Homework for Week starting 20th April –
DOWNLOAD Senior Infants 20.4.2020
Here are the contact details for Learning Support in Senior Infants:
Special Educational Needs Teacher: SheilaMcKeever@johnstowngns.ie
Special Educational Needs Coordinator: LisaCorbett@johnstowngns.ie
In the pages below, please find further suggestions of activities, games and websites that you can use with your child or encourage them to work on them independently. These suggestions include both physical activity and curricular areas. We hope everyone is managing ok through these difficult times.
L. Walsh, M. MacNamara & A. Chandler
The following are suggested workbook related activities:
www.gillexplore.ie/products Senior Infants Skills Book pgs. 56; 84-85; 87.
Reading: Ten mins for pleasure each day.
Writing: My News: 3 sentences on a page and draw a picture.
Busy at Maths Text Book- Analysis of the Number Ten (Pgs. 86 – 96)
- www.cjfallon.ie “Small World Senior Infants” pages 38-41
- (P.38) Identify the difference between a “push” and a pull”- what makes things move.
- Please watch and discuss the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEg5GOVpUlE
- (p.40-41) Look and learn about the “life cycle of an apple” as well as the parts of a plant. (Room 16 only)
- (p.39)Look at old family photo albums about things that have changed from the past to present.
- www.twinkl.co.uk is a great website for extra resources for these three areas.
Practice some mindful colouring each day- plenty of worksheets can be found on Twinkl. Also, Artzone has great interactive lessons on Facebook.
Exercise & Movement Breaks
Note for parents:
The following can be used to use up some of the excess energy and also refocus or settle your child if used as a ‘movement break’ during schoolwork, similarly to when the children are in school.
- Cosmicyoga on www.youtube.com has many fun yoga/mindfulness activities that your child will be familiar with.
- Gonoodle and JustDance have fun dance activities
- Joe Wicks is delivering a P.E. class for schoolchildren daily – live at 9 a.m.
Comprehension skills can be improved by encouraging your child to discuss books you have read together or stories they have learned on line. Encourage them to use their imagination by asking them what/if questions or asking them to predict what would happen next etc.
Cbeebies bedtime stories on www.youtube.
Continue supported reading with your child. Use the Readers sent home or those of a similar level.
- www.folensonline.ie (Lots of free reading resources with a variety of e-book readers and sight vocabulary and interactive games appropriate for Senior Infants.)
- www.oxfordowl.com (Books with an ‘e’ in the orange circle are free. The books are narrated or alternatively you can turn off the narration.)
- Your child will be familiar with alpha blocks on www.youtube.com These are short videos that demonstrate the blending of phonics to make words. N.B.: Select the short 2-3 minute clips. The longer videos are frequently interrupted by ads.
- www.youtube.com also has Jolly Phonic videos. Again, your child will be familiar with these songs and phonic sounds. Writing: Do ‘rainbow writing’ of words you know.
- Write your news: 1-4 sentences including a picture illustration. (This activity could be used to keep a diary.)
- Write a letter or card to a relative Use phonic skills (letter sounds) to write 3 and 4 letter words.
- Continue to work on completing your handwriting workbook – previously sent home.
Sight word practice:
- Continue to work on /revise sight words – as previously sent home. (Remember, these are not words to be ‘sounded out’ but words that should be recognised and read like your name).
- – Please take 1 or 2 at a time (no more than a few together).
- Use sight word cards to play games ‘Go Fish’, Snap or similar.
- Find the sight words in a text or book you are reading
- N.B.: These words take time to learn and require regular practice and revision. The reward is worth the effort as they bring improved fluency and enjoyment to your child’s reading.
- www.twinkl.com (Many resources to practice sight words including sight word colouring pictures.)
- Number – Counting & Adding
Senior Infants maths lends itself perfectly to learning at home. There are numerous practical ‘bitesized’ activities that you can do with your child. Suggested activities are:
- Practise counting to 20 and back to zero
- Ask your child to identify the number before or after a named number up to 20.
- Practise counting physical objects e.g. shapes, buttons, sweet etc
- Use these objects to add on up to a total of ten e.g.: – ‘I have 5 apples, if I get 2 more how many will I have?’ – ‘I have 5 apples, how many more do I need to buy if I have 7 people who want apples’.
- You could then encourage your child to write the corresponding sum: 5+2=7
- Encourage your child to tell the time in hourly intervals.
- Discuss what you do at different times of the day.
- Days of the week & the Seasons of the year.
Practice naming the days of the week /the seasons of the year.
Encourage your child to order the days/seasons.
Ask your child which day /season comes next etc
There are many online resources for practicing maths skills. Your child should be able to work on these independently:
Please don’t worry if you are not comfortable with working on Gaeilge with your child. These are only suggested on-line sources if you would like your child to hear some Gaeilge!
- www.Cúla4.com a variety of age-appropriate resources
- TG4 has children’s programmes in Irish.
If in Room15 your child will be familiar with www.Buanacainte.ie. Resources can be accessed by topic.
If in Room16 your child will be familiar with the AbairLiom programme. Available from www.folensonline.ie
1.Click Register; 2. Select Teacher; 3.Fill in a username, email, and password; 4. For Roll Number use the code: Prim20
Suggested practical activities:
Encourage your child to design and create a book about Spring or other topics of
Encourage your child to research and discuss topics that interest them.
Examples of on-line Resources:
Dublin Zoo’s webcam.
SEAI for energy resources.
Safe food Education Resources
Irish Wild Flow
CLASSWORK PDF CAN BE DOWNLOADED Senior Infants