30th March – Under the Sea

Dear Parents,

I hope you and the children are keeping well and staying safe. I thoroughly enjoyed receiving all of your wonderful work and photos of what you’ve been up to these past few weeks. I loved seeing how some of you have taken up new hobbies or are perfecting old ones! Your photos put a big smile on my face every day!! Thank you so much for sharing! 😊

Here is your suggested work to cover for this coming week. The theme is ‘Under the Sea’ and no, I did not get this idea from my recent subscription to Disney plus!!! 😂❤ If you so wish, maybe have a sit down and watch one of Mrs. Teeling’s favourite Disney movies ‘The Little Mermaid’.


-ag and –ap word families


Create a rhyme




Ask the children to come up with words that end in –ag and -ap.

Ask them to write their list onto their word family houses.

Develop an awareness of rhyme using these words.


Revise digraphs


Revise digraphs /ch/, /sh/, /qu/, /ai/, /oa/, /ie/ /ee/ and /or/

(If you have logged on to twinkl.ie/offer with code: IRLTWINKLHELPS you can download worksheets for the above sounds- simply search ‘find and write ch’ etc.)

Make a list of words with these digraphs.

You can also play Geraldine the Giraffe to revise the above sounds.


Tricky words:

Write, go, see



Read and write sentences with their new tricky words.

My News

Written using cursive handwriting.



Continue cursive handwriting practice;

(GWTF Downloaded resource from last week)




My News: focusing on Who? What? When? Where? and Why? Introduce feelings words in to their news; I was happy/glad/sad when….. etc.



Practice cursive handwriting- You can avail of our Go with the Flow online resource here http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/gwtf-handwriting/index.html#!/book-sections/1/section-groups/1


Dictation: Call out a list of words familiar to your child and ask them to write it down. Simple CVC/CVCC/CCVC words (words they can sound out phonetically) from their word families (e.g. map/ bags/ flap) or words from their digraph list (e.g. pain/ born/ shout)



Close your eyes and listen to the poem being read. Visualise the shells upon the shore and the sounds from the ocean.

Read and recite the poem.


Next time you’re on a walk on the beach, bring a bucket and collect some shell teeth to make your own ocean’s smile art!



Listen to the story ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson

Recite the poem: Shell Teeth





Listen to the story ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson


-Discuss the setting of the story of the story, under the sea, sea creatures etc.

Ask your child to write their favourite part of the story and draw a picture.




Sensory formation

If you have sand or flour at home, place a small amount in to a baking tray and with your finger, write the numbers using correct formation 0-20.


Number addition

(Worksheets attached in email)

·        Sharing a Shell counting worksheet

·        Sharing a Shell addition to 10 and 20 worksheets

·        Under the Sea I Spy and Add to 20 worksheet


Treasure Hunt

(Counting cards and worksheets attached in email)


·        Hide the counting cards around your house.

·        As the children find the cards they can fill in their worksheets.

Maths Challenges

(Flashcards attached in email)


Share the shells evenly in to buckets.

(This can also be done with the shells you gather from the beach!)


Revise Éadaí (Clothes)

PowerPoint attached in email


Dathanna (Colours)

PowerPoint attached in email


Log in to edcolearning.ie using the free access codes above.

-Go to Bua na Cainte B, click on ‘An Teilifís’ and then click to page 42.

This page can be printed by hitting Ctrl + p








Amhráin (Songs)

Mise an traein

Ceann, Gualainn, Gluine is Cos

Ask the children to answer the Éadaí quiz using the PowerPoint attached in your email.


Iarr ar do pháiste; “cuir do lámh ar rud gorm/glas/buí” srl.

Ask your child to; “put your hand on something blue/green/yellow” srl.


Look at the page and ask your child;

Cad atá sa seomra suí? What is in the sitting room?

Repeat the answers as the point at the objects.

Tá lampa/ tolg/ cófra/ teilifís sa seomra suí.

There’s a lamp, sofa, press, television in the sitting room.

Cé atá sa seomra suí? Who is in the sitting room?

Tá Teidí sa seomra suí. Teidí is in the sitting room.


Worksheet: Colour by number; Dathaigh an tolg glas, an teilifís dubh, an hata gorm, an cófra donn, éadaí teidí dearg, an lampa corcra, an balla bándearg agus an talamh oráiste.


Sing the songs ‘Mise an Traein’ and ‘Ceann, Gualainn, Gluine is Cos’ (We were supposed to sing these for our school’s Lá Glas so the children know them very well.)





Sharing a Shell


Create a scene from the story ‘Sharing a Shell’ using shells you collected, paper, paint, recyclable material, sand (or blitzed porridge oats). Here are some ideas;

Mindfulness colouring

(worksheets attached)


Sharing a Shell themed and Under the Sea themed colouring sheets attached in email



Investigating water

PowerPoint attached in email

·   go on a walk around your home and garden and find sources of water/places where we find water (taps, drain pipes, puddles)

·   identify water features such as a puddle, a lake, a river, a stream, the sea

·   discuss uses of water at school and at home and ways to take care of/conserve water and the seaside


Create your own Lava Lamp ·      explore the effects of water on a variety of materials by mixing warm and cold water with sugar, oil, sand, salt.

·      design and make a lava lamp;




Physical Education


Fundamental movements:









Yoga for kids

Walk the line:

Walking along a line on the floor (this could be a line drawn with chalk or a strip of tape.

–        Turn fully around in the middle without losing balance or toppling off the line

–        Complete the task with their eyes closed (siblings can help by acting as a guide)

–        Hold a shape for a count of three as they balance on the line.

–        Try with a sibling or parent and do it at the same time! Can you move around each other without falling off the line?



Cosmic Kids Yoga; search on YouTube





Listening and responding to music:

The Little Mermaid


·        Listen to an excerpt of Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC_mV1IpjWA

·        Recognise and discern the happy quality in the music.

·        Respond to the music through movement- have a little dance around the room!

·        Listen to an excerpt of Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXKlJuO07eM

·        Recognise and discern the sad quality in the music

·        Differentiate between music that conveys a happy mood and a sad mood.

·        Respond to the music through movement.




As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on my email. I have included Gaeilge this week, I hope it is not too overwhelming to look at. You’ll be surprised to see how much the children understand and will know what to do!

RTÉ is planning to bring the classroom to the living room by broadcasting an hour of school on TV each weekday from next Monday. The “home school hub” will be aimed at first to sixth class pupils however I think my Senior Infant class would be very interested in this too! It will be broadcast on weekday mornings from 11am to 12pm.

 I hope you all have a lovely week!

Mrs. Teeling and Elsa Bear 😊🐶

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