Welcome to First Class 2019/2020
Teacher: Ms. Mills
Scheme of Work for March 30th to April 3rd.
Suggested schoolwork for week Mon 30th March to Friday 03rd April 2020.
Dear Parents, Guardians and Pupils,
I hope that you are keeping well. The days are getting brighter and hopefully warmer and there are lots of jobs to be done at home and in the garden. Girls, a great time to be helping!! Also, there is lots of new life to see outside.
Girls, you might like to set up a data table to record the things you see in the garden over the coming weeks as birds begin to gather for their nests, new plants begin to bud and grow and maybe some bees may appear. I saw a bumble bee a couple of days ago, possibly on a first outing in the sun. A table like the one below could be used to spot the changes over the next three weeks:
|Week Number: 1 Day: Date:|
|What I saw||How many I saw||What the weather was like|
Remember all those data questions that you can make up such as: How many birds did I see altogether? How many more birds than flowers? And so on.
Busy at Maths: CJ Fallon website has books available online. Practise adding two numbers up to 20 e.g. 5 + 9 = __ 9 + 11 = ____ Practise adding three numbers up to 20 e.g. 7 + 2 + 5 = ___ and so on. Practise subtracting numbers e.g. 9 – 5 = __ 18 – 7 = __ Make your own number line from 0 to 20. Don’t forget that we only start counting our jumps once we’ve actually made our first jumpJ Use dry pasta as counters to help work out the answers. Maths book work this week is to begin Weight pages 121 to 122. Just work on these couple of pages. If you have empty yoghurt cartons, ask an adult to help you put some string through them to make a handle and you now have a weighing bucket. Hang a clothes hanger on the washing line, tie a yoghurt carton at each end, low enough that you can reach and now investigate, estimate and predict which items are heavier or lighter, how many it will take to balance and so on.
English: Who can write a poem about spring or Easter? Think about words that RHYME – this means words endings that sound the same, for example, pound/round/sound or spring/ring/thing. Draw a lovely picture to show what your poem is about.
Free Writing: This is a lovely time to let your imagination dream up wonderful adventures – what about a story of a fairy princess or what came out of the Easter egg or even what it would be like to put on those magic wings and take flight by day or even in the star filled sky Y Two Little Frogs: Write a report on cats from what you learned last week in Unit 16 The Cat Family. Perhaps you can find out some more information on cats at https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/ In your report practise using the different words ‘there’ and ‘their’. Folens online resources are available at https://www.folensonline.ie/registration/?r=t Simply register as a teacher and use the special code below for Roll Number: For primary school resources: Prim20. Spellings: Week 27. My Read at Home – read one page a night Monday to Thursday and Jolly Phonics p39 Alphabetical order – lower-case means the small letter e.g capital ‘A’ and lower-case ‘a’. Alphabetical order just describes which letters come first in the alphabet like a, b, c and so on.
Gaeilge: Bua na Cainte p 93 Cásc Shona (Happy Easter) and continue with Sa Bhaile (At Home) (taught over 4 weeks). The Educational Company Edco have also made resources available to parents and pupils by logging on to Edco, choosing Level: Primary Username: primaryedcobooks and Password: edco2020
Science: As it is spring, and Easter is fast approaching let’s look at page 66 of Small World ‘Hatching From An Egg’. It tells us about all the different creatures that come out or hatch from an egg. You might like to do a project on eggs – there’s the egg experiment on https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/eggs-periments-balancing-egg/ but you must check with mum or dad first! Check out the great games on this website also. Some ‘egg’ facts: https://www.mileskelly.net/blogs/blog/114548611-5-cracking-egg-facts-for-kids?_pos=2&_sid=d1a4d3804&_ss=r
Some Easter/Spring art ideas: https://www.firstpalette.com/craft/papier-mache-easter-eggs.html
Girls have fun with the lessons and be sure to help at home. Don’t forget those capital letters and full stops!! Keep smiling with our song from Alternative Routes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIuy1a9IdHk
Parents, some other resources that you may find helpful: Children’s Stories told in Irish – Roinnt scéalta i nGaeilge do phaistí atá ar fáil le éisteacht leo saor in aisce ar líne: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=walker+eireann
Twinkl have made resources free for one month. Use the code IRLTWINKLHELPS at www.twinkl.ie/offer.
Parents can use this to access high-quality materials from home.
Here is a Step by Step Guide to help you with sign up https://www.twinkl.ie/l/f3ipc
RTÉ and the Department of Education and Skills have announced that they will broadcast daily school to support families at home during this time. The content of the show will be suitable for pupils from 1st to 6th class. It will run from 11am to 12am, Monday to Friday, in RTÉ 2. It is scheduled to begin on the 30th March.
https://www.facebook.com/MareeNationalSchool/ Maree National School Facebook page have some excellent resources to help parents at this time from children’s activities to helpful advice for parents and tips for helping children with additional needs.
Wishing you all a very happy, safe and healthy Easter and spring.
Ms. Mills First Class.