End of Year Assembly and Newsletter

This week’s assembly is on the importance of reading.

Here is a copy of our latest School Newsletter.

School Newsletter Issue 8

Growth Mindset

This week’s assembly is on the topic of developing a growth mindset. Being open to learning more is very important for children (and adults too). Here is our assembly:

We would encourage each pupil to continue to attend the Zoom meetings with their teacher and to upload items to Seesaw each day. This will be our last week to assign formal, academic tasks. From the 15th to 19th June, we will facilitate a number of fun, online activities to conclude this term and to celebrate all the children’s hard work.
The end of year reports, booklists and a reading record sheet will be posted out this week. Please note the booklists are also available on the school website under ‘Useful Information’. The purpose of the reading record sheet is to encourage pupils to read over the summer holidays or listen to books read aloud. I will speak more about it in next week’s assembly.

Water Safety

This week’s assembly is on the topic of water safety. Staying safe in and around water is paramount. Here is the link to our assembly:

Thank you to Ms. Crummy for recording this important message.
We would encourage each pupil to continue to attend the Zoom meetings with their teacher and to upload items to Seesaw each day. Ms. Reynolds will assign a series of activities on Seesaw based on water safety this week. Please encourage your child to complete these. Here is a link to the Water Safety Ireland’s PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety) programme: https://www.rte.ie/learn/2020/0513/1138157-learn-skills-that-save-lives-by-becoming-a-paws-hero/ They are running a colouring competition with the closing date on Thursday, 4th June if your child is interested in completing an entry.

Farm Safety

This week’s assembly is on the topic of farm safety. Staying safe on the farm is very important. Here is this week’s assembly:

Please go to www.agrikids.ie to learn more about farm safety.

Shared Education Project on Bees

The children in Taunagh N.S. and Ardkeeran N.S. are going to complete a Shared Education project on the topic of bees this week.

Our assembly video explains what is involved in the project.

Here are all the details:

Shared Education Project Bees

Caterpillar to Hawk Moth

Watch this real life footage of a caterpillar turning into a Hawk Moth.

Junior Room 11th – 15th May

 

Dear Parents & children,

Many thanks for your continued support and hard work throughout the school closure.

I really enjoy checking in on the seesaw activity answers every day.

I also look forward to the zoom meetings to see and hear how you are all getting on.

I miss you all very much.

 

Below are the activities for the week 11th-15th May.

J-S-Homework-Sheet-11th-–-15th-May-2020

 

Homework Sheet first & second- 11th – 15th May

The Cautious Caterpillar Assembly

This week’s assembly is on the theme of embracing change. I hope it will provide some encouragement to the pupils as they continue their learning at home and adapt to new scenarios.

Super Learners

This week’s assembly is on the theme of being a super learner. I hope it will provide some encouragement and motivation to the pupils as they continue their learning at home.

Here is the video:

Active Home Week

We have been very fortunate with the weather recently. I hope it continues this week as it is Active Home Week from Monday, 27th April to Sunday, 3rd May. We prepared an assembly for the pupils to encourage them to be active every day for at least 60 minutes:

This is part of our work to become an Active School. Have a look at the at the Active Schools website to find out more: https://activeschoolflag.ie/index.php/active-home-week-2020/
Please encourage your child to keep a record of how they are being active each day.
They can complete the Challenge Chart in one of three ways:
1. Print out the chart, complete it, photograph it and email it back.
2. Fill in the chart by typing into it and email it back.
3. Draw out the chart, complete it, photograph it and email it back.
Wishing you all an active week filled with fun!