Senior Infants: 25th May

Hi girls, boys, Mums and Dads,

We saw some super work last week. Well done to all the boys and girls, Mams and Dads who are working very hard during this time. We look forward to seeing all your hard work and communicating with you during the week. There are a lot more activities for you to do again this week . We hope you enjoy doing them. Again, we remind you that this work is optional- do what you can, when you can. Please ask us any questions and 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


Suggested Timetable

Below, you will find a daily timetable of work. Please, remember that this is only a suggested timetable. You do not have to complete all of the activities, but hopefully, you will find it helpful. Click on the picture to print the timetable.

Literacy- Phonics ue, ew, u-e

Watch these Geraldine Giraffe, Alphablocks and Mr Thorne clips to practise the ue/ew/u_e sounds.

Write down 5 words that use ue/ew sound and 5 words that use  u_e.

Literacy- Reading

Click on the picture to read this story with your child. If your child has not read this story before, you could ask them to predict what the story might be about before you read it. Discuss who the author and illustrator is and what they do.

If your child is a beginning or early reader, take turns reading with them using some of these strategies:

My Turn, Your Turn. You take turns reading a paragraph of a page.

Choral Reading. You read at the same time.

Echo Reading. You read first and your child echoes the same sentence or paragraph you just read.

Act It Out. You act out the story together or pretend to be characters in the story and read the lines.

Literacy – Tricky Words

This weeks tricky words are: Once, upon, always, also, of, eight.

Ask your child to put these words into a sentence orally. It would be great to get them to write down their sentence focusing on capital letters, finger spacing and full stops.

Literacy- Writing

Encourage your child to write and draw about what you see during summer. Use a copy or any sheet of paper you have at home. You can also use one of thses templates!

Literacy – Writing

Recount Writing

Write a recount on something you did last summer that you really enjoyed e.g  A day you spent at the beach, a summer holiday you were on,  a day at the park etc  Word Wizard pg 26 will give you ideas about how to write your recount. You can write your Recount in a copybook or on a page.

Literacy – Writing

Watch this video on how to make ice cubes. This type of writing is called a “Procedure”.

Literacy – Word Wizard

Word Wizard– Please complete pages 99, 100 & 101. (If your child has these pages already completed, please pick another two). On Page 99, discuss what you see in the picture.

Literacy – Handwriting

 ‘Just Handwriting’  – Zz (if you have these pages done, choose another 2).
You can also practice Yy in your small handwriting book.

Literacy – Oral Language/ Aistear

We are going to continue with “Summer” for both Aistear and Oral Language.

Listen and enjoy “Frozen in Summer”. In the video below, Olaf is singing about all the things he likes to do in the summer.

When you finish watching the video, please discuss all the things that you and your child like about summertime.

Click on the images to read these stories together.

Look out for butterflies and any other insects/creatures you may see when you are in your garden or when you are going for a walk. Maybe write a list or draw what you see.

What is the weather like? Draw a picture of what the weather is like today.

Talk about your favourite things to do during the summer and maybe write a list or draw them.

Learn how to draw a butterfly.

Numeracy- Counting

Edco have given out a free username and password for parents to access “Operation Maths for Senior Infants”.
Username – primaryedcobooks
Password – edco2020    

Some counting ideas for at home!

Count forwards 0-20 while doing jumping jacks!

Count backwards 20-0 while boxing the air!

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.

Numeracy – Counting, Matching & Ordering

Click on the image below to play some games online!

You Can:

Count Ladybird spots 1-10 (number)

Count Ladybird spots 1-10 (word)

Match ladybirds to leaves 1-10

Order Ladybirds on leaves 1-10, smallest to largest

Order Ladybird on leaves 1-10, largest to smallest

Numeracy – Addition, Subtraction & Missing Numbers

Have a go at these pages.


Log into your Mathletics account and complete the activities assigned.

We have a look each week to see how you are getting on and we assign a few new activities for you to do. Enjoy!

Once that is done, feel free to participate in ‘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 – Materials Melting

It’s experiment time!!!!

Here is a list of some everyday food items at home: ice cream, ice cubes, an ice lolly, chocolate, butter, an apple, cereal (all items are not necessary – use whatever you have at home).

Look at every item and predict what will melt in the sun. Record your predictions on a piece of paper.

Leave all food items in the sun for 10 minutes.

Look and check which items do melt/do not melt.

Draw what melts and does not melt. Look at your predictions. Were any of your predictions right?


Relays – You can choose a number of different relays. If your child has no one to race against you could time them and see can they do it faster the 2nd/ 3rd time.

Relay Ideas –

Egg and spoon race


Place something flat (like a cone or a paper plate) on their head and they have to go as fast as they can from one end of the garden to the other without the object falling.

Rolling on the ground from one end to the other. Children love this!


Draw a Rainbow Fish. Be as creative as you like! 

Click on the picture below to get some ideas!


Butterfly Dance Song

R.E. – Baptism

After watching the video on baptism last week, fill out the worksheet below & complete the wordsearch!

Morning Prayer- please revise at home each day.

Father in Heaven, you love me, you are with me night and day. I want to love you always, in all I do and say. I’ll try to please you Father. Bless me through the day. Amen.

Night Prayer- please revise at home each night.

God, our Father, I come to say, thank you for your love today. Thank you for my family, and all the friends you give to me. Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light. Amen.

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