Suggested Activities 8th-12th June

Hi girls, we hope you had loads of fun on your virtual school tours last week. We would love for you send us in some photos for our school website. If you have any, please send them to or upload them to SeeSaw! 

This week we will working through SeeSaw. It would be great if you could record yourself reading our poem below and uploading it, or if you have pictures of your Science Experiment or of the worksheet on sinking and floating, it would be great to see them. You will need to download the app on a mobile device and your parents will receive a text to help join SeeSaw experience. 

We miss you all, 

Mr. McCrudden & Ms. Duffy. 


  • Two Little Frogs – Unit 23 ‘The Biggest Fish Ever’ p. 92-95 (do one page each day) 
  • Discuss new words from the story 
  • Spellcheck Week 33 – Practise three spellings each day and have a spelling test on Friday 
  • Reading – 2/4 pages of reader each day and any other books you have at home. Read the story ‘The Biggest Fish Ever’ in Two Little Frogs. See if you can retell the story in your copybook using First, Next, Then and Last to start your sentences. 
  • Logon to for free access to Children’s Newspaper Ireland.  
  • Levelled Readers for Junior infants – 2nd : Collins Big Cat Ebooks and worksheets (levels 1-7) are now available online at the following link:  
  • Login on the teacher portal with the following: Username:  
    Password: Parents20!  
  • Visual Literacy: Have a go at Ms Mc Geough’s Visual Literacy challenge in the ‘Extra Challenges’ section on the school website. 


  • Read the poem ‘The Sound Collector’ by Roger McGough 

The Sound Collector 

A stranger called this morning 
Dressed all in black and grey 
Put every sound into a bag 
And carried them away 
The whistling of the kettle 
The turning of the lock 
The purring of the kitten 
The ticking of the clock 
The popping of the toaster 
The crunching of the flakes 
When you spread the marmalade 
The scraping noise it makes 
The hissing of the frying pan 
The ticking of the grill 
The bubbling of the bathtub 
As it starts to fill 
The drumming of the raindrops 
On the windowpane 
When you do the washing-up 
The gurgle of the drain 
The crying of the baby 
The squeaking of the chair 
The swishing of the curtain 
The creaking of the stair 
A stranger called this morning 
He didn’t leave his name 
Left us only silence 
Life will never be the same 

  • Discuss the sounds in the poem whistling/purring/ticking/popping/crunching/scraping/hissing/bubbling/drumming/gurgle/crying/squeaking/swishing/creaking.  
  • Identify and highlight the rhyming words. Choose your favourite eight sounds from the poem and illustrate them in the template. Include the sentence from the poem under your drawing.  

        The Sound Collector Template 

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



  • Mental Maths: Week 32, P. 64 & 65 – Use each question as a teaching point. 
  • Addition Tables: Practise your + 5 and + 10 tables. 
  • Maths: Place Value to 99 
  • This week your child will be able to explore, identify and record place value from 0-99. They will group and count in tens and units and record place value pictorially. 
  • Game 1a (Counting in tens): Invite your child to count in tens from 10 to 100. As they say each decuple, get them to alternate from touching their shoulder to touching their knees. For example: 10 (touch shoulders), 20 (touch knees), 30 (touch shoulders) etc… As a variation, ask your child to do this backwards. 


  • Fill in the Number below, if you find this tricky, please visit P. 82 of your Mental Maths. 

1b (Counting in tens using the number square): Call out various decuples to 100 on the number squaree.g 30. Ask your child to put a counter on their number square. Ask questions such as:  

  • What number is 10 more than 40? 
  • What number is 10 less than 80? 
  • What is the number between 60 and 80? 


  • Game 2 (Guess my number!): Write a number between 50 and 99 e.g. 87, on an A4 sheet. Hide the number behind an object like a box and slowly push the number up over the box. Stop when part of the number can be seen by your child. Have the child guess what the number may be. She could use her new number square as a guide to help her. 
  • Game 3 (Who am I?): Give your child some clues about your secret number. Have your child work out what the number is by offering clues. 

Example 1 

I am an odd number. 

I have two digits. 

I am more than 70 

I am less than 75. 

My second digit is 3. 

Who am I? 


Example 2 

I am an even number. 

I have two digits. 

My first digit is 10 more than 70. 

My second digit is 3 less than 9. 

I have 8 tens and 6 units. 

Who am I? 


  • Game 4 (Mystery Number): Write down a mystery number between 50 and 99 on a sheet of paper. Your child can ask you some questions in order to find out what the mystery number is, but you can only reply using yes or no answers. Have your child ask at least three questions before she can guess what the number is.  For example, she could ask: Is it less than 80? Is it an even number? Does it have 7 tens? Etc.  
  • Game 5 (Odds and Evens): Using your number square, colour any odd numbers in pink. Colour any even numbers in yellow. What do you notice? What does an odd number end in? What does an even number end in? What about decuples of ten (10, 20, 30 etc…) Are they odd or even? Why?/Why not? 



  • · Cúla4 ar Scoil on TG4 @10am every morning, or even watch a cartoon as Gaeilge 
  • · Cúla4 app- You can download it for games on the different themes. 
  • · Laethanta na Seachtaine: Revise your days of the week. Write the daily news each day. 

An Luan, An Mháirt, An Chéadaoin, Déardaoin, An Aoine, An Satharn, An Domhnach. 

Mar Shampla: 

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 

  • Play your own Siopadóireacht Bingó- Divide an A4 page into 6 sections and pick 6 items to put in each section. Make as many as you like!   



Experiment: Floating and Sinking 

You will need: 

  • a variety of objects from your home e.g. apple, paperclip, straw, full water bottle, scissors, spoon, stick, potato, feather etc., and a basin/bucket/sink full of water 
  • Float or Sink Worksheet 


  1. Arrange all of the objects on a table. Examine each object and make predictions as to whether they will float or sink. Record these predictions. Ask why your child thinks it will float or sink. 
  2. Test the objects by placing them in the water one at a time. Record the results. 
  3. Compare the results with the predictions make earlier.  
  4. Group the objects into those that float and those that sink 


  • Additional Activity 

Design and Make a boat 

Now that you have learned all about floating and sinking, follow these instructions to design and make your own boat! 

Remember to send photos to or upload them to SeeSaw! 



  • Visit the school website and practice our Active Home Workouts · Visit the RTE Junior website and practice the 10 @ 10 exercises 
  • Search P.E with Joe on YouTube for a fun indoor PE session with the Body Coach. 
  • Our GAA Coach also has some great videos for practising skills on the St. Brigid’s GAA Club Facebook page. Give them a go! 



Grow in Love 1st Class – Theme 8 Jesus is still with us – Lesson 1: ‘I am with you always’ 

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

Hello girls, we hope you had a lovely week and that you’re enjoying the good weather. It is great to be out and about in the sunshine. 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  

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.88 Ten Top Fruits to Eat 

Tuesday: p. 89 Camp out 

Wednesday: p.90 The Garda 

Thursday: p.91 Runaway Robber 

Friday: p.92 The Great Balloon Blowing Contest 

Activity A: What is your favourite fruit? Can you draw a picture of it and write a sentence or two about why you like it and when you eat it? 

Activity B: I would absolutely love to hear you practicing your reading on the Seesaw App. Why not record yourself and upload it? 


You can visit for an overview of the Jolly Phonics sounds. 

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 

Group 6: y, x, ch, sh, th 

New Group, Group 7: quou, oi, ueerar 

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 

Visit  to see some blending ideas for this group. 

Monday: quou (as in ouch) 

  • How many words can you think of that begin with the qu sound? Can you write any of them down? 
  • Can you make any 5 letter words with the qu? 
  • Can you write the letter q correctly? It can be tricky! 
  • Ou- we hear the ou sound when we hurt ourselves and say “Ouch”.  
  • A lot of ou words have the sound in the middle of the word 
  • How many words can you think of that rhyme with out? 
  • Can you think of any ou words that end in –oud? What about –ound? 
  • Can you think of an –ou word that rhymes with house? 
  • How many –ou words can you find altogether? 

Tuesday: oi (oy): In one-syllable words, there are two ways of using the oi sound- oi in the middle of a word and oy at the end. 

  • How many words can you think of that rhyme with oil? 
  • Can you write them down? 
  • Can you think of any other words with oi in the middle? Try writing out the alphabet and putting a letter in front of the oi sound to see if it makes the start of a word you know. Ex: b+oi=boi, boi +l=boil 
  • What is the longest word you’ve made? 
  • Can you think of any 3 letter words that end in –oy? I’ll give you a clue, you’re a girl but your brother is a …? 
  • How many of these 3 letter words can you make? 

Wednesday: ue– see 

  • Ue makes the “you” sound at the end of a word.  

Guess the word? 

  • This is something that you might have on sunny days. You need charcoal or gas and you might put sausages or burgers on it. 
  • This is something you might do when your parents tell you to go to bed but you don’t want to go. 
  • This is something that a fire-fighter might do if a cat is stuck up a tree. 
  • This is made out of stone and does not move. You see them in parks and churches. 
  • This is something that you use to play snooker or pool with. 
  • This is a colour. 
  • This is something you use to stick pictures on a page. 
  • This is a girls name beginning with S. 
  • You might play a game called ____ or False. 
  • If you are stuck, I’ll give you a ___. 

Thursday: erar 

  • Many er words have the sound at the end, such as mother, flower. 
  • Can you think of ten er words that have the sound at the end of the word? Can you write them down? 
  • Many jobs or professions end in er, such as teacher! Can you name ten others? 
  • Can you think of 3 words that have er in the middle of the word? Ex: fern. 
  • Ar sound- how many 3 letter words can you think of that have the ar sound? Ex: car. Write them down. 
  • Can you think of a part of the body that starts with the ar sound? Can you think of a word that rhymes with it? Write them down. 
  • Can you think of any other words with the ar sound? How many words have you got altogether? 


  • Game time! Choose 2 or 3 words from each day write them out, look at them and memorise them. Set a timer for 2 or 3 minutes (longer or shorter if you prefer) and then write down as many of the words as you can remember without looking! 
  • Silly sentences. Can you make any silly sentences with your words from this week? Write some down. 

Dolch Sight Words: 

How are you getting on with your Dolch words? Are you ready to move on to the First Grade list on the website? If so, visit: and click on Dolch First Grade Games. Play the Dolch First Grade Matching Game. You can move up or down a level as required. 


Mental Maths: 

  • Try and revise a different addition table each day, starting with the +1 and ending with +5. 
  • Test yourself- ask someone to call out a sum for you and you say the answer. 
  • Time yourself- say the +1, +2 tables etc each day and time yourself saying them.  
  • Write it down- write out the tables each day, it will help you memorise them.  

You can visit the website for some good revision games 

Here are some more fun games to play. 


Monday: Play Robot addition at You can work on addition to 10, 15 or 20.  


Tuesday: Play Helicopter Rescue at 


Wednesday: Play Ten More, Ten Less at  


Thursday: Play Subtraction to 10 at  


Friday: Play Museum of Tens at  


Extra activities:  

Look out for some fun extra activities on the new Seesaw App.  




If you go to Ms. Kelly: 

*Please only complete these activities if you get a chance to do so * 

Hi Everyone! 

I hope you enjoyed your virtual school tours last week. I have yet to visit Áras an Uachtaráin and I would love to visit San Diego one day! Which tour did you enjoy the most? 

For your activity this week I’d like you to write 3-5 sentences about either Áras an Uachtaráin or San Diego Zoo. Pick your favourite tour and write some travel tips! Draw a picture of your favourite tour. 

  • Why should we visit?
  • What is there to do there?
  • What is the best thing about the tour?

You can add a picture of your writing and record your travel tips on Seesaw. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your writing. 

Enjoy your week. 

Ms. Kelly