Suggested Learning Activities for Junior & Senior Infants.

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Suggested Activities for all Junior Room Classes (15th - 19th of June)

15th- 19th June 2020

Junior Infants- 3rd Class

Hi everyone,

So, we are coming to the last two weeks of the school year. I, for one, can’t believe how fast the last few months have flown by, but it feels like a lifetime ago since I’ve seen all the kids! I know that everyone has put in a great effort whilst learning at home and I know it can’t have been easy for children and parents alike. 

This week I have set a “Sports Day” theme. Although there will be no written work- most of the activities will incorporate some of the subjects that children learn at school. I hope that you all enjoy and feel free to make up your own unique activities. Bernie

Activity 1:

Children (and parents) can compete in the traditional egg/potato and spoon race.  (Balance- P.E)

Activity 2:

Children (and parents) can compete in the traditional three-legged race. 

Activity 3: 

Children (and parents) can compete in the traditional sack race.

  • Children can make their own rosettes for the winners using the following template. (Ordinal Numbers- maths)

All of the above activities can be altered- to make them easier/harder. Maybe set up and obstacle course that you have to go around whilst holding the egg/potato and spoon, in the sack or in your pairs in the three-legged race.

Activity 4:

Decorate your potato/egg. Why not stick some googly eyes/pom-poms/string/glitter on them? (Construction- Art)

Activity 5:

Jigsaw Race. Lay out your garden as follows. Place a string/rope down (this is the start line)- take around 4/5 giant steps forward and scatter the pieces of the jigsaw on the ground. Starting at the start line- run and pick up 1 piece of the jigsaw at a time. when all pieces are back behind the start line- build the jigsaw. This can be altered- by seeing how long it takes to complete the course, having the jigsaw pieces’ upside down etc. (Time- Maths, Fine Motor Skills)

Activity 6: 

Treasure Hunt. Here are a few ideas of clues for a treasure hunt around your home. These can be hand-written or printed out. (Literacy- Reading/Comprehension Skills)

  1. (give to your child) 

You can find me where your spoons, knives and forks live. 

  1. (hide in the cutlery drawer). 

I am used to dry your hands in the bathroom.

  1. (hide under your bathroom towel). 

To keep the house clean you throw rubbish in me.

  1. (hide at the bin). 

You sleep in me at night. 

  1. (hide in the bed). 

When your clothes are dirty- I clean them.

  1. (hide in the washing machine). 

I keep you entertained with cartoons, films and children’s programmes.

  1. (hide beside the T.V.) 

You use me first thing in the morning and last thing at night, I help to keep your teeth clean.

  1. (hide beside toothbrush)

When visitors come, you welcome them here.

  1. (hide at the front door)

I keep your food and drink cold

  1. (hide the treat in the fridge) **Treat**

  • Older children can make up their own “Outdoor Treasure Hunt” for parents and siblings.

  • Using coffee/tea stained paper children can make a map of their treasure hunt. It is super effective if an adult burn around the edges.

Activity 7:

Freeze Dance Rhyme Dance: Crank the tunes and let the dancing begin. Unlike the regular game of “musical statues”, when the music stops, a designated person shouts out a word. If the other dancer(s) can’t respond with a word to rhyme with it within a time (1-5/10), that person is out.  (Literacy- Rhyming)

Activity 8:

Word Tennis: This is a word association game. All you need is two rackets. Children pretend to hit the words over and back. Pick a topic for example animals- take turns naming an animal. The first person to repeat a word/ not answer is out. Here are a few ideas- animals, numbers, colours, clothes, sports, boy names, girl names, food, drink and vehicles. Older children may be able to do place names, cars, nouns, verbs, adjectives, multiples of numbers, odd numbers, even numbers etc. (Literacy, Maths, Geography, Science, P.E.)

Activity 9: 

Lights, Camera, Action! No doubt children have been reading, been read to, or have watched films during lockdown. Why not have the kids re-enact the stories and record it on their tablets. Homemade props and costumes will make the activity extra fun! (Drama, History- retelling the story)  

Activity 10:

Scavenger Hunt: 

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt- Put a tick beside the ones that you find.

a leaf

 

something smooth

 

something square

 

a ladybug

 

something rough

 

something rectangular

 

a flower

 

something tall

 

something circular

 

a wasp/bee

 

something small

 

something rectangular

 

a wheelie bin

 

something red

 

a cube

 

a gate

 

something green

 

a cuboid

 

a dog

 

something yellow

 

a sphere

 

a cat

 

something that smells

 

something that holds water

 

These are only but a few ideas. Please feel free to make them your own Please take plenty of photos- these can be added to your/your child’s wee Covid Diary, Please feel free to email me if you need any help - berniemceleney@outlook.com


A note from Miss Long for 3rd Class Pupils.

Hi Third Class! I hope you are all well. I can’t believe this would have been our last full week in school! I am so proud of you all and I had a great year teaching you. If we were still in school now, we would be having sports day and going on our tour so this week’s work is going to be very active and fun  

Challenge Time! – for this you will need yourself, a ball and a stopwatch/timer. Complete the following challenges:

  1. How many times can you throw a ball above your head, clap and catch it in one minute? Use this number to work out how many times you could do it in 3 minutes (clue- use multiplication). For an extra challenge here, use a smaller ball.

  2. How long does it take you to bounce a ball and catch it 20 times?

  3. This challenge has 3 parts- how long does it take you to do 10 High Knee marches, 5 Jumping Jacks and 1 run around your house?

Times tables- revise x10 this week. I have attached a game for your tables (I know I promised you all a game once we had finished all the tables in school). If you don’t have dice at home, you can make your own using an old box. The instructions say two players but you can do this on your own as well. You can see how long it takes you to get four in a row.


Missing you all! 

From Miss Long.


 

Junior Infants 8th - 12th of June

Junior Infant Work-

8th- 12th June 2020

Hi there,

Please find the work for this week below. As we come to the last few weeks of the school year, children tend to start finding it harder to concentrate on their work. Please do as much or as little as you deem appropriate for your own child. Hopefully the weather will improve again in the coming days and that everyone gets back out playing again

I would appreciate if anyone who has not yet sent photos of some of their children’s work would do so in the coming days. Please include some English/Maths/SESE/Art and perhaps some physical activity that they have been doing – berniemceleney@outlook.com or to the school Facebook page. Thanks in advance, Bernie

English:

Jolly Phonics- 

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

Please revise over all of the above sounds. We will finish our sounds in Senior Infants. 

(CVC = 3 letter words- made of a consonant/vowel (a e i o u)/consonant) e.g. cat, dog, bed, pin, ru

Children can write out some –at CVC words. eg. at, bat, cat (by changing the first letter of the word)- this will encourage recognition of rhyming words.

Oral Language- Before bedtime- discuss what your child has done throughout the day. Continue to practise their nursery rhymes daily. Some tongue twisters are fun to say too. I have attached a link below. https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/tongue-twisters

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

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:

Based on the recent questionnaire online, most parents were happy with no additional worksheets. I have come up with different games that children can play around the house using maths that they have learned this year. Online maths games are available on the padlet-https://padlet.com/ffarry1/jnrsnr?fbclid=IwAR1KBpDq7oIHGLGVXo63taiiPoF7yN7T0-1iQXMKKSOscJHdm9JyfqkiXMs If any parent would like additional worksheets please feel free to email me  

Game

Concepts/Terminology to be used

What you could use:

  1. Hopscotch

Writing numbers 1-5, Recognising numbers 1-10

Draw with chalk outside

  1. Snap

Matching cards

Use a deck of cards

  1. Sand/Water play

Capacity- fill, full, empty, pour

Sand/Water- jugs, cups, bowls, bottles etc.

  1. Bouncing a ball

How many times can you bounce a ball- numbers/time/ seconds/minutes

Use a ball and a watch

  1. Skipping

How long can you skip/jump for? time/minutes/seconds

Use a skipping rope

  1. Races

Ordinal numbers- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, last etc

Make wee ribbons

  1. X’s and O’s

Problem solving

Draw with chalk outside

  1. Dominoes

Matching numbers/ making a maze

Dominoes

  1. Board Games

snakes & ladders/ ludo etc- moving forward

board games

  1. Card games

Old Maid, Go Fish- identifying cards

 

Gaeilge:

In Junior and Senior Infants oral language is the most important thing when it comes to English and Irish. I have attached the website for TG4 below. Here shows such as Horrid Henry (Dónall Dána) and Spongebob can be watched in Irish.  https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/

Science/Art:

I hope all of the mini-beast hotels turned out well and that the children enjoyed using different materials to design/build their hotel. This week we are looking back over living things.

Children should be able to recognise and name the different parts of the following living things. Children can draw and label a diagram of one from each group.

  1. Humans- 

  2. Plants- tree (root, trunk, branch, twig, leaf/leaves) flower (root, stem, leaf/leaves, flower, petals)

  3. Animals- birds (beak, wings, feathers etc.) dog (tail, paws, nose)

Children could also go outside and see the differences between different plants and to understand that each different plant has its own role in the world. (Tress for clean air, flowers are food for insects, animals and humans).

Art

Recreate Kandinsky’s famous “Colour Study: Squares with Concentric                                                                     Circles” picture. Children can choose if they want to use circles-                                                                                         or any other shapes they have learned this year- circles/squares/rectangles/triangles/hearts/diamonds. Younger children may need help laying out the page.



Virtual Tour- Áras an Uachtaráin

https://president.ie/en/explore-visit/take-the-virtual-tour/

This is the home of the President of Ireland. It is in Phoenix Park in Dublin (not far from last week’s tour of the zoo).Have a look around the rooms and the garden in this free virtual tour ☺

S.P.H.E.:

Continue to encourage your child to keep fit in the coming weeks. 

As there is talks about schools reopening at the end of August, we are unaware of what the new “normal” will be like. It is important for all children to know phrases such as physical/social distancing, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and the importance of washing hands and good hygiene. I will attach videos/posters in the coming weeks. 

Physical Distancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r51gYrDzpHQ

Wearing PPE gear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNinywG7BtY

 

 

Senior Infants 8th - 12th of June

Senior Infant Work-

8th – 12th June 2020

Hi there,

Please find the work for this week below. As we come to the last few weeks of the school year, children tend to start finding it harder to concentrate on their work. Please do as much or as little as you deem appropriate for your own child. Hopefully the weather will improve again in the coming days and that everyone gets back out playing again

I would appreciate if anyone who has not yet sent photos of some of their children’s work would do so in the coming days. Please include some English/Maths/SESE/Art and perhaps some physical activity that they have been doing – berniemceleney@outlook.com or to the school Facebook page. Thanks in advance, Bernie

English:

Jolly Phonics- 

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

Oral Language- Discuss your day- using full sentences. 

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: List 2

Spellings: Continue working on spellbound

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:

Tables: 1+

Based on the recent questionnaire online, most parents were happy with no additional worksheets. I have come up with different games that children can play around the house using maths that they have learned this year. Online maths games are available on the padlet-https://padlet.com/ffarry1/jnrsnr?fbclid=IwAR1KBpDq7oIHGLGVXo63taiiPoF7yN7T0-1iQXMKKSOscJHdm9JyfqkiXMs If any parent would like additional worksheets please feel free to email me  

Game

Concepts/Terminology to be used

What you could use:

  1. Hopscotch

Writing numbers 1-5, Recognising numbers 1-10

Draw with chalk outside

  1. Snap

Matching cards

Use a deck of cards

  1. Sand/Water play

Capacity- fill, full, empty, pour

Sand/Water- jugs, cups, bowls, bottles etc.

  1. Bouncing a ball

How many times can you bounce a ball- numbers/time/ seconds/minutes

Use a ball and a watch

  1. Skipping

How long can you skip/jump for? time/minutes/seconds

Use a skipping rope

  1. Races

Ordinal numbers- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, last etc

Make wee ribbons

  1. X’s and O’s

Problem solving

Draw with chalk outside

  1. Dominoes

Matching numbers/ making a maze

Dominoes

  1. Board Games

snakes & ladders/ ludo etc- moving forward

board games

  1. Card games

Old Maid, Go Fish- identifying cards

 

Gaeilge:

In Junior and Senior Infants oral language is the most important thing when it comes to English and Irish. I have attached the website for TG4 below. Here shows such as Horrid Henry (Dónall Dána) and Spongebob can be watched in Irish.  https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/

Science/Art:

I hope all of the mini-beast hotels turned out well and that the children enjoyed using different materials to design/build their hotel. This week we are looking back over living things.

Children should be able to recognise and name the different parts of the following living things. Children can draw and label a diagram of one from each group.

  1. Humans- 

  2. Plants- tree (root, trunk, branch, twig, leaf/leaves) flower (root, stem, leaf/leaves, flower, petals)

  3. Animals- birds (beak, wings, feathers etc.) dog (tail, paws, nose)

Children could also go outside and see the differences between different plants and to understand that each different plant has its own role in the world. (Tress for clean air, flowers are food for insects, animals and humans).

Art

Recreate Kandinsky’s famous “Colour Study: Squares with Concentric                                                                     Circles” picture. Children can choose if they want to use circles-                                                                                         or any other shapes they have learned this year- circles/squares/rectangles/triangles/hearts/diamonds. Younger children may need help laying out the page.



Virtual Tour- Áras an Uachtaráin

https://president.ie/en/explore-visit/take-the-virtual-tour/

This is the home of the President of Ireland. It is in Phoenix Park in Dublin (not far from last week’s tour of the zoo).Have a look around the rooms and the garden in this free virtual tour ☺

S.P.H.E.:

Continue to encourage your child to keep fit in the coming weeks. 

As there is talks about schools reopening at the end of August, we are unaware of what the new “normal” will be like. It is important for all children to know phrases such as physical/social distancing, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and the importance of washing hands and good hygiene. I will attach videos/posters in the coming weeks. 

Physical Distancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r51gYrDzpHQ

Wearing PPE gear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNinywG7BtY

 

 

Junior Infants: (2nd - 5th of June)

Junior Infant Work-

2nd- 5th June 2020

Hey,

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having recently. We are approaching the final few weeks of the school year and if we were in school we would have day trips/sports day and school tours to look forward too. I am sure all the kids are missing their friends and I am missing all of them too. None of us could have predicted that this would be how we would end our Junior Infants’ first year of school! I have attached some work for your child- please feel free to do as much or as little as you like. 

English:

Jolly Phonics- 

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

Please revise over all of the above sounds. We will finish our sounds in Senior Infants. 

  • Children can use their sounds to write/read CVC words. 

(CVC = 3 letter words- made of a consonant/vowel (a e i o u)/consonant) e.g. cat, dog, bed, pin, ru

Oral Language- Before bedtime- discuss what your child has done throughout the day. Perhaps get them to describe something eg. I cycled my bike- I cycled my green bike.

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

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:

Based on the recent questionnaire online, most parents were happy with no additional worksheets. I have come up with different games that children can play around the house using maths that they have learned this year. Online maths games are available on the padlet-https://padlet.com/ffarry1/jnrsnr?fbclid=IwAR1KBpDq7oIHGLGVXo63taiiPoF7yN7T0-1iQXMKKSOscJHdm9JyfqkiXMs If any parent would like additional worksheets please feel free to email me  

Game

Concepts/Terminology to be used

What you could use:

  1. Hopscotch

Writing numbers 1-5, Recognising numbers 1-10

Draw with chalk outside

  1. Snap

Matching cards

Use a deck of cards

  1. Sand/Water play

Capacity- fill, full, empty, pour

Sand/Water- jugs, cups, bowls, bottles etc.

  1. Bouncing a ball

How many times can you bounce a ball- numbers/time/ seconds/minutes

Use a ball and a watch

  1. Skipping

How long can you skip/jump for? time/minutes/seconds

Use a skipping rope

  1. Races

Ordinal numbers- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, last etc

Make wee ribbons

  1. X’s and O’s

Problem solving

Draw with chalk outside

  1. Dominoes

Matching numbers/ making a maze

Dominoes

Gaeilge:

In Junior and Senior Infants oral language is the most important thing when it comes to English and Irish. I have attached the website for TG4 below. Here shows such as Horrid Henry (Dónall Dána) and Spongebob can be watched in Irish.  https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/

Science/Geography/Art:

Last week, children were asked to do a mini-beast hunt. I hope the experiment worked out well for everyone and that you were able to identify some of the creatures that you found. This week- I would like your child to design/build a mini-beast hotel Start by discussing with your child- what they think a mini-beast hotel should look like. Is it like a human hotel? Will it be clean or dirty? Use questions like these to prompt your child I look forward to seeing the designs or creations. Here are a few links to websites that give instructions as to how to build a “mini-beast hotel”. Most materials that can be used are recyclable. 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-27093-make-your-own-minibeast-hotel-outdoor-activity

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/build-a-minibeast-hotel/

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/resources/project/make-a-bug-hotel

Virtual Tour- Dublin Zoo

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/

The zoo webcams are available 24/7. Elephants can usually be see daily around 10.30am and 12.30pm. 

Penguins are fed at 2.30pm everyday- and can usually be seen swimming, waddling or playing throughout the day ☺

S.P.H.E.:

Continue to encourage your child to keep fit in the coming weeks. 

As there is talks about schools reopening at the end of August, we are unaware of what the new “normal” will be like. It is important for all children to know phrases such as physical/social distancing, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and the importance of washing hands and good hygiene. I will attach videos/posters in the coming weeks. 

Physical Distancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r51gYrDzpHQ

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/




Please send one piece of work to berniemceleney@outlook.com or to the school facebook.

 

Senior Infants: (2nd - 5th of June)

Senior Infant Work-

2nd- 5th June 2020

Hey,

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having recently. We are approaching the final few weeks of the school year and if we were in school we would have day trips/sports day and school tours to look forward too. I am sure all the kids are missing their friends and I am missing all of them too. None of us could have predicted that this would be how we would end our school year! I have attached some work for your child- please feel free to do as much or as little as you like. 

English:

Jolly Phonics- 

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

Oral Language- Discuss your day- using full sentences. 

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: List 2

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:

Tables: 1+

1 + 0 = 1 1 + 3 = 4 1 + 6 = 7 1 + 9 = 10 1 + 12 = 13

1 + 1 = 2 1 + 4 = 5 1 + 7 = 8 1 + 10 = 11

1 + 2 = 3 1 + 5 = 6 1 + 8 = 9 1 + 11 = 12

Based on the recent questionnaire online, most parents were happy with no additional worksheets. I have come up with different games that children can play around the house using maths that they have learned this year. Online maths games are available on the padlet-https://padlet.com/ffarry1/jnrsnr?fbclid=IwAR1KBpDq7oIHGLGVXo63taiiPoF7yN7T0-1iQXMKKSOscJHdm9JyfqkiXMs If any parent would like additional worksheets please feel free to email me  

Game

Concepts/Terminology to be used

What you could use:

  1. Hopscotch

Writing numbers 1-5, Recognising numbers 1-10

Draw with chalk outside

  1. Snap

Matching cards

Use a deck of cards

  1. Sand/Water play

Capacity- fill, full, empty, pour

Sand/Water- jugs, cups, bowls, bottles etc.

  1. Bouncing a ball

How many times can you bounce a ball- numbers/time/ seconds/minutes

Use a ball and a watch

  1. Skipping

How long can you skip/jump for? time/minutes/seconds

Use a skipping rope

  1. Races

Ordinal numbers- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, last etc

Make wee ribbons

  1. X’s and O’s

Problem solving

Draw with chalk outside

  1. Dominoes

Matching numbers/ making a maze

Dominoes


Gaeilge:

In Junior and Senior Infants oral language is the most important thing when it comes to English and Irish. I have attached the website for TG4 below. Here shows such as Horrid Henry (Dónall Dána) and Spongebob can be watched in Irish.  https://www.cula4.com/en/shows/

Science/Geography/Art:

Last week, children were asked to do a mini-beast hunt. I hope the experiment worked out well for everyone and that you were able to identify some of the creatures that you found. This week- I would like your child to design/build a mini-beast hotel Start by discussing with your child- what they think a mini-beast hotel should look like. Is it like a human hotel? Will it be clean or dirty? Use questions like these to prompt your child I look forward to seeing the designs or creations. Here are a few links to websites that give instructions as to how to build a “mini-beast hotel”. Most materials that can be used are recyclable. 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-27093-make-your-own-minibeast-hotel-outdoor-activity

https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-families/family-wild-challenge/activities/build-a-minibeast-hotel/

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/resources/project/make-a-bug-hotel

Virtual Tour- Dublin Zoo

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/

The zoo webcams are available 24/7. Elephants can usually be see daily around 10.30am and 12.30pm. 

Penguins are fed at 2.30pm everyday- and can usually be seen swimming, waddling or playing throughout the day ☺

S.P.H.E.:

Continue to encourage your child to keep fit in the coming weeks. 

As there is talks about schools reopening at the end of August, we are unaware of what the new “normal” will be like. It is important for all children to know phrases such as physical/social distancing, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and the importance of washing hands and good hygiene. I will attach videos/posters in the coming weeks. 

Physical Distancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r51gYrDzpHQ

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/


Please send one piece of work to berniemceleney@outlook.com or to the school facebook.

 

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) http://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 http://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 http://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) http://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 http://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 http://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) http://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 http://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 http://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 http://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) http://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- http://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 http://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

http://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

http://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.

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

History:

Story: Jack and the Beanstalk- http://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 http://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

http://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

http://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.

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

History/Art:

Story: Jack and the Beanstalk- http://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 http://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) http://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) http://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

 

 

 

 

Contact

Cloughfin N.S. Cloughfin,
Ballindrait,
Lifford,
Co. Donegal.
(074) 9145705 scoilcholmcille@hotmail.com