2nd class

Here is a link to the Google Classroom agreement.

Hi everyone,

We hope you have all been keeping well during this unusual time. We gave you plenty of work to keep you busy but here are some extra ideas that you could be working on over the next while. Please don’t worry if you don’t get it all done, this is a busy time for everyone so just do what you can.

We would love to hear about what you have been getting up to over the last few weeks so maybe you could write a little recount and going forward you could write about three things that you have done each day. It will be great to chat about when we get back to school.

Ms O’ Dwyer has set up a facebook group ‘Ms O’Dwyer’s 2nd Class OLOL’ so if any of you would like to get in touch using your parents account it would be great to hear from you.

For now stay safe and hopefully we will see you all soon!

Ms O’Dwyer and Mr McCarthy


Reading – It is very important that you continue to read as much as you can. If you don’t have any books at home there are lots of books available on the websites:



After you have read your books you could do some of the activities we do in our Reading Response copy or choose from the table below.


We were working on persuasive writing in school and it would be great if you could put your persuasion skills to good use and write a piece based on some of the following ideas.

  • Everyone should exercise for 30 minutes each day.
  • Yard time should be longer.
  • Children should be allowed to have mobile phones in school.
  • The school day should be shortened.

As mentioned already it would be nice to start writing a diary just giving details about what you have been getting up to each day, what you have been watching on tv, games you have played etc.


Continue working on your tables – get someone at home to quiz you on all your addition and subtraction tables.

There are lots of games online that can help with your number work.

Shark numbers – A great game to revise place value


Play Your Cards Right – Can you guess if the number will be higher or lower – Try adding the numbers together each time.


We were working on fractions and these are some games that can help you to challenge your knowledge!



There are also lots of games on the Maths Playground website – https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_2_games.html

You could also do some daily mental maths challenges –  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

We should be covering the topic of weight in Maths this week so it would be great if you could discuss where we use weight on a daily basis – baking, cooking. A great way to apply weight in daily life would be to choose a simple recipe online for cupcakes and work with an adult to weigh out the ingredients needed. Or picking items around the house and if you have a weighing scales you could weigh each item and take note of what they weigh. You co

uld also play the following game http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html


This is a great opportunity to get active so here are a few ideas.

Spell your name: Use the picture below to spell your name in an active way and when you have finished try spelling your family and friend’s names too.

Joe Wicks – The Body Coach on YouTube carries out a PE class every morning at 9am. A great way to start your day.

Also you can continue to work on the exercises Mr Minogue has taught us in circuits – You could do each exercise for 30 seconds with a 15 second rest in between. Three sets altogether. Exercises include burpees, plank hold, sit ups, jumping jacks, butterfly kicks and push ups.




Looking at the PowerPoint on Materials below. Make a list of all the different materials that you have in your bedroom, kitchen, sitting room etc.

Which of the materials you have found in your home are ‘natural’ and ‘man-made’  – what is the difference?

If you are out on a short walk near your home look out for the different materials around you. Which materials are natural and which are man-made?



Choose a person/place and try to find out as much information as you can. You could do a project based on what you choose. Draw pictures to illustrate your information as well as writing out the facts you have found. When we get back to school you can teach us all about your chosen topic.

Take a look at the National Geographic for Kids website ( https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ )



These are all just ideas to keep you busy but we do not want you to feel under pressure to get them completed. Just do what you can.