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
Story-time read aloud for younger children
Why not watch ‘An Féidir Leat’ clár 5 today!
Please click link below for the most recent available ‘Elevenses’ by David Walliams
Aistear: Learning through play (new ‘Fire’ theme) for 3-6 year olds
English activities (select according to class and ability)
Click on the link below to access different rhymes…
Older pupils can adapt this to sticking on their words of the day…give the defination of the word as you get into position on the Twister mat!
Choose one of these spelling activities for each day this week. (1st -6th classes)
English ‘Words of the Day’ (WOTD)
Expand your child’s vocabulary daily with the Word of the Day.
Junior classes: There will be a fire themed word each day (taken from Nibbler’s Aistear Adventures)
Middle classes: This week we will revise ‘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 revise ‘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…Ten Fat Sausages
Mental maths for 1st to senior classes this week
History: The Vikings
Watch the Horrible Histories Viking song and the full episode of the Horrible Histories Vikings below.
‘I’m bored’ / Rainy day suggestions for this week. There is something there for all ages!
SPHE (Social Personal & Health Education)
Stress isn’t good in our lives. Today you can make a Stress Ball at home and anytime you feel worried or angry just give your Stress Ball a squeeze! I’ll put a short video of how we made it on my Instagram/ Facebook page.
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!