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St Vincent De Paul Infant School, Marino, Dublin 9

Video 34 The Runaway Pancake


Video 33 The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle


Video 32: Amazing Arctic Animals


Video 31 The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale


VIDEO 30 Peter And The Wolf


VIDEO 29 R Consonant Blends V3


VIDEO 28 YES, NO? Sentence Reading 1


VIDEO 27 EAL...The Zoo Vet


VIDEO 26 Opposites


VIDEO 25 EAL .The Elephant Song


VIDEO 24 EAL, Charlie The Firefighter


VIDEO 23 EAL Officers On Patrol


VIDEO 22 Homophones 1


VIDEO 21 Consonant Blends L (1)


Video 20 Past Tense Part 2 Word Practice.


VIDEO 19 Past Tense Part 1 Story


Video 18 Past Tense ,Part 1 and 2/ story and word practice


Video 17 Everybody Worries


VIDEO 16 Initial Consonant Blends R (1)


VIDEO 15 Wonderland Rhymes 1


VIDEO 14 Elves and The Shoemaker


VIDEO 13 Revision sounds Set 3&4


VIDEO 12 Revising Jolly Phonics sounds , Set 1 &2


VIDEO 11 R Initial Consonant Blends (2)




VIDEO 9. Final Consonant Blends


VIDEO 8. Bunny and Bear Learn About Germs


VIDEO 7. Handa's Surprise/ Fruit

Watch the video a few times before you try to name the fruit. We hope you enjoy the story.


VIDEO 6. Rhyming Video A

This video teaches rhyme. Relax and watch the video a few times without trying to say the words. This is so that you can learn.


VIDEO 5 . The Carrot Club/Fruit and Vegetables


VIDEO 4. Rhyming Video B


VIDEO 3 What Word Can You Hear? Phonological Awareness

This video is for practicing the skill of blending sounds to hear a word. It is a prerequisite skill for reading and this kind of practice is very helpful in improving the skill. This type of practice (Junior Infants or children who struggle reading 3 letter words) can also be done informally at home using sentences like "where is the c-u-p", 'put this in the b-i-n please", "show me your n-o-se" etc, breaking words into their phonemes or distinct units of sound.


VIDEO 2 Learn to read short vowel words

This video helps children to practice blending the sounds of 3-4 letter words to read the word. When children start to find this task easy turn the sound off and read the words. Later,  read the word without sounding the letters aloud. The children think of the sounds in their mind and then read the word. This helps to get out of the 'sounding out when it's no longer needed' habit . When this becomes easy, try to make up a sentence about the word before the picture appears.

Not mentioned in the video: Double letters only make one sound which is why there is a line under them instead of a dot. C and K can make the same sound so when they are together it's like double letters, making only one sound.

If your child finds the blending of the letters difficult watch the Phonological Awareness: 'What Word Can You Hear' Video which has no words to read so the blending skill is easier to master.


VIDEO 1 Silent E words

This video has been made to teach the silent/magic e rule. It is a practice video and intended for frequent use to master the rule. To begin with:

Every vowel has at least 2 sounds.

The short sound you learned in Junior Infants and the long sound which is the same as its name.

When short words of between 4-6 letters end with the letter e it is usually a silent e. It makes no sound. But the vowel that comes before it says its name.

Practise reading the words on the video and try to guess the word after a silent e has been added to it. Pause the video while you are thinking, to give you time.

Can you see how the short sound in the word has changed to a long sound after the silent e was added? That's why we sometimes call it a magic e. Because it changes the other vowel sound, a bit like a magic trick.

NB. Not mentioned in the video. It is important to know the name of the letters g and c because they also have 2 sounds and the clue to the 2nd sound is in the name. When you say the name G you hear its other sound which is the same as the j sound. When you say the name C you hear its other sound which is the same as the s sound.

Tip* When words have a G or followed by i or e, even a silent e the G or C make their other sounds like j or s.

like: ice, nice, face.     and age,  giant, huge 

Don't worry about that for now. It takes a lot of practice to learn new things. 

Watch this video often and try to guess what the next word is with the silent e added. Pause the video to give you time to work it out. When you are ready to try something harder, turn the sound on the video off and read the words without the silent e and pause the video to say what the next word will be. Have fun learning. Remember, be happy with your mistakes.. they are your helpers, helping you to learn. 😀  .