Sunday, May 24, 2020

Work for May 25th - 29th

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Senior Infant Contingency Work: 25th  – 29th May 2020
Home: This week we will be doing some activities about homes. There are links to videos and pictures beside the activities.
Sight Words:       house   home   flat   family
Classdojo: Thanks so much to everyone who is sending us pictures and messages on classdojo. It is so great to see how the children are getting on. If your account is not working please contact us at email addresses above and we will help get you back up and running.
Monday
English: Sight Words: Read & recognise ‘house, home, flat, family’. Put each word into a sentence.
Dictation: Try and write these sentences. ‘It is a flat. It is a house. It is a home.’
Gaeilge: Is mise….. Is maith liom….úlla/oráiste/banana buí (video)
Maths:  Listen to the instructions. Draw a big square in the middle of your page. Draw a triangle on top of the square to make a roof. Draw a rectangle for your door. Draw 3 circles for windows.
Website Idea: Shape sorting
Tuesday
Geography: Rooms in a home. Sort the objects into the correct rooms. cooker, television, shower, bed, kettle, pillow, toilet, bath, table, couch, wardrobe, lamp
English: Make a box for kitchen/bedroom/bathroom/living room & write the objects you would find in each room. (See above)
Gaeilge: As yesterday. Is mise….. Is maith liom….úlla/oráiste/banana buí (video)
Maths: Adding Doubles. Practice saying and then writing doubles to 12. 1+1, 2+2, 3+3 etc up to 6+6. Practice, practice, practice…see how fast you can get.
Website Idea: Adults read this on-line book to your child. When Mum Got Back
Wednesday
English: Rhyming Words: What words rhyme with all? Name as many as you can in 30 seconds and then write them down.
Sight Word Scrunch Game: Cut 12 pieces of paper and write house/home/flat/family 3 times each. Read the words and each word said correctly, scrunch the paper up & throw into a bowl. See how many you can get in the bowl in a minute.
Maths: Adding to 10. Practice sums within 10. Use the structure 4+2= etc
Science: Electricity. Watch teacher video then click on ‘Electricity’ to complete worksheet. Draw something that uses electricity in the kitchen/bedroom/living room/bathroom. Video      Electricity
Website Idea: Adding to 10
Thursday
Art: Draw you and your family at home.
English: Write these sentences under your picture. This is my home. This is my family.
Maths: Counting: Ask your child to say the next three numbers after…(any number from 1-20) Then get them to write them down. EG 4…5,6,7;    10…11,12,13; etc
Music: Continue working on The Three Bears music notes. Watch this video.
Website Idea: Online Book. Child read pages 4-7 When Mum Got Back
Friday
English: Listen to the story ‘This is our House’.
Art: Draw your dream home if you won the lotto. Chat about it.
Website Idea: Online Book. Child read pages 8-11 When Mum Got Back
PE: Go for a walk/scoot/cycle. Can you jog for 1 minute?
Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Some 2D shape ideas from Ms. Coyne (weekly plan for May 18th below)


2D shapes are our maths focus this week (see plan below) 
so Ms. Coyne has kindly sent a little maths trail 
and some online links...  

Here's a mini shape trail you might like to do at home;

1.Find a tin can. What shape is it?
Draw around the tin can, what shape did you draw?
2.How many 2D shapes can you see in your kitchen?
(circles, triangles, rectangles, squares & ovals)
3.Get a cereal box. Draw around it. 
What shapes do you get now?
4.Go outside to your back garden. 
Look at the wall. What shapes do you see? 
How many are there altogether?
5.look up at the sky! Do you see any 2D shapes? 
What shapes might you see at night time?

Bert & Ernie make 2D shapes

Imagine shapes

Work for week of May 18th




Notes for this Week
Sight Words:     any     how      got       jump
Daily Starter: 10 running on the spot, 10 touch the grounds, 10 hops on right/left

If you find the work below overwhelming,
remember the best thing for your child is chatting, playing and reading.

Sign up for free & access storybooks for every age & ability.
The children can listen to the books or read them themselves. 

Gaeilge : If you have a laptop , you can download our Irish programme for free at www.edco.ie/bua  ,
select Senior Infants , when it's downloaded use the word ‘trial’ for username & password.
The children are very familiar with this programme and would be able to use it independently. 

If anyone has any concerns around your child’s learning
you can contact Mrs Smyth, Learning Support at ssmyth@stgabrielsprimary.ie 


MONDAY

English: Word focus : any (Write & read it 3 times, then write it in a sentence)
Sound Revision : j (as in jam) Write/draw 5 things that start with j 
Reading : Pick a short story & read some or all of it for someone at home.
Chat about the story. (or listen to a book online on oxfordowl - see above)
Maths : 2D Shape: Circles: Describe a circle, do a circle hunt in your house,
draw 10 circles & write numbers 1-10 in them. 
SPHE: Mindfulness : Sit in a quiet room or your garden for 5 minutes,
close your eyes & listen to all the sounds around you.
Music : Listen & sing-along to the Shape song


TUESDAY

English: Word focus : how (Write & read it 3 times, then write it in a sentence)
Sound Revision : k (as in kite) Write/draw 5 things that start with k
Free Writing: Write a few sentences about anything you like!
Maths : 2D Shape: Squares: What’s special about a square?
Do a square hunt in your house.
Make a picture using as many
squares as you can. 
Science/SPHE: Divide a page in half .
On one side draw healthy foods that are really good for you.
On the other side draw foods that you should only have
now and again as a treat. Chat about this at home. 
Online game suggestion: About Shape Patterns

WEDNESDAY

If possible we would love you to take a break from schoolwork today
and spend the time baking or cooking something easy
in the kitchen together.
Examples: scrambled egg on toast, rice Krispie cakes etc. 

Please use this time to encourage your child to chat
about the activity as you do it together
and maybe later in the day, if possible,
ask them to recall the activity for someone else
(What you used... what steps you took…) 

*We completely understand if it's not possible to do this activity
and it’s fine to have fun doing something else*.

THURSDAY


English: Word focus : got (Write & read it 3 times,
then write it in a sentence)
Sound Revision : l (as in lion) Write/draw 5 things that start with l 
Reading : Pick a short story & read some or all of it for someone at home.
Chat about the story. ((or listen to a book online on oxfordowl - see above)
Maths & Art : 2D Shapes: Triangles: Describe a triangle. Sides? Corners?
Do a triangle hunt in your house. Learn to draw a triangle.
(If it’s tricky, draw 3 dots in a triangular shape for your child
and ask them to join them, repeat) 
 Draw one big triangle & make it into a character
by giving it a face , arms & legs. Give him/her a name.
Send us a picture of him/her!

Online game suggestion: Create your own shapes with elastics!

FRIDAY

English: Word focus : jump (Write & read it 3 times,
then write it in a sentence)
Sound Revision : m (as in mouse) Write/draw 5 things that start with m 
Writing/Dictation:( Read these sentences to your child, they try to write them)

Tom went to the shop. He got a big bun. Tom went home.
 
Maths : 2D Shape: Rectangles: Describe a rectangle. Sides ?Corners?
Do a rectangle hunt in your house.
Draw a shape picture using the four shapes you have been learning about this week! 
Music : Remember how we used to clap along in school
to the Three Bears music notes? (Ta Ta ti-ti Ta) 
Watch this video on YouTube
Then play it a second time & try to clap along.
If you enjoyed it, play it again! 

Well Done on all your work this week !

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Work for 11th - 16th May


Senior Infant Contingency Work: 11th – 15th May 2020

Word version
Water: This week we will be doing some activities with water. Please make sure there is adult supervision where necessary. On Wednesday you will need some water containers so please don’t throw away. (different size bottles, milk carton, juice carton, plastic take away tubs etc) (Video)
Sight Words: wet   water    sink    float
PAWS Water Safety: Please look at this powerpoint and discuss with your child. We can’t get to pools or the beach at the moment but there are many water issues at home – bath and paddling pools in particular  https://online.flowpaper.com/7efd0784/PAWS1ENGLISHWEB/
Monday
Scavenger Hunt: Collect these items from around the house….key, apple, coin, small ball, bottle, spoon, pencil (or any similar objects)
Science: Float or Sink. Guess will the above items float or sink. Then place each item in a basin of water and see if you were right. (Teacher video)
English: Write sentences: The……did float. The….. did not float.
Art: Draw a picture of your floating experiment.
Maths: Adding to 10. Use 10 pieces of pasta/lego/10 coins to help. Can you work out all the ways to add up to 10. Write them down like this. 10+0=10 (Teacher vid)
Website Idea: Counting items to 10. https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-1/counting-review-up-to-10
Tuesday
Scavenger Hunt: Newspaper, tinfoil, plastic bag/freezer bag, cotton wool, tissue, rubber glove (or similar items) and a small bowl of water and a spoon
Science: Is it Waterproof? Guess which of the above items are waterproof. Take a spoon of water and drop it on top of each item. Count to 20 and then check if water has gone through any items. Were your guesses right? Why do you think we need waterproof materials? (Teacher vid)
English: We did a test to see what is waterproof. We used water and a spoon. These things are waterproof.
Art: Draw pictures of the waterproof materials from above and label.
Maths: Practice writing your numbers 1-10.
Website Idea: Adults read this on-line book to your child. www.speld-sa.org.au/component/flippingbook/book/65-ben-fell-in-the-pond
Wednesday
Scavenger Hunt: Collect these items from around the house: cup, bottles, milk carton, juice carton, plastic take-away container. (or similar)
Maths: Capacity (How much liquid can a container hold) Pick 2 of the items above and compare. Which can hold MORE, which holds LESS. Guess and check. Fill the bigger container with water and then pour that into the smaller container. There should be some left over. Repeat with 2 other containers. (Teacher video)
English: Rhyming Words: What words rhyme with wet? Name as many as you can and then write them down.
SESE: Where do we find water? Talk about & draw some of the places we find water. (rivers, canals, ponds, lakes, ocean, pool, paddling pool, sick, bath, shower)
Website Idea: 10 frames: How many more to make 10? https://ie.ixl.com/math/class-1/count-to-fill-a-ten-frame
Thursday
Scavenger Hunt: Cup, pot, jug, take-away container (or similar)
Maths: Capacity. Guess how many cups it would take to fill the jug, pot, take-away container. Fill the cup with water and count how many you need to fill each item. Was your guess right? Put the items in order from the one that holds the least to the one that holds the most. (Teacher video)
English: Sight words: Look at the words, name them and say in a sentence. Wet, water, float, sink
Dictation: I got wet in a pond. The water is hot. It can float.
Art: Draw you at the beach
Website Idea: Online Book. Child read pages 4-7 www.speld-sa.org.au/component/flippingbook/book/65-ben-fell-in-the-pond
Friday
English: ‘sh’ words Can you read these words? Ship    shell   splash  shark  fish
Now try and write the ‘sh’ words.
Maths: Make 10. Can you remember all the ways you made 10 on Tuesday? Use pasta/lego/coins etc to help you. Write them down.
SPHE: What do you think bullying is? How would you feel? What should you do?
Website Idea: Online Book. Child read pages 8-11 www.speld-sa.org.au/component/flippingbook/book/65-ben-fell-in-the-pond
Waterplay: Half fill a basin with water, use plastic cups, bath toys etc to play

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

WORK FOR 6TH - 8TH MAY

Sight Words: Revise previous weeks words
Daily Starter: 10 Knee to Elbow, 10 Jumping Jacks, Touch your toes - hold for 10.
RTE School: Daily at 11.00-12.00 on RTE2. 
If you find the work below overwhelming,
remember the best thing for your child is chatting, playing and reading.
E-mail contact: Please feel free to contact us on our e-mail addresses:
aharte@stgabrielsprimary.ie or cgreene@stgabrielsprimary.ie
or ssmyth@stgabrielsprimary.ie (Mrs Smyth, for Learning Support help & ideas)



Monday & Tuesday

Our school would have been closed these days for the May Bank Holiday
so enjoy two days off school-work!


IT'S TIME TO SHOP!


This week we would like you to collect 5-10 shop items/containers
and set up a pretend shop at home.
(eg cereal boxes/milk/egg cartons etc) 

Thanks to all the parents/guardians for your help with this.

WEDNESDAY:

Set up your pretend shop.  
Art : Give your shop a name & make a sign for it.
We’d love to see a picture of your shop on Class Dojo! 
Drama: Play shop ! Be the shopkeeper, then be the customer -
(Parents - chat about what phrases you could use -
(Hello, how are you?what would you like ? how much is that please?)  
Maths : Count your shop items. Can you put them in order from biggest to smallest? 
English : Write a pretend shopping list (or a real one!).
Use the labels on your items to help you with the list.
Can you write  10 words on your list?
Poem: Listen to :My Parents sent me to the Store

THURSDAY :

Back to your shop!
Maths : Write or stick prices on your shop items.
Pick numbers from 1c up to 10c or 20c .
While you’re playing shop today ,
can you add up the bill for the customer and find the cost of two items?
Drama: Play shop! Be the shopkeeper, then be the customer -
(Parents - can you introduce/encourage some new phrases? -
(eg nice to see you again, there’s your change)
English : Parents please read the poem for your child :
My Parents sent me to the Store (Attached below)
& Have a chat about it. (or listen on youtube - link below)
Memory Game : How many animals can you remember from the poem? 
Art : What was your favourite part of  the poem? Draw a picture . 
Poem: Listen to :My Parents sent me to the Store

FRIDAY

Back to your shop!
Drama: Play shop ! Can you introduce a new character to your shop today?
The postman, delivery person …? Maybe there’s a problem that needs to be solved!?) 
Maths : While you’re playing shop today ,
can you add up the bill for the customer and find the cost of two items?
eg Milk 5c + eggs 2c = 7c                (extra challenge , add 3 items) 
English writing:  Can you write : I am in my shop. I like my shop.
Now write your own sentence. 
Art : Pick one shop item. Put it on the table in front of you.
Look at it carefully & do your best to draw it as you see it.  
Reading: Pick a short storybook at home
and read some or all of it for someone at home.  
Online suggestion: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html Play a game! 

WELL DONE ON A GREAT WEEK’S WORK!





POEM : MY PARENTS SENT ME TO THE STORE
My parents sent me to the store
to buy a loaf of bread.
I came home with a puppy
and a parakeet instead.
I came home with a guinea pig,
a hamster and a cat,
a turtle and a lizard
and a friendly little rat.
I also had a monkey
and a mongoose and a mouse.
Those animals went crazy
when I brought them in the house.
They barked and yelped and hissed
and chased my family out the door.
My parents never let me
do the shopping anymore.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Work for May 25th - 29th

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