Well done to you all for engaging so well with the online learning materials so far!
As the next two weeks are the school’s Easter holidays, I encourage you to take a break from schoolwork for the fortnight and return to it refreshed on Monday the 20th of April.
However, a few parents have mentioned that they would like some learning resources to be uploaded which they could complete over the next two weeks, so I have added some revision resources below. These are revision materials, so please do not feel under any obligation to complete them over the Easter break. You could always use them as a time-filler at a later date if you so wish.
I have also included some fun activities that could be done too, including cutting out and colouring a mini Cork and creating a COVID-19 Time Capsule to remember this time in history.
Enjoy the break over the next two weeks!
Also, acclaimed children’s author, David Walliams, reads a free audio story every day on his website which you can access by clicking here.
COVID-19 Time Capsule
This would be a lovely idea to complete at some stage, recording what life is like during this unprecedented time.
Colouring is not just fun, but has other big benefits for children too! It helps with hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, improved writing control, focus and relaxation – to name but a few!
Cork artist, Jason O’Gorman, has released fun (but intricate!) prints of Cork City for colouring. These would need a bit of patience, but could be very cool once completed!
He has also uploaded prints of Cork landmarks which can be coloured and cut out to create a ‘Mini Cork’.
Simpler free colouring sheets can also be downloaded from the Crayola website by clicking here.
I’m sure most of you have heard already about Joe Wicks’ P.E. lessons for kids on his YouTube Channel live every Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. His YouTube Channel can be accessed by clicking here.
Science and Maths Websites/Games
Explorify: Quick and fun science based activities, challenging students’ observation and reasoning skills. No materials needed for a lot of the activites. Step-by-step guidance on questions to pose throughout.
ICT Games: This seems to be a really good little site with maths and English games for ipad/computer created by a UK teacher. Decimals, fractions (beyond a half), multiplication and division aren’t on the 1st class curriculum, but there are lots of games that are very relevant. Also, the money games are based on the GB Pound rather than Euro.
Topmarks: Great for quick mental maths and can be adjusted to give the students more/less time to answer. Start at level 1.