Senior Infants Work at Home – Week: May 25th – May 29th 2020

  1. Jolly phonics Sounds: Revise all sounds in word bag. Please ensure that your child knows the correct name of each letter as well as the sound it makes.  
  2. Tricky Words: : These words need to be learnt as sight words i.e. when your child sees these words he/she needs to say the word immediately. Revise all tricky words in wordbag every night.

All senior infant tricky words have been completed.  Please continue to revise all tricky words everyday.

  1. Blending List: write the words in your child’s homework copy

Word Box 17:   BLEND (sound out/read) & SEGMENT (stretch out)

Monday:     Words: loud,  quit,  butter,

Tuesday:    Words: bark,  soil,  hotter,

Wednesday:       Words found,  start,

Thursday:         Words charm,   point,

Blending is an important skill for reading. Segmenting is an important 

Skill for writing. When reading the words with your child, encourage

Your child to say ‘b-u-n-ch ….. bunch’.

  1. Grammar Rule: the ‘ee’ sound can be spelt – ‘ee’ or ‘ea’

 

sheep bee feet
leaf sea treat
teeth seal three

 

  1. Reading:

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:

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

and click Login.

Writing Activities for the week:

Parents:   Analysis of Number – Your child is learning how to combine (add) numbers.  When learning to combine, we use the language and, make, altogether, is the same as, add, equals.  For example: 3 and 2 make 5, 3 plus 2 equals 5, 3 add 2 is the same as 5.  We now use the

+ and = signs.

Here are some tips to help your child explore all the combinations of the numbers 1 to 10.  Use concrete materials (everyday objects) and involve your child in lots of meaningful and hands-on experience.

  • Combine (add) objects as follows:

5 teaspoons and 2 dessertspoons make 7 spoons altogether.

3 red pieces of Lego plus 5 blue piece equals 8 pieces altogether.

  • When setting the table for breakfast of 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 6 and 2 is the same as 2 and 6. Again, use real objects such as fruit, sweets, cups, toys, spoons, plates etc.  Say the following ‘I have 3 red apples and 4 green apples.  You have 4 red apples and 3 green apples.  We both have 7 apples’.
  • Play a game called ‘Find the correct amount’ : Say the number 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10. Your child has to find the correct number of objects in the kitchen/bedroom/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 5 spoons and 4 egg cups.  I have 9 objects altogether’.

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

Monday:    Ask your child to write down 5 sentences in their copy using the following phrases:

I can __________.

Look at ________.

The ___________.

There is _______.

I am __________.

Cracking Maths pge..126

Sounds make Words pge. 80

Tuesday:    Cracking Maths pge..127

Pupils Phonics Book pge. 28

Just Handwriting pg.60 (Numbers)

Wednesday:  Sounds make words pg.63

Cracking Maths pge. 128

Pupils Phonics Book pge. 29       

Thursday:   Cracking Maths pg. 129

Grow in Love pg 54

Writing Copy – Parents please call out these sentences, one at a time  to your child. Encourage him/her to repeat the sentence & count the words. He/she then attempts to write the sentence in his/her copy:

I can see the tree.

It is in the park.

I like to sit under the tree and have a treat.

 

Friday:       Cracking Maths pge. 130

Pupils Phonics Book 2 pg.30

Grow In Love pg 55

                                                                            

During the Week:

  • Just Handwriting Practice Copy – Next two pages. Draw a picture at top of the page.
  • Write ‘My News’ or a story of your choice in your copy. (Watch your spacing between words & remember that tall letters go up to the top line). Try to write 4 or 5 sentences.
  • Gaeilge: Follow this link and practice some of the songs and poems featured in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ4R5-OloEs
  • Dictation in 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. They can write these words in their copy.

Words:  bit, let, pain, boat, wet, cup, torch, string, stamp, puff

 

 

Dear Parents.  It would be wonderful if you had a look at what your child would have been learning in ‘Grow in Love’ at this time.  By following the link below you will be able to see fantastic engaging videos, art ideas and music that go with each lesson.  We wish you and your family every blessing during this COVID19 period.  To access the online material log on to: www.growinlove.ie with the following details:

Email: trial@growinlove.ie

Password: growinlove

(Parents, please send a brief email with a picture of your child’s writing ( handwriting, news, dictation) to your child’s teacher at some stage during the week)

mcronin@scoilghobnatan.com

coleary@scoilghobnatan.com

cmccarthy@scoilghobnatan.com

Mrs Kelleher Senior Infants Writing Work

 

Monday:         Ask your child to write down 5 sentences in their copy using the following  phrases:

I can __________.

Look at ________.

The ___________.

There is _______.

I am __________.

 

                                    Cracking Maths: Home School Link pg. 29

Sounds Make Words pg. 77

Tuesday:                     Sounds Make Words pg. 78

                                    Cracking Maths pg. 122

Just Handwriting pg.  52 ( Capital P)

Wednesday:               Cracking Maths pg. 123

                                    Just Handwriting pg. 53( Capital B)

Grow in Love pg. 50

Thursday:                  Cracking Maths pg. 124

                                    Grow In Love pg. 51

Writing Copy – Parents please call out these sentences, one at a time to your child. Encourage him/her to repeat the sentence & count the words. He/she can then attempt to write the sentence in his/her copy:

I can see the tree.

It is in the park.

I like to sit under the tree and have a treat.

Friday:                      Cracking Maths pg. 125

Just Handwriting pg. 54 (Capital R)

Read your favourite book- Tell someone the story again only this time  use your own words.

www.growinlove.ie

Email: trial@growinlove.ie

Password: growinlove

Junior Infants – Theme 9 We Give Thanks  – Lesson 1: Thank You God for Food

During the Week:

  • Just Handwriting Practice Copy – Next two pages
  • 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:  bit, let, pain, boat, wet, cup, torch, string, stamp, puff

  • Revise Little Bo Peep – identify tricky words. Point at the words in the rhyme and try to say each word (try blending any unknown word). Say the rhyme by yourself, nice and slowly.  You can colour rhyming words e.g. peep / sheep in green…etc). Where did the sheep go do you think? Why ? What would you do if you were Little Bo Peep? Would you like to have a pet sheep? Why?
  • Gaeilge: Follow this link and listen to some of the songs and poems featured in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ4R5-OloEs

All Senior Infant Classes:

Extra Activities:

  • PE, – Jungle PE! Can you jump like a frog? Stretch like a giraffe? Slither like a snake? Fly like a parrot? Climb like a monkey?
  • Music – Sound Treasure Hunt- Can you hear the following anytime during the day – a bee buzzing, a ball bouncing, a bird singing, a dog barking, something that rattles, something that squeaks, a car, someone talking, someone laughing.
  • Science – baby animals. Chat about animals and what their babies are called …e.g. cow-calf, sheep – lamb, pig – piglet, horse – foal, duck – duckling , cat – kitten , dog – puppy …etc.
  • Household- Can you help dust? Can you set the table?  Can you help with the dishes?

 

 

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