5 - 2013
5 ag dul go Féile Drámaíochta - Drama
Festival 13/02/14 agus 26/02/14
Bhí Rang a Cúig
ag Féile Scoil Drámaíochta Déardaoin,
13/02/14, agus ag Coirm Gael Linn i Muilleann gCearr 26/02/14
lena seó atá acu "An tAsarlaí
ó Oz". Bhí an-lá acu ansin.
Rang 5 went to Connamara
on Thursday, 13/02/14, to take part in Féile Scoil
Drámaíochta 2014 and the also went to Coirm
Gael Linn in Mullingar on 26/02/14. They performed their
show "The Wizard of Oz". The children have worked
fantastically hard preparing the show and they did us all
proud on both occasions.
performed their show for parents on 28/02/14 - well done
'Hoodie' Scoile Spóirt
School Sports Hoodie For
We are looking at team sports
hoodies at present.
They would be available to
children who play on school panels.
We are looking at a navy
hoodie with a red trim - the school colours.
The hoodies would cost about
18 euro each and could be worn in conjunction with the school
Speisialta - Dates of note:
Chomaoineach (First Holy Communion) Dé Sathairn 03/05/14
An Cóineartú (Confirmation) Dé Sathairn
ón Oíche Churaclam
Notes from our Curriculum Night
Míle buíochas as ucht theacht chuig an oíche
churaclam seo. Tá beagán eolas ar fáil
sa leabharán seo faoina rudaí tábhachtach
gur féidir leatsa a dhéanamh chun cabhrú
le do pháiste.
Your son / daughter has grown in maturity and wisdom
during the past few years in primary school. This is a very
important year for your child, including assessment tests
and Confirmation preparation.
This pamphlet [below] provides simple,
yet important advice on how to provide the support needed
for your son / daughter.
It is very important that we work together in a spirit of
partnership and we trust that the class will prove to be
a productive and enjoyable year.
Go raibh maith agat.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
With such a busy year ahead at school,
your children need:
- a good breakfast.
It’s the most important meal of the day and will
get them off to a good start in school.
- a good lunch.
It will help them to keep up their energy. Fruit, sandwiches,
yogurt and a drink make a healthy lunch.
After school, children need
food, a short break and then - on with the homework.
Tired children cannot learn properly. In school, it is obvious
which children have not had enough sleep. They are the ones
who daydream and fall behind in their work. Some stay up
too late watching television or videos and become over-tired.
Parents, please make sure that
your children get sufficient sleep each night by ensuring
that they go to bed at a reasonable hour.
Homework may not be popular with children but it is very
good practice for what they have learned during the day.
It also helps them toward working independently, thus serving
as a preparation for future life.
Generally, homework is based
on what has been taught in school. The teacher will always
explain homework. Homework may consist of written work,
learning, spelling, and revising.
Things like reading (Gaeilge or English) are just as important
as written work - it is also just as important as when the
children were younger. Try also to encourage the children
to form the habit of reading for pleasure. Library books
are provided by the school for this purpose.
Parents, please make sure that
your children do their homework each night. Arrange a specific
time for them to do their work and remember, peace and quiet
are essential to good homework.
Confirmation involves a lot of preparation both at home
and at school. The Confirmation programme consists of three
• The Service of Light (usually held during Advent)
• The Commitment Service (usually held during Lent)
• The Confirmation Ceremony itself.
The Confirmation programme
covered in school includes prayers, parables, life stories,
hymns, Mass responses and the Rite of Confirmation. You
can help your child by supporting them in what they are
learning about their religion. For our part, the school
will do its best to help your children prepare for this
In preparing your children
for the Big Day, the most important aspects are the coming
of the Holy Spirit and the children being prepared for His
coming - neither the clothes nor the money, but the sacrament.
READY .... STEADY
..... WAIT !!!
- it is necessary for your children:
- to have all the books, pens, pencils, copies, rulers
etc. in school every day;
- to come to school every day;
- to be on time;
- to give good example to the younger children in school
and to take their responsibility as senior -
- to take pride in their work;
- to be attentive and co-operative in class;
- to do all their homework properly;
- to wear the full school uniform every day except on
PE days when tracksuit and runners ..should
Encourage your children to participate in a suitable after-school
activity e.g. sports clubs, dancing, drama, French, scouts
/ guides etc. These help to widen children’s experiences.
They mix with different people, who can give them things
to think about, talk about and write about in school.
After-school activities also
help them to find something they can do and enjoy, and helps
them to spend their spare time constructively.
Hints for Families
to help with Tables!!!
A. Adding (Suimiú):
a. + 0 When you add 0, there is no change.
b . + 1 When you add 1, the number gets bigger
by 1 etc.
c . Doubles: Children should know doubles
off by heart . ..........................eg. 3+3=6 4+4+8
Near Doubles: 4 + 5 = 4 + 4 + 1 or 5 +
5 – 1 5 + 6 = 5 + 5 + 1 or 6 + 6 – 1
d . Buy one get one free 3 + 5 = 5 + 3
or 7 + 2 = 2 + 7 or 2 + 4 = 4 + 2. This is always the case.
e . Know your 10’s: 1 + 9 , 2 + 8,
3 + 7, 4 + 6, 5 + 5, etc.
f . Use 10 when doing sums 9 + 3 = 12 that’s
the same as 9 + (1 + 2) = 12 etc.
g . Work on number stories! If I know that
2 apples plus 1 apple is 3 apples then I can work out:
....................1 apple + 2 apples = 3 apples
....................3 apples - 2 apples = 1 apple
....................3 apples - 1 apple = 2 apples
B. Multiplication Tables (Táblaí
Tables need to be known by heart!
a. Practice doubles with your child: 2x2; 3x3; 4x4; 5x5;
6x6; 7x7; 8x8; etc
b. Practice patterns with your child: 10,20,30,40,50, etc...................5,
10, 15,20,25,30,35, etc
etc.... ..............3,6,9,12,15,18,21, etc. ....................7,14,21,28,35,42,
c . Buy one get one free! Know your number facts: (When
I know 1 fact I know 4!)
............eg. 6 x 8 = 48
..................8 x 6 = 48
................48 ~ 8 = 6
................48 ~ 6 = 8
x 0 When you multiply by 0 the answer is always 0.
x 1 When you multiply by 1 you get the same number.
x 2 The number plus the number again (doubles should be
known by heart!)
x 3 The number plus the number plus the number/(the
double plus the number)
x 4 Double plus double eg. 4 x 7 = (7 + 7) + (7 + 7)
x 5 Practice your patterns (5, 10, 15, 20 …………….60)
x 9 Multiply by 10 and take away the first number, eg. 8
x 9 = (8 x 10) – 8
x 10 Practice your patterns.
x 6, x7, x 8 ? When a child knows their doubles they are
a huge help in doing many sums:
.......................eg. 8 x 7 = (7 x 7) + 7
............................7 x 6 = (6 x 6) + 6
............................9 x 8 = (8 x 8) + 8
Turn your tables round!
..........eg. 5 x 7, I know 7 x 5 from my pattern work.
..........eg. 5 x 9 = 9 x 5 = I know 9 x 5 from my pattern
When children have a good grasp of multiplication tables
they are ready to learn division.
• 8 x 7 = 56
• 7 x 8 = 56
• 56 ~ 7 = 8
• 56 ~ 8 = 7
• 1/8 de 56 = 7
• 1/7 de 56 = 8
Using these tips
will help your child with their tables and deepen their
understanding of how numbers work!
Scoil Uí Cheithearnaigh, Béal Átha
na Slua, Co. na Gaillimhe.