Morning meeting

Maidin mhaith gach duine!

I hope you all had a lovely St Patrick's day. If you didn't get a chance to look at yesterday daily learning plan, don't worry! :) The only activity that I want the pupils to catch up on is their maths work. I have included yesterday's maths work below.

We begin every school day with a morning meeting, much like a company or firm where we share important news and updates, revise previous learning and get ideas flowing!


Revise the days of the week  and the months of the year.


 "How many days are in one week"

 "If yesterday was Tuesday, what day is it today?"

 "We are in the month of March, what month comes after March?"

 "What month is your birthday in?"


Use this morning warm up GoNoodle - Raise the roof 2019 to get those minds and bodies moving!





Follow the link to access the Luascartaí. Practice the vocabulary by clicking the flashcard and displaying the picture at least twice. 

   - Students should repeat each term as it is introduced. 

   - Students and parents should assign a simple action to each word.

   - Play the matching game by clicking the 'match' icon in the left hand column


Pack a suitcase. Tell your child which items to pack. Then let your child tell you which items to pack. 




Follow the link to practise counting in tens. 

Today's maths task involves sorting your sock drawer or the household collection of odd socks!

We have done lots of sorting in class with a variety of objects. 

Ask the pupils for possible criteria by which they could sort the socks e.g. by colour, by texture, those with spots and those without etc.

Encourage pupils to consider which group has more or less socks. Count each group. 


Socks with stripes and those without.           Patterned socks and plain socks. 


 Short socks and long socks.


If you didn't get a chance to complete yesterday maths work, please do the worksheets highlighted below.

If you have already completed these, you can move on to today's phonics lesson :) 


Junior infants worksheet:

Number formation rhymes : 

  Number 1 "Stand up tall so it won't fall".

  Number 2 "Back and long like a swan".

  Number 3 "Curl for you, curl for me".



 1. Find the 'Write' maths worksheet        2. Trace each number using a                 3. Colour the pictures. 

     Revise the rhymes for forming            pencil. 

     numbers 1, 2 and 3.  

     Practise tracing these in the air

     and on the table. 


Senior infants group 1 and group 2 worksheet

Use this Ten frame to help you with your worksheet. 


               4 + __ = 9                                        4 + 5 = 9 



1. Find the 'Combining worksheet'         2. Draw the apples and write the 

    Use the ten frame link to figure              missing number. 

    out how many more apples you 

    must add to 4 apples to have 

    9 apples altogether. 



3. Use the ten frame for every sum.        4. Colour

    Draw the apples and write the 

    missing numbers. 


 FRUIT BREAK - Grab some fruit and take a break.



Revise your sounds using the following Phonics bloom flashcards game. An adult must click to indicate a right or wrong answer. 

Please watch today's phonic lesson

Pause the video at various points to seek answers or a response from your child. Each student should practice reading the 'oa' words in the video. 


Junior infants worksheet:


1. Find the 'oa' worksheet.                                    2. Colour in the 'oa' sounds. Read each word.


3. Draw and colour a picture for each                4. An adult should write additional 'oa' words on the 

    word.                                                                  back of the sheet for the student to copy. 



Senior infants have been split into group 1 and group 2 and have received different worksheets as a result. 

Senior infants worksheet group 1:


1. Find the 'oa' brochure and read the story.               2. Read the story a second time. Colour a smiley face.

    Colour a smiley face.                                                  Highlight all the 'oa' sounds or words in the story.


3. Read the story a third time if you wish and           4. Write out all the 'oa' words that you found.

colour the final smiley face.  Answer the four

questions. Question number 4 asks for a noun.


 Senior infants group 2:


1. Find the 'oa' worksheet.                                    2. Colour in the 'oa' sounds. Read each word.


3. Draw and colour a picture for each                4. Write any more 'oa' words that you can think of 

     word.                                                                  on the back of the sheet. 


Tricky words 

Junior infants : Teach new 'So' and 'My'

Revise all the pink tricky words so far by playing a matching game. 


Senior infants :

Revise all your tricky word balls. 



Begin reading your first reader with your adult.

              - Junior infants should read a minimum of three pages a day.  

              - Senior infants should read a minimum of five pages a day.


Senior infants may start their second reader today. 


  LUNCH - Eat some lunch and exercise outside. 


Syllables (Work pack B)

Syllables are a units of sounds within words and are important for both reading and writing. 


For example:

The word "Button" has six individual sounds and if asked to spell the word your child may sound it out as follows /b/ /u/ /t/ /t/ /o/ /n/. 

The word "Button" however, only has two syllables but-ton


The word cat has three individual sounds and if asked to spell this world, your child may sound it out as follows

/c/ /a/ /t/.

The word "cat" however, only has one syllable cat.


Here is a video Strategies for syllables for counting syllables.

In class we use a "Head, shoulders, knees and toes " method.  

For example:  

The word "Butterfly" has three syllables Bu-ter-fly. 

"But" would be head ,"ter" would be shoulders and "fly" would be knees. How many movements or taps did you make? Three. So butterfly has three syllables.

Here is a website for checking the amount of syllables within a word



 1.  Find the first syllables worksheet in                    2. Circle or dot the correct number of syllables 

     work pack B.                                                     in each word. 

     Use your preferred strategy to decipher

    the correct amount of syllables in each




Thank you to those who have already shared feedback with me about learning from home. 

Please provide feedback on today's learning. Daily Parent Feedback

Parents and guardians can take pictures of the children's work and forward them to the  School email address . I will correct any work and provide feedback via the Aladdin App noticeboard.