I have to start by saying how impressed I am with the work that the boys are doing on a weekly basis. I know it can be difficult, but I could not be prouder of the hard work and effort each and every one of you are putting into it. I have received work, pictures, letters and even audio files from boys on a daily basis. Keep up the fantastic work. I am delighted that nearly everyone seems set up on Microsoft Teams and it is such a great way to keep in contact with the boys and you the parents as well. I look forward to hearing the news every day from the boys. Thank you as always for your continued patience and support. It is hugely appreciated and duly noted. 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. If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties with the work, please don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com or contact me on Microsoft Teams. I will be in contact with you again over the coming week. Have a great weekend.
English Spellings Irish Spellings:
tomato ocht (eight)
often ochtar (8 people)
noise bocht (poor)
autumn seacht (seven)
almost seachtar (7 people)
barrel seachtain (a week)
beggar ag teacht (coming)
across ag casachtach (coughing)
balloon ag cleachtadh (practising)
island an Nuacht (the news)
later sneachta (snow)
until ag fanacht (waiting)
scary ( Pronunciation audio file for the
curtain spellings and the Irish story will be
brought on Microsoft teams)
- A barrel is a big, wooden container.
- I heard a noise in the basement and I went to see what it was.
- My sister and I brought the dog for a walk in the park yesterday.
- A tomato is a fruit and not a vegetable.
- I’m always careful not to lose my wallet when I go out shopping.
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 3 (Who can get all the answers? Have fun!)
Here are last week’s answers. Why don’t you have a go and send me some riddles of your own?
- I’m full of keys but I can’t open any doors. What am I? A piano
- What tastes better than it smells? Your tongue
- What is always coming but never arrives? Tomorrow
- Which word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly? Incorrectly
- What has no weight but is heavy enough to sink a ship? A hole
- What has an eye but can’t see? A tornado
- What is the easiest way to double your money? Use a mirror
- What has to be broken before you can use it? An egg
- What is white when dirty and black when clean? A blackboard
- What has teeth but cannot eat?
- What is the smallest room in the world?
- What can you swallow that can also swallow you?
- What man cannot live inside a house?
- Which table doesn’t have legs?
- What wears a cap but has no head?
- Which three letters can frighten a thief away?
- Which kind of dog never bites?
- What is the largest ant in the world?
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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQuWqcVzqUU (homophone explanation)
Homophones – words that sound the same as another word but have a different meaning, and often a different spelling, e.g. blue, blew, flour, flower
This is Botty (my daughter named her). We made her using 2D & 3D shapes. Be inventive. See what you can make. I’m looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creations. Send me a picture on Microsoft Teams. Botty is getting lonely, she needs some friends.
(Look around your house and see what you can find. We used a cereal box, a hot chocolate container, lids of assorted jars , empty toilet rolls, milk carton caps and decorated her using things from our arts and crafts box)
Other games for practising tables:
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
Extra activities: Gratitude Journal: Daily activity – Write three things that you are grateful for today.
Try a family charades night. It is really important to do activities together as a family, especially fun activities.
Daily Challenge (P. E.) Work out Videos
Try to involve the whole family. Fitness is important for everyone.
Hello Survivor Kid. How are you getting on in the Amazon Rainforest? You should be well on your journey by now. Have you packed all your essentials? You have one last chance to go shopping at the Adventure mart. Get everything you will need but your budget is only €300. What will you buy (Use the sheet below to help). Your next mission when you are deep inside the jungle is to build a shelter for yourself. (Use the sheet below to help)
https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t2-t-138-new-homelessness-build-a-shelter (Just use the design a shelter page)
Facts/Tips: In the regions of the world that are close to the equator, the number of daylight and night are approximately equal. If you are to survive the rainforest, it is essential to build some type of shelter before nightfall. Due to the immense amount of rainfall, it is a good idea to build your shelter in an elevated area. Water runs down hills. Building your shelter at the bottom of the hill can lead to flooding. Try to build your shelter up off the ground. This also helps you to avoid insects and other types of jungle creatures.
May is the month that we celebrate Mary. Why not create an altar? Use the stained glass window template below to decorate your altar. Here’s an idea below.
History: Life in the Stone Age
We will be learning about Life in the Stone Age over the next few weeks. To become familiar with that period of time, we need to first learn about the people, their food and their homes during this period. We will use this week to become familiar with these details, before we start doing activities related to this topic. Please read the PowerPoint information below.
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 3: Other types of Bullying:
Your child should be able to recognise and understand what we mean by identity based bullying;
Bullying of children with special needs
Discuss the importance of never keeping secrets about bullying behaviour.
Discuss how people are bullied because they are considered to be different – they are bullied because of their identity.
Can you think of how someone might be bullied because of their identity? (making fun or mimicking physical appearance or speech/refusing to work or play with someone or sit next to them/physical threats or attacks/insulting someone’s family)
Remind your son that it is never their fault if they are bullied and that they should always tell an adult if they are bullied or if it is happening to someone they know.
Fun and simple art activities that you can be trying over the next few weeks:
The Weeknd – Blinding Lights.
Everyone is learning a dance routine to this song at the moment. Can you learn the routine or create your own one. You never know, I may just learn the dance myself too. You never know what might pop up on Microsoft Teams.
Once again, this work is only a guide. Please do not feel under any pressure. 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 week and take care.