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Week 3: Monday 25th January 2021

Hello Primary Two!  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  Thank you for all the lovely work you sent me last week.  I can see that lots of children are getting really good at sounding out their spellings and reading key words.  Well done! This week our theme is 'hats.'

                                                                                           Mrs Conway


Catholic Schools Week: Father Brian has invited our school to an online mass to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.  The mass will take place on Wednesday 27th January at 2pm.  Click here to stream the mass.

P.E - Fit Families: If you haven't done so yet, please register to begin daily Physical Education with Healthy Kidz.  Click on the links below for more information.

PE - Healthy Kidz: Whole school zoom PE sessions will also take place every Thursday 12pm-12.30pm.   


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PE - GAA: Mattie Brady, our Ulster G.A.A. Fitness Coach has sent us this fitness video. It can be completed as part of the 'Fit Families' activities with Healthy Kidz.  Ulster G.A.A. will be releasing one video every week for the next month or so.  We are asking children not to post videos to Mattie at this time.




Daily Activities:

Play games to identify sounds/ key words - 'Listen and Write'

Write each spelling once in your spelling/phonics book

Read your online reading book

Practise correct number formation 1-15


This is your reading.  Click here to open.

This is your mental maths.  Assigned activity: More or Less?  Click here to open.

Literacy: Phonics- Write and practise making your spellings.  Have a go at the 'Listen and Write' game on see-saw.

Handwriting 'Rr' - Listen to the Rr song 'Are You Ready For R?' Watch the video clip 'The Letter R' by Letter School.  Complete pages 8 and 9 of Workbook Starter A.  Think of four things which begin with 'r.'  Encourage your child to use a writing pencil for writing using the correct formation.  Ask them to colour in the pictures carefully using either colouring pencils or crayons.  

Numeracy: Make your own clock using the 'Clock Face Template' in your learning pack.  Glue the numbers onto the correct places and decorate your clock.  You could add colour, patterns and pictures.

World Around Us: Winter Clothing (Adjectives)

Watch video-clip 'What is an Adjective?' Complete see-saw activity on Winter Clothes.  Remember there are two pages.  Explain to your child that an adjective is a describing word.


This is your reading.  Click here to open.

This is your mental maths.  Assigned Activity: Compare Length  Click here to open.

Literacy: Phonics - Write and practise making your spellings.  Complete phonics activity 'Letter Ff' on see-saw.

News - Draw a picture of what you did at the weekend.  Remember to think about the questions when, where, what, who.  Write a sentence to match your picture.  Encourage your child to write any sounds they know. 

Numeracy: O' Clock Times

Watch the video 'O' Clock Times.'  Complete 'Tell the Time O'Clock Sheet 1' and 'Analogue Time O' Clock' worksheet in learning pack.

Art: Hat Sketches

Warm-up: Using only a writing pencil practise making lots of different lines on a small page eg. curly lines, bumpy lines, zig-zags.  See how many different lines you can make.  Activity: Find a hat in your house.  This might be a woolly hat, a fancy dress hat, a wedding hat or a baseball cap.  Draw a pencil sketch of the hat.  Look carefully at the shape of the hat.  Has it got straight or curved lines?  Does it have any pictures or patterns on it?  Try your best to copy the hat.  Don't worry if it doesn't look exactly the same.  Every artist has their own style!  The challenge is not to use any colour this week.  Remember you can use your pencil to do shading to achieve dark and light bits.


This is your reading.  Click here to open.

This is your mental maths.  Assigned Activity: Simple Patterns  Click here to open.

Literacy: Phonics/ Key Words - Write your spellings and complete see-saw activity 'Building a sentence.'  Complete online activity on Education City Click here to log in.

Whizz Kids Group: Carted Off

Bright Sparks Group: Flying Fun

Numeracy: Counting/ More and Less

Find out which clothes in your home have the most buttons on it.  Draw two items of clothing with buttons, one with more buttons and one with less buttons.  Write the number of buttons and more/ less under each item.  Count how many buttons altogether and write a sum eg. 10+4 = 14.  Post your pictures on see-saw.

World Around Us: Winter Clothes

Cut out the clothes for teddy and glue them onto him to give him a new winter outfit.  Teddy and his new clothes are in the learning pack.  Write a label for each item and see if your child can match them to teddy's clothes or your child may have a go at sounding out the words themselves.  Make teddy as colourful as you can!  


This is your reading.  Click here to open.

Mental Maths: Counting in 2's to 20

Say the rhyme: 2,4,6,8, Let's Do the Crazy Shake.  10,12,14,16,18,20, Can you wobble like spaghetti?  Practise counting in 2's doing different actions like clapping your hands and tapping your knees.  Tell your child that these are called 'even numbers.'

Literacy: Phonics- write and practise your spellings.

Listen to the story 'Rosie's Hat.  Divide a page into three equal sections using a ruler.  Ask your child to draw a picture for the beginning , middle and ending of the story.  Beginning: Little Rosie's hat blowing off.

Middle: One thing that happened to her hat.

End: Firefighter Rosie finding it again.

Encourage them to write a caption for each picture e.g dog playing

Numeracy: Repeating colour patterns

Make repeating patterns using toys or other coloured objects in your house.  You could make a two colour pattern eg. red, blue, red, blue.  Another two colour pattern could be yellow, yellow, blue, yellow, yellow, blue.  How about trying a five colour pattern eg. red, blue, yellow, green, white, red, blue, yellow, green, white.  Lego is great for colour patterns.  If you don't have any why not try buttons, pegs, markers or paint.  Take a photo and send me your patterns on see-saw.

RE: Religion Workbook Peace Within Me Worksheet 20

PE: Healthy Kidz Zoom Session


This is your reading.  Click here to open.

Mental Maths: Education City (See below)

Literacy: Phonics/ Spellings

Write each sound on a post-it or square of paper.  Encourage your child to make the spellings by re-arranging the post-its or squares.  They may make a spelling while looking at a word such as 'bag' to find the matching sounds or just by listening to the sounds.  When a word is complete ask your child to point to each letter and say each sound in order, stretch the sounds slowly then say the word fast.  Play 'Listen and Write' game on see-saw and post response to teacher.  Complete the phonics challenge activity 'Colour Match.'  Draw a circle around two words which match and colour them the same colour.

Numeracy: Education City Click here to log in

Shooting Stars Group: Fish With Manu

Masterminds Group: Fruit Frenzy

PE: Hip Hop by the Learning Station

Enjoy your weekend!

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