Ms. Tobin’s Work

Maths: Please complete the following pages in the Busy at Maths Home/School Links book. (If your child was absent on the last day of school and doesn’t have the books with them, you can find the online version at, and clicking on the correct class level, subject and book and you can do the pages orally with your child)

p. 23- Say the nursery rhymes Humpty Dumpty and Little Miss Muffet and discuss which events come first, next and last. Colour the pictures.

p. 24- Writing the number 5. Make sure they begin on the dot and follow the arrows. (Make the back, then the belly, then put the hat on top)

p.25- Counting the objects and writing the correct number.

Extra activities:

  • Make groups of 5 using toys, lego pieces, whatever you have around the house.
  • Practise writing numbers 1-5 using different colours, whiteboards, sand, playdoh etc., whatever you have around the house.
  • Go on a shape hunt around the house- see how many squares, rectangles, circles or triangles you can spot.
  • lots of online interactive games to help with number, shape, counting etc. Be sure to choose the right age group which is Early Years or Key Stage 1.


  • Revise sounds ‘y’, ‘x’, ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ in Sounds Copy- say the sounds, sing the songs, and name as many words as you can beginning each sound.

There are some good online activities on the Sound Like Phonics programme, which is now available to parents. Go into Activity Book A or B and click on the sound you wish to revise and you will find videos, stories and games to accompany each sound.

  • Tricky Words: one and by- put each word into a sentence orally, write each word out 3 times. Revise all tricky words daily.
  • Word Box 7: take 2-3 words every day, sound them out and put into sentences orally.

Suggestion: You could make out a bingo board by writing out 9 Word Box or Tricky Words on a page. Play a game of bingo with them by calling out a word and the child must cover that word with a counter. When they’ve all the words covered, they shout BINGO. We play this in class so they should be familiar with it.

Handwriting: Do next 3 pages in their handwriting booklet.

P.E.: Be sure to keep active during this time. There are lots of online resources you can use if the children are stuck indoors:

  • GoNoodle
  • RTE Junior 10@10
  • Cosmic Kids yoga (search on YouTube)
  • PE with Joe Wicks (YouTube) every morning Mon-Fri at 9am

Reading: Make sure to read storybooks regularly. If you run out of books at home, Storyline Online is a great resource for children’s books, where they can listen to stories being read to them.

SESE: Go on a Spring Walk to look for signs of Spring. If you go into, sign up for an account and use the offer code IRLTWINKLHELPS, then search Spring, there are lots of Powerpoints and checklists you can use to help you.

If you have any questions on any of the work, you can contact me through the Class Dojo. Stay safe and look after yourselves.

Christmas Carol Service in St. Joseph’s

The students of St. Joseph’s demonstrated a wealth of musical talent today at our annual carol service. We in St. Joseph’s wish all our students, staff and their families a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Listen to us perform by clicking each title below:

Mrs Sinnott’s Class

Mrs. Kirwan’s Class

Ms. Cushe’s Class

Mrs. Lawlor’s Class

Mr. O’Brien’s 5th

Away in a Manger- St. Joseph’s Singers and Musicians

Ms. Tobin’s Class

The First Noel – St. Joseph’s Singers and Musicians

Silent Night- St. Joseph’s Singers and Musicians

Waltzing Matilda- Slán Ms Doyle, Go n-éirí an bóthar leat san Astráil!!