Senior Infant Online Learning

Hello to all the boys and girls in Senior Infants. We hope you enjoyed your long St. Patrick’s weekend and you managed to enjoy some of the nice weather outside. 

Last Thursday, we sent home your homework folders with your workbooks and a blank copy. The pages listed in the letter we provided can be completed at your own pace, but a page a day from each workbook might be a good place to start! 

You can use the copy book to write your news or to make up sentences with your dolch words. Encourage your child to use full sentences when writing in their copies. 

Below we have listed a number of websites and resources that have free access for the next couple of weeks. These may be helpful for you to facilitate learning activities on these days indoors. Remember the children can also revise what we’ve already covered in class. If you are unsure, flick through their workbooks to see what phonics or topics in maths we have already covered.

One of our teachers Maggie has provided access to a wide range of resources located in one place which may be of great use during the closure. Thanks for sharing Maggie!

https://padlet.com/green_margaretm/544cgn0fzrg4

A huge range of worksheets and resources can be accessed at:

www.twinkl.ie

For free reading material:

We use Vooks in Senior Infants every day so the children will be familiar with it. Vooks is a streaming library of ad-free, kid-safe animated read-aloud storybooks. It is an entire library of storybooks, brought to life, to help encourage the love of reading.  You can sign up for Vooks to help keep your children reading while at home. Sign Up Link: 

www.vooks.com/parent-resources

https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/over-the-moon-senior-infants-skills-book

www.storylineonline.net  

Maths

www.topmarks.co.uk 

https://ie.ixl.com/math/sr-infants

Music:

We use Dabbledoo in class so again the children will be familiar with it. 

https://dabbledoomusic.com/p/parents-subscription-full-access/?product_id=1122889&coupon_code=20235P

Dance:

Gaeilge: 

As we missed out on some Seachtain na Gaeilge activities last week, check out TG4 for cartoons as Gaeilge. This is a great way to expose your children to Irish and give them an opportunity to keep hearing the language. Also be sure to check out the Cúla4 app!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j6ojtyVooPS1Yra1-98K3mzmBiLctsG9O2RVt_ntMnU/edit?usp=drivesdk

Art:

There is also a daily art challenge running on the Regional Cultural Centre’s facebook page.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/0316/1123600-art-children-letterkenny/

As always, reading is so important so reading together,looking at the pictures,discussing what might happen and maybe thinking of a new ending for the story are all nice activities. Encourage the children to look for dolch words within their reading and words associated with the phonics we have covered to date, eg: thats an ‘sh’ word, a ‘th’ word, etc. 

Learning is not all about worksheets and work packs though so please encourage your children to do jig-saws,play with lego,go on a treasure hunt,draw maps etc. Plenty of physical exercise and playing outside is equally as important.

We will check in here regularly and give some ideas for new activities to keep you going but most importantly look after each other and keep safe.

Ciara and Barbara