Home Learning

Each week you will find work to do with your children. I will also include some websites, links to activities and other learning ideas. Check-in every Monday morning for a new schedule. We miss you all very much guys.
Home Learning

Week March 30th-April 3rd

Parents with questions, please email me at nadine.doherty@warrenmountprimary.com


Ms Doherty's Senior Infants: Phonics Group

This week's sounds:

Mon & Tues: V

Wed & Thurs: Y

Fri: revise both sounds

This weeks tricky words:


Preparation work for Parents

Daily lesson

1. Sound of the Day

2. Tricky Words

  • List 1: go, no, so, my, one, by, only
  • Introduce 2 words per day.
  • Speak the word, listen, identify sounds and write the word.
  • For each word ask what is the first/last sound.
  • Check out how to teach sight/tricky words here https://sightwords.com/sight-words/lessons/

Children can then practice their tricky words here: www.beadinosaur.com

3. Words for Blending

Blending Games/Activities

List for the week, practice all the words everyday.

Jolly Phonics

Words for blending and segmenting.

Set 1:

sat tap tin pan nap sap tip pat

pin nip sip tan pit nit ant

Blending is a phonics skill: look at the letters, say the sounds and hear the words.

  • Emphasis on the first letter, first sound needs to be louder than the others.
  • Parent writes words on the board. Children say the sounds and listen for/say the word.
  • Encourage your child to blend the sounds together. Don't let them guess the word, ensure they sound it out!

Ms Doherty's Maths Crew

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Week March 30th-April 3rd

To the best crew for counting here are your activities for this week. Practice for 30mins everyday. I hope you are all safe and well, remember social distancing is so important. Make sure an adult helps you with your work everyday.

Counting: with a parent

  • Count forwards and backwards from 1-20
  • Pick a different number to start each time. For example: start at 6 and count forwards. Count at 17 and count backwards.
  • Number sequence: Parent says two numbers you say one. For example: 22,23,? 15,14, ?
  • Count in 10’s as far as 100. Like this: 10, 20, 30 now keep going! Practice forwards and backwards.

Practice your Maths Skills on Splashlearn, I have setup individual activities for each student. Parents can email me for your child's individual code for the individualised work I have set her.

  1. Go to www.splashlearn.com/login
  2. Select class
  3. Enter class code: DPQLDO
  4. Select your name and individual password/code

Practice your tables here www.themathsfactory.com this week we will do 2s: addition, subtraction and multiplication.

Ms Doherty's Guided Reading Group: 3rd Class


Hi Girls! I hope you are all safe and well and being very careful with social distancing if you are outside getting some fresh air. Each week I am going to post a link to a book you can read online, and another link to a Big Book being read online, you can sit back, listen and enjoy. I am going to set some activities to go with each book. Spend 15 minutes reading each day.

1. Go to www.oxfordowl.co.uk

2. click: classlogin

3. username: warrenmountthird

4. Password: bookworm

5. At the top of the page you will see: Quick book search.

6. In the search box, type in the name of the book you have been given for the week and press go. For example this week you will type in Stinky Street. Scroll down and Stinky Street will be on the book shelf

Now you are all set up to read the books I set for you each week.

Week March 30th-April 3rd

Oxford Reader Book: Stinky Street

Before Reading: Parents ask the following questions.

  1. What is the title of the book?
  2. Who is the author?
  3. Who is the illustrator?
  4. What does an author and illustrator do?
  5. Do you have any predictions? What is this book going to be about?
  6. Look at the inside cover. Complete the activities, answer the questions listed under: Before Reading

During reading. Now start reading! You can use the audio play button to help you with words you don't know. You can also use an online dictionary here https://kids.britannica.com/kids/browse/dictionary to look up any words you don't know.

Remember while you are reading to:

  • Stop at the end of each chapter and predict.
  • If you make a connection with self, the world or another book; Write it down!!
  • Self question and clarify: use your online dictionary

After Reading

Go to the inside front cover again and parents ask the questions and do the book quiz together!

Independent After Reading exercises: Get out your copy book readers, parents you can take a break!

Exercise 1 : Prefix and Suffix

We are going to practice finding prefixes and suffixes. Here is a quick explanation for each one.

  • A root word is a word that can stand on its own without prefixes or suffixes. Example: Happy
  • A prefix is a group of letters that is added to the beginning of a word. This makes a new word. For example, the prefix un- changes words so they mean the opposite. Example: unhappy
  • A suffix is a group of letters that is added to the end of a word. For example, the suffix –ness turns a word into a noun. Example: happiness.
  • Prefixes and suffixes can change meaning.
  • Root word= happy
  • Prefix= un= unhappy
  • Suffix= ness= happiness

Now find as many words as you can in Stinky Street with a prefix and a suffix!! Make a prefix list and a suffix list

Exercise 2: Book Review

  • Title of Book:
  • Author:
  • Illustrator:
  • Characters: Tell us about your favourite from the book.
  • Plot: What happened? Describe the beginning, middle and ending.
  • Favourite part:
  • Would you recommend this book and why/why not?

Exercise 3: Listen to some Big Books

Now relax and listen to some cool Big Books read by some famous and not so famous people!! If you have earphones put them in. Listen to how they change their tone when there are speech marks, pause at commas and full stops, exaggerate exclamation marks and all the other ways good readers make books interesting, just like you guys do when you read!!

Here are some titles you might like:

Pick one of the books you listened to and design a book cover.

30 2020
Government School Closure
Here are activities for all other subjects.
Here is some English activities to do this week.
Here is a list of activities you can do over the coming week.
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