Ms. O’Shea 19/20

Virtual Sports Week 

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying virtual sports week. Don’t worry if you haven’t done activities yet. You can try any of the activities any time and I’d love to see your pictures. Here are a few pictures of Maria and her family on their run on Monday and Carrie with her family braving the horrible weather on Monday. Go Maria and Carrie!

 

2nd Class

June 22nd -June 25th 

Dear Parents and Children,

It’s hard to believe we are in the final week of school! Firstly, I would like to say how proud I am of all of you. You have put in a huge effort over the last three and a half months and I know it was strange doing your work at home without all your school friends around you. 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.

Thank you for keeping in touch over the past few months. Your emails, pictures and videos were fantastic and I looked forward to getting them and seeing what you were all up to each week. They kept me going too!

The summer holidays will begin this Friday. I’d encourage you all to keep reading books, keep as active and stay safe on roads, farms and near water. I’d love to see you all continuing to engage so well with nature as you have done over the past few months.

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 try at home with your families. Watch out for some familiar faces in the videos!!!! Scroll down for Monday’s virtual sports day activity.

On Monday the 22nd of June, the school will be open from 10am-12pm for you to return book rental books and collect the remainder of your child’s belongings. 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.oshea@upperglanmirens.ie if you would like to collect your child’s belongings.

I hope you all have a fantastic, sunny, fun-filled summer. I look forward to seeing you all in September to catch up with you all! I have put together a little slideshow for the end of year in the link here, I hope you enjoy it. https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1F2vC59H

Best wishes,

Ms. O’Shea 😊

***A big summer holiday happy birthday to Tommy who will be celebrating his 9th birthday this week. Have a great day Tommy!

Monday

Virtual Sports Activity:

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, you can do them orally:

 

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

Maybe make up some ‘Would You Rather..’ questions for your family!

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:

 

 

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

A great white shark swimming with a slight smile on its face just below the surface. The environment is the deep blue ocean. The shark looks to be in hunting mode.

Live viewing of sharks:

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

 

Tour guide lesson on sharks:

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 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.

Enjoy a word search, see if you can beat your friend and time yourself!

 

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

3D illustration background of jellyfish. Jellyfish swims in the ocean sea, light passes through the water, creating the effect of volume-rays. Dangerous blue jellyfish

 

 

Live viewing of Moon Jellies

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

 

Tour guide lesson on moon jellies and other ocean drifters:

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

 

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 underwater 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 us 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Class

15th-19th June

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. 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 if you need it. Thank you for all your hard work over the past couple of weeks! Remember there are lots of ways to learn, it doesn’t have to be book work all of the time! A big thank you to Robyn who made our class out of Lego this week. Thank you Robyn, it’s impressive!

Last week, we had a look at Madison’s butterflies which were amazing. This week we have a great video from Lily looking after her bees. I thought it was pretty amazing so I’d like to share it here with you all!

 

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

Take care,

Ms. O’Shea.

 

 

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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flat Stanley:

·         You could listen to chapter two 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

Read the postcard above again and answer the questions.

Wednesday

English:

Spellings:

·         explosion

·         television

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading:

 Flat Stanley:

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

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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.

Reading

 Flat Stanley:

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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! If you build one I’d love to see some pictures of your designs.

Maybe you could do your school work in there!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science Experiment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Callum had great fun using his home-made solar oven, well done Callum!

If you want to have a try at using a solar oven to melt or cook things,

use this to have a go!

It works well for melting chocolate on marshmallows….my favourite!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Father’s Day: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Paddy has been doing a great job

with his Lego challenges!

Look below for some more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/5ea67-paws2englishweb.pdf

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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.

I have really enjoyed looking at the pictures of all the activities you have been up to and well done on all the great work being done at home. There is a video this week just for Irish to go through some words about summer clothes. As always, I’m available at e.oshea@upperglanmire.ie if I can help with anything. Again, this is a just a guide for you to use with a few extra bits to cater for all interests and talents.

I’d like to share some pictures of Madison’s butterflies this week which she has watched grow over the past few weeks. It’s great to see so many children taking a real interest in nature.

A very big happy birthday to Mary Kate who turns 9 this week! I hope you have a fun day Mary Kate 😊

Stay safe and take care,

Ms. O’Shea.

 

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 Ms. Brady reading chapter two and have a look at the activity below:

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

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: Complete any activities left or try these two word problems:

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 we gathered.

Try this activity today, remember to take a tally first as you ask your family at home and friends on the phone which fruit they like best. Then cut pieces of paper and stick them under the fruit for each vote. If you want my vote, I prefer oranges!

Irish

Monday’s Irish Activity:

Eádaí Samhraidh: Summer clothes

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

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1fXIpLU

Tuesday

English:

Spellings:

·         station

·         relation

·         action

 

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises.

Reading

·         Read the piece about the minibeasts (above) 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 by clicking on the link above.

·         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 you 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: 

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 is wearing!

 

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 rule 😊

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:

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:

 

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 try this brainteaser out for today!

 

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!

Or see if 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

Activities you could try at home…

 

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

or have a look at this website for more ideas about lego experiments!

https://www.science-sparks.com/category/science-experiments-for-kids/lego-science-experiments/

 

Poetry

Have fun learning these two poems at home. See how fast you can say Bobby Bippy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Second Class

3rd-5th June

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. Brady 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.oshea@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 Joe who turns 9 this week. Have a great day Joe, hope the sun shines for you! Thank you too to Isla for creating me in Lego form which is very useful now for my webpage!

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 unscramble 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:

Here’s a link to Flat Stanley if you’d like to listen to Ms. Brady this week and read along with her.

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

Or if you’d like the pdf of it to read yourself, take a look below:

Click to access stanley.pdf

Before you read the story make some predictions!

 

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

 

If you’d like to do a little extra

Look at the people in the pictures and write what they are thinking about Stanley’s situation:

 

Extra Suggested Activities:

·         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!

 

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

 

·         Here’s an adding by nine songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbICLi2mY6E

 

·         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

 

Geography: Ulster and its counties

Ulster

This is the last of the four provinces.

-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

 

 

Counties Poem

Now that we finished the hour provinces of Ireland, you can put the poem together!

 

 

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!

 

Or why not try this recipe sent to me by Eva in our class who has been very busy in the kitchen, it’s delicious!

Lego Ideas

Poetry

Try these two Summer themed poems.

 

 

 

 

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’ve loved seeing your amazing Lego creations and there’s definitely some bakers of the future in the making! 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. Before we left we planted some tomatoes and peas and I’ve been trying my best to keep them alive! Below is a picture to prove it!

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.oshea@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. Family life is priority. I hope you all have a great week and it’ll be June before we know it!

Stay safe,

Ms. O’Shea.

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 10 is 2 too many.

Answer = 44

 


 

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 or play daily ten addition, level 2 addition, on this website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 .

 

 

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

·         Write a story about going to the zoo using the sentences you were writing or saying out loud during the week.

 

 

·         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 ‘Scéal don Lae’ series about a cake for a king!

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

 

SESE: 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!

 

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!

 

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 these poems during the year. See can you say them and perform them for your family!

 

 

 

 

 

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. O’Shea.

 

 

 

 

 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 for 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 great 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. There is a video to go through the Irish spellings, reading and activities for the week if you need it. Well done on all the hard work and as usual please contact me on e.oshea@upperglanmirens.ie if I can help in any way.

A big Happy Birthday to Robyn who celebrates her birthday this week. Have a great day!

I would like to share these summer poems with you by Lily, James, Faye, Maria and Mary Kate. I enjoyed every one of them and they were all so different! Well done!

Take care,

Ms. O’Shea.

 

 

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.

For 24+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:

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 (describing 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: 2D 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/

 

Plurals:

 

·         The Green Genie p 87 Revision of Plurals.

 

·         You might enjoy this board game 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

  • 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 Dónall Dána.

 

Suggested Extra Activities: 

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

 

-Geography: Connacht and its counties (Connaught is another way to spell it)

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

 

–      Connacht is the smallest of the four provinces. The 5 counties are Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon. See if you can find 5 facts about the province.

 

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

 

Folk Stories from Connacht

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. :

 

Recipe:

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

Pick which poem you prefer. See can you perform it for your family this week with actions!

 

Creative Writing Ideas

·         Read through this list of ideas and pick one of the ideas to write about during the week.

 

 

·         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!

·         Have a listen to this story about ‘Harry the Dirty Dog’

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 Second Class

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.oshea@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 book work 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.

Stay safe and take care,

Ms. O’Shea.

*This Friday is the last day for the summer poem competition. If you have an entry you can email it on to me by then.

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:

·         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:

·         This week they can work on  +6. It is so important to learn tables really well for quick recall. It will benefit your child hugely. Have a look at how plus 6 works on the hundred square: https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 

·         Sing along to this for tables if you like! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCtuuIq8VoQ

 

·         After this, you could give your child ten sums based around this week’s tables to answer and correct them together. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button Try the up to 20 U+U+U (adding three one digit numbers together.

 

 

·         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 to work on o’clock and half past, analogue and digital:

 

·         http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L9644/index.html matching digital and analogue hour and half hour.

·         http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L9653/index.html go fish with analogue and digital times (hour and half hour)

 

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/wa