Welcome to Form 4.0
Form 4 Under the careful guidance of their teacher these boys can reach both their academic and sporting potential.
Weekly Sports Timetable
Monday – Uniform
Tuesday – Tracksuit & white top, Rugby gear in bag
Wednesday – Tracksuit – Rugby
Thursday – Uniform
Friday – Uniform
Saturday – Check School News – Calendar
Tuesday- PE, Art, Rugby after school
Friday – Music
Library to be confirmed
TBC – Tel
Earlier in the year form 4 enjoyed writing Biopoems and more recently we have written a form of poetry called “Cinquain”. We can write it using syllables or word count. We did both. It was great fun! Here is our work on display.
Breaking News! Form 4 invents the telephone!
Lots of fun was had making our paper cup telephones. We tested how sound travels with long and short strings. We also tested did the sound travel better when the string was lose or tight. We really enjoyed our experiments.
Form 4 having some Halloween Fun! 🙂
We carried out an experiment using flowers, water and dye. We had three jars. In the first jar we placed flowers, water and dye. The second one contained just flowers and water and the third just flowers, no water or dye. By the end of the week we concluded our results. In the first two jars the flowers remained healthy and as predicted the flowers withered in the third jar.
By using dye in the first jar we were able to see how plants absorb water.
At the beginning of the year we wrote some Bio Poems. We also completed a little booklet entitled “All about me” to help us to get to know each other and especially our eight new boys. Here is some of our great work.
In Science we discovered lots of interesting facts about woodlands. We also learned about different habitats and food chains. We decided that each of us would carry out a little project on an Irish Garden Bird. Here are some of our projects. Well done boys! 🙂
This week in Gaeilge we wrote a small “scéal” about “Tinneas” (being sick). We used a lot of our new vocabulary and phrases to help us write the story. Buíochas le Dia tá biseach orainn go leir anois. 🙂
FORM 4& 4¹ BOOKLIST 2019
PRINT VERSION:Form 4 Book List 2019
Grow in Love 4th class
Wordwise 4 (C.J. Fallon)
New Wave English in Practice 4th Class (Prim-ed)
Go with Flow Cursive Handwriting F (CJ Fallon)
Spellbound 4 (C.J. Fallon)
A first Dictionary (Nisbet) (retain from last year)
Busy at Maths 4 (C J Fallon)
Busy at Maths Shadow Book 4 (C J Fallon)
Master your Maths 4 (C J Fallon)
Abair liom F (rang a 4) (Folens)
Fuaimeanna agus focail 4 (Folens)
Leigh sa Bhaile D (C J Fallon)
Earthlink & Activity Book 4th Class (Folens)
Atlas from last year
10 all lined 88 Page copies
2 88 Page 7mm Square Sum Copy
1 small Hardback Notebook
1 Set of colouring pencils
3 blue biros
6 Pencils, 1 Erasers – sharpener, glue stick, scissors etc
2 Display folder A4 40 pages
NO MARKERS, TIPPEX OR SHARPIES
*THE SUM OF €35, TOWARDS READING BOOKS AND MATERIALS WILL BE COLLECTED
DURING THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF TERM AFTER ASSESSMENTS HAVE BEEN CARRIED
OUT THIS SHOULD BE GIVEN TO CLASS TEACHER.
PLEASE COVER ALL BOOKS AND COPIES
AND PLACE NAME ON FRONT COVER
St. Mary’s College Junior School will re-open
on FRIDAY 30TH August , from 8.45a.m. to 2.45 p.m.
Read Comics for Free; http://www.dckids.com/#comics
Create your own Comics online – http://www.culturestreet.org.uk/activities/superactioncomicmaker/
Websites for those long summer months
Class List Form 5 and 51 2016/17
Form 5 Mr Mooney – 18
Form 51 Mr Owen – 16
HISTORY SCHOOL STUDY SHEETS – COMPLETED LAST MARCH.History Survey2
Summer Test Timetable
Monday 16/5/16 Maths and English
Tuesday Irish and Science
Wednesday Geography and History
Thursday English Grammar
Revision for Summer Tests
The Industrial Revolution – Click here to Explore. For Homework Thursday 7th Jan
President of Ireland;
Tom Crean from Co.Kerry
Tom Crean made 3 journeys to Antarctica. Tonight you have to read about the first one ONLY.
TUESDAY SCIENCE HOMEWORK – ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS USING THE INTERNET.
Food Dudes Quiz
How much do you know about fruit and veg?! Take this short quiz
to find out!
(For help visit http://www.bordbia.ie/Consumers/About_Food/Vegetables/Field_Vegetables/ and
1. What white root vegetable is part of the carrot family and
high in fibre?
2. What member of the cabbage family, usually boiled, is most
often white but also comes in purple and green?
3. What vegetable looks like a very small cabbage and is full
of fibre, vitamin C and folic acid?
4. Oyster and button are all types of what vegetable?
5. What is the most popular soft fruit in Ireland?
6. What was probably the first fruit ever grown by humans?
7. What vegetable has a high water content and was used as
medicine by the ancient Greeks and Romans?
Spike Milligan in Form 4 – Learn 1 poem for Thursday
|On the Ning Nang NongOn the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There’s a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang
And you just can’t catch ’em when they do!
So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!Spike Milligan
|GrannyThrough every nook and every cranny
The wind blew in on poor old Granny
Around her knees, into each ear
(And up nose as well, I fear)All through the night the wind grew worse
It nearly made the vicar curse
The top had fallen off the steeple
Just missing him (and other people)It blew on man, it blew on beast
It blew on nun, it blew on priest
It blew the wig off Auntie Fanny-
But most of all, it blew on Granny!Spike Milligan
STORY WEEK; February 1st
Next week Feb 1st is Story Week in school and we’ve trips and in class activities all week dedicated to creating stories. The theme this year is Irish Myths and Legends.
As part of this I would like to show the class a classic myth film on Friday; I’m including The Hobbit, An unexpected Journey which is 12A as an option for the boys to watch.
If any parent has concerns about their son watching this movie please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll remove it as an option (confidentially of course).
Probability Game; Higher or Lower
Monday 18/1 Sample
1916 Google Tour – Excellent Resource; dublinrising.withgoogle.com
Next Friday 22.01.16 we have the presentation of the Tri-Colour by the Irish army to the Junior School. The boys need to learn the National anthem before that.
Amhrán na bhFiann
Sinne Fianna Fáil
A tá fé gheall ag Éirinn,
buion dár slua
Thar toinn do ráinig chugainn,
Fé mhóid bheith saor.
Sean tír ár sinsir feasta
Ní fhagfar fé’n tiorán ná fé’n tráil
Anocht a théam sa bhearna bhaoil,
Le gean ar Ghaeil chun báis nó saoil
Le guna screach fé lámhach na bpiléar
Seo libh canaídh Amhrán na bhFiann.
A Soldier’s Song
Soldiers are we
whose lives are pledged to Ireland;
Some have come
from a land beyond the wave.
Sworn to be free,
No more our ancient sire land
Shall shelter the despot or the slave.
Tonight we man the gap of danger
In Erin’s cause, come woe or weal
‘Mid cannons’ roar and rifles peal,
We’ll chant a soldier’s song.
The Industrial Revolution – Click here to Explore. For Homework Thursday 7th Jan
Each boy needs to bring a newspaper to school for Tuesday 12th Jan (if possible). Preferably a broadsheet.
Christmas tests have been sent home today Wed 6/1.
Christmas Test TimeTable
Monday – Maths and Irish
Tues; English and Geography
Wed; Science and History
Costumes of Scrooge;
Scrooge; Slippers, Dressing Gown, Pj’s.
Ghost Past – Light colored clothes or sheet to cover him. White face paint.
Ghost Present – Large Coat tied in middle with a belt, a crown or a Santa costume.
Ghost Future – Long Black Cloak and sickle (Death costume).
Marley – Ripped shirt and trousers, white face paint and chains.
Woman & Mrs. Crachit – A dress/woman’s outfit and a wig if possible.
All Cast & Narrators (if possible) – Trousers, Waist coat, soft cap.
Christmas Play WEDNESDAY 16/12/15 – Parts
Narrator 1-8 in order;
Conal, Óisin , Lucas, Luke, Jack , Andrew, Chris, Ben
Scrooge; Teddy, Scrooge Child; Charlie, Scrooge Young Man; Thomas
Bob; P Noonan
Marley`s Ghost; Diarmuid
Ghost of Christmas Past; James
Ghost of Christmas Present; Daniel
Ghost of Christmas Future; Dominic
Worker 1; Aaron
Worker 2; Joey
Tiny Tim; P Power
Crachit Children x 3; Cillian, Charles, Dylan
Business Men x3; Ethan, Emanuele, Cathal
Scrooge Playscript – Get Learning your lines guys
FORM 4 PT Meetings Times
Mon; 10.15 – Ethan Kenny 10.30 –Jack Halpin
Tuesday; 10.15 P Power 10.25 Ben Stanley
12.30 Daniel Flynn
12.45 Patrick Noonan
1.00 Eoin Dillon
1.15 Teddy Deering
1.30 Cathal McCaffrey
2.15 Thomas Patterson
2.30 Cillian Jacobs
Thurs; 9am Emanuele 9.15 Dylan Rafferty
12.30 Joey McEniff
12.45 Andrew Schuster
1.00 Oisin O’ Malley
Friday; 8.30 Charles Corvin
If any of the free times suit you and you haven’t confirmed a time yet please let me know on Monday.
Friday 13th November – If each boy could bring in a magazine/or colour supplement from a newspaper for next Friday it would be great. We’re doing a poster on Friendship and being ‘A Mary’s Man’.
Help your son learn the times tables HERE!!!!
Ho ho ho!!! It’s Christmas Time!!! (terrifyingly)
A note from the Parents Association.
It is called ‘Jolly Jam Jars’ and each family must produce at least 10 standard size jam jars or larger-filled with Sweets/Lollipops/Stickers/Lego/Tattoos /Small toys/Chocolate/Coins/colouring pencils/erasers/lego /Plastic jewellery etc etc. Its a great way to use up Halloween sweets/party bag toys etc
Thursday 22nd October we are going to Dublinia for our first school tour. I was wondering if any mums or dads would be available to give lifts (off set the cost of hiring a bus). We would be leaving school at 9.30am and need collecting from Christchurch at 12.00pm (approx).
If you’re available please email me email@example.com. Thanks.
Activities: Vikings Month
Websites for Projects;