Paula

Paula

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:35

Welcome!

Hi everyone,

 

Welcome to 5th Class Green's page. Please click on the following link to keep up to date with our classwork, activities and outings!

 

https://twitter.com/eskerpaula

 

Take care,

Paula.

 

 

Friday, 30 May 2014 11:04

Relay Champions!!

Congratulations to Victor, Fade, Mohammad and Sahil for winning the Cumann na mBunscoil U-10 Boys Relay!!! What fantastic news!! I am very proud of all the children from 4th Class Red who took part in the competition: Victor, Fade, Mohammad, Sahil, Antonio, Venus, Laurynas and Ernestas! Well done to all of you! You are a credit to your school. Three cheers for our champions! HIP HIP - HORRAY! HIP HIP HORRAY! HIP HIP HORRAY!!!!

 

WELL DONE!

Paula.

Monday, 26 May 2014 09:26

The Water Cycle

Hi everyone,

 

Fourth Class Red are starting a unit on "The Water Cycle." I came across this "Water Cycle Rap" and think it's a fun way to help the children remember the stages of the water cycle: Here are the lyrics and the Youtube link so children can practise it at home!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3NeMVBcXXU

 

The Water Cycle Rap

(I rise to the sky from the sea below…)
(Then down to the ground as rain or snow…)

Verse I
I represent the movement of water—that’s my purpose
Whether on, above, or below the earth’s surface
In a continuous cycle, my work’s never done
’Cause I’m driven by energy from the sun

I travel through the sea, through the air, through the ground
You could say that water really gets around
But in fact most water’s just chillin’ in the oceans
Only a small fraction is really in motion at any given time

But yo—that’s the way it goes
When we’re studying the voyages of H2O
In the cycle water changes states at various places
The three states being ice, liquid, and water vapor

But this cycle strays from the norm
‘Cause through the process, water still keeps the same structural form
While other cycles involve chemical change
Water may change states, but its structure stays the same

Chorus
I rise to the sky from the sea below
Then down to the ground as rain or snow
I keep it moving, moving, ’cause I’m the water cycle
Moving, moving, ’cause I’m the water cycle

Verse II
So when water transforms from liquid to gas
And rises up into the atmosphere, that’s evaporation
A process made possible by energy from the sun
Also known as solar radiation

And when this water vapor in the sky reforms
Into liquid water droplets, that’s condensation
And when this water falls back down to the earth
As rain, snow, hail, or sleet, that’s precipitation

 

Enjoy! 

 

Paula.

 

P.S. Here's another video, where Bill Nye (The Science Guy) explains the water cycle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPJYPo2qhOM

Thursday, 08 May 2014 09:54

School Tour

Hi everyone,

We are going on a school tour to Ireland's biggest hedge maze. The "Crystal Maze" is on the main road (R162) between Navan, Co. Meath and Kingscourt, Co. Cavan. Details of the activities can be found on the website:

http://www.royalbreffnitours.com/school-tours.php.

 

We opted for the cheapest tour option, at a cost of €18.00, with an additional cost of €7.00 for the bus. The total cost of the trip is €25. This can be paid in full or in instalments to the school.

The trip is booked for Friday 23rd May. The bus will leave the school at 9.30 a.m. and will return at 2.50 p.m.

Please ensure that your child has a healthy lunch and something to drink and that s/hewears comfortable clothing on the day.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please write me a note and I'll get back to you.

Many thanks,

 

Paula.

Thursday, 08 May 2014 09:38

Maths Revision Websites

Hi everyone,

 

It's our last term in Fourth Class Red and so we are busy revising lots of the work we've covered in preparation for the end of the school year. I would encourage the children to keep revising their multiplication and division tables every night and to practise maths skills on the following website:

http://ie.ixl.com/math/class-4

 

You can use my login details to access the website:

username: murphpaula

password: murphy17

 

The website provides lots of maths skills practice and is a useful resource for maths revision. Other useful websites include:

www.mathplayground.com

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.hoodamath.com

Talk to you soon,

 

Paula.

 

Thursday, 08 May 2014 09:38

Last Term

Hi everyone,

 

It's our last term in Fourth Class Red and so we are busy revising lots of the work we've covered in preparation for the end of the school year. I would encourage the children to keep revising their multiplication and division tables every night and to practise maths skills on the following website:

http://ie.ixl.com/math/class-4

 

You can use my login details to access the website:

username: murphpaula

password: murphy17

 

The website provides lots of maths skills practice and is a useful resource for maths revision.

Talk to you soon,

 

Paula.

 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:35

The Vikings

Hello everyone,

 

I hope you all had a nice St. Patrick's Day. For the next two weeks, the children from Fourth Class Red will be doing a project on The Vikings. Here are a few websites that should help children find out some interesting facts!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings/

http://www.manaraefan.co.uk/index_files/Page12410.htm

http://www.scoilnet.ie/viking_longships_interactive_english.shtm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games/viking_quest/index_embed.shtml

http://www.ydalir.co.uk/crafts/cook.htm

 

Chat soon,

 

Paula.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 15:35

Maths Website

Hi everyone,

 

Here's a maths website that covers a range of maths skills for Fourth Class. It would be a good idea to check out some of the activities while we're covering a topic in class. Some tricky topics include fractions, decimals, time and money. The activities are a good way of practising skills learned during the school day.

Hope you have fun with them!   http://ie.ixl.com/math/class-4

Chat soon, 

Paula. 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014 14:16

Chinese New Year

Hi everyone,

Over the next two weeks, the children in Fourth Class Red will be learning about Chinese New Year, as it is fast approaching! I'm asking children to bring in some empty egg cartons/boxes so we can make dragons for art this week. Please send in any used egg cartons/boxes you have if you can spare them. Many thanks!

In other news, the class won "Line of the Week" last week. This means that the children lined up quickly and quietly at the end of break-times all of last week. It's the first time we won the award this year so I'm very proud of the children for making such a good effort. Our trophy is currently being displayed at the top of the classroom for everyone to see.

I am happy to say that the children in Fourth Class Red are becoming excellent readers and are making a big effort to develop their vocabulary when reading new books. I would strongly encourage all children to use a dictionary when looking up new vocabulary and to write the new words and explanations into their English copies or personal dictionaries. Revising these new words on a regular basis will aid comprehension and allow the children to use new and interesting vocabulary in their own writing.

That's all for now,

Chat soon,

Paula.

 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 14:11

Library Visit

Hi everyone,

 

Yesterday, the children from Fourth Class Red visited Lucan Library. We met the librarian, Marie and she very kindly showed us around the children's section. Marie explained how the books were organised. Fiction books are listed under the author's surname e.g. Roald Dahl is listed under 'D'. Non-fiction books have numbers and each number represents a category of information e.g. history.  

After the stories about dragons, the children had some time to explore the library and rent books. Books can be rented for 3 weeks at a time. If a book is returned late, there is a fee so make sure you return them on time! Check the date stamp on the first page of the rented book to be sure. You can also rent and return books by using the machines beside the library desk. The return dates for books are printed on receipt issued by the machines in this case. Some children don't have library cards yet but anyone can sign up to be a member. Children must come to the library with a parent or guardian and show the librarian proof of address (in the form of an electricity bill, for example). It only takes five minutes and it's free! 

I hope that all children in 4th Class will visit the library frequently and enjoy reading the wonderful selection of books it has to offer!

 

Paula.

 

 

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