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Junior Infants Activities. Here are useful resources for parents to use at home Learning Path

By brigid kennelly

English Maths
12 resources in this Learning Path

1

Mouse House

http://www.literactive.com/Download...?swf=story_files/mouse_house_US.swf Added: 05 Jan 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Game involving matching capital and small letters by dragging each mouse into its correct mouse hole. Great for: Interactive whiteboard, capital letter practice.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: This could be used as a plenary to a lesson on capital letters or for revision. The game uses only five letters at a time so it is perfect for infants classes.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

2

Letter and Number Formation

http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/letterformation.html Added: 30 Oct 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Model for learners starting to write letters and numbers.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Use as a whole class activity or allow children to use the website as practice in groups taking turns everyday.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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3

Story Cubes

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/writing-fiction/brainpop-story-cubes Added: 06 Jun 2017 Contributor: Ann Moran Resource type: Guide/notes / Reference / Tool

Use these story cube templates provided by BrainPOP to encourage children to write or tell stories based on the selection of pictures that they may roll on the cube.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Exploring and Using

Suggestions for use: Use the story cubes showing pictures such as a castle, bat etc. to help provide children with ideas for telling stories.

Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Exploring and Using

Suggestions for use: Use the story cubes showing pictures such as a castle, bat etc. to help provide children with ideas for telling stories.

Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Emotional & Imaginative Dev through Language

Suggestions for use: Use the story cubes showing pictures such as a castle, bat etc. to help provide children with ideas for writing and telling stories.


Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Emotional & Imaginative Dev through Language

Suggestions for use: Use the story cubes showing pictures such as a castle, bat etc. to help provide children with ideas for telling stories.

Strand: Writing

Strand unit: Emotional & Imaginative Dev through Language

Suggestions for use: Use the story cubes showing pictures such as a castle, bat etc. to help provide children with ideas for writing and telling stories.


Strand: Oral Language

Strand unit: Emotional & Imaginative Dev through Language

Suggestions for use: Use the story cubes showing pictures such as a castle, bat etc. to help provide children with ideas for telling stories.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Share Alike Creative Commons
Special Needs:

4

Pencil Grip Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP5htYZ5jjQ Added: 17 Oct 2016 Contributor: Siobhan Doyle Resource type: Audio / Video

Song with verbal cues and actions to help pupils learning to write. The video has simple catchy instructions to grap a pencil correctly.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop a satisfactory grip of writing implements

Suggestions for use: Video is a teacher reference but teacher can use technique with class.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

5

My Writing Book

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/15158/14798.pdf Added: 06 Aug 2015 Contributor: Mark Murphy Resource type: Textbook

A printable handwriting book for Junior Infants using Sassoon Infant dotted font.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop a satisfactory grip of writing implements
  • learn to form and name individual letters using various materials
  • understand the left-right, top-bottom orientation of writing
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

6

Dear Zoo

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/14986/14626.doc Added: 29 Jul 2015 Contributor: Fiona Mc Cabe Resource type: Assessment / Textbook

Letter Template

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • draw and write stories
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

7

Fine Motor Strength

http://therapystreetforkids.com/fm-strength.html Added: 28 Jul 2015 Contributor: Gina Fusco Resource type: Guide/notes

Website with loads of ideas on how to develop a child's fine motor skills

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: Early morning activities, Station teaching activities

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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8

Letter sort

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/14598/14236.pdf Added: 15 Jul 2015 Contributor: Ciara Brennan Resource type: Assessment / Tool

sort letters from the alphabet based on different criteria

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of lower-case and capital letters and the full stop
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

9

My Story Book

http://www.mystorybook.com Added: 06 Jul 2015 Contributor: Neasa ODea Resource type: Other

A very visual website that is easily used to help young children follow along and learn how to craft a book step by step. books can be both shared online or printed for a cost.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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English

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of lower-case and capital letters and the full stop
  • begin to develop conventional spelling of simple words
  • choose subjects for drawing and writing
  • choose the form of expression he/she finds appropriate
  • write and draw
  • write letters and words from memory

Suggestions for use: General class use or later in the school individuals would enjoy the challenge of writing their own book.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Cost: 1
Special Needs:

10

Fishing Game

http://www.literactive.com/Download...swf=story_files/fishing_Bowl_US.swf Added: 04 Jul 2015 Contributor: Sinead Dwyer Resource type: Tool

Sorting fish into bowls to help with pbd confusion

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How it maps to the curriculum

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English

Strand: Writing

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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11

Balloon Pop Maths

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/ma...hgames/earlymath/BalloonCount20.htm Added: 25 Feb 2015 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Simulation

Pop the balloons is the correct order counting from 1-20.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Counting

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • count the number of objects in a set, 0-20

Suggestions for use: Use as a reinforcement activity to conclude a lesson on counting from 1-20. Ideal for use with whole class involvement on the IWB.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

12

Animation Story about the Number One

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/V...ng/Introduction/starteractivity.htm Added: 18 Aug 2015 Contributor: Suzanne Conlon Resource type: Game / Audio / Video

Brief Video on the story of number one for Junior Infants. Includes sound effects and animation visuals. Students will visually recognize the understanding behind "one"

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Counting

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • count the number of objects in a set, 0-20

Suggestions for use: As an introduction to the concept of the story of 1

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
Special Needs:

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