Previous Work Junior Infants

23rd March 2020

Hello parents and children in Junior Infants, here are a few ideas to keep you busy over the next 2 weeks;

English

  • Introduce the letter “v” and “y” (one letter per week). Go through the name, sound and action for each letter – for the letter “V” pretend to be driving along in a van saying the sound V v v. For the letter “y” pretend to eat yogurt from a spoon, saying y, y, yogurt with each spoon full. Practise writing the letter v (start at the top, make a sideways line down to the right, then make a sideways line up to the top) and y (start at the top as if you are writing a u and then go below the line)
  • Revise all letter sounds and words from the word box daily. Play “I Spy” to revise letters and form sentences with the words in your word box.
  • Introduce new words: He/he, can’t, no, sit. These words are from their 3rd core reader “Where Can GG Sit?”. You can write these on a piece of paper and add them to their word box.
  • Practise writing all of the letters that you know. Free Writing – write as sentence on your own, sounding out each letter as best as you can and draw a picture to match.
  • Shared reading – with an adult read and discuss your favourite books from your home library.
  • Useful websites: Jolly phonics on Youtube will revise the songs for each letter, Starfall has loads of literacy and numeracy resources including games, rhymes, stories and songs. Reading Bear – activities and games covering the main phonics rules and vocabulary. Storyline Online – actors read children’s book aloud with illustrations shown.

Maths

  • Focus on the number 4 and the number 5 – counting objects/toys in groups of 4 or 5. Discuss different ways of making 4 and different ways of making 5 (i.e. 3 and 2 makes 5 etc)
  • Practise writing the numerals 1 to 5.
  • Games: Counting games, card games such as snap, board games such as snakes and ladders, go on a shape hunt around your house – finding circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, spheres, cuboids, cubes and cylinders.
  • Useful websites: Topmarks Maths – games and activities for counting and sequencing.

Gaeilge

  • Encourage children to use any Gaeilge vocabulary that they have learned in school
  • Watch Gaeilge cartoons on TG4
  • Useful website: Cúla4 – TG4’s child centred programmes in Irish on Youtube.

S.E.S.E

  • Discussion on living/non- living things
  • Discussion around the farm and animals associated with a farm. Baby animals that are born in springtime and the names of baby animals.
  • Useful website: Highlights Kids – read facts, play games and get tips to do science experiments.

P.E

Other Activities

  • Jigsaws, play doh, cut something out, lego, make your bed, help pair your socks etc.

Kind Regards,

Junior Infant Teachers.

 

Week beginning 20/4/20

Dear Parents/Guardians,
We hope that you and your family are keeping well at this time and that you all had a lovely Easter. Please find below a list of work for the week commencing the 20th April. The following is a list of suggested work for each day, we understand that it might not be possible to complete all of this work each day, so feel free to pick and choose from the daily activities. The most important focus for each day are the new words and sounds;

Monday 20th April

English
• Revise all letters and words in their word box. Play “I spy” to revise letters and form sentences with the words in your word box.
Phonics: Introduce the new letter for the week – “x”. Go through the name, sound and action for this letter. Children can also think of words where they hear x at the end of the word. Action – pretend to take an x-ray with an x-ray camera, saying ks,ks,ks. To introduce the letter you can go to http://www.starfall.com and click on the ABC icon and select the letter x.
Reading: introduce the new word – “paint”. This word is from their 3rd core reader “Where Can GG Sit?”. Write it on a piece of paper and add it to their word box. Read and revise the first core reader “The Picnic” – this is available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie   click ‘student Resources’, then at the top tick junior infants and English and scroll down to “The Picnic” – enter your own name and email address to access the online version of the book.
Writing: practise writing the letter “x” – remember to always start at the top and draw a line down to the right, then go back to the top and draw a line down to the left. Children can practise writing simple 3 letter words (sounding them out themselves) where “x” is at the end of the word e.g. box, fox etc.

Maths
Topic: combining and partitioning with four. Children can use toys to discuss the different ways of making 4 (using language such as 3 and 1 makes 4 etc) The children’s maths book is now available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie click ‘student resources’, then at the top of the page tick junior infants, maths and select ‘busy at maths’ as the book, keep scrolling down until you get to page 79 of the interactive pages. The following is an example of the language that can be used to teach this page; looking at the first row, how many cats are in the first set? (3), how may cats are in the second set? (1) how many cats are there altogether? 3 cats and 1 cat makes 4 so 3 and 1 makes 4. The children can complete the interactive work.
• Children can also complete page 80 of the interactive book using the same language as page 79 except this time they will have to count how many there are altogether.

Gaeilge
• The children’s book is available online at http://www.folensonline.ie click ‘register’, select teacher, fill in a username, email and password. For the roll number use the code: Prim20, search for ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
• Topic: ‘Ag an Zú’ – in resources go to page 9 and find ‘comhrá: ag an zú’ – listen to the comhrá, go to ‘póstaer – ag an zú’ and click on scéal.
• New words for today: an zú (the zoo), ainmhithe (animals), moncaí (monkey).

Tuesday 21st April
English
• Revise all letters and words in their word box
Phonics: Go through the name, sound and action for this week’s letter – ‘x’. Discuss words that begin and end with this letter, also find toys or objects in the house that start or end in this letter. Children could try to read the following words by sounding out each individual letter and then blending the sounds together to say the correct word – fox, wax, six, box.
Reading: introduce todays new word – “wet”. Write it on a piece of paper and add it to their word box. Read and revise their second core reader “GG Is Too Big” – this is available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie click ‘student Resources’, then at the top tick junior infants and English and scroll down to “GG Is Too Big” – enter your own name and email address to access the online version of the book.
Writing: practise writing the letter “x” again. Children could also copy a sentence that you have written for them e.g. ‘Today is Tuesday’ – reminding them of the correct pencil grip and to always start at the top to form each letter, after they have copied this sentence they could write their own sentence trying their best to sound out each word independently ( this is a chance for them to practise free writing – it doesn’t have to be perfect!, it’s just an opportunity for them to sound out words themselves and practise independent writing)

Maths
Topic: ordering. Children can use toys to practise the language first, second/middle, last. The children’s maths book is now available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie click ‘student resources’, then at the top of the page tick junior infants, maths and select ‘busy at maths’ as the book, keep scrolling down until you get to page 82 of the interactive pages. The following is an example of the language that can be used to teach this page; point to the top row of pictures that are based on ‘Little Bo Peep’ ask questions such as; what is happening in the first/middle/last picture? Show me the picture next to/that comes before the last picture. Show me the picture that comes after the middle picture. Why is Little Bo Peep crying in the middle picture? Why is she not crying in the first picture? Which picture shows what’s happening first? Write the number 1 etc. The children can complete the next 2 rows in the same way, they can also complete page 83 of the interactive pages using the same language.

Gaeilge
• The children’s book is available online at http://www.folensonline.ie search for ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
• Topic: ‘Ag an Zú’ – in resources go to page 9 and find ‘comhrá: ag an zú’ – listen to the comhrá, go to ‘póstaer – ag an zú’ and click on scéal and amhrán agus dán.
• New words for today: sioráf (giraffe) , leon (lion), eilifint (elephant), nathair nimhe (snake).

Wednesday 22nd April
English
• Revise all letters and words in their word box
Phonics: Go through the name, sound and action for this week’s letter – ‘x’. Discuss words that begin and end with this letter. Children could try to read the following words by sounding out each individual letter and then blending the sounds together to say the correct word – exam, mix, fix, next, exit.
Reading: introduce todays new word – “van”. Write it on a piece of paper and add it to their word box. Introduce their 3rd core reader “Where Can GG sit?” – this is available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie click ‘student Resources’, then at the top tick junior infants and English and scroll down to “Where Can GG Sit?”. Read and discuss the cover of this book. Children can read pg 1 – 4 and discuss the pictures.
Writing: practise writing the letter “x” again. Children could also copy a sentence that you have written for them – reminding them of the correct pencil grip and to always start at the top to form each letter, after they have copied this sentence they could write their own sentence trying their best to sound out each word independently and finish the activity by drawing a picture.

Maths
Topic: ordering. Children can use toys to practise the language first, second/middle, last. Page 83 of the interactive book is available on http://my.cjfallon.ie (using the same steps to access as the previous days) .Using the same language as yesterday discuss the page and number the pictures 1,2,3 in the correct order.

Gaeilge
• The children’s book is available online at http://www.folensonline.ie search for ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
• Topic: ‘Ag an Zú’ – in resources go to page 9 and find ‘comhrá: ag an zú’ – listen to the comhrá, go to ‘póstaer – ag an zú’ and click on scéal and amhrán agus dán.
• New words for today: uachtar reoite (ice-cream), hata gréine (sun hat), spéaclaí gréine (sunglasses), eagla (afraid).

Thursday 23rd April
English
• Revise all letters and words in their word box
Phonics: Go through the name, sound and action for this week’s letter – ‘x’. Discuss words that begin and end with this letter.
Reading: introduce todays new word – “nowhere”. Write it on a piece of paper and add it to their word box. Read and discuss the pictures pgs 5 to 7 of “Where Can GG sit?” – this is available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie
Writing: practise writing the letter “x” again.
Rhyming: read the following rhyme to your child and then discuss all the –‘ain’ sounds and think of words that rhyme with ‘ain’. GG was running, to catch a train, when he tripped and fell, on a rusty chain. ‘Oh no!’ he groaned, I’m in such pain, I definitely think, I’ve got a sprain.

Maths
Topic: recognising sets of 5 and writing the numeral 5. Children can use toys to practise counting different sets of 5. Page 85 of the interactive book is available on http://my.cjfallon.ie (using the same steps to access as the previous days) . The following is an example of the language that can be used to teach this page; point to the first row, how many fish are there in the first set? What colour are they? How many frogs are there in the middle set? How many rabbits are there in the last set? How many sets of 5 are there? How are the sets the same/different? The children can then complete the interactive page, they can also practise writing the number 5.

Gaeilge
• The children’s book is available online at http://www.folensonline.ie search for ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
• Topic: ‘Ag an Zú’ – in resources go to page 9 and find ‘comhrá: ag an zú’ – listen to the comhrá, go to ‘póstaer – ag an zú’ and click on foclóir 1 & foclóir 2 (game to revise new words).

Friday 24th April
English
• Revise all letters and words in their word box
Phonics: Go through the name, sound and action for this week’s letter – ‘x’.
Reading: Revise all new words from their 3rd core reader. Read pgs 1 to 7 of “Where Can GG sit?” – this is available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie.
Writing: practise writing a sentence using this weeks letter e.g. ‘The fox sat in the box’, children could add their own free writing sentence and draw a picture.

Maths
Topic: recognising sets of 5 and writing the numeral 5. Children can use toys to practise counting different sets of 5. Page 86 of the interactive book is available on http://my.cjfallon.ie (using the same steps to access as the previous days) . The following is an example of the language that can be used to teach this page; how many oranges are there in this set? What colour will we use for the oranges? Do the same for the rest of the page. Children can practise writing the number 5 again.

Gaeilge
• The children’s book is available online at http://www.folensonline.ie search for ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
• Topic: ‘Ag an Zú’ – in resources go to page 9 and find ‘comhrá: ag an zú’ – listen to the comhrá, go to ‘póstaer – ag an zú’ and click on foclóir 1 & foclóir 2 (game to revise new words) and listen to the scéal, amhrán agus dán also children can play ‘cártaí meaitseála – ag an zú’

S.E.S.E
• Research and discuss ladybirds and their life cycle.
Other Activities:
• Joe Wicks- the body coach, cosmic yoga, go noodle, Jigsaws, play doh, baking, colouring, lego.
Kind Regards,
Junior Infant Teachers.

Week Beginning 27th April 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope that you and your family are keeping well. Please find below a list of work for the week commencing  the 27th April.

Note: all of the children’s books can be accessed on either cjfallon or folensonline using the same access steps as last week, we understand that these can be slow to load due to the volume of people using them. Revise all letters and words in their word box daily. Play “I spy” to revise letters and form sentences with the words in their word box.

The following is a list of suggested work for each day, we understand that it might not be possible to complete all of this work each day, so feel free to pick and choose from the daily activities. The most important focus for each day are the new words and sounds.

Kind Regards,

Michelle, Pamela and Elaine.

Monday 27th April

English

  • Phonics: Introduce the new letter for the week – “q”. Go through the name, sound and action for this letter. Remind children that “q” and “u” are stuck together like glue. Action – make a duck’s beak with your hands and say qu, qu, qu. To introduce the letter you can go to starfall.com and click on the ABC icon and select the letter q.
  • Reading: introduce the new word – “to” and add it to their word box. Read and discuss the pictures pgs 8 & 9 of “Where Can GG sit?” – available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie
  • Writing: practise writing the letter “q” – remember to always start at the top and go around like “c” then straight up, straight back down below the line and a kick. Children can practise writing simple 3 letter words (sounding them out themselves).

Maths

  • Topic: writing the numbers 1 to 5. Children can trace the numbers 3,4 and 5 online on page 87 of the interactive book – available on http://my.cjfallon.ie For the number 3: start at the dot, go around and around again. Number 4: start at the dot, come straight down, then go across, then put on its nose. Number 5: start at the dot, go down around and then put on its hat.
  • Children can also practise making the numbers 1 to 5 using play doh or tracing the numbers in sand (if they have a sandbox).
  • Children could play the following game with their older siblings; Child A stands with their back to child B, child B then traces one of the numerals (1 to 5) on their back and child A guesses the number.

Gaeilge

  • http://www.folensonline.ie ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
  • Topic: ‘Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar’ – in resources go to pg 9 find ‘scéal: Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar’ – listen to the scéal.
  • New words for today: Cinnín Óir (Goldilocks) , na Trí Bhéar (the 3 bears), Daidí Béar (daddy bear), Mamaí Béar (mammy bear), Báibín Béar (baby bear).

Tuesday 28th  April

English

  • Phonics: Go through the name, sound and action for this week’s letter – ‘qu’. Discuss words that begin with this letter, also find toys or objects in the house that start with “qu”. Children could try to read the following words by sounding out each individual letter and then blending the sounds together to say the correct word – quack, quiz, queen, quilt.
  • Reading: introduce todays new word – “Can” and add it to their word box. Read and discuss the pictures on pg 10 of “Where Can GG sit?” – available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie
  • Writing: practise writing the letter “q” again. Children could also copy a sentence that you have written for them e.g. ‘It is sunny’ – reminding them of the correct pencil grip and to always start at the top to form each letter, after they have copied this sentence they could write their own sentence trying their best to sound out each word independently and they could draw a picture to finish.

Maths

  • Topic: counting and analysis of number. Page 88 of the interactive book is available on http://my.cjfallon.ie The following is an example of the language that can be used to teach this page; how many birds are in this set? Let’s count them. Do the same with all sets. Which set has more/less? Children can then complete the interactive page online.

Gaeilge

  • http://www.folensonline.ie  ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
  • Topic: ‘Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar’ – in resources go to pg 9 find ‘scéal: Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar’ – listen to the scéal.
  • New words for today: an coil (the woods), babhla (bowl), leite (porridge).

Wednesday 29th  April

English

  • Phonics: Go through the name, sound and action for this week’s letter – ‘qu’. Discuss words that begin with this letter. Children could try to read the following words by sounding out each individual letter and then blending the sounds together to say the correct word – squid, quick, squint, liquid, quit.
  • Reading: introduce todays new word – “ball” and add it to their word box. . Read and discuss the pictures on pg 11 of “Where Can GG sit?” – available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie
  • Writing: practise writing the letter “q” again. Children could also copy a sentence that you have written for them – reminding them of the correct pencil grip and to always start at the top to form each letter, after they have copied this sentence they could write their own sentence trying their best to sound out each word independently and finish the activity by drawing a picture.

Maths

  • Topic: counting and analysis of number. Page 89 of the interactive book is available on http://my.cjfallon.ie  The following is an example of the language that can be used to teach this page; point to the turkeys at the top of the page, what animal is this? How many turkeys are there? Point to the number 4 ask is this a match for the turkeys? Why/why not? Do the same with all the other sets on the page. Children can then complete the interactive page online.

 

Gaeilge

  • http://www.folensonline.ie ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
  • Topic: ‘Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar’ – in resources go to pg 9 find ‘scéal: Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar’ – listen to the scéal.
  • New words for today: cathaoir (chair) , leaba (bed), ina c(h)odladh (asleep)

 

Thursday 30th  April

English

  • Phonics: Go through the name, sound and action for this week’s letter – ‘q’. Discuss words that begin with this letter.
  • Reading: introduce todays new word – “bin” and add it to their word box. Read and discuss the pictures on pg 12 of “Where Can GG sit?” – this is available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie
  • Writing: practise writing the letter “q” again.
  • Rhyming: read the following rhyme to your child and then discuss all the –‘ake’ sounds and think of words that rhyme with ‘ake’. A Snake Called Jake – deep down, under a lake, lived red-eyed Jake, a water snake. He wore a fur coat, that was definitely fake, and a bell on his tail, that he like to shake.

Maths

  • Topic: counting and analysis of number. Page 90 of the interactive book is available on http://my.cjfallon.ie   The following is an example of the language that can be used to teach this page; point to the set of planes and ask what they are? Why/when do we use planes? How many planes are there? Point to the number 5 and ask is it a match for the planes? Why/why not? Do the same for the other sets. Children can then complete the interactive page online.

Gaeilge

  • http://www.folensonline.ie ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
  • Topic: ‘Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar’ – in resources go to pg 9 find ‘scéal: Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar’ – listen to the scéal.
  • Revise all new words

 

Friday 1st May

English

  • Phonics: Go through the name, sound and action for this week’s letter – ‘q’.
  • Reading: Revise all new words from their 3rd core reader. Read pgs 1 to 12 of “Where Can GG sit?”.
  • Writing: practise writing a sentence using this weeks letter e.g. ‘The fox sat in the box’, children could add their own free writing sentence and draw a picture.

Maths

  • Children can practise writing the numbers 1 to 5, they can make them using play doh and/or trace them in sand. Play “what’s the number” from earlier in the week (tracing on their back).
  • Practise counting to 10 – forwards and backwards.

 

Gaeilge

  • http://www.folensonline.ie ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
  • Topic: ‘Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar’ – in resources go to pg 9 find ‘scéal: Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar’ – listen to the scéal.
  • Revise all new words
  • Cúla 4 ar scoil – TG4 child centered programme in Irish on youtube

 

S.E.S.E

  • Discussion on food: healthy and unhealthy food, food eaten by different people in different countries.

Other Activities:

  • Joe Wicks- the body coach, cosmic yoga, go noodle, Jigsaws, play doh, baking, colouring, lego.

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List of websites for Junior Infants

Week Beginning 6th May 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope that you and your family are keeping well and that you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Note: all of the children’s books can be accessed on either cjfallon or folensonline using the same access steps as last week, we understand that these can be slow to load due to the volume of people using them. Revise all letters and words in their word box daily. Play “I spy” to revise letters and form sentences with the words in their word box.

The following is a list of suggested work for each day, we understand that it might not be possible to complete all of this work each day, so feel free to pick and choose from the daily activities. The most important focus for each day are the new words and sounds.

Please find below a list of suggested work for Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th of May ( we have not included work for Monday or Tuesday as the children would have had no school due to the bank holiday). Also included at the end of the page is a suggestion for Aistear style activities.

Kind Regards,
Michelle, Pamela and Elaine.

Wednesday 6th May
English
Phonics: revise last week’s letter – “q”. Go through the name, sound and action for this letter. Remind children that “q” and “u” are stuck together like glue. Action – make a duck’s beak with your hands and say qu, qu, qu. Introduce new sound “ai” – when you see “a” and “i” together they say a, think of words that have “ai” in them.
Reading: Revise all new words from their 3rd core reader. Read pgs 1 to 12 of “Where Can GG sit?”.
Writing: practise writing the letter “q” – remember to always start at the top and go around like “c” then straight up, straight back down below the line and a kick. Children can practise writing simple 3 letter words (sounding them out themselves).
Story time with David Walliams, each day there is a free story at 11am on his website; https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com

Maths
Topic: counting and analysis of number. Page 91 of the interactive book – available on http://my.cjfallon.ie the following is an example of the language that can be used to teach this page; pointing to the set of oranges, how many oranges are there in this set? What colour would you use for the oranges? Point to the numeral 3 and ask is 3 a match for the set of oranges? Why/why not? Do the same with all the other sets – children can complete interactive page online.
Gaeilge
http://www.folensonline.ie ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
Topic: ‘Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar’ – in resources go to pg 9 find ‘scéal: Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar’ – listen to the scéal.
Revise all new words.
Watch cartoons on TG4

Thursday 7th May
English
Phonics: Revise this week’s new sound – “ai”. Children could try to read the following words by sounding out each individual letter and then blending the sounds together to say the correct word – nail, paid, hail, aim, train.
Reading: introduce todays new word – “up” and add it to their word box. Read and discuss the pictures on pg 13 of “Where Can GG sit?” – available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie
Writing: Children could copy a sentence that you have written for them – reminding them of the correct pencil grip and to always start at the top to form each letter, after they have copied this sentence they could write their own sentence trying their best to sound out each word independently and they could draw a picture to finish.
Maths
Topic: counting and analysis of number. Page 92 of the interactive book – available on http://my.cjfallon.ie the following is an example of the language that can be used to teach this page; point to the elephants and ask; how many elephants are there? Point to the number 4 and ask what numeral have we here? Is the numeral 4 a match for the elephants? How many elephants must we colour to have a match for the numeral 4? How many elephants must we not colour? Do the same with all the other sets – children can complete interactive page online.

Gaeilge
http://www.folensonline.ie ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
Topic: súil siar – in resources go to pg 10 find ‘Tráth na gCeist – súil siar’ – play the game to revise all their words.
Watch cartoons on TG4

Friday 8th May
English
Phonics: Revise this week’s new sound – “ai”. Children could try to read the following words by sounding out each individual letter and then blending the sounds together to say the correct word – laid, brain, snail, paint, tail.
Reading: revise all new words. Read and discuss the pictures on pg 1- 13 of “Where Can GG sit?” – available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie
Rhyming: read the following rhyme to your child and then discuss all the –‘ale’ sounds and think of words that rhyme with ‘ale’. Stale Bread – GG brought bread, and found it was stale, “Oh no! I’m so hungry, I’m even going pale”. As he went on his bike, it was blowing a gale. When he got to the shop, there was no bread for sale.

Maths
Children can practise writing the numbers 1 to 5, they can make them using play doh and/or trace them in sand.
Practise counting to 10 – forwards and backwards.

Gaeilge
http://www.folensonline.ie ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
Topic: súil siar – in resources go to pg 10 find ‘Tráth na gCeist – súil siar’ – play the game to revise all their words.
Watch cartoons on Tg4

S.E.S.E
Recognise and identify a variety of sounds in the environment, identify and differentiate between loud and soft sounds.
Other Activities:
Joe Wicks- the body coach, cosmic yoga, go noodle, Jigsaws, play doh, baking, colouring, lego.

Oxford Owl have made many of their resources, eBooks and activities available for free. They have an excellent graded reading scheme called Oxford Reading Tree. Your child could start at Level 1 where they can make up their own stories using the picture books and then progress to Level 1+ where they can put their phonics skill to use.

 

Week beginning 11th May 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope that you and your family are keeping well. Please find below a list of work for the week commencing the 11th of May.

Note: all of the children’s books can be accessed on either cjfallon or folensonline using the same access steps as last week, we understand that these can be slow to load due to the volume of people using them. Revise all letters and words in their word box daily. Play “I spy” to revise letters and form sentences with the words in their word box.

The following is a list of suggested work for each day, we understand that it might not be possible to complete all of this work each day, so feel free to pick and choose from the daily activities. Also included at the end of the page is a suggestion for Aistear style activities. The most important focus for each day are the new words and sounds.

Kind Regards,
Michelle, Pamela and Elaine.

Monday 11th May
English
Phonics: Revise all of the sounds daily. Introduce the new sound for this week – “sh”. When you see “s” and “h” together they say shsh, think of words that have “sh” in them.
Reading: revise all new words. Read and discuss the pictures on pg 1- 13 of “Where Can GG sit?” – available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie
Writing: practise writing the letter “s”. Children can practise writing simple 3 letter words (sounding them out themselves).

Maths
• Children can practise writing the numbers 1 to 5, they can make them using play doh and/or trace them in sand.
• Practise counting to 10 – forwards and backwards and starting at different numbers e.g. 3,4,5….
• Focus on the number 5 – counting objects/toys in groups of 5. Discuss different ways of making 5 (i.e. 3 bears and 2 bears makes 5 bears so 3 and 2 makes 5 etc)
Topic: combining totals up to 5. Go a number 5 hunt around the house searching for places that you can find the number 5 e.g. car registration plate, calendar, clock etc.
• Ask your child to set the table for 5 people; five cups, 5 plates etc

Gaeilge
http://www.folensonline.ie ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
Topic: ‘An Teach – Thuas Staighre’ – in resources go to pg 10 find ‘comhrá: An Teach – Thuas Staighre’ – listen to the comhrá, go to ‘póstaer – An Teach’ and click on scéal.
• New words for today: teach (house), an chistin (kitchen), an seomra suite (sitting room).

Tuesday 12th May
English
Phonics: Revise this week’s new sound – “sh”. Children could try to read the following words by sounding out each individual letter and then blending the sounds together to say the correct word – brush, flash, shut, shock.
Reading: revise all of the words from “Where Can GG Sit?” Read and discuss the pictures on pg 14 of “Where Can GG sit?” – available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie
Writing: practise writing the letter “a”. Children could also copy a sentence that you have written for them, reminding them of the correct pencil grip and to always start at the top to form each letter, after they have copied this sentence they could write their own sentence trying their best to sound out each word independently and they could draw a picture to finish.

Maths
Topic: combining totals up to 5. Focus on the number 5 – counting objects/toys in groups of 5. Discuss different ways of making 5 (i.e. 3 bears and 2 bears makes 5 bears so 3 and 2 makes 5 etc)
• Get your child to arrange some of their toys in towers or columns from 1 to 5. Get them to write the numerals 1 to 5 on post-its or paper and place the correct numeral under the correct tower or column.
• Partitioning objects with 5 – place 5 objects on the table and ask; how many objects are in this set? Partition the set by placing a pencil through the set to show 2 and 3 make 5. Ask your child to use the pencil to make as many partitions of 5 as they can.
• Practise counting to 10 – forwards and backwards and starting at different numbers e.g. 3,4,5….

Gaeilge
http://www.folensonline.ie ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
Topic: ‘An Teach – Thuas Staighre’ – in resources go to pg 10 find ‘comhrá: An Teach – Thuas Staighre’ – listen to the comhrá, go to ‘póstaer – An Teach’ and click on scéal and amhrán agus dán..
• New words for today: an gairdín (garden), leaba (bed), an seomra codlata (bedroom).

Wednesday 13th May
English
Phonics: Revise this week’s new sound – “sh”. Children could try to read the following words by sounding out each individual letter and then blending the sounds together to say the correct word – shock, ship, hush, short.
Reading: revise all of the words from “Where Can GG Sit?” Read and discuss the pictures on pg 15 of “Where Can GG sit?” – available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie
Writing: practise writing the letter “t”. Children can practise writing simple 3 letter words (sounding them out themselves).

Maths
Topic: Partitioning objects with 5 – place 5 objects on the table and ask; how many objects are in this set? Partition the set by placing a pencil through the set to show 2 and 3 make 5. Ask your child to use the pencil to make as many partitions of 5 as they can.
• Page 93 of the interactive book is available on http://my.cjfallon.ie The following is an example of the language that can be used to teach this page; point to the row of pears and ask the following questions; how many pears are in the first set? (2) how many pears are in the second set? (3) how many pears are there altogether? Two pears and three pears makes five pears so 3 and 2 makes 5. Do the same for the other sets. Children can complete the interactive page online.

Gaeilge
http://www.folensonline.ie ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
Topic: ‘An Teach – Thuas Staighre’ – in resources go to pg 10 find ‘comhrá: An Teach – Thuas Staighre’ – listen to the comhrá, go to ‘póstaer – An Teach’ and click on scéal and amhrán agus dán..
• New words for today: an seomra folctha (bathroom), folcadán (bath), lacha bhuí (yellow duck).

Thursday 14th May
English
Phonics: Revise this week’s new sound – “sh”. Children could try to read the following words by sounding out each individual letter and then blending the sounds together to say the correct word – wish, shelf, crash.
Reading: revise all of the words from “Where Can GG Sit?” Read and discuss the pictures on pg 16 of “Where Can GG sit?” – available online at http://my.cjfallon.ie
Writing: practise writing the letter “i”.
Rhyming: read the following rhyme to your child and then discuss all the –‘ame’ sounds and think of words that rhyme with ‘ame’. Denzel and Ella were playing a game, to see who could think of the longest name. “Rumpelstiltskin!” said Ella, ‘Of fairytale fame. I don’t have another, Oh, what a shame!’

Maths
Topic: Partitioning objects with 5 – place 5 objects on the table and ask; how many objects are in this set? Partition the set by placing a pencil through the set to show 2 and 3 make 5. Ask your child to use the pencil to make as many partitions of 5 as they can.
• Page 94 of the interactive book is available on http://my.cjfallon.ie The following is an example of the language that can be used to teach this page; point to the row of bananas and ask the following questions; how many bananas are in the first set? how many bananas are in the second set? how many bananas are there altogether? one banana and four bananas makes five bananas so 1 and 4 makes 5. Do the same for the other sets. Children can complete the interactive page online.

Gaeilge
http://www.folensonline.ie ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
Topic: ‘An Teach – Thuas Staighre’ – in resources go to pg 10 find ‘comhrá: An Teach – Thuas Staighre’ – listen to the comhrá, go to ‘póstaer – An Teach’ and click on scéal and amhrán agus dán.. click on foclóir 1 & foclóir 2 (game to revise new words).
• New words for today: bréagán (toys), fearg (angry).

Friday 15th May
English
Phonics: revise all of the sounds including this week’s sound – ‘sh’.
Reading: Revise all new words from their 3rd core reader. Read the whole book – “Where Can GG sit?”.
Writing: practise writing the letters; s, a, t, i.

Maths
Topic: combining totals up to 5. Focus on the number 5 – counting objects/toys in groups of 5. Discuss different ways of making 5 (i.e. 3 bears and 2 bears makes 5 bears so 3 and 2 makes 5 etc)
• Get your child to arrange some of their toys in towers or columns from 1 to 5. Get them to write the numerals 1 to 5 on post-its or paper and place the correct numeral under the correct tower or column.
• Partitioning objects with 5 – place 5 objects on the table and ask; how many objects are in this set? Partition the set by placing a pencil through the set to show 2 and 3 make 5. Ask your child to use the pencil to make as many partitions of 5 as they can.
• Practise counting to 10 – forwards and backwards and starting at different numbers e.g. 3,4,5….

Gaeilge
http://www.folensonline.ie ‘Abair Liom A’ and click on resources.
Topic: ‘An Teach – Thuas Staighre’ – in resources go to pg 10 find ‘comhrá: An Teach – Thuas Staighre’ – listen to the comhrá, go to ‘póstaer – An Teach’ and click on scéal and amhrán agus dán.. click on foclóir 1 & foclóir 2 (game to revise new words).
• Revise all new words
• Cúla 4 ar scoil – TG4 child centred programme in Irish on youtube

S.E.S.E
• Recognise different flowers and learn their names, become aware that flowers need sun, air, soil and water to grow, become aware that summer is a good time for growth.

Other Activities:
• Joe Wicks- the body coach, cosmic yoga, go noodle, Jigsaws, play doh, baking, colouring, lego.
https://www.speld-sa.org.au/services/phonic-books.html is a good site to practise their reading
• Story time with David Walliams, each day there is a free story at 11am on his website; https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com

Oxford Owl have made many of their resources, eBooks and activities available for free.  They have an excellent graded reading scheme called Oxford Reading Tree.  Your child could start at Level 1 where they can make up their own stories using the picture books and then progress to Level 1+ where they can put their phonics skill to use.

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