Monday, 20 November 2017

Homework 20th - 24th November

Homework: 20th - 24th November

Monday: ‘h’ and 'r' worksheet 
1.     Practice the letter formation for ‘h’ using the short chant to help. Please form good habits early by using the correct pencil grip. Thanks!
2.     Colour the picture.
3.     Listen to and sing the Jolly Phonics ‘h’ song we learnt in school today. (Link below.) As you sing, practice the action for ‘h'.
  4. Learn to recognise our tricky word of the week ‘we’.  Revise over 'the', 'he', 'she', 'I', 'me'. (See homework helpers sheet – Tricky Words.)

Tuesday: My Sounds Booklet pg. 11 - ‘h’
Revise over all sounds learned so far - s, a, t, i, p, n, c, k, e.
1.     Practice writing ‘h’ at the top.
2.     Draw or stick in pictures from a magazine/ newspaper/ middle of the book that start with ‘h’ underneath.
3.     Sing the Jolly Phonics ‘h' song and do the action.
4.     Practice our tricky word of the week ‘we’Revise over 'the', 'he', 'she', 'I', 'me'. (See homework helpers sheet – Tricky Words)

Wednesday: ‘r’ worksheet 
1.     Practice the letter formation for ‘r’ using the short chant to help. Please form good habits early by using the correct pencil grip. Thanks!
2.     Colour the picture.
3.     Listen to and sing the Jolly Phonics 'r’ song we learnt in school today. (Link below) As you sing, practice the action for ‘e’.
4.     Keep practicing our tricky word of the week ‘we’Revise over 'the', 'he', 'she', 'I', 'me'. (See homework helpers sheet – Tricky Words)

Thursday: My Sounds Booklet pg. 12 - ‘r’
Revise over all sounds learned so far - s, a, t, i, p, n, c, k, e, h.
1.     Practice writing ‘r’ at the top.
2.     Draw or stick in pictures from a magazine/ newspaper that start with ‘r’ underneath.
3.     Sing the Jolly Phonics ‘r’ song and do the action.
4.     Tricky word of the week ‘we’Revise over 'the', 'he', 'she', 'I', 'me'. (See homework helpers sheet – Tricky Words.)

Monday, 13 November 2017

Homework 13th - 17th November

Homework: 13th - 17th November

***Tomorrow I will be sending home the children's Learn Together scrapbooks. These are a work in progress. Please have a look at your child's work, chat about it with them, and sign it beside the 'Parent Signature' stamp before returning it to school. This week I will also be sending home some loose worksheets and artwork the children have completed since starting Junior Infants. Please note that this is not the extent of the work we have completed in school. We do a lot of hands on activities, as well as learning through games/ play. We also have activity books in school which I'll send home at a later date.

Monday: ‘c’ and 'k' worksheet 
1.     Practice the letter formation for ‘c’ and 'k' using the short chant to help. Please form good habits early by using the correct pencil grip. Thanks!
2.     Colour the picture.
3.     Listen to and sing the Jolly Phonics ‘c’ and 'k' song we learnt in school today. (Link below.) As you sing, practice the action for ‘c’/'k' (same action).
  4. Learn to recognise our tricky word of the week ‘me’.  Revise over 'the', 'he', 'she', 'I'. (See homework helpers sheet – Tricky Words.)

Tuesday: My Sounds Booklet pg. 7/8 - ‘c’ and 'k' (PLEASE DO NOT DO PG. 9 (ck) AS WE WILL BE DOING THIS AT A LATER DATE.)
1.     Practice writing ‘c’ and 'k' at the top.
2.     Draw or stick in pictures from a magazine/ newspaper/ middle of the book that start with ‘c’ and 'k' underneath.
3.     Sing the Jolly Phonics ‘c’/'k' song and do the action.
4.     Practice our tricky word of the week ‘me’Revise over 'the', 'he', 'she', 'I'(See homework helpers sheet – Tricky Words)

Wednesday: ‘e’ worksheet 
1.     Practice the letter formation for ‘e’ using the short chant to help. Please form good habits early by using the correct pencil grip. Thanks!
2.     Colour the picture.
3.     Listen to and sing the Jolly Phonics 'e’ song we learnt in school today. (Link below) As you sing, practice the action for ‘e’.
4.     Keep practicing our tricky word of the week ‘me’Revise over 'the', 'he', 'she', 'I'(See homework helpers sheet – Tricky Words)

Thursday: My Sounds Booklet pg. 10 - ‘e’
1.     Practice writing ‘e’ at the top.
2.     Draw or stick in pictures from a magazine/ newspaper that start with ‘e’ underneath.
3.     Sing the Jolly Phonics ‘e’ song and do the action.
4.     Tricky word of the week ‘me’Revise over 'the', 'he', 'she', 'I'(See homework helpers sheet – Tricky Words.)

Monday, 6 November 2017

Homework 6th - 10th November

*Please stick to the homework schedule for this week and do not skip ahead. We will be introducing blending on Tuesday and Wednesday so please do not start blending activities until Wednesday. Blending takes time for children to grasp so don’t worry if it doesn’t click straight away, we’ll get there! :-) 

Monday
Please complete revision sheet (s,a,t,i,p,n) entitled Monday 6th November.
Learn to recognise new tricky word ‘I’ and revise other tricky words. (See homework helpers for suggested activities)

Tuesday
Please complete revision sheet (s,a,t,i,p,n) entitled Tuesday 7th November.
Learn to recognise new tricky word ‘I’ and revise other tricky words. (See homework helpers for suggested activities)

Wednesday/Thursday
We will have started blending in class. Blending is the process of saying each sound in a word individually and then blending these sounds to read the word. E.g. ‘p’ – ‘i’ – ‘n’  ‘pin’  

Blending game
You will need: blending mat, roll and read sheet, dice, whiteboard marker.

Step 1: Roll the dice.
Step 2: Find the corresponding word on the roll and read sheet that matches the number on the dice.
Step 3: Blend each sound to make the word.
Step 4: Ask your child to clap, stomp, slide, pound and jump the sounds to blend the word. (We will have practiced these techniques in school)
Step 5: Write the word on the blending mat using the white board marker and blend.
Step 6: Roll the dice and start the game again.

Learn to recognise new tricky word ‘I’ and revise other tricky words. (See homework helpers for suggested activities)

Here’s a video showing what blending is:

Sunday, 5 November 2017