Suggested Activities 11th-15th May


Matching, Ordering and Time 

  • Watch Ms. Meenagh’s Maths lesson. 
  • Write the numbers 0-10 on a piece of paper. Cut out each number and colour the back of each number pink. 
  • Draw pictures of fruits for the numbers 0-10. Cut out each picture and colour the back of each picture blue. 
  • When you have these two sets of cards, you’re ready for some Maths games! 
  • Matching Game: Can you match the pictures of fruit to the corresponding number card? See how quickly you can do this. (eg. Match the picture of 2 apples to the number 2 card) You can also try this activity with members of your family and see who is the fastest! 
  • Memory Game: Turn the cards upside down and take turns choosing one blue card and one pink card per turn. Do they match? Play against a member of your family to see who can match the most cards. 
  • Listen to Ms. Gilroy’s ‘Days of the Week’ song. 
  • Write the seven days of the week out on a page and cut them into flashcards. Use a colouring pencil or crayon to highlight the first letter of each day. 
  • Ordering Game: Singing the ‘Days of the Week’ song might help your daughter to put the days of the week in the correct order. The first day of the week is Monday and the last day of the week is Sunday. 
  • ‘Can You Find…?’ Game: With the day of the week in the right order, say different days of the week ask your daughter to point to it. You can challenge your daughter further by asking them what day comes before/after another given day. 
  • ‘If today is…’ Game: Choosing different days of the week, ask your daughter ‘If today is ____, what day was it yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?’  


Combining Within 10 

  • Practise Miss Mc Geough’s addition activity from last week (spots on butterfly) with any 10 objects you have at home. 
  • If possible, draw or make your own butterfly. 
  • Ask your child to create 2 sets of spots (e.g. 9 and 1, or 10 and 0) 
  • How many spots do we have in each set? 
  • If we combine both sets, how many spots will we have altogether? Count. 
  • Use the mathematical language “___ plus ___ equals ___” when adding the two sets of spots together.  
  • How many different ways can you make 10? 
  • If you can, label the sets using post-its, or write the number sentence out on a sheet of paper (9+1=10) 
  • Write 3 addition sums that make 10 in the format: ___ + ___ = 10 
  • Draw spots on butterflies’ wings to show these sums (eg. Draw one wing with 2 spots and the other wing with 8 spots to make 10 spots) 
  • Use your number line to check if these sums are correct (eg. Start at 2 and make 8 jumps to see if 2 + 8 = 10) 
  • Practise counting on with your number line- if possible, your parents could ask you addition sums within 10. (Eg. ‘What is 6 + 3?’ You start at 6 on your number line, jump forward three times and say what number you land on)  



This week we are teaching procedural writing based on the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. (You can watch Ms. Gilroy reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” in last week’s lesson.) 

Procedural Writing-How to Make a Fruit Salad 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar loves eating fruit so Ms. Mc Geough has decided to make a fruit salad for the caterpillar to eat! Watch Ms. Mc Geough’s video below explaining procedural writing through making a fruit salad. 


Follow-up activities: 

  • What things did Ms. Mc Geough need to make a fruit salad? Draw as many as you can remember. Can you write the word underneath the picture? 
  • Draw a picture of the first step Ms. Mc Geough did to make the fruit salad. Write the word ‘First..’ above the picture.  
  • Draw a picture of what Ms. Mc Geough did next to make the fruit salad. Write the word ‘Next..’ above the picture. 
  • Draw a picture of the last step Ms. Mc Geough did to make the fruit salad. Write the word ‘Then..’ above the picture. 
  • Ms. Mc Geough used the bossy verbs: ‘Wash’, ‘Peel’, ‘Cut’, ‘Put’, ‘Mix’ in her procedural writing. Could you draw a picture to describe these words? Can you write these words above their correct pictures? 
  • Draw a picture of your favourite fruit. Write the sentence: “My favourite fruit is _____” 

Visual Literacy: Try Miss Mc Geough’s Visual Literacy Challenge 3 ‘If It Is Not a ____, Then What Is It?’ in the Extra Challenges section of the school website. Challenge your child to finish drawing the given picture and send in their illustrations to  

Stories to Practise Reading: 


Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Games: 

Handwriting: Continue with Handwriting Booklet. 

  • Get your child to trace the letter in the air with her finger. 
  • Make the letter with playdough. 
  • Try and think of words that begin with the letter. 
  • Make sure that your child is sitting up straight and holding her pencil properly before she begins. 


Oral Language:  

  • Mute the video and challenge your daughter to describe what Ms. Mc Geough is doing in each step of the video. 
  • Use bossy verbs like ‘Wash’, ‘Peel’, ‘Cut’, ‘Put’, ‘Mix’ to describe how your parents are making the dinner. 



Bia 2 (food) 

Listen to and practise saying the vocabulary and phrases in Ms. Toomey’s video: 


  • Mealbhacán Uisce (watermelon) 
  • Píosa Cáca (piece of cake) 
  • Uachtar Reoite (ice-cream) 
  • Picil (pickle) 
  • Píosa Cáise(piece of cheese) 
  • Salámaí (salami) 
  • Líreacán (lollipop) 
  • Píosa Píog Silíní (piece of cherry pie) 
  • Ispín (sausage) 
  • Cáca Beag (cupcake) 
  • Clúimh (caterpillar) 
  • Duilleog (leaf) 
  • Ubh (egg) 
  • Cocún (cocoon) 
  • Féileacán (butterfly) 
  • Bhí ocras fós air (he was still hungry) 


Suggested activities:  

  • Draw pictures of each of these words and make your own flashcards. 
  • Use the cards to play Snap, Go Fish. 
  • Cluiche Kim: line the flashcards up in a row. Point to each card and say the word. Tell your child to close her eyes and then remove one card. When she opens her eyes again she must guess which card is missing. 
  • Can you find any of these objects in your house/ garden? 
  • Do you know how to say any of these words in a different language?  


Once you know these words really well, listen to Ms. Toomey telling the story: “Dónall an Chlúimh agus An-Ocras Air!” 

Suggested activities:  

  • Using playdough, make a model of Dónall an Chlúimh and all of the food that he ate. Use this to help you to re-tell the story in Irish. 
  • Can you tell this story in another language? Maybe you could make a video or voice recording and send it to the school website? 
  • Don’t worry if you or your child don’t understand every single word in the story. It’s important that they understand the main vocabulary that we have practised in other videos but you can use context to guess the vocabulary that we have not covered.  


  • Listen to the story of “The Hungry Caterpillar”.  
  • Using a pencil, a ruler, and some paper, can you follow these six steps below to make your own caterpillar? 



Click on this link and watch the video to do some yoga based on the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ .  



Watch Ms. Toomey’s video in the Extra Challenges section of the school website and practise singing along! 



Watch Mr Mc Crudden’s Science experiment in the Extra Challenges section of the school website and see if you can make your own lava lamp! 


Activities for Ms Tiernan’s Students: