Remote Learning -5th & 6th Class, 25th-29th Jan

To all the parents and pupils of 5th and 6th class

In these difficult circumstances, I hope you are all continuing to stay well and safe. It is hard to believe that we are entering our third week of remote learning. I want to take this opportunity to thank every single one of you for your engagement and participation over the last number of weeks. You have all done exceptional work.

I have now emailed a plan of work for 25th – 29th Jan to all parents in daily timetable format together with a number of attachments and list of extension activities. If you have not received the same please let me know.

There will be two Zoom classes next week, one on Tuesday 26th January for Irish and the other on Thursday 28th January for English poetry at 2.15pm on both days. Once again I must stress that I need you all to notify me via email by 10am Tuesday & Thursday morning at the latest if you wish for your child to be invited to these classes, otherwise you will not receive the link. The final part of each Zoom class will be set aside for Questions & Answers the pupils may have on any of their work.

Please try to engage with Seesaw on a daily basis. If you can’t upload onto Seesaw every day, only do the days you can or even only certain activities. It is important that the letter writing exercise next week is completed by the end of the week to ensure that nobody is left out or left awaiting a letter that they do not receive.

If you have any questions, queries or feedback, don’t hesitate to contact me on my email address.

I wish you all the best this week andI hope to see you all soon.

Mrs Campbell

School Update

Hello Parents and Students,

We hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. As we settle in to our first week of remote learning we wanted to touch base to say a very big well done and thank you to you all for your participation so far. We know this is not an ideal situation and we would all rather be at school, however at the minute that is not possible. We would ask parents to bare with us as this is challenging times for everyone. We are constantly taking on board concerns and queries from parents and doing our very best to accommodate you all in any way we can. Any new form of learning always presents challenges but by working together we can overcome these.

As always the well being of our students is our priority. I would like to remind parents that Joe Wicks has PE lessons for students on his YouTube channel, The Body Coach TV, on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s at 9am.
Similarly, Donna Dunne Fitness has daily 10 minute exercise programmes on her Facebook page at 9am and 12 pm, suitable for all students.

We really miss seeing all the children’s faces and hearing from them all so we have decided to organise a whole school Family Zoom quiz on Friday 15th January at 12.30pm. We would love to see as many families as possible taking part, Mammy’s and Daddy’s included. All you need is some blank paper and a pen/pencil to write down your answers. If you wish to take part, please make sure we have an email address to send the zoom link to on Friday morning before the quiz starts and please email mswhelan2020@gmail.com with your email address and let her know you will be joining.

Looking forward to seeing you all then, take care.
Ms Whelan & Staff

Remote Learning for 5th & 6th Class

Dear Parents, Boys & Girls

Happy new year to you all. I hope you had a wonderful festive season with your families. I was so looking forward to seeing you all again and hearing about your Christmas activities but for now it is safer for you to be at home and I will do my best to help and support your learning remotely.

By now most of you will have collected your books from school. Anyone who has not please email me and we can arrange to get them to you as soon as possible. I hope you enjoy the treats I left for you!

I have emailed all work plans and associated resources for the next two weeks to you. If for some reason you did not receive these then please email me at campbellinfants@gmail.com and I will rectify this immediately. Some activities have been assigned to Seesaw and more will be added each week. Please try not to get overwhelmed by it all, do what you can and I know you will try your best! I am here to help you in anyway I can, all you need to do is ask.

I look forward to seeing your lovely work in the coming weeks

Stay safe everyone!

Mrs Campbell

Christmas in 5th & 6th Class

The lead into Christmas this year was a busy one and thankfully we started early! Here are a few snippets of what I can only describe as a breathtaking show. I was so proud of all my budding actors and actresses so well done everyone and I hope you all enjoy the DVD of ‘Not Such A Silent Night’ among family and friends over the Christmas holiday period. Our Christmas candle jars also provided a wonderful backdrop to our show.

Last but by no means least were the Christmas Shape Poems that the pupils designed, masterpieces in their own right! Well done to the boys and girls in the senior classes for your attention, diligence and hard-work this term. Now lots of chocolate has been well earned over the Christmas break! Merry Christmas everyone and I look forward to seeing you all safe and well in the new year.

Smoking Poster Competition

For SPHE we learned a lot about Smoking and Alcohol. We had a poster competition where the challenge was to design a poster and/or box of cigarettes with the sole purpose of deterring others from Smoking. The results were simply wonderful and there is no doubt that everyone was a winner with this one!

Lego We Do

In SESE over recent weeks, 5th & 6th class embarked on the Lego We Do challenge and wow were the results superb! Watch this space for the future engineers of Donaghmoyne!!

Watch it Move!

World War 2

 

Lots of amazing work has been going on in the senior classroom as the pupils worked co-operatively in their pods to plan, research, display and present outstanding projects on World War 2. Well done everyone!

Halloween 2020

We had great fun this Halloween in St. Michael’s National School. We took part in ‘Trick or Treat for Temple Street, and raised over €300 for this fantastic cause. Thank you to all for your donations!

We also held a socially-distanced fancy dress parade and fancy dress competition. Congratulations to our winners – Erin, Tiernan, Sophia, Tara, Neasa, Killian, Jamie and Emily.

 

We have an amazing first term here in St. Michael’s National School. We look forward to seeing you all in November!

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Congratulations to all students who took part in, and successfully completed, our Summer Reading Challenge 2020. This was the first year of our Summer Reading initiative and it has been wonderful to see the children to eager to take part! Our successful participants were awarded with medals for all of their hard work. Well done boys and girls!

Hallowe’en in 5th & 6th Class

We had a wonderful time getting ready for Hallowe’en this year. The pupils worked hard on creating spooky artwork. They wrote and dramatised Irish stories -‘An Cleas Iontach’ which were truly magnificent. They composed an interesting version of our poem ‘An Púca’ which will be able to be viewed on our Facebook page. They shared Hallowe’en stories and ‘Tall Tales’, discussed the History of Hallowe’en and enjoyed their fancy dress party on the last day! Have a SPOOKTACULAR Hallowe’en everyone!!