Let’s Go Rathlin!

Let’s Go Rathlin!

What a beautiful day everyone. I hope you can go out into your garden and enjoy it. In addition, I’d you can do some of the following:

Maths – Remember we were working on maps and spatial awareness. I hope that you can put some of the skills we practised into place and draw a map of your house. Include all the rooms downstairs and if you live in a two storey house, I’d love to see a second map with it. It should look something like the map below. Include colour:-) Please email me a photo of your work so we can post some on our school facebook page. Our class email for you to use is rathlin@stbrigids.net

Lego – I’m sure most of you have lots of lego bricks at home. For this challenge I’d like you to build your dream home. When you have built your dream lego house, please take a photo and email to rathlin@stbrigids.net Some images below for inspiration.

good morning !

I hope you are all doing well.Remember this is not easy for any of us.Everyone is missing everyone.Make sure you take lots of photos ,yours may the winner.!!!(see yesterdays post)

Now a bit of work…..The Food Pyramid is our guide to a healthy balanced diet.Click here to look at it. Here is a poster if you have a printer I want you to make your own over the next few days using old magazines .Ask the person who is shopping to pick up some food promotion leaflets over the next few days (Aldi, Lidl, Supervalue, Dunns,etc) Draw a triangle as large as you can.Using what you have is fine.I have been told that Mr Price is still open but not sure.Follow the example of the link above,when you have it finished, you could put it on your fridge.(photo opportunity!!) I also have a food groups game for you to play.You will also enjoy watching this video.The Eatwell plate is also a guide to healthy eating. You can have a look at it here. Remember you can access all these sites by clicking on the words in blue.

Have a nice day and remember to be kind.Practice some of your your tasks I have already given you.


Hi Rathlin, I hope you are all as happy as the two little guys above. I’m sure you’re all helping out at home and doing what you’re asked.

I’m staying in my house or garden. I’m washing my hands A LOT. When I go for a sort walk, I make sure to stay 2m away from anyone I’m passing by. These things are really important right now and I know you all want to make good choices and do the right thing as well.

I’m getting to grips with this website and I’m going to be posting things n it regularly. I hope to give you a few ideas for things you can do at home.

We now have a class email and for some of the things I will ask you to do, it would be brilliant if you could email me photos and we can try and flood our facebook page with photos of your work.

Our very own class email is : rathlin@stbrigids.net

Red – Good Morning Song

Here is the Good Morning song the children and I sing every morning in school. It might be nice if you could play it with your child and get them to join in singing and/ or signing!

Again, if you have any questions, would like some support or would like to share videos or photos with me, please email red@stbrigids.net. – S. Donlon

Class Red – Activities

Hello boys and girls in Class Red. Hope you are all having lots of fun, playing lots and are keeping safe at home. Missing you all! If parents have any questions or would like support with anything, please email me red@stbrigids.net, I’d be more than happy to try and help. I’d also love to see pictures of the activities you’ve been getting up to with your families!

With the beautiful weather we have been getting, a lovely outdoor learning activity is decorating your name using different materials you can find outside (either in your garden or a safe outdoor space). Collect different materials and then stick them onto your name on a page – see my example.

Here are a few more ideas of activities you can get up to during the week, only IF you have similar materials at home.

Explore using a fork and paint to make prints.

Practice sticking and for some, cutting skills by sticking different coloured pieces of paper onto a fish or any simple design.

Using paper plates to create dinosaurs and tropical fish.

Hello Dalkey!

I hope you and your families are all well and keeping busy.

The following work is for this week. It may take you longer and go over into next week. That’s fine. Remember, pace yourself and don’t bust yourself!

NOW… let’s talk a little bit about keeping busy.

A Keeping Busy Schedule

The following schedule is from the Irish Educational Psychology Service. You don’t have to follow it exactly but it is a good starting point.

The idea is that even though we are not in a school routine at the moment we should try to make a positive home routine for ourselves. Please download the schedule for yourselves. If you can, print it out and fill it in. Try and stick to a daily routine. It’s good for the head! 😁

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More Work! I’m Sooooooo Happy!

Try not to…

  1. Stay in bed all morning.
  2. Sit in your bed gear all-day.
  3. Watch telly all day until late.
  4. Play Games all day until late.
  5. Eat whenever.
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No, no, no, no, no…

Now, of course, none of you would dream of it… So here’s some more work to fill the ‘school-work’ parts of your busy days!

For Aaron, Ann-Marie, Michelle and Anthony…

Unfortunately due to the Government’s new restrictions, I can’t get work-packs out to you at the moment Aaron, Ann-Marie, Michelle and Anthony because the school is closed. So I have included some online links to free websites to keep you going. (The last one is a Document and is only of use to you if you can print it out. Otherwise, leave it.)

The following website is National Geographic Kids and it is full of lovely pictures of animals and places. There are games and quizzes too. Browse away!


This website is for maths! You have to set up an account so get someone to help. It takes a few days to register. Select work at around the 7 to 9 years of age folks!


This next link is for David Walliams who is reading one of his books for you. How kind!


The next three sites are for online art and colour. Try all of them and see which one you like best. The last one is Disney.




This last website is for online book reading. It’s really nice.


This is the Document I told you about. You can Download it but be careful not to hit print on the whole booklet because its over 30 pages long! If you can, print out a few pages every now and then…

For Adam, Conor, Craig, Cumar, Dean, Niall and Patrick.

Before we begin gentlemen, do feel free to browse one or two of the links above.

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Yes, indeed…


This next link is to an audiobook website called Scribd. You usually have to pay to listen to their books but they are offering 30 days free for the moment.

Click the following link and it will bring you to an audio telling of a truley classic tale written by American author, Ernest Hemmingway. It is a story about an old man going to sea to fish. It is about being on your own and yet rising to the challenge in front of you. Written in a simple but powerful style we learn about the old fisherman, about his life and what drives him to never give up no matter how hard the situation.


This next site is also for audio books. It’s called Audible and is free for as long as schools are closed. I have no particular recommendation from it so browse away.


This next link is to free concerts that are being broadcast online. Browse whatever style you like tune in and… what’s the rest of that famous quote?


Now to business. This next link is to a Level 3 free online maths book. Though challenging enough, the book is laid out and explained well. To begin with I only want you to try chapter 1 which is about statistics- a subject very relevant for the current times.


This last link is a download of a Word document I want you to complete. Save it in your Dalkey Work folder on your Desktop. Complete the work in the document and hit the quick save icon as you work through it.

Remember! If you are stuck contact me on the following gmail address:


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(for the moment, anyway)

Keep Safe Everyone!

Choir Song No. 1

Song No. 1 – revise “I’d like to Teach the World to Sing”, use the YouTube clip to help revise lyrics and melody. Keep singing….

I’d Like to Teach the World To Sing

I’d like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow-white turtle doves

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I’d like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company

I’d like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
For peace throughout the land

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony……
I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
La La La La…………

I’d like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow-white turtle doves

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
And I’d like to hold it in my arms
And keep it company

I’d like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
For peace throughout the land

I’d like to teach the world to sing

I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony

I’d like to teach the world to sing

Shout out to all our great (phone)photographers!

The association of Teachers of Home Economics is running a photo competition . HOME ECONOMICS AT HOME 2020 .They want you or someone in the house to take a photo of you capturing cooking/baking/sewing/fabric care/well being/consumer studies/healthy living/family &community.

up load it to….#Homeeathome twitter account with your name and name and address of school.

There is a cash prize for you and your teacher!!!ahumm school I mean.

Inisbofin Number Work


A bag of sugar weighs 1kg. Can you find ten items of food in your press/fridge that weigh less than 1kg and more than 1kg. Make a list of these items. There are 1000g in a kg!

Practice your number bonds on topmarks.co.uk game hit the button. I think you will like this. Practice for 20 minutes a day. Once you are able to move on to the next level. This game will really help speed up your mental maths.

Good luck!

Inisbofin Language Work


Language Work

Continue writing your diary every day. You can type your diary if it suits you and you want to. You can then email into me at cfarrell@stbrigids.net If you prefer just hand write them out.

Punctuation work.

Take 5 sentences a day and write them out putting in the correct punctuation. Remember that you need a capital letter for the name if someone, the name of a place and the beginning of a sentence. You need a full sop at the end of a sentence and a question mark after a question.

Read for 20 minutes every day if you can.

Please write out the following sentences using the correct punctuation.

  1. today is wednesday
  2. i like to go to the cinema
  3. mary and tom are in the same class
  4. i go to st.brigids school
  5. where is the nearest shop
  6. the film was very good
  7. how much does that cost
  8. ann said that the party will be on tuesday
  9. dublin is the capital of ireland
  10. it is john’s birthday today
  11.          mammy’s does the shopping in aldi
  12. donald trump is the president of america
  13. mrs ward is the principal of st.brigid’s
  14. my friend barry lives in dundalk
  15. where are you going
  16. paris is the capital of france
  17. mrs mc cabe teaches blasket
  18. my favourite season is winter
  19. i love christmas
  20. it will be easter very soon
  21. what is your phone number
  22. when is it your birthday
  23. please set the table
  24. did you see my pen
  25. today is friday