I hope you all had a lovely long weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather. The realisation sunk in last Friday, after Leo Varadkar addressed the nation that we will not see the boys and girls back in school before September. Although the children are greatly missed, we know this is the best way to keep us all safe.  While we won’t see the children in person, please know that we will continue to support the boys and girls in whatever way we can.

Well done to all the boys and girls who made another great effort on Seesaw last week. The projects that were submitted were of an excellent standard . I will continue to put up activities on Seesaw each day. This is the Seesaw timetable for the week so as the children are aware what topics will be posted each day. Again, a huge thanks to the parents who have made such a fantastic effort with the children at home. Please contact me should you have any queries.

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
English- My Weekend English- Reading Strategy (Declunking) English- Poetry English- Oral Procedures
Maths Skip counting  and (addition with regrouping) Maths Time and (addition with regrouping) Maths Time and (addition with regrouping) Maths Time  and (addition with regrouping)
Gaeilge- Na Trí Ghabhar agus an Troll Gaeilge- Na Trí Ghabhar agus and Troll Gaeilge- Na Trí Ghabhar agus an Troll P.E.
Common Birds SPHE             Art            Music- Tin whistle playing


*Please note this is open to change

If you have not contacted me already about an access code for Seesaw, please do so at mskenneallysnc@gmail.com

Thanking you again for your support,

Frances Kenneally.


Spell Well– Week 31 Pages 64 and 65 (magic  e words)

Here is a link to the answers for the Spell Well Book. Children can self-correct if they would like to.

Spellwell 1 & 2 Answers


This week try Collins Big Cat readers. Folens publishers are offering free access to Collins Big Cat readers. These are levelled readers.To access these visit: https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx

Click on Teacher Login.

Enter username and password

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password:   Parents20!

Two Little Frogs Phonics -nd -mp -st   -sk -sp -nt -lt    sounds Pages 42 and 46

Grammar to/ two   would/ wood   I/me  Pages 43 and 71

Handwriting Book– continue with your handwriting book

English in Practice– Unit 13 (pages 62 to 66)

Please note here is the answer book to the English in Practice Book- the children can self correct if they please


Our theme this week is the story Na Trí Ghabhar agus an Troll (The Three Goats and the Troll)

Abair Liom book pages102-103

Folens Book Publishers are giving access to all digital resources for the Abair Liom Irish programme. For access go to http://FolensOnline.ie and click register, select Teacher, fill in a username, email and password. For Roll Number use the code Prim20.

Once logged in, go to search and type in Abair Liom C and then search for  Na Trí Ghabhar agus an Troll. , Click on Na Trí Ghabhar agus an Troll and you will find two activities based on this  story- the story being read and flashcards .

Remember: gabhar= goat   beag=small   an-mhór= very big    droichead=bridge   páirc féir= field of grass

Please click on the link below to see the flashcards.


Translation of story will be on Seesaw to help children understand all the sentences.



Tables Champion– Week 27
Tables– start subtraction tables on page 4 of Tables Champion -4
Cracking Maths– I am aware that children don’t have their textbook at present so for now use the online version of the book below and the children can write their answers on a sheet/ in a copy etc.

We will continue to do a few addition examples on Seesaw every single day to ensure that all children have a good grasp of it.

Children can complete activities based on skip counting Pages 149-151 Cracking Maths

We will also start Time this week. In first class the children will be doing o’clock/ half past. The pages in the book are 129-131. We will start time on Wednesday.



Small World Book

People in our School Small World Pages 86-87

Aerial View of the Classroom Small World Page 75

Common Birds page 90

Know your birdsong! Click on the link below to listen to the calls of common Irish birds.




Why not try the new tune: Dawning of the Day




Continue to stay as active as you have been over the past number of weeks. You have been so busy cycling/ trampolining/ walking/ running/ setting up obstacle courses etc. Keep it up boys and girls!

Why not try out one of the family activities from the link below: