Senior Infants: 8th June 2020

Hi Girls, Boys, Mums and Dads,

We hope you are all well and “Thank You” for your hard work and continued support. All the girls and boys have been learning so much at home. We have seen some lovely photos and pictures of the work that you have been busy doing. We love to see your work, so please, share it with us via the e-mail below. Remember, all the work is optional. Please, send us your artwork so we can add them to our gallery wall. I’m sure there’ll be some super Great White Sharks drawn this week! Take care.

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.

Kind regards,

Senior Infants 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 ar

Listen to and enjoy the song!

Watch these videos and write down 5 words that use the ‘ar’ sound.

Click on the picture to play a fun game to practise the ‘ar’ sound.

Literacy- Reading

Click on the picture to read this story called ‘Car Race’ with your child.

Click on the picture to read this story called “The Strange Beast”.

Literacy – Tricky Words

Read each word three times and then try to make up a sentence with the tricky word in it. You only need to say the sentence out loud- you don’t have to write it.

Literacy- Writing

Listen to this story called Gilbert the Great.

When you have finished the story, write about your best friend. You can use the template below or write about your friend in your copybook. Don’t forget to include their name, age, what he/she looks like, what you like most about your friend, what you like to play with your friend etc. Draw a picture of you and your best friend together.

Literacy – Word Wizard

Word Wizard– Please complete pages 108 & 109. (If your child has these pages already completed, please pick another two).

Literacy – Handwriting

 ‘Just Handwriting’  – Pick any two pages that you have not completed yet!

Revision of the Curly Caterpillar family of letters- c a o q d g e s f. Watch the following video first.
Make sure you form the letters as demonstrated in the video – always start the letter from the top.
You can practise the letters by writing them in one of your copies.

Revision of Ladder Letters– l, i, j, t, u, y. Watch the following video first.
Make sure you form the letters as demonstrated in the video- always start the letter from the top.
You can practise the letters by writing them in one of your copies.

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 stamping feet in time!

Count backwards 20-0 while tapping your shoulders!

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.

Skip-counting in 2s- Say out loud- 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.


Complete the worksheets below (one per day). You can print them or just copy onto a page or copybook.

Pg. 16 At Home Book
Pg. 30 At Home Book
Pg. 105 At School Book
Pg. 108 At School Book
Pg. 109 At School Book


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 – Science

Watch this safety video about electricity. It’s called ‘P.I. Plug’s Home Safety Video.’

S.E.S.E. – Electricity Hunt

Go on an electricity hunt in your home. Find and record 10 things that use electricity in your home. Draw a picture of what you found, label it and send us a photo of it. We’d love to see it!

Stay Safe

Chat about the electrical dangers in the following picture. How many can you find?


Keep Moving

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

RTE Junior have workouts which are only 10 minutes long. Click on the picture to try episodes 5 and 6. They’re great fun and they’ll get everyone moving!


Listen and enjoy the story of “The Three little Fish and The Big Bad Shark”.

Now try and draw a Great White Shark of your own. This video will show you how to do this step-by-step. Don’t forget, you can email your drawings to your teacher so we can put them in our class Art Gallery on the school website.


Listen and sing along to Baby Shark & Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid.

You might like to look for some sea-themed words in this word search.


The following video is called “Jesus Teaches Us”.
The video tells us to Love God and Love Other People.
Draw a picture of some of the people that you love.

Please revise the prayer Hail Mary.

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