English lessons with Twinkl

English lesson:  Reading and Writing – all you need is a good book

and a Twinkl book review sheet – it is that easy!

English and Art & Crafts: All you need are some pegs, glue, varnish, patience

and a Twinkl project sheet to record how you did it!

Maths Lessons

Maths Lessons: Daily mental maths, fun with capacity and water, water, water everywhere!

 

 

Fun with Fractions: eating, drinking, cooking, baking, and planting sunflower seeds!

Extension of school closures until April 19th

With the news that schools were going to be closed for a further period of time, we were aware that we needed to continue with our support of teaching and learning and also keep the connection between home and school.

Every so often we make contact with our pupils and their families via email with ideas and plans to help our boys learn while at home.

Some of our older pupils are working independently on Google Classroom with their teachers. Our younger classes are working with their families following their teacher communications via email and some of our classes and teachers are experimenting with other platforms for communication.

Here’s some pictures of our school garden preparations where the boys had planted seeds – some were brought home to be looked after during our time of confinement.

 

 

 

Now our potato seeds are planted and our rhubarb seedlings replanted!  Spring watch is on!

 

March 2020

On the 12th March we were informed by the DES that all schools were to close from 6pm that evening until March 29th. We made plans with our pupils that day and we all packed up our bags with enough books and resources to keep us learning until we came back to school in 2 weeks’ time. School journals went home full of lesson instructions, daily Maths and English exercises were encouraged, Google classroom came to the fore with our older classes, independent learning became our buzz word, emails were sent to encourage distance learning but all the while, consideration was given to the fact that we were dealing with an unknown – a pandemic that could change our lives and how we live forever. We aimed to keep our pupils calm, happy, and busy and we wanted to stay connected to them. We also understood that everybody’s experience at this time was different and that some would face very challenging times.

 

Here’s a St Patrick’s day exercise completed at home as Gaeilge, during this time and a recipe for a lovely St Patrick’s Day Milkshake.