Ms. O’Halloran 19/20

FRIDAY 3RD APRIL

I hope you are all safe and well. Enjoy the next two weeks of Easter holidays. Take a break from all the hard work you have been doing since we closed. Go for a walk, play in the garden, enjoy some family time and eat loads of chocolate. Happy Easter to Junior Infants.

Easter Basket Craft

Easter dot to dot

 

 

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TUESDAY 31ST MARCH

Paper based art activities  – Paper, cardboard, paper plates, cereal boxes etc or any materials you may have around the house to use.

 

 

 

Listen/Watch the story of The Rainbow Fish and then complete the art activity if you would like.

 

 

Easter is coming – here are a few Easter art ideas for you to start trying out at home. You could start making a few pieces to display on your front windows and on the windowsills next week. Cut out and decorate letters to make a happy message for passers by.

 

Easter Egg Colouring Sheets

Easter Egg Colouring

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Good Morning Junior Infants,

I hope everybody had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the nice weather. Remember to look after yourself, and to keep safe and healthy during this very challenging time.

We have put together a range of suggested activities for the boys and girls to work on over the coming weeks. As you know we can be contacted via e-mail if there is anything you need.

 

MONDAY 30TH MARCH

JUNIOR INFANTS – Ms Healy & Ms O’Halloran

 

Phonics

Please continue to revise all sounds and word lists in the sound copy.

 

Activities to revise sounds

Activities to practice BLENDING

Short Ryhming Lesson – Rhyming Lesson

 

Reading

We have now read to pg 18 of Splash. Continue to revise these pages and all blue words in the word bag.

Please read from pg 19 – 22 of Splash.

The last new word in our book is – Splash.

Discuss the pictures/setting/characters etc as you read through the pages.

BROWN BEAR POWERPOINT – Read and revise the story of brown bear. Brown Bear Story

Children can sequence the characters in the story using the character cut out activity sheet. Brown Bear – Character cut outs

Additional Reading resources:

  • 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.

 

Handwriting

The focus of writing this week will be on pencil grip and pattern formation.

Please see the Pencil Control booklet for suggested activities and practice. Pencil Control Booklet Children are working on different patterns in school. This skill can be difficult for children so additional practice in this area will be of benefit.

Easter Egg – Tracing activity Pattern – Easter Egg

 

Maths

Count and Colour – Activity sheet Count and Colour

2D Shapes – Children can practice drawing

  1. Square
  2. Circle
  3. Rectangle
  4. Oval

2D Shape Activities – Chicken and Rabbit Chicken – 2D Shapes Rabbit – 2D Shapes

 

Additional Maths Resources

  • 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.

 

Projects

Continue to work on any projects of choice that we posted previously

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.

 

Please do not feel under pressure to complete all of these SUGGESTED activities. We will not be posting any new activities until after the Easter break.

 

HAPPY EASTER to all the boys and girls in JUNIOR INFANTS.

We miss you and look forward to seeing you soon.

Eat loads of chocolate and say hi to the Easter Bunny! 😊

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Happy Friday Everyone,

have a lovely sunny weekend!:-) 

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

 

Scavenger hunt around the house and in the garden!

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MONDAY 23RD MARCH

Happy Monday everyone,

Please find below some more activities. I can be contacted on email n.ohalloran@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: n.ohalloran@upperglanmirens.ie
We look forward to getting back to school as quickly as possible.

Ms . O’Halloran 🙂

 

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 below

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