1st Class

30th March 2020

Hi everyone in 1st class!

I miss you all! I hope you are all well and enjoying your time at home with your families.  I’m sure you’re all looking forward to Easter, not long now!  This week we will add in some Easter activities to get us ready 🙂

Enjoy…

 

 

30 March-3rd April

English – 

  • Revise these tricky words and put each one into a sentence or write a short story using the words (maybe pick 3 words each day?) : once, many, to, eight, said, they, all, live, I
  • Keep reading as much as you can with books that you have at home or find things to read online
  • Always remember (watch out for these when you’re reading and use them when you’re writing) : your capital letters, commas, fullstops, question marks, exclamation marks, speech marks don’t forget to use these when writing your sentence with ‘said’
  • For Easter – Easter is not just about treats and chocolate eggs!  1. Find out why we celebrate Easter, this youtube video may help you The Easter Story  2. Write about it in your homework copy and draw a picture

 

Maths –

  • Keep going each day with Work it Out
  • Practise your 10+ Tables each day : say them out loud and write them down if you like to test yourself!
  • Do some tens and units revision and some addition revision

          

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Gaeilge –

  • cúla4 is great for watching cartoons as Gaeilge!
  • Make an Easter card using nice Easter blessings as Gaeilge : ‘Cáisc Shona Duit’ (Happy Easter) agus ‘Beannachtaí na Cásca Ort’ (Easter Blessings).  Here are some samples from twinkl…

     

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Be active – 

These are fun and easy ways to keep active, maybe pick one to do each day! 🙂

 

Further ideas and resources – 

There are a lot of free online resources available, many have been posted on the school’s facebook page.  Twinkl has a huge variety of resources and printable worksheets, colouring sheets, word searches etc.

If you need to contact me I am available at mrssavage@stfrancisns.ie.

 

Stay safe 🙂

Mrs Savage

 

 

 

23rd March 2020

Dear 1st class children and parents,

I hope you are all well and keeping healthy and happy!  This is a challenging time for us all and I would like all of the children to know that I am thinking of them and I’m looking forward to the time when we are all back in class together again.

I realise that everyone is trying to keep busy and active so below I have suggested some activities to do at home.  I also understand that everyone’s circumstances are different so no pressure at all to complete the activities, the main aim is for everyone to be healthy and happy!

Written work can be completed on individual pages or in a copy if possible.

Suggested activities for 23rd-27th March:

English –

  • Revise these tricky words and put each one into a sentence or write a short story using the words (maybe pick 3 words each day?) : like, where, your, some, come, mother, love, want, here
  • Keep reading as much as you can with books that you have at home or find things to read online
  • Pick a book that you have read and do a book review on it
  • Always remember your capital letters, commas, fullstops, question marks, exclamation marks (watch out for them when you’re reading and use them when you are writing)

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Maths –

  • Keep going each day with Work it Out
  • Practise your 9+ Tables each day

 

Gaeilge –

  • Bí ag léamh lch.21 (Read pg.21)
  • Scríobh ‘An Nuacht’ (Write ‘The News’) – The days of the week at the top of the page and the words along the sides of the page are there to help you complete your news

     

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  • focloir.ie is an online dictionary if needed
  • cúla4 is great for watching cartoons as Gaeilge!

 

Be active – 

These are fun and easy ways to keep active, maybe pick one to do each day! 🙂

 

Further ideas and resources – 

There are a lot of free online resources available at this time, many have been posted on the school’s facebook page.  Twinkl has a huge variety of resources and printable worksheets, colouring sheets, word searches etc.

If you need to contact me I am available at mrssavage@stfrancisns.ie.

 

Stay safe 🙂

Mrs Savage

 

 

 

 

12th November 2019

We had a very busy first term in 1st class!

In September, the children enjoyed being back together after the Summer holidays and morning activities allowed them plenty of time to catch up with each other.  They have been having fun drawing and colouring, playing games, and building and making things.

They even made really cool friendship bracelets out of paper, completely their idea by the way!!  Myself and our SNA Sarah were lucky enough to be given many of these lovely bracelets…mine covered almost half my arm and got me a few strange looks when I went into Tescos wearing them! Lol!  But nevertheless I wore them with pride!

We also celebrated and learned about the Chinese Mooncake/Mid-Autumn Festival. We are also lucky enough to have Jessica in our class and thanks to Jessica’s mum we all enjoyed a piece of delicious mooncake that she took all the way from China!

We all thanked Jessica…in Chinese!!

And we all wished everyone a Happy Mooncake Festival!

 

 

We ended September with a bit of a picnic in the classroom! Sure why not 🙂

In October, we had an amazing visit from the Reptile Zoo, a little scary as it involved snakes, but very interesting to see and hear about the animals.  We even got to touch them!

We started training with the Geraldine’s in October too and are still training with them every Friday. Thanks to the Geraldine’s we are learning lots of new skills and having so much fun at the same time!

We took part in fun maths activities during Maths Week, some as a class and for some we joined with other classes. We had a quiz in the hall and a maths trail outside on the school grounds in the lovely fresh air!

We did a cool lesson and told each other all about our talents and what we were good at!

We ended October with our preparations for Halloween! Sarah and I painted lots of smelly feet! Lol! Fun to watch the children as they struggled not to laugh having their feet painted…impossible!

Now it’s November and what better way to start the new term than with our beautiful new classroom!  I was so excited when I went in on Thursday morning to flick on the lights and the heating before the children arrived but OMG the excitement on their little faces when they walked in was just priceless! WOW!

17th September 2019

All About Me!

We will be moving into our new classroom soon and we are preparing lovely displays for our walls.  This All About Me! display will be a very special one as it will help us all to learn new things and cool facts about each other.

They will complete this at home with you as you are the person who knows your child best!  Take time with your child to chat about it all and help them along.  They have until Friday to complete it as follows:

Tuesday– Spend some time chatting about it

Wednesday – Start writing and filling in each section

Thursday – Complete the writing and colour it! (remember not to colour over the writing)

Take it into school Friday.  No need to worry about the ‘picture of me’.  We will use school photos for this section.

Thanks and enjoy!!

 

 

16th September 2019

Apologies for not posting on here sooner.  I have been getting to know the pupils and finding my own feet having been away from St Francis NS for 3 years.

As you are aware, 1st class is currently residing in the school library on the 1st floor of the school.  We have fantastic views over the school grounds behind the main building and to the fields beyond.  In less than 2 weeks time however, we hope to move in to our brand new prefab, next to the 2nd class prefab.  The ground work has all been done and the prefab will be hoisted in to place next weekend.

Last Friday we had a Free Dress Day and a huge thank you to everyone who brought in a donation for the Geraldines GFC Mighty Marquee weekend.  As a class, we will be benefiting from in-school coaching later in the year from the Geraldines, and this fundraiser goes towards their coaching coats.

We enjoyed playtime together in class and here are some photos.

 

This page will be updated regularly and will contain important information regarding events in our classroom. Please keep an eye on it for any updates. We are a green school and to save paper we use this page to update parents rather than sending home notes all the time.

Thank you all very much for your co-operation.

Deirbhile Savage
Class Teacher – 1st Class

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