Suggested Learning Activities for Junior & Senior Infants.

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Junior Infants - 25th - 29th of May

Junior Infant Work-

25th- 29th May 2020

Hi all,

I hope everyone is doing well. It is hard to believe we are now in the last week of May. As per the text you got last week, we will be in the school at some stage during this week- and will organise work etc. for the children. Please complete the form on the school website if you have not already done so Thanks, Bernie

English/Art:

Jolly Phonics- 

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube) 

New Sounds: ee,er

The sounds ee & er are in the same song. Below are some “ee” and “er” words that your child may try read by using the sounds they already know. Draw a picture for each of them.

bee

see

feet

tree




 
     

baker

later

colder

sister





 
     

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say five full sentences about it. Please go over the nursery rhymes- these were marked in the homework diary since September. 

Writing- Encourage your child to practise writing their name, numbers and the sounds they know.

Reading- Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Encourage your child to keep a picture diary and date it. We can use this when we get back to school to remember what exciting things we did at home during the lockdown

Maths:

Practise number formation (0-5) https://www.communication4all.co.uk/Numeracy/Number%20Formation%20Rhyme%20Cards.pdf 

Continue to work on money. In Junior Infants- children learn about 1c, 2c, 5c.

Story of number 1

Towards the end of Junior Infants children start to learn the number stories (1-5). I usually use cubes or teddies and a ruler but anything around the house can be used. 

      +    

*

1


0

  

1 + 0 = 1 Fly a cube over     0 + 1 = 1


*This week I will send out a maths booklet- with a selection of topics covered throughout the year- including money*

Science:

Activity: Minibeast Hunt

  1. Use a plastic bottle (a mi wadi bottle or anything you have) 

  2. Cut the top third off it (just where is starts go in). 

  3. Place this piece into the rest of the bottle upside down. (Should be a v shape inside the bottle).

  4. Pour some top soil into the “v” shape.

  5. Place under a light (maybe a lamp).

  6. The minibeasts should drop from the “v” shape into the bottom of the bottle.

  7. Try to identify what you have found


Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

Art:

Make something using a cereal box

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Children could make up a new game- using some equipment that you have a home eg. hula hoops, footballs, basketballs, tennis rackets, tennis balls, bicycles etc.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

Senior Infants - 25th - 29th of May

Senior Infant Work-

25th – 29th May 2020

Hi all,

I hope everyone is doing well. It is hard to believe we are now in the last week of May. As per the text you got last week, we will be in the school at some stage during this week- and will organise work etc. for the children. Please complete the form on the school website if you have not already done so Thanks, Bernie

English:

Jolly Phonics- 

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube) 

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say three full sentences about it. Please go over the nursery rhymes- these were marked in the homework diary since September. 

Reading- The Big Horse

New Words: The Big Horse-  Ask child to make sentence using the flashcards (dictation). 

Writing- The Big Horse Workbook.

Tricky words: 

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound- 1 unit a week

Diary- Encourage your child to keep a picture diary and date it. We can use this when we get back to school to remember what exciting things we did at home during the lockdown

Maths:

Maths Homework Book- a section a day

I will send out some more worksheets this week- revision of what has been covered in Senior Infants

Can start working on 1+ tables

1 + 0 = 1

1 + 1 = 2

1 + 2 = 3

1 + 3 = 4

1 + 4 = 5

1 + 5 = 6

1 + 6 = 7


Science:

Activity: Minibeast Hunt

  1. Use a plastic bottle (a mi wadi bottle or anything you have) 

  2. Cut the top third off it (just where is starts go in). 

  3. Place this piece into the rest of the bottle upside down. (Should be a v shape inside the bottle).

  4. Pour some top soil into the “v” shape.

  5. Place under a light (maybe a lamp).

  6. The minibeasts should drop from the “v” shape into the bottom of the bottle.

  7. Try to identify what you have found


Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php


Art:

Make something using a cereal box

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 


P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Children could make up a new game- using some equipment that you have a home eg. hula hoops, footballs, basketballs, tennis rackets, tennis balls, bicycles etc.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

Junior Infants 18th - 22nd May

18th- 22nd May 2020

Hi all,

I hope you are all well. I am missing the kids so much and really loved seeing all your photos on the video last week      Below is the work for this week. Please encourage your child to continue to practise sounds, colours and numbers everyday- this will benefit them hugely when we get back to school. If there is anything that you need or if you want any pdf worksheets, please don’t hesitate to contact me- Bernie. (berniemceleney@outlook.com)

P.S. I will hopefully be out at the school this week and I will get more worksheets/booklets prepared.

English/Art:

Jolly Phonics- 

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube) 

New Sounds: ou and oi

Continue to work on “ou”- these 2 letter sounds can prove quite tricky. Here are some words that children may sound out using ie (and other sounds they have learned)- children will need help with longer words. They can draw pictures of these.

pie

tie

lie

spies




 
     

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say five full sentences about it. Please go over the nursery rhymes- these were marked in the homework diary since September. 

Writing- Encourage your child to practise writing their name, numbers and the sounds they know.

Reading- Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Encourage your child to keep a picture diary and date it. We can use this when we get back to school to remember what exciting things we did at home during the lockdown

Maths:

Practise number formation (0-5) https://www.communication4all.co.uk/Numeracy/Number%20Formation%20Rhyme%20Cards.pdf 

Continue to work on money. In Junior Infants- children learn about 1c, 2c, 5c.

If you have any brown/bronze change lying around- ask your child to sort it into bundles of 1c, 2c and 5c.

Please find attached links to a few online activities. 

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-mathsji/resources/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money/eur (Click on 1 coin- 1c)

Geography/Science:

Activity: Make a volcano using vinegar, baking soda, food dye and washing up liquid. Let your child make a model of a volcano- then put a bottle inside so that the above mixture doesn’t go everywhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqUKL8CSLI8


Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

Art:

Make something using a milk carton- be creative

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Children could incorporate some maths into PE- how many times can you bounce a ball in a minute? How many jumping jacks can be done in a minute? Count how many times you can jump- with a skipping rope etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

Senior Infants - 18th - 22nd of May

Senior Infant Work-

18th- 22nd May 2020

Hi all,

I hope you are all well. I am missing the kids so much and really loved seeing all your photos on the video last week      Below is the work for this week. Please encourage your child to continue to practise sounds, colours and numbers everyday- this will benefit them hugely when we get back to school. If there is anything that you need or if you want any pdf worksheets, please don’t hesitate to contact me- Bernie. (berniemceleney@outlook.com)

P.S. I will hopefully be out at the school this week and I will get more worksheets/booklets prepared.

English/Art:

Jolly Phonics- 

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube) 

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say three full sentences about it. Please go over the nursery rhymes- these were marked in the homework diary since September. 

Reading- The Big Horse- a page a night or so.

New Words: The Big Horse-  Ask child to make sentence using the flashcards (dictation). 

Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Writing- The Big Horse Workbook.

Tricky words: - Email will be sent

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound- 1 unit a week

Diary- Encourage your child to keep a picture diary and date it. We can use this when we get back to school to remember what exciting things we did at home during the lockdown

Maths:

Maths Homework Book- a section a day

Links to online money games. 

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-mathsji/resources/ - Junior Infant games

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-mathssi/resources/ - Senior Infant games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money/eur (Click on 1 coin- 1c/ 2c)

I will email money worksheets.


Geography/Science:

Activity: Make a volcano using vinegar, baking soda, food dye and washing up liquid. Let your child make a model of a volcano- then put a bottle inside so that the above mixture doesn’t go everywhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqUKL8CSLI8


Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php


Art:

Make something using a milk carton- be creative

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 


P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Children could incorporate some maths into PE- how many times can you bounce a ball in a minute? How many jumping jacks can be done in a minute? Count how many times you can jump- with a skipping rope etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

Junior Infants 

11th - 15th of May

Junior Infant Work-

11th- 15th May 2020

Hi everyone,

Below is the work for this week. Please encourage your child to continue to practise sounds, colours and numbers everyday- this will benefit them hugely when we get back to school. I am hoping to get out to the school when phase one of lifting the restrictions happens- I will then send you more worksheets and activities that your children can work with. If there is anything that you need or if you want any pdf worksheets please don’t hesitate to contact me – Bernie. (berniemceleney@outlook.com)

English/Art:

Jolly Phonics- 

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube) 

New Sounds: j, ou

  • Look around the house and find things beginning with “j”

  • Make an odd one out bundle – 2 things beginning with j and one not and ask child to pick the odd one out.

  • Make the letters using fingers in the air, in sand, in salt, on someone’s back etc.

  •  

Here are some words that children may sound out using ou (and other sounds they have learned)- children will need help with longer words. They can draw pictures of these.

out

loud

cloud

count




 
     

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say five full sentences about it.

Writing- Encourage your child to practise writing their name, numbers and the sounds they know.

Reading- Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Encourage your child to keep a picture diary and date it. We can use this when we get back to school to remember what exciting things we did at home during the lockdown

Maths:

Practise number formation (0-5) https://www.communication4all.co.uk/Numeracy/Number%20Formation%20Rhyme%20Cards.pdf 

We will be looking at money over the next couple of weeks. In Junior Infants- children learn about 1c, 2c, 5c.

If you have any brown/bronze change lying around- ask your child to sort it into bundles of 1c, 2c and 5c.

Please find attached links to a few online activities. 

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-mathsji/resources/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money/eur (Click on 1 coin- 1c)

History/Geography:

Transport: Choose one type of transport. Look up what it looks like now and what it looked like long ago. Either print the two pictures/or draw the two pictures under the headings old and new. Ask your child to spot the differences.

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

Art:

Make something using a toilet roll- be creative

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Children could incorporate some maths into PE- how many times can you bounce a ball in a minute? How many jumping jacks can be done in a minute? Count how many times you can jump- with a skipping rope etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

Senior Infants

11th - 15th of May

Senior Infant Work-

11th- 15th May 2020

Hi everyone,

Below is the work for this week. Please encourage your child to continue to practise sounds and new everyday- this will benefit them hugely when we get back to school. I am hoping to get out to the school when phase one of lifting the restrictions happens- I will then send you more worksheets and activities that your children can work with. If there is anything that you need or if you want any pdf worksheets, please don’t hesitate to contact me – Bernie. (berniemceleney@outlook.com)

English/Art:

Jolly Phonics- 

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube) 

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say three full sentences about it.

Reading- The Big Horse- a page a night or so.

New Words: The Big Horse-  Ask child to make sentence using the flashcards (dictation). 

Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Writing- The Big Horse Workbook.

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound- 1 unit a week

Diary- Encourage your child to keep a picture diary and date it. We can use this when we get back to school to remember what exciting things we did at home during the lockdown

Maths:

Maths Homework Book- a section a day

Links to online money games. 

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-mathsji/resources/ - Junior Infant games

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/planet-mathssi/resources/ - Senior Infant games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money/eur (Click on 1 coin- 1c/ 2c)

I will email money worksheets.


History/Geography:

Transport: Choose one type of transport. Look up what it looks like now and what it looked like long ago. Either print the two pictures/or draw the two pictures under the headings old and new. Ask your child to spot the differences.

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php


Art:

Make something using a toilet roll- be creative

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 


P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

Children could incorporate some maths into PE- how many times can you bounce a ball in a minute? How many jumping jacks can be done in a minute? Count how many times you can jump- with a skipping rope etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

Junior Infants

5th - 8th of May

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a nice bank holiday weekend. It looks set now that school will not be returning until September time- please do not worry about children falling behind- everyone is in the same boat and we will work hard to catch up as soon as we are back. I have attached another week’s work below. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries. Thanks, Bernie.

English/Art:

Jolly Phonics- 

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube) 

New Sound: ai

 

(When two vowels go walking the first one does the talking)

Here are some words that children may sound out using ai (and other sounds they have learned). They can draw pictures of these.

rain

pain

train

nail

tail




 
       

 

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say three full sentences about it.

Writing- Encourage your child to practise writing their name, numbers and the sounds they know.

Reading- Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Encourage your child to keep a picture diary and date it. We can use this when we get back to school to remember what exciting things we did at home during the lockdown

Maths:

Practise number formation (0-5) https://www.communication4all.co.uk/Numeracy/Number%20Formation%20Rhyme%20Cards.pdf 

(Please note- our rhyme for 5 is “First the neck, a belly fat, number 5 wears a hat”) 

Jack Hartman- music channel on youtube have some great maths songs https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=math+all+around+me

Children can work on in their small Planet Maths book. Please email me if you would like worksheets this week and I can forward them on to you. (berniemceleney@outlook.com)

 

History/Geography:

Transport: Talk about why transport is so important. Why do we need cars, buses, lorries, aeroplanes, helicopters, boats etc. Children can draw pictures of the different modes of transport. 

Discuss how people in the past travelled from place to place. 

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

Art:

Make a lovely “Summer” picture, why not display it on your window for everyone to see

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

Senior Infants

5th - 8th of May

Senior Infant Work-

5th- 8th  May 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a nice bank holiday weekend. It looks set now that school will not be returning until September time- please do not worry about children falling behind- everyone is in the same boat and we will work hard to catch up as soon as we are back. I have attached another week’s work below. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries. Thanks, Bernie.

English/Art:

Jolly Phonics- 

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube) 

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say three full sentences about it.

Reading- The Big Horse- a page a night or so.

New Words: The Big Horse-  Ask child to make sentence using the flashcards (dictation). 

Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Writing- The Big Horse Workbook.

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound- 1 unit a week

Diary- Encourage your child to keep a picture diary and date it. We can use this when we get back to school to remember what exciting things we did at home during the lockdown

Maths:

Maths Homework Book- a section a day

Jack Hartman- music channel on youtube have some great maths songs https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=math+all+around+me

I will email a few maths worksheets to complete.

History/Geography:

Transport: Talk about why transport is so important. Why do we need cars, buses, lorries, aeroplanes, helicopters, boats etc. Children can draw pictures of the different modes of transport. 

Discuss how people in the past travelled from place to place. 

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php


Art:

Make a lovely “Summer” picture, why not display it on your window for everyone to see

S.P.H.E.:

Staying Fit: Usually, May is when we start preparing for athletics in Finn Valley/Letterkenny. Maybe try practising some of the events e.g. running (using a stopwatch to time you), long jump (using a measuring tape to measure the distance), shot put (use a tennis ball). Keep a record and try beat your own record throughout May. 


P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

 Junior Infants - 27th of April - 1st of May

Junior Infant Work-

27th April- 1st May 2020

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all keeping well and that you all received your letter/post last week. Below is another week’s work. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with me if you have an questions/queries (berniemceleney@outlook.com). I would love to see the children’s pictures/work. It would be great if this weather kept up. Have a lovely bank holiday weekend.  Bernie

English/Art:

Jolly Phonics- 

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube) 

New Sounds: f & b

  • Look around the house and find things beginning with “f” and “b”

  • Make an odd one out bundle – 2 things beginning with f/b and one not and ask child to pick the odd one out.

  • Make the letters using fingers in the air, in sand, in salt, on someone’s back etc.

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say three full sentences about it.

Writing- Encourage your child to practise writing their name, numbers and the sounds they know.

Reading- Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Encourage your child to keep a picture diary and date it. We can use this when we get back to school to remember what exciting things we did at home during the lockdown

Maths:

Practise number formation (0-5) https://www.communication4all.co.uk/Numeracy/Number%20Formation%20Rhyme%20Cards.pdf 

(Please note- our rhyme for 5 is “First the neck, a belly fat, number 5 wears a hat”) 

Jack Hartman- music channel on youtube have some great maths songs https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=math+all+around+me

Remainder of worksheets from last week

Topic

Games/videos linked to this topic

Shapes- Square, Circle, Triangle and Rectangle- pg 1-4

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/shape-position-and-movement

https://www.education.com/games/2d-shapes/

Number formation 0-5 pg 5-10

 

Sets pg 11

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

Number-Ordering pg 12

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots    (lowest-largest 1-5)

Order- size pg 13-15

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/measures

More than/Less than/Same as pg 16-18

use resources/toys at home to show this.

Adding pg 19-26

use resources/toys at home to show this.


History:

Story: Jack and the Beanstalk- https://www.communication4all.co.uk/http/Traditionaltales.htm (half way down the page you can download powerpoint) or it is also available on youtube- should your child prefer a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VCpAYajmvo&t=25s

Activity: Retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, identifying what happened first, second, third, next, lastly/finally. (This is also ordinal numbers in maths)

Science/Art:

Light: Identify sources of light inside and outside. eg sun/lamp

- Relection- look in the mirror. What can you see? Or perhaps in water on a sunny day.

- Shadow- stand in front of some light what happens?

Activity: Using a light- draw the shadow of any item. (you could use a bedside lamp shining over a toy)

Geography:

We would be talking about transport in Geography this week. Ask your child different modes of transport/ vehicles that they can think of. Then categorise them into Land, Sea and Air.

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

SPHE:

Feelings; We all have feelings but sometimes it is very hard to explain how we are feeling- especially at the moment with everything going on. Sometimes children can’t find the words to explain how they feel but body language can tell a lot. Please find attached some emojis. Ask your child which picture they would pick for different scenarios.

Activity: If you have paper plates (or cut out circles) - children could make emoji faces (painting/colouring them yellow and drawing the face)



P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

Senior Infants 27th of April - 1st of May

Senior Infant Work-

27th April- 1st May 2020

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all keeping well and that you all received your letter/post last week. Below is another week’s work. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with me if you have an questions/queries (berniemceleney@outlook.com). I would love to see the children’s pictures/work. It would be great if this weather kept up. Have a lovely bank holiday weekend.  Bernie

English/Art:

Jolly Phonics- 

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube) 

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say three full sentences about it.

Reading- The Big Horse- a page a night or so.

New Words: The Big Horse-  Ask child to make sentence using the flashcards (dictation). 

Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Writing- The Big Horse Workbook.

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound- 1 unit a week

Diary- Encourage your child to keep a picture diary and date it. We can use this when we get back to school to remember what exciting things we did at home during the lockdown

Maths:

Maths Homework Book- a section a day

Jack Hartman- music channel on youtube have some great maths songs https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=math+all+around+me

Remainder of worksheets from last week

Topic

Games/videos linked to this topic

Number formation 0-9 pg 1-8

https://www.communication4all.co.uk/Numeracy/Number%20Formation%20Rhyme%20Cards.pdf 

Shapes & Spatial Awareness -pg 9, 16, 17, 18

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/shape-position-and-movement

https://www.education.com/games/2d-shapes/

Order- size pg 10,11,12

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/measures

Time pg 13,14

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game1.htm

Data pg 15

use resources at home- collect toy cars- how many are red/green/yellow. Draw a block chart showing this.

Adding pg 19,20,21,22,23,24

use resources/toys at home to show this.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/bugabalooShoes.htm

History:

Story: Jack and the Beanstalk- https://www.communication4all.co.uk/http/Traditionaltales.htm (half way down the page you can download powerpoint) or it is also available on youtube- should your child prefer a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VCpAYajmvo&t=25s

Activity: Activity: Retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, identifying what happened first, second, third, next, lastly/finally. (This is also ordinal numbers in maths)

Science/Art:

Light: Identify sources of light inside and outside. eg sun/lamp

- Relection- look in the mirror. What can you see? Or perhaps in water on a sunny day.

- Shadow- stand in front of some light what happens?

Activity: Using a light- draw the shadow of any item (you could use a bedside lamp shining over a toy).

Geography:

We would be talking about transport in Geography this week. Ask your child different modes of transport/ vehicles that they can think of. Then categorise them into Land, Sea and Air.

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

SPHE:

Feelings; We all have feelings but sometimes it is very hard to explain how we are feeling- especially at the moment with everything going on. Sometimes children can’t find the words to explain how they feel but body language can tell a lot. Please find attached some emojis. Ask your child which picture they would pick for different scenarios. 

Activity: If you have paper plates (or cut out circles) - children could make emoji faces (painting/colouring them yellow and drawing the face)



P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** Reminder: RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. These are also available on the RTÉ player. Other resources are also available on https://www.rte.ie/learn/

 

 

Junior Infant Work 20th - 24th April

Junior Infant Work-

20th- 24th April 2020

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely Easter and are enjoying this beautiful weather. I have attached a few more pieces of work for the week ahead. Please do not worry about getting all/any of it done. As I said before your child’s happiness and health is way more important. I have set up a new email address that you can email any completed work to or indeed if you have any queries or concerns at this time (berniemceleney@outlook.com). I will check this regularly and try to get back to you as soon as possible. I am really missing the kids and can’t wait to see them all soon. I am aware that some may not have access to a printer or even to the internet so make the most of anything you have at home. Maths/English/Science are everywhere.

English/Art:

Jolly Phonics- 

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube) 

New Sounds: u & l

  • Look around the house and find things beginning with “u” and “l”

  • Make an odd one out bundle – 2 things beginning with u/l and one not and ask child to pick the odd one out.

  • Make the letters using fingers in the air, in sand, in salt, on someone’s back etc.

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say three full sentences about it.

Writing- Encourage your child to practise writing their name, numbers and the sounds they know.

Reading- Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Diary- Encourage your child to keep a picture diary and date it. We can use this when we get back to school to remember what exciting things we did at home during the lockdown

Maths:

Practise number formation (0-5) https://www.communication4all.co.uk/Numeracy/Number%20Formation%20Rhyme%20Cards.pdf 

(Please note- our rhyme for 5 is “First the neck, a belly fat, number 5 wears a hat”) 

Jack Hartman- music channel on youtube have some great maths songs https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=math+all+around+me

I have also posted a few worksheets. Revision topics are highlighted in green. New concepts are highlighted in blue. As there are a large number of sheets- written work will remain the same for 2 weeks. I may add extra online resources next week.

Topic

Games/videos linked to this topic

Shapes- Square, Circle, Triangle and Rectangle- pg 1-4

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/shape-position-and-movement

https://www.education.com/games/2d-shapes/

Number formation 0-5 pg 5-10

 

Sets pg 11

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

Number-Ordering pg 12

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots    (lowest-largest 1-5)

Order- size pg 13-15

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/measures

More than/Less than/Same as pg 16-18

use resources/toys at home to show this.

Adding pg 19-26

use resources/toys at home to show this.

History/Art:

Story: Jack and the Beanstalk- https://www.communication4all.co.uk/http/Traditionaltales.htm (half way down the page you can download powerpoint) or it is also available on youtube- should your child prefer a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VCpAYajmvo&t=25s

Activity: Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story.

Science/Art:

Colours: Revise over all your colours. Make a beautiful picture using all of the colours you know.

Geography:

“Global Earth Day” is Wednesday 22nd April. We had been talking about recycling at school and I can’t wait to see some of the art they made before Easter. Maybe this week, children could help save the planet around the house, some examples include: sorting the recycling, switching off lights behind them, conserving water when washing their teeth, helping with a spring clean etc. I would love to hear any other ideas the kids come up with

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

SPHE:

Feelings; We all have feelings but sometimes it is very hard to explain how we are feeling- especially at the moment with everything going on. Sometimes children can’t find the words to explain how they feel but body language can tell a lot. Please find attached some emojis. Ask your child which picture they would pick for different scenarios. I have attached a few here:

  1. When I get to see my friends again.

  2. When I am tired.

  3. When mammy/daddy gives out to me.

  4. When I hear a funny joke.

  5. When I am proud of my work.

  6. When I am messing with mammy/daddy.

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. I have watched a couple of these and think they are very good ☺. These are also available on the RTÉ player.

 

 

Senior Infant Work - 20th -25th of April

Senior Infant Work-

20th- 24th April 2020

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a lovely Easter and are enjoying this beautiful weather. I have attached a few more pieces of work for the week ahead. Please do not worry about getting all/any of it done. As I said before your child’s happiness and health is way more important. I have set up a new email address that you can email any completed work to or indeed if you have any queries or concerns at this time (berniemceleney@outlook.com). I will check this regularly and try to get back to you as soon as possible. I am really missing the kids and can’t wait to see them all soon. I am aware that some may not have access to a printer or even to the internet so make the most of anything you have at home. Maths/English/Science are everywhere.

English/Art:

Jolly Phonics- 

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube) 

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say three full sentences about it.

Reading- Finn Jumps in & Little Zack- There are no new words in these books. (Same as Splash!)

New Words: The Big Horse

Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/ 

Writing- Continue with Splash Workbook.

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound- 1 unit a week

Diary- Encourage your child to keep a picture diary and date it. We can use this when we get back to school to remember what exciting things we did at home during the lockdown

Maths:

Maths Homework Book- a section a day

Jack Hartman- music channel on youtube have some great maths songs https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=math+all+around+me

I have also posted a few worksheets. Revision topics are highlighted in green. As there are a large number of sheets- written work will remain the same for 2 weeks. I may add extra online resources next week.

Topic

Games/videos linked to this topic

Number formation 0-9 pg 1-8

https://www.communication4all.co.uk/Numeracy/Number%20Formation%20Rhyme%20Cards.pdf 

Shapes & Spatial Awareness -pg 9, 16, 17, 18

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/shape-position-and-movement

https://www.education.com/games/2d-shapes/

Order- size pg 10,11,12

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/measures

Time pg 13,14

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game1.htm

Data pg 15

use resources at home- collect toy cars- how many are red/green/yellow. Draw a block chart showing this.

Adding pg 19,20,21,22,23,24

use resources/toys at home to show this.

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/bugabalooShoes.htm

History/Art:

Story: Jack and the Beanstalk- https://www.communication4all.co.uk/http/Traditionaltales.htm (half way down the page you can download powerpoint) or it is also available on youtube- should your child prefer a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VCpAYajmvo&t=25s

Activity: Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story.

Science/Art:

Colours: Revise over all your colours. Make a beautiful picture using all of the colours you know.

Geography:

“Global Earth Day” is Wednesday 22nd April. We had been talking about recycling at school and I can’t wait to see some of the art they made before Easter. Maybe this week, children could help save the planet around the house, some examples include: sorting the recycling, switching off lights behind them, conserving water when washing their teeth, helping with a spring clean etc. I would love to hear any other ideas the kids come up with

Religion: (optional)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM9mWNxTWpKY-V9Eb9TfkA - There are loads of half hour videos in this section. You can also find some worksheets/games/jigsaws here https://www.thebeginnersbible.com/kids.php

SPHE:

Feelings; We all have feelings but sometimes it is very hard to explain how we are feeling- especially at the moment with everything going on. Sometimes children can’t find the words to explain how they feel but body language can tell a lot. Please find attached some emojis. Ask your child which picture they would pick for different scenarios. I have attached a few here:

  1. When I get to see my friends again.

  2. When I am tired.

  3. When mammy/daddy gives out to me.

  4. When I hear a funny joke.

  5. When I am proud of my work.

  6. When I am messing with mammy/daddy.

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/- 10@10 – These are downloadable in English and Irish.

** RTÉ are also broadcasting a “Home School Hub” every day from 11am-12pm on RTÉ2. I have watched a couple of these and think they are very good ☺. These are also available on the RTÉ player.

 

 

Junior Infant Work-

30th March – 3rd April

English:

Jolly Phonics-

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube)

S,A,T,I,P,N,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4IfiKiQ-3I

C,K,E,H,R,M,D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvw-VlZsjRk

New Sounds: g & o

  • Look around the house and find things beginning with “g” and “o”
  • Make an odd one out bundle – 2 things beginning with g/o and one not and ask child to pick the odd one out.
  • Make the letters using fingers in the air, in sand, in salt, on someone’s back etc.

G,O,U,L,F,B

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

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say three full sentences about it.

Writing- Encourage your child to practise writing their name and the sounds they know.

Reading- Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/

Maths:

Practise number formation (0-5) https://www.communication4all.co.uk/Numeracy/Number%20Formation%20Rhyme%20Cards.pdf

(Please note- our rhyme for 5 is “First the neck, a belly fat, number 5 wears a hat”)

Numbers: 1-5 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

Measures:  tallest/shortest/biggest/smallest https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/lets-compare

Weight: Heavy/Light/Heavier/Lighter https://pbskids.org/peg/games/happy-camel

History:

Games in the past: Indoors- Play Cards

  • Snap                                         - Old Maid

https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/kids-games/indoor-play/snap-12-classic-card-games-to-teach-the-kids/news-story/1d153893aee53908749c1377c588928c

Outdoor Games;

  • Hopscotch                                -Tig/Tag

 

Science:

Plants/Life cycle of plants:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z3wpsbk (a quiz under this)

Geography:

The children were learning about recycling before school closed. Last year for “Global Recycling Day” children made different things from recyclable materials from home. I would love to see some new creations this year. You can check out our post from 29/03/19 and feel free to share your creations to the school Facebook page 

Art:

Draw/build/create an Easter art piece 

                                                                   Religion: (optional)

The Story of Easter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSgoPdKQFQ

SPHE:

Personal Hygiene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI (handwashing)

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

 

These are only some suggestions, please do not feel under any pressure to do all of the above. Children work at different paces and have different concentration spans. Your child’s safety and happiness is priority at this very uncertain time. Please do not hesitate to contact the school on scoilcholmcille@hotmail.com or via the school website contact page. . Please also keep an eye on the padlets as more resources will be added.

 I hope everyone is keeping well and hopefully I will see you all in the not so distant future. 

Mrs. Mc Eleney

Senior Infant Work-

30th March – 3rd April

English:

Jolly Phonics-

Revise sounds – attached are the videos (as always be careful with pop-ups on youtube)

S,A,T,I,P,N,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4IfiKiQ-3I

C,K,E,H,R,M,D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvw-VlZsjRk

G,O,U,L,F,B

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

Ai, J, ou,ie,ee,er

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

Z,W,ng,v, oo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkpRInk9H1k

Y,X,ch,sh,th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6NRm_xIkM4

Oral Language- Children should be encouraged to use full sentences. Perhaps pick a picture and ask your child to say three full sentences about it.

Reading- Splash! Re-read reader. (I have a new reader and words and I will post them out.)

 Please read to/with your child https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/

Writing- Continue with Splash Workbook.

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound- 1 unit a week

Maths:

Maths Homework Book- a section a day

Practise number formation (0-9) https://www.communication4all.co.uk/Numeracy/Number%20Formation%20Rhyme%20Cards.pdf

Numbers: 1-20 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

Measures:  tallest/shortest/biggest/smallest https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/lets-compare

Weight: Heavy/Light/Heavier/Lighter https://pbskids.org/peg/games/happy-camel

History:

Games in the past: Indoors- Play Cards

  • Snap                                         - Old Maid

https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/kids-games/indoor-play/snap-12-classic-card-games-to-teach-the-kids/news-story/1d153893aee53908749c1377c588928c

Outdoor Games;

  • Hopscotch                                -Tig/Tag

 

Science:

Plants/Life cycle of plants:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z3wpsbk (a quiz under this)

Geography:

The children were learning about recycling before school closed. Last year for “Global Recycling Day” children made different things from recyclable materials from home. I would love to see some new creations this year. You can check out our post from 29/03/19 and feel free to share your creations to the school Facebook page J

Art:

Draw/build/create an Easter art piece 

                                                                   Religion: (optional)

The Story of Easter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSgoPdKQFQ

SPHE:

Personal Hygiene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI (handwashing)

P.E.:

Exercise: - keep a diary of different physical activity eg. Cycling, go-karting, hula hooping, trampolining, playing football, basketball, running, jumping etc.

 www.gonoodle.com are free for dance

 

These are only some suggestions, please do not feel under any pressure to do all of the above. Children work at different paces and have different concentration spans. Your child’s safety and happiness is priority at this very uncertain time. Please do not hesitate to contact the school on scoilcholmcille@hotmail.com or via the school website contact page. Please also keep an eye on the padlets as more resources will be added.

 

 I hope everyone is keeping well and hopefully I will see you all in the not so distant future. 

Mrs. Mc Eleney