I hope that everyone had a good week. Again it was lovely to talk to most of you during the week and hear that everyone is doing so well, considering the strange and unusual times we find ourselves in. I was so impressed with the work that the boys posted to me on Microsoft Teams. I’m so proud of all the work and effort you are putting in boys. Keep up the fantastic work. Once again I would like to thank you, the parents for your continued cooperation, patience and support. It is hugely appreciated. You are doing a fantastic job with the boys and you should be very proud of yourselves. Remember that the work given is only there as a guide and if it is proving stressful in any way, please take a break from it. A lot of the activities are extra. Monday is a bank holiday so you can space the work out over the week. If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties with the work, please don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me on Microsoft Teams. I will be in contact with you again over the coming week. Have a great bank holiday weekend and hopefully the sun will make an appearance.
English Spellings Irish Spellings:
hour luch (a mouse)
our loch (a pond)
would mo chóta (my coat)
wood salach (dirty)
their fliuch (wet)
there cheannaigh mé (I bought)
write féach (to look)
right d’fhéach (I looked)
knew níor fhéach (I didn’t look)
new chan sé (he sang)
won chas sí (she turned)
one chnag sí (she knocked)
- There are a lot of dogs living in my park.
- I knew I wanted the bicycle when I saw it in the shop.
- I write down my homework every day in my journal.
- I won first place in the writing competition.
- The word blew rhymes with the word flew.
Creative Writing (Letter Writing):
I was so impressed with the letters that I received this week for St. Luke’s Nursing Home. I could not be prouder of the hard work and effort you put in to it. Following on from that theme, I thought it would be a lovely idea to write a letter to a friend in your class. I have paired you off with another boy in the class, so look below to find out who you will be writing to this week. The letter template is below for you to use again. If you would like to post your letters up on Microsoft Teams, I can save the image and send the letter to your friend. You can talk about the following things in your letter:
What activities have you been up to?
Which activity have you enjoyed the most?
Have you learned any new skills during this time?
What are you most looking forward to doing when this is all over?
While it’s important to talk about your own news, make sure that you ask your friend some questions about themselves too.
Kacper & Ose
Jonathan & Aaron B.
Donnacha & Angelo
James & Seán
Jayden & Aaron H.
Darragh K. & Cillian
Ryan & Amaan
Ciaran & Max
Cornel & Callum
Rhys & Ryan
Jake S. & Mohammed
Speak on the Topics. This week again, I would like you to pick one of the topics in the box below and speak about this topic out loud, using the words and phrases to help you. You can send an audio file back to me, if you wish to do so.
Riddles: Round 2 (Who can get all the answers? Have fun!)
Here are last week’s answers
- What goes up and down but does not move? Stairs
- Where do you find an ocean with no water? On a map
- What gets bigger the more you take away? A hole
- What can you catch but never throw? A cold
- What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it? Short
- What has hands but cannot clap? A clock
- What stays where it is when it goes off? An alarm clock
- What goes up and doesn’t come back down? Age
- What gets wetter as it dries? A towel
- I’m full of keys but I can’t open any doors. What am I?
- What tastes better than it smells?
- What is always coming but never arrives?
- Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly?
- What has no weight but is heavy enough to sink a ship?
- What has an eye but can’t see?
- What is the easiest way to double your money?
- What has to be broken before you can use it?
- What is white when dirty and black when clean?
Irish Questions (Meanings):
Cé? – Who? Cathain? – When? Cén fáth? – Why?
Cad? – What? Cén t-am? – What time? Conas? – How?
Céard? – What? Cá/Cár? – Where? Cé mhéad? – How much?
Links from the table above:
Synonyms – words that have similar meanings e.g. sick – ill
English Activity: Synonyms
Can you find other words for ‘sad’ in the paragraph below?
There once was a miserable clown called Bobo, who naturally couldn’t get a job in the circus. What circus would hire a gloomy, unhappy clown? The poor clown was heartbroken, you see. He was grief-stricken when his little rag doll got crushed by a passing lorry. The accident caused the doll to look glum, down and dirty. Bobo, as a result, was very pessimistic about life and gloomy that he could do nothing to repair his precious doll. He was wistful for a while until he realised all he needed to do was give her a wash!
Can you create your own story with the ‘sad’ words
https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi-gl-53577-food-activity-pack-gaeilge (in the folder click on Presentation 1 and Presentation 2 to go over food words)
https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t2-m-17412-year-4-addition-and-subtraction-homework-tasks-with-adult-support-activity-pack (you will find all the worksheets in this pack)
Other useful websites/ideas:
www.topmarks.co.uk (the daily 10 mental maths is a fabulous resource)
www.twinkl.ie (free resources for a month)
RTE School Hub – Mon – Fri @ 11 (definitely worth watching)
Will Sliney -a drawing a day challenge
The Body Coach TV workouts (youtube 9 a.m. Monday – Friday
Gratitude Journal: Daily activity – Write three things that you are grateful for today.
Family Night Ideas: (Try one of these activities with your family)
Movie night/Make your own pizza, backyard camping, dance party, creative video, play charades, family art night/family dinner at the restaurant/children’s choice
Daily Challenge (P. E.)
You are a survivor kid. There is nothing you like more than danger and adventure. After making world news by becoming the youngest kid to explore the ocean floor, you have decided to take on another challenge. You will be dropped off in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil and be challenged to survive for five days using only what you can carry in your backpack. In order to survive, you must be prepared for five big things; you must know how to find water, build a shelter, survive alongside your animal friends, understand where you are and where you are going, and avoid being eaten alive by bugs. Below are some activity pages to get you started on your journey. Good luck!
Double-click the above icon to open the worksheets, and then print and fill them out.
Stay Safe program: (Revision)
You can click on Teacher Resources and access the lessons and the resources (3rd and 4th class lessons)
Topic 2 Friendship and Bullying Lesson 2: What is Bullying?:
Discuss with your child about the term ‘bullying’ and how bullying is hurtful, repeated and deliberate.
Watch the video, ‘Do you want to be on my team?’ and answer the questions afterwards; (Tr 4)
- What happened in this video?
- How do you think Jason feels when Michael says he is ‘useless’ at football?
- When we deliberately leave others out, what do we call it?
- What could Kevin have done differently?
- What could Michael have done differently?
- Could Jason have done anything to help himself?
Fun and simple art activities that you can be trying over the next few weeks:
This is such a fantastic video. It’s amazing what creations you can make by only using your hand.
Rainforest craft ideas
Simple Science Experiment:
Exploding Lunch Bag Experiment
Fun and simple art activities that you can be trying over the next few weeks:
Please look after yourself and your family. While schoolwork is important, be sure you make time for the fun things too. Stay safe and I hope to meet you all again very soon. Have a good bank holiday weekend and take care.