This is a difficult time so there is no pressure on parents to do any of these activities. There is enough stress added to many households as it is. These are just suggestions if you want them…and the suggested work I am putting up for my own multi-grade class of 2nd, 3rd and 4th…but don’t forget to try and slot some reading time into your day! There are activities here for children from 3 years to 12, just select your own class level.
If you partake in the activities I would encourage you use a copy and keep everything you do each day in the one copy. Maybe you can show all your work to your teacher when you return to school!
Usually we do tests as school on Fridays…but I now declare today as Fun Friday! Plenty of fun learning activities suggested for today so give them a go!
Wake Up with exercise!
Today’s ‘Read aloud’ suggestions in English and Irish
‘It’s My Turn’ story-time read aloud for younger children
Futa Fata Irish read alouds: Scéal an Lae…Drochlá Ruairí (If you want today’s read aloud by Futa Fata, check poster below for information)
Please click link below for the most recent available ‘Elevenses’ by David Walliams
Aistear: Learning through play (Vet theme) for 3-6 year olds
Today’s new Aistear activity alongside previous suggestions from earlier in the week.
English activities (select according to class and ability)
Click on the link below to access different rhymes…
Word recognition for younger pupils
Previous week’s words are available if you wish to revise them!
Middle and senior classes
(Continue with your Titanic story from Monday also if you wish)
English ‘Words of the Day’ (WOTD)
Expand your child’s vocabulary daily with the Word of the Day.
Junior classes: There will be a vet themed word each day (taken from Nibbler’s Aistear Adventures)
Middle classes: This week we will revise all the ‘Pirate’ themed words we have covered so far. (Taken from Language for Living box 2)
Senior classes: This week we will revise all the ‘volcano’ themed words we have covered so far. (Taken from Language for Living Box 3)
Introduce the new word daily, discuss it and put it into a sentence. Plan for the use of this word throughout the day, in written work or orally. Display the word in a prominent place for your child to see it, creating a word wall. Revise the growing bank of words daily to ensure retention to long term memory.
Learning Irish is fun: Clár 1 ‘An Féidir Leat?’
For more ‘éadaí’ activities see ‘RTE School Hub’ this morning. Here is today’s activity for Fun Friday in Irish…’Roll, read and draw!’ I have some of the ‘éadaí’ activities we covered earlier this week below also.
Revision from earlier in the week…
We focused on learning the Counties of Ireland this week. In this video as they show different counties they also show the Irish name for each county.
Maths (Select according to your child’s level)
This weeks counting rhyme…Five Little Monkeys
And of course the childhood classic…What time is it Mr. Wolf?
Addition table fact’s for this week – addition 4’s
Beware I have made this song up myself (it was meant to just be for kids’ ears alone at school!) but I find by singing it helps them retain the number facts. Play it a few times and encourage your child to join in. It may help to write the facts of a sheet of paper for them as they song. It starts loud…so lower your volume!
Multiplication Tables for this week x4
Practice singing them over and over again. If you know them, you could try writing them out.
Stretch & relax!
‘I’m bored’ / Rainy day suggestions for this week. There is something there for all ages!
2. Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
If you have any questions for me, or suggestions that you would like me to include, please contact me. My details are at the bottom of the ‘home’ page. I will do my best. More activities will be posted on Monday!