Senior Infants Work at Home – Week: May 11th – May 15th 2020

Senior Infants Homework from Mon 11th May to Fri. 15th  May.

  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.

Tues & Wed:  New word : saw  Thurs & Fri:  New word: put

The new tricky words could be written on a piece of paper similar to    the others.

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

Word Box 15:   BLEND (sound out/read) & SEGMENT (stretch out)

Monday:     Words: box,  that, with ,

 

Tuesday:    Words: thin,  moth,  thank,

Wednesday:       Words ‘rich, shut,

Thursday:         Words ‘ ship,  think,

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: magic ‘e’ – when e at end of word, it makes vowel (a,e,i,o,u) say its name!
smoke nose bone
eve kite home
cake use joke

 

  1. Reading: Oxford Owl are offering free ebooks for school children. You have to register and then you have access to many free ebooks.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

Writing Activities for the week:

Parents:   Weight: Allow your child to estimate the weight of objects.

Revise light and heavy with your child.  Choose 2 contrasting objects: one heavy, the other light.  Ask your child to estimate which is lighter and which is heavier before allowing them to hold the contrasting items.

Compare 2 objects to decide which is heavier than the other.

Compare 2 objects to decide which is lighter than the other.

Compare 3 objects to see which is the lightest and which it the heaviest.  Allow your child to decide how best to work this out – they only have 2 hands but there are 3 items.

Try to select some items that are quite big but also light and compare them to items that are small and heavy.  Estimate first, then hold them.  Size doesn’t always equate with weight.

Monday:    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.

Cracking Maths pge..115

Sounds make Words pge. 76

Tuesday:    Cracking Maths pge..116

Pupils Phonics Book pge. 22

Just Handwriting pg.58 (MPRQ)

Wednesday:  Sounds make words pg.77

Cracking Maths pge. 117

Pupils Phonics Book pge. 23 ( Parents, see 3rd bullet point below about dictation )            

Thursday:   Cracking Maths pg. 118

Grow in Love pg 50

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 a big cat.

The cat is on the tree.

He is stuck.

 

Friday:       Cracking Maths pge. 119

Pupils Phonics Book 2 pg.24

Grow In Love pg 51

During the Week:

  • Just Handwriting Practice Copy – Next two pages. Draw a picture at top of the page.
  • Dictation – Pupil Phonics Book 2 pge. 23 – 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. Once they have sounded out word they can write the word on the line in page 23.

Words:  van, jug, yes, west, jump, shin, thud, cheep, quilt, starfish

(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:           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.

                     Cracking Maths: Home School Link pg. 26

Sounds Make Words pg. 73

Tuesday:                         Sounds Make Words pg. 74

                             Cracking Maths pg. 113

Just Handwriting pg.  46 ( Capital M)

Wednesday:          Cracking Maths pg. 114

                             Just Handwriting pg. 47( Capital U)

Grow in Love pg. 46

Thursday:             Cracking Maths pg. 115

                             Grow In Love pg. 47

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 a big cat.

The cat is on the tree.

He is stuck.

Friday:                     Cracking Maths pg. 116

Just Handwriting pg. 48 ( Capital J)

Read your favourite book.

www.growinlove.ie

Email: trial@growinlove.ie

Password: growinlove

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

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: van, jug, yes, west, jump, shin, thud, cheep, quilt, starfish
  • Revise Little Miss Muffett – 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. whey /away in blue…etc)

What do you think Miss Muffett will do next? Will she get another dinner? Where did the spider go do you think ?

(Parents, please send a brief email to me at kkelleher@scoilghobnatan.com  at some stage during the week if you have not already done so. Many thanks)

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

 

 

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.

  • 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.