1st Class, Mrs. O’Donoghue: 11th to 15th May

Well done to everyone on their fantastic work so far! It seems that all the boys are trying very hard at the schoolwork at home, and that makes me very proud of my class, as always! I hope you are all getting plenty of exercise and outdoor play too and don’t forget to do a little bit of reading for fun every day as well!

You can of course contact me at any time through Microsoft Teams or via email at eodonoghue@togherboys.com if there is anything at all that you need.

Kind regards,

E. O’Donoghue

English Reading

A Forest Adventure’

Mon-Fri: pg. 32-36 (one page per day)

On pg. 36, there is a poem. Can you pick out the rhyming words at the end of the lines? Notice that there are commas at the end of the first three lines of each verse (for a small pause) and a full stop at the end of the last line of each verse (for a longer pause).


Spellbound Unit 29 – Learn one box per day

Mon: Complete written activities in Spellbound, pg. 60 & 61

Tricky Words: upon, always, also

English Skills Book

Tues: pg. 91; Weds: pg. 92; Thurs: pg. 108

On pg. 108, the students are asked to write about what is happening in the picture. Some additional words that might help them include:

sitting, boy, flying, eating, deckchairs, playing, making, splashing, water, sea, laughing, having fun

Additional English Skills Practice

Daily revision activities across English grammar and phonics


Mon: pg. 71. Listen to the story being read on the audio file. Colour the picture.

Bua na Cainte pg. 71

Tues: pg. 72. Listen to the audio file and fill in the blanks.

Bua na Cainte pg. 72

Weds: pg. 73. Listen to the audio file and write the correct words

Bua na Cainte pg. 73

Thurs: Listen to the song ‘Comhair, Comhair’. Words and translation in file below. Try to sing along if you can!

Amhrán (Song): Comhair Comhair


Busy at Maths pg. 147 to 150 (one page a day for four days)

For the money topic on pg. 150, try to find an assortment of coins up to 50c for the students to work with before trying the exercises on this page. Perhaps you could ask them to ‘buy’ certain items with price tags up to 50c, e.g. a pencil for 35c. How many different ways can they make up 35c using the coins they have available to them? What is the least number of coins they can use to make up this amount? Having the real coins available for this activity greatly helps learning and engagement here.

Mental Maths: One column per day. Answers included on last page.

Tables: Minus 12


This week we are looking at healthy eating. Begin by asking what the student thinks eating healthily looks like? What foods would they say are ‘healthy’? What foods would they say are ‘unhealthy’? What makes foods healthy or unhealthy? Watch the video below on the food pyramid and complete the worksheet.

Healthy Eating Video

Stay Safe

This week we are revising what bullying is and how it can present itself. Bullying can hurt your body, feelings and/or damage your things. It is something that is done on purpose and more than once. Perhaps you could use the attached worksheet to help revise the definition of bullying with your son.


In this lesson we learn about how the Holy Spirit helped Jesus’ friends to do good things. It asks the students to make a plan of good deeds they themselves could do over the next week.

After Pentecost