This week is Active Schools Week, we encourage parents and children to be as active and to engage in as much physical activity and exercise as possible.
Below are some ideas to support this:
Elephant Breathing: Stand with your feet wide apart. Interlace your fingers in front of you. Inhale through your nose, raising your arms high above your head, like an elephant lifting up its trunk. Exhale through your mouth as you bend forward, swinging your hands down through your legs.
Obstacle Course: Find a variety of materials, toys, games etc. to make a fun obstacle course at home. Encourage your child to design the obstacle course first, allow them to be creative as possible. You can even race your child to see who completes the course the fastest.
Yoga: This is a fantastic activity that promotes strength, flexibility, energy and self-esteem. Here is a ‘Frozen’ yoga tutorial that your child is sure to enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlg052EKMtk
Play a new game or sport: Games like hopscotch, hide and seek, tag or Simon Says are simple and easy games that can be done with little materials. Try expose your child to a new sport like tennis, soccer, gaeilic football, camogie, basketball etc.
First Class Maths Trail
Uilinn dheas, uilinn chlé (touch right elbow, touch left elbow)
Bualadh bos! Bualadh bos! (clap hands, clap hands)
Gualainn dheas, gualainn chlé (touch right shoulder, touch left shoulder)
Bualadh bos, bualadh bos. (clap hands, clap hands)
Lámha ar na glúine (hands on knees)
Cromaigí! Cromaigí! (bend down, bend down)
Lámha in airde (hands in the air)
Éirigí! Éirigí! (wave hands)
Síos ar na glúine (down on knees)
Lámha sna cluasa (hands on ears)
Bualadh bos! Bualadh bos! (clap hands, clap hands)
Léimigí Suas! (jump up)
Grow in Love 1st Class – Theme 6 Celebrating Mass – Lesson 2: Do this in memory of me
Listen to the parable of the Lost Sheep
Home School Hub on RTE 2 every day from 11a.m to 12p.m. Watch our very own Ms Ní Chíosain!
If you have any pictures of any work or activities you have done, feel free to send them to our email email@example.com
If you go to Ms. Kelly:
*Please only complete these activities if you get a chance to do so *
Hi girls. How are you all keeping? I miss you all. Well done so far and keep the hard work going!
Ms O’Shaughnessy’s Group/Ms. McKeon’s Group:
Hello girls, we hope you are all well and enjoying the good weather. Hopefully it will last so that you can get out and about during Active Schools Week. Here are some activities that you might like to do if you have time. You do not have to do them, only if you want to.
Reading: My Read At Home Book 1 (Ms O’Shaughnessy’s girls should have this in your yellow folders) or go to https://my.cjfallon.ie/preview/student
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.73 Ben’s Parrot
Tuesday: p. 74 The Farmer
Wednesday: p.75 Supergirl and Ketchup Ken
Thursday: p.76 Nip
Friday: p.77 Rocket
Activity: Re-read the story Supergirl. If you were Supergirl, what would you do? Draw a picture of you as Supergirl and write a sentence or two underneath it.
Extra Activity: Click on this link to listen to the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYgORrdXnvQ
Can you think of a time that you were in trouble? Write a few sentences about it.
You can visit https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yVry9jpVjl for an overview of the Jolly Phonics sounds.
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:
Jolly Phonics Groups:
Group 1: s, a, t, i, p, n
Group 2: c, k (make the same sound), e, h, r, m, d
Group 3: g, o, u, l, f, b
Group 4: ai, j, oa, ee, or
New: Group 5: z, w, ng, v, oo, oo
Repeat the above activities for the new sound
We hear the ng sound at the end of a word.
Repeat the above activities
Dolch Sight Words:
How are you getting on with your Dolch words? If you have played the memory and matching games, you can try the Spelling game this week.
https://www.dolchword.net and click on Dolch Primer Games. Go to Primer Spelling Game. You can move up or down a level as required.
You can visit the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/math-games/3-5-years/counting for some good revision games
Monday: Hand Game:
Pick a starting point, ex: 12. If “teacher (parent or guardian)” raises her/his hand up it means the child must count one digit more, if the hand faces down it means the child must count one digit less. So: The child or parent can pick a card, Ex: 12. If the parent raises his/ her hand, the child must show the 13 card, if they face their hand down, the child must show the 11 card. You can work in any number range: Ex: 1-20, 1-30, 1-50. It might be nice to have the numbers cut out in front of you.
Tuesday: Counting On with Counters:
Give your child a collection of 10/12 small counters that she can line up from left to right on the table. Tell her to count four counters and push them under a cup. Now put out some more counters on the table (keep the ones under the cup hidden). Say: How many counters are on the table? And how many are under the cup (child has to remember)? So how many is that altogether? Change the amount of counters to be hidden under the cup and the amount of counters to be added on.
Wednesday: 100 Square jigsaws:
A 100 square cut up into segments. Hand out the segments to the child and ask her to put it back together again. You can also visit this link to try similar activities. https://nrich.maths.org/5572
Thursday: There are 21 different ways to add up to 8. Write as many of them as you can. You may need to use a number line, your fingers or a hundred square.
Friday: Why not check out this nice little Maths activity? It does some more work on making ten in a fun and interesting way