Junior Infants


Download your Jolly phonics word bank here:

http://jolly2.s3.amazonaws.com/Resources/Jolly%20Phonics%20Word%20Bank.pdf

 

View the videos below to help your child with jolly phonics.

 

Parents Instructional CVC Video from Holy Cross Mercy School on Vimeo.

CVC reading for Junior Infants from Holy Cross Mercy School on Vimeo.

iPhone and iPad Apps to help your child with Phonics and Maths

iPhone and iPad Apps to help your child with Phonics and Maths The apps listed below have been tested in the school and have been found to be very effective.

 

Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds

 

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/jolly-phonics-letter-sounds/id897894552?mt=8

 

Description

Start your child’s journey in reading and writing. Join Bee and her friends as they explore the enchanting letter-sounds garden and discover the main 42 letter sounds of English through a series of captivating games. 

This beautifully animated app enables your child to learn the letter sounds (including digraphs), letter formation, blending the sounds for reading and identifying letter sounds in words for spelling and writing. Together these skills give your child the best possible start as they learn to read and write.

Ideal for children aged 3+, the Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds app provides hours of educational enjoyment.

Jolly Phonics leads the teaching of phonics around the world. It is the most effective way to teach reading and writing, enabling children to achieve outstanding results at school and at home. 

Key Features:
◆ Suitable for children aged 3+
◆ Choice of American or British English Audio (this can be toggled within the information page)
◆ Choice of print or precursive letters* (this can be toggled within the information page)
◆ Allows multiple and personalized profiles 
◆ Activities for learning the main sounds in English. The children learn to:
▸ hear the letter sounds
▸ recognize the letter sounds
▸ see letter formation
▸ write the letters themselves 
▸ blend sounds in words for reading
▸ identify sounds in words for spelling
◆ 7 bonus games to unlock
◆ Tested and loved by children
◆ Guidance for adults provided

While this App works on iPhones and iPod Touches that meet the minimum requirements, it is best viewed on iPad devices due to the bigger screen size.

*Precursive letters have joining tails to assist with learning joined-up writing; print letters have no joining tails.

 

Hairy Letters

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/hairy-letters/id410276288?mt=8

Learn the names and sounds of each letter with the Hairies. AWARD WINNING APP! EDUCATION RESOURCES AWARD. • Interact with animations and trace the letter shape onscreen with your finger. • Play games to reinforce learning and build letters into simple words.

• Letter sounds come to life with animated characters.

• Learn to form each letter shape with your finger.

• Play games to blend letter sounds into first words.

• Includes upper case letter names.

• Multisensory learning by UK specialist teachers.

• Letters are introduced in six colour-coded stages Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. How to Blend Videos

Duck Duck Moose Reading

Join Milo the Meerkat and his sidekick Puffs at the zoo on a phonics learning adventure! Duck Duck Moose Reading has 9 different word and letter activities that help kids learn by feeding and playing with flamingos, monkeys, lions, and more. Collect animals and make your own zoo scene as you learn more letter sounds.

9 WORD AND LETTER ACTIVITIES
- Teaches phonics - the letter sounds for all consonants, short vowels, and long vowels 
- Practice spelling consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words

PARENT REPORTING
- Includes a new reporting tool so teachers and parents can see how a child is progressing and which letter sounds they have learned

DEVELOPED WITH EDUCATORS
- Based on the Common Core State Standards - Foundational Skills of Reading 
- Developed in conjunction with a Stanford University educator, Jennifer DiBrienza, PhD in Early Elementary Education, and a former NYC public school teacher (K-Grade 2) 
- Tested extensively in classrooms 

BASED ON COMMON CORE STANDARDS
- Letter-sound and word activities
- Recognizing and naming lowercase letters
- Demonstrating knowledge of letter-sound correspondences
- Isolating and pronouncing sounds in CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) word

Word Wizard

• Featured by Apple as 'New and Noteworthy' for iPad and iPhone, and in ‘Apps For Learning to Write’ & 'Apps for Kids'

• Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Design - Children's Technology Review
• Used in US Schools (27K units sold to schools)
• More than 110,000 Units Sold 

Word Wizard is a unique app that lets kids hear the sounds of letters and words using a talking movable alphabet. Featuring advanced text to speech capabilities, the app can pronounce and spell-check an unlimited number of original words and sentences built using the movable alphabet. 

Word Wizard also provides spelling practice with a list of more than 1,400 questions and answers, and the best is that you can add your own words to create any spelling quiz, and track the progress of your kids thanks to detailed reports.
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Accolades and Awards
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• The New York Times
"This is an important breakthrough in reading instruction, because it leverages the iPad’s size, powerful speech synthesis abilities and touchscreen, so that every letter can be a building block of phonetically accurate sound" 

• Apple
Featured as 'New and Noteworthy' for iPad and iPhone, and in ‘Apps For Learning to Write’ & 'Apps for Kids'

• Children's Technology Review
Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Design - 4.8 stars out of 5 - "Turn your iPad into a talking alphabet/language generator - and the perfect tool for a child just starting to experiment with letters and their sounds"

Collins Big Cat Readers

The advantage of all the collins apps is that they are all free! They can also be used for story creation.

Description

Winner of the BETT 2013 Primary Digital Content Award

Develop your children’s reading and writing skills with It Was a Cold, Dark Night interactive book and Story Creator, from the primary literacy specialists at Collins Education. Also available: The Steam Train and Around the World.

The perfect way to develop essential literacy skills and transfer good reading to great writing. This book has been carefully levelled for children aged 5+.

CONTAINS:

• An animated, interactive book that brings the story to life
• Audio narration, music and sound effects to aid language learning – read along with the narration as the words are highlighted 
• Opportunities to develop speaking and listening skills by recording your own narration and sound effects - perfect for storytelling and to hear progression
• Hidden surprises to discover on every page and a Collins Big Cat quiz to see what you can remember
• Transfer reading to writing using Story Creator: make your own book using pictures, characters and key vocabulary from the story, transforming readers into writers
• Practical guidance for adults helping children to develop their reading, writing and communication skills

THE STORY:

It was a long winter night, and Ned the hedgehog was looking for a home. Does he live down a big hole? Does he live in a tree? As leaves fall to the forest floor and stars twinkle in the night sky, help Ned find a warm place to sleep for the winter.

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Stay updated with all of our Collins Big Cat apps – visit www.collinsbigcat.com

 

 

 

Junior Infant Inital sound videos

 

 

 

How To Help Your Child In Maths

http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Parents/Primary/Infant_classes_Maths_resources/Infant_Classes_Maths_Resources.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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