KS2 Girls’ Guest Video Conference

KS2 Girls’ Guest Video Conference

We are delighted to welcome Caroline O’ Hanlon, footballer and netball player, “virtually” tomorrow evening at 7 pm to speak to our KS2 girls about her participation in sport and busy life as a doctor.

We know many of our girls look up to Caroline particularly for her performance on the Armagh County, Ladies’ Gaelic team but also as the Captain of the Northern Ireland Netball Team, who participated in the World Cup.  We know they will be eager to listen to and learn from her great wealth of experience.

There will be time to ask questions, so any girls (or Mums) who wish to, please have your questions noted down. We kick off at 7 pm as always, the virtual room will be open 10/15 minutes before that time for everyone to gather.

All “Code of Conduct Permission” replies, must be returned before attendance and we would want to take any girls who have not used Collaborate Ultra before, on a virtual tour of the video conferencing platform tomorrow afternoon in preparation for the event.

Any Mum who has a boy and not a girl in KS2 and who would like to join us, you would be very welcome, the link can be posted to your son’s KS2 Google Classroom for you.  You can contact either one of us at the email addresses below.

Miss Mulkerns + Miss Crawley

pmulkerns611@c2ken.net

ccrawley501@c2ken.net

 

KS2 -Parents

KS2 -Parents

Dear KS2 Parent,

“Collaborate Ultra” is a video conferencing platform available through our C2k school IT system. Over recent weeks we have introduced its use with P6 pupils and are now looking to extend to our P5 and P7 Pupils.

This will begin with small group sessions where we will take pupils through the interface and functions on the platform, these will last 15/20 mins and will require a parent in attendance.

On Wednesday night @ 7 pm we have an opportunity for all KS2 girls- (P5, P6 + P7),  to join us for a presentation by the very well known Armagh footballer and NI netball player, Caroline O’ Hanlon.  Caroline will speak about her sporting achievements and life as a Doctor, there will be opportunity for Pupils to ask questions. The session will last for around 1 hour.

The following week we will have a similar session for KS2 boys but with a different guest speaker.

A User Guide for Collaborate Ultra and a Code of Conduct Guide, with a permission slip was posted to all P5 + P7  Google Classrooms. Please take the time to read, through the Code of Conduct with your child, please sign the slip and return to us through either uploading through Google Classroom or by email.

Once we receive a signed permission we will send the link to a familiarisation  session, through Goggle Classroom.

Please note, you do not need to download any software for this platform, but you will need Google Chrome to run it. 

Thank you and looking forward to Wednesday evening.

Miss Mulkerns + Miss Crawley

pmulkerns611@c2ken.net

ccrawley501@c2ken.net

 

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

A Blessing for P7 on their Confirmation Date

Today was to be Confirmation Day for our P7 class. Unfortunately the ceremony will not be taking place today, but it will take place when safe to do so. We all must be patient and resilient at this time and our Primary 7 class are demonstrating these characteristics. They are mature enough to realise that they will make this sacrament when the time is right.

Our school and Parish have come together again to mark this occasion. Please see the video below in which Fr Aidan delivers a special blessing for our P7’s on this day. Thank you to Fr Aidan for leading the short but powerful service.

Thanks also to Mrs Reel, the P7 assistant, who has designed a personalised prayer memento for each of the Confirmandi as a keepsake of this date. An example is shown below. This will be something our pupils can turn to if they ever need that little extra help or guidance from above.

Finally thanks to the P7 parents / guardians who Mrs Byrne has informed us have come together to give their children a special gift today. They have named a star in the sky after the class. The certificate is shown below along with the link to the website to find out more.

Primary 7 can now enjoy a couple of days off from their remote-learning, safe in the knowledge that their special time will come.

https://www.star-registration.com/pages/star-finder

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