Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Suggested Home Learning Week 10 3rd-5th June

ST GABRIEL’S HOME LEARNING – WEEK 10  (3rd-5th June)
Junior Infants-cgavin@stgabrielsprimary.ie

Hi everyone! Hope everyone has been enjoying the beautiful sunny weather. Last week of May, can you believe it? Well done on the work you have been putting in, the finish line is in sight, so well done and keep it up! Here is some suggested work for this week. Again, if anyone would like some extra worksheets or activities just let me know and I can email them directly to you. As always, keep checking the blog for posts and keep sending on those pictures 😊

I am available to discuss any queries with you on my email or to let me know how you are getting on, so please do not hesitate to get in contact. Ms Smyth is also available at ssmyth@stgabrielsprimary.ie for help with any learning support or other issues. Hope everyone is keeping safe and well.                          
                            Ms. Gavin😊








Everyday


5 mins   Phonics Practice (sound keyring/jolly phonics app – say and trace each sound on the card)  
5 mins   Blending Words (use sounds from keyring to make different words, sound it out to read the word)   
5 mins    Sight Words (recap Sight Words from Column 3)
*I have included the List again at the bottom of this document
** I have the next set of words available if anyone feels their child is ready to move on, but the first 20 words are more than enough if you can help your child to become as familiar as possible with these it would be a great help in Senior Infants 😊
5 mins   Counting/Number Work -Counting Song 12345-Once I caught a Fish Alive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ir_l7qTiZ4
 -practice counting forwards/backwards to 10, use different numbers as the starting point for practising counting. For example, start counting from 6 or 8. Ask your child to count forwards and backwards. Ask what number comes before, or what number comes after, a given number.
15 minsCΓΊla 4 (Watch a cartoon on TG4 as Gaeilge/in Irish)
15 minsStorytime (reading/listening to a story. YouTube has many stories available if you are looking for something new. Here are an example:

There’s and alligator under my bed-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNE8p0E4NVU

15 minsExercise (GoNoodle videos available on YouTube or GoNoodle.com)   
      (Body Coach Joe Wicks doing live PE session every morning at 9am)


Wednesday 3rdJune

10  minsWriting News (Talk about news e.g. day of the week/weather/season/any topic of interest. Parent write down news e.g. ‘Today is Monday. It is cloudy. It is May. We had a nice weekend. etc’ Ask children to copy the news down in their own handwriting. Encourage proper letter formation (use letter tracing sheet to help).

20 mins Playing shop -Playing shop helps ground your child’s maths learning in the real world while also developing their social skills. One way to play shop is to create a mini-shop at home. Collect food and grocery items and label them with prices written on sticky notes, or prices cut out of shopping catalogues.  




Thursday 4th June
10 mins  -Word Hunt Play a word hunt. Write random words on bits of paper and place them around a room. Say one of the words and ask your child to find the right word.
5 mins Mindfulness Growing Flower Buzzing Bee Mindful Moment
 For this Mindful Moment we are going to pretend to be a growing flower. Sit comfortably with a straight back. Your straight back is the stem of the flower. Take a deep breath. Your lungs breathing deeply are like the leaves on the stem. They are taking in oxygen to help your flower grow. Lift your face to the sky or ceiling. Close your eyes and imagine the sun on your face. Your face is the flower feeling the sun shining down and keeping you warm. Keep breathing and feel your flower grow and stretch up towards the sun. What a beautiful flower! Sometimes, when you try to take a quiet Mindful Moment lots of thoughts and ideas buzz around your head like a buzzing bee. That’s ok! Notice the buzzing bee, what are the things that are distracting you. When you are ready gently blow that bee away, and think about being a growing flower again!


15mins-Money- Talk about how we pay for items using coins, notes and cards. Make paper money or use play money to buy and sell goods from the mini-shop. Notice the features of different coins, including their shapes and the animals and people shown. Discuss the differences. Create coin rubbings with pencils and paper.




Friday 5th June
5 mins- Writing-  write a piece of writing about a recent experience, such as a wedding or birthday party, or a trip. For example, a trip to the park could result in recounting the day’s activities,  what did I do there? Who did I meet? What did I see?“

15mins – In the summer I see……
Draw and label all of the things you would see in summer. Count how many thing you thought of.

10 minsCounting/Number Work (counting games on topmarks.co.uk if possible - e.g. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting )

BONUS CHALLENGE
CANDY TOWERS
I chose Liquorice Allsorts because the shapes of some of the sweets make them fantastic for building towers.
I give the children a pile of sweets and ask them to build towers.
 While they build chat to them about which sweets are easiest to build with and which help make the most stable structure.
What sweets would you use to build a tower?
Take a picture and send it to your teacher 😊  




 Sight Words - (to be learned off, not sounded out)
Column 1                    Column 2                      Column 3                     Column 4
The
I
Was
for
To
you
Said
on
And
it
Is
they
He
of
That
but
a
in
she
had


Monday, 25 May 2020

Home Learning Week 9


ST GABRIEL’S HOME LEARNING – WEEK 9 (25th – 29th May)
Junior Infants-cgavin@stgabrielsprimary.ie

Hi everyone! Hope everyone has been enjoying the beautiful sunny weather. Last week of May, can you believe it? Well done on the work you have been putting in, the finish line is in sight, so well done and keep it up! Here is some suggested work for this week. Again, if anyone would like some extra worksheets or activities just let me know and I can email them directly to you. As always, keep checking the blog for posts and keep sending on those pictures 😊

I am available to discuss any queries with you on my email or to let me know how you are getting on, so please do not hesitate to get in contact. Ms Smyth is also available at ssmyth@stgabrielsprimary.ie for help with any learning support or other issues. Hope everyone is keeping safe and well.                          
                            Ms. Gavin😊








Everyday


5 mins   Phonics Practice (sound keyring/jolly phonics app – say and trace each sound on the card)  
5 mins   Blending Words (use sounds from keyring to make different words, sound it out to read the word)   
5 mins    Sight Words (recap Sight Words from Column 3)
*I have included the List again at the bottom of this document
** I have the next set of words available if anyone feels their child is ready to move on, but the first 20 words are more than enough if you can help your child to become as familiar as possible with these it would be a great help in Senior Infants 😊
5 mins   Counting/Number Work -Counting Song 5 Monkeys Jumping on the Bed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pRtNLj_-yY -practice counting forwards/backwards to 10, use different numbers as the starting point for practising counting. For example, start counting from 6 or 8. Ask your child to count forwards and backwards. Ask what number comes before, or what number comes after, a given number.
15 minsCΓΊla 4 (Watch a cartoon on TG4 as Gaeilge/in Irish)
15 minsStorytime (reading/listening to a story. YouTube has many stories available if you are looking for something new. Here are a few examples
15 minsExercise (GoNoodle videos available on YouTube or GoNoodle.com)   
      (Body Coach Joe Wicks doing live PE session every morning at 9am)



Monday
 May 25th

10 minsWriting News (Talk about news e.g. day of the week/weather/season/any topic of interest. Parent write down news e.g. ‘Today is Monday. It is cloudy. It is May. We had a nice weekend. etc’ Ask children to copy the news down in their own handwriting. Encourage proper letter formation (use letter tracing sheet to help).
10 minsAddition- Here’s a Pirate Song to reinforce adding from last week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT_wvvEvkw4 and also an interactive adding game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/addition-to-10


Tuesday
May 26th   
10 mins  -Alphabet game – Choose a different few letters such as t, i and p and ask your child to mix them around to make a few combinations, for example: pit, tip, etc. Then ask them to identify the real words.
10 mins Signs of Summer – Watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsV_SzPPN0w) and see what signs of summer you can see around your house. Talk about the different things that happen in the summer, the clothes you wear, the things you eat, the fun activities that might take place



Wednesday
May 27th   
5 mins- Writing- Draw a picture of some things you might see in the summer and write the words underneath each pictues, e.g. beach, sun, pool, ice-cream, hat, sunglasses etc.
15mins – Summer Flowers (Talk about the different types of flowers you might see. Look at the picture below and try to name each flower. Go on a nature walk and see how many of them you can find!)
10 mins – Counting/Number Work (counting games on topmarks.co.uk if possible - e.g. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting )


Thursday
May 28th  

10 mins -  Starfall (try section 2 of learn to read, play the _ot & _og  game and help them to read the book ‘Mox’s Shop’ https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-classic/


Friday
May 29th     

5 mins  -  Writing - (Practice writing out Group 4  sounds (ai,j,oa,ie,ee,or & sing songs)
10 minsHunting for numbers -Number hunts are a fun and engaging activity for your child. Ask your child to find numbers around you. Look at and say the numbers on car number plates, signs, calendars, newspapers, shopping catalogues, speed signs, and houses
20 minsDraw/Colour/Paint/Create (Something you would like to do during the summer)


BONUS CHALLENGE
Name Challenge
Create your name in pictures by finding things around the house that start with the same sound as each letter in your name. For example: M.S.  F.E.H.I.L.Y.


E.g. If your name is T. O. M – Find something that starts with ‘t’, find something that starts with ‘o’, find something that starts with ‘m’, etc.

Take a picture and send it to your teacher 😊  






Sight Words - (to be learned off, not sounded out)
Column 1                    Column 2                      Column 3                     Column 4

The
I
Was
for
To
you
Said
on
And
it
Is
they
He
of
That
but
a
in
she
had

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Hi Everyone, Please find attached home learning for this week :)

ST GABRIEL’S HOME LEARNING – WEEK 8 18th- 22nd May
Junior Infants
- cgavin @stgabrielsprimary.ie

Here are some suggested activities for Home Learning. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me on the following email address cgavin@stgabrielsprimary.ie. Ms Smyth is available for all Learning Support concerns on ssmyth@stgabrielsprimary.ie                          
Ms Gavin 😊





Everyday


5 mins   Phonics Practice (sound keyring/jolly phonics app – say and trace each sound on the card)  
5 mins   Blending Words (use sounds from keyring to make different words, sound it out to read the word)   
5 mins    Sight Words (recap Sight Words from List 2)
*I have included the lists again at the bottom of this document)
5 mins   Counting/Number Work -Counting Song 5 Little Ducks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZw9veQ76fo -practice counting forwards/backwards to 10, use different numbers as the starting point for practising counting. For example, start counting from 6 or 8. Ask your child to count forwards and backwards. Ask what number comes before, or what number comes after, a given number.
15 minsCΓΊla 4 (Watch a cartoon on TG4 as Gaeilge/in Irish)
15 minsStorytime (reading/listening to a story. YouTube has many stories available if you are looking for something new. Here are a few examples
·       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pckuS--UlV4 The Gingerbread Man
·       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wylzbbSL668 The Grumpy Monkey
15 minsExercise (GoNoodle videos available on YouTube or GoNoodle.com)   
                     (Body Coach Joe Wicks doing live PE session every morning at 9am)



Monday
18th May

10 mins – Writing News (Talk about news e.g. day of the week/weather/season/any topic of interest. Parent write down news e.g. ‘Today is Monday. It is cloudy. It is May. We had a nice weekend. etc’ Ask children to copy the news down in their own handwriting. Encourage proper letter formation (use letter tracing sheet to help).

10 mins –Addition- Here’s a video clip to reinforce adding from last week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KPT5EaXUcA and also an interactive adding game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/addition/addition-to-10


Tuesday
May 19th   
10 mins  -Alphabet game – Choose a few letters such as t, a and c and ask your child to mix them around to make a few combinations, for example: tac, cat, etc. Then ask them to identify the real words.
10 mins HOT AND COLD-Discuss with children times when they themselves have felt hot or cold. What were the signs – sweating, red face, shivering? Look at different items of clothing – which would you wear at the sea-side, what would you wear when it’s snowing? Fill containers or hot water bottles with water. Using their sense of touch can children identify which one is cold and which one is lukewarm. Draw warm and cold things.



Wednesday
May 20th   

5 mins- Writing-Write out a grocery list- This is a great way to get your child involved in a weekly activity and show them a practical application for writing. Ask your child to help you write down your grocery list as you go through the fridge.

5mins – Seasons of the year (Talk about the different seasons of the year and try and practice saying the days of the week and months of the year if you have time. Here is one of our favourite season songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZjpI6fgYSY

10 minsCounting/Number Work (counting games on topmarks.co.uk if possible - e.g. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting )

Thursday
May 21st   
10 mins -  Starfall (try section 2 of learn to read, play the _ig & _ip  game and help them to read the book ‘The Big Hit’  https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-classic/

Friday
May 22nd    
5 mins  -  Writing - (Practice writing out Group 2  sounds (c,k,e,h,r,m,d & sing songs)
10 minsHunting for numbers -Number hunts are a fun and engaging activity for your child. Ask your child to find numbers around you. Look at and say the numbers on car number plates, signs, calendars, newspapers, shopping catalogues, speed signs, and houses
20 minsDraw/Colour/Paint/Create (Your favourite season)
BONUS CHALLENGE

Building with Straws | Simple Engineering Challenge

Materials:
10 Drinking Straws
Tape
Instructions:
1.      Try to connect straws in a design you think will make the tallest tower (you might need help to set up the corners)
2.     You might decide to do a base to help the tower stand.
3.     Remember, you can only use 10 straws for this challenge!!!

4.     When you have used up all your straws ask an adult to help you measure your tower.

5.     Take a picture and send it to your teacher with the measurement J




Sight Words - (to be learned off, not sounded out)
List 1                    List 2                      List 3              List 4

the
I
was
For
to
you
said
On
and
it
is
They
he
of
that
But
a
in
she
Had