Here is some work for the boys to complete at home this week.
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Good morning all,
I hope you are all keeping well during these difficult times. Minimising stress is absolutely vital in a time like this for mental health so please don’t let this work be something that stresses you.
This is a scary time for us all. I’m sure the boys have lots of questions. This is a fantastic resource that you may find useful to explain the coronavirus to the boys. https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
These are just suggestions and ideas so please don’t feel under pressure to complete it all. The one thing that I will ask you to continue with the boys is revising their sounds/digraphs (5-10 minutes a day). You would be amazed with how quickly they can forget these!
The boys were given a pack last Thursday which included ‘The Lost Ball’ reader, activities based on their reader and some number formation worksheets.
The boys should all have a copy of their sounds, digraphs and tricky words in their homework folders.
Please continue to revise the sounds/digraphs with the boys regularly, using the yellow sounds in their pack. It is important for the boys to regularly practice their letter formation too.
The team at cjfallon have made their online content accessible to parents. Their sounds like phonics digital interactives are very useful. https://www.cjfallon.ie/
Examples of words to practice:
CVC words – words beginning and ending in a consonant with a vowel in the middle. E.g cat, mat, bed, big, dog……..
The boys will also need to keep practicing their tricky words to prepare them for their book ‘The Lost Ball’.
Fun, practical learning activities to encourage literacy development at home
This is a link to a fun alphabet hunt that can be done at home. Colour each hunt that you complete.
Letter Hunt - get out the magazines, flyers, supermarket brochures and the scissors and get chopping! Pick a different letter or sight word each day and have your child hunt for & cut out all the target letter or words they can find. Create a collage on a page. Find the letters in their name! Create a name collage. This is great for letter revision, familiarisation with different fonts and environmental print.
Don’t forget the importance of reading at home, reading to your child and your child reading to you. Borrowbox is a fantastic app where you can borrow audiobooks and e-books from your local library.
Before we left, we were working on The Gingerbread Man. There is an e-book and some fantastic resources available on Twinkl
Our Aistear theme for the month is ‘The Mechanic’. We had started going through all of the vocabulary associated with the mechanic. It might be an idea to go through some of the vocabulary with the boys on Twinkl and maybe they could colour some pictures.
The boys have been working on their number Five. There are fantastic online games that can be done with the boys. The boys will be familiar with this website.
The boys can continue working on their number formation. These are the number formation rhymes that help the boys to form their letters.
1= A downward stroke, my that’s fun, now I’ve made the number one.
2= Half a heart says ‘I love you’. Add a line. Now I’ve made the number two.
3= Around the tree, around the tree, now I’ve made the number 3.
4= Down and across and down once more, now I’ve made the number four.
5= Draw the hat, the back and the belly. It’s a five. Watch out, it might come alive!
It is so important that we all remain active during this time.
Getting outdoors, while obeying social distancing, is so important.
GoNoodle has so many activities to get children up and moving.
The Body Coach is doing live workouts Monday – Friday at 9am live on his youtube channel.
Cosmic Kids Yoga is excellent too for some relaxing exercises,
Educational child-friendly programmes- Netflix
Apps that I would Recommend:
Once again, stay safe and well and I hope to see you all very soon!!
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