We used the school laptops today to practise our tables. Click on the image to open the game.
We are doing a project on the Vikings this month. Today we used the school laptops to do online research on this website:
We also read the chapter on Vikings in our ‘Unlocking SESE’ book.
The girls will bring home their research pages this week. They will have lots of opportunity to work on their project in class. The project is due on Tuesday 5th March.
We had great fun improving our 6 Times Multiplication tables with this catchy rap!
We had fun in school practising our tables on the school laptops.
Here are some links to online computer games where the girls can have fun practising their tables!
The Mental Maths Train
Hit the Button!
The Great Tables Challenge: Pop the Balloons!
Some of the x7 tables are a bit tricky. I hope these videos will help you to practise and learn them.
Making up your own rhymes can help too, like ‘Multiplying 7 by 7 makes me feel fine, 7 x 7 = 49’. Can you make up one to share with the class?
Here’s a trick that you might enjoy, to find the multiples of 7 (the answers you get when you multiply by 7, or skip count in 7s).
The class read two lovely poems about St Brigid, one of Ireland’s patron saints. One of the poems is about the conversion of Gaelic Chieftan from paganism to Christianity
Brigid wove a cross of rushes by a dying chieftain’s bed”
“Brigid what is that you’re making
From the rushes there?”, he said.
Brigid said,”A cross I’m weaving, like the cross where Jesus died.”
“Who was Jesus?” asked the chieftain,
“Why was this man crucified?”
Brigid told the gospel story to a dying pagan King.
Lying silently he listened,
Never saying anything.
Then he kissed the cross of rushes
Saying ,”Brigid, thanks to you,
I have come to love this Jesus,
I will follow his way too!”
By Emma Finnegan
We made St Brigid’s crosses from paper. We were very glad to have help from our visiting teacher, Ms McEllistrim, and Sophie and Éabha, TY students from Holy Faith.
We studied Early Christian Ireland, and found out about monks that lived in Ireland over a thousand years ago.
We learned wonderful words and phrases like vellum, parchment, manuscript, filigree, high cross, refectory, beehive hut and abbot.
Teacher wanted the whole class to get new monk-style haircuts, but nobody wanted to get their head shaved into a tonsure. Instead we did Monastery Drama Bingo to show off what we knew about life in Early Christian Ireland.
We created wonderful monastery art, with round towers, made from recycled kitchen rolls.
Telling the time is tricky! At the moment the girls are learning to tell the time in 5 minute intervals using both the digital and analogue clocks. They are learning to calculate the amount of time between certain times and solving word problems based on time.
The best way for your daughter to learn how to tell the time is by using it. Draw reference to the time throughout the day and ask her questions about it. Ask what time will it be in 1 hour/2 hours etc.
Each girl made a cardboard clock that they are bringing home each night to help them practice- ask them to make certain times or make a time and ask them to say what it is.
Here are a few online games that may help with this tricky topic:
These websites have been tried and tested for suitability and are great fun for all the family! But as always please monitor your daughter carefully while using the Internet .
As part of Catholic Schools Week we learnt about diversity and how we are each a unique part of God’s creation. In our Catholic school everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Jesus teaches us that no one deserves to be excluded from friendship because God loves us all equally.
We made a word art picture of all the different talents we have in the class and hung it on our Religion noticeboard.
Mrs Stokes 🙂
As we’re revising x9 tables for homework this week, here’s a reminder of our Maths trick…
Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí!