1st Class Plan of work

1st Class Plan of work

Mrs Moore/Mrs Walker & Ms Power

5th – 15th May


This 2 week plan applies to all boys in Mrs Moore/Mrs Walker and Ms Power’s 1st Class from Tuesday 5th – Fri 15th 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. 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 write 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.

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 27 – done, gone, none, home, bask, mask, cask, task, farm, harm, come, some, ever, very, sure, pure

Wk 28 – bold, cold, fold, told, bend, send, sent, went, best, nest, test, rest, must, dust, rust, just

  • 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 5 and 6 for the next fortnight: 

    Dolch list 5


























Dolch list 6

























  • Boys should practice reading these words aloud for you each day and be able to read them on Friday.


  • If you have access to the www.cjfallon.ie  website continue to read a page each day in the ‘My Read at Home’ Book 1 e-book (We should be reading from around p100 to 108 for this coming fortnight) 
  • Continue to read each day from the following: books, poems, comics, magazines and e-books e.g. www.oxfordowl.co.uk 
  • Listen to stories on www.storylineonline.ie  and on www.audiblestories.com   



  • Write a short story about ‘The Forest Adventure’*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. ‘My ‘Lego’ Project’, ‘What I do for exercise’ etc. 
  • Read or listen to the story ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ online or on You Tube. Write a ‘character profile’ or a list of suitable words to describe the tiger  

    *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: G, H, I,J and K
    • Please look online for proper capital letter formation





  • ‘ph’ words (says the ‘f’ sound) e.g. phone, photo, dolphin
  • 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 p83 in your copy. 
  • Final consonant sounds – ng, nt, ft, mp, sk, nd, st and lt.
  • Write out 2 words with each of the above endings e.g. king, bump etc.
  • If you can access/download the ‘Let’s Talk Literacy – 1st Class’ e-book from www.edcolearning.ie please write out answers to p89 in your copy. 


Grammar: Nouns

  • Explain that ‘a noun is the name of a person, place, animal or thing’.
  • Google ‘The Noun Rap’ on You Tube to help understand what a noun is.
  • Write these sentences in your copy and underline the 2 nouns in each sentence.e.g. Sarah walked to school yesterday.
  1.   Mary went to London.
  2.  Tom hung up his coat.
  3.   The kitten got a new toy.-
  4.   The girl cycled to Tramore.
  5.   The baby drank some milk.
  6.   The teacher went into the classroom.
  7.   Mum made a cake.
  8.   Jack played with his ball.
  9.   Dad went to Dublin.
  10. The children went to the zoo.


  • If you can access/download the ‘Let’s Talk Literacy – 1st Class’ e-book from www.edcolearning.ie please write out answers to p15 and p76 in your copy.





  • If you can access/download the ‘A Way with Words 1’ e-book from www.cjfallon.ie  please read ‘Night Life’ on page 74 and complete p75. 
  • The following cloze exercise is based on this comprehension. Please write it out in your copy and fill in the blanks.



Night Life

people   Badgers       eyes   seeds    owl       animals    plants    stones    foxes    mice     hedgehogs   night


When night came, the __________ in the wood woke up. Slugs came out from under _________. They were looking for ___________to eat.

____________ came out too and started eating the slugs. Mice woke up and began looking for plants and ________ to eat. They had to be careful of the big, white barn ________ that was hunting them. With it’s big __________, the owl could see very well in the dark.

Some badgers came out and hunted for worms. ___________ have black and white fur. It is difficult to see them at ________.

The ________saw the badgers but did not go near them. The foxes were looking for ________ and rabbits. As all this was going on, you and many other _________ were asleep in bed.


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:

  • Look at www.digitaldialects.com and choose ‘Learning Irish’ option. Explore the food (bia), fruit and veg (torthaí agus glasraí) and colours (dathanna) sections and play the games. 
  • Dul siar éadaí éagsúla (different types of clothes): e.g. cóta (coat), léine (shirt), t-léine (tee-shirt), hata (hat), bríste (pants), geansaí (jumper), carbhat (tie), stocai (socks), bróga (shoes), scairf (scarf), lámhainní (gloves), bríste gearr (shorts), hata gréine (sunhat), guna (dress), sciorta (skirt), buataisí (boots)
    • Ceist: Cad atá ort? (What are you wearing)?  Tá ______ orm.


  • Dul siar na dathanna (go back over the colours and ask what colour the clothes above are): e.g. dearg, bui, gorm, glas, bán, dubh, donn, oráiste, bán dearg, corcra
    • Ceist: Cén dath é (What colour is it)?  Tá sé _____. 


  • Dul siar spóirt éagsúla (go back different sports/activities) e.g. rothaíocht (cycling), snámh (swimming), iomáint (hurling), imirt peile (football), rith (running), léim (jumping), siúl (walking)Ceist: An maith leat _______ (Do you like _______ )?  Is/Ni maith liom  _____.  (I like/don’t like ______ ).




  • 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:
  • Téama – Caitheamh Aimsire (Hobbies/Pastimes) – ‘An Nuacht’ pg 35
  • Téama – An Aimsir (The Weather) – ‘An Nuacht’ pg 42
  • Téama – Éadaí (Clothes) – ‘An Nuacht’ pg 53 


    Weekly Tables and Oral Maths:

  • Subtraction tables -12 (Google ‘subtraction tables’ online)
  • Continue to play ‘Tables Champion’ daily with your child.
  • Test you child each Friday by calling out 10 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. 4, 8, 12, 16, 20
  • Playing games such as ‘Monopoly’, ‘Connect Four’, ‘Snakes and Ladders’, card games etc. are fun and will incorporate maths operations. 

    Written Maths:

  • Please access the 1st class ‘Cracking Maths’ e-book on www.gillexplore.ie/products to complete the following work in a copy: 

    Topic 1 – Money: Continuing on with this topic from the previous fortnight

  • Continue to give your child different selections of coins (1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c coins) for them to recognise and add some together.
  • Ask them to make change from a given amount e.g. Tom had 20c, he spent 14c on a pencil. How much change did he get? etc.
  • Complete worksheet pages 142 and 144 in your copy (please skip p143)



Topic 2 – Length:

  • Go over the vocabulary of lengthlong, longer, longest and short, shorter, shortest – and use objects around the house to explain these e.g. ‘This pencil is longer than that crayon’ etc.
  • Tall, taller, tallest – measure members of the family against each other e.g. ‘Jack is taller than Tom, but Mary is the tallest’.
  • Wide, wider, widest and narrow, narrower, narrowest – again look at objects around the house to explain these e.g. ‘The bathroom window is narrower than the kitchen window’ etc.
  • Complete ‘Cracking Maths’ pages 98, 99 and 100 in your copy.
  • If you have a measuring tape show your child how short a centimetre (cm) is and by comparison how long a metre (m) is.
  • Explain that we use centimetres and metres to measure length and that there are 100cm in a metre. 
  • Often we estimate the length of something before we measure it. An estimate is a sensible guess. Ask your son to estimate the length of some items e.g. I estimate that the length of that table is less than/more than 1 metre etc.
  • Explain that we use centimetres to measure the length of small objects and we use metres to measure the length of long/large objects.
  • Give them the opportunity to measure the length of various items around the house/garden e.g. the length of a book using centimetres, the length of a wall using metres etc.
  • Complete ‘Cracking Maths’ p102






  • You Tube ‘Teeth for Kids’ and watch a selection of videos showing how many teeth we have, how teeth grow, the different kinds of teeth children and adults have, and how to brush and care for our teeth properly.
  • If you can access/download the ‘Small World – First Class’ e-book from www.cjfallon.ie  please read and complete ‘At the Dentist’ p26 and ‘My Teeth’ p27 in your copyGeography:


  • Brainstorm weather in the different seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) and write a list of different types of weather for each season in your copy.
  • Think about your favourite season– what the weather is like and why you like it best. Write 3/4 sentences about it and draw a picture.
  • If you can access/download the ‘Window on the World Activity Book 1 e-book from www.edcolearning.ie please read and complete  ‘Weather Watch’ p52-53 p64 in your copy. 



    Covid 19 Time Capsule:

  • As you all know we are living through a very significant period that will become part of our Global history.
  • As part of your child’s personal history it would be very relevant to document their life at this time.
  • So if you have access to the internet and a printer please download the ‘Junior School Time Capsule Activity’ (write this in the search bar) workbook on www.twinkl.ie .
  • This will be a lovely document for your child to complete and then hold on to safely for the future.
  • If you do not have a printer maybe create your own  ‘Covid 19 Time Capsule’ booklet and record some of the activities you have been doing, how you have been feeling, what the weather has been like, who you have been in lockdown with and draw some pictures to illustrate these.  


  • www.growinlove.ie : To log in use the email trial@growinlove.ie and password: growinlove
  • Choose ‘First Class’ book; Theme 8 -’ Jesus is still with Us’
  • Explore the 3 lessons – listen to stories, look at posters and video clips in this section.




  • As an extension of ‘Active Week’ last week please try to do a variety of exercises and activities each week to stay fit and healthy.
  • As we did not get the chance to complete our ‘Dance’ module in P.E. we would like the children to look at and try to copy ‘The Haka for children’ on You Tube.