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24th March, 2020 

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

 

I hope that you and your families are keeping well during this very difficult timeNone of us have ever experienced anything like it before and it has presented many challenges for us all 

I have no doubt that Covid-19 has put huge pressure on families, who are trying to manage child care, work, care of elderly relatives and in some cases the loss of employment. However, I know that in the midst of this, many of you could readily testify to unexpected acts kindness from friends, neighbours and indeed strangers, all of which renew our faith in humanity and remind us of the resilience and resources that we all have within us. There is an old Irish proverb, ‘Níl in aon rud as seal’, which means  ‘Nothing lasts forever’. This spell too will eventually pass and hopefully we will all emerge safely from it and be the stronger for it. 

Many of you, our parents, are currently working directly in frontline services, trying to address Covid 19. Several of you are in the healthcare sector, while others are in various service industries and are working long hours and extra shifts to keep supplies running smoothly. Our thoughts are with you all at this challenging time and we are indebted to you, for the work that you are doing, on behalf of us all. Míle buíochas libh go léir 

The staff of Scoil Bhríde Cailíní will continue to engage with you all, to ensure that your daughter has work to support her on-going learning. However, it is important for us all to remember, that some of the greatest learning experiences are life experiences, which occur outside the classroom. These experiences are the real university of life and in many ways shape who we become. So let us try and flip the coin and view this difficult time, in which we find ourselves, as an opportunity to reconnect with simple pastimes and skills, often overlooked in the pace of our hectic, modern lives. Maybe it will be an opportunity to do some gardening with your daughter, to learn how to sew a button or identify a garden birdMaybe it will be an opportunity to watch an old movie or point out a constellation in the night sky. This time presents us all with an opportunity to slow down and reconnect with ourselves and our families. Sometimes the best lessons learned by our children are when we think they are not looking at all. Your daughter may already have witnessed you running an errand for an elderly relative or neighbour and quietly learned the real value of kindness. She may have witnessed you queuing patiently in line for groceries and learned the real importance of courtesy and respect. Or maybe she saw you trying to work from home whilst also juggling childcare and learned the real value of dedication and commitment. These are valuable lessons and once learned, will never, ever be forgotten. 

I am conscious that we, the staff, have already sent out a considerable amount of work for all classesI’d ask you to use your own discretion with this work and to tailor it to your own daughter’s needs For the next period coming up to Easter, we would like to switch the focus to a more creative activity. The girls would normally create Easter bonnets at this time of year and so we would encourage you to experiment with this as a family activity at home. We would be delighted if you could then photograph your work and we will organise a display of these photos at a later point. 

On another note, you may have heard that RTÉ television are planning to broadcast lessons for primary school children very shortly. I am delighted to announce that one of our own teachers, Clíona  Chiosáin, will be part of the teaching team leading these lessons. So this will be a lovely opportunity for us all to tune in and watch one of our own. Go n-éirí leat a Chlíona! 

Finally, I look forward to seeing you all again very soon in the mornings and to hearing the cheery voices of all your little ladiesas they file in past me, wishing me Good Morning and brightening up yet another day 

Till then, take care of yourselves, your families and your loved ones. Go dté sibh slán. 

 

Le meas, 

Paula Dargan 

 

 

Covid-19 Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Department of Health and the HSE have produced Covid-19 resources in a range of languages which you can access below:

https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/covid-19-translated-resources/

The languages currently available are Chinese, Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Latvian and Lithuanian.

Le meas,

Paula Dargan

Principal

Junior Infants-Ms. Meenagh & Ms. Gilroy

Maths

  • Recognise 1, 2, 5 and 10c coins
  • Use different coins to make totals of 1c 2c 3c 4c 5c
  • Play shop and use coins to buy different items which cost 1c 2c 3c 4c 5c
  • Practise counting 1-10 (up and down)
  • Using household objects practise counting groups of up to five objects e.g. spoons, crayons, pegs etc.

English

  • Keep completing one letter per day in phonics books
  • Keep practising letter sounds/name of letter daily
  • Go over The Lost Ball readers as normal
  • Word families -at words (hat, rat, bat, fat, cat) and -an words (man, can, tan, fan)
  • If possible, read Zac the Rat story https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-sv-a/?sn=ltr-sv–learn-to-read

Irish

  • This is our leprechaun sldong, you cou practise singing it at home:

Other

  • Continue with the Pre-Writing Book
  • Sing the alphabet song and point to the correct letter of the alphabet as you sing (adult could write the alphabet clearly for this activity)
  • Practise singing nursery rhymes together.

 

Please consider doing some of these activities also…

  • Play a board game
  • Play a game of cards
  • Draw/paint a picture
  • If you like please keep a little diary of all your activity – we would be delighted to see this diary when we return to school.
Senior Infants- Ms. Toomey & Ms. McGeough

Maths

Number 10

  • ·         Find and count sets of 10, eg. 10 spoons, 10 crayons, 10 pictures, etc.
  • ·         Practise writing the numeral 10
  • ·         Addition to 10- Butterflies’ Worksheet.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Adc68e3f3-b1d0-4a54-9e93-f93b45fd1c8f

  • ·         Busy at Maths, Senior Infants, pgs. 92, 93, 94
  • ·         https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources/?levels=0&classes=0&subjects=0&serieses=0&booktitles=0&types%5B0%5D=Book+Sample
  • ·        Maths/Counting games eg. Buzz, Higher or Lower
  • ·        https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

English

  • Reading: Continue to read “What A Mess!”
  • Phonics: Here are some helpful websites:

·         www.starfall.com

·         www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

  • Handwriting:  Handwriting booklet pg. 16-18
  • Oral Language Games: eg. What Am I?, I Spy, Categories, Odd One Out

Irish

  • ·         Continue to practise song “Beidh Aonach Amárach”
  • ·         Continue to practise the following phrases
  • –          Dia duit (Hello)
  • –          Conas atá tú? Tá mé go maith/ Níl mé go maith (How are you? I’m good/ I’m not good)
  • –          An maith leat ____? (Do you like ___?)
  • –          Is maith liom/ ní maith liom ____ (I like/ I don’t like)
  • –          Go raibh maith agat. (Thank you)
  • –         Slán (Goodbye)

Other

  • Religion: Discuss the story of The Last Supper
  • ·        Grow In Love Workbook pgs. 42, 43
  • Please consider doing some of these activities also…….
  • ·         Read stories to/with your child
  • ·         Practise fine-motor activities: play dough, puzzles, beading, threading, zipping up/buttoning coats, tying shoelaces
  • ·         Practise gross-motor activities: skipping, riding a bike, throwing, catching
  • ·         Drawing for a game eg. Pictionary, Don’t Mention It
  • ·         Colour by number/Mindfulness colouring sheets
  • ·         Play a board game/oral language game eg. Snakes and Ladders, Draughts, Guess Who?, Charades, Simon Says, Chinese Whispers, 30 Seconds
  • ·         Play a card game eg. Go Fish, Snap, Uno, Higher/Lower
  • ·        Visit https://www.twinkl.ie/ for a variety of activity sheets

If you like please keep a little diary of all your activity – we would be delighted to see this diary when we return to school.

Second Class- Ms. Kilroy & Ms. Cusack

Maths

  • Mental Maths: P54 and p55
  • 3D shape hunt- Take a walk around your house and draw and write all the 3D objects you can find.
  • Tables- All take away tables. If you have time you can play the games on www.schoolhub.ie

English

  • Spellcheck: P62 and 63
  • Green Genie: p13-15
  • Handwriting: P30 and P31
  • Reading: Keep up the reading log and read any other books you have at home.

Irish

  • An Aimsir- Gaeilge Sheet attached. (If you cannot print this- children can write the sentences on a page and draw the pictures to match)

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A5a411cdd-12e1-464d-812b-cf4fddfdbe8d

Other

  • Write an ‘Ireland’ acrostic poem:

Children can write sentences or words.

For example:

In the land of green, / Irish

R

E

L

A

N

D

Please consider doing some of these activities also…….

  • ·        Play a board game
  • ·        Play a game of cards
  • ·        Draw/paint a picture
  • ·        Watch something on Cúla4/TG4
  • ·        Make a Lego maze
  • ·        Tidy your bedroom

If you like please keep a little diary of all your activity – we would be delighted to see this diary when we return to school.

Sixth Class-Ms. McKay

Maths

  • Continue mental Maths (Have 3 weeks of mental maths done by 27th)
  • Continue with work from Tried and tested book (only the pages that I gave you last Thursday)

Answer these questions

  • If a car travels 45 kilometres in 45 minutes, what is its speed?
  • If 100g of rice costs €0.25, what would an entire Kilogramme cost?
  • If 500ml of perfume costs €25, what would the entire Litre cost?

Explain these equations (Hint: they have a connection to circles)

  • D= 2 X R
  • R= D divided by 2
  • C= D x 3

https://youtu.be/Hlal9ME2Aig Watch this video and answer these questions

  • What is a negative number?
  • Which direction do we move on the number line when we add?
  • Which direction do we move on the number line when we subtract?
  • What are some of the mathematical uses for negative numbers? One example would be temperature, when the temperature goes below zero.

Extra Revision activities:

  • visit http://my.cjfallon.ie, click ‘Student Resources’, then filter to the title you require, making sure ‘Online Book’ is selected under ’Resources’.

Click – Primary, Class 6th: Subject: maths, Series: Busy at maths 6, Resource: online book

  • Do as many activities as you can from chapter 10 (2 D shapes) in Busy at maths 6 in your 999 copy.

English

  • Continue with work given in school last week (finish sheets, written activities etc that I wrote on the board)

Thesaurus hunt

Find the synonyms for the following words and put them into sentences

  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Bored
  • Lucky
  • Funny
  • Excited
  • Good
  • Bad
  • kind
  • Find the poem online and learn the poem ‘Down by the Salley Gardens’
  • Continue with spellcheck activities that I wrote on the board last Thursday
  • Follow this link. Read a book

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=OTM6MTpPNjEzODoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5Nzo2NTExMzg6MToxNTMzMTU4OTAzODQ3#!/bookshelf

  • Based on what you read, write a story, a report, a diary entry, a recount or a book review. (Pick at least 1)

Irish

  • Continue with the work that I gave you from “Sin é” in class last week. Read some more of the stories in the book and practise your Irish Reading.
  • Revise all Irish verbs in your Blue Folder. Show me some evidence of revision in your 999 copy. Write out some verbs in your 999 copy.
  • Scríobh na briathra rialta seo san aimsir caite, aimsir láithreach agus aimsir fháistineach

m.sh tóg

A.C = Thóg, A.L= Tógaim, A.F. Tógfaidh

  • Cas
  • Can
  • Fan
  • Fág
  • Póg
  • Siúl
  • Ól
  • Ith
  • Much

Other

  • History: Continue with the project that I gave you to complete in Small World History in Ireland after the 1916 Easter Rising ( The chapters that I wrote on the board last Thursday)
  • Geography: Continue with the chapter I gave you last Thursday in Small World Geography on Transport.

Twinkl: Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS.

  • Topic: Electricity
  • Do some worksheets
  • Read a powerpoint
  • Carry out an experiment
  • Complete an activity
  • Keep a record of what you did and what you have learned. We will discuss it on our return to school
  • Revise EU countries and capitals and flags.
  • Test yourself with these games.
  • https://www.playgeography.com/games/capitals-of-europe/

Art:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNCdRwdlfZI Watch this video and learn how to draw a Celtic Knot. Draw your own and decorate it.
  • All Work to be done in 999 Copies unless it is otherwise stated
  • Don’t be overwhelmed. Do as much as you can but keep busy! Do your best!!! 😊
Sixth Class-Mr. Devlin

Maths

  • Continue Mental Maths (Just do one week)
  • Using this code write out your name,

A=1, B=2, C=3………….. Z=26.

  • List all the prime numbers from 0-50. (There are 15 of them)

Answer these questions

  • If a car travels 45 kilometres in 45 minutes, what is its speed?
  • If 100g of rice costs 0.25€, what would an entire Kilogramme cost?
  • If 500ml of perfume costs 25€, what would the entire litre cost?

Explain these equations(Hint: they have a connection to circles)

  • D= 2 X R
  • R= D divided by 2
  • C= D x 3

https://youtu.be/Hlal9ME2Aig Watch this video and answer these questions

  • What is a negative number?
  • Which direction do we move on the number line when we add?
  • Which direction do we move on the number line when we subtract?
  • What are some of the mathematical uses for negative numbers? One example would be temperature, when the temperature goes below zero.

Answer these questions

  • – 2 – 4=
  • – 2 + 4=
  • – 5 – 5 =
  • – 3 – 5 =
  • – 10 + 11=
  • – 35 – 35=
  • +35 – 35 =
  • -35 + 35=

English

Thesaurus hunt

Find a synonym for the following words and put them into sentences

  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Bored
  • Lucky
  • Funny
  • Learn the poem ‘Down by the Salley Gardens’
  • Continue with spellcheck activities for one week
  • Read the story at this link; https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/reading-practice/computers
  • Answer the questions on this story on this link https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/sites/kids/files/attachment/reading-practice-computers-worksheet-v2.pdf
  • Continue with your piece of independent writing ( 1 and ½ pages in any genre except procedural)
  • world book Click on this link and read the book on Ancient Greece
  • Read the book and there will be activities on it next week, write down some of the things you found interesting as you’re reading.
  • Bake/cook something during the week.
  • Write the procedure for your dish
  • Write a recount of the experience

Irish

  • Comhrá a scríobh idir dhá cara nach bhfuil in ann a dtithe a fhágáil (can’t leave their house), úsáid na frásaí seo
  • Cad a rinne tú an seachtain seo?
  • An bhfuil aon cúlchaint(gossip) agat?
  • An bhfaca tú_______ ar _________?
  • Léigh na scéalta i BGB a thug mé daoibh agus lean ar aghaidh le na ceisteanna.
  • Freagair na ceisteanna seo
  • An maith leat a bheith abhaile ón scoil?
  • An raibh tú ag caint le na cailíní eile?
  • An bhfuil tú ag tnúth le dul ar ais ar scoil?
  • An bhfuil tú ag cabhrú sa bhaile?
  • An bhfuil tú ag troid le do shiblíní?
  • Cén leabhar a léigh tú an seachtain seo?
  • An bhfaca tú aon scannán?
  • Ar ith tú aon bia deas an seachtain seo?
  • Scríobh na briatra rialta seo san aimsir caite, aimsir láithreach agus aimsir fháistineach

m.sh tóg

A.C = Thóg, A.L= Tógaim, A.F. Tógfaidh

  • Cas
  • Can
  • Fan
  • Fág
  • Póg
  • Siúl
  • Ól
  • Ith
  • Múch
  • Scríobh faoin seachtain soar ón scoil. ½ leathanach sa chóipleabhar.

Other

  • History: Research the events of Easter Week 1916. Complete a timeline in your A4 pad. Use pictures to illustrate your timeline.
  • Countess Markiewicz: Write a short biography of Countess Markiewicz in your own words.
  • Geography: Learn the countries, flags and capitals of the EU countries.
  • Music: https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/the-foggy-dew-sheet-music-and-tin-whistle-notes.html Practice and learn this piece on the Tin Whistle.
  • Music: Write a short piece of music on a treble clef stave. You can print out a blank one here https://www.blanksheetmusic.net/ or just write it into your copy.
  • Art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNCdRwdlfZI Watch this video and learn how to draw a Celtic Knot. Draw your own and decorate

All Work to be done in Homework Copies unless it is otherwise stated

SEÓDA- Ms. Ní Chiosáin

 

Activities are in stages so choose the activity appropriate to your child. Each activity should not exceed 15 minutes.

Maths

  • Using paper circles with 1 – 10 inside, ask your child to place small items (buttons etc) inside the circle.
  • Begin at 1 and continue to the number your child is comfortable with. Each day continue to the next number until 10 has been reached.
  • If the first step has been completed with confidence, place random numbers in circles in front of the child and ask them to place small items in the circles amounting to the correct number.
  • If second step has been completed, encourage your child to complete the activity with no verbal prompt from you, in order to gauge their ability to complete the task unsupported.

English 

  • Choose, or ask your child to choose, a picture book and read the book from start to finish with your child.
  • Repeat reading the book everyday for at least a week to familiarise the child with the story.
  • For visual storytime, Youtube contains the children’s favourite stories such as Owl Babies and Bear Hunt.
  • All stories covered are in the children’s reports in their journals.
  • Give your child the choice to choose two of these stories each day.
  • With phonics, ask your child to verbally express and/or identify the sounds of the letters S,A,T,P,I. This is an important stage and only when the child correctly identifies the phonics three times consecutively should she move onto the next stage.
  • Ask your child to identify by pointing the words at, sat, pat, tap, pit, sit, sip.
  • Ask your child to sound out the words specified above and encourage them to say the word after sounding it out.
  • Give your child all the letter cards. Give her a word card at a time and ask her to construct it. The child should see the word as she is spelling it.
  • Verbally prompt your child to spell the word using the letter cards.
  • When working on the words with your child, begin with ‘at’ and continue if she is confident in progressing. If your child disengages with the task, it should be cut short and revisited the following day.

Links for stories:

Owl Babies – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQRiSTYFHo

The Very Hungry Caterpillar –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

We’re Going on a Bearhunt –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Waoa3iG3bZ4

Room on the Broom –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWB0goTWZic

Music

  • Allow your child to choose the order of the 6 songs they regularly engage with every day. All songs are available on Youtube. The songs are noted in the weekly reports in their journals.
  • Encourage your child to perform the actions for the songs.

Links for music videos:

Itsy Bitsy Spider –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_lCi8U49mY&t=10s

Old Mac Donald –   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6HzoUcx3eo

Bingo –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IvC6fZYGMM

Baby Shark –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX20kcp7j5c

If You’re Happy and You Know It –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71hqRT9U0wg

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuqvGiZi0qg

Art 

  • Choose a letter a day (S,A,T,P,I) and ask your child to draw it using a pencil, crayon or paint.
  • Allow your child to freepaint if she does not engage with the letter activity as all of the children in the class thoroughly enjoy painting.

Freeplay 

  • Every morning, the children are used to at least 20 minutes of freeplay in order for them to settle in for the day ahead. Free play could consist of pretend play with dolls, a tea set, lego, blocks etc. Any activity that engages the child and focuses her attention.

Sensory time 
Sensory time should be allotted at least twice a day if possible because all the children in Seóda benefit from it. The lights can be dimmed or switched off and the curtains or blinds can be drawn. Relaxing music can be sourced on Youtube or Spotify and played at a low volume. Sensory timers are also available online and have soothing visuals for the children. Gather any toys that are squishy, items that are scented, fans, torches or furry/fluffy items and place them in a box for your child to explore during her sensory time. If she prefers to relax rather than play with given items, that’s fine too.

 

Links for sensory time –

Sensory Timer –  https://www.online-stopwatch.com/sensory-timers/

Music Playlist –  https://open.spotify.com/album/0vsh4YCOspZwtU8cI58Wx8?highlight=spotify:track:5IB9GOShcNCZ8fhfoj3NXF or  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RvXsdtPv_4

Yoga 
Yoga is part of the daily routine in the classroom. Although the video below is not what is used in class, your child is familiar with the majority of the poses in it.

Link for yoga video –

 

Tactile Actvity 
The children should participate in two tactile activities daily. Activities can be playdough, puzzle, blocks, lego, sand, water or rice. Bath toys can be used in conjunction with all of these activities or items can be hidden for the children to discover to maintain engagement.

Movement Break 
The children should receive two movement breaks a day. Their movement breaks can take place in a garden, a quick walk down the road and back carrying a backpack with a book or two in it for proprioceptive needs. If the outdoors is not possible, rolling or tumbling on the carpet or following a movement video can be fun and beneficial to your child. GoNoodle is a great resource to get your child active. After each movement break your child should receive sensory time in order for her to find a good level for focusing on her next activity.

Link for GoNoodle –

Home

Other

A possible routine for your child could consist of:

Freeplay.
Sensory time.
Task.
Tactile activity.
Art.
Movement break.
Sensory time/yoga.
Task.
Music.
Movement break.
Visual storytime.

 

This is merely a suggestion but it is in keeping with the general routine of our school day in Seóda.

If you like, please keep a little diary of all your activity – we would be delighted to see this diary when we return to school.

 

 

Third Class- Mr. Maguire & Ms. Dudgeon

Maths 

  • Mental Maths (Continue with the following weeks activities Monday to Friday review, including problem solving section)
  • Some maths activities you could do at home with your children to get those brains working – https://pdst.ie/ProblemSolving

See activities:

  • Dice Train
  • Magic V
  • Teddy Town
  • School Fair
  • Necklaces

English 

  • Spellcheck (Complete blocks 1-4 and linked activities for the next week). Parents can test their children on the words if you wish.
  • Reading: 15 minutes reading every day. This can be your schoolbook (The Talking Horse) or books that you have at home.
  • Handwriting Book: Pick one page each day. Take your time with this.
  • Complete a daily diary of your news (Monday to Friday) Don’t forget to use capital letters and full stops!

Pick one of these story titles. Please write 1 page a day:

  • When I grow up
  • My favourite way to relax
  • Why Engineers are important
  • If I won the lotto
  • My favourite subject in school
  • The importance of farming
  • Reading or Writing – what I prefer the most.
  • My hopes for the future
  • Climate Change – what can we do to stop it
  • I was stranded on a desert island…

(Stories can be longer than 1 page if you wish, but make sure you are writing one page per day! Make sure children are re-reading their own work and changing any mistakes that they see.)

Irish 

  • Bun go Barr: Pick a story each day to read from the book. These should be stories that we have already read. Try your best to complete one of the activities after the story each day. Don’t forget to title and label each section you complete in your copy.
    Other

Project:  

  • Children have been asked to complete one of these projects over the course of the two weeks. If you have already started, then that’s great! Please continue or get started on Monday if you have not.

Options:

Healthy Eating
The Vikings
My Locality (where you live!)

If you have permission, you can use the internet to search for information.

This is to be completed over the course of a number of days.

Use the card provided to complete your project. Remember- the most important thing is that you are showing me new information. You can do this through facts, pictures or both. You can print off a computer or hand-write the information. Use your SESE books if you like!

Please consider doing some of these activities also…….

Play a board game
Play a game of cards
Draw a self portrait
Play games with dice
Make a scrapbook
Put on a play
Make paper aeroplanes

If you like please keep a little diary of all your activity – we would be delighted to see this diary when we return to school.

 

La Belle France!

This Parisien scene, by the girls in 5th and 6th Classes, gives us a little taste of the beauty of the French capital.

Paris, the Seine, la tour Eiffel….. Les vacances arrivent!