Just a little suggestion of practical activities for the next 8 days during school closure.
- Read a book of choice: Draw your favourite part of the story/can you write an alternative ending to the story?/Describe your favourite character/ Illustrate your favourite character.
- Review Jolly Phonics on Youtube and Geraldine Giraffe
- Practise practical Maths -counting/sequencing/ using money/patterns/shapes in the environment etc
- Be active: Practice throwing and catching balls/jumping and skipping/running/learn dances/Go on spring nature walk
- Some useful websites for maths and literacy are topmarks.co.uk, www.starfall.com, www.ixl.com, www.twinkl.co.uk, www.storylineonline
- Please access GoNoodle.com for active dances, mindfulness and yoga activities
- Please watch cartoons on Culra4 as gaeilge.
- Class work to follow from 18th – 27th March 2020
For children receiving extra support from Ms Dalton, Mrs Kelly, Mrs O’Connor and Ms Malone, you may find the following information useful.
Read any book/comic/magazine/internet article etc. that is of interest to your child, with your support if necessary, and then do the following;
- The child retells the story in their own words.
- You ask who/what/where/when/why/what if questions in relation to what was read.
- The child writes a short paragraph about what they have read.
- For the junior classes-continuous practice of sight words is important.
- It is important to keep up with the *SOS (Say the word, Say the letters as you write them, Say the word again) and Look Say Cover Write Check approaches in relation to class spellings work i.e.
Keep a diary of daily events, you can illustrate this if you wish.
- Continuous practice of sums using pencil and paper as appropriate for your child’s class level i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (please include subtraction and addition with renaming, long multiplication and long division as appropriate.)
- Tables Practice: Oral drills on all tables covered to date, the Hit The Button game accessed on topmarks.co.uk is extremely helpful.
Maths practice as above must be practiced daily so that progress made to date will be maintained.