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.files.wordpress.com/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/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 to work on quarter past analogue and digital:

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

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? Practise 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 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: 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

Friday

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

 

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

1)    At what time does Wild Kids start?

2)   At what time does Home School start?

3)   At what time does Disney the Lodge finish?

4)   What programme is scheduled to begin after Ben 10 finishes?

5)   If I turned on the TV at 10 am, what programme would be on RTE 1?

6)   If I turned on the TV at 10 am, what would be on Disney Channel?

7)   How long does Aladdin last?

8)   How long does Jessie Last?

Gaeilge:

Friday spelling test.

Additional Irish Ideas

·         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:

 

Creative Writing Ideas

·         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?

·         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!

 

 

 

 

 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 be in contact with so many of you through email and to hear how everything is going and what you’ve all been up to. It was lovely to see so many children engaging with nature. I loved all the pictures of the children’s work, beautiful pieces of art, lego, dress up time, nature walks you’ve been on and I even got a picture of a hedgehog that visited Lily’s garden. Amazing! 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 if you need it and don’t feel obliged to complete everything, this is just a guide for you to use as you see fit.

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 Jamie and Eva who had birthdays at the end of last week and Ava-Rose and Caleb who celebrate birthdays this week. Enjoy!

Take care and have a lovely week,

Ms O’Shea.

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 and summer words are below.

 

 

·         Creative Writing Choose one you’d like to do!

·         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:

·         This week they can work on  +5. Again it’s worthwhile to show them this on a hundred square too using the link below: https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 

·         Sing along to this plus 5 song if you like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSwfDpz9qE4

 

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

·         Continue to use websites for working on tables in a fun way: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and http://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php

 

Maths Topic This Week: The Calendar-you could do these activities orally.

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:

1)  How many days does June have?

2)  What months have 30 days in them?

3)  What days have 31 days in them?

4)  How many days does February have?

5)  How many months in a year?

6)  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.

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.

P.E. :

Dance

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

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

 

Soccer Skills:

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

Irish dancing: You could try out a bit of Irish dancing this week on the days the weather isn’t so great!

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

 

 

 

Second Class

27th April-1st May

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 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. Again, please don’t feel obliged to do everything, these are suggestions and guidance to help you at home. Many activities can be done orally, especially Irish activities if you feel they are taking too much time. I have added some butterfly activities this week and would love to know if you spot any in the garden and what type of butterfly it was! I look forward to hearing from you this week and again let me know if I can help in any way at e.oshea@upperglanmirens.ie . Have a great week and stay safe!

Take care,

Ms O’Shea.

This week there is a great competition for kids to enter, here are the details and a link to some activities based around it:

Issue 2 Primary edit

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:

·         This week they can work on  +4. Again it’s worthwhile to show them this on a hundred square too using the link below: https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 

·         Sing along to this for tables if you like! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=23&v=Ox7RQNsv4FA&feature=emb_logo

 

·         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/daily10 try level one and click on addition and up to twenty adding ones or number bonds to 10, great practise for tables!!

·         Continue to use websites for working on tables in a fun way: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and http://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php

·         Table topper sheets are available on Folens online website.

Maths Topic This Week: Money

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

·         https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/15907/

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

·         Play shop! Your child could get a few things from the cupboard and label them with prices up to 1 or 2 euro. Buy one or two things at a time and if they are ready, work on change.

·         Look at receipts of food items after shopping and ask your child how much a certain item was, which was the most expensive, the cheapest etc.

·         Sorting coins from a piggy bank into groups of coins to make euros to make it easy to count.

·         Make rubbings of different coins.

·         Coin throw- make a ring on the floor, take a few steps back and call a coin to throw in or an amount of money made up of a few coins.

Monday

Here is a link to help with Monday’s activities:

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

•      Games to play online:

Money Machine- https://www.teachingmoney.co.uk/eurosite/wb/calceuro.html

Count Up- https://www.teachingmoney.co.uk/eurosite/wb/makemeEURO.html

 

Irish

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.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfrlCAV1L

Monday’s Irish Activity:

Ar cheannaigh? Did ___ buy? Cheannaigh/Níor cheannaigh-did buy/didn’t buy

*This can be done orally if you prefer.

 

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 27 An Teilifís-The t.v.

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activities A+B

 

Tuesday

English:

Spellings:

·         honey

·         money

·         donkey

 

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next daily exercise.

Reading and Writing

·         The Green Genie: Read p 72 Unit 18 again and look for adjectives (describing words) in the piece of reading. Once again you could use the Read, Cover, Remember, Retell activity to make sure your child understands the piece that they have read.

·         Answer the questions from Part A p 73 in homework copy.

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Tuesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Money

Tuesday: Here’s the link for Tuesday’s activities to explain the activities.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfrQUAch8

·         Games for today:

Shopping Spree-https://www.teachingmoney.co.uk/eurosite/wb/ClassPresentsEURO.html

 

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Tuesday’s Irish Activity:

Look at yesterday’s picture and try these questions. Again these can be done orally if you prefer.

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 27 An Teilifís

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activities C+D

 

Wednesday

English:

Spellings:

·         chimney

·         journey

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

·         The Green Genie-Read p 72 again and look for verbs (doing words) .Plurals p 75 To make more than one we usually add s. Fill in activitiy A.

Game: Here’s a game that works on singular (one) and plural (many)- https://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/singular-or-plural-1.html

 

Maths:

 Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Money

Wednesday: Here’s the link to watch for help with today’s maths:

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfrQGAc6r

·         Games for today:

Change please: https://www.teachingmoney.co.uk/eurosite/games/changeEURO.html

Just try change up to 50c for today

•      Count up the money game: https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-2/count-money-up-to-1-euro

 

 

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Wednesday’s Irish Activity:

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 27, An litir í

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activities E+F

 

Thursday

English:

Spellings:

·         thousand

·         million

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

·         Read p 72 again and using a colour try to find some plurals and colour them.

·         The Green Genie p 75-We are working on the plural rule of adding -es to words that end with s, x, z, ch and sh. Fill in activity B and C.

Here is a video to help with this concept: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD1OaD4FBqM

Here’s a board game to play, you could just see who gets to the end first if you can’t print it out or just use it to go over the plurals orally.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Money

Thursday: Link to video: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfrlIAcNC

•      Game For Today: Coin Exchange: https://www.teachingmoney.co.uk/eurosite/games/coinxEURO.html

 

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Thursday’s Irish Activity:

*This can be done orally if you prefer.

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 27

·         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: No need to complete Mental Maths test at the back this week. There’s a lot of maths this week already 😊

Maths topic: Money

Friday: Link to video- https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfrlOAcWO

 

Additional Irish Ideas

·         Story: Goldilocks and the Three Bears as Gaeilge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Aa8lBXUos

Suggested Extra Activities

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

Geography/Science: Cycles

Do a little research into life cycles, starting with the life cycle of a butterfly.

https://www.natgeokids.com/ie/discover/animals/insects/butterfly-life-cycle/

Drama: Pretend you’re David Attenborough and talk your family through the life cycle of a butterfly! You can use the sheet above to help you.

Nature Walk: Look out for these butterflies in your garden. If this poster is too small for you to see, here’s the link: https://www.biodiversityireland.ie/download-your-free-poster-of-the-butterflies-of-ireland/

 

P.E. 

Don’t forget to exercise regularly and get some fresh air! Try these out, I’m going to try them too 🙂

Art: 

It’s the last week of April so why not try some April shower art?!

Here’s a drawing activity that might be enjoyed:

https://whimsyworkshopteaching.com/directed-drawing-videos/

 

Poetry:

 

Baking:

These would be fun to make on a rainy day!

 

 

Singing: Did anybody watch Moana last week? I love this song. Give it a try on karaoke.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REntT1Amvxc

 

Lego:

For my amazing lego builders, here’s some lego challenges, more to come next week.

 

Meditation:

And relax!

 

Outdoor activity:

Snakes and ladders

 

 

 

 

Second Class

20th-24th April

Dear Parents and Children,

I hope you all had a nice Easter, had lots of chocolate and enjoyed your time together. The weather has been beautiful for most of the last fortnight and I really hope you enjoyed it and I hope the children played as much as they could outside! Please see below some suggested work for the week ahead. As was said before the Easter holidays, this is only suggested work and you are under no pressure to complete the activities. I understand that these are very tough times for all families and school work should not be an added worry. If you need any help, advice or additional ideas during the week, please email me on e.oshea@upperglanmirens.ie . The answer booklets for New Wave English and Master your Maths can be emailed to you if you need them. You can also send on pictures of the children’s activities or if you would like any work checked or corrected, please feel free to contact me through email. If there is anything else that you feel would make life or school work easier, please let me know and I will do my best to help. I have added support videos for this week’s Irish and Maths lessons. The Irish video is in Monday’s section and the maths video is in Tuesday’s section. I would welcome any feedback on these with regards to whether they are beneficial for your child at home.

Both RTE and TG4 have programmes with excellent content for children each morning. See below in the additional Irish section the timetable for TG4’s school programme which starts today. The timetable for RTE’s School Hub is below in the suggested activities also.

Lastly, in these unprecedented times, we would encourage the children to try create a Covid 19 Time Capsule. Lots of things can be added to this ‘living history’ project for example photos from this time, diary or journal entries, clippings from the newspaper, any art work, a profile about yourself and your family, a letter to yourself to read in years to come, an interview with one of your parents or grandparents or you could make a list of the efforts that are being made in your community to help everyone during the pandemic. You can decide what you put in and it would be a lovely thing to read through in the future.

Please stay safe and follow the government guidelines.

Take care,

Ms O’Shea.

P.S. I would like to say a huge Happy Birthday to Isla, Faye, Darcy and Lily who had birthdays since we saw each other last. I hope you all had lovely birthdays and hopefully you’ll be able to have your night off homework when we get back to school!

2nd Class Communion Preparation

Dear Children,

I know that next Saturday, the 25th of April would have been your First Holy Communion Day. I know you were all so excited and your families were so busy preparing for your big day. I want to let you all know that it will be rescheduled and you will be making your Communion when things are back to normal. In the meantime, I would encourage you to read over your prayer and song sheets and try singing the songs at home. If you would like another copy of the prayers and songs or the audio clips of the songs, ask your parents to send an email and I can forward it on.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon,

Ms O’Shea.

 

Monday

English: Spellings:

·         twig

·         from

·         pork

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 16, p 64 Copper. Read and search for ten nouns in the story. Complete activity B, C and D on p 65.

P 66 y as in i. Here’s a song with a few visuals to help! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pdmaKQauXc

You might want to try another sorting activity this week to practise:

 

Maths:

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete Monday

Tables:

·         This week they can work on  +2 and +3. Again it’s worthwhile to show them this on a hundred square too using the link below: https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 

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

·         You can continue to use this link to say our tables to the beat everyday. Try to learn four tables everyday off by heart after saying the tables through. After this, you could give your child ten sums based around this week’s tables to answer and correct them together. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 try level one and click on addition and missing numbers up to 10, great practise for tables!!

·         Continue to use websites for working on tables in a fun way: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and http://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php

·         Table topper sheets are available on Folens online website.

Maths Topic This Week: Addition of Three numbers and Area

Addition with three numbers: Remember never more than nine on the units side so if it goes over nine that means you can make a new bundle of ten and send it to the tens house (carry the one to the tens side, down low on the line on the inside of the tens numbers). Remember to use strategies when adding like finding friendly numbers to make ten first or using doubles and near doubles.

 

 

Irish

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

http://somup.com/cYfe2w14sW

 

Ar An/ Faoin: On/Under

Tá an chlann sa seomra suite: The family are in the sitting room.

Tá Cócó ina luí ar an teilifís: Cócó is lying on the television.

Tá Mamaí ina suí ar an tolg: Mom is sitting on the couch.

Tá Daidí ina shuí faoin lampa: Dad is sitting under the lamp.

Tá Max ina luí faoin mbord: Max is lying under the table.

 

An seomra leapa-the bedroom

Look at the picture above. Fill in the blanks below.

Write two sentences from this each day.

 

Cómhrá:

1.Cad atá sa seomra leapa? (What is in the bedroom?)

Tá _________ sa seomra leapa. (insert something from the picture above)

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 26, An Litir í

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activities A+B

Tuesday

English: Spellings:

·         walk

·         jaw

·         north

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next daily exercise.

Reading and Writing

·         The Green Genie: Read p 64 Unit 16 again and look for adjectives (describing words) in the piece of reading. Once again you could use the Read, Cover, Remember, Retell activity to make sure your child understands the piece that they have read.

·         Answer the questions from Part A p 65 in homework copy.

·         Complete pg 67-Doing words (verbs)-our rule in school is ‘Take off the ‘e’, add -ing’. Here’s a fun rap song for the kids to listen to before completing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16LFRHqgG9M

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Tuesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Area- Here is a video going through the activities for the week. It might be of some help.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYfeln4dCX

Area is the size a surface takes up. To start off you might try an activity seeing how many of these various things could cover the kitchen table or the coffee table or your desk.

Next, take a look at these and see which has the greater surface area.

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

An bhfuil cuirtíní sa seomra leapa? (Are there curtains in the bedroom?)

cuirtíní sa seomra leapa. (There are curtains in the bedroom.)

 

Abairtí

The next two sentences on Monday’s activity.

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 26, An Litir í

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activities C+D

 

Wednesday

English: Spellings:

·         straw

·         saucepan

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

·         Unit 17 Horses p 68 Read and you could ask your child to read through the piece and find 6 VIP’s (very important points that they think are important to know about horses)

·         Read and complete p 69, B and C

·         P 70 of Green Genie- ee says its letter name e.

Try reading this piece and find the words with the ‘ee’ sound in them.

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Area

Today try these activities:

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

An bhfuil bord sa seomra leapa? (Is there a table in the bedroom?)

Níl bord sa seomra leapa. (There isn’t a table in the bedroom.)

 

Abairtí

The next two sentences on Monday’s activity.

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 26, An litir í

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activities E+F

 

Thursday

English:

English: Spellings:

·         ninety

·         hundred

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

·         Read p 68 again, Unit 17 and find five verbs (doing words).

·         Answer the questions from part A p 69 in homework copy.

·         Complete p 71 on Joining Words (also called conjunctions).

If you want to work more on these read these aloud and insert the correct joining word.

 

 

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Area

 

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

An bhfuil várdrús sa seomra leapa? (Is there a wardrobe in the bedroom?)

várdrús sa seomra leapa. (There is a wardrobe in the bedroom.)

 

Abairtí

The last two sentences on Monday’s activity.

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-Aonad 26, An Litir í

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activity G

 

Friday

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

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

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

Story and Activity

Design your dream house. If you need inspiration, have a look at this fantastic story on YouTube called ‘If I build a house’ by Chris Van Dusem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYfB2MS-ouo

Additional Irish Ideas

Naíonáin -R2 would be best for your child.

·         You can listen to songs in Irish for children on this website. https://songsinirish.com/tags/children/. There’s a good selection of songs for children of all ages.

·         Listen to the story An Tusa Mo Mhamaí? Are you my mommy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qRu7hJ6AiU

 

·         Say the poem: Is maith liom and draw some illustrations like these! Send them on to me if you like, I’d love to see them.

 

 

 

Suggested Extra Activities

RTE SCHOOL HUB TIMETABLE

Click to access rte_hsh.pdf

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

History/Science:

Try to find out some information on Neil Armstrong and the other men that landed on the moon. Watch some videos and gather some information.

·         This link might help to get you started with some information about Neil Armstrong: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/neil-armstrong

 

·         Have a look at these kids talking about rocket launches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSXBuPFMC7w&feature=youtu.be

 

·         Pretend you are going to interview Neil Armstrong about the moon landing. Write down some questions you would like to ask him. Remember your question marks!! 😊

 

·         Here’s a poem about astronauts and space

 

 

·         Maybe you could create your own rocket at home!

 

·         P.E. It is so important to keep active while you are at home. You could keep an exercise/activity diary and record the walks, games and activities you did during the week. You could also create an obstacle course in your home or back garden.

 If you’d like to learn a dance routine, have a look at this fun video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUYSYLC1UIA

 

Art: 

·         Drawing with Don Conroy https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo4dO9D4okn25M6mvfB02rQ/videos

·         Newspaper Art Ideas and Art with recyclable materials.

·         Try these step by step drawings at home and see can you draw these animals and birds.

 

Poetry:

See can you learn this fun poem and add actions together with your family.

‘Daddy fell into the Pond’

 

Geography: Create a Weather Diary. Record the weather each day over the next week or fortnight.

Drama: Look at some ads that you like and find attractive to look at. Make an ad. Draw some posters. Make a pretend video or a video with your family acting out the ad! Have fun!

Nature Walk: Draw the flowers, insects, flowers that you see. Take some photos. Listen to the sounds.

Singing: Here’s a funny song you can try at home. It’s called ‘Boom Chicka Boom’. You can try different voices while you sing it and try write your own verses!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69f9sCwhwYk

Dance: If you’d like to learn a dance routine, have a look at this fun video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUYSYLC1UIA

Meditation: Try some Bubble Breathing. This would be a lovely thing to do before you go to bed.

 

Free Writing/Creative Writing Ideas

·         Your parents want you to do the food shopping this week. Prepare your list and make sure you have enough food for all of your family for 7 days!! (See can you find last week’s receipt at home to give you help!)

·         Write a letter/postcard to your grandparents to see how they are. Draw them a picture and make plan of what you’ll do together when this is all over.

·         You have been asked RTE Junior to write the timetable of programmes for next Monday. Make a list of your favourite shows and organise the schedule for Monday’s listings. (Make sure and check how long some of your programmes are and see can you fit everything in!)

 

 

 

 

 

Second Class

March 30th – April 3rd

Dear Parents and Children,

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

Please stay safe and follow the government guidelines.

Take care,

Ms. O’Shea.

2nd Class Communion Preparation

The children received the prayers, order of the mass and the songs that they will be singing for their First Holy Communion. We would encourage children to read over these and try singing the songs at home. Each year, an art competition is held to design the front and back cover of the Communion booklet. We invite the children to take part and design their own cover for the booklet over the next couple of weeks and the two winners will be chosen when we return to school. See below for examples of previous years. If you would like some audio links of the Communion songs for the children to listen to or just to have on in the background you can email me and I will send them on.  If you need a copy of the prayers and songs or the children have misplaced theirs, email me and I will send them on.

Monday

English: Spellings:

·         snap

·         swam

·         loud

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

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

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

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

·         You could try this activity where you add magic e to lots of words and see how they change.

·         Link to practise magic ‘e’: https://www.fun4thebrain.com/English/magice.html

·         Songs about magic e: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZhl6YcrxZQ  and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTqgFj-gWek

·         Keep a diary of what you had for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

Maths:

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete Monday

Tables:

·         This week they can work on -12. (-12 can teach as -10 and then -2 more) It’s good to show them this on a hundred square too. You could use https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html

 

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

·         You can continue to use this link to say our tables to the beat everyday. Try to learn four tables everyday off by heart after saying the tables through. After this, you could give your child ten sums based around this week’s tables to answer and correct them together. You can mix it up a bit too e.g. ____ – 12 = 6 (remind them to reverse and add to find the answer).

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

·         Table topper sheets that children were getting for homework are available online on Folens which is free to sign up to but if you did the above with your child that is plenty for each day.

Maths Topic: Length

·         https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/15256/ This is a link to a few activities that might be useful for exploring length throughout the week.

·         Monday-Measuring the length of things (how long something is)

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

Thing to measure Estimate Measure

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

 

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

 

Irish

Reading (Leitheoireacht)

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

1.  Bhí sé leathuair tar éis a naoi. Bhí Niamh sa seomra leapa. (It was half past nine. Niamh was in the bedroom.)

2.  Bhí sí ag súgradh le Bran. Chuala sí mamaí ag teacht. (She was playing with Bran. She heard mom coming.)

3.  Léim sí isteach sa leaba. ‘Oíche mhaith agus codladh sámh,’ arsa Mamaí. (She jumped into the bed. Good night and sleep well said mom.)

4.  ‘Oíche mhaith,’ arsa Niamh. (Good night said Niamh.

 

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

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

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

 

Abairtí

Draw your ideal house and label the rooms in Irish.

Write one sentence per night

1. 

Níl

2.  an chistin

an seomra suí

an seomra bia

an seomra leapa

an seomra folctha

3.  thuas staighre (upstairs)

thíos staighre (downstairs)

 
   

 

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Litir ó

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activities A+B

 

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

Tuesday

English: Spellings:

·         cloud

·         found

·         now

Write your spellings in fancy writing three times each!

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next daily exercise.

Reading and Writing

·         The Green Genie: Read p 56 Unit 14 again and look for adjectives (describing words) in the piece of reading. You could use this activity to make sure your child understands what they have read. It is called Read, Cover, Remember and Retell.

·         Answer the questions from Part A p 57 in homework copy.

·         Complete pg 59 – compound words

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

 

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Tuesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Length (how long something is)

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

 

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

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

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

 

Abairti

One sentence per night (see template above)

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Litir ó

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activities C+D

Wednesday

English: Spellings:

·         crowd

·         sunflower

Write the spellings three times each with your eyes closed!

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

·         Unit 15 Pets p 60

·         Read and complete p 61 Activities B, C and E.

·         P 62 of Green Genie- y sounds like e, fill in the page.

·         You could try a word sorting activity like this if you would like to spend more time on phonics.

·         Free Writing Green Genie- p61 D says write about your pet. If you don’t have one or if you’d prefer, write about your dream pet or make up a creature. What is its name? What does it eat? Where does it sleep? What do you do together? Can it do any tricks? What does it look like? (Use lots of adjectives!)

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Length

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

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

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

 

Abairti

One sentence per night

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Litir ó

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activities E+F

Thursday

English:

English: Spellings:

·         seventy

·         eighty

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

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

·         Read p 60 again, Unit 15 and find five verbs (describing words).

·         Answer the questions from part A p 61 in homework copy.

·         Complete p 63 on describing words (adjectives).

·         You could make your own adjective board game like the one below. When you land on a picture, you have to add an adjective to describe it e.g. the red car, the furry teddy….

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Length

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

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

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

Tá an chistin thíos staighre (The kitchen is downstairs)

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Litir ó

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activity G and H

Friday

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

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

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

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

 

Additional Irish Ideas

·         Continue to use the Bua na Cainte programme online if you would like to revise some songs and poems we have already learned or to review language.

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

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

·         Practise your cúpla focail with your child.

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

 Suggested Activities

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

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

Project Idea

The solar system:

·         Research the planets of the solar system and find a way to remember them! (My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas). Watch a video about the planets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLOi2jJBai0 

·         Draw a picture of the planets of the solar system.

·         Design your own planet: What colour would it be, what would it be made from, what would live on it?

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

 

·         Have a listen to the song ‘Yellow Submarine’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i1XD2yN4Ug

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

·         Write an acrostic poem and read it to your family. Here’s some examples to help you get started.

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

 

·         Easter Art Ideas

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

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

 

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

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

https://ncse.ie/online-resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Dear Parents and Children,

I hope you are all keeping well and are enjoying the beautiful weather today. Mr O’Connell has received guidance from the Diocesan Office about the First Holy Communion. We want to assure you that the Communion will take place however the dates are unknown at the moment. We will be in contact with you with any updates on the Communion. As it stands, we are to return to school on April 19th and the Communion was to be held the following Saturday. The original date is still in place however it would seem very unlikely that it would go ahead with the current situation.

 

I hope the children are able to follow the suggested work for this week . I would value any feedback about the work that has been uploaded and if there’s any resources you need to make it more accessible at home. Please feel free to send an email to e.oshea@upperglanmirens.ie at any stage for advice, feedback and anything else I can help with.

The priority at this moment is to keep your family safe, enjoy the weather and keep healthy.

Best Wishes,

Ms. O’Shea.

Second Class

March 23rd -27th

Good morning everyone!

I hope this finds you all in good health. Here are some suggested activities and lessons for the week. They are broken down into daily activities with some extra suggestions at the end if you would like to use them.  I have added some links too that will allow you to further explore areas of learning if you need them.  Obviously, I appreciate that situations are difficult at home and please don’t feel under pressure with all these suggestions. You would never get through everything on this list, they are just here as a resource and to help with a bit of structure to learning. If you would like an audio to support you with the Irish reading and cómhra you can email me and I will send it on. This week is National Tree Week so why not look out for different types of trees or look up some of the world’s most amazing trees and write or learn a few facts about them and the countries that they are in. Let me know if I can help in any other way. Feel free to email if you need any further support: e.oshea@upperglanmirens.ie . Have a good week and be safe.

Ms. O’Shea.

Monday 23rd

English: Spellings:

·         drag

·         trip

·         join

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

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

·         The Green Genie – Unit 12 Read and search for ten nouns in the story. Complete activity B, C and D p 49 and p 50 – work on magic e

·         Link to practise magic ‘e’: https://www.fun4thebrain.com/English/magice.html

·         Songs about magic e: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZhl6YcrxZQ  and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTqgFj-gWek

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

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

Maths:

Master your Maths:

New Week-Complete Monday

(Children are used to doing this for their homework. The last two in the coloured box are word problems and I always encourage the children to work these out in the box provided or draw a picture to help them comprehend it. Look for language that means add and take away for clues)

Tables:

·         This is a great opportunity for your child to master their tables which will benefit them hugely throughout their school life. This week they can work on -11. (you can also teach as -10 and then -1 more)

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

·         We used this link to say our tables to the beat everyday. Play it in the background and the children will know what to do. Try to learn four tables everyday off by heart after saying the tables through. After this, you could give your child ten sums based around this week’s tables to answer and correct them together. You can mix it up a bit too e.g. ____ – 11 = 6 (remind them to reverse and add to find the answer).

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

·         Table topper sheets that children were getting for homework are available online on Folens which is free to sign up to but if you did the above with your child that is plenty for each day.

Maths Topic: Subtraction with regrouping

(*We were working on this when school closed and the children were doing very well with it. It is an important concept that they will need to know for 3rd class so the more revision we can do on this, the better. It is important not to confuse the children with the borrow one pay back one as I did in school myself.)

Remind the children to start with the units and say the rhyme: ‘More on top, no need to stop. More on the floor, go next door and get some more’. Always start with the units first. This link will support you if there is any confusion. https://ncca.ie/media/1439/tipsheet_helping_you_child_with_subtraction_tens_units.pdf

Here is a link to resources available for maths on folens which is free to parents at the moment: https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths2/resources/

 

Your child could complete half of these on Monday and the other half on Tuesday.

 Irish

Reading (Léitheoireacht)

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

1.     Bhí Oisín agus Niamh ag an mbord. (Oisín and Niamh were at the table.)

2.    Bhí siad ag imirt cluiche. (They were playing a game.)

3.    Tháinig mamaí isteach sa chistin. ‘Dia daoibh. Conas atá sibh?’  (Mom came into the kitchen. Hello, how are you?)

4.    ‘Dia’s Muire duit. Táimid go maith, go raibh maith agat.’ (Hello, we are good, thank you.)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

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

Tá mé i mo chónaí i gCorcaigh. Tá mé i mo chónaí i gCúige Mumhan. ( I live in Cork, I live in Munster)

Abairtí-One sentence per night-Choose a word from each number to make a sentence.

1.       Bhí (was)

Ní raibh (wasn’t)

2.       mé (me)

an múinteoir (the teacher)

na cailíní (the girls)

3.       ag léim (jumping)

ag dreapadh (climbing)

ag ithe (eating)

ag sleamhnú (sliding)

ag luascadh (swinging)

 

4.       sa chistin (in the kitchen)

ar an sleamhnán (on the slide)

sa pháirc (in the field)

sa seomra bia (in the dining room)

sa seomra leapa (in the bedroom)

5.       aréir (last night)

ar a leathuair tar éis a naoi (at half past nine)

ar an Luan (on Monday)

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Siopa Milseán

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activities A+B

Tuesday

English: Spellings:

·         spoil

·         point

·         joy

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

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

·         The Green Genie: Read p 48 Unit 12 again and look for adjectives (describing words) in the piece of reading.

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

·         Complete pg 51 ‘a or an’ activity.

·         YouTube link for fun video and practise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdU8LcOyIoY

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Tuesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: (see Monday)

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

Cá bhfuil tú? (Where are you?)

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

 

Abairtí

One sentence per night

 Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Siopa Milseán

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activities C+D

 

Wednesday

English: Spellings:

·         royal

·         ointment

See how many times you can write them in one minute!

Create your own wordsearch of this week’s spellings.

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

·         Unit 13 Going Places p 52

·         Read and complete p 53 Activities B and C

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

·         You could pick a mix of magic e words and do a roll the dice activity like this with your child.

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

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Wednesday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic: Subtraction

Your child could do half of these on Wednesday and the other half on Thursday. Check if they need regrouping or not!

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

Cá bhfuil tú?

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

 

Abairtí

One sentence per night

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Siopa Milseán

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activities E+F

Thursday

English:

English: Spellings:

·         fifty

·         sixty

Write a five times each and try using your left hand!

Grammar:

New Wave English-Next day of exercises

Reading and Writing

·         Read p 52 again Unit 13 and find five verbs (doing/action words).

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

·         Complete p 55 on verbs.

·         Play a verb game like hot potato: Put on some music and pass a ball or potato saying  a verb (doing word) each time you pass it and when the music stops, that person is out.

·         An alien lands in your garden. Describe what it looks like and draw a picture of it!

Maths: Master your Maths: New Week-Complete Thursday

Tables: (see above)

Maths Topic (See Wednesday)

 

Irish

Irish Reading (see above)

 

Abairtí: One sentence per night

Irish Questions (Ceisteanna)

Cá bhfuil tú?

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

 

Fuaimeanna agus Focal-An Siopa Milseán

·         Two Irish spellings

·         Activity G

Friday

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

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

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

Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story.

 

Additional Irish Ideas

·         In class, the children use the Bua na Cainte programme. If you would like your child to have access to this, follow the steps below. Your child could look at some of the themes we’ve already covered, play the games, sing along with songs and say the poems.

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

·         Sceal don Lae on youtube.com has a lovely selection of stories to listen to. Drochlá Ruairí is a nice one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn1mxujspEA

·         Practise your cúpla focail with your child.

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

Suggested Daily Activities

·         Every day at 9am and 5pm, Joe Wicks, a You Tube trainer is offering free P.E. lessons for the children to follow. They are great fun and super to keep children moving.

·         Keep a record of all the books and stories you read during this time at home and we can share them with the class when you come back. Re-read your favourite book or read short stories to younger siblings or other family members.

·         This week is National Tree week. Get some paper and crayons and take some leaf or bark rubbings of trees near your home or while you are out for a walk. See can you spot buds growing on the trees, spring flowers, moss, ferns or any minibeasts.

·         Scavenger Hunt at Home- See can you find the following in your house or garden.

·         Have a listen to the song ‘Down the Bay’. See can you write your own verses to add to the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAjhLexlrDc

·         Design your own board game to play at home with your family. Use a cereal box to make the board. Write instructions to explain to your family how to play.

·         Poetry- See can you learn this funny poem with your own actions and perform for your family.

·         The resource site twinkl.ie/offer is offering a free month of access to all its resources. You can enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. There is a lovely story called the ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ on the site. After you’ve enjoyed the story, make a list to what you would do if you had your own magic paintbrush. https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/the-magic-paintbrush-story-powerpoint-english-mandarin-chinese-ma-t-cl-13.

·         Art Ideas to try at home:

 

 

Dear Parents and Children,
We hope you are all keeping safe and healthy. It is very unusual situation we find ourselves in. We hope that we can help you and your children through the next few weeks. Please find below an outline of work for the next two days and some suggested activities. We would encourage lots of reading, playing games and outdoor activities at home.
With kind regards,
Ms O’Shea and Ms Brady.

Second Class: Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March

English:
Spellings: Revise last list and have a Friday spelling test as usual. Your child could make a wordsearch for you to find the spellings!
Grammar: ‘New Wave in English’-Complete the next two days and fill in any days you have not completed so far.
Reading: The Green Genie Unit 10 and complete the written activities on pages 41, 42, 43. and any pages not complete up to p 43. P 43 has a grammar activity based around ‘there’ and ‘their’. This link would help children to work on this tricky concept: https://howtospell.co.uk/homophonesquiz.php
Unit 11, read and complete pages 45, 46 and 47
https://www.vocabulary.cl/Games/collective-nouns.htm This link works on collective nouns.
Writing:
Write a short recount on what you did on St Patrick’s Day (First, Next, Then, Finally)
Write down ten things you love about your mom for Mother’s Day.

Maths:
Tables: This is a great opportunity for your child to master their tables which will benefit them hugely throughout their school life.
Revise -10 tables and go over previous subtraction tables. Some great websites for working on tables in a fun way are https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button and http://www.theschoolhub.ie/sample.php
Mental Maths: ‘Master your Maths’ Test 24 (Ms Brady’s had completed the test but it had not been corrected. Please look over and check for any mistakes).
Maths: Capacity
Chat about capacity at home, using mathematical language such as holds more, holds less, full, empty, estimate, guess which container holds more, how many cups fill the bucket, fill the jug, etc.
Find things in your home that hold more than a litre, less than a litre.
Find things that you would measure using millilitres and things you would measure using litres.