Hello to everyone in Second Class, I hope you are all well and enjoyed the nice sunshine over the weekend. Thanks very much for your emails it was lovely to read your messages and see some of your lovely work. I’ll look forward to seeing more of your work this week. My Email address is Katrinacumiskey@gmail.com
Religion: I know this week should have been a very busy and exciting week at school practicing for our First Holy Communion and it is so unfortunate that we can’t celebrate it as planned, however we will all look forward to a new date when it is safer to do so and we will have a fantastic day. Fr Brian has very kindly organised to say a special mass for all the First Communicants on Saturday evening and everyone’s name will be mentioned in the mass. You can watch this mass on the church webcam (click here for link). I hope you can all join Fr Brian for this mass.
As part of your Religion homework, I would like you to draw a picture of something linked to First Holy Communion. It could be your favourite Do This In Memory Mass, a picture of the host and chalice, bread and grapes or a picture of what you might look like on your First Holy Communion Day. I would like you to email me these drawings and we would like to include them in our News Letter.
English: Spellings- fist, best, occasion, division, revision, invasion, explosion, television, fraction, estimate
Dictation: He honestly needs his pension.
There was a huge explosion.
They watched television for hours.
Put your spellings into sentences.
Skills Book: Pages 80, 81, 82, 83, 84
Handwriting: Please do two more pages of either the large handwriting book or the small handwriting book.
Oral Language: Go onto CJfallon website; go to Quicklinks which is at the top right of the website, Click on OLP-J1 to 2ND.
Go to Unit 14 Feelings. Listen to the interactive power point and complete the games.
Creative Writing: write a story about something that made you feel happy during the week, something you enjoyed or put you in a good mood.
Listen to the poem: Feeling Blue. Discuss the message of the poem, the temporary, changing nature of feelings. Compose a new poem or story about feelings.
Reading: Reading: Reader - Bedtime stories Camping Fun pages 34- 40
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks there are a number of books available here for you to read online. You just need to set up an account and you have lots of access to readers. (This is a wonderful resource, the children will really benefit from reading these books.)
Continue reading any books you have at home
SESE: I have attached a powerpoint about sound. The children can also make a walkie talkie and a musical instrument if they have time.
Please write some facts about sound in your green copy.
Maths: Master your Maths. Friday Test at the back of the book.
Rotation and Angles- Pages 122- 123
An angle is made when two straight lines meet. Give your child a scissors or two lollipop sticks (or something similar). Ask them to make big and small angles with the two lollipop sticks or by opening the scissors. Instruct them to make angles that are big and small. Explain to them that a corner is a right angle. Explore how they can make right angles with their bodies, for example, by bending their arm at the elbow or by bending their leg at the knee.
Patterns 2: pages 124- 127
Go to CJFallon, click on student resources, then filter to 2nd class, Busy at Maths and in the right corner click interactive. Go to page 7 and there are interactive games liked to place value. They are labelled page 122- 127. The games help the children develop a better understanding of the concepts.
Gaeilge: If you go to folensonline.ie you can access our Gaeilge programme ‘Abair Liom D’
Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register
Fill in a username, email and password
For Roll Number use the code: Prim20
Once you have an account the children can click on the ‘resources’ part of the Abair Liom D book and access all the games, songs and poems they have been learning all year.
For the next theme – go to lesson 26 ceolchoirm na scoile. The children can listen to the story, song and poem and play the games.
I would love to see photos of your work during the week, please remember to send me a photo of your First Holy Communion pictures also. I look forward to seeing them all.
Lots of Love