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Foreword Teaching a new intake of infant pupils is a challenging and rewarding experience, though often hectic. This collection of photocopiable worksheets has been compiled to assist the busy teacher of an infant class. The worksheets have a clear, uncluttered layout and follow a ’school theme‘ which will appeal to early years’ pupils. Many of the sheets have a maths and language focus and are ideal for use when introducing a new skill or reinforcing and consolidating those already introduced. Other sheets provide worthwhile activities which are relevant throughout the curriculum and make learning fun for active minds.

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The School ................................................................ 1 Odd One Out ......................................................... 17

School Uniform ........................................................ 3

What Comes Next? .............................................. 18

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Getting Ready for School ...................................... 2 Days of the Week .................................................... 4

Going to the Toilet ............................................... 19

The Tub of Crayons ................................................. 5

The Classroom ...................................................... 20

Lunch Box–1 ............................................................ 6

Match ....................................................................... 21

Lunch Box–2 ............................................................ 7

Colour and Match ................................................ 22

Snack-time ................................................................. 8

Shapes ..................................................................... 23

Canteen ...................................................................... 9

Which is Longer?.................................................. 24

The Litter Bin ......................................................... 10

Which is Shorter? ................................................. 25

My School Bag ...................................................... 11

Which is Bigger? ................................................... 26

Playtime ................................................................... 12

Which is Smaller? ................................................. 27

How Do You Come to School? ........................ 13

Numbers ................................................................. 28

Which Route Takes the Pupil to School? ...... 14

Addition ................................................................... 29

Crossing the Road................................................ 15

Subtraction ............................................................. 30

Gym Day ................................................................. 16

What Time is It? .................................................... 31

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Curriculum Links Early Days contains a variety of photocopiable activities for pupils to complete during those crucial first few months at school. Many of the activities have a maths and language focus, providing opportunities for pupils to develop the following skills required by the English Language and Mathematics Primary School Curriculum. The worksheets also provide ample opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in speaking and listening and SPHE, as well as a range of important early years motor skills, including: colouring; cutting; drawing; tracing; copying; circling and matching.

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English

Receptiveness to language

Reading

Infants

Writing

Infants

Reading

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Writing

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Competence and confidence in using language

Content Objectives

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Early mathematical activities

Classifying

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Comparing

Number

Counting

Junior Infants Senior Infants

classifying objects on the basis of one attribute, such as shape, size compare objects according to length or size

count the number of objects, 1–10

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combine sets of objects, totals to 10 use the symbols + and = read, write and order numerals 0–10

Junior Infants

identify, copy and extend patterns in shape and size

Shape and space

2-D shapes

Junior Infants

sort and name 2-D shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle

Measures

Length

Junior Infants Senior Infants Junior Infants

develop an understanding of the concept of length compare and order objects according to length develop an understanding of the concept of time through the use of appropriate vocabulary sequence daily events read time in one-hourly intervals

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Extending patterns

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Analysis of number

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Oral language

build up a sight vocabulary of common words from personal experience, environmental print and books read write and draw copy letters and words as part of class activities use labels to name familiar things

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Developing cognitive abilities through language

become familiar with a wide range of environmental print write and draw frequently

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Time

Senior Infants Senior Infants

Money

Data

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Junior & Senior Infants

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use coins up to 10c solve practical tasks and problems using money

representing mathematical data

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The School

Draw another window.

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How many windows? How many now?

Colour the windows green. Colour the doors red. Colour the school yellow. Draw a chimney. Colour this blue. Prim-Ed Publishing

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Getting Ready for School

I brush my teeth.

I comb my hair.

I get dressed.

I wash my face.

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School Uniform

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Draw your school clothes on the body.

This is what I wear to school. Prim-Ed Publishing

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Days of the Week We come to school on these days. Draw yourself at school. Monday Tuesday

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What do you do at the weekend? Draw that.

Saturday Sunday

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The Tub of Crayons

Colour 3 crayons red.

Colour 5 crayons green.

Colour 2 crayons blue.

Colour 1 crayon brown.

Colour 4 crayons yellow. Prim-Ed Publishing

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Lunch Box–1

Choose 5 items from page 7 to put in your lunch box. Prim-Ed Publishing

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Lunch Box–2

Colour, cut out and glue. Prim-Ed Publishing

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Snack-time

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How many?

apples

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oranges

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bananas

strawberries

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How much does a muffin cost?

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How much does a box of raisins cost?

How much does an orange cost?

How much does a carton of juice cost?

What would you buy if you had 5c?

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The Litter Bin Colour all the things which need to go in the bin.

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sweet papers

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My School Bag

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Join the dots to find out what is in the school bag.

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Playtime

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Draw this girl’s skipping rope.

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Draw a boy kicking a football.

What do you play? Draw it.

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How Do You Come to School? Trace a path to school.

I come by boat.

I come on my scooter.

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I come by bus.

I cycle.

I come by train.

I come by taxi.

I come by car.

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Which Route Takes the Pupil to School?

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Crossing the Road

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Do you know how to cross the road safely? Copy each word and colour the pictures.

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stop

listen

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think

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Gym Day

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How many?

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Odd One Out Circle the one that is different.

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What Comes Next?

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Going to the Toilet

Cut and glue.

Wash your hands. Turn off the tap.

Dry your hands.

Rinse your hands.

Flush the toilet.

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The Classroom

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Circle the 7 differences between the classrooms.

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Match table

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Colour and Match

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Shapes

Colour the squares blue. Colour the circles red. Colour the triangles yellow. Colour the rectangles green.

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Which is Longer? Circle the longer one. 2.

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Which is Shorter? Circle the shorter one. 2.

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Which is Bigger? Circle the bigger one. 1.

2. 5–2=3

5 –2 = 3

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Which is Smaller? Circle the smaller one. 2.

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Numbers Match the words to the numbers.

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Addition 1.

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3+4=

6+1=

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5+5=

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4+5=

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10 + 0 =

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Subtraction 1.

2. 6–4=

5–2=

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4. 10 – 3 =

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What Time is It? o’clock.

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It is

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