Homework Note Week 10

Post date: 08-Nov-2015 17:09:07

Dear Parents,

Thank you for returning all the signed tests. This week is Science Week and we will be doing some science experiments in class. If your child asks for some unusual item that is needed. Please send it in if you can. I have set up a booking form for the Parent Teacher meetings on our class website. Please see the link on our class page. Hopefully that booking system will work and you will not be waiting around for too long on the day. Please check that child has their earphones with them each day. It is difficult for them to hear in a busy classroom. Micheal Keating has been with us in the class this week and Mr. Keating will be completing his Mary I Teaching Practice in our class over the next few weeks.

Just a few notes.

Aistear Theme The Farm – moving to the Hairdresser/Barber next week.

Word Wallet activities. (These are progressing)

Jolly Phonics – for each sound

1. Match the green sound, make the sound and show you the action.

2. Ask the children to make a word or words using the sounds (green cards) they already have. This week we are working on words that contain the “sh” sound. Try to make these words

ship, shop, shed, sheep.

wish, fish, dish, flash and crash

Tricky Word activities. – Children will be revising the Tricky Words starting this week. Tricky Words are very common words that do not follow the Jolly Phonics rules. They can’t be broken down and sounded out like most words. They must be just learned. Seniors will be revising the words. 1st class will be writing sentences with these words. See the Jolly Phonics link on our website for more on Trick Words.

1. Match the coloured card to its place on the white card. (Place the “they” on top of the white “they”)

2. Say the word.

3. Ask the children for a sentence with that word in it. (I saw that they were lost.)

This week we will talk do some experiments, write about Antarctica and learn about asking good questions. 1st Class will be learning more spellings and the 5+ tables.


Mr. Gleeson.

Homework Monday – Thursday

Bookworm club reader and Word Wallet

Seniors - Maths Handout (½ page each night)

Jolly Phonics Workbook 2 p7 & p9 (½page each night)

1st Class – Maths Handout (½page each night)

Tricky Word Sentences – See Handout 2 sentences per night.

Spellings - day words

Tables p17 5+

Our religion workbook “Grow In Love” has a home activity each week.

Jolly Phonics 42 sounds in order.

Tricky Words (List 1 and 2)