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…there are activities for all age groups so just pick and choose… but don’t forget to try and slot some reading time into your day!
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 in school on a Friday but I now declare this a ‘test free zone’ and call it ‘FUN Friday’ instead.
Wake Up with exercise! (or do it anytime)
Audio stories in English and Irish you may like to try out
Link to David Walliams ‘Elevenses’ is underneath
Aistear (learning through play for 3-6 year olds)
Here are all the Aistear (learning through play) activities done so far this week all based on the theme of the post office. The first one is today’s addition making a postman/ postwoman/ parcels with play-dough. Use your ‘post office’ Words of the Day!
English activities (select according to class and ability)
Click on the link below to access different rhymes for younger children this week
Day 5 activities for junior classes
Other English activities
Idiom fun for Middle and senior classes
English ‘Words of the Day’ (WOTD)
Expand your child’s vocabulary daily with the Word of the Day. Revise the words you have learned already under this theme and try and use them!
Junior classes: There will be a post office themed word each day (taken from Nibbler’s Aistear Adventures)
Middle classes: There will be a ‘pirate’ themed word each day. (Taken from Language for Living box 2)
Senior classes: There will be a ‘volcano’ themed word each day. (Taken from Language for Living Box 3)
An talk and discussion sheet incorporating the different themed words of the day will be given after 15 words (3 weeks)
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. Once a bank of 15 themed words have been covered (after 3 weeks), I will post a Talk & Discussion sheet for each theme.
English Vocabulary for all classes (Hair revision from this week)
It can be rather entertaining (older children) to look up hair styles like the beehive, the mohican, bald spots and receding hairlines…(though dad may not find it as funny!)
This is is last day to read through these words. I will have new ones next week!
Little song in Irish ‘Nígh do lámha’ (wash your hands). The words are usually different in this song but we changed them to suit the importance of washing your hands under the current circumstances.
Nígh do lámha, nígh do lámha, lámha beaga, deasa. Nígh do lámha, nígh do lámha, beidh tú slán sábháilte.
Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your small nice hands. Wash your hands, wash your hands, you will be safe and sound.
Day 5: Practice your ‘chant’ for irregular verb ‘Téigh’
Can you say the ‘Téigh’ chant any faster today? I will have a new one next week.
Maths (choose activities suited to your level)
Junior classes: Revise this weeks number rhyme
We have figured out three ways here at home how to get 24. I’ll post our answers on Monday.
Maths outdoor games
Hopscotch game: Addition or multiplication
Table facts for this week
New table fact songs next week revising…addition 3’s and multiplication 3’s
Addition table fact’s for this week – addition 2’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 x2
Practice singing them over and over again. If you know them, you could try writing them out.
Go through your tables today and time how quickly you were able to say them. Draw a clock like I have done here and record your time for every day. You will soon notice your self getting faster. This can be used for multiplication and addition table facts. Keep up the fab work!
History: More about the Egyptians (The Mummification Process)
Mummies for junior classes
The mummification Process for middle and senior classes
Virtual tour inside the Great Pyramid of Giza (for older children). Find where Giza is in your Atlas/ online.
I gave you an activity earlier in the week to draw stick people in various positions. Choose your favourite stick person you drew from that activity to expand today. Use the colours of the rainbow and make sure your little stick person is happy!
50 outdoor activities
If you have any questions for me, or suggestions that you would like me to include, please contact me.
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Keep safe. Have a lovely weekend. More activities will be posted on Monday!