I hope you are all keeping safe and well. Thanks you to the boys who returned work to me on Teams. The work was of a very high standard and I enjoyed reading all your projects. Well done on this.
We had a quiz along with 5th Class last Friday morning and it was a great success. We will continue with another quiz next Friday at 10am. Log in to Teams at that time and have pen and paper ready. A number of the questions over the next few Fridays will be based on current affairs and I encourage you to watch the News every day.
Please find below some suggested work for the boys over the next two weeks. During the period of closure the following work plan is suggested. The work is also uploaded to teams and I will review all work sent back to me. Otherwise the work will be reviewed and corrected on our return to school.
1. Read At Home – Daily Story
2. Brainteasers – Daily Test
3. Spellbound – One Unit per Week
Please continue all in sequential order.
Please read the following chapter. We had discussed in class how Daniel O’ Connell had begun the movement towards Home Rule. However the Famine occurred and the cause was taken up again in the 1870’s. In this Chapter we will examine the beginning of the Home Rule Party and see the impact Charles Stewart Parnell had on Irish History.
Please revise work in Leabhar Nótaí to consolidate work covered during the year. Here are suggested links to enhance your Irish skills: Please note that these links should be cut and pasted into your browser.
Roinnt scéalta i nGaeilge do phaistí atá ar fáil le éisteacht leo saor in aisce ar líne.- Stories read in Irish that are free to listen to online:
This free Irish app from TG4 is aimed at two groups: Cúla4 na nÓg is aimed at under-sixes, while Cúla4 is aimed at older children. As well as TV shows, there are games and creativity sections.
Yoga as Gaeilge le Twigín Yoga
10@10 with RTÉjr
Irish exercises as Gaeilge with RTÉjr. Click on Gaeilge and then on Download at https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
I have included below some excerpts below. To help you understand I will include a dictionary here.
DICTIONARY: Shane Long
I gcoinne= against
A áit= his place
Leabhair staire= history books
An chéad duine riamh= the first person ever
Contae Thiobráid Árainn= Co. Tipperary
Craobh mionúir ionmáníochta= minor hurling final
Peil Ghaelach= Gaelic football
Scoláireacht sacair= soccer scholarship
D’éirigh thar cionn= he got on great
Shínigh sé conradh de Reading= he signed a contract for Reading
Níor oibrigh cúrsaí amach= things didn’t work out
Bhog Shane go Southampton= Shane moved to Southampton
Cúl dochreidte= unbelievable goal
Seaimpíní an domhain= world champions
An Ghearmáin= Germany
Scór a náid a náid= nill all
Gan a thuilleadh moille= without any delay
Áit bhreithe= place of birth
Áit chónaithe= address
Dath na súl= eye colour
Dath gruaige= hair colour
Bainígí taitneamh as na léamhthuiscintí seo agus seol na freagraí chugam ar Teams- enjoy these comprehensions and send answers to me on Teams.
In aghaidh = Against
Tugadh cic soar = A free was given
Cuireadh den pháirc é= He was sent off
An toradh = The result
Please continue the Class Novel ‘The Custodian’, aim to read at least 3 chapters per week and write a synopsis of each chapter in your English copy.
Below is a poem you will find interesting. It was written by the famous Irish poet Séamus Heaney. Séamus Heaney grew in the country and he is describing a day spent out digging. Turf cutting was a great tradition in those days and as a child we experience a day in the life of the poet. Please complete and return to me on Teams.
Please work through the confirmation workbook and focus particularly on the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.
You will recall our trip to Mitchelstown Cave before Christmas. I have posted below a chapter where you may revise some of what we saw. Please complete the exercises and return to me on teams.
Please complete 1 test from Brainteasers each day.
This is a very unusual time and one which we will look back on in years to come. I suggest that the boys write a daily diary to help keep abreast of the news and on-going developments. I hope you will all join us at Friday mornings at 10am for the quiz, it will be an opportunity to stay in touch.
I appreciate that you are all under pressure at this time and above is a suggested list of activities to keep the boys busy and continuing to learn.