Senior Infants Work at Home – Week: June 22nd – June 26th 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

Hi to all the boys and girls in Senior Infants.

We know that you are probably all so excited that we will be getting our summer holidays from school on Friday!  You have all been working so hard at home and trying your best .We are very proud of each and every one of you!

We have some fun activities for you for this week that you can try at home.

If you would like to do some writing and colouring, pick some page in one of your workbooks that you have not yet done and you can do that

Fun Reading Ideas. That You Can Try

  • Read a book outside
  • Read a book to someone on the phone
  • Read a book while sitting under a tree
  • Read a book in your pyjamas
  • Read a book to your teddy / doll.
  • Read your favourite book again.

Draw a Summer Picture

Draw and colour in pictures of all the wonderful things that summer brings e.g. sun shining in the sky, beautiful colourful flowers blooming in the garden, playing at the beach, eating ice cream , playing in the paddling pool, bees and butterflies flying around, playing in the park …etc.

Relaxation Activities

  • Lie down on the grass. Feel the grass between your toes. Look up at the clouds and can you see any cloud shapes?
  • Lie on your back on the floor/grass/ carpet and place a teddy on your tummy. Breathe in and out slowly. Look at how your teddy rises and falls when you breathe.
  • Draw a picture of all the things that make you happy.

Religion

This is a little prayer that you might like to say at home with your family

Thank you God for the world so sweet

Thank you God for the food we eat.

Thank you God for the birds that sing.

Thank you God , for everything!

Amen

 

Outdoor Activities

  • Obstacle course: make up your own obstacle course using things from around the house.
  • Welly toss: put down a marker and stand behind it. Throw a welly as far as you can. Mark where it landed.  Can you throw further next time?
  • Bike ride: get out your bike/scooter/skates and go out and explore!
  • Egg and spoon race: get a big spoon and a boiled egg or a potato. Practice walking/running as fast as you can to the finish line!!!  Can you race against someone at home?
  • Walk: go on a fun walk with your family. Where could you go?  Could you take a picnic?
  • Imagination fun: make up your own game that you and your family can play!!! What could you use?  Balls, sticks, rackets, ropes etc.  Be creative and have fun!!!

 

Virtual Tours

The following are a list of virtual tours that the children can visit.

Copy and paste any of the links into Google and go on an adventure!

We hope you enjoy them and would love to hear about what you saw at our Teams meeting during the week.

Zoo Tours

Dublin Zoo https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/

Chester Zoo https://www.chesterzoo.org/virtual-zoo/

San Diego Zoo https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/?mod=article_inline

Aquariums

https://www.nationalaquarium.ie/aquakids.html

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams?fbclid=IwAR3TelWYzvWcNu93ocg2zKTwclzukdJhmXFG5XNTzApdTB6uCWCw-XtB1Oc

Farm Animals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHN2eNigz3o

 

 

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