These activities should be spaced out over the week (Monday to Friday). You can have a rest on Saturday and Sunday!! If you have finished your copy from school, all this work can be completed on extra sheets you have at home. Remember to keep these sheets safe for when we go back to school.
– Time Worksheets: https://www.cjfallon.ie/ This link will bring you to free access to Maths books as well as other books too! Click on ‘Parent/Student Resources’, then click on ‘Student Resources’. Following this, you will see a list of options, such as the class level, subject, etc. Click on Primary, 3rd Class, Maths, Busy at Maths, Busy at Maths – 3rd class, and Online Book. You will then be asked to put in your name and address to access the book. Once the book cover comes up, enter Page 92 in the top right-hand corner. These time worksheets continue until Page 96. Try one page a day, writing your answers in your copy or on a page.
–Spellcheck (Complete blocks 1-4 and linked activities for the next week). Parents can test their children on the words if you wish.
-Reading: 15 minutes reading every day. This can be your schoolbook or books that you have at home.
-Handwriting Book: Pick one page each day. Take your time with this (if you are finished with this book, practise some of the letters that you find tricky in your copy or on a separate page)
–Complete a daily diary of your news (Monday to Friday) Don’t forget to use capital letters and full stops! Children are free to write their news in their home langauge too! Try to include an Irish sentence or two as well!
–Letter Writing: Write a letter to someone to say thank you for all they do for you, for the community (like the Gardaí or a nurse) or even for the country (like a politician).
This link will show you how to write a letter properly. Scroll down the page to find examples of informal letters (writing to a friend) and formal letters (writing to someone you don’t know personally).
–Writing: Pick a short story that you know but write a different ending (1+ pages)
–Writing: Look out a window in your home and describe in detail what you see (1+ pages). Then draw a picture
-Story Writing: Pick one of these to do each day (1+ pages – Remember your writing
should always be neat and tidy!)
Bun go Barr: Continue with picking a story each day to read from the book. These should be stories that we have already read. Try your best to complete one of the activities after the story each day. Don’t forget to title and label each section you complete in your copy.
-You could try to make a very short drama in Irish too. Use sentences in your Bun go Barr to help you.
–Spellings: Pick two each day to learn.
Scoil (school), leabhar (book), múinteoir (teacher), príomhoide (principal), cailín (girl), buachaill (boy), ag súgradh (playing), clós (yard), mo chara (my friend), mo chairde (my friends)
Small World Book
-Soils Chapter: Take the whole week to read through this chapter (p. 115) and answer the activity question as you go along. If you are doing some gardening in your own garden, you may even recognise some of the soils from the chapter.
-Incredible Edibles are running a competition for families, that involves some work on where our food comes from, some planting and then some cooking. Here is the link if you fancy giving it a go:
Exercise: This can be done everyday along with your family if you like! Add 5 more repetitions of each exercise each day.
–Our GAA Coach has some great videos for practising skills on the St. Brigid’s GAA Club Facebook page. Give them a go!
Baking: Try these at home only if you’re allowed and only if you have the ingredients (remember to always bake with an adult)
Art: Give this origami butterfly a go!
Helping at home: Remember it is very important to help out at home. Pick a job each day to make your parents’ lives easier!
Our very own Ms. Ní Chiosáin can be seen teaching on RTÉ’s SchoolHub everday from 11am. Make sure to tune in to see some great lessons!
Please consider doing some of these activities also:
If you go to any of these teachers while in school, have a look at the work that they have given you to do:
Ms O’Shaughnessy’s Maths group:
Ms. McKeon’s English Group:
(If you don’t have the book at home with you, click on this link)
Read each story twice. Write the answers to the questions.
(Do both if you have time)
Ms. O’Connor’s and Ms. Kearney’s Groups
Bake/cook something measuring out all the ingredients. Make a video of yourself telling an audience how to make this product. You may write out the recipe and method if you wish (in your best handwriting of course and holding your pencil properly). Remember Froggy Legs!
Do a little bit of reading every day if you can. Read to your little/big brother or sister.
Play ‘schools’ and take turns being ‘teacher’.
Play some games when you have time. Cards, UNO, snakes and ladders, I spy. Or make up your own game by writing a word on a piece of paper and get someone to guess the word. Give clues.
Practise counting forwards and backwards.
Practise counting in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s all the way to 10s. Test yourself on doubles and nearly doubles. You can do this by writing some doubles and nearly doubles on a piece of paper. Then see how quickly you can write the answers.
Draw shapes, cut them out and make a shape picture.
Practise saying the days of the week, the months and the seasons.
Ms. Tiernan’s Groups:
If you have some extra time, you can read the following stories from the Read At Home 3 book:
Read the stories twice and answer the questions. You can get somebody to ask you the questions or you can write the answers on a page.