I hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Please see below a list of activity suggestions to do at home during the week. There is no pressure to complete everything, do what you can.
Take care and stay safe.
Ms. Hurley 🙂
****Reading should be practised every day**** · https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources (click on links- Junior infants- English- Rainbow stage 1 –Core Reader 2 Magic in the Sky)
· ‘I’m an Easter Bunny’
I’m an Easter Bunny,
Watch me hop. ( hop around)
Here are my two ears,
See how they flop. ( hold hands at side of head and flop them.)
Here is my cotton tail,
Here is my nose. ( wiggle hips, then point to nose.)
I’m all furry,
From head to toes. ( Point to head, then to toes.)
- Watch Jolly Phonics Video letter ‘v’ and practise singing the song with the action.
- Think of 5 things that begin with the letter ‘v’ ( violin, vet, village, van, volcano etc)
- Practise writing the letter ‘v’. (Remember to use the correct pencil grip and letter formation)
- Draw Pictures of ‘v’ words.
- Keep revising all letters and sounds. Repetition is very important!
- Practise reading 1-20.
- Practise putting them into sentences orally.
- Encourage your son to write out the tricky words.
- Play a game: ‘Matching Pairs’– Write out 10 tricky words twice. Mix them up and turn them over, facing the table. Take turns at picking 2 tricky words. Whoever has the most matching pairs is the winner.
·Lsten to an audible story on https://stories.audible.com/start-listen/ or https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/. If you don’t have internet access simply read some stories to your son and ask him questions based on the story. Get him to retell you the story in his own words.
- Continue to practise the Days of the Week. Discuss the words ‘weekdays’ and ‘weekend’.
- Continue to practise counting to 10 forwards and backwards (Ask questions using before and after. e.g. ‘What comes before 5?’ ‘What comes after 2?’
- Practise forming the numbers 1-5 using playdough
- Practise writing numbers 1-5. ( Remember: Correct number formation)
- Activity Idea using number: Ask your son to draw 2 fish, 1 apple etc
- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ has some lovely maths activities, we use it a lot in the classroom. You will find plenty of maths games listed under Whiteboard Resources
· Encourage your son to watch one cartoon daily in Irish on TnaG.
· Practise ball throwing and catching skills. Make it fun: e.g. throwing at a target
· RTE Junior have several 10-minute work outs that the children love to do https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
· Cosmic kids yoga on You Tube
· The Body Coach on YouTube channel
· Go on a nature Spring Walk; observing the signs of Spring. E.g. daffodils, crocuses, butterflies, birds signing…
· Draw a Spring picture including all the signs of Spring.
SPHE – Stay Safe Programme :Touches
This topic was to be covered in school as it an extremely important subject. It will be re-taught in school but we would appreciate if you could discuss it at home.
· Talk with your child about the types of touches he or she likes and dislikes.
· Tell your child it’s okay to say ‘No’ if an adult asks him or her to do something the child feels is dangerous or unsafe. Remind your child that it’s okay to say ‘No’ if an adult touches him or her in a way that the child doesn’t like – for example, some children don’t like being tickled, hugged or kissed by some adults.
· Discuss with your child safe and unsafe touches and the rules he or she has learned in class: say ‘No’ – get away and tell. Tell your child never to keep any touch a secret and that he or she should always tell an adult.
Other Suggested Activities
Roll 2 dice and add numbers together (add a third dice as a challenge)
Number/Maths Hunt: Go for a walk and photograph as many numbers as you can find. Discuss the biggest number you found and the smallest.
Try making your own playdough – 2 cups of plain flour, 1 cup of salt, 2 tablespoons of cooking oil, a little water, drop of food colouring (if you have it in the press).
Lego project: You are hired by an amusement park to create a new roller coaster. See if you are up for the challenge.