HOME/SCHOOLWORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 22nd JUNE

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoyed Sports Week last week. It was lovely to see the photographs of you all staying active and having fun. It is hard to believe we are coming to the end of First Class and that this is the last installment of work I will be giving you. It is such a strange end of year for us all.

Boys and girls, I am sad that our year together did not end in the usual way but I am so proud of you all and how you continued to keep working on your reading, writing, maths and lots more at home with your parents. I know that it was not easy and that you missed seeing each other in school every day. It is strange saying goodbye in an email but I am looking forward to seeing you all in September when you are in 2nd class. Enjoy the summer holidays and remember to keep reading and get out and enjoy any nice weather we get. Also remember to always stay safe when going swimming and visiting the beach.

Parents I would like to say thank you to you all for your co-operation and hard work with the children throughout the school year and especially over the last term when you had to provide so much support to your child at home. I understand how difficult and stressful it may have been for you at times and appreciate the time and effort you put in to helping your child with the activities that I suggested.

 

 

MATHS

-Do pages 57 + 62 in Brainteasers.

– Go on a length scavenger hunt. Find something:

  • Around the same length as the remote control
  • Something that is longer/shorter than 1 meter
  • The same length as your thumb
  • Longer than 20 cm but shorter than 1 meter
  • Guess how many strides long your bedroom is – estimate and measure.
  • Guess how many handspans long your kitchen table is – estimate and measure.
  • Guess how many fingertips long your maths book is – estimate and measure.

 

 

 

Try Magic Plant  and  Jumping Cricket  these problems are based on length and so is this game.

-Try this Maths Trail around the home.

– Have a go at theses games Robot Addition      Mental Maths Train

Hit the Button     and   Daily 10  are good games to continue over the summer

Tables: spend this week learning the -10 tables. Complete pgs 54 +55 in your Table Toppers book. Try the -10 tables test on Friday Test 22 pg 72.

 

ENGLISH

Reading: ‘Read at Home’ read pgs 117-120

You can access the PM readers online. Go to https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf  and please use the new login: principal@tarahillns.ie    Password: School2020       Choose your child’s level based on the PM reader they have at home. When you choose a book click on read in bottom right hand corner – you may need to scroll down to see it.

Oral language:  Listen to the story Take Five by Niall Breslin and think about five things that you are grateful for.

 

Writing:  Even though we did not get to spend all of this year in school I am sure you have lots of nice memories of our time in first class like our Christmas play, 10 @ 10, art lessons, climbing up Tara Hill, cooking with Olive, playing with our friends etc. Write/draw about your favourite First Class memories.

 

– Look at pg 79 of Exercise your English and revise some of the grammar you learned this year.

-Write about a day at the seaside – look at the wordbank and questions on page 74 of Exercise your English to help you.

 

– Continue to practise cursive handwriting Go With the Flow pages 63 + 64

 

Spellings/Phonics:

Revise your first class spellings on pages 78 + 79  in Spellcheck.

Revise some of the phonics words you have learned on page 80 in Exercise your English

 

VIRTUAL TOURS:

I hope you enjoyed your virtual tour to San Diego Zoo last week.

This week why not try somewhere different like International Space Station

   Monterey Bay Aquarium    or     Áras an Uachtaráin.

 

You can then draw or write about where you visited and what you saw – here is a template.

 

If you would like some more work please complete any unfinished pages in Window on the World or Exercise your English and for some summer themed worksheets click here.

 

 

P.E.  The padlet is still available for anyone who wants to complete some more challenges this month and is linked here.

Try to stay active over the summer keeping up your 60 minutes physical activity a day. Ride your scooter/ bike – Draw your own hopscotch with chalk and play – Throw a ball against a wall and catch – Create your own obstacle course – Jump on the trampoline – Practice skipping – Bubble bashing – get someone to blow bubbles for you to try and burst all of them – Run laps of your house – Skip sideways up and down the garden.

 

As always you can contact me on asunderland@tarahillns.ie and if anyone has any problem accessing any of the links please contact me and I will email them to you directly.

 

I hope you all have a lovely summer.

Kind regards,

Aoife Sunderland

 

 

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HOME SCHOOLWORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 15th JUNE

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is keeping well and that all the boys and girls are still helping out at home and doing lots of jobs for mams and dads. We are aware it may be getting increasingly difficult to get the children to complete school work. This is very normal for June and so we have adjusted the work accordingly. So for this week I will be just suggesting some English and Maths work along with learning about water safety. This week is Tara Hill Sports Week – so the focus will be on getting outside, having fun and being as active as possible!  We have a padlet outlining the daily activities for the week – https://padlet.com/asunderland1/qj1co9v1bj9ojxfj .  June also always means school tour season so I am also suggesting going on a virtual tour, organise a packed lunch ( don’t forget the goodies) and sit back and enjoy a trip to San Diego Zoo – don’t forget to check out the pandas! Please send me on your favourite photograph from Sports Week and send it on to asunderland@tarahillns.ie . If anyone has any problem accessing any of the links please contact me and I will email them to you directly.

 

 

MATHS

-Do pages 49 + 56 in Brainteasers.

-Try these word problems. Try to write out a number sentence for each word problem.

-Try some Sports Day Maths Challenge Cards

– Play this basketball themed place value game.

– Try some Problem Solving Activities.

Keep working on your mental maths with these games

Hit the Button              Daily 10

Tables: spend this week learning the -9 tables. Complete pgs 52 +53 in your Table Toppers book. Try the -9 tables test on Friday Test 21 pg 72.

 

ENGLISH

Reading: ‘Read at Home’ read pgs 114-116

Read the Sports Day reading comprehension and answer the questions.

You can access the PM readers online. Go to https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf  and please use the new login: principal@tarahillns.ie    Password: School2020       Choose your child’s level based on the PM reader they have at home. When you choose a book click on read in bottom right hand corner – you may need to scroll down to see it.

Oral language:  Our Starlight oral language programme is available on folens online website. Click on the first class programme and in the units section find Poster 16 Summer at home. Children can listen to the stories, explore the poster and try the online activities.

 

Writing: -Write a report on your favourite sport, famous sporting star, local sporting person or the Olympics.

– Use one of the following story starters to write about: The best things about summer are…, If I was invisible for a day I would… or My trip on a time machine.

– Look at pg 77 of Exercise your English and revise when we need a capital letter and compound words. How many more compound words can you come up with?

– Continue to practise cursive handwriting Go With the Flow pages 61-62

Spellings/Phonics:

Do the revision pages 76 + 77 in Spellcheck.

Revise some of the phonics words in the wordsearch on page 78 in Exercise your English

 

 

SPHE:

As we are all hopefully going to have lots of beach days or paddling pools out in the garden this summer, it is really important that we learn about water safety.

RTÉ Home School Hub PAWS is now on the RTE Home School Hub available by clicking here. The lessons and activities will guide children through Water Safety at home, on farms, in swimming pools, rivers, lakes and of course at the beach. Splash the Bear and River the Otter will show children how to stay safe at these locations, and how keep their family and friends safe too! By taking part not only will children be safer on or near the water, they can also become a PAWS HERO! All resources can also be found by visiting the Teach PAWS website too.

 

 

P.E.  This week is Tara Hill Sports Week. When we were in school we had started the ‘Climb up Carrauntoohil Challenge’, where we tried to skip every day and count our skips – we are going to continue with this challenge this week. If you have a skipping rope try to skip every day and record your number of skips and email the amount in to me at the end of the week. I will add them all together and see how many mountains we can climb!

All of the activities and challenges are linked here on this padlet.

Each day there are 4 activities: Sports Day Race, Family Fun Activity, Mini Challenge and Skipping. In the last column of the padlet you will find lots more challenges to keep you busy in June. Don’t forget to take some photographs and send your favourite one to me for the virtual sports gallery.

 

Hope you have a great week and that the sun shines for Sports Week.

Take care,

Ms Sunderland

 

 

 

 

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HOME/SCHOOLWORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 8th JUNE

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well and everyone enjoyed Wellness Week last week. This week is GREAT OUTDOORS WEEK so below in the SESE section you will find some nice ideas that you can try out at home this week. You are being asked to explore our beautiful local environment- take a photograph, write about it  or create some art and email a picture to me on asunderland@tarahillns.ie As always do not feel pressure to get everything completed. Please contact me if you have any questions, to send me pictures of work or to share any news. If anyone has any problem accessing any of the links please let me know and I will email them to you directly.

 

MATHS

This Week we are going to revise 2D and 3D shapes.

-Revise all 2D Shapes; square, circle, semi- circle, rectangle, triangle- how many sides and corners have they? Are the sides straight or curved?

-Revise the names of 3 D shapes – Cube, cylinder, sphere, cuboid. How many corners, edges and faces have they? What shape are their faces?

-Go on a shape hunt around the house and see how many cylinders, spheres, cubes and cuboids you can find.

-Gather 3 D shapes and examine if they can roll, slide or stack.

-Place objects in a bag and see if you can guess the shape of the object by feeling it.

Make 3D shapes using playdough and matchsticks or marshmallows and toothpicks.

Geometric Shapes with Play-Doh and straws!! - YouTube

Do some revision work in Brainteasers pgs 48, 60 +61

If you would like some worksheets on shape click here

 

Get your thinking caps on and try these problem solving challenges Chain of Changes  and A Triangle or No Triangle.

 

The following web-links are games based on shape:

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-16/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-17/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-61/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-62/index.html

 

Tables Spend this week learning the -8 tables. Complete pgs 48 + 49 in your Table Toppers book. Try the -8 tables test on Friday Test 20 pg 71.

Play Tables Challenge Game

 

ENGLISH

Reading: ‘Read at Home’ read pgs 110 – 113

Read the reading comprehension ‘The Story of the Dragonfly’ on pg 72 and answer the questions on pg 73 of Exercise Your English.

You can access the PM readers online. Go to https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf  and please use the new login: principal@tarahillns.ie    Password: School2020       Choose your child’s level based on the PM reader they have at home. When you choose a book click on read in bottom right hand corner – you may need to scroll down to see it.

 

Oral language:  Our Starlight oral language programme is available on Folensonline. Click on the first class programme and in the units section find Poster 15 Camping. Children can listen to the stories, explore the poster and try the online activities.

 

Writing: This week for the Great Outdoors Week try to write a summer acrostic poem. An acrostic poem is where the first letter of each line spells out a word – for example

Smearing on suncream

Under the trees for shade

Melting ice-cream

Massive waves

Everybody happy

Ready to play all day!

 

– Look at pg 75 of Exercise your English and write the plurals for each word.

– Continue to practise cursive handwriting –Complete Go With the Flow pages 58-60

Spellings/Phonics: Write this word:  COMMUNICATION.

Now make as many little words as you can from this word and list them. A list of 10 words is great. A list of 20 words is wonderful! If you have more than 20 …you are an expert!!

 

Remember Magic E is very bossy! He won’t let vowel before him say its sound, he makes it say its name and he says nothing at all!  For example cape, robe, rise. Find all the magic e words on pg 76 of Exercise Your English. You could then make up some super sentences containing Magic E words.

 

GAEILGE:

This week we are going to look at Lesson 25 Ag Pacáil (Packing). Log into folensonline website and click on Lesson 25. Click on ‘postaer’ to access scéal (story), amhrán (song) Tá mo chás lán and dán (poem) Ag Pacáil.  You will also be able to click on Cuardach 1 and Cuardach 2 which allows you to click on different parts of the picture to hear phrases being said. Children are familiar with this format. They can test out their acting skills by having a go at the Comhrà.

Children can look at the poster with the new vocab on pgs 124 + 125 of their Abair Liom book. They can then try pgs 126, 128 + 129 if they wish. On Pg 126 look at the picture and write what object is in each case –the poster will help. On pg 128 look at the picture , read the sentence and say if it’s fíor ( true) nó bréagach (false). On pg 129 bris an cód (break the code).

 

Foclóir: You can hear the pronunciations of words on folensonline in foclóir games.

t-léine- t shirt, bríste gairid – shorts, gúna – dress, sciorta – skirt, culaith shnámha – swimsuit, spéaclaí gréine- sunglasses, hata – hat, pitseámaí – pyjamas, scuab fiacla – toothbrush, taos fiacla – toothpaste, uachtar gréine – sun cream, ticéid – ticket, airgead – money, cás – case, scáthán- mirror, ag pacáil – packing.

Children could make the above words into flashcards pack a suitcase with labelled objects.

 

S.E.S.E: This week for Great Outdoors Week you are being asked to go outside and explore your natural environment: your garden, your local hedgerows, your local hill and your local beach. Then you can write about what you find or create a picture and don’t forget to take a photo.

You could pick a word like Summer or your name and try to find something for each of the letters e.g. Aoife – Ant, Orchid, Insect, Fern, Earthworm.

There are lots of great nature scavenger hunts linked here.

You could go on a Wildlife Safari and learn more about the wild flowers growing in the locality. Here is a link to a lovely book all about wildlife in Ireland – have a look at your class section.

 

 

MUSIC/ART:

For the Great Outdoors Week try to create some nature art – go outside and create an image from objects you find like twigs, flowers, stones and leaves.

27 ways to create nature art | The Craft Train

We looked at shape in maths this week, using some cardboard boxes, toilet roll holders or any 3D shapes from around the house, create your own 3D shape robot. You can paint or decorate and name your robots.

-Learn about insects by listening and singing along to the Insect Song and try to sing along with Bare Necessities. What is the message in this song?

 

 

SPHE:

This week when we are focusing on the Great Outdoors why not try some ocean breathing Ocean Breathing Technique. Stand with your feet wide apart, or sit in a comfortable position. Inhale through your mouth or nose. Exhale with your

mouth wide open making a long ‘haaaaahhh’ sound. Imagine the sound of the ocean. Wave your arms up over your head as you inhale and down by your side as you exhale if you like.

Now find a quiet space try one of these guided visualisations Woodland Walk or A Day at the Beach.

 

P.E. For the Great Outdoors Week – try to spend lots of time outside being active. Ride your bike or scooter, jump on the trampoline, play hopscotch, run around the garden, have a family game of football or rounders. Try to get your 60 minutes physical activity every day.

 

This week in PE at HOME let’s work on your landing skills. Look at the landing skills videos  and you can try the three home activities over the week. The videos are available here:    P.E. at Home .

 

 

 

RELIGION– Grow in Love Theme 10 Lesson 2 is  based on ‘Growing in Love’. Watch and discuss the video – ‘Following the law of love’. Look at the slideshow of photos – which is the right choice to make. Grow in Love are offering free access to their resources at the moment. Log onto   Grow in Love  and use email  trial@growinlove.ie  password growinlove

 

 

 

 

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HOME/SCHOOLWORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 3RD JUNE

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well and everyone enjoyed the extra-long bank holiday weekend and a break from work. Thank you so much to everyone who sent in photos of their cooking and recipes – I have lots of new ideas to try out in my kitchen! It is always lovely to hear from you all and see the great work you are doing at home. This week is WELLBEING WEEK so below in the SPHE section you will find some nice ideas that you can try out at home this week. If you want any extra wellbeing activities check out     Ms Sadlier’s Padlet where which has a wellbeing section and lots of different ideas in all the subject areas. As you know this is a 3 day week so there is less work assigned and as always do not feel pressure to get everything completed. Please contact me on asunderland@tarahillns.ie if you have any questions, to send me pictures of work or to share any news. If anyone has any problem accessing any of the links please contact me and I will email them to you directly.

 

MATHS

We are looking at money again this week. This time children are looking at amounts up to 99 c .Take out any coins you have at home again and call out values of money less than €1 and children can make up this amount using the least number of coins.

How many coins in the euro currency? Draw them out or do some coin rubbings.

Give your child an amount of money e.g. 16 c and ask them to make it up to 60c by adding more coins.

PUPILS COULD THEN LOOK AT BUSY AT MATHS PGS 152, 153 + 154 AND BRAINTEASERS PG 59

The following web-links are games based on money:

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-152/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-153/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-154/index.html

Tables – Spend this week revising the -5, -6 and -7 tables

Complete Revision 17 + 18 on pg 50 and Revision 19 on pg 51 in your Table Toppers book

Play Tables Challenge Game

 

ENGLISH

Reading: ‘Read at Home’ read pgs 108 + 109

Read out the jokes and riddles on pg 52 of Exercise your English to your family and see if they can guess the answers. You can illustrate the jokes if you like.

You can now access the PM readers online. Go to https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf  and use login: asunderland@tarahillns.ie    Password: Tarahill20       Choose your child’s level based on the PM reader they have at home. When you choose a book click on read in bottom right hand corner – you may need to scroll down to see it.

Oral language:  Practise reading the poem ‘Walking Around the Zoo’ (pg 108 Read at Home) to your family. Make up actions to go with it and add lots of expression.

Nouns are ‘naming’ words. They tell us the name of a person, place or thing. For example: book, Mary, tree, Gorey. Name 10 nouns you can see around you.

 

Writing: This week for Wellbeing Week try writing some compliment notes for each person in your family. Or you could make a card to say thank you to someone for all the things they do for you.  Use your very best handwriting.

– Look at pg 69 of Exercise your English. Match the opposites and finish the sentences.

– Continue to practise cursive handwriting –Complete Go With the Flow pages 56 + 57

Spelling: We have now completed our Spellcheck books. This week look back over your old spelling tests and find words that you found tricky at the time. See if you can spell them now –if you can’t pick a few of them to work on this week.

Phonics: This work can be done in their phonics copy. Ask the children to come up with a list of words with the ‘ph’ sound e.g. phone, alphabet. They should try to come up with as many words as they can. You can check out this video . If you like you could pick your 5 favourite words and try to put them in super sentences – remember to use adjectives.

 

GAEILGE:

– This week revise and learn the colours as gaeilge. Here is a video listing the colours. Look at page 140 of Abair Liom. Match the word to the colour in Section A and write the correct colour in Section B.

Now try this quiz and worksheets linked here

– Listen to Room on a Broom as gaeilge Scuabtha Chun Siúil

– Revise old songs and poems and play the online games on www.folensonline.ie

-Listen to story watch a show on Cúla 4

 

S.E.S.E:

Geography – We have been looking at money again this week. All euro coins have a common side and a national side. The national side shows which country where they were come from. The national side has a symbol to represent that country. What symbol represents Ireland? Examine the euro currency you have at home see if you can find any coins that came from a different country. Take out an atlas or look up a map and find these countries. Watch this video to learn more about the euro.

Science – In Read at Home this week you read the poem ‘Walking Around the Zoo’ Take a virtual tour around Dublin Zoo and find out more about some of your favourite animals.

 

MUSIC/ART:

-For Wellbeing week draw pictures of all the things you are grateful for – you could draw them outside with chalk.

 

Out of the Ark  have a wellbeing section with lots of fun and catchy songs and activities to accompany them. They have free access at the moment. Have a listen and pick one to sing along to – I really liked and ‘Clap Hands, Stamp Feet’ and          ‘A little Bit of Kindness’.

– Mindfulness colouring. Nice relaxing activity that is good for fine motor control skills I have linked some pictures here .

-If you could design a new national symbol for a euro coin for Ireland what would it be. Trace around the outside of a bowl to make a circle and design your own coin.

 

 

SPHE:

This week is Wellbeing Week so try out a few of the following ideas:

-Go outside and feel the grass between your toes, lie back and look at the clouds. Spend some time trying to figure out the shapes they make.

– Do something kind for someone else each day this week.

– Tidy your bedroom or playroom. You will feel better afterwards and I bet Mam and Dad will be pleased too!

– Blow bubbles for ten minutes. If you have any worries pretend they are the bubbles that float away and when they pop they are gone!

– Count how many times you can make someone smile each day.

– Try another guided visualisation this one is called ’The Sleepy Train’ find a quiet space and listen here.

-Families could decide to do the Joyful June Calendar together – it has daily actions for June 2020 to help us look for what’s good even in difficult times.

 

 

P.E.– For Wellbeing  Week

– Get outside and stay active

– Try some guided meditations on Go Noodle   or Cosmic Kida Yoga

– Go outside, turn the music up and have a family dance off.

 

 

RELIGION– This week revise some of the prayers at the back of the Grow in Love book. Practise blessing yourself correctly saying The Sign of the Cross and try to remember saying the Morning Prayer and the Night Prayer going to bed.

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________________________________________________________HOME/SCHOOLWORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 25th MAY

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well, keeping busy and getting outside as much as you can. Thank you so much to everyone who sent in photos of their beautiful art work – it is so lovely to hear from you all and see the great work you are doing at home. I am very proud of you all and all the super work you are doing. This week is TARA HILL MASTERCHEF so we are asking all the boys and girls to bake or cook something – take a picture or write out the recipe and send it to me. Here is this week’s work, as always do not feel under any pressure to complete all of it. Pick and choose what you think will work best for you as a family. Please send me on pictures or recipes of your baking/cooking and any other work or photos to asunderland@tarahillns.ie . If anyone has any problem accessing any of the links please contact me and I will email them to you directly.

 

MATHS

Remember to regularly practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s forwards & backwards, check if numbers are odd or even, find doubles & halves (up to 20).

For the next two weeks in Maths we are going to look at money – Money is a very practical topic.

If you have coins at home (piggy banks could come in handy!!) – make labels on cups/boxes 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and sort a pile of coins into the correct boxes. Call out values of money less than 50c and children can make up this amount using the least number of coins.

Get your child to make up a mini-shop and put price tags (post its/pieces of paper) on a range of items. No item should cost more than 50c. Ask questions such as: Which item is the dearest/cheapest? I have 28c have I enough to buy the apple? Which is dearer the apple or the can of beans? Show in coins how much an item is.

PUPILS COULD THEN LOOK AT BUSY AT MATHS PGS 150 + 151 BRAINTEASERS PGS 47 + 58 AND IF ANYONE WANTS EXTRA WORKSHEETS THEY ARE LINKED HERE: MONEY

If needed when adding money the children can use their hundred square at back of brainteasers- start at bigger amount and count on.

 

The following web-links are games based on money:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game                (Choose Euro)

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-150/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-151/index.html

Tables – Spend this week learning the -7 tables

Complete Table Toppers pgs 46 + 47 Try the -6 tables test on Friday Test 19 pg 71. Remember subtraction is the reverse of addition so if the sum is 15 – 7 =

Ask yourself what do I add to 7 to make 15.

Keep working on your mental maths with these games:

Hit the Button              Daily 10

 

ENGLISH

Reading: Remember to read as much as you can!

‘Read at Home’ read pgs 105-107.

Read the poems on pgs 64 + 70 Exercise your English – which do you prefer? Why?

You can now access the PM readers online. Go to https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf  and use login: asunderland@tarahillns.ie    Password: Tarahill20       Choose your child’s level based on the PM reader they have at home. When you choose a book click on read in bottom right hand corner – you may need to scroll down to see it.

 

Oral language:

-Create your own game of ‘Don’t Say It!’ write lots of names of items on pieces of paper and put them in a box. Take turns and try to describe the item you pick without naming it- e.g. a ball – it’s round, it’s a sphere, you kick it…

Our Starlight oral language programme is available on Folensonline. Click on the first class programme and in the units section find Poster 14 ‘In the Kitchen’. This goes through the procedure of making cupcakes – listen to it before you do your own procedure writing. Children can listen to the stories, explore the poster and try the online activities.

 

Writing: This week we are going to do some procedure writing (Remember in school we wrote about how to brush our teeth and how to make flapjacks). I want you to try to write out a recipe. Your Headings can be Ingredients, What you need and Steps. Remember to number your steps, use bossy verbs e.g. cut, slice, mix and time connectives such as First, Next, Then, Finally. You can get more information and a template here

– Continue to practise cursive handwriting – copy a page from a book they are reading in the cursive handwriting style. Complete Go With the Flow pages 53-55

Spelling: Complete Week 29 in Spellcheck pages 70 + 71. At the end of the week you could give your child a dictation test on this week’s spellings and revision words. Call out sentences and they can write them in their spelling notebooks.

Phonics: This week we are looking at words that end in ‘ing’ or ‘all’. Think of as many words as you can that end with these sounds e.g. sting, football. You can check out these videos: ing   all . Then complete pg 71 in Exercise your English. If you like you could pick your favourite words and try to put them in super sentences – remember to use adjectives.

 

GAEILGE:

This week we are going to look at Lesson 23 Ag Péinteáil (Painting). Log into folensonline website and click on Lesson 24. Click on ‘postaer’ to access scéal (story), amhrán (song) Bí Ag Péinteáil and dán (poem) Sa Bhaile.  You will also be able to click on Cuardach 1 and Cuardach 2 which allows you to click on different parts of the picture to hear phrases being said. Children are familiar with this format. They can test out their acting skills by having a go at the Comhrà.

Children can look at the poster with the new vocab on pgs 118 + 119 of their Abair Liom book. They can then try pgs 120 + 122 if they wish. On Pg 120 look at the picture and write what object is in each room –the poster will help. On pg 122 answer the questions Cá bhfuil? ( Where is?)

 

Foclóir: You can hear the pronunciations of words on folensonline in foclóir games.  an seomra codlata- bedroom, an seomra suite-sitting room, an seomra folctha- bathroom, an chistin -kitchen, an halla-hall, an t-áiléar-attic, thuas staighre- upstairs, thíos staighre- downstairs, balla -wall, síleáil- ceiling, dréimire-ladder, leithreas -bathroom, leaba -bed, tolg- sofa, teilifís- television, bord- table, cuisneoir -fridge, bosca -box, péint- paint, scuab-brush.

Children could make the above words into flashcards and label them around the house.

 

S.E.S.E:

HistoryChapter 43 The Lady with the Lamp – Windows on the World 1  

Read about Florence Nightingale on pg 88 and complete the activities on pg 89. Look at a world map – locate Ireland, then find Italy where Florence was born and Turkey where she nursed during the war.You can watch this short video to learn more about Florence Nightingale

 

Geography – Mapping   We are going to look at maps again this week.

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Examine the map above. Chat about the map – give directions e.g. from Simon’s house to the park, what does the key mean, what road is Dan’s house on, etc.

 

 

Draw a bird’s-eye view map of Tara Hill or make up a village of your own (don’t forget to name it!). Include the following: roads, church, school, the hill.

 

Have a look at Google maps   click on street view and see if you can find the school and your house!

 

MUSIC/ART:

-On the theme of Masterchef Tara Hill listen to Food Glorious Food from the movie Oliver – listen to it a couple of times and try singing along. Now listen to Ice Age’s version: Food Glorious Food 2.   Which version did you prefer? If you were to write your own Food Glorious Food song which foods would you include?

 

-Since you have been busy in the kitchen this week why not try and make a food face! You can create it using actual foods or draw it out – here are lots of examples to help get you thinking.

 

-Or if you have paint at home make some prints using different fruit and vegetables. Slice the veg, dip in paint and experiment with patterns. See some examples here .

 

 

SPHE:

This week is Tara Hill Masterchef week so let’s think about Healthy Eating. We have learned lots about this through our Food Dudes Programme in school. I hope everyone is eating lots of fruit and veg at home and trying new tastes. Discuss foods that are healthy and unhealthy. Why is it so important to eat healthy foods? Have a look at the Food Pyramid  and talk about how much of each type of food we should eat and you could try these Food Dudes At Home Activities .

 

-Listen to Niall Breslin’s book Magic Moment and think about what your magic moments are.

 

P.E. – Keep as active as possible – which is very easy to do with the lovely weather we are having. Children should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day.

 

-This week in PE at HOME let’s work on your catching skills. Look at the catching skill video and you can try the three home activities over the week. The videos are available here:    P.E. at Home .

 

– Try out these games –just double click on the picture to make it bigger:

Animal Moves                Balloon Ideas

 

RELIGION:

Grow in Love Theme 10 Lesson 1 has videos and stories based on ‘Living in Love’. Watch and discuss the videos. Look at the slideshow of photos – how are they showing love? Grow in Love are offering free access to their resources at the moment. Log onto https://www.growinlove.ie/en/ and use email  trial@growinlove.ie  password growinlove

 

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HOME/SCHOOLWORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 18th MAY

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the fine weather. This week is we are calling on our budding artists to create a piece of art for our virtual art gallery. I know how much you all enjoy art in first class and am looking forward to seeing all your creations. Well done on all the work you are doing at home each week. I know it’s not easy but a little each day keeps us in the routine of learning.  Here is this week’s work, as always do not feel under any pressure to complete all of it. Pick and choose what you think will work best for you and your child. You can send me on pictures of your artwork and any other work or photos to asunderland@tarahillns.ie

 

MATHS

This week in Maths we are going to continue looking at time – but focusing on the calendar – the months of the year and the four seasons.

-The children could write out the names of the months on pieces of paper/cardboard or cut them out of an old calendar. Mix them all up and sequence them again in the correct order. Sing along to this song 12 Months of the Year .

-Now write out the four seasons on pieces of paper and place the months in the correct season. Ask questions such as: How many months in a season? What is the first month of spring? In what season is St Patrick’s Day?

-Learn the poem

30 Days Has September | 30 days has september, Preschool poems ...

 

PUPILS COULD THEN LOOK AT BUSY AT MATHS PGS 160 + 161 AND BRAINTEASERS PGS 14 +15 AND THERE ARE EXTRA WORKSHEETS LINKED HERE: TIME 2 

 

The following web-links are games based on reading the calendar:

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-160/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-161/index.html

Tables – Spend this week learning the -6 tables

Complete Table Toppers pgs 44 +45. Try the -6 tables test on Friday Test 18 pg 70. Remember subtraction is the reverse of addition so if the sum is 11 – 6 =

Ask yourself what do I add to 6 to make 11.

Keep working on your mental maths with these games

Hit the Button              Daily 10

ENGLISH

Reading: Remember to read as much as you can!

‘Read at Home’ read pgs 102-104.

Read the story The Greedy Dog in Exercise you English pg 66 and complete the questions on pg 67.

You can now access the PM readers online. Go to https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf  and use login: asunderland@tarahillns.ie    Password: Tarahill20       Choose your child’s level based on the PM reader they have at home. When you choose a book click on read in bottom right hand corner – you may need to scroll down to see it.

 

Oral language: Our Starlight oral language programme is available on Folensonline. Click on the first class programme and in the units section find Poster 13 Funny Foods. Children can listen to the stories, explore the poster and try the online activities.

-Listen to a story on audible. Retell the story to your family. What was your favourite part?

Writing: Keep up your recount writing where you write a diary about what you are getting up to at home. This week try to do some creative writing – use your imagination to come up with a story of your own or try this story starter where you can pick adventure/fantasy/sci fi themes to give you some ideas Story Ideas . Don’t forget to check your work for capitals, full stops and spelling mistakes. I would love to see some amazing adjectives too.

– Continue to practise cursive handwriting – copy a page from a book they are reading in the cursive handwriting style. Complete Go With the Flow pages 50-52

 

Spelling: Complete Week 28 in Spellcheck pages 68 + 69. At the end of the week you could give your child a dictation test on this week’s spellings and revision words. Call out sentences and they can write them in their spelling notebooks.

Phonics: This week we are looking at words that end in ‘ck’ or ‘ss’. Can you think of any words that end with these blends e.g. stock, floss.You can check out these videos: ck blend   ss blend . Then complete pg 64 in Exercise your English. If you like you could pick your favourite words and try to put them in super sentences.

 

GAEILGE:

This week in maths we were looking at the months of the year. Try to become familiar with them in irish too this video will help Míonna and you could try singing them 12 Months Song . Look at page 141 in your Abair Liom – fill in anyone you know has birthdays in each month.

Revise the days of the week – make them into flashcards, mix them up and order them correctly. Try the wordsearch on page 142.

The children might enjoy this video of T-rex doing some artwork of his own:  Ag Péinteáil

Revise old songs and poems and play the online games on www.folensonline.ie

Listen to https://www.cula4.com/en/cula4-na-nog/shows/scealanlae/

 

S.E.S.E:

HistoryChapter 40 Toys in the Past – Windows on the World 1

This week we are learning how toys have changed over the years. Look at pg 82 +83 in your book –Read about what Rachel says about toys. Compare the photos of the bicycles. Are any of the parts the same/different? Which do you think would be easier to ride? Do you think cycling helmets were worn long ago? Complete the pages in your workbook.

Phone a grandparent or older relative and ask them to tell you about what toys were like when they were young. Ask them to describe their favourite toy. If you would like to do more work on this topic click here: Toys in the past

 

Geography – Mapping

Watch this video which explains how we make maps: Maps Video Then try to make a map of your bedroom. Use a bird’s eye view. What shape is your bedroom? Measure how long and wide it is using a measuring tape or strides. What shape is your bed from a bird’s eye view? Can you find what direction North is?

Science – Over the next number of weeks go on nature walks looking for signs of summer: trees in full leaf, summer flowers blooming, bees buzzing, baby birds learning to fly etc. See how many of these butterflies and moths you can spot. Butterfly and Moth Guide

 

MUSIC/ART:

-So this week I’d like you to work on a piece of artwork to be displayed on our virtual art gallery. You can choose whatever you would like to do – a drawing, a painting, a 3D construction and it can be based upon anything that interests you. You can use any art supplies you have at home: pencils, crayons, markers, pastels, paint, clay or recycled materials. Don’t forget to email me pictures of your artwork so I can add them to our virtual gallery. If you are stuck for ideas you could check out these guided drawings Draw with Don Conroy or I am an artist  

 

– Play Guess the Instrument

Children listen and have to guess what musical instrument they hear. Chat about the different types of instruments and potential similarities, e.g. guitar and violin both have strings.

 

-Remember Out of the Ark Music are offering free access at the moment. This is an excellent site and they are putting up a new fun song each day with suggested activities and challenges. Out of the Ark

 

S.P.H.E:

– This week practise some breathing techniques. Try snake breathing: -Sit in a comfortable position. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth, making a long ‘sssssss’ sound, like a snake. Try to make the exhalation last as long as you can before you inhale again. Now try elephant breathing: Stand with your feet wide apart. Interlace your fingers in front of you. Inhale through your nose, raising your arms high above your head, like an elephant lifting up its trunk. Exhale through your mouth as you bend forward, swinging your hands down through your legs.

-Now you could try a guided visualisation this one is called ‘Being Happy’ find a quiet space and listen here Being Happy Story .

 

P.E. – Keep as active as possible – which is very easy to do with the lovely weather we are having. Children should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day.

-This week in PE at HOME let’s work on your balancing skills. Look at the balancing skill video and you can try the three home activities over the week. The videos are available here: P.E. at Home .

– Try out these challenges, all you need is a homemade beanbag or a rolled up pair of socks.  Active Alphabet    Beanbag Challenge

 

RELIGION:

Grow in Love Theme 9 Lesson 2 has videos and stories based on ‘God made us and we are special’. The workbook pgs 52 + 53 are linked to this. On page 52 interview a sibling/cousin/friend and write about what makes them special. On page 53 think about all the ways we can care for the world. You can listen to and practise the song ‘Circle of Friends’. Grow in Love are offering free access to their resources at the moment. Log onto https://www.growinlove.ie/en/ and use email  trial@growinlove.ie  password growinlove

 

 

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HOME/SCHOOLWORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 11th MAY

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well. Well done to all of the children on the work that they are doing at home each week. It has been fantastic to receive some of this hard work by email. Below is this week’s work. As always, do not feel under any pressure to complete all of it. You may like to change or adapt the activities in a way that suits your family. Please do not hesitate to contact me on asunderland@tarahillns.ie if you have any questions, to send me pictures of work or to share any news.

 

MATHS

This week in Maths we are going to revise telling the time – In first class we focus on how to read the time in hours and half hour intervals.

 

-The children could make their own clock on a piece of cardboard – make sure that all the numbers are in the correct place and one hand is longer than the other.

-Get someone to call out different times (concentrate on hour and half hours) and show them on your clock – o’clock, half past.

-Hold your clock in an hourly time e.g. 5 o’clock – what time will it be 1 hour earlier or 2 hours later. Try other times.

– Read and talk about the time poems in link

– Talk about the time throughout the day – lunchtime, bedtime etc.

– Look at the different devices that tell the time at home e.g. microwaves, cars, tablets. Are they analogue (uses hands) or digital (uses only numbers)?

 

PUPILS COULD THEN LOOK AT BUSY AT MATHS PGS 158+ 159 AND THE POWERPOINTS AND WORKSHEETS LINKED HERE: https://tinyurl.com/Time1st

 

The following web-links are games based on reading time:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words#

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game2.htm

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-81/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-82/index.html

 

Tables – Spend this week learning the -5 tables

Complete Table Toppers pgs 42 +43. Try the -5 tables test on Friday – Test 17 pg 70. Remember subtraction is the reverse of addition so if the sum is 12 – 5 =

Ask yourself what do I add to 5 to make 12?

 

ENGLISH

Reading: Most importantly keep up the daily reading.

‘Read at Home’ read pgs 99-101.

You can now access the PM readers online. Go to https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf  and use login: asunderland@tarahillns.ie    Password: Tarahill20       Choose your child’s level based on the PM reader they have at home. When you choose a book click on read in bottom right hand corner – you may need to scroll down to see it.

 

Oral language:

– Play categories go through the alphabet and think of a food/sport/person’s name with each letter. How many can you get e.g. A- apple, B- broccoli, C- chicken etc.

 

-Discuss should animals be kept in zoos – try to come up with three reasons why/why not.

 

Writing:

– Read the story on pg 62 of Exercise your English or listen to someone read it. Write down six questions you could ask about the story.

– Write about Children of Lir (see History)

– Continue to practise cursive handwriting – copy a page from a book they are reading in the cursive handwriting style. Complete Go With the Flow pages 47-49

 

Spelling: Complete Week 27 in Spellcheck pages 66 + 67. At the end of the week you could give your child a dictation test on this week’s spellings and revision words. Call out sentences and they can write them in their spelling notebooks.

 

Phonics: This week revise the blends bl/cl/pl/fl at the beginning of words. You can check out this Blends video – Can you think of any more words that start with these blends. Then complete pg 59 in Exercise your English.

 

 

 

GAEILGE:

This week we are going to look at Lesson 23 Ag Ceannach Sú (Buying Juice). Log into folensonline website and click on Lesson 23. Click on ‘postaer’ to access scéal (story), amhrán (song) Cupán Mór Sú and dán (poem) An Moncaí.  You will also be able to click on Cuardach 1 and Cuardach 2 which allows you to click on different parts of the picture to hear phrases being said. Children are familiar with this format. They can test out their acting skills by having a go at the Comhrà.

Children can look at the poster with the new vocab on pgs 112 + 113 of their Abair Liom book. They can then try pgs 114, 116 and 117 if they wish. On Pg 114 look at the picture and write what each person is eating –the poster will help. On pg 116 break the code and try to read the sentence or you can try the crossword on pg 117.

 

Foclóir: Torthaí – fruit sútha talún – strawberries, piorra-pear, banana, anann-pineapple, oráiste-orange, fíonchaora- grapes, úll-apple, cupán mór- big cup, cupán beag- small cup, sú oráiste- orange juice, sop- straw, sparán- purse, ag ól

Frásaí: Ar ith Seán? Did Seán eat?  D’ith Séan/Níor ith.Seán – He ate/He didn’t eat

The children might enjoy this video of T-rex making a smoothie:  T-Rex

 

S.E.S.E:

Science – On page 100 of Read at Home you read about the heart. If you place your fingers across the pulse point at the wrist or the neck you can feel your heart pumping. An adult’s heart rate is around 70 beats per minute, and a child’s is a bit higher. (A mouse’s is about 500 per minute, and an elephant’s 25!). See if you can feel your pulse – then run around the garden or do some skipping for 5 minutes. Take your pulse again – Did it increase or decrease? Why do you think this is? If you would like to find out more about how our heart works you can watch this video – How our heart works

 

History- This week we are going to look at an Irish legend – The Children of Lir. Some of you may have heard of this legend before if not you can listen to it here – Children of Lir

Afterwards try to retell the story to someone. Draw a picture based on your favourite part of the story and write a couple of sentences about it. If you would like to do more work on The Children of Lir – here are some worksheets https://tinyurl.com/childrenoflir1st

 

 

MUSIC/ART:

-Listen to The Flight of the Bumblebee  by Rimsky Korsakov but don’t tell the title of the piece! Chat about the music – is it fast or slow? Is it graceful and magical or busy and full of energy? What picture do you see in your head as you listen?  Tell them this piece of music depicts a tiny angry creature –play it again, while they try to guess what it is. You could draw a picture of what you pictured while listening to the music.

 

– Pick a project from I am an Artist

I know everyone will have a different amount of art materials at home and won’t be in a position to do many of these. But there are some good ideas on this website.

http://www.iamanartist.ie/drawing/can-play-lines/ – Just a pencil and paper needed, investigating different types of lines.

 

-The National Gallery of Ireland are running a portrait competition at the moment. There is an aged 7 -11 category and the closing date is 1st July. You can also do a virtual tour of the gallery online. Details of the competition can be found here – National Gallery Portrait Competition

 

 

S.P.H.E:

– Read Everybody Worries and Super Felix  together- they are picture books for children who are worried about Coronavirus.

– Try CosmicKidsYoga again – mindfulness and stretching activities through story and games.

 

 

P.E.

-This week in PE at HOME let’s work on your running skills. Look at the running skill video and you can try the three home activities over the week. The videos are available here: P.E. at Home .

 

KidzBop  shows dance along videos or try to make up your own dance routine to your favourite song.

 

– Look at all the other ways to keep active on Ms Sadlier’s padlet in the P.E. section.

Tara Hill National School Padlet

 

 

RELIGION:

Grow in Love Theme 9 Lesson 1 has videos and stories based on God’s Creation. The workbook pgs 50 + 51 are linked to this. On page 50 think about your favourite parts of God’s creation write and draw about it. On page 51 unscramble the words to read all the things that God created. Grow in Love are offering free access to their resources at the moment. Log onto https://www.growinlove.ie/en/ and use email  trial@growinlove.ie  password growinlove

 

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HOME/SCHOOLWORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 5th MAY

Hello Everyone,

I hope everybody is keeping well and you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. Thank you to everyone who sent me emails with pictures of what they have been getting up to. Below is another week’s work. As mentioned before, these are only suggested activities for your child. Please do not feel under any pressure to do it all. Children work at different paces and have different concentration spans. Your child’s safety and happiness is priority at this uncertain time. Please do not hesitate to me on  asunderland@tarahillns.ie if you have any questions, to send me pictures of work or to share any news.

 

MATHS

This week in Maths we are going to look at number again – remember you can find a hundred square in the back of your Brainteasers book or here https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-n-016-100-square-printable . You could of course draw out your own hundred square. There are lots of activities we can do with the hundred square

– Practise Counting in 2s, 5s, 10s forwards & backwards, look at different numbers and identify them as  odd or even,  explore doubles & halves up to 20 (e.g. double 5 is 10, half of 16 is 8)

Hidden numbers: Cover some of the numbers 1 to 99 on a hundred square with counters/pieces of paper. Ask your child to identify the hidden numbers.

Jigsaw: Cut the hundred square up into pieces to make a jigsaw for the children to reassemble. Increase the number of pieces to make it harder. Cut along the lines, not through the numbers.

Palindromic Numbers: Colour the palindromic numbers on a hundred

square (numbers the same backwards as forwards e.g. 55). Describe the

pattern made.

Race to 100: Give the children a copy of a blank 100 square. Available here https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t2-m-1693-blank-100-number-square or just draw out grid. Time how long it takes them to fill in the numbers. Repeat another time to see if they can improve on their time.

The following two web-links are activities based on number are available on https://my.cjfallon.ie

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-129/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-130/index.html

PUPILS COULD THEN TRY BUSY AT MATHS PGS 129 and 130 BRAINTEASERS PG 45 WHICH FOCUSES ON NUMBER

Tables – Spend this week revising the -1, -2, -3, -4 tables

Complete Table Toppers pgs 40 + 41

There is great game on topmarks to practise mental maths. Level 1 is suitable for 1st class. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

ENGLISH

Reading: The important thing to keep up at the moment is the daily reading.

Read the story Captain Kidd in Exercise you English pg 60 and complete the questions on pg 61.

‘Read at Home’ read pgs 96- 98. Supplement their reading with age appropriate novels and reading material at home. There are lots of online books  available:     https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page                                                https://www.readinga-z.com/learninga-z-levels/level-correlation-chart/

Oral language:

Have some fun trying out these tongue twisters –https://www.starfall.com/h/ftr-twisters/?sn=fun-to-read&mg=m

Listen to a story on https://www.storylineonline.net/  or on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvdUKabPUkx6p-zYlrxmJJw/featured  What was your favourite part? Retell the story to your family.

Writing:

– Write a letter/note to a friend telling them about what you have been doing since you last saw them.

– Continue to practise cursive handwriting – copy a page from a book they are reading in the cursive handwriting style. Complete Go With the Flow pages 44-46

Spelling: Complete Week 26 in Spellcheck pages 64 + 65. At the end of the week you could give your child a dictation test on this week’s spellings and revision words. Call out sentences and they can write them in their spelling notebooks e.g. I can run as fast as you.  I hide behind the bed.  Did you see the last lid?   I told the kid not to skid.

Phonics: This week revise the blends tr/br/cr/gr at the beginning of words. You can check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQgJnpE7IL8 –  Can you think of any more words that start with these blends. Then complete pg 53 in Exercise your English.

GAEILGE:

This week we are going to look at Lesson 22 Ag Imirt Rugbaí. Go to folensonline website and click on Lesson 22. Click on ‘postaer’ to access scéal (story), amhrán (song) and dán (poem).  You will also be able to click on Cuardach 1 and Cuardach 2 which allows you to click on different parts of the picture to hear phrases being said. Children are familiar with this format. They can test out their acting skills by having a go at the Comhrà.

Children can look at the poster with the new vocab on pgs 106 + 107 of their Abair Liom book. They can then try pgs 108 +109 if they wish. Pg 108 is a listening activity where they have to number the pictures 1-6 as they hear them. Pg 109 is matching the sentence to the correct picture.

 

S.E.S.E:

HistoryChapter 32 Houses Then and Now – Windows on the World 1

This week we are learning how houses and homes have changed over the years. Look at pg 66 in your book –Do you think they are in a town or the countryside? What materials were used to build the houses? Do you think the houses have electricity? Have you seen houses like these before? Which house would you prefer to live in? Why? Answer the questions on pg 67

 

Phone a grandparent or older relative and ask them to tell you about what houses were like when they were young. How have they changed?

You can find more information on houses in the past here- http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/1st-+-2nd-class/history/homes-then-and-now/homes-then-and-now/

 

Geography– Choose a country on a world map. Which continent is it in? Is it bigger/smaller than Ireland? Find out which language they speak there. Draw the flag for that country.

 

MUSIC/ART:

– In our Read at home book this week we saw different types of instruments on page 96.

An orchestra is a large group of musicians who play together on a variety of instruments.The conductor leads the group of musicians.

 

The instruments of the orchestra are organised into families:

Strings – String Instruments use vibrating strings to make their sound. The violin is an example of a string instrument.                                         Woodwinds – Woodwind instruments are made of a long hollow tube of wood or metal. The sound is made by blowing air through a very thin piece of shaved wood called a reed, or across a small mouthpiece. The clarinet is an example of a woodwind instrument.                                                                                 Brass – Brass instruments are wind instruments made of metal with a cup shaped mouthpiece. The tuba is an example of a brass instrument.              Percussion – Percussion instruments are played by being struck or shaken. A drum is an example of a percussion instrument.

Brainstorm the names of any instruments you can think of. Which family do you think they belong to? http://www.sfskids.org/discover/   is a great interactive site where you can learn about the orchestra, composers and instruments.

-Try to make your own musical instrument – you can use recycled materials. Remember hitting, plucking and blowing can make sounds. I’d love to see the finished products.

-Listen to, sing along and do the actions to the song ‘I am the music man’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22kqia2ibVU

-For anybody who may be interested Toyota are running a Build a Better World Art competition – the theme this week is ‘ My Favourite Place’ . Details can be found here –

https://www.toyota.ie/world-of-toyota/Build-a-Better-World-Art-Competition

 

S.P.H.E:

-Complete each of these sentences about all the things that make you have/feel positive emotions. You can write them out or just talk about them.

I feel calm when..

I feel proud when …

I feel interested when …

I feel grateful when …

I feel loved when …

 

P.E. – Moving on from Active Home Week last week let’s continue to try to stay as active as possible at home.

 

-The PDST PE team have created an excellent series of ‘PE at HOME’ videos called Beyond the classroom https://www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit/beyond/ . This  week why not work on your throwing skills – all you need is a tennis ball or a rolled up pair of socks. Look at the throwing skill video and you can try the three home activities over the week.

 

– Stretch n Grow are putting up great active ideas for younger children on their facebook page    https://www.facebook.com/pg/StretchNGrowWexfordCarlow/videos/?ref=page_internal

 

RELIGION:

Grow in Love Theme 8 Lesson 3 has videos and stories based on spreading the Good News of God’s love. The workbook pgs 48 + 49 are linked to this. Grow in Love are offering free access to their resources at the moment. Log onto https://www.growinlove.ie/en/ and use email  trial@growinlove.ie  password growinlove

 

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FIRST CLASS SCHOOLWORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 27th April

Hello First Class and Parents/Guardians,

I hope everyone is keeping well and enjoying the good weather. Thank you to everyone who sent me emails with pictures of what they have been getting up to. Well done on all the hard work you are doing at home – I know it is not easy but try to do a little each day to stay in the routine of learning. Here is some more work for first class to complete. As before these are suggested activities for the week – there is no pressure to get everything completed, just do as much as you can / are able to. Don’t forget e-mail asunderland@tarahillns.ie if you have any questions, to send me pictures of work or to share any news.

 

MATHS

This week in Maths we are going to look at capacity – the measure of the amount of liquid different containers can hold. Gather a selection of containers e.g. glasses, cups, tubs, vase – estimate which holds more or less.How many spoonfuls of water will fill an egg cup/a yoghurt container/ a cup? How many cupfuls of water will fill a teapot/a jug/a saucepan? Always remember to estimate your answers first. Liquids are measured in litres(l) and millilitres(ml) –Brainstorm what type of things come in litre and millilitres Show a 1 litre bottle of liquid (e.g. milk carton, orange juice, washing up liquid) Think of a list of liquids you think would be more than 1 litre or less than 1 litre.

Remember C. J Fallon website is now giving free access to all maths games linked to their Busy at Maths book. You can access this by logging on to https://my.cjfallon.ie/     and click on Student Resources and pupils can play the interactive games based on the first class curriculum. The following four web-links are activities based on capacity:

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-137/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-138/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-139/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-140/index.html

 

PUPILS COULD THEN TRY BUSY AT MATHS PGS 137, 138, 139 and  140 BRAINTEASERS PGS 54 + 55 WHICH FOCUSES ON CAPACITY

 

Tables Learn – 4 tables  – Complete Table Toppers pgs 38 + 39

Try out the tables test – Test 16 pg 69 at back of Table Toppers. Go back over the ones you get wrong.

There is great game on topmarks to practise mental maths. Level 1 is suitable for 1st class. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

ENGLISH

Reading:

Read the story Merena the little Mermaid in Exercise you English pg 58 and orally answer the questions. Remember if you do not have your Exercise Your English book at home you can access the online book www.edcolearning.ie  using the username primaryedcobooks and the password edco2020.

‘Read at Home’ read pgs 92 – 95. Supplement their reading with age appropriate novels and reading material at home. You can read ebooks online if you are a member of the library or you can join now online. https://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library

Go on an adjective hunt – remember an adjective is a describing word e.g. beautiful, small – see what adjectives you can find in the books you are reading.

 

Oral language:

Our Starlight oral language programme is available on Folensonline. Click on the first class programme and in the units section find Poster 12 The Sun. Children can listen to the stories, explore the poster and try the online activities.

Listen to a story on https://www.storylineonline.net/ What was your favourite part? Retell the story to your family.

 

Writing:

– Do some free writing – Pick a topic or make up your own: If I had 3 wishes…./ A trip to the moon/ When I grow up… Encourage your child to become an expert editor – checking their work for capitals, full stops and spelling mistakes.

– Continue to practise cursive handwriting – copy a page from a book they are reading in the cursive handwriting style. Complete Go With the Flow pages 41-43

Spelling: Complete Week 25 in Spellcheck pages 62 + 63. These are revision pages of spellings already learned.

Phonics: This work can be done in their phonics copy. Ask the children to come up with a list of words containing the digraph ‘ew’. Ew can make ‘oo’ or ‘yoo’ sounds e.g. grew, new (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJL84QOnGIA). They should try to come up with as many words as they can. Then pick 5 of the words to put into sentences, remembering to try to use suitable adjectives.

 

GAEILGE:

– Open up pgs 104 + 105 in Abair Liom. These are revision pages.

– Activity A – match the sentence to the picture.

-Activity B  – Read the word and draw a picture of it.

– Activity C – Write the correct sentence into the speech bubble. Remember Dún – Close, Glan- Clean, Cuir- Put, Múch- Turn off.

You can play the game linked to this lesson – click on Lesson 21 Súil Siar 3.To access the resources go to www.folensonline.ie and click on Register, select Teacher, then fill in name, email and a password for roll number use the code Prim20. You can search for Abair Liom C and click on resources, here the children can revise old songs and poems and play the online games.

– Listen to some well-known stories like The Gruffalo as gaeilge  https://padlet.com/maire8/iv5c9jic9h6i

 

S.E.S.E:

Science – Floating and Sinking Experiments (link to Capacity)

  • Place one item into the water at a time. Does it float or sink
  • Talk about why some objects sank and others didn’t.
  • Discuss the weight, size and material the object is made of and how this influences the floating ability.
  • Talk about why there were bubbles when some objects sank.
  • Bottles tops are great for floating when turned over both ways. Can a bottle top hold a small stone and still float?
  • Search around the house for more objects to test if they can float and sink.
  • Design a boat from recycled materials that you think will float

Check out these experiments to make a diver https://www.sfi.ie/site-files/primary-science/media/pdfs/col/design_a_boat.pdf

 

Geography– We have our homes to give us shelter and keep us warm and safe – We are going to look at a different habitat – under stones. Many small animals and mini-beasts live under stones. Why do you think that is?? It is cool, damp dark and safe there. What do you think would happen if you lifted that stone?? Some animals will run away/ some will curl up to hide and some will go down into the earth.

Go and investigate in your garden: look under stones and rocks, observe what you find, make drawings. You could try to make a wormery. https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/Resources/Activity/Mini-wormery

Look at Windows on the World 1 pgs 76 +77. Read the interesting facts and answer the questions.

 

-Watch a BrainPop video on something that interests you. https://www.brainpop.com/free-trial/

 

MUSIC/ART:

Disney Piano Instrumental www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DiMoehAeOU&t=2868s

Recognisable feel-good songs, but on a calmer, more therapeutic level. Take some time out to relax, have a stretch, wind-down for a while. Draw a picture of what you pictured when listening to the music – What does it remind you of? How does it make you feel?

 

-Choose some items from your recycling bin and make a robot or create any type of junk art.

-Remember Out of the Ark Music are offering free resources during school closures – They are putting up a new fun song each day with suggested activities and challenges. https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/

 

 

S.P.H.E:

-Wellbeing means feeling good and strong in our minds and bodies, having energy, getting along with and helping others, knowing our strengths and feeling proud because we are doing our best. It means we can cope with the little problems and disappointments of life. It means enjoying life, being grateful for what we have and accepting ourselves just as we are! ( Fiona Forman)

-Think of all the things you enjoy and which help you to feel happy. Then draw pictures of these. The At Home Wellbeing journal for kids is available to download for free at https://www.otb.ie/wwb-home/

– Mindfulness and Relaxation exercises available on Cosmic Kids Yoga and Gonoodle.

 

P.E. – This week is Active Home Week. Ms Sadlier has sent everyone an email which includes lots of ideas on how to stay active at home. You can set yourself the challenge of at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day doing four different activities. I would love to hear how you get on.

 

RELIGION:

Grow in Love are 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 8 Lesson 2 has videos and stories based on what happened after Jesus’ Ascension. Grow in Love workbook pgs 46 + 47 are linked to this.

 

For anyone who is interested in more online resources:

– For anyone looking for extra work there are lots of nice activities in this booklet in the attached link. KS1 would be suitable for first class and answers are also provided https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html

Take care and stay safe,

Ms Sunderland

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FIRST CLASS SCHOOLWORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 20th APRIL

Hello First Class and Parents/Guardians,

I hope everyone is keeping well and that all the boys and girls had a lovely Easter and the Easter bunny came. I hope you all enjoyed the good weather over the past two weeks and got to spend lots of time outdoors. I want to say a big thank you to everyone who sent me emails with pictures of what they have been getting up to. Well done on all the hard work you are doing at home – I know it is not easy but try to do a little each day to stay in the routine of learning. Here is some more work for first class to complete. As before these are suggested activities for the week – please do not feel pressure to do everything.

MATHS

Our next topic in Maths is patterns in numbers. When we are looking at patterns in number we are going to use our hundred square. You can download one on Twinkl  https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-n-016-100-square-printable or  there is one on the back cover of your Brainteasers book. You could of course draw out your own hundred square. Practise counting forwards and backwards in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Count in 2’s and colour in the numbers on your hundred square yellow, count in 5’s and colour in the numbers blue, Count in 10’s and colour in the numbers red – look at the patterns. Talk about whether the numbers are odd or even. Remember any number that ends in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 is even and any number that ends in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 is odd. C. J Fallon website is now giving free access to all maths games linked to their Busy at Maths book. You can access this by logging on to https://my.cjfallon.ie/     and click on Student Resources and pupils can play the interactive games based on the first class curriculum. The following four web-links are activities based on pattern in numbers:

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-125/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-126/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-127/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-128/index.html

PUPILS COULD THEN TRY BUSY AT MATHS PGS 125, 126, 127 and 128 BRAINTEASERS PGS 50 + 51 WHICH FOCUSES ON NUMBER PATTERNS

 

Tables Learn -3 tables  – Complete Table Toppers pgs 36 + 37

Try out the tables test – Test 15 pg 69  at back of Table Toppers. Go back over the ones you get wrong.

Many maths games can be played with a pack of cards –

  • Addition Cards – Shuffle a deck of cards. Place down 2 cards simultaneously. The first person that correctly adds up the two numbers and shouts out the answer takes the cards. The winner is the person with the most amount of cards when the deck runs out. ( Ace =1, Jack = 11, Queen = 12, King = 13 )
  • Subtraction Cards – Same as above but subtract the smaller number from the bigger number)

 

ENGLISH

Reading:

Read the story Tom’s Little Rabbit in Exercise you English pg 54 and complete the questions on pg 55. If you do not have your Exercise Your English book at home you can access the online book www.edcolearning.ie  using the username primaryedcobooks and the password edco2020

‘Read at Home’ read pgs 88 – 91. Supplement their reading with age appropriate novels and reading material at home. Remember you can access more books on https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page

Go on a verb hunt in the book you are reading– remember a verb is an action word see what verbs you can find in your reading material.

 

Oral language:

http://www.pobble365.com/  is a website that shares a daily photo and gives you questions to ask for discussion.

– Continue to face time or video call family members and friends that you cannot be with at the moment.

Writing:

Read the story about Emperor Penguins in Exercise your English pg 56 and write a report about Emperor Penguins in your own words.

– Continue with your diary write 4 or 5 sentences and draw a picture showing what you are getting up to. Encourage your child to become an expert editor – checking their work for capitals, full stops and spelling mistakes.

– Continue to practise cursive handwriting – copy a page from a book they are reading in the cursive handwriting style. Complete Go With the Flow pages 38-40

Spelling: Continue revision of all old spellings and complete Week 24 in Spellcheck pages 58 + 59. Brainstorm other words that end in -ear and –age.

Phonics: This work can be done in their phonics copy. Ask the children to come up with a list of words ending with the ‘st’ sound e.g. fast, nest (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEgfud-qfbY). They should try to come up with as many words as they can. Then pick 5 of the words to put into sentences, remembering to try to use suitable adjectives.

GAEILGE:

– Look back on the poster on page 28 + 29 in Abair Liom ,think of all the bia (food) words you can remember and practise saying them in sentences e.g. Is maith liom bainne. Ní maith liom úlla. Cheannaigh mé milseáin. Make Gaeilge labels for objects around your house e.g. ‘bord’, ‘pláta’, ‘bainne’, ‘arán’. Our Abair Liom book and resources are available online. To access the resources go to www.folensonline.ie and click on Register, select Teacher, then fill in name, email and a password for roll number use the code Prim20. You can search for Abair Liom C and click on resources, here the children can revise old songs and poems and play the online games.

– Listen to https://www.cula4.com/en/cula4-na-nog/shows/scealanlae/

 

S.E.S.E:

– The Lighthouse Keeper – Windows on the World 1 pgs 64 +65 (If you do not have your book at home you can access the online book www.edcolearning.ie ) Talk about the importance of lighthouses and why they are needed. Hook Head Lighthouse in Wexford is the oldest lighthouse in the world that is still in use. It was built in 1172. More information on Hook Head Lighthouse can be found on http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/looking-at-places/wexford/aspects-of-county-wexford/hook-lighthouse/

A ‘point and see’ map of all the lighthouses in Ireland is available at https://www.qsl.net/ei8ic/maps/lighthouse  Complete the pages in book.

– Children could design and make a lighthouse using recycled materials, a torch and paint. Draw a labelled plan of your lighthouse first.

-Be Safe at Home – Windows on the World 1 pgs 58 +59 – Talk about how we can care for our environment by keeping places clean, tidy and safe.

 

MUSIC/ART:

 

  • After reading pg 88 Read at Home – design a Ten Top Vegetables to Eat Poster

 

  • Out of the Ark Music are offering free resources during school closures – They are putting up a new fun song each day with suggested activities and challenges. https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/

 

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

-Make a gratitude jar. Decorate a jar or box and write down what you are grateful for and place inside.

– Mindfulness and Relaxation exercises available on Cosmic Kids Yoga and Gonoodle.

 

Keep practising those life skills

– learn your address, date of birth and parents phone numbers   -help set the table   – help fold towels   – learn how to introduce yourself  – help to put away the shopping  – practise taking a phone message  – help with dinner  – learn how to tie laces.

 

P.E. – Look back on email with ideas on how to stay active.

Keep staying active – Ride your scooter/ bike for 10 minutes – Draw your own hopscotch with chalk and play – Throw a ball against a wall and catch – Create your own obstacle course – Jump on your trampoline – Practice skipping – Bubble bashing – get someone to blow bubbles for you to try and burst all of them – Run laps of your house – Skip sideways up and down the garden 5 times

 

RELIGION:

Grow in Love are 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 8 Lesson 1 has videos and stories based on the Jesus’ Ascension. Grow in Love workbook pgs 44 + 45 are linked to this theme.

 

For anyone who is interested in more online resources:

-An Post have joined with Children’s Books Ireland to launch this excellent resource ImagineNation –it is full of great activities to inspire new adventures in reading and writing and many hours of fun.  https://www.anpost.com/AnPost/media/PDFs/ImagineNation-Playbook-April-2020.pdf

-The First Class school closure packs on Twinkl are a really good resource.

– If anyone would like A Time Capsule template, to record this moment in time to look back on years to come, email me and I will forward it on.

If anyone has any questions or needs to contact me my email address is asunderland@tarahillns.ie  and if the children would like to take a picture of their work and send it to me I would love to see it.

Take care and stay safe,

Ms Sunderland

First Class SET work

  • Ms Grey and Ms Furlong will email suggested work to their pupils.
  • Try this website- education.com/game/sight/games

 

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1st  Class Suggestions for work  2 March 30th -April 3rd

Hello First Class and Parents/Guardians,

I hope everyone is keeping well and that all the boys and girls are helping out at home and doing lots of jobs for mams and dads. I am sure you are all missing school and your friends but enjoying spending extra time with your family.    Here is some more suggested work that first class could complete. These are only suggested activities – please do not feel any pressure to do everything. Pick and choose what you think will work best for you and your child.

MATHS

Our next topic in Maths was weight- you can do lots of activities on this topic at home.

Take a selection of items from the kitchen cupboard

  • Estimate which item is the heaviest/lightest ( pick them up and feel their weight)
  • Weigh the items using kitchen scales (Kg)
  • Order them from the heaviest to the lightest
  • Find something that is approximately 1kg (e.g bag of sugar, box of rice)
  • Then gather up an assortment of objects from around the house ( eg. A teddy, clothes peg, a book, chair, socks, bag of flour) sort the objects into 3 categories: less than a kilogramme, about a kilogramme and more than a kilogramme.
  • Talk about a balance and how the heavier side tilts downwards ( get them to picture a see-saw) and how if two items weigh the same the balance is level.
  • Think about why a kg of sugar is so much smaller than a kg of feathers.
  • Bake something – let your child do all the weighing.

PUPILS COULD THEN TRY BUSY AT MATHS PGS 121, 122 AND 124 BRAINTEASERS PG 44 WHICH FOCUSES ON WEIGHT

 

Tables – Please continue to revise all addition tables and subtract 1 and 2.

Try out the tables tests – Test 13 and Test 14 pg 68 (focusing on subtracting 1 and 2) at back of Table Toppers. Go back over the ones you get wrong.

To see what addition tables you are still unsure of take on The Fifty Fivers challenge on pg 74 do one column per day.

For those who have internet access

https://arithmetic.zetamac.com/game?key=c4d91d7d    tests addition tables

https://arithmetic.zetamac.com/game?key=74d89a62  tests subtraction tables

https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_1_games.html – games based on maths used in 1st class

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  great game for quick table recall

 

ENGLISH

Reading: What I think is the most important thing during these times is to keep up the daily reading. Read back on old pages from Read at Home up to page 87. Supplement their reading with age appropriate novels and reading material at home. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page  is a fantastic resource with free e-book library – if you are running out of books at home! When you join you get access to all their e-books and you can do a quick test to see which level your child will be comfortable reading. Also read to your child or let them listen to a book

When reading with your child stop during and after to question your child on what they have just read. Predict what might happen next. Design a new book cover. Write a book review (A couple of sentences about what the book was about and why you enjoyed). Go on an adjective hunt in the book – we have been working on adding amazing adjectives in class, see if you can find any in your reading material.

David Walliams is reading excerpts from his books daily at the moment which the children may enjoy listening to https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/.

 

Oral language:

-Talk about the people who are helping us at this time (nurses, doctors, truck drivers, Gardaí, ambulance drivers, supermarket workers, scientists, the government, journalists, pharmacists, those working in factories and hundreds of other people)

– Face time or video call family members and friends that you cannot be with at the moment.

Writing:

– Continue with your diary write 4 or 5 sentences and draw a picture showing what you are getting up tp. Encourage your child to become an expert editor – checking their work for capitals, full stops and spelling mistakes.

-Write a letter/postcard to a family member that you cannot see at the moment. If you cannot post it take a picture of the letter and send it to them. An Post should have delivered two postcards to each household which can be posted free of charge.

– Continue to practise cursive handwriting – copy a page from a book they are reading in the cursive handwriting style. Complete Go With the Flow pages 35-37

Spelling: Continue revision of all old spellings and complete Week 23 in Spellcheck pages 56 + 57

Phonics: This work can be done in their phonics copy. Ask the children to come up with a list of words containing the ‘ch’ sound (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGSFG37LewA ). Ch may come at the beginning, middle or end of the word e.g. chair, couch, ketchup). They should try to come up with as many words as they can. Then pick 5 of the words to put into sentences, remembering to try to use adjectives. Complete Exercise Your English pg 47 focusing on sh and ch sounds. If you do not have your Exercise Your English book at home you can access the online book www.edcolearning.ie  using the username primaryedcobooks and the password edco2020

 

GAEILGE:

– Our Abair Liom book and resources are available online. To access the resources go to www.folensonline.ie and click on Register, select Teacher, then fill in name, email and a password for roll number use the code Prim20. You can search for Abair Liom C and click on resources, here the children can revise old songs and poems and play the online games. The children are very familiar with the layout of this site and we have covered up to Lesson 19 Ar an Teilifís.

– Cúla 4  www.cula4.com is a television channel as gaeilge for children. You can access programmes on TG4 or through their website.

– Children could try listening to 10@10 exercise break through irish https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

 

S.E.S.E:

– Go on a nature walk – what sounds can you hear? What birds can you see? What trees do you recognise? What signs of spring do you notice?

– Materials – Windows on the World 1 pgs 60 + 61 (If you do not have your book at home you can access the online book www.edcolearning.ie ) Think about what different materials things are made of. Brainstorm what type of things are made from wood, glass, plastic, paper, stone, metal and fabric. You could do a material hunt at home. Think about what materials are soft, heavy, strong or smooth. Complete the pages in book.

– Dublin Zoo is posting an activity booked themed around one of the animals each weekday see https://www.dublinzoo.ie/news/dublinzoofun/

MUSIC:

  • Learn a song that your parents loved when they were your age.
  • https://dabbledoomusic.com/ Dabbledoo music are providing full access to their resources which cover the full primary music curriculum. This entails videos, interactive games and sing-alongs.

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

– 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. www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

-Play some music and print off some mindfulness colouring from Mrs Mactivity or Twinkl. The code IRLTWINKLHELPS gives free access to Twinkl resources. https://www.mrsmactivity.co.uk/free-home-learningresource-

covid19/     https://www.twinkl.ie 

Some life skills that can be worked on during this time:

– learn your address, date of birth and parents phone numbers

-help set the table

-help fold towels

-learn how to introduce yourself

– help to put away the shopping

-practise taking a phone message

-help with dinner

-learn how to tie laces

ART:

It’s almost Easter – you could design your own Easter Card for a family member and include a special message.

RELIGION:

Grow in Love are 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 7 has videos based on the theme of Easter.

For anyone who is interested in more online resources there are some excellent suggestions on https://padlet.com/ffarry1/firsec  which are aimed at first and second class level.

If anyone has any questions or needs to contact me my email address is asunderland@tarahillns.ie  and if children want to take a picture of their work and send it to me please do.

Please see below for some other suggestions from the SET –  Special Education Team 

If you have any questions you can contact us on our school emails pgrey@tarahillns.ie, rmcgirr@tarahillns.ie or hfurlong@tarahillns.ie

Suggested Spelling Activities for First and Second Class

Compose your own Mnemonics for difficult to remember words e.g.

Sure- Santa usually rushes everywhere

Friend- You don’t fri your friend/ i to the end will be your friend

Again- angry goldfish attack innocent nemo

  • Look for rhyming words/Put words in families e.g. fold, hold, cold, sold, told etc
  • Find little words inside big words
  • Twinkl have super resources for spelling activities for all abilities.
  • Other websites to use are

Topmarks

Education.com/games/spellings

  • Apps – spellingcity.com

Chicktionary

  • If you have Magnetic/plastic letters you can use the method

Read it

Make it

Write it

This is a method that is highly recommended.

  • Crosswords

Remember – the more books your child is exposed to will give them the ability to “see” if a word looks correct or not.

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1st Class Suggestions for suitable work to be completed in the event of Emergency School Closure March 12th

Please complete the following work from schoolbooks:

  • Brainteasers pages 40 – 43
  • Table Toppers Learn -1 and -2 tables pages 31 – 35
  • Spellcheck Unit Week 20 pages 50 + 51 Week 22 pages 54+ 55
  • Read at Home Pages 78 – 87
  • Go With the Flow pages 29 – 34

 

Other Activities:

  • Read a variety of different books every day. Ask your child questions on what they have read, ask them to predict what might happen next and discuss characters and settings.
  • Keep a diary of the days you are off. Write 4 or 5 sentences and draw a picture showing what you did each day. Encourage your child to become an expert editor – checking their work for capitals, full stops and spelling mistakes.
  • Practise cursive handwriting – copy a page from a book they are reading in the cursive handwriting style.
  • Revise the spelling they have learned from Spellcheck and put some of their spellings into sentences.
  • Bake then write up and illustrate the recipe.
  • Do a short project on a chosen topic e.g. an animal or place of their choice in their scrapbook.
  • Revision of addition tables. Encourage your child to give quick responses – play games such as Tables Shoot Out. Use concrete materials or fingers if needed.
  • Play card games and board games.
  • Revise foclóir and frásaí na seachtaine that are stuck in homework journals.
  • Continue Super Troopers journal to stay active and get plenty of exercise at home.
  • Do riddles and puzzles.
  • Continue to cut, colour, play with play-doh and make jigsaws.
  • 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

Some Useful Websites:

https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_1_games.html – games based on maths used in 1st class

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  great game for quick table recall

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page   a fantastic resource with free ebook library – if you are running out of books at home!

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/phonics_games.html   – links to phonics games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p    – lots of fun games and activities

 

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