Suggested Learning Activities 3rd class

Suggested Activities for all Junior Room Classes (15th - 19th of June)

15th- 19th June 2020

Junior Infants- 3rd Class

Hi everyone,

So, we are coming to the last two weeks of the school year. I, for one, can’t believe how fast the last few months have flown by, but it feels like a lifetime ago since I’ve seen all the kids! I know that everyone has put in a great effort whilst learning at home and I know it can’t have been easy for children and parents alike. 

This week I have set a “Sports Day” theme. Although there will be no written work- most of the activities will incorporate some of the subjects that children learn at school. I hope that you all enjoy and feel free to make up your own unique activities. Bernie

Activity 1:

Children (and parents) can compete in the traditional egg/potato and spoon race.  (Balance- P.E)

Activity 2:

Children (and parents) can compete in the traditional three-legged race. 

Activity 3: 

Children (and parents) can compete in the traditional sack race.

  • Children can make their own rosettes for the winners using the following template. (Ordinal Numbers- maths)

All of the above activities can be altered- to make them easier/harder. Maybe set up and obstacle course that you have to go around whilst holding the egg/potato and spoon, in the sack or in your pairs in the three-legged race.

Activity 4:

Decorate your potato/egg. Why not stick some googly eyes/pom-poms/string/glitter on them? (Construction- Art)

Activity 5:

Jigsaw Race. Lay out your garden as follows. Place a string/rope down (this is the start line)- take around 4/5 giant steps forward and scatter the pieces of the jigsaw on the ground. Starting at the start line- run and pick up 1 piece of the jigsaw at a time. when all pieces are back behind the start line- build the jigsaw. This can be altered- by seeing how long it takes to complete the course, having the jigsaw pieces’ upside down etc. (Time- Maths, Fine Motor Skills)

Activity 6: 

Treasure Hunt. Here are a few ideas of clues for a treasure hunt around your home. These can be hand-written or printed out. (Literacy- Reading/Comprehension Skills)

  1. (give to your child) 

You can find me where your spoons, knives and forks live. 

  1. (hide in the cutlery drawer). 

I am used to dry your hands in the bathroom.

  1. (hide under your bathroom towel). 

To keep the house clean you throw rubbish in me.

  1. (hide at the bin). 

You sleep in me at night. 

  1. (hide in the bed). 

When your clothes are dirty- I clean them.

  1. (hide in the washing machine). 

I keep you entertained with cartoons, films and children’s programmes.

  1. (hide beside the T.V.) 

You use me first thing in the morning and last thing at night, I help to keep your teeth clean.

  1. (hide beside toothbrush)

When visitors come, you welcome them here.

  1. (hide at the front door)

I keep your food and drink cold

  1. (hide the treat in the fridge) **Treat**

  • Older children can make up their own “Outdoor Treasure Hunt” for parents and siblings.

  • Using coffee/tea stained paper children can make a map of their treasure hunt. It is super effective if an adult burn around the edges.

Activity 7:

Freeze Dance Rhyme Dance: Crank the tunes and let the dancing begin. Unlike the regular game of “musical statues”, when the music stops, a designated person shouts out a word. If the other dancer(s) can’t respond with a word to rhyme with it within a time (1-5/10), that person is out.  (Literacy- Rhyming)

Activity 8:

Word Tennis: This is a word association game. All you need is two rackets. Children pretend to hit the words over and back. Pick a topic for example animals- take turns naming an animal. The first person to repeat a word/ not answer is out. Here are a few ideas- animals, numbers, colours, clothes, sports, boy names, girl names, food, drink and vehicles. Older children may be able to do place names, cars, nouns, verbs, adjectives, multiples of numbers, odd numbers, even numbers etc. (Literacy, Maths, Geography, Science, P.E.)

Activity 9: 

Lights, Camera, Action! No doubt children have been reading, been read to, or have watched films during lockdown. Why not have the kids re-enact the stories and record it on their tablets. Homemade props and costumes will make the activity extra fun! (Drama, History- retelling the story)  

Activity 10:

Scavenger Hunt: 

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt- Put a tick beside the ones that you find.

a leaf

 

something smooth

 

something square

 

a ladybug

 

something rough

 

something rectangular

 

a flower

 

something tall

 

something circular

 

a wasp/bee

 

something small

 

something rectangular

 

a wheelie bin

 

something red

 

a cube

 

a gate

 

something green

 

a cuboid

 

a dog

 

something yellow

 

a sphere

 

a cat

 

something that smells

 

something that holds water

 

These are only but a few ideas. Please feel free to make them your own Please take plenty of photos- these can be added to your/your child’s wee Covid Diary, Please feel free to email me if you need any help - berniemceleney@outlook.com


A note from Miss Long for 3rd Class Pupils.

Hi Third Class! I hope you are all well. I can’t believe this would have been our last full week in school! I am so proud of you all and I had a great year teaching you. If we were still in school now, we would be having sports day and going on our tour so this week’s work is going to be very active and fun  

Challenge Time! – for this you will need yourself, a ball and a stopwatch/timer. Complete the following challenges:

  1. How many times can you throw a ball above your head, clap and catch it in one minute? Use this number to work out how many times you could do it in 3 minutes (clue- use multiplication). For an extra challenge here, use a smaller ball.

  2. How long does it take you to bounce a ball and catch it 20 times?

  3. This challenge has 3 parts- how long does it take you to do 10 High Knee marches, 5 Jumping Jacks and 1 run around your house?

Times tables- revise x10 this week. I have attached a game for your tables (I know I promised you all a game once we had finished all the tables in school). If you don’t have dice at home, you can make your own using an old box. The instructions say two players but you can do this on your own as well. You can see how long it takes you to get four in a row.


Missing you all! 

From Miss Long.


 

3rd Class 8th - 12th of June

3rd Class Work-

8th- 12th June 2020

Hi 3rd Class,

I hope everyone is doing well. I know it is starting to get hard to concentrate but if you just put in another good week you will be flying I am so proud of all of you. I would appreciate if you could ask mammy or daddy to send some samples of your work- English/Maths/SESE/Art through to my email- berniemceleney@outlook.com or to the school Facebook Messenger Thanks in advance

Missing you all, Mrs. Mc Eleney  

English:

Reading- Get Set poems- “I wish I was a Pirate” pg 7, 

“Dad and the Cat and the Tree” pg 31

“An Alien Shopping List” pg 53

“Distracted the Mother Said to her Boy! pg 75

Treasury: Unit 13 “Tsunami- What Is It and How Does It Happen?” pg 78,79,80,81

Spellings: Revise Units 1-10

Maths: (A note from Miss Long)

Hi everyone.

Hope you are all well. We only have another few weeks left in this school year! Keep up the fantastic work you have been doing. If something is confusing you or if you need some extra help, please let me know.

Time tables- Revision of x9. Practise your skip counting, play ‘Hit the Button’ on Topmarks, use the multiplication wheel, etc. Remember that by spending a little bit of time on learning and practising your tables every week you will find them so much easier when you go into 4 th Class.

Planet Maths- This week we are looking at Area. Area is how much space a surface takes up. In your book you will be measuring the area of various surfaces and shapes using squares. You could look at the area of things around your house- for example if you had tiles on your kitchen floor, you could estimate and count these to find out the area of that floor. You don’t have to do all the activities; you can choose 4 or 5 sections to do for the week.

Link to Planet Maths on Folens website:

www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths3/ebook/
 

Missing you all! From Miss Long.

Gaeilge:

I have attached the website for TG4 below. Here shows such as Horrid Henry (Dónall Dána) and Spongebob can be watched in Irish.  https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/

Science:

I hope all of the mini-beast hotels turned out well and that you all enjoyed using different materials to design/build your hotel. This week we are looking back over living things.

Hopefully, you remember the differences in living and non-living things. Make a list of characteristics of living things and non living things. (the opposite)

Art

Recreate Kandinsky’s famous “Colour Study: Squares with Concentric                                                                     Circles” picture. You can choose if you want to use circles-                                                                                         or any other shapes they have learned about- circles/squares/rectangles/triangles/hearts/diamonds/ovals/semi-cirlces/hexagons.




Virtual Tour- Áras an Uachtaráin

https://president.ie/en/explore-visit/take-the-virtual-tour/

This is the home of the President of Ireland. It is in Phoenix Park in Dublin (not far from last week’s tour of the zoo).Have a look around the rooms and the garden in this free virtual tour ☺

S.P.H.E.:

Continue to encourage your child to keep fit in the coming weeks. 

As there is talks about schools reopening at the end of August, we are unaware of what the new “normal” will be like. It is important for all children to know phrases such as physical/social distancing, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and the importance of washing hands and good hygiene. I will attach videos/posters in the coming weeks. 

Physical Distancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r51gYrDzpHQ

Wearing PPE gear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNinywG7BtY

I thought this one was interesting experiment for you to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVJbenwzR1s

























 

 

3rd Class: (2nd - 5th of June)

3rd Class Work-

2nd- 5th June 2020

Hi 3rd Class,

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying that fabulous weather. I know it is probably getting hard to concentrate on your school work- but keep doing the best you can I am so proud of the hard work you are putting in. Coming into the final few weeks of school, we should be having Sports Day or going on school tours- I have attached the webcam for Dublin Zoo- I know it doesn’t make up for our trip to Lurgybrack but it’s a start ;)

  I am missing you all, Mrs. Mc Eleney

English:

Reading- “Famous Irish Landmarks” pg 236-239

Exercises- pg 240 B, C, D pg 241 E

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound Unit 32 (pg 66/67)

Other reading material available:  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Maths: (A note from Miss Long)

Hi everyone. Hope you are all good. I’m sure you have all been enjoying the beautiful weather we’re having! Keep up the good work you are doing, you are all super. If you can do a little bit every day it will be easier and you will be surprised how much you are learning at home. If something is confusing you or if you need some extra help, please let me know. 

Time tables- revision of x8. Practise your skip counting, play ‘Hit the Button’ on Topmarks, use the multiplication wheel, etc. Remember that by spending a little bit of time on learning and practising your tables every week you will find them so much easier when you go into 4th Class.

Planet Maths- this week we are looking at Number Patterns and Sequences. Start off by finding patterns in your house- could be your tiles or floors, on your clothes or blankets or in pictures. There are patterns all around you. You can use Lego, blocks or cubes to make coloured patterns. The pages from the Planet Maths book have some questions with multiplication patterns, so you will be practising your times tables here.

Magic Squares p.130- for these you will be given a magic number, for example 12. This means that each row and column in the magic square needs to add up to 12, including diagonal rows.

I hope this is all explained well for you. You don’t have to do all the activities; you can choose 4 or 5 sections to do.

Link to Planet Maths on Folens website: https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths3/ebook/ 

Missing you all! From Miss Long.

Gaeilge:

I have attached the website for TG4 below. Here shows such as Horrid Henry (Dónall Dána) and Spongebob can be watched in Irish.  https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/

Science/Geography/Art:

Last week, everyone was asked to do a mini-beast hunt. I hope the experiment worked out well for everyone and that you were able to identify some of the creatures that you found. This week- I would like you to design/build a mini-beast hotel Start by thinking- what you think a mini-beast hotel should look like. Is it like a human hotel? Will it be clean or dirty? I look forward to seeing the designs or creations. Here are a few links to websites that give instructions as to how to build a “mini-beast hotel”. Most materials that can be used are recyclable. 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-27093-make-your-own-minibeast-hotel-outdoor-activity

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/build-a-minibeast-hotel/

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/resources/project/make-a-bug-hotel

Virtual Tour- Dublin Zoo

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/

The zoo webcams are available 24/7. Elephants can usually be see daily around 10.30am and 12.30pm. 

Penguins are fed at 2.30pm everyday- and can usually be seen swimming, waddling or playing throughout the day ☺

S.P.H.E.:

Continue to encourage your child to keep fit in the coming weeks. 

As there is talks about schools reopening at the end of August, we are unaware of what the new “normal” will be like. It is important for all children to know phrases such as physical/social distancing, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and the importance of washing hands and good hygiene. I will attach videos/posters in the coming weeks. 

Physical Distancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r51gYrDzpHQ

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Children could make up a new game- using some equipment that you have a home eg. hula hoops, footballs, basketballs, tennis rackets, tennis balls, bicycles etc.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/


Please send one piece of work to berniemceleney@outlook.com or to the school facebook.





Planet Maths pages





 

3rd Class - 25th -29th of May

3rd Class Work-

25th- 29th May 2020

Hi 3rd Class,

Hard to believe we are nearly at the end of May, and it’s sad that we are missing all the end of year fun that we usually have. I cannot wait to get a good catch up with you all when we get back  

  I am missing you all, Mrs. Mc Eleney

English:

Reading- “The Giant’s Wife” pg 224-233

Exercises- pg 234 C & E, pg 235 F & G

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound Unit 31 (pg 64/65)

Grammar: -Simile- is a comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind (usually uses the word as)

E.g. As brave as a lion.

Other reading material available:  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Maths: (A note from Miss Long)

Hi everyone. Hope you are all doing okay. I can’t believe we’re nearly at the end of May already! Keep up the good work everyone. Here are the activities for this week. 

Time tables- revision of x7. Practise your skip counting, play ‘Hit the Button’ on Topmarks, use the multiplication wheel, etc. Remember that by spending a little bit of time on learning and practising your tables every week you will find them so much easier when you go into 4th Class.

Planet Maths- this week we are continuing on with shapes, this time looking at 3D shapes. You will be revising the 3D shapes you already know; cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone and sphere. You will also be learning about two new shapes; a triangular prism and a pyramid. You can see what these look like in the pages that I have sent to Mrs McEleney.

See if you can find examples of all these shapes in your house and you can play with them and investigate: which shapes can roll? Can you stack them? Can they slide?

Look at page 153 in the book to learn all about faces, vertices and corners for these shapes.

Nets- I have sent on pages to Mrs McEleney. You can cut out the net and construct it to see the 2D shapes that are used to make 3D shapes.

As always, I have sent the pages from the book to Mrs McEleney and you can email her to get these. You do not have to do all the pages; they are ideas for activities you can do with items in your house. If you have any questions please let me know.

Missing you all! From Miss Long.

Science:

Activity: Minibeast Hunt

  1. Use a plastic bottle (a mi wadi bottle or anything you have) 

  2. Cut the top third off it (just where is starts go in). 

  3. Place this piece into the rest of the bottle upside down. (Should be a v shape inside the bottle).

  4. Pour some top soil into the “v” shape.

  5. Place under a light (maybe a lamp).

(The minibeasts should drop from the “v” shape into the bottom of the bottle.)

  1. Try to identify what you have found

You can write this procedure into your English copy- using the title “Procedure- Minibeasts” and the following headings.

Aim: To identify different minibeasts in my garden

Equipment: (list the equipment/resources you need)

Method: (1-6)

Result: (write what you found)

Picture: (draw a picture of your experiment)

History:

If you remember, we have come across some stories about Fionn McCool before. Can you remember any of them? “The Giant’s Wife” is a piece from the story of “The Giant’s Causeway”- (you will be reading a little about it next week).

I have attached a link to some more myths and legends- including another about Fionn McCool

http://www.irelandsmythsandlegends.com/the-salmon-of-knowledge

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here http://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

Art:

Make something using a cereal box- be creative

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Children could make up a new game- using some equipment that you have a home eg. hula hoops, footballs, basketballs, tennis rackets, tennis balls, bicycles etc.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/






Planet Maths pages






Nets for 3D Shapes







 

 

3rd Class 18th - 22nd of May

3rd Class Work-

18th – 22nd May 2020

Hi 3rd Class,

I hope you are all well. I loved seeing all your photos on the video last week      Keep up the great work . Below is the work for this week. This week I am attaching Ms. Long’s maths worksheets. I am also only giving you English work from your “Get Set” reader- as I would love you to do a small project on Volcanoes- this takes in History, Geography and Science. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with. (berniemceleney@outlook.com)

  I am missing you all, Mrs. Mc Eleney

English:

Reading- “Spy Dog” pg 212-220

Exercises- pg 222 D,E & pg 223 F.G

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound Unit 30 (pg 62-63)

Grammar: - Revision: Verbs- are doing/action words

Prefix- is a group of letters at the beginning of a word that usually changes its meaning

e.g. lucky- unlucky play-replay advantage-disadvantage

Other reading material available:  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Maths: (A note from Miss Long)

Hi everyone. Hope you are all doing okay. I know it is hard to work at home but as long as you are all trying your best, I am happy! I am so proud of you all for all your hard work so far. Here are some activities you can be working on this week and if you have any questions or need something explained please let me know. I was so happy to see all your faces and wonderful work in the video Mrs Farry made last week. 

Time tables- revision of x6. Practise your skip counting, play ‘Hit the Button’ on Topmarks, use the multiplication wheel, etc. Remember that by spending a little bit of time on learning and practising your tables every week you will find them so much easier when you go into 4th Class.

Planet Maths- this week we are working on 2D shapes. We will be looking at and talking about these shapes: square, rectangle, triangle, circle, semi-circle, oval and hexagon (this is a new shape for you). A hexagon is a shape with six sides. Some examples of where you see hexagons are in beeswax or the patches on a football. You could look for examples of all these shapes around your house. Using lollipop sticks, pencils, straws, etc. you can look at what shapes you can make. There are some nice activities and games on the Folens website for 2D shapes if you wish to do those. 

As always, I have sent the pages from the book to Mrs McEleney and you can email her to get these. You do not have to do all the pages, doing a little bit from each section is good.

Missing you all! From Miss Long.


Science/Geography:

Using the KWL chart and your research make a small display/project about volcanoes. It is up to you how you do it. (PowerPoint, a chart, a booklet or an A4 page)- include a labelled diagram of a volcano, your KWL chart and other information that you have gathered. Below are some example headings that could be used.

  • Diagram of a volcano

  • The 3 Types of Volcanoes

  • My experiment

  • My KWL Chart

  • Information- The biggest volcano in the world, the smallest volcano in the world, which volcano erupted most recent etc.

  • Pompeii- the most famous volcanic eruption in history

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/history/ancient-rome/pompeii/

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome/pompeii.php

  • There is a virtual walking tour of Pompeii on YouTube if any of you are interested in watching.

Here are the links given last week

https://www.natgeokids.com/ie/discover/geography/physical-geography/volcano-facts/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/volcanoes.htm

https://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-volcano.htm

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here http://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

Art:

Make something using a milk carton- be creative

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Incorporate some maths into PE- how many times can you bounce a ball in a minute? How many jumping jacks can be done in a minute? Count how many times you can jump- with a skipping rope etc.

Make up a few challenges of your own- and maybe share them with your friends to compare

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/






Planet Maths pages



 

11th - 15th of May

3rd Class Work-

11th-15th May 2020

Hi 3rd Class,

Hope you are all doing ok. I know staying at home isn’t easy for you guys and I’m sure you are all desperate to get back to normality as am I. I have attached some more work for the week ahead- try to do some of the work provided, it will pay off when we get back to school. Also don’t be worrying about falling behind, or finding things difficult I will help as best I can both now (berniemceleney@outlook.com) and when we get back. 

  I am missing you all, Mrs. Mc Eleney

English:

Treasury: Unit 12 “Building Site” pg 72-75

Reading- “Superfast Animals” pg 206-209 

Exercises- pg 210 B, C (one word) pg 211 D, E

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound Unit 29 (pg 60-61)

Grammar: - Prepositions- give information about the direction, place or time of something.

E.g. The cat lay under the table.  She sat beside me on the bus.

Revision: Make up a few sentences of your own in your copy.

E.g. John is my friend and he is nice. 

Other reading material available:  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Maths: (A note from Miss Long)

Hi everyone!

I hope that you are all happy and well. This week we will be looking at weight. This is one that you can easily do at home. Find things that are less than 1kg, about 1kg or more than 1kg, and use your estimation skills before checking the weights of these items. You can look at things in your kitchen and check the weights, like a cereal box, a jar of jam, packet of spaghetti, etc.

Important facts to know about weight: There are 1000g in 1kg, there are 500g in ½ kg, there are 250g in ¼ kg and there are 750g in ¾ kg.

Adding and subtracting weights- When we are adding and subtracting weights, we will be using hundreds, tens and units, just like you did earlier this year. 

Some questions will have kg, but you will still add or subtract the exact same way as you have done before, but now you just have an extra column at the end to add or subtract. Take your time with these and remember to always start with the ‘units’ first. I have done some examples of these and have sent them to Mrs McEleney if you need some help. I have sent her the pages from the Planet Maths book as well and you can do whichever activities you want. You can email me on the school email if you want extra help for these.

Times tables- going back over x5 (use skip counting, Topmarks, songs, etc.). This is a good week to have a look at the clock and practise time while you are doing your 5x tables, as we know that each number on the clock shows 5 minutes- 5 past, 10 past, etc.

Miss Long


Science/Geography:

We would be looking at volcanoes again this week. Please do out a KWL chart about volcanoes. Follow the template below. You can send these to me and I will help put together the answers for your questions. Please find links attached that may help answer some of your questions.

What I already Know about Volcanoes

What I Want to learn about Volcanoes

At the end what I have Learned about Volcanoes.

*You can do these in bullet points and keep them short and brief.

**You can ask questions in this section- asking what you want to know about.

***Keep this KWL chart and by the end- hopefully we should know everything we want to about Volcanoes.

     

 

Activity/ Research: Look up different types of volcanoes- active, dormant, extinct. Name one of each.

https://www.natgeokids.com/ie/discover/geography/physical-geography/volcano-facts/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/volcanoes.htm

https://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-volcano.htm

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here http://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

Art:

Make something using a toilet roll- be creative

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Incorporate some maths into PE- how many times can you bounce a ball in a minute? How many jumping jacks can be done in a minute? Count how many times you can jump- with a skipping rope etc.

Make up a few challenges of your own- and maybe share them with your friends to compare

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

5th - 8th of May

3rd Class Work-

5th-8th  May 2020

Hi 3rd Class,

I hope you are all doing ok. Looks like it will be September before we all see each other again. The main thing is that everyone stays safe. We will do plenty of catch up when we get back to school so don’t be worrying about falling behind. Try do some of the work that is uploaded every week and continue with the great effort you all have put in since the beginning of the year. Please get mammy or daddy to email me if you are unsure of any of the work and I will try help you as best I can (berniemceleney@outlook.com).

  I am missing you all, Mrs. Mc Eleney

English:

Treasury: Unit 11 “Make a Healthy Lunchtime Wrap” pg 66-69

Reading- “Wanted! The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog” pg 198-203 

Exercises- pg 204 C, E pg 205 F,H

Writing- Treasury pg 71- How to play “Snakes and Ladders”.

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound (1 unit a week) Unit 28 (pg58/59)

Grammar: - A pronoun is used instead of repeating a noun.

E.g. John is my friend and he is nice. 

It is Cara’s birthday and she is having a party.

 

Other reading material available: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Maths:

Work It Out: Continue doing one section a night- I will give you the answers to these at the end of the week and go through how to work them out if needed

Tables: x4

This is the final week on Time. Ms Long has sent me more worksheets. This week Ms. Long would like to cover am & pm, converting hours to minutes, minutes to hours, timetables and calendars. Please email berniemceleney@outlook.com for the worksheets.

Science/Geography:

We would be starting to look at volcanoes this week. Please do out a KWL chart about volcanoes. Follow the template below. You can send these to me and I will help put together the answers for your questions.

What I already Know about Volcanoes

What I Want to learn about Volcanoes

At the end what I have Learned about Volcanoes.

*You can do these in bullet points and keep them short and brief.

**You can ask questions in this section- asking what you want to know about.

***Keep this KWL chart and by the end- hopefully we should know everything we want to about Volcanoes.

     

 

Activity: Why not try make a volcano- using baking soda, vinegar and some food dye.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqUKL8CSLI8

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here http://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

Art:

Make a lovely “Summer” picture, why not display it on your window for everyone to see

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 


P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

Third Class  - 27th of April - 1st of May

3rd Class Work-

27th April- 1st May 2020

Hi 3rd Class,

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. I know it is so hard not being able to see your friends but if we make an extra big effort hopefully we will all have a big catch up soon. I hope your letters/post all reached you ok and that I got the addresses right. If you didn’t send me a wee message and I will try get them to you . I have some more work for this week attached. If you need any help or have any questions/concerns please feel free to email me anytime. berniemceleney@outlook.com . Have a lovely bank holiday weekend- I wish the weather would stay like this . Mrs. Mc Eleney

English:

Treasury: Unit 10 “Mr Freebs” pg 60-63

Reading- “How It All Began” pg 188-193 

Exercises- pg 196 C (in no.4 remember to use speech marks “ “), pg 196 E, pg 197 F & G

Writing- Create/draw a superhero(male)/heroine(female) and use adjectives to describe him/her in a paragraph. (You can use page 63 of Treasury for help).

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound (1 unit a week) Unit 27 (pg56/57)

Grammar: - An adjective is a describing word.

Plurals- add an “s” or “es”.  If the word end with “f/fe” this changes to “v” and add an “es”.

  • Watch news2day

Other reading material available: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Maths:

Work It Out: Continue doing one section a night- I will give you the answers to these at the end of the week and go through how to work them out if needed

Tables: x3

Time: Activity on Topmarks.co.uk for digital time- https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time (Press Play- Choose ‘Read time to the nearest five minutes- 12 hour clock and then Play to begin)

Alternative to online activities- using a hula hoop or circle drawn on the ground, use sticks, etc. to show analogue times and write digital times to match. Tell the time using a clock in the house.


**Miss Long has emailed me some math work for you. Please email me at the above address and I will forward on the worksheets. If you need any help let me know and we can go through it together.

History

History of Transport: The Car


Activity: Create a timeline for the History of Cars (using information about both Karl Benz and Henry Ford)

Start End


___l___________________________________________________________________________l


Science:

Light: We have checked out different sources of light, how it reflects and refracts and shadows.

Dark: We can make things dark by cancelling out the light. Think about how night happens. The sun sets/disappears (cancelling out the light) and it becomes night (dark). How could I make inside my house dark during the day?

Activity: Nocturnal animals are animals that sleep during the day and stay awake at night! Can you think of any? Draw a few nocturnal animals and write their names. 

Additional online material available here:https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/16/3b/t-l-527436-nocturnal-animals-differentiated-differentiated-reading-comprehension_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1587904412~acl=%2Fresource%2F16%2F3b%2Ft-l-527436-nocturnal-animals-differentiated-differentiated-reading-comprehension_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=9c04317729c88ef38ce9582cc26c425d7e899f1c0368691b40e771a073dda700 

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here http://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

Art:

Day and night bulletin board. Infant art projects. Light and Dark ...

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

Maths from Ms. Long for 27th of April - 1st of May

Hi everyone!


This week is Active (Schools) Home Week so we can link Maths to PE this week! We are still working on time like last week and this can be done outdoors if the weather is nice. You can draw a clock on the ground with chalk and use any two items to show the hands, such as sticks. Another fun activity is using a hula hoop and labelling it like a clock, then use your hands to show the time. See the picture below for this, it is from Teacher Julieanne’s website. From Ms. Long.


Can you guess how long a minute is? Ask someone to start a stopwatch and when you think a minute has passed let them know and see how close you were! Here are some fun activities to do in a minute:

How many times can you skip in a minute?

How many times can you bounce a ball in a minute?

How many times can you solo a ball in a minute?


You can record your results from these, and you can think of your own challenges too!

 

 

3rd Class Work - 20th - 24th April

3rd Class Work-

20th – 24th April

Hi 3rd Class,

Hope you all had a lovely Easter and are enjoying this beautiful weather. I have attached a few more pieces of work for the week ahead. Please do not worry about getting all/any of it done. As I said before the main thing is to stay safe and happy. I have set up a new email address that you can email any completed work to or indeed if you have any queries or concerns at this time (berniemceleney@outlook.com). I will check this regularly and try to get back to you as soon as possible. I am really missing you all and can’t wait to see you when this has all settled down. I am aware that some of you may not have access to a printer or a good internet connection so make the most of anything you have at home. Maths/English/Science are everywhere.

English:

Treasury: Unit 9 “The Sun” pg 54-57

Reading- Get Set- “Deserts in Africa”. Exercise- pg 187 D- one word, pg 187 E. Study the meaning of the words here before reading data.cjfallon.ie/resources/wonderland/stages3and4/S3_B1_C16_F1.html

Writing- Using pg 58/59 in Treasury- do a report on the “Deserts of Africa”. 

You can use some of the following headings or chose your own. Be sure to draw pictures.

  • Climate in the Desert - Plants and Animals in the Desert

  • Water in the Desert - People in the Desert

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound (1 unit a week) Unit 26 (pg54/55)

Grammar: -     A verb is an action/doing word. Look at E on pg 187. Underline the verbs in this passage and make a list in your copy. Change these into the past tense of the verb to make the passage about the past. 

Remember- “is” and “are” are part of the verb “to be”. Most words change to the past tense by adding “ed” to the end, others change completely like “is” to “was”. Try your best

  • Watch news2day

Other reading material available: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Maths:

Work It Out: Continue doing one section a night- I will give you the answers to these at the end of the week and go through how to work them out if needed

Tables: x1, x2

Time: Activity on Topmarks.co.uk for digital time- https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time (Press Play- Choose ‘Read time to the nearest five minutes- 12 hour clock and then Play to begin)

Alternative to online activities- using a hula hoop or circle drawn on the ground, use sticks, etc. to show analogue times and write digital times to match. Tell the time using a clock in the house.


**Miss Long has emailed me some math work for you. Please email me at the above address and I will forward on the worksheets. If you need any help let me know and we can go through it together.



History/Art:

History of Transport: The Wright Brothers invented the aeroplane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZyZxDWjkZ0

  1. Make and design a paper plane that can fly and measure how far it goes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veyZNyurlwU

  2. Write a paragraph about any other invention eg. the television, the pen, the lightbulb. You decide

Science:

Light: During science week we looked at light and dark. We looked at our reflections in the mirror.  We made silhouettes of each other and hung them up in the school. A silhouette like a reflection- but it blocks out the light. This week we will look at refraction. Watch the video and find out what it means. https://jr.brainpop.com/science/energy/light/. You can also complete some of the activities beneath the video.

Task: Draw two arrows – one above the other.  Then pour water into a glass. Move the arrows up and down behind the glass. What happens? Find some more activities that show refraction. Feel free to video them and send them on

Geography:

“Global Earth Day” is Wednesday 22nd April. We had been talking about recycling at school and I can’t wait to see some of the art you made before Easter. Maybe this week, you could help save the planet around the house, some examples include: sorting the recycling, switching off lights, conserving water when washing their teeth, helping with a spring clean etc. I would love to hear any other ideas that you come up with. 

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

SPHE:

Feelings; We all have feelings but sometimes it is very hard to explain how we are feeling- especially at the moment with everything going on. Come up with some scenarios which may lead to some of the following feelings:





P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. I have watched a couple of these and think they are very good . These are also available on the RTÉ player.

 

 

Study the meanings of the words in this week's story Deserts in Africa. Click on the link.

data.cjfallon.ie/resources/wonderland/stages3and4/S3_B1_C16_F1.html

3rd Class Work-

30th March – 3rd April

English:

Reading- Get Set- “Hurling” pg 160-161

Writing- pg 162-163 B, D, C (https://www.discoveringireland.com/the-colors-of-the-counties-of-ireland/)

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound (1 unit a week) Unit 25 (pg52/53)

Grammar: -     alphabetical order, dictionary work.

 

Other reading material available:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/

Maths:

Work It Out: Continue doing one section a night.

Tables: Times tables x1 – x12 (revision)

Time: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

https://www.education.com/games/time/

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths3/resources/

History:

Games in the past: Indoors- Play Cards

  • Snap                                         - Old Maid

https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/kids-games/indoor-play/snap-12-classic-card-games-to-teach-the-kids/news-story/1d153893aee53908749c1377c588928c

Outdoor Games;

  • Hopscotch                                -Tig/Tag

Science:

Plants/Life cycle of plants:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z3wpsbk (a quiz under this)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/zcjnp39 (label the plant)

  • draw a picture of a plant, label it and write what each part does for the plant.

 

 

Geography:

The children were learning about recycling before school closed. Last year for “Global Recycling Day” children made different things from recyclable materials from home. I would love to see some new creations this year. You can check out our post from 29/03/19 and feel free to share your creations to the school Facebook page 

Art:

Draw/build/create an Easter art piece 

                                                                   Religion: (optional)

The Story of Easter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSgoPdKQFQ

SPHE:

Personal Hygiene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI (handwashing)

https://pbskids.org/arthur/games/arthur-delivers- nice wee problem solving game

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

 

 

These are only some suggestions, please do not feel under any pressure to do all of the above. Children work at different paces and have different concentration spans. Your child’s safety and happiness is priority at this very uncertain time. Please do not hesitate to contact the school on scoilcholmcille@hotmail.com or via the school website contact page. Please also keep an eye on the padlets as more resources will be added.

 I hope everyone is keeping well and hopefully I will see you all in the not so distant future.

Mrs. Mc Eleney

 

 

Contact

Cloughfin N.S. Cloughfin,
Ballindrait,
Lifford,
Co. Donegal.
(074) 9145705 scoilcholmcille@hotmail.com