Last day boys! Can you believe it? 😱
I just want to wish you all a wonderful Summer. Hope the sun stays & you all get to enjoy it. Mind yourselves & your families. See you all at the end of August 😎
Hi boys, I know we didn’t get on an end of year school trip but check out this RTÉ school hub link on the Zoo. There’s lots of interesting clips on zoo animals. Enjoy! 👍
Morning boys, hope you’re all well. Let’s try work on our GAA skills today.
You’ve seen some of James McCarthy’s videos before on this website.
Why not check out more skills from other famous inter-county players...have fun 😎
It’s the last week of the year boys! 😱 So keeping with our creative & active ideas, how about trying some Science today, lads? Check out the following link:
Good morning boys, hope you’re all well. Here’s a link to a Computer Science booklet. I know lots of you enjoy gaming. Find out the background to how computer games are made. Enjoy! 😀
A little video put together of your 4th class adventures - Enjoy!! 😊
Good morning lads,
Would you like to do some ‘Street Art’ 🖼 online? Give this link a go:
Hope you got to try out the game of Chess yesterday. Why not get up & moving today...here’s a link to one of your favourites; ‘GoNoodle’
Have fun! 😎
Have you ever wanted to try to play chess, lads? Check out this website:
Hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend. We are now entering what should have been our last fortnight in school, can you believe it?! 😱 So for the remainder of term time, why don’t we try to be as creative & as active as possible. Get your markers & colouring pencils out & get drawing & illustrating! Why not create your own Sports Day & challenge your families?! Try the egg & spoon race, the three-legged or wheelbarrow race. Can you make up your own race?
I’ll be posting some ideas throughout the next fortnight to help. Have fun & don’t forget to take some photos & upload them here, I’d love to see them.
Also, Cruinniú na nÓg started this weekend with a céilí in the kitchen, want to have some fun? Why not teach your families some Irish dancing...check out this website for ideas:
I’ll be in touch 👍
Just to let you know, I’ll be in school tomorrow, Thursday 11th, from 10-11am to give back the boys’ folders, copies & artwork. Can I ask you to return the ‘Read at Home’ book, the boys had for reading as this is needed for next years’ 4th class. Thanks.
Looking forward to see you all,
Hi lads, hope you’re all keeping well. I’d love to see some photos of your work, please send on some!
It’s coming very close to the end of the year, can you believe it?!
Why not take a moment to think about your time in fourth class & fill in this ‘End of Year Reflection’, I’d love to hear your thoughts 👍
Hope you all enjoyed the sunshine ☀️ over the bank holiday weekend, lads! How are those work packs going? I’d love to see your hard work!
Also send on your answers to Mr. McDevitt’s post on World Milk Day.
Have you drawn any cool Summer pictures lately? Show us your creativity 👍
Message from Mr. McDevitt:
World Milk Day was celebrated this week:
Want to know more about World Milk Day & why it is celebrated? Go to:
Try to write down or discuss at least one or two benefits of dairy & share your answers with us.
Look who won the ‘Good Grub’ colouring competition!! A big congrats Cillian & well done! 👌🎉
If you’re enjoying your colouring and drawing lads, check out this ‘Imagine Nation’ booklet from An Post, it’ll keep those pencils and markers busy! ✏️ 🖊
Hi lads, hope those work sheets are going well. Remember to post a photo of your hard work 👍
I know quite a few of you interviewed your parents or grandparents at the beginning of the year but why not try this activity with an older relative. Give them a phone call, I’m sure they would love a chat & ask them these questions. Email your answers to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or post your answers on ClassDojo👍
I know there’s lots of gamers amongst you all so why not try ‘Minecraft hour of code tutorials’? Let me know how you get on!
Here’s the link:
Hi boys, it was great to talk to a few of the parents this morning. So sorry if I missed you but it was just a quick call to see how you are all getting on. You will receive another work pack this week & again it would be great to see some photos of the boys’ hard work. Just email if there’s any difficulty.
Hope you enjoyed the weekend. Did you give National Drawing Day a go? If so, I'd love to see your drawings. Send them to our class email (email@example.com) or if you're connected to our ClassDojo, upload a photo there. Thanks!
Have a look at this PDF file on The Titanic. It might give you some help with your worksheets this week👍
Have a look at this link and write a paragraph about the Irish tricolour and it’s meaning and uses: scoilnet.ie/fr/irishflag/
Leave your comments below. Miss MacHale
You could also try to give this a go, boys.. It’s National Drawing Day this Saturday 16th May. Check out the link below. Send you finished pictures to our class email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or to our ClassDojo. Tag your finished piece with #NationalDrawingDay
Good luck ☘️
Have you ever wanted to read Harry Potter? What about listening to his first book, ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’?
There are quite a few other audible stories there.
Pick one & write a book review on it. Include the characters, the plot, your favourite part & why? Give it a rating out of 5 stars ⭐️ Enjoy!
Hope the worksheets are going well boys. If you need any help, just ask!
Also here’s some more quick-fire sums to get the mind working this week. See how you get on. Have a good day👍
Having fun in the sun! 😎
You can share your photos too, boys 👍
Work packs were collected and sent today. Just let me know if you need any help with the worksheets & again, take a photo of your hard work. I’d love to see it!
Hope you are all well. Stay safe! 👍
Message from Mr. Clinton:
Parents, food parcels and work packs will be available for collection at the school TOMORROW THURSDAY 7th May between 10 and 11. Pass on message. Stay safe.
A message from Mr. McDevitt:
Hi Boys, if you’re looking for something new and factual to read, here’s a short and simple guide explaining the Coronavirus. I hope this will try to answer any questions you might have!
Or try reading this to your little brothers or sisters to help them understand:
or if you’re connected, post it on ClassDojo... Good luck 🍀
Or maybe practise some GAA skills with Ballymun Kickhams’ legend, James McCarthy:
Give them a go & I’d love to see the skills in action 👍
I hope you’re well. Check out these cool recipes from chef Ross Lewis of the famous restaurant, ‘Chapter One’. There’s also a cool colouring sheet & name the Good Grub ‘Flying Bag’ competition. Get your entries in now!
Welcome to 4th class’ homepage!
Class email to keep in touch:
This Wednesday 29th April is International Dance day! Dancing can be a great way to stay positive! It’s also a great way to show off your creative side!
Choreograph a new dance by choosing the steps & music.
Attached is a page to help you.
Give a few of those ideas a go boys but the most important thing right now is that everyone is safe and happy!
How are we all? I hope you are busy working away with the work booklets that you got last week. If you have any difficulty, please email & I can help.
Check out the cool link Ms. MacHale has attached above!
As well as you worksheets, keep up your reading. Have a look at those websites below.
How are your multiplication tables going? Did you download those apps I wrote about last week?
Watch the following clip to help with your worksheets on Europe:
If you want to try out a project, I’ve been in touch with the DSPCA ( what do those letters stand for? Email me your answers!) & they have suggested the following:
- Write an A - Z of animals
- List all the things your pet needs to stay happy and healthy
- Keep a diary of your pet activities - when they eat, when they sleep, etc.
- What is your dream pet? Look up all the things you need to care for it. What are the downsides of owning this kind of pet?
- Maths: How much does it cost to care for your pet or dream pet? Work out the cost of pet food per day, week, month? What other things cost money?
- If you have a garden or balcony, lift a rock, log, pot plant to see what mini-beasts are under it. Carefully record them and put them back without squashing them!
www.biodiversityireland.ie have some great information on recording insects in your garden.
I’ll be in touch during the week boys but feel free to email your answers, photos of your work or how your are doing, I’d love to hear from you all!
Slán go fóill!
Hope you’re all keeping well & staying safe! Did you all enjoy Easter?
Are you all keeping those minds active?
- Try to do some free-writing about your Easter weekend.
- Are you keeping up your reading? Try out www.storylineonline.net Another good app for reading is Epic! I have signed us up & if you email me, I can get you logged on!
- Practise those multiplication tables! Try out the website www.topmarks.co.uk for the game ‘Hit the Button’
- The app Math Slide is also great to improve our Maths skills - challenge your parents or guardians to play against you!!
- Don’t forget to keep watching RTÉ’s School Hub & try out some of their activities!
- Give this link to GoNoodle a try, lots of great dances & exercises 👍
Food parcels will be available for collection at the school between 10 and 11 on Thursday 16th April. Please pass on message to other parents with pupils in the Virgin Mary Schools. Please observe social distancing and if possible only ONE person should collect. Stay Safe and Well.
Hope this message finds you well. If you ordered a food pack and did not receive it please contact Oisin on 0879848328. Wishing you a calm and restful “Easter Holidays” and please stay safe.
Just to remind you today would have been the start of the Easter holidays.
I won’t be posting links & activities over the next two weeks.
I want to wish you all a very Happy Easter, mind yourselves & I’ll be in touch again after the holidays.
Beannachtaí na Cásca daoibh! 🐣
- Have a read of ‘The Primary Planet’ magazine, lots of cool activities in it 👍
How are you all? Hope you’re getting a chance to watch RTÉ School Hub👍
Try out some of their activities. Also give these challenges a go:
- Also check this cool YouTube clip for some drawing ✍️ inspiration: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OJZF9Nka-78
- Give ‘Draw with Don’ a go 👍 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CRFX5zUdbk&feature=share
- Don’t forget to check out RTÉ’s Home School Hub-starts today, Monday 30th March at 11am on RTÉ2!
- Also check out their website, lots of great clips & activities 👍 https://www.rte.ie/learn/
Remember to keep up your Mental Maths, English in Practise & Read at Home everyday! & don’t forget to keep checking the website & our Twitter feed for different websites.
Help out around the house & mind yourselves!
- Take a look at this new video from the National Gallery:
Important notice re: Covid19 school closure
We hope that everyone is doing well and staying safe. As we are unsure, when schools will be reopening, we have decided to take the opportunity to open the school briefly next Tuesday morning 24th March and provide some Worksheets and copies for your children, if you wish to collect them to be used for some learning activities at home. You may collect the activities at the side door to the school hall @ 10 on Tuesday.
- Don’t forget to complete your Mental Maths (one column a day including Friday Review & problem solving!!), English in Practise (one column a day) & Read at Home (a page a day). Get someone at home to ask you the questions.
- Take this time to work on your ‘Free - Writing’, make use of the genres we have covered this year. Also, you are all great at drawing, create comic strips, illustrate your stories, be as creative as you can!
- Make use of the great websites suggested on the school Twitter...see the home page of this website.
- Check out Joe Wicks’ workout for daily PE lessons. https://youtu.be/Rz0go1pTda8
- Take a tour of the Louvre Museum in Paris: https://www.louvre.fr/en
- Or go explore The Great Wall of China: https://kidzfeed.com/great-wall-of-china-facts-for-kids/
- Stay safe lads & wash those hands!
Our trip to ‘Fighting Words’
Don’t forget it’s Friday December 6th! See you there!!
Science week 10th - 17th November 2019🔎👍
We went to The Helix theatre in DCU today to take part in ‘Murderous Maths’ with its’ famous author Kjartan Poskitt! We learned so much!
Virgin Mary Boys NS Ballymun drew #JWST at #OurSunandOtherStars one boy even drew James Webb himself attached to the telescope in space ? It all happened @axisBallymun #SpaceWeekIrl #WSW #SpaceWeek2019 #education We also learnt how stars get born. pic.twitter.com/hfFmQXKlpQ— Deirdre Kelleghan (@skysketcher) October 7, 2019