Results of your child's English and Maths tests will be included on report cards. Here is a link to a website to explain what these scores mean. It is available in a range of languages including;
While these tests are an important indicator for how your child is doing in Maths and English, it should be remembered that they are only part of an overall picture of how your child is developing as a student and a learner.
Reading homework is EXTREMELY important. Take a look at this graph to see why ! Try to encourage your child to read over the summer holidays.
We are coming to the end of the school year so I have made a list of items that your child should keep safe for 6th Class and return to the classroom.
1. Prim-Ed Essentials Grammar Card
2. Gaeilge Verbs Glance Card
4. CJ Fallon Large Blank Map Book
5. English Dictionary
6. Gaeilge Dictionary
7. Geometry Set
9. Maths Hardback (used in 5th class to take notes on new topics and record examples of topics)
10. SESE Hardback
11. English Folders
Please ensure all books borrowed from Lucan Library using the class library card are returned to class by Friday 13th June.
Please ensure all rental books are returned by Friday 20th June, these books are; Unlocking History/Geography, History/Geography/Science Quest, Fireworks Anthology (Vampires, Elephants and Aliens.
Please ensure all readers and class library books are returned to class by Tuesday 24th June.
There is useful information in the back of Bun go Barr and 'Gaeilge to be Learnt' pages that your child has received over the year. These items may be helpful in 6th class with homework.
We are learning about 3D shapes in Maths. We looked at nets of unusual shapes on Friday and tried to create the 3D shape. Here is a link to a website to print 3D nets to make more at home.
We will have summer tests in English this Wednesday 28th May and in Maths next Thursday 5th June.
Attendance in 5th Class Red is excellent overall, some children have not missed a single day all year. Congratulations and keep it up to the end of the year, you might win a special trophy !!!
If a child is absent for a large part of the school year (20 days or more) the school must inform The National Educational Welfare Board.
NEWB is the national agency established to ensure that every child attends school regularly or otherwise receives an appropriate minimum education. It also advises the Government on school attendance and education provision. Parents and guardians have a legal obligation to ensure that their child attends a school or otherwise receives an education
Under the Education Welfare Act 2000 parents must inform the school if their children will be absent from school on a school day and the reason for the absence, for example, illness. It is best to do this in writing in your child's Homework Diary. The NEWB strongly advises against taking children out of school to go on holiday during term-time.
If your child has missed 20 school days the NEWB will discuss further action with you.
For more information please speak to Tom or myself.
Here is a link to some information on Brazil to help you with your homework.
Here is a link to a web site that will give you a chance to put your maths skills to the test. You can try out Maths problems from all the topics we have covered this year.
Give it a go and see how you get on !
Azmain and Abdullah write about World Book Day.
WORLD BOOK DAY!!!
ON APRIL 11TH WE HAD ESKER LOVES BOOKS DAY. FOR THIS DAY THE JUNIOR CHILDREN DRESSED UP AS ROALD DAHL POEM CHARACTERS AND THE SENIOR CHILDREN DRESSED UP AS ROALD DAHL BOOK CHARACTERS. THERE WERE TWO WINNERS FROM EACH CLASS. THEY EACH GOT A ROALD DAHL BOOK. TEACHERS ALSO DRESSED UP AS ROALD DAHL CHARACTERS, FOR EXAMPLE COLETTE, OUR PRINCIPAL DRESSED UP AS MR. WILLY WONKA. ARIFEMERIE DRESSED UP AS AN ALLIGATOR AND HE ALSO WON A ROALD DAHL PRIZE .5TH CLASS GREEN PERFORMED TWO POEMS’ CALLED A HUNGRY CENTIPEDE AND THE GIANT PEACH.