Ms. O’Halloran 20/21

Monday March 1st 2021
Hi everyone, 
We had a great first day back. We moved pods and Ms. McDonald’s class came to see us with Welcome Back to School signs. All in all, a very successful first day back at school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click on the link for todays work. Looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom 🙂

Friday 4th Feb

 

 

 

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Zoom Call Tomorrow:

We would like the children to have their favourite toy ready to show us during our Zoom.

Please prepare these answers with your child:

  • What is your favourite toy? – my favourite toy is ______.
  • Does your toy have a name?
  • What do you like to do with your favourite toy? (2 things)

Happy Thursday please click on the link below to view work for today.

Thanks 🙂

Thursday 4th February

Videos

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Wednesday 3rd February

PE & Gross Motor Skills

PE with Joe Wicks is live on his YouTube channel at 9am. Start off the day with some exercise!

Gross Motor with My OT and Me- Astronaut Training Part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHuDYtQubYs

Starlight

Unit 9 – School – What I wear to school

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH09_007/index.html

Digital Poster (Explore Mode)

  • Start by focusing on opposites. Ask your child, what opposites do you see in the poster? ( long/short, same/different, bright/dark, black/white, open/closed, plain/patterned, striped/spotted, one colour/multi-coloured. How are the pictures similar or different
  • Instead of pointing to the pictures, encourage your child to use words to compare and contrast i.e. the girls in the top picture are wearing skirts and the girls in the bottom picture are wearing pants.

Digital poster (Activity Mode)

  • Go to the Activity mode of the poster. Play the sorting activity for your child and see if they can correctly catagorise summer and winter clothes.

Story time: The Lost Button

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICWySmmJE-8

 

English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise Pg 9& 10
  • Read each of the words below.
  • Use your flash cards to make sentences ( I have a long dress, I must get a tie)
  • Take a picture of your sentences and send it to your teacher.

      must

get

dressed

Let’s

long

a

top

put

on

tie

it

on

have

Dress

the

Phonics

  • Revise ee/or and ie
  • Sing the song and do the actions

Blending Video Below

  • Watch and see if you can read some of the Alpha Block words using our sounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxBEmaaSh1c

Maths

  • Planet Maths pg 76.
  • Write the numeral 4.

 

Gaeilge

Éadaí/Clothes

Ceacht 3 – Lesson 3

Please watch the video for Ceacht 3/Lesson 3 with your child at least 3 times

 

Foclóir/ Vocabulary:

  • Cuir ort do chóta- put on your coat.
  • Dún do chóta- close your coat.
  • Cas timpeall- turn around.
  • Tá do chóta go hálainn- your coat is lovely.
  • Oscail do chóta- open your coat.
  • Bain díot do chóta- take off your coat.
  • Croch suas do chóta- hang up your coat.

 

Amhrán- croch suas do Chóta- hang up your coat.

Croch suas do chóta.

Croch suas do chóta.

Croch suas do chóta mar tá an lá té.

 

Croch suas do hata.

Croch suas do hata.

Croch suas do hata mar tá an lá té.

 

 

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy (Green Copy)

Letter formation – k

 

Practice the letter formation using your finger first

  1. Start at the dot
  2. Down to the line, back up to the middle, curl around, down and kick.

 

Religion

Theme 5: Jesus – Jesus the Good Shepherd

Grow in Love Book Page 31.

Families are invited to chat about the ways in which Jesus cares for us. Together they pray Psalm 23.

Children also write their name, to complete the sentence, ‘____,I am your Good Shepherd.’

Geography

Topic: Day and Night

 

  • Talk about how we know it is day time.
  • What kind of things do we do during the day?
  • What’s your favourite thing to do during the day?
  • Talk about how we know it is night time.
  • What kind of things do we do at night?
  • What’s your favourite thing to do at night time?
  • Discuss why we can/can’t do certain things during the day/at night

Day and Night Picture (please cut this out and stick into the next page of the SESE copy)

  • Write day and night under the correct picture.
  • Draw something you do at night.

Daily Play Activity

Rainy Day Baking

 

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Hi everyone, hope you are all well. We are planning a Zoom call on Friday  morning. Please email us if your child is available before 3pm today and we will be in touch closer to the day. 

Thanks 🙂

 

Tuesday 2nd February

English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise Pg 6-8
  • Read each word carefully using your Peter Pointer.
  • Read each word below

      must

get

dressed

Let’s

long

a

top

put

on

tie

it

on

have

Dress

the

Writing

Jack and Jill

Phonics

NEW SOUND: ee/or

These are two seperate sounds but for the purpose of the children remembering them they are often together (Think Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh)

  • Listen to the song below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W57mT4x488A

Song Words:  “See my donkey in the stall, ee/or ee/or is his call.”

  • Here is a little story to help the children learn the sound.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9aXOvBd71U

ACTIVITY

  • Complete the “ee/or” sound in the SOUND COPY
  • Draw and Colour as many pictures as you can of words that have the ‘ee/or’ sound

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy(Green Copy)

Word formation – fit/dot/bin

Practice the word formation using your finger first

  1. Practice the word formation with your finger first.
  2. Write the words fit/dot/bin

Maths

Have some fun with the game below

  1. https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/PlanetMaths/PMJI/resources/activities/pm_ji_112/index.html

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/PlanetMaths/PMJI/resources/video/pm_ji_v074.mp4

 

  1. Planet Maths pg 75
  • Write 4.
  • Match each numeral to the set.

Gaeilge

Éadaí/Clothes

Ceacht 2/Lesson 2

 

Fóclóir/Vocabulary

  • Bain díot do___ (do chóta, do hata, do scairf, do bhróga, do stocaí)- take off your (coat,hat,scarf,shoes,socks)
  • Tabhair dom___. (cóta,hata,scairf,bróga,stocaí)- give me the (coat,hat,scarf,shoes,socks)
  • Seo duit__. (cóta,hata, scairf, bróga, stocaí)- for you the __ (coat,hat,scarf,shoes,socks)
  • Go raibh maith agat- thank you.

Amhrán- Bain Díot do Chóta (Take off your Coat)

Bain díot do chóta.

Bain díot do chóta.

Bain díot do chóta mar tá an lá té

Bain díot do hata.

Bain díot do hata.

Bain díot do hata mar tá an lá tirim.

Activity – Bua na Cainte (Red Book) – Pg 22

Religion

Theme 5: Jesus – Jesus is the Good Shepherd

  • Listen to the story ‘Jesus is the Good Shepherd’ – Part 2
  • Questions
  • I wonder… why do you think Jesus calls himself a shepherd? Do you think ‘the Good Shepherd’ is a good name for Jesus? Why?
  • If Jesus is the Good Shepherd, who are his sheep?
  • Remember the story about Jesus blessing the children.. was he like a good shepherd then? Why? Do you think Jesus cares for us too? Does he listen to us when we talk to him?
  • Children’s Book- pg 30
  • Draw and colour 5 sheep that the shepherd cares for.

SPHE

  • This activity will need to be printed.
  • Discuss a time when your child felt angry/sad/happy/scared.
  • Why did they feel like this?
  • How did they know they felt happy/sad/angry/ scared?
  • Look at the link above cut out the correct feeling and stick it in the correct balloon.
  • Don’t forget to send a photo to your teacher.

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Daily Play Activity

 

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Monday 1st February 2021

Happy Monday Boys and Girls!! 

It was great to see so many videos of you all doing some fantastic reading. We are so proud of all the hard work you are doing at home. We hope that you are being as good for your teachers as you would be for us!! Keep up the good work!! 

Ms. O’Halloran 🙂

Today is the 1st day of a new season, we are saying goodbye to Winter and hello to SPRING!!!! It is also St Brigid’s Day, have a look at the little video below to learn about her.

 

PE

PE with Joe Wicks is live on his YouTube channel at 9am. Start off the day with some exercise!

Gross Motor Activities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5QGW8jA57I&list=PLwx9xqU4Y2d6PgZGUCzgPLm36StOk1yda&index=4

English

Reading

As we have completed the whole story, we are going to take the time to revise it and make sure we know all our new words.

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise pgs 3-5 with your child.
  • Ensure that they are reading each word carefully.
  • Point out different words and ask your child to read them.
  • Word Check – Check that your child can identify and read all of the words below

must

get

dressed

Let’s

a

top

put

on

it

on

have

dress

Writing

  1. Meet the Starlight Characters – Rocky (This sheet will need to be printed)
  • Trace the word Rocky
  • Write the word Rocky
  • Colour the picture of Rocky

Phonics

  • We are still concentrating on digraphs – Sounds which have two letters.
  • The FIRST letter in the sound does the talking so that tells us what the name of the sound is – the first letter is ‘i’ in the sound ‘ie’ – so that will tell us the name of the sound is ‘i’.
  • NEW SOUND: ie (SOUND COPY)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9qo6OLyCgc

 Song Words:

The Captain says ie,ie

The Captain says ie,ie

Stand up straight, don’t be late,

The Captain says ie,ie

  • Name: My name is i……..
  • Action: Put your hand on your forehead as if in salute

ACTIVITY

  • Complete the ie sound in the sound copy
  • Draw and Colour as many pictures as you can of words that have the ‘ie’ sound

Maths

  • Planet Maths Book pg 74
  • Trace over the big 4 with your Peter Pointer.
  • Write 4.
  • Colour the picture

 

Gaeilge

Éadaí/Clothes

Ceacht 1 – Lesson 1

Please watch the video for Ceacht 1/Lesson 1 with your child at least 3 times

Comhrá 1/ Conversation 1

Comhrá 2/ Conversation 2

 Vocabulary

  1. Taispeáin dom cóta– show me a coat.
  2. Taispeáin dom hata- show me a
  3. Taispeáin dom scairf- show me a
  4. Taispeáin dom bríste– Show me a pants.
  5. Taispeáin dom bróga– show me
  6. Taispeáin dom stocaí – show me socks
  7. Cad é sin? Sin __ . (cóta, hata, bríste,scairf)- What is that? That’s____. (coat,hat,pants,scarf)
  8. An maith leat __? (an scairf, srl)- do you like the__? Scarf,etc.
  9. Is/ní maith liom__ I do/don’t like__
  10. Tá an lá fuar, fluich.- it is a cold/wet day.
  11. Cuir ort ___ . (do chóta, do hata, do scairf, do bhróga)- Put on your___ (coat, hat, scarf, shoes)

Amhrán- Cuir ort do Chóta

Cuir ort do chóta.

Cuir ort do chóta.

Cuir ort do chóta mar tá an lá fuar.

Cuir ort do hata.

Cuir ort do hata.

Cuir ort do hata mar tá an lá fluich.

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy (Green Copy)

Letter Formation: f

  • Practice writing the letter with your finger first
  • Write the letter f- around, down to the line, back up to the middle and across.

Religion

Theme 5: Jesus – Jesus is the Good Shepherd

  • Watch the video below of a Farmer and Her Sheep.
  • https://vimeo.com/132807864
  • Story – ‘Jesus is the Good Shepherd’- Part 1 – Listen to the story being read aloud.

Questions

  1. Why do you think the shepherd went through the gate before the sheep? What does this tell you about the shepherd?
  2. I wonder.. how did these sheep come to know their shepherd’s voice?
  3. Can you recognise someone by their voice? Who? Why do you think you can recognise that person? Can you recognise who is reading this story? How?
  • Draw a picture of a shepherd minding his sheep.

Psalm 23:  Pray together:                                 Care for me Lord,

             As though you were a shepherd,

                                                                               And I, a sheep of your flock

 Science

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFG7etbxl5o

  • Colour the Nocturnal Animals– Cut the sheet out and stick it into the next blank page of the SESE copy
  • Colour the animals that come out at night and sleep during the day.
  • Draw another nocturnal animal (there’s a few clues in the video.)

 

Daily Play Activity

 

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Friday 29th January

JUNIOR INFANTS

PE

PE with Joe Wicks is live on his You Tube channel at 9am. Let’s get active.

Oral Language

Starlight – Unit 9 – School – What I wear to school

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH09_007/index.html

 

Digital Poster (Story Mode)

  • Revise Story Mode 1 with your child
  • Play Story Mode 2 for your child – Discuss vocabulary mentioned in the story

Digital Poster (Question Mode)

  • Go the the question mode of the poster. Listen and Discuss the questions.
  1. Look at the picture of the children wearing a uniform. What colour are the school jumpers?
  2. Look at the picture of the children wearing a uniform. What colour are the skirts and trousers?
  3. What is the girl with the football wearing?
  4. What kind of clothes do you wear for PE?
  5. In the picture with the snow, what are the children wearing? Why are they wearing these clothes?
  6. What kind of clothes do you wear during the summer?
  7. What kind of clothes do you find most comfortable?
  8. Why do you think many schools have uniforms?
  9. Do you think wearing school uniforms is a good or bad idea?
  10. What is your favourite item of clothing?

 English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise all words from the story – ‘School Clothes’
  • Use the flashcards you have made to help children identify the new words from their reader
  • Read – Pg 3-12

*** I WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU COULD RECORD A VIDEO/VOICE NOTE OF YOUR CHILD READING PGS 9 – 12 SO I COULD ASSESS HOW THEY ARE GETTING ON WITH THEIR READING ***

 Phonics

  1. Revise sounds – ai/j/oa (Letter Name/Sound/Action/Song)
  2. https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

      – Phase 1 & 2 games

 Maths

  1. Planet Maths – Pg 73
  • Read the number on the left hand side
  • Colour the correct amount in each row
  1. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game
  • Develop counting skills
  • Develop matching skills
  • Develop ordering skills

Handwriting

Print – MY PENCIL CONTROL BOOKLET

Pencil Control Booklet

  • Tracing Activities
  • Complete pg 3 and pg 4 ONLY

***Complete any pages not finished in Mrs Murphy Green Book up to the page (bag/man/pig)***

 Gaeilge

An Aimsir/The Weather

Revise Ceacht 6 & Ceacht 7

Practice and Sing the song: Caloga Sneachta

Activity: Bua na Cainte (Red Book) Pg 21

 Science – Winter

Topic: Winter Clothes

  • Discuss types of clothes you wear during the Summer
  • Discuss types of clothes you wear during the Winter
  • Sheet
  1. What types of clothes do you see on the sheet?
  2. Circle the clothes you wear in Winter to keep warm
  3. X the clothes you don’t wear during Winter

 Art

This week’s art activity is newspaper art. 

Click on the link to below to get some ideas on what you’d like to create. 

Scroll down the web page to get some more ideas and pictures of newspaper art.  It can be as creative as you like.  Mum or Dad could help you with drawing the outline. 

Grab your scissors and getting cutting!

https://iheartcraftythings.com/newspaper-craft-ideas.html 

 Mindfulness for Kids

Daily Play Activity

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Thursday 28th January

JUNIOR INFANTS

Oral Language

Starlight – Unit 9 – School – What I wear to school

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH09_007/index.html

 

Digital Poster (Explore Mode)

Think and Talk: I wonder

Ask the children the following questions…

  • Looking at the picture on the right, which clothes might you wear to school? Why?
  • What items of clothing are the children wearing that we can’t see in the picture? (vest/underpants/belt/jacket/coat)
  • Can you name another type of shoe?(slippers/runners/flip flops/wellingtons/football boots)
  • Which clothes do you like?
  • Which clothes don’t you like?

 

English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise Pg 9, 10 & 11
  • Discuss the picture on Pg 12
  • – Describe the girl in the picture?
  • – What is she wearing on her feet?
  • – What is not wearing inside her shoes?
  • – Where is her schoolbag?
  • New Words: forgot/shoes
  • Focus on the new words
  • Say them aloud for your child
  • Children should read and repeat the words
  1. Read pg 12
  • Children can sound out some of the words on Pg 12
  • Read the sentences aloud for your child pointing to the words as you read them
  • Child should read and repeat the words
  • Use flashcards to copy the sentence.

*** I WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU COULD RECORD A VIDEO OR SEND A VOICE NOTE OF YOUR CHILD READING PGS 9. 10, 11 & 12 SO I COULD ASSESS HOW THEY ARE GETTING ON WITH THEIR READING ***

Writing

  1. Skills Book (Pink Cover)
  • Pg 3 Activity D – Write the words
  • Sight Words – the/my
  • Oral Language – Ask your child to make up sentences orally using the sight words above
  1. Meet the Starlight Characters – Mum (This sheet will need to be printed)
  • Trace the word Mum
  • Write the word Mum
  • Colour the picture of Mum

Phonics

  1. Revise sounds – ai/j/oa
  • My name is….
  • My sound is…
  • My action is…
  • Song
  1. Ask children to name as many things that have the ai/j/oa sound
  1. Activity Sheet

Sound Revision

Draw a picture of something that has the ‘ai’ sound.

Draw a picture of something that has the ‘j’ sound.

Draw a picture of something that has the ‘ai’ sound

Maths

Planet Maths – Pg 72

  • Match the sets that have the same amount
  1. Count the items in each set
  2. Match the sets that have the same amount
  3. X the set that is wrong

Handwriting

  • Practice writing the letter ‘l’ on a lined sheet of paper
  • Practice writing the letter ‘t’ on a lined sheet of paper
  • Practice writing your name on a lined sheet of paper

Religion

Theme 5: Jesus – Jesus and the children

Grow in Love – Pg 28

  • Remind the children that Jesus had a special love for children
  • Trace the words that Jesus said ‘Let the children come to me’
  • Children must draw and colour a picture of themselves on the page

Mindfulness for Kids

Daily Play Activity

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WEDNESDAY 27TH JANUARY

JUNIOR INFANTS

PE

PE with Joe Wicks is live on his YouTube channel at 9am. Start off the day with some exercise!

Starlight

Unit 9 – School – What I wear to school

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH09_007/index.html

 

Digital Poster (Story Mode)

  • Play Story Mode 1
  • Discuss what you saw in the story
  • What vocabulary did you hear?

Digital Poster (Explore Mode)

  • Discuss the photographs of the two groups of children – Focus on the topic of clothes and clothes we wear to school
  • Identify the different types of clothes in the photographs – describe them in detail(colour/design/fabric/style)

English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise Pg 3-10
  • Discuss the picture on Pg 11
  • – Who is in the picture?
  • – Describe the school uniform
  • – Describe the schoolbag
  • – What do you think is in the schoolbag?
  • New Words: school/bag
  • Children should sound out the words to figure them out
  • Make flashcards to help your child remember the new words
  1. Read pg 11
  • Children can sound out some of the words on pg 11
  • Read the sentences aloud for your child pointing to the words as you read them
  • Child should read and repeat the words

Writing

  1. Skills Book (Pink Cover)
  • Pg 3 Activity C – Trace the words
  • Sight Words – the/my
  • Oral Language – Ask your child to make up sentences orally using the sight words above
  1. Meet the Starlight Characters – Jack (This sheet will need to be printed)

Starlight Characters

  • Trace the name Jack
  • Write the name Jack
  • Colour the picture of Jack

Phonics

NEW SOUND: oa

  • Practice the name of the sound: My name is oa……..
  • Practice the action for the sound: Put your hand over your mouth
  • Practice and sing the song for the ‘oa’ sound

ACTIVITY

  • Complete the ‘oa’ sound in the SOUND COPY
  • Ask your child to identify as many words as they can have the ‘oa’ sound in them
  • Draw and colour as many ‘oa’ sounds in the copy as you can

Maths

  • Planet Maths Book pg 71
  • Count the number of items in the set
  • Write the correct number

Gaeilge

An Aimsir/The Weather

Ceacht 7 – Lesson 7

Please watch the video for Ceacht 7/Lesson 7 with your child at least 3 times

Vocabulary

Bhí sé ag cur sneachta – It is snowing

Rith teidí amach – Teddy ran out

Rinne sé fear sneachta – He made a snowman

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy (Green Copy)

Letter formation – t

Practice the letter formation using your finger first

  1. Start at the dot
  2. Down to the line, around a small bit and a line across the middle.

Religion

Theme 5: Jesus – Jesus and the children

  • Poem – Jesus Blessed the Children

  • Questions
  1. What does the word blessing mean?
  2. What do we say when someone sneezes?
  3. Have you ever said said ‘bless you’ to anyone?
  4. Can you bless yourself? What do you say?
  5. I wonder…why did Jesus want to bless the children? What was he asking God to do? Would you like to be blessed by Jesus? Why?

 Geography

Topic: Hot and Cold

 

  • Discuss things that are hot
  • Discuss things that are cold
  • Draw the items in the box that are cold
  • Draw the items in the box that are hot

Mindfulness for Kids

Daily Play Activity

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A big Happy 5th Birthday to Aileen!! Another lockdown birthday girl!! Happy Whole Hand day Aileen 🙂

Tuesday 26th January

JUNIOR INFANTS

English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise Pg 3-9
  • Discuss the picture on Pg 10
  • – Who is in the picture?
  • – What is she holding in her hand?
  • – Describe the shoes
  • – What are your school shoes like?
  • New Words: get/my/shoes
  • Children should sound out the words to figure them out
  • Make flashcards to help your child remember the new words
  1.                 Read pg 10
  • Children can sound out some of the words on pg 10
  • Read the sentences aloud for your child pointing to the words as you read them
  • Child should read and repeat the words

Writing

  1. Skills Book (Pink Cover)
  • Pg 3 Activity B – Find and Circle the words
  • Sight Words – the/my
  • Oral Language – Ask your child to make up sentences orally using the sight words above
  1. Meet the Starlight Characters – Mark (This sheet will need to be printed)

Starlight Characters

  • Trace the name Mark
  • Write the name Mark
  • Colour the picture of Mark

Phonics

NEW SOUND: J

  • Practice saying – My name is J and my sound is…
  • Repetition of the letter name and sound is important.
  • Ask your child to come up with as many words as they can that start with the ‘j’ sound (jam/jump/Jack/jumper/jet)
  • Practice and Sing the song for the ‘j’ sound

ACTIVITY

  • Complete the ‘j’ sound in the SOUND COPY
  • Draw and Colour as many pictures as you can of words that have the ‘j’ sound

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy(Green Copy)

Letter formation – l

Practice the letter formation using your finger first

  1. Start at the dot
  2. Down to the line and around

Maths

  1. Watch the video to introduce the number 3

  1. Planet Maths pg 70
  • Practice writing the number 3 using your finger first
  • Complete pg 70 of Planet Maths

Gaeilge

An Aimsir/The Weather

Practice and Sing the song – Caloga Sneachta

Activity – Bua na Cainte (Red Book) – Pg 20

Religion

Theme 5: Jesus – Jesus and the children

  • Listen to the story ‘Jesus and the Children’
  • Questions
  • Why do you think the families wanted Jesus to bless their children?
  • I wonder…why did Jesus’ friends want to keep the children away from him?
  • What do you think Jesus talked to the children about?
  • What do you think the children said to Jesus?
  • Why do you think Jesus said God loves children?

Rhyming

Rhyming Lesson

  • Complete the powerpoint with your child and practice rhyming
  • Ask your child to identify as many words as they can that rhyme with the words on the powerpoint

Mindfulness for Kids

Daily Play Activity

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Good Morning, 

Week 3 of remote learning. Well done to all the boys and girls for all their hard work over the past two weeks. We really appreciate all the support and work that is being done at home. Keep it up everybody. Have a great week!

Ms. O’Halloran. 

Monday 25th January

JUNIOR INFANTS

PE

PE with Joe Wicks is live on his YouTube channel at 9am. Start off the day with some exercise!

 

English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise pgs 3-8 with your child.
  • Word Check – Check that your child can identify and read all of the words below

must

get

dressed

Let’s

a

top

put

on

it

on

long

tie

have

dress

  • Discuss the picture on Pg 9
  1. What is in the picture?
  2. Describe the school cothes that the girl is wearing.
  3. What colour is her tie/shirt/dress?
  4. Does she look happy or sad? How do you know?
  • Read Pg 9
  • Read the page aloud at least three times
  • Child should read and repeat the words
  • Make flashcards to help your child learn the new words

Writing

  1. Skills Book (Pink Cover)
  • Pg 3 Activity A – Colour the words
  • Sight Words – the/my
  • Oral Language – Ask your child to make up sentences orally using the sight words above
  1. Meet the Starlight Characters – Kate (This sheet will need to be printed)

Starlight Characters

  • Trace the name Kate
  • Write the name Kate
  • Colour the picture of Kate

Phonics

We are moving onto digraphs – Sounds which have two letters. The first letter in the sound tells us the name of the sound. 

NEW SOUND: ai (SOUND COPY)

The FIRST letter in the sound does the talking so that tells us what the name of the sound is – the first letter is ‘a’ in the sound ‘ai’ – so that will tell us the name of the sound is ‘a’.

  • Name: My name is a……..
  • Action: Put your hand behind your ear, as if hard of hearing and say ay?

Song

Practice and sing the song until your child knows the words

ACTIVITY

  • Complete the ai sound in the sound copy
  • Draw and Colour as many pictures as you can of words that have the ‘ai’ sound

Maths

  • Planet Maths Book pg 69
  • Match the correct number to each set of aliens
  • Read the numbers below the picture
  • Count the items in each set – How many? Match the number to the aliens.

Gaeilge

An Aimsir/The Weather

Ceacht 6 – Lesson 6

Please watch the video for Ceacht 6/Lesson 6 with your child at least 3 times

Vocabulary

  1. Tá sé ag cur sneachta – It is snowing
  2. Sin Fear Sneachta – This is a snowman
  3. hata air – He is wearing a hat
  4. scairf air – He is wearing a scarf
  5. súile air – He has eyes
  6. béal air – He has a mouth
  7. srón air – He has a nose
  8. cnaipí air – He has buttons
  9. Ta teidí ag sugradh sa sneachta – Teddy is playing in the snow
  10. Tá Niamh ag sugradh sa sneachta – Niamh is playing in the snow
  11. Tá Oisín ag sugradh sa sneachta – Oisín is playing in the snow

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy (Green Copy)

Word Formation: bag/man/pig

  • Practice writing the words with your finger first
  • Write the words – bag, man and pig

Religion

Theme 5: Jesus – Jesus and the children

  • Story – ‘A Visitor comes to town’ – Listen to the story being read aloud.
  • Questions
  1. Who was visiting the club?
  2. Can you tell me about a time you met someone important? How did you feel? Was the person nice to you? What Happened?
  3. What words would you use to describe the president?
  4. Do you think the president liked children?
  5. What would happen if Jesu came to visit your school?
  6. What would we do to get ready if Jesus was to visit our school?
  7. What would you say to Jesus?
  • Draw a picture of Jesus visiting our school

History

Which Comes last? – Cut the sheet out and stick it into the next blank page of the SESE copy

  • Discuss the pictures with your child
  1. What is happening in the picture?
  2. Which picture comes last? Why?
  • Colour the picture that comes last. X the other picture.

Mindfullness for Kids

Daily Play Activity

 

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Happy Friday everyone!! Well done on another great week of work!! We know that it’s not easy and we all miss our friends but hopefully we will all be back to school soon!!

A big Happy 5th Birthday to Farrah, who is a whole hand today!!

Have a lovely weekend!

Ms. O’Halloran 😊

 Friday 22nd January

PE

Joe Wicks live at 9am

English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise – Read pg 6, pg 7 and pg 8
  • Revise all words – Please help children to remember all new words from the pages we have read so far
  • Use the flashcards you have made to help children identify the new words from their reader

*** WE WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU COULD RECORD A VIDEO OF YOUR CHILD READING PGS 6,7 & 8 SO           WE COULD ASSESS HOW THEY ARE GETTING ON WITH THEIR READING ***

Phonics

  1. Revise sounds – c/k/e/h/r/m/d (Letter Name/Sound/Action/Song)
  • Find something around the house that begins with the ‘c/k’ sound
  • Find something around the house that begins with the ‘e’ sound
  • Find something around the house that begins with the ‘h’ sound
  • Find something around the house that begins with the ‘r’ sound
  • Find something around the house that begins with the ‘m’ sound
  • Find something around the house that begins with the ‘d’ sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y03uiPd-JTc

 

*** Take a picture of all the things you find for each sound and send it to your teacher***

Maths

  1. https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/PlanetMaths/PMJI/resources/activities/pm_ji_050/index.html
  2. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers
  • Children can enjoy learning to count playing teddy numbers
  • Make sure that each child is counting the amount of cakes they place on teddy
  • Planet Maths Book Pg 68
  • Draw one more in each set to make 3.
  • Write 3.
  • Colour each set.

Handwriting

***Complete any pages not finished in Mrs Murphy Green Book up to the page (p)***

Gaeilge

An Aimsir/The Weather

Ceacht 5 – Lesson 5

Comhrá 5.1- Conversation 5.1

Please watch the video for Comhrá 5.1/Conversation 5.1 with your child at least 3 times

Comhrá 5.1

  • A haon, a dó, a trí, a ceathair, a cúig, a sé

Comhrá 5.2- Conversation 5.2

Please watch the video for Comhrá2.2/Conversation 5.2 with your child at least 3 times

Comhrá 5.2

  • An bhfuil iasc ag snámh san usice? – Is the fish swimming in the water?
  • An bhfuil lacha ag snámh san usice? – Is the duck swimming in the water?
  • An bhfuil gé ag snámh san usice? – Is the goose swimming in the water?
  • An bhuil frog ag snámh san usice? – Is the frog swimming in the water?
  • Tá/Níl _____ ag snámh san uisce.

 

Rann- An Frog agus an Ghé

Aon, dó, aon, dó, trí.

Frog mór ramhar ina shuí.

Trí, ceathair, ceathair, cúig, sé.

Hata beag bídeach ar an ngné.

Leabhar Bua na Cainte/ Bua na Cainte Book

  • Pg 19- dathaigh an pictiúr- colour the picture.

Geography

  • Complete Friday on your Weather Watching Sheet.
  • What day had the nicest weather?
  • What day/days did it rain?
  • Send me a picture of your completed Weather Watching Chart.

 

Daily Play Activity

 

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Thursday 21st January

Oral Language

Starlight – Unit 8 – Shopping – The Toyshop

I would like for the children to describe their most special/favourite toy. It would be great if you could send us a picture of your favourite toy.

Here are some questions to help with the discussion-

  • Why is it special?
  • Who bought it for you?
  • Where was it bought?
  • When did you get it?
  • What do you do with it?

 English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise – Read pg 6, pg 7 and pg 8
  • Revise all words – Please help children to remember all new words from the pages we have read so far
  • Use the flashcards you have made to help children identify the new words from their reader

*** WE WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU COULD RECORD A VIDEO OF YOUR CHILD READING PGS 6, 7 & 8 SO WE COULD ASSESS HOW THEY ARE GETTING ON WITH THEIR READING ***

Writing

  1. Pre Reading Skills Book (White Cover) Pg 47

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/starlight-JI-Pre-Reading/ebook/

  • What is missing? Draw it.

Phonics

  1. Revise sounds – r/m/d
  • Ask children to name as many things that start with the sound r
  • Ask children to name as many things that start with the sound m
  • Ask children to name as many things that start with the sound d
  1. Draw a picture of something that starts with the ‘r’ sound.
  2. Draw a picture of something that starts with the ‘m’ sound.
  3. Draw a picture of something that starts with the ‘d’ sound.
  4. Complete the sounds sheet below.

Maths

  1. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers
  • Children can enjoy learning to count playing teddy numbers
  • Make sure that each child is counting the amount of cakes they place on teddy
  1. https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/PlanetMaths/PMJI/resources/video/pm_ji_v066.mp4
  • Watch the video and count along

Planet Maths Pg 67:

  • Count each object in the set and match to the number 3.
  • Colour each set.

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy(Green Copy)

  • Revise writing the letter h on a sheet of lined paper.
  • Revise writing the letter b on a sheet of lined paper.
  • Revise writing the letter p on a sheet of lined paper.

***Complete any pages not finished in the book up to the page (“p” page that we completed yesterday.)***

Religion

Theme 4: The Holy Family

Grow in Love – Pg 27

  • Children will colour the faces to show how Mary and Joseph felt when they found Jesus.
  • What do you like to do with your family?
  • Chat about a happy time you spent together.
  • Pray the Night Prayer every night.

 History

  • Look at the picture below.
  • Discuss which comes first.
  • Colour the picture that comes FIRST
  • Cut out picture and stick into the next blank page of SESE copy.

Geography

  • Continue on with your Weather Watching Chart.
  • Complete Thursday.

Daily Play

 

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Wednesday 20th January

PE

Pe with Joe Wicks is live on his YouTube Channel at 9am. Start off your day with some exercise.

Oral Language

Starlight – Unit 8 – Shopping – The Toyshop

  • Digital Poster ( Activity Mode)

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH08_001/index.html

  • Play each multiple choice question and see if they can correctly catagorise indoor/outdoor toys.
  • Click the right answer to progress to the next question.
  • Digital Poster ( Poem Mode): ‘Patchy Bear’

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH08_001/index.html

  • Listen and watch the poem 3 times.

English

Reading

  • Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes
  • Revise Pg 6/7

– focus on new words (tie,long)

  • Discuss the picture on Pg 8
  • What is this a picture of?
  • Do we wear this in school?
  • Does everyone wear this?
  • Can you think of another name for it?
  1. Read Pg  8

New Word- dress

  • Highlight new words (dress)
  • Read the sentences aloud for your child pointing to the new words as you read them
  • Child should read and repeat the words
  • Make flashcards to help your child learn the new words

Pre-Reading Skills Book

  1. Pre-Reading Skills Book (White Cover) pg 46

Phonics

  1. Revise sounds – r/m/d
  • Ask children to name as many things that start with the sound r
  • Ask children to name as many things that start with the sound m
  • Ask children to name as many things that start with the sound d
  • Draw a picture of something that starts with the ‘r’ sound eg rubber/rug
  • Draw a picture of something that starts with the ‘m’ sound
  • Draw a picture of something that starts with the ‘d’ sound
  1. Complete the sounds sheets below

 

Maths

  • We are going to learn to write the number 3.
  • Can you trace this three with your “Peter Pointer” for me?

  • Planet Maths pg 66.
  • Trace over the big 3 with your finger.
  • Write the number 3 and colour.

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy (Green Copy)

Letter formation – p

Practice the letter formation using your finger first

  1. Start at the black dot, under the line, back up and around.
  2. Write the letter p

Geography

  • Continue on with you Weather Watching Sheet.
  • Complete Wednesday.

Religion

Theme 4: The Holy Family

Grow in Love – pg 26

  • Listen to the Bible story – “The Boy Jesus in the Temple”
  • https://vimeo.com/171909563
  • VIDEO – Children can complete pg 26 as the video is playing

Daily Play Activity

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Tuesday 19th January

English

Reading

  • Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes
  • Revise Pg 6
  • focus on new words (long/tie)
  • Discuss the picture on Pg 7
  • – What items of school clothing are in the picture?
  • – Do you wear a shirt and tie going to school?
  • – What colour is our shirt/tie?
  • – How is our tie different from the one in the picture. 
  • Read pg 7
  • Children can sound out most of the words on Pg 7
  • Read the sentences aloud for your child pointing to the words as you read them
  • Child should read and repeat the words
  • Use flashcards to copy the sentence.

Writing

  1. Pre reading Skills Book (White Cover)
  • Listen to the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” on pg 45
  • Colour the first picture.
  • Colour the last picture.

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/fairytales/SL_JI_ACT_CH08_002/index.html

Phonics

  1. Revise sounds
  • My name is c/k and my sound is…
  • My name is e and my sound is…
  • My name is h and my sound is….
  • Show me the action for ‘c/k’
  • Show me the action for ‘e’
  • Show me the action for ‘h’
  • What words start with the ‘c/k’ sound
  • What words start with the ‘e’ sound
  • What words start with the ‘h’ sound
  • Complete the sound sheets below

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy(Green Copy)

Letter formation – b

Practice the letter formation using your finger first

  1. Start at the dot
  2. Down to the line, back up to the middle, around and stop.

Maths

  1. Count to 7
  2. Count backwards from 7
  3. Jump on the spot 7 times/touch your toes 6 times/clap your hands 5 times/touch your nose 4 times/say your name 3 times/turn around twice/ give 1 hug
  4. Using objects in your house make a set of 7 books/ 6 teaspoons/5 coins/4 crayons/3 cups/2 toys/1 shoe
  • Planet Maths Book Pg 65
  • Look at the number on the rocket.
  • Draw the correct amount of windows for each rocket.
  • Colour the rockets

Gaeilge

An Aimsir/The Weather

Ceacht 4.1 – Lesson 4.1

Please watch the video for Ceacht 4.1/Lesson 4.1 with your child at least 3 times

Vocabulary

  1. Tar amach – come out.
  2. Téigh isteach – go in.

Ceacht 2.2 – Lesson 2.2

Please watch the video for Ceacht 4.2/Lesson 4.2 with your child at least 3 times

Vocabulary

  1. An bhfuil cead agam dul amach? – Can I go out?
  2. Níl cead agat. Tá an lá fliuch. – You can’t go out. It is
  3. Tá cead agat. Tá an lá You can go out. It is dry.

Rann: Bhac-Bhac

‘Bhac-Bhac,’ arsa an lacha. ‘Tá an lá fluich.’

‘Bhac-bhac,’ arsa an lacha. ‘Tar amach, tar amach.’

 

‘Bhuf-Bhuf,’ arsa an madra. ‘Tá an lá fluich.’

‘Bhuf-bhuf,’ arsa an madra. ‘Téigh isteach, téigh isteach.’

Religion

Theme 4: Practice the night prayer.

              God our Father, I come to say

              Thank you for your love today.

               Thank you for my family,

                And all the friends you give to me.

                Guard me in the dark of night,

                And in the morning send your light.

                                     Amen.

 

Geography

  • Continue with your “Weather Watching” Sheet.
  • Fill in the weather using the symbols, for Tuesday.

Science

  • Polar Bear Sheet
  • Spot the 6 differences between the two pictures.
  • Circle them on the bottom picture.

Daily Play Activity

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Good morning boys and girls!! Hope you all had a lovely rest at the weekend and are ready for Monday. You all did great work last week, and we loved seeing all your pictures and videos. Keep it up this week!!

Ms. O’Halloran 😊

                                                                     Monday 18th January

English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise pgs 3, 4 & 5 with your child.
  • Read Pg 6
  • Read the page aloud at least three times
  • Discuss the picture on page 6
  1. What is in the picture?
  2. Where do we wear a tie?
  3. Who wears ties?
  4. What colours are on our school tie?
  1. New Words: long/tie
  • Read the sentences aloud for your child pointing to the new words as you read them
  • Child should read and repeat the words
  • Make flashcards to help your child learn the new words

Writing

  1. Skills Book (Pink Cover)
  • Pg 2 Activity A – Tick the correct sentence
  • New Words- put/on
  • Oral Language – Ask your child to make up sentences orally using the sight words above

Phonics

  1. Revise sounds
  • My name is c and my sound is…

My name is k and my sound is…

My name is e and my sound is….

My name is h and my sound is….

 

  • Show me the action for ‘c’ & ‘k’

Show me the action for ‘e’

Show me the action for ‘h’

 

  • What words start with the ‘c’ & ‘k’ sound

What words start with the ‘e’ sound

What words start with the ‘h’ sound

 

  • Complete the sound sheets below

 Maths

  • Planet Maths Book pg 64.
  • Matching sets that are the same.
  • Count the items in each set and match them.
  • How many in the set?
  • Why are they the same?

 

  • Make a set of 3 using some of your toys – don’t forget to send us a picture!

Gaeilge

An Aimsir/The Weather

Ceacht 3 – Lesson 3

Please watch the video for Ceacht 3/Lesson 3 with your child at least 3 times

Vocabulary

  1. An bhfuil an lacha san uisce? – Is the duck in the water?
  2. An bhfuil an madra san uisce? – Is the dog in the water?
  3. An bhfuil an cat san uisce? – Is the cat in the water?
  4. An bhfuil an t-iasc san uisce? – Is the fish in the water?
  5. Tá/Níl an lacha/an madra/an cat/an t-iasc san uisce. – Yes/No the __ is in the water.
  6. Faigh an lacha/an madra/an cat/an t-iasc agus cuir isteach san uisce – get the __ and put it in the water.

Listen and Practice the rhyme – Uisce

Leabhar: Bua na Cainte/ Bua na Cainte Book

Dathaigh lth 18/ Colour pg 18

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy (Green Copy)

Letter formation – h

Practice the letter formation using your finger first

  1. Start at the dot
  2. Down to the line, back up to the middle, around, down and a small kick.

Religion

Theme 4: The Holy Family

  • Discuss the pictures

How do Mary and Joseph look?

Why do you think they look like that?

What do you think happened?

Who else would you expect to see in the picture? I wonder… where is Jesus?

Was there ever a time when you couldn’t find your family? How did you feel?

 

Now look at this picture of the Holy family. How do Mary and Joseph look this time?

What words would you use to describe them? How do you think they feel?

Do you remember a time when you were really happy to be with your family?

Physical Education

Joe Wicks will be providing a P.E lesson every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning live on his You Tube channel at 9am. Start off the day with some exercise.

Geography

  • Keep a weather diary for the week.
  • Please cut this page out and stick into the next blank page in the children’s SESE copy.

Daily Play Activity

 

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Friday 15th January

Good Morning,

I hope everybody is keeping safe and well. Well done on completing your first week of homeschooling. Thank you all so much for your support throughout the week. It is a very strange and difficult time for everybody. It is extremely hard to go from life in the classroom to sitting at your kitchen table so well done everybody on all your hard work. 

The boys and girls have worked so hard throughout the week and I couldn’t be more proud of them.

Enjoy a well deserved break over the weekend. 

Ms O’Halloran 🙂

PE

PE with Joe Wicks is live on his You Tube channel at 9am. Let’s start the day with some exercise.

Oral Language

Starlight – Unit 8 – Shopping – The Toyshop

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH08_001/index.html

Digital Poster – Explore Mode – Talk and Discussion

Identify a toy or group of toys within the poster using simple clues

In the picture can you find/name…

  • A toy that you can push
  • A toy that rolls or bounces
  • A toy that says ting-a-ling/choo-choo
  • A toy that begins with a t/d/b sound
  • A toy that is soft/hard
  • A tall toy/a small toy
  • A spotted toy/a stripy toy
  • A toy that is round/tall/smiling/stiff/floppy
  • A toy that moves
  • A toy that you use to build/make things
  • A multicoloured toy
  • A noisy/quiet toy
  • A toy that you wear on your feet

 English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise – Read pg 3, pg 4 and pg 5
  • Revise all words – Please help children to remember all new words from the pages we have read so far
  • Use the flashcards you have made to help children identify the new words from their reader

*** I  WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU COULD RECORD A VIDEO OF YOUR CHILD READING PG 3, 4 & 5 SO WE COULD ASSESS HOW THEY ARE GETTING ON WITH THEIR READING ***

Phonics

  1. Revise sounds – s/a/t/i/p/n (Letter Name/Sound/Action/Song)
  • Find something around the house that begins with the ‘s’ sound
  • Find something around the house that begins with the ‘a’ sound
  • Find something around the house that begins with the ‘t’ sound
  • Find something around the house that begins with the ‘i’ sound
  • Find something around the house that begins with the ‘p’ sound
  • Find something around the house that begins with the ‘n’ sound

*** Take a picture of all the things you find for each sound and send it to your teacher***

 

  1. Complete the sounds sheets below

Maths

  1. Count to 5
  2. Count backwards from 5
  3. Using objects in your house make sets of different numbers – eg set of 3 spoons/set of 5 crayons/set of 2 pencils
  4. Print Activity Sheet – Count and Colour

 Count and Colour

  • Look at the number and colour the correct amount of pictures
  1. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers
  • Children can enjoy learning to count playing teddy numbers
  • Make sure that each child is counting the amount of cakes they place on teddy

Handwriting

***Complete any pages not finished in Mrs Murphy Green Book up to the page (car/ran/jar)***

Print – MY PENCIL CONTROL BOOKLET

Pencil Control Booklet

  • Tracing Activities
  • Complete pg 1 and pg 2 ONLY

Gaeilge

Revise Ceacht 1 & Ceacht 2

Practice and Sing the songs

Activity: Bua na Cainte (Red Book) Pg 17

 Science

Topic – Touch

We use our hands to touch

  • Name as many things as you can that you touch with your hand in your house…
  • Name as many things as you can that you touch with your hand in your classroom…
  • Name as many things as you can that you touch with your hand outside…

Activity Page – Touch – PLEASE STICK THE ACTIVITY SHEET INTO THE NEXT BLANK PAGE OF THE SESE COPY

  • Imagine you are going to visit a pet shop…what types of animals would you see in a pet shop? What types of animals would you not see in a pet shop?
  • Draw some animals that you can touch at the pet shop on the activity sheet
  • Colour the pictures

Art – Patterns

On a sheet of paper draw some squares.. Complete each square with a different pattern and colour.

Daily Play Activity

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Thursday 14th January

 

Oral Language

Starlight – Unit 8 – Shopping – The Toyshop

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH08_001/index.html

Revise Story Mode 1

  • Play story 1 for your child

Story 2

  • Play story 2 for your child
  • Discuss vocabulary mentioned in the stories

Digital Poster – Question Mode

Go to the question mode of the poster and discuss the answers with your child

  1. What kind of shop is it?
  2. What colour is the bicycle?
  3. What does the white teddy bear have around its neck?
  4. How do you know that Tom is the shopkeeper?
  5. How do you know which truck is the fire engine?
  6. Which toys would be good for somebody who likes playing outdoors?
  7. Why do you think that the paint, play dough and lego are kept in the same part of the toyshop?
  8. Which section of this toyshop is the best? Why?
  9. What other toys would you find in a toyshop?
  10. Would you like to be a shopkeeper?

 

English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise – Read pg 3, pg 4 and pg 5
  • Revise all words – Please help children to remember all new words from the pages we have read so far
  • Use the flashcards you have made to help children identify the new words from their reader

*** I  WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU COULD RECORD A VIDEO OF YOUR CHILD READING PG 3, 4 & 5 SO I COULD ASSESS HOW THEY ARE GETTING ON WITH THEIR READING ***

Writing

  1. Skills Book (Pink Cover)
  • Revise Sight Words – I/have
  • Pg 1 Activity D – Write the words I have…

Phonics

  1. Revise sounds – i/p/n
  • Ask children to name as many things that start with the sound i
  • Ask children to name as many things that start with the sound p
  • Ask children to name as many things that start with the sound n
  • Draw a picture of something that starts with the ‘i’ sound eg igloo, insect
  • Draw a picture of something that starts with the ‘p’ sound
  • Draw a picture of something that starts with the ‘n’ sound

  2. Complete the sounds sheets below

Maths

  1. Count to 3
  2. Count backwards from 3
  3. Using objects in your house make sets of 3
  1. Practical Activity
  • Make 2 sets (no more than 5 items in each set)
  • Place a different amount of items in each set every time
  • Which set has more?
  • Which set has less?
  • How many things are in the set that has more?
  • How many things are in the set that has less?
  • How can we make the sets the same?

   5. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

  • Children can enjoy learning to count playing teddy numbers
  • Make sure that each child is counting the amount of cakes they place on teddy

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy(Green Copy)

  • Revise writing the letter n on a sheet of lined paper
  • Revise writing the letter m on a sheet of lined paper

***Complete any pages not finished in the book up to the page (car/ran/jar that we completed yestetday)***

Gaeilge

Revise Ceacht 1

Revise Ceacht 2

Song

Practice and Sing the song  – Tá an lá fliuch

Pre Reading Skills Book

Unit 8: The Toyshop – Pg 44

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/starlight-ji/resources/

  • Listen and Circle
  • Children will listen to the audio and circle the toys they hear
  • Question – Is the toy on the top, middle or bottom shelf?
  • Colour the toys that have circle

Religion

Theme 4: The Holy Family

Grow in Love – Pg 25

What do you like to do with your family?

  • Discuss the six pictures
  • What is happening in each of the pictures?
  • Circle the pictures you do with your family
  • X the pictures of the things you don’t do with your family
  • Briefly chat about your family life and the life of Mary, Joseph and Jesus – Similarities and Differences

SPHE

Looking After Yourself

  • How do you look after yourself?
  • Discuss eating healthy/doing exercise/going for a shower/drinking water etc

Activity Sheet: Pg 1 ONLY

(THIS SHEET WILL NEED TO BE PRINTED)

Looking After Yourself worksheets

Draw and colour a  picture to show a way of looking after yourself

 

Daily Play Activity

Well Being: Fun at Home

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Wednesday 13th January

PE

Pe with Joe Wicks is live on his YouTube Channel at 9am. Start off your day with some exercise.

Oral Language

Starlight – Unit 8 – Shopping – The Toyshop

https://content-sandbox.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH08_001/index.html

Story Mode 1

  • Play the story for your child

Digital Poster

  • Look at the picture of The Toyshop on the poster
  • Name and describe as many different toys as possible
  • Ask your child to put the toys into categories
  1. Moving toys
  2. Dolls
  3. Teddies
  4. Sports Equipment
  5. Action Figures
  6. Arts and Crafts
  • Digital Poster Questions
  1. Who is the only person you can see in shop? (Shop Assistant)
  2. How is the toyshop the same/different from other shops? (Toy shop sells toys instead of food.clothes/furniture etc/the toyshop is very colourful)
  3. How are the toys in the shop displayed? (Shelves/mounted on the wall/hanging from the ceiling/on a stand/in a bin)
  4. Where do you think the lion was displayed in the shop?(On the stand beside the rabbit/between the rabbit and the teddy)
  5. Why is the shop assistant holding the lion? (Someone is buying the lion as a present/it is soft and cuddly)
  6. Look at the sheep and giraffe….what are they thinking?
  7. Do you think any of the toys in the toyshop are suitable for babies? Why?
  8. If you had a toyshop, what would you name it?

 

English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Revise Pg 3/4

– focus on new words (must/get/dressed/Let’s/have/top)

  • Discuss the picture on Pg 5
  • – What is the girl doing with her top/shirt?
  • – Does she look happy/sad?
  • – Can you put on your shirt?
  1. Read Pg 5

 

New Words: (put/it/on)

  • Highlight new words (put/it/on)
  • Children can sound out most of the words on Pg 5
  • Read the sentences aloud for your child pointing to the new words as you read them
  • Child should read and repeat the words
  • Make flashcards to help your child learn the new words

Writing

  1. Skills Book (Pink Cover)
  • Revise Sight Words – I/have
  • Pg 1 Activity C – Trace the words I/have

Phonics

  1. Revise sounds – s/a/t
  • Ask children to name as many things that start with the sound s
  • Ask children to name as many things that start with the sound a
  • Ask children to name as many things that start with the sound t
  • Draw a picture of something that starts with the ‘s’ sound eg snake/sausage
  • Draw a picture of something that starts with the ‘a’ sound
  • Draw a picture of something that starts with the ‘t’ sound
  1. Complete the sounds sheets below

Maths

  1. Count to 4
  2. Count backwards from 4
  3. Using objects in your house make sets of 4
  1. Introduce the term LESS
  • Less is harder for children to grasp in comparison to more
  • Ask children to just look at the sets and decide which set has less and which set has more
  • Why does the set have less? Why does the set have more?
  1. Sheet – Which set has LESS? – Wednesday

  • Count the flags in each set aloud
  • Colour the set that has less
  • Count the hats each set aloud
  • Colour the set that has less
  • Count the pencils in each set aloud
  • Colour the set that has less
  • Count the candles in each set aloud
  • Colour the set that has less

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy(Green Copy)

Word formation – car/ran/jar

Practice the letter formation using your finger first

  1. Start at the black dot
  2. Practice writing the word ‘car’
  3. Practice writing the word ‘ran’
  4. Practice writing the word’ jar’

Pre Reading Skills Book

Unit 8: The Toyshop – Pg 43

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/starlight-ji/resources/

  • Listen to the sounds and X the one that sounds the same
  • Discuss the images on the left hand side of the page – ball/box/train/boat
  • Play the audio and listen to the sounds
  • Ask your child to identify one word that sounds the same ball-wall, box-fox, train-crane and boat-goat
  • Put an X in the box that sounds the same
  • Ask your child to identify more words that rhyme with ball/box/train/boat

Religion

Theme 4: The Holy Family

  • VIDEO 1: Listen to the Bible story – Daniel and the Lions

Grow in Love – Pg 24

  • Discuss the different types of houses on pg 24
  • VIDEO 2 – Children can complete pg 24 as the video is playing

Daily Play Activity

Fun at Home – Baking Cookies

Have some fun while baking cookies at home. Send me a picture if you do some baking…YUMMY!

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Tuesday 12th January

English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’

– Revise Pg 3

– Focus on new words (must/get/dressed/Let’s)

  • Discuss the picture on Pg 4
  • – What item of school clothes is in the picture?
  • – Do you wear a shirt going to school?
  • – What colour is the shirt?
  • – How many buttons are on the shirt?
  1. Read Pg 4

New Words: have/top

  • Highlight new words (have/top)
  • Children can sound out most of the words on Pg 4
  • Read the sentences aloud for your child pointing to the new words as you read them
  • Child should read and repeat the words
  • Make flashcards to help your child learn the new words

Writing

  1. Skills Book (Pink Cover)
  • Revise Sight Words – I/have
  • Pg 1 Activity B – Find and circle the words I/have
  • Oral Language – Ask your child to finish these sentences
    • I have two….
    • I have five…
    • I don’t have….

Phonics

  1. Revise sounds
  • My name is i and my sound is…
  • My name is p and my sound is…
  • My name is n and my sound is….
  • Show me the action for ‘i’
  • Show me the action for ‘p’
  • Show me the action for ‘n’
  • What words start with the ‘i’ sound
  • What words start with the ‘p’ sound
  • What words start with the ‘’ sound
  • Complete the sound sheets below

 

Maths

  1. Count to 6
  2. Count backwards from 6
  3. Jump on the spot 6 times/touch your toes 5 times/clap your hands 4 times/touch your nose three times/say your name twice/turn around once
  4. Using objects in your house make a set of 6 teaspoons/5 coins/4 crayons/3 cups/2 toys/1 shoe
  5. Sheet – Which set has MORE? – TUESDAY

  • Count the teddy bears in each set aloud
  • How many more teddy bears are in the biggest set?
  • Colour the set that has more
  • Count the buckets in each set aloud
  • How many more buckets are in the biggest set?
  • Colour the set that has more
  • Count the cupcakes in each set aloud
  • How many more cupcakes are in the biggest set?
  • Colour the set that has more
  • Count the ducks in each set aloud
  • How many more ducks are in the biggest set?
  • Colour the set that has more

Gaeilge

An Aimsir/The Weather

Ceacht 2.1 – Lesson 2.1

Please watch the video for Ceacht 2.1/Lesson 2.1 with your child at least 3 times

Vocabulary

  1. Cen saghas lae é? – What type of day is it?
  2. Tá an lá fliuch – The day is wet
  3. Cen saghas lae é? – What type of day is it?
  4. Tá an lá tirim – The day is dry

Ceacht 2.2 – Lesson 2.2

Please watch the video for Ceacht 2.2/Lesson 2.2 with your child at least 3 times

Vocabulary

NIAMH:           An bhfuil an lá fliuch? –Is the day wet?

TEDDY:            Tá an lá fliuch – The day is wet

 

NIAMH:           An bhfuil an lá fliuch? – Is the day wet?

TEDDY:            Níl an lá fliuch – The day is not wet

 

NIAMH:           An bhfuil an lá tirim? – Is the day dry?

TEDDY:            Tá an lá tirim – The day is dry

 

NIAMH:           An bhfuil an lá tirim? – Is the day dry?

TEDDY:            Níl an lá tirim – The day is not dry

 

NIAMH:           An bhfuil an lá fuar? – Is the day cold?

TEDDY:            Tá an lá fuar – The day is cold

 

NIAMH:           An bhfuil an lá fuar? – Is the day cold?

TEDDY:            Níl an lá fuar – The day is not cold

 

NIAMH:           An bhfuil an lá té? – Is the day hot?

TEDDY:            Tá an lá té – The day is hot

 

NIAMH:           An bhfuill an lá té? – Is the day hot?

TEDDY:            Níl an lá té – The day is not hot.

 

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy(Green Copy)

Letter formation – m

Practice the letter formation using your finger first

  1. Start at the dot
  2. Down to the line, straight back up to top, around and down to the line.

Pre Reading Skills Book

Unit 8: The Toyshop – Pg 42

  1. Discuss the picture
    • What is happening in the picture?
    • What toys do you see in the picture?
    • What is your favourite toy in the picture?
    • How many boys are in the picture?
    • How many girls are in the picture?
  1. Listen to the sounds/Colour the picture that makes the sound on Pg 42

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/starlight-ji/resources/

Religion

Theme 4: The Holy Family

  1. Discuss the pictures and answer the questions

  1. Practice the night prayer

God our Father, I come to say

Thank you for your love today.

Thank you for my family

And all the friends you gave to me.

 

Daily Play Activity

 

Well Being – Fun at Home

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Good Morning, 

I hope everybody is keeping safe and well during these very strange times. It is so disappointing that we had to once again close our schools for the health and safety of all. We will miss seeing the boys and girls everyday and teaching them in our classrooms.

Work for each day will be posted on my class page of the school website over the coming weeks. Please do not put yourself under pressure to complete each and every activity that is assigned. Complete and work through as many activities that you can every day. If at all possible please try your best to keep up to date with English and Maths activities. 

If you have any questions Monday – Friday 9.20 – 3.00 , I am available to contact on my school email address

n.ohalloran@upperglanmirens.ie.

If you would like to send me any videos or pictures of work completed I would be delighted to receive them.

Ms. O’Halloran 🙂

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MONDAY 11TH JANUARY

JUNIOR INFANTS

English

Reading

  1. Core Reader 1 – ‘School Clothes’
  • Discuss the title of the story ‘School Clothes with your child
  • Questions
  • What do you think the story will be about?
  • What are your school clothes called?
  • Describe your school clothes/uniform?
  • Why do we have to wear school clothes or a uniform?
  • Read Pg 3
  • Read the page aloud at least three times
  • Discuss the picture on page 3
  1. What is the girl wearing in the picture?
  2. What is the girl holding in the picture?
  3. Describe the school clothes in the picture
  4. Is it the morning or the night? How do you know?
  1. New Words: must/Let’s/get/dressed
  • Read the sentences aloud for your child pointing to the new words as you read them
  • Child should read and repeat the words
  • Make flashcards to help your child learn the new words

*** Reading Eggs***

Please register for the free trial on READING EGGS. It is a wonderful additional resource for teaching children how to read in a a fun manner. Children can work through the activities at their own pace.

Writing

  1. Skills Book (Pink Cover)
  • Pg 1 Activity A – Colour the sight words
  • Sight Words – I/have
  • Oral Language – Ask your child to make up sentences orally using the sight words above

Phonics

  1. Revise sounds
  • My name is s and my sound is…
  • My name is a and my sound is…
  • My name is t and my sound is….
  • Show me the action for ‘s’
  • Show me the action for ‘a’
  • Show me the action for ‘t’
  • What words start with the ‘s’ sound
  • What words start with the ‘a’ sound
  • What words start with the ‘t’ sound
  • Complete the sound sheets below

Maths

  1. Count to 5
  2. Count backwards from 5
  3. Jump on the spot 5 times/touch your toes 4 times/clap your hands 3 times/touch your nose twice/say your name once
  4. Using objects in your house make a set of 5 spoons/4 forks/3 tea towels/2 glasses/1 teddy
  5. Sheet – Which set has MORE? – Monday
  • Count the cups in each set aloud
  • How many more cups are in the set?
  • Colour the set that has more

Gaeilge

An Aimsir/The Weather

Ceacht 1 – Lesson 1

Please watch the video for Ceacht 1/Lesson 1 with your child at least 3 times

Vocabulary

  1. Cen saghas lae é? – What type of day is it?
  2. Tá an lá fuar – The day is cold
  3. Tá mo lámha fuar – My hands are cold
  4. Tá mo chosa fuar – My feet are cold
  5. Tá mo chluasa fuar – My ears are cold
  6. Tá an lá – The day is hot
  7. Tá an ghrian sa spéir – The sun is in the sky

Listen and Practice the song – Tá an Lá Fuar Inniu

 

Handwriting

Mrs Murphy(Green Copy)

Letter formation – n

Practice the letter formation using your finger first

  1. Start at the dot
  2. Down to the line, straight back up, around and down

Religion

Theme 4: The Holy Family

  • Discuss the pictures
  • Answer the questions

Physical Education

 

Joe Wicks will be providing a P.E lesson every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning live on his You Tube channel at 9am. Start off the day with some exercise.

Daily Play Activity

 

Scavenger Hunt

Mindfulness Scavenger Hunt

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Today we watched a small show from Draíocht. The children loved it!!,

 

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Homework

Monday 7th December – Friday 11th December

JUNIOR INFANTS

Monday

Blending – Group 1,2 & 3 words

Revise Sounds (c/k/e/h/r/m/d) – Christmas Assessment

Maths Sheet – Monday

Reading – Look Out Teddy word sheet – Revise all words for Christmas Assessment

Oral Language – Picture Book

Tuesday

Blending – Group 1,2 & 3 words

Revise Sounds (c/k/e/h/r/m/d) – Christmas Assessment

Maths Sheet – Tuesday

Reading – Look Out Teddy word sheet – Revise all words for Christmas Assessment

Oral Language – Picture Book

Wednesday

Blending – Group 1,2 & 3 words

Revise Sounds (9/o/u/l/f/b) – Christmas Assessment

Maths Sheet – Wednesday

Reading – Look Out Teddy word sheet – Revise all words for Christmas Assessment

Oral Language – Picture Book

Thursday

Blending – Group 1,2 & 3 words

Revise Sounds (g/o/u/l/f/b) – Christmas Assessment

Reading – Look Out Teddy word sheet – Revise all words for Christmas Assessment

Oral Language – Picture Book

Grow in Love – Pg 21

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We had a visitor today!! Very exciting!


Homework

Monday 30th November – Friday 4th December

JUNIOR INFANTS

Monday

Sound – l

Maths Sheet – Monday

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 13

Oral Language – Picture Book

Tuesday

Sound – f

Maths Sheet – Tuesday

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 14

Oral Language – Picture Book

Wednesday

Sound – b

Maths Sheet – Wednesday

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 15

Oral Language – Picture Book

Thursday

Revise Sounds – l/f/b

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 16

Oral Language – Picture Book

Grow in Love – Pg 19

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Homework

Monday 23rd November – Friday 27th November

*** APOLOGIES – Homework was posted but due to problems with the internet it did not upload correctly ***

JUNIOR INFANTS

Monday

Sound – g

Maths Sheet – Monday

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 10

Oral Language – Picture Book

Tuesday

Sound  – o

Maths Sheet – Tuesday

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 11

Oral Language – Picture Book

Wednesday

Sound – u

Maths Sheet – Wednesday

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 12

Oral Language – Picture Book

Thursday

Revise Sounds – g/o/u

Revise – Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 10, 11 & 12

Oral Language – Picture Book

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Happy Red Day from Junior Infants! COME ON THE REBELS!!!!!!!

 

 


Homework

Monday 16th November – Friday 20th November

JUNIOR INFANTS

Monday

Blending – Group 1 & 2 words

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 7

Oral Language – Picture Book

Tuesday

Blending – Group 1 & 2 words

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 8

Oral Language – Picture Book

Wednesday

Blending – Group 1 & 2 words

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 9

Oral Language – Picture Book

Thursday

Blending – Group 1 & 2 words

Revise – Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 7, 8 & 9

Oral Language – Picture Book

Grow in Love – Pg 57

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Homework

Monday 9th November – Friday 13th November

JUNIOR INFANTS

Monday

Sound – r

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 4

Oral Language – Picture Book

Tuesday

Sound – m

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 5

Oral Language – Picture Book

Wednesday

Sound – d

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 6

Oral Language – Picture Book

Thursday

Revise – Sounds – r, m & d

Revise – Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 4, 5 & 6

Oral Language – Picture Book

Grow in Love – Pg 55

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Homework

Monday 2nd November – Friday 6th November

JUNIOR INFANTS

Monday

Sound – c & k

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 1

Oral Language – Picture Book

Tuesday

Sound – e

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 2

Oral Language – Picture Book

Wednesday

Sound – h

Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 3

Oral Language – Picture Book

Thursday

Revise – Sounds – c, k, e & h

Revise – Reading – Look Out Teddy – Pg 1, 2 & 3

Oral Language – Picture Book

Grow in Love – Pg 15

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Happy Halloween from Junior Infants! Have a lovely break. Stay safe 😊

 


 

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We went to visit the Sensory Garden recently. We had great fun exploring!


JUNIOR INFANTS

Homework Videos: 19th – 23rd October 2020

Please use the videos below to help with homework.

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Hello from a very busy Junior Infant Class. Here are some photos of all the work we have been doing so far!

Enjoy 🙂