Senior Infants Work at Home – Week: May 18th – May 22nd 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 16:   BLEND (sound out/read) & SEGMENT (stretch out)

Monday:     Words: yet,   shelf,   lunch,

 

Tuesday:    Words: crash,   brush,   thick,

Wednesday:       Words shell,  sink,

Thursday:         Words rash,  fish,

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: when an ‘ai’ sound comes at the end of a word, it is usually written as ‘ay’, e.g. ‘stay’
stay hay tray
day pay spray
say play pray

 

  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:   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 have ________.

I like _________.

I want ________.

I see _________.

I will _________.

Cracking Maths pge..120

Sounds make Words pge. 78

Tuesday:    Cracking Maths pge..122

Pupils Phonics Book pge. 25

Just Handwriting pg.59 (Numbers)

Wednesday:  Sounds make words pg.79

Cracking Maths pge. 123

Pupils Phonics Book pge. 26 ( Parents, see  point below about dictation )        

Thursday:   Cracking Maths pg. 124

Grow in Love pg 52

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:

Look at the fish.

The fish is under the water.

He has a long tail.

 

Friday:       Cracking Maths pge. 125

Pupils Phonics Book 2 pg.27 ( Parents, see 3rd bullet point below about dictation )           Grow In Love pg 53

                                                                            

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 – Pupil Phonics Book 2 pge. 27 – 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:  log,  jam,  bat,  loft,  hunt,  shut,  chest,  tooth,  tree,  oilcan,

 

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 have ________.

I like _________.

I want ________.

I see _________.

I will _________.

 

                     Cracking Maths: Home School Link pg. 27

Sounds Make Words pg. 75

Tuesday:               Sounds Make Words pg. 76

                             Cracking Maths pg. 117

Just Handwriting pg.  49 ( Capital M, N, U J)

Wednesday:          Cracking Maths pg. 118

                             Just Handwriting pg. 50( Capital M, N, U, J)

Grow in Love pg. 48

Thursday:             Cracking Maths pg. 119

                             Grow In Love pg. 49

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:

Look at the fish.

The fish is under the water.

He has a long tail.

Friday:              Cracking Maths pg. 120

Just Handwriting pg. 51 ( Capital D)

Read your favourite book.

www.growinlove.ie

Email: trial@growinlove.ie

Password: growinlove

Junior Infants – Theme 8 Water  – Lesson 2: Welcomed with Water

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: log,  jam,  bat,  loft,  hunt,  shut,  chest,  tooth,  tree,  oil-can
  • Revise Baa Baa Black Sheep – 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. wool / full  in red…etc). What do you think the sheep’s name might be? What did the master / dame / little boy do with the wool? Would you like to get a bag of wool? Why/why not?  Can you think of a word that rhymes with : sheep / full / one / bag ..etc.

All Senior Infant Classes:

 

Extra Activities:

  • PE, Ball games – Set yourself an outdoors challenge – run, skip, walk a certain distance and ask someone to time you. See if you can beat your score. Set up a target to aim for. Throw a ball, kick a ball, puck a sliotar etc and see how many times you can hit the target.
  • Religion – In May we celebrate Mary, practice the Hail Mary. Can you draw a picture of Mary?
  • Science – Weather – Take note of the weather daily – sunny, rainy, windy etc
  • Household- Can you help outside? Help plant flowers? Help water the plants? Tidy your outdoor 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.

  • 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