I hope you are all keeping well, and enjoying the beautiful weather. This week we are going to focus on the theme of Under the Sea. Keep up the wonderful work, and I will hopefully see you all very soon!
I have attached a piece of writing on Jacques Cousteau below. Before you read it I would like you to do some Brainstorming!
1. When and where was Jacques Cousteau born?
2. Why was he expelled from school?
3. What school did Jacques attend after boarding school?
4. What device did he help to invent?
5. What was Jacques Cousteau's cause of death?
Digging Deep: Discuss.
1. What would you have to be good at to be a film-maker?
2. How did Jacques regain his strength after his accident?
3. What inspired him to invent the first scuba diving device?
4. Why did he call the device the 'aqua-lung'?
5. If you could ask Jacques Cousteau one question, what would it be?
Extract information from the text to complete this character profile of Jacques Cousteau.
Slogans are often short and snappy. Can you think of some slogans for the Cousteau Society for the Protection of Ocean Life?
Make up a slogan, and design a poster to go with it. Remember to have fun!
I have also attached a poem from Ms. Heaslip's page, which she very kindly let me use. Please read down through the poem, and answer the questions as well. When you are finished, try and make up your own poem based on the sea. Remember to decorate it.
All of the above work can be done into your English copy. Remember to email me on any work or questions that you may have.
Good morning girls!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I have attached more work for you below for this week. Please make an effort to complete it.
Complete the next unit in your Spellbound, and pick ten spellings to learn. Get someone at home to test you on these Friday morning. Remember to continue with your DEAR time every day. Do your freewriting as well, and ask someone to read over it, and to give you Two Stars and Wish.
Last week we took a look at recount writing. I have attached a recount story for you to read. Please take a look at it, and see does your story have a similar layout to this story. I will also reattach the recount template from last week. I want you to write another recount story for me. Remember a recount is the retelling of an event or an experience. Try to write at least a page and a half, and please remember to plan your story on the template sheet before you start writing out your story.
Last week we looked at the poem Homework! Oh Homework!, by Jack Prelutsky. This week I would like you to make up your own poem about homework. Read over Jack Prelusky's poem on last week's post for some inspiration!
This week we are going to revise the topic Singular and Plural. Remember singular refers to only one, and plural refers to more than one. I have attached worksheets for you to complete.
Remember to complete all your work using cursive script, when writing!
This week we are going to finish the topic Capacity. Please complete the worksheets attached.
Complete the tables worksheet below as well!
Complete pages attached!
Write a few sentences into your copy about the today's weather. Try and write a few sentences into your Irish copy every day about the weather this week. Use the phrases on the worksheets above to help.
Remember to pick five spellings from your Abair Liom, and get someone at home to test you on them Friday morning.
Continue your training for your 5km! I hope you are all training hard!
Do ten to fifteen minutes of mindfulness daily!
Send me an email if you have any questions, or if you want me to look over your work. I hope you all have a lovely week.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. The weeks are going by so quickly. I have attached more work for you this week. Please look over previous posts, and make sure that you have attempted all the tasks that I have assigned for you. Email me with any questions or work that you may have. I would love to hear how you are all getting on! Remember my email address is at the top of this page!
We covered Recount Writing already in school, and I would like you to think back to the most recent holiday that you were on, and write about it. If you can't remember a holiday, try and write about an outing that you enjoyed, for example a trip to the zoo etc. Use the template below to plan your recount, and then write out your recount into your English copy. Please remember to write in cursive script, put a date and heading on you page and to rule your copy with a ruler and a red pen. Write at least a page and a half! When you are finished please read over your work and ensure that you have used capital letters, full stops, paragraphs etc. Please feel free to send me on your recounts,if you would like me to look over them.
1. What is the title of the poem?
2. Who is the poet?
3. Do you like this poem? Give reasons for your answer?
4. What colours are mentioned in the poem?
5. Do you think homework is important? Give reasons for your answer.
This week we are going to look back over Personal Pronouns. Please complete the worksheet attached.
Complete the worksheets attached.
Continue to train for your 5km. Try running a full 5km. Record your times, and see how fast you can run a 5km!
Spend ten to fifteen minutes daily doing Mindfulness.
Continue working on your Twenty Five Day Art Challenge.
Try your best girls, and let me know your times for your 5km runs!
Looking forward to hearing from you,
I hope you are all staying safe, and helping out at home as much as possible! Please find attached more work for this week, and as I have mentioned before please email me if you have any questions.
Poetry: This week I want you to read through the poem below, and answer the questions attached. Written work can be done into your Poetry or English copy.
Start the next unit in your Spellbound. If you have this book completed, please go through it and finish pages that you missed throughout the year. Pick ten spellings and get someone at home to test you on them Friday morning. If you are not finished your Read At Home, please continue to do one page daily.
Writing Genre: Exploring and Using
Imagine that you are Eddie. Draft a chapter about what would happen if Bolan came to school with you. Use the story starter below to guide you:
Create a fact file on the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Use the websites below to complete your fact file.
Please complete the worksheets attached. I have also included Mental Maths worksheets for those of you who have finished their Maths Challenge. Continue to work on your Maths Challenge, if you do not have it finished. Learn your 1-12 multiplication and division tables, and get someone at home to ask you ten random ones at home on Friday morning.
Continue with your training for your 5km. Some of you should be close to running a full 5km now. If not, please keep training in your garden. Best of luck girls, you can do it!
Spend ten to fifteen minutes daily doing your mindfulness.
Continue with your Twenty Five Day Art Challenge.
Did you look over your Sunset Diary?
Did you notice anything?
The days are getting longer as we are heading into summer, therefore the street lights should gradually come on at a later time each evening. Was this the case? Please send me an email and let me know how you got on with this task! I would love to hear from you! Remember my email is at the top of this page.
I hope you have a lovely week, and I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks to Ellen and Sarah for their emails, it was great to hear from you both!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and that you all got loads of sunshine. Please find some more work below for this week. Remember to look back on the timetable from last week that I put up. This will help you stay in a routine.
Complete the two pages that I have attached below. Remember to log onto Coláiste Lurgan, and listen to songs of your choice. Pick three random spellings from your homework journal that we have learnt already, and get someone at home to test on Friday morning.
This week we are going to start a new topic. I know we have covered the topic division already this year, but I think it would be no harm to go over it again. I have attached Maths pages below. Please make an effort to complete them, and if you feel yourself becoming frustrated with some of the harder ones you can try some of the easier ones first. Please keep learning your tables, and this week please focus on revising your 1-12 division tables. Get someone at home to test you on ten random division tables on Friday morning.
Start a new unit in your Spellbound. Pick ten spellings and ask someone at home to test you on them Friday as well. If your book is finished complete pages that you have missed throughout the year. Continue with completing one page of your Read At Home daily, likewise if you have finished this book please go back and complete pages that you have not done.
This week I want to focus on poetry and look at writing acrostic poems. I would like you to create a Summer Acrostic Poem:
When you have your poem finished, remember to decorate it. Poems can be written into your English copy.
Last week we looked at verbs.
A Verb is a word used to describe an action word. Here are some examples: jog, stop, hear, call etc.
This week I want you to write ten sentences into your English copy using a verb. If you are finding this easy look through the narrative story from last week- Bolan: A Tyrannosaurus Pet, and pick out all the verbs in the story. If you get this completed try replacing some of the verbs in the story with other interesting verbs. Have a go, and make sure you have fun whilst doing it! (Please look to last week's post for a copy of the story.)
Geography: ( we started this topic last week!)
This week we will be learning about Planet Earth in Space and we will be looking at the positions of the sun when rising and setting and changing of light during the seasons.
(b) Sunset time:
(c) The time street lights are turned on?:
Continue with your training for your 5km. This week I really want you to push yourself, and try run for a lot longer than previous weeks. Please take breaks if you are finding this difficult. It's so important to keep active girls! Aim for at least three runs a week, best of luck!
I hope everyone is doing Mindfulness every day. If you don't get time during the day, try and do it before you go to sleep at night.
Just a gentle reminder to girls that go to Ms. Heaslip- please take a look at her page as she has set some lovely tasks and activities for you all.
Keep safe girls, and my email is at the top of this page if you need to contact me or send me in work. I'm missing you all, and I am looking forward to seeing you all very soon.