Welcome to Ms. Connell's Class.
Room 5: First Class
Dear First Class boys,
I miss teaching you all very much! I hope you are staying safe and having fun at home! Please help your Mum, Dad, brothers, sisters and other family members as much as you can while you’re at home. I can’t wait to hear all your news and see all the wonderful work you’ve done and all the fun you had when we come back to school!
I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time. Here is a list of suggested work for the coming week (March 30th to April 3rd). Try to help and encourage your children to complete as much of the work as possible and most should be possible to complete by themselves. Please look at and correct the work your child completes in as much as you can under the circumstances.
I am also attaching a list of useful websites and other resources if you need more ideas but these are only a suggestion! I understand that not everyone will have access to a printer or even a device but I am attaching documents with extra work for any child who would like them and can access them.
Suggested work for March 30th – April 2nd
Monday to Thursday
• English: Learn spellings each day using Look-
• Read 5 pages each day of a book you have at home or more than that if you can!
• Write your News about all you have done since school closed. Remember to use capital letters and full stops!
• Did you play any games? Did you help Mum/Dad/brothers/sisters? Did you go for a walk? Do you have any pets to take care of? Did you go to the shop to buy more food for your house? Did you watch television? Did you tidy your room?
• Write 1 new page each day of cursive writing in your small handwriting books. (These are in your homework folder).
• Write about Easter and what you will do. Remember capital letters and full stops.
• You can read about Easter if possible online https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Easter/
• When is Easter? What do you like to do at Easter? Will you make a card? Will you eat chocolate? What do you see at Easter? Will you draw Easter pictures?
• Talk/ Write about what you did this week and what you will do at the weekend.
• Talk/ Write about the book you read this week.
• If you have time, do a Spelling test with your child asking them to write down the spellings they have learned this week.
• Maths: Work it out worksheet attached as a document, also available online https://educateplus.ie/ppresource/work-
• Or count your toys/ things in your house. Then make a smaller group or a bigger group.
• Make up your own addition sums (e.g. 10 + 7 = 17) with your toys/ things.
• Make up your own taking away sums (e.g. 20 – 3 = 17) with your toys/ things.
• Irish: Try to remember as many Irish words as you can for things inside or outside your house! Play Simon Says in Irish (Deir Ó Grádaigh) if you can remember how to!
• S.E.S.E.: If you have access to the internet, read about Spring: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Spring/WhatIsSpring.aspx
• Write at least 1 sentence about what you learned and draw a picture.
• Go on a Nature Walk in your garden if you can. Write about what you see, hear, smell and feel. Remember to use capital letters and full stops!
• What day is it? What is the weather like? What season is it? Can you see animals? Did you find any insects? Can you hear people or birds singing? Can you smell flowers or grass? What can you feel?
• Art: Draw 1 thing you saw in your garden and write a sentence about it.
• Make an Easter card, draw and decorate an Easter egg or draw an Easter picture (a bunny, chick, Easter basket with eggs).
• If you can access YouTube, try another drawing from ArtHub https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNKRfEQoE0E
• P.E.: If you can access YouTube, try a workout from P.E. with Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8 or try an exercise/ song/ dance from GoNoodle https://family.gonoodle.com/ or you can try one of these exercises every day https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
• Otherwise, make up your own exercise workout or dance!
• Fine Motor Skills (if possible): Build something with LEGO like a castle or playground.
• Make something with playdough like an easter chick or bunny or some food.
• Draw a picture (Easter bunny or chick) and cut it out with scissors.