Junior infants

Hi,

We hope you are all keeping well. We have some activity ideas below. Please don’t feel pressure to complete these. Do whatever suits your family. 

Thinking of you all, 

P. McLoughlin & S. O’Donnell

Uploaded June 22nd 2020: 22/6/2020 – 30/6/2020
Please note: For internet based activities please ensure your children are supervised while accessing the internet.
Theme Summer  
Literacy Summer ·         sun, beach, sand, bucket, spade, sea, water, signs of summer, summer clothes, going on holidays, what we need to bring, airplane, etc.

 

  Phonics & Reading ·         Jolly phonics -revise all sounds

·         Tablet/Device – Phonics Island – Letter Sounds Game & Alphabet Lite (free app) letter tracing, letter matching, sound recognition, sound bingo, memory matching game 

·         Revise List 1: a, am, at, go, here, I, is, in look, me, my, said, the up & we

·         Revise List 2: and, are, big, blue, can, come, for, going, green, like, little, out, play, red, see, this, to, yellow, you

·         Pick 2 words a day to practise: children could say a sentence using the word, write the word out 3 times, find the word in a book, use some card (e.g. cereal box) to make flashcards of the words.

  Stories ·         Pete the Cat goes Camping – https://safeYouTube.net/w/g3aM

·         Pete the Cat goes to the Beach – https://safeYouTube.net/w/b4aM

·         Online Library – you might like to try openlibrary.org.  You create a free account and can borrow up to 10 books. I’d suggest maybe some of the Dr. Seuss books, Cat in the Hat, One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Also search “Usborne Very First Reading” that should bring up a nice selection you can choose from.

  Fine Motor Skills Practise tying laces – https://safeYouTube.net/w/z5pL

How to tie your shoelaces – https://safeYouTube.net/w/l4rL

Build something using fingers e.g. lego, megablocks, puzzles

  Writing Children could draw and label a picture of Pete the Cat at the Beach.

Children could draw and lable a picture of Pete the Cat Camping.

 

Numeracy Number Rhymes ·         Five Little Speckled Frogs – https://safeYouTube.net/w/4RZL

 

 

     
  Number ·         Order and sequence number – work within 10 firstly: 1-5, 1-10 and 10-1

·         https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering

 

  Number ·         Count to 5/10

·         https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

 

Music Songs & Rhymes ·         The Beach – https://safeYouTube.net/w/cKZL

·         I Love Summertime – https://safeYouTube.net/w/b8aM

·         Sunscreen Song – https://safeYouTube.net/w/y8aM

Art Drawing ·         Draw and design a t-shirt and shorts for Summer.

 

SESE Virtual School Tour ·         Enjoy a virtual trip to the farm – https://www.countrytrust.org.uk/webcam

 

PE Athletics

 

·         https://join.healthy-kidz.com/go – Your access code should be in your school text messages.

·         Virtual sports day Friday June 26th.  

SPHE Self-care skills

 

Personal Safety  

·         Hand hygiene, social distancing, coughing etiquette, cocooning.

 

·         Personal safety – Water safety

Recognise dangers of water, e.g. depth, pollution.

·         Explore how accidents might be prevented in the water, e.g. at beach, in play pool at home, etc.

·         Discuss how to get help in an emergency.

·         Water safety Ireland, multiple choice questions – http://paws.edco.ie/junior-and-senior-infants/

 

       
Uploaded June 15th 2020: 15/6/2020 – 19/6/2020
Please note: For internet based activities please ensure your children are supervised while accessing the internet.
Theme Summer  
Literacy Summer sun, beach, sand, bucket, spade, sea, water, signs of summer, summer clothes, going on holidays, what we need to bring, airplane, etc.

 

  Phonics & Reading Jolly phonics -revise all sounds

Tablet/Device – Phonics Island – Letter Sounds Game & Alphabet Lite (free app) letter tracing, letter matching, sound recognition, sound bingo, memory matching game 

Revise List 1: a, am, at, go, here, I, is, in look, me, my, said, the up & we

Revise List 2: and, are, big, blue, can, come, for, going, green, like, little, out, play, red, see, this, to, yellow, you

Pick 2 words a day to practise: children could say a sentence using the word, write the word out 3 times, find the word in a book, use some card (e.g. cereal box) to make flashcards of the words.

  Stories I See Summer – https://safeYouTube.net/w/QxcL

 

Online Library – you might like to try openlibrary.org.  You create a free account and can borrow up to 10 books. I’d suggest maybe some of the Dr. Seuss books, Cat in the Hat, One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Also search “Usborne Very First Reading” that should bring up a nice selection you can choose from.

  Fine Motor Skills Practise tying laces – https://safeYouTube.net/w/z5pL

How to tie your shoelaces – https://safeYouTube.net/w/l4rL

Build something using fingers e.g. lego, megablocks, puzzles

  Writing Children could draw and label the things they would pack for a holiday.

Children could draw and label the things they would pack for a summer picnic.

 

Numeracy Shape – 2D shapes https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/shape-monsters

 

  Number Order and sequence number – work within 10 firstly

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/chinese-dragon-ordering

 

  Maths Vocabulary – comparisons https://www.topmarks.co.uk/early-years/lets-compare

 

Music Songs & Rhymes Rainbow Colour Song –  https://safeYouTube.net/w/94cL

Shake your sillies out – https://safeYouTube.net/w/AHqL

 

Art Drawing Create and draw your very own ice pop and design a wrapper for it too.

Make a face or a pattern using leaves, twigs, pebbles and flowers.

 

SESE Virtual School Tour Enjoy a virtual trip to the zoo – https://www.blairdrummond.com/animals/webcams

 

PE Athletics

 

https://join.healthy-kidz.com/go – Your access code should be in your school text messages.

Practise the egg and spoon race or the welly boot toss.

SPHE Self-care skills

 

Personal Safety  

Hand hygiene, social distancing, coughing etiquette, cocooning.

 

Stranger Danger (Say No To Strangers) – https://safeYouTube.net/w/cSrL

 

       

Uploaded June 8th 2020: 08/6/2020 – 12/6/2020

Please note: For internet based activities please ensure your children are supervised while accessing the internet.
Theme Under the Sea  
Literacy Under the Sea ·         Fish, crab, shell, starfish, shark, jellyfish, seahorse, turtle, whale, swordfish, angelfish, squid, octopus, diver, ship, anchor, yacht,
  Phonics & Reading ·         Jolly phonics -revise letters – z, w, ng, v, oo & oo https://safeYouTube.net/w/2RWI

·         Tablet/Device – Phonics Island – Letter Sounds Game & Alphabet Lite (free app) letter tracing, letter matching, sound recognition, sound bingo, memory matching game 

·         Revise List 1: a, am, at, go, here, I, is, in look, me, my, said, the up & we

·         Revise List 2: and, are, big, blue, can, come, for, going, green, like, little, out, play, red, see, this, to, yellow, you

·         Pick 2 words a day to practise: children could say a sentence using the word, write the word out 3 times, find the word in a book, use some card (e.g. cereal box) to make flashcards of the words.

  Stories ·         Sharing a Shell – https://safeYouTube.net/w/rcBI

·         Mister Seahorse – https://safeYouTube.net/w/lYkK

  • Online Library – you might like to try openlibrary.org.  You create a free account and can borrow up to 10 books. I’d suggest maybe some of the Dr. Seuss books, Cat in the Hat, One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Also search “Usborne Very First Reading” that should bring up a nice selection you can choose from.
  Fine Motor Skills ·         Cutting activities/tearing paper.

·         Jigsaws

·         Lego/block building

  Writing ·         Children could about their favourite sea creature and draw it.

·         Children could write “A message in a bottle” to someone they miss/or someone in their family, e.g. I miss you. I will see you soon. Visit me at address.

 

Numeracy Algebra ·         Count underwater creatures to 5/10

·         https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting

  Number ·         Teddy Numbers: Practise numbers / words up to 5/10

·         https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/teddy-numbers

 

  Number Rhymes ·         Crocodile Song – https://safeYouTube.net/w/j2XJ

 

Music Songs & Rhymes ·         I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside – https://safeYouTube.net/w/nrrK

·         Under the Sea – https://safeYouTube.net/w/NtrK

 

Art Drawing ·         Create some “Under the Sea” art or crafts there are lots of ideas here. https://www.hellowonderful.co/post/15-playful-under-the-sea-creatures-to-make-with-kids/

 

SESE Virtual School Tour ·         https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/puffin-cam/

·         https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

 

PE Athletics

 

SPHE Self-care skills

 

Safety and Protection

·         Hand hygiene, social distancing, coughing etiquette, cocooning.

 

·         Water Safety – http://paws.edco.ie/junior-and-senior-infants/

 

·         Plan/Discuss how to get help in an emergency

       

Uploaded June 1st 2020: 01/6/2020 – 5/6/2020

Please note: For internet based activities please ensure your children are supervised while accessing the internet.
Theme Under the Sea  
Literacy Under the Sea ·         Fish, crab, shell, starfish, shark, jellyfish, seahorse, turtle, whale, swordfish, angelfish, squid, octopus, diver, ship, anchor, yacht,
  Phonics & Reading ·         Jolly phonics -revise letters – z, w, ng, v, oo & oo https://safeYouTube.net/w/2RWI

·         Tablet/Device – Phonics Island – Letter Sounds Game & Alphabet Lite (free app) letter tracing, letter matching, sound recognition, sound bingo, memory matching game

·         Revise: and, are, big, blue, can, come, for, going, green, like, little, out, play, red, see, this, to, yellow, you

·         Pick 2 words a day to practise: children could say a sentence using the word, write the word out 3 times, find the word in a book, use some card (e.g. cereal box) to make flashcards of the words.

  Stories ·         Tiddler – https://safeYouTube.net/w/aJBI

·         Commotion in the Ocean – https://safeYouTube.net/w/lPBI

·         Pirates Love Underpants – https://safeYouTube.net/w/s9BI

  • you might like to try openlibrary.org.  You create a free account and can borrow up to 10 books. I’d suggest maybe some of the Dr. Seuss books, Cat in the Hat, One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Also search “Usborne Very First Reading” that should bring up a nice selection you can choose from.
  Fine Motor Skills ·         Make a pasta necklace, e.g. macaroni on a shoelace.

·         Use tweezers to transfer small items between tubs or cups e.g. bits of pasta or rice

  Writing ·         Children could write a report on a sea creature and draw it. Here are some ideas:

o   This is a goldfish. It lives in water. It has fins.

o   This is an octopus. It lives in the sea. It has 8 legs.

Numeracy Algebra ·         Make your own pattern. You could use some things from your home, e.g. spoon, fork, spoon, fork…….apple, orange, apple, orange, …..

·         https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/shape-patterns

 

  Number ·         https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/ladybird-spots

 

  Number Rhymes ·         Once I Caught a Fish Alive – https://safeYouTube.net/w/PhBI

 

Music Songs & Rhymes

·         Over the Deep Blue Sea – https://safeYouTube.net/w/mbCI

 

Art Drawing ·         Draw some pictures from Under The Sea:

·         Draw a shark – https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/how-to-draw-a-shark/

·         Draw an octopus – https://safeYouTube.net/w/wdCI

SESE Geography ·         Ocean animals for kids – https://safeYouTube.net/w/cdXI

 

  Science ·         Materials – Using a bath, sink or basin and with an adult gather somethings from around your home and see if they sink or float in the water.
PE Athletics

 

·         https://join.healthy-kidz.com/go – Your access code should be in your school text messages.
SPHE Self-care skills

 

Safety and Protection

·         Hand hygiene, social distancing, coughing etiquette, cocooning.

 

·         Water Safety – http://paws.edco.ie/junior-and-senior-infants/

       

 

 

Uploaded May 24th 2020: 25/5/2020  – 29/5/2020

Please note: For internet based activities please ensure your children are supervised while accessing the internet.
Theme Transport  
Literacy Transport ·         walk, car, bus, bicycle, train, taxi, airplane, helicopter, tractor, boat, ship, motorbike, tram, van, lorry, submarine, hot air balloon
  Phonics & Reading ·         Jolly phonics -revise letters – ai, j, oa, ie, ee & or https://safeYouTube.net/w/abMH

·         Tablet/Device – Phonics Island – Letter Sounds Game & Alphabet Lite (free app) letter tracing, letter matching, sound recognition, sound bingo, memory matching game 

·         Revise: a, am, at, go, here, I, is, in look, me, my, said, the up & we

·         Pick 2 words a day to practise : children could say a sentence using the word, write the word out 3 times, find the word in a book, use some card (e.g. cereal box) to make flashcards of the words.

  Stories ·         The Way Back Home- https://safeYouTube.net/w/W2GG

·         I’m a Little School Bus – https://safeYouTube.net/w/05GG

  Fine Motor Skills ·         Practise tying laces – https://safeYouTube.net/w/7bMH

·         Build something using fingers e.g. lego, megablocks, puzzles.

  Writing ·         Children could draw the transport they use.

·         Then a parent/sibling could write a sentence which the child copies/traces e.g.  Look at my bike. Mam is on the bus. Dad is on the luas. Etc.

Numeracy Algebra ·         Make your own pattern. You could use some things from your home, e.g. spoon, fork, spoon, fork…….apple, orange, apple, orange, …..
  Number ·         Counting visible items at home, eg, blocks, lego, flowers, leaves

·          Sitting and standing while counting 0-5, eg 0(sit),1 (stand), 2 (sit), 3 (stand), etc

  Number Rhymes ·         Ten Little Airplanes – https://safeYouTube.net/w/WKGG

·         Ten Little Tractors – https://safeYouTube.net/w/1LGG

Music Songs & Rhymes ·         Tractor Song – https://safeYouTube.net/w/qycH

·         Bicycle Song –  https://safeYouTube.net/w/kzcH

Art Drawing ·         Draw a hot air balloon – https://artprojectsforkids.org/draw-hot-air-balloon/

·         Build a truck using 2D shapes such as circles, rectangles, squares, etc. See the image down below. Trace the shapes on a page, cut them out and glue them onto a page.

SESE Geography ·         Living things – Birds have also delivered mail/messages over the years. Can you see any birds outside? Do you know what the parts of a bird are called? Beak, wing, eye, leg, tail, breast? Do you know what a bird’s home is called? A nest!
  History

 

·         Stories – How is your post delivered? By bike? By van? A long time ago the postmen delivered post by horseback!

·         At bedtime (maybe) chat about what you did during the day. Put things in order of when they happened, e.g. In the morning we…. At lunchtime we…. Later we….

  Science ·         Materials – Can you find one thing inside or outside made from plastic, metal, wood and stone. Maybe you could take a photo or draw a picture of some of things you found and upload on seesaw for me to see? See below for image.
PE Athletics

 

·         https://join.healthy-kidz.com/go – Your access code should be in your school text messages.

Focus on sprinting this week.

SPHE Self-care skills

 

Safety and Protection -Personal safety

·         Hand hygiene, social distancing, coughing etiquette, cocooning.

 

·         Walking to the park/playground/local shops: Crossing roads carefully, look for cars and bikes before and when crossing, wait for green man at pedestrian crossing. Use a helmet when cycling.

Hi all,
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.
We have compiled a list of resources that we think you might find useful at home. These resources reinforce the learning that has been taking place in Junior Infants to date. These are suggestions only for you to use as you see fit. (Copy and paste the links into google and this will bring you to the appropriate pages)

English:
https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/u/5030791
– Covers letters and sounds initially with an aim to reading full sentences.
https://slp.cjfallon.ie/
– Junior Infants will be focusing on Activity book A (Unit 1-4) Some lovely games and activities to reinforce learning in phonics to date.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg
– Your children love watching and learning the sounds through the Alphablocks. Its a great way to reinforce letter sounds already covered.
https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/GuestView/EN18_JI_10_CORE/index.html
– Interactive core reader – A wet day. Children can practice the sight words initially, then read the story with an adult and then play the sight word game
https://www.sess.ie/sites/default/files/Resources/Cirricular_Material/DolchWord_List_220.pdf
– Junior Infants are working through list 1 of the Dolch words – above is a link to the first list.
http://www.dolchword.net/dolch-pre-primer-memory-game-1.html
– An interactive game to reinforce learning of the Dolch words. (sight words)
https://sightwords.com/sight-words/games/
– If you’re feeling very creative here are a few simple games you can make and play to help children memories these new words.

Maths:
There are so many interactive maths games available online also, below are a few examples:
https://nrich.maths.org/9086
– great for problem solving activities
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting
– great Maths and English games to play at home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/

Take care and we hope to see you all soon.
Ms O’ Donnell & Ms Mc Loughlin 🙂