Lynn’s Class

3rd and 4th English and Maths

Attached is a week of work from 25th to 29th May

Hi All,

Well, are you all experts in visualisation? How was it? I hope you tried it out and remember it is a great skill to use going forward. This week we will continue as normal with our English and Maths. Please remember if you need to contact me for any reason I am available on lynn@betns.ie.

English

I would like to work on your book this week, Word Wizard 3 or 4. I am asking you to do a comprehension and some grammar work. Aim to work through the pages you have not done. If you do not have the book, please use the link for the books which I will send in an email. Continue on with your spellbound.

Maths

ALL

Please continue mental maths and work on your 7 times table multiplying and dividing.

4th Topic 27 Problem solving pgs 162-166

Problem solving integrates with many elements of the school curriculum and of course with real life issues that arise in the classroom and at home: How do we make fair teams for sports day without omitting anyone? How do we adapt the recipe if we only have half the flour required? What’s the best way to position our desks for the cake sale? This may be a challenging chapter as it involves reading word heavy problems. Try your best with this chapter and talk it through with your parents. I will contact you by zoom next week (4th only) and we can talk through any tricky problems. Highlight the problems that are causing difficulty and we will talk through each one.

3rd Topic 28, Revision 167-171

The last chapter! Well done 3rd class you made it. This chapter will help you to go over the years work and identify any difficulties. Please highlight what is tricky and we can discuss next week on zoom.

When I call next week please have all your books work, etc with you. Have some paper and a pencil as we will do some fun work together.

Bye for now,
Lynn

Attached is a week of work from 18th May to 22nd May.

Hi All,

How is everybody doing? I am glad to say this week is about self regulation and relaxation. Yes we are going to reward ourselves for doing so much distance learning and take some time to say well done me. I am attaching a link that takes you on different journeys. You can walk on the beach or build a tree house. It is fun. Sometimes I do it just before I go to sleep to help me relax. At times during the day I take time out with my little girls to do this. I think it is great. Please try 1 everyday for this week. It took me some time to get my brain to relax but now I love doing it.

Continue on with your spellbound.

Maths

Please continue mental maths and work on your 6 times table, multiplying and dividing.

By the way I think how you have adapted to this situation is super. I am getting some lovely emails about the work you are doing. I know we have a strong BETNS community out there. Just because we are not seeing each other does not mean we are not still learning together.

Normal lessons will resume next week but for now have fun imagining you are ……

The resource is attached below and is available to access and download from https://www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

Bye for now,
Lynn

lynn@betns.ie

3rd and 4th English and Maths

Attached is a week of work from 11th May to 15th May

Hi All,

Well have you all been writing amazing stories set in exciting places? Who was the character in your story. This week we are going to focus on the characters in your story. Anything in red will be sent by email.

Day 1: 11th May

Draw your character and circle the words that describe your character. Phone someone from your class and tell them about the character in your story. I will email a sheet for reference, you don’t need to write anything today. Today is about thinking and planning. Please view power point presentation titled 11th May power point on adjective.

Day 2: 12th May

Now that you have a picture and idea in your mind about a character I want you to plan a story about him/her/it. Complete sheet dated 12th May Character Description

Day3: 13th May

No writing today! You become the character and your family members ask you questions about how you feel etc. Perform a scene form the story.

Day 4: 14th May

Start writing your story using the 14th May Story mountain to help you.

Day 5: 15th May

Finish your story and continue writing it for as long as you like over the weekend.

Spellbound please do this weekly and don’t go ahead. Revise any work not done. Parents please give weekly spelling test. For children requiring more, the parents can do a dictation test. For example word is energy. Parent calls out I have lots of energy. For dictation call out a simple sentence and children to rewrite. The aim is to get word you are testing correct. Nice joined handwriting to be expected.

Maths

ALL

Please continue mental maths and work on your 5 times table multiplying and dividing.

Aim to get 1 week done, including the problem solving and weekly test.

4th Class Maths

Topic 26 Capacity PG 157-161

Remember there are 1000ml in a 1 litre.

Give the children plenty of opportunities to measure quantities of water. It is through hands on measuring that they become truly familiar with capacity. This experience is of huge value in problem solving by helping them to recognise that an answer might be ‘ridiculous’, e.g. they wrongly calculate that the capacity of a bottle is 18.7 litres! They should realise that such an answer is not likely to be right and should be revised.

Find 5 foodstuffs at home that are measured in litres or millilitres. Write the name and the quantity, e.g. milk, soft drinks, yoghurt, cooking oil, bottled water, salad dressing and vinegar. (Keep away from medicines, garden chemicals, agricultural goods, etc.) Can you find a liquid foodstuff that is sold by weight (e.g. honey)?

It is not necessary to complete all sums. Every 2nd sum is sufficient. Please complete the sums in the copy where you do not have enough space in the book.

3rd Class Maths

Topic 27 Time 2 162-166

Parents can help at home by asking children to look up bus, train and TV timetables for specific information or work out the number of days between family birthdays. They could also check expiry dates on receipts and food and work out how many days remaining before last return date or best by date. Parents could also get children to time events, monitor cooking time or have family races.

Good luck with this work. We will have a 3rd and 4th class catch up on Monday at 11am. Please bring your books to this. I will ask everybody to show some work and see how things are going for you. If anything is tricky I will explain etc.

Can you believe when I see you next you will be in 4th or 5th class. How strange is that? It is also very exciting! What are you looking forward to about the next school year. Remember to stay in touch, my email is lynn@betns.ie

Bye for now,
Lynn

Attached is a week of work from 5th April to 8th April

Hi All,

I hope you liked working on the poem last week. I think it is a really enjoyable poem to read and work with. This week we are going to look at story settings. Remember when looking at story settings think about all the senses. What can you see, hear, smell, taste and feel.

Look at the story settings that I will send by email. Pick 3 to write a paragraph about.

Using 1 of these settings write a story, with a character, dilemma and a solution. If you prefer you can draw your own setting and use that for your story. I look forward to reading this work when we return to school.

Spellbound please do this weekly and don’t go ahead. Revise any work not done. Parents please give weekly spelling test. For children requiring more, the parents can do a dictation test. For example word is energy. Parent calls out I have lots of energy. For dictation call out a simple sentence and children to rewrite. The aim is to get word you are testing correct. Nice joined handwriting to be expected.

Maths

ALL

Please continue mental maths and work on your 4 times table multiplying and dividing.

Aim to get 1 week done, including the problem solving and weekly test.

4th Class Maths

Topic 25 Operations pg 152-156

This unit aims to

  1. consolidate the 4 main maths operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  2. help you to make connections between the operations, i.e. that: (a) the answer to a subtraction question can be checked by adding. (b) multiplication is repeated addition. (c) division and multiplication tables are opposite..
  3. mix addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems so you have to decide which operation to execute.

The challenge will be from pg 154 onwards when you are asked to multiply big numbers. This has been covered previously so please remember the steps involved. Multiply each number, put the zero down, multiply again and add.

For division ember to see does it fit in the 1st number, if not does it fit into the number 1 and 2 together. Place the number under the number you divide into.

It is not necessary to complete all sums. Every 2nd sum is sufficient.

This will be a challenging chapter and do not worry if you are struggling on certain parts. We will revisit this next year.

3rd Class Maths

Topic 26 Capacity pegs 157- 161

In this chapter you will estimate, compare, measure and record the capacity of a wide variety of containers using appropriate metric units (l and ml) Solve and complete practical tasks and problems involving the addition and subtraction of capacities (l and ml)

Investigate different capacities by sorting containers into categories of less than a litre, greater than a litre and 1 litre. Line up the containers in order from the smallest to the greatest capacity.

Ensure that the children understand that the word ‘capacity’ means the measurement of how much a container can hold, use the word in relation to stadiums, theatres, etc

Good luck with this work. I know it feels like a long time since we were all in school together. You have all adjusted so well to this new way of life. I am really looking forward to seeing you in person when this is all over. Stay positive and keep in touch. My email is lynn@betns.ie

Bye for now,
Lynn

3rd and 4th English and Maths

Attached is a week of work from 27th April to the 1st May

Hi all, I hope your are all well. We will move on to a poem this week. It is called The Magic Box by Kit Wright.

The poem is attached below. Read the poem and if you like listen to it being read on you tube.

You are going to create a descriptive poem based on this poem. The Magic box is a rich and suggestive poem, full off marvellous textures, sights and sounds which you would not normally be able to put into a box of any sort, but this is a magic box, anything can and will go in. Read the poem with somebody in your family and discuss the following:

Which things made you laugh?

Which parts do you like the best?

Do any of the sentences give you a picture in your mind? Go back and look at the words to create the image, spend time thinking about what is in the box.

Find adjectives, verbs and nouns. Talk about the language used, e.g. Each line has a noun, adjective and verb and other detail to make the poem more alive and so the description creates a vivid picture in your head.

Look at the alliteration used. E.G. ‘the swish of a silk sari on a summer night’

Can you find onomatopoeia, rhythm, repetition and how does the poet awaken your senses.

Now it is your turn. Close your eyes and imagine your own magic box. What is it made of?

What thoughts, feelings, emotions and objects will you put in this box.

Think about what is important to you? Think about sounds, feelings, places, tastes, thoughts, smells and memories.

  • Draw what you imagine
  • Make your own magic box.
  • Now try to write your own Magic Box poem.

Try to follow the pattern of the poem

3 or 4 verses starting with

I will put in the box

My box is fashioned/ made of

I will ……. in my box

Good-luck all and please keep all your work.

THE MAGIC BOX, by Kit Wright

I will put in the box

the swish of a silk sari on a summer night,
fire from the nostrils of a Chinese dragon,
the tip of a tongue touching a tooth.

I will put in the box

a snowman with a rumbling belly
a sip of the bluest water from Lake Lucerene,
a leaping spark from an electric fish.

I will put into the box

three violet wishes spoken in Gujarati,
the last joke of an ancient uncle,
and the first smile of a baby.

I will put into the box

a fifth season and a black sun,
a cowboy on a broomstick
and a witch on a white horse.

My box is fashioned from ice and gold and steel,
with stars on the lid and secrets in the corners.
Its hinges are the toe joints of dinosaurs.

I shall surf in my box
on the great high-rolling breakers of the wild Atlantic,
then wash ashore on a yellow beach
the colour of the sun.

Spellbound please do this weekly and don’t go ahead. Revise any work not done. Parents please give weekly spelling test. For children requiring more, the parents can do a dictation test. For example word is energy. Parent calls out I have lots of energy. For dictation call out a simple sentence and children to rewrite. The aim is to get word you are testing correct. Nice joined handwriting to be expected.

Maths

ALL

Please continue mental maths and work on your 3 times table multiplying and dividing.

Aim to get 1 week done, including the problem solving and weekly test.

4th Class Maths

Topic 24 TIME 2 pg 143-147

Important things to remember, there are 60 minutes in 1 hour.

Pay particular attention to examples on page 143 & 144 for adding and subtracting time.

When you need to borrow you are bringing over 1 hour which equals 60 minutes.

If you are grasping the concepts you do not need to do all the questions. You can do every second sum, a, c, e etc.

Work with real timetables. Discuss terms such as ‘arr.’ and ‘dep.’. Look at things such as time taken on TV for ad breaks, scheduled stops on bus and train timetables, reliability of timetables and what happens in the event of something going wrong.

3rd Class Maths

Topic 25 3 D SHAPES pg 152-156

It is important you know all the names of the 3 d shapes and you know what a Vertex, Edge and Face mean.

Look at all the 3 d shapes at home. Collect some spheres, cylinders, cones, cubes and cuboids.

Identify the vertices, edges and faces.

Using play dough get the children to create shapes. 3D nets – Guess the shape and then construct it. Use the shapes to investigate their properties

If you are finished this work in under 5 days go to page 148-151.

Goodluck with all this work.

Take care of yourself and your family.

Bye for now,
Lynn

20th April to the 24th of April

3rd and 4th English and Maths

Welcome back to everybody. I hope you enjoyed what was a very different kind of holiday from school. So we will continue to post weekly work to keep some kind of normality going for you. Did you mange to complete the work on your novel? If so great and if not there is still time. To those who wrote to me, thank you so much. Your letters and emails meant so much. I was delighted to hear from you. If anybody has not written and would like to please do. It’s nice to hear how you are all doing. I am adding this weeks work so good luck!

Vocabulary work from your novel

Pick 5 words with the same starting letter and look them up in the dictionary. Notice how you need to use the 2nd/3rd letter to find the word in the dictionary. Do not worry if you know the meaning of the word as this exercise is about using a dictionary.

Previously you identified the verbs, nouns and adjectives in the book. Now I would like you to:

  • Pick 5 verbs and put them into 5 simple sentences.
  • Using 10 of the adjectives you identified write the opposite word, for example you highlighted the word happy, opposite is sad.
  • Can you find any adverbs in the book, (remember an adverb adds to the verb, the cat purred gently in her sleep. Highlight and write out 10 adverbs. Can you find the opposite to each adverb?

Using the picture you drew of your character, add words to describe him/her/it. Use these words and write a paragraph about your character.

Ask someone in your class for a book recommendation.

Continue to talk about the book with your parents, you could imagine you are 1 of the characters and they can ask you some questions. If you are feeling creative act out a scene from the book.

Keep a diary while off school

Send me an email/letter with your parents permission.

Spellbound please do this weekly and don’t go ahead. Revise any work not done. Parents please give weekly spelling test. For children requiring more, the parents can do a dictation test. For example word is energy. Parent calls out I have lots of energy. For dictation call out a simple sentence and children to rewrite. The aim is to get word you are testing correct. Nice joined handwriting to be expected.

Maths

ALL

Please continue mental maths and work on your 12 times table multiplying and dividing.

Aim to get 1 week done, including the problem solving and weekly test.

4th Topic 23 AREA PG 138-142

Teaching points Area = length by width, this is done using squares, each square is a cm approx.

If finished within 1 week please do some practical work.

Make a metre squared using paper/sticks.

Measure the area of 5 things in your house and record the information on a chart.

Think about the following:

Which room in your house has the greatest area? Which room has the smallest area? Is the area of the upstairs floor of a 2-storey house exactly the same as the area of the downstairs floor? What might cause these areas to be different? (downstairs extension, porch) Could the area of upstairs ever be greater than the area of downstairs? (unlikely, but not impossible) Which table at home has the greatest surface area? Which would have the greater area – a flat roof or a pitched roof? (Which would need more tiles?) Would you need to know the area of a floor if you were buying carpet, lino, wood? How do builders create lots of living space if they only have a small area to work in? (build tall apartments and skyscrapers – think of high density housing in many cities)

3rd Topic 24 Division 3 PG 143-147

Teaching point remember when dividing you count in the small number up to the big number. Knowing your tables will be a big help here. This chapter mentions remainders in more detail, you know about this. If it helps get out the number of items and split them up in to groups, use pieces of pasta/lego. Please pay particular attention to PG 46. You will be dividing with big numbers and the example given is great but you will need some help from parents with this.

I hope this work is keeping you busy and remember to:

Be kind to yourself and your family.

Look out for your siblings.

Get some exercise

If you can do plenty of practical learning, measuring rooms in your house, filling big bottles with little bottles, how many bottles will it take etc., learn about weight by weighing out the ingredients for a cake.

You could do a project on your local area.

I bet you are doing a lot more things than I can think of. Looking forward to seeing everybody when it is safe to do so. Missing you all.

Stay safe,

Lynn

30th March to the 4th April.

You can decide how you do this work but I would suggest reading a book you have done already. Alternatively enjoy a new book. We will use this book for the time we are off school.  This is a 5 days work please do it how you feel works for you and don’t feel obliged to cover the work if causing added pressure on you are the children. Treat this work like homework. Reduce if you see fit.  I would love to see some of this work when we return to school so please keep it safe.

Vocabulary work from your novel

Pick 10 words and look them up in the dictionary.

Identify the verbs/nouns and adjectives in a book using a highlighter/ write them out.

Pick a character from the story and draw him/her/it.

Redesign the front cover.

Write out 5 questions you would ask the author.

Contact some one in your class and discuss the story with him/her.

Pick a chapter and write the next paragraph.

Talk about the book with your parents.

Keep a diary while off school

Send me an email with your parents permission.

Spellbound please do this weekly and  don’t go ahead. Revise any work not done. Parents please give weekly spelling test . For children requiring more, the parents can do a dictation test. For example word is energy. Parent calls out I have lots of energy. For dictation call out a simple sentence and children to rewrite. The aim is to get word  you are testing correct. Nice joined handwriting to be expected.

Maths

Please continue mental maths and work on your 11 times table multiplying and dividing.

MENTAL MATHS DO 1 weeks worth of work, if up to date revise previous problem solving and Friday tests.

3rd Class Maths

Topic 23 AREA PG 138-142

This is a new concept

Teaching points Area -= length by width, this is done using squares, each square is a cm approx.

If finished within 1 week please do some practical work.

Make a metre squared using paper/sticks.

Measure the area of 5 things in your house and record the information on a chart.


4th Class Maths
Topic 22 PG 133 -137 LENGTH AND PERIMETER
Teaching points the perimeter of a shape involves walking around the entire shape
square 4cm in length will be 4cm wide, therefore the perimeter will be
4cm + 4cm + 4cm + 4cm
Answer 16cm.
Rectangle will be different width will be the same and length will be the same. You will have four
measurements to add. 2 lengths and 2 widths.

If finished within 1 week please do some practical work
Measure the length and width of 5 rooms in your house and record the information on a chart.

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