We have moved to Seesaw!

Hi all, I hope that you are all keeping safe and well. From now on, all work that is being set can be found on Seesaw. Please refer to the email that I sent last week with instructions on how to sign up. I am really looking forward to being able to engage with you all through Seesaw, an online learning platform. Take care, Ms. Coffey

School Closure 23-27 March

Hi 2nd Class!

I hope that you are all keeping well and helping out around the house. I know that it must seem strange not being in school and in normal routine but before you know it, we will be all back to normal.

Could you all complete the following work next week, 23rd-27th March:

  • Reading 10mins (they all have their readers in their folders, if they finish them they can read a book from home. Please note this in their reading diary and sign each day)
  • Spell Well week 26- complete 2 activities a day and learn 4 spellings a day. Can parents please test their children on their spellings at the end of the week on page 78 (week 26 section)
  • Mental Maths week 26- one column per day and the matching problem solving question
  • Number Facts week 26- subtract 3- one column per day. Play ‘subtract snap with 3’ card game. These games greatly increase the speed of the pupil’s tables. Parents please orally test their tables at the end of the week. Aim for accuracy and speed.
  • Operation Maths- Counting p78 (remember if the units are a 5 it rounds up), Place Value p79-81, Get Busy p95. Can pupils please complete one page per day.
  • Ready Steady Write p34 cursive letter s, p35 letter z
  • Project- please finish your project this week. Try to spend 15 minutes or so each day on it. I am really looking forward to reading all the facts about the country you have chosen!

Could parents please ensure that you correct your child’s work each day so that you can help them if they are having any problems understanding a particular topic.

Please do not go ahead in the workbooks.

Additional activities you might like to do with your children:

  • Maths games on http://www.topmarks.co.uk
  • Get moving with http://www.gonoodle.com- you can sign up for a free account and download the app. There is a lot of activities including guided dance (our class love Kidzbop and Blazer Fresh) and yoga. They also have a new GoNoodle games app which we have tried out at home and enjoy!
  • Baking- we have just been learning about weight in Maths so you could get your children weighing and measuring ingredients for some yummy treats!
  • Art- Pinterest is full of wonderful ideas. You could make some Mother’s Day art next week with the children.
  • Go on a nature walk and see if you can spot any signs of Spring!

Best wishes

Ms. Coffey

  • School Closure Work 16th-20th March

    Hi Parents

    Could all Second Class pupils complete the following work next week, 16th-20th March:

    • Reading 10mins (they all have their readers in their folders, if they finish them they can read a book from home. Please note this in their reading diary and sign each day)
    • Spell Well week 25 (revision)- complete 2 activities a day and go over spellings from weeks 21-24. Can parents please test their children on their spellings at the end of the week in their jotter copy (there is no section at the back of the book for revision weeks)
    • Mental Maths week 25- one column per day and the matching problem solving question
    • Number Facts week 25- add 3- one column per day. Play ‘add snap with 3’ card game. These games greatly increase the speed of the pupil’s tables. Parents please orally test their tables at the end of the week. Aim for accuracy and speed.
    • Operation Maths- 2D Shapes p89-91 and Problem Solving p93-94. Can pupils please complete one page per day.
    • Ready Steady Write p33 cursive letter r.
    • Project- the children are to complete a project on a country of their choice over the next 2 weeks. They can choose to display the project on the a2 card given to them in class yesterday, or on a PowerPoint presentation. Sections to include are fun facts about the country, animals, food and sport. They can of course add in any extra sections if they want to. To ensure the children are researching facts that are child-friendly, please get them to type into Google ‘facts about (the country) for kids’. You could also research facts from books if you have access to them.

    Could you please ensure that you correct your child’s work each day so that you can help them if they are having any problems understanding a particular topic.

    Please do not go ahead in the workbooks.

    Additional activities you might like to do with your children:

    • Maths games on http://www.topmarks.co.uk
    • Get moving with http://www.gonoodle.com- you can sign up for a free account and download the app. There is a lot of activities including guided dance (our class love Kidzbop and Blazer Fresh) and yoga.
    • Baking- we have just been learning about weight in Maths so you could get your children weighing and measuring ingredients for some yummy treats!
    • Art- Pinterest is full of wonderful ideas. You could make some St. Patrick’s Day art next week with the children.

    I hope that everyone takes care over the next few weeks.

    Best wishes

    Ms. Coffey

  • World Book Day 2020

    Last week we celebrated World Book Day with lots of fun, book-related activities! First, we wrote book reports on our class novel, James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

    Then the 5th Class pupils read our DEAR time books to us.

    We also got to make our own bookmarks which are going to be laminated by Ms. Coffey.

    An enjoyable day was had by all.

    December

    We have been SO busy this month will all of our pantomime practice, and I think all of you parents would agree that 2nd Class did a wonderful job! Here is a photo of us hard at practice

    The boys and girls have had a very important challenge this month- they had to earn baubles on the Christmas tree in order to win a hot chocolate party! They could earn baubles by listening carefully, being kind to their friends, walking silently through the school halls, working hard to name but a few. The children worked so hard and earned all of their baubles just in the nick of time!

    So today we had our hot chocolate party with a few extra treats thrown in 🙂 We even had a special visit from Santa who was helped by Tyler!

    I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas break and I will see you all in 2020!

    Dave’s Jungle Visits WNS!

    Today we had a special visit from Dave and some of his very unusual friends!

    We met a snake called Sharon who was only two and a half years old. Before we got to hold her Ms. Coffey had to make sure it was safe!

    Then it was our turn!

    Charlotte the tarantula was really excited to meet us as she was passed around the students

    We even had time to meet some of Dave’s other friends- Bernard the Poisonous Toad, Spike the Snapping Turtle from the Mississippi and Kevin the Crocodile

    We had a very exciting afternoon- big thanks to Dave and his friends for coming in and to Ms Brown for organising it all!

    Oíche Shamhna i Rang a Dó

    Excitement is at an all time high this week as we get ready for Halloween! We learned all about the history of Halloween- where the tradition of carving pumpkins came from and why people dress up and go trick or treating. Second Class found out how their parents and grandparents celebrated Halloween and shared this with the class. We also learned how Halloween is celebrated in Mexico, USA, Romania, Poland and China. We learned lots of new words in Gaeilge and wrote spooky Oíche Shamhna stories!

    We practised the new Irish words that we learned by playing a number of games like bingo, loop cards, four in a row and pairs during our Irish stations:

    We learned about colour in Art when we created witches legs and also about light and shadows when we painted pumpkins.

    In Science we experimented with how materials change when mixed- and made slime!

    Garda Mandy (Ms Coffey’s sister!) came into school to talk to us about safety at Halloween:

    And let’s not forget dress up day, all in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland:

    I hope that everyone has a wonderful mid-term break and I’m looking forward seeing you all back in November.