Junior Infants

22nd June 2020

Hello everyone

As this is our last week of school I will not be administering work for this week.  However, as we were unable to go on a school tour this term I have posted links below for a virtual school tour.  I do hope you take the time to watch them and enjoy them.  I would like to thank each and every one of you who participated in online learning from the bottom of my heart.  It has being great to keep in touch and to see you work so hard.  If you ever feel bored continue to work on with your workbooks.  I hope you all received your reports on Monday past also.  Have a safe and happy Summer and I can’t wait to see you all again back at school.

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs. Mulrain

 

Hello again

If any parent would like to forward a short video of your child learning so we can play part of it on our face book page it would be really appreciated. Just email it to me on scjuninf@gmail.com. Thank you!

June 15th- June 19th

Hello Everyone

I hope you are all well.  This is our last full week of school.  School will finish next Thursday the 25th June for the rest of the Summer.  You will be looking forward to your holidays after all your hard work.  Thank you again for the samples of work which have emailed to me.  The following are samples of suggestive work which you may complete and email to me if you wish.  Just do your best!  I am available by email if you have any questions or queries on scjuninf@gmail.com and for Ms. Keys please email scmskeys@gmail.com.  Enjoy your week!

English

Treasury – P. 56,57,58

Reading

Continue to revise reading ‘The lost Ball’ and ‘Look out Teddy’, the children have not yet read ‘Splash’ although it is available on the website.  As I mentioned last week I did not send these books home as they will be revised in September.  They are available to read on www. Folensonline.

Please read any books you may have at home and encourage your child to sound and read words.  The children can continue to use their Building Bridges techniques during story time eg. Predicting, visualising and making connections.

Sounds

Continue to revise your sound book.  This weeks new sound is “ch”.  Children pretend to be a train, moving their arms around at each side, saying the sound ch, ch, ch.  The children can be told that the lettesrs makes two sound ‘ch’. can you think of any words that have the sound ‘ch’ eg. chair, chop, chalk, chain.  See if you can come up with any other ‘ch’ words.  If you have downloaded the Jolly Phonics app you can use this to help you or use you tube to learn the song, the songs are also on you tube.  Write the sound ‘ch’.  Make it using different materials like  playdough, lego, etc.

Handwriting

Just Write – Continue this book, 3 or 4 pages a week.

Practice writing all your sounds.  Parents can practice Dictation with the children.  Call out the following words emphasising each sound.  The children must try and write the word.  kiss, mist, pram, hiss, test, get, pig, log, fat,bat.  The children will not learn how to write capital letters just yet.

Tricky Words

Your child has not yet learned any of these words.  Explain that they are called ‘Tricky Words’ because these words are out to trick them.  These words cannot be spelt accurately by listening for the sounds and have to be learnt.  We will learn two per week.  It would be a good idea to display these words in a place where you can refer to them often like the kitchen.  Write them on a page of piece of card.

1.     2. the      3. he     4.  she     5. me     6. we    7. be    8. was    9.  to    10.  do    11.  are     12.  all    13.  you    14. your  15.  come   16.  some  17. said  18.  you

Maths 

Go to Folensonline.ie and search Planet Maths Junior Infants.  Click resources to access a range of activities to engage in.  Click on ebook for the online book.  We are working from pages 111 – 114.  This will give you an idea of activities you could be doing with your child.

Count 1 – 10 out loud.

Keep practising writing numerals 1 – 5.

Number Practice Book – next two pages.

Other Activities

Monday p.115

Tuesday p.116

Wednesday p. 117

Thursday p.118

Friday next two pages of Number Practice Book

Number line

Make a number line 1,2,3,4,5. Count forwards to 5, count backwards from 5.

Count forwards to 3, count backwards from 3. Continue this choosing different numbers each time.  Increase the number line from 1 – 10 if you think your child is ready.

Point to numbers and ask your child to name the number.

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie, search Abair Liom A, select Resources, The children have completed the Irish curriculum, maith sibh!  Please log on and revise nay theme and play any of the interactive games that you like best.

 

Life Skills

Here are a few Life Skill challenges I would like you to try this week, maybe you could send me a photograph of yourself doing some of these.  Try one each day.

  1.  Load or unload the dishwasher.
  2. Wash a few dishes.
  3. Make your bed.
  4. Learn your full name, address and a parents telephone number.
  5. Tidy your toys away.
  6. Set the dinner table for your family.
  7. Help hang out the washing on the line or clothes horse.
  8. Dress yourself.

Wellness activities

Go on a Nature Walk around your garden, the park, or home.  What can you find?

Read a book.

Watch a movie.

Play football and practice some ball skills.

Bake something nice.

Draw a picture.

Suggested websites

On the Folens website you will be able to access books to read from the programme we are using in school.  Just type in Reading Zone Junior Infants in the search bar on the website and many books will appear on the screen.

www.folensonline.ie

  1. Go to Folensonline.ie and click Register
  2. Select Teacher
  3. Fill in a username, email and password.
  4. For roll number use the code:Prim20

www.topmarks.co.uk

Twinkl: free access for parents and teachers.  Useful if you have access to a printer.

www.twinkl.ie

Animated storybooks, one month free.  Beautiful website!

www.vooks.com

storylineonline – stories read by celebrities, we use this in class sometimes.

www.storylineonline.net

Gonoodle – physical activity to song and dance

app.gonoodle.com  (also available on you tube)

Jumpstart Jonny (3 free videos)

www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

The Body Coach

Kids workout 2

5 minute move

Apps

  • Jolly Phonics
  • Froggy match it
  • Teach your monster to read ( Free Phonics and Reading Game)

Kind Regards

Noelle Mulrain

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 8th – June 12th

Hello Everyone.

I hope you are all well.  I would like to wish Krishna a very Happy Birthday, he was five years old yesterday.  I hope you had a great day Krishna.  Thank you again for the work I received by email.  Here is some suggested work for this week, just do your best.  I am available by email if you have any questions or queries on scjuninf@gmail.com and for Ms. Keys please email scmskeys@gmail.com.  Enjoy your week!

English

Treasury – P. 52, 54, 55

Reading

Continue to revise reading ‘The lost Ball’ and ‘Look out Teddy’, the children have not yet read ‘Splash’ although it is available on the website.  As I mentioned last week I did not send these books home as they will be revised in September.  They are available to read on www. Folensonline.

Please read any books you may have at home and encourage your child to sound and read words.  The children can continue to use their Building Bridges techniques during story time eg. Predicting, visualising and making connections.

Sounds

Continue to revise your sound book.  This weeks new sound is “x”.  Children pretend to take a picture with an x-ray camera, saying the sound ks, ks, ks.  The children can be told that the letter ‘x’ makes two sounds, k-s. can you think of any words that have the sound ‘x’ eg. x- ray, fox, six, box, mix.  See if you can come up with any other ‘x’ words.  If you have downloaded the Jolly Phonics app you can use this to help you or use you tube to learn the song, the songs are also on you tube.  Write the sound ‘x’.  Make it using different materials like  playdough, lego, etc.

Handwriting

Just Write – Continue this book, 3 or 4 pages a week.

Practice writing all your sounds.  Parents can practice Dictation with the children.  Call out the following words emphasising each sound.  The children must try and write the word.  kiss, mist, pram, hiss, test, get, pig, log, fat,bat.  The children will not learn how to write capital letters just yet.

Tricky Words

Your child has not yet learned any of these words.  Explain that they are called ‘Tricky Words’ because these words are out to trick them.  These words cannot be spelt accurately by listening for the sounds and have to be learnt.  We will learn two per week.  It would be a good idea to display these words in a place where you can refer to them often like the kitchen.  Write them on a page of piece of card.

1.     2. the      3. he     4.  she     5. me     6. we    7. be    8. was    9.  to    10.  do    11.  are     12.  all    13.  you    14. your  15.  come   16.  some

Maths 

Go to Folensonline.ie and search Planet Maths Junior Infants.  Click resources to access a range of activities to engage in.  Click on ebook for the online book.  We are working from pages 111 – 114.  This will give you an idea of activities you could be doing with your child.

Count 1 – 10 out loud.

Keep practising writing numerals 1 – 5.

Number Practice Book – next two pages.

Other Activities

Monday p.111

Tuesday p.112

Wednesday p. 113

Thursday p.114

Friday next two pages of Number Practice Book

Number line

Make a number line 1,2,3,4,5. Count forwards to 5, counackwards from 5.

Count forwards to 3, count backwards from 3. Continue this choosing different numbers each time.  Increase the number line from 1 – 10 if you think your child is ready.

Point to numbers and ask your child to name the number.

 

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie, search Abair Liom A, select Resources, click Theme, select ‘Súil Siar 6’ , then click Lesson, select 30 ‘Súil siar’ .  (This is a revision chapter).  This will bring up  box activities that the children are familiar with from school and can learn from.  The children can then complete pages 102 and 131 in their Abair Liom. 

 

SSE – Small World

Geography p.50 – Water

Ask your child the following questions

Where does water come from?

Where in your home do you get water?

Can you name some outdoor places where water can be found?

Look at the pictures on page 50 and have your child circle the things that water is needed for.

History p.52 – Old or Modern

Talk to your child about concepts of old and modern.  Explain that many objects have changed over the years.  The objects that were used in the past are called old.  The objects we use now are modern.

Look at the pictures on p.52.  Ask your child if they know what the object is and what it is used for.

Science p.53 – Summer Flowers

If you happen to be out walking, look for flowers on your way and try to identify parts of a flower: stem, the leaf, the flower, the petal.

Explain that the flower is held in the ground by the roots, which act like straws and suck the water up out if the ground.

Look at page 53 and explain the following;

DAISY

This is the smallest of the flowers on the page.

It has white petals and a yellow centre.  Do you know how to make a daisy chain?

ROSE

What colours do roses come in?  Describe their stems.  The sharp spikes on their stem are called thorns.  Because of their lovely sent the rose can be used to make perfumes.  When you give a rose to someone it is a sign of love.

SUNFLOWER

This has a very tall stem- taller than you.  It grows very quickly.  The seeds are healthy for us to eat and birds love to eat them too.

BUTTERCUP

A game played long ago involved holding the buttercup under a friend’s chin.  If it made a yellow reflection on the skin, then it meant that the friend liked butter!  If you find a buttercup you can play this game.

Ask your child if they can name the four flowers.

Complete p.53

 

Art

If you have some paints at home why not try some pebble art.  All you have to so is look for a pebble or stone and decorate it with your favourite colours or draw a Summer flower on it.  If you don’t have any pebbles or paint you could try drawing your favourite Summer flower.

Suggested websites

On the Folens website you will be able to access books to read from the programme we are using in school.  Just type in Reading Zone Junior Infants in the search bar on the website and many books will appear on the screen.

www.folensonline.ie

  1. Go to Folensonline.ie and click Register
  2. Select Teacher
  3. Fill in a username, email and password.
  4. For roll number use the code:Prim20

www.topmarks.co.uk

Twinkl: free access for parents and teachers.  Useful if you have access to a printer.

www.twinkl.ie

Animated storybooks, one month free.  Beautiful website!

www.vooks.com

storylineonline – stories read by celebrities, we use this in class sometimes.

www.storylineonline.net

Gonoodle – physical activity to song and dance

app.gonoodle.com  (also available on you tube)

Jumpstart Jonny (3 free videos)

www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

The Body Coach

Kids workout 2

5 minute move

Apps

  • Jolly Phonics
  • Froggy match it
  • Teach your monster to read ( Free Phonics and Reading Game)

Kind Regards

Noelle Mulrain

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 2nd – June 5th 2020

Hello Everyone

I hope you are all enjoying the great weather and making the most of it.  Thank you for all the lovely work I received last week.  I know it is not easy especially in this lovely weather.  Keep up the hard work, I am delighted with what I am receiving from you on email.  Here is some suggested work for this week and remember I am available by email if you have any questions or queries on scjuninf@gmail.com and for Ms. Keys please email scmskeys@gmail.com.  Enjoy your week!

English

Treasury – P. 50, 51

Reading

Continue to revise reading ‘The lost Ball’ and ‘Look out Teddy’, the children have not yet read ‘Splash’ although it is available on the website.  As I mentioned last week I did not send these books home as they will be revised in September.  They are available to read on www. Folensonline.

Please read any books you may have at home and encourage your child to sound and read words.  The children can continue to use their Building Bridges techniques during story time eg. Predicting, visualising and making connections.

Sounds

Continue to revise your sound book.  This weeks new sound is “y”.  Children pretend to eat yogurt.  With each spoonful they say ‘yyyyyy’. can you think of any words that have the sound ‘y’ eg. yogurt, yellow, yo-yo, yes, yard.  See if you can come up with any other ‘y’ words.  If you have downloaded the Jolly Phonics app you can use this to help you or use you tube to learn the song, the songs are also on you tube.  Write the sound ‘y’.  Make it using different materials like  playdough, lego, etc.

Handwriting

Just Write – Continue this book, 3 or 4 pages a week.

Practice writing all your sounds.  Parents can practice Dictation with the children.  Call out the following words emphasising each sound.  The children must try and write the word.  cat, hen, can, hat, neck, camp, kick, met, pen, deck.  The children will not learn how to write capital letters just yet.

Tricky Words

Your child has not yet learned any of these words.  Explain that they are called ‘Tricky Words’ because these words are out to trick them.  These words cannot be spelt accurately by listening for the sounds and have to be learnt.  We will learn two per week.  It would be a good idea to display these words in a place where you can refer to them often like the kitchen.  Write them on a page of piece of card.

1.     2. the      3. he     4.  she     5. me     6. we    7. be    8. was    9.  to    10.  do    11.  are     12.  all    13.  you    14. your

Maths 

Go to Folensonline.ie and search Planet Maths Junior Infants.  Click resources to access a range of activities to engage in.  Click on ebook for the online book.  We are working from pages 108 – 110.  This will give you an idea of activities you could be doing with your child.

Count 1 – 10 out loud.

Keep practising writing numerals 1 – 5.

Number Practice Book – next two pages.

Other Activities

Tuesday p.108

Wednesday p. 109

Thursday p.110

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Number line

Make a number line 1,2,3,4,5. Count forwards to 5, count backwards from 5.

Count forwards to 3, count backwards from 3. Continue this choosing different numbers each time.  Increase the number line from 1 – 10 if you think your child is ready.

Point to numbers and ask your child to name the number.

 

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie, search Abair Liom A, select Resources, click Theme, select ‘Súil Siar 5’ , then click Lesson, select 29 ‘Súil siar’ .  (This is a revision chapter).  This will bring up  box activities that the children are familiar with from school and can learn from.  The children can then complete pages 100 and 101 in their Abair Liom. 

 

SSE – Small World

  • Science p.48  Loud and Soft sounds
  • Play the silence game.  Ask your child to close their eyes and be silent for a minute. Explainn that they have to be as still as possible so they can hear sounds around them.
  • After a minute have them open their eyes.  Ask them to tell you 3 sounds they heard (great if they can tell you more).  Ask them if it was a loud sound or soft sound.
  • Look at page 48, discuss each picture, make sure your child knows what is happening in each picture.
  • Complete the page

Science p. 49  Cat Family

  • Ask you child what they know about cats.
  • Tell them that there are many different types of cats in the cat family.
  • There are some things all cats have in common, such as; they all have 4 legs, have a great sense of smell, hearing and sight, they all have whiskers.
  • Talk about how some zoos protect the large cats.
  • Ask your child how wild cats are different to the cats we keep as pets.  Would a lion make a good pet, why not?
  • Show your child the pictures of the cats on page 49.
  • Complete the page.

weblinks   http://www.fotawildlife.ie/blog/fotacheetahcub

 

Art

Draw a picture of a wild cat OR Make a rainmaker!

Use a pringles tube ( if you have one)

  • Paint the tube and leave to dry or decorate a page and sellotape it to the tube.
  • Fill the tube about one-fifth full of rice or lentils and tape the lid on securely.
  • Tip the tube from side to side to hear the rice lentils fall.
  • Can you make loud sounds and soft sounds with your rainmaker?

Suggested websites

On the Folens website you will be able to access books to read from the programme we are using in school.  Just type in Reading Zone Junior Infants in the search bar on the website and many books will appear on the screen.

www.folensonline.ie

  1. Go to Folensonline.ie and click Register
  2. Select Teacher
  3. Fill in a username, email and password.
  4. For roll number use the code:Prim20

www.topmarks.co.uk

Twinkl: free access for parents and teachers.  Useful if you have access to a printer.

www.twinkl.ie

Animated storybooks, one month free.  Beautiful website!

www.vooks.com

storylineonline – stories read by celebrities, we use this in class sometimes.

www.storylineonline.net

Gonoodle – physical activity to song and dance

app.gonoodle.com  (also available on you tube)

Jumpstart Jonny (3 free videos)

www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

The Body Coach

Kids workout 2

5 minute move

Apps

  • Jolly Phonics
  • Froggy match it
  • Teach your monster to read ( Free Phonics and Reading Game)

Kind Regards

Noelle Mulrain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 25th – May 29th 2020

Hello Everyone

I trust you are all well.  It was lovely to see so many parents picking up the books last Wednesday and I hope you enjoyed your special little treat.  Again, I would like to thank the boys and girls for sending pictures of their lovely work to me.  You are working so hard.  Hopefully it will make things easier now when you have your workbooks home.  Here is your work for this week.  Once again my email is scjuninf@gmail.com and for Ms. Keys please email scmskeys@gmail.com.  Enjoy your week!

,English

Treasury – P. 47, 48, 49

Reading

Continue to revise reading ‘The lost Ball’ and ‘Look out Teddy’, the children have not yet read ‘Splash’ although it is available on the website.  As I mentioned last week I did not send these books home as they will be revised in September.  They are available to read on www. Folensonline.

Please read any books you may have at home and encourage your child to sound and read words.  The children can continue to use their Building Bridges techniques during story time eg. Predicting, visualising and making connections.

Sounds

Continue to revise your sound book.  This weeks new sound is “oo”.  Children pretend to be the cuckoo poking it’s head in and out of the clock saying ‘oo’, ‘oo’, ‘oo’, ‘oo’. can you think of any words that have the sound ‘oo’ eg. cook, book, look, hook took, moon, soon, shoot, tooth.  See if you can come up with any other ‘oo’ words.  If you have downloaded the Jolly Phonics app you can use this to help you or use you tube to learn the song, the songs are also on you tube.  Write the sound ‘oo’.  Make it using different materials like  playdough, lego, etc.

Handwriting

Just Write – Continue this book, 3 or 4 pages a week.

Practice writing all your sounds.  Parents can practice Dictation with the children.  Call out the following words emphasising each sound.  The children must try and write the word.  nut, fluff, lost, hog, tug, got, stuck, slug, slab, fill.  The children will not learn how to write capital letters just yet.

Tricky Words

Your child has not yet learned any of these words.  Explain that they are called ‘Tricky Words’ because these words are out to trick them.  These words cannot be spelt accurately by listening for the sounds and have to be learnt.  We will learn two per week.  It would be a good idea to display these words in a place where you can refer to them often like the kitchen.  Write them on a page of piece of card.

1.     2. the      3. he     4.  she     5. me     6. we    7. be    8. was    9.  to    10.  do    11.  are     12.  all

Starlight Oral Language Programme

Go to www.folensonline.ie and search starlight oral language junior infants.  Click on poster 01 ‘Me’.  Here you will find stories, labelling activities, questions and a poem that you can listen to and engage with.

Maths 

Go to Folensonline.ie and search Planet Maths Junior Infants.  Click resources to access a range of activities to engage in.  Click on ebook for the online book.  We are working from pages 101 -103.  This will give you an idea of activities you could be doing with your child.

Count 1 – 10 out loud.

Keep practising writing numerals 1 – 5.

Number Practice Book – next two pages.

Other Activities

Monday p.104

Tuesday p.105

Wednesday p. 106

Thursday p.107

.

Number line

Make a number line 1,2,3,4,5. Count forwards to 5, count backwards from 5.

Count forwards to 3, count backwards from 3. Continue this choosing different numbers each time.  Increase the number line from 1 – 10 if you think your child is ready.

Point to numbers and ask your child to name the number.

 

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie, search Abair Liom A, select Resources, click Theme, select ‘An Scoil’ , then click Lesson, select 28 ‘Sa Chlós’ .  This will bring up  box activities that the children are familiar with from school and can learn from.  The children can then complete pages 98 and 99 in their Abair Liom. 

 

SSE – Small World workbook

History p. 46 –  In the Morning

Talk about morning routines

Who calls you?

Are you sometimes awake before you are called.

How does Mammy/Daddy know it’s time to get up?

What do you do first?

Who helps you get dressed?

What do you eat for breakfast?  Who makes your lunch?

Sometimes things go wrong in the morning, what might these things be?

Discuss each picture.  Read the sentence under each picture with your child.

Have the children number the pictures in the correct order.

Science p. 47 – Hearing

Explain to your child that your ears collect sounds snd send messages to your brain and then your brain tells you what you are hearing.

People who cannot hear are deaf or hard of hearing.  Sign language and hearing aids can help.

Never put objects in your ears.

Our sense of hearing cen protect us from danger.  For example, you may hear a car horn to warn you of danger or a fire alarm if there is a fire in the building.

Then ask your child the following questions;

What is a Zoo?

What animals would you find in a Zoo?

Can you make the noise this animal makes?

Why are these animals in the Zoo?

Who works in the Zoo?

Is the Zoo a noisy or a quiet place?

What is the noisiest/quietest/biggest/scariest animal?

Complete the page

 

Suggested websites

On the Folens website you will be able to access books to read from the programme we are using in school.  Just type in Reading Zone Junior Infants in the search bar on the website and many books will appear on the screen.

www.folensonline.ie

  1. Go to Folensonline.ie and click Register
  2. Select Teacher
  3. Fill in a username, email and password.
  4. For roll number use the code:Prim20

www.topmarks.co.uk

Twinkl: free access for parents and teachers.  Useful if you have access to a printer.

www.twinkl.ie

Animated storybooks, one month free.  Beautiful website!

www.vooks.com

storylineonline – stories read by celebrities, we use this in class sometimes.

www.storylineonline.net

Gonoodle – physical activity to song and dance

app.gonoodle.com  (also available on you tube)

Jumpstart Jonny (3 free videos)

www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

The Body Coach

Kids workout 2

5 minute move

Apps

  • Jolly Phonics
  • Froggy match it
  • Teach your monster to read ( Free Phonics and Reading Game)

Kind Regards

Noelle Mulrain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 18th – May 22nd

Hello Girls, Boys and Parents,

I trust everyone is well and I am thinking about you all daily.  Thank you so much for all the lovely pieces of work I received this week again, you are all little stars.  A huge ‘Thank You’ to all the Parents who are doing such great work.  Thanks also for the ‘Love Nature’ pictures I received, they were fantastic.  As you know your books will be ready for collection on Wednesday.  I will give you work to do from these books but only from Wednesday, you can continue with any other suggested work until then.  Once again my email is scjuninf@gmail.com and for Ms. Keys please email scmskeys@gmail.com.  Enjoy your week!

English

Treasury – Complete pages 44, 45 and 46 ( you will have this book from Wednesday)

Reading

I will not be sending home 2 of the readers as the children will be doing them again in September.  I will keep ‘The Lost Ball’ and ‘Splash’ in school.  Please continue to read them using the folens website in preparation for September.

Go to www.folensonline.ie and search Reading Zone Junior Infants.  Read pages 1 to 24 of The Lost Ball.  If you can’t go online here are the sentences to read.  We have now finished “The Lost Ball”, well done everyone.  Please read this book again this week and make sure you know all the words on the back cover of the book.

  • Here is Max.
  • Max has a big box.
  • Max gets a ball out of the big box.
  • Look! Here is Finn.  Finn runs to get the ball.
  • Here is Kitty.  Kitty has Teddy.  Kitty gets a rug out of the big box.
  • Max has the ball.  Max kicks the ball.
  • Max kicks the ball up! Up! Up!
  • ‘Is the ball lost?’ says Kitty.  ‘The ball is lost,’ says Max.  ‘Get the ball, Finn,’ says Max.
  • Finn runs to get the ball.
  • Finn runs and gets…..
  • ….Teddy!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball.  The ball is lost,’ says Kitty.
  • Finn runs to get the ball.
  • ‘Run Finn.  Run!’ says Kitty.  Finn runs and gets……….the rug!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball.  The ball is lost,’ says Kitty.  Finn runs and gets……Max!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball!’ says Kitty.  Run and get the ball.’
  • Finn runs to get the ball.  Finn runs and runs and runs……
  • ‘Finn? Finn? Is Finn lost?’ says Kitty.  ‘Finn is lost and the ball is lost,’ says Max.
  • Max and Kitty run and run.
  • Max and Kitty run to the big box.
  • ‘Oh look, Kitty! Look!  The ball is in the big box and……..
  • Finn is in the big box’, says Max.  ‘Oh Finn,’ says Kitty.

Please read any books you may have at home and encourage your child to sound and read words.  The children can continue to use their Building Bridges techniques during story time eg. Predicting, visualising and making connections.

Sounds

Continue to revise your sound book.  This weeks new sound is “v”.  Children pretend to be driving,holding the steering wheel and saying ‘ vvvvvvvvvvv’. can you think of any words that have the sound ‘v’ eg. van,vest,vet,very, drive . See if you can come up with any other ‘v’ words.  If you have downloaded the Jolly Phonics app you can use this to help you or use you tube to learn the song, the songs are also on you tube.  Write the sound ‘v’.  Make it using different materials like matchsticks, playdough, lego, etc.

Handwriting

Practice writing all your sounds.  Parents can practice Dictation with the children.  Call out the following words emphasising each sound.  The children must try and write the word.  egg, end, imp, sack, den, fist, bin, fed, lock, hop.  The children will not learn how to write capital letters just yet.

Tricky Words

Your child has not yet learned any of these words.  Explain that they are called ‘Tricky Words’ because these words are out to trick them.  These words cannot be spelt accurately by listening for the sounds and have to be learnt.  We will learn two per week.  It would be a good idea to display these words in a place where you can refer to them often like the kitchen.  Write them on a page of piece of card.

1.     2. the      3. he     4.  she     5. me     6. we    7. be    8. was    9.  to    10.  do

Starlight Oral Language Programme

Go to www.folensonline.ie and search starlight oral language junior infants.  Click on poster The Duck Pond.  Here you will find stories, labelling activities, questions and a poem that you can listen to and engage with.  You can also listen to the story on Big Book 4 ‘Rocky and the Swan’.

Maths 

Go to Folensonline.ie and search Planet Maths Junior Infants.  Click resources to access a range of activities to engage in.  Click on ebook for the online book.  We are working from pages 101 -103.  This will give you an idea of activities you could be doing with your child.

Count 1 – 10 out loud.

Keep practising writing numerals 1 – 5.

Number Practice Book – next two pages.

Other Activities

Page 101 -Wednesday

Sort and name 2D shapes: circle, triangle, rectangle, square.

Clear all filters.  Click Strand, select Shape and Space, click strand unit, select 8.2D shapes.  This will display many activities associated with 2D Shapes.

Vocabulary; 2D shapes, (square, circle, triangle, rectangle), straight line, curved line, point, corner, three, four.

Ask your child if they can find any squares, circles, rectangles, triangles in your home.

Draw different types of lines in the air, straight, curved. Show your child a triangle and a rectangle , discuss straight lines, no curved lines,  points. Ask them if they can spot the difference between the two shapes.

page 102 – Thursday

Page 103 – Friday

Clear filters.  Click Strand, select Data. Click strand Unit, select Recognising and Interpreting Data.  This will give you five different activities that your child can enjoy before completing each page.

Questions to help colour in each page.

  1.  Find the objects that roll, colour them.
  2. Find the objects that will not roll, colour them.
  3. Look at the children beside the ladder, is there one ladder for each child?
  4. Is there a bucket for each spade?  Is there a nest for each bird?  Is there a hula hoop for each child?  Find 2 children with 1 book.  Do they have a book each?
  5. Look at the children eating fruit.  How many children are eating apples?  How many are eating bananas?  Are there more children eating apples?

Number line

Make a number line 1,2,3,4,5. Count forwards to 5, count backwards from 5.

Count forwards to 3, count backwards from 3. Continue this choosing different numbers each time.  Increase the number line from 1 – 10 if you think your child is ready.

Point to numbers and ask your child to name the number.

 

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie, search Abair Liom A, select Resources, click Theme, select ‘An Teilifís’ , then click Lesson, select 27 An teach – Ag féachaint ar Scannán.  This will bring up 3 box activities that the children are familiar with from school and can learn from.  The children can then complete pages 94 and 95 in their Abair Liom. (Wednesday)

SSE

Small World Book Page 46 History – In the Morning

New words – weekdays, weekends

 

Ask your child the following questions;

plane

  1.  Describe what you see oin the first picture.
  2. Where do you go to get on a plane?
  3. What do you bring with you when you are going on a plane?
  4. Who flies the plane?
  5. What do you need to get on a plane?  (passport, ticket)
  6. What are the good things about planes.

Bus

  1.  Where do you go to get the bus?
  2. How does th eBus driver know to stop?
  3. What do you give the driver when you go on the bus?

Train

  1.  Where do you go to take a train?
  2. How is a train different from a bus?
  3. Which travels fastest?

Ferry

  1.  Where might the ferry be going?
  2. How do cars and trucks get onto the Ferry?
  3. What are the good things about a Ferry?
  4. How is it different from a plane?

Tractor

  1.  How many wheels has a tractor?
  2. Who uses a tractor?  What jobs does the farmer use it for?

Draw a picture of your favourite vehicle.

Suggested websites

On the Folens website you will be able to access books to read from the programme we are using in school.  Just type in Reading Zone Junior Infants in the search bar on the website and many books will appear on the screen.

www.folensonline.ie

  1. Go to Folensonline.ie and click Register
  2. Select Teacher
  3. Fill in a username, email and password.
  4. For roll number use the code:Prim20

www.topmarks.co.uk

Twinkl: free access for parents and teachers.  Useful if you have access to a printer.

www.twinkl.ie

Animated storybooks, one month free.  Beautiful website!

www.vooks.com

storylineonline – stories read by celebrities, we use this in class sometimes.

www.storylineonline.net

Gonoodle – physical activity to song and dance

app.gonoodle.com  (also available on you tube)

Jumpstart Jonny (3 free videos)

www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

The Body Coach

Kids workout 2

5 minute move

Apps

  • Jolly Phonics
  • Froggy match it
  • Teach your monster to read ( Free Phonics and Reading Game)

Kind Regards

Noelle Mulrain

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 11th – May 15th

Hello Boys and Girls and Parents,

I hope you are all well.  Once again I would like to thank those who have emailed work to me.  It was lovely seeing some faces as well.  As we all now know we will not be returning to school before September and must continue to our work the best we can at home.  You are super students, I am such a lucky teacher to have pupils working so hard at home.  My email is scjuninf@gmail.com .  A big Happy Birthday shout out this week to Annie, Elisei and Ciaran, have a wonderful day guys.

Please find this weeks work below.  Remember a little everyday will go a long way and try your best.

English

Reading

Go to www.folensonline.ie and search Reading Zone Junior Infants.  Read pages 1 to 24 of The Lost Ball.  If you can’t go online here are the sentences to read.  We have now finished “The Lost Ball”, well done everyone.

  • Here is Max.
  • Max has a big box.
  • Max gets a ball out of the big box.
  • Look! Here is Finn.  Finn runs to get the ball.
  • Here is Kitty.  Kitty has Teddy.  Kitty gets a rug out of the big box.
  • Max has the ball.  Max kicks the ball.
  • Max kicks the ball up! Up! Up!
  • ‘Is the ball lost?’ says Kitty.  ‘The ball is lost,’ says Max.  ‘Get the ball, Finn,’ says Max.
  • Finn runs to get the ball.
  • Finn runs and gets…..
  • ….Teddy!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball.  The ball is lost,’ says Kitty.
  • Finn runs to get the ball.
  • ‘Run Finn.  Run!’ says Kitty.  Finn runs and gets……….the rug!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball.  The ball is lost,’ says Kitty.  Finn runs and gets……Max!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball!’ says Kitty.  Run and get the ball.’
  • Finn runs to get the ball.  Finn runs and runs and runs……
  • ‘Finn? Finn? Is Finn lost?’ says Kitty.  ‘Finn is lost and the ball is lost,’ says Max.
  • Max and Kitty run and run.
  • Max and Kitty run to the big box.
  • ‘Oh look, Kitty! Look!  The ball is in the big box and……..
  • Finn is in the big box’, says Max.  ‘Oh Finn,’ says Kitty.

Please read any books you may have at home and encourage your child to sound and read words.  The children can continue to use their Building Bridges techniques during story time eg. Predicting, visualising and making connections.

Sounds

Continue to revise your sound book.  This weeks new sound is “ng”.  Children prentend to be lifting a heavy weight and say’ ngngngng’. can you think of any words that have the sound ‘ng’ eg. strong, ring. song, string, bang . See if you can come up with any other ‘ng’ words.  If you have downloaded the Jolly Phonics app you can use this to help you or use you tube to learn the song, the songs are also on you tube.  Write the sound ‘ng’.  Make it using different materials like matchsticks, playdough, lego, etc.

Handwriting

Practice writing all your sounds.  Parents can practice Dictation with the children.  Call out the following words emphasising each sound.  The children must try and write the word.  nap, tan, set, hill, hand, sand, men, elf, snip, ram.  The children will not learn how to write capital letters just yet.

Tricky Words

Your child has not yet learned any of these words.  Explain that they are called ‘Tricky Words’ because these words are out to trick them.  These words cannot be spelt accurately by listening for the sounds and have to be learnt.  We will learn two per week.  It would be a good idea to display these words in a place where you can refer to them often like the kitchen.  Write them on a page of piece of card.

1.     2. the      3. he     4.  she     5. me     6. we    7. be    8. was

Starlight Oral Language Programme

Go to www.folensonline.ie and search starlight oral language junior infants.  Click on poster 16, The Airport.  Here you will find stories, labelling activities, questions and a poem that you can listen to and engage with.  You can also listen to the story on Big Book 8 ‘Kate’s Airport Adventure’.  Draw a picture of you and your family at the airport or on an airplane.

Maths 

Go to Folensonline.ie and search Planet Maths Junior Infants.  Click resources to access a range of activities to engage in.  Click on ebook for the online book.  We are working from pages 96 – 100.  This will give you an idea of activities you could be doing with your child.

Count 1 – 10 out loud.

Keep practising writing numerals 1 – 5.

Number Practice Book – next two pages.

Other Activities

Page 96 and 97 – Comparing and Ordering

New vocabulary: First, last, one, two three, four, five, the same as, match, the same amount as more, enough, less.

Put objects in order of size or length.

Write number on pieces of paper 0-5.  Have your child place them in the correct order.

Practice writing numbers 1 – 5 in the correct order eg; 1,2,3,4,5.

Pages 98 – 99. Weight

Click Resources, click strand, select measures, click strand unit, select 16. weight, this will bring up activities using balancing scales.

Vocabulary; balance, weigh, heavy, heavier, light, lighter, up, down.

Ask children too look around and identify items that might be heavy eg. kitchen table, sofa.

Then ask your child to identify items that might be light eg. cup, cushion, scarf.

Ask questions like; Is this light or heavy?  Can we tell by just looking at something?  What do we need to do?  Hold it and feel it.  Make a weight table with heavy and light objects.  Which object is lighter?  Which object is heavier?  They will soon discover that the size of an object doesn’t always mean it will be heavy.

Explain that we can use a balance to weigh object to see which is lighter and which is heavier.

page 100 – 2D Shapes

Clear all filters.  Click Strand, select Shape and Space, click strand unit, select 8.2D shapes.  This will display many activities associated with 2D Shapes.

Vocabulary; 2D shapes, (square, circle, triangle, rectangle), straight line, curved line, point, corner, three, four.

Ask your child if they can find any squares, circles, rectangles, triangles in your home.

Draw different types of lines in the air, straight, curved. Show your child a triangle and a rectangle , discuss straight lines, no curved lines,  points. Ask them if they can spot the difference between the two shapes.

Complete page 100.

Number line

Make a number line 1,2,3,4,5. Count forwards to 5, count backwards from 5.

Count forwards to 3, count backwards from 3. Continue this choosing different numbers each time.  Increase the number line from 1 – 10 if you think your child is ready.

Point to numbers and ask your child to name the number.

 

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie, search Abair Liom A, select Resources, click Theme ‘Sa bhaile’ click Lesson, select 26 An teach – thuas staighre.  This will bring up 3 box activities that the children are familiar with from school and can learn from.

Art – Love Nature Project.

Thank you to those of you who sent me in some beautiful Love Nature Projects.  Rem if you don’t have access to a garden you can draw one instead.

Over the next week I would like you to make a picture or piece of art using nature.  You can use anything you find outside to make your piece of art eg, grass, leaves, petals, flowers, twigs, shells, feathers etc.  Send  me a picture of your creation.  You can stick it using sellotape, glue of just lay it out on a page or table.  The theme is Love Nature Project.  If you check out Scoil Bhríde, Convoy, you will see some amazing ideas.  Remember just do your best.

 

SSE – Geography Coming to School

Ask your child to recall their journey to school (they may need reminding as it has been a while). Ask the following questions;

What did you see?

What buildings did you pass?

What did you hear? eg. cars, buses, horns,children, animals

Who brought you to school?

How did you get to school?

Who collected you from school?

Draw a simple map to show your way to school.

Have a walk around the house and see if your child can find things that make sounds eg. ticking clock, a piano, a washing machine, tv, etc.

Can your child tell you three things that make a loud sound.

PE

Continue with getting outside while the weather is good and just have fun. Run, skip, hop, jump, make an obstacle course. See if you can run in straight lines, run in curved lines. Get fresh air when possible, even a walk a little every day.

I look forward to seeing samples of your work this week again, it really cheers me up and makes me so proud of you all.  Remember parents this is suggested work.  A little everyday will go a long way in helping your child.  Please do not hesitate in contacting me regarding anything.  I am always available!   Send emails to scjuninf@gmail.com .Stay safe and please take care.  Children who receive English lessons with Ms. Keys can get work from the EAL tab on the homepage.  This work can be emailed to scmskeys@gmail.com.

Suggested websites

On the Folens website you will be able to access books to read from the programme we are using in school.  Just type in Reading Zone Junior Infants in the search bar on the website and many books will appear on the screen.

www.folensonline.ie

  1. Go to Folensonline.ie and click Register
  2. Select Teacher
  3. Fill in a username, email and password.
  4. For roll number use the code:Prim20

www.topmarks.co.uk

Twinkl: free access for parents and teachers.  Useful if you have access to a printer.

www.twinkl.ie

Animated storybooks, one month free.  Beautiful website!

www.vooks.com

storylineonline – stories read by celebrities, we use this in class sometimes.

www.storylineonline.net

Gonoodle – physical activity to song and dance

app.gonoodle.com  (also available on you tube)

Jumpstart Jonny (3 free videos)

www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

The Body Coach

Kids workout 2

5 minute move

Apps

  • Jolly Phonics
  • Froggy match it
  • Teach your monster to read ( Free Phonics and Reading Game)

Kind Regards

Noelle Mulrain

 

 

 

 

May 5th – May 8th

Hello everyone

Thank you for the great pieces of work I received last week.  I hope you are all well and doing your best.  I would like to wish Ranim a very Happy 6th Birthday this week, have a wonderful day pet.  You are all working so hard and I can see a great improvement in your handwriting.  Keep up the hard work and I look forward to seeing more pieces of work from you all this week.

Here is this weeks work.

English

Reading

Go to www.folensonline.ie and search Reading Zone Junior Infants.  Read pages 1 to 22 of The Lost Ball.  If you can’t go online here are the sentences to read.

  • Here is Max.
  • Max has a big box.
  • Max gets a ball out of the big box.
  • Look! Here is Finn.  Finn runs to get the ball.
  • Here is Kitty.  Kitty has Teddy.  Kitty gets a rug out of the big box.
  • Max has the ball.  Max kicks the ball.
  • Max kicks the ball up! Up! Up!
  • ‘Is the ball lost?’ says Kitty.  ‘The ball is lost,’ says Max.  ‘Get the ball, Finn,’ says Max.
  • Finn runs to get the ball.
  • Finn runs and gets…..
  • ….Teddy!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball.  The ball is lost,’ says Kitty.
  • Finn runs to get the ball.
  • ‘Run Finn.  Run!’ says Kitty.  Finn runs and gets……….the rug!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball.  The ball is lost,’ says Kitty.  Finn runs and gets……Max!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball!’ says Kitty.  Run and get the ball.’
  • Finn runs to get the ball.  Finn runs and runs and runs……
  • ‘Finn? Finn? Is Finn lost?’ says Kitty.  ‘Finn is lost and the ball is lost,’ says Max.
  • Max and Kitty run and run.
  • Max and Kitty run to the big box.

Please read any books you may have at home and encourage your child to sound and read words.  The children can continue to use their Building Bridges techniques during story time eg. Predicting, visualising and making connections.

Sounds

Continue to revise your sound book.  This weeks new sound is “w”.  Children cup hands and blow onto them like the wind saying the sound wh, wh , wh. can you think of any words that have the sound ‘w’ eg. wind, wet, west, windmill, swift See if you can come up with any other ‘w’ words.  If you have downloaded the Jolly Phonics app you can use this to help you or use you tube to learn the song, the songs are also on you tube.  Write the sound ‘w’.  Make it using different materials like matchsticks, playdough, pebbles etc.

Handwriting

Practice writing all your sounds.  Parents can practice Dictation with the children.  Call out the following words emphasising each sound.  The children must try and write the word.  hip, pet, mat, ran, dip, ham, map, rat, his, rip.  The children will not learn how to write capital letters just yet.

Tricky Words

Your child has not yet learned any of these words.  Explain that they are called ‘Tricky Words’ because these words are out to trick them.  These words cannot be spelt accurately by listening for the sounds and have to be learnt.  We will learn two per week.  It would be a good idea to display these words in a place where you can refer to them often like the kitchen.  Write them on a page of piece of card.

1.     2. the      3. he     4.  she  5. me  6. we

Starlight Oral Language Programme

Go to www.folensonline.ie and search starlight oral language junior infants.  Click on poster 15, Holiday Fun.  Here you will find stories, labelling activities, questions and a poem that you can listen to and engage with.  You can also listen to the story on Big Book 7 ‘Cars, trains and Airplanes’.  Draw a picture of  a holiday you have had or a day trip you had with your family.

Maths 

Go to Folensonline.ie and search Planet Maths Junior Infants.  Click resources to access a range of activities to engage in.  Click on ebook for the online book.  We are working from pages 92 – 95.  This will give you an idea of activities you could be doing with your child.

Count 1 – 10 out loud.

Keep practising writing numerals 1 – 5.

Number Practice Book – next two pages.

Other Activities

Meet Zero p.92, 93

New vocabulary: empty, zero, none left, take away.

The children understand the concept of a set, now it;s time to introduce them to an ’empty’ set.  They will be familiar with the term ’empty’ after last weeks capacity work.

Draw sets circles.  Put a number of items in the set, count them together.  Leave one set empty, now introduce the word ‘zero’.

Throughout the day try to find opportunities to solidify the concept of ‘zero’ and ’empty’.  There are no buns left, there are no crayons left.

Make sets of varying amounts, eg. 3 cars, say I am taking away 3 cars, 1,2,3.  How many are left in the set? zero, it is empty.

Make the numeral zero using different materials.

Number line

Make a number line 1,2,3,4,5. Count forwards to 5, count backwards from 5.

Count forwards to 3, count backwards from 3. Continue this choosing different numbers each time.  Increase the number line from 1 – 10 if you think your child is ready.

Point to numbers and ask your child to name the number.

p.94  Comparing and Ordering

Click resources, click strand, choose Number then click Strand Unit and choose 15. comparing and ordering.  this will display a number of interactive games on this topic.

vocabulary; first, last, line, row, before, after.

Try to use these terms throughout the day/week.  Place toys, shapes, colours in a row.  Ask which comes first, last.  What toy is in front of the cat, behind the doll and so on.

p.95 Numeration

Ring the correct number in each row.  If you do not have the book, set out a number of obects on the table 1,2,3,4 or 5.  Ask you child to touch and count the objects and point to that number on your numberline.

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie, search Abair Liom A, select Resources, select Lesson, select 25 Súil Siar 4.  This will bring up many activities that the children are familiar with from school.

Art – Love Nature Project.

Over the next two weeks I would like you to make a picture or piece of art using nature.  You can use anything you find outside to make your piece of art eg, grass, leaves, petals, flowers, twigs, shells, feathers etc.  Send  me a picture of your creation.  You can stick it using sellotape, glue of just lay it out on a page or table.  The theme is Love Nature Project.  I will make one too and post a picture.   If you check out Scoil Bhríde, Convoy, you will see some amazing ideas.  Remember just do your best.

SESE

History; Now and Then

Ask your child to speak to a grandparent or parent about their experience of school.

What has changed?

What has stayed the same?

Do you think school is more enjoyable now?

What are your memories of school?

Who was your favourite teacher and why?

PE

Well done to all who participated in Active Schools Week last week.  If you check on the school’s facebook page you will see a video of the children exercising at home.  Anayah and her brothers star in it.  Continue with getting outside while the weather is good and just have fun. Run, skip, hop, jump, make an obstacle course.

I look forward to seeing samples of your work this week again, it really cheers me up and makes me so proud of you all.  Remember parents this is suggested work.  A little everyday will go a long way in helping your child.  Please do not hesitate in contacting me regarding anything.  I am always available!  Stay safe and please take care.  Children who receive English lessons with Ms. Keys can get work from the EAL tab on the homepage.  This work can be emailed to scmskeys@gmail.com.

Suggested websites

On the Folens website you will be able to access books to read from the programme we are using in school.  Just type in Reading Zone Junior Infants in the search bar on the website and many books will appear on the screen.

www.folensonline.ie

  1. Go to Folensonline.ie and click Register
  2. Select Teacher
  3. Fill in a username, email and password.
  4. For roll number use the code:Prim20

www.topmarks.co.uk

Twinkl: free access for parents and teachers.  Useful if you have access to a printer.

www.twinkl.ie

Animated storybooks, one month free.  Beautiful website!

www.vooks.com

storylineonline – stories read by celebrities, we use this in class sometimes.

www.storylineonline.net

Gonoodle – physical activity to song and dance

app.gonoodle.com  (also available on you tube)

Jumpstart Jonny (3 free videos)

www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

The Body Coach

Kids workout 2

5 minute move

Apps

  • Jolly Phonics
  • Froggy match it
  • Teach your monster to read ( Free Phonics and Reading Game)

Kind Regards

Noelle Mulrain

 

 

 

April 27th – 1st May

This week is Active Home week and we are asking boys and girls to keep fit and active at home by doing 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Clink on the links below to find out more information about Active home week and don’t forget to fill in the chart which is linked below.  Remember to fill in your name and return the chart to us by email.

2. Info. Document for PARENTS (Schools Working Towards ASF) (1)Active-Home-Week-Challenge-Chart-1

See home page for some more great ideas!

 

Hello Boys and Girls

I was delighted to receive emails and photos of pupils work this week.  I was so impressed with the super work being done.  Keep it up.  Rem always do your best.  Here is the work for this week.

English

Reading

Go to www.folensonline.ie and search Reading Zone Junior Infants.  Read pages 1 to 18 of The Lost Ball.  If you can’t go online here are the sentences to read.

  • Here is Max.
  • Max has a big box.
  • Max gets a ball out of the big box.
  • Look! Here is Finn.  Finn runs to get the ball.
  • Here is Kitty.  Kitty has Teddy.  Kitty gets a rug out of the big box.
  • Max has the ball.  Max kicks the ball.
  • Max kicks the ball up! Up! Up!
  • ‘Is the ball lost?’ says Kitty.  ‘The ball is lost,’ says Max.  ‘Get the ball, Finn,’ says Max.
  • Finn runs to get the ball.
  • Finn runs and gets…..
  • ….Teddy!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball.  The ball is lost,’ says Kitty.
  • Finn runs to get the ball.
  • ‘Run Finn.  Run!’ says Kitty.  Finn runs and gets……….the rug!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball.  The ball is lost,’ says Kitty.  Finn runs and gets……Max!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball!’ says Kitty.  Run and get the ball.’

Please read any books you may have at home and encourage your child to sound and read words.  The children can continue to use their Building Bridges techniques during story time eg. Predicting, visualising and making connections.

Sounds

Continue to revise your sound book.  This weeks new sound is “z”.  Pretend to be a bee, with elbows in and hands flapping, saying zzzzzzzzz.  eg. zebra, buzz, zoo, zip, fizzy..  See if you can come up with any other ‘z’ words.  If you have downloaded the Jolly Phonics app you can use this to help you or use you tube to learn the song, the songs are also on you tube.

Handwriting

Practice writing your sounds.  Parents can practice Dictation with the children.  Call out the following words emphasising each sound.  The children must try and write the word.  pest, tap, pin, is, pit, snap, in, man, red, dip.  The children will not learn how to write capital letters just yet.

Tricky Words

Your child has not yet learned any of these words.  Explain that they are called ‘Tricky Words’ because these words are out to trick them.  These words cannot be spelt accurately by listening for the sounds and have to be learnt.  We will learn two per week.  It would be a good idea to display these words in a place where you can refer to them often like the kitchen.  Write them on a page of piece of card.

1.     2. the      3. he     4.  she

Starlight Oral Language Programme

Go to www.folensonline.ie and search starlight oral language junior infants.  Click on poster 14, The Supermarket.  Here you will find stories, labelling activities, questions and a poem that you can listen to and engage with.  You can also listen to the story on Big Book 6 ‘The Supermarket Slip up!.

Maths 

Go to Folensonline.ie and search Planet Maths Junior Infants.  Click resources, Click topic, Click numeral 5.  This will give you a range of activities to engage in.  Click on ebook for the online book.  We are working from pages 87-91.  This will give you an idea of activities you could be doing with your child.

Count 1 – 10 out loud.

Keep practising writing numerals 1 – 5.

Number Practice Book – next two pages.

Other Activities

Capacity

Let your child know the difference between ’empty’ and ‘full’.  Emphasise that full menas ‘up to the top’.Let them experiment at the sink wit different size containers.  How many little bottles will it take to fill the big bottle.

Number line

Make a number line 1,2,3,4,5. Count forwards to 5, count backwards from 5.

Count forwards to 3, count backwards from 3. Continue this choosing different numbers each time.  Increase the number line from 1 – 10 if you think your child is ready.

Point to numbers and ask your child to name the number.

Touch counting

Put 1 to 5 objects on the table.  Ask your child to guess/estimate how many objects there are, then have them touch each object as they count to check their estimation.  Your child may count faster than they touch the object. Show them how to touch one object and count one number.

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie, search Abair Liom A, select Resources, select Lesson, select 24 Cinín Oir agus na Trí Bhéar. (Goldilocks and the Three Bears).  This will bring up many activities that the children are familiar with from school.

SESE – Geography

Going to Hospital

Discuss the following with your child.

  • What do you call the Hospital you would go to if you were sick? (Letterkenny University Hospital)
  • Who works in the hospital?
  • What do you cal the rooms with many beds in them?
  • What is the name of the vehicle that takes you to hospital in an emergency?
  • why does it have a siren?
  • What do we call a person Who looks after a sick person in an ambulance? (parademic)
  •  What do car and bus drivers do when they hear the siren?

Draw a picture of the hospital and an ambulance.  Why not send me a picture!

PE

This week is active schools week. If we were at school this week we would be doing our best to keep fit and active so please try your best to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Complete the chart which is uploaded in the blog, put your name on it and send it back to us using the class email address. Visit this website for more information https://activeschoolflag.ie/index.php/active-home-week-2020/.

This is suggested work, do your best to do a little every day.  Email me a picture or a sample of your work some day during the week.  You are doing a great job.  Please do not hesitate to contact me throughout the week.  Send emails to scjuninf@gmail.com.  Children who attend Ms. Keys to learn English will get further suggested work on the EAL page.  This tab can be found on the homepage.  You ca email work to Ms. Keys at scmskeys@gmail.com.

Don’t forget RTE home school hub is on everyday at 11am.

This week is active schools week. If we were at school this week we would be doing our best to keep fit and active so please try your best to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Complete the chart which is uploaded in the blog, put your name on it and send it back to us using the class email address. Visit this website for more information https://activeschoolflag.ie/index.php/active-home-week-2020/.

Have a great week and stay safe.

Kind Regards

Noelle Mulrain

 

 

Hello Boys and Girls

I hope you are all well and have been enjoying the sunny weather.  I am missing you all very much and I hope you all received my postcard.  I am looking forward to seeing you all very soon.  If you can please send me pictures of any work or drawings you do and write to me on our email address.  I would love to see them and write back to you.  I would like to wish the following children a very happy birthday this week, A.J, Anayah and Arleen.  I hope you all have a very special day.  Here is some work you can do this week to start you off.  I will put work up for you every Monday.  Remember what I always say, do your best!

English

Reading

Go to www.folensonline.ie and search Reading Zone Junior Infants.  Read pages 1 to 12 of The Lost Ball.  If you can’t go online here are the sentences to read.

  • Here is Max.
  • Max has a big box.
  • Max gets a ball out of the big box.
  • Look! Here is Finn.  Finn runs to get the ball.
  • Here is Kitty.  Kitty has Teddy.  Kitty gets a rug out of the big box.
  • Max has the ball.  Max kicks the ball.
  • Max kicks the ball up! Up! Up!
  • ‘Is the ball lost?’ says Kitty.  ‘The ball is lost,’ says Max.  ‘Get the ball, Finn,’ says Max.
  • Finn runs to get the ball.
  • Finn runs and gets…..
  • ….Teddy!
  • ‘Oh no, Finn!  Get the ball.  The ball is lost,’ says Kitty.
  • Finn runs to get the ball.

Please read any books you may have at home and encourage your child to sound and read words.  The children can continue to use their Building Bridges techniques during story time eg. Predicting, visualising and making connections.

Sounds

Continue to revise your sound book.  This weeks new sound is “ee/or“.  Pretend you are a donkey and say eeyore eeyore.                  ee words – bee, see, sheep, feet, tree.  or words – fork, short, torch, corn, storm.  See if you can come up with any other ‘ee/or’ words.  If you have downloaded the Jolly Phonics app you can use this to help you or use you tube to learn the song.

Handwriting

Practice writing your sounds.  Parents can practice Dictation with the children.  Call out the following words emphasising each sound.  The children must try and write the word.  it, tin, pat, nip, sat, as, ant, tip, pan, sit.  The children will not learn how to write capital letters just yet.

Tricky Words

Your child has not yet learned any of these words.  Explain that they are called ‘Tricky Words’ because these words are out to trick them.  These words cannot be spelt accurately by listening for the sounds and have to be learnt.  We will learn two per week.  It would be a good idea to display these words in a place where you can refer to them often like the kitchen.  Write them on a page of piece of card.            1.     2. the

Starlight Oral Language Programme

Go to www.folensonline.ie and search starlight oral language junior infants.  Click on poster 13, Pizza and Pancakes.  Here you will find stories, labelling activities, questions and a poem that you can listen to and engage with.  You can also listen to the story on Big Book 5 ‘Lets make Pizza’.

Maths – Numeral 5

Go to Folensonline.ie and search Planet Maths Junior Infants.  Click resources, Click topic, Click numeral 5.  This will give you a range of activities to engage in.  Click on ebook for the online book.  We are working from pages 87-91.  This will give you an idea of activities you could be doing with your child.

Other Activities

 

 

Count 1 – 10 out loud.

Keep practising writing numerals 1 – 5.

Number Practice Book – next two pages.

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie, search Abair Liom A, select Resources, select Lesson, select 24 Cinín Oir agus na Trí Bhéar. (Goldilocks and the Three Bears).  This will bring up many activities that the children are familiar with from school.

SESE – Geography   

Discuss the following with your child.

What work has to be done in your home?

Who does the work?  What jobs do you do?

What people work in your school? Principal, teacher, SNA, secretary, caretaker.

What jobs do they do?

Do you do any jobs in school?

PE

Do some bunny hops, star jumps, jogging on the spot, high knees outside.  If you have someone to play with at home play tag, hide and seek or hop scotch.  Use a skipping rope, football or basketball to practice those skills.  Why not send me a picture.

If you are unable to gain access to the internet please do not worry, there are many other activities above that you can do without using the internet.  The most important thing is that we stay safe and stay well.  I am doing a lot of baking and trying new recipes.  I will put a photograph up for you to see during the week.  I can’t wait to hear from some of you during the week.

Don’t forget RTE home school hub is on everyday at 11am.

Take care

Mrs. Mulrain

Children from 5th class helped us design book covers for World Book Day.

Station Teaching

We had great fun learning through Station teaching.

Monday 30th March

Dear Parents

I hope you are all well and taking good care of yourselves.  It is a challenging time but we must do our best to beat this together.  Please tell the children I miss them terribly and look forward to teaching them again in the near future.  Until then, I am going to upload suggestive work for each week.  Please do not put yourselves under pressure as I know it is not easy.  A little everyday will go a long way.  I am also going to upload a number of recommended websites and apps that your children will benefit from.

Junior Infants Suggestive work  30/3/20 – 3/4/20

  • Revise soundbook
  • Sound ‘ie’.  Pie, tie, die, lie.  Action is stand to attention and salute saying aye, aye captain.  Trace over the sound with finger.  Download the Jolly Phonics app (picture of mouse on the app) for and this will give access to lots work to reinforce this sound.  It is 6.49euro to buy the whole pack but you do not have to purchase it.  You will also access songs and stories for each sound on you tube.
  • Revision of word card in folder. Reading pages 1 – 6 of The Lost Ball.  This is available on www.folensonline.ie.  See below how to register.  For those of you having difficulty accessing the website here are the first 6 pages of reading.
  • Here is Max.
  • Max has a big box.
  • Max gets a ball out of the big box.
  • Look! Here is Finn.  Finn runs to get the ball.
  • Here is Kitty.  Kitty has Teddy.  Kitty gets a rug out of the big box.
  • Max has the ball.  Max kicks the ball.

Handwriting

  • Practice writing the new sound of the week ‘ie’.
  • Practice writing all sounds you have learned to date, it’s important to revise these!
  • Write ‘ie’ words, eg. tie, lie, pie and draw pictures of them.

 

Maths

  • Practice writing the numbers 1,2,3,4,5.
  • Draw 8 circles and ask your child to draw 5 identical objects in each circle/set. eg 5 lollipops, 5 flowers, etc.
  • listen to number songs online.
  • The children use Planet Maths Junior Infants.  This is also available on www.folensonline.ie.  We are on page 82 of the work book.
  • Continue the next 2 pages of number book in your folder.
  • You can look at the ebook online or resources.  The resources include lots of maths games.

Practice cutting and sticking, jigsaws, card games, board games, colouring, drawing etc.  Don’t forget to get at least 30 mins of fresh air per day.

Suggested websites

On the Folens website you will be able to access books to read from the programme we are using in school.  Just type in Reading Zone Junior Infants in the search bar on the website and many books will appear on the screen.

www.folensonline.ie

  1. Go to Folensonline.ie and click Register
  2. Select Teacher
  3. Fill in a username, email and password.
  4. For roll number use the code:Prim20

www.topmarks.co.uk

Twinkl: free access for the month for parents and teachers.  Useful if you have access to a printer.

www.twinkl.ie

Animated storybooks, one month free.  Beautiful website!

www.vooks.com

storylineonline – stories read by celebrities, we use this in class sometimes.

www.storylineonline.net

Gonoodle – physical activity to song and dance

app.gonoodle.com  (also available on you tube)

Jumpstart Jonny (3 free videos)

www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

The Body Coach

Kids workout 2

5 minute move

Apps

  • Jolly Phonics
  • Froggy match it
  • Teach your monster to read ( Free Phonics and Reading Game)

Try and read at least one story to your child everyday.  Reading to your child increases their vocabulary.  They can use their Building Bridges techniques which are Prediction, Making connections and Visualising throughout the story.  They understand what these are and how to use them.  Get them to draw a picture of their favourite part of the story after.  Remember these are suggestions of work that can be done next week.  Take care everyone and tell your child I miss them and hope they will do their best to learn at home.

Best wishes,

Mrs. Mulrain

 

 

 

 

Programme of work for Junior Infants!

Dear Parents,
Following the Department of education announcement to close schools until March 27th we are sending home some suggestions for work for the pupils over this period.
Educational websites such as www.folensonline.ie and twinkl.ie are free to use for the next month and have the textbooks and resources online for you to use with your child. The Jolly phonics app is useful and costs about €6 to download.
Please continue with your sound work and begin to blend 3 letter words, example c-a-t,  s-i-t etc
Please practise words in plastic folder for new reading book!
Please complete pages 20 and 21 in the Maths Number book.  Please use the folens website for ideas and games in all subject areas. Please continue to read library books at home.
Kind regards
Mrs Mulrain

Show and Tell.

 

Junior Infants are learning all about number.

 

The ABC Nativity.  Well done Junior Infants, you were SUPER!

 

We were visiting the Doctor’s Surgery during Aistear.

 

 

We learned about our taste buds today. We tasted sweet food, salty food and bitter food.

 

 

Meet some of our Junior Infants 2019.

 

 

Mrs. Mulrain’s Junior Infants.

 

Boys and girls from Mrs Mulhall’s class had great fun when the mobile zoo visited our school!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring Transport through Aistear in Mrs. Mulrian’s class.

 

Well done to our boys and girls from Junior Infants who participated in recent Feis na Gaeilge in Loreto Convert!

Congratulations to Anna Dear who won 2nd place with her recitation!

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Mulrain’s Class. We won Walk on Wednesday.

 

 

We had lots of fun learning about the farm during Aistear time. We also planted our own cress seeds!

 

 

Junior Infants celebrated World Book Day at the Library.  We read books in class too.

Junior Infants celebrate World Book Day! We went to the library, listened to stories, sang rhymes and songs and had a treasure hunt! We also dressed up for World book Day!

 

 

 

 

Mrs Mulhall’s class exploring all about the Post Office during Aistear time!

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Mulrain’s class went on Spring nature walk to see what we could see and hear.

We celebrated Friendship Week. Junior Infants made Friendship Buns.  They tasted great!

 

Garda Maeve came to visit Junior Infants!

 

 

 

 

Junior Infants are learning all about the number 4!

 

Mrs. Mulrain’s class are learning to use writing strips.  Look at the beautiful handwriting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boys and girls from Mrs Mulhall’s Junior Infants had lots of fun playing doctors and hospitals during Aistear time!!

 

 

 

 

Aistear

Science experiments

Exploring hard and soft

Science Week