Ms.Tolan's Senior Infants June 8th - 12th

Ms.Tolan's Senior Infants June 8th - 12th

Ms.Tolan's Senior Infants

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♥♥♥Hello everyone!!♥♥♥

We are slowly but surely getting back to normality this week with more restrictions being lifted! YAY!! ♥♥♥

I have received exceptional work last week once again! Well done to both the parents and kiddos who are obviously putting in such hard work at this time! Well done!!!




CJ Fallon Sounds Like Phonicshas a great website. You can find it at this link:

Choose the Sounds Like Phonics C book and go to Unit 1: The Aquarium

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Monday: Final sounds: -ck -ng Play all activities for -ng

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Tuesday: Final sounds: Revision

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Wednesday: Double consonants: -ll -ff first 4 activities

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Thursday: Double consonants: -ll -ff next 4 activities

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Friday: Double consonants: -ss -zz


Smart and Special Teaching: The Floss Rule for Spelling and Reading

  • There are super online games, videos and activities for children to practise their blending of sounds.
  • Every day I will give children a1) blending practice video and a 2) word blending online game.


  1. -ng ​words blending video :
  2. Forest phonics spelling / blending game – “ng” :

Tuesday :

  1. Revision of ending digraph sounds blending video : ​
  2. Forest phonics spelling / blending game – “ch” :


  1. -ll blending video :
  2. Double consonant penalty shootout :

Rules : Pick your player and then press “ kick off”. A sentence is given with a word missing , you must pick the word with the ending double consonant which makes sense. You must then try to score a goal!


  1. -ff and -ll blending video ( and -ss )​
  2. Wellington’s Double consonant game :


  1. -ll , -ff , -ss and -zz blending video :
  2. Help a Hedgehog , Phase 3 :


Reading every day/ night with your child is fundamental at this age in order to foster effective independent reading! 😊


An amazing site to avail of many free ebooks is: .

Just simply sign up with a username and password. Then pick an appropriate level book for your child from their library here : .

On that page there is a simple test you can complete with your child to see which level of books is most suitable for them. I would suggest starting with a book from age 4-5 or 5-6.

As an exclusive partner with Collins Big Cat, Folens have joined with Collins in offering free access to hundreds of book-banded readers during school closures.

Follow this link to access 330+ free Collins Big Cat eBooks and a selection of downloadable worksheets to use alongside the books at home

Follow the instructions (additional link redirects to Collins Connect) and login as a teacher.


Password: Parents20!

The books are grouped by colours with pink being the first level and lime being the last level. Start with a pink level book and if you feel it is too easy for your child, move up a level or two to find a suitable book. You can send me a message on ClassDojo or an email if you would like me to suggest a suitable level of books for your child.

It would be brilliant to try and ask children comprehension questions about the story / text. I have attached some comprehension questions that may be useful!...

Questions to ask your child when reading –

  1. Before reading the book:
  • Can you point to the title? or What is this? (pointing to the title)
  • What do you think this story will be about? What might happen in the story?
  • What do we call the writing on the back of the book? (Blurb) or What does the blurb tell us?
  1. During the reading of the book:
  • What is happening in the pictures?
  • What has happened so far? Is it what you expected to happen?
  • What might happen next? How do you think the story might end?
  • What sort of character is….? Is he/she friendly/ mean/ nice…?
  1. At the end of the book:
  • Did you like this book? Why? (Encourage children to develop their opinion about books by encouraging them to explain their reasons)
  • What was your favourite part? Why?
  • What was the most interesting/ exciting part of the book? Can you find it?
  • What sort of character was….?
  • Why did that character do … (give a situation/ event from the story)?
  • What happened in the story?

Some other ideas include:

  • get your children to retell the story in their own words, sequence events in the story e.g. First, the mouse talked to the fox; Then, the mouse met the owl in his treetop house etc; draw and talk about their favourite character or create an alternative ending to the story

Dolch Words


Dolch or sight words are words that are the most common words in the English language. Therefore, it is important for children to be thoroughly aware of these words for more fluid reading.

We asking asking parents to work on 5 each day with your child:

  1. Monday: tell, much, keep, give, work
  2. Tuesday: first, try, new, must, start
  3. Wednesday:black, white, ten, does, bring
  4. Thursday: goes, write, always, drink, once
  5. Friday: Revision of all list 8 dolch words.

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Sight word practise:


For handwriting this week, the children can work on the ‘Zigzag Monster Letters. For this week they can practice all the zigzag monster letters : v w x z.

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Here is a link to some handwriting worksheets Handwriting Worksheets 8-12 June.pdf

There are 5 worksheets, the children can do one each day. If you do not have access to a printer, they can practice a letter per day on a page. The following site shows a demonstration of how to form each letter Click on the letter your child is practicing and the aeroplane will show you how to write the letter.



In their Spellbound book the children can complete Week 31 pages 64 and 65.

  1. Monday : Exercise 1 - pg 64
  2. Tuesday : Exercise 2 - pg 64
  3. Wednesday : Exercise 3 - pg 65
  4. Thursday : Exercise 4 - pg 65
  5. Friday : Exercise 5 - pg 65 and spelling test. (Back of book on Week 31)

The spellings for this week are:

bee, see, meet, feet, deep, keep, beep, feed, seed, need.

Ask your child to think of a sentence for each word. You can also write out the list of spellings for your child and ask them to look, say, cover, write and check each day as they are used to doing for their homework. There is a section at the back of the Spellbound book for your child to complete their weekly spelling test on Friday, they should be on Week 31.



Every day in school we practice counting forwards and backwards to 20. Keep this up at home with your child.

  • Count forwards from 1-20 and backwards from 20-1. Ask your child to stand up and sit down for each number, touch their head then their shoulders for each number or shoulders and knees. They should be used to doing this as we do it every day in school!
  • Pick a different number to start and end each time. For example: start at 8 and count forwards to 18. Start at 15 and count backwards to 4. Keep the starting and ending numbers between 1 and 20.
  • Number sequence: Parent says two numbers and the child says the next number. For example: 12, 13, ? 7, 6, ?

For maths this week we are doing some more work on addition up to 10 and Money!

  1. Monday: Count and Add
  2. Tuesday: Adding 3 digits
  3. Wednesday: Addition of 3 digits
  4. Thursday: Add Up To 10
  5. Friday: Match the Coins


If your child has their Cracking Maths book at home they can do pages 127-131 this week.


Monday: page 127


Tuesday: page 128


Wednesday: page 129


Thursday: page 130


Friday: page 131

Gaeilge - Irish

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Bua na Cainte is the interactive programme we use to teach Gaeilge in the classroom.

During the school closures, Edco has offered free access to Bua na Cainte for parents, however you will need a computer or laptop to install the software.

To access this excellent resource, do the following:

Go to

    1. Click on the folder that matches the device you are installing it onto – mac or PC.
    2. Choose Senior Infants and click on the setup icon to install it on your device. It takes about 15 minutes to install.
    3. Once it is installed, you can open up the programme and enter the login details

Password: trial Username: trial

The children are very familiar with the characters and the layout so they should be able to navigate through it to find stories, lessons, games and songs.

If you have downloaded and installed Bua na Cainte on your computer you can access the following Irish lessons. If not, you can still teach the vocabulary and play some word games!

This week we are working on the theme Siopadóireacht (Shopping).

  1. Monday: Ceacht 4 (Lesson 4) Click on the yellow speech bubble to watch a video and then click on the grey game controller for some games.
  2. Tuesday: Ceacht 5 (Lesson 5) Click on the yellow speech bubble to watch 2 videos (Comhrá 5.1 and Comhrá 5.2), and then click on the grey game controller for some games.
  3. Wednesday: Ceacht 6 (Lesson 6) Click on the yellow speech bubble to watch a video and then click on the grey game controller for some games.
  4. Thursday: Ceacht 7 (Lesson 7) Click on the yellow speech bubble to watch a video, click on the green music note for a song and then click on the grey game controller for some games.
  5. Friday: Ceacht 8 (Lesson 8) Click on the yellow speech bubble to watch a video and then click on the grey game controller for some games.

The new words for this theme are:

  • Liathróid (lee-ah-rode) ball
  • Cluiche (clih-hah) game
  • Scútar (skoo-tar) scooter
  • Leabhar (loww-ur) book
  • Capall (cop-ull) horse
  • Bád (bawd) boat
  • Tralaí (trolley) trolley
  • Bosca (bus-kah) box
  • Mála (maw-lah) bag
  • Cófra (coh-frah) cupboard/wardrobe
  • Lán (lawn) full
  • Folamh (full-uv) empty
  • Airgead (arr-ah-gid) money
  • Ag siopadóireacht (egg shup-ah-dore-ockt) shopping
  • Ag ceannach (egg cyann-ock) buying
  • Ag marcaíocht (egg mar-key-ockt) horse riding
  • Ag imirt peile (egg im-urt pell-ah) playing football
  • Ag léamh (egg lay-uv) reading
  • Ag canadh (egg con-ah) singing
  • Ag damhsa (egg dow-sah) dancing
  • Ag seinm ceoil (egg shen-im key-ohl) playing music
  • Ag díol (egg deal) selling


Tips :

  • It would be great to print the flashcards out if you can, or write these words (with pictures if you can) on paper / card and play some simple games in order to help the children remember the words.
  • You could play a scavenger hunt with the flash cards and get them to go find it e.g. "Ba mhaith liom ..." (I would like...) and they must go find it
  • Playing memory games with the flashcards are great too. Lay out 3 or 4 of the cards, let them memorise where they are, close their eyes and take away one. Ask “Cad atá imithe?”Cod a-taw im-ee-ha? (What is missing?) They must remember the missing word and answer “Tá ________ imithe!” Ask them to challenge you too!
  • You could print or make 2 sets of the cards and play ‘Pairs’ with your child. Lay the cards out upside down. Turn a card over and say the word on it, turn another card over and say the word. If the 2 cards match you can keep them. If they don’t match, the cards are turned upside down again and it’s the next player’s turn. The trick is to remember which cards are where. The person with the most matching pairs at the end of the game wins.

You can play a guessing game with the flashcards. Hide a flashcard behind your back and get your child to guess what it is by asking “An __________ é? On _______ ay? If they are correct you can answer “Sea” Sh-ah , if they do not guess correctly you can answer “Ní hea” nee hah. You can also let your child hide the flashcard while you guess what it is!


This week we are learning all about Earthworms and Minibeasts!

EYFS: Listen and Play - Minibeasts - BBC Teach

The Earthworm

Informational Videos about worms:

Powerpoint :Wriggly Worms Powerpoint.pptx

Make a Worm Hotel : Make Your Own Worm Hotel.pdf

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Additional Worksheets :

Outdoors Explorers Journal worms.pdf - Draw a picture of the worm you saw outside in the soil

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Informational Videos about Minibeasts:

Minibeast Powerpoint

Minibeasts Photo Powerpoint.ppt

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Songs about Minibeasts :

Activity :

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Go for a Minibeast Nature walk and tick off the minibeasts you see along the way

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Big Book to support learning of Minibeasts : The Cautious Caterpillar

The Cautious Caterpillar – Twinkl Educational Publishing

Read aloud video :

What Am I Guessing Game Powerpoint

The Cautious Caterpillar What Am I Powerpoint.ppt

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Additonal Worksheets :

Minibeast habitat matching worksheet : Minibeasts and Their Habitats Worksheet.pdf


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Choose from any of these arts and crafts options :

Drawing :

Painting / Printing :

Potato Stamp Lady bugs:

Symmetrical Butterfly craft :


Handprint Bumble bee :

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Bug painted rocks :


Construction :

Easy peg dragonflies :


Toilet roll butterflies :


Egg carton caterpillars :




  1. Monday :Joe Wicks Live @ 9:00
  2. Tuesday :Cosmic Kids – Pokemon:
  3. Wednesday : Go Noodle –Indoor Recess 4 :
  4. Thursday : 10@10 , Episode 7 :
  5. Friday :Joe Wicks Live @ 9:00



Out of the Ark have provided free access to their website during school closures. You can find it at this link This week we are going to try some songs from the 'Sing In Every Subject’section of the website

  1. Monday: Recycle It!
  2. Tuesday: Living And Learning
  3. Wednesday: I've Got A Cardboard Box
  4. Thursday: Eat Your Greens
  5. Friday: The Planets

Here is a sample daily timetable to give some structure to your day. Please note this is just a sample and does not have to be followed!




Handwriting and Spellbound




Phonics activities


Snack and break time (go outside or GoNoodle/Cosmic Yoga)


Sight Word Activities/Dolch Words




Maths games, counting and worksheets






Art, Play- lego, jigsaws, playdough, colouring etc.


School finished

Please Note :

  • **If your child works with Doherty, Ms. Staunton, Ms. Hanrahan, Ms. Lindon, Ms. O’Rourke or Ms. DeForge please check their page on the website for more home learning activities for your child**
  • Extra activities and challenges will be posted on our Class Dojo page so make sure to have a look there too! If you would like to send me a picture of your child's work you can upload it to their portfolio or send it in a message to me and I will look at it.
  • Again there is no pressure to get all of the work documented done but every little helps!

If you have any questions at all please do send me a message and I will answer as swiftly as I can!

My email is : 😊 or message me on Class Dojo!

Keep up the great work, stay safe and happy!

My kindest regards:

Ms.Tolan 😊


13 2021
School Closed
22 2021
Christmas Holidays
24 2022
February Midterm
08 2022
Easter Holidays
02 2022
May Bank Holiday
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