Suggested Learning Activities 1st/2nd classes:

Suggested Activities for all Junior Room Classes (15th - 19th of June)

15th- 19th June 2020

Junior Infants- 3rd Class

Hi everyone,

So, we are coming to the last two weeks of the school year. I, for one, can’t believe how fast the last few months have flown by, but it feels like a lifetime ago since I’ve seen all the kids! I know that everyone has put in a great effort whilst learning at home and I know it can’t have been easy for children and parents alike. 

This week I have set a “Sports Day” theme. Although there will be no written work- most of the activities will incorporate some of the subjects that children learn at school. I hope that you all enjoy and feel free to make up your own unique activities. Bernie

Activity 1:

Children (and parents) can compete in the traditional egg/potato and spoon race.  (Balance- P.E)

Activity 2:

Children (and parents) can compete in the traditional three-legged race. 

Activity 3: 

Children (and parents) can compete in the traditional sack race.

  • Children can make their own rosettes for the winners using the following template. (Ordinal Numbers- maths)

All of the above activities can be altered- to make them easier/harder. Maybe set up and obstacle course that you have to go around whilst holding the egg/potato and spoon, in the sack or in your pairs in the three-legged race.

Activity 4:

Decorate your potato/egg. Why not stick some googly eyes/pom-poms/string/glitter on them? (Construction- Art)

Activity 5:

Jigsaw Race. Lay out your garden as follows. Place a string/rope down (this is the start line)- take around 4/5 giant steps forward and scatter the pieces of the jigsaw on the ground. Starting at the start line- run and pick up 1 piece of the jigsaw at a time. when all pieces are back behind the start line- build the jigsaw. This can be altered- by seeing how long it takes to complete the course, having the jigsaw pieces’ upside down etc. (Time- Maths, Fine Motor Skills)

Activity 6: 

Treasure Hunt. Here are a few ideas of clues for a treasure hunt around your home. These can be hand-written or printed out. (Literacy- Reading/Comprehension Skills)

  1. (give to your child) 

You can find me where your spoons, knives and forks live. 

  1. (hide in the cutlery drawer). 

I am used to dry your hands in the bathroom.

  1. (hide under your bathroom towel). 

To keep the house clean you throw rubbish in me.

  1. (hide at the bin). 

You sleep in me at night. 

  1. (hide in the bed). 

When your clothes are dirty- I clean them.

  1. (hide in the washing machine). 

I keep you entertained with cartoons, films and children’s programmes.

  1. (hide beside the T.V.) 

You use me first thing in the morning and last thing at night, I help to keep your teeth clean.

  1. (hide beside toothbrush)

When visitors come, you welcome them here.

  1. (hide at the front door)

I keep your food and drink cold

  1. (hide the treat in the fridge) **Treat**

  • Older children can make up their own “Outdoor Treasure Hunt” for parents and siblings.

  • Using coffee/tea stained paper children can make a map of their treasure hunt. It is super effective if an adult burn around the edges.

Activity 7:

Freeze Dance Rhyme Dance: Crank the tunes and let the dancing begin. Unlike the regular game of “musical statues”, when the music stops, a designated person shouts out a word. If the other dancer(s) can’t respond with a word to rhyme with it within a time (1-5/10), that person is out.  (Literacy- Rhyming)

Activity 8:

Word Tennis: This is a word association game. All you need is two rackets. Children pretend to hit the words over and back. Pick a topic for example animals- take turns naming an animal. The first person to repeat a word/ not answer is out. Here are a few ideas- animals, numbers, colours, clothes, sports, boy names, girl names, food, drink and vehicles. Older children may be able to do place names, cars, nouns, verbs, adjectives, multiples of numbers, odd numbers, even numbers etc. (Literacy, Maths, Geography, Science, P.E.)

Activity 9: 

Lights, Camera, Action! No doubt children have been reading, been read to, or have watched films during lockdown. Why not have the kids re-enact the stories and record it on their tablets. Homemade props and costumes will make the activity extra fun! (Drama, History- retelling the story)  

Activity 10:

Scavenger Hunt: 

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt- Put a tick beside the ones that you find.

a leaf

 

something smooth

 

something square

 

a ladybug

 

something rough

 

something rectangular

 

a flower

 

something tall

 

something circular

 

a wasp/bee

 

something small

 

something rectangular

 

a wheelie bin

 

something red

 

a cube

 

a gate

 

something green

 

a cuboid

 

a dog

 

something yellow

 

a sphere

 

a cat

 

something that smells

 

something that holds water

 

These are only but a few ideas. Please feel free to make them your own Please take plenty of photos- these can be added to your/your child’s wee Covid Diary, Please feel free to email me if you need any help - berniemceleney@outlook.com


A note from Miss Long for 3rd Class Pupils.

Hi Third Class! I hope you are all well. I can’t believe this would have been our last full week in school! I am so proud of you all and I had a great year teaching you. If we were still in school now, we would be having sports day and going on our tour so this week’s work is going to be very active and fun  

Challenge Time! – for this you will need yourself, a ball and a stopwatch/timer. Complete the following challenges:

  1. How many times can you throw a ball above your head, clap and catch it in one minute? Use this number to work out how many times you could do it in 3 minutes (clue- use multiplication). For an extra challenge here, use a smaller ball.

  2. How long does it take you to bounce a ball and catch it 20 times?

  3. This challenge has 3 parts- how long does it take you to do 10 High Knee marches, 5 Jumping Jacks and 1 run around your house?

Times tables- revise x10 this week. I have attached a game for your tables (I know I promised you all a game once we had finished all the tables in school). If you don’t have dice at home, you can make your own using an old box. The instructions say two players but you can do this on your own as well. You can see how long it takes you to get four in a row.


Missing you all! 

From Miss Long.


 

1st & 2nd Classes 8th - 12th of June

1st/2nd Class Work-

8th- 12th June 2020

Hi there,

Please find the work for this week below. As we come to the last few weeks of the school year, children tend to start finding it harder to concentrate on their work. Please do as much or as little as you deem appropriate for your own child. Hopefully the weather will improve again in the coming days and that everyone gets back out playing again

I would appreciate if anyone who has not yet sent photos of some of their children’s work would do so in the coming days. Please include some English/Maths/SESE/Art and perhaps some physical activity that they have been doing – berniemceleney@outlook.com or to the school Facebook page. Thanks in advance, Bernie

English:

Treasury- Unit 13 “How are Fossils Formed?” pg 78,79,80,81

Reading-  Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Keep a written/picture diary of what you did during this time. We will be able to talk about this when we go back to school

Spellings: Revise spellings in Units 1 - 10

Grammar:There/Their To/Two/Too

There-is a place (the word here is in there) To- Going somewhere/to do something

Their-belongs to them Two- The number 2

Too-also/ as well

Maths:

Based on the recent questionnaire online, most parents were happy with no additional worksheets. I have come up with different games that children can play around the house using maths that they have learned this year. Online maths games are available on the padlet- https://padlet.com/ffarry1/firsec?fbclid=IwAR3uQxOj-1-NQodC5bprV07inpg-RVC6X8Pm-DhhLBKN83_Mmo9SIyEArbQ If any parent would like additional worksheets please feel free to email me  

Revise: Tables 1+, 2+, 3+, 4+

These can be done in maths copy.

NOTE for your child: adding is moving forward on the number line- subtracting is moving backwards on the number line.

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  1. 20-12= 2. 10+9= 3. 15- 8= 4. 19-19= 5. 19-13= 6. 15+5=

7. 16-10= 8. 17-9= 9. 19-15= 10. 5+14= 11. 0+__=20 12. __+18= 19


Game

Concepts/Terminology to be used

What you could use:

  1. Hopscotch

Writing numbers 1-5, Recognising numbers 1-10

Draw with chalk outside

  1. Snap

Matching cards

Use a deck of cards

  1. Sand/Water play

Capacity/weight- fill, full, empty, pour, millilitres/litres, (1000ml in 1l) grams/kilograms (1000g in 1Kg)

Sand/Water- jugs, cups, bowls, bottles etc.

  1. Bouncing a ball

How many times can you bounce a ball- numbers/time/ seconds/minutes

Use a ball and a watch

  1. Skipping

How long can you skip/jump for? time/minutes/seconds

Use a skipping rope

  1. Races

Ordinal numbers- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, last etc

Make wee ribbons

  1. X’s and O’s

Problem solving

Draw with chalk outside

  1. Dominoes

Matching numbers/ making a maze

Dominoes

  1. Mr. Wolf

What’s the Time Mister Wolf

 
  1. Snakes & Ladders

100 square. 

Can use alternative rules-up the snakes and down the ladders??

Draw 100 square using chalk and draw snakes and ladders in different places.

  1. Board Games

Make a human game of monopoly/snakes & ladders/(any roll the dice game- children can be their own piece

chalk, dice

Gaeilge:

I have attached the website for TG4 below. Here shows such as Horrid Henry (Dónall Dána) and Spongebob can be watched in Irish.  https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/

Science/Art:

I hope all of the mini-beast hotels turned out well and that the children enjoyed using different materials to design/build their hotel. This week we are looking back over living things.

Children should be able to identify the differences in living and non-living. Make a list of characteristics of living things and non living things. (the opposite)

Art

Recreate Kandinsky’s famous “Colour Study: Squares with Concentric                                                                     Circles” picture. Children can choose if they want to use circles-                                                                                         or any other shapes they have learned this year- circles/squares/rectangles/triangles/hearts/diamonds. 




Religion:

Prayer after Communion: Verse 1 & 2 (Verse 3&4 will be uploaded next week)

Lord Jesus, I love and adore you.

You’re a special friend to me.

Welcome, Lord Jesus, O welcome.

Thank you for coming to me.

 

Thank you, Lord Jesus, O thank you

For giving yourself to me.

Make me strong to show your love

Wherever I may be.


Virtual Tour- Áras an Uachtaráin

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

This is the home of the President of Ireland. It is in Phoenix Park in Dublin (not far from last week’s tour of the zoo).Have a look around the rooms and the garden in this free virtual tour ☺

S.P.H.E.:

Continue to encourage your child to keep fit in the coming weeks. 

As there is talks about schools reopening at the end of August, we are unaware of what the new “normal” will be like. It is important for all children to know phrases such as physical/social distancing, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and the importance of washing hands and good hygiene. I will attach videos/posters in the coming weeks. 

Physical Distancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r51gYrDzpHQ

Wearing PPE gear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNinywG7BtY


 

 

 

1st & 2nd Classes: (2nd - 5th of June)

1st/2nd Class Work-

2nd- 5th June 2020

Hey,

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having recently. We are approaching the final few weeks of the school year and if we were in school we would have day trips/sports day and school tours to look forward too. I am sure all the kids are missing their friends and I am missing all of them too. None of us could have predicted that this would be how we would end our school year! I have attached some work for your child- please feel free to do as much or as little as you like. 

English:

Treasury- Unit 12 “What Can You Do With a Football” pg 72, 73, 74, 75

Reading-  Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Keep a written/picture diary of what you did during this time. We will be able to talk about this when we go back to school

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound - Unit 32 (pg 66/67)

Grammar:Plurals

Using the rules from last week- try the following in your copy.

1 chair- 2 __________ 1 bench – 2 ____________ 1 fox- 2 ____________      1 bush – 2 _________ 1 hen-   2 ____________ 1 glass- 2 ___________

a/an

Before school closed we were looking at a or an. We use “a” when the next word starts with a consonant. We use “an” when the next word starts with a vowel (a,e,i,o,u)

e.g. a strawberry, a dog, a coat an apple, an elephant, an umbrella

Maths:

Based on the recent questionnaire online, most parents were happy with no additional worksheets. I have come up with different games that children can play around the house using maths that they have learned this year. Online maths games are available on the padlet- https://padlet.com/ffarry1/firsec?fbclid=IwAR3uQxOj-1-NQodC5bprV07inpg-RVC6X8Pm-DhhLBKN83_Mmo9SIyEArbQ If any parent would like additional worksheets please feel free to email me  

These can be done in maths copy.

NOTE for your child: adding is moving forward on the number line- subtracting is moving backwards on the number line.

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  1. 6+2 = 2. 9+9= 3. 16- 10= 4. 20-19= 5. 20-14= 6. 14+4=

7. 17-9= 8. 18-8= 9. 20-16= 10. 6+14= 11. 16+__=20 12. __+8= 19


Game

Concepts/Terminology to be used

What you could use:

  1. Hopscotch

Writing numbers 1-5, Recognising numbers 1-10

Draw with chalk outside

  1. Snap

Matching cards

Use a deck of cards

  1. Sand/Water play

Capacity/weight- fill, full, empty, pour, millilitres/litres, (1000ml in 1l) grams/kilograms (1000g in 1Kg)

Sand/Water- jugs, cups, bowls, bottles etc.

  1. Bouncing a ball

How many times can you bounce a ball- numbers/time/ seconds/minutes

Use a ball and a watch

  1. Skipping

How long can you skip/jump for? time/minutes/seconds

Use a skipping rope

  1. Races

Ordinal numbers- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, last etc

Make wee ribbons

  1. X’s and O’s

Problem solving

Draw with chalk outside

  1. Dominoes

Matching numbers/ making a maze

Dominoes

  1. Mr. Wolf

What’s the Time Mister Wolf

 
  1. Snakes & Ladders

100 square. 

Can use alternative rules-up the snakes and down the ladders??

Draw 100 square using chalk and draw snakes and ladders in different places.

 

Gaeilge:

I have attached the website for TG4 below. Here shows such as Horrid Henry (Dónall Dána) and Spongebob can be watched in Irish.  https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/

Science/Geography/Art:

Last week, children were asked to do a mini-beast hunt. I hope the experiment worked out well for everyone and that you were able to identify some of the creatures that you found. This week- I would like your child to design/build a mini-beast hotel Start by discussing with your child- what they think a mini-beast hotel should look like. Is it like a human hotel? Will it be clean or dirty? Use questions like these to prompt your child I look forward to seeing the designs or creations. Here are a few links to websites that give instructions as to how to build a “mini-beast hotel”. Most materials that can be used are recyclable. 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-27093-make-your-own-minibeast-hotel-outdoor-activity

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/build-a-minibeast-hotel/

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/resources/project/make-a-bug-hotel

Virtual Tour- Dublin Zoo

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/

The zoo webcams are available 24/7. Elephants can usually be see daily around 10.30am and 12.30pm. 

Penguins are fed at 2.30pm everyday- and can usually be seen swimming, waddling or playing throughout the day ☺

Religion:

Prayer before Communion:

Lord, Jesus, give me your love.

 Lord Jesus, come to me and give me yourself.

Lord Jesus, you are my Lord and my God.

Amen.

S.P.H.E.:

Continue to encourage your child to keep fit in the coming weeks. 

As there is talks about schools reopening at the end of August, we are unaware of what the new “normal” will be like. It is important for all children to know phrases such as physical/social distancing, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and the importance of washing hands and good hygiene. I will attach videos/posters in the coming weeks. 

Physical Distancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r51gYrDzpHQ

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Children could make up a new game- using some equipment that you have a home eg. hula hoops, footballs, basketballs, tennis rackets, tennis balls, bicycles etc.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/



Please send one piece of work to berniemceleney@outlook.com or to the school facebook.


 

 

 

1st/2nd Classes - 25th - 29th of May

1st/2nd Class Work-

25th – 29th May 2020

Hi all,

I hope everyone is doing well. It is hard to believe we are now in the last week of May. As per the text you got last week, we will be in the school at some stage during this week- and will organise work etc. for the children. Please complete the form on the school website if you have not already done so Thanks, Bernie

English:

Treasury- Unit 11 “How to Look After Your Dragon” pg 66, 67, 68,69

Reading-  Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Keep a written/picture diary of what you did during this time. We will be able to talk about this when we go back to school

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound - Unit 31 (pg 64/65)

Grammar: -  Plurals

Plural means more than one thing. Usually you can just add an “s” at the end of the word.

 E.g 1 boy, 2 boys or 1 girl, 2 girls

When the word ends with an “s”, “x”, “ch” or “sh”- we add an “es” to the end of the word.

E.g. 1 dress, 2 dresses 1 box, 2 boxes 1 bench, 2 benches 1 brush, 2 brushes

Maths:

Work It Out: Continue doing one section a night. - I can provide answers for these at the end of every week

Counting in 2’s:  2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20  (All even numbers ending in 2,4,6,8,0)

Counting in 10’s:   10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 (All numbers that end with 0)

Counting in 5’s: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 (All numbers that end with 0 or 5)

These can be done in maths copy.

NOTE for your child: adding is moving forward on the number line- subtracting is moving backwards on the number line.

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  1. 16+2 = 2. 8+9= 3. 16- 3= 4. 20-9= 5. 10-4= 6. 13+6=

7. 17-10= 8. 14-7= 9. 10-8= 10. 14+6= 11. 12+__=20 12. __+8= 16


Extra maths worksheets will be sent out this week- it is up to mammy or daddy to decide which ones you should do




Science:

Activity: Minibeast Hunt

  1. Use a plastic bottle (a mi wadi bottle or anything you have) 

  2. Cut the top third off it (just where is starts go in). 

  3. Place this piece into the rest of the bottle upside down. (Should be a v shape inside the bottle).

  4. Pour some top soil into the “v” shape.

  5. Place under a light (maybe a lamp).

(The minibeasts should drop from the “v” shape into the bottom of the bottle.)

  1. Try to identify what you have found

Children can write this procedure into their English copy- using the title “Procedure- Minibeasts” and draw a picture.

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here http://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

Prayer after Confession:

O my God thank you for forgiving me.

Help me to love others.

Help me to live as Jesus asked me to.

Amen

 

Art:

Make something using a cereal box

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 


P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Children could make up a new game- using some equipment that you have a home eg. hula hoops, footballs, basketballs, tennis rackets, tennis balls, bicycles etc.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

1st/2nd Class - 18th - 22nd May

1st/2nd Class Work-

18th- 22nd May 2020

Hi all,

I hope you are all well. I am missing the kids so much and really loved seeing all your photos on the video last week      Below is the work for this week. Please encourage your child to continue to read, practise handwriting and learn tables - this will benefit them hugely when we get back to school. If there is anything that you need or if you want any pdf worksheets please don’t hesitate to contact me – Bernie. (berniemceleney@outlook.com)

P.S. I will hopefully be out at the school this week and I will get more worksheets/booklets prepared.

English:

Treasury- Unit 10 “New Friends” pg 60, 61, 62, 63, 64

Reading-  Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Keep a written/picture diary of what you did during this time. We will be able to talk about this when we go back to school

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound - Unit 30 (pg 62/63)

Grammar: -  Past and present tense of the verb “BE”

Present Tense (Today)

Past Tense (Yesterday)

I am

I was

You are

You were

He is

He was

She is

She was

We are

We were

You (all) are

You (all) were

They are

They were


Maths:

Work It Out: Continue doing one section a night. - I can provide answers for these at the end of every week

Counting in 2’s:  2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20  (All even numbers ending in 2,4,6,8,0)

Counting in 10’s:   10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 (All numbers that end with 0)

Counting in 5’s: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 (All numbers that end with 0 or 5)

Money: If we were at school this week we would be continuing with “Money”. If you have spare change lying around the house- your child can divide it into 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1.

Attached are smaller versions of the maths worksheets. I will hopefully get to send out hardcopies this week.



Science/Geography:

Using the KWL chart and your research make a small display/project about volcanoes. It is up to you how you do it. (PowerPoint, a chart, a booklet or an A4 page)- include a labelled diagram of a volcano, your KWL chart and other information that you have gathered. Below are some example headings that could be used.

  • Diagram of a volcano

  • The 3 Types of Volcanoes

  • My experiment

  • My KWL Chart

  • Information- The biggest volcano in the world, the smallest volcano in the world, which volcano erupted most recent etc.

Here are the links given last week

https://www.natgeokids.com/ie/discover/geography/physical-geography/volcano-facts/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/volcanoes.htm

https://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-volcano.htm

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here http://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

Prayer before Confession:

O my God,

 help me to remember the times when I didn't live as Jesus asked me to. 

Help me to be sorry and to try again.

Amen.

Art:

Make something using a milk carton- be creative

Draw a lovely seaside picture- using your spelling list for some ideas.

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Children could incorporate some maths into PE- how many times can you bounce a ball in a minute? How many jumping jacks can be done in a minute? Count how many times you can jump- with a skipping rope etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/


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11th - 15th of May

1st/2nd Class Work-

11th- 15th May 2020

Hi everyone,

Below is the work for this week. Please encourage your child to continue to read, practise handwriting and learn tables- this will benefit them hugely when we get back to school. I am hoping to get out to the school when phase one of lifting the restrictions happens- I will then send you more worksheets and activities that your children can work with. If there is anything that you need or if you want any pdf worksheets, please don’t hesitate to contact me – Bernie. (berniemceleney@outlook.com)

English:

Treasury- Unit 9 “Outside at Night” pg 54, 55, 56, 57

Reading-  Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Keep a written/picture diary of what you did during this time. We will be able to talk about this when we go back to school

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound - Unit 29 (pg 60/61)

Grammar:Adjectives- are describing words. Adjectives describe nouns.

E.g. The scary witch A big apple

Conjunctions- are words that join sentences together. eg. and, but, or, because

Try some of these in your copybook- using the above conjunctions.

I went outside

____________________

I wanted to play.

Eat your dinner

____________________

you will be hungry later.

I like chocolate

____________________

I prefer crisps.

We are off school

______________________

we should stay at home.


Maths:

Work It Out: Continue doing one section a night. - I can provide answers for these at the end of every week.

Tables: 12+ Counting in 2’s:  2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20  (All even numbers ending in 2,4,6,8,0)

Counting in 10’s:   10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 (All numbers that end with 0)

Counting in 5’s: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 (All numbers that end with 0 or 5)

Money: If we were at school this week we would be continuing with “Money”. If you have spare change lying around the house- your child can divide it into 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1.

Attached are smaller versions of the Planet Maths pages. I will hopefully get to send out hardcopies in the next week or so. (On pg 64- only do cost- we will look at change when we get back )


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Science/Geography:

We would be looking at volcanoes again this week. Please do out a KWL chart about volcanoes. Follow the template below. You can send these to me and I will help put together the answers for your questions. Please find links attached that may help answer some of your questions.

What I already Know about Volcanoes

What I Want to learn about Volcanoes

At the end what I have Learned about Volcanoes.

*You can do these in bullet points and keep them short and brief.

**You can ask questions in this section- asking what you want to know about.

***Keep this KWL chart and by the end- hopefully we should know everything we want to about Volcanoes.

     

 

Activity/ Research: Look up different types of volcanoes- active, dormant, extinct. Name one of each.

https://www.natgeokids.com/ie/discover/geography/physical-geography/volcano-facts/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains/volcanoes.htm

https://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-volcano.htm

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here http://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

First Confession: Practise: Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory Be

Art:

Make something using a toilet roll- be creative

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Children could incorporate some maths into PE- how many times can you bounce a ball in a minute? How many jumping jacks can be done in a minute? Count how many times you can jump- with a skipping rope etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

5th - 8th of May

1st/2nd Class Work-

5th- 8th May 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a nice bank holiday weekend. It looks set now that school will not be returning until September time- please do not worry about children falling behind- everyone is in the same boat and we will work hard to catch up as soon as we are back. I have attached another week’s work below. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries. Thanks, Bernie.

English:

Treasury- Unit 8 “Woodlea Primary Scoots to School!” pg 48, 49, 50

Reading- 

 Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Keep a written/picture diary of what you did during this time. We will be able to talk about this when we go back to school

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound (1 unit a week) Unit 28 (pg 58/59)

Grammar:Adjectives- are describing words. Adjectives describe nouns.

E.g. The scary witch A big apple

Try some of these in your copybook.

a _________ clown

the ________ girl

the ___________ monster

a __________ day

a ___________wizard

my _________ hat

their __________ house

our ___________ class

the _______ car

a __________ sea

my __________ horse

the ___________ dog


Maths:

Work It Out: Continue doing one section a night. - I can provide answers for these at the end of every week.

Tables: 12+ Counting in 10’s:  10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100

Counting in 5’s: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50

Money: If we were at school this week we would be continuing with “Money”. If you have spare change lying around the house- your child can divide it into 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1.

Children can write the following sums into their copies:

Can you make up these values using coin you know exist. (the first one is done for you)

55c

10c+10c+10c+10c+10c+5c

20c+20c+10c+2c+2c+1c

5c+5c+10c+10c+20c+5c

49c

20c+10c+10c+2c+2c+5c

   

31c

     

27c

     

8c

     

70c

     

89c

     

€1

     

Science/Geography:

We would be starting to look at volcanoes this week. Please do out a KWL chart about volcanoes. Follow the template below. You can send these to me and I will help put together the answers for your questions.

What I already Know about Volcanoes

What I Want to learn about Volcanoes

At the end what I have Learned about Volcanoes.

*You can do these in bullet points and keep them short and brief.

**You can ask questions in this section- asking what you want to know about.

***Keep this KWL chart and by the end- hopefully we should know everything we want to about Volcanoes.

     

 

Activity: Why not try make a volcano- using baking soda, vinegar and some food dye.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqUKL8CSLI8

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here http://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

First Confession: Practise: Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory Be

Art:

Make a lovely “Summer” picture, why not display it on your window for everyone to see

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 


P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

First and Second Classes - 27th of April - 1st of May

1st/2nd Class Work-

27th April- 1st May 2020

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all keeping well and that you received your letter/post last week. Below is another week’s work. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with me if you have an questions/queries (berniemceleney@outlook.com). I would love to see the children’s pictures/work. It would be great if this weather kept up. Have a lovely bank holiday weekend.  Bernie

English:

Treasury- Unit 7 pg 42, 43, 44

Draw a poster- persuading people to buy your car (*see history section)

Reading- I am not sure what pages are left in The Four Friends reader/activity book- if someone could email me to let me know. I will try get another suitable reader organised then.

 Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Keep a written/picture diary of what you did during this time. We will be able to talk about this when we go back to school

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound (1 unit a week) Unit 27 (pg 56/57)

Grammar:Nouns- Nouns are people, animals, places and things. eg. girl, dog, shop, toy.

- Proper nouns are names of people (Tom), names of animals (Finn), names of places, (Letterkenny) and names of toys (Playstation).

Children could play “Stop the Bus”. I have attached a table that children could draw for themselves onto a sheet. Why not race against your parents

Letter

Boy’s Name

Girl’s Name

Place Name

Thing

Score

  • If this is too easy why not add a few extra columns such as food, drink, colour or animal, 

  • Always remember: Proper nouns always take a capital letter.

Maths:

Work It Out: Continue doing one section a night. - I can provide answers for these at the end of every week.

Tables: 11+ Counting in 10’s:  10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100

Counting in 5’s: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50

Money: If we were at school this week we would be starting “Money”. If you have spare change lying around the house- your child can divide it into 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1.

Children can write the following sums into their copies:

Can you make up these values using coin you know exist. (the first one is done for you)

50c

10c+10c+10c+10c+10c

20c+20c+10c

5c+5c+10c+10c+20c

42c

20c+10c+10c+2c

   

35c

     

29c

     

7c

     

63c

     

86c

     

99c

     

History:

History of Transport: The Car

Activity: *Design your own modern day race car that you think could beat Henry Ford’s 999 model.

Science:

Light: We have checked out different sources of light, how it reflects and refracts and shadows.

Dark: We can make things dark by cancelling out the light. Think about how night happens. The sun sets/disappears (cancelling out the light) and it becomes night (dark). How could I make inside my house dark during the day?

Activity: Nocturnal animals are animals that sleep during the day and stay awake at night! Can you think of any? Draw a few nocturnal animals and write their names. 

Additional online material available here:https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/16/3b/t-l-527436-nocturnal-animals-differentiated-differentiated-reading-comprehension_ver_2.pdf?__token__=exp=1587904412~acl=%2Fresource%2F16%2F3b%2Ft-l-527436-nocturnal-animals-differentiated-differentiated-reading-comprehension_ver_2.pdf%2A~hmac=9c04317729c88ef38ce9582cc26c425d7e899f1c0368691b40e771a073dda700

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here http://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

First Confession: Practise: Glory Be

"Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”

SPHE/Art:

Feelings; We all have feelings but sometimes it is very hard to explain how we are feeling- especially at the moment with everything going on. Using paper plates (or cut out circles) - make your own emojis. Paint/colour it yellow and draw the face. Be creative and come up with a few of your own

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

First & Second Class Work - 20th-24th of April

1st/2nd Class Work-

20th – 24th April

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely Easter and are enjoying this beautiful weather. I have attached a few more pieces of work for the week ahead. Please do not worry about getting all/any of it done. As I said before your child’s happiness and health is way more important. I have set up a new email address that you can email any completed work to or indeed if you have any queries or concerns at this time (berniemceleney@outlook.com). I will check this regularly and try to get back to you as soon as possible. I am really missing the kids and can’t wait to see them all soon. I am aware that some may not have access to a printer or even to the internet so make the most of anything you have at home. Maths/English/Science are everywhere.

English:

Treasury- Unit 6 pg 36- 41

Reading- The Four Friends- continue reading

 Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Writing- Continue with “The Four Friends” workbook. (next 5 pages)

Diary- Keep a written/picture diary of what you did during this time. We will be able to talk about this when we go back to school

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound (1 unit a week) Unit 26 (pg 54/55)

Grammar: - revision of capital letters and compound words. Children can send me a list of compound words that they have come up with if they like.     

  • Nouns- Nouns are people, animals, places and things.

Children could play “Stop the Bus”. I have attached a table that children could draw for themselves onto a sheet. Why not race against your parents

Letter

Boy’s Name

Girl’s Name

Place Name

Thing

Score

  • If this is too easy why not add a few extra columns such as food, drink, colour or animal, 

  • Always remember: People’s names and place names always take a capital letter. e.g Tom, Lifford

Maths:

Work It Out: Continue doing one section a night. - I can provide answers for these at the end of every week.

Tables: 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+ Counting in 10’s:  10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100

Counting in 5’s: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50

Money: If we were at school this week we would be starting “Money”. If you have spare change lying around the house- your child can divide it into 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1.

€1 

There are 100 1c coins in a €1.

 

There are 50 2c coins in a €1.

 

There are 20 5c coins in a €1.

 

There are 10 10c coins in a €1.

 

There are 5 20c coins in a €1.

 

There are 2 50c coins in a €1.



History/Art:

History of Transport: The Wright Brothers invented the aeroplane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZyZxDWjkZ0

  1. Make your own plane using lego/duplo or any other materials in your house.

  2. If you could go anywhere by plane- where would you go?

Science:

Light: During science week we looked at light and dark. We looked at our reflections in the mirror.  We made silhouettes of each other and hung them up in the school. A silhouette like a reflection- but it blocks out the light. This week we will look at refraction.  Refraction is the bending of light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkv0uZTP_zo

Task: Draw two arrows – one above the other.  Then pour water into a glass. Move the arrows up and down behind the glass. What happens?

Geography:

“Global Earth Day” is Wednesday 22nd April. We had been talking about recycling at school and I can’t wait to see some of the art you made before Easter. Maybe this week, children could help save the planet around the house, some examples include: sorting the recycling, switching off lights, conserving water when washing their teeth, helping with a spring clean etc. I would love to hear any other ideas the kids come up with

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

First Confession: Practise: Hail Mary

"Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen."

SPHE:

Feelings; We all have feelings but sometimes it is very hard to explain how we are feeling- especially at the moment with everything going on. Come up with some scenarios which may lead to some of the following feelings:





P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. I have watched a couple of these and think they are very good ☺. These are also available on the RTÉ player.

 

 

1st/2nd Class Work-

30th March – 3rd April

English:

Reading- The Four Friends- continue reading

 Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/

Writing- Continue with “The Four Friends” workbook. (next 5 pages)

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound (1 unit a week) Unit 25 (pg52/53)

Grammar: -     Capital Letters- write capital letters and their lowercase version.

  • Compound words: how many can you write? Eg. home + work = homework

Maths:

Work It Out: Continue doing one section a night.

Tables: 0+, 1+, 2+, 3+, 4+, 5+, 6+

Place Value: https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-maths1/resources/

Measures:  Length- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm

Weight: Heavy/Light/Heavier/Lighter https://pbskids.org/peg/games/happy-camel

Spatial awareness: https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/PlanetMaths/PM1/resources/activitya/pm_1c_079/index.html

History:

Games in the past: Indoors- Play Cards

  • Snap                                         - Old Maid

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

Outdoor Games;

  • Hopscotch                                -Tig/Tag

Science:

Plants/Life cycle of plants:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z3wpsbk (a quiz under this)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/zcjnp39 (label the plant)

 

Geography:

The children were learning about recycling before school closed. Last year for “Global Recycling Day” children made different things from recyclable materials from home. I would love to see some new creations this year. You can check out our post from 29/03/19 and feel free to share your creations to the school Facebook page 

Art:

Draw/build/create an Easter art piece 

                                                                   Religion: (optional)

The Story of Easter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSgoPdKQFQ

First Confession: Practise: Act of Sorrow

SPHE:

Personal Hygiene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI (handwashing)

https://pbskids.org/arthur/games/arthur-delivers- nice wee problem solving game

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

 

This are only some suggestions, please do not feel under any pressure to do all of the above. Children work at different paces and have different concentration spans. Your child’s safety and happiness is priority at this very uncertain time. Please do not hesitate to contact the school on scoilcholmcille@hotmail.com or via the school website contact page. Please also keep an eye on the padlets as more resources will be added.

 I hope everyone is keeping well and hopefully I will see you all in the not so distant future. 

 

Mrs. Mc Eleney

 

 

Contact

Cloughfin N.S. Cloughfin,
Ballindrait,
Lifford,
Co. Donegal.
(074) 9145705 scoilcholmcille@hotmail.com