Here are a few suggestions to help your child learn:
Reading is so important, and we really love the Oxford Owls website. All you need to do is click on the link below to sign up. You can select a book by age (if it's too easy go up in age or too hard go down in age). You will have access to lots of books which your child can read alone, with a sibling or adult.
We can’t wait to read your child’s news when they come back to school. By writing the news each day, your child has practised most skills including cursive handwriting and phonics.
At home your child has many opportunities to use Maths. Not only can they practise counting when tidying up, but also look at and talk about different containers and shapes in the house. Here’s another useful website
There are many cartoons which your child can watch on TG4. Seidean si is a website which can be used on your phone or tablet to practise Gaeilge www.seideansi.ie/naionain-mhora.php
We use Bua na Cainte in the school, to access this on your computer for free, please follow these steps (this takes up a lot of space):
Go to www.edco.ie/bua
1. Select the file which suits your computer PC or MAC
2. Select Senior infants, and then click on it to start a download of the file.
3. Once the download has completed, click on the file to install and follow the on-screen instructions. A Bua na Cainte icon will appear on your desktop.
4. Once you select this icon a log in page will open where you will need to enter the details included below.
Login: trial Password: trial
They have covered the topics of An Aimsir, Bia, Mé Féin, An Scoil, Éadaí and Sa Bhaile so they can revise those topics. We will be sending your child Irish videos after Easter which will help with their listening and speaking skills in Irish so don’t worry if you can’t download Bua na Cainte.
For Easter, you could hard boil an egg and let your child decorate it. Your child could also make bunting by cutting pieces of coloured paper in a triangular shape and attaching them to string to add some Easter cheer to your house.
Don’t hesitate to contact either of us by email
Ms Darcy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Keddy: email@example.com
Again, don’t stress as these are just extra activities to keep your child busy!
Looking forward to seeing and teaching your child soon,
Beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh!
Ms Darcy & Ms Keddy