On World Autism Awareness Day we would like to give a big shout out to all our wonderful children with Autism. We treasure your valuable insight into the world and the joy you bring to the classroom. To the families of Autistic children, we see everyday what a brilliant job you are doing. Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of getting to know your child. We hope you have a very special day.
Kind regards from the whole school community.
We hope you enjoyed our Masked Readers yesterday, the competition between the staff caused great excitement and lots of laughs.
The staff member who got all the readers correct within the shortest time was:
🌟. Mrs O’Hagan 🌟. Well done.
The readers were as follows:
1. Miss C. Crawley.
2. Miss N. Murphy
3. Mrs K. Nolan
4. Mr. P. McDonnell
5. Miss K. McArdle
6. Mrs P. Byrne
7. Mr P. McCoy
9. Miss P. Mulkearns
10. Miss E. McCann.
Let us know how you got on. We hope you enjoyed it and thank you for your participation.
Thank you for staying tuned. We hope it wasn’t too easy for you. After listening to our last few storytellers please send your answers, guessing 1-10 to your teacher. Just to let you into a little secret, at the moment all teachers are included in the competition, no one knows what their colleagues presented. I wonder which staff member will get 10/10 first. Tick Tock, Tick tock …………..
We hope you enjoyed the nail biting performances in episode 1 . We separated the episodes out just to avoid binge watching. Apparently this has happened over lockdown !!
Lights, camera, action.
Click on the following link for episode 2. https://youtu.be/YfnNo4_q-90
Tomorrow we will present to you our very own masked reader competition. The exciting series consists of three episodes. Opening episode set for airing at 9am, episode 2 at 11am and the final episode at 1pm. Get your pen and paper at the ready to guess our ten story tellers. When you are happy with your selection please send on your answers to your teacher through your class online platform.
We hope you have as much fun watching as we did in the making.
Good luck and enjoy.
Next week Thursday 4th of March we will be joining in the celebrations for World Book Day 2021. As a school we endeavour to foster a love for reading all year round by exposing each child to a variety of books, genres and reading audiences. Statistics about regarding the importance of reading to your child in the early years and encouraging independent reading when the child has acquired the skills to do so.
” Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success, more than family circumstances, parents’ educational backgrounds or incomes. ”
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and development.
We intend to make next week all about BOOKS 📙📕📗📘. We have planned a week of fun-filled activities to celebrate our love of books. All children, families, parents, grandparents and more are welcome to join in. The aim is to get talking about books and to have some much needed fun exploring them. Books offer us the perfect opportunity for escapism, so for the times that we are in, let’s use books to cheer us all up. 😀
The Program for the week is as follows.
Monday: Potato Challenge – Decorate a spud as your favourite reading bud.
Tuesday: Capture the Quirky. We want pictures of your novelty reading spaces.
Wednesday : Come Dine with me – Prepare a menu to host a meal for your favourite book character.
Thursday: we present, THE MASKED READER. Please send any photos of your kids in fancy dress for World Book Day.
Friday: Design time: design a costume or new book cover for your favourite character or book,
All activities open to all ages. Also check out the web site of Scholastic and David Walliams for some additional activities.
Check out the following link for an explanation of all the above activities. Your teacher will keep you updated through your class online platform. https://youtu.be/Hp60dExRnCQ
P6 and P6/7 pupils had worked so hard on creating their own Cribs and unfortunately with the recent upsurge in Covid we didn’t want to send them home. So here’s the next best thing… a small production team this week helped us put together this very special Christmas message, featuring all of the Cribs!!!
We wish all the hard working (and creative), Boys and Girls of P6 and P6/7 and their families a very Happy Christmas.