Ms Wall Juniors


Please check the News Section of the website regularly for information and updates

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 Hi everyone, as this is the last day of school I just want to thank you all for all the amazing support and effort you have given me and your children while we engaged in distance learning. I can only imagine how difficult things might have been at times trying to keep on top of work while also having to deal with real life problems which defintely arose throughout the last few months. You have all done an amazing job and have dealt with this fantasically. This Junior Infants class is an amazing group and I wish all the children the best of luck in Senior Infants next year. I can safely say I had such an enjoyable year with the class and it was made so much easier with the support of you all. I hope that you all have a fantastic Summer holidays. 

Best wishes, 

Ms. A. Wall 

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Here is a link to this weeks work 

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Week beginning June 8th.doc 

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 Week beginning June 8th

Hello everyone! We hope you all had a lovely weekend. We are continuing on with our relaxed work load. The children have worked so hard, so we are going to turn our focus away from textbook work and more towards creative activities. If you still wish to continue with odds and ends in the books with your children, please do. Please continue with the reading accessing oxford reading owl as before and we suggest you try to keep in touch with the letter sounds every so often. This is a weekly menu of ideas for you to dip in and out of as you please. There are a lot of links so please just choose a few that suit. 

Over the month of June, we would encourage your children to have a little contact with buddies, a phone call, a skype, a zoom, a whats app video, a phone call or even letter writing!

 

Don’t forget, you can say hi or send me a picture at powerstownawall@gmail.com

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Theme: Summer 

 Have a look at this lovely summer powerpoint – can you guess what is hidden in each picture

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Summer - what can you see(1).ppt

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Here is an oral activity about the beach. It would be great to work through the questions and encourage the children to use loads of language associated with summer

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/at the beach oral work.pdf

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Nursery rhyme: Ring a ring o’roses   - Hold hands with your family and form a circle. While turning around sing the nursery rhyme and ye can all fall down at the end.

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Activity Create a beach.  Using  your imagination try to create a little beach in your house. Below is an example of a small little beach which was created on a plate. You could use a shoe box or you could use blocks, lego, teddies small figurines or play dough. Create it in the garden where you might have some sand and stones you could add in!

 

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 Story : I see summer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTmJYJplghk

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Can you create a treasure map on this island :

Here are the things you need to draw; a mountain, a volcano, some trees, and a big X to mark the spot where you have hidden your treasure. 

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Story: Froggy Learns to swim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIl_Yq423-Y

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Summer Shape Hunt

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/2D shape hunt.pdf

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Spot the difference at the beach

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Spot the difference.pdf

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Science: Make a bubble snake

 Bubble Snakes--all you need is a water bottle, old sock, tape and ...

http://www.housingaforest.com/rainbow-bubble-snakes/#:~:text=Pour%20some%20dish%20soap%20into,onto%20the%20sock%20covered%20end.

 

Here are some other cool ideas all to do with bubbles

https://lifeasmama.com/8-fabulous-diy-bubble-makers/

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Colour by number: 

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Colour by number.pdf

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Summer Mindfulness Colouring:

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Mindfulness colouring.pdf

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Summer Art:

 

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Story: Sand, waves and ice cream

 www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Sand waves and ice cream powerpoint story.ppt

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Sand, waves and ice cream spot the difference: 

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/San waves and ice cream spot the difference.pdf

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Sand waves and Ice cream drawing activity: 

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Sand waves and ice cream spatial awareness activity.pdf

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Sand, waves and ice cream Maths sheets all about number - this file is optional and contains all numbers 1-10. 

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Sand waves and ice cream number activity sheets.zip

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Week beginning June 2nd

 

Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely long weekend. As we are now in the month of June, we think it is time to relax things a little. The children have worked so hard, so we are going to turn our focus away from textbook work and more towards creative activities. If you still wish to complete odds and ends in the books with your children, do work away. Do continue with the reading accessing oxford reading owl as before. This is a weekly menu of ideas for you to dip in and out of as you please.

Over the month of June, we would encourage your children to have a little contact with buddies, a phone call, a skype, a zoom, a whats app video, a phone call or even letter writing!

Don’t forget, you can say hi or send me a picture at powerstownawall@gmail.com

This is the link for this weeks work 

  www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/DFlan/week%20beginning%20June%202nd%20older%20version.doc

 

 

Theme: The Farm

 

 

Nursery Rhyme: My Black Hen

 

Listen to and enjoy the Nursery Rhyme My Black Hen

 

https://youtu.be/J8f5VNw1Xq0

 

 

 

 

My Black Hen Art ideas

      

                                                                                               

 

Story: Old Mc Donald had a farm

 

 

Listen to the story Old Mc Donald had a farm story Rhyme

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/2DAPD25FFMI

 

 

 

 

 

Activity Create a Farm.  Using blocks, lego, toy animals, animal teddies create your own farm. Be Old Mc Donald. Make up your story with the animals you have. Create in the garden for real grass appeal! Here is a picture of a farm. Mrs. Flanagan’s children created this farm, they wanted all the Juniors to see!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story: What the Ladybird Heard

What the Ladybird heard

https://youtu.be/bzNIERZUyEM     

 

Can you create a map of the farm, take a look at the story map for help

 

 

 

Story: Grandad’s Farm (twinkl)

Grandads Farm ebook story

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/DFlan/Grandads%20farm%20ebook.zip

 

Grandads Farm  Count on Grandad’s farm

 

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/DFlan/roi-n-052-grandads-farm-poster-maths-activity-sheet-english_ver_1.pdf

 

Colour by numbers on Grandad’s farm

 

 www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/DFlan/roi-l-476-grandads-farm-colour-by-numbers-activity-sheet-english.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story: Town Mouse and Country mouse (twinkl)

 

 

Story Town mouse and country mouse powerpoint story

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/DFlan/T-T-12324-The-Town-Mouse-and-the-Country-Mouse-eBook.zip

Colouring work Town mouse and country mouse

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/DFlan/T-T-18714-The-Town-Mouse-and-the-Country-Mouse-Colouring-Sheets.pdf

 

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Here is a link to this weeks work 

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Week beginning May 25th - doc(1).doc

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Week beginning May 25th  

Hello everyone,  I hope you all had a super weekend? Here is the work for this week, do what you can, it’s all about keeping your child in touch with their learning and holding some kind of routine in the day. If you have any queries or your child wants to say hi or send a picture, I am available at powerstownawall@gmail.com

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Monday May 25th

Maths: This week the children will continue learning to recognise 1c, 2c and 5c coins and understand their value. (you will need to source  1 cent, 2 cent and 5 cent coins)

Busy at Maths Big Book page 118.  Colour the correct number of coins to match the price tag. It is important that the children use the physical money if they can to help them understand the concept of combining in order to create the correct amount.

Reading: If you feel that your child still needs to continue with our Folens Readers online choosing from Little Zack, Look out Kitty, Teddy is lost then please do so otherwise please access some other readers (namely ‘Biff and Chip’ readers) on oxfordowl.co.uk to help keep your child exposed to and engaging with reading.

Phonics: Simple Dictation (have groups 1 s,a,t,I,p,n      2 c,k,e,h,r,m,d      3 g,o,u,l,f,b    and group      4 ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or       laid out on the table as an aid)

goat    sail      pie

Revise Tricky words to date – if all tricky words could be written on a small piece of paper just as our letters and words from our readers are this would be great. The children could then turn them upside down and play a game in which they pick a word, identify it and put it in a sentence. If there is a word your child is struggling with maybe you could write it in big font and stick it to your fridge or an area they would see it regularly. Exposure to the word will help the child learn it.  

Gaeilge: Siopadóireacht  Bua na Cainte Ceacht 5 (Monday and Tuesday)/or Folensonline.ie Abair liom ‘Siopadóireacht’

Alternatively you could try your best to work through the following PowerPoints. They are very self explanatory – they use pictures to explain everything.

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Bréagáin Dot to Dot Worksheet Gaeilge.pdf

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/What Did Aoife Buy PowerPoint .ppt

Religion: www.growinlove.ie  Theme 8: Water  Lesson 1. This can be completed over the week as there is lots of content on this page. There is a lot you can discuss with your child on this topic. Water is all around us and used for a lot of things. Please complete Grow in love book page 46 and 47 (you can look at the ebook to the right on the page and chat if you do not have the book

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Tuesday May 19th

Maths

Just like last week, the children could set up a little shop in their play space, they could put price tags on their toys, price tags showing 1 cent up to 5 cent. The children could play shop, choose an item in the shop, look at the price and choose the correct coin for their toy.

Busy at Maths Big Book page 119. The children have to count and write how much money is in each group and then add them together. Like I have already suggested using real coins will be very beneficial for this lesson.

Reading: Continue with our Folens Readers online choosing from Little Zack, Look out Kitty, Teddy is lost and oxfordowl.co.uk

Phonics: Simple Dictation (have groups 1 s,a,t,I,p,n      2 c,k,e,h,r,m,d      3 g,o,u,l,f,b    and group      4 ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or       laid out on the table as an aid)

beep      sort      rain

Revise Tricky words to date

Handwriting: Ready steady write Big Book letter x page 58

SPHE: Here is a link to a yoga activity which would be very beneficiwww.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Week beginning May 25th - doc.docal for the children as it will allow them to slow down and breath. 

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Yoga Poses.ppt

Storytime:

Owl babies - https://vimeo.com/55971653 or have another look at Ms.Flanagans version. As a way of developing some oral language skills you could ask your child to draw a picture of the story and to explain the story or part of the story in their own words.

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Wednesday May 20th

Maths: For their shop at home, you could have different price tags 1 cent  to 10cents  …. you could now give your child a variety of 1 cent, 2 cent and 5 cent coins and they have to put together the correct coins for the price tag to shop. This will take time and your child may take a while to get, so plenty of learning through play

For todays lesson I would encourage constant repetition of combing the coins to make different values. The use of the shop setting would be very helpful, fun and engaging for the children.

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/going to the shop activity sheet.pdf

Reading: Continue with our Folens Readers online choosing from Little Zack, Look out Kitty, Teddy is lost and oxfordowl.co.uk

Phonics: Simple Dictation (have groups 1 s,a,t,I,p,n      2 c,k,e,h,r,m,d      3 g,o,u,l,f,b    and group      4 ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or       laid out on the table as an aid)

jeep   snail    sport

Revise Tricky words to date

Gaeilge:  Siopadóireacht Bua na cainte Ceacht 6 (Wednesday and Thursday) /or Folensonline.ie Abair liom ‘Siopadóireacht’ or the PowerPoints provided above.

SESE Geography – having looked at the story ‘Owl Babies’ the children can look at the following PowerPoint all about Barn Owls. It goes through the life cycle of a Barn Owl.

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Barn owl powerpoint.ppt

Art:  Having looked at the owl now you can try draw your own or create a ‘Leaf owl’ just like they have below. Click into the link for printable pages.

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/How to draw an owl.pdf  

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Leaf owl art.pdf

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Thursday May 21st  

 Maths: Busy at Maths Big Book page 120 Count the coins and match. Continue to develop the shop play.

Reading: Continue with our Folens Readers online choosing from Little Zack, Look out Kitty, Teddy is lost and oxfordowl.co.uk

Phonics: Simple Dictation (have groups 1 s,a,t,I,p,n      2 c,k,e,h,r,m,d      3 g,o,u,l,f,b    and group      4 ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or       laid out on the table as an aid)

lie    toast     feet

Revise tricky words to date

Handwriting: Ready Steady Write Big Book letter x page 59

SESE Science – flying. This week we were looking at the owl. The owl loves to fly high up in the sky and they also love to glide. This week have a look at the following video and try to make a ‘hoop glider’ and it will glide through the air just like the Owl Babies do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdffWS-rRFY

Bonus: the following link will bring you to a page with loads of science ideas about ‘flying’. If you’re feeling brave enough give some of them a go with your children.

https://www.science-sparks.com/experiments-you-can-make-fly/

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Friday May 22nd

Maths: Busy at Maths Small Book page 37  Matching the coins. On this page you could aslo challenge the children to draw the coins themselves. They might even use the real coin as an outline.

Reading: Continue with our Folens Readers online choosing from Little Zack, Look out Kitty, Teddy is lost and oxfordowl.co.uk

Phonics: Simple Dictation j, z, w words (have groups 1 satipn,2ckehrmd,3goulfb, and j,z,w laid out on the table as an aid

Six, fox, box

Revise Tricky words to date

Writing; the children could begin to write some news. If a page was lined half way down so that they could draw a picture on top. It is important that the children start in close to the left hand side of the page and on the top line. They can be encouraged to leave a finger space between words and to add a full stop at the end of each line. The children will need to copy the writing so I advise you to write it in large print which is sitting on a line. The children could dictate the news with you. It could be about their week or the weekend to come. Here is an example:     (the simpler the better)

Today is Friday.

It is very windy outside.

I drew a barn owl.

I played on my bike.

Visual arts/SESE: Creating some owls. Have a look at the creations below as examples or create your own owl. 

Drama/Story The Owl Babies - children using their teddies or siblings could retell and dramatize the story of the Owl Babies

 

Tricky Words 

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you

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one

the

we

do

your

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she

was

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some

they

my

 

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Ollie: What a pretty daisy Ollie, well done

 

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Week beginning May 18th

Welcome back, I hope you all had a lovely weekend? Here is the work for this week, do what you can, it’s all about keeping your child in touch with their learning and holding some kind of routine in the day. If you have any queries or your child wants to say hi or send a picture, I am available at powerstownnsawall@gmail.com

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I just want to bring your attention to some lovely health and wellbeing activities that may be useful for your child, during these uncertain times, it can take a toll on children’s wellbeing, these are little ideas which may help your child, maybe try ‘The sleepy train’ this week to get started.

https:www.pdst.ie/primary/healthwellbeing/relaxationandself-regulationtools

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A big hello to all my Juniors, keep up all the super work, you are doing great!

 

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Here is a link of this week's work

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/DFlan/Week%20beginning%20may%2018th(1).doc

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Monday May 18th

Maths: This week the children will be learning to recognise 1c, 2c and 5c coins. (you will need to source  1 cent, 2 cent and 5 cent coins)

The children can take each of these coins, place a page over it and do a crayon rubbing of the coin, reinforcing their recognition of the coins, size, shape and the number on the coin showing the value of the coin. To reinforce their understanding of the value of the coin, your child can draw the number of dots beside the coin, 1 cent will get 1 dot, 2 cent will get 2 dots, 5 cent will get 5 dots…… so they won’t think always ‘1 coin  = 1 cent

Busy at Maths Big Book page 113 (take top half first) match I cent coins to 1 cent coin in the centre

(Bottom half) match 2 cent coins to 2 cent coins in the centre

Reading: Continue with our Folens Readers online choosing from Little Zack, Look out Kitty, Teddy is lost.

At this time of the year we are usually finished the core readers and we focus on supplementary reading through literacy lift off in school. At home, do access oxfordowl.co.uk to keep up their exposure to reading.

Phonics: Simple Dictation j, z, w words (have groups 1 satipn,2ckehrmd,3goulfb, and j,z,w laid out on the table as an aid, call out each word three times, giving your child a chance to hear the sounds say  j-a-m/ jam

Jam, jet, jog

Revise tricky words to date (words below)

Gaeilge: Siopadóireacht  Bua na Cainte Ceacht 3 (Monday and Tuesday)/or Folensonline.ie Abair liom ‘Siopadóireacht’

Religion: www.growinlove.ie  The Church lesson 2 The Church a special place to pray ( there is a lovely picture of the church to print if they wish to colour) Grow in love book page 44 and 45 (you can look at the ebook to the right on the page and chat if you do not have the book

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Tuesday May 19th

Maths

During the week, the children could set up a little shop in their play space, they could put price tags on their toys, price tags showing 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent. The children could play shop, choose an item in the shop, look at the price and choose the correct coin for their toy.

Busy at Maths Big Book page 114 match 2 cent coins to the 2 cent coins in top half and match the 5 cent coins to the 5 cent coin in the bottom half.

Reading: Continue with our Folens Readers online choosing from Little Zack, Look out Kitty, Teddy is lost and oxfordowl.co.uk

Phonics: Simple Dictation j, z, w words (have groups 1 satipn,2ckehrmd,3goulfb, and j,z,w laid out on the table as an aid

Win, wag, wet

Revise Tricky words to date

Handwriting: Ready steady write Big Book letter w page 56

Storytime:

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff kidsout charity animation by Neil Whitman youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4kdZTnizG4

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Wednesday May 20th

Maths: Busy at Maths Big Book  page 115, children have to work out how much is in each money box. To do this, we need to revisit the idea of keeping an eye on the value of the coin, watching the number on the coin. To make this activity easier for your child, they could draw dots beside each coin to understand and see the value, then count the number of dots altogether, not falling into the trap of just counting the coins and not checking their value.

For their shop at home, you could have different price tags 1 cent, 2 cent, 3 cent, 4 cent, 5 cent 6 cent7 cent 8 cent…. you could now give your child a variety of 1 cent, 2 cent and 5 cent coins and they have to put together the correct coins for the price tag to shop. This will take time and your child may take a while to get, so plenty of learning through play

Reading: Continue with our Folens Readers online choosing from Little Zack, Look out Kitty, Teddy is lost and oxfordowl.co.uk

Phonics: Simple Dictation j, z, w words (have groups 1 satipn,2ckehrmd,3goulfb, and j,z,w laid out on the table as an aid

Van, vet, vest

Revise Tricky words to date

Gaeilge:  Siopadóireacht Bua na cainte Ceacht 4 (Wednesday and Thursday) /or Folensonline.ie Abair liom ‘Siopadóireacht’

SESE History Using an old magazine, the children can cut out interesting pictures and create a storyboard, what happened first, what happened then? What happened last

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Thursday May 21st  

 Maths: Busy at Maths Big Book page 116 matching the correct set of coins to match the price tag.

Continue shopping play

Reading: Continue with our Folens Readers online choosing from Little Zack, Look out Kitty, Teddy is lost and oxfordowl.co.uk

Phonics: Simple Dictation j, z, w words (have groups 1 satipn,2ckehrmd,3goulfb, and j,z,w laid out on the table as an aid

Yes, yak, yap

Revise tricky words to date

Handwriting: Ready Steady Write Big Book letter w page 57

Story Time:

Look up ‘The shopping basket’ by John Burningham on youtube (theme Shopping)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_HYKelQG6Y

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Friday May 22nd

Maths: Busy at Maths Big Book page 117  colour the correct number of coins to match the price tag

Reading: Continue with our Folens Readers online choosing from Little Zack, Look out Kitty, Teddy is lost and oxfordowl.co.uk

Phonics: Simple Dictation j, z, w words (have groups 1 satipn,2ckehrmd,3goulfb, and j,z,w laid out on the table as an aid

Six, fox, box

Revise Tricky words to date

SESE Science Summer Flowers  Small World page 53, the daisy, the rose, the sunflower, the buttercup – have a look in your own garden for these Summer flowers

Visual arts/SESE

Look up www.twinkl.ie ‘How to make a daisychain’ have a chat and when the daisies are out, they will love to do it, a favourite lunchtime activity on Powerstown pitch in the Summer months!

https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/how-to-make-a-daisy-chain-step-by-step-instructions-t-tp-6456

Here are some lovely flower art ideas

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/DFlan/flower%20art%20images.doc 

                                                                                  

Drama/Story Three Billy goats Gruff story - children using their teddies or siblings could retell and dramatise the story of the three billy goats Gruff

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff kidsout charity animation by Neil Whitman youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4kdZTnizG4

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Ollie: Ollie is doing some super school work but also having loads of fun during his time away from school. Excellent work Ollie. 

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Alfie: Alfie and his brother have been very busy, lots of yummy things cooked and loads of school work done. Well done Alfie.

 

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Vesta: Some more fantastic work sent on by Vesta. Great job Vesta. 

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Hi all, 

I hope you all had a nice weekend. Below is the list of work for the week ahead. Once again I would like to reiterate that this work is a guide, get through as much as you can, thats all you can do and that is enough. Once your child is enaging with some school work each day and week they will benefit. Also this week I have included 2 links to powerpoints that you can work through with your child. Finally you can contact me on my email . I would love to see some pictures of the children doing some activites at home if you would like to send some on to me. Thanks for working so hard with your children during this difficult time. Stay safe.

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Here i've included a link to the work if you wish to access it through this. www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Monday May 10th Work .doc

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A massive 'Happy Birthdayto Alfie who turned 6 on Saturday. I hope you had a great day!!

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Monday 10th

ReadingGo to Folensonline.ie, library, resources, reading zone Junior Infants, choose ‘Little Zack’ for this week. If your child is struggling with this level, you could choose ‘Look out Kitty’ which is a step above book 1(look out Teddy) or Teddy is Lost which is a step above book 2(The Lost Ball)

Cover the writing, talk about the picture, predict words and sentences, have a look , discuss and read.

(A lot of people have been having trouble logging in to Folensonline.ie . Unfortunately logging in to these websites is out of our control as teachers – one site that is accessible for reading is Oxfordowl.co.uk. The Biff and Chip books are suitable reading for Junior Infants so please access the lowest level of these books and work up through the grades as appropriate)

Phonics: Simple Dictation, call out these simple words, for your child to listen and write. If your child is finding it difficult, lay out the sound cards they need for that word, mix them up on the table and your child can look, choose and copy the sound they need to make the word. Group 1, 2 & 3 words: get, top, leg , mud.

Tricky Words : ( we just learn to read and say these not blend, make a simple sentence with the word in it to help them understand the meaning – word wall of tricky words below)    so  my

Maths: Busy at Maths Big Book page 110 – Day and Night

Handwriting: Ready Steady Write big book  page 54 letter v

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Tuesday 11th

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Good Morning everybody, Lexi's Dad very kindly did screen shots of how to log onto Folens, you have to register as a 'teacher' and fill in Prim20 for school roll number, I hope this helps all. Thank you Matus!

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/DFlan/image0%20folens.jpeg

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/file/DFlan/image1%20folens%202.jpeg

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Reading:  Folensonline.ie  ‘Little Zack’   or ‘Look Out Kitty’ /‘Teddy is Lost’ or OxfordOwl as an alternative

Phonics: Simple dictation  Group 1, 2 & 3  satipn, ckehrmd goulfb -   bat  fin got dog

Tricky words:  one    by

Maths: Busy at Maths big book page 111  Day and night

Gaeilge: Bua na Cainte  Siopadóireacht    Ceacht (lesson)  1. (Instructions for accessing Bua na Cainte are detailed in red below this weeks work. Once again if you cannot access this you can try folenonline.ie and the book Abair liom A. They also have a section on ‘siopadóireact’ which will teach similar information) if you cannot access either of these please don’t worry.

Grow in Love: Look up www.growinLove.ie  Go to Junior Infants, click on Theme 7 The Church, click on number 1 Places to Pray, browse through and chat… Complete pg 42 and 43 of textbook, it you don’t have the book, the ebook is available to the right of the screen and you can access all pages.

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Wednesday 12th

Reading: Folensonline.ie ‘Little Zack’ or Look out Kitty/Teddy is Lost or OxfordOwl as an alternative

Phonics: Simple dictation Group 1, 2 & 3 – bug, gap, fat, flap

Tricky Words: only   old

Maths: Busy at Maths big book  page 112 - My day, talk through and categorise activities that happen at the various times of day – the children could draw pictures and keep a little diary in relation to the different times of day.

Handwrting: Ready Steady Write Big Book: letter v page 55

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Thursday 13th

Reading: Folensonline.ie ‘Little Zack’ or Look out Kitty/Teddy is Lost or OxofrdOwl as an alternative

Phonics: Simple Dictation group 1, 2 & 3 – blog, stop, click, best

Maths: Busy at Maths Little book page 35 revise addition – please use some objects to illustrate this concept as it will make it a lot clearer for the children if they can physically move and manipulate objects.

Gaeilge: Bua na Cainte  Siopadóireacht Ceacht (lesson) 2 or alternatively Folensonline – Abair Liom A.

SESE ‘Summer’. Click on the following link and view a ‘Summer’ Powerpoint. Work through the powerwpoint discussing different points throughout. What are the signs of summer and what makes the season different to the others. Draw some things that tell you it’s summer time.

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/Summer powerpoint.ppt

SPHE: ‘Sammy Seagull’s Summer Safety Story’ – click on the following link and read this story associated with Summer and Safety in the sun. Please discuss various aspects of this with your child. This is particularly important at the moment as the weather has been very good.

www.powerstownns.com/userfiles/t-tp-1259-sammy-seagulls-summer-safety-story-powerpoint_ver_4.ppt

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Friday 14th

Reading:  Folensonline.ie ‘Little Zack’ or Look out Kitty/Teddy is Lost or OxofrdOwl as an alternative

Phonics: Simple Dictation group 1, 2 & 3 – revise the words completed this week and to challenge your child lay the letters from group 1, 2 & 3 on the table and sound out a word and ask your child to try find and assemble the letters in the correct order.

Tricky words: revise all new words. So   my   one    by    only   old

Maths: Busy at maths little book pg 36 – revise My Day

Ready steady write small book: letter v

Visual Arts: Summer junk art. The following picture shows a variety of summer art you can complete using some materials from around the house – be as inventive as you can.

 Tricky List

said

here

there

go

no

so

my

one

by

only

old

 

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Week beginning Tuesday May 5th

Good Morning everybody,

I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend and are all keeping well. Here is the work for this week, do your best, there is no pressure on parents to do everything. This is all about keeping your child in touch with their learning and having some kind of routine in the day, do it at your pace and what suits your child, I’m available at powerstownnsawall@gmail.com if you are running into any problems or if your child just wants to say hi.

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Login help for sites 

Grow in Love: for login details fill in email address as trial@growinlove.ie and password growinlove

Twinkl:      www.twinkl.ie/offer       code irltwinklhelps with your login details

Bua na Cainte: Go to www.edco.ie/bua. Select the file which suits your computer - PC or mac....bua only works on PC or Mac computers.  Select the class level that you require Junior infants, click to start download. Once the download is complete, click on the file to install and follow the onscreen instructions. A bua na cainte icon will appear on your desktop. once you select this icon a loging page will open, where you enter      login:trial   Password: trial

Abair Liom A: As an alternative for Bua na cainte go to www.folensonline.ie and click on Abair liom A and resources, theme:An teilifís  lesson: ag féachaint ar an teilifís  resource type: gníomhaíochtaí/cluichí and the children can explore the different activities, it is mainly to keep them listening and exposed to the language while enjoying the activities. 

Reading: Go to Folensonline.ie, library, resources, reading zone Junior Infants 

Reading alternative:  www.oxfordowl.co.uk (endless ebooks to keep your child reading if folens causing problems)

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Tuesday 5th

Reading: Go to Folensonline.ie, library, resources, reading zone Junior Infants, choose ‘Little Zack’ for this week

If your child is struggling with this level, you could choose ‘Look out Kitty’ which is a step above book 1(look out Teddy) or Teddy is Lost which is a step above book 2(The Lost Ball)

Cover the writing, talk about the picture, predict words and sentences, have a look , discuss and read.

Phonics: Simple Dictation, call out these simple words, for your child to listen and write. If your child is finding it difficult, lay out the sound cards they need for that word, mix them up on the table and your child can look, choose and copy the sound they need to make the word    Satipn group – sit, pan, pip

Tricky Words : ( we just learn to read and say these not blend, make a simple sentence with the word in it to help them understand the meaning – word wall of tricky words below)    said here

Maths: Busy at Maths Little Book page 29 Revising zero

Handwriting Ready Steady Write  page 52 letter j

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Wednesday 6th 

English

Reading:  Folensonline.ie  ‘Little Zack’   or ‘Look Out Kitty’ /‘Teddy is Lost’

Phonics: Simple dictation  Group 1 and 2  satipn, ckehrmd -   end, man, hat, rest

Tricky words there they

Maths: Busy at Maths Little book page 30  Revise How many?

Gaeilge:   Bua na Cainte  (Instructions for downloading given in previous week)  An teilifís    Ceacht  6

Grow in Love: Look up www.growinLove.ie  Go to Junior Infants, click on Theme 10 Seasonal lessons, click on number 5 Mary, browse through and chat… Complete 62 and 63 of textbook, it you don’t have the book, the ebook is available to the right of this Mary lesson

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Thursday 7th 

Reading: Folensonline.ie ‘Little Zack’ or Look out Kitty/Teddy is Lost

Phonics Simple dictation Group 1 and 2 – cap, map, set, sand

Tricky Words Go no

Maths Busy at Maths Little Book page 31/32 revise Combine/partition using zero

Ready Steady Write letter j page 53

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Friday 8th 

Reading  Folensonline.ie ‘Little Zack’ or Look out Kitty/Teddy is Lost

Phonics Simple Dictation group 1 and 2 – test, hen, rat, damp

Maths Busy at Maths Little book page 33/34 revise Days of the week

Gaeilge Bua na Cainte  An Teilifís Ceacht 7 and scéal (bottom left corner of menu An Teilifís)

SESE ‘The Tree’ go to Twinkl.ie, type in tree, trees of Ireland poster display, take a look at the different trees of Ireland and look at the different leaves. Children can go out to the garden and do leaf rubbings  from trees in their garden, place the leaf under a page, rub over with the side of a crayon or twistable

Story: ‘Little Acorns’ Linked with the theme of the tree through the seasons , available on twinkl.ie

Visual Arts: Tree art…. Create a magical Summer tree –sketching, colouring, finger printing, junk art, fabric…whatever you have…

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 Tricky List

are

all

you

your

come

some

said

here

there

go

no

 

 

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Hi all, I will begin to post some images here from all those in our class. There is some excellent work and exciting fun activities being completed by everyone. If you have some images that you would like me to post here for all our class to see please send them to me using my email address powerstownawall@gmail.com.

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Thien: has been very busy working with his lego. Excellent work Thien!!

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Vesta: Wow! Vesta has been a very busy girl over the last few weeks. What super work Vesta!

 

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Ethan: Well done to Ethan. It looks like you are having lots of fun. Great job Ethan!

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Week beginning Monday April 27th 

Hi Everybody,

I hope that you all got on good last week with all your activities and that everyone is keeping well. I would like to thank you all for your efforts so far in keeping all our little stars on track and up to date as much as possible. This is a very difficult time and any work that the kids can get done during the week is a bonus so please don’t feel under pressure to complete everything, just try your best.

This week’s work is in line with what I circulated last week so the same guidelines apply – try let the children complete the writing activities independently and when you have time you can help them access some online content. As I said last week if you have a spare blank or project copy it would be great for the children to do their little extra non book activities in that, if not no worries!

I would like to wish a big happy birthday this week to Eoin O’R. I hope you have a fantastic day !!

 

Monday

Phonics  Take group 6 letters y, x, ch, sh, th, th  – make the sound, copy and write the sound, dictation call out the sound and your child can copy and write the sound or write without looking at the sound

Reading  Continue reading and becoming familiar with Finn Jumps In. You can then challenge the children by calling out a word from the page and ask the child to point it out or alternatively point to a word and ask the child what it is  or to put that word into a sentence. This can also be competed using our past readers.

Maths Busy at Maths Big Book page 106 Days of the week - the children may keep a little journal similar to the one in the book – each day they could write the word in their copy or on a sheet and draw a picture which shows something from their day, at the end of the week the children can look back and talk about what they did on a given day.

SESE all about cats – below are links to information pages on a number of different types of cats.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/lion/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/cheetah/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/jaguar/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/tiger/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/leopard/  

Small World pg 48 – All about cats, the children could draw their favourite type of cat to conclude this activity.

 

Tuesday

Morning everybody, If you take a look at the news page on our website you will see there  there is a letter to parents and children from our Board of Management.

Regards,

Aileen Wall 

Phonics Dictation – now that we have covered all the sounds you can begin to dictate short 3 letter words such as ‘sit’ or ‘lap’. The children can write the word. This can be challenging so break the sounds up and encourage the child to say the sound themselves.

Tricky words – group 2. These words are new to the children so just keep showing the words to the children and saying and using them in sentences. Encourage the children to make sentences using them also. Complete 2 each day. Todays words – are     all

Reading Finn Jumps in

Maths Busy at maths Big Book page 107 Days of the week.

 

 

Wednesday

Phonics Dictation – now that we have covered all the sounds you can begin to dictate short 3 letter words such as ‘sit’ or ‘lap’. The children can write the word. This can be challenging so break the sounds up and encourage the child to say the sound themselves.

Tricky words – group 2. These words are new to the children so just keep showing the words to the children and saying and using them in sentences. Encourage the children to make sentences using them also. Complete 2 each day.

Todays words – are     all  

Reading Finn Jumps in

Maths Busy at maths Big  book page 108 Add and write (the children can use any miscellaneous items to count and add. The children can use a pen or pencil as a partition)

Handwriting Ready steady Write Big Book page 50 letter e

 

Thursday

Phonics    Dictation – 3 letter words

                   Tricky words group 2 -    you     your         

Reading Finn Jumps in

Maths Busy at maths big  book page 109  Add and write (the children can use any miscellaneous items to count and add. The children can use a pen or pencil as a partition)

Handwriting Ready Steady write pg 51 letter e

Religion We never had a chance to look at the theme of Easter in our work to date so it would be great if we could look back at this theme. The first part to deal with is ‘The last supper’. The children can complete pages 36 and 37 in their work book. You can access online content on Grow in Love online to help work through this theme. It would be great if you could help to explain the concept of the last supper

 

 

Friday

Phonics    Dictation – 3 letter words

     Tricky words group 2 –     come     some

Reading Finn Jumps in

Maths: Busy at maths little book pg 28 Full or empty. When looking at this activity there is an opportunity to complete a lot of activities around the concept of full an empty such as – the shopping bag is full, the cup is empty – the children could do a treasure hunt to search for things that are full/empty.

Gaeilge www.edco.ie/bua username trial and password trial  Theme: An Teilifís

Try out Ceacht 3,4,5

 Go to www.edco.ie/bua

Select the file which suits your computer - PC or mac....bua only works on PC or Mac computers

Select the class level that you require Junior infants, click to start download

once the download is complete, click on the file to install and follow the onscreen instructions

A bua na cainte icon will appear on your desktop. once you select this icon a loging page will open, where you enter 

login:trial   Password: trial

Some parents are experiencing difficulties downloading the Bua na Cainte, so as an alternative go to www.folensonline.ie and click on Abair liom A and resources, theme:An teilifís   lesson: ag féachaint ar an teilifís  resource type: gníomhaíochtaí/cluichí and the children can explore the different activities, it is mainly to keep them listening and exposed to the language while enjoying the activities. 

 

Additional work

Junk art over the week – if you want to keep busy ---create a family of cats – use as much recycled material as possible. Cardboard, leaves from the garden, plastic wrappers –anything you can find

Drama /play over the week– the children could listen to or watch the story of the 3 little kittens, they might remember it from when we practiced it in school. They could role play as one of the little kittens or as mammy cat. 

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Dear Parents, 

As a new way to offer help and support to you and all our Junior Infants I, along with all the other teachers in the school have set up temporary email addresses. You can email me at any time and I will do my best to help with your query. I would love to see some of the children's work (drawings, writing, colouring, pictures of them baking or playing different games etc if they want to send it on, but this is an optional practice. 

Also please remember that the work we are supplying is a guideline. Please do not be under pressure to complete everything on the list, try your best to keep on top of the sounds and numbers and anything after that would be super. Do what you can during these difficut times. 

My new email address is powerstownawall@gmail.com 

Any queries don't hesitate to contact me. 

Kind regards, 

Ms. A. Wall 

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Hi all, 

To help keep on top of all the sounds and letters that we did in school 'Jolly Phonics' - (the programme we use to teach the sounds in school) is available as an app on your phone or tablet. It's a brillaint resource and includes familiar games which the children completed when they were at school and it goes through all the sounds and blending. its definitely worth a download. 

Kind regards, 

Ms. A. Wall 

 

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 Week beginning Monday April 20th

 

Hi Everybody,

I hope you all had a super Easter break and the Easter bunny delivered all the lovely eggs! He left a little message for me and told me you are all being so good at home! Well done everybody, I am so proud of you!

This is the work layout for this week, do your best and see how it goes, no pressure! I know parents are busy so I don’t want to overload during what is already tricky times. If your child struggles with a task, keep it at their pace. If home is chaotic that day ,just do the written tasks to let them work away independently while you get something done and do the online work/parent led activities when you have access to a laptop and have time and not stressed!

If you have a spare blank or project copy it would be great for the children to do their little extra non book activities in that, if not no worries!

 

 

Monday

Phonics  Take group one letters s,a,t,i,p,n – The children can make the sounds and practise copying and writing down the sounds, then move onto ‘dictation’ where you call out a sound and they have to write down the sound ( they can look at the letter to help for writing or try and do without looking at the letters.

Reading Go to folensonline.ie, go to reading zone junior infants…the children can go over their three readers – Look out teddy, splash, The Lost ball or if very familiar they can move onto Finn Jumps in (1/2 pages a day)

Maths Busy at Maths Big Book page 102 Combine ( the children can use lego brick to help them with combining- how many altogether within five)

SESE look up animal sounds https://www.youtube.com/wartch?v=JJQHjhTvo1k

 

 

 

Small World pg 47 Draw the zoo animals you hear

 

Tuesday

Phonics Group two ck,e,h,r,m,d – make the sound, copy and write the sound, dictation call out the sound and your child can copy and write the sound or write without looking at the sound

Reading Finn Jumps in

Maths Busy at maths Big Book page 103 Combine

SESE listen to ‘peace at last’ by Jill Murphy on youtube

Small world page 48 loud and soft sounds

 

 

Wednesday

Phonics Group three g,o,u,l,f,b make the sound, copy and write the sound, dictation call out the sound and your child can copy and write the sound or write without looking at the sound

Reading Finn Jumps in

Maths Busy at maths Big  book page 104 Partition ( the children can partition with a pencil and lego bricks to help)

Handwriting Ready steady Write Big Book page 48 letter s

 

Thursday

Phonics Group four ai, j, oa, ie, ee, or make the sound, copy and write the sound, dictation call out the sound and your child can copy and write the sound or write without looking at the sound

Reading Finn Jumps in

Maths Busy at maths big  book page 105 Partition ( the children can partition with a pencil and lego bricks to help)

Handwriting Ready Steady write pg 49 letter s

 

Friday

Phonics Group five z, w, ng, v, oo, OO make the sound, copy and write the sound, dictation call out the sound and your child can copy and write the sound or write without looking at the sound

Reading Finn Jumps in

Maths: Busy at maths little book pg 27 partition

Gaeilge www.edco.ie/bua username trial and password trial  Theme: An Teilifís

Try out Ceacht 1/2

Over The Week Filler Time activities based on our theme ‘The Zoo’

Junk art over the week – if you want to keep busy ---create zoo animals from any recycling bits and bobs, cut, paste, paint create!

Drama /play over the week– pretend you are a zoo animal, play zoo with your siblings in the garden or make a zoo in the garden with your animal teddies..be a zookeeper…mind that lion!

 

 

 

There are an abundance of resources available on twinkl on the theme of ‘The Zoo’ which would be useful as additional resources using the following link - https://www.twinkl.ie/search?term=zoo+animals

Dublin Zoo and Foto Island Wildlife Park have very interactive websites where the children can watch live footage of some animals and where they can access lots of fun facts and images about all the zoo animals. The websites can be found using the following links - https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/             Wildlife in Cork | Animals and Plants at Fota Wildlife Park

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The Easter Bunny will be hopping around soon! I hope you all enjoy your Easter at home, staying safe and well. Mrs Flanagan and Ms Wall are really looking forward to their Easter eggs too!

 

Do keep up reading and refer back to the phonics, reading and maths websites to keep your child in touch with their learning. We will be putting up new work on Monday April 20th if we are not back at school.

 

For the Easter holidays, set yourself a challenge, can you complete this activity board by the end of the holidays!  

 

Bake a  cake

Play I spy

Sort your toys by size

Make up a quiz

Paint something

Pair your socks

Blow some bubbles

 

 

Sing the alphabet song

Make uo a new game

Keep a diary

(picture with a daily word)

Take a Gonoodle break (go noodle.com)

Practise counting things up to 10

Roll 2 dice, add the numbers together

Investigate

Do your toys float or sink

Do a jigsaw

Watch something on Cúla4

Play snap

Go on a shape hunt

Help to make lunch

Make some patterns

Spend time outside everyday

Build something

Design a new cover for your favourite book

Write a shopping list

Play snakes and ladders

Sort your toys by colour

Read everyday

Hide something and make a treasure map to find it

Draw your favourite animal

Make some junk art

Find something longer/shorter than you

Play with water

Go colouring

Talk about which months your families have birthdays