KS2 -Week 1

Phew!!! We have all survived a most peculiar week, one which has rocked the normal rhythms of all our lives and we’d like to say Parents and Children, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

We have thrown “Google Classroom” at you, and Parents (and children), you have all done amazingly well!!!

The chat between the children has been wonderful and they have all remembered their on-line etiquette. There have been many wonderful examples of helping each other out and displays of good manners, well done children.

The enthusiasm from the children for work has also been wonderful. It is scheduled for 9 am each morning and answers to the day’s work for 8 pm. We ask you Parents, to please check the work, we will also be checking, but we will be focusing on a particular subject area or set of questions daily. We will send private messages when there are issues, please reciprocate if you are having issues.

The quantity and quality of work uploaded has blown us away. We have shared here some of the Art and Science work completed by P5 and P6 year Groups yesterday. If you’ve been wondering why rainbows are popping up in windows, they are being placed there to spread joy, in these otherwise dark days. We hope you enjoy our display.

We included a short survey in yesterday’s activities for feedback on activities to date. Thank you to all those children and Parents who completed this, (for anyone who hasn’t there is still time and we welcome your feedback for moving forward).

Finally Parents, C2K passwords have a security element which means that they have to be changed every 120 days, pupils did change them after Christmas but some may in the coming days needed changed again. A message will pop up on screen, to prompt this and it must be done on a PC. If there are any issues please email us as we can change them remotely.

Thank- you, have a lovely weekend, stay safe.

P Mc Coy,  P Mulkerns , C Crawley,  K Mc Ardle

 

 

 

 

Live History Lesson

 

A great opportunity tomorrow to take part in a live history lesson on life in WW2 Wartime Liverpool. It is aimed at Upper Primary school age and takes place tomorrow Wednesday, 25th of March  at 1 pm. It is particularly relevant to our P5/6 Class who just recently read “Letters from the Lighthouse” which is set in WW2.

The lesson will include a tour around Western Approaches Secret WW2 HQ in Liverpool city centre and will discuss the Battle of The Atlantic, the role of Liverpool during the war, rationing, air raids and more.
The Facebook link is:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2474586906125611/?active_tab=about

P6 Parents

Dear P6 Parents / Guardians

Miss Mulkerns’ class experienced problems today accessing Google Classroom we think the reason for this is the increased amount of traffic through the C2k system. We believe that C2k were working on it over the weekend whilst we were assigning tasks.

Hopefully all problems are solved and we should be ready to go in the morning.

Thank you for your patience

Miss Mulkerns

Parents/Guardians of P5, P6 + P7 Pupils

Dear Parents/Guardians of P5, P6 + P7 Pupils

We are using these days to prepare work/activities for our classes. These we will be uploading to each classes’ Google Classroom, on a daily basis from Monday.

Last Friday all KS2 pupils took home a sheet with login and password details to check their home access, we know some have been successful because we can see their online activity, well done! However, there are still a number who have not yet accessed.

Parents we ask that today or tomorrow you please ask for the sheet, (it may still be buried in a school bag), and take the time to sit with your child and check their access. Sometimes Homepages etc. can look different when accessed outside of school and this can cause confusion for the child.

We will be in school over the next two days and are happy to answer questions or help if we can with access, issues. We have given our email addresses below and over the next 2 days we would like to get any access issues sorted, please email and if we can possibly help, we will.

We will upload tomorrow to the Google Classrooms a suggested timetable, with materials and resources uploaded from Monday for all KS2 classes- P5, P5/6, P6 and P7.

Details for other Year Groups will follow tomorrow.

Stay safe and well everyone.

KS2 Teachers;

pmccoy148@c2ken.net

pmulkerns611@c2ken.net

ccrawley501@c2ken.net

kmcardle514@c2ken.net

 

Attention Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I wish to advise you to make preparations for a significantly long period of school closures.

At this point we cannot confirm if we will be reopening on Wednesday. We expect that a directive from the Assembly’s Ministers to close, is imminent.

We will continue to keep you updated as events unfold.

Please spread the word.

Peter Mc Donnell

Principal

 

River Project

It was a beautiful morning today for a walk along the river to kick start our P6 River Project. We met with Therese from the Ring of Gullion, and Tommy a local fisherman, who has known the river and its wildlife all his life. P6 had lots of questions to ask about the fish found in the river, the health of the river and the signs of pollution or climate change. Thank you to Tommy for answering our many questions, we have now lots of information and stories to work with. Over the next few weeks P6 pupils will be developing work which will be accessible to everyone using the boardwalk through talking posts, these will be installed at points along the walk for everyone to learn more about our village and its river. Exciting times!!!

International Woman’s Day 2020

We marked International Woman’s Day on Friday with a visit to each of our KS2 classes by a local woman. P7 had a very special visitor, Mr Mc Conville’s Granny, Margaret, who has played and continues to play, an important role in her local GAA Club, Crossmaglen.

Una Walsh visited P6, with a teacup and saucer part of a tea set given to her by her mother. She told P6 about growing up in South Armagh and how this tea cup and saucer were precious to her as her Mother had used it with pride to mark special visitors and occasions.

P5/6 had a video conference with Ciara McAuley, a female engineer, who was awarded the Queen’s University Engineering Student of the Year for her role in the upgrade of the A6 road between the Castledawson roundabout and Magherafelt. During our conference Miss Hearty and Ciara discovered they play camogie on opposing teams for Colleges Camogie Tournaments.

P5 were visited by Enya, who is studying Business with coding at College. She told the children all about her education, from St Pauls to University in London, and about her success in ballet. Enya gave great advice to always follow your dreams and ambitions and to travel as much as possible.

A big thank you to all our visitors for giving of their time to inspire our young boys and girls with their life stories. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our girls, their Mums and Grandmothers and extended family members, as well as our staff, a very Happy International Woman’s Day.