Junior Infants

Dear parents,
Reading Eggs is an online reading program offering a free 30 day subscription for parents. I have used it for the last few days to try it out and it is user friendly and should be beneficial to your child. If you choose to sign up your child can do a ‘placement test’ to make sure reading and activities will be at their level.
Regards,C Murphy

Suggested Activities for Juniors 20/04/20

  1. Handwriting

For the final term of Junior Infants there would be an emphasis on revision. All letter formations have been covered at this stage so some practise of each letter would be very beneficial. In your child’s blue handwriting copy if you take one page per letter and write a few as examples at the top of the page, then allow your child to spend ten or fifteen minutes practising the letter independently. If you have a highlighter at home or a light coloured marker (yellow or pink) you could write some letters for your child and allow them to write in pencil or on top of the highlighter.

The easiest order to revise letters in follows below;

Monday – c

Tuesday – o

Wednesday – a

Thursday – d

Friday – g

In class I find it helpful to play a video of the letter being formed on the interactive whiteboard while the children write. Below are links to videos I have made. These are more useful for the more difficult letters but they can be helpful.

C – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_gJ5DUpoxM

o – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDUJbNuET6w

a – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVr54GYe0Ks

d – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONksQLfZeeg

g – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7whAzp7Tsuo


Continue to read any books you have at home with your child, and use websites like https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page to supplement reading activities and books.  If you start at Level 1 with the books on Oxford Owl you can move up if you feel the books are too easy. Plenty practise with sight words – making sentences, finding sight words in books etc will also benefit your child.


If you are doing any colouring, or any workbook pages, get your child to try to attempt to label the pictures, either with the initial sound or their own attempts at spelling.

Don’t worry if the spellings seem a bit unusual, their own attempts are important in developing spelling and phonics skills. Here is an attempt at the word ‘sausages’ from earlier this year.

Suggested workbook pages for Junior Infants 20/4/40

Folens Sounds Make Words:

  1. Reading simple CVC words and phrases;

Pgs 43, 73,76,40

  • Writing simple CVC words;

Pgs. 56, 59, 68, 71, 74

  • Rhyming pg 28

Hope you are all keeping well,


C Murphy

Dear Parent, Books and copies were distributed from the school on Tues 24th March. If you were unable to attend and wish to collect your child’s books please email hospitalns@eircom.net and some arrangement can be put in place. For those who did collect books the following work can be completed between now and the Easter holidays

Dear parents,Please find below some websites and online resources which could be useful over the coming weeks. More activities to follow.
Online Resources:
All Irish pupils have free access to worldbookonline through scoilnet. Follow the link below for lots of content in different curricular areas.https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/products?ed=all&gr=Welcome%21

www.topmarks.co.uk has online activities which cover all areas of the curriculum.
English:Reading; World Book Online have just made their collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages. Click on the following link to access them.https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw%3D%3D&fbclid=IwAR2RAhf_ASObkVyOoUsjEX8eThV71Y9qzrUTPL1cLdxsiLTGimc0BCONXfs

Gaeilge Cula4 Channel on youtube has a number of playlists, including Danta&Rannta with children saying rhymes (link below).https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbcLsUBW9b3B8MehVjScfklwVA-8feJ92
PEwww.gonoodle.com is a website with a massive variety of physical activities, from yoga to dance, great rainy day resources to burn off some energy!