Good morning everyone! Some of you may have noticed that we have maxed out our Go Noodle champ! Blob Ross made his final level up on Friday. As we couldn't cast our votes in class, I selected the champ who received the second highest number of votes in our last count in early March. So let's get Penny Gee moving!

Morning meeting

Use this morning warm up Go Noodle - The llama song  to get those minds and bodies moving!


On Tuesday and Thursday morning we engage in a few minutes of mindfulness, where we focus on breathing and stretching. 

Stir up a Focus potion



We are continuing to explore the theme of television this week. Please watch the lesson An teilifís

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

   - 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



Complete the following physical counting exercises. The students must count out loud as they move.

- 10 Jumping jacks

- Skipping for 15

- 6 hula hoops in one direction and 6 hula hoops in the other (hip circles)

- Hoping on your right foot for 5

- Hoping on your left foot for 5

- Hit the sky above your head for 20

- Crouch down on your hunkers and count backwards from 10 to 1 and jump up at *BLAST OFF*


Junior infants worksheet:  


 1. Find the 'Count' maths worksheet.                     2. Count the total number of each animal.  

                                                                                     Circle each animal as you count.  



3. Record the total number of each.  


Senior infants worksheet:


1. Find the 'Count up' maths worksheet.             2. Count the number of counters or use 

                                                                                your fingers



3. Record the total for each addition sum.                                                                                    


 FRUIT BREAK - Grab some fruit and take a break.



Junior infants :

Please watch yesterday's phonics lesson.

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

Listen to the jolly phonics song for /qu/ at 10:28 and practice the actions for the /qu/ sound by making a duck's beak using your two hands and say "qu, qu, qu".  



 Junior infants worksheet:


1. Find the /qu/ handwriting worksheet.           2. An adult should write at least two words     

    Ask your child to trace the sound                     for each of the three sounds on the back 

    using their finger and in the air                        of the sheet for the student to copy. 

    using "magic ink". 

    Then trace the letters using a pencil. 


Senior infants:

Watch Magic e in action! 

Please watch yesterday's phonic lesson

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


Senior infants worksheet:


 1. Find the /u_e/ matching worksheet.              2. Read each word aloud and colour the 

                                                                               corresponding picture. 

                                                                               Remember magic e gives all its power to 

                                                                               to make the vowel say its name. He is then 

                                                                               too weak to say anything so he becomes silent. 



Tricky words 

Junior infants: 

-Teach new 'What' and 'When'

- Revise all the blue tricky words so far by playing 'Go fish'

Senior infants:

- Practice reading and writing your first second set of tricky word balls. 




Junior infants:

- Begin reading Top dog and revise it until Wednesday.

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

Senior infants group 1: 

- Begin reading your first reader Christmas Adventure  and revise it throughout the week.

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

Senior infants group 2:

- Begin reading your first reader Painting the loft and revise it until Wednesday 

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


  LUNCH - Eat some lunch and exercise outside. 


Rhyme Time (Work pack B) 

Rhyming words have the same end or final sound. Emphasise the end sound of each word as you read it e.g. bAT, pEG, sAT. 

Practise this skill using the Rhyming pairs game



 1.  Find the seventh rhyming worksheet in         2. If you have small scissors you can assist  

      work pack B.                                                      your child with cutting out the pictures

                                                                                  Otherwise you can cut the table out for 




3. Match the pictures into rhyming pairs.

    Secure each using glue, sellotape or

    blue tack. 



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