Ms. Collins – Senior Infants

  30th  March – 3rd April 2020

Dear Parents,

I hope you and your family is keeping well and slowly adapting to these unusual times. Please see below a list of activities to do at home during the week.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions

As with last weeks work, these are only suggested activities and please don’t feel under pressure if you are having difficulty with the work. We understand every person’s circumstance is very different at the moment and the most important thing is to keep ourselves and others healthy.

Thanks for all your tremendous efforts so far! I will be in touch with you by phone during the week.

Take care and stay safe.

Ms. Collins


****Reading should be practised every day****


  • ‘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 sound ‘ar’ and practise singing the song with the action.
  • Think of 5 words with the letter ‘ar’ ( car, far, bark, park, mark, party etc )
  • Practise writing words with ‘ar’.
  • Just Phonics page p72, 73 (if you have the book)
  • This website will allow you and your child to revise the sounds they already know in a fun way . Please use Sounds Like Phonics Activity Book b.
  • Keep revising all letters and sounds. Repetition is very important! – oa, ai, oi, ie, ue, ee, or, oo, ng, wh, ou, ay, er, sh, ch, th. Call out words which include these sounds and encourage your son to write them down.

Tricky Words

  • Revise 1-60.
  • At this stage of the year your son knows how to read and identify his 60 tricky words, let’s start getting him used to writing them in sentences. Practise writing out the following tricky words – are, all, you, your, come, some, said, here, there, they, go, no, so, my, one.
  • Practise putting them into simple sentences. / Dictation sentences: Parent calls out a simple sentence three times and child writes.
  • 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.
  • Practise forming capital O and P ( reminding your child “ you always start you letters from the top”). If you have the Just Handwriting book do pages 25 and 52. If you don’t have book just practise writing the letters on a lined page.
  • Listen to an audible story on or 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.
  • Write a daily diary entry.


  • Continue with time. If you have the book do page 97,98,99. You will find our Busy At Maths book and some activities here Click on links maths, senior infants, busy at maths
  • Revise the Months of the Year. (Ask questions using before and after. e.g. ‘What month comes after January?’, ‘What month comes before May?’ etc
  • Continue to practise counting to 20 forwards. For a challenge try backwards.
  • Practise forming the numbers using playdough
  • Practise writing numbers 1-10. ( Remember: Correct Number Formation)
  • Activity Idea using number: Ask your son to draw 6 fish, 8 apples etc
  • Try some sums making 10 in total. This is to revise the story of 10. e.g.  4+ _ = 10 , 5 + _ = 10 etc…
  • 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.
  • Cúla4


  • Practise ball throwing and catching skills. Make it fun: e.g. throwing at a target
  • Ball and wall game – Some of the children might remember this from PE class. All you need is a ball that bounces and a wall.

The student throws the ball up against a wall and leaves it bounce 1 time before catching. They repeat this 10 times. Then the student tries throwing and catching the ball off the wall without leaving it bounce. They see if they can do this 10 times without dropping it. The student then tries throwing the ball, turn around in a circle and try and catch it again. They try this 10 times. The student can come up with their own variations e.g. throwing ball under leg, catching with one hand, throwing and giving a clap before catching. Hopefully this will keep them entertained for a while.

  • Go for a run with someone in your family.
  • RTE Junior have several 10-minute work outs that the children love to do
  • 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.
  • Discuss the names associated with baby animals.

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



Riding bikes/scooters

Roll 2 dice and add numbers together (add a third dice as a challenge)

Play I-Spy

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.