June 22

End of Year Message

Dear Parents,

This year more than ever we are sure many of you are delighted to see the arrival of the summer holidays. It has been a challenging few months for ourselves , yourselves and our wonderful pupils. We have all been asked to work in ways that are new to us, alongside the added worry of the risk to our health and that of our loved ones.

We want to sincerely thank you for the efforts you have made in helping your child(ren) engage in distance learning. We know it was not easy between broadband issues, access to devices and perhaps lack of motivation. We could not have managed the high degree of engagement  without you. We know the cancellation of Communion and Confirmations was such a disappointment to the children but please God they will get to celebrate their special day soon.

As yet  we do not know what the return to school will look like, we are planning as usual but we are aware that it will probably not be as ‘normal’. We will continue to be guided by the HSE and Department of Education and will advise you accordingly via email. (Please notify us of  any changes to email addresses over summer.)

Thank you to everyone for returning school books last Friday and thank you for your forbearance during this unprecedented time.

We remind you at this time also that pupils and adults are NOT PERMITTED to use the school grounds, without permission, for insurance purposes. Thank you.

We sincerely wish you and your families a relaxing and enjoyable summer,

Kind regards,

The staff on Inver N.S.

Check out this video and take a look back on our year . Also there is a special dedication to our wonderful 6th class , whom we will miss so much!

 

 

 

May 2

Active Home Week 2020

Well done to everyone for the phenomenal effort you made during your very first (and hopefully last) Active Home Week. We are all blown away by the variety of activities you managed to squeeze in and to be honest we are all a little bit jealous we were not doing them too! You are as fit as fiddles and great little advertisements for staying fit and having fun!

Take a look at the photos and see how many friends you recognise!!

Keep up the great effort .

A healthy heart and body = A healthy Mind

Below is an excellent poem Erin wrote  for Active week.    Maith an cailín!!

Here are some additional photos from AHW. What a fabulous place we live. Farm work , the bog, bouncing castles, construction ,  cycling,  country  walks and beach walks! Beautiful!

                           

April 26

Active Home Week 2020

This week would have been our Active school week (and is also National Active Schools Week) and while we as a staff are gutted not to be celebrating with you all, we know that what we are doing, staying apart, is much more of a priority right now…and we know you are having heaps of fun and activity at home too!

We look forward to doing the activities we had planned for this week another time. Activities such as Tug o war competitions with Tug of war Ireland, visit to Kilcommon gym with workout, rowing with the rowing club, aerobics with Barbara and of course parent netball game amongst many more activities.

However, there is no reason we cannot all stay fit and healthy and sweat it out in our own nests to mark this special week and share our photos with each other.

For Active Home Week, we ask everyone to complete 4 activities a day which will culminate in at least 60mins a day exercise. So this can be anything from a game of soccer, frisbee, hula hooping, joe wicks workout, cosmic yoga, toys in a box tidy up races (love that one for the end of the day), walking, dancing..the list is endless. See above picture for more ideas.

We would love to share your great effort and engagement on our blog so please don’t be shy in sending in those pics to our school email address by the end of the week for us to display for everyone to see. Did you know our blog is visited by people from all over the world?!!!

If you would like to complete a grid such as one below, we can email you one if you wish and you can return it be email at end of week. (Or you can draw up your own..no pressure)

Keep up the fantastic effort at home. You are amazing!

April 14

The Reading Academy – Free resources

 

The reading Academy have made the course, ‘Helping your child with Dyslexia’ available for free to all parents.  This course contains 4 lessons. Within each lesson are 7 separate activities, including parent guides and worksheets, that specifically work on children’s listening and comprehension skills. The course will benefit all children, and not just those who struggle with reading or who have dyslexia.

Here’s how to get it:

 

 

March 30

Maths Website set up for students.

All students are set up on www.ixl.com Your child will need their username and password to log in.  You need to email the school inverns@outlook.ie to get these details and  instructions of what work you should complete.   When you have these details you can access the site here        https://ie.ixl.com/

 

The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) have advice and resources for Keeping Children and Young People Well during Covid-19. These can be accessed by visiting     https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html#15

March 29

RTÉ HOME SCHOOL HUB

Starting on RTÉ2 from Monday 30 March, teachers on the RTÉ Home School Hub will present three short class segments aimed at 1st and 2nd class, 3rd and 4th class and 5th and 6th class. Classes will start each morning from 11am to 12pm, so plenty of time to get a solid breakfast in and maybe a quick walk.

Classes will start on television, for an hour, before directing the kids to fun content and projects on rte.ie/learn and the RTÉ Player.

And then the kids takeover, as RTÉ Home School Extra kicks off at 4.15pm where kids from all over the country can reconnect by uploading and posting video messages and content.

And it couldn’t be easier to add into your day: On RTÉ2/RTÉ Player/rte.ie/learn, children will be able to watch/download and engage with curriculum-based content, project work and fun activities that will keep them entertained and learning.

All content will be presented by qualified primary school teachers, modelled and curated around the existing primary school curriculum, so you can bring the best bits of school home each day.

March 20

Distance Learning

Free Resource bank 

Click link below to access packs to aid with distance learning, enter your email address, create a password and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.  You can then access/download all School Closure Packs from twinkl.ie!

https://www.twinkl.ie/offer

 

 

Other educational publishers have also opened up access to their resources.

http://www.edcolearning.ie    Username ; primaryedcobooks  Password ; edco2020

http://www.cjfallon.ie

Scoilnet is a resource to support schools, teachers, students and parents and can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet/news/article/news/detail/News/des-announcementand-scoilnet-supports/

Scoilnet Website – students and teachers can access over 20,000 resources shared by primary and post-primary teachers anytime, anywhere. Search materials by class/year group, subject, strand, and learning outcomes.

World Book Online –all students in Ireland have open and free home access to World Book Online. World Book is a trusted encyclopedia containing thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.

Scoilnet Theme pages –primary school teachers and students can access subjectbased themed pages. Each theme page presents a set of links and resources on a particular topic.