Senior 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.

Social Story – A Teams Call With Teacher

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:

Download Microsoft Teams App
  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.  

Check out ‘Geraldine the Giraffe’ on Youtube and she will help with revision of the sounds in a fun way.

 

  1. 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. Grammar Rule: the <ow> diagraph says ‘ou’ and ‘oa’

 

town yellow grow
shout flower soap
coat south  slow

 

  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.

5.Gaeilge

This is a YouTube Link to Gaeilge songs from Bua na Cainte https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCkS9i1YiziNUiXYUreJ8qQ

Writing Activities for the week:

Monday:     Cracking Maths pge.138

Tuesday:      Pupils Phonics Book 2 pge. 38

Wednesday:  Cracking Maths pge. 139

Thursday:   Pupils Phonics Book 2 pg.39

Friday:  Listen to The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr3ha03MsK0, and then draw picture of your favourite part and write a couple of sentences about it.  Alternatively you can look at The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFRYjOkbxfE, and draw a picture and write a few sentences.

                                                                            

During the Week:

  • Dictation in writing copy – Pupil Phonics book pge. 39  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:  run,  lip,  melt,  sang,  bad,  just,  moth,  porch, magpie,  rescue

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.

mcronin@scoilghobnatan.com

coleary@scoilghobnatan.com

cmccarthy@scoilghobnatan.com

kkelleher@scoilghobnatan.com

Mrs Kelleher Senior Infants Writing Work

 

Monday:             Cracking Maths pg. 133

(Use number line to count the amount in the purses)

Tuesday:        Cracking Maths pg.134

(On top of each item , write how much it costs e.g. crisps + jelly baby   =  4c +1c = 5c. It is easier to get the correct answer by doing this.)

Wednesday:     Cracking Maths pg. 135

(Use a number line to check your answer).

Thursday:          Cracking Maths pg. 136

(Match the item to the correct purse. Again your use number line to count how much is in each purse. Write the answer on top of each purse. This will make it easier for you to match)

Friday:                  Listen to The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr3ha03MsK0, and then draw picture of your favourite part and write a couple of sentences about it.  Alternatively you can look at The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle on youtube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFRYjOkbxfE, and draw a picture and write a few sentences.

 

During the Week:

  • Just Handwriting pg. 57, 58 (Revision of some capital letters )
  • 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.

Wordsrun,  lip,  melt,  sang,  bad,  just,  moth,  porch, magpie,  rescue

  • Revise Hickory Dickory Doc – 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. doc / clock in green…etc).

What time was it? What climbed up the clock?  Did you ever see a mouse? How many hands has a clock?

All Senior Infant Classes:

 

Extra Activities:

  • 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 minibeast using an umbrella?  Hold an umbrella under a tree/bush and shake!  What has fallen into your umbrella?

SPHE

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 Safetyhas 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 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.

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