Junior Infants Ms. Hurley 20th-25th April

Dear Parents,  

I hope you and your family had a peaceful and restful Easter break.  

Below you will see some work we have put together for the coming week. Please do not feel under pressure to complete everything, the activities are simply there to guide you.  

Please feel free to contact me by email or via chat on Microsoft Teams.  

All the best,   

Ms. Hurley 😊  



· Reading is the most important thing to continue practising while the boys are off school. Please try and get your son to read aloud to you for a minimum of 10 – 15 minutes everyday.  


Fun in the Park pages 2, 3, 4, 5 

Poetry – 


Pizza on the table,  

Pizza on the chair, 

Pizza on the ceiling, 

Pizza in my hair.   

Pizza on my fingers,  

Pizza on my toes,  

Pizza on my chinny chin, 

Pizza on my nose.  

Pizza on the table, 

Pizza on the chair, 

Pizza on the ceiling, 

Pizza everywhere! 

Your son can design his favourite pizza!  


· Watch Jolly Phonics group 5 sound ‘ng’ and practise singing the song with the actions.  

· Think of 5 words with the letters ‘ng’ (sing, ring, song, strong, ding dong etc )  

· Practise writing words with ‘ng’.  

·Keep revising all letters and sounds. Repetition is very important!  

Below are the sounds learned to date; 

Group1: s,a,t,i,p,n 

Group 2: c,k,e,h,r,m,d 

Group 3: g,o,u,l,f,b 

Group 4: ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or 

Group 5: z, w, ng 

  • Call out the above sounds and ask your son to write the letter. 
  • Call out words which include these sounds and encourage your son to write them down.  
  • Write different words out and encourage your son to read them.  

Tricky Words  

  • Revise 1-20 

New tricky words : go, no, so, my, one  

  •  Practise writing out and spelling the new tricky words  
  •  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.  

Handwriting: Revise letters ‘a’ ‘o’ ‘d’ and ‘g’ 


Topic: Vertical Addition 

Vertical Addition Example  


 make   ? 

Questions to ask: 

How many circles in the first column? 

How many circles in the second column? 

How many circles are there altogether? 

Draw out the following sums for your son, using vertical addition and he can answer them. 

  • 2 and 2 
  • 3 and 0 
  • 0 and 4 
  • 1 and 3 
  • 5 and 0 
  • 1 and 4 
  • 2 and 3 
  • 3 and 1 
  • Continue practising correct number formation 
  • Encourage your son to write the number words: one, two, three, four, five 
  • Keep practising the days of the week/ months of the year songs 

· To assess the maths book please use this link: https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources Click on links maths, junior infants, busy at maths  

Extra Activities – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ has some lovely maths activities. You will find plenty of maths games listed under Whiteboard Resources 


· Encourage your son to watch one cartoon daily in Irish on TnaG. · Cúla4 http://www.cula4.com  

· If you do have a little Irish yourself practise some general questions/answers:  

Dia duit. Dia is muire duit.  

Go raibh maith agat. Tá fáilte romhat.  

Cad is ainm duit? ____ is ainm dom.  

Conas atá tú? Tá/Níl mé go maith.  

Cén aois thú? Tá mé cúig bliana d’aois/ Tá mé sé bliana d’aois.  

Cén sort aimsire ann inniu? Tá sé ag cur báistí (raining). Tá sé scamallach (cloudy). Tá sé tirim (dry). Tá sé fuar (cold). Tá sé té (hot). Ta an ghrian ag taitneamh (sunny).  


Soccer skills.  

· Practise dribbling the ball using your strong leg and then your weak leg in straight lines.  

· Prctice dribbling the ball weaving in and out of cones (use some household objects to represent your cones).  

· Practise kicking the ball against a wall, at a target or passing to a family member.  

· Practise shooting at a goal using your strong leg and then your weak leg.  

· Go for a run with someone in your family.  

Other Activities  

· RTE Junior have several 10-minute work outs that the children love to do https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/ · http://www.gonoodle.com for short movement breaks, stretches and dance routines.  

· Cosmic kids yoga on You Tube  

· The Body Coach on YouTube channel  


Environmetal Care  

· Discuss the different ways we can care for our environment e.g. picking up rubbish, recycling, not wasting electricity and water, kindness to animals, walking instead of driving, planting trees etc.. Write a few sentences and draw a picture based on the topic.  

· Recycling – Discuss the different materials that can be recycled. Practise and encourage proper recycling of rubbish at home. Take a trip to your local bottle bank to recycle glass if possible.  

SPHE – Stay Safe Programme: Secrets and Strangers  


  • Talk with your child about the Secrets and Telling  
  • Tell your child it’s okay to say ‘No’ to an adult. 
  • Distinguish between good and bad secrets. 
  • Learn that they should never keep bad secrets including secrets about touches. 
  •  Learn that sometimes it’s difficult to tell if there are bribes or threats involved.  
  • Revise the 5 people that you can trust to tell if you have a secret that makes you feel “unsafe”.  


  • Discuss the concept of strangers.  
  • Learn the 2 golden rules  

 1. Never go with a stranger 

 2. Never take anything from a stranger 

Religion · You can now assess Grow In Love website and resources using the email trial@growinlove.ie and password growinlove. There are stories, songs and prayers available here. The boys are up as far as Theme 7.  

· Junior Infants Prayers: Morning and night time prayer, Prayer to Guardian Angel,  Hail Mary.  

Other Suggested Activities : 

Science – Material Scavenger Hunt:  

– Find something silky  

– Find something that is bumpy.  

– Find something that is metal.  

– Find something that is wooden.  

– Find something that plastic.  

– Find something that that you can put together.  

– Find something that you twist.  

– Find something that you can roll.  

– Find something squishy.  

– Find something clear.  

– Find something that you can bounce.  

– Find something you can reuse.  

Art – Making pictures using recycling rubbish.  

– Using cereal/milk cartons to create houses/buildings .