Class Work

We have lovely bright classrooms and we regularly display the children’s work for parents and visitors to look at. As you can see from the blog posts, we are a busy school, learning lots of new and exciting things every day.

Hello to 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 4th May 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom |

Hi Everybody,  I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the lovely sunshine.  You probably know by now that we won’t be back to school before the end of June now so I will continue to post work for you and your Mums and Dads to pick and choose from, in your own time, to keep in touch with learning.  I was really disappointed to hear that we wouldn’t be back, but we have to continue to follow the guidelines from our government and just do our best in every way we can.

Maths:

Continue to do a column of Tables Champion in weeks 28 & 29 each day.  Maybe get your Mum or Dad or an older brother or sister to ask you your tables orally to improve your mental maths in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.

Do a column in Master Your Maths each day in weeks 28 & 29 and a Friday assessment if you want to. 

I posted out a Maths test that I had photocopied before school finished up.  You don’t have to complete it as a test, but it would be a great chance to revise some of the things we covered before school finished up in March.

Continue to use the websites I mentioned before in my last post or in the original sheet I sent out to you.

English:

Continue to read your reader, Read at Home books and any other material you enjoy.  Don’t forget to log onto www.newsmagmedia.ie  for your free Primary Planet each month with daily fun and activities.

Continue to do some free writing, writing about anything you want, a poem, story, song, recipe etc

Continue to do 2-3 pages of handwriting.

Spell Well: Complete weeks 28 & 29 and the activities based on the words in the blocks.  Put some words into sentences if you want extra work.

Continue to visit the websites that I recommended to you a few weeks ago for extra oral work activities and reading activities.

Gaeilge:

Ag Siopadóireacht – Check out www.twinkl.ie and type in “Siopadóireacht” (shopping) into search box.  Make sure you are on the correct class level.  Lots of great powerpoint, vocab sheets and activities pop up.  If you can print off worksheets, that is great, but if you can’t, watch a powerpoint and try to remember some of the words.  2nd and 3rd class can complete any pages in your Bua na Cainte based on the theme of “Ag Siopadóireacht”.  Just do your best! 1st class, your books are still in school so you might have to use twinkl if that’s ok.

S.E.S.E. (Social, Environmental & Scientific Education):

I posted out your project results and hopefully you’ll all get them in the next day or so.  Well done on all your hard work!  I was so impressed by the standard and time you put into them.  Well done again!  I also posted out some worksheets from your Explore with Me 2 books and this fortnight, we will focus on the theme of “Water” in Science, Geography and History.

So if you could complete the following pages for the moment:

Page 73: The Titanic (History)

Page 74: Belfast and New York: City Fact Files (Geography)

Page 75: Floating and Sinking (Science)

Page 76: Seán the Boat Builder (History)

Remember, all parents and pupils have free access to Edco learning and there are lots of slideshow videos on the above topics if you want to check them out.  In 2nd and 3rd class if you want to extend any of the activities, why not try find out more information about the Titanic, Belfast or New York?  Maybe draw some famous places you could visit in these 2 cities and that would be your art lesson.

P.E.:

Continue to check out gonoodle.com and Joe Wicks workouts.  Make sure you get out into the garden for fresh air and do a warm-up like we do in our P.E. class and do some laps if you can.  You could try some sprinting, make your own hurdles, do some jumping jacks…anything that gets your heart beating faster!

Music:

Continue to check out the link that I sent you from Clare in Music Generation to revise songs completed.

Art:

Check out some of these great websites for lots of fun activities:

www.goodhousekeeping.com

www.happinessishomemade.net

www.artbarblog.com

If you have a chance, check out www.rte.ie/learn with follow-up activities from the home school hub each day on RTE 2 at 11 am.

 I hope all this makes sense to you all.  Please get in touch if you need clarification on anything.  Take care boys and girls.  I really miss you and hope that you all continue to stay safe and well. 

Best wishes,

Mrs. Peavoy

 

Date posted: 4th May 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom |

Senior Classes at Home!!

Date posted: 22nd April 2020 | Category Blog, Senior Classroom |

Below are some photos of some activities Rico has been engaged in during our time away from school!

There have been some lessons in Science…

Lots of “Make and Do” in Art

and many opportunities to play board games with his family!

Thank you Rico for sharing some of your activities with us. It is lovely to see you wearing our 2018 Wandesforde Cycle T-Shirt too!

Hopefully there will be some more photos of other classmates to share with you all soon 🙂

Date posted: 22nd April 2020 | Category Blog, Senior Classroom |

Hello to all in Junior & Senior Infants!

Date posted: 20th April 2020 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom |

Hi girls and boys!

I hope you are all keeping well  and had a nice Easter 🙂 It is very strange not being in school at the moment and I am really missing seeing all of you and Mrs Dooley every day in our classroom. For now I am going out on lots of walks with our dogs and I’ve even started  knitting! (I have knitted a surprise for our classroom for next year!) I am really looking forward to when we can all see each other again in school which will hopefully be soon.

Parents,

I’ve outlined some more work to complete below. There is no pressure to do it at all and it’s totally up to you as to what you choose, the only things which really need to be completed if possible are the phonics.

I hope all is ok with you at this pretty extraordinary time.  If you wish you can take pictures of any work the kids do, academic or out and about learning about the world around us and send pictures to info@wandesforde.ie and I’ll get back to you. I would love to hear from the boys and girls and see how they are all doing!  Also if for any reason you need to contact me you can do it through that address and I can ring/email you. Take care and please God we will all be back in Wandesforde soon.

Susan

PHONICS

Junior infants –

Learn 3 new sounds qu, ou, oi. Work on each sound for 2-3 days before moving onto the next one. The children can do pages 71, 72 & 73 in their Just Phonics Books and practice writing the letters. They can also look up Geraldine the Giraffe on Yotube and Jolly Phonics jingles as last month and practice writing simple words using the sounds we have learned to date. Please if at all possible keep going over sounds learned and practice blending them together, there are examples of words at the bottom of the pages but feel free to make up more examples.

They can also play some games like last month or ‘I Spy’ and instead of colour say sound …. I spy something beginning with sh. etc

Jolly Phonics Programme resources available at https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/

Senior Infants –

Children can continue pgs. 74-75 learning ‘aw’ sound. This work can be done over a few days and they can then practice writing words with that sound as you say it. They can then do pgs. 76-77 which are revision.

As you know Senior Infants have been learning ‘Tricky Words’ this year. They can learn 4 more over the next few weeks. We learn the letters which make up the word and then write 2 sentences with that word in it. We usually then do some worksheets with the word. I’m going to print out some and post them on to you. They are self explanatory and the children are well used to doing them! The words to learn are: here, there, they, said. (They may have done one or two of these back in school with me but it’s good revision)

Like  last month they can play some games based on new tricky words and revise ones already learned.

GAEILGE – We use Bua na Cainte which you have at home. Unfortunately all the lessons are interactive and unavailable to parents at the moment so please leave this book for the moment. If you wish to you can look up https://www.folensonline.ie

Look up the book Abair Liom A – this is the Junior Infants  book and has quite a lot of the vocabulary we’ve been learning.

Click onto different topics and listen or play games.  Clothes –  Éadaí (Ay-dee) which is what we were working on most recently. If you wish you could also access Weather – An Aimsir (An I, M-shir) which was  our topic before that.

MATHS

Unfortunately you don’t have the Maths Books at home so we will have to improvise…..!

Junior Infants should be beginning to combine totals- we use a simple diagram as below which you can easily draw and use concrete objects to help them count or draw in counters. They simply write in the numbers accordingly and fill in the answer at the end. 5 or 6 sums each day is plenty, Operation Maths Junior Infants on www.edco.ie has the work like this from pg. 77-80 if you want to check it out.

Senior Infants can learn about the number 10. Operation Maths Senior Infants on www.edco.ie has a video link on page 87 at the top of the page which you can look at. If you don’t have access simply ask your child to collect 10 things from around the house e.g. collect 10 books, 10 forks and spoons, 10 toys etc. Practice counting to 20 as well.

They can practice writing the number 10, we have rhymes to practice forming all numbers they can say “number ten is a hero, first a one and then a zero” to help them remember it. Unlike Junior Infants Seniors use symbols + and = to do sums.

Using concrete materials e.g. blocks or pieces of play doh they can complete the story of 10.

0+10=

1+9=

2+8=

3+7=              and so on…..

They can practice combining different totals to make sums which add to 10 or less. E.g. 2+5=     4+ 2= etc

As with previous work in maths I would encourage lots of practical, fun activities and outdoor work where possible, if you have chalk practice writing numbers on the ground outside, count different amounts of flowers or insects in the garden, find the longest and shortest twigs or blades of grass, find the widest and narrowest stones on walls, look for the tallest tree, make numbers from play doh or trace numbers in rice, sand, salt or shaving foam. Look for different 2D and 3D shapes around the house and garden.

SESE

Log onto www.edcolearning.ie and open Explore With Me Junior Infants

Page 53 – Discuss what are healthy and unhealthy habits using pictures on the page and the picture slideshow link at the top of the page.  Explore need for sleep, healthy diet, exercise for growth & development. Get your child to suggest ways in which they can stay healthy e.g. brush teeth, eat fruit & veg etc

Draw a healthy lunchbox. As an extra activity you can explore what happens to a peeled and unpeeled orange when placed in water. Predict if they will float or sink and see what happens!

Page 54 – Look at animation of The Salmon of Knowledge

Draw  and colour in the Salmon from the story. You could use tin foil to make scales if you like. If you want to you could read and discuss some other Irish Legends like The Children of Lir, Oisín in Tír na nÓg or The Giants Causeway. (We learned about The Giants Causeway with Michael Moylan, historian, so this could be a nice way to revise it)

Page 57 – Look at video of Erin, Sparky and Fionn in the Italian restaurant. This video has lots of information about Italy. Ask your child to retell you some key information from the video. They can draw their favourite pizza toppings , colour an Italian flag or draw Italy which looks like a boot!

PE – I’m sure you’ve seen Joe Wicks is a great workout on Youtube! Also if you are able to you could  get out for a walk or cycle within the 2km allowed. I’m out walking most days and it is lovely to see all the signs of Spring around…..a  few weeks ago  I saw a new baby foal on my cousin’s farm! If you like you can let me know what you’ve seen lately. 🙂

ART – we would have been making Spring Flowers from egg boxes. If you have time you could paint or colour them and stick onto card, colour in the inside of a cereal box for this if you don’t have any blue card, below is an example of what we did 2 years ago.

MUSIC – Claire Kilkenny from Music Generation has forwarded on the following work and sent the following advice ……… that the students take their time learning it and to do it in stages – stop and pause taking breaks and coming back to it. And of course, to have fun!

Junior and Senior Infant Class Groupings

Date posted: 20th April 2020 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom |

Hello to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 17th April 2020 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom |

Hi everybody!  I hope you are all keeping well in these very strange times and that you are all staying safe and following the guidelines that our government has given us. I am keeping well, I have school work to do most days and then I’m busy with 2 little boys!  I’m sure you find some days hard, I certainly do, but the main thing is that we are all doing what we have to do.  I am looking forward to coming back to school in the near future.

Here are some ideas to continue on with at home for the next 2 weeks, to keep a bit of a routine going, which is important.  It is work that you can continue to do, mostly on your own, as I’m sure your Mums and Dads are busy trying to work from home and there is lots going on I’m sure. 

Maths:

Continue to do a column of  Tables Champion each day in Weeks 26 and 27.

Continue to do a column of Master Your Maths each day in Weeks 26 & 27.

You can do a Friday Assessment if you want also.

Have a look at the following websites for fun and interactive activities:

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (Interactive maths games with quick fire questions)

www.nrich.maths.org

www.multiplication.com (3rd class up)

English:

Continue to read a page of your reader, or Read at Home book each day and answer the questions orally.  Read your own novels, comic books, Primary Planet – Your parents have the website details for this. 

Continue with your handwriting book (2-4 pages)

Do some Free Writing on any topic of your choice: a poem, story, acrostic poem, song, recipe etc

Spell Well – Units 26 & 27  Don’t worry about the spelling test , just do some exercises and try to learn some new words/vocabulary.

Check out some of these websites if you want extra work:

www.storylineonline.net – A great website – an author reads a story aloud to the children

www.vooks.com  A resource for families to keep children reading at home

www.worldbookonline.com – A virtual encyclopaedia but very interactive

Pobble365 – A new photo is published each day and there are lots of ideas for discussion (Oral Work)

Gaeilge:

www.duolingo.com

Topics: An Samhradh (Summer)

www.cúla4.com

P.E.:

www.gonoodle.com/

Check out Joe Wicks on YouTube for fun and engaging workouts for the whole family.

Art & Craft Ideas:

Art Hub on YouTube has some useful ideas

“The Irish Scrapper” on YouTube has some simple projects for children to do also.

General Websites:

www.rte.ie/learn – This has great resources for each class level

www.incredibleedibles.ie/iefamilychallenge.html – This website has 5 simple challenges for you to do as a family if you have an interest in gardening and growing your own food.

Continue to do some activities suggested on the sheet that I sent out to you a few weeks ago such as baking, making things out of Lego, playing board games, drawing, a sensory Summer walk etc

As I also mentioned, all the Irish publishers are giving free access to books online so check out Twinkl and http://my.cjfallon.ie for tutorials for students on maths topics that they might find useful for revision.

Parents, if you and your children would like to get in touch or if you have any questions or photos of work, please email me at info@wandesforde.ie and make sure Mrs. Peavoy is in the subject box.  Looking forward to hearing from you boys and girls and in the meantime, do a little bit everyday if you can and make sure you take time out to do the fun things too! Stay safe everyone and I’ll chat to you all soon.

Mrs. Peavoy 🙂

Date posted: 17th April 2020 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom |

Hi to all the Senior Pupils! Summer Term is Here!

Date posted: 16th April 2020 | Category Blog, Senior Classroom |

Hi again to all pupils and parents of 4th, 5th & 6th Class. It feels like ages since we were in school together and I hope you are all keeping safe and well. I am keeping well and trying to keep busy doing school work, housework and keeping in touch with family and friends over the phone. I am sure some of you are texting and keeping in touch with each other and your extended families through technology so be sure to keep that up! I was thinking that it might be a nice idea for you to write a postcard, letter or card to someone (friend or family member) you may not get to talk to so much at the moment. We all know how nice it is to receive something in the post! Anyhow it is just an idea!

I have been keeping in touch with the teachers too who are all keeping well and like everybody else, we are missing our day to day routines. Believe it or not Seniors, I am becoming a bit of a “techie” during this time at home and I have managed to set up a Zoom meeting which I have been using regularly to keep in touch with groups of friends.

As we are likely to be out of school for another while, I have put together some details of work you can do over the next fortnight (20th April – 1st May) Once again, I understand families are extremely busy at the moment but it is important for you to stay in touch with education whether it be doing daily exercise, reading, writing, baking, gardening or engaging in hobbies you enjoy.

This is just a selection of work you can dip in and out of over the next while. It is important for all of us (including me) to keep in touch with our learning and our work so please give it your best shot!

Also, I would love to hear from you all through the website so if you get a chance, ask for permission from your parents and upload a message in the comment box so we can all keep in touch 🙂 You might also like to send some photos of your work (art, craft, drawings, books you’re reading, board games you’re playing, homebaking, hobbies or jobs you’re involved in at home etc.)to info@wandesforde.ie and be sure to write Ms. Wilson in the subject heading of your email. Please make sure to ask for your parents’ permission before sending photos. I will then put up these photos onto the school website so we can keep in touch in a fun and engaging way 🙂

English:

Reading: Continue to read your own novels at home

Reading Log: Please keep an account of the books you have read during your time at home. I’ve attached an example of what you can mention in your reading log. You can record it on a sheet of paper or in a copybook if you have one at home.

Class Reader: Read the next 2 chapters of your class reader.

4th & 5th Class: Read Lift Off: “Refugees” Pg 206- 209 & answer the questions orally on pg 210 & 211. Read “Walk by the Canal” Pg 213-217 & answer the questions orally on Pg 218 & 219

6th Class: Read Flying High: “Japan” Pg 204-207 & answer the questions orally on Pg 208 & 209. Read “The Wonderling” Pg 210-215 & answer the questions orally on Pg 216 & 217

Written Work: Complete another 3 pages of Just Handwriting Pg 38-40.

Spelling: Complete Spellwell Pg 60-63

Oral Language: CJFallon have given pupils access to the teacher’s online resources. Go to https://www.cjfallon.ie/ and click on Quicklinks, then Rainbow OLP 3rd -6th. Click on the picture of your child’s reader and then choose Unit 9. The children can work their way through the video clips and oral language activities.

Maths: Complete the next 6 pages of Mental Maths Pg 68-73 and the next 3 pages of Tables Champion Pg 36-38

Gaeilge: Complete the next 6 pages of Fuaimeanna & Focail Pg 82-87

Music Generation Workshops: Please find Music Workshops Clare has prepared for the class to engage with over the next few weeks.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLU3F-vCGC1IedbZK_ruVZpIchU00ycEO

SESE: Project Work: Be sure to be putting your project together during this time. If you have finished it, read back through it and edit it if needs be. You should also use this time to present your project orally to members of your family so that you are ready to do it when we return to school soon 😉

Worksheet Activity Pack: Below is a downloadable activity pack with lots of great worksheets! I recommend you print it off and do it together with your siblings and family

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gasHX74OYHHH4hrrP5Y823FarA_TgnuI/view

Time Capsule Activity Pack: Really nice activity sheets relating to how we are spending our time during Covid-19

http://burrowschool.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Covid-19-Time-Capsule-2020.pdf

Educational Websites

Parents,

Here are some more educational websites. Take a look at them and encourage your children to try out a few! Be sure they click their class or age grouping.

RTE School Hub:

This is the schedule for the RTE Hub for all classes this week!

https://static.rasset.ie/documents/learn/2020/04/rte-home-school-hub-week-4-tx-lesson-plan.pdf

https://www.rte.ie/learn/

History:

www.100objects.ie/education/

You can browse through various historical objects and then complete the test your knowledge quiz at the end of each section.

SESE: Healthy Eating : Great challenge for the whole family to take part in & it is free 🙂

https://www.incredibleedibles.ie/iefamilychallenge.html

SESE: Grow your own Produce at Home!

https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2016/0705/800388-growing-it-yourself-starter-tips/

English: Classic Stories, Legends, Myths and Folktales-audio option also available for stories.

https://www.storiestogrowby.org/

https://www.storynory.com/

English: Creative Writing

You can complete a selection of the daily topics for April and May from the link below. Use a copybook to record what you do 😉

http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/worksheets/journals/intermediate/april_i.pdf

http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/worksheets/journals/intermediate/may_i.pdf

All Subjects

http://www.teachingtreasures.com.au/

Go to the Resources Section to give you access to Printable Worksheets, Online Games, Interactive Activities in English & Maths as well as a Worksheet Generator.

https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/

There are some emoji puzzles here you might enjoy solving as well as lots of other activities for various subject areas.

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/

Great website for exploring all subject areas 🙂

Learn to Type!!

Why not learn a new skill like typing! This is available free of charge at the link below 🙂

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr

P.E./S.P.H.E

Keep active during this time too. Try the following websites and work your way through the different levels

https://rtejr.rte.ie/wp-content/blogs.dir/22/files/2018/01/10at10-Episode-1-English.mp4: There are 15 episodes you can work through for the 10 at 10

https://app.gonoodle.com/login

Lots of various physical exercises to keep us all active during our time at home 🙂

Music: At the moment you Can enrol for Free at the link below 🙂

https://dabbledoomusic.com/p/parents

Baking: There are lots of yummy recipes to bake and cook at the link below.

https://www.odlums.ie/category/odlums-recipes/baking-with-kids/page/6/?order=new&category=52

Art & Craft: Take a look and try out some of the creative ideas at the links below 😉

https://www.mrsbrownart.com/

https://www.redtedart.com/

Take Care everybody and please remember to leave a little message in the comment box on this blogpost for your classmates or if possible send on photos of your “work at home” to the school email.

Ms. Wilson 🙂

Date posted: 16th April 2020 | Category Blog, Senior Classroom |