Class News

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Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Spring is here at last!!!!!

 Hello Senior Infants,

Spring is here at last!  

Here are all the signs of Spring that we can see when we look around:

The days are getting longer and brighter.

Flowers are beginning to grow in the garden.  

We can see snowdrops.  We can see daffodils and crocuses putting up their heads.

Buds are coming on the trees! Soon new leaves will follow!

In the sky, birds are flying home from hot countries.

The birds have started to build nests with sticks and leaves and bits of fluff.

Soon they will lay their eggs and there will be new life.

There will be new life on the farm as well.  

The sheep will have their lambs.

In school we are learning all about Spring and making lots of lovely spring pictures!

Look out for all the signs of Spring in your garden!

Good work, Senior Infants!


Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Hello Junior Infants! Spring is Here!

 Hello Class,


Thank you for all the great work you are sending me.  I can see everyday that you are doing neat writing and great number work.  I am also seeing fantastic art work.  Well done, everybody!  

It's a busy time in the garden as well because Spring is here at last!  Lots of things are happening in your garden.  The flowers are starting to come up.  Snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils are there.  All the little squirrels and hedgehogs are waking up and are busy looking for food.  The birds are at work looking for twigs and moss to build their little nests.  All the baby animals are being born on the farm, and the farmer is up in the middle of the night looking after his little lambs. It is a beautiful time of year.  

Keep your eye out for all the signs of spring in your garden!

Well done again children on all the home learning! 



Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Message from teacher

Hello children,

I hope everybody is staying safe at home and that your school work is going well.  Some days you might get more done than others, and some days you might get less done and that is ok.  Just do your best and I look forward to seeing you all.

Best wishes,
Ms Mooney

Friday, 27 March 2020

Week 3 Homework

ST GABRIEL’S HOME LEARNING – WEEK 3
Hello 1st class I hope you are keeping well. I have set some work to try and keep you busy. Just try your best and complete what you can.

Parents/Guardians if you have any questions regarding the work that has been set, don’t hesitate to contact me through amooney@stgabrielsprimary.ie

Please only do the work in your books from the pages requested. This work is for March 30th to the 3rd of April and will bring us up to our Easter holidays.


List of online programs:
http://www.magickeys.com/books/  ----------------Reading with parent
https://app.growinlove.ie/en/login  ----------------- Religion site (Password: growinlove)
https://www.abcya.com/games/addition ------------- Maths games
http://mathsisfun.com ------------------Maths games
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-oount/helicopter-rescue - excellent maths game based on 100 square down to the simple number line

Monday
March 30th
·         Discuss your child’s news from their weekend. Write your weekly news- Children will write their weekly news telling me about what they have been up to. They are encouraged to include capital letters, full stops and to extend their sentences. Read back over their work and check that their sentences make sense.
·         Reading with a parent/guardian: Choose a book from http://www.magickeys.com/books/  
·         Another really good app for reading with your child is called Teachyourmonsterstoread
·         In your Just Phonics workbooks, your child should be on Pg. 50 for week 25. Complete Monday’s work today
·         Maths Work it Out workbooks, please complete Monday’s work on page 54 for week 26.
·         Counting forwards and backwards to 20  
·         Religion: The Easter story. Log onto https://app.growinlove.ie/en/login  Click into Second class-Theme 7 ‘Holy week and Easter’ Lesson 1 “Jesus in Jerusalem”, Watch through videos and question your child on their understanding here.
·         Cosmic Kids yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40SZl84Lr7A
Tuesday
March 31st
·         Reading with a parent/guardian: Choose a book from http://www.magickeys.com/books/ 
·         Another really good app for reading with your child is called Teachyourmonsterstoread
·         Just Phonics workbook, complete Tuesday’s work on page 50, week 25.
·         Maths Work it Out workbooks, please complete Tuesday’s work on page 54 for week 26
·         Please revise adding between 0 and 20. Example here are 5 + 4 = ___ .  12 + 7 = ___
Complete 15 similar sums on a copy for your child.
·          Counting forwards and backwards to 25
·          This site below is good for maths games.
·         SESE: Get your child to think of 4 professions. Ask them to discuss with you what each person would do in that profession, the type of uniform they would wear and where they would work. Write down one question you would ask each person in that profession if they came into our classroom.
·         Meditation story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBnPlqQFPKs
Wednesday
1st April
·         Reading with a parent/guardian: Choose a book from http://www.magickeys.com/books/ 
·         Another really good app for reading with your child is called Teachyourmonsterstoread
·         Just Phonics workbook, complete Wednesday’s work on page 51, week 25.
·         Maths Work it Out workbooks, please complete Wednesday’s work on page 55 for week 26
·         Please revise adding between 0 and 20. Example here are 8 + 4 = ___ .  10 + 6 = ___
Complete 15 similar sums on a copy for your child.
·          Counting forwards and backwards to 27
·          This site below is good for maths games.
·         Gaeilge: Revise these two questions.
·         Cad is ainm duit? What is your name?
Mr Clyne is ainm dom. My name is Mr Clyne

Cé tusa? Who are you?
Is mise, Mr Clyne. I am Mr Clyne
·         PE with Joe Wicks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8
·         Art: Draw Easter bunnies see https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/115193702947781034/ 
Thursday
2nd April
·         Reading with a parent/guardian: Choose a book from http://www.magickeys.com/books/ 
·         Another really good app for reading with your child is called Teachyourmonsterstoread
·         Just Phonics workbook, complete Thursday’s work on page 51, week 25.
·         Maths Work it Out workbooks, please complete Thursday’s work on page 55 for week 26
·         Please revise adding between 0 and 20. Example here are 3 + 9 = ___ .  15 + 4 = ___
Complete 15 similar sums on a copy for your child.
·         Counting forwards and backwards to 28
·         This site below is good for maths games.
·         Gaeilge: Revise this question and two answers.
·         Conas atá tú? How are you
Tá mé go maith. I am good.

Níl mé go matih. Tá mé tinn.  I am not good. I am sick.

·         Cosmic kids yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU
Friday
3rd April
·         Revise spelling from Just Phonics book page 50 and 51 for week 25. Please select 10 out of 20 spellings and test your child on them. Get your child to write down the spelling you call out.
·         Pick out 10 maths questions from your Work it Out workbook from page 54 and 55 and test your child on these.
·         SESE: Using google maps: https://www.google.com/maps
Get your child to enter in your home address and other addresses that they are familiar with, for example, St Gabriels Primary School, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10. They will be able to zoom in and discover how google maps work.
Draw a map from your house to your school.



Well done for attempting this week’s work. Enjoy your Easter holidays and stay safe!

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Hello 1st Class

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. I'm sure it is a very strange time for your children, but it is important to know that we as teachers are still here for you and your child and we are all in this together. We must follow the guidelines and instructions set out from our Government when it comes to washing our hands regularly throughout the day and staying inside as much as possible.

I had provided your child with some work which was for these two weeks. On Friday next the 27th of March, I will upload a week's work that you can do with your child. Please do not stress about this work and only attempt the work that you and your child feel comfortable doing.  It is there to help your child progress during this difficult time when we are not in school. I have included my email address on this worksheet, so please feel free to ask me any questions that may arise from this work.

Stay safe.

Kind regards
Ms Mooney

Monday, 9 March 2020

World book Day 2020

To celebrate World Book Day 2020 5th class came to visit our classroom and we read stories together. We love reading books :-)