Junior Infants

Junior Infants

Junior Infants teacher 2019/20:Eilise Dunne

Hello everyone,
I hope everyone is well and enjoying spending some time
together. The most important thing at the moment is that we
all stay safe and look after each other.
I have typed up a few ideas for the children below. There is
no pressure to complete any of it, just do your best and if you
are looking for ideas, you can use these.
Once the children are having fun, getting lots of fresh air and
getting a chance to help out around the house, then you are all
doing a great job.
Hopefully will see you all soon,

Junior Infants: Activities to do each day (Mon to Fri)
 Read a book every day (either one at home or online-
there are some available on oxfordowl.co.uk)
 Revise letters/words in folder every day
 Make 5 words every day using the letters in your folder
e.g. you call out cat and they have to put down the
letters c,a,t in order.
 One page of small maths book in folder every day
 Choose one activity from the lists below to complete
each day
Ms. Dunne.

These are some possible games to play/activities to do with your
children:
English/ language/ memory games
-Eye spy: children find things of a certain colour/ that begin with a certain
letter sound
-‘My granny went to France’ game: it’s a memory game where the first person
says ‘My granny went to France and she brought me back a teddy.’ Then the
next has to say ‘My granny went to France and she brought me back a teddy
and a ball’ etc. and the aim is to remember as many things as possible.
-Odd one out online activity
http://www.literactive.com/Download/work_files/Pre_Plan_Anticipation_US
_03.pdf
-animal snap online activity
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Animal_Snap
_US.swf
-spot the difference game
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Spot_The_D
ifference_US.swf
-Put out 5 objects and ask the child to show you the thing that starts with
the letter B etc. You can also get the children to close their eyes and you
remove one object. They have to remember which object was removed. You
could make this more difficult by adding more objects.
--alphabet ordering game online
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/alphabet_pos
ter_US.swf
-letter sound game online

http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Alphabet_A
wareness_US.swf
-Play a memory game with letters/sight words-put 5 words on the table and
the child closes eyes. You take one away and they have to tell you which one.
-sight word games online
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Pop_Up_Toa
ster_US.swf
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Memory_Blo
cks_US.swf
-practice writing a few of their words/letters
-letter formation online
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/letter_form
ation_US.swf
-write simple words e.g. cat, van, car, man and they draw a picture of it.
-CVC spelling game online
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/See_Saw_Sp
eller_US.swf
-initial sounds games online
http://www.literactive.com/Download/stories.asp?cat=44
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Weighing_Sc
ales_US.swf
-beginning and final sounds game online
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Garden_Bugs
_US.swf
-retell a story in the correct order/drawing pictures for a story.
-make up their own story and write it together/illustrate it.

-play rhyming games, for example ‘I’m thinking of a word and it rhymes with
cat…yes, it was hat’ OR ‘ do these two words rhyme, DOG, DOT….no they
don’t rhyme’ or any other games you want to play.
-rhyming games online
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/Sandpit_Tru
cks_US.swf
http://www.literactive.com/Download/live.asp?swf=story_files/washing_line
_rhyme_US.swf

Maths/number
-Make sets of toys/food etc. and count them. Write the correct numeral for
these sets.
-Put out a number of pictures/objects, the child closes their eyes and you
take some away. You can then ask them how many were taken away and how
many are left
-Do a shape hunt in your house taking photos or listing 2D shapes (square,
rectangle, circle, triangle) and 3D shapes (sphere, cylinder, cube, cuboid,
cone) that you find.
-Add sets, using pasta shapes or grapes or whatever is handy. Get the child
to put 2 in one cup, 3 in the other and when the pour them into a bowl, ask
how many are there altogether? Encourage the children to try lots of
different sums.
-Practice any number rhymes you know, for example, ‘1,2 buckle my shoe…’ or
‘1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive’. Or you could make up your own.
-Games like ‘what time is it Mr. Wolf’ and hopscotch help with number
-Sort toys/food etc. based on different criteria e.g. these are all wooden
toys and these are plastic/ these are all types of fruit and these are all
types of vegetables etc.

-weigh different objects using a weighing scales if you have one or if not,
just by feeling the object, and estimate which is heavier or lighter
-trace number on the child’s hand or back and they have to tell you which
number it is.
-‘sound of number’ game: Child closes their eyes and you drop some objects
into a bowl/onto a tray and they children have to count how many things they
hear dropping. They can then open their eyes and see if they were correct.
-other online maths games and ideas available at
https://www.themathsfactor.com/ (free registration at the moment)
-There are lots of maths vidoes on youtube (e.g. numberblocks and
numberjacks episodes).

Fine motor/other activities
-cutting/gluing activities/making art out of recycled materials
-writing their name
-draw a picture
-colour/paint a picture
-tracing pictures
-play dough activities
-planting in garden
-baking/ cooking with a parent

P.E./movement
-youtube.com has ‘P.E. with Joe’ videos
- http://family.gonoodle.com/ has good ideas to keep kids moving

These are some website ideas to get ideas/games/worksheets from:

 https://www.twinkl.ie
Brilliant resources for lots of different topics. Usually it costs to join but
they are providing free resources for parents at the moment.
 https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Lots of e books to read here, grouped by age and ability
 FOLENS EBOOKS
To lend a helping hand to schools and parents over the coming weeks Folens
are also giving access to all their digital resources and eBooks on
FolensOnline.ie.
Parents, students and teachers can follow the steps below to get access:
1. Go to Folensie and click register
2. Select Teacher
3. Fill in a username, email and password
4. For Roll Number use the code: Prim20
 https://educateplus.ie/homestudy
Home Study page with free access for both primary and post primary
students/teachers/parents.
 iamanartist.ie
Great art/craft ideas
 ixl.ie
Lots of worksheets and questions to answer, based on age and topic
 theschoolhub.ie
You can sign up for a free trial and there are lots of activities here

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