Websites to help your child over the summer!
Jolly Phonics – Sounds and Blending
We have been working hard in Junior and Senior Infants to master all 42 Jolly Phonics sounds.
Group 1: s a t i p n
Group 2: ck e h r m d
Group 3: g o u l f b
Group 4: ai j oa ie ee or
Group 5: z w ng v oo oo
group 6: y x sh ch th th
Group 7: qu oi ou ue er ar
The Jolly Phonics website have lots of lovely ideas to help reinforce their learning. Below are some useful links.
Here is a list of all 72 tricky words that have been taught in the infant classes.
Tricky word list
Children learn best through play. Below is a great website to make tricky word games such as bingo, snakes and ladders and dominoes.
The /er/ sound can be spelt as “er”, “ir” or “ur”
“ow” as “oa” and “ou”
“ow” can make two sounds. The “oa” sound, as in yellow, and the “ou” sound, as in owl.
If one way doesn’t work, try the other!
shout, south, mouse, flour
town, brown, owl, flower
“ie”, “y”, “i-e”, “igh” as “ie”
“ie” can be written in a number of different ways!
pie, lie, tie, die
line, time, drive, slide
my, shy, try, sky
light, night, sight, fight
We had a very busy week in school!!
We spring cleaned the yard and the field, the Easter Bunny came to visit and we painted prize ducks being fed during the 1916 Rising. Then we listened to the musicians, we danced the shoemaker dance and listened to the proclamation being read out. Today we are so excited to be walking in the St. Patrick’s Day parade.
We are all good friends!
We love playing! Every day we play for 1 hour! We plan our play by getting into a huddle. Then we play and finally we review our play. We write down what where we played and what we liked.
This week we are learning about all the different ways to describe how to position something. You can practise this at home by setting the table in the correct position.
All about time
We are learning all about the different times of the day (morning, afternoon, evening and night time) and how to read a clock in one hour intervals.
The children really enjoyed singing the first part of these songs and playing the game.
We are learning about the magic e. We know that there are 5 vowels and that they can be short or long.
(short= a,e,i,o,u long=ae,ee,ie,oe,ue)
When a word has more than one vowel, the “magic” from the second vowel can sometimes hop back over one letter and change the first short vowel into a long vowel. The magic can only hop back over one consonant letter.
Here are some fun songs to sing along to as we learn all about the number 9!
Our Solar System
The British astronaut, Tim Peake has inpsired our interest in the solar system. So far we have learned the names of the planets, that the earth goes around the sun and that the moon goes around the earth. These songs are full of information and they are helping us to learn some cool facts about the planets, the sun and the earth’s moon. Have fun watching them at home!
We really enjoyed watching a rocket launch sequence and watching Tim Peake in the International Space Station.