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.

March 11

Covid-19 Child friendly explanation

 

Check out this child-friendly interview that Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn did with RTÉ’s new2day programme last week, that may also be a useful resource when talking about Covid-19 with your child.

There is also an updated advice sheet for speaking to children regarding the virus on the parents board in school.

March 9

Maths Power Hour-Middle Room

Last Wednesday, the children had the opportunity to take part in ‘Maths Power Hour.’  They worked in groups and changed stations every 15 minutes.

Station 1: Darts

Station 2: Maths games

Station 3: Numeracy activities on the iPads

Station 4: Completing written activities

The children had great fun and are working on further developing their Numeracy skills through active activities. We are looking forward to the next session!

March 9

World Book Day-Middle Room

On Friday, the child had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite character from a book.  The costumes were fabulous.

Also, to celebrate the day, the children took part in DEAR time-‘ Drop Everything and Read.’  The children listened to an extract from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and then completed activities on this amazing book. The children loved this exercise.

 

March 6

Epic time reading!🙃👌 Junior Room – World Book Day 2020

As part of our World Book Day celebrations, the children dressed up as their favourite character. They also had time to explore our new reading app Epic, which allows the children to lose themselves in a wide genre of books, some audio and some read along also. Each child chose a book to listen to today and gave feedback to the rest of the class. They also completed a written activity based on their dress up character. We always read alot of books in class, this week however It is safe to say we broke a record! One of the favourites of the week was a story called ‘The book with no pictures’. With loud chanting ‘AGAIN ! AGAIN!’ It was without a doubt a hit in class. You can check out the link below to give you an insight into the type of book it is.

Remember a book is a dream that you hold in your hand!

Keep reading!

Listed below are 10 ways to become a better reader:

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