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Guided Reading in 4th Class

This term in 4th class we have been focusing on reading and improving our comprehension skills. We have enjoyed partaking in guided reading sessions twice a week every week with our teacher Ms. Walsh, Gráinne and Ms. Lennon.

We had the chance to read both fiction and non-fiction books. We revised many comprehension strategies while reading such as making predictions, questioning, recalling information, summarising information and comparing & contrasting the books with other books we have read or movies we have seen.

We also enjoyed working & reading independently at times during the guided reading sessions.

St. Brigid’s Day in Room 4

February 1st is the feast day of St. Brigid. She is remembered for her great charity and kindness.

Today we marked St. Brigid’s Day in Room 4 by making St. Brigid’s Day crosses.
We used fresh green rushes to make the crosses. People make crosses and hang them in their home to protect their homes from evil spirits.

Have a look at how we got on!

Oral Language Presentations

The children in room 4 have been very busy over the last few weeks. We have been working on our oral language skills and made our second presentations of the year this week. This time we had to speak at the top of our class infront of everybody. We had to speak for 45seconds about something based on the theme of winter. Some presentations included children speaking about Why they love Christmas, Winter time animals, Trying to catch Santa & Christmas in the country I come from. We had to remember to use good presentation skills – having good eye contact with our audience, standing still and speaking loud and clear. We also enjoyed giving each other two stars & a wish after the presentations were made. After Christmas we will be working towards speaking for one minute or more!!

Dean speaking about ‘Winter’

Teyanna speaking about ‘Counting down to Christmas’

Arnas speaking about ‘Winter in Lithuania’

Science Discovery in 4th Class

We were lucky in 4th class to welcome Abbvie into our class this week for some science discovery.

First we talked about ‘who is a scientist?’. Then some children had a chance to dress up as scientists. We spoke about why a scientist needs a coat and glasses – to protect themselves.

After that each group was given a mystery box. We weren’t allowed to touch it at first, we had to take a guess of what is was, what was inside of it and the materials it was made from.

Then we compared another box, of the same size, but with various materials inside it to try and identify what was in the mystery box. We compared the weight, sound and whether or not the contents inside could be magnetised. From that, we identified what was in our mystery box.

 

Happy Halloween!

Well done to all the boys and girls who came to school dressed up for Halloween today.

Be careful, there are many scary creatures about!!

Hope you have a lovely mid-term break, Happy Halloween!

4th Class Halloween Style

4th Class Halloween Style

Art in 4th Class

The children in 4th class have enjoyed exploring their creative sides through art over the past few weeks. We have used a variety of skills in creating our art.

We learned about the artist James Rizzi, an American artist who creates animated style pictures – full of colour, with a solid black outline. He’s also not a fan of rectangles! We created skyscrapers inspired by him using oil pastels.

We created autumnal prints – we collected fallen leaves from our school-yard. We began with black paper, white paint and some leaves. We printed the leaves onto the black paper. Then we used sponges to print some cool and warm colours around them.

We used our colour mixing skills to create a sunset background for our Halloween painted silhouettes. We sketched a design before drawing and painting it onto our A3 sunset backgrounds with black paint. Our theme was Impossibly Haunted Houses.

Finally we constructed witches. Using an egg carton, paint, some felt and wool we created our wicked witches.

Have a look at our art below:

Final Maths Week Question:

Well done to all the boys and girls who attempted our second maths problem of Maths week. The following children earn themselves 3 stamps/dojo points for getting the questions correct & being the first to Room 4 with their answers:

6th Class: Hermann 
5th Class: Sebastian 
4th Class: Matthew 
1st Class: Hubert 

Bonus question – earns 1 stamp/dojo point:
6th Class: Nigel 
5th Class: Mikey 

Here’s the final question of the week:

Junior Question:

Granny gave Tom 15c and on the way home he lost 5c.
How much does he have now?

Senior Question:

Directions: Find the words that fit.
Example: 29 = D in F in a L Y
What do the letters stand for?
Answer: 29 = Days in February in a Leap Year

26 = L of the A
7 = D of the W
101 = D
52 = C in a D
88 = P K
13 = S on the A F
365 = D in a Y
18 = H on a G C
90 = D in a R A
3 = B M (S H T R)
24 = H in a D
4 = W on a C
60 = S in a M
28 = D in F
64 = S on a C B

Good luck!

Maths Question Number 2

Well done to all the boys and girls who attempted our first maths problem of Maths week. The following children earn themselves 3 stamps/dojo points for being the first from their room to me with the correct answer:

6th Class: Chloe
5th Class: Mikey
4th Class: Teyanna 
1st Class: Stephen

Question Number 2:

Junior Question:

Eight marbles are in the basket. Four are red and the rest are
green. How many marbles are green?

Senior Question:

o A goldfish costs €1.80
o An angelfish costs €1.40
o Noirín paid exactly €20 for some fish
o How many of each kind did she buy?

Remember to bring your answers to Room 4

Happy Maths Week!

Hello everyone!

As it is Maths Week in Ireland this week all classes will be doing different tasks and activities to celebrate it. Each day there will be a maths question on our school blog for you to solve. The first child to Room 4 with the correct answer for the problem will win themselves some stamps.

Good luck!!

Junior Problem:

Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the ark. How many creatures could he have seen?
How many different answers can you find?

Senior Problem:

Jennie the old sheep dog is lazing around in the paddock near the house. She counts the number of animals in the paddock. There are 11 of them, pigs and ducks. Then she counts the legs. She sees 28 legs.

How many ducks are there?

Remember, bring your answers to Room 4!

A New Year in Room 4

The children of room 4 had a lovely summer break and are now settled back into school. We have had a busy month in September setting up routines and finding our feet in 4th class. We have also welcomed a new pupil Arnas to our class. We hope he enjoys his school life in St. Edwards.

In Irish we have be building up our vocabulary to be able to talk about ourselves. Below is a sample conversation we are able to have together daily in Irish.

Dia duit! Dia is Muire duit.
Cad is ainm duit? _____ is ainm dom.
Cén aois thú? Tá mé naoi/deich mbliana d’aois.
Conas atá tú? Tá mé go maith.
Cá bhfuil tú i do chónaí? Tá mé i mo chónaí i Sligeach.

We really enjoyed getting to record our conversations on the Ipads using the app Sock Puppets. Have a listen to one of our conversations…..

Cómhra Beirte – (Click on link to open)

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