Junior Infants 25th- 29th May Ms. Hurley & Ms. Daly

Dear Parents,

Thank you all for continuing to engage with online learning this past week. Again, we were super impressed by all the hard work that you and your child/children have put in.

We have prepared some more work for you this week. Again, there is no pressure to complete all the activities. We hope that you can engage with it to the best of your ability.  Do what you can, when you can.

If you want to send us some pictures of your work or ask us any questions please feel free to contact us any time via Microsoft Teams or by email and we will respond to you during school hours.

It is lovely to receive photographs of the children’s work, as we can give feedback then.

Our emails are: ahurley@togherboys.com  and cdaly@togherboys.com

Please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Thanking you all.

Our main theme for the next number of weeks will be Summer.

Literacy – Oral Language

This week, we will be focussing on ‘The Seaside’. 

Here are a few suggestions to begin conversation:

  • What is happening in the above picture? Tell me what you can see.
  • Describe where it is.
  • Who can you see?
  • What are they doing? Tell me about a time you went to the beach.
  • Is the beach different at different times of the year?
  • What sounds might you hear at the beach?
  • How do you feel when you go to the beach?

Following your discussion, Click Here to access the interactive poster discussion.

Activity Time

We’re Going to the Beach – Visualisation Activity

  1.  Read out the visualisation below giving plenty of time for your child to imagine each stage.
  2. Instruct your child to close his eyes (they may also rest their heads on their arms) and listen very quietly.
  3. Tell them that you are going to describe a day at the beach and that they are to imagine it in their heads.

This is a quiet activity so nobody is to say a word until it is finished.

Visualisation à ‘It is a warm sunny day. You’ve arrived at the beach. Who are you with? You pick your place on the beach and spread out your towels. Now you’re off to do your favourite thing on the beach. You have lots of fun. You start to feel hungry – picnic time. You eat your favourite picnic food. Now it is time for a walk. You go exploring the beach – what do you find? “It’s nearly home time!” says Mammy. It is time to do one more of your favourite things on the beach. The sun is starting to set, it is time to pack up and head home. Will you be back tomorrow?’

Afterwards, encourage your child to discuss what he did on his beach trip.

Literacy- Poetry

Use fingers whilst saying/singing the poem.

Can you hear the rhyming words? (five- alive, ten- again, go-so, bite- right)

Literacy- Phonics

This week the boys will be learning all about the sound ‘ch’.

Watch the videos below.

Practise reading and writing the ‘ch’words below.

Break them up, as you read them, for example à ch-a-t, ch-i-n,  ch-ee-k


**Challenge Time** As a way of revising at the end of the week, mix up ‘ch’ words and call them out. Encourage your child to write the word he hears, whilst sounding it out.

Literacy – Reading

  • Access to readers on cjfallon website https://www.cjfallon.ie/. Please let us know if you cannot access the readers online.
  • Core Reader 1- New Friends
  • Core Reader 2- Fun at Home
  • Core Reader 3- Fun at the park

Read the stories below with your child.

Click here to access more books

  • Click teacher log in.
  • Enter User name: parents@harpercollins.co.uk
  • Password: Parents20!
  • Then click on Collins Big Fat Cat.
  • Click on the pink band books.

Tricky Words

This week we will be revising group 1 words

  • Put them into sentences orally.
  • Practise writing them, perhaps you could use different colour markers/crayons.
  • Have some fun with chalk-writing.

** Game Time**

Tricky Words Scavenger Hunt-

  • Write the above tricky words on a sheet of paper.
  • You could then write a few of these words on smaller pieces of paper and hide them in a room in the house.
  • Call out one of the words from your sheet of paper and your child can go and search for it.
  • When your child finds the word they colour the matching word on your sheet.

Tricky Words Bingo-

  • Draw 6 boxes on a page and write 1 tricky word in each box.
  • Call out a word for your child.
  • They need to find the word on the page and colour it in.

Literacy- Handwriting

Remember: Hold your pencil correctly.

Revise letters h & b, using the correct letter formation.

Continue to practise writing CVC words at home. Call out a word and ask your child to write what he hears. For example: sun, rag, put, mad etc

Click Here to access a read and draw activity. (If you do not have access to a printer, simply write the sentences as shown in the activity. Your child can read them draw a picture to match.)

Literacy- Procedure Writing

Task: Write a Procedure on making Rice Krispie buns / Jelly.

Rice Krispie Buns Sequencing Cards

  • Encourage your child talk about the steps to make rice krispie buns.
  • Use words such as first, next, then, last.
  • Write a simple version of what ye have discussed.
  • Your child can just draw the steps if he prefers.
  • Encourage him to talk through each step, with the help of his picture.
  • You can use the following framework to help you. You might prefer to write on a page or in your copy.

Procedure Writing Template


Continue to practise counting;

  • Count forwards 0-10
  • Count backwards 10-0
  • Start at any number and get them to count on to 10
  • Start at any number and count back to 0
  • Pick a number between 0-10 and ask your child what number comes before and after.

Topic: Before/ After/ Between

Busy At Maths page 121

Busy At Maths page 122

Busy At Maths page 123

Busy At Maths page 124

Game Time


*You can view this week’s Irish videos on Microsoft Teams, Under Files > Class Materials > Irish *

  • Siopadóireacht Ceacht 6

Rith Teidí isteach sa siopa éadaí. >>>>Teddy ran into the clothes shop.

Cheannaigh sé hata nua. >>> He bought a new hat.

Bhí Teidí an sásta. >>> Teddy was very happy.

  • Scéal / Story – An Fear Grinn/ The Clown
  • Aon, Dó, Trí (Revision)
  • Encourage your son to watch one cartoon in Irish on TG4 from 8 am and again at 1500 (PJ Masks, Sponge Bob, Curious George)
  • Cúla4 www.cula4.com at 10 am ar scoil, it is also available online https://www.cula4.com/en/

S.E.S.E- History

S.E.S.E- Science

Task: Watch the video.  

* Link with Literacy (making rice krispie buns/ jelly).

  • Talk about materials/objects or things that melt and things that don’t melt.
  • Do an experiment to see which melts faster, milk chocolate/dark chocolate or white chocolate.
  • Allow your child to make some predictions before they start.
  • Record your results by drawing a picture.
  • Add in some Rice Krispies and you could write the procedure to link in with your English writing work!


This week, you will learn how to draw a daisy flower. Have a try and send a picture of your masterpiece to your teacher. Are there any daisy flowers growing in your garden? Go take a look!


Topic à People Who Teach Us About Keeping Safe

Have a chat with your child. Below are questions to begin and develop conversation;

▲ Who are the people who teach us about keeping safe? (Mammy, Daddy, big brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, the class teacher and other teachers, the school principal, classroom assistants, older children, school caretaker, school warden, gardaí, firemen, doctors and nurses)

▲ What do our parents teach us about keeping safe?

▲ What about older brothers and sisters? What do they teach us about keeping safe?

▲ What does teacher teach us about keeping safe?

▲ What advice does the school principal give us?

▲ Who are the other people at school who teach us about keeping safe? How do they do this? What kinds of things do they say?

▲ What advice do the Gardaí (Firemen/Doctors/Nurses) have for children?

▲ Can you keep yourself safe? How?


Other ways to keep active:

  • 10@10 has great 10-minute work outs.
  • Click on Go Noodle for short movement breaks, stretches and dance routines.
  • Cosmic kids yoga on You Tube
  • The Body Coach on YouTube channel at 9 am.
  • Go for a cycle/scoot/walk with a member of the family.


We thank Holy God for Water. Discuss the uses of water and why it is so important in our lives.

*You can view this week’s Religion videos on Microsoft Teams, Under Files > Class Materials*


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,



Angel sent by God to guide me,

Be my light and walk beside me,

Be my guard and protect me.

On paths of life direct me.


Other Suggested Activities:

  • Click Here to make your own playdough.
  • Chalk writing
  • Khan Academy kids- app
  • Click Here to access phonics games  username march20 password home
  • Boardgames
  • Baking
  • Painting