The children have completed their first set of Jolly phonics sounds: s-a-t-i-p-n
We have started sounding out small words with these letters at school.
At home, make some small words for your child with this letter group and see can you sound out the word together.
Here are some examples of words you can make with the first group of letters:
We have moved onto a new group of letter sounds but please continue to revise these sounds every night.
The children have 12 new words now in their homework folders: Kitty, look, at, has, Teddy, Finn, ball, a , no , out, getting, is.
We have started making sentences in school.
Why not try making some sentences at home using your words!
Here are some examples of our sentences so far:
Look at Kitty.
Look at Finn.
Look at Teddy.
Kitty has a ball.
Finn has a ball.
Teddy has a ball
Kitty is getting a ball.
Finn is getting a ball.
Teddy is getting a ball.
Look out Kitty.
Look out Teddy.
Look out Finn.
For the next few Mondays. Ms Lyttle's 5th class will join us for a paired reading activity called Reading Buddies. Every child in the class has been paired up with a buddy. The children read together and chat about the stories and pictures.
Here are some photos of us with our Reading Buddies. They also helped us with some Autumnal Art!
You may have heard your child talking about Aistear at home and are wondering what it is! Aistear is a structured play programme which provides the children with an exciting, engaging and fun learning experience. The children work together in groups and do different activities every day.
Every month, there is a new theme. This month, our theme is The Restaurant. We have been engaging in lots of activities based around this theme such as restaurant/food based maths and writing activities, playdoh activities, constructing restaurants and of course our home corner where we pretend we are visiting a restaurant. The boys and girls have been pretending to be chefs, waiters and customers and we are having so much fun doing so.
It would be great if you could help your child engage with this theme by chatting to them about food and the restaurant, pointing out restaurants as you walk around the town, maybe even set up your own restaurant at home!
We now now 6 Letter Sounds!
Please continue to revise these letters every night.
We have also started to play lots of rhyming games ... try to play some at home! Here is a fun one to get started!
The washing line game
We have been doing lots of counting and matching games this week.
Click here for a matching game
Our letter of the week is Tt
click here for the Jollyphonics song
Welcome to Junior Infants,
It has been such a busy time in Room 4, we haven't had a chance to upload anything yet!
Keep an eye on this blog this year for photos of what we get up to here in Junior Infants, for information from the school and teacher & for links to games and videos which might help us learn!
As you have seen in the homework folders, the children will learn a new letter every week. We are using the Jolly Phonics programme and you can check out the Jolly phonics songs online - Just click on the letters below:
Starfall is also a lovely website to help children learn their sounds. I have attached the link below:
Our First Day at school: