Work at Home – Week: May 18th – May 22nd 2020


  1. This week complete the next weekly test-continue on from last weekly test completed (Pgs 66-95).
  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:

-In which month is Halloween?

-What is 4 more than 54?

-How many tens are in the number 70?


-How many corners are on a cuboid?

-Which holds more orange: a litre carton or a litre bottle (Note : they are both the same!)

-Is the number 41 odd or even?

-2 cakes + 1 cake + 7 cakes =

-Laura had 20 football cards. Her friend Ray gave her 10 more. How many cards has she now?

-How many days of the week end with the letter ‘y’?

  1. Revise 8+ tables.
  2. Maths around the house: this week pay particular attention to capacity. Estimate, compare, measure and record capacity using non-standard units. Select and use appropriate non-standard measuring units and measurements. Then estimate, measure and record capacity using standard unit (the litre) and solve simple problems. Help your child to find things in the home measuring 1 litre (carton of milk, bottle of Fanta etc).
  3. have excellent games online to help with revision of maths topics.


Learn spellings from  List 31.

  1. Revise next two sounds in hardback ‘Sounds Copy’-‘sp’ and ‘lt’. Read over the words containing these sounds. Can your child think of more words containing these sounds.
  2. Continue to read with your child. Oxford reading tree books can be accessed on You can also continue to use the borrowbox app to download ebooks.
  3. Keep a daily diary of activities.
  4. Call out a sentence to your child & they can write it (dictation).
  5. 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:
  • 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 this week.


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


Ensure your child gets 15-20 minutes of physical exercise daily. Joe Wicks is continuing to do a live workout for kids on YouTube every morning at 9am. If you don’t have access to the internet you can still do PE (10 jumping jacks, 9 squats, 8 leap frogs…)

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:

  • Click on ‘Login’
  • Enter: ‘’ 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 3: ‘ Go and share the Good News’


Art for kids hub channel on YouTube offers easy to follow drawing videos. Children could try a different drawing each day.


  • 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

  • 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.