SEN / Special Classes

Please find your teacher / class below

Teacher’s Name: Ms Nuala Hogan ( CAIRDEAS 1 )
Teacher’s Email: nhogan @ stbrendansps.ie
Teacher communicating INDIVIDUAL plans of work directly with parents from class

Teacher’s Name: Mr Padraic Kennedy ( MGLD)
Teacher’s Email: pkennedy @ stbrendansps.ie
( Teacher left work-packs for pupils- Please contact directly via email for further instruction)

Teacher’s Name: Ms Martina Mulqueen
Teacher’s Email: mmulqueen @ stbrendansps.ie

Teacher’s Name: Ms Paula Doyle
Teacher’s Email: pdoyle @ stbrendansps.ie

Teacher’s Name: Mr Damien Cunningham
Teacher’s Email: dcunningham @ stbrendansps.ie

Teacher’s Name: Mrs Teresa Kelly
Teacher’s Email: tkelly @ stbrendansps.ie

Teacher’s Name: Ms Alicia Stack
Teacher’s Email: astack @ stbrendansps.ie

Teacher’s Name: Ms Elaine Hynes ( CAIRDEAS 2 )
Teacher’s Email: ehynes @ stbrendansps.ie

22nd– 25th June 2020
Cairdeas 2

Literacy: Continue to revise sight words in pack/ focus on words that child has difficulty with. Try and spot these words in stories/games.
• Continue to revise all letter names and sounds.
• CVC Word Puzzle
• Three letter word tracing
• Uppercase letter tracing

Oral Language: rainbow.cjfallon.ie/#/units/junior
Unit 16: Seaside
Discuss interactive poster with your child, play the vocabulary games as the boys really enjoy these.
Song: One, Two, Three, Four, Five.

Reading: Oxford reading owl- Link is on Seesaw
My Capstone Library- Link is on Seesaw
Handwriting Without Tears
• My First School Book: page 70,71 – Alphabet Review. Page 72,73,74,75- Lowercase Matching.

• Music:
• How’s the weather – Super Simple Songs – YouTube
• Discuss the weather with the boys.
• 7 days of the week – The Learning Station – YouTube
• Ask the boys “If yesterday was Wednesday then today is……”
• One, Two, Three, Four, Five as part of oral language lesson
Numeracy: My First School Book: page 77,78,79,80,81
Story: A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea- Link will be uploaded to Seesaw

SPHE: Pack for sun safety – Worksheet in pack
Art: Mr Sun – Sticking activity- Worksheet in pack
Gross Motor Skills/ Movement
Throwing/catching/ kicking/ rolling a ball
Crawl on tummy like a snake
Hop on one foot
Bike/scooter
Obstacle Course for all the family to enjoy.
Super Trooper book for activities.

Fine Motor Skills:
Pencil control sheets – Worksheets in Pack
Jigsaws are great for the boys to make.

Social Skills: Play games and practice turn taking
Share sweets/treats with everyone “one for …. One for…..”

These activities are only suggestions and it’s important to work at your child’s pace. There will be other activities such as baking, exercising and playing where the boys will still continue to learn and have fun. This is our final plan before the Summer holidays, I hope everyone enjoys the Summer and stays safe! 

Ms Hynes

15th– 19th June 2020
Cairdeas 2
Literacy: Continue to revise sight words in pack/ focus on words that child has difficulty with. Try and spot these words in stories/games.
• Continue to revise all letter names and sounds
• CVC Word Puzzle – Worksheet in pack
• Three letter word tracing – Worksheet in pack
• Shopping List- Worksheet in pack

Oral Language: rainbow.cjfallon.ie/#/units/junior
Unit 8: At the Airport
Discuss interactive poster with your child, play the vocabulary games as the boys really enjoy these.
Song: Ten Little Aeroplanes

Reading: Oxford reading owl- Link is on Seesaw
My Capstone Library- Link is on Seesaw
Handwriting Without Tears
• My First School Book: page 66, 67, 68, 69 If possible try the wet-dry-try approach on a blackboard for the letter W, X, Y, Z- Adult draws letter W, X, Y, Z on board, then with a wet cloth, trace over that letter with your finger, then with a dry cloth, go back over that letter and dry it. Child should still see the outline of letter and they do the exact same wet, dry, try approach. There is a blackboard on the right hand corner of the “My first school book” which gives an example of how to write the letters.
• Continue to practice writing name on pieces of paper in new pack. Start first letter at the smiley face. Make sure and follow the guidelines for correct letter formation.

• Music:
• How’s the weather – Super Simple Songs – YouTube
• Discuss the weather with the boys.
• 7 days of the week – The Learning Station – YouTube
• Ask the boys “If yesterday was Wednesday then today is……”
• Ten Little Aeroplanes as part of oral language lesson
Numeracy:
• Plenty of hands on activities – as suggested in my previous plan.
• Cracking Maths: Data page 89-93

Story: Ugly Duckling and Friends- Link will be uploaded to Seesaw

SESE: Healthy Eating Lunch box- Worksheet in pack
SPHE: Brushing teeth sequence- Worksheet in pack
Foods I like and dislike- Worksheet in pack

Gross Motor Skills/ Movement
Throwing/catching/ kicking/ rolling a ball
Crawl on tummy like a snake
Hop on one foot
Bike/scooter
Obstacle Course for all the family to enjoy.
Super Trooper book for activities.

Fine Motor Skills:
Cutting booklet from pack. Practice with child safety scissors.
Get the boys to cut paper into smaller pieces to practice the movement of the scissors.
Pencil control sheets.
Jigsaws are great for the boys to make.

Social Skills: Play games and practice turn taking
Share sweets/treats with everyone “one for …. One for…..”

These activities are only suggestions and it’s important to work at your child’s pace. There will be other activities such as baking, exercising and playing where the boys will still continue to learn and have fun. I hope everyone is staying safe and well.

Ms Hynes

8th– 12th June 2020
Cairdeas 2
Literacy: Continue to revise sight words in pack/ focus on words that child has difficulty with. Try and spot these words in stories/games.
Continue to revise all letter names and sounds.
Practice 3 letter blending e.g. cat, hen, pan etc. boys need to put the letters in correct box. Continue to use the phoneme frames for this like last week.
CVC words cut and paste activity- in pack
Beginning letter sound worksheet – in pack
CVC writing words- spread out over 2/3 weeks as there are 12 worksheets

Oral Language: rainbow.cjfallon.ie/#/units/junior
Unit 15: The Supermarket
Discuss interactive poster with your child, play the vocabulary games as the boys really enjoy these.
Song: Five Currant Buns

Reading: Oxford reading owl- Link is on Seesaw
My Capstone Library- Link is on Seesaw
Handwriting Without Tears
• My First School Book: page 62, 63, 64, 65
• If possible try the wet-dry-try approach on a blackboard for the letter V- Adult draws letter M on board, then with a wet cloth, trace over that letter with your finger, then with a dry cloth, go back over that letter and dry it. Child should still see the outline of letter and they do the exact same wet, dry, try approach. There is a blackboard on the right hand corner of the “My first school book” which gives an example of how to write the letters.
• Continue to practice writing name on pieces of paper in new pack. Start first letter at the smiley face. Make sure and follow the guidelines for correct letter formation.

• Music:
• How’s the weather – Super Simple Songs – YouTube
• Discuss the weather with the boys.
• 7 days of the week – The Learning Station – YouTube
• Ask the boys “If yesterday was Wednesday then today is……”
• Seasons song- Have fun teaching- YouTube
• Five Currant Buns as part of oral language lesson
Numeracy:
• Plenty of hands on activities – as suggested in my previous plan.
• Cracking Maths: Weight page 94-97
• Use practical resources for this topic, don’t worry if you don’t have a balance, you can use any scales and work on the words light and heavy.

Story: Charlie the Firefighter- link in email.

SESE: People and their place of work: worksheet in pack.
SPHE: Who can help us- worksheet in pack.
Gross Motor Skills/ Movement
Throwing/catching/ kicking/ rolling a ball
Crawl on tummy like a snake
Hop on one foot
Bike/scooter
Obstacle Course for all the family to enjoy.
Super Trooper book for activities.

Fine Motor Skills:
Cutting booklet from pack. Practice with child safety scissors.
Get the boys to cut paper into smaller pieces to practice the movement of the scissors.
Pencil control sheets.
Jigsaws are great for the boys to make.

Art: The Supermarket- pattern worksheet- in pack
Practise drawing Mat Man Template on page 76 of My First Schoolbook.
Sensory Play: Water play/Rice play
Social Skills: Play games and practice turn taking
Share sweets/treats with everyone “one for …. One for…..”

These activities are only suggestions and it’s important to work at your child’s pace. There will be other activities such as baking, exercising and playing where the boys will still continue to learn and have fun. I hope everyone is staying safe and well.

Ms Hynes

3rd – 5th June 2020
Cairdeas 2
Literacy: Continue to revise sight words in pack/ focus on words that child has difficulty with. Try and spot these words in stories/games.
Continue to revise all letter names and sounds.
Practice 3 letter blending e.g. cat, hen, pan etc. boys need to put the letters in correct box. Continue to use the phoneme frames for this like last week.
CVC words cut and paste activity- in pack
CVC word and picture matching- in pack
Beginning letter sound worksheet – in pack

Oral Language: rainbow.cjfallon.ie/#/units/junior
Unit 5: The Restaurant
Discuss interactive poster with your child, play the vocabulary games as the boys really enjoy these.

Reading: Oxford reading owl- Link is on Seesaw
My Capstone Library- Link is on Seesaw
Handwriting Without Tears
• My First School Book: page 60,61
• If possible try the wet-dry-try approach on a blackboard for the letter M- Adult draws letter N on board, then with a wet cloth, trace over that letter with your finger, then with a dry cloth, go back over that letter and dry it. Child should still see the outline of letter and they do the exact same wet, dry, try approach. There is a blackboard on the right hand corner of the “My first school book” which gives an example of how to write the letters.
• Continue to practice writing name on pieces of paper in new pack. Start first letter at the smiley face. Make sure and follow the guidelines for correct letter formation.

• Music:
• How’s the weather – Super Simple Songs – YouTube
• Discuss the weather with the boys.
• 7 days of the week – The Learning Station – YouTube
• Ask the boys “If yesterday was Wednesday then today is……”
• Super Simple Songs: Are you hungry?- youtube
Numeracy:
• Plenty of hands on activities – as suggested in my previous plan.
• Cracking Maths: Number zero page 81,82
• Use practical resources for this such as empty- from last weeks plans- nothing equates to zero so reinforce that with an empty cup, empty bag- zero sweets.

Story: Some Dogs Do- Link will be shared on Seesaw.

Gross Motor Skills/ Movement
Throwing/catching/ kicking/ rolling a ball
Crawl on tummy like a snake
Hop on one foot
Bike/scooter
Obstacle Course for all the family to enjoy.
Super Trooper book for activities.

Fine Motor Skills:
Cutting booklet from pack. Practice with child safety scissors.
Get the boys to cut paper into smaller pieces to practice the movement of the scissors.
Pencil control sheets.
Jigsaws are great for the boys to make.

Art: Design a pizza – Template in pack

Social Skills: Play games and practice turn taking
Share sweets/treats with everyone “one for …. One for…..”

These activities are only suggestions and it’s important to work at your child’s pace. There will be other activities such as baking, exercising and playing where the boys will still continue to learn and have fun. I hope everyone is staying safe and well.

Ms Hynes

25th – 28th May 2020
Cairdeas 2
Literacy: Continue to revise sight words in pack/ focus on words that child has difficulty with. Try and spot these words in stories/games.
Continue to revise all letter names and sounds.
Practice 3 letter blending e.g. cat, hen, pan etc. boys need to put the letters in correct box. Continue to use the phoneme frames for this like last week.
CVC words cut and paste activity- in pack
CVC word and picture matching- in pack
Beginning letter sound worksheet – in pack

Oral Language: rainbow.cjfallon.ie/#/units/junior
Unit 14: The Pet Shop
Discuss interactive poster with your child, play the vocabulary games as the boys really enjoy these.
Song: B-I-N-G-O
Show and Tell: If you have a pet maybe post a photo on Seesaw with a sentence telling me his/her name etc.

Reading: Oxford reading owl- Link is on Seesaw
My Capstone Library- Link is on Seesaw
Handwriting Without Tears
• My First School Book: page 56, 57, 58, 59
• If possible try the wet-dry-try approach on a blackboard for the letter M- Adult draws letter M on board, then with a wet cloth, trace over that letter with your finger, then with a dry cloth, go back over that letter and dry it. Child should still see the outline of letter and they do the exact same wet, dry, try approach. There is a blackboard on the right hand corner of the “My first school book” which gives an example of how to write the letters.
• Continue to practice writing name on pieces of paper in new pack. Start first letter at the smiley face. Make sure and follow the guidelines for correct letter formation.

• Music:
• How’s the weather – Super Simple Songs – YouTube
• Discuss the weather with the boys.
• 7 days of the week – The Learning Station – YouTube
• Ask the boys “If yesterday was Wednesday then today is……”
• Seasons song- Have fun teaching- YouTube
• B-I-N-G-0- as part of oral language lesson
Numeracy:
• Plenty of hands on activities – as suggested in my previous plan.
• Cracking Maths: Capacity page 76-80
• Use practical resources for this such as fill a bottle with water and empty it, fill a cup with water and empty it. Which holds more water a milk carton or an egg cup etc. Reinforce the words full and empty.

Story: Everybunny Dance- Link will be shared on Seesaw.

SESE: Pets matching activity- in pack
Where do farm animals live? In Pack
Gross Motor Skills/ Movement
Throwing/catching/ kicking/ rolling a ball
Crawl on tummy like a snake
Hop on one foot
Bike/scooter
Obstacle Course for all the family to enjoy.
Super Trooper book for activities.

Fine Motor Skills:
Cutting booklet from pack. Practice with child safety scissors.
Get the boys to cut paper into smaller pieces to practice the movement of the scissors.
Pencil control sheets.
Jigsaws are great for the boys to make.

Art: Pets colouring Sheet- Included in pack
Practise drawing Mat Man

Social Skills: Play games and practice turn taking
Share sweets/treats with everyone “one for …. One for…..”

These activities are only suggestions and it’s important to work at your child’s pace. There will be other activities such as baking, exercising and playing where the boys will still continue to learn and have fun. I hope everyone is staying safe and well.

Ms Hynes

18th – 22nd May 2020
Cairdeas 2
Literacy: Continue to revise sight words in pack/ focus on words that child has difficulty with. Try and spot these words in stories/games.
Continue to revise all letter names and sounds.
Practice 3 letter blending e.g. cat, hen, pan etc. boys need to put the letters in correct box. Continue to use the phoneme frames for this like last week.
CVC word activity booklet in pack from last week.
CVC words cut and paste activity- in pack
CVC word and picture matching- in pack
Beginning letter sound worksheet – in pack

Oral Language: rainbow.cjfallon.ie/#/units/junior
Unit 13: The Jungle
Discuss interactive poster with your child, play the vocabulary games as the boys really enjoy these.
Song: Down in the Jungle

Reading: Oxford reading owl- Link is on Seesaw
Handwriting Without Tears
• My First School Book: page 52, 53, 54, 55
• If possible try the wet-dry-try approach on a blackboard for the letters K and A- Adult draws letter K/A on board, then with a wet cloth, trace over that letter with your finger, then with a dry cloth, go back over that letter and dry it. Child should still see the outline of letter and they do the exact same wet, dry, try approach. There is a blackboard on the right hand corner of the “My first school book” which gives an example of how to write the letters.
• Continue to practice writing name on pieces of paper in new pack. Start first letter at the smiley face. Make sure and follow the guidelines for correct letter formation, this is included in second pack that was given to you.

• Music:
• How’s the weather – Super Simple Songs – YouTube
• Discuss the weather with the boys.
• 7 days of the week – The Learning Station – YouTube
• Ask the boys “If yesterday was Wednesday then today is……”
• Seasons song- Have fun teaching- YouTube
• Down in the Jungle- as part of oral language lesson
Numeracy:
• Plenty of hands on activities – as suggested in my previous plan.
• Cracking Maths: Comparing and Ordering: “Big and Small” page 16, 22, 23, 26, 27
• Big and Small Activity Sheet: Sort the big and small food – in pack
• Big and Small animal worksheet- in pack
Story: Rumble in the Jungle- Link will be shared on Seesaw.
Colouring Sheet in pack.

SESE: What does my face look like- what colour eyes do I have, what colour hair do I have etc…. Blank face template in pack.

Gross Motor Skills/ Movement
Throwing/catching/ kicking/ rolling a ball
Crawl on tummy like a snake
Hop on one foot
Bike/scooter
Obstacle Course for all the family to enjoy.
Super Trooper book for activities.

Fine Motor Skills:
Cutting booklet from pack. Practice with child safety scissors.
Get the boys to cut paper into smaller pieces to practice the movement of the scissors.
Pencil control sheets.
Jigsaws are great for the boys to make.

Art: The same as SESE: My face template in pack.
Practise drawing Mat Man

Social Skills: Play games and practice turn taking
Share sweets/treats with everyone “one for …. One for…..”

These activities are only suggestions and it’s important to work at your child’s pace. There will be other activities such as baking, exercising and playing where the boys will still continue to learn and have fun. I hope everyone is staying safe and well.

Ms Hynes

11th – 15th May 2020

Ms Hynes :    Cairdeas 2

Literacy: Continue to revise sight words in pack/ focus on words that child has difficulty with. Try and spot these words in stories/games.

Continue to revise all letter names and sounds.

Practice 3 letter blending e.g. cat, hen, pan etc. boys need to put the letters in correct box. Continue to use the phoneme frames for this like last week.

I have a cvc word activity booklet attached. This can be spaced out over 2 weeks.

Base board and cut outs are just an extra resource if boys would like to complete.

I can read phase 2 set 3 worksheets.

 

 

Oral Language: rainbow.cjfallon.ie/#/units/junior

Unit 9: In the Morning

Discuss interactive poster with your child, play the vocabulary games as the boys really enjoy these.

Song: Cockadoodle Doo – part of “in the morning” unit.

 

Reading: Oxford reading owl- Link is on Seesaw

Handwriting Without Tears

  • My First School Book: page 48, 49, 50, 51
  • If possible try the wet-dry-try approach on a blackboard for the letters P, B and R- Adult draws letter P/B/R on board, then with a wet cloth, trace over that letter with your finger, then with a dry cloth, go back over that letter and dry it. Child should still see the outline of letter and they do the exact same wet, dry, try approach. There is a blackboard on the right hand corner of the “My first school book” which gives an example of how to write the letters.
  • Continue to practice writing name on pieces of paper in new pack. Start first letter at the smiley face. Make sure and follow the guidelines for correct letter formation, this is included in second pack that was given to you.

 

  • Music:
  • How’s the weather – Super Simple Songs – YouTube
  • Discuss the weather with the boys.
  • 7 days of the week – The Learning Station – YouTube
  • Ask the boys “If yesterday was Wednesday then today is……”
  • Seasons song- Have fun teaching- YouTube
  • Cockadoodle Doo- as part of oral language lesson

Numeracy:

  • Plenty of hands on activities – as suggested in my previous plan.
  • Cracking Maths: “Time” pages 63-67
  • Order the sequence of the day – Worksheet Attached
  • Cut and paste the days of the week – Worksheet Attached
  • How to make a jam sandwich- Worksheet Attached

 

Story: The Zoo Vet story – Sequencing activity Attached

The Zoo Vet story is attached in a pdf format.

Any fairy-tale/bedtime story that they enjoy will benefit the boys.

 

SESE: Day and night activity

 

Gross Motor Skills/ Movement

Throwing/catching/ kicking/ rolling a ball

Crawl on tummy like a snake

Hop on one foot

Bike/scooter

Obstacle Course for all the family to enjoy.

Super Trooper book for activities.

 

Fine Motor Skills:

Cutting booklet from pack. Practice with child safety scissors.

Get the boys to cut paper into smaller pieces to practice the movement of the scissors.

Pencil control sheets.

Jigsaws are great for the boys to make.

 

Art: The Zoo- Create your own zoo- Template in new pack

Practise drawing Mat Man

 

Social Skills: Play games and practice turn taking

Share sweets/treats with everyone “one for …. One for…..”

These activities are only suggestions and it’s important to work at your child’s pace. There will be other activities such as baking, exercising and playing where the boys will still continue to learn and have fun. I hope everyone is staying safe and well.

 

 

Ms Hynes

 5th – 8th May 2020

Cairdeas 2

Literacy: Continue to revise sight words in pack/ focus on words that child has difficulty with. Try and spot these words in stories/games.

Practice 3 letter blending e.g. cat, hen, pan etc. boys need to put the letters in correct box. Continue to use the phoneme frames for this like last week.

Beginning sound worksheet – attached

Cut and paste beginning sound- Worksheet Attached

I have attached the worksheets “I can read set 2 phase 2”

 

Oral Language: rainbow.cjfallon.ie/#/units/junior

Unit 7: A Rainy Day

Discuss interactive poster with your child, play the vocabulary games as the boys really enjoy these.

Rhyme: Rainy Day – part of “A Rainy Day”

SESE: Dress for the weather activity sheet – attached

 

Reading: Oxford reading owl- Link is on Seesaw

Handwriting Without Tears

  • My First School Book: page 44, 45, 46, 47
  • If possible try the wet-dry-try approach on a blackboard for the letters J and D- Adult draws letter J/D on board, then with a wet cloth, trace over that letter with your finger, then with a dry cloth, go back over that letter and dry it. Child should still see the outline of letter and they do the exact same wet, dry, try approach. There is a blackboard on the right hand corner of the “My first school book” which gives an example of how to write the letters.
  • Continue to practice writing name on pieces of paper in new pack. Start first letter at the smiley face. Make sure and follow the guidelines for correct letter formation, this is included in second pack that was given to you.

 

  • Music:
  • How’s the weather – Super Simple Songs – YouTube
  • Discuss the weather with the boys.
  • 7 days of the week – The Learning Station – YouTube
  • Ask the boys “If yesterday was Wednesday then today is……”
  • Seasons song- Have fun teaching- YouTube
  • The Number 5- Number songs by Bubble pop Box- youtube

 

Numeracy:

  • Plenty of hands on activities – as suggested in my previous plan.
  • Cracking Maths: “Time” pages 68-73

 

Story: Goldilocks and the three Bears – Sequencing activity Attached

Any fairy-tale/bedtime story that they enjoy will benefit the boys.

SPHE: Sequencing how to wash our hands – Worksheet Attached

Gross Motor Skills/ Movement

Throwing/catching/ kicking/ rolling a ball

Crawl on tummy like a snake

Hop on one foot

Bike/scooter

Obstacle Course for all the family to enjoy.

Super Trooper book for activities.

 

Fine Motor Skills:

Cutting booklet from pack. Practice with child safety scissors.

Get the boys to cut paper into smaller pieces to practice the movement of the scissors.

Pencil control sheets which are also in pack.

Jigsaws are great for the boys to make.

 

Art: The Three Bears 2d shape cutting – Attached

Practise drawing Mat Man

Sensory Play: Squishy Bags

You will need 1 cup of flour, 6 tablespoons of water and food colouring, zip lock lunch bags, sticky tape and a small mixing bowl.

The boys can practice letter/number formation on these bags or simply explore the bags for sensory play.

 

Social Skills: Play games and practice turn taking

Share sweets/treats with everyone “one for …. One for…..”

 

 

These activities are only suggestions and it’s important to work at your child’s pace. There will be other activities such as baking, exercising and playing where the boys will still continue to learn and have fun. I hope everyone is staying safe and well.

 

Ms Hynes

 

27th – 1st May 2020

Cairdeas 2

Literacy: Continue to revise sight words in pack/ focus on words that child has difficulty with. Try and spot these words in stories/games.

Revise all letter names and sounds. I have initial sound worksheets attached.

Practice 3 letter blending e.g. cat, hen, pan etc. boys need to put the letters in correct box. Continue to use the phoneme frames for this like last week.

I have a cvc (3 letter blending) game attached where the boys attach a peg to the correct spelling.

I have attached a cvc word and picture matching activity.

Practice letter formation and words using playdoh/sand.

 

Oral Language: rainbow.cjfallon.ie/#/units/junior

Unit 2: A visit to the doctor

Discuss interactive poster with your child, play the vocabulary games as the boys really enjoy these.

Rhyme: Doctor Foster

Colouring sheets attached.

 

Reading: Oxford reading owl- Link is on Seesaw

Handwriting Without Tears

  • My First School Book: page 40,41,42,43
  • If possible try the wet-dry-try approach on a blackboard for the letters G and S- Adult draws letter G/S on board, then with a wet cloth, trace over that letter with your finger, then with a dry cloth, go back over that letter and dry it. Child should still see the outline of letter and they do the exact same wet, dry, try approach. There is a blackboard on the right hand corner of the “My first school book” which gives an example of how to write the letters.
  • Continue to practice writing name on pieces of paper in new pack. Start first letter at the smiley face. Make sure and follow the guidelines for correct letter formation, this is included in second pack that was given to you.

 

  • Music:
  • How’s the weather – Super Simple Songs – YouTube
  • Discuss the weather with the boys.
  • 7 days of the week – The Learning Station – YouTube
  • Ask the boys “If yesterday was Wednesday then today is……”
  • Seasons song- Have fun teaching- YouTube
  • Good Morning Mr Rooster: Super Simple Songs.

Numeracy:

  • Plenty of hands on activities – as suggested in my previous plan.
  • Cracking Maths: The boys can work on any of the pages from 1-15. Some of these are already completed and I’m not expecting the boys to do all of these pages.
  • Focus on matching and more or less
  • I have attached a template for matching pyjamas – best to cut these out and scatter them and see if your child can match pyjama top to bottoms etc.
  • I have attached a template for more and less, can your child pick which card has the most/least objects.
  • I have also attached a template matching animals.

Story: The Ugly Duckling – YouTube/ https://www.storyjumper.com/book/read/10207662/The-Ugly-Duckling

Any fairy-tale/bedtime story that they enjoy will benefit the boys.

SESE: Match baby animal to its Mother – attachment in link

Gross Motor Skills/ Movement

Throwing/catching/ kicking/ rolling a ball

Crawl on tummy like a snake

Hop on one foot

Bike/scooter

Obstacle Course for all the family to enjoy.

Super Trooper book for activities.

 

Fine Motor Skills:

Cutting booklet from pack. Practice with child safety scissors.

Get the boys to cut paper into smaller pieces to practice the movement of the scissors.

Pencil control sheets which are also in pack.

Jigsaws are great for the boys to make.

 

Art: Fix the farm- cutting and sticking farm animals (see attachment)

Practise drawing Mat Man

Sensory Play: Water Play – let the boys fill cups, jugs, teapot etc. and have a tea party

Recipe for Rainbow foam

Handheld mixer, one cup water, two tablespoons shampoo or shower gel or fairy liquid, one tablespoon food colouring

Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix with handheld mixer until the ingredients become like foam. You could use different scented shampoos for each one to vary the smells.

 

Social Skills: Play games and practice turn taking

Share sweets/treats with everyone “one for …. One for…..”

 

 

These activities are only suggestions and it’s important to work at your child’s pace. There will be other activities such as baking, exercising and playing where the boys will still continue to learn and have fun. I hope everyone is staying safe and well.

 

Ms Hynes

20th – 24th April 2020

Cairdeas 2

Literacy: Continue to revise sight words in pack/ focus on words that child has difficulty with. Try and spot these words in stories/games.

Revise all letter names and sounds. Focus on the letter x this week. You can extend the activities by printing pictures that begin with x and paste them into an old copy book/sheet of paper.

Practice 3 letter blending eg cat, hen, pan etc. Magnetic letters are great for this. I have included a print out of blank cvc words such as “hen” and boys need to put the letters in correct box. They have done this in school with the use of magnetic letters.

Oral Language: rainbow.cjfallon.ie/#/units/junior

Unit 11: Up in the Treehouse

Discuss interactive poster with your child, play the vocabulary games as the boys really enjoy these.

Handwriting Without Tears

  • My First School Book: page 36,37,38,39
  • If possible try the wet-dry-try approach on a blackboard for the letters O and Q- Adult draws letter O on board, then with a wet cloth, trace over that letter with your finger, then with a dry cloth, go back over that letter and dry it. Child should still see the outline of letter and they do the exact same wet, dry, try approach. There is a blackboard on the right hand corner of the “My first school book” which gives an example of how to write the letters.
  • Continue to practice writing name on pieces of paper in new pack. Start first letter at the smiley face. Make sure and follow the guidelines for correct letter formation, this is included in second pack that was given to you.

Music:

  • How’s the weather – Super Simple Songs – youtube
  • Discuss the weather with the boys.
  • 7 days of the week – The Learning Station – youtube
  • Ask the boys “If yesterday was Wednesday then today is……”
  • And the Green Grass Grew: Super Simple Songs.

Numeracy:

  • Continue numeracy pack if not completed
  • Plenty of hands on activities – as suggested in my previous plan.
  • Cracking Maths: 3D Shapes page 85, 86.
  • Focus on the shapes; cube, sphere, cone and cylinder.
  • I have attached a template for a 3D shape hunt around the house.
  • I have also attached a template for sticking pictures of the 3D shapes under the correct name.
  • Music: The singing walrus- 3D Shape song- youtube

Story: Little Red Hen (youtube)

Any fairytale/bedtime story that they enjoy will benefit the boys.

 

Gross Motor Skills/ Movement

Throwing/catching/ kicking/ rolling a ball

Crawl on tummy like a snake

Hop on one foot

Bike/scooter

Obstacle Course for all the family to enjoy.

 

Fine Motor Skills:

Cutting booklet from pack. Practice with child safety scissors.

Even get the boys to cut paper into smaller pieces to practice the movement of the scissors.

Pencil control sheets which are also in pack.

Jigsaws are great for the boys to make.

 

Social Skills: Play games and practice turn taking

Share sweets/treats with everyone “one for …. One for…..”

 

Twinkl.ie is a fantastic website for ideas/resources. Use code IRLTWINKLHELPS for free membership for a month.

Starfall.com have lovely resources. “Learn to read” and “I am reading” have lovely activities with nice word games for the boys.

 

These activities are only suggestions and it’s important to work at your child’s pace. There will be other activities such as baking, exercising and playing where the boys will still continue to learn and have fun. I hope everyone is staying safe and well.

 

Ms Hynes

 

Week 3: 30th March – 3rd April 2020
Cairdeas 2
Literacy: Revise sight words in pack/ focus on words that child has difficulty with. Try and spot these words in stories/games.
Revise all letter names and sounds. Practice 3 letter blending eg cat, hen, pan etc. Magnetic letters are great for this.
Starfall.com have lovely resources. “Learn to read” and “I am reading” have lovely activities with nice word games for the boys.
Practice writing name on pieces of paper in new pack. Start first letter at the smiley face.
Music: How’s the weather – Super Simple Songs – youtube
Discuss the weather with the boys.
7 days of the week – The Learning Station – youtube
Ask the boys “If yesterday was Wednesday then today is……”
Numeracy: Continue numeracy pack if not completed
Plenty of hands on activities – colour sorting – red counters in red bowl, yellow counters in yellow bowl etc Perhaps paint pasta and colour sort them- Link in with fun activities. Any resources/household items you have, use them.
Ask boys to match their socks etc.
Pattern work – Extend this to three colours/ items. Make a necklace with beads eg red, yellow, blue, red, yellow, blue.
Number recognition 1-5: Put numbers 1-5 in bowls and boys put items in bowl corresponding to that number.
Fingerpaint art: Have number on lady birds, paint that many dots on lady bird etc
Decorate Easter egg according to the number.
Easter egg hunt, count how many eggs they can find etc.

Gross Motor Skills/ Movement
Throwing/catching/ kicking/ rolling a ball
Crawl on tummy like a snake
Hop on one foot
Bike/scooter
Obstacle Course for all the family to enjoy.

Fine Motor Skills:
Cutting booklet is provided in new pack. Practice with child safety scissors.
Even get the boys to cut paper into smaller pieces to practice the movement of the scissors.
Pencil control sheets are provided in new pack.

Art: Easter chick template is included in new pack. The cutting is very difficult so get boys to assemble the chick/paste.

Social Skills: Play games and practice turn taking
Share sweets/treats with everyone “one for …. One for…..”

These are only suggestions that I feel would benefit the boys but take this at the boys pace/ whatever works for ye and the family. All of these activities don’t have to be completed/ will be continued after Easter. I have included a couple of text books in the new pack but I’m not starting these until after Easter. Please feel free to email me and let me know how the boys are progressing. Twinkl.ie is a fantastic website for ideas/resources. Use code IRLTWINKLHELPS for free membership for a month.

Ms Hynes