Obair den tSeachtain 04/05/20 -08/05/20
(Déan an méid gur féidir libh, ná déan dearmad, ná bíodh an daoine faoi bhrú 🙂)
  • TG4 Cúla ar Scoil every day on TG4 at 10:30am for 30mins.
  • Oral Language: Watch some other programming on TG4 or on the TG4 player online, hearing Gaeilge being spoken daily is important and will again give them that sense of normality and familiarity. Encourage Gaeilge to be spoken for 10-15mins per day in the house among the family to the best of your abilities.
  • Litriú: Continue with Irish spellings as per usual. 
  • Léamh agus Ceisteanna: This week I have added in a Chapter from our Class workbook. THis includes reading, comprehension questions as well as some grammar questions. You will find screenshots of this work attached. Also, as extra work or as an alternative, you can use these links to two short pieces of Irish comprehension that come with some short multi choice questions https://www.cogg.ie/wp-content/uploads/6.An-tOchtapas-%C3%93g-asal.pdf https://www.cogg.ie/wp-content/uploads/7.S%C3%ADog-na-bhFiacla-asal.pdf 
  • Sríobh Scéal : Write a short story based on the two topics above, ‘An tOchtapas’ and ‘Síog na bhFiacla’. The can be as informative or creative as they like. Try to incorporate the new vocabulary, highlighted in the two short comprehension pieces above, in their writing. 
  • Iris Ghaeilge CLG – An Irish GAA Magazine with interesting Stories/ Puzzles/Facts, etc. https://www.gaa.ie/news/cuaille-iris-ghaeilge-clg-ar-fail-anois/?fbclid=IwAR00X7TfI9SA5U2DEBeT4aIEA09FMs_aKv-b9IJjoW71n-zN1nfICP7GkYg
  •  Mata Draíochta: The topic I would like us to focus on this week is ‘Ionadluach’ (Place Value). I have attached the relevant pages from our Maths book. I have attached them in both English and Irish, feel free to use whichever you prefer. 
  • Continue to revise tables (+, -, x, /) Having your tables learnt gives you an advantage when trying to concentrate on new concepts in the future. 
  • IXL-Léan leis an obair iontach atá ar siúl agaibh. Continue with the fantastic work on the IXL website if you have an available laptop/ipad/phone and WIFI. Each child has their own username and log in and I can track their work from home. IXL covers the entire Rang 4 Maths curriculum.
  •  Mental Maths. The children are well used to working on this book independently and each day is all about revision. This should take between 8-15mins to complete. 
  • Practical hands on Maths, be that via cooking, cleaning or some maths games, physical or online.  https://www.coolmathgames.com/ is always very popular
    • Comprehension – I have attached the story ‘It’s a Monster’ from our class reader. 
    • Writing-  Questions based on the above story, working on homographs, work based on apostrophes in contractions and a newspaper report based on the story. Again, all of this work is attached below.
    • English in Practice – One day each Day. – (B’fhéidir nach bhfuil gach duine ar an lá céanna, ach tá sé sin ceart go leor. Níl aon fhadhbh. Not everyone will be on the same days in these books, but that’s fine, no worries. Everyone go at your own pace. Try to get one test done per day)
    • Spellings-Spellings can also be worked on for 10 mins every day and a parent/sibling can give them their little spelling and litriú test on Friday to keep a little bit of normality in their routine
    • Keep reading everyday. Take time to read quietly, away from distractions, every day. Reading for pleasure is very important and relaxes the mind.  Remember free books online can be found at https://stories.audible.com/start-listen


As with last week,  research some of the following topics which would have been covered in History, Geography and Science and perhaps, if you have the time and the means, complete a project to present to your family or email photos of your completed work etc to the me through our new classroom email system. Again, this is not compulsory, it is just a suggestion. Dip in and out as you please, do what you can and what you feel suits your situation at home. 
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Brazil (Geography)

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Christopher Columbus (History) Useful resources can be found using the following links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmRFcXrWKCY  https://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/christopher_columbus.php  https://www.coolkidfacts.com/christopher-columbus-facts/


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As mentioned last week, we will try to set some fun challenges to try out during the week and the children can take on their siblings or if they would like, could try to beat the teachers score. Again, video evidence will be needed if they want to say they have beaten the me. We had some fantastic entries last week for the hand pass challenge and Aoife B topped the scoring charts with a very impressive score. This week’s challenge is to get as many solos as possible in 30secs using both your right foot and left foot. Unfortunately, my camera is still not working but as you all know I am one of the top 3 footballers in Ireland, possibly even the best, but I don’t like to boast. My highest score was 46 solos in 30secs. Remember you must use both your left foot and your right foot. Here is a clip of Dublin star James McCarthy having a go at the challenge. I reckon some of you might be able to beat him with a bit of practice.   Good luck!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfxdHZ-swTU


Also, remember there is a new work out uploaded every day on youtube. They are fantastic to burn off some energy.
Rang a 4,
Tá súil agam go bhfuil sibh go maith. Bhí mé ag caint le cúpla duine agaibh an tseachtain seo agus tá sibh ag obair go crua. Maith sibh.
I have to say some of the photos and poems/raps I received this week were fantastic. Some of the baking and cooking going on at home looked delicious. I was very impressed with how well prepared you all seemed in your photos. Well done. I also got to see some amazing projects on Galway, the Heart and the Normans as well as some fantastic poems and raps about the Corona Virus.
I am missing you all a lot, and really had hoped we would get a few weeks together before the summer holidays but hopefully things will improve soon and you can enjoy your summer holidays at least. Lets keep working hard like we are doing at the minute, and please continue to stick to the rules on social distancing and washing our hands.
I hope to hear from you all over the coming days and weeks, and please stay say.

Gaeilge – Mata (dhá-theangach) – Béarla – OSIE (SESE)



Obair/Amchlár 04-05-20