A little snapshot of some of the activities during last week, including Making patterns in Maths, Shapes, Yoga, Science and fine motor skills activities. The children were also so good at finding and recognising some ‘star words’ on our reading chart. …Mùinteoir actually fainted! Little stars!
It has been such an enjoyable 2 days having these happy faces in front of me. We are all getting to know each other again slowly and have had plenty of fun dancing, listening to stories, having discussions, exercising, rhyming, playing games with numbers, sequencing and much more. You are all so unique and amazingly clever and I am already so proud of each of you!
Here we have a little back to school video for all the boys and girls. You will notice some little measurements we are taking here in Inver to make our school a safe and happy place. You may hear of different measurements in other schools and that is ok. Every school is unique, just like ourselves! We are really looking forward to seeing you all!
Below also is a link to our updated Back to school plan. Please click in to link and check the ‘Measurements’ section for new information that was not in original plan. These measurements are subject to change in line with HSE advice and government guidelines.
We have a new page to the right (in yellow) Covid-19 Information dedicated to keeping everyone updated on information in relation to Covid-19 and in particular the changes that will take place in our school.
Please keep informed and check in from time to time. Thank you
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,
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!
The GAA, supported by the Cumann na mBunscol and the GPA, are delighted to announce the publication the #GAAPrimary Challenges in a new weekly format – a series of learning & physical activities for children in Primary School. These activities can be found on the above link.
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.
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 email@example.com 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/
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.
Amazon today cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children of all ages for as long as schools are closed. This means you can stream an incredible collection of stories for free at home. Here is the link