P5 Signs of Spring

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.

https://youtu.be/H01OmxkpKEU

 

FROM DIARIES TO VLOGS

FROM DIARIES TO VLOGS

Its official! P4 are Newsdesk Vloggers.

Instead of Monday morning diary writing about their weekend news, this week Primary 4 created vlogs using the Flipgrid app for the first time.  Several entries were published by C2k Newsdesk and can be viewed in the Newsdesk Vloggers segment.

 

ACCELERATED READER PUPILS

Accelerated Reader online books, quizzes and resources can be accessed from home and will be available FREE to our AR pupils from Wednesday 8th April. Full details and an Easy -user guide will be posted here next Tuesday. Thank you all for your patience while we resolve the connectivity issues. Special Thanks to Miss Mulkerns and parent Mrs Darby for communicating the initial problems. We should soon be up and reading again!

AR Readers

Palm Sunday

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday and marks the beginning of Holy Week. As we aren’t in school to hear the story of Palm Sunday, we thought you might like to listen to the story of “Dan the Donkey”.

Dan is the youngest and smallest donkey in the field where he lives. He’s teased by the other donkeys, especially when he reveals his big dreams for the future.

But one day Dan’s dreams come true, he is chosen…

To find out more click on the link below to the BBC Schools’ Radio Page watch and listen.

We’d love to see Palm Sunday pictures, from all our boys and girls, so get busy draw your pictures, take a photograph of them and email them to your teacher or to Miss Mulkerns at her address: pmulkerns611@c2ken.net. Be sure to include your names and classes in your emails please.

This is an ideal opportunity for our KS2 Pupils, (P5+P6+P7), to try out their own school email addresses, as their teachers have been encouraging them this week. All they need to do is to log into their MySchool Account, look for “Microsoft 365” on the Launch Pad, click on it and then on “Outlook”. Click on “New Message”, type in your teacher’s address at the “To”. The”attach” button on the tab at the top allows you to search for a picture stored in your computer files. When attached hit “Send”

We look forward to seeing your work.

Miss Mulkerns

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00wg4xt

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

 

 

 

 

Free School Meals

Dear Parents/Guardians

We believe from Posts on the “Education Authority Twitter Account”, that they will be making payments of £2.70/child /day for all families currently eligible for Free School Meals. Payments will be made directly into bank accounts on a fortnightly basis and will continue over the Easter Holidays. For those families for whom the Education Authority does not have bank details they will send a text to you to direct you to their website where there will be a form to complete. Please be aware with phone coverage in our area, texts may not reach you and you may need to follow up directly with the Education Authority.

For anyone finding their circumstances may have changed below is the link for downloading the form for applying for Free School Meals.

https://www.eani.org.uk/sites/default/files/2019-05/Final%20General%2019-20%20GG.pdf

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