Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Seasonal play songs

We wish you a Merry Christmas


We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Glad tidings I bring
To you and your kin
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year

We want some milk and cookies
We want some milk and cookies
We want some milk and cookies
Please bring it right here
Glad tidings I bring
To you and your kin
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year

We won't go until we get some
We won't go until we get some
We won't go until we get some
So bring it out here
Glad tidings I bring
To you and your kin
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Glad tidings I bring
To you and your kin
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year



Rudolph the Red Nosed Raindeer
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won't you guide my sleigh tonight?"

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you'll go down in history!



Jingle Bell Rock


Jingle bell, jingle bell
Jingle bell rock
Jingle bell swing
And jingle bells ring
Snowin' and blowin'
Up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun.

Jingle bell, jingle bell
Jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in
Jingle bell time
Dancin' and prancin'
In jingle bell square
In the frosty air.

What a bright time
It's the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell, time
Is a swell time
To go glidin' in a
One horse sleigh.

Giddy-up, jingle horse
Pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and mingle
In a jinglin' beat

That's the jingle bell rock.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Seasonal play!

The Elves and the Shoemaker.
Introduction: Welcome to our winter show. We are going to tell you the story of the elves and the shoemaker. We hope you enjoy it.

Narrator 2: It was Christmas week. The shoemaker and his wife were working in their shop. Outside everyone was preparing for Christmas. People were shopping, buying gifts and listening to Carol Singers.

Some Carol Singing Rudolph the red nosed raindeer

Shoemaker: Did you hear that. Carol Singers. Christmas is coming. Perhaps business will get better when people start buying presents.

Wife: I hope so.

Shoemaker: If I sell a pair of shoes tomorrow I will be able to buy enough food for a nice Christmas dinner. I will try to buy you a present also.

Wife: I don't want a present, a nice Christmas meal will make me happy. My Christmas wish is that everyone will have enough to eat this Christmas. This leather will be enough to make a beautiful pair of shoes. It's getting late, let's finish up.

Shoemaker: I will just finish cutting this leather. I will make the shoes in the morning.

Narrator 2: The shoemaker and his wife went home. During the night some elves arrived in the workshop.

Elf 1: My feet are freezing.

Elf 2: Let's warm ourselves by the fire.

Elf 3: If we are going to stay here to keep warm, we should leave the householders a present.

Elf 4: But we haven't any money to buy them a present.

Elf 5: There must be something we can do. We can show them we are thankful in another way.

Elf 6: Look at that leather. We can help them and say thanks by making a pair of shoes.

All: We'll tap, tap, tap all night
       We'll tap and tap with all our might.

Narrator 1: The next morning the shoemaker and his wife came downstairs.

Wife: These are the best pair of shoes you have ever made.

Shoemaker: I didn't make these.

Wife: They are beautiful, perfect, elegant, amazing. You must have been up so late working on these?

Shoemaker: I didn't make these!

Wife: Oh I just love them. Maybe I'll just keep them.....

Shoemaker: Give me those... You already have 3 pairs that look exactly like these... I will put them in the window.

Customer: Can I have the shoes in the window please. They are beautiful.

Wife: Well......

Shoemaker: Of course. Here you go. Merry Christmas.

Shoemaker: Great. I have enough money to go buy more leather. I think I will be able to make a pair just as nice as those.

Returns with leather

Shoemaker: It's getting late. I will cut the leather and make the shoes tomorrow. Turn up the radio 
please. This is my favourite Christmas song. (Whole class sing a song) Jingle bell rock

Elves: We'll tap, tap, tap all night
           We'll tap and tap with all our might.

Wife: Wow. Another beautiful pair of shoes. When did you make these?

Shoemaker: I didn't. I will put them on the window.

Customer 2: Can I have those shoes on the window. I am going to spend Christmas with my sister. I know she will love them.

Shoemaker: Look! Now we have enough money for a beautiful Christmas dinner and to buy more leather.

Wife: It's a miracle. My Christmas wish came through. We need to find out who has been helping us. Let’s sleep downstairs tonight.

Enter Elves

Elf 1: It's so warm again in here. This is way better than the cold woods. Let’s get down to work.

All: We'll tap, tap, tap all night
       We'll tap and tap with all our might.

Wife: O look at them. They are brilliant! They have helped us so much. How can we thank them?

Shoemaker: I spent all of our money on food and leather. I wish we could afford to get them something.

Wife: I know.... I will make them some warm clothes. I have some warm clothes upstairs. I think they will appreciate that.

Narrator: The shoe maker and his wife spent all of Christmas Eve making clothes and shoes for the elves. That night they hid again and waited for the elves to arrive.

Elf 2: Where is the leather?

Elf 3: Look! They have clothes and a card on the work table. It has our names on it.

Elf 4: Dear Elves,
Thank you so much for your excellent shoemaking. You have helped us so much. Please accept these clothes as our way of saying thanks. Please join us tomorrow for Christmas dinner. We don't have a lot but your company would make us very happy on Christmas day.

Elf 5: This is the best Christmas present ever.

All gather around the table for dinner

Shoemaker: Thank you for coming. It is great to spend Christmas with others. My Christmas wish is that everyone has someone to spend Christmas with and that no one is lonely.

Wife: My Christmas wish is that everyone has enough food to eat this Christmas.

Elf 6: Our Christmas wish is that everyone has somewhere to spend Christmas. Mrs Shoemaker, what is your favourite Christmas song?

All sing song. We wish you a merry christmas


Narrator 2: Thank you for coming to our show. We wish you all a happy Christmas. Our Christmas wish is that you will all have a Christmas filled with fun times with family and friends. 

Homework (28/11/16 to 02/12/16)

Homework (28/11/16 to 02/12/16)

*I have included a sheet into the children's homework folders. It is a checklist for the children to tick off their homework as they finish it. There are four headings; tables champion, sentences, maths sheet and grammar sheet. Only when the child has fully finished each activity can they tick it off. Every Friday the children should come in with each part ticked off.

*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 (Every week I will give out one book per week. Try and spread out book across the week, if finished the book move onto personal books) - 10 to 15 minutes.

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

English Spellings:                    Irish spellings:
Edge                                          Céard (What)
Judge                                         Conas (How)
Sledge                                       Cá bhfuil (Where)
Bridge                                       Cén fáth (Why)
Budget
Ledge
Fidget
Hedgehog
Knowledge
Porridge

English writing: Every day (monday to thursday) the children have to write one sentence, That one sentence must include three of this weeks spellings. There should be four sentences in the copy at the end of the week. (Sentence can be two words if you are struggling)

English sheet on questions.

Maths sheet on multiplication (x5) 

Maths: Tables Champion p21. (multiplication x5) Can all parents give their children a hand when doing this because they may need help. I will put the parent support sheet at the bottom for this topic!

Irish Reading: p46-49 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 C, then clicking view resources beside the page you are doing that night (it will say lch5 - this means page 5)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Letter home

22/11/2016
Dear Parent/Guardian

Please note the following information-

Student  Council Movie Night -this Thursday- 2 e per child.
·         Drop off at 6.30 to classroom and pick up at 7.45. Please note it may take a little time checking kids in and out.
·         Children may wear pj’s and bring cushions with them if they wish.
·         Children may bring a treat
·         Student Council were deciding on movies and will give me a final list tomorrow. All movies will be G and will not be PG rated movies
·         As it is dark very early we ask that children are dropped off and collected by an adult/that parents group together to organise supervision to and from the school.
Sam Maguire Cup
·         Sam is coming to the school on Thursday morning with Neil our GAA coach! If children can wear blue or Dublin colours-we will get a picture with each class grouping.

Xmas Appeal
·         The PC and the Student Council were discussing charities for this year’s appeal. The Student Council are checking up with Dublin based charities to find out what their needs are with the hope that children will donate a small item to the charity that they will choose.
·         The charities work with the homeless and we will be covering this with the children before Xmas.

Parking-
Can I remind parents not to park on the roundabout, including days when it is wet-it is very frustrating and unfair on other parents but is also a health and safety issue.



Science Week

All children were involved in different experiments and activities during Science Week.  The older children in 5th and 6th class were involved in the Intel Science Competition. They worked on their own or in groups and developed a range of projects from sound insulation ,to health/effects of diet  etc.
Huge work and more importantly practical hands on learning came from their projects as they carried out experiments and wrote up their findings . All the children were commended by the judges but in particular the judges highly commended some of the 4th class children-Diego, Daniela, Yasmin and Alicia.
Only one project progresses to the next stage. This group had a really interesting project which included coding and related to sensors and traffic lights-well done August, Narrotam, Lochlan and Vedh from Colum’s class and we hope they do well in the next round!


Marathon
The children in 6th class were involved in running a marathon over a period of time from when they came back to school and finishing up last Sunday. It was a great achievement!
Well done Karl and his class for all their hard work. This project was initiated by DCC. It was unfortunate that DCC held the final event on a Sunday as not all the children could attend for the last run, but they put in fantastic effort right throughout. Not many adults can say they ran a marathon in primary school!

The PC will be looking into a History Project based on our school/families. There will be a need for volunteers who may have some interest in history.
Topic/themes/ideas will need to be discussed but it could be a very interesting project where we learn about each other. Some staff have already expressed interest and will join the group. More info to follow
Reminder-Food Fair-St Vincent’s GAA Club, Malahide Road De 2nd-6pm-8pm-more info to follow from the Parent Council.
Thanks to the PC for their continuous hard work/support to the school

Other dates this week-
BOM meeting-tomorrow night

Staff Meeting-this Thursday straight after school

Monday, 21 November 2016

Homework (21/11/16 to 25/11/16)

Homework (21/11/16 to 25/11/16)

*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 (Every week I will give out one book per week. Try and spread out book across the week, if finished the book move onto personal books) - 10 to 15 minutes.

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

English Spellings:                    Irish spellings:
itch                                            seas (stand)
catch                                          suí (sit) 
witch                                          bí (be)
kitchen                                       dean (do)
butcher                                       téigh (go)
switch
match
stretcher
scratching

wretched


English writing: Every day (monday to thursday) the children have to write one sentence, That one sentence must include three of this weeks spellings. There should be four sentences in the copy at the end of the week. (Sentence can be two words if you are struggling)

English sheet on questions.

Maths sheet on multiplication (x8) (This is quite tough so can you give a little bit of support if struggling)

Maths: Tables Champion p20. (multiplication x8) Can all parents give their children a hand when doing this because they may need help. I will put the parent support sheet at the bottom for this topic!

Irish Reading: p42-45 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 C, then clicking view resources beside the page you are doing that night (it will say lch5 - this means page 5)

Monday, 14 November 2016

Homework (14/11/16 to 18/11/16)

Homework (14/11/16 to 18/11/16)

*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 (Every week I will give out one book per week. Try and spread out book across the week, if finished the book move onto personal books) - 10 to 15 minutes.

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

English Spellings:                    Irish spellings:
Page                                           Stair (History)
Digital                                        Gaeilge (Irish)
Margin                                       Eitic (Ethics/ Learn Together)
Engine                                       Ceol (Music)
Change                                      Bearla (English)
Magical
Strange
Genetic
Gym
Emergency


English writing: Every day (monday to thursday) the children have to write one sentence, That one sentence must include three of this weeks spellings. There should be four sentences in the copy at the end of the week. (Sentence can be two words if you are struggling)

English sheet on adjectives.

Maths sheet on multiplication (x4)

Maths: Tables Champion p19. (multiplication x4) Can all parents give their children a hand when doing this because they may need help. I will put the parent support sheet at the bottom for this topic!

Irish Reading: p38-41 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 C, then clicking view resources beside the page you are doing that night (it will say lch5 - this means page 5)

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Hi everyone, I put up the 26th of November for the due date of our projects on the blog last night by mistake, the actual due date specified in the last blog was the 9th of November. I felt, because of the confusion, it is best that I leave the due date til Thursday the 10th of November. So please have all projects in by this Thursday the 10th of November.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Homework (07/11/16 to 11/11/16)

Homework (07/11/16 to 11/11/16)

*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.

*Don't forget projects due on Wednesday the 09/11/16.

English Reading:]Sails readers (Every week I will give out one book per week. Try and spread out book across the week, if finished the book move onto personal books) - 10 to 15 minutes.

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

English Spellings:                    Irish spellings:
Space                                         Mála
Twice                                         Peann
Cancel                                        Clog
Office                                        Bord
Voice                                         Cófra
Silence
Bounce
Accident
Medicine
Race 

English writing: Every day (monday to thursday) the children have to write one sentence, That one sentence must include three of this weeks spellings. There should be four sentences in the copy at the end of the week..

Maths: Tables Champion p18. (multiplication x2) Can all parents give their children a hand when doing this because they may need help. I will put the parent support sheet at the bottom for this topic!

Irish Reading: p33-37 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 C, then clicking view resources beside the page you are doing that night (it will say lch5 - this means page 5)

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 wherev...