Covid-19. Schools closed.
I understand that it is difficult continuing home schooling. Each teacher has sent more details of work to you on email. If you did not receive an email please contact me. More work will be sent out if/when we learn that the schools continue to be closed after the Easter break. During the Easter holidays, children should have a break from school work. They might like to do some baking, gardening , art instead.
I spoke to Fr. Derek and he says it is too early to make a decision as to whether or not First Holy Communion will go ahead as planned. I will let you know if there are any updates on that front.
Check out RTE2 at 11am each day..
There is a deluge of work online given that there is free access to Folens and Edco.
But do remember that the children need down time too!
Unfortunately the Easter raffle will have to be postponed. It will take place at a later date. All raffle lines sold will be honoured. Any sheets people have at home can be filled in and given to us when a new date is announced.
Folens have given free access to everyone during this time.
Parents and teachers can follow the steps below to get access:
Go to FolensOnline.ie and click register
Fill in a username, email and password
For Roll Number use the code: Prim20
Children from junior infants to 2nd are used to Abair Liom which has lots of games, comhra, songs etc. If you log on your child will probably be able to navigate the resources for you. Those from 3rd to 6th should try it too. It really is a fantastic resource. If they find the level too difficult just try a lower class level. Starlight and Explorers are also being used by the younger classes and have many resources and videos. It may take a few moments to set up an account with Folens but it is well worth it.
Some more ideas
Read everyday! ( for at least 30 mins)
Make a board game.
- Make up some dance routines
- Make a quiz for your family.
- Do something nice for everyone in your house everyday.
- Write a short story with illustrations.
- Have a picnic in the garden…let the sun shine on your face!
- Make a model playground/ town using card and paper.
-Learn to draw different things…sketch yourself or get help from the internet “ Step by step how to draw a …”
-Have a treasure hunt with your family ( you might have some eggs to hide!)
- Listen to David Walliams reading his audio books everyday. www.worldofdavidwalliams.com
Get some indoor exercise on wet days with ‘Go Noodle’
Practise any instrument you can play.
Keep a weather diary for the holidays….temperature, wind, precipitation.
Have a family disco if the sun doesn’t shine!
Edco has given free access to parents fro all of their online resources. Simply log into edcolearning.ie/login. Level: primary, Username: primaryedcobooks, Password: edco2020. There are many websites available for extra work and a fun website which is giving everyone free access for the next few weeks is twinkl.ie . Free subscription is also available at www.nessy.com. Other useful sites include www.ictgames.com, www.coolmathsgames.com, www.dkfindout.com, www.oxfordowl.co.uk, and www.jollyphonics.co.uk. has lots of interesting art ideas too. It might be a good time to do some baking, tidy out your toys and bedroom, plant something in the garden or make your own book.
It is an unsettling time for everyone and I encourage you to follow HSE guidelines on hand washing and cough etiquette. Let's hope these measures will contain Covid-19 and we will all be back at school very soon. In the meantime if you have any questions or queries please email email@example.com.