First Day of School

Monday August 31st was a very special day for the boys and girls in Junior Infants Room 1 as they started school in St. Joseph’s. They were super saying goodbye to Mammies and Daddies outside the school and coming in all by themselves. Well done! We look forward to growing and learning together this year. Check us out below – we look so grown up in our school tracksuit!

June 22nd – 26th

Hello everyone!

Below are some fun activities for the final few days of school:

Monday:

  • Cycle your bike for 20 minutes
  • Bake a treat

Tuesday:

  • Go for a walk with your family
  • Draw your own hopscotch with chalk and play

Wednesday:

  • Dance to your favourite songs
  • Play a board/card game with your family

Thursday:

  • Play balloon volleyball
  • Make a jigsaw

Friday: HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

 

Girls and boys, it’s such a strange end to your first year in school. It was an absolute pleasure having each one of you in my class. I enjoyed getting to know you all and watching you grow and learn. I have many happy memories of all the fun we had together before our year was cut short. I am so proud of all the hard work you did throughout the year but especially in the last few months. You are a credit to yourselves and your families. I hope you have a wonderful summer. You’ll be so grown up in Senior Infants the next time I see you.

Parents, thank you ever so much for your constant co-operation, dedication and support since September and especially since Covid 19 began. I appreciate all that you did.

Enjoy the holidays and stay safe,

Máire Kirwan

June 15th – 19th

Hello everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend. Well done on all the amazing work completed last week. My email address for anyone who wants to contact me is mkirwanji@hotmail.com

You’ll be happy to hear that this week we are reducing the work further. We will do English activities two days and Maths activities two days. We are also going to have a Wellness Week this week with lots of fun activities for you to try.

Monday:

Practise Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: here, there, they, go, no, so, my

(These words cannot be sounded out, they will have to be learned.)

The children have come across the words ‘they’ and ‘go’ in their readers so they should already know these words. The other words are new. Daily practice of these words – look and say each word until they are familiar with them and recognise them on sight. Writing or printing each word separately on paper will help when practising them.

Tricky Words worksheets: here, there

CVC worksheet

English Worksheets

Wellness Activities:

Wellness Week Activities

 

Tuesday:

Practise Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: here, there, they, go, no, so, my

Maths: Planet Maths interactive games (see info. at the end of the page)

Maths worksheet

Maths Worksheets

Wellness Activities

 

Wednesday:

Practise Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: here, there, they, go, no, so, my

Tricky Words worksheets: no, my

CVC worksheet

Wellness Activities

 

Thursday:

Practise Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: here, there, they, go, no, so, my

Maths: Planet Maths interactive games

Maths worksheet

Wellness Activities

 

Friday:

Wellness Activities

 

Maths: Continue to play Planet Maths interactive games

Go to www.folensonline.ie and register

Select teacher

Fill in a username, email and password

For Roll Number use the code Prim20

In the Folensonline search engine enter Planet Maths Junior Infants. Click resources to access the interactive games. The first few items are toolkits so you can ignore these. The games are listed as activities and will have a pencil icon beside each one.

Have a great week.

Take care,

Máire Kirwan

June 8th- 12th

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Well done on all the fantastic work completed last week. For anyone who has not received their report, please send me an email mkirwanji@hotmail.com

Below is a daily outline of work for the week. Again this week we will focus on English and Maths. Do not put yourself under pressure to complete everything, do as much as you can each day. If you would like to do more than this, feel free to choose some activities from the optional work at the end of the page. Thank you.

Monday:

Phonics – Continue to revise all Jolly Phonics sounds in Sounds Copy

Wordbox 17a – last five words (at end of post)

English reading – Revision of sight vocabulary from Edco reading scheme (part two)

Junior Infant Sight Vocabulary ji

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: you, your, come, some, said.

(These words cannot be sounded out, they will have to be learned)

The children have come across the word ‘said’ in their reader so they should already know this word. The other four words are new. Daily practice of these words – look and say each word until they are familiar with them and recognise them on sight. Writing or printing each word separately on paper will help when practising them.

English writing – Revision of letters – Ready to Write pg. 71

English Worksheet: www.cleverlearner .com   CVC Short Words Set 2 (see end of post)

Maths – Oral work: Number

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

Maths: Busy at Maths Home/School Links pg. 40

 

Tuesday:

Phonics – Continue to revise all Jolly Phonics sounds in Sounds Copy

Wordbox 18a – first five words

English reading – Revision of sight vocabulary

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: you, your, come, some, said

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words worksheet: you

Tricky Word Worksheets

English Worksheet: www.cleverlearner .com   CVC Short Words Set 2

Maths: Planet Maths (see info. at the end of the page)

 

Wednesday:

Phonics – Continue to revise all Jolly Phonics sounds in Sounds Copy

Wordbox 18a – last five words

English reading – Revision of sight vocabulary

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: you, your, come, some, said

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words worksheet: your

English Worksheet: www.cleverlearner .com   CVC Short Words Set 2

Maths: Planet Maths

 

Thursday:

Phonics – Continue to revise all Jolly Phonics sounds in Sounds Copy

English reading – Revision of sight vocabulary

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: you, your, come, some, said

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words worksheets: come

English Worksheet: www.cleverlearner .com   CVC Short Words Set 2

Maths: Planet Maths

 

Friday:

Phonics – Continue to revise all Jolly Phonics sounds in Sounds Copy

English reading – Revise sight vocabulary

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: you, your, come, some, said

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words worksheet: some

English Worksheet: www.cleverlearner .com   CVC Short Words Set 2

Maths: Planet Maths

Word boxes

English Writing: Ready to Write A1 textbook pg. 71

If you don’t have the textbook practise letter formation on a page / in a copybook

English Worksheets: Log onto www.cleverlearner.com.

In the “reading and writing” section, click on “cvc short words set 2” and print one worksheet per day.

Maths:

We have now finished the Busy at Maths programme. I know the children really enjoyed the Busy at Maths interactive games. They can continue to revise all the junior infant concepts by playing interactive games using the Planet Maths programme.

Alternatively they may like to revise the newer concepts covered by completing pages in the Planet Maths ebook orally. The concept of combining is covered on pg.113-119 and money on pg. 122-128. Choose one activity daily.

Go to www.folensonline.ie and register

Select teacher

Fill in a username, email and password

For Roll Number use the code Prim20

In the Folensonline search engine enter Planet Maths Junior Infants. Click ebook to access the text book. Click resources to access the interactive games. The first few items are toolkits so you can ignore these. The games are listed as activities and will have a pencil icon beside each one.

Extra Work: Optional

  • Continue to read/listen to ebooks online. ( Register your own account on www.oxford.co.uk and start with age group 4-5 years. 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. )
  • Fine Motor Skills: Continue to exercise your fingers – colouring, cutting and sticking pictures from magazines/the newspaper, playing with lego/playdough/pegboards, making jigsaws/drawing a picture etc.
  • Finish incomplete pages in your Ready to Write/Busy at Maths/Small World textbooks
  • Summer Art and crafts –  draw a summer picture/create something associated with summer (some good ideas on pinterest)
  • Lots of summer themed activities on Twinkl

 

Take care everyone,

Máire Kirwan