Abbeyleix South National School

Scoil Náisiúnta Mainistir Laoise Theas

Junior Infants

Junior Infants- Work at home

I hope you are all keeping well. Here is a list of work to keep the children busy over the next few weeks. There is no pressure to complete this list and I am sure you are all doing a great job in these difficult times. Ms Emma McCarthy

ENGLISH

The children have nearly finished the alphabet following the jolly phonics programme. If you could continue by teaching the sounds and letters y, x and qu. Jolly phonics songs are all available on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro

There are also free games available at www.phonicsbloom.com and www.phonicsplay.co.uk

The children all have the reader New Friends so please read all three stories in this book especially highlighting the tricky words ‘my’ and ‘the’. The publishers of this reader are cj fallon and they have allowed parents access to their website- www.cjfallon.ie All three junior infant readers are available on this site as well as extra readers for any children wanting to do extra 😊

For bedtime stories this website is good https://www.storylineonline.net/

Of course twinkl also have many resources (especially school closure packs) for children and is free for the next month- https://www.twinkl.ie/

MATHS:

For maths we would be covering money and weight over the next few weeks. Please complete these pages in the home maths book. There are many great websites for maths-

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.mathplayground.com

google caterpillar count as well it’s a fun number game

twinkl again have great maths activities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9ZKfhQ2HY8 this is a nice song even though they don’t need to recognise all the coins just up to five cents

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrLIai7Wtls for children to understand weight ( the numberjacks are great for teaching maths concepts in a fun way)

Also get the children to practice number formation- writing the numbers 0-5. Other activities you can do could be playing dice games, snap or other card games, tall towers using blocks or lego, grouping items at home using colour or number or making the numerals using straws or matchsticks.

GAEILGE:

For Gaeilge the website Folens have also allowed free access to their website. If you go to www.folensonline.ie and select teacher, fill in a username, email and password for the roll number enter Prim20. This should allow you access to the website. We use Abair Liom B and if you go to the lesson on Easter (An Chaisc) click on Postaer. The children can play the games available and listen to the song, poem and story.

SCIENCE, HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY:

For Science, History and Geography use websites like  https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ www.scienceforkidsclub.com and www.historyforkids.net as well as youtube

During these weeks we were going to explore Neil Armstrong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flPFlY8hECk and Christopher Columbus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW8gLxt0Pis  for history.

We were going to look at Spain- (drawing the flag, finding it on a map, had you been to Spain?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dIDdCUHcDs  and The night sky-( Saying the poem twinkle twinkle and drawing the sky at night) for geography.

For science we were going to explore light and what creates light and how shadows are formed- make your shadow and trace around with chalk if available. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d65mdTJaJTI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuUJCNzfoBw

 Also talk about ways to care for and improve the environment- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6xlNyWPpB8 (this video is about plastic bottles and what happens to them after used)

P.E.

For PE the children love gonoddle on youtube and cosmic kids

https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

ART:

For art a useful website is www.mrsbrown.art She has many lessons up on the website.

Hopefully we will be back to school soon. Hope this helps. Enjoy the Easter holidays and I hope the Easter bunny arrives for all the boys and girls 😊