Ms. Healy 19/20

Happy Friday Everyone,

have a lovely sunny weekend!:-)

 

Online stories are an excellent resource to use during this time.

 

Scavenger hunt around the house or in the garden!

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MONDAY 23RD MARCH

Happy Monday everyone,

Hope you are all well. Please find below some more activities. I can be contacted on email a.healy@upperglanmirens.ie

Miss ye!!

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Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo have live webcams to look at the animals at any time during the day – there’s a live
feeding of the Penguins scheduled for 2:30 today

Webcams

Gaeilge

The Irish programme we use in class is called Bua na Cainte. Edco are providing access to their online interactive programme for parents and children to use at home. The themes we have covered to date – Mé Féin, An Scoil, Bia, Caitheamh Aimsire, Éadaí and Sa Bhaile. Children can revise these themes, lessons, songs and games.

Keep Active & Learn

Children can practice spelling their names, names of siblings, names of friends and a range of different words while also keeping active.

Yogahttps://www.cosmickids.com/ choose a lesson and have some fun!

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Hi boys and girls, mums and dads,

I hope this finds you safe and well. First and foremost, we miss you loads and look forward to the day where we can return to school and get back to normal. I know it must be very hard to stay at home and not meet up with all of your friends that you have made here in school, but we have to try our best!!

Parents,
Below is a suggestion of some activities that the children could be completing over the next few weeks. These are just suggestions; we are very conscious of the fact that everyones daily life has been disrupted and we in no way want to add to these pressures. However, the continuation of the children’s learning is very important to us, so we ask that for the most part, we engage collaboratively and collectively to ensure we achieve this.

If you wish to take photos of completed work or email me, I can be contacted on: a.healy@upperglanmirens.ie
We look forward to getting back to school as quickly as possible.

Ms . Healy 🙂

 

JUNIOR INFANTS

Ms Healy & Ms O’Halloran

 

Jolly Phonics

We have completed all sounds in our Jolly Phonics. Each child has their sound copy and the free jolly phonics app can be downloaded to help with revision. Letter names, sounds, songs and actions can all be revised in a fun and meaningful way. YouTube songs – What do the Letters Say and Jolly Phonic sound songs are also available online.

Blending word list 1-3 – revise all previous words and continue to practice these words. Rhyming activities can be completed alongside these word lists to extend children’s learning. Children can write these words out using paper, whiteboard, magnetic letters or any materials you may have at home.

Starfall.com – this website has phonic resources that includes blending.

Twinkl – this website is a fantastic resource for teachers and parents to use. They are offering parents one month free membership while children are at home. http://www.twinkl.ie/offer enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.

Here are some links below and other phonics activities:

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-l-4185-i-can-read-phase-2-words-activity-sheet-pack https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi-l-871-phonics-read-and-write-activity-sheet

This website is also great for online phonics games. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=phonics

 

Reading

We are currently reading Splash! We have completed pages 1-9. Revision of these pages is important over the coming weeks.

Folens online can be accessed for free where you can look at the class readers we have covered to date (LOOK OUT TEDDY and THE LOST BALL) plus the reader we are currently working on (SPLASH).

NEW WORDS: ME, LOOKS

Please read to PAGE 18 OF SPLASH.

Word bags will be useful at this time. Word revision and sentence formation can be practiced. Red and Yellow word bags can also be revised at this time.

Online Stories – Getepic.com. Click login and say you do not have an account. Join free for 30 days as a family. Here you can create your account. Click learning to read and choose books for age 4-6 years. There is lots to choose from. Oxfordowl.co.uk – this is a similar site to getepic.com and also has lots of reading resources online.

Maths

Topmarks.co.uk- in search box- shapes, counting, patterns, number for all different types of games.

NRICH.com https://nrich.maths.org/9084 here are more maths activities you can do with your child. A lot of them are quite practical. Stay within age appropriate games.

Practice number formation from 0-5, again on paper/whiteboards etc.

WEIGHT – Experiment weighing various objects at home. Encourage appropriate language e.g. heavy/light/heavier/lighter/ heaviest/lightest.

SHAPES – Observe and recognise 2D shapes in environment. Maths is everywhere

TWINKL – twinkl has a number of fun and meaningful resources to aid children’s learning. These activities can be printed for children to complete. (Colour by number etc)

Project Work

Below are a list of some topics you can choose to make a project about. This can be done as a little book, poster, painting or any way you like.

  1. All About Me – what you can do, such as – run, swim etc.
  2. Important People to me.
  3. My Favourite Animal.
  4. Spring
  5. Ireland or any country of choice.

 

Other suggested activities

Home Activities

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SENIOR INFANTS

Ms Healy, Ms O’Toole and Ms. Mc Donald

 

Jolly Phonics

We have completed all sounds in our Jolly Phonics. the free jolly phonics app can be downloaded to help with revision. Letter names, sounds, songs and actions can all be revised in a fun and meaningful way. YouTube songs – What do the Letters Say and Jolly Phonic sound songs are also available online. Digraphs can be a focus e.g ai, oa, ie, er, are these sounds are always the most difficult for children.

Tricky words – Revise all tricky words completed 1-30. See box below. These words can be read aloud, sentence formation and practiced as spellings.

Tricky Words 1-30

 

I               be           you        there     one

the         was        your       they       by

he           to            come     go           like

she         do           some     no           have

me         are         said        so           live

we          all           here      my          give

Starfall.com – this website has phonic resources that includes blending.

Twinkl – this website is a fantastic resource for teachers and parents to use. They are offering parents one month free membership while children are at home. http://www.twinkl.ie/offer enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.

 

Reading

Folens online can be accessed for free where you can look at the class readers we have covered to date (THE BIG HORSE and WHAT A MESS!) Please revise these books.

We would like children to continue reading each day. The new book we would like children to read during the school closure is called ARE YOU KITTY?. This book is available as an ebook on folens online and can be accessed. There are no new words introduced throughout this book.

Online Stories – Getepic.com. Click login and say you do not have an account. Join free for 30 days as a family. Here you can create your account. Click learning to read and choose books for age 4-6 years. There is lots to choose from. Oxfordowl.co.uk – this is a similar site to getepic.com and also has lots of reading resources online. As we can’t work on our shared reading these online stories might be a useful resource.

Writing

News – Children can write their daily news. Children can write about their activities and draw a picture to represent their news for that day.

Letter formation and sentence formation can also be practiced.

Maths

Topmarks.co.uk- in search box- shapes, counting, patterns, number for all different types of games.

NRICH.com https://nrich.maths.org/9084 here are more maths activities you can do with your child. A lot of them are quite practical. Stay within age appropriate games.

Practice number formation from 0-20, on paper/whiteboards etc. Children can also draw items to represent numbers (10 apples for the number 10/5 sweets for the number 5)

We have completed number stories to 9. Please revise all these number stories. Children may need resources to aid counting (cubes/counters etc).

EXAMPLE: STORY OF 6

WEIGHT – Experiment weighing various objects at home. Encourage appropriate language e.g. heavy/light/heavier/lighter/ heaviest/lightest.

SHAPES – Observe and recognise 2D and 3D shapes in environment. Maths is everywhere.

TWINKL – twinkl has a number of fun and meaningful resources to aid children’s learning. These activities can be printed for children to complete. (Colour by number etc)

 

Project Work

Below are a list of some topics you can choose to make a project about. This can be done as a little book, poster, painting or any way you like.

  1. All About Me – what you can do, such as – run, swim etc.
  2. Important People to me.
  3. My Favourite Animal.
  4. Spring
  5. Ireland or any country of choice.

 

Other suggested activities below

Home Activities