Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Hindu God Mini Project information

Hindu God Mini Project:

The project will be due next Tuesday. I won't give homework til after the projects are handed in on Tuesday.

The children have all chosen a Hindu God already in class that they will do their mini project on.

The mini project should be no more than an A4 page long.

This A4 page can be typed or written. There is no need for the children to write/ type too much information. Try and encourage the kids to find information about their God and put it into their own words.  

The information that they should have included is:

1. Name of the God.

2. What they are the God of.

3. A little bit about the God's story.

4. One or two interesting facts about them

5. A few pictures/ drawings.

The most useful site is www.kidrex.org for finding information on each god.

This padlet is also full of useful information about the gods: https://padlet.com/belmeyneetbrian/mbg2x24qqo9l

homework (30/01/17 to 03/02/17)

homework (30/01/17 to 03/02/17)

*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: See about novel.

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

English spellings
Avoidable                                 cartún
Available                                  teilifís
dependable                              clár cainte
lovable                                     clár ceoil
enjoyable                                 clár spóirt
irritable
comfortable
miserable
disposable
profitable


Learn Together: There will be a mini project being done on the Hindu God's also across the next week.

English writing: See about novel.

Maths sheet on fractions. Hi guys, Again this is a tough concept. If you can will you give them a hand with fractions it would be great. It was our first week with the concept so this week will be better.

Maths: Tables Champion p23. (checkup two)

Irish Reading: p64 - 67 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)

Hindu Gods Padlet

https://padlet.com/belmeyneetbrian/mbg2x24qqo9l  - padlet on Hindu Gods.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Novel Chapter 2 Oral Questions

Hi guys, totally forgot to send out questions to ask today. Find oral questions below. Tonight the children are answering the questions orally about Ch 2 "Strange Meeting".
1. Name three things the narrator notices about the old lady when he first meets her in the rain.
2. How does the old lady describe her dog, Jack, so as not to worry the narrator?
3. Why does the old lady’s house look as if it has ‘grown out of the ground’?
4. Who do you think Bertie is?
5. Describe how you think the narrator feels as he sits in Millie’s kitchen.
6. Think of any books you have read or films you have watched that had African animals in them. Write about them.

Monday, 23 January 2017

All about the class novel

The Butterfly Lion
Over the next 8 weeks we will be reading a class novel. The work we will be doing will cover all strand units of the English curriculum- Reading, writing and oral language.
 The objectives of doing this novel are;
  • ·         Develop confidence and competence at reading fluency.
  • ·         Read for enjoyment.
  • ·         Increase understanding of challenging vocabulary.
  • ·         Become more confident finding words in a dictionary.
  • ·         Improve presentation of written work.
  • ·         Give their thoughts and opinions on a novel.
  • ·         Give their thoughts and opinions on characters in a novel.
  • ·         Answer a range of comprehension questions.
  • ·         Write a character profile.
  • ·         Write a book report.
The children will meet these objectives in class and through nightly homework.
Some children will find aspects of the reading challenging. If you wish you may do shared reading- where you and your child both read together/read every second paragraph. They still will be able to hear the new vocabulary, increase their comprehension skills and read for enjoyment. If the novel is still causing difficulty, please let me know.

Reading homework
                        Monday                                                                       Wednesday
Week 1
Chilblains and Semolina Pudding
Strange meeting
Week 2
Timbavati
(No new chapter)
Week 3
Bertie and Lion
Running free
Week 4
The Frenchman
Strawbridge
Week 5
And all’s well
(No new chapter)
Week 6
A lot of old codswallop
(No new chapter)
Week 7
The white prince
A miracle
Week 8
The Butterfly Lion
And the lion shall…….


Writing homework
The written homework each week will be based on the chapters read that week. Please repeat the dictionary and sentence work each week for each new chapter. Make sure that the children are presenting their work well each night. As well as increasing confidence and competence in vocabulary, the children should also be working to continue to improve the presentation of their work.

                              Monday                                                                      Wednesday
Week 1
Chilblains and Semolina Pudding
-Put 3 new words into a written sentence
-Find the meaning of 3 words in your dictionary and write the definition in your copy
Strange meeting
-Put 3 new words into a written sentence 
-Find the meaning of 3 words in your dictionary and write the definition in your copy
Week 2
Timbavati
(Repeat as above)

(No new chapter)
Use words from chapter3
Week 3
Bertie and Lion
Running free
Week 4
The Frenchman
Strawbridge
Week 5
And all’s well
(No new chapter)
Week 6
A lot of old codswallop
(No new chapter)
Week 7
The white prince
A miracle
Week 8
The Butterfly Lion
And the lion shall…….

Oral Language
Please find questions based on each chapter attached. They need to be answered each week orally after each chapter is read. I would suggest that you focus on reading the chapter on a Monday and then discuss the corresponding comprehension questions on a Tuesday. Likewise focus on reading the chapter on a Wednesday and then answering the comprehension questions on a Thursday. As I say to the class comprehension questions aren’t a memory test- The child can scan back through the chapter if required to help them find an answer. We will review these questions in school also.
                                Tuesday                                                                                               Thursday
Week 1
Chilblains and Semolina Pudding
Strange meeting
Week 2
Timbavati
(No new chapter)
Week 3
Bertie and Lion
Running free
Week 4
The Frenchman
Strawbridge
Week 5
And all’s well
(No new chapter)
Week 6
A lot of old codswallop
(No new chapter)
Week 7
The white prince
A miracle
Week 8
The Butterfly Lion
And the lion shall…….

homework (23/01/17 to 27/01/17)

homework (23/01/17 to 27/01/17)

*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.

English Reading: See about novel.

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

English Spellings:                    Irish spellings:
Useless                                       An Luan (Monday)
Helpless                                      An Mháirt (Tuesday)
Endless                                       An Chéadaoin (Wednesday)
Flawless                                     An Déardaoin (Thursday)
Worthless                                   An Aoine (Friday)
Fearless
Harmless
Speechless
Careless
Bottomless

English writing: See about novel.

Maths sheet on division. Hi guys, lots of children had trouble with this sheet last week. If you can will you give them a hand with division. It was our first week with the concept so this week will be better.

Maths: Tables Champion p27. (multiplication x7)

Irish Reading: p64 - 67 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, 16 January 2017

Lost and Found (please have a look!!)

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homework (16/01/17 to 20/01/17)

homework (16/01/17 to 20/01/17)

*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.

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:
Sneeze                                       An tEarrach (Spring)
Ooze                                          An Samhradh (Summer)
Cheese                                       An Fómhar (Autumn)
Choose                                       An Geimhreadh (Winter)
Browser                                     Ceomhar (Foggy)                              
Pause 
Disease
Praise
Noise
Freeze

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  A and An. 

Maths sheet on division. Hi guys, lots of children had trouble with this sheet last week. If you can will you give them a hand with division. It was our first week with the concept so this week will be better.

Maths: Tables Champion p26. (multiplication x9)

Irish Reading: p60 - 63 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, 9 January 2017

homework (09/01/17 to 13/01/17)

homework (09/01/17 to 13/01/17)

*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.

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:
Easy                                          Grianmhar (sunny)
Busy                                          Te (hot)
Nose                                          Fuar (cold)
Result                                        Fliuch (wet)
Prison                                        Gaofar (windy)
Positive                                     Spéir (sky)
Misery
President
Raspberry
Present

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  A and An.

Maths sheet on division. This is a new topic so children may have problems with this this week. I will put up an adult support sheet for this topic soon to aid you in helping your child 

Maths: Tables Champion p25. (multiplication x6)

Irish Reading: p55 - 59 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...