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Junior Infants

Welcome to Junior Infants, 2019/20.

 

 

End of Year message.

 

 

 

Congratulations Junior Infants …..or should I say the New Senior Infants!!!

 

You have reached the last day of your first year of BIG school!!

Traditionally we would have a party and move to your new classroom,

but for now, that very happy and exciting move will have to wait ‘til September.

 

You have all worked so hard over the past few months, in what have been

exceptional and new circumstances.

 

We have lived through history and you will all remember Junior Infants as a

very important time in your lives.

 

You all engaged brilliantly with online learning and I looked forward to seeing all your

work, drawings, videos, photographs and hearing your voice messages every single day.

 

 

I feel a little robbed of all the fun and happy months we did not get to share,

but I know there will be great news and excitement when we all meet again.

 

Every year I choose a poem or song that embodies a class.

 

 

This year the task was easier, especially when I think of how our journey together

started, and how a very diverse group of individuals all came together and

learned so much about working as a team, problem solving and made such wonderful

friendships and bonds that will last a lifetime.

You are my Explorers and together you all reminded me of the fantastic 80’s

adventure films I watched as a little child.

You were explorers on a mission, out to find a treasure, only to realise at the end,

that the treasure is in fact all the fun and friendships made along the way!!!

 

It's a bit retro, but I hope you enjoy.

 

 

 

To My Explorers 2020!!         https://youtu.be/AtL68HeS7b0

 

 

 

You are all wonderful and I am incredibly proud and grateful to have been

your teacher and so lucky to have been a part of your school journey.

 

Stay well and happy and I hope you all have the most stunning summer.

 

Thank you all,

 

Anita Halligan.

 

 

 

 

Daily Online-learning task list.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 22nd -Wednesday 24th of June.

 

 

Dear children and Parents,

And here we are at the end of your child's first year of school. The next few days will

be a celebration of all the wonderful progress and achievements and a gentle look

towards the future and Senior Infants. 

I wish you all a very happy, hopeful and fun-filled summer ahead and I thank you all for the wonderful support you have showm me and all the staff in the Junior room both throughout

the school year and during lock down.

I have no doubt that in future years, we will look back and be grateful for all the lovely 

memories and quality time we all spent with our families. 

Here's to a very happy few remaining days together!!

Anita Halligan.

 

 

 

Monday- 22nd of June.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics and CVC Revision.

Phonics revision-

https://youtu.be/WP1blVh1ZQM

Maths.

Money.

Coins. Identify 1, 2 and 5 cent coins.

Curriculum Focus.

History- The Year gone by- LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD.

See pictures of your new Senior Infant classroom on Seesaw and below.

SPHE and Well-being.

On this our last week of school. Here is some inspiration.

Try some cloud watching and listening to music that makes you happy.

https://youtu.be/T9T5fJDy_ig

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity per day.

 

Looking Back, Looking Forward.

 

juniorroom

 

 

The Room as it looked the last time you saw it-hometime with

chairs up on the desks.

 

 

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juniordoor

 

jhall

 

willow wall

Off to Senior Infants and your beautiful new room!!!

Fun and adventure awaits!!!

senior infants

 

 

Tuesday, 23rd of June.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.CVC/Sight Words.

Phonics revision- https://youtu.be/WP1blVh1ZQM

SEESAW.

SEESAW- Today is the last day of Seesaw.

Log in to hear my message to you.

SPHE and Well-being.

“Nothing Is Ever Out of Reach.”

Today make a wish for the future and draw a picture of it.

https://youtu.be/T9T5fJDy_ig

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity per day.

 

 

Wednesday, 24th of June.

 

Today is our Last Day.

No Seesaw or formal school tasks.

Have a magnificent summer children and thank you all so much for your beautiful messages, pictures,

task engagement and for your constant smiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 15th of June, 2020.

 

 

 

 

Dear children and parents,

 

We are now in our last full week of Junior

Infants. This week we will begin to wind 

down and focus on revision, completion of

maths topics and building in some fun and

creative tasks daily.

 

This week choose just 1 activity from the  red labelled

topics/literacy. Choose 1task from the blue maths subject

and 1 task or activity from the green subjects

daily. Different fun activities will be posted on

Seesaw each day to choose from as well.

 

I wish you all a brilliant week ahead.

Anita Halligan

 

 

Monday.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Phonics revision-Phonic alphabet.

This is where we make the sound of the letter and

list off in alphabetical order.

https://youtu.be/4zKr44iBFT0

https://youtu.be/XUvlnKMSVDQ

Sounds Like phonics P82.

Formation and writing.

Sounds Like Phonics A, P 38. Write the words under

the correct word families.

Reading, Starlight and oral language.

Folens Starlight- A Camping Trip.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH15_003/index.html

Reading the story, 2-3 pages daily and activities/extension

work from the weekly plan attached.

CVC/Sight words.

Use link; https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH15_003/index.html

To see the sight words to match the story.

Can you find other sight words from our lists?

Maths.

Addition.

Addition, including adding Zero to a set.

Planet Maths Pupil Workbook, P118.

Write the number and then add.

Colour the sets.

Curriculum Focus.

SESE: History, Geography and Science- combined topic.

Summer.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Explorers/ExplorersJI/resources/demonstrations/EX_JI_DEMO_004/index.html

SEESAW.

2 activities- choose 1.

Religion-

Spread out throughout the week.

Grow In Love: https://app.growinlove.ie/en/user/lesson-resources/56

Theme 7- Places to Pray –The Church, a special place to pray.

Action Rhyme: The Church.

Video- The Church, part 1, 2and 3.

Exploring the parts of a Church.

Grow In Love workbook, Pages 44 and 45.

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity.

 

 

Tuesday.

 Please choose 1 red subject activity, 1 blue and 1 green + fun Seesaw activity.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Phonics revision- Phonics revision-Phonic alphabet.

This is where we make the sound of the letter and list off in

alphabetical order.

https://youtu.be/4zKr44iBFT0

https://youtu.be/XUvlnKMSVDQ

Sounds Like Phonics, P 83.

CVC/Sight Words.

Sounds Like Phonics A, P 58. CVC words.

Sort the CVC words into the correct word families based

on ending sounds.

Reading, Starlight, Oral language.

Folens Starlight- A Camping Trip.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH15_003/index.html

Reading the story, 2-3 pages daily and activities/extension

work from the weekly plan attached.

Maths.

Addition, 0-5.

Planet Maths Pupil Workbook, P119.

Curriculum focus.

SESE/History- Materials.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Explorers/ExplorersJI/resources/demonstrations/EX_JI_DEMO_CH01_015/index.html

SEESAW.

2 activities- choose 1.

Aistear.

The camping trip or Garda station.

SPHE and Well-being.

Finding time to smile and laugh is time really well spent.

This should work from Go Noodle: https://youtu.be/6Lm4rSMDOR8

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity daily.

 

 

Wednesday.

 

  Please choose 1 red subject activity, 1 blue and 1 green + fun Seesaw activity.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Phonics revision- Phonics revision-Phonic alphabet.

This is where we make the sound of the letter and list

off in alphabetical order.

https://youtu.be/4zKr44iBFT0

https://youtu.be/XUvlnKMSVDQ

Sounds Like Phonics, P84.

CVC/Sight Words.

CVC real and nonsense words. Sort the words by colour

on each word block. Sounds Like Phonics A, P59.

Reading, Starlight, oral language.

Folens Starlight- A Camping Trip.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH15_003/index.html

Reading the story, 2-3 pages daily and activities/extension

work from the weekly plan attached.

Maths.

Number revision.

Planet Maths Pupil Workbook, P120.

Match and colour the ladybirds.

Curriculum Focus.

Science- Materials.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Explorers/ExplorersJI/resources/demonstrations/EX_JI_DEMO_CH03_002/index.html

Aistear.

Camping Trip or Garda station. 3o minutes daily.

Seesaw

2 activities- choose 1.

P.E and physical activity.

20 physical activity per day.

 

 

 

Thursday.

 

  Please choose 1 red subject activity, 1 blue and 1 green + fun Seesaw activity.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Phonics revision-Phonics revision-Phonic alphabet.

This is where we make the sound of the letter and

list off in alphabetical order.

https://youtu.be/4zKr44iBFT0

https://youtu.be/XUvlnKMSVDQ

Sounds Like Phonics P, 85.

Reading, Starlight and oral language.

Folens Starlight- A Camping Trip.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH15_003/index.html

Reading the story, 2-3 pages daily and

activities/extension work from the weekly plan

attached.

CVC/Sight Words.

SEESAW activity or

Sight words as per Camping Trip story.

Use link; https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH15_003/index.html

To see the sight words .

Say and repeat each word.

Maths.

Number- identify pairs of related facts.

Planet Maths Pupil Workbook, P121.

Match the birds that add up to same amount.

Colour the pairs to match.

Aistear.

Camping Trip or Garda Station- You can choose.

30 minutes daily.

Visual Arts.

Seesaw “SIGHTS ON SUMMER” art activity.

SPHE and Well-being.

Make a weekend plan- see picture attached.

Get the whole family involved in planning activities for the garden,

play, DVD or Movie night etc.

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity.

 

 

 

Friday.

 

  Please choose 1 red subject activity, 1 blue and 1 green + fun Seesaw activity.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Phonics revision-Phonics revision-Phonic alphabet.

This is where we make the sound of the letter and list

off in alphabetical order.

https://youtu.be/4zKr44iBFT0

https://youtu.be/XUvlnKMSVDQ

Sounds Like Phonics, P 86.

Reading, Starlight and Oral language.

Folens Starlight- A Camping Trip.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH15_003/index.html

Reading the story, 2-3 pages daily and

activities/extension work from the

weekly plan attached.

CVC/Sight Words.

Use link; https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH15_003/index.html

Sight Words interactive game activity.

Maths.

Time.

SEESAW links and activities.

See pictures attached.

Find and photograph the clocks,

calendars and timers around your home.

I would love you to send a few pictures via SEESAW.

Curriculum Focus.

SESE/Geography- Materials.

https://content.folens.ie/programmes/Explorers/ExplorersJI/resources/demonstrations/EX_JI_DEMO_CH02_002/index.html

SEESAW.

2 activities-choose 1.

SPHE and Well-being.

https://youtu.be/1b6axyuaKcY use your voice and body to express feeling.

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity.

 

 

Starlight Weelky Plan.

 

 

 

Junior Infants Core/Foundation Reader 4 – Guided Reading and Writing Lesson Plan

Unit

15

Text

Core/Foundation Reader 4: A Camping Trip

Theme

Holidays

Subtheme

Holiday fun

Genre

Report

Book band

Core: Red; Foundation: Pink

Sight words

that, there, some, like

New words

Core: camping, trip, bring, sleeping bag, tent, red, in, having, van, ice-pops, swimming pool, best, enormous, cool

Foundation: camping, sleeping bag, tent, fit, van, swimming, splash, jumping, trips

Phonics focus

/ng/, /th/

Comprehension strategies

Predicting, Summarising, Inferring (F)

Lesson resources

Starlight: Core Reader 4 (p. 1–12)

Starlight: Foundation Reader 4 (p. 1–12)

Starlight: Junior Infant Skills Book (p. 25–28)

Unit 15: Vocabulary lists (Core and Foundation)

Digital: Unit 15 Vocabulary Flashcards; Unit 15 sight word activity

Cross-curricular links

Maths – Sorting and Categorising: The children could sort summer and winter clothes and justify their choices.

Maths – Data: The children could gather data on the favourite ice cream flavours/types in their class. They could use the data to develop a graph.

Gaeilge: The children could cover vocabulary under the topic Laethanta saoire, such as linn snámha, uachtar reoite, culaith snámha, spéaclaí gréine, etc. The whole class could play a game where the teacher gives instructions such as ‘Cuir t-léine/spéaclaí gréine, culaith snámha ar Teidí’ and the children put child-size summer clothing items on a teddy bear.

The children could also play Te nó Fuar’ – a variation of the ‘Hot or Cold’ game.

SESE – Geography: Using a large map of the world, ask each child to come up in turn and to place a pin in the map to show a location where they have gone on holidays.   The class could have a discussion on different transport routes for holiday destinations (e.g. car, train, airplane, ferry or campervan).

SESE – Science: Conduct experiments with the class on heating and cooling. The children could predict and explore where the best place in the classroom would be to keep an ice-pop cold for the longest time. They could then record their findings.

The children could also explore floating and sinking during play in the water area.

Art: The children could design their ‘dream ice cream’, using colour, glitter, sequins, buttons, etc.

PE: The children could play ‘The Iceberg Game’. Lay sheets of newspapers or cardboard on the floor in the gym or yard. The children can stand on the newspaper, but not on the floor. As the game progresses, newspapers are removed. If a child stands on the floor, they are out of the game.

Games/
Activities

Songs: ‘The Ice Cream Song’ by Little Baby Bum and ‘A-Camping We Will Go’ (YouTube).

Videos: Ben and Holly, S1 E40, ‘Camping Out’; Peppa Pig, S1 E8, ‘Camping’; and ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ (YouTube).

Aistear Links

Sociodramatic play: A campsite could be set up in the classroom, with a pop-up tent, a pretend fire and some toy cooking equipment. The children could explore their new vocabulary in this area.

Puppets: The children could use classroom puppets to discuss concepts explored in the units and sings the songs they have listened to.

Small world: The children could use a basin of water as a ‘swimming pool’, with small figures as swimmers and lifeguards. This could also facilitate a discussion about water safety.

Construction: The children could construct miniature tents from paper, straws or ice-pop sticks.

Creative play: The children could make ice cream sundaes using different colours of playdough.

Water area: The children could explore floating and sinking, using different toys and objects.

Differentiation

Reading

Teachers can differentiate by using either the Foundation or the Core reader.

A full list of levelled readers at a variety of book band levels for the theme of ‘Holidays’ can be found on p. 104 of the Teacher’s Guide.

 

Writing

All children carry out the same writing task (Starlight Junior Infants Skills Book p. 28). Writing is differentiated by outcome.

Assessment

Running record – Unit 15, Core Reader 4: A Camping Trip

Running record – Unit 15, Foundation Reader 4: A Camping Trip

         

Reading outcomes

Element

Learning outcome

The child should be able to …

Communicating

LO 1

Enjoy reading a report (information book)

Understanding

LO 3

Understand conventions of print, including the function of a book title and the difference between storybooks and information texts

LO 5

Recognise the sight words: that, there, some, like

Read CVC words and short simple sentences

Use cues from pictures to read

LO 6

Acquire new vocabulary from a report (see new words lists)

Exploring and using

LO 7

Understand that a report gives us information about real-life topics

LO 8

Respond verbally to a simple report and ask and answer questions about the information given in it

LO 9

Make connections between their own life and a report

Summarise the main points of information in a report

LO 10

Read a simple report supported by illustrations, building fluency

 

 

 

Virtual Sports Day 2020.

 

 

 

The following are a list of suggested Sports Day Activities.

 

The link below is excellent for seeing examples of the different tasks and even

watching 1 or 2 might be enough to give your child some inspiration.

 

Some of the activities have music links too, which is cool!!

 

Sligo Education Centre – that link is

https://sites.google.com/holyangelsns.ie/virtualsportsday/the-activities.

They give little demonstrations on each activity etc.

 

Lots of daily activities will also count as Sports Day engagement too, such as;

 

A family walk or cycle, with all social distancing rules would also count as a great

sports activity.

 

A chalk or toy box obstacle course for younger siblings would be a lovely whole

family task.

 

You can create your own Sport Day by choosing 3 or 4 activities from the list below.

 

If you are the youngest or an only child, why not use a Teddy to be your partner for

the Penalty shootout. Try to score a goal without hitting poor Teddy.

 

Another thing we always had on Sports Day was a Teddy Bear pic-nic, this would be a

lovely activity to try in your garden- if the weather allows.


 

 

Suggestions of Sports Day Activities.

 

$1·         Three legged race

 

$1·         Sack Race

 

$1·         Long Jump

 

$1·         Standing Jump

 

$1·         Egg and Spoon Race

 

$1·         Long Puck

 

$1·         Long Throw

 

$1·         Sponge Race – Filling up a Bucket with Water using Sponges

 

$1·         100 metres, 200 metres, laps of field etc.

 

$1·         Wheelbarrow Race

 

$1·         Penalty Shoot Out

 

$1·         Chin Race – Running with a ball under Chin

 

$1·         Obstacle Course

 

$1·         Hula Hoop Race

 

$1·         Hopping Race

 

$1·         Crawling Race

 

$1·         Frog Leap

 

$1·         Treasure Hunt

 

$1·         Long Kick

 

$1·         Rounders

 

$1·         Welly Throw

 

$1·         Soloing Competition

 

$1·         Basketball Shooting

 

$1·         Musical Chairs

 

$1·         Kangaroo – (Ball between feet)

 

$1·         Bottle Bowling – Using Football and Bottles

 

$1·         Timed Jigsaw making

 

$1·         Create an obstacle course for you and your siblings

 

$1·         Flip Cup!

 

$1·         Keepy Uppies!

 

$1·         Dances from ‘Just Dance’. Or create a new dance!

 

$1·         Skipathons

 

$1·         Dribbling ball around obstacles in the garden.

 

$1·         Bicycle Race/Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Infant Daily

 

 

worklist and Seesaw details.

 

 

 

Dear Parents and children,

June is traditionally the month when all the fun and exciting

events take place, such as Sports Day and school tours!!

This week the school will have a virtual Sports Day. It will

take place on Thursday and a list of suggested activities

will be posted here on the School Website with further,

more Junior Infant level, activities posted on Seesaw also.

On Friday, the work list tasks are optional and I suggest that

the pupils create a picture, written(list of words) or voice recorded

note about the Sports Day and how they got on, instead of any

formal school work. 

 

 

I hope you all have great fun planning your week and

please remember,the daily work list is just a suggested

menu to choose from. I would suggest the following;

Take 1 or 2 tasks daily from the Red colour-coded subjects,

1 blue and then just 1 green subject daily.

I also suggest that if the children are engaging in other

tasks and exploration at home, treat it like a subject/task

and reduce the formal school/home work accordingly.

 

To all the parents returning to full time work inside and

outside the home, please do not feel under pressure to cover

all the work listed. I would recommend using Seesaw to just

upload snaps and examples of the colouring, lego building, reading,

making etc they children are engaging in and that will count

as learning. We are here to support you and the children in

any way possible- not add to your workload after a full day of work.

 

 

The children are doing so well and are a credit to you,

their families.

I wish you all a very safe and happy week ahead.

 

Anita Halligan.

 

 

Week beginning 8th of June.

 

Monday.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Sounds Like Phonics A, P54. Match each letter to the correct picture and colour the

pictures.

CVC/Sight Words.

SEESAW activity.

Reading and Starlight Scheme.

Folensonline- Core Reader 4 of Up,Up and Away!!

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH16_003/index.html

or for a reading challenge/advanced or parent and pupil shared reading, try this story;

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH16_004/index.html

Using the interactive Big Book, read 3-4 pages daily and explore the glossary at

the end.

See weekly plan attached below for daily content and activities.

Formation and writing.

Handwriting Without Tears booklet.

See picture attached.

Sentence writing. Key points to remember;

Start at the left and write left to right. Begin letters at the top, put a finger

space between each word. Sit all your letters on the line. Put a full stop at the end.

Maths.

Addition.

Planet Maths Pupil Workbook, P114.

Count the bears, Write the numbers. Add.

Irish.

An scoil- sa chlós.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L28_001/index.html

Pupil workbook, P96-97.

Using link above engage in the online tasks of;

Cuardach 1 agus an scéal.

Amhrán: Féach Orainn.

Aistear.

The Airport.

30 minutes play per day.

Curriculum Focus.

SESE-Science: Mini Beasts.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Explorers/ExplorersJI/resources/demonstrations/EX_JI_DEMO_CH03_001/index.html

SEESAW.

2 tasks/Activities listed.

Physical activity & well-being.

20 minutes physical activity daily.

 

Handwriting Without Tears.

 

HWTfongerpointstartingposition

Remeber to start at the top and work left to right.

teacher finger space HWT

Use the pointer finger from your helping hand to create a finger space.

HWTfinishedproductwithfingerspace 

Clear finger spaces help the reader see each word in the sentence.

HWT Sentence writingweek2june

 

 

 

Tuesday.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Phonics revision- Sounds Like Phonics A, P 55. Write the beginning letters.

CVC/Sight Words.

Sounds Like Phonics A, P 56. Blend the letter sounds to make CVC words.

Colour the pictures.

Reading.

Folensonline- Core Reader 4 of Up,Up and Away!!

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH16_003/index.html

or for a reading challenge/advanced or parent and pupil shared reading,

try this story;

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH16_004/index.html

Using the interactive Big Book, read 3-4 pages daily and explore

the glossary at the end.

See weekly plan attached below for daily content and activities.

Formation and writing.

Handwriting Without Tears booklet. See picture attached.

Sentence writing.

Maths.

Addition.

Planet Maths Pupil Workbook, P115.

Irish.

An scoil- sa chlós.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L28_001/index.html

Pupil workbook, P96-97. Point to the pictures for

key words.

Using link above engage in the online tasks of;

Cuardach 2 agus an scéal.

Amhrán: Féach Orainn.

Aistear.

The Airport.

30 minutes play per day.

Curriculum Focus.

SESE: Science-

Life Cycle of a Butterfly.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Explorers/ExplorersJI/resources/demonstrations/EX_JI_DEMO_CH03_001/index.html

SEESAW.

2 activities listed.

 

Religion.

Grow In Love- Seasonal Lesson 6: Summertime.

https://app.growinlove.ie/en/user/lesson-resources/66

Poem- Thank You God for Summertime.

Activity- Nature Walk.

Grow In love Pupil Workbook, P64.

Physical activity& Wellbeing.

20 minutes physical activity daily.

SEESAW activity.

 

 

Wednesday.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Phonics revision- SEESAW

CVC/Sight Words.

Sounds Like Phonics A, P57. Read the CVC words. Match them to the correct picture.

Read the CVC words to make a sentence. Colour.

Reading and Starlight.

Folensonline- Core Reader 4 of Up,Up and Away!!

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH16_003/index.html

or for a reading challenge/advanced or parent and pupil shared reading, try this story;

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH16_004/index.html

Using the interactive Big Book, read 3-4 pages daily and explore the

glossary at the end.

See weekly plan attached below for daily content and activities.

Formation and writing.

SEESAW writing/scribbling/drawing activity.

Maths.

Addition.

Write the numbers and add.

Planet Maths Pupil Workbook, P116.

Irish.

An scoil- sa chlós.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L28_001/index.html

Using link above engage in the online tasks of;

An scéal agus Foclóir 1.

Pupil Workbook, P 98-Colour the pictures by looking back at

Pgs 96-97 for colours etc.

Amhrán: Féach Orainn agus Dán: An Chlós.

Aistear.

The Airport.

30 minutes per day.

Curriculum focus.

SESE- History.

Dr. Jane Goodall- Video, story and Qquestions.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Explorers/ExplorersJI/resources/demonstrations/EX_JI_DEMO_CH01_014/index.html

SEESAW.

2 activities.

SPHE and Well-being.

I Got This Feeling….Get up and dance!! Dancing is really good for us

physically and mentally. It changes our mood and gets positive chemicals

in our brains flowing.

Go Noodle: https://youtu.be/KhfkYzUwYFk

P.E and Physical Activity.

20 minutes physical activity daily- or dancing!!!!

 

 

Thursday.

 

School Virtual Sports Day.

See website main page for details and ideas.

Junior Infant specific tasks and activities

will appear on Seesaw.

ENJOY!!!

 

 

 

Friday.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Phonics revision: re-cap the phonics sounds by watching the

video on link below;

https://youtu.be/ttCFcWe_-iI

https://youtu.be/JVYa4Vv4mYY

 

Reading-OPTIONAL.

Folensonline- Core Reader 4 of Up,Up and Away!!

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH16_003/index.html

or for a reading challenge/advanced or parent and pupil shared reading, try this story;

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH16_004/index.html

Using the interactive Big Book, read 3-4 pages daily and explore

the glossary at the end.

See weekly plan attached below for daily content and activities.

 

 

Aistear.

Tidy away your Aistear area.

SEESAW.

School Sports Day Feedback and reflection.

Use Seesaw to reflect or upload a picture or

voice note about Sports Day.

SPHE and Well-being:

Go Noodle- Clap it out syllable song

and movement: https://youtu.be/KhfkYzUwYFk

P.E and physical activity:

20 minutes Physical activity daily.

 

 Starlight Reading and Oral language Plan

for the Week- 8th to 12th of June.

 

 

Junior Infants Core/Foundation Reader 4 – Guided Reading and Writing Lesson Plan

 

Unit

16

Text

Core/Foundation Reader 4: Up, Up and Away!

Theme

Holidays

Subtheme

The airport

Genre

Narrative

Book band

Core: Red; Foundation: Pink

Sight words

his, her, where, what

New words

Core: hurry, time, asked, plane, ready, away, ship, lunch, looked, played, game, children, liked, flying

Foundation: steps, will, asked, ship, lunch, tablet, pad, trip, going

Phonics focus

/sh/, /ch/, /ng/

Comprehension strategies

Predicting, Justifying, Inferring (F)

Lesson resources

Starlight: Core Reader 4 (p. 13–24)

Starlight: Foundation Reader 4 (p. 13–24)

Starlight: Junior Infant Skills Book (p. 29–32)

Unit 16: Vocabulary lists (Core and Foundation)

Digital: Unit 16 Vocabulary Flashcards; Unit 16 sight word activity

Cross-curricular links

Maths – Measurements: The children could begin to develop an understanding of length, by estimating and measuring how many toy airplanes make up the same length as various classroom objects.

Maths – Time: The children could develop knowledge of time by looking at airplane schedules, or looking at arrivals and departures on the Dublin Airport website.

Maths – Ordinal Numbers: The children could line up classroom toys to board a plane, discussing who is first, second, third, last in the queue, etc.

Maths – Sorting and categorising: The children could sort pretend luggage (any boxes and containers of different sizes) according to size and shape.

Gaeilge: Under the theme Bréagáin, the children could learn vocabulary such as eitleán, báid, rothar, carr. The children could use toy cars, boats and airplanes to play games such as Cluiche Kim’, ‘Cad atá in easnamh?’ and Te nó Fuar’.

SESE – Science: The children could make different kinds of paper airplanes and estimate the distance that they will fly. They could then record the distance each kind of airplane can fly.

SESE – Geography: The children could learn about the jobs done by different people at the airport. The children could also discuss a popular holiday destination they might have flown to (e.g. Spain).

History: You could teach the children about the life of Amelia Earhart.

The children could sequence a trip to the airport – parking the car, going through security, boarding the plane, etc.

Art: The children could paint a picture of their favourite holiday destination/place, or create a miniature airplane from clay.

Games/
Activities

Video:Peppa Pig, S4 E36, ‘Flying on Holiday’ (YouTube).

Song: ‘We’re All Going on a Summer Holiday’.

Aistear Links

Sociodramatic play: The children could set up a travel agency in the classroom, with brochures, leaflets, notepads, a phone, a desk, chairs and a laptop. The children could peruse holiday brochures and plan a trip. One child could act as the travel agent to do the booking, or children could use an old laptop to book themselves.

Puppets: The children could use puppets to act out scenarios, such as a flight attendant going through safety procedures, or a pilot preparing for take-off.

Small world: The children could create an airport, using toy cars, trucks, airplanes and figures.

Construction: The children could construct an airplane from junk-art or Lego.

Creative play : The children could create a ‘holiday memories’ book, using a variety of materials (e.g. a scrapbook, photographs, cut-outs from holiday brochures, crayons and markers).

Sand area: The children could create holiday sandcastles, using damp sand, buckets, spades and seashells.

 

 

 

Archive.

Curriculum Focus this week was Visual Arts and the

very beautiful works of;

 

Vincent Van Gogh.

Vincent

His very famous works of Art include priceless works

such as;

starry night

 

Starry Night. 

 

 

vincents room

A painting made of his room in Arles in France.

 

 

 

 

Many galleries and museums around the world are allowing

acces to their collections and have set up virtual tours/

online free tours of their famous collections and I would

highly recommend a family virtual museum or gallery tour

on the next wet, miserable day!!

 

 

Friday 5th of June.

 

Subject.

Phonics.

CVC/Sight Words.

Phonics revision- Sounds Like Phonics A, P 17.

Blend the sounds, trace the words.

P,39 for writing the CVC words.

Fill in the missing vowels to make CVC words.

Colour the pictures.

Reading.

Folens:

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH15_004/index.html

See weekly plan and activities attached.

Use the online book to read the story.

Maths.

Addition.

Count the objects in the partitioned sets.

Planet Maths Pupil Workbook, P113.

Write the number under each group. Add.

Colour the objects.

Aistear.

The Travel Agents.

30 minutes play per day.

SEESAW link. I would love to see a picture of your Aistear play.

If you would like to upload a picture, I would love to see it.

Curriculum Focus.

History/Visual arts.

Van Gogh. Starry Night.

Virtual 360- tour of Starry Night.

https://youtu.be/wCbR88NbziY?list=TLPQMjEwNDIwMjAMjN6XlI2NJw

SEESAW

2 Seesaw activities- choose 1.

Physical activity.

2o minutes physical activity.

Well-being.

Sunflower update—see picture of our Sunflowers attached.

Make a wish and draw a symbol for the wish on Seesaw.

I will print it out and place your wish symbol in the pot with the Sunflowers

when I re-pot them this weekend!!

Look at your Sunflowers!!

 

SUNFLOWERSJUNE

 

 

Thursday 4th of June.

Phonics.

Phonics: Sounds Like Phonics A- P 16.

Name the pictures and trace the beginning letters/initial sounds. Colour.

CVC/Sight Words.

Sounds Like Phonics Activity Book, P16 make 5 CVC words from letters h,a,m,s,i and t on page 16. Write and put up on SEESAW. Did you make?; has, his,him,mit,hit,sat,hat,mat?

Reading.

Folens:

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH15_004/index.html

See weekly plan and activities attached. Use the online book to read the story.

Formation and writing.

Handwriting Without Tears booklet. See picture attached.

Sentence writing.

SEESAW Letter revision.

Maths.

Addition.

__ and___ makes___.

Language of early addition.

Planet Maths Pupil workbook, P 112.

Write the numbers. Add.

Count the objects. Add.

Colour the strawberries.

Irish.

An teilifís- Ag féachaint ar scannán.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L27_001/index.html

Abair liom Textbook, P92-93. Point at all the key words outlined in Monday’s list.

Dul siar- go over the vocabulary. Play the comhrá and interactive Quiz/ tráth na gceist game.

Listen to the Amhrán and Dán- Siúil leat and Humptaí Dumptaí.

Aistear.

The Travel Agents.

30 minutes play per day.

Curriculum focus.

History/Visual arts.

https://youtu.be/JqK6Iwwg96U

Story of Van Gogh;

https://youtu.be/9lGEvm1Lve0?list=TLPQMjEwNDIwMjAMjN6XlI2NJw

Can you try to paint either the Sunflowers or Starry Night?

You could use the drawing pad on SEESAW or upload a picture of your painted work via SEESAW.

SEESAW.

Activities listed here uploaded and Seesaw link activities.

Physical activity& Well-being.

20 minutes physical activity.

 Handwriting Wwithout Tears Formation sheet.

HWTSENTENCES JUNE2

 

 

 

Wednesday 3rd of June.

Phonics.

Phonics revision: Sounds Like Phonics A- P 15.

Name the pictures. Circle the beginning letters/initial sounds.

Colour each picture.

CVC/Sight Words.

SEESAW word activities.

Reading.

Folens:

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH15_004/index.html

See weekly plan and suggested lesson activities attached below. Use the online book

to read the story.

Formation and writing.

Handwriting Without Tears booklet. See picture attached.

Sentence writing. Key points to remember;

Start at the left and write left to right. Begin letters at the top, put a finger space

between each word. Sit all your letters on the line. Put a full stop at the end.

Maths.

Addition.

__ and___ makes___.

Language of early addition.

Planet Maths Junior Infants Workbook, P111.

Combine sets of objects, total to 4.

Trace/ write the numbers and colour the sets.

Irish.

An teilifís- Ag féachaint ar scannán.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L27_001/index.html

Póstaer agus workbook pictures from P92 and 93. Online interactive

Pléasc an Balún activity.

Aistear.

The Travel Agents.

30 minutes Aistear per day.

Curriculum focus.

Visual arts, music and History.

Experience the paintings in real life settings.

https://youtu.be/BbgrHnbgoDU?list=TLPQMjEwNDIwMjAMjN6XlI2NJw

SEESAW.

SEESAW tasks and activities.

Religion.

Theme- Seasonal lesson6: Summer.

https://app.growinlove.ie/en/user/lesson-resources/66

Look at the poster and watch the video Summer.

Poem- Thank You God for Summertime.

Physical activity and Well-being.

20 minutes physical activity daily.

5 Inter-connected breaths and relaxation for 5 minutes daily.

Make a relaxation space in your home with cushions.

 Handwriting Without Tears Writing Formation Sheet.

HWTJUNEPICTURES1

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd of June.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

     

Phonics.

Phonics revision.

Letters; t a s m i h

Sounds Like Phonics Activity Book A, P14.

Match the initial sounds to correct picture and colour.

       Tuesdayofthe        week of             ……………………

June

 

CVC/Sight Words.

SEESAW word activities.

     

Reading.

Folens: https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH15_004/index.html

See weekly plan and activities attached.

Use the online book to read the Big Book , Planes, Trains and Airplanes.

Lots of oral language chat and discussion opportunities around holidays, past. Impact of COVID-19 on family travel and holiday plans for this year etc.

     

Formation and writing.

OPTIONAL TASK.

News Desk.

Link with SEESAW.

Photograph and post a picture of your writing or write your piece using Seesaw drawing or word/note pad.

Write a news Headline using white/blackboard/paper or on SEESAW.

Tell me your news by starting with the Day and your news.

Today is _______ I did___________________ etc.

     

Maths.

Addition 1-5.

Using counters/lego/lollipop sticks/toys make sets like the pictures below.

SEESAW activity.

See pictures attached.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/8cR_1Qi-tP4

     

Irish.

An teilifís- Ag féachaint ar scannán.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L27_001/index.html

Comhrá agus póstaer online activity..

Key vocab: seomra suite-sitting room, scannán-film, tine-fire, grán rosta- pop corn, seacláid the- hot chocolate, píotsa- pizza, cnámh-bone, áthas- happy.

     

Aistear.

The Travel Agents.

30 minutes per day.

     

Curriculum focus.

Visual Arts.

Camille and the Sunflowers.

Story online:

https://youtu.be/JqK6Iwwg96U

Task details.

Focus on the picture evidence by looking at the clothes, footwear, transport, uniforms, furniture etc.

What clues have you found from the story?

See questions below as a guide.

Story online:

https://youtu.be/JqK6Iwwg96U

Focus on the picture evidence by looking at the clothes, footwear, transport, uniforms, furniture etc.

What clues have you found from the story?

See questions below as a guide.

     

SEESAW

SESAW activities.

Choose 2 activities from the list.

     

Physical activity & Well-being.

20 minutes Physical activity.

Well-being- when was the last time that you went out into the garden and cloud watched and looked for pictures in the clouds? Today is the day.

     

 Maths examples of how to create a number sentence and

addition work.

 

june maths1

 

 

june maths 2

 

juneaddition3

 

Starlight Plan for the week.

Starlight Lesson Plan to accompnay Planes Trains and Airplanes topic. This is 2 week plan so please only consult for ideas or pick a few tasks, pointers etc from it. It is not prescriptive

and the Flashcards and new vocabulary online via the story link will be to aid the

exploration of the story,

rather than be learned off as sight words, but if your child wishes and is able, they can learn

some of the key new words too!!

Class

Junior Infants

Theme

Holidays

Unit

15

Subtheme

Going on holidays

ge

Genre:Report

Shar

Cars, Trains and Airplanes

Voca 

Vocabulary

Tier 1 examples: hat, holiday, travel, land, drive, camping, tent, visit, camera, island, land, airport, airplane, wings, trip, sunglasses, photographs, train, train station, conductor, sailing boat, pilot, engine, trip, camper van, plan

Tier 2 words (nouns; verbs, adjectives, prepositions): different, across, through, many, some, places, around, there, hard, reach, distance, whistle, long, faraway, enormous, loud, travelling

 

Online Resources

Interactive text and/or printed big book; YouTube video clip and song, additional fiction stories below, e-prompts, dramatic play materials; sentence cards

ELL 

Lesson and Language focus.

Focusing on prepositions of location, time and movement, e.g. across; through, before, out of, from, by.

Cr

Cross-curricular links.

Geography: Record countries where children have been on holidays on a world map. Stick the mode of transport on each destination.

Maths: Make a bar graph showing which mode of transport was most popular when travelling on holidays: car, train, boat or airplane.

 

Aistear.

Socio-dramatic play:Children practise being travel agents and customers, making bookings, checking passports, having phone conversations, etc.

Relat

Related books.

Maisy Goes on a Plane: A Maisy First Experiences Book by Lucy Cousins
The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! By Mo Willems

Hom N/A

Make a class book or display of shared descriptive writing about holidays using the five senses – what did you see/hear/taste/smell/touch?

   

Element

Learning outcome

The child should be able to …

Communicating

LO 1, 2

Take part in, talk about and enjoy listening to the teacher read aloud the information text ‘Cars, Trains and Airplanes’.

Understanding

LO 3

Identify the title and author and discuss the illustration. Identify the first and last words in a sentence. Use rising intonation on the stressed syllable when reading the story title and individual words and sentences which end with an exclamation mark. Use rising intonation for sentences ending in a yes/no question. Use falling intonation for sentences ending with a ‘wh’ question.

LO 4

Pronounce words ending with the consonant digraph /ng/, e.g. camping. Revise consonant digraph /ch/ from Unit 14, e.g. reach.

LO 5

Read words ending with the consonant digraph /ng/, e.g. camping, and consonant digraph /th/, e.g. there. Identify tricky words ‘there’ and like’.

LO 6

Identify, understand and read tier 1 words. Identify, understand and read tier 2 words. Identify synonyms for tier 2 words in the text e.g. enormous/huge; hard/ difficult; trip/journey. Revise opposites from Unit 14 (high/low; tall/petite; happy/sad) and identify opposites of tier 2 words from this unit. Elicit the meaning of words with multiple meanings, e.g. ‘reach’; ‘hard’.

Exploring and using

LO 7

Identify features of an explanation text. Recognise differences between a story, procedural and report text.

LO 8, 9

Predict the story content. Make connections between the text and their own life. Ask and answer questions about the text.

LO 10

Listen to fluent reading by the teacher, join in and self-correct, where possible. Use rising intonation for sentences ending in a yes/no question and falling intonation for sentences ending with a ‘wh’ question.

         

Fortnightly plan

Lesson 1: Text read aloud

Introduction: Introduction and discussion

Development: Modelled reading; tier 1 vocabulary instruction

Conclusion: Listen and sing along!

Lesson 3:

Practice reading

Introduction: What am I?

Development: Participation and practice reading

Conclusion:Can you draw it?

Lesson 2: 

Introduction: Storytime

 

Development: Shared reading, engagement and participation; tier 2 vocabulary instruction

Conclusion: Pair work – words ending in ‘ng’

Lesson 4: Consolidation and follow-up

Introduction:Listen and sing along!

 

Development: Explanation jigsaw reading activity

 

Conclusion:Independent writing

Follow-up activities: Reading; share picture books

Lesson 1: Text read aloud

Introduction

Introduction and discussion LO 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9

Read and discuss the title of the big book ‘Cars, Trains and Airplanes’. Ask the class the following questions:

$1·         Is this an information text or a story?

$1·         How do you know?

$1·         What other type of information texts have we covered? (Revise the procedural text ‘Let’s Make Pizza!’, Unit 13).

Explain to the class that this text is a report. Use the zoom tool to highlight that a report text has labels, diagrams and a glossary. Ask the class the following questions:

$1·         What are the three ways we can travel based on the text title? (Prediction)

$1·         Have you ever gone on a holiday? How did you get there?’ (Making connections)

 

Development

Modelled reading; tier 1 vocabulary instruction LO 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 10

Use either the interactive or print big book to read through the text. Point to each word as it is being read either using the e-pointer or physical pointer and ask children to follow along with their eyes. Read the text as naturally as possible, phrased and fluent, though you may choose to slow the pace just a little for children to join in. Pause from time to time to allow children to make predictions about what will happen next. Focus on what’s happening in the pictures to aid comprehension and concentration.

With the e-text, use the spotlight tool to draw attention to tier 1 vocabulary without breaking the flow of reading e.g. holiday, travel, land, drive, camping, tent, visit, camera, island, airport, airplane, wings, trip, etc.

Remember:The aim at this stage is to model reading for children and instil interest in the storyline.

Conclusion

Listen and sing along! LO 1, 2, 4, 6

Play the picture book/song ‘We All Go Traveling By’ for the class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSw50Jw0H34

When they are familiar with the song, encourage children to join in and sing along.

Lesson 2: Shared reading

Introduction

StorytimeLO 1, 2, 6

Play the story The Big Trip by Valeri Gorbachev for the class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWKwjsdK2hY

Afterwards, ask the class the following questions:

$1·         What are the modes of transport listed in the story? How many of them have you tried?

$1·         Why does Goat think it is best to go on a trip with a friend?

$1·         What mode of transport do you think is the best for taking a trip? Why?

 

Development

Shared reading, engagement and participation; tier 2 vocabulary instruction LO 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10

Model intonation and fluency when reading either the interactive or print big book, particularly focusing on exclamation marks and question marks. Encourage children to copy/join in the reading the second time round. Encourage children to use rising intonation for sentences ending in a yes/no question, e.g. p. 2, 9; and falling intonation for sentences ending with a ‘wh’ question, e.g. p. 13. Ask children the following comprehension questions:

$1·         Page 9: Do you know how a sailing boat moves? (Making connections)

$1·         Page 11: What kind of things might you want to plan before going on a trip? (Making connections)

$1·         Page 10: Are airplanes faster or slower than cars or boats? (Questioning)

Use the pen tool to circle and explicitly teach tier 2 words (verbs, adjectives; connectives) e.g. different, across, through, many, some, places, around, there, hard, reach, distance, whistle, long, faraway, enormous, loud. Use the zoom tool to focus on the tricky words ‘there’ and ‘like’. Use the reveal tool to identify the first and last word in a sentence, e.g. p. 3. Use the reveal tool to identify individual words ending with the consonant digraph /ng/, e.g. camping, and consonant digraph/th/, e.g. there.

Conclusion

Pair work: Words ending in ‘ng’ LO 1, 2 ,4, 5, 6, 10

Organise children in pairs and have them stand up, facing their partners. Children take turns saying words that end in ‘ng’, e.g. ring, sing, hang, long, song, etc. The child who can keep going the longest is the winner. At the end of the game, invite children to call out all the ‘ng’ words they can think of and write them on the whiteboard.

Lesson 3: Practice reading

Introduction

What am I?LO 1, 2, 6
Select a mode of transport and describe it to the class without naming it, e.g. this has enormous wings (airplane); this leaves from a station (train); this moves in the water (boat); you can drive around Ireland in this (car). Children have to guess what mode of transport is being described. When they are familiar with the format, children could take turns giving the clues and other children in the class could give the answers. Record sentences in writing on the whiteboard for children to re-read. Encourage children to think of multiple ways to describe the same mode of transport, e.g. this is the fastest mode of transport; this travels through the sky; the person who drives this is called a pilot (airplane).

 

DevelopmentLO 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10

Participation and practice reading

Revisit the text using either the interactive or print big book. Move the focus from decoding words and sentences to reading with expression, particularly for exclamation marks and question marks.

Vary the reading, using echo reading, see-saw reading, group reading or shared reading.

Revisit text for different purposes and use the pen/reveal/zoom tools to further highlight/circle, hide or focus on words of interest, phrases or text features. Use the zoom tool to revise tricky words: ’there’, ‘like’. Use the reveal tool to revise words ending with the consonant digraph /ng/, e.g. camping; and consonant digraph /th/ e.g. there. Elicit synonyms for tier 2 words in the text, e.g. enormous/huge; hard/difficult. Revise opposites from Unit 14 (high/low; tall/petite; happy/sad) and identify opposites of tier 2 words from this unit e.g. loud/soft; long/short; hard/soft. Using the prompt, discuss words with multiple meanings, e.g. ‘reach’ e.g. Kate couldn’t reach (stretching arm) the bananas in the supermarket (Unit 14); some places in the world are hard to reach (get to) (Unit 15). Revise consonant digraph /ch/.

 

Conclusion

Can you draw it? LO 1,2, 4, 6, 7, 10

Give each child a blank page and drawing material. Ask children to divide their page into four and label (by tracing, copying or writing independently) each section with one form of travel – cars, planes, trains or boats. Read aloud one page from the text to describe the mode of travel and encourage children to draw the description, e.g. p. 6 ‘Trains stop at stations. The conductor blows his whistle when it’s time to go. All aboard!’ Children can then write/copy/trace a word, phrase or sentence for each picture.

 

Lesson 4: Consolidation and follow-up

Introduction

Listen and sing along!LO 1, 2, 4, 6

Have the whole class listen to and sing the song ‘We All Go Travelling By’ again. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSw50Jw0H34)

Development

Explanation jigsaw reading activity LO 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10

Organise the class in groups or pairs, depending on ability. Give each group a copy of the sentence cards in Lesson resource 1. Children have to read and re-construct and reconstruct the broken-up explanation text using their knowledge of cars, trains and airplanes.

Differentiation: This can also be done as a whole class activity, with teacher sticking the cards on the whiteboard and/or writing the sentence out to be read aloud.

 

Conclusion

Independent writing LO 1, 2, 6

Have children copy/trace/write one of the sentences made using the explanation jigsaw activity and illustrate.

Follow-up activities

Reading and shared picture books

Keep the unit’s big book, and the related picture books (if you are using them), in an area accessible to children for independent and familiar re-reading by children. Add the caption ‘Books We Have Read Together!’ Read and listen to more picture books on the topic of transport with the class, e.g. Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W67lwkL3-8)


 

Interactive big book prompts

Cover

Conventions of print – front cover, book title, information texts

This is the front cover of this book. Do you know what the title of this book is? Do you think it will be a story book or an information book? Why do you think this?

Page 2

Sight words

This is the tricky word ‘there’. It is a tricky word because you can’t sound it out like other words. You have to recognise it by sight. Say it with me … ‘there’. Can you think of a sentence with the word ‘there’ in it?

Page 3

Conventions of print – words and sentences

Look at the last sentence on this page: ‘There are so many places to go!’ What is the first word in this sentence? What is the last word in this sentence?

Page 4

Phonics: /ng/

Look at the word ‘camping’. It ends with the letters ‘ng’. The letters ‘ng’ make the sound /ng/. Can you think of another word that ends with the sound /ng/?

Page 5

Comprehension strategy – making connections

Have you ever gone on a long car journey? Where did you go? Did you take some photographs?

Page 6

Phonemic awareness

Listen to these two sentences: ‘Trains stop at stations. The conductor blows his whistle when it’s time to go.’ How many /s/ sounds can you hear? Can you say the sentence ‘Trains stop at stations’ quickly?

Page 7

Comprehension strategy – making connections

What kinds of things might you see out of a train window?

Page 8

Vocabulary development

Where have you seen the word ‘reach’ before? Remember when Kate couldn’t reach the bananas in the supermarket? In this book the word ‘reach’ has a different meaning – it means ‘get to’. ‘Some places are hard to reach’ means that some places are hard to get to. Can you think of a place that is hard to reach?

Page 9

Comprehension strategy – making connections

Do you know how a sailing boat moves? What do sailing boats have that other boats do not have?

Page 10

Comprehension strategy – questioning

Why do you think people travel by airplane when going to a place that is far away? Are airplanes faster or slower than cars or boats?

Page 11

Vocabulary development

Have you heard the word ‘enormous’ before? Do you know what it means? What other word could you use in this sentence instead of ‘enormous’?

Page 12

Comprehension strategy – making connections

What kind of things might you want to plan before going on a trip? Look at the picture for some clues.

Page 13

Sight words

This is the tricky word ‘like’. It is a tricky word because you can’t sound it out like other words. You have to recognise it by sight. Say it with me … ‘like’. Can you think of a sentence with the word ‘like’ in it?


 

Tier 1 vocabulary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 28th of May.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook

Pages and

links.

Thursdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyof the Bank holiday weekend.

Thursdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy of the Bank holiday weekend.

Thursday yyyyyyyof the Bank holiday weekend.

Phonics.

Consonant digraph pair- ng.

https://youtu.be/vQshNmncnBs

https://youtu.be/dwoIHyRsETA

     

CVC/Sight Words.

Use Starlight interactive flashcards to

practice the new sight words,

using the link below.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH14_003/index.html

     

Starlight.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH14_005/index.html

All about the

supermarket: choose a

different activity daily.

     

Formation and writing.

Handwriting Without Tears- letter w.

https://youtu.be/mQZ-c3_EDj4

https://youtu.be/lxvPbeQ0kIg?list=TLPQMTgwNDIwMjB19hhbQR3utw

 

     

Free

Writing.

Optional Task.

You could try this out over

the next few weeks at home.

Looking around the home/in the presses,

write a shopping list of foods etc. from your home.

You may even be able to write out a shopping

list for your parents.

 

     

Maths.

Combining sets of objects to total 5.

Planet Maths Pupil Textbook, P110.

Make sets of 5 by matching the sets of

mushroom to each other.

Colour the mushrooms.

     

Irish.

Abair Liom A- an phicnic.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L17_001/index.html

Revise all vocabulary,

Maybe you could have your own

family picnic

Over the long-weekend and

use the Irish words for items

used and needed!

     

Aistear.

 The Cafe/Coffe shop/Restraunt/Take-Away.

30 minutes Aistear

per day.

Tidy away Aistear.

     

SPHE and Well-being.

SEESAW activity.

Draw a dot on the page task on Seesaw.

Draw a dot on

a page or in the

centre of a white

board.

Create a picture

radiating out

from the dot.

     

Physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity per day.

   

Thursday.

 

Wednesday 27th of May.

 

 

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages

and links.

Wednesday yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Wednesdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

 

Wednesdayyy

Phonics.

Consonant digraph pair-ng.

https://youtu.be/vQshNmncnBs

https://youtu.be/jmtOKfTEBh8

       

CVC/Sight Words.

Use Starlight interactive flashcards to practice the

new sight words, using the link below.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH14_003/index.html

       

Starlight.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH14_005/index.html

All about the supermarket: choose a different

activity daily.

       

Formation and writing.

Letter z formation.

https://youtu.be/l56fT9pH9hM

https://youtu.be/IDeUZy_iNT4

https://youtu.be/i7lcWu_AJOk

       

Free Writing- Optional.

Using sight words or words from the story, Fish and Chips-

write a shopping list for Kate and her Grandmother. Upload a

picture or use the note pad on SEESAW app to show me your

shopping list.

       

Maths.

SEESAW count and write activity.

Seesaw task or if not on Seesaw, practice writing out the numbers 0 to 5.

       

Aistear.

The Café/Coffee Shop/Restraunt/take-away.

30 minutes Aistear daily.

       

Visual Arts.

Commotion in the Ocean pictures.

Visit the link to hear the re-telling of the story Commotion

in the Ocean;

https://youtu.be/9pRhgZ8Jffs

Draw/ colour or paint a fish or sea creature from the

Commotion in the Ocean story. You could use wool, found objects

and junk art to create a sea creature.

Or

Engage in some water play outside if it is

sunny and you have adult help and supervision.

       

SESE.

The Oceans and Continents on Earth.

https://youtu.be/wYYakyS_HOg

https://youtu.be/K6DSMZ8b3LE

https://youtu.be/X6BE4VcYngQ

       

P.E

20 minutes activity per day.

 

Wednesdayyyyyyyyy

 

Wednesd

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 26th of May.

 

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Tuesdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Tuesdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Tuesdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

P

H

O

N

I

C

Consonant digraph pair- ng.

https://youtu.be/jmtOKfTEBh8

https://youtu.be/wvEnyKWXcTg

     

C

V

C/

SightWords

Use Starlight interactive flashcards to practice the new sight words,

using the link below.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH14_003/index.html

     

F

O

R

M

A

T

I

O

N

Handwriting Without Tears- Lower case X.

Trace the template at top of page.

https://youtu.be/BXxMsSlZZwA

https://youtu.be/3AQUDbEhTm8

https://youtu.be/YBH0kyVALTo

     

Free

W

riting.

Free Writing-

Why not write some of the sight words,

CVC words and vowel writing words.

SEESAW activity links.

     

Starlight.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH14_005/index.html

All about the supermarket: choose a different

activity daily.

     

M

A

T

H

s

Number, exploring the components of number.

Planet Maths Pupil Workbook,

P109.

Count all the objects.

Colour the correct amount of

objects in each set.

Upload a photo of this

completed page to SEESAW.

I can’t wait to see your work.

     

I

R

I

S

H.

Abair Liom A- an phicnic.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L17_001/index.html

Click on Cuardach 2- follow using workbook P 60/61.

Revisit the story/scéal.

Listen to the dán and click on foclóir 1 to play the interactive game.

     

A

I

S

T

E

A

R

Pupil decided topics of the Coffee SHOP, Take-Away,

Restraunt and/or Bakery.

30 minutes daily.

     

Visual Arts.

Sea of tranquillity.

https://youtu.be/R5o_e-Y1524?list=TLPQMTgwNDIwMjAXxLDIOxpUKA

     

M

U

S

I

C

Commotion in the Ocean.

Visit the link to hear the re-telling of the story

Commotion in the Ocean;

https://youtu.be/9pRhgZ8Jffs

follow up by listening to the song,

Commotion in the Ocean via link;

https://youtu.be/wslp_-_a-i0

Listen to the song and try to sing along.

It is a very funny and fast song!!

     

SPHE and Well-being.

Gratitude and well being

Give someone in your family/household a hug and tell them

2 reasons you are happy and grateful for them.

     

Physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity per day.

   

Tuesdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

 

 Handwriting Without Tears, letter Xx.

Letterxxxxxxx

HWT x

 

Monday, 25th of May.

 

 

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

     

Phonics.

The ng sound is a consonant digraph. This is when 2

letters make 1 sound.

Listen to the ng sound in the linked videos.

Can you find any other words with ng in them?

https://youtu.be/Nrjb0rIer5M

https://youtu.be/8v7Yl4phJcg

Using SEESAW, upload your ng words by uploading a list

or make a voice recording telling me all the ng sounding

words you found.

Mondayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Mondayyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Mondayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

CVC/Sight Words.

See word list attached to weekly plan for

Starlight Core Reader story- Fish and Chips.

Use Starlight interactive flashcards to

practice the

new sight words, using the link below.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH14_003/index.html

     

Reading.

Core Reader 3-Fish and Chips.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH14_003/index.html

See Core reader lesson plan attached.

This will span over the week.

Read 3-4 pages daily.

Before reading, predict what the story

will be about. Who is in the story?

Where are they? Is this a factual/fictional story?

Why?

     

Formation and writing.

Handwriting Without Tears Booklet- see picture

attached.

Lower case y.

https://youtu.be/Fg_pTbZdyBo

https://youtu.be/Wa_9FdUyrJ0

https://youtu.be/b6G8oSCjpWY

     

Maths.

Number- partitioning of sets, 1-5.

Planet Maths Pupil Workbook, P 108.

Draw the correct number of

balls in each set. Count all the objects.

Colour.

     

Irish.

Abair Liom A- an phicnic.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L17_001/index.html

Click on Cuardach 1- repeat the words. Follow the words by

pointing to corresponding picture on your workbook page.

Abair Liom A Pupil

workbook, P60/61.

Listen to the Scéal and dán.

     

Aistear.

The Chip Shop/Take away,Café or Bakey. Choose 1.

Choose which eatery you prefer. Use toys and

Junk Art to create an Aistear space.

3o minutes Aistear per day.

     

Visual Arts.

Junk Art.

Create a Junk Art sign for your café

/chip shop/take-away.

     

Music.

When the Boat comes In.

https://youtu.be/1oPZt2MbQyg?list=TLPQMTgwNDIwMjB19hhbQR3utw

Listen and respond to the song.

Have you heard that tune before?

     

Religion.

Theme 9- At Mass we give thanks.

Due to the lockdown restrictions at the moment

we may not able to attend mass safely.

This lesson tells the story of the Freeman family

and the family outing to mass, who they meet,

what happens etc. Log into Grow In Love to hear

the story and see the posters.

     

SPHE and Well-being.

Daily reflection and gratitude exploration.

SEESAW link activity.

     

Physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity daily.

     

 Handwriting Without Tears.

 

letterychalk

 

 lettery

Starlight Core Reader plan. Pick ideas from the plan below.

Junior Infants Core/Foundation Reader 3 – Guided Reading and Writing Lesson Plan

Unit

14

Text

Core/Foundation Reader 3: Fish and Chips!

Theme

Food

Subtheme

The supermarket

Genre

Recount

Book band

Core: Red; Foundation: Pink

Sight words

you, were, said, they

New words

Core: Granny, shops, fish, chips, can’t, bags, lemons, till, cash, love, too

Foundation: Granny, shops, can, fish, chips, bags, lemons, till, cash, yum

Phonics focus

/sh/, /ch/

Comprehension strategies

Predicting, Making Connections, Determining
Importance (C), Inferring

Lesson resources

Starlight: Core Reader 3 (p. 13–24)

Starlight: Foundation Reader 3 (p. 13–24)

Starlight: Junior Infant Skills Book (p. 21–24)

Unit 14: Vocabulary lists (Core and Foundation)

Digital: Unit 14 Vocabulary Flashcards; Unit 14 sight word activity

Cross-curricular links

Maths – Counting: Ask the children to carry out an activity where they fill a shopping basket with different numbers of food items from a list, e.g. 2 apples, 4 lemons, 1 orange, etc. This could be extended into an addition or subtraction activity, e.g. ‘If you buy two apples and eat one, how many apples are left?’

Maths – Money: In pairs, children could pretend that they are shopkeepers and customers in a supermarket. They could label toy foods with prices and engage with each other, using specific vocabulary such as: ‘How much altogether?’ They could then practise making change for simple amounts.

Gaeilge: The theme Ag siopadóireacht could link in with the topic of food. The children could learn the vocabulary for different types of shops, e.g. siopa éadaí, siopa ceoil, siopa bréagáin. Then the children could set up these shops in the classroom. They could use simple phrases such as ‘Seo duit’ and ‘Go raibh maith agat’ while completing their transactions.

SESE – Geography: The children could cover the theme ‘Caring for my locality’. The class could examine the contents of a typical shopping trolley and discuss how to dispose of the packaging: ‘Can it be recycled? Can it be reused? Which bin should it go into?’ This could also link in with Green-Schools Initiative.

SESE – Science: The children could study how recycling affects their local natural environment. The class could take a nature walk to investigate local wildlife, and visit their local bottle bank.

Art: The children could create fabric and fibre images of the local natural environment, using dried foods (e.g. pasta, rice, beans and lentils).

PE: The class could play the ‘Fruit Salad’ game with a parachute. Choose four types of fruit and allocate one type to each child. The children gather to hold a parachute (each child holds on to the parachute). If you shout ‘Apple!’, all the apples switch places, etc. However, if you shout ‘Fruit salad!’, everyone must switch places without the parachute hitting the ground. This game could also be played without a parachute, in the style of ‘Musical Chairs’: a chair is removed from the circle every time the children get up.

Games/Activities

Song: ‘The Fruit Salad Song’ by The Wiggles (YouTube).

Nursery rhyme:‘Hot Cross Buns’ (YouTube).

Video: Peppa Pig, S2 E11, ‘The Boat Pond’ (YouTube).

Aistear Links

Sociodramatic play: The children could act out shop scenes with toy food, baskets, play money and a cash register, etc.

Small world: The children could use Lego to build a variety of different shops which could form a miniature town. The teacher could elicit from the children what else the town might need (e.g. roads, a park, a school, a recycling centre). The children could use small figures to pretend to be the people of the town going about their business.

Creative play/Construction: The children could use the packaging from a typical trolley or basket of shopping to make junk-art (e.g. paper-bag puppets, bottle rockets and juice-carton shoes).

Sand/Water area: The children could use recycled pots and bottles to practise capacity in the sand/water area (e.g. ‘How many yoghurt pots full of sand/water will fill the ice cream tub?’)

Differentiation

Reading

Parents/teachers can differentiate by using either the Foundation or the Core reader.

A full list of levelled readers at a variety of book band levels for the theme of ‘Food’ can be found on p. 104 of the Teacher’s Guide.

 

Writing

All children carry out the same writing task (Starlight Junior Infants Skills Book p. 24). Writing is differentiated by outcome.

Assessment

Running record – Unit 14, Core Reader 3: Fish and Chips!

Running record – Unit 14, Foundation Reader 3: Fish and Chips!

         

Reading outcomes

Element

Learning outcome

The child should be able to …

Communicating

LO 1

Enjoy reading a recount

Understanding

LO 3

Understand conventions of print, including exclamation marks and capital letters

LO 5

Recognise the sight words: you, were, said, they

Read CVC words and short simple sentences

Use cues from pictures to read

LO 6

Acquire new vocabulary from a recount (see new words lists)

Exploring and using

LO 7

Understand that a recount tells about something that has happened

LO 8

Respond verbally to a simple recount and ask and answer questions about main events and characters

LO 9

Make predictions and inferences about a recount

Make connections with a recount

Determine the importance of events in the recount

LO 10

Read a simple recount supported by illustrations, building fluency

Writing outcomes

Element

Learning outcome

The child should be able to …

Communicating

LO 1

Enjoy drawing supermarket food items and creating a shopping list

Understanding

LO 3

Distinguish between reading and writing, and write left to right and top to bottom

LO 4

Use letters to represent words

Copy print

Write simple words independently

LO 5

Use new vocabulary about the supermarket in their writing

Exploring and using

LO 6

Draw and write about things that they would buy in the supermarket

LO 7

Use the topic of ‘Food’ to write a simple text in collaboration with their parent/teacher.

LO 9

Write some upper- and lower-case letters

Friday, 22nd of May.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

     

Phonics.

A video about Vowel Digraphs.

https://youtu.be/dVt03neCJSM

Fridayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

   

CVC/Sight Words.

Sight word activity.

SEESAW.

SEESAW activity.

     

Formation and writing.

Complete your Recount story

Or

Chalk/water work.

See photo attached and link;

https://youtu.be/ydNi_mg5NvE

Try writing letters/CVC or sight words on the footpath using chalk or if you have no chalk why not try water and paint brush.

The water painting is super fun and you have be super-fast to complete the hopscotch game before the sun dries up all the water letters/words!!

     

Maths.

Number.

Partitioning sets of objects to show component parts.

SEESAW activity/link.

See photos attached below.

Today. Using a hula hoop or draw a set with chalk. Place items in the set. Use a skipping rope or string/ribbon to partition the set in several different combinations. Upload a video/photo of your work to SEESAW-optional.

     

Aistear.

The

Pupil decided Aistear topic of ;

The Zoo

Or The Farm.

30 minutes Aistear play daily.

Take a picture or video of your Aistear play space and upload to SEESAW. I would love to see them

Tidy away your space/toys for the weekend.

     

SPHE and Well-being.

Relaxation and breathing activities.

https://youtu.be/xhWDiQRrC1Y

or

https://youtu.be/Bk_qU7l-fcU

     

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity.

If you enjoyed chalk writing the alphabet/CVC and sight words today, why not draw an obstacle course like in the picture below.

Fridayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Fridayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Fridayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

 

Maths- partitioning of sets example pictures.

 

ducksinthehoop

 

 

partitioned ducks

 

partitoinwith sum

 

ducksonasum

 

 

Chalk writing for Sight Words or PE.

 chalk

 chalk2

 

Thursday, 21st of May.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

   

Phonics.

Vowel digraph ie.

When 2 vowels go out walking,

the first one does the talking.

The first one shouts his name.

Look around the toy box/house. Can you find any ie objects?

Using SEESAW, upload a picture of any you find.

Thursdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

 

CVC/Sight Words.

Genre Writing.

.Recount Writing.

Look at your story plan

from Monday.

Write out your story on a sheet

OR

On SEESAW, go to journal,

press the green + add and choose

the Note to write your story by typing

out what will happen or use the voice recorder

to Tell me your story verbally.

A template for the task is set in Activity

section for Today. This is a 2 day task.

   

Formation and writing.

   

Maths.

Number.

Partitioning of sets to show component parts.

Planet Maths Pupil Textbook,

P107.

Count all the objects

in each set.

Partition the sets.

Count again.

Colour the objects in

each set.

 

Thursdayyyyyy

Irish.

Sa bhaile- An Teach(The House-upstairs)

Folens online Abair liom as per link below;

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L26_001/index.html

Click on Cuardach 1 and listen to vocabulary.

Click on the scéal to hear the story.

Click on foclóir1/ 2 to play the games.

Abair liom A Pupil Textbook, P91: tarraing/draw a

picture of your bedroom and colour.

Thursdayyyyyyyyyyyyyy

 

Aistear.

The ZOO or FARM.

30 minutes Aistear per day.

   

Religion.

Theme 9- Food.

Grow in Love Pupil Workbook, P51.

Draw a picture of some of your favourite

foods on the plates shown. SEESAW link.

Upload a phot of your finished picture and why

not use the voice recorder to tell me about your

favourite meal/food.

Chat about your favourite food.

Pray the Grace before Meals Prayer.

Grow in Love Pupil Workbook, P51.

Draw a picture of some of your favourite foods on the plates shown. SEESAW link. Upload a phot of your finished picture and why not use the voice recorder to tell me about your favourite meal/food.

Chat about your favourite food.

Pray the Grace before Meals Prayer.

   

SPHE and Well-being.

Relaxation and breathing.

Frozen inspired Yoga session.

https://youtu.be/xlg052EKMtk

https://youtu.be/xlg052EKMtk

   

P.E / physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity per day.

Thursdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Thursdayyyy

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 20th of May.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

     

Phonics.

Vowel Digraph of ie.

Using a sheet or white/blackboard, write ie words from links or from this list.

If you have magnetic letters/plastic letters make the words using them.

https://youtu.be/5HNpJFVEjFU

https://youtu.be/DoPUHeA0CHA

Words: tie, pie, lie, dried, cried,

flies, tied and untied.

Wwednesday……………..

Wednesday……………..

Wednesday……………...

CVC/Sight Words.

Formation and writing.

Revision work.

Dolch list;

Ate, for, this, of, go, is, has, like.

Or

SEESAW sight word activity.

https://youtu.be/kWtMmRZDY-4

     

Revise the sight words from your

lists.

Choose 2 new hard and 3 new easy

words

to revise.

Write out the words and say them

as you write and spell them

OR

Complete the Seesaw sight

word

task on Seesaw.

     

Reading

Reading Genres- Description.

For your story, you have made your

story web,

created and written your Title.

Now Create

your character by;

-Giving them a name.

-Draw a picture of what they look

like.

-list/tell 3 things about them/

to describe

them, example; happy, cross, funny,

silly etc.

SEESAW- optional upload of your work.

     

M

A

T

H

.

Number.

Partitioning of set work.

Planet Maths Pupil Textbook, P106.

Look at the objects in each set.

Name the different sets of objects.

Count all the objects in each set.

Partition the sets by drawing a line

through

the set, just like in the example on the

top

of the page. Count the objects in the set

again. What has changed? What has

stayed

the same?

     

I

R

I

S

H

Sa bhaile- An Teach(The House-upstairs)

Folens online Abair liom as per link below;

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L26_001/index.html

Click on Cuardach 1 and 2 and listen to the story again,

repeat key vocabulary.

Click on the scéal to hear the story and amhrán

to sing the song.

Click on foclóir 2 to play the matching game.

See P90 of Abair liom Pupil Textbook- draw the missing

objects and colour the pictures.

     

Aistear.

Pupil decided topic.

30 minutes per day.

The Zoo or Farm.

     

Visual Arts.

The Way Back Home, by Oliver Jeffers.

https://youtu.be/RbyUrb0X5iU

Seesaw doodle activity- optional.

     

Music/SESE.

Space Oddity by David Bowie.

Listen and respond to the song as per link.

https://youtu.be/9_M3uw29U1U

How does the song link with our topic of Space.

Captain Chris Hadfield became very famous for playing

this song from the International Space station in space.

Watch the video to see Captain Hadfield on board the

International Space Station.

https://youtu.be/KaOC9danxNo

Ask an adult about/to help you find out about

the International Space Station.

     

P.E

20 minutes physical activity per day.

   

Wednesday.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 19th of May.

  

 

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

     

P

H

O

N

I

C

S

Vowel digraph ie pair.

Find as many words that contain ie as you can.

https://youtu.be/DoPUHeA0CHA

Write the letters ie on the centre

of a sheet/ page in your copy.

Draw your ie words, with pictures

all around the page.

Underline the ie digraph in each

word.

Tuesdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Tuesdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

tuesdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

CVC

W

O

R

D

W

O

R

K

Revision and development week.

Revise the following Dolch words;

A, all, and, are, at.

Say the words, put them into a

sentence

and write the words to learn

the shape.

Make in playdough or using

magnetic

letters.

OR 

SEESAW activity link.

 

     

R

E

A

D

I

N

G

Genre work.

Re-read the Big Tree using photos

attached below

and using SEESAW.

Identify the Title, Who?

Where?

And When?

Sequence the events- what

happened?

How did the events make the

author

feel?

Is this story a good example of

Recount?

     

Formation and writing.

Genre Writing- Recount.

SEESAW ACTIVITY.

Using template on SEESAW,

write your story Title.

     

M

A

T

H

S

Number- exploring components of number.

Planet Maths Pupil Textbook,

P 105.

Draw the correct amount

of spots on

each Butterfly.

Colour the butterflies.

     

I

R

I

S

H

Sa bhaile- An Teach(The House-upstairs)

Folens online Abair liom as per link below;

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L26_001/index.html

Click on Cuardach 1 and 2, drag the mouse to hear the new words.

Repeat the words. Open your Abair liom book on page 88/89.

Point to the words on your page.

Click on the scéal to hear the story. Follow the story on your

book poster P88/89

Click on amhrán on home page. Sing along 2-3 times.

Click on foclóir 1 to play the interactive matching game.

     

Aistear.

The ZOO or FARM.

30 minutes Aistear per day.

     

A

R

T.

The Way Back Home, by Oliver Jeffers.

Draw your favourite part of the story and colour using

crayons, pencils or paints.

https://youtu.be/5YdUGxhJfK0

https://youtu.be/RbyUrb0X5iU

     

M

U

S

I

C

The Way Back Home, by Oliver Jeffers.

https://youtu.be/RbyUrb0X5iU

Listen to the music in the background of the story.

What kind of music is it?

Is the music happy or sad?

Does it make you feel happy or sad?

Is the story better with or without the music?

Can you name any of the instruments you hear?

Draw a picture of the instruments you identified.

     

R

E

L

I

G

ION.

Theme 9- Food.

Story 2- Mesi’s Evening.

Compare life for Mesi

with life in your home.

Pupil Workbook, P50

Circle and colour the

food Mesi eats.

     

S

P

H

E

The Way Back Home, by Oliver Jeffers.

https://youtu.be/RbyUrb0X5iU

The story deals with feeling scared.

What feelings were felt by the Alien and Boy

in the story?

The Alien and the Boy had to say goodbye at the

end of the story. How do you think they felt?

How did/do you feel saying goodbye to a friend?

     

P.E

20 minutes physical activity per day.

     

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 18th of May.

 

 

Subject.

Activity

 

 

 

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

New digraph of ie.

A child dressed as a Sailor stands in front of the Mirror and salutes, using his hand raised to his forehead.

He says, ie, ie.

Think of a sailor saluting the Captain by saying, ie ie captain.

2 vowels of ie go out walking and this time they say the i name.

This is also called the long i sound.

     

Song: https://youtu.be/0sM4JVgym40

Sound work: https://youtu.be/esc6yoAU5yU

Seesaw link activity.

Upload a video/photo or voice recording of your ie, ie captain salute!

I can’t wait to hear them.

CVC/Sight Words.

Stop and revise week.

This week we will be revising and developing some of the words we covered over the last few weeks.

Complete using SEESAW activities and tasks set by teacher on Seesaw daily.

 Pupils not using SEESAW, please use your Word-wall and Dolch list and take 2 easy and 2 hard/tricky words daily and revise them using magnetic letters, drawing/writing on paper or white/blackboard.    

For those not using Seesaw please;

-revise your wordwall- see picture attached. Choose 3 easy words and 3 harder words. Draw the words on a sheet/whiteboard or blackboard. Trace over them several times, using different colours each time.

Reading.

Genre Reading Week.- Recount

The Big Tree.

     

SEESAW LESSON and video reading of story.

See pictures attached also.

Formation and writing.

Genres of Writing Week.

Recount-Text structure.

Title: ________________________________ pick a topic/title.

Orientation: Who? Where? When?

Sequence of events: What happened?

Personal Comment: How did the events make the writer feel?

This week we will read (as above) and write a recount piece.

Today you will just collect your ideas and make a plan about your story.

It may help to draw a picture of your ideas or you can make a

story web/map as shown below.

Maths.

Number- exploring components of number.

Planet Maths Pupil Textbook, P104.

Count all the spots on each fish. Write the correct number.

Colour the fish. Remember to do your best and neatest colouring.

Irish.

Sa bhaile- An Teach(The House-upstairs)

Folens online Abair liom as per link below;

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L26_001/index.html

Click on Cuardach 1 and listen to vocabulary.

Click on the scéal to hear the story.

Aistear.

Pupil decided topic this week of

THE ZOO or THE FARM.

30 MINUTES Aistear per day.

30 minutes paly per day.

Religion.

Theme 9: We Give Thanks.

Grow In Love.

Lunch prayer.

Thank You God, for food!

Story- Monday Morning in Malawi.

Chatting and responding to the story.

SESE/ oral language.

The Way Back Home, by Oliver Jeffers.    

Listen to the story using the link.

https://youtu.be/RbyUrb0X5iU

Can you re-tell the story, sequencing the events in order?

Do you think the story is true/realistic/possible? Why? Why not?

What was your favourite part of the story?

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity per day.

 

Genre Writing.

Recount Writing Plan.

Story Map- see sheet attached as a guide. Use words or pictures.

recountweb

Genre Reading- Recount.

The Big Tree.

bigtreecoverpage

bigtreemaininitialpage

 

bigtreemain1

 

 THEBIGTREECOVERPAGE

 

 

Dear Children and Parents,

Thank you all so much for the level of engagement in both

Seesaw and online school work.

This week we continue with our phonics, reading ,

maths and cross-curricular links and lessons.

Our theme this month is Space and already

I can see how engaged the children are in this topic.

Keep up the brilliant work.

I am so aware that the children are more than a little

disappointed that we will not be able to return to our

happy yellow Junior room and are really missing their

friends and classmates. We must remeber that this is

for all our good and that it will not be forever. 

I will post archive/library pictures daily to remind the

children of the class year so far and the school, both

here and on Seesaw.

In the meantime.

Stay safe and well,

Teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunflowers for super stars!!!

Children, do you remember I planted sunflowers

for you a few weeks ago?

Well every day, after I log into Seesaw and see

your superb tasks, I head out into

the garden and check on your flowers.

This week, they are really flying up out of

the soil- a bit like you children, growing 

bigger and stronger and preparing for next

year and Senior Infants.

They are Sunflowers for Superstars!!

skysunflowers

 

 Starlight Reading, Oral langauge and Sight word online resouces and Big Book,

flashcards and interactive games and activity details for the week are;

Starlight Big Book; What do you wear to SCHOOL?

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH09_006/index.html

Starlight Interactive Poster and activities;

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH09_007/index.html

 

Friday 15th of May.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

 

P

H

O

N

I

C

S

REVISION TIME:

When 2 vowels go out walking, the first one does the talking. The first one shouts its name.

https://youtu.be/o84ndBQU6vQ

and

https://youtu.be/k-n_LHGseNk

Check that the rule applies to the vowel digraphs

we have covered so far;

ee, or, ai and oa.

Tell me your answer and why using the voice

recorder on SEESAW.

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Reading.

Re-read the BIG book.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH09_006/index.html

 

CVC/Sight Word.

Sight words from the Big Book above- to be read,

said and repeated aloud.

Point to each word and repeat.

Make words with playdough, magnetic letters, write

and paint/draw the words throughout the week.

Repetition is key. We are exposing the children to

recognising these words slowly and with practice.

Find the words in the story and in other print.

This week we are covering the Tier 1 examples: shirt,

jumper, t-shirt, trousers, skirt, dress, tie, socks, shoes,

boots, trainers, coat, hat, gloves, tracksuit.

Advanced readers move to=Tier 2 examples: heavy, comfortable,

uncomfortable, similar, different.

 

Formation and writing.

From the words in TIER 1 above, write or form words in playdough

or from magnetic letters. Match words to 3 real life clothing

items if possible. Upload a photo to SEESAW. Happy creating.

 

Maths.

Number 1-5.

Ordering numerals.

Matching numbers to sets of objects.

 

Planet Maths Pupil Textbook,P97.

Write the Missing numerals.

Trace the numerals by joining the dots.

Colour the Caterpillars.

 

Aistear.

The Hairdressers/Barber Shop.

30 minutes play.

Tidy away Aistear.

Using SEESAW voice recorder, list any topics

you would like to see coming up for

Aistear.

30 minutes play and then tidy away the Aistear for this week.

Using SEESAW please create a voice recording telling me about the topics or socio-dramatic play topics you would like to have for Aistear over the next little while. We can try to do as many of your suggestions as possible.

 

Visual Arts.

Junk Art Alien.

Did you create a Junk Art Alien?

Don't forget to upload an image of it on Seesaw.

Did you upload a video or photo of your Junk Art Alien or other Space Junk creations? I would love to see them. SEESAW link.

 

Religion.

Mary in May.

Keep going with daily work on the Hail Mary Prayer.

 

SPHE and Well-being.

Relaxation and breathing.

Why not take a few minutes out and try your own yoga/breathing.

You may prefer to try this link also over the weekend.

https://youtu.be/ASPnHl7kio4

 

A Saturday morning Yoga session;

https://youtu.be/ASPnHl7kio4

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P.E.

20 minutes physical activity daily.

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Thursday 14th of May.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

 

Phonics.

Vowel Digraphs.

Revise oa pair using links over.

https://youtu.be/I8vsCBWBb8k

https://youtu.be/KCJyHN0IFE8

https://youtu.be/HeGEgUcSMEs

Worklist for Thursday

Reading.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH09_006/index.html

Re-reading story along with e-book/Big Book. Explore the glossary and sight words.

 

CVC/Sight Words.

Sight words from the Big Book- to be read,

said and repeated aloud.

Point to each word and repeat.

Make with playdough, magnetic letters,

write and paint/draw the words throughout the week.

Repetition is key. We are exposing the children

to recognising these words slowly and with practice.

Find the words in the story and in other print.

This week we are covering the Tier 1 examples:

shirt, jumper, t-shirt, trousers, skirt, dress, tie, socks,

shoes, boots, trainers, coat, hat, gloves, tracksuit.

Advanced readers move to=Tier 2 examples: heavy,

comfortable, uncomfortable, similar, different.

 

Formation and writing.

Diver Letter, Mm. P35 of booklet.

Use steps;

Start with n. swim up and over. Down.

Remember m has 2 humps.

Trace the bold black letters at top of sheet using your finger first.

Now use your pencil to trace the steps in forming m.

Start on the dot. Copy M and m.

Trace over and then make your own copy of the words on the lines.

Choose your favourite Mm. Take a photo of your Mm work and upload to SEESAW.

 

Maths.

Number 1-5.

Comparing and ordering.

Matching numbers to sets of objects.

Revisit P 96 of Planet Maths Pupil Textbook.

SEESAW link- upload a photo of your finished work or if you have beads, counters or blocks, why not make 3D representations for each number 1-5 and upload or video your work.

 

Irish.

Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar.

Story of Cinnín Óir.

Abair Liom Workbook, P85.

Join the dots and colour in the pictures.

Name each of the 3 objects in Irish.

 

Aistear.

The Hairdressers/Barber Shop.

30 minutes daily.

 

Visual Arts.

Junk Art Alien.

When complete upload your picture to SEESAW.

 

SESE.

Space- The Moon Landing and Neil Armstrong.

https://youtu.be/Cvu74fDXrO0

and

https://youtu.be/flPFlY8hECk

 

Religion.

Mary in May.

Continue with the Hail Mary.

 

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes daily.

SEESAW Task

 mmmm

 

 Wednesday 13th of May Worklist.

Phonics.

Vowel Digraph pair of oa.

Write  4 oa words on

SEESAW using

drawing pad or notebook.

https://youtu.be/KCJyHN0IFE8

and

https://youtu.be/HeGEgUcSMEs

 

Work list for

Wednesday 13th of May, 2020.

Formation.

Diver Letters P34 of booklet.

Letter Nn, with a focus on the lower case n.

SEESAW LINK Activity for letter Nn.

https://youtu.be/r45ZUHpZXrU

https://youtu.be/RNLcXfUbslk

https://youtu.be/VhW-YJd_oZo

https://youtu.be/r45ZUHpZXrU

https://youtu.be/RNLcXfUbslk

https://youtu.be/VhW-YJd_oZo

 

Reading.

As per links above this list on folens. 2-3 pages daily.

 

   

CVC /sight words.

Sight words from the Big Book- to be read, said and repeated aloud.

Point to each word and repeat.

Make with playdough, magnetic letters, write and paint/draw the words throughout the week.

Repetition is key. We are exposing the children to recognising these words slowly and with practice.

Find the words in the story and in other print.

This week we are covering the Tier 1 examples: shirt, jumper, t-shirt, trousers, skirt, dress, tie, socks, shoes, boots, trainers, coat, hat, gloves, tracksuit.

Advanced readers move to=Tier 2 examples: heavy, comfortable, uncomfortable, similar, different.

   

Maths.

Counting 1-5.

Matching numbers to quantities.

Planet Maths Pupil Textbook, P96.

Draw the correct number of beads on each string.

Colour the correct amount of blocks.

   

Irish. Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar.

Abair liom Workbook, P84.

Follow the story using the pictures.

Point to key words of;

Cinnín Óir( Goldilocks), gúna(dress),

teach beag(little house),

trí bhabhla( 3 bowls),

leite(porridge),

beag,mór,agus an-mhór( small, big and bigger),

cathaoir( chair), leaba (bed).

Re listen to story using link;

   

Aistear.

The Hairdressers/Barber Shop.

30 minutes play daily.

   

Music.

Music from the Movies Quiz- Space tunes/films.

Listen to the music as linked here- Can your family name the film it is from? Why do you think this piece of music was chosen for a space film?

Does it match our idea of space and space travel?

https://youtu.be/_D0ZQPqeJkk?list=PLyxUf1DPLRw6CIxrMmkceP-WEmNdUkmn_

https://youtu.be/O15x-B8PgeE

https://youtu.be/vSMeYe-sLhs

https://youtu.be/QNszKKAtEwU

     

Religion.

Month of May, Mary.

Continue to learn the Hail Mary.

   

P.E and Well-being.

20 minutes physical activity daily.

Taking time out to relax and engage in breathing exercises such as our 5 inter-connected breaths and yoga. Why not try this Minecraft Cosmic Kidz Yoga: https://youtu.be/02E1468SdHg

   

Work list for Wednesday 13th of May 2020.

 

Letter Nn- diver letter.

n diver sheet

 

Work list for Tuesday 12th of May.

 

Subject.

Phonics.

Vowel digraph pair of oa. See links over and then, draw and write 5 things/objects

that have oa in them.

https://youtu.be/_xYKYTf0JS8

https://youtu.be/HeGEgUcSMEs

Did you find; coat, boat, moat, float, moan, groan, loan…

Which others did you find.

Reading: Starlight/folensonline.

Big Book, What do you wear to School?

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH09_006/index.html

Read Pages 6-9. Follow the yellow highlighted text and read along.

CVC/Sight Words.

Sight words from the Big Book- to be read, said and repeated aloud.

Point to each word and repeat.

Make with playdough, magnetic letters, write and paint/draw the

words throughout the week.

Repetition is key. We are exposing the children to recognising these

words slowly and with practice.

Find the words in the story and in other print.

This week we are covering the Tier 1 examples: shirt, jumper,

t-shirt, trousers, skirt, dress, tie, socks, shoes, boots, trainers,

coat, hat, gloves, tracksuit.

Advanced readers move to=Tier 2 examples: heavy, comfortable,

uncomfortable, similar, different.

Formation and writing.

Diver letters, next sheet-see P32.

Letter Pp- dive down.

Swin up and over, around and bump!

https://youtu.be/sjHxgua-q2M

Trace over the formation steps with your finger first, then pencil. Trace and copy

the p words on sheet provided. See picture attached of correct page as per booklet.

Maths.

Number order, 1-5.

Planet Maths Page 95.

Ring the correct number in each row. Colour the objects.

Irish.

Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar.

Story of Cinnín Óir.

Listen to the names each word using Folensonline- Abair Liom A online resources.

https://content.folens.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Printables/Flashcards/AL_JI_PC

 

Aistear.

The Hairdressers/Barber Shop- 30 minutes Aistear play per day.

Visual Arts.

Junk Art Alien art.

Junk Art- Any day this week ,find some boxes and containers no longer needed.

Create a Junk Art Alien from Space. Upload a photo or video of your Junk Art Alien

to SEESAW.

Religion.

Mary in May.

Daily work on the Hail Mary Prayer.

SPHE and Well-being.

2 Stars and a Wish

Activity, using SEESAW.

Think of 2 things that were really good about this week. Draw a picture of them-

they are your stars. Now think of 1 thing/area of life that could be even better.

That is your wish- draw a picture of it beside the 2 star pictures. Reflect on your week.

SEESAW upload using a photo of your pictures or if you would like to tell me

your 2 stars and wish, simply add/upload a voice recording.

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity.

https://youtu.be/mhHY8mOQ5eo- filmed before lockdown.

pppppppMonday 11th  of May.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

oa- vowel digraph.

Sound and song at

https://youtu.be/AZLXHxvJObA

https://youtu.be/0sM4JVgym40

Word activity-

https://youtu.be/M8nGaspuWAQ

Reading

Starlight/folensonline.

Big Book, What do you wear to School?

Listen to the Reading Song. Sing along.

Reading along with the Big Book,

follow the text as it is highlighted yellow.

Read and Re-read pages 2-5.

Explore the pictures/illustrations and

read the Author’s name.

Contrast and compare your uniform

to the uniforms shown.

CVC/Sight Words.

Sight words from the Big Book- to be read,

said and repeated aloud.

Point to each word and repeat.

Make with playdough, magnetic letters,

write and paint/draw the words throughout

the week.

Repetition is key. We are exposing the children

to recognising these words slowly and with practice.

Find the words in the story and in other print.

This week we are covering the Tier 1 examples:

shirt, jumper, t-shirt, trousers, skirt, dress, tie, socks,

shoes, boots, trainers, coat, hat, gloves, tracksuit.

Advanced readers move to=Tier 2 examples: heavy,

comfortable, uncomfortable, similar, different.

Formation and writing.

Diver letters- Look for b sheet as per picture below.

To form the lower case letter b, start at the top, dive down.

Swim up and over and around and bump.

Complete sheet as per picture

OR

Seesaw letter Bb formation task.

https://youtu.be/_F5UTpWNzig

Using your finger first, follow the steps and trace the letter. Repeat 3 times. Now using your pencil trace over the big/bold letter b at the top and complete the line of Bb at the bottom.

On the reverse of this sheet, continue to form and write the letter b.

Circle your favourite/best b and send a picture of your work to SEESAW.

Maths.

First and Last.

Have a chat about what First and last means.

Have you ever been first/last?

What places or times require us to line up/queue?

Planet Maths pupil Textbook, Page 94.

Using your finger point to the first and last in each row. Colour the first one in each row blue and the last one in each row red.

Irish.

Cinnín Óir agus na Trí Bhéar.

Story of Cinnín Óir.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Stories/AL_JI_ACT_Sceal_L24_CinninOir/build/index.html

CÚLA 4 app.

TG4 cartoons as Gaeilge.

Aistear.

The Hairdressers/Barber Shop.

30 minutes Aistear play per day.

Visual Arts.

Junk Art- Any day this week, find some boxes and containers

no longer needed. Create a Junk Art Alien from Space.

Upload a photo or video of your Junk Art Alien to SEESAW by Friday.

Music.

Space Songs.

Listen to the 8 planet space song.

https://youtu.be/WApvQ8yp5WE

Religion.

May, Month of Mary.

This month we can try to learn the Hail Mary Prayer.

I will post a text of words below. Daily recitation will help the children learn this prayer.

SESE.

Space.

See links over to explore the human struggle to make it to Space.

It became known as the Space Race.

SEESAW Planet activity Task.

https://youtu.be/xvaEvCNZymo

and

https://youtu.be/QQ1r7IPTSis

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity per day.

https://youtu.be/u0_1QBQ8Syk

 diverbb

Starlight Reading and Oral langauge plan for this week.

This will span the entire week and act as a menu to take ideas from. 

Class

Junior Infants

Theme

School

Unit

9

Subtheme

My classroom

Genre

Report

Shared text title

What Do You Wear to School?

Vocabulary

Tier 1 examples: shirt, jumper, t-shirt, trousers, skirt, dress, tie, socks, shoes, boots, trainers, coat, hat, gloves, tracksuit

Tier 2 examples: heavy, comfortable, uncomfortable, similar, different

Lesson resources

Interactive text, supporting picture book, picture cards, printable report template, multimedia links, e-prompts.

ELL focus

1. Forming full sentences using adjectives to describe their uniform/non-uniform clothes

2. Opposites: similar/different, comfortable/uncomfortable

3. Identifying the difference between ‘this’ and ‘these’ (See pp. 5 + 6 of big book)

Cross curricular links

Arts and Crafts: Make a collage of your school uniform using coloured paper.

Aistear

$1·         Set up a mini-classroom station during structured play sessions, using pictures or photos of different types of school uniform as ‘snap cards’. Arrange the cards face down. Children turn over the cards and describe the uniform they see in the picture, e.g. This uniform is red and grey. It looks comfortable. It is similar to my uniform.

$1·         2. Create small book versions of What I Wear to School for sharing, retelling or rereading the text in a small group.

Related picture books

You’re Wearing THAT to School? by Lynn Plourde

 

   

Element

Learning outcome

The child should be able to …

Communicating

LO1, 2

Take part in and enjoy listening to, reading and talking about a report on what people wear to school.

Understanding

LO3

Understand conventions of print including: title, author and illustrator, words and sentences, left-right directionality, spaces between words, the concept of labels.

LO4

Recognise rhyming words (e.g. cold, mould, fold, bold).

LO5

Recognise words beginning with /l/ and /f/.

Identify written rhyming word patterns from flashcards, (e.g. /old/ - cold, mould, sold, bold, fold).

Recognise sight words, (e.g. have).

LO6

Acquire and understand new vocabulary from listening to a report.

Identify adjectives describing school uniform/non-uniform clothing in a text

Exploring and using

LO7

Identify the features of an informational report.

LO8, 9

1. Make predictions based on the front cover of a text.

2. Make connections between their own lives and the lives of others.

LO10

Listen to fluent reading by the teacher, join in and self-correct, where possible.

Listen to differences in intonation between fiction and non-fiction reading.

 

Reading and Oral langauge plan.

Lesson 1: Text read aloud by teacher

Introduction: Introduction and discussion

Development: Modelled report reading; tier 1 and 2 vocabulary instruction; group vocabulary game

Conclusion: If you’re wearing a uniform, clap your hands!

Lesson 3:

Practice reading

Introduction: Show and tell

Development: Participation and practice reading; Sight words and phonics focus

Conclusion: How do you get dressed?

Lesson 2: Shared reading

Introduction: Finish the sentence

Development: Shared reading, engagement and participation

Conclusion: Barrier game – design a uniform; homework – be a reporter!

Lesson 4: Consolidation and follow up

Introduction: Pair talking task

Development: Report writing

Conclusion: Interactive display

 

Lesson 1: Text read aloud by adult.

Introduction

Introduction and discussion LO 3, 8, 9

Conduct a show and tell using the non-fiction book What do you wear to school? and another fiction big book. Elicit differences from the children between fiction and non-fiction. Discuss the cover of the book and predict the information text content, e.g.:

$1·         What do you see in this picture?

$1·         Who is the author of this story?

$1·         Can you read the title?

$1·         Can you tell me anything you already know about school uniforms?

Introduce the concept of a ‘report’ as factual, giving information and providing details. Show example reports on a range of topics from http://www.pdst.ie/node/590.

 

Development

Modelled report reading; tier 1 and 2 vocabulary instruction LO 1, 6, 8, 9, 10

Use either the interactive or print big book to read through the story while children listen. If using the printed book, point to each word as it is being read and ask children to follow along with their eyes. Pause from time to time to engage in critical discussion about the pictures on each page. Ask children a variety of differentiated comprehension questions, such as:

$1·         What do you wear to school?

$1·         Do we have a uniform in our school?

$1·         If you have a uniform, can you describe it?

$1·         What clothes do you wear for sports?

$1·         Why do many schools have uniforms?

$1·         What is good about wearing/not wearing a uniform?

$1·         Why do we wear different clothes when playing sports?

$1·         What is the difference between uniforms in hot and cold countries?

Group vocabulary game LO 3

Arrange the children in groups of four. Ask them to guess tier 1 words using picture cards (see Lesson resource 1). The children take turns drawing the picture cards without letting the other children see it. They then describe the item without naming it, (e.g. jumper: you wear this over your shirt in winter, it’s fuzzy and keeps you warm, etc.). The other children must guess what the item is.

Conclusion

If you’re wearing a uniform, clap your hands! (tier 1 vocabulary) LO 3

Ask the whole class to participate in singing and performing a version of ‘If You’re Happy And You Know It,’ but substituting items of your school’s uniform (or common non-uniform clothing items) for feelings, e.g.:

If you’re wearing a grey jumper (children point to their jumper), clap your hands (children clap twice)

If you’re wearing a grey jumper, clap your hands,

If you’re wearing a grey jumper, clap your hands, clap your hands,

If you’re wearing a grey jumper, clap your hands.

 

If you’re wearing black socks/a white shirt/a red tie, stamp your feet/shout hooray/do all three, etc.

Encourage children to sing along and to clearly identify each item of clothing named by pointing to it or touching it as they sing.

 

 

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Revision of “ai”

Revise the song, rhyme and action.

Can you name 5 words with “ai” sounds in them.

https://youtu.be/EQGObQTTR-g

CVC/Sight Words.

Revise all the words we covered this week.

https://youtu.be/3FR883wZmEg

Formation and writing.

Formation Booklet- next sheet, 26 and the lower case letter Ll.

See example of sheet below.

Use the rhyme.

Start at the top, down. Bump the line.

Trace the L and l.

Trace over and then form/copy the words at the bottom.

Or

Complete the Ll formation on Seesaw.

Maths.

Can you find any Zero numbers around your house? Photograph and upload or voice record a list of the examples of Zero you found.

https://youtu.be/epEq3HXtkZE

Irish.

Revise

Na dathanna.

Uimhreacha 1-10.

Eadaí.

1 programme daily on TG4- cartoons etc. or the topics revised using the CÚLA 4 app. This app is free and I would highly recommend it for key vocabulary in a child friendly way.

See picture below.

Aistear.

The school/classroom.

30 minutes Aistear and then tidy up school for weekend.

Music.

Revise the Solar System and Sun songs as per link below.

https://youtu.be/BZ-qLUIj_A0

and

https://youtu.be/t-kzdR93bqw

Religion.

Grow In love. Seasonal Lesson 5- Mary.

Grow in Love Pupil Book, Page 63. Chat about the pictures and then colour the picture of Mary on P62.

P.E

20 minutes Physical activity.

https://youtu.be/d3LPrhI0v-w

Handwriting Without Tears, letter Ll sheet.

lll

CÚLA 4 App.

cula4b

 

dathanna

 

 

Thursday 7th of May.

 

 

Daily Reading from Starlight Core Reader- On the Farm as per link and lesson layout plan

further down on this web page. 2-3 pages per day and new words/sight word activities 

and flashcards.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

“ai” digraph.

https://youtu.be/uxDatnyiYPI

SEESAW ACTIVITY.

CVC/Sight Words.

Do and have.

Starlight NEW WORDS as per 

Core Reader On the Farm.

Details as per plan below and link.

https://youtu.be/3FR883wZmEg

Formation and writing.

Tricky Letter Kk.

Using wool, string, links, ribbon etc., form the letter Kk using 2 pieces. Remember our line names; BIG line, LITTLE line.

Activity on SEESAW

OR

Activity here on left.

Upload a photo of your work. I can’t wait to see them.

Maths.

Zero is an empty set.

The number Zero even looks like an empty set or hula hoop.

Planet Maths Textbook, Page 93.

Write the correct number for each set, especially the sets with Zero objects in them.

Colour and remember to do your neatest, most careful colouring.

Revise Zero song;

https://youtu.be/epEq3HXtkZE

Irish.

Eadaí- Clothes.

See pictures below and on SEESAW. Name the clothes shown.

Try to use the Irish words instead this week and teach to your younger siblings or family members.

Aistear.

School/classroom

30 minutes Aistear daily. Use sheet or blackboard to teach the “ai” sound and your new sight words to your class.

Visual Arts,

Music and SESE.

Space and the Solar System.

SEESAW TASK,

https://youtu.be/ZHAqT4hXnMw

Religion.

Grow In love. Seasonal Lesson 5- Mary.

Story, Ave Maria.

The story of Aoibhinn and her Nan.

Listen to the story and chat about it.

SPHE and Well-being.

Taking 5 minutes out.

Take 5 minutes to Breathe, using your hand tracing, 5 inter-connected breaths.

P.E

 See Physical Gross and Fine Motor activity list below.

https://youtu.be/d3LPrhI0v-w

 physio

Eadaí-

eadai

 

Wednesday, 6th of May.

 Reading of Core Reader, On the Farm, as per plan outlined below on this web page.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Vowel digraph- ai.

Sound and jolly song as per top link over.

https://youtu.be/JDzpV3jFefs

Draw 5 “ai” words from the list below;

Pain,snail, hail,sail,rain,train,chain,brain and paint.

SEESAW link- upload a photo of your pictures or draw in seesaw using drawing pad and add.

CVC/Sight Words.

Too and to.

Explore the difference between the words to and too.

https://youtu.be/kWtMmRZDY-4

SEESAW task- explain the difference between to and too using the voice recorder. Put the words into spoken sentences.

Formation and writing.

New Formation Booklet- see picture attached.

Tricky Letters- Kk.

Follow the Karate Kick rhyme and trace the letters and words on the Sheet.

Revise pencil grip and starting letters at the top songs.

https://youtu.be/K1v4wVaEGqA

https://youtu.be/um096Twf3lQ

Maths.

Zero Song as per link.

SEESAW activity to draw/make number Zero.

See poor Zero Dog in photo below. 

https://youtu.be/epEq3HXtkZE

Irish.

Na dathanna-colours.

Uimhreacha- 1 go dtí 10.

TG4 show well known cartoons, such as PJ Masks after 3pm in the afternoon as Gaeilge. This is a great way to expose your child to listening to Irish in a fun and engaging way.

Aistear.

3o minutes daily- The School/Classroom.

SESE/Music and Visual Arts combined topic.

https://youtu.be/BZ-qLUIj_A0

Name the Solar System Planets in order.

The sun is not a planet- explore the sun- what it is made of, how it helps life on Earth and draw a picture of our Sun.

See mini lesson link below

https://youtu.be/libKVRa01L8

and Sun song;

https://youtu.be/t-kzdR93bqw

Religion.

Grow In Love- Seasonal Lesson.

Mary in the Month of May.

May is the Month when we celebrate Mary, the Mother of God. This year with the Schools and Churches closed, a May altar will be a wonderful space to create in the house. I know I have fond memories of creating a May Altar as a child with my Granny.

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity.

SEESAW link- using the voice recorder or a picture, tell me about the types of activities you are doing.

Or;

https://youtu.be/d3LPrhI0v-w

Poor ZERO Dog has no food in his bowl.

Zero looks like an empty bowl or hula hoop.

zerodog

Sight words of to and too.

igotodotodotodot

canigoto

Handwriting formation of tricky letter Kk.

Use the Karate Kick approach as per KK sheet in your pack/folder.

kkk

 

 

Work list for Tuesday, 5th May.

Please see the weekly Starlight Core Reader plan below and Starlight Core Reader Link.

This plan will span the entire week and can be used as a menu of reading related tasks,

and content to be adapted. Daily reading is key to helping the children connect their

sight words, CVC word, phonics and indeed writing skills.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Vowel digraph- ai.

Sound and jolly song as per top link over.

My ear hurt I was in pain, ai, ai- cup your hand around your ear to hear and say “ai”.

https://youtu.be/0sM4JVgym40

SEESAW Link activity- find words that have the “ai” sound in them.

Reading- Core Reader as per plan below. this plan and link will span the week.

CVC/Sight Words--Dolch Reading List- see sheet in work folder. New words of Be and Big. Say the words several times. Explore what they mean and try putting the words into sentences or a funny story. Repeat throughout the day.

https://youtu.be/kWtMmRZDY-4

Formation and writing.

Formation booklet- see picture below.

Printing Power P21- Letter Uu.

Follow the letter formation directions of

Down, Travel up,

Bump and back down bump.

Revise the starting to write song- Where do you start your letters?.....at the top.

https://youtu.be/um096Twf3lQ

And Pick Up a pencil song via links below.

https://youtu.be/DP5htYZ5jjQ

and

https://youtu.be/K1v4wVaEGqA

Maths.

Meet Zero Dog.

Planet Maths Textbook- Page 92.

Poor Zero Dog went to the bowl. It was empty. He went to the press. It was empty. Poor Zero Dog.

The number Zero is an empty number and even looks like an empty hula hoop or container.

Starting at the top, trace the number zero and colour the picture of Zero Dog.

Irish.

Na dathanna- colours.

See Pictures below.

Name each colour in Irish.

I would highly recommend the CÚLA 4 app. It is a great way to repeat and learn key vocabulary, especially numbers and colours etc.

Aistear.

The School/Classroom.

Create a classroom for your Aistear this week. If you have a blackboard, small table for a desk, teddies for pupils, crayons, markers, old copies/notebooks and sheets of paper and so on. Setting up a small school somewhere in the house may be helpful in the house over the next few weeks and keep the kitchen table clear!

SESE- The Solar System.

There are 8 planets in the Solar System. We are going to learn the names of them this week. See links attached for fun and catchy songs to learn the planet names.

https://youtu.be/BZ-qLUIj_A0

Religion.

Daily morning, lunch and evening prayers.

SPHE /Well-being.

Feelings activity on SEESAW.

P.E

20 minutes physical activity. Free style or using work outs like below link.

https://youtu.be/d3LPrhI0v-w

 

 Starlight Core Reader link and weekly plan.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH11_004/index.html

 

 

Junior Infants Core/Foundation Reader 2 – Guided Reading and Writing Lesson Plan

Unit

11

Text

Core/Foundation Reader 2: On the Farm

Theme

Animals

Subtheme

The farm

Genre

Report

Book band

Core: Red; Foundation: Pink

Sight words

here, is, are, has

New words

Core: fun, farm, Zeb, cat, hi, milk, Peg, hen, six, eggs, Rex, sheep dog, plays, in, grass, pig, mud, piglet, pen

Foundation: farm, Zeb, cat, milk, Peg, hen, six, eggs, Rex, dog, pig, mud

Phonics focus

/z/, /w/

Comprehension strategies

Predicting, Making Connections, Clarifying, Inferring

Lesson resources

Starlight: Core Reader 2 (p. 1–12)

Starlight: Foundation Reader 2 (p. 1–12)

Starlight: Junior Infant Skills Book (p. 9–12)

Unit 11: Vocabulary lists (Core and Foundation)

Digital: Unit 11 Vocabulary Flashcards; Unit 11 sight word activity

Cross-curricular links

Maths – Data: Record data in the classroom on ‘favourite farm animals’. Create a pictogram to show the findings.

Gaeilge: Play ‘Cluiche Kim’ with the class, using cardboard or plastic farm animals. Teach the children vocabulary associated with the topic: madra, bó, muc, caora, sicín, etc.

SESE – Geography: Teach the children about how food gets from farms to shops, e.g. how packaged sliced bread begins with a field of wheat.

SESE – Science: The children could experiment with making butter in order to see how materials change.

Art: Create a multi-textured picture of the farmyard, using a variety of natural and synthetic fibres and fabrics, e.g. burlap, cotton wool and twine. The children look and respond to their own work and the work of the others.

PE: Give each child the name of a farm animal to imitate. It may help to go over the movements and sounds that farm animals make beforehand. When the game begins,   the children move around the gym/playing field, imitating their animal and searching for the other children who are imitating the same animal. The first team to get all their animals together wins.

Games/Activities

Video: Watch and listen to ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’ (YouTube). Ask the children to continue the song by adding more farm animals and their sounds, e.g. horse, chickens, donkey, rooster, etc.

Games: Play ‘Who Am I?’ with the children, using different farm animals. For example: ‘I’m white or brown. I lay eggs and cluck. What am I?’

Play ‘Farmyard Bingo’, using pictures of different farmyard items (tractor, barn, stable, spade, saddle, etc.).

Nursery rhymes: ‘The Farmer in the Dell’, ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’, ‘Five Little Ducks’, ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’, etc.

Aistear Links

Sociodramatic play: The children could create a farm scenario where they are the farmers and the animals. They could use classroom objects as farm tools.

Puppets: The children could colour and cut out finger-puppets of farm animals and use them to retell nursery rhymes.

Small world: The children could play with toy farm animals and machinery, creating their own miniature farms.

Construction: The children could create junk-art barns and stables.

Creative play: The children could create their favourite farm animal from playdough.

Sand area: Hide animal-themed jigsaw puzzle pieces in the sand. Ask the children to retrieve the pieces and complete the jigsaw.

Differentiation

Reading

Teachers can differentiate by using either the Foundation or the Core reader.

A full list of levelled readers at a variety of book band levels for the theme of ‘Animals’ can be found on p. 104 of the Teacher’s Guide.

 

Writing

All children carry out the same writing task (Starlight Junior Infants Skills Book p. 12). Writing is differentiated by outcome.

Assessment

Running record – Unit 11, Core Reader 2: On the Farm

Running record – Unit 11, Foundation Reader 2: On the Farm

         

Reading outcomes

Element

Learning outcome

The child should be able to …

Communicating

LO 1

Enjoy reading a report (information book)

Understanding

LO 3

Understand conventions of print, including the function of a book cover and what an author does

LO 5

Recognise the sight words: here, is, are, has

Read CVC words and short simple sentences

Use cues from pictures to read

LO 6

Acquire new vocabulary from a report (see new words lists)

Exploring and using

LO 7

Understand that a report gives us information about real-life topics

LO 8

Respond verbally to a simple report and ask questions about the information given in it

LO 9

Make inferences based on the images in a report

Clarify the information in the report

LO 10

Read a simple report supported by illustrations, building fluency

Writing outcomes

Element

Learning outcome

The child should be able to …

Communicating

LO 1

Enjoy drawing farm animals and equipment and creating letter-like forms

Understanding

LO 3

Distinguish between reading and writing and write left to right and top to bottom

LO 4

Use letters to represent words 

Begin to copy print

LO 5

Use new vocabulary about the farm in their writing

Exploring and using

LO 6

Draw and label animals, buildings, equipment or people that they might see on a farm

LO 7

Use the topic of ‘The Farm’ to write a simple text in collaboration with their teacher

LO 9

Write some upper- and lower-case letters

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH11_004/index.html

 Na Dathanna.

dathanna

 

Handwriting Without Tears-Printing Power Uu sheet.

usheet

The Dolch List.

Each child has a black and white copy of this in the work Folder.

20200326 120025

27th of April to 1st May,2020.

 

 

 

Dear children and Parents,

Well done to all the children on a brilliant week of work, both on Seesaw and with work done from the website work lists.

Please remember that both the website list and Seesaw tasks are a menu to choose from, never feel that they are a prescriptive list to be fully completed. I am so conscious that you, the parents, are working and working from home as well as supporting the children in their learning and school tasks. 

I have really enjoyed catching up with the children via Seesaw this week and the two-way communication is a very positive and beneficial way to see their work and tasks and share in the learning experience.

Thank you all for the amazing positive and supportive way you are approaching Seesaw and the continuity of the children's learning.

I look forward to the exciting tasks ahead this week and to both hearing and seeing work from the children. Keep up the great work!!

Keep well and safe,

Anita Halligan.

 

 

Friday, May 1st.

 

 

 

 Dear children and families,

Please choose 2 items maximum from today's list and the Seesaw activities.

I wish you all a very happy and safe bank-holiday weekend.

Teacher.

 

Phonics. 

 

Today we are putting ee or sounds together.

 

https://youtu.be/W57mT4x488A

 

Jolly Jingle- https://youtu.be/0sM4JVgym40

 

CVC/Sight Words and Folensonlie-The Duck Pond- Interactive Core Reader.

 

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH12_003/index.html

 

Read 2-3 pages daily. Look out for the sight words.

 

Click on New Word flashcard and sight word game to practice sight words.

 

See more detail on reading steps and extension activities listed in weekly plan attached.

 

The Duck Pond Interactive games and activities- see link below.

 

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH12_005/index.html

 

Why not try the; Story2, Questions and Activity game.

 

Maths. 

 

Name all the 2D and 3D shapes.

 

Explain the difference between 2D and 3D.

 

                Cut out activity -https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-n-1105-3d-shape-sorting-activity

 

Or

 

SEESAW Shape drawing activity.

 

Irish.     

 

Go to Folensonline.ie

 

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L23_001/index.html

 

Follow the online story and activities.

 

Revise all key vocabulary and quickly go over all activities in link above.

 

Test yourself on pointing to correct pictures on page 80 and 81 for;

 

An zú, ainmhithe,moncaí, sioráf,leon,eilifint, nathar nimhe,uachtar reoite,hata

 

gréine, spéaclaí gréine, eagla.

 

Aistear.               

 

Vets/pet shop- 30 minutes daily and tidy away your vets and toys.

 

Music. 

 

Animal Song.

 

Listen to the animal song and join in.    

 

The Singing Walrus;

 

https://youtu.

 

be/zgJle_VO7Gk

 

Religion.             

 

Water is Wonderful.

 

Water is a gift, especially clean water.

 

Chat together and complete Page 47.

 

What have you learned about your Baptism day?

 

Why not tell me about your Baptism using the SEESAW voice recorder.

 

SPHE and Well-being.  

 

The Zen Den/relaxation Space can be used daily.

 

https://youtu.be/uUIGKhG_Vq8?list=TLPQMDYwNDIwMjBaw6H6rKx1cA

 

P.E and physical activity.             

 

20 minutes physical activity per day.     

 

Skipping week.

 

 Eduactional TV.

The RTE Home School Hub is well worth a watch, especially if you have children of different classes/ages.

TG4/ Cúla 4 is also doing eduactional programmes for primary school children every morning between 10-10.30 am. The programmes are directed at Irish Medium schools, but I really have to commend the phonics and programmes aimed at the younger children, as they are really well done and easy to follow. Listening to Irish daily in a fun way like this is s great way to keep your child in tune with the cúpla focail they already have. I have added the schedule just in case you want to give it a try.

Maith sibh!!

cul4daily

 

WEEK2.

Thursday 30th of April.

 

 

Subject.

Description/workbook details and links.

 

Phonics.

Next digraph is not a vowel set, but or.

Watch Youtube links listed over to explore the or sound.

https://youtu.be/0TKWxjU0UgQ

https://youtu.be/-48G217E0fQ

On SEESAW draw and write 5 “or” words/pictures.

CVC/Sight words.

Reading.

The Duck Pond- Interactive Core Reader.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH12_003/index.html

Read 2-3 pages daily. Look out for the sight words.

Click on New Word flashcard and sight word game to practice sight words.

See more detail on reading steps and extension activities listed in

weekly plan attached.

The Duck Pond Interactive games and activities- see link below.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH12_005/index.html

Why not try the; Explore, Story 2 or Poem activity.

Formation.

Lower Case Ff.

See picture of formation sheet below

or

complete Ff formation on SEESAW.

Maths.

3D shapes.

How many 3D shapes can you name?

Optional worksheet below.

Worksheet to identify faces, edges and corners/vertices

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-n-1040-3d-shape-properties-worksheets

Irish.

Go to Folensonline.ie

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L23_001/index.html

Follow the online story and activities.

Song and Poem revision.

Pupil Textbook, Lch/Page; 83-Ceangail na poncanna

/join the dots and colour.

Aistear.

Vets/pet shop- 30 minutes daily.

SESE/

Visual Arts.

Farmer Duck.

See Picture of Farmer Duck cover below.

Can you design a new cover for the story?

SEESAW link activity.

Music.

Create a How Goes the Work Rap or

song to your favourite tune.

https://youtu.be/wn4b9AqiUbw Farmer Duck

re-telling with Michael Rosen.

Optional----Use SEESAW to upload your rap,

I would love to hear it!!!

Religion.

Water.

Online story activity- Mesi goes for Water.

Examine how different life for your child is to that of Mesi.

Grow in love activity book, Page 46.

Explore all the ways we use water.

Match the pictures and colour the page.

P.E.

20 minutes physical activity per day.

Skipping skills week.

 Screenshot 20200429-120849 Samsung Internet

Farmer Duck. Can you design a new cover?

letterfthursday

Thursday Letter formation sheet.

Wednesday 29th of April.

 

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Vowel digraphs.

ee- find 5 words with ee . Did you find- see, bee, feet, sheet,

meet, greet, tweet, sleet, tree, sleep.

Chat about what each word means.

Check words using;

https://youtu.be/du3incCU6Xc

Link for parents https://youtu.be/nfWCcIz2Qjk

Links for pupils

https://youtu.be/k-n_LHGseNk

and

https://youtu.be/-IePesMT83Q

CVC/Sight Words.

The Duck Pond- Interactive Core Reader.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH12_003/index.html

Read 2-3 pages daily. Look out for the sight words.

Click on New Word flashcard and sight word game to practice sight words.

See more detail on reading steps and extension activities listed in

weekly plan attached.

The Duck Pond Interactive games and activities- see link below.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH12_005/index.html

Why not try the; Explore, Story1 or labelling activity.

Starlight Reading and Oral language

Formation and writing.

Tricky Letters; Lower case e.

Remember the rhyme.

Dot-start.

Hit the ball.

Run the bases.

See photo of booklet below-

No.23Printing Power.

Upload a picture of your formation

to SEESAW or complete

the SEESAW e formation activity.

https://youtu.be/aSy7nw4qWik

https://youtu.be/hMk7HrB77I4

Maths.

Cuboid.

3D shapes.

Go on a 3D Shape hunt around your house

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/ni-n-143-3d-shapes-school-walk-activity-sheet

or

SEESAW activity on 3D shapes.

Irish.

Go to Folensonline.ie

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L23_001/index.html

Follow the online story and activities for Lá 3-Day 3.

Revise new words/vocabulary.

Pupil textbook Page 82-Ceangail le cheile /match and colour.

Aistear.

Vets/Pet shop- 30 minutes daily.

Visual Arts.

Farmer Duck.

Revise the story of Farmer Duck.

Using toys, blocks, playdough or drawing,

show your favourite part of the story.

https://youtu.be/Gug6P8l1q6c

SEESAW link.

I would love to see your work, why not upload a

picture of what you did or send me a voice recorded

caption or description of your piece and why you chose it.

Religion.

Theme 8- Water.

Lesson 1 –Water is Wonderful.

Log into Growinlove.ie using password

This chapter explore the significance of water

in our lives and how water plays a part in our Baptism.

Have a chat about your child’s Baptism and maybe look at photos

or video footage to explore the Sacrament itself as well as who was there,

the clothes worn by a baby in Baptism, the role of the Holy Water, Oils used

and the Priest who Baptised the children.

SPHE and Well-being.

Relaxation space; create a relaxation space in the home/playroom.

It can be your ZEN DEN.

Farmer Duck was quite mean to Duck.

Has someone ever been mean to you?

Explore how we feel when people are mean to us.

Engage with the Cosmic Yoga activity about the Mean Bug.

https://youtu.be/b5LLfdhGekA                            

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity per day.

Skipping skills week.

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Tuesday 28th of April.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

New phonics sounds.

Vowel digraphs/blends.

The rule is;

When 2 vowels go out walking the first one does the talking.

 The first one shouts its name.

So now istead of his sound.He will shout the letter name E.

Today we are looking at “ee”- Teacher Seesaw activity.

Link for parents https://youtu.be/nfWCcIz2Qjk

Links for pupils

https://youtu.be/k-n_LHGseNk

and

https://youtu.be/-IePesMT83Q

CVC/Sight Words.

The Duck Pond- Interactive Core Reader.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH12_003/index.html

Read 2-3 pages daily.

 Look out for the sight words.

Click on New Word flashcard and sight 

word game to practice sight words.

See more detail on reading steps and

 extension activities listed in weekly

 plan attached.

Starlight oral language and reading.

Formation and writing.

Get set for school booklet: 

sheet 9- Frog jump capitals.

Using Seesaw, draw/write all the frog jump capitals

OR

Make the frog jump capitals in wool, 

string, LEGO or playdough and

 upload to Seesaw.

Maths.

Cube and sphere-revise.

Triangular Prism.

Cylinder.

Planet Maths Pages 102 & 103.

Colour any spheres, triangular prisms,

 cylinders and cubes hidden in the picture.

Identify the 3D Shape Game -

https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-2/name-the-three-dimensional-shape

Irish.

Go to Folensonline.ie

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L23_001/index.html

Follow the online story and activities for Lá 2- Day 2.

Pupil textbook Pages; 80-81.

 Point to pictures to use and repeat key vocabulary of;

An zú, ainmhithe,moncaí, sioráf

,leon,eilifint, nathar nimhe,uachtar reoite,hata

gréine, spéaclaí gréine, eagla.

Amhrán/Song- Ag an Zú- find in

 Abair liom resources.

Aistear.

Vets/ Pet shop- 30 minutes daily.

SESE/

Story/

Oral language

Farmer Duck.

Listen to the story via link-

https://youtu.be/Gug6P8l1q6c

Respond to the story by answering the following;

What jobs did Duck have to do?

What did Farmer mean when 

he said, “How goes the Work?”

Why was the farmer so mean to Duck? 

What words would you use to describe

 the farmer?

How did Duck feel?

How did the animals help Duck? 

Were the animals happy ever after?

SPHE and Well-being.

SEESAW activity.

Use random objects from the house

 to spell out a feeling you are experiencing. 

See pic below and upload your example to seesaw.

P.E and physical activity.

20 minutes physical activity daily.

Skipping challenge.

Do you know how to skip? Try learning this week.

 Feelings Picture.

 Happy

 Vowel Digraphs- When 2 vowels go out walking.....

2vowels1

 

 2vowels2

 

 

 

Monday 27th of April.

 

Subject.

Activity and web links or workbook details.

Phonics.

Vowels.

Revise the phonic sounds and names of the 5 vowels.

https://youtu.be/FyMIg7nZeNA

Look at links here.

Can you make the 5 vowels out of playdough or lego?

A E I O and U- The 5 vowels.

Stand up, legs apart and arms out in front.

Air box as you shout each letter name, alternating a hand for each vowel.

Repeat several times.

https://youtu.be/fR-BLFZyAWs

https://youIePesMT83Q tu.be/-

CVC/Sight Words.

The Duck Pond- Interactive Core Reader.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/corereaders/SL_JI_ACT_CH12_003/index.html

Read 2-3 pages daily. Look out for the sight words.

Click on New Word flashcard and sight word game

to practice sight words.

See more detail on reading steps and extension activities

listed in weekly plan attached.

Starlight Reading/oral language.

Formation and writing.

Seesaw activity.

Form letters on worksheet handout 9 and then using seesaw

app upload a picture or use the drawing pad to form the letters

and submit.

Get set for school booklet: sheet 9- Frog jump capitals.

https://youtu.be/EaifybYd4qA

Maths.

A 2D shape is flat, but a 3D shape is something we can see,

hold or walk around. It has many sides and faces.

Today we will look at the;

$1·         Sphere: a rounded 3D shape like a football or globe.

It has 1 face/surface and no corners or sharp sides.

A cube: is a box-like shape. It has 6 faces/sides and 8 corners.

A dice, oxo cube, tissue box and many toys have this shape.

See picture attached.

See how many sphere and cube shapes you can find around the house.

SEESAW activity or

Using SEESAW, photograph and upload your findings if you would like to.

Listen to the song about 3D Shapes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiqzRrTqRA8

Irish.

An Zú.

Aabair Liom A- Ceacht 23-Lch/Pages; 80-83.

Repeat key vocabulary of;

An zú, ainmhithe,moncaí, sioráf,leon,eilifint,

nathar nimhe,uachtar reoite,hata

gréine, spéaclaí gréine, eagla.

Go to Folensonline.ie

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L23_001/index.html

Follow the online story and activities.

See photo here on website for weekly layout.

Complete activities for Lá 1- Day 1.

Song: Ag an Zú.

Aistear.

The Veterinary Clinic or Pet shop.

Using any cuddly toys, doctors set, sheets of paper,

old phone and so on, create your own pet shop or vets.

https://youtu.be/z8ckAFRd5Eo

https://youtu.be/sGBvLwzWgX4

Music.

Animal Songs.

Before you begin can you name 5 animal songs or

songs with animal names in the title. Why not list

your ideas on seesaw!

https://youtu.be/qutrhcu8i04

https://youtu.be/zWsN1EFGKkc

Which song do you prefer?

Which song was fast/slow?

Religion.

Theme 8- Water.

Lesson 1 –Water is Wonderful.

Link to Lesson:

https://app.growinlove.ie/en/user/lesson-resources/57

See online story, Welcomed with Water.

Listen to the story.

Chat about what you understand from the story.

Name 5 things we use water for.

SESE

Jobs- The Veterinarian.

What Job would you like to do when you are older?

Why not research your dream job and find out 3 new facts.

You can add a picture of yourself doing your dream job to

SEESAW, I would love to see it!

https://youtu.be/iQ6mc1NCylo

P.E and physical activity.

15 minutes outdoor and physical activity per day.

Skipping challenge- Do you know how to skip?

Maybe this week is the week to learn!

https://youtu.be/wyUSvuHQlvM

 

 

Starlight Reading and Oral Langauge Plan. 27/04/20 to 01/05/20.

 Junior Infants Core/Foundation Reader 2 – Guided Reading and Writing Lesson Plan

Unit

12

Text

Core/Foundation Reader 2: The Duck Pond

Theme

Animals

Subtheme

The duck pond

Genre

Narrative

Book band

Core: Red; Foundation: Pink

Sight words

go, see, look, of

New words

Core: kids, at, duck, pond, says, Kate, lots, quack, frog, jump, Jack, can, fish, yes, splash, wuff, Rocky, very, big, swan, flaps, its, wings, hiss, let’s

Foundation: kids, at, pond, duck, lots, swim, frog, jump, fish, yes, swan, very, big, let’s

Phonics focus

/y/, /v/

Comprehension strategies

Making Connections, Inferring, Clarifying (F)

Lesson resources

Starlight: Core Reader 2 (p. 13–24)

Starlight: Foundation Reader 2 (p. 13–24)

Starlight: Junior Infant Skills Book (p. 13–16)

Unit 12: Vocabulary lists (Core and Foundation)

Digital: Unit 12 Vocabulary Flashcards; Unit 12 sight word activity

Cross-curricular links

Maths – Shape: Give the children a variety of cut-out 2-D shapes to create a picture of a duck pond. When they have completed their picture, ask the children to count how many of each shape they have used.

Maths – Matching: The children could play a game where they match grown-up animals with their baby counterparts (duck with duckling, swan with cygnet, etc.).

Gaeilge: The theme Caitheamh aimsire could be covered under the subheading Ag an Pháirc. Teach the children the vocabulary and a whole-body response for a variety of activities that they can do at the park, e.g. Is féidir liom rith, Is féidir liom luascadh, Is féidir liom bia a thabhairt do na lacha. This unit could culminate with a trip to a local pond or park.

SESE – Geography: Cover the strand Natural Habitats and the strand unit Local Natural Habitats. The children could observe, explore and discuss a local pond, collecting and classifying items that they find at the pond.

SESE – Science: Cover the strand Living Things and the strand unit Plants and Animals. The children could learn about and create a model for the Life Cycle of the Frog.

SESE – History: The children could listen to the teacher retell the story The Children of Lir. The children could then sequence the story.

Art: The children could use pastels to create their favourite image from The Children of Lir or a picture of their local pond.

PE: Provide magnifying glasses so that the children can draw a detailed up-close image of something that they found at the pond, e.g. a feather or a pebble.

PE: The children could cover jumping in the strand of Athletics. Ask the children to practise different kinds of jumps (e.g. motorcycle jumps, frog jumps and jumping in and out of a hula hoop).

Games/Activities

Nursery rhymes: ‘Five Little Ducks’, ‘Little Green Frog Song’, ‘Five Little Speckled Frogs’ (YouTube).

Song: ‘Over in the Meadow’ by Barefoot Books (YouTube).

Video: Peppa Pig, S2 E11, ‘The Boat Pond’ (YouTube).

Aistear Links

Sociodramatic play : The children could play in the Home Corner, working together to prepare a child for a walk in the park. They could discuss safety on the walk to the park, and safety while around water. This could then elicit discussion about how different parents in the animal world keep their children safe.

Puppets: Ask the children to make sock puppets of different pond creatures (frog, duck, swan, etc.) and to use them dramatically to act out nursery rhymes and songs.

Construction: The children could use Lego to create homes or habitats for different animals.

Small world/Water area: The children could create a pond habitat with a large basin of water and toy fish, rubber ducks, pebbles, greenery, boats etc.

Differentiation

Reading

Teachers can differentiate by using either the Foundation or the Core reader.

A full list of levelled readers at a variety of book band levels for the theme of ‘Animals’ can be found on p. 104 of the Teacher’s Guide.

 

Writing

All children carry out the same writing task (Starlight Junior Infants Skills Book p. 16). Writing is differentiated by outcome.

Assessment

Running record – Unit 12, Core Reader 2: The Duck Pond

Running record – Unit 12, Foundation Reader 2: The Duck Pond

         

Reading outcomes

Element

Learning outcome

The child should be able to …

Communicating

LO 1

Enjoy reading a narrative

Understanding

LO 3

Understand conventions of print, including what an illustrator does and that illustrations carry meaning

LO 4

Explore onomatopoeic words, e.g. splished, splashed

LO 5

Recognise the sight words: go, see, look, of

Read CVC words and short simple sentences

Use cues from pictures to read

LO 6

Acquire new vocabulary from a narrative (see new words lists)

Exploring and using

LO 7

Understand that a narrative tells the reader a story

LO 8

Respond verbally to a simple narrative and ask and answer questions about main events and characters

LO 9

Visualise events in a narrative

Make connections with a narrative

Make inferences about events in a narrative

LO 10

Read a simple narrative supported by illustrations, building fluency

Writing outcomes

Element

Learning outcome

The child should be able to …

Communicating

LO 1

Enjoy creating letter-like forms

Understanding

LO 3

Distinguish between reading and writing and write left to right and top to bottom

LO 4

Begin to copy print

Begin to write simple words independently

LO 5

Use new vocabulary about the duck pond in their writing

Exploring and using

LO 6

Draw and write about things that they would see at the duck pond

LO 7

Use the topic of ‘The Duck Pond’ to write a simple text in collaboration with their teacher

LO 9

Write some upper- and lower-case letters

 

 

 

Vowels.

vowels

3D Shapes.

3dshape

cubes

 

circles

Sunflower Update!!

 

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Do you remember I planted Sunflower seeds for you before Easter?

Well boys and girls, look what is starting to pop up out of the soil!!

Hopefully we will have flowers in a few weeks.

 

Wednesday.

Friday, April 24th.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Revision of letter Oo.

Pretend to turn on the light switch o/o/on then

Switch off o/o/off.

The song goes-

Now it’s dark, the lights go on.

Time for bed, the lights go off.

https://youtu.be/oWbY5EKys60

https://youtu.be/RWbvHZBmrqk

https://youtu.be/9OVWFl4x2dQ

Find 3 objects around the house that begin with O. Photograph/draw a picture and upload to SEESAW if you can.

CVC/Sight Words.

Last Day of revision.

Close your eyes. Place your finger on a sight word. Now say the word and then put the word into a verbal sentence.

Do this for at least 6 words.

Choose your easiest and hardest sight word. Put them into a funny/silly sentence and repeat the word while looking at it.

https://youtu.be/idexNu0SZpU

SEESAW activity- Using Microphone, record your best/favourite silly sentence and upload to seesaw.

Starlight Oral language Reading.

Continue with the Duck Pond story as per lesson outline from start of week.

Lesson 2-complete.

Formation and writing.

On a blackboard/white board or sheet of paper form the following Frog Jump Capitals;

FEDPBRNM.

Get set for school booklet: sheet 9- Frog jump capitals.

https://youtu.be/K1v4wVaEGqA

https://youtu.be/EaifybYd4qA

Maths.

Capacity-Full and empty.

Look around the house for examples of empty containers etc.

If the weather is nice today, why not explore full and empty with a basin of water and containers of various shapes and sizes.

Planet Maths Pupil Textbook, Page 91.

Colour the things that are empty in each row.

https://youtu.be/V7Ds6-rnvi0

https://youtu.be/b4Ko_SafjQw

Irish.

An Siopa- use your Irish vocabulary in Aistear Today.

Aistear.

The Shop/Supermarket.

30 minutes play and then tidy away all objects into their correct places. We will have a new topic on Monday. Feel free to take a photo of your Aistear play space an upload to SEESAW.

Visual Arts.

Rosie The Hen.

https://youtu.be/R3kNUTwJhf8

Using playdough, paint, crayons/colours. Draw Rosie the Hen.

Re-create Rosie’s journey.

Religion.

Revise the Morning and evening Prayer.

You could use them daily at home or say them before you begin and end your school work. See Growinlove.ie for details of school prayers.

SPHE and Well-being.

Axel Sheffler Coronavirus story.

https://youtu.be/AAj12TDHY8c

P.E and physical activity.

10-20 minutes activity outside.

Did you ride your bicycle or play on your scooter/ Go-kart this week. If you have a swing or slide or trampoline, give them a go!

 

 

Thursday 23rd, April.

Today there are 4 SEESAW activities listed. Please choose the 2 your child wants to try most.

 

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Letter of the Day is Jj.

Look up Jj phonics songs and words using links given here.

Find Jj items using an eye spy game.

SEESAW link tracing task.

https://youtu.be/6KXX6fCKWes

https://youtu.be/DrYSjJf0ksc

https://youtu.be/-b9asCO1Uxk

CVC/Sight Words.

Choose 5 more sight words from the list.

Write out the 5 words on the floor using objects from around the house.

See picture attached below.

SEESAW LINK- upload your favourite picture.

https://youtu.be/EppIgnilutw

https://youtu.be/Zd7tuu6lxQI

Starlight, Oral language and Reading.

Reading the Core Reader story, The Duck Pond using Starlight online resources and lesson layout from start of week. Continue with WEEK 1, Lesson 2.

Formation and writing.

Seesaw activity of J formation or do sheet listed on the right.

Get set for school booklet: sheet 11-Centre starting capitals.

https://youtu.be/K1v4wVaEGqA

Maths.

Shape revision- SEESAW activity.

Capacity-Full.

Chat and discussion to explore what the term FULL means.

Look around for examples of objects that can be full/empty.

Planet Maths Pupil Textbook, Page 90.

Colour each Beaker to the top.

https://youtu.be/V7Ds6-rnvi0

https://youtu.be/b4Ko_SafjQw

Irish.

An Siopa.

Folensonline.ie – click on link below for interactive Quiz.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Vocabulary_games/AL_JI_GAME_Flashcard_L21_003/index.html

Abair Liom Pupil Workbook, Lch 75. Match the characters to their treat from the shop and colour the picture.

Aistear.

30 minutes Aistear/role- play daily. Create a shopping list or price signs for the shop.

SESE

Rosie The Hen.

SEESAW activity.

Music.

The Banjo- In the Youtube re-telling of Rosie The Hen , the music is American banjo music.

Listen to the banjo music via link and answer the questions underneath.

https://youtu.be/SdO-BUwR7e4

https://youtu.be/I3qbB4Kq3Y0

-Have you heard a banjo before? Where?

-Do you think it is easy or hard to play?

-How is it similar/ different to a guitar?

-Is it fast or slow?

-Would you like to play the banjo?

-Is there a musical instrument you play/would like to learn to play?

P.E /activity.

10 minutes activity daily.

Rte10@10 or https://youtu.be/3_oIssULEk0

shape card

Keep up the brilliant shape work.

Seesaw uploads of shape pictures were excellent. 

shape house

 

 Sight word creations. Give writing sight words with objects a try!!

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Wednesday 22nd.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Jolly Phonics letter Bb.

Draw 5 pictures of things that begin with the Bb sound.

Examples; bird,bag,brush,biscuit,book,

Ball,bunny,basket,bicycle,berries.

Jolly phonics sound, action and song examples;

https://youtu.be/bMns7nj3kjQ

https://youtu.be/f1bcER1Zzak

CVC/Sight Words.

Select 5 more Wordwall words and trace over several times with lots of colours. This helps us learn to spell and learn each word especially if we say/repeat the word as we draw over it.

Complete SEESAW link Activity- CVC words.

Starlight Oral language and Reading.

Continue with the Duck Pond lessons and e-book as set out in lesson outline below. Section Lesson 2, complete a section of.

Folens are also granting access to graded readers at the following link;

http://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx.

Select teacher login, using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and use code

Parents20.

A wide selection of lovely e-books are there to explore.

Formation and writing.

Get set for school booklet: sheet no.10 –Starting corner capitals.

Lots of repetition using sheets/whiteboards is key.

https://youtu.be/P39SPxpCv4M

https://youtu.be/K1v4wVaEGqA

Maths.

2D Shapes.

On a sheet of paper ,draw a square, circle, rectangle, oval and triangle. Cut out with adult supervision.

Create a picture or design with your cut outs.

https://youtu.be/WTeqUejf3D0

https://youtu.be/OEbRDtCAFdU

https://youtu.be/svrkthG2950 -Name the shape game.

SEESAW shape activity.

Irish.

An Siopa.

The Poem/Dán- Ag Dul go dtí an Siopa Milseán.

Play Siopa as part of Aistear play and use as many Irish words as possible.

Abair liom Workbook, Lch 74. Cuir X ar an gceann difriúil. Put an X on the odd one out.

Aistear.

An Siopa/The shop.

30 minutes at least daily.

SESE/Visual Arts.

Rosie The Hen,

By Pat Hutchins.

Follow Rosie and re-tell and re-trace her journey.

Explore the positional language of around, over, under, through etc.

Why was the Fox following Rosie?

What happened to the Fox?

Did Rosie know the Fox was following?

What happened to the Fox at the end?

Rosie The Hen music and re-telling

https://youtu.be/R3kNUTwJhf8

On a sheet, draw a picture map tracing Rosie’s journey. See picture below. Use chalk outside or sheets of paper- whatever you have.

Label key places/points in the story such as;

Haystack

Mill

Pond

Yard

Fence

Beehive.

Religion.

An Easter Surprise- adapted from Luke 24:1-12.

Alleluia- Explore what the word Alleluia means and examples of times we use the word.

Grow in Love online.

P41 in Pupils workbook- Write the Word ALLELUIA and decorate the page.

SPHE and Well-being.

Relaxation and breathing activities such as 5 Inter-connected breaths.

Cosmic Den- https://youtu.be/uUIGKhG_Vq8

Physical activity.

10 -15 minutes physical activity and lots of outdoor play.

Rosie The Hen.

rosie henhouse

 

Rosie the Hen went for a walk.

Across the yard.

rosie pond

Around the Pond.

Over the Haystack and through the fence.

rosie fence

rosie bee

Under the Beehive.

rosie tea

And got back in time for Tea.

Can you re-trace Rosie on her adventure and make a map?

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Tuesday 21st April.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Letter Ff.

My friends and I went to the beach, with my floaty fish. It got a hole the air came out….. Make a FFFF sound like air escaping from a blow up fish.

Jolly phonics letter Ff- https://youtu.be/eHTZEDsPb-4

Jack Hartman letter Ff

https://youtu.be/LWMED_3Nvig

Look around for objects in the home that begin with Ff. Did you find any of the following?

Floor, fish, farm, finger, fireplace, furniture….

CVC/Sight Words.

Wordwall revision.

See SEESAW for CVC and sight word activities.

See picture example below.

See photos attached.

Write a word from the wordwall. Using lots of different colours write over several times, spelling the word out as you trace over it. This really helps us learn the spelling of each word. Do this daily for 4-5 words per day. This is especially beneficial for tricky sight/wordwall words.

Starlight/Oral language& Reading.

Lesson 1 below. Continue and complete lesson 1.

www.folensonline.ie

Write new key words on a sheet/whiteboard.

SEESAW link- Make a Reading Den this week. It will take a  few days. Enjoy.

Formation and writing.

Today we are tracing capitals that have the same shape as the lower case letter. See Photos attached and form the letters using whiteboard or sheets of paper.

Get set for school booklet- Same as Capitals sheet no.14.

https://youtu.be/K1v4wVaEGqA

Maths.

2D shape revision.

 

Challenge yourself to draw 2D shapes, including a star, oval, hexagon…etc.

Planet Maths Textbook, Page 101 Revision of 2D shapes. Colour the shapes the correct colour.

https://youtu.be/WTeqUejf3D0

https://youtu.be/OEbRDtCAFdU

Irish.

Lá 2.

See pictures of flashcards below.

Airgead-Money.

Líreacán-lollipop.

Criospaí- crisps.

Siopa-shop.

Siopadóir- shopkeeper.

Looking at the online poster or Pupil Textbook poster, pages 72&73.Call out a new vocab word and your child must point to it on the poster.

Repeat the Irish word as they do so.

Use www.folensonline.ie and select Abair liom A to access online resources, poems/songs and to play the interactive games and activities.

The Cúla 4 app is highly recommended for fun ways to use and learn new vocabulary.

Aistear.

The shop/Supermarket.

30 minutes daily.

Music.

Song Spring is Here.

Do the actions for the bird, frog etc.

Spring is Here by The Learning Station.

https://youtu.be/DobrRgD5aOU

Religion.

Jesus Is Risen- An Easter Surprise.

Grow In love online.

Interactive online story and sequencing activity.

Revise the Sign of the Cross.

Colour P40.

P.E and physical activity.

10-20 minutes physical activity daily.

RTE 10@10.

Joe Wicks daily workouts for the whole family.

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criospai

money

 

 

 

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Daily Plan- Monday 20th of April.

Subject.

Activity

Workbook Pages and links.

Phonics.

Letter of the day- Ll.

Find objects around your home/room that begins with the letter Ll.

Revise the “lul lul lul”- we lick our lollipops action and sound.

Play Ll eye spy.

Jolly Phonics letter Ll song and video clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcsYikt0_QQ

Oral language &Reading /starlight.

See lesson plan layout below.

Complete a section of lesson 1 content.

www.folensonline.ie

Reading

As per Reading plan attached.

Follow the plan as laid out for next 2 weeks.

CVC/Sight Words.

Make CVC words from the first Phonic letter sets:

s,a,t,i,p,n and c,e,h,r,m,d.

Use magnetic letters or write you CVC words on a sheet.

See how many of the following words you made.

Sat,pat,cat,rat,mat,hat,tat,nat.

Sit,pit,nit,hit. Pin,tin,din.

Tap,mad,had,pad,sad.

Ten,den,pen,men… etc.

Youtube CVC word song/Jack Hartman CVC songs.

https://youtu.be/oDVAhDyHZaA

Self-directed Reading.

Choose a favourite book .

Go through the story looking for the following sight words;

I, the, see, to, said, we, and…..etc

Formation and writing.

Capital letters revision.

All Capital letters can be made using four key shapes;

Big line. Little line. Big curve and little curve.

Get Set For school sheet 12- Capital Review.

See pictures of sheets at end of this list.

Use a black/white board to practice making all the capital letters.

https://youtu.be/K1v4wVaEGqA

Maths.

Revise 2D shapes by naming each 2D shape you remember.

Count the sides and corners. Tell a grown up the difference between a square and rectangle given that they both have 4 sides.

Explore the Triangle. Count the number of sides and corners it has.

If you find the shapes easy, move onto

Pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon.

Look around your home for examples of square, rectangle and triangle shapes.

Planet Maths Textbook, Page 100- Revision of 2D shapes. Colour Triangle green and the Rectangle blue.

https://youtu.be/OEbRDtCAFdU

https://youtu.be/WTeqUejf3D0

Irish.

Abair Liom- An Siopa/Siopadóireacht.

Foclóir nua: see lesson plan above for the week. Take 2-3 words per day and learn. Irish words can be incorporated into Aistear shop play also.

Siopa-Shop.

Siopadóir- shopkeeper.

Airgead-money.

From Lesson Plan Layout below. Participate in activities listed under Lá 1.

See digital poster and spotlight naming game.

https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L21_001/index.html

Abair Liom Workbook-Pages 72+73.

Identify the Siopadóir, Síofra, Seán, airgead.

Song- Ag Dul go dtí an Siopa- online.

The Cúla 4 app is highly recommended for fun ways to use and learn new vocabulary.

Aistear.

The Shop/supermarket: Create a shop/supermarket area.

Make signs, price labels and a name tag for yourself.

Take turns as a customer/shop assistant.

Twinkl have fantastic templates to download if printing is available to you.

See WWW.twinkl.i/offer and use code: IRLTWINKLHELPS.

At least 30 minutes socio-dramatic/Aistear play per day.

Visual Arts.

Aistear- make a poster/sign for your shop.

SPHE and Well-being.

Revise:

$1·          Hand Hygiene.

$1·          Social Distancing.

$1·          Staying at home.

New topic- Learning to relax.

Story- The Magic Moment.

By

                     Niall Breslin.

https://youtu.be/aMwBJ2pHQSQ

https://youtu.be/4yvtpVvNNU0

Teach your parent the 5 inter-connected breaths method of relaxation as follows;

$1·          Hold out your hand as though you are signalling STOP.

$1·          Take your pointing finger from your other hand. Place it below your thumb.

$1·          Trace up around your fingers one at a time. As you trace/move upward, breathe in. Hold your breath at the top and then breathe out as you trace/move down each finger.

$1·          Repeat and take deeper breaths in and out.

$1·          Try to relax and clear your mind.

P.E and physical activity.

10 minutes Physical activity in the morning and again after lunch.

Fresh Air in the afternoon and free play.

RTE 10@10.

Joe Wicks is streaming workouts for the whole family daily.

get set for school booklet

Find this booklet in your work pack.

Go to sheet as per picture below.

capital review

Literacy Layout Plan.

April 20th -24th.

 

Weekly Plan.

 

Starlight and Oral Language and Reading layout –for use with Folens online link below.

 

Go to: https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH12_004/index.html

 

Class

Junior Infants

Theme

Animals

Unit

12

Subtheme

The duck pond      

Unit genre

Narrative

Vocabulary

Tier 1 examples: duck, swan, pond, bank, barking, wings,
angry, frog, mouse, fish

Tier 2 examples: splash, waddle, flap

Tier 3 examples: antennae, bulging, graceful, spines, slithering, darting

Lesson resources

Multimedia links

   

Element

Learning outcome

The child should be able to …

Communicating

LO 1

Listen with interest to the story I Don’t Want to be a Frog.

Story: I don’t want to be a Frogby Dev Petty for the children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqLB9pbJprU

LO 2

Develop vocal and facial expression, pace and intonation when speaking, e.g. Group speaking of poem; use eye contact, demonstrate awareness of listener’s needs during pair talking tasks, e.g. Busy bee talking tasks.

Understanding

LO 4

Express ideas using, e.g. embedded clause structures (something which); ‘different from’; pronouns, ‘both’; conjunction ‘because’; introduce the adverb ‘alike’.

LO 5, 6

Understand multiple meaning words, e.g. bank; synonyms, e.g. beak/bill; adverbs, e.g. gracefully, lightly, busily.

Use a wide range of nouns and adjectives to explore the poster scene.

LO 7

Demonstrate understanding, e.g. Rhyme and mime.

Exploring and using

LO 8, 9

Ask and answer a variety of open and closed questions.

LO 10

Use language to categorise, e.g. creature, animal, insect, bird, fish.

LO 12

Use idiomatic language, e.g. As soft as a feather.

Explore the aesthetic use of language through the poem Ten Little Tadpoles.

LO 14

Use language to explain/describe, e.g. How are they alike/different?

 

Fortnightly plan

 

Lesson 1

Digital poster (Story mode)

Digital poster (Explore mode): Talk and discussion

‘I spy’ – part 1

Rhyme and mime

Lesson 3

Digital poster (Explore mode): Talk and discussion

Categorising: Bird watch/identify the insect

Digital poster (Activity mode): Who am I?

Pair talking tasks: Busy bees (I Spy – part 2; How are they alike? How are they Different? – Part 2)

Lesson 2

Digital poster (Story mode): Recap

Digital poster (Question mode)

Story: I don’t want to be a Frog

How are they different? – Part 1

Lesson 4

Digital poster (Label mode)

Digital poster (Poem mode) – ‘Ten Little Tadpoles’; Group speaking

Pair/group talking task: Tadpole treats


Lesson 1- Week 1, Monday and Tuesday.

 

Digital poster (Story mode) LO 1

 

Play either the Story mode 1 (starters) or Story mode 2 (flyers) for the class, depending on the ability level.

 

Digital poster (Explore mode): Talk and discussion LO 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 14

 

Go to the Explore mode of the poster. Ask the children the following questions:

 

  • How many creatures can you name on the water/under the water/over the pond/on the bank of the pond/around the pond?
  • Can you describe how the animals are moving?
  • What words would you use to describe the creatures?
  • What sounds do they make? (e.g. croak; chirp; quack; squeak)
  • Can you name some interesting feature about each animal(e.g. ladybird – spots; frog – bulging eyes; hedgehog – prickly spines; swan – long neck; duck – yellow beak/bill; mouse – whiskers)
  • What baby animals can you see? What are their names? (e.g. ducklings, hoglets, tadpoles, cygnets, pinkies, chicks)

 

Nouns e.g. swan; ducks; ducklings; frogs; fish; birds; hedgehog; worm; mouse; ladybird; butterfly; reeds; lily pads

 

Synonymse.g. beak/bill

 

Adjectives e.g. green; graceful; beautiful; pretty; colourful; soft; furry; prickly; wriggly; slimy; bulging; slithery; pretty; colourful; delicate; fragile; fluffy

 

Verbs e.g. swan gliding; duck swimming/waddling/diving/paddling; wings flapping; fish darting/splashing; frogs leaping; birds flying; hedgehog burrowing/rooting/curling up; worm wriggling/slithering; mouse creeping; ladybird crawling; butterfly fluttering; water rippling; reeds growing; lily pads floating

 

Adverbs – e.g. gracefully; lightly; smoothly; quietly; carefully; busily

 

Use the spotlight tool to focus on different items as they are named. Use the pen tool to categorise the various items after they have been named, e.g. circle… (on the water; under the water; over the pond; on the bank; around the pond)

 

‘I spy’ – part 1 LO 4, 5, 6

 

Play a game of ‘I spy’ with the class, focusing on colour, features, movement, sound and location.

 

e.g. I spy with my little eye something that is green/has spots/waddles/tweets/lives under the water, etc.

 

Encourage correct naming and expanded descriptions, using the most interesting and varied vocabulary possible.

 

Rhyme and mime LO 12

 

Speak the rhyme below for the class, encouraging children to join in and perform appropriate movements.

 

Ducks waddle

 

Frogs leap

 

Hedgehogs burrow

 

Mice creep

 

Fish dart

 

Swans glide

 

Worms wriggle

 

I hide

 

Ask children to speak the rhyme again, this time adding a descriptive word to each line – first an adjective (e.g. Brown ducks waddle; fat frogs leap; graceful swans glide) then an adverb (e.g. fish dart quickly; hedgehogs burrow busily; worms wriggle quietly).

 

Happy Easter.

 

 

 

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Dear children and parents,

My family and I would like to wish you all a very happy and restful Easter.

Stay home and well and I look forward to next part of our learning journey adventure

together after the Easter holidays. 

No formal tasks or homework will be set over Easter, but please find below some tasks and

activities that may be enjoyable and make the best of our time spent at home.

  • Reading together.
  • storytelling.
  • writing letters, cards and lists/notes.
  • gardening.
  • baking and cooking with adult supervision.
  • setting the table and doing daily jobs at home.
  • gardening.
  • nature walks.
  • creative arts and drawing.
  • outdoor play and physical activity- creating obstacle courses etc.
  • board games.
  • card games.
  • Jenga.
  • jigsaws.
  • flying a kite.
  • Lego- see lego challenge below.

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I hope the Easter Bunny manages to get around and that chocolate covered faces bring joy!

All the very best,

A Halligan.

 

 

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Stay Home Together.

 

 

RTE Home School Hub, 02/04/20.

This morning the RTE Home School Hub had a lovely

hands-on Science lesson that would great fun.

The lesson was a floating and sinking lesson and

would need a random selection of objects, a tub/basin

of water and some adult supervision. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Tiny Seed Thursday!!

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The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.

Visit the following link and read the story of the Tiny Seed.

https://youtu.be/I_A_e6h-DhU

What an amazing journey of growth the seed experienced. Can you remember and re-tell

the parts of the story and all the things that happened to the seed?

Name the seasons shown in the story.

Repeat and list the Seasons in order, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

In America, Autumn is called Fall. Can you think of a reason it is called the Fall?

Visit the following links for Season and Months of the Year videos and songs;

https://youtu.be/Iisj2kTZIFs

and 

https://youtu.be/Fe9bnYRzFvk

The Illustrations in the book are very beautiful.

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Can you see the beautiful dots and splashes of paint and how the spatter painting makes beautiful illustrations.

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If you are allowed, why not try spatter painting outside by puttting some paint on the

brushand using your finger flick the brush to make the spatter.

Alternatively, use a wasted marker to paint  tiny dots and then finger paint

the bigger shapes. Let them all combine to create a dot picture in some

of the colours shown in the story.

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If you are running out of jobs to do at home and would like to help the birds, why not leave some apple buts or bread out today for our little feather friends, who are busy building nests.

 

 

 RTE Home School Hub- Wednesday, 01/04/20.

This morning the Home School Hub on RTE had two lessons that could easily be

of interest and adapted for the children. In the History lesson on historical artefacts,

the Juniors could easily explore the house/garage for historical artefacts and examine/investigate itemsin the same way.

Old objects such as a walkman or radio or time spent looking for evidence in old

photographs etc will prove both educational and entertaining.

The second activity was the relaxation and yoga lesson. Moving, stretching and physical

activity is of great benefit to the children.  See NEPS relaxation activities below also.

 

 

Relaxation tips for children.

 

 

The National Educational Psychological Service,NEPS have some very useful resources online, including this publication about relaxation techniques.

https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Services/National-Educational-Psychological-Service-NEPS-/NEPS-Home-Page.html

We are all adapting daily to change and anxiety caused by the Corona Virus outbreak and taking some time to relax and breathe is time well spent, especially if we can do it together as a family- giggles and all!!

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Another helpful template is the daily plan template and a document on Guide for

Parents Supporting Children with Routines.

timetable plan

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Task.

Sunshine peeping out and time for all things sunny.

A great activity for all the family is to plant seeds.

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Many of you may have done this already over the past

while and now with the hardware/garden shops closed

it may be harder to gets seeds etc, so I have planted

a Sunflower for each of you.

 

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planted seed pot

I will look after it daily,

watering, shielding from the cold frost at night etc

and when we get back to school in a while, your

sunflower will be waiting for you!! You could design a name card to put on

your pot and decorate it with beautiful colours.

If you have seeds etc why not do some planting, but another

great activity is to help out in the garden or adopt a tree or

plant and look after it daily for the next few weeks.

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Observe your plant/ tree for signs of growth and buds.

Draw pictures of any blossom,visiting bees or birds or creatures!

Draw lots of pictures or take a photo of your planting, adopted plant

or tree and email them to the school or keep for when we return in a while.

 

 

RTE Home School Hub.

I like many of you tuned into the RTE Home school hub and found that

while it is aimed at 1st -6th class pupils, there are parts of the lessons

and some elements of the activities that would be of interest and

benefit to the Juniors. It is woth a look daily and an idea or topic can 

be adapted or explored maybe with simpler terms and language.

Monday's mapping out of a room task could easily be adapted and

today the warm up activity lesson and physics/ball lesson would be

both fun and engaging for the children. The music lesson was a little

compact, but watching it over 1-2 times and helping the children

participate would certainly give them a great skill and musical

understanding for up the school.

There is also a very nice interactive element whereby the children can

get involved too.

It airs daily at 11am and again in the afternoon at 4.15pm.

Details at rte.ie/learn

 

 

 

Stay at Home.

Dear Parents and children,

I hope that you are all keeping very well and safe and adjusting to

our current situation. Staying at home together is a big adjustment in the modern busy 

world,but it is the one solid contribution each of us can make to keep our

families and communities safe in the longer term.

Our nurses, doctors and healthcare

staff need our help to make it through this and now is our time

to show our support and admiration by staying at home and staying apart.

As you will know from covering our March topics, our Man of the Month is

President Michael D.Higgins.

His Poem called, Take Care trended this week and ends with the line,

Come home together.

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So maybe we can all stay home together so that loved ones will come home together.

 

I have moved the work list for this week up here to the top and I will add little pictures and simple tasks throughout the week.

Please dip in and out of the listed work and take only what is manageable. The RTE classroom will begin broadcasting this week and there is no harm in the juniors joining in if older siblings are watching or engaging in any tasks etc shown. Lots of physical activity, water/sand play and drawing help the children keep busy and enagaged and reading books is the greatest skill we can give the children at the end of all this.

I thank you all so much and hope that you all take care.

Anita Halligan.

 

Outline of work for Week beginning Monday 30th March- Friday 3rd of April.

The Starlight online reader lesson plan will stretch over the week.

Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March:

Phonics revision and formation sheet work as per existing work pack. Continue with a letter per day= 2 colouring pages, online phonics games and videos and formation work as per pack sheets.

Maths: Next 2 pages in the Number Practice booklet.

P.E: 10 minutes Physical activity using RTE10@10 or Joe Wicks daily workout.

Aistear/Role play: half and hour socio-dramatic play per day.

Reading and word work using www.Folensonline.ie resources as listed below. A little bit daily and the lesson plan outlines additional cross curricular learning from the story.

Starlight Oral Language and Reading Work and Resources/Planned layout.

Go online to www.folensonline and create a free sign in/account. Enter Starlight Junior Infants into the search toolbar and search ‘core reader’ and choose Let’s Make pancakes. There are loads of activities, Flashcards for new sight words and interactive word recognition games.

Junior Infants Core/Foundation Reader 3 – Guided Reading and Writing Lesson Plan

Unit

 

Text

Core/Foundation Reader 3: Let’s Make Pancakes!

Theme

Food

Subtheme

Pizza and pancakes

Genre

Procedure

Book band

Core: Red; Foundation: Pink

Sight words

this, one, for, with

New words

Core: make, pancakes, will, need, spoon, bowl, pour, pan, cup, flour, box, quick, mix, up, six, blobs, bubbles, hot, jam, yum

Foundation: stuff, dish, pan, fill, cup, quick, mix, up, stir, blobs, hot, jam

Phonics focus

/qu/, /x/

Comprehension strategies

Predicting, Making Connections, Summarising (C), Inferring

Lesson resources

All online at

www.folensonline.ie

Starlight: Core Reader 3 (p. 1–12)

Starlight: Foundation Reader 3 (p. 1–12

Unit 13: Vocabulary lists (Core and Foundation)

Digital: Unit 13 Vocabulary Flashcards; Unit 13 sight word activity

Cross-curricular links

Maths – Shape: Ask the children to sort and categorise pizza toppings by shape, colour and size. They could create pizzas with round pepperoni, square ham, triangular cheese, rectangular peppers, etc. The children could then play ‘I Spy’ with shapes in the classroom.

Maths – Measures: The children could work in small groups to make playdough. Use a recipe with simple measurements, e.g. 1 cup of salt, 2 cups of flour, ¾ cup of water. Question the children on which is the bigger or smaller measure, e.g. ‘Is two cups bigger or smaller than one cup?’

Gaeilge: Teach children the phrases ‘Is maith liom’, ‘Ní maith liom’, ‘Is féidir liom’, etc. Ask the children to taste different foods and say which ones they like and dislike, e.g. ‘Is maith liom pancóga’, ‘Ní maith liom cáis’, etc.

SESE – Geography: Teach the children about people who work in the community – shop workers and chefs. If the children are given lunches by the school, the children could talk to the people who make their lunches. If you intend to make pizzas or pancakes in the class, the class could visit a nearby shop to buy ingredients.

SESE – Geography: The children could learn about Italy – the home of pizza!

SESE – Science: Teach the children about materials and change by making pizza or pancakes.

SESE – History: The children could learn about the history of Pancake Tuesday.

Art: The children could learn about Leonardo da Vinci, an artist from Italy.           They could create pizzas from clay.

PE: The children could learn the dance to ‘The Fast Food Song’ by the Fast Food Rockers (YouTube).

Games/Activities

Songs: ‘Ten Little Pancakes’ (YouTube video by Little Baby Bum), ‘The Pancake Song’ (YouTube video by Pancake Manor), ‘Peanut Butter in a Cup’ (YouTube video by GoNoodle).

Poem: ‘Mix a Pancake’ by Christina Rossetti.

Aistear Links

Sociodramatic playThe children could play pizza parlours. Each child could wear a chef’s hat and apron. They could create pizzas for their classmates, using the playdough they made in the measuring activity above.

PuppetsThe children could make puppets out of wooden spoons to retell their nursery rhymes and songs.

Construction: The children could construct a kitchen out of junk-art. For example: a microwave from a shoebox or an oven from a large cardboard box (with paper plates for the hob, etc.).

Creative playThe children could create menus, place settings and signs to use in their restaurant.

Water playThe children could use suds and sponges to wash up the bowls and spoons they used to make playdough.

Differentiation