Senior Infants

22 June 2020

Dear Parents,

Can you believe this is our last week of school for this year. We would like to thank you all so much for your patience and hard work over the past few months, we know it has not been easy. Please enjoy the summer and we hope all will be well for as normal a start as is possible in September when your child goes in 1st Class.

Hello Boys and Girls,

Well done on finishing Senior Infants. We know our year came to an abrupt end in March but we are really proud of how well you all adapted to our new way of learning! You have worked really hard and as this is the last week we would ask you to complete page 60 of Small World and tell us your favourite memory of your time in Senior Infants.

As we never got to go on a school tour this year here are some interesting virtual tours you may like to watch:

Dublin Zoo

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/virtual-tours-2/

Elephantsbit.ly/DublinZooElephants

Penguinsbit.ly/DublinZooPenguins

AfricanSavanna.ly/DublinZoo/AfricanSavanna

Natural History Museum –

http://www.cliste.ie/natural-history-museum-virtual-tour/ 

Pacific Aquarium –

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams

We look forward to seeing all of you in again in September!

Have a lovely summer and take care,

Best wishes,

Mrs Mulhall and Ms O’Sullivan

22/6/2020

Dear Children of Senior Infants,

Just a quick note to say I hope you have a happy and healthy holiday. I wish you all the best in First Class and I hope you will continue to work hard and always do your best. It has been fantastic working with you and getting to know you all. I have really enjoyed teaching different groups in the class and I am really proud of your efforts.

Thank you to the adults at home who have supported you with home learning, I know the last few months have not been easy.

Kind regards,

Miss McGill

15th June 2020

Hello Boys and Girls,

This is our last full week at school as we get our official school summer holidays on Thursday 25th.

You are all continuing to work really well and thank you for continuing to send us samples of your work! We do not expect that each child can complete all the work that we assign so please do what you feel is most beneficial to your child! Do what you can and always do your best!

As always, our email address is scseninf@gmail.com and we love hearing from you.

English

Reading – Log on to http:my.cjfallon.ie, click Student Resources, then click the following: Senior Infants, English, Rainbow Stage 1 – Core Reader 6, Rainy Day Fun – The Alien Under the Bed, pages 3 -12.

Please also continue to read any book with your child, getting them to read out the words they recognise, as well as reading the PM readers from the website: ww.cengage.com.au

They can also practise their Building Bridges techniques during story time…eg. Predicting what will happen, visualising a picture in their head, making connections with something in the story and questioning what has/will happen!

Handwriting – Please complete the next two pages in your Just Write handwriting book.

PhonicsSounds Like Phonics B – pages 84 and 85 – Revision – please write the word under the picture. You may also revise ch / sh / th on page 86 and complete the sentences on page 87, if you wish.

Maths

Number Work – page 118 to 121 – revision of number work, adding two and three numbers, totals to 10.

Go to the Planet Maths page on www.folensonline.ie and play some of the interactive games on the Resources section of the website.

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie and select Abair Liom – Lesson 30, Cluiche Meaitseála. This is a revision chapter. Try to remember some of the Irish words! Complete the activities in your workbook, pages 102, 103.

There is also card matching game to revise these words, go to folensonline.ie, select Abair liom B, select resources, select Lesson 30, Súil Siar 6 and select Cas na Cártaí!

SESE – Small World, pages 54 and 55 – Serengeti Safari. Identify the animals: Lion, Crocodile, Rhino, Vulture, Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo and,Zebra. Colour these and choose one of these to read about online to learn more about the animal. You may write a sentence or two if you like into your copy. You might also like to check out the following link where you can have a virtual safari tour!!

https://wildearth.tv/kids/

If you are unable to complete any of the above please do not worry, staying safe and well is the most important thing. We are looking forward to hearing from you and being in touch. Our email address is scseninf@gmail.com Please put your teacher’s name in the subject box.

Boys and girls from Ms McGills groups can also email her directly, her email address scmissmcgill@gmail.com

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

Stay safe,

Mrs Mulhall & Ms O’Sullivan

Miss McGill’s Groups please click here:    15.06.20 Miss McGill

8th June 2020

Hello Boys and Girls,

Welcome to another week of learning at home! We hope everyone and their families are doing well. You are all working really well and thank you for continuing to send us samples of your work! We do not expect that each child can complete all the work that we assign so please do what you feel is most beneficial to your child! Do what you can and always do your best!

As always, our email address is scseninf@gmail.com and we love hearing from you.

English

Reading – Log on to http:my.cjfallon.ie, click Student Resources, then click the following: Senior Infants, English, Rainbow Stage 1 – Core Reader 5, Magic in the Sky – A Balloon Ride, from page 17 to 25.

Please also continue to read any book with your child, getting them to read out the words they recognise, as well as reading the PM readers from the website: ww.cengage.com.au

They can also practise their Building Bridges techniques during story time…eg. Predicting what will happen, visualising a picture in their head, making connections with something in the story and questioning what has/will happen!

Handwriting – Please complete the next two pages in your Just Write handwriting book.

PhonicsSounds Like Phonics B – Unit 2 – The Restaurant – page 60 – 67 . Please revise CCVC words, eg crab, star etc. Match words to picture, write the missing letters, match the sound etc.

Maths

Money – pages 110 – 114. Adding coins up to totals 10c. Recognise and use coins up to 10c. Complete practical shopping tasks to total 10c.

You could do some coin rubbings at home! Remember to place the coin under a sheet of paper and use a crayon to rub over the coin to create an image of the coin! We have done this at school using 1c, 2c and 5c coins! Try a 10c or 20c at home!

Go to the Planet Maths page on www.folensonline.ie and play some of the interactive games on the Resources section of the website.

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie and select Abair Liom – Lesson 29, Súil Siar 5. This is a revision chapter. Try to remember some of the Irish words! Complete the activities in your workbook, pages 100, 101.

There is also card matching game to revise these words, go to folensonline.ie, select Abair liom B, select resources, select Lesson 29, Súil Siar 5 and select Cas na Cártaí!

SESE

Healthy Eating / Healthy Food.

This week we would like you to identify healthy foods and talk about why it is important to eat healthily. You can check your cupboards or fridge and identify foods that are good for your body and foods that are not so good!

You may complete pages 51 and 59 of Small World if you wish.

If you are unable to complete any of the above please do not worry, staying safe and well is the most important thing. We are looking forward to hearing from you and being in touch. Our email address is scseninf@gmail.com Please put your teacher’s name in the subject box.

Boys and girls from Ms McGills groups can also email her directly, her email address scmissmcgill@gmail.com

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

Take care,

Mrs Mulhall & Ms O’Sullivan

Please click on link below for Miss McGill’s Group

Miss McGill 08.06.20

2 June 2020

Dear Girls and Boys,

We hope you all had a lovely long bank holiday weekend with your families. Can you believe it is the month of June already! It’s a short week this week. We look forward to hearing from you and our email address is scseninf@gmail.com .

English

Reading – Log on to http:my.cjfallon.ie, click Student Resources, then click the following: Senior Infants, English, Rainbow Stage 1 – Core Reader 5, Magic in the Sky – The Circus, pages 10 – 16.

Please also continue to read any book with your child, getting them to read out the words they recognise, as well as reading the PM readers from the website: ww.cengage.com.au

They can also practise their Building Bridges techniques during story time…eg. Predicting what will happen, visualising a picture in their head, making connections with something in the story and questioning what has/will happen!

Handwriting – Please complete the next two pages in your Just Write handwriting book.

PhonicsSounds Like Phonics B – Unit 2 – The Restaurant – page 56 – 59 – please complete page a day from here to revise the folloing sounds: gl, gr,pl, pr, sl, sm, sp, st . We have taught these consonant blends at school, you may also access ryhmes for these online for these if you wish.

Maths

Number Line Work – Planet Maths textbook, pages 98 – 102. Complete the exercises on these pages to revise work on the number line and addition of numbers totalling 1 to 10. You may use small blocks or sweets to complete these exercises if your child is having difficulty with addition.

www.folensonline

Go to the Planet Maths page on www.folensonline.ie and play some of the interactive games on the Resources section of the website.

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie and select Abair Liom B, choose Unit 28– Ar an Trá, then select resources! Here you will find a poster with stories, new vocabulary, poem and song.

You can also select a quiz (Tráth na gCeist) that your child can play to revise vocabulary!

Complete the activities in your workbook, pages 96 – 99.

SESE – We are back looking at living and non-living things this week. Have a look at page 44 of your Small World workbooks and look at the pictures of two bears. Talk to your Mum and Dad about the differences between the two bears and answer the questions using yes or no.

You may also complete page 43 of Small World – labelling the parts of the fish and see below for your art lesson this week.

Art – This week we would like design your own fish and decorate it any way you choose. We will attach a picture of a rainbow fish or check out Pinterest for ideas. Please enjoy!

If you are unable to complete any of the above please do not worry, staying safe and well is the most important thing. We are looking forward to hearing from you and being in touch. Our email address is scseninf@gmail.com Please put your teacher’s name in the subject box. Boys and girls from Ms McGills groups can also email her directly, her email address scmissmcgill@gmail.com

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

Take care,

Mrs Mulhall & Ms O’Sullivan

The boys and girls from Ms McGill’s group can click on the link below…

Miss McGill’s Group 02.06.20

25 May 2020

Hello Boys and Girls,

It was so nice to see your Mums and Dads last week and give them your school books. We were so glad to hear you are all doing well. We know you are missing school and we are missing you so much too. We hope having the school books will make learning more fun this week!

We have a very exciting project for you to do this week in PE! It is the PAWS programme and you can read more about this in our PE paragraph below!!

Don’t forget that you can send us samples of your work at any time! Our email address is scseninf@gmail.com and we love hearing from you.

English

Reading – Log on to http:my.cjfallon.ie, click Student Resources, then click the following: Senior Infants, English, Rainbow Stage 1 – Core Reader 5, Magic in the Sky – Luke’s Wobbly Tooth, pages 2 – 9.

Please also continue to read any book with your child, getting them to read out the words they recognise, as well as reading the PM readers from the website: ww.cengage.com.au

They can also practise their Building Bridges techniques during story time…eg. Predicting what will happen, visualising a picture in their head, making connections with something in the story and questioning what has/will happen!

Handwriting – Please complete the next two pages in your Just Write handwriting book.

PhonicsSounds Like Phonics B – Unit 2 – The Restaurant – page 52 – please complete page a day from here to revise the folloing sounds: bl / br / cl / cr / sl / tr / fr / dr . We have taught these consonant blends at school, you may also access ryhmes for these online for these if you wish.

Maths

Number 10 – Planet Maths textbook, pages 94 – 97. Complete the exercises on these pages to revise the number 10.

Go to the Planet Maths page on www.folensonline.ie and play some of the interactive games on the Resources section of the website.

Gaeilge

Go to www.folensonline.ie and select Abair Liom – Unit 26 – An Lá Spóirt. Revise this again for this week and complete the activities in your workbook, pages 88 – 91.

SESE – You have all been doing so well looking at nature in recent weeks. ~Please complete page 40 in your Small World textbook: From a Bud to an Apple. You could also complete page 41: Parts of a Plant if you have time this week.

PE

We would love you to help us this week with our Active Flag .

This week you will be learning about water safety using the PAWS programme.

The lessons which you do will help our school to get our Active Flag.

Read through the following steps to find the lessons.

*Go to www.teachpaws.ie

*Scroll up until you find Junior and Senior Infants and click on it.

*Scroll up again to find ‘Show Lesson Book’ (This shows a lovely book to show us how to be safe at the seaside, at the swimming pool ,on the farm etc.)

*Click on each page to read the story.

*Go back to previous page when finished story.

*Click on the circles/rings on the page and answer the questions .

Once you have completed the questions email us ( scseninf@gmail.com) and let us know that you have completed the programme. It would be great if you could send on a picture too .

If you are unable to complete any of the above please do not worry, staying safe and well is the most important thing. We are looking forward to hearing from you and being in touch. Our email address is scseninf@gmail.com Please put your teacher’s name in the subject box. Boys and girls from Ms McGills groups can also email her directly, her email address scmissmcgill@gmail.com

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

Take care,

Mrs Mulhall & Ms O’Sullivan

18 May 2020

Dear Girls and Boys,

We are well into the month of May now and the season of summer is here. There are lots of wild flowers growing in the fields and along the roads. Keep an eye out for all the different types of butterflies and bumble bees that are busy visiting them in search of pollen. For your SESE work this week we would like you to revise the seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and refer to page 58 of Small World (see attached) and complete the page.

We hope as many of your Mums or Dads as possible can come to the school on Wednesday at 12:00pm to collect your school books. It will make doing school work a little easier and more fun.

As always our email address is scseninf@gmail.com and we love hearing from you.

English

Reading – Log on to http:my.cjfallon.ie, click Student Resources, then click the following: Senior Infants, English, Rainbow Stage 1, Core Reader 4, Pip and Rags , The Haircut, pages 18 -24.

Please also continue to read any book with your child, getting them to read out the words they recognise, as well as reading the PM readers from the website: ww.cengage.com.au

They can also practise their Building Bridges techniques during story time…eg. Predicting what will happen, visualising a picture in their head, making connections with something in the story and questioning what has/will happen!

Word Box Words – bog, bug, lift, lad, gap, fin, still, them, grand, stuff ( This is the last week for Word ox Words for Senior Infants)

Tricky Words – Go back over all the tricky words in the Tricky Word copy!

Starlight Oral Language Programme – Go to www.folensonline.ie and click on Starlight Senior Infants Programme. Click on Poster 1 – My Pastimes and you will see stories, labelling activities, questions and a poem that you can listen and engage with.

You can also listen to the story on Big Book 1 – What Do You Like to Do?

Maths

We are revising the number s 1 to 10 and working on the number line this week. When you get your textbooks on Wednesday please go to pages 98, 99, 100 and 101 and complete these. Please find attached addition worksheets you may do until you get your book.

Addition worksheets

Folensonline

Go to the Planet Maths page on www.folensonline.ie and play some of the interactive games on the Resources section of the website.

Gaeilge

The children have learned lots of poems and songs in Irish. Ask them to say these for you – they might remember Cad atá i do bhosca lón?

Go to www.folensonline.ie and select Abair Liom – Unit 26 – Turas Scoil go dtí an Bhfeirm. Revise this again for this week and complete the activities in your workbook when you get it, pages 92 – 95.

Art

Go outside and look for interesting smooth stones and paint them! Please see attached photo for ideas. Send us a picture of your work.

If you are unable to complete any of the above please do not worry, staying safe and well is the most important thing. We are looking forward to hearing from you and being in touch. Our email address is scseninf@gmail.com Please put your teacher’s name in the subject box. Boys and girls from Ms McGills groups can also email her directly, her email address scmissmcgill@gmail.com

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

Take care,

Mrs Mulhall & Ms O’Sullivan

For Miss McGill’s Group please click on the link below.

Email: scmissmcgill@gmail.com

18.05.20 Miss McGill

11 May 2020

Hello Everybody,

Another week has started , aren’t they just flying in! We are so happy with all the emails you are sending us every week. You are all doing great work and we are very proud of you. Next week you will be given a day to come into school to get your school books and that will make learning easier and more fun for you.

Our email address is scseninf@gmail.com

 English

Reading – Please log on to http:my.cjfallon.ie, click Student Resources, then click the following: Senior Infants, English, Rainbow Stage 1, Pip and Rags, Core Reader 4. Read the story A Pillow for Emma, pages 10 – 17.

Please also continue to read any book with your child, getting them to read out the words they recognise.

If you accessed the PM Readers, please continue to read these. There are many levels to this programme so begin where your child is comfortable reading and move up through the levels as they are able. They are fun and interesting stories with familiar words and excellent pictures. You can access the books online by signing up to a 30 day Free Trial. The link for this is www.cengage.com.au. The pop up box will ask if you wish to use the international/Ireland version, just x this and use the standard page. Once you have an account you can login and “use” the books. When the books open on the webpage look in the bottom right hand corner and click “Read”

They can also practise their Building Bridges techniques during story time…eg. Predicting what will happen, visualising a picture in their head, making connections with something in the story and questioning what has/will happen!

Word Box Words – quick, out, shout, queen, boil, oil, due, park, shark, litter

Please write two words into a sentence each day. If you wish to write more than one sentence per word please do.

Tricky Words –

Please go back over all the tricky words in the Tricky Word copy.

Starlight Oral Language Programme – Go to www.folensonline.ie and click on Starlight Senior Infants Programme. Click on Poster 16, The Beach and you will see stories, labelling activities, questions and a poem that you can listen and engage with.

You can also listen to the story on Big Book 16, Sammy to the Rescue.

Maths

Data –

This week we are going to represent information on a chart, please see the attached maths worksheets. Count the number of balloons and colour number in the correct number of boxes on the sheet. Look at the page with fruit, count the number of different types of fruit on the chart and draw the correct amount in the bowl.

Data worksheets

Perhaps you might like to create your own chart with your family about your favourite or TV programme and create your own chart?

Number Practice Book: Continue with next 2 pages. (Only if your child has this book, some children do not.)

Folensonline

Go to the Planet Maths page on www.folensonline.ie and play some of the interactive games on the Resources section of the website.

Gaeilge

The children have learned lots of poems and songs in Irish. Ask them to say these for you – they might remember Péint is Scuab is Páipear.

Go to www.folensonline.ie and select Abair Liom – Unit 27: Turas Scoile go dtí an bhfeirm.

ART

Shadow Art – Using a lamp or the sun, get a blank page and a toy of your choice. Place the toy at the side of the page so the shadow is shown on the page. Trace around the outside line of the toy onto the page and decorate as you like. Please see attached picture for ideas.

PE

Ball Skills – bounce the ball for 10, throw the ball for 10, catch the ball for 10, pass the ball around your body, pass the ball under one leg then the other etc.

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

Take care,

Mrs Mulhall & Ms O’Sullivan

Please click on the plan of work if you are in Miss McGill’s Group.

Miss McGill 11.05.20

5 May 2020

Hello again Boys and Girls,

We hope you had a lovely long weekend and enjoyed the good weather. Well done to everybody on last week’s Active Week activities. Please look at the school Facebook page to see some videos of this. We are really enjoying hearing from so many of you via email and it was great to speak to a lot of you or to your Mums and Dads last week.

Following the Government announcement last Friday about schools not opening again until September, we are very sorry that we will not see you before the summer. We are very sad about this but the most important thing is to stay safe and well.

We hope you are finding the work we are setting ok and please let us know of anything else we can do for you. Our email address is scseninf@gmail.com

English

Reading – We have completed all of the readers and supplementary readers from the Folens website – well done everybody! We would now ask you to log on to http:my.cjfallon.ie, click Student Resources, then click the following: Senior Infants, English, Rainbow Stage 1, Pip and Rags, Core Reader 4. Read the story Where is Pip? (Pages 2 – 9)

Please also continue to read any book with your child, getting them to read out the words they recognise.

If you accessed the PM Readers, please continue to read these. There are many levels to this programme so begin where your child is comfortable reading and move up through the levels as they are able. They are fun and interesting stories with familiar words and excellent pictures. You can access the books online by signing up to a 30 day Free Trial. The link for this is www.cengage.com.au. The pop up box will ask if you wish to use the international/Ireland version, just x this and use the standard page. Once you have an account you can login and “use” the books. When the books open on the webpage look in the bottom right hand corner and click “Read”

They can also practise their Building Bridges techniques during story time…eg. Predicting what will happen, visualising a picture in their head, making connections with something in the story and questioning what has/will happen!

Word Box Words – spill, spun, block, spend, grill, trip, spell, luck, flip, peck

Please write two words into a sentence each day. If you wish to write more than one sentence per word please do.

Tricky Words – does, made, their

Please write each word 3 times. This completes the Tricky Word list for the Senior Infant programme, well done everyone!

Go back over all the tricky words in the Tricky Word copy!

Starlight Oral Language Programme – Go to www.folensonline.ie and click on Starlight Senior Infants Programme. Click on Poster 15, The Fairground and you will see stories, labelling activities, questions and a poem that you can listen and engage with.

You can also listen to the story on Big Book 15, All the Fun of the Fair.

Maths

Time –

We are revising work on time and the clock this week. The children were learning about o’clock. Please see the attached four worksheets and complete with your child. Ask them to draw the hands to show 5 o’clock, 9 o’clock, 12 o’clock etc reminding them that the long hand points to 12, showing it is something o’clock and the short hand points to the number showing the hour.

Click below for time worksheets!

Time worksheets 

Number Practice Book: Continue with next 2 pages. (Only if your child has this book, some children do not.)

Folensonline

Go to the Planet Maths page on www.folensonline.ie and play some of the interactive games on the Resources section of the website.

Gaeilge

The children have learned lots of poems and songs in Irish. Ask them to say these for you – they might remember Rolaí Polaí or Lámh , lámh Eile.

Go to www.folensonline.ie and select Abair Liom – Unit 26: An Lá Spóirt

SESE

Living and Non Living Things

Nature Walk

With the new 5km radius perhaps you might like to go further than your garden and look for flowers, plants, insects, birds, butterflies in nature. Look also at non living things (buildings, gates, cars etc) you pass. Which do you prefer looking at? Maybe you could pick some of the wild flowers you find and identify them when you get home. Draw and write a sentence on 2 living things and 2 non-living things you saw on your walk.

PE

Make an obstacle course in your garden or an outdoor space and time yourself as you complete it. Can you go go faster than others in your family? Send or draw us a picture!

If you are unable to complete any of the above please do not worry, staying safe and well is the most important thing. We are looking forward to hearing from you and being in touch. Our email address is scseninf@gmail.com Please put your teacher’s name in the subject box. Boys and girls from Ms McGills groups can also email her directly, her email address scmissmcgill@gmail.com

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

Take care,

Mrs Mulhall & Ms O’Sullivan

Miss McGill’s Group: We are learning to read and write words with the oa/ow sound.

5/5/20 Learning Learning Activity (10-15 mins) Follow Up- if you have time!
Revision from last week To revise the igh/ie sound. Underline the ie/igh sound in each word.

pie, flies, light, might, night, tie.

Watch out as sometimes the igh/ie sound can be spelt with a y e.g. sky, by.

 

       
Day 1

 

 

I can identify words with the ‘oa’ sound. Circle the ‘oa’ sound: goat, boat, soap, throat, toad, coat, road, toast

Choose four of these and draw a picture of your own to match.

 

Can you think of any other words with the ‘oa’ sound?

Check spelling with an adult as sometimes words with /oa/ sound can be spelt differently.

Day 2 I can write and sound out words with the ’oa’ sound. Write out words with the ‘oa’ sound. Children can write using markers/crayons on large paper or you could use chalk on the tarmac if you wish. Remember to sound out as you write and count how many sounds

r/oa/d-3 sounds b/oa/t- 3 sounds s/oa/p-3 sounds t/oa/s/t- 4 sounds

Watch Geraldine the Giraffe on You Tube Mr Thorpe’s phonics

–       oa sound and ow sound.

 

Day 3 I can identify words with the ‘ow’ sound. Remember that the letters ‘ow’ also makes the /oa/ sound.

low, crow, sow, blow, snow, tow,

Sound and write out these words. Can you write the /ow/ sound in colour to help you remember it?

 

Can you put the ‘ow’ words into a sentence? You can say the sentence out loud or write it down if you wish.

 

Day 4 I can read and copy words with the ‘oa’ and ‘ow’ sounds. Read and write these sentences. Can you spot the ‘ow’ or ’oa’ word?

‘The boat can float..

‘Put on your coat!’ said Kitty. ‘I might!’ said Dad.

Mum said ‘There is a goat in the garden’.

‘Get to the end of the road Max!’ said Kitty.

Say and sort the words by /oa/ or/ow/ spelling.

toast, roast, coast, , loan, groan, goal, coal, foal, soak, loaf, blow, snow, slow, show, crow, flow, glow coach, soap, bow, low mow, row, tow,(a car) Joan, moan

Email: Any questions or concerns please contact me at scmissmcgill@gmail.com

Please email work for feedback.

 

 

27 April 2020

Hello Girls and Boys,

We hope you are all getting on well and enjoying the sunny days. We were so delighted to receive emails from many of you last week and we look forward to hearing from you again any day you want support or just to say hi! Thank you for sending such lovely photos of some of the great work you are doing at home. Well done everyone, and thank you Mums and Dads for all your hard work.

Below you will find some more work for this coming week.

English

Reading – Go to www.folensonline.ie and click on Reading Zone Senior Infants. Please read What’s In The Box?

Please also continue to read any book with your child, getting them to read out the words they recognise.

You may access extra reading from a reading programme called PM Readers. There are many levels to this programme so begin where your child is comfortable reading and move up through the levels as they are able. They are fun and interesting stories with familiar words and excellent pictures. You can access the books online by signing up to a 30 day Free Trial. The link for this is www.cengage.com.au. The pop up box will ask if you wish to use the international/Ireland version, just x this and use the standard page. Once you have an account you can login and “use” the books. When the books open on the webpage look in the bottom right hand corner and click “Read”

They can also practise their Building Bridges techniques during story time…eg. Predicting what will happen, visualising a picture in their head, making connections with something in the story and questioning what has/will happen!

Word Box Words – loud, quick, butter, bark, soil, hotter, found, start, charm, point.

Please write two words into a sentence each day. If you wish to write more than one sentence per word please do.

Tricky Words – four, goes –

Please write each word 3 times.

Go back over all the tricky words in the Tricky Word copy!

Starlight Oral Language Programme – Go to www.folensonline.ie and click on Starlight Senior Infants Programme. Click on Poster 14, Eating Out and you will see stories, labelling activities, questions and a poem that you can listen and engage with.

You can also listen to the story on Big Book 14, Jack’s First Chilli Pepper.

Maths

Length

This week we are asking you to look around your home and garden and look at the sizes of objects. We want you to focus on words such as long / longer, short / shorter. Compare the size of the table in your kitchen to another table in another room. Measure how long it is using your hand. Guess how many of your hands it takes to go from one end of the table to the other. Which table in your house is longer / shorter than the other? Measure the length of your room or garden, how many footsteps does it take to cross from one end to the other? Always remember to guess your answer first!

Number Work –

Count in 2’s (2, 4, 6, 8, 10 etc)

Calculate double sums in your copy, eg 1+1=, 2+2=,3+3= ……10+10=

Practise more addition sums – make the numbers as big as you like!

Number Practice Book: Continue with next 2 pages. (Only if your child has this book, some children do not.)

Folensonline

Go to the Planet Maths page on www.folensonline.ie and play some of the interactive games on the Resources section of the website.

Gaeilge

Revise all colours: bán, oráiste, buí, dearg, glas, gorm, corcra, bán-dearg, liath, donn, dubh. Draw these colours in your copy and write the words underneath in Irish and in English.

Find objects in your house and share with your family, liathróid gorm, peann dearg, cupán glas etc

Go to www.folensonline.ie and select Unit 25: Súil Siar 4. Select Tráth na gCeist, children have played similar games to this in school.

SESE

Materials

Following on from on lessons in school on materials, children can identify objects in their home that are made from different materials, eg glass, plastic, wood, fabric, metal and paper. Ask your child to describe the material – is it hard / soft, can it bend, can it roll, what happens when it gets wet, is it found in nature, made in a factory etc . This is great for their oral language development, asking and answering questions and getting them to think about the world around them.

Draw pictures of these items or write about what type of material is your favourite and why.

PE

This week is Active Home Week! This is a challenge the school is taking part in where we hope to earn an Active Flag for the school showing how active our pupils are at school and now at home. We have attached the Challenge sheet (Active-Home-Week-Challenge-Chart-1) and you may fill in any activities your child does each day. You can email it back to us next Monday or whenever is convenient. They recommend each child is active for 60 minutes each day. This could be a nice walk around where you live with Mum or Dad, you might go for a ride on your bicycle, play tag with your brother or sister, kick a ball in your garden , practise some skipping or play hopscotch. You can choose whatever you like doing most.

Check out the videos on Junior Infant blog that Mrs Mulrain has created at home for more ideas! You may also find some activities in the picture below!

If you are unable to complete any of the above please do not worry, staying safe and well is the most important thing. We are looking forward to hearing from you and being in touch. Our email address is scseninf@gmail.com Please put your teacher’s name in the subject box.

Boys and girls from Ms McGills groups can also email her directly, her email address scmissmcgill@gmail.com

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

Take care,

Mrs Mulhall & Ms O’Sullivan

Ms Mc Gill has also prepared the following work for the children who attend her reading group!

Miss McGill’s Group: We are learning to read and write words with the igh/ie sound.

27/4 Learning Learning Activity (10-15 mins) Follow Up- if you have time!
Revision from last week To revise the ee/ea sound. Underline the ee/ea sound in each word.

tea, tree, sea, bee, teeth, beef, queen, seen, seal, pea

Watch out as sometimes the /ee/ can be found in tricky words like me and be.

Look out for these in your reading book.

Revision from before Easter To revise the ay/ai sound. Sound out these words: lay, may, hay, say, pain, rain, main, chain, stain, plain. Can you find the ay/ai sound? Read these sentences: It will soon be May. Make some hay!

I have a pain. You can wear a chain.

Day 1 I can identify words with the ‘ie’ sound. Circle the ‘ie’ sound: pie, lie, flies, tie, cried, dried,

Watch Little Learners on You Tube- ‘ie’ words phonics phase 3.

Can you think of any other words with the ‘ie’ sound?

Check spelling with an adult as sometimes words with /ie/ sound are spelt differently.

Day 2 I can write and sound out words with the ’ie’ sound. Write out words with the ‘ie’ sound. Children can write using markers/crayons on large paper or you could use chalk on the tarmac if you wish. Remember to sound out as you write and count how many sounds.

p/ie, t/ie, l/ie all have 2 sounds for example.

Can you put the ‘ie’ words into a sentence? You can say the sentence out loud or write it down if you wish.

Can you put some of the words with the ‘igh’ sound into a sentence?

Can you find a picture of a knight? Can you explain to someone at home what happens at night? At night the sky… I go to … I go to ….

Day 3 I can identify words with the ‘igh’ sound. Remember that the letters ‘igh’ also makes the /ie/ sound.

light, might, sight, night, knight, fright,

Sound and write out these words. Can you write the /igh/ sound in colour to help you remember it?

Day 4 I can write words with the ‘igh’ sound in a sentence. Revise yesterday’s word list first.

Say the sentences out loud and choose a word that makes sense to complete each one.

We go to sleep at ________. I woke up and got a f____!

The colour white is very ______.

Make up your own sentences using any of the ‘igh’ words. You don’t have to write them out you can just say them out loud to practise using them instead.
Day 5 I can read and copy words with the ‘ie’ and ‘igh’ sounds. Say and sort the words by /ie/ or/igh/ spelling.

chain, plain, tie, pie, tried, cried, light, pain, knight, fright, might

Watch Geraldine the Giraffe on You Tube: ie and igh words around the house. Mr Thorpe’s Phonics.

Read and write. Can you spot the ‘ie’ or ’igh’ word?

I got a plain chain,’ cried Max.

Put on your tie!’ said Kitty. ‘I might!’ said Dad.

Mum said ‘Switch on the light at night!’

The knight got a fright.

I ate a pie.

Email: Any questions or concerns please contact me scmissmcgill@gmail.com

Feel free to also email and send work for feedback if you wish.

20 April 2020

Hello Boys and Girls,

We hope you and your families are safe and are enjoying the sunshine. We miss you very much and look forward to seeing you again soon. Please write to us on our email address and send us photos of your work and any drawings you do, we would love to see them and will write back to you.

Here is some work you could do this week to start you off. We will put up new work every Monday.

English

Reading – Go to www.folensonline.ie and click on Reading Zone Senior Infants. Please read Oh What Fun! Please also continue to read any book with your child, getting them to read out the words they recognise. They can also practise their Building Bridges techniques during story time…eg. Predicting what will happen, visualising a picture in their head, making connections with something in the story and questioning what has/will happen!

Word Box Words – moo, sang, king, fuzz, swung, wing, moon, root, wood, brand – Please write two words into a sentence each day. If you wish to write more than one sentence per word please do.

Tricky Words – right, two – Please write each word 3 times. Go back over the tricky words in the Tricky Word copy from before Easter.

Starlight Oral Language Programme – Go to www.folensonline.ie and click on Starlight Senior Infants Programme. Click on Poster 13, Healthy Foods and you will see stories, labelling activities, questions and a poem that you can listen and engage with. You can also listen to the story on Big Book 13, How to Make a Chicken Salad Sandwich.

Maths

Capacity – How much water does an object hold? Get a plastic cup from the press. We are going to see how many cups of water fill different objects in your home. Find a bowl and guess how many cups of water it would take to fill the bowl. Then start filling the bowl with water using the cup. Count how many cups it takes to fill the bowl. Did your guess match the number of cups it took? Now find other objects in your house and do the same, for example a bucket, a bottle etc

Number Work – Practice writing your numbers – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Do some addition sums using three numbers in your copy, example: 3 + 2 + 1 = . Mum or Dad might help to think up some for you.

Number Practice Book: Continue with next 2 pages! (If your child has this book!)

Gaeilge

Cé tusa? Is mise “Rory”?

Cé tusa? Is mise “Mamaí”!

An maith leat sicín / úll / banana ? Is maith liom / ní maith liom sicín etc

Find things around the house that you know the Irish word for, eg milk = bainne, door = doras etc

Have fun asking other people at home!

SESE

Floating and Sinking

Using your kitchen sink at home, see what objects will float or sink. Half fill the sink with water. Get some items from around the house and guess if they will either float or sink when you place them in the water. You could try a plastic cup, a key, a coin, a lego piece, a bottle etc. Maybe you could make a boat out of paper or lego and see if it float! Draw a picture of your experiment and sent id to us if you like. We love looking at your art, so please send us any pictures you draw of anything you like.

PE

Do some bunny hops, star jumps, jogging on the spot outside. Play hide and go seek or tag with your brothers and sisters. If you have a skipping rope or football practise those skills and send us a photo!

If you are unable to complete any of the above please do not worry, staying safe and well is the most important thing. We are looking forward to hearing from you and being in touch. Our email address is scseninf@gmail.com Please put your teacher’s name in the subject box.

Children who attend Ms Keys for English classes can click on EAL tab on home page for English activities!

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

Take care,

Mrs Mulhall & Ms O’Sullivan

Ms Mc Gill has also prepared the following work for the children who attend her reading group!

 

20/4 Learning Learning Activity (10-15 mins) Follow Up- if you have time!
Day 1 Revise ‘ee’

I can identify words with the ‘ee’ sound.

Watch Polly Phonics- ee sound

Can you think of any words with the ee sound around the house?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFUz6cZAXN

Draw pictures to match words:tree,bee,feet,teeth,queen,see
Day 2 I can write and sound out words with the ‘ee’ sound. Write out words with ee sound. Children can write using markers/crayons on large paper or you could use chalk on the tarmac if you wish. Remember to sound out as you write and count the sounds. tree (e.g. 3 sounds t/r/ee) bee, see, feet, teeth (remember the th sound at the end)
Find some pictures online or in a magazine and make a ‘ee’ words poster. Check your word list from yesterday.
Day 3 I can identify words with the ‘ea’ sound. Remember that the letters ‘ea’ also makes the ee sound.

tea (t/ea), sea(s/ea), eat (ea/t)

seat (s/ea/t), beat (b/ea/t)

team (t/ea/m).

Sound out each word. Can you think of any other words?

Day 4 I can write words with the ‘ea’ sound in a sentence. Please sit on your _______.

Make a cup of _______.

What do you want to _______?

Revise yesterday’s word list first.

Say the sentences out loud and choose a word that makes sense to complete each one.

Make up your own sentences.
Day 5 I can read and copy words with the ee/ea sound.

 

Easter egg hunt

Senior Infants March 30th – April 3rd 2020

Dear Parents,

We hope you are all well and keeping safe. We miss teaching your children and hope we are back in the classroom before long. It is not easy trying to get children to focus on work at home so please do not stress if it is proving difficult.

To access the curriculum online please do the following:

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

On this site you will be able to access more books to read from the reading  programme – just type in Reading Zone Senior Infants in the search bar on the website and lots of books will appear on the screen.

For lovely stories and work on your child’s oral language please type in Starlight Senior Infants in the search bar and enjoy as many topics as your child wishes.

To access the Maths curriculum type in Planet Maths Senior Infants and you will see it offers you the choice of looking at the ebook or resources. The resources include lots of maths games.

The Irish curriculum may also be accessed on this site by typing in Abair Liom Senior Infants in the search bar. Lesson 23 An Cháisc can be done this week, there are games to play, stories, songs and poems to listen to.

If you have access to a printer then the website www.twinkl.ie/offers has some great resources. You may log on using the code: IRLTWINKLHELPS . Look for the School Closure Packs, Senior Infants.

The following are the new words for the Word Box copy:

yet / shelf / lunch / crash / brush / thick / shell / think / rash / fish.

Please write these into your child’s copy and get him / her to write sentences using the words into their writing copies.

Our new tricky words are:

saw / put / could / should.

They could also write little stories / Our News in their copies also – just a few sentences on each page and a nice picture above it.

Continue working with your child on practising their sounds and blending their own words together.

Continue to give your child a few sums in their copies, e.g. adding 2 and 3 numbers up to 10! You could play counting games with your child during the day or ask them to name shapes / colours around the house.

Log on to Go Noodle for fun exercises and type in AJ Jenkins songs which the children are familiar with and are great for learning about numbers, shapes, days of the week, the months, space etc.

Please remember these are all suggestions. Take time to get fresh air and exercise and only do what your child is happy to do, we will catch up on everything when we get back to school.

Best wishes,

Ms O’Sullivan and Mrs Mulhall

 

Ms Mc Gill has also prepared the following work for the children who attend her reading group!

Miss McGill’s Group

We are learning to read and write three letter words with the ‘e’ sound in the middle.

30\3 Learning Learning Activity (10 mins) Follow Up
Day 1 Revise ‘e’.

I can identify words that start with the ‘e’ sound.

Watch Mr. Ts Phonics video on You Tube – Geraldine the Giraffe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWyKmM-PqJY Draw things in the house beginning with the ‘e’ sound.
Day 2 Identity ‘e’ in middle of a word.

I can say words that have ‘e’ in the middle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF2_8818LEI

Watch video with examples of words with ‘e’ in the middle.

C omplete worksheet – write the first sound (Write out the words- no need to print).
Day 3 Know words with ’e’ in the middle.

I can match words that have ‘e’ in the middle.

Go through list: hen, ten, pen, men by sounding out each sound in the word. Match the picture to the word or say the word that matches the picture (no need to print).
Day 4 Use words with an ‘en’ orally in a sentence.

I can say a simple sentence with words that end in ‘en’.

A red hen in the den.

I am Ben.

I am Ten

There are ten men in a den.

Ten men saw a hen.

Copy a simple sentence.

Ten men saw a hen in a den.

Day 5 Read words with ‘e’ sound- ending in ‘n’ sound.

I can sound out and read each word.

hen, ten, den, men

Practise reading by sounding out each word.

Try to read each word.

Programme of work for Senior 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 use the Wordbox copies for writing sentences in their writing copies and continue in the maths copies with number, addition and pattern work. please use the folens website for ideas and games in all subject areas. Please continue to read library books at home and practise class reading books.
Kind regards
Ms O’Sullivan  Mrs Mulhall

Dancing with the Stars

Mrs. Mulhall has been getting into the groove with her class.

Spring Art

Spring Art by Ms. O’Sullivan’s class – a host of golden daffodils

Senior infants and 5th class working together on writing and illustrating their own stories for World Book Day!

Ms. O’Sullivan’s class have been busy!

They wrote and illustrated their own books.

They learned about animals and their habitats.

They learned about going shopping during Aistear.

 

Mrs Mulhall’s class really enjoyed playing in the shop this week during Aistear time!

Ms. O’Sullivan’s class have been doing gymnastics.

Mrs Mulhall’s class had great fun at gymnastics this week!

 

 

 

 

Ms. O’Sullivan’s class have been working in teams on a variety of  projects.

We had an enjoyable musical afternoon in Mrs Mulhall’s class!

 

 

 

Halloween fun in Mrs Mulhall’s Senior Infant Class!

 

 

 

Mrs Mulhall’s class visited the Central library! We had great fun listening to stories, singing songs and rhymes, learning how the 3D printer works and much more! We hope to visit again soon!