We hope everyone is keeping well! We cannot believe that this is the last post of work before the Summer holidays!! Well done to everyone for all the work you did to keep busy during the school closure. We are so looking forward to having some normality in September and to see you all again. We want to wish you and all your families all the very best and hope you all enjoy the Summer!
We will post a video message later in the week.
Below you will find a short programme of work to keep you going until school finishes.
You will find the Maths pages on the following website or please find attached the relevant screenshot pages.
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Mathemagic 2 (Login to CJFallon or use the provided screenshots):
We have come to the end of Mathemagic!! Hooray!!! Well done!! You will find on these pages revision of work that you covered in 2nd class. Try your best to get them all correct as you have met all these topics before.
Work on pages 155-162
The boys can write their answers on a page.
Mental Maths book: x2 weeks
Continue daily work
Continue tables 1+/- to 12+/- Remember to play Cave Run (under Games in https://www.multiplication.com ). Play the addition/subtraction games. This will continue to help your tables recall.
Continue with the next week and do a spelling test on Friday!
Log on to Oxford Owl at www.oxfordowl.co.uk and click on ‘Oxford Owl for home’, click on ‘Browse ebooks’ in the free ebook library and then on ebooks for 7-9 year olds.
Choose the book ‘The Rust Monster’.
Read approx. 7/8 pages per day and discuss with someone in your household. Make sure to ask if you are unsure of the meaning of any of the words in the story.
When you have completed the book answer the following questions in a copybook.
- Talk about rust and the effect it has on metal. Why is the ‘rust monster’ in this book a problem for the micro-friends in their spaceship?
- Why did Ant shiver on page 5?
- What happened to the spaceship when Rustan touched it? (page 9)
- Why were the Mechions so surprised to see visitors? (page22)
- Look again at page 30. What happens when you hold the same poles of two magnets together?
Encourage your child to re-read the story, it will help to build their reading confidence and fluency.
*Keep up with plenty of reading daily, approx. 20 minutes if possible, i.e. books, comics, poetry etc.
Oral Language Activities:
Start conversations using the following….. Try and speak for about 3 or 4 minutes on each and develop your vocabulary associated with each conversation starter.
- Do you have a favourite restaurant? Why?
- Is there a time in your life that you would like to live again?
- The best present you’ve ever given or received?
- Who is the most positive person you have known or met?
- What is your favourite exercise?
- Where would you go on your dream holiday?
- Is there an accent you can imitate? If so, have a conversation in this accent!
Dabbledoomusic has put together a 4 week plan for parents and children to help them try different musical activities at home.
Step 1 – Parents Subscription – Full Access *FREE for Parents and Teachers* at this link:
Click “Enroll in Course”
Click “Enroll in Course” again
Enter details and click Sign-up
Fill in the next details (email address and parent) and click “Continue to Course”
Step 2 – Click the start button for “4 Week Program For Parents to Follow”
Step 3 – Click Download “1st and 2nd Class – 4 Week Plan.pdf ”
Step 4 – Access the PDF & follow the instructions for Week 4
Why not make a ‘sunshine art mosaic’?? You could cut up squares of yellows, oranges and reds and shades of blue for the sky! Have a look at the following examples for inspiration …
All you need is coloured paper, a scissors and glue! Here Comes the Sun!!!
- Joe Wicks on YouTube: Mon-Fri at 9am
- 10 at 10 on RTE Junior
Extra work (at own discretion):
www.Twinkl.co.uk (Free month membership)
https://www.math-drills.com/ -website for maths worksheets
https://www.duolingo.com/ Interactive Gaeilge activities
https://trte.rte.ie/news2day/ -RTE-Kids News 2 day
https://www.storynory.com/ -StoryNory Audiobooks
Have a fantastic Summer break and we look forward to seeing you all in Johnstown in September!
M.Matthews, N.Cruise, D.Moloney