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Home Learning Activities
I hope you and your families are all keeping well and safe during this unsettling time. I have laid out some work in subject areas that your children can work on over the coming weeks. The most important thing right now is to keep Numeracy and Literacy an important part of the children's daily routines. Children can continue to practice their spellings and tables also. Below I will outline the rest of the activities children can engage in for the next while. I will continue to post activities and content for the children over the coming weeks.
I hope to see you all again soon. Stay safe and well.
In addition to the list of suggested activities below here are some activities the children can do leading up to Easter. Please don't feel pressure to complete all of this. These are just activities/ideas that can be done at your own leisure.
Explore the Easter Story - www.twinkl.ie/resource/the-easter-journal-the-story-of-easter-powerpoint-t-or-1138
Easter Crack the Code Maths - www.twinkl.ie/resource/au-n-441-easter-addition-and-subtraction-secret-message-activity-sheet
Addition - www.twinkl.ie/resource/t2-e-3006-easter-themed-addition-mosaic-activity-sheets
Easter problem-solving game - www.twinkl.ie/resource/t2-e-41132-lks2-the-mystery-of-the-crushed-chocolate-eggs-easter-spag-mystery-problem-solving-game
Reading Comprehension - www.twinkl.ie/resource/wl-easter-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity
Easter Arts and Crafts - Make a bunny using materials from around your house
Make and design an Easter Wreath
Design your own Easter Egg
Make a basket to collect eggs
Design and make an Easter tree (collect some twigs/branches and decorate some eggs to hang on to it)
Drawing - How to draw an Easter bunny - www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNKRfEQoE0E
How to draw Peter Rabbit - www.youtube.com/watch?v=T09wASboW5Q
How to draw an Easter Surprise - www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMa5gsmZwHs
Mindfulness Colouring - www.twinkl.ie/resource/mindfulness-colouring-pack-for-parents-easter-activity-pack-t2-par-41714
Easter Experiments! - Make your own colourful Marbled Easter Eggs - littlebinsforlittlehands.com/marbled-easter-eggs/
Test the strength of egg shells - littlebinsforlittlehands.com/eggshell-strength-experiment-kids-stem-activity/
P.E - Egg and spoon races, leapfrog game, bunny hops, have an Egg hunt and sack races.
I hope you all have a lovely safe Easter!
RTE2 are launching a Home School Hub suitable from 1st to 6th Classes from Monday the 30th of March. Classes will start each morning from 11 a.m to 12 p.m. They will also direct kids to fun content and projects on rte.ie/learn.
Free Active Workout by South Dublin on youtube at 12.15 pm (Monday-Thursday). Click here to see the details on our front page.
P.E with Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) - Live on his YouTube Channel everyday at 9 a.m children can join in on the fun to start their day off the right way!
www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ David Walliams is offering a free audio story every day which children can listen to at their own leisure. Children can then write about their favourite part of the story, favourite character and draw their favourite scene.
Folens - Folens are offering parents access to all digital resources and books (Abair Liom D 2nd Class and Planet Maths 2nd Class). Please follow these steps if you would like to access our books to do some revision on topics we have done so far:
- Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register
- Select Teacher
- Fill in a username, email and password
- For Roll Number use the code:
- Prim20 for primary book resources
Planet Maths - You can revise topics such as Money, Time, Addition, Subtraction, Rounding, Place Value (Hundreds, tens and units) and problem solving.
- Children can continue with their Spellbound programme. Start a new week next week and stick to the normal activities - 4 words per night, exercise 1 and put the 4 words into sentences.
- For this week the children can set a challenge for themselves and revise the first Revision Week.
- Children can write a daily schedule for every day.
- Children can write and keep a diary for the activities they have done every 3-4 days.
- Children can research a favourite character, superhero or sports person and write facts about them.
- Children can write an imaginative story with a title of their choice (remember a story should have a main character, a setting i.e in the deep dark forest/in an enchanted castle and a plot/problem).
- Children can write about a movie they watched or write a review of the movie.
- Children can write an acrostic poem about Spring and any topic of their choice.
- Children can write the instructions to a game they have played or write the instructions/procedure of something they have baked.
- Other writing activities can include: writing a different ending for a story, write about a fun day they had and write about their favourite animal or a special time/holiday they had.
- Reading - www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ . This website is free and has lots of age appropriate e-books for children to read on their tablets etc. You can join it as a parent and choose the child's age bracket.
- Children should continue reading and they can write about their books, their favourite character/part and write a book review.
- Children should read books aloud for parents to listen to and also retell the story in their own words.
- Children can listen to stories on YouTube.
- Have a family 'Read-Aloud'.
- sightwords.com/ is also another free website that children can use to revise reading their high frequency words and there are lots of printable games too.
- Children can continue with their MYM and do Q. 1-12 as normal every day.
- There are lots of opportunities to learn about real life Maths at home.
- Children can set up a shop and use money and coins to make amounts and also learn how to calculate change as this was a tricky aspect of Maths!
- Children can go on a shape hunt in their homes and record all of the things that are square, rectangular, circular etc. They can also use this with 3-D shapes aswell (cone, cylinder, sphere, cube and cuboid).
- Children can use a clock to learn and tell the time (o' clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to). You can pose questions to your child such as "If it is 6 o clock now, what time will it be in an hour/in two hours?" etc.
- Children can investigate weight and capacity through baking and measuring ingredients.
- Children can measure and record the lengths of different objects with a ruler.
- Children can continue to do their normal addition and subtraction sums
- Children can practise their tables and play other Maths games here https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables . Hit the Button is a favourite!
- Children can continue to do their skip counting (counting in 2's/3's/4's/5's/6's/10's) in an active way (jumping jacks etc while counting).
- Noggle - write out 12 numbers in a box and let the children write as many sums as possible using the numbers (they can do this using addition and subtraction).
- numberock.com offers lots of fun videos and games on various Maths topics as well as downloadable worksheets.
- Children can practice their Gaeilge through speaking and having little conversations daily as we usually do in school.
- Children can actively count as Gaeilge.
- Children can revise the topics of 'ar scoil, éadaí, an aimsir, bia agus caitheamh aimsire (hobbies) by drawing pictures and labelling as many things as they can.
- Children can try to name as many things as Gaeilge in their homes and rooms.
- https://www.cula4.com/en/ Children can watch videos on this website as Gaeilge.
SESE (Science, Geography & History)
- We had just started learning all about Ireland for Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick's Day.
- Children can make projects all about Ireland including:
- Capital city and writing the names of other cities
- Naming the four provinces
- Writing about culture - Irish food, Irish GAA and Irish Music.
- Write about well-known Irish people.
- Researching famous Irish landmarks e.g Cliffs of Moher/Newgrange/Giants Causeway.
- Research the highest mountain Carrauntoohil and the River Shannon as the longest river.
- Children could challenge themselves to trace the map of Ireland and name as many counties as they can.
- Children can be as creative as they like with these. They can draw pictures and even construct something to go with their projects eg Newgrange/The Titanic using recycled materials from home.
- www.cjfallon.ie/ are offering parents free access to the children's workbooks. You can scale the options down to Primary - 2nd Class - SESE - Small World and view the Spring Section of this book.
- Pages 47 - 51 are relevant in this book. Pages 52-54 (Fionn and the Giants Causeway) are also suitable for their project on Ireland.
- Children can go on a Spring Walk and record all of the signs of spring they see and draw pictures of them.
- Children can research the life cycle of a butterfly and also plant seeds.
- Children can observe, examine and draw and label the parts of a daffodil.
- Children can design and make bird feeders using household materials.
- www.twinkl.ie/ a free website for parents have a huge variety of resources available for all subject areas. Worksheets and Power Points can be downloaded to aid the children's learning in any of these areas.
- The children can also create a project of their own choice.
- kids.nationalgeographic.com/ is a great website for some inspiration in the SESE area. It includes videos and facts about animals, ideas for Science experiments, quizzes and games.
Arts & Crafts
- Children can draw still-life drawings of objects in their homes for example sketch the fruit bowl, sketch a daffodil or other flowers from observation.
- Construct an item of their choice using a variety of different materials at home.
- Painting, drawing, designing and making and paper crafts are all activities children can do at home.
- Children should be engaging in a variety of physical activities such as walking, jogging, cycling and playing games outside while also keeping social distancing in mind.
- Traditional outdoor games such as playing football, skipping, basketball, Donkey and more are important for fresh air.
- Children should set challenges for themselves and do mini-workouts including lunges, leg raises, jumping jacks, planking competitions, elbow to knees, high knees, squats, push ups and burpees.
- www.gonoodle.com offers a variety of physical activity videos and also meditation/mindfulness videos.
- Children can follow the 'Body Coach' and play his videos online or via YouTube.
- Do a Cosmic Kids Yoga video (www.cosmickids.com).
September - December 2019
Round Tower Heritage Centre, June 6th
School Tour 2019 - Lullymore Farm
Active Maths and Active Breaks - April 2019
Running break, February 2019
Exploring Autumn - October 2018
Fun in the yard - September 2018
Mr. Kelliher's 1st class have 3 weeks of GAA training on Thursdays (beginning next Thursday 13th). School tracksuits should be worn on that day.
Senior Infants 2017/18
Valentine's Day Art
Thank you to all the parents who took part in the shared reading. We loved it and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
We had so much fun on Grandparents' Day. We loved showing our classroom and our work to our grandparents. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did!
Christmas Jumper Day.
We had a Christmas jumper day in school. We went to the hall and sang Christmas songs and we even designed Christmas jumpers in class!
Update on Our Elf!
Our elf, Tinsel Toes has been busy. He is always playing tricks on us. Here are some pictures of what he has been up to!
We brought our teddies to school. They sat on our table all day and watched us work hard. Here are some pictures!
A Special Visitor
Last week, a special visitor arrived in our class. His name is Tinsel Toes and he came all the way from the North Pole. He has been playing tricks on us everyday. He are some pictures of what he has been getting up to!!
Christmas Concert 2017
Well done to all the children you did a fantastic job at the Christmas Concert. We hope you enjoyed the show.
Christmas and Winter Art
Here are some of our Christmas and winter art. We hope you like it.
We are very excited for Halloween. We have been very busy in school getting ready for Halloween. We made Halloween Monsters and Pumpkins. We learned a Halloween poem called 'Five Little Pumpkins' and we are also learning a Halloween song called 'The Hairy Scary Castle'. Here are some photos of our Halloween art.
Earth and Space Week
We had lots of fun during Earth and Space week. We learned lots of new information about earth and space. We watched videos of an astronaut called Chris Hadfield. He showed us how he brushes his teeth, where he sleeps and how to make a sandwich in space.
Well done to the children who dressed up!
Well done to the children who dressed up!
Ms. Fahy's Junior Infants 2016/17
Construction In The Classroom
Painting Spring Pictures
Small World Play and Threading Activities
World Book Day Celebrations
We were all excellent at the concert. We performed amazingly and looked great in our costumes.
Aistear in the classroom
Halloween costume parade and classroom play.