Sight words: Continue to revise she, he, can, call, little, like, what, where, new, me, we using the cereal box sight word matching game from last week and the bingo game in the homework folders. **This is a big group of words, to simplify, choose two or three words from this group to focus on this week** Additional activity:
Use paint to make 11 hand prints (or two or three, depending on how many words you are focusing on this week). When the paint has dried, write each sight word with marker on a hand print. Stick them up on the fridge or on the wall. Your child must then say each word while giving it a high five any time they pass the words during the day.
Reader: Follow this link to access our next reader 'The New Pet' online: https://my.cjfallon.ie/preview/student/32999 . First, read the story to your child. Ask them to point out any words they recognise. Talk about the pictures. Read the story together, following each word with your finger. When ready, your child can read the story on their own, pointing to each word as they read. Additional activities:
Call out words for your child to find in the story
Extra challenge: Write out one or two sentences from the story and cut them up. Ask your child to put them into the correct order. They can use the book to help them while ordering the sentences or use the book to check if their ordering is correct when they are finished. Keep the cut up sentences safe so that you can use them again another day.
Phonics and Blending:
Make a sound string (see video below) using sounds s,a,t,i,p,n,c,k,e,r,m,h,d,g,o,u,l
See video below for activities to do using the sound strings.
Listen to the Jolly Phonics songs on YouTube and practise saying each sound in the mirror while doing the action.
Cut out and play the word and picture game from your new work folder: Cut out all of the words and pictures and lay them out on the table. Work with an adult to sound out and blend the words and then match the words to the correct picture. Make sure you follow the blending steps from the back of your small red copy in your homework folder when blending.
Ask an adult to help you to call one of your older relatives, neighbours or friends and ask them how they are getting on at home. Ask them if they have any news and ask them about what they have been doing to keep busy at home. Make sure you share your news too! They will be so happy to hear from you. When you have finished your phone call, go and share the conversation with someone in your house. This will test your listening skills!
Listen to stories read by older siblings or an adult. Talk about the characters in the stories and what your favourite part was. Make predictions about what will happen next. You can do the same with cartoons and movies!
Big Just Handwriting book: Complete pages 42 and 43 (Letter L pages)
Little Just Handwriting book: Complete g page 'g starts at the dot and goes around like an apple, down and into a swing' Don't lift the pencil from the page until you have finished the letter and make sure you are using the correct pencil grip.
Purple copy: Complete activities in the copy at your own pace.
To develop strength in your hands: play with PlayDough, Lego, cutting, colouring, pinching clothes pegs to hang clothes on the line, baking, make necklaces using beads and string, make a daisy chain and draw with chalk on the ground outside.
Make Five: In class we call it 'Match Five'. Cut out the fish cards from your new work folder. Place the face down on the table. On your turn, turn over two cards. Do they add together to make five? If they make 5, keep the cards. If they don't make 5, turn them back over. The player with the most cards at the end wins. What's Behind my Back? If it is a nice day, go outside and find five leaves, five stones or five twigs. Find a partner to play with. Keep some leaves/twigs/stones behind your back and show your partner the rest. Your partner must use their counting skills to figure out how many twigs/leaves/stones are behind your back. Now swap places! (If you have 5 twigs and your partner shows you one twig, you know your partner has 4 twigs behind their back because 1 and 4 makes 5). Try this game with 4 twigs, 3 twigs and 2 twigs. If you would like an extra challenge - try it with 6 or 7 twigs! Busy at Maths book: Complete pages 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 (one page per day this week) Other activities: Jigsaws, sorting clothes into colours/darks/whites for the wash, setting the table for dinner, matching pairs of gloves and pairs of socks, writing numbers 1 - 5, making numbers 1 - 5 from PlayDough
Cáca Rínne mamaí cáca, Cáca deas mór, Cailín maith í Nóra, Píosa duit, a stór.
Rinne Mamaí cáca, Cáca deas mór, Buachaill maith é Pádraig, Píosa duit, a stór.
We always start our school day with our morning prayer: Father in heaven, you love me, you’re with me night and day. I want to love you always, in all I do and say. I’ll try to please you, Father, bless me through this day. Amen.
And we end our school day with our evening prayer: God our Father, I come to say, thank you for your love today. Thank you for my family and all the friends you gave to me. Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light. Amen.
Grow in Love: We are on Theme 6: Holy Week and Easter To access videos, songs and activities, simply login on the www.growinlove.ie website with the following details: Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Password: growinlove Workbook pages: complete pages 36 - 41
Set up an Easter letter or word hunt in your garden: On one page - write out all the letters of the alphabet, this will be your letter mat (see picture below). Hide magnetic letters or letters written on little cards around the garden. When your child finds a letter, they must come back and place it on top of the matching letter on the letter mat before they go looking for the next letter.
Make an Easter Egg collage (see picture below)
Easter printing with potatoes! (See picture below)