Emergency Work in the event of a school closure
Refer to class handout for ideas on spellings, maths games and handwriting.
- Continue daily reading and read books to your child (concentrate on your child’s understanding of the text – ask questions, get them to suggest alternative titles, endings etc. Predict what might happen next in a story.
- Keep a short diary of events/activities
- Revise tables and set themselves speed challenges.
- Pick some new words from your reading to learn how to spell.
- Use the suggestions in the front of your assessment copy to learn spellings that you find difficult.
- Write a summary of a chapter you have read from one of your books.
- 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”.
- Illustrate your story.
- Revise Maths topics covered to date in your BrainTeasers book and play online games at www.crackingmaths.ie
- Do a mini-project on a chosen topic e.g. a favourite animal, a place they have visited, their favourite sport etc.
Useful links for 2nd Class
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ (links to game sites)
www.maths-games.org (different ages)
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)