Abbeyleix South National School

Scoil Náisiúnta Mainistir Laoise Theas

Ms Bergin & Ms Kelly

18th – 29th  May

Dear parents/guardians,

We hope you are all doing well and that you are staying safe.  The weather has been great, we are very lucky. 

We always we love hearing from the children.  If they would like to write us a note and/or draw a picture and you would like to email it on to us we would love to see it and we will send a reply.

Our email address is mrsberginandmskelly@gmail.com

We have set out below some suggested activities in English and Maths for your child.  Please remember as always that these are just suggestions and there is no obligation to complete any or all of the work.  We know some days are better than others, that’s certainly the way in our houses anyway!  

THIRD CLASS 18th – 29th May 2020

ENGLISH:

Continue with Spellbound.

Continue on with reading books that you like.  Activities for after reading could include:

  • Write a book review.

(Please check your email where I have sent some book report writing templates)

  • Write a blurb that could be used for the back of the new edition of the book
  • Design a new cover
  • Draw your favourite character and write 4 sentences about him/her.

You can continue with Unit 30 in Reading Zone. You can complete the online activities on the Folens website.

  1. Go to folensonline.ie
  2. Click register
  3. Select Teacher
  4. Fill in a username, email and password
  5. For Roll Number use the code:  Sec20

https://www.folensonline.ie/

Matilda

Novel: Matilda by Roald Dahl

We hope to get the novels out to everybody by 22nd May so we can start reading it on 25th May.  We will record ourselves reading each chapter and we will send an email each Sunday night with voice recordings of the chapters for the week.  You can play the recording and your child can listen to us reading the chapter while they read along in their books.  We would recommend 2 chapters per day.  We will also attach comprehension questions – the children will be familiar with these as we completed activities like this for Charlotte’s Web.  Your child can answer 2 or 3 questions on each sheet.  We will include a voice recording with the answers to each sheet also.  Your child can listen to this recording after they answer the questions.

We really enjoy reading novels with the children at school and we will miss doing this face to face but we hope the voice recordings will help your child engage with the novel.

MATHS:

Week One: 18th – 29th May:

We will concentrate on weight in Maths. 

We will highlight questions in yellow, based on this topic for you on your IXL profile.

Here are some activities and resources you can work on and use based on weight, again remember this is suggested work, there is no obligation to complete any or all of this.

A fantastic way to learn about weight is to bake!  See recipe below for fairy cakes and it also contains questions you can ask your child while baking.

You’ll find below a powerpoint presentation on Weight.

And we have included a number of worksheets also.  Many of these worksheets are differentiated so you can start with the easiest sheets and move onto the next sheets if your child is not finding them too difficult.

Weight game:

Mostly Postie:

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html

Week 2: 25th – 29th May

For this week we will concentrate on the topic of Capacity.

We will highlight some capacity based activities in yellow on your IXL profile.

There are some activities and resources below that you can work on based on capacity.  Many of these worksheets are differentiated so you can start with the easiest sheets and move onto the next sheets if your child is not finding them too difficult.

Capacity games:

Capacity countdown:

http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/capacity/index.html

Coconut ordering:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

We hope the good weather continues and you get lots of fresh air and exercise. 

We miss you all so much.  Have a great 2 weeks and we hope to hear from you by email. Ms. Kelly and Mrs. Bergin