1st Class Plan of Work

1st Class Plan of Work

Mrs Moore/Mrs Walker & Ms Power

18th – 29th May


This 2 week plan applies to all boys in Mrs Moore/Mrs Walker and Ms Power’s 1st Class from Monday 18th – Friday 29th May.

Mrs Moore can be contacted during school hours by emailing smoore@scoillorcain.com

Mrs Walker can be contacted during school hours by emailing mwalker@scoillorcain.com

Ms Power can be contacted during school hours by emailing kpower@scoillorcain.com


Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are all keeping well and the boys are enjoying lots of time outside in the good weather. Please find below subject notes and work for the boys for the next 2 weeks, to continue working on at home. We hope that ye have been able to access the e-books online and the children are writing their work into a copy/notepad. As we have said before there is no pressure to complete work, just do what you can and more importantly please continue to look after yourselves and stay safe. Please email any one of us at our school email addresses if you have any questions about the work. Also, if you would like to email any completed work to us we would be delighted to read it.

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Moore, Mrs Walker and Ms. Power







  • Weekly spellings can be accessed in the ‘Spellbound 1’ e-book on www.cjfallon.ie. If you are unable to access e-books here are the lists for the coming fortnight:

Wk 29 – clap, slap, back, sack, also, girl, give, live, move, lose, does, over, this, want, were, last.

Wk 30 – soup, group, thank, ankle, there, where, which, flask, house, mouse, other, money, table, woman, every, never.

  • Boys should learn four spellings a night.
  • Put each word into a sentence and write these sentences into a copy.
  • Test your child on all 16 words on Friday by mixing them up when calling them out. The boys should write them out without help.




  • We have completed the Weekly Word Lists for First Class.
  • We are now continuing on with  ‘Dolch’ sight reading lists 7 and 8 for the next fortnight: 

    Dolch list 7


























Dolch list 8


























  • Boys should practice reading these words aloud for you each day and be able to read them all without help by Friday.


  • Write a short story with the title ‘Robot City’*Remember that a story has (1) a beginning, (2) a middle and (3) an end.  In the beginning you write about when the story happened, the setting (where) and introduce the main character.  In the middle there is usually a problem. In the end we have a resolution (solution to the problem) and a conclusion.


  • Write out ‘My News’ once a week – 3 or 4 sentences about what you have been doing and draw a picture 
  • Freewriting once a week – choose your own topic e.g. ‘When I grow up…’; ‘My favourite television show’


  • Read or listen to the story ‘The Little Red Hen’. Write a ‘character profile’ or a list of suitable words to describe one of the characters in the story.  


    *Don’t forget the following rules when writing:

    – A capital letter at the start of a sentence,

    – A finger space between each word,

    – A full stop at the end of a sentence.





  • Practice handwriting the following capital letters: L, M, N, O, and P
    • Please look online for proper capital letter formation




  • Words ending with ‘y’ (says the ‘ee’ sound) e.g. happy, sunny etc.
  • Write out the above words in your copy and add as many as you can think of.
  • If you can access/download the ‘Let’s Talk Literacy – 1st Class’ e-book from www.edcolearning.ie please write out answers to p66 in your copy. 
  • Words beginning with ‘tw’ e.g. twin, tweet
  • Write out the above words in your copy and add as many as you can think of
  • If you can access/download the ‘Look, Listen and Learn’ 1st Class e-book from www.cjfallon.ie please draw pictures of objects on p52 and write words underneath them in your copy. 


Grammar: Verbs

  • Explain that a verb is an ‘action’ word or a ‘doing’ word e.g. swim, run, paint, eat.
  • Google ‘Action Verbs’ on You Tube and look at the videos to help understand what a verb is.
  • Write these sentences in your copy and underline the verb in each sentence.e.g. Sarah walked to school yesterday.
  1.   Mary flew to London on a plane.
  2.  Tom buttoned up his coat.
  3.   They bought a new toy for the kitten.
  4.   The girl cycled to Tramore.
  5.   The baby drank some milk.
  6.   The children walked to school.
  7.   Mum made a cake.
  8.   Jack played with his ball.
  9.   Dad jogged around the park.
  10. The family sailed to France on the ferry.


  • If you can access/download the ‘Let’s Talk Literacy – 1st Class’ e-book from www.edcolearning.ie please write out answers to verb sentences on p38 in your copy.




  • If you can access/download the ‘A Way with Words 1’ e-book from www.cjfallon.ie  please read ‘Here Comes the Summer’ on page 78 and complete p79. 
  • The following cloze exercise is based on this comprehension. Please write it out in your copy and fill in the blanks.



Here Comes the Summer

             good      school       weeks       home       beach       warm       holidays      

      France     ship       homework       cousins       swimming       picnics      

             school uniforms      fun


Jack and Lara were in  __________. They were in a ______ mood. The weather was _________and sunny. The Summer _________ were coming and school would soon be over.

Jack was going away to  _________ with his family for two _______.  They were going there in a big _______.


Lara was going to stay at _______ . Her _______ were coming to visit her. They could go to the _______. They could go ______. They could have ______ in the woods. They were going to go shopping too.

No more ________. No more ________  _________. It was time to have _______.



Oral Language:

  • Continue to enable your child to speak and be listened to – ask your child questions and listen to what they have to say and continue to discuss stories they have read, news, weather, nature, tv programmes, games they play etc.
  • Talk to your child about the Science, Geography and History topics for this fortnight. 



    Oral Revision:

  • Uimhreacha (numbers 1-10): aon – 1, dó – 2, trí – 3, ceathair – 4,  cúig – 5, sé – 6, seacht – 7, ocht – 8, naoi – 9, deich – 10
  • Ceist: ‘Cé mhead?’ (‘How many?’) ______ 


  • Ainmhithe (animals): peata (pet), madra (dog), cat (cat), iasc (fish), luch (mouse), éan (bird), coinín (rabbit), capall (horse), cearc (hen), muc (pig), bó (cow)
  • Look at www.digitaldialects.com and choose ‘Learning Irish’ option. Explore the animals (ainmhithe) section and play the game.
  • Ceist: ‘Cad é seo?’ (‘What is that?’) ‘Seo _____’ 


  • Sa bhaile (In the house): bord (table), forc (fork), spúnóg (spoon), scian(knife), pláta (plate), cupán (cup), bainne (milk), siúcra (sugar), arán (bread), im (butter)
  • Ceist: ‘Cad é seo?’ (‘What is that?’) ‘Seo _____’. 



  • If you can access/download the ‘Bua na Cainte 1’ e-book from www.edcolearning.ie please write out answers to the following pages in a copy:
  • ‘Sa bhaile’ (In the house): Bí ag Scríobh’ pg 62 agus ‘An Nuacht’ pg 65 



    Weekly Tables and Oral Maths:

  • Revise addition tables: (Google ‘addition tables’ online)Week 1: +1 to + 4

    Week 2: +5 to +8

  • Continue to play ‘Tables Champion’ daily with your child.
  • As we are now revising these tables test you child each Friday by calling out 20 of these tables randomly for them to write down and answer.
  • Continue practising skip counting in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s   e.g. 5, 10, 15, 20….
  • Google ‘addition and subtraction games for kids’ and go into www.topmarks.co.uk for some fun addition and subtraction games online
  • Continue to playing any counting games  that you have at home. ‘Monopoly’, ‘Connect Four’, ‘Snakes and Ladders’, card games etc. are fun and will incorporate maths operations. 

    Written Maths:

    Topic 1 – Addition:

  • This topic involves counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. (If you have been practising the ‘skip counting’ oral Maths activity you will find the exercises in this chapter very easy!)
  • Please access the 1st class ‘Cracking Maths’ e-book on www.gillexplore.ie/products and complete p149 – 151 in your copy.
  • If you cannot access the e-book please write out the numbers between 1 – 100 in 2’s (e.g. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 1,4……) 5’s (5, 10, 15…..) and 10’s (10, 20, 30…..) in your copy.



Topic 2 – Capacity (how much liquid something can hold):

  • Go over the vocabulary of capacity container, liquid, more, less, most, least, full, empty and use objects around the house to explain these e.g. ‘This large container holds more liquid than that small tub’ etc.
  • Give your son the opportunity to look at various containers in the kitchen and bathroom and him what amount (or volume) of liquid is in that container e.g. milk carton, orange juice bottle, can of coke, shampoo bottle etc. (it will be written of the container)
  • Explain that we use litres and mililitres to measure capacity. We use litres to measure the capacity of a large amount (volume) of liquid and we use mililitres to measure the capacity of a small amount of liquid. There are 1000 mililitres (ml) in a litre (l).  
  • Often we ‘estimate’ the capacity of something before we measure it.
  • *An estimate is a sensible guess.
  • Please access the 1st class ‘Cracking Maths’ e-book on www.gillexplore.ie/products and complete p145-p148 in your copy.
  • Please note: On the first page of this chapter your son is asked to estimate the capacity of some containers, before you carry out the activity.  Remember that he does not have to make an exact estimate – just as long as it is a sensible guess! 




  • When something blocks light it forms a shadow.
  • When you stand with your back to the sun, you will see your shadow in front of you.
  • Stand on concrete outside in the sun . Ask someone to trace around your shadow with some chalk.
  • Put some of your toys (e.g. dinosaurs!) outside in the sun and trace around their shadows with some chalk.
  • Look up ‘Light and shadows for kids’ on YouTube for more facts and a selection of educational videos.
  • If you can access/download the ‘Window on the World Activity Book 1 e-book from www.edcolearning.ie please read and complete ‘Shadows’ p86-87 in your copy. 




    The Sun: facts

  1. The sun is a star.
  2. It is the nearest star to us.
  3. The sun is bigger than the moon.
  4. It is also bigger than the Earth.
  5. If there was no sun, nothing on earth could live.
  6. The sun is very hot!
  7. It gives us light.
  8. The sun helps plants to grow.
  • Look up ‘all about the sun for kids’ on YouTube for more facts and a selection of educational videos.
  • If you can access/download the ‘Window on the World Activity Book 1 e-book from www.edcolearning.ie please read and complete  ‘The Sun’ p84-85 in your copy. 




    Florence Nightingale:

  • In this Covid-19 pandemic we celebrate all of our front-line workers, especially our nurses.
  • Florence Nightingale is considered the founder of modern nursing and on her 200th birthday on 12th of May last week she was widely celebrated.
  • We know the importance of good hygiene in fighting the spread of the virus. 
  • During her life time Florence Nightingale tried to improve hygiene conditions in the hospitals where she worked as a nurse.
  • Look up and listen to ‘short stories Florence Nightingale’ on YouTube.
  • If you can access/download the ‘Window on the World’ Activity Book 1 e-book from www.edcolearning.ie please read and complete  ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ p88-89 in your copy.
  • If you cannot access the e-book please google ‘Florence Nightingale for Kids’ and write 5 sentences about her life and work in your copy. 




  • www.growinlove.ie : To log in use the email trial@growinlove.ie and password: growinlove
  • Choose ‘First Class’ book; Theme 9 -’ Creation’
  • Explore the 2 lessons – listen to stories, look at posters and watch the video clips in this section.





  • Draw your own superhero: their costume, the colours of it etc. and write beneath it his/her name and a description of their superpower.








  • Practise your ball throwing and catch skills using different types and sizes of balls.
  • Practice throwing them in the air (for height) and away from you (for distance).
  • Practise overarm and underarm throws. 
  • Create your own ‘Obstacle Course’ in your garden or in your ‘Green’. See how fast you can complete a lap of it. Get someone to ‘time’ you and see if you can then beat your own time