1st Class Work at Home – Week: April 27th – May 1st 2020


  1. Continue on with daily Master Your Maths-Week 28 (Pgs 60 & 61)
  2. We encourage you to work on daily oral maths with your child. The following are a sample of questions that can be used for the week & adapted slightly each day:

– What month is it? (What month was last month/next month?)

– What is the smallest number on the clock face?

– What number is 4 less than 9?

– 3+2=2+?

– Does an airplane fly above or below the road?

– What day comes before Friday?

-What day comes before Thursday?

-There were 8 frogs sitting on a wall. 3 frogs jumped off. How many frogs were left?

– When you go out your bedroom door, do you turn right or left to go to the kitchen?

– How many sides has a triangle?

  1. Revise all ‘ near doubles’ in tables (E.g: ‘near doubles’ for 3+3=6 is 3+4=7 & 3+2=5 )
  2. Maths around the house: this week pay particular attention to money-recognise, exchange & use coins up to the value of 50 cents; calculate and give change.
  3. co.uk have excellent games online to help with revision of maths topics.


  1. Continue with spellings & activities in workbook-List 28.
  2. Tricky Words: Revise all 72 tricky words in hardback ‘Sounds/Tricky Word Copy’. The words are pasted onto the back cover of your child’s copy. Encourage your child to say each tricky word quickly and to put each word into a sentence.
  3. Revise next two sounds in hardback ‘Sounds Copy’-‘ow’ and ‘ch’. Read over the words containing these sounds. Can your child think of more words containing these sounds.
  4. Continue to read with your child. Oxford reading tree books can be accessed on http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/. You can also continue to use the borrowbox app to download ebooks.
  5. Keep a daily diary of activities.
  6. Call out a sentence to your child & they can write it (dictation).
  7. Oral Language: To help develop your child’s oral language, we recommend that you log onto the folens online website. The following steps will help:
  • folensonline.ie
  • Select ‘Register’
  • Select ‘Teacher’
  • Fill in your name, email , a password & Roll number. For Roll number use the code: Prim20
  • When logged in -inside ‘Search FolensOnLine’, search ‘Starlight 1st Class’
  • Click on ‘Starlight 1st Class Resources’
  • Go forward to page 12. Open the third last resource on this page ‘Poster-12. The Sun’.
  • There are 7 different activities to complete within this poster-Explore, Story 1, Story 2, Labelling, Questions, Poem & Activity.
  • Please complete Poster 12 activities with your child over the next fortnight.


Duolingo is a free website that you can use to learn Gaeilge.

CÚLA 4 Ar Scoil is available at 10am on TG4.


Do at least 15 minutes of activity per day. Dance, play in the garden or try a workout from Gonoodle or YouTube.

Grow in Love:

To help you to continue religious education with your child, we encourage you to log onto the Grow in Love website. The following steps will help:

  • growinlove.ie
  • Click on ‘Login’
  • Enter: ‘trial@growinlove.ie’ as your email & ‘growinlove’ as your password
  • Once you’ve logged in, click on First Class/P3
  • Theme 7: Holy Week & Easter-Please look at lesson 1: Jesus in Jerusalem & Lesson 2 Jesus is risen!


Make some junk art using recyclable rubbish (cereal boxes, egg cartons, toilet roll holders etc). You could make a rocket, a person, house, car or train.


  • RTE Home School  – will broadcast two hours of “school on TV” to support primary school children and their parents at home. It will air every weekday, for two hours from 10am on RTÉ2 starting Monday, 11 January 2021.

  • Cúla4 on TG4 provides plenty of Gaeilge programmes which children can watch to keep up their Gaeilge learning.

  • Water Safety Now every child can learn basic water safety skills at home

  • Twinkl.ie have excellent school closures packs which can be used as extra work from home should your child like to do some extra activities – use code CVDTWINKLEHELPS for a free month when signing up

  • Let’s Play Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency.

Special Education Needs

  • NCSE  – The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is currently preparing online resources for children with Special Educational Needs who are at home as a result of the schools’ closure.