22nd – 26th    June

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well and getting out and about and adjusting to the new ways of conducting our lives. I was delighted with the response to Our Great Outdoors And Science Week, a very big thank you to all. Please make sure to have a look at the PowerPoint on the school web page, under the title School Closure.

We have reached our final full week for this school year and I would like to say well done, a terrific effort by everyone over the past four months. Every little bit counted and now all I’m going to say is keep reading with your child a variety of books, menus, comics etc. over the holiday months, to increase your child’s fluency and comprehension and also make maths concepts part of your child’s everyday language.

This week’s work is a combination of ‘dul siar’ / revision and catch up on pages from your child’s text books not completed this term. Also I will show you links to some more virtual tours you might like to watch and explore with your child. Again I would say, pick bits and pieces of the work suggested.

Term 3 – Week 10    June 22nd – 26th   

English

  1. Oral Language Folens Starlight Oral Language Programme ( you will have to register here first   https://www.folensonline.ie/ ) Then open the second class programme at   https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/starlight-2c/resources/
  2. Reading – Please keep your child reading and now thankfully, the local libraries are commencing reopening, so your child can now have access to more books. Try these PM Readers here online. Go to https://app.pmecollection.com.au/login    and log in using the username principal@tarahillns.ie and password School2020 and scroll down and maybe across to find your child’s level.                
  3. Spelling / Phonics Spell Well 2 – Catch up on pages not completed
  4. Writing – Perhaps start a dairy and write a few sentences and draw a picture regularly, about your summer activities.

New Treasury 2 – Catch up on pages not completed

  1. Cursive Handwriting – Catch up on pages not completed

 

 

 

Gaeilge

  • Abair Liom D – dul siar
  • Powerpoints with Irish audio to listen to words related to Caitheamh Aimsire (past times), Aimsire (weather), Ag Siopadóireacht, (shopping) etc available on Twinkl in the Irish section of the 1st/2nd class resources.

  

Maths

  1. Book = Cracking Maths D – Catch up on pages not completed
  2. Brain Teasers – Catch up on pages not completed
  3. Keep revising tables

 

Ceol

  • Sing here to your heart’s content at outoftheark three new songs per week. Don’t forget to look at the previous weeks songs
  • Guess the musical instrument https://watchkin.com/fb7bf49131
  • Tin Whistle – Keep practising your tin whistle tunes that I have already given you in your folder.

https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/easy-to-play-tin-whistle-songs.html

P.E.

  • Here at scoilnet    you might find some skills you might want to look at for your child.

Art/Crafts

  • Visit the Van Gogh museum van-gogh-museum
  • Do a virtual tour of the National Gallery of Ireland

https://www.nationalgallery.ie/virtual-tour

 

Religion

  • The Grow In Love Programme is offering free access to their resources at the moment. Google – www.growinlove.ie ,

click on ‘Login, (not register). Where it requests an email address insert   trial@growinlove.ie   password = growinlove

Here is a U Tube video to explain all   youtube

We now have a date for The First Holy Communion, July 30th in St Michael’s Church, Gorey. I sure the First Confession will also be arranged shortly. Please keep revising the prayers at the back of the book and go back and revise the two chapters on First Confession and First Holy Communion as I’m not sure if we get to have any practises before the dates.

  • Bring your child on a virtual tour of the Vatican vaticani

 

Science

  • What happens when you send slime to space? Thanks to the astronauts stationed at the International Space Station, Nickelodeon was able to answer this pressing question, and your kids get to join in their discoveries!

slime-space-virtual-field-trip

History

Geography

  • Let’s travel around the UNESCO heritage sites

earth.google

 

  • Visit Walt Disney World Resort Virtual Tour

walt-disney-world-resort

 

 

S.P.H.E.

  • Be Safe ! Teach Paws teachpaws    helps you to teach your child about basic safety skills near water with access to lesson books, games and puzzles.

 

If anyone has any questions or needs clarification, or if any of the links do not work, please contact me at blyons@tarahillns.ie and/or if you want to take pictures of your child’s work and send it on to me, I would be delighted to get it.

I collected most of the PM readers and Read At Home books when we closed up in March, so most families only have to return to the school, the school library books I gave them, on the Thursday or Friday of this week.

Take care and stay safe and enjoy the holidays.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the new school year.

Your Sincerely,

Betty Lyons.

 

 

 

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15th – 19th   June

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well. We are fast approaching the longest day of the year with some lovely bright nights at times. Thank you to all the boys and girls who are sending me in emails and pictures, showing me some of the work they are doing at home. Well done and keep trying, as every little bit counts.

I hope the work I suggested last week was helpful and that you were able to do bits and pieces of it. This week are starting our final fortnight plan for this school year, where you will see some new suggestions in most subject areas. The only major changes every week are in the subject areas of English, Irish, Maths and the Grow In Love suggestions. Since June is the month for school tours, I am going to link you up with many virtual tour you can take. Enjoy!

Keep an eye on the School Closure page on the school’s website for information regarding our weekly fun activity. This week will be our Active School Week. Please have a look at the sports week padlet for ideas on how to get involved.       https://padlet.com/asunderland1/qj1co9v1bj9ojxfj

Parents/Guardians, you can use this site to register to the free educational webpages, plus much more  https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/#education

 

Term 3 – Week 9    June 15th – 19th  

English

New Treasury 2 (NT2) – Chapter 15 – Narrative   Pg.’s 90-95

We have covered Narrative earlier in the year in Chapter 3, so explain again that Narrative is a story that has characters, a setting, (where and when it happens), and a plot, (what happens). Most stories also include a problem that is solved before the end.

  1. Oral Language

 

  1. Reading
  • NT2 90  Animal Rescue
  • Please keep your child reading and now thankfully, the local libraries are commencing reopening, so your child can now have access to more books.
  • Try these PM Readers here online. Go to https://app.pmecollection.com.au/login and log in using the username principal@tarahillns.ie and password School2020

and scroll down and maybe across to find your child’s level.

              

  1. Spelling / Phonics
  • Spell Well 2Week 34
  • NT2 – 92 Phonics: Syllables

 

  1. Dictionary work – continue to encourage your child to use their Children’s Dictionary frequently, to look up words and their meanings. Point out if the word is a noun, an adjective or a verb and if it has more than one meaning. Here    your child can pick a topic, a keyword, to find a gold mine of related words. A great site to explore.

 

  1. Grammar – NT2 – Contractions pg. 93

Explain that a contraction is a shortened form of two words. An apostrophe is put in place of the missing letters.

 

  1. Writing
  • The readingeggs website has loads of activities for your child to engage with. Click on year 2 and three books will come up. Comprehension Fiction, Comprehension Nonfiction and Spelling Year 2. There are wonderful activities here which you can print off and use
  • NT2 91 Comprehension questions and vocabulary work

            Pg 94 – Writing skills; Mood Words

  1. 95 – Writing genre; Writing a story
  • Cursive Handwriting Continue to work slowly and steadily on your Go with the Flow Handwriting Book.

 

Gaeilge

  • Abair Liom D At the moment there is open access to all the resources on Folens, ‘Abair Liom D’ Irish programme. Go to ie and click register and follow the steps.

This week’s lesson =  abair-liom-2nd-class/resources/    

              Uimhir an cheachta: 26, lgh. 130-135  Ceolchoirm na scoile

  • Powerpoints with Irish audio to listen to words related to Caitheamh Aimsire (past times), Aimsire (weather), Ag Siopadóireacht, (shopping) etc available on Twinkl in the Irish section of the 1st/2nd class resources.

  

Maths

  1. Book = Cracking Maths D

            Chapter 33 – Counting and Numeration 3  Pg’s 132

            Chapter 34 – Area Pg’s 133-134

            Chapter 35 – Check –up 4 pg 135

If you register with gill&macmillan you can access enrichment worksheets here for each chapter of Cracking Maths  https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-2nd-class-pupils-book?Chapters=0&ResourceTypes=2030

  1. Revision = Brain Teasers Pg 51/52 keep working along at your own pace.

 

 

Ceol

  • Sing here to your heart’s content at outoftheark three new songs per week. Don’t forget to look at the previous weeks songs
  • Guess the musical instrument https://watchkin.com/fb7bf49131
  • Tin Whistle – Keep practising your tin whistle tunes that I have already given you in your folder.

https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/easy-to-play-tin-whistle-songs.html

 

P.E.

  • Sport’s Week has arrived in St Kevin’s N.S. so let’s get out there and enjoy with a list of suggested activities from Ms Sunderland on how you can get involved daily. Click here com/asunderland
  • Be active with 10@10 https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  • Movements to music at GoNoodle
  • Here at scoilnet    you might find some skills you might want to look at for your child.

Art/Crafts

  • Visit the Van Gogh museum van-gogh-museum
  • Do a virtual tour of the National Gallery of Ireland

https://www.nationalgallery.ie/virtual-tour

 

Religion

  • The Grow In Love Programme is offering free access to their resources at the moment. Google – Growinlove.ie , click on ‘Login, (not register). Where it requests an email address insert trial@growinlove.ie   password = growinlove

 Theme 10; Grow In Love    – Lesson 1 – As I have loved you  growinlove   with lots of stories, videos, songs and colouring activities. Please keep revising the prayers at the back of the book as we don’t know what format the sacraments will take in the coming months.

  • Bring your child on a virtual tour of the Vatican vaticani

 

Science

or ‘The Dead Zoo’!

History

Geography

  • Ever wondered what the tallest building in the world looks like?

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, click here and have a look, it’s amazing.

burj-khalifa

  • It can be seen from space, have a look at The Great Wall of China

great-wall-of-china

 

S.P.H.E. (Focus on Well-being)

  • Be Safe ! Teach Paws teachpaws    helps you to teach your child about basic safety skills near water with access to lesson books, games and puzzles.

 

If anyone has any questions or needs clarification, or if any of the links do not work, please contact me at blyons@tarahillns.ie and/or if you want to take pictures of your child’s work and send it on to me, I would be delighted to get it. Take care and stay safe.

Betty Lyons

 

 

 

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8th – 12th  June

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well and had a lovely June bank holiday weekend.  Thank you to all the boys and girls who are sending me in emails and pictures, showing me some of the work they are doing at home. Well done and keep trying, as every little bit counts.

I hope the work I suggested last week was helpful and that you were able to do bits and pieces of it. This is week 2 of a new fortnight plan, where you will see some new suggestions in most subject areas. The only major changes every week are in the subject areas of English, Irish, Maths and the Grow In Love suggestions. Since June is the month for school tours, I am going to link you up with many virtual tour you can take. Enjoy!

Keep an eye on the School Closure page on the school’s website for information regarding our weekly fun activity. This week I would like you to send me in a photo, a drawing, a written activity related to The Great Outdoors/Science Week. Please have a look at the padlet

for great websites and ideas on how to get involved in your environment.

Parents/Guardians, you can use this site to register to the free educational webpages, plus much more  https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/#education

 

Term 3 – Week 8    June 8th – 12th

English

New Treasury 2 (NT2) – Chapter 14 – Response   Pg.’s 84-89

Explain to your child that a response is giving your own views about a text. You can say what you like or dislike about a text, say which words or phrases you like and why and say what the poem or story reminds you of.

  1. Oral Language

 

  1. Reading

and scroll down and maybe across to find your child’s level.

  • Free for 30 days, another good site for ereading https://www.getepic.com/
  • Also supplement your child’s reading with age appropriate novels and reading material in the free ebook library sections available here. storylineonline

 

oxfordowl                                            makeuseof 

 

                     

  1. Spelling / Phonics
  • Spell Well 2week 33
  • NT2 – 86 Phonics: Compound Words

 

  1. Dictionary work – continue to encourage your child to use their Children’s Dictionary frequently, to look up words and their meanings. Point out if the word is a noun, an adjective or a verb and if it has more than one meaning. Here    your child can pick a topic, a keyword, to find a gold mine of related words. A great site to explore.

 

  1. Grammar – NT2 – Comparative adjectives pg.87

Adjectives are describing word. Comparative adjectives compare things.

 

  1. Writing
  • The readingeggs website has loads of activities for your child to engage with. Click on year 2 and three books will come up. Comprehension Fiction, Comprehension Nonfiction and Spelling Year 2. There are wonderful activities here which you can print off and use
  • NT2 85 Comprehension questions and vocabulary work

            Pg 88 – Writing skills; Paragraphs

  1. 89 – Writing genre; Writing a response

 

  • Cursive Handwriting Continue to work slowly and steadily on your Go with the Flow Handwriting D book, while at the same time write some news sentences or sentences based on the words in the book, in your blue and red handwriting copy. Your child has an alphabet strip to put in front of them for this exercise.

 

Gaeilge

  • Abair Liom D

At the moment there is open access to all the resources on Folens, ‘Abair Liom D’ Irish programme. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register and follow the steps.

This week’s lesson =  abair-liom-2nd-class/resources/    

Uimhir an cheachta: 25, lgh. 124 -129    Lá ar an trá

Foclóir na seachtaine –     https://www.focloir.ie/

bríste snámha,  culaith shnámha,  spéaclaí gréine,  bríste gairid,  t-léine,  gúna (corcra),  hata (buí),  tuáille,  an fharraige,  an trá

Your child could draw a picture and write the word 3 times or write or copy a sentence from the book into their Gaeilge copy.

 Frásaí na seachtaine – Cá bhfuil?  Ar chaill tú?  Chaill/Níor chaill.  Tá ___ orm.

Your child will enjoy interacting with the programme as they never get enough time in class to do so.

  

Maths

  1. Book = Cracking Maths D

            Chapter 31 – Subtraction Pg’s 124-126

            Chapter 32 – Place Value Pg’s 127-131

If you register with gill&macmillan you can access enrichment worksheets here for each chapter of Cracking Maths  https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-2nd-class-pupils-book?Chapters=0&ResourceTypes=2030

  1. Tables = Get your child to recite first and then write out any of the tables in full in their copy. Continue to revise tables as your child needs to be able to give the answers as quickly as they can 8+9 = , 6+7 =  , 9+5+  , 7-4=  ….. your child has a laminated sheet of the tables in their homework pocket.

Here are some sites for your child to practice

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

  1. Revision = Brain Teasers Pg 49 and 50

 

Ceol

  • Sing here to your heart’s content at outoftheark three new songs per week. Don’t forget to look at the previous weeks songs
  • Guess the musical instrument https://watchkin.com/fb7bf49131
  • Tin Whistle – Keep practising your tin whistle tunes that I have already given you in your folder.

https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/easy-to-play-tin-whistle-songs.html

 

P.E.

 

Art/Crafts

  • Colouring and drawing pictures for other subject areas
  • Get some parchment paper from the kitchen and trace some simple pictures on it, then colour with markers on the parchment paper. Children enjoy the different texture of the parchment paper.
  • How to draw the features of a face https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ouiumHlnmA
  • Do a virtual tour of the National Gallery of Ireland

https://www.nationalgallery.ie/virtual-tour

 

Religion

The Grow In Love Programme is offering free access to their resources at the moment. Google – Growinlove.ie , click on ‘Login, (not register). Where it requests an email address insert   trial@growinlove.ie   password = growinlove

Theme 9; Creation

 – Lesson 2 – God wants us to be happy  growinlove  with lots of stories, videos, songs and colouring activities. Please keep revising the prayers at the back of the book as we don’t know what format the sacraments will take in the coming months.

 

Drama

  • Your child could act out scenes from the book they are reading.
  • Play charades of characters at work! Who am I?

 

 

SESE/SPHE

I usually do these themes and topics as part of a two week programme, as I dip in and out of them during this time, instead of doing one big lesson. Here are some useful websites if you like exploring with your child –      https://mysteryscience.com/                               https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html       https://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/earth-science.html           https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts.html      https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

 

 

Science

  • Visit the Big Grow  link for great ideas on how to keep busy in the garden
  • Book- Window On the World 2. The Desert

                Chapter 43 pgs. 88/89    (You may have to register with EDCO)

Here we learn about what is a desert and what lives there.

or ‘The Dead Zoo’!

 

History

  • Book- Window On the World 2    Back to school

Chapter 41 pg.’s 84/85.     (You may have to register with EDCO)    https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter43&pageId=page84

On 11th November 2011, he was inaugurated as the ninth President of Ireland and on the 11th November 2018 he was inaugurated for a second term. Let’s go visit his home in the Áras.

https://president.ie/en/explore-visit/take-the-virtual-tour/

Geography

  • Window On the World 2 Water

Chapter 42 pg’s 86/87    (You may have to register with EDCO)

Your child will enjoy performing this rap –

            Where would we be without it ?

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter44&pageId=page86

Let’s take a virtual tour here    https://www.virtualvisittours.com/hook-lighthouse/

 

S.P.H.E. (Focus on Well-being)

  • Be Safe ! Topic = Water Safety

You can discuss all aspects of water safety here, pay particular attention to safety on the beach.  https://online.flowpaper.com/7efd0784/PAWS2ENGLISHWEB/#page=11

A quiz when you have finished your discussion http://microsites.edco.ie/paws/units/49/chapters/193/activities/multiplechoicequiz/921/

  • A water safety guidelines powerpoint to discuss ..\Downloads\us-t-t-2547177-staying-safe-around-water-powerpoint_ver_2.pptx
  • A virtual classroom to learn interesting facts about nutrition, dairy foods, keeping active and dairy farming. Activity sheets accompany each video lesson.    https://www.moocrew.ie/homeschooling/
  • CosmicKidsYoga provides free yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Children engage in thematic adventures as they learn to build strength, balance and confidence.
  • Author emmacahill       who visited the class in December and spoke to them and read her book called ‘Under The Mask’ has written another book called ‘Under The Mask Inside Feelings’. It’s a simple story about a boy in lockdown who calls the Superhores for help to deal with his emotions.

 

If anyone has any questions or needs clarification, or if any of the links do not work, please contact me at blyons@tarahillns.ie and/or if you want to take pictures of your child’s work and send it on to me, I would be delighted to get it.

Take care and stay safe,

Betty Lyons

 

 

 

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3rd– 5th June

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well and are enjoying the really good weather we are having. I have planted some of the sun flowers in the school so you will be able to see them in bloom in September. Thank you to all the boys and girls who are sending me in emails, showing me some of the work they are doing at home. Well done and keep trying, as every little bit counts.

I hope the work I suggested last week was helpful and that you were able to do bits and pieces of it. We are starting again on a new fortnight plan, where you will see some changes in most subject areas. The only major changes every week are in the subject areas of English, Irish, Maths and the Grow In Love suggestions. Since June is the month for school tours, I am going to link you up with many virtual tour you can take. Enjoy!

Keep an eye on the School Closure page on the school’s website for information regarding our weekly fun activity. This week I would like you to send me in a photo or a drawing/writing activity related to Wellbeing.

Parents/Guardians, you can use this site to register to the free educational webpages, plus much more  https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/#education     and

https://padlet.com/patriciasadlier/f3zq0trvxoydnq64

 

Term 3 – Week 7    June 3rd – 5th

English

New Treasury 2 (NT2) – Chapter 13 – Explanation   Pg.’s 78-83

We have previously covered Explanation in Chapter 06, so explain again that when giving an explanation, the text tells us why or how something happens. An explanation text has – a title asking a question, – an explanation of how or why something happens, – steps that explain the answer to the question

  1. Oral Language
  2. NT2 – Pg 83 Oral Language; Giving an explanation
  3. Folens Starlight Oral Language Programme ( you will have to register here first   https://www.folensonline.ie/ ) Then open the second class programme at   https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/starlight-2c/resources/    and open Poster 04 on page 1 – Crocodiles and Snakes and discuss

 

  1. Reading
  2. NT2 Pgs. 78 How Do Astronauts Survive in Space?
  3. For this next week continue to read any book by Roald Dahl (https://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/about ) as I had planned to do two of the shorter ones this term (George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Giant Peach) and you can link up with lots of ideas and suggestion on this webpage https://www.roalddahl.com/things-to-do-indoors    Keep to a chapter or two a day. Your child is not to read ahead but read with you or listen to you read it. Again focus on a different aspect of learning each day. Here are some suggestions; ask questions, look for answers, look up words in a dictionary, find adjectives/nouns/verbs/prepositions, look at question marks, speech commas and exclamation marks and explain to your child why they were used in the text.

(All grammar points are explained in NT2 under the grammar sections of each chapter)

  1. Supplement your child’s reading with age appropriate novels and reading material in the free ebook library sections available here.

 

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page

 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-websites-reading-childrens-stories-online/ 

                     

  1. At the moment author davidwalliams is reading excerpts from his books, which your child may enjoy.

 

  1. Spelling / Phonics
  2. Spell Well 2let’s just do catch up time
  3. NT2 – 80 Phonics: Word endings –ture and -ous

 

  1. Dictionary work – continue to encourage your child to use their Children’s Dictionary frequently, to look up words and their meanings. Point out if the word is a noun, an adjective or a verb and if it has more than one meaning. Here    your child can pick a topic, a keyword, to find a gold mine of related words. A great site to explore.

 

  1. Grammar – NT2 – Conjunctions pg.81

A conjunction links parts of a sentence or joins two simple sentences together.

  1. Writing
  2. The readingeggs website has loads of activities for your child to engage with. Click on year 2 and three books will come up. Comprehension Fiction, Comprehension Nonfiction and Spelling Year 2. There are wonderful activities here which you can print off and use
  3. NT2 79 Comprehension questions and vocabulary work

            Pg 82 – Writing skills; Proofreading

  1. 83 – Writing genre; Writing an explanation
  2. Lots of English skills to practice here https://ie.ixl.com/ela/class-2

 

  1. Cursive Handwriting

Continue to work slowly and steadily on your Go with the Flow Handwriting D book, while at the same time write some news sentences or sentences based on the words in the book, in your blue and red handwriting copy. Your child has an alphabet strip to put in front of them for this exercise.

 

Gaeilge

  1. Abair Liom D

At the moment there is open access to all the resources on Folens, ‘Abair Liom D’ Irish programme. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register and follow the steps.

This week’s lesson =  abair-liom-2nd-class/resources/

Uimhir an cheachta: 27, lgh. 136-137     ‘An Béar Beag agus an Béar Mór’

Foclóir na seachtaine –     https://www.focloir.ie/

An Béar Beag,  An Béar Mór,  an samhradh,  an geimhreadh,  bia,  ag bailiú,  fuar,   fliuch

Your child could draw a picture and write the word 3 times or write or copy a sentence from the book into their Gaeilge copy.

 Frásaí na seachtaine – ag déanamh spraoi,  cén fáth?,  ná bac leis,  obair le déanamh,  faic le hithe,

Your child will enjoy interacting with the programme as they never get enough time in class to do so.

  1. Cúla https://www.cula4.com is a television channel as Gaeilge for children. You can access programmes on TG4 or through their website.
  2. Your child could try and listen to 10@10 exercise break through Irish athttps://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  3. seideansi is a lovely site where your child will find games and activities in the Irish language. You will find Naíonáin Bheaga, Naíonáin Mhóra agus Rang a hAon activities very suitable. Please make sure to choose the An Mhumhain dialect in  Roghnaigh do chanúint.

  

Maths

  1. Book = Cracking Maths D

            Chapter 31 – Subtraction Pg’s 122-123

If you register with gill&macmillan you can access enrichment worksheets here for each chapter of Cracking Maths  https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-2nd-class-pupils-book?Chapters=0&ResourceTypes=2030

  1. Tables = Get your child to recite first and then write out any of the tables in full in their copy. Continue to revise tables as your child needs to be able to give the answers as quickly as they can 8+9 = , 6+7 =  , 9+5+  , 7-4=  ….. your child has a laminated sheet of the tables in their homework pocket.

Here are some sites for your child to practice

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

  1. Revision = Brain Teasers Pg 48 – Revision

 

Ceol

Music – listening to pieces of music eg. Vivaldi Summer or any of the Disney songs or music pieces.

Guess the musical instrument   https://watchkin.com/fb7bf49131

Tin Whistle – Keep practising your tin whistle tunes that I have already given you in your folder.

https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/easy-to-play-tin-whistle-songs.html

Song – pick out a You Tube Disney song and sing along. Try and get one that shows the lyrics as well, so they can be reading along also!

Register at https://dabbledoomusic.com/    for access to lyrics and videos of Pop Songs for Children. The Artist Profiles section is also worth a browse.

A fun song for you to sing each day at   https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/

 

P.E.

  1. Be active with 10@10https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  2. Movements to music athttps://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames/featured
  3. 3. Here at Scoilnet you might find some skills you might want to look at

https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit/beyond/

 

Art/Crafts

  • Colouring and drawing pictures for other subject areas
  • Get some parchment paper from the kitchen and trace some simple pictures on it, then colour with markers on the parchment paper. Children enjoy the different texture of the parchment paper.
  • How to draw the features of a face https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ouiumHlnmA
  • Do a virtual tour of the National Gallery of Ireland

https://www.nationalgallery.ie/virtual-tour

 

Religion

The Grow In Love Programme is offering free access to their resources at the moment. Google – Growinlove.ie , click on ‘Login, (not register). Where it requests an email address insert   trial@growinlove.ie   password = growinlove

Theme 9; Creation

 – Lesson 1 – God created us  growinlove  with lots of stories, videos, songs and colouring activities. Please keep revising the prayers at the back of the book as we don’t know what format the sacraments will take in the coming months.

 

Drama

  • Your child could act out scenes from the book they are reading.
  • Play charades of characters at work! Who am I?

 

 

SESE/SPHE

I usually do these themes and topics as part of a two week programme, as I dip in and out of them during this time, instead of doing one big lesson. Here are some useful websites if you like exploring with your child –      https://mysteryscience.com/                               https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html       https://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/earth-science.html           https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts.html      https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

 

 

Science

  1. Visit the Big Grow  link for great ideas on how to keep busy in the garden

During the week of 8th – 12th June, I will be asking pupils from all classes to send in a drawing, a photo, a piece of writing … about the Great Outdoors. I have already received a fantastic picture of a newly constructed bug hotel.

  1. Book- Window On the World 2. The Desert

Chapter 43 pgs. 88/89    (You may have to register with EDCO)

Here we learn about what is a desert and what lives there – Carrie  Camel, Cammy Cactus and Frank the Frilled Lizard

  1. Go on a 3D Virtual visit and explore the Museums/Natural-History/

or ‘The Dead Zoo’!

History

  1. Book- Window On the World 2    Back to school

Chapter 41 pg.’s 84/85.     (You may have to register with EDCO)  https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter43&pageId=page84

Discuss both school pictures and if they can, get them to chat to Granny or Grandad about school in the past. Maybe also discuss what school will be like when we get back in September.

  1. The 9th president of Ireland – Michael D. Higgins

On 11th November 2011, he was inaugurated as the ninth President of Ireland and on the 11th November 2018 he was inaugurated for a second term. Let’s go visit his home in the Áras.

https://president.ie/en/explore-visit/take-the-virtual-tour/

 

Geography

  1. Window On the World 2 Water

Chapter 42 pg’s 86/87    (You may have to register with EDCO)

Your child will enjoy performing this rap –   Where would we be without it ?

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter44&pageId=page86

  1. Learn about the OLDEST operational lighthouse in the world and it’s on our doorstep – The Hook Lighthouse    https://www.theirishroadtrip.com/hook-lighthouse/

Let’s take a virtual tour here    https://www.virtualvisittours.com/hook-lighthouse/

 

S.P.H.E. (Focus on Well-being)

  • Be Safe ! Topic = Water Safety

You can discuss all aspects of water safety here, pay particular attention to safety on the beach.  https://online.flowpaper.com/7efd0784/PAWS2ENGLISHWEB/#page=11

A quiz when you have finished your discussion http://microsites.edco.ie/paws/units/49/chapters/193/activities/multiplechoicequiz/921/

  • A virtual classroom to learn interesting facts about nutrition, dairy foods, keeping active and dairy farming. Activity sheets accompany each video lesson.    https://www.moocrew.ie/homeschooling/
  • Sing here to your heart’s content at outoftheark three new songs per week. Don’t forget to look at the previous weeks songs
  • CosmicKidsYoga provides free yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Children engage in thematic adventures as they learn to build strength, balance and confidence.
  • Plan a fun activity every day which the whole family can enjoy together, even if it’s only planning the shopping list and all the goodies needed for the week!

 

If anyone has any questions or needs clarification, please contact me at blyons@tarahillns.ie and/or if you want to take pictures of your child’s work and send it on to me, I would be delighted to get it.

Take care and stay safe,

Betty Lyons

 

 

 

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 25ú-28ú  Bealtaine

Hi boys and girls, parents/guardians,

I hope you are all keeping well and are enjoying the good weather we are having. My sunflowers are growing strong and taller every day. They are responding to the warmer temperatures. Thank you to all the boys and girls who are sending me emails, showing me some of the work they are doing at home. Well done and keep trying, as every little bit counts.

I hope the work I suggested last week was helpful and that you were able to do bits and pieces of it. This week we will continue with the fortnight plan where you will see little changes in most subject areas.

Please keep reading and if you would like some more online reading, please have a look at the links below in the English section.

The only major changes every week are in the subject areas of English, Irish, Maths and the Grow In Love suggestions.

Keep an eye on the School Closure page on the school’s website for information regarding our fun activity per week. This week I would like you to send me in a photo or a drawing/writing activity related to any cooking /baking that you have tried. St Kevin’s N.S. Master Chef!

Parents/Guardians, you can use this site to register to the free educational webpages, plus much more  https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/#education     and

https://padlet.com/patriciasadlier/f3zq0trvxoydnq64

 

Term 3 – Week 6    May 25th – 28th   

English

New Treasury 2 (NT2) – Chapter 12 – Poetry   Pg.’s 72-77

This week we will continue discussing poetry and why we all like listening to poems, particularly rhyming poems. Search through your children’s library books at home and you will find that a lot of the books for younger children are written, using rhyme. Or type in poems for kids on Google and lots of poems pop up that you could use. Maybe read some poems to your child that you like and explain why you like them.

  1. Oral Language
  2. On the Ning Nang Nong, by Spike Milligan,   https://allpoetry.com/On-The-Ning-Nang-Nong    is a lovely poem your child will enjoy reading and listening to     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD-yG2XnxpU
  3. NT2 – Pg 77 Oral Language; Performing a poem
  4. Folens Starlight Oral Language Programme ( you will have to register here first https://www.folensonline.ie/ ) Then open the second class programme at https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/starlight-2c/resources/    and open Poster 12 on page 3 – Extreme Environments and discuss

 

  1. Reading
  2. NT2 Pgs. 72   Poem – Imagine if …  By Roger McGough

Here is another lovely poem written and performed by Roger McGough  ‘The Sound Collector’  Perhaps find it and read it off Google images before you listen to it here and discuss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIL0kgnxJIo

  1. For this next week continue to read a book by Roald Dahl (https://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/about ) as I had planned to do two of the shorter ones this term (George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Giant Peach) and you can link up with lots of ideas and suggestion on this webpage https://www.roalddahl.com/things-to-do-indoors    Keep to a chapter or two a day. Your child is not to read ahead but read with you or listen to you read it. Again focus on a different aspect of learning each day. Here are some suggestions; ask questions, look for answers, look up words in a dictionary, find adjectives/nouns/verbs/prepositions, look at question marks, speech commas and exclamation marks and explain to your child why they were used in the text.

(All grammar points are explained in NT2 under the grammar sections of each chapter)

  1. Supplement your child’s reading with age appropriate novels and reading material in the free ebook library sections available here.

 

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page

 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-websites-reading-childrens-stories-online/ 

                     

  1. At the moment author David Walliams is reading excerpts from his books, which your child may enjoy

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

 

  1. Spelling / Phonics
  2. Spell Well 2Week 33  ’s 68/69  long u sound
  3. NT2 – 74 Phonics: Word endings –tion and –sion

 

  1. Dictionary work – continue to encourage your child to use their Children’s Dictionary frequently, to look up words and their meanings. Point out if the word is a noun, an adjective or a verb and if it has more than one meaning.

https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/       Here your child can pick a topic, a keyword, to find a gold mine of related words. A great site to explore.

 

  1. Grammar – NT2 – Prepositions pg.75

Prepositions give information about the direction, place or time of something. Examples; to, in, over, under, across, on,

 

  1. Writing
  2. The Reading Eggs website https://readingeggs.co.uk/free-resources/ has loads of activities for your child to engage with. Click on year 2 and three books will come up. Comprehension Fiction, Comprehension Nonfiction and Spelling Year 2. There are wonderful activities here which you can print off and use
  3. NT2 73 Comprehension questions and vocabulary work
  4. 76 – Writing Skills; Word webs
  5. Lots of English skills to practice here https://ie.ixl.com/ela/class-2
  6. Begin to be planning the project of your own choice, don’t forget to try and work with another child from your class or perhaps a cousin of the same age.

 

  1. Cursive Handwriting

Continue to work slowly and steadily on your Go with the Flow Handwriting D book, while at the same time write some news sentences or sentences based on the words in the book, in your blue and red handwriting copy. Your child has an alphabet strip to put in front of them for this exercise.

 

Gaeilge –

  1. Abair Liom D

At the moment there is open access to all the resources on Folens, ‘Abair Liom D’ Irish programme. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register and follow the steps.

This week’s lesson is Ceacht 24  Ag obair sa ghairdín   lch 118-123

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/abair-liom-2nd-class/resources/

Foclóir na seachtaine –     https://www.focloir.ie/

spád,  ráca,  glasraí,  bara rotha,  rós,  piseanna,  trátaí,  torthaí,  cabáiste,  péist,  coinín,   ag cur síolta, ag piocadh

Your child could draw a picture and write the word 3 times or write or copy a sentence from the book into their Gaeilge copy)

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/2nd_class/resources/Poster/AL_2C_ACT_Postaer_L24_001/index.html

 Frásaí na seachtaine – An ndearna?  Rinne / Ní dhearna.              Tá tuirse orm. Tá ocras orm.                  Tá tart orm.

Amhrán agus Dán  ‘Ag Fás i Mo Ghairdín’ agus ‘Seáinín’

Fónaic – An déghraf ‘ch’ –  lch 123

Your child will enjoy interacting with the programme as they never get enough time in class to do so.

  1. Cúla https://www.cula4.com is a television channel as Gaeilge for children. You can access programmes on TG4 or through their website.
  2. Your child could try and listen to 10@10 exercise break through Irish athttps://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  3. Séideán Sí is a lovely site where your child will find games and activities in the Irish language. You will find Naíonáin Bheaga, Naíonáin Mhóra agus Rang a hAon activities very suitable. Please make sure to choose the An Mhumhain dialect in Roghnaigh do chanúint.

https://seideansi.ie/index.php

  

Maths –

  1. Topic = Cracking Maths D

 

Chapter 29 – 3D Shapes pgs. 116 – 119

            Chapter 30 – Addition 4  pg’s 109- 112

https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/15456/

If you register with gill&macmillan you can access enrichment worksheets here for each chapter of Cracking Maths  https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-2nd-class-pupils-book?Chapters=0&ResourceTypes=2030

  1. Tables = Get your child to recite first and then write out any of the tables in full in their copy. Continue to revise tables as your child needs to be able to give the answers as quickly as they can 8+9 = , 6+7 =  , 9+5+  , 7-4=  ….. your child has a laminated sheet of the tables in their homework pocket.

Here are some sites for your child to practice

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

  1. Revision = Brain Teasers Pg 47 – Revision

 

Ceol –

Music – listening to pieces of music eg. Vivaldi Summer or any of the Disney songs or music pieces.

Guess the musical instrument   https://watchkin.com/fb7bf49131

Tin Whistle – Keep practising your tin whistle tunes that I have already given you in your folder.

https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/easy-to-play-tin-whistle-songs.html

Song – pick out a You Tube Disney song and sing along. Try and get one that shows the lyrics as well, so they can be reading along also!

Register at https://dabbledoomusic.com/    for access to lyrics and videos of Pop Songs for Children. The Artist Profiles section is also worth a browse.

A fun song for you to sing each day at   https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/

 

P.E –

  1. Be active with 10@10https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  2. Movements to music athttps://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames/featured
  3. 3. Here at Scoilnet you might find some skills you might want to look at

https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit/beyond/

 

Art/Crafts –

  • Colouring and drawing pictures for other subject areas
  • Get some parchment paper from the kitchen and trace some simple pictures on it, then colour with markers on the parchment paper. Children enjoy the different texture of the parchment paper.
  • Draw with Don (Don Conroy ) lessons available on You Tube eg a tiger, a chick, a clown …
  • Type in free resources on the Twinkl site for a great variety of activities in all subject areas.

 

Religion –

The Grow In Love Programme is offering free access to their resources at the moment. Google – Growinlove.ie , click on ‘Login, (not register). Where it requests an email address insert   trial@growinlove.ie   password = growinlove

Theme 8;   We can live as Jesus asked

 – Lesson 2; ‘I will send a helper’

  • Lesson 3; Go and share the ‘Good News’

https://app.growinlove.ie/en/user/lesson-resources/195

with lots of stories, videos, songs and colouring activities.

Please keep revising the prayers at the back of the book as we don’t know what format the sacraments will take in the coming months.

 

Drama –

  • Your child could act out scenes from the book they are reading.
  • Play charades of characters at work! Who am I?

 

 

SESE/SPHE – I usually do these themes and topics as part of a two week programme, as I dip in and out of them during this time, instead of doing one big lesson. Here are some useful websites if you like exploring with your child –      https://mysteryscience.com/                               https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html       https://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/earth-science.html           https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts.html

 

Science

  1. Visit the Big Grow site for great ideas on how to keep busy in the garden

https://innocentbiggrow.com/?mc_cid=2fb82951dc&mc_eid=0baa1fdf9a

During the month of June, I will be asking pupils from all classes to send in a picture on what they have done, made, seen or grown outside during this term e.g. one family has made a bug hotel, others did a litter pick, others are growing seeds …etc

  1. Topic = Your Lungs & Respiratory System

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/rsmovie.html?WT.ac=en-k-htbw-main-page-f

Discuss broadly the various parts of the body and words associated with the lungs eg. lungs, chest, two lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, sponge, trachea, inhale, exhale,  …you can read or listen to an account here  https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/heart.html

  1. Book- Window On the World 2  Food Chain (You may have to register with EDCO)  Chapter 39 pgs. 80/81

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter41&pageId=page80

sorting and classifying animals according to the food they eat.

  1. Dublin Zoo is a wonderful site and is posting an activity workbook around one of the animals each weekday, 13 so far, which you can print off and complete. https://www.dublinzoo.ie/news/dublinzoofun/

It also has live webcams to see some of the animals in action.  You may need to read up about some off the animals before you do your workbook!    https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/our-animals/

 

History –

  1. Book- Window On the World 2  A Town through Time

(You may have to register with EDCO)  Chapter 38 pg.’s 78/79.

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter40&pageId=page78

or you could use the same approach using an old and a new picture of main street Gorey

  1. Talk and discuss the local Tara Hill area when you are out and about.

 

Geography –

  1. Window On the World 2 Tidy Towns Competition

(You may have to register with EDCO)   Chapter 40 pg’s 82/83

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter42&pageId=page82

 

  1. The National Geographic Kids is a wonderful site for your child to find amazing facts and videos about a wide variety of living creatures, science, plus games and more.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

 

S.P.H.E. (Focus on Well-being)

  • Be Safe ! Topic = Farm Safety

Read the story about Jessy and her three puppies down on the farm and learn all about farm safety.

https://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Agriculture_and_Forestry/Children’s_Book_-_Stay_Safe_on_the_Farm_with_Jessy.html

  • A story to explain why we need to wash our hands repeatedly

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/576a2dcfd482e96c7681c10a/t/5e9aa164fac4021d8f9c21de/1587194215688/SuperFelix.pdf

  • Play some music and print off some mindfulness colouring sheets from images on Google or on Twinkl.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga provide free yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Children engage in thematic adventures as they learn to build strength, balance and confidence.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

  • Plan a fun activity every day which the whole family can enjoy together, even if it’s only planning the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus!

 

If anyone has any questions or needs clarification, please contact me at blyons@tarahillns.ie and/or if you want to take pictures of your child’s work and send it on to me, I would be delighted to get it.

Take care and stay safe,

Betty Lyons

 

 

 

 

18ú-22ú  Bealtaine

Hi boys and girls, parents/guardians,

I hope you are all keeping well. Thank you to all the boys and girls who are sending in emails showing me some of the work they are doing at home. Well done and keep trying, as every little bit counts.

I hope the work I suggested last week was helpful and that you were able to do bits and pieces of it. This week is the beginning again of a fortnight plan where you will see little changes in most subject areas. From looking at the feedback from the emails, I see that project work is very popular so I would suggest this time to link up with another child in the class and get them to plan the next project together. Two heads are better than one!  I am going to let the topic open ended, in this way they can pick an animal, a place, a person, an insect … etc.

Please keep reading and if you would like some more online reading, please have a look at the links below in the English section.

The only major changes every week are in the English, Irish, Maths and the Grow In Love suggestions.

Parents/Guardians, you can use this site to register to the free educational webpages, plus much more  https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/#education     and

https://padlet.com/patriciasadlier/f3zq0trvxoydnq64

 

Term 3 – Week 5 May 18th – 22nd   

English

New Treasury 2 (NT2) – Chapter 05 – Poetry   Pg.’s 30-35

For the next two weeks we will be discussing poetry and why we all like listening to poems, particularly rhyming poems. Search through their library books at home and you will find that a lot of the books for younger children are written, using rhyme. Or type in poems for kids on Google and lots of poems pop up that you could use. Maybe read some poems to your child that you like and explain why you like them.

  1. Oral Language
  2. On the Ning Nang Nong, by Spike Milligan,   https://allpoetry.com/On-The-Ning-Nang-Nong    is a lovely poem your child will enjoy reading and listening to     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD-yG2XnxpU
  3. NT2 – Pg 35 Oral Language; Performing a poem
  4. Folens Starlight Oral Language Programme ( you will have to register here first https://www.folensonline.ie/ ) Then open the second class programme at https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/starlight-2c/resources/    and open Poster 12 on page 3 – Extreme Environments and discuss

 

  1. Reading
  2. NT2 Pgs 30  Poem – Splish Splash Splosh!   By James Carter
  3. Perhaps for the next two weeks pick a book by Roald Dahl (https://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/about ) as I had planned to do two of the shorter ones this term (George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Giant Peach) and you can link up with lots of ideas and suggestion on this webpage https://www.roalddahl.com/things-to-do-indoors    Keep to a chapter or two a day. Your child is not to read ahead but read with you or listen to you read it. Again focus on a different aspect of learning each day. Here are some suggestions; ask questions, look for answers, look up words in a dictionary, find adjectives/nouns/verbs/prepositions, look at question marks, speech commas and exclamation marks and explain to your child why they were used in the text.

(All grammar points are explained in NT2 under the grammar sections of each chapter)

  1. Supplement your child’s reading with age appropriate novels and reading material in the free ebook library sections available here.

 

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page

 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-websites-reading-childrens-stories-online/ 

                     

  1. At the moment author David Walliams is reading excerpts from his books, which your child may enjoy

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

 

  1. Spelling / Phonics
  2. Spell Well 2Week 32  ’s 66/67  More word endings
  3. NT2 – 32 Phonics: air/are/ear

 

  1. Dictionary work – continue to encourage your child to use their Children’s Dictionary frequently, to look up words and their meanings. Point out if the word is a noun, an adjective or a verb and if it has more than one meaning.

https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/       Here your child can pick a topic, a keyword, to find a gold mine of related words. A great site to explore.

 

  1. Grammar – NT2 – Nouns pg. 33

 

  1. Writing
  2. The Reading Eggs website https://readingeggs.co.uk/free-resources/ has loads of activities for your child to engage with. Click on year 2 and three books will come up. Comprehension Fiction, Comprehension Nonfiction and Spelling Year 2. There are wonderful activities here which you can print off and use.
  3. Go to the Poem mode of poster 12 and play the poem Penguin by June Crebbin on the Starlight Programme on page 3 – Extreme Environments

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/2nd_class/resources/posters/SL_02_ACT_CH12_012/index.html

 

Penguin

By June Crebbin

Perfectly equipped for swimming, streamlined in

Every detail, see him speed through the water,

Notice how on land, he waddles like an old-fashioned

Gentleman going into dinner,

Up and down he goes, flat-footed, slow. But

In the water he

Never looks absurd, this graceful, polar, water-bird.

 

It is an acrostic poem, where the first letter of the title is used in the first word of the first sentence and so on. Get your child to speak the poem with appropriate expression and actions. Ask your child if they can make an acrostic poem using the word desert, the word Arctic or a different word relating to the content of the poster.

  1. NT2 31 Comprehension questions and vocabulary work
  2. 34/35 Mind Maps, Writing a chorus poem
  3. Lots of English skills to practice here https://ie.ixl.com/ela/class-2
  4. Begin to be planning the project of your own choice, don’t forget to try and work with another child from your class or perhaps a cousin of the same age.

 

  1. Cursive Handwriting

Continue to work slowly and steadily on your Go with the Flow Handwriting D book, while at the same time write some news sentences or sentences based on the words in the book, in your blue and red handwriting copy. Your child has an alphabet strip to put in front of them for this exercise.

 

Gaeilge –

  1. Abair Liom D

At the moment there is open access to all the resources on Folens, ‘Abair Liom D’ Irish programme. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register and follow the steps.

This week’s lesson is . Ceacht 23  An Gruagaire   lch 112-117

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/abair-liom-2nd-class/resources/

Foclóir na seachtaine –     https://www.focloir.ie/

gruagaire,  cíor,  siosúr,  scuab ghruaige,  seampú,  scáthán,  stíl,

gearr  (gruaig ghearr),  fada (gruaig fhada), catach (gruaig chatach), díreach (gruaig dhíreach),
fionn  (gruaig fhionn),   donn (gruaig dhonn),  rua (gruaig rua),  dubh (gruaig dhubh),

Your child could draw a picture and write the word 3 times or write or copy a sentence from the book into their Gaeilge copy)

 Frásaí na seachtaine –  An dtaitníonn sé leat? Taitníonn/Ní thaitníonn sé liom. Tá gruaig  ___  orm/air/uirthi/ar ___.

Amhrán agus Dán  – ‘A Ghruagaire’ agus ‘An Gruagaire’

Fónaic – Na foghair ‘a’ agus ‘ó’ –  lch 117

Your child will enjoy interacting with the programme as they never get enough time in class to do so.

  1. Cúla https://www.cula4.com is a television channel as Gaeilge for children. You can access programmes on TG4 or through their website.
  2. Your child could try and listen to 10@10 exercise break through Irish athttps://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  3. Séideán Sí is a lovely site where your child will find games and activities in the Irish language. You will find Naíonáin Bheaga, Naíonáin Mhóra agus Rang a hAon activities very suitable. Please make sure to choose the An Mhumhain dialect in Roghnaigh do chanúint.

https://seideansi.ie/index.php

  

Maths –

  1. Topic = Cracking Maths
  2. Algebra – revision

Exploring Algebra with scoilnet   https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/15293/

  1. Chapter 28 – Money 1 pg’s 109- 112

https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/15288/

 

If you register with gill&macmillan you can access enrichment worksheets here for each chapter of Cracking Maths  https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-2nd-class-pupils-book?Chapters=0&ResourceTypes=2030

  1. Tables = Get your child to recite first and then write out any of the tables in full in their copy. Continue to revise tables as your child needs to be able to give the answers as quickly as they can 8+9 = , 6+7 =  , 9+5+  , 7-4=  ….. your child has a laminated sheet of the tables in their homework pocket.

Here are some sites for your child to practice

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

  1. Revision = Brain Teasers Pg 46 – Time 2
  2. Months of the year – discuss, how many, what comes before, after …

 

Ceol –

Music – listening to pieces of music eg. Vivaldi Spring or any of the Disney songs or music pieces.

Tin Whistle – Keep practising your tin whistle tunes that I have already given you in your folder.

https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/easy-to-play-tin-whistle-songs.html

Song – pick out a You Tube Disney song and sing along. Try and get one that shows the lyrics as well, so they can be reading along also!

Register at https://dabbledoomusic.com/    for access to lyrics and videos of Pop Songs for Children. The Artist Profiles section is also worth a browse.

 

P.E –

  1. Be active with 10@10https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  2. Movements to music athttps://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames/featured
  3. 3. Here at Scoilnet you might find some skills you might want to look at

https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit/beyond/

 

Art/Crafts –

  • Colouring and drawing pictures for other subject areas
  • Get some parchment paper from the kitchen and trace some simple pictures on it, then colour with markers on the parchment paper. Children enjoy the different texture of the parchment paper.
  • Draw with Don (Don Conroy ) lessons available on You Tube eg a tiger, a chick, a clown …
  • Type in free resources on the Twinkl site for a great variety of activities in all subject areas.

 

Religion –

The Grow In Love Programme is offering free access to their resources at the moment. Google – Growinlove.ie , click on ‘Login, (not register). Where it requests an email address insert   trial@growinlove.ie   password = growinlove

Theme 8;   We can live as Jesus asked

 – Lesson 1; ‘I am with you always’

https://app.growinlove.ie/en/user/lesson-resources/194

with lots of stories, videos, songs and colouring activities.

Please keep revising the prayers at the back of the book as we don’t know what format the sacraments will take in the coming months.

 

Drama –

  • Your child could act out scenes from the book they are reading.
  • Play charades of characters at work! Who am I?

 

 

SESE/SPHE – I usually do these themes and topics as part of a two week programme, as I dip in and out of them during this time, instead of doing one big lesson. Here are some useful websites if you like exploring with your child –      https://mysteryscience.com/                               https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html       https://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/earth-science.html           https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts.html

 

Science

  1. Topic = Your Lungs & Respiratory System

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/rsmovie.html?WT.ac=en-k-htbw-main-page-f

Discuss broadly the various parts of the body and words associated with the lungs eg. lungs, chest, two lungs, rib cage, diaphragm, sponge, trachea, inhale, exhale,  …you can read or listen to an account here  https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/heart.html

  1. Book- Window On the World 2  Food Chain (You may have to register with EDCO)  Chapter 39 pgs. 80/81

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter41&pageId=page80

sorting and classifying animals according to the food they eat.

  1. Dublin Zoo is a wonderful site and is posting an activity workbook around one of the animals each weekday, 13 so far, which you can print off and complete. https://www.dublinzoo.ie/news/dublinzoofun/

It also has live webcams to see some of the animals in action.  You may need to read up about some off the animals before you do your workbook!    https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/our-animals/

 

History –

  1. Book- Window On the World 2  A Town through Time

(You may have to register with EDCO)  Chapter 38 pg.’s 78/79.

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter40&pageId=page78

or you could use the same approach using an old and a new picture of main street Gorey

 

Geography –

  1. Window On the World 2 Tidy Towns Competition

(You may have to register with EDCO)   Chapter 40 pg’s 82/83

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter42&pageId=page82

 

  1. The National Geographic Kids is a wonderful site for your child to find amazing facts and videos about a wide variety of living creatures, science, plus games and more.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

 

S.P.H.E. (Focus on Well-being)

  • Be Safe ! Topic = Farm Safety

Read the story about Jessy and her three puppies down on the farm and learn all about farm safety.

https://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Agriculture_and_Forestry/Children’s_Book_-_Stay_Safe_on_the_Farm_with_Jessy.html

  • A story to explain why we need to wash our hands repeatedly

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/576a2dcfd482e96c7681c10a/t/5e9aa164fac4021d8f9c21de/1587194215688/SuperFelix.pdf

  • Play some music and print off some mindfulness colouring sheets from images on Google or on Twinkl.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga provide free yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Children engage in thematic adventures as they learn to build strength, balance and confidence.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

  • Plan a fun activity every day which the whole family can enjoy together, even if it’s only planning the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus!

 

If anyone has any questions or needs clarification, please contact me at blyons@tarahillns.ie and/or if you want to take pictures of your child’s work and send it on to me, I would be delighted to get it.

Take care and stay safe,

Betty Lyons

 

 

 

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May 11th -15th  ‘20

Hi boys and girls, Parents/Guardians,

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the good weather. A bit of rain last week but I think we needed it as the ground was getting very dry. My sunflowers are growing steadily, it amazing how much the grow in a week.

I hope the work I suggested last week was helpful and that you were able to do bits and pieces of it. This week is a continuation of last week’s work as I usually plan in fortnights. The only major changes are in the English, Irish, Maths and Grow In Love suggestions. I know it’s not easy, but do try to do a little each day. Please keep reading and if you would like some more online reading, please have a look at the links below in the English section.

Parents/Guardians, you can use this site to register to the free educational webpages, plus much more  https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/#education

https://padlet.com/patriciasadlier/f3zq0trvxoydnq64

 

Term 3 – Week 4 – May 11th -15th  

English

New Treasury 2 (NT2) – Chapter 09 – Report   Pg.’s 54-59 to revise if needed to do a report on Gorey/Wexford.

  1. Oral Language
  2. Since one of our themes this week is places, let’s discuss cities and places in Europe. Elicit from your child what they know about Europe and tell them about your own experiences and travels.

Please treat every lesson you do with your child as an oral language lesson where you can develop your child’s phrasing and vocabulary.

  1. Look up pictures of Gorey or a local area online or in books and describe what you see.
  2. Folens Starlight Oral Language Programme ( you will have to register here first https://www.folensonline.ie/ ) Then open the second class programme at https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/starlight-2c/resources/    and open Poster 11 on page 2 – Countries in Europe and discuss

 

  1. Reading
  2. Continue reading a novel your child has chosen. Keep to a chapter a day. Your child is not to read ahead but read with you or listen to you read it. Again focus on a different aspect of learning each day. Here are some suggestions; ask questions, look up words in a dictionary, find adjectives/nouns/verbs, look at question marks, speech commas and exclamation marks and explain to your child why they were used.

(All grammar points are explained in NT2 under the grammar sections of each chapter)

  1. Let’s read here about Wexford/Gorey

https://kids.kiddle.co/County_Wexford

https://lovegorey.ie/things-to-do-in-gorey-with-kids/      and be thinking of sentences your child could write for their report about Gorey. Maybe print up some pictures and write some sentences underneath or just simply write about what your child likes about Gorey and draw some pictures. I like Dunnes Stores because …  My favourite place for a take away is …. I buy my shoes in ….

The report can be done on a chart sheet or in their scrapbook. Pg 59 of NT2 has guidelines for report writing on a place.

  1. Supplement your child’s reading with age appropriate novels and reading material in the free ebook library sections available here.

 

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page

 

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-websites-reading-childrens-stories-online/ 

                     

 

  1. At the moment author David Walliams is reading excerpts from his books, which your child may enjoy

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

 

  1. The Reading eggs website https://readingeggs.co.uk/free-resources/ has loads of activities for your child to engage with. Click on year 2 and three books will come up. Comprehension Fiction, Comprehension Nonfiction and Spelling Year 2. There are wonderful activities here which you can print off and use.

 

  1. Spelling / Phonics

Spell Well 2Week 31    Pg.’s 64/65   Sounds /ed/ as in red and /ed/ as in skated

 

  1. Dictionary work – continue to encourage your child to use their dictionary frequently, to look up words and their meanings. Point out if the word is a noun, an adjective or a verb.

https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/       Here your child can pick a topic, a keyword, to find a gold mine of related words. A great site to explore.

 

  1. Grammar – Prepositions give information about the direction, place or time of something.

NT2 – Pg 75

 

  1. Writing

Continue your project on Gorey or any local area, writing simple sentences about different aspects of the town, e.g. Where does Mammy do her grocery shopping? Where do I eat in Gorey? Then elaborate further with support sentences and pictures.

 

  1. Cursive Handwriting

Continue to work slowly and steadily on your Go with the Flow Handwriting D book, while at the same time write some news sentences or sentences based on the words in the book, in your blue and red handwriting copy. Your child has an alphabet strip to put in front of them for this exercise.

Gaeilge –

  1. Ceacht 22 lch 106-111

At the moment there is open access to all the resources on Folens, ‘Abair Liom D’ Irish programme. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register and follow the steps.

This week’s lesson is . Ceacht 22  Luascán nua   lch 106-111

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/abair-liom-2nd-class/resources/

Foclóir na seachtaine – luascán, casúr, tairne, sábh, rópa, seid, siosúr, péint, rialóir, adhmad, dréimire, ag gearradh, ag obair  (lch 106-107) use this irish dictionary if needed at    https://www.focloir.ie/

Your child could draw a picture and write the word 3 times or write or copy a sentence from the book into their Gaeilge copy)

 Frásaí na seachtaine – Tabhair dom ___.    An bhfuil cabhair uait?      Tá/Níl cabhair uaim.

Amhrán agus Dán  – ‘Peataí’   agus   ‘An Teach Éan’

Fónaic – Na foghair ‘a’ agus ‘o’  lch 111

Your child will enjoy interacting with the programme as they never get enough time in class to do so.

  1. Cúla https://www.cula4.com is a television channel as Gaeilge for children. You can access programmes on TG4 or through their website.
  2. Your child could try and listen to 10@10 exercise break through Irish athttps://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  3. Séideán Sí is a lovely site where your child will find games and activities in the Irish language. You will find Naíonáin Bheaga, Naíonáin Mhóra agus Rang a hAon activities very suitable. Please make sure to choose the An Mhumhain dialect in Roghnaigh do chanúint.

https://seideansi.ie/index.php

  

Maths –

  1. Topic = Cracking Maths

Chapter 27 – Algebra pg’s  102-106

When your child is counting on in two’s, threes, fours , fives, sixes, make sure they are looking at their hundred square. Also get them to write it down and show them the pattern it creates.

Eg      0,   4,    8,   12,  16,

20,  24, 28,   32,  36,  … all numbers have patterns.

Chapter 28 – Money 1  pg’s 107-108

We have done a good bit of work on money so let’s take out the purses and wallets and try these! Look at their maths copies for other ideas.

If you register with gill&macmillan you can access enrichment worksheets here for each chapter of Cracking Maths  https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-2nd-class-pupils-book?Chapters=0&ResourceTypes=2030

  1. Tables = Get your child to recite first and then write out any of the tables in full in their copy. Continue to revise tables as your child needs to be able to give the answers as quickly as they can 8+9 = , 6+7 =  , 9+5+  , 7-4=  ….. your child has a laminated sheet of the tables in their homework pocket.

Here are some sites for your child to practice

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

  1. Revision = Brain Teasers Pg 45 – revision
  2. Months of the year – discuss, how many, what comes before, after …

 

Ceol –

Music – listening to pieces of music eg. Vivaldi Spring or any of the Disney songs or music pieces.

Tin Whistle – Keep practising your tin whistle tunes that I have already given you in your folder.

https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/easy-to-play-tin-whistle-songs.html

Song – pick out a You Tube Disney song and sing along. Try and get one that shows the lyrics as well, so they can be reading along also!

Register at https://dabbledoomusic.com/    for access to lyrics and videos of Pop Songs for Children. The Artist Profiles section is also worth a browse.

 

P.E –

  1. Be active with 10@10https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  2. Movements to music athttps://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames/featured
  3. 3. Here at Scoilnet you might find some skills you might want to look at

https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit/beyond/

 

Art/Crafts –

  • Colouring and drawing pictures for other subject areas
  • Draw with Don (Don Conroy ) lessons available on You Tube eg a tiger, a chick, a clown …
  • Type in free resources on the Twinkl site for a great variety of activities in all subject areas.

 

Religion –

The Grow In Love Programme is offering free access to their resources at the moment. Google – Growinlove.ie , click on ‘Login, (not register). Where it requests an email address insert   trial@growinlove.ie   password = growinlove

Theme 6 At Mass, we give thanks and we receive Holy Communion

 – Lesson 2; At Mass, we receive Holy Communion

https://app.growinlove.ie/en/user/lesson-resources/191

with lots of stories, videos, songs and colouring activities.

Please keep revising the prayers at the back of the book as we don’t know what format the sacraments will take in the coming months.

 

Drama –

  • Your child could act out scenes from the book they are reading.
  • Play charades of characters at work! Who am I?

 

 

SESE/SPHE – I usually do these themes and topics as part of a two week programme, as I dip in and out of them during this time, instead of doing one big lesson.

Science

  1. Topic = The Heart

Discuss broadly the various parts of the body and words associated with the heart eg. a muscle, chest, blood, pump, heart beats, atrium or atria, ventricles, valves, blood vessels … https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/heart.html

These words can also be used as a spelling exercise.

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/csmovie.html?WT.ac=en-k-htbw-main-page-a   a short video to explain further

Next your child could write some sentences in their project copies about what they have learnt or do this activity sheet.

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/human-heart-coloring-page/

  1. The Butterfly  Book- Window On the World 2     You may have to register with EDCO –Chapter 36 pg.’s 74-75. There are lots of butterflies to be seen this year flying around in the sunshine.  Let’s use this chapter as an introduction.

Come Outside on You Tube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l6nnv9ijBQ

 

  1. Topic – The Seasons

Discussions about the seasons and signs of Spring are also an ongoing weekly topic for discussion. Below is a link to help.

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter34&pageId=page66

 

  1. At this time of the year, birds are very busy with nesting and rearing young. You could discuss the different birds that your child can see in the garden. Here is a U Tube link to A Great Tit nesting box which was recorded in 2014, in Bristol, UK, showing the birds life cycle. It’s 16.51minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_Ysq7_aqJg

 

  1. Dublin Zoo is a wonderful site and is posting an activity workbook around one of the animals each weekday, 13 so far, which you can print off and complete. https://www.dublinzoo.ie/news/dublinzoofun/

It also has live webcams to see some of the animals in action.  You may need to read up about some off the animals before you do your workbook!    https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/our-animals/

 

History –

  1. The Story of Helen Keller

Book- Window On the World 2     You may have to register with EDCO –Chapter 35 pg’s 72-73.

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter37&pageId=page72

 

Geography –

  1. Windy Days Book- Window On the World 2     You may have to register with EDCO –Chapter 37 pg’s 76-77.

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter39&pageId=page76

Come Outside = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nsY4oLPhSk

  1. The National Geographic Kids is a wonderful site for your child to find amazing facts and videos about a wide variety of living creatures, science, plus games and more.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

 

S.P.H.E. (Focus on Well-being)

  • Play some music and print off some mindfulness colouring sheets from images on Google or on Twinkl.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga provide free yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Children engage in thematic adventures as they learn to build strength, balance and confidence.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

  • Plan a fun activity every day which the whole family can enjoy together, even if it’s only planning the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus!

 

If anyone has any questions or needs clarification, please contact me at blyons@tarahillns.ie and/or if you want to take pictures of your child’s work and send it on to me, I would be delighted to get it.

Take care and stay safe,

Betty Lyons

 

 

 

________________________________________________________________________________

2nd Class Work Suggestions May 5th

May 5th 202o

Hi boys and girls, Parents/Guardians,

May has arrived and I hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend. May is synonymous with the gifts of spring; flowers and good weather. ‘’I’m only wishing to go a-fishing; For this the month of May was made’’ (Henry Van Dyke). Let’s hope our good weather returns and we can all enjoy some fishing and the great outdoors again. Nothing to report with regards my wild flower bed, not a single stem of growth to be seen! Hopefully next week I will be reporting progress but in contrast my sunflowers are doing nicely, now about 5-8cm tall.

I hope the work I suggested last week was helpful and that you were able to do bits and pieces of it. Again I am going to plan a two-week programme here and the only changes I will be making next week will be in the English, Irish, Maths and Grow In Love suggestions. I know it’s not easy, but do try to do a little each day. Please keep reading and if you would like some more online reading please have a look at the links below in the English section.

Parents/Guardians, you can use this site to register to the free educational webpages, plus much more  https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/#education

Term 3 – Week 3 – May 5th – 8th  

English

New Treasury 2 (NT2) – Chapter 09 – Report   Pg’s 54-59 to revise if needed to do a report on Gorey/Wexford.

  1. Oral Language
  2. Since one of our themes this week is places, let’s discuss cities and places in Europe. Elicit from your child what they know about Europe and tell them about your own experiences and travels.

Please treat every lesson you do with your child as an oral language lesson where you can develop your child’s phrasing and vocabulary.

  1. Look up pictures of Gorey, old or new online or in books and describe
  2. Folens Starlight Oral Language Programme ( you will have to register here first https://www.folensonline.ie/ ) Then open the second class programme at https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/starlight-2c/resources/    and open Poster 11 on page 2 – Countries in Europe and discuss

 

  1. Reading
  2. Continue reading the novel your child has chosen. Keep to a chapter a day. Your child is not to read ahead but read with you or listen to you read it. Again focus on a different aspect of learning each day. Here are some suggestions;

Tuesday – composing questions, maybe this week make the question more open ended with not direct answers. E.g. Why do you think that happened? What would you have done in that situation? What time of day do you think it was?

Wednesday – look for interesting words in the chapter and maybe use a dictionary to get all the meanings of the word

Thursday – let’s look at adjectives (describing words. They tell use more about the noun)

Friday – verbs and their suffixes (letters added to the verb to form the past (-ed) or present tense (-ing)

(All grammar points are explained in NT2 under the grammar sections of each chapter)

  1. Let’s read here about Wexford/Gorey

https://kids.kiddle.co/County_Wexford

https://lovegorey.ie/things-to-do-in-gorey-with-kids/      and be thinking of sentences your child could write for their report about Gorey. Maybe print up some pictures and write some sentences underneath or just simply write about what your child likes about Gorey and draw some pictures. I like Dunnes Stores because …  My favourite place for a take away is …. I buy my shoes in ….

The report can be done on a chart sheet or in their scrapbook. Pg 59 of NT2 has guidelines for report writing on a place.

  1. Supplement your child’s reading with age appropriate novels and reading material in the free ebook library section of Oxford Owl. You can also listen to the story.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page

and here at

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-websites-reading-childrens-stories-online/

 

  1. At the moment author David Walliams is reading excerpts from his books, which your child may enjoy

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

 

  1. Spelling / Phonics

Spell Well 2Week 30  Pg’s 62/63  Revision Weeks 26-29

Go back over the spellings of Weeks 26, 27 , 28 and 29

 

  1. Dictionary work – continue to encourage your child to use their dictionary frequently, to look up words and their meanings. Point out if the word is a noun, an adjective or a verb.

https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/       Here your child can pick a topic, a keyword, to find a gold mine of related words. A great site to explore.

 

  1. Grammar – Adjectives

Continue to discuss what an adjectives is and point them out when reading.

 

  1. Writing

Start your project on Gorey, writing simple sentences about different aspects of the town, e.g. Where does Mammy do her grocery shopping? Where do I eat in Gorey? Then elaborate further with support sentences and pictures.

 

  1. Cursive Handwriting

Continue to work slowly and steadily on your Go with the Flow Handwriting D book, while at the same time write some news sentences or sentences based on the words in the book, in your blue and red handwriting copy. Your child has an alphabet strip to put in front of them for this exercise.

Gaeilge –

  1. Ceacht 21 Súil Siar 3 lch 104-105

At the moment there is open access to all the resources on Folens, ‘Abair Liom D’ Irish programme. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register and follow the steps.

This week’s lesson is . Ceacht 21  Súil Siar 3 lch 104-105

 Your child will enjoy interacting with the programme as they never get enough time in class to do so.

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/abair-liom-2nd-class/resources/

  1. Cúla https://www.cula4.com is a television channel as Gaeilge for children. You can access programmes on TG4 or through their website.
  2. Your child could try and listen to 10@10 exercise break through Irish athttps://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  3. Séideán Sí is a lovely site where your child will find games and activities in the Irish language. You will find Naíonáin Bheaga, Naíonáin Mhóra agus Rang a hAon activities very suitable. Please make sure to choose the An Mhumhain dialect in Roghnaigh do chanúint.

https://seideansi.ie/index.php

  

Maths –

  1. Topic = Cracking Maths

 Chapter 25 – Time 2 Pg.’s 97-99

Chapter 27 – Algebra pg 10

If you register with gill&macmillan you can access enrichment worksheets here for each chapter of Cracking Maths  https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-2nd-class-pupils-book?Chapters=0&ResourceTypes=2030

  1. Tables = Get your child to recite first and then write out any of the tables in full in their copy. Continue to revise tables as your child needs to be able to give the answers as quickly as they can 8+9 = ,  6+7 =  , 9+5+  , 7-4=  ….. your child has a laminated sheet of the tables in their homework pocket.

Here are some sites for your child to practice

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

  1. Revision = Brain Teasers Pg 43 – revision
  2. Months of the year – discuss

 

Ceol –

Music – listening to pieces of music eg. Vivaldi Spring or any of the Disney songs or music pieces.

Tin Whistle – Keep practising your tin whistle tunes that I have already given you in your folder.

https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/easy-to-play-tin-whistle-songs.html

Song – pick out a You Tube Disney song and sing along. Try and get one that shows the lyrics as well, so they can be reading along also!

Register at https://dabbledoomusic.com/    for access to lyrics and videos of Pop Songs for Children. The Artist Profiles section is also worth a browse.

 

P.E –

  1. Be active with 10@10https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  2. Movements to music athttps://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames/featured

 

Art/Crafts –

  • Colouring and drawing pictures for other subject areas
  • Draw with Don (Don Conroy ) lessons available on You Tube eg a tiger, a chick, a clown …
  • Type in free resources on the Twinkl site for a great variety of activities in all subject areas.

 

Religion –

The Grow In Love Programme is offering free access to their resources at the moment. Google – Growinlove.ie , click on ‘Login, (not register). Where it requests an email address insert   trial@growinlove.ie   password = growinlove

Theme 6 At Mass, we give thanks and we receive Holy Communion

 – Lesson 2; At Mass we thank God

https://app.growinlove.ie/en/user/lesson-resources/190

with lots of stories, videos, songs and colouring activities.

Please keep revising the prayers at the back of the book as we don’t know what format the sacraments will take in the coming months.

 

Drama –

  • Your child could act out scenes from the book they are reading.
  • Play charades of characters at work! Who am I?

 

 

SESE/SPHE – I usually do these themes and topics as part of a two week programme, as I dip in and out of them during this time, instead of doing one big lesson.

Science

  1. Topic = The Heart

Discuss broadly the various parts of the body and words associated with the heart eg. a muscle, chest, blood, pump, heart beats, atrium or atria, ventricles, valves, blood vessels … https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/heart.html

These words can also be used as a spelling exercise.

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/csmovie.html?WT.ac=en-k-htbw-main-page-a   a short video to explain further

Next your child could write some sentences in their project copies about what they have learnt or do this activity sheet.

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/human-heart-coloring-page/

  1. The Butterfly  Book- Window On the World 2     You may have to register with EDCO –Chapter 36 pg.’s 74-75. There are lots of butterflies to be seen this year flying around in the sunshine.  Let’s use this chapter as an introduction. I will give you more links next week.

 

  1. Topic – The Seasons

Discussions about the seasons and signs of Spring are also an ongoing weekly topic for discussion. Below is a link to help.

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter34&pageId=page66

 

  1. At this time of the year, birds are very busy with nesting and rearing young. You could discuss the different birds that your child can see in the garden. Here is a U Tube link to A Great Tit nesting box which was recorded in 2014, in Bristol, UK, showing the birds life cycle. It’s 16.51minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_Ysq7_aqJg

 

  1. Dublin Zoo is a wonderful site and is posting an activity workbook around one of the animals each weekday, 13 so far, which you can print off and complete. https://www.dublinzoo.ie/news/dublinzoofun/

It also has live webcams to see some of the animals in action.  You may need to read up about some off the animals before you do your workbook!    https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/our-animals/

 

History –

  1. The Story of Helen Keller

Book- Window On the World 2     You may have to register with EDCO –Chapter 35 pg’s 72-73.

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter37&pageId=page72

 

Geography –

  1. Windy Days Book- Window On the World 2     You may have to register with EDCO –Chapter 37 pg’s 76-77.

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter39&pageId=page76

Come Outside = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nsY4oLPhSk

  1. The National Geographic Kids is a wonderful site for your child to find amazing facts and videos about a wide variety of living creatures, science, plus games and more.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

 

S.P.H.E. (Focus on Well-being)

  • Play some music and print off some mindfulness colouring from images on Google or on Twinkl.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga provide free yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Children engage in thematic adventures as they learn to build strength, balance and confidence.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

  • Plan a fun activity every day which the whole family can enjoy together, even if it’s only planning the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus!

 

If anyone has any questions or needs clarification, please contact me at blyons@tarahillns.ie and/or if you want to take pictures of your child’s work and send it on to me, I would be delighted to get it.

Take care and stay safe,

Betty Lyons

 

 

 

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2nd Class Work Suggestions for week beginning April 27th  :

Hi boys and girls, Parents/Guardians,

I hope you all had a great week and found some time to get out and enjoy the good weather and do a bit of gardening. On Wednesday last, I planted the wild flower seeds I got in school from Super Valu, in a raised bed in my own garden. I will let you know how they get on! I hope you were able to do bits and pieces of the work I set last week. It was a two week plan so most of it stays the same except changes to parts of the English, Irish, Maths and Grow In Love programme. I know it’s not easy, but do try to do a little each day. Please keep reading and if you would like some more online reading material please have a look here,

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-websites-reading-childrens-stories-online/

 

Parents/Guardians, you can use this site to register to the free educational webpages, plus much more  https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/#education

Term 3 – Week 2 – April 27th –May 1st

 English

New Treasury 2 (NT2) – Chapter 09 – Report   Pg’s 54-59 is our new chapter for these 2 weeks.

  1. Oral Language
  2. Talk about all the people who are helping out on the frontline at this time and maybe skype relatives and friends to see what they are doing every day. Treat every lesson as an oral language lesson where you can develop your child’s phrasing and vocabulary.
  3. NT2 Pg 59 – Describing photos of places
  4. Folens Starlight Oral Language Programme ( you will have to register here first https://www.folensonline.ie/ ) Then open the second class programme at https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/starlight-2c/resources/    and open Poster 05 – People At Work

 

  1. Reading
  2. Continue to read a chapter a day of the novel you started last week. Your child is not to read ahead but read with you or listen to you read it. Again focus on a different aspect of learning each day. Here are some suggestions;

Monday – composing questions

Tuesday – look out for exclamation marks in the chapter (tell them a surprising, funny or loud sentence ends with an exclamation mark.)

Wednesday – look for interesting words in the chapter and maybe use a dictionary to get all the meanings of the word

Thursday – let’s look at adjectives (describing words. They tell use more about the noun)

Friday – verbs and their suffixes (letters added to the verb to form the past (-ed) or present tense (-ing)

(All grammar points are explained in NT2 under the grammar sections of each chapter)

  1. NT2 Pg. 54 +55 Continue with this report learning on a place – Amazing Galapagos Islands.

A report on a place usually has an interesting title, an introduction and various paragraphs about different facts, photos and one or two summary sentences or your own opinion.

Be thinking about a place your child would like to write about as part of our next project.

  1. Supplement your child’s reading with age appropriate novels and reading material in the free ebook library section of Oxford Owl. You can also listen to the story.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page

  1. At the moment author David Walliams is reading excerpts from his books, which your child may enjoy

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

 

  1. Spelling / Phonics double letters- the double s, as in dress

Spell Well 2Week 29  Pg’s 60/61    Additional work can include using some of the spelling activities ideas, I gave you on the sheets at the back of the book. Looking up the words in a dictionary and reading aloud the explanation or simply putting the words into sentences. Plus, you could give your child a sentence dictation test using this week’s words and some from previous weeks e.g. The tissue made a mess on the floor on Thursday. You could use their hard-backed spelling notebook for spelling work.

NT2 – pg. 56 Phonics – Suffixes –ed, -ing, (Suffixes are letters added to the ends of words to make a new word)

 

  1. Dictionary work – continue to encourage your child to use their dictionary frequently, to look up words and their meanings. Point out if the word is a noun, an adjective or a verb.

https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/       Here your child can pick a topic, a keyword, to find a gold mine of related words. A great site to explore.

 

  1. Grammar – Adjectives

NT2 – Pg. 57 revise what an adjectives is and complete the exercises here.

 

  1. Writing

NT2 – Pg 58 read this page and maybe write a paragraph or two about Gorey, picking out a topic sentences e.g. Gorey has lots of exciting shops to visit! or Where do I eat in Gorey? Then elaborate further with support sentences.

 

  1. Cursive Handwriting

Continue to work slowly and steadily on your Go with the Flow Handwriting D book, while at the same time write some news sentences or sentences based on the words in the book, in your blue and red handwriting copy. Your child has an alphabet strip to put in front of them for this exercise.

 

Gaeilge –

  1. Ceacht 20 An Ghaoth agus an Ghrian

At the moment there is open access to all the resources on Folens, ‘Abair Liom D’ Irish programme. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register and follow the steps.

This week’s lesson is Ceacht 20 An Ghaoth agus An Ghrian. Your child will enjoy interacting with the programme as they never get enough time in class to do so.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/2nd_class/resources/Stories/AL_2C_ACT_Sceal_L20_GhaothAgusGhrian/build/index.html

Foclóir na seachtaine – an Ghaoth,  an Ghrian,  comórtas,  fear,  bóthar,  cóta  (lch 102-103) Your child could draw a picture and write the word 3 times or write or copy a sentence from the book into their Gaeilge copy)

 Frásaí na seachtaine – ag troid,  níos láidre,  an chéad seans,  ag séideadh,  ag taitneamh,  tar éis cúpla nóiméad, bhain sé a chóta de,  bhí an bua ag …

Amhrán agus Dán  –   dul siar

Fónaic – An déghraf ‘bh’ (lch 101) Your child needs to be able to say and recognise these words (dul siar)

  1. Cúla https://www.cula4.com is a television channel as Gaeilge for children. You can access programmes on TG4 or through their website.
  2. Your child could try and listen to 10@10 exercise break through Irish athttps://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

  

Maths –

  1. Topic = Cracking Maths

 Chapter 25 – Time 2 Pg.’s 93-96

I have done a good bit of work on time but some children find this topic and the extension into quarter past and quarter to, a difficult concept to understand. Let’s take it slowly, maybe it would be good to revise Chapter 23 Fractions. Also if your child could make a clock that might be useful.

Chapter 26. Check –up 3 pg.100

Chapter 29. 3D pg. 113

 

If you register with gill&macmillan you can access enrichment worksheets here for each chapter of Cracking Maths  https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-2nd-class-pupils-book?Chapters=0&ResourceTypes=2030

  1. Tables = Get your child to recite first and then write out any of the tables in full in their copy. Continue to revise tables as your child needs to be able to give the answers as quickly as they can 8+9 = ,  6+7 =  , 9+5+  , 7-4=  ….. your child has a laminated sheet of the tables in their homework pocket.

Here are some sites for your child to practice

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

  1. Revision = Brain Teasers Pg 41-42, revision and 3D shapes
  2. Riddle – A grandfather, two fathers and two sons went to the movie theatre together and everyone bought one movie ticket each.

How many tickets did they buy in total?

 

Ceol –

Music – listening to pieces of music eg. Vivaldi Spring or any of the Disney songs or music pieces.

Tin Whistle – Keep practising your tin whistle tunes that I have already given you in your folder.

https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/easy-to-play-tin-whistle-songs.html

Song – pick out a You Tube Disney song and sing along. Try and get one that shows the lyrics as well, so they can be reading along also!

Register at https://dabbledoomusic.com/    for access to lyrics and videos of Pop Songs for Children. The Artist Profiles section is also worth a browse.

 

P.E –

  1. Be active with 10@10https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  2. Movements to music athttps://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames/featured

 

Art/Crafts –

  • Colouring and drawing pictures for other subject areas
  • Draw with Don (Don Conroy ) lessons available on You Tube eg a tiger, a chick, a clown …
  • Type in free resources on the Twinkl site for a great variety of activities in all subject areas.

 

Religion –

The Grow In Love Programme is offering free access to their resources at the moment. Log onto https://www.growinlove.ie/en/  and use email trial@growinlove.ie      password growinlove

Theme 6  At Mass, we give thanks and we receive Holy Communion

 – Lesson 1 ; ‘Do this in memory of me’  https://app.growinlove.ie/en/user/lesson-resources/189

with lots of stories, videos, songs and colouring activities.

Please keep revising the prayers at the back of the book as we don’t know what format the sacraments will take in the coming months.

 

Drama –

  • Your child could act out scenes from the book they are reading.
  • Play charades of characters at work! Who am I?

 

 SESE/SPHE – I usually do these themes and topics as part of a two week programme, as I dip in and out of them during this time, instead of doing one big lesson.

Science

  1. Topic = The Digestive System

Discuss broadly the various parts of the body and words associated with the digestive system eg. mouth, teeth, saliva, throat, oesophagus (food tube), stomach, gastric juices, food turns mushy, vomit, small intestine, large intestine, waste (poo). These words can also be used as a spelling exercise.

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/bodymovies.html   a short video to explain further

Next your child could write some sentences in their project copies about what they have learnt or complete and colour an activity based sheet and stick it into their scrapbooks.

https://worksheetplace.com/index.php?function=DisplaySheet&sheet=Digestive-System&links=2&id=&link1=241&link2=372      ( click on image and print)

 

  1. Topic – The Seasons

Discussions about the seasons and signs of Spring are also an ongoing weekly topic for discussion. Below is a link to help.

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter34&pageId=page66

 

  1. Come Outside – You Tube

At any time go on to Come Outside on You Tube and pick a topic. It seems simplistic in its approach but the children find it interesting and do gain some interesting facts from it. They could then write some sentences about what they have learnt and draw a picture.

  1. At this time of the year, birds are very busy with nesting and rearing young. You could discuss the different birds that your child can see in the garden. Here is a U Tube link to A Great Tit nesting box which was recorded in 2014, in Bristol, UK, showing the birds life cycle. It’s 16.51minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_Ysq7_aqJg

 

  1. Our animal report.

When leaving school, I gave your child a large sheet of card, to do a project on an animal of their choice. You can use this or pages in their scrapbooks. Some people also brought home some books to help. First choose an animal and begin your research. Next I want you to look at Chapter 02 pg’s 12-17 in your child’s book New Treasury 2. This will give you a guidance on the layout of a report on an animal. Pg 17-  a report on an animal should include a title, an introduction and some facts organised under different headings, pictures, drawings or photographs and one or two summary sentences which usually include an amazing fact or your own opinion.

 

  1. Dublin Zoo is a wonderful site and is posting an activity workbook around one of the animals each weekday, 13 so far, which you can print off and complete. https://www.dublinzoo.ie/news/dublinzoofun/

It also has live webcams to see some of the animals in action.  You may need to read up about some off the animals before you do your workbook!    https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/our-animals/

 

History – Irish Legends

  1. – The Giant from Scotland – Finn McCool

While looking at a map of Ireland showing the counties, discuss with your child the neighbouring counties, particularly the counties of Leinster. Then find Co. Antrim and tell them, that’s todays story is from a place called The Giants Causeway.

https://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/1Kids/Causeway.html (facts and story)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHygfkHD5TE ( video clip)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlNdhq1OOeU (video clip)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMIlZU95SE8  (listen and read the story, second time around they could make up questions or pick out interesting  words and put them into sentences)

Book- Window On the World 2     You may have to register with EDCO –Chapter 32 pg’s 66-67.  Answers to questions on pg 66 could be written in your child’s copy plus picture drawn.

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter34&pageId=page66

 

  1. You can also extend this lesson by doing any of the other Irish Legends

http://www.irelandsmythsandlegends.com/  from here you can print up the stories and use them as a reading exercise or get your child to make up some questions for you to answer !

 

  1. Customs and traditions of Easter.

Discuss customs and traditions associated with Easter time and how we celebrate Easter in Ireland. If they get the opportunity, get them to discuss Easter in the past with their grandparents.  Suggestions on Pg’s 58-59.

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter30&pageId=page58

 

 

 

Geography – Mighty Mountains

  1. Tell your child what you know about Mt Everest – located in the Himalayas, 8,848m above sea level and that the international border between Nepal and China runs across its summit point.

Next talk to your child about the highest peak in Ireland which is Carrauntoohil in the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks range in Co Kerry, at 1,038m above sea level.  Our local peak, the Wicklow Lug or Lugnaquilla in the  Wicklow Mountains at 925m, is the fourth highest peak in Ireland.

Discuss the flora and fauna of mountains and how mountains are used for recreational purposes.

https://www.edcolearning.ie/Book/Page?bookId=book331&chapterId=chapter36&pageId=page70

 

  1. As part of our SESE programme discuss the dangers of hill walking and why we need to be prepared, before we set out on a hill walk. Use the two pictures on pg 71 as a focus for your discussion.

 

S.P.H.E. (Focus on Well-being)

  • Play some music and print off some mindfulness colouring from images on Google or on Twinkl.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga provide free yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Children engage in thematic adventures as they learn to build strength, balance and confidence.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

  • Plan a fun activity every day which the whole family can enjoy together, even if it’s only planning the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus!

 

If anyone has any questions or needs clarification, please contact me at blyons@tarahillns.ie and if you want to take pictures of your child’s work and send it on to me, I would be delighted to get it. I meant to put this in last week, my apologies. Hoping to see you all again soon.

Take care and stay safe,

Betty Lyons

 

 

 

 

2nd Class Work Suggestions April 20-24th

Hi boys and girls, Parents/Guardians,

Spring has finally sprung and nature is blooming and blossoming all around us. Don’t forget to get out there and enjoy it!  A big thank you to all the children who sent in pictures of the work they are doing at home, as part of your home schooling. Some wonderful work, all presented very neat and tidy. A pleasure to look at and read.  Please keep up the good work, as every little bit counts. The following are some ideas and suggestions for the week(s) ahead, dip in and out as you see fit. Apologies for the long layout but I wanted to include ideas and suggestions in all 12 subject areas (as requested) and give you lots of options to do with your child during this complex time.

https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/#education – parents, you can use this site to register to the free educational web pages plus much more

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 Emergency Work in the event of a school closure 1 March 12th

  1. Continue to encourage your to read age appropriate books and take time to read stories to your child (concentrate on your child’s understanding of the text – ask questions, get them to suggest alternative titles, endings … and predict what might happen next in a story. Or alternatively get your child to listen to audio books.
  2. Keep a short diary of events/activities and draw illustrations
  3. Revise addition tables and set themselves speed challenges.
  4. Pick some new or unusual words from their reading and learn how to spell them. Revise spelling lists in their Spell Well book and do any catch up necessary.
  5. Practice writing sentences in the cursive handwriting style.
  6. Write a summary of a chapter you have read from one of your books.
  7. Write a story using one of the following titles or come up with an idea for a story yourself. “The Magic Pen”, “The Clever Dog” “The Bag of Silver” or “The Young Detectives”.
  8. Illustrate your story. be creative and draw or paint pictures.
  9. Revise Mathematical topics covered to date, especially subtraction with regrouping, fractions, names of 3D shapes.  http://www.topmarks.co.uk has nice resources.
  10. Do a mini-project on a chosen topic e.g. a favourite animal, a place they have visited, their favourite sport etc.
  • Twinkl is a great site for lots of really good resources and they are offering free access for 1 month due to school closures which is brilliant.
  • Special Education team work links below also

Useful links for 2nd Class

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ (links to game sites)

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ – lots of great information on a wide range of subjects/topics

https://www.scoilnet.ie/go-to-primary/

www.maths-games.org (different ages)

www.spellingcity.com (games)

www.mathplayground.com
www.kidsites.com (gives lists of useful websites)

www.ictgames.com/literacy  (spelling patterns and blending)

www.ictgames.com/weight.html  (maths activity entering weights on scales)

www.iboard.co.uk/activities (games for various subjects, some free, some only by by subscription)

kids.nationalgeographic.com (animal facts and games)

www.bbc.co.uk/schools (various games – look for games suitable for Year 2/3)

Special Education Team – Emergency Work

Below are some really useful websites that you might like to have a look at:

English:

www.readingbear.org – phonics

www.storyberries.com

www.sightwords.com – good for sightwords

www.oxfordowl.co.uk – ebook library and other bits

www.primaryresources.co.uk

Maths:

www.primaryresources.co.uk

www.aaamath.com

www.nrich.maths.org