Senior Infants Plan of Work

Senior Infants Plan of Work
Ms O’Bryne, Ms Hayden, Ms Ryan & Ms Flynn

5th May – 15th May

This 2 week plan applies to all boys in Ms O’Bryne and Ms Hayden’s Junior Infants and Ms Ryan and MS Flynn’s Senior Infants from Tuesday 5th  – Fri 15th May.

Ms O’Bryne can be contacted during school hours by emailing aobryne@scoillorcain.com

Ms Hayden can be contacted during school hours by emailing ehayden@scoillorcain.com

Ms Ryan can be contacted during school hours by emailing sryan@scoillorcain.com

Ms Flynn can be contacted during school hours by emailing dflynn@scoillorcain.com

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

We hope you are keeping safe and not stressing too much about your boy’s school work. Below are some suggestions of what you could do from May 5th- 15th . The theme of this fortnight is The Zoo . 

This work includes Youtube Stories, Powerpoints and worksheets on Twinkl and other activities.

 

****To access the twinkl resources you may need to create a free parents account, to do this please see the link below

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Literacy in Junior and Senior Infants is most important so if you are going to pick one thing to do with your child, literacy is a great place to start.

Again please do not feel under any pressure to get this work done, these are only suggestions! When we are back in school we will pick up where we left off and work extra hard to cover any work that your child has missed. Reading a book, playing a game and having a conversation with your child is just as good so make the most of this time with your child and stay safe.

 

If you have any questions at all big or small please contact us at the email addresses given, we are more than happy to help and if you would like to send pictures of work / activities that the boys are doing at home we’d love to see them and reply to the boys. 

 

P.S. We miss all the boys very much!

– Infant Teachers 

 

* Please note – Boys that go to learning support or language support – The learning and language support teachers have put work separately on the website for the boys they take. Please check the website for work specifically aimed at these boys.

 

 

 

 

Week 1 –  

5th-8th  – Suggested Activities

 

Literacy 

 

Story time 

Dear Zoo –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rudDGRQ9QGA

 

Rhyme – 

An elephant walks like this – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ5xjwJzcgY listen to the rhyme and try to learn it – the boys could make up their own actions 

 

 

Sounds/ words – please take the time to revise the sounds / words covered as they will really help with the boy’s reading. 

• Revise all sounds – s,a,t,I,p,n,c,k,e,h,r,m,d,g,o,u,l,f,b,j,w,x,y,z,qu,ck (junior infants)

• Revise all sounds – ai, ee, or, ie, ng, oo, ch, sh, th, ou, oi, ue, er, ar, qu, ck. (senior infants)

• Pick a sound and find five things in your house that have that sound. 

• Practice writing simple words using the sounds above –

 For example: cat, pen, dog, tent, pond etc. (junior infants)

green, coat, pie, book, shop etc. (senior infants)

 

Extra worksheets for sounds

 

Junior Infants

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi-l-53978-cvc-word-writing-activity-pack

 

 

 

Senior Infants

 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi-l-368-phonics-read-and-draw-activity-sheet

 

 

 

Tricky / dolch words 

• Practice tricky/dolch words – lots of different games for these can be found on the website –www.sightwords.com

• Put tricky/dolch words into sentence

 A nice idea is to choose a word from the dolch list e.g. the, and – then when reading the book online / or books you might have at home ask your child to go on a word hunt and find the word as many times as they can in the book. 

 

Reading Website

There are different levelled reading books on this website which are great for reading. Start at the level from the link below and work your way up or down to find a book that your child finds easy to read.  

 

Junior Infants – https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/book/?id=2917&langId=1

Senior Infants – https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/?lbFilter[level-C]

 

Handwriting 

– please continue to practice the formation of all 26 letters- see worksheets here  https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-l-068-letter-formation-workbook

 

Writing 

After listening to the story dear zoo – write a letter / draw a picture to the Zoo telling them what animal you would like them to send you and why 

 

 

 

Numeracy

– Practice writing and recognising all numbers – 1 – 5 Junior Infants & 1-10 Senior Infants

– Make a number line 1 – 10 (Junior Infants) 1-20 (Senior Infants), cut it up and ask the boys to put it back together in the right order, then ask them which number comes before and after different numbers.

 

– Counting songs

Junior Infants – practice counting forwards/backwards 0-10

Senior Infants – practice counting forwards/backwards 0-20

Lots of fun counting songs can be found on youtube.

 

Days of the Week  –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXMofxtDPUQ

 

Months of the year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe9bnYRzFvk

 

 

Money

        Identify the coins 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c.

        Set up a play shop so they can practice using money

 

Junior Infants Maths book is linked below – if you can discuss the page and record answers

Pages – 119, 120, 121

 

https://content.yudu.com/web/1yssw/0A224cw/CMJIWeb/html/index.html?page=124&origin=reader 

 

Senior Infants Maths book is linked below

 

Pages – 131, 132, 133

 

https://content.yudu.com/web/1yssw/0A224cw/CMSI/html/index.html?page=140&origin=reader

 

 

SESE – The Zoo

PowerPoints 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-2548753-zoo-animals-whats-through-the-binoculars-powerpoint-game-english 

 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi-l-943-whos-at-the-zoo-solve-the-riddles-powerpoint

 

Ebook – 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi-t-2546191-exploring-my-world-whos-at-the-zoo-ebook

 

Oral language activities 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi-l-53550-whos-at-the-zoo-oral-language-activity-pack

 

 

Writing 

– Choose your favourite zoo animal , research it and find 3 facts about it. Write sentences about it and draw a picture.

 

– using junk materials / Lego etc create a home for your favourite zoo animal

 

 

Week 2

11th -15th May – Suggested Activities

 

Literacy 

 

Story time 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-2545622-ronald-the-rhino-ebook

 

Rhyme / song

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwRmivbNgQk

 

 

Sounds/ words – please take the time to revise the sounds / words covered as they will really help with the boy’s reading 

• Revise all sounds – s,a,t,I,p,n,c,k,e,h,r,m,d,g,o,u,l,f,b,j,w,x,y,z,qu,ck (junior infants)

• Revise all sounds – ai, ee, or, ie, ng, oo, ch, sh, th, ou, oi, ue, er, ar, qu, ck. (senior infants)

• Pick a sound and find five things in your house that have that sound. 

• Practice writing simple words using the sounds above – For example: cat, pen, dog, tent, pond etc. (junior infants) green, coat, pie, book, shop etc. (senior infants)

 

Extra worksheets for the sounds

 

Junior Infants

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-l-527053-cvc-word-activity-booklet

 

Senior Infants

 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/cvcc-phase-4-circle-that-word-activity-sheets-t-l-9251

 

 

Tricky / dolch words 

• Practice tricky/dolch words – lots of different games for these can be found on the website –www.sightwords.com

• Put tricky/dolch words into sentence

 A nice idea is to choose a word from the dolch list e.g. the, and – then when reading the book online / or books you might have at home ask your child to go on a word hunt and find the word as many times as they can in the book. 

 

Reading Website

There are different levelled reading books on this website which are great for reading. 

Junior Infants – https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/book/?id=2917&langId=1

 

Senior Infants – https://www.readinga-z.com/books/leveled-books/?lbFilter[level-C]

 

Handwriting 

– please continue to practice the formation of all 26 letters- see worksheets here  https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-l-068-letter-formation-workbook

 

Writing 

Choose your favourite zoo animal and draw a picture and label / write four description sentences about it 

 

 

 

Numeracy – continue to revise some of the content of last week and there is new pages up to complete on the chapter of money

– Practice writing and recognising all numbers – 1 – 5 Junior Infants & 1-10 Senior Infants

– Make a number line 1 – 10 (Junior Infants) 1-20 (Senior Infants), cut it up and ask the boys to put it back together in the right order, then ask them which number comes before and after different numbers.

 

– Counting songs

Junior Infants – practice counting forwards/backwards 0-10

Senior Infants – practice counting forwards/backwards 0-20

Lots of fun counting songs can be found on youtube.

 

Days of the Week  –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXMofxtDPUQ

 

Months of the year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe9bnYRzFvk

 

 

Money

        Identify the coins 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c.

        Set up a play shop so they can practice using money

 

Junior Infants Maths book is linked below – if you can discuss the page and record answers

Pages – 122, 123, 124

 

https://content.yudu.com/web/1yssw/0A224cw/CMJIWeb/html/index.html?page=124&origin=reader 

 

Senior Infants Maths book is linked below

 

Pages – 134, 135, 136

 

https://content.yudu.com/web/1yssw/0A224cw/CMSI/html/index.html?page=140&origin=reader

 

 

SESE – The Zoo 

 

PowerPoints 

 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/the-zoo-vet-what-am-i-animal-powerpoint-t-or-1114

 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/the-zoo-vet-counting-to-ten-powerpoint-t-or-1118

 

Ebooks 

 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/the-zoo-vet-ebook-t-or-1115

 

Other activities 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi-l-53551-whos-at-the-zoo-spatial-awareness-activity-sheet

 

Writing 

Research the job of the vet – draw a picture of the vet helping some of the zoo Animals and write a sentence about it

 

Play /art 

Create your own zoo- draw a plan of your zoo on a large pics of paper or use blocks or Lego etc to make it