Thursday, 26th March 2020

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!

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Wake Up with exercise! (or do it anytime)

You can do P.E. with Joe (30 min) live every morning at 9:00a.m. or use the video of the previous day I have put here for handiness.

Audio stories in English and Irish you may like to try out

Link to David Walliams ‘Elevenses’ is underneath

Early fine motor skills for younger children this week

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. Use your 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 four activities for junior classes

Other English activities

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)

To do:

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!)

GAMES: Practice sight words you child has covered at school…another peg game today!

Irish activity

Day 4: Practice your ‘chant’ for irregular verb ‘Téigh’

Can you say the ‘Téigh’ chant any faster today?

Irish pronunciation of irregular verb ‘Téigh’ – to go…Can you say it faster now?

Maths (choose activities suited to your level)

Junior classes: Revise this weeks number rhyme

Hopscotch game: Addition or multiplication

Table facts for this week

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!

Science/ design and make

A more detailed kite made from a carrier bag is in the video below, should you wish to make it.

Sensory activity

Quick and easy to make there are a variety of sensory ideas you can make with just a ziplock bag. In this one, all you need is a little water, glitter (optional) and some food colouring. The video of this one is on my instagram @teacher_julieanne or click on the link below to see a similar one made.

Art/ Wellbeing

For fans of G.A.A who are missing their training…

Heroes of G.A.A colouring pages can be downloaded from the link below.

View image on Twitter

Physical Education: If you don’t like P.E with Joe above or Cosmic Kids Yoga, then visit the Official Donegal page on Facebook for some visual skills training videos from the Donegal players. Click the link below for a new video from last week.

Other options from earlier in week

If you have any questions for me, or suggestions that you would like me to include, please contact me.

If you want to message me, please do so on my Instagram account @teacher_julieanne or e-mail me. My details are at the bottom of the ‘home’ page. I’m enjoying your lovely responses…Show me photographs I can post! (I’ll block children’s faces and mention no names! It’s lovely to share at this time.

Keep safe. More activities will be posted tomorrow!


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