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Room 17

Ms. Shortall

 

Aibreán - April

Use the following document to find out more about Water

 

Márta - March

This month. in Geography we are studying water.

Check out the following websites to get started

Uses of Water

The Amazing World of Water

 

Feabhra - February

Click on the following link to learn more about St. Brigid

St. Brigid

Join Charlie Bird in the Arctic to find our more about  life there

Life in the Arctic

In Science we are investigating sound  - Click on the link below to read interesting facts on sound and try out some of the simple experiments

Interesting 'Sound' facts

We are looking at the History of Transport at the moment and the website below shows the development of transport in Leixlip, co. Kildare. Click on the link to view the website.

History of transport in Leixlip

Eanáir - January

Counties and Towns of Ireland

To help your skill and accuracy in locating counties of Ireland use the following links

Counties of Ireland Quiz

Counties, Provinces and Towns of Ireland

Interactive Map - Counties of Ireland

All about Spiders

Check out this website to learn all sorts of interesting facts about spiders

Spider Facts

Antarctic Exploration

In History we are learning about famous Antarctic Expeditions

Click on the following websites to find out more about some of these fearless explorers

Interesting Facts on Ernest Henry Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton

Click on Tom Crean to read his story

 

 

Nollaig - December

This is such a special time of year at Scoil Mochua. Each year our Parents' Association transform the school foyer into a magical Christmas scene and this year was no exception. The theme chosen this year was Santa's workshop and it was full of delights and surprises. A big thank you to the Parents' Association for their amazing efforts.

P.E. brought some new challenges for us in December. We finished our swimming lessons and immediately began hurling with our hurling coach Daniel. We had great fun with the tyre relays and we were certainly put through our paces. We learned many new skills such as the grip, catching, blocking and of course striking the ball with the hurl. The goalie was kept busy during our short games! Sometimes it was really hard to see the ball with all the players trying to make contact with the sliotar.

The Christmas Evening of Song was fast approaching and we were busy perfecting our lines and preparing for that special performance. The evening of the 11th finally arrived and we were extremely happy with our efforts on the night. Our parents were extremely proud of us and we thoroughly enjoyed performing. Thanks to Ms. Corr for all those important cues to keep us on track. It was a really special and amazing night.

Next up was the 3rd and 4th class Funday which was a huge success. We began with a table quiz which was hotly contested but great fun also. Next came the finals of the talent show. The finalists provided us with some wonderful entertainment and and very enjoyable acts. The overall winners in Room 17 was Adam and Eoin. The day finished with an Art competition where each child individually designed their own Chritstmas card complete with verse and greetings. A day to remember!

Quiz Time

 Room 17 finalists

Our last week before the holidays always features the Carol Service. This is a very moving and prayerful ceremony where we become more aware of the true meaning of Christmas through prayer, story and song. We light the advent wreath which siginfies the love, peace, joy and hope that is Christmas and we remember that very important event that took place in Bethlehem many years ago when the Baby Jesus was born. Many children dressed up in traditional costume which really added to the atmosphere of the ceremony.

On the day of the holidays we were all in good spirits and looking forward to a wonderful Christmas. We played games together in the classroom and danced to the moves of 'Just Dance'. It was the perfect end to a wonderful term and we look forward to the many events to follow in the New Year. 

Our Christmas Art Display

 

Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir ó gach duine i seomra 17

Samhain - November
Back after Halloween and a busy month awaits us. However we still manage to get time out to do some fun art activities. We made some lovely art displays and are proud of the finished products.
 
This year we did our project of the year on 'Myths and Legends'. We each picked a myth or legend of our choice and we reseached it and presented it to the class in booklet format. It was a lot of hard work but it was really enjoyable too. On completion we each had to present our own project and answer any questions from the  audience - our classmates!
 
We had lots of revision to do in November as we had our November tests in the 3rd week. With the tests behind us now we can now begin to focus more on our christmas concert and other fun events!

           

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Room 16

Welcome to our blog! 

This is where you can keep up to date on what goes on in Room 16.

There will be regular updates on our learning, photos of class/school events and important information for parents! 

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APRIL

Good luck in your new school Tommy! We will miss you!

The whole school took part in the annual Spring Clean on Thursday 10th April 2014.

MARCH

Happy Mother's Day to all our wonderful mums! 

Buddy Reading with Senior Infants on World Book Day. 

We had buddy reading each week during the Readathon and both classes thoroughly enjoyed it! 

Anois an tAm

Le Imagine Dragons

An rud a bhí á rá a'd 
Gan ann ach muid amháin
Go mbéadh sé éasca dúinn 
Ár ngrá a neartú 'nois 
Ó bhun go barr 
Le chéile
Fág d'acmhainí ar leathaobh 
's leanfaimid ar aghaidh leis

Ní ligfidh mé síos thú
Ní fhágfaidh mé gan thú
Ar aon chaoi
Ní chodlaímse go sámh san oích(e)

Tá sé in am dom anois
Airím beagánín níos fearr chuile lá
Ach admhaím nach bhfuil athrú tar éis tíocht orm
Nach gcloiseann tú mo ghlór? 
Táim fós i mo sheasamh anseo

Is léir céard atá i ndán dúinn 
Tabharfaimid faoin mbóthar seo go ciúin 
Faoi dheireadh, faoi dheireadh

Tá sé in am dom anois
Airím beagánín níos fearr chuile lá
Ach admhaím nach bhfuil athrú tar éis tíocht orm
Nach gcloiseann tú mo ghlór? 
Táim fós i mo sheasamh anseo

FEBRUARY

Engineers Week, 9-15th February 2014

K'nex Challenge

We used recyclable materials from home to construct ships. Some of us worked in pairs and others worked alone. We used glue and tape to hold the constructions together and then we painted them. It was challenging but the end results are great! 

We made our very own lava lamps using water, oil, food colouring, glitter and salt. 

The secret behind the lamp’s “lava” is science. Oil is lighter, or less dense, than water, so it rises to the surface. Salt is heavier, or more dense, than water, and sinks to the bottom. When you add the salt, blobs of oil attach to the grains and sink. Then the salt dissolves, and the oil returns to the top. The result? A liquid show for the eyes.

 Four children from our class were part of the Peace Proms Choir who performed with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland in a wonderful concert in City West Hotel. When they returned to school they put on a small show for us which we all enjoyed! We couldn't help ourselved - we just had to join in! 

Here we are working on our group projects on Tom Crean. We learned so much during our research! We then presented our projects to the children and techers from rooms 17 and 18. Mr Ryan and Ms Murphy were guests of honour and all thoroughly enjoyed our presentations.

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JANUARY

30/1/14

This month we are doing dance in PE. We have been creating, practising and performing our own dances in pairs and in groups! 

Dance is a fantastic form of exercise and it's FUN!

Try putting on some music at home instead of turning on the television!

It doesn't matter HOW you move but HOW MUCH you move! smiley

Have some fun with all the family! 

22/1/14

We had lots of fun with magnets today! 

Some people even created their own magnets! 

21/1/14

Ms. Mahon is teaching us for the next three weeks! We are very excited as she has loads of wonderful ideas and activities planned for us. Today we were learning about 3D shapes and we constructed our own cubes using straws and playdough! 

We also started learning about another Antarctic explorer called Tom Crean. 

Here are some websites so you can read more at home! 

 Tom Crean Antarctic Explorer

Tom Crean - Scoilnet

Tom Crean - Seomra Ranga

We have begun our 4th class novel too. We are reading 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis.

We are reading this in groups and we each have a specific role in our reading groups. We have a reader, a predictor, a clarifier, a summariser and a questioner.

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11/1/14

We have been learning all about Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton this month. Here are some links to websites for more information.

Interesting Facts on Ernest Henry Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton

We have also been learning the counties of Ireland and their principal towns! Try out these games at home to test your knowledge

Counties of Ireland Quiz

Counties, Provinces and Towns of Ireland

Interactive Map - Counties of Ireland

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DECEMBER

We had so much fun during the month of December. We were extrememly busy.

We really enjoyed getting to visit the other classes to watch their plays. Everyone put so much work in and they were very enjoyable.

Our Christmas Fun Day was a very enjoyable day. We had a very entertaining morning at the talent show and then we tested our general knowledge at the table quizz! Huge thanks to the Parents' Association for helping out! 

We also had a very successful night at our 'Evening of Song'. Thank you all so much for coming out in such huge numbers to support us. 

We raised 500 Euro for 'Care for the Aged'. Approximately 40 elderly members of the Celbridge Community received fuel and food deliveries over the Christmas period. 

Thank You.

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OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

Friendship Week

Last week was Friendship Week in Scoil Mochua. We used this opportunity to develop new friendships, include others in our games and become more aware of our role as a friend. 

We designed posters, played games and wrote poems about what friendship means to us. Tomorrow we will share some of our poems at assembly and afterwards we will put some up here for you to read. We think you will be inspired! 

Project of the Year

This year 4th class will be doing their project on 'Myths and Legends'.

Work will begin on Monday and projects should be handed in on Monday 21st October.

The project will replace written English homework for the week and should not take longer than you would normally spend on your homework each evening. 

Useful websites for your project

http://www.luminarium.org/mythology/ireland/index.html

http://www.podcasts.ie/armchair-ireland/myths-legends/

http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/1Kids/2Index.html

http://theirishinstories.com/top-ten-irish-myths

Useful links

If you are looking for some fun and educational games to play at home on your laptop or tablet we have a range of excellent, enjoyable and safe websites listed on the 'USEFUL LINKS' section of this website. Check it out! 

TG Lurgan ar VIMEO

Dublin Zoo

We all really enjoyed Jim McConagle's presentation and exhibits from Dublin Zoo last week! 

Book Swap

We have created an area in our classroom for swapping books.

When you finish reading a really good book why not allow someone else to enjoy it too!

Bring it in (with your name clearly inside the cover) and add it to our recommended reading table.

If you take a book home, please ensure that you look after it and return it in perfect condition! 

So, time to start digging up those old books and share them with your friends. yes

 

MANGAHIGH

Don't forgot to keep trying your best with the Mangahigh challenges.

I've set a new challenge for you all based on your times tables. 

Let's see who can reach the target! 

Good Luck! 

http://www.mangahigh.com

ART

Creating our Halloween Wall Frieze!

SODOKU

Exercise your brain with some SoDoku puzzles!

Try the medium level to start and then move on to hard and very hard as you get better! 

http://www.dailysudoku.com/

 

CHRSITMAS GAMES ON SCOILNET.IE

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Christmas/ChristmasGames.aspx

SEPTEMBER

Maths

We have been working really hard on our tables this month!

Follow the link below to play some fun, interactive games that will help you! 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

News

Here is a link to the NEWS2DAY website so that you can keep up to date on what's going on in the world! 

http://www.rte.ie/trte/news2day/

Gaeilge

Here are links to the interactive games from Bun go Barr that we play in class. 

Have a go at home! 

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/Rang4_Ceacht1.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/Rang4_Ceacht2.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/Rang4_Ceacht3.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/Rang4_Ceacht4.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/Rang4_Ceacht5.html

English

In an effort to raise the profile of reading in the school and to encourage all children to read more we are embarking on various initiatives throughout the school. 

In room 16 we have silent reading or 'DEAR TIME' 3/4 times each week. 

During this time we just Drop Everything And Read! 

The children in 3rd and 4th classes have also been issued with a 'Recommended Reading List'. This list was drawn up in conjunction with Celbridge Library. It includes many books that are suggested for children of this age and it includes a wide variety of authors and genres.

All books are available in Celbridge Library and all children are encouraged to make use of this fantastic FREE service! 

Here is the list (just in case you've misplaced it!)

Pet Finders club series by Ben Baglio

Curse of Kings by Alex Barclya

Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Any book by Enid Blyton

Marshmallow Sky by Cathy Cassidy

All about Alice by Judi Curtin

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Lucy Daniels Series

Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony di Terlizzi

Cat Among the Pigeons by Julia Golding

The Black Book of Secrets by FE Higgins

The Switch by Anthony Horowitz

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

My Big Strange Happy Family by Karen Mc Combie

Ann of Green Gables by LM Montgonery

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

The My Diary/My Story Series

No Peace for Amelia by Siobhan Parkinson

Cosmo and the Secret Spell by Gwyneth Rees

The Last of the Sky Pirates by Chris Riddell

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renne Russel

The Shapeshifter Series by Ali Sparkes

Heidi by Johanna Spiri

Any book by Noel Streatfield

Little House on the Prairie Series by Laura Inglis Wilder

Mr Stink by David Walliams

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

The Sheep Pig by Dick King Smith

Any book by Jacqueline Wilson

Any book by Michael Murpurgo

Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

Cracker: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cunthia Kadchata

The Magician's Elephant by Kate Dicamillo

My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

Edward's Eyes by Patricia Mac Lachlan

GET READING! yes

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Room 15

Welcome to our blog for Room 15.

This is the place to be to find out what's happening in this fun, enthusiastic, hard working class!

You'll find lots of information about our learning, games and activities that support our learning, and important information for parents.

We hope you enjoy learning about our learning!

 

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MARCH

Happy Mother's Day !

                                                                                                                                                                       

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The  Kingfisher

We've been learning all about the kingfisher bird this month. "The Flying Jewel" is a beautiful solitary bird that is very unique in appearance. 

Using photographs to help, we painted our own kingfisher and added in a few extra details too! 

The Spanish Armada.

The Spanish Armada was a fleet of Spanish ships that battled against the English in 1588. We sequenced the battle in groups and presented our work on our own galleon that we designed together. Here's a peek at our finished work! 

 

                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

Check out these websites to learn more about The Spanish Armada.

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tudors/armada.htm

http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/nettsch/time/tships.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/history/tudors_stuarts/the_armada/revision/4/

 

Spain

During the March and April we are learning about the wonderful European country, Spain. We will research, plan and create a project about Spain and present it in class after Easter. (Monday, 28th April.) Using school books, library books, our own books and lots of websites we hope to find out as much as we can about the country that takes a wonderful break during the day called a "Siesta." (We wish we could have a "Siesta" during school, sometimes!)

Check out these websites :

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/spain/

http://europa.eu/kids-corner/index_en.htm

http://mrnussbaum.com/pablo-picasso/

http://www.kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/26-places/countriesplaces/390-spain.html

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/countries/spain.html

 

Hasta la vista!   

Check back again for updates!

smileySlán 

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Room 14

Welcome to our blog!

 

This blog will be designed to give parents more information about what we are doing in class during the week and to give some fun hints and tips to help with our learning.

 

Budding architects displaying their talents during a day in 4th class! 

In room 14 we are doing a special readathon competition. It is a reading in unusual places competition. Children need to have a photo taken of them reading in an unusual place. It would be great to get the photographs. If students can't bring in a hard copy of the photo please email the photo to CiaranScoilMochua@hotmail.com

English:


 

 

Maths:

 

 

We have started up our challenges again for mangahigh.  Follow this link to log into your profile and complete some Maths challenges:

http://schools.mangahigh.com/scmochua 

Check out the link below for IXL maths a great revision tool

 

http://ie.ixl.com/math/class-3

 

Here are some games which will help us to practise some work we did in Maths:

 

Place Value

 

 Addition Patterns

 

 

 

 Gaeilge:

 

Bain triail as na cluichí Gaeilge:

Check back every week, there will be lots more games and activities added during the year.

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Room13

Welcome to Room 13's Blog!

Check back regularly for info, links to class work, tips for homework and maybe the odd challenge!

 

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Room 11

Welcome to the Blog page for Room 11!

 

You will be aware of much of our work in English, Gaeilge and Maths from your child's homework. However, we have been doing a lot of other work too, which you might like to read about:

September 24th 2013

Welcome to the blog page for Room 11 2013-2014. We are looking forward to an exciting year. Here is a brief overview of what we have been doing so far:

Geography: Since it is Autumn, we got Geography off to a good start by mapping the route the swallow takes from Ireland to South Africa. We developed our mapping skills further by creating our own Treasure Maps. We made the pages look old by painting them with coffee. They look great in our Geography display, but the room still smells of coffee!

 

History: We reflected on how we have grown and changed since we were babies. Some children brought in baby photographs, baby clothes and baby toys. We took a photograph of the class on the first day back to school and compared it with our picture in the school calendar when we were in Junior infants with Ms. Corr. We have changed a lot!

Science: This month we looked at living things- plants and animals. As you can see from our homepage, we looked at the chestnut tree at the front of the school, and we will monitor its progress over the course of the year. We observed the seasonal changes associated with autumn. We learned about birds that migrate in autumn and animals that hibernate. We looked at fruits and berries that can be found on the trees and in the hedgerows in autumn. We used some of these to make an Apple and Blackberry Crumble in class.

Art: We began our artistic year by examining hessian fabric. We pulled pieces from it and decorated it with oil pastels. Here are some of our pieces: 

               

 

We listened to the story "The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me" by Roald Dahl. We painted scenes from the story:

 

English: In addition to the work we have been doing from our textbooks, we have done some creative writing. We worked on recount writing by describing our summer holidays and our news, we practised imaginative / narrative writing by writing a story called "Little Fish in the Scary Sea" and we tried instructional writing by recording the recipe and method for our apple and blackberry crumble! We have written an acrostic poem on the theme of autumn, and we learned a poem by Lewis Carroll called "How Does the Little Crocodile"

Music: We have learned some new songs and have begun to sing in rounds.

P.E. : We have started a series of five lessons at ExCel Gymnastics, Celbridge.

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Room 1 

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Room 2

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Room 3

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WORDLIST REVISION

We have now finished our little books.

We are revising all the words we have learned so far.

It is important to spend a few minutes every night revising words.

Here are some ideas to help with revision at home:

Word Games & Activities

  Here are some flashcards to print off and use for games:

Reader Words Flashcards

BIG BOX ADVENTURES

To download the parent's guide click on the link below.

Parent's Guide

We have also been practising blending sounds to make words.

Blending is the process of saying the sounds in a word and then running them 

together to make the word, for example ‘c – a – t’ is cat.

It is a technique your child will need to learn as they begin to read

and it needs plenty of practice. Some children take longer to do this than others.

To start with, you should sound out the word and see if your child can hear it.

The sounds must be said quickly to hear the word.

It is easier if the first sound is said slightly louder, e.g. b – u – s.  

Your child should put their finger under each sound as they say it.

To give your child practice at blending, she/he will bring home lists

of words for blending in their homework folder as well as six letter flashcards.

Please help your child to make these words using their letter flashcards

and then listen to your child blending the sounds to read the word.

For more information and some useful videos on blending click the link below.

Jolly Phonics Website

Below is also a link to some picture cards that you can use to help your

child to build words using the sounds. There are also some blending activity

cards and sound cards which you can print off and use at home for extra practice.

Blending Activity Cards 1 

SATIPN Cards

 

 

PHONICS

We have started learning the first group of our Jolly Phonics sounds - s  a  t  i  p  n. 

Here is a video of all the jolly phonics songs. 

This can be used to help children practise the sounds, songs and actions at home.

You can also click on this link to the jolly phonics website to

hear the sounds individually.

 www.jollylearning.co.uk

There are also some sound cards which you can

print off and use at home for extra practice if you wish.

 
The Starfall website is also excellent - just click the link below.

It has some great phonics games too!

Starfall.com, Where children have fun learning to read!

Some other good websites are listed below.

Just click on them to follow the link.

The Little Animals

Read Write Think

Literactive

GAEILGE

Here are some games based on the topics we will be covering in Irish this year.

Just click the links below to play some games.

Mé Féin - Myself      Bia - Food

Sa Bhaile - At Home      An Scoil - School

Breithlá - Birthday      Éadaí - Clothes

An Aimsir - Weather      Bréagáin - Toys

Siopadóireacht - Shopping      An Nollaig - Christmas

Gníomhaíochtaí - Actions        Bia - Food

Sneachta - Snow      Scéal sa Leaba - Bedtime Story

An Scoil - School

 

HANDWRITING

At the moment we are strengthening up our hands and working on the correct pencil grip.

It is very important to have the correct grip from the beginning to avoid bad habits.

Here are two very useful documents for you to download with advice on encouraging

the correct pencil grip with your child and preparing them for writing.

Pencil Grip

Pre-Writing Skills

MATHS

We are learning our numbers.

Click on the video below and sing the 'How Many?' song.

  

You can also download and a play number bingo game by clicking on the link below.

Number Bingo

Click the link below to play Cookie Monster's number game.

Cookie Monster Numbers

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Room 8

 

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Here are our spelling lists for the first 14 weeks just in case the sheet goes astray!

 

Week

1

 

 

a

and

the

I

to

be

he

my

is

of

was

they

you

had

on

one

for

we

Week

2

 

 

Dad

had

lad

sad

bag

rag

wag

tag

 

am

Sam

jam

ham

bad

flag

ram

glad

Week

3

 

 

an

and

man

van

cap

gap

lap

map

 

cat

mat

hat

fat

 

tram

tap

has

that

 

Week

4

 

 

mad

pad

drag

stag

rat

flat

clap

trap

 

can

pan

than

ant

 

plan

chat

flap

have

 

Week

5

 

 

bed

red

fed

led

men

hen

pen

ten

end

send

lend

mend

 

went

bend

then

when

 

Week

6

 

 

bet

get

let

met

 

net

pet

set

upset

 

jet

vet

wet

forget

beg

leg

peg

yet

 

Week

7

 

 

bell

fell

yell

tell

less

mess

dress

press

yes

best

nest

rest

well

unless

bless

sell

 

   

Week

8

 

 

it

bit

hit

sit

fit

lit

pit

wit

in

bin

pin

tin

with

win

if

him

Week

9

 

 

lip

tip

ship

skip

 

hid

did

kid

lid

big

pig

dig

jig

 

slip

twig

slid

zip

 

Week

10

 

 

ill

hill

fill

will

 

ink

pink

drink

think

 

fix

six

kiss

miss

kill

milk

this

still

 

Week

11

 

 

dog

log

bog

fog

 

hop

shop

top

stop

 

cot

got

hot

pot

 

jog

mop

lot

not

 

Week

12

 

 

job

rob

sob

Bob

 

God

nod

sod

cod

 

box

fox

loss

moss

 

on

of

off

doll

 

Week

13

 

 

fun

sun

run

gun

 

nut

cut

but

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rub

tub

bud

mud

 

nun

shut

sum

suds

 

Week

14

 

 

rug

mug

jug

dug

up

cup

bull

pull

us

bus

dust

rust

slug

pup

full

snug

   

     

 

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Room 9

September 2013

Welcome to first class smiley We are working hard at the moment learning our spellings and doing our homework every night. 

Our homework:

Spellings: We learn our spellings and write them out. 

Writing: We put two of our spellings into sentences. 

Reading: We read two pages of Finn's Dream every night. 

Tables: We write out our tables every night and learn them. This week we are doing our + 1 tables.

 

Maths:

We are revising odd and even numbers and learning number rhymes. 

0, 2, 4, 6, 8 even numbers they are great. 

1, 3, 5, 7, 9 I love odd numbers all the time. 

Read the story of Mr Odd and Mrs Even.

Do you know your odd and even numbers?

Try the game below by clicking the picture!

Click on the ghosts that are odd numbers.

Click as many times as you can, you get multiple points on each ghost.

 

So far we have learned our doubles and our near doubles tables. It is really important that you learn them off by heart. This week we have moved on to our +1's.

Near Doubles

0+1=1

1+2=3

2+3=5

3+4=7

4+5=9

5+6=11

6+7=13

7+8=15

8+9=17

9+10=19

10+11=21

11 + 12 = 23

12 + 13 = 25

We have been working with maps in class leading Litte Red Riding Hood to her Granny's house and leading the pirate to his gold. We were revising our right and our left hand side! Practise your right and left at home by playing blind man's buff!

 

Gaeilge:

We've been very busy learning lots of Gaeilge since we came back!

Ask us some questions! 

Cé túsa? Is mise Laura.

Cad is ainm duit? Abigail is ainm dom.

Cá bhfuil tú i do chonaí? Tá mé i mo chonaí i gCill Droichead.

Conas atá tú? Tá mé go hiontach. Tá mé tinn.

Click on the picture below and you can play a game. 

 

Have a listen to Lacha Bheag!

English: 

These are our spellings for the next 14 weeks!

Week

1

 

 

a

and

the

I

to

be

he

my

is

of

was

they

you

had

on

one

for

we

Week

2

 

 

Dad

had

lad

sad

bag

rag

wag

tag

 

am

Sam

jam

ham

bad

flag

ram

glad

Week

3

 

 

an

and

man

van

cap

gap

lap

map

 

cat

mat

hat

fat

 

tram

tap

has

that

 

Week

4

 

 

mad

pad

drag

stag

rat

flat

clap

trap

 

can

pan

than

ant

 

plan

chat

flap

have

 

Week

5

 

 

bed

red

fed

led

men

hen

pen

ten

end

send

lend

mend

 

went

bend

then

when

 

Week

6

 

 

bet

get

let

met

 

net

pet

set

upset

 

jet

vet

wet

forget

beg

leg

peg

yet

 

Week

7

 

 

bell

fell

yell

tell

less

mess

dress

press

yes

best

nest

rest

well

unless

bless

sell

 

Week

8

 

 

it

bit

hit

sit

fit

lit

pit

wit

in

bin

pin

tin

with

win

if

him

Week

9

 

 

lip

tip

ship

skip

 

hid

did

kid

lid

big

pig

dig

jig

 

slip

twig

slid

zip

 

Week

10

 

 

ill

hill

fill

will

 

ink

pink

drink

think

 

fix

six

kiss

miss

kill

milk

this

still

 

Week

11

 

 

dog

log

bog

fog

 

hop

shop

top

stop

 

cot

got

hot

pot

 

jog

mop

lot

not

 

Week

12

 

 

job

rob

sob

Bob

 

God

nod

sod

cod

 

box

fox

loss

moss

 

on

of

off

doll

 

Week

13

 

 

fun

sun

run

gun

 

nut

cut

but

put

 

rub

tub

bud

mud

 

nun

shut

sum

suds

 

Week

14

 

 

rug

mug

jug

dug

up

cup

bull

pull

us

bus

dust

rust

slug

pup

full

snug

 

We are learning "Falling Asleep in Class" for our assembly this week! 

I fell asleep in class today,
as I was awfully bored.
I laid my head upon my desk
and closed my eyes and snored.

I woke to find a piece of paper
sticking to my face.
I'd slobbered on my textbooks,
and my hair was a disgrace.

My clothes were badly rumpled,
and my eyes were glazed and red.
My binder left a three-ring
indentation in my head.

I slept through class, and probably
I would have slept some more,
except my students woke me
as they headed out the door

Science

 Last week we were learned about the five human senses. Click on the image below for a fun game!

Art

 Have a look at some of our art work so far! We sketched self portraits of ourselves, painted autumn trees and designed healthy lunch boxes! 

 

 

October 2013

We started Halloween art today! Look at us busy constructing our devils, pumpkins and bats! 

 

 

 

These are the finished results! Don't they look scary!

Science

In Science we are learning about temperature.Temperature is a measure of how hot something is. Everyday this week we are recording the temperature in the class and outside. So far it is has always been hotter inside. We know that temperature is measured in degrees celcius! On Monday it was 23 degrees celcius in the classroom and 14 degrees celcius outside! For some weather games and amazing facts click on the link below!

When heated, some solids change. They melt and become liquids. We experimented with this by making some Halloween Chocolate Apples!

 

Give them a go at home! Here's the recipe!

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