Ms O’Sullivan, Second Class, June 2nd – 12th

Dear Parents

Welcome to the final month of second class. I hope you are well and I hope you are all enjoying the glorious sunshine we have been getting. A big well done to the boys for their continued hard work. Each week I become prouder and prouder of them. For the month of June I will be giving 2 fortnightly plans of work to the boys. There is no pressure to do all of the activities, please just take out of it what your son can do. Our theme for this fortnight is summer. I hope the boys enjoy it. As always you can contact me via email or on Microsoft Teams.

Thanking You,

Ms. O’Sullivan.

Gaeilge: An Samhradh (Summer)

Léitheoireacht (Reading)

An Samhradh a bhí ann. (It was summer time.)

Bhí an lá go hálainn. (The day was lovely.)

Bhí an ghrian ag taitneamh go hard sa spéir. (The sun was shining brightly in the sky.)

Chuaigh an chlann go dtí an trá. (The family went to the beach.)

Bhí veain uachtar reoite ag an trá. (The ice-cream van was at the beach.)

Bhí na paistí ar bís. (The children were excited.)

Fuair Ruairí uachtar reoite. (Ruairí got an ice-cream.)

Fuair Róisín deoch. (Roisín got a drink.)


Tarraing pictiúr den trá. (Draw a picture of the beach.) Label the words highlighted in the story above.


Bua na Cainte lch (page) 100.

An bhfuair Niamh uachtar reoite? = Did Niamh get an ice-cream?

Fuair Niamh uachtar reoite. = Niamh got an ice-cream

Ní bhfuair Oisín uachtar reoite. = Oisín did not get an ice-cream.


Bua na Cainte lch (page) 101. Read the words at the bottom of the page and then join the dots.


Bua na Cainte lch (page) 140. Answer all the activities on the page.


Read the story ‘Lá Grianmhar’. Answer questions 1-4.


Read the story ‘An Trá’. Answer questions 1-4.

Litriú (Spellings) – An Trá (The Beach)

Bua na Cainte lch 140.

an trá = the beach

spád = spade

bád = boat

iasc = fish

an ghrian = the sun

portán = crab

sliogán = shell

buicéad = bucket

liathróid = ball

éan = bird

English: Reading

Tuesday – 2/6/20

Wednesday – 3/6/20

My Read at Home Book page 111.

Thursday – 4/6/20

My Read at Home Book page 112.

Monday – 8/6/20

My Read at Home Book page 117.

Tuesday – 9/6/20

We will start the novel Jasper Goes on Holiday written by Annie Barker today. Jasper, the town dog, finds out that he is going on holiday to the countryside but he doesn’t really want to go there. We will hear all about Jasper’s holiday adventures and the friends he meets on Black Wood Farm.  I will read a chapter each day.

Chapter 1: A Holiday for Jasper.

Wednesday – 10/6/20

Chapter 2: Black Wood Farm

Thursday – 11/6/20

Chapter 3: Double Trouble


Wednesday – 3/6/20: My Read at Home Book page 111 (This Summer). Answer questions 1-5.

Monday – 8/6/20: My Read at Home Book page 117 (At the Beach). Answer questions 1-5.


Tuesday 2/6/20Skills Book page 75 (Past Tense).

Tuesday – 9/6/20

Skills Book page 77 (Starts and Ends).

Creative Writing

Thursday – 4/6/20

Pretend you are on holidays and write a postcard to someone at home.

Read these 2 examples first.

Wednesday – 10/6/20

Write your news. Remember to use the following steps.

A good recount:

Tells what happened first, then what happened next and finally what happened at the end.

Answers the questions – Who was there? What happened? Where it happened? When it happened? Why?

It is written in the past tense.

It often has an ending that tells how the writer feels about what happened.


Thursday – 11/6/20.

Spellbound pages 64 and 65. Answer activities A-H.


We are doing the ure sound this week. Look at the video Mr. Thorne Does Phonics ure and then read the words below.

sure = completely confident that you are right.

pure = a pure substance that is clean and not mixed with anything else.

secure = positioned or fixed firmly and correctly, not likely to move, fall or break.

insure = if you insure yourself or your property, you pay money to an insurance company so that, if you become sick or if your property is damaged or stolen, the company will pay you money.

cure = to make someone who is sick healthy again.

assure = to tell someone confidently that something is true, especially so that they do not worry.

lure = to tempt someone to do something or go somewhere, especially by offering some form of reward.

treasure = is a collection of valuable old objects such as gold coins and jewels that has been hidden or lost.

capture = to take someone as prisoner.


Spellbound page 64 box 1-4. (Initial consonant blends sk and sc).

Listen to the story A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee written by Chris Van Dusen. Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when all of a sudden, they find themselves plunging down a mountain and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall! How will they find their way out of this slippery situation?

Oral Language:

Read the words from Seaside Word Mat and then talk about the pictures. When your son is familiar with all the words, work on the worksheet At the Beach.

Keep reading as many books as you can. You can access free library books at


The boys will revisit group count counting in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 6’s and 10’s. The boys are presented with real life problems to solve to make the group counting relevant to their everyday experiences. They will explore number pattern involving adding/taking away 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10.

Tuesday – 2/6/20 Busy at Maths page 140.

Wednesday – 3/6/20

Busy at Maths page 141.

Thursday – 4/6/20

Busy at Maths page 142.

Monday – 8/6/20

Busy at Maths page 143.

Tuesday – 9/6/20

Brain Teasers page 52.

Wednesday – 10/6/20

Brain Teasers page 56 (Area).

Thursday – 11/6/20

Brain Tasers page 51 (Revision).

Fun Summer Activities: Snake bubbles

Materials needed to make Snake Bubbles.

Plastic water bottle

Old sock

Washing up liquid and water

Duct-tape or elastic band



  1. Cut the bottom off a water bottle.
  2. Slide the sock over the bottom of the bottle.
  3. Secure the sock with duct-tape or an elastic band.
  4. Put some washing up liquid into a shallow container with a little bit of water and gently mix.
  5. Dip the sock covered bubble blower into the solution and gently blow.

Please remind your kids to blow air out not suck air in!

Milk Carton Boat.

Turn an empty milk carton, egg carton, straws and other recyclables into a cool pirate ship. A perfect stem craft for a sunny day!

Strawberry and Banana Yogurt Pops.


1 Banana

500ml Greek Yogurt

5 tbsp Orange Juice

250g Strawberries


  1. Put the strawberries and banana in a small bowl and mash with a fork. Next stir in the orange juice.
  2. Place a small amount of the fruit mixture in the bottom of an ice pop mould before spooning some Greek yogurt on top. Layer the fruit and yogurt into each mould until they have both been used up.
  3. Place in the freezer to set and enjoy later on.

Can you find 10 differences between these 2 pictures?


Let’s think about all the things that make us happy.

My family and friends make me happy. I love being your teacher. Sunny weather also makes me happy.

What makes you happy boys?

Listen to the song Happy by Pharrell Williams.

PE: How to Play Hopscotch.

Art Ideas on Summer.

How to draw shadows.