First Class Activities 18th - 22nd May

Dear Parents and Guardians, The first class teaching team have put together some activities based on the theme "Planet Earth and Taking Care of the Environment".
First Class Activities 18th - 22nd May

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope you are all keeping safe and well. We have created another plan of activities on the theme of "Life on Planet Earth and Taking Care of the Environment". There is a range of subjects and activities from which to choose. Whichever you choose to do we encourage you to do it at your child's own pace.

Best wishes

Ms Beakey, Ms Bennett, Ms Coghlan, Ms Dunphy, Ms Gibbons, Ms King

Our Recommended Activities this Week

It is important that we continue to keep 2 metres distance between ourselves and other people when we are out doors. This can be difficult for young children to understand. If you haven't had a chance yet we recommend watching the following two videos. They explain physical (social) distancing for young children.

Explaining Social Distancing to Children | Meet the Helpers

What is physical distancing? | CBC Kids News

Why not try some water play this week

While you are experimenting and having fun with water remember to conserve (not waste) water. In school we learn not to leave the water running and check the tap before we leave class. You can save water when you are washing your hands or brushing your teeth.

This video gives some ideas on how we conserve (not waste) water at home. Keep watching to the end to hear a very funny joke!

Saving Water at Home

Try the 30 day Lego Challenge

If you have some Lego at home, look at the activities attached in the Lego Challenge and begin at day one this Monday. Each day is a different challenge.

You don’t have to do a challenge every day, just whenever you feel like you might like to design and build something.

Please send us the photos of your designs, we love seeing all your fabulous creations.

See the attached pdf for more information. If you have no Lego you can draw a picture.

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Explore countries, animals and habitats through photos, videos and games on the National Geographic Website. Click on the image below.

Every year, the National Gallery encourages people to get drawing. Explore all the possibilities of drawing on their website. Click on the image below.

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Recommended Books

The following books help children understand why we are staying at home for now and reassure them that this time will pass. Click on the links to the e-books. The PDF book "The Oyster and the Butterfly: The Coronavirus and me" is attached below.

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Everybody Worries

Stay Home Super Heroes

Free resources available on Twinkl.

If you have not already done so go to and sign up using the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. Get access to stories, games, lessons and printables.

Monday 18th May

  • See attached Sheet
  • Write the sentences and fill in the missing words in the attached worksheet ‘Making Sense!’


  • Have a look at this video about Endangered Animals.

Animals in Danger of Extinction

  • What does the word ‘endangered’ mean?

The 30 Day Lego Challenge.

Day 10: You and your friends decide to build a tree house.

Keep sending your photos in, we love to see your creations.


Shoulder Roll Breathing

Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 4.53.29 PM.pngSit in a comfortable position. As you take a slow deep breath in through your nose raise your shoulders up towards your ears. Breathe slowly out through your mouth, lowering your shoulders as you exhale. Repeat slowly 8 times.

Tuesday 19th May

  • Can you complete the Tower of Hanoi Challenge

Towers of Hanoi Activity

Challenge Question

If I spend half of my money and I have 20c left. How much did I have at first?



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How many different words can you make that have ee in the middle? Use the sounds in the photo to help you build some words.

Blue sounds are at the start of the word and pink at the end.

  • Now choose 5 of the words you have made and put them into sentences.
  • Draw an endangered animal

Underneath your picture, write one way we can help protect endangered animals. (Look at yesterday’s video clip Animals in danger of Extinctionif you can’t remember!)

The 30 Day Lego Challenge.

Day 11:Prince Charming hires you to build a castle for him and Cinderella.

Keep sending your photos in, we love to see your creations.


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Kneeling on hands and knees, practise balancing by lifting one arm or leg out straight, or opposite leg and arm out straight.

Wednesday 20th May
  • See attached Sheet

Geraldine the Giraffe is learning some words that have a silent w.

  • Can you learn how to spell these words?
    • write
    • wrong
  • Do the ‘Look, Cover, Write and Check’ way of learning.
  • Can you put these words into a funny sentence or question?


  • Take a musical journey around the world to hear some of the music you would hear in different parts of the world.

A Musical Journey - Song Library



Can you find it on Google Maps?


  • What hemisphere is it located in?
  • What ocean surrounds it?
  • Where is Uluru?
  • Find Sydney Opera House

The 30 Day Lego Challenge

Day 12: Dr. Who wants you to build a new TARDIS for him.

Keep sending your photos in, we love to see your creations.


Elephant Breathing:

Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 5.15.56 PM.pngStand with your feet wide apart and your hands dangling in front of your body like an elephant tusk. As you breathe in deeply through your nose, raise your arms high above your head. Then slowly swing arms down as you breathe out through your mouth. Repeat slowly 8 times.

Thursday 21st May
  • Look at this link to make some shape pictures!

Sing along to the shape song. Shapes Song Singalong


Homophones: words which sound the same but have a different spelling

  • See attached worksheet and rewrite the sentences



Aboriginal Dot Painting

Have a look at this tutorial video. Aboriginal Dot Painting Video

If you do not have paint you can use markers or any colours.


The Great Barrier Reef: the world’s largest coral reef system in the world

Watch these really interesting videos about coral reefs


  • Where is the Great Barrier Reef?
  • What is a Coral reef?
  • Name 2 animals that live in a Coral Reef?
  • Where do sea turtles lay their eggs?
  • What do hermit crabs wear on their back?

The 30 Day Lego Challenge

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Day 13:You are asked by the President to build a kennel for his two dogs . They are called Bród and Síoda.

Keep sending your photos in, we love to see your creations.


Practice some mindfulness and deep breathing. It’s time to relax.

Choose a few exercises from the list in Flow

Friday 22nd May
  • See attached Sheet

Animals in Australia

  • Watch this excellent video, there are some very unusual animals living in Australia!

Amazing Australian Animals

  • Read the attached fact sheet about Australian animals and write about your favourite one.


  • Think about all the good things you did this week.
  • List 5 great things you did this week.

Celebrate the New Day - Go Noodle

  • List 5 things you are grateful for on our planet Earth.

30 Day Lego Challenge

lego pic.jpgDay 14: Ms. Groves would like a new classroom for the Central Model Infants’ School. Can you help her to build it?

Keep sending your photos in, we love to see your creations.


It’s Friday, hooray!

Give yourself a high-five! Do something nice; go for a walk with your family, read a book, draw a picture, listen to your favourite song or play with your toys.


You are great!

You are kind!

You are gentle!

You are thoughtful!

You are brave!

You are very special!

Well done and have a great weekend. You deserve it!

Download Section

First Class Activities 18th - 22nd May.pdf

Maths Week 7.pdf

Oyster and Butterfly story.pdf

Making Sense.pdf

Homophones activity sheet.pdf

Australian Animals Powerpoint.pdf

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