18th May – Weather ☁🌡

Hello Senior Infants! Thank you so much for continuing to send me lovely photos of your work and other activities you’ve been up to!! This week’s theme is “Weather”

Here is your work to cover this week.

English
Phonics:

-ug

Create a rhyme

 

Complete –ug worksheet

 

 

Ask the children to come up with words that end in –ug and write them on to their word family flower.

Develop an awareness of rhyme using these words.

Complete –ug worksheet

 

If you have collected your Spelling made fun workbooks, please continue on at your own pace.

 

Digraph: /ur/

 

Complete /ur/ booklet and /ur/ Piggy Bank activity

 

Continue learning letter names

 

Play Geraldine the Giraffe to learn the digraph /ur/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q49YSWKPyVo

Complete the /ur/ booklet

Piggy Bank Activity; Cut and stick all words with /ur/ in it.

 

Revise the letter names of the alphabet.

 

Tricky words:

Am, it’s, now

 

Revision of tricky words (booklet attached in email)

 

Read and write sentences with their new tricky words.

 

 

Revise tricky words in tricky word booklet.

Writing:

My News

Written using cursive handwriting.

 

Continue cursive handwriting practice;

 

 

 

My News: focusing on Who? What? When? Where? and Why? Introduce feelings words in to their news; I was happy/glad/sad when….. etc.

 

Practice cursive handwriting- If you have collected your books from school; continue on to the next page; cover approximately 2-3 letters each week but continue to revise others. You can avail of our Go with the Flow online resource here http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/gwtf-handwriting/index.html#!/book-sections/1/section-groups/1

 

Reading:

Handa’s Hen

 

Book review worksheet attached in email

 

 

Extra reading material available online:

 

 

Revise and listen to the story ‘Handa’s Hen’ by Eileen Browne again  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9FZqX1CBqE

  • Recall and retell significant events and details from the story.
  • Write a book review on Handa’s Hen

 

·        Oxford Owl are offering free books online once you create an account https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

·        Nessy are also offering free access for 4 weeks. They have programmes to support reading and spelling and are recommended for children with reading difficulties. Email  virtualschool@nessy.com to sign up for this.

·        Another one to revise phonics through read along stories is starfall https://www.starfall.com/h/

 

 

 

Maths
Number:

Busy at Maths Home/School Links Book

 

If you have collected the Busy at Maths home/ school links book, please feel free to work away at your child’s own pace. This book can also be accessed through cjfallon online.

 

Number

 

Worksheet attached in email

·        Complete the pages on Number (addition to 10) using Busy at Maths pages 91-96. Also available using cjfallon online.

·        Extra challenge: Addition using number line worksheets.

 

Gaeilge
Revise Éadaí (Clothes)

Dathanna (Colours)

Na huimhreacha (numbers)

 

An Aimsir (weather); Download the ‘An Aimsir’ PowerPoint with Audio here: https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/roi-gl-53751-the-weather-powerpoint-audio

 

Continue to revise Éadaí and Dathanna using the links shared in Blog Post 3

Revise the numbers 0-10

A haon, a dó, a trí etc.

 

Complete the Aimsir worksheet attached in email.

 

 

 

Art

 

Weather Art Using your own choice of paint/materials, create a scene of your favourite type of weather.

 

 

Geography
People and places in other areas

–         Map Handa’s search for the hen

–         Compare Kenya and Ireland

–        Cut and stick worksheet attached in email

 

 

·        Listen to the story ‘Handa’s Hen’

·        Map the girls’ search for the hen

·        Compare daily life in Kenya to daily life here in Ireland. Draw a picture of the similarities and differences.

·        Discuss the suitability of different kinds of clothes for different weather conditions

–         Cut and stick activity; pictures of clothes for different seasons

Science
Properties and Characteristics of Materials / Heat ·        Discuss the difference between hot and cold in terms of weather, food, water and the body

(If you like, there is a powerpoint about hot and cold countries available here https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-g-366-ks1-all-about-hot-and-cold-countries-powerpoint)

·        Identify ways of keeping objects and substances warm and cold by wrapping and covering (e.g. cosy on teapot, cool-box, clothes, shade from sunlight)

·        Design a container which can keep ice-cream/ice cold. (Provide a variety of materials for your child to explore eg. Plastic container, plastic bag, cardboard box, baking paper, tin foil, kitchen roll etc.)

 

Physical Education
Outdoor and Adventure Challenge

Orienteering

 

 

Encourage your child to draw a map of where objects are hidden around your house/ garden.

Parents and siblings can then read their map and try find where the objects are hidden.

 

Role Play
Stimulus:

Handa’s Hen

·        Have child-friendly ICT equipment available for your child to record themselves retelling the story ‘Handa’s Hen’. Send it on to a relative or close family friend.

 

 

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on my email.

Mrs. Teeling and Elsa Bear 😊🐶

 

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