Wednesday, 22nd 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 my own 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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Wake Up with exercise!

‘Read aloud’ suggestions in English and Irish

  1. For younger readers you could listen to ‘The Gruffalo’ read by Michelle Obama.

2. Please click the link below for a Futa Fata read aloud: Scéal eile ó Julia Donaldson agus Axel Scheffler dhaoibh inniu, a chairde, Á léamh ag Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin. Scéal álainn faoi cinéaltas. (This is Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler story for you today. It’s read by Tadhg and is a story about kindness)

3. Please click link below for the last 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 for younger pupils

Middle and senior classes

(Continue with your Titanic story today)

For today’s activity I would like you to write a story about the Titanic! It ties in with the research you would have done yesterday for history (if you didn’t then check out the videos I have for Monday 20th April under ‘history)

It also ties in with a lovely competition that is taking place. See more information below. Even if you don’t want to enter the competition, I would still encourage you to write a short story or a report about the Titanic.

Remember to plan your story using the headings…setting (where your story takes place), characters (who are the people in your story), plot (what happens in the story…the problem/ exciting bit), conclusion (how you story ends…do you survive?)

Look at the words of the day in the section below that you have already covered…can you use any of them in your story? Can you think of a nice phrase to start your story? We have covered ‘hair’ and ‘eyes’ vocabulary so you might be able to use some of those words when describing characters!

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 revise all the ‘Pirate’ themed words we have covered so far. (Taken from Language for Living box 2)

Senior classes: This week we will revise all the ‘volcano’ themed words we have covered so far. (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

For more ‘éadaí’ activities see RTE School Hub today on Friday. I have a short video on the pronunciation and translation below.

3rd – 6th class Irish grammar/ sentences activity (Revision from before Easter)You could take one box each day this week.

Maths (Select according to your child’s level)

This weeks counting rhyme…Five Little Monkeys

Addition table fact’s for this week – addition 4’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 x4

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

History : A brief history of time-telling

Junior -2nd class

Middle and senior classes: A history of time telling

Music/ Sound (How do woodwind instruments make their sound?)

If you are out for a walk and see nice big blade of grass…try the following! It will take some practice, only one of my children can get it so far but with practice and determination you will get it.

The different sizes of grass blade will make a difference to the sound. Personally I find the large blades that grow on hedgerows, or sometimes as part of a flowers, the best.

Watch the video carefully as I explain how this noise is made…this is because grass is a reed instrument! What is a reed instrument…it is all explained in the second video!

Physical Education: 15 minute Kids fitness dance class for 5-12 year olds.

Earth Day 2020 activities

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

Art (Linking to time)

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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