Senior Infants: 11th May

Hi Mams and Dads, boys and girls,

We hope that you are all still well and that you are enjoying the work we have set for you.  We were very lucky with the lovely sunshine that we had last week and we hope you got a chance to get outside for a little while.

We have prepared some more work for you this week. Again, it is all completely optional. We hope that you can engage with it to the best of your ability.  Do what you can, when you can.  If you want to send us some pictures of your work or ask us any questions please feel free to contact us using the email address below.

Our email is:

  • Please use this to make contact with us if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s work.
  • You can also take photos of your child’s work and send it to us. Please include your child’s name and their teacher’s name on it.
  • You could include this information on the subject line at the top of the email.
  • We will then be able to correct it and give feedback.

We will be answering these emails on a daily basis, so please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Thanking you all!

Senior Infant Teachers


Literacy- Phonics

Phonics – ee/or, ng, oo/oo

Task- Watch these videos and write down 5 words for each of the sounds ee/or, ng, oo/oo. 

Perhaps choose one sound for each day of the week.

Watch these Geraldine Giraffe and Alphablocks clips to help practise the sounds above.

Literacy- Reading

Click on the pictures to read these stories with your child.

Please watch this video clip and practise reading the following Tricky Words: more, any, many, before, which, were, where, who, want, why, because, other

Ask your child to put these words into a sentence orally!

Literacy- Writing

Encourage your child to write about anything they like. Use a copy or any sheet of paper. If they wanted, they could write about our new Aistear theme; The Restaurant.

 Who works in a restaurant?

When might you visit a restaurant?

What type of food might be on the menu?

Write about a time you visited a restaurant.

What animals would you find on a farm?


Procedure Writing

Write a Procedure on making Rice Krispie buns or something that you made at home.

Use this framework to help you. You can write it in a copy if you prefer.

Literacy – Narrative Writing

Write a narrative story of “The Lion and The Mouse” OR “The Ant and The Grasshopper”.  Use the following links to listen to the stories.

Use the following template or write it in your copy if you prefer.

Literacy – Word Wizard

Word Wizard– Please complete the following pages (if your child has these pages already completed, please pick another two).

Literacy – Handwriting

 ‘Just Handwriting’  – Pages 20, 21 & 22 (if you have these pages done pick another 3)

Literacy – Oral Language

Click on the picture to listen to the discussion about the café. Chat about a time when you visited a restaurant or café.

When you are finished, click on the picture below to read the story together.

Numeracy- Counting

Some counting ideas for at home!

Count forwards 0-20

Count backwards 20-0

Start at any number and get them to count on to 20

Start at any number and count back to 0

Pick a number between 0-20 and ask your child what number comes before and after.

Count forwards and backwards 0-20.

Numeracy – 3D Shapes

Have a go at the following two pages!

Numeracy – Number Work

Click on the pictures below to take you to some really fun online adding games!


Log into your Mathletics account and complete the activities assigned.

Once that is done TRY ‘Mathletics Live’.

Click on the picture to sign in

Gaeilge/ Irish

Click on the videos below to hear the conversations and songs

S.E.S.E – History

“The Ant and the Grasshopper”

Task- Allow your child to listen to the story a few times and discuss the moral of the story!

S.E.S.E – Science

Watch this video – ‘Run, Run, Runny’

Talk about materials/objects or things that melt and things that don’t melt.

Do an experiment to see which melts faster, milk chocolate/dark chocolate or white chocolate.

Allow your child to make some predictions before they start.

Record your results by drawing a picture.

Add in some Rice Krispies and you could write the procedure to link in with your English writing work!

S.E.S.E – Plants & Flowers

If we have some lovely weather again this week you could try doing a plant and flower hunt. Use this lovely resource to help.

Keeping Active

If you have been enjoying keeping fit with Joe Wicks continue watching him every morning at 9 o’clock (Monday – Friday).

If you would like to try something different, why not try taking the Frozen yoga adventure with Cosmic Kids Yoga. There are lots of other Cosmic Kids Yoga videos to view on youtube, just have a search.

Try doing some GoNoodle exercise videos, try some of the links below.


Listen to Miss B. read “Commotion in the Ocean”. Paint or draw your favourite creature from the story.  You could use some things from your recycling bin to make a ‘Junk Art’ picture of ‘The Bottom of the Ocean’.


May is the month in which we remember Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Try making a May Altar for your house. You could print this picture of Mary to colour in.

Hang your picture in your house. You could pick some flowers from your garden to place on your Altar. Practise saying your Hail Mary prayer every day.  You could teach your Mammy and Daddy the actions we do in school.

You can now log in to our school Religion programme by visiting use the email: and password: growinlove to access more.