Ms. Brady 19/20

Today is the last day of school! Well done to all the children in 1st and 2nd class. You were all amazing! Hope you all have a great Summer!

Take care,

Ms Brady

Virtual Sports Week!

Well done to Jaymie who cycled 8km this week and to Holly who enjoyed a walk during the week. Keep it up!

Some 5km Fun!

Well done to all the children who took part in their own 5km run/walk. Here’s some videos and photos of Cian, Alex and Rebecca enjoying it! Well done!!

The Ramsell Race!

The Dwane 5km Collapse!!!!

 

 

Dear Parents and Children,

We have reached the final week of school! Let me start by saying how proud I am of all of you for the extraordinary effort you have made over the last three and a half months. A huge thank you to parents who doubled as parents and teachers during this time. It can’t have been easy but we really appreciate all of your hard work.

It has been amazing keeping in touch with you all during this time. Your emails and pictures have been superb and It has been great to see how busy you all were at home.

The Summer holidays will begin this Friday. I’d encourage you all to keep reading books, keep as active as you have and stay safe on roads, farms and near water.

This week, we have a variety of fun activities for you to enjoy. We will go on Upper Glanmire National School’s first ever Virtual School tour. We will get to hear the last two chapters of Stanley. I hope you are enjoying it so far! Lastly we will be having a School Sports week with different activities everyday for you to at home with your families. Keep an eye on the website for updates on our daily challenges and activities. Watch out for some familiar faces in the videos!

On Monday the 22nd of June, the school will be open from 10am-12pm for return of book rental books, but I collected all of those before the children left so they have nothing to return. I have the children’s scrapbooks and copies kept safely and will return them on the first day back to school, or if you would prefer to collect them on Monday you can email me to make an appointment and I will let them outside the school for collection. Please adhere to the safety advice from Mr O’Connell with regard to visiting the school premises. You can send me an email to organise a time on e.brady@upperglanmirens.ie .

I like to wish Holly a very happy 9th birthday for this Tuesday and Cian Mc Carthy who will be 9 also on Saturday. Hope you both have lovely days!!

Finally I would like to send some happy birthday wishes to Aoibhe for her birthday in July and to Brid and Sam for their birthdays in August. Enjoy the celebrations and have a lovely day.

I hope you all have a fantastic, sunny, fun-filled Summer. I look forward to seeing you all in September. I have a little message and photos from the year for you all to see. Click on the link to see it.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1q2GCHAJ

 

Best wishes

Ms Brady

 

Monday

Monday – Running

Today was due to be the date of our annual 5K race so today try to get out there for a walk/run and share your experience on the school’s Facebook page and by e-mail to me! If you’re going to be running in your garden you could try some WACKY LAPS to make you laps more fun and interesting. Run every lap a different way, you could run the first lap to music, the second lap backwards, the third as slowly as possible, the fourth moving your hands in a funny way and so on.

 

School Tour Day 1

It’s very important that we don’t forget anything for our virtual school tour. Use the checklist below and gather everything together for tomorrow!

It’s going to be a very long journey to America on a plane. Make a list of songs we can sing on the plane! The poor teachers will have awful headaches with the singing!!!

 

 

When we get there, keep an eye out for the picture below. When you spot it, it will be time for an exercise challenge!

When you spot this image, it’ll be Joke time!

 

See you all tomorrow when we will begin our virtual school tour!!!

 

Flat Stanley

This week we have two chapters to listen to, one read by me and the other by Ms. Carney.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhYXhkCKq – Chapter Four

– Chapter Five

 

Activities:

See if you can answer these questions about the story:

Tuesday

School Tour Day 2

 

Let’s get started!

 

Welcome to the Aquarium of the Pacific!  Here is a map of the Aquarium. There are lots of different parts, we won’t get around to all of them today but you can go back and visit again with your family. You can also download a map to your device if you wish by clicking here:

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/visit/app/aquarium_visitor_guide_mobile_app

See if you can find the following places we will be visiting on the map:

 

  • Penguin Habitat
  • Shark Lagoon
  • Moon Jelly Touch Lab
  • Tropical Reef
  • Honda Blue Cavern

Before we start our journey around the aquarium. Did you ever wonder…what makes a fish a fish?

Listen to Captain Joe and Scuba Shara tell you all about how fish swim and breathe underwater and how a scuba diver swims through the ocean

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/teachers/webcamkits/fish_for_a_day

All this talk about fish and diving has made me want to go swimming in my garden. Pretend to swim around your garden for 1 minute. Use different strokes and see how fast you can go!

 

We have a very busy day tomorrow. Get a good sleep tonight and we’ll see you all tomorrow!

 

Flat Stanley

You can enjoy listening to the two new chapters of Flat Stanley again today.

  • I think it rather be flattened….how about you?! Have a look at ‘Would You Rather,,,’

Maybe make up some ‘Would You Rather..’ questions for your family or email them to me to answer 😊

Wednesday

School Tour Day 3: Get out your map and see where we are off to!

Stop 1: The Penguin Habitat 

At the edge of the rocky beach, penguins hop in and out of the water. Watch as they swim and float on the surface.

Live viewing of penguins:

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams/penguin_cam_above

Tour guide lesson on penguins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWc0beWUP24&feature=youtu.be

Instead of walking to Stop 2, why not jumping jack your way! Keep going for one minute and we’ll be ready to see some sharks!


 

Stop 2: Shark Lagoon

Live viewing of sharks:

 http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams/webcam_shark_lagoon

Tour guide lesson on sharks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?timecontinue=4&v=E8HJvXWnIR4&feature=emb_logo

I think its time for you to sing or play the song ‘Baby Shark’ at home and dance around the kitchen with the actions! Next we’re off to see some very cool jellyfish!

 

I’m exhausted after those 2 stops. Time for some food and a drink from your lunchbox! See you all tomorrow!

 

Flat Stanley

Create a passport for Stanley and take him with you wherever your go. You could stamp it or draw or write where he goes so over the summer even if it’s to the park or the supermarket!

You could keep a journal about where he goes like the one below.

You could try this wordsearch at home.

Thursday: School Tour Day 4

Time to get moving again. Check your map. We’re off to see Moon Jellies (not edible!!!) and a Tropical Reef. Exciting!!!!

 

Stop 3: Moon Jellies

Live viewing of Moon Jellies

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams/webcam_moon_jellies

 

Tour guide lesson on moon jellies and other ocean drifters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPEjQHakRo8#action=share

 

 

 

To get to the next stop, your teacher has put a spell on your legs and they are like jelly. See can you walk for one minute with your jelly legs and get us to the next stop!To get to the next stop, your teacher has put a spell on your legs and they are like jelly. See can you walk for one minute with your jelly legs and get us to the next stop!To get to the next stop, your teacher has put a spell on your legs and they are like jelly. See can you walk for one minute with your jelly legs and get us to the next stop!

 

Stop 4: The Tropical Reef

The Tropical Reef Habitat is the Aquarium’s largest exhibit, containing 350,000 gallons of water and over 1,000 animals!

 Live viewing of the tropical reef:  

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams/webcam_tropical_reef

Tour guide lesson on the reef and other ocean habitats

https://www.youtube.com/watch ?time_continue=4&v=pxCFUDzJ qUU&feature=emb_logo

 

That was amazing. Time for big lunch and a few games outside! See you all tomorrow for our final day!

 

Friday-Our last day of school!!!!

School Tour Day 5

One more fantastic place to see in the Aquarium! Get your map and we’re ready

to go!

Stop 5: Honda Blue Cavern

This shows an example of a Kelp Forest. Kelp forests are undereater forests that provide food and shelter to lots of sea creatures.

Live viewing of the Honda Blue Cavern:

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits /webcams/webcam_blue_cavern

Visiting the Honda Blue Cavern reminds me of the game ‘Blinds Man Buff’. Ask your parents how to play the game and have fun!!!

 

 

It’s time for you to tell me a joke! If you come up with one, send it on!!!

 

Thanks for visiting the aquarium. I hope you enjoyed your virtual school tour! Have a super Summer and take care!

 

First and Second Class

15th – 19th June

Dear Parents and Children,

It’s hard to believe we’re into the second last week of school. I hope you are all well. I’ve been delighted to see how you are all doing at home, it has been really great to be able to see some work, some pictures and even some videos of what you’ve all been doing. Thank you for sending them to me. We’re really getting into summer now so there are even more summer themes for this week! There is a video again to help with Irish and Maths for first and an Irish video for second if you need it. Thank you for all your hard work over the past couple of weeks.

We have two people in our class celebrating birthdays this week. Bodhi’s 9th birthday is today (Monday) and Mia’s 8th birthday is this Thursday. I hope you have a great day, have lots of fun and eat lots of birthday cake!!

I hope you all have a lovely week and let me know if I can help with anything at e.brady@upperglanmirens.ie .

Take care,

Ms. Brady

 

+++++SCROLL DOWN FOR SECOND CLASS AND FUN ACTIVITIES FOR BOTH CLASSES++++++

 

1st Class

Monday

English:

Spellings:

Unit 32-Set 1 Activities A+B

As this is our last unit of spellings, you can use any of the ideas we’ve used over the last three months to learn your spellings!

Writing

English in Practise-Complete a revision unit at the back of the book.

Reading:

Summer Bucket List

Flat Stanley: Chapter 3

Flat Stanley:

·         This week it’s Ms. O’Shea reading chapter three of Flat Stanley!

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhY6gkCEA

Flat Stanley loves to travel the world and learn some new languages. See how you get on with this!

 

Maths:

This Week’s Maths Video

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1X2hCYid 

Master your Maths:

As the book is almost completed, go back and fill in a day you may have missed or check back on some your tests and see can you correct some of the sums you may have gotten wrong. (5 minutes max)

 

Tables:

Irish

Please click on this link for a video on this week’s Irish reading and activities. I hope it makes it easier at home for you all.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1X2CCYD8

 

Reading: Lá Spōirt (Sports Day)

 

Tuesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 32-Set 2 Activities C+D

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete a revision unit at the back of the book

Read back over Monday’s reading and see can you answer these questions orally.

 

 

Flat Stanley-Chapter 3

You could listen to chapter three again if you like.

Take a look at these activities:

You could draw your own Flat Stanley or cut this one out and send him on a trip to someone you know! Remember to pop him into an envelope look below for how to write an address!

 

Maths:

Master your Maths:

As the book is almost completed, go back and fill in a day you may have missed or check back on some your tests and see can you correct some of the sums you may have gotten wrong. (5 minutes max)

Tables: (as above)

Planet Maths pg 156

 

Irish (See video link)

Irish-Tuesday

Abairti Beaga (Short Sentences)-Write 5 sentences using the words below.

 

 

Wednesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 32-Set 3 Activities E+F

 

Reading:

Spend 15 minutes today reading the book of your choice. Pick somewhere quiet to relax and enjoy the story.

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions and one revision unit

Flat Stanley Chapter 3

Listen/Read chapter 3 if you need to remember what happened.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths:

As the book is almost completed, go back and fill in a day you may have missed or check back on some your tests and see can you correct some of the sums you may have gotten wrong. (5 minutes max)

Tables: As above

Planet Maths:  pg 160

 

Irish

Irish-Wednesday

Reading-Lá Spōirt

Read the story above and write your own story about a Lá Spōirt in Scoil Naomh Micheál.

Thursday

English:

 

Spellings: Unit 32-Set 4 Activity G

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete two more days and a revision unit at the back of the book.

Flat Stanley Chapter 3

 

 

Maths:

Master your Maths:

As the book is almost completed, go back and fill in a day you may have missed or check back on some your tests and see can you correct some of the sums you may have gotten wrong. (5 minutes max)

Tables: As above

Maths Activity: If you enjoyed colouring the clown, why not create your own ‘Paint by Numbers’ activity over the next two days. You could use a picture from an old colouring book or draw your own. I would love to see what yours turns out like. Here are some examples using easier sums. Try make yours as hard as you can!

Irish

Irish-Thursday

Complete the Focal Cuardach below or create your own one using the same words that are listed at the side.

 

Friday

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

Maths: Try this Maths Trail and have fun!!

Irish:

Look at the clothes lines below. What clothes would you wear to a Sports Day?

Tá ___, ____, ____, agus _______ orm le haghaigh an Lá Spóirt.

(I have _____, _______,______ and ______on me for the Sport’s Day)

 

2nd Class

Monday

English:

Spellings:

·         fist

·         best

·         occasion

This week the focus is on the -sion sound:

You could make a spelling game like this for learning spellings this week!

 

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading: Read and try to find 5 nouns in the piece. See if you can answer the questions below.

Flat Stanley:

·         This week it’s me reading chapter three of Flat Stanley!

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhY6gkCEA

Flat Stanley loves to travel the world and learn some new languages. See how you get on with this!

Maths:

Master your Maths: Complete any activities left or try these:

Tables:

  • This week they can work on +11 and +12 reminding them to add 10 and then one more when adding 11 or add 10 and then 2 more for adding 12.

Explore with splat

https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

or here’s another game to practice your tables: http://www.ictgames.com/funkyMummy/index.html

 

  • After this, you could give your child ten sums based around this week’s tables to answer and correct them together.

Maths Topic This Week: Revision

 

Monday’s Irish Activity:

Here’s this week’s link to help with Irish if you need it:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY166cCoj8

Léigh an cárta poist

Tuesday

English:

Spellings:

  • division
  • revision
  • invasion

 

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises.

Reading

  • Read the piece about the summer bucket list again and this time look for 5 verbs (doing words)
  • See if you can answer these orally.

 

Flat Stanley:

  • You could listen to chapter three again if you like.
  • Take a look at these activities:

You could draw your own Flat Stanley or cut this one out and send him on a trip to someone you know! Remember to pop him into an envelope look below for how to write an address!

Maths:

Master your Maths: Finish any activities left or complete this:

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Revision

Irish

Tuesday’s Irish Activity: Léigh an cárta poist arís agus freagair na ceisteanna

 

Wednesday

English:

  • explosion
  • television

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Flat Stanley:

  • Listen/Read chapter 3 if you need to remember what happened.

 

 

 

 

Maths:

 Master your Maths: Fill in any activities left or complete this:

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Revision

 

Irish

Wednesday’s Irish Activity:

Thursday

English:

Spellings:

·         fraction

·         estimate

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Flat Stanley:

Maths:

Master your Maths:

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Revision

 

 

 

Irish

Thursday’s Irish Activity:

 

Friday

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

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

Maths: Complete any mental maths test not finished at the back of the book and if you are finished maybe you’d like to go on a maths trail at home!

 

Extra Suggested Activities

Summer Challenge

Build a fort!

 


Science Experiment

Create a solar oven to melt or cook things, use this to have a go!

Art Ideas

Sunglasses and ice-cream is what summer is made of!

Or:

Read about the Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian, and his use of Primary Colours, black and white, and his use of lines. You could try out your own Mondrian creation!

Next Sunday is Father’s Day. Here are some ideas for homemade gifts and cards.

P.E. Ideas

STEM Challenges

Baking

If you have a birthday coming up in your family over the summer this would be a good one to try!

Music

Listen to this piece of music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYAJopwEYv8

What is the music about? Here are a few hints:

or sing along to The Bare Necessities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuudWztVX9o

Lego Challenges

Poetry

Here’s a nice summer poem for you to enjoy!

A compound word is when two words are put together to make a new word like rain+bow=rainbow.

A contraction is when words are shortened or put together and shortened like: It is = It’s or would have =would’ve

Water Safety:

Here’s a great website to read about how to be careful around water: Read the pdf book and then challenge yourself to some questions to see what you’ve learned!

https://upperglanmirens.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/5ea67-paws2englishweb.pdf

http://paws.edco.ie/first-and-second-classes/ for interactive activities.

 

 

First and Second Class

8th-12th June

 

Dear Parents and Children,

I hope this finds you all in good health. We’re into the second week of June so there are a lot of summer themes this week! There is a summer project for those that are interested including an activity based around water safety which might help children to learn how to be careful in and around water which I think is very important this especially this time of year when we are allowed to travel further afield! You can see details that you might include in this summer project below.

 

There are two videos for first class this week and one video for 2nd class. I hope you have a lovely week and as always if you’d like to get in touch, please email me on e.brady@upperglanmirens.ie

 

Take care,

Ms Brady

++++SCROLL DOWN FOR 2ND CLASS AND ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR BOTH CLASSES+++++

Monday

English:

Spellings:

Unit 31-Set 1 Activities A+B

Create your own ‘Go Fish’ game and play it this week to help you learn your spellings. Cut up a cereal box and make 32 squares. Write each word on 2 cards. Mix them up and lay them out on the table. Take turns to match the words!

Writing

English in Practise-Complete the next day of activities

Reading:

Mini beasts

Part 1

Flat Stanley: Chapter 2

  • Listen to chapter two and have a look at the activities below:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhqoIkz8V

Maths:

This Week’s Maths Video

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1flwpL59

 

Master your Maths:

As the book is almost completed, go back and fill in a day you may have missed or check back on some your tests and see can you correct some of the sums you may have gotten wrong. (5 minutes max)

 

Tables:

Money (Use video link above for help with this week’s maths)

Planet Maths pg 154 (Your 100 square would be helpful with this activity)

 

Irish

Please click on this link for a video on this week’s Irish reading and activities. I hope it makes it easier at home for you all.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1f6qpLrH

Eádaí Samhraidh: Summer clothes

Listen to the video and learn how to say these words.

 

Tuesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 31-Set 2 Activities C+D

‘Go Fish’ Game

Reading:

Minibeasts Part 2

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete a revision unit at the back of the book

 

Flat Stanley-Chapter 2

·  You could listen to chapter two again if you like.

· Take a look at these activities

Maths:

Master your Maths:

As the book is almost completed, go back and fill in a day you may have missed or check back on some your tests and see can you correct some of the sums you may have gotten wrong. (5 minutes max)

Tables: (as above)

Maths Topic  (See video)

Activity Page 1

Irish (See video link)

Look at the poster below and see can you say the four words.

Read the instructions below to dress the boy. You could draw it in your copy and label the clothes.

Remember we say ‘air’ when talking about a boy.

Wednesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 31-Set 3 Activities E+F

 

Written Activities:

Minibeasts questions (these can be written or completed orally)

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

 

Flat Stanley Chapter 2

Listen/Read chapter 2 if you need to remember what happened. Pick one or more of these places below and draw Flat Stanley in the place you’ve chosen. Include the name of the place, the weather in the background and show what Flat Stanley.

Maths:

Master your Maths:

As the book is almost completed, go back and fill in a day you may have missed or check back on some your tests and see can you correct some of the sums you may have gotten wrong. (5 minutes max)

Tables: +3

Maths Topic: Money

Activity Page 2

 

Irish

Read the instructions and dress the girl. You could draw her in your copy and label the clothes. Remember we use ‘uirthi’ when talking about what clothes a girl is wearing.

 

Thursday

English:

 

Spellings: Unit 29-Set 4 Activity G

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete  a revision unit at the back of the book.

Minibeasts Questions

Flat Stanley Chapter 2

· See if you remember what happened in chapter 1 and 2.

 

You could draw a body or use the one provided. Find a picture of yourself and cut out your head. Stick it on the body and write about your adventures as a flat person! You could talk about how you became flat, where you went, how you got there, what the weather was like, the people you met and maybe a problem you encountered! You don’t have to finish it this week, you could write a little this week and next.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths:

As the book is almost completed, go back and fill in a day you may have missed or check back on some your tests and see can you correct some of the sums you may have gotten wrong. (5 minutes max)

Tables+4

Maths Topic: Money

Activity Page 3

Irish

Write about what summer clothes you are wearing.

Try to make 5 sentences:

Tá ______orm. (I’m wearing). You could draw yourself and label the clothes. I’d love to see the pictures.

Friday

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

Maths: 

Test your addition tables from +1 to +4

Planet Maths Pg 158 + 159

Activity Time: I love planning what I’ll do for my Summer Holidays! Enjoy this activity!

Draw a bucket and make a list of all the nice things you plan to do on your Summer holidays

2nd Class

Monday

English:

Spellings: This week you could use one or two of these activities to help learn spellings:

  • must
  • stuck
  • nation

*This week the focus is on the -tion sound:

This activity may help:

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading: Read and try to find 5 nouns in the piece. See if you can answer the questions below.

 

Flat Stanley:

Listen to the reading of chapter two and have a look at the activities below:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhqoIkz8V

Maths:

Master your Maths: Complete any activities left or try these two word problems: (You can fill these activities this week into your maths book)

Tables:

·         This week they can work on  +10. It is important to revise plus 10 on the hundred square to show how you just move down one box to add ten to any number. Here is a helpful video:

https://www.mathswithmum.com/number-grid-adding-and-subtracting-ten/

or explore with splat

https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 

·After this, you could give your child ten sums based around this week’s tables to answer and correct them together.

Maths Topic This Week: Data

This week we will work on surveys, collecting information and using block graphs to show the information.

Irish

This link goes through all the activities for the week:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1f6qpLrH

Monday’s Irish Activity:

Eádaí Samhraidh: Summer clothes

Listen to the video and learn how to say these words.

Tuesday

English:

Spellings:

  • station
  • relation
  • action

 

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises.

Reading

Read the piece about the minibeasts again and this time look for 5 adjectives (describing words)

See if you can answer these:

Flat Stanley:

  • You could listen to chapter two again if you like.
  • Take a look at these activities:

Phonics Revision:

  • The Green Genie p 94 Phonics-Revision

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: Finish any activities left or complete these two word problems.

Remember your RUDE rule.

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Data

Count the minibeasts ad colour a block for each one you count or go out in the garden and take a tally of some minibeasts you see and make a block graph for them.

Irish

Tuesday’s Irish Activity:

Read the instructions below to dress the boy. You could draw it in your copy and label the clothes.

Remember we say ‘air’ when talking about a boy.

Wednesday

English:

Spellings:

·         fiction

·         dictionary

 

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading:

Enjoy listening to a story for libraries Ireland:  https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/spring-into-storytime

Flat Stanley:

Listen/Read chapter 2 if you need to remember what happened. Pick one or more of these places below and draw Flat Stanley in the place you’ve chosen. Include the name of the place, the weather in the background and show what Flat Stanley

 

Grammar:

·         The Green Genie p 95 Word Study-Revision

·         Maths:

Master your Maths: Fill in any activities left or complete these two remembering your RUDE

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Data

Irish

Wednesday’s Irish Activity:

Read the instructions and dress the girl. You could draw her in your copy and label the clothes. Remember we us ‘uirthi’ when talking about what clothes a girl is wearing.

Thursday

English:

Spellings:

  • minute
  • second

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises.

 

Reading

Flat Stanley:

  • See if you remember what happened in chapter 1 and 2.

  • You could draw a body or use the one provided. Find a picture of yourself and cut out your head. Stick it on the body and write about your adventures as a flat person! You could talk about how you became flat, where you went, how you got there, what the weather was like, the people you met and maybe a problem you encountered! You don’t have to finish it this week, you could write a little bit at a time over the month of June!

Maths:

Maths:

Master your Maths: Complete any activities left or these three, remembering RUDE rule.

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Data

There are lots of fun ways to experiment with block graphs too. Take a look below: (Use your Planet Maths book and fill in)

 

 

Irish

Thursday’s Irish Activity:

Write about what summer clothes you are wearing.

Try to make 5 sentences:

Tá ______orm. (I’m wearing). You could draw yourself and label the clothes. I’d love to see the pictures

Friday

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

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

Maths: Complete any mental maths test not finished at the back of the book and if you are finished, you could try this puzzle.

Extra Suggested Activities

Summer Challenge

Can you make a piece of grass whistle? Look at the instructions below and see can you do it! Best of luck!!

Science Experiment

Did you watch the astronauts going to the International Space Station? You could try to make your own rocket!

See can you try this simple activity at home.

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/grow-a-rainbow-experiment/

Art and Drawing and Summer Colouring Ideas

If you would like to make a paper gun that shoots paper balls, have a look at the link below. Have fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2DgW32Y748

P.E. Ideas

If the weather changes, here’s 100 activities you could do indoors!

STEM Challenges

Baking

Rocky Road is one of my favourite treats. Enjoy!

Music

Have you heard of Baby Beluga?? Have a listen to this song. Try make up a few actions to go along with the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irQa3UDV_AM

Lego Challenges

Poetry

Have fun with Bobby Bippy, It’s a tough tongue twister!!

First and Second Class

June 3rd– 5th 2020

Dear Parents and Children,

I hope everyone is doing well and keeping safe and I hope you all enjoyed the fabulous weather last week. It’s the first week of June so this week we are going to start a class novel as we would in school for anyone who would like to take part.  We will  to provide a link to a pdf of the Flat Stanley novel if the children would like to read it themselves or with their parents or alternatively there is a link to the text being read by myself, Ms.O’Shea or Ms. Carney each week if the children would like to read along and listen to the chapter being read by us. It’s a fun novel and we’ll add in some fun activities to do along with it as we get into it each week. We hope to do a chapter per week, it’s nice and short and it’ll give us a few giggles!

Thank you all again for your hard work, emails, pictures and more. It’s been so great to see how everyone is getting on at home. I hope you all have a great week and I’m here at e.brady@upperglanmirens.ie if I can help with anything. There are videos again this week to help with the activities. As it is a Bank Holiday the activities are organised under subjects rather than days so you can pick and choose what to do on the days that suit you.

Also, I’d like to wish a big summer happy birthday to Carla who turns 8 this week. Have a great day Carla, hope the sun shines for you!

Take care,

Ms Brady

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English

Spellings

Unit 30-The Seaside

Complete exercises over the three days and complete weekly test at the end of the week.

As a fun activity, see can you unscramble these seaside themed words

 

New Wave English Activity Book

 

Complete the next three days of activities

 

Flat Stanley-The Original Adventure

Here’s a link to Flat Stanley if you’d like to listen to Ms. Brady this week and read along with her. Make some predictions before you start. Use the cover below to help you

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhqldkaso

Alternatively, you can read the PDF of the story at home together

http://class2ab.weebly.com/uploads/8/1/6/5/8165075/stanley.pdf

After listening to chapter one, have a chat about it using these activities

If you’d like to do a little extra..

Extra Suggested Activities for English

  • Let’s Get Talking! Would you rather….

Next time you have dinner with your family, see can you answer some of these questions????

*You could make up a would you rather question for your teacher and ask me in an email! Make it very tricky or very funny!

Writing Ideas

  • Keep a diary/write your daily news
  • Create your own ice-pop. Draw a picture of what the wrapper would like and describe the taste.
  • Write a Summer adventure story. You could be the main character!
  • In a few weeks time, you’ll be going to the beach for a whole day. Write a list of what you’ll need to bring with you!

Maths

This short video may help with this week’s maths work.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhUXHpUtQ

New Topic: Money

Maths Money Game:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money/eur

Planet Maths Pg 151-153

Master your Maths

As we’ve just about completed this book, look back through the pages and fill in 2 or 3 that are not finished.

Irish

The video link below will help with you Irish reading and activities this week.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhUQBpUek

 

Irish Reading- Lá Te (A hot day)

Bua Na Cainte- Read the words, colour the picture and complete the wordsearch on page 94

Irish Reading-Laethanta Saoire (Holidays)

Try this short activity to write a short story.

2ND CLASS ACTIVITIES

English:

Spellings: A lot of these have -ear in them but it sounds like ‘air’.

  • grip
  • milk
  • bear
  • tear
  • pear
  • wear
  • swear
  • underwear
  • weight
  • volume

This week you could try to learn your spelling using pyramids like these:

Or teach your family the Buzz Off Game, make them a word search where they have to find your spellings or make them an unjumble the word.

You could try to read these sentence that also have similar sounds in them!

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

  • The Green Genie – Unit 23 p 92, Tigers, each time you read the story search for something different: ten nouns on one day, ten verbs (doing words) another day, and five adjectives (describing words another day). Complete p 93.
 

Word Study:

Contractions p 91-making words shorter.

You could make a go fish game with a few words and see who can make the most pairs, good for the memory and fun!

Flat Stanley-The Original Adventure

Here’s a link to Flat Stanley if you’d like to listen to Ms. Brady this week and read along with her. Make some predictions before you start. Use the cover below to help you

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhqldkaso

Alternatively, you can read the PDF of the story at home together

http://class2ab.weebly.com/uploads/8/1/6/5/8165075/stanley.pdf

After listening to chapter one, have a chat about it using these activities

If you’d like to do a little extra..

Extra Suggested Activities for English

  • Let’s Get Talking! Would you rather….

Next time you have dinner with your family, see can you answer some of these questions????

*You could make up a would you rather question for your teacher and ask me in an email! Make it very tricky or very funny!

Writing Ideas

  • Keep a diary/write your daily news
  • Create your own ice-pop. Draw a picture of what the wrapper would like and describe the taste.
  • Write a Summer adventure story. You could be the main character!
  • In a few weeks time, you’ll be going to the beach for a whole day. Write a list of what you’ll need to bring with you!

 

Maths

Master your Maths:

New Week-If you have finished the book, complete a bit each day that is not filled in.

Tables:

  • This week they can work on  +9. Remember you can add ten, but then take away one because 10 is one to many. You could do some activities on SPLAT to show them this.

For example for 74 plus 9, first you could add 10 like this:

Then take away 1 because 10 is 1 too many, so your answer is 83.

https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 

 

  • After this, you could give your child ten sums based around this week’s tables to answer and correct them together.

 

Maths Topic This Week: Data.

Take a look at the video to help you with making a tally and pictogram.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhtl0pbpM

Activity 1-Tally and Pictogram

Game to work on Tally: https://www.softschools.com/math/data_analysis/tally_chart/

Game to work on Pictogram:

https://www.softschools.com/math/data_analysis/pictograph/games/

Activity 2:

Games:

http://toytheater.com/fishing/

http://toytheater.com/fruit-fall/

Activity 3:

Create a tally and a pictogram about favourite summer snacks:

You could ask your family members and maybe friends or family on the phone to help you with your survey. Pick 4 or 5 snack you think people would like in the summer. Then ask people which of these would be their favourite.  

 

Irish

Here is the link to talk you through Irish this week:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhtXHpbyf

Activity 1 Reading: Read each day or a box each day, whichever you prefer.

Activity 2:

Read these words and see if you can make story with some words that we learned last week.

 

Activity 3

Additional Irish Ideas

  • There are two fantastic cartoons are on each morning on TG4. PJ Masks and Curious George are well worth a watch!
  • Have a listen to this lovely story from the ‘Sceal don Lae’ series about poor Ruairi’s trip to the hospital!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiK4jmYJC4I

 

 

Ulster

This is the last of the four provinces.

Geography: Ulster and its counties

-Take a look at the provinces of Ireland. Which counties are in the province of Ulster?

 

-Ulster Flag: Use the image above to help you draw the flag of Ulster with the correct colours.

 

 

Folk Tales from Ulster

One of Ireland’s most beautiful tourist attractions is the Giant’s Causeway. It is located on the coast of Antrim. Have a listen to the folk tale of Fionn and the Giant’s Causeway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHygfkHD5TE

Timer Challenge

See can you name the counties of Ireland using the blank map. Record your time! You can scroll down for the answers!

Science and Technology Challenges

Music

Do you recognise these hilarious characters from the Lion King movie?? They sing a fantastic song called ‘Hakuna Matata’ which means no worries! It’s a great song to sing along with it! Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7pbs4En0tI

 

P.E.

You could try this scarf challenge during the week.

 

Art Ideas

Let’s get drawing. Have fun trying these step by step pictures at home.

If you would like to look up ‘Draw with Don’, he has lots of fabulous videos showing you how to draw. One of my favourites is this fantastic clown. Give it a go and enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CRFX5zUdbk

 

Outdoor Art Ideas:

 

 

Riddles for fun!

Get your brain working with these riddles. See can you figure them out!

Baking

No weighing scales are needed this week. Use a tablespoon and get baking!

 

Lego Ideas

Poetry

Try these two Summer themed poems

 

 

First and Second Class

25th– 29th May

Dear Parents and Children,

I hope everyone is in good spirits and keeping well. Again, I would like to say well done on all the work and activities I saw from your emails last week. It looks like everyone is busy doing lots of different things which is great to see. I hope some of you got out to the garden to celebrate National Biodiversity Week last week and maybe you spotted a few bees and butterflies and read about how we can help them. This week there are some videos as always to help with maths and Irish activities if you need them and please email me at e.brady@upperglanmirens.ie if I can help with anything else. I greatly appreciate the feedback you all have given to date. As I always say, please don’t feel obliged to complete everything, this is a daily guide with some activities children may like to engage in depending on their interests. I hope you all have a great week and it’ll be June before we know it!

I would like to wish Jaymie a very happy birthday and I hope you have a lovely day on Saturday!

Stay safe,

Ms. Brady

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Monday

English:

Spellings:

Unit 29-Set 1 Activities A+B

This week, we are going to become code detectives! Look at the code box below and see can you write today’s spellings. You could write a code for your family to try crack or design your own code!

 

Reading:

The Last Chapter!!!!

Two Little Frogs Unit 23 ‘The Biggest Fish’ (pg 92)

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 93 Activity A

Roll a Silly Sentence! (No need to write, just complete orally-optional)

Maths:

This Week’s Maths Video

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYh3l7k85O

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete Monday

 

Tables:

  • Table topper sheets are available on Folens online website.

 

Click on the video above for help with this week’s maths.

  • Planet Maths pg 144

 

Irish

Please click on this link for a video on this week’s Irish reading and activities. I hope it makes it easier at home for you all.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYh3Ihk8Hu

 

Reading: Cōisir Lá Breithe (A Birthday Party)

Cén aois thú? (How old are you?)

 

Tuesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 29-Set 2 Activities C+D

 

Reading: The Biggest Fish

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 93 Activity B

Two Little Frogs pg 94 Activities A + B

 

Creative Writing:

Have a listen to this story and see can you list some of the qualities of the Rainbow Fish. (For example-kind, caring etc)

 

 

 

Maths:

Master your Maths:

Complete Tuesday

Tables: (as above)

Maths Topic  (See video)

Planet Maths pg 145

Irish (See video link)

Bua na Cainte Page 91 Read the word and colour in the picture.

Wednesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 29-Set 3 Activities E+F

 

Reading: Take 20 minutes today and read a book from your own library at home.

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 94. Activity C+ D

Two Little Frogs pg 95 Activity B. If you need help with this activity, please use the poster below.

 

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: -10, -11

Planet Maths pg 148

 

Irish

Over the next two days, try this poem at home (the video link above might be helpful). You could take one verse per day. See can you say the poem while doing frog jumps!!!!

 

Thursday

English:

Reading: Poetry

Read the poem below, ‘Be Glad your Nose is on your Face’. I hope you find it as funny as I did! Why not draw a picture for each verse or make up your own verse! Enjoy trying the different voices.

 

Spellings: Unit 29-Set 4 Activity G

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 95 Activity A

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Planet Maths: pg 149

Irish

Irish Poem (See Wednesday)

Friday

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

Maths: 

Master Your Maths Weekly Test and test your -12 tables

Planet Maths pg 150

Story Time: This is one of my favourites! Enjoy!

https://www.storylineonline.net/books/carlas-sandwich/

 

2nd Class

Monday

English:

Spellings:

  • land
  • quiz
  • scene

*When s is followed by c and then a vowel, the c is silent.

Game: Write the spelling on someone’s back at home with your finger and ask them to guess the word. Switch and let them write the word on your back with their finger and try to guess the word!

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing:

  • The Green Genie – Unit 22, p 88 Peter and the Dragon. Read and search for ten nouns in the story. Complete activity B, C, D and E p 89.

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Monday

Tables:

  • This week they can work on +8. It is so important to learn tables really well for quick recall. It will benefit your child hugely.

 

  • We’ve done a lot of work on clever ways to add like for adding 8 to bigger numbers, first add ten and jump back 2 so it would benefit them to revise this too.

 

For 36 + 8: First add 10 onto 36.                              Then jump back 2 because ten is 2 too many. Answer = 44.

 

https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 

 

 

Maths Topic This Week: Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping

Monday:

Here’s the link that goes through adding and subtraction carefully with how we did it in class.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhqX5kavJ

*Here they call the units ones but it explains what we did in class with blocks to show the concept and the picture next to it is how we write it down.

Irish

This link goes through all the activities for the week:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhq6zkaIe

 

Monday’s Irish Activity:

Look at the video to help you and try to make your own sentences in Irish and read them out loud for someone at home. Try to make at least three sentences.

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 30 An Aimsir-The weather

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities A+B

TUESDAY

English

Spellings:

  • scent
  • muscle
  • science

 

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next daily exercise.

Reading and Writing

  • The Green Genie: Unit 22, Read p 88 again. Try to find as many verbs as you can (doing words).
  • Complete p 89 Activity A, comprehension questions.

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Tuesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Word Problems

Read the word problems, be a detective and check do any of the words give you a clue as to whether it’s addition or subtraction. These problems have two steps so there might be addition and subtraction!

Irish

Tuesday’s Irish Activity:

Look at the video to help you and try to make your own sentences in Irish and read them out loud for someone at home. Try to make at least three sentences.

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 30 An Aimsir

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities C+D

Wednesday

English:

Spellings:

  • scissors
  • crescent

 

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading:

Read about what stories tell us about dragons.

Or Enjoy listening to a story for libraries Ireland:  https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/spring-into-storytime

 

Phonics:

The Green Genie p 90 ‘ow’ and ‘ew’ sound – Activity A, B, C and D.

Here’s an activity to explore the two different sounds ‘ow’ makes:

 

Here’s an activity to review ‘ew’ sound, search for the words with ‘ew’ in the postcard:

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Subtraction with renaming

Remember: Check the tens and say your rhyme ‘More on the top, no need to stop, more on the floor, go next door and get some more.’

 

Irish

Wednesday’s Irish Activity:

Look at the video to help you and try to make your own sentences in Irish and read them out loud for someone at home. Try to make at least three sentences.

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 30 An Aimsir

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities E+F

Thursday

English

Spellings:

  • kilogram
  • gram

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises.

 

Reading:

Why not enjoy listening to a story today, take a break and listen to a story and if you like you can email me and we can chat about it! https://www.storylineonline.net/

Writing:

I’d love to know if you think that dragons were real or not. You could use some persuasive writing to try to persuade me what you think! Remember to use some vocabulary like: surely, I strongly believe, do you really think, no sane person would ever believe….

You could always make a recording about what you think and send it to me by email so I can listen!

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Word Problems

 

Read the word problems, be a detective and check do any of the words give you a clue as to whether it’s addition or subtraction. These problems have two steps so there might be addition and subtraction!

Irish

Thursday’s Irish Activity:

Look at the video to help you and try to make your own sentences in Irish and read them out loud for someone at home. Try to make at least three sentences.

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 30 An Aimsir

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Fill in box at end of chapter

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 the mental maths test at the back of the book and if you enjoy brainteasers, here’s one for you to try if you’d like.

Additional Irish Ideas

  • Do you like Alvin and the Chipmunks? Tune in to TG4 weekdays at 4pm to see Alvin, Theodore and Simon get up to mischief as Gaeilge!
  • Have a listen to this lovely story from the ‘Sceal don Lae’ series about a cake for a king!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN3Wmi8Ux6c

The Olympics

Th Olympics were due to take place this Summer in Tokyo. Unfortunately, they had to be postponed until next Summer. Have a look at the poster below.

 

The five joining rings are the Olympic emblem. See can you find out what each ring stands for. You could recreate the Olympic logo at home yourself. Here’s some ideas to help you create them.

The Olympics began in Ancient Greece. Click on the links below to read about the first Olympics and to see what sports they competed in.

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-olympics.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39/articles/z36j7ty

Imagine if Ireland were to host the 2024 Olympics. Design a poster for the games including the Olympic rings.

See can you figure out this code breaker about sport!

 

Leinster

Geography: Leinster and its counties

-Take a look at the provinces of Ireland. Which counties are in the province of Leinster?

 

 

-Leinster Flag: Use the image above to help you draw the flag of Leinster with the correct colours.

 

 

Folk Tales from Leinster

The story below took place in Co. Meath on the banks of the River Boyne. Design a cover page for this story. Make your salmon as colourful as you can.

 

Timer Challenge

Set a timer and see how many of these counties you can unjumble in two minutes! The first one is done for you.

 

Science and Technology Challenges

Music

Have you ever read the book ‘Matilda’ written by Roald Dahl? The book was so popular and enjoyed by so many children that they made it into a movie and now a musical. The music in the show is fantastic. This is one of my favourites. It is called ‘When I Grow Up’.

Have a listen and enjoy!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0tRDhEmdO4

 

If you would like to listen to the story, click on the link below to hear Kate Winslet narrate the story.

https://soundcloud.com/penguin-books/roald-dahl-matilda-kate-winslet

 

 

 

P.E.

Skipping Rhymes

Do you have a skipping rope at home? While you are skipping, see can you recite these rhymes.

Art Ideas

 

Stone Art and Activities

 

 

 

GET CREATIVE WITH DAISIES AND DANDELIONS

  • Using cardboard, punch holes using a fork and thread dandelions to create a shape or your name.
  • Gardens are full of daisies at this time of year. See can you make a daisy chain.

Riddles for fun!

Get your brain working with these riddles. See can you figure them out!

Baking

Lego Ideas

Poetry

Do you remember learning this poem during the year. See can you say it and perform them for your family! ‘Globetrotting’ is a new poem. Read the poem together at home.

 

 

Good morning!

This week is National Biodiversity week and today is also National Bee Day. As this is our current Green Schools theme, I thought I would share some information and resources with you. This year a lot of the content has been moved online and might be of interest. You will find a lot of information on the National Biodiversity Week 2020 Facebook page. Here is an article that lists some of the many activities happening this week.

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/what-s-on-for-national-biodiversity-week-1.4256128

 

Living Earth are conducting a “biodiversity virtual tour” every day at 5pm from their website. For World Bee Day, which is today (20/5) there will be a livestream all about bees and their role in biodiversity. Tomorrow’s (21/5) livestream is a guided wellness walk through JFK Memorial Park and Arboretum. On Friday (22/5) they will be doing a livestreamed tour of the Wexford Seal Rescue. Click on the link below for details of these and other events.

 

http://www.livingearth.ie/living-earth-tv/

Biodiversity Ireland are undertaking many surveys and studies that you can participate in from your garden including a butterfly monitoring scheme. Click on the link below for more details.

 

https://www.biodiversityireland.ie/

 

Finally, here is an animated video all about bees, why we need them and how we can help them.

 

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

 

There’s some lovely pdf’s with outdoor activities for kids too if you’d like to take a look.

Garden-Wildlife-Booklet-web (002)

Junior Ranger Book

 

Have a great week and I hope you get to spend some time outside and enjoy nature 😊

Ms. Brady.

First and Second Class

18th – 22nd May

Dear Parents and Children,

We’re entering the second last week of May and I would like to say a huge well done on all the hard work parents and children have been doing to date. I’ve been delighted with all the emails, videos and pictures of work and activities. It looks like there’s great work being done by all whether it’s in the books, out in the garden, baking, building, playing a musical instrument or reading. All these skills are of huge benefit to children. Below is the work for the week and as always it is a guide for you with extra activities and ideas for your child if they are interested. For first class there are videos for irish and maths this week. There is a video to go through the Irish spellings, reading and activities for second class also. Well done on all the hard work and as usual if you need any help please contact me on e.brady@upperglanmirens.ie if I can help in any way.

I would like to share these summer poems with you from three students who did such a great job! They were all so different and I enjoyed everyone of them and I’d like to share them here with you. I couldn’t choose between these three!

Take care,

Ms Brady

 

SCROLL DOWN FOR 2ND CLASS ACTIVITIES AND SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR BOTH CLASSES

 

Monday

English:

Spellings:

Unit 28-Set 1 Activities A+B

For this week, get a stopwatch or timer. Give each word 30 seconds and see how many times you can write the word! Record your scores and see what word wins at the end of the week!

Reading:

Two Little Frogs Unit 21 ‘Three Naughty Ostriches’ (pg 88)

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 89 Activities A + B

  • For activity A, you can write ‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false.
  • In the game below, see can you find another word or the opposite for each of the pictures.

Maths:

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete Monday  (See video below for help with some of the harder ones this week)

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhXDqgCWm

 

Tables:

 

Click on the video above for help with this week’s maths.

 

Planet Maths pg 141

  • Section A 1+2
  • Section B 1+2

 

Irish

Please click on this link for a video on this week’s Irish reading and activities. I hope it makes it easier at home for you all.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhXD1gCsx

Bua an Cainte pg 76 and 77 (First five sentences)

 

 

Tuesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 28-Set 2 Activities C+D

 

Reading: Three Naughty Ostriches

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 90 Activity A +B

 

Creative Writing:

Bart Simpson is after getting in trouble with Principal Skinner again! What did he do? What punishment did Principal Skinner give Bart?

Master your Maths:

Complete Tuesday

Tables: (as above)

Maths Topic  (See video)

Planet Maths pg 141- Complete the page.

Irish (See video link)

Bua na Cainte

  • Finish the sentences on pg 77. Try add your own sentence at the bottom. You could pick one of the toys from the poster below.

 

Wednesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 28-Set 3 Activities E+F

 

Reading: Take 20 minutes today and read a book from your own library at home.

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 91. Activity A. Read the advice from Captain Capital below before you try activity A to make the activity easier.

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: -1 and -2

Planet Maths pg 142 (If you need extra help with these sums, have a look at the video link above.)

For Activity C, write them as castle sums to make it easier to figure out.

Irish (See video link above)

 

Bua na Cainte

Page 78 Fill in the sentences using this sentence.

Cheannaigh ________ an ___________.

 

 

Thursday

English:

Reading: Poetry

Read the poem below. If your dog could talk, what would he say? If you have a different pet, you can write about them or if you have no pets, create an imaginary pet!

 

Spellings: Unit 27-Set 4 Activity G

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 91. Unscramble the sentences and write on the line below.

Unscramble these Summer themed words.

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Planet Maths: pg 143 Mental Maths 7

Irish

Bua na Cainte

Page 80- Feicim le mo shúile

Page 81-Irish Reading-Léigh an Scéal

Friday

Spellings: Complete a spelling test for the week’s spellings and correct errors together. Pick your favourite wild animal and write an acrostic poem about the animal!

Here’s one I wrote myself!

 

Zooming through the jungle,

Eating grass,

Be careful, they’re endangered,

Related to horses,

A beautiful wild animal.

Maths: 

Master Your Maths Weekly Test (Week 29) and test your -11 tables

Irish:

Bua na Cainte pg 81 Colour the picture

Story Time

https://www.storylineonline.net/books/harry-the-dirty-dog/  Enjoy!

 

2nd Class

Monday

English:

Spellings:

  • belt
  • farm
  • hour

Spelling Game: This week you could play the spelling game BANG! if you would like to. Write your words twice on a piece of paper and add in two or four words with BANG! written on them. Shuffle them and pop them into a cup. Take turns with your child picking a piece of paper. If it’s a spelling, you have to spell it correctly to keep it. If it’s BANG!, you have to put all your spellings back in the cup. Set a timer and see who has the most spellings in their hands when time is up!

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing:

  • The Green Genie – Unit 21, p 84 Heidi. Read and search for ten nouns in the story. Complete activity B, C and D on p 85.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Monday

Tables:

  • This week they can work on +7. It is so important to learn tables really well for quick recall. It will benefit your child hugely.

 

  • We’ve done a lot of work on clever ways to add like for adding 7 to bigger numbers, first add ten and jump back 3 so it would benefit them to revise this too.

 

For24+7: First add 10 onto 24.                              Then jump back 3 because ten is 3 too many. Answer=31.

 

https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 

  • After this, you could give your child ten sums based around this week’s tables to answer and correct them together.

 

 

Maths Topic This Week: 3D shapes

This is a reference to help with the work for the week.

  • Language for 3D Shapes:

Corners can also be called vertices. Faces can also be called surfaces.

Monday:

 

Irish

This link goes through all the activities for the week, the reading and pronunciation of the spellings:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhlIagKp9

 

Reading: Read each day or a box or two each day, whichever you prefer.

Monday’s Irish Activity: (These can be filled into the Bua na Cainte book or completed orally)

Is maith leis…He likes…

 

 

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 29 mo +ch

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities A+B

Tuesday

English

Spellings:

  • ghost
  • rhyme
  • rhythm

BANG! Spelling game.

 

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next daily exercise.

Reading and Writing

  • The Green Genie: Unit 21, Read p 84 again. Try to find as many adjectives as you can (doing words).
  • Complete p 85 Activity A, comprehension questions.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Tuesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: 3D Shapes

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Tuesday’s Irish Activity:

Is maith léi…She likes…

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 29 Na litreacha ch

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities C+D

Wednesday

English:

Spellings:

  • honest
  • rhinoceros

BANG! Spelling Game.

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading:

Enjoy listening to a story for libraries Ireland:  https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/spring-into-storytime

 

Phonics:

The Green Genie p 86 ‘ay’ sound Activity A, B, C and D.

Here’s an activity if you would like to revise other sounds similar to ‘ay’:

 

Maths:

 Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: 3D Shapes

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Wednesday’s Irish Activity:

An Seomra Suí-The Sitting Room

Read the words and the sentence and see if you can fill in the missing words. You can do this orally if you prefer.

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 29, Na litreacha ch

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities E+F

Thursday

English:

Spellings:

  • centimetre
  • metre

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises.

 

Reading: Why not enjoy listening to a story today, take a break and listen to a story and if you like you can email me and we can chat about it! https://www.storylineonline.net/

Even more stories here! https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/spring-into-storytime

 

Plurals:

 

  • The Green Genie p 87 Revision of Plurals.

 

  • You might enjoy this boardgame to revise all your plurals you’ve learned so far.

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: 3D Shapes

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Thursday’s Irish Activity: Cad é an clár teilifíse is fearr leat? What’s your favourite tv programme?

Learn to say what your favourite programme is:

Cad é an clár teilifíse is fear leat? Is fearr liom ________.

You could unscramble the words below if you’d like a challenge 😊

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 29, Na litreacha ch

  • Two Irish spellings
  • G and H and fill in box at end of chapter

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 the mental maths test at the back of the book.

Maths Topic: 3D Shapes

Shape Riddles

 

 

Additional Irish Ideas for both classes

  • Join this TG4 Artist and see can you draw along with him as he teaches the presenter how to draw a zombie!

https://youtu.be/faZ5TaC-GsY

 

  • If you like Horrid Henry, tune in to TG4 each weekday at 4.15 for Dōnall Dána.

Suggested Extra Activities for both classes

-Continue to keep a record of the books you have read at home.

-Geography: Connacht and its counties

-Take a look at the provinces of Ireland. Which counties are in the province of Connacht?

  • Connaught is the smallest of the four provinces. The 5 counties are Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon. See can you find 5 facts about the province. Here’s a short poem to help you learn them.

 

-Connacht Flag: Use the image above to help you draw the flag of Connacht with the correct colours.

Folk Stories from Connaught

Do you remember reading the story about Diarmuid and Gráinne in your Grumpy Teaspoon Reader? That story took place in Sligo. Have a read of the story and draw a picture of your favourite part.

 

-The Wild Atlantic Way runs along the whole west coast of Ireland. Have a look at this tourist map and make a plan of what you’d like to visit and activities you would like to try! Pick one place you’ve never heard of and see can you find pictures of it on the internet.

 

Science and Technology Challenges

 

Lava Lamps

P.E. :

Baking:

These are yummy!

Lego:

Art

Get your colours and get creative!

Mindfulness Yoga

Music Ideas

Did you see Mary Poppins when it was in the cinema? One of the most famous songs from the film was Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

See can you sing along with this version of the song. See how fast you can sing it!

https://youtu.be/uZNRzc3hWvE

 

 

Dingabats

A dingbat is a letter, picture or word puzzle for you to figure out. The first two are

  1. Seven Seas
  2. Split Level

Have a go at the rest of the puzzles and see how many you can guess. If you need the answers, just send me a message by email! Best of luck!

 

Drama Ideas

Here’s some ideas for drama that you can do together at home

  1. Crossing the Space. (Children line up at one side of the garden or room). Get them to move from one side to the other giving them a different scenario each time. Ideas for it could include; crossing the Sahara, walking in quick drying cement, a very steep mountain, a dense jungle, walking on the moon, wearing bouncy shoes or climbing through laser beams.
  2. Playing games like ‘In my Granny’s Closet’ or ‘On the Shipwreck I found’. These are great memory games
  3. https://www.hooplaimpro.com/improv-exercises-games-formats.html  Have a try at some of these improvisation games
  4. Hot Potato for telling a story. Each person around the kitchen table and each person comes up with a line of a story and the next person follows on with the story. Record and listen back. Use a potato or beanbag as a microphone!
  5. Charades
  6. Mirror imaging of each other’s actions/ Mime activities

Poetry

Do you remember learning these poems during the year? See can you perform them for your family this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11th-15th May

Dear Parents and Children,

I hope you are all keeping well. Last week was a pretty wet one so here’s hoping the sun will shine this week for us all! Again, I would like to thank you all for your correspondence and for keeping in touch. It’s great to see that the children are doing so well at home and getting through a little bit of work each day. I was delighted to get some pictures of stories, delicious looking treats that the children have made at home, emails about books they have been reading, what they thought of the characters and lots more. This week there are videos again to help you with maths and Irish and please email me at e.brady@upperglanmirens.ie if there is anything else that I can do to help. There is a lot of work posted here each week. As always there is no obligation to complete everything, the suggested extra activities are to cater for all the different interests and talents that the children have so please don’t feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you see. The extra games and activities in addition to bookwork are only to provide you with more visual or fun ways to work with your child if they need it. Everyone learns differently. Everyone is doing their best and that’s all we can do in a time like this!  Have a great week everyone and well done on all the great work. The closing date for our Summer Poetry competition if you’d like to enter is the 18th of May. I look forward to seeing more Summer poems this week.

Stay safe and take care,

Ms. Brady

 

This week there is an art competition which looks like great fun for any child interested. I think it’s a lovely idea to remind us to keep connected with our family and friends during this time.

Monday

English:

Spellings:

Unit 27-Set 1 Activities A+B

For this week, you can use this dice activity to help you learn you spellings.

On Thursday, I have a wordsearch for you to try before you do your Friday test.

 

Reading:

Two Little Frogs Unit 21 ‘The Lion with the Smelly Breath’ (pg 84)

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 85 Activity A

  • For activity A, try your best to remember capital letters at the start of each sentences and people’s names and full stops at the end of each sentence.
  • If you’d like to try an easy game to revise capital letters, click on the link below

https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/capital-letter-beginner-1.html

  • Have a go at this worksheet and see can you figure out which words need capital letters.

Creative Writing

  • Mr O’Connell has asked you to take the class for an hour of P.E. What would you do during the class? How would you warm up and cool down? What games would you play? What equipment would you need?
  • Keep a diary or write your news.

Maths:

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete Monday

Tables:

 

Maths

Click on the video below for help with this week’s maths.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhjIkgZoc

Have a look back over your Planet Maths on pg 137 and see can you figure out the numbers below on the worksheet.

 

Please click on this link for a video on this week’s Irish reading and activities. I hope it makes it easier at home for you all.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhjILgZru

Irish reading:

Try this short reading today at home.

Is Maith Liom! (I like

 

 

 

Tuesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 27-Set 2 Activities C+D

 

Reading: The Lion with the Smelly Breath

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 85 Activity B

 

Creative Writing:

  • If I had a time machine….(Ignore the 150 words)

  • Keep a diary or write your news.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths:

Complete Tuesday

Tables: (as above)

Maths Topic  (See video)

Planet Maths pg 138

Irish (See video link)

Irish Reading: Nī maith liom! (I don’t like)

See can you write a short story about the foods you like and dislike. Use the poster to help.

Wednesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 27-Set 3 Activities E+F

Reading: The Lion with Smelly Breath

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 86 Activities A and B

Have a look at these activities below and see can you figure them out.

Creative Writing:

  • Roll a Starter Story. Have fun!

 

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: -9 and -10

Planet Maths pg 139 (Before you try this page, have a look at the video above or have a look at this Youtube video. The video below revises the castle sums we looked at a few weeks and then looks at examples of this week’s sums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayFAh4VNMFA

 

Irish (See video link above)

Irish reading: Féach! (Look!)

 

Thursday

English:

Reading: Try this tongue twister story and see how fast you can say it!

Spellings: Unit 27-Set 4 Activity G+H

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 87

When you put two words together to make another word, it is called a compound word.

Examples

  • sun + shine= sunshine
  • rain + bow = rainbow

Have a look at this worksheet and see can you match the words to make new words.

Creative Writing

  • You are walking along the beach and find a glass bottle with a letter in it. What is written in the letter? Who is it?

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Planet Maths: pg 140.

If you would like to practise some more subtraction sums, try this worksheet. (optional)

 

 

 

Irish

Try this short writing activity. It is based on yesterday’s reading.

Friday

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

Maths: 

Master Your Maths Weekly Test and test your -10 tables

Irish: Read back over the three Irish stories. Pretend you are on TG4 reading them your stories!

SECOND CLASS

Monday

English:

Spellings:

  • grip
  • milk
  • baby

This week see how many times you can write each of them in 30 seconds!

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing:

  • The Green Genie – Unit 20, p 80 The Green Genie. Read and search for ten nouns in the story. Complete activity B, C and D on p 81.

Phonics:

  • The Green Genie p 82, When two vowels go walking, the first does the talking. Activity A, B and C.

-Here’s a game you can play to revise oa. Roll the dice and read the line of the number you rolled.

 

 

-See if you can find all the words that have the ‘ai’ sound in it.

Maths:

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete Monday

Tables:

 

 

 

 

  • Maths Topic This Week: Time -There are daily videos to help you with your activities if you click into the link each day.

Activities at home you could do during the week:

Create a poster for your favourite movie showing the time in analogue and digital that it is on.

Have a look at the tv schedule in the paper and ask your child some questions about it.

Try to include time as much as you can throughout the day e.g. see how many jumping jacks you can do in one minute, read a book for ten minutes, how many blocks can you stack in two minutes.

Monday

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhh2IBRZx

Revise o’clock. *Remember when you’re drawing times the small hand points and the hour and the big hand goes OVER twelve to say o’clock. The clocks below are analogue clocks. Write the digital time underneath. E.g. if it’s 3 o’clock, write 3:00 underneath. For half past ten, we write 10:30 because 30 minutes is half of an hour. *Make sure when you draw times that the hour hand goes PAST the hour because it’s half PAST. Halfway between the two hours.

Now try drawing one or two of these in your copy:

 

Half past:

 

Now try drawing a few of these in your copy:

 

Games to play:

 

 

Irish

This link goes through all the activities for the week, the reading and pronunciation of the spellings:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhiXNgooo

Reading: Read each day or a box each day, whichever you prefer. Here’s a video link of the Irish work this week with an audio which might help.

 

Monday’s Irish Activity:

Clár spóirt – sports programme

Scannán – film

Sobaldráma – soap (like Fair City/Coronation Street)

Cartún – cartoon

An nuacht- the news

Clár grinn – comedy

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 28 Na litreacha bh

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities A+B

Tuesday

English

Spellings:

  • lady
  • holly
  • fairy

See if you can write the spellings in alphabetical order.

 

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next daily exercise.

Reading and Writing

  • The Green Genie: Unit 20, Read p 80 again. Try to find as many adjectives as you can (doing words).
  • Complete p 81 Activity A, comprehension questions.

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Tuesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Money

Tuesday:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhh2ZBRvK

Quarter past: Write the digital time below. When it’s quarter past, it’s a quarter of the clock, 15 mins. So after the two dots in digital we write :15. If it’s quarter past 11, we write 11:15. If we’re drawing it, we put the big hand over 3 and the small hand a little PAST 11, because it is quarter PAST 11.

Pick a few of these to draw in your copy:

 

Games to play:

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L9651/index.html explore digital times.

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L7793/index.html put times in order.

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Tuesday’s Irish Activity:

Cartún-cartoon

Nuacht-news

Clár spóirt – Sports programme

Clár dúlra – nature programme

Sorcas – circus

Clár ceoil – music programme

You can write into your Bua na Cainte for the second exercise.

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 28 Na litreacha bh

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities C+D

Wednesday

English:

Spellings:

  • happy
  • family

 

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Time

Wednesday:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhh2gBRkQ

Quarter to. When we draw quarter to on the clock the big hand points to 9 and the small hands points to the hour it’s coming up to. If it’s quarter to 6 we draw the big hand over the 9 and the small hand just BEFORE the 6 because it’s not 6 yet. It’s coming up TO six. For writing the digital we write :45 for the quarter to part and we write what hour it’s coming up to in the hour part. For quarter to 6 we write 5:45 because it’s not 6 YET.

Write the digital of these:

 

Try drawing some of these:

 

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Wednesday’s Irish Activity:

Read the following: Do you like nature programmes? Practice with different types of tv programmes.

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 28, Na litreacha bh

  • Two Irish spellings
  • Activities E+F

Thursday

English:

Spellings:

  • zero
  • equals

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

 

Plurals

 

  • The Green Genie p 83 Plurals.
  • Here’s a game to help:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PondLifePlurals.html#

 

  • You might enjoy this boardgame to revise all your plurals you’ve learned so far.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Money

Thursday:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhh27BRJF

You can say these out loud.

 

You could try one from each of the ones below:

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Thursday’s Irish Activity: Use yesterday’s learning to fill in the answers or say them out loud.

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 28, Na litreacha bh

  • Two Irish spellings
  • G and fill in box at end of chapter

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 the mental maths test at the back of the book.

Maths Topic: Time

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhhotBSX4

 

Have a look at this timetable and see if you can answer the questions:

  • At what time does Wild Kids start?
  • At what time does Home School start?
  • At what time does Disney the Lodge finish?
  • What programme is scheduled to begin after Ben 10 finishes?
  • If I turned on the TV at 10am, what programme would be on RTE 1?
  • If I turned on the TV at 10 am, what would be on Disney Channel?
  • How long does Aladdin last?
  • How long does Jessie Last?

Gaeilge:

Friday spelling test.

 

Creative Writing Ideas for 2nd Class

  • Mr O’Connell has asked you to take the class for an hour of P.E. What would you do during the class? How would you warm up and cool down? What games would you play? What equipment would you need?
  • If I had a time machine….

 

  • Roll a Starter Story. Have fun!

  • You are walking along the beach and find a glass bottle with a letter in it. What is written in the letter? Who is it?

Additional Irish Ideas for both classes

  • Cad atá ar siúl ar an teilifís?

What’s on the t.v.?

You could make your own tv and draw your favourite programme in it like this one!

  • Story: Garfield as Gaeilge

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

Suggested Extra Activities

Continue to keep a record of the books you have read at home.

Geography: Munster and its counties

-Take a look at the provinces of Ireland. Which counties are in the province of Munster?

-Here’s a poem to remember the counties of Munster. If you want the full version for the whole of Ireland let me know and I will send it to you!

-Munster Flag: Find out the colours of the flag of Munster.

-See if you can find out the nicknames for the counties in Munster, for example we’re know as the Rebels! Email me if you find out!

-Find out the colours of the flags of the counties in Munster.

-We live in the south of Ireland. Have a look at this and see if you know north, south, east and west!

SPHE:

Here’s a link for this lovely book for children who are a little worried about the virus.

https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

 

Maybe you’d like to create a worry jar:

Tongue Twisters:

P.E. :

How many can you do in 100 seconds?

If anyone at home has time to play, this could be fun or you could create your own fitness board game!

 

 

Baking:

I enjoyed making and eating this! It’s a little bit more tricky than the other recipes we’ve tried but give it a go!

 

 

Lego:

 

 

  • Pick your favourite animal and write an information report on your animal.

 

  • Keep an ‘I can’ Journal this week

 

 

 

Conversation Starters!

We hope you have fun with our conversation ideas for dinner at the kitchen table.

Here’s some more to keep you all talking!

Art

  • Design your own Island. Design a legend (on the right hand side of the Foot Island) at the side to show where everything will be and come up with a name.

  • Have you seen the Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom? Create your own tree using paint, cotton buds, tissue paper or the real flowers.

Mindfulness Activities

Draw and create your own dream catcher. Use a cereal box/paper plate, twine and leaves/flower petals from the garden.

Music Ideas

Have a look at this 12 year old girl on an American Talent Show. She is able to yodel!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B00nfVc4FPI

Why not try it yourself with this song!

An Austrian went Yodelling

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

 

Yoga in the Garden

Once the rain stops, get out to the garden and try these!


A Wish Jar

Get an empty jar and place it in your kitchen/sitting. Each day, write one thing that you plan to do once the government restrictions are lifted. When I did my jar over the weekend, my notes were to call over to my grandparents, visit the beach and get a 99 ice-cream cone with a flake!!

 

First and Second Class

6th – 8th May

Dear Parents and Children,

I hope this finds you all safe and healthy. Again, thank you for all the pictures and emails, it was so great to engage with so many of you and hear how everything is going and what you’ve all been up to. This week we were supposed to be off for Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday so the layout of the work will be under subjects this week for you to work on as you wish throughout the week instead of daily. Again, there is a video for Irish for both classes and a maths video for first class if you need it.

The summer has officially arrived! I would love to kick this off with a summer poem competition. The winning poem will be posted on the website. Have a look under the English section for more details.

I would also like to wish a big Happy Birthday to Clara who will be celebrating her birthday on Tuesday. Have a lovely day!

Take care,

Ms Brady (e.brady@upperglanmirens.ie)

+++++Scroll down for 2nd class activities and additional fun activities for both classes++++

English:

Spellings:

Unit 27

Complete the exercises over the three days.

Over the past few weeks we have tried different activities to practise writing our spellings. Pick you favourite and try it this week!

  • A tray of sand, salt or flour and trace the words
  • Trace the words on sandpaper
  • Make a hair gel or paint ziplock. Seal and attach to the window and spell out the words.
  • Use one of the roll dice games that we have tried or create your own. (If you decide to design your own, please email it on and we can share it with your friends)
  • Make the words out of lego, blocks or playdough.
  • See can you find this week’s words in this wordsearch.

New Wave English Workbook

The next three days of exercises

Reading:

Two Little Frogs Unit 20 ’Rumpelstiltskin’ (pg 80)

Written Activities:

Complete pages 81-83

On Page 82, we are learning about magic ‘e’ with ‘o’. If you go to Unit 21 of your Spellbound workbook, you can revise the magic ‘e’ with ‘o’ words. Have a go at these two worksheets and try this dice game.

Extra Ideas

  • Summer poem competition: Write a poem to celebrate the arrival of summer.

Here are some ideas to help you get going!

 

  • Let’s Get Talking!

Next time you have dinner with your family, see can you answer some of  these questions????

 

  • Creative Writing

  1. Have a look at this pathway through the forest. What’s at the end of the pathway??? Tell me what you find! (If you find this tricky to think of something, use your senses to help. What can you see, hear, feel, taste and smell?? Write a sentence for each)
  2. Keep a diary or write your news.
  3. Write a letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar or Minister for health, Simon Harris. You could maybe thank them for all their hard work or ask them a question about the Coronavirus
  4. Roll a Fairytale and get writing!!!

  1. David Walliams has asked you to write a new character for his ‘World’s Worst Children’ series. Use the template below and some of the words from the character traits list to create your character.

Maths:

Master your Maths:

This week, I’ve prepared a video looking at some of the sums you might find tricky on this week’s Master your Maths. You can complete the four days over the week. You don’t need to do the test this week.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYheF6BpsZ

Tables:

 

 

We are going to look at telling the time and the months of the year this week.

Have a look at this story on you tube to help you learn how to tell the time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaVgBjVh4b8

Here’s a song about the months of the year that you can learn to sing at home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw

Give these worksheets a try. No need to print, just try orally

 

Extra Ideas

  • Draw a pictorial timetable of your day, drawing a clock showing the time with each picture.
  • Draw a timetable for your week, showing the time with each picture.

 

Irish

Please click on this link for a video on this week’s Irish reading and activities. I hope it makes it easier at home for you all.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhVXlBUDN

Bua na Cainte pgs 71-74

Irish Reading

Cá bhfuil tú? (Where are you?)

Ceisteanna (Questions)

You could try these out at home. The video can help you with these.

 

2nd Class

English:Spellings: Let’s look at some months of the year for our spellings this week.

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT763khSuYU Click into this for a song about spelling the months of the year.

This week you could write out the words twice on a piece of paper, shuffle them up and divide them out to play snap!

Or

I know our class love unscramble the word challenges…I’d love to see if you can get them all, you could send me a picture of your answers! Remember to put in the capitals for the months of the year when you unscramble them.

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

  • The Green Genie – Unit 19, each time you read the story search for something different: ten nouns on one day, ten verbs (doing words) another day, and five adjectives (describing words another day). Complete p 77.

Phonics:

  • oo sound The Green Genie p 78
  • You could make your own four in a row game to play as shown below. Read the word and colour it, try to get four in a row.

 

Word Study:

  • Opposites The Green Genie p 79

 

Extra English Activities:

  • Summer poem competition: Write a poem to celebrate the arrival of summer.

Here are some ideas to help you get going!

  • Creative Writing

Try one a day!

 

  • Have a look at this pathway through the forest. What’s at the end of the pathway??? Tell me what you find! (If you find this tricky to think of something, use your senses to help. What can you see, hear, feel, taste and smell?? Write a sentence for each.)
  • David Walliams has asked you to write a new character for his ‘World’s Worst Children’ series. Use the template below and some of the words from the character traits list to create your character.

 

 

  • Write a letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar or Minister for health, Simon Harris. You could maybe thank them for all their hard work or ask them a question about the Coronavirus. Remember to use question marks when asking a question!
  • Roll a Fairytale and get writing!!!

 

 

  • Keep a diary or write your news.
  • Read the story of the Three Little Pigs and retell the story from the point of view of the wolf! Pretend you are the wolf. Write the story and draw some pictures.

 

 

  • Let’s Get Talking!

Next time you have dinner with your family, see can you answer some of these questions????

 

Discussion Ideas for Summer at home.

Discuss the season of Summer.

Talk about ladybirds, bees, butterflies.

Talk about shape, texture and materials.

Allow the child to create their own summer picture after the discussion.

Encourage them to use a variety of media in the picture:  they could use coloured cupcake papers as flowers, cotton buds painted to make a fence, some tin foil for the sun, printed caterpillars using paint and a bottle cork etc.

Maths:

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete a test at the back of the Mental Maths book.

Tables:

 

 

 

Maths Topic This Week: The Calendar

Activity 1-Days of the Week:

Game to play:

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-2/days-of-the-week

 

Activity 2-Months of the year song and poem:

Here’s a months of the year song, you can put the actions of macarena to it and teach your family!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5enDRrWyXaw

See if you can answer these from the poem:

  • How many days does June have?
  • What months have 30 days in them?
  • What days have 31 days in them?
  • How many days does February have?
  • How many months in a year?
  • How many months in half a year?

Activity 3: The Calendar

Game to play:

https://www.abcya.com/games/calendar_word_problems

Activity 4: The Seasons

Game to play:

 

 

Irish

Here is the link to talk you through Irish this week:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfv6mBYH0

Activity 1 Reading: Read each day or a box each day, whichever you prefer. Here’s a video link of the Irish work this week to help you:

 

Activity 2: Ba mhaith liom….I would like.  (These activities can be filled into the Bua na Cainte Book)

Cad ba mhaith leat? What would you like?

Ba mhaith liom….

Try this activity underneath, you can say it out loud if you like.

 Activity 3: Thug mamaí ___ dó. Mom gave ____to him.

Activity 4: Thug mamaí ___ di. Mom gave ___ to her.

Extra Activities:

 

SESE: Birds

  • First take a look at some bird nests using this link.

https://mysterydoug.com/mysteries/birds-spring#slide-id-8400

  • Build your own nest

 

  • Keep an eye out for these birds in your garden throughout the week.

 

  • Have a listen to the birds that you hear and then take a look at this link, listen to the different bird calls and see if you can figure out which one it is!

https://greennews.ie/know-your-birdsong-click-through-our-quick-guide-to-the-calls-of-common-irish-birds/

  • Create a fact file about a bird like this one or have a read of the fantastic projects that first class did in February.

 

P.E. :

Dance

See can you learn this energetic dance routine to ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’.

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

Irish Dancing

 

Soccer Skills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=tJ9e_CuSKQg&feature=emb_logo

Art:

  • You could try making your own bird house or bird feeder using recycled materials:

or draw /design your own bird house and colour it in:

Music:

Mozart:

David Walliams has a funny podcast about Mozart and his life. Have a listen

https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/david-walliams-marvellous-musical-podcast/

 

Have a listen and sing along to Three Little Birds by Bob Marley: Sing it for your family!

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

 

SPHE:

This site has ideas about farm safety especially now that it’s summer time.

http://www.agrikids.ie/learn-more.php

Have a look and maybe create a poster showing the dangers on a farm or ways to stay safe on a farm.

 

Baking:

I’m going to try one of these this week! Yum!

 

Lego:

Podcasts for Children:

There is a large amount of podcasts available for children to listen to. Click on this link for a top ten list of children’s podcasts compiled by the Irish Examiner last year.

 

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/culture/10-of-the-best-podcasts-for-children-898795.html

 

 

27th April- May 1st 2020

Dear Parents and Children,

First of all I would like to thank you for all the feedback last week. It’s been so great to hear from so many of you and to be able to help you with your work and see pictures of what you have been doing. It seems like the videos helped so I’ve added them again this week.

For first class, we are looking at subtraction using tens and units in maths. There’s also a video for the Irish again to help with the reading and completing the activities.

For second class, this week in maths we are looking at money and each day there is a short video to help with your activities as children can find this topic tricky. You don’t have to do everything from every activity if it seems too much for your child. There is a lot of material there. There’s also a video for the Irish again to help with the reading and completing the activities. Some of you may have your Planet Maths at home. This week activities were taken from the book and can be filled in there if you’d like.

Again, there are a lot of activities here so please don’t feel under pressure to get everything done. Have a great week and stay safe.

Take care,

Ms Brady (e.brady@upperglanmirens.ie)

++SCROLL DOWN FOR 2ND CLASS AND SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR BOTH CLASSES+++

Monday

English:

Spellings:

Unit 26-Set 1 Activities A+B

If you have hair gel or paint, pop some into a ziplock bag. Seal it tightly. Lay the bag out flat and trace your spellings with your finger on the bag to help you learn them. You can use sandpaper or playdough either, whichever you prefer!

 

Reading:

Two Little Frogs Unit 18 ‘Rapunzel’ (pg 72)

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 73 Activities A+B

Two Little Frogs pg 74 Activity A+B

Before you do Activity A on pg 74, look back at Unit 15 of your Spellbound Workbook. See can you say the magic ‘e’ words. Remember when ‘e’ comes at the end of a word, it makes the vowel say its name (There are 5 vowels a,e,i.o.u). Have a look at the posters below and see can you say the words out loud.

 

Creative Writing

Maths:

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete Monday

Tables:

 

Maths Topic

This short video subtracting tens and units. (It also prepares the pages from Planet Maths)

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfZIAAxl6

 

This poster will help you look out for words that mean subtract.

P131. Planet Maths Workbook.

 

Irish

Please click on this link for a video on this week’s Irish reading and activities. I hope it makes it easier at home for you all.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYf029A0rw

 

Irish reading: Ar Scoil (At school)

Try this short reading today at home.

 

Have a listen to this Irish Story ‘An Sionnach Glic agus an Chircīn Rua’

https://soundcloud.com/forasnagaeilge/an-sionnach-glic-agus-an-chircin-rua

After listening to the story, you can open your Bua na Cainte Workbook on page 81 and colour in the picture

 

Tuesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 26-Set 2 Activities C+D

Sprinkle some salt/flour on a tray and trace today’s and yesterday’s spellings.

 

Reading: Rapunzel

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 74 Activity C (You could use the posters from Monday to help you with these sentences)

Two Little Frogs pg 75 Activities A, B and C

Have a look at the activity below. See can you fill in the blanks. No need to print, just complete orally. Design the most brightly coloured kite you can, cut it out and stick it on your bedroom window!

 

Creative Writing:

  • David Walliams has asked you to write a new character for his ‘World’s Worst Teacher’ series. Describe what type of teacher she/he is and what it’s like to be in their class!

  • Keep a diary or write your news.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Tuesday

Tables: (as above)

Maths Topic

Planet Maths-pg 132 (A and B) The sums might be easier being written as a castle sum for both of these activities.

 

Irish (See video link)

Irish Reading: Mo Rang (My Class)

 

If you would like to try out a few irish phrases at home this week, these can be used everyday!

Tá tuirse orm. (I am tired)

Tá áthas orm. (I am happy)

Tá ocras orm. (I am hungry)

Tá tart orm. (I am thirsty)

Wednesday

English:

Spellings: Unit 26-Set 3 Activities E+F

Have a go at this roll and spell game. If you liked any of the previous roll and spell activities, you could give them a go too.

 

 

Reading:

Two Little Frogs Unit 17 ‘Why Zebras have Stripes’ (pg 76)

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 77 Activities A and B (For activity A, try your best to remember capital letters at the start of the sentence and full stops at the end)

Two Little Frogs pg 78 Activity A

Have a look at these activities below and see can you figure them out.

 

 

Creative Writing:

  • Roll a story and have fun

  • Keep a diary or write your news.

 

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: Revise -3 and -4

Planet Maths pg 132 Subtraction

Have a go at this dice subtraction game. Use the inside of a cereal box to write out the numbers and get dice and counters/coins to begin! (We played the addition version during stations)

 

 

Irish (See video link above)

Irish reading: Na Paistī (The Children)

Have a go at reading this short piece of reading today.

 

These are words of things we find in our classroom. Fill in the blanks below with items from the poster to write your own Irish story.

 

Tá _________ sa seomra ranga. (___________ is in the classroom.)

Tá ________ ar an mbord.  (________________ is on the table.)

Tá _________ ar an gcathaoir. (__________ is on the chair.)

Tá _________ ar an tseilf. (___________ is on the shelf)

Tá_________ sa chofra (____________ is in the press)

 

 

 

Thursday

English:

Spellings: Unit 26-Set 4 Activity G

If you have lego or bricks, see can you create your spellings with them!

Reading: Why Zebras have Stripes?

Written Activities:

New Wave English-Complete the next day of questions

Two Little Frogs pg 78 Activity B

Two Little Frogs pg 79 Activities A,B,C and D

For Activity B, use this poster to help you.

For Activity C, remember that an is used before a word starting with a vowel (a,e,i,o,u) for example an army, an elephant, an igloo, an ostrich, an umbrella.

For every other letter, you use a. See can you figure out this worksheet!

 

Story and Creative Writing

Read the story of the Three Little Pigs and retell the story from the point of view of the wolf!

Pretend you are the wolf. Write the story and draw some pictures.

 

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Planet Maths: pg 146 and 147. Have fun with this new game!

 

If you would like to practise some more subtraction sums, try this worksheet. (optional)

 

 

Irish (See video link)

Irish reading: Cé atá? Tá mé (Who is? I am)

Try this short piece of reading at home today.

 

On a page at home, you could write the four lines and draw pictures of yourself doing the actions

Friday

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

Maths: 

Master Your Maths Weekly Test and test your -8 tables

Irish: Read back over the four Irish stories. Pretend you are on TG4 reading them your stories!

2ND CLASS

Monday

English:

Spellings:

  • film
  • kept
  • key

Here’s another roll and spell game that you can use for this week!

 

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

  • The Green Genie – Unit 18, p 72 The Green Genie. Read and search for ten nouns in the story. Complete activity B, C and D on p 73.

Maths:

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete Monday

Tables:

 

 

Maths Topic This Week: Money

Here are a few ideas to do at home during the week to have some fun with learning money:

This has a range of activities if you want to do any additional work.

  • Play shop! Your child