Dear Parents and Children,
We hope you are all well and safe. These are trying times for everyone. Hopefully, everyone is being extra good these days and being nice to everyone at home.
We have been asked to give you a very important message to help keep you and everyone else safe – the Department of Education has asked us to convey to you the absolute need to practice social and physical distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include advice to avoid meeting up and in all circumstances to adhere to HSE guidelines. As part of your school community, parents and guardians should also be urged to support their children to maintain the restrictions on congregating for the safety of all in their community.
Communities Information Notices are available at this link in 17 different languages.
Your teacher has set work for you – click the link below. Attempt what you can do and don’t be worried if you don’t get it finished. If you are feeling stressed about this, you may find the words in this article helpful – “Home Learning – don’t stress about it!”
We regret that with the latest measures requiring people to stay at home, we are no longer in a position to print documents for parents.
Enjoy your Easter and hopefully we will see you back at school shortly afterwards.
Stay well and Stay Safe.
P.S. RTE2 will broadcast “School on TV”, aimed particularly at children from 1st to 6th Classes. The programme will be shown from 11 am to 12 noon Monday to Friday, starting 30 March, with a catch-up segment later in the afternoon.
The programme will also be available on the RTÉ Player and supporting worksheets and other material will be on RTE.ie/learn
Please click on whichever class your son is in:
Note – these pages have been updated with work for the week from Monday 30th March to Friday 3 April
The work for the previous two weeks may still be seen – click here
We would also like boys from 1st to 6th Classes to memorise tables, spending 10/15 minutes each day doing so.
Boys on the Nessy programme can continue to work on it from home.
We have a list of various ways to support your child’s learning during the School Closure – CLICK HERE
Other Resources of interest (we will keep adding information so please check regularly, last updated 27 March):
RTE will broadcast “School on TV” from Monday 30 March from 11 am to 12 noon on RTE2, with a shorter catch-up session later in the afternoon. This is particularly aimed at 1st to 6th classes. Info here. The programme will also be available on the RTÉ Player and supporting worksheets and other material will be on RTE.ie/learn
Also, children’s writer Sarah Webb at @sarahwebbishere, in conjunction with MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland, will be hosting creative writing tasks, games, story prompts, word fun etc from next Monday daily at 1pm.
David Walliams is releasing a free children’s audio story every day for the next month –
Microsoft are starting online weekly sessions from Wednesday 25 March, starting at 1 pm; create your own retro games and learn to code. Mondays for ages 6 to 10, Wednesdays from 11 to 16. Further details will appear on their Twitter account @MS_eduIRL.