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
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 (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…
Word recognition : Tricky words set 8 this week
If you wish…continue this week’s story writing based on previous themed Words of the Day for middle & senior classes (junior classes could create stories using all their previous ‘vet’ words!)
Can you find your recent ‘Words of the Day’? Try and use as many as you can in your story. You might start this story and work on it all week.
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 begin ‘Robbery’ 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 ‘camping’ 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 Green Bottles
Number facts revision for 1st to senior classes this week
History: Round Towers of Ireland
History video (for middle & senior pupils about the history of Round Towers in Ireland…linked to the history of the Vikings last week. After watching the video, try making your own round tower!
Hopefully it will be a beautiful day for an outdoor colour scavenger hunt!
Science: Nature/ minibeasts
Create a Bug Pitfall trap…remember to return what you find to nature when you are finished.
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!