Junior Infants Work at Home – Week: May 18th – May 22nd 2020

  1. Jolly phonics Sounds Bag: Continue to revise all sounds in the Sound Bag every day.  Your child is only saying the sound the letter makes. Encourage your child to think of words which begin/contain each sound!

Encourage your child to make short words using their sound cards  e.g. r-a-t , s-a-t, l-oa –f, t-r-ee…etc

‘Geraldine the Giraffe’ series is available on youtube and is a fun way to revise sounds

  1. Tricky Words:

These words need to be learnt as a sight word i.e. When your child sees these words he/she needs to say these words immediately. All junior infant tricky words have been completed.  Please continue to revise all tricky words everyday.

  1. Rhyme: Revise ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ …’ & the other rhymes in the folder.

This week we will revisit ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ . Please encourage your child to put their Peter Pointer finger under each word as they share read with you. Your child can read any word that they know and you can read the words that they have difficulty with. Please focus on tricky words and simple 3 letter words which your child can sound out. Your child can draw a ring around any words that they can identify / read. Your child should be able to say the rhyme independently, nice and slowly.

  1. Blending: Help your child to sound out the sounds in these Encourage your child to say each of the sounds individually first e.g. m-u-d = mud.

Parents, please write these words as a list in your child’s Homework Copy.

Monday:                               mud, from

Tuesday:                               grill, spot

Wednesday:                          lap, Mum

Thursday:                              fan, flat

Friday:                                   lamp, dad

Blend each of the words every evening and encourage your child to put the words into sentences.

 

  1. Number Work: Child closes his / her eyes. Parent drop items ( e.g. lego, coin ) into a tin box or onto the table. Encourage your child to listen very carefully and count the items as they are dropped (eyes closed).  See if your child can give the correct answer. Next time parents can close their eyes and count while your child drops the items. Your child is the ‘detective’ and checks if you are correct.  Count up to 20 and back from 10.
  2. Maths: These ideas will help the children to learn how to combine (add) numbers. When learning to combine we use the words and, make, altogether and is the same as (for example, we say 3 and 2 make 5).

We do not use the signs + and = until Senior Infants.

Here are some tips to help your child explore all the combinations (components) of the numbers 1 to 5.

Use everyday objects (concrete materials) and involve your child in lots of meaningful and hands-on experiences:

  • Combine (add) objects as follows:

-2 teaspoons and 2 dessertspoons make 4 spoons altogether

-3 red Lego pieces and 1 blue piece make 4 pieces altogether

  • When setting the table for breakfast or dinner, your child can add (combine) the forks, knives, plates, etc. ● Encourage your child to use his/her fingers when combining.
  • Allow your child to discover that 3 and 1 is the same as 1 and 3.

– Use real objects, such as fruit, sweets, cups, toys, spoons, plates, etc.

-Say the following: ‘I have 3 red apples and 1 green apple. You have 1 red apple and 3 green apples. We both have 4 apples.’

  • Play a game called ‘Find the Correct Amount’. Say the number 2, 3, 4 or 5 – your child has to find that number of objects in the kitchen, bedroom or sitting room. This activity will provide lots of opportunities to discuss the various components of number. For example, your child can describe what he/she found: ‘I have 3 spoons and 2 eggcups. I have 5 objects altogether.’

By using everyday experiences and real objects, your child will learn and remember all the number facts (components of number).

  1. Reading: Read some books at home. Look at and chat about the pictures. See if you can spot any tricky word or if you can read any short word by blending. Discuss favourite & least favourite parts of the story.

**Reading: Oxford Owl are offering free e-books for school children. You have to register and then you have access to many free ebooks. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Writing Homework (Mrs Kelleher / Ms. Burke / Mrs. Browne)

Monday:               Cracking Maths pg. 101 (Mrs Kelleher)

(Count the amount of items, draw a line through the box and say the numbers e.g. 1 and 1 makes 2)

Cracking Maths pg. 92 (Ms. Burke, Mrs. Browne)

Just Handwriting (Big Book) pg. 40 (i)

Writing Copy:  Draw & colour a picture of something that you did during  the weekend. Write a short    word  also on the page by sounding out if you would like to e.g. sun, dog, mom

 

 

Tuesday:               Cracking Maths pg. 102(Mrs Kelleher)

                                Cracking Maths pg. 93 (Ms. Burke, Mrs Browne)

Sounds Make Words pg. 69

Handwriting (Big Book)  pg. 41 (i)

 

                               

Wednesday:          Pre Reading Activity –Look back & complete any page that is not finished.

                                Sounds Make Words pg. 70

                                Cracking Maths pg. 103(Mrs. Kelleher)

Cracking Maths pg. 94 (Ms. Burke, Mrs Browne)

               

Thursday:            Sounds Make Words pg. 71

Grow in Love pg. 48

Cracking Maths Home School Link pg. 28

 

Friday                   Cracking Maths pg. 104 (Mrs Kelleher)

Cracking Maths pg. 95    (Ms. Burke, Mrs Browne)

Handwriting Book  (Big Book) pg. 42 (l)

                                Grow in Love pg. 49

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Junior Infants – Theme 8  Water  – Lesson 2  Welcomed with Water

During the Week:

  • Just Handwriting Practice Copy (small book) – Next two pages & draw pics on the top
  • Writing Copy – Parents please call out some of the following words to your child. Get your child to say the word very slowly. He/she can listen to the sounds and put up a finger for each sound (start with thumb on right hand) and write each word in their writing copy. Feel free to add in any other short, simple words.

Words: dad, did, hid, sad, and, hand, desk, get, gap, gas

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Mrs.McCarthy’s Junior Infants  Writing Work

Monday:               Cracking Maths pg. 95

Just Handwriting (Big Book) pg. 42 (l)

Writing Copy:  Draw & colour a picture of something that you did over the weekend. Write a short    word  also on the page by sounding out if you would like to e.g. sun, dog, mom.

Tuesday:               Cracking Maths pg. 96

Sounds Make Words pg. 55

Handwriting (Big Book)  pg. 43 (l)

 

                               

Wednesday:          Pre Reading Activity Book pg. 61

                                Sounds Make Words pg. 58

                                Cracking Maths pg. 97

               

Thursday:            Sounds Make Words pg. 59

Grow in Love pg. 52

Handwriting Book (Big Book) pg. 44 (t)

 

Friday                   Cracking Maths pg. 98

Handwriting Book  (Big Book) pg. 44 (t)

                                Grow in Love pg. 53

During the week:

  • Just Handwriting Practice Copy pg.16 and 17 ( l and t) and draw a picture at top of the page.
  • Keep practising writing your name on laminated sheet I gave you.
  • Writing Copy – Parents please call out some of the following words to your child. Get your child to say the word very slowly. He/she can listen to the sounds and put up a finger for each sound (start with thumb on right hand). Feel free to add in any other short, simple words.

Words: dad, did, hid, sad, and, hand, desk, get, gap, gas

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Parents- feel free to email us at any time during the week if you need any assistance with anything.

kkelleher@scoilghobnatan.com

cmccarthy@scoilghobnatan.com

sbrowne@scoilghobnatan.com

nburke@scoilghobnatan.com

Extra Activities:

  • PE, Ball games – Set yourself an outdoors challenge – run, skip, walk a certain distance and ask someone to time you. See if you can beat your score. Set up a target to aim for. Throw a ball, kick a ball, puck a sliotar etc and see how many times you can hit the target.
  • Religion – In May we celebrate Mary, practice the Hail Mary.  Can you draw a picture of Mary?
  • Science – Weather – Take note of the weather daily – sunny, rainy, windy etc
  • Household- Can you help outside? Help plant flowers? Help water the plants? Tidy your outdoor toys

Daily Drawing Challenge May 2020

1.Rainbow 2. Yourself 3.Favourite Animal 4.Stars 5.Home 6.

Minibeast

7.Doctor 8.Sun 9.Favourite Character 10.Smile 11.

Favourite Vegetable

12.Teddy

Bear

13.Moon 14. Friends 15. Favourite Fruit 16.

Dinosaur

17.Hands 18.LollypopWorker
19.Dolphin 20.Castle 21.Tree 22.Post Office 23.Elmer the Elephant 24.Clock
25.Flower 26.The World 27.Leaves 28.

Pirate Ship

29.Cars 30. Farmyard Animals.
31.Family

 

Please refer to handwriting sheet on the website for correct formation and words to use when writing each letter.

Resources

  • RTE Home School  – will broadcast over an hour of “school on TV” to support primary school children and their parents at home. It will run from 11-12 Monday to Friday on RTÉ 2, with a shorter “catch-up” segment later in the afternoon. It will be aimed particularly at children in 1st to 6th class.

  • Cúla4 on TG4 provides plenty of Gaeilge programmes which children can watch to keep up their Gaeilge learning.

  • My 2020 Covid-19 Time Capsule – a great resource to help capture the memories from the time we spend safe at home.

  • Water Safety Now every child can learn basic water safety skills at home

  • Twinkl.ie have excellent school closures packs which can be used as extra work from home should your child like to do some extra activities – use code CVDTWINKLEHELPS for a free month when signing up

  • Let’s Play Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency.

  • Active HOME Week are inviting you to participate in the ‘Active HOME Week‘ challenge.

Special Education Needs

  • NCSE  – The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is currently preparing online resources for children with Special Educational Needs who are at home as a result of the schools’ closure.

Messages for 6th Class

  • #Messagesfor6thclass  – Some helpful messages for 6th class pupils as they move from Primary School to Secondary School