Mrs Smith’s Junior Infants
Keep Moving

GoNoodle to keep the kids active 

Try out Cosmic kids YouTube channel for yoga and meditation

https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/ getting active for 10 minutes, in English or as Gaeilge.

Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE)

I am Coronavirus… Click here to view a child-friendly booklet explaining coronavius. 

My 2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule … We are living through history. Here is a booklet where your child can record this time in his/her own words. 

Weaving Wellbeing Resource… Here is a wellbeing journal for kids!

Words, Writing and Stories

Practise reading, spelling and phonics at:
www.nessy.com
Reading Bear
Reading Eggs (Can sign up for free trial)
Teach Your Monster to Read (Covers letter sounds to reading full sentences)

Other online libraries include:
Epic! (Can join free for 30 days)
Oxford Owl (free E-books)

Use the Book Creator app to create stories. You can download this on an iPhone or on an Android device or simply download it on your computer by clicking the above link. 

Maths

www.topmarks.co.uk is an excellent website and most games are tablet friendly.

www.mangahigh.com (has been made free for the next few weeks). Excellent website linked to the Irish curriculum.

Lots of cool MATHS games and crafts here: https://www.mathsweek.ie/2019/ parents-page/

Gaeilge

Watch irish tv programmes on the website Cúla4.

Check out Snas as Scéal for lots of interactive games and resources.

Séideán Sí also offers lots of interactive activities as Gaeilge.

Arts and Crafts

Loads of art lessons and ideas https://www.mrsbrownart.com/

For ARTS AND CRAFTS, some excellent go-to sites include:
www.redtedart.com
https://artfulparent.com/

Around the World

If the great outdoors (or a back garden) is an option, the RSPB has lots of nature games and activities to do inside and outside. And here are ideas to ‘give nature a home in your garden’.

Check out The National Geographic Kids for lots of information about the world around us.

 

 

Another way of travelling while confined is through webcams. Find lots here. Invite each kid to pick a destination and look at the webcam in that place. They can spend some time imagining they are there. (What time is it? What’s the weather like? What are they doing? What is going on? How do they feel?) Then they can design and write a postcard to answer these questions.

Useful Apps