjamas?
  4. What does Bruno let slip to Gretel?
  5. How does he try to get out of it?
  6. Why is Gretel sarcastic to Bruno?
  7. What did Shmuel say about his Grandfather?

Activity Point of view:

Different people see things differently. Imagine you are Gretel. What is your

opinion of your brother Bruno?

Chapter 15

  1. What prevented Bruno and Shmuel from seeing each other?
  2. Why is Bruno worried about his friend?
  3. Bruno’s mother is spending a lot of time with Lieutenant Kotler. What examples of this are we given?
  1. What reasons does Bruno have for disliking Lieutenant Kotler?
  2. How does Lieutenant Kotler treat Bruno?
  3. Why is Shmuel in the kitchen?
  4. Describe Shmuel’s hand.
  5. Why is Shmuel afraid to eat the chicken?
  6. Why does Bruno deny knowing Shmuel?
  7. What would you have done in Bruno’s position?

Spellings this week:

Extravagant, participant, valiant, triumphant, insignificant, flamboyant.

Gaeilge:

This week we will be continuing with Caitheamh Aimsire ‘An Turas Scoile’. Abair Liom p143 C. Cé acu is fear leat? Answer the questions which do you prefer. Find the words for the pictures shown and answer which you prefer.  Draw out the Crossword on page 146 and write out the words you need to find from the pictures, then find them! Use the poster on p140/141 to help you. Read the Dán on p147. Finally fix the spelling on p147 J

Please email me if you are finding it tricky, I can correct your work or send on the answers. A.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

Maths:

Practice tables using the Daily 10

We will do a little Mental Maths this week on pages 150&151 in Planet Maths

Religion: This week the children could read and discuss pages 88-90 in Grow in Love.

Art: Continue working on a piece of art based on the theme STAYING TOGETHER WHILE KEEPING APART. You can use any media you like- markers, pencils, crayons, paint. Your creation can be a 3d model or a Lego construction. Be imaginative and email pictures of your entry to your teacher. We will post a mystery prize to the winning entry from each class. The closing date is the 19th of June. Winners will be announced on 22nd of June

Finally, The Getty Museum in California issued a challenge to bored housebound people everywhere: recreate famous paintings, using just three everyday objects. The results are hilarious. If you want to take a look and send me your own creations, you can look at this page. It is great fun and I would love to see your take on it! You can see how other children in Cork interpreted it here https://www.image.ie/life/cork-school-kids-brilliantly-recreate-famous-artwork-right-at-home-196183

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or updates a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

 

Kind Regards

Aoife Duggan

june_20208.6.20

Hi Boys and Girls 😊

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Here is some more suggested work for the week ahead.  a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

English:

We will be continuing on with our Novel read Chapters 13,14&15

https://www.beasleyac.org/ourpages/auto/2011/9/7/53584980/The%20Boy%20in%20the%20Striped%20Pajamas.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1Sp4xtlWOFWdj6F-_Vx8zRbAtRCeNL1hgcc34DW5W5OcxuH1-JKQDwlnU

https://youtu.be/kdjvCcq-4gg

When you have read the chapters, answer the following questions in your copy. (You might like to spread is out over the week!)

Chapter 10

  1. Describe Bruno’s walk along the fence.
  2. Why does he almost turn back?
  3. Describe the boy Bruno meets.
  4. What are Bruno’s first impressions of the boy?
  5. What is unusual about Shmuel’s birthday?
  6. Does Shmuel have many friends?
  7. What does Bruno say about Germany and how does he feel once he says

it?

  1. What does Bruno discover about Out-With?
  2. What does Shmuel say about where he comes from?

 

Chapter 11

  1. How did Bruno’s mother react when his father said the Fury was coming to

dinner?

  1. How do the children dress for this important dinner?
  2. What rules apply during the Fury’s visit?
  3. Describe the Fury.
  4. What does Bruno think of the Fury’s manners?
  5. Describe Eva.

Chapter 12

  1. Where did Shmuel live before the camp?
  2. How did life change for Shmuel before he was brought to the camp?
  3. What different attitudes do the boys have to the armbands?
  4. “Bruno opened his mouth to contradict him.” Why doesn’t Bruno believe

Shmuel’s story?

  1. What happened when “the soldiers all came with huge trucks”?
  2. What differences do you notice between Bruno and Shmuel?
  3. Why does Bruno decide not to tell his family about his new friend?

 

Spellings this week:

Relevant, Merchant, Brilliant, Reluctant, Pleasant, Restaurant

 

Gaeilge:

This week we will be moving onto Caitheamh Aimsire ‘An Turas Scoile’ p140 in Abair Liom. Look at the poster on p140 and 141 and use Folensonline to access the interactive poster. Go over all the new words in the poster and have someone at home quiz you! P142 Read the postcard and answer the questions below as best you can. Read the comhra on page 143 through out the week!

Finally, Aonad 30 in F&F 😊 Last chapter so give it your best effort.

Please email me if you are finding it tricky, I can correct your work or send on the answers. A.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

Maths:

Practice tables using the Daily 10

This week we will look at Sporting Maths p148 and 149

And finishing our Master Your Maths Week 30 😊 Again big effort for the last week!

Religion: This week the children could read and discuss pages 85-87 in Grow in Love.

 

Art: Continue working on a piece of art based on the theme STAYING TOGETHER WHILE KEEPING APART. You can use any media you like- markers, pencils, crayons, paint. Your creation can be a 3d model or a Lego construction. Be imaginative and email pictures of your entry to your teacher. We will post a mystery prize to the winning entry from each class. The closing date is the 19th of June. Winners will be announced on 22nd of June

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or updates a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

 

Kind Regards

Ms Duggan

31.05.20

Hi Boys and Girls 😊

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend! I am putting up the work today to give you the option of working Monday and Tuesday if it suits. I got more lovely emails this week and even pictures of you enjoying the sun! I miss you all lots and glad to see you are taking advantage of being off and getting out in this great weather. Please keep updating me it is so nice to get the emails. a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

English:

We will be continuing on with our Novel read Chapters 10, 11 &12 I am curious to know what you all think of it so far, send me an email and let me know!

https://www.beasleyac.org/ourpages/auto/2011/9/7/53584980/The%20Boy%20in%20the%20Striped%20Pajamas.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1Sp4xtlWOFWdj6F-_Vx8zRbAtRCeNL1hgcc34DW5W5OcxuH1-JKQDwlnU

https://youtu.be/kdjvCcq-4gg

When you have read the chapters, answer the following questions in your copy. (You might like to spread is out over the week!)

Chapter 7

  1. Describe the one person Bruno knew to be mad.
  2. What does Bruno do to entertain himself?
  3. What is Bruno’s opinion of Lieutenant Kotler?
  4. How does Gretel act around Lieutenant Kotler?
  5. How does Lieutenant Kotler treat Bruno?
  6. How does Lieutenant Kotler treat Pavel?
  7. How does Bruno feel when Lieutenant Kotler treats Pavel like this?
  8. How does Bruno injure himself?
  9. Describe Bruno’s injury.
  10. Who looks after him and what do they do?

Chapter 8

  1. Describe Bruno’s grandparents.
  2. How did his grandmother spend time with the children?
  3. Why was Bruno’s grandmother disappointed when Bruno’s father became Commandant? Use quotation in your answer.

Chapter 9

  1. What change happens at Out-With?
  2. Describe Herr Liszt.
  3. What makes Bruno decide to go exploring?
  4. What does Bruno see happening in the camp?
  5. What does Bruno try not to think about as he goes exploring?

Spellings this week:

Scant, Distant, Servant, Important, Vacant, Instant

Gaeilge:

This week we will ‘Súil Siar!’ page 138 and 139 This is all revision so if you look back in the book it will help you to complete these activities.

Please email me if you are finding it tricky, I can correct your work or send on the answers. A.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

Maths:

Practice tables using the Daily 10

This week we will continue to look at operations and complete Planet Maths p154 and 155. Remember – if there are brackets used in a sum, complete what is inside the bracket first. If there are no brackets, complete the operation working from left to right.

Religion: This week the children could read and discuss pages 82-84 in Grow in Love.

Art: Continue working on a piece of art based on the theme STAYING TOGETHER WHILE KEEPING APART. You can use any media you like- markers, pencils, crayons, paint. Your creation can be a 3d model or a Lego construction. Be imaginative and email pictures of your entry to your teacher. We will post a mystery prize to the winning entry from each class. The closing date is the 19th of June. Winners will be announced on 22nd of June

 

Enjoy the beautiful weather and remember all work is suggested please don’t put yourself or your family under any unnecessary pressure. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or updates a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

 

Kind Regards

Ms Duggan

25.05.20

Hi All 😊

Last week of May already! I have put together some suggestions again for this week of your core subjects followed by some Religion and Art. Thanks so much to everyone who has emailed me, it is lovely to keep in contact. Some children even wrote their own emails to check in, which is a great idea 😊 I would love to hear from more of you a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

Kind Regards

Aoife Duggan

English:

We will be continuing on with our Novel read Chapters 7, 8 & 9. I am curious to know what you all think of it so far, send me an email and let me know!

https://www.beasleyac.org/ourpages/auto/2011/9/7/53584980/The%20Boy%20in%20the%20Striped%20Pajamas.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1Sp4xtlWOFWdj6F-_Vx8zRbAtRCeNL1hgcc34DW5W5OcxuH1-JKQDwlnU

https://youtu.be/kdjvCcq-4gg

When you have read the chapters, answer the following questions in your copy. (You might like to spread is out over the week!)

Chapter 4

  1. What did the children see when they looked out the window?
  2. How did Gretel explain what she saw in front of her?
  3. Why did Bruno not agree with Gretel’s explanation?
  4. How were the soldiers treating the children?
  5. What sort of place was the camp, do you think?
  6. Why do you think all the people were wearing the same clothes?
  7. Which bedroom would you prefer? Why?

Chapter 5

  1. How was the family transported to their new home?
  2. What was odd about the train station?
  3. How was Bruno’s father different to other soldiers that stood downstairs in the house?
  4. Why did Bruno’s father dismiss the other men?
  5. Why, do you think, was Bruno’s father’s office nicer than the other rooms in the house?
  6. Do you think Bruno has a nice father? Give a reason for your answer
  7. What might Bruno’s father have meant when he said that the people outside were not really people at all?
  8. Do you agree with Bruno’s father that home is where your family is? Explain your answer

Chapter 6

  1. Why was Bruno talking to himself in his room?
  2. Why did Bruno value Maria’s opinion?
  3. What kind thing did Bruno’s father do for Maria?
  4. How did Gretel treat Maria in comparison to the way Bruno treated her?
  5. Why did Maria advise Bruno to keep quiet about his dislike of the place, do you think?
  6. What thoughts to you think were racing through Bruno’s head as he ran away from the house?
  7. Do you think the title of this chapter is a good one? Why/Why not?

 

Spellings this week:

Preparatory Satisfactory Laboratory Observatory Introductory Contributory

Gaeilge:

  • We will finish the theme An Aimsir this week. Continue to encourage the children to use some of the vocabulary for this theme from the vocabulary sheet in their daily lives maybe doing a daily weather report. If you were not able to print this sheet out and stick it in the hardback copy, the children could write some more of the words and phrases in this week.
  • They can read the ‘comhrá’ on page 133 of Abair Liom daily. This comhrá is read aloud in the resources section of the Folens website. In school the children like to act out these conversations. Maybe they could try this at home with a family member.
  • Children can complete the following written activities p132 C, p133 F, p135 H and p136 J
  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Aonad 29

Maths:

Practice tables using the Daily 10

This week we will look at operations and complete Planet Maths p152 and 153. Remember – if there are brackets used in a sum, complete what is inside the bracket first. If there are no brackets, complete the operation working from left to right.

Religion: This week the children could read and discuss pages 79-81 in Grow in Love.

Art: We are launching a competition this week! We are calling on all children in 3rd and 4th class to start working on a piece of art based on the theme STAYING TOGETHER WHILE KEEPING APART. You can use any media you like- markers, pencils, crayons, paint. Your creation can be a 3d model or a Lego construction. Be imaginative and email pictures of your entry to your teacher. We will post a mystery prize to the winning entry from each class. The closing date is the 19th of June. Winners will be announced on 22nd of June

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or updates a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

Kind Regards

Ms Duggan

17/05/20

Hi Parents & Kids,

Hope you all had a nice weekend and enjoyed the weather! Let me know how you are finding the novel 😊 I received lots of lovely emails from parents and children this week, it was so nice to hear from you all.

English:

I hope you’re enjoyed our book so far. This week we will continue to read on to chapters 4, 5 and 6. This is 22 pages, which may seem like a lot but I want to make sure we finish it before the end of the school year. If you read 4-5 pages a day you’ll stay on track!

https://www.beasleyac.org/ourpages/auto/2011/9/7/53584980/The%20Boy%20in%20the%20Striped%20Pajamas.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1Sp4xtlWOFWdj6F-_Vx8zRbAtRCeNL1hgcc34DW5W5OcxuH1-JKQDwlnU

https://youtu.be/kdjvCcq-4gg

When you’ve read the chapters, answer the following questions in your copy or orally to someone at home.

Chapter 1

  1. How do we know Bruno’s family are rich?
  2. What is Maria (the maid) doing as the story begins?
  3. How does his mother look on this occasion?
  4. Why do the family have to move?
  5. Why does Bruno not want to leave?
  6. What kind of person do you imagine Bruno’s father to be?

Activity Discussion: What are your favourite things about your home and local area?

Chapter 2

  1. Describe Bruno’s old house in Berlin.
  2. Describe Bruno’s new house.
  3. What does Bruno think of his father’s job?
  4. Describe the young soldier Bruno sees on the stairs.

Activity Draw a picture of the young soldier Bruno sees on the stairs.

Chapter 3

  1. Describe Gretel, Bruno’s sister.
  2. How well do Bruno and Gretel get on?
  3. What is the name of their new house?

Activity Use three adjectives (describing words) to describe the relationship Bruno has with his sister Gretel.

We will continue to look at procedural writing.

Read over the Magic Trick on page 54(A) in EYE. We did this is class, but it is a fun activity to try out at home.  Write about a trick you played on someone page 54 B.

Spellings: Category, Directory, Inventory, Accessory, Dormitory, Compulsory

Gaeilge:

  • Children should continue to practice comhrá for a few minutes daily, using the vocabulary sheet.
  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Aonad 28
  • Abair Liom pg 128

G- Listen to the audio on the folens website and either write or draw the weather for each morning and afternoon daily.

I – Listen to the poem on the folens website and say it out loud each day 

Maths:

Practice tables using the Daily 10

Children can complete Unit 29

The answers for MYM are in this PDF. https://my.cjfallon.ie/ebooks/23395.pdf

Monday- Thursday Answers on page 30 Test answers page 35

This week we’re looking at the topic of time again. This is a subject area that children can find tricky. You could ask your child to look up bus, train and TV timetables for specific information. They could look at expiry dates on food and work out how many days are left or calculate the number of days between 2 people’s birthdays.

Planet Maths page 143-147 you might like to choose something from each page each day or maybe set a time and see how much you can get through as the week goes on if you are feeling confident.

SESE: Last week you did a brainstorm on everything you know about Germany. This week you can read Unlocking SESE pg146&147 and make a note of 3 more VIPS in your hardback.

Religion: This week the children could read and discuss pages 76-78 in Grow in Love.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or updates a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

Kind Regards

Ms Duggan

 

11/05/20

Hi all 😊

I hope everyone is good. Here is your work suggestions for this week. Please remember each household is different and it is just a suggestion. Finally, if you’re looking for the resources in Abair Liom or Planet Maths, just search for the ebook on the Folens website. Go to the page you need and at the bottom of the page you will see a number. When you click on that number the resources for the page you’re looking at can be found. I hope that’s not too confusing – please email me and I can explain it if you need me to.

English:

I know you were all looking forward to our novel this year – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas so we’re going to start it this week! Here are links to a PDF version and an audio version on YouTube if you would prefer to listen to it. Read chapters 1,2&3 (pgs 4-20). You might like to read 3-4 pages each day.

https://www.beasleyac.org/ourpages/auto/2011/9/7/53584980/The%20Boy%20in%20the%20Striped%20Pajamas.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1Sp4xtlWOFWdj6F-_Vx8zRbAtRCeNL1hgcc34DW5W5OcxuH1-JKQDwlnU

https://youtu.be/kdjvCcq-4gg

Spellings: Story, history, victory, factory, theory, territory.

Put those words into sentences or dictionary words! Only 6 this week as there is plenty of reading to be done 😊

Continue onto the next page in ‘Write on’

Gaeilge:

  • Children should continue to practice comhrá for a few minutes daily, using the vocabulary sheet.
  • Fuaimeanna & Focail Aonad 27
  • Abair Liom p127 F (Remember you can click the resources button at the end of the page on the ebook for help here! Email me if you are stuck) p129 J

Maths:

4th Class: Practice tables using the Daily 10

Master your Maths week 28 😊

(The answers can be found on the cjfallon website https://my.cjfallon.ie/ebooks/23395.pdf page 30 for this weeks)

This week we are moving onto Number sentences. Look for patterns in the world around you – either in your home or outside. Have a look at the Planet Maths ebook on www.folensonline.ie there are a few fun games and resources at the end of the pages. (If you can’t find them just email me)

SESE: Last week you did a brainstorm on everything you know about Germany. This week you can read Unlocking SESE pg142-145 and make a note of 3 VIPS in your hardback.

Religion: This week the children could take a look at pages 73-75 in Grow in Love.

I have loved all the emails and pictures over the last few weeks! Keep me updated and any questions at all just ask 😊 a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

Kind Regards,

Ms Duggan

 

03/04/20

Dear Parents,

Due to the bank holiday on Monday and the planned school closure on Tuesday, I will give a reduced amount of work this week. As usual I would urge you to find a system that works for your family situation. For some, that might mean stretching the work over five days and sticking to an established routine. Others might wish to take a break from schoolwork on Monday and Tuesday as planned.

English:

  • This year we studied Persuasive Writing and Explanatory Writing. The children also created their own pieces of writing from each of these genres. Our next genre is Procedural Writing, try out p44 in Exercise your English

Gaeilge:

  • We will continue with the theme ‘An Aimsir’ this week. Children should try to give a short weather report to the family each day using the vocabulary sheet from last week. You could ask them: Cén sort aimsir atá ann inniu? (What is the weather like today?).
  • They can practice their Irish reading daily using the content on page 125 of Abair Liom. This Comhrá is read aloud in the resources section of the Folens website. In school the children like to act out these conversations. Maybe they could try this at home with family members. Children can finish activities that they may not have had a chance to complete on p125 and 126.
  • Try write out ‘Bris’ in the Aimsir Láithreach and use it in sentences also. You will find a page to help you in Abair Liom p182 and the children have notes in their Gaeilge hardback.

Maths:

On shorter weeks it’s a good idea to revise tables, especially division tables covered to date try focus on whichever tables you find trickiest. Daily 10 is a great way to practice).

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

We also play Countdown in class and it’s a great way to revise all of the operations. The children were getting very good at it so if you would like to play you can find it on this link

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=countdowntimerv3

There are some Mental Maths Revision activities on pages 172 and 173 of Planet Maths. These could be completed this week.

SESE: We are going to start learning about Germany so brainstorm everything you know about Germany on a page in your copy and next week we’ll read more about it.

Religion: This week the children could take a look at pages 70-72 in Grow in Love.

Try to get outside every day even if the sun isn’t shining and keep up all of the other activities you are engaging in. I am delighted to hear about some of things you’re getting up to – gardening, baking, cooking, painting and building! You can contact me at a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie if you need any further suggestions or if you would like to share any of your child’s work.

Kind Regards,

Ms Duggan

 

27/4/20

Hi Children 🙂 Hope you all had a nice weekend. It was lovely to hear from some of you last week. I have put together some work suggestions for this week and you could keep an eye on the School Hub again if you’d like.

English: Reading Zone Unit 26

  • Monday- Read story p106-107 and A1-5
  • Tuesday- B (Full sentences) and C (just words)
  • Wednesday- D Finish the sentences 
  • Thursday- E Grammar
  • Friday- F & G

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Gaeilge: F+F Aonad 26  p79-81. We will be sticking with our theme of Aimsir this week. Use this as a good opportunity to brush up on your vocab using your Irish Hardback.

  • Monday- F+F A & B agus ‘Scríobh Nuacht agus an Aimsir’
  • Tuesday-F+F C & D, Scríobh comrhá faoi an Aimsir (Write a conversation about the weather, act it out at home for an audience!) 
  • Wednesday-F+F E & F, Twinkl Sheet https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi2-t-666-summer-garden-writing-stimulus-picture-gaeilge Write about what you see in the summer garden (You can write about your own garden if you would prefer, include the weather!)
  • Thursday-F+F G & H, Make sentences with this weeks Gaeilge spellings
  • Friday- Test yourself/Get tested at home on Spellings

Maths: MYM Week 27. Tables x5 .Planet Maths We would be moving onto 3D shapes. This is a lovely chapter to try yourself and use the things you have at home for inspiration. Think back to the lovely shape hunt we did in school and try to create you own for the 3D shapes we will look at in this chapter.

  • Monday-MYM, PM p167
  • Tuesday-MYM, PM p168
  • Wednesday-MYM, PM p169
  • Thursday-MYM, PM p170
  • Friday-MYM Test! PM p171

SESE: Continue to learn about the Maori people read and complete p106-107 Remember to take down VIP’s in your SESE hardbacks!

Art:Complete the Maori themed bookmarks attached. https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/nz2-t-195-make-your-own-kowhaiwhai-bookmarks

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Also 3D shapes from Maths gives us nice ideas for drawing and sketching if you would like to try draw some of the shapes we learned about this week.

Religion: Read on and discuss pages 67-69 at home.

PE: Keep active! Be creative, make an obstacle course at home or in the garden. Try out Joe Wicks

Remember these are all just suggestion 🙂 try your best and keep in touch!! I miss you all loads and I am loving seeing your hard work

Ms D 🙂

Aimsir

20/04/20

Good Morning Children! I hope you all had a nice break and ate plenty of chocolate 🙂 I will attach some work suggestions for the week along with a timetable for this week’s RTE Home School Hub. I know it is hard and we all miss school but just try your best to keep busy. Don’t forget you can email me at a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

English

Reading Zone Unit 25 p101-103 A Baker’s Dozen. Read the story and complete activities A-G p104-105. 

You might like to break it down like this:

  • Monday- Read story and A1-5
  • Tuesday- B (Full sentences) and C (just words)
  • Wednesday- D Finish the sentences 
  • Thursday- E Grammar
  • Friday- F & G

Spellings Unit 25 

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Gaeilge

F+F Aonad 25 p76-78. Scríobh Nuacht agus an Aimsir. Abair Liom p126 D&E p128 H p129 

  • Monday- F+F A & B agus ‘Scríobh Nuach agus an Aimsir’
  • Tuesday-F+F C & D, A.L p126 D (Write the sentences)
  • Wednesday-F+F E & F, A.L p126 E (Fill in the correct ‘ar’)
  • Thursday-F+F G & H, A.L p128 H (fix the mixed up sentence)
  • Friday- A.L p129 Léamh Dán, Test yourself/Get tested at home on Spellings

Maths

MYM Week 26. Tables x4.Planet Maths Mental Maths p102-103 and p126-127

  • Monday-MYM, PM p102
  • Tuesday-MYM, PM p103
  • Wednesday-MYM, PM p126
  • Thursday-MYM, PM p127
  • Friday-MYM Test! 

Don’t forget there are lots of cool tables apps like hit the button! 

Religion 

Read pages 64-66 in Grow in Love. Try to read a page a day.

History

This week we are going to begin to learn about Maori people! I think you will enjoy this chapter. I know we have a lot of rugby fans in our class, so you may know more about Maori people than you think! Begin with a brainstorm, what do I already know, what would I like to know, even try to predict what you think the book will teach us!

  • Read the introduction page 104 in unlocking SESE and discuss with someone if you can 🙂
  • Then move onto p105 and test yourself so far with the ‘Checkpoint’ 
  • Take notes of the things you have learned so far in your SESE hardbacks.

Art

Try to create some Maori Masks, you can see an example here http://www.craftsforkids.com/projects/900/904_1.htm

You could print the template and colour in and design it or even just copy it on a plain sheet! Have fun with the colours and designs

PE– Joe Wicks PE with Joe

 

RTE HOME SCHOOL HUB 4th Class outline

  • Monday- Art. Today we learn to make our own prints with a technique called marbling using items we can find in our own homes
  • Tuesday- Geography. Today we learn all about the 4 provinces Leinster, Munster, Ulster, Connaught
  • Wednesday- English. In English today we learn about autobiography. We learn how to write for a purpose and with a particular audience in mind (Informational-biography) We Identify key information that must be included in a biography/autobiography. 
  • Thursday-PE. Today we learn to appreciate that despite the current restrictions physical activity is still possible and encouraged. We do some circuit training and remember the importance of stretching
  • Friday-English. Today we learn that English has different genres and that poetry can have different rules depending on the type of poem you are writing. thumbnail_WeekOne_Schedule
  • We are R4 (4th Class!) So you will be looking at R3-R6 🙂
  • TG4 also have a school program at 10am daily

Try your best and any questions just pop me an email I would be delighted to hear from you!

Miss Duggan

A.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie

 

3/4/’20

Dear Parents,

As we are continuing to follow the school calendar, we will not be posting on the website for the two weeks of the Easter holidays. If you would like to continue with the structure of doing school work daily, we highly recommend RTE Home School Hub. We’ve been watching this week and we all agree that this programme is very educational. It is curriculum based and supported by the Department of Education. We think that the children from 3rd and 4th class would enjoy it. It is on every day at 11am and might give you a break for an hour!

We will be checking our emails from time to time over the fortnight so if you need any help, support or advice during this time feel free to contact us via the email addresses we have already posted. We would like to wish you and your children a very Happy Easter and we will be posting on the website again on Monday, 20th of April.

Kind Regards,

C. Flanagan, A. Duggan and N. Tutundjian

 

Monday 30th

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Happy Monday 🙂 Hope everyone is managing to follow all the guidelines. I know it is hard and we miss our friends and school but we will get through this. I am loving your emails and updates so keep them up a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie 

Work for 30th March – 3rd April

Maths

  • MYM Week 25
  • Planet Maths Revision pages 76 + 77 and pages 100 + 101
  • Tables  ÷2  ÷3

English 

  • Reading Zone Unit 24 pg 96 read story and complete pg 99 A-G
  • Spellings Unit 24 IMG_20200328_170653

Irish 

  • F+F Aonad 24 p73-75 ***Sorry children this is a mistake you will all have this Chapter done with Ms Fogarty, try Aonad 6 and see how you get on*** 
  • Abair Liom p 122 look at the poster in the book and read all the vocabulary. Use folensonline.ie to use the interactive poster if you have access. Complete activities on p124 A and p125 B + C. 
  • Use your vocab to practice conversation about An Aimsir

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Monday 23/3/20

Hi Boys and Girls 🙂 How is everyone coping? I have been getting some lovely emails with all the fun things you are doing to keep busy! I even got a few ideas that I will try myself.

I’m going to give you work for the whole week and see how we get on. I would suggest you spread it out like we would on a usual school day, it will pass the time nicely for you! Remember our timetable goes something like this

  • MYM
  • Maths- Planet Maths
  • Tables 

Small break

  • F+F
  • Irish- Abair Liom
  • Gaeilge comhrá 
  • English- Reading Zone
  • Spellings

Lunch 

  • SESE (History/Geography)
  • Art/Drama/Music

Reminder this is only a suggestion, there are plenty of activities you can do at home that help with learning 🙂 

Maths

  • Planet Maths p130, 131, 132
  • MYM Week 24 (One a day and Friday test)
  • Tables x2 x3 

English

  • Reading Zone Unit 23 p92 Read story complete p94-95 A-G 
  • Spellings
  • dav

Irish

  • F+F Aonad 23 p70-72 
  • Abair Liom p118 G p119 H+I p120 J p121 K
  • Remember to try to use your hardback to chat as Gaeilge at home 🙂

This is a good time to practice our project work skills. I would suggest choosing a country and do a SESE project on that country. If you have any questions or need help just send me an email 😀

 

20/3/20

Hi Boys and Girls, Hope you are keeping well and staying busy 🙂 Don’t forget I would love to see any work, stories or drawings through email a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie Here are some more suggestions for today….

Maths

  • Master Your Maths- Go Back and fill in any weeks/days you have missed up to week 23

*Active* 

  • Get even more creative with your homemade patterns. You could paint, colour or draw a pattern today!
  • Quiz someone at home on their tables, host a family table toppers game if possible 🙂

English

  • Exercise your English Re-read the Mount Everest story complete page 65 B + C
  • More DEAR time and even complete a book review on some books you have finished 
  • Continue on with your diary entries during Covid19

Irish

  • Abair Liom Lch 115 B Fíor nó Bréagach 
  • Léamh Comhrá Lch 117 E . Try to act out the Comhrá for someone at home, you could be both characters and just change your voice 🙂 

Cluichí Teanga: 

  • Deir ó Grádaigh (Simon Says) …bígí ag rith/ag snámh/ag léim etc
  • Cluiche Kim (A group of items and take one away) ‘Cad a fheiceann tú?’ ‘Feicim___’ ‘Dún do shúile’ (tóg rud amháin) agus ‘Cad atá imithe?’ ‘Tá_____ imithe?’
  • Ról imirt (role-play) an siopadóir/an dochtúir 

Geography

  • Transport-Complete a brainstorm over everything we covered on Transport. Tell someone at home about our Lamborghini’s and Double Decker buses we drew. Talk about the different ways children travel to and from school in our school and then in other schools.

History

  • Technology-Finish reading about The History of Technology in Unlocking SESE page 88-93. Host a debate at home ‘We can live without computers’ or ‘The Internet has made people stop talking’. Make it extra difficult, play rock paper scissors to decide which side you are on!

Twinkl.ie is a useful resource. They are offering free membership for parents and teachers during this time and their content covers all curricular areas. Go to http://www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS

Books 

Abair Liom, Unlocking SESE and Planet Maths all available to view on www.folensonline.ie

 

 

19/3/20

Dear Parents,

I will be putting together suggestions of work for your children to complete at home, I am mindful of the challenges people may be facing in the coming weeks and do not want to add stress or pressure for you or your children. I would hope that children would engage in the process independently for the most part using a spare copy.

Please appreciate that many of the activities that children engage in at home are highly beneficial for their learning. Playing with Lego and other construction toys, playing outside, practicing their sports, pretend play, board games, reading, painting, drawing, playdoh, helping with household chores, practicing musical instruments are all educational and worthwhile activities. 

Understand that these are just suggestions- it is important that you choose an approach that works for your family. You can contact me on a.duggan@upperglanmirens.ie during the school closure if you have any questions or if you would like to share pictures of the work your child has done. 

I look forward to returning to seeing you all back at school happy and healthy

Kind regards,

Aoife Duggan

Hi Boys and Girls

All work will be done in a spare copy or in the books that we always write in (Master your Maths or Fuaimeanna agus Focail). Keep your copy neat, use red pen, ruler, cursive writing in blue pen, date and title all work. 

Maths

  • Master Your Maths- Week 23 Test.
  • https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 Practice your x12 tables. Give yourself 5 seconds to complete each question and write your answers in your copy. We have done x12 tables so if you really want to challenge yourself try 3 seconds! 
  • Planet Maths- Patterns. Draw the patterns in question C 1 on page 128 into your copy and complete the patterns. Question C 2 on page 128 you create your own patterns. Move onto page 129 question A 1-4 fill in the missing colours

*Active* 

  • Create your own pattern using items you would find at home. For example, Lego, blocks, breakfast cereal! Get creative, take a picture and get an adult to send it on to me 🙂 
  • Table toppers is a fun activity to get everyone involved at home, I bet they will all be impressed at how fast you are at them 

 English

  • Exercise your English –Page 64 Read the story about Mount Everest and answer questions A 1-8 pg 65 (Full sentences)

Irish

  • Abair Liom Lch 113 J 
  • Scríobh amach an briathar Cuir san Aimsir Chaite 

Cluichí Teanga: 

  • Deir ó Grádaigh (Simon Says) …bígí ag rith/ag snámh/ag léim etc
  • Cluiche Kim (A group of items and take one away) ‘Cad a fheiceann tú?’ ‘Feicim___’ ‘Dún do shúile’ (tóg rud amháin) agus ‘Cad atá imithe?’ ‘Tá_____ imithe?’
  • Ról imirt (role-play) an siopadóir/an dochtúir 

PE

Music

Art

Twinkl.ie is a useful resource. They are offering free membership for parents and teachers during this time and their content covers all curricular areas. Go to http://www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS

Abair Liom, Reading Zone and Planet Maths all available to view on www.folensonline.ie