Ms. Carney 19/20

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 h.carney@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 the audio of the Irish reading or the answer manuals for New Wave English and Master your Maths, please just send a email.

Please stay safe and follow the government guidelines.

Take care,

Ms Carney

First Class

30th March-April 3rd

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

 

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 and 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

You could use this activity to make sure your child understands what they have read. It is called Read, Cover, Remember and Retell.

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

 

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

Planet Maths, P121

Shapes in the picture. Can it roll?

 (no need to print, just do orally)   CNo

(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 activity and  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

Wed: Planet Maths: P122. Fill in. Help on P157.

(Correction cube Has 6 FACES, not EDGES.)

(No need to print, just complete 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

Planet Maths

P123. Name the shapes. Match.

Try a shape hunt.  Remember that 2D shapes are flat shapes with two dimensions, length and width.  Circle , triangle, square , rectangle. 3 D shapes have three dimensions, length, width and height. We call these shapes Solid Shapes-cube, cuboid ,  sphere, cylinder.

(No need to print, just complete 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

Unlocking SESE:

Theme: Myself and my Family

P95: My New baby Sister

P96: Journey to the Hospital

P97: Growing and Developing

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.

 

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

 

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/

Have a listen to the song ‘Yellow Submarine’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i1XD2yN4Ug. Complete this fill in the blanks while listening to the song.

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 like to try some drama games at home, this resource below has lots of fun games and ideas for children to try.

https://dramaresource.com/101-MORE-drama-games.pdf

 

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 . Here’s an online chess game that the children can play and enjoy.

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

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?

-Watch some videos of American astronaut Chris Hadfield in space doing everyday things like brushing your teeth! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bCoGC532p8

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

 

Here are two websites that could help you at home during this time.

https://www.cpsma.ie/supporting-pupils-with-distance-learning/

https://ncse.ie/online-resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 h.carney@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 the children to keep active, help your parents out at home and read as many books as you can!

Stay in touch and keep safe,

Ms Carney.

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 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: 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.

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

 

Unlocking SESE: Pg 91-Exploring Games

Pg 92-Recycling

Pg 93 Colours

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.

 

Suggested Daily Activities

·         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 home 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 Carney

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th 2020

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

 

Suggested Activities

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: