June 2nd-5th

June 2nd- 5th

Hello everyone!

I hope you enjoyed the fabulous sunshine and had a great weekend. Well done on all the wonderful work you completed last week. Parents, thanks for your ongoing support. As always my email address is mkirwanji@hotmail.com should you wish to contact me.

Below is a daily outline of work for the week. This week we have been asked to focus on English and Maths only. Once again 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.

Tuesday:

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

Wordbox 15a – last five words (at end of post)

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

Junior Infant Sight Vocabulary ji

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: was, to, do, are, all

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

The children have come across the word ‘are’ 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.

Tricky Word worksheet: was

Tricky Words Worksheets

English writing – Revision of letters – Ready to Write pg. 67

Maths – Oral work: Number

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

Maths interactive game 121, 121a (cjfallons website) /Busy at Maths text book pg. 121

 

Wednesday:

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

Wordbox 16a – first five words

English reading – Revision of sight vocabulary

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: was, to, do, are, all,

Tricky Word worksheet: to

English writing – Revision of letters – Ready to Write pg. 68

Maths – Oral work: Number

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

Maths interactive game 122, 122a / Busy at Maths text book pg. 122

Thursday:

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

Wordbox 16a – last five words

English reading – Revision of sight vocabulary

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: was, to, do, are, all,

Tricky Words worksheet: do

English writing – Revision of letters – Ready to Write pg. 69

Maths – Oral work: Number

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

Maths interactive game 123, 123a / Busy at Maths text book pg. 123

 

Friday:

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

Wordbox 17a – first five words

English reading – Revise sight vocabulary

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: was, to, do, are, all

Tricky Word worksheet: all

English writing – Revision of letters – Ready to Write pg. 70

Maths – Oral work: Number

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

Maths interactive game 124, 124a / Busy at Maths text book pg. 124

 

Wordboxes:

English Writing: Ready to Write A1 workbook

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

Maths Interactive Games:

www.cjfallon.ie : Click parent/student resources, Select level: primary, class: junior infants, subject: Maths, series: Busy at Maths, title: Busy at Maths – Junior Infants, resource: interactive.

To quickly access the games click on last page (page 13) which shows Weblink Activity 117a at the top of the page. This week’s interactive games are at the end of the page.

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.
  • Complete pages not done in your 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

 

May 25th – 29th

Hello everyone!

Girls and boys, well done on all the fantastic work you completed at home. Mums and dads, thanks for your ongoing support. Again my email address is mkirwanji@hotmail.com

Below is a daily outline of work for the week. Do not put yourself under pressure to complete everything, do as much as you can each day. Thank you.

Monday:

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

Wordbox 13a – first five words (at end of post)

English reading – Read  book 10  ‘The Spaceship’ ( www.edcolearning.ie )

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: I, the, he, she, me, be, we, (These words cannot be sounded out, they will have to be learned.)

The children have come across the words ‘I, the, we’ in their readers so they should already know these three tricky words. This week we are also going to focus on ‘he, she, be, me’. 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.

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words worksheet: I

Click on the link below to access these:

Tricky Words Activities

English writing – ‘f’ letter formation (practise in your Ready to Write book, on a page or print from the letter formation book on Twinkl )

Start at the dot, curve the top, come all the way down past the line, curve to the left and stop, lift and cross on the line.

Maths – concrete work – sorting coins (similar to last week)

coins template

Maths interactive game 118, 118a (cjfallons website) /Busy at Maths text book pg. 118

SESE – Chat about ‘Summer’ : months: May, June, July – warmer weather, sunshine, sun rises very early in the morning and sets late in the evening, spending time outdoors, bumblebees, butterflies, ladybirds, picnics, trips to the beach, barbecues, summer flowers, shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, sandals, staying hydrated – drinking water, ice-cream, holidays etc.

Tuesday:

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

Wordbox 13a – last five words

English reading – Read  book 10  ‘The Spaceship’

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: I, the, he, she, me, be, we,

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words worksheets: the, he,

Maths – concrete work: sorting coins according to their value

Maths interactive game 119, 119a / Busy at Maths text book pg. 119

SESE – Summer: oral work

Wednesday:

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

Wordbox 14a – first five words

English reading – Read  book 10  ‘The Spaceship’

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: I, the, he, she, me, be, we,

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words worksheet: she

English writing – ‘s’ letter formation (practise in your Ready to Write book, on a page or print from the letter formation book on Twinkl )

Start at the dot, make a curve, slope, curve back and stop.

Maths – concrete work: sorting coins according to their value

Maths interactive game 120, 120a / Busy at Maths text book pg. 120

Thursday:

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

Wordbox 14a – last five words

English reading – Read  book 10  ‘The Spaceship’

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: I, the, he, she, me, be, we,

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words worksheets: me, be,

Maths – concrete work: sorting coins according to their value

Maths Busy at Maths Home/School book pg. 38

SESE – Summer Flowers: A Small World pg. 53 / complete orally

Friday:

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

Wordbox 15a – first five words

English reading – Read  book 10  ‘The Spaceship’

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words: I, the, he, she, me, be, we,

Jolly Phonics Tricky Words worksheet: we

Maths – concrete work: sorting coins according to their value

Maths Busy at Maths Home/School book pg. 39

SESE – Playtime: A Small World pg. 54 / complete orally

English reading: If you don’t have the book log onto www.edcolearning.ie username: primaryedcobooks, password: edco2020, click on “Big Box Stories – My Little Box”, click on book 10 “The Spaceship”

English Writing: Ready to Write A1 textbook

If you don’t have the textbook download the “Letter Formation Workbook” free from the Twinkl website : page 7 for ‘f’, page 20 for ‘s’. Alternatively you may just wish to practise writing in a copy/on a sheet.

www.twinkl.ie/offer : Under “new to Twinkl” create an account and make sure to enter the offer code IRLTWINKLHELPS

Maths Interactive Games:

www.cjfallon.ie : Click parent/student resources, Select level: primary, class: junior infants, subject: Maths, series: Busy at Maths, title: Busy at Maths – Junior Infants, resource: interactive.

To quickly access the games click on last page (page 13) which shows Weblink Activity 117a at the top of the page. This week’s interactive games are just below it – 118a-120a

SESE:

If you don’t have the book log onto www.cjfallon.ie : Click parent/student resources, Select level: primary, class: junior infants, subject: SESE, series: Small World, then click on the eye icon.

Complete  pages 53 & 54 orally.

 

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.
  • Gross Motor Skills: bilateral integration this week
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • 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

 

 

 

 

Easter Raffle

The winners of the Easter Raffle belatedly drawn today were

Alan Cushe – Age 21 + VAT

Grace Gill  – Junior Infants- Mrs. Kirwan

Stephen Sheehan –  5th  – Mr. O’Brien

Robin O’Toole  – 3rd – Ms. Kinsella

 

Congratulations everybody and thank you once again for your support. All proceeds go towards the young peoples trip to Lourdes. 

18th-22nd May: Mrs. Kirwan

Hello to all!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Well done boys and girls on all the super work you did last week. Parents, thank you for your support and effort. My email address is mkirwanji@hotmail.com if you would like to send on photos of work completed or if you have any questions or concerns.

As you are aware your child’s books are available for collection this Wednesday 10am to 12 noon if you wish to collect them.

For those of you that have a school Dandelion reader at home, I would ask you to put it away safely and you can return it to me in September.

Below is a daily outline of work for the week. Do what you can each day, there is no pressure on anyone to complete everything.

Take care,

Máire Kirwan

 

 

Monday:

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

Wordbox 10a – last five words (at end of post)

English reading – introduce sight vocabulary from final book ‘The Spaceship’

We, big, they,

( The word ‘big’ can be sounded out phonetically. However ‘We’ and ‘they’ are tricky words. These words were introduced in previous books – the kids came upon ‘we’ with a small ‘w’ and also ‘They’ with a capital ‘T’. Your child should hopefully remember these tricky words.)

Daily practice of these three 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 – ‘z’ letter formation ( practise on a page or print from the letter formation book on Twinkl )

Start at the dot, go across, slope, then go back across and stop.

Match the rhyme ‘in’ worksheet (cleverlearner.com website)

Maths – Sing/say the days of the week starting with Monday. Oral work: Today is …, Yesterday was …, Tomorrow will be …

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 1c and 2c coins at home use this coins template

Maths interactive game 113, 113a (cjfallons website)

SESE – Cat Family: complete orally (cjfallons website)

Tuesday:

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

Wordbox 11a – first five words

English reading – practise vocabulary: We, big, they

Match the rhyme ‘un’ worksheet

Maths – Sing/say days of the week, Oral Work: Today is.., Yesterday was …, Tomorrow will be …

Maths – concrete work: sorting coins according to their value – 1c, 2c, 5c,

Maths interactive game 114, 114a,

SESE – Water: complete orally

Wednesday:

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

Wordbox 11a – last five words

English reading – practise vocabulary: We, big, they

English writing – ‘e’ letter formation (practise on a page or print from the letter formation book on Twinkl )

Start at the dot, come out and over, make a curve through the dot and stop. 

Match the rhyme ‘ag’ worksheet

Maths – Sing/say days of the week, Oral Work: Today is.., Yesterday was …, Tomorrow will be …

Maths: Concrete work: 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. The interactive games below should help.

Maths interactive game 115, 115a,

SESE – Magnets: if you have a magnet at home allow the children to experiment and see what objects are attracted to the magnet.

Thursday:

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

Wordbox 12a – first five words

English reading – practise vocabulary: We, big, they

CVC Short Words set 1 worksheet ( www.cleverlearner.com )

Maths – Sing/say days of the week, Oral Work: Today is.., Yesterday was …, Tomorrow will be …

Maths interactive game 116, 116a,

Complete pg. 37 Busy at Maths

SESE – Old or Modern? : complete orally

Friday:

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

Wordbox 12a – last five words

English reading – practise vocabulary: We, big, they

CVC Short Words set 1 worksheet

Maths – Sing/say days of the week, Oral Work: Today is.., Yesterday was …, Tomorrow will be …

Maths interactive game 117, 117a

Log onto www.cleverlearner.com

In the “reading and writing” section, click on “rhyme: match and trace” and print one worksheet per day.

In the “reading and writing” section, click on “CVC short words set 1” and print the first two worksheets.

If you are unable to print these sheets, complete orally instead.

English Writing:

Download the “Letter Formation Workbook” free from the Twinkl website to revise all letters or just page 27 for ‘z’ and page 6 for ‘e’. Alternatively you may just wish to practise writing in a copy/on a sheet.

www.twinkl.ie/offer : Under “new to Twinkl” create an account and make sure to enter the offer code IRLTWINKLHELPS

Maths Interactive Games:

www.cjfallon.ie : Click parent/student resources, Select level: primary, class: junior infants, subject: Maths, series: Busy at Maths, title: Busy at Maths – Junior Infants, resource: interactive.

To quickly access the games click on last page (page 13) which shows Weblink Activity 117a at the top of the page. Go back one page to page 12 and you will see Weblink Activity 113a listed. Click on the eye icon to access weblink activity 113a. When on this page you will also be able to access interactive game 113.

SESE

www.cjfallon.ie : Click parent/student resources, Select level: primary, class: junior infants, subject: SESE, series: Small World, then click on the eye icon.

Complete  pages 49-52 orally.

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.
  • Gross Motor Skills: more balance activities this week

Scavenger Hunt

 

 

Take care everyone!