Category Archives: Second Class

Mrs. Cronolly’s Home -Based Learning Activities.

 Here are some  suggested work to choose from for you home-based learning.

Maths and Literacy:

*If you have been provided with Toe-by-Toe, Hornett or specific speech and language programmes please continue with these daily.

Some  Spelling Activities. 

*https://padlet.com/ffarry1/firsec

*http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/lcwc/index.html)

 Maths Activities.

Top Marks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

*Primary Games

https://primarygames.co.uk

*Math Playground

https://www.mathplayground.com

*Maths is Fun

https://www.mathsisfun.com

Speech & Oral Language:

There is an online virtual visit to Dublin zoo, talk about the animals, draw the animals, design an animal habitat out of recycled materials etc.

There is a Virtual tour of the national museum and you discuss what interests you.

*Virtual tour of art galleries from around the world. Discuss what you see. What do you like about this painting? Does it remind you of any other paintings you have seen? Etc 

*Cosmic Kids yoga stories on YouTube

*Storyline online website-watch the video and discuss the story-

What was your favourite part? Why? How did it make you feel when…? Why? Draw your favourite scene from the story. Make puppets and retell the story using the puppets. 

Wellbeing:

*Cosmic Kids yoga stories on YouTube:
(https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga)

*The Blue Day Book for Kids ‘A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up’

*Happy: A Children’s Book of Mindfulness

New Educational Websites for 2nd Class.

Here are some websites for 2nd class recommended by Miss Campbell and Miss Fallon.

Safe Search Engines for kids:

https://www.alarms.org/kidrex/

https://www.kiddle.co/

General Resources:

https://www.twinkl.ie/sign-in

Gaeilge:

https://www.seideansi.ie/rang2.php

Maths:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-2

http://www.snappymaths.com/counting/fractions/interactive/halfquartersimm/halfquartersimm.htm

Literacy:

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

https://www.storynory.com/

SESE (History, Geography, Science):

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learning-zone/primary-students/1st-+-2nd-class/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/history/

https://www.makemegenius.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/turtlediarydotcom

PE/SPHE:

https://app.gonoodle.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Art:https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub

December 2nd class

2nd class have had a busy Winter so far. In SESE we learnt all about Space and the Space Race. We worked really hard on our Space Projects and presented them to our classmates and other classes in the school.

For Science week we made rockets using foam insulation, card and rubber bands. We had great fun setting them off on yard.

We learnt about symmetry, fractions and money; to name a few things, in Maths.

We wrote really interesting narrative stories ensuring we included interesting characters, settings, a problem and a resolution. We have displays of all our creative stories in classrooms 7 and 8.

In art, we created beautiful Winter Snowmen, rockets and reindeers.

We have talked about Advent and preparing for Christmas in our Grow in Love programme.

We have worked very hard this term and are looking forward to an exciting Christmas holiday.

Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir!

2nd Class term 1

Second class have had a busy start to the year. We are writing really interesting recounts in English and we will have a book of recounts to bring home after Halloween break. We have been learning poems – maybe ask us to recite one! We started our guided reading programme and there are so many interesting books for us to read. Ms. Campbell is reading us George’s Marvellous Medicine.

We have also been learning lots of new vocabulary, songs, poems and even carrying out roleplays in Irish!

We really enjoyed Maths week. We started each day with a riddle! We went on a Maths trail and Mrs. McCabe carried out lots of exciting Maths activities with us.

In History, we have created a class timeline. We learnt about Thomas Edison, who is perhaps the greatest inventor of all time! We talked about myths and legends as well, and know all about the Salmon of Knowledge. Poor Finnegas!

We have been busy drawing maps in Geography. We had 2 guards visit our classes and talk to us about their role in the community.

In Science we learnt about the skeleton, teeth and the migrating swallow. We had a visit from some dentists fron the AIT and they did a really interesting workshop with us.

We’ve also been practising out Art skills. We drew self-portraits, blended chalks to create colourful autumn leaves, drew still life fruit bowls from observation and we painted beautiful autumn trees. We created some scary looking pumpkins! We’ve been singing lots of lovely songs in Music and some spooky Halloween ones too.

In PE we have played games like Gladiator, Gladiator and we have been practising our basketball skills.

We are all looking forward to our Mid-Term break.

Summer Term 2nd class

We have had a busy final term in second class. We had our very important First Holy Communion Day when we received Jesus for the first time.

We have been focusing on report writing in English. We each wrote a report on an animal we were interested in and presented it to our class mates.

We learnt about the heroic Antarctic explorer Tom Crean in History. We also read the legend Cúchulainn and rewrote the story in our own words.

We went on a field trip to The Hedgerow and enjoyed picking out the different trees in the canopy, the bushes in the understorey, and the little flowers and insects in the shrub and herb layers.

We also painted and printed many beautiful summer scenes.

We enjoyed a wonderful Sports Day and a fantastic School Tour.

We are all ready for our holidays and look forward to recharging our batteries for third class!

Class Tour

Term 2 2nd class

Look at more of the interesting things 2nd class have been learning about.

We learnt all about Brazil, and Pelé! We created some toucans to keep with our Brazilian theme. We constructed water filters in Science and learnt all about Electricity.

We completed explanation writing in English. We wrote about ‘how plants get food’ because we were learning about photosynthesis in Science.

We have continued learning lots of new vocabulary in Gaeilge. Cuir ceist oraibh, ‘Cén sort gruaig atá ort?’ Rinnemar dramaíocht – Fionn agus an Dragún, le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Rinneamar jab maith agus bhí an –spórt againn!

We are learning about capacity in Maths. We are sorting containers according to how much liquid they can hold.

We created funny fabric fellows! We made Easter pots out of clay, which we will fill with eggs before bringing them home for Easter.

Term 1 2nd class

Second class have had a busy start to the year. We are writing interesting recounts in English and we will have a book of recounts to bring home after Halloween break. We have been learning poems – maybe ask us to recite one! We started our guided reading programme and there are so many interesting books for us to read. Ms. Campbell is reading us George’s Marvellous Medicine.

We have also been learning lots of new vocabulary, songs, poems and even carrying out roleplays in Irish!

We really enjoyed Maths week. We started each day with a riddle! What starts with T ends with T and has T in it……………A teapot! We had a Mental Maths competition each day with Evelyn, Evan and Oisín winning the final. We went on a Maths trail and Mrs. McCabe carried out lots of exciting Maths activities with us.

In History, we have created a class timeline. We learnt about Thomas Edison, who is perhaps the greatest inventor of all time! We also talked about myths and legends  and know all about the Salmon of Knowledge. Poor Finnegas!

We have been busy drawing maps in Geography. We had 2 guards visit our classes and talk to us about their role in the community. We also learnt about storms and hurricanes.

In Science we learnt about the skeleton, teeth and the migrating swallow.

We’ve also been practising out Art skills. We drew self-portraits, blended chalks to create colourful autumn leaves and we painted beautiful autumn trees. We created some scary looking pumpkins! We’ve been singing lots of lovely songs in Music and some spooky Halloween ones too.

In PE we have played games like Gladiator, Gladiator and we have been practising our running skills.We are all looking forward to dressing up on Thursday and to our Mid-Term break.

Winter

2nd class have had a busy Winter so far. In SESE we learnt all about Space and the Space Race. We also learnt all about Sound, Homelessness and Christmas in the Past. We worked really hard on our Space Projects and presented the m to our classmates and other classes in the school.

We learnt about symmetry, fractions and money; to name a few things, in Maths.

We wrote really interesting narrative stories ensuring we included interesting characters, settings, a problem and a resolution.

We created beautiful Winter tree scenes, Reindeers, Santas and Snowmen in Art.

We have talked about Advent and preparing for Christmas. We have started attending our ‘Do this In Memory’ Masses in preparation for First Communion.

We have worked very hard this term and are looking forward to an exciting Christmas holiday.

Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir!

Look at our Science Projects!

 

 

 

Summer Second Class

We have had a busy final term in second class. We had our very important First Holy Communion Day when we received Jesus for the first time.

We have been focusing on report writing in English. We each wrote a report on an animal we were interested in and presented it to our class mates. We have learnt lots more poems and we visited our beautiful new library. We enjoyed some DEAR time on some very comfortable seats!

We learnt about the heroic Antarctic explorer Tom Crean in History. We also read the legend Cúchulainn and rewrote the story in our own words. We drew pictures to accompany the events in the story.

We went on a field trip to The Hedgerow and enjoyed picking out the different trees in the canopy, the bushes in the understorey, and the little flowers and insects in the shrub and herb layers..

Mr. O’Leocháin helped us breed our own butterflies. We received caterpillars in April and looked after them for 4 weeks until they were butterflies and we could release them into the wild. We are also learning about The Cuckoo. Ask us why it is such a cheeky bird?

We made puppets from coffee cups in Art. We also painted many beautiful summer scenes.

We enjoyed a wonderful Sports Day and a fantastic School Tour.

We are all ready for our holidays and look forward to recharging our batteries for third class!

Spring Second Class

Look at more of the interesting things 2nd class have been learning about.

We were discussing procedural writing in English. We made our own banana milkshake and wrote up the recipe. We also made water filters in Science and wrote up the procedure so other people could learn how to make them too!

In Maths, along with all our number facts, we have been learning about number, weight, time, length and 3D shapes. Quiz us about them at home!

We have lots of information to tell you about China. Did you know China is the 4th largest country in the world? We learnt about where silk comes from in the Legend of the silkworm and learnt all about Chinese New Year which took place on the 28th February.

We learnt all about the tragic Titanic in history and are full of information about why this ‘unsinkable ship’ was not quite unsinkable!!!

Rinnemar dramaíocht – Fionn agus an Dragún, le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Rinneamar jab maith agus bhí an –spórt againn!

We used oil pastels to create colourful Picasso portraits and painted beautiful Spring daffodils.

Winter

Winter

2nd class have had a busy Winter so far. In SESE we learnt all about Space and the Space Race. We also learnt all about Sound, Homelessness and Christmas in the Past.

We learnt about symmetry, fractions and money; to name a few things, in Maths.

We wrote really interesting narrative stories ensuring we included interesting characters, settings, a problem and a resolution. We can recite lots of new poems: This Winter I went Sledding and Melinda made a Snowman are two of our winter ones.

We created beautiful Winter tree scenes, Santas and Snowmen in Art.

We have talked about Advent and preparing for Christmas. We have started attending our ‘Do this In Memory’ Masses in preparation for First Communion. We performed our Christmas Nativity Play ‘Rock the Baby.’

We have worked very hard this term and are looking forward to an exciting Christmas holiday.

Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir!