Monday, 18 December 2017

Show Outfits

Hi everyone!


We are going to have a dress rehearsal tomorrow so if everyone could bring in their costumes that would be great!

The boys and girls have been working very hard and we are super excited for the performance!


Thanks,

Rachel

Monday, 11 December 2017

Obair bhaile - Winter Show

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a nice weekend.

For the remaining 2 weeks of school the children will have no written work or oral homework.

Instead the children should use this time to learn the words of the winter show songs and to learn their lines.

When the children are learning their lines help them to focus on reading Loud, Clear, Fluently and with Expression.

If anyone is finding it difficult to source clothes for the show, let me know.

The show is on the Thursday the 21st of December  11:35 am.

Due to a family commitment I will not be in school on Friday the 22nd of December. The class will be split into other rooms on that day. Because of this we are going to have our Christmas party after the play on Thursday so the children are allowed to bring in a few treats if they want. 



Sunday, 3 December 2017

Winter Show Costumes

The Grinch - Costumes

Hi Everyone,

Below are recommendations for costumes for the show. If you have any questions or any difficulties sourcing clothes for the costumes let me know. Also if anyone has a dog onesie outfit at home, that they would not mind lending to us for the show, let me know.

The Who’s (Narrators) -  Anything colourful – green, red, white or stripy
For example: Tops, leggings, trousers, dresses, skirts – Stripy red, white or green  
Hair accessories: Any form of Christmas hair clip or hair band or decoration. There are lots in Penny’s now and any of the 2Euro shops.


Characters:
Cindy Lou –  Dress (if possible white or pink) red or white tights and a dressing gown. Hair up in pigtails on the day of the show

Father – Shirt and tie, jeans or black trousers

The Mayor – suit jacket (may have a purple jacket already for him) shirt and tie

The Grinch – Green leggings and green t-shirt, I something else in mind but to have them as the base would be great.

Max  – Black t-shirt and trousers, I have the rest. 

Obair Bhaile

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a nice weekend.

For the remaining 3 weeks of school the children will have no written work. Spellings, tables and reading will continue but there will be no written work.

Instead the children should use this time to learn the words of the winter show songs and to learn their lines. 

When the children are learning their lines help them to focus on reading Loud, Clear, Fluently and with Expression

Spellings:

'CK'

hop
fit
grin
duck
neck
clock
lick
go
no

broomstick

Challenge words:
check
stock

frock

Thematic words:

Transport
Pedestrian
aeroplane
helicopter
engine
tram
Tens
Units

Reading: The class have completed the book 'Looking After Zara'. This week please listen to them read the whole book, reading a few pages a night. On Tuesday group 5 and Thursday group 4  will get a new book. Please listen to them reading the book they have until their book is changed.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Christmas Play

Dear Parents,

We have started rehearsing for our Christmas show. This year we are preforming a version of The Grinch. Below are the song we will be singing in the show. Please allow your child time to practise them at home.

 Where Are You Christmas?

You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch

Welcome Christmas

Obair Bhaile 27/11 - 01/12

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

Reading -  'Looking After Zara' Last week they were asked to read to page 20. This week please read up to page 24. 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 are two groups who will get their new book at their stations during the week. Please check for comprehension.

  • Spellings: Please learn the list of spellings for the test on Friday. This week the spellings are based on revision of 'll, ff,ss/zz' sounds.
    1. fluff
    2. chill
    3. spell
    4. smell
    5. grill
    6. said
    7. there
    8. they
    9. come
    10. some
    Challenge words:

    stuffing
    crossroad
    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. cube
    2. cuboid
    3. sphere
    4. cylinder
    5. hut
    6. yurt


    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 +2. On Friday they will have a tables test along with their spelling test.

    Monday:
    Spellings
    Maths sheet – 3D shapes
    +2 tables
    English – Phonics 
    Reading - 
    Christmas play lines

    Tuesday:

    Spellings
    Maths sheet – 3D shapes
    +2 tables
    English – Grammar
    Reading - 
    Christmas play lines

    Wednesday:

    Spellings
    Maths sheet – 3D shapes
    +2 tables
    English – Grammar 
    Reading - 
    Christmas play lines

    Thursday:
    Spelling  test Friday
    Maths sheet – 3D shapes
    +2 tables
    English – Cloze procedure
    Reading - 
    Christmas play lines

    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!











        Islam

        This term the class have been taking about Islam. We have recently discussed the Mosque and the Salat prayers. Syed was kind enough to bring in his pray mat for the class to see. Thank you Syed.


        23/10/2017

        CAKE SALE ON FRIDAY!
        DRESS UP DAY ON FRIDAY!

        Team Teaching reading should be practiced at home. 

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

        are
        all
        yes
        slug
        arm
        hard
        scarf
        card
        Sunday
        Saturday

        Extension - Challenge words:

        shark
        jar
        sharp

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

        Halloween
        Trick or treat
        Jack O'Latern
        waterproof
        experiment
        Ramadan
        fasting
        5 pillars


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

        Monday:
        Spellings
        Maths sheet – Missing numbers
        English – Phonics - sentences 'ar'
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Tuesday:

        Spellings
        Maths – Addition
        English - Common nouns
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Wednesday:

        Spellings
        Maths sheet – Addition
        English - Halloween question sheet
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Thursday:
        Spelling  test Friday
        Maths sheet – Word problems
        English - Close procedure - capital letters and was/were
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Wednesday, 18 October 2017

        Obair Bhaile 18/10 - 20/10

        Due to the school closure days there is no spelling homework this week.

        Wednesday

        Maths: Spatial awareness sheet
        English: Station reading homework


        Thursday

        Maths: Subtraction sheet
        English: Comprehension 'The Witch', answer questions
        Station reading homework


        Monday, 9 October 2017

        Obair bhaile 09/10/2017

        Team Teaching reading should be practiced at home. 

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

        Please use the sheet at the back of the homework booklet to practice spellings.

        but
        plum
        quick
        queen
        to
        do
        quiz
        squid
        squirrel
        Friday

        Extension - Challenge words:

        quench
        quest
        question

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

        Deciduous
        Coniferous
        compare
        contrast
        hibernation
        process


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

        Monday:
        Spellings
        Maths sheet – Ordinal Number
        English – Phonics - sentences 'qu'
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Tuesday:

        Spellings
        Maths – Missing addends
        English - Proper nouns
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Wednesday:

        Spellings
        Maths sheet – Subtraction
        English - Capital letters
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Thursday:
        Spelling  test Friday
        Maths sheet – Subtraction
        English - Comprehension - The Spooky Castle
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Sunday, 8 October 2017

        Busy Week in 1st Class!

        Hi Everyone,

        Last week the boys and girls of 1st Class earned 1000 Dojo points for working well as a team and also for individual work. As a reward for we got to spend Golden Time in the playground on Friday. A great time was had by all and some excellent turn taking and sharing skills were displayed. Well done everyone!

        We also were very lucky to be visited by Barbara the Dentist. She taught us about our teeth and how important it is to keep them clean. She also showed us how to brush our teeth properly! A big thank you to Barbara for coming in.







        Christmas Show Date

        Special date for your diary!


        This year 1st Class B's winter show will take place on Thursday the 21st of December  11:35 am.

        Monday, 2 October 2017

        Obair Bhaile 02/10/17



        **Team Teaching eeading should be practiced at home. 
        Please sign the reading log every night.
        Please make sure that there is a pencil, ruler and red pen in your child's folder
        Folders need to be in school everyday.

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

        in
        leg
        ring
        sang
        strong
        lung
        be
        was
        length
        Thursday

        Extension - Challenge words:

        spring
        string
        bring

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

        Teeth
        Dentist
        incisor
        canine
        molar
        premolar

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

        Monday:
        Spellings
        Maths sheet – The Flip Trick
        English – Phonics - sentences 'ng'
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Tuesday:

        Spellings
        Maths – Doubles
        English - Capital letters
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Wednesday:

        Spellings
        Maths sheet – Spatial Awareness 
        English - Phonics 'ng' 
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Thursday:
        Spelling  test Friday
        Maths sheet – Odd and Even (Sheet to be handed out on Thursday)
        English - Comprehension - The Greedy Cat
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Thursday, 28 September 2017

        Class Meeting Powerpoint

        Hi everyone,

        Thank you to those who made it to the meeting last Tuesday night. For anyone who missed the Class meeting please find the power point containing the information discussed below. If you have any questions please email me at belmayneetrachel@gmail.com



        Class Meeting Presentation

        Monday, 25 September 2017

        Obair Bhaile 25/09-29/09

        Homework for the week 25/09-29/09

        **Team Teaching: For the next 5 weeks, the children will be working in small
        groups with a support teacher everyday. They will be working on literacy. The
        children will get a new reader everyday. Reading should be practiced at home. 
        Please sign the reading log every night.
        Please make sure that there is a pencil, ruler and red pen in your child's folder
        Folders need to be in school everyday.

        Spellings: Please learn the 10 spellings for test on Friday (Revision of 'ch', 'sh', and 'th')

        that
        with
        thank
        thinking
        cash
        rash
        shell
        Monday
        Tuesday
        Wednesday

        Extension - Challenge words:

        chimp
        path
        chin

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

        straight
        left
        turn
        right
        directions
        roundabout
        kindness

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

        Monday:
        Spellings
        Maths sheet – addition with 10 frames
        English – 5 spellings in sentences
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Tuesday:

        Spellings
        Maths – Doubles
        English/History - Project booklet on My Family
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Wednesday:

        Spellings
        Maths sheet – Problem solving
        English/History - Project booklet on My Family 
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Thursday:
        Spelling  test Friday
        Maths sheet – Addition
        English/History - Project booklet on My Family
        (Reader - Station teacher assigned reading)

        Monday, 18 September 2017

        Obair Bhaile 18/09/2017

        Homework for the week 18/09-22/09

        **Team Teaching: For the next 6 weeks, the children will be working in small
        groups with a support teacher everyday. They will be working on literacy. The
        children will get a new reader everyday. Reading should be practiced at home.
        Please make sure that there is a pencil, ruler and red pen in your child's folder
        Folders need to be in school everyday.

        Spellings: Please learn the 10 spellings for test on Friday (4 of the words are based on the 'th' sound)

        sad
        flag
        this
        with
        that
        thank
        we
        me
        thinking
        Wednesday

        Extension - Challenge words:

        teeth
        thick
        cloth

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

        family
        youngest
        left
        right
        oldest
        project

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

        Monday:
        Spellings
        Maths sheet – Numbers 10-15
        English – Phonics sentences


        Tuesday:

        Spellings
        Maths – Number sets
        English - Capital Letters
        Reader

        Wednesday:

        Spellings
        Maths sheet – Addition - completing sets to make target number
        English  - Jumbled sentences
        Reader

        Thursday:
        Spelling  test Friday
        Maths sheet – Shapes
        English – Comprehension Tom's Tooth
        Reader

        Monday, 11 September 2017

        Obair Bhaile 11/09-15/09

        Homework for the week 11/09-15/09

        Spellings: Please learn the 10 spellings for test on Friday (5 of the words are based on the 'ch' sound)

        hot
        blot
        chips
        lunch
        chest
        much
        he
        she
        chicken
        Tuesday

        Challenge words:

        bench
        chain
        chair

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

        Principal
        Caretaker
        Artefact
        change
        grow

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

        Monday:
        Spellings
        Maths sheet – addition 2 addends
        English – Phonics sentences

        Tuesday:

        Spellings
        Maths – Making 13
        Spelling practice on rainbow sheet

        Wednesday:

        Spellings
        Maths sheet – Adding within 11
        English  - Capital letter

        Thursday:
        Spelling and table test Friday

        Maths sheet – Colour by sum

        English – Comprehension Hedgehog

        Monday, 4 September 2017

        Lunch Order

        Hi everyone,

        I have sent home new lunch order forms for you to discuss with your child. If your child would like to change their order please complete the form and send it back in as soon as possible. If your child does not want a school lunch please notify me.

        Thanks,

        Rachel

        Home work for the week


        04/09/2017 – 08/09/2017


        Weekly spellings: Please learn to spell this list of 10 words based on the  'Sh' sound

        get
        clap
        shop
        fish
        shut
        wish 
        I
        the
        Monday
        Shampoo

        If your child needs to be challenged more with their spellings there are three extension words:

        toothbrush
        flash
        shelf

        Thematic words: (These are words that are related to the theme 'Myself'. The children do not need to learn how to spell these words but to Read, Discuss, Understand and be able to Use them)

        Islam
        Respect
        Myself
        Height
        Survey
        Travel
        Journey

        Monday:
        Spellings (in folder and on blog)
        Maths sheet - number formation
        History of my name sheet (for Wednesday)

        Tuesday:
        Spellings (in folder and on blog)
        Maths sheet - Number line
        History of my name sheet (for Wednesday)

        Wednesday:
        Spellings (in folder and on blog)
        Maths sheet - Addition with 3 addends
        Phonics sheet - SH

        Thursday:
        Spelling test Friday
        Maths sheet - Vertical addition - join the dots
        English - Capital Letters formation

        P.E on Thursdays



        Sunday, 3 September 2017

        Welcome to 1st Class!

        Welcome to Rachel's 1st Class blog!

        I hope everyone is settling in well and I look forward to getting to know you all better over the coming weeks.

        I will update the blog throughout the school year with class homework, spellings, topics we are learning about, class news, events and any important dates and notices.

        Homework for the week will be sent home on a Monday in your child's homework folder and collected on Fridays. Generally there will be 1 piece of Maths and 1 piece of English written homework per night along with spellings and Maths tables. Weekly spelling and table tests will be held on Fridays. Reading homework will be gradually introduced over the coming weeks.

        The blog will be updated every Monday with the weeks homework, spellings and thematic words.

        If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me  at belmayneetrachel@gmail.com