Firstly we hope that you and your families are coping ok during these extraordinary times. We have put together some ideas/activities for the children to explore over the next week off. March 30th-Friday 3rd. Please do not put yourselves under pressure to do this work. We know these are stressful times and we would be happy if the children are being read to or practice reading their simple words – we just want to support you if you need it.
We have attached links to the Folens website where you can gain free access to the children’s Irish (Abair Liom) and Maths (Planet Maths) programmes along with resources/interactive games. Please follow the steps below if you would like to set that up.
Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register
Fill in a username, email and password
For Roll Number use the code: Prim20
Here are some ideas for the week:
Here is a Big Book resource you can read with your child. Please register with Folens before accessing this. https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/bigbooks/SL_JI_ACT_CH11_005/index.html
This is a nice game to help recap on sounds. It gets progressively difficult. Children will need to sign up and a little bit of help at the beginning. https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/?utm_expid=59585369-3.9uqaMHtqRySWcN9DeX7O7g.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.ie%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3D%26esrc%3Ds%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D1%26ved%3D0CDAQFjAA%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.teachyourmonstertoread.com%252F%26ei%3DzHw_VdadMYjdar3ygbAD%26usg%3DAFQjCNG07JuPZ7Gafxv0XANEY087Te79YA
Oxford Owl has an ebook library with over 250 books in it and offers free access to teachers and parents once you create an account at www.oxfordowl.co.uk They also have some vocabulary and comprehension activities for most of the books.
Here are lots of resources to base oral language games and activities around. You could discuss the poster/story, play I spy, discuss plurals – lamb, lambs. sheep, sheep, discuss the names of baby animals and their parents. https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Starlight/JI/resources/posters/SL_JI_ACT_CH11_006/index.html
Some simple words for the children to practice sounding out and blending. You can write these out in bigger writing. If your child is finding these words ok you can encourage them to write it out themselves.
pot, pet, bad, stamp, get, drip, miss, rock, back, duck.
Encourage your child to use these words in sentences.
Fine Motor Skills: lego, cutting out, colouring, playdough
Some online counting games we use in school – you’ll need to sign up for folensonline to access these. https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/PlanetMaths/PMJI/resources/activities/pm_ji_110/index.html
Patterns- making colour/shape patterns- lots of www.twinkl.ie worksheets available or get them to draw shapes with patterns, Draw a ‘shape creature’
Practice writing numbers 1-5. The children can practice counting while using their toys – show me five cars/dolls etc.
Don’t put yourself under pressure to do Irish – we know a lot of parents do not have any Irish. However you will be surprised at how well your child picks up the new vocabulary. Children can revise some of the colours we do no already: glás- green, gorm – blue, dearg – red, bándearg – pink, donn- brown, dubh – black, corcra – purple. oráiste – orange, buí – yellow. If you want to print this worksheet, you need to join twinkl – it is free at the moment.
We would have been learning about the zoo in Irish. Let your children interact with the online poster and they will pick up the words. https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Poster/AL_JI_ACT_Postaer_L23_001/index.html
We love to use role play in Irish. Listen and re-create this conversation with your child. https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/AbairLiom/JI/resources/Dialogue/AL_JI_ACT_Comhra_L23_002/index.html
Here’s a game to check if the children remember the new vocabulary.
Signs of spring hunt. Recap on what happens in spring. Go on spring hunt and find signs of spring. https://content.folensonline.ie/programmes/Explorers/ExplorersJI/resources/demonstrations/EX_JI_DEMO_005/index.html
Find an empty toilet roll holder and create something from it.
find some junk in your green bin and recreate something great.
Go Noodle/Cosmic Yoga[youtube]/Joe Wicks Exercise or similar
Again, please do not feel under any pressure to do everything that is listed or use all the resources we have gathered. Instead use these as a guide!
We hope to see you soon, wishing you a healthy and happy Easter!
Ms Brayden and Ms Haughey
Signs of Spring Hunt
Making Patterns – cut out these pictures and stick them in the correct boxes to complete the Easter pattern!