1st Class Work at Home – Week: May 11th – May 15th 2020


  1. Continue on with daily Master Your Maths-Week 30 (Pgs 64 & 65).
  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:

-Spell ‘eight’


-Name the month that has exactly 28 days.

-Sarah left her house at half past 8. She arrived at school at 9 o’clock. How long did the journey take her?

-Which is longer: your ruler or a metre stick?

-If you looked at the wheel of a bicycle, what shape would you see?

-Carol had 8 cent. She lost 5 cent. How much does she have now?

-What number is 2 less than 7?

-The woman in the shop had 4 umbrellas. She sold 2 but then got 3 more. How many had she then?

-What number is 2 tens and 7 units?

  1. Revise 7+ tables.
  2. Maths around the house: this week pay particular attention to 3D Shapes (Cube, cuboid, cylinder & sphere). Ensure your child can recognise these 3D shapes. Discuss the use of 3D shapes in the environment. Explore the relationship between 2D & 3D shapes.
  3. co.uk have excellent games online to help with revision of maths topics.


  1. Continue with spellings & activities in workbook-List 30.
  2. Revise next two sounds in hardback ‘Sounds Copy’-‘y says i’ (dry, cry, my)and ‘sh’. Read over the words containing these sounds. Can your child think of more words containing these sounds.
  3. 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.
  4. Keep a daily diary of activities.
  5. Call out a sentence to your child & they can write it (dictation).
  6. Oral Language: Similar to last week, 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 13. Open the third last resource on this page ‘Poster-13. Funny Foods’.
  • There are 7 different activities to complete within this poster-Explore, Story 1, Story 2, Labelling, Questions, Poem & Activity.
  • Please complete Poster 13 activities with your child over the next fortnight.


  1. Duolingo is a free website that you can use to learn Gaeilge.
  2. CÚLA 4 Ar Scoil is available at 10am on TG4.


Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to bring you Shake Up games. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get you moving and count towards the 60 active minutes every child needs every day!

Grow in Love:

Similar to last week, 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 8: Jesus is still with us-Lesson 2: ‘ I will send a helper’


Construction Project: Make the tallest structure/tower you can by using items you can find at home.


  • 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.