Junior Infants Homework Video
We have prepared a little video to support families with homework.
We hope you will find it useful.
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Junior Infants Homework 12th-15th October
Junior Infants Homework: Monday October 12th – Thursday October 15th
- Reading folder: Read “This is Daddy” reading sheet every evening with your child.
- Written work: Planet Maths pages 1-4: complete one page of Maths a night with your child. The allocated page is dated at the front of the book. Please sign when completed.
- Sounds book: New Sounds this week c k e. Go back over s a t i p n point to the letter and ask your child to say the sound and do the action. (In the reading folder there is a worksheet explaining each sound and action.)
- New words: “boy” “a” “daddy’’ “I” “like” ‘‘cat’’: help your child to learn these words.
- Numbers: point to each number and ask your child to say what the number is.
- Please watch the video explaining the homework in detail on the school website. www.stjosephsinfants.ie
- Written work will be from different copies and workbooks every week.
- Homework will be collected every Friday morning so please make sure the homework is in the bag on Thursday night.
Learning to Read and Write with Jolly Phonics
Starting early in Junior Infants, the children start to learn new sounds. We teach “letters” by the sounds they make rather than their letter names,
e.g.: the letter “s” is pronounced “sssssssssssss” rather than “esss”
Using this sounds or phonemes approach to reading, gives children the tools to figure out new words by blending their sounds together. Research shows that this improves the children’s confidence and fluency in reading and writing.
This page has some resources and tools that you can use at home to support your child as they develop their early reading and writing skills.
Learning New Sounds in School:
We use a variety of techniques in school to learn and use our new sounds. Many of these activities can and should be used at home as often as possible:
- We use our sound books to say our sounds
- We sing the Jolly Phonics songs.
- We have a special action for each sound.
- We practice building words using our letter cards.
- We look for pictures and words that start with our sounds.
- We look for our sounds all around the classroom. In our books, in the library, on posters, on the whiteboard and when the teacher is writing.
- We practice writing our sounds using lots of different tools.
Singing Jolly Phonics Songs and Rhymes:
Practice Jolly Phonics at home with your child using the Jolly Songs and the actions that go with them. Your child should be able to show you the actions for the sounds. Keep checking your child’s sound book and sound keyring for the sounds that have been learned in class and any new sounds that have been covered, and then sing the songs at home.