Junior Infants Work at Home – Week: June 15th – June 19th 2020
Click the button below to see a social story about having a teams call with my teacher. This may be very useful for some children prior to their first group call.
Please send your email to the class teacher – this will allow them to send an invite for your child to join a group meeting online via Microsoft Teams.
The following video shows how to join a Microsoft Teams meeting:
- 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!
Check out ‘Geraldine the Giraffe’ on Youtube and she will help with revision of the sounds in a fun way.
The Alphablocks series is available on YouTube.
This is a lovely way to reinforce your child’s learning of the sounds.
It is especially good at modelling the ‘blending’ of sounds to make words.
To access it go to YouTube and search for an episode that revises the sound you are working on with your child. For example, if you are revising ‘ai’ type ‘alphablocks ai ‘ into the search bar and your child can watch the video.
The children love watching and learning from the Alphablocks so enjoy!
- 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 every day.
Concentrate this week on words 16 – 20 (some, said, here, there , they).
Can your child make these words using the letters in their sound bag?
Your child might also like to write each word a few times in their writing copy.
- Rhyme: Revise ‘Hickory Dickory Doc ’ & the other rhymes in the folder.
This week we will revisit ‘Hickory Dickory Doc’ . 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. Colour the rhyming words the same colour e.g. doc / clock – blue .
Your child should be able to say the rhyme independently, nice and slowly.
Ask your child questions e.g. What ran up the clock? What time was it? Did you ever see a mouse?
- Blending: Help your child to sound out the sounds in these words. Encourage your child to say each of the sounds individually first e.g. g-r-i-p = grip.
Parents, please write these words as a list in your child’s Homework Copy.
Monday: grip, pack
Tuesday: grit, swum
Wednesday: west, peep
Thursday: horn, pork
Friday: sweet, street
Blend each of the words every evening and encourage your child to put the words into sentences.
- Number Work: Count up to 20 and back from 10. Do 5 claps and 5 stamps! Do 3 jumps and 4 claps …etc.
- Maths: The following are suggestions to help your child become competent at counting.
- Count to 10 at first (then progress to 20 if your child is ready).
- Count body parts: fingers, toes, eyes, etc.
- Count the steps on the stairs. Make it fun and active. For example, as your child counts, allow him/her to sit or kneel on every number word: one (sit), two (kneel), three (sit), four (kneel) and so on.
- Count the spoons, knives and/or forks for dinner.
- Count the windows and doors in your home.
- Count the chairs and cupboards in the kitchen.
- Count forwards from 1 to 10.
- Count backwards from 10 to 1.
- Count forwards starting at different numbers. For example, start on 2, 3 or 4.
- Count backwards from different numbers (in other words, don’t always count backwards from 10).
- When counting forwards, stamp your feet. When counting backwards, slap your legs or clap your hands.
- Speak to your child about the numbers before and after or the next number. For example, what number is before/after/beside 2?
- Make cakes with play dough and count the cakes.
- When travelling in the car or on the bus, count the red/blue cars, the number of trucks, etc.
- Count the members of your family.
- Recite number rhymes.
- Play Snakes and Ladders with your child.
- 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. Look at the pictures in the book . Ask your child to show you various objects in the picture by giving clues g. show me something that rhymes / sounds like chair….bear , show me something that shines in the sky …..sun, show me something that beings with a ‘b’ sound …..boat ….etc.
Collins Big Cat ebooks: https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Primary/BigCatBookShelf.aspx
Log in details are:
Go to Collins Connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter:
and click Login.
There are lots of Gaeilge resources on folens.ie. These are available when you search for ‘Abair Liom A Junior Infants’. To access these resources you will need to do the following.
In order to login to Folens Online you need to register. To do this:
- Go to www.folensonline.ie and click ‘Register’
- Select ‘Teacher’
- Fill in a username, email address and password
- For ‘Roll Number’, use the code Prim20
- Click ‘Register’. You will then be sent an email (check your ‘Promotions’ folder if using Gmail) to activate your account.
Play the game ‘Pléasc an Balún’
Listen to the next comhrá (conversation) ‘Ar scoil’ and answer the questions.
Say the dán (rhyme) Lámh Lámh eile that the children will be familiar with.
Writing Homework (Mrs Kelleher / Ms. Burke / Mrs. Browne)
Monday: Cracking Maths p. 116 (Mrs Kelleher)
Cracking Maths pg. 107 (Ms. Burke, Mrs Browne)
Tuesday: Cracking Maths pg. 117(Mrs Kelleher)
Cracking Maths pg. 108 (Ms. Burke, Mrs Browne)
Wednesday: Cracking Maths pg. 118(Mrs. Kelleher)
Cracking Maths pg. 109 (Ms. Burke, Mrs Browne)
Thursday: Cracking Maths pg. 119 (Mrs Kelleher)
Cracking Maths pg. 110 (Ms. Burke, Mrs Browne)
Friday Cracking Maths pg. 120 (Mrs Kelleher)
Cracking Maths pg. 111 (Ms. Burke, Mrs Browne)
During the Week:
- Just Handwriting (Big Book) – pgs. 50, 51 (letter ‘k’)
- Sounds Make Words pg. 77 (Say the ‘ar’ words. Write ‘ar’ )
Mrs.McCarthy’s Junior Infants Writing Work
Monday: Cracking Maths pg. 110
Tuesday: Cracking Maths pg. 112
Wednesday: Cracking Maths pg. 113
Thursday: Cracking Maths pg. 114
Friday Cracking Maths pg. 115
During the Week:
- Just Handwriting (Big Book) – pgs. 32, 33 (At the seaside)
- Sounds Make Words pg. 78
Please refer to handwriting sheet on the website for correct formation and words to use when writing each letter.
Parents- feel free to email us at any time during the week if you need any assistance with anything.
All Junior Infant Classes:
- Leaf/Tree Rubbings – gather up some leaves of different shapes and sizes on your next walk. Place them under paper and rub the paper with crayons, what happens?
- Feed the birds – use recyclable materials to make your own bird feeder! Keep an eye and see how many different birds will want to visit your garden!
- Up, up, up go umbrellas! Can you find minibeasts using an umbrella? Hold an umbrella under a tree/bush and shake! What has fallen into your umbrella?
Please discuss this information regarding safety around water with your child.
It is very important that you discuss water safety with your child at this time of the year.
- Irish Water Safety has a fantastic free educational resource for primary schools called PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety). It’s great news for teachers and parents because it outlines life-saving guidelines for children of every age.
- It teaches children how to be safe around water in homes, farms, pools, beaches and on our waterways.
- The PAWS programme has been developed by Irish Water Safety.
- You can access Irish Water Safety’s PAWS programme now by visiting www.watersafety.ie
- Just click on ‘Paws’ , then on ‘Junior & Senior Infants’ to access the information.
This week, please discuss
Safety at swimming pools &
Safety at beach
with your child (pages 12-16 in the Lesson Book ). There are interactive activities also that you can do with your child e.g. pick the right word.
Outdoor Challenge June 2020
If anyone would like to send a picture of your child doing any of these activities, please email them to your teacher. These pictures may be shared on Facebook or school website.
Over the next few weeks, the school Facebook page would love to showcase the activities of the children in our school. Please send photos of your child to their class teacher if you would like them to be featured on it.
Also this week some of the children joined their school friends and their class teachers for a group Microsoft Teams meeting online. This was a great success and the children really enjoyed the experience. If you would like your child to partake in this activity please send your consent and email to the class teacher and you will be sent an invite to join one of our meetings.