Junior Infants 2nd – 5th June
I hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to a nice bank holiday weekend ! Thank you all for engaging with us and online learning, it is lovely to chat to you and your boys online. I am sure they like seeing that their friends are also online. We are overwhelmed by all the work that you and your child/children are completing. It is lovely to see the beautiful pictures of their art and writing.
Below is a range of activities for the coming week, as always, 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.
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Thanking you all.
Literacy – Oral Language- Our main theme , Summer, will be continued this week,
Here are a few suggestions to begin conversation:
- Name and categorise the familiar seaside/beach items that can be seen on the poster.
- Tell others what you like about going to the seaside
- What items do you like to bring with you to do the seaside and what is your favourite part of the trip?
- Describe the poster scenes / what they are doing.
- Predict what the different characters will say.
- Do any of the scenes reflect on your own seaside experiences?
Click Here to access the interactive poster discussion.
- Click here for the rhyme a day at the beach.
- Can you tell a story about a day you had at the beach?
At the Seaside
Our seaside summer holidays
Are happy as can be,
We love to build sandcastles
And wade out in the sea.
And when we find an empty boat,
Off we quickly go
To ask a nearby fisherman,
To take us for a row.
We ride the donkey on the beach,
We drive the goat-cart too,
It’s quite surprising when you think
Of all the things we do!
Can you hear the rhyming words? (be- sea, go- row, too- do)
This week the boys will be learning all about the sound ‘sh’, click here to practise singing the Jolly Phonics ‘sh’ song.
- Watch the videos below.
- sh clip 1
- sh clip 2
- Practise reading and writing the ‘sh’words below.
- Break them up, as you read them, for example à sh-i-n, sh-o-p, sh-ee-p
- Challenge Time- As a way of revising at the end of the week, mix up ‘sh’ words and call them out. Encourage your child to write the word he hears, whilst sounding it out.
Sounds learned to date:
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 teacher log in.
- Enter User name: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password: Parents20!
- Then click on Collins Big Fat Cat.
- Click on the pink band books.
This week we will be revising group 2 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.
- Remember: Hold your pencil correctly.
- Write about a day at the beach.
- Revise letters d & g, using the correct letter formation.
- Letter d writing video click here letter g video click here
Continue to practise writing CVC words at home. Call out a word and ask your child to write what he hears. For exampleà dog, fun, tag, pin, sit etc
Literacy- Procedure Writing
Task: Write a Procedure on How to plant a seed.
- Watch Ms O Sullivans clip under files on Microsoft Teams on how to plant a seed.
- Encourage your child talk about the steps to plant a seed.
- 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.
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.
- Play what is the missing number i.e. 0,2,3,4,5?
*You can view this week’s Irish videos on Microsoft Teams, Under Files > Class Materials > Irish *
- Teilifís Ceacht 5
- Cad atá ar an teilifís?. à What is on the television?
- Tá ___________ ar an teilifís. ( bó, lao, caora, uan, muc, banbh). à (Cow, calf, sheep, lamb, pig, piglet) is on the television.
- An maith leat_____? ( bó, lao, caora, uan, muc, banbh). à Do you like_______?
- Is maith / Ní maith liom_______ . ( bó, lao, caora, uan, muc, banbh) à I like/ I do not like_____.
- Cén dath ata ar ________? ( an gcaora, ar an uan, ar an mbanbh) à What colour is ____?
- An bhfuil _____ mór/ beag? (an t-uan) Tá/ Níl_____ mór/ beag à Is _________ big or small. .
- An Teilifís – Ceacht 6
- An bhfuil________ ag Niamh? (bó, lao, caora, uan, muc, banbh) à does Niamh have a ______ ? (cow, calf, sheep, lamb, pig, piglet)
- Tá/Níl______ ag Naimh. Niamh has / has not got a ______.
- Amhrán- Tá feirm ag an bhfeirmeoir
- Encourage your son to watch one cartoon in Irish on TG4 from 8 am to 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- Science – Experiment- Melting!
- Here is a list of some everyday food items at home: ice cream, ice cubes, an ice lolly, chocolate, butter, an apple, cereal (all items are not necessary – use whatever you have at home).
- Look at every item and predict what will melt in the sun. Record your predictions on a piece of paper.
- Leave all food items in the sun for 10 minutes.
- Look and check which items do melt/do not melt.
- Draw what melts and does not melt. Look at your predictions. Were any of your predictions, right?
Follow this step by step drawing to draw your ownPikachu
Topic à Sun Safety
Have a chat with your child about sun safety. Below are some discussion points.
• Can you see the sun? Can you look right at the sun? Why or why not? What can we do to protect our eyes?
• Can you feel the sun? What does it feel like on your skin? What happens when our skin gets too much sun?
• Have you ever had a sunburn? What does that feel like?
• What did you do when you had a sunburn? Do you know how to be in the sun without it burning you?
• What do we do in the winter when it is sunny and we are playing outside?
Task 1: Find a bag at home that will serve as a personal Sun Kit.
• This bag should be light and compact, but big enough to hold supplies for being in the sun: a shirt, sunscreen and a hat.
Task 2: Design your own Sun Safety Poster
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.
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,
PRAYER TO MY GUARDIAN ANGEL
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.
This week Dabbledoo have taking a closer look at musical instruments used in Irish music. We have online resources and printable sheets to help you learn all about fiddles, pipes and bodhráns! We also have a playlist of our favourite Irish music.
Other Suggested Activities: