P5 Live Lessons

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 👏

 

P6 – Quiz Night

P6 – Quiz Night

It’s Friday Night and as P6 were promised, in reward for all their hard work in their Google Classroom and “Live Lessons”, at 7 pm we will be kicking off with our “P6 Family, Virtual Quiz Night”.

A link to the Quiz Room has been posted to P6 Google Classrooms, the room will open 15 minutes before the starting time. Have your team name chosen and…   a “goodie bag” will be dropped off tomorrow with the winner, please email contact details when the quiz ends. Good Luck everyone. 

A big thank you to all the other year group teachers for helping out and making it possible.

Miss Mulkerns + Miss Crawley

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from today, Monday the 18th until Sunday 24th of May. The theme for this year is “Kindness” and  at a time when the world feels upside down, kindness can be the key to turning things around. In fact, we often use the expression,  “It is better to give than receive”, but did you know this is backed up by research?  Find out more by clicking on this link.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/kindness-matters-guide

For further information about this year’s campaign click on the you tube link and for advice on parenting through Covid 19, the parenting guide below.

https://youtu.be/Qcyc68d6OAk

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/parenting-during-coronavirus-outbreak

 

Reminder for P6 Parents/Guardians

Reminder for P6 Parents/Guardians


Dear Parent/Guardian,

A reminder that we begin our twice weekly Video Conferences for Literacy and Numeracy this week, (see time-table  below).

In addition, we will also have our now regular Thursday Meet Up at 12 noon for World Around Us. This week our guest speaker will be Josh, who will be speaking about our native plants and animals in the Ring of Gullion.

Links will be in Google Classrooms on the morning, remember to use Google Chrome and join the sessions 5/10 minutes before the time.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and we will see everyone at 10 in the morning! 😃

Miss Mulkerns + Miss Crawley

Mon + Wed @ 10 am- Literacy + Numeracy

Thur @12 – World Around Us

D.J. Declan’s Mood-boosting Post for Primary 4

https://youtu.be/dFoffkMfGu4

Straight after playing a song request for Primary 4 this morning, Q Radio DJ Declan Wilson, took time out during his set, to broadcast a personal post for our pupils who should have made their 1st Holy Communion today. It was a unique and unexpected generous gesture from the big-hearted presenter, who went out of his way to give the children a great shout-out and special celebrity post. Declan – you’re a legend in Mullaghbawn!

A snapshot of P5/6 Work!

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!

 

 

Take Five Steps for Well Being!

Take Five Steps for Well Being!

“Take 5” Everyone!!!

1. Be Active : Play, walk, cycle, run around. Being active helps us keep fit and also makes us feel good.

2. Connect: Have family fun, talk with family, help out at home, share your feelings. Being connected makes us feel loved.
3. Give : Do something nice for a friend or family member, share, smile . Give to yourself – play, be creative, use your imagination, draw, paint, dance, dream. When we give to ourselves or others it makes us feel happy.

4. Take Notice: Watch and listen to what’s going on around you, changing seasons, bugs, birds, flowers and rainbows.  Take notice of how you feel.

5. Keep Learning: Read for fun, learn how to do something new, try your best. Set a challenge you will enjoy. Learning new things makes us feel proud as well as being fun to do.

For lots of family fun ideas check out the link below, to the latest High Five Issue, it’s well worth a browse!!!

https://www.eani.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-05/HIGH%20FIVE%20ISSUE%203%208%20MAY.pdf

 

For our Polish and Lithuanian families there is a some information in Polish and Lithuanian, sorry there is no Latvian available.

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/Take%205%20Leaflet%20dated%2005%2016_Polish_FINAL.PDF

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/Take%205%20Leaflet%20dated%2005%2016_Lithuanian_FINAL.PDF