Monthly Archives: October 2013

Maths Trail

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As part of maths week, we participated in a maths trail around the school.  We applied the skills we have learnt in class to solve sums outside the classroom.

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Dissolving Boundaries

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This year fourth class are participating in the ‘Dissolving Boundaries’ initiative. We are partnered with Elmgrove Primary School from Belfast. We will collaborate on a number of school projects over the year and we will communicate through blogging, video conferencing, wikis and moodle. It is hoped that we will learn together, improve our ICT skills as well as developing friendships.

For information on how to login, post messages on moodle and to create your profile, go to the Dissolving Boundaries page above.

Angry Verbs!

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We have been learning about writing verbs in the past, the present and the future. We created ‘angry verbs’ where we have written verbs for the overused verb ‘went’ in all tenses.

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History Projects

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This term we worked very hard on our family projects.  All pupils produced work to be really proud of!

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Timeline

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Objects from the past

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Interview with an older family member

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Family Tree

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Family Coat of Arms

We had an afternoon of playground games from the past where we played marbles, skipping games and hula hooping!

We also enjoyed a sample of sweets from the past including clovers and bulls eyes!

Problem Solving

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This year, to help us solve word problems in maths lessons, we are using the following steps:

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Read, Underline, Choose calculation, Solve, Answer, Check

An explanation of the steps and the language used for each calculation sign can be found in the resources page (under homework).

Welcome!

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Welcome to our fourth class blog! We hope to share with you some of the activities from our classroom.

Homework will be posted each week in the homework page.  This also includes a section for helpful homework resources.

September was a busy month.  We have learnt a new song called ‘The Irish Rover.’  We recorded ourselves singing the song on audacity.  Check out the podcast on the side panel!