Here’s some photos of the wonderful Christmas village created by the girls in room 10.
Well done ladies!!
Parents & Guardians,
Room 10 would like to proudly announce that their production of ‘Behind the Christmas Play’ will be shown at 9.30 am and 1.30 pm, 21st December , in the classroom. We hope that you can make it, see our play and view our Christmas Village. Photos of the Christmas Village will follow.
Looking forward to seeing you then!
Your project is due for Monday 16th October. It can take the form of a poster, a booklet or a Powerpoint presentation. Ideally, you should have some work prepared so that you can talk about your project when presenting rather than just reading what you have written. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this project, please come and chat to me!
Don’t forget to include a bibliography at the end, and please remember, I don’t accept Wikipedia as a source. When searching the Internet, firstly, please be careful and ask a grown-up, and secondly, consider the value of, and how trustworthy a site appears. Your project should be engaging and as interesting as you can make it. Remember that longer does not always mean better!!
Best of luck girls!
As you are aware your project for my history class will be due on Tuesday 14th February. (It was Monday, but the school is closed.) You have been asked to find a group of three girls, ideally one from each of the sixth classes, and to create a diorama based on the topic we have been studying.
In order to complete the activity you will need a shoe box (or similar). You can decide to focus on one particular aspect of the topic (e.g. Stephenson’s ‘Rocket’ Locomotive) or on a wider topic base (e.g. Life before the Agricultural & Industrial Revolution). Your diorama should show that you have an understanding and knowledge of your topic, and you should be able to talk about and explain what you have created and why.
For those of you who are new to the idea of a diorama, here’s a few images to help.
German Factory – this one is very detailed and very complicated (far more so than I am expecting! Your diorama does not need to be anything as detailed as this – this is just to give you some ideas and inspiration)Here’s a link to a video that shows how to create a ‘room in a box’ diorama
On Friday 10th February you will have a chance to meet up with your group and to put together the finishing touches to your diorama project. Hopefully this will be a fun way of showing what you have learned!
Any questions? Just ask!
Ms. J. Carroll 🙂
Your project is on the subject of Clontarf and is due after the Mid Term break. All projects are to be presented in a written format and will be displayed as part of a class exhibition. Each topic is to be given at least an A4 page. At least half of your page should contain written information and you should include at least one illustration. You can source your information online, in books, newspapers or magazines, or from a primary source. Remember that you need to research your topic carefully, pick out the important information and present it in your own words. All work should be handwritten and marks will be given for presentation. You should include a bibliography as part of your conclusion and don’t forget that Wikipedia is not an accepted source for this project.
For those who may enjoy online learning, here is a list of websites that have ‘telling time’ games that may be helpful to your child in developing maths skills. Remember, please monitor your daughter carefully when using the Internet as although these websites have been checked for suitability, navigation away from these sites may not be safe for her. As an additional challenge, ask your daughter to check the time when she starts and finishes!
(This game is fairly tricky as it involves reading a timetable and working out journey times)
Tables are a very important part of third class maths and the girls should be encouraged to work hard at learning them. Everybody learns in a different way and the girls are taught different strategies that they can use to help learn their tables effectively. It is also important that they have an opportunity to put their tables to good use, thereby validating their hard work. To help with this, the girls can use a variety of maths websites with fun multiplication games. A list of good sites is given below, but, as always, please monitor your daughter when using the Internet to ensure her online safety and that she does not navigate away from a recommended site.
http://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games (The ads can be muted on this site)
http://www.mathplayground.com/multiples.html (This game allows you to select the number you wish to practise and works in multiples rather than products. The ads can be muted on this site)
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/maths1.html (This game also gives you an opportunity to go over the addition and subtraction tables too!)
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/SpeedGrid/Multiplication/urikamultires.html (This game is a good one, and it can become quite challenging. Note that if you press on the wrong number, you have to click it again to de-select before you can move on.)
http://www.learnyourtables.co.uk/en/index2.htm ( A simple site that offers a table test – might be helpful with learning tables for homework)
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Ghostblasters1/gbcd.html (This game is good for learning multiples and also knocks points off if you’re wrong!)
Youtube: (some of these videos may help your daughter with learning tables)
Times Tables Rap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbgsjNnTNLc&list=PL99F1B7AFF4BF8598 (The Multiplication tables channel)
Have fun learning!!
As you may already be aware the girls in Belgrove are hoping to earn a Blue Flag for our school. The Blue Flag is given as part of a programme that encourages schools to learn about the European Union and our class has been given the country of Finland to research.
The girls have already been put into groups and given their topics for the ‘Europe Day’ which will take place at a later stage in the year. Below are a few links to sites that may help to make research a little easier.
As usual, please be aware that many educational websites contain adverts and pop-ups, some of which encourage you to sign up or subscribe. With this in mind please make sure your daughter is supervised while she is on-line as although these sites have been checked, she could be redirected to something that may not be suitable.
As regards finished results, the girls are being asked to produce a small (stress free) project that does not need oral presentation. If you have any questions/ queries just pop in or send in a note. Thanks again to those who have already sent in resources etc.!
Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí!