Monday, 15 January 2018

Homework (15/01/17)

Homework (15/01/17)

*If your child is using a homework pass can you remind them to write that in their homework copies or wherever they are doing homework so that when I'm correcting I know why they didn't do that part.

No English sentences or reading due to Japan project.

English Grammar: Sheet on conjunctions.

English Spelling and Irish spellings in spelling folder:Spread words evenly across the evenings if you can.

spellings
shorter
softer
younger
older
youngest
oldest
easier
easiest
funnier
funniest

Eanáir (Jan)
Feabhra (Feb)
Márta (Mar)
Aibreán (Apr)
Bealtaine (May)



Maths sheet - multiplication - This is quite a tough sheet. The children are having a little bit of difficulty. I am sending an email to your email addresses with sheets that will aid you in helping your child when they are doing the sheet. 

Irish grammar - 
Children to learn the past and present tense of bris and how to use it in a sentence.

Bris (To Break)
Past tense:
Bhris mé
Bhris tú
Bhris sé
Bhris sí
Ní Bhris mé
Ar Bhris mé?

Present tense: 
Briseann mé
Briseann tú
Briseann sé
Briseann sí
Ní bhriseann mé
An mbriseann mé?


Project work.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Project about Japan

As some of you know we will be having an international week that will be running from the 22nd to the 26th of January. Throughout this week we will be learning all about the different countries and cultures all around the world. The country that 4th class are focusing on for this year is Japan. We will be doing some research tomorrow (9th of January) on different aspects of Japan.

The children will be doing an individual project about Japan that is due on Friday the 19th of January.

Childrens projects should:

- Presented on an A2 or A3 sheet.
- Be written.
- Include pictures either sketched or printed off.
- Include some general information about Japan (language spoken, population, climate, capital city etc.)
- Have 2/3 sections on different topics about Japan. Examples of topics could be:
Traditions, Inventions, Technology, Clothes, Famous Landmarks, Language, Clothes, Climate, Famous people, History (Samuri, Wars etc.), Anime, Manga, Food, Money, Origami.

Homework (08/01/17)

Homework (08/01/17)

*If your child is using a homework pass can you remind them to write that in their homework copies or wherever they are doing homework so that when I'm correcting I know why they didn't do that part.

No English sentences or reading due to Japan project.

English Grammar: Sheet on comparatives and superlatives.

English Spelling and Irish spellings in spelling folder:Spread words evenly across the evenings if you can.

spellings
Chestnut
Chopstick
Earwig
Sunflower
Flowerbed
Fingernail
Skateboard
Fishfinger
Keyboard
Waterfall

Séasúr
Grian
Scamall
Báistí
Sneachta
Fuar

Maths sheet - revision look back page.

Irish grammar - 
Children to learn the past and present tense of cuir and how to use it in a sentence.

Cuir (To Put)
Past tense:
Chuir mé (I put)
Chuir tú (You put)
Chuir sé (He put)
Chuir sí (She put)
Ní chuir ____.  (Negative - didn't put)
Ar chuir ____? (Question - did you put)

Present tense: 
Cuireann mé (I put)
Cuireann tú (You put)
Cuireann sé (He put)
Cuireann sí She put)
Ní Chuireann ____. (Negative - don't put)
An gcuireann ____? (Question - Are you putting)


Project work.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Christmas Play: Robin Hood

Hi guys,

The play we are doing this year is Robin Hood. Please find below the roles and costumes that they could potentially wear. If you have something better at home that is perfectly fine:

Beggars: Normal clothes (Ragged clothes if you wish) with blankets/ towels to throw over their shoulders.

Narrators: Black clothes.

Soldiers: Camouflage costumes or soldier costumes.

Robin Hood and Merry men: Green and brown clothes/ costume.

Mother/ Son: Normal clothes.






Monday, 27 November 2017

Homework (27/11/17 - 1/12/17)

Homework (27/11/17 - 1/12/17)

*If your child is using a homework pass can you remind them to write that in their homework copies or wherever they are doing homework so that when I'm correcting I know why they didn't do that part.

English Reading: Ch. 5 Under The Hawthorn Tree.

English Writing: Dictionary work: Children to find 4 difficult words in Ch. 5. Define them in their own words and then straight after use this word in a sentence.
Eg. Affection: showing fondness for someone.
      She showed affection towards her sister when she fell in the muck.

English Grammar: Sheet on prepositions.

English Spelling and Irish spellings in spelling folder:Spread words evenly across the evenings if you can.

spellings
clap = clapped/ clapping
hop = hopped/ hopping
skip = skipped/ skipping
shop = shopped/ shopping
chat = chatted/ chatting
stop = stopped/ stopping
cry = cried/ crying
tidy = tidied/ tidying
empty = emptied/ emptying
dry = dried/ drying

Fiche (Twenty)
Tríocha (Thirty)
Daichead (Forty)
Caoga (Fifty)

Seasca (Sixty)

Maths sheet on fractions. (Some parts of this sheet are difficult. If you would like a sheet to support the children doing fractions can you email me? belmayneetbrian@gmail.com)

Irish grammar sheet and comprehension.

Irish reading: Leigh sa bhaile.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Important Information: Trip Monday 27th

Just to let you know that on Monday 27th November we will be doing our field trip 
(part of SESE / Geography) to the North Bull Island to learn about the Brent Geese. While we are there, we will :

 -  go to the interpretative center for a talk/AV with Niamh from Brent Geese project

- going out to look for the Geese with Ricky from Bird Watch Ireland

- be looking at some of the other inhabitants of the Island with Paul From Bull Island Centre.


Can you ensure that children are wearing suitable clothing for this trip.  It could be cold so please wrap up warm. I would advise to wear wellies and waterproofs if possible. Layer up! Wear warm clothes, hats, gloves, and waterproofs / Rain coat.

If you have any questions/ queries please drop me an email: belmayneetbrian@gmail.com

Monday, 13 November 2017

Homework (13/11/17 - 17/11/17)

Homework (13/11/17 - 17/11/17)

*If your child is using a homework pass can you remind them to write that in their homework copies or wherever they are doing homework so that when I'm correcting I know why they didn't do that part.

English Reading: Ch. 3 Under The Hawthorn Tree.

English Grammar: Sheet on adverbs.

English Spelling and Irish spellings in spelling folder:Spread words evenly across the evenings if you can.

spellings
fix/ fixes
box/ boxes
witch/ witches
fizz/ fizzes
bus/ buses
dress/ dresses
fish/ fishes
potato/ potatoes
tomato/ tomatoes
stitch/ stitches

hata
gúna
léine
sciorta

seaicéad

Maths sheet on lines and angles.

Irish grammar sheet on eadaí.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

No Celts project

Hi guys,

There will be no Celts project due to the Intel Mini Scientist investigations that the children will be doing.

Intel Mini Scientist

The mini scientist competition is upon us again. As most of you are aware, our school placed 2nd in Ireland in last years competition. All children participate in the science fair. The children work in groups up to 4. The school science fair will take place on Thursday, November 16th. The school science fair will be judged by Intel staff. The children have started to come up with ideas this week that need to be finalised by next week. This will give them just over 4 weeks to work and develop their ideas, build models etc. Their idea's will be on display for the whole school, as every class has an opportunity to see their work.
Time will be allocated to project work in class, but children will have to further develop their ideas and projects at home. Adults can guide, monitor and support work where necessary. I appreciate your support and patience.

More Information and criteria can be found at:
 https://www.intel.ie/content/www/ie/en/education/mini-scientist-important-stuff.html

More helpful websites to help you brain storm are:

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**Side note if any parents who work in science would like to come in during science week to give a talk or do some experiments with the class, please send me an email. You'd be very welcome!!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Homework (09/10/17 - 13/10/17)

Homework (09/10/17 - 13/10/17)

*If your child is using a homework pass can you remind them to write that in their homework copies or wherever they are doing homework so that when I'm correcting I know why they didn't do that part.

English Reading: Sails readers. (Read a bit each day. Stop at certain times throughout the story to ask questions about what has happened so far if you can)

English writing: Five super sentences with two spellings used in each sentence. Eg. It was a mistake to misplace my pencil.

English Spelling and Irish spellings in spelling folder:Spread words evenly across the evenings if you can.

spellings
midday
midnight
midsummer
midfield
midpoint
midterm
midweek
midyear
midlife
midway

Maths sheet on data. 

English Grammar sheets on adjectives.

Irish grammar sheet on postanna.

Irish Reading: p17-21  Leigh sa Bhaile.  Can parents (if you are able to) ask the children the questions that appear on the page and go through the tricky vocab in the corner. there is a parents resource page where at this website: http://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources

Use this website, by ticking Léigh sa Bhaile D, then clicking view resources beside the page you are doing that night (it will say lch5 - this means page 5)

Monday, 2 October 2017

Homework (02/10/17 - 06/10/17)

Homework (02/10/17 - 06/10/17)

*If your child is using a homework pass can you remind them to write that in their homework copies or wherever they are doing homework so that when I'm correcting I know why they didn't do that part.

English Reading: Sails readers. (Read a bit each day. Stop at certain times throughout the story to ask questions about what has happened so far if you can)

English writing: Questionnaire on new technology. *Note - No English Sentences this week.

English Spelling and Irish spellings in spelling folder:Spread words evenly across the evenings if you can.

spellings
mistake
misbehave
misuse
misplace
misled
misfire
misfit
mislay
misprint
misfortune

Bricfeasta
Dinnéar
Lón
Bainne
Uisce

Maths sheet on division. 

English Grammar sheets on adjectives.

Irish grammar sheet on the sound of á.

Irish Reading: p13-16  Leigh sa Bhaile.  Can parents (if you are able to) ask the children the questions that appear on the page and go through the tricky vocab in the corner. there is a parents resource page where at this website: http://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources

Use this website, by ticking Léigh sa Bhaile D, then clicking view resources beside the page you are doing that night (it will say lch5 - this means page 5)

Homework (15/01/17)

Homework (15/01/17) *If your child is using a homework pass can you remind them to write that in their homework copies or wherever they are...