Naí Bheaga/Junior Infants

Níl ann anseo ach moltaí. Tá tuilleadh oibre anseo.  Ná bíodh faoi bhrú leis an obair seo a leanas agus is suas duitse atá sé í a athrú do riachtanas do pháiste.  Tá neart oibre abhaile le na páistí: níl aon bhrú na leabhráin uilig a bheith críochnaithe.

This is a suggested approach to the work sent home in the folder: there is a surplus of work. Please feel free to adapt to what best suits your child and their learning style/ needs. There is no pressure for every single page to be completed: we wanted to ensure the children were challenged appropriately for the few days ahead. What has been sent home is revision work to support all we have learned so far

  • We strongly suggest practicing all those fine motor skills with cutting exercises ( scrap paper is great!), jigsaws, lego, play dough etc…
  • Singing nursery rhymes/ story time
  • When practising letters/ numbers using a multi-sensory approach is always fun:  writing in the air/ with different writing materials / on a partner’s back/ on their own hand/ in rice/ sand etc…

Aoine 27/3/2020
 Colour the letter h when you see him
 Match the pictures that have the sound /h/ : humptaí (dumptaí), hata, há há há:
encourage giving more words that begin with the sound
 Match the picture to the correct letter or vice versa
 Practice writing the letter h
 Write the letter h to show what sound each picture starts with
 Match the pictures that start with /h/ to the letter

(caora/ doras and stól do not belong)
 Look at the pictures: circle the picture that begins with the sound shown: try saying each word: and emphasise the initial sound. Colour when completed 
 Measúnú 1: How many spots on the ladybirds? How many t shirts on the line? How many fish? Solve the problem: 10 bunnies in a hat: 4 hopped away… how
many left?

Brón orm/Apologies! Work for Wednesday did not upload, I don’t think! No need to rush doing two days in one .Thanks for your patience! M.Áine

Wednesday 25/3/2020
 p.25 Write the letter d for the pictures that begin with that sound
 p.26: practise writing d / p.27 fill in the blanks and complete the words. Colourthe pictures.
 p.28 Match the pictures that start with /d/ and colour. (Cupán) does not belong

 Aimsigh na ciorcail : count the circles in each picture and write the numeral in the box.
 Aimsigh na cearnóga: count the squares in each picture and write the numeral in the box.
The next set of work begins with a page with numbers 0-5 with the title “Scríobh”
p. 92
 Revise writing the numbers: zero is written like the letter O which we have covered ( we will be doing the concept of zero when we return!)
 p.95 Ciorclaigh: read the number, circle the correct amount and colour that amount
Thursday 26/3/2020
 Mo leathanach gorm: colour the shapes blue. Maybe the children can identify the shapes or go on a shape hunt around the home?
 Dronuilleog: Spot the rectangles and colour them red: complete the picture 
 Lán agus Folamh: this is a great chance for hands on maths and using real lifematerials ( water/ rice/ pasta/ beads etc…) to fill containers and discuss full, nearly full, half full, half empty, nearly empty and empty
 (lán, beagnach lán, leathlán/ leathfolamh, beagnach folamh, folamh) Children can colour the pictures.
 Patrún: complete the patterns: as mentioned previous this is a fun piece of maths to use in real life and perhaps finding real life objects to create patterns/ colouring using patterns?
 Na bréagáin is fearr liom : match the toys to their shape

 Practise the number 5 ( this is our most recent number and we are working really hard at it!) Colour the pictures. Also revise writing all numbers on the next page ( feel free to make sets of these numbers and maybe draw some
pictures to show how many)
 Fónaic /h/ ( síos/ suas agus timpeall , down, up and around: remember he is a
little taller than an N/ n)

Tuesday 24/3/2020
 Practise writing the numbers 1-5. We are trying hard to write them the correct way: making sure they are a good size, facing the correct way. Colour the pictures
 Colour by numbers: dearg (red), buí ( yellow), glas (green) gorm (blue) donn (brown)
 Fónaic /d/: the letter d ( around, up and down, timpeall, suas agus síos) like other letters, practise writing it in the air/ on their hand/ on the back/ in rice/paint or hair gel in a ziplock bag).

 P. 21 is colouring the letter d when they spy it. Can it be seen in the environment?
 p.22 match the pictures that start with the sound /d/ : damhsa (dancing), dó (two), doras (door), dubh (black)… colour the pictures.
 p. 23/24/ Match the letter to the picture/ match the picture to the sound.
Select the correct letter for the beginning sound.

Luan 23/3/2020
Mata: p. 12 ( page with ladybirds) : add one spot to each ladybird and count how many altogether,write the number in the box
 p. 23 “Cé mhead?” Count how many birds are in each box and write the number in the box – please ignore the next page as the photocopy has blurred 
 Meaitseáil: p.56/57 match the sets with the same amount and colour the pictures.
 Aimsir: look at the weather: maybe you could keep a weather diary while we are
off as a fun idea?  The last page in the booklet is around this page: Talk about the weather : grianmhar/ ag cur báistí / scamallach ( sunny/ rainy/ cloudy)
match the items you would need for these types of weather.

(Come Outside: Windy Day)

(Come Outside : Rainy Day) (Sesame Street)
Next bundle of work should begin approx.: Cruth na Cearnóige
 Cearnóg: spot the squares and colour them red: complete the rest of the picture
 Beag agus Mór: maybe try and sort things that are big and small: complete the
worksheet: colour the big squares red and the small squares yellow

Aoine 20/3/2020
 Uimhir 4: Activities as suggested above ^- note we write the number four with straight line down/ across/ and another… ( síos, trasna, agus tabhair srón do!
(give them a nose!)
 (p. 40) Fónaic /g/ – match the pictures that make the /g/ sound, practice writing the letter g, we sometimes use rainbow writing, this is when we write the letter lots of times using different colours!
 Foclóir/ Vocab you may encounter: gunna/ gliún/ girse/ ag gáire/ garda/ gairdín/gúna
 (p41/42) Match the picture with the sound/ letter or matching the letter/sound with the picture. Colour any pictures 

 Fónaic /g/ : p43 write the letter /g/ under the pictures, say the word, colour the pictures.
 P44 practise writing the letter g
 P.45 fill in the blanks to complete the words ( foclóir given above) , colour the pictures
 p.46 colour the pictures that start with /g/ ( féiliceán/ butterfly does not )
 Connect the dashes and follow the lines- make sure you stay on the lines/ fan ar na líntí! 

  • Déardaoin 19/3/2020
  •  Litir C: dul siar: say the words ( cócó/ císte/ seilide/ gé/ carr/ cnoc/
  • coinín/). Colour the pictures that have the /C/ sound.
  •  Mata: p.8 Count the spots and write the numeral.
  •  Mata p.9 Match the clowns to their hats…how many more hats are there?
  •  Tracing patterns: carefully write on the lines, be sure to keep them neat 
  •  Mata lch 18/19: Match the items to their set. Colour them in .
  •  Booklet ends approx. “Mo leathanach buí”: as per mo leathanach dearg.
  • The next set of work starts approx. with the page Ainmhithe Allta (Wild animals)
  •  Spot the odd one out between the eilifint/ sioraf/ leon/ caora and colour the pictures
  •  The next page is an invitation to draw their favourite wild animal! Maybe they could practice writing the name of the animal ( if needed they could trace over)
  •  Mata: Uimhir 3: Similar to the other number work, make sets of 3 with objects that can be found- maybe revise ways of making 3? ( 2/1, 1/2) .
  • Write the number 3 and colour the pictures

Céadaoin 18/3/2020

Pages should be found in the booklet with “ Mo leathanach dearg”

  • Revise the colour dearg: perhaps go on a colour hunt? Colour the page
  • Patrúin/ Patterns: complete the pattern on the page: maybe try and use real objects to make a pattern? Colour the vegetables
  • Revise number 1 (uimhir a hAon): practise making groups of one, spy the number in the environment? Write the number 1 and colour the pictures.  We use a straight line down for the number 1 J
  • Revise number 2: same activities as above: making groups with objects (cutlery? Socks? Shoes? Hands?) Write the number and colour the pictures. ( Tosaigh ar an spota, timpeall, síos agus trasna)

Fónaic/ Phonics: The letter C


  • The letter is called C: practise the formation : we like to write with crayons a few times over it.  Maybe they can sing the song? Think of vocabulary that begins with the sound and try and spot it in the environment/ books.
  • Colour the letter C when you spot it in the grid (p.12)
  • Look at the pictures: vocabulary is in Irish. Match the words that have the /c/ sound to the letter.
  • Match the picture to the correct letter or the letter to the correct picture ( all based on /C/ sound. (p. 14: cupán)
  • p.16 Write the sound/letter C: (caipín/ carr/ císte/ cnoc), write the letter under the picture: can they say the word?
  • p.17/p.18: scríobh C, be careful to stay on the lines when tracing. Write /C/ under the pictures ( cat/ carr/ caca/cócó)