Suggestions of suitable work to be completed in the event of Emergency School Closures.
Please do not continue work in their schoolbooks. Instead you may wish to do some of the following activities with your child.
- Revision of addition tables. Encourage your child to give quick responses. Use concrete materials/fingers if needed.
- Read a constant variety of different books every day (either a bookworm book or a story book from home). Don’t forget to ask your child questions on what they have read.
- Keep a diary of the days you are off. Write 4/5 simple sentences and draw a picture showing what you did each day. Staple the pages together and design a cover. Encourage correct formation of letters and spacing of words.
- Play math’s games on the Cracking Maths website or www.fun4thebrain.com
- Do riddles and puzzles.
- Revise your Tricky Words and use them in a short story. Illustrate your story.
- Revise our blends and word families by writing word lists of short stories based on these words, . E.g. “sh”, “ch”, “bl”, words or “-ill”, “-all”, “-ack”, “-ent” words
- Use websites provided for additional work.
- Bake and then write up and illustrate the recipe .
- Play games that involve following instructions. Do not repeat the instructions if possible e.g. listen and draw the picture being described.
Some useful websites:
- www.crackingmaths.ie – links to games based on maths program used in 1st Class.
- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ – thousands of quality resources,click on the early years
- http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page#– A fantastic site for e reading. You will have to register to gain access to the e books. Well worth the effort.
- http://www.familylearning.org.uk/phonics_games.html – Links to phonics games
- http://www.starfall.com/ – lots of games and reading activities based on abc’s and simple words (Learn to Read)
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/ – lots of fun games, stories and art activities
- http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/ – a great website with loads of links to games and activities for all subjects
- http://www.communication4all.co.uk/http/PhonicsWeb.htm – Jolly phonics cards for matching, lotto game, letter formation worksheets
- http://tes.iboard.co.uk/player/index.htm – activities we use on the Interactive Whiteboard in class. Use the menu on the left to pick a subject, and then a class group. The level suitable for Junior Infants is Reception Some of the activities may be difficult and require adult help.
- http://www.first-school.ws/preschool/printable-activities/index.htm – Worksheets, colouring pages, games based on different themes that can be printed