Category: 1st Class

Maths Week 2019

Maths Week 2019


The pupils of Divine Word celebrated Maths Week 2019 from 14th – 17th October. We had a fun filled week of activities in all classes from Junior Infants to 6th class.


Pupils from 1st – 6th competed in the Mangahigh Maths Week Ireland Ninja Challenge. One pupil earned a gold medal for winning 150 Mangahigh points during the challenge. Children can continue to play Mangahigh using their unique passwords by logging onto



Children from 4th-6th attended a Coding workshop where they learnt the basics in Scratch. Scratch is a programming language designed by MIT. Students use Scratch to program their own interactive stories, activities and games.

Halloween Maths Trail

Children from Junior Infants to 6th participated in a Halloween Maths Trail. Clues were left around the grounds of the school and children were given an opportunity to answer age appropriate Maths questions. Our junior infants were busy counting while our senior classes had to use their math’s problem solving skills to answer the questions.

Card Games

Children from 3rd -6th learnt some card games.  Card games are a fun way to develop mathematical thinking and number skills. With a simple deck of traditional cards, you can bring Maths learning with you, anywhere you go: car trips, restaurants, or just relaxing at home!




Puzzles Challenge

Children from 3rd -6th participated to solve puzzles against the clock. There were brainteasers, logic puzzles and Maths riddles. Puzzles are a great way to encourage problem-solving and logical thinking.

Board Games

Our Junior Infants-2nd classes spent the  mornings enjoying traditional board games and other Maths based games  in the hall.

1st Class Booklist 2019

1st  Class

Book  List   2017 – 2018

Teachers:  Ms O’Brien, Ms Dempsey & Mr Conlon

(N.B. €15 Rental for the Text Book Loan Scheme will be collected in September)




Abair Liom C (Folens)



Reading Zone Combined Reading and Activity Book 3

Two Little Frogs (Folens)

Spellbound 1 – (C.J. Fallons)  (Please Do Not Cover)

Handwriting Book:  Ready to Write C1 – Introduction to Cursive (Edco)



Maths Challenge 1

Planet Maths 1 (Folens) – (Text Book only)



History Quest 1 (Fallons)

Geography Quest 1 (Fallons)



Grow in Love – 1st Class (Veritas)


Also Required:

Clear Plastic Wallet with Zip will be purchased in September by teacher.

Copies will be purchased by teachers in September.



Stationery:    Pencil Case, Crayons, Rubber, Sharpener

2 x large Glue Stick clearly labelled


Please put your child’s name on the FRONT OF EACH BOOK.

Please label your child’s stationery.

Zero Absences

This morning 73 pupils received a trophy and a certificate for attending school every day this year. Congratulations to all…


First Class Mini-beast Hunt

On Thursday we went on a Mini-beast Hunt all around the school’s grounds. Worms, wasps, caterpillars, slugs, ants, woodlice galore.  Some people enjoyed it more than others.

The Daily Mile First Class

We went to Marlay Park today and ran a mile.  Congratulations to all.  Medals all round.