Junior Department - Teaching and learning ideas for home
Songs from Lorcan and Máire
This activity draws together touch and music to create a structured half hour of sensory communication between two people. Tacpac creates sensory alignment and helps people of any age who have sensory impairment, developmental delay, complex learning difficulties, tactile defensiveness, and limited or pre-verbal levels of communication.
Friday Disco playlist
Example Home Timetable
Example reward chart
Discovery Box - A great, relaxing activity that the pupils of the junior department love! Below you will find the music tracks we use and a picture explaining what to do. Enjoy!
|01 Track 1 - Bubbly.wma||Download|
|02 Track 2 - Floaty.wma||Download|
|03 Track 3 - Light.wma||Download|
|04 Track 4 - Rolling.wma||Download|
|05 Track 5 - Smooth.wma||Download|
|06 Track 6 - Stompy.wma||Download|
|07 Track 7 - Water.wma||Download|
|08 Track 8 - Wind.wma||Download|
|09 Track 9 - Woody.wma||Download|
|10 Track 10 - Instrumental, Relaxing Music.wma||Download|
Some fun and useful songs that we use in the junior department
https://youtu.be/03zqJQJRLN0 shake your silkies out
https://youtu.be/saDkICxEdgY. Hello song
https://youtu.be/8GKmCQOy88Y Days of the week song
MONDAY COLOUR - BLUE (I'm Blue da da bee)
Tuesday - Yellow (yellow submarine)
Wednesday - Green (paint the town green)
Thursday - purple (purple rain)
Friday - Red (99 Red balloons)
https://youtu.be/rD6FRDd9Hew - weather song
Sunshine- Justin Timberlake - sunshine in my pocket
Rain-Its raining me/raindrops keep falling on my head
Windy- wind beneath my wings
Lovely day lovely day - Bill Withers
Fun exercise activities in the junior department
We like to start off our mornings by being active. No better way to do this than having a boogie. It helps to wake up our mind and body to get ready for learning.
Mindfulness, relaxation and yoga is an important part of our day:
Check out cosmic kids yoga!
Here is an example of kids guided meditation: There are lots more to choose from.
We like to listen to relaxation Music throughout the day especially during down time, this can be really soothing and nice to watch. Here are some examples:
Here are some examples of our favourite songs from our Friday disco that you can dance to any day of the week. Franceen has a playlist on Spotify called Friday Disco if you have it you can give her a follow.
Home made Play Dough recipe!