Our last Monday in 4th and 5th Class, little did I think we would be apart this long!!!!! We will be thrilled to see everyone in September ! Well done on getting this far, just a few pieces before holidays tomorrow!!!
Earth School - Life cycle of a plastic bottle, this is so sad.... follow it and see what you think! It's a good reminder though of why we should try recycle as much as we can!
Gaeilge - Ag Deireadh na Scoilbhliana
Tionól = teach le cheile = assembly cás - case Tá tú abalta scriobh ar an churdach focal . An ceann deireanach ! Bhain sult as!
End of year Review
Just a sheet if you would like to fill out on review of the funny strange year we have had! But , think back to when we were in school, what things did you enjoy (besides being with your friends.... that's a given as the best thing!) but what activities did you enjoy? any themes you can think for next year? Last year our room was like a rainforest ... what shall we do for next year? It;s been so long since I've been there I'm sure it's overgrown at this stage!!
This sheet is just a template - if you want to add more , you can. Novels for next year, more S.T.E.M. etc ,,
Only one more sleep till holidays!!
Virtual School Tour- Let's go to JAPAN!!!
How many classes can say they went to Japan on their school tour!!! This site is brilliant and geared towards children but I'll be honest I have spent the past 2 hours ... looking at the school lunch boxes (they're crazy!) Squishy toys.. that are a big craze in Japan at the mo! and also looking at the cherry blossoms! There is absolutely loads on this site, dance, sport, places to visit have a look and see what you think!
I know we have referenced Japan a lot this year, with Kensuke's Kingdom and , there aren't however any virtual tours of the Hiroshima Memorial Museum but that may be another site that might be of interest to you.
I have also included a virtual tour of the Aras an Uachtaráin , Keep an eye out for the Michael D higgins presidents dogs, Brod and Sioda ttps://president.ie/en/explore-visit/take-the-virtual-tour/
Have a great day everyone, and I hope you enjoyed fun week,
Have a great weekend,
S.T.E.M. Science Technology Engineering and Maths
Cast your mind back to engineering week in school our last week in school when we were designing a flood barrier for our house and catapult rockets! Well today is a day for it! I have included a link to a virtual tour, it's where they have slime in space, for inspiration!
Have you every made cornflour gloop??? basically its cornflour (cornstarch in the states) mix some with water just a bit, / and see how it mixes? thickens up now punch the bowl of cornflour,,,, it's rock hard now put you fingers in it, try roll it up its great fun have a look at this site and see the list of activities you can do https://www.clabbergirl.com/top-10-stem-activities-oobleck-aka-corn-starch-goo/
great STEM activity and you have all the equipment for it, nothing fancy. Paper Rockets this gives a set of instructions click on the link below https://www.sfi.ie/site-files/primary-science/media/pdfs/col/dpsm_paper_rocket.pdf
STEM - another lovely activity rock stacking all you need to do is collect stones, there is a skill and science to it! Follow the link that shows you what you can do, you can paint the stones create a family! Endless possibilities ,
There should be something there for everyone,
upload your photos to seesaw. Have fun everyone,
Today is Creative Day , below are a list of activities, get as creative as you like! These are just some examples of things you could do! Should be something there for everyone! HAVE FUN and send me a pic of your creations!
I really like this clip here now there are 36 activities !!! Yes 36 you won't be able to do them all but have a look and see if any catch your eye , or which one you can do, as you have the materials to create it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7-okRDbdok&t=157s
Pom Pom craft ,have a look at this site, aww all the animals !!! They also show how to make a pom pom using just your fingers for the little chick! https://www.redtedart.com/25-pom-pom-crafts-make-pom-pom-crazy/
This is a great site too, video with 10 simple paper crafts all you need is paper! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlfYTmUVgEQ O
Origami dog- real cute! Just make sure that your paper is a perfect square to start with! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWVppdfYOx8
Knitting - these videos show you how to cast the stiches on , and 2nd one shows you how to knit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vm6oaYzHyA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0sBEN8j7Ko B
Baking - Odlums baking site I have used this a lot myself! Lots of nice bakes, treats and there are children's recipes there also www.odlums.ie
Also these videos show some step by step instructions on making ice pops! Pudding mixture is the packet of Angel delight! You might need to watch these first make a list of ingredients needed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P4F-G3FZp8
Monday Music and Dance Day!
Tinwhistle Tune - Out on the Ocean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h4IBrql_60 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHw0bGygnRY with notes Make your own
laughing cup using simple items found at home also includes short music lesson on music notation:
Make own drum using a tin can and balloon, also includes short music lesson about tempo: https://youtu.be/2LeVEIpgavo
Make a selection of music instruments
Learn to beat box in 1 minute! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAHExoZIgjM
Learn Irish Songs - 12 songs traditional Irish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjgAz7gscfQ
Dance One of your favourites! Just Dance - Waca Waca https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCzgc_RelBA
Irish Girl - Lockdown sensation Morgan Bullock - Irish dancer who has just been offered a scholarship with Riverdance
Ballet for Beginners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziT4ERqtS04
Ariana Grande - 7 rings Dance
Zumba Kids - Old Town Road
Looking forward to seeing what you get up to!! You are a very musical and creative bunch!
Have fun everyone!
End of year - cloze activity Try this on your own, as a test Remember 1. Read it all, words and blanks 2. Read again flll in some words, you think might be 3. Read again to see does it make sense 4. Finalise your word choice , and read again. Well done everyone last written English task, as next week is fun week!
4th - Summer
5th - Solar System
Fifth Class - Maths End of Year
Well done everyone on a great years work in Maths. When we are back in September we have a few bits to finish up from 5th - Chance, square/ triangular numbers/ the circle so can you ignore q163,164 as I want to wait till we are all back together to do that thanks. You have all worked so hard this year in maths and it will stand to you in 6th as there is very little new content in 6th! 5th is the hardest class for maths! Can you treat this as a test, so sit down and do it on your own! and relax, ! Next week is fun week! Miss Ozenbrook
Fourth Class Maths- End of Year
Can you treat this as your end of year - maths test/ review So take your time, read the questions carefully and complete, and send to me. You have all done great work all year, worked hard and it will stand to you in Fifth Class. Keep up the maths games online over the summer! The fun ones!!!
Earth School- how plants defend themselves
Today's clip shows how plants defend themselves , I really liked this one, and we did learn about plants early in the year. This is new though, and I learned new things about tomato and rhubarb plants!!! I think you will enjoy this one!
Art click on the link above it brings you to the tate modern, an art museum in London. This is a real fun activity on making sound creatures ! Have a go!
Today's activities, I have a piece on Artemis Fowl, and interactive games as they are the activities I am getting most feedback on. There are games there to suit everyone, let me know what you think. Also Earth School today's is about the worlds ocean fascinating stuff!!!
Also keep your diary up to date, and read a book, maybe you might have Artemis fowl at home root it out and have a read!
Have a great day,
Earth School- The Ocean
Planet Earth is really planet Ocean. The ocean is the last frontier— nature has found a way to thrive from the coral reef to the ocean floor and into trenches 10.9km (6.9 miles) deep. The ocean provides every second breath you take. It governs the world’s weather. It may seem far away but we influence what happens there, and this affects all of us. This is amazing, wait till you see the ocean compared to Mt Everest! Enjoy!
Beat the brain Games
Great feedback and uptake on the interactive Maths games so today give some of these a go! I think there's some there for everyone, darts counting the score, matching spacial awareness, what phrase (like dingabats in quizzes ) missing links... riddles LOADS! Have a look, find a game that interests you and make sure to let me know what game you likes and how you did!
Artemis Fowl- Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl is being launched on Disney Plus this weekend. The movie is based on the novel, Artemis Fowl written by Eoin Colfer. He has been interviewed on the radio a lot this week, read about his life and answer these questions . Questions are also at the end of the text. Please answer in your copy. Questions 1. What did Eoin Colfer work as, before being an author? 2. How many books are in the series? 3. What inspired him to write the book “Benny and Omar” 4. Look up the meaning of the word criticised. Write the meaning 5. Why his work been criticised 6. Have you read any of his books? Heard of the series? Would you read it?
Today's work I have tried to do a mixture of activities I think you will enjoy, Gaeilge for each class, interactive maths game, and the reading comprehension is also online. Have a go and let me know what you think!
If you haven't already done so, complete the I love my County activity, and update your diary.
Have a great day
gaeilge- 4th class
Leamh e agus freagair na cesiteanna . Ta tu abalta e a dheanamh ar seesaw .Priomhabhar = main subject
caithfimid bheith an- churamach = we have to be very careful
Gaeilge fifth Class
Leamh e agus scribh cupla line faoi e .
Bhain sult as
Reading - Martin Luther King Jr
Follow the link - that will being you to a comprehension text to read about Martin Luther King. You may hear his name mentions a lot in recent times, due to the riots that are taking place in America. Martin Luther King was one of the first activists for human rights, and rights for black people in America. Read more about him here, you might remember back when we doing the role model projects some people chose Rosa Parks, her name also appears in this piece. There are comprehension questions at the bottom of the text that you can pick the answer to, give it a go. Let me know what you think!
Maths - Daily 10 interactive game
Everyone loved the maths game yesterday so this is another Top Marks game, set your level 4/5 This gives you 10 questions you need to write your answers and check at the end! You chose what area you need to work on, what tables are you getting mixed up, 7, 8s or division, rounding there are lots of options there and it provides plenty of practice. You can also set the time between questions. Some of you may have played this already as it was on a padlet link I sent previously. Have Fun, Let me know what you think!
Earth School - Clouds
Today's Earth link is about how clouds got their names, and the influence this had on the world at the time! Interesting one and not as scientific as the last two! I know lots of you are enjoying these, I liked this one too!
How was phase 2 for you! Glad to be able to travel within our county! I was , very happy to go home to Portarlington. Today's work is below , could you also write in your diary about Phase 2 and what changes have been introduced. I hope you are all keeping well, and enjoying the weather.
Maths - Interactive game where you can practice your tables and number facts
Geography Laois - I love my county!
As Phase 2 has been launched and we are allowed to travel within our county let's have a look and see what exactly is there to see and do in this great inland county of ours! Did you go anywhere today? I went to Portarlington (you know the great side of Laois !!!!) but anyway I was thinking what places can we go see, there's Derryounce Lake, Emo Park, Odlums Mill (kept Ireland going during the quarantine ) Slieve bloom mountains . And many more.
Please have a look at the laois Passport and plan a trip around Laois where will you start, stop first? How would you calculate your distance travelled? Could you go in a loop? head in one direction and come home another ...how many stops/ sites would you stop at? you could include stops at granny's house or cousins houses!
You can use the passport to help you, also use google maps for distance, a calculator to add up distance travelled! This may take you a while so don't be under pressure to get it all completed today. You can complete in your geography notebook/ on a large sheet or in a booklet which ever you like! Have Fun,
Earth School - Quest 11
we'll explore the importance of biodiversity (bio, meaning life and diversity, meaning variety). Biodiversity consists of all life forms, their ecosystem, characteristics and how they interact. What makes ecosystems strong or weak in the face of change?
There are interesting pieces on the Amazon and the Coral Reef (in Australia) which may be of interest to you as we had looked into them this year.
From yesterday's video could you design and make a farm safety poster be a slogan.
A slogan ; a phrase that rhymes and gets across the warning like the example on the page Remember the danger factor when around a tractor! See what you can come up with!
You do not have to use the sheet provided it is an example you can create your own!