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To all Our Holy Communion Boys and their Families,

The staff of St. Patrick's Boys are thinking about you all today (Saturday 22nd of May) on what should have been your First Holy Communion Day.

We will celebrate this special day in time, but for now, please know we are thinking of you.

Anita Kelleher and all at St. Patrick's B.N.S.

Mr. Walsh's 4th Class

Dear Parents and boys;
I hope everyone is happy and healthy and making the best of the current situation. I am sure we would all love to all be back at school with our friends, but for now we must focus on keeping everyone safe.
This week, I am going to leave you with 3 quotes to think about. I have found they have helped me to stay positive and have had a profound effect on the way I look at things. Maybe they will inspire you…

‘Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it’

‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel’

‘When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life’.

As I have said before, it is important we continue to exercise our brains and bodies.
I would look for you to maybe do 30-60 mins daily or more if possible. However, remember mum and dad need a lot of help around the house so listen to their instructions and be kind and helpful!

If you or your parents need any help from school and you would like to contact me or send a picture or word document of your learning please email me at I’m here to help.
Also our class support teachers Ms. Lohan and Mr. Horgan can be emailed at and
You will need to ask mum/dad or someone older for help with the photo and email.

Thinking of you all,

Mark Walsh, Aoife Lohan, Damien Horgan, Ann Lester.

If you do not have  books in your possession, don't worry you can follow this programme very easily. It will just take 2-3 minutes to find the books online. Ask someone at home to help you if you think this bit is tricky.
CjFallon has some great resources so feel free to explore all of them and pick topics that may interest your own learning.
Follow this link to bring you to the ‘CJFallon’ resources:
(Note: parents will need to enter their name and email address)

Learning Area

25th- 29th May


Starlight Read p94 [Folens Website]
Written Activities p95 and 96, A,B,C,D,E
Free Writing
Put spellings week _ into sentences

Your Starlight work is again an example of a poetry. After you have read your work from starlight, I would like you to write the poem you planned last week about the weather (see Starlight pg97 G for help)
Or your poem about the current crisis/lockdown if you chose to do that.


Follow link  and tick the following boxes:  Level:  Primary
     Class:  4th class
     Subject:  Maths
     Series:  Busy at Maths
     Title:  Busy at Maths 4
Click view resource under actions at the bottom of your screen (this is where you will need to enter your details)

BAM Chapter 28 Multiplication 3 pg. 139-143. Be sure to read the examples and the tutorials are EXCELLENT resources!! Be sure to watch them when you get to pg 140 and 141.
Tutorial for pg. 140:
Tutorial for pg. 141:

Master Your Maths. Week 13 pg. 30-31 (Do one a day) And test 13 on Friday pg. 78 [CJFallon website]

Follow   and tick the following boxes:  
Level:  Primary
     Class:  4th class
     Subject:  Maths
     Series:  Master Your Maths
     Title:  Master your Maths 4
Click view resource under actions at the bottom of your screen (this is where you will need to enter your details)

Revise times tables - NB


Bun go Barr 4: ‘Seo é Mo Scéal!’ Read pages 106-107
Complete Activities Pg 109 E, Pg 110 F, Pg111 H

Audio for story available here: (to look up Irish words) (use for pronunciation of words – ‘M’ is for the Munster pronunciation)
‘Duolingo Irish’ – Free, easy to set up and everyone can use it to improve their Irish (so feel free to get involved parents. Can be used on a laptop/desktop or by downloading the app on a phone. 5-10mins each day. Start with the basics and progress at your own pace.


Parents can find Small World at

Small World: Geog & Sci – Unit 17: The Sun. Read pages 102 and 103
Answer Activities p104 A,B,C

Time to Create!

We are asking all boys to create an acrostic poem using their names with their families. It can be anything positive about school or at home. It can be a picture of a copy page or of an artistic poster style poem
- main word - anything to do with school/home
School, yardtime, friends, closure, lockdown, lessons, uniform etc

Here is an example that Buddy did about school.

B  est friends I have in school
U   p and down the steps to yard
D    oing our best everyday
D    ancing, playing, having fun
Y    ou are welcome in our school.

Please take a picture and ask mum/dad to help you email it to

They will be put in a video and shared here and on the school facebook page at the start of June. So get some help, get creating. Mr. Horgan can't wait to see your ideas.


Pick one of the following to complete each day: Do an act of kindness. Write down 3 things that you are grateful for. Ring a relative for a chat.

Homework journal can now be a daily good news  journal- just before bed everynight- think about all the things you did today and maybe write down a nice memory or funny moment from school times


Design your own comic book character, perhaps a superhero battling COVID-19. Remember to share your creations by emailing a picture of them to me if you wish.
e.g. Sanitiser Man, Social Distancing Dude, etc.

Follow Will Sliney’s daily challenge on twitter


There are lovely ideas for parents and boys who love music and would like to learn more. This Dabbledoo Music link helps teach children (and big children) lots about different types and concepts of music. But having lots of fun. Why not have a go!


DO a PE workout everyday with BodyCoach Joe Wick

Hurling Skills: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12noon

Let's get Cork Active:


May is Mary’s month. Many are praying to Mary throughout the world for an end to the coronavirus. During the month of May you are asked to write a prayer to Mary  and draw a  picture of her or of something mentioned in your prayer.           
People make May Altars to Mary during the month of May in homes and in classrooms. Why not make a May Altar at home in 2020 to Mary? You could use your picture of Mary or a statue.

Online Books Tutorial

You probably won't need to but don't worry if you can't access schoolbooks and you or your son would like to. Nearly all school books are available online for free at and

Why not follow the St. Patrick's Online Books Tutorial. CLICK HERE!
You might recognise the voice.

School Support

''And here we learn the golden rule,
to help eachother everyday.
From everyone their best, we say!''

Parents and boys: During this closure, can the school or teachers be of any support to you or your boys?

If you or your parents need any help from school and you would like to contact me or send a picture or word document of your learning please email me at
I’m here to help.
Also our class support teachers Ms. Lohan and Mr. Horgan can be emailed at and
You will need to ask mum/dad or someone older for help with the photo and email.


We know that keeping your children busy at home during the COVID-19 school closure may be testing. It is important to ensure that your home is as stress free as possible. Picking a suitable time each day, maybe the morning, for him to partake in learning tasks is a good idea. This can become a good habit during this closure.
Your son's class /SEN teacher has prepared learning tasks specific to his class which you will find in the webpage below under the teacher's name. These will help to support his learning at this time. We encourage our pupils to engage in these learning tasks and activities at a suitable time during the day at home over the course of the closure. As parents, you will know the length of time which is suitable for your son to spend on learning activities during the day. Remember Stress-free is important ! And so is learning!

Any pupil who uses the Toe by Toe book Phonics program is encouraged to practise with an adult daily if possible.

It is also very important to have fun and exciting activities to keep those young minds busy and sharp. Boardgames, reading, painting, tidying, helping out with house chores etc.

Here are some websites with digital learning games and activities recommended by our Home School Community Links Teacher Ronan Lettis. (if your son as access to the internet.)

To get a good child friendly family workout at home, join:
For literacy and numeracy games:

For Comic Artist Will Sliney's daily art challenge:

For general learning websites:

Free Month access to:
Dear parent,
Also, twinkl are offering parents one-month free membership on their website. Go to and use the password IRLTWINKLHELPS.

Parents here are some learning activities to support your son's education at home: Mr. Walsh

Read Tom Crean novel (roughly 2 chapters per day)
Write a summary after every 2 chapters

Free writing - 15 - 20 mins per day

English pack: 1-2 sheets to be complete per day

Spellings: Continue as normal
2 sentences per night on new spellings

One Maths Challenge test a day

Maths pack: to be completed at your child's own pace

Practice all times tables

Explore maths language at home. E.g time, measuring, baking,

Project work:
Complete a project on a country of your choice (Can be done as poster, booklet or powerpoint - option is yours)
Possibly look at: Culture, physical features, places of interest, history, famous people, map, flag, include pictures, fact file, etc.

Play board games, card games

‘Go noodle’ website for movement activities

What you need:
Novel: Tom Crean
English copy
Free writing copy
English and maths pack
Spellings and tables book

Maths Challenge book
Maths copy

Project sheet

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