This week is our last week of the school year so once Tuesday arrives, you have officially finished 3rd class! Congratulations!! We both have thoroughly enjoyed teaching you this year and have loved looking at the work that has been uploaded on to Seesaw. We can’t wait to catch up with you all in September, and hear all your news! Even though you will be on your summer holidays, it would still be a good idea to do a little bit of reading everyday. Remember, the more reading we do, the better we become!
-Click on the link and choose the box saying multiplication and division.
-Then choose the numbers you would like to work with (6 to 12 times tables, 2 to 12 times tables, etc.).
-Once you click on the options, you will see blank boxes on the screen. Your job is to use the numbers on the right hand side to make different sums. Example, using 3,4 and 12:
You will need to make 4 different sums each time. You can see clearly here that if you know your multiplication really well, it can help your division too!!
If you do not have your Maths Matters, give these questions a try (girls who have their book can also try these!!):
If you do not have your Maths Matters, you can try revision work in Busy at Maths on the CJ Fallon website, as we have been doing. >>https://www.cjfallon.ie. Click on ‘Parent/ Student Resources’, then click on ‘Student Resources’. Following this, you will see a list of options such as class level, subject, etc.
Click on Primary > 3rd Class > Maths > Busy at Maths > Busy at Maths- 3rd Class > Online Book. You may be asked to put in your name and address to access the book. Once the cover comes up, enter page IV or V in the top right-hand corner and you will see all the options for revision pages
–Spellcheck Some of you may have finished this book but if you haven’t, keep working through the next set of 16 spellings. If you are finished, pick one word from each week and then write these down on to a piece of paper. Your task is to write a short story using all of these words. Try to make the story as short as you can – this will make the task more challenging!
–Reading: Remember to read everyday. Try to get 20 minutes done. Reading before bedtime is a wonderful habit to get into. And like we said earlier, keep it up during the summer too!
Please see the Parent’s Note in Section B about accessing reading books during the summer.
–Handwriting Book: Pick one page each day. If you have finished this book, make sure to spend some time practicing your wonderful joint handwriting on spare pieces of paper. The more practice you do, the easier it will become!!
-Lessons from Lockdown: See your Seesaw account for this writing activity!
-Opposites: Read the list of words below and write down their opposites:
Hot, sunny, addition, tasty, awake, daughter, flat, true, day, freeze, after, adult,
Wide, careful, start, fast, bumpy, enjoy, exit, up, close, correct
-Book/Film Review: For this task, we would like you to pick any book you’ve read or any film you’ve seen during the time off from school, and to do a review on it. When doing a review there are a few things to remember:
-Roll the Dice Story Writing: For this, you will need a dice. If you do not have one, here is a link for an online dice: https://www.online-stopwatch.com/chance-games/roll-a-dice/. You will need to click on the dice each time for a new roll. If you look below, you will see 2 columns – character and problem. You will need to roll the dice 2 times. For example, if you roll a 3 the first time, your character will be a dragon. If you roll a 1 the next time, your dragon will be lost in space! Some of these may work out to be a little bit silly but that is okay. We are still practicing our writing and it makes the story more interesting too!!
Dialann/Diary: Your task this week is to keep a little diary of your activity from Monday to Friday. You all have plenty of Irish so now is your chance to use it! We would like you to write just 4 sentences everyday about what you did. Try to not use the same sentences every day if you can. Here are some examples of what you might write:
Most of you will have returned your Bun go Barr but you can access the book online on the CJ Fallon website, just like the maths above. Click on ‘Parent/ Student Resources’, then click on ‘Student Resources’. Following this, you will see a list of options such as class level, subject, etc.
Click on Primary > 3rd Class > Gaeilge > Bun go Barr > Bun go Barr 3 > Online Book. You may be asked to put in your name and address to access the book. From page 132-140, there are phrases and words you can use for your diary.
–Spellings: Pick two each day to learn.
Chonaic mé (I saw), Chuaigh mé (I went), D’ith mé (I ate), Dúirt mé (I said), Rinne mé (I made/I did), Thug mé (I gave), Chuir mé (I put), D’ól mé (I drank), Dhún mé (I closed), Léim mé (I jumped)
Exercise: For this week’s exercise, your target is to improve your score everyday. You will see a list of challenges below that you can try each day. For example, if you balance for 30 seconds on one leg on Monday, try to do 35 seconds on Tuesday.
Art: https://youtu.be/VvIqKOTvTsA Have a look at this video on YouTube where it shows you how to draw different things by starting with a number. See how you can get from the number 1 all the way to a boat, and many more. We would love to see some of your work on Seesaw too!!
Science Experiment: Give this experiment a go….all you need is an egg and some vinegar! https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/naked-egg-experiment/
Helping at home: Remember it is very important to help out at home. Pick a job each day to make your parents’ lives easier! Make sure to continue this during the summer as well!!
Our very own Ms. Ní Chiosáin can be seen teaching on RTÉ’s SchoolHub everday from 11am. Make sure to tune in to see some great lessons!
Summer Stars Reading Challenge Programme: https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/summer-stars/more-about-summer-stars Click on this link to find out more about the reading programmes that are available to all children for free in libraries. They offer an online BorrowBox service, where children can browse online through books that interest them. The Call and Collect Service means that you can ring the library ahead of time and collect them in a safe manner at an allotted time. For those children who are not members of a library yet, follow this link to join for free: https://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library. They are running a story competition too, with all the details available here: https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/summer-stars/story-competition-an-unexpected-adventure
Please consider doing some of these activities also:
Ms O’Shaughnessy’s Maths group:
Hi girls, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Here is the last batch of work from me, remember, only do what you can! Well done girls on all your hard work over the last 3 months, it is not easy to work from home and you have been super hard workers! We’re all very proud of you.
This work is optional so only do it if you have time on your hands. If you can’t do any part of it, do not stress, just do your best!
This is a game for 2-3 players. You do not remove the Jacks, Queens and Kings this time. If you do not have a pack of cards, you could always write out the numbers on squares of paper (you would have 52 numbers, 4 of each). A Jack =11, Queen=12). You also need a pencil and paper for adding and recording the points. A calculator/ Hundred Square may be helpful
How to play:
Well done to you all. You have all worked very hard over the last few months. I have loved hearing from you and seeing your work on Seesaw. You should all be very proud of yourselves because I am very proud of you.
I have uploaded some activities for you on Seesaw. Looking forward to seeing you all in 4th Class.