Suggested Activities 20th-24th April

Work Schedule 20th of April – 24th of April 


  • Two Little Frogs – Unit 18 ‘Rapunzel’ P. 72 -75 (Do one page each day) 
  • Spellcheck– Week 27 – Practise 3 spellings each day and have a spelling test on Friday 
  • Reading – 3/4 Pages of reader each day, Read story ‘Rapunzel’ in Two Little Frogs – Discuss new words and retell the story orally. Draw a picture of an alternative ending to the story. 
  • Oral Language – Read and Practise poem ‘Homework, Oh Homework!’ by Jack Prelutsky – Discuss vocabulary, rhyming words and grammar 

Homework! Oh, Homework! 

Homework! Oh, Homework!
I hate you! You stink!
I wish I could wash you away in the sink,
if only a bomb
would explode you to bits.
Homework! Oh, homework!
You’re giving me fits.

I’d rather take baths
with a man-eating shark,
or wrestle a lion
alone in the dark,
eat spinach and liver,
pet ten porcupines,
than tackle the homework,
my teacher assigns.

Homework! Oh, homework!
you’re last on my list,
I simple can’t see
why you even exist,
if you just disappeared
it would tickle me pink.
Homework! Oh, homework!
I hate you! You stink! 


  • Writing– Do you like doing homework? Why? Why not? – come up with reasons for your answer and write them in your writing copy. Keep a daily diary/Write your news (Yellow Copy) 


  • Mental Maths – Week 27 P. 54 & 55 (Use each question as a teaching point) 
  • Practise +1 / +2 tables each night (Egg. 1 + 1=2, 2 + 1=3)  
  • Practise counting in 3’s (0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 …) 
  • Optional Work – Visit and choose an activity for your child to revise 



  • Bain úsáid as an app ‘Duolingo’ chun Gaeilge bunúsach a fhorbairt 
  • Do your best to write some simple Irish sentences in your news – Inniu an ______ Inné an _______ Amárach an________. Tá an aimsir gaofar/tirim/grianmhar/fliuch/ceomhar/ fuar/te 
  • Teanga Ó Bhéal – Léamh agus abair an rann Lúchóga Beaga Buí. Tarraing pictiúir chun chur leis an rann seo. 

Luchóga Beaga Buí 

A haon, a dó, a trí, 

Luchóga beaga buí, 

Ag ithe píosa cáise, 

I ngan fhois d’fhear a’ tí. 


Cat mór liath, 

Tháinig sé isteach; 

Cad a rinne na luchóga? 

Rith siad amach 


  • Doing a listening walk around the house, what do we hear? How do we hear?  
  • Guess the instrument game – Play a song for your child, what instruments/sounds can they hear? 
  • Transport- sounds on the street, sounds we hear from different vehicles, identify and predict sounds 
  • Different kinds of sounds i.e. warning sounds, loud and soft sounds 
  • Free exploration of materials and instruments, what different sounds can we make? 
  • Design a homemade musical instrument 



Try to do as much physical activity as possible each day 

  • Monday – 20 Jumping Jacks 
  • Tuesday – 20 Sit ups 
  • Wednesday – 20 squats 
  • Thursday – run on the spot for 1 minute 
  • Friday – 20 half push ups (use your knees) 
  • Our GAA Coach has some great videos for practising skills on the St. Brigid’s GAA Club Facebook page. Give them a go! 



  • Design and decorate a musical instrument  
  • Come up with a simple jingle using your instrument 



  • Draw, design, make and decorate a musical instrument of your choice. 
  • Design your instrument first – include labels – before you make your instrument. 


Ms O’Shaughnessy’s Group/Ms. McKeon’s Group: 

If you are part of my group, you might like to do some ,or all of the following activities. There is no pressure to do these so just do whatever you can! 


Reading: My Read At Home Book 1 (you should have this in your yellow folders) or go to 

Read the stories and answer the questions orally (you do not need to write the answers, this reading is just for enjoyment). You may need to ask someone to help you or to listen to your reading. 

Monday: p.45 Baking 

Tuesday: p. 46 Dolphins 

Wednesday: p.47 Mad Molly’s Magic Shop  

Thursday: p.48 Planets 

Friday: p. 49 Go to Sleep Baby 

Which story was your favourite and why? Draw a picture of your favourite story. 

 Do the following activities: 

  • Design your own monster, give her/ him a name.  
  • What colour is she/ he?  
  • Is she/ he scary? How?  
  • If you were a monster, what would you do? 


Revise the following groups of letter sounds and do some or all of the following activities. It can be a good idea to write the letters on a piece of paper or card and cut them out. Some of you may have a little bag of letters in your folders: 

Group 1: s, a , t, i, p, n 

Group 2:  c, k (make the same sound), e, h, r, m, d 

Monday and Tuesday: Group 1 

  • See how many different 3-letter words you can make ex: sat 
  • Can you write them down? 
  • Ask an adult to call out some words and make them with your letters. 
  • Ask an adult to call out some words and write them down without looking at your letters.  
  • Can you make a 4 -letter word? 

Wednesday and Thursday: Groups 1 and 2. 

  • Can you make any new 3- letter words? Ex. Mat 
  • Can you write them down? 
  • Can you make any 4-letter words? Ex: tick  
  • Write them down.  
  • Ask an adult to call out some words using sounds from the 2 groups and make them with your letters. 
  • Ask an adult to call out some 4 letter words and write them down without looking at your letters. 


  • What sentences can you make with your words? Ex. I saw a cat on a mat 
  • Ask an adult to call some sentences out to you and write them down. Draw a picture to go with the sentence. 
  • Challenge- look at all the words you made this week. Set a timer and write down all the ones you can remember in 5/4/3 minutes! 


Maths: If somebody in your house has time to play, play one of these quick games per day! 

Monday: “Blast Off”- play in pairs, or threes/ fours etc. Decide which number will be your “Blast Off” number. Ex: 12. Start counting: Person A says 1, B says 2 etc. The person that says 12 gets to “Blast Off” and win the game. Change the Blast Off number to any number within 30/ 40/50. You can change the starting point too, you don’t always have to start at 1. 

Tuesday: Number Tennis– Needs 2 players. Hold an imaginary bat in your hand. Player One “bats” a number towards player 2. Ex: Player no.1 says “18”. Player no. 2 says “19” and so on. You can change the number you start on. If you miss a number, you’re out! 

Wednesday: What comes next (after)? What comes before? Round 1: Player A says a number and Player B says the number after that: Ex: A says 7, B says 8. You can have ten turns to be “on” (decide the starting number) before swapping. The game should be fast. Change it so that Player B must say the number that comes before. Ex: 7-6. 

Thursday: Counting backwards. Start at any number between 10-30 and count backwards. Look at a number–line/ Hundred Square. Did you miss any numbers? What ones did you miss? 

Friday: Guess my number. A game for 2 or more players. A number line or Hundred Square could be useful. One person chooses a number between 1 and 10/20/30, decide on the range before you begin. It’s a good idea for that person to write the number down but keep it hidden. The other player must guess the number by asking questions. Ex: Is your number bigger than 10? Is it smaller than 20? Is it between 15 and 20? You are not allowed to ask about the number directly (Ex: Is it 12? ) until you’ve asked at least 5 questions.