Junior Infants

Junior Infants work for home

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Below is a plan of work for the coming week but we must remind you all that this work is merely a menu, a list of suggestions. We do not want any family to struggle under the burden of additional stress from schools. You decide what is right and possible for your children over the next few weeks. Pick and choose. Please do not see it as an additional chore that has to be done, particularly if you are undergoing other stresses at this time, as many of you are.  Anything children do not get done or have missed will be covered together when we return to school. Decide what’s right for you and your family and hopefully the suggested work will be a help rather than burden.

If you have any questions you can email us at eanya@lucaneastet.ie , melissa@lucaneastet.ie , linda@lucaneastet.ie

Warmest wishes,

Grainne, Eanya, Melissa and Linda

Daily Activities

Fine Motor Activities (15-20mins): Pick one activity a day.

Cutting activities (please use child friendly scissors), putting on coat/zipping up coat/fixing inside out sleeves on coats and jumpers, putting school bag on back, zipping up bag, opening and closing lunch box, pairing socks, peel an orange, hang up clothes using pegs, learn to tie laces, opening packets (biscuits/crisps etc.), playdough, make jigsaws, children practice ‘air writing’ some patterns and shapes using their finger – wavy lines, straight lines, curly lines, circles etc. use crayons to draw zigzag lines, practise using a scissors to cut out zigzag lines

Nursery Rhymes (2-5 mins):

‘I’m a Little Teapot’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdu5lLpMH_w

‘Two Little Dickie Birds’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3u6Gw2_X6c

‘ Hickory Dickory Dock’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGgsklW-mtg

‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCjJyiqpAuU

Practice saying the words and singing the words.

Get children to say the rhyme quietly, quickly, a little bit loud etc. 

Hand washing (2 mins a number of times a day):

Practice good handwashing technique. You can show them this little video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg and encourage them to copy actions

Numeracy (10 – 15 mins)

– Get children to list as many colours as they can 

– Play colour song and encourage them to say the name of the colour to complete the rhyme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gavT_q9CLME

– Colour hunt around the home – ‘can you spy something red/yellow/orange? etc.’

– They can copy the actions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

– Practice ‘Counting from 1-10’ song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DR-cfDsHCGA

– Practice ‘growing’ numbers using fingers – start with thumb and grow fingers in a line counting each one as it is unfolded 

– Practice ‘showing’ numbers – e.g. ‘show me 4’ and children hold up 4 fingers etc.

– Discuss what day it is, list the days of the week

Independent Activities for your Child to do (Optional)

Print out this chart so that children can colour the activities they have completed.

30 mins Physical activity www.gonoodle.com Play outside SeeSaw App Numeracy & Literacy Games Sort your toys (teddies/lego/car toys, etc.) Sort books by size (Big to small) Paint a spring picture
Bake fairy cakes Invesitgate: Do your toys sink or float? Watch a cartoon  as Gaeilge on TG4 Set the table for lunch and dinner Help to clean up after meals
Junk Art Make a Robot/ monster/car out of recyclable materials Plant some seeds and care for them. Clean and tidy your room Learn to tie your shoelaces Hide something and make a treasure map to find it.
Make a jigsaw Learn a new song and put actions to it. Try a new fruit and vegetable every day Build a fort Draw and colour a picture of your favourite animal
Investigate: Plant a seed and put it in a cupboard – Don’t care for it. What do you think will happen? See if you’re right! 🙂 Practice writing names of people in your family. Go on a Shape Hunt around your house. Play turn taking games with your siblings. (Snakes and ladders, jenga, twister, snap, etc) Make your bed every morning.   Learn how to fold your clothes.