Ms.Fallon and Ms.McAdam Senior Infants

17-May-20

Dear Parents,

we have been so pleased to hear from you via email and to see the fantastic work that the children are managing to do at home. We would like to emphasise again that the weekly plans we upload are only intended to gently guide you through home-schooling, we have been so heartened to review the children’s work and also to be sent pictures of their beautiful art work! As parents, you are all doing a fantastic job of keeping your children engaged,happy and motivated. Don’t forget that your children will have learned invaluable life skills by the time we all return to school!

Kind regards,Ms. Fallon and Ms. McAdam

English Reading

  • Refer to oxfordowl.co.uk, click into the Oxford Tree Readers, filter to the relevant age for your child, work away at your child’s pace and work up through the levels.
  • Stories online- in school we often use specific websites for online stories. We would highly recommend the following websites for accessing beautifully narrated and beautifully illustrated stories; net (the children are already familiar with the stories ‘Carla’s Sandwich’, ‘Somebody loves you Mr. Hatch’, ‘The Kiss that missed’ and ‘ The Elves and the Shoemaker’ and may enjoy hearing them again. There ia also an activity guide section for parents and teachers as a follow-up to the stories. storyberries.com ia another lovely website which offers free animated video stories. There is a great range of stories here to choose from, scroll down to ‘Choose stories by category’ and click on whichever category you feel may best suit the needs of your child.

New Sound: ‘wh’

  • Examples: whale, whistle, wheel
  • Draw pictures of these words.
  • Focus on question words beginning with the ‘wh’ sound ; why,what,where, when,which (who being the odd one out!)
  • Complete pages 54,55,56,57 in your phonics workbook.

  • Revision of tricky words numbers 1-24; I, the, he, she, me, we, be, was, to, do, are, all, you, your, come, some, said, here, there, they, go, no, so, my. Put these words into sentences
  • Find these words in books or magazines.
  • Write out each tricky word on a piece of paper and place on the floor, call a word and your child must throw a ball at it.
  • Call out a number and your child tells you what word it is.
  • Call out a word and your child tells you what number it is.

Writing

  • Write out the news.
  • Write a poem about being HAPPY!
  • Complete 5 pages of your handwriting book.
  • Remember that letters don’t float they stay on the line.
  • Always use a finger space between words
  • Remember ladder letters to the top of the line and tail letters go below the line.

Finish these sentences

  • I am happy when I go ……………..
  • I am happy when I see ……………..
  • I am happy when I taste ………………….
  • I am happy when I can…………………
  • I am happy when I hear ………………..

Sentence starters

  • The bird flew …………..
  • She can do ………………
  • My brother sat ……………
  • I love to ………………
  • The man ran across ……………
  • The teacher went ……………
  • We are good at …………

Dictation to check for punctuation and spelling;

Read each of the following sentences three times to your child slowly and clearly and then allow your child time to sequence the sentence in their head and write it out in its entirety.

  • She can run.
  • I go to the shop.
  • We are all here.
  • The wheel is big.
  • It is a hot day.
  • He was with me.
  • The ship is here.

New Poem to write out, learn and decorate

Little Arabelle Miller,

Found a hairy Caterpillar,

First, she put it on her mother,

Then upon her baby brother,

All said – Arabella Miller – take away that caterpillar!

  • Revise days of the week, months of the year and seasons.
  • Revise the formation of numbers 1-10.
  • Count in two’s to 20, forward and backwards.
  • Continue doing lots and lots of simple addition and subtractions computations.
  • Using fingers and materials is encouraged as a learning aid.
  • Roll a die twice or even three times and add all the numbers.
  • Play guess my number? By saying what number comes after and before it.
  • Cut out numbers 1-20 and put them in order.

Topic : Pattern

Patterns help children learn to make predictions, to understand what comes next, to make logical connections, and to use reasonong skills.

  • Continue and extend pattern (pg 51 Figure It Out).
  • Design your own pattern, we would love the children to be creative with this, it could even be an art project!
  • There are two basic patterns that your child could easily look for and practice; 1) repeating patterns (like red-blue-red-blue-red-blue) and growing patterns (like small, medium, large)
  • There is a wealth of resources based on Pattern on the website ie
  • The websitecom has some favourite songs of the children’s based on pattern, look up ‘Banana Banana Meatball’ and ‘Milkshake’.

S.E.S.E

  • The Life Cycle of the Butterfly (eggs, chrysalis, caterpillar, butterfly).
  • Refer to ie forLife cycle worksheets and differentiated reading comprehensions based on the butterfly. There is also a lovely story on this website called The Cautious Butterfly that the children may enjoy.
  • Complete relevant pages in your What a Wonderful World workbook.

Art

Theme- Caterpillars/ Butterflies

  • Websites with ideas to inspire you!

Deep Space Sparkle

nelliebellie.com

artsycraftymom.com

Have a great week! We are already so excited to see what you send us! Continue being the best boys and girls for your parents, you have all been so good and we are really proud of you all!!

Plan of Work S.I May 18th.docx

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