1st Class Work at Home – Week: Jan 11th – Jan 15th 2021

Click the button below to see a social story about having a teams call with my teacher. This may be very useful for some children prior to joining a group call.

Social Story – A Teams Call With Teacher

When books are being collected from the school at the prescribed times for each class level during the week beginning Jan 11th, each pupil will receive a username and password which will allow them access to Microsoft Office365 – this online resource will allow each child access a range of Microsoft features such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook (email) and Microsoft Teams. 

The following video shows how to join a Microsoft Teams meeting:

Download Microsoft Teams App

Monday Dé Luain                                                                                                              11/01/21

MYM pg. 34 Monday
Tables revise +1 tables
Cracking Maths pg. 67 Check-up 1
SMF  pg.47   4 spellings, 3 activities pg.47-48
Away with Words read pg.38 The Injection

complete activities pg.39

Handwriting pg. 32 ‘v’ ‘Slant down Slant up’.
Tricky Words revise 1-10
Sounds revise 1-7, say the sound and think of a word with that sound e.g. ‘st’ – ‘strong’


Tuesday Dé Máirt                                                                                                             12/01/21

MYM pg. 34 Tuesday
Tables revise +2 tables
Cracking Maths pg. 68 Subtraction. What is subtraction? Clink on this link:

Chapter 16 Subtraction video

* Subtraction means take-away.

* The smaller number is always taken away from the bigger number 5 – 2 = 3.

* Use objects at home to help (crayons, lego, toys, straws, books).

*Using a number line, place finger on the bigger number and jump back.

SMF  pg.47   4 spellings, 3 activities pg.48
Away with Words read pg.38, use a pencil to circle where you see a capital letter.

*Capital letters are at the beginning of a sentence, name of a person (Amy), place (Mallow), days of the week (Tuesday), months of the year (January) and I.

Complete capital letters activity pg.40

Story Listen to the story of ‘Harry the Dirty Dog’ using this link:

Harry the Dirty Dog read aloud story

Tricky Words revise 11 – 20
Sounds revise 8 – 14, say the sound and think of a word with that sound e.g. ‘bl’ – ‘black’


Wednesday  Dé Céadaoin                                                                                  13/01/21

MYM pg. 35 Wednesday
Tables +3 tables
Cracking Maths pg. 69 Subtraction

Fun maths game on subtraction: Blobs on a Wall subtraction game

SMF  pg.47   4 spellings, 3 activities pg.48-49
Writing My News writing in the next blank page in your news copybook. Copy below writing and complete own news then and draw a picture.

                                    My News.

Today is Wednesday 13/01/2021. It is the month of January.

I am learning at home. I had a great Christmas.

Santa brought me….

Tricky Words revise 21 – 30
Sounds revise 15 – 21, say the sound and think of a word with that sound e.g. ‘gr’ – ‘green’
Small World Road Signs pg.49

Key Words: crossroads, stop, school ahead, roundabout, pedestrian crossing, traffic lights, no parking, no left turn, no right turn

Listen to the Safe Cross Code song: Safe Cross Code song





Thursday  Déardaoin                                                                                           14/01/21

MYM pg.35 Thursday
Tables +3 tables
Cracking Maths pg.70 Subtraction

Fun maths game on subtraction: Blobs on a Wall subtraction game

SMF pg.47 4 spellings, 2 activities pg. 49
Tricky Words revise 31 – 42
Sounds revise 22 – 28, say the sound and think of a word with that sound e.g. ‘lk’ – ‘milk’
GIL ‘Lesson 1: All who heard him were amazed’.

Clink on the video link to watch the story of the boy Jesus in the Temple: The Boy Jesus in the Temple

pg. 24, match the pictures 1-6 in the correct order and colour.


Friday Dé hAoine                                                                                                              15/01/21

MYM pg. 80 Week 15
Cracking Maths pg.71 Subtraction

Fun maths game on subtraction: Blobs on a Wall subtraction game

SMF Checking and writing spelling words. Use new blank page in spare copy book and number page.

Say the word e.g. fast

Put in a sentence e.g. I can run fast.

Ask your child to write the word.


**Don’t treat this as a ‘test’, no pressure on parent or child is necessary.**

Away with Words His and Hers / He and She pg.41

He/His = male

She/Her = female

Small World Map of the Zoo pg. 50 – colour what Freddy can see in the zoo.

Virtual tour of Dublin Zoo: https://www.dublinzoo.ie/virtual-tours-2/

GIL Watch the story of the Boy Jesus in the Temple again.

the Answer this question: How can we show our family and friends that we respect and care for them? 

pg. 25 I can show respect by…



  • 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.