Junior Infants Work at Home – Week: May 11th – May 15th 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 the sounds e.g. m-a-t , p-i-t, r-oa –d, s-ee-d…etc

  1. Tricky Words: New word: they. (Parents , please write the word on a piece of card similar to the size of the other words already in the Tricky Word bag & put it into the tricky word bag).

Encourage your child to give you sentences containing the word they and the other tricky words in the bag e.g.  ‘They are my cousins / They are very good at singing / They can use my colours etc.’

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. Revise all the words in the Tricky Word Bag regularly.

  1. Rhyme: Revise ‘Little Miss Muffett’ …’ & the other rhymes in the folder.

This week we will revisit ‘Little Miss Muffett’ . 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. l-e-g = leg.

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

Monday:                               leg, rot

Tuesday:                               up, top

Wednesday:                          but, flag

Thursday:                              brick, slip

Friday:                                   fog, flap

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

 

  1. Number Work: Write numbers 1,2,3,4 & 5 on pieces of paper ( same size).  Get your child to place them in the right order.  Remove one number. Your child must identify the missing number.  On each number, get your child to place the correct number of items e.g. 3 lego bricks on number 3, 5 spoons on number 5 ….etc.
  2. Maths: These ideas will help the children to learn how to partition sets. When teaching the children, we use the words split, partition and divide.

Active learning (learning by doing things) will help your child understand this concept. The following are some tips to help you teach this concept to your child:

  • Place 2, 3, 4 or 5 pieces of Lego (or blocks, cutlery, cups or any toys your child plays with) on the table in front of your child. Now ask your child to divide/split/partition the set using a pencil / lollipop. Now ask: ‘How many blocks/Lego pieces are on each side of your pencil? How many are there altogether? When you divide/split the set, do you still have the same amount?’
  • Now ask your child to come up with his/her own way to partition or split the set. With lots of practice, your child will discover all the ways to make 2, 3, 4 and 5. For example:

4 and 0 make 4

5 and 0 make 5

3 and 1 make 4

4 and 1 make 5

2 and 2 make 4

3 and 2 make 5

1 and 3 make 4

2 and 3 make 5

0 and 4 make 4

1 and 4 make 5

0 and 5 make 5 Your child will now discover that 5 and 0 is the same as 0 and 5, 4 and 1 is the same as 1 and 4, etc.

These activities are enjoyable and can be presented as a game – for example, use a box but call it a magic box. Display 5 toy cars and hide 3 under the box. Your child can now guess how many are under the box and how many can be seen, and then how many there are altogether.

Through play and hands-on experiences, you can support your child’s learning and enable him/her to understand the concept of partitioning and to discover the components of the numbers 1 to 5 in an enjoyable and fun way.

  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 / Ms. Carey)

Monday:               Cracking Maths pg. 97 (Mrs Kelleher)

Cracking Maths pg. 88 (Ms. Burke, Ms. Carey)

Just Handwriting (Big Book) pg. 36 (e)

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.

 

 

Tuesday:               Cracking Maths pg. 98(Mrs Kelleher)

(Count the amount of items, draw a line through the box and say the numbers e.g. 1 and 2 makes 3)

                                Cracking Maths pg. 89 (Ms. Burke, Ms. Carey)

Sounds Make Words pg. 66

Handwriting (Big Book)  pg. 37 (e)

 

                               

Wednesday:          Pre Reading Activity Book pg.  78 (say & clap the rhyme. Colour the pic that is the same in each row)

                                Sounds Make Words pg. 67

                                Cracking Maths pg. 99(Mrs. Kelleher)

(Count the amount of items, draw a line through the box and say the numbers e.g. 2 and 2 makes 4)

Cracking Maths pg. 90 (Ms. Burke, Ms. Carey)

               

Thursday:            Sounds Make Words pg. 68

Grow in Love pg. 46

Pre Reading Activity Book pg.  80 ( Parents can make the following sounds & the chn. can colour what is making the sound in the picture – boiling kettle / cutlery / microwave / tap with running water)

 

Friday                   Cracking Maths pg. 100 (Mrs Kelleher)

(Count the amount of items, draw a line through the box and say the numbers e.g. 3 and 1 makes 4)

Cracking Maths pg. 91    (Ms. Burke, Ms. Carey)

Handwriting Book  (Big Book) pg. 38 39 (Going by Train)

                                Grow in Love pg. 47

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Junior Infants – Theme 8  Water  – Lesson 1  Water is Wonderful

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: can, ten, net, hip, hand, rip, ran, map, ham, sun

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Mrs.McCarthy’s Junior Infants  Writing Work

Monday:               Cracking Maths pg. 91

Just Handwriting (Big Book) pg. 52 (f)

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.

Tuesday:               Cracking Maths pg. 92

Sounds Make Words pg. 50

Handwriting (Big Book)  pg. 53 (f)

 

                               

Wednesday:          Pre Reading Activity Book pg.  78 (say & clap the rhyme. Colour the pic that is the same in each row)

                                Sounds Make Words pg. 52

                                Cracking Maths pg. 93

               

Thursday:            Sounds Make Words pg. 53

Grow in Love pg. 50

Handwriting Book (Big Book) pg. 22 (y)

 

Friday                   Cracking Maths pg. 94

Handwriting Book  (Big Book) pg. 23 (y)

                                Grow in Love pg. 51

During the week:

  • Just Handwriting Practice Copy pg.21 and 8 ( f and y) 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: can, ten, net, hip, hand, rip, ran, map, ham, sun

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(Parents, please send a brief email to your child’s teacher at some stage during the week if you have not already done so.Many thanks)

kkelleher@scoilghobnatan.com

cmccarthy@scoilghobnatan.com

rcarey@scoilghobnatan.com

nburke@scoilghobnatan.com

Extra Activities:

 

  • PE, Ball games – can you play football/hurling/basketball/tennis in your garden? Try a GoNoodle/Joe Wicks activity every day!
  • Religion – Practice your prayers. How can you make someone happy each day?
  • Science – Electricity – what things use electricity in your home? How can you be safe around electricity?
  • Household- Can you give your room a Spring Clean? Can you tidy your toys?

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