2nd Class Learning Support – English

Ms. Drummey

20th April – 1st May

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

Ms Drummey’s Literacy Intervention Group 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Please find enclosed work for the period 20/04/20 – 01/05/20.  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. 

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.  

 

New Reading Activity: 

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

 

Steps to log in: 

  • Click teacher sign in. 
  • Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk 
  • Password: Parents20! 
  • Click on Collins Big Cat 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

 

Sight Words:  
  

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

1-100 if you feel that your son requires more practice. You will find flashcards for these words below.    

Move on to words 101-200 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 101-200. 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 (focus on the first 25 over the week) 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 20/04/20-24/04/20: 

 
Phonics: ar sound www.cjfallon.ie
  • Prior to completing any written exercise, ask your son if he can think of any words with “ar” in them e.g. park, shark 
  • Complete the following activities in a copy or on a page: 

 

  • 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 11 and 12 

 

Please find enclosed a link for an online “ar” book 

 

Comprehension: Charlie’s Diary  FolensOnline.ie
  • Prior to beginning the comprehension Charlie’s Diary encourage your son to make a prediction as to what the story might be about. 
  • Parent should model reading of the comprehension first. 
  • Ask your son to read the text. 
  • Complete Comprehension activity A and the vocabulary activity. These can either be completed orally or in a copy.  Follow the steps below 

 

 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 6 and 7 

 

Week 2 27/04/20-1/05/20 

 
Phonics: ee sound www.cjfallon.ie  
  • Prior to completing any written exercise, ask your son if he can think of any words with “ee” in them e.g. sheep 
  • 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 29 and 30 

 

Comprehension: Mum’s Birthday Surprise  

  • Prior to beginning the comprehension Mum’s Birthday Surprise encourage your son to make a prediction as to what the story might be about. 
  • Parent should model reading of the comprehension first. 
  • Ask your son to read the text. 
  • Complete Comprehension activity A and the vocabulary activity. These can either be completed orally or in a copy. 

 

Follow the steps below: 

  • 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 page 18 and 19