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!
Today’s ‘Read aloud’ suggestions in English and Irish
‘It’s My Turn’ story-time read aloud for younger children
Scéal an Lae… (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…
A recount is the retelling or recounting of an event or a experience. Often based on the direct experience of the writer, the purpose is to tell what happened. Daily news telling in the classroom is an example of this particular writing genre. Recounts though often personal, can also be factual or imaginative.
Watch the video below. Remember when you write a recount to …
- Write what happened in the correct order in which it happened.
- Provide answers for who, what, where, when etc. e.g. who is in your recount, what happened, where did it happen and why.
- Use the poster below to help you with language…we don’t want to over use some words like… and then….and then…and then…try and use other words such as first, next, following that, after that, then, finally etc. I have a choice of words on the image below to help you.
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)
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.
Maths (Select according to your child’s level)
This weeks counting rhyme…One Big Hippo Balancing (Click link icon below)
I will be focusing on ‘shape/ lines and angles’ alot this week for all classes.
Addition table fact’s for this week – addition 6’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.
Multiplication Tables for this week x6
Practice singing them over and over again. If you know them, you could try writing them out.
Geography: My county
‘I’m bored’ / Rainy day suggestions for this week. There is something there for all ages!
Here is a simple yet exciting experiment that you can do at home. All you need is milk, a bowl, some food colouring and a little bit of washing up liquid. Children will love this experiment and this video belows gives a great description of the science behind the ‘milk a and washing up liquid’ magic trick…The washing up liquid breaks down the surface tension of the milk.
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!