Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Parent's Meeting Tuesday 26th

@ 19:30

We will be having our Parent's Meeting night this coming Tuesday 26th at 19:30.

Counties of Ireland Project

Due Friday 29th September

We will be learning about the counties of Ireland this term. Children have been asked to carry out a small independent project on the following counties. Children will be given an A3 sheet of card to display what they have learned and will get an opportunity to share their work with the class. 
The children may add to this A3 card if they wish. The projects will receive extra marks for the use of books and interviews as references. 
The children may present their project through PowerPoint if they wish. 


Aymen
Leitrim
Gleb
Sligo
Amal
Meath
Megan
Wexford
Rosa
Cavan
Ruby
Limerick
Catherine Farrelly
Mayo
Sebastian
Kerry
Noah
Antrim
Ben
Westmeath
Darragh
Clare
Sophie
Kilkenny
Harrison
Wicklow
Oisín Mc Garr
Armagh
Oisín Meaney
Longford
Tom
Waterford
Caoimhe
Kildare
Andreia
Galway
Lola
Laois
James
Tyrone
Amelia
Monaghan
Finn
Roscommon
Anton
Tipperary
Ilyas
Louth
Daisy
Cork
Emily
Kerry


Potential Areas for Research
Province
Location 
Bordering Counties
Population
Biggest Town/City
Other Towns/Cities
Landmarks/ Well Known Locations
Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Seas/Oceans
Famous People/Teachers
County Colours
Other Information/ Did you know?

Monday, 18 September 2017

Gaeilge Spellings
Week beginning 18th 


Tá tuirse orm.
-I am tired.

An bhfuil cead agam?
-May I/Do I have permission to __?

An féidir leat cabhrú liom?
-Can you help me?

Tá mé críochnaithe.
-I am finished.

Cén lá atá ann inniu?
-What day is it today? 

Monday, 4 September 2017

Hi all,

a very warm welcome back to 5th Class! I hope everyone had a well earned break over Summer. This year the format for homework will be slightly different. The children will receive homework per night rather than per week. This may understandably be a frustrating transition for the children but is important in preparing them for moving forward through the 5th Class Curriculum.

Homework for Monday 4th is as follows;
Master your Maths p. 6 Day 1 (Qs1-18)
Cloze Procedure Sheet (on Recycling)

Regards,
Shane.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Hi all,

just a quick note regarding the next two weeks. Both 4th Classes have been invited to Coláiste Dulaigh to experience secondary school life tomorrow Wednesday 14th. The cost of this is free and the children are allowed to take a treat with them.

Also our school tour occurs next Monday 19th. Can I please ask that permission slips and cost of trip (€20) are returned by Friday at the latest?  

Thanks,

Shane.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Hi all, hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!

Homework this week as follows;

English spellings and 4 research questions.
Maths Problem Sheet x 1
English Grammar Sheet x 1
Léigh sa Bhaile reading pg. 75.
-Accompanying questions to be answered in copy (answers only).

Have a nice week! Also pictures from tour to Tayto park and activities from last fortnight are to be uploaded.

Thanks,
Shane.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Hi all

Homework this week as follows;

-English spellings and definitions.
-Irish spellings in children's Gaeilge copy.
-Gaeilge reading p. 36.
-2 Maths sheets based on area.
-1 English sheet containing 3 Grammar activities all to be completed in English Writing copy.

Also the children have a home project to complete this week based on Birds in our Locality. The children have been asked to research facts, stories, descriptions and migrating patterns of any 1 local bird. We will be making the project in class but I have asked that all the children have their information in with them on Thursday (in time for our IT session).

The projects will be judged as part of a school wide competition next Monday.

Hope everyone has a good week!
Thanks

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Hi all,

with regards homework this week the children have;

-14 English spellings, to include understanding of definition.
-2 Maths sheets in relation to weight.
-1 Cloze Procedure without a word bank whereby the children must fill in what word they feel is appropriate using experience and context.
-1 Book Summary; this is where I have asked the children to read their book for 10 minutes each evening and write 3-4 sentences on summary of that evening's reading. The children are allowed to read whatever book they want so long as it is a novel.
-I have asked children that they bring this novel and their Léigh sa Bhaile into school everyday this week.

Thanks! Hope you enjoy the sunshine.

Shane.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Hi all,

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend.

With regards homework the children do not have spellings due to the short week. The children have 2 cloze procedures, one per night. I recommend spending no more than 20 mins or at a push 30 mins per night on each. While I understand the children may require some level of support with homework I would ask that in so far as possible the children complete the work on their own.

The reason for this is that 4th class cloze procedures can be difficult and I would like the children to gain independent practice. I have already iterated the point that it is ok if they find it difficult or that some of it is incorrect. What is important is practice of the thinking process involved.

Also the children received their previous week's spelling tests home, if these could be signed and returned as soon as possible please.

Also our last session of swimming occurs tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of the sunshine!

Shane.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Hi all, just a quick note in relation to swimming starting this week. If anyone has not given in permission slips could you write a quick note with the following wording before Thursday;

"I _________, hereby give permission for my son/daughter ______ to partake in swimming lessons in accordance with the curriculum of Belmayne ETNS.

Signed
____________.

It does not need to be printed.
Thanks!