4th Class

Fourth Class

A School Book Rental system is in place for pupils from Third to Sixth classes at a cost of €35 per pupil, subject to a family maximum contribution of €60. For this fee, the school provides the following books:

Mathematics: Planet Maths 4

English : My Read at Home 4 (CJ Fallon), Starlight 4 and Treasury D,

Gaeilge: Léigh sa Bhaile D (CJ Fallon) and Abair Liom F,

SESE: Let’s Discover History 4, Let’s Discover Geography 4; Let’s Discover Science 4 Journal (CJ Fallon)

Other : Class Novels in English and Gaeilge. Religion books.

The rental fee can be paid in late June, or the first week of the new term. Alternatively, you may purchase the above books at your own expense.

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BOOKS  TO PURCHASE

It will also be necessary for all (including those availing of the School Book Rental) to purchase the following workbooks for the 2021/22 school year.

New Wave Mental Maths 4 (Prim Ed)

Spellbound 4 (CJ Fallon)

Fuaimeanna agus Focail 4 (Folens)

New Wave English in Practice 4

Just Maps 4 (educate.ie)

Go with the Flow Handwriting F (CJ Fallon)

Mindful Matters 4 SPHE (CJ Fallon)

Notes

It is school policy to have pupil names in Irish on copies etc; personalised School Diaries will be available on opening week. Please also ensure pencils, etc. are all labelled so each child only uses their own pencil,etc.

Other requirements

2 X Sum Copies, 2x Small pocket notebook, 2X Class Copies, 5 X Spare Copies, 2 X Pencils, 2 X Red Pens 2 X Blue Pens, 2 X Black Pens, Eraser, Sharpener, Long Ruler, Twistables, Black sharpie, set of markers, Pritt Stick x 2, Mathematical Set, Earphones. Polypockets, Highlighter, Ringbound folder with subject dividers.

Christmas Art

Christmas Art

Igloos

Working hard on our Xmas Art

Week beginning 15/06/20
Well done on the work last week and for keeping the momentum going throughout this difficult time!

I hope you enjoyed the virtual tour and thank you so much for your pictures. The suitcases, passports, dollars and goodies were brilliant!

It’s our final week-I still can’t believe we’re ending this school year this way!

This week is going to be Virtual Sports Week- a nice way to end the year. I’ve emailed you packs.

There are many activities in the pack-feel free to choose what you wish to do. Why not add a competitive element by making it a family sports day! Send me on any pictures/videos!

I’d like to wish you all the most wonderful summer and hopefully when we return in August things will have settled lots.

I look forward to seeing you then(although I may not recognise some of you, judging by the photos. Getting so grown up!)

Take care,

Ms. Ferry

Feel free to do what’s listed below-ONLY IF YOU WISH.

Maths

This final week we will focus on 12 times tables.

Mental maths finishing up the book if possible.

English

Eng in practice, finishing up the book.

Week beginning 08/06/20
Well done on the wonderful work last week!

I received an excellent diagram of the layers of the skin and the main glands-so well presented! Some lovely poems also and pictures of our houses of cards!

Next week, we will be having a very exciting week as it will be our Virtual Sports Week! Lots of fun!

Just a reminder my email for contact and samples of work/queries is msferryr4@gmail.com

It’s our virtual school tour week!
So on Tuesday, I want you all to take the day off your usual work and go online for our virtual school tour!
On Monday night I want you to pack a nice yummy school tour lunch for yourself for our day! Along with the usual school tour treats!!
Emails will be sent to parents on Monday with the link for our tour!
I’m very excited!

RTE home school hub on RTE 2 daily at 11am

Maths
This week we will focus on 11 times tables.

There is always extra work in Mental Maths and English in Practice so we will use next few weeks to get those covered. It’s good revision also.

Mental maths next week, week 35 and also Week 36

English
Again, there’s extra work in English in Practice so we’ll do 2 days per day in this.
Eng in practice, next week, days 141-148

Write a Bucket List of things they’d like to do this summer and email me them(Only if you wish).

Gaeilge
Abair Liom

(just writing the missing words will suffice for this weeks activities)
Lth 167 F
Lth 168 G
Lth 169 H
Lth 170
(just writing the missing words will suffice)
Lth 172 –Quite difficult. Place correct verbs in sentences. Look up the verb meanings to assist.

STEM Challenge-only if you wish.
This weeks STEM challenge is to…
‘Build your name in 3D’
Best of luck! I look forward to seeing the pictures.
Feel free to use any materials you wish.

Art- Father’s Day Card/Someone Special to me card. I will send on pictures of suggestions for Father’s Day Cards via email if you wish to attempt one. Or try out your own creative design!

PE-why not try Yoga this week! Cosmic Kids Yoga have many videos for children to practice Yoga.

Week beginning 02/06/20
Hi everyone! Hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Thank you for your emails this week. I received more pictures of our wonderful dioramas, the aeroplane STEM challenge along with the most wonderful poster all about the life of Amelia Earhart-just fabulous!

I’m so impressed with our PowerPoint presentations. I received a few based on the interesting life of Amelia Earhart-they were so professional and so informative!

Great to see lots of you did the Superhero PE challenge also!

I know it’s probably getting harder to get the motivation these days but there’s a few nice things coming up over the next couple of weeks!

Now I hope you all have nothing on Tuesday week, the 9th of June….as…we…are…going…to…be…going…on…our…VIRTUAL SCHOOL TOUR!!!

Details will be forwarded next week to all emails.

Where??Hmmm…further afield than usual…make sure you have your passports…maybe pack some ‘cookies’ and ‘fries’… some ‘dollars’ for snacks and wear your ‘sneakers’ and ‘pants’!!! That’s enough clues for now! Can’t wait!

Just a reminder if you’ve still to contact me, my email for contact and samples of work/queries is msferryr4@gmail.com

The virtual school tour will be emailed so please ensure I have your email.

TG4 have an educational programme on daily at 10am

RTE home school hub on RTE 2 daily at 11am

Read as much as possible in spare time-books, comics, magazines-all beneficial!

Readtheory.org as mentioned


Maths

This week we will focus on 7 times tables.

Starter activity- mathsstarters.net

There is always extra work in Mental Maths and English in Practice so we will use the next few weeks to get those covered. It’s good revision also.

Mental maths next week, week 33 starting on Tuesday due to Bank Hol
and also Week 34

Pg 186-Topic-General Revision*These are quite a generic 3 pages if you wish to try.

Instead I usually use this time of year to ask the children what they’d like to revisit ie. what they find difficult. I’d recommend revising topics they have difficulty in over next 3 weeks. I usually revise Fractions, Multiplication, Division and Time but let your child guide you.

English

Again, there’s extra work in English in Practice so we’ll do 2 days per day in this.

Eng in practice, next week, days 133-140

Spellings-next week, list 32-final week of spellings!

Starlight pg 189 Activity G if you wish. I’d love the children to email me their poem if completed. I know what brilliant poets there are in R4!


Gaeilge

Litriu gaeilge-next week, aonad 29

Abair Liom

Lth 164 on Abair Liom F ebook on folensonline.com.

Read story. Look up some difficult words.

Here’s a link to hear story online.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/4th_class/resources/Passage/AL_4C_ACT_PAS_CH20_002/index.html

Lth 165 A

To help…

Cá-where

Cad-what

Cad as.. where is/are …from

Cad a tharla-what happened

Conas-how

Cén fáth-why

Lth 166 D using the phrase ‘sna tríthí gáire’(in stitches laughing)

Lth 167 E-Comhrá. Link below to listen to it.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/4th_class/resources/Dialogue/AL_4C_ACT_DIA_CH20_001/index.html

Duolingo to practice Irish vocab.

www.robo.ie  on Friday.


SESE
Science.

Unit 20 Human Body.

Read all about the Breathing Body on pages 116-119.

Activities A,B on pg 119.

If you wish you can attempt the experiment on pg 119

The following is a link to watch a video on You-Tube all about the lungs.

For the next few weeks instead of all the usual SESE lessons I’m going to give a STEM activity for your child to attempt.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math and activities involving these fields have a huge impact on kids. Even the simplest STEM activities provide numerous opportunities for kids to learn and explore STEM

This weeks challenge is to ‘Build a House of Cards’

Please send me pictures of the finished product.

Good luck!

Some alternative activities

PE- why not try skipping this week- a great heart races and skill development!

Art- Reminder of last weeks activity if you wish to complete it.

Draw a picture of your real life hero in this difficult time of the Corona Virus. This is based on a competition online. If your wish you can visit www.drawourheroes.ie for details on how to submit your entry to the competition. Good luck!

For any child interested in sketching and drawing drawingnow.com has step by step tutorials

Practice typing skills an dancemattypingguide.com

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  • School Holidays

    • Halloween Holidays 2021
      All schools will close from Monday 25th October 2021 to Friday 29th October
      2021 inclusive
    • Christmas Holidays
      All schools will close on Wednesday 22nd December 2021, which will be the final
      day of the school term.
      All schools will re-open on Thursday 6th January 2022.
    • February Mid-term 2022
      We will close on Thursday 24th February 2022 and Friday 25th
      February 2022.
    • Easter Holidays 2022

      We will close on Friday 8 April 2022 and re-open on Monday 25th April 2022

    • May Bank Holiday 2022
      We will close on Monday 2 May 2022
    • June Bank Holiday 2022
      We will close on Monday 6 June
    • Summer Closing Date 2022
      We will close on Fri 17 June 2022. Please note that these dates are provisional and subject to change.

      ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS

      Please contact the School Office for up to date enrolment information.

      1.Enrolment Application for Mainstream Classes (click below).

      Enrolment Application Form for Mainstream Classes (including Junior Infants)  2021-22 school year

      2.  Enrolment Application for our ASD Special Class Suite ( click below)

      Notification-to-NCSE-of-Enrolment-in-Special-School_Special-Class.doc

      3. Enrolment Application for our ASD School Transport (click below)

      https://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SEN-School-Transport-Application-Form.doc