Final Week

Hello everyone,

It has come to our final week of school and it is certainly not like it should have been. I just want to say thank you for  all the hard work you have put in over the last number of months and your engagement with me. Being out of routine and the classroom myself, having interaction with yourselves and seeing the children’s work has been a great distraction for me. I understand, it has been no easy task for any of you and I cant imagine the stress you were facing,  but any bit of work that you did with the kids you should be very proud of . Enjoy your well deserved break from home schooling.

To my senior Infants, I didn’t get enough time with you all, I watched you grow so much in numerous ways from September to March and I could not be more proud of the class you became. I know I had to be cross in September at times but when ye became settled we could finally start having fun. And what fun we did have, I never knew a class to love art, music and dancing as much and it seemed Mr. Cronin always came in when were doing one of these. I think he must have though we never did any work.!! All of you worked so hard and to see your work improve in these months brought me great joy.  Each and everyone of you are so special to me and I have missed you all  since lockdown started. I know you miss your friends but you will be together again and will have so much catching up with each other and playing together. I hope to see you all on the yard and on the hallways now that you will be big first class pupils. Don’t forget to say hello to your old Senior Infant teacher when you see me. Have the most amazing Summer and enjoy everyday, because it wont be long till you are back to normal and asking your poor first class teacher “When’s it home time?” You will be glad to know this weeks work is purely fun and I hope you enjoy it. I would love to see some pictures.

Take care, stay safe and have fun.

Ms Gordon

Monday:

  • Maths all around me at home. 

Complete this fun maths trail that is based on  your home. Click the following link.

Maths at home

  • Say learn and discuss the end of year poem called “Moving on”

Moving on

Tuesday:

Talk about the children’s time in school and discuss there favourite memories of this year.

Click the following and complete the worksheet.

My favourite memories from this year

  •  Make your own seaside in a bottle using the following instructions.

seaside in bottle

Wednesday:

  • Use the following worksheet to complete a bucket list of things you want to do this Summer.

bucket list

  • Play I spy using the sheet to complete the sums adding up to number 10

i spy and adding

Thursday:

  • Complete the following beachball colour by number sheet:

colour by number

  • Complete around the house scavenger hunt

scavenger hunt

Friday: Enjoy your Summer Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Work 15th-19th June

Hello everyone,

Hope you had a good week and are keeping safe. As this would be the second last week of school, the workload will be reduced further as it would have been if we were in school. We have also decided to have wellness as a focus and this will include a fun activity for each day. There will be no work on Friday as the children can create their own “fun Friday”.  I would love to see pictures of the children completing the activities and their work. My email is jamielee.gordon@stjosephsgorey.ie if you need anything just contact me. If you cant access anything just let me know. Enjoy your week .

Thanks.

Ms Gordon

 

Monday:

English:

Reading: Read and discuss Pages 44-45 of  “What a box”

Writing: Tricky word: The children write and learn the following tricky word: love. They come up with sentences orally and then they must write at least 3 down.

Oral language: Word Tennis Game: Rules : I will give a list of topics: You and the child must say as many words to go with these topics as possible, passing from one to the other. It is extra fun if you have a ball and tennis rackets to actually play tennis while doing it. Example: Topic farm animals: Child: sheep, Parent cow, child, horse,parent pig etc

Topics:

  • Zoo animals
  • Sports
  • Vegetables
  • colours

Wellbeing: Mindful Monday: Think of 3 things you are thankful for: Examples: My family, ice cream, my pet dog. It can be anything. Draw a picture of these and write them down.

 

Tuesday:

Maths: Topic:  Capacity 

  • Put two empty glasses on the table, pick one of the glasses up and ask is their anything in it. Then fill one glass up with water. Ask them which glass is full and which glass is empty.
  • Get the children to go on a hunt around the house to find items that are full and empty. Get them to find three of each.
  • Pour out a little bit of the water from the full glass. Ask them the following: Is the glass full of water now? Is it empty? Is it nearly full or nearly empty? Would it take a lot of water to fill the glass.
  • Now ask them to go find one thing that is nearly full and one thing that is nearly empty in the house.
  • Complete Page 115 of Busy at maths book

Wellbeing: Thoughtful Tuesday: Draw a picture or do an art /craft to give to somebody you love to surprise them and brighten up their day.

 

Wednesday :

English:

Reading: Read and discuss Pages 46-47 of “What a box”

Rhyming: Complete the following worksheet where the child writes down three words that rhyme with the following words: bed, cat, dog ,pen, man, bun.

rhyming words 

Dictation: Call out the following words for the children to use their sounds to write down:

  1. sport
  2. loud
  3. lie
  4. wool
  5. sweep
  6. join
  7. teeth
  8. pain
  9. queen

Wellbeing: Wellness Wednesday: Use toys and objects from your garden to make an obstacle course for you and your family to do. 

 

Thursday:

Maths:

  • Give the child five empty bottles, containers, glasses, cups etc. Ask them to arrange them in order of what they think holds the most to what they think holds the least.
  • Now check if they are correct by using a measuring jug and some water. Get the child to fill each container with water. Then pour it into the measuring jug to see of they had them in the correct order.
  • Ask them the following question: What held the most water? What held the least water?
  • Complete Pages 116 and 117 of Busy at maths book.

Wellbeing: Tour Thursday: Sadly we didn’t get to go on our school tour this year so I thought it would be fun if we went on a virtual school tour. The locations is one of my Favourite places in the world: Disneyland!!!

  1. First watch this 8 minute video of the Magic Happens Parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR-KP8KH1Ng
  2. Enjoy singing along and can you say the Disney films the characters are in.
  3. Here are some ideas to make this extra fun: Chose one or all of them:
  •   Paint your face or dress up as your favourite Disney character
  • Use lego to make your own theme park or castle
  • Use your toys to make your own parade.
  • Watch a Disney movie.
  • Sing your favourite Disney song
  • Draw a picture based on Disney.
  • Enjoy 🙂

 

Friday: Have a fun Friday!

 

Work: 8th -12th June

Hello everyone,

Hope you all  had a good week and continue to keep safe and well. I bet the kids are delighted to be able to see grandparents and have parks open again and with the other easing of restrictions . They have all been so good throughout this so hopefully this will lift their spirits. It hasn’t been the easiest of time for them.

This week we will also focus on maths and English so you have more time to enjoy these simple things that we can now do again. Thanks for all the pictures of the great work last week, I would love if you could continue to send them or if you need anything, please contact me at jamielee.gordon@stjosephsgorey.ie

Talk soon,

Ms Gordon

Monday: 

Reading: Page 34 of What A Box : (Available on edco learning) Read these words numerous times. Word Hunt: You call out words for the children to find on the page. You could get them to call out the words for you to find.  Get them to put some of these words into sentences.

Writing: Get the children to write 3/4 sentences using words from Page 34 of What a box

Handwriting: Complete 1 Page of Handwriting Book

Maths:

  • Revise the different coins that we learned last week.
  • Get the children to pick seven  objects/toys/food for their shop. They must make price tags for their items but nothing cn cost more than 10c. Tell them everything should be a different price.
  • Play shop with them, take in turns to be shopkeeper and customer. (they can only buy one or two things) If buying two things do the sum together to see how much it would cost. eg I want an orange for four cent and a pencil for two cent how much altogether? Have them give you the correct money needed.
  • Complete Page 122 Of Busy at Maths Book (Available online at CJ Fallon)

Tuesday:

Reading: Read and discuss Pages 35-36. Talk about the pictures.

Writing: The children write and learn their new tricky word: does. The children come upwith sentences orally that contain this word and they write down three in their copies.

Rhyme:  Say and learn the follwing rhyme:

 

Maths:

  • Repeat yesterdays shop activity but today nothing can cost more than 6c and they are able to buy three items.
  • Questions: What is the dearest item in the shop? What is the most expensive? What costs 5c? etc
  • Complete Page 123  Of Busy at maths Book

Wednesday:

Reading: Read and discuss Pages 37,38,39 . Talk about the pictures.

Story:

Read the story A monsters surprise to your child ( available for free on twinkl or you should be able to access it here) if not just email me .

monsters surprise story

  • Talk about the story, ask them questions throughout and get them to retell the story in their own words.
  • See can the children name any rhyming words from the story.

Activity: The children design and write their own Monster menu of what they might have at a monster party for starter, main course and dessert. Encorage their imagination.

Maths:

  • Play the following game with the children: You will need dice and a game piece for each player (can be any small object) You roll the dice move that many spaces and count how much money is in the space you land on before you move. First person to reach the shop is the winner.
  • Complete Page 124 of Busy at Maths Book

Thursday:

Reading: Read and discuss Pages 40-41 . Talk about the pictures.

Writing: The children write and learn their new tricky word: made. The children come upwith sentences orally that contain this word and they write down three in their copies.

Activity: Remember  the story A monsters surprise from yesterday: iscuss words to describe the monster.  The children draw a picture of the moster from the story and write 5 words to describe him underneath it.

Maths: Topic: before/ in between/after

  • Orally question the children: what number comes before 6? what number comes after 9? what number is in between 1 and 3? lots of variations of these
  • write down the numbers 1-10 on sepearate sheets of paper. Mix them up and ask the children to arrange them in order.get the child to close their eyes and take a number away. They must tell you what is missing.
  • Complete Pages 110 and 111 of Busy at maths Book.

 

Friday: 

Reading:Read and discuss Pages 42-43  . Talk about the pictures.

Dictation: Call out the list of the following words for your child to use their sounds to write down. Don’t give them any help except reminders to use their sounds.

  1. sharp
  2. coin
  3. food
  4. bee
  5. farm
  6. hand
  7. rain
  8. corn

Oral language: Dont say it Game : Get the children to describe the following things, but they are not allowed to say the things name: eg cat: its an animal, it has whiskers,it makes a meow sound, it likes to hunt mice.
Dog
shoes
chair
watch
purse/wallet
elephant
Jigsaw
drum

Maths:

  • Get the children to pick 10 teddies, toys and get them to line them in a row. Ask them questions based on before after and in between. Example What toy is inbetween the car and the truck? what toy is after the teddy bear etc.
  • No repeat this with numbers usig the sheets of numbers from yesterday.
  • Complete Pages 1112 and 113 of Busy at Maths book

 

Work 2nd-5th June

Hello again,

I hope you are well and were out enjoying the sunshine this week and had a lovely bank holiday. We have decided as a school to wind down the work in June as the children have worked so hard and we would have had lots of fun filled days in school during this month. We will be focusing primarily on Maths and English. That’s not saying that you can’t do more if you wish. If you need anything else contact me on jamielee.gordon@stjosephsgorey.ie and I will be happy to help.

Thanks,

Ms. Gordon

Tuesday:

Writing: The children talk about what they did over the bank holiday weekend and discuss it. They then write about it and read it out for you.

Reading:  Read and discuss Pages 28-29 of What a box

Handwriting: 1 Page of Ready to write book.

Maths: Topic Money

  • Discuss money with the children? What is money? Why do we need it? What types of money is there? i.e. paper and coins.
  • Show the children 1c 2c 5c 10c and 20c coins, if you have enough coins you can ask them to sort them into groups of the same. If not use this sheet for them to sort them into groups. Do both activities if you can. 
  • Complete Pages 104,105 and 106 of Busy at maths book. It is available online at CJ fallon. If you cant access this just email me .
  • Discuss with the children the differences in each coin and which one is worth the most/ least.

Wednesday:

Reading: Read and discuss Pages 30-31 of What a box

Writing: The children learn and practice their new tricky word: goes. The children come up with sentences orally for this word and they write down at least three of them. 

Oral language: Use the following question cards to initiate conversation with the child and practice conversation skills such as eye contact, turn taking etc.

Maths: 

  • Show the child each of the coins for them to name them. Complete coin rubbings of each coin. You just place the coin under a sheet of paper, and the children use a pencil or crayon to colour over the coin. Do both sides of the coin.
  • Discuss how we can add money just like we can add numbers. eg 2 + 2 is 4 and 2c + 2c is 4c . Give them some of the brown coins for them to add. ( only adding up to 10)
  • Page 107 of Busy at maths Book

Thursday:

Reading: Read and discuss Page 32 of what a box

Get the children to retell the story of The club House in their own words.

Writing:  Click the following link for the children to complete the worksheet. Here they are asked to draw a picture and write a simple sentence of what happened first, next and last in the story of the club house.

sequence activity

Maths:

  • Tell the children that there are no 3c, 4,c 6c, 7c coins etc. and if we want to make this money we have to use the brown coins and our maths.
  • Use 1c coins to get the children to make  3c, 4,c,5c, 6c, 7c and 8c, 10c
  • Page 108 Of Busy at Maths book

Friday: 

Reading: Read  and discuss Page 33 of What a box 

Worksheet:here the children complete the first box only before reading the story of What a box, the second box will be completed when we have read the story.  They draw what they think will happen in the story.

 

Dictation: Call out the following words for the children to use their sounds and write them themselves.

  1. born
  2. feet
  3. jar
  4. card
  5. soil
  6. moon
  7. quiz
  8. scarf

Maths:

  • Get the children to make up to 10c with various coins eg 9c, 4c, 5c, 10c etc
  • Complete Page 109 of Busy at Maths Book