Ideas for Home Schooling – 3rd class
The children can work through their Spell Well each week, creating sentences using new words to extend their learning along with the weekly activities in their books.
The children should be encouraged to read every day. The children were given a selection of books to read. https://openlibrary.org/ also has a wide variety of books that can be downloaded.
Additional activities that can be completed: A Book Review, Design a Book Cover, A Character Profile – Templates for these can be found on https://www.twinkl.ie/
The children can continue on in their handwriting books focusing on cursive writing.
Creative writing – The children can continue on in their creative writer books.
Free writing – Allow children to compete a free writing piece everyday if possible, they can write about any topic they wish. Encourage the children to write as much as possible focusing more on their ideas and detail rather than their spelling.
Additional ideas – Write a poem, diary entry, narrative story, write a letter to a family member or friend, recount an event and complete a reading comprehension or closed procedure from https://www.twinkl.ie/ .
Geography/English. The children recently completed projects on Brazil, which they really enjoyed. The children could read and research on a different country and make a project. https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ is a great website the children can research places on.
Master your maths: The children can continue to work through their Master your Maths book daily.
Tables: The children have completed all multiplication tables x1 – x10 and division tables ÷1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8. http://www.timestables.me.uk/ is a good website to generate worksheets on multiplication and division. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button This is an online game to improve the children’s tables and is a class favourite.
Additional ideas : Time – Informal questions on time, making a daily timetable to keep structure to the children’s days, drawing clocks and guessing the time. There is also lots of worksheets on https://www.twinkl.ie/ . https://www.folensonline.ie/ – Planet maths books – Place value, time, lines and angles, fractions, data, decimals, money, length, chance, multiplication and division are all topics that can be explored. https://ie.mathgames.com/ Maths games on different topics
Other Circular areas: Gaeilge – Abair liom – https://www.folensonline.ie/
Art – Arthub – Youtube. A good resource for step by step drawing
PE/ Movement breaks – https://www.gonoodle.com/ , Cosmic yoga – youtube, 10at10 https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/ , The Body Coach YouTube channel – daily P.E class at 9am Monday – Friday https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/featured
Geography –NationalGeographickids – Youtube
Science – Science channel – Youtube
*https://www.folensonline.ie/ Folens are currently giving free access to parents to help support home learning. It contains ebooks and resources in all subject areas. To sign in, register as a teacher and use the code: Prim20 for the school Roll Number.
**Twinkl is a fantastic resource for worksheets and powerpoints in all areas. They are also running a free membership during this time. Go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS