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Work for Week 3 (March 30th - April 3rd)

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

I hope everyone is keeping safe and well and continuing to follow the advice of the HSE.

Below is a plan of work for the week before the planned Easter Holidays "Week 3" if you like.Parents can now access Folensonline by registering as a teacher and using the special code Prim20 when asked for a roll number. 

English Oral Language:

Big Book-"How to Make a Chicken Sandwich" Available on folensonline. Enter starlight senior infants in the search at the top of the page. From there click resources, then component, then interactive big books, scroll to page 3 Big Book 13

Introduction

introduction and discussion; procedural texts; comprehensionLO 1, 2, 3, 6

Guess the procedure from part of the text title ‘How to make a…’. Ask ypur child the following questions on procedural texts:

$1·        What type of book is this? (Procedural text)

$1·        Can you think of another procedure we covered? (‘How to Groom a Dog, Unit 5)

$1·        How do we know it is a procedural text? (Informative, step-by-step instructions, present tense, captions, real pictures).

Now ask your child general questions on the text:

$1·        Who is the author?

$1·        Have you ever made a sandwich with help or by yourself? What kind? How did you make it?

$1·        Do you bring sandwiches to school? If so, what type of sandwich do you have in your lunchbox today?

$1·        How do the pictures help us understand the steps of how to make a chicken sandwich?

 

Development

Modelled reading; tier 1 vocabulary instructionLO 1, 2, 6, 10

Use the interactive book to read through the text. Point to each word as it is being read and ask your 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 your child to join in. Pause from time to time to allow your child to look at the pictures of the varying steps of how to make a chicken sandwich. Encourage prediction of steps. With the e-text, use the spotlight tool to draw attention to chosen tier 1 vocabulary without breaking the flow of reading e.g.chicken, salad, sandwich, cry, salt, pepper, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, plate, circles.

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

Conclusion

‘Silly Sandwich’ song LO 4

Play the ‘Silly Sandwich’ song for the children. Ask them to find out two silly sandwich combinations.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IcIEyrf_WE

Follow-up:

Favourite sandwich/bar graph

Ask your child to make their favourite sandwich at home and draw/take a photo if it. These pictures can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

$1·        Can you list all of the things you will need to follow this recipe?

$1·        Do you remember what word we use to describe the food we need to make a recipe? Hint: It starts with the /i/ sound.

$1·        This sandwich contains some colourful vegetables. Can you list some other colourful fruits and vegetables?

$1·        Try to think of a fruit or a vegetable for the following colours: red, orange, yellow and green.

$1·        Why do you think the author tells us to slice the cucumber and tomato into ‘thin’ circles?

Encourage children to join in the second time round, varying intonation for exclamation marks and pausing for commas.

Focus on the specific aspects of the text using the pen/conceal/spotlight tools to further highlight/circle, hide or focus on words of interest, phrases or text features such as commas and exclamation marks and tier 2 words e.g. healthy, cooked, pieces, sprinkle, less, careful, prepare, finally, slices, spread, spoonful, edges, layer, half, chopping board, small, together, fillings, hungry, serve, wrap, foil, tasty.

Try using initial sound substitution e.g. /pat/mat. Find words that contain the sound /ue/ e.g. glue. Ask the children: The letters ‘ue’ make the sound /ue/. Can you think of a colour that ends with the sound /ue/?

Promote new vocabulary, e.g. ‘We sprinkle a little salt and pepper onto our food to make it taste even nicer. We call this seasoning our food.’

Ask your child to recall the tricky word ‘know’ and to read tricky words in the text, e.g. ‘more’, ‘make’ and ‘plate’. Play the ‘Tricky Word’ song below, which can be adapted for any tricky words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=83&v=TvMyssfAUx0

Cover

Conventions of print –book title and genre

The title of this book is ‘How to Make a Chicken Salad Sandwich’. What kind of book do you think it is?

Page 2

Sight words

This is the tricky word ‘how’. Can you think of a word that rhymes with ‘how’? Can you think of a sentence with the word ‘how’ in it?

Page 3

Comprehension strategy – making connections

This page lists all of the things that you will need to follow this recipe. Do you remember what word we use to describe the food we need to make a recipe? Here is a clue: It starts with the /i/ sound.

Page 4

Conventions of print – commas

Look at the first sentence. There is a comma after the word ‘first’. What does this comma tell us to do?

Page 5

Comprehension strategy – predicting

This is Step 2 of the recipe. Look at the picture. What do you think the next step will be?

Page 6

Vocabulary development

We sprinkle a little salt and pepper onto our food to make it taste even nicer. We call this seasoning our food.

Page 7

Comprehension strategy – inferring

The recipe tells you to slice the cucumber and tomato into ‘thin circles’. Why do you think the slices should be thin?

Page 8

Phonological awareness –substitution of initial sound

The recipe tells you to pat the lettuce leaves dry. If you were to swap the /p/ sound in pat with the /m/ sound, what new word would you get?

Page 9

Comprehension strategy – making connections

The author tells us that the fillings in this recipe are ‘good for you’. This means that they are healthy and nutritious! Can you think of some other foods that are good for you? List three examples.

Page 10

Phonics – /ue/

The word ‘glue’ ends with the letters ‘ue’. The letters ‘ue’ make the sound /ue/. Can you think of a colour that ends with the sound /ue/?

Page 11

Sight words

This is the tricky word ‘more’. Can you think of a word that means the opposite of ‘more’?

Page 12

Comprehension strategy – making connections

This sandwich contains some colourful fillings. Can you list some other colourful fillings? Try to think of a fruit or a vegetable for the following colours: red, orange, yellow and green.

Page 13

Conventions of print – illustrations

This recipe has pictures on every page. Do you think pictures are helpful in this type of book? Why do you think this?

Page 14

Comprehension strategy –summarising

This sandwich has chicken and salad in it. Can you think of a sandwich with some different ingredients in it? Describe how you would make the sandwich.

Page 15

Vocabulary development

The author says that the sandwich is very ‘tasty’. Can you think of some other words she could have used instead of ‘tasty’ that mean the same thing?

English Reading:

Content:

Core Reader 4-"Super Smoothie " Available on folensonline. Enter starlight senior infants in the search at the top of the page. From there click resources, then component, then core reader 4, Super Smoothie

Starlight Core Reader 4 “Super Smoothie”

English Written Work:

Content:

Starlight Workbook page 49-52

Ready Steady Write page 31&32

English Phonics Work:

Sounds Like Phonics page 72-75.For page 72 the words are at the back of the book on page 93, they can cut at paste them from there. Short i gives the i sound like –in, long i gives the i sound like might.

Below find attached April's tricky words list.

Spellings:

Week 18:

Fed

Bed

Net

Jet

Web

Yes

Leg

Peg

Irish:

https://seideansi.ie/

https://cula4.com/ga/

Maths:

This link is short YouTube Clips to revise the main concepts taught in Senior Infants

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPlwvN0w4qFSP1FllALB92w/playlists

Planet Maths Practice Book page 35-38

Religion:

The Easter Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PSgoPdKQFQ

S.E.S.E:

The following link is useful for themes covered in the Geography and History curriculum

https://www.worldbookonline.com/wbel/#/home

Sid the Science Kid teaches some key Science concepts in a fun way. https://pbskids.org/sid/

Useful link for some Science experiments: https://www.science-sparks.com/science-experiments-for-kids/

P.E.:

Go Noodle: A huge selection of free videos, including dancing, exercise, meditation, reflection activities. Something for everyone. https://family.gonoodle.com/

Cosmic Kids- a great resource for yoga and mindfulness https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

10@10: daily 10 minute exercise videos – https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

S.P.H.E.:

At the time, staying safe and well is the most important. There is a really good child friendly Coronavirus booklet available on this link. Just scroll down to access the English PDF. https://www.mindheart.co/descargables.

Regards,

Ms.Judge

Tricky Words- April

We will be learning the following words this month.

walk

again

eat

never

seven

cold

been

much

give

start

must

first

COVID-19

Dear Parents,

Thank you to everyone who came to collect the school work yesterday.

Below are a few websites that may also be useful over the coming days.


ixl.com for Maths
jollylearning.co.uk 
Apps: 123 learning and ABC learning.The children ar familiar with both of these from stations.
A whiteboard and markers to write out tables, spellings and CVCwords would be  very beneficial.

Encourage games like: headbandz, guess who, draughts, bingo, card games
Play doh, cutting paper, scrapbook work using old magazines and newspapers - clothes, food, colours, famous people
Colouring books.

Most importantly, keep safe and hopefully this will go as quick as it came.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Regards,

Ms.Judge

Aistear- The Flower Shop

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Assembly - February

AssemblySI

Well done to the senior infants who put on an excellent display for the schools on Friday, 28th February.

They performed a beautiful song for the school.

They were followed by the choir, who are preparing for the LMFM mass on Saturday, who sang two beautiful songs for the school.

Well done to the Senior Infants, their teacher, the choir and its co-ordinators on what was a beautiful assembly.

AssemblySI2

Aistear -"The Farm"

This month our theme in Aistear is The Farm.

Below is a sample of our work from our playdough station.

Aistear

School Images

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