Have a look at some of our gorgeous sunset silhouettes 🙂
Please listen and practise these songs everyday so that we know the words off by heart.
Táimid an-ghnóthach i seomra a seacht, ag canadh amhráin agus ag damhsa do Lá Glas agus don Chéilí. Tá na cáilíní ag déanamh iarracht a chuid Gaeilge a úsáid i rith an lae. Déan cleachtadh ar na phrásaí atá ar an Class Blogs.
Inné bhíomar ag foghlaim faoi Mháirt na hInide agus d’itheamar pancóga blasta. Beidhimid ag déanamh seanfhocail agus ag tarraingt postaer chun na seanfhocail a mhíniú.
Rinneamar hataí freisin inniu. Féach ar ár hataí an-fhaiseanta!
We have had a very busy week this week, with some exciting activities happening in room 7. We have been preparing for Italian Day since January and the girls really did themselves proud today presenting their fantastic projects, maith sibh cáilíní!
We also had a marine biologist visit the class yesterday and he showed us some very fascinating creatures.
The girls have been learning about bridges with Ms Hazel and have started planning their designs. After mid-term they will put their creative plans into action.
Check out some of the photos from the week 🙂
Last week we began long multiplication in class. Before now we have only been multiplying by a one digit number. Now we can multiply by 2 digit numbers. The girls have been very quick at grasping this new maths skill! Well done girls
We want to keep the steps fresh in our minds, so we will have a long multiplication sum/sums every night for homework in January.
Here are the steps the girls came up with;
(This may not make sense to those at home. These are the steps the girls have been using. Ask them to explain the process when they are doing their sum for homework.)
In order to be long multiplication experts, it really helps to know your tables!! Keep revising! Below are some websites you can use to practise at home;
https://www.futuristicmath.com/games/4th-grade-multiply-2-by-2-digit-numbers-monster-board-game.html (long multiplication game; tablet friendly)
As discussed in class, this project will be done in groups.
The girls have already decided which two topics they will each complete. Research will be started in school and continued at home. The girls will then, in their groups, layout and design their project on a large poster in class. The project should have a mixture of information (neatly written and displayed), maps and pictures.
Example topics are;
Remember, each girl in your group should be able to talk about all of the information on the poster.
If you have room at the end of the project you can add in other ideas e.g. Interesting Roman Facts/ Quick Quiz
The project is due 8th of February (at the latest).
Italian day will be Friday, 15th of February.
To help get you started;
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zwmpfg8 (good information but videos don’t work in Ireland)
*Supervision when using the internet is advised.
The library is also a great resource to use when doing projects. See if you can find any books that we could use in your local library.
Homework task; Create a storyboard on the legend of ‘Romulus and Remus’. Re-watch the video clip of the legend.
Morpurgo is a fantastic author! We will be exploring the book in different ways. Some of the roles we will be taking on while reading the novel are;
Word Wizard– find interesting or new words in the text
Artful Artist– visually depict anything about the story that engaged you.
Clever Connector– connect the text to your own lives, books, movies etc.
Discussion Director– write some good questions for your group, think of what you would like to talk about.
Summariser– write and share a short overview of what you have read.
We are also focusing on narrative writing. Before writing we are looking at narrative features, paragraphs, using synonyms for boring words, story openers and story endings etc.
We will be reading this novel for homework over the next few weeks. The girls have been advised to read with an adult. The reading can be shared, with both student and adult taking turns reading. Discuss what you have read and ask your daughter questions.
Use new vocabulary you come across. I have given your daughter a vocabulary sheet to use with the novel, feel free to add new and interesting words to the list at home.
The girls will also have comprehension questions to answer on each chapter for homework once a week. I have attached the questions below. They must answer the questions to go with that chapter using full sentences, neatly in their HW copies.
We will be learning about Italy (and The Romans) over the next number of weeks. Please keep an eye on the class blog for information and access to online resources to go with these topics.
The Italy project has already been discussed in class and the girls know what project group the belong to. The have already decided on which Italian city and which other Italian topic they will each be researching in school/at home. The Italian project (unlike the Roman project) will be presented in a booklet format which will be put together in class. Therefore the topics must be presented on A4 paper.
Make sure the information you put in your projects is in your own words, which you actually understand.
Pictures/diagrams/maps/photos may be included. Use the internet, books from library, travel magazines etc. as sources for your information. Adult supervision when online is very important.
Useful websites for Italy research/project;
Facts on some Italian cities;
Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí!