Monday, 20 November 2017

Obair Bhaile 20/11/2017

Here's an outline of the homework for this week.

Reading - The class have started reading the book 'Looking After Zara' Last week they were asked to read to page 14. This week please read up to page 15-20 Only. We are working on chunking our words. If your child finds it difficult to pronounce a word they should look for chunks they know.
 Example: yes-ter-day: yesterday.

There is one small group in the class who are reading a different book. They have the week to read the book, just a few pages a night. Please check for comprehension.

  • Spellings: Please learn the list of spellings for the test on Friday. This week the spellings are based on the 'ss/zz' sound.
    1. ox
    2. glass
    3. pizza
    4. buzz
    5. cross
    6. there
    7. they
    8. crossroad
    9. less
    10. miss
    Challenge words:

    press
    dress
    fizz

    • Thematic Words: These are words relating to the theme in class of Myself. These words also relate to topics being covered in Learn Together, SESE and English. The children should know the meaning of these words and be able to read and discuss them by Friday.
    1. Materials
    2. difference
    3. light
    4. path
    5. reflection


    The children wrote these words out in class today so if you could check that they have spelled them correctly. The spelling practice sheets were put into their spelling folders but some children forgot their folder today so if it is at home can you put the sheet in tonight.

    The children are starting Tables this week. The first set are +1. On Friday they will have a tables test along with their spelling test.

    Monday:
    Spellings
    Maths sheet – Near doubles
    +1 tables
    English – Phonics - sentences 'ss/zz'
    Reading

    Tuesday:

    Spellings
    Maths – Doubles
    +1 tables
    English -  Grammar - A or An
    Reading

    Wednesday:

    Spellings
    Maths sheet – Word problems, near doubles
    +1 tables
    English - Phonics
    Reading

    Thursday:
    Spelling  test Friday
    Maths sheet – Word problems, near doubles
    +1 tables
    English - Comprehension - Wrong Mammy!
    Reading

    Science Week

    Hi All,

    We had a very busy Science Week last week with lots of visitors coming in. First Dan came in talked about the solar system. He even has a scaled model of it, it was very interesting and we learned a lot. We even learned about stars that were bigger then our our sun!

    Then we had another parent in who had built his own computer using Raspberry Pi. He brought in a tiny lenses with his computer and programmed it to take pictures and videos. He had to be very specific when giving the computer instructions so that the computer understood clearly what it had to do!

    Paula also came into our class and showed us how to use the coding program called Scratch! I was lots of fun and we received a certificate at the end of the lesson. We are going to use scratch on Friday for the next few weeks so keep an eye on the blog to see what we create!

    Kinsealy Pet shop also visited our school and we got to pet lots of animals, we even got to hold a snake called Sally! She was very heavy! Below are a few photos of some of the activities we took part in.














    Halloween Pictures of some scary ghouls!





    Monday, 13 November 2017

    Obair Bhaile 13/11 - 17/11

    Here's an outline of the homework for this week.

    Reading - The class have started reading the book 'Looking After Zara' Last week they were asked to read to page 8. This week please read up to page 9 -14 Only. We are working on chunking our words. If your child finds it difficult to pronounce a word they should look for chunks they know.
     Example: yes-ter-day: yesterday.

    There is one small group in the class who are reading a different book. They know what page they need to read to.

    • Spellings: Please learn the list of spellings for the test on Friday. This week the spellings are based on the 'll' sound.
      1. red
      2. win
      3. drum
      4. will
      5. waterfall
      6. doll
      7. skull
      8. said
      9. here
      10. windmill

      • Thematic Words: These are words relating to the theme in class of Myself. These words also relate to topics being covered in Learn Together, SESE and English. The children should know the meaning of these words and be able to read and discuss them by Friday.
      1. light
      2. narrow
      3. wide
      4. science
      5. longest
      6. shortest


      The children wrote these words out in class today so if you could check that they have spelled them correctly. The spelling practice sheets were put into their spelling folders but some children forgot their folder today so if it is at home can you put the sheet in tonight.


      Monday:
      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Length
      English – Phonics - sentences 'll'
      Reading

      Tuesday:

      Spellings
      Maths – Addition 17-20
      English -  Grammar - A or An
      Reading

      Wednesday:

      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Length
      English - Phonics
      Reading

      Thursday:
      Spelling  test Friday
      Maths sheet – Length
      English - Comprehension - Bouncy Balls!
      Reading

      Wednesday, 8 November 2017

      Movie Night

      Hi all,


      The student council have organised a Movie Night for all the children in the school tomorrow night. The movie will start at 6pm and finish at 8pm. 

      1st class will be in Mel's room and the movie is Hotel Transylvania! The movie will start at 6pm sharp so don't be late!

      A permission slip was given out in class today for the Movie Night tomorrow. If your child wants to go please fill this out and return it tomorrow morning.

      Sunday, 5 November 2017

      06/11-10/11

      Welcome back! I hope everyone had a nice break and enjoyed all the Halloween festivities! 

      Team teaching has now ended. This term the children will be starting the class reader called 'Looking After Zara'. They will be working on this in small groups and will be given a section to read at home per week. 

      Addition tables will start next week. 

      Spellings: Please learn the 10 spellings for test on Friday ('ff')

      You, your, off, cliff, stiff, cuff, come, some, stuffing, gruff

      Extension - Challenge words:

      huff
      whiff
      staff

      Thematic Words: (Class based work): Children should be able to read, discuss, understand and use these words by Friday.

      bungalow, two story, detached, semi-detached, waterproof, experiment, testing,


      Children must write these words into their spelling folders tonight if they did not get this complete in class.

      Monday:
      Spellings
      Maths sheet – revision - 17-20
      English – Phonics - sentences 'ff'

      Tuesday:

      Spellings
      Maths – Addition 17-20
      English - Alphabetical order

      Wednesday:

      Spellings
      Maths sheet – Money
      English - Alphabetical order

      Thursday:
      Spelling  test Friday
      Maths sheet – Money addition
      English - Comprehension - Homes

      Monday, 23 October 2017

      Term Art



      The class were learning about all the different ways lines could be created and used in creative ways!




       The class learned about the Russian artist Kandinsky and studied his Concentric Circles painting. We then recreated our own.


       The class discussed the artist George Searut and his method of painting using pointillism. The class used earbuds to create their own pointillism autumn paintings.

       Have a look at our autumn WOW Work Tree. This term the focus was on and writing!


      We have a few extra scary classmates in with this week! Looking forward to seeing all the fancy dress costumes on Friday!