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An Choill Bheag - Week 6 of Home Learning 2021

An Choill Bheag - Week 6 of Home Learning 2021

Good morning to our An Choill Bheag Families!

Just three more days of ‘Oomph’ will get us all to

Mid-Term Break –

you can do it!


Síona, Edyta, Amy and I are so excited to see you all again soon!

We cannot wait to welcome our pupils back to on-site learning next week! 😊

Below you will find the suggested activities for the (shorter) week ahead. As ever, do whatever you can, and whatever suits your home situation and please do not forget to have a look at the work allocated by your child’s mainstream class teacher for the week.


Morning Routine:

Please continue to practise your breathing exercises every morning –

Rainbow Breathing and Jellyfish Breathing

– and I have also added in a new breathing exercise this week called

Square Breathing

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Action Song of the Week:

Are you feeling funky?

This week’s Action Song of the Week is called

‘Get Funky’

by the Learning Station


Screen Free Learning Activities:

As well as the Middletown Centre for Autism’s

Screen Free Learning Activities,

here are a few more Screen Time Alternatives.

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Activity Sheets

Orchard Toys Activity Sheets


Listening to Stories:

Here are the stories/videos that the infant classes are listening to/watching this week.

‘Tabby McTat’ by Julia Donaldson

‘Romeow and Drooliet’ by Nina Laden

‘What Pet Should I Get?’ by Dr. Seuss

‘Can I be your Dog?’ by Troy Cummings

‘Pip’ – A Short Animated Film


Take a Break:

Balloons and Hair Dryer Fun!

This idea looks like so much fun!

All you need are some balloons, tape and a hair dryer!

Click here to see it in action!

I’d really love to see your home videos of this one!


Fine Motor Skills Development:

Here are some nice Fine Motor Skills ideas for the week ahead.

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Amy has also kindly created these

fine motor and threading activity videos.

Thanks Amy!


Get Creative:

Paper Plate Llamas

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Click here for details instructions.

Rainbow Windsocks


For instructions please click here!

I always love seeing your creations, so don’t forget to email in some photos/videos!


Gross Motor Skills:

Kickstarterz Sports

Please click on this link to find out more about Kickstarterz Sports

Movement Breaks

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Obstacle Course

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(Note: I can email these activities, on request, if you are having trouble viewing them on the app/website)

Or, alternatively, you can continue with


Scheduled Play

Don’t forget to add ‘Free Play’ to your daily schedule.



Fresh Air



Lámh Signs:

Please continue to practise your Lámh signs every day, by revising and revisiting the videos from the last five weeks of Home Learning.


Cooking/Baking Ideas

I received some lovely photos of homemade Valentine’s biscuits, which were made by following the recipe that I sent last Friday.

Mmmmmm…. biscuits!

Did anyone make the pepperoni pizza?

Mmmmm…. I do love pizza too!

Below you will find a couple of nice ideas to try out this week…


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Making Pancakes

Pancake Day is tomorrow so the Middletown Centre for Autism’s team has shared these resources to give you time to buy the ingredients today and to allow your child a little bit of time to familiarise themselves with the steps in the task.

You have a choice of 3 resources to pick from, depending on which one will best suit the learning style of your child. Select the one which will be easiest for them to follow. For more concrete learners, simply set out the utensils and ingredients in the correct sequence.

All children will of course require close help/supervision, especially when cooking the pancakes.

It is a good opportunity to involve children and young people in food preparation, which may then motivate them to sample what they make. Offering a choice of toppings can also encourage them to try new flavours.

Resource 1 (step by step guide)

Resource 2 (tasty pancakes)

Resource 3 (making pancakes using symbols)

Fun with Food!

And here are the latest ‘Fun with Food’ programme resources.

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Evening Routine:

60 Fun and Calming Activities that will help to make bedtime a little bit easier


Don’t forget to check your email inboxes on Wednesday and Friday again this week, as I will be sending on storytime videos from Síona and Geraldine, as usual.


Parents, please email me if you have any questions -, - and I will get back to you as promptly as I possibly can.

To Jake, Larry, Harley, Ben, Conn and Tommy – Have a great week and try not to eat too many pancakes!!

Kindest regards,

Ms. Casey

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