Senior Infants Plan of work

Senior Infants Plan of work

Ms O’Byrne, Ms Hayden, Ms Ryan & Ms Flynn

18th – 29th 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 Monday 18th  to Friday 29th 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 all keeping well and enjoying the sunshine. As we make our way into what would have been our last few weeks in school, we hope the boys will enjoy doing even a little bit of the work listed below. However, do not feel under pressure to complete this work. As Mr. Flynn stated to us in our online staff meeting; “Our kitchens are not classrooms, and our homes are not schools. And you, parents, are not expected to be teachers. We will ensure your child catches up on everything when we finally return to school.

 

Below are some suggestions of what you could do with your child from May 18th-29th . The theme of this fortnight is ‘Minibeasts’.

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

How do I sign up for the free month?

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.ie/offer

Step 2: Enter the code  CVDTWINKLHELPS

 

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! 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. Say hello to all the boys from us.

– 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.

 

** There is a jollyphonics app parents can download at a cost of €5.49. Again this is optional, do not feel obliged to purchase it.

 

 

 

 

Week 1 –  

18th-22nd  – Suggested Activities

 

Literacy 

 

Story time 

The Cautious Caterpillar

 https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-l-526204-the-cautious-caterpillar-story-powerpoint

 

Rhyme – 

Incy Wincy Spider

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

 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Junior Infants:  Reading

  Starfall Website

 

Zac the Rat story

https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-sv-a/zac-the-rat/?sn=ltr-classic

 

 

Peg the Hen Story

https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-sv-e/peg-the-hen/?sn=ltr-classic

 

Word machine game

https://www.starfall.com/h/word-machines/word_machine_a/?

 

 

Senior Infants: Reading

 

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.  

 

 

 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 ‘The Cautious Caterpillar – draw a picture of Cody when he became a butterfly and write a sentence on how he felt when he turned into a butterfly.

 

 

 

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: Revise what was covered in book on ‘money’ last week

 

Senior Infants Maths book is linked below

 

Pages – 134, 135, 136, 137, 138

 

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

 

 

SESE – Minibeasts

 

PowerPoints

 https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-2547384-ks1-minibeasts-powerpoint

 

Oral language activities 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t2-s-1169-insect-information-cards

 

Writing 

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

 

– using junk materials / Lego etc to create a home for your favourite minibeast

 

 

Week 2

25th -29th May – Suggested Activities

 

Literacy 

 

Story time

The very busy spider’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfL0g-XRxnA

 

Rhyme / song

 ‘If I were a minibeast’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eajwaH0_2c

 

 

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/roi-l-246-phonics-activity-pack

 

Senior Infants

 

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-l-527242-phase-4-phonics-activity-booklet

 

 

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

Junior Infants:

Starfall website

 

The Big Hit Story

https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-sv-i/the-big-hit/?sn=ltr-classic

 

https://www.starfall.com/h/word-machines/word_machine_e/?

 

https://www.starfall.com/h/word-machines/word_machine_o/?

 

 

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

 

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 minibeast and draw a picture and label / write four description sentences about it. 

 

 

 

Numeracy –Junior and Senior Infants continue to revise the content of money

Junior infants: Revision of the Story of 1

Senior Infants: Introduce the formation of the number 10

 

– 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

 

 

The Story of one

   practice writing the number 1

– find one of as many things as you can in your kitchen

-colour one of each item in a group of items

 

Junior Infants Maths book is linked below –

Refer back to pages 34 and 35 in book for revision

 

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

 

The Story of 10

-Practice writing the number 10

-find 10 of a certain object in your house

-draw 10 sets of different items from your bedroom

 

Senior Infants Maths book is linked below

 

Pages – 84,85,86,87,88

                                                                          

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

 

 

SESE – Minibeasts 

 

PowerPoints 

 https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-5144-minibeasts-videos-powerpoint

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-5145-minibeasts-what-am-i-interactive-powerpoint-game

 

 

Story

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW-7MgHEZOE

 

Other activities 

 https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-5109-minibeasts-and-their-habitats-worksheet

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/cool-activities-senior-infants-minibeasts-roi-sc-145

 

Writing 

Pick one minibeast to research further- draw a picture of the minibeast and write a sentence about it.

 

Play /art 

Make your own minibeast hotel outside (if weather permits) or inside, using junk art

Use a paper plate/piece of paper to create your own minibeast