1st Class, Mrs. O’Donoghue: 20th – 24th April

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed the days of lovely sunshine that we had!

Some of you may have seen the optional resources that I uploaded on the website which you could use over the Easter break – the link is here. These resources will remain on the website and may still be used as extra work over the coming weeks, should you require it.

I have uploaded suggested work for the coming week below. However, please only choose as much or as little of this work as suits you for your own son to do.

As always, you may contact me at any time by email at eodonoghue@togherboys.com or through Microsoft Teams, and I will call all families during the week to see how everyone is doing.

Kindest regards,

E. O’Donoghue

English Reading

‘A Forest Adventure

Mon: Read the full story for/with your child, so that they will be able to answer questions on it in Skills Book tomorrow

Tues: pg. 20; Weds: pg 21; Thurs: pg. 22, Fri: pg. 23


Spellbound Unit 26 – Learn one box per day

Mon: Complete written activities in Spellbound, pg. 54 & 55

Tricky Words: would, right, two

English Skills Book

Tues: pg. 85; Weds: pg. 86; Thurs: pg. 105

Additional English Skills Practice

I used to give these exercises to the boys in class and they liked to do them. They provide daily revision across English grammar and phonics. Should you wish to continue with these exercises, I have attached the file below.


Mon: pg. 62. Listen to the audio file. Pronounce the words. Fill in the blanks on the page.

Tues: pg. 63. Listen to the audio file. Pronounce the words. Fill in the blanks.

Weds: pg. 64. Listen to the audio file. Follow the audio with your finger under the words. Try to repeat it. Join the dots.

Thurs: Watch the video of the song ‘Mo Mhadra’. Words in Irish and English on the last page of uploaded file below. Sing or read along with the song/poem version.

Bua na Cainte pg. 62
Bua na Cainte pg. 63
Bua na Cainte pg. 64
Amhrán – ‘Mo Mhadra’ (Lyrics and translation on last page of PDF file above)
‘Mo Mhadra’ read as poem and with translation


  • Busy at Maths, pg. 135-138 (One page per day, for four days). This is their first introduction to the idea of ’rounding’ to the nearest ten. It is important to emphasize that we use rounding when we are estimating or ‘giving a good guess’ at how many of a certain thing we have. I have uploaded a video below which should help explain the rounding process to them.
Video on rounding to the nearest ten
  • Mental Maths – One column per day. Answers included on the last page
  • Tables – Minus 9


(Geography -> People who work in the locality)

Learning about the role of the Gardaí in the community.

Watch the video below, and complete attached worksheet.

An Garda Síochána

Stay Safe

As I mentioned before, we have decided that it would be a good idea to revise the content that we have already covered in the Stay Safe programme with the boys during this time. This week, we will revise the second lesson which deals with feeling safe and unsafe. Can the students describe a time when they felt safe and one when they felt unsafe? Discuss again what you would like them to do if they ever get lost.


Should you wish to cover some content in religion with your son, I have uploaded the video clip from Grow in Love about Jesus’ promise to his friends when he rose from the dead. The relevant activity pages from the Grow in Love programme are also uploaded here.

Jesus’ Promise