Monday 30/3 – Friday 3/4

Dear Parents,


I hope you and your children are keeping well and managing to stay safe in these challenging times. Thank you for all the work you have been doing with your child so far.

The work outlined below is for children to undertake on school days, March 30th to April 3rd.

We appreciate that circumstances are different for all of us – work commitments, access to wi-fi, number of siblings trying to access online material etc. and we do not want to add any further pressure. However, we are also aware that some further structure may be useful. Therefore, please find below a suggested timeframe that could be followed each day at a time that is suitable for you and your child. It can also be done over a week/few days together as best suits.

The curriculum recommends spending roughly 2 hours per day in total on English, Gaeilge and Maths (2 hours for three subjects combined, not individually). This includes all informal writing, reading and oral language activities that the child may undertake. This includes any informal Irish that the children may be exposed to for example watching a cartoon on TG4 and includes any informal maths learning for example, baking, playing shop, telling the time, etc. The children have been assigned written work to do in their ‘Two Little Frogs’, ‘Treasury 1’ and ‘My Spelling Workbook’ but it might also be nice for them to keep a diary or a record of their news during this time as it is going to be a big part of the world’s history and it will be great for them to be able to share their experience of it with future generations.

We appreciate that is it a difficult and stressful time for many families. We realise that every family won’t be able to complete school work every day. Therefore, this can be used as a guideline if desired.

Please show your child the following note:


Hello Boys and Girls,

I hope you are all doing well and trying your best at home. I miss you all so much and I am really looking forward to seeing you again sometime soon. You might remember that we were chatting about Lent a couple of weeks ago. You were telling me about the different things that you were giving up or taking up for Lent. Some of you mentioned giving up sweets and chocolate but none of us knew that we would have to give up so much more – going to school, seeing our friends and family, going swimming etc. I know this is not easy but remember it is only temporary (it won’t last forever) and we will be able to return to school and see everyone again. One thing I’d like you all to do at home (as well as some schoolwork) is to try extra hard to help your parents. Ask Mam or Dad how you can help them each day and remember how important kind hands and kind words are. I trust that each of you will do your very best with this.

Thank you,

Mrs O’Brien


Monday 30/3/20 – Friday 3/4/20



English – My Spelling Workbook – Unit 13, page 52.

Reading – Two Little Frogs – Page 44. Complete page 45.

Gaeilge – Practise asking and answering the following questions with your sibling or parent:

Dia duit/Dia is muire duit

Conas atá tú? Tá/Níl mé go maith

Cad is ainm duit? _______ is ainm dom

Maths – Practise counting backwards. Start at a different number each time e.g. count backwards from 10 to 0, 15 to 5, 30 to 10 etc. Use real coins (if possible and safe to do so) to help you solve the subtraction sentences on page 110 of Busy at Maths.

Science – If you have an egg at home, ask a parent to show you how to boil it. When the egg has cooled down, ask a parent to cut it open and then you can identify the shell, the egg white and the yolk. Complete Section A, 1-3 on page 67 of Small World. If possible carry out the eggshell experiment on page 67. You might remember that we did a similar experiment a few months ago when we were investigating the effects of water, milk and coca cola on our teeth (egg shell). Write out your predictions for the experiment on page 67.



English – Reading – Two Little Frogs, page 44. Play ‘ I spy’ based on the words on page 44. Complete page 46.

Gaeilge – Practise asking and answering the following questions with your sibling or parent:

Cén aois thú? Tá me seacht mbliana d’aois

Cén rang ina bhfuil tú? Tá mé i rang a haon.

Maths – Practise counting from 1 up to 99. Complete page 111 of Busy at Maths.

Science – If you were able to do the science experiment from yesterday, write out your results on page 67 of Small World. If possible take a photograph of your results.



English – Reading – Two Little Frogs, page 44. Play ‘ Fastest Finger First’ based on the words on page 44. Complete page 47.

Gaeilge – See activity on SeeSaw

Maths – Play the game, ‘Which number is bigger?’ 40 or 70? 64 or 46? 97 or 79? 15 or 51? Complete page 112 in Busy at Maths.


English – Treasury – Complete page 44. Remember a long ‘a’ can be written in lots of ways. ‘ai’ as in brain, ‘a-e’ as in take and ‘ay’ as in say.

Gaeilge – If possible go to the website

Click Rang a haon, Céim 1 and play the first game, ‘Toraíocht Taisce’.


Maths – Busy at Maths – Complete page 113



English – Write a ‘Happy Easter’ card for someone that you love. If possible, post it to them. Write their name and address on the envelope and stick the stamp on it.

Gaeilge – In your Gaeilge copies, practise writing, ‘Cáisc Shona Duit’ (Happy Easter) and draw an Easter picture.

Maths – Maths Challenge – Complete page 44.


Optional Activities

Music – Make up an Easter song or dance

Drama – Act out one of the stories from ‘Two Little Frogs’.

SPHE – Go through the ‘Stay Safe’ booklet with a parent and have a chat about the Stay Safe rules.

PE – If possible, encourage PE/outdoor activities daily. Starting on Monday the 23rd of March, PE with Joe (The Bodycoach) will be available online daily. It will go live at 9am but will also be recorded so the children can access it at a time that suits. Link to PE with Joe

RE – Practise saying the morning prayer before you begin your schoolwork each day.

‘Father in Heaven, you love me,

You are with me night and day,

I want to love you always,

In all I do and say,

I’ll try to please you Father,

Bless me through this day,


SESE  Learn the names of the bones that make up our skeleton.