20th April – Flowers🌸

Dear Parents,

I hope you and the children had a wonderful Easter break and are keeping well and staying safe. Thank you so much for sharing all of your lovely photos, I will have a blog post up during next week to share these with you!

Here is your suggested work to cover for this week.


-ig and –in word families

Create a rhyme


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

Ask them to write their list onto their word family flowers. For example;


Develop an awareness of rhyme using these words.


Digraph oo/oo

(Differentiated worksheets attached in email)


Play the links below:

Geraldine the Giraffe: digraph long /oo/


Geraldine the Giraffe: digraph short /oo/


Write a list of words with the digraph long /oo/

For example; moon, hoop, soon.

Write a list of words with the digraph short /oo/

For example; look, hook, book


Tricky words:

Number, no, way


Read and write sentences with their new tricky words.

My News

Written using cursive handwriting.

Continue cursive handwriting practice;


My Easter Holidays: 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-

If you have collected your books from school; continue on to the next page; cover approximately 2-3 letters each week but continue to revise others. 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. pig/ pins/ shin) or words from their digraph list (e.g. book/ spoon/ corn) etc.



Book Review

Worksheet attached in email


Choose your favourite book from your home library.

Write a book review on this book giving reasons why it’s your favourite.

Can you find any of your new tricky words in it? Are there any words with the long and short /oo/?



Busy at Maths Home/School Links Book


If you have collected the Busy at Maths home/ school links book, please feel free to work away at your child’s own pace. This book can also be accessed through cjfallon online.


Number addition

The story of 9

·        Complete the story of 9 using Busy at Maths pages 64-69. Also available using cjfallon online.

(If your child has already completed a page or two of this chapter, please feel free to work ahead)


Measuring length using non-standard units

·        Using the cjfallon login, complete pages 62 and 63 of the Busy at Maths workbook.

·        Or complete in your child’s workbook if it has been collected.

·        Do you have many plants and flowers in your garden? Can you measure how long they are?

Revise Éadaí (Clothes)

Dathanna (Colours)

Log in to edcolearning.ie

-Go to Bua na Cainte B, click on ‘An Teilifís’ and then click to page 44.

This page can be printed by hitting Ctrl + p


Continue to revise Éadaí and Dathanna using the links shared in Blog Post 3


Look at the page an point to the animals;

An capall (the horse)

An eilifint (the elephant)

An seilide (the snail)

An luch (the mouse)

Now ask your child to ‘rith go tapa’ (run fast)

‘siúl go mall’ (walk slowly)

You can play Simon says with these activities if you wish

“Deir Ó’Gradaigh……. rith go tapa/ siúl go mall/ léim go hard” etc.

Read the sentences on the page and ask your child to point to the correct picture. Then ask them to colour in the pictures using specific colours. For example; Cuir an dath gorm ar an eilifint.




Looking and Responding at the work of an artist

Georgia O’Keeffe


What you will need:



Water colours/ Paint or whatever materials you have in your home (colouring pencils/crayons/chalk)

Flowers from your garden

Georgia O’Keeffe was a famous American modern artist who was best known for her large flower paintings. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and studied art in Chicago and New York.

Let’s try sketching and painting our very own flowers! If you have flowers from your garden, use them as a stimulus.

Using a pencil, sketch the outline of your flower; remember- Georgia O’Keeffes flowers were so big they often went off the page! (Drawing incomplete petals might prove to be a difficult new skill for your child so encourage the bigger the better!!)


Life Cycle of a Plant

Worksheet and PowerPoint link attached in email.

Using the PowerPoint, learn about the life cycle of a flowering plant.

Complete the worksheets attached. (Life cycle and putting together a plant)

Can you help plant some flowers in your garden?

Physical Education


Outdoor fun!


Get outside for walks, cycles, games, football, etc. Even if children are playing on their own or with their siblings, there are many fun ways of keeping active:

o   Draw your own Hopscotch with chalk and play

o   Skipping

o   Hula-hoops

o   Design an obstacle course for siblings or pets!

o   Treasure hunts


·        Dabbledoo are offering all content for free to parents of schools with DabbledooMusic. The unique access link for Greenlanes is:


Have a look at the Sing-along folk songs section and learn the song ‘Green Grass Grew All Around’.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on my email. I hope you all have a lovely week!

Mrs. Teeling and Elsa Bear 😊🐶

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