Junior Infant Resources (Ms. Daly)

Junior Infants 18th May – 22nd May 2020

Dear Parents and Boys ,

I hope you are all well and making the most of the weather!  Thank you to everyone who is on Teams and it is so nice to hear from you!

Please remember the work below is completely optional. We are contactable during school times by email or on Teams if you have any questions or concerns regarding your sons work. ahurley@togherboys.com  or cdaly@togherboys.com  .

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

Thinking of you all 😊


Oral Language

We are continuing with our theme  ‘The Supermarket’. click here   you will have access to poems, tongue twisters, games and a story.

Here are a few suggestions to develop conversation:

  • Engage your son in conversation about a time they were in a supermarket. Why were they there, what did they get, what did they do after, etc.
  • Ask your son what is their personal preference, choose what items to place in their basket on the ‘Supermarket Trail’. Ask questions relating to the interactive poster and items in the poster
  • Name and categorise the familiar supermarket items that can been seen on the poster.

Literacy- Poetry

One potatoe, two potatoes, three potatoes, four

Five potatoes, six, potatoes seven potatoes, more.

One tomato, two tomatoes, three tomatoes, four

Five tomatoes, six, tomatoes seven tomatoes, more.

One banana, two bananas, three bananas, four

Five bananas, six, bananas seven bananas, more

Literacy- Phonics

  • This week the boys will be learning about the letter ‘x’ and its sound, for click here the songs from group 6 (y, x, xh, sh, th) .
  • Mr Thone has some great x words click here
  • Can you think of any other x words?
  • https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.yCW8gwescCfua87stqJEqwHaKh&pid=Api&P=0&w=300&h=300
  • Sounds learned to date

Literacy – Reading

Please read with your child everyday.

Tricky Words  

  • Please watch the videos below and practise/revise reading the following tricky words;
  • Group one – click here
  • Group two – click here
  • Group three – click here
  • Your child should recognise the below words
  • Practise putting them into simple sentences orally.
  • Play tricky word bingo.


  • Letters a, x & y  * don’t forget to use the correct letter formation.
  • Procedural Writing
  • Encourage your child talk about the steps to wash there hands, use words such as first, next, then, last.
  •  Write a simple version of what ye have discussed.

e.g. 1. First wet your hands with water.

       2. Next, put soap into your hands and rub together, in between your fingers

        3. ……etc.


Number Formation 0 to 5

  • Play shop

Gaeilge (please do not stress about the Irish)

  • Microsoft Teams, under files, please see Irish
  •  Siopadóireacht Ceacht 3
  • Teidí: Dia duit- Hello
  • Siopadoir: Dia’s Muire duit- Hello
  • Teidí: Tabair dom__________. (úll, oráiste, ceapaire). – Give me
  • Siopadóir:Seo duit ________. (úll, oráiste, ceapaire). – here is
  • Teidí: Go raibh maith agat.- Thank you
  • Siopadoir: Fáilte romhat – you are welcome
  • Teidí: Seo duit an t-airgead.- Here is the money
  • Siopadoir: slán. –  goodbye.  
  • Amhrán – Tá Teidí ag Díol
  • Siopadóireacht Ceacht 4.1
  • Tá _________ sa bhaile mór. (siopa eadaí, siopa bréagán, scoil, teach, bus, car, rothar).
  • Siopadóireacht Ceacht 4.2
  • Téigh go dtí an siopa breagán agus faigh…… (bád, leabhar, liathróid, eitleán, bábóg, capall) Go to the toy shop and get ….(a boat, book, ball, palne, doll , horse)
  • Amhrán – Is Buachaill Bó Mise
  • Siopadóireacht Ceacht 5
  • Teidí: Dia duit- Hello
  • Siopadoir: Dia’s Muire duit- Hello
  • Teidí: Cóta mas é do thoil é. A coat please
  • Siopadóir: Cuir ort an cóta dearg . – Put on the red coat
  • Teidí: Tá sé róbheag- It is too small
  • Siopadóir: Cuir ort an cóta buí – Put on the yellow coat
  • Teidí Is maith liom an cóta buí- I like the yellow coat
  • Siopadoir :Tá sé go halainn- It is lovely
  • Teidí: Seo duit an t-airgead.- Here is the money
  • Siopadoir : Seo duit an cóta- here is the coat
  • Teidí: Slán- bye
  • Siopadoir: slán leat agus go raibh maith agat.- Thank you and goodbye. 
  • 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.P.H.E.

  • Watch and discuss Hic the story .
  • Can you sequence the story, first…then… last….. .
  • How do you think Snuffletrump felt at the start of the story….why?
  • How did he feel at the end?
  • Who tried to help Snuffletrump

S.E.S.E- Science and Art

  • Parts of a plant, please click the link to watch and learn about the different parts of a plant.
  • Can you make your own diagram of a plant?


  •  Jumping  –
  • Try to jump as high as you can with your head up
  • Try to jump as high as you can with your head down
  • Try to jump from a crouched position
  • Try to jump without bending your legs
  • Try to land on the same spot
  • Try to land on a different spot
  • 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.


– 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.


Song – Che Che Koolay

This is a ‘call and response’ song from Ghana. Call and response means that you hear a line and then sing it back. Try to learn this song off by heart so you can sing it together using our backing track. You can also make up dance moves.

There are harder versions of the song if you want to try them too.


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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