Suggested work activities for this week starting Monday 25th of May
Hi boys and girls,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It was great to hear from more of you again last week. I love hearing from you and how you are getting on at home with all your work. I hope you enjoy doing your work this week in your copies and workbooks, and you show your parents the wonderful work you did with me in Senior Infants. Well done!!
I hope you are all keeping safe and well. Enclosed is suggested work for the week beginning Monday 25th May, that you could use in conjunction with the daily schedule.
As you have/will have collected all your children’s books and copies from school, it should be easier for you to continue with the work with your child. These activities are only suggestions, and feel free to do whatever pages your child wishes to do in their workbooks and copies on a given day.
I am also aware that working from home, it is not always feasible for everyone, so please do not worry if you cannot complete the work. There is no obligation on anyone to complete all of it.
Thank you for your continued support in helping to keep your child motivated with their work over the past number of weeks. You can contact me directly via email at: email@example.com
Please continue revising work already given – revising sounds, ‘Our News’, free writing, reading, words in your folders, counting activities and doing your Super Trooper activities.
The links to websites with activities are just suggested activities and are not essential to your child’s work.
· Continue to revise your phonic sounds and write them down –‘ai’, ‘oa’, ‘ie’, ‘ee’, ‘or’ and short ‘oo’ sounds. Also revise your ‘ch’, ‘sh’ and ‘th’ words, and ‘ou’ words.
· Continue to write as much as possible using new words from reading books - put these new words into sentences.
· The theme for the months of May and June is ‘summer’. Please re-cap with your child on a daily basis - Yesterday was.., today is .., and tomorrow will be… along with the weather for each day. Is it dry, wet, cloudy, sunny, etc. and new season: Summer – What are the summer months? May, June and July and the changes that will take place in nature during summer.
· Flowers, weather, new chicks, summer flowers, growing vegetables, leaves on trees, cattle getting out to fields, silage harvesting, making hay, etc.
Write some sentences in your ‘My News’ copy.
· Oral language on different topics, e.g. The Vet – our Aistear theme. E.g. vet, receptionist, veterinary nurse, veterinary surgeon, pet, appointment, waiting room, prescription, surgery, operation, injection, medicine, tablets, injury, splinter, collar, treatment, x-ray, overnight stay in veterinary surgery, check-up, vaccination.
· Why to people bring their pets to the vets?
· Download the link to the following PowerPoint on ‘All about the Vets.’ Discuss the last five slides (slides 16 to 20) with your child. Recap on slides 1 to 15.
· Read to your child as much as possible. Talk about illustrations, make predictions and discuss favourite parts of stories. Talk about the characters in the story, what is happening in the story, i.e. at the beginning, the middle and the end and discuss favourite parts of stories and why you like that part.
Watch the video on the story: Hairy Maclary's rumpus at the vet:
Stories can be found as ebooks on Twinkl – it’s free to login in using the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. Read and discuss the stories. To access these go to the search engine in twinkl and type in the name of the story.
Last week we revised our ‘oi’ words and ‘ue’ words:
· ‘Oi’ words:
oil, boil, soil, join, coin, joint, point, spoil, spoilt, boiling, spoilsport, toilet, tortoise, avoid, foil, moist, toil, tinfoil, topsoil, ointment, disappoint, poison, appointment.
· ‘Ue’ words:
due, fuel, rescue, continue, clue, glue, blue, true, bluebell, tissue, cruel, value, statue, avenue.
Practise writing some of these ‘oi’ and ‘ue’ words on pages 26 and 27 in your ‘My Sounds Booklet’.
Can you think of any more ‘oi’ or ‘ue’ words?
This week we are doing our ‘er’ words:
her, sister, kerb, herd, mister, silver, litter, pepper, letter, better, winter, never, butter, fatter, supper, hotter, summer, river, under, herself, blister, enter, bitter, shatter.
Practise writing some of these ‘er’ words on page 28 in your ‘My Sounds Booklet’.
· Below are the links to websites with activities that will support your child’s learning in relation to literacy:
· Audible Stories Free stories for children of all ages – https://stories.audible.com/start-listen.
· Teach your monster to read:
Keep doing these revision activities with your children every week:
· Ask your child to sort objects based on colour, shape, size, weight, etc.
· Making sets of 1-10 with objects from around the house, for example 4 plastic cups, 7 crayons, 10 wooden blocks, etc.
· Revise the story of 8 – use concrete materials such as wooden blocks, pieces of jigsaw, etc. to help you.
8 + 0 = 8
7 + 1 = 8, etc.
· Do the story of 10 again – use concrete materials such as lego blocks, crayons, etc. to help you.
10 + 0 = 10
9 + 1 = 10, etc.
· Use the number line that you made (from 1 to 10) and practice counting on and back on it. Practise your skip counting (2,4,6,8,10)/(1,3,5,7,9) using your number line.
· Count 0- 20 forwards and backwards.
· Practise drawing the numbers 1 – 10.
This week we are going to revise over work we have done over the last number of weeks, using our Planet Maths Book:
· Number 9 – write the story of 9 (page 82) Use concrete items to help you, e.g. 9 pieces of lego
· Number 10 – write the numeral 10 (page 91 and 92)
· Money – pages 108, 109 and 110
· Number line: page 96
· Planet Maths Booklet – p27 (practise drawing number 10)
· Do this activity again using a number line:
An Siopa Peataí – The Pet Shop
· Cat - cat
· Coinín – rabbit
· Pearóid - parrot
· Toirtis - tortoise
· Iaghairt – reptile
· Damhán alla - spider
· Concró - kennel
Cártaí Meaitseála: Peataí Agus a Dtithe (Pets and their houses)
· Download the following and discuss where the following animals live.
Cá bhfuil an chat? – Where is the cat?
Tá an chat sa leaba- The cat is in the bed.
Cá bhfuil an iasc? – Where is the fish?
Tá an iasc sa tanc - The fish is in the tank.
Download the following and join the dots – Ceangail na poncanna:
Do the pictures from 6 to 10.
An bhfuil peata agat?- Do you have a pet?
Tá peata agam - I have a pet.
Níl peata agam – I don’t have a pet.
Tá madra agam - I have a dog.
Tá cat agam - I have a cat.
Cad is ainm do/di? What is his/her name?
Zak is ainm do. His name is Zak.
Milly is ainm di. Her name is Milly.
An mhaith leat…? Do you like...?
Is maith liom… I like…
Ní maith liom… I don’t like…
Is maith liom madra – I like dogs.
Ní maith liom cat – I don’t like cats.
Cen dath atá ar do mhadra/cat? What colour is your dog/cat?
Tá sé/sí dubh agus bán. He/she is black and white.
Tá mo madra donn. My dog is brown.
· Show your child a few examples of clean recyclables that you discussed with him/her over the last couple of weeks e.g. a glass bottle, yogurt carton, plastic bottle, etc.
Just to re-cap:
· Glass - (Glass bottles, jars, etc.) Glass is melted down and new glass containers are made.
· Paper – (Egg cartons, newspaper, cereal boxes, etc.) Newspaper is made from these recycled items.
· Metal – (tins and cans) New metal items are made from recycled tins and cans.
· Plastic – (Plastic bags, containers, packaging, etc.) Recycled plastic can be made into other containers, plastic furniture, etc.
· Clothes – Some are sent to charity recycling shops for other people to wear. Sometimes fabric is used to make rags for cleaning.
· Organic waste – This can be vegetable peelings, grass cuttings, leaves, etc. which can be put in a compost heap in your garden or in the brown bin and is collected by a waste company to make compost which is good for the soil.
Small World Book:
Page 32 Recycle! Draw the correct object in each box.
Page 33 – Going to the Recycling Centre – using the map show the way to the recycling centre.
Page 35 – Healthy Habits – (revision from last month) write the correct word under each picture.
Page 51 – Healthy Food – make a shopping list of healthy food and drink
Page 52 – Exercise is Good for You! Circle 8 differences in the picture and colour it in.
Log on to the link DabbledooMusic – Parents’ Subscription which is free.
Download this simple example of a sound treasure hunt or make your own. Try to think of sounds you can find inside and outside your house or garden, or include an evening walk as part of the sound treasure hunt.
Grow in Love - Search ‘Grow in Love’ on web. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: growinlove, click on Senior Infants
Theme 8: The Church, Lesson 1: A Place to Gather
Grow in Love book: page 48 – Finish and colour the house of prayer.
Page 49 – Our Parish (fill in the blanks with your child)May - the month of Mary – Say Mary’s prayer
- Say prayers daily: Morning Prayer, Grace before meals, Grace after meals and Night/evening prayer.
· On YouTube daily at 9am – P.E with Joe. (The body coach)
· short videos to watch on learning new skills
click on drop down box – coach – coaching resources – click on the fundamental movement skills and on skills of gaelic football to recap on the skills we learned a couple of weeks ago.
· Draw a picture in your free writing of the you bringing your pet to the vets for a check-up.
· Write a sentence about your picture at the bottom of the page.
· Roleplay of a Vet’s Clinic using the vocabulary – vet, nurse, patient, dog, sore leg, appointment, waiting room, injury, treatment, injection, operation, prescription, medicine, tablets, x-ray, splinter, collar.
· Download the following game called Animal Pet Vet Clinic:
- RTE websites with different ideas on it.
RTE – Home School Hub weekdays on RTE at 11.00 – 12.00
Watch TG4 – Cúla4 ar scoil weekday from 10.00 – 10.30
Children learn a lot from play. Allow them to play with toys both inside and outside, especially during this fine spell of weather. Pretend play is great for their oral language development. Allow them to be the teacher or pretend to be the vet, veterinary nurse or pet owner/farmer.
I hope you find that the children’s workbooks and copies are a helpful resource to have, and they aid your child’s learning over the coming weeks.
Stay safe and thank you,