Class Resources – 1st Class

30th March – 3rd April

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are keeping well and coping with our new situation. The children have been very engaged with their work to date. Thank you for the emails and pictures uploaded to the website. As we head into another week without formal schooling, we have some lesson plans for the week ahead: March 30th to April 3rd. We would ask you to continue with any work that was recommended in our previous plan, Read at Home daily, questions on Read at Home, Brain Teasers and story writing. We have added in these new lessons.

To keep it as simple as possible we suggest that parents access online books on the Edco website. There are some good interactive activities and videos linked in the books.

Simply log in to with the following username and password combination:
Username: primaryedcobooks
Password: edco2020


Operation Maths 1st Class: Fractions
– At School Book: Chapter 38
– At Home Book: Chapter 30


Exploring Spelling 1st Class: Spring & Easter Theme 13
(Have a go at the interactive spelling test – click on the Edco Resources tab on the right-hand side of the screen)
Let’s Talk Literacy 1 2019 : Unit 1


Bua na Cainte 1

Sa Bhaile:


Explore with Me 1 2019 : Spring Ch 7

Art: Design an Easter Bonnet (draw, make or model your creation!)

Lego Activity Ideas: 30 Day Lego Challenge

PE: PE with Joe Wicks: Monday to Friday The Body Coach (YouTube Link)

Religion: The following video tells the story of Holy Week (YouTube Link)

The pages listed above for each subject can be completed orally. You can read and talk through the activities with your child. It is not necessary to print them all. Some of the work can be done in a copy or on refill pad. Use the time for practical hands-on activities. Each family should do what suits your home situation regarding access to computers, printer etc. We don’t want to add stress to parents so please choose what suits you at home.

Please email us if you have any queries. We wish you all well and Happy Easter.
The 1st Class Team

13th March 2020
Dear Parents/Guardians, 

We have asked the children to take home their homework folders so they will have some resources at home.
Here are some suggestions of work the children could do: 

Read at Home reader: read 1 page per day.
– Answer the questions from Read at Home into their copy book.
– Write a story :
a) Remember to plan the story:
· Setting / Character / Problem / Solution 
· Beginning / Middle / End 
b) Pay attention to: capital letters, full stops and neat writing.
c) Read over your sentences.
d) Illustrate your story. 
– Keep a short daily diary in your homework journal. 
– Write a letter 
– Read daily. Visit a library if possible. Borrow or swap books with your friends if possible. Online readers linked below (Oxford Reading Tree).
– Spelling Sheets: Weeks 22 and 23 (look, say, cover write, check). Spelling quiz when finished each of these sheets.

Brain Teasers – 1 page per day 
– Try to find practical opportunities to practice the following Maths topics at home: Length, Weight, Capacity, Money, Addition, Subtraction.
– Play board games and card games (Fish for 10,11,12 etc.)

Some online resources to keep you busy! 
1st Class Suggested Websites


Variety of Spelling, Reading and Grammar Activities

IXL Learning: Wide variety of 1st Class English Topics & Activities

Phonics:  Words and Pictures Plus Videos

Grammar Games

Online Readers: Oxford Reading Tree

Starfall Interactive Readers

Reading Comprehensions Tasks

Spelling Bee

Turtle Dash Spelling Game

Jolly Grammar: Story Writing Sheets

Jolly Grammar: Reading Comprehension


Gaeilge: Fun Interactive Themed Games

Cula 4: Educational section of TG4 with cartoons, games and animations.


Maths: Numbertime
BBC Episodes with titles: Money, Shape, Addition and Subtraction, Time, Up to 100

Maths: Wide variety of 1st Class Maths Topics & Activities

Number: Place Value Basketball

Number: Ordering Number Coconuts

Counting: 10 Frame



Counting Games

Symmetry Sorting Shapes


Wide variety of weblinks, games, videos for the Irish Curriculum (search 1st & 2nd Class Resources)

Wide variety of topics on all subjects for 1st Class (Key Stage 1)
Very good resources for Geography/ Science as well as English and Maths.