Suggested weekly work for Senior Infants- 30/03/20- 03/04/20
A note from teachers:
We hope everyone in Senior Infants is getting on well. We know this is a difficult time for everyone, but we are sure you are all listening to your parents/guardians and helping out at home.
Do your best with this work but please do not worry if you are unable to access the websites. Time spent learning practical activities such as baking, cooking, learning to tie laces etc. would also be time well spent. Do your best and keep safe.
- Continue to read the books sent home in your homework folder. Also, read some books you may already have at home- see can you spot some words you know? Are you able to retell the story in your own words?
- Keep reading all the word lists in your homework folder. Can you put these into sentences?
- Our letter of the week is capital ‘V’- can you think of when you would use a capital letter? Practice writing a capital V: Start on the blue line, down, and back up to the blue line’ Remember… we don’t lift our pencil until our letter is written! You could make the Capital Letter ‘V’ using playdough, lego, pasta, rice…
- Now is a great time to practice your free writing! You can write different things you’re getting up to with your family! It will be fun to read these together when we get back to our classrooms.
- Simple addition up to and including number 10, for eg: 2+5, 7+2, 9+0 etc. If children are struggling encourage them to use their fingers or objects such as stones, rice crispies etc.
- Encourage children to name the number before 10, the number after 7, the number between 2 and 4
- Time: Introduce the children to the time. In Senior Infants it is only o’clock and half past that are covered. Allow children to work on o’clock first.
Let the children explore the long hand and the short hand on the clock.
For o’clock the long hand is always pointing to 12. The short hand then tells us what time it is.
What shape is a clock?
How many numbers are on a clock?
What number is the long hand pointing to?
What number is the short hand pointing to?
What time is it on this clock? Why is it __ o’clock?
What time do you get up in the morning?
What time do you eat your breakfast?
What time do you go to bed?
How do you check the time?
Where do you find the time?
- Additional resources:
To access resources for Gaeilge, please visit; https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/abair-liom-senior-infants/resources/
Register as ‘Teacher’, enter your details as appropriate, and when redirected to the next page, enter ‘Prim20’ as Roll Number.
This will then redirect you to the ‘Abair Liom B’ page (if not, just search this title in the webpage’s search bar).
Click on the ‘themes’ tab on the left-hand side of the page, and select ‘Ocáidí Speisíalta’, scroll down and choose from any of the 3 ‘An Cháisc’ options.
These will give your child access to conversations, games, vocabulary, stories and poems under the theme of Easter, which we would have been covering at school this week!
An Cháisc – Easter
The vocabulary below is used throughout the games and activities in this section. Students usually learn such vocab by listening to it, so the list below is to assist parents/guardians who may like to discuss the activities with students.
Seacláid - chocolate
Ubh chásca – Easter egg
Sicín – chicken
Milseáin - Sweets
Coinín - rabbit
An ghrian- the sun
Ag bailiú- collecting/gathering
Get creative at home using whatever materials are available to you. Using recyclable materials, such as egg cartons, milk cartons, cardboard boxes, plastic wrapping, tinfoil, Sellotape, rubber bands etc., for junk art is always a firm favourite with students. Perhaps give them a task such as ‘make a vehicle for the Easter Bunny’ or whatever you deem appropriate and relevant to their current interests.
Encourage children to draw and colour pictures, or maybe even make cards to send to loved ones at this time.
Colouring sheets are widely available online, Twinkl has some lovely ones available at https://www.twinkl.ie/search.
History/ Science/ Geography:
- If you’re out for a walk in the park have a look around for some signs of Spring…
- Did you see any:
blossoms, daffodils, nests, inscects, baby lambs, calves?
- Draw some pictures of what you found on your Spring walk.
Spring makes the world a happy place,
You see a smile on every face,
Flowers come out and birds arrive…
Oh! Isn’t it great to be alive!
Practice Mindfulness (Cosmic Kids yoga)
Youtube [Pick some activities on the following]:
- Go Noodle
- Just Dance
Talk about 2 things you are thankful for each day. Maybe you are glad the sun is shining, you had your favourite dinner, you played a great game with somebody at home, you went for a walk or played on your scooter/ bike…
Prayers – Pray with your family, you could say the Hail Mary/ Our Father together or maybe say your own prayers.
To help teachers, students and parents during this difficult time Grow in Love are granting free access to Grow In Love. Simply login on the www.growinlove.ie website with the following details:
In class this week we would be covering Theme 7: Holy Week and Easter
Additional Resources made free due to Covid19:
We will be in touch with you again after the Easter holidays. Have a safe and happy Easter and enjoy it as best you can.
We would like to say a big Happy Birthday to Finn who turned 6 last Tuesday, and Ava who will be 6 this Tuesday (Ms. O’Grady’s class). Also to Callie and Olly from Ms. Carmody’s class who have both turned 6 since we last saw you all!
Ms. Meskill, Ms. O’Grady, Ms. Carmody