Welcome to Fourth Class!

Welcome to Ms. Davey’s fourth class blog!

Keep an eye on our blog throughout the year to get updates on what we are doing in class!

Find some fun websites and games listed below that you may like to try.

Maths

Interactive online games and activities to make learning tables fun!

http://www.teachingtables.co.uk/

 

Problem solving game involving time

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/telling_the_time/play/popup.shtml

 

Gaeilge

http://www.isfeidirliom.ie/

http://digitaldialects.com/Irish.htm

Spellings

Here are some activities to help you practise your spellings at home. All you do is click on the PDF link below and print out these activities. Have a spare spelling copy at home and choose one of these activity cards each evening.

https://www.belgroveseniorgirls.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Spelling-activities.pdf

This is also a great website to practise your spellings through online activities and games. You have to register first for a free account (ask an adult for help with this) and then add in your list of spellings each week as you go.

https://www.spellingcity.com/

 

Reading

Reading is very important!

Even in fourth class the girls should be reading aloud to an adult and also should be read to by an adult. A great way to do this is sharing the reading.

Discuss the book with your daughter by making predictions, inferring what will happen next or analysing characters.

 

Authors

Roald Dahl     J.K. Rowling    Michael Murpurgo    David Walliams

Marita Conlon-McKenna       Enid Blyton

(Jacqueline Wilson has some fantastic books for this age group, but do be aware that she also writes for teens and some of her books are inappropriate for primary school).

Books

Here are some excellent books that 4th class girls have recommended;

 

  1. Harry Potter series
  2. Billionaire Boy
  3. Heidi
  4. Percy Jackson series
  5. The Secret Garden
  6. Mallory Towers
  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  8. Wizards of Once
  9. The Nine Lives Triology
  10. Tom Gates
  11. Wonder
  12. Auggie and Me
  13. Black Beauty
  14. A Series of Unfortunate Events
  15. Katy
  16. The Heros of Olympus
  17. The Faraway Tree
  18. Matilda
  19. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

Be aware of your own daughter’s ability when helping her choose books. Read the blurb together and discuss the choice.

Summer stars have some great tips on how to choose a book with your child, engaging reluctant readers, reading development etc.

http://www.librariesireland.ie/summer-stars/supporting-childrens-reading-information-sheets/

 

Vocabulary

When children come across new words in different contexts they develop a stronger understanding and a more detailed vocabulary. Try using new vocabulary from the reading in daily conversations.

Every day we will uncover a new word. Our ‘Word of the Day’ will be given as homework where the girls will use it in their own sentence. Over time we will develop our word bank together.