It was lovely to see and talk with P5 pupils who started their live lessons using Collaborate Ultra on Friday morning. It was great to hear what you are all doing (in addition to your superb class work).
Our first lesson took us on a virtual trip to Iceland 🇮🇸 to read a myth “The Stone Trolls“ which explained the shape of Iceland’s large stones.
Just like in class, P5 generated a lot of conversation and are very keen to continue their lessons to learn more about volcanoes.
We are looking forward to our next lesson and finding out more about what you boys and girls are getting up to while school in the real world is closed.
Exciting to see that our school in the virtual world is opened and keeping us all busy at this time 👏
Congratulations to P5/6 pupils who since Easter have set a target to read “One Book a Week”. This achievement was recognised by Mrs Murphy, Literacy Coordinator, who presented P5 pupil Ciara and P6 pupil Cailaim with the Accelerated Reading Top Reader of the Month Certificate.
Not only did P5/6 read the classics Black Beauty and Around the World in 80 Days, they read a non-fiction book The Deadly Vikings by local author John Farrelly, cousin of P5 pupil Oisin O’Hagan.
As you will see in their short film pupils completed book reviews and character studies, created Google Quizzes and even designed and made a home for Badger in The Wind in the Willows.
On top of all this P5/6 have been busy writing, Ava wrote instructions on how to make face masks which she shared with the class while others entered a GAA writing competition to describe their favourite GAA player! It is great to see that all pupils chose to write about their own family members who have contributed so much to GAA sports in our local football clubs.
Well done P5/6 a very busy couple of weeks for you all and we all look forward to another 7 weeks of hard work!
Huge thanks to guest speaker Una Walsh who kindly joined our P6 online classroom yesterday for a virtual tour of South Armagh. Never one to be beaten by circumstances beyond her control, Una quickly adapted her annual bus tour for P6, presenting photos and a lively discussion on our virtual classroom Collaborate Ultra.
Bus tour, or virtual tour, pupils were enthralled with Una’s knowledge and stories of Ballykeel Dolmen, Jackson’s Follie, Carrive Mass Rock and St Monnina’s Well. A wonderful tour for everyone with excellent questions from the pupils prompting Una for more information. ( we are wondering if any parents P6 or not, would like a similar virtual experience with Una , if so please comment below and we will be in touch)
Well done P6 for your participation in the tour and making the experience a very enjoyable one for all involved.
This evening it is the turn of P5/6 to showcase their work
Well done on the fantastic work completed to date.
We look forward to seeing more of this standard after the Easter holidays.
This week Mr McDonnell assigned pupils a task on their Google Classroom to submit videos and photos showing Signs of Spring in our local community.
Click on the link below to view P5’s short film showing how busy they have been at home capturing photos and short films.
Well done P5, we look forward to seeing more films which will be uploaded during the week.
To mark World Book Day we are encouraging every child to bring their favourite books to school share personal reading choices and recommendations with their classmates. Each child will be given a book token for a free book which can be redeemed in Waterstones or at the School Book Fair next week.
We are delighted that local author John Farrelly will visit classes tomorrow to talk about becoming an author and introduce his latest release “Vikings”
Pupils who wish to dress as a character from a book are very welcome to do so, but it is entirely OPTIONAL and there is no charge for this non-uniform event.
Mrs O Murphy, Literacy Coordinator.