Dear Parents and children                                                                          22/06/2020

It’s hard to believe it is the last week of school/home schooling!  Thank you for continued support and engagement with your child`s learning and I have truly enjoyed the year and I wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer.

 

Please note we are collecting books from families next week. Please ensure you include PM readers, library books and any other school property. Label the bag of books with your child’s name and class.

 Drop off days and times:

Thursday 25th June 9am – 12pm

Friday 26th June 3pm – 6pm

 

 

Here is a little bit of work to keep busy for the last week. Please feel under no pressure and pick and choose activities as you wish. 30-40 minutes daily is more than enough!!

 

 

 

 

New Stretch and grow:

Today we are going on an adventure with Olivia and Nicola. Click on the link below for a trip around Wexford and Carlow.

 

Get your favourite teddy to do this class with you. Make sure you have enough space to move around safely. Keep moving, use your imagination and have lots of FUN!!!

 

https://youtu.be/Sz0QtZPy0LI

 

PM readers:

Free PM readers online-Please read daily!!!!

Choose your child’s level based on their PM readers they have at home. They can try the next level if they are ready!!!

https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf

Login; pricipal@tarahillns.ie

Password: School2020

 

I have created a folder called “senior infants”

https://tarahillns-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/lredmond_tarahillns_ie/EnYJnAdT2xhIoG4xZdY-bTQBteA_8HQ628KFcSBx_cTj0w?e=P7Re6R

In this folder there are extra resources, pictures or sheets you can use. Feel free to use anytime.

 

Here is a list of activities you can do for this week:

          English:

  • Read daily with your child. Use the PM readers online and maybe take a trip to the re-opened library!!
  • Write a letter to your friend. Tell them what you have been doing and what you miss about school.
  • Handwriting-Summer maze and matching letters page 48-49. Feel free to finish this book over the summer!
  • Just phonics page 84-86 Feel free to finish this book over the summer.

 

Maths:

  • Days of the week. Talk about the different days of the week. What happens on a Sunday? What day is today/tomorrow? What day comes after Tuesday?etc.

Maths book page 119-124

Use the small maths book to do a little bit of maths throughout the summer.

 

Virtual School tours

Here is a link to some centres that are providing virtual school tours. It is a pity we missed our school tour this year but check out the links below to enjoy your online visit!

https://www.weareteachers.com/best-virtual-field-trips/

Dublin zoo:

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/elephants/

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/penguins/

https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/african-savanna/

 

Thank you for your support this year and I would like to wish you all a lovely, safe and enjoyable summer. I look forward to seeing you all again in September (fingers crossed) If you have any questions feel free to email lredmond@tarahillns.ie

I would love to see pictures of their great work and their fun activities over the summer. Many thanks

Laura Redmond

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Dear Parents and children                                                                          15/06/2020

Thank you for continued support and engagement with your child`s learning.

Please feel under no pressure and pick and choose activities as you wish. 30-40 minutes daily is more than enough!!

This week its Sports week!!!

Let’s get active and have some fun!

All our sports activities are available online on our padlet

Check it out!       https://padlet.com/asunderland1/qj1co9v1bj9ojxfj

In school we had started the Skipping up Carrauntoohil Challenge so we are going to try and complete it from home. Each skip you do, counts as climbing 1m up the mountain.

Each day you have 4 activities:

Sports Day Race,  Family Fun Activity,  Mini Challenge  Skipping.

In the last column you will find lots more challenges to keep you active throughout June. Pick what you like to try and enjoy. Don’t forget to take some photographs and send your favourite picture to your teacher. Use the scroll bar beside each day to view the different activities.

Please send photos to lredmond@tarahillns.ie to share your great explorations!

 

I have included a daily timetable-you might find this helpful for structure and routine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Stretch and grow:

Today we are going to the playground in Dillydale with our friends The Mr Men. Click on the link below to join the adventure.

You will need 2 big spoons and 1 ball (see pic below)

 

https://youtu.be/RFcpgHNC1GQ

 

Free PM readers online-Please read daily!!!! Choose your child’s level based on their PM readers they have at home. They can try the next level if they are ready!!!

https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf

Login; pricipal@tarahillns.ie

Password: School2020

 

I have created a folder called “senior infants”

https://tarahillns-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/lredmond_tarahillns_ie/EnYJnAdT2xhIoG4xZdY-bTQBteA_8HQ628KFcSBx_cTj0w?e=P7Re6R

In this folder there are extra resources, pictures or sheets you can use. Feel free to use anytime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports day race Family fun Mini challenge skipping
Monday Egg and spoon race 1.     Kick the can

2.    Obstacle course

Long puck

Long kick

Count your number of skips daily and email your total at the end of the week!

Lets see how high we can climb!!

 

Tuesday Welly toss Mouse trap Tennis ball challenge

Use a tennis ball (or any other ball)

Set a timer for 30 seconds. Throw and catch the ball off the wall. Repeat many times during the day, aim to beat your score.

 

Count your number of skips daily and email your total at the end of the week!

Lets see how high we can climb!!

 

Wednesday Sack race Kicking chair shoes Bucket Toss
Place the bucket a distance away    (1metre Junior Classes 2 m senior classes). See how many clothes pegs you can toss into the bucket in one minute.Try again and see if you can beat your score
Count your number of skips daily and email your total at the end of the week!

Lets see how high we can climb!!

 

Thursday 3 legged race Active snakes and ladders Noughts and crosses Count your number of skips daily and email your total at the end of the week!

Lets see how high we can climb!!

 

Friday Water race Musical chairs Blinding lights dance challenge!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuaGC2Ozuw4&app=desktop

Count your number of skips daily and email your total at the end of the week!

Lets see how high we can climb!!

 

 

*all available on padlet and in senior infants folder!               https://padlet.com/asunderland1/qj1co9v1bj9ojxfj

 

 

Here is a list of activities you can do for this week:

          English:

  • Read daily with your child. Use the PM readers online and maybe take a trip to the re-opened library!!
  • Write all about your favourite game/sport. Write how you play it and what you need.

E.g. My favourite game is snakes and ladders.

You need a dice. You go up a snake and down the ladder. I like to play with my mam and dad.

  • Handwriting-Summer maze and matching letters page 44-47
  • Just phonics revision page 82-83- Revise words and colour in neatly!

 

Maths:

  • Seasons: Talk about the seasons. Discuss the summer and what changes in the summer etc. Colour in neatly the picture on page 114.
  • Full/empty: Show pictures on page 115. Discuss which item is full/empty. Colour in the correct colour.

Maths book page 115-118 (1 page per day!!)

 

SPHE:

PAWS is an Irish programme that teaches children about water safety. Here is a link to a story and interactive games online. Have a good discussion about the importance of being safe with water.

Story time:      https://watersafety.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/PAWS-1-Presentation.pdf

Interactive games: http://paws.edco.ie/junior-and-senior-infants/

 

Please find this as a guideline. Keep safe and busy during this uncertain time.

If you have any questions feel free to email lredmond@tarahillns.ie

I would love to see pictures of their great work and their fun activities. We are all in this together.

Laura Redmond

________________________________________________________________________________Dear Parents and children                                                                          08/06/2020

Thank you for continued support and engagement with your child`s learing.

Please feel under no pressure and pick and choose activities as you wish. 30-40 minutes daily is more than enough!!

This week its Great outdoors and Science week!!!

We are inviting you explore your local environment, your garden, your local hill, your local beach and show me all you can see!

We are inviting you to photograph, create, make and write about our environment and natural world. Please send photos to lredmond@tarahillns.ie to share your great explorations!

 

I have included a daily timetable-you might find this helpful for structure and routine.

PE ideas:

Try daily PE lessons with Joe Wicks on youtube. Live every morning at 9am-You can search Joe Wicks PE on youtube and lots of child friendly PE activities will come up! Keep your child active and a great way to start every day! Feel free to join in too!

https://youtu.be/jhWmnEVA0y4

New Stretch and grow:

Today we meet a cat and a silly pair of shoes!!! We are using no equipment, just our imagination! Click on the link below to join the adventure.

https://youtu.be/l4mChc628Mk

 

Free PM readers online-Please read daily!!!! Choose your childs level based on their PM readers they have at home. They can try the next level if they are ready!!!

https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf

Login; pricipal@tarahillns.ie

Password: School2020

 

I have created a folder called “senior infants”

https://tarahillns-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/lredmond_tarahillns_ie/EnYJnAdT2xhIoG4xZdY-bTQBteA_8HQ628KFcSBx_cTj0w?e=P7Re6R

In this folder there are extra resources, pictures or sheets you can use. Feel free to use anytime.

 

Monday:

English Maths Great outdoor challenge!!
·         P.M. readers

Continue to read daily with your child!!

·         Just phonics page 62-63

Colour in picture and match words!

2 words are missing!!

Practice counting up to 20 with your child

Backwards/forwards

What number comes after 5?etc

 

Maths book page 110

Make a homemade bird-feeder

Check your recycling bin and see if you can recycle items to create a birdfeeder for your garden!! There are lots of cool, easy ideas online!
I have saved some of my favourite in my senior infants folder!!!

Take a picture of your great work-Try to what birds you can attract!!

 

Tuesday:

English Maths Great outdoor challenge!!
·         P.M. readers

Continue to read daily with your child!!

·         Write 3-5 sentences about your favourite animal.

Describe it and draw a picture of your animal!

 

Practice counting up to 20 with your child

Backwards/forwards

What number comes after 5?etc

 

Practice counting backwards!!

What comes before 8?etc

 

Maths book page 111

Litter pick up

Each year in Tara Hill we do a litter pick up! Get your gloves and plastic bag and try to clean up your area.

 

Thursday:

English Maths Great outdoor challenge
·         P.M. readers

Continue to read daily with your child!!

 

·         Handwriting: We are practicing v words

Try to write words around the edge that start with v

e.g. van,vet, vast

page 38

 

Practice counting up to 20 with your child

Backwards/forwards

What number comes after 5?etc

 

 

Children need practice figuring out what comes next and before. Try use cards to help teach the concept!

 

Maths book page 113

Art: Use outdoor materials to inspire some art ideas.
-Some ideas are in the senior infants folder

 

Wednesday:

English and Outdoor challenge Maths
·         P.M. readers

Continue to read daily with your child!!

 

Alphabet Scavenger hunt

Explore your garden and environment around you and find something from nature starting with each letter of the alphabet

e.g. a=acorn/apple tree/ant

b=bluebottle, bug etc

Write down the words and draw a picture.

 

 

*template available in senior infants folder!

 

 Alphabet Scavenger Hunt Practice counting up to 20 with your child

Backwards/forwards

What number comes after 5?etc

 

 

Maths book page

112

 

What comes between 3 and 5?

 

Wednesday:

English and Outdoor challenge Maths
·         P.M. readers

Continue to read daily with your child!!

 

Alphabet Scavenger hunt

Explore your garden and environment around you and find something from nature starting with each letter of the alphabet

e.g. a=acorn/apple tree/ant

b=bluebottle, bug etc

Write down the words and draw a picture.

 

 

*template available in senior infants folder!

 

Practice counting up to 20 with your child

Backwards/forwards

What number comes after 5?etc

 

Maths book page 110

 

 

 

Friday:

English Maths Great outdoor challenge
P.M. readers

Continue to read daily with your child!!

 

 

Practice counting up to 20 with your child

Backwards/forwards

What number comes after 5?etc

Children need practice figuring out what comes next and before. Try use cards to help teach the concept!

 

Maths SMALL book page 38

Fill in and colour

Minibeast Hunt:
how many bugs and insects can you find? Search under stones and wood and see what can you find!Can you name them all??

 

 

Please find this as a guideline. Keep safe and busy during this uncertain time.

If you have any questions feel free to email lredmond@tarahillns.ie

I would love to see pictures of their great work and their fun activities. We are all in this together.

Laura Redmond.

 

 

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HOME/SCHOOLWORK FOR WEEK BEGINNING 3RD JUNE

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all well and everyone enjoyed the extra-long bank holiday weekend and a break from work. Thank you so much to everyone who sent in photos of their cooking and recipes – I have lots of new ideas to try out in my kitchen! It is always lovely to hear from you all and see the great work you are doing at home. This week is WELLBEING WEEK so below in the SPHE section you will find some nice ideas that you can try out at home this week. If you want any extra wellbeing activities check out     Ms Sadlier’s Padlet where which has a wellbeing section and lots of different ideas in all the subject areas. As you know this is a 3 day week so there is less work assigned and as always do not feel pressure to get everything completed. Please contact me on asunderland@tarahillns.ie if you have any questions, to send me pictures of work or to share any news. If anyone has any problem accessing any of the links please contact me and I will email them to you directly.

 

MATHS

We are looking at money again this week. This time children are looking at amounts up to 99 c .Take out any coins you have at home again and call out values of money less than €1 and children can make up this amount using the least number of coins.

How many coins in the euro currency? Draw them out or do some coin rubbings.

Give your child an amount of money e.g. 16 c and ask them to make it up to 60c by adding more coins.

PUPILS COULD THEN LOOK AT BUSY AT MATHS PGS 152, 153 + 154 AND BRAINTEASERS PG 59

The following web-links are games based on money:

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-152/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-153/index.html

http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/19619/activity-154/index.html

Tables – Spend this week revising the -5, -6 and -7 tables

Complete Revision 17 + 18 on pg 50 and Revision 19 on pg 51 in your Table Toppers book

Play Tables Challenge Game

 

ENGLISH

Reading: ‘Read at Home’ read pgs 108 + 109

Read out the jokes and riddles on pg 52 of Exercise your English to your family and see if they can guess the answers. You can illustrate the jokes if you like.

You can now access the PM readers online. Go to https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf  and use login: asunderland@tarahillns.ie    Password: Tarahill20       Choose your child’s level based on the PM reader they have at home. When you choose a book click on read in bottom right hand corner – you may need to scroll down to see it.

Oral language:  Practise reading the poem ‘Walking Around the Zoo’ (pg 108 Read at Home) to your family. Make up actions to go with it and add lots of expression.

Nouns are ‘naming’ words. They tell us the name of a person, place or thing. For example: book, Mary, tree, Gorey. Name 10 nouns you can see around you.

 

Writing: This week for Wellbeing Week try writing some compliment notes for each person in your family. Or you could make a card to say thank you to someone for all the things they do for you.  Use your very best handwriting.

– Look at pg 69 of Exercise your English. Match the opposites and finish the sentences.

– Continue to practise cursive handwriting –Complete Go With the Flow pages 56 + 57

Spelling: We have now completed our Spellcheck books. This week look back over your old spelling tests and find words that you found tricky at the time. See if you can spell them now –if you can’t pick a few of them to work on this week.

Phonics: This work can be done in their phonics copy. Ask the children to come up with a list of words with the ‘ph’ sound e.g. phone, alphabet. They should try to come up with as many words as they can. You can check out this video . If you like you could pick your 5 favourite words and try to put them in super sentences – remember to use adjectives.

 

GAEILGE:

– This week revise and learn the colours as gaeilge. Here is a video listing the colours. Look at page 140 of Abair Liom. Match the word to the colour in Section A and write the correct colour in Section B.

Now try this quiz and worksheets linked here

– Listen to Room on a Broom as gaeilge Scuabtha Chun Siúil

– Revise old songs and poems and play the online games on www.folensonline.ie

-Listen to story watch a show on Cúla 4

 

S.E.S.E:

Geography – We have been looking at money again this week. All euro coins have a common side and a national side. The national side shows which country where they were come from. The national side has a symbol to represent that country. What symbol represents Ireland? Examine the euro currency you have at home see if you can find any coins that came from a different country. Take out an atlas or look up a map and find these countries. Watch this video to learn more about the euro.

Science – In Read at Home this week you read the poem ‘Walking Around the Zoo’ Take a virtual tour around Dublin Zoo and find out more about some of your favourite animals.

 

MUSIC/ART:

-For Wellbeing week draw pictures of all the things you are grateful for – you could draw them outside with chalk.

 

Out of the Ark  have a wellbeing section with lots of fun and catchy songs and activities to accompany them. They have free access at the moment. Have a listen and pick one to sing along to – I really liked and ‘Clap Hands, Stamp Feet’ and          ‘A little Bit of Kindness’.

– Mindfulness colouring. Nice relaxing activity that is good for fine motor control skills I have linked some pictures here .

-If you could design a new national symbol for a euro coin for Ireland what would it be. Trace around the outside of a bowl to make a circle and design your own coin.

 

 

SPHE:

This week is Wellbeing Week so try out a few of the following ideas:

-Go outside and feel the grass between your toes, lie back and look at the clouds. Spend some time trying to figure out the shapes they make.

– Do something kind for someone else each day this week.

– Tidy your bedroom or playroom. You will feel better afterwards and I bet Mam and Dad will be pleased too!

– Blow bubbles for ten minutes. If you have any worries pretend they are the bubbles that float away and when they pop they are gone!

– Count how many times you can make someone smile each day.

– Try another guided visualisation this one is called ’The Sleepy Train’ find a quiet space and listen here.

-Families could decide to do the Joyful June Calendar together – it has daily actions for June 2020 to help us look for what’s good even in difficult times.

 

 

P.E.– For Wellbeing  Week

– Get outside and stay active

– Try some guided meditations on Go Noodle   or Cosmic Kida Yoga

– Go outside, turn the music up and have a family dance off.

 

 

RELIGION– This week revise some of the prayers at the back of the Grow in Love book. Practise blessing yourself correctly saying The Sign of the Cross and try to remember saying the Morning Prayer and the Night Prayer going to bed.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear Parents and children

Thank you very much for your continued engagement and response to the work and the school challenges set! I know these are very difficult time so I appreciate all you are doing with your children. Thanks!

Can you believe it is June?  According to our school calendar, this week is a 3-day week so relax and enjoy the good weather!!!

Well done everybody on your wonderful cooking and baking this week!!  I got some great pictures of your wonderful food!!

This week in Tara Hill NS it is RSE and Wellbeing week. We will be providing resources such as meditation, yoga and or colouring work! These are just suggestions which you can use with your children to focus on wellbeing. Feel free to send pictures if you like any particular activity. lredmond@tarahillns.ie

I will be sending an R.S.E. senior infants lesson to be covered this week. . This will be sent in a separate email on Wednesday. Please read the material and cover this with your child! Thanks.

Here is this weeks work! Please feel under no pressure and pick and choose activities as you wish. 30-40 minutes daily is more than enough.

I have included a daily timetable-you might find this helpful for structure and routine.

 

Tricky words: (we are learning “ump” words this week)

bump                     lump                  pump

hump                      jump             thump

 

*Try daily PE lessons with Joe Wicks on youtube. Live every morning at 9am-You can search Joe Wicks PE on youtube and lots of child friendly PE activities will come up! Keep your child active and a great way to start every day! Feel free to join in too!

 

Free PM readers online-Please read daily!!!! Choose your childs level based on their PM readers they have at home. They can try the next level if they are ready!!!

https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf

Login; lredmond@tarahillns.ie

Password: seniorinfants2020

New Stretch and grow:

This week we have lots of work to do on our Trip to the Zoo. Click on the link below to join  in the fun.

For this week’s class all you need is- a sponge (any shape or size)

 

https://youtu.be/jAUO-Jc4K3A

 

Wednesday:

Literacy:   *read PM reader-(online or your own book)

-Practice daily reading the tricky words. Practice rhyming words e.g. what word rhymes with jump? Etc.

Create tricky word flash cards-just write them in large writing on pieces of paper.

-Put 3 tricky words in sentences. Write 3 sentences in your copy.

Maths:   Money: we are continuing to learn about money. Try find some coins in your house to help (1c, 2c, 5c, 10c).

Play How much money have I? Show your child 2-3 coins in your hand e.g.(2c, 1c 2c)

How much have I? It can be difficult for some children to grasp it is 5c not 3c(3 coins=3c) Try to explain that 2c represents 2 and 5c represents 5. Just because you have 3 coins they might think you have 3c.Keep practicing this daily.

Maths book page 107-adding up coins.

 

Mindfulness challenge: Cosmic yoga

This is a great, child friendly, free website. Try lots of fun stretches, stories and videos

Feel free to join it!! There is also a free app -cosmic kids yoga or their website is full of resources.

www.cosmickids.com

 

 

 

Thursday:

Literacy: read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Revision of “ump” words. Can you think of other words that have a “ump” sound.

Just phonics large book pg 60. –write the words underneath the pictures! Colour in neatly!

Maths: Money

Play shop:

Maths book page 108-colour in the correct number of coins. Use real coins to help!!

 

Mindfulness Challenge: Make a happy jar

Use an old jar to create a “happy” jar. Design the outside with colours or paper or ribbons etc. Write on little pieces of paper things that make me happy. e.g. I love ice-cream,   I love my pet dog etc.

Fold each piece of paper and put it in the jar. You can keep filling it anytime you do something fun!. It is nice if you are feeling sad, you can pick one out and it will be a happy thought/memory.

You can change the title to “Memory jar” where you write down your happy memories or “gratitude jar” or “Mary`s jar! And fill it with whatever good thoughts/ideas you like! Get creative!!

 

Friday

   

Handwriting (big book) pg 36-w

We are practicing cursive letter w. If confidant, try fill the page with w words, ensuring they are trying to join letters!! e.g.

Maths:

Practice shop: It costs 6c. Explore with your child the different ways to pay for this e.g. 2c+2c+2c, 5c+1c. Explore which is the best way. This concept needs a lot of practice. Explore other vales, 3c, 4c, 7c 8c, 9c, 10c.

Maths book page 109. Colour the correct amount. Talk through each picture and coins available!

Wellness challenge:

Mindfulness colouring. Sit down and colour in mindfulness sheets. If you do not have access to a printer (no problem!!)  use a colouring book or create your own mindfulness coloring page. Simply get a ruler and draw lines and patterns and use lots of colours to colour in neatly. Try to find a quiet space with no distractions!!

Extra activities:

 

  • Lots of wellbeing ideas in this folder. Feel free to use!

https://tarahillns-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/lredmond_tarahillns_ie/EttZCj8V0mFGlNhMp5FT5LUByxJ5F1sboe5vsL2NGM9-yg?e=AyiplL

  • twinkle.com have a lot of resources. Search their mindfulness colouring sheets and their art ideas for some inspiration.

Go to www.twinkl.ie/offer  and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS

Please find this as a guideline. Keep safe and busy during this uncertain time.

If you have any questions feel free to email lredmond@tarahillns.ie

I would love to see pictures of their great work and their fun activities.

We are all in this together.

Laura Redmond.

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Dear Parents and children                25/5/2020

According to our school calendar, this week is a 4-day week. (school was due to be closed Friday 29th May). Therfore we will just be providing work for the 4 days!

Well done everybody on your wonderful Art work. I got some great samples and pictures of the your wonderful Art!

This week in Tara Hill is Master Chef week in Tara Hill.  We would like all our students to get creative in the kitchen and help make/bake something sweet or savory. I wish I could taste some of them!

We would like you to email a picture of your food creations with your child. These pictures will be put together to create a powerpoint or a video for everyone to see all the great food work from our school!   These pictures will also be available from our website.

By sending the picture you are providing consent for the picture to be used on our school website. Please send your artwork to my email lredmond@tarahillns.ie

 

Here is this weeks work! Please feel under no pressure and pick and choose activities as you wish. 30-40 minutes daily is more than enough.

I have included a daily timetable-you might find this helpful for structure and routine.

 

Tricky words: (we are learning “ash” words this week)

Cash                      flash                    gash

Dash                     (eye) lash            mash

Rash                       crash                  trash

 

*Try daily PE lessons with Joe Wicks on youtube. Live every morning at 9am-You can search Joe Wicks PE on youtube and lots of child friendly PE activities will come up! Keep your child active and a great way to start every day! Feel free to join in too!

 

Free PM readers online-Please read daily!!!! Choose your childs level based on their PM readers they have at home. They can try the next level if they are ready!!!

https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf

Login; lredmond@tarahillns.ie

Password: seniorinfants2020

 

New Stretch and grow:

This week we join Super Mario on his quest to save Princess Peach. Click on the link below to join him on his adventure.
For this weeks class all you need is

– 4 rolls of toilet paper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M302romgzEE&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Monday:

Literacy:   *read PM reader-(online or your own book)

-Practice daily reading the tricky words. Practice rhyming words e.g. what word rhymes with cash? Etc.

Create tricky word flash cards-just write them in large writing on pieces of paper.

-Put 3 tricky words in sentences. Write 3 sentences in your copy.

Maths:   Money: This week we are learning about money. In senior infants they learn coins up to 10c. Try find some coins in your house to help (1c, 2c, 5c, 10c).

*make a shop: Take some toys/lego/fruit/any items and get the children to play shop. Label items prices e.g. teddy=5c    ball=2c. Play shop keeper and use the coins to play! Have fun with it!!

*create some coin rubbings;  Put coins under paper and shade over using pencils. Have fun!

 

Tuesday:

Literacy: read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Practice tricky words.

Make 3 tricky words with play dough/in flour/rice/shaving foam (its messy I know!!!).

Create 2 copies of tricky word flash cards and have a game of go fish. Each player gets 4 cards and try to make a pair! Eg. Have you got saw? No-go fish! Play along with brothers and sisters.

Revision of “ash” sound. Can you think of other words that have a “ash” sound.

Just phonics large book-59 –write the words underneath the pictures! Colour in neatly!

 

Maths: Money

Play shop:  Label an item 3c/4c/6c etc. How would I pay for this? Could I use 2 coins? Or 3 coins? Explore.

Maths book page 104

 

Wednesday:

Read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Literacy: Practice tricky words again! Play a tricky word treasure hunt. Hide all the tricky words around the house and time them to see if they can find them all-Make sure they read them when they find them!! They could have a race against their siblings!!

Handwriting (big book) pg 34 and 35 Capital letter D. and L. Explain that capital letters are for peoples names and places. Can you think of 2 people in senior infants that start with n? Do you know there is 2 girls in senior infants name starts with L? Practice the letters and write some names around the outside of the page!!

 

Maths:

Practice shop

Maths book page 105

 

 

Thursday:

Read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Religion: story of Jesus and the fishes

https://vimeo.com/171911184    Watch this video and talk through the story of how Jesus fed the people.

Grow in love book: page 36-37. Colour in the picture and find the route through the maze!

 

Maths:  Money

Play shop

Maths book page 106

 

 

Extra activities:

Lesson 28-ar an trá (on the beach) Use your book (pg96-99) to help and colour in the pictures.

  • Go-noodle: try new dance/activity daily. Try it out as a family.
  • Outside-Help with the gardening, build an obstacle course, count the flowers etc.Go for a walk/cycle. Have fun outside!!
  • Inside-Play card games/jigsaws/lego. Help around the house.
  • twinkle.com have a lot of resources. Search their mindfulness colouring sheets and their art ideas for some inspiration.

Go to www.twinkl.ie/offer  and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS

Please find this as a guideline. Keep safe and busy during this uncertain time.

If you have any questions feel free to email lredmond@tarahillns.ie

I would love to see pictures of their great work and their fun activities.

We are all in this together.

Laura Redmond.

________________________________________________________________________________

 

Dear Parents and children                18/5/2020

Thank you very much for your engagement and effort in schoolwork over the last few weeks. This week in Tara Hill is Virtual ART week. We would like all our students to do any form of artwork-it can be drawing, painting, playdough, or construction using any materials. The options are endless!! There are lots of ideas online-Get creative!

We would like you to email a picture of your art work with your child. These pictures will be put together to create a powerpoint or a video for everyone to see all the great art work from our school!   These pictures will also be available on our website.

By sending the picture you are providing consent for the picture to be used on our school website. Please send your artwork to my email lredmond@tarahillns.ie

 

Here is this weeks work! Please feel under no pressure and pick and choose activities as you wish. 30-40 minutes daily is more than enough.

I have included a daily timetable-you might find this helpful for structure and routine.

 

Tricky words: (we are learning “ng” words this week)

Sing                bang           song          hung

Wing              bring           spring        lung

Long               king

 

*Try daily PE lessons with Joe Wicks on youtube. Live every morning at 9am-You can search Joe Wicks PE on youtube and lots of child friendly PE activities will come up! Keep your child active and a great way to start every day! Feel free to join in too!

 

Free PM readers online-Please read daily!!!! Choose your childs level based on their PM readers they have at home. They can try the next level if they are ready!!!

https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf

Login; lredmond@tarahillns.ie

Password: seniorinfants2020

New Stretch and grow:

This week we go on a Superhero Adventure. Click on the link below for some super fun.

Why not dress up as your favourite Superhero and send us a pic, we love to see our Stars doing their Stretch n Grow at home .

 

For this weeks class you will need

– a frisbee or plastic plate

– 2 balls – roughly tennis ball size (1 ball will be ok if you don’t have 2)

 

https://youtu.be/BUGMBm7NHO8

 

Monday:

Literacy:   *read PM reader-(online or your own book)

-Practice daily reading the tricky words. Practice rhyming words e.g. what word rhymes with sing? Etc.

Create tricky word flash cards-just write them in large writing on pieces of paper.

-Put 3 tricky words in sentences. Write 3 sentences in your copy.

Maths:   Data: big book Page 100. Talk through the picture. Count the insects and colour in  the corresponding boxes. Ask questions based on the data. Is there more butterflies or ladybirds? Etc.

 

 

Tuesday:

Literacy: read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Practice tricky words.

Make 3 tricky words with play dough/in flour/rice/shaving foam (its messy I know!!!).

Create 2 copies of tricky word flash cards and have a game of go fish. Each player gets 4 cards and try to make a pair! Eg. Have you got saw? No-go fish! Play along with brothers and sisters.

Revision of “ng” sound. Can you think of other words that have a “ng” sound. E.g  playing

Just phonics large book-42 –write the words underneath the pictures! Colour in neatly!

 

Maths: Data

Pg101. Count each animal. Which has more? Fill in the graph. Colour the dogs and the cats the same colour. Answer the questions and ask your own questions based on the graph.

Wednesday:

       read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Literacy: Practice tricky words again! Play a tricky word treasure hunt. Hide all the tricky words around the house and time them to see if they can find them all-Make sure they read them when they find them!! They could have a race against their siblings!!

Revision of “ng” words Just Phonics page 43.

Maths:

Use lego/balls/blocks/pasta shells to explain 8 is more than 7 by 1. This can be a difficult concept to teach so they need visual materials. Create 2 sets (eg 10 in set 1, 8 in set 2). Ask questions..How many in set 1? Which has the most/least? How many more are there in set 1 than in set 2?

Lots of material work!!!

 Maths book page 102. Colour the largest set blue and the smaller set green.

 

Thursday:

Read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Handwriting (big book) pg 32 and 33 Capital letter n. and O. Explain that capital letters are for peoples names and places. Can you think of 2 people in senior infants that start with n? Do you know there is one boy in senior infants name starts with O? Practice the letters and write some names around the outside of the page!!

Maths:  Similar to yesterday!!!

Use lego/balls/blocks/pasta shells to explain 5 is less than 6 by 1. This can be a difficult concept to teach so they need visual materials. Create 2 sets (eg 10 in set 1, 8 in set 2). Ask questions..How many in set 1? Which has the most/least? How many less are there in set 2 than in set 1?

Lots of material work!!!     Book page 103. Colour less=red   more=yellow

 

Friday     -Quick quiz!!! Download free app-“kahoot”

Enter Pin  03977545

This is just a quick quiz about ng word and a little bit of maths! Try and see how you get on!!!

Extra activities:

Lesson 27-turas go dtí an bhfeirm (Trip to the farm)

 

  • Go-noodle: try new dance/activity daily. Try it out as a family.
  • Outside-Help with the gardening, build an obstacle course, count the flowers etc.Go for a walk/cycle. Have fun outside!!
  • Inside-Play card games/jigsaws/lego. Help around the house.
  • twinkle.com have a lot of resources. Search their mindfulness colouring sheets and their art ideas for some inspiration.

Go to www.twinkl.ie/offer  and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS

Please find this as a guideline. Keep safe and busy during this uncertain time.

If you have any questions feel free to email lredmond@tarahillns.ie

I would love to see pictures of their great work and their fun activities.

We are all in this together.

Laura Redmond.

 

 

________________________________________________________________________________

Dear Parents and children                10/5/2020

It’s hard to believe that we will not be returning to school until September. I`m very disappointed as I would say the children are. I can`t wait to see you all in a few months, fingers crossed!

We will be sending work for the next while, to try keep the children busy and engaged with learning.   Please feel under no pressure and pick and choose activities as you wish. 30-40 minutes daily is more than enough.

I have included a daily timetable-you might find this helpful for structure and routine.

 

Tricky words:

Once       upon          always

Eight         of            love

Also         cover           after

 

*Try daily PE lessons with Joe Wicks on youtube. Live every morning at 9am-You can search Joe Wicks PE on youtube and lots of child friendly PE activities will come up! Keep your child active and a great way to start every day! Feel free to join in too!

 

Free PM readers online-Please read daily!!!! Choose your childs level based on their PM readers they have at home. They can try the next level if they are ready!!!

https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf

Login; lredmond@tarahillns.ie

Password: seniorinfants2020

 

 

 

 

New Stretch and grow: This weeks activity is based on pirates.

For this weeks class you will need

– a dish cloth / tea towel / head scarf / towel (I used a dish cloth)

 

Check out our Facebook page Stretch n Grow Wexford & Carlow for a game to use your pirate name to really get the heart pumping

Pick a pirate name:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvf5EcDZWRI&feature=youtu.be

 

I would love to see my pirates in action-Feel free to email or send pictures/videos.!!!

 

Monday:

Literacy:*read PM reader-(online or your own book)

-Practice daily reading the tricky words. Have the children make up questions eg. Where is my lego? Etc

Create tricky word flash cards-just write them in large writing on pieces of paper.

-Put 3 tricky words in sentence and write a quick story!!! Start with once upon a time..

Maths:   Teaching “time” is a very important concept. Make sure your child can see a clock daily. Explain that there are 2 hands-1 big hand and 1 small hand. The big hand is the minute hand and small hand is the hour hand. We are learning how to read the time ___o`clock.

 

 

Make a paper clock;

Use a paper plate/card or paper. Make a large clock face with your child. Have them create and cut out hands and stick them on the clock. Ask them questions-What time is this? It is 8 o clock

Or…”show me 4 o`clock? Lots of fun time games.

Try online games:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words#

 

Tuesday:

Literacy: read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Practice tricky words.

Make 3 tricky words with play dough/in flour/rice/shaving foam (its messy I know!!!).

Create 2 copies of tricky word flash cards and have a game of go fish. Each player gets 4 cards and try to make a pair! Eg. Have you got saw? No-go fish! Play along with brothers and sisters.

Revision of “th” sound. Can you think of other words that have a “th” sound. E.g. thin, thumb,bath  -some “th” sound make a harsher sound e.g. this that these those

Just phonics large book-pg 52-53. Colour in neatly!

Maths: Keep practicing your clock work with your own paper clock. Keep referring to the clock daily. What time is it now?

Maths book page 97-Talk through the pictures and the time. E.g. At 9 o clock we go to school

At 2 o clock we go home . Please colour in neatly also!!!!

Play “What time is it Mr. Wolf!”

 

Wednesday:

       read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Literacy: Practice tricky words again! Play a tricky word treasure hunt. Hide all the tricky words around the house and time them to see if they can find them all-Make sure they read them when they find them!! They could have a race against their siblings!!

Handwriting (big book) pg  31   letter p. Practice writing letter p in cursive format. Write 5 words beginning with p around the outside of the page using cursive e.g. pig pat put path

Maths:

Maths book page 98-reading the clock faces.  Ensure number formation is correct! Use your homemade clock to help!

Thursday:

read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Just phonics book page 62-63. Match the words to the pictures. Which 2 words are missing?? Try really neat colouring in!!!

  Maths: page 99 Practice drawing the hands on the clocks.

Friday:

Read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Quick assessment-Can your child READ the tricky words?  Get the child to pick their favourite tricky word activity-word hunt/go fish/play dough/trick word rainbow.

Handwriting: Small book page 11. Maze and practice writing letter p. Discuss words that start with “p”

Maths-Quick quiz!!!

Download free app-“kahoot”

Enter Pin:  06418017

This is just a quick quiz about the clock! Try and see how you get on!!!

 

 

Extra activities:

lesson 26-lá sport

  • Go-noodle: try new dance/activity daily. Try it out as a family.
  • Outside-Help with the gardening, build an obstacle course, count the flowers etc.Go for a walk/cycle. Have fun outside!!
  • Inside-Play card games/jigsaws/lego. Help around the house.
  • twinkle.com have a lot of resources. Search their mindfulness colouring sheets and their art ideas for some inspiration.

Go to www.twinkl.ie/offer  and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS

Please find this as a guideline. Keep safe and busy during this uncertain time.

If you have any questions feel free to email lredmond@tarahillns.ie

I would love to see pictures of their great work and their fun activities.

We are all in this together.

Laura Redmond.

 

________________________________________________________________________________

Dear Parents and children                4/5/2020

Its hard to believe it is 7 weeks since we were in school! I hope you are all keeping positive and staying safe. Please find attached a list of work that can be done this week. Please feel under no pressure and pick and choose activities as you wish. 30-40 minutes daily is more than enough.

I have included a daily timetable-you might find this helpful for structure and routine.

If your child goes to our learning support teachers, they will email individual work ideas for your child. Integrate this work with the work below if possible.

You can create an account at www.folensonline.ie

You can use your phone/ipad/laptop  (Laptop probably best)

  1. Select teacher
  2. Fill in username and email and your password
  3. Roll number= Prim20

On this website you can access Abair liom B and Starlights (Literacy programme).

Tricky words:

  Who     what       when     how    

  Which     why       where

*Try daily PE lessons with Joe Wicks on youtube. Live every morning at 9am-You can search Joe Wicks PE on youtube and lots of child friendly PE activities will come up! Keep your child active and a great way to start every day! Feel free to join in too!

 

Free PM readers online-Please read daily!!!! Choose your childs level based on their PM readers they have at home. They can try the next level if they are ready!!!

https://app.pmecollection.com.au/bookshelf

Login; lredmond@tarahillns.ie

Password: seniorinfants2020

 

Senior infants were due to start “Stretch and grow” physical activities. They have been very kind and uploaded the activities online. This weeks activity is based on the circus.

You need 5/6 adult socks. Have fun!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4s-oj7T6Dw&t=42s

 

Monday:

Literacy:   *read PM reader-(online or your own book)

-Practice daily reading the tricky words. Have the children make up questions eg. Where is my lego? Etc

Create tricky word flash cards-just write them in large writing on pieces of paper.

-Put 3 tricky words in sentence and write a quick letter to your friend in school. Ask the questions you would like to ask your best friend e.g.    who is in your house? How are you?

Maths: Show your parents how you can count to 20-forwards and backwards! Ask-what number comes after __?what number comes before__? What come 2 after 5? Etc

Count how many cushions are on the sofa? How many spoons are in the drawer etc…Ask them to ask you questions also. Encourage them to count and see maths around the house.

Maths-Small book page 26-count and colour in neatly!

 

Tuesday:

Literacy: read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Practice tricky words.

Make 3 tricky words with play dough/in flour/rice/shaving foam (its messy I know!!!).

Create 2 copies of tricky word flash cards and have a game of go fish. Each player gets 4 cards and try to make a pair! Eg. Have you got saw? No-go fish! Play along with brothers and sisters.

Revision of “wh” sound. Can you think of other words that have a “wh” sound. E.g. whack, wheel, wheetabix

Just phonics large book-pg 54. Write 4 sentences. Read poem pg 55 Police report.

 

Maths: Keep 10 items and go through the story of 10 again!  Separate items into 3 groups-what is that sum eg. 3+2+4=9    Maths book pg 95

Wednesday:

       read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Literacy: Practice tricky words again! Play a tricky word treasure hunt. Hide all the tricky words around the house and time them to see if they can find them all-Make sure they read them when they find them!! They could have a race against their siblings!!

Wh-read poem pg 55 Just phonics and write the wh words pg 55.

Handwriting (big book) pg 27-28 matching.

Maths:

Small book page 27-Ensure number formation is correct. Encourage independent work

 

Thursday:

      read newPM reader-(online or your own book)

Tricky words: Make a rainbow of tricky words using your colours. This is just an example. Draw a rainbow and write your tricky words in different colours on the rainbow!

Log in folens.ie

Search starlight-senior infants. Click on unit 15-fairground. Click on book 15-all the fun at the fair.    https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/SI/resources/activities/SL_SI_ACT_CH15_003/index.html

Listen to the story. Ask the children questions throughout the story. What is your favourite fairground ride? Etc.

  Maths

Find 10 items again and have the children separate the items into 3 groups e.g. 3+6+1=10

How many different ways can you separate them into 3 groups? Discuss and play games with the items. Maths book page 96.

 

Friday:

        read new PM reader-(online or your own book)

Quick assessment-Can your child READ the tricky words?  Get the child to pick their favourite tricky word activity-word hunt/go fish/play dough/trick word rainbow.

Oral language: Poster 15-Click on story 1. Ask the children lots of questions.

Listen to the poem on Poster 15-“merry-go-round”.

Try the interactive “labelling” activity. Label the poster.

 

Maths-Play a card game with your child. Snap is an easy one to start with. Put the cards in numercal order. (race to put all hearts in order). Add cards together. Eg. 2+3=5

Make 10: Deal the cards into three rows of five face up, the rest are in a pile face down to the side. If you can add two cards that equal the sum of 10, you collect the cards. New cards are dealt into the holes that were left from the cards that were picked up. Face cards (K,Q, J, 10) can only be picked up if you have a matching pair.

Small book: number formation   10    page 28

Extra activities:

  • Use your Gaeilge book and folensonline.ie to view lesson 25-dul siar (revision) Play trath na gceist-revision of vocabulary.
  • Go-noodle: try new dance/activity daily. Try it out as a family.
  • Outside-Help with the gardening, build an obstacle course, count the flowers etc.Go for a walk/cycle. Have fun outside!!
  • Inside-Play card games/jigsaws/lego. Help around the house.
  • twinkl.com have a lot of resources. Search their mindfulness colouring sheets and their art ideas for some inspiration.

Go to www.twinkl.ie/offer  and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS

Please find this as a guideline. Keep safe and busy during this uncertain time.

If you have any questions feel free to email lredmond@tarahillns.ie

I would love to see pictures of their great work and their fun activities. We are all in this together.

Laura Redmond.

 

________________________________________________________________________________

Senior Infants Emergency Closure Work 4: April 27th

Dear Parents and children                27/4/2020

I hope you are all well and keeping busy and safe at home. It is strange for me and the other teachers to prepare work for our class at home but these are the strange times that we now live in.

Please find attached a list of work that can be done this week. Please feel under no pressure and pick and choose activities as you wish. 30-40 minutes daily is more than enough.

I have included a daily timetable-you might find this helpful for structure and routine.

If your child goes to our learning support teachers, they will email individual work ideas for your child. Integrate this work with the work below if possible.

You can create an account at www.folensonline.ie

You can use your phone/ipad/laptop  (Laptop probably best)

  1. Select teacher
  2. Fill in username and email and your password
  3. Roll number= Prim20

On this website you can access Abair liom B and Starlights (Literacy programme).

Tricky words:

  Saw                  put             could

Should              would          right

Two                  four          goes

Does                 made           their

 

*Try daily PE lessons with Joe Wicks on youtube. Live every morning at 9am-You can search Joe Wicks PE on youtube and lots of child friendly PE activities will come up! Keep your child active and a great way to start every day! Feel free to join in too!

 Monday:

Literacy:

-Practice daily reading the tricky words. You can practice 3-4 a day so you they can know all 12 by the end of the week.
Create tricky word flash cards-just write them in large writing on pieces of paper.

-Put 3 tricky words in sentences and write 3 sentences in your copy. How many can you put in 1 sentence??? See if you can get  3 or more in one big sentence!!

Maths: Show your parents how you can count to 20-forwards and backwards! Ask-what number comes after __?what number comes before__? What come 2 after 5? Etc

Count how many cushions are on the sofa? How many spoons are in the drawer etc…Ask them to ask you questions also. Encourage them to count and see maths around the house.

Maths-Small book page 24-count and colour in neatly!

 

 

Tuesday:

Literacy: Practice tricky words.

Make 3 tricky words with play dough/in flour/rice/shaving foam (its messy I know!!!).

Create 2 copies of tricky word flash cards and have a game of go fish. Each player gets 4 cards and try to make a pair! Eg. Have you got saw? No-go fish! Play along with brothers and sisters.

Rivision of sh th ch wh words. Ask your child-tell me a word that starts with sh, th, ch, wh eg. Shut. Ask them to put some of these words in sentences-eg. She has a shell.

Just phonics large book-pg 56. Colour and write the words under the picture! Colour all sh words one colour (you choose) Colour all th words another colour etc.

Maths: Keep 10 items and go through the story of 10 again!  Separate items into 2 groups-what is that sum eg. 5+4=9    Maths book pg 91

 

 

Wednesday:

Literacy: Practice tricky words again! Play a tricky word treasure hunt. Hide all the tricky words around the house and time them to see if they can find them all-Make sure they read them when they find them!! They could have a race against their siblings!!

-Oral language-discussion of food-What foods do you like? What foods do you not like? Whats your favourite thing in restaurant?

In your copy-create 2 columns-Foods I Like       Foods I don’t like

-write 5 foods in each column-encourage them to “give it a go” spelling themselves first and then help! Draw a lovely picture of all the nice food!!

 

Maths:

Small book page 25-Ensure number formation is correct. Encourage independent work

 

Thursday:

Tricky words: Make a rainbow of tricky words using your colours. This is just an example. Draw a rainbow and write your tricky words in different colours on the rainbow!

 

Rainbow Write Sight Words- FREEBIE by Courtney's Creations and Clips

Maths

Find 10 items again and have the children separate the items into 3 groups e.g. 3+6+1=10

How many different ways can you separate them into 3 groups? Discuss and play games with the items. Maths book page 94.

 

Friday:

Quick assessment-Can your child READ the tricky words?  Get the child to pick their favourite tricky word activity-word hunt/go fish/play dough/trick word rainbow.

Get your child to pick 2 of his/her favourite books in the house-Read them to them-If at their level allow them to read. If difficult book-pick out tricky words that the can read.

Read PM readers-Reminder please look after these books as the school have invested money in this reading scheme.

 

Maths-Play a card game with your child. Snap is an easy one to start with. Put the cards in numercal order. (race to put all hearts in order). Add cards together. Eg. 2+3=5

Make 10: Deal the cards into three rows of five face up, the rest are in a pile face down to the side. If you can add two cards that equal the sum of 10, you collect the cards. New cards are dealt into the holes that were left from the cards that were picked up. Face cards (K,Q, J, 10) can only be picked up if you have a matching pair.

Extra activities:

lesson 24-Hansel and gretal-Play the video and listen to the scéal! Try your best!! Is fear gaeilge briste ná bearla cliste!

  • Go-noodle: try new dance/activity daily. Try it out as a family.
  • Outside-Help with the gardening, build an obstacle course, count the flowers etc.Go for a walk/cycle. Have fun outside!!
  • Inside-Play card games/jigsaws/lego. Help around the house.
  • twinkle.com have a lot of resources. Search their mindfulness colouring sheets and their art ideas for some inspiration.

Go to www.twinkl.ie/offer  and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS

 

Please find this as a guideline. Keep safe and busy during this uncertain time.

If you have any questions feel free to email lredmond@tarahillns.ie

I would love to see pictures of their great work and their fun activities.

We are all in this together.

Laura Redmond.

 

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Senior Infants Emergency Closure Work 3: April 20th-24th

Dear Parents and children

I hope you are all well and keeping busy and safe at home. It is strange for me and the other teachers to prepare work for our class at home but these are the strange times that we now live in.

Please find attached a list of work that can be done this week. Please feel under no pressure and pick and choose activities as you wish. 30-40 minutes daily is more than enough.

I have included a daily timetable-you might find this helpful for structure and routine.

 

 

 

You can create an account at www.folensonline.ie

You can use your phone/ipad/laptop  (Laptop probably best)

  1. Select teacher
  2. Fill in username and email and your password
  3. Roll number= Prim20

On this website you can access Abair liom B and Starlights (Literacy programme).

Monday:

Literacy: Write 3-5 sentences in your copy of your news from last week. What did you get up to? I cant wait to read your news soon!!!

Maths: Show your parents how you can count to 20-forwards and backwards! Ask-what number comes after __?what number comes before__? What come 2 after 5? Etc

Story of 10-Find 10 toys/teddies/lego/cars/items. Divide them up and ask what the sum is eg. 9+1=10 etc. Play loads of games with the materials. Eg. I have hidden some-how many have I hidden…etc. Write down sums in Maths copy (story of 10).

 

Tuesday:

Literacy: Rivision of sh th ch wh words. Ask your child-tell me a word that starts with sh, th, ch, wh eg. Shut. Ask them to put some of these words in sentences-eg. She has a shell.

Just phonics large book-pg 58. Colour and write the words under the picture!

Maths: Keep 10 items and go through the story of 10 again! Maths book pg 90

 

Wednesday:

Literacy: Search starlights on www.folensonline.ie –create an account-see 1st page for directions.

search starlights senior infants and click on unit 14-Eating out. Find BIG BOOK14- Jacks first Chilli pepper. Listen to the book being read-Discuss what their favorite restaurant/food is. Did they ever eat chillis? Ask questions based on the story. Would you like a chilli pizza? Etc.

Find Poster 14-Eating out-Listen to the poem “The meal”. Ask them what is their favourite breakfast? Do they like this poem etc.

In their copies write 3-5 sentences on their favourite food. E.g.-My favourite food is _____.

It is _____. I also like ____.

Maths:

Small maths book pg 22-23. Say the poem “Make a c then a line-that’s the way we make a 9”

Colour and count.

 

Thursday:

Literacy: Look up www.folensonline.ie and search  starlight-Unit 14-Eating out

                                                                                                Poster 14 Eating out.

Click on poem and listen to the poem again and Listen to story 1. Find the labelling activity and get the children to label the poster. Try the spot the difference activity.

Maths

Keep practicing the story of 10-use your fingers to help!

Big book p91-Focus on counting and number formation.

 

Friday:

Get your child to pick 2 of his/her favourite books in the house-Read them to them-If at their level allow them to read. If difficult book-pick out tricky words that the can read.

Read PM readers-Reminder please look after these books as the school have invested money in this reading scheme.

 

-Maths-Play a card game with your child. Snap is an easy one to start with. Put the cards in numercal order. (race to put all hearts in order). Add cards together. Eg. 2+3=5

Make 10: Deal the cards into three rows of five face up, the rest are in a pile face down to the side. If you can add two cards that equal the sum of 10, you collect the cards. New cards are dealt into the holes that were left from the cards that were picked up. Face cards (K,Q, J, 10) can only be picked up if you have a matching pair.

 

Extra activities:

lesson 23-an caisc (Easter). Play the games and vocabulary matching. The kids should know how it works! Use their Abair liom book pg 80 and match the new vocabulary. Listen to the poem/scéal/comhrá. Colour and match the picture eg. Dathaigh an grian buí.

Try your best!! Is fear gaeilge briste ná bearla cliste!

  • Go-noodle: try new dance/activity daily. Try it out as a family.
  • Outside-Help with the gardening, build an obstacle course, count the flowers etc.Go for a walk/cycle. Have fun outside!!
  • Inside-Play card games/jigsaws/lego. Help around the house.
  • twinkle.com have a lot of resources. Search their mindfulness colouring sheets and their art ideas for some inspiration.

Go to www.twinkl.ie/offer  and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS

 

Please find this as a guideline. Keep safe and busy during this uncertain time.

If you have any questions feel free to email lredmond@tarahillns.ie

I would love to see pictures of their great work and their fun activities.

We are all in this together.

I hope to see you all soon in the future

Laura Redmond.

Senior Infants SET Work

  • Ms Grey, Ms Furlong and Mrs McGirr will email suggested work to their pupils.
  • Try  – Youtube Alphablocks Vowel Digraphs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senior Infants Emergency Closure Work 2: March 30th – April 3rd

Dear parents,

Please keep your PM readers safe. These readers were expensive and need to be returned when students are back to school.

Below is some work that you can complete with your child during the prolonged school closures. Reading and writing is important and should be done daily. Make sure you have a routine with work as well as fun!!

  • Maths: maths big book page 77-85 (one page per day). Talk through each page and make sure they form their numbers correctly.
  • There are lots of maths online games available free. Encourage your child to play maths games daily. There are apps available also!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction

 

  • English: phonics small booklet-11-15 (one page a day). Practice letter formation and words.
  • Handwriting-Do a page a day of handwriting from their books. We are using cursive handwriting so encourage proper letter formation.
  • Practice writing full sentences in their copies. 3 sentences per day. You can dictate sentences or write about any of the following topics or choose your own!

-my favourite toy     -My favourite book

-adventures of the magic scarecrow

-My favourite animal         -the scary monster.

  • Read daily–books from home. Read books to your child also.
  • Free e-books online-read daily!

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/teacherlogin.aspx

username: parents@harpercollins.net

Password: Parents20!

  • Sign up to go noodle-it is free! Get your child to pick their favourite dance/activity and show you! Better still, practice with them!
  • Play card games/board games

If you have any questions or want to send on pictures of work etc my email is lredmond@tarahillns.ie

Please also see below suggestions from the SET – Special Education Team.

If you have any questions you can contact us on our school emails – pgrey@tarahillns.ie, rmcgirr@tarahillns.ie, hfurlong@tarahillns.ie

Suggested SET work for Senior Infants.

  • Sight Words/Flashcards-recognition of these words, Play games like Slap/Swat the word, Memory games, BINGO etc. These can be sourced in www.sightwords.com. Ask your child to compose a sentence using a word, write the sentence in a copy, get your child to read over sentence, use as a revision tool.
  • Handwriting Practise- cursive sheets on twinkl website.
  • Phonics- Fuzzbuzz Letters Book. Sheets with CVC words to write and draw a picture  g rat, mat etc. Use the Sight and Sound Book B to practise blending. “Hairy Phonics” is a free app which is good as is The Jolly Phonics App. Twinkl website is excellent for generating phonic sheets.
  • Reading- read to your child as often as possible and hear your child read to you too- share the reading. Encourage expression and fluency and changing voice to express recognition of punctuation e.g pause for a comma, stop for a fullstop, surprise for an exclamation mark and a questioning tone for a question mark and change voice when there are speech marks. There are lots of books on line to read.

 

 

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Senior Infants Emergency Closure Work 1:

Dear parents,
Below is some work that you can complete with your child. Reading and writing is important and should be done daily.

  • Maths: maths small book page 11-21 (one page per day). Talk through each page and make sure they form their numbers correctly.
  • English: phonics booklet-2-10 (one page a day). Practice letter formation and words.
  • Read daily–books from home.
  • Write daily 2 sentences about your day.

e.g. Today is Monday. I played with my mam. Staple them all together to create a book. Design a front cover.

  • Play card games/board games
  • Practice letter formation of letters that we have learned so far
  • Practice ‘Look, Say, Trace, Cover, Write, Check’ using Tricky Words we have learned so far.
  • Write sentences using these Tricky Words.
  • Practice number formation of numbers 1-10.
  • Make a number line and practise maths games on it.
  • Write a story and illustrate it. Suggested topics : The Funny Snowman, The Sad Angel, The Hungry Reindeer.
  • Bake then write and illustrate a recipe.
  • Twinkl is a great site for lots of really good resources and they are offering free access for 1 month due to school closures which is brilliant.

 

  • Special education team work links below also

Below are a list of websites which you may find useful

Special Education Team – Emergency Work

Below are some really useful websites to have a look at:

 

English:

www.readingbear.org – phonics

www.storyberries.com

www.sightwords.com – good for sightwords

www.oxfordowl.co.uk – ebook library and other bits

www.primaryresources.co.uk

 

 

Maths:

www.primaryresources.co.uk

www.aaamath.com

www.nrich.maths.org