The book rental will be collected in school the week beginning 22nd June. The priority over the next two weeks is to work on the main concepts in the final chapters of the Busy at Maths. In senior classes teachers always find it challenging to complete the maths curriculum for their year group. While I am suggesting working on a number of chapters in maths this week and next needless to say, it is only necessary to attempt a couple from each section and focus on what is beneficial for your child.
As you may be aware, last week some classes trialled an app called Seesaw, which can be used as a means of communication between school and home. This week Seesaw will also be an option for sending back work in 4th class. I am aware that it is late in the academic year to be introducing this new initiative so please do not feel under any obligation to use this method. The aim is for the school to assess the pros and cons of such a system as we may wish to or need to implement it in the next school year. I will be in touch with you individually via email which will explain Seesaw in more detail and give you a code which you will need should you choose to engage. Of course you are still welcome to stay in touch and send work via email.
Thank you for your support,
Hello again 4th class. Only three weeks of home schooling to go and then we will be on our summer holidays. As always I have planned out lots of work for the week but while I want you to do your best it is ok if you do not complete all of it. The Busy at Maths is probably the work to spend most time doing and whatever you can fit in after that fine.
If you go to FolensOnline.ie you can access our Gaeilge programme Abair Liom F. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register. Select teacher. Fill in a username, email and password. For Roll Number use the code Prim20. Once you have an account you can click on the “resources” part of the Abair Liom F and access all the stories, games songs and poems.
Visualising – When you are writing a paragraph or story, close your eyes and imagine that you are in the place where the events of your story are taking place. You should see the setting, hear the sounds and notice the smells, touches and tastes.
Write some additional words describing what each sense might detect:
See: e.g. glittering / murky _______________________
Hear: e.g. faint / deafening _______________________
Smell: e.g. burning / spicy _______________________
Touch: e.g. hard / smooth _______________________
Taste: e.g. bitter / salty _______________________
Visualise a story called The Fiery Mermaid at the Seashore. Complete the answers below with your own words.
Art: Draw the Taj Mahal!
I’m attaching two videos where you can draw along with the artists to create your own Taj Mahal drawing. The first link, Draw With Diego is the easier of the two. The second link, Art Arena is for any of the budding artists who want something a little more challenging!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdp257ke3Qo&t=200s (Draw with Diego)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYix8ZuavQY&t=404s (Art Arena)
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