Suggested Activities 15th-19th June

Hi girls, thank you very much for signing up to SeeSaw this week. We have seen some brilliant work and we can tell that everyone is working hard at home. There are only a few weeks of school left, so we encourage you to keep up the hard work and to keep trying your best for your parents. 

We hope you are all keeping safe and well, 

Mr. McCrudden & Ms. Duffy 




Visit SeeSaw and watch the video of Mr. McCrudden/Ms. Duffy reading the story ‘The Snail and the Whale’ 

The Snail and the Whale Activities: 

  • Retell the story in their own words.  
  • There are lots of adjectives and other descriptive words in the story which describe different things. Can you find them all? Could you make a poster which shows what they are?  
  • Look at pictures of snails and whales and think of words / sentences / paragraphs to describe them. A rock is described as being ‘as black as soot’. This is a simile. Can you find more in the story? 
  • Can you make up your own similes, or find others in different books? 
  • The snail ‘slithered’. Think of other words to describe how different creatures move.  
  • There is a lot of rhyming in the story. Can you find the rhyming words? Can you find other words which rhyme with them?  
  • Look at one of the pictures, without the accompanying text. Can you write about that part of the creatures’ adventure? Could you think of words / phrases to describe what is happening in the illustration? Look at the illustrations and think of speech / thought bubbles for the animals shown. 
  • Imagine that you had to write a newspaper report about the people (and the snail) who saved the whale. What would it say?  
  • At the end of the story, the snail tells his friends all about his adventure. Can you write what he might have said to them? 




  • Spellcheck: If you have finished Spellcheck, a nice idea may be to have a revision test each day, for example, On Monday, you could test weeks 1 -5 etc. 
  • Alternatively, here is a list of new spellings that you could practice with your child. 
  • name 
  • address 
  • birthday 
  • hobbies 
  • shoes 
  • runners 
  • shirt 
  • skirt 
  • hair 
  • teeth 
  • eyes 
  • Ears 



  • Visual Literacy: Have a go at Ms Mc Geough’s Visual Literacy challenge in the ‘Extra Challenges’ section on the school website.  




  • Mental Maths Week 33, p. 66 & 67. Use each questions as a teaching point 

Money – Fifty cent 

  • This week your child will be learning about 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c and 50c coins 

Game 1: The shop 

  • Make a number of price tags using pieces of paper on post-it notes. Ask your child to put different prices on the tags e.g. 11c, 14c, 17c, 24c, 28c up to a maximum of 35c at this stage.  
  • Ask your child to place the different price tags on different items around the kitchen e.g. bread, beans, apples, biscuits etc.  
  • Give your child some real/play money: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, and 20c coins. You can play the role of shopper while your child plays the role of the shopper. Make sure she pays for her chosen item and give out change with each transaction. Roles may also be reversed. It is best to start with the cheaper items, two at a time and build up to three items before worrying about giving change. Ask: 
  • What is dearer/more expensive: the beans or the bread? 
  • What is the most expensive item in the shop? 
  • What is the cheapest/least expensive item in the shop? 
  • If I buy the peas and the bread, how much will it cost? 
  • If I buy the yoghurt, how much change will I get from 50c? 
  • How much for the melon and the lemon together? What change will I get from 50c? 


Money swap 

  • You can play the role of the banker for this activity. This game is best played if two or more children or adults are involved. Have a large selection of real or play coins in a bag or box. Make sure your child cannot see the coins. 
  • To begin, you can give five coins (chosen randomly) to your child. The object of the game is for your child to exchange the coins that she has picked so that she has the least number of coins possible left. 
  • At each turn, she may exchange a number of coins for a single coin of the same value by saying, for example: Banker, I want to exchange these two 5c coins for one 10c coin. If your child cannot make an exchange, she must pick another coin (at random) from the banker’s stash. 
  • After a specified number of rounds of the game (5/10/15/20), the player with the least number of coins is the winner.  

This game helps your child to exchange low denominations of money for higher denominations. It also helps her realise that a 20c coin, which is quite small, is of equal value to 10 single 1c coins or four 5c coins etc. It will also be useful in Game 2. 


Game 2: Trading up my coins to 50c 

  • This game can be played with 2/3/4 players. The object of the game is to trade 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c and 20c coins up to 50c coins. You will need a large selection of coins. 
  • Each player throws a die (it may be better and quicker if each player throws two dice!) 
  • If she throws a 9, she is given nine 1c coins. The object of the game is to trade the nine 1c coins up to 5c and 2c and 2c. If the player gets 8 on the next throw, she now has 5c + 2c + 2c + the 8 new single 1c coins which can be traded for 5c + 2c + 1c. 
  • She now has 5c + 5c + 2c + 2c+ 2c + 1c before trading the 2c + 2c + 1c for 5c.  
  • She now has 5c + 5c + 5c + 2c which can be traded for 10c + 5c +2c. The game continues this way. 
  • The winner of the game is the first person to trade all their coins so as to have two 50c coins or whatever number is decided by the players in advance. 
  • If you prefer, your child can trade up more quickly without having to go through each stage. 



  • 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 

  • Ag Siopadóireacht/Shopping  
  • Parents can download Bua na Cainte to use at home. Go to Username: trial Password: trial. We are following the 1st Class programme and are working on the topic of Siopadóireacht at the moment. You can do these activities again to refresh your memory.  
  • Continue practicing the names of items you might find in the supermarket. 
  • Practise asking/answering the question ‘Cad a cheannaigh tú sa siopa? Cheannaigh mé _____’ Use this powerpoint to help you 
  • Once you’ve practised this phrase and the item names, you can play a game of ‘Chuaigh mé go dtí an siopa agus cheannaigh mé…’ in your family. One player starts by saying ‘Chuaigh mé go dtí an siopa agus cheannaigh mé…’ and something from the list of items you have learned e.g. úll.The next person continues by saying the previous item (úll) and then adds their own item e.g. ispíní. Continue around the players, working through the items, adding one more item to the end of the list each time. 
  • Complete this worksheet to practice matching the words to the items in the supermarket 
  • Get your child to help write the shopping list with you, writing the items as Gaeilge. 
  • When playing shop for the maths activities, use the names for the items as Gaeilge. 



Try Ms Gilroy’s Daily 10 Workout in the Active Home Week section on the school website.   



Father’s Day Art 

         Tape 2 paper cups together at the bottoms with masking tape. 

         Paint/Colour completely with gold paint/crayon. 

         Poke 2 holes on either side of the top cup and insert gold pipe cleaners to make the handles. Tape in place on the inside 

         Decorate their trophy with the message, “#1 Dad” and sticker’s / sequins/Or write in bubble writing 

     Optional: Paint a small box gold for a base and glue the trophy on top. Add a message to the base.) 

         Children can also construct Father’s Day cards of their choice. 


Home School Hub on RTE 2 every day from 11a.m to 12p.m. Watch our very own Ms Chíosain! 


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

Hello girls, we hope you had a lovely week and that you’re all keeping well. Only a few weeks left until the Summer holidays! Below is some work that you might like to do if you have some spare time but you do not have to do it! 


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.93 Up, Up and Away 

Tuesday: p. 94 Sandcastles 

Wednesday: p.95 Our Class Survey of Food We Like 

Thursday: p.96 Easy Beat Music Shop 

Friday: p.97 Ice Cream Cones 

Activity A: What is your favourite flavour of ice cream? Do you like any toppings on it, like sprinkles or sauce? Draw me a picture of your favourite ice cream and write a few sentences about it. I’d love to see the picture on Seesaw! My favourite is a 99 with raspberry ripple. Mmmm! 

Activity B: Look at the Easy Beat Music Shop again. Do you play a musical instrument or would you like to learn how to play one? Write a few sentences about this. Listen to the song “I am the Music Man” by clicking on the link:  

Activity C: 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 

Group 7: qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar 

Well done for revising all the Jolly Phonics Letter Sound groups. Below are some words based on each group that you could revise each day. Here are some suggested activities: 

  1. Break the word down into its individual sounds.  
  1. Write out each individual sound and push them back together (blend them). 
  1. Make the word from your “word tiles” ( or pieces of paper) 
  1. Find a rhyming word. 
  1. See how many words you can remember, set a timer and say, write or “make” those words. 
  1. Write a silly sentence using words from your list! 
    Monday: it, tin, pat, nip, sat. 
    Tuesday: as, ant, tip, pan, sit. 
    Wednesday: pest, tap, pin, is, pit. 
    Thursday: snap, in, man, red, dip. 
    Friday: hip, pet, mat, ran, ham. 
    Dolch Sight Words: 
    How are you getting on with your Dolch words? Have you moved onto the First Grade list on the website? If so, visit: 
 and click on Dolch First Grade Games. Play the Dolch First Grade Memory 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 +6 and ending with +10. 
  • Test yourself- ask someone to call out a sum for you and you say the answer. 
  • Time yourself- say the +6, +7 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. 



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 girls. How are you all keeping? I hope everyone is doing well. Well done with all the work so far. Keep it going!  Missing you all. 


  • This week we are going to listen to another story from Storyline Online.   
  • The story is called No More Noisy Nights. You can access it through the link below.   


  • Listen to the story and chat with your family about the story.   


  1. How do you feel in the morning when you don’t get enough sleep?
  2. Imagine that a monster lives under your house. What does it do at night?





  • Draw a picture of one of the monsters from the story or draw your own imaginary monster. 
  • I would love to see your pictures on Seesaw. Please record yourself telling me about the story and your pictures. 

Have a lovely week everyone. Ms. Kelly