Suggested Activities for April 20th–27th
- Choose four teddies/ dolls.
- Place them in a line, one behind the other, facing the same direction.
- Which one comes First, Second, Third, Last?
- If possible, write these words on post-its/ pieces of paper and place beside the correct teddy.
- Place the teddies facing in the opposite direction. Now which teddy comes first? Which one comes last?
- You can also try this activity with members of your family!
Combining Within 10
- Count out a set of 10 objects (e.g. pebbles, marbles, paper clips, lego)
- Using these 10 objects, ask your child to create 2 sets (e.g. 5 and 5,or 6 and 4)
- How many marbles do we have each set?
- If we combine both sets, how many marbles will we have altogether? Count.
- If you can, label the sets using post-its, or write the number sentence out on a sheet of paper (6+4=10)
- How many different ways can you make 10?
Reading: Continue to read “What A Mess!” and revise the lists of words for “The Big Horse” and “What A Mess!”. If your child is interested in listening to the story ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ (Miss Mc Geough’s class watched the film before the break), click the following link where it is read by the main actress in the film Rose Byrne: https://www.storylineonline.net/books/peter-rabbit/. Your child can do any of the following activities based on this story:
- Draw three pictures: a picture of the beginning, middle, and end of the story
- Write a sentence about Peter Rabbit’s character: Peter Rabbit is ____ and ____.
Stories to Practise Reading:
- ‘Learn to Read’: Your child can practise reading the first two stories ‘Zac the Rat’ and ‘Peg the Hen’. https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-classic/?mg=g
Phonics and Phonemic Awareness:
- Your child learned all about cvc (consonant-vowel-consonant) three-letter words. It’s important that you prompt them to sound out and blend as many cvc words as possible. You could use any cvc words that are in your home/environment. For example, if you have a cat you might ask your child to sound out the word cat: ‘c-a-t’ and then to blend it together to say the word ‘cat’. To challenge your child further, you could get them to write the letters for the cvc word when sounding it out. You could also ask them to sound out, write or draw rhyming words eg. Hat, mat, bat, pat, sat.
Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Games:
- ‘Word Machines’: A great game to demonstrate your child’s ability to recognise letter sounds, say them, and blend them together to form a cvc word. https://www.starfall.com/h/word-machines/
Handwriting: Handwriting book pg. 19
Oral Language Games: What Am I?, I Spy, Categories, Odd One Out
Practise the following vocabulary:
- éadaí (clothes)
- cóta (coat)
- hata (hat)
- léine (shirt)
- geansaí (jumper)
- bróga (shoes)
- if you are unsure of pronunciation, this is a helpful resource:
It provides the pronunciation of Irish words in the three Irish dialects. Miss McGeough’s class are familiar with the Ulster dialect while Miss Toomey’s class are familiar with the Munster dialect. As your child goes through school, she will most likely experience all three dialects. It could be fun to use this resource to listen to the same word spoken in three different dialects.
- Use your child’s own clothes to teach this vocabulary.
- Cluiche Kim: place a coat, hat, shirt, jumper and shoes in a line on the floor. Point to each item of clothing and say the word in Irish. Have your daughter close her eyes while you take away one item of clothing and hide it. When she opens her eyes, ask her to guess which item of clothing is missing. Encourage her to answer in Irish.
- Name an item of clothing in Irish and get your child to point to this item of clothing if she is wearing it, or find it in the wardrobe. Reverse roles and get your child to say the word as you look for the clothing.
- Try and follow this Youtube video below which will show your child how to draw an Easter bunny in simple steps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=361&v=5QQJ6mMWoFY&feature=emb_logo
Activities for Ms Tiernan’s Students:
- Listen to the letter sound and ‘pop’ the correct sound! Practise using set1 and 2 https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html
- Listen to the jolly phonics sounds and songs. Sing along!https://youtu.be/26uXtUYssuo
Don’t forget to take photos of your child’s work so we can see how her learning is progressing and possibly share the photos on the school website!
Our GAA Coach has some great videos for practising skills on the St. Brigid’s GAA Club Facebook page. Give them a go!
Category: Junior Infants Senior Infants SEODA