2nd Class Plan of Work

2nd Class Plan of Work

Mrs. Murphy & Ms. Farrelly

20th April – 1st May

This 2 week plan applies to all boys in Mrs Murphy and Ms Farrelly’s 2nd Class from Monday 20th April – Fri 1st May.

Mrs Murphy can be contacted during school hours by emailing amurphy@scoillorcain.com

Ms Farrelly can be contacted during school hours by emailing cfarrelly@scoillorcain.com

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Below is a list of suggested material to be covered over two weeks (20th April-1st May). You should try completing some of these activities each weekday with your child. Please don’t feel under pressure to get through all this work, your child’s well-being is most important at this time.

I hope you all are safe and keeping well. Thank you for your cooperation at this difficult time.

Kind Regards,

Ms. Farrelly and Mrs. Murphy.

 

English Week 1

Resources Online

 

1. www.cjfallon.ie

 

2. Parent/Student Resources

 

3. Student Resources

 

4. Primary+2nd Class+ Subject+book+online book

 

 

1. Folensonline.ie and click register

 

2. Select teacher

 

3. Fill in username, email and password.

 

4. For roll number use the code-Prim20

 

 

1. www.twinkl.ie

 

2. Create account for free

 

3. Type in name of worksheet or powepoint that you wish to  access

 

 

Phonics (Sounds)

 

Reading

 

Comprehension and Grammar

 

The grammar exercises in this chapter are based on two/to/too (revision) and there/their (new). There refers to place or position for example “There is a dog”.” The children are playing there”. Their is used to show ownership for example “Their coats are hanging up”. “Their coats are over there”.

 

  • N.B-If your son is struggling with the comprehension in The Green Genie book then please complete- Two Little Frogs book Unit 12 pages 48 and 49 instead. https://www.folensonline.ie/

 

Writing

  • My News (1-2 times a week)

 

  • Narrative Writing

    Plan a narrative. 

    (Using the document below, the child with help of an adult, should begin to plan a narrative story under the following headings)

  1. Title– this is the name of your story.
  2. Orientation –who is in story? (1 or 2 characters max ) When did the story happen? Where did it happen? (setting)
  3. Events– What was the character doing at the start/ what was happening. (2-3 max)
  4. Problem (What challenge did the character face)
  5. Resolution (How was the problem solved)
  6. Ending (how does the character feel at the end)

     

  • Perhaps to generate ideas before completing the “Narrative Plan Template” the child could begin to draw pictures of their story.
  • This template will be needed next week to actually write the Narrative Story.
     

    Narrative Plan Template

 

 

Title

 

 

 

 

 

Orientation

 

 

When?

 

Who?

 

Where?

 

 

Events

 

 

1.

 

2.

 

3.

 

 

Problem

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution

 

 

 

 

 

Ending

 

 

 

 

 

Sample- Narrative Plan Completed in Class

 

 

Title

 

 

Space Escape

 

 

Orientation

 

 

Max

 

Once upon a time

 

Sitting room

 

 

Events

 

 

1.      Max enters competition to go to space and wins.

 

2.      He is really enjoying driving a spaceship for the first time and seeing space.

 

3.      Suddenly his radar stops working.

 

 

Problem

 

 

Max can no longer see his route and he suddenly realises he is about to crash into Mars.

 

 

Resolution

 

 

He manages to escape in his escape pod.

 

 

Ending

 

 

Max returns safely back to Earth. He feels so happy.

 

 

Oral Language

 

    • Enabling child to be a good listener- showing them how to sit still, look at the speaker, good eye contact, active listening. To test for active listening ask them a question based on what you were talking about.

 

    • Enabling the child to be a good speaker-speaking slowly and carefully, looking at the person you are speaking to, hands still.

 

    • Look at a photo and asking who/what/where/when/why questions. 

 

    • Cooking-to develop vocabulary and after ask the child to recall the steps to making the food.

 

  • Asking the child how they feel at this time? Giving the child the word for their feeling if they do not know for example-worried, scared, anxious, bored. Perhaps have this discussion while playing a game or doing house chores.

 

 

English Week 2

 

Phonics (Sounds)

 

Reading

 

Comprehension and Grammar

 

The grammar exercises in this chapter are based on collective nouns. Child should try the ones they know and use table below to do harder ones.

 

 

1.      A swarm of bees.

 

 

1 A pile of stones.

 

 

2.      A flock of birds.

 

 

2 A bunch of flowers.

 

 

3.      A gaggle of geese.

 

 

3 A network of computers.

 

 

4.      A litter of puppies.

 

 

4  A packet of crisps.

 

 

5.      A herd of elephants.

 

 

5 A deck of cards.

 

 

  1. A team of horses.

 

 

6 A crew of sailors.

 

 

7 A pride of lions.

 

 

7 An army of soldiers.

 

 

8 A shoal of fish.

 

 

8  A school of dolphins.

 

 

 

  • N.B-If your son is struggling with the comprehension in The Green Genie book then please complete- Two Little Frogs book Unit 13 pages 52 and 53 instead. https://www.folensonline.ie/

 

Writing

  • My News (1-2 times a week)
  • Narrative Writing

    Write a narrative story using the plan from last week as a guide. There should be 5 paragraphs in total, one for each of the following- the orientation, events, problem, resolution and ending. 

    I have taken my narrative plan from last week and have written a sample narrative based on it.

     

     

Sample- Narrative Plan Completed in Class

 

 

Title

 

 

Space Escape

 

 

Orientation

 

 

Who? Max

 

When? Once upon a time

 

Where? Sitting room

 

 

Events

 

 

  1. Max enters competition to go to space and wins.
  2. He is really enjoying driving a spaceship for the first time and seeing space.
  3. Suddenly his radar stops working.

 

 

Problem

 

 

Max can no longer see his route and he suddenly realises he is about to crash into Mars.

 

 

Resolution

 

 

He manages to escape in his escape pod.

 

 

Ending

 

 

Max returns safely back to Earth. He feels so happy.

 

 

Sample Narrative Story

Space Escape

Once upon a time a man called Max was in his sitting room reading the newspaper.

Max entered a competition to win a trip to space and he was the lucky winner. He departed from the space station in NASA. He was enjoying driving the spaceship for the first time. He could see all the planets and stars up close. Suddenly he noticed that his radar had stopped working.

Max could no longer see the map. When he looked up all he saw was red and brown. He was about to crash into mars.

Max remembered that his spaceship had an escape pod. He jumped into the escape pod.

Max landed safely back on Earth. He felt so lucky.

 

Oral Language

 

    • Enabling child to be a good listener- showing them how to sit still, look at the speaker, good eye contact, active listening. To test for active listening ask them a question based on what you were talking about.

 

    • Enabling the child to be a good speaker-speaking slowly and carefully, looking at the person you are speaking to, hands still.

 

 

    • Cooking-to develop vocabulary and after ask the child to recall the steps to making the food.

 

  • Asking the child how they feel at this time? Giving the child the word for their feeling if they do not know for example-worried, scared, anxious, bored. Perhaps have this discussion while playing a game or doing house chores.
 

 

 

Maths Week 1

Resources Online

 

1. www.cjfallon.ie

 

2. Parent/Student Resources

 

3. Student Resources

 

4. Primary+2nd Class+ Maths+Master Your Maths+online book

 

 

Below is a link to Cracking Maths

 

https://www.gillexplore.ie/products

 

 

  • Tables +4 (Play Table Champion at home)
  • Skip counting in 3s, 5s, 6s. (It’s okay if child cannot skip count automatically, just remind them, for example, when skip counting in 6s, we just +6 each time)
  • Revise Time-Look at 1 hour later/1 hour earlier than an O’ Clock or half past time (orally only)

     

  • Master Your Maths 2 pages 6 and 7. Do 1 a day, Monday –Thursday. This is very similar to the boys Mental Maths that they normally have for homework. https://my.cjfallon.ie/preview/student/20355/8

     

     

Capacity-Information for Parents

 When teaching capacity the following is the focus in 2nd Class-

  1. Recognising 1 Litre, ½ Litre and ¼ Litre.
  2. Children should know that two ½ Litres=1 Litre and that four ¼ Litres = 1 Litre.  (revision of fractions maybe needed)
  3. Identify things that will hold about/less/more than 1 Litre, about/less/more than ½ Litre and hold about/more/less than ¼ Litre.
  • Cracking Maths 2nd Class Chapter 37 Capacity pages 139-144.  https://www.gillexplore.ie/products 

    (Having read the information above on what is to be taught in 2nd Class, allow the child to get a sense of 1Litre by seeing how many cups of water will fill a 1 Litre jug etc. Repeat the same activity for ½ Litre and ¼ Litre. Allow child to see how many ½ Litres will fill a 1 Litre jug. Allow child to see how many ¼ Litres will fill a 1 Litre jug. This is more important than completing these pages. Do not feel under pressure to complete all these pages, hands on activities are best to teach Capacity)

     

    Maths Week 2 

     

  • Tables +5 and doubles up to 12+12=24 (Play Table Champion at home)
  • Skip counting in 3s, 5s, 6s. (It’s okay if child cannot skip count automatically, just remind them for example when skip counting in 6s, we just +6 each time)
  • Revise Time-Look at 1 hour later, 1 hour earlier than an O’ Clock or half past time(orally only)

     

  • Master Your Maths 2 pages 8 and 9. Do 1 a day, Monday –Thursday. This is very similar to the boys Mental Maths that they normally have for homework. https://my.cjfallon.ie/preview/student/20355/10

     

  • Revise or finish teaching Capacity from last week. 
  • Cracking Maths 2nd Class Chapter 30 Addition 4 pages 116-119.  https://www.gillexplore.ie/products 

    The focus in this chapter is splitting a number into 10s and Units and then adding the tens and adding the units for example  24+35=       20 + 4+ 30 + 5=   This is now an easier sum, add the big number first and then the units.

 

 

Irish Week 1 and 2

  • Attached to this document I have included a powerpoint on “An Teilifís” and “Ag Siopadóireacht” which means Television and Shopping. I have included voiceovers with English explanations (hopefully they work!) Practice saying the words and phrases. The child can write out pages 11 and 13 from the powerpoint, filling in their answer.

If you cannot open my powerpoint, here is a link without the voiceovers. https://www.scoilnet.ie/browse-search/?q=*&fq=%7B!tag%3Dschool_grade%7Dschool_grade%3A2&fq=%7B!tag%3Dschool_discipline%7Dschool_discipline%3A47&fq=%7B!tag%3Dschool_topic%7Dschool_topic%3A507&fq=%7B!tag%3Dschool_subtopic%7Dschool_subtopic%3A188

 

Other Useful Irish Websites and Apps

  • www.cúla.com -is a nice Irish website with cartoons in Irish.
  • Digitaldialect.com- games based in colours, food, animals etc
  • Isféidirliom.ie
  • Duolingo Irish App

 

 

SESE Week 1 

 

 

Prepare questions about Easter for an older family member or a grandparent. Write out the questions then ring the person and record their answers. For example-Did they get Easter eggs? Did they play any Easter games? What was their favourite type of Easter Eggs?  Etc .

 

 

 SESE Week 2 

 

Below is a link to information about minibeasts (insects) along with a quiz and some gardening ideas.

https://www.scoilnet.ie/learning-path/ref/15264/

 

 

Religion Week 1

 

website: www.growinlove.ie

 

Login Details;

 

email: trial@growinlove.ie

 

Password: growinlove

 

 

 

 

Scripture Stories

Log into website in box above. Click 2nd Class. Click Theme 6-At Mass we give thanks and we receive Holy Communion. Watch video called “Bread and Wine”. If you like you could also look at videos in Theme 7-Holy Week and Easter.

Prayer

 

Prayer Before Communion

 

Lord Jesus, come to me.

 

Lord Jesus, give me your love.

 

Lord Jesus come to me and give me yourself.

 

 

 

Lord Jesus friend of children come to me.

 

Lord Jesus you are my Lord and my God.

 

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Amen.

 

 

 

 

Religion Week 2

 

Responses

Start to learn these mass responses. Just learn the part that says “children” but be familiar with what the priest says before that response.

 

Priest-The Lord be with you.

 

Children-And with your spirit.

 

 

 

Priest-Lift up your hearts.

 

Children-We lift them up to the Lord.

 

 

 

Priest-Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

 

Children-It is right and just.

 

 

 

Priest-Deliver us Lord from every evil and grant us peace in our day. In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

 

Children-For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever.

 

 

 

 

 

Song

If you type in “Alive O 4 Happy in the Presence of the Lord” into youtube you can listen to the melody.

 

Happy in the Presence of the Lord

 

 

 

Chorus

 

Happy in the presence of the Lord,

 

We come and sing our praise to Lord Jesus,

 

Happy in the presence of the Lord,

 

We come and sing our praise to the Lord of all.

 

 

 

1.      Come and share the bread of life,

 

Bread that will feed us,

 

Help and protect us,

 

Come and share the stories of old,

 

Stories of Jesus, his work and his world.

 

Chorus

 

 

 

2.      Come and share the memories we’ve had,

 

Happy days, sad days, days full of joy,

 

Come to tell the Lord that we love,

 

         We’ll live the life he told us to live.

 

Chorus

 

 

 P.E 

 

Youtube -Just Dance for kids, sing and dance along.

 

 

Youtube-Joe Wicks (the body coach-P.E with Joe) daily workouts 9am Monday to Friday. 
 
Art- Drawing Lessons
 

 

 


 

 

 
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