Maths Week 2019
The pupils of Divine Word celebrated Maths Week 2019 from 14th – 17th October. We had a fun filled week of activities in all classes from Junior Infants to 6th class.
Pupils from 1st – 6th competed in the Mangahigh Maths Week Ireland Ninja Challenge. One pupil earned a gold medal for winning 150 Mangahigh points during the challenge. Children can continue to play Mangahigh using their unique passwords by logging onto www.mangahigh.com
Children from 4th-6th attended a Coding workshop where they learnt the basics in Scratch. Scratch is a programming language designed by MIT. Students use Scratch to program their own interactive stories, activities and games.
Halloween Maths Trail
Children from Junior Infants to 6th participated in a Halloween Maths Trail. Clues were left around the grounds of the school and children were given an opportunity to answer age appropriate Maths questions. Our junior infants were busy counting while our senior classes had to use their math’s problem solving skills to answer the questions.
Children from 3rd -6th learnt some card games. Card games are a fun way to develop mathematical thinking and number skills. With a simple deck of traditional cards, you can bring Maths learning with you, anywhere you go: car trips, restaurants, or just relaxing at home!
Children from 3rd -6th participated to solve puzzles against the clock. There were brainteasers, logic puzzles and Maths riddles. Puzzles are a great way to encourage problem-solving and logical thinking.
Our Junior Infants-2nd classes spent the mornings enjoying traditional board games and other Maths based games in the hall.
Book List 2019 – 2020
Teachers: Ms Dempsey & Mr Conlon
(N.B. €15 Rental for the Text Book Loan Scheme will be collected in September)
Abair Liom D (Folens)
Reading Zone The Grumpy Teaspoon Activity Book 1 – (Folens)
Spellbound 2 (C.J. Fallon)
Handwriting Book: Ready to Write D – Joined Script (Edco)
The Green Genie Activity Book (Folens)
Planet Maths 2 (Folens)
New Wave Mental Maths 2 (Prim-Ed)
Fallons Table Book
History Quest 2 (C.J. Fallon)
Geography Quest 2 (C.J. Fallon)
A4 Hardback Copy
Grow in Love – 2nd Class (Veritas)
Copies, Folders, Scrapbook and 2 x Pritt Sticks will be purchased by
teachers in September
Stationery: (All labelled) Stationery:
Twistables or 1 Long Ruler / 1 Scissors (No Sharpies please)
Colouring Pencils 1 Rubber / 2 Writing Pencils / 1 Pencil Sharpener
Music: AULOS Descant Recorder (Label recorder itself)
available in School Supply Centre or Waltons
All equipment / uniform must be labelled with your child’s name.
(Divine Word School Homework Journal – available in School from September)
This year the Student Council decided that the classes would be asked to make their own Halloween costume. The standard was extremely high and we were disappointed we couldn’t get everyone a prize!! The hours of work that must of gone into making the costumes were evident. Take a look at the winners – amazing job everyone – Well Done!!
Bhíomar ag ceiliúradh ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’ agus Lá an Fhorógra (Proclamation Day) le ceol, céilí agus Forógra na Scoile, an Briathair Dhiaga á léamh amach. Chaith na páistí éadaí glaise ar an lá sin. Bhí na múinteoirí ag díriú go speisialta ar an nGaeilge labhartha, agus bhí gach páiste ag déanamh iarracht mhór Gaeilge mhaith a labhairt. Tá súil againn iarracht an-mhór a dhéanamh chun feabhas a chur ar chaighdeán na Gaeilge sa scoil. Bhí céilí mór againn sa halla agus bhí gach páiste ag damhsa agus ag rince. Tháinig Alannah Hanley, dálta ón scoil cúpla bliain ó shin, chun taispeántais rince a chur ar siúil do na páistí lena cara Pedro ón mBrasaíl. Rinceoirí den chéad scoth a bhí ann. Bhí páistí ó rang a cúig ag damhsa Baint an Fhéir agus Damhsa na Scuabanna. Tá súil again gur bhain gach duine sult agus suaimhneas as Seachtain na Gaeilge 2016 i Mharlaí.