Week 6 JR

18th – 22nd May

Hi boys and girls,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the start of the summer season. Even though we are all at home, I would really like to give a Star of the Week award to one of you! It goes to someone who has been working extra hard at her reading, and sending in great work on Seesaw. The At Home Star of the Week…goes to…Kaitlynn! Well done!

These are your 3 targets for the week.


Read or ask an adult to read you the free eBook story ‘Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home’. Find it here on https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/winnie-and-wilbur/. After reading the story, talk about what you have been doing while staying at home. Use your free-writing copy (or a page) to draw some of the things you have been doing at home.   Then write about it ALL BY YOURSELF. If you get stuck on spellings, say the word slowly and write down the letters you hear. It’s okay if you make mistakes, I want to see what you can do on your own. Juniors try a few words; Seniors a few sentences; 1st and 2nd class write more than a few sentences if you can! I would love if you would share your writing and drawings by sending a photo on Seesaw, or if you would like it to go on the school website please e-mail nurneyhomelearning@gmail.com.

Maths and Science – Capacity and Potions

Capacity is the measure of how much a container can hold, like how much ice-cream can your bowl hold?! Capacity is important in lots of ways, for example when baking. Learn about Capacity on RTÉ’s Home School Hub, Maths lesson 14th April on RTÉ Player.

Exploring through play- You could play with different sized containers and spoons the next time you’re in the bath, or playing with water or sand in the garden. You could make your own Winnie the Witch potions following the instructions on the home school hub website https://www.rte.ie/learn/2020/0412/1130136-1st-2nd-class-maths-capacity/ or click below to download the sheet. Have fun and remember to tidy up after!


Draw what you have been doing at home after listening to the Winnie the Witch story. If you like, you could also follow a drawing tutorial of Winnie the Witch on YouTube with the book’s illustrator. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXfgmlMRAFk. Share your picture on Seesaw, or if you would like it to go on the school website please e-mail nurneyhomelearning@gmail.com.