I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. I have included a broad programme of work below, it’s not prescriptive and should only be taken as guidelines.
Reading Zone, Abair Liom and Planet Maths , the publishing company have made both e-books available.
Go to www.folensonline.ie, select Teacher, fill in a username, email address and password. (Use the code Prim20 in place of the Roll Number)
Abair Liom (Up to Unit 12 has been completed)
There are lots of audiovisual resources here as well as encouraging pupils to watch TG4 and talk about their likes and dislikes.
I’ve also made a worksheet and audio files for a simple conversation which can be accessed here:
(Concentrate on revision rather than introducing anything new- these chapters have been covered already)
Unit 6- Fractions
Unit 8- Multiplication
Unit 14- Long Multiplication
Unit 23- Area
Watch a programme such as news2day (www.trte.rte.ie) and discuss the different stories, possible ‘interviews’ with the presenters or people involved etc.
Watch a programme (nature, cooking or sport etc) and encourage your child to provide a commentary- it may even be something that has previously been viewed and they could prepare a script.
All stories in Reading Zone as far as Unit 24 have been covered in class so reading aloud selected stories, paying particular attention to punctuation, speech etc. (If your child has a particular series of books, these books are also great resources)
Listening to the reading, reading alternate sentences and helping break up difficult words are all important strategies. (Any questions in the Reading Zone may also be answered orally)
(Please note these are just some ideas, not a prescriptive list. Just select those areas which your child is interested in)
Keeping a diary, writing TV programme reviews, writing match reports, writing recipes and instructions, writing imaginative stories (https://supereasystorytelling.com/story-ideas-generator.html is a great resource for topics, development of vocabulary etc)
Prepare a project on your favourite ‘famous’ person- include where they were born, lived, what they have done to inspire you and two unique pieces of information about them.
Prepare a project all about you- your likes, dislikes, favourite foods/bands/songs/YouTubers/sportsperson/ day of the week/sport/book etc. Also include your talents, favourite school subject, as much as you can think of that makes up you! : )
There are lots of templates available for the previous two project ideas on www.twinkl.ie (go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and use the code IRLTWINKLHELPS for a free one month trial)
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As well as playing outside and observing social distancing, there are plenty of different games and ideas online to try out- anything which involves hopping/skipping/crawling/running/catching/throwing/striking a ball (all safely of course!)
If possible, listen to a variety of different genres of music and have a chat about what you like and don’t like about the various songs.
To help with this task try out www.sfskids.org which has great resources for explaining different musical terms in an interactive manner using the instruments of the orchestra.