Senior Infants – Room 7 Only – Work at Home – Week: Jan 11th – Jan 15th 2021

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

MONDAY

  1. Jolly Phonics Sounds Folder:

-Revise each sound in the Sound bag.      New sound today  ‘ng

-Cut out the ’ng ’ sounds and put it into the ‘Sounds Folder’ along with the sounds that we have already learnt in school)

-Encourage your child to put some of the sounds together and try to make some short words e.g. long , , song, sing …etc

-Practice the name of each sound and the sound that the letter makes e.g. n g says ‘ng’

-Encourage your child to think of words which begin with the ‘ng ’  sound e.g. strong, long, song, sing, string  !       (The Sound Copy will help with this activity – have a chat about the pictures on the pages with the ‘’ng ’  sound)

Jolly Phonics /ng/ – Sound, Song, Vocabulary and Blending

Action: Imagine you are a weightlifter lifting a heavy weight above your head saying ng, ng, ng

  1. Tricky Words

Revise all words learnt to date in the Tricky Word Folder

  1. Jolly Phonics Word Book: Please do not write on or mark this book in any way as this is a school book rental and will have to be returned at the end of the year to school.

-Read the words on page 12 this week. Read some words every night.  Encourage your child to put the words into a sentence to enhance comprehension and improve sentence structure.

-Use the sounds in the Sounds Folder to make some of the words also.

  1. Cracking Maths pg. 68 (First, 2nd, 3rd, last)

Colour the animals and the blocks the correct colours.

  1. Master Your Maths 34 (Monday)

 

TUESDAY

  1. Jolly Phonics Sounds Folder:

Revise all sounds in the sounds folder.

  1. Tricky Words: New word  ‘one

-Cut out the word ‘one ’ & put it into the Tricky Word Folder

-Encourage your child to put the word ‘one’ into sentences and to make the word using their letters in their sound folder e.g. ‘I have two eyes and one nose / My nan has one dog and he is called Ben. ‘

-Revise all words in the Tricky Word Folder every night.

-These words need to be learnt as a sight word i.e. when your child sees these words he/she needs to say these words immediately. These words cannot be sounded out.

Jan Richardson Sight Words | Level F | One | Jack Hartmann

  1. Jolly Phonics Word Book pg. 12 – If your child has a whiteboard at home he/she can practice writing some of the words on it. He /she can also make some of the words using playdoh if you have it at home.
  1. Sounds Make Words pg. 42  ‘ch’ sound. Say the ‘ch’ words and write the ‘ch’ letters. Read the ‘ch’ words and cross out the silly sentence. You can also colour the pictures.
  2. Master Your Maths pg. 34 (Tuesday)

 

WEDNESDAY

  1. Jolly Phonics Sounds Folder:

-Revise each sound in the Sound bag.      New sound today   ‘v

-Cut out the ’v’ sound and put it into the ‘Sounds Folder’ along with the sounds that we have already learnt in school)

-Encourage your child to put some of the sounds together and try to make some short words e.g.vest, van, very..etc using the sounds in their sound folder.

– Practice the name of each sound and the sound that the letter makes e.g. V  says ‘vvvvvv’

-Encourage your child to think of words which begin with the ‘v’  sound e.g. vest, van, case, vinegar”      (The Sound Copy will help with this activity – have a chat about the pictures on the pages with the ‘’v’  sound)

Jolly Phonics /v/ – Sound, Song, Vocabulary and Blending

Action:  Pretend to be driving a van saying v v v v .

  1. Tricky Words

-Revise all Tricky Words in the Tricky Word Folder

  1. Jolly Phonics Word Book 12 Encourage your child to write some of the words a in their copy using different colours if they want.
  1. Master Your Maths 35 (Wednesday)
  2. Cracking Maths 69 Colour the cars, turtles & people the correct colours.
  3. Sounds Make Words pg. 43 (sh). Say and write the ‘sh’ words. Colour the pictures also.

 

 

THURSDAY

  1. Jolly Phonics Sounds Folder:

Revise all sounds in the sounds folder.

  1. Tricky Words: New word  ‘by

-Cut out the word ‘by’ & put it into the Tricky Word Folder

-Encourage your child to put the word ‘by’ into sentences and to make the word using their letters in their sound folder e.g. ‘I go to school by bus. I left my bicycle by the gate.

-Revise all words in the Tricky Word Folder every night.

-These words need to be learnt as a sight word i.e. when your child sees these words he/she needs to say these words immediately. These words cannot be sounded out.

Learn Sight Word ‘by’ | Tricky Word ‘by’ for Preschool Kids

  1. Jolly Phonics Word Book pg 12. Read some of the words. If there is any word that is causing particular difficulty, parent can model saying each sound in the word individually and then read the word. Your child can say it with / after you.

 

  1. Grow in Love pg. 26

 

  1. Master Your Maths pg. 35
  2. Just Handwriting Small Book : pg. 1. Practice writing these lower-case letters. Make sure you are holding your pencil correctly and forming each letter correctly.

 

FRIDAY

  1. Jolly Phonics Sounds Folder

Revise all sounds in the Sounds Folder.

  1. Tricky Words

Revise all words in the Tricky Word Folder.

  1. Jolly Phonics Word Book pg 12 Practice reading the words on this page. Can you think of words that rhyme with some of the words?

 

  1. Grow in Love pg. 27
  2. Master Your Maths Test Page 80
  3. Writing Copy: Your child can write their news into their writing copy. Remember to sit in a good position & hold pencil correctly. Remember to put a space the width of a finger between each word.

My News

Today is Friday.

I am not at school. I am working at home.

Christmas is over. I had lots of fun.

I like playing with my new toys.

 

 

Other Activities

Nursery Rhyme for this week:

Help your child to say “Clothes”. The trousers can be coloured blue and the jumper can be coloured in red.  Read the poem together a few times every day. Encourage your child to sound out and read as many words as they can independently.   Encourage your child to use their ‘Peter Pointer Finger to point at each word as they read.

Also revise the 10 nursery rhymes from the folder each evening. Encourage your child to continue to say them independently & slowly and please check that the little words are being put in e.g. on, a,  and, the……etc. 

Together read the rhyme ‘Humpty Dumpty’.  Look out for the tricky words.   Colour the trick words that you find diffferent colours e.g.  colour every ‘the’ in red, colour every ‘all’ in blue …etc.      Encourage your child to use their ‘Peter Pointer Finger’ as they point at each word while they read.

Scrapbook:  Our topic this week is : School Uniform

See note on inside cover of scrapbook.

Some of these words may be new words e.g. pinafore, cardigan. You can clap these words e.g. jum –per ( 2 syllables), skirt (1 syllable), car-dig-an (3 syllables)

Grow in Love

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 COVID 19 period. To access the online material log on to: www.growinlove.ie   with the following details:

Email:  trial@growinlove.ie

Password: growinlove

Senior Infants:     Theme4: The Holy Family                           Lesson 1. Simeon & Anna Meet Jesus

Oral Maths   first, 2nd, 3rd, last.

  • Discuss with your child the things that we do first thing in the morning. What do we do next ? (2nd). What is the last thing that you do every day?
  • Read a story with your child e.g. The Three Little Pigs. Sequence the story by asking such questions as ‘which house did the wolf blow down first / second?
  • Encourage your child to retell a story to you , making sure that they are telling the story in the correct order.
  • Give your child 4 different items e.g. toys. Socks, plastic toys etc. Tell your child to put them in a certain order e.g. ‘put the red sock first and the yellow sock last. Put the pink sock 2nd and the blue sock 3rd ‘.   What sock is 2nd / last …etc?
  • Sequence making toast / sandwich / cake with your child – what do we do first / 2nd / 3rd & last?

Please refer to handwriting sheet in Homework Folder for correct formation and words to use when writing each letter and number.

Time to Talk Ginger Bear

Sounds in my House

You can have lots of fun during the week listening to and trying to identify different sounds that are in the house ( eyes closed) 😊

When you are in different rooms in the house , together with your child close your eyes . What sounds can you hear?

Place different objects in front of your child e.g. a cup and a spoon, liquid to pour, pasta in a container, toaster, egg whisk, microwave , …etc. Your child shuts his eyes and you make a sound with one of the objects. Your child can guess what made the sound. Swap roles  – now you have to shut your eyes 😊.  If you want to make it harder, see if your child can remember two or even three sounds.

If you need to contact us at any time or if we can offer assistance in any way, please send us an email at any time and we will get back to you. ( please email us both at all times – many thanks).

mcremin@scoilghobnatan.com

kkelleher@scoilghobnatan.com

Hope you all have a good week and keep safe above all else!

 

 

Resources

  • 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

  • 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.

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.