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:

1 Read

2 Read

3 Read

4 Read

5 Read

6 Read

7 Read

8 Read

9 Read

10 Read

 

March 4

Run around Ireland challenge

 

We are are very excited to be starting our Run around Ireland challenge next week.Each class in school will aim to reach various landmark destinations around Ireland, while also sharpening our Geography Knowlegde. Each lap of our Astro pitch will equate to 1km for this particular challenge and as a classroom, we will decide where we would like to visit. Keep an eye out on our Active board in the hall to monitor each class’s progress, which will be marked with coloured threads.

Thank you to the active committee and other pupils in the senior room for working out the distance from Inver to each destination!  Let’s get moving!

This month, while we continue develop the strand of Games in P.E. , we will be do using on the fundamental movement skill of Dodging. See picture below.