Suggested Activities 27th April-1st May
- Watch Miss Mc Geough’s Maths lesson.
- If possible, draw or make your own number line showing the numbers from 0-10/0-20.
- Practise counting forwards from 0 to 10 and backwards from 10 to 0.
- Count from any given number up to 10. (Eg. Count from 3 to 10)
- Practise Miss Mc Geough’s Number Card game with the numbers 0-10. Find the numbers starting from 0 as fast as you can!
- You can also try this activity with members of your family and see who is the fastest!
Combining Within 10
- Practise Miss Mc Geough’s addition activity (plate and grapes) with any 10 objects you have at home.
- Using these 10 objects, ask your child to create 2 sets (e.g. 3 and 7, or 2 and 8)
- How many marbles do we have in each set?
- If we combine both sets, how many marbles will we have altogether? Count.
- Use the mathematical language “___ plus ___ equals ___” when adding two sets of objects together.
- How many different ways can you make 10?
- If you can, label the sets using post-its, or write the number sentence out on a sheet of paper (9+1=10)
- Write 3 addition sums that make 10 in the format: ___ + ___ = 10
- Draw pictures to show these sums (e.g. Draw a picture of 7 lollipops and 3 lollipops to make 10 lollipops)
- Use your number line to check if these sums are correct (e.g. Start at 7 and make 3 jumps to see if 7 + 3 = 10)
- Practise counting on with your number line- if possible, your parents could ask you addition sums within 10. (E.g. ‘What is 5 + 2?’ You start at 5 on your number line, jump forward two times and say what number you land on)
Continue to read “What A Mess!” and revise the lists of words for “The Big Horse” and “What A Mess!”.
Listen to the story of “Elmer ” on Youtube.
Your child can do any of the following activities based on this story:
- Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story.
- Write a sentence about Elmer’s character: Elmer is ____ and ____.
Watch a video of Ms. Gilroy reading the next Elmer story, “Elmer Again”.
Stories to Practise Reading:
Visual Literacy: Watch Miss Mc Geough’s Visual Literacy challenge
‘If It Is Not a ____, Then What Is It?’ Challenge your child to finish drawing the given picture and send in their illustrations to email@example.com. Visual literacy is connected to everything we do and learn! It’s important that we develop the visual literacy of children so that they learn to look at things critically and explore the messages and representations within visuals. In a world where we are bombarded with images, there has never been a more important time to foster visual perception and develop interpretation skills-showing children that often, all is not what it may seem! What better way than through creative exploration of visuals-or parts of them! We can’t wait to see what your children’s imaginative drawings look like!
- During the year, both classes have been learning to recognise and read tricky words. These are words that are not decodable by sounding out each individual letter sound eg. ‘The’ cannot be recognised by sounding out ‘t-h-e’. Writing tricky words down and showing them quickly to your child is an easy way to teach/revise tricky words. You can obtain further information about tricky words from the Jolly Phonics website and its resources: https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/ This link below will show you some of the tricky words that can be revised with your child. It can be ticked off when your child can read these tricky words: https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/handy-tricky-word-list/
Tricky Words Game:
Handwriting: Handwriting book pg. 20, 21
Oral Language: Recount the story of “Elmer” and describe your favourite part and why you liked it.
Describe the process of making playdough using the words “first”, “next”, and “last”.
Oral Language Games: What Am I?, I Spy, Categories, Odd One Out
Listen to and practise saying the vocabulary and phrases in Ms. Meenagh’s video: Dathanna
- Dearg (red)
- Bán (white)
- Bán Dearg (pink)
- Gorm (blue)
- Buí (yellow)
- Glas (green)
- An maith leat _____? (do you like ____?)
- Is maith liom ____ (I like ____)
- Ní maith liom ____ (I don’t like ____)
- Seo é _____ (This is ____)
- Abair é (Say it)
- Extra challenge for Senior Infants: Describe your clothes!
e.g. cóta dearg, hata bán.
Listen to the stories “Elmer” and “Elmer Again”. Design and draw your own elephant using lots of different colours and patterns. Can you name the colours in Irish? Don’t forget to take a photograph of your work!
Watch Ms. Toomey’s video: Let’s Make Playdough!
Complete any of the suggested activities at the end of the video.
Try Mr. Maguire’s Home Workout in the Weekly Challenges section.
Activities for Ms Tiernan’s Students: