1st Class Learning Support – English

1st Class Learning Support – English

Ms. Drummey 

5th May – 15th May 

Ms Drummey can be contacted during school hours by emailing adrummey@scoillorcain.com 

 

 

Ms Drummey’s Literacy Intervention Group 

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Once again, I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. I hope the boys are feeling safe and happy and are coping well in these unprecedented times. We’re all missing being in school. Please find enclosed work for the period 05/05/20-15/05/20.  You can choose to complete a few topics/activities a day. Please do not feel under pressure to complete all activities as I know households can be extremely busy. I do not want either yourselves or the boys to be feeling overwhelmed and stressed so please complete what suits you. Your wellbeing and that of the boys is the most important thing at this time. We will make every effort to catch up on the work that has been missed when we return to school. If you have any queries regarding this work please do not hesitate to contact me by email. Also, if the boys would like to email me a picture of any of the work that they have completed I would only be delighted to give them some feedback. 

Kind Regards, 

Ms Drummey 

 

General Activities for the next two weeks: 

Reading:  

Please continue to read a book a day. The following link offers free ebooks. It will require you to register with the site. This is straight forward. You will be asked your name, email address and a password.  

 

Collins Big Cat Books: 

The following website has free books that are graded to suit all levels. It simply requires you to log in. 

 

Steps to log in: 

  1. Click teacher sign in. 

  2. Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk 

  3. Password: Parents20! 

  4. Click on Collins Big Cat 

  5. On the left hand side of the page, there are band levels. You could start at yellow. If that is proving too difficult go back to Red B. If it is too easy, go to blue. Again use your own discretion to pick a level that enables your son to read as fluently as possible. 

  6. It might be beneficial to mute the volume initially to get your son to read the book by himself and then unmute to hear the book being read. 

  7. When you get to the end of the book, click on the orange circle and there is an online activity to check your child’s understanding of the story. 

 

Note: If you would prefer to use books that you may have at home to read that’s perfectly fine. The most important thing is that the boys continue to practice their reading on a daily basis. 

 

Sight Words:   

We are currently working through these sight words in class. Continue to revise words   

1-200 if you feel that your son requires more practice. You will find flashcards for these words below.    

1-100 

101-200 

 

Move on to words 201-300 if you feel that your son is coping well with the previous words. You will find flashcards for these words below. 

 
   

I have included a checklist for the words 1-300. This will help you track your child’s progress more effectively.    

Simply date the top of the column when you give assessments.  With these forms, the boys can each work at their own level! If some of these words are proving challenging, cut back on the quantity.  Don’t be under pressure to rush through the words. Please go at your own child’s pace 

 

Writing: 

Continue with free writing 2-3 times a week 

 

 

 

Plan of Work 

Week 1: 05/05/20-08/05/20 

Phonicser sound 

  • Prior to completing any written exercise, ask your son if he can think of any words with “er” in them e.g. finger, spider 

  • Complete the following activities in a copy, on a page or orally: 

 

Simply log into www.cjfallon.ie and  

  • Click parent/ student resources  

  • Click student resources 

  • Click on Primary 

  • Click on 2nd Class 

  • Click on English 

  • Click on Look Listen and Learn  

  • Open ebook on pgs 22 and 23 

Note: if you are finding it difficult to access the link online, you could ask your son to draw five pictures that contain the er sound and label the pictures. 

Video: 

Please find enclosed a link for an online “er” video 

 

Comprehension: Poem Who Has Seen the Wind (New Treasury 1 pg 30) 

  • Prior to beginning the comprehension Who has seen the wind encourage your son to make a prediction as to what the poem might be about. Discuss all the different types of weather. 

  • Parent should model reading of the comprehension first. 

  • Ask your son to read the text. Help him with any difficult words 

  • Complete Comprehension activity A and B pg 31. These can either be completed orally or in a copy.  Follow the steps below 

  • If your son is finding the text difficult to read you could read it for them. I do not want the boys to be feeling overwhelmed. 

 

Parents and teachers can follow the steps below to get access: 

  • Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register 

  • Select Teacher 

  • Fill in a username, email and password 

  • For Roll Number use the code:  Prim20 

  • Search for New Treasury 1  

  • Go to  pages 30-31 

 

Week 2 11/05/20-15/05/20 

Phonics: oo sound 

  • Prior to completing any written exercise, ask your son if he can think of any words with “oo” in them e.g. zoo, spoon etc. 

  • Complete the following activities in a copy or on a page: 

 simply log into www.cjfallon.ie  

  • Click parent/ student resources  

  • Click student resources 

  • Click on Primary 

  • Click on 2nd Class 

  • Click on English 

  • Click on Look Listen and Learn  

  • Open ebook on pgs 31 and 32 

Note: if you are finding it difficult to access the link online, you could ask your son to draw five pictures that contain the oo sound and label the pictures. 

 

Video: 

 

Comprehension: Make a Farmyard Animal Mask (New Treasury 1 pg 24) 

  • Prior to beginning the comprehension Make a farmyard animal mask encourage your son to make a prediction as to how you might make a mask and the materials that you would need 

  • Parent should model reading of the comprehension first. 

  • Ask your son to read the text. 

  • Complete Comprehension activity A and the vocabulary activity pg 25. These can either be completed orally or in a copy. 

  • If your son is finding the text difficult to read you could read it for them. I do not want the boys to be feeling overwhelmed. 

 

Follow the steps below: 

Parents and teachers can follow the steps below to get access: 

  1. Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register 

  2. Select Teacher 

  3. Fill in a username, email and password 

  4. For Roll Number use the code:  Prim20 

  5. Search for New Treasury 1  

  6. Go to pages 24 and 25 

 

Cloze Exercises:  

Some additional work to revise sight words: