First Class Activities 25th - 29th May

Dear Parents and Gaurdians, We are continuing with our theme "Planet Earth and Taking Care of the Environment". The First Class Teaching Team have put together some activities.
First Class Activities 25th - 29th 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

The National Gallery are running an inclusive self portrait art competition for children of all ages. You will find details on how to enter at the link below.
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Screenshot 2020-05-22 at 14.01.40.pngWorld Bee Day

Did you know it was World Bee Day on May 20th?

Next time you are out for a walk, see if you can spot some bees? Find out more about the importance of bees and to help save them. Click here

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

Last week of our Lego Challenge Screenshot 2020-04-30 at 6.20.40 PM.pngSee the amazing creations here Lego Challenge

Why not try making some SLIMEScreenshot 2020-05-20 at 10.02.30.pngHave some fun, make different coloured slime!

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 25th May

  • See attached Sheet

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Speech Bubbles.

What would you say if you met one of your friends today?

Draw 2 speech bubbles. In the first write what your question to your friend would be. Then guess how they would answer!


Click below to find some interesting facts about Sea Stars (some people call them Starfish)...

Sea Stars Video

Can you write down your favourite fact about Sea Stars and draw this fact?

The 30 Day Lego Challenge.

Screenshot 2020-05-20 at 14.52.53.pngThis is the last week of our Lego Challenge. Let’s see what amazing things you can build!

Design and build you dream bedroom. What would have in your dream bedroom?

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


child writing.jpgA Challenge!

Can you write your name using your hand that you don’t write with? It’s really difficult! Have a few goes.

It looks like a spider tried writing your name!

Tuesday 26th May


Can you help the farmer and animals get safely across the river?

5c.jpgChallenge Question:
If you found a 5c every day for 5 days. How much money would you have?


Screenshot 2020-05-20 at 10.51.12.pngWe miss hearing the wonderful stories you write in school. Today we would love if you could write a story for us. This link might help you.

Choose what type of story you would like to write about from the four options and click on it. Then click in K-1st.

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To help you get started with you story, click on the buttons and it will give you a sentence to begin with. If you don’t like that sentence just click again!

!Remember to give your story a title and a beginning, a middle and an end.


Screenshot 2020-05-20 at 14.45.33.pngDo you know what a self-portrait is? It’s a painting or picture that the artist has done of themselves, a bit like a selfie! Look at the attached page to see some of the most famous self-portraits by famous artists. Now we want you to have a go at doing your own self-portrait. Good luck!

The 30 Day Lego Challenge.

Build a Bridge

Orla and John the lollipop people are not in work. Can you build a bridge to help the children get across Gardiner Street to school.

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


Screenshot 2020-05-20 at 14.58.27.pngLearn a new skill

Have a go at tying your own laces. This link will help you.

Wednesday 27th May
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Screenshot 2020-05-20 at 15.06.22.pngListen to the story below called The Boy and the Starfish.

Pretend you are the boy on the beach with hundreds of starfish (sea stars). Would you try to throw some of the starfish back into the sea?Write down a reason why you would or would not try.


Look at the attached sheet called Sea Stars of the World.

There are many many types of Sea Stars. Can you draw and decorate your favourite one?


This week we are going to explore Africa.

Screenshot 2020-05-22 at 19.13.19.pngAfrica is one of the 7 continents. Listen to this great song to help you remember the continents.

Can you find Africa on google maps? Is it in the Northern or Southern hemisphere?

Watch this amazing video about Africa

The 30 Day Lego Challenge

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Build a Robot

Aliens are invading the earth. Can you build a robot to stop them?

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


Four Legged Sea Star:

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Lie on your back. Pretend you are a four legged sea star! Try moving around the room. Is it easy?

Now lie on your tummy. Try moving around now. Is it easier or more difficult?

Thursday 28th May

Play the addition and subtraction mental maths train.

Challenge Question: John has 8 sweets and Ann has 6 sweets. Can you think of a way that they could have equal amounts?


Write a Report:

Africa is home to many amazing animals.

Read attached sheet: Animal fact file

Which one is your favourite?

Can you write a short report on that animal?


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Watch this video about making an African mask. You can copy this or design your own mask! If you don’t have the materials, you can draw a picture of a mask.


See the attached sheet:‘How to draw an elephant’.

Give it a go and best of luck!!

The 30 Day Lego Challenge.

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Build a Vehicle

Design and build the fastest vehicle you can.

It might be a rocket or a train or a plane. Let your imagination run wild!


Screenshot 2020-05-22 at 19.53.21.pngTake some time out to relax today, think about all that you have done so far this week. Sit for a little while and read a story or listen to some gentle music.

Friday 29th May
  • See attached Sheet

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Watch this interesting video about elephants

Read attached file:African elephants

Can you write 3 interesting things about the African elephant.


Screenshot 2020-05-22 at 19.45.24.pngWatch and listen to this lovely African folk story about how music began with all the animals


Screenshot 2020-05-22 at 19.49.07.pngThings that make me happy.

Take time to think about the past week and some of the things that make you happy.

See the attached sheet: Things that make me happy.

You don’t need to print it out, you can draw your own picture.

The 30 Day Lego Challenge.

Screenshot 2020-05-20 at 15.22.44.pngBuild a classroom

If you could build your classroom for next year what would you put in it?

Activities Animated Celebration Clipart GifHappy Friday!

Well done, you have been great this week.

Listen to this lovely song that celebrates all the wonderful things about you, your family and friends!

Download Section

First Class Activities 25th - 29th May.pdf

Maths Week 8.pdf

Sea Stars or the World.pdf

Things that make me happy.pdf

How to draw an elephant.pdf

Lego Challenge.pdf

famous self-portraits.pdf

Continents of the world.pdf

African Animals.pdf

World map.pdf

Safari animal factfile.pdf

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