This week we are proudly supporting World Nursery Rhyme week. The tradition of young and old sharing Nursery Rhymes dates back too very long ago. I’m sure we all have fond memories of our favourite Nursery Rhymes as children. Sadly this experience is slowly fading away with more children not being exposed to the fun and educational worth a Nursery rhyme offers.
The importance and value of Nursery rhymes in language acquisition should not be underestimated.
Please join with us next week by enjoying Nursery Rhymes together in the home. World Nursery Rhyme week focuses on a different Nursery Rhyme each day so we will be sharing resources and ideas for you to explore.
You could swap the news on the car radio for a Nursery Rhyme playlist and encourage all to join in ! The YouTube channel “Babybum” offers a wide range of visually pleasing Nursery rhymes which the children love.
We would love to see any photos you may have of enjoying Nursery Rhymes, please send them to me email@example.com or upload to your class Seesaw or Google classrooms. The “Getting Ready to Learn” initiative has produced the following very informative leaflet. Nursery Rhyme Leaflet
Tomorrow you will receive your induction date, time and starting date for your child. We are looking forward to meeting you all next week. Any problems with the date please contact me via email as provided or phone the school.
What a brave and very worthy fundraiser Mrs Lisa McKeown is embarking on. Lisa is a school parent and a member of the school’s Board of Governors. On behalf of your fellow Governors and the entire school community we wish you success with your efforts and we would encourage everyone to support Lisa in anyway possible. I’m sure Sè and Eimear are very proud of you. Check out Lisa’s story on her Just-giving page.
On Sunday 17th May, Archbishop Eamon Martin broadcast a special mass from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, for all the children in the Armagh diocese who had their 1st Holy Communion cancelled due to Covid 19.
He asked them to draw a picture of Jesus and send it to their school.
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! 😃
This week the Nursery were looking at the first letter of their own name. They focused on the initial sound and formation of this very important letter. They look very happy in their photographs and have produced some very creative work. Well done 👋
All pupils can now have access to over 7000 free books online through the MyOn website and our Accelerated Reader pupils can log onto Renaissance Place and take free quizzes at home. Both sites must be navigated through the browser on our C2k Home Page. Contact your child’s teacher if you need C2k usernames and passwords.
Easy user guides and additional information are attached here as well as the links to both sites.
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.