Ms. Gordon’s Junior Infant Work 22nd – 26th June

Hello everyone,

Can you believe it is your final week in Junior Infants? Firstly, I just want to say a big well done to all of you. You have done such fantastic work at home since the schools closed. For our final week I have left some fun activities below.  I look forward to seeing you all in September. I wish you all the very best going into Senior Infants and I hope you all have a fabulous summer 🙂

Parents, thank you so much for your co-operation, dedication and hard work during this time.

Stay safe and take care,
Caroline Gordon

Sports Day activitiesIndoor Scavenger Hunt: Don’t forget to put everything back where it belongs!! 😉

Joe Wicks 5 minute move workout

  • Each exercise is performed for 40 seconds with a 20 second rest in between

Minibeast Hunt

  • You could also leave out a few rocks at the start of the week and check under them each day!

Colouring sheets: Below are some links to colouring sheets if you wish to do them

Enjoy the summer 🙂

Ms. Gordon’s Junior Infant Work 15th – 19th June

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all keeping well and had a great weekend. This week the workload will be further reduced as we are coming towards the end of the school year.   We will be doing English on Monday and Wednesday and Maths on Tuesday and Thursday and taking a break on Friday 🙂 I have also included some ‘Wellness Week’ activities that the children can do each day if they wish.  Please do not feel under pressure to get all of the work completed, just do as much as you can.

Thank you to those who have sent me work, it was great seeing them all. If you have any questions you can contact me on my email address; cgordonstjosephs@gmail.com

Take Care,
Ms. Gordon

                                                      Timetable

Monday

  • Phonics – Revise sounds
  • Blending: Read the following words
  • Ready to Write A1 page 71 – If you don’t have the Ready to Write A1 book at home you can go to www.edcolearning.ie. Login with the following details: Username: primaryedcobooks. Password: edco2020. Search for and click on ‘Ready to Write A1’
  • Wellness week activities: Day 1
    1. Make a card for someone you miss!
    2. Go “On a Hunt for things I love…”
    Something that smells good
    Something that I like to wear
    Something that is my favourite colour
    Something that makes a sound I like
    Something that makes me laugh
    Something that I am thankful for
    Something that feels good
    Something that I like to look at
    Something beautiful
    Something I use a lot
    Something that keeps me warm
    Something I like to share
    Something I like to hold
    Something I love

Tuesday

  • Counting forwards/backwards from 0-10
  • Revision worksheets on the numerals 0 and 1. Click this link to download https://www.sparklebox.co.uk/thumbs281-285/sb283prev.html 
  • Outdoor Maths Trail 
  • Wellness week activities: Day 2
    1. Do something kind for someone else today
    2. Get some exercise – Game: What’s your name? Spell out your full name and complete the activity listed for each letter. For a greater challenge include your middle name/surname!
    A – Jump up and down 10 times
    B – Spin around in a circle 5 times
    C – Hop on one foot 5 times
    D – Run to the nearest door and run back
    E – Walk like a bear for a count of 5
    F – Do 3 cartwheels
    G – Do 10 jumping jacks
    H – Hop like a frog 5 times
    I – Balance on your left foot for a count of 5
    J – Balance on your right foot for a count of 5
    K – March like a toy soldier for a count of 10
    L – Pretend to jump rope for a count of 10
    M – Do 3 somersaults
    N – Pick up a ball without using your hands
    O – Walk backwards 10 steps and skip back
    P – Walk sideways 10 steps and hop back
    Q – Crawl like a crab for a count of 10
    R – Walk like a bear for a count of 5
    S – Bend down and touch your toes 10 times
    T – Pretend to pedal a bike for a count of 8
    U – Roll a ball using only your head
    V – Flap your arms like a bird 15 times
    W – Pretend to ride a horse for a count of 15
    X – Try and touch the clouds for a count of 15
    Y – Walk on your knees for a count of 10
    Z – Do 10 sit ups

Wednesday

  • Revise Tricky Words – Tricky word beanbag game
  • Blending: Read the following words
  • Ready to Write A1 page 72
  • Wellness week activities: Day 3
  • 1.Draw 2 things you are grateful for ( you could do this outside on the ground using chalk)
    2. Get some exercise! Go on a nature walk – See if you can spot any of the things below while on your walk

Thursday

  • Counting forwards/backwards from 0-10
  • Revision worksheets on the numerals 2 & 3. Click this link to download https://www.sparklebox.co.uk/thumbs281-285/sb283prev.html
  • Outdoor Maths Trail 
  • Wellness week activities: Day 4
    1.Draw 2 things that you are looking forward to doing over the summer holidays or when everything is back to normal!
    2. My Five Senses scavenger hunt

Friday

  • Enjoy your day off 🙂

Ms. Gordon’s Junior Infant Work 8th – 12th June

Hello everyone,
I hope you are all safe and well. This week we will continue to focus only on English and Maths. The majority of you now have all of the Junior Infant books at home so if you would like to complete these books at your own pace then you may also do so.

Parents, thank you so much for your continued support and for sending me pictures of your child’s work. If you have not yet received your child’s end of year report please email me so I can send it to you.  As always if you have any questions or would like to send me work please contact me on my email address; cgordonstjosephs@gmail.com

Thank you,
Ms. Gordon

English

Phonics:

  • Revise all sounds in sounds copy

Tricky Words:

  • Revise all tricky words (1- 36)
  • Tricky word beanbag game: Write the tricky words your child is revising each day on paper plates or pieces of paper and lay them out on the floor.  The child stands at a distance and throws a beanbag or other object from home at the paper plates. Whatever word the beanbag lands on/touches the child must read this word. Keep repeating until all words are practised

Reading:

  • Continue to read books regularly to your child at home
  • Continue to read/listen to ebooks online
    (You can register your own account on www.oxford.co.uk and start with age group 4-5 years or on www.connect.collins.co.uk Click on “teacher sign in”, username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk, password: Parents20! Click on Collins Big Cat and start with the pink band)

Handwriting:

  • The last two letters – Ready to Write A1: Letters f, s pages 65, 66 (for those who collected books)

  • Handwriting booklet: Letters f, s (for those who have these letters)
  • “Letter Formation Workbook” pages 7, 20 (for those missing the letters) www.twinkl.ie/offer : Under “new to Twinkl” create an account and make sure to enter the offer code IRLTWINKLHELPS )

  • Ready to Write A1 pages 67, 68, 69, 70 and the letter ‘z‘ on page 71 – Revision of all of the letters


*If you don’t have the Ready to Write A1 book at home you can go to www.edcolearning.ie. Login with the following details: Username: primaryedcobooks. Password: edco2020. Search for and click on ‘Ready to Write A1’. (pages 67-71)

  • Continue to practise rhyming words by completing the following rhyming worksheets (Log onto www.cleverlearner.com. In the “reading and writing” section, click on “rhyme: match and trace” to find the worksheets. If you are unable to print these, complete orally instead). This weeks rhyming worksheets; Match the rhyme: (in), (un), (ag) – as seen below

  • Also on the cleverlearner website in the “reading and writing” section, click on “CVC short words set 1” and do the first two worksheets (as seen below). If you are unable to print these sheets, complete orally instead

Maths

  • Counting forwards/backwards from 0-10
  • What number is before/between/after the number _? (try lots of different numbers)
  • Please complete the following pages:

Busy at Maths book pages 121, 122, 123, 124


Busy at Maths home/school links page 40

  • Please find Maths Interactive games below (based on the above topic)
    www.cjfallon.ie : Click Parent/Student resources, Select level: Primary, Class: Junior Infants, Subject: Maths, Series: Busy at Maths, Resource: Interactive. To quickly access the games click on the last page (page 13) and complete activities 122/122a, 123/123a, 124/124a

Timetable

Monday

  • Phonics – Revise Group 1 (s, a, t, i p, n) & Group 2 (c, k, e, h, r, m, d)
  • Revise Tricky Words 1 – 7
  • Handwriting: letter ‘f’
  • Match the rhyme ‘in’ worksheet (cleverlearner website)
  • Oral counting activities – what number comes after the number…2, 0, 4, etc
  • Busy at Maths main book page 121

Tuesday

  • Phonics – Revise Group 3 (g, o, u, l, f, b) & Group 4 (ai, j, ou, ie, ee, or)
  • Revise Tricky Words 8 – 14
  • Handwriting: letter ‘s’
  • Match the rhyme ‘un’ worksheet (cleverlearner website)
  • Oral counting activities – what number comes before the number…3, 5, 1, etc
  • Busy at Maths main book page 122

Wednesday

  • Phonics – Revise Group 5 (z, w, ng, v, 00, oo)
  • Revise Tricky Words 15 – 21
  • Ready to Write page 67 (revision of letters with tails)
  • Match the rhyme ‘ag’ worksheet (cleverlearner website)
  • Oral counting activities – what number comes between…1 and 3, 2 and 4, etc
  • Busy at Maths main book page 123

Thursday

  • Phonics – Revise Group 6 (y, x, ch, sh, th, th)
  • Revise Tricky Words 22 – 28
  • Ready to Write page 68 & letters ‘l’ and ‘t’ on page 69 (revision of tall letters)
  • CVC worksheet 1 (cleverlearner website)
  • Oral counting activities – what numbers come before and after?
  • Busy at Maths main book page 124

Friday

  • Phonics – Revise Group 7 (qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar)
  • Revise Tricky Words 29 – 36
  • Ready to Write pages 69, 70 & the letter z at the top of page 71 (revision of small letters)
  • CVC worksheet 2 (cleverlearner website)
  • Oral counting activities – what numbers come before/between/after?
  • Busy at Maths home school links page 40

Ms. Gordon’s Junior Infant Work 2nd – 5th June

Hello everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed the sunshine over the weekend. Please find below work for the next four days. As we are now into June, as a school we have decided we will now just be focusing on English and Maths. I have left a sample timetable as usual if you wish to follow it. If you have any questions or would like to send me work you can contact me on the following email address; cgordonstjosephs@gmail.com

Take Care,
Ms. Gordon

English

Sounds

  • Our last Jolly Phonic sound ‘ar‘ – sing the song, say the sound, do the action. Draw pictures of words containing the ‘ar’ sound e.g. car, bar, jar, star, shark, etc. If capable, write the words under the pictures
  • Continue to revise all sounds completed to date

Word Boxes /Reading

  • Read Word Box 9A and 10A.  Be careful of the digraph (two letter sound) in some of the words
  • Continue to read books regularly to your child at home

Tricky Words

  • Last two tricky words ‘what’ and ‘when‘- Write out these tricky words three times. Put them into a sentence orally
  • Revise all tricky words

Handwriting

  • Ready to Write A1: Letters x, z, e pages 62, 63, 64 (for those who collected books)

  • “Letter Formation Workbook” pages 25, 27, 6 (for those missing the letters) www.twinkl.ie/offer : Under “new to Twinkl” create an account and make sure to enter the offer code IRLTWINKLHELPS )

  • Handwriting booklet: Letters x, z, e (for those who have these letters)
  • Dictaction sentences: Call out the following 4 sentences:
    1. The cat is in the tree.
    2. I went up the hill.
    3. The bus went fast.
    4. The man has a dog.
  • Continue to practise rhyming words by completing one rhyming worksheet each day (Log onto www.cleverlearner.com. In the “reading and writing” section, click on “rhyme: match and trace” and print one worksheet per day. If you are unable to print these, complete orally instead).
  • This weeks rhyming worksheets; Match the rhyme: (ug), (ap), (ut), (ig) – as seen below

Maths

  • Introducing Money: 1c, 2c, 5c coins. Give the children a selection of 1c, 2c and 5c coins and get them to sort them into groups. If you don’t have coins at home use this link to get the coin template below https://my.cjfallon.ie/preview/index/8169/364

  • Give children 2/3 coins and get them to figure out how much money they have. The children can often find this concept difficult as they count the number of coins they have rather than the value of each coin
  • Please complete the following pages: Busy at Maths book pages 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120

  • Busy at Maths home/school links pages 37, 38, 39 (Optional – revision of the above pages)

                                                                          Timetable

Tuesday

  • New Jolly Phonics Sound ‘ar’
  • New tricky word ‘what’
  • Word Box 9A (first 5 words)
  • Dictaction x1 sentence
  • Handwriting: letter ‘x’
  • Match the rhyme ‘ug’ worksheet
  • Sort 1c, 2c, 5c coins into groups
  • Busy at Maths main book pages 113, 114

Wednesday

  • Word Box 9A (next 5 words)
  • Handwriting: letter ‘z’
  • Dictaction x 1 sentence
  • Match the rhyme ‘ap’ worksheet
  • Practise counting using 1c, 2c, 5c coins
  • Busy at Maths main book pages 115, 116

Thursday

  • Revise new Jolly Phonics sound ‘ar’
  • New tricky word ‘when’
  • Word Box 10A (first 5 words)
  • Dictaction x1 sentence
  • Match the rhyme ‘ut’ worksheet
  • Practise counting using 1c, 2c, 5c coins
  • Busy at Maths main book pages 117, 118

Friday

  • Word box 10A (next 5 words)
  • Handwriting: letter ‘e’
  • Dictaction x1 sentence
  • Match the rhyme ‘ig’ worksheet
  • Practise counting using 1c, 2c, 5c coins
  • Busy at Maths main book pages 119, 120