Ms. O’Sullivan, Second Class, Week – May 5th to 8th.

Dear Parents

I would like to start this week by commending you all on the wonderful job you are doing with your child during this surreal time. The collaboration between home and school has been so strong and I thank you for your support. If you feel that the work load is too much, please just take from it what your child can do. I hope that you are all well and keeping safe. As always I say a ‘big hello’ to the boys. I miss them all! The theme for our work this week is ‘Insects’. I know the boys will enjoy this topic. I have made 2 more videos for the maths lesson. Again the children will be learning about subtraction with renaming. If you wish to contact me at any stage, I am available via email and on Microsoft Teams.

Thanking You

Ms. O’Sullivan.


An Nuacht: The News – Read this every day.

Inniu an Mháirt. (Today is Tuesday).

Inné an Luan. (Yesterday was Monday).

Amárach an Chéadaoin. (Tomorrow will be Wednesday).

Chuaigh mé go dtí an sorcas. (I went to the circus).

Chonaic mé nathair agus sioráf. (I saw a snake and a giraffe).

Chonaic mé rón agus tíogar freisin. (I saw a seal and a tiger as well).

Bhí an-spórt agam. (I had a great time).

An Aimsir: The Weather.

An samhradh atá ann. (It is summer time)

Bhí an lá go deas inné. (The day was lovely yesterday)

Tá sé tirim inniu. (It is dry today)

Beidh sé te amárach. (It will be warm tomorrow).

An Mháirt (Tuesday)

Bua na Cainte lch (page) 91.

Write your news using the pictures on the page to help you. The news written above will also help you.

An Chéadaoin (Wednesday)

Bua na Cainte lch (page) 75.

Write your news using the pictures on the page to help you.

An Déardaoin (Thursday)

Bua na Cainte lch (page) 128.

Answer all the activities on the page.

Litriú – Spellings

Bua na Cainte lch (page) 128 – Éadaí agus Dathanna (Clothes and Colours)

Revision of the spellings we had for the last 2 weeks.

Léine = shirt                           

stocaí = socks                         

cóta = coat  

bríste = pants

gúna = dress  

hata = hat

bróga = shoes  

bán = white

buí = yellow

glas = green

donn = brown

gorm = blue

dubh = black

dearg = red



Read about The Silkworm on the page below. (Tuesday)

My Read at Home Book: Read page 103 – Smelly Wellie Jelly (Wednesday)

My Read at Home Book: Read page 106 – Cabbage White Butterfly (Thursday)

Spellings: Spellbound page 56 box 1-4 (Theme – The House). Do one box each day.

Phonics: are for air. Look at Mr. Thorne Does Phonics are in the link below.

spare (an item in case another item runs out)

share (to divide something and give part of it to someone else)

square (a flat shape with 4 sides of equal length)

care (to look after someone or something)

fare (the money paid for a journey)

aware (knowing about a situation or fact)

scarecrow (an object made to look like a human figure, set up to scare away birds from a field where crops are growing)

prepare (to make something ready for use)

hare (a fast running, long-eared animal that looks like a big rabbit)

scare (frighten)

warehouse (a large building where materials or goods are stored before they are sent to shops.

Tuesday – Grammar: Skills Book page 68 (Add-ing.)

Wednesday – Report Writing: Insects. (Link with science)

Watch the video in the attached link below and the write about Insects/Minibeasts under the following headings.

Name of the insect.

Where does this insect live?

Insect’s Appearance. (size, colour, number of legs, wings)

What does it eat?

Interesting facts about my insect for example they have 3 parts to their bodies, flies are deaf and some insects can walk on water. (You will probably come up with more than me!)

You will also find useful information in the science link.

Since this a week for learning all about insects, I think it would be nice for the boys to listen to the story ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson.

Maths: Subtraction with Renaming

This week we are continuing with our learning of Subtraction with Renaming. I have made 2 more videos for the boys to watch each day before they do their sums.

Tuesday: Busy at Maths page.

Wednesday: Busy at Maths page 153.

Thursday: Busy at Maths page 154.

Revise skip counting in 2’s.

2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24.

-10 tables for the week.

Have fun telling these Insect Jokes!

What is an insect’s favourite sport? (Cricket!)

Why did the kid throw the butter out the window? (To see the butter fly!)

Why are frogs so happy? (Because they eat what bugs them)

What is the biggest ant in the world? (An eleph-ant!)

Why did the bee go to the doctor? (Because she had hives!)

Why did the beetle get kicked out of the park? (Because he was a litter-bug!)

What did the doctor give the sick ant? (Antibiotics!)


Insects or Minibeasts is our theme for this week. I am asking you to do a fun activity where you can be a scientist in your own garden or park. Look at the worksheet below and see how many of these insects you can find. First read about insects in the link attached.

In this link you will learn about:

The characteristics of insects.

Where insects live.

What insects eat.

How insects benefit us.

How insects communicate with each other.

SPHE:Topic – Friendship

Children explore the value of friendship, making and keeping friends and the importance of treating one another with respect and dignity. Ask your son to talk about what it is that makes someone a friend, for example, someone who plays with him, shares their toys with him, likes doing the same things he likes to do.  Record the characteristics he comes up with and then your son can decorate the page.

Music Link with SPHE

The boys loved listening to this song “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars. It is a song about being a good friend. I know they will enjoy hearing and singing along to it again. It is TR5 in the video link below.


Last week, the children learned about what happened at the Last Supper. Jesus took the bread and wine, blessed them and shared them with his friends. While they were at supper, Jesus washed his followers’ feet. He told them that they should do for others as he had done for them. 

Chat to your child about how he can show love to others following the example of Jesus.  Answer the worksheet below. (Grow in Love page 35).

Revise the Prayer before Communion.

Lord Jesus, come to me.

Lord Jesus, give me your love.

Lord Jesus, come to me and give me yourself.

Lord Jesus, friend of children, come to me.

Lord Jesus, you are my Lord and my God.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


In the link below, the boys can see a video where Coach Clare brings the P.E lesson to the boys at home. All members of the family can join in for these fun and exciting activities.

P.E @ Home with Coach Clare. Week 2.

   Art Insect Art Activities.