Thursday, 30th April

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 our own school and my 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!

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Active Home Week!

Today’s ‘Read aloud’ suggestions in English and Irish

A lovely story for springtime, ‘The Lorax’ story-time read aloud for younger children

Scéal an Lae…Lúlú agus an Oíche Glórach (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

English activities (select according to class and ability)

Click on the link below to access different rhymes…

Word recognition

More synonyms today

Revision from yesterday…A synonym is a word or phrase that means the same (or very nearly the same) as another word or phrase. Words that are synonyms are described as synonymous.

synonyms examples

Let’s revise yesterday’s song again before we do our activity!

…or continue with your story writing this week.

Select the topic of your own choice. Maybe you could choose the topic of ‘pirate’ or ‘volcano’ since you recently have learned new vocabulary on those topics. To help you I have pages below linking into both ‘pirate’ and ‘volcano’. Read through it, with an adult if possible, discuss the different words and sentences and see if you can spot your recent words of the day! This sheet should help you in creating a story…discuss characters…settings…problems…conclusions etc.

You may not even start the story writing part of it today…just talk about your theme and plan what will happen in the story.

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 begin ‘jungle’ themed words of the day (Taken from Language for Living box 2) (For those in my classes who may have done these already please look at the senior words of the day now)

Senior classes: This week we will begin ‘desert’ themed words of the day (Taken from Language for Living Box 3)

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.

Irish activity

Maths (Select according to your child’s level)

This weeks counting rhyme…Five Currant Buns in a Baker’s Shop

Maths (Capacity)

I will be focusing on ‘capacity’ alot this week for all classes so get your measuring jugs, ladles and spoons ready!

The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears can be a lovely story to use to teach younger children about capacity. Listen to the short video of the story below before beginning your activity today.

Addition table fact’s for this week – addition 5’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 x5

Practice singing them over and over again. If you know them, you could try writing them out.

History: Ancient Rome

This is one of my favourite areas of history. The video below contains alot of information and is great for kids learning about Ancient Rome at home…just skip in the first 44 seconds or so of an advertisement at the start.

Cooking/ maths/ link to History

PE (It is Active Home Week!)

‘I’m bored’ / Rainy day suggestions for this week. There is something there for all ages!

Science/ art

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 tomorrow!


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