Ms. Brady 19/20

29th March 2020

Dear Parents and Children,

I hope you all are keeping safe at home. The weather has been beautiful the last few days and I really hope you enjoyed it and played as much as you could outside! Please see below some suggested work for the week ahead. As was said before, this is only suggested work and you are under no pressure to complete the activities. I understand that these are very tough times for all families and school work should not be an added worry. If you need any help, advice or additional ideas during the week, please email me on e.brady@upperglanmirens.ie You can also send on pictures of the children’s activities or if you would like any work checked or corrected. If you would like an audio of the Irish reading, cómhrá or spelling words please let me know and I will send it on.

Please stay safe and follow the government guidelines.

Take care,

Ms Brady

+++Please scroll down for second class and suggested activities for both classes+++

First Class

Monday

English:

Spellings:

Unit 24-Set 1 Activities A+B

You can put your spellings into sentences or create a rhyme or mini story with the unit’s spellings!

Reading:

Two Little Frogs Unit 14 ‘The Man who Tried to Please Everyone’ (pg 56)

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 57 Activities A+B

Two Little Frogs pg 58 Activity A

Try the game below using a dice. See can you match the picture you land on to the word. If you get it right, you stay on your new square. If you get it wrong, you need to go back to the start!

 

Creative Writing

Design a new game to play outdoors. Come up with a name, the rules and how someone can win. Play it with your family if you can! We can play the games for PE when we get back to school.

 Maths:

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete Monday

Tables:

I would encourage to revise their -7 tables for Monday and Tuesday this week. If you have a pack of cards, pick two cards at random and see can you add them or subtract the biggest number from the smallest. (Jack=11 Queen=12 King=13)

Here’s video link for -7

(If you liked the Jack Hartmann video on Monday, he has one for each of the subtraction tables)

Maths Topic

3D shapes

3D shape hunt around the house and garden (Cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere)

Find 3 of each and draw pictures and label.

See can you figure out these worksheets.

(no need to print, just complete orally)

 

 

Irish

TG4 have lots of lovely cartoons as Gaeilge which would be nice to watch. TG4’s website also has lovely resources and age appropriate shows they could watch.

Sceal don Lae on youtube.com has a lovely selection of stories to listen to.

Practise your cupla focail with your child

Go on to http://www.irishforparents.ie and enjoy some videos or music as Gaeilge

Try have a go at this Irish reading. You have covered these words already in Senior Infants. If you would like me to email an audio of the reading, just send an email.

Neela is in the bedroom, Ali is in the sitting room. Dad is in the kitchen. Mam is in the bathroom.

Tuesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 24-Set 2 Activities C+D

See can you write a tongue twister or silly sentence with today’s spellings.

 

Reading: See Monday

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 54 Activity B+C

Two Little Frogs pg 55 Activities A+B

You can use this tool to help you after you read.

 

Creative Writing: Imagine you are a superhero. Write a recount of what you did yesterday. (First, Next, Then, Finally)

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Tuesday

Tables: (as above)

Maths Topic 3D Shapes

(no need to print, just complete orally)

Irish (as above)

Wednesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 24-Set 3 Activities E+F

Create your own wordsearch of this week’s spellings.

Reading:

Two Little Frogs Unit 13 ‘Jack and his Cat’ (pg 60)

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 61 Activities A, B and C

Two Little Frogs pg 62 Activity A+B

Try this game and see can you name all the -ing words

Free Writing-You’ve been asked to create a new recipe for a new children’s baking show. Write the ingredients and the steps to make it! Draw a picture of your creation.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: Revise -1 and -2 (If you liked the Jack Hartmann video on Monday, he has one for each of the subtraction tables)

Maths Topic 3D Shapes

(no need to print, just do orally)

Irish

Try and write a short Irish Story based on the reading you did on Monday and Tuesday. Use your own family or superheroes. Here’s an example

Tá Superman sa seomra codlata (Supermam is in the bedroom)

Tá Ms Brady sa chistin. (Ms Brady is in the kitchen)

Tá Ms Carney sa seomra sui. (Ms Carney is the sitting room)

Tá an madra sa seomra folchta. (The dog is in the bathroom)

 

Thursday

English:

Spellings: Unit 24-Set 4 Activities G+H

This week why not roll the dice and use this game to practise your spellings? If you don’t have a dice write numbers one to six on paper and pop them into a cup.

 

Reading: See Wednesday

 

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 62 Activities C+D

Two Little Frogs pg 63 Activities A+B

 

Creative Writing

You have just won the lottery! Congratulations! Write a list of ten things you would buy for yourself, family and friends.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Tables: Revise -3

Maths Topic:  3D Shapes 

+Remember 2D shapes are flat like squares, rectangles, triangles and circles

+A rectangular prism and cuboid are the same thing

(no need to print, just do orally)

 

 

 

Irish

Try reading this short story. Try a drama of it at home pretending you are the different characters in different voices. (I can send the audio of the Irish, just send an email)  Sa Chlós (In the Yard)

 

Friday

Spellings: Complete a spelling test for the week’s spellings and correct errors together.

Maths: 

Master Your Maths Weekly Test

Story: Listen to the story The Darkest Dark by astronaut Chris Hadfield:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wKcsyHIsOQ

Irish: See can you try this phrase in Irish and use it next Sunday. It means Happy Easter!

Make an Easter card for your parents or grandparents and put it on the front of the card.

 

 2nd Class March 30th- April 3rd

 

2nd Class Communion Preparation

The children received the prayers, order of the mass and the songs that they will be singing for their First Holy Communion. We would encourage children to read over these and try singing the songs at home. If you would like the audio of the Communion songs, just send me an email and I will forward them to you.

Each year, an art competition is held to design the front and back cover of the Communion booklet. We invite the children to take part and design their own cover for the booklet over the next couple of weeks and the two winners will be chosen when we return to school. See below for examples of previous years.

(If you would like another copy of the prayers and songs, just send an email and I can forward it on)

Previous Booklet Ideas

Monday

English: Spellings:

  • snap
  • swam
  • loud

This week why not roll the dice and use this game to practise your spellings? If you don’t have a dice write numbers one to six on paper and pop them into a cup.

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

  • The Green Genie – Unit 14, p 56 The Children Who Escaped. Read and search for ten nouns in the story. Complete activity B and C on p 57.

P 58 work on revision of magic e and complete activities. Read the words out loud.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete Monday

Tables:

  • This week they can work on -12. (-12 can teach as -10 and then -2 more) It’s good to show them this on a hundred square too. You could use https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocpk-MdGH3k
  • You can continue to use this link to say our tables to the beat everyday. Try to learn four tables everyday off by heart after saying the tables through. After this, you could give your child ten sums based around this week’s tables to answer and correct them together. You can mix it up a bit too e.g. ____ – 12 = 6 (remind them to reverse and add to find the answer).
  • Some great websites for working on tables in a fun way is https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and http://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php
  • Table topper sheets that children were getting for homework are available online on Folens which is free to sign up to but if you did the above with your child that is plenty for each day.

Maths Topic: Length

First pick three things and use your hand span (stretch out your hand and your span is from thumb to little finger across) to measure. Guess (estimate) how many hand spans long something is first and then measure with your hand span.

Thing to measure Estimate Measure

 Next you could trace around your foot and cut it out. Choose three more things to measure the length of. Estimate how many footprints it might be and then measure, carefully placing down the footprint, putting your finger at the end of it, lifting it and placing it down after your finger with no gaps.

Finally, using strides (a big step), estimate and measure the length (longest side) of your yard, garden, hall or a room in your house.

 Irish

Reading (Leitheoireacht)

Read one sentence per day or entire piece depending on your child.

  1. Bhí sé leathuair tar éis a naoi. Bhí Niamh sa seomra leapa. (It was half 9. Niamh was in the bedroom)
  2. Bhí sí ag súgradh le Bran. Chuala sí mamaí ag teacht. (She was playing with Bran. She heard Mammy coming)
  3. Léim sí isteach sa leaba. ‘Oíche mhaith agus codladh sámh,’ arsa Mamaí. (She jumped into bed. ‘Good night and sleep well’ said Mammy
  4. ‘Oíche mhaith,’ arsa Niamh. ‘Good Night’ said Niamh

 

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

  1. Ainmnigh seomraí an tí: (Name the rooms in the house)

An seomra folctha (the bathroom), an seomra leapa (the bedroom), an chistin (the kitchen), am seomra bia (the dining room), an seomra suí (the sitting room), an halla (the hall).

 

Abairtí

Draw your ideal house and label the rooms in Irish.

Write one sentence per night

1. 

Níl

2.  an chistin

an seomra suí

an seomra bia

an seomra leapa

an seomra folctha

3.  thuas staighre (upstairs)

thíos staighre (downstairs)

 

 Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Litir ó

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities A+B

There’s a nice poem the children could listen to about a snail who lost his home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=425KCZCYjak

Tuesday

English: Spellings:

  • cloud
  • found
  • now

Write your spellings in fancy writing three times each!

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next daily exercise.

Reading and Writing

  • The Green Genie: Read p 56 Unit 14 again and look for adjectives (describing words) in the piece of reading. You could use this activity to make sure your child understands what they have read. It is called Read, Cover, Remember and Retell.
  • Answer the questions from Part A p 57 in homework copy.
  • Complete pg 59 – compound words

A nice activity to support this would be to play a game of go fish, and when you turn over two words that make a compound word e.g. basket and then ball which makes basketball you get a point.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Tuesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Length (how long something is)

Repeat activities from yesterday estimating for example how many spoons long the table is and then measure. Talk about how everyone has different sized spoons, hands, strides and so everyone would have a different measurement when they measured length. So we need something standard that we all use. Centimetres (one cm is about the size of your baby finger) and metres. Try to measure out a metre (cut a piece of string) and have your child go around the house to measure things that are about a metre, more than or less than and introduce half (50cm) and quarter (25cm) of a metre.

 

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

An bhfuil an seomra folctha thuas staighre nó thíos staighre? (Is the bathroom upstairs or downstairs?)

Tá an seomra folctha thíos staighre. (The bathroom is downstairs)

Abairti

One sentence per night (see template above)

 Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Litir ó

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities C+D

Wednesday

Wednesday

English: Spellings:

  • crowd
  • sunflower

Write the spellings three times each with your eyes closed!

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

  • Unit 15 Pets p 60
  • Read and complete p 61 Activities B, C and E.
  • P 62 of Green Genie- y sounds like e, fill in the page.

  • You could try a word sorting activity like this if you would like to spend more time on phonics.
  • Free Writing Green Genie- p61 D says write about your pet. If you don’t have one or if you’d prefer, write about your dream pet or make up a creature. What is its name? What does it eat? Where does it sleep? What do you do together? Can it do any tricks? What does it look like? (Use lots of adjectives!)

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Length

 

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

An bhfuil an chistin thuas staighre nó thíos staighre? (Is the kitchen upstairs or downstairs?)

Tá an chistin thíos staighre. (The kitchen is downstairs.)

Abairti

One sentence per night

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Litir ó

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities E+F

Thursday

English:

English: Spellings:

  • seventy
  • eighty

Write the words three times each using your non-writing hand!

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

  • Read p 60 again, Unit 15 and find five verbs (describing words).
  • Answer the questions from part A p 61 in homework copy.
  • Complete p 63 on describing words (adjectives)
  • You could make your own adjective board game like the one below. When you land on a picture, you have to add an adjective to describe it e.g. the red car, the furry teddy….

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Length

Using a ruler. Remind your child to start at 0 on the ruler and not at the beginning of the ruler.

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

Cá bhfuil an chistin? (Where is the kitchen?)

Tá an chistin thuas staighre (The kitchen is upstairs)

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Litir ó

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activity G and H

Friday

Spellings: Complete a spelling test for the week’s spellings (Irish and English) and correct errors together.

Grammar: Do a revision unit at the back of New Wave English and correct errors together.

Maths: Complete a test at the back of Mental Maths book and correct together.

Story: Listen to the story The Darkest Dark by astronaut Chris Hadfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wKcsyHIsOQ

Additional Irish Ideas for Second Class

  • Continue to use the Bua na Cainte programme online if you would like to revise some songs and poems we have already learned or to review language.
  • TG4 have lots of lovely cartoons as Gaeilge which would be nice to watch. TG4’s website also has lovely resources and age appropriate shows they could watch.
  • Sceal don Lae on youtube.com has a lovely selection of stories to listen to.
  • Practise your cúpla focail with your child
  • Go on to http://www.irishforparents.ieand enjoy some videos or music as Gaeilge

 

SUGGESTED IDEAS FOR FIRST AND SECOND CLASS

Suggested Activities

  • To celebrate Easter Sunday, you could read the Easter Story together and see can you answer the questions. There are lots of lovely animated versions of the Easter Story on You Tube and also a more informative version of the story on topmarks.co.uk

  • Keep a record of all the books and stories you read during this time at home and if you like you could email your teacher and tell her about it! What you liked, a little about the characters and what the story was about.

Project Idea

The solar system:

  • Research the planets of the solar system and find a way to remember them! (My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas). Watch a video about the planets:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLOi2jJBai0 
  • Draw a picture of the planets of the solar system.
  • Design your own planet: What colour would it be, what would it be made from, what would live on it?
  • Design a planet
  • Watch some videos of American astronaut Chris Hadfield in space doing everyday things like brushing your teeth!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bCoGC532p8

 

Complete this fill in the blanks while listening to the song.

 

  • Each day David Walliams, the author of many hilarious children’s books will put an audiobook of a story from the ‘World’s Worst Children’ on his webpage for children to listen to and enjoy.  They are well worth a listen.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

  • It is so important to keep active while you are at home. You can join Joe Wicks on You Tube each day for a fun children’s workout. Go Noodle is another fantastic site with dance, exercises and yoga and meditation. Cosmic kids is lovely for children too.

 

  • If you have lego or blocks at home, you could try make something new each day. You could try this lego challenge at home and share photos of your creations with your cousins or friends. There are lots of lego ideas online.

 

 

  • If you have a pack of cards at home, there are lots of games you can play together. Here is a link to 12 easy games to play at home. (Go Fish, Pig and Snip, Snap, Snorem look like great fun!) Building castles out of cards is also great fun.

https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/kids-games/indoor-play/snap-12-classic-card-games-to-teach-the-kids/news-story/1d153893aee53908749c1377c588928c

 

  • Chess is very popular in our school . Look up movesforlife.ie. for online competitions and ideas on how to make your own chess set.Here’s an online chess game that the children can play and enjoy.

https://www.chesskid.com/computer/play

 

  • Write an acrostic poem and read it to your family. There’s an example of one to help you get started.

  • Try this Easter Bunny poem and see can you add actions!

  • Easter Art Ideas

You could design an Easter Card in Irish for your parents or grandparents

Here’s some ideas you might like to try at home!

 

                                                                                                                                                        26/03/2020
Dear Parents and children.
I hope you are all keeping well and are enjoying the beautiful weather today. Mr O’Connell has received guidance from the Diocesan Office about the First Holy Communion. We want to assure you that the Communion will take place however the dates are unknown at the moment. We will be in contact with you with any updates on the Communion. As it stands, we are to return to school on April 19th and the Communion was to be held the following Saturday. The original date is still in place however it would seem very unlikely that it would go ahead with the current situation.
I hope the children are able to follow the suggested work for this week . I would value any feedback about the work that has been uploaded and if there’s any resources you need to make it more accessible at home. Please feel free to send an email to e.brady@upperglanmirens.ie at any stage for advice, feedback and anything else I can help with.
The priority at this moment is to keep your family safe, enjoy the weather and keep healthy.
Best Wishes,
Ms Brady

 

 

 

23/03/2020

Dear Parents and Children,

I hope you all are keeping safe and taking care of yourselves in this very uncertain time. I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the dry weather over the weekend and that all mothers were spoilt for Mother’s Day!

In order to help you and child over the coming weeks, I can be contacted through my school email on e.brady@upperglanmirens.ie.  This can be used for any school related questions. Children can take pictures of their work for me to read and correct. They can send pictures of any art work they’ve completed. They can send a message for help with school work or with anything else they want help with. Parents can also contact me if you need advice or help with any of your child’s school work. Just to reiterate the text Mr O’Connell sent, the work and ideas below are suggestions also and there is no obligation to complete activities assigned. I completely understand how tough times are for each family so do not let school be an additional worry.

Lastly I’d encourage your child/children to keep active, help your parents out at home and read as many books as you can!

Stay in touch and keep safe,

Elaine.

*If you would like me to email the answer booklets of New Wave English or Master your Maths, you can send me an email and I’ll forward it to you.

First Class

23rd – 27th of March

 

Monday

English: Spellings: Unit 23-Set 1 Activities A+B

Reading: Two Little Frogs Unit 12 ‘Sun, Moon and Stars’ (pg 48)

Written Activities:

·         New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

·         Two Little Frogs pg 49 Activities A+B

·         Two Little Frogs pg 50 Activity A

·         Keep a daily diary or make a daily plan each morning to how you plan to

spend your day

·         You can put your spellings into sentences or create a rhyme or mini story

with the unit’s spellings!

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Monday

(Children are used to doing this in class. The last two in the coloured box

are word problems and I always encourage the children to work these

out in the box provided or draw a picture to help them comprehend it.

Look for language that means add and take away for clues)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tables: I would encourage to revise their -5 and -6 tables as they

can prove a little tricky. If you have a pack of cards, pick two cards

at random and see can you add them or subtract the biggest

number from the smallest. (Jack=11 Queen=12 King=13)

· https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocpk-MdGH3k

You can use this link to say our tables to the beat everyday.

Try to learn four tables everyday off by heart after saying the tables through.

· Maths Topic

Fractions

1.     Get a cereal box or some paper and with a ruler draw some

squares and rectangles. Cut them out and fold them in half

(like we did when we made cards in class) Fold it back out and

colour each side a different colour. Each of these are one half.

2.    Get 20 pieces of lego. Start with 2 pieces. Share them between

2 children. How many does each child get? Then get 4 and do the

same activity. How many does each child get now.

Keep going and try it 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20.

3.    Now see can you play a doubles game. Find two dice at home.

Start with one dice. Whatever number you roll see can you double it.

Once you have one dice mastered, add the second dice!

 

 

Irish

·In class, the children use the Bua na Cainte programme.

If you would like your child to have access to this, follow

the steps below. Your child could look at some of the

themes we’ve already covered, play the games, sing along

with songs and say the poems.

·TG4 have lots of lovely cartoons as Gaeilge which would

be nice to watch. TG4’s website also has lovely resources and

age appropriate shows they could watch.

· Sceal don Lae on youtube.com has a lovely selection of stories

to listen to.

· Practise your cupla focail with your child

·  Go on to http://www.irishforparents.ie and enjoy

some videos or music as Gaeilge

Tuesday

English: Spellings: Unit 23-Set 2 Activities C+D

Reading: Two Little Frogs Unit 12 ‘Sun, Moon and Stars’ (pg 48)

Written Activities:

·         New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

·         Two Little Frogs pg 50 Activity B

·         Two Little Frogs pg 51 Activities A,B & C

·         Keep a daily diary or make a daily plan each morning to how you

plan to spend your day

·         See can you write a tongue twister or silly sentence

with today’s spellings.

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Tuesday

Tables: -5 and -6 (as above)

Maths Topic Fractions

Planet Maths pg 114 + 115

Extra Resources to help with fractions

·         https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths1/resources/

·         https://primarygames.co.uk/fflags/fractionflagsres.html

Irish (as above)

 

Wednesday

English: Spellings: Unit 23-Set 3 Activities E+F

Reading: Two Little Frogs Unit 13 ‘The Fox and the Chicken’ (pg 52)

Written Activities:

·         New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

·         Two Little Frogs pg 53 Activities A+B

·         Two Little Frogs pg 54 Activity A

·         Free Writing-You run the classroom….what would you change???

·         Create your own wordsearch of this week’s spellings.

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: -7 and -8 (as above)

Maths Topic Fractions

Planet Maths pg 116 + 117 (See resources above)

 

Irish (as above)

 

Thursday

English: Spellings: Unit 23-Set 4 Activities G+H

Reading: Two Little Frogs Unit 13 ‘The Fox and the Chicken’ (pg 52)

Written Activities:

·         New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

·         Two Little Frogs pg 54 Activities B+C

·         Two Little Frogs pg 55 Activities A+B (a compound word is when

two words are put together to make a new word for example

sun+shine = sunshine)

·         An alien lands in your garden. Describe what it looks like

and draw a picture of it!

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Tables: -7 and -8 (as above)

Maths Topic Fractions

Planet Maths pg 118 (See resources above)

 

Irish (as above)

 

Friday

Spellings: Complete a spelling test for the week’s spellings and correct errors

together.

Maths:  Master Your Maths Weekly Test

Maths Topic Addition using the hundred square

Planet Maths pg 119

 

Story: Listen to the story ‘When Pigasso met Mootisse’. https://www.storylineonline.net/books/when-pigasso-met-mootisse/

Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story.

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2nd Class 

23rd-27th March

Monday

English: Spellings:

  • drag
  • trip
  • join

Write into a sentence. Try to make your sentence really interesting!

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

The Green Genie – Unit 12 Read and search for ten nouns in the story.

Complete activity B, C and D p 49 and p 50 – work on magic e

Link to practise magic ‘e’

https://www.fun4thebrain.com/English/magice.html

Songs about magic e:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZhl6YcrxZQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTqgFj-gWek

Try the game below and see can you read all the words.

 

 

 

 

 

Keep a daily diary or make a daily plan each morning to how you

plan to spend your day

Maths:

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete Monday

(Children are used to doing this for their homework. The last two in the

coloured box are word problems and I always encourage the children

to work these out in the box provided or draw a picture to help them

comprehend it. Look for language that means add

and take away for clues)

Tables:

This is a great opportunity for your child to master their

tables which will benefit them hugely throughout

their school life.

This week they can work on -11.

(-11 can teach as -10 and then -1 more)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocpk-MdGH3k

You can use this link to say our tables to the beat everyday.

Try to learn four tables everyday off by heart after saying

the tables through. After this, you could give your child

ten sums based around this week’s tables to answer

and correct them together. You can mix it up a

bit too e.g. ____ – 11 = 6

(remind them to reverse and add to find the answer).

Some great websites for working on tables in a fun way is https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

and http://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php

Maths Topic: Subtraction with regrouping

Remind the children to start with the units.  https://ncca.ie/media/1439/tipsheet_helping_you_child_with_subtraction_tens_units.pdf

Here is a link to resources available for maths on folens which is free to

parents at the moment:

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths2/resources/

 

Your child could complete half of these on Monday

and the other half on Tuesday.

 

 

Irish

If you would like me to send an audio link of the reading and questions,

just send me an email and i’ll send it on.

Reading (Leitheoireacht)

Read one sentence per day or entire piece depending on your child.

Bhí Oisín agus Niamh ag an mbord.

(Oisín and Niamh were at the table.)

Bhí siad ag imirt cluiche.

(They were playing a game.)

Tháinig mamaí isteach sa chistin. ‘Dia daoibh. Conas atá sibh?’

(Mom came into the kitchen. Hello, how are you?)

‘Dia’s Muire duit. Táimid go maith, go raibh maith agat.’

(Hello, we are good, thank you.)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

Cá bhfuil tú i do chónaí?(Where do you live?)

Tá mé i mo chónaí i gCorcaigh.

Tá mé i mo chónaí i gCúige Mumhan.

( I live in Cork, I live in Munster)

 

Abairti

One sentence per night

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Siopa Milseán

  • Two Irish spellings

Activities A+B

Tuesday

English: Spellings:

  • spoil
  • point
  • joy

See can you write a tongue twister or silly sentence with today’s spellings

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

The Green Genie: Read p 48 Unit 12 again and look for adjectives

(describing words) in the piece of reading.

Answer the questions from Part A p 49 in homework copy.

Complete pg 51 ‘a or an’ activity.

YouTube link for fun video and practise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdU8LcOyIoY

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Tuesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: (see Monday)

 

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

Cá bhfuil tú? (Where are you?)

Tá mé sa chistin. ( I am in the kitchen)

 

Abairti

One sentence per night

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Siopa Milseán

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities C+D

Wednesday

English: Spellings:

  • royal
  • ointment

Create your own wordsearch of this week’s spellings.

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

Unit 13 Going Places p 52

Read and complete p 53 Activities B and C

P 54 of Green Genie Continue work on magie e and fill in page.

You could pick a mix of magic e words and do a roll the dice activity

like this with your child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Free Writing-You run the classroom….what would you change???

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Subtraction

Your child could do half of these on Wednesday and the

other half on Thursday.

Check if they need regrouping or not!!

 

 

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

Cá bhfuil tú?

Tá mé sa seomra leapa. (I’m in the bedroom)

 

Abairti

One sentence per night

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Siopa Milseán

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities E+F

 

Thursday

English:

English: Spellings:

  • fifty
  • sixty

Create your own wordsearch of this week’s spellings.

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

Read p 52 again Unit 13 and find five verbs (describing words).

Answer the questions from part A p 53 in homework copy.

Complete p 55 on verbs.

Play a verb game like hot potato: Put on some music and pass a ball or

potato saying a verb (doing word) each time you pass it and when the music

stops, that person is out.

An alien lands in your garden. Describe what it looks like and draw a

picture of it!

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic (See Wednesday)

 

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

Cá bhfuil tú?

Tá mé sa seomra folctha. (I’m in the bathroom)

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Siopa Milseán

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activity G

Friday

Spellings: Complete a spelling test for the week’s spellings

(Irish and English) and correct errors together.

Grammar: Do a revision unit at the back of New Wave English

and Master your Maths and correct errors together.

Story: Listen to the story ‘When Pigasso met Mootisse’. https://www.storylineonline.net/books/when-pigasso-met-mootisse/

Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story

 

Additional Irish Ideas

In class, the children use the Bua na Cainte programme. If you would

like your child to have access to this, follow the steps below.

Your child could look at some of the themes we’ve already covered,

play the games, sing along with songs and say the poems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TG4 have lots of lovely cartoons as Gaeilge which would be

nice to watch.

TG4’s website also has lovely resources and age appropriate

shows they could watch.

Sceal don Lae on youtube.com has a lovely selection of

stories to listen to.

Practise your cupla focail with your child

Go on to http://www.irishforparents.ie

Suggested Daily Activities for both classes

· Every day at 9am and 5pm, Joe Wicks, a You Tube trainer is offering

free P.E. lessons for the children to follow. They are great fun and

super to keep children moving.

· Keep a record of all the books and stories you read

during this time at hom and we can share them with the class when

you come back.

Re-read your favourite book or read short stories to younger siblings or other family members.

·  This week is National Tree week. Get some paper and crayons and take some

leaf or bark rubbings of trees near your home or while you are out for a walk.

See can you spot buds growing on the trees, spring flowers, moss,

ferns or any minibeasts.

·  Scavenger Hunt at Home- See can you find the following

in your house or garden.

·         Have a listen to the song ‘Down the Bay’. See can you write

your own verses to add to the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAjhLexlrDc

· Design your own board game to play at home with your family.

Use a cereal box to make the board. Write instructions to explain to your family

how to play.

·         Poetry- See can you learn this funny poem with your own actions and

perform for your family.

·         The resource site twinkl.ie/offer is offering a free month of access to all his resources. You can enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.

There is a lovely story called the ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ on the site.

After you’ve enjoyed the story, make a list to what you would do if you had your own magic paintbrush.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/the-magic-paintbrush-story-powerpoint-english-mandarin-chinese-ma-t-cl-13.

·  Art Ideas to try at home

 

 

 

Dear Parents and children,

I hope you are all keeping safe and healthy. It is very unusual situation we find ourselves in and I hope that I can help you and your children through the next few weeks. Please find below an outline of work for the next two days and some suggested activities. I would encourage lots of reading, playing games and outdoor activities at home

With kind regards

Ms Brady

First Class: Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 2020 

(Scroll down for 2nd class work and suggested activities for both classes)

 

English:

Spellings:

  • Finish off this unit 22 and learn the remaining spelling activities.
  • Revise Unit 21 with the magic ‘o’ sound. (They can put them into sentences in their copies if they’d like)
  • Complete Unit 22 test on page 73

English Grammar

  • Complete the next two days of ‘New Wave in English’ and complete any work not completed up to that page.

Reading

Two Little Frogs Workbook

  • Unit 10 and complete the written activities on pages 41, 42, 43
  • Unit 11 and complete the activities on pages 45,46, 47

Writing

  • Write your news or keep a daily diary
  • Write a recount of what you did on St Patrick’s Day (First, Next, Then, Finally)
  • Write down ten things you love about your Mam for Mother’s Day.

Maths:

 

  • Capacity

Chat about capacity at home, using mathematical language such as holds more, holds less, full, empty, estimate, guess which container holds more, how many cups fill the bucket, fill the jug, etc

Find things in your home that hold more than a litre, less than a litre

Here’s a link to the resource from Planet Maths programme for first class. There are three games the children can try. (Capacity is under the unit of Measures)

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths1/resources/

 

Gaeilge:

TG4 have lots of lovely cartoons as Gaeilge which would be nice to watch. TG4’s website also has lovely resources and age appropriate shows they could watch.

Sceal don Lae on youtube.com has a lovely selection of stories to listen to.

Practise your cupla focail with your child

Go on to http://www.irishforparents.ie and enjoy some videos or music as Gaeilge

 

Second Class: Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 2020

English:

Spellings:  Revise last list and have a Friday spelling test as usual. Your child could make a wordsearch for you to find the spellings!

Grammar: ‘New Wave in English’-Complete the next two days and fill in any days you have not completed so far.

Reading: The Green Genie

Unit 10 and complete the written activities on pages 41, 42, 43. and any pages not complete up to p 43. P 43 has a grammar activity based around ‘there’ and ‘their’. This link would help children to work on this tricky concept: https://howtospell.co.uk/homophonesquiz.php

Unit 11, read and complete pages 45, 46 and 47

https://www.vocabulary.cl/Games/collective-nouns.htm This link works on collective nouns.

Writing:

Write a short recount on what you did on St Patrick’s Day (First, Next, Then, Finally)

Write down ten things you love about your Mam for Mother’s Day.

Maths:

Tables: This is a great opportunity for your child to master their tables which will benefit them hugely throughout their school life.

Revise -10 tables and go over previous subtraction tables. Some great websites for working on tables in a fun way is https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and http://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php

Mental Maths: ‘Master your Maths’ Test 24 (Ms Brady’s had completed the test but it had not been corrected. Please look over and check for any mistakes)

Maths: Capacity

Chat about capacity at home, using mathematical language such as holds more, holds less, full, empty, estimate, guess which container holds more, how many cups fill the bucket, fill the jug, etc.

Find things in your home that hold more than a litre, less than a litre.

Find things that you would measure using millilitres and things you would measure using litres.

Gaeilge:

TG4 have lots of lovely cartoons as Gaeilge which would be nice to watch. TG4’s website also has lovely resources and age appropriate shows they could watch.

Sceal don Lae on youtube.com has a lovely selection of stories to listen to.

Practise the questions in Irish copy that we have learned to date.

Write an nuacht.

 

Suggested Activities for both first and second class

Extra Activities:

Seomraranga quiz for children daily and a voucher for 20 Euro may be won by visiting the site http://www.seomraranga.com

Yoga: https://www.cosmickids.com/ choose a lesson and have fun.

Poetry

See can you learn the poem below and perform it for your family.

Mother’s Day Art Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve had a very busy start to the year in 1st and 2nd class. We worked together and produced an impressive class project on Japan. We also raised the ceilings with ‘Ireland’s Call’ in support of the Irish rugby team. In art, we made pots and hedgehogs with clay and carved pumpkins together in class. We also went on a tree walk to celebrate National Tree Week. On our walk, we planted daffodils, took bark and leaf rubbings and visited the community garden.