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Lots of animals come from eggs,
Some with fins and some with legs,
Some that chatter and some that cheep,
Some that fly and some that creep,
Some that slither and some that run,
Some with feathers and some with none,
Animal eggs can be quite small,
Or just as big as a tennis ball.
The animals here they’re quite a few,
Hatch from eggs and lay them, too.
Look at the Maths Problem of the Week in the Extra Challenges section. You might win a prize!!
Ask some of the following:
An Luan, An Mháirt, An Chéadaoin, Déardaoin, An Aoine, An Satharn, An Domhnach.
Inniu an Mháirt (Today is Tuesday)
Inné an Luan (Yesterday was Monday)
Amarách an Chéadaoin (Tomorrow will be Wednesday)
Tá an aimsir grianmhar/ fliuch/ scamallach/ te.
Parents can download Bua na Cainte to use at home. Go to www.edco.ie/bua. Username: trial Password: trial. We are following the 1st Class programme and are working on the topic of Eadaí at the moment.
Experiment: Investigating Eggshells
You will need: 2 eggs, 1 glass of water, 1 glass of vinegar
Rewrite and finish these sentences:
Grow in Love 1st Class – Theme 6 Celebrating Mass – Lesson 3: We are nourished by the Holy Communion
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 hope everyone is doing well. We miss you all!
Have a lovely week everyone. Ms. Kelly
Ms O’Shaughnessy’s Group/Ms. McKeon’s Group:
Hello girls, we hope you had a lovely weekend. We miss seeing your faces in school every day. 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.78 Busy Bees
Tuesday: p. 79 Spring Flower Spotter
Wednesday: p.80 Grandad in Space
Thursday: p.81 Zen
Friday: p.82 Childminder
Activity: What is your favourite flower? Can you draw a picture of it and write a few sentences underneath?
Extra Activity: Click on this link to listen to the story https://www.storylineonline.net/books/clark-the-shark/
Clark the Shark loved school. Can you list 5 things that you love about school? What do you miss?
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
Group 5: z, w, ng, v, oo, oo
New Group, Group 6: y, x, ch, sh, th
Visit https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8fBpZH4v-FY to see some blending ideas for this group.
Monday: y, x
Tuesday: ch: Here, two letters make the one sound “ch”
Wednesday: sh: Two letters make one sound again
The th sound is slightly tricky as there are two versions of this sound, voiced and unvoiced. To see a better explanation, visit: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c7FzQCru32E
If you feel a vibration as you say the word, then the th is a voiced one. Some examples of voiced th words are:
If you do not feel a vibration as you say the word, then the th is unvoiced or voiceless. Some examples of unvoiced th words are:
Do not worry if you can’t see the distinction, just ask your child to brainstorm some th words; we can work on the rest at a later date!
Dolch Sight Words:
How are you getting on with your Dolch words? If you have played the memory, matching and spelling games, you can try the Primer Jigword Game this week.
https://www.dolchword.net and click on Dolch Primer Games. Dolch Word Primer Jigword 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
We are going to take one more week playing these maths games. Remember, you can make them easier or harder if you need to by extending or varying the range (1-50, 1-100, 50-100) or narrowing the range (1-20, 20-40). There are some extra activities suggested below if you’ve already played the games enough times!
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 game? It is a fun way to work on number sequencing. You can make it harder by extending the number range, ex: 1-50. You do not need to have a printer, you could ask your child to help make it.