We have been busy practicing the scientific skills of predicting, measuring, observing and recording through our designing and making of bridges, catapults and parachutes!
On Tuesday January 7th we attended a workshop about being 'Street Safe' provided by the RSA (Road Safety Authority). As you can see from the writing samples below (from Sebastian, David, Rory and Pierce), it was an enjoyable and educational experience for all!
Finding a book that you enjoy makes it a lot easier to read! Have a look at this list and see if anything catches your eye!
With literacy, there are 2 important components for successful reading (and this in turn can lead to successful writing); comprehension skills (understanding the text) and vocabulary (understanding the words).
Learning tables is a really important skill. Basic multiplication and division facts are used in your daily life - food shopping, travelling etc.
Quick mental recall facts are important in other areas of maths as well - fractions, money etc
Use these sites to improve your mental recall! (You may need Flash to play!)
www.timestables.com/speed-test/ (a really good website to improve speed)
3. https://europa.eu/learning-corner/memory-game_en to learn the flags
4, https://europa.eu/learning-corner/match-the-landmarks_en match the landmarks
5. http://europa.eu/europago/explore/pdf/flip-book/lets-explore-europe-en/files/publications.pdf a really good online book that explains all about Europe and the EU
I have made a powerpoint recalling some of our great memories of the boys' time in primary school! The powerpoint should be available at this link and is available to download (if I've got the settings right!). It's quite a large file at 306MB so may take a while to download but I think it's worth it! If there are any issues, let me know!
This aim of this blog is to provide information on various events & school news. It also provides a platform for the boys in to display their work & contribute to the world wide web in a positive and meaningful way. We hope you enjoy it!