– Take a sheet of paper and write 4c in the middle of the page.
– Using coins, try to come up with as any combinations as you can to make 4c (for example 2c + 2c/ 2c + 1c + 1c/ 1c + 1c + 1c + 1c/)
– Place these combinations around the 4c you have written and match them to the 4c.
– Provide a sheet of paper for both you and your child.
– Divide the sheets into 6 rectangles.
– You and your child can place different combinations of coins into each rectangle on your sheets. Encourage your child to make sure that the combinations are all different and add up to different numbers.
– Take two more sheets of paper and again, divide them into 6 rectangles each. This time, cut the rectangles so that you are left with 12 rectangular pieces of paper.
– Write a different value on each piece of paper (e.g. 7c, 3c, etc.)
– Place the pieces of paper face down on the table.
– You and your child can take turns flipping the pieces of paper over.
– If you have a coin combination that matches the value on the piece of paper you have turned over, you can match it to your coins.
This week we are reading the book ‘I Love Animals’ by Flora Mc Donnell. You can watch Ms. Mc Geough reading the story below.
‘My favourite farm animal is a ____ because ____’.
‘I would like a pet ____ because ____’.
‘I don’t like ____ because ____’.
Visual Literacy: Try Miss Mc Geough’s Visual Literacy Challenge 7 ‘If It Is Not a Pencil, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories to Practise Reading:
Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Games:
Handwriting: Continue with Handwriting Workbook.
An Feirm (The Farm)
Listen to and practise saying the vocabulary and phrases in Ms. Toomey’s video: Feirm
Listen to Ms. Toomey sing “Tá Feirm ag an bhFeirmeoir”. Try to 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.
Sounds in our environment – Animal sounds
We are learning the names of animals and their babies. Animals are just like humans, they grow and change as they get older.
Ms. Meenagh adopted a new kitten. Watch the video to meet her!
Questions about the kitten:
– What is the kitten’s name?
– Is the kitten a boy or a girl?
– How old is the kitten?
– Where did the kitten go this week?
Watch the school’s GAA coach Colm give some tips on playing Gaelic football in the Extra Challenges section of the school website. Why don’t you try to improve your football skills at home?