Senior Infants Work at Home – Week: June 2nd – June 5th 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 joining a group call.

Social Story – A Teams Call With Teacher

When books are being collected from the school at the prescribed times for each class level during the week beginning Jan 11th, each pupil will receive a username and password which will allow them access to Microsoft Office365 – this online resource will allow each child access a range of Microsoft features such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook (email) and 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. Blending List: write the words in your child’s homework copy

Word Box 18:   BLEND (sound out/read) & SEGMENT (stretch out)

Tuesday:    Words: quick,  out,  shout,

Wednesday:    Words: queen,  boil,  oil,

Thursday:    Words due,  park,

Friday:        Words shark,  litter,

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. Collins Big Cat ebooks:

Log in details are:

Go to Collins Connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter:


Password: Parents20!

and click Login.


There are lots of Gaeilge resources on These are available when you search for ‘Abair Liom 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:

  1. Go to and click ‘Register’
  2. Select ‘Teacher’
  3. Fill in a username, email address and password
  4. For ‘Roll Number’, use the code Prim20
  5. Click ‘Register’. You will then be sent an email (check your ‘Promotions’ folder if using Gmail) to activate your account.

The Póstear ‘Is Mise’ has the dán (rhyme) Lámh Lámh eile that the children will be familiar with. Try saying it while doing the actions with your child.

Writing Activities for the week:

Parents The children are learning about money.  Your child should be able to recognise 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent and 20 cent coins and use coins up to 10 cent.

  • When shopping, ask your child what can be bought with these coins, e.g. lollipop costs 5 cent. Allow your child to pay for items using these coins.
  • Show your child the prices on food when shopping.
  • Play shop with your child using toys, cereal boxes, etc. Price the items from 1 cent to 10 cent.
  • Allow your child to use the appropriate real coins when playing in this shop.
  • Ask questions and use the vocabulary associated with money, such as: how many coins have you got? What coin/s do you need to buy the teddy? How much money have you got? (Count the coins up to 10 cent, e.g. 2 cent and 1 cent and 2 cent make/are the same as 5 cent),  how much does the teddy cost?  How much did you spend?,  What change did you get?,  Have you too much/ too little money?
  • Through these experiences, your child will learn the value of coins: 1 cent and 1 cent make 2 cent, 5 cent and 5 cent make 10 cent. Eventually they will also learn that 2 cent is the same amount as 1 cent and 1 cent, and that 2 cent and 2 cent and 1 cent make 5 cent, etc
  • Some children find this concept quite difficult, but given lots of shopping opportunities (real and imaginary), your child will grasp this concept.


Tuesday:    Cracking Maths pge..131

Pupils Phonics Book pge. 31 (see point about dictation)

Wednesday:  Cracking Maths pge. 132

Pupils Phonics Book pge. 32       

Thursday:   Cracking Maths pg. 133

Grow in Love pg 56

Friday:    Pupils Phonics Book 2 pg.33

Grow In Love pg 57


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.


  • Dictation in writing copy – Pupil Phonics book pge. 31 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:  big, bag, men, sand, belt, wish, north, lunch, sort, without

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: with the following details:


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)

  • Mrs Kelleher Senior Infants Writing Work
  • Tuesday: Cracking Maths pg.126

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:

          It is June.

         The sun is shining in the sky.

         I like playing in my garden.


Wednesday:         Cracking Maths pg. 127

Sounds Make Words pg. 79 

Thursday:           Cracking Maths pg. 128

Just Handwriting pg. 55 ( Capital Q)  

Friday:         Cracking Maths Home / School Link pg. 29

Grow In Love pg 64


Password: growinlove

Junior Infants – Seasonal Lesson : Summer (June)

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:  big, bag, men, sand, belt, wish, north, lunch, sort, without


  • Revise Jack & Jill – 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. Jill / hill in yellow…etc).

Did you ever climb a hill ? / Did you fall? What do you think Jack’s mother said? Did Jill have to go up for more water?


All Senior Infant Classes:

Extra Activities:

  • PE – Feel your heart, run on the spot/ do jumping jacks for 1 minute. Place your hands on your heart and feel it beating very quickly. Breath slowly and deeply and feel your heartbeat slow and calm.
  • Mindful listening – listen carefully with your eyes closed to any sounds you can hear. After 1 minute open your eyes and write down everything you heard.
  • Mindfulness Colouring – Play some relaxing music and chill out while you colour!
  • Science – A Bouncing Egg ‘Eggsperiment’. Cover an egg with white vinegar and see if the shell dissolves. Use a glass you can see the changes day by day. 2. After a few days take your egg out and should be able to rub off the remainder of the shell easily. 3. Test your egg to see if it bounces without cracking!


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
  • Just click on ‘Paws’ , then on  ‘Junior & Senior Infants’ to access the information.

This week, please discuss

Safety in the Bath &

Safety in Paddling Pools

with your child (pages 1-5 in the Lesson Book ). There are interactive activities also that you can do with your child e.g. pick the right word.



  • RTE Home School  – will broadcast two hours of “school on TV” to support primary school children and their parents at home. It will air every weekday, for two hours from 10am on RTÉ2 starting Monday, 11 January 2021.

  • Cúla4 on TG4 provides plenty of Gaeilge programmes which children can watch to keep up their Gaeilge learning.

  • Water Safety Now every child can learn basic water safety skills at home

  • 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.

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.