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Look at the Maths Problem of the Week in our Extra Challenges section!
Combining within 10 and Time
Number Sentence 1: 1 + 4 = ____?
Using Dots: . + …. = ____?
Number Sentence 2: 3 + 2 = ____?
Using Dots: … + .. = ____?
Number Sentence 3: 5 + 0 = ____?
Using Dots: ….. + = ____?
Number Sentence 1: 8 + 2 = ____?
Number Sentence 2: 6 + 3 = ____?
Number Sentence 3: 7 + 1 = ____?
Encourage her to draw pictures to work out these sums using dots etc.
This week we are learning about phonics and phonemes (letter sounds), specifically cvc words and tricky words. You can watch Ms. Mc Geough teaching cvc and tricky words below.
Cvc words are three letter words (consonant-vowel-consonant). They are decodable by breaking/segmenting the words into its three phonemes (letter sounds), sounding them out individually and blending them all together eg ‘c-a-t’ ‘cat’. 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. This list can be ticked off when your child can read these tricky words: https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/resource-bank/handy-tricky-word-list/
Visual Literacy: Try Miss Mc Geough’s Visual Literacy Challenge 5 ‘If It Is Not a Diamond, Then What Is It?’ in the Extra Challenges section of the school website. Challenge your child to finish drawing the given picture and send in their illustrations to email@example.com.
Stories to Practise Reading:
Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Games:
Handwriting: Continue with Handwriting Workbook.
An Aimsir (The Weather)
Listen to and practise saying the vocabulary and phrases in Ms. Toomey’s video: An Aimsir.
Listen to Ms. Toomey singing “Tá an lá fliuch inniu”. Copy the actions and sing along!
Downloading Bua na Cainte B (your child’s Irish programme)
If you decide to download it, the username is “trial” and the password is “trial”. However, you will need a laptop and fast broadband as it is a huge file. A free version is available at this link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2l9k7prhpldw0od/AACvW1YAwQfDlaeDnbWBc1X0a?dl=0 . Click Mac or PC (whatever your computer or laptop is-the majority are PC), then click on ‘Senior Infants’, and finally click on ‘Bua-b-setup-pc.exe’. Your computer should automatically start downloading a trial version of Bua na Cainte.
If you are using Bua na Cainte this week, go to:
– An Aimsir
– Ceacht 1
Click onto the links below (whatever video is easier to follow) to draw a mermaid just like Ms. Meenagh’s ‘10 Little Mermaids’!
Activities for Ms Tiernan’s Students:
This week we are going to be working on lots of fun listening activities. I think you will enjoy them!
Don’t forget to take pictures of your fantastic work and share them with us by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org