1st & 2nd Class links

1st and 2nd Class

20th April - 1st May


Wonderland Pgs 25-35

The Rainbow Fish:

Follow the link to a video of ‘The Rainbow Fish’ by Marcus Pfister.


Pause the video at 1:59 and make a prediction – the little fish has just asked the Rainbow Fish for one of his colourful scales, what do you think will happen next?  Write a short passage beginning with ‘I predict..’ and create a small illustration / picture to match it.

Then, watch the video until the very end.  Were your predictions correct?

Choose your favourite character from the story.   Write about your favourite character using adjectives or describing words to ‘paint pictures with your words’.

When we read the story of The Hare and the Tortoise, there was a moral to the story.  This means that there was a special message in the story.  Think back on the story of the story of The Rainbow Fish – what would you choose to be the moral or special message to this story?

Grammar – Adjectives:

Write two lists of describing words / adjectives to describe the Rainbow Fish – one list to describe him at the beginning of the story and one for the end of the story.

Audiobooks – David Walliams:

You may want to listen to some audiobooks from David Walliams.  A selection of stories from ‘The Worlds Worst Children’ are available on his website:




Mothúcháin (Cluiche)  - Feelings (Game)


Gníomhaíohctaí (Sa Bhaile) – Actions (At Home)

** Meatsáil na cártaí – match the cards **


Toraíochta Taisce – Treasure Hunt

** Beir ar na bolgáin agus roghnaigh an focal ceart.  Bailigh na píosaí óir – Catch the bubbles and choose the correct word.  Collect the pieces of gold **


Cúla 4

** Games and TV shows as Gaeilge m.sh Spongebob, Dónall Dána, Adventure Time




2D Shapes

Find examples of the following 2D Shapes in your home (indoors and outdoors).  Try to find at least five examples of each!






Oval (2nd Class only)


Using the Geoboard app, create the following shapes:

- a shape with three corners

- a shape with four sides

- a shape with equal sides


What shapes do you think you wouldn’t be able to make using the geoboard? Why?



Symmetry Games




Symmetry Song


After watching the video, describe symmetry in your own words.

Investigate the objects in your surroundings – are they symmetrical? How many lines of symmetry do they have?  Make sketches of the objects and draw lines of symmetry using a ruler or straight edge.



Bread and Wine



Washing of the Feet (Scripture Story)


 The Last Supper (Colouring Page)


Eat this Bread (Song)


The Last Supper (Song)





Click the link and read about how rainbows are made.
Describe how rainbows are made in your own words.

Write five key facts about rainbows.


Think of a rhyme that will help us to remember the seven colours of the rainbow e.g. Richard of York gave battle in vain.  Each word must begin with the same letter as the colours that they represent!

Go on a colour hunt around your house – indoors or outdoors.  Find at least five objects for each of the colours of the rainbow.

STEM Activity:

Create rainbows at home using the following instructions:


  • A glass of water (about three quarters full)
  • White paper
  • A sunny day


  1. Take the glass of water and paper to a part of the room with sunlight (near a window is good).
  2. Hold the glass of water (being careful not to spill it) above the paper and watch as sunlight passes through the glass of water, refracts (bends) and forms a rainbow of colors on your sheet of paper.
  3. Try holding the glass of water at different heights and angles to see if it has a different effect.

** Take a photo of your results and send it to Ms O’Rourke through email!! **



Go Noodle:

The Body Coach: PE with Joe

** Search for PE with Joe Playlists **

Cosmic Kids Yoga


Gratitude Jar:

Create a Gratitude Jar using materials which you can find at home – an empty jar, bottle or tub and small slips of paper or sticky notes.

Each day, add a small note to the jar including drawings or pieces of writing describing one thing that you are grateful or thankful for.  At the end of the month, open the jar and look back at the different things that made you feel happy or that you were thankful for.

Think about what it means to be thankful or grateful?  What are you thankful for each and every day?

The Rainbow Fish:

Watch the video of the story of the Rainbow Fish.  Do you think the Rainbow Fish was being fair at the beginning of the story? Was he a good friend?

At the end of the story, the Rainbow Fish learns to share.  Can you think of any other things that we can do to be good friends?  Create a spider diagram / mind map of your ideas.


Tin Whistle:
Practice the following songs: Mary had a Little Lamb and Hot Cross Buns

Music Theory – Rhythm:
Follow the rhythm of the song ‘John Ryan’s Polka’.


Clap, stamp or play a homemade instrument, following the rhythm of the song.
Play your instrument when the white bar reaches the coloured dot.  You may try to add more instruments or play it with another person after some practice!


Yellow:                 Clap

Red:       Stamp

Green:  Click fingers

Blue:      Shhh


Describe the tempo of the piece of music – is it slow, fast or medium paced?
Who do you think John Ryan is or was?
When or where do you think you would hear this piece of music playing?
What instruments could you hear when you listened to this piece of music?



Create a rainbow mosaic at home using the following link to help you:


You might want to use sheets of coloured paper, old magazines, scrap paper or pieces of white paper coloured in using your own paints or colours.  Use your pritt stick to stick down the pieces of paper.


16th March - 3rd April

English Reading:
Wonderland Pgs 15 – 25
Report Writing: Research and write a report based on a rainforest animal of your choice.  Create a poster about your animal – including information about appearance, habitat (where it lives), what it eats etc.  You may draw or print pictures to be included with your writing.


Cuardach Focal (Word search):
https://www.scoilnet.ie/uploads/resources/21759/21482.pdfTarraing agus Dathaigh (Draw and colour):https://www.scoilnet.ie/uploads/resources/21761/21484.pdf
Cluiche (Game):
Cruthaigh d’aimsir féin bunaithe ar an lá atá ann inniu
(Create your own weather report based on today’s weather)https://www.cula4.com/games/aimsir/index.html

Maths - Length:

First Class – Measure the following using hand spans and book lengths

  1. The width of your kitchen table
  2. The heights of your couch
  3. The width of the window
  4. The height of the window
  5. The height of one family member
  6. The width of your front door

Second Class – Using your metre string, find 10 items around the house that are longer than a metre and 10 items that are shorter than a metre.  Try your best to find an item that is exactly one metre long.

Addition and Subtraction:




Read the Easter Story  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/easter/easterstory.aspx

An Easter Surprise (Video from Grow in Love)   https://vimeo.com/171909572

SESE - Explore the Rainforest:


 Rainforest Fact-file:


 Layers of the Rainforest:


Create an image showing the different layers of the rainforest (emergent, canopy, understory and forest floor).  Include the typical plants and animals of each layer.  You may use online resources to help you.

STEM activity:

A rain stick is a musical instrument which is usually used to encourage rainfall.  It looks similar to a long shaker, typically filled with small pebbles or beans.

Create a rain stick using household resources (e.g. kitchen roll / tin foil tube and rice).

Watch the following video to show you how to play the rain stick: