Ms. O’Toole 19/20

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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MONDAY 30TH MARCH

Good Morning Senior 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.

 

SENIOR INFANTS

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

 

Phonics

  1. CVC Words

We will focus on CVC – Consonant Vowel Consonant words this week. See CVC booklet CVC Booklet and CVC Activity Sheets CVC Activity Sheets for suggested activities.

  1. Sounds/Blending

Continue to revise diagraphs e.g ai, oa, ie, er, as these sounds are always the most difficult for children.

Roll a Sound – 1 Roll a Sound – 2 Roll a Sound – 3

Activities to practice BLENDING

  1. Continue to revise 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

 

Additional Phonics Resources:

  • 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. Please see http://www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.

 

Reading

  1. The new book we started 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. Continue to read this book for the remainder of the week.

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.

  1. BROWN BEAR POWERPOINT – Read and revise the story of brown bear.Brown Bear Story
  2. 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.
  • 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.

 

Maths

  1. ADDITION

– Easter Egg: Counting and Addition activity Easter Egg – Counting and Addition

– Butterfly addition to 10 activity Butterfly Addition to 10

– Number Bonds: Activity sheet Number Bonds

 

  1. 2D Shapes – Children can practice drawing
  • Square
  • Circle
  • Rectangle
  • Oval

 

  1. 2D Shape Activities – Chicken and Rabbit Chicken – 2D Shapes Rabbit – 2D Shapes

 

  1. Count and Colour – Activity sheet Count and Colour

 

  1. Continue to 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)

 

  1. We have completed number stories to 9. Please continue revise all these number stories as the concept can be difficult to grasp. Children may need resources to aid counting (cubes/counters etc).

 

Additional Maths Resources:

  • Topmarks.co.uk- Type 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.
  • TWINKL – twinkl has a number of fun and meaningful resources to aid children’s learning.

 

Writing

  1. Writing Prompts Activity – Children can use these writing prompt cards and finish the sentence. Writing Prompts

 

  1. Pencil Grip/Pattern FormationPlease 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.

 

  1. Children can write their news daily and draw a picture to represent their news for that day.

 

  1. Children can also practice letter formation

 

Projects

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. Easter
  2. All About Me – what you can do, such as – run, swim etc.
  3. Important People to me.
  4. My Favourite Animal.
  5. Spring
  6. 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 SENIOR 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,

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

I look forward to getting back to school as quickly as possible and seeing your bright smiling faces once again!

Kind regards,

 

Aoife O’Toole

 

 

SENIOR INFANTS

Ms Healy, Ms O’Toole and Ms. McDonald

News

I would love to see you continue to write your news everyday and tell me all that you are doing. Start a new copy to write in. Focus on neat writing, don’t break your words and make sure your letters are facing the correct way.

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) and these sounds are always the most difficult for children.

Tricky Words 1-30

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

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. Please see http://www.twinkl.ie/offer and 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. 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.

 

Maths

Topmarks.co.uk- Type 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 – favourite colour, favourite food, what you like to do, etc
  2. Important People to me.
  3. My Favourite Animal.
  4. Spring
  5. Ireland or any country of choice.

 

Click on the link below for some fun activities to complete!

Home Activities

 

 

Most importantly, try and enjoy this time at home! Play, play, play!