Junior Infants Ms Hurley and Ms Daly 11th May

Junior Infants 11th May – 15th May 2020

Dear Parents and Boys ,

I hope you are all keeping well We would just like to say a huge thank you for all of the amazing efforts that you are going to at home. We understand how difficult it can be and we are sure that you are all being faced with various challenges. Keep up the great work. We are missing ye so much and no doubt you are all missing your friends!

It is great to hear from you on Teams or by email and thank you for sending on the pictures of your lovely work!!

Please remember the work below is completely optional. It is not to cause any stress at home.

 We are contactable by email or on Teams if you have any questions or concerns regarding your sons work. ahurley@togherboys.com/ cdaly@togherboys.com

Remember we will be available on Teams daily between 10-11am and we will call you during the week .

Thinking of you all 😊


Oral Language

Our theme this week is ‘The Supermarket’. click here

Here are a few suggestions to develop conversation:

  • Name familiar supermarket items (e.g. potato, fruit, vegetables, etc).
  • Use common pronouns (he, that, it) and prepositions (on, in, under, over) to describe what people might buy or where the items are in the supermarket.
  • Who works in a supermarket / who goes to a supermarket – customers
  • What do you do there?

Literacy- Poetry


Literacy- Phonics

  • This week the boys will be learning the ‘y’ sound, click here for the song.
  • Y words click here
  • Can you think of any other y words?
  • Sounds learned to date

Literacy – Reading

· Encourage your child to keep practising the three readers on cjfallon website. Please let us know if you cannot access the readers online.

Tricky Words  

  • Please watch the videos below and practise/revise reading the following tricky words;
  • Tricky words song
  • Tricky words song 2
  • Practise writing out the tricky words; are, me, my, you, your, come, some, by, like, have, live and give. (your child should recognise these words).
  • Practise putting them into simple sentences orally.
  • Play tricky word bingo- give your child a sheet with 6 of the tricky words on it, they should know the first 30, call out a selection of the words as you would in bingo and let your son find and cross off the words on his bingo card.


  • Letters m & w . * Don’t forget to use the correct letter formation.
  • Procedural Writing
  • Encourage your child talk about the steps in making a sandwich, use words such as first, next, then, last.
  •  Write a simple version of what ye have discussed.

e.g. 1. First Butter two slices of bread.

       2. Put the cheese in the bread, etc.


Number bonds to 10:

  • Can you remember the pairs of numbers that add together to make 5? (e.g. 0+5 =5, 1+4 = 5, etc )
  • Watch this video  number bonds
  •  Look carefully at the coloured counters in the 5 frames – can you solve the missing number sentences?

Gaeilge (please do not stress about the Irish)

  • Microsoft Teams, under files, please see Irish
  •  Siopadóireacht Ceacht 1.1.
  • Féach ar an siopa – Look at the shop
  • Téigh go dtí an siopa agus faigh…… (banana, úll, oráiste, líreacán, bainne, subh, ceapaire, uachtar reoite) Go to the shop and get ….(a banana, apple, orange, lollipop, milk, jam, sandwich, ice-cream)
  • Siopadóireacht Ceacht 1.2
  • Cad atá sa siopa? What is in the shop?
  • Tá ….. sa siopa. There is …in the shop.
  • Siopadóireacht Ceacht 2.1
  • Ceannaigh …..( ceapaire, seacláid, brioscai, bainne, im, banana, oráiste). Buy …. (a sandwich, chocolate, biscuits, milk, butter, banana, orange).
  • Siopadóireacht Ceacht 2.2
  • An bhfuil….sa siopa bia? Is there…in the shop?
  • Tá/ níl….sa siopa bia. (Oráiste, uachtar reoite, líreacán, úll,banana, císté deasa)  yes there is/ no there isn’t … in the shop. (Orange, ice-cream, lollipop, apple, banana, nice, cake).
  • Rann – Aon, dó, trí, ceathaor, cúig, sé.
  • Rann- Siopa Milseán

S.E.S.E- History/S.P.H.E.

  • Watch and discuss The Boy who cried wolf click here.
  • Can you sequence the story, first…then… last….. .

S.E.S.E- Science and Art

  • How a rainbow is formed click here
  • You can make a rainbow with food colouring and kitchen roll
  • Can you create a colourful rainbow, you can use paint/ marker/ crayons/ pencils? https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.1g4tePM2LXgofDJPM_8XLQHaFf&pid=Api&P=0&w=204&h=152


  •  Skipping –
  • Skip forwards/slowly/fast/ start slow and get Other Activities
  • PE at home with Clare; the link to her Youtube channel may be found here.
  • RTE Junior have several 10-minute work outs that the children love to do https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/
  • www.gonoodle.com for short movement breaks, stretches and dance routines.
  • Cosmic kids yoga on You Tube
  • The Body Coach on YouTube channel at 9 am.


  • Discuss when you were baptised
  • Prayers

– God our Father I have come to say, thank you for your love today, thank you for my family and all the friends you give to me, Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light, Amen.

– Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day, be at my side to light and guard, to rule and guide, Amen.


  • Dabbledoos colouring book click here
  • Can you make your own instrument (with rice and a bottle ) and play to the beat of Shotgun-  George Ezra or your favourite song.

Other Suggested Activities

  • Help out at home- pair socks, clear the table, bring down the washing, help hang it out etc.
  • Boardgames
  • Baking
  • Painting
  • Chalk writing
  • Lego project: You and your friends decide to build a tree house. Can you build a fabulous creation? Maybe design your tree house on paper first and then get building.
  • Go for a walk/ cycle- remember social distancing and stay within 5 km from your home.
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