Hello Senior Infants!

Dear Parents,

I hope you and all of the children are keeping well and staying safe. Please see below some suggested material you could cover with your children for their home learning this week. I have emailed you with attachments of any suggested worksheets.

English
Phonics:

-ad word family.

 

 

 

 

 

Ask the children to come up with words that end in –ad. For example; Sad, bad, had, glad, dad, mad etc. Ask them to write their list onto their word family houses. (They have done this several times so should know what this is).

— House outline with –ad written in roof and their list of words inside the house.

 

 

digraph /ee/ Play the link below: Geraldine the Giraffe: digraph /ee/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ci0oEO8dXE

Write a list of words with the digraph /ee/ For example; sheep, need, sleep etc.

 

Tricky words:

into, has, time

 

 

Read and write sentences with their new tricky words.
Writing:

My News

Written using cursive handwriting.

St. Patrick’s Day: focusing on Who? What? When? Where? and Why?

 

Reading:

Read a book of choice

Make predictions and connections with the text. Recognise and repeat rhyming words from the story. Discuss and record favourite part of the story. Create their own book cover for the story.

 

 

 

Maths
Number:

Formations

(Worksheet attached in email)

 

Write the numbers using correct formation 0-9

 

Number addition up to 10 (Worksheet attached in email- differentiated sheets to 20 and 30)  

 

Colour by number worksheet. (Adding two numbers to make up to 10)

Please use the counting on strategy with a number line. (Also attached in email). Children have used this strategy before and should be familiar with it.

 

Money:

Recognising coins up to 20c. (1c, 2c, 5c, 10c and 20c.)

 

 

 

 

Adding money up to 10c: (Worksheet attached in email)

·        Cutting and sticking coins in to the correct piggy bank.

·        Going shopping activity; adding money up to 10c

·        If you do not have access to a printer, this can easily be done with actual coins (once sterilised 😊)

 

Outdoor Activities

While out on a stroll around your neighbourhood

Geography:

Types of houses and homes

(PowerPoint available to download on twinkl.ie)

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-2544963-types-of-houses-and-homes-powerpoint

Identify different types of homes:

Cottages/ bungalows, detached/semi-detached /terraced house, apartments, castles, caravans etc.

 

Science:

Build a house activity worksheet attached in email

Observe and investigate a range of materials in the immediate environment:

Water, wood, textiles, food, plastic, metal, rock. Discuss what they are used for.

Describe and compare the building materials used in the houses they see on their walk; noting the differences in colour, shape and texture.

 

 

Art

 

Large House sorting activity:

Worksheet too large to attach in email- available to download on twinkl.ie

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-3928-large-house-sorting-activity

 

Sort a number of household items into the correct rooms.
Junk art: Make a model of a room in the house of their choice. Use a small cardboard box as the room frame and make suitable furniture to fill it with.

 

 

 

Small World/ Role Play

 

Build a house using Lego/ blocks:

 

-Draw a plan of the house before beginning.

-Discuss the materials they used and the rooms that will need to be built and the position of the rooms.

 

 

I hope the tables of content are clear for you to work on but if you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me on my email address. If you would like to share your children’s work, please send on any photos! As Ms. Atkin has mentioned in her email, this is suggested material and there is no compulsion on anyone to engage. The teaching resource website twinkl.ie are offering all parents and teachers a One Month FREE Ultimate Membership. This will allow unlimited access to every single resource for every single curriculum subject. Setting this up is really easy to do. Go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.

Here are some photos I had taken before we finished up.

I hope you all have a lovely week!

Mrs. Teeling and Elsa Bear 😊🐶

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